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01-07-14, 02:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,705
Posted By rolliepollie

I cannot imagine public transportation completely...

I cannot imagine public transportation completely or mostly replacing personal transportation, much less one that uses solely rails.

-Rails have to be built and maintained in nearly every block in...
01-07-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,505
Posted By rolliepollie

Nice man. Although I'd hesitate to subdue him if...

Nice man. Although I'd hesitate to subdue him if there's no security around. Getting the other guy's bike is a [huge] icing on the cake as well.
Forum: Commuting
12-04-13, 06:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,764
Posted By rolliepollie

That's why I got an ebike lol. For the return...

That's why I got an ebike lol. For the return trip home when I'm tired and uphill.
11-27-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 474,137
Posted By rolliepollie

After watching this video...

After watching this video http://youtu.be/07o-TASvIxY I'm becoming more against the idea of legislating helmet to be mandatory. No, I won't compare it to the seatbelt - that's apples and oranges. I...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,333
Posted By rolliepollie

I guess I'll stop at the red and run it in the...

I guess I'll stop at the red and run it in the early AM with little to no traffic around. I was thinking of the time I ran it in front of a police cruiser in Davis but it had a bike lane there, so...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By rolliepollie

Very nice lady. Could've been much worse having...

Very nice lady. Could've been much worse having your cards taken..
Forum: Commuting
11-26-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,333
Posted By rolliepollie

Ok to run red light on T-Intersections?

I can't find anything related to this, but is it legal to run a red on a T-intersection if I'm on the "straight" road? IE http://goo.gl/maps/uQfYd at the BART station. Does it make a difference if it...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By rolliepollie

Yea going downhill was a little scary with the...

Yea going downhill was a little scary with the bike feeling a little unstable with the front pannier flexing the rack, and forced myself to take some of the lane to avoid getting doored. Hmm I might...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-13, 01:38 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 31,581
Posted By rolliepollie

I never cared for kickstands until I got my...

I never cared for kickstands until I got my Prodeco ebike with one

http://prodecotech.com/bikes/images/2631/?698,431,,100,3640835259

Feels solid, stays planted on the ground, and is height...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-13, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By rolliepollie

My first commute..

Decided to practice a route for work on my weekend and spent an hour looking through a route on Google maps, never having ridden to downtown before in San Francisco. Could've stuck to the "Wiggle"...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-13, 12:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By rolliepollie

I like it but don't get why they don't just start...

I like it but don't get why they don't just start with a few in downtown and other commercial areas where riders actually need parking for work. Residents usually just bring their bikes indoors.
11-21-13, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,702
Posted By rolliepollie

I decided to keep the Prodeco. I wasn't elligible...

I decided to keep the Prodeco. I wasn't elligible for a refund, but was given the choice to at least exchange it for another bike. Didn't really care for the others and asked to see if a Volton bike...
11-19-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,702
Posted By rolliepollie

Hey Adrian. You didn't need to pry the dropouts...

Hey Adrian. You didn't need to pry the dropouts open? My issue wasn't the disc brake or rotor, but the dropouts not aligning with the wheel's hub. As you can imagine, prying it with my foot and both...
11-18-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By rolliepollie

Even without washers at all the dropouts won't...

Even without washers at all the dropouts won't fit. With the left dropout on the hub without washers the right dropout will still sit on top of the last or second smallest cog. Will a 5 speed hub be...
11-18-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By rolliepollie

So Prodeco told the dealer and called me...

So Prodeco told the dealer and called me themselves to confirm this is in fact 'by design.' The rep said he spoke with the production, his supervisor, and warranty guys and said they all confirmed...
11-18-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,702
Posted By rolliepollie

Prodeco Owners - Question about tight dropouts

I bought a new Prodeco Phantom X2 with a Phantom O frame from a dealer (pretty much identical) and the rear dropouts are not aligned with the wheel's bolt. In fact, it's nearly an inch too inwards,...
11-04-13, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By rolliepollie

I'm waiting on a bigger cassette for my roadie...

