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    Recommend for Commuting

    My co-worker and I will start riding our bike to work, from Pasadena to West L.A.

    For those that are doing this already, what tires would you recommend? (For pothole ridden streets)

    Still working out the route trying to avoid the gang banger area I will be passing by. Maybe should bring my Glock

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    I've been super-impressed with the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. Durability and speed are both excellent, and cornering grip is so good it's weird.

    As far as the route goes, I've generally gone through Eagle Rock and Silverlake, and on to Beverly Blvd. Not too bad a route, though Beverly doesn't offer a cyclist much room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirthugger View Post
    My co-worker and I will start riding our bike to work, from Pasadena to West L.A.

    For those that are doing this already, what tires would you recommend? (For pothole ridden streets)

    Still working out the route trying to avoid the gang banger area I will be passing by. Maybe should bring my Glock
    what kind of bike are you using for commuting?

    BTW - send me a PM if you ever want to ride up in the Gabes... I'm in Pasadena as well (south east corner)

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    Sounds like similar router that I will be taking. This is my first time commuting and my only fear are the damn cars. We will definitely try the parrallel streets next to Beverly and Melrose ave.

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    Riding an MTB with slicks is fun but I switched over to a fixie for my commute. Even more fun and quite a bit faster to boot. At any rate, look for as skinny high pressure tire that you can get. You will be cruising in big/little the whole time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronBernard View Post
    Riding an MTB with slicks is fun but I switched over to a fixie for my commute.


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    I've been using Kenda EZ Roller in 45c. Fast & comfy and durable if you can get the ones with the flat protection.


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    Yeah, almost like that...

    I ride this little rocket:


    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5608494204/" title="Masi Coltello by Aaron Bernard, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5608494204_7ac5851239_b.jpg" width="800" height="536" alt="Masi Coltello"></a>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aarontryingtoohard View Post
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5608494204/" title="Masi Coltello by Aaron Bernard, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5608494204_7ac5851239_b.jpg" width="400" alt="Mossy Crapello"></a>
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
    Ev'rywhere you go;
    Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again
    With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
    Toys in ev'ry store
    But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
    On your own front door.

    A pair of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots
    Is the wish of Barney and Ben;
    Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk
    Is the hope of Janice and Jen;

    And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
    Ev'rywhere you go;
    There's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well,
    The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow.
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
    Soon the bells will start,
    And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
    Right within your heart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirthugger View Post
    Still working out the route trying to avoid the gang banger area I will be passing by. Maybe should bring my Glock
    i would be more worried about a misfit band of 20 or so lycra clad xc'ers looking to steal people's bikes and helmets without warning or provocation.

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    So rode to work today, it was fun like I imagined. We left at 6am got to work around 8am took longer than I expected I guess due to the stop lights and too cautios with cars. Regardless it was a good ride. Only downside I stinked at work and we are required to wear ties. Wish our CEO will install shower stalls. I will probably try the Pan Pacific park and see if they have shower facilities.

    Anyway here's my urban commuter, I knew I can find use for all my spare parts.

    I thought about a fixie but since I have this old frame and spares....

    what kind of bike are you using for commuting?

    BTW - send me a PM if you ever want to ride up in the Gabes... I'm in Pasadena as well (south east corner)
    Sure thats not a problem, its always good to meet new riders.

    I wish I can setup a bike pool, its always better to ride in big groups on the road. Just a thought.

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