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Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,289
Posted By ghettocruiser

A gopro session (either 4 or 5) battery will give...

A gopro session (either 4 or 5) battery will give you 90-100 minutes in 1080p mode. I have them front and rear.

If you plug it into a cell phone power pack, even the mini ones, it will basically...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,483
Posted By ghettocruiser

He is a real person. He is indeed on Strava, and...

He is a real person. He is indeed on Strava, and he isn't hard to find there.

And something is messed up with the miles/km thing. All his rides are logged in km. They show as km for me in the...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,247
Posted By ghettocruiser

No such bike.

No such bike.
12-20-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By ghettocruiser

Yep. But I say that mostly as a mountain...

Yep.

But I say that mostly as a mountain biker, rather than a commuter.
12-17-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By ghettocruiser

I prefer unmaintained trails. The volume...

I prefer unmaintained trails.

The volume of snow is low enough here that it is easily packed by foot traffic as it falls.

When they plow it, they start salting it, and it just turns into a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-10, 08:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,679
Posted By ghettocruiser

For the Cervelo = Ferrari analogy to be correct,...

For the Cervelo = Ferrari analogy to be correct, about 85% of the people here with cars would have Ferraris.

The other 15% would have early '90s Civics with their automotive handlebars flipped up.
12-15-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,575
Posted By ghettocruiser

I had a few, I remember one evening in '03 or '04...

I had a few, I remember one evening in '03 or '04 where there was probably about 5" of new snow on the ground just at the start of the evening rush, I had about a 12-mile haul home. Probably 2" more...
12-13-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,782
Posted By ghettocruiser

this. Un-winterized mine are probably good...

this.

Un-winterized mine are probably good to at least -30C, so I'm not too worried about missing a day in Toronto.
12-13-10, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,914
Posted By ghettocruiser

This morning, front and rear, for the first time...

This morning, front and rear, for the first time since March 2009.

May have been overkill.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By ghettocruiser

I can't even get cars to "wait 3 seconds" when...

I can't even get cars to "wait 3 seconds" when they have a stop sign and I don't.

I was about 10" from the rear quarterpanel of a black Mercedes this morning in the snow for that reason.

And...
12-10-10, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By ghettocruiser

Haven't used them in about 13 years. But in...

Haven't used them in about 13 years.

But in 2011, I may be going back. Seriously.
12-10-10, 02:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,403
Posted By ghettocruiser

Read this, then decide: ...

Read this, then decide:

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/car-life/road-sage/biking-in-a-winter-wonderland/article1830046/?service=mobile&template=shareEmail
12-08-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By ghettocruiser

http://bikingtoronto.com/left-wing-pinko-i-bike-t-...

http://bikingtoronto.com/left-wing-pinko-i-bike-t-o-shirt/
12-08-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By ghettocruiser

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/166/394831534_83f00...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/166/394831534_83f0002aaf_o.jpg

3.0 rear, 3.7 front.
12-07-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By ghettocruiser

Props for: a) the riding b) The first...

Props for:

a) the riding

b) The first link to pinkbike on the winter forum since the "studded tire arena test" of 2005.
12-07-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,911
Posted By ghettocruiser

My derailleur only freezes when I have liquid...

My derailleur only freezes when I have liquid water involved, like spray from a salted road in cold air, or freezing rain.

Shifters can act up from cold temperatures alone (usually below -20C,...
12-07-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,372
Posted By ghettocruiser

...

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12-07-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,911
Posted By ghettocruiser

When new bikes have cold weather issues that old...

When new bikes have cold weather issues that old bikes don't, suspect over-thickened grease.

Old bikes don't have these issues because most of the grease is gone.
Forum: Commuting
12-06-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,011
Posted By ghettocruiser

I ditched the panniers in the late '90s. In...

I ditched the panniers in the late '90s.

In the rare case that things are too big for my backpack, I use a trailer.

Statistically however, most commuters prefer panniers, both on this forum and...
12-05-10, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,318
Posted By ghettocruiser

I have an old-school one that was unvented, and...

I have an old-school one that was unvented, and thus got pretty hot at about -5C and up.

Last month I had a new Giro snow lid with the open-close vents in my hand at the checkout line, but at the...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-10, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,466
Posted By ghettocruiser

Unless there is something wrong with the fork, it...

Unless there is something wrong with the fork, it shouldn't make much difference.

Riding with my fork fully locked out vs fully active never made a measurable difference in my commute times.

If...
12-02-10, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By ghettocruiser

I presently have 3 wheelsets for my hardtail and...

I presently have 3 wheelsets for my hardtail and 2 each for my CX and DH bikes.

So yes, I think it is a practical alternative to (yet) more bikes.
12-02-10, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By ghettocruiser

Front hub won't fit. As a side note, I'm...

Front hub won't fit.

As a side note, I'm wondering why the lister is billing a 20mm front hub as a "cyclocross" wheelset.
12-01-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By ghettocruiser

Aerogel-insulated insoles may help, provided you...

Aerogel-insulated insoles may help, provided you can find ones that are not thicker than your existing insoles.
12-01-10, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By ghettocruiser

So I played plugged in the TV last night and...

So I played plugged in the TV last night and played "Going Home" from Youtube HD.

