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Forum: Commuting
10-22-04, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By DragonMistress

I've had a bit of experience with...

I've had a bit of experience with demolition...toys. :D Ja, that is scary.


What did she do with it?
10-22-04, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By DragonMistress

Da, definitely. I could fix the...

Da, definitely.




I could fix the wheel, is what I was pointing out in my first post this thread. I'm not disagreeing with anyone about that being terrible shape for a wheel to be in.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-04, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By DragonMistress

"I have a new addition to my toolbox...

"I have a new addition to my toolbox now..."
10-22-04, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By DragonMistress

I do my own wheel truing, so these are individual...

I do my own wheel truing, so these are individual repsonses, not general.

A. Yes. My particualr low-tech method of wheel truing automatically corrects any out-of-roundness
B. Yes. Your wheel...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-04, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By DragonMistress

Not too long after putting Catterpillar Booze...

Not too long after putting Catterpillar Booze (industrial tire-healing stuff) in my bikes tires, I picked up a screwdriver.


What can ya say.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-04, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By DragonMistress

My god...my bike.... Lock---$30.00 ...

My god...my bike....
Lock---$30.00
Fenders---picked up secondhand off a an abandoned bike, campuses have lots of them with good parts and when the chain's too rusty to bedn nobody's gonna care if...
10-19-04, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By DragonMistress

I love linear overpull brakes, but they do take...

I love linear overpull brakes, but they do take some work.


My advice...

Break down the whole brake assembly and wash out the grime, regrease all the turning points.
Reassemble on middle...
10-19-04, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By DragonMistress

yes, it takes awhile to do that, but it's very...

yes, it takes awhile to do that, but it's very bad and you will definitely have to do something. I would suggest taking apart both hubs and the headset, maybe even the BB if it sounds bad, wash the...
10-19-04, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,458
Posted By DragonMistress

that's the advantage Googone has...it takes...

that's the advantage Googone has...it takes patience, but you can't damage your paint with it.
10-16-04, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By DragonMistress

I don't have disc brakes, but I managed to get a...

I don't have disc brakes, but I managed to get a road bike to get along with rack and fender by simply using a front fender on the rear wheel, to cover the back half of the wheel, and then getting...
10-16-04, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By DragonMistress

I have about three different opacities of sky...

I have about three different opacities of sky blue, and one with sparkles. :D

((EDIT)) If it's the color shown in your avi, yep. Got that. ;)





And yep, you can get fade nail polish...
10-15-04, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By DragonMistress

OOOo nice link. I did this well before I...

OOOo nice link.


I did this well before I found this forum, and at the time I had to mark the spokes and rim with nail polish so I could reassemble the wheel right, as I"d never rebuilt a wheel...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-04, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By DragonMistress

I"m all about the cheap and budget way of doing...

I"m all about the cheap and budget way of doing this but that sounds out there even for me to buy into it. I can't imagine getting a bike tire full of 60psi 'leaves and grass'. Yes, TECHNICALLY the...
10-15-04, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By DragonMistress

On a steelframe? If the frame rusts out,...

On a steelframe?

If the frame rusts out, it's severely weakened and unsafe. I"ve seen a rusted steelframe just collapse under the rider because the rust got under the paint and literally turned...
10-15-04, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By DragonMistress

I think so. I have Balckburn bags, VERY...

I think so. I have Balckburn bags, VERY satisfied with them.


my rack is Aveener (Or Avenir, not sure bout the spelling) and I find it a very versatile rack that's held up to my legendary abuse...
10-15-04, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By DragonMistress

Nope. Depends on the rim material. If it's...

Nope. Depends on the rim material. If it's aluminum or steel, I know from experience it's possible to dismount the rim from the spokes and straighten it. Steel is easier to work with that...
10-15-04, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By DragonMistress

I buy fingernail polish in the exact colors of my...

I buy fingernail polish in the exact colors of my bikes's paint job's, when the paint gets dinged I wash it out, pat it dry, let it air for an hour or two, then seal it up with polish. Two years of...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-04, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By DragonMistress

Oro? I thought that's what the thread was...

Oro?


I thought that's what the thread was about...buying bicyicles. Unless I hallucinated the whole thing.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-04, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By DragonMistress

W T F ??

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Forum: Commuting
10-13-04, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By DragonMistress

My MTB that I use as a draft horse road bike...

My MTB that I use as a draft horse road bike almost never gets washed. It also doesn't get dirty much, and what it does generally sloughs off when riding in the rain.

The other one, that I...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-04, 04:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,261
Posted By DragonMistress

And here goes the expensive-bikes versuis...

And here goes the expensive-bikes versuis cheap-bikes argument again.


