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12-07-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By BobbyG

Cold and Rusty...

I bike commuted year round for 28 years ending last winter. Seven years ago I pushed my cold temperature limit from 21F down to 11F. Six years ago I bought studded tires and began riding in the...
12-06-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By BobbyG

I found it! Google Maps:...

I found it!

Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/De+Snelbinder/@51.9810059,4.217309,560m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47c5b2fbafa373eb:0xa18e0b0430b6d978!8m2!3d51.9810059!4d4.2194977
...
12-05-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By BobbyG

Any Excuse for a Ride...

Rode to nearby Manitou Springs to pick up some spring water to make some Yerba Mate tea. Also swung by the Olympic Velodrome, and the Olympic Training Center.

Switched from coffee to Yerba Mate 5...
12-03-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 4,398
Posted By BobbyG

I realize some cyclists tend to focus on their...

I realize some cyclists tend to focus on their riding and tune out their surroundings; but as a long-time bike commuter whose glasses-mounted mirror provides a constant view of what's behind me, your...
11-20-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By BobbyG

It pays to stay active and maintain some sort of...

It pays to stay active and maintain some sort of fitness.

Congrats on your recovery.
11-20-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,572
Posted By BobbyG

Steeler_fanatic Congrats on the bike! I missed...

Steeler_fanatic Congrats on the bike! I missed the original post. But what I would have said was that you deserve the bike because of the fitness gains you made. Also, if it keeps you riding, then...
11-20-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,441
Posted By BobbyG

I started using toe clips back in 1998. And use...

I started using toe clips back in 1998. And use them on my three bikes. I was a daily commuter until this year (2021).

Also this year I bought an old folding bike that came with flat pedals...
11-20-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,260
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x1080/square_no_gap_4x4_a4dc0d7c63d1c92345a8539049e2c9c190b5a29c.jpg...
11-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,228
Posted By BobbyG

+1 Second wheel set. Have to adjust rim brakes,...

+1 Second wheel set. Have to adjust rim brakes, so just under 10 minutes to swap both wheels, top off psi and adjust brakes.
11-16-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,321
Posted By BobbyG

All my bikes have front and rear flashers. A few...

All my bikes have front and rear flashers. A few years ago I started wearing front and rear flashers on my helmet at night. And a couple of years ago I started running the helmet lights during the...
11-13-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,580
Posted By BobbyG

Lighting. I commuted year-round for almost 30...

Lighting. I commuted year-round for almost 30 years half the year riding home in the dark, and I was always buying lights, lighting and reflective bits for my bikes.
11-13-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,637
Posted By BobbyG

Colorado. Agreed.

Colorado.

Agreed.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 783
Posted By BobbyG

I have a MTB-based commuter and I bought a second...

I have a MTB-based commuter and I bought a second set of wheels for my MTB...used they were only $20 each!

I have my studded snow tires mounted on them for quick changes.
...
11-12-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,765
Posted By BobbyG

I've been very happy with the Niterider Lumina...

I've been very happy with the Niterider Lumina 900...$53 on Amazon. YOu mentioned a mountain bike. I don't know if this is bright enough for single track riding at night, but its more than enough...
11-09-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,586
Posted By BobbyG

Daytime running lights. I was a daily, year-round...

Daytime running lights. I was a daily, year-round commuter, and although I had a full compliment of lights for commuting at night (see avatar photo), based on what I had read on bikeforums, a couple...
11-09-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,496
Posted By BobbyG

I still think of myself as a commuter, so I have...

I still think of myself as a commuter, so I have gladly added a little bike weight in exchange for a little comfort, safety or convenience.
11-07-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, but do you dress left or dress right?

Yes, but do you dress left or dress right?
11-06-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,064
Posted By BobbyG

Not what you had in mind, but I put this together...

Not what you had in mind, but I put this together three years ago...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMPNdmlKj_Y
Forum: Commuting
11-03-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By BobbyG

Neoprene works for some, but not for all. I...

Neoprene works for some, but not for all. I tried Neoprene a few times and it causes my hands to sweat. Below freezing that made them colder. Like Phil_gretz I use layers. Even in cold I find I...
10-30-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By BobbyG

I know you love the hills!

I know you love the hills!
10-29-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By BobbyG

My last two action cams have had standard...

My last two action cams have had standard threaded 1/4" female receptacles. While I don't use a quick release to mount them on my helmet, there are many more mounting solutions for standard 1/4"...
10-23-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,598
Posted By BobbyG

I started using DIY rain capes a few years ago. ...

I started using DIY rain capes a few years ago. Not as dry as a rain jacket, but much cooler and more comfortable (for me). I commuted in bike clothes and changed at work, so a little wetness...
10-21-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,826
Posted By BobbyG

I was unaware of the context of the photo. Now...

I was unaware of the context of the photo. Now that I know it is tragic, I agree it is in poor taste. I have deleted my post. If you delete your reply the image will be gone.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,868
Posted By BobbyG

FWIW, I bought my first folder last spring and...

FWIW, I bought my first folder last spring and put bull-horns on it. They just fit inside the fold without intruding on the spokes (if I'm careful)....
10-13-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By BobbyG

Yes and no. It's the original derailers, DT...

