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06-18-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By Skipjacks

Two words.... Nitrous Oxide. I have no...

Two words....

Nitrous Oxide.

I have no idea how it would make a pedal powered bike go faster....but that's your problem to solve. I came up with the brilliant idea of making the shift levers...
06-18-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Skipjacks

And if your rim brakes don't open wide enough...

And if your rim brakes don't open wide enough you'll have to deflate the tire every time you want to take it off. It's a real pain in the rumpus.
06-17-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By Skipjacks

The Raceface Chesters that you already know about...

The Raceface Chesters that you already know about are my go to answer whenever this question comes up.

You can get cheaper but they won't spin as well nor take a hit from a curb as well. For the...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By Skipjacks

I check my tires almost every time I get a flat. ...

I check my tires almost every time I get a flat.

Which isn't very often.
06-17-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,362
Posted By Skipjacks

I encountered this yesterday on a rail trail. The...

I encountered this yesterday on a rail trail. The distant part...5 miles or so from any parking lots so zero foot traffic. All bikes.

Passed a couple of group rides all with the flashing...
06-16-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,699
Posted By Skipjacks

He just puts pedals on a Harley chassis ...

He just puts pedals on a Harley chassis

https://jafrum.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/robocop-helmet-bike.jpg?w=500&h=281
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,119
Posted By Skipjacks

It depends on how nice of a day it is. ...

It depends on how nice of a day it is.

Normal day It's a 6-7 mile round trip depending on routes I take.

Dead of winter it's a 5 mile trip and not a foot more. (I hate being cold)
...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,783
Posted By Skipjacks

Fixed that for you. Solves all your "But I...

Fixed that for you.

Solves all your "But I want a new bike without listening to someone complain about the money" problems.
06-12-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,699
Posted By Skipjacks

The value of a cop on a bike who can just put a...

The value of a cop on a bike who can just put a foot down and stop and talk to the public is HUGE

Especially in urban environments where police are accused of being distant from the population
...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 27,410
Posted By Skipjacks

GORGEOUS That's how my commute was. I wished...

GORGEOUS

That's how my commute was. I wished I had left an hour earlier so I could have gone a lot further on the way in today.
06-10-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,789
Posted By Skipjacks

No idea what this is about. Riding my mountain...

No idea what this is about. Riding my mountain bike is exactly the same as my racing road bike. And both of those feel just like my BMX I rode as a kid.

In fact...I think the BMX might have been...
06-07-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,774
Posted By Skipjacks

Check out the medallion around your neck. I think...

Check out the medallion around your neck. I think you'll find out it means you're worth more than you think.

The fancy car would be a nice upgrade from the Winnebago.
06-07-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 912
Posted By Skipjacks

I have selective OCD The amount I HAVE to do...

I have selective OCD

The amount I HAVE to do something is directly correlated to the amount of patience I have to deal with it at any given moment
06-07-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,774
Posted By Skipjacks

You only have one?

You only have one?
06-07-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,774
Posted By Skipjacks

But he'd save more by riding a crappy bike...

But he'd save more by riding a crappy bike because he'd work harder! :) (I am not a doctor)
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,802
Posted By Skipjacks

None of which has anything even remotely to do...

None of which has anything even remotely to do with what I asked. So please stop trying to derail the thread.

I'm asking you nicely. This one time. So pretty please, with sugar on top, go away.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,802
Posted By Skipjacks

It wasn't well answered. It was answering a...

It wasn't well answered. It was answering a question nobody asked.

That chart shows how wide of a tire you can fit on a rim of any given width. That is not what I asked. It's not even close to...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,802
Posted By Skipjacks

That chart shows what size tire you can fit on...

That chart shows what size tire you can fit on what size rims. It does not show how accurate a company's claimed tire widths are.

It's also a guideline, not a precise chart. People exceed those...
06-04-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Skipjacks

If you know what a derailleur is, odds are you...

If you know what a derailleur is, odds are you know more about bikes than 90% of the customers.

The VAST MAJORITY of people who ride bikes don't know the first thing about them. The people here...
05-30-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By Skipjacks

I like my Specialized saddle that came on my...

I like my Specialized saddle that came on my Crosstrail so much I bought the same one to put on my Trek Crossrip.

So far no one has noticed or cared that I have a Specialized saddle on a Trek...
05-28-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,673
Posted By Skipjacks

All I ever find is nailed and screws. I...

All I ever find is nailed and screws.

I pick them up anytime I see one, mostly out of self preservation because I drive my car on the same roads I ride on.

But it does leave me...
05-24-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,622
Posted By Skipjacks

You should see what happens when you get started...

You should see what happens when you get started on reverse mortgages and how things were better in the 60's
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,687
Posted By Skipjacks

The cycling gods are a vindictive bunch.

The cycling gods are a vindictive bunch.
05-24-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,622
Posted By Skipjacks

I am not a bully. I am proudly snarky. ...

I am not a bully.

I am proudly snarky.

And people who act like they know it all are really annoying to those of us who actually do.

Excuse me I have to go yell at some kids to turn down...
05-20-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,287
Posted By Skipjacks

I always do because it always sounded...

I always do because it always sounded smart...even though I was sure I'd never crash. I mostly wore it because a car driver might make a mistake...though I myself surely wouldn't....

Last week I...
05-18-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,025
Posted By Skipjacks

Bikes Direct has a lot of bikes with triple...

Bikes Direct has a lot of bikes with triple cranksets?!

