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05-31-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,936
Posted By livingfortoday

Awesome, thanks for the tips and link! I'll...

Awesome, thanks for the tips and link! I'll definitely check that out. I'm going to run it to my LBS tomorrow, and if they can do it for free/cheap I'll have 'em do it, otherwise I'll stop by the...
05-28-10, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,936
Posted By livingfortoday

That sounds a lot like the link I posted above. I...

That sounds a lot like the link I posted above. I guess that's one way to do it, I'm just worried that if I screw that up - I'm SOL.
05-28-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,936
Posted By livingfortoday

Not that I know of. It's a Surly Pacer frame.

Not that I know of. It's a Surly Pacer frame.
05-28-10, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,936
Posted By livingfortoday

Rear derailleur dropout stripping

So. I bought a used frame a while back to build up a racing/touring bike, and months later I finally have time to build it! I went to install the rear derailleur, and I realized that it won't screw...
10-26-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By livingfortoday

Actually, I really like that! It seems crazy...

Actually, I really like that! It seems crazy enough and complicated enough that maybe people won't mess with it. I'll see if I can whip something like that up.

Feel free to add suggestions if...
10-26-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By livingfortoday

Wish I could, but she wears one of those bowling...

Wish I could, but she wears one of those bowling ball like skater helmets (for some reason!) and I've already mounted a NiteRider front light and battery on it.

Thanks for the suggestions, though!
10-26-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By livingfortoday

I actually have that, and it is a bunch easier...

I actually have that, and it is a bunch easier than doing the light - but she has pretty thick gloves since she has some circulation problems and keeps catching the fingers in the o-rings.
10-26-09, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By livingfortoday

As bright as Dinotte - but clip on?

Hi all. I'm upgrading my rear light to a Dinotte 400R and giving my girlfriend my old 140R, which is the brightest light she's ever owned. She spends a LOT of time outside in the dark in the winter...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,316
Posted By livingfortoday

I use a LHT for my commute which is only about 15...

I use a LHT for my commute which is only about 15 miles RT. It's really great since at least once a week I have to carry a bunch of crap home from work, and it doesn't blink at the extra weight.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,709
Posted By livingfortoday

I had one on the right until I noticed I would...

I had one on the right until I noticed I would lean more on that side when riding on ice, and it made me lose my balance more often. Since then I just stick it all in my Timbuk2, and I'm more stable....
12-20-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,238
Posted By livingfortoday

We've hit -14 with windchill of -35 so far this...

We've hit -14 with windchill of -35 so far this winter in Minneapolis, and it's only gonna get colder. Honestly though, once you hit 0, anything below feels pretty much like the same ol' thing....
Forum: Commuting
12-20-08, 09:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,090
Posted By livingfortoday

Ooh, this is something I'm dreading to calculate....

Ooh, this is something I'm dreading to calculate.

Long Haul Trucker with shifter upgrade: $1194

DiNotte 140L rear - $130
NiteRider MiNewt Dual - $130
Planet Bike fenders - $25
MKS pedals -...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,096
Posted By livingfortoday

As the above poster said, it's whatever you want...

As the above poster said, it's whatever you want it to be. I myself think commuting by bike just counts my going to work and back. Everything else I do is just "being awesome".
Forum: Commuting
12-19-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By livingfortoday

Definitely going to have to go with fresh snow on...

Definitely going to have to go with fresh snow on this one. Anything else and I'm fighting for control. The LHT just loves it some fresh snow, though, and tears through it.
12-19-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,145
Posted By livingfortoday

Cool, thanks everyone. I'll try the lube route...

Cool, thanks everyone. I'll try the lube route this evening, and if that doesn't work, I'll get some rust remover as suggested earlier!

Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
12-18-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15,490
Views: 11,618,917
Posted By livingfortoday

I finally have my Long Haul Trucker to where I...

I finally have my Long Haul Trucker to where I think it'll be for the next few hundred miles, so let's post some pics:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/3119712904_ab76706629.jpg...
12-18-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,145
Posted By livingfortoday

Oh, and here's a photo of my old Kryptonite lock...

