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10-25-07, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
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No, it's not going to be a lowrider at all. I...

No, it's not going to be a lowrider at all. I like to use the term "mild custom." The original concept is for a super-girly grown-up sized "stingray-type" bike. Ape-hangers, banana seat, sparkly...
10-23-07, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
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Eddie, we've met before. I hang around with the...

Eddie, we've met before. I hang around with the ACME crew, I've been to a few of the Frank Tuesday gravity races, and I was selling home-made hats and "helmet fluffs" at the swap-meet at ACME in...
10-22-07, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
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Kansas City Lowrider/Custom help:

I'm in the process of building a customized bike, and I need recommendations on where to get a banana-seat re-covered. If any of you locals do upholstery or can recommend a good shop where you've...
02-16-07, 10:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,631
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Please check this one out! I towed home my...

Please check this one out! I towed home my singlespeed on a BOB trailer today...I'd been working on it at my boyfriend's house the night before....
Forum: Commuting
02-16-07, 10:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,424
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No glitter...just ice-crystals on chrome,...

No glitter...just ice-crystals on chrome, reflecting the camera's flash.

How's your machine looking?
Forum: Commuting
02-16-07, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,424
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That's pretty wild! My boyfriend rode home...

That's pretty wild!

My boyfriend rode home in an ice-storm earlier this winter and then documented the frozen mess that his bike was once he pulled it into the basement:
...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-07, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,917
Posted By As You Like It

Eh...everything I ride except for my singlespeed...

Eh...everything I ride except for my singlespeed has derailleurs. Never had any significant problem with them. I've done some spectacularly dumb things on a bike, wrecked in significant and showy...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-07, 09:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,208
Posted By As You Like It

If they can't figure out shifting, they need a...

If they can't figure out shifting, they need a singlespeed! :)
02-12-07, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
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My boyfriend is considering taking the framework...

My boyfriend is considering taking the framework of an old Burley trailer and attatching a travel-crate to it for the dog to ride in. Then you don't have to worry about your dog getting a wild-hair...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-07, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By As You Like It

With all rspect...are you outta your mind? I...

With all rspect...are you outta your mind? I don't dread the springtime...I crave it.

I'm sick of wearing a metric buttload of clothing, I am sick of cold toes, I am tired of being perpetually...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-07, 02:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,683
Posted By As You Like It

Well, axOn, we do circulate around the same part...

Well, axOn, we do circulate around the same part of town. I think I've seen your bike tied up down at City Center Pavilon a couple of times. I go to the Bank Midwest across the street from there,...
02-12-07, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,715
Posted By As You Like It

I've got some flipped-and-snipped ex-drop bars on...

I've got some flipped-and-snipped ex-drop bars on my SS, and I don't like them much. I don't really like drop bars, either. Tonight, I'm actually swapping them for a nice set of slight-rise...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-07, 01:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,683
Posted By As You Like It

I don't have a car, so I just grin real big and...

I don't have a car, so I just grin real big and tell 'em that I guess I'll just have to get wet.

When people think you're certifiable, they tend not to mess with you much.

Axon, who are you? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-06, 05:27 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,384
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I've been away from the forum for quite a while,...

I've been away from the forum for quite a while, so I thought I'd clock in and see what there was to know about the Tete. Still no word, then?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-06, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,119
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I've got a similar system to what PedEx has, but...

I've got a similar system to what PedEx has, but mine has some tinsel garland around the flap, because I thought it would be prettier.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-06, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,055
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I set mine up with the old "heel on the pedal"...

I set mine up with the old "heel on the pedal" trick, and my arse and knees are happy, so I think I'll leave it well enough alone, thanks.
04-17-06, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
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Looks like a great bike to me. It really looks...

Looks like a great bike to me. It really looks like it means business. I think a bike looks best after it's gotten worn in, anyhow. I'm still working on the patina on my Burley. More miles add...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-06, 10:15 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,236
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Well, one week, for most of the week, I had the...

Well, one week, for most of the week, I had the Dead Kennedy's "Too Drunk To F***" stuck in my head. It's pretty good to set your cadence to, if you are in a hurry.

Lately, it's been the Hello!...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-06, 06:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,554
Posted By As You Like It

This is pretty much what I do. I make it so they...

This is pretty much what I do. I make it so they can't lane-split and force me into the curb. When I first started riding in the city, I invariably rode too close to the curb, and I got run up...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-06, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By As You Like It

This is true. I use a hose clamp, threaded...

This is true. I use a hose clamp, threaded directly through the clippy bit on the back of the light. I don't take it on and off the bike often, and nobody has taken one of my lights. The necessity...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-06, 09:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,437
Posted By As You Like It

Actually, there are such things as electrical...

Actually, there are such things as electrical problems, wrecks, or vandalism that can render a car's signals inoperable.

In the first month of owning and driving my 1959 VW, the turn-signal...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-06, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
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I'm a KCMO commuter. I live in Kansas City...

I'm a KCMO commuter. I live in Kansas City proper and work downtown, though. I ride downtown from the Old Northeast (that's not north of the river) every day. About 3.5 miles, so no biggie.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-06, 08:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,412
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Red for visibility, and also because it's pretty.

Red for visibility, and also because it's pretty.
Forum: Commuting
03-15-06, 08:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,912
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I don't think the fenders on either of my bikes...

I don't think the fenders on either of my bikes with fenders slow me down significantly, as I don't slow down in order to avoid face-spray and butt-stripes when I am riding either of those bikes, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 06:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,237
Posted By As You Like It

No, but I've broken out my higher-oomph sunblock,...

No, but I've broken out my higher-oomph sunblock, so there's a reason I don't sport ye-olde-roadie-tan. Eventually the sun defeats my sunscreen to an extent, but I can usually last well into July...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-06, 06:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,823
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Heck, why give the warning? Just eat a lot of...

