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07-26-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By Commando303

Fortunately, as the wiring broke, I was able to...

Fortunately, as the wiring broke, I was able to salvage the connectors.
07-21-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By Commando303

Thanks, that's very nice of you. I've sent a P.M....

Thanks, that's very nice of you. I've sent a P.M. to you.
07-21-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By Commando303

The headlight-to-taillight wire I had broke, thus...

The headlight-to-taillight wire I had broke, thus I am looking to replace/re-wire it. I can't tell what gauge the original was, but it appears as if the insulation may read, "24 A.W.G." (tough to...
07-20-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By Commando303

Busch & Muller B+M Lighting Wiring Gauge

Does anyone know or have a recommendation of what gauge wire to use to connect a B&M taillight to a hub-powered B&M headlight? The headlight is the Cyo R, and the taillight is the Toplight Line Plus....
Forum: Commuting
07-25-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,669
Posted By Commando303

I don't feel conduct ought to be based on "not...

I don't feel conduct ought to be based on "not provoking the other guy;" laws should be followed because they make sense. The idea that bicyclists ought to do everything motorists do, simply so not...
07-24-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,711
Posted By Commando303

I'm unsure which model you were shown, but most...

I'm unsure which model you were shown, but most current (2011) Specialized Globes are available in several colors. Since marketing it as a somewhat stand-alone line (i.e., since 2010, I think),...
07-23-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,711
Posted By Commando303

:(: I own a Specialized Globe, and I love it. Of...

:(: I own a Specialized Globe, and I love it. Of course, this doesn't mean the bike must be right for you, but I will suggest you not avoid any bicycle based just on its appearance. Yes, you should...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-11, 05:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,669
Posted By Commando303

Funny you should say that... — :D. (Referring to...

Funny you should say that... — :D. (Referring to what I've bolded in my quotation of your post.)
Forum: Commuting
07-19-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,669
Posted By Commando303

That's interesting. I've never known a pedestrian...

That's interesting. I've never known a pedestrian to stop at a stop sign or a red light. Perhaps we're describing two slightly different things: I don't mean someone on foot will continue parading...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,669
Posted By Commando303

In my experience, the vast majority of motorists...

In my experience, the vast majority of motorists do respect stop signs, even if it's only by performing what's casually called a "rolling stop" (slow to a creep, then speed up and continue, if safe)....
Forum: Commuting
07-18-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,669
Posted By Commando303

I see; thanks. Yes, I left out such an...

I see; thanks.

Yes, I left out such an option, as, to my knowledge, most places treat stop signs as equal to red lights, in the sense you would come to a complete stop at either. I was unaware of...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,669
Posted By Commando303

I'd Google.com it, myself, but... I'm lazy —...

I'd Google.com it, myself, but... I'm lazy — someone tell me what the hell "Idaho rules" are.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,669
Posted By Commando303

Should Bicyclists Have to Stop at Stop Signs/Red Lights?

It's a poll. I know this is an incendiary topic, and I don't much care to read any replies (of course, people are free to post them); I'd like to see the numbers.

What's your opinion? Should...
07-18-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By Commando303

No, he shouldn't have stopped. Slow down, survey...

No, he shouldn't have stopped. Slow down, survey your surroundings, move on: proper bicycling behavior.
07-18-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By Commando303

I'm unaware of a burr in my ass, though you seem...

I'm unaware of a burr in my ass, though you seem to have some unfortunate bull-shlt lodged in your throat to which you may wish to tend. The bicyclist apparently caused an accident due to...
07-18-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Commando303

I don't care whether it's staged; I must've...

I don't care whether it's staged; I must've replayed that first clip ~a dozen times — :lol:. (Come on: it's low-speed, low-impact — it's friggin' hillarious.)

The second is unfortunate, but...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By Commando303

You spent $150.00 on your bike; do you really...

