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Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,582
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Tire size shouldn't have much of anything to do...

Tire size shouldn't have much of anything to do with it. It sounds to me like your weight is too far forward when you're getting started. Perhaps you're sort of lunging forward to initiate some...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,389
Posted By Mr. Cranky

From http://sheldonbrown.com/tires.html ...

From http://sheldonbrown.com/tires.html



Narrower Front, Wider Rear If lightness is the primary goal, tire width/weight is limited by the risk of pinch cut flats...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-12, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,258
Posted By Mr. Cranky

That. Is. Awesome!

That. Is. Awesome!
09-20-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,875
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I'm generally happy with Strava.

I'm generally happy with Strava.
09-16-12, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I saw the scene too. The fire department was...

I saw the scene too. The fire department was performing CPR as I went by. Sad sad day indeed. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
09-06-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,078
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I live in the area too. What radio station was...

I live in the area too. What radio station was this?
07-16-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Hey there hydrophish. Congrats on the new bike,...

Hey there hydrophish. Congrats on the new bike, that's always a great feeling. I'm in the same general area as you (live in Kirkland, work in Everett). I commute by bike occasionally and have found...
06-22-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Yeah, no torque wrench needed for this. 1 Nm is...

Yeah, no torque wrench needed for this. 1 Nm is about 9 inch-pounds, so 40 Nm is about 360 inch-pounds. If your wrench is 12 inches long, use about 30 lbs of force, without worrying about being too...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Mr. Cranky

On flat ground, your effort goes against air...

On flat ground, your effort goes against air resistance and the rolling resistance of the tires against the ground.
06-05-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,659
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I haven't used a bar-mounted mirror but I'm quite...

I haven't used a bar-mounted mirror but I'm quite happy with my helmet-mounted mirror. I don't wear it every time I ride but I do wear it when commuting. I use the Take-A-Look mirror. It can be...
Forum: Touring
05-11-12, 04:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,041
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I haven't done any touring myself but it does...

I haven't done any touring myself but it does seem to me from your pictures that the weight is too unevenly distributed. If your normal rides have a 60% rear and 40% weight distribution on the tires...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-12, 06:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,041
Posted By Mr. Cranky

At my work I think the mileage reimbursement term...

At my work I think the mileage reimbursement term is "POV mileage", where POV is Personally Owned Vehicle. And we all know bikes are vehicles.
03-27-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,798
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I live in Kirkland and work in Everett. It's...

I live in Kirkland and work in Everett. It's just over 20 miles each way but I do manage to commute by bike once or twice a week during nice weather, albeit less often during the crummy/dark season....
03-01-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,783
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I registered within a day or so of when it sold...

I registered within a day or so of when it sold out. Sure seems like it sold out a lot faster this year. I think a lot of it has to do with Cascade's refund policy... 75% refund up to 30 days...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-12, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 94,981
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I'll confess my sins. I've never been a frequent...

I'll confess my sins. I've never been a frequent bike commuter but today was the first day I've biked to work this month. It was 25 degrees when I left my house. I had my first experience of a...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-12, 12:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,864
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Here's my helmet mounted mirror. Optional zip tie...

Here's my helmet mounted mirror. Optional zip tie makes it bombproof so I don't have to worry about it getting knocked off. It might be worth a few extra fred points too...

And yeah I can't...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-12, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,864
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I've tried the Take-A-Look mirror both ways. I...

I've tried the Take-A-Look mirror both ways. I started out using it on my glasses which gave me great visibility but like somebody else said they seemed heavy and I always felts like my glasses were...
02-20-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,164
Posted By Mr. Cranky

STP is at 95% full as of yesterday. It was at 75%...

STP is at 95% full as of yesterday. It was at 75% about a week ago. It's filling up fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-12, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I got a backup/rain bike to help keep my "nice"...

I got a backup/rain bike to help keep my "nice" bike clean. Now I do probably 75% of my riding on the "backup" bike. Of course the rain around here has a lot to do with that. It's been one of the...
01-31-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 121,822
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Welcome to BF, carbonclincher. I'm just a few...

Welcome to BF, carbonclincher. I'm just a few miles from you. I'd like to get a single-speed bike someday but for now I'm glad I have lots of gears available!
Forum: Commuting
01-30-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 94,981
Posted By Mr. Cranky

First bike commute of the year for me. I didn't...

First bike commute of the year for me. I didn't want to record an "oh for January" so today was the day. There was just a fine mist as I left the house... but the rain kept gradually intensifying...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I had a flat tire on the side of a busy road on a...

I had a flat tire on the side of a busy road on a dark and rainy morning. The crazy part is that a person in a car actually stopped and asked if I needed help.
01-20-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I think the creation of this thread doomed us all...

