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Forum: Foo
11-09-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,245
Posted By IntoTheWild

He doesn't. It's just those are usually the only...

He doesn't. It's just those are usually the only types he can attract.
11-09-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,872
Posted By IntoTheWild

That's another unfortunate difference. I would...

That's another unfortunate difference. I would expect the LBS to charge a little more, but the price difference is often HUGE on some things.
11-09-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,872
Posted By IntoTheWild

I actually like my local bike shops. But I do...

I actually like my local bike shops. But I do wish they stocked a bigger selection. One nice thing about ordering on the internet is if you have to return something, you don't have to feel bad about...
Forum: Foo
11-09-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,245
Posted By IntoTheWild

There are a handful of female nerds out there....

There are a handful of female nerds out there. The problem is, for every one of them, there are at least 20 nerd guys. Those really aren't good odds. The old cliches of "just wait, it'll happen"...
Forum: Foo
11-09-11, 07:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,245
Posted By IntoTheWild

Haha...I'm basically getting a James Bond vibe...

Haha...I'm basically getting a James Bond vibe from the suggestions here. I initially had in mind some obscure management-type position.

"Be yourself" is a terrible suggestion. Women don't want...
Forum: Foo
11-09-11, 06:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,245
Posted By IntoTheWild

It's not cool to be a nerd...

At least, that's the jist in modern dating. Women are turned off by nerds and guys with intelligent jobs. So if you're out on a date and you want to lie about what you do for a living, what's a good...
11-09-11, 04:18 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,872
Posted By IntoTheWild

Tell him it's a no touch rack, also.

Tell him it's a no touch rack, also.
11-08-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By IntoTheWild

why do you need 2 new u locks?

why do you need 2 new u locks?
11-08-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By IntoTheWild

Nice

Nice
11-08-11, 02:18 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,872
Posted By IntoTheWild

^^^You'd think people could say, "let me research...

^^^You'd think people could say, "let me research that for you and get back to you with an answer."

If they're not willing to look into something, they might as well have a big sign that says, "If...
11-08-11, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,539
Posted By IntoTheWild

Ah n/m...my clamp is actually some really weird...

Ah n/m...my clamp is actually some really weird size--a 36.4. Apparently it's proprietary to Trek.
11-08-11, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,539
Posted By IntoTheWild

Thanks. Good to know about the clamp sizes,...

Thanks. Good to know about the clamp sizes, although if they're rounding off 34.9, they really should put it as 35, not 35.0.

I'll give the seatpost a look. But I'd assume take a shot in the dark...
11-08-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,539
Posted By IntoTheWild

Seatpost and seatclamp size for 2012 Trek 3500

My caliper isn't the most accurate, but it's measuring my seatpost to be about 31.3 or 31.4 and it's measuring the clamp diameter to be about 35.2. Now none of these sizes exist, so I'm guessing my...
11-08-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,872
Posted By IntoTheWild

I've been thinking and I really can't recall...

I've been thinking and I really can't recall anything dumb said by an LBS employee. I've had some of them not know about certain things, but those were usually obscure things that very few people...
Forum: Foo
11-07-11, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By IntoTheWild

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Anyone watch this show? It's really impressive how these guys come up with stuff off the tops of their heads. Is that all learned in acting/improv classes or do they just have to have a high natural...
11-07-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,872
Posted By IntoTheWild

^^^Paraphrased, I assume? Or did they actually...

^^^Paraphrased, I assume? Or did they actually cite each number as they read off each point?
Forum: Foo
11-07-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,367
Posted By IntoTheWild

Yeah, I agree. I wouldn't want the feds knocking...

Yeah, I agree. I wouldn't want the feds knocking my door down at 2am because some hack was on my wireless engaged in questionable activites.

I also agree about the cores. My hyperthreaded dual...
Forum: Foo
11-07-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By IntoTheWild

I've had jobs for a season, but they weren't...

I've had jobs for a season, but they weren't seasonal jobs. One seasonal job I would like would be working in Antarctica for the Antarctic summer (Oct-Feb).
11-07-11, 05:26 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,872
Posted By IntoTheWild

Well, he wasn't necessarily too off. 700c wheels...

Well, he wasn't necessarily too off. 700c wheels really have bead seat diameters of 622mm. The outer diameter of the tire, where it makes road contact, will vary a lot on tread thickness and tire...
Forum: Foo
11-07-11, 05:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,367
Posted By IntoTheWild

Unfortunately, not by MAC... ...

Unfortunately, not by MAC...

http://markmaunder.com/2011/01/26/how-to-reliably-limit-the-amount-of-bandwidth-your-room-mate-or-bad-office-colleague-uses/
Forum: Foo
11-06-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,367
Posted By IntoTheWild

Thinkpads are great--about the only laptop brand...

Thinkpads are great--about the only laptop brand I like.

I think you should get another Thinkpad AND build a desktop system.
Forum: Foo
11-06-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 614
Posted By IntoTheWild

http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/a7c5/ ...

http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/a7c5/

225998
Forum: Foo
11-06-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,367
Posted By IntoTheWild

It really is amazing how many nerds are on the...

It really is amazing how many nerds are on the bike forums.
Forum: Foo
11-06-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 614
Posted By IntoTheWild

Ah, yes. That's Unix Epoch time, no? I think...

Ah, yes. That's Unix Epoch time, no? I think Thinkgeek had an alarm clock that told time in that format. I remember some folks spazzing a while back over the fact that from 1969 to 2037 (or 2038)...
Forum: Foo
11-06-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 614
Posted By IntoTheWild

No, I'm talking about the first 1:30 am vs the...

