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Forum: Commuting
11-12-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By hobo #3

I have a Trek 1000 ('96) that I bought complete a...

I have a Trek 1000 ('96) that I bought complete a few months ago from a coworker for $200. I don't know why he didn't want more, but the bike is in fine condition and I feel like a thief.

I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-09, 06:41 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 10,548
Posted By hobo #3

You could probably talk to this guy...

You could probably talk to this guy (http://booneti.com/about.htm) and get a custom chainring/wedding ring package set up. Just sayin'.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-09, 10:33 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 10,548
Posted By hobo #3

I do recognize my cyborg status. In short,...

I do recognize my cyborg status.

In short, my brother was cutting down an old tree and it fell on my leg, which broke it. I needed the rod, a week in a hospital, and a picc line for a month. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 10,548
Posted By hobo #3

My wife started reading this thread and is still...

My wife started reading this thread and is still befuddled about the diamond thing. She just can't imagine wearing that much money. I guess we're both more receptive to the idea of a ring, and not as...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By hobo #3

+1 for the max. My wife used to bike to the...

+1 for the max. My wife used to bike to the airport for her job and she couldn't find a single reasonable route that didn't feel excessively dangerous.
10-08-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By hobo #3

I wrapped mine in athletic tape and painted it,...

I wrapped mine in athletic tape and painted it, but I'm dreading the clean-up if I ever decide to take it off. I also use tubes as handlebar wrap and have no complaints, as long as I also wear padded...
09-12-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,823
Posted By hobo #3

I dunno; he gets out-acted by his hair 12 minutes...

I dunno; he gets out-acted by his hair 12 minutes in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By hobo #3

Huh; I guess this thread answered my question in...

Huh; I guess this thread answered my question in spades. A coworker is offering to sell me his 2006 Trek 1000 for $200. Fits me well; and he's letting me borrow it for a week. It's all stock, but I...
08-29-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,631
Posted By hobo #3

It's what gets the comments, but (I'm assuming)...

It's what gets the comments, but (I'm assuming) there are a lot of people lurking around here who appreciate shiny close-up pictures without feeling a need to say "hey, nice job installing the bars....
08-28-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,631
Posted By hobo #3

That would take too long. I (a) only ride 5 miles...

That would take too long. I (a) only ride 5 miles a day and (b) am impatient. Also, it wouldn't match my pants.
08-27-09, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,631
Posted By hobo #3

I should also say that theft deterrence wasn't my...

I should also say that theft deterrence wasn't my main goal. I just like worn and dirty things. And, although I'm not so sure how it'll work out, it's possible that this is going to preserve the...
08-27-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,631
Posted By hobo #3

$3.99 per roll.

$3.99 per roll.
08-27-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,631
Posted By hobo #3

It's just a kilo, mostly stock except for the...

It's just a kilo, mostly stock except for the obvious stuff. Gets me around.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n277/jfennema/side.jpg...
08-25-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,030
Posted By hobo #3

I found that resting the heel of my forward foot...

I found that resting the heel of my forward foot on the crank arm helped me be more stable. Don't really know why.
08-20-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,161
Posted By hobo #3

My cat is named tibfib, after my broken leg last...

My cat is named tibfib, after my broken leg last year.
07-24-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,584
Posted By hobo #3

I use Time Atacs with Pearl Izumi Vagabond...

I use Time Atacs with Pearl Izumi Vagabond mountain shoes. It's my first clipless setup, and I have no complaints about the Atac pedals. The shoes ($36 shipped from nashbar) have a very spiky/chunky...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By hobo #3

I find that the older, more beat up jalopies are...

I find that the older, more beat up jalopies are trustworthy. Maybe it's something about people driving $2500 being more willing to share their territory, than those driving $35,000 around. Or having...
06-25-09, 11:03 PM
06-23-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,859
Posted By hobo #3

You may want to focus on pedaling technique, too....

