Search: Posts Made By: effigy
Showing results 1 to 38 of 38
Search took 0.02 seconds.
03-02-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By effigy

Cleaning/prepping the outside of the freehub

All,

What is the proper way to clean and prep the outside part of the freehub where the cassette slides on (the splines)? All of my searching leads to results for the inside (actually...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,048
Posted By effigy

I've had nothing but excellent service from my...

I've had nothing but excellent service from my REI. In fact, I had a lot of spoke breakage issues a few months back and they properly diagnosed the problem after two local shops failed to (and on...
04-12-08, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By effigy

I know how to mount tires, but I'm not a...

I know how to mount tires, but I'm not a professional. If I've had similar service in the past, why would I pass up a few minutes that my bike could be nearer to the eyes of someone much more skilled...
04-12-08, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By effigy

Thanks to those of you who contributed valuable...

Thanks to those of you who contributed valuable perceptions; it appears the pendulum can go either way. And yes, I can change a tire ;)

No, I haven't had tires installed before; however, I have...
04-11-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By effigy

Is service now sacrificial?

Fellow bi-pedalers,

I stopped by a bike shop on my commute home the other day and spent ~$100 on new tires. I assumed that in exchange for my business they would spend a few free minutes to put...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By effigy

Time for bicycle bombs...

Time for bicycle bombs (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7912464/)?
Forum: Commuting
04-04-08, 08:47 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 31,879
Posted By effigy

I drool for fossil fuel. "Despite all my...

I drool for fossil fuel.
"Despite all my rage..." ;)
My other vehicle guzzles gas, too.
Let's pave the planet.
I "drive" like a drunken golfer.
Forum: Commuting
04-02-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 31,879
Posted By effigy

My favorite:...

My favorite: http://www.yehudamoon.com/index.php?date=2008-02-09 :D
I have yet to experience that degree of kindness from motorists.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,714
Posted By effigy

Real men cry. It's OK :)

Real men cry. It's OK :)
Forum: Commuting
03-31-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,973
Posted By effigy

1. Congratulations: You're human. 2. You should...

1. Congratulations: You're human.
2. You should have sacrified the coffee :)
3. Imagine if you would have been in an auto with the coffee and a cell phone... :eek:
Forum: Commuting
03-31-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By effigy

Nope. He's more of the over-seer type. If I did...

Nope. He's more of the over-seer type. If I did call, I would have wound up contacting his back-up. That was the first flat I've had since fall (and during my commute) and I'm quite sure I'm the...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-08, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By effigy

A touch of irony

My rear tire went flat this morning in the mid-40s drizzle. My first thought was "I better call my coworker in case I'm late," but after glancing at my cell phone's clock as I pulled the hand pump...
02-06-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By effigy

Winter Rider/Writer

As of late, when people irk me, I go into these writing fits. I've been commuting for months now, and this morning was the first time some one rolled down their window at a stop light and had at me....
12-14-07, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By effigy

Just spray it down when you get home?

Just spray it down when you get home?
12-10-07, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,088
Posted By effigy

http://www.psolar.com

http://www.psolar.com
Forum: Commuting
12-10-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By effigy

I've been OK down to 0F by layering SmartWool...

I've been OK down to 0F by layering SmartWool socks, Mysterioso M-Tech Socks (http://www.rei.com/product/685089), and Seirus Hyperlite Stormsocks (http://www.rei.com/product/729120) under my Shimano...
12-09-07, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 398,021
Posted By effigy

Another positive about winter cycling: There are...

Another positive about winter cycling: There are no pesky kids hogging the swings :D

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg112/eff_i_g/A_Grand_Day_Out.jpg

Specialized Crosstrail Expert w/ Nokian...
12-08-07, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,820
Posted By effigy

Here's to the Hakkapeliittas! :beer: (Can any one...

Here's to the Hakkapeliittas! :beer: (Can any one pronounce it?)
12-06-07, 09:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,931
Posted By effigy

I received/tried my PSolar HX Helmet Balaclava...

