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10-28-04, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,577
Posted By leftnotracks

Taken. It's a small green jumping amphibian.

Taken. It's a small green jumping amphibian.
10-28-04, 11:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,577
Posted By leftnotracks

I say PAN-yays, but I'm Canadian. It's always...

I say PAN-yays, but I'm Canadian. It's always ammusing to hear United Statesians say words with a foreign origin, like FOY-er, instead of FOY_ay.
10-27-04, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By leftnotracks

They know. They were CCed with everything I sent,...

They know. They were CCed with everything I sent, and have been as helpfull as their tied hands will let them. I'm going to return the pump to Nashbar and ensure that I get free shipping and full...
10-27-04, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By leftnotracks

Topeak's Canadian distributors are total morons

History
I bought a Topeak pump online from Nashbar. The pump was thew wrong size, due to an error on Topeak's website. The image below indicated that pump sizes refer to inside frame measurement,...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-04, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,147
Posted By leftnotracks

I like the looks of the Osprey Echo...

I like the looks of the Osprey Echo (http://www.ospreypacks.com/echo.html) and the Osprey Epic (http://www.ospreypacks.com/epic.html). I've been wanting an Osprey pack ever since I saw one on the...
10-06-04, 05:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,025
Posted By leftnotracks

How can that be interpretted as making Segways...

How can that be interpretted as making Segways illegal? If there's no law, then there's no law to break.
Forum: Commuting
10-05-04, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,147
Posted By leftnotracks

Yes, I do remind drivers that, while they see us...

Yes, I do remind drivers that, while they see us an an occasioanl nuisance (and one that does not, actually cost them time), we see them as a constant hazzard, and would gladly trade POVs.

When a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-04, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,979
Posted By leftnotracks

Untrue. All a sensor does is send a signal to...

Untrue. All a sensor does is send a signal to your computer, telling it "One rev....One rev...One rev...". Your computer times those with it's built in clock and mutiplies by...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-04, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By leftnotracks

You could go the Michael Jackson route.

You could go the Michael Jackson route.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-04, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,979
Posted By leftnotracks

No, it's absolutely true. Also: The closer to...

No, it's absolutely true. Also:
The closer to the hub, the less energy required to complete a revolution.
Further from the tire reduces the amount of road grim on the sensor.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 02:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By leftnotracks

Welcome to Homeland Security's watchlist.

Welcome to Homeland Security's watchlist.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By leftnotracks

Isn't the "American Dream" two cars?

Isn't the "American Dream" two cars?
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 12:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By leftnotracks

There's a difference between suicide and...

There's a difference between suicide and assertiveness. I don't think I could ride to work every day without some assertiveness. If I were a timid rider, I'd probably add at least a km to my round...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 12:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By leftnotracks

I agree. I never take the right of way. But when...

I agree. I never take the right of way. But when the right of way is already mine, I'm not "taking" it, I'm enforcing it.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 11:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By leftnotracks

Try pushing some nails into a beer can. It will...

Try pushing some nails into a beer can. It will roll with the weight as low as possible, forcing the points up. And who can resist crushing a virgin beer can?
Forum: Commuting
09-28-04, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By leftnotracks

I dropped $100 on a new wheel this weekend. My GF...

I dropped $100 on a new wheel this weekend. My GF seemed to think that was a painful expense, until I told her her car eats almost that much in a week.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-04, 12:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,859
Posted By leftnotracks

No. If someone cuts you off and you end up...

No. If someone cuts you off and you end up rear-ending them with no opportunity to avoid, they and thay alone are at fault (legally). Practically, you should be aware of the driver to your right or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-04, 12:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,859
Posted By leftnotracks

I believe it is misleading to say the accident,...

I believe it is misleading to say the accident, and death, is the driver's fault. If you subsribe to that point of view, then you have to believe that avoiding the accident is the driver's...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-04, 11:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By leftnotracks

LOL. Hilarious. I can see Tyler Durden playing it...

LOL. Hilarious. I can see Tyler Durden playing it that way, on that crappy BMX he was riding as "Jack" was reading the journals.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-04, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By leftnotracks

I save them. That's why they're called savings.

I save them. That's why they're called savings.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-04, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By leftnotracks

And when was the last time you saw a cop come to...

And when was the last time you saw a cop come to a complete stop at a stop sigh? Or just about any car, for that matter?
Forum: Commuting
09-24-04, 10:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By leftnotracks

Seely, You were coming out of a private...

Seely,

You were coming out of a private driveway onto a highway (roads are classified as highways), right? You were on the bottom of the right-of-way food chain.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-04, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By leftnotracks

You have to be kidding. One party was causing no...

You have to be kidding. One party was causing no harm or inconvenience to the other. The second party was threatening the life of the first. Sometimes, the villain doesn's need a black mask, cape,...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-04, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By leftnotracks

But you'll also be compressing those shocks or...

But you'll also be compressing those shocks or underinflated tires with every step on your cranks. That will happen foe every metre of your commute, no matter the road conditions.

There are...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-04, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By leftnotracks

There's also experience. You've probably got...

There's also experience. You've probably got hundreds of miles on the MTB, and the riding position, crank length, gear ratios, shifting method, and overall geometry are so second nature to you, you...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-04, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By leftnotracks

The problem, as I see it, is a focus on rights...

The problem, as I see it, is a focus on rights instead of responsibilities. Roads are for people, not cars. Yet people feel they have more rights because they are in a car, yet are otherwise...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-04, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,332
Posted By leftnotracks

Sucking up to Topeak

I've never been much for brand loyalty. I even drink rum and cola. But I'm starting to feel really good about Topeak, and I think they deserve a back-pat.

