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  1. Okay, the video promotes human-powered...

    Okay, the video promotes human-powered lawnmowers. That's fine for a flat lawn, but mine has a steep grade and is pretty lump due to prior poor maintenance.

    I'm often busy and don't want to spend...
  2. Is this guy still in business?...

    Is this guy still in business?
    http://www.ecofriend.com/entry/fossil-fuel-free-lawn-tidies-up-the-garden-with-a-true-eco-spirit/
  3. Lawn mowing service by bike in NE Portland?

    My new house in the Hollywood district of northeast Portland has a lawn, and my landlord wants it mowed frequently. I don't really want to buy a mower, but I don't want to hire a law service that...
  4. I got the Colonial Maple from Minwax. It cost...

    I got the Colonial Maple from Minwax. It cost less than $5 at the hardware store. I put on two coats a day apart, and then I put on two coats of polyurethane finish (since I already had a can). It...
  5. Grand Bois, thanks for mentioning the Colonial...

    Grand Bois, thanks for mentioning the Colonial Maple. I had considered that color, but thought it might be too red. But I may give it a try.
  6. Staining cork grips to match Brooks honey?

    I would like to stain some cork grips, with the goal of approximately matching a Brooks honey colored saddle.

    I was thinking of using a oil-based wood stain with a yellow/orange tone, perhaps...
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    Grand Bois, what color stain do you use on cork...

    Grand Bois, what color stain do you use on cork grips to match Brooks honey?
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    Wald baskets are cheaper and will blend in on...

    Wald baskets are cheaper and will blend in on campus.
    This one has nice wooden slats: http://www.amazon.com/Wald-Front-Woody-Basket-139WW/dp/B002XXSTG4
    This is cheaper and equally useful, without...
  9. Fuel cost is easy estimate, maintenance is a...

    Fuel cost is easy estimate, maintenance is a little tougher but doable if you keep good records. But don't forget the other usage-based costs: parking, parking and speeding tickets, the cost of...
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    There is a guy in Orange County who bought one of...

    There is a guy in Orange County who bought one of these bikes and posted photos. He sells used road bikes on Craigslist often (though I bought an old Schwinn from him), and has a blog about them, but...
  11. I have a Breezer Uptown (2009 model) which came...

    I have a Breezer Uptown (2009 model) which came with a ring lock. It is amazingly convenient. I still always carry a "mini" U-lock (held on top of the rear rack by the spring, which is also a very...
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    I had this exact same problem with my Breezer...

    I had this exact same problem with my Breezer Uptown 2009. The bottom bracket had loosened, causing a couple mm wide gap on the right which let the chainguard rattle and also made the shifting less...
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    Check out the info at...

    Check out the info at http://hubstripping.wordpress.com/alfine-shimano/
    Here's photos of disassembly: http://www.hubstripping.com/shimano-alfine/alfine-strip/index.html

    Alfine and Nexus hubs can...
  14. Thread: Unchained

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    KMC S10 stainless steel chain: currently $17.88...

    KMC S10 stainless steel chain: currently $17.88 with shipping
    http://www.amazon.com/KMC-S10-Bicycle-114L-Stainless/dp/B000C1YOQ8

    Looks nice. I think I'll have to get one of these next time I need...
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    Sticky: Breezer Uptown 8 - 2009 model

    I got this Breezer Uptown 8 from Orange 20, just after my daughter was born in July (2010). It was the pevious year's model, new but on sale. Full Fickr Set
    ...
  16. it was packed! I think our streets were busier...

    it was packed! I think our streets were busier than those in Bogota on the videos. We need to do this every month, and expand the length of the route to provide more space. There was an amazing...
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    1. How old are you? 29 2. How far is your...

    1. How old are you? 29

    2. How far is your commute to work? 3.5 miles (usually; rarely up to 11 miles)

    3. How many days a week do you commute? 5 days, occasionally also one weekend day. I miss...
  18. Even if you are sitting in a cafe or shop or...

    Even if you are sitting in a cafe or shop or park, looking at the bike, you need to at least lock the wheel. Put a cable or U-lock around the wheel, in the rear triangle, or use an "O-lock" (which...
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    1. I haven't use the iBert seat, but I've seen...

    1. I haven't use the iBert seat, but I've seen it. It attaches to the handlebars, so it would be easier to walk the bike with the smaller kid in the front seat. More weight on the handlebars / stem...
  20. Everyone go to CicLAvia, tomorrow, 10/10/10 from 10 am to 3 pm!

    We're taking the Blue Line from Long Beach to CicLAvia. I'm buying a kid trailer so we can take our two kids with the bikes as well.

    Everyone who can go tomorrow should go; if this event is a big...
  21. Do you have rechargeable AAs? Many AA rechargers...

    Do you have rechargeable AAs? Many AA rechargers also have a slot for AAAs; mine does, and it's a cheap Rayovac.

    I agree that it is a pain to have two types of batteries on one bike, but the...
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    If possible, I like to have both a steady rear...

    If possible, I like to have both a steady rear light and a blinking/flashing taillight. On my main bike the steady light is powered by the hub dynamo, but I also have a blinker. Most bikes here use...
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    I've ridden the LA River to 110 stretch a dozen...

    I've ridden the LA River to 110 stretch a dozen times, commuting to Harbor-UCLA hospital. I felt 223 / Wardlow was a better route, compared to Sepulveda / Willow, in this area. PCH looked terrible; I...
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    I would like to note that many of the...

    I would like to note that many of the North-American bikes mentioned above have different geometries, compared to bikes sold in the Netherlands and other European countries. Bikes sold here often...
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    Sure, you can get a working, used 3-speed for...

    Sure, you can get a working, used 3-speed for $150 at a cheaper bike shop or on Craigslist / Ebay, but if you are new to bikes you might not know if it was in good shape. Cheaper used bikes at garage...
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