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06-28-12, 05:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,683
Posted By jakub.ner

Fish, sorry to hear about your mis-adventures. ...

Fish, sorry to hear about your mis-adventures. You sure got nailed by other people's bad judgment :(.

Nice that you've started recently and are keeping the pace high. I find the faster your...
06-11-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Ha!
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Posted By jakub.ner

Ha!

Don't know what kind of a car this is... but I like its space-age materials for the grand equalizer they are.

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Replies: 48
Views: 4,451
Posted By jakub.ner

USB batteries. Simple, cheap, no fussing, and...

USB batteries. Simple, cheap, no fussing, and works well.
Replies: 70
Views: 4,393
Posted By jakub.ner

All good points Nick, except I don't want to be...

All good points Nick, except I don't want to be one with your god nor do I think I really get to go out into nature. The rest rings true for me.

I like the weekend warrior aspect. I started more...
04-20-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By jakub.ner

Yet another horrible article, in my hometown newspaper this time.

Helmet legistlation is bad, but I mostly take offence to this level of journalism. Very easy to pick apart, but will the message get across?
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04-17-12, 04:33 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,836
Posted By jakub.ner

Good. Maybe in restrospect she can figure out...

Good. Maybe in restrospect she can figure out for herself why it's illegal.
03-29-12, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,215
Posted By jakub.ner

Heh, yea, I remember reading about some European...

Heh, yea, I remember reading about some European statistics about kids and helmets. They couldn't show how many lives the helmets saved (if any). They could show how many kids choked and...
03-23-12, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By jakub.ner

But the teenager hit when in a cross-walk. Was...

But the teenager hit when in a cross-walk. Was he booting it on the sidewalk? Did he just pass the cop car on the right and hopped on the corss-walk? Was he using one of those nasty side-walk like...
03-23-12, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,215
Posted By jakub.ner

Are you required by law to put a helmet on your...

Are you required by law to put a helmet on your daughter when she's in a trailer when riding in Massachusetts?

In Ontario it's not required by law unless on a bicycle.

My son (now 2+) hated...
03-17-12, 01:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By jakub.ner

It doesn't matter how the person is taught. ...

It doesn't matter how the person is taught.

It's up to the licensing body to verify the person is qualified before issuing the license.
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By jakub.ner

The photo where the group is reflected in the...

The photo where the group is reflected in the building windows is pretty neat.
03-09-12, 11:19 AM
02-28-12, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By jakub.ner

Actually you are quite wrong. This is exactly...

Actually you are quite wrong. This is exactly where a pedestrian belongs. Pedestrians are safest walking contra traffic. It's the law in Ontario (and probably most other jurisdictions) to walk...
02-28-12, 06:19 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 14,739
Posted By jakub.ner

I know when I drive--especially on country...

I know when I drive--especially on country roads--I much more appreciate a closely bunched up group than a spread out string of riders. I don't even care if they're more than two abreast, so long as...
02-27-12, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,241
Posted By jakub.ner

Guess you can always tape some reflective tape...

Guess you can always tape some reflective tape over the "whizzz".
02-27-12, 04:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,261
Posted By jakub.ner

Just buy these: ...

Just buy these:

http://www.flashback.ca/flashflags.html

I have used a couple in the past and they work well. In addition you can fold it in and hook it against the rack when entering a MUP...
Replies: 13
Views: 3,461
Posted By jakub.ner

Voted 1: I no longer use clipless, platforms no...

Voted 1: I no longer use clipless, platforms no straps for me. Saddle as far back as possible to distribute weight off of wrists.
Replies: 1,032
Views: 600,028
Posted By jakub.ner

I've ridden multiple 200km and 300km brevets on...

I've ridden multiple 200km and 300km brevets on the Xootr Swift. Also a couple 400km OTL and a 600km attempt where I quit at 320km.

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I've softened the ride with some plush 406-50...
02-16-12, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,000
Posted By jakub.ner

Excellent job. I've only been to Dubai and...

Excellent job. I've only been to Dubai and pondered cycling there... Dubai at the time claimed that they want to be the next Amsterdam (this was several years ago). The only people I saw cycling...
10-14-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,825
Posted By jakub.ner

Are you polling about a federal bike license? Do...

Are you polling about a federal bike license? Do you guys even have a federal police that would care? USA is a rather large country so I'd think municipalities or at most states could do it.
10-13-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By jakub.ner

Waterless Car Wash Product

Just saw a pitch on Dragon's Den for a biodegradable Waterless Car Wash product. Wondering if anyone tried something similar in frosty times on their bike.
10-12-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,042
Posted By jakub.ner

Prince, I feel awful about your experience. Any...

Prince, I feel awful about your experience. Any encounter with a commercial vehicle, look for any identifying numbers. I know, hindsight is 20/20, and why would you have expected anything out of...
09-29-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,359
Posted By jakub.ner

http://verydemotivational.files.wordpress.com/2011...

http://verydemotivational.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/demotivational-posters-staying-positive.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,923
Posted By jakub.ner

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By jakub.ner

Excellent...

