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04-22-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 256,586
Posted By Zian

Replaced a broken Shimano indexed shifter (rear...

Replaced a broken Shimano indexed shifter (rear derailleur) on a hybrid bike used for daily commuting.

Though, in reality, that turned out to also include:
- spending >5 minutes slowly...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,964
Posted By Zian

Do you presently use a bike locker? If so, tell...

Do you presently use a bike locker? If so, tell me about it and how much you pay.
No.


If not, would you use a bike locker if it was inside a parking garage and within reasonable walking...
11-08-11, 06:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,643
Posted By Zian

I would like to add my voice to the chorus of...

I would like to add my voice to the chorus of people recommmending that you get the other person's information no matter what. I've been in a crash before and some of my medical expenses didn't pop...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-31-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By Zian

There's a high probability that I'll be in a...

There's a high probability that I'll be in a similar situation soon and I was wondering if there are any reference sites or books out there that cover how to set things up (clothes/bike/etc.) for...
04-26-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By Zian

I'd suggest two courses of action, one immediate...

I'd suggest two courses of action, one immediate and one short-term.

Immediate: Read up on how/where/why to find a lawyer & how/what/why to start jotting things down. Find a book from a reputable...
08-06-10, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Zian

For additional information, the Nolo books &...

For additional information, the Nolo books & website are a reputable source of information.

I second the comment to refrain from publicly discussing the case.
07-17-10, 11:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,933
Posted By Zian

Even if you douple the size (89*2 = ~180 square...

Even if you douple the size (89*2 = ~180 square feet), you still have a small house. I suspect that a huge reason things work well in his house is because of the amount of thought each square foot...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-10, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Zian

>2 years with no flats? Yep. The...

>2 years with no flats?

Yep.

The streets in Irvine and especially at UCI are pretty clear of glass/etc.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-10, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Zian

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. Now,...

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions.

Now, off to buy some spare tubes. :)
06-28-10, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 2,027,676
Posted By Zian

You may want to get a "comfort bike" or just...

You may want to get a "comfort bike" or just something with a straight handlebar + road-bike-like tires for the commute so that you can see the traffic easier. I ocasionally commute to UCI from the...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-10, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Zian

Carrying Spare Tubes

Is it possible for a tube to develop a tiny hole on its own after being carried around in a backpack for about 2 years? The compartment I stored it in has no sharp objects.

Right now, I'm hoping...
05-30-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By Zian

Seconded. This also lets people know that it's...

Seconded. This also lets people know that it's not just a one-off.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-10, 07:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,653
Posted By Zian

I've tried: -Rack with backpack: too clumsy to...

I've tried:
-Rack with backpack: too clumsy to constantly strap on the backpack
-Messenger bag : Doesn't work well

I currently use a backpack.

I generally haul around a laptop (et al),...
05-26-10, 03:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,237
Posted By Zian

1. A car would be an unnecessary expense. 2....

1. A car would be an unnecessary expense.
2. It's much more fun to ride a bike than drive a car.
11-10-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,302
Posted By Zian

Financial Urban

Financial

Urban
11-03-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By Zian

Here's the legal code (245a): Any person...

Here's the legal code (245a):

Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm or by any means of force likely to produce great...
10-13-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 293,922
Posted By Zian

In addition, what one considers to be sufficient...

In addition, what one considers to be sufficient lighting is highly dependent on the time of year, location, amount of traffic, and other factors.
09-09-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,479
Posted By Zian

I'm a computer programmer at the university that...

I'm a computer programmer at the university that I've attended for the past 3 years.
08-29-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,827
Posted By Zian

I've dug around a bit and though I can't seem to...

I've dug around a bit and though I can't seem to connect to my university's VPN to pull journal articles right now, this should be a good starting point:

Consider University City, the West...
08-28-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Zian

Commuting Southern California Living Car Free...

Commuting
Southern California
Living Car Free
A&S
Electrical Stuff
07-05-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Zian

Ah, thank you very much, Extort. I can't begin to...

Ah, thank you very much, Extort. I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am to finally know what's going on.
07-05-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Zian

I see the trail but it seems to terminate start...

I see the trail but it seems to terminate start at Harvard and Barranca...
07-04-09, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Zian

Searching for the San Diego Creek Trail

I recognize that this may be an excruiciatingly simple question but bear with me...

I can't find the "off-street bikeway" illustrated by the Irvine bikeways map that runs alongside Harvard between...
05-30-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,928
Posted By Zian

Irvine, California. 3 years and counting.

Irvine, California. 3 years and counting.
Forum: Commuting
05-28-09, 04:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,547
Posted By Zian

I don't know about the general case but in...

I don't know about the general case but in Southern California, there are at least 2 places where bicycles ride on the side of the freeway:
1. Camp Pendleton
2. Sorrento Valley to Genessee (sp?) in...
Forum: Foo
05-13-09, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 76,239
Posted By Zian

Well, you could always scan in a photo...

Well, you could always scan in a photo...
05-11-09, 02:00 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 293,922
Posted By Zian

I second the LaCrosse recommendation. It even...

