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08-28-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,525
Posted By wirespot

Have I understood correctly, do you have a 1 1/8"...

Have I understood correctly, do you have a 1 1/8" headtube after all? I ask because threaded 1 1/8" is not exactly common... On the other hand, if that's so it may be good news, since by changing to...
03-09-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By wirespot

What I like to do is hang the u-lock with the...

What I like to do is hang the u-lock with the base propped on the seat stays and the tip in the frame triangle. Of course, you need something to prevent the base from sliding down on the wheel. If...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-12, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,266
Posted By wirespot

Nice. And I expect your hobbits are plump and...

Nice. And I expect your hobbits are plump and lively too. :)

Jokes aside, I think this is a clue to how City Hall in any city looks at commuting by bike. If they're eating their own dog food or...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-12, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,266
Posted By wirespot

Now imagine seeing the mayor commute by...

Now imagine seeing the mayor commute by bicycle...

Yeah I know, I'm more likely to see real live hobbits. :)
Forum: Touring
12-24-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,291
Posted By wirespot

Just out of curiosity, why an upright position if...

Just out of curiosity, why an upright position if you have vertebra issues? I would've thought you'd want a more arched spine, to favor cushioning of impacts, as opposed to risking to have the...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-12, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,294
Posted By wirespot

I'm sorry to say but in such cases (no contact,...

I'm sorry to say but in such cases (no contact, no damages to any vehicle, no injuries) it's couldn't, not wouldn't. Without proof there's not much they can do, it's his word against the driver's. If...
12-23-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By wirespot

The only way you're going to match it is if you...

The only way you're going to match it is if you get someone with good color recognition to look at a live bike with a Pantene sample catalog on hand. It's almost impossible to match it using pics on...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,266
Posted By wirespot

Great article. Simple, to the point. I've seen...

Great article. Simple, to the point. I've seen the topic of LeBron cycling brought up on other sites as well, but some of them were being silly. Such as "wow, you'll never believe it, he's riding a...
12-22-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,816
Posted By wirespot

And just to cover all bases, I'd like to point...

And just to cover all bases, I'd like to point out cooling as well. Some lights are better designed in this regard than others. LED's which are properly cooled run more efficiently.
12-22-12, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,008
Posted By wirespot

The problem with inline or interrupter levers is...

The problem with inline or interrupter levers is not only they are made for 26mm bars (easy fixable with a shim) but IIRC they also have road-brake pull (fit for cantis or calipers), so they will...
12-14-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,891
Posted By wirespot

Aww, don't be so hard on them, it's a simple...

Aww, don't be so hard on them, it's a simple honest mistake, flipping the wheel. Was the rest of it ok? Or were the crank arms parallel? Perhaps the saddle was pointing sideways? :D To be fair, there...
12-13-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,968
Posted By wirespot

The disc may be rubbing on the pads. Depending on...

The disc may be rubbing on the pads. Depending on the type of brake you can try to adjust the pads, the brake or the disc so it doesn't do that anymore. There are tutorials on YouTube and other sites...
12-13-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By wirespot

I will third the "buy 'em as you need 'em"...

I will third the "buy 'em as you need 'em" opinion. I started out with a simple multitool (basically a bunch of hex keys and a couple of screwdrivers) plus an adjustable wrench and I went quite a...
12-12-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,390
Posted By wirespot

Maybe you and him should swap recipes. You start...

Maybe you and him should swap recipes. You start taking oregano oil, he starts using coconut oil, it's the best of both worlds.
12-12-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By wirespot

Find a used MTB with rigid fork, slap some fat...

Find a used MTB with rigid fork, slap some fat tires on it, maybe ask a LBS to tune it, that's about it.

As a buying tip, use common sense, stay away from obvious signs of abuse, rust etc. It's a...
12-12-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By wirespot

Doesn't the police ask for some kind of proof,...

Doesn't the police ask for some kind of proof, they just take their word for it? :)
12-12-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,390
Posted By wirespot

Can you explain how viruses that are constantly...

Can you explain how viruses that are constantly mutating could be killed by a substance that's always the same? And how the substance manages to differentiate between the billion different critters...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-12, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By wirespot

Not exactly a commuting bike, is it? :) Unless...

Not exactly a commuting bike, is it? :) Unless you live up-slope.

I was wondering, do they make ski-bike kits? They look like ordinary bikes with special wheels, maybe you can convert any old FS...
12-12-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,773
Posted By wirespot

Not exactly. Sloping tubes are about accomodating...

Not exactly. Sloping tubes are about accomodating smaller inseam lengths. The exact same size of frame and basically the same geometry can also become usable by persons with smaller inseam if you...
12-11-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By wirespot

If they really meant it about safety they...

If they really meant it about safety they wouldn't go with a triangle frame, they'd pick a step-through or a mixte. And the reflective frame is a cute gimmick, but no other reflectors of any kind? No...
12-09-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By wirespot

Is this what you mean?...

Is this what you mean? (http://www.abus.com/eng/Mobile-Security/Bike-safety-and-security/Locks/Folding-locks) The Abus Bordo "Lite" versions come in at 650g weight (albeit at a cost in security). The...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,769
Posted By wirespot

There's also one other difference, if you'll...

There's also one other difference, if you'll compare those with mikhalit's trekking bars pic above: the angle of the nearby handles (where the levers go). Most trekking bars have zero or near-zero...
12-09-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,348
Posted By wirespot

I would put it up to geometry and fork angle as...

I would put it up to geometry and fork angle as well.

Also, if you'll measure the thickness of the respective tires and do some math you'll probably find more volume to work to the hybrid's...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,685
Posted By wirespot

You might get attention with an unusual color,...

You might get attention with an unusual color, but IMO it's going to be the wrong kind of attention. Drivers might think it's a neon sign or an ad, rather than a vehicle. All traffic participants are...
12-09-12, 06:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,160
Posted By wirespot

Here's a video...

Here's a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG0ybVbcLx8#t=3m50s) to give you an idea of what I mean by side-swiping lights (let it play a few seconds, it's the one coming after the steady mode and...
12-08-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,160
Posted By wirespot

They're not, not in all of them by a long shot....

They're not, not in all of them by a long shot. They are forbidden in Germany and Netherlands and perhaps a few of others. The reason is high percentage of cyclists in traffic. Imagine a street...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,877
Posted By wirespot

That's the wrong arithmetic. Compare the cost...

That's the wrong arithmetic. Compare the cost with what you'll have to spend if your bike gets nicked.

By design, I don't think anything beats an u-lock in terms of safety vs weight. But they can...
12-05-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By wirespot

I've never been a fan of Tektro disc brakes, plus...

I've never been a fan of Tektro disc brakes, plus the rotors on the Monocog are 160mm, I'd want 180 at least in front if I were in his place. But I dig the fact the Monocog has a Cr-Mo frame. Mind...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-11, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By wirespot

I suppose drab colors are about camouflage of...

I suppose drab colors are about camouflage of sorts, peace of mind anyway, in the vein of "less attention attracted, less chance of theft"... My 2 cents: disc if you're going to ride a lot in the...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-11, 06:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,898
Posted By wirespot

Speaking of cars breaking down on the highway,...

Speaking of cars breaking down on the highway, aren't you supposed to lay down a reflective emergency triangle a few yards up the road? Or even 2-3 of them, to lead incoming traffic to give you a...
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