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Forum: Commuting
07-12-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,581
Posted By wastan

surely we could get a legal type to draft an ...

surely we could get a legal type to draft an intimidating "declaration of responsibility for contents" that we could whip out and ask the offending clerk to sign (verified by photo id) as I often...
Forum: Foo
12-23-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,210
Posted By wastan

Saw movie and it was Dances With Smurfs which...

Saw movie and it was Dances With Smurfs which made me sad. Then I remembered the line from Aliens "Dust off and nuke the site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure." Then I smiled again because...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,684
Posted By wastan

If I were doing that to Barry Gibb I guess I'd...

If I were doing that to Barry Gibb I guess I'd wear a mask too.
12-11-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By wastan

Also make sure all the contacts are clean. I had...

Also make sure all the contacts are clean. I had one with no visible problem, yet cleaning the contact with a pencil eraser clearly removed "something" because that's when the light started working....
12-10-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,795
Posted By wastan

I use a generic version of Polident tablets for...

I use a generic version of Polident tablets for cleaning dentures. Was initially recommended to me for cleaning H2O bladders for hydration packs. Rinse it out with hot water afterward and zero...
12-09-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By wastan

Backpacks and Racks and Taillights

The hybridization of my Schwinn MTB is virtually complete. Two quick questions for others who have blazed the trail before me.

1) I've just added a rear Topeak Explorer rack. Ideally, I'd now...
12-08-09, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,115
Posted By wastan

If I were to use a BBG Superlite as a pants guard...

If I were to use a BBG Superlite as a pants guard on my 42 ring, would I order a 42 Superlite or a 44?
12-07-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By wastan

Cyclist's Revenge

see: http://edcforums.com/index.php?topic=34502.0;topicseen



For the record, I neither endorse nor recommend said revenge to others. Enjoy.
12-05-09, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By wastan

No Strap Slots on Seat

My seat doesn't have brackets/holders or whatever to thread straps for a decent sized seat bag through. I've tried just feeding them through the seat rails and the bag always winds up off balance...
12-02-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,200
Posted By wastan

just curious

What prompts the removal of the chainrings i.e., why not just don't shift those gears. I also have a 3x9 and I've toyed with removing the largest ring to make room for a bashguard to make it more...
12-02-09, 12:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,535
Posted By wastan

You might want to rethink your use of the word...

You might want to rethink your use of the word "fingering." I'm just sayin' it doesn't sound at all like what you mean...
11-19-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,898
Posted By wastan

Yes, it is harder on the eyes; and I have 20/15...

Yes, it is harder on the eyes; and I have 20/15 vision. In the old format, I preferred to load the list of new posts and scan down quickly, you could digest a lot of information quickly with the old...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,176
Posted By wastan

Best advice is not to try it; even if it's...

Best advice is not to try it; even if it's "technically" legit today, the same can't necessarily be said of tomorrow and you can never anticipate how current or moody the respective various TSA reps...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By wastan

Anyone with info on a Cutter Drome?

http://www.cutterbike.com/?cat=10&p=85

I'm curious what " Hardened steel construction, armor-covered cable" means in real life. Got one as a gift and it appears sturdy but don't wanna start...
11-09-09, 11:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,555
Posted By wastan

Seen the news video? It's priceless. They ...

Seen the news video? It's priceless. They point out that they're riding on streets where bikes aren't allowed, have motorcycle escorts, blow red lights, ride in groups not single file and...
11-08-09, 12:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,327
Posted By wastan

With the DX flashlights, it pays to disassemble...

With the DX flashlights, it pays to disassemble the light, check all the seals, clean all the contacts and reassemble light. Sometimes a dirty contact sneaks through quality control or an O ring is...
Forum: Foo
11-06-09, 12:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 904
Posted By wastan

Who the hell got to you people and what exactly...

Who the hell got to you people and what exactly did the corkscrew lobotomy achieve beyond oogy-fying your sense of women's musical taste. In my first serious relationship, "our song" was "I might...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-09, 11:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,808
Posted By wastan

And protect your lighting! I was in a "hurry"...

