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Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 09:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,833
Posted By Apnu

Funny this should be posted, I broke my chain on...

Funny this should be posted, I broke my chain on Monday 06/16 and found out that my cassette was "shark toothed" after 2,000 miles from my LBS. Damn. Still cassettes and chains aren't a big deal. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-07, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Apnu

Thanks for the great advice everybody. Sounds...

Thanks for the great advice everybody. Sounds like there isn't much of a rule of thumb with road shoes, and the foot swelling thing is great advice, thanks. I never notice my feet swelling probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Apnu

Test fitting in the afternoon? Why?

Test fitting in the afternoon? Why?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Apnu

I don't own a single pair of black jeans. Yeah I...

I don't own a single pair of black jeans. Yeah I really wear Chucks... been wearing them for almost 20 years now. They are the only sneaker I can tolerate. They're comfy, inexpensive (relative to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-07, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Apnu

n00b question about shoes

I'm looking to buy my first pair of road shoes but I'm not sure how they typically wear. I have a size 12 shoe normally, but some shoes (like boots and my Chuck Taylor sneakers) always wear a size...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-07, 12:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 51,333
Posted By Apnu

I commute on a folding bike so I usually bring it...

I commute on a folding bike so I usually bring it inside my office. However I do bring a lock on days I need to run errands in the middle of the day. Having a folding bike (even with full 26" wheels...
07-30-07, 11:56 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

That's a good question. I don't ask them about...

That's a good question. I don't ask them about their helmets because I'm usually passing them while we're both travelling at 15+ MPH. So it doesn't seem like an opportune time to ask a total...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-07, 02:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

I never said that. Spare me your injured pride...

I never said that. Spare me your injured pride and cotton ****s. I wear cotton shorts and a running tee when I ride 'cuz I sweat like a pig. See post #87 for my clarification before you jump down...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-07, 02:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,073
Posted By Apnu

I'm an ex-smoker (smoked 13 years, quit 3 years...

I'm an ex-smoker (smoked 13 years, quit 3 years ago) and I'm happy I stopped. But, I think the anti-smoking crowd is way overboard here. Its just a bunch of idiots who want to feel good by making a...
07-27-07, 02:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

Ok, thanks for your input. I hadn't considered...

Ok, thanks for your input. I hadn't considered that.
07-27-07, 02:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

Skills. That's what I meant when I said 'riding...

Skills. That's what I meant when I said 'riding smart and aware' Sorry if that wasn't clear.
07-27-07, 02:05 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

Dude, I asked a question, I had no idea that...

Dude, I asked a question, I had no idea that asking questions was a mark of disrespect. I don't understand why you people are so interested in biting back at a simple and innocent questions.
07-27-07, 02:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

Yeah I can control the environment of my shower. ...

Yeah I can control the environment of my shower. Prove to me that I can't.

I ride a bike. I try to protect my self. Its that simple. As for the rest of this 'drives your fear' nonsense. Its...
07-27-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

OK you choose not to wear it home. Did you...

OK you choose not to wear it home. Did you choose to wear it to work? If so, what factors convinced you to wear it on one leg of your commute but not the other?
07-27-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

I'm not dodging. But apparently reading more...

I'm not dodging. But apparently reading more than three sentences is to difficult for you. ;) I gave you a straight answer, but you asked "why" To seriously answer such a question (as you asked)...
07-27-07, 01:05 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

They aren't my stats, they're yours. You are the...

They aren't my stats, they're yours. You are the one who made blanket statements about showering having as high or higher risk as cycling. So back up what you say or don't say it.

I don't have...
07-27-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

Do you have stats that say handball is more...

Do you have stats that say handball is more dangerious to your head than falling off a bike? I'd love to see that. How about shower falls vs cycling?

As for contact sports, they do wear...
07-27-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

The problem with that is, in the case of mild...

The problem with that is, in the case of mild concussions, people sometimes don't know they've got one. They might think they just have a bump on the head. You can get repeated concussions and not...
07-27-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

I recall, here in the States, when motorocycle...

I recall, here in the States, when motorocycle helmet laws started popping up everywhere (in the late 1980s I think) bikers got really pissed off by that. To this day, I occasionally see a biker,...
07-27-07, 11:16 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

I wonder how mild concussions fit into this...

I wonder how mild concussions fit into this debate. I haven't seen anybody yet talk about them. (maybe I have missed it) Mild concussions can occur with a light fall, or collisions that don't have...
07-27-07, 10:50 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

That I've seen, it appears to be a mixture of...

That I've seen, it appears to be a mixture of ages, bikes and riding styles. Except roadies. I can't think of a time where I've seen a roadie without a helmet.

But honestly, I wasn't paying...
07-26-07, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Apnu

I do the Hook Turn thing all the time. When I'm...

I do the Hook Turn thing all the time. When I'm heading home (and not taking a MUP) I have a very busy 4 lane road where I make a left to leave the for another that is quieter and has a bike lane. ...
07-26-07, 01:35 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

No I'm not defensive, I just don't like to see...

No I'm not defensive, I just don't like to see bullying. Its not me who's sensitive about this issue, its them.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

I was trying to show that cyclists of all stripes...

I was trying to show that cyclists of all stripes seem to have this same habit. It wasn't meant as an attack or criticism about people who wear cotton shirts. Personally I wear a mixture of street...
07-26-07, 12:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,148
Posted By Apnu

I don't think it has anything to do with...

