Search: Posts Made By: SloButWide
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.50 seconds.
02-27-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,050
Posted By SloButWide

A bicycle? We moved when I was 10 and had to...

A bicycle? We moved when I was 10 and had to leave the bike behind. In my early 50's I realized my knees would not take much more jogging, and bought a garage sale Miyata. Wish I'd had cycling to...
02-14-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By SloButWide

All the time... Seems like folks wear shorts...

All the time...

Seems like folks wear shorts until they wear out, but there are plenty of name brand jerseys that are new or near new. I'll usually buy a little large if I'm not familiar with how...
02-14-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,454
Posted By SloButWide

What a great story. That picture looks like most...

What a great story. That picture looks like most of backroads (http://www.metrolyrics.com/ohio-lyrics-over-the-rhine.html) Ohio (http://www.metrolyrics.com/ohio-lyrics-over-the-rhine.html), reminds...
02-14-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,320
Posted By SloButWide

Always good advice! N+1.

Always good advice! N+1.
02-14-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,942
Posted By SloButWide

Keeshonden - The Smilin' Dutchmen

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/family_2016_05_25_1921_b068cdd0fe2d964e5cd4c7d346382e048f1fc038.jpg

Savvy and Riley. Riley's been gone 18 months, and I still miss...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,995
Posted By SloButWide

I got 18 months' worth of wear out of $30 MWAVE...

I got 18 months' worth of wear out of $30 MWAVE panniers. If you're not ready to drop $100 or more, I'd suggest buying cheap, but knowing they'll only last a year or two. They will at least help...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,138
Posted By SloButWide

My (outer) work clothes easily go 2-3 wearings...

My (outer) work clothes easily go 2-3 wearings without laundering. I work in an office and do not sweat excessively. I commute in work clothes when the temp drops below 40°F or so. Underwear,...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,078
Posted By SloButWide

In Washington DC, Yuma Street loops around on...

In Washington DC, Yuma Street loops around on itself, creating a four-way intersection with Yuma Street, Yuma Street, Yuma Street, and Yuma Court. Worse, the next street over is Yuma Place.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,078
Posted By SloButWide

Now you've got me started. Go to Google Maps,...

Now you've got me started. Go to Google Maps, type bike brand, look at autocomplete.

Bianchi Drive, Auburn MI

Colnago Place, Fort Mill, SC

Trek Road, Gardens, Capetown, SA
02-01-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,723
Posted By SloButWide

But if you're in back, and you wipe out, she...

But if you're in back, and you wipe out, she might not notice. If she does, blame a rabbit crossing the trail.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,078
Posted By SloButWide

Sign Machine doesn't have spell check, I guess. ...

Sign Machine doesn't have spell check, I guess. That reminds me, I should get a picture of the signs for Lane Road, Lane Avenue and Road Street.
01-25-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By SloButWide

Where are you locking it, and who are you...

Where are you locking it, and who are you protecting it from? Professional thieves probably won't be interested unless it's a work bike, and even then the contents are more attractive. Tweakers and...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,078
Posted By SloButWide

No, but the natives to the south prefer to call...

No, but the natives to the south prefer to call their city "Cincinnati".
Forum: Commuting
01-25-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,078
Posted By SloButWide

Ah, Columbus

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x422/592771632_750x422_d494fc26c07a30bb0e6305ab4d0953a4c65d84cb.png
Not my commute, but south of the city. "Not my job, man.".
...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,673
Posted By SloButWide

Oddly enough, Velo Orange was founded by the same...

Oddly enough, Velo Orange was founded by the same entrepreneur who founded Chesapeake Light Craft (Chesapeake Light Craft | Boat Plans, Boat Kits, Boatbuilding Supplies, Boat Kit, Kayak Kit, Canoe...
10-17-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,489
Posted By SloButWide

Thank Heavens you weren't talking about body...

Thank Heavens you weren't talking about body hair.

Beautiful country, wish I were there!
02-19-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17,472
Views: 2,688,009
Posted By SloButWide

Shh! Someone will accuse you of being...

Shh! Someone will accuse you of being ****phobic! What do you have against ****nyms?
Forum: Commuting
02-19-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By SloButWide

Bonus: In case of inclement weather, mail...

Bonus: In case of inclement weather, mail yourself also!
01-31-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,834
Posted By SloButWide

Monogamy? I thought you said Monotony! ...

Monogamy? I thought you said Monotony!

https://i.imgflip.com/skob6.jpg

'tis the season:
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/67/09/ff/6709ffe82dd8f9684d6fac188ec98cb1--cycling-humor-bike-humor.jpg
Forum: Commuting
01-25-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,597
Posted By SloButWide

It's half "list" price, and the bike is in the...

It's half "list" price, and the bike is in the Clearance Zone. Altus components, so it's probably closer to a $300 bike than a $150 box store bike.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By SloButWide

Don't bother, dogs can step right out of them.

Don't bother, dogs can step right out of them.
Forum: Commuting
01-18-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By SloButWide

As your foot hits the 6 o'clock position, you...

As your foot hits the 6 o'clock position, you rotate the pedal vertically and give it a little push, trying to make it go far enough that you can push again.

After 1/4 of a mile, you try putting...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,481
Posted By SloButWide

The magic words are "conspicuity tape...

The magic words are "conspicuity tape (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=conspicuity+tape)".

If you don't like Amazon, this site...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By SloButWide

I have not found a way to do that with Strava. ...

I have not found a way to do that with Strava. It's often requested in the support forums, but even simple CSV export is not provided. Jonathon O'Keefe has a Strava Summarizer...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,182
Posted By SloButWide

I bought the Panaracer Tour Guard...

