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09-03-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,457
Posted By atariwhizkid

Rode 115 miles on the C&O Canal Path over the...

Rode 115 miles on the C&O Canal Path over the weekend. Rained on me pretty hard one day. New taillight and old headlight seem to be working just fine.
08-19-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,457
Posted By atariwhizkid

Warranty replacement arrived yesterday. I hooked...

Warranty replacement arrived yesterday. I hooked it up with some new connectors on the wires and spun the wheel once. Standlight was illuminated after only a few seconds of charging. I speculate...
08-13-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,457
Posted By atariwhizkid

Great to know. I purchased from Longleaf Bicycles...

Great to know. I purchased from Longleaf Bicycles (great service, btw), and he is sending me a replacement. We'll see if that works.
08-13-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,457
Posted By atariwhizkid

I checked my wire and it looks good. Tried...

I checked my wire and it looks good. Tried swapping in some new wire with similar results. The front light seems to be working fine with no taillight attached, so I don't think the cap could be...
07-31-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,457
Posted By atariwhizkid

I've done my best to prevent water intrusion. I...

I've done my best to prevent water intrusion. I run full fenders and I also cover the thing with a bag if I'm transporting it on the top of my car. I haven't run into any torrential downpours yet,...
07-29-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,457
Posted By atariwhizkid

Busch & Muller Luxos U and Toplight Line Plus Braketec Issues

Hoping you all might have a suggestion on how I can troubleshoot my issues. I'm a relative newbie when it comes to dynamos with lights.

I have a Shutter Precision Dynamo hooked up to the B&M...
04-11-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 655,700
Posted By atariwhizkid

I have taken many, many photos of my bikes but...

I have taken many, many photos of my bikes but I've only managed to be in one or two pictures WITH my bikes. My beard is a lot longer now than it was in this photo. I also included a photo of my...
10-24-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By atariwhizkid

Thanks for the replies! I hadn't really...

Thanks for the replies! I hadn't really considered the folding bikes, but I guess I should have (duh). I have never ridden one or even done research on them, though. I see them on CL all the time....
10-23-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By atariwhizkid

Suggestions for house guest bikes

I figured the Car Free Forum would be the best place to ask this question.

Do you keep a bike or two around for guests who come to visit you? If so, what is it?

This question comes up because...
10-09-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,270
Posted By atariwhizkid

You should not drink and bike. However, there are...

You should not drink and bike. However, there are ways to keep the liquid from exiting a can when you are riding. I recently made myself a can holder out of a 15 oz. tin can and one of those...
10-03-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 51,157
Views: 6,635,662
Posted By atariwhizkid

What's with the turkey levers and stem shifters? ...

What's with the turkey levers and stem shifters?

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/3313167668.html


Schwinn Paramount - $1900 (Pikesville)

Date: 2012-10-03, 9:33AM EDT
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Forum: Northeast
09-06-12, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 512,319
Posted By atariwhizkid

Anyone lose a headlamp at Penn Station in Baltimore?

I found a very nice one there today (9/6/12). If you lost it, or have heard who might have, PM me.
09-04-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 668,092
Posted By atariwhizkid

The time I spent too much on a Schwinn Continental

This used to be a (1980?) Schwinn Continental. The frame is powder coated. It has:

-700c Weinmann rims with Campy Record Hubs
-Sugino Mighty crankset (used Truvativ BB adapter)
-Shimano 600 RD...
Forum: Northeast
06-05-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By atariwhizkid

Thanks, @greaterbrown and @The Human Car. I will...

Thanks, @greaterbrown and @The Human Car. I will consult with both to see what they think.
Forum: Northeast
06-01-12, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By atariwhizkid

Baltimore area attorneys familiar with bike accidents

Hello everyone,

I got hit by a car yesterday and shattered my collarbone here in Baltimore... I would describe it to you but I can only type with one hand right now. :) I did get a police report,...
10-20-11, 07:23 AM
Replies: 51,157
Views: 6,635,662
Posted By atariwhizkid

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/2658645384.htm...