You spent $150.00 on your bike; do you really feel it would be a good idea to put down so much more (don't forget the tax) just to lock it up? I think it would be ridiculous, unless your bike were...
07-17-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,126
Posted By Commando303

I'd like to be the last person to defend what's...

I'd like to be the last person to defend what's charmingly referred to as the "news," but there's nothing wuss-like about acting in accordance with the weather. If your post was a joke, it's been...
07-17-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,335
Posted By Commando303

Is this seriously an attempt to pick on cars? The...

Is this seriously an attempt to pick on cars? The bicyclist did the right thing by remaining at the scene, but he or she should have been vigilant going through a red light, which it's reasonable to...
07-17-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,642
Posted By Commando303

Seeing as this thread's been revived, I'll go...

Seeing as this thread's been revived, I'll go ahead and say, I've been using my B&M Cyo R Senso Plus (with LICHT24) headlamp for some months, now, and I love it. I do not notice much difference...
07-15-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,396
Posted By Commando303

I don't know about "best," but the lightest...

I don't know about "best," but the lightest option probably would be a patch kit and a one-time-use carbon-dioxide can.
07-15-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,883
Posted By Commando303

Sounds like more bull**** talk about how no one...

Sounds like more bull**** talk about how no one should walk this earth unless fully insured against all possible problems. It's a ridiculous, fear-headed notion.
07-15-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,691
Posted By Commando303

Why not just start/stop at the point at which the...

Why not just start/stop at the point at which the chain locks?
07-15-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,691
Posted By Commando303

It's also advisable not to indulge in moonshine...

It's also advisable not to indulge in moonshine brewed up by your Ol' Uncle Hank.
07-15-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,691
Posted By Commando303

Holy resurrected thread, Batman.

Holy resurrected thread, Batman.
Forum: Northeast
07-14-11, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,256
Posted By Commando303

Just to be on the safe side, ask the proper...

Just to be on the safe side, ask the proper authorities (call 3-1-1 if you're unsure where to address the concern) what the policy is concerning this. I know the M.T.A. recommends not bringing bikes...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-11, 09:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,549
Posted By Commando303

I understand its bothering you, but it's really...

I understand its bothering you, but it's really no concern of yours "why" this employee ratted you out. Have you asked your supervisor if there's another space indoors where you can store your bike?...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 81,628
Posted By Commando303

*I'm not reading through twenty-nine pages of...

*I'm not reading through twenty-nine pages of posts, so my reply to the original post is below:

There's nothing wrong with the bike you've cited, except it seems not to be currently available...
07-14-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By Commando303

Let's hear it for Internet Tough-Guy #157 —...

Let's hear it for Internet Tough-Guy #157 — ":geek:".
07-14-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Commando303

While the advice against ever bringing WD-40 near...

While the advice against ever bringing WD-40 near a bike seems to me to be a bit of an overstatement, the idea is, WD-40 isn't a lubricant; at its best, it's a "loosener." The stuff does a good job...
Forum: Northeast
07-14-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,331
Posted By Commando303

I feel it'd be nice to see a completed greenway...

I feel it'd be nice to see a completed greenway along the East River, akin to that extant along the Hudson. Yes, 1st and 2nd Avenues finally have some bike-paths in their mid-town regions, but that's...
07-14-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,711
Posted By Commando303

Well, 5'2" is on the short side, but it's not...

Well, 5'2" is on the short side, but it's not exactly dwarfish, either; I don't think it would be a Herculean labor to find an adult-size bike that suits you. Also, as I briefly mentioned, height is...
07-13-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,711
Posted By Commando303

As you say you'll do, I suggest you try out...

As you say you'll do, I suggest you try out several of the cruisers at your local bike shop; this also should give you an idea of where you fit well, in terms of sizing. While you're there, also...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,433
Posted By Commando303

No good will likely come from anything else...

No good will likely come from anything else that's been said, either. I shared the suggestion I felt was most apt. Alongside, I accepted that taking legal action — while costly — could be a fruitful...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 12,719
Posted By Commando303

Ad-hominem points (suppositions about my age;...

