Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: SonataInFSharp
Showing results 1 to 50 of 175
Search took 1.76 seconds.
05-21-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By SonataInFSharp

You shouldn't be riding that close to the curb...

You shouldn't be riding that close to the curb anyway, trailer or not, because riding that close to the side makes you much less visible to cars.
04-17-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Heh, I don't agree with hardly any of the...

Heh, I don't agree with hardly any of the bike-friendly streets around Minneapolis, but that's just my opinion.
04-17-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Ah, I used to cross the dam and ride all the way...

Ah, I used to cross the dam and ride all the way to Elk Creek every single day during summer vacation as a kid. We started when we were about 9 and rode each summer until college--5 of us. Every day....
04-06-12, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Yep, another reason that I spent the money and...

Yep, another reason that I spent the money and got a Burley. It doesn't bottom out (the hitch will bottom out first), but if I did for some reason, the foot well is hard.

I am not being snarky; I...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-12, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,822
Posted By SonataInFSharp

This is what I use: $38.99 ...

This is what I use: $38.99

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-DVR-808-Car-Key-Chain-Micro-Camera-16-Real-HD-720P-H-264-Pocket-Camcorder-/180776698380?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a1721820c

You...
04-05-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Fashion over function, eh? Good luck with that....

Fashion over function, eh? Good luck with that. :D She will not find something she loves to look at AND loves to ride, then. It's not going to happen, I am afraid. :(
Forum: Commuting
04-05-12, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,040
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I will try 10mm and see how that looks. ...

I will try 10mm and see how that looks.






I, honestly, have no idea what any of y'all are talking about. Why would I let my tires rub on anything in the first place? Seems like common...
04-04-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,320
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Just chiming in that 7 months old seems kinda...

Just chiming in that 7 months old seems kinda young to have in a trailer without an infant adapter, and definitely too young to sit in a child seat--even though a 7 month old may be starting to sit...
04-04-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Yes, the more gears the better. A 7-speed might...

Yes, the more gears the better. A 7-speed might be a good start, but then she will end up in the same boat again soon.

Look for hybrid bikes; they are made for her demographic. There are so many...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,040
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Correct Clearance Used When Installing Fenders

Is there a rhyme or reason to fender clearance beyond simply clearing the wheel, or is it just up to personal preference?

When I installed fenders on my Trek 7100 many, many years ago, I installed...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,119
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Hmm, I use both brakes, but I have my front brake...

Hmm, I use both brakes, but I have my front brake adjusted so that I can hit it as hard as I want to and I won't do an endo unless I move my body weight forward slightly.

But, I have the Burley...
03-28-12, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 30,644
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Burley's highest-end trailer is the d'Lite,...

Burley's highest-end trailer is the d'Lite, selling for $628 this year. Chariot's highest-end trailers cost $950-1100 this year. So, the Chariot trailers are far more expensive--150% more. I swear...
03-28-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,101
Posted By SonataInFSharp

As others have said: lock through the frame of...

As others have said: lock through the frame of the trailer, and attached to the bike, another lock, or a bike rack.
03-28-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,101
Posted By SonataInFSharp

My kids don't wear helmets in the trailer for...

My kids don't wear helmets in the trailer for three reasons: 1) Even though there are "helmet pockets", the seat backs can push the helmet into their heads; 2) Choking hazard for a kid that young. If...
03-15-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Yep, that will be me in a few hours, actually. ...

Yep, that will be me in a few hours, actually.

There is another photo floating around on this forum with a tandem (parents), tandem tag-along, and a trailer. :)
03-15-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,656
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Google Maps with Satellite View and Street View,...

Google Maps with Satellite View and Street View, although nothing is better than starting your meticulously-planned ride and realizing that it was a very bad plan once it's too late, so nothing beats...
03-15-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 30,644
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I think the Bee models are fairly new in the...

I think the Bee models are fairly new in the general scope of trailers (the d'Lite and its equivalents have been around forever), so I think most people who already have a Burley (e.g. d'Lite or...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I see it all the time in Minneapolis, too. Then...

I see it all the time in Minneapolis, too. Then when I try to make people honest, all 20 cars around me get mad. Heh! Especially bad is a particular double-left turn lane that goes around a turn lane...
08-17-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,966
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I used to live 4 miles from downtown, and it was...

I used to live 4 miles from downtown, and it was literally one road (with bike lanes) into the heart of downtown.

Now, I still live 4 miles from downtown, but it's a huge pain in the butt to get...
08-03-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By SonataInFSharp

The only weird issue I get is when the last word...

The only weird issue I get is when the last word of a line is repeated on the next line. Doesn't happen all the time--but most of the time.
07-22-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Don't be jealous. It's extremely busy and people...

Don't be jealous. It's extremely busy and people are so rude/clueless that we don't go actually enjoy riding around there; we just do it because we feel obligated for some reason.

I know the Dolce...
07-22-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Good to hear! My wife and I have hybrids, but I...

Good to hear! My wife and I have hybrids, but I want us to get matching cruisers so she will ride more, too.

(Also good to hear about the Minneapolis riding, as you rode right through my 'hood...
07-16-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,296
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I think FIT is far more important than quality of...

I think FIT is far more important than quality of bike. (Although I agree that the Spec. is a better bike. I own a 7100 and my wife a Crossroads and her bike is certainly much, much better.)
07-14-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,986
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I have been sticking the helmet on the 1 year old...

I have been sticking the helmet on the 1 year old as he walks around the house, and he is at the point now where he pulls once on the helmet and gives up, and will keep the helmet on! I can't believe...
07-14-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I have the Trek 7100 with over 3000 miles on it...

I have the Trek 7100 with over 3000 miles on it and all original components, and I have added a ton of stuff to it (bags, panniers, lights, etc).

