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Forum: Commuting
04-13-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,606
Posted By megalowmatt

Thank you. That was the exact intent of the...

Thank you. That was the exact intent of the thread as there really aren't a lot of complete build kind of instructions from start to finish. I'm glad you were able to get some helpful information and...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,606
Posted By megalowmatt

I'm not sure if they still have them in stock but...

I'm not sure if they still have them in stock but I built a commuter up from Nashbar's aluminum touring frame/fork and it turned out great. If I remember correctly I bought the frame & fork during a...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,296
Posted By megalowmatt

I have the Versa on one of my bikes. It's...

I have the Versa on one of my bikes. It's expensive and just *OK*. Wish I would have just gone with the jtek.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,875
Posted By megalowmatt

I have the Shimano "red band" 8 with Versa...

I have the Shimano "red band" 8 with Versa shifters on one of my commuters. It's probably due to the added weight in the rear but it feels a bit slower overall.
Forum: Commuting
03-18-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,556
Posted By megalowmatt

For my 5.5 mile ride I just wear what I wear at...

For my 5.5 mile ride I just wear what I wear at work. Lightweight shorts and a shirt.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,451
Posted By megalowmatt

These threads always bring those people out....

These threads always bring those people out. There are so many other things on the road that I encounter during my commute that are way louder than the 2" Bluetooth speaker I use. It's laughable how...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,451
Posted By megalowmatt

I started a thread on this a while back. Here's...

I started a thread on this a while back. Here's what I use...

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm262/matthewjones0224/IMAG2980_zpsnsxpac3v.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
12-20-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,354
Posted By megalowmatt

It's been mentioned but worth repeating - if...

It's been mentioned but worth repeating - if you're using the long end of the lens (closer to 300mm) you're probably experiencing camera shake rather than focus issues. Your shutter speed needs to be...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,461
Posted By megalowmatt

It's weird the Fuji came with those microshift...

It's weird the Fuji came with those microshift bar ends. You'd think they would put Dura Ace on there and be done with it. That said I've not had any issues with Dura Ace shifters. Pretty much as...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,480
Posted By megalowmatt

Your wife recently had a baby, didn't she? ...

Your wife recently had a baby, didn't she?

Priorities:

1. Family
2. Job
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.
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3. Cycling
Forum: Commuting
10-28-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,914
Posted By megalowmatt

It's possible those two bikes will not be much of...

It's possible those two bikes will not be much of a step up from your current one. You don't mention a budget but you will probably be better off going to a bike store and riding a few to get a feel...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,411
Posted By megalowmatt

Everything I've read says that a flashing light...

Everything I've read says that a flashing light uses less resources than one on constant power - some sources say far less. I use a Planet Bike Superflash that takes 2 AAA batteries and the last...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,411
Posted By megalowmatt

My own personal anecdotal reasoning is when...

My own personal anecdotal reasoning is when driving I notice a bike with a rear flasher or front light much sooner than I see one without.

Simple as that.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,611
Posted By megalowmatt

I have two of these below, one of which I've had...

I have two of these below, one of which I've had for probably close to 3 years. I have had to buy an additional battery pack because the original crapped out and a charger broke. I can't speak for...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,022
Posted By megalowmatt

It's great you made it out alive but just think...

It's great you made it out alive but just think of the lives you ruined of those who had the misfortune of hearing your toxic music. And be sure to post your play list so we can criticize it and...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,022
Posted By megalowmatt

Good grief. Now we've even moved on to the "my...

Good grief. Now we've even moved on to the "my crappy music is better than your crappy music" phase of the thread.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,022
Posted By megalowmatt

I fixed it in my post

I fixed it in my post
Forum: Commuting
10-07-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,022
Posted By megalowmatt

Here's what I use: Bluetooth Speaker...

Here's what I use: Bluetooth Speaker (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FJILVDS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&tag=viglink20253-20)

I cut an old water bottle so I can drop the...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,022
Posted By megalowmatt

I ride through a couple school zones and when...

I ride through a couple school zones and when there's a bunch of people & cars around I turn it down to a point where it's no louder than what you'd hear maybe coming out of a car. I can understand...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,022
Posted By megalowmatt

I do and I started a thread on the bluetooth...

I do and I started a thread on the bluetooth speaker I use back in January. As for bothering other cyclists, I've see probably 2 other commuters on my route since 2009. It's not something I would...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-15, 09:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,929
Posted By megalowmatt

So.... is anybody planning on getting the patch?

So.... is anybody planning on getting the patch?
Forum: Commuting
09-21-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By megalowmatt

As much as I've wanted to show people they were...

As much as I've wanted to show people they were wrong, it NEVER worked. Now I avoid any of those potential situations altogether. Even when I'm driving if someone is following too closely I just...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 32,751
Posted By megalowmatt

I think until local bike shops and online...

I think until local bike shops and online retailers embrace the belt drive and have the same amount of belt as chain driven in stock it won't catch on.

As for me, I'll take a 1x10 chain drive over...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,549
Posted By megalowmatt

I would be OK with a handlebar bag. Something...

I would be OK with a handlebar bag. Something about hearing my lunch rattle around in the trunk bag that doesn't sit well with me on having the camera back there. But I'm sure you guys are right...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By megalowmatt

That's a head scratcher. The spokes were...