I bought the Panaracer Tour Guard (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AZWX7IU/ref=od_aui_detailpages01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) Plus based on recommendations from this Forum, and have been happy with it. ...
12-06-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,272
Posted By SloButWide

It's a 6KU, like the original link. I think it...

It's a 6KU, like the original link. I think it is the Euclid Mens 8 Speed (https://www.6ku.com/collections/bikes/products/6ku-8-speed-city-bike?variant=32786862212) in Red.
Forum: Commuting
12-04-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,653
Posted By SloButWide

Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to...

Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet. -- James Mattis
Oh wait, that's my favorite Communist quote. Cold War kid, don't ya know.




It's sometimes hard to...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,496
Posted By SloButWide

More photons :-) Lights have two purposes,...

More photons :-)

Lights have two purposes, to see, and be seen. To do the first, bright lights, aimed to illuminate where you need it, without too much scatter. For the speeds and paths I...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By SloButWide

and the slowest :lol: Imagine the skid marks we...

and the slowest :lol:
Imagine the skid marks we could have made.
12-04-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By SloButWide

Isn't "world's tallest elf" a little like being a...

Isn't "world's tallest elf" a little like being a two-eyed cyclops?
12-04-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By SloButWide

Wow, NYC really does have everything. Thanks for...

Wow, NYC really does have everything. Thanks for posting this - it's a good reminder to get off the beaten trail, even in the big cities!
12-01-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,297
Posted By SloButWide

It used to be a thing, among the military and...

It used to be a thing, among the military and diplomatic corps to order a US-spec luxury car, pick it up at the factory, and drive it on an extended vacation. After a few thousand miles, it counted...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,809
Posted By SloButWide

OK Tail winds are a myth. The best you get is...

OK Tail winds are a myth. The best you get is wind from the 4 o'clock or 8 o'clock position, and no gusts.

:lol:
Forum: Commuting
11-30-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By SloButWide

Yes, DHL has been using them in select German...

Yes, DHL has been using them in select German cities since 2015 or so. They announced...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,259
Posted By SloButWide

"Beer" is the answer to sooo many...

"Beer" is the answer to sooo many questions!
10-08-17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,371
Posted By SloButWide

Or Networking, especially if they're not on the...

Or Networking, especially if they're not on the call.

System Administrators, the janitors of IT.
10-08-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,455
Posted By SloButWide

On Saturday morning, a roadie gets up early, as...

On Saturday morning, a roadie gets up early, as he has for so many Saturday morning rides, and softly slips out of the bedroom.

He dresses quietly in the next room, grabs his helmet and water...
10-03-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,281
Posted By SloButWide

Nah, go really old school: ...

Nah, go really old school:
http://assets.amuniversal.com/6b08abb09fbb012f2fe600163e41dd5b
10-03-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By SloButWide

I like Dark Sky (https://darksky.net/app), which...

I like Dark Sky (https://darksky.net/app), which claims to provide hyperlocal forecasts. I rarely check wind speed or direction, but the forecasts for precipitation are much more accurate. It tells...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By SloButWide

I can telecommute one day a week, and can take...

I can telecommute one day a week, and can take additional days on request.

When I'm home, I take a morning ride that's about equal to my normal back-and-forth. Sometimes I'll take it at lunch,...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,561
Posted By SloButWide

Stereotypical Teutonic Efficiency: The original...

Stereotypical Teutonic Efficiency:
The original wheel Patrick posted includes:
1 Quick Release
1 Rim Tape
2 Replacement Spokes
2 Replacement Nipples

Race-to-Top, not cheapest possible.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,561
Posted By SloButWide

Lol, what a base assumption! I presume he...

Lol, what a base assumption!

I presume he was playing off of "acid fast 7", with "fast" meaning resistant-to; and PH 7 being "neutral".
Forum: Commuting
09-26-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,609
Posted By SloButWide

No, the protocol is to throw away the right...

No, the protocol is to throw away the right glove, and drop the left glove randomly during a ride. :lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By SloButWide

Um, dumb question, but is the bar for reinforcing...

Um, dumb question, but is the bar for reinforcing the chainstay/seatstay for disc brake use? If so, I'd call it a seatstay reinforcement, but I don't know what the common name is.

Google...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-17, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By SloButWide

KickStart Successful for Belt Drive Folding Cruiser

This popped up in the Industry News section, and I did not see it mentioned here....
Forum: Commuting
09-19-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By SloButWide

As others have suggested, Eagle Creek shirt...

As others have suggested, Eagle Creek shirt folder. The Container store and most luggage stores have them if you want to see them in person. I roll my shirt and dress pants together and have not...
09-19-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,882
Posted By SloButWide

The local co-op hangs worn out bike chains on the...

The local co-op hangs worn out bike chains on the wall, and threads cables into it for storage. I never have enough wall space to try this trick.

Disassembly:
A 6 or 12 cup muffin tin works...
09-19-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,698
Posted By SloButWide

Man, anyone else feeling old that 1986 is...

Man, anyone else feeling old that 1986 is considered vintage? Ok, so it is, but still... I hate when facts intrude on my feelz.

For me vintage is what vintage was when I was young - say '50s and...
09-18-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,882
Posted By SloButWide

Lol, my father, and his father, used baby food...

Lol, my father, and his father, used baby food jars to sort screws, nuts, bolts, etc. You can barely find baby food in jars now - it's plastic tubs and squeeze pouches!

Google "disposable food...
09-15-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,341
Posted By SloButWide

One of them is Conservation of Momentum, based on...

One of them is Conservation of Momentum, based on the cyclists who blast through stop signs.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.