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Forum: Commuting
01-31-08, 11:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,296
Posted By bugmenot

This is really troubling to me. I think it's...

This is really troubling to me. I think it's another example of out of control law enforcement. Tasers and stun guns are dangerous, sometimes lethal weapons. I've read of incidents where stun guns...
01-11-08, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By bugmenot

Sturmey Archer indicators

There are definitely indicators in a many different sizes.

However, you can just use the shorter indicator in the longer axle if you adjust it properly. You won't be able to line up the shoulder...
12-29-07, 04:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,048
Posted By bugmenot

Stop breaking the law. Slower traffic keep right....

Stop breaking the law. Slower traffic keep right.

The 2007 Florida Statutes

316.081 Driving on right side of roadway; exceptions.--

(2) Upon all roadways, any vehicle proceeding at less...
12-28-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By bugmenot

I think you need a UN-71 or 72 to do the Phil...

I think you need a UN-71 or 72 to do the Phil Wood cup trick. Also, some Tange cartridge BBs have removable cups and may be worth a look.

I wish all cartridge BB makers would publish how much R/L...
Forum: Touring
12-28-07, 01:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,518
Posted By bugmenot

My main basis for the conclusion is the short...

My main basis for the conclusion is the short reach sidepull brakes, which prove that the frame was designed for nothing larger than a 28mm wide tire and no fenders. That does not a make for a...
Forum: Touring
12-27-07, 09:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,518
Posted By bugmenot

This bike is not a loaded touring bike! It is...

This bike is not a loaded touring bike! It is clearly a go-fast bike in the mold of Bruce's custom frames as seen here (http://bgcycles.com/lugged.html). It could even be considered a racing frame,...
12-21-07, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,519
Posted By bugmenot

191 posts in the last month and 43 in the past...

191 posts in the last month and 43 in the past week = "not posting much"?
12-20-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By bugmenot

You can also look for a 61cm Bianchi Volpe to try...

You can also look for a 61cm Bianchi Volpe to try out for fit as it is pretty much the same frame as the San Jose.
12-19-07, 10:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,953
Posted By bugmenot

A possible explanation for the cop's poor...

A possible explanation for the cop's poor behavior is that he's had to deal with bike local bike lunatics like Jason Meggs (google) and is painting all cyclists with the same brush. Reprehensible but...
12-19-07, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,401
Posted By bugmenot

Use the Shimano 14-28 7spd freewheel. Still being...

Use the Shimano 14-28 7spd freewheel. Still being made and stocked today. The only negative is the ugly 28t cog, in a contrasting color with Japanglish text printed on it. 52x14 ought to be plenty of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,626
Posted By bugmenot

It would bring a big smile on my face if those...

It would bring a big smile on my face if those two on a tandem were members of a minority group.
12-17-07, 06:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,656
Posted By bugmenot

It's not a matter of the OP asking an "idiotic...

It's not a matter of the OP asking an "idiotic question." He's asking about the best way to handle a cyclist that is trying to overtake him on the right when he is preparing for/attempting to make a...
12-17-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,656
Posted By bugmenot

"As I turn left, the cyclist drifts farther right...

"As I turn left, the cyclist drifts farther right than me, and attempts to accelerate past me, but isn't quite fast enough. So I'm about to turn right with a cyclist feet from my bumper."

Bike...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-07, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By bugmenot

3 things on my bike: rear blinky, front blinky...

3 things on my bike: rear blinky, front blinky and fender. I always take the front blink off and leave the back on. I now take the rear fender (mtn bike removable) as this is my second one after...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By bugmenot

New 2006 Marin Novato for $218.24 + shipping.

This is a decent deal for a bike that I worked up by combining various discounts. I am not going to jump on this deal because I have too many bikes :(. Actually, I thought long and hard about...
10-23-07, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By bugmenot

Oh well, seems kind of like a janky idea anyway. ...

Oh well, seems kind of like a janky idea anyway. I'm in Portland.

I'm thinking you meant expendable?
10-20-07, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By bugmenot

I've been searching for someone that will weld...

I've been searching for someone that will weld posts onto my aluminum frame too. In a pretty bike-central town I've not been able to find anyone so far. I'd love to know if you bought the adapter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-07, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,621
Posted By bugmenot

Thanks for the review. Sounds like a good...

Thanks for the review. Sounds like a good inexpensive alternative. How much did it set you back?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-07, 07:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,291
Posted By bugmenot

Hippies also had a lot to do with that keyboard...

Hippies also had a lot to do with that keyboard you're typing on, yamcha:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IOEU90/ref=cm_rdp_product/102-7895092-1067347

Sorry.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-07, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,291
Posted By bugmenot

I can't believe you. First you ask for...

I can't believe you.

First you ask for advice and help. FFanatic gives it and you denigrate his response by saying he paid too much.

The proper approach would be to get your job done, post...
09-06-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,639
Posted By bugmenot

fixed

fixed
08-30-07, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By bugmenot

Aero Disc Covers

Does anyone know if anyone still has these. They cover the wheel while riding, posibly making it more aerodynamic. Any help would be appreciated.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-07, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By bugmenot

Aero Disc Covers????

Does anyone know if wheel covers still are made? THey used to make aero disc covers to go over your wheels while riding. Anyone with helpful info please let me know.
Forum: Foo
08-28-07, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 781
Posted By bugmenot

sounds like

you just need some love
http://www.unlimitedloveinstitute.org/welcome/index.html

and remember, never turn into a giant snake; it never solves anything.
Forum: Foo
08-18-07, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By bugmenot

It's illegal "sharing" (aka stealing) of...

It's illegal "sharing" (aka stealing) of copyrighted material, hence the thieves are whining.

