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Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By (BB)

I use a Nishiki Sport as my daily commuter. I...

I use a Nishiki Sport as my daily commuter. I stripped it down to the frame and built it up with parts from other junked bikes till I ended up with a bike that rides great. It doesn't look like much,...
10-26-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,951
Posted By (BB)

Doc told me a 4 to six weeks before getting back...

Doc told me a 4 to six weeks before getting back on the road. For the trainer he said to let pain be my guide. I was on the trainer in less than two and cleared to be back on the road in about three....
Forum: Commuting
10-05-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By (BB)

Where is the bike when you are not riding it,...

Where is the bike when you are not riding it, public racks or safely tucked away?
09-28-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,848
Posted By (BB)

Wow, I didn't know all women want the same thing....

Wow, I didn't know all women want the same thing.

In all seriousness, the person in charge of our local bike to work effort is female, the local coop is run by a gal and her husband although she...
Forum: Foo
09-25-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,684
Posted By (BB)

Unfortunately the list of things I learned the...

Unfortunately the list of things I learned the hard way is too long to type while the things I learned the easy way could probably be covered in a haiku.
Forum: Commuting
09-04-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,554
Posted By (BB)

What style? Somewhere between Kabuki ...

What style?
Somewhere between Kabuki
http://www.mutanteggplant.com/vitro-nasu/im2/01kabuki.jpg

and

Mid-century Modern ...
06-16-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By (BB)

Eventually you will need 1 road bike to ride...

Eventually you will need

1 road bike to ride on fast rides, possibly more
1 road bike to ride when it is raining, possibly more
1 commuter bike, possibly more
1 bike to for when you get the...
06-07-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By (BB)

Jerry, The role of caretaker is a stressful...

Jerry,

The role of caretaker is a stressful one and "me time" is critical if you want to make sure you are preserving your own mental and physical health. I have have known many people in your...
05-29-09, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By (BB)

I have two stems: short and adjustable and...

I have two stems: short and adjustable
and four different bars; drops, bullhorns, mt.bike w/bar-ends, and sweep-back cruiser bars.

My stoker's range from my 8 year old daughter who likes to sit...
Forum: Foo
05-28-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By (BB)

What if you only have outer peas? ...

What if you only have outer peas?
http://mcdowell.ces.ncsu.edu/content/images/library/59/pea%20woman.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 961
Posted By (BB)

Best: Charles Mingus ~ Don't Be Afraid, The...

Best: Charles Mingus ~ Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too

Worst: Tom Waits ~ Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis
05-16-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,141
Posted By (BB)

I voted for them all. We had an all-pie...

I voted for them all.

We had an all-pie potluck last fall.

Apple pie, sweet potato pie, deep fried apple pies, lemon meringue pie, chicken pot pie, shepherds pie... and it was good. Dammit...
05-16-09, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,157
Posted By (BB)

Buy the brightest light you can afford. A...

Buy the brightest light you can afford.

A helmet light is nice to shine into the cars of people at intersections, just to make sure they know you are there.

Tubes, patches, tools and know how....
Forum: Commuting
05-07-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,850
Posted By (BB)

I'm not sure which is more frightening, the...

I'm not sure which is more frightening, the thought of drunks being on the road, or some of the logic in this thread.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-09, 06:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,819
Posted By (BB)

At 2 miles my commute is short, so fuel savings...

At 2 miles my commute is short, so fuel savings is not that big a deal. I ending up saving $10-$20 a week on parking.

It helps that my commuter is a franken-bike. During the summer with regular...
04-05-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,714
Posted By (BB)

They are there to show rim wear from brakes.

They are there to show rim wear from brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By (BB)

Blessed is the tail wind that pushes you home...

... praise be (insert the name of your deity here).
Forum: Commuting
03-26-09, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By (BB)

I have one and love it. BRIGHT is relative....

I have one and love it.

BRIGHT is relative. For me the 200 gets the job done, but you can always use more light.
03-22-09, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By (BB)

http://cyclemaster.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/hir...

http://cyclemaster.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/hirondelle-copy.jpg
03-22-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,511
Posted By (BB)

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/designs/evans...

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/designs/evans1-600.jpg

Not specifically the Evans, I just love that era of bikes and the way that geometry looks
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,288
Posted By (BB)

I'd rather endo into ganja sticks, or sticky...

I'd rather endo into ganja sticks, or sticky ganja, if that is one of the options
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 4,591
Posted By (BB)

Gotta be Black Betty ...

Gotta be Black Betty

http://www.splicemusic.com/sounds/mulehoops/lead-belly-black-betty/
Forum: Foo
02-26-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,865
Posted By (BB)

Frick Frickin'

Frick
Frickin'
Forum: Foo
02-25-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,740
Posted By (BB)

We put bamboo in our house in CA about 8 years...

We put bamboo in our house in CA about 8 years ago.
It was replacing an oak floor that was ruined when a 120' fir tree landed on our house.

After having read that it was harder it was than oak...
02-06-09, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By (BB)

I see a pair most every day. They are on the...

I see a pair most every day.
They are on the stem shifters on my commuter.
I am almost positive they came to me on a 70's Nishiki Sport.
I have to admit that I never noticed the little nubbins...
01-27-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,635
Posted By (BB)

I would respectfully disagree. At 205+50+20 the...

I would respectfully disagree. At 205+50+20 the only issues you would have are on some lightweight rims designed for racing. All of the bikes being talked about here can handle this without an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By (BB)

Who needs all that girly cr@p. ...

