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Forum: Commuting
06-27-12, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By mechanicalron

This is the reason i stay away from disc wheels...

This is the reason i stay away from disc wheels :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
06-27-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By mechanicalron

o boy :( !

o boy :( !
Forum: Commuting
06-21-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,854
Posted By mechanicalron

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatra...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/jousting.gifHere is one technique i rather like.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-12, 08:48 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-21-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By mechanicalron

One time I made one out of a 1 gal gas can. Red...

One time I made one out of a 1 gal gas can. Red plastic with a yellow spout looking like a tail.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,383
Posted By mechanicalron

Well a crappy bike could make a new commuter a...

Well a crappy bike could make a new commuter a bit discouraged. Imagine puting crapy tires on your nice bike that only go to 45 or 60lbs and being excited about packing on the miles every day. You...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,854
Posted By mechanicalron

Here they tend to force me out into traffic! I...

Here they tend to force me out into traffic! I try to stay as close to the curb as I can and maintain my temper. I have had people stop head on, eye to eye, start yelling at me.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,270
Posted By mechanicalron

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatra...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/sick005-4.jpghttp://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/m_85ce9edffe8909f1b789eb215338657c.jpgCoffee only. I eat at work first thing.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-12, 07:29 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,383
Posted By mechanicalron

ha ha, good point! I was thinking money saving...

ha ha, good point! I was thinking money saving and trying to make his "hobby" more appealing to his "frugal" sensibilitys and get him off the darn toilet!!!
Forum: Commuting
06-21-12, 06:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,314
Posted By mechanicalron

+1! I just cant do the tight fit/padded thing, it...

+1! I just cant do the tight fit/padded thing, it is just to hot and feels so weird and off the bike?,,, makes me wish I had a big hat to hide in!
Forum: Commuting
06-21-12, 06:41 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,383
Posted By mechanicalron

YES, doing your own maintenance and repairs can...

YES, doing your own maintenance and repairs can be so rewarding, especialy when you get to the point of truing and building your own wheels and yes, tools can be expensive but a simple tune-up is...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,780
Posted By mechanicalron

And one empty lane to the left, drunk or just...

And one empty lane to the left, drunk or just flat out hate
Forum: Commuting
06-19-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By mechanicalron

I just want the song from the video on my bike at...

I just want the song from the video on my bike at all times!
Forum: Commuting
06-18-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,473
Posted By mechanicalron

I love it! SHARP :)

I love it! SHARP :)
Forum: Commuting
06-18-12, 10:34 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-18-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By mechanicalron

I have a mixte and i love it, strong frames! This...

I have a mixte and i love it, strong frames! This brand is new to me but i like the look.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,267
Posted By mechanicalron

seg-ways make me want to kill!

seg-ways make me want to kill!
Forum: Commuting
06-18-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,267
Posted By mechanicalron

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatra...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/554788_594773053566_2115505824_n.jpgRoad girl and I sort of like it, ON YOUR LEFT works out good for us.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,456
Posted By mechanicalron

No website but you can go to my profile for info.

No website but you can go to my profile for info.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,929
Posted By mechanicalron

For 700c tires Panaracer Pacela TG.

For 700c tires Panaracer Pacela TG.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By mechanicalron

YEA!, I do this and use good ol cotton Ts and at...

YEA!, I do this and use good ol cotton Ts and at worst have a little damp part in front at the belt line, not so bad :)
Forum: Commuting
06-16-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,267
Posted By mechanicalron

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatra...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/Nurse-Chip.jpgdoing what you do :twitchy:
Forum: Commuting
06-15-12, 11:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,506
Posted By mechanicalron

Yes, ass-ways. The first "blade" spokes that came...

Yes, ass-ways. The first "blade" spokes that came out in the 1970s had a so called "Z" bend like this so they could be instaled with any hub and Z bend spokes are stronger than the norm. When a...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-12, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,473
Posted By mechanicalron

I think I'm in love with yuor bike! What make is...

I think I'm in love with yuor bike! What make is it???
Forum: Commuting
06-15-12, 10:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,267
Posted By mechanicalron

+1 and roller blades?,,, the worst to pass at...

+1 and roller blades?,,, the worst to pass at times.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 11:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,456
Posted By mechanicalron

My fingers can still feel the twine cuting into...

My fingers can still feel the twine cuting into them, eh!
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By mechanicalron

yes, right side of the straight lane to the left...

yes, right side of the straight lane to the left of cars turning. This may feel strange at first (i can remember) going to the left of a car but you will get used to it :). Be safe.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,506
Posted By mechanicalron

^I forgot to say that i have instaled z bent...

