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04-03-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,445
Posted By earthworm94

Helmets NOT made in China

Any chance I can buy a helmet that is NOT made in China? Just about any brand that I thought made in USA (Bell/Protec) are all made in China nowadays :(. Thanks.
02-09-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,750
Posted By earthworm94

Recommendation for Balance Bikes

I have a rapidly growing 2.75 years old girl who is about to outgrow her cheap "Baby Shark" balance bike. Since she recently had twin brothers bestow upon her, I don't mind spending a bit more for a...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By earthworm94

Thank you for the update. I hope you are ok...

Thank you for the update. I hope you are ok after the flood. My cousin and a friend was stuck in the Subway and road for quite some time.

I won't be visiting until early to mid August so...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-13, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By earthworm94

Need recon from Toronto

I have heard they are putting up or renovating a bridge about 1-2km south of the Sunnybrook Park on the Don Valley Trail. Has that been completed yet?

I'm sorry if my direction isn't correct as...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By earthworm94

I think these would be good bikes for a 5-10mi....

I think these would be good bikes for a 5-10mi. commute on relatively flat terrain or people who like old-fashion looking bikes that are simple to operate.
Forum: Commuting
05-16-13, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By earthworm94

From an unusual online bike dealer....

McMaster-Carr, not a strange name for those who get their hands dirty for a living...

http://www.mcmaster.com/#cycles (http://www.mcmaster.com/#cycles/=ms8vgs)
Forum: Commuting
01-01-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,385
Posted By earthworm94

I've ridden 30mi. with platform pedals and my...

I've ridden 30mi. with platform pedals and my pair of good for all occasions Adidas Sambas and kept up reasonably well with my cousin who rides a full carbon bike with clipless. For commuting,...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,385
Posted By earthworm94

Another MKS model worth considering. It is...

Another MKS model worth considering. It is called MKS RMS Sneaker pedal. It rotates very smoothly and grippy with my Adidas Sambas or even work boots. It's made of aluminum alloy, rotates very...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,265
Posted By earthworm94

Bought a Protec Ace multisport helmet in May, but...

Bought a Protec Ace multisport helmet in May, but I was foolish to buy a black one. After one day of riding this summer in Toronto my hair was cooked, haha. Beside that, it's a hardshell helmet...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,415
Posted By earthworm94

I feel like I need to do the moonwalk before or...

I feel like I need to do the moonwalk before or after I ride the bike. When I'm riding Smooth Criminal would be the song inside my head. Finally, white cycling gloves would be the perfect accessory...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By earthworm94

I have been riding a 2007 Schwinn LeTour GS road...

I have been riding a 2007 Schwinn LeTour GS road bike for 4 years and I bought it at Performance Bike in Charlotte, NC for about $400 on clearance. Most of the drivetrain are stock beside the chain...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-12, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By earthworm94

New wheel it is. I took the old wheel to my LBS...

New wheel it is. I took the old wheel to my LBS and he said it's ruined because the bend is more than 1/4" on one side.

The replacement wheel is a Weinmann LP18 rim with Shimano HB2200 hub and...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By earthworm94

The bike is still ridable. It limped the last...

The bike is still ridable. It limped the last mile or 2 back to where I parked. I just have to open up the front brake so the wheel can rotate somewhat freely and I think it's scratching the fender...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By earthworm94

Damage of the wheel. It's the stock wheel on...

Damage of the wheel. It's the stock wheel on this bike. It's Alexrims with some unknown hub. You can see that it is bended by looking at the alignment between the front fender and the tire.

Is...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By earthworm94

Tires are 28mm Conti gator skin, I think that's...

Tires are 28mm Conti gator skin, I think that's pretty much the largest tire I can put in. And I use rim brakes on the bike.

Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-12, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By earthworm94

700C, sorry...

700C, sorry...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By earthworm94

Need front wheel suggestion

Took a spill today (first time in 5 years) and bended the front wheel. I'm on a very tight budget right now so all I can pay for is about $80 or around that. I don't need anything fancy, just tough...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,527
Posted By earthworm94

Recently switched to DuPont Chain Saver. It is...

