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03-20-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,199
Posted By beebe

Bike-specific: Lezyne. Their quality meets or...

Bike-specific: Lezyne. Their quality meets or exceeds that of Park Tool. It's not that I'm saying Park Tool is bad, as I have plenty of things from them that I love, but Lezyne's usually better (and...
03-20-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By beebe

Gore Ride on Removal

I currently have Gore Ride On, fully sealed cables on my bike. I need to take my right Sram brifter off of my bike for some repair work. Is there a way I can get the rear brake cable off without...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,775
Posted By beebe

I use paraffin, with the crockpot method. I don't...

I use paraffin, with the crockpot method. I don't know if it makes my chains last longer, but it does make sure I don't get oil on my pants. Considering that my two chains have about 2-3k miles and...
09-28-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By beebe

It's both. People are breaking the law, but I...

It's both. People are breaking the law, but I don't believe that most of them realize it. The proposed solution of having street markings indicating where bicycles should be traveling sounds good to...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-12, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By beebe

They might recommend trying a shorter or higher...

They might recommend trying a shorter or higher stem. It'll probably depend on the height relationship between your saddle and handlebars and reach. Usually sore shoulders means the bars are too low...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By beebe

You may wish to do some research on...

You may wish to do some research on randonneuring. Depending on whether or not you know exactly where you want to go, you might be able to make yourself a cue sheet and stick it on top of a handlebar...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-12, 08:29 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 57,463
Posted By beebe

Obviously buying a used bike is cheaper than...

Obviously buying a used bike is cheaper than buying new. Your argument is not compelling in the least.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,119
Posted By beebe

I find my Bern Brentwood to be reasonably cool....

I find my Bern Brentwood to be reasonably cool. Hotter than wearing nothing, cooler than my wool cycling cap. I am, however, used to working in ridiculously hot temperatures, and there are probably...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,606
Posted By beebe

The linked article was objective and...

The linked article was objective and well-written. Though the title does seem to imply that the article is going to be bashing cyclists, it instead offers a pretty accurate account of the situation....
Forum: Commuting
07-12-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,489
Posted By beebe

I have worked with tons of people who have these...

I have worked with tons of people who have these exact reasons to bike, yet do not. The exception is usually people who are not allowed to have licenses, and given the chance, they would choose to...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,044
Posted By beebe

Good luck.

Good luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,808
Posted By beebe

Speedy recovery OP. I hope you get well soon to...

Speedy recovery OP. I hope you get well soon to enjoy the new bike.

I have a semi-related question that this thread prompted. Is it possible in cases like these, after settling things with the...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-12, 01:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,578
Posted By beebe

Racks and panniers are to some extent a 'you get...

Racks and panniers are to some extent a 'you get what you pay' for type of deal, but some good, cheap solutions exist. Be aware that if you get panniers, many of them will have a hook or bungee near...
06-26-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,348
Posted By beebe

Yeah, that will prevent him from driving. So,...

Yeah, that will prevent him from driving. So, should we lock him up indefinitely or will 5 years be enough to make him not drive when he gets out? 10 years? I don't see why an increase is any more...
06-26-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,348
Posted By beebe

That was a typo. It was meant to read "families...

That was a typo. It was meant to read "families of victims" instead of "victims". Although, in a sense, they are also victims of the act.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,954,416
Posted By beebe

Dear previous poster, Wow. Sincerely, ...

Dear previous poster,

Wow.

Sincerely,
Nick
06-25-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 208,712
Posted By beebe

Good reason. This is often the most important...

Good reason. This is often the most important motivator for myself to do things I should've already been doing for myself.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,680
Posted By beebe

You may wish to consider Carradice style bags....

You may wish to consider Carradice style bags. You may also wish to consider whether getting a car rack is going to be worth it in the long run. I personally hate putting bikes into cars and risking...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,539
Posted By beebe

Sorry OP.

Sorry OP.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 31,574
Posted By beebe

Bianchi 1 Bontrager R 1 Bontrager RL 5 ...

Bianchi 1
Bontrager R 1
Bontrager RL 5
Bontrager RXL 2
Brooks B17 27
B17 Imperial 1
Brooks B17 Champion 1
Brooks B17N 1
Brooks B67 1
Brooks Colt 1
06-25-12, 01:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,348
Posted By beebe

You have completely failed to grasp what others...

You have completely failed to grasp what others in this thread are saying. It's not about punishment or vengeance and anything like that. It's not as simple as increasing penalties if things aren't...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,042
Posted By beebe

I don't have any of the components you've listed,...

I don't have any of the components you've listed, but I also have never heard any complaints about those components from LHT owners, either. Good luck on your decision.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-12, 04:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,042
Posted By beebe

The OP is looking at mountain components, except...

The OP is looking at mountain components, except for the Sora FD on the Surly. Yeah, Sora is lame, but I can't see it being a big issue on the front, and FD's are pretty cheap to replace if you run...
06-24-12, 04:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,348
Posted By beebe

Go back and read the next line after the quote:...

Go back and read the next line after the quote: "It's over, justice was served," said Dave Nelson, Ashley Nelson's husband, who witnessed the crash that left his then-fiance unconscious and...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,539
Posted By beebe

It does not. Every other contributing factor is...