^I forgot to say that i have instaled z bent spokes without even taking the wheel off the bike and using the old nipple^.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,506
Posted By mechanicalron

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatra...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/sick010.jpghttp://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/sick011.jpg I make up Z-bent spokes to have on hand, STRONG as heck but i now use...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-12, 06:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,526
Posted By mechanicalron

This is true. I use a sidewalk in on part of town...

This is true. I use a sidewalk in on part of town that is a one way street. it is only 2 blocks long but i slow way down and just take my time.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-12, 05:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,456
Posted By mechanicalron

[QUOTE=Surrealdeal;14341344]Since nobody else has...

[QUOTE=Surrealdeal;14341344]Since nobody else has posted one of these here is a home made fork mount for a light:

That is a cool way to do that! I mounted my light in the same spot and like the...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,456
Posted By mechanicalron

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatra...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/004.jpghttp://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/004-2.jpghttp://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/001-5.jpghttp://i183.phot...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,456
Posted By mechanicalron

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatra...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/004-3.jpghttp://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/019.jpghttp://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/023.jpgBags, bent wood,...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,456
Posted By mechanicalron

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatra...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/001-2.jpghttp://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/003.jpghttp://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/005-1.jpg Bags, bent...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-12, 06:34 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 21,722
Posted By mechanicalron

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatra...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/birchmore.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-10-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 21,722
Posted By mechanicalron

[QUOTE=Grim;14338859]Not to bring this thread...

[QUOTE=Grim;14338859]Not to bring this thread down But Fred Birchmore passed April 15th.

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2012-04-15/renowned-adventurer-fred-birchmore-dies-100[/QUOTET
Thank...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By mechanicalron

Yes, I make and sell them myself out of my home...

Yes, I make and sell them myself out of my home and you can look on my profille for more info and send me a note if you need.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By mechanicalron

Thats NOT sappy and in fact i am to the point...

Thats NOT sappy and in fact i am to the point that i can eat what i want as often as i want and i sleep like a rock. GOOD JOB!
Forum: Commuting
06-10-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By mechanicalron

MEOW! I feel the same way you do :)

MEOW! I feel the same way you do :)
Forum: Commuting
06-10-12, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,242
Posted By mechanicalron

I will never tell NEVER! But i work at Wheelhouse...

I will never tell NEVER! But i work at Wheelhouse Detroit bike shop Sat & Sun and have met some of you so if you ever need air or a tool stop by :)
Forum: Commuting
06-10-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 21,722
Posted By mechanicalron

Yes! I need reflective tape for my front loader...

Yes! I need reflective tape for my front loader bike and go all out Fred on it! The brite mesh makes the photo :)
Forum: Commuting
06-09-12, 11:31 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-09-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 21,722
Posted By mechanicalron

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatra...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/004.jpgMy Fred bikes are still going strong and i found a front loader 3 wheeler that can handle just under 800LBS!
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 09:39 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,727
Posted By mechanicalron

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatra...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/thSquirrelGuinness.gifhipster witha pbr or hamster?
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,727
Posted By mechanicalron

Hey, last year pabst was PUNK ROCK!

Hey, last year pabst was PUNK ROCK!
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 09:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,727
Posted By mechanicalron

WoW, we would NOT get the joke huh? Hey,,, I get...

WoW, we would NOT get the joke huh? Hey,,, I get the joke,,, a $40.00 cigarette and a 40 cent beer and i live in the city but can only find an urban outfitters when i go to the suberbs, sort of funny.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By mechanicalron

I have had my left ear torn 1/2 the way off when...

I have had my left ear torn 1/2 the way off when turning my head from a dog going for my neck and broke 3 fingers on the side of his head, i was 13. 2 years or so after that i had a dog rip my foot...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By mechanicalron

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatra...

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x294/alleycatrace/196584_10150128159649096_815344095_6352522_1826043_n.jpgHEY, I do have a top hat and a smoking jacket! yea, i chopped all my hair off way back.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By mechanicalron

Detroit has packs of wild that suck!!! I can take...

Detroit has packs of wild that suck!!! I can take out your every day crack head for the most part but dogs? I carry 3 M100ds and a 16oz stainles water bottle. Any hints on lighting a fire cracker on...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,849
Posted By mechanicalron

the Pug is a much better climber than I would...

the Pug is a much better climber than I would have thought.

that is cool to know, I sort of want one,,, OK, BAD!
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