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10-10-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By tligman

Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for sales on...

Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for sales on those...



While most of my trips are commuting/general transportation, most of my miles are longer 10-30 mile rides for enjoyment and I enjoy doing...
10-06-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By tligman

Okay, but which ones are past year models of good...

Okay, but which ones are past year models of good shorts? There are all of these different things people say about theirs, but it's hard to understand for someone who's never bought them. 6 panels?...
10-05-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By tligman

Ponchos are awful in the wind. I got an Endura...

Ponchos are awful in the wind. I got an Endura cycling rain/wind jacket on clearance and I love it. I can wear it any time the temp is below about 60F, and even when it drops below 10F I just put...
10-05-11, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By tligman

I want to buy some shorts

...with that pad and everything. But I don't want to spend a fortune and I don't want to get cheap garbage... and I don't want to buy used... What's a good source? What do I look for?

I tried a...
10-05-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By tligman

So let's start one. I've got some AV gear lying...

So let's start one. I've got some AV gear lying around and fat bandwidth at work. If we want "call ins" I could take calls by google voice, i think... Who's in? Audio only to start with?
05-09-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,180
Posted By tligman

I'm tired of the rain. I still commute in it,...

I'm tired of the rain. I still commute in it, it's just hard to get motivated for an extra 5-30 miles when it might go from sunny one minute to the kind of storm that would turn my three hour tour...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,089
Posted By tligman

I have just one bike, that I ride for commuting...

I have just one bike, that I ride for commuting year round, in the harsh cleveland winters, and can afford a second bike. In fact, I'm sort of loosely shopping for a second bike, because I'm tired...
04-24-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,697
Posted By tligman

I built a set of the bucket panniers, but my...

I built a set of the bucket panniers, but my laptop didn't fit in through the lid, so I gave them up as a bad idea...
04-17-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,392
Posted By tligman

You could always keep the mini lock for carrying...

You could always keep the mini lock for carrying with you and leave a full sized u-lock attached there at the dorm rack, and pick up a cable to go w/ the mini-ulock when you go somewhere to keep the...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-11, 04:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,694
Posted By tligman

personally, i think that no matter how much...

personally, i think that no matter how much lighting and reflectiveness you have (and I have quite a bit), you need to also pretend you're invisible while you're riding. Nobody can see you, in your...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By tligman

I usually ride with just one pannier, on the left...

I usually ride with just one pannier, on the left side, carrying a 15" mbp, lunch, clothes, first aid kit, u and cable locks, ski goggles, gloves and hat (at least now that I'm not wearing them and...
04-11-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,277
Posted By tligman

I've got my Trek hardtail rigged for commuting......

I've got my Trek hardtail rigged for commuting...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_6Xbx4JMrTUk/TaC4rVzJ_XI/AAAAAAAABRM/ZMt07Fto6kQ/s912/IMAG0375.jpg (I've since removed the cheesy front rack)
...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By tligman

ohmygosh! my bike's birthday is coming up soon...

ohmygosh! my bike's birthday is coming up soon too! is it too late to call my new tires a present?
Forum: Commuting
04-07-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,078
Posted By tligman

I might do it once in awhile, but not all the...

I might do it once in awhile, but not all the time with that hill. Maybe get a beater bike and drive until just after that hill, then ride...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,683
Posted By tligman

I bike every day, most of the time. I can't say...

I bike every day, most of the time. I can't say 5/5 in the poll though, because ridiculous cold/snow/ice made me miss 15 days in january and february when nice friends offered me rides during...
04-05-11, 06:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,811
Posted By tligman

If something you've considered buying seems like...

If something you've considered buying seems like you'd enjoy it, try to borrow one from someone. If you can't find someone to borrow it from, you can always return it unused or sell it gently used...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-11, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,150
Posted By tligman

My suggestion is to scope out a nice pickup truck...

My suggestion is to scope out a nice pickup truck as you approach and sneak into the bed to get through the intersection... or I'd probably take that side street on the map that looks like it's 2' of...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,844
Posted By tligman

I miss being able to just grab thick socks,...

I miss being able to just grab thick socks, jeans, a long sleeved t-shirt, a dress shirt, a thin sweater/sweatshirt, and my jacket, and then ride to work. Now it seems like I have to get dressed in...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By tligman

I realize that this is just a little silly, but...

I realize that this is just a little silly, but in my browsing around, I keep coming back to the Electra "The Hotster" 26x2.125 with the flame pattern on the tread, like so...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,886
Posted By tligman

I'd been considering building something, but I...

I'd been considering building something, but I saw that for $20 on clearance at Target and don't think I could have come close to something as presentable as that for $20 in a DIY project.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By tligman

While I'm not opposed to a narrower tire, I think...

While I'm not opposed to a narrower tire, I think dropping from 2.0 to 1.25 would both look silly and not have the right feel to it... what do you think about the 1.5?



I have been considering...
04-04-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By tligman

you could use google spreadsheets and set up a...

you could use google spreadsheets and set up a web form for you to fill out after each ride. I've been using it for an inventory we're doing here, and a form for data collection is surprisingly...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By tligman

New tires for spring, don't want to spend a fortune...

I've had my beautiful bike for about a year now (Trek 3700), riding on the bontrager "connections trail" tires that it came with, but it seems that I do most of my riding on pavement. So I'm going...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,886
Posted By tligman

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_6Xbx4JMrTUk/TZo...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_6Xbx4JMrTUk/TZorTX_qkUI/AAAAAAAABQQ/hqWJwya96mg/s1024/IMAG0366.jpg

I'm lucky enough to be able to bring mine into the office with me, and happened upon this nice...
Forum: Touring
03-28-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,237
Posted By tligman

+1 I don't think my gf would be up for a 30...