You may want to focus on pedaling technique, too. I've found that climbing got much easier (and smoother) when I started to focus on pulling one pedal, and pushing the other at the same time, rather...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By hobo #3

I've known they've been around for quite a while....

I've known they've been around for quite a while. Oh wait, I'm from Kalamazoo, too. I was surprised to see how quickly they show up on google, though.
04-21-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,546,199
Posted By hobo #3

Thanks. Using shellac really helps keep it clean...

Thanks. Using shellac really helps keep it clean (and a little shiny). I didn't use it this time because I'm trying a more grippy feel, and also I want the tape to get dirty. Gotta match, after all.
04-21-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,546,199
Posted By hobo #3

I think the last time I changed it was about 3...

I think the last time I changed it was about 3 weeks ago, with a daily ~5 mile ride. It's worth noting that I wrapped my bars in a strip of inner tube, then wrapped that with untreated athletic tape....
04-20-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,546,199
Posted By hobo #3

I believe they are pyramids. They are one of the...

I believe they are pyramids. They are one of the few things I bought at an LBS instead of online, and they don't have any markings on them. Paid approx. $20 for a pair. I do have to use a substantial...
04-12-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,322
Posted By hobo #3

I make oil paint at Gamblin Artist Colors. Also...

I make oil paint at Gamblin Artist Colors. Also studied graphic design in school.
04-11-09, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,546,199
Posted By hobo #3

I'm afraid the one day I ride without my pump...

I'm afraid the one day I ride without my pump I'll blow a tire and need a gas station pump or something. Seemed the logical place to store it, anyhow. The tires have lasted me this long (since...
04-11-09, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,546,199
Posted By hobo #3

Lets see; the stem is a Dimension that I found in...

Lets see; the stem is a Dimension that I found in a used bike parts store for 10 bucks. They even threw in a shim for free! Not sure about the rise, though. I needed something shorter, and that was...
04-11-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,546,199
Posted By hobo #3

Oh, it was a blast. First, I wrapped the whole...

Oh, it was a blast. First, I wrapped the whole frame in athletic tape (about $8 for two rolls from the grocery store). Then, I took out my artist grade oil paint and went crazy. I work at a factory...
04-11-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,546,199
Posted By hobo #3

Behold; the Rooster. It's ugly and it gets me to...

Behold; the Rooster. It's ugly and it gets me to work.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3385/3432123319_f7f74eb0d6_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/3432945644_f7954809dd_o.jpg
Forum: Commuting
01-15-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,026
Posted By hobo #3

erm, bump. Home: In the hallway of my...

erm, bump.

Home: In the hallway of my apartment. I just figured out an improvement today, though. I have been putting a u-lock through the frame and wheel and letting it set there. Our building is...
01-11-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 7,516
Posted By hobo #3

I make oil paints. Y'know, for artists!...

I make oil paints. Y'know, for artists! [/norvillebarnes]
Forum: Commuting
01-11-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By hobo #3

I biked from my own wedding to our reception; it...

I biked from my own wedding to our reception; it was great! We were hoping to have a few supporting cyclists with us, but only one made it. :(
Me in front, wife to the right in the blue skirt, and...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,033
Posted By hobo #3

I bought a fixie so that I would be a hipster....

I bought a fixie so that I would be a hipster. Ironically, I think it means I'm a poser. Fortunately, posers are the new hipsters.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-08, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,505
Posted By hobo #3

I think I actually got water up my nose during...

I think I actually got water up my nose during the ride home yesterday. :notamused:
10-05-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,546,199
Posted By hobo #3

Just ordered the 55 Grape Soda. Hot damn.

Just ordered the 55 Grape Soda. Hot damn.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,307
Posted By hobo #3

Are you aware that I ride NOTHING like the...

Are you aware that I ride NOTHING like the oh-so-popular video? I stay with traffic, don't go through reds, don't lane split, don't sidewalk-hop...pretty much everything a car does except for wearing...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,307
Posted By hobo #3

Why did you choose to not break this rule? It...