Heck, why give the warning? Just eat a lot of beans and fart a lot. Nobody will dare tailgate you thereafter.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-06, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,304
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Hip, dude, you're slippin'. Did you tell us...

Hip, dude, you're slippin'. Did you tell us about your outfit? No, you did not. What the heck kind of OCP rep are you, man? Or do you not style out for the Navigator?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-06, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
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Well, I am a woman, actually, and the width of...

Well, I am a woman, actually, and the width of the bars is pretty good. I think the stem length is fine--any longer or lower and I'd probably end up practically laying on the top tube to stretch my...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-06, 09:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,923
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I mostly either tuck 'em in my socks/boots or...

I mostly either tuck 'em in my socks/boots or roll 'em up, depending on the weather and the pants. I have some that are really slim cut that I don't have to worry about getting into the chain or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
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Well, while I am not an OCP, I have dragged the...

Well, while I am not an OCP, I have dragged the pretty bike out of hibernation and hotrodded it around a bit of late. Heck, I even had it in a race last weekend, though we got rained on, and I then...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-06, 08:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,835
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I tend to jump off my bike in a sort of...

I tend to jump off my bike in a sort of side-saddle fashion, and have discovered that it is rubbing paint off the top tube and the seat-post. I guess if anyone ever stole my bike, it would be a way...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-06, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
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Should I consider eBay to help fund a bike makeover?

Well, after quite a few miles and a lot of thought, I've come up with a kind of wishlist of changes I'd like to make to my Burley McKenzie road bike, and I'm going to end up with some leftover parts....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-06, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
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That's cute! I expect some of the kids think...

That's cute! I expect some of the kids think it's pretty darn neat that you ride a bike to the school, just like those guys they saw on TV last summer. Maybe some of them will be riding their...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-06, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,346
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I think, if it were my bike, I'd change the FD...

I think, if it were my bike, I'd change the FD shifter to friction (bar-end, perhaps), so you'd have a simpler time of chosing either "here or there" and instead of futzing around wth "trim" you...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-06, 07:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,491
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I wear just ordinary clothes when I am riding. ...

I wear just ordinary clothes when I am riding. In super cold weather, I don't look at all cute, because I am wearing two pair of tights, a pair of pants, wool socks up to my knees, a turtleneck, a...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-06, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
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Bread bags are a good alternative. Worn inside...

Bread bags are a good alternative. Worn inside of the shoe, over your socks and rubber-banded around the ankles. Then put your shoes next to a heat vent or radiator at work so they can dry out.
03-05-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,561
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I haven't got any on my bikes, but I am thinking...

I haven't got any on my bikes, but I am thinking of getting some little colorful flower stickers to put on my bikes...something that you'd put on the back envelope of a birthday card you were sending...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-06, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
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Well, this is a trick question for me, because I...

Well, this is a trick question for me, because I bought my car for $500, but I expect I'll have put around $3k into it, counting the engine I built a decade ago, and the paint job the car will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-06, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By As You Like It

I don't drive much...maybe 30 miles a week, all...

I don't drive much...maybe 30 miles a week, all done on weekend errands. I ride my bike at least that much, and frequently more, because I go to work on my bike, and run many of my light errands on...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-06, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
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Hot bath and hot tea sounds like a winning...

Hot bath and hot tea sounds like a winning combination to me. That's how I've turned myself back into a human woman from a perambulating icicle on a few days this past winter.

Some days I feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-06, 09:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,129
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One; one road bike, one mountain bike, and one...

One; one road bike, one mountain bike, and one vintage thingy.
03-03-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,604
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cruentus, Dude, I know, I know, and I want to. I...

cruentus, Dude, I know, I know, and I want to. I just haven't been able to turn any up. I have to park the Schwinn when it rains, because those old chromed-steel wheels ain't stopping for nothing...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,546
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I ride a very pretty, very vintage, very heavy...

I ride a very pretty, very vintage, very heavy Schwinn Suburban, with full fenders, chain-guard, rear rack, front basket, and a 5-speed drivetrain. Because I'm a tough and stubborn woman, I can flog...
03-02-06, 12:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,604
Posted By As You Like It

1973 Schwinn Suburban 5-speed. This has become...

1973 Schwinn Suburban 5-speed. This has become my preferred "daily driver." Practical, nice handling, sweet ride, package rack and basket. Much love for a 30-something "department-store bike."
02-28-06, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By As You Like It

That's really cute! It makes me happy just to...

That's really cute! It makes me happy just to look at it, as all of the people in it look so joyful. Is she planning to sell any prints of this?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-06, 09:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,519
Posted By As You Like It

I was just thinking of this on my way home from...

I was just thinking of this on my way home from work today. I'm about as far as you can get from a pro, and while I have a pretty nice bike, I don't ride it with one eye on what the "pros" do. I...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 514
Posted By As You Like It

I didn't have to wear a jacket home the last two...

I didn't have to wear a jacket home the last two days, and I have been smelling thawing earth for the past week and a half or so. Plus, I have seen Robins.
Forum: Commuting
02-28-06, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By As You Like It

I don't remember it, actually. I'm sure it was...

I don't remember it, actually. I'm sure it was just some ordinary afternoon when it was raining and I thought, "aw sh** it's pouring," climbed aboard the Trek and slogged on home.

I can't believe...
02-25-06, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,250
Posted By As You Like It

^I guess it showed that he ripped off a bike! :p

^I guess it showed that he ripped off a bike! :p
Forum: Commuting
02-22-06, 10:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,079
Posted By As You Like It

I do look like a bum when I am biking. I...

I do look like a bum when I am biking. I consider it a form of defensive plumage.
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