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11-28-12, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By johnr783

Please sign this petition

In San Antonio, there is no repercussion if a motorist hits a cyclist. We are trying to get Mayor Castro to change that and hold drivers accountable. There are over 900 signatures and about 70%...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-12, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By johnr783

Lock question

Anyone have used or have any opinions on the ABUS Bordo lock? It is their most expensive one. $170 range.
Reviews online give it 3 stars but ABUS rates it 15 for their level of security.
09-11-12, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By johnr783

Most likely the handlebars thing. Im a short...

Most likely the handlebars thing.

Im a short guy so I dont have to worry about that. However, I have a friend who mentioned the same issues some time ago. He said his solution was to steer using...
09-10-12, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By johnr783

This is my time to shine. What kind of...

This is my time to shine.

What kind of pedicab is it? purpose built or a trailer tag-along? How tall are you? All questions are relevant.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,577
Posted By johnr783

There have only been a handful of times where I...

There have only been a handful of times where I couldnt fit the lock around the tire, frame and pole. Of those times, I was usually able to find an alternate location.
03-19-12, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By johnr783

Frankenbike, in Texas, is the same concept. I...

Frankenbike, in Texas, is the same concept. I dont meant this as a condescending comment. Just a matter of fact so you could look into that.

From what I know, they hold it at bike shops and...
02-24-12, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,862
Posted By johnr783

I was a spin instructor at Gold's Gym for several...

I was a spin instructor at Gold's Gym for several years.

This is the bike we used. It fit people under 5 ft to over 6 ft who weighed 100 lbs to 350.

With proper care, they will last a...
02-22-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,886
Posted By johnr783

As others have pointed out, your original post...

As others have pointed out, your original post didnt state the item was supposed to be on sale. Thats why we all misunderstood.
02-21-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,886
Posted By johnr783

As of right now that what the employee said...

As of right now that what the employee said sounds fine. Can you give more context? What were you buying? How much does it sell for usually? Etc.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,578
Posted By johnr783

My favorite is, "Thats just a Kryptonite lock,...

My favorite is, "Thats just a Kryptonite lock, you can open those F#(^&%$ with a Bic pen!"
Forum: Commuting
02-12-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,578
Posted By johnr783

I believe the picture of him riding a bike in a...

I believe the picture of him riding a bike in a suit is from Burn After Reading.

There are some hilarious cycling related lines he says in that movie. I couldnt find any clips, otherwise I would...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,406
Posted By johnr783

Wait, I think I understand now. In order to save...

Wait, I think I understand now. In order to save a bit of time would it be possible to cover the detail with the correct detail color first, then with electrical tape? This would let you put out...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-12, 10:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,406
Posted By johnr783

This is great. I am thinking of doing this to my...

This is great. I am thinking of doing this to my bike. Heck, maybe we can do it to our fleet of pedicabs too.

My question, you cut out the lettering and designs on the bike. How did you do that?...
02-09-12, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By johnr783

All my jeans are dirty for a different reason and...

All my jeans are dirty for a different reason and place. No matter how hard I try to avoid it, they get dirty whenever I work on bikes. Seeing as how I maintain a fleet of pedicabs, maintenance is...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-12, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,814
Posted By johnr783

tjspiel> You are a cruel person. Making me want...

tjspiel> You are a cruel person. Making me want such an awesome thing only to find out it isnt commercially available yet. :(

Funny thing is, when I read the title, I thought, "Thats stupid. The...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By johnr783

So you poppedyour first cherry, huh? ;)

So you poppedyour first cherry, huh? ;)
01-29-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By johnr783

This one is even better, since it comes with an...

This one is even better, since it comes with an attractive woman.

http://rivercitypedicab.com/images/mb5.jpg

If your really lucky, it comes with two!
...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-12, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By johnr783

If you really want more studs just wait until its...

If you really want more studs just wait until its raining men.
01-15-12, 02:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By johnr783

Who cares if it took 90 minutes to get the brakes...

Who cares if it took 90 minutes to get the brakes done right. Now you know how to do it and it will be faster next time. Plus, you saved a few bucks! good job.

Keep it up. When I learned to...
01-15-12, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By johnr783

Thanks for the info. if I ever make it up to...

Thanks for the info. if I ever make it up to Seattle, I will head out there.
01-14-12, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By johnr783

Thats incredible. I wish I knew where that was. ...

Thats incredible. I wish I knew where that was. Would lov to visit it someday.
01-12-12, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By johnr783

Look at this bike

I cant think of any funny captions that wont get this post automatically moved to trolling. Hopefully, simply providing a picture is enough for the mods toleave it here.

I wish I could see this...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,411
Posted By johnr783

Dont buy just the spoke wrench, consider buying a...

Dont buy just the spoke wrench, consider buying a truing stand as well.
I learned how to true when I ordered a bike online and the wheel was so out that it wouldnt spin. Took me 2.5 hours to get it...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,266
Posted By johnr783

I do all the work on my bike. Additionally, I...

I do all the work on my bike. Additionally, I have a summer job as a bike technician, friends will ask me to fix their bikes, and I work for a pedicab company and am responsible for maintaining the...
12-10-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By johnr783

I agree with the other guys suggesting cheaper...

I agree with the other guys suggesting cheaper items.

Even behind the back sometimes gets caught or pinched, lowering the life of the headphones.

I use some Phillips brand earphones from...
12-06-11, 11:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By johnr783

Ah, I got you. Anything that loops around the...

Ah, I got you. Anything that loops around the ear is perfect for physical activities that include anything except riding ;)

I find in ear without the loop results in the bud falling out. ...
12-06-11, 06:12 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,886
Posted By johnr783

Checking my email, I saw an ad that triggered a...

