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Forum: Commuting
01-08-10, 09:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,581
Posted By kill.cactus

Lithium and abilify are often used together. ...

Lithium and abilify are often used together.

Also lithium is a mood stabilizer and only an antidepressant when combined with abilify. Abilify would almost never be prescribed
unless he was...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Mud
Views: 373
Posted By kill.cactus

First post in months, if not years

First post in months, if not years
Forum: Commuting
04-20-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Mud
Views: 373
Posted By kill.cactus

Mud

Yay
07-19-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By kill.cactus

I've had the same happen. Bake the pads at...

I've had the same happen.

Bake the pads at your LBS (they'll have the torch and should do it for like 5 dollars), then soak the rotors in rubbing alcohol. That is what I did and it worked well.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,482
Posted By kill.cactus

really? using quarry road? I couldn't access...

really? using quarry road?

I couldn't access your mapmyride page, so I guess I couldn't see that we selected similar streets
Forum: Commuting
07-12-08, 10:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,482
Posted By kill.cactus

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=6586...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=6586065703243086646,40.245841,-74.874297%3B15617125620716623216,40.245249,-74.905548%3B16780171969179900033,40.217990,-75.017700%3B4324520728075664164,40....
Forum: Commuting
07-12-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,482
Posted By kill.cactus

Well... sorry to admit it but some of cycling...

Well... sorry to admit it but some of cycling does entail this.

However if you aren't scared about people showing up at your door, you can give us a google maps route from your house or starting...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-08, 10:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,752
Posted By kill.cactus

unicycles don't let you put out as much power as...

unicycles don't let you put out as much power as a safety bike does
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,576
Posted By kill.cactus

I'm sure this was a joke on some kid's part. I...

I'm sure this was a joke on some kid's part. I was parked up at the U of Michigan's North Campus (those damn engineers!).

I'm not going to worry about this happening again, but I will make sure to...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By kill.cactus

I have a Trek 7200FX (they renamed it the FX 7.2...

I have a Trek 7200FX (they renamed it the FX 7.2 later) which is very similar to the 7.3. I find it to be a very sturdy bike and would recommend it to anyone interested in commuting. It is, however,...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By kill.cactus

Ann Arbor!

Ann Arbor!
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,576
Posted By kill.cactus

I've had lights stolen before... but this?

I've had a cheap rear light jacked off my bike, and ever since I've kept everything of value that has some kind of quick release mechanism locked to my bike or on my person. I never thought, though,...
Forum: Foo
06-25-08, 06:48 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,121
Posted By kill.cactus

Are the rear brakes on this focus noticeably...

Are the rear brakes on this focus noticeably detrimental or are they indistinguishable from disks?


Haha sounds like we're discussing rim vs disk
06-25-08, 06:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,427
Posted By kill.cactus

I give him 11 minutes JK, it is cool that...

I give him 11 minutes

JK, it is cool that you can do some maintenance on your bike now!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By kill.cactus

Well as Sheldon Brown described it, I think it is...

Well as Sheldon Brown described it, I think it is spoke rub. I don't true the wheel often and I don't adjust after every ride or anything so I doubt it is settling back into some "natural" state.
...
06-01-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By kill.cactus

pictures will be necessary :)

pictures will be necessary :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By kill.cactus

Spoke rub - dangerous?

Disclaimer: I've searched but haven't found this info. specifically

If I am right in my diagnosis (with the late Sheldon Brown's much appreciated help), I experience a lot of spoke rub with my...
06-01-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By kill.cactus

Just curious, how do you measure strength?...

Just curious, how do you measure strength? Ability to stay true?
05-29-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By kill.cactus

Anyone have information about this bike?

Pictured first in a troll post on the roadie forum (asking how he or she could shed a few grams off of it)

http://i25.tinypic.com/29em7fo.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,525
Posted By kill.cactus

Yay for physics!

Yay for physics!
Forum: Commuting
05-16-08, 08:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,552
Posted By kill.cactus

FACE

FACE
Forum: Commuting
05-16-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By kill.cactus

woo!

woo!
05-16-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By kill.cactus

I'm taking the bike to the mechanic - we'll see...

I'm taking the bike to the mechanic - we'll see what happens :)
05-16-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By kill.cactus

oh haha :)

oh haha :)
05-16-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By kill.cactus

hopefully this is sarcasm...

hopefully this is sarcasm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,101
Posted By kill.cactus

The situation might be different for you, but I'd...

The situation might be different for you, but I'd probably laugh and say "hey you used us to get there" and pretend it was nothing, highlighting the fact that maybe he is a little to proud about what...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-08, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,176
Posted By kill.cactus

I have LOOK styled pedals from Nashbar and rode...

