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Forum: For Sale
07-03-16, 12:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,329
Posted By jpatkinson

Gunnar Sport 50 cm For Sale

Gunnar Sport 50 cm
English Blue Metallic with White panels
Straight Steel Fork
Ultegra Build Kit
Mavic Open Pro Wheelset

This bicycle was built in April 2012 at American Cyclery in San...
06-07-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,362
Posted By jpatkinson

Oh, my. This saddle sells for $23 on Amazon.

Oh, my. This saddle sells for $23 on Amazon.
06-07-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,420
Posted By jpatkinson

We were State Farm clients for decades. We filed...

We were State Farm clients for decades. We filed a $15k claim when we bought our home in 2011 (busted water pipe). A year later someone stole $6k worth of bicycles (2) out of our garage. We debated...
06-07-14, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By jpatkinson

With negative urine testing (culture and STD) --...

With negative urine testing (culture and STD) -- you should see a urologist. Pronto.
06-07-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By jpatkinson

Is the "hard to breathe" part due to nasal...

Is the "hard to breathe" part due to nasal congestion or to feeling short of breath in your lungs? If it's your nose, get a nasal steroid spray (like Flonase), an antihistamine, and maybe a...
06-07-14, 04:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,362
Posted By jpatkinson

I would have mailed the seat back to the original...

I would have mailed the seat back to the original eBay seller. I can't see why anyone could feel like any other behavior is acceptable.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,617
Posted By jpatkinson

My two mile commute takes anywhere from 10 to 15...

My two mile commute takes anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes -- so 8 mph to 12 mph. Faster than walking, slower than my Vespa, and more enjoyable than either! - JP
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,063
Posted By jpatkinson

+1 for Selle SMP. Genital numbness (same...

+1 for Selle SMP. Genital numbness (same neighborhood, different problem) after about an hour on any one of several "traditional-design" saddles led me on a search for an alternative. I had some...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-14, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,191
Posted By jpatkinson

In California, this is required by law. As a...

In California, this is required by law. As a frequent cyclist (recreational), bicycle commuter, driver of SUV/car, and Vespa: I am AMAZED how few who operate vehicles on our highways demonstrate they...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-14, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,191
Posted By jpatkinson

The "Three Feet for Safety Act...

The "Three Feet for Safety Act (http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1371)" will go into effect 9/16/14. It's about time!
Forum: Commuting
06-06-14, 12:27 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 53,221
Posted By jpatkinson

So, I mounted my Vis 360+ to my helmet tonight,...

So, I mounted my Vis 360+ to my helmet tonight, turned on the lights, and my husband looked at me and said, "You're kidding, right? That is crazy over-kill, with two lights on your bike and two more...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-14, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,683
Posted By jpatkinson

Pitlocks are on my commuter to prevent a thief...

Pitlocks are on my commuter to prevent a thief from stealing the wheel, not the bike! I have the front wheel and ahead lock (http://www.urbanbiketech.com/Pitlock-Locking-Skewers-p/set04ga.htm) in...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 21,011
Posted By jpatkinson

Me, too. I love my Cambium! It should be nicely...

Me, too. I love my Cambium! It should be nicely weather-proof!
Forum: Commuting
06-01-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 53,221
Posted By jpatkinson

My Busch + Müller IXON IQ Premium arrived with...

My Busch + Müller IXON IQ Premium arrived with the fork crown mount. On the rear I have the Busch + Müller Rǝlite D and their 313/3Z rear reflector. I am super happy with this set-up! My plan is to...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-14, 01:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,643
Posted By jpatkinson

B+M IXON IQ premium headlight plus B+M Relite-D...

B+M IXON IQ premium headlight plus B+M Relite-D tail light plus B+M reflector. This fall I will supplement with L&M VIS 360+.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-14, 01:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,812
Posted By jpatkinson

That five mile commute may end up being the most...

That five mile commute may end up being the most "recreational" part of your day (on the busiest ones). Once I became a parent, SO much cycling went out the window. My piddly two mile (also urban)...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-14, 11:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By jpatkinson

Glad to read you are all better! I am...

Glad to read you are all better!



