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04-17-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By crdean1

Just seeing this. What did you end up going...

Just seeing this. What did you end up going with? I love my Baxter, just throwing that out there.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By crdean1

I have the PDW 1000 and it attaches great to the...

I have the PDW 1000 and it attaches great to the rear fender. Good light.

http://www.ridepdw.com/goods/lights/radbot%E2%84%A2-1000
Forum: Commuting
09-16-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 58,497
Posted By crdean1

I wanted a CC, and I wanted disc. So I used a...

I wanted a CC, and I wanted disc. So I used a dimension fork and had the frame retrofitted here (http://galluscycles.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/surly-cross-heck-disc-brake-conversion/). It's great.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-11, 05:04 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 58,497
Posted By crdean1

My CC, love it. ...

My CC, love it.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3589/photo23c.jpg

Added a Brooks.

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/4019/dsc0104fyx.jpg
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Forum: Commuting
04-07-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,447
Posted By crdean1

jsdavis, perhaps they don't know about this...

jsdavis, perhaps they don't know about this benefit as it was just introduced for the 2009 tax year? Maybe you could share the information from the IRS tax code with the tax and hr divisions of your...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,447
Posted By crdean1

So you're saying there's a chance. ...

So you're saying there's a chance.
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4798/achance.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-07-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,070
Posted By crdean1

Ha, we have grass for about 6.4 days in the...

Ha, we have grass for about 6.4 days in the spring, before the first 100 degree day turns us back into a desert.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,447
Posted By crdean1

Anyone Receiving Tax Benefit for Commuting?

My CPA mentioned a tax benefit where the employer pays you $20/mo. (tax free) to commute by bike and the employer uses it as a tax deduction.

I'm going to mention this to my employer. Anyone else...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,070
Posted By crdean1

Very nice this morning. Mid 60's and overcast. ...

Very nice this morning. Mid 60's and overcast. Nice pic of Downtown Fort Worth from the trail.

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/4992/img1870nju.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-07-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,696
Posted By crdean1

In my office now. About to change jobs, so will...

In my office now. About to change jobs, so will be looking for storage options for the first couple of weeks. In the office will not be an option at the new job.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,629
Posted By crdean1

Usually go to the deli downstairs and get a BLT...

Usually go to the deli downstairs and get a BLT for $3 when I ride my bike. However, after 11 years with my company, I will be starting a position Downtown with a company that caters in lunch every...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15,293
Views: 11,043,600
Posted By crdean1

Looks great, how do you like it? How far is your...

Looks great, how do you like it? How far is your commute? The red is a nice touch on that bike.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-11, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,839
Posted By crdean1

Look nice. I just returned their Shift...

Look nice. I just returned their Shift messenger/pannier because the hook broke on week 3. Those look a little more durable.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,173
Posted By crdean1

Nice...what fenders are you running in that first...

Nice...what fenders are you running in that first pic? Easy on/off?
Forum: Commuting
03-19-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,313
Posted By crdean1

Just got this after using a messenger then...

Just got this after using a messenger then messenger/pannier combo. After two rides, I would not change back. Love the pannier, it holds tons and you don't even know it's there.

Link to sale:...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,070
Posted By crdean1

Winds were better on the way home, but I wrecked...

Winds were better on the way home, but I wrecked (no bike damage thank goodness) and came out with just a few scratches. Before that, my Timbuk2 Shift Messenger/Pannier broke on one side and I had...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,088
Posted By crdean1

Updated post #116 for those that were asking...

Updated post #116 for those that were asking about the Timbuk2 Shift Messenger/Pannier.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,070
Posted By crdean1

True that. It was brutal this morning in some...

True that. It was brutal this morning in some parts. 11mph average on my 21 mile commute into a crazy headwind. Good exercise I guess, but windy.
Forum: Commuting
03-15-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,123
Posted By crdean1

Voted for you. Loved the story and motivation. ...

Voted for you. Loved the story and motivation. Congratulations to you both. Let us know how it goes.
Forum: Commuting
03-13-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15,293
Views: 11,043,600
Posted By crdean1

^^^ Very nice, love it. Do any geocaching with...

^^^ Very nice, love it. Do any geocaching with it? aka Velocaching?

Doohickie:
(Night Riders) I'm thinking of riding tonight, not sure yet. Fun ride.

Panic66:
Yeah, Jeremy did a great...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15,293
Views: 11,043,600
Posted By crdean1

Nice bike, panic66. Have you seen the Velocity...

Nice bike, panic66. Have you seen the Velocity Elvs rims? They are very similar to yours.

So you went with an Alfine IGH hub. Which one did you decide on, and how do you like it?

The guys...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By crdean1

Greatness, and effective.

Greatness, and effective.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-11, 10:01 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,727
Posted By crdean1

As promised I checked all the Best Buys around...

As promised I checked all the Best Buys around me, and they checked in the inventory for all BB's in the DFW metroplex. There are none to be found around here.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,727
Posted By crdean1

Didn't know they were still in the stores on...

Didn't know they were still in the stores on sale. I'll go to a couple of Best Buys tonight and tomorrow and check it out. I'd be happy to report back and do the paypal thing if anyone wants them.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,070
Posted By crdean1

Great commute today, took a longer, safer route...

Great commute today, took a longer, safer route which includes 17 miles of trail. Really enjoyed the scenery.
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5894/img1676y.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-07-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,744
Posted By crdean1

Looks like the blue/black Ortlieb roller classic...

Looks like the blue/black Ortlieb roller classic is on sale, but not sure if this is a great price or not. What did Best Buy have them at?
...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15,293
Views: 11,043,600
Posted By crdean1

Nice commuters everyone. Would love to know what...