Oh, and here's a photo of my old Kryptonite lock to show you what I mean:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2152/2458749387_85ba835e7c.jpg
12-18-08, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,145
Posted By livingfortoday

Rust issues with Kryptonite locks?

Hi all, I have a question about Kryptonite U-Locks. I used a New York Fahgettaboudit lock for about 6 months last year until it started getting rust on the inside and started getting stuck and only...
09-03-08, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,316
Posted By livingfortoday

I think getting a used beater bike for winter...

I think getting a used beater bike for winter really is your best bet. The girlfriend has an old cruiser that's gotten her through three Minnesota winters so far, and I just used an old rusty road...
09-03-08, 11:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,157
Posted By livingfortoday

I rode through the Minneapolis winter this year...

I rode through the Minneapolis winter this year with a fixed gear, and did Chicago the year before on a geared bike - this year was much better! When I'd hit rough parts or ice I could slow without...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-08, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By livingfortoday

Cool, thanks for the tips, everyone. I do walk a...

Cool, thanks for the tips, everyone. I do walk a decent amount in the shoes, especially if I have to make a lot of drops for work,and I really like these eggbeaters over the old LOOK pedals I used to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By livingfortoday

Question about Eggbeats and Quattro cleats

Hi, I had a quick question about the Quattro Cleats found here:
http://www.crankbrothers.com/quattro_cleat.php?itemId=74650

I got a used pair of Eggbeater pedals that I completely love, but the...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 11:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,376
Posted By livingfortoday

I haven't noticed it being mocked, but more...

I haven't noticed it being mocked, but more pointed out all of the time. My coworkers constantly comment on it - "Oh, he rides his bike" or the even worse constant offers to help "Are you sure you...
06-21-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By livingfortoday

Yeah, I think I'll shoot them an email. My bike...

Yeah, I think I'll shoot them an email. My bike is supposed to get here in two weeks, and I was looking to see if I could use some of my nicer parts I have here on it when it gets here. I've had bad...
06-20-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By livingfortoday

I'm sorry, I mean what clamp diameter it takes.

I'm sorry, I mean what clamp diameter it takes.
06-20-08, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By livingfortoday

IRO question - quill size

First off, please don't kill me for starting another IRO thread. Just had a quick question, and didn't find the exact answer I needed through searching!

The question is: What size handlebars does...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15,490
Views: 11,618,917
Posted By livingfortoday

At 17lbs, I'd rather carry my Kryptonite New York...

At 17lbs, I'd rather carry my Kryptonite New York Lock around!
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15,490
Views: 11,618,917
Posted By livingfortoday

Pretty decent, though a bit heavier than similar...

Pretty decent, though a bit heavier than similar frames. I actually got this frame because I really liked the Pake track frame I had built up (see here...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,353
Posted By livingfortoday

I had a Timbuk2 Commute bag, and after carrying...

I had a Timbuk2 Commute bag, and after carrying my laptop in it for four years through torrential Miami spring downpours, I couldn't be happier with it. I sold it and got a large messenger bag from...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15,490
Views: 11,618,917
Posted By livingfortoday

The girlfriend's commuter I built up with the...

The girlfriend's commuter I built up with the Pake C'Mute frame. I love those spoke reflectors, used the flash so you could see 'em, otherwise they're pretty invisible in normal light.
...
07-21-07, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By livingfortoday

I love using Mapquest, because you can set it to...

I love using Mapquest, because you can set it to avoid highways and do the shortest distance, which usually gives you smaller streets.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-07, 11:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,798
Posted By livingfortoday

A bit late to this thread, but what the heck. ...

A bit late to this thread, but what the heck.

It depends, really. In the winter I take major roads, and it's pretty much a straight 12 mile shot down a busy street with a cramped bike lane, though...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-07, 11:39 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,092
Posted By livingfortoday

My beat-up, twice hit by cars fixie is called the...

My beat-up, twice hit by cars fixie is called the Suicycle. My project bike is called The Sentinel, since that's the only marking that was on the frame originally when I bought it used.
04-30-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By livingfortoday

Whelp, turns out it's just a bunch of bruised and...