I am not sure why my offer to the OP of appropriate generic medical advice justifies your criticism. Valium is FDA-approved for treatment of muscle spasm; see...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By jpatkinson

Ice at this point would likely cause more spasms....

Ice at this point would likely cause more spasms. Valium is therapeutic, as it has muscle relaxing properties. Ibuprofen is anti - inflammatory. I'm not just making this **** up; I have seven years...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-14, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,687
Posted By jpatkinson

Looks good. I have a matte white one in large --...

Looks good. I have a matte white one in large -- I think it looks HUGE on my head. Maybe I need a smaller size. Yours looks like it fits, without the massive stormtrooper effect I seem to be getting...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By jpatkinson

Sharp pains in that location that make it...

Sharp pains in that location that make it difficult to move (because of pain, not loss of strength) are virtually always due to muscle spasm. Ibuprofen, stretching, gentle massage, heat (hot tub,...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,928
Posted By jpatkinson

My analogy is a stretch, I admit. I am not...

My analogy is a stretch, I admit. I am not seeing the "considerable hostility" you describe in the few comments that disagree with your perception.

My experience is that those in a minority...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-14, 12:27 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,928
Posted By jpatkinson

You chose a specific "Commuter" sub-forum and not...

You chose a specific "Commuter" sub-forum and not the most "friendly" topic, FWIW. There are many ways of participating in online forums; joining and then generating a post like yours (which I...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,685,262
Posted By jpatkinson

GREAT photo. Really.

GREAT photo. Really.
Forum: Commuting
05-22-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,928
Posted By jpatkinson

Actually, I think motorists are more impatient...

Actually, I think motorists are more impatient than ignorant. And, FWIW, so are most cyclists and pedestrians. Humans are just impatient creatures, and the ones in the heaviest, most powerful...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,451
Posted By jpatkinson

I also have an ABUS Granit Bordo 6500 X-Plus...

I also have an ABUS Granit Bordo 6500 X-Plus (http://www.abus-bordo.com/html_en/bikelock_bordo_granit_x_plus.html). It fits in a small rubber pouch bolted to the water bottle bosses. I combine this...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,136
Posted By jpatkinson

I don't know who said it, but I remember someone...

I don't know who said it, but I remember someone describing luck as preparation + timing. I think the key is to make smart decisions about when and where you cycle.

I commute in an urban...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,584
Posted By jpatkinson

Canton Avenue...

Canton Avenue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton_Avenue)
Forum: Commuting
05-18-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,584
Posted By jpatkinson

Got it. I wouldn't rely on a GPS device to decide...

Got it. I wouldn't rely on a GPS device to decide the grade. 47% is actually impossible to climb on a bicycle. Even 25% is close to impossible for most mortals. Do you have a map of the area? - JP
Forum: Commuting
05-18-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,584
Posted By jpatkinson

I'm with you on the impracticality of SS in hilly...

I'm with you on the impracticality of SS in hilly areas (and old knees like mine). Is that 47% a typo? I am pretty sure 47% would be impossible. The steepest street in San Francisco is 41% grade; the...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 53,221
Posted By jpatkinson

Nice review. As of last Friday, I have the Ixon...

Nice review. As of last Friday, I have the Ixon IQ Premium on order, so I hope to post my impresisons in a couple weeks! I am planning to fork-mount it on my commuter and swap to a handlebar mount...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,167
Posted By jpatkinson

Here is a $500 Kona Dew and a $1000 Kona Dr Dew...

Here is a $500 Kona Dew and a $1000 Kona Dr Dew -- it would be interesting to compare commuting on one vs the other. In my small world with a short 2 mile one-way commute, I imagine the more...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 53,221
Posted By jpatkinson

Nope. I ordered the brand new IXON Core (50 lux,...

Nope. I ordered the brand new IXON Core (50 lux, lithium ion) and Rose Bikes wouldn't ship it to me. I am considering ordering the one YOU have, but I wouldn't buy it with the batteries and charger.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-14, 08:41 PM
Forum: Commuting
05-14-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 53,221
Posted By jpatkinson

Well, a pre-built 6-bolt wheel option from...

