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09-13-06, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By thechrisproject

My problem was even dumber than a barrel...

My problem was even dumber than a barrel adjuster. I had run the chain through the guide pulleys wrong; it was rubbing on one of the little metal tabs that sticks out to protect the chain. Luckily...
09-12-06, 12:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,713
Posted By thechrisproject

The driver probably wasn't paying enough...

The driver probably wasn't paying enough attention, but if you watch through to the end of the video, some of the witnesses comment that the biker swerved out to go around the cop car. That sounds...
09-12-06, 12:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,713
Posted By thechrisproject

Car hits biker video

My apologies if this has already been posted and discussed.

http://www.videohag.com/?p=29
09-12-06, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By thechrisproject

New chainring, chain, and cassette, still have noise

I have a Gunnar Sport with an Ultegra triple on it.

After putting about 2700 miles on my bicycle (I bought it used, no idea how much use it got before me), I started skipping gears and decided to...
07-24-06, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By thechrisproject

I did have a 32 hole wheel, I just was mistaken...

I did have a 32 hole wheel, I just was mistaken earlier. I'm getting a new one built with 36 DT spokes. We'll see how it goes.
07-21-06, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By thechrisproject

Thanks everyone for the replies. Sorry about...

Thanks everyone for the replies. Sorry about taking so long to get back to this thread. My wheels now are 32 spoke, 3 cross. I think I'm just going to start over with a new wheel, 36 spoke, and...
07-13-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By thechrisproject

I'm probably just wrong about the x4 then. I'll...

I'm probably just wrong about the x4 then. I'll check more carefully when I'm not at work.
07-13-06, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By thechrisproject

I have had the same shop building all these...

I have had the same shop building all these wheels. They're pretty baffled about it. They have been giving me free rebuilds since I seem to be having such an odd problem. I trust them and they say...
07-13-06, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By thechrisproject

The tension has always seemed to be very good. ...

The tension has always seemed to be very good. I'll have to get back to you, but I'm pretty sure it's a 4-cross pattern. The spokes have been breaking through all the builds.

My riding is about...
07-13-06, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By thechrisproject

My spokes break, and break, and break

I seem to break spokes a lot. Even through three wheel rebuildings, I continues to break spokes. In the last 2800 miles I've put on my bike, I've probably broken close to a dozen spokes. I'm a big...
12-14-05, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,087
Posted By thechrisproject

I'll admit that I'm a little wobbly sometimes,...

I'll admit that I'm a little wobbly sometimes, especially when I am standing up pounding at the pedals trying to get up a hill. It is possible that I might fall over, that is true. It's also...
12-14-05, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,087
Posted By thechrisproject

It looks even funnier with lobster gloves on.

It looks even funnier with lobster gloves on.
12-14-05, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,087
Posted By thechrisproject

How do cars deal with bikers when it's snowing?

Anecdote(s)
1) This morning I was riding my bike in the right tire tread up a hill. Maybe 2 inches of snow fell last night. As I'm going up the hill I see many people pass me, one of whom flicks...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-05, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By thechrisproject

How cold do you go with that setup? I've never...

How cold do you go with that setup? I've never heard of vapor barrier socks before.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-05, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By thechrisproject

That would require an investment in new sandals...

That would require an investment in new sandals and new pedals, unless there are clipless sandals that I haven't seen yet. Are there?

What's the lowest temp you commute in and how many socks do...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-05, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By thechrisproject

Clipless in the winter

Last winter I used platforms and err... what are they called... foot cages? It worked great because I could wear big boots and thick socks. Sometimes, around -5 to 5 degrees (F), I'd still have...
10-11-05, 07:56 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 10,538
Posted By thechrisproject

Perhaps by you, but I really enjoy having Helmet...

Perhaps by you, but I really enjoy having Helmet Head's point of view on this forum. I would visit it much less if people like him were driven out.
10-06-05, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By thechrisproject

Wow.

Wow.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-05, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By thechrisproject

You know, I did have a little AAA maglite...

You know, I did have a little AAA maglite flashlight on my keychain. I shoulda thought of that. I also found a red blinky in my rack pack, buried under some stuff. I looked for it, I swear! I...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-05, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By thechrisproject

Berated for forgetting my lights

Last night I went over to my father's house after work to say hi and chat. I stayed out a little later than I had planned and got caught there when it was getting dark. And it gets dark so darn...
09-29-05, 09:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,162
Posted By thechrisproject

Nobody is advocating taking control of the lane...

Nobody is advocating taking control of the lane all the time. What I've seen HH advocate is staying until cars are aware of you, and then moving over if possible.
09-28-05, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By thechrisproject

You're bananas!

You're bananas!
Forum: Commuting
09-26-05, 03:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,467
Posted By thechrisproject

I'm not wholly decided on the issue, but your...

I'm not wholly decided on the issue, but your whole premise here seems to be that lack of support for bike lanes equates to disregard for alternative transportation. Some would disagree.
...
09-24-05, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By thechrisproject

Bike-a-rita!

