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Forum: Commuting
10-17-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,435
Posted By JustBrowsing

I say just get whatever wallet you want. The...

I say just get whatever wallet you want. The thing is that you don't put it in your back pocket when you ride. If I'm wearing cargo pants, I just move my wallet to one of the leg pockets when I'm...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By JustBrowsing

Aquaduct Bike

Not exactly commuting-related, but a very cool and eco-friendly idea. I hope they're able to make this affordable for people in developing nations.

The Aquaduct Bike...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,097
Posted By JustBrowsing

Are you talking about the part on the DC side a...

Are you talking about the part on the DC side a little before the water treatment plant? If so, that was fixed 3 or 4 months ago. Unless it's fallen apart again in the 6 weeks or so since I was last...
Forum: Touring
09-26-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By JustBrowsing

I just finished my first ride of the C&O a few...

I just finished my first ride of the C&O a few days ago. Daytime temps should be in the low-mid 70s, with nighttime temps getting into the 50s (and maybe 40s). Generally it was pretty pleasant. And...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By JustBrowsing

Online retailers, or sometimes ebay for a new...

Online retailers, or sometimes ebay for a new takeoff item (you can get pretty good deals on brifters there).
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,234
Posted By JustBrowsing

If I were coming down a steep hill and saw that...

If I were coming down a steep hill and saw that there was a road intersecting it at the bottom, I would have slowed down anyways since you never know who or what might be crossing when you get there....
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By JustBrowsing

At my local grocery store they sell a bag of...

At my local grocery store they sell a bag of housebrand "travel wipes". I compared them to the pack of housebrand baby wipes a few aisles over. The only differences seem to be that the package isn't...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By JustBrowsing

The PhD is spec'd with a Shimano 105 chain, and...

The PhD is spec'd with a Shimano 105 chain, and the Kula is spec'd with a Shimano HG53, so neither of them is really a crappy chain (not the best, but definitely not junk either). At 24 bucks each,...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By JustBrowsing

Gotta admit that watching those crazy...

Gotta admit that watching those crazy Canuckistanis is one of the few things that makes flying bearable these days. Thanks for posting this! :)
Forum: Commuting
09-07-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,414
Posted By JustBrowsing

I read in another thread that it's expected to be...

I read in another thread that it's expected to be about $2000 for the complete, or $650 for frame/fork. So it's "only" twice as much as the LHT, but it also looks about twice as fun. :)
Forum: Touring
09-04-08, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,312
Posted By JustBrowsing

Thanks for the advice everyone. Unfortunately it...

Thanks for the advice everyone. Unfortunately it looks like things are severely limited due to the dropoff points available in Cumberland. From everything I've been able to find, there's a Hertz...
Forum: Touring
09-03-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,312
Posted By JustBrowsing

Hey anomaly, I'm gonna be doing the same ride...

Hey anomaly, I'm gonna be doing the same ride starting on the 22nd. I just made my car reservation with Hertz today. I'm picking up a Corrola at National on Sunday and dropping it off at Wayne's...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,372
Posted By JustBrowsing

Well, that's ****ty.

Well, that's ****ty.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,979
Posted By JustBrowsing

Alright. I'm finally getting around to posting a...

Alright. I'm finally getting around to posting a pic of my Jake. This is from yesterday when I had it all loaded up for an overnighter. Changes from stock are Tiagra brifters and FD, SRAM 11-28...
Forum: Touring
09-01-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,269
Posted By JustBrowsing

I just did my first overnight trip with my Jake...

I just did my first overnight trip with my Jake last night. It was a dry run for a 3 or 4 day trip down the C&O Canal next month. I had no heel-strike issues and no wheel problems. For those familiar...
Forum: Touring
08-29-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By JustBrowsing

Honestly, I don't remember. I was just piddling...

Honestly, I don't remember. I was just piddling around down there at about 5 or 6. I see people loaded up come through just about every time I'm there. You probably rode right past me. But I can tell...
Forum: Touring
08-29-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By JustBrowsing

Historian and staehpj1, thanks for the info. And...

Historian and staehpj1, thanks for the info. And Neil, congrats on the journey! I think I was down near marker 0 on Sunday about the time you rolled in. Had I been paying attention to this forum I...
Forum: Touring
08-29-08, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By JustBrowsing

Hmmm, been reading the Historian's thread and it...

Hmmm, been reading the Historian's thread and it does look like he had a fair bit of spoke troubles with his 7.5's wheels. You might want to pick up a few FiberFix spokes...
Forum: Touring
08-29-08, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By JustBrowsing

I've been meaning to ask about this exact thing....

I've been meaning to ask about this exact thing. I'm planning on riding from Cumberland back to DC at the end of September. I have Kenda Kwicks on my Kona Jake and they seem to handle the parts of...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,562
Posted By JustBrowsing

I'm pretty sure it is, too. But if it's not, that...

I'm pretty sure it is, too. But if it's not, that brings up the next question--where the hell would you find tires and tubes for one?!?
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 09:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,979
Posted By JustBrowsing

I put an SRAM 11-28 cassette on mine, which gives...

I put an SRAM 11-28 cassette on mine, which gives a nice range and means you don't have to change the derailleur. I've been meaning to get a picture of my Jake for a while now. I'm going camping with...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,562
Posted By JustBrowsing

I'd imagine it's a little like riding a giant...

I'd imagine it's a little like riding a giant unicycle that has a support wheel in the back. But I've never been on one, so I wouldn't actually know. Definitely something that needs to be ridden...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,282
Posted By JustBrowsing

The MUP is that strip of Messed Up Pavement that...

The MUP is that strip of Messed Up Pavement that runs through the park.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By JustBrowsing

Dear Abbey, I want to thank you for giving...