My 3-year-old son (who rides) was absolutely silent and motionless as he watched. (afterwards he peppered me with...
11-30-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,891
Posted By ghettocruiser

Did a BF moderator really just post a link to RM,...

Did a BF moderator really just post a link to RM, or are you trying to rickroll us?
11-30-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,204
Posted By ghettocruiser

^^ A photo of your actual pedal. You're...

^^ A photo of your actual pedal.

You're making me feel lazy for just posting some lame catalogue pic.
11-29-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,204
Posted By ghettocruiser

http://www.cambriabike.com/Images/product/shim_xtr...

http://www.cambriabike.com/Images/product/shim_xtr_pd-m970_pedal.jpg

>>>

But can't we just tell you?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-10, 10:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,835
Posted By ghettocruiser

Few weeks ago my boss walked by my office, tossed...

Few weeks ago my boss walked by my office, tossed a couple of still-in-the-box GP3000's on my desk, and said "try these".

So I am.

The company I work at has nothing to do with bicycles, BTW.
Forum: Commuting
11-26-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By ghettocruiser

Yep. Vittoria XNs.

Yep. Vittoria XNs.
11-26-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,060
Posted By ghettocruiser

A few points of clarification from that article. ...

A few points of clarification from that article.



Joan was struck as she stepped off the curb into traffic, a mistake anyone could have made.



Incorrect.
11-26-10, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,151
Posted By ghettocruiser

http://flecom.fragmachines.com/funny/this_thread_d...

http://flecom.fragmachines.com/funny/this_thread_delivers.jpg
...
11-24-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,742
Posted By ghettocruiser

Make sure you are not subconsciously pedaling...

Make sure you are not subconsciously pedaling backwards.

1/4 as you say might not be an issue, but more than that it's coming off.

Lesson I learned DH'ing without a chain guide.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By ghettocruiser

The constraints the above posters have mentioned...

The constraints the above posters have mentioned all have merit.

If you want deep-section wheels anyways (and their's nothing wrong with that) these guys...
11-23-10, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By ghettocruiser

Suitable and recommended. I still want to...

Suitable and recommended.


I still want to replace my busted road bike, one of these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,967
Posted By ghettocruiser

In the late 90s we all used mountain bikes, in...

In the late 90s we all used mountain bikes, in this race, but the're a bit of a rarity now... I was on like a 28C file tread these last few years.

In a related story, I crash more often...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,967
Posted By ghettocruiser

Sorry. Ontario thing. OP: First group is...

Sorry. Ontario thing.

OP: First group is (vaguely) seeded. People cutting in are yelled at and sent to the back.

In fact they tried to send the provincial CX champ (apparently not knowing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-10, 04:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,967
Posted By ghettocruiser

Wait, it this a real live P2A thread in the 41? ...

Wait, it this a real live P2A thread in the 41?

Good lord.
Forum: Commuting
11-22-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By ghettocruiser

Instead of a star nut, I used a longer bolt and...

Instead of a star nut, I used a longer bolt and nut through an elastomer from a '90s manitou fork that was lying in the basement. I don't even need to re-tighten it to install/remove once I have it...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-10, 03:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,835
Posted By ghettocruiser

flite

flite
11-22-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,970
Posted By ghettocruiser

It's okay, I already have the wheels, set up set...

It's okay, I already have the wheels, set up set up tubeless. I actually ordered a set of Ultegra road wheels at the same time, which would probably be sacrilege in the 41 since they are neither...
11-21-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,970
Posted By ghettocruiser

Was supposed to be a 2nd wheelset for my XC...

Was supposed to be a 2nd wheelset for my XC hardtail. Outlaws seem a bit burley in this application. Plus I had centrelock rotors lying around. None of this probably applies to the OP.
11-20-10, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,970
Posted By ghettocruiser

Just picked up the factory SLX wheelset from CRC...

Just picked up the factory SLX wheelset from CRC for $270 shipped.

Have yet to ride them.

But for that money, they can kind of suck and I'd buy them anyways.
11-19-10, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,556
Posted By ghettocruiser

Many Marzocchi Z1 or Z2 forks from 1997 will...

Many Marzocchi Z1 or Z2 forks from 1997 will still be intact and usable.

A few of these forks will have the steel 1" steerer.

Look around.
11-19-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,531
Posted By ghettocruiser

Someone should write a macro that automatically...

Someone should write a macro that automatically inserts that photograph in BF threads whenever the word MUPPET is used.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-10, 09:00 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,524
Posted By ghettocruiser

Don't listen to them. I kept riding to...

Don't listen to them.

I kept riding to work and training at night. When he started daycare, I rode him to daycare in the chariot and biked the rest of the way to work, even through the winter. ...
11-19-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By ghettocruiser

M800 requires a special hub. M810 will fit...

M800 requires a special hub.

M810 will fit pretty much anything.
11-18-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,531
Posted By ghettocruiser

Can I call myself a "vehicular muppet"? ...

Can I call myself a "vehicular muppet"?

Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By ghettocruiser

Meh. Three of the last four times a car has made...

Meh. Three of the last four times a car has made contact with me were deliberate run-me-off-the-road types. Not serious enough to be called "getting hit by a car" really, but not accidental.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By ghettocruiser

She didn't have ROW, as I had no stop sign. The...

She didn't have ROW, as I had no stop sign. The situation you describe is also common, though.
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