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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-25-13, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,896
Posted By Thor29
Most road bikes with horizontal top tubes tend to...

Most road bikes with horizontal top tubes tend to be fairly "square" with the top tube length being roughly equal to the seat tube length. So if your current bike has a top tube length of 56.5, then...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-25-13, 12:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,479
Posted By Thor29
In San Francisco there are signs posted that...

In San Francisco there are signs posted that state that bicycles are allowed full use of the lane. If the speed limit in Blackhawk is really only 15mph, then why not post a similar sign as well as...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-15-12, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Thor29
Universal is my favorite, followed by Jenson,...

Universal is my favorite, followed by Jenson, Speedgoat, and Bikeman.
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-04-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,383
Posted By Thor29
If you set up your suspension per the...

If you set up your suspension per the manufacturer's instructions at 25-35% sag, and you never bottom out, then that can only mean one thing - you are really, really slow. And you definitely do not...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-03-12, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,383
Posted By Thor29
Bottoming out is totally fine. It is really dumb...

Bottoming out is totally fine. It is really dumb to tune your suspension to prevent bottoming out - that would mean that your suspension is set way too stiff. When it bottoms out your bike...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-28-12, 12:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,067
Posted By Thor29
I live in the Mission District of San Francisco. ...

I live in the Mission District of San Francisco. There are 4 way stop signs at almost every intersection. Most of the bicyclists in SF roll through stop signs and most of the car drivers expect...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-16-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,702
Posted By Thor29
If it works for you, great. But in my experience...

If it works for you, great. But in my experience stretching and warm ups are a waste of time. The only caveat is if you are going for maximum intensity, in that case I would just start out slow and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-16-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,479
Posted By Thor29
You really don't need toe clips and straps. A...

You really don't need toe clips and straps. A good set of BMX pedals with pins for grip will give you all connection you need. The reason hipsters use them is because they ride fixed gear bikes and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-16-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Thor29
I live in SF. It is an awesome bike town. The...

I live in SF. It is an awesome bike town. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been instrumental in getting miles of bike lanes added in the last decade. You really don't need to ride any of...
Forum: Touring 09-16-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,895
Posted By Thor29
Uh, what am I missing here? Why would you want...

Uh, what am I missing here?
Why would you want to carry the weight of an extra crankset, saddle, bars, etc. if you are riding solo?
If you want a long wheelbase, just get a Surly Big Dummy or any...
Forum: Commuting 09-16-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,535
Posted By Thor29
You guys are really weird. You don't need...

You guys are really weird.
You don't need special clothing to ride a bike. Especially if the ride is under 20 miles or so.
People all over the world ride bikes in regular clothes.
Spandex shorts...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-14-12, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Thor29
"The main issue is that when I hit steep bumps...

"The main issue is that when I hit steep bumps etc, the top tube sometimes comes too close to comfort to certain parts of the male anatomy."

You're doing something wrong - if you are going down a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-13-12, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Thor29
You can't really compare brand to brand. Every...

You can't really compare brand to brand. Every model is different and each manufacturer makes cheap bikes and super expensive bikes. Think about it - if I said compare Ford vs Chevy, would it make...
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-10-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,395
Posted By Thor29
I've always run my tires either both the same or...

I've always run my tires either both the same or the front bigger. Doesn't matter whether it's XC, AM, or whatever. It just makes more sense to me since the front tire does most of the work. When...
Forum: Commuting 09-10-12, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By Thor29
If your job includes a lot of sitting, then you...

If your job includes a lot of sitting, then you should really consider hitting the gym. Sitting in front of a computer will really screw up your body. Bike fit is important, but riding a bike does...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-30-12, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By Thor29
What bar were you using before? The Whammy has...

What bar were you using before? The Whammy has 11 degrees of sweep, maybe that isn't right for your wrists. Are you using lock on grips? If so, you could remove the end caps and slide everything...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-30-12, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,659
Posted By Thor29
I notice that you don't have one on a mountain...

I notice that you don't have one on a mountain bike, so maybe you don't know what you are talking about any more than the skeptics. The OP needs opinions from somebody who rides trails with a funky...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-20-12, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By Thor29
That's a really weird mix of parts. Sounds like...

That's a really weird mix of parts. Sounds like somebody was clearing out their parts bin.
The minimum would be to replace the rear shifter, cassette, and chain.
Mountain front derailleurs do...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-20-12, 12:32 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,986
Posted By Thor29
There are too many assumptions in this thread. ...

There are too many assumptions in this thread. What if you lost 5 lbs of muscle mass instead of fat? Or maybe just took a really large dump? So if you put aside the possible changes in fitness...
Forum: Touring 08-20-12, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Thor29
It was actually Sunnyvale, CA not San Francisco...

It was actually Sunnyvale, CA not San Francisco that just passed a bicyclist anti-harassment ordinance. For the geographically challenged, Sunnyvale is 40 miles south of SF, down there by San Jose.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-16-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By Thor29
The trick is to not get so complacent that you...

The trick is to not get so complacent that you stop looking for signs that someone is about to do something stupid. When I moved to California I started lane splitting on my motorcycle. At first it...
Forum: Touring 08-16-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,540
Posted By Thor29
The LHT is a great bike for those purposes, but a...

The LHT is a great bike for those purposes, but a cyclocross bike would be better. The LHT is kind of sluggish when it isn't loaded compared to a Surly CrossCheck or Salsa Vaya. I haven't ridden...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-15-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,887
Posted By Thor29
I run Maxxis Holy Roller 2.4 tires on my commuter...

I run Maxxis Holy Roller 2.4 tires on my commuter (Surly Troll). They roll fast but still have decent grip if I ever hit the dirt. I keep the pressure nice and low (under 40psi) for a little...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-15-12, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Thor29
Besides the horrible quality of department store...

Besides the horrible quality of department store bikes, the build quality and support is also crap. It is worth it to go to an actual bike shop where they will make sure you get the right sized bike...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-15-12, 11:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,435
Posted By Thor29
It's incredibly hard to assess risk, but...

It's incredibly hard to assess risk, but supposedly the health benefits of riding a bicycle will add more years to your life than the danger might take away. If that doesn't convince your fiancee,...
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