Dear Abbey,

I want to thank you for giving all the monks out there a place to live and to make tasty beer.

--JB
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By JustBrowsing

I think the guy in the back seat deserves a...

I think the guy in the back seat deserves a steering wheel. I know it wouldn't do anything, but it looks like it'd be pretty easy to put one on.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,200
Posted By JustBrowsing

You sure it's not happening when the pedal goes...

You sure it's not happening when the pedal goes past the 3 o'clock position? :p
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,200
Posted By JustBrowsing

I used to have a similar problem when I was a...

I used to have a similar problem when I was a kid. Then when I got a bike again a few years ago it started happening again. Turns out it's cos the pedals needed to be greased. Take the pedals off,...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,314
Posted By JustBrowsing

They do. I have one. It's pretty small. I have...

They do. I have one. It's pretty small. I have mine mounted on the seat tube with plenty of room to spare. I still have never used it though. :(
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By JustBrowsing

If it was built up with new parts and hasn't been...

If it was built up with new parts and hasn't been crashed/abused, grab it! The 52 should be about right for you, but even if you need to swap out a few parts to get the fit just right, it'll still be...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By JustBrowsing

For all you late night/early morning commuters,...

For all you late night/early morning commuters, this means you shouldn't need your lights. ;)
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 891
Posted By JustBrowsing

Another vote for NONE OF THE ABOVE. Hey, the...

Another vote for NONE OF THE ABOVE.

Hey, the blurb at the top was right. Everyone can see how I voted.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By JustBrowsing

From what's listed on the site, it looks like the...

From what's listed on the site, it looks like the differences are the shifters, rear derailleur, and chainguard. Also, I prefer the paintjob on the Corte Madera (though the Matte Steel option for the...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-08, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,203
Posted By JustBrowsing

Wouldn't the rims need to be made out of some...

Wouldn't the rims need to be made out of some ridiculously strong, but light, material? I can't imagine that being very cost-effective. Still looks interesting, though.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,778
Posted By JustBrowsing

How are you using your gears? Are you starting in...

How are you using your gears? Are you starting in a lower gear and quickly shifting up to higher ones as you go? I've seen plenty of people that don't shift down at lights, so it takes tons of effort...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,979
Posted By JustBrowsing

I suppose I should probably dig out the camera...

I suppose I should probably dig out the camera and snap a shot of my Jake when I get home from work today....
Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,392
Posted By JustBrowsing

I have some Avid Shorty 4s with the Koolstop Dual...

I have some Avid Shorty 4s with the Koolstop Dual pads up there ^^^ and I have zero squeal issues. It took a bit of work to get the toe in set up right, but everything has worked beautifully since...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-08, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,100
Posted By JustBrowsing

Like these?...

Like these? (http://images.google.com/images?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=tallbikes) I doubt you'll be seeing those at Performance anytime soon. :p
Forum: Commuting
07-29-08, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By JustBrowsing

I ordered some tubes from some online vendor a...

I ordered some tubes from some online vendor a while ago (forgot who) and they're all the short-stem variety, too. Thankfully, my pump just barely fits over it. Not sure why they're made since it's...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,575
Posted By JustBrowsing

Actually sounds fairly similar to my experience...

Actually sounds fairly similar to my experience with a LBS here. If you have the know-how to set it up right, it's easier to save the money and order the bike online and do it yourself. Yes, it's a...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-08, 06:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,600
Posted By JustBrowsing

To those of you getting "free" subscriptions to...

To those of you getting "free" subscriptions to magazines from Nashbar or Performance or wherever, be sure to read the fine print on the offer when you place the order. More often than not, you can...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By JustBrowsing

Don't be an ass! Darts are dangerous. They come...

Don't be an ass! Darts are dangerous. They come with magnetic clouds.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,218
Posted By JustBrowsing

Just make it a damn commuting bike and call it a...

Just make it a damn commuting bike and call it a damn commuting bike!
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By JustBrowsing

True. The Professor was the ultimate Fred...

True. The Professor was the ultimate Fred...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By JustBrowsing

And remember, if you ever get bored with the...

And remember, if you ever get bored with the words to Gilligan's Island, you can just substitute about half of Emily Dickinson's poems in there instead....
Forum: Commuting
07-17-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By JustBrowsing

I'm assuming this will be in use in Texas, and...

I'm assuming this will be in use in Texas, and I'm not familiar with the details of Texas bike/vehicle laws. But if TX recognizes a bike as essentially the same as any other road vehicle, I'd say...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-08, 09:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,506
Posted By JustBrowsing

Got mine from Nashbar last fall. I think I paid...

Got mine from Nashbar last fall. I think I paid about $60 or $65 for it after coupon. I r'ber that it was a really good deal, since the next best price was AEBike at about 70 bucks. JensonUSA has...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By JustBrowsing

The only times my Freddy Fenders make any noise...

The only times my Freddy Fenders make any noise is when I hit a small bump while riding with no hands. And even then it's only a slight rattling sound. The moment I put any pressure on the bars they...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,772
Posted By JustBrowsing

On my cheapo computer the mph indicator flashes...

On my cheapo computer the mph indicator flashes once a second. It's pretty easy to use that to get a cadence of 90 going. There's also a signal-received indicator in the corner, but I haven't found a...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,631
Posted By JustBrowsing

Agreed with everyone here that just because it...

Agreed with everyone here that just because it wasn't locked doesn't mean it's free for the taking. What if someone just ran into a store for a few minutes and figured it wasn't worth it to lock the...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By JustBrowsing

That's because you're looking at things that are...

That's because you're looking at things that are sold by/shipped from third-party sellers. The only times I've seen Amazon not offer free shipping for orders over $25 is for things like home...
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