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Forum: Folding Bikes 06-13-11, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,259
Posted By brakeless619
Very cool samo man! Love the Curves, got a silver...

Very cool samo man! Love the Curves, got a silver 20" rack on there?
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-30-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By brakeless619
204139 I have a Bern Brentwood and it...

204139

I have a Bern Brentwood and it doesn't do the best job at venting hot air but I like the look and visor. So don't get one of those.

204142

I've never tried those fancy Bell road bike...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-30-11, 09:39 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 7,471
Posted By brakeless619
Perhaps the OP should have created the post with...

Perhaps the OP should have created the post with this title in order not to step on anyone's toes: "From now on I am WEARING MY HELMET." That way nobody gets butt hurt.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-29-11, 11:43 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 7,471
Posted By brakeless619
But there are tons of dogs which might knock you...

But there are tons of dogs which might knock you off your bike just the same.



I'm gonna go pro-helmet and say that it would have made some difference. The front of a helmet sticks out a bit so...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-29-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By brakeless619
They could but much like any user manual I and...

They could but much like any user manual I and others won't read it.
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-25-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By brakeless619
I see you didn't take the Curve Sl this time. Too...

I see you didn't take the Curve Sl this time. Too uncomfortable for longer rides?
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-25-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By brakeless619
Good stuff. I tried using a camera mount on my...

Good stuff. I tried using a camera mount on my Curve SL but the result was waaay to shaky. I use a Kodak Zi8. Or used once.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/5611623429_124b4b8567.jpg

I never...
Forum: Commuting 05-25-11, 12:15 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 67,725
Posted By brakeless619
I didn't bother reading the 11 pages but check...

I didn't bother reading the 11 pages but check out your local police auction if possible. Went to my first one this year here in SD and people were picking up full-sized used bikes in great condition...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-19-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,068
Posted By brakeless619
Let me share my experience since I just went...

Let me share my experience since I just went through something similar. I purchased a 2008 Dahon Curve SL from Thor (excellent service for those considering buying) and by a stroke of luck came up on...
Forum: Southern California 05-13-11, 11:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,453
Posted By brakeless619
@OP, I definitely agree. As of now I WILL...

@OP,


I definitely agree. As of now I WILL NEVER wear those super tight cycling shorts. Never! Before I even considered cycling, I used to think "ew bike guys, gross." What with their tights and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-13-11, 12:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,688
Posted By brakeless619
Oh one more quick video ...

Oh one more quick video


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9DciyXiRug

Bravo for the planners!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-13-11, 12:14 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,688
Posted By brakeless619
EXACTLY! Just look at the video below! I had no...

EXACTLY! Just look at the video below! I had no idea. I was simply contemplating the potential door opening. That NYC cycling video is like a survival challenge. Mad props to NYC riders!




...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-09-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,688
Posted By brakeless619
I've been meaning to comment on well comments...

I've been meaning to comment on well comments like these. If you're not going to contribute anything meaningful other than snide remarks, then don't post at all. At some point there will be a time...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-09-11, 03:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,688
Posted By brakeless619
Oh wow thank you very much! One of the best...

Oh wow thank you very much! One of the best pieces of advice yet!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-07-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,789
Posted By brakeless619
No thanks on CM, don't like the idea of pissing...

No thanks on CM, don't like the idea of pissing off some crazy motorist that'll run people over because cyclists are "in the way."
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-07-11, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By brakeless619
Time to digg this thread up. I have pretty bumpy...

Time to digg this thread up. I have pretty bumpy roads over here and i think that I am going to switch to 16x2.00 big apple tires on my 2008 Curve SL. I'm sure I'll be needing new inner tubes right?...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-07-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By brakeless619
Police Auctions are great!

I just returned from my first police auction and I gotta tell ya they have tons of bikes there most for under $100. I won a Malon folding bike for dirt cheap $80 bucks.
...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-05-11, 12:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,688
Posted By brakeless619
Well I might have a "supper" brain but certainly...

Well I might have a "supper" brain but certainly not a "super" brain. While it is true that in the blink of an eye reflex is king. Discussion on the subject may be recalled in a similar but not as...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-04-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,688
Posted By brakeless619
There have been many "suggestions" like this, but...

There have been many "suggestions" like this, but I suppose I was not clear enough on the situation I was asking about. I specifically meant for those times when its IMPOSSIBLE to "stay out of the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-04-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,688
Posted By brakeless619
A car door opens. What do you do?

I am interested on your safety insights on a rider approaching a parked car whose driver opens the door. What do you do when the door is suddenly flung open and there is no chance of going around it...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-03-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By brakeless619
I'd say it depends on the area and what the...

I'd say it depends on the area and what the locals expect/are used to in regards to the riding in the sidewalk issue.

Just the other day I got honked at to "take the sidewalk" by some jerk in an...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-01-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,878
Posted By brakeless619
No no and heck no. I can't even ride one-handed...

No no and heck no. I can't even ride one-handed on the Curve SL yet, let alone with no hands.




Jack**s!!!

Not even wearing a helmet either.
Forum: Introductions 05-01-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By brakeless619
Welcome, I'm new here too.

Welcome, I'm new here too.
Forum: Introductions 05-01-11, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By brakeless619
How about trying your local police auction?

How about trying your local police auction?
Forum: Southern California 04-30-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By brakeless619
That is definitely one thing that bugs me about...

That is definitely one thing that bugs me about cycling. Wind is not fun when its heading towards you!
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