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09-26-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,930
Posted By xizangstan

I have been approached by numerous Chinese...

I have been approached by numerous Chinese companies, all very anxious to custom manufacture goods for us. I have no idea how their system between the individual manufacturers and their government...
05-07-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,083
Posted By xizangstan

I can't let this go. I think this is the...

I can't let this go. I think this is the liberal attitude that's put us where we are: The honest victims are at fault, so punish them, and let the perps go. Youngsters are entitled to anything...
05-07-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,422
Posted By xizangstan

Wow, you guys are a rolling bicycle museum! No...

Wow, you guys are a rolling bicycle museum! No matter the age of our bikes, the riders are even older! :thumb:
05-07-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By xizangstan

A phone excuse is better than none at all.

A phone excuse is better than none at all.
05-06-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,506
Posted By xizangstan

Wouldn't it be wise to 'register' your bikes in a...

Wouldn't it be wise to 'register' your bikes in a benign town where there's no license requirement and minimal cost for a sticker - then when riding in a municipality where they require licensing and...
05-06-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,083
Posted By xizangstan

Ha! I saw on the news two days ago that a donut...

Ha! I saw on the news two days ago that a donut shop was victim to an armed robbery. Talk about suicidal decisions.
05-05-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,506
Posted By xizangstan

I find it amusing that so many of you think it's...

I find it amusing that so many of you think it's okay for an officer to randomly stop a citizen and check for photo ID. At the same time, I'm reading in the news that it's illegal to ask for ID in...
05-05-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,469
Posted By xizangstan

I hate snakes. Seems I read something about the...

I hate snakes. Seems I read something about the natural dislike of them in Genesis, a book in the Bible. Other than hiring one to represent me in a court of law, I don't have any use for them.
05-05-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,083
Posted By xizangstan

I keep thinking about this thread, and several...

I keep thinking about this thread, and several others like it over the past couple years here. Like many of you, I have often left my pride and joy unprotected in places I hoped she would be okay. ...
05-05-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,771
Posted By xizangstan

...Or were just wary of the bottom-feeding...

...Or were just wary of the bottom-feeding attorneys looking for their next do-gooder victim to shake down.
05-05-12, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,422
Posted By xizangstan

I'm seeing some beautiful old iron. So far,...

I'm seeing some beautiful old iron. So far, mine's the only titanium frame. And I'm seeing a lot of rear racks. Every one of these bikes reeks pride in ownership!

I figured you old geezers and...
05-04-12, 11:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,422
Posted By xizangstan

Vintage gold ?

Since we're all presumably the mature group here, I assume a couple of you still ride comfortable old vintage bikes. How about posting a photo or two for us to admire?

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1995 GT Xizang...
05-04-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By xizangstan

Damn, I like your thinking!

Damn, I like your thinking!
05-04-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,771
Posted By xizangstan

Not to mention when you hear from her lawyer. ...

Not to mention when you hear from her lawyer. I'm sure she left some valuables in your car, or you touched her inappropriately. (Just kidding) At least, that's what some behind-on-his-rent...
05-04-12, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By xizangstan

There's a solution to every problem. If we keep...

There's a solution to every problem. If we keep getting urethral infections, all they need to do is completely remove our penises.:roflmao2:
05-04-12, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By xizangstan

I'm with you. I have them kinda often. At...

I'm with you. I have them kinda often. At first my doctor was skeptical, but with blood in the urine and a lab report indicating infection, he talked with another physician, who is a bicyclist. ...
04-23-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24,323
Views: 2,262,173
Posted By xizangstan

100 degrees F by noon, so riding time is early AM...

100 degrees F by noon, so riding time is early AM in Phoenix, AZ now. The heat dictates when the ride is done...
04-06-12, 11:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By xizangstan

How fast does an 80-year old woman walk anyway? ...

How fast does an 80-year old woman walk anyway? I can't believe she just suddenly sprang out there in front of the cyclist, without giving him a chance to react. How many kinds of stupid must a...
04-06-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,728
Posted By xizangstan

If you want to catch fish, you'll catch more if...

If you want to catch fish, you'll catch more if you go where there are plenty of fish.
04-02-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,384
Posted By xizangstan

Multi-faceted but mostly sales & marketing. ...

Multi-faceted but mostly sales & marketing.


After the Air Force, I worked as a lineman for the major power company in Denver while going to college on the GI Bill. After graduating with degree...
04-02-12, 11:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,247
Posted By xizangstan

We are all just passing through. Though there's...

We are all just passing through. Though there's a chance, we shouldn't count on getting out of here alive. My best wishes to Henry. I hope he has a smooth ride.
04-01-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,728
Posted By xizangstan

I've been watching a program on TV - called Bait...

I've been watching a program on TV - called Bait Car. The local police park a car with the keys in it, after equipping it with tracking devices and hidden cameras. Time after time after time, it's...
04-01-12, 06:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,993
Posted By xizangstan

Isn't our whole culture slowly morphing into a...

Isn't our whole culture slowly morphing into a society where redistribution of wealth is accepted and encouraged? And if anyone has a nicer home, car or bike, you have the moral right to take it...
04-01-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,079
Posted By xizangstan

I thought exactly the same thing. I didn't...

I thought exactly the same thing. I didn't comment simply because such obviously ignorant and biased comments say more about the person making the comments, than those he/she is trying to attack.
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03-28-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,079
Posted By xizangstan

I used to work in that section of Denver. It's...

I used to work in that section of Denver. It's primarily industrial with minorities living in low income and public housing sprinkled in. I've watched groups of young kids - gangs - hanging out...
03-23-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,728
Posted By xizangstan

The very best any citizen could have done, would...

