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Forum: Commuting
05-06-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,052
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

+1 after a little over ten years of commuting,...

+1
after a little over ten years of commuting, i don't know why i even use one. my bikes all have them on, but on my commute, i just don't know what the point is. i know it's 19.9 miles. i know...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-10, 03:47 PM
Forum: Commuting
10-19-09, 03:43 PM
Forum: Commuting
10-16-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

my experience is that private contacted school...

my experience is that private contacted school bus drivers are among the most dangerous and aggressive on the road. that applies to 7 years commuting in brooklyn/manhattan and now in Philly
Forum: Commuting
12-04-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

I'll second the goggles

I'll second the goggles
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-06, 10:25 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,573
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

I'm gonna cry. that was the best few hours of...

I'm gonna cry. that was the best few hours of television I think I've ever seen.
Phonak is the most screwed sponsor ever.

NEWS PHLASH:
Phloyd phast! Phinishes phirst aphter phalling phlat!
...
07-27-06, 10:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,866
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Stage 17 was the equivalent of . . . . charging...

Stage 17 was the equivalent of . . . .
charging directly a hail of bullets, many striking you in the torso and some in the head, and still reaching the cops that were shooting at you, able to take...
07-27-06, 09:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,833
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

News Phlash!!

I'm gonna cry. that was the best few hours of television I think I've ever seen.
Phonak is the most screwed sponsor ever.

NEWS PHLASH:
Phloyd phast! Phinishes phirst aphter phalling phlat!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-06, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

DRLski, send me your email address and I'll send...

DRLski, send me your email address and I'll send the full res pics. They weren't taken by me, but a friend we met in Georgia.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-06, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Back from Georgia - Here's My Story

The Wall

When a man is physically shattered yet determined to keep fighting, it is an inspiring sight. On Saturday, I saw a steady stream of such men cycling up to the highest point in Georgia...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-06, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Sweetness - I'm going to the Giro

Can't believe it - I am so excited I am about to pop a vein in my brain. Anyone else going? I'll be there from the 22d of May to the 29th. Basically the last week of the Giro. I will have a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-06, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

I just removed mine to tighten and re-lube since...

I just removed mine to tighten and re-lube since it got loose and cruddy (see my previous post on my "downtube problems/failures".) It's a little better now, but the bearings are shot. So I...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-06, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,928
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

+1 I used some similar containers for a rack...

+1
I used some similar containers for a rack pack and a battery container for my homebrew lighting system; both shattered from impacts in the cold. try the heavier food service containers that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-06, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

wow. sheryl crow would be pretty ironic. I...

wow. sheryl crow would be pretty ironic. I sorta hate her music though. I think I might go for it for the twistednessosity of it . . .

jbhowat, Der Meister is running an extremely close 2d. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-06, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,203
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Not such a great idea. It's like 99% dudes on...

Not such a great idea. It's like 99% dudes on here. It would be a sausage fest - bunch a guys standing around and as soon as a girl walks in . . . . .

SWARM!

I think an online dating service...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-06, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=170510

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=170510
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-06, 10:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,697
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

that llewellyn stem in the op makes me want to...

that llewellyn stem in the op makes me want to poop in my pants. . .
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-06, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

higherground - I suppose you know the aero...

higherground - I suppose you know the aero downhill techinque in your avatar is quite similar to the one demonstrated in the 2006 tmobile team video? spectacular .. . . . . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-06, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Jan's favorite band?

does anyone know what jan Ullrich's favorite song, music, band, etc. might be?
i want to make a clip of der Kaiser and thought it would be clever to set it to music he actually likes. If it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-06, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

http://www.roadbikerider.com/233tt.htm

http://www.roadbikerider.com/233tt.htm
Forum: Touring
02-23-06, 01:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

+1 For sunscreen, I like coppertone sport in...

+1
For sunscreen, I like coppertone sport in the blue bottle - it stays on really well even when riding and sweating heavily.

staying covered up solves both problems without chemicals.
Forum: Touring
02-17-06, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

i have also seen 12v chargers hooked up to a...

i have also seen 12v chargers hooked up to a dynamo hub.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-06, 10:49 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 12,626
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

there's a topic?

there's a topic?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-06, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

don't forget the mussels.

don't forget the mussels.
Forum: Commuting
02-16-06, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

by the way, I don't actually clean my bike in the...

by the way, I don't actually clean my bike in the winter, I just put a lot of lube very frequently, sometimes squirt wd-40 to clean the cassette and chain and periodically wipe down the rims for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-06, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,109
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

+1 I've never tried one, but very much trust...

+1
I've never tried one, but very much trust the guys at roadbikerider.
http://www.roadbikerider.com/noseless.htm
just say no to noseless.
Forum: Commuting
02-16-06, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Wow - I never would have thought to look in a...

Wow - I never would have thought to look in a hardware store for a bike chain link - that's cool.
Forum: Commuting
02-16-06, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Step 1 - I would bring the bike inside overnight...