Who needs all that girly cr@p.
http://antiquescientifica.com/razor_straight_Asprey_New_Bond_Street.jpg
Forum: Foo
01-18-09, 10:38 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 7,641
Posted By (BB)

Napoleon Dynamite fat-free cheese and that...

Napoleon Dynamite
fat-free cheese
and that which is also known by its French name soixante-neuf
Forum: Commuting
01-03-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,651
Posted By (BB)

+1 Everytime I upgrade I wonder how I had...

+1

Everytime I upgrade I wonder how I had managed with what I had before. I have never thought I had too much light.
Forum: Foo
12-18-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,894
Posted By (BB)

How you can you have Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey...

How you can you have Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey sitting around a house with no turntables?

Turntables are like bikes, you gotta have at least 3 or 4.
Forum: Foo
12-18-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,894
Posted By (BB)

Thanks, I will have to keep my eye out for that...

Thanks,
I will have to keep my eye out for that one.

Now Spinnin'
http://www.highfidelity.ro/img/produse/vinil-2lp-45rpm-jazz-thelonious-monk-misterioso.jpg
Monk and Johnny Griffin
Forum: Foo
12-18-08, 09:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,894
Posted By (BB)

Mr. Standalone, I fine set of vinyl. ...

Mr. Standalone,

I fine set of vinyl.


How is that Monk Plays Ellington?


Now Spinning
http://bowlingtrophy.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/ellingtonnutcracker.jpg
Forum: Foo
12-18-08, 07:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,894
Posted By (BB)

Most cherished for the tunes ...

Most cherished for the tunes
http://www.hollowearth.org/images/jazz/modern/mingus_black_saint.jpg
I'll take all the Mingus I can get.
http://i19.tinypic.com/72uapsw.jpg
Same goes for Eric Dophy,...
Forum: Foo
12-17-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,510
Posted By (BB)

Sam, Sam I am.

Sam, Sam I am.
12-17-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,467
Posted By (BB)

Spokane is nuts right now. 4"-5" of snow over...

Spokane is nuts right now. 4"-5" of snow over bits of residual ice.
The roads are that pie-crust flaky kr@p that makes it squirrelly as all get out.
I'll finish the work day at home because...
12-15-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By (BB)

Ah man, I thought you would be talking about Milt...

Ah man, I thought you would be talking about Milt Jackson.
12-15-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,678
Posted By (BB)

I enjoy my current state of delusion that comes...

I enjoy my current state of delusion that comes from mostly riding solo, without a computer. If I rode with other people I might just find out how slow I really am. Ignorance is bliss.
Forum: Foo
12-07-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,506
Posted By (BB)

I was thinking a pair of horns would look good in...

I was thinking a pair of horns would look good in the den.
http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/fergusonhill-horn.jpg
Forum: Foo
12-07-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,506
Posted By (BB)

No I'm mostly vinyl guy, I don't even own an...

No I'm mostly vinyl guy, I don't even own an ipod. I can go from vinyl to digital so I can burn a cd for the car, but other I prefer my tunes on 12" of vinyl.
Forum: Foo
12-07-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,506
Posted By (BB)

if you got it hooked up to one of these, ...

if you got it hooked up to one of these,
http://www.podcastingnews.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/tube-ipod-dock.jpg
Forum: Foo
12-07-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,506
Posted By (BB)

Audiophiles make cyclists look prudent

These are the screws that hold the cartridge to the tone arm. For those not familiar with record players these are tiny 1cm long screws that could not possibly have any measurable effect on sound to...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-08, 09:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,939
Posted By (BB)

I cycle for mental health. Everything else...

I cycle for mental health.

Everything else is just gravy.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By (BB)

I'd rather have my daughter learn safe habits...

I'd rather have my daughter learn safe habits with me or her mom at the controls. We live in a city neighborhood and have ridden in traffic with her from the beginning.
Forum: Foo
11-19-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 984
Posted By (BB)

A train station in Yugoslavia (when it was...

A train station in Yugoslavia (when it was Yugoslavia), with a machine gun toting military official holding my passport.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,386
Posted By (BB)

I have the Satellite Trekking and love it. ...

I have the Satellite Trekking and love it.
Good luck trying to get just a bar right now, all of my local Trek dealers have it on back order.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By (BB)

all-in-one + sport = cyclocross all-in-one +...

all-in-one + sport = cyclocross
all-in-one + utility = touring
Forum: Commuting
11-09-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By (BB)

Will your commute be stop-n-go in town or long...

Will your commute be stop-n-go in town or long stretches of open road?

For in town riding I prefer a more upright position so I can better see what is going on around me, for long stretches of...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-08, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,384
Posted By (BB)

I saw one of the new Gary Fisher "City" bikes at...

I saw one of the new Gary Fisher "City" bikes at the LBS and its a good lookin' bike.
http://www.fisherbikes.com/img/bikes/2008/420x264/simple_city_3.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,724
Posted By (BB)

Like Brother Ray says... You know the night...

Like Brother Ray says...

You know the night time, darling
Is the right time
To be
With the one you love, now
Say now oh baby
When I come home baby, now
I wanna be with the one I love, now...
09-24-08, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By (BB)

Yep, I lost a big chunk of tire, but I had 3K+ on...

Yep, I lost a big chunk of tire, but I had 3K+ on the tire so I didn't squak too loud.
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