Excellent...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-11, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3,935
Views: 745,328
Posted By jakub.ner

That's exactly what I did for cantis on my Swift....

That's exactly what I did for cantis on my Swift. You just pop out the cable housing from the cable stop and the setup just hangs there as per v-brakes or calipers for the fold.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-11, 10:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,357
Posted By jakub.ner

^^^ +1 As long as your folder doesn't flex...

^^^ +1

As long as your folder doesn't flex like a pool noodle and your handle bar/fit is such that you can get the power standing up, you'll be plenty fast in an urban environment.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By jakub.ner

Rosie, I found that any plastic boxes don't...

Rosie,

I found that any plastic boxes don't work well with a folding bike as they work against you when you try to fold. Unless you use the bike exclusivelly as a minivelo, then that's different....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,487
Posted By jakub.ner

Graph, A 20" Dahon won't handle 'rough'. I...

Graph,

A 20" Dahon won't handle 'rough'. I owned three and still own one. The frame broke on one of them (a 2007 D7) after half a year of use. Proper seat height and all. I did take it out on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-11, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,597
Posted By jakub.ner

Butter, if you're willing to ride singlespeed you...

Butter, if you're willing to ride singlespeed you can get good quality 48 spoke BMX wheels at pretty much any bike store.

Otherwise letting your local bike store build a 36 spoke wheel using BMX...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By jakub.ner

CrossRack?

Will the cross rack not accomplish what you want? (http://www.xootr.com/crossrack-bike-rack.html).

I run one in the front with a small axiom or very large arkel panier depending on need. In the...
07-12-11, 05:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,796
Posted By jakub.ner

Except for a rather large tree right against the...

Except for a rather large tree right against the pavement.
06-21-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By jakub.ner

Cool!

Cool!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-11, 06:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,152
Posted By jakub.ner

I'm somewhat fascinated with folding bikes for...

I'm somewhat fascinated with folding bikes for long distance, but cannot afford what seems to be the de-facto choice: the Bike Friday.

As with anything you have a gamut of folding bikes. Some are...
06-01-11, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By jakub.ner

This is what I mean: ...

This is what I mean:
...
06-01-11, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By jakub.ner

Rob, Have you ever been at an event with a...

Rob,

Have you ever been at an event with a lot of bikes where they have these pipes setup so one just lifts his saddle and hangs the bike by the saddle?

You can buy one ($170?):
...
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By jakub.ner

I have two 32 oz plastic bottles that I carry...

I have two 32 oz plastic bottles that I carry Perpeteum and Heed in, separate from water. The bottles are see through and have graduations every 4 oz: 4 oz is about a serving for Perpeteum and two...
06-01-11, 05:59 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,120
Posted By jakub.ner

I completely follow you on the bikes are not cars...

I completely follow you on the bikes are not cars etc., but do stop for flashing school buses and cross-walks. I know, we all hate to breathe in the crap from the tail end of one of these beasts.
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06-01-11, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By jakub.ner

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3,935
Views: 745,328
Posted By jakub.ner

Thanks Kanishka.

Thanks Kanishka.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,935
Views: 745,328
Posted By jakub.ner

How was the saddle Mtalinm? How do your wrists...

How was the saddle Mtalinm? How do your wrists feel after a weekend with it?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,935
Views: 745,328
Posted By jakub.ner

Nish, A couple questions to get a feel for...

Nish,

A couple questions to get a feel for these saddles.

What would be the longer distances that you ride with them? Is your setup aggressive? i.e. where are your handlebars height wise...
05-06-11, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By jakub.ner

Good for you and don't let them get to you :).

Good for you and don't let them get to you :).
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By jakub.ner

Thanks for trying jur. I will probably not spend...

Thanks for trying jur. I will probably not spend much more time on this then.

Haha fietsbob, you reminded me of that. I forgot I used to do that a couple years ago. Maybe I shall again, thanks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By jakub.ner

Front Derailleur Bracket for Swift

I'd like to put a front derailleur on the Swift but don't want to dish out $60 on the bracket from Xootr. Any alternatives? I'm not opposed to using rubber hose clamps if that has proven to work...
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By jakub.ner

Groove, My sentiments exactly after last...

Groove,

My sentiments exactly after last weekend's 300. I'm in a very similar predicament mentally and stand similar in the brevets I've done. I believe I had the same "problem" between my first...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-11, 08:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 739
Posted By jakub.ner

Anyone have good experience with Kenda's Karrumba tire?

I've recently replaced a Schwalbe Big Apple (406-50) with a Kenda Karrumba. It seems to be well-known that the Big Apples have low rolling resistance at appropriate pressures for a 50 mil tire. Is...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,416
Posted By jakub.ner

Hool, I didn't pay for it, if that's what you...

Hool, I didn't pay for it, if that's what you mean. I've started with the rules of thumb posted throughout and tweaked a bit.

I have a feeling my fit is decent enough, but that I possibly may...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,416
Posted By jakub.ner

Much thanks for setting me straight. Vik,...

Much thanks for setting me straight.

Vik, Puppy, I will adjust my tire pressure as per your suggestion. I never considered the tire pressure / tire width relationship: silly, I know, in...
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