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03-18-09, 10:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,143
Posted By nkuvu

Ahh. The misandry continues. Women are perfect,...

Ahh. The misandry continues. Women are perfect, all hail the female.

I'm sorry I don't qualify for your standards. As you can clearly see from my posting history, everything I write is juvenile...
03-18-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,143
Posted By nkuvu

I have to say I'm disappointed in this whole...

I have to say I'm disappointed in this whole concept.

When I meet someone new, and they happen to be female, I don't make assumptions about their behavior. But assumptions about my behavior have...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,860
Posted By nkuvu

I toss my lock into the bag I have on the rear...

I toss my lock into the bag I have on the rear rack. I have an Arkel Tail Rider pack that carries the lock just fine. Not too long ago I saw a clever setup using hooks mounted to the rack to hold the...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,860
Posted By nkuvu

Depends on the area and the bike being locked....

Depends on the area and the bike being locked. Personally I'd rather spend $200 on a lock than have to replace my trike (Greenspeeds are not cheap), even if the crime rate in my area is pretty low....
Forum: Recumbent
03-14-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,524
Posted By nkuvu

I used Rain-X on my plastic motorcycle face...

I used Rain-X on my plastic motorcycle face shields, and it worked quite well.
03-10-09, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,783
Posted By nkuvu

I'm not a bicycle mechanic, nor do I play one on...

I'm not a bicycle mechanic, nor do I play one on TV. But you could run over to Park Tools (http://www.parktool.com) and see what they have to offer. Park is a pretty popular bike tool company, so I'd...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-09, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By nkuvu

I moved to AZ for the weather, the lack of...

I moved to AZ for the weather, the lack of daylight saving time is just icing on the cake.
03-04-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By nkuvu

On the motorcycle I used to have, there was a...

On the motorcycle I used to have, there was a brake fluid reservoir on the handlebars (this is not uncommon). The reservoir was not full, and had air in it. This is by design, just for the record....
02-27-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By nkuvu

I'd suspect the tire size has a lot to do with...

I'd suspect the tire size has a lot to do with it.

Another off-the-cuff theory is that the components of the road bike are higher quality, including a smoother finish -- so dirt doesn't stick as...
Forum: Foo
02-23-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By nkuvu

Note that if you blow out the dust from your...

Note that if you blow out the dust from your computer, do it outside.

The quantity of dust that can accumulate inside a case is pretty amazing.
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,678
Posted By nkuvu

My own learning experience. I was fairly new to...

My own learning experience. I was fairly new to riding the Greenspeed trike I have, and was having a lot of fun with high speed cornering. I got to one T-intersection of two multi-use paths, and...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By nkuvu

I was able to load my Greenspeed into a Toyota...

I was able to load my Greenspeed into a Toyota Echo, which I think is similarly sized to the Focus. Actually the hatchback would probably make it easier.

Note that the Greenspeed I have has a...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,211
Posted By nkuvu

I kept making excuses not to ride my Greenspeed...

I kept making excuses not to ride my Greenspeed to the store -- namely, I didn't want to risk it being stolen. Those things aren't cheap. So I got a low-end Trek hybrid, and have used that a few...
11-19-08, 04:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,929
Posted By nkuvu

Positive reinforcement helps with training the...

Positive reinforcement helps with training the dogs that outside is the place to go.

Personally, when walking my dogs, I'll watch as they go so I know when they're done (and to make sure...
11-13-08, 05:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,408
Posted By nkuvu

I can check a lot of the boxes on that list...

I can check a lot of the boxes on that list (well, I could if it had checkboxes, you know what I mean). I've read up on Asperger's a bit, and it all sounds very (very) familiar.

However I'm also...
Forum: Foo
10-23-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,358
Posted By nkuvu

I've never understood the OS zealotry I've seen...

I've never understood the OS zealotry I've seen so often.

I use Windows at work. I use Windows at home for games. I use OS X at home for general computer use. I would use a flavor of Unix if I...
10-10-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By nkuvu

Why do you think "Donít try to keep up with...

