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09-15-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,891
Posted By WCoastPeddler

I was lucky... the customer wasn't in a hurry. ;)...

I was lucky... the customer wasn't in a hurry. ;)

It was a cool little project -- and completely changes the way the bike rides -- it's way more fun on the street now.

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09-15-10, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,891
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Well, I finally got around to working on the old...

Well, I finally got around to working on the old Kuwahara.

Here's what I changed/modified/exchanged:

- Tires: Tioga City Slickers -- 26 x 1.25

- Fenders: Axiom Road Runner Fenders 700 x...
06-05-10, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Vancouver, BC.

Vancouver, BC.
06-02-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Cops don't hate Critical Mass in my city. I've...

Cops don't hate Critical Mass in my city. I've spoken with several cycling police officers while attending CM and they've all said to me that they don't have a problem with it and that people (in my...
11-19-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,526
Posted By WCoastPeddler

I'm a Canadian and I've known it to be spelled...

I'm a Canadian and I've known it to be spelled "tire" for my entire life -- it's the common spelling. Just like "trunk" is what we call the storage bin at the rear of a car.
11-15-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,526
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Um, no. Your tomato is spelled exactly the same...

Um, no. Your tomato is spelled exactly the same way. Tyre is the English (British) way of spelling tire. They're quite different. Seems to me that some North Americans spell tire the English way...
11-14-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,526
Posted By WCoastPeddler

It bugs me when North Americans use the spelling...

It bugs me when North Americans use the spelling "tyre" instead of "tire". Makes them feel elite I suppose.
10-30-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 18,990
Posted By WCoastPeddler

This would make a good episode of Law and Order....

This would make a good episode of Law and Order. My bet is the doctor is not going to get off scot-free.
10-22-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

What a joke. And an incredible waste of time. ...

What a joke. And an incredible waste of time.

You guys really don't get it Quite sad.
10-22-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,497
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Some people really don't get it. What exactly do...

Some people really don't get it. What exactly do you think the purpose of this forum is?
10-22-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,497
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Hey, I'll have some of that -- with butter,...

Hey, I'll have some of that -- with butter, please.
10-22-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,497
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Oh, how nice. You've found a friend. A&S is...

Oh, how nice. You've found a friend.

A&S is really not the place for this immature BS.
10-22-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,497
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Yup.

Yup.
10-22-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,497
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Old Town, you are so, so wrong. Maybe you and...

Old Town, you are so, so wrong. Maybe you and Chipcom should get a room?
10-22-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Good freakin' grief.

Good freakin' grief.
10-22-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

We're not discussing historical laws here --...

We're not discussing historical laws here -- we're discussing. current, modern day laws. Get with the program.
10-22-09, 03:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Good grief.

Good grief.
10-21-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,497
Posted By WCoastPeddler

+1.

+1.
Forum: Foo
10-21-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,404
Posted By WCoastPeddler

I don't care for tattoos on women -- it's kind of...

I don't care for tattoos on women -- it's kind of like putting a bumper sticker on a Jaguar.
Forum: Foo
10-21-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,404
Posted By WCoastPeddler

+1. People trying to be different by being...

+1.

People trying to be different by being like everyone else.

Want to be different -- do your own thing.
10-21-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

In our modern world, vehicle codes have been...

In our modern world, vehicle codes have been designed for cars (and other motor vehicles).

You all need to get with the times. We're talking about the now, not the distant past (I'm sure that you...
10-20-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Yeah, but you see, the reason that those 50...

Yeah, but you see, the reason that those 50 states define a bicycle as a vehicle that falls under vehicular laws is because it was easy at the time when a decision needed to be made (which was not...
10-20-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Vehicle or human powered device -- it doesn't...

Vehicle or human powered device -- it doesn't really matter. We're not discussing a definition of a bicycle here. We're discussing the validity of the current laws as they relate to bicycles.
10-20-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

I'd like to prove to them that the law requiring...

I'd like to prove to them that the law requiring bicycles to come to a complete stop is wrong.

If the law can be established as inappropriate for cyclists, there'd be no argument for the...
10-20-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Yes, the laws do favour motor vehicles -- that's...

Yes, the laws do favour motor vehicles -- that's because we've been living in a car-centric society for the last hundred years. But now that times are changing and we're seeing more and more people...
10-20-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Do you even have the slightest ability to...

Do you even have the slightest ability to comprehend what has been written in this discussion so far? The vast majority of current motor vehicle laws in the US and Canada do not deal specifically...
10-20-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

You see, you really are missing the entire point...

You see, you really are missing the entire point of this discussion -- which is that motor vehicle laws are not appropriate for bicycles. We all get what the laws currently are -- what's being said...
10-20-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Perhaps you guys also missed what I wrote here:

Perhaps you guys also missed what I wrote here:
10-20-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

What you guys are missing, is that yes, bicycles...

