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Old 10-31-2013, 12:51 AM   #541
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I wasn't done adjusting the saddle with the new crank arms. The angle and setback are adjustable off that one, single bolt so I screwed the angle when moving the saddle back. I'll jack with this tomorrow when it's not raining.

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Lulz, elitist road bike fruits.


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Built it up about 3 weeks ago

2012 TCR Advanced frame
Full Ultegra 6700 Mech group
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A general observation:

It becomes difficult to maintain one's giddy enthusiasm for the bicycle as a daily commuter vehicle when it's ******* 40 outside.

But I soldier on.

(I am beginning to understand why some people here own cars, despite the obvious tactical difficulties associated. with same.)
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Welcome to NY.
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Hehehe.

I did actually go out and buy a pair of nice gloves today. They go stunningly well with my short-sleeve Hawaiian shirts.

And my latest bike build continues unabated.
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A general observation:

It becomes difficult to maintain one's giddy enthusiasm for the bicycle as a daily commuter vehicle when it's ******* 40 outside.

But I soldier on.

(I am beginning to understand why some people here own cars, despite the obvious tactical difficulties associated. with same.)
Do you wear street clothes, cycling specific clothing or dual use athletic stuff?
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Do you wear street clothes, cycling specific clothing or dual use athletic stuff?
This time of year, dress slacks and a silk or rayon shirt.

Eg: upscale office attire.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #550
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Built it up about 3 weeks ago

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Nice bicycle. Would mount.
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A general observation:

It becomes difficult to maintain one's giddy enthusiasm for the bicycle as a daily commuter vehicle when it's ******* 40 outside.

But I soldier on.

(I am beginning to understand why some people here own cars, despite the obvious tactical difficulties associated. with same.)
Its not dark when you leave work yet? Thats why I havent ridden to work for the past few weeks. It was either def going to be dark when I left or I had no idea when I'd be leaving and it would probably be dark. Have a baller $20 light coming from amazon.
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Its not dark when you leave work yet?
Well, "Dark" is a relative term in the middle of Manhattan.

Yes, the sun is down.

No, there is not, in general, an absence of illumination. In fact, riding down Broadway at night can be damn near blinding.





As to lights, these are the ones I use on my personal bikes:

Planet Bike Blaze 2Watt LED Headlight


Amazon.com: Planet Bike Blaze 2Watt LED Headlight: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: Planet Bike Blaze 2Watt LED Headlight: Sports & Outdoors




Planet Bike 3034-1 Blinky Superflash .5 Watt LED with 2 Red LED Tail Lights



Amazon.com: Planet Bike 3034-1 Blinky Superflash .5 Watt LED with 2 Red LED Tail Lights (Black/Clear Case): Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: Planet Bike 3034-1 Blinky Superflash .5 Watt LED with 2 Red LED Tail Lights (Black/Clear Case): Sports & Outdoors


These are both surprisingly bright, and have a flashing pattern that is VERY noticeable. The headlight is not so powerful that I'd recommend using it off-road (eg: trail riding)- it's more for letting other people see you in an environment in which the street itself is adequately lit already.

I use those on the Jersey side. In Manhattan, the Citibikes have built-in LED illumination which, while not quite as good, seems adequate for the task.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:28 AM   #553
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I have a $130 Niterider 700
Review: NiteRider Lumina 700 | Mountain Bike Review


This light is on par with one of the Euro-upgrade lights in my daily driver (the FM ones).

I have this tail light:
Knog Blinder 4v USB Rechargeable Taillight | Knog | Brand | www.PricePoint.com

The knog tail lights are great.
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Yeah I was going to buy a real 100+ dollar light. But every review I've seen of the one I got is pretty much, "yeah the more expensive ones are better, but they're not 90 dollars better." And the 2 hours real life battery charge at full blast on that one is enough to last me the whole winter riding season without being charged, lol.
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Haha, go Chinese and save huge dollars. Lighting sure has advanced in the last 5-10 years for bikers.

T6 Water Resistant XML-T6 3-Mode 900-Lumen White LED Bike Light with Battery Pack Set - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

Read all the reviews and then marvel at the price and quality. I bought one then another later on. Backup lights for dirt biking in the mountains and great for winter commuting. They really are a great light and this is the cheapest one, they have more lumens in their lineup and they get reviewed on the site and also externally by many.

40 Fahrenheit - luxury, luxury



Coldest I've ridden to work (only 7km one way) was -28 Celsius. Only did it to say that I did it. Survived but nothing rotates well including a person with umpteen layers. Another 15 minutes in and it would have been bad for the toes. So when its -10 it's nothing really. Just need some good studded tires and no deep snow. Then again I haven't done that for 3 years now since I moved to the country (and gotten fat). MTB in the winter at night is great, the snow reflects that much better. The first 10 min are cold then your just right after you warm up. Stupid thing is that a studded MTB tire is more $$ than a car tire - boo.
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This time of year, dress slacks and a silk or rayon shirt.

Eg: upscale office attire.
Ugh. That's gotta be difficult in cold weather, I don't envy you. But that is how 98% of cyclists around the world do it. No real fix but may be some add-on gear like a thin mask for your face, shoe covers and good gloves. Keep some of the chill off without adding 20 minutes of dressing time every day.

Back when I was commuting by bicycle, I really enjoyed the cold weather. I had specific gear for it though. Comfy and warm bib knickers, hi-tech breathable undershirt, regular short sleeve jersey, fleece ear band, good gloves, shoe covers, hi-tech breathable but lightly insulated jacket. When it was really cold, a synthetic sill-like face mask. Only part exposed was my shins and they don't get cold if the rest of you is warm. Regulated heat with jacket zipper. Back then, a Nightrider halogen light. Thousands of miles covered like that, about half of them at night. But it was always 10-15 minutes on each end dressing. A few jobs had showers, most did not.

Current light is a Dinotte 800L headlight and 140R tail light
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Actually, I really do perfer the cold weather to riding in 90 and high humidity. I just need to adapt a few things.

Really, the hands and face are the only major problem items. For shoes, I'm still wearing the same ole' Timberland Titans which, while not insulated per se, are adequate. And most of my body (legs, torso, arms) do just fine after a few minuets once I'm warmed up, even with just a short-sleeve shirt on. (This may change once it becomes properly cold and the show starts coming down.)

I did pick up a nice set of Dockers brand gloves. They're suede with some kind of fuzzy liner, and are think enough that they don't interfere with operating the controls, aside from the front shifter on the e-bike which is still a trigger type (never go around to upgrading that one to a twist shifter.)

I need to get some facial protection. Nose and ears. And I need it to not interfere with a helmet.
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I need to get some facial protection. Nose and ears. And I need it to not interfere with a helmet.
Highly recommend a fleece earband. Comfy under a helmet. Staple in my winter gear. The nylon ones aren't as warm and they don't wick as well. Neoprene face masks, besides making you look like Jason, are usually too warm. The face mask I like is like the lower half of a drivers balaclava. Easily pulled down to sip coffee or shout at drivers.
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I bought the Niterider specifically because it made enough light for road riding, no battery pack, and USB charging.
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The face mask I like is like the lower half of a drivers balaclava. Easily pulled down to sip coffee or shout at drivers.
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the front shifter on the e-bike which is still a trigger type (never go around to upgrading that one to a twist shifter.)
Twist shifters are never an upgrade. Ever.
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