Recently switched to DuPont Chain Saver. It is very similar to the special lube you get when you buy a brand new SRAM chain. It sprays on wet but dries up to a pale yellow color later on. It lubes...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-12, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By earthworm94

I have no reverse gear on my bike nor I have ever...

I have no reverse gear on my bike nor I have ever seen a Rolls-Royce in the 'hood that I'm commuting...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-12, 04:51 PM
Forum: Commuting
04-18-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By earthworm94

(Dumb story alert) Resisted my urge to race someone today

Short story...

I was riding along minding my own, and all the sudden a student of mine (I'm a graduate teaching assistant) joined me on the street. We looked at each other for a second and I...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-12, 05:13 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 57,902
Posted By earthworm94

Balance of the force to those rascals that likes...

Balance of the force to those rascals that likes to shoot Nerf guns at passing cyclists.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,294
Posted By earthworm94

And "dashboard" view... ...

And "dashboard" view...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M_yqcFDlqWU/T4ovOdTPmJI/AAAAAAAAJkI/4x_KYWPaTKg/s800/D7K_1755.JPG
Forum: Commuting
04-14-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 57,902
Posted By earthworm94

A mixture of old, new, and Fred. Twined cloth...

A mixture of old, new, and Fred. Twined cloth tape with coated with shellac (old), modern style Ritchey Biomax bar (new), and pipe clamp mounted Mini Maglite "headlamp" along with the German...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-12, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,294
Posted By earthworm94

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-900yHvQIx4k/T4g...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-900yHvQIx4k/T4gUlCvbVdI/AAAAAAAAJj8/Xe9uaqw-dBw/s800/D7K_1731.JPG

How does it look with the rest of the bike? The red was a rather bold "fashion" move and I...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,294
Posted By earthworm94

Newbaum's Bar Tape DIY installation

Here is the result of my DIY wrapping of Newbaum's bar tape. I followed the wonderful instructional video made my Rivendall Bikes and that's where I got the bar tape anyway.

I did applied some...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-12, 04:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,037
Posted By earthworm94

Let say misuse of either of the brake will not...

Let say misuse of either of the brake will not end pretty. If you use the front brake too hard you'd have a swipe out or endo, and if you use the rear too hard you'd fishtail.

My educated guess...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,037
Posted By earthworm94

First, please don't push beyond common sense on...

First, please don't push beyond common sense on what I said.

I hope at least we can all agree that overwhelming majority of stops in normal commuting are NOT panic stops, unless there are some...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-12, 05:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,037
Posted By earthworm94

Although I hope most people got that number was a...

Although I hope most people got that number was a figurative representation, I'm sorry for throwing numbers around. That number represents the fact that I have done most of my commuting in a small...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-12, 01:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,037
Posted By earthworm94

It's ok, I'm not all that offended. Also, this...

It's ok, I'm not all that offended. Also, this forum has such a high standard in language use (which is a great thing) I just feel comfortable to be a bit more picky.

Coldfeet. If there is a...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,037
Posted By earthworm94

I saw a couple of posts on here that referred to...

I saw a couple of posts on here that referred to him as St. Sheldon so I just play along that theme for entertainment purpose.

Also, "panties in a bunch" is a rather sexist phrase in my opinion...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,037
Posted By earthworm94

It's sin because it goes against St. Sheldon's...

It's sin because it goes against St. Sheldon's teachings (ironically, he was an atheist...)

http://sheldonbrown.com/brakturn.html
Forum: Commuting
04-02-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,037
Posted By earthworm94

Why is it such a sin to use the rear brake

Yes, I understand that it is more efficient to use the front brake as it has (presumedly) more power, but I stop just fine using the rear brake and avoid the chance of getting an endo.

95% of...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,448
Posted By earthworm94

+1. And honeysuckle season is almost here... Of...

+1. And honeysuckle season is almost here... Of course most commutes I ride as quickly as practical but when time is not tight I will slow down.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By earthworm94

Little out of season but stumble upon this winter cycling dress video

After watching a video on how to install a bottom bracket, youtube "recommended" me to the video below...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=8i7vcboSje0

Although she looks...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,922
Posted By earthworm94

Loosen the screw that holds the L-shape metal...