+1

I don't think my gf would be up for a 30 mile a day plus hotels kind of tour, and I'm not sure I'd be up for the 100+ a day for several days, but maybe i'll work towards that for myself...
03-28-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By tligman

Is she seeing anyone? It sounds like she has a...

Is she seeing anyone? It sounds like she has a lot of fun... and I need to break out of this unhealthy "being careful" thing I've got going :)
03-24-11, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By tligman

that ebay ad is for a battery just like mine came...

that ebay ad is for a battery just like mine came with. I'm sort of wondering, though, how difficult it would be to rig up my own, using 8 or more of those *Trustfire "true" 2400mAh protected 18650...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By tligman

Here's how I figured things out when I decided to...

Here's how I figured things out when I decided to start cycling to work:

Parking at work $65/mo = $780/yr (this is a little misleading, since it's pre-tax dollars, but whatever)
Amount I was...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,448
Posted By tligman

I'll second the Planetbike Full ATB...

I'll second the Planetbike Full ATB recommendation, and point out that the largest full fender you're going to find is probably a 60mm, and if you get a tire that's close to 60mm wide, you'll have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,781
Posted By tligman

5ish miles w/ my 12 yr old son, on top of the...

5ish miles w/ my 12 yr old son, on top of the 6ish we did yesterday. His first rides of any substance since December and enough to put me to 47ish miles for the week. Still cold today, and he...
03-20-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By tligman

What's this? Could you tear apart your old...

What's this? Could you tear apart your old magicshine battery and just replace the cells?
03-17-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,785
Posted By tligman

I bought mine at ediscountbikes...

I bought mine at ediscountbikes...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,453
Posted By tligman

It's not just before exercising, it's at all. My...

It's not just before exercising, it's at all. My stomach does not want anything new in it for at least an hour after I wake up, and if it's longer than that, my stomach is fine with it. Sometimes...
03-14-11, 09:14 PM
Forum: Touring
03-12-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By tligman

YMMV but the thing I've found with most of the...

YMMV but the thing I've found with most of the kids bikes I've been looking at as a replacement for my 12yo son's bike is that they're ridiculously heavy. The 24" wheel MTB that my ex-wife bought...
03-12-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,379
Posted By tligman

Is anyone surprised by the poll outcome so far on...

Is anyone surprised by the poll outcome so far on a cycling forum? :)
Forum: Commuting
03-12-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,453
Posted By tligman

Much after... but my morning commute is really...

Much after... but my morning commute is really short and I really don't like to eat or drink anything (other than a little water as I brush my teeth) until I've been up and moving for awhile. So...
03-12-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,366
Posted By tligman

Which finger? :) Seriously though, I try to...

Which finger? :)

Seriously though, I try to plan my routes to avoid this sort of thing, and I take the lane and keep it, maybe doing a little "safety wobble" to keep them from edging up, and when...
03-12-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,379
Posted By tligman

Just get a bicycle that can handle rack/fenders...

Just get a bicycle that can handle rack/fenders and you'll not have too much trouble with groceries... or even a trailer...
03-12-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By tligman

Very entertaining, but I'm pretty sure it's...

Very entertaining, but I'm pretty sure it's "German Shepherd" :)
Forum: Commuting
03-11-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,495
Posted By tligman

I miss the heat and humidity, I'm sad to say...

I miss the heat and humidity, I'm sad to say...
Forum: Touring
03-08-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,300
Posted By tligman

Awesome :)

Awesome :)
03-08-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By tligman

We have CityWheels, and I have definitely been...

We have CityWheels, and I have definitely been considering that.

Adrian, I've got a couch...
03-06-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By tligman

Oh, I got it fixed... but now I think I'm going...

Oh, I got it fixed... but now I think I'm going to sell it and pick up a junker that runs. Know anyone who wants to buy a convertible?
03-05-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,513
Posted By tligman

No problem, and like I said I had no expectation...

No problem, and like I said I had no expectation of success. Also, it was more than a month before I saw my reply, so maybe posting it new every 2 weeks until you get a bite?
Forum: Commuting
03-05-11, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By tligman

I hate to say this, but the LBS where I bought my...

I hate to say this, but the LBS where I bought my bike hasn't been all that great as far as "providing the best service." I love my bike, but I take it somewhere else for help.
03-05-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By tligman

Might be time to go car free...

I've been using my car to pick up my son from his mom's house, 35 miles away, and to visit my gf, for about the last year, and that's about it. This week I've had $600 in repairs on the car, and...
03-05-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,513
Posted By tligman

I was thinking the same thing, so I posted a Want...

I was thinking the same thing, so I posted a Want To Buy on craigslist, honestly expecting nothing to come of it. I said "I want a kids bicycle trailer for a project, I'm willing to pay $25-65...
Forum: Touring
03-05-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,300
Posted By tligman

That would be awesome :) Looking at tents and...

That would be awesome :) Looking at tents and bags and stoves and on and on is making my wallet cringe...
03-03-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,513
Posted By tligman

I just picked one of these up last night on CL...

I just picked one of these up last night on CL for $20, though mine seems a lot more overbuilt. I'll post pics as I make my conversion, for sure.
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