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Forum: Commuting
09-23-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,379
Posted By nmanhipot

Yeah. Langster Comp. 47x16. Front brake only. ...

Yeah. Langster Comp. 47x16. Front brake only. 41 miles RT ~1700' el. gain.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,144
Posted By nmanhipot

I have some blue Specialized bar tape up for...

I have some blue Specialized bar tape up for grabs. It's a very vibrant blue that matches this saddle, which clashed with the blue on my bike so I've never used it....
Forum: Commuting
05-28-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,434
Posted By nmanhipot

46 miles, two or three honks, one scream, one...

46 miles, two or three honks, one scream, one emergency stop due to a woman turning left into a daycare center right in front of me while talking on the cell phone. Saw two recreational riders and...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,434
Posted By nmanhipot

Faster than normal - 18.9 mph. Off and on...

Faster than normal - 18.9 mph. Off and on drizzles, 72. I love being able to get by without winter gear. Best of all, I didn't flat!
Forum: Commuting
01-30-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,194
Posted By nmanhipot

I've been tempted to leave a bike at a downtown...

I've been tempted to leave a bike at a downtown bike rack with a little note card attached to the bars that says, "protected by the sniper on the rooftop." Then camp out on a nearby roof with a laser...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,931
Posted By nmanhipot

^ That is if we still have coal left. Without...

^ That is if we still have coal left. Without that, there's no electricity and we're more or less an agrarian society again and the vast majority of citys' populations would be wiped out rather...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,931
Posted By nmanhipot

In my humble, uneducated opinon, if the U.S. were...

In my humble, uneducated opinon, if the U.S. were to run out of fossil fuels tomorrow, 50+% of the population would starve to death within two moths - however long the strategic fuel reserves would...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,005
Posted By nmanhipot

Christ almighty have mercy on us all. A tragic...

Christ almighty have mercy on us all. A tragic intersection of disposable income and gross ignorance. Oh, and I call dibs on the unsecured $1300 front wheel.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,328
Posted By nmanhipot

Considering the fact that you've got relatively...

Considering the fact that you've got relatively warm, dry weather out there, go for it. I have three bikes to choose from. My first choice is a dedicated commuter that has disc-brakes and fenders...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,883
Posted By nmanhipot

Not! Edit: Or at least they shouldn't be.

Not! Edit: Or at least they shouldn't be.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,617
Posted By nmanhipot

Wheels are made to deform and then come back to...

Wheels are made to deform and then come back to their original shape. Watch slow-motion footage of mountain bikes for a real eye-opener. Bottom line is you're not going to damage it, unless maybe...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,022
Posted By nmanhipot

A lot of the bigger-named brands are steering...

A lot of the bigger-named brands are steering away from discs. Most of the options you're looking for are between $1500-$2000. I realize that's the price of a beater car, but, unless you want to...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,794
Posted By nmanhipot

I really like this light:...

I really like this light: http://harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?id=1578

I have a PB Superflash on the rear tension strap of my helmet and the one above permanently mounted to my rack. Never...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,488
Posted By nmanhipot

:roflmao2::lol::roflmao2:

:roflmao2::lol::roflmao2:
Forum: Commuting
12-08-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By nmanhipot

There's a 15% grade coming out of my...

There's a 15% grade coming out of my neighborhood, fortunately I can circumvent it with a longer, less-steep climb. No matter what, though, there's a mandatory 0.5k, 8% average grade coming home...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,416
Posted By nmanhipot

I'm amazed at Wal-Mart's lack of foresight in not...

I'm amazed at Wal-Mart's lack of foresight in not having a for-profit bicycle repair department. All they need to do is keep cartons of opened bikes and sell wheels for $40 and new brakes installed...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,416
Posted By nmanhipot

You're a good-natured soul, and this would be...

You're a good-natured soul, and this would be good advice if we were talking about a used Trek or Bianchi, but the following statement from the OP "but now a loud squeaking/scraping sound is coming...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-08, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,565
Posted By nmanhipot

Well, I've been doing exactly what this entry...

Well, I've been doing exactly what this entry says not to do, Simple Green, liberal rinse with water and ProLink Gold. I guess the reason that it's worked OK for me is that I use a compressor to dry...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By nmanhipot

Good work. At least somebody's making good time...

Good work. At least somebody's making good time this time of year. My 19.5-19.9 has slowly been creeping up from 1:09-1:13 to 1:20+. I hate winter.
Forum: Commuting
11-26-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,328
Posted By nmanhipot

I'll miss seeing you on Canton Road from time to...

I'll miss seeing you on Canton Road from time to time. I'm usually headed NB. I made the opposite move in '97. The east Bay was very nice. We lived in Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill and Martinez. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By nmanhipot

Check ball clearance. Ball clearance good = bike...

Check ball clearance. Ball clearance good = bike OK. Ball clearance not good = trendy checkered top tube pad and platform cycling shoes.
Forum: Commuting
11-26-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By nmanhipot

The thing looks like a great fun, but the...

The thing looks like a great fun, but the ice-bikers in Alaska still roll big fat tires. Still, if you've got nothin' but snow, it seems like something fun to try on a cheap, used hard-tail.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-08, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By nmanhipot

Friggin' global warming. Looks like I'm gonna...

Friggin' global warming. Looks like I'm gonna have to get the hummer out of storage. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
11-14-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By nmanhipot

Well, being in the South, we only get snow and...

Well, being in the South, we only get snow and ice occasionally, which all but shut the city down, so I'll just recommend very bright LED headlights with a long run-time and a short charge-cycle. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,049
Posted By nmanhipot

I've read the entire thread and I totally agree...

I've read the entire thread and I totally agree with you. In my opinion, the pedestrian failed to yield to cross-traffic at the stop sign, doubled-back into traffic and is at-fault. Joey was...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-08, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By nmanhipot

What major streets are you on? My new route down...

