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10-11-07, 02:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,205
Posted By es_seattle

You have resurrected an old thread, and therefore...

You have resurrected an old thread, and therefore are apparently likely to be flamed (or at least eaten by a Grue). But the timing is funny in that I am just going through an upgrade and was going...
06-19-06, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By es_seattle

I had a little click when the pedal got a little...

I had a little click when the pedal got a little loose on its shaft. Had to tighten the bolt at the outside of the pedal. Looked all over the drivetrain (as far as the pedal/crank connections) before...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-03, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,338
Posted By es_seattle

I'll quote my own post on this subject from last...

I'll quote my own post on this subject from last year:

"Strangely enough, I often enjoy the winter commute, which here in Seattle means dark and rain. But if I'm sealed in the Goretex suit,...
08-08-03, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By es_seattle

Some cyclocross info here: ...

Some cyclocross info here:
http://marymoor.velodrome.org/

I've cycle commuted here in past winters, and used fenders, rain suit, booties, gloves, lights, reflective clothes (it gets dark pretty...
04-17-03, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By es_seattle

I've been running XT (MTB) front and rear der's...

I've been running XT (MTB) front and rear der's on my road triple (52-42-30) for a couple of years, and they've performed flawlessly (with a 7 speed cassette).
04-06-03, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By es_seattle

My mom's a bit older now, and isn't terribly fit...

My mom's a bit older now, and isn't terribly fit to step over/around a standard frame. So I for one am glad somebody is still producing them. She certainly isn't going to break it for lack of...
Forum: Touring
03-11-03, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By es_seattle

I know you said 23-25, but if you were willing to...

I know you said 23-25, but if you were willing to go up to a 700x28, I have nothing but good to say about the Vittoria Randonneur.
03-05-03, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By es_seattle

The trials riding was fun to watch, and testing a...

The trials riding was fun to watch, and testing a tandem was kinda fun, but IMO it weren't worth no $7. But I suppose I shouldn't complain, relatively speaking--$7 was about 1/500th the cost of the...
12-22-02, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Posted By es_seattle

Sure, I do it in winter; I'd love to have some...

Sure, I do it in winter; I'd love to have some snow to ride in, but I settle for mud.
12-22-02, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By es_seattle

I agree. My first impression was that the...

I agree. My first impression was that the physicality just doesn't look natural. Maybe it's just that they're French? :p
12-03-02, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By es_seattle

Yeah, I switched my bikes to right/front; for the...

Yeah, I switched my bikes to right/front; for the motorcycle thing and because I prefer having my dominant hand on the primary brake.
10-22-02, 03:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,205
Posted By es_seattle

I use the Kelly Take-Offs on my road bike, and I...

I use the Kelly Take-Offs on my road bike, and I love 'em. Because I had a lot of spare parts around, I bought only the $40 mounts plus some d-tube cable stops for $10. My shifters are Shimano 7...
10-22-02, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By es_seattle

I put Vittoria Randonneur 700x28s on my...

I put Vittoria Randonneur 700x28s on my girlfriend's Peugeot road bike for commuting, touring, etc. They seems like a great tire to me; good puncture protection, 85 psi, a good balance of durablility...
10-16-02, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By es_seattle

"...some of the many prohibitions in the park,...

"...some of the many prohibitions in the park, which include bicycling, inline skating, skateboarding, loitering or swimming or wading in the fountain. "

How dare they lift the prohibition on...
10-09-02, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,032
Posted By es_seattle

Yup. I think some people who are...

Yup.

I think some people who are uncomfortable with their own lack of fitness or diet discipline sooth themselves by gobbing off to those with a bit more discipline.
(IMO):rolleyes:
09-30-02, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,907
Posted By es_seattle

I'm a born-again spinner, so I'd advise...

I'm a born-again spinner, so I'd advise practicing it. It seems like a lot of people (myself in particular) instinctively push, rather than spin; but I forced myself to learn, and my knees thank me...
09-17-02, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By es_seattle

I'm not too familiar with STI shifters, but if...

