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Forum: Commuting 05-26-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By Aloe
Yep Yep. When I first started commuting I...

Yep Yep.

When I first started commuting I was concerned - but that was before I had rain gear. Now, however, the only reason I check the weather is to know what gear is best - never any doubt...
Forum: Commuting 05-25-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 841
Posted By Aloe
This year made me physically hate the month of...

This year made me physically hate the month of April; it was one long joke in the form of weather; Just barely above freezing, windy, and rainy. It definitely sucks for us commuters, and it's even...
Forum: Commuting 05-24-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 841
Posted By Aloe
Quick keys to success: Never leave the house...

Quick keys to success:

Never leave the house during the spring without rain-resistant/proof gear.

Remember that the percentages given by weather forecasters are just another way of saying "......
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-20-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By Aloe
Is that a Pelican case in the back? Those things...

Is that a Pelican case in the back? Those things are tits.
Forum: Commuting 05-20-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,319
Posted By Aloe
I recently bought these water-proof slipper...

I recently bought these water-proof slipper things from J&G for my shoes, and they work like a charm.
Forum: Commuting 05-20-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 410
Posted By Aloe
If you have drop-bars, just get lower and keep...

If you have drop-bars, just get lower and keep the head down. ez
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-10-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,868
Posted By Aloe
Only time I ever shaved my legs was during a...

Only time I ever shaved my legs was during a cross-country season about 5 years ago; I had such bad calf muscle knotting that I received deep tissue massages twice a month.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-03-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,159
Posted By Aloe
What? Will be getting a new tattoo...

What?



Will be getting a new tattoo soon, and it'll be somewhat related to this thread. I'll be sure to come back and post a picture.
Forum: Commuting 05-03-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Aloe
You can definitely generate more power with a...

You can definitely generate more power with a full leg cycle compare to that of a more bent leg.

I've seen some ridiculously high seats - to the extent that I wonder whether or not they have the...
Forum: Commuting 04-27-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,134
Posted By Aloe
I actually kind of prefer being side by side with...

I actually kind of prefer being side by side with a bus on a narrow street. It's basically a large rectangular shield, and they're usually fairly nice drivers and give good spacing. It's the...
Forum: Commuting 04-27-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By Aloe
Yeah, I always thought it was a just a fixed, low...

Yeah, I always thought it was a just a fixed, low gear ratio bicycle.
Forum: Commuting 04-26-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,134
Posted By Aloe
No more than usual for me. Actually, for a...

No more than usual for me.

Actually, for a while, people were being far too gracious with their spacing, and moving into the oncoming lane 3-4 feet; which I find odd because from my bars to the...
Forum: Commuting 04-21-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,768
Posted By Aloe
I've been using a light top jacket that I bought...

I've been using a light top jacket that I bought for about 25 bucks; The White Sierra Trabagon.

http://i.stpost.com/erez4/erez?src=ProductImages/1074E_04.tif&tmp=Medium&redirect=0
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-20-11, 07:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,579
Posted By Aloe
My old Simplex derailleur took a crap and wasn't...

My old Simplex derailleur took a crap and wasn't shifting properly, and I had no idea how to fix it, so I bought a hub, cog, and lock-ring, and threw it on.
Forum: Commuting 04-18-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 978
Posted By Aloe
Dog whistle, banana peels, turtle shells, chain...

Dog whistle, banana peels, turtle shells, chain oil, tacs...
Forum: Commuting 04-18-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 124,061
Posted By Aloe
Two flat tires in 1 week - one which made me 15...

Two flat tires in 1 week - one which made me 15 minutes late this morning.

I should probably check my tires before I go to bed, especially because this is the only time of year I really get any...
Forum: Commuting 04-15-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,949
Posted By Aloe
All i need are my mits; Rocksteady and Bebop. ...

All i need are my mits; Rocksteady and Bebop.

I used to carry mace as an 'oh sh.tter,' but now I'm relying on my utility blade and kryptonite steel cable.
Forum: Commuting 04-15-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,236
Posted By Aloe
Yeah, I suddenly want a drink.

Yeah, I suddenly want a drink.
Forum: Commuting 04-15-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By Aloe
Canyoneagle brought up a good point regarding...

Canyoneagle brought up a good point regarding wind resistant clothing. I cannot imagine doing my winter commute and runs without an outside layer of wind resistance; makes a world of difference.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By Aloe
And maybe a picture to go with it.

And maybe a picture to go with it.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Aloe
Cool beans. I've had that specific tire on the...

Cool beans. I've had that specific tire on the rim since about January, and it fits on the rim nice and snug.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Aloe
Quick Tire Question

I did a search with some keywords for a related topic, but I couldn't find a good one.

Last night, I checked the pressure of my tires - for the eff of it - and saw that they were a little under...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-12-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,128
Posted By Aloe
When I have the basket in the back, I usually...

When I have the basket in the back, I usually just put a janky radio in it and play that.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-12-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By Aloe
Yep. Womp womp. Hopefully it came with...

Yep.

Womp womp.

Hopefully it came with some brakes.
Forum: Commuting 04-12-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By Aloe
I dislike having to ride ninja on occasion...

I dislike having to ride ninja on occasion because work requires dark clothes. I try to make up for it with lights and reflective bags.
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