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11-04-16, 10:34 PM
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Posted By Brian Sorrell

I don't pretend to play nice, as you do, if...

I don't pretend to play nice, as you do, if that's what you mean.
But then what you mean doesn't matter a whit to me.
Bye.
Have fun thinking about me.
11-04-16, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,616
Posted By Brian Sorrell

I'm American. The link is old news, bro.

I'm American.
The link is old news, bro.
11-04-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,616
Posted By Brian Sorrell

You don't matter to me. Yes, that's my...

You don't matter to me.
Yes, that's my attitude.

Now, back to "assiduous". I'm still puzzled by the use of that word.
10-31-16, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,616
Posted By Brian Sorrell

No cyclists die from head injuries in NZ? That's...

No cyclists die from head injuries in NZ? That's news to me.

Who makes this note about bad law land? I'll be sure to tell everyone to start listening to these people for further guidance on...
10-31-16, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,616
Posted By Brian Sorrell

Honestly I'm puzzled by this. Assiduous helmet...

Honestly I'm puzzled by this. Assiduous helmet culture? What does that mean? I live in a culture/country where there is a mandatory helmet law for all cyclists, and I reckon we're pretty...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,027
Posted By Brian Sorrell

Fascinating graphs and explanations. I like...

Fascinating graphs and explanations. I like learning stuff.

What I'm getting from this is that better tyres are better than Lycra. DO NOT let the road riding forum see this thread!

(Abe_Froman:...
10-31-16, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Brian Sorrell

I used to ride SART from Riverside to Huntington...

I used to ride SART from Riverside to Huntington Beach pretty regularly, and there was no gravel. There was a stretch you'd have to take surface streets through Corona / Norco, but other than that,...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-16, 02:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,027
Posted By Brian Sorrell

^^ Fine points AF. It's a funny thing how...

^^ Fine points AF. It's a funny thing how perceptions work. I notice that at lower speeds, that dragging feeling feels like smoothness. You're right, at higher speeds different things make more of...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-16, 03:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,027
Posted By Brian Sorrell

For the longest time I rode Conti...

For the longest time I rode Conti Ultra-Gatorskins with after market kevlar liners. Never a flat in well over 5,000 miles. Once those wore out and I wanted a wider tire, the Marathon Plus has been...
10-13-16, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By Brian Sorrell

I'm on the North Island and don't have much...

I'm on the North Island and don't have much experience cycling in ChCh, but I reckon a cyclocross bike is the way to go. You will inevitably stumble across some trails you'll want to ride, and to...
04-09-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Brian Sorrell

I hope you wear a flak jacket everywhere. On...

I hope you wear a flak jacket everywhere.

On a related note, you're about to give me the opportunity to take advantage of your rather weak argument skills. I encourage you to not blame yourself.
04-08-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Brian Sorrell

Interesting use of "deserve".

Interesting use of "deserve".
04-07-10, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By Brian Sorrell

Yeah, well, to me, that's a real pit stop. ...

Yeah, well, to me, that's a real pit stop.

The baggie dispenser is in a fixed location. Granted, once used, the baggies will be moved around, presumably by the user or a VERY close and personal...
04-07-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By Brian Sorrell

Was I not clear the first time? I see now...

Was I not clear the first time?

I see now that you have assigned yourself the task of cataloging bathrooms and water. There is a porta-potty at the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area. It is on the...
04-05-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By Brian Sorrell

I like it hot. So I like the Riverside side. ...

I like it hot. So I like the Riverside side.

No really.
04-05-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By Brian Sorrell

There is a bathroom / water right on the trail at...

There is a bathroom / water right on the trail at Anza Narrows Park, which is about 6 miles north of Hidden Valley in Norco. You can also park and start there if you're driving to ride and wish to...
03-30-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,687
Posted By Brian Sorrell

Spinning is manlier than mashing.

Spinning is manlier than mashing.
02-23-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By Brian Sorrell

OP: I carried maybe 5 lbs. of gear. This was a...

OP: I carried maybe 5 lbs. of gear. This was a small but supported charity ride, so just the basics for roadside emergencies and food. The suggestions already here are much better than I can offer....
02-22-10, 07:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,209
Posted By Brian Sorrell

Get some pursuit bars with a drop to them, then...

Get some pursuit bars with a drop to them, then flip them. Rise-Horns!!
02-22-10, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By Brian Sorrell

I'm old and stupid and did the California coast...

I'm old and stupid and did the California coast on a Surly Steamroller. It was enormously fun. So I'd say if you want to have a track-esque bike when you're done with your tour, get a Steamroller. ...
02-22-10, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By Brian Sorrell

Surely a Surly will suit your needs.

Surely a Surly will suit your needs.
02-16-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Brian Sorrell

You can find local rides on LAFixed.com or...

You can find local rides on LAFixed.com or SFFixed.

What's new? The 405 flows super smoothly now, especially during rush hour. --- --- --- --- --- OK, not really.
02-10-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By Brian Sorrell

The wife and I spent a week in Napier on our...

The wife and I spent a week in Napier on our honeymoon. We loved the area a lot. Like a whole lot. We-would-move-there kind of a lot.
02-08-10, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By Brian Sorrell

East coast of the north island? What town?

East coast of the north island? What town?
02-03-10, 01:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,073
Posted By Brian Sorrell

I run a Surly cog and chainring with the SRAM...

I run a Surly cog and chainring with the SRAM PC-7X. Dead quiet with every lube I've tried.
The PC-7X has been very good to me.
02-03-10, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,344
Posted By Brian Sorrell

I use goo gone periodically just to get invisible...

