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Forum: Commuting
04-03-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By Tabor

This, right here. Also, although I have...

This, right here.

Also, although I have spent lots of money on gear (SKS fenders, Axiom rack, Ortlieb panniers, Cygolite front light, Radbot 1000 rear light, expensive rain gear, etc), it lasts a...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-10, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Tabor

I actually disagree. The welds aren't the...

I actually disagree. The welds aren't the prettiest, sure. But I think it is still classier to leave the welds than to file them off (unless they are really, really bad). Maybe because I used to be a...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,302
Posted By Tabor

No they didn't. She should have been convicted of...

No they didn't. She should have been convicted of manslaughter.

EDIT - This IS a lot better than some other cases. But still, it isn't right. It isn't justice.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-10, 08:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,541
Posted By Tabor

I like them. Do the solve everything? No. Do they...

I like them. Do the solve everything? No. Do they help? Yes.
06-01-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,156
Posted By Tabor

105 is fine. If I had an Ultegra equipped bike I...

105 is fine. If I had an Ultegra equipped bike I would probably keep it Ultegra... but if you can get DuraAce for the same price...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-10, 11:46 AM
Forum: Commuting
05-18-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,342
Posted By Tabor

I have used rim tape to protect the tube in the...

I have used rim tape to protect the tube in the past.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Tabor

I just had to note that myself, and a few other,...

I just had to note that myself, and a few other, like 1x9. I have a 39t front chainring and 11-34t 9 speed cassette. I shift it with one downtube shifter and I really couldn't be happier.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,080
Posted By Tabor

I agree 100%. Especially if I am taking the train...

I agree 100%. Especially if I am taking the train I prefer a messenger bag... except when I am on my bike. I still usually stick to panniers since they are so much nicer when you are actually riding.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,433
Posted By Tabor

+1 for the Joe Blow Sport. It's nice enough that...

+1 for the Joe Blow Sport. It's nice enough that I never wish it was better. It's rebuildable too!
Forum: Commuting
05-10-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,576
Posted By Tabor

With the exception of direct bright sunlight I...

With the exception of direct bright sunlight I always have my lights on. Actually, that goes for when I am in my car too.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-10, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,507
Posted By Tabor

This is my bike. If memory serves I have the Oval...

This is my bike. If memory serves I have the Oval Concepts A700 Cow Horn TT Bar with Tektro reverse levers and Dura Ace downtube shifter(s). I wouldn't change a thing (I used to have brifters on...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,199
Posted By Tabor

No. Start with one day a week, then two, ...,...

No. Start with one day a week, then two, ..., until you are doing it every day. 35 miles round trip five days in a row from the start is not realistic. 35 miles round trip once a week is.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-10, 04:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,354
Posted By Tabor

How was your bike secured? I just want to know so...

How was your bike secured? I just want to know so I can judge my own setup.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,686
Posted By Tabor

Exactly, you can't get the lien released without...

Exactly, you can't get the lien released without paying off the loan and you can't sell the car without getting the lien released.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,686
Posted By Tabor

I disagree. The loan will have language requiring...

I disagree. The loan will have language requiring that he keep the car insured. Also, he will get more money for a car with valid tags and insurance. Insurance allows you to test drive the car.
Forum: Commuting
04-21-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,686
Posted By Tabor

I agree entirely. Corporations like to use market...

I agree entirely. Corporations like to use market norms when making decisions but pressure us into using social norms when paying our bills. However, I find it very unlikely that the OP would have a...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,686
Posted By Tabor

You can't sell the car for less than it is worth...

You can't sell the car for less than it is worth (unless you have cash to cover the difference) because the car is collateral on the loan. You can't sell the collateral out from under the loan. You...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,045
Posted By Tabor

Just to add a data point: I had the scalpel-less...

Just to add a data point: I had the scalpel-less procedure with the vaso-clips (plus cut and cauterized; no more kids for me!). They gave me some valium beforehand and the procedure itself was not a...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,686
Posted By Tabor

If you can't pay for your loan, then the problem...

If you can't pay for your loan, then the problem is answered for you. Your car will be repossessed and sold at auction. You will owe the difference between what you owe on the loan and what you sell...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-10, 10:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,567
Posted By Tabor

I personally will always opt for a 36 hole rear...

I personally will always opt for a 36 hole rear wheel and a 32 hole front wheel. I don't care how much you weigh, the strength is worth it for a commuter.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,573
Posted By Tabor

It takes practice, and a couple of falls. I can...

It takes practice, and a couple of falls. I can now guarantee you that I will unclip before I fall. FWIW I used SPD's.
01-21-10, 08:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,404
Posted By Tabor

I don't think we will see any large calamity...

I don't think we will see any large calamity (only large changes). I think we witnessed this in the summer of 2008. The more gas cost, the less people drove. I think the market works.
12-13-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 876
Posted By Tabor

You are going to have to do SOMETHING to break...

