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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-20-07, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Prime Directive
My pedals have clips that I use with regular...

My pedals have clips that I use with regular shoes; no cleats. It also only occurs on the downstroke of my pedaling motion, independent of gearing or speed (or bumps), so it has to be confined to the...
Forum: Commuting 03-20-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By Prime Directive
I need a digital camera. :(

I need a digital camera. :(
Forum: Commuting 03-20-07, 09:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,080
Posted By Prime Directive
Actually, I feel almost as isolated on my bike as...

Actually, I feel almost as isolated on my bike as I imagine I would in a car. I can SEE cyclists off in the distance or on the sidewalk--most of these utility cyclists/commuters of some sort, but I'm...
Forum: Commuting 03-19-07, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By Prime Directive
$4 business pannier

Considering that I'm not very "handy" and do not have the raw materials or tools necessary to create my own homebrew solutions, I'm rather pleased that I managed to turn a great-quality, Overland...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-19-07, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Prime Directive
Isolating "pedal" creak

I have a creaking noise coming from my crankset area (potentially pedal axles, cranks, or BB) that sounds almost like the metal equivalent of stepping on old wooden floorboards. It doesn't tend to...
Forum: Commuting 03-19-07, 07:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,864
Posted By Prime Directive
What about gloves for sun-protection? <---what...

What about gloves for sun-protection? <---what I'm mainly worried about (also for padding).

Breatheability in summer?

Are "full-fingered" and "breatheable" mutually exclusive?
Forum: Mountain - Plains 03-19-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 912
Posted By Prime Directive
*** damn sand! It took me down in my first ever...

*** damn sand! It took me down in my first ever wipeout exactly three weeks ago, ...and I am using semi-knobby 26x2.125" tires! My hands still carry mementos.
Forum: Commuting 03-15-07, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Prime Directive
From what I've read: I'd go with fully charged in...

From what I've read: I'd go with fully charged in the refrigerator, preferably in a closed container. Of course, you'll have to let them warm up a bit before they'll give you much juice.
Forum: Living Car Free 03-15-07, 10:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,938
Posted By Prime Directive
Is this just prejudice on the part of the...

Is this just prejudice on the part of the employer or did they actually have a somewhat legitimate reason for wanting you to have a car (hauling stuff/people, quick deliveries)?


I'm not sure I...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-12-07, 09:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,938
Posted By Prime Directive
Jobs for the car-free cyclist

Now that I'm looking for my first job, I'd be very interested to read about your related experiences....


What jobs have you held both past and present?


Which of those were most...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-12-07, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Prime Directive
Wow, what a fantastic thread! B) I want to thank...

Wow, what a fantastic thread! B) I want to thank everyone who's responded. Just knowing that a forum exists with this kind of encouragement and practical advice has helped a lot!



I was very...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-11-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Prime Directive
Where do I go from here?

It is becoming more and more frustrating to not have anyone around to discuss cycling with! My auto-centric family thinks I'm out-of-my-mind, and the neareast LBS is an hour away by bus. Even that is...
Forum: Commuting 03-11-07, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Prime Directive
Lone Peak RP-700...

Lone Peak RP-700 (http://thetouringstore.com/LONE%20PEAK/LP%20Rack%20Packs/RP700%20RACK%20PACK%20PAGE.htm)
Jandd FRRPII (http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FRRPII)

Two 1000+ cubic inch...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-07-07, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Prime Directive
Nothing. I routinely ride over to the right (1-2...

Nothing. I routinely ride over to the right (1-2 feet from the curb) between intersections, but always take the middle of the lane at intersections (or, whenever I remember, take a left or right bias...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-06-07, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Prime Directive
Right-biased at intersections?

First, I should note that I ride in a small city next to a major cycling area (Denver metro) with roads that wouldn't challenge the worst of you, but still....

I'm a fan of taking the lane,...
Forum: Commuting 03-03-07, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Prime Directive
Soft-top or level-mount panniers?

I've been trying for a month now to devise a comprehensive rear rack cargo solution using separate, but compatible, components. I bought a new rack for greater canti-brake clearance and a Sunlite...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 03-03-07, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Prime Directive
Noob question: Do groups ever "pick up"...

Noob question: Do groups ever "pick up" interested cyclists they encounter along their route who are not registered with the group?
Forum: Commuting 02-26-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Prime Directive
Today I had my first wipe out since I started...

Today I had my first wipe out since I started riding back in April. :( I'm not commuting yet, but I take many utility trips. So, today there didn't seem to be any snowmelt on the roads, and it was...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 02-26-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By Prime Directive
^Nice pictures! ...but goofy bar wrap. :p ...

^Nice pictures! ...but goofy bar wrap. :p

Oh, the thought of actually climbing mountains on a bicycle! :eek:
Forum: Mountain - Plains 02-25-07, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Prime Directive
Sorry, it looks like they prune articles (and...

Sorry, it looks like they prune articles (and their associated comments) that are two-weeks old, so there's nothing left to do in this case.

However, I'd still like to find some reputable internet...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-25-07, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,629,165
Posted By Prime Directive
I don't believe I have ever read why sidewalk...

I don't believe I have ever read why sidewalk bicycling against traffic is more dangerous than with. Can anyone explain this?

To me it seems that there would be no difference. The dangerous areas...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 02-21-07, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Prime Directive
To mmeade and "Stu": Thanks for making me smile,...

To mmeade and "Stu": Thanks for making me smile, but personal threats or insults are not what I am looking for (Stu's was somewhat appropriate, though, given the spring-loaded fist indignity).

I...
Forum: Commuting 02-20-07, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,304
Posted By Prime Directive
Everyone: How well do your rack trunks work with...

Everyone: How well do your rack trunks work with traditional panniers? Do you have to offset the trunk to one side? What about those of you with a hard-mounting system (Trek Interchange or Topeak)?
Forum: Mountain - Plains 02-19-07, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Prime Directive
What would you say to this person?

There is an article (http://www.metrowestfyi.com/story_display.php?sid=5790) on my local newspaper's website that talks about our small towns north and north-east of the Denver metro area planning...
Forum: Commuting 02-16-07, 02:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,304
Posted By Prime Directive
I'm having a hard time coming up with a cargo...

I'm having a hard time coming up with a cargo solution for my bike. I went to an LBS and replaced my old Blackburn rack for a Trek Interchange rack they had in stock--in order to give me much greater...
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