I'm not too familiar with STI shifters, but if the der. cage is truly moving too far out (and it's not just chain-line angle causing the problem), why not just set the outer limiting screw on the...
09-17-02, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By es_seattle

I use a Rio MP3 player sometimes in the woods,...

I use a Rio MP3 player sometimes in the woods, but I can't handle it on the streets. I find music is great to have on skis, snowboard, or MTB--as long as I keep the volume to where I can hear voices.
09-16-02, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By es_seattle

Ah, jealousy! I can't wait to build my next bike,...

Ah, jealousy! I can't wait to build my next bike, which will be a single (or maybe fixed), which will happen as soon as I spot the bike or frame at a garage sale. I am inspired by this thread. And as...
09-13-02, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,509
Posted By es_seattle

Given that my commuter is an old Schwinn MTB...

Given that my commuter is an old Schwinn MTB frame with Airwing bars, 7 speeds and is built of mostly second hand parts, I think of it as "le Freak". The MTB is "the Pony"; got a little plastic...
09-11-02, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,316
Posted By es_seattle

I've also switched my US-standard (l-f, r-r) to...

I've also switched my US-standard (l-f, r-r) to right-front, for most of the reasons stated in this thread: I want my right (dominant)hand controlling the primary brake; when I use hand signals (with...
09-09-02, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,581
Posted By es_seattle

I think I was about 5 when I got my 3-speed blue...

I think I was about 5 when I got my 3-speed blue banana seat something-or-other, followed a couple years later by a blue, banana seat 5-speed Huffy (with a huge, car style shifter on the top...
09-05-02, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By es_seattle

Yeah; I was going to buy a tube before the ride,...

Yeah; I was going to buy a tube before the ride, but it showed up in my registration packet. I'll probably buy a tube before my next long ride.
09-05-02, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By es_seattle

I put it on the chamois (real in one pair of...

I put it on the chamois (real in one pair of shorts, synthetic in the other), then apply shorts to the person. I think that's what it said on the tube? And a much more appropriate method when sitting...
09-05-02, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By es_seattle

I used it for the first time on the STP this...

I used it for the first time on the STP this year, and I think it really helped. It did feel a little uncomfortable until it warmed up, though!
08-30-02, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,147
Posted By es_seattle

This issue has been a peeve of mine as well. I...

This issue has been a peeve of mine as well. I agree that it's situational and there are times when calling out your pass is unnecessary; but on my commute, there are plenty of times when people's...
08-30-02, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By es_seattle

Sounds like your stable is missing a Fool's...

Sounds like your stable is missing a Fool's Parade Bike! Glue some fake fur on it, a few air horns, pinwheels, spoke beads; think Quadrophenia and see if you can get it up to 60 pounds. Well, that's...
08-28-02, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By es_seattle

Unless the law has changed, it is NOT illegal to...

Unless the law has changed, it is NOT illegal to ride the sidewalks in Seattle (if that's where you're doing it). A helmet is also not mandated. But, when I make my shorter commute I am pretty much...
08-28-02, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By es_seattle

It seems to me that it somewhat depends on the...

It seems to me that it somewhat depends on the bike lane. Some are just the right width to keep cars out but provide enought room for a bike, while others just tempt drivers to use them. (In that...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-02, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By es_seattle

Acknowledging others seems to be a lost art....

Acknowledging others seems to be a lost art. You've got to be pretty focused or pretty tired if you can't spare just a smile or nod when someone greets you.
08-20-02, 12:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,613
Posted By es_seattle

10 alternate: You have a water bottle under your...

10 alternate: You have a water bottle under your car seat.
08-19-02, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,612
Posted By es_seattle

I used to ride a bit with a former pro BMX'er...

I used to ride a bit with a former pro BMX'er (what a pain in the butt to MTB with); and he said a few guys on the circuit put helium in their tires. He didn't, however, have any info on whether it...
Forum: Introductions
08-19-02, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By es_seattle

Do it! Somewhere in between sounds good. Maybe...

Do it! Somewhere in between sounds good. Maybe somewhere around Cle Elum or the Ellensberg-Yakima area? I don't know east-slope rides.
:beer:
Forum: Introductions
08-19-02, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By es_seattle

Mygod! They're letting Australians have visas...