Whelp, turns out it's just a bunch of bruised and beaten muscle, and some sore bones, but no fractures. So I came out of this one ok, and he lost a rearview mirror. I'd say we're even.

Thanks to...
04-30-07, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By livingfortoday

Well, Im the waiting room right now, waiting to...

Well, Im the waiting room right now, waiting to see a doctor and get some x-rays. I don't think I've ever actually gone to a chiropractor, and don't know what I think of the tuning fork idea... I...
04-30-07, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By livingfortoday

Yeah, what's kind of funny in a sad way about all...

Yeah, what's kind of funny in a sad way about all of this is that I can bike perfectly fine, and I spent most of yesterday doing just that - but I can't lay still or sit still. So it's my inactivity...
04-30-07, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By livingfortoday

Yeah, I guess I was just so pissed off by the...

Yeah, I guess I was just so pissed off by the whole stupid situation that I didn't want to deal with it at the time. I really should have, though - you never know what could be broken inside.
...
04-30-07, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By livingfortoday

Well, I don't know if this is right or not, as...

Well, I don't know if this is right or not, as I've never broken a bone yet, but I always figured a broken bone would hurt a lot more if I poked it. My ribs are sore to be sure, but it's more when I...
04-30-07, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By livingfortoday

I do all cleaning and maintenance myself at home...

I do all cleaning and maintenance myself at home here. It's just too pricey for me to go to a shop, being a poor student and all. On the plus side, I've really learned my way around a wrench!
04-30-07, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By livingfortoday

Question about post-accident pain

So, this is a question for those of you who have been in collisions with cars. I hit a car that cut me off this past Friday, and ended up hitting the hood pretty hard with the side of my body before...
04-26-07, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By livingfortoday

You could drink soy milk, though it doesn't have...

You could drink soy milk, though it doesn't have a very high amount of protein. I'd recommend mixing in some soy protein, which you can find pretty cheap at GNC and such places. I drink soy milk with...
04-10-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,260
Posted By livingfortoday

Yeah, I got hit by a guy who was looking to his...

Yeah, I got hit by a guy who was looking to his left for oncoming traffic as he merged into the right turning lane, and rolled right into me (I was waiting for the red light). My rear wheel gave its...
04-06-07, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 199,163
Posted By livingfortoday

So... I guess I don't get why this is even this...

So... I guess I don't get why this is even this big of an issue? I wear a helmet because it's no hassle, and it can protect my face and brains and whatnot in an accident. I'm not saying it'll protect...
03-27-07, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 199,163
Posted By livingfortoday

Well, I've only read the first and last page of...

Well, I've only read the first and last page of posts here, but figured I'd throw in my two cents.

I always wear a helmet, and while I know it most likely won't protect me from serious injury or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-07, 11:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,939
Posted By livingfortoday

Just thought I'd chime in and say that I've got...

Just thought I'd chime in and say that I've got one of these, had it for about a year and a half now. It's not the lightest bike, but it's pretty solid. It got hit by a car, and I rebuilt it as a...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-06, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15,490
Views: 11,618,917
Posted By livingfortoday

Yeah, I have no idea where my clips are. I use...

Yeah, I have no idea where my clips are. I use the brake a lot, which kinda sucks, frankly. Either way, I'm saving up for new pedals...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-06, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15,490
Views: 11,618,917
Posted By livingfortoday

This is my daily commuter, though most of the...

This is my daily commuter, though most of the other bikes on this thread put it to shame:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/298547012_d568312464.jpg

It's a crummy road bike...
10-30-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,818
Posted By livingfortoday

I'm new to the FG, but not to my Macs.

I'm new to the FG, but not to my Macs.
10-26-06, 12:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,926
Posted By livingfortoday

*I'd* buy one, assuming it was in my price range.

*I'd* buy one, assuming it was in my price range.
10-25-06, 10:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,996
Posted By livingfortoday

I've got to say, I've only ridden in the...

I've got to say, I've only ridden in the Minneapolis Critical Mass and the Chicago one, and while the Minneapolis one always seemed like a bunch of stupid kids trying to **** with cars, the Chicago...
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