Bravo for the ISPs!
Forum: Commuting
08-16-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,709
Posted By bugmenot

Sounds like the plot for "Groundhog...

Sounds like the plot for "Groundhog Day."
Forum: Touring
07-19-07, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By bugmenot

Velo Orange was, AFAIK, started someone new to...

Velo Orange was, AFAIK, started someone new to the bike biz. It's target market is the neo-Francophiles, the Bicycle Quarterly crowd who want constructeur-style bikes (the VO logo is inspired by the...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-07, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,346
Posted By bugmenot

Fuji makes a Kyoto model. ...

Fuji makes a Kyoto model.
http://www.fujibikes.com
Forum: Commuting
07-16-07, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,709
Posted By bugmenot

Agree with n2t. If all a person considering the...

Agree with n2t. If all a person considering the denali gets from this thread is the rim tape fix, it will have been worth it. Keep on keeping on, cigtech.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-07, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,448
Posted By bugmenot

Can I get your impressions on the Performance...

Can I get your impressions on the Performance World? I'm considering it. There's been several posts about it here, but I think your the first one that I've seen that has one. What would be the...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-07, 07:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,351
Posted By bugmenot

[QUOTE=JeffS]I don't buy bikes with the intention...

[QUOTE=JeffS]I don't buy bikes with the intention of selling them, but I definitely buy bikes that are resellable. If I can buy a bike, ride it a while to see if I like it, then sell it for what I...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,351
Posted By bugmenot

Thanks for the responses. So far: 1....

Thanks for the responses. So far:

1. Titanium framed bikes (probably too pricey for me)
2. steel touring bikes (might look into those).

Any others?
Forum: Commuting
07-10-07, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,351
Posted By bugmenot

I've only been seriously commuting for about 9...

I've only been seriously commuting for about 9 months now and (I think) I'm the kind of person that would like a different bike every year or so. Call it "wanton bike lust". Also, I don't think I'm...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,351
Posted By bugmenot

There's too much of a "hassle" factor in buying...

There's too much of a "hassle" factor in buying used. Craigslist pickings are pretty slim here. yard sale bikes have a little rust, which scares me away. Then there's the sizing question that is...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,351
Posted By bugmenot

What bikes have a better resale value?

I'm not sure it's commuter style bikes because not many LBS push them or have maybe 1-2 commuters in stock. On commuters, I am familiar with the debate on "if only LBSs stocked more, they would sell...
07-10-07, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By bugmenot

Electric Chopper bike on sale. Strip it for parts?

Thought I'd post this in case anyone is interested. TRU has this kids chopper bike on sale for $99. The description says it has 2 12V SLAs, controller, 250watt motor. Haven't seen one of these in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-07, 07:30 AM
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-07, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,413
Posted By bugmenot

Good point about the higher speeds. I never...

Good point about the higher speeds. I never thought about going higher and the cost effectiveness. As evil pointed out, have to make sure the spoke holes fit the old dahon wheel. That's the...
07-08-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,814
Posted By bugmenot

Sort of off-topic, but has anyone seen an xmart...

Sort of off-topic, but has anyone seen an xmart bike with an internal 3 speed hub? I may have seen this in one of the sunday flyers. I'd like to buy one, maybe even used, swap out the hub from this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-07, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,413
Posted By bugmenot

Do they sell 20 rear wheels with 3 speed internal hubs already installed.

I'd like to swap out my single speed rear wheel from my dahon boardwalk and install a 3 speed internal hub. As always, cost is a consideration.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-07, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By bugmenot

No way. That would have to be the LHT. The LHT is...

No way. That would have to be the LHT. The LHT is virtually a TIG-welded Atlantis; it has the same small frames-26"/large frames-700c setup and similar geometry in most sizes.
Forum: Commuting
07-05-07, 09:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,186
Posted By bugmenot

More bike friendly cities...this time on video! ...

More bike friendly cities...this time on video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rwwxrWHBB8

Didn't know about Bogota's bike friendliness, though. I know that it is a very hilly city. You'd...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-07, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By bugmenot

The Schwinn World line has 700x28c & fenders. ...

The Schwinn World line has 700x28c & fenders. Plus, it comes with a full-on chainguard and a free rear rack. I think a kickstand, too.
07-03-07, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By bugmenot

Please let us know your experience. Thanks.

Please let us know your experience. Thanks.
07-03-07, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By bugmenot

Ok to bend my rack extender to make it fit? Pix attached.

I'm transferring over my rack from my old bike to another one. However, this rack is too long or my rear wheel area is too short. The adjustable extenders that protude from my rack are at the...
06-29-07, 10:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 44,485
Posted By bugmenot

Here's a Tri-Star, a 3 speed I picked up a year...

Here's a Tri-Star, a 3 speed I picked up a year ago. The front rack is a Wald and the front wheel isn't original. Shimano 3S rear hub and 27" steel rims. The last bit suggests that the 650A (590)...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-07, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By bugmenot

Thanks for the replies. I did the nashbar...

Thanks for the replies. I did the nashbar search.

This looks promising:
...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-07, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By bugmenot

Any cool (temperature) gloves for the purpose of protecting your hands?

I'm wondering if there are any gloves (full or half finger) that just protect your hands from a skinning them on a spill. I've got some padded half finger leather gloves. I also have cushiony grips...
06-27-07, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By bugmenot

That is very nice price. Thanks for the link,...

That is very nice price. Thanks for the link, sock. What's the shipping?

The cost for 3 good 12V SLA batteries would be about $75, digitalman. The good thing about not including the batts is...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-07, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 907,940
Posted By bugmenot

Fairly uneventful except for this: Best way...

Fairly uneventful except for this:

Best way to describe this intersection is a Y. This is in a residential area. One road feeds into the other. I was on the 'main' one. the other road should...
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