You are going to have to do SOMETHING to break through that plateau. You can lower your caloric intake or you can burn more calories. I am a big fan of running so I vote for the latter.
12-03-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By Tabor

I just noticed, the article said they had 7lbs...

I just noticed, the article said they had 7lbs stuffed in four tires.
12-03-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By Tabor

MSRP for weed is $40 for an eight of an ounce, so...

MSRP for weed is $40 for an eight of an ounce, so that comes to $320/once or $5120 for a pound.
11-23-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Tabor

Umm... I assume that your TV is a CRT (because...

Umm... I assume that your TV is a CRT (because what else isn't a flat screen?). CRT monitors/TVs use ~ 2x the energy as LCD. FYI.
11-22-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,846
Posted By Tabor

Wow, me too. But I started at 229 and I hope to...

Wow, me too. But I started at 229 and I hope to finish at 174ish.
11-22-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,586
Posted By Tabor

lolz. It also keeps making our country poorer by...

lolz. It also keeps making our country poorer by exporting our capital to import foreign oil.
11-21-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,572
Posted By Tabor

Every time I push through one of these plateaus...

Every time I push through one of these plateaus it is by reducing my caloric intake.
Forum: Commuting
11-17-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,110
Posted By Tabor

I position myself to the left of the lane (when...

I position myself to the left of the lane (when reasonable) to allow people to turn right. That said, I would not have taken kindly to being honked at... you reacted very well.
11-17-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,418
Posted By Tabor

I'm pretty sure it will be illegal to text or...

I'm pretty sure it will be illegal to text or call on a cell phone while riding a bike starting Jan 1 2010 in Oregon (along with any other vehicle).

As for it being safe? I find it impossible to...
11-03-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,929
Posted By Tabor

It includes all workers (some of whom would fit...

It includes all workers (some of whom would fit your description). The latest release is available here (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm) from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics....
11-03-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,929
Posted By Tabor

Did no one catch this? I looked through the whole...

Did no one catch this? I looked through the whole thread and it didn't look like it. The US Work week is nominally 40 hours, not 48. However, the average work week in the US right now is 33 hours.
11-03-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,339
Posted By Tabor

Do you have a source for this? Is this roads...

Do you have a source for this? Is this roads overall? My understanding was that neighborhood streets are only ~7% funded by those things.
11-03-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,571
Posted By Tabor

There is a reason for that. Insurance covers the...

There is a reason for that. Insurance covers the replacement cost, not the original purchase price.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,169
Posted By Tabor

Tell your mom that more people die of heart...

Tell your mom that more people die of heart disease than cycling.
09-17-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,618
Posted By Tabor

Not in all states.

Not in all states.
09-17-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,618
Posted By Tabor

Umm... I think they care about performance...

Umm... I think they care about performance enhancing drugs. Not performance decreasing drugs.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,789
Posted By Tabor

Sounds like the police... and we all know that...

Sounds like the police... and we all know that NWA has to say about the police.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By Tabor

+1 Per mile they will cost a lot less than...

+1

Per mile they will cost a lot less than your stock tires.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tabor

Next time, call the cops. Look up the...

Next time, call the cops. Look up the non-emergency (dispatch) number for that county. I called the Washington County non-dispatch number once and let them have it (don't cuss, but be firm). I got an...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,117
Posted By Tabor

#1. You are going to have to get down to 136lbs...

#1. You are going to have to get down to 136lbs before you are underweight.
#2. Eat some ice cream. That always does it for me.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,632
Posted By Tabor

Not everyone is off work in time to go to the...

Not everyone is off work in time to go to the bank. This morning I got to work before the bank opened and left after the bank closed. I needed to close my account (crappy bank) so I did it on my...
08-11-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,839
Posted By Tabor

Mine is sealed, so, never.

Mine is sealed, so, never.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Tabor

My favorite part was when the cows were very...

My favorite part was when the cows were very interested in the "bicycle."
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Tabor

Whatever. No one signals they are passing where I...

Whatever. No one signals they are passing where I am from. And as long as they are passing on the left, I could care less. Do cars honk before they pass on the left? Hell, they'll pass on the right...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Tabor

One was hit by a drunk driver (during the cycling...

One was hit by a drunk driver (during the cycling portion). One was found dead during the swimming portion. I don't know what happened to the third. You can use the google news search if you want to...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 07:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,782
Posted By Tabor

I'm 26 but I thought I could add a couple of data...

I'm 26 but I thought I could add a couple of data points.

My father ran for many years and only stopped when he got arthritis in his knees at ~ 60. He was never a cycle commuter but he was...
08-10-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,825
Posted By Tabor

Try mon/wed/fri and see what it is like. Add in...

Try mon/wed/fri and see what it is like. Add in tue/thur if you can.
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