I received/tried my PSolar HX Helmet Balaclava today, and it's an impressive product. It was ~20F and my ears felt a little drafty, but the neck fleece certainly did its job. The warming module...
12-06-07, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,983
Posted By effigy

It was 8F this morning with 5mph winds and the...

It was 8F this morning with 5mph winds and the back of my thighs felt a little chilly if I wasn't chugging along. The Novara Thermal Tech Bike Tights (http://www.rei.com/product/754620) I have are...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-07, 09:07 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,527
Posted By effigy

10 miles roundtrip.

10 miles roundtrip.
12-05-07, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By effigy

Freezing locks?

It was in the low 30s (F) yesterday and my ULock came off fine. After about a mile and a half ride I had to make a stop and was unable to get the lock open--the key would only turn half way. The lock...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,282
Posted By effigy

Photos? :D

Photos? :D
12-04-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,344
Posted By effigy

According to Peter White Cycles:...

According to Peter White Cycles: (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.asp)



This page was updated last week.
12-04-07, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,983
Posted By effigy

I wear Novara Thermal Tech Bike Tights...

I wear Novara Thermal Tech Bike Tights (http://www.rei.com/product/754620) under Novara Stratos Rain Pants (http://www.rei.com/product/724361). This combination has been working well for me in the...
12-03-07, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,717
Posted By effigy

ViperZ: Which gloves/shoes are you using?

ViperZ: Which gloves/shoes are you using?
Forum: Commuting
12-03-07, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By effigy

I concur.

I concur.
12-03-07, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,341
Posted By effigy

Last Thursday the 24MPH winds blew everything up...

Last Thursday the 24MPH winds blew everything up my nose and wreaked havoc on my sinuses until today. I'm now keeping it covered with my balaclava and fighting glasses fogging until my PSolar...
12-02-07, 11:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,931
Posted By effigy

I saw mention of the Psolar Balaclava...

I saw mention of the Psolar Balaclava (http://www.psolar.com/) somewhere on the forums. The first testimonial mentions no fogging, and they sell a vapor shield that apparently takes care of this. I...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-07, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By effigy

Absolutely gorgeous. Where were these taken?

Absolutely gorgeous. Where were these taken?
Forum: Commuting
11-30-07, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,583
Posted By effigy

How long are the cuffs on those?

How long are the cuffs on those?
Forum: Commuting
11-30-07, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,576
Posted By effigy

I'm very happy with my Specialized Crosstrail...

I'm very happy with my Specialized Crosstrail Expert (http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=21925). It has treated me well for casual rides, aggressive single-tracking, and commuting. I...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-07, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,583
Posted By effigy

I'm very appreciative of this post. I'm on my...

I'm very appreciative of this post. I'm on my fourth pair of gloves now and they finally worked this morning--no cold fingers. The trick was the extra extension that tightens beyond the wrists. This...
04-04-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By effigy

Have you looked at the Specialized Crosstrail...

Have you looked at the Specialized Crosstrail Expert (http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=21925)? It has front suspension with lock-out, disc brakes, and 29ers. I can't give advice from...
03-26-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By effigy

I visited another bike shop, entering with my...

I visited another bike shop, entering with my heart set on a Bad Boy Ultra, even though it was out of my desired range. I'm not sold on it any more after looking at a Specialized Crosstrail Expert...
03-23-07, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By effigy

Thanks for the input everyone :) I received...

Thanks for the input everyone :)

I received 2 more suggestions from a bike shop: a Gary Fisher Tassajara or Cobia. The Tassajara has a front suspension that locks out for city riding, and the...
03-22-07, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By effigy

East Hill:The first shop was mainly Trek, so I...

East Hill:The first shop was mainly Trek, so I was shown some hybrids from their 7k series. The other had Giant, Cannondale, and I think a few Specialized. I was browsing/researching, so they nor I...
03-21-07, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By effigy

Looking for the right bike...

Greetings :)

I currently have a Mongoose Maneuver (a full suspension mountain bike) that I bought years ago, but I'm planning to purchase a new bike because the frame is too small for me; I'm...
Showing results 1 to 38 of 38


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.