I use goo gone periodically just to get invisible road crap off machined rims. I'm always surprised at how much better the brakes work.
02-03-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,528
Posted By Brian Sorrell

I can echo this with Surly hubs. I did the same...

I can echo this with Surly hubs. I did the same thing too --- overtightened and absolutely wrecked the bearings.

Perhaps one of you can confirm this:
It appears to me that you cannot install a...
02-03-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,951
Posted By Brian Sorrell

As far as centuries go, I think if you train up...

As far as centuries go, I think if you train up to it and learn to listen to your body, you'll be fine no matter what the road throws at you. A heartrate monitor helps a lot too. Example: when I...
02-02-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,951
Posted By Brian Sorrell

You sir are a genius.

You sir are a genius.
02-01-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,951
Posted By Brian Sorrell

I'm thinking it'll be about two months until he...

I'm thinking it'll be about two months until he can hold his head up well enough, but then it's bike time kiddo!

19 and car free. YAY!!
02-01-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By Brian Sorrell

And they're just lookin' to get that back wheel...

And they're just lookin' to get that back wheel stolen.
02-01-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,951
Posted By Brian Sorrell

^^ This. My goal for 2010 is to ride as much as...

^^ This.
My goal for 2010 is to ride as much as possible with my new son strapped into his seat on the bike.
(His due date is in three days. C'mon out little fella!! We got ridin' to do!!)
02-01-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,335
Posted By Brian Sorrell

It's not a big deal. Weinmann DP18s are...

It's not a big deal. Weinmann DP18s are notorious for this as well, and I've never heard of one failing. This includes about 5k miles on one myself.
And if testimony doesn't convince you: consider...
01-29-10, 01:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,089
Posted By Brian Sorrell

My wife loves her Brooks B-17S and her B-67S. ...

My wife loves her Brooks B-17S and her B-67S. Those are the women's versions. Best to buy from a place that allows returns.
01-28-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Brian Sorrell

If you just want it done right, find a...

If you just want it done right, find a powdercoater who knows bikes. Make sure they properly mask anything with threads, and make sure they know how to get a good even coat on a bicycle frame.

If...
01-26-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Brian Sorrell

What's your budget?

What's your budget?
Forum: Commuting
01-22-10, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By Brian Sorrell

The US Grant hotel in San Diego will valet park...

The US Grant hotel in San Diego will valet park your bike.
In case you ever find yourself in the neighborhood....
01-20-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Brian Sorrell

There are a bunch of rides out of UCRiverside of...

There are a bunch of rides out of UCRiverside of varying degrees of difficulty, especially: Tuesday nights are the FUCR (Fast UCR) and Thursday nights are the SUCR (Social UCR).

At worst, just...
01-19-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,462
Posted By Brian Sorrell

To be fair, who's going to compile that sort of...

To be fair, who's going to compile that sort of data just to pick out a hub? Hearsay is what it's all about, especially 'round here. From what I've read, mihlbach got a lemon from PW, but they made...
01-19-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,437
Posted By Brian Sorrell

When you say a "hard" ratio, in my mind that...

When you say a "hard" ratio, in my mind that means a ratio that gets you spinning fast enough to tax your heart and lungs. But I bet you mean "high" ratio, because you likely want to keep your...
01-16-10, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By Brian Sorrell

That bike is 100% original. Well, except for the...

That bike is 100% original. Well, except for the seat :)

But seriously, my wife's FG is a Peugeot mixte, and I just finished a flat bar road bike for her on a Nishiki mixte frame. We think they...
01-15-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By Brian Sorrell

If it then it will take you about 5 billion...

If it

then it will take you about 5 billion centuries to figure out how to build a bike.

... and by then the sun will have exploded.
01-15-10, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,159
Posted By Brian Sorrell

It looks like a fine bicycle, and for around...

It looks like a fine bicycle, and for around these parts, it's a decent price. I would recommend looking for:

* Frame damage --- dings or bends in the tube. Make sure it hasn't been (obviously)...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Brian Sorrell

I like this one: "We are trying to make that...

I like this one:

"We are trying to make that driving experience one that is very engaging, said Jim Buczkowski, the director of global electrical and electronics systems engineering at Ford.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Brian Sorrell

It occurs to me that they keep adding more and...

It occurs to me that they keep adding more and more entertainment gadgets to cars because people don't acutally want to drive. They want to be entertained.

The wife and I had this great idea ---...
01-15-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,599
Posted By Brian Sorrell

We thought we wanted to be surprised, but we...

We thought we wanted to be surprised, but we couldn't do it. Patience is not always my strong suit.
01-15-10, 12:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,599
Posted By Brian Sorrell

Congratulations. I'm about three weeks away...

Congratulations.
I'm about three weeks away from a new cyclist myself. I can't wait til he wants to build his own bike.
01-15-10, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Brian Sorrell

I usually go down the east side of the 215 ---...

I usually go down the east side of the 215 --- different from what you're saying. Sorry :( But the only real hills are through Murietta, and it's not all that bad. I generally parallel the freeway...
01-14-10, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Brian Sorrell

First thing I'd do is re-torque everything to...

First thing I'd do is re-torque everything to specs. Park Tools' site has all the torque specs you'll ever need. Invest in a torque wrench --- it'll save you lots of heartache.

Also, grease...
01-14-10, 11:44 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,462
Posted By Brian Sorrell

For durability and long term considerations,...

For durability and long term considerations, absolutely true. For how Wheel A spins vs. Wheel B when they're both just built or with fairly low mileage, that's a different story. (And I'm assuming...
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