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/2658645384.html

Alfredo Gios Compact 56cm Columbus SLX Dura-Ace Classic Racing Bike - $1000 (Downtown)

Date: 2011-10-19, 6:37PM EDT
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10-18-11, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By atariwhizkid

How to negotiate for those vintage bikes

This discussion has been had here before, but I wanted to alert you all to this series on Slate about negotiating. We've all been in the situation before where we've been haggling over a price for a...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,179
Posted By atariwhizkid

The masses of people that might use electronic...

The masses of people that might use electronic shifting for commuting (this is the commuting forum, after all), will not want to be carrying multiple batteries in the cold weather. But, I don't think...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,179
Posted By atariwhizkid

If you forget to charge the battery in one of...

If you forget to charge the battery in one of these systems, what happens? Are you essentially stuck in whatever gear you left off in before the battery died, or is their a manual backup plan of some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-11, 06:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,069
Posted By atariwhizkid

I just got one of those BD Mercier Kilo WT5 track...

I just got one of those BD Mercier Kilo WT5 track bikes with the SA 5sp IGH. It was a decent deal, but only because I know how to do things like recenter brakes and adjust the IGH. The front wheel...
07-26-11, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,165
Posted By atariwhizkid

Awesome find, I am truly jealous!

Awesome find, I am truly jealous!
Forum: Foo
07-25-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 932
Posted By atariwhizkid

I would suggest DoubleTwist. It's quite an...

I would suggest DoubleTwist. It's quite an upgrade from the onboard music player included with Droid X/X2.
Forum: Foo
07-24-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 397
Posted By atariwhizkid

211821 I am holding out for OSX Maru...

211821

I am holding out for OSX Maru...
Forum: Foo
07-24-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 932
Posted By atariwhizkid

Droid X running gingerbread. Just installed the...

Droid X running gingerbread. Just installed the Netflix app last week. My productive life is over.
07-12-11, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By atariwhizkid

Compared to Baltimore, Toronto was quite the...

Compared to Baltimore, Toronto was quite the biking city. Bikes parked everywhere, people riding them everywhere, and drivers that didn't seem half as angry as those where I live. It was a great...
06-29-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By atariwhizkid

Might bring the old Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 or...

Might bring the old Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 or Cannondale T500. Both of these bikes are fairly low end, but I do love riding them both and would rather not be forced to part with them.
06-29-11, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By atariwhizkid

Need Toronto biking advice

I am taking a four day trip to Toronto next week with my girlfriend. The friend we're staying with suggested we bring bikes to get around town. I've been to Toronto several times but never with the...
06-17-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,676
Posted By atariwhizkid

My insurance is parking my old crappy Cannondale...

My insurance is parking my old crappy Cannondale T500 commuter rig next to the Rivendell Atlantis on the racks at the train station. I'm hoping the thieves are smart enough to choose the better bike...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,146
Posted By atariwhizkid

This seems dangerous. ...

This seems dangerous.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4800652983_bb60af471d.jpg

Incidentally, I was in a marching band in college that had a full bagpipe band. I quickly learned that there...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,146
Posted By atariwhizkid

I have thought about doing this. Alas, I don't...

I have thought about doing this. Alas, I don't want to sell my concert tuba. I do have a backpack-style gig bag. But dang, that tuba must was nearly 50lbs, and I just can't see hunching over my old...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,146
Posted By atariwhizkid

The only thing that's keeping me from selling my...

The only thing that's keeping me from selling my car is the fact that I play the tuba in a band about 10 miles from my house. Are you actually successfully able to ride with a tuba strapped to your...
Forum: Northeast
05-25-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 512,319
Posted By atariwhizkid

Thanks. I will just continue to take up that...

Thanks. I will just continue to take up that whole lane and the ridicule it may produce from drivers.
Forum: Northeast
05-24-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 512,319
Posted By atariwhizkid

Got a question for the gallery: I think I'm in...

Got a question for the gallery: I think I'm in the right here but one of you guys/gals who knows more about the bike/traffic laws than me might be able to help. Over the last couple days, I've been...
05-18-11, 07:04 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,411
Posted By atariwhizkid

I've seen some ladies wearing the Yakkay helmets...