That's a head scratcher. The spokes were separated from the rim and *both* wheels fell off?

I guess this is where we begin speculating whether it was Chinese carbon or a "BSO."

Whatever...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,549
Posted By megalowmatt

No way I'd be putting my d7100 & lenses in any...

No way I'd be putting my d7100 & lenses in any rear bag. Think of how jarring even small holes in the road can be. There's really no padding in those Topeak bags worth risking gear like that. I...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-15, 09:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,551
Posted By megalowmatt

5.5 miles each way. I ride in the clothes I'll be...

5.5 miles each way. I ride in the clothes I'll be wearing that day.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,509
Posted By megalowmatt

Your confession speaks for itself. Go, be clean...

Your confession speaks for itself. Go, be clean my son.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,500
Posted By megalowmatt

Since I began using a bell I've found that people...

Since I began using a bell I've found that people respond way better to the bell sound. In the past if I tried to announce my presence approaching from behind they rarely heard or became annoyed...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,683
Posted By megalowmatt

This is pretty much exactly what I was going to...

This is pretty much exactly what I was going to type.

OP - do your research, ride them all and buy what you like. Then when somebody asks right here on Bike Forums what's the best hybrid with...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By megalowmatt

Looks pretty good to me. In the second picture...

Looks pretty good to me. In the second picture your knee looks locked but I think it's because your heel is down. I'm not sure I would lower the saddle.

Here's my position on the commuter...
...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By megalowmatt

They look very similar to the couple I have...

They look very similar to the couple I have bought from Amazon. Great lights for the price. My original battery lasted over 2 years so I recently replaced it.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,241
Posted By megalowmatt

OP - how far is your commute? Especially with an...

OP - how far is your commute? Especially with an ebike it's hard to imagine injuries but without the specifics there's not much to go by. I know people who ride 200 miles a week (although not...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,793
Posted By megalowmatt

Head on over to the Clydesdales/Athenas forum and...

Head on over to the Clydesdales/Athenas forum and search for a guy with the user name Jarrett2. Super nice guy who started out pretty close to where you are at from the purchase to riding a lot and...
Forum: Foo
03-26-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 72,238
Posted By megalowmatt

Sad to read this.

Sad to read this.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By megalowmatt

Soma Highway 1 bars, bar end shifters & a rack. ...

Soma Highway 1 bars, bar end shifters & a rack. As you mentioned, better wheels and wider tires would be nice too.

*edit* - just saw you changed out the bars.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,486
Posted By megalowmatt

I have the Nexus red band 8 I built into a...

I have the Nexus red band 8 I built into a Bianchi San Jose when I first began commuting in 2009. Mine has the Versa shifter. Overall I wouldn't do it again and have gravitated towards traditional...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,082
Posted By megalowmatt

Great looking bike but even if you've got an...

Great looking bike but even if you've got an inkling to change out the Alfine for a Speedhub I'd look into something with that already installed as you're going to need to swap the shifter as well.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 32,735
Posted By megalowmatt

I've got the same pedals on my Ti road bike and I...

I've got the same pedals on my Ti road bike and I think they look fine. I can see some wanting something more refined but I think they look cool.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 32,735
Posted By megalowmatt

Wow great looking bike. Probably one of the...

Wow great looking bike. Probably one of the nicest commuters I've seen in a long while.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,750
Posted By megalowmatt

Salad, sandwiches, leftovers. Same thing I would...

Salad, sandwiches, leftovers. Same thing I would eat if I wasn't riding in.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-15, 08:03 PM
Forum: Commuting
03-08-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By megalowmatt

OP - personally I think you're sitting way too...

OP - personally I think you're sitting way too upright but if it works for you to be even higher then give it a go. I think it would be worth buying in inexpensive 100mm, 7 rise stem and see how...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,354
Posted By megalowmatt

I traced one to one of the machine screws that...

I traced one to one of the machine screws that attach the rear derailer hanger. It had come loose just enough to where the skewer (clamped over it) was causing noise with flex.
02-26-15, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By megalowmatt

I usually wear a padded liner under Columbia...

I usually wear a padded liner under Columbia hiking shorts.
Forum: Commuting
02-16-15, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By megalowmatt

The Giant website shows the Large model for the...

The Giant website shows the Large model for the Roam 2 is 21". I'm 5'9 and no way I would ride that size. I normally ride 18" in mountain bikes.
Forum: Commuting
01-28-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,034
Posted By megalowmatt

Just get a mountain bike with lockable front...

Just get a mountain bike with lockable front suspension. Get the best one you can buy with your budget, ride it all the time and have fun.
Forum: Commuting
01-18-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,398
Posted By megalowmatt

"Hey guys it seems the new bike I bought is a bit...

"Hey guys it seems the new bike I bought is a bit small. I'm not getting a full leg extension and the top tube isn't touching my nads. Any help?"

"Dude - raise your saddle and don't worry about...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-15, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,812
Posted By megalowmatt

No question about it - I'd look for a early to...

No question about it - I'd look for a early to mid 90's steel framed mountain bike. Put a rack and some slicks on there and you're in business.
01-17-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,960
Posted By megalowmatt

My family used to own that land up there. ...

My family used to own that land up there. Haven't been up forever and I didn't know mountain biking was available there.

Also, where is that trail in your previous post?

You'll probably...
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