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Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-08, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,449
Posted By phantompong
Point taken. I'll keep that in mind. I'm just not...

Point taken. I'll keep that in mind. I'm just not comfortable with the idea that a coaster brake may not have enough stopping power in an emergency, but then again this is what I hear, it's not...
Forum: Commuting 03-29-08, 05:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,191
Posted By phantompong
I know, I was thinking of that. It would...

I know, I was thinking of that. It would certainly open up possibilities - like say someone rides his bike around town but drives when he's out of state. Now he can take his bike along where he...
Forum: Commuting 03-29-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,191
Posted By phantompong
I see how it might be useful, but I don't see a...

I see how it might be useful, but I don't see a large market for it. When people buy their bikes, they'll already know where it can go and cannot go. If having the bike fit in the car was essential,...
Forum: Commuting 03-29-08, 03:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By phantompong
Granted. Been to China five times and never seen...

Granted. Been to China five times and never seen anyone go above cruising speed.

I made the ethnicity distinction because my citizenship doesn't suggest my ethnicity and vice versa. Besides, lots...
Forum: Commuting 03-28-08, 04:04 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 24,497
Posted By phantompong
I was riding on the sidewalk (yeah, yeah, I know,...

I was riding on the sidewalk (yeah, yeah, I know, but it was the fastest way to my destination right off the MUP) and rang my bell at a group of youths ahead of me. As I passed them, one of them...
Forum: Commuting 03-28-08, 03:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By phantompong
Here's another umbrella-rigging feat. This...

Here's another umbrella-rigging feat. This picture was the best I could do in a pinch:

http://images.fotopic.net/?iid=yt9w2h&outx=600&quality=70



I'm ethnic Chinese and not a club rider,...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-28-08, 03:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By phantompong
Wow. I've been wondering about the practicality...

Wow. I've been wondering about the practicality of velomobiles as replacements for vehicles - I want to build my own velomobile one day, but I have no idea where/how I'd park it, etc. I've never seen...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-26-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,585
Posted By phantompong
And I assure you, pricing cars sky high doesn't...

And I assure you, pricing cars sky high doesn't work as well as you think it would. Most people aren't actually outpriced here, although it does cost a lot. This wonderful thing called financial...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-24-08, 05:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,449
Posted By phantompong
I have never ridden a cruiser. I want to ride a...

I have never ridden a cruiser. I want to ride a cruiser someday. But if I wanted a cruiser I'd get a cruiser, and if I wanted a simple, low-maintenance road bike I'd get a fixed gear roadie.

I...
Forum: Commuting 03-22-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By phantompong
In the rain I doubt she would have been able to...

In the rain I doubt she would have been able to maintain a very good pace at all. But she was on an upright bike going at cruising pace... I don't think speed was a factor. I think it was more for...
Forum: Commuting 03-21-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By phantompong
Yeah, it was definitely a full-sized umbrella.

Yeah, it was definitely a full-sized umbrella.
Forum: Commuting 03-19-08, 12:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By phantompong
A novel way to stay dry

I don't have a picture, sorry - I saw this lady on the MUP during my commute yesterday. She had taken an umbrella and removed the rod and handle, and rigged it to a headband so it looked like a huge...
Forum: Commuting 03-18-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,291
Posted By phantompong
I second the messenger bag/messenger backpack...

I second the messenger bag/messenger backpack option. Also look in the army surplus stores - I had a small bag I bought from an army surplus store that was very water resistant. I suppose for long...
Forum: Commuting 03-12-08, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By phantompong
If there's anyone Parliament should be listening...

If there's anyone Parliament should be listening to about cyclists and road sharing, it's a Tampines MP. So of course it goes in one ear and out the other in Parliament. (I live in Tampines and after...
Forum: Commuting 02-03-08, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By phantompong
Giant R1000?

I need a new bike for commuting, and came across a listing for a secondhand Giant R1000 steel frame roadie. I met up with the guy and had a look at it - compact frame, good size, will fit, most parts...
Forum: Utility Cycling 01-19-08, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By phantompong
I see a lot of people do this, actually. Though...

I see a lot of people do this, actually. Though come to think of it... I haven't seen anyone take a sharp turn with someone standing on the BMX pegs.
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-22-07, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,005
Posted By phantompong
There are people making a living on giving...

There are people making a living on giving trishaw (tricycle + rickshaw - same thing as above, but I grew up calling them trishaws) rides here (in fact, there was recently some fuss on Youtube...
Forum: Commuting 12-07-07, 01:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,030
Posted By phantompong
That depends on how strongly you identify...

That depends on how strongly you identify yourself as a cyclist, or as a religious person, or as a politically-inclined person. It's one thing for the OP to be a cyclist, it's another for him to be a...
Forum: Commuting 12-03-07, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By phantompong
Thanks for all the comments! I've weighed my...

Thanks for all the comments! I've weighed my options, and gone on a couple of rides - not the full distance, but part of the way down the route until the park connector (MUP network that well,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-29-07, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,689
Posted By phantompong
Seems like no one's mentioned this yet... I've...

Seems like no one's mentioned this yet... I've got a pair of titanium-framed glasses that take magnetic add-on shades, so it's basically the reverse of option #3. All things considered it might a...
Forum: Commuting 11-24-07, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By phantompong
Reduced fare for reduced distance, once I'm off...

Reduced fare for reduced distance, once I'm off the concession, so commuting half the distance and getting on the train the other half is a pretty good in-between solution. Bar ends are on my...
Forum: Commuting 11-23-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By phantompong
Thanks for the quick replies! Popped in just to...

Thanks for the quick replies! Popped in just to check before I went to bed, and whoa... two replies :)



It does, but folding bikes only. I might get one sometime in the future or the next few...
Forum: Commuting 11-23-07, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By phantompong
Thinking of commuting by bike

I've effectively just graduated from junior college (the local equivalent of the last two years of American high school), and am in the process of getting a teaching job before I head off for...
Forum: Commuting 10-24-07, 07:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,488
Posted By phantompong
The only people around my area who ride in...

The only people around my area who ride in circles on bikes are flatland BMXers, and they certainly don't ride on the road or the sidewalk. I think it's safe to say that riding in circles not only...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-22-07, 06:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,341
Posted By phantompong
I have a bell and regularly ride on MUPs. What...

I have a bell and regularly ride on MUPs. What really amazes me is how many people can be walking in my direction and be completely oblivious to the fact that a cyclist is coming straight at them. I...
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