First, my Alien II is such a solid tool,...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-04, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,817
Posted By leftnotracks

Hey, that kid in Breaking Away made over 60 when...

Hey, that kid in Breaking Away made over 60 when he passed that Cinzano truck, and who the hell was he?
Forum: Commuting
09-16-04, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,817
Posted By leftnotracks

There's also... 5. Taller gear ratios and...

There's also...

5. Taller gear ratios and larger diameter tires.

Look at the number of teeth in big-front/small-rear gears on road bikes and on mountain bikes. On my crappy road bike it's 52:13...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-04, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By leftnotracks

Yeah, I got the pin. The mounting problem is the...

Yeah, I got the pin. The mounting problem is the length of the pump. She is too small, señor.

Spring in handle lets me compress the pump, so it will fit in a much shorter frame. I don't think I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-04, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By leftnotracks

Installing Topeak Road Master Blaster

Just received the Topeak Road Master Blaster pump I ordered online through Nashbar. The inside length on my toptube is 54 cm, so I bought the Medium (recommended sized 49-54 cm). Now how do I mount...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-04, 11:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,714
Posted By leftnotracks

I am all for increased cycling. If cycling...

I am all for increased cycling.

If cycling were more popular, cyclists would be more visible, and less marginalized. We would be harder to ignore, by both drivers and planners. And with more...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-04, 01:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By leftnotracks

Sensor for cateye cc-6000?

Anyone know where I can get one (or both)? it's a wireless computer with cadence. All I get on Cateye's website is a PDF manual.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-04, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By leftnotracks

Sensor for Cateye CC-6000

I recently bought a bike that came with a Cateye CC-600 wireless. The sonsor is missing, but I have everything else. Previous owner used it for timeing, but I'd prefer a wireless to what I have...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-04, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,021,709
Posted By leftnotracks

My commute was a disaster. I have a haunted rear...

My commute was a disaster. I have a haunted rear tire that eats holes in my tube. There are three patches in a tube that was brand new on Monday evening. This morning I though I had it licked, until...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-04, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By leftnotracks

Thanks for the suggestiosn. I went with the...

Thanks for the suggestiosn. I went with the Raptor from Nashbar. I didn't give much thought to rear light. I have a MAC 5 LED running on 2 AAs. Maybe I should upgrade, or add another.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-04, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By leftnotracks

I think Hit and Run drivers owe nothing to...

I think Hit and Run drivers owe nothing to society, and society owes nothing to them...including oxygen.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-04, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By leftnotracks

All sounds like what happened to me in Whistler...

All sounds like what happened to me in Whistler Loony Race (Mountain). It was my first race, and I lost a lot of ground at the start. They usally start with a big climb to thin out the peleton. When...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-04, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By leftnotracks

Whoa. I didn't want to have to take out a loan....

Whoa. I didn't want to have to take out a loan. Racks are about $15 Cdn. here, and I can't see paying ten times that to compensate for no braze-ons.

And I don't have Campy-style dropouts, so that...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-04, 04:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,163
Posted By leftnotracks

about 12 km (7.5 miles) each way.

about 12 km (7.5 miles) each way.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-04, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By leftnotracks

I want to get a rack on by Specialized Allez....

I want to get a rack on by Specialized Allez. There are no braze ons on the bike. How did you do it?
Forum: Commuting
08-31-04, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By leftnotracks

Lighting suggestions?

I've got a basic 4AA CatEye light, bugt I want something with a little more candle power, and possibly rechargeable. Budget is a serious consideration, as is weight, burn time, and security.

What...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-04, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,784
Posted By leftnotracks

Closetbiker: Do you have link for this I can...

Closetbiker:

Do you have link for this I can research?

I've contacted the supervisor of the FICBC claims representative. My options seem to be:

Accept their 50/50 ruling. I'll get back half...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-04, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,828
Posted By leftnotracks

Vancouver has highs and lows. There are always...

Vancouver has highs and lows. There are always more bike friendly side streets, but very few bike only routes. Bridges are a glaring weakness, except for the Cambie Bridge. Worst of all are the...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-04, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By leftnotracks

Those Kryptonite locks are hard and heavy. Show...

Those Kryptonite locks are hard and heavy. Show an aggresive driver what one can do to a mirror or window, and they'll probably keep out of range after that.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-04, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,784
Posted By leftnotracks

Driver says half a block. Driver and one witness...

Driver says half a block. Driver and one witness say I was back about five metres. Of course, driver also says he didn't see me, so how'd he know I was five metres back? Maybe he's the pinball...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-04, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,784
Posted By leftnotracks

Mother****ers at ICBC said it was 50/50 because...

Mother****ers at ICBC said it was 50/50 because the driver and one witness said I passed on the right after he signalled, while I and one witness say I was even with the car. So I only get half of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-04, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By leftnotracks

Aero bars

I saw a set of nice aeor bars in a LBS in Vancouver for $125. I forget the brand, but new ones in box are running significantly higher. They bolt onto the top of handlebars and indlude padded...
Forum: Introductions
08-26-04, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By leftnotracks

The greatest. Wherever I go I am constantly...

The greatest. Wherever I go I am constantly reminded of how goddam beautiful BC is. In Indonesia, whenever I said I was from BC I invariably got one of two resonses. Either "It's beutiful there, I'd...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-04, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,784
Posted By leftnotracks

More like $10, $100 (plus assorted other costs)...

More like $10, $100 (plus assorted other costs) and $90 ($30/week x 3 weeks because it takes a long time to collect the estimates and get answers from F**king insurance Co.). All in Cadian funds.
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