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06-25-13, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,919
Posted By EAA

I've never used a chain checking tool, but just...

I've never used a chain checking tool, but just checked out Park's tool on their website - it does look really easy to use. Still, since the chain pitch is an even 1/2 inch, using a ruler is really...
06-05-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,855
Posted By EAA

To me it sounds like she was saying: don't just...

To me it sounds like she was saying: don't just hide in your basement cause you might get hurt
Forum: Commuting
06-04-13, 05:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,772
Posted By EAA

I haven't used the torx variety, but allen head...

I haven't used the torx variety, but allen head security screws with that central pin are not really very secure in my experience. If we didn't have the right key with us a few light taps on the pin...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By EAA

I didn't see anything wrong with the original...

I didn't see anything wrong with the original post.

My commute seems pretty good to me - nice distance (5 miles), a variety of routes available, and I can take the long way either way if I want...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By EAA

I don't have any other city insight, but I would...

I don't have any other city insight, but I would definitely confirm your impression of Milwaukee - pretty good network of trails and parkways, regular streets are easy to use once you know your way...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,163
Posted By EAA

Up at 0335 Get dressed, breakfast, gather lunch...

Up at 0335
Get dressed, breakfast, gather lunch and etc and hit the road 0410-0420
About 20-25 minutes on the road, time for a quick coffee and...
Start work at 0500
Forum: Commuting
04-23-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By EAA

I've found that the majority of flats I get are...

I've found that the majority of flats I get are on the back tire, also that the back tire wears much faster. I've also found that once it starts going, it goes fast - by that I mean that the first...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,336
Posted By EAA

I've only had one similar blowout, it happened...

I've only had one similar blowout, it happened after inflating the tire in the basement to the psi on the sidewall, and then leaving it outside in the sun. The explosion came about 30 - 45 minutes...
04-17-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By EAA

All I have to add is, this headset has worked...

All I have to add is, this headset has worked fine since I installed it. Regarding the height, I don't know what was originally on my bike, I just had the frame and fork, and the CX fit. Regarding...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,665
Posted By EAA

Just a guess, but based on the op's Chicago...

Just a guess, but based on the op's Chicago location and Nokiian winter tires, maybe he doesn't want suspension to make fender mounting easier?
Forum: Commuting
10-12-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,789
Posted By EAA

I have a pair of thin clamp-on style ear muffs, I...

I have a pair of thin clamp-on style ear muffs, I think the brand name is "Ear Grips". They are thin enough to fit under my helmet and work well to keep my ears warm.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-12, 02:07 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,941
Posted By EAA

Their incentive is to make you believe their...

Their incentive is to make you believe their product lasts longer than their competitor's products.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-12, 02:03 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,941
Posted By EAA

As I understand it, WD40 is largely kerosene or...

As I understand it, WD40 is largely kerosene or something very similar - it might be good for some applications like displacing water but probably not a very suitable lube for bike chains.
Forum: Foo
07-09-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By EAA

You are correct, that was a vague statement on my...

You are correct, that was a vague statement on my part - the Vostok watches I have are not automatics (also sometimes called self-winding). I believe Vostok did make some watches with an automatic...
Forum: Foo
07-07-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By EAA

My everyday watch is a Vostok "Komandirskie" (may...

My everyday watch is a Vostok "Komandirskie" (may be spelled wrong). It's a nice watch though not fancy, mechanical movement, meaning it needs to be wound daily, has date function. My only problem...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-12, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,237
Posted By EAA

Every angle grinder I've used was deafeningly...

Every angle grinder I've used was deafeningly loud, which doesn't seem ideal for a tool used to steal a bike in a public place. They would be very effective against almost any lock/chain/cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,062
Posted By EAA

To me as a layman, the symptoms of water...

To me as a layman, the symptoms of water intoxication don't seem that different from those of dehydration or heat exhaustion, how would a victim or responder distinguish? I have almost never...
06-26-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By EAA

I said that stuff about lawsuit paranoia in...

I said that stuff about lawsuit paranoia in regards to the United States, I guess maybe it's that way in Canada as well?
06-26-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By EAA

Interesting point, and I guess that's possible...

Interesting point, and I guess that's possible but I think not too likely since all of the (minor) damage and injury was to my wife and her bike. Also I think the facts would vindicate us in the...
06-25-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,329
Posted By EAA

I haven't made cone wrenches (yet) but have made...

I haven't made cone wrenches (yet) but have made headset wrenches, also some freewheel tools and bb cup pin wrench. I used 1/8" stainless steel, laid out the shape I wanted, and cut and filed to...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By EAA

That's a fairly busy intersection, but doesn't...

That's a fairly busy intersection, but doesn't seem more dangerous than most. I hope they are alright.
06-23-12, 11:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,459
Posted By EAA

Conan the Barbarian? Willie the Pimp? Andre the...

Conan the Barbarian? Willie the Pimp? Andre the Giant? I guess I don't really know what you mean.
06-23-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,459
Posted By EAA

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06-23-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,001
Posted By EAA

Also in the 50s / 60s right? There are guys...

Also in the 50s / 60s right? There are guys trying to sell those for a small fortune around here these days.
06-23-12, 11:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,459
Posted By EAA

To me three years doesn't seem like much. I'd...

To me three years doesn't seem like much. I'd say the sentence should be similar to that of unpremeditated attempted murder. I don't know how long that is but I'll bet it's more than three years,...
06-23-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By EAA

The other rider was more or less on the fog line....