Mygod! They're letting Australians have visas now? :D
I spent 4 months in Oz, and even got to do some road biking into the moutains around Cairns. I'll bet you haven't seen any 6 foot lizards run...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-02, 12:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,334
Posted By es_seattle

One-way is about 6 miles with about 23 or 24...

One-way is about 6 miles with about 23 or 24 lights and stop signs (mostly lights). But the street I take into the city center has well-timed lights, so I can roll the last 7 or 8.
08-06-02, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,556
Posted By es_seattle

The same in Seattle; you are supposed to put the...

The same in Seattle; you are supposed to put the bike in the front position so the driver can easily see where his/her front end is. At least that's what I'm told.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-02, 11:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,054
Posted By es_seattle

OK, this is my last post on this thread. Just a...

OK, this is my last post on this thread. Just a couple things:

I apologize for not being clear enough in my last posts. I don't have a problem with traffic laws applying to cyclists; the laws...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-02, 12:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,054
Posted By es_seattle

I don't understand this. I don't...

I don't understand this.



I don't believe I ever said that I was special, that bikes were exempt from any laws, or that I wasn't breaking the law when I jump red lights or jaywalk. Nor do I...
Forum: Touring
08-02-02, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By es_seattle

The cardboard bike box from Crateworks is 11" X...

The cardboard bike box from Crateworks is 11" X 30" X 45.5". $99, but reusable.
http://www.crateworks.com/
Forum: Commuting
07-31-02, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By es_seattle

I can always tell when the STP is about 2 weeks...

I can always tell when the STP is about 2 weeks away; the "commuter" volume suddenly quadruples. Then for about a week afterward, the ones that got really excited about biking are still there. Then...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-02, 04:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,054
Posted By es_seattle

What an irresistable thread! I guess I'm one of...

What an irresistable thread! I guess I'm one of the bad ones; I occasionally jump lights on my commute. Never, ever, without stopping to check for cross traffic, though; and never at an intersection...
07-29-02, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By es_seattle

Well, I've never seen a Segway in use; but around...

Well, I've never seen a Segway in use; but around downtown Seattle I've seen a few powered scooters (2-wheel in-line). One was a big electric thing on the downtown sidewalks, narrower than a Segway...
07-29-02, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 949
Posted By es_seattle

Good Lord! People use the indicators where you...

Good Lord! People use the indicators where you ride?! You lucky &*$@! You must think the suns shines out your ass! :D
07-24-02, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By es_seattle

The hazards of MUPs

See Seattle Times story here (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134499114_biker24e.html)

My girlfriend works with the widow, and from her description it sounds like the group coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-02, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By es_seattle

I love 105 components, and I think they're the...

I love 105 components, and I think they're the best price/performance value Shimano has. I've used Tiagra once and wasn't happy with the performance. (FWIW).
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07-18-02, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By es_seattle

Well, I bike commute to my job in downtown...

Well, I bike commute to my job in downtown Seattle, so he must be talking about me. After all, I think I've committed every one of the offenses he lists; though I like to think never without good...
07-17-02, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By es_seattle

I've always gotten creaking from my BB (while...

I've always gotten creaking from my BB (while pushing hard) when a crank was coming loose. Probably not the problem, but worth checking just in case.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-02, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By es_seattle

The shield is the Cycle Gear visor; which can be...

The shield is the Cycle Gear visor; which can be had online at Performance:
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=5081
It works remarkably well if you take care of it with defogger...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-02, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By es_seattle

Strangely enough, I often enjoy the winter...

Strangely enough, I often enjoy the winter commute, which here in Seattle means dark and rain. But if I'm sealed in the Goretex suit, neoprene booties, full-finger gloves and eye shield that Velcros...
06-20-02, 12:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,420
Posted By es_seattle

Is there a tiny, pulpy scrap of this dead horse...

Is there a tiny, pulpy scrap of this dead horse lying somewhere in the forum for me to whip?

Velocipedio is correct: You can't possibly know what someone is thinking (hence what their motives are...
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