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Forum: Commuting
07-07-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,660
Posted By chicbicyclist

Those Club Monaco bikes are a bargain. I built a...

Those Club Monaco bikes are a bargain. I built a similar bike and it cost about the same. (stock Batavus omafiet($750 + tax) + creme tires($40) + brooks saddle($120) + brooks grips($70).

They are...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-09, 03:52 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,166
Posted By chicbicyclist

I love the print!!

I love the print!!
Forum: Commuting
07-03-09, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 643
Posted By chicbicyclist

Yeah, def check out velocult and their sister...

Yeah, def check out velocult and their sister site, sdbikecommuter. Tons of people into older/townie style steel city bikes like the old Schwinns/Raleighs.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By chicbicyclist

Klean Kanteens are also stainless steel, not...

Klean Kanteens are also stainless steel, not aluminum and I find that they do not taste as metallic as other alum/stainless steel water bottles.
Forum: Commuting
05-29-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,387
Posted By chicbicyclist

Internal Hub Gears combine the simpleness and...

Internal Hub Gears combine the simpleness and cleanliness(of both form and function) of singlespeed and the convenience of gears :p
Forum: Commuting
05-23-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,062
Posted By chicbicyclist

I actually use my tank of a bike to incorporate...

I actually use my tank of a bike to incorporate my leg workout.
Forum: Commuting
05-21-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By chicbicyclist

I'm glad it's the smaller, second tier cities...

I'm glad it's the smaller, second tier cities leading the way on this. It's the ideal place for these type of stuff.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 03:29 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,062
Posted By chicbicyclist

Yes, it technically makes you slower but unless...

Yes, it technically makes you slower but unless you're in a race(or post on BF), it's hardly worth wasting so much time worrying about it.
05-18-09, 02:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By chicbicyclist

Have you tried "women's" frames? Unless you're a...

Have you tried "women's" frames? Unless you're a woman already :p
Forum: Commuting
05-17-09, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,348
Posted By chicbicyclist

Those civias are so pretty.

Those civias are so pretty.
05-16-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,345
Posted By chicbicyclist

Dutch utility bikes usually have steel, 28 x 1...

Dutch utility bikes usually have steel, 28 x 1 1/2 wheels(700B).
Forum: Commuting
05-14-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By chicbicyclist

Hey, Catahoula, Batavus offers three speeds...

Hey, Catahoula, Batavus offers three speeds around your price range($750, fully equipped with fenders, stand, skirt guard, dynamo lights[with standlight for the rear], very upright posture, bell and...
05-14-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By chicbicyclist

Shorten the name to something like "The...

Shorten the name to something like "The Sustainable Cyclist" and we're in business. :D
05-11-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By chicbicyclist

This is a cool idea though.

This is a cool idea though.
05-11-09, 03:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,068
Posted By chicbicyclist

Mine is made out of vinyl and canvas so it's both...

Mine is made out of vinyl and canvas so it's both not heavy and do not make any noise.

It also easily snaps on and off without the use of any tools.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 48,331
Posted By chicbicyclist

Did you buy it from curbside, Avalon?

Did you buy it from curbside, Avalon?
Forum: Commuting
05-06-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By chicbicyclist

Mine has coaster brakes and a front hand brake. :p

Mine has coaster brakes and a front hand brake. :p
Forum: Commuting
05-06-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By chicbicyclist

^I suppose it depends on the type of dog, but...

^I suppose it depends on the type of dog, but don't wolves travel 10-15 miles a day searching for food? Do they sprint and stop while doing it?



How old are they? Mine regularly travel 10 miles...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-09, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By chicbicyclist

From a quick glance, they both look very similar....

From a quick glance, they both look very similar. It seems like it's the same bike but offered in two different wheel sizes.

You can probably affect the upright riding posture more by swapping out...
05-05-09, 06:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,553
Posted By chicbicyclist

That's uh...how business works. Someone buys a...

That's uh...how business works. Someone buys a company, and they decide whether or not to continue using that company's name. It is theirs, after all.


I get what you're trying to say, but so...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By chicbicyclist

I hate those leg lifting exercises, they are...

I hate those leg lifting exercises, they are harder than the normal sit ups. So they must be good!
Forum: Commuting
05-04-09, 12:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,451
Posted By chicbicyclist

Schwalbe Delta Cruiser Cremes! 28 x 1 1/2

Schwalbe Delta Cruiser Cremes!

28 x 1 1/2
05-03-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,088
Posted By chicbicyclist

There is a resurgence of commuter bikes and...

There is a resurgence of commuter bikes and utility bikes now so kickstands are making a few inroads. Some would say it's mostly a fashion statement so I would characterize kickstands as cool...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 48,331
Posted By chicbicyclist

Oh if you're heading to Scotland soon, I suggest...

Oh if you're heading to Scotland soon, I suggest waiting until then. You will have WAY more choices being in Europe and it will probably be cheaper.

Check out the European sites of these...
Forum: Foo
04-30-09, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,028
Posted By chicbicyclist

You're doing it wrong lol

You're doing it wrong lol
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 05:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,788
Posted By chicbicyclist

Good luck. Walmart always seems like one of those...

Good luck. Walmart always seems like one of those companies who can afford to fire anyone for any little thing, especially now that there is a bigger pool of the unemployed.

