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10-06-16, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Here you'll get a ticket if you don't stop at the...

Here you'll get a ticket if you don't stop at the stop sign. I was in a big "bike safety" charity event ride last year and I would say about 95% of the people blew through stop signs, red lights, and...
10-06-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

It might be just one of those perfect storm...

It might be just one of those perfect storm things. I use an ISM saddle though and it has solved every problem I ever had with a saddle.
10-06-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,231
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

My Hopey steering damper.

My Hopey steering damper.
10-06-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,207
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

My bike comes in at a cool 25 psi front and back,...

My bike comes in at a cool 25 psi front and back, but it's a mountain bike that's tubeless.
10-06-16, 07:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I ride with slightly padded shorts and then one...

I ride with slightly padded shorts and then one of those extra set of the super padded shorts that go underneath if it is going to be a really long ride with a lot of bumps. My ISM saddle helps a lot...
08-14-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,226
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Rigid forks are probably OK for people who can...

Rigid forks are probably OK for people who can jump their bike easily and pull up the front of their bike to sorta of do what the fork would do. In my case, my bike is heavy, so having the bike's...
08-14-16, 06:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,298
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I have presta on my bike and I hate them. The US...

I have presta on my bike and I hate them. The US is set up for Schraeder. So now I have different adapters and pumps. It annoys me.
08-14-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,315
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I will tell you of an old trick that farmers use....

I will tell you of an old trick that farmers use. They use whole milk. There are many stories of farmers getting soaked though with "sour cream" on epic tire explosions.

At $4.59 a gallon here,...
08-14-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,234
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I forgot to mention, I also have an ISM PM2.0...

I forgot to mention, I also have an ISM PM2.0 saddle. The rear edge is such that you can slide back over it easily to change your center of gravity.
08-14-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,234
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

You might want to look at a Hopey steering...

You might want to look at a Hopey steering damper. It'll keep your wheel straight over rocks, in sand, and in ruts. I have one and I love it.

Hopey Steering Dampers (http://www.hopey.org)
08-14-16, 06:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I dont trust that my chain will be in fixable...

I dont trust that my chain will be in fixable condition if it explodes, so I carry a complete chain, KMC master links, and a KMC master link chain tool.
08-14-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,139
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Can you go tubeless? I just went tubeless on my...

Can you go tubeless? I just went tubeless on my mountain bike and I'll never go back. In my case, my rims where already taped, my tires were tubeless ready, and all I needed was valve stems and...
08-14-16, 06:18 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,625
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I have platinum grade homeowners insurance so it...

I have platinum grade homeowners insurance so it must be my state. I've also had bikes stolen. That's why I have insurance now. =D
08-14-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I have Schwalbe Nobby Nicks. I love them. I also...

I have Schwalbe Nobby Nicks. I love them. I also went tubeless, so no more flats for me, and I dropped 3.5 pounds from the bike from the loss of the tubes (I was using thorn resistant tubes).
08-13-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

They were those thorn resistant thick rubber...

They were those thorn resistant thick rubber tubes. I ride a lot off road off trail.
08-13-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I just went tubeless and dropped 1,500 grams from...

I just went tubeless and dropped 1,500 grams from my bike by getting rid of the tubes (I have a heavy bike too). I didn't notice any difference.
08-13-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,090
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

It may just be a knock off. If you feel it is,...

It may just be a knock off. If you feel it is, contact them and tell them you want a refund. They will tell you OK, but send it back (to China). After that, open an eBay case for "counterfeit item"....
08-13-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I have disc brakes. I love them. I could never go...

I have disc brakes. I love them. I could never go back to V.
08-13-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,179
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I did that on one of my bikes. I LOVE IT. Get a...

I did that on one of my bikes. I LOVE IT. Get a BBG Bashguard "bashwich" to surround the cog.
08-13-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,625
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I have bike insurance through Velosurance. They...

I have bike insurance through Velosurance. They are great. You can also get a rider on your homeowners/renters insurance. Then you can use a light weight braided cable lock.
08-13-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,439
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I tired a lot of bike saddles. I settled on ISM...

I tired a lot of bike saddles. I settled on ISM Saddles. I think they are awesome! They make saddles for every bike type. I use their 24 hour mountain biking seat.
08-13-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Sounds like your read hub is broken. It will let...

Sounds like your read hub is broken. It will let your tire spin when you aren't pedaling, but when you pedal, it should engage and turn the tire.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,011
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I like the soda crate. You can pile stuff on it...

I like the soda crate. You can pile stuff on it and then bungee it on. When there's nothing there, it's low profile.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,412
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Everyone here says "Pittbulls are friendly...