The very best any citizen could have done, would have been to approach fairly close, pull out their cell phone and take photos/video of the bike thief in action. Letting the bike thief know they're...
03-23-12, 09:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,499
Posted By xizangstan

I basically don't like lawyers, as most I've come...

I basically don't like lawyers, as most I've come across have been parasites. But there are certain instances when a good, aggressive lawyer is justified. My feeling is, make the b*tch pay!
03-23-12, 09:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,844
Posted By xizangstan

I also like the Camelback bottles. I use them...

I also like the Camelback bottles. I use them all the time - not just on my bike, but at home. But after a couple years and daily use, mine have started leaking between cap and top of bottle when...
03-23-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,993
Posted By xizangstan

The problem with nice things is, somebody else...

The problem with nice things is, somebody else will always want them. The nicer, the more they want to take them from you. I think it's especially bad now with the "entitlement" generation...
12-27-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,048
Posted By xizangstan

Man, I'll take that any day, over Hope and Change.

Man, I'll take that any day, over Hope and Change.
12-26-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By xizangstan

Big difference: We used to all wish one another...

Big difference: We used to all wish one another "Merry Christmas". Even my Jewish friends would wish me Merry Christmas. But now, it's taboo to say that. The ACLU can get a restraining order...
12-24-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,150
Posted By xizangstan

Don't you dare question the medical profession. ...

Don't you dare question the medical profession. Everyone knows they are the ultimate in wisdom and knowledge. Always have been, always will be.
12-24-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By xizangstan

Oh, and Merry Christmas.

Oh, and Merry Christmas.
12-07-11, 04:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,439
Posted By xizangstan

The police department is very aware that the...

The police department is very aware that the public will quickly lose interest in the incident and move on to other topics. So if they brush off the media for even a little while, it will all blow...
12-06-11, 12:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 27,868
Posted By xizangstan

I've read that WD-40 is made from fish oil. ...

I've read that WD-40 is made from fish oil.

I try to use power tools whenever justified. Try WD-40, then inject compressed air from a standard shop or gas station air compressor. You might try a...
12-06-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 27,868
Posted By xizangstan

I've read that WD-40 is made from fish oil. ...

I've read that WD-40 is made from fish oil.

I try to use power tools whenever justified. Try WD-40, then inject compressed air from a standard shop or gas station air compressor. You might try a...
12-05-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By xizangstan

Okay, a significant bicycle injury might be...

Okay, a significant bicycle injury might be indicated on a headstone out at the cemetery... "See? I told you I needed my bike tuned up!"
12-05-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,048
Posted By xizangstan

I grew up in a home where Christmas was almost...

I grew up in a home where Christmas was almost identical to that depicted in the now-popular movie, "A Christmas Story", and I would have been the older brother, Ralphie. Though my dad didn't win a...
12-05-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,082
Posted By xizangstan

If so, Franklin would have at least converted...

If so, Franklin would have at least converted just prior to dying. Nobody's an atheist when they're about to die.
11-27-11, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By xizangstan

I think he should just suck it up and pay the...

I think he should just suck it up and pay the Piper. Or in other terms, 'If you do the crime, you have to do the time'. Maybe see a judge and plead your case, but be prepared to pay.

I've walked...
11-27-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,002
Posted By xizangstan

I'm super attached to my GT Xizang mountain bike,...

I'm super attached to my GT Xizang mountain bike, and I can't imagine giving her up. But to tell the truth, you guys have me considering a recumbent more and more... Just not to the exclusion of my...
11-27-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,439
Posted By xizangstan

I'm actually surprised so many bicyclists here...

I'm actually surprised so many bicyclists here are so quick to come to the defense of the cop using the taser on the bicyclist. It surprises me, because some of you may not have perfect hearing,...
11-27-11, 01:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,002
Posted By xizangstan

I don't have dreams or fantasies about being some...

I don't have dreams or fantasies about being some big-deal racer in France. Therefore, I don't have a need or interest in assuming the position and pretending to be one on a drop bar bike. I've...
11-27-11, 12:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,439
Posted By xizangstan

So what was the crime? Even the mayor...

So what was the crime? Even the mayor acknowledges that the guy was no threat to anyone. Shooting anyone balanced on a bicycle, with high voltage seems to me to be a reckless and wanton disregard...
11-26-11, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By xizangstan

Better behave. YOU can be replaced!

Better behave. YOU can be replaced!
11-26-11, 01:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 830
Posted By xizangstan

Yup. Sure is. And they're bringing out a brand...

Yup. Sure is. And they're bringing out a brand NEW Xizang for 2012. Triple-triangle. Titanium hardtail. In 26 in. and 29er...
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11-25-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,330
Posted By xizangstan

I don't know a lot about the manufacturing...

I don't know a lot about the manufacturing business, but it seems to me that Schwinn screwed up. They should have had a non-compete agreement in place. The Taiwan factory could later still make...
11-25-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,633
Posted By xizangstan

Which goes to prove you must be the smarter ones....

Which goes to prove you must be the smarter ones. Like I said, the stupid and the careless die young.
11-25-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,973
Posted By xizangstan

Not to mention any civil action the victim brings...

Not to mention any civil action the victim brings against the assailant. I can see the potential of a huge lawsuit judgement, with the assailant having to hand over a big chunk of his income the...
11-24-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By xizangstan

Were there any titanium-frame bikes disasters to avoid?

I'm still riding and loving my GT Xizang, a titanium-framed hardtail mountain bike, that I bought new back in 1995. She was made in the USA (Longmont, Colorado I believe).

I'm super happy with...
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