Step 1 - I would bring the bike inside overnight to warm it up, take the bike and a bucket of hot soapy water outside the next morning and scrub that thing down once quickly.

Step 2 - Then I...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-06, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,390
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

I think this list is pretty close, but I think...

I think this list is pretty close, but I think you should change the "Tires" category to "Wear items," like tires, belts, brake pads, transmission fluid changes, frequency of timing belt change, etc....
Forum: Commuting
02-16-06, 09:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,390
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

That calculator thing is cool. It suspect it...

That calculator thing is cool. It suspect it uses national averages for calculating maintenance costs - and it doesn't appear to be ONLY calculating the marginal increase in maintenance. Whether...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-06, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,390
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

If you can't actually get rid of a car, the...

If you can't actually get rid of a car, the savings aren't astronomical, but they are significant. Look into getting a discount on your auto insurance - I pay like half the normal premium, because...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-06, 02:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,522
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

+1 - I think with a generous amount of vaseline...

+1 - I think with a generous amount of vaseline and duct tape, you can do just about anything.
Forum: Foo
02-15-06, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Well, he does challenge Lance Armstrong to a, um,...

Well, he does challenge Lance Armstrong to a, um, contest. And his tears cure cancer, (even though Chuck Norris never cries) so isn't that close enough?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-06, 11:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,130
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

I wear cycling caps everywhere and, for the life...

I wear cycling caps everywhere and, for the life of me, can't see them as the goofy accessory everyone tells me they are. Chr!st, my daughter even wears 'em.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-06, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Crap. Now my wife has a reason to get annoyed...

Crap. Now my wife has a reason to get annoyed when we go to visit her Grandmother in Boston next weekend and I suggest this outing. Maybe if I offer to pay, I can get some of the relatives on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-06, 04:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,193
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Just to be clear - I don't necessarily need a...

Just to be clear - I don't necessarily need a suspension fork, just any 20" fork that will fit a disc brake, suspension or non. If anyone knows of such an animal, please let me know. thanks! :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-06, 02:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,193
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Cool, indeed. I have been looking for a 20"...

Cool, indeed. I have been looking for a 20" front fork that will accept a disk. Jan, do you know wher I can get one? Or better yet, any chance you could sell me one? ;) Since I'm re-building my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-06, 12:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,193
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

I see the eyelets, too. But on the orange one,...

I see the eyelets, too. But on the orange one, it looks to me like there are a pair of eyelets on the left leg of the fork only. If so, and Jan correct me if I'm wrong, that fork might be designed...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-06, 10:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,053
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

+1. It's easy enough to ignore the BS here.

+1. It's easy enough to ignore the BS here.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,551
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Try Gaerlan - looks like they've got it. ...

Try Gaerlan - looks like they've got it.
http://www.gaerlan.com/bikeparts/parts/stem/stems.html
Forum: Touring
02-13-06, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,472
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Bingo! ...

Bingo!
http://www.yourgrocer.com/prod.asp?prodid=4553&catid=68
Land O' Lakes, Ultra-pasteurized, UHT individual creamers, no refirgeration necessary
No oil, no flavoring, just half cream, half...
Forum: Touring
02-13-06, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,472
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

The Tassimo system apparently uses single serve...

The Tassimo system apparently uses single serve "T-Discs" - ultra-pasteurized, real cream coffe creamers. You may have to buy them along with the coffee discs though, which is a waste.

As a...
Forum: Touring
02-13-06, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,472
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

ultra-pasteurized milk and cream does not need to...

ultra-pasteurized milk and cream does not need to be refirgerated until it's opened. When I lived in germany, people stored their milk in the cabinet until they opened a carton (they call it ultra...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-06, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

I, um, wear socks.

I, um, wear socks.
Forum: Commuting
02-09-06, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

I agree - it's creepy. Like going into a dark...

I agree - it's creepy. Like going into a dark basement.

But I agree 100% with Slvoid - there is no generally unsafe time to cross either bridge. I have done it at all hours. And the Brooklyn...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-06, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

wrong. you can't put a 9-spd cassette on a 7spd...

wrong. you can't put a 9-spd cassette on a 7spd hub.

but cool link to the $65 7spd shifter - that's the lowest $ I've seen.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-06, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

Get a Shimano Sora 7spd sti shifter. otherwise,...

Get a Shimano Sora 7spd sti shifter. otherwise, you are talking big bucks for a total drivetrain upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-06, 10:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

I read somewhere recently that, back when bikes...

I read somewhere recently that, back when bikes were the fastest thing going (early part of the 20th century), track racing DID attract the equivalent of today's NASCAR crowd. Track cycling was the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-06, 09:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,551
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

The derailleur is pretty solid - I wouldn't mess...

The derailleur is pretty solid - I wouldn't mess with that - maybe a tad heavy, but good. I'd go with cables, housing and just about any other grip shifter or click-shifter you can find. I put on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-06, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Mr_Super_Socks

here's mine

here's mine
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