I think the creation of this thread doomed us all from the start. It was just a matter of time.
01-08-12, 11:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,164
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I haven't done the Tour de Peaks but I've ridden...

I haven't done the Tour de Peaks but I've ridden on most of those roads. It's misleading the way it sounds on their website but I think the statement about 600 feet of elevation gain is only...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-12, 12:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,634
Posted By Mr. Cranky

It's like when a guy is about to get fired and he...

It's like when a guy is about to get fired and he says, "You can't fire me because I QUIT!"
01-05-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,164
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I'm planning on doing the Stinky Spoke (coming up...

I'm planning on doing the Stinky Spoke (coming up on January 14th). I haven't tried it before but it looks like fun. The 7 Hills of Kirkland on Memorial Day has become an annual tradition for me...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,761
Posted By Mr. Cranky

:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Commuting
12-16-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,028
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I've got a vest from Illuminite that I'm happy...

I've got a vest from Illuminite that I'm happy with.

+1 on the Jog-a-Lite legbands too.
12-13-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,739
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Yeah you're probably right, if I read it, it...

Yeah you're probably right, if I read it, it should just be for the entertainment value.
12-13-11, 01:13 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,739
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I used to read A&S quite a bit. Now I rarely do....

I used to read A&S quite a bit. Now I rarely do. This thread and ones like it are the reason why.
12-12-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Today the driver was charged with vehicular...

Today the driver was charged with vehicular homicide. More details are coming out about the circumstances of the crash....
...
12-10-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 121,822
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Welcome to the PNW! Lots of good hills. ...

Welcome to the PNW! Lots of good hills. Sometimes they're practically unavoidable...
12-10-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I went through that intersection this morning to...

I went through that intersection this morning to pay my respects. There was a nice memorial set up on the corner with a sign and flower and candles burning. May he rest in peace.
Forum: Commuting
12-10-11, 12:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,534
Posted By Mr. Cranky

That thing looks like a huge overturned bug on...

That thing looks like a huge overturned bug on its back who can't flip over and is stuck waving its legs in the air. Just saying.
12-09-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mr. Cranky

This story has me sick. This happened a few...

This story has me sick. This happened a few miles from my house and I've ridden through that intersection many times. This was completely avoidable. The driver was impaired.

This slide show of...
12-07-11, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I like oatmeal too, but mostly as a vehicle for...

I like oatmeal too, but mostly as a vehicle for raisins.
12-07-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,991
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Yes. Local laws vary but in many places it's...

Yes. Local laws vary but in many places it's illegal too (with exceptions made for young children).
12-07-11, 12:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,576
Posted By Mr. Cranky

In addition to using lights, I like to wear...

In addition to using lights, I like to wear reflective ankle bracelets when riding in the dark as they provide extra visibility from all angles.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,891
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Just curious, why is that a no-no? Is it just an...

Just curious, why is that a no-no? Is it just an aesthetics thing, or is there some functional performance reason?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,951
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Sweet. I wonder how many watts it takes to keep...

Sweet. I wonder how many watts it takes to keep it moving.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,951
Posted By Mr. Cranky

What's next... "Photos of YOUR bike under...

What's next... "Photos of YOUR bike under WATER"?
Forum: Commuting
12-02-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,085
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I have another nickname I have for the...

I have another nickname I have for the aforementioned "utilitarian" road bike too. Long story but bear with me. I bought it used off craigslist and when it came to me the cable housings were so...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Feeling the wind and rain on my face is one of...

Feeling the wind and rain on my face is one of the best things about cycling, in my opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,268
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I completely agree with this part.

I completely agree with this part.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,268
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Sounds like somebody could make a funny video out...

Sounds like somebody could make a funny video out of that....

Her: "You are a nutjob."
Him: "I am not a nutjob. I am a basketball player."
11-30-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Keep the suggestions coming everybody. Winter is...

Keep the suggestions coming everybody. Winter is long and dark. And I should probably pick up a book again soon, before I forget how to read.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-11, 11:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,284
Posted By Mr. Cranky

Ignoring the issue will make it go away..... ...

Ignoring the issue will make it go away..... right?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,268
Posted By Mr. Cranky

:lol::lol::lol: I'll have to show this to Mrs....

:lol::lol::lol:
I'll have to show this to Mrs. Cranky.
11-30-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,676
Posted By Mr. Cranky

I wonder what kind of person sets up a video...

I wonder what kind of person sets up a video camera to record dozens of people falling instead of, I don't know, doing something to help prevent people from falling. This looks like a popular route...
11-30-11, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,211
Posted By Mr. Cranky

If something is squared, the exponent is 2, so...

If something is squared, the exponent is 2, so I'd say that's exponential.
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