I have LOOK styled pedals from Nashbar and rode them for a while without cleats but I wouldn't recommend it - if the pedals get wet they're pretty slippery. On top of that, most SPD pedals are very...
05-13-08, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By kill.cactus

Checked. Perfect contact settings and the brake...

Checked. Perfect contact settings and the brake lines are as smooth as they've ever been (cleaned them a little while ago)
05-13-08, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By kill.cactus

They've only been used about four hundred miles. ...

They've only been used about four hundred miles.

And when I talk about "when I first got my BB5s" I really meant "when I last replaced the pads" although truly the disks I'm running never really...
05-13-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By kill.cactus

Disk brake grief

Problem: Disk brakes offering near-zero stopping force

Examination: I've had my disks (avid bb5s) for a while. They've never really stopped as well as some other disk equipped bikes I've ridden...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-08, 06:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,460
Posted By kill.cactus

HTFU Just kidding, yeah it sucks a lot. ...

HTFU

Just kidding, yeah it sucks a lot.

I am still a clipless noob
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-08, 06:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,464
Posted By kill.cactus

There is a point at which you have to realize...

There is a point at which you have to realize that fighting a theif might land you in the hospital though. So I mean, be smart about what you do as well :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-08, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By kill.cactus

My rear tire is "commuting specific" which means...

My rear tire is "commuting specific" which means it has minimal (but pronounced) tread on the center and sides. Also it was like 8 dollars from my LBS which probably means it is pretty non-sticky...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,464
Posted By kill.cactus

:mad:That's F'ed up. I'd recommend if this...

:mad:That's F'ed up.

I'd recommend if this happens to a lot of people in your area to organize group night rides. Maybe turn this into a bloods vs crips thing, right?

No but seriously, it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By kill.cactus

Drifting. Seriously.

I'm coming home from school, which entails an initial drop of like 200 feet or so pretty quickly. I'm riding my commuter hybrid and building speed down a moderately steep hill that eventually I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-08, 10:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,953
Posted By kill.cactus

Why's everyone bashing accelerade? I've never had...

Why's everyone bashing accelerade? I've never had it but what is so bad about it?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-08, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By kill.cactus

Toe overlap poses more of a problem when you're...

Toe overlap poses more of a problem when you're making low speed, tight maneuvers since your wheel will be turned much more sharply than when you're making a high speed turn that isn't nearly as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,572
Posted By kill.cactus

I was gonna say those wheels had a friggin lot of...

I was gonna say those wheels had a friggin lot of spokes
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,160
Posted By kill.cactus

You have to keep in mind that unless it is taking...

You have to keep in mind that unless it is taking into account the temperature, your weight+bike's weight+slope of incline and the efficiency with which you pedal it isn't possible to measure the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,242
Posted By kill.cactus

Of what you listed, only the bike, pads (which...

Of what you listed, only the bike, pads (which you could have gotten online for half the price), pump (ditto), lights (can't really save too much here), spd pedals (got used pair online that were...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By kill.cactus

The crank looks almost new - did you ride your...

The crank looks almost new - did you ride your Scattante at all?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-08, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,621
Posted By kill.cactus

Personal preference, but nose down in order to...

Personal preference, but nose down in order to keep my weight on my pelvic bones
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-08, 10:57 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,984
Posted By kill.cactus

Um... GW has spent millions of dollars keeping...

Um... GW has spent millions of dollars keeping prices as "low" as possible by subsidizing oil firms.

Unfortunately the reason he has to do this (indeed the reason gas is even rising in price at...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-08, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By kill.cactus

Night riding seems so much faster, too

Night riding seems so much faster, too
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-08, 10:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,894
Posted By kill.cactus

+1 is that just cosmetic CF on the...

+1

is that just cosmetic CF on the chainrings???
04-20-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,051
Posted By kill.cactus

That is basically a road bike with the rear frame...

That is basically a road bike with the rear frame triangle replaced

the geometry is unforgiving!
04-20-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By kill.cactus

I got used Shimano XTR SPD clipless pedals for...

I got used Shimano XTR SPD clipless pedals for like 30 dollars via ebay - saved myself a good hundred dollars or so and they work like magic :)

Can't help you with your saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By kill.cactus

The new cover for Bicycling Mag's Swimsuit...

The new cover for Bicycling Mag's Swimsuit Edition?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By kill.cactus

I'd swap tire selection for "wheel/tire...

I'd swap tire selection for "wheel/tire combination" and engine for "engine and body mass"
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-08, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By kill.cactus

Where was the original "tractor up"...

Where was the original "tractor up" used?
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