I saw this at the Willy Street Fair here in Madison a few weekends ago. A bike-powered blender for making fruit drinks. I had one and it was quite delicious.
...
09-23-05, 06:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,773
Posted By thechrisproject

I thought it was well done in terms of production...

I thought it was well done in terms of production quality. Obviously some effort went into it. There were a few things that made me chuckle, like the mockery of uppity soccer moms. But overall, it...
09-22-05, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,773
Posted By thechrisproject

That was kinda lame. It just... wasn't really...

That was kinda lame. It just... wasn't really that funny. There were some slight snicker moments, but that was about.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-05, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,626
Posted By thechrisproject

I do. I've been passed by lake Monona by a guy...

I do. I've been passed by lake Monona by a guy on a SS, not sure if it was fixed or not. I was doing about 22-23 into the wind. Perhaps it was the same guy.
Forum: Commuting
09-14-05, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,180
Posted By thechrisproject

Ah, you go up the other side of the isthmus. I...

Ah, you go up the other side of the isthmus. I live around the Willy St area, so I take that up to the Monona path, follow that around to the beltline, go under it, and I work in the industrial...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-05, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,180
Posted By thechrisproject

That's what I do, too. I have a pair of shoes...

That's what I do, too. I have a pair of shoes that are my work shoes, and they stay there.

Madison commuting rocks! Maybe I'll see you in the morning sometime.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-05, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By thechrisproject

I will also recommend the Kool Kover things. I...

I will also recommend the Kool Kover things. I have them and they make walking so much easier. No clickity clack and no slipping on hard floors, plus they keep your cleats in much better condition.
08-18-05, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By thechrisproject

That's true. It just sounded like the guys...

That's true. It just sounded like the guys passing him were already in passing position. It's like when you're in a car queue and the person in front has to stop to turn. Usually the people at the...
08-18-05, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By thechrisproject

Shouldn't you have looked behind you and to your...

Shouldn't you have looked behind you and to your left to see if you were getting passed before passing someone?
Forum: Commuting
08-17-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By thechrisproject

About 8 minutes.

About 8 minutes.
08-15-05, 12:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,322
Posted By thechrisproject

Raiyn, I was about to post this same point. ...

Raiyn,

I was about to post this same point. I see that Robert has beaten me to it.
08-15-05, 12:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,322
Posted By thechrisproject

Which rule are you talking about?

Which rule are you talking about?
08-11-05, 09:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,322
Posted By thechrisproject

That's silly talk.

That's silly talk.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-05, 10:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,155
Posted By thechrisproject

Do you go around Lake Monona on your commute? I...

Do you go around Lake Monona on your commute? I always see some guy hauling ass the other way, but I can't tell from your picture alone.

I average about 16-18mph, but like you said, it's really...
08-10-05, 10:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,322
Posted By thechrisproject

No. It's l33t speak. Leet:...

No. It's l33t speak.

Leet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet_speak
pwned: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pwned
08-09-05, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By thechrisproject

Both.

Both.
08-09-05, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By thechrisproject

Yes. Or bikinis.

Yes. Or bikinis.
08-09-05, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By thechrisproject

"Up with bikes" sure sounds like advocacy to...

"Up with bikes" sure sounds like advocacy to me.
08-06-05, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By thechrisproject

Up with bikes, down with pants!

Well if that ain't the darndest thing.

I live on a quiet road in downtown Madison. I just saw about 10 people on bikes ride by, all wearing nothing but their undies. As they went by, one person...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-05, 06:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By thechrisproject

Really? First off, "disappreciation" isn't a...

Really? First off, "disappreciation" isn't a word. But if we surmise that it means the opposite of "appreciation", then this thread's title suggests that the contents are about the lack of...
07-29-05, 06:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,934
Posted By thechrisproject

Here's what I could find for ohio: ...

Here's what I could find for ohio:

4511.27. Rules governing overtaking and passing of vehicles.

(A) The following rules govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles or trackless trolleys...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-05, 10:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,323
Posted By thechrisproject

I think that some people would have a problem...

I think that some people would have a problem with filtering. I can see how it would annoy some drivers. I saw another thread on it, and I think the most sane comment was something along these...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-05, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,323
Posted By thechrisproject

I think this thread really belongs in the...

I think this thread really belongs in the Advocacy and Safety forum. I think you'd get a lot more interesting responses there.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-05, 03:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,323
Posted By thechrisproject

Filtering means passing all the stopped cars on...

Filtering means passing all the stopped cars on the right, yes? That's legal?
Forum: Commuting
07-25-05, 11:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,723
Posted By thechrisproject

Where can I find one of those?

Where can I find one of those?
Forum: Commuting
07-25-05, 11:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,723
Posted By thechrisproject

I was using an iPod for a while. It was nice in...

I was using an iPod for a while. It was nice in the winter because the bigger headphones kept my ears a little warmer. (interesting aside for the "I need my ears at full operating threshold"...
07-22-05, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By thechrisproject

Alcohol poisoning would ensue very quickly.

Alcohol poisoning would ensue very quickly.
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