I like the idea of...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,242
Posted By chicbicyclist

I am about the order a T3 Trigger shifter from...

I am about the order a T3 Trigger shifter from the UK, and shipped to me in the USA. Should I be okay so long as it is specifically for the SRAM T3, or do the old T3s different from the new T3s?
...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 03:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,455
Posted By chicbicyclist

It's a case of a few ruining it for everyone else.

It's a case of a few ruining it for everyone else.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 48,331
Posted By chicbicyclist

Avalon, check out Curbside Cycle in Toronto. They...

Avalon, check out Curbside Cycle in Toronto. They carry Batavus 3 speed, for about $800 Canadian. It's about 5-7lbs heavier than 35lbs though, but it's a basic ride and go bike.

They also carry...
04-29-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By chicbicyclist

What you would call "slow" is normal speed for...

What you would call "slow" is normal speed for someone else. :p
Forum: Commuting
04-28-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,228
Posted By chicbicyclist

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3129/3483789245_1d7...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3129/3483789245_1d7c78e0e3.jpg?v=0

Adjustable height, yay.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,412
Posted By chicbicyclist

Just in case anyone is looking for a cheaper...

Just in case anyone is looking for a cheaper euro-style city bike, Batavus North America offers a more stripped down version(no brooks saddle, black grips, no basket, coaster+caliper front brakes...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,806
Posted By chicbicyclist

U-lock with o-lock and cable locks. Three...

U-lock with o-lock and cable locks.

Three types of locks.

But the best advice is to simply get it covered under your homeowners/renter's insurance.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By chicbicyclist

It's very, very negligible. Their cleanliness and...

It's very, very negligible. Their cleanliness and overall practicality is more than worth the 1 or two percentage loss in efficiency.

I will never buy a bike without an internal hub gears, ever...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-09, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,757
Posted By chicbicyclist

Irrelevant question since there are as many flat...

Irrelevant question since there are as many flat areas here(if not more since we're much, much bigger) as there are in the Netherlands. It's your choice to live in hilly areas.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-09, 07:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,391
Posted By chicbicyclist

Exactly. Looks and a less aggressive geometry are...

Exactly. Looks and a less aggressive geometry are more than enough reasons to choose these over the Breezer bikes. Plus, Breezer bikes do not have a fully enclosed chain case which was the biggest...
04-21-09, 07:43 PM
Forum: Commuting
04-20-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,646
Posted By chicbicyclist

It's mostly mental. The key is to not deprive...

It's mostly mental. The key is to not deprive yourself and simply eating smaller portions. I also find it easier to get smaller serving packs, since in my head, I have to eat the whole package to be...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,391
Posted By chicbicyclist

I can definitely see someone choosing the more...

I can definitely see someone choosing the more traditional styles over the Breezer.

Even Euro bike makers who still make the traditional bike also manufacture their modern counterparts, not too...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,646
Posted By chicbicyclist

Changing diets can definitely be attributed to...

Changing diets can definitely be attributed to cycling. It made you more aware of your body and probably was a gateway drug towards a healthier body.
Forum: Commuting
04-20-09, 02:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,757
Posted By chicbicyclist

I don't know how strong those European/Chinese...

I don't know how strong those European/Chinese utility bike racks are, but I would imagine they aren't geared for high performance, and those can carry full size adults just fine as pictured.

I do...
04-19-09, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,207
Posted By chicbicyclist

It also depends if they have a shiny bike. ...

It also depends if they have a shiny bike.

Guys who ride bikes when they can obviously buy an expensive car can still get dates. Besides, being cheap is chic nowadays.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,391
Posted By chicbicyclist

Ah, I see now. People have more issues with the...

Ah, I see now. People have more issues with the expensive clothing that those models wear than the gist of the article that fashionable clothing(more often, less expensive than the ones pictured as...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,391
Posted By chicbicyclist

You missed the point entirely. For a forum...

You missed the point entirely.

For a forum nut, 15 miles is routine. For everyone else, it's not.

And I'll give you the flat argument(but even then, many already sport the heavy thorn...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,391
Posted By chicbicyclist

15 miles is loooong for a bike commute, you're...

15 miles is loooong for a bike commute, you're crazy(or a poster on bf) if you think that's nothing but a long commute.

Which is exactly one of the points the article was making.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,391
Posted By chicbicyclist

Again, I got my authentic dutch omafiet for $750...

Again, I got my authentic dutch omafiet for $750 + tax.



They aren't for you, that much is obvious. Why you take so much of what I think is offense about them or the idea of them, is beyond...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,391
Posted By chicbicyclist

But you don't change clothes to get in your car....

But you don't change clothes to get in your car. That's the difference.
04-17-09, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,091
Posted By chicbicyclist

Whoa.

Whoa.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,391
Posted By chicbicyclist

Btw, these bikes are NOT designed to go more than...

Btw, these bikes are NOT designed to go more than 15-20 mph. You can try and it's a good exercise, but these bicycles are ideal for 15mph or less.

For some people, that's more than enough and...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,391
Posted By chicbicyclist

Patronizing how? IIRC, contemporary fixie...

Patronizing how?

IIRC, contemporary fixie culture are dominated by fashion, too. It's probably the overall growth driver behind it right now.

Btw, don't knock chain guards until you tried...
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