The other rider was more or less on the fog line. I thought we had enough room, but apparently I was wrong.
06-23-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By EAA

Yes, I try to also, to the extent I can. ...

Yes, I try to also, to the extent I can.



It seems to me that when passing, if there's enough space, it would be better to get going and get past as quick as safely possible rather than...
06-23-12, 10:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By EAA

In this case I don't think she heard us at all,...

In this case I don't think she heard us at all, or at least it didn't register as someone passing her. And I'm glad it wasn't a car, she could easily have been killed. In the second part, I should...
06-23-12, 10:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By EAA

First part - yeah, maybe it's best to wait till...

First part - yeah, maybe it's best to wait till you are absolutely *SURE* the passee knows you are there and what you are doing. On the other hand, it might take an awful long time to go anywhere,...
06-23-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By EAA

That makes sense, I'm going to try some other...

That makes sense, I'm going to try some other phrase. Or something else entirely - it seems like half the bikes, joggers, dog walkers etc I encounter can't hear anything because they have an Ipod or...
06-23-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By EAA

I agree with all of this. I think we allowed...

I agree with all of this. I think we allowed plenty of space, at least 3 feet probably more like 6. I think more experience would have helped my wife avoid the crash, but she needs to ride to get...
06-23-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By EAA

I may not have made it totally clear, but the...

I may not have made it totally clear, but the other rider wasn't part of our group. We were a little behind the rest of our group, not too far though as some noticed the crash right away and came...
06-23-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By EAA

I agree, though I think they were going really...

I agree, though I think they were going really slow anyhow. I was a little ways behind her and I didn't see the path entrance before they turned either, even though we were also going quite slowly. ...
06-23-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By EAA

I've heard that before too, in this case they...

I've heard that before too, in this case they were planning to turn anyhow so not sure that had any cause/effect relationship. What do you think is a better way of warning before passing?


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06-23-12, 06:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By EAA

Bike vs Bike crash - fault and prevention?

We went out for a group ride this morning, more of a social medium speed ride, on some two lane, sort of rural/lake country roads. I'm a pretty experience rider, my wife much less so but not...
06-23-12, 05:41 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,499
Posted By EAA

This discussion started out interesting but wow!...

This discussion started out interesting but wow! did it go off the rails!!! I kick myself for skimming through the rest of it when I could have been doing almost anything else.

Q: Why are...
06-23-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,499
Posted By EAA

When I was driving a big truck, a guy passed me...

When I was driving a big truck, a guy passed me in a *car* on the sidewalk in Brooklyn. That blew my mind. That was about 20 years ago, don't know if things changed but to me as a visitor then it...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,466
Posted By EAA

"Verry interesting, but schtupid!" Is that the...

"Verry interesting, but schtupid!" Is that the right guy? I don't remember the bike connection though.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-12, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By EAA

Is your job, or your commute, new to you? If so...

Is your job, or your commute, new to you? If so things may get better with time, even though being tired and going slow is frustrating - I know I don't like it either but it happens to me sometimes...
06-23-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,722
Posted By EAA

I just read through this whole discussion and...

I just read through this whole discussion and found it really interesting, both as a biker and a former trucker (about 10 yrs total, 6 yrs OTR). I think the original post was very reasonable and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,013
Posted By EAA

This past winter I came across a can in the road...

This past winter I came across a can in the road and thouhgt,just for fun, I would run it over. So I sped up, "pounced" on it, only to find out it was full, and frozen! Almost went down, but not...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-12, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By EAA

Here's a few random comments on your...

Here's a few random comments on your plans...overall you seem to have it pretty well thought out. I haven't ridden 6th St between downtown and Lincoln, but from driving I think 1st/Water is a better...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By EAA

What new tires are like my old tires?

I have been using Michelin Transworld City tires, 26 x 1.50, for several years and really like them. I got about 6000 miles out of the first set, probably have about 4000 on the ones I have now, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,562
Posted By EAA

So, the other kids were better skaters? At least...

So, the other kids were better skaters? At least that's how it seemed to work in Minnesota.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,761
Posted By EAA

I weighed my ~ 14 year old steel mtb a few years...

I weighed my ~ 14 year old steel mtb a few years ago on the big in-floor scale (it only displayed in 2 lb steps so not sure about accuracy but should be pretty close) at work and it came in at 42...
02-18-12, 01:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,248
Posted By EAA

I started taping my bars from the stem down...

I started taping my bars from the stem down because the finishing tape would get kind of gooey, especially on hot days, and haven't had any problems with it loosening or peeling up. I use the...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 100,664
Posted By EAA

Snow, 16 F, wind N 18 gusting to 29mph, about...

Snow, 16 F, wind N 18 gusting to 29mph, about 3-4inches snow blowing and drifting. Most uncomfortable commute of the year so far.
01-29-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By EAA

I usually wear a CCM hockey helmet in the winter...

I usually wear a CCM hockey helmet in the winter - much warmer than a typical bike helmet. If it's really cold I add a pair of clamp on Ear Grip type ear muffs - they fit under the helmet pretty...
09-06-11, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,826
Posted By EAA

First, thanks for the replies! My description...

First, thanks for the replies! My description wasn't very detailed as I was about to leave for work, but it sounds like you guys have about the same take on it as me. I don't have time to get a...
09-06-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,826
Posted By EAA

Gresham Flyer - what to do?

It's an English 3 speed, probably from the 50s, very dirty and beat up. I picked this up quite a while ago, basically for nothing, with the idea of either cleaning / fixing it up and using it, or...
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