Everyone here says "Pittbulls are friendly dogs!!" but I recently got attacked by one. I have an ebike, and I happened to have my motor powered up. If I did not, I'd would have been mauled. The dog's...
07-30-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,565
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

The best would be a Haibike, but your friends...

The best would be a Haibike, but your friends would probably yell. =D
07-30-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,234
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Ahh what I wouldn't give for a nice smooth path...

Ahh what I wouldn't give for a nice smooth path like that.

You should look into a Hopey steering damper. It keeps your tire straight while you plow through anything.
07-30-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Why not just find tires on Amazon.com?

Why not just find tires on Amazon.com?
07-30-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,383
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Most of the damage done to drivetrains is when...

Most of the damage done to drivetrains is when you are riding slow, in a hard gear, your chain isn't lubricated enough, and you shift gears. You will hear it grinding against the rear cogs when you...
07-30-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,696
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Wrap a rubber band around your brake levers to...

Wrap a rubber band around your brake levers to keep the brakes engaged and the tires locked. You can also get a tiny wood clamp from Lowes or Home depot for about $5.00 that you can click on/off real...
07-30-16, 07:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,898
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I have about 5 different bottles and none of them...

I have about 5 different bottles and none of them impart a plastic taste. Maybe though my taste buds are going. Some people can taste things that others can't. I had a friend who was a taste tester...
07-30-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I ride with lower pressure in my front also. OP,...

I ride with lower pressure in my front also. OP, why not try to increase the PSI by 5 and see if things change?
07-09-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,840
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I had a bike that I loved and I had it in the...

I had a bike that I loved and I had it in the "communal" locked area without a bike lock against a wall because I trusted my neighbors. I went in one day, and it was gone. Then, six months later I...
07-09-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,144
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

That is the best camera position I have ever seen...

That is the best camera position I have ever seen in my life.
06-21-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,457
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Since this is a business I would concentrate on...

Since this is a business I would concentrate on bikes that look good, are flashy, or are calming. If you notice, a lot of people like to look at bike pictures. When you go to advertise your business...
06-21-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

You might want to look at E-bikes that are pedal...

You might want to look at E-bikes that are pedal assist. They have a small motor that you can add adjustable power to help you. They will keep you out longer and will be a lot easier on your knees....
06-21-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,758
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I'd vote for the Electra Townie. Nice bike and...

I'd vote for the Electra Townie. Nice bike and well built.
06-21-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,480
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Where I live, the police must follow you for 1/4...

Where I live, the police must follow you for 1/4 of a mile before they can give you a ticket. My guess is you'd probably see them or not be able to go over the speed limit for that long.
06-21-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,281
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

If someone's dog kept chasing me I'd be on the...

If someone's dog kept chasing me I'd be on the phone to the police. That's dangerous. What if you were a kid?
06-21-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,361
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Where I live, it's against the law not to say "On...

Where I live, it's against the law not to say "On your left" or give some other indication (bell, etc) that you are about to pass someone.
05-10-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,523
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

You still have the one year grace period, however...

You still have the one year grace period, however it has a few caveats now. However, it's so cheap to file a provisional as a micro entity that the OP should.
05-10-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,523
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

OP, where a patent helps is when someone is going...

OP, where a patent helps is when someone is going to buy your company or you are going to raise a venture round. In those cases, having a patent, even a pending one, gets rid of a lot of diligence...
05-10-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,523
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

It got me 40+ patents and still going. =D ...

It got me 40+ patents and still going. =D

OP, usually patents with the USPTO go like this:

You: Ok I filed my patent. I can't wait!!!
Patent Office 8 years later: NO.
You: What the heck,...
05-10-16, 10:27 AM
05-10-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,523
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

It depends if he disclosed to the public. If it...

It depends if he disclosed to the public. If it was just to people to make it, then he would be OK. However, even if he did disclose it to the public, it could still not be considered prior art. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,688,221
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

My last purchase was an ISM saddle. I LOVE IT.

My last purchase was an ISM saddle. I LOVE IT.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,431
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

Amazon.com. You can order boat loads and return...

Amazon.com. You can order boat loads and return the stuff you don't like. If you have Prime (like I do) shipping is free.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

That would be fun. One thing I have learned from...

That would be fun. One thing I have learned from long distance hike events is that you have to watch for things in your body breaking down that you never considered. Like your tendons. So it's more...
05-08-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,148
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I went out to ride and found a flat tire. =(

I went out to ride and found a flat tire. =(
05-08-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,523
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

I have 40+ national and international patents. It...

I have 40+ national and international patents. It is very easy and very cheap to file a provisional patent. It gives you a one year time limit to file the real patent. It's meant to provide you with...
05-08-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,027
Posted By MuddyBikeRider

That is an great story and an incredible bike.

That is an great story and an incredible bike.
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