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12-04-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,710
Posted By jwarner

I've got one of their blinder tail lights....

I've got one of their blinder tail lights. Battery life is horrible, especially as it gets colder. My commute to town is about 45 min, and the thing would be dead by the time I got there (in the...
11-26-14, 12:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,442
Posted By jwarner

Keeps your chain from mangling spokes if your...

Keeps your chain from mangling spokes if your derailer upper limit isn't adjusted correctly (or other strange mayhem happens), and it jumps between the hub flange and the last cassette cog ring.
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11-25-14, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By jwarner

My bad... I should have added places I can bike...

My bad... I should have added places I can bike too somewhere up in that mess I wrote. :)
11-25-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By jwarner

Personally, I would just as soon spend my money...

Personally, I would just as soon spend my money with people I know, and can deal with face to face. If I spend my money in my town, they they can hire more locals to do whatever they do, and those...
11-25-14, 03:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,428
Posted By jwarner

As someone mentioned above, I don't think it...

As someone mentioned above, I don't think it hurts a good pair of quality studded tires with carbide tips (Nokian, Schwalbe, 45Nrth) to run on bare pavement. Even if it did, roughly figure $120-$140...
Forum: Touring
11-25-14, 12:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,873
Posted By jwarner

If you really must go with a mil theme.... I...

If you really must go with a mil theme.... I would look into army surplus. Militaries around the world have made 10 ounce cotton duck everything, and I've seen some pretty sweet looking panniers...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-14, 10:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By jwarner

Inattentive, selfish, or vindictive drivers out...

Inattentive, selfish, or vindictive drivers out there fighting "the war on cars"

No good way I've figured out how to engineer these out of the system except hiring more cops. A camera (worn in so...
Forum: Foo
11-24-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By jwarner

Back when I really worked for a living (heavy...

Back when I really worked for a living (heavy equipment operator or millwright depending on season and available work), and was on my feet all day, Whites were the only way to go. They will custom...
11-24-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By jwarner

Love my Park home (PC-10) stand. Much prefer the...

Love my Park home (PC-10) stand. Much prefer the clamp it comes with over the adjustable linkage ones.

Someone above mentioned not liking the tool tray add on for the PC-10 (haven't tried on the...
11-24-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,062
Posted By jwarner

It's people's grasp of fairly basic science and...

It's people's grasp of fairly basic science and mathematics, as well as the lack of broader critical and analytical thinking skills (not speaking about anyone in particular here -- just generally)...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By jwarner

Yep, no rear disk for you without some kind of...

Yep, no rear disk for you without some kind of crazy kludge, which I don't think will be worth it.

On the front change out, like all types of mechanics, one can go to the Nth degree with anything...
11-24-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,006
Posted By jwarner

I like Park Tools. I think they make the best...

I like Park Tools. I think they make the best bike specific tools in the business with few exceptions.

Here are their recommendations for home mechanics, broken down by the level of repairs you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By jwarner

At a minimum, you will need a different front...

At a minimum, you will need a different front fork, one with disk mounts.

I really need to see the other side of the rear triangle, but it doesn't look like you have disk brake mounts on your...
11-24-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,924
Posted By jwarner

Where to start: Need to lace up some new...

Where to start:

Need to lace up some new wheels for Bianchi (necessitates actually taking the time to buy rims, spokes, etc), and complete conversion into gravel grinder.

Need to strip down...
Forum: Touring
11-23-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,210
Posted By jwarner

I feel this every time I come back from tour, off...

I feel this every time I come back from tour, off a mountain, or hang the kayaks up again. Used to even feel this when I came back from long crappy deployments in the army. It will pass. Planning the...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-14, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,709
Posted By jwarner

I can most certainly tell you Al bikes do just...

I can most certainly tell you Al bikes do just fine in much colder temperatures, for much longer than you see in Minnesota. You have something else going on here.
11-23-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,793
Posted By jwarner

Seeing as how it takes far more education to get...