Why did you choose to not break this rule? It seems very random. Do you also shoplift milk, but NEVER eggs? The contrast between your speed and the traffic's speed is just asking for a heap of close...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,307
Posted By hobo #3

Yup, guess we have. I was trying to start this...

Yup, guess we have. I was trying to start this (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=436690&highlight=accident+pedestrian) conversation. But dangitall, the world changes and so do the people...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-08, 09:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,307
Posted By hobo #3

I'm pretty sure Sheldon recommends this as well,...

I'm pretty sure Sheldon recommends this as well, right? Lemme see if I can find that article about the proper technique...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,307
Posted By hobo #3

Frustrated with downtown pedestrians. GRRR

I learned another bike lesson the other day. When riding downtown, cars are not the danger. Pedestrians are. Long story short; I had to lift my rear wheel to avoid ramming into 3 adults(?) who were...
09-07-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 51,187
Posted By hobo #3

I rode yesterday, so I hope it still counts. The...

I rode yesterday, so I hope it still counts. The first big ride since fracturing my tib-fib in April. For a week and a half I've been biking to work (7 miles round trip), but yesterday I did 18 miles...
03-08-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By hobo #3

Hey y'all Well, I've ridden this tank to work a...

Hey y'all
Well, I've ridden this tank to work a few times and honestly, I like it. I should probably tuck my tail between my legs and slink away, but I'll admit to chopping the drop bars into...
02-18-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By hobo #3

Thanks pohlf; that is some fantastic info. I'm...

Thanks pohlf; that is some fantastic info. I'm going to take a look at my rear derailluer sometime tonight; I have been hearing a some weird "chain music" of late. Since the original post I have made...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-08, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By hobo #3

I'm curious if anyone has ever had a component...

I'm curious if anyone has ever had a component (seat post, front wheel, etc.) stolen that wasn't a quick-release and not locked. I use a kryptonite u-lock around my rear wheel and frame, but nothing...
02-10-08, 12:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By hobo #3

Hmm; thanks for the comment about the seat. I...

Hmm; thanks for the comment about the seat. I shall do that. And yes, my serial number sleuthing was faulty. First letters are "FB#####", which I believe means it's a '66. Thanks everyone! I love...
02-09-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,291
Posted By hobo #3

After re-reading the thread, I may still be going...

After re-reading the thread, I may still be going to that special place for being the ignorant guy who's like, "wow, that bike is really shiny!" Nevertheless, it was still pretty darn awe-inspiring.
02-09-08, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By hobo #3

Hey guys; thanks for the replies. I forgot to...

Hey guys; thanks for the replies. I forgot to mention some details: It's a '68 (assuming my serial # math is correct). And I was certainly going to replace the bar tape; I just wanted to play with...
02-09-08, 06:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,291
Posted By hobo #3

Aha! They can change the nameplate on THAT room...

Aha! They can change the nameplate on THAT room (floor). Just got back from it. It wuz cool. Had no idea what was the bees knees and what wasn't, but a guy gave me a free admission bracelet so I used...
02-09-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By hobo #3

Varsity Indecision '08

Good Morrow

I, like many of you, have purchased a bicycle. When I got it, I was looking for something around $100 that rolled and stopped, and I found it in a Schwinn Varsity, courtesy of Matt, a...
02-09-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 117,234
Posted By hobo #3

Whul Hi everyone I'm in Portland now (a few...

Whul Hi everyone
I'm in Portland now (a few blocks west of downtown), but only since summer of 2006. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI. I'm still a newbie on a bike, but I'm completely...
02-09-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,291
Posted By hobo #3

Oh man, is the dark prince of the afterlife going...

Oh man, is the dark prince of the afterlife going to make a special place for me because I'm not going to this, yet I live a scant 2 miles away? For shame, me; for shame.
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