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09-08-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,946
Posted By crawdaddio

I said stop signs, not red lights. To...

I said stop signs, not red lights.

To everyone that thinks I am an idiot for riding the way I do:
You should probably get off your high horse and try to understand that we all ride in different...
09-07-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,946
Posted By crawdaddio

To each his own. Do what you do, and I'll do...

To each his own.
Do what you do, and I'll do what I do.
We can still be friends.
09-07-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,946
Posted By crawdaddio

Cyclists in major metropolitan areas will never...

Cyclists in major metropolitan areas will never be liked, let alone respected by drivers. Ever. Even if by some miraculous evolution ALL of them began following every single rule of the road to a...
08-25-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,531
Posted By crawdaddio

I see brake cables. Unless those are brifters, in...

I see brake cables. Unless those are brifters, in which case he's riding a geared, freewheeled bike with no brakes, which is beyond stupid.
08-17-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,618
Posted By crawdaddio

Entry level stuff. Not light, but i'm not a...

Entry level stuff. Not light, but i'm not a weight weenie, so I like them. They work well with cleated shoes or with regular sneakers.

...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,176
Posted By crawdaddio

I use solder and it works fine. Use an actual...

I use solder and it works fine. Use an actual soldering gun (also known as soldering iron). Google how to properly use solder. It is quite simple. Solder, soldering guns, and solder 'wicking' are all...
07-19-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,210
Posted By crawdaddio

I have found recently that solder works just as...

I have found recently that solder works just as well, looks nicer and is easier to remove (with solder wicking) if you want to switch out/adjust parts.

Soldering irons cost about $10 at a hardware...
07-16-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,012
Posted By crawdaddio

Not really sure, I had it laying around for small...

Not really sure, I had it laying around for small electronics projects. Most solder should work. The heat was no problem, but it does take a steady hand to ensure you don't melt/scratch the paint on...
07-16-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,012
Posted By crawdaddio

Solder works too. I just did that on my bikes...

Solder works too. I just did that on my bikes that I have everything set how I want it. They make solder wicking that soaks the solder back up when you want to get it out. 5 minutes....

Also see:...
07-07-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,999
Posted By crawdaddio

I use these on all my bikes. ...

I use these on all my bikes.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes//Product_10052_10551_1033468_-1___

Inexpensive, and no hassle return to performancebike if you absolutely hate them. I commute...
07-06-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 27,166
Posted By crawdaddio

From the New Belgium Tour De Fat in Chicago last...

From the New Belgium Tour De Fat in Chicago last week...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/crawdaddio/4757586695_1b937c3424_b.jpg
07-06-10, 11:49 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 27,166
Posted By crawdaddio

I shoot film almost exclusively. My favorite...

I shoot film almost exclusively. My favorite cameras in my collection include the Hassy, Pentax 645, Yashicamat, and Holga.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/crawdaddio1/



...
Forum: Touring
07-05-10, 03:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,951
Posted By crawdaddio

I haven't read the whole thread, so apologies if...

I haven't read the whole thread, so apologies if this was already mentioned.
I have a friend who did a month long tour of the east coast on a Bilenky Cargo Bike, and he was carrying ALOT of weight...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-10, 10:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,242
Posted By crawdaddio

I started pulling my dog to work with me in a...

I started pulling my dog to work with me in a trailer this spring. I have always used clips/straps or powergrips in the past. My legs were getting very sore from pulling the extra 80 or so pounds. So...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-10, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By crawdaddio

It is. Its under the 'start here' for SSFG.. ...

It is.
Its under the 'start here' for SSFG..

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?510358-Fixed-Gear-Single-Speed-Start-Here!
06-07-10, 01:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,218
Posted By crawdaddio

I have had mine for over a year. Front and rear....

I have had mine for over a year. Front and rear. Hold a charge well (flashing lasts over 3 hours), easily re-charged, straps work well and attach anywhere. Very versatile, bright, well designed...
06-07-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,218
Posted By crawdaddio

blackburn flea. never need to buy batteries. be...

blackburn flea. never need to buy batteries. be seen, save the planet...a little bit.
05-17-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,210
Posted By crawdaddio

"Sidewinder" (your example) keys utilize a...

"Sidewinder" (your example) keys utilize a tumbler system in the cylinder that is quite difficult to pick or manipulate open. The keys require a very specific machine that, usually, only locksmiths...
05-10-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,210
Posted By crawdaddio

If you are referring to barrel or "tubular" keyed...

If you are referring to barrel or "tubular" keyed locks, they are quite vulnerable to being picked open or easily drilled out.

Example of an ACE style "tubular" key:...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-10, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By crawdaddio

I work at a locksmith shop. He is a little too...

I work at a locksmith shop.
He is a little too old to run the 2.5 miles next to me, and I would worry about him running in traffic (I commute on busy chicago streets)
He is a mutt, not too sure...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By crawdaddio

Take your dog to work!

I do.
He was a little skeptical about the whole thing at first, as you can tell here, but it only took one day for him to get used to it.
I am lucky enough to be encouraged to bring Shiloh to work...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-10, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,835
Posted By crawdaddio

I don't know, to be honest. This was a friend's...