Seeing as how it takes far more education to get a drivers license in this country (and we see how well that works out with some), than it does to own a bullet launcher or get a hunting license...
...
11-23-14, 01:22 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 12,378
Posted By jwarner

Thank you Sir! I also do weddings and bar...

Thank you Sir! I also do weddings and bar mitzvahs. :ride::ride::ride::ride:
11-23-14, 01:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,062
Posted By jwarner

OK first, I would skip, because it is...

OK first, I would skip, because it is physiologically impossible to frown while skipping long distances around people you don't know -- really, try it some times... and nothing, I don't care who you...
Forum: Introductions
11-22-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By jwarner

Welcome neighbor. It's probably going to be...

Welcome neighbor. It's probably going to be cheaper to start with something already built. I'm not sure what it takes to get REI to deliver to you from Anchortown, but they have number of good bikes...
11-22-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,062
Posted By jwarner

First, the pleistocene ended about 11,700 years...

First, the pleistocene ended about 11,700 years BP (Before Present), apparently for everyone except you. During that time, Wooly Mammoths still roamed Spain. Maybe Ekdog can chime in on how many of...
11-22-14, 12:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,062
Posted By jwarner

I am going to be brutally honest here. Please...

I am going to be brutally honest here. Please don't feel like I'm harassing you. It isn't my intention.

Human beings have changed our climate by dumping carbon dioxide and particulates into the...
Forum: Touring
11-21-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,761
Posted By jwarner

Or learn to terrain associate and use...

Or learn to terrain associate and use topographical maps (but do carry a compass for the 1% of the time you actually need it -- dependent on terrain of course, milage varies in the desert and the...
11-21-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,569
Posted By jwarner

Well, I don't currently have a unicycle, and...

Well, I don't currently have a unicycle, and haven't felt the need to put on racing spandex in awhile, and quit riding BMX a long time ago, but beyond that, I've got quite a few bases covered. The...
11-21-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,825
Posted By jwarner

On the reverse-reverse threaded right one. The...

On the reverse-reverse threaded right one. The reverse-left threaded left one is ultrafine 400 tpi Ancient Prussian threaded.
11-21-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By jwarner

Ahh.... thanks. I get the impression this thing...

Ahh.... thanks. I get the impression this thing is sort of the artisanal box store bike.
11-21-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 12,378
Posted By jwarner

I give up.... Think I'll just throw on my bright...

I give up.... Think I'll just throw on my bright yellow reflective suit, magic plastic hat, and jump out on the local arterials screaming "It's my right to be here and I'm much safer!!!" since...
11-21-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,062
Posted By jwarner

Someone will be along shortly to tell us that...

Someone will be along shortly to tell us that walking and cycling harms the environment more than everyone driving their own car.

To answer your question: Yes. Studied biology at a research...
Forum: Foo
11-21-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By jwarner

I just wish they would quit sneaking over our...

I just wish they would quit sneaking over our southern border taking all of our low paying jobs as college professors and engineering professionals. :)
11-21-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By jwarner

As they say, something that is too good to be...

As they say, something that is too good to be true.... often is.

I can't for the life of me figure out what the round disk is between the back of the top tube and the seat post.
11-21-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 32,698
Posted By jwarner

I like how your shop is set up. Everything within...

I like how your shop is set up. Everything within reach, enough room to move the bike around, or to move around the bike, but no more room or "stuff" than you need. Looks very efficient (except that...
11-21-14, 01:51 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 12,378
Posted By jwarner

The table you have posted is extremely...

The table you have posted is extremely counterintuitive if I am reading it correctly, and flies in the face of my experience in multiple cities on several continents. Do you have a primary source?...
11-20-14, 11:39 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 12,378
Posted By jwarner

Here is a place to start. Results of a single...

Here is a place to start. Results of a single google search. Some, but not all peer reviewed. Still of value I think, as even anecdotal evidence has its place when proper studies are in short supply,...
11-20-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,285
Posted By jwarner

Just gotta' hope someone didn't sweat some water...