Awesome! I'm going to go buy one because I love triple cranks! I could discuss the merits of them for hours!

In fact, we should.
05-17-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Skipjacks

If the bike is the same weight with the same...

If the bike is the same weight with the same gearing as another bike...I doubt you'd notice much of a difference on climbing. In the flats the road bike will be faster because you're in a more...
05-17-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Skipjacks

Back to Chester Raceface pedals and their...

Back to Chester Raceface pedals and their durability...

I wrecked this morning. Hit the pavement hard and slid a good 5 feet.

I stayed under the bike and saved it from serious damage. The...
05-16-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,252
Posted By Skipjacks

Craiglist. Get the bike shop bike from the...

Craiglist.

Get the bike shop bike from the parent who made the mistaken of not going to Wal Mart last year....pay them Wal Mart prices for the barely used bike shop bike.
05-16-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,295
Posted By Skipjacks

The people in this thread trying to make the OP...

The people in this thread trying to make the OP in a racist are pathetic.

It's ironic that you are strongly insinuating the OP is preoccupied with race, yet some of you accusing him of that are...
05-16-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Skipjacks

This. This is the answer. I mean...

This.

This is the answer.

I mean there is that whole thing that there is no one correct answer about anything in biking, only the correct answer for each individual....but this is the correct...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,926,067
Posted By Skipjacks

Hey...at least if you got stuck you know some...

Hey...at least if you got stuck you know some guys who'd come help you!

Check out the rehab I did to convert my daughter's little kid bike into my son's little kid bike.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,926,067
Posted By Skipjacks

You've got a photo of your bike in the exact same...

You've got a photo of your bike in the exact same position in your photo of your bike.

That's some Inception stuff right there.

Also...what's the baseball bat for at work? Lunchtime pick up...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,285
Posted By Skipjacks

You rookies... Helium is what you put in the...

You rookies...

Helium is what you put in the pump.

It makes the bike lighter.

Duh....:50:

The hard part is getting the hydrogen fusion reactor working to create the helium....
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,684
Posted By Skipjacks

That's all he does is talks about how he hates...

That's all he does is talks about how he hates everyone who's different than he is.

I mean who goes to a message board that's 90% Americans and makes half his posts about how America sucks? Talk...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,684
Posted By Skipjacks

It's a common theme with that guy. Anyone who...

It's a common theme with that guy. Anyone who doesn't live life the way he deems appropriate is beneath him.

But don't put too much stock into it. He's just trying to get the thread locked.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,285
Posted By Skipjacks

But would you? All I have to do is divine from...

But would you? All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would program the bot to say it is not a bot? Now, a clever man would program the bot to say it is not a...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,874
Posted By Skipjacks

Try this song. It's one of my go to "Must be...

Try this song. It's one of my go to "Must be motivated now" songs.

Frontline by Pillar

https://youtu.be/AL8ZGEyBuNs
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,438
Posted By Skipjacks

:twitchy: And today I learned a lot more...

:twitchy:

And today I learned a lot more about my fellow Bike Forum members than I expected to.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,285
Posted By Skipjacks

It's a million times as humble as thou art. ...

It's a million times as humble as thou art.

Don't mess with me on Weird Al lyrics. Because there's no killer app I haven't run. At Pascal, well, I'm number one. Do vector calculus just for fun. I...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,285
Posted By Skipjacks

No...it was definitely a pinch flat. ...

No...it was definitely a pinch flat.

(Numerous people who weren't at your house that day told me so)

:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,285
Posted By Skipjacks

It must be a matter of how often flats occur. ...

It must be a matter of how often flats occur.

For the once a year I deal with them (maybe) it's just easier to get a new tube.

If I had multiple flats a year...yeah I can see not wanting to...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,285
Posted By Skipjacks

Don't forget...the 7:30 show is completely...

Don't forget...the 7:30 show is completely different than the 4:30 show. Get your tickets now!
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,285
Posted By Skipjacks

Well now see that's just solid application of...

Well now see that's just solid application of relevant statistical analysis. :thumb:

Seriously it just amazes me that some people can't read a "The tire exploded!" story and enjoy it for the fun...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,285
Posted By Skipjacks

Your tire opened fire on you!!! The tires...

Your tire opened fire on you!!!

The tires are becoming sentient! They are soon taking over the world!

I, for one, welcome our new rubber overlords.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,285
Posted By Skipjacks

Someone told me that a few months ago. I didn't...

Someone told me that a few months ago. I didn't believe it.

Then I started watching the posts.

And they don't pass the Turing test. (The name for the test to determine if a computer can trick a...
05-08-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By Skipjacks

Chester Race Face. Relatively inexpensive....

Chester Race Face.

Relatively inexpensive. Grips your shoes like glue but lets you move your foot easily.

Clean action...no grinding in the bearings.

Made of composite material so if you...
05-08-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,272
Posted By Skipjacks

I would vehemently disagree with that. It...

I would vehemently disagree with that.

It might be right for you, and good on you for it!

But that's not a universal answer.

Some people don't want to ride hard. Some people want to go...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,285
Posted By Skipjacks

Nope, this is not what happened. The bot...

Nope, this is not what happened.

The bot poster above you (literally a computer makes those posts from that account, not a real person) did not correctly diagnose this. It was not pinched in the...
05-07-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,133
Posted By Skipjacks

http://hd.wallpaperswide.com/thumbs/shut_up_and_ta...

http://hd.wallpaperswide.com/thumbs/shut_up_and_take_my_money-t2.jpg
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