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07-18-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,895
Posted By gdh81

Right? I really don't get it. This forum is...

Right? I really don't get it. This forum is loaded with the nastiest smug and unhelpful comments I've seen just about anywhere. Like everybody's soooo cool. They're still the jerks nobody liked in...
06-21-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,685
Posted By gdh81

Thanks for not helping. You will not be missed.

Thanks for not helping. You will not be missed.
06-19-18, 01:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,418
Posted By gdh81

Not necessarily. I worked at a car audio store...

Not necessarily. I worked at a car audio store and we carried ear shattering alarms for inside the car, they are about the size of a plum. Sounds like high pitched death.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,634
Posted By gdh81

The baseball bat thing does sound appealing.

The baseball bat thing does sound appealing.
06-19-18, 12:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,626
Posted By gdh81

This times a billion. Worst thing about the...

This times a billion. Worst thing about the internet, if you're not going to answer the question you can p!ss off. Nobody cares about your non-answers, go write a book that no one will read.
06-19-18, 12:16 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 39,466
Posted By gdh81

I worked at McDonald's for years. We don't serve...

I worked at McDonald's for years. We don't serve bikes in the drive through for the same reason we don't serve walk-ups, it's too easy for someone to grab the till or the employee.
We could give a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-18, 12:45 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,198
Posted By gdh81

My Raleigh Folder weighs a thousand pounds and...

My Raleigh Folder weighs a thousand pounds and rattles if I look at it sideways.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,239
Posted By gdh81

I hate you guys. He said, seething with envy.

I hate you guys.
He said, seething with envy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-14, 01:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,239
Posted By gdh81

That's what I'm thinking. Looks like the RSW...

That's what I'm thinking. Looks like the RSW Shopper. Frigging beautiful, I'd love to find a non-folder like that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-14, 12:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,239
Posted By gdh81

That's funny. I got the second chance offer on...

That's funny. I got the second chance offer on that Bully but refused cause it felt weird.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By gdh81

I go there once in a while when they have a sale...

I go there once in a while when they have a sale to pick up a tube or whatever. But the one here in Lake Oswego, Oregon is weird. Really stale feeling, like Costco with bikes. Of course its Oregon,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By gdh81

On the Twenty I only use the front brake. I'm...

On the Twenty I only use the front brake. I'm thinking about removing the rear altogether. I remember when I was a kid I hated using the front brake because I didn't know how to properly. If you're...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,127
Posted By gdh81

$200 is standard for a Boardwalk.

$200 is standard for a Boardwalk.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,010
Posted By gdh81

Definitely yea. Just got one for the Twenty, and...

Definitely yea. Just got one for the Twenty, and its hands down the most comfortable saddle I've had on any bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-08, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By gdh81

Hmm. I'm 5'8", never thought to call myself...

Hmm. I'm 5'8", never thought to call myself "tall".

Folders are definitely an addiction. So small, yet so functional. Compact, yet quick. Sparsely used, yet much fun.

Little. Yellow. Different.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-08, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,144
Posted By gdh81

Yeah, if you can find a good Twenty, get on it...

Yeah, if you can find a good Twenty, get on it like white on rice. Boardwalk would be a good choice for a new bike. But don't discount used bikes, either.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-08, 04:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,352
Posted By gdh81

I'm not saying that we're being fleeced by Dahon....

I'm not saying that we're being fleeced by Dahon. I don't think that paragraph was unreasonable.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-08, 12:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,352
Posted By gdh81

True. But you can't deny that if you flew over...

True. But you can't deny that if you flew over the handlebars and hit your head on a light post, a helmet would be nice. Of course, the same could be said for knee pads, elbow pads, and everything...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-08, 12:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,352
Posted By gdh81

Well of course that's true. But if requiring...

Well of course that's true. But if requiring people to wear helmets saves us (me) any money at all, I say hook it up.


Moreover, I would be all for an "opt-in" system where individuals could be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,352
Posted By gdh81

Well the motorcycle helmet thing I understand....

Well the motorcycle helmet thing I understand. Just like the seat belt thing. People get hurt, don't have insurance and cost the rest of us money (chiefly a US problem due to the ridiculous health...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,823
Posted By gdh81

The drive thru thing I understand. I worked at...

The drive thru thing I understand. I worked at McDonald's for a few years during high school. While I would occasionally break the rules and serve a pedestrian or cyclist through the window, you're...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,199
Posted By gdh81

What we need is a good GPS tracking program for...

What we need is a good GPS tracking program for GPS equipped cell phones. Then for folks to turn on the tracking system while they ride, and upload the paths to a website. Actually, I think what I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By gdh81

That's cool. I'll be riding as soon as I get out...

That's cool. I'll be riding as soon as I get out of work, too. I'd imagine that a fair amount of peeps here on the BF have to work on Saturdays. Sucks, but I can browse on my BlackBerry so I get by.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-08, 12:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,823
Posted By gdh81

Ha! Awesome.

Ha! Awesome.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,823
Posted By gdh81

The bacteria arguement is completely valid. But...

The bacteria arguement is completely valid. But people are stupid and they are more concerned by visible dirt. Hence the popularity of salad bars and buffets. Gross. I'd sooner eat off my chain guard...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,823
Posted By gdh81

Fred Meyer (the Pacific Northwest face of Kroger)...