I'm waiting on a bigger cassette for my roadie (got too outta shape for these hills here) and my Trek FS I was gonna sell to replace with the ebike. Riding that now will just mean a sadder farewell...
11-03-13, 02:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,124
Posted By rolliepollie

Please don't be one of those who blame games or...

Please don't be one of those who blame games or anything like how the media blames games for murderers, etc. Blanket blaming like that are bad. Maybe it's a combination of cell phones, always-online...
11-03-13, 02:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By rolliepollie

Damn, all this makes me fearful of leaving any...

Damn, all this makes me fearful of leaving any $1k+ bike outside especially with accessories like lights and bags. And if anyone fails to steal it they'll get mad and wreck it. It's a real lose-lose.
11-03-13, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By rolliepollie

11-02-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By rolliepollie

Just dropped it off at the dealer for them to...

Just dropped it off at the dealer for them to send back. Will hear if Prodeco will accept it come Wed, but should be no reason they wouldn't from what I've read so far. Weird that the same guy said...
11-01-13, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By rolliepollie

Rear dropouts too tight

I bought a new Prodeco Phantom ebike and the rear dropouts are about half an inch too tight - when the left dropout is aligned with the brake and hub, the right dropout is on top of the smallest cog....
10-29-13, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By rolliepollie

After a little more thinking, I figured it's just...

After a little more thinking, I figured it's just not worth the hassle of maintaining a tracker anymore. For the Spybike, a few users mentioned having to charge it every month, and the signal may...
10-29-13, 03:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By rolliepollie

Oh, I'm still going to get some lock. I was...

Oh, I'm still going to get some lock. I was thinking the GPS tracker will at least give me a chance to track down the bike and alert me when it's moving, as a second layer of protection. Good news...
10-28-13, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By rolliepollie

Yea but even so, I can't find anything having any...

Yea but even so, I can't find anything having any significant record in terms of customer service, reliability and durability whether in forums or merchants. I've read of some kickstarters but I...
10-28-13, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By rolliepollie

GPS tracker?

I'd like to start commuting by bike but it doesn't seem like my office allows for bike storage inside. I'm looking for a gps tracker device in the event my bike gets stolen, but I can only find 2...
10-25-13, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By rolliepollie

Ah, guess I was just spoiled by the Fox and...

Ah, guess I was just spoiled by the Fox and Rockshox stuff then. I'll see how this one goes.
10-24-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By rolliepollie

Fork - riding with loose bushings safe?

I just got a new e-bike that comes with a Zoom ZXR fork that seems to have loose bushings. It doesn't clank when normally riding and braking, at least not noticable to me, but when stopped and I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-13, 02:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By rolliepollie

Wow how in the world did he unwrap the tire...

Wow how in the world did he unwrap the tire especially if it's tight on the rim and buckle his helmet?!
Forum: Commuting
09-09-13, 08:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,432
Posted By rolliepollie

It's a symbol for being "green", healthy,...

It's a symbol for being "green", healthy, independent, and prudent. That's how I see it at least.

The hip crowd doesn't care about any of these. Maybe 1.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-13, 08:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,759
Posted By rolliepollie

In SF as I know, automatic knives over 2'' are...

In SF as I know, automatic knives over 2'' are illegal, so that leaves folding knives or a large enough open-carry blade. I think I'll stick with the pepper spray and fashion some quick release mount...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,759
Posted By rolliepollie

Market seems better off to me since it's more...

Market seems better off to me since it's more lit, the lights seem to be green more often, and overall more "lively" even in the AM with the occasional PGE or other utility vehicle parked (now that I...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,981
Posted By rolliepollie

In San Francisco, There are a couple blocks of...

In San Francisco, There are a couple blocks of parking removed to place a green bike lane. Not protected, but it's a start. Annoying thing is, after those couple blocks you run smack back into narrow...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,759
Posted By rolliepollie

There is another router that goes up a ton more...