I don't know, to be honest. This was a friend's bike. I think he modified it to work for what he wanted after he already had the frame...
Its a nice ride. Versatile and lightweight.
I really...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,835
Posted By crawdaddio

Hey those are nice 65er...

Hey those are nice 65er...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,835
Posted By crawdaddio

I do ride in a carhartt and steel toes in the...

I do ride in a carhartt and steel toes in the winter. No corn hat though...
02-13-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,510,522
Posted By crawdaddio

John Deere Steamroller ...

John Deere Steamroller



http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/crawdaddio/DSC_0294.jpg
Forum: Commuting
02-13-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,835
Posted By crawdaddio

John Deere Steamroller (pics)

Just wanted to show off my new(ish) ride.

This is the John Deere Steamroller.

A friend of mine (mechanic/welder) built this bike. (Head wrench at Upgrade Bikes on Chicago Ave in chicago-- great...
02-13-10, 01:06 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 363,031
Posted By crawdaddio

This is the John Deere Steamroller. A friend of...

This is the John Deere Steamroller.
A friend of mine (mechanic/welder) built this bike.
Welded brake bridge, cable stops, and fender mounts on. Powdercoated john deere green and frame saved....
Forum: Commuting
12-09-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By crawdaddio

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?520597-So...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?520597-Some-lock-advice-from-a-locksmith&highlight=advice+from+a+locksmith
Forum: Commuting
11-18-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By crawdaddio

It looks nice now, because its fairly new, but I...

It looks nice now, because its fairly new, but I plan on beating the crap out of this bike.....
Forum: Commuting
11-17-09, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By crawdaddio

Motobecane outcast 29er. 42X18 freewheel. ...

Motobecane outcast 29er.
42X18 freewheel.
This thing is inexpensive, sturdy as hell, and pretty damn light.
Forum: Commuting
11-17-09, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By crawdaddio

winterbike

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs017.snc3/12467_180815952063_533007063_3516853_7542729_n.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By crawdaddio

I have been using these for four years. ...

I have been using these for four years.
WaterPROOF? Yes.
Durable? Yes.
Breatheable? No.
Inexpensive? Yes.

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___77701
Forum: Commuting
09-24-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,422
Posted By crawdaddio

Well fkcuck you too. Get off your high horse...

Well fkcuck you too.
Get off your high horse jackass, or someone just might knock you off...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,789
Posted By crawdaddio

....suggestion.

....suggestion.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,008
Posted By crawdaddio

In my opinion, that would count. Unless they...

In my opinion, that would count.
Unless they were using a very old, very light duty Multi-lock product. In general, they are extremely robust.

http://www.mul-t-lock-online.com/multlock-m-10.html
Forum: Commuting
08-26-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,979
Posted By crawdaddio

flea.

flea.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By crawdaddio

Here's what you do, if you can afford it, and you...

Here's what you do, if you can afford it, and you don't mind the weight, which it seems you don't.

Buy the smallest, toughest U lock than you can that will lock your front wheel to your downtube....
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By crawdaddio

two

two
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By crawdaddio

Abus has many types of keyways, so I'm not sure...

Abus has many types of keyways, so I'm not sure which one you are referring to.

If someone has access to manufacturer specific key blanks and cutting machines, they can make 'bump' keys and use...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By crawdaddio

If you really want high 'pick' and 'bump'...

If you really want high 'pick' and 'bump' resistance, use something like a MULTI-LOCK or MEDECO product.
I have been a locksmith for a long time, and these locks are worth every penny if you can...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,165
Posted By crawdaddio

The build quality and materials used, as well as...

The build quality and materials used, as well as the design, are very good.
I like the fact that they designed it with very tight tolerances around the shackle. This means it is more difficult to...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-09, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By crawdaddio

Don't ever use WD-40 on a lock. To the OP: ...

Don't ever use WD-40 on a lock.

To the OP:
I also live in a city and feel better about taking all removable items off the bike when I have to leave it.
I got one of these for carrying my lock...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-09, 06:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,472
Posted By crawdaddio

What a pointless 'I'm cooler than you' self...

What a pointless 'I'm cooler than you' self serving story.

"I am a great cyclist, bow down..."
Who the eff cares?

I could probably hang with your buddy, but I don't have to go bragging about...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,986
Posted By crawdaddio

Commuting to work daily by bicycle is in no...

Commuting to work daily by bicycle is in no conceivable way more expensive than commuting to work by car. Not even close.
(Period).

Check your math.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By crawdaddio

Many pages of lock arguments: ...

Many pages of lock arguments:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=520597&highlight=lock+advice
Forum: Touring
07-07-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,503
Posted By crawdaddio

I'll give you $825.

I'll give you $825.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,832
Posted By crawdaddio

This is why one should always run reds.

This is why one should always run reds.
Forum: Commuting
07-06-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By crawdaddio

Front rack + basket of your choice + zipties.

Front rack + basket of your choice + zipties.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,239
Posted By crawdaddio

Certainly not facts. Facts can be sought out from...

Certainly not facts. Facts can be sought out from informed sources such as lock manufacturers, or security professionals. Hell, even some bike shop folks know quite a bit about them.

Should change...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,368
Posted By crawdaddio

I pay less attention to traffic signals than to...

I pay less attention to traffic signals than to traffic. In the city, people don't always move how you would expect them to.
Being safe means being aware.
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