Ad-hominem points (suppositions about my age; presumptions about my upbringing) can't carry you far in a conversation. I can assume you're white, male, sixty-plus years of age; generally...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 12,719
Posted By Commando303

I'll not fight you to produce textual evidence to...

I'll not fight you to produce textual evidence to back up this idea of the way the "world once was" that you seem to be confidently pushing; I'll say simply it's irrelevant to me what not only your...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,433
Posted By Commando303

Would better advice be to bomb the house? The...

Would better advice be to bomb the house? The murdering-while-asleep bit sounds good; thank you.

What is your suggestion, then? Attacking the home would let you vent and would alert a larger...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-11, 10:37 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 12,719
Posted By Commando303

:twitchy:. That smiley is in place of the...

:twitchy:. That smiley is in place of the sadly-missing–but-more-appropriate one of someone who's just smelt a load of bull-shlt, and is fighting back vomit.

I don't support the scenario as laid...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,433
Posted By Commando303

O.K., this also is not a bad plan. Then, rather...

O.K., this also is not a bad plan. Then, rather than the whole house, you could egg just the guilty parties, when they're biking.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 12,719
Posted By Commando303

Taking the "ride in the street" thing from simple...

Taking the "ride in the street" thing from simple good practice to dogma is foolish. Everyone climbs up past the curb, now and then. Go slowly, endanger no one and no property, and you're fine.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-11, 09:58 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 12,719
Posted By Commando303

Sweet Baby Jésus: fourteen pages in two days...

Sweet Baby Jésus: fourteen pages in two days...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,433
Posted By Commando303

What the hell is recorded the next incident going...

What the hell is recorded the next incident going to do for you? Are you planning to start a video scrapbook to pass down through the generations of your family?

You know the car, you know the...
07-11-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By Commando303

This is a point that perplexes me: I indeed have...

This is a point that perplexes me: I indeed have found I must ease up on my cranking a bit when shifting gears, particularly when up-shifting. Conventional wisdom, however, preaches it is with...
07-11-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,763
Posted By Commando303

Yeah, but what would they achieve by perpetuating...

Yeah, but what would they achieve by perpetuating such belief, even if they're accused of doing so? Encouraging drivers not to run them over? :lol:
Forum: Northeast
07-11-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By Commando303

I'd not stop at red lights, there, either. Yes, I...

I'd not stop at red lights, there, either. Yes, I would — as I would, everywhere — slow down and look, but I'd not bring myself to a complete halt if I saw no reason to do so. I think my point simply...
Forum: Northeast
07-11-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By Commando303

I, too, see that, and I understand and condone...

I, too, see that, and I understand and condone it. It's a comfort thing: if you're just beginning to bike, the very notion of hovering so far above the ground that you can't "save" yourself by...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-11, 12:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,105
Posted By Commando303

I, too, have seen bicyclists maintain reasonably...

I, too, have seen bicyclists maintain reasonably high speeds with neither hand on the handlebar. It's something I've found I simply cannot do, and thus I'm both annoyed and a little impressed every...
07-10-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,359
Posted By Commando303

Again, if the road ahead is illuminated properly...

Again, if the road ahead is illuminated properly for you, it doesn't much matter whether there's a slight tilt to the housing of the light relative to the handlebar.

Do the world a favor, and do...
07-10-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,108
Posted By Commando303

I don't think there's anything unreasonable about...

I don't think there's anything unreasonable about wanting your bike to be fixed or about being annoyed when it hasn't been. That said, the replaced bolt isn't, in my view, a big deal. If it bugs,...
07-10-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By Commando303

My bike is equipped with a hub-gearing system...

My bike is equipped with a hub-gearing system (i.e., internal gearing), and I love it. I find shifting to be quiter, smoother, and cleaner than with a typical derailleur (i.e., external) set-up, and...
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