Checking my email, I saw an ad that triggered a memory and I had to share. A few years ago, must have been 24 or 25 or so, but I generally look quite a bit younger, I went into an LBS looking for a...
11-29-11, 12:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By johnr783

Wow, 14 lbs! :O Thats the nearly twice the weight...

Wow, 14 lbs! :O Thats the nearly twice the weight of an average baby. Im impressed. ;)

Sounds like the best deal was that 45% off one.

I should note I bought the Arkel online and not on...
11-28-11, 03:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By johnr783

Whats bike-related item did you buy for yourself on Black Friday

I bought the Arkel Bug. It was marked down a little over $20 and free shipping. I already have the Switchback but plan to use the Bug for summer travels. Had to resist getting the 2012 version of...
Forum: Touring
11-22-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,220
Posted By johnr783

Wow, I cant believe some of the racist and...

Wow, I cant believe some of the racist and self-important/smug comments that are being made here.

Dengidog> Here is my attempt at a useful contribution to the post. It isnt waterproof but it is...
Forum: Touring
11-22-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,071
Posted By johnr783

Awesome way to carry tent/sleeping bag.

On tour I had to strap/bungee my tent and sleeping bag to my rack. I decided I would get a bag appropriate for carrying both items.

I tried to make one but got lazy and shelved the product. As...
11-10-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,133
Posted By johnr783

I agree with privately contacting the companies. ...

I agree with privately contacting the companies.

As I use Pinheads, I would love to hear a followup.
11-10-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,886
Posted By johnr783

Why is a blinky dangerous? I overheard an...

Why is a blinky dangerous?

I overheard an employee at an lbs tell a new commuter that if she had to choose between a front or back light to get the rear so people can see her as they come up on...
11-07-11, 02:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,494
Posted By johnr783

You say "rubber" I say Condom"

You say "rubber" I say Condom"
11-07-11, 02:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,494
Posted By johnr783

Pedicabber here. A couple of weekends ago a...

Pedicabber here.

A couple of weekends ago a buddy got a flat and they couldnt take off the tire. He had someone bring a new front tire out. When I got that tire to come off as fast as a prom...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,766
Posted By johnr783

Dont get me wrong, I want to be seen. Thats why...

Dont get me wrong, I want to be seen. Thats why i use 2 headlights. and want to add 2 more.


On that note, Im already taking 2 difficult classes this semester so I dont need your lesson. There...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,766
Posted By johnr783

I agree with those that said not to use literally...

I agree with those that said not to use literally blinding light. It can become a safety hazard when the driver of a 2+ ton vehicle cant see.

Personally, I use two headlights set to blink, 3...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By johnr783

I agree with everyone else, that first one is too...

I agree with everyone else, that first one is too wide and it would get in the way of a bottle. If I didnt need a water bottle and it were thin enough, I would really only use one if it converted to...
10-18-11, 07:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By johnr783

Touche. Didnt see it that way but now I can see...

Touche. Didnt see it that way but now I can see where the confusion came from. I forget that things dont translate well to text. To clarify, the "oh well. . . " was a point of indifference.


...
10-18-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By johnr783

Of course! How did I not see it before.? ...

Of course! How did I not see it before.?

Machka> Thanks for the response. Seems like you are the only one that immediately understood that I and not lamenting over what happened. Everyone else,...
10-17-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By johnr783

Oh man, I lol'ed at this. I have had plenty...

Oh man, I lol'ed at this.

I have had plenty of experience with women. I also apologized and showed her my light-hearted joking side. Again, I didnt want to lie. I dont think its sexy so said...
10-17-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By johnr783

Not an engineer but I met someone with a...

Not an engineer but I met someone with a doctorate in engineering. I later found out he was quite impressed with my thinking process. Perhaps I should pursue another profession.


A friend of...
10-17-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By johnr783

What I should have said vs the cyclist in me

Been meaning to share this for a while.

A few weeks ago I someone I knew came back in contact with me. We went out once or twice and she mentioned that she wanted to start riding. I ended up...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By johnr783

Woot! Just realized. . .

It has been one year since I bought my last and currently most used commuter. Without even knowing it was the occasion, I gave it a full clean and tune.

I put nearly 1700 miles on it and that was...
09-18-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By johnr783

I want to make a shirt that has a laundry list of...

I want to make a shirt that has a laundry list of those things on the back.

"Yes, you're heavy but it doesnt matter.
No that steak you just ate doesnt make a difference.
Yes this is good...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 27,125
Posted By johnr783

You ressurect a zombie thread because you...

You ressurect a zombie thread because you recently did something you consider to be "hardcore for a commuter" and want to brag about it.

I didnt know I was suppose to show my boobs when riding. I...
09-17-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By johnr783

Lol. But seriously, dont. :D :| ...

Lol. But seriously, dont. :D :|



pedicab.com has some high quality items. Those are the cabs we use here. Granted they do have wear and tear but you will get that with anything. As for the...
09-17-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By johnr783

It depends on the build you want. Are you...

It depends on the build you want. Are you looking for a cab that attaches onto a two wheel bike? Are you trying to build a cab that is a tricycle?

BTW. Pedicycle is ok, but pedicab is the...
09-17-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By johnr783

Im surprised they let you in the garage. I cab...

Im surprised they let you in the garage. I cab in San Antonio. We dont go into the garages but have never tried either.
09-13-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,968
Posted By johnr783

I second the Walz Cap. I wear mine daily. So...

I second the Walz Cap. I wear mine daily. So much so that it is a "signature" of mine. A friend recently contacted me again after she recently saw me out riding. The giveaway was the Walz cap.
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