Yes and no. It's the original derailers, DT shifters, main brake levers and large front cog (which is slightly oval). But the rear gears were switched out a few years ago to give me lower gearing...
10-11-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By BobbyG

"Racked" My Brains, But Now It's In The Bag...

Five months ago I mounted a rear rack on my old 12-speed Nishiki roadbike. (https://m.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=22074105&styleid=8)

Even though it weighs nothing, something about it was...
10-11-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,911
Posted By BobbyG

Skullo You made his wife aware of it and I'm sure...

Skullo You made his wife aware of it and I'm sure this isn't the first time she's had to deal with his bad behavior. It will come back to bite him.

In the mean time get a helmet cam or action...
10-11-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,739
Posted By BobbyG

How would the situation be different if the...

How would the situation be different if the "unhoused" person were an injured cyclist and the outreach worker were an Emergency Medical Tech. We can't know if the cyclist would have behaved...
10-09-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,041
Posted By BobbyG

From my commute to work 4 years ago... ...

From my commute to work 4 years ago...

https://youtu.be/DBMGN5X-VBU
10-06-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,852
Posted By BobbyG

I'm sure he meant Rube Goldberg...which would be...

I'm sure he meant Rube Goldberg...which would be a compliment of sorts.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/story-behind-rube-goldbergs-complicated-contraptions-180968928/
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By BobbyG

2 New Tires...2 More MPH!

I bought a 2007 Dahon Boardwalk 7-speed last spring and have been making mods and upgrades. The original back tire was decomposing, but the front, a thick, heavy low-end Kenda 20 x 1.5" with ...
09-29-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By BobbyG

Sweet!

Sweet!
09-24-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 338
Posted By BobbyG

No slight intended, I was just adding my 2-cents...

No slight intended, I was just adding my 2-cents to bolster your observation hoping to show the original poster that his situation doesn't always require a new wheel. I failed to include your whole...
09-24-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,311
Posted By BobbyG

If that's how they ride, I wonder how they drive.

If that's how they ride, I wonder how they drive.
09-22-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,259
Posted By BobbyG

Glad you're not hurt worse. I've been running a...

Glad you're not hurt worse. I've been running a camera for 7 years now. I've learned much about my own behavior as I have about the behavior of others.
09-20-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By BobbyG

jayp410 Bend it back! I've had this same problem...

jayp410 Bend it back! I've had this same problem for the same reason a few times on my hodge-podged '97 Nishiki Blazer MTB/commuter. Although I carry a chain-break tool in my commute bag, one time...
09-20-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,582
Posted By BobbyG

In winter when riding in sub-freezing...

In winter when riding in sub-freezing temperatures don't over-dress. You will warm up after 7-12 minutes...dress for that. Over-dressing causes sweat which will then freeze and make you really cold....
09-16-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,229
Posted By BobbyG

Last night we were talking about this and a...

Last night we were talking about this and a friend said, "The days go slow, but the years go fast."
09-16-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By BobbyG

JDme Earlier this year I bought a used 2007 Dahon...

JDme Earlier this year I bought a used 2007 Dahon Boardwalk 7-speed folding bike and have been having a blast. I converted it to bull-horn bars....
09-13-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,431
Posted By BobbyG

777funk In photography (before the ever-present...

777funk In photography (before the ever-present smartphone camera) they used to have a couple of sayings: "The best camera is the one at hand." and "F/8 and be there!" The spirit of these adages can...
09-09-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By BobbyG

Regardless of the reason for the delay...some one...

Regardless of the reason for the delay...some one should have popped in periodically to check on you and let you know what was going on...unless you fell through the cracks and they forgot about you.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By BobbyG

I tend to save all those plastic reflector and...

I tend to save all those plastic reflector and light mounts and have done things like that myself...most recently for the mirror on the drop-bar conversion I did two years ago. I would have...
09-08-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,993
Posted By BobbyG

I said that to a motorcycle friend years ago and...

I said that to a motorcycle friend years ago and he said, "No. Ride like they can see you clearly and are trying to kill you."
09-05-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By BobbyG

Sounds like the name of a grunge band from the...

Sounds like the name of a grunge band from the '90s.
09-04-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By BobbyG

Get a helmet cam, send video clip to local...

Get a helmet cam, send video clip to local police..
08-25-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,562
Posted By BobbyG

I started using a take-a-look glasses mounted...

I started using a take-a-look glasses mounted mirror 20+ years ago. I still keep a mirror on 3 of my 4 bikes, but the glasses mounted mirror works best. For one thing, you can see a much wider...
08-18-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,073
Posted By BobbyG

Sorry for your family's loss.

Sorry for your family's loss.
08-17-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,145
Posted By BobbyG

coopman One time back in the early 2000s I had a...

coopman One time back in the early 2000s I had a car stop ahead of me and a driver get out and walked towards me on my bike. I pulled out my non-camera flip phone and held it out as if I was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By BobbyG

Bagtastic!

Ordered a Rhinowalk bag for my 20-inch folder. Just $21 from AliExpress with free shipping! The best deal I found on Amazon was $38 including shipping.

After much research, the bag is exactly as...
08-06-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By BobbyG

If Surly came out with a version of the bars with...

If Surly came out with a version of the bars with the extension you want they could call it the Miloko Plus... and they should offer them in Clockwork Orange.
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