Nice commuters everyone. Would love to know what panniers are shown in posts #7916 & #7918.
Forum: Commuting
03-06-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,853
Posted By crdean1

FWIW- I just did a Cross Check and saved on cost...

FWIW- I just did a Cross Check and saved on cost by buying a bike with all of the components I wanted and reselling the frame. I bought my Cross Check frame, then bought a Salsa La Cruz, a better...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,634
Posted By crdean1

Wow, that's a nice looking bike. Good job with...

Wow, that's a nice looking bike. Good job with it. Is it an 8 spd in the back? I came across a Cross Check frame today on the cheap I'm thinking about doing up for my wife. How does she like the...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-11, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,490
Posted By crdean1

I posted some pics and an out of the box review...

I posted some pics and an out of the box review of the shift here, and I will update the thread after I use it for a couple of weeks.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,088
Posted By crdean1

Good one. haha. So this is the last post, I...

Good one. haha.

So this is the last post, I will come back and update/edit the reviews in a week or so. I decided to only add decals to the down tube and apply the head badge. Also, I love this...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,088
Posted By crdean1

Review II: The Timbuk2 Shift...

Review II:

The Timbuk2 Shift Pannier/Messenger Bag

I ordered this bag from Timbuk2 because of their good return policy. Basically, if I don't like it, send it back for a full refund, no...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-11, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,070
Posted By crdean1

FREAKING COLD!! It was 35 deg, and I just had a...

FREAKING COLD!! It was 35 deg, and I just had a thin vest jersey, bike shorts and arm warmers. I did bust out the full fingered gloves though. I should have worn tights and sleeves. Despite the...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-11, 08:58 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,368
Posted By crdean1

Neat. Never heard the term. Still not really...

Neat. Never heard the term. Still not really sure what it means. So am I a Fred only commuting, and a hipster on the fixie, and a roadie when I'm riding charity rides? How does all this work? ...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,268
Posted By crdean1

Just started commuting consistently (2/3 times...

Just started commuting consistently (2/3 times per week, 40 miles round trip), and I'm dealing with this too. It was 35 deg on my way in, and it will be 65 deg on my way home. I thought I would...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,088
Posted By crdean1

I've ordered the Timbuk2 Shift, referenced a...

I've ordered the Timbuk2 Shift, referenced a couple of posts above. The company convinced me that because of their liberal return policy, that I could try it out and if it didn't work for me, I...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15,293
Views: 11,043,600
Posted By crdean1

Beautiful bike. I'll bet it rides great.

Beautiful bike. I'll bet it rides great.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,088
Posted By crdean1

The axle is right in the middle of the dropout...

The axle is right in the middle of the dropout and it seems to be working fine. Everything lines up well.

Hey guys, thinking about Panniers now. What do you think about the Timbuk2 Shift...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-11, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,070
Posted By crdean1

Good commute this morning. Colder than I thought...

Good commute this morning. Colder than I thought it would be, but felt great. Tried a new route, and I could tell by all of the honks that I wasn't welcomed. Such is commuting in Texas.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15,293
Views: 11,043,600
Posted By crdean1

Just finished my first commuter. Excited to join...

Just finished my first commuter. Excited to join the ranks.

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1338/img1563vb.jpg

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3608/img1566g.jpg
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Forum: Commuting
02-19-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,088
Posted By crdean1

Are you the King James version of Bike Forums...

Are you the King James version of Bike Forums posters? Haha. No, I understand, I just don't want to create a false perception that I had an endless amount of money to spend. Im not saying the bike...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-11, 08:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,088
Posted By crdean1

Thanks. I didn't spend as much as you might...

Thanks. I didn't spend as much as you might think. After selling an old mtb and other bike parts, then buying the severely discounted Salsa, taking the components and selling the frame, I will have...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-11, 10:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,088
Posted By crdean1

So here is a belt compatible, disc specific...

So here is a belt compatible, disc specific (Dimension front fork), Surly Cross Check. I am adding the decals next week, but I'll be commuting on it starting tomorrow. Thanks for following along,...
Forum: Texas
02-15-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,868
Posted By crdean1

Oh, yeah. And go ahead and order a complete copy...

Oh, yeah. And go ahead and order a complete copy of the city's records, police report, pictures, 911 call if it is available, etc. You will want that when visiting with the attorney. Sometimes...
Forum: Texas
02-15-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,868
Posted By crdean1

I'll ask around for you. I place attorneys for a...

I'll ask around for you. I place attorneys for a living, but I don't place candidates for personal injury. To start, you might google 'personal injury attorney cycling' in your area. A quick...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,069
Posted By crdean1

Love my MiNewt 250. Got it for Christmas from...

Love my MiNewt 250. Got it for Christmas from Amazon for $112. I like that it is usb rechargeable, and comes with both a helmet and bike mount. You will not be disappointed with this light. I...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,088
Posted By crdean1

So the frame is painted. I decided to go with a...

So the frame is painted. I decided to go with a creamy light green color, kind of like that stock Fargo in an earlier post. I'm either going to have a friend make some custom decals in a dark...
Forum: Foo
02-09-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,244
Posted By crdean1

I know two people who ruled out a Honda before...

I know two people who ruled out a Honda before starting their search, and ended up with Honda Accords. You might just take her to go drive one. In my opinion, they are the best...
Forum: Foo
02-09-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,033
Posted By crdean1

Agree that you should get a ring. I've been...

Agree that you should get a ring.

I've been married for 11 years, and I bought a ring. My wife is a girly girl and wears jewelry regularly, so it wasn't even a thought. I wanted her to have...
Forum: Foo
02-06-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,311
Posted By crdean1

Dallas fan all the way through (Despite our...

Dallas fan all the way through (Despite our owner/GM), and rooting for Packers/Rodgers.

Right now, making Pioneer Woman's Queso...Yum:...
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