No, I'm talking about the first 1:30 am vs the second 1:30am.
Forum: Foo
11-06-11, 06:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,367
Posted By IntoTheWild

Computer setup...let's see if I can even recall...

Computer setup...let's see if I can even recall what's in mine...

Antec Sonata Case (so freaking quiet)
Corsair HX650 PSU
Intel I5-650
Some motherboard
4GB of some kind of RAM
NVIDIA Quadro...
Forum: Foo
11-06-11, 06:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,367
Posted By IntoTheWild

ECC RAM...phat. I haven't seen that stuff since I...

ECC RAM...phat. I haven't seen that stuff since I had a Dual Pentium Pro back in the 90's.
Forum: Foo
11-06-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 614
Posted By IntoTheWild

Also, I'm curious how computer software deals...

Also, I'm curious how computer software deals with the fact that there's two of the same hour on a particular day. For instance, if you say 1:30AM on Sunday November 6th, 2011, it's ambiguous because...
Forum: Foo
11-06-11, 06:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 614
Posted By IntoTheWild

Daylight savings time sucks...

...and so do time zones for that matter. It would be a lot simpler if everyone was on GMT time with no DST.

My 2 cents.
11-06-11, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By IntoTheWild

I disagree that 29ers would be better for road...

I disagree that 29ers would be better for road riding. The advantage of a 29er is that the wheel will hit obstacles at a more shallow angle, requiring less energy to roll over said obstacles. But on...
11-06-11, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By IntoTheWild

Looks cool. What's a Bolinas?

Looks cool. What's a Bolinas?
11-06-11, 05:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,918
Posted By IntoTheWild

Other ideas... 1) Throw out all of your...

Other ideas...

1) Throw out all of your pants and only wear shorts or capri pants from now on.
2) Let them get caught in the chain and simmer in the glory of the tattered warfare of man vs....
11-05-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,872
Posted By IntoTheWild

This goes for any brick and mortar business, not...

This goes for any brick and mortar business, not just bike shops:

"We can order that for you."

Really? So can I. Amazing.
11-05-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By IntoTheWild

I thought that was a wife, not a bicycle shop.

I thought that was a wife, not a bicycle shop.
Forum: Foo
11-05-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,184
Posted By IntoTheWild

Because women aren't stupid enough to believe an...

Because women aren't stupid enough to believe an ad campaign that says they should spend $5000+ on us?
Forum: Foo
11-05-11, 04:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,184
Posted By IntoTheWild

I do not believe in rings. They bring about more...

I do not believe in rings. They bring about more trouble than they are worth. I once heard of a story about a guy that got his wife a ring and she turned into a dark lord and killed him. Then the...
11-04-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By IntoTheWild

Spring Swap in Dart 2

What tools do I need to swap springs in a Rockshox Dart 2?
11-04-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By IntoTheWild

It's a DC25 rear hub on a Trek 3500. From what I...

It's a DC25 rear hub on a Trek 3500. From what I can find via google, the hub is made by Alexrims and it's an 8/9spd hub. So I guess I'm OK.
11-04-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By IntoTheWild

True, but my logic says I shouldn't touch a $5000...

True, but my logic says I shouldn't touch a $5000 bike unless I know what I'm doing.
11-04-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By IntoTheWild

Do I need to redish the wheel?

If I convert from 7spd to 8 or 9, do I need to redish the rear wheel?
11-04-11, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By IntoTheWild

Don't know fitness equipment very well, but I do...

Don't know fitness equipment very well, but I do know skateboards/skates/snowboards and such. I've considered a hybrid shop that would focus on more than just bicycles.
11-04-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By IntoTheWild

Yeah, I agree. I'll probably start with a course...

Yeah, I agree. I'll probably start with a course in wheel building, though. One day if I do open my own shop, I'd like to specialize in wheel building, touring bikes, single speed bikes, mountain...
11-04-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By IntoTheWild

I don't know. Does Sheldon Brown have an article...

I don't know. Does Sheldon Brown have an article on "tricky problems on $5000 bicycles"? If not, I'm probably out of luck. Most everything I know is from that man, the Jesus of Cycling.
11-04-11, 03:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By IntoTheWild

I've been thinking of taking one particular wheel...

I've been thinking of taking one particular wheel building course
11-03-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By IntoTheWild

Sounds like a plan--January would be a good time...

Sounds like a plan--January would be a good time frame. Why would you say not to get into it?

I think I'd like to have my own bicycle shop one day. I really admire Sheldon Brown and all that he...
11-03-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By IntoTheWild

Eh, who needs money?

Eh, who needs money?
11-03-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By IntoTheWild

Thanks for the input. I'm definitely not 16...

Thanks for the input. I'm definitely not 16 anymore, however.

I'd like to think I know a fair bit about bicycles, I just have no professional experience. The co-op sounds like a good idea--I'll...
11-03-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By IntoTheWild

How do you get a job as a bicycle mechanic?

If you have no professional experience, what's the best way in?
Forum: Foo
11-03-11, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By IntoTheWild

Ebay frustrations with international bidders

I don't like the hassle of international shipping so I always state in my auctions that I'll only ship within the United States. I also select the option that's suppose to block bidders in areas that...
Forum: Foo
11-03-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,498
Posted By IntoTheWild

Marty Robbins is great. I like Big Iron.

Marty Robbins is great. I like Big Iron.
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