Some cheap bikes can be made to work very well.

~~~end of discussion~~~
Forum: Commuting
10-11-04, 04:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,889
Posted By DragonMistress

That would be me. It was half full, or some such...

That would be me. It was half full, or some such amount, because it was spilling as it went past. Scared the fu(k out of me when it zinged infront of my nose.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-04, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By DragonMistress

Has anyone else wanted to make a pair of foldable...

Has anyone else wanted to make a pair of foldable sails for their bike and fly before the wind on one of those days?

I can see rigging the mainsail to my rack, and having a jib on the...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-04, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By DragonMistress

I"d be making the original shop repair, for free,...

I"d be making the original shop repair, for free, and give you half your money back from the bike ontop of it. That's not just shoddy, that's dangerous. You could've got badly hurt.


...oh my...
10-11-04, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,458
Posted By DragonMistress

Aye, but there is, if the decals are ontop of the...

Aye, but there is, if the decals are ontop of the clearcoat. This of course does nothing for stuff under the paint but...


On Home Depo there is a pretty yello-orange liquid (smells great too)...
10-11-04, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By DragonMistress

Why can't you measure the outer sprocket and tell?

Why can't you measure the outer sprocket and tell?
10-11-04, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,327
Posted By DragonMistress

If you're sure it's not related to the rim or...

If you're sure it's not related to the rim or tire hitting...

What about bearings/chain-to-cassette issues?

Or...this is perhaps the STUPIDEST thing I've ever had go wrong on my bike...my rear...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-04, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By DragonMistress

I ride a great deal for the mental distraction of...

I ride a great deal for the mental distraction of keeping track of who is where doing what in what vehicle, and what possible collision courses could...'impact' me. I look on it as more like a...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-04, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By DragonMistress

My only problems are A. it's impossible to...

My only problems are

A. it's impossible to assume you're about to be hit by a vehicle you don't know is sneaking up on you
B. when the drivers start chasing you around the road and sidewalk,...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-04, 02:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By DragonMistress

*makes off #47 of her...

*makes off #47 of her to-do-before-going-out-with-a-bang list*
Forum: Commuting
10-04-04, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By DragonMistress

Ditto dat^ but without the storing outside part,...

Ditto dat^ but without the storing outside part, and the seat creaking.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-04, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By DragonMistress

Yep, in my city, with my traffic, biking is 100%...

Yep, in my city, with my traffic, biking is 100% faster than driving.
I know I can outrun the gasguzzlers.
Maybe reasonable people with commn sense dont' chase cars on bikes. I never said I had...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-04, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By DragonMistress

I only true my wheels when I can feel the brakes...

I only true my wheels when I can feel the brakes 'catching' on the untrue parts while riding. I spin them occasionally, right now though my rear wheel is so perfectly rounded it almost makes me wet...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-04, 12:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,171
Posted By DragonMistress

I love my bikes, in truth I want a car...very...

I love my bikes, in truth I want a car...very much...but I would still keep my bikes for daily commuting and jinking around town. I need a car for things like driving to Conneticut (TN chikie here)...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-04, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By DragonMistress

Definitely keep the knees warm...I've found that...

Definitely keep the knees warm...I've found that having my seat post too low puts strain on mine (broke a kneecap a bit over a year ago, cracked it against a curb when I missed the ramp to ogle some...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By DragonMistress

Pretty much...I tought these people how insecure...

Pretty much...I tought these people how insecure these locks were...so that THEY could manage to not have THEIR bike stolen!

...then again...here i am with the insecure lock.


I was still...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 01:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By DragonMistress

If you want to MARK them, 'aggressively' keying a...

If you want to MARK them, 'aggressively' keying a car not only wrecks the paint job but leaves a crease in the body panel marked, that no amount of paint can cover.

If you do it right it's also...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 01:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By DragonMistress

Bikes ARE invisible. I am convinced I could ride...

Bikes ARE invisible. I am convinced I could ride up to the President with a shotgun, unload into his face, and ride off and...provided I never got off the bike...nobody would ever see me.

It's...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By DragonMistress

Locko-no-jitsu! *bad...

Locko-no-jitsu!

*bad kung-fu-action-movie-noise and wose comical pose*

Hoyaaaawww!!
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By DragonMistress

Actaully, I've not yet managed to pick one. ...

Actaully, I've not yet managed to pick one.

I've got no trouble picking cable locks, though...used to do demonstrations for friends. Until one returned the favor and changed my combonation.... ...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,432
Posted By DragonMistress

I used to have issues with my tires being...

I used to have issues with my tires being icepicked, and random nitpicky stuff stripped off my bike, sunglasses if I left them clipped on the handlebars, bungee cords off the rack, all sorts of...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By DragonMistress

But then he's out a U-lock. Advise him to...

But then he's out a U-lock.

Advise him to carry rocks.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 01:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By DragonMistress

nah, nah nah...eggs. Or baloney. It...

nah, nah nah...eggs.

Or baloney.

It cooks on, makes a nice stench, and rips up the preexisting paint on the vehicle when it's scrubbed off.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By DragonMistress

I agree with what's been said. I dont' know for...

I agree with what's been said. I dont' know for surel..but I highly doubt bike are made of spun sugar. They won't melt. Dry them off at the end of the day and put your bike up happy as a clam.

...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 12:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By DragonMistress

Not always. 99.99999% of the time. Another...

Not always. 99.99999% of the time.

Another thing I love about Roadmasters...they're ****ing tough. They'll take being plowed into by a SUV.

I like to rant about the time I got shoved down a...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By DragonMistress

Hear hear for DIY wheel truing! The next...

Hear hear for DIY wheel truing!

The next step is to drop the training wheels and tensionometer... :D
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By DragonMistress

Glad I"m not the only holy terror on the road. ...

Glad I"m not the only holy terror on the road.


I still like the air horn idea though...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-04, 05:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,829
Posted By DragonMistress

Uhm... *scratches head and comes up wiht one of...

Uhm... *scratches head and comes up wiht one of her exceptionally bad ideas*

Try putitng PAM on your glasses?

A thin enough coat of oil or grease of some sort shouldn't cloud up your glasses...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-04, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By DragonMistress

niiiicceee..... I like my metal fenders,...

niiiicceee.....


I like my metal fenders, personally...mine covers the whole wheel, front to back, and is VERY sturdy....has saved my ass on several occasions. I've had cars push me along the...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-04, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,055
Posted By DragonMistress

The point of an external stereo over headphones...

The point of an external stereo over headphones is because one WILL hear automotive signals over the music. Or so I think, at any rate. Headphones soulds liek a deathtrap to me for that reason.
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