Loosen the screw that holds the L-shape metal piece, and turn it 90deg. Then, unscrew the mounting bracket all the way and "sandwich" the L-shape metal piece with the bracket. Advantage of this...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-12, 02:01 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 41,560
Posted By earthworm94

Just read your 2nd paragraph. That is...

Just read your 2nd paragraph. That is technically a messenger bag with hooks on the back so I can quickly mount/dismount the bag from the rack. It is a bit high but it works well enough.

This...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-12, 09:51 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 41,560
Posted By earthworm94

That toe clip was useless for normal tennis shoes...

That toe clip was useless for normal tennis shoes and felt pretty weird so that was ditched pretty much within the first week or so that I own the bike.

Also, due to my poor leg strength the 52 is...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 41,560
Posted By earthworm94

That particular Snoopy is like Flat Stanley, it...

That particular Snoopy is like Flat Stanley, it travels to wherever I go.

Pedals: Performance Bike store brand Forte ATB Comp pedals. They are very functional but not a big fan as the edges are...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 41,560
Posted By earthworm94

It's not just "the dog", it's Snoopy, the world's...

It's not just "the dog", it's Snoopy, the world's most famous beagle!

Note I have a mini maglite mounted with 2 hose clamps and I only use platform pedels.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 41,560
Posted By earthworm94

It's a Timbuk2 Bullitt, but now it is...

It's a Timbuk2 Bullitt, but now it is out-of-production. It is well-made, extremely waterproof if you are careful on how to close the bag, and quite stylish. I attached a water bottle sleeve to it...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-12, 01:23 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 41,560
Posted By earthworm94

2007 Schwinn Le Tour GS Front view: ...

2007 Schwinn Le Tour GS


Front view:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4trNkCKYKXk/T0nbp3k5jVI/AAAAAAAAJiU/ydtBNlLpj-I/s800/D7K_5463.JPG

Drive side view:...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,472
Posted By earthworm94

I have been traveling around a little and do...

I have been traveling around a little and do notice some fairly unique bike racks.

From Eau Gallie, FL. Very similar bike rack to one of the above post, only with a bad pink job that makes the...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,746
Posted By earthworm94

Found the article. ...

Found the article. http://adventurecycling.org/resources/200903_PSIRX_Heine.pdf

I ran with those pressures I mentioned for couple of years and never had a pinch flat. The combined...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,746
Posted By earthworm94

Wondering if there are leak-proof tubes

It doesn't bother me too much to have to pump up my tires weekly. However, I don't have to pump my car's tires every week.

I use Bontrager tubes that IMHO are very quality tubes and since I am a...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-11, 01:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,808
Posted By earthworm94

Use some Sno-seal on them and they can become...

Use some Sno-seal on them and they can become quite water-resistant. I wear my Sambas everyday and went through quite a few moderate showers and shallow puddles and my feet stay dry most of the time.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,173
Posted By earthworm94

Boulder, CO may impose speed limit of 8mph for cyclists at certain locations

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2011/11/13/boulder-may-put-brakes-on-speeding-cyclists/

Another piece of useless (attempt) legislation. Just enforce the rules that already on the books.

Also,...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-11, 04:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,485
Posted By earthworm94

Now, here is an ad idea after looking at the...

Now, here is an ad idea after looking at the Giant ad. I think it is truthful and yet parodying the GM ad:

A picture showing a passenger in a truck/SUV is stuck in a traffic jam looking enviously...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 23,222
Posted By earthworm94

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XKtKP5ivv5M/TZO...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XKtKP5ivv5M/TZO8zuYH_0I/AAAAAAAAHxs/kuldycCl40s/s640/D7K_1117.JPG
Forum: Commuting
10-12-11, 05:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,254
Posted By earthworm94

I know, but I believe there are different levels...

I know, but I believe there are different levels of commuter here. Some are truly dedicated and goes anywhere beside Tokyo on their bikes (and they would if that's a bridge :) ) and there are some...
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