There is another router that goes up a ton more hills and is more steady pacing, but traffic speed is also faster and quite busy. So it's either this with less chance of getting jumped but more risk...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,759
Posted By rolliepollie

I'd love to work or live in the Richmond...

I'd love to work or live in the Richmond district. I wouldn't really worry about riding from there, actually. But it's riding down from Market and 2nd St. that's the creepiest, especially south past...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-13, 07:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,759
Posted By rolliepollie

Stopping for red lights...

So I've been thinking of biking to work in San Francisco from the Sunset area to downtown, basically across the city. I start at 7PM and probably won't mind stopping for red lights since it's mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-13, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By rolliepollie

You need to move the sensor to the left in your...

You need to move the sensor to the left in your pic. I have the same Garmin sensors on my road and mtn bikes with chainstays that are also not very straight. You should be able to strap the sensor...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-13, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By rolliepollie

It's not about the power of hydraulics but the...

It's not about the power of hydraulics but the FEEL. So buttery smooth all the way. Besides, I have low grip strength so more power would be nice as well.

Hydro's aren't messy even when bleeding....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-13, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By rolliepollie

I was looking at yokozumas and at the end thought...

I was looking at yokozumas and at the end thought the expensive ones can't be much smoother than the $20-30 dura ace housings. Cables just can't be as smooth as hydraulics.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-13, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By rolliepollie

Hydraulic road rim brakes

I only found out about Magura RT8C but no timeline or pricepoint, and SRAM Red which probably costs too much and I don't want to replace my pretty-new 105 stuff. The RT8C looks perfect for me but are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 01:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,207
Posted By rolliepollie

Giving to the shop means I have to wait a few...

Giving to the shop means I have to wait a few hours or a day. I'd rather spend half that time doing it myself and some things I just want to do perfectly - aligning brake pads, handlebar/stem/saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 12:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,553
Posted By rolliepollie

You'd rather be dead than look freddy? Makes...

You'd rather be dead than look freddy? Makes sense..
12-29-12, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,012
Posted By rolliepollie

I had handlebars with zertz before I pretty much...

I had handlebars with zertz before I pretty much replaced almost every part of the bike except the frameset and seatpost, and couldnt tell a difference before. Obviously my wheelset, tires, bar tape,...
12-25-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By rolliepollie

Brooks saddle soft at tip

I got a new brooks swift and after a ride the leather at the tip, first inch or so, is very soft. Like wallet soft. It didn't get wet and got proofided once. Was hard when new. My other swift is...
12-25-12, 06:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,700
Posted By rolliepollie

Just finished fixing it up with some parts to fit...

Just finished fixing it up with some parts to fit me better and gave it a whirl in the evening. Loved it again and reminded myself why I got the mtn bike in the first place. Only thing I worried...
12-23-12, 05:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,955
Posted By rolliepollie

First error is generalizing all motorists with...

First error is generalizing all motorists with having "feeble thought" in the matter. I'm a biker and a motorist, and that automatically sounds like an attack to me, intentional or not. Not good.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 19,526
Posted By rolliepollie

Sure hope she's at least an experienced rider. Go...

Sure hope she's at least an experienced rider. Go full custom else it'll be like spending a few grand on a suit not tailored specifically for you.
12-21-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,857
Posted By rolliepollie

You're asking us to judge a person without us...

You're asking us to judge a person without us seeing the full picture.

I'll give the benefit of the doubt and say she's sane.
12-21-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,684
Posted By rolliepollie

Ride through the cattle farm in summer heat. I...

Ride through the cattle farm in summer heat. I couldn't breathe
12-20-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By rolliepollie

Correction:the last 10' or so like you said has...

Correction:the last 10' or so like you said has some effect on the compression before fully locking out. Guess I'll try tinkering with it when I try doing bunnyhops and see how it goes later.
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