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Forum: Commuting 06-16-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,019
Posted By lunacycle
I was going to suggest getting a backpack... ...

I was going to suggest getting a backpack...

I was always a messenger bag guy, and I thought I hated backpacks, until on a whim I bought a Banjo Brothers backpack last summer, and man, what a...
Forum: Commuting 04-09-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 68,680
Posted By lunacycle
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Forum: Commuting 10-10-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,804
Posted By lunacycle
My tool roll is an old cotton sock, which doubles...

My tool roll is an old cotton sock, which doubles as a rag.
In the sock I keep the following items for commuting:

Crank Brothers multi tool (w/ chain tool and spoke wrench)
Spare tube
Spare...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-10-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,665
Posted By lunacycle
FYI: Competitive Cyclists charges a $99 shipping...

FYI: Competitive Cyclists charges a $99 shipping just for this bike because, as their customer service representative told me recently, it has horizontal dropouts. So for "liability" reasons, they...
Forum: Commuting 06-20-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By lunacycle
What did you do to piss off your orthopedist to...

What did you do to piss off your orthopedist to the point where he/she would prescribe a figure-8 splint? From what I've read (albeit on the internet :rolleyes:), they are generally considered...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-20-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By lunacycle
Based on my personal experience, I think the...

Based on my personal experience, I think the question you should be asking is what type of bike should you get, so that you can ride with her at her pace?

...or you could buy a tandem.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-18-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By lunacycle
Yeah, keep riding the Velomax. I've...

Yeah, keep riding the Velomax.

I've destroyed two 24-spoke, 27mm deep rims in a manner similar to yours in the past four years. In both instances, failure occurred on the drive-side. I've since...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-14-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By lunacycle
Why a 105 crankset? You can get SRAM Rival...

Why a 105 crankset? You can get SRAM Rival crankset complete with BB for $140 online. I bought a set last summer to replace my Force crankset after the pedal thread inserts busted loose (Force...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-13-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,100
Posted By lunacycle
Gin & Tonic on the rocks, with a slice of...

Gin & Tonic on the rocks, with a slice of lemon.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-14-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,843
Posted By lunacycle
About $150 per year for "consumables" -- chains,...

About $150 per year for "consumables" -- chains, tires, tubes, bar wrap, chain-lube, patch kits. Maybe another $125 per year (on average) for new shorts, jerseys, gloves and helmets. Add another...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-13-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,968
Posted By lunacycle
I commute on my road bike -- a Bikes Direct...

I commute on my road bike -- a Bikes Direct aluminum-framed road bike w/ SRAM Force, and a rear clip-on fender. I do mostly fair-weather commuting, as my commute is atypically long, and I don't like...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-08-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,684
Posted By lunacycle
Oh, and speaking of the b-word, what about...

Oh, and speaking of the b-word, what about barcons?

How does one make the leap from bar-end shifters to "barcons"?
Forum: Road Cycling 05-08-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,684
Posted By lunacycle
Cockpit. When did a handlebar, stem and...

Cockpit.

When did a handlebar, stem and saddle combination become a cockpit?
Forum: Road Cycling 04-25-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,783
Posted By lunacycle
This is actually what I do when riding with the...

This is actually what I do when riding with the wife, as her pace is either slow or erratic. At least I can modulate my speed without tapping the brakes all the time.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-17-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,144
Posted By lunacycle
I placed an order with PBK on 4/01, and it just...

I placed an order with PBK on 4/01, and it just arrived today (4/17). It does seem like it took a few days longer than usual.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-04-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By lunacycle
I ride this trail for my commute. The Greenway...

I ride this trail for my commute. The Greenway is essentially a wide trench below street-level, with several bridges running over it. Originally built for freight trains, it's now been transformed...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-03-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,144
Posted By lunacycle
FYI: The coupon code "US100" worked for an order...

FYI: The coupon code "US100" worked for an order I placed on 4/01 -- $10 off for orders over $100.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 10-12-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,437
Posted By lunacycle
I guess we should just be thankful he chose to...

I guess we should just be thankful he chose to focus his efforts on the world of cycling. To think of him as a congressmen is frightening.

Yes, he is the biggest ass in the history of...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 10-12-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 90,648
Posted By lunacycle
I would offer my compliments to Travis Tygart for...

I would offer my compliments to Travis Tygart for having the courage to stand up to a bully.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-30-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 536
Posted By lunacycle
I probably have about 11,000mi +/- on my Jagwire...

I probably have about 11,000mi +/- on my Jagwire cables/housing, running 2007 SRAM Force. I have no idea how long they'll last. I guess I'll replace them when they quit shifting smoothly.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-30-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By lunacycle
Congratulations on your new bike. I checked out...

Congratulations on your new bike. I checked out the specs on BD. It looks like a pretty good value. I'm interested to know how it rides.
Forum: Commuting 08-30-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By lunacycle
I trashed the cartridge bearings in my front hub...

I trashed the cartridge bearings in my front hub riding home from work through a severe thunderstorm, with flash flooding, stranded cars, lightning, downed trees, tornado sirens going off,...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-29-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 675
Posted By lunacycle
Sweat, dust, wind, cold, pollen, bugs, heavy...

Sweat, dust, wind, cold, pollen, bugs, heavy exertion, dehydration, smoking weed ... take your pick.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-29-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By lunacycle
In addition to that posted above, I have noticed...

In addition to that posted above, I have noticed that by coating the tube and inside tire with baby powder, the tube is easier to situate, and it makes future tire removal easier as well.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-29-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By lunacycle
Also, feel around the inside of the tire for bits...

Also, feel around the inside of the tire for bits of wire, or other sharp objects. Neglecting to remove those will result in multiple punctures in the same location. I use my bare fingers to do...
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