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Forum: Commuting 04-06-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,725
Posted By Socrate
Just bumping to say THANKS! I sprayed WD-40 and...

Just bumping to say THANKS! I sprayed WD-40 and then dry lube into the keyhole and it didn't help. Finally I did the same thing to holes where the "U" connects to the lock, and it popped out easily.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-08-10, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Socrate
Thanks for the replies everyone. Yeah,...

Thanks for the replies everyone.



Yeah, I'm talking about the plastic nubs, and yes the shoes have leather soles. I am braking with brakes.



Yeah okay I'll look into this... any...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-07-10, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Socrate
Strapping in leather shoes

Hey everyone,

I ride a fixed gear (with brakes) all day every day: to the grocery store, to my friends' house, for joy rides and for the occasional long commute. However, I've recently bought some...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 10-29-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,362
Posted By Socrate
So I wasted way too long trying to respond to...

So I wasted way too long trying to respond to anything in the overblown debate in this thread, but I'm giving up. The above post from the first page is a good representation of how over-thought this...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-21-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,457
Posted By Socrate
+1 I roll through red lights not always, but...

+1

I roll through red lights not always, but very often. I'm being careful, and I don't want to unclip. In a long street with a lot of lights, I always think about how much further the cars can go...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-12-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By Socrate
Update on the police report? You should really...

Update on the police report? You should really file one. If you find that guy, and there's no police report, what are you going to do?
Forum: Road Cycling 10-05-09, 06:58 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,341
Posted By Socrate
Sometimes I spend miles on the defensive against...

Sometimes I spend miles on the defensive against dangerous drivers, and I don't feel happy... I mean I feel great to be riding, but I hate everyone on the road.

This is sometimes. I don't think of...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-02-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By Socrate
Woopdeedoo, look at me, I can fix a bike...

Woopdeedoo, look at me, I can fix a bike blindfolded.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-02-09, 06:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,943
Posted By Socrate
What's the point of the "proper" hand signal...

What's the point of the "proper" hand signal system when most people don't know it??? Either way, the right arm outstretched is a clear signal that only willfully ignorant drivers won't understand....
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-30-09, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Socrate
Haha, in that case I'm a rider and not a builder,...

Haha, in that case I'm a rider and not a builder, but I don't think the two are mutually exclusive.

I don't see what's wrong with buying your first bike and learning through the upgrade process...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-30-09, 07:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,291
Posted By Socrate
I also have a Bianchi Pista which I recently...

I also have a Bianchi Pista which I recently began commuting to work on, 15 miles. It's the only bike I have. It's a tough workout but it's fine. I don't especially recommend it, actually. I just...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-27-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,515
Posted By Socrate
I saw 4 ______ they were dicks. Are all ______...

I saw 4 ______ they were dicks. Are all ______ dicks?

Hipsters
Roadies
College students
Mechanics
Waiters
Americans
White people
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-20-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,108
Posted By Socrate
+1 +1 I imagine it's not a high...

+1



+1

I imagine it's not a high traffic area, either.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-20-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,187
Posted By Socrate
Yo bro, every situation is different. Have fun,...

Yo bro, every situation is different. Have fun, don't kill anyone.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-20-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,187
Posted By Socrate
Clearly, you should be riding on the road. ...

Clearly, you should be riding on the road.

One problem is that some people in cars don't want you on the road, and think you should always be on an MUP. Don't believe them. They're do*ches.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-18-09, 05:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,815
Posted By Socrate
Same here spinerguy. Sucks, but then again, I'm...

Same here spinerguy. Sucks, but then again, I'm usually in shorts because I want to ride a bike.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-17-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,214
Posted By Socrate
PS that video is sweet. I've never seen...

PS that video is sweet. I've never seen Quicksilver but now I want to!
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-17-09, 09:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,214
Posted By Socrate
I'm a fixed gear commuter and those flipped up,...

I'm a fixed gear commuter and those flipped up, backwards bars look nice to me!! And if the guys in that YouTube clip use them, they must be cool, too!
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-17-09, 03:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,721
Posted By Socrate
You sound like a cool guy, so don't sweat it bro!

You sound like a cool guy, so don't sweat it bro!
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-14-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,148
Posted By Socrate
That's a hell of a frightening picture, it's...

That's a hell of a frightening picture, it's bonechilling.

I'm relatively new to riding fixed, and have had to do some quick stops a few times. I ride with brakes, so should I feel the leg...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-14-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,354
Posted By Socrate
<a...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryancecilsmith/3773894021/" title="IMG_1172 by Big Comic Spirits, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2423/3773894021_24be5641d1_b.jpg"...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-10-09, 05:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,272
Posted By Socrate
48/18 (I think), and I could do that, but I think...

48/18 (I think), and I could do that, but I think I couldn't do it in a straight line... I'm new, though.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-10-09, 04:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,098
Posted By Socrate
I usually don't consider people stopped on the...

I usually don't consider people stopped on the side of the road, even if they look like they're trying to repair something. Then again, I live in a pretty urban area. Next time, though, I'll stop. :)
Forum: Road Cycling 09-07-09, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Socrate
My Japanesei Pista is steel, and is quite...

My Japanesei Pista is steel, and is quite different from the American models. I think it's cool that Bianchi makes different bikes in different places.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-04-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,317
Posted By Socrate
I have a nothin' bike and a 2009 Bianchi Pista. I...

I have a nothin' bike and a 2009 Bianchi Pista. I keep the Pista inside but the nothin' in the back, and because there's very little theft in my area, the only reason I wouldn't take the Pista is if...
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