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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,846
Posted By PinkFloyd
+1 on the excellent Fox Labs 5.3. I've been...

+1 on the excellent Fox Labs 5.3. I've been carrying it for a few years now mounted in a holster designed to hold it under the top tube on my Orbea.

In 2012, I was on a solo ride on a rural road....
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-30-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,959
Posted By PinkFloyd
That's cool. Both my first and second-born are...

That's cool. Both my first and second-born are in college right now. They cost me plenty every month. I'd be happy to swap them for a nice bike.:D
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-29-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,959
Posted By PinkFloyd
Back on topic. I must admit that I'm...

Back on topic.

I must admit that I'm realizing a certain shortcoming about my Felt Nine (which I still otherwise like) that might well apply to most 29er HTs.

It's really, really hard to do a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-27-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,959
Posted By PinkFloyd
Funny you should mention that. The owner of the...

Funny you should mention that. The owner of the LBS where I bought my Felt (they also carry Specialized and a couple of the lesser-known brands) thought that was on the horizon as well.
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-26-11, 10:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,084
Posted By PinkFloyd
Reading this thread makes me want to start...

Reading this thread makes me want to start wearing all my off-road motorcycle gear (got everything but a neck brace) when doing recreational rides on my hardtail.:twitchy:
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-26-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,959
Posted By PinkFloyd
I suspect that folks in my demographic...

I suspect that folks in my demographic (middle-age, want to stay fit, enjoy the outdoors, and have decent disposable income) are a sizeable part of the target market for many of the 29ers being sold...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-07-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,031
Posted By PinkFloyd
The newer LED technology paired with a...

The newer LED technology paired with a rechargeable lithium battery pack gives us some great options that didn't exist 5 years ago.

I recently upgraded my headlight from a 3xAAA "be seen" LED to...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-03-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By PinkFloyd
I have had a std SF for some time now and like...

I have had a std SF for some time now and like it. Is it worth upgrading or no?
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-03-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 52,406
Posted By PinkFloyd
I finally, after many years, upgraded from a "be...

I finally, after many years, upgraded from a "be seen" headlight to one that actually lights up the road ahead of me.

I recently picked up a Magic Shine MJ-836 on eBay (U.S. seller,...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-03-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,392
Posted By PinkFloyd
Recently picked up the MS MJ-836 on eBay (U.S....

Recently picked up the MS MJ-836 on eBay (U.S. seller, custom_paintings) for $62.55 shipped.

So far, I'm very pleased. Heckuva light for under $65.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-09-07, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By PinkFloyd
I'd suggest spending just a bit more and getting...

I'd suggest spending just a bit more and getting a Giant, Specialized or Trek hybrid. Any of them will give you better long-term service than the cheaper brands.

I paid about $300 for a Giant...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-01-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By PinkFloyd
A probably better course of action would be to...

A probably better course of action would be to find out who is the prosecuting attorney for the traffic court, contact them, calmly explain the situation (and the code provision) and see if they'll...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-01-07, 11:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,397
Posted By PinkFloyd
One of my favorite low-light riding items is a...

One of my favorite low-light riding items is a reflective vest that has 16 (8 front and 8 back) blinking LEDs imbedded in the reflective strips. It's powered by 2 AA batteries. Got it off eBay back...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-15-07, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By PinkFloyd
Since you're almost certainly getting the 60cm...

Since you're almost certainly getting the 60cm Opal, I really don't think that you'll find it to be overly stiff. The complaints of harshness I've heard have been from those with the smaller sizes....
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 12-13-06, 02:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,853
Posted By PinkFloyd
Since a decent cyclocomputer only costs about...

Since a decent cyclocomputer only costs about $30-35 (i.e., Sigma BC1600 w/ cadence on eBay), why worry about it? Go buy one.:D
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-07-06, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By PinkFloyd
I picked up some Keo Classics a couple months ago...

I picked up some Keo Classics a couple months ago from www.probikekit.com So far, I like them. We'll se how they hold up to my 250 lbs of mashing abuse.:D
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-07-06, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By PinkFloyd
That's a nice bike to start your fitness riding...

That's a nice bike to start your fitness riding with.

The one area that might present some problems is the wheelset. 20 spoke wheels and clydes usually don't mix too well. I'd suggest riding...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-29-06, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By PinkFloyd
I'm 250lbs and started out on a Giant Cypress...

I'm 250lbs and started out on a Giant Cypress hybrid I bought new for $289 in 2004. I've since switched to a roadie, but kept the Giant for short rides, low light conditions and/or rain. It has...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-28-06, 10:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,485
Posted By PinkFloyd
I'm 6'2", 250 lbs and have been riding an Orbea...

I'm 6'2", 250 lbs and have been riding an Orbea Opal in 60cm for a few weeks now. Longest ride = about 50 miles.

Stiff? - Yes.

Responsive? - Heck Yes.

Harsh? - Not.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-26-06, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By PinkFloyd
Thanks. I've not seen the Superlink before. Is...

Thanks. I've not seen the Superlink before. Is it just that one on-line store (LickBike) that carries them?

With a width of 6.15mm, I'm guessing they split the difference so it would work on...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-25-06, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By PinkFloyd
Ultegra 10 chain--which removable link to use?

I use the SRAM gold on an Ultegra 9 chain and love it. No problems. But what to use on a new Ultegra 10chain?

Wipperman Conex 10 speed?

SRAM gold powerlink 9 (do they make a 10 spd one...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-12-06, 12:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,990
Posted By PinkFloyd
CentexWoody---what pharmacy did you get the...

CentexWoody---what pharmacy did you get the Hibiclens at? I've been trying to find something like that for a few months now. Thanks.:D
Forum: Road Cycling 08-09-06, 10:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,062
Posted By PinkFloyd
Riding in the Texas summer can be hot, hot, hot. ...

Riding in the Texas summer can be hot, hot, hot.

May through Sept, I add a packet of Emergen-C powder (picked it up at a health food place) to one of my polar bottles. It's got 200mg...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-06, 03:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,203
Posted By PinkFloyd
Maybe it's like what Billy Crystal used to say on...

Maybe it's like what Billy Crystal used to say on Saturday Night Live, "Remember, it is better to look good than to feel (or, in this case, smell) good."
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-06, 03:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,769
Posted By PinkFloyd
That's the kind of officer you want to have...

That's the kind of officer you want to have around in case a motorist gives you problems or any other emergency arises.

On most of our club rides, there's either a deputy, a judge or both in the...
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