Well, a pre-built 6-bolt wheel option from Germany isn't something I considered, but is sounding more attractive! I will definitely consider! I have no idea what the "weak argument" comment is about...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-14, 09:51 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 53,221
Posted By jpatkinson

[SIZE=2][FONT=arial] I respect the opinions...

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I respect the opinions of those who believe dynamo-driven lights are a panacea; I tried that system for two years. I love the idea of providing my own electricity, of having...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 53,221
Posted By jpatkinson

Context is everything. I ran a Shimano Alfine...

Context is everything. I ran a Shimano Alfine dynamo + B&M Lumotec Cyo RT for over two years on my last commuter (40 lux). My Surly DT is off-the-shelf, and buying a hub + rim + spokes + labor +...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-14, 08:25 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 53,221
Posted By jpatkinson

Here is their email to me: "Thank you for...

Here is their email to me:

"Thank you for your order. Unfortunately we cannot send two articles to you, because those are dangerous goods, as we are not allowed to send to the USA



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Forum: Commuting
05-12-14, 07:45 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 53,221
Posted By jpatkinson

QUICK THREAD RESURRECTION I attempted to...

QUICK THREAD RESURRECTION

I attempted to order a B&M IXON Core from Rosebikes (http://www.rosebikes.com), but the order was cancelled (not shipped) because US customs prevents them from importing...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,336
Posted By jpatkinson

Braun foil shaver: electric razors are like...

Braun foil shaver: electric razors are like bicycles -- good for the environment!
04-30-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,287
Posted By jpatkinson

I find this thread interesting and relevant to my...

I find this thread interesting and relevant to my current search for a commuter light. I commute exclusively (for now) in the city, so my primary issue is to "be seen," though a chunk of my route(s)...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-14, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,992
Posted By jpatkinson

If you are at the (rare) intersection where you...

If you are at the (rare) intersection where you don't have a bike lane before the light, and have a bike lane after the light, option B seems reasonable.

If you are at the (I expect) more common...
04-23-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,597
Posted By jpatkinson

I think this pretty much sums it up! Thanks.

I think this pretty much sums it up! Thanks.
04-23-14, 12:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,597
Posted By jpatkinson

Thanks! NO matter what, I am keeping the current...

Thanks! NO matter what, I am keeping the current wheel. I think the LBS new purchase "discount" isn't worth the rush to save a few bucks on a rim/spokes when -- I don't need this until autumn. I am...
04-22-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,597
Posted By jpatkinson

After reading through this, it is tempting to...

After reading through this, it is tempting to just buy one of these QBP pre-built Handspun wheels (http://handspunwheels.com/products/view_product/2024/) for $200 (and then use an SM-RTAD10...
04-22-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,597
Posted By jpatkinson

Wow! I appreciate all the insights. I will just...

Wow! I appreciate all the insights. I will just keep the old rim in my (tiny) garage. Having the spare makes sense! - JP
04-22-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,597
Posted By jpatkinson

"I would never rebuild a wheel, even a new one." - mechanic to me

I just bought a Surly Disc Trucker. It's fitted with Alex Adventurer, 36h black rims (which I can't find on the Alex website). I have decided to fit a generator hub to the bike, and figured I would...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,617
Posted By jpatkinson

$150 ticket for running a stop sign in SF (on a...

$150 ticket for running a stop sign in SF (on a bicycle) isn't hypothetical. I never parroted anything. Sigh.
Forum: Commuting
04-20-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,617
Posted By jpatkinson

Good Lord. If you think my perception is that...

Good Lord. If you think my perception is that cyclists breaking laws is a significant cause of societal harm, I just wasted my time "contributing" to this thread.

- JP
Forum: Commuting
04-20-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,617
Posted By jpatkinson

It's complicated. I grew up in suburbia (Michigan...

It's complicated. I grew up in suburbia (Michigan = CARS), went to college in NJ (walked for 4y), lived a couple years in Seattle (public transit), back to Michigan (car), and have been 10y in SF. I...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-14, 11:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,617
Posted By jpatkinson

It isn't a question of public safety. It's an...

It isn't a question of public safety. It's an issue of public perception. EVERYTHING in life is perception. The message received is the only one that matters.

If the average Joe driving his car...
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