It's a great bike, but I wish I would have...
07-10-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,986
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Ya, I have been at least attempting to put the...

Ya, I have been at least attempting to put the helmet on him at each ride the past few days, and I will continute that method.

I understand the "no helmet - no ride" idea, too, but by then he...
07-10-09, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,519
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Doesn't this equipment have to pass safety tests...

Doesn't this equipment have to pass safety tests like care seats, etc? (Maybe not; I don't know so I am asking.)

If that is the case, then dollar amount doesn't mean anything. It's all about...
07-09-09, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,986
Posted By SonataInFSharp

How do You Keep a Helmet on a Little Guy?

I searched the forums and found no threads on this topic, but I can't imagine I am the only person to ask this, but here goes...

I got the bike trailer and a helmet fitted perfectly for the 1 year...
07-07-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,155
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Burley d'lite 2008 vs. 2009?

[I searched first.]

Any thoughts regarding the Burley d'Lite 2008 vs 2009 [ST] models?

The local shops have then on sale, and the 08 models are $140 less than the 09 models right now. But the...
04-08-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 19,164
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I thought most states had a law that a child must...

I thought most states had a law that a child must be 12 months old to ride in a trailer?! Is this not true? I hope it isn't. My baby is almost 9 months and I am slowly marking the calendar until 1...
08-26-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,458
Posted By SonataInFSharp

It depends where I am going. Here in...

It depends where I am going.

Here in Minneapolis, bike lanes are on the left side of one-way streets because the theory is that drivers can see the cyclists better on the left side. But with the...
08-21-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By SonataInFSharp

How would one from out of state know this? Is...

How would one from out of state know this? Is there appropriate signage?
06-18-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,237
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Funny that I ran across this thread because...

Funny that I ran across this thread because earlier today I was reviewing the MN bicycle laws with a friend and the very last subdivision says:

"Subd. 11. Peace officer operating bicycle. The...
06-09-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Threads in this forum make me think about...

Threads in this forum make me think about sticking more to trails than roads. My wife encourages me to ride more, actually. My cats don't care one way or the other.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,423
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Yay!! I did something similar once and...

Yay!!

I did something similar once and posted it here and no one believed me. :) My loaded hybrid currently weighs 48 pounds and I am proud of it.

The guy I was chasing was really trying,...
05-30-08, 12:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,653
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I never used to get upset at cyclists I encounter...

I never used to get upset at cyclists I encounter while driving.

Now that I have been riding in a major city for some time, I get upset at cyclists while driving and have no problems letting them...
05-28-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,159
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Sounds to me like someone moved out of the...

Sounds to me like someone moved out of the aparment complex and didn't want to take the bike and doesn't care what happened to it. My dad used to leave crap everywhere he lived all the time. Doesn't...
05-28-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I own a Trek 7100. My wife owns a...

I own a Trek 7100.

My wife owns a Specialized Crossroads.

I don't ride her bike much since it fits her and not me (obviously), but I have played with it a little.

The Specialized, IMHO,...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-08, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By SonataInFSharp

When my bike was stolen, the adjsuter WAY...

When my bike was stolen, the adjsuter WAY over-priced my bike. I had to tell her what it was worth and I got an amount that was more appropriate and was much less than what she originally was going...
05-28-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,857
Posted By SonataInFSharp

This is a very appropriate application of: "This...

This is a very appropriate application of: "This thread is useless without pics!"

:)
05-28-08, 08:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,338
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I used to run my PlanetBike Superflash during the...

I used to run my PlanetBike Superflash during the day, but now I have a super nerdy reflective neon yellow vest that I wear which is bright enough that I don't feel I need the light any more during...
05-27-08, 11:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,989
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I would say "No." At least not in my case. ...

I would say "No." At least not in my case.

My legs are great and my upper body is great (arms, shoulders, etc), but not my stomach. It has been the same for a very long time.
05-27-08, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Had an incident today. A riding group of...

Had an incident today.

A riding group of about 15 bikes rode through a red light. I was on the cross street with a green light, in my car. I was even going under the speed limit (I was doing 30...
05-23-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Have the bike fitted. I fell out of the car...

Have the bike fitted.

I fell out of the car on the freeway as a toddler and have back problems my whole life. (Way before seat belts were installed in the rear seats of cars and car seats were...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By SonataInFSharp

I think there is usually a 20" wheel statement....

I think there is usually a 20" wheel statement. Anything 20" or under is exempt from the sidewalk law. When I was a kid, it was an age: 12 years old, but that has since changed to a tire size. I...
05-21-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,251
Posted By SonataInFSharp

For every negative story you read here, there are...

For every negative story you read here, there are 2,000 good ones that don't get posted. Keep that in mind.

As everyone else has says, be deliberate and predictable. It is really easy and you...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,685
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Many years ago, I had a large female deer run out...

Many years ago, I had a large female deer run out in front of me. A second or two later, a fawn came out of the woods and ran along side me as I tried to ride away. The fawn had to be closer than 5...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,441
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Well, if they yell at you, it means they saw you,...

Well, if they yell at you, it means they saw you, right? :)
Forum: Commuting
05-21-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By SonataInFSharp

If you were in a crosswalk, mounted on your bike,...

If you were in a crosswalk, mounted on your bike, and the ped sign was no longer walk, are you SURE you had the right of way?

Curious what others think.

It could be a city vs. suburban thing,...
05-21-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
Posted By SonataInFSharp

Despite stats, I personally feel much safer on a...

Despite stats, I personally feel much safer on a bike than a car, especially after the car accident I witnessed yesterday (never witnessed even a close call with a bicycle). Personal perception. I...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 175
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.