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Forum: Want To Buy 03-21-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,434
Posted By RobertFrapples
I have a B17 Imperial (black) with 40 miles on...

I have a B17 Imperial (black) with 40 miles on it. (I want a Team Pro Imperial instead.) Interested?
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-23-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By RobertFrapples
ay-up loose connection fix

The connection between the battery and the light on my Ay-Up lights (http://www.ayup-lights.com/) had worn out - if the plug was nudged or turned the light would go out. I figured the problem was...
Forum: Commuting 03-28-13, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,885
Posted By RobertFrapples
I bet you could mount a set of golf clubs on a...

I bet you could mount a set of golf clubs on a tag-a-long with some brackets and bolts from your local hardware store. It would be narrower and easier to store and lock than a 2-wheel trailer.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-26-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,414
Posted By RobertFrapples
or to avoid hazards. Cars are hazards. Take...

or to avoid hazards.

Cars are hazards. Take the full lane to avoid cars.
Forum: Commuting 03-25-13, 06:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,912
Posted By RobertFrapples
Forgetting to bring my lunch.

Forgetting to bring my lunch.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-21-13, 06:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By RobertFrapples
The S300 looks a lot nicer. And I like that the...

The S300 looks a lot nicer. And I like that the GXP does not have the open space around the spindle (where you put the tool to remove the bottom bracket) to collect dirt and grime. But will it alter...
Forum: Commuting 03-21-13, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By RobertFrapples
I ride my brakes down hills all the time....

I ride my brakes down hills all the time. Sometimes because I am pulling my daughter on a tag-a-long, sometimes because I am riding a fixed-gear bike, sometimes because it is freezing and I do not...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-15-13, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By RobertFrapples
After the first shoot, a lawyer said "Everybody...

After the first shoot, a lawyer said "Everybody is wearing a helmet, but it just isn't helmety enough. Maybe if we showed people putting on helmets instead of riding?"

Also, I have a daughter...
Forum: Commuting 03-13-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,929
Posted By RobertFrapples
I am the same way with bikes as my grandfather...

I am the same way with bikes as my grandfather was with hatchets. He had one hatchet for 70 years. He replaced the head 4 times and the handle 23 times.
Forum: Commuting 03-12-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,316
Posted By RobertFrapples
If you really do drive fewer than 2000 miles a...

If you really do drive fewer than 2000 miles a year, you could get a 25+ year old car and get historic insurance. (Limitations vary by state and provider.)
Forum: Commuting 03-11-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,873
Posted By RobertFrapples
Good Lord, why would anybody drive a car in a...

Good Lord, why would anybody drive a car in a city like that?

As far as the cinematography, I would rather hear what the camera mic picked up than your music selection. (If I wanted to hear music...
Forum: Commuting 03-07-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 979
Posted By RobertFrapples
In case anybody is trying to extend theories for...

In case anybody is trying to extend theories for where the best tire should go from 2-wheeled vehicles to 4-wheeled vehicles or vice-versa, don't. The vehicle dynamics are very different.

4 wheels...
Forum: Commuting 03-01-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 994
Posted By RobertFrapples
That fork does not seem to have tabs for a front...

That fork does not seem to have tabs for a front mount rack. I would not try to rig something up on a CF fork. Either get over your hangup or buy nashbar's $50 steel fork and mount a rack and...
Forum: Commuting 02-26-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 880
Posted By RobertFrapples
The nickname came from the hot air coming from...

The nickname came from the hot air coming from the politicians, not the actual wind.
Forum: Commuting 02-19-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,262
Posted By RobertFrapples
I have a three year old and a six year old. I...

I have a three year old and a six year old. I ride to work every day. On nice days I bring the six year old to school on my way to work with a tag-a-long.

Unless your commute is extremely...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-15-13, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,727
Posted By RobertFrapples
I ride with a guy who has the Nashbar 29er SS and...

I ride with a guy who has the Nashbar 29er SS and has been happy with it since he replaced the brakes with BB7s. Whichever bike you buy, you want to upgrade to BB7s....
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-11-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,463
Posted By RobertFrapples
I have a rear brake so when my bike is on the...

I have a rear brake so when my bike is on the stand and the rear wheel is spinning I can stop the wheel without having to grab something dirty, greasy, or sharp. The added weight adds 6.2 seconds per...
Forum: Commuting 01-30-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By RobertFrapples
http://www.pelican-case.com/1065cc.html

http://www.pelican-case.com/1065cc.html
Forum: Commuting 01-29-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By RobertFrapples
I had a guy break off his passenger side wing...

I had a guy break off his passenger side wing mirror on my elbow. If he noticed he did nothing to indicate it. Some people simply do not pay attention.
Forum: Commuting 01-29-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By RobertFrapples
I had the same problem with Tahoes. I switched to...

I had the same problem with Tahoes. I switched to Specialized Sport MTB shoes (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftr/shoes/mtb-shoes/sport-mtb) and did not have any problem. If you look at the...
Forum: Commuting 01-23-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By RobertFrapples
At 35 I wear wool socks, tights, shorts, a...

At 35 I wear wool socks, tights, shorts, a long-sleeved jersey and jacket, medium weight gloves, and put a bandana on my head under my helmet to cover my ears.

This morning it was 7F. Wool socks,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-12-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,396
Posted By RobertFrapples
I just cut the ends off of the plastic things...

I just cut the ends off of the plastic things that the fender stays go into, ran the stays through, and superglued the cut-off parts to the ends of the stays. I looks pretty cool and makes the...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-10-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,641
Posted By RobertFrapples
I use Marathon Winters (700x35c) in my Bianchi...

I use Marathon Winters (700x35c) in my Bianchi San Jose frame, with fenders and front disc brake. I cannot imagine not wanting fenders for any situation that calls for studded tires, and the disc...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-28-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By RobertFrapples
I mean that I have one U-lock that I use for...

I mean that I have one U-lock that I use for whichever bike I am riding at the moment. I would have to buy four locks instead of one if the locks are attached to the bike.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-27-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By RobertFrapples
My u-lock sits in my pannier and stays clean. A...

My u-lock sits in my pannier and stays clean. A lock attached to my fork would get wet and dirty, which would then make my hands dirty when using it.

It seems only marginally easier to use than a...
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