It does not. Every other contributing factor is so much greater, that considering the ride characteristics of a frame material is silly. When the Apollo 12 astronauts smuggled a camera on board the...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-12, 12:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,539
Posted By beebe

I don't think that anyone is trying to make the...

I don't think that anyone is trying to make the case that frame material makes no contribution whatsoever to the way a bike rides. What I am saying is that compared to the rest of the system, the...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,587
Posted By beebe

Your bike looks hella sweet. For the front...

Your bike looks hella sweet.

For the front you could use a Gino light mount, available here...
06-21-12, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By beebe

Thank you. That was very interesting.

Thank you. That was very interesting.
06-21-12, 11:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,957
Posted By beebe

Why not ask a friend or family member with a...

Why not ask a friend or family member with a vehicle to help you paint in exchange for beer and pizza?
Forum: Commuting
06-21-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,044
Posted By beebe

I ride a Serfas Tegu. The top is a slick...

I ride a Serfas Tegu. The top is a slick pleathery material. My butt can slide around on it pretty easy, and I have no issues with garment wear doing about 1000 miles every 6 months. My WTB Rocket is...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-12, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,539
Posted By beebe

Why are people still spreading the myth that...

Why are people still spreading the myth that frame material has a serious effect on ride quality?

OP: I thought the Flite 100 was CrMo? I don't have any experience with Civilian bikes, but it...
06-21-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,348
Posted By beebe

Where can we find someone like that? ...

Where can we find someone like that?



I'll admit, I missed the part where he had priors and that his license was already suspended. Yeah, he probably should get something harsher. The law...
06-20-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,348
Posted By beebe

+1 Three years of your life gone is a lot....

+1 Three years of your life gone is a lot. There's no reason to lock him away for some obscene amount of time (on my tax dollar) and not let him try to reintegrate into society. If he is picked up...
06-19-12, 11:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,957
Posted By beebe

For me, it is the opposite. I'm more in love...

For me, it is the opposite.

I'm more in love because I don't just ride for fun. Often, I'll leave the house grouchy because I'm on the way to somewhere I don't want to be. When the ride inevitably...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 478
Posted By beebe

You can't throw a carbon frame in a bike shop...

You can't throw a carbon frame in a bike shop without hitting a 9-10 speed rear derailleur.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By beebe

Rack closest to the eyelet? I would be careful to...

Rack closest to the eyelet? I would be careful to keep the torque arm on the longer bolts short. The weight of the fenders, however, won't cause any problems.
06-14-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By beebe

I've tried Sram cork, Fizik, and Cinelli cork....

I've tried Sram cork, Fizik, and Cinelli cork. Cinelli's my favorite so far, with Sram in a close second and Fizik in a distant third. Sram may be slightly more durable than the Cinelli, but it's too...
06-14-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By beebe

It's that big underground brake pad market.

It's that big underground brake pad market.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,400
Posted By beebe

This is misleading. There is a big difference...

This is misleading. There is a big difference between a messenger bag and carrying a backpack by one strap.
06-14-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By beebe

The saying should go, "You are what you...

The saying should go, "You are what you habitually eat."
06-14-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,457
Posted By beebe

I like the idea of diving, but can't spend enough...

I like the idea of diving, but can't spend enough time looking to ever find anything worthwhile. Usually the time I would spend could be used more profitably elsewhere, but I try to keep my eyes open.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,400
Posted By beebe

There are a number of messenger vs. backpack "no...

There are a number of messenger vs. backpack "no U!!!" threads around. There are also companies who make water-proof/resistant backpacks, if that would be more suited to the type of load you are...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By beebe

The Ridgeback looks like a perfectly suitable...

The Ridgeback looks like a perfectly suitable bike. The bang-for-buck on it looks about average. I haven't ridden one so I can't comment on the frame. The components should get you where you need to...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By beebe

+1 There's nothing wrong with getting a...

+1

There's nothing wrong with getting a nicer bike, of whichever type you choose, but I would check out the racks at your prospective schools to see what the bike parking looks like. It would suck...
06-08-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,262
Posted By beebe

I claim that the assertion "... the average...

I claim that the assertion "... the average annual cost to operate a bicycle is $398, versus $8,220 for the average car." is blatantly false, and asserting it is in any way true is incredibly...
06-07-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By beebe

Sorry to bump such an old thread. I had until...

Sorry to bump such an old thread. I had until recently Fleas front and back. The front was great all the way up until it was stolen three days ago. The rear petered out about a month and a half ago....
Forum: Commuting
05-22-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By beebe

I have big feet, I'm 6'1"-6'2", with full size...

I have big feet, I'm 6'1"-6'2", with full size panniers on an axiom rack. As long as my panniers, Axiom Stormfronts and Arkel Bug are near the back of the rack, I have no issues with heel strike....
Forum: Commuting
04-08-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By beebe

Make sure it's big enough. You can fix other...

Make sure it's big enough. You can fix other things that may be wrong with the bike, but if the size isn't right, there is no fix.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-12, 11:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,253
Posted By beebe

There's no right pick, it's pretty subjective...

There's no right pick, it's pretty subjective between those two. I did pick the Cross Check when I was buying, but I also got a nice set of wheels and a Sram drivetrain in the deal, too. If I was...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By beebe

Retroshift is coming out with v-brake leavers...

Retroshift is coming out with v-brake leavers some time this spring. It's not technically brifters, but an option to keep in mind. Good luck on your build.
(http://retroshift.com/)
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