I've seen some ladies wearing the Yakkay helmets around town. They do a decent job of hiding the fact that it's a helmet. They look dangerous to me, though. When you get in a wreck, don't you want...
04-18-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By atariwhizkid

The final e-mail I got from Lori @ Cannondale....

The final e-mail I got from Lori @ Cannondale. Make sure you're gentle with the remaining cable guides you have in your toolbox. Those zip-tie guides look terrible.

Andrew-

Yes finally we...
03-31-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By atariwhizkid

More Cannondale cable guide info.... sounds like bad news

All,

More correspondence with Lori from Cannondale/Cycling Sports. I called my LBS to order more, they said they were out. Here's what I sent back to Lori:

My most recent e-mail to Cannondale...
03-31-11, 06:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,415
Posted By atariwhizkid

+1 on Eugene Sloane's books. They are good for...

+1 on Eugene Sloane's books. They are good for the older stuff. My dad recently "gave" me his copy -- an early 70s edition -- and it's been very helpful. I recently came across a bike with cottered...
03-30-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,451
Posted By atariwhizkid

My advice: leave the Continental as is. Train on...

My advice: leave the Continental as is. Train on the Continental until you have iron thighs, which should only take a month or two if you ride up the steepest hill you can find over and over. You...
03-30-11, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By atariwhizkid

I will keep you all updated. Called my local...

I will keep you all updated. Called my local dealer the other day, and now I'm just waiting to hear back if they actually got them.
03-24-11, 08:22 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 21,427
Posted By atariwhizkid

Back in 1998, I started selling Atari game...

Back in 1998, I started selling Atari game systems and other classic electronics on eBay and elsewhere online. I started using the moniker AtariWhizKid in some places because, well, I was a kid (15...
03-24-11, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By atariwhizkid

Just got this e-mail from Lori @ Cannondale...

Just got this e-mail from Lori @ Cannondale regarding cable guides for older Cannondales. Anyone tried it? I'm going to call over to my dealer today and attempt an order of a few.

---

Andrew-...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,269
Posted By atariwhizkid

I use something my barber gave me called hair...

I use something my barber gave me called hair wax. You can put it in your hair when it's wet or dry. I personally apply it dry. As long as you don't put too much in at the start, it's very easy to...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,238
Posted By atariwhizkid

I wonder when New York will require pedestrians...

I wonder when New York will require pedestrians to get license plates to hang from their butts? Or how about baby strollers?
Forum: Commuting
02-28-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,338
Posted By atariwhizkid

Like Tarwheel, I hate the heat a lot more than...

Like Tarwheel, I hate the heat a lot more than the cold. In cold weather, I'm uncomfortable for five minutes until I warm up. In the heat, I'm comfortable for five minutes until I warm up. Heat also...
02-23-11, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 2,659,445
Posted By atariwhizkid

evil neva dies

This has been making the rounds in the DC/Baltimore circles. It's been picked up on Bike Snob, so it's officially "Epic."

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/bik/2219698932.html
02-17-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,103
Posted By atariwhizkid

Obviously. But if you know that the CL bike can...

Obviously. But if you know that the CL bike can in no way ever be worth the price that the seller's asking for, why bother looking? That's when you shoot them an e-mail politely asking if that's a...
02-17-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,103
Posted By atariwhizkid

It is infinitely easier to bargain someone down...

It is infinitely easier to bargain someone down in price in person rather than online. I never do it any more. For some reason, people seem to get super offended when you e-mail them and ask them if...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,782
Posted By atariwhizkid

All good suggestions. One thing I've found to be...

All good suggestions. One thing I've found to be very beneficial is to invest in a mutual fund on a regular basis. If you have a little bit of money taken out of your paycheck each week -- say $50 or...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,533
Posted By atariwhizkid

I keep an air horn in my bag to use on drivers...

I keep an air horn in my bag to use on drivers with their windows down at stoplights. It gets them every time! :)

(just kidding, guys)
01-11-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By atariwhizkid

Agreed. I needed one of those for my C'dale, and...

Agreed. I needed one of those for my C'dale, and a couple of the plastic guides for the top tube. The LBS who sells C'dales had a whole draw full of them. If your LBS has been selling that brand for...
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