What you guys are missing, is that yes, bicycles are vehicles, but they're not motor vehicles. Just because they are clumped into the same category as motor vehicles doesn't mean that it's correct.
...
10-20-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

While that may be true, I fail to see how it is...

While that may be true, I fail to see how it is relevant to this discussion since we're talking about modern times -- and the modern rules that are inappropriately applied to bicycles. The rules that...
10-20-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

A bike certainly can be classified as a "vehicle"...

A bike certainly can be classified as a "vehicle" but it's not a motor vehicle, for which modern vehicle laws were written.


Not sure what exactly you're getting at in your post -- are you...
10-20-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By WCoastPeddler

It's true. The bicycle is not a car - vehicle...

It's true. The bicycle is not a car - vehicle codes were designed for cars (and other motor vehicles).
10-19-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7,401
Views: 2,165,831
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Nice looking bike, Psy Guy. And a great in-focus...

Nice looking bike, Psy Guy. And a great in-focus shot of your barbecue -- are those hickory chips underneath it? ;)
Forum: Commuting
10-19-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,613
Posted By WCoastPeddler

I use yellow lenses on dark, cloudy days but for...

I use yellow lenses on dark, cloudy days but for night riding I find that clear lenses are a lot better.

I have the Expresso Sunglasses from MEC...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By WCoastPeddler

We get a fair bit of damp and wet weather where I...

We get a fair bit of damp and wet weather where I live, so I put my laptop in one of these:

http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/community/userpix/7_tabletpelican_1.jpg
...
10-18-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,761
Posted By WCoastPeddler

This is what I do as well. I think there's...

This is what I do as well.

I think there's a bit of confusion with some people at the term "blowing through a stop sign" -- to me, this means that there is absolutely no regard for the stop sign...
10-18-09, 12:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,411
Posted By WCoastPeddler

You can't be afraid, or neglect from reporting...

You can't be afraid, or neglect from reporting wrong things just because you think you might have to pay for it.

Bottom line is that someone has to pay for it -- who do you suppose that should...
10-18-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 71,591
Posted By WCoastPeddler

My city (just outside of Vancouver) is now just...

My city (just outside of Vancouver) is now just beginning to form a coalition to improve cycling on our streets. I attended the first meeting a couple weeks ago and since have been taking photos of...
10-16-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By WCoastPeddler

That being the case, I'd be inclined to return...

That being the case, I'd be inclined to return them for a refund. That's a ridiculous mile per dollar ratio.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-09, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,462
Posted By WCoastPeddler

You're still going to get some crud on your...

You're still going to get some crud on your brakes, but it does look as though it will eliminate any spray from the top of the tire.

Good solution, and nicely done.
10-16-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 6,754
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Good post. We live in a pablum induced world that...

Good post. We live in a pablum induced world that is producing pablum induced kids.

In my childhood, the only thing I can remember getting severely scolded for* was when I was 14 and my mom told...
10-16-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 6,754
Posted By WCoastPeddler

You guys must be smoking some low-grade crap. Up...

You guys must be smoking some low-grade crap. Up here we tend to roll pinners -- and even then we don't need to smoke the whole thing. :lol:
10-16-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By WCoastPeddler

You claim that you wear out a tire after 200...

You claim that you wear out a tire after 200 miles? I find that difficult to believe with any tire.

Looks to me like that damage was done by skidding on the tire.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,532
Posted By WCoastPeddler

No, I don't use a mirror, nor do I feel the need...

No, I don't use a mirror, nor do I feel the need for one. Regardless whether or not I can see cars coming up behind me or not (I do watch behind me), I still feel extremely more vulnerable in the...
10-16-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 6,754
Posted By WCoastPeddler

I suppose this fallacy that you mention is a...

I suppose this fallacy that you mention is a result of damage from a few too many bangs to your head.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,328
Posted By WCoastPeddler

When I contacted the LBS it was only a few weeks...

When I contacted the LBS it was only a few weeks ago when the exchange rate wasn't more than it is now -- we're not talking about previously purchased stock. And even at 126, the exchanged rate...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-09, 11:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,328
Posted By WCoastPeddler

Yeah, but it's got a view of the ocean. :lol:

Yeah, but it's got a view of the ocean. :lol:
Forum: Commuting
10-15-09, 10:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,328
Posted By WCoastPeddler

AndyK, thanks for doing up this review -- I've...

AndyK, thanks for doing up this review -- I've been considering this tire to replace my current tires when they wear out.

McLuffAlot, that seems to be a bit of a rip considering that the US price...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,532
Posted By WCoastPeddler

I know several motorcyclists who've been rear...

I know several motorcyclists who've been rear ended at a light as well. I'm always nervous when I'm stopped in the lane at a red light -- especially at night (even with a blinky taillight), I tend to...
10-15-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 6,754
Posted By WCoastPeddler

This explains a whole lot actually. And is a good...

This explains a whole lot actually. And is a good reason for others to protect their heads. :lol:
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