I second the LaCrosse recommendation. It even includes adapters so that you can have rechargable "C-size" and "D-size" batteries.
Forum: Commuting
01-26-09, 03:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,668
Posted By Zian

2nd year of college, which would put me at...

2nd year of college, which would put me at approximately 18 years old.
11-19-08, 07:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,095
Posted By Zian

Having a general overview of the current...

Having a general overview of the current situation as well as a good idea of what's coming up. In addition, situational awareness involves pre-emptively figuring out evasive manuvers based on the...
09-11-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,899
Posted By Zian

I often lurk here but mostly post in the Southern...

I often lurk here but mostly post in the Southern California and Commuting forums.
Forum: Commuting
09-05-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,566
Posted By Zian

Driver pulled out of a parking lot in front of me...

Driver pulled out of a parking lot in front of me with no time for me to stop, as I was through traffic. Subsequent crash sent me to the ER.

Just a few more weeks until I file the claim for money...
07-21-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By Zian

Every train car has room for 2 bicycles...

Every train car has room for 2 bicycles (unofficially, you can probably fit 4 per car).
07-14-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By Zian

Yes, the Metrolink trains have spaces for...

Yes, the Metrolink trains have spaces for bicycles. Enter the train through one of the doors with a bicycle picture next to the door. Then, use the velcro straps to tie down the bicycle's wheels.
06-07-08, 11:56 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 197,683
Posted By Zian

Just wanted to let everyone know that the...

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Nitehawk Raptor in the chart isn't being sold any more.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Zian

In the interest of providing some closure to this...

In the interest of providing some closure to this thread, let me give a brief update.

I asked the LBS at college to tell me what it would take to take care of everything and he said that:
1. My...
06-06-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,432
Posted By Zian

Oh dear. I think I've managed to...

Oh dear.

I think I've managed to misinterpret a couple people here so I'll stick to some quick facts:
-Major: Computer Science and Engineering (not mechanical engineering)

Bike Religion:...
06-06-08, 12:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Zian

4 miles per weekday plus ~3 miles each week to...

4 miles per weekday plus ~3 miles each week to account for weekly long-distance commutes via train.

Since the beginning of this school year.
06-04-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By Zian

"I believe they'll eventually offer you something...

"I believe they'll eventually offer you something to go away, since that would be cheaper for them than having to fight a lawsuit."

Agreed, according to Win Your Personal Injury Claim from Nolo...
06-04-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,432
Posted By Zian

@blarnie I never said anything about changing...

@blarnie
I never said anything about changing spoke tension. Please don't assume that I or Bike Religion have been wielding a spoke wrench.

This is strictly the matter of a slightly bent wheel...
06-04-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,432
Posted By Zian

Risks of using an ancient bike, I suppose. Though...

Risks of using an ancient bike, I suppose. Though I'm not sure how it can "wear out" since the basic principle is 2 nuts holding the wheel between the chainstays.

Off to get lunch and visit the...
06-04-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,432
Posted By Zian

The former. Odd part is that I'm pretty sure...

The former.

Odd part is that I'm pretty sure that it was tight enough because I've had pretty good experiences with Bike Religion in the past.

@curiouskid55
In an earlier post, I wrote that I...
06-04-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,432
Posted By Zian

I should have expected that. :D Bike...

I should have expected that. :D

Bike Religion has actually helped with this precise problem in the past so normally, I'd just head over to him again. However, the root cause is a wheel that is a...
06-04-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,432
Posted By Zian

Closest Bicycle Shop to UC Irvine?

This is a very bizarre LBS-recommendation thread.

Currently, I have almost no braking power but I have old-style straddle cable brakes that are almost impossible to adjust on my own (I've tried. 4...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-08, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Zian

Thanks for the commentary, dynaryder. Some...

Thanks for the commentary, dynaryder.

Some side points:
From looking things up, it looks like you're right. Thanks. Though this makes my very weak front brakes an even bigger problem. Oy....
Forum: Commuting
05-15-08, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By Zian

I bike to school every day but it's not that far...

I bike to school every day but it's not that far so the sweat problem isn't too bad. As long as I get there early enough, I just stand outside for a bit at the bike rack and drink some water before...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Zian

@Johnyhonics That's an interesting approach....

@Johnyhonics
That's an interesting approach. I'll think about trying that with the local bike store near my home.

@Torrilin
Well, the roadie has the curved handlebars. Not sure how else to...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-08, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Zian

Picking Search Keywords to Get a New Bike

I've run dozens of searches through the bikeforums.net search engine and I constantly get swamped with results. And yes, this is another help-me-find-a-bike thread after going through 2 accidents,...
02-26-08, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 2,027,676
Posted By Zian

Hi there, Matthew. I might be seeing you,...

Hi there, Matthew.

I might be seeing you, then. I ride every day around UC Irvine and sometimes, on occasional Sundays, I ride from Tustin Metrolink to UCI.
Forum: Foo
02-06-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 76,239
Posted By Zian

http://static.zooomr.com/images/4238181_595c508a5b...

http://static.zooomr.com/images/4238181_595c508a5b.jpg
Pulling Away

I shot the photograph a while ago but I had to wait to upload it because of Zooomr's transition. The train is a Metrolink at...
02-05-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,137
Posted By Zian

Same here.

Same here.
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