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03-31-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,439
Posted By gosmsgo

I reckon many of the people in north korea...

I reckon many of the people in north korea actually have more money than most americans.

Most people I know in america have a couple of car loans and a negative net worth.
03-19-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,568
Posted By gosmsgo

I agree. I would bet that the % of...

I agree.

I would bet that the % of bicyclists who stop at stop signs at about 3%. I would bet that the % of motorists is much higher.

The % of motorists who blow a stop sign without even...
03-08-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By gosmsgo

Actually I suspect the laws could be interpreted...

Actually I suspect the laws could be interpreted that way. If I was an officer I would pull you over and ask you to remove the headlamps from the back of your bicycle.

Why would you want to...
03-08-09, 10:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,015
Posted By gosmsgo

When I take the lane "screw them" is really the...

When I take the lane "screw them" is really the last thing I'm thinking. I'm thinking that *I know* that the lane is too narrow to share but a motorist might not and try to squeeze past. When...
03-08-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,015
Posted By gosmsgo

I *hate* that attitude. Ever heard of the 4...

I *hate* that attitude. Ever heard of the 4 second rule? If a cat was sitting in the lane I would not hit it let alone a cyclist.

Learn how to drive. EVERYONE, including many cyclists have this...
03-08-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,015
Posted By gosmsgo

It has nothing to do with knowing the law. It...

It has nothing to do with knowing the law. It has to do with physics.
03-08-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,015
Posted By gosmsgo

I've probably ridden about 1,000 miles on the...

I've probably ridden about 1,000 miles on the shoulder of large 4 lane divided highways. The research shows that its actually quite safe. I feel safer than I do on any MUP. The shoulders are...
03-07-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,422
Posted By gosmsgo

In Missouri they passed that law a few years ago...

In Missouri they passed that law a few years ago and put up signs all along every major roadway. I have seen a HUGE decrease in people passing right by an emergency vehicle. In fact I have not seen...
03-07-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By gosmsgo

This does not happen to me because I take the...

This does not happen to me because I take the lane at every intersection.

A fire truck would be hard pressed to turn right from the left lane to right hook you.
03-02-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,036
Posted By gosmsgo

His experiences are so far beyond the norm that I...

His experiences are so far beyond the norm that I quit arguing with him. I figured he did not have adequate information to make an informed statement.

Regardless, this was a great report.
03-02-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,036
Posted By gosmsgo

I'm just going to ignore you as to not make this...

I'm just going to ignore you as to not make this a vc argument.
03-02-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,036
Posted By gosmsgo

I doubt you have much experience with proper lane...

I doubt you have much experience with proper lane positioning then.
03-02-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,036
Posted By gosmsgo

I've never had that happen. Part of the problem...

I've never had that happen. Part of the problem in his video is a reluctance for the motorist to cross the dotted line. Once a motorist realizes that they are forced to cross the line they...
03-02-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,036
Posted By gosmsgo

None of those people would have passed me that...

None of those people would have passed me that closely because I would have been about 4 feet further to the left.
03-01-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By gosmsgo

They have not tricked me. I do not own one. ...

They have not tricked me.

I do not own one. I do rent one on occasion for a whopping 15 dollars per day.
03-01-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,240
Posted By gosmsgo

Not "transportation accidents" Automobile...

Not "transportation accidents" Automobile accidents.

If the roles were reversed and 99% of trips made within cities were done so by bike/ped's and 1% by cars the roads would be very safe indeed. ...
03-01-09, 02:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,396
Posted By gosmsgo

I wonder if I shot someone with my gun but passed...

I wonder if I shot someone with my gun but passed an alcohol and drug test if it would only be a misdemeanor?

I could just say that I lost my concentration for a second, right?
03-01-09, 02:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,240
Posted By gosmsgo

I do not care enough to follow this story but I...

I do not care enough to follow this story but I bet that the comment section of the newspaper will be FULL of people criticizing her for transporting her kids outside of a car. Most people are too...
03-01-09, 12:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,014
Posted By gosmsgo

I'm sure she changes doctors every time one of...

I'm sure she changes doctors every time one of them points out that she is obese. "HOW DARE YOU!!!"

I heard President Bush himself point out the connection between foreign oil and terrorism...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-09, 11:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,167
Posted By gosmsgo

Joey, It sounds pretty unanimous.

Joey,

It sounds pretty unanimous.
02-28-09, 11:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By gosmsgo

According to that MOST americans do not own a...

According to that MOST americans do not own a car.

I'm the ONLY adult, non drug addict/homeless, person I know without a car.
Forum: Commuting
02-28-09, 11:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,167
Posted By gosmsgo

No, I would guess they hate you. Maybe I...

No, I would guess they hate you.

Maybe I should rent a billboard in New Orleans and suggest that people just gear their hatred towards you in particular.

MR. "20+ mph commuter"
Forum: Commuting
02-28-09, 10:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,167
Posted By gosmsgo

When there are are so few bicyclists on the road...

When there are are so few bicyclists on the road (1% nationally) and a good portion of them ride like Joey it does not take long for the average motorist to think we are all *******s like joey.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,167
Posted By gosmsgo

Joey is still douching it up I see. Why are...

Joey is still douching it up I see.

Why are morons so attracted to New Orleans?

Seriously Joey, Why do you live there? You make it sound as if "everyone is drunk" or "if I stop at a red...
02-28-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,784
Posted By gosmsgo

If its a threadless headset than tighten the...

If its a threadless headset than tighten the allen bolt that is right on the top of the headtube.
02-28-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,784
Posted By gosmsgo

my guess is that the headset is loose.

my guess is that the headset is loose.
02-28-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By gosmsgo

A friend of mine has a bike that she calls a...

