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Forum: Winter Cycling 04-04-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By El Cid
My Nicotene tires are two years old, and they've...

My Nicotene tires are two years old, and they've done pretty well for me with the old style of studs. Would these work even better? Maybe. Sooner or later I'll have to re-stud my tires, but I'm in...
Forum: Touring 03-22-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By El Cid
I have to admit, I never bothered to check for a...

I have to admit, I never bothered to check for a hammock-specific forum. But thanks for the answers. I think I'll go cheap and try camping out in the backyard for a few nights. And if it works out...
Forum: Touring 03-20-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By El Cid
Is the Hennessy Hammock worth it?

I was shopping online for a hammock, and found them ranging in price from $36 to $350. Hennessy hammocks were at the top end, and I can't see any substantial difference between them and the cheaper...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-23-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By El Cid
Can an ovalized head tube be saved?

For a long, long time -- at least a year -- my bike has had a habit of rocking forward and backward as I come to a stop. It never occurred to me to address the problem, or even wonder what was...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-17-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,212
Posted By El Cid
I did a google search that lead me to Forbes.com,...

I did a google search that lead me to Forbes.com, where they said tht the average settlement for a dog bite was ~$26 000 last year.

Deliver this guy a legal notice telling him you'll sue if his...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-28-15, 12:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,037
Posted By El Cid
I don't know if that is a perfect comparison. ...

I don't know if that is a perfect comparison. Variety is a good thing with bicycles themselves, but traffic laws are probably better when standardized across a wide area.
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-23-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By El Cid
I actually take the exact opposite philosophy,...

I actually take the exact opposite philosophy, bringing my bike inside to protect it. Southern Ontario usually has mild winters, just cold enough to melt, freeze, thaw, and so on every day. Taking...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-09-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,060
Posted By El Cid
I live in a small backwater town in Ontario, not...

I live in a small backwater town in Ontario, not far from Buffalo, NY. Last Christmas was warm enough to mow my lawn in a t-shirt, and there weren't even six weeks of actual cold and snow.

A year...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-09-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,564
Posted By El Cid
It wa about ten years ago that I gave up my car...

It wa about ten years ago that I gave up my car for good and started relying mainly on a bike to get around town. In that time, I've encountered one motorist with this type of road rage. One. In...
Forum: Commuting 11-07-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By El Cid
You say that your gore-tex overshoes lost their...

You say that your gore-tex overshoes lost their water resistance after a year, but that is easy to fix. All gore-tex fabric has a chemical treatment that eventually wears out and needs to be...
Forum: Living Car Free 10-24-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,628
Posted By El Cid
I have almost never had any of those problems;...

I have almost never had any of those problems; just the occasional late bus. And that will often get exaggerated into "every bus" being late "all the time".

And most people without a car still...
Forum: Commuting 10-22-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By El Cid
If you're not concerned about rain, maybe some...

If you're not concerned about rain, maybe some kind of reflective strip would be better? Something you could tie or stick on to the bag. But if you found a $10 cover with some reflective material...
Forum: Commuting 10-22-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,487
Posted By El Cid
The instructions with the light say 15 km/h, but...

The instructions with the light say 15 km/h, but I get full brightness going just a bit faster than walking pace. The light also has capacitors so that you don't go dark when stopping at a red...
Forum: Commuting 10-22-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,487
Posted By El Cid
The subject of "best" headlight is contentious...

The subject of "best" headlight is contentious and subject to personal preference. I'm happy with my Edelux II headlight and Secula taillight and would recommend them to anybody.

I also recommend...
Forum: Commuting 10-22-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By El Cid
That thing looks like way more than you need. My...

That thing looks like way more than you need. My backpack was $40 and came with its own rain cover. But you probably like the bag you have and don't want to replace the whole thing. I say you...
Forum: Commuting 09-30-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By El Cid
That's an interesting idea, not just for those on...

That's an interesting idea, not just for those on bikes but for everyone. If enough people used a mobile app this way, the city could compule statistics and direct repair crews accordingly. A...
Forum: Commuting 09-28-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By El Cid
I wore sandals all summer, and as the weather...

I wore sandals all summer, and as the weather gets cooler I stretch a pair of neoprene overshoes on top. That'll be good until the weather is consistently below freezing, and then I'll go right to...
Forum: Commuting 08-22-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,149
Posted By El Cid
In the OP, you don't specify the temperature, so...

In the OP, you don't specify the temperature, so I'll cover all my bases.

In summer, I wear sandals and don't care too much if I get soaked (I don't even need a change of clothes, since I don't do...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-15-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By El Cid
Well it took a couple weeks but I solved the...

Well it took a couple weeks but I solved the mystery. I'm sharing it here just in case someone else runs into this problem.

I put one of my patched tubes into the wheel and tried again. Up to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-10-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By El Cid
It occurred to me that the rim strip might be the...

It occurred to me that the rim strip might be the problem. It isn't adhesive, and doesn't even feel like rubber; more of a nylon compound. The one area of one strip looks heavily depressed, and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-09-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By El Cid
This really blows

In the last two weeks, I've blows exactly four tubes -- three in the rear wheel and one in the front. Each time, the tube looked like it was ripped open, not like a clean cut or puncture. All four...
Forum: Commuting 08-06-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,131
Posted By El Cid
When I first got my Edelux II, I regretted not...

When I first got my Edelux II, I regretted not getting a Luxos U for the usb port. But now that I've switched to a Galaxy S6, my original choice is just as well.

While most phones take a 5V...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-04-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,476
Posted By El Cid
My dad used to be a driving instructor -- did it...

My dad used to be a driving instructor -- did it for thirty years. He called this the 'hurry up and wait' mentality. It happens in town and on the freeway; people rush as fast as they can, only to...
Forum: Winter Cycling 07-28-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 643
Posted By El Cid
Hot Deals

This is my favourite time to shop for next year's winter outerwear. I know three local stores that sell off old winter stock for half price during the warmer months. Anybody have a favourite...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,697
Posted By El Cid
This is a common complaint --that the road is a...

This is a common complaint --that the road is a shared resource that should not be given over to cars. But giving most of the road to cars is commensurate with the way most people get around. It is...
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