I don't think it has anything to do with injuries. The insurance company wants to jack the rates on the employer. And the employer wants to lower insurance premiums. They don't give a fart about...
07-26-07, 11:25 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

That's very well said. Thanks for taking a stand...

That's very well said. Thanks for taking a stand for your beliefs and setting a positive example. I wear a helmet. That's my choice and I do not believe it tells everybody that cycling is...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

Thanks for your thoughts. And that's a wise...

Thanks for your thoughts. And that's a wise riding choice you've made. I like it, it is simple and concise.
07-26-07, 11:03 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

Such hostility in this thread. All I did...

Such hostility in this thread.

All I did was ask a question about what looks like odd behaviour to me. I never said one way or another that people should or should not wear helmets. I'm not...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By Apnu

I agree with Big Ron. When wet, break early. ...

I agree with Big Ron. When wet, break early. This gives your brakes a chance to squeegee off the moisture on the rims and then clamp down. Also keep an eye on the condition of your brake pads. If...
Forum: Introductions
07-26-07, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By Apnu

Welcome to Chicago: "never a more wretched hive...

Welcome to Chicago: "never a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." (I jest of course).

I'm glad you're here and you're in a great place for riding a bike (if the cabbies don't kill you). ...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 09:14 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

Perhaps I am generalizing. Its not meant to...

Perhaps I am generalizing. Its not meant to insult. It just that it appears to me that many commuters I see are rushing around. It looks to me that bike commuters aren't putting a lot of thought...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 08:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

I have at least 10 when I ride on Chicago...

I have at least 10 when I ride on Chicago streets. Thankfully we have a Mayor right now that is very pro-cycling. He's installed a ton of miles of bike lanes all over the city. I'm lucky that I...
07-25-07, 05:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

Harrowing story. I get your drift. When I was...

Harrowing story. I get your drift. When I was in school my mother made me wear a safety vest when riding at dusk/night. (no helmet tho) I hated it and took it off once I was a block away from my...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 02:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

And yet trolling on my threads seems to be your...

And yet trolling on my threads seems to be your habit for the day. And you call me all high and mighty. Check the mirror some time, if you can get down from your horse.
07-25-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

It never ceases to amaze me the number of people...

It never ceases to amaze me the number of people around here who just show up to crap on threads.

If you don't like the thread, ignore it and move on.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 11:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

In Chicago, we don't have hills, we have bumps. ...

In Chicago, we don't have hills, we have bumps.

Having said that, I can understand the amount of effort to get going from a standstill to climb a hill. What I do, at stop signs, is come to a...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 11:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

I'll give you that bike messengers deal with...

I'll give you that bike messengers deal with traffic and dangers I haven't experienced. I respect them for the risk they take and job they do. (I did mention that Chicago cabbies actually try to run...
07-25-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

I do, and I don't mean any disrespect to rando. ...

I do, and I don't mean any disrespect to rando. Chicago in July/August has days in high 90s with brutal (and smelly) humidity thanks to the river and lake we live with.

Since I got the new helmet...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

No need to get nasty or personal. If you're...

No need to get nasty or personal. If you're trolling for a flame war, I'm not going to bite.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 11:20 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

No I don't want a medal, what I do want is not...

No I don't want a medal, what I do want is not getting flack because I'm on a bike and I get lumped in with all the the other morons on bikes running lights and pissing off peds and cars.

But I...
07-25-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

I can understand the heat issue. I have a helmet...

I can understand the heat issue. I have a helmet that looks like a cross between a BMX helmet and a MTN helmet. The thing is damn hot on summer days. I picked up a Headsweats skull cap to wear...
07-25-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,401
Posted By Apnu

Has a helmet but won't wear it?

On my commute (and sometimes when riding for fun) I see a lot of people with out helmets on. OK, I can kind of understand that (but don't agree with it), but what always shocks me are the people who...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

Commuting in Chicago can be challenging, but...

Commuting in Chicago can be challenging, but you'll get the hang of it. The first month of my commuting was like a new odyssey every day. Hell, some days the ride seemed so long, I thought I'd...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,066
Posted By Apnu

Great review, thanks for the post. You've given...

Great review, thanks for the post. You've given me a lot to think about with my commuter (see my sig).

Thanks again!
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

True, Flimflam, all too true. There is craziness...

True, Flimflam, all too true. There is craziness on the roads here in Chicago too. I just wish the cyclists would be a bit more intelligent about it that would make the road just a little bit safer...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 09:40 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

Drivers do that here too. The worst offence? ...

Drivers do that here too. The worst offence? not using their turn signal when making a lane change. They just go and whoever is in the way (or lane) be dammed. That and rolling stop signs,...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 08:41 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 6,984
Posted By Apnu

4117+15=4132

4117+15=4132
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 08:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By Apnu

Rules of the road

<rant on>
I've been commuting, seriously, in Chicago since April 07. When riding on the streets (as opposed to the Lakefront path which is a longer ride for me) I see, naturally, many other...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Apnu

I drove my self nuts with a strange whirring...

I drove my self nuts with a strange whirring noise I never heard before until I noticed that one corner of my panniers was hanging off my rack funny and rubbing against my spokes. Now I carefully...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-24-07, 09:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,208
Posted By Apnu

I wish I could help you out, but I don't know of...

I wish I could help you out, but I don't know of any South Loop clubs. Having said that, you might want to join a club and then meet some people... maybe find some in those clubs in your area for...
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