What major streets are you on? My new route down Canton Road and Cobb Parkway are tame compared to my previous route down Holcomb Bridge Road going over 400. That intersection was a sketch-fest...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-08, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By nmanhipot

As annoying as it is to be passed right before a...

As annoying as it is to be passed right before a car has to stop for an intersection, I think you're right, Grim. I think motorists do appreciate it when we don't filter forward more than when we...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-08, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,175
Posted By nmanhipot

Cold, dark, wet and rainy. Broke out the rain...

Cold, dark, wet and rainy. Broke out the rain pants this morning. Fun! Fun! Fun! I forgot how cold thin layers of rain-gear against bare skin is. I was pretty comfy and mostly dry on the inside,...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By nmanhipot

Glad you're not hurt too bad. I get concerned...

Glad you're not hurt too bad. I get concerned about wiping out because cars pass pretty closely in this town. One of my classmates was killed by a bus on his bike. I won't go into the details, but...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By nmanhipot

I, too, was pleasantly surprised with the fair...

I, too, was pleasantly surprised with the fair coverage. It sure beats the Atanta Journal's opinion poll: Should bicycles be allowed on busy highways? Yeesh!!

When I heard that the story was...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,955
Posted By nmanhipot

Oh, they make some killer bikes. There are very...

Oh, they make some killer bikes. There are very few single-speed disc-brake bikes around. And theirs are Hydraulic at that! Amazing.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By nmanhipot

I do - I use it as a bike locker like...

I do - I use it as a bike locker like DallasSoxFan. At my previous job, sometimes I wouldn't drive it for two weeks, but the gym where I shower is 1.4 miles from the office, so the car goes to the...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-08, 08:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,982
Posted By nmanhipot

I'm doing about 40 miles RT 4-5 days per week. ...

I'm doing about 40 miles RT 4-5 days per week. It takes a few weeks to add a day per week, but your body will acclimate to it. Things are better than they have been in a while, fitness and energy...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-08, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By nmanhipot

Can you tell me how?

Can you tell me how?
Forum: Commuting
11-06-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,315
Posted By nmanhipot

I'm pretty sure I had these exact wheels. I had...

I'm pretty sure I had these exact wheels. I had JoyTech/Formula hubs with Alex rims come stock on the black beast. I was decapitating spoke heads like a drunk French revolutionary on Bastille Day...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,315
Posted By nmanhipot

+1 Going great with a clyde who likes to...

+1

Going great with a clyde who likes to hammer. I've got about 5k miles +/-, also.

Psst. I tell you a secret - the rear hub spacing is 135 mm but I shoved them into my aluminum alloy frame...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By nmanhipot

My Camelback Podium Bottle sounds like a gerbil

I use Camelback Podium Bottles because they have some promising features, plus they're new and fun! This morning, as my bottles are warming up in the office, the air is escaping through the valve...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-08, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By nmanhipot

Awesome! Thanks for the old-school pro-tip. ...

Awesome! Thanks for the old-school pro-tip. Keep 'em comin'.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By nmanhipot

I'd be thinking more along these lines: ...

I'd be thinking more along these lines:

http://www.civiacycles.com/civiacompletebike_hyland.php

http://www.masibikes.com/tab4_subNav3.php
...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By nmanhipot

So what if one of your helmets is 4 years-old and...

So what if one of your helmets is 4 years-old and has been used for 25,000 miles or so? (It's my favorite that I've used for about three seasons).
Forum: Commuting
11-05-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,516
Posted By nmanhipot

Thank YOU for your service. My apologies...

Thank YOU for your service.

My apologies to all - my Johnathan Swift-esque comment was to make people *think* about what they would do if they were in a life-or-death situation and were...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,594
Posted By nmanhipot

There's also several torque factors involved. I...

There's also several torque factors involved. I believe disc brakes tend to modulate better because the moment arm is much smaller from the center of the hub axle to the center line of the disc...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-08, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By nmanhipot

There are some great suggestions on this thread....

There are some great suggestions on this thread. I have had a huge number of flats myself this year and I think I've got most of my issues behind me. To better help, can you tell us if the punctures...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-08, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,111
Posted By nmanhipot

I will say that it decreases productivity. I'm...

I will say that it decreases productivity. I'm definitely more upbeat and energetic on days when I ride, but I find myself preoccupied with cycling. Also, I don't run very many errands on days when...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,594
Posted By nmanhipot

This thread isn't going to degenerate into an...

This thread isn't going to degenerate into an argument about some arcane/esoteric discussion on the essence of disc brake technology, is it?
Forum: Commuting
11-04-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,801
Posted By nmanhipot

All that's missing are some white automobile tire...

All that's missing are some white automobile tire tracks. Otherwise, I think it's a grand idea.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,516
Posted By nmanhipot

Great question, but obviously nowhere newsworthy....

Great question, but obviously nowhere newsworthy.

Edit: If it's bad enough that you have to pull the trigger, make sure it's two to the throat. No more, no less, nowhere else.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,516
Posted By nmanhipot

What's your average violent crime like in Canada?...

What's your average violent crime like in Canada? Do criminals just walk into people's houses with a gun without fear, or are guns so uncommon that even your average house robber not have them?
...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,516
Posted By nmanhipot

Awesome that he has the right to carry it. ...

Awesome that he has the right to carry it. Awesome that he actually exercises that right. Not awesome that he needs to have it because of terrorists.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By nmanhipot

I have both, also. Speedez, no question. It's...

I have both, also. Speedez, no question. It's all about coverage. You sure you can't go with the Cascadias? I'm thinking of changing to the bolt-on kind, since any of the rubber-strap kind will...
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