Just gotta' hope someone didn't sweat some water pipe together and glue on a head badge and some drop outs :) . That would be neither laterally stiff, nor vertically compliant.

I've seen this...
Forum: Foo
11-20-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,562
Posted By jwarner

Close, but not exactly the same.... One can...

Close, but not exactly the same....

One can wedge a 454 rat motor into a Ford Pinto, and Micky Thomson 55's fit nicely into a tubbed rear end...

Or so I "heard" some time ago :D

Betcha'...
11-20-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 12,378
Posted By jwarner

In these types of observational studies, it can...

In these types of observational studies, it can be difficult to make meaningful direct comparisons between different types of infrastructure. There are far too many variables to normalize beyond...
11-19-14, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,557
Posted By jwarner

I think it is a quite clever drawing. I read the...

I think it is a quite clever drawing. I read the same report. I think the height of the cliff on each side of the walk is supposed to be high enough to cause roughly the same injuries as if the...
11-19-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 12,378
Posted By jwarner

In the spirit of extrapolating results from the...

In the spirit of extrapolating results from the data one has, here is an interesting open-source peer-reviewed article with discussion of some of these issues:

Risk of injury for bicycling on...
Forum: Foo
11-19-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,367
Posted By jwarner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TzJneM1Xlc&list=PL...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TzJneM1Xlc&list=PLEE0DEA337A469540

Wanted to be this guy when I was a kid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zsf52C8aJA

...
11-19-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By jwarner

No matter what you do is going to offend someone....

No matter what you do is going to offend someone. This is why we have art. I like your idea for the font, especially if done well, and can't imagine a huge uprising of people chasing you screaming...
Forum: Foo
11-19-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 18,595
Posted By jwarner

The best Christmas song ever ...

The best Christmas song ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgP0aUKlmNw

Gruss von Krampus alle.

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Forum: Touring
11-19-14, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By jwarner

Wear mine to cycle in all the time. I hate wet...

Wear mine to cycle in all the time. I hate wet feet. One of the reasons I prefer BMX style pedals.
11-19-14, 01:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,166
Posted By jwarner

That is possibly the funniest thing I've read in...

That is possibly the funniest thing I've read in ages. Thank you. You are obviously a very experienced and superior rider with his finger on the pulse of the fixed gear craze I've read so much about.
11-19-14, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By jwarner

I don't know how it is in the rest of the world...

I don't know how it is in the rest of the world (outside Alaska or parts Germany).... and most of my experience is in the ski industry for this type of thing, but I imagine it is much the same.
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Forum: Commuting
11-18-14, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By jwarner

I usually use car wax... and am partial to Mother...

I usually use car wax... and am partial to Mother Mequiars. I also use a carnuba wax-based spray on furniture polish sometimes. It really just depends on what I have in the shop at the time. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By jwarner

I dry off my bike with a towel after the rain. I...

I dry off my bike with a towel after the rain. I also dry and relube the chain.

Other than that, I wax my bike every now and then, and touch up any spots where the paint gets scraped down to steel.
11-18-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 12,378
Posted By jwarner

You meant it enough to say it twice :). All good....

You meant it enough to say it twice :). All good.

I'll admit I did not vote. I just don't think there is one right answer to the problem, only one desirable result -- and that is to make safe,...
11-18-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 12,378
Posted By jwarner

I'm just going to throw this out there and let...

I'm just going to throw this out there and let the flame go on, but comparing on-road cycling and other cycle infrastructure in the US, to on-road cycling and other cycle infrastructure in other...
11-18-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,166
Posted By jwarner

More Hefewizen for me. All good. :)

More Hefewizen for me. All good. :)
11-18-14, 12:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,166
Posted By jwarner

You forgot to include the massive stopping power...

You forgot to include the massive stopping power of skinny jeans, sleeve tats, ironic t-shirts, silly glasses, and a case of PBRs in your equations. Not that all brakeless fixed riders look like...
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