And protect your lighting! I was in a "hurry" today and locked up to a church fence. A few minutes later, my taillight is gone!
Forum: Commuting
11-01-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,673
Posted By wastan

Do a search for dealextreme.com and you'll find...

Do a search for dealextreme.com and you'll find many discussions of lights that are super bright and super cheap (as well as a number of flashlight brackets; I think the one I bought cost $1.5...
Forum: Foo
11-01-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 954
Posted By wastan

Most likely he saved the critter from getting...

Most likely he saved the critter from getting squished. Remember these things aren't out there just waiting to bite somebody. First time I held one was as a kid (maybe 14?). It was a black...
10-29-09, 01:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By wastan

If you've got a local army surplus store, they...

If you've got a local army surplus store, they might have these in stock so you can go try on one (then order online 'cause it's cheaper). Ebay carries lots of these too but the quality is...
10-28-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By wastan

You could go with something pitched more to the...

You could go with something pitched more to the hunting & law enforcement crowd like this http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/PACK121-1.html

Hydration ready, cheap, tons of organization potential,...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 10:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,544
Posted By wastan

another vote for Dealextreme. I'm using a...

another vote for Dealextreme. I'm using a "lesser" cree flashlight (i.e., not a p7) in a holder (also DX) that cost me less that $15 total. I think delivery time was around 2 weeks.
10-18-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By wastan

Just buy some caffeine in pill form--if there's...

Just buy some caffeine in pill form--if there's any magic in there, that's what's doing it. Of course you might wanna ask a doctor before using that much caff on a regular basis.
Forum: Northeast
10-14-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By wastan

There are several performance stores local to DC...

There are several performance stores local to DC (Fairfax VA and Rockville MD that I know of) but I would head to REI first. You might also check out some non-bike specific sites like...
Forum: Foo
10-13-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,735
Posted By wastan

OK, not me but on a rock climbing message board I...

OK, not me but on a rock climbing message board I can't remember there was the story of a guy who got his ring finger wedged into a tight spot, crushing his wedding ring down to the bone. To get his...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,897
Posted By wastan

It might be worth it to make a trip out to the...

It might be worth it to make a trip out to the 'burbs to visit one of the Performance Bike stores. They have a much larger inventory in stock than most of the DC LBS I've visited.
10-04-09, 03:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,335
Posted By wastan

Watts, Lumens and the Law

My locale has a law requiring bike lights to be at least 1 Watt. Kinda silly language because it doesn't really measure something relevant to what I presume their intent was. I'm using one of the...
09-29-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,187
Posted By wastan

I did that conversion going from 2.1 to 1.75. In...

I did that conversion going from 2.1 to 1.75. In my ignorance, I didn't measure the rims but seems lucky so far.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By wastan

I used 26" Kenda Klaw XT on my MTB that I've...

I used 26" Kenda Klaw XT on my MTB that I've since made more civilized by switching to Michelin Country Rocks. The Kendas were great and grippy, but way too much so for my road and trail use. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By wastan

Both you and your wife got aggressive and hostile...

Both you and your wife got aggressive and hostile with a guy you didn't know (in other words who may be armed and nuts) in a gas station. With your child in the car.

Moreover, your wife used a...
09-23-09, 11:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,820
Posted By wastan

I've taken up riding for health reasons too. I...

I've taken up riding for health reasons too. I got a Schwinn Mesa (XL frame); some grief from a LBS aside, it's done what I needed--get me outside and working. When I can afford it and prove to...
09-11-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,310
Posted By wastan

On the other hand, trying to gin up outrage over...

On the other hand, trying to gin up outrage over this will likely have a contrary effect, reinforcing the stereotype that cyclists are elitists demanding inordinate concessions from the public. This...
09-07-09, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By wastan

I spoke too soon. Just ordered Country Rock from...

I spoke too soon. Just ordered Country Rock from Bike Island. Will see if it's really in stock.
09-07-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By wastan

Michelin Country Rock seem like they're out of...

Michelin Country Rock seem like they're out of stock everywhere. Maybe a discontinued item because I didn't find them on the Michelin website either.
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