Why do you think "Donít try to keep up with faster descenders if youíre not comfortable descending" is dumb?

I speak from motorcycle experience, where I was trying to keep up with a faster rider....
10-10-08, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By nkuvu

This article was linked on ****** recently, and...

This article was linked on ****** recently, and figured there would already be a thread on the topic. Sure enough, search pulled up this thread from last year. Apologies for the resurrection.


I...
Forum: Southwest
09-10-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By nkuvu

For the record, I did actually get my trike at...

For the record, I did actually get my trike at Ajo Bikes. They were friendly enough, but I was hoping for something a bit closer. Given my normal work hours, the only day I can get there is on...
Forum: Foo
09-10-08, 11:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,580
Posted By nkuvu

I have the Solis Master 5000...

I have the Solis Master 5000 (http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.solis-espresso.shtml) (although the price on that page is far above what I paid for mine).

The combination of lack of consciousness in...
09-09-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,499
Posted By nkuvu

I still make excuses. Current excuses I make...

I still make excuses.

Current excuses I make not to ride to work:
1. It's eight and a half miles, and I'm not sure I'm ready for that (I ride longer on the bike path, but that's flat as opposed...
Forum: Foo
09-09-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,313
Posted By nkuvu

My favorite was when I was still in high school....

My favorite was when I was still in high school. My mom and I lived in a house next to a farm -- meaning that we were outside of city limits, and got almost no visitors of any sort.

Two religion...
Forum: Foo
09-08-08, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By nkuvu

...an Igor? I found that if I click on the...

...an Igor?

I found that if I click on the red star it shows that this means "paid member." From context I've determined that blue stars are moderators. So I'm guessing Igor is referring to the...
Forum: Southwest
09-08-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By nkuvu

Well I went into Arizona Cyclist last week...

Well I went into Arizona Cyclist last week (Thursday, I think). Seems like it's road-based. I looked at getting a spare set of tubes for my hybrid Trek, but none of the tubes were the right size. I...
Forum: Foo
09-04-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,815
Posted By nkuvu

I had a basket of laundry stolen from the car as...

I had a basket of laundry stolen from the car as I went back into the laundromat for the other basket.
09-03-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By nkuvu

The only reason I didn't discard the thought...

The only reason I didn't discard the thought immediately is because the Trek I have uses the same size tires.

But you're right. I'll make him walk next time.

It was worth a shot, in my opinion,...
09-03-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,194
Posted By nkuvu

Aside from pulling off the tire and using...

Aside from pulling off the tire and using calipers to measure the interior rim width...

Is there a standard rim width that corresponds to tire sizes? The chart on that page assumes that I know the...
09-03-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By nkuvu

I have both a tube and patch kit for my trike,...

I have both a tube and patch kit for my trike, but the 16 inch tubes are not something that would fit his 700x35C wheels. I should have been clearer in earlier post -- I'm considering carrying a tube...
09-03-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By nkuvu

Valve stem explodes

OK, so maybe the thread title is a little dramatic. Just amusing myself mid-week.

My friend and I went on a ride this morning, and on the way back his back tire lost all of its air. We both heard...
08-26-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,043
Posted By nkuvu

My personal goal is just to ride more regularly....

My personal goal is just to ride more regularly. I ride once, maybe twice a week.

So just going out at all is an accomplishment for me. And yeah, it's a little discouraging to look at threads like...
08-22-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By nkuvu

Thanks for the info, tsl. I took a quick look in...

Thanks for the info, tsl. I took a quick look in the cyclocross forum, but many of the threads were talking about the racing aspect of it, so got a bit confused.

I'll have to see what my options...
08-21-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By nkuvu

Would a Cyclocross bike be considered a hybrid? ...

Would a Cyclocross bike be considered a hybrid?

I'm not sure what makes a Cyclocross bike a Cyclocross.

Minor correction, I don't currently feel comfortable on roads on the trike. I just don't...
08-21-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By nkuvu

I've been thinking on this problem for several...