Fred Meyer (the Pacific Northwest face of Kroger) grocery stores have an area for children to stay and read books or watch kids' shows while their parent shops. Its free and very safe, with ID...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-08, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By gdh81

I took it through the woods on dirt the other...

I took it through the woods on dirt the other day. It was great, very quick and a lot of fun. Then I took it (on accident) through a pretty rough field. That was not as pleasant. The 20 is fine, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-08, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By gdh81

One benefit to living in the states, when a guy...

One benefit to living in the states, when a guy like that is caught the cops beat the crap out of him.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,823
Posted By gdh81

They should totally make "hair panties"! That was...

They should totally make "hair panties"! That was hilarious, well done.


And yes, people over here bring their dogs EVERYWHERE now. Its effing ridiculous. And then they give you a dirty look if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,823
Posted By gdh81

Ah yes, but I see that you spell "offense" with a...

Ah yes, but I see that you spell "offense" with a "c", so you must be from the UK. Therefore you are not offended by my comment as it was directed at fat Americans.

The defenSe rests.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-08, 01:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,823
Posted By gdh81

I could see obliging the request if there were...

I could see obliging the request if there were more than one complaint, or if the bike were visibly dirty. But for the store to bend to the will of one, come on. We live in a society here. I am much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-08, 11:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,823
Posted By gdh81

Bet your bike is cleaner than the average 8 year...

Bet your bike is cleaner than the average 8 year old... Maybe we should bag them, too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-08, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By gdh81

Welcome to the forum, you'll never want to leave....

Welcome to the forum, you'll never want to leave.

I think a folder will definitely meet your needs. From what I've seen and heard, the mini would be a great choice. You'll be pleasantly surprised...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By gdh81

Good good good. That's what I wanted to hear. I'm...

Good good good. That's what I wanted to hear. I'm still rolling the stock fork and 406 wheels. I don't expect to change the fork anytime soon, as I've read that its kind of a pain. But I will be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By gdh81

Offroading on a Twenty, yea or nay?

Ok so I've had the Twenty for just over a week and its perfect for what I want. Its quick on the road, fits in my tiny storage area and some days if I squint just right and look to the grassy side of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By gdh81

I haven't seen a Frenchman fold like that since...

I haven't seen a Frenchman fold like that since the collaboration.

But really, $600? That's absurd.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,172
Posted By gdh81

No cell phone camera? That's what I use for all...

No cell phone camera? That's what I use for all my picture taking needs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-08, 01:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,655
Posted By gdh81

Well he's no Jason Statham, but compared to Dick...

Well he's no Jason Statham, but compared to Dick Cheney, Cameron is Rambo. Maybe its just that the Brits are tougher in general. Most of our politicians appear to have the physical prowess of John...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,814
Posted By gdh81

Nice! That sounds like fun. Mixing pleasure...

Nice! That sounds like fun. Mixing pleasure with... pleasure.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,655
Posted By gdh81

I'm a bit proud of myself for knowing who Snafu...

I'm a bit proud of myself for knowing who Snafu meant by Cameron before I had read the article. It looks like TiVo-ing the House of Commons on CSPAN2 has come in handy. I love watching that. I'd...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,006
Posted By gdh81

After only having the 20 for about a week, I feel...

After only having the 20 for about a week, I feel like I know it pretty well. I am confident in its ability to move quickly and with stability, but it can't keep up with the yuppies in tights. And I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By gdh81

You should consider a used bike. Craigslist is a...

You should consider a used bike. Craigslist is a great resource for bikes. It depends on your area, but there are usually several under $200.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By gdh81

That's how I want to go. I don't want to rush...

That's how I want to go. I don't want to rush into it, but since I found those little rust spots I just want to fix it and prevent any more. So I'm doing powder coating this week. I think I'm going...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By gdh81

Found the date on the hub, June '72. Also found a...

Found the date on the hub, June '72. Also found a bit more rust under the joint. I'll have to do something this week and just get it done.

So now I have to decide how I want to do it. I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-08, 02:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By gdh81

Well I've got a small amount of surface rust, a...

Well I've got a small amount of surface rust, a little here and there. The only spot that concerns me is a tiny bit on the underside of the joint. So the first thing I want to do is take care of that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By gdh81

Its "Joker" purple. Sick.

Its "Joker" purple. Sick.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By gdh81

Yeah I'm about 10 minutes south of Portland, in...

Yeah I'm about 10 minutes south of Portland, in the 'burbs.

They're 406s.

I also like that non-folder, if I could find one over here I'd be all over it. This bike will never get folded again...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-08, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By gdh81

The *incredibly smart and tolerant* citizens of...

The *incredibly smart and tolerant* citizens of Oregon passed a constitutional amendment defining "marriage" as a union of one man and one woman, thus protecting us from the evils of bike marriage....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-08, 01:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By gdh81

Yeah for sure. I'm gonna just do a few things at...

Yeah for sure. I'm gonna just do a few things at first, probably a Brooks, maybe new wheels. Eventually I'd like it to be a gunmetal urban assault style, but that's a ways out I think. Right now I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-08, 01:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By gdh81

Bought a Raleigh Folder

After lurking around and soaking up info for a month, I picked up a Raleigh Folder today. Its almost all original, I think just the seat, rack and pedals aren't. The Sturmey Archer shifts great, and...
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