A friend of mine has a bike that she calls a "moombo" or something. ITs a frame that is similar to the xtracycle but it looks like a better design to me.

You can just stick the other bikes wheel...
Forum: Touring
02-27-09, 11:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

I have forgotten my chainring and cog size so if...

I have forgotten my chainring and cog size so if anyone is curious, ask and I will count them.

I set it up to where I can go 4.5 mph to about 29 mph with a good decent cadence.....say 85-95...
02-27-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By gosmsgo

Thanks but Evanston is 30 miles away and that...

Thanks but Evanston is 30 miles away and that still does not resolve the fact that its damn near impossible to bicycle in Schaumburg itself.

I live car free so living that far away is not helpful....
Forum: Touring
02-27-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By gosmsgo

I have the ortlieb and I also have the double...

I have the ortlieb and I also have the double stem or whatever because of my trekking bars.

I had a heck of a time keeping the bracket from sliding down. After a couple of miles my bag would be...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,614
Posted By gosmsgo

Actually the XEN being a rounder and deeper...

Actually the XEN being a rounder and deeper helmet than most does fare especially well in the eyes of some experts since it has more coverage and is less likely to get "caught" on the pavement like a...
Forum: Touring
02-26-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

Unfortunately some of this boils down to money as...

Unfortunately some of this boils down to money as well.

For some of us it might take a year to save up enough money to buy a rohloff. Some on here might have 15,000 a month of DISPOSABLE income. ...
Forum: Touring
02-25-09, 09:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

Braking is not a problem and I just have regular...

Braking is not a problem and I just have regular old mechanical disc brakes. Spoke breakage was a problem with the stock wheels though!

One lesson learned - if you get off your bike on a downhill...
Forum: Touring
02-25-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

I also find it hard to believe that you can go...

I also find it hard to believe that you can go 3-6 months without having to adjust your drivetrain. How much do you ride?

Why is it that everyone I ride with has ghost shifting and all types of...
Forum: Touring
02-25-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

Friend, now that is a bit of a stretch. If I...

Friend, now that is a bit of a stretch. If I were to go across country I would change the oil before I left and you would be fine. Even if you went 10,000 miles I'm sure it would be fine.

BTW -...
Forum: Touring
02-25-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

I said that several times. My gearing would seem...

I said that several times. My gearing would seem to be *dialed in* and then I would hook up a trailer and its snap, crackle and pop all the way up a hill.

I dont do normal stuff with a bicycle. ...
Forum: Touring
02-25-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

And you never have any ghost shifting or skipping...

And you never have any ghost shifting or skipping after the first couple hundred miles? Never had a shifter break?

Maybe I just had incredibly bad luck? Ever pull about 300 pounds of trailer?
Forum: Touring
02-25-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

The timex vs rolex argument is completely off...

The timex vs rolex argument is completely off base. First, timex watches are reliable and do not need constant adjustment.

A derailleur system is more like a grandfather clock that needs to be...
Forum: Touring
02-25-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

How often do you adjust your derailleur and what...

How often do you adjust your derailleur and what is the heaviest load you have pulled with it?
Forum: Touring
02-24-09, 11:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

Everyone recognizes that derailleur systems work...

Everyone recognizes that derailleur systems work well when their nearly constant adjustment is up to date.

The posters, and my comments, point out that the rohloff NEVER needs adjustment. Some...
02-24-09, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By gosmsgo

No we do not all know that. Its really...

No we do not all know that.

Its really stupid to pass a motorist on the right when they can legally turn right from their lane. The OP should take this as a lesson learned and take some sort of...
Forum: Touring
02-24-09, 10:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

Thats just it. I do not want to adjust my...

Thats just it. I do not want to adjust my shifting. I just want my bike to work when I ride it which is every single day.

The last poster makes a point. Put some real stress on your derailleur...
02-23-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By gosmsgo

I've been here since Sunday afternoon and I have...

I've been here since Sunday afternoon and I have seen one bicycle. The rider looked poor, confused and scared.

The city, despite its ridiculous roads and even worse side paths, has ensured that...
Forum: Touring
02-23-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

I'm done with derailluer systems. They were a...

I'm done with derailluer systems. They were a constant source of failure and disapointment. I hate tinkering with and adjusting **** constantly. You have to adjust them every few hundred miles to...
Forum: Touring
02-23-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,037
Posted By gosmsgo

wow - Do not listen to this guy. A...

wow -

Do not listen to this guy.

A rohloff never, ever, ever needs adjusting because the cables are in a "pull/pull" set up so even when they stretch it does not matter.

I would never,...
02-22-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,788
Posted By gosmsgo

FWIW - I am a car free bike commuter and...

FWIW -

I am a car free bike commuter and until a couple of weeks ago I had a human powered - zero emissions lawn service. I also moved car free a couple of years ago.

I have two burley...
02-22-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By gosmsgo

Schaumburg....bike friendly??

My wife has an interview in Schaumburg so I'm along to take a look at the city.

I was FLOORED when I saw sidepaths as I entered the city and not surprised at all when I saw they are covered in 8"...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,075
Posted By gosmsgo

Not what you were asking but if your not a weight...

Not what you were asking but if your not a weight weiner I would go with the marathon PLUS tires.

I have 4700 flat free miles so far.

The tread still looks decent and I'll be surprised if they...
02-18-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,604
Posted By gosmsgo

: ) Well you might as well pick up...

: )


Well you might as well pick up smoking. Life is short.
02-18-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,604
Posted By gosmsgo

I dont recall. Yours was probably worse than...

I dont recall. Yours was probably worse than mine. Like I say mine was osteopenia (sp) which is a very mild form of bone loss. Still very odd for someone my age and gender.

Mine was corrected...
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