I've been thinking on this problem for several months now, and haven't reached a decision on how I'll be riding. So at this point I think it's just a matter of getting whatever kind of bike and Just...
08-21-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By nkuvu

Well in part it's due to not wanting to leave the...

Well in part it's due to not wanting to leave the trike unattended -- as mentioned, I'd hate to lose it.

Also in part, I don't feel like I'm visible on the street. Even with a flag, the trike is...
Forum: Southwest
08-21-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By nkuvu

Based on your definition, I'm north or central or...

Based on your definition, I'm north or central or east... I've had people refer to all three when I mention where I am.

Intersection of Swan and Grant isn't too far away. I drive by Miles Ahead on...
08-21-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By nkuvu

Based on the replies so far, it sounds like a...

Based on the replies so far, it sounds like a used mountain bike is the recommended approach.

This makes a certain amount of sense -- at first glance it seems like a mountain bike on the road...
08-21-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By nkuvu

Choosing a bike without a clue

I've seen many many threads on "which bike should I choose," generally including a few options. But most of the ones I see have a clear goal: "I want to commute" or "I ride mostly on the road, but...
Forum: Foo
08-21-08, 10:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,951
Posted By nkuvu

Nah, you just need a periscope. For my own...

Nah, you just need a periscope.

For my own part, I'm in an office -- but it's a shared office. It's quieter than a cubicle, at least.
Forum: Southwest
08-21-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By nkuvu

Recommended LBS in Tucson?

Inspired by another thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=436959), same question for Tucson.

I've wandered into a few, but none of them have jumped out as exceptional in regards to...
Forum: Recumbent
08-19-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,155
Posted By nkuvu

That depends on the trike and its center of...

That depends on the trike and its center of gravity. One of the things I really like about the Greenspeed is that the COG is pretty low -- much lower than another trike I tried (don't recall the...
08-18-08, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,529
Posted By nkuvu

My first bike I bought right out of high school,...

My first bike I bought right out of high school, on a credit card. I'll just make a long story short and say that I was not very financially savvy right out of high school. By the time I finally paid...
08-18-08, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By nkuvu

It's also probably obvious, but I'll state it...

It's also probably obvious, but I'll state it anyway.

If your LBS has a decent employee turnover, then it's unlikely that you'll be able to build any sort of relationship with them. Which would...
Forum: Recumbent
08-15-08, 11:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,155
Posted By nkuvu

I always wear a helmet while riding my recumbent....

I always wear a helmet while riding my recumbent. For me it's just a matter of comfort -- Tucson is warm, so I want the airflow that a helmet gives. But still want the visor to help with glare, so a...
08-08-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,487
Posted By nkuvu

Sunrise. It's one of the coolest parts of the...

Sunrise. It's one of the coolest parts of the day, and I can work it into my schedule and still not miss work.
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,183
Posted By nkuvu

I ride a rolling lawn chair. It doesn't surprise...

I ride a rolling lawn chair. It doesn't surprise me at all when people think I'm just puttering around.
08-08-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By nkuvu

I think that using the left arm to signal right...

I think that using the left arm to signal right turns is obvious is origin -- you can't signal a turn with your right arm while sitting on the left side of a car (and expect to have the signal seen)....
Forum: Foo
08-06-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By nkuvu

Or you could just skip the Dairy Queen step and...

Or you could just skip the Dairy Queen step and donate directly to the Children's Miracle Network... I suspect that they'll get more of the money that way, too.
08-06-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,478
Posted By nkuvu

Quick Google search later: ...

Quick Google search later:
http://www.dog-training.com/springer.htm

That may not be the only source for it (another thread here on the forum referenced paying a lot less for the device) but it...
Forum: Foo
08-06-08, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,040
Posted By nkuvu

Someone have a link to the McCain ad that this is...

Someone have a link to the McCain ad that this is a response to?
08-06-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,478
Posted By nkuvu

I've seen something similar -- but I saw someone...

I've seen something similar -- but I saw someone on rollerblades being towed by his dog in a harness.

And the spring thing mentioned earlier in the thread... I think that's a commercial...
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