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Forum: Folding Bikes 02-14-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By michaelnel
Bicycles are just tools to me. If I get another...

Bicycles are just tools to me. If I get another job where I need another folder, I'll buy one then (but I will wait a while next time to make sure the job is solid!).
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-14-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By michaelnel
The boss of the shop contacted me this morning...

The boss of the shop contacted me this morning and said "Sure, we'll take it back". So I took it in there this morning and they cheerfully refunded every penny. Way to go Warm Planet Bikes!
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-13-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By michaelnel
I already bought the bike and paid cash for it,...

I already bought the bike and paid cash for it, so I don't understand what you are proposing, vik.
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-13-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By michaelnel
BTW, no response from Warm Planet Bicycles yet. ...

BTW, no response from Warm Planet Bicycles yet. I will give them a few more days and then put it on Craigslist.
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-13-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By michaelnel
I was not employed by my current employer (Taos...

I was not employed by my current employer (Taos Mountain http://www.taos.com) until last week.
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-10-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By michaelnel
Thanks guys, it is not as bad as I first thought....

Thanks guys, it is not as bad as I first thought. I am actually employed by a company that keeps a stable of guys like me (UNIX/Linux System Administrators... server geeks), and then contracts with...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-09-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By michaelnel
Crap. After 2 days at the new job the client...

Crap. After 2 days at the new job the client decided they want somebody more senior, so the consulting company I was working for pulled me off the job. I am back to being unemployed. Now I will...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-08-12, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By michaelnel
It's a 2012 Tikit Model T. Neat as the Hyperfold...

It's a 2012 Tikit Model T. Neat as the Hyperfold is, it's not worth $200 bucks to me. I'm fine with the twiddly knob. It's blue.
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-07-12, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By michaelnel
Got a JOB and a new Bike Friday

Until this morning, I had been jobless for close to 2 years. I got almost to the 99 week limit on unemployment, but a job came through today. It's work I'll enjoy (UNIX system administration) and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-26-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,084
Posted By michaelnel
I saw a couple yesterday, and it looked like the...

I saw a couple yesterday, and it looked like the woman had just received a brand new "Public" brand bike in bright orange. She was slow (I'm slow, and they were riding alot slower than me), and when...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-26-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 691
Posted By michaelnel
I have joint issues that get BETTER when I ride...

I have joint issues that get BETTER when I ride my bike. I have a knee that gets sore and stiff when I sit around. If I go for a 20 mile bike ride, it feels fine when I get back.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-26-11, 07:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,084
Posted By michaelnel
I rode my usual loop from my place in SF out to...

I rode my usual loop from my place in SF out to Fort Point (Civil War fort at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge) and back, it's about a 20 mile loop for me, mostly flat with a light NW breeze. It...
Forum: Commuting 12-25-11, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 889
Posted By michaelnel
I had that positional vertigo. It was really...

I had that positional vertigo. It was really irritating. My doctor did the Epley Maneuver and it went away, hasn't returned in five years.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-24-11, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By michaelnel
I think you can get much of what you need off the...

I think you can get much of what you need off the net at Sheldon Brown's pages (http://www.sheldonbrown.com) and the Park Tools site (http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help).

That said, you...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-23-11, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,767
Posted By michaelnel
I built my Soma Doublecross (very similar to the...

I built my Soma Doublecross (very similar to the Surly Crosscheck) up from a bare frame and selected BR-R550s. They squealed with the stock pads, but I get ZERO squeal with KoolStop salmon pads. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-20-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By michaelnel
Given the bike's origin, it may be as simple as...

Given the bike's origin, it may be as simple as grossly underlubed steering head bearings. In any case, it needs to come apart for inspection and lubrication.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-20-11, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By michaelnel
I lube with Boeshield and let it sit and drip...

I lube with Boeshield and let it sit and drip overnight. The next morning I give it a good wipedown with a rag and it's ready to ride. No fling.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-20-11, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,109
Posted By michaelnel
My experience exactly!

My experience exactly!
Forum: Commuting 12-20-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,371
Posted By michaelnel
I use one of these, from Nathan: ...

I use one of these, from Nathan:

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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-20-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,109
Posted By michaelnel
If I am using die-drawn inner cables and teflon...

If I am using die-drawn inner cables and teflon lined outers, I don't lube them at all. I think lubes just tend to trap grit inside, hastening the wear. Mind you, I am a fair-weather rider...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-20-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,385
Posted By michaelnel
Haha! 4 minutes saved over a distance I never...

Haha! 4 minutes saved over a distance I never ride as a trade off for the harsh ride of skinny tires? No thanks.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-20-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By michaelnel
Keep in mind that REI's primary motive is to sell...

Keep in mind that REI's primary motive is to sell you their overpriced bicycle stuff.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-20-11, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By michaelnel
Have you looked around in your area for bicycle...

Have you looked around in your area for bicycle advocacy organizations or bicycle maintenance co-ops? I have not been impressed at all with the people I have talked with in the bicycle department at...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-20-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,385
Posted By michaelnel
I ride for fitness and to enjoy the scenery. ...

I ride for fitness and to enjoy the scenery. Getting through it faster seems somewhat counterproductive to me. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't purposely choose a tire with the aim of slowing me...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-20-11, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,109
Posted By michaelnel
Actually, I think its main purpose is to displace...

Actually, I think its main purpose is to displace water, that's what the "WD" (Water Displacement) in the name stands for. I used to spray it on my motorcycle chains after riding in the rain or...
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