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12-06-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,696
Posted By d.vader123

Am I the only one that thinks it's kinda cool?

Am I the only one that thinks it's kinda cool?
Forum: Northeast
11-29-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,737
Posted By d.vader123

I know you said you don't ride at night too...

I know you said you don't ride at night too often, but when I read that you rode at 11pm, I had to tell you about this.
...
Forum: Northeast
10-31-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,659
Posted By d.vader123

Sorry you had to go through that. I would be...

Sorry you had to go through that. I would be pissed.
07-23-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By d.vader123

Update on Chris Buccherre -the cyclist who killed a ped and wrote about it online

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Cyclist-pleads-guilty-in-Castro-crosswalk-death-4680814.php

Basically, no jail because it's a first offense.
07-05-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,658
Posted By d.vader123

If I were in training for the TdF, I wouldn't...

If I were in training for the TdF, I wouldn't wave either =)
05-29-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By d.vader123

Wish that red line wasn't there so I could...

Wish that red line wasn't there so I could actually see what the "crack" looks like.
Forum: Northeast
05-27-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By d.vader123

When I am going up to Nyack I actually make the...

When I am going up to Nyack I actually make the turn into Rockland Rd. and then a right turn onto Ferdon Rd. It's a pretty small hill, but I find it safer than the other options.
05-24-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By d.vader123

Yes. That tab holds your chain up. It's a nice...

Yes. That tab holds your chain up. It's a nice touch of detail that isn't on every bike.

By the way, what kind of bike is that? It looks nice just from the limited view I see.
05-24-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By d.vader123

Are you referring to the chain holder? That tab...

Are you referring to the chain holder? That tab on the drive-side seat stay holds the chain up when you are removing the rear wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,457
Posted By d.vader123

I would as well. Just because we understand what...

I would as well. Just because we understand what to do when someone yells "ON YOUR LEFT!" doesn't automatically mean that everyone else (pedestrians and other cyclists) does.

Did you guys not see...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,457
Posted By d.vader123

http://www.arlnow.com/2012/06/11/woman-seriously-i...

http://www.arlnow.com/2012/06/11/woman-seriously-injured-after-being-hit-by-cyclist/

Basically, someone died because yelling confused the pedestrian. However, the way I see it is that if you can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,457
Posted By d.vader123

The bell is the best solution. It's not perfect,...

The bell is the best solution. It's not perfect, but it's darn better than yelling "ON YOUR LEFT/RIGHT!"

Also, it's legally required in many states. Many of us here are serious when it comes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-13, 01:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,654
Posted By d.vader123

I don't know unless I see it in person, but my...

I don't know unless I see it in person, but my first impression is that it is a scratch and not a crack.
05-14-13, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,563
Posted By d.vader123

Certainly, there are worse things that could have...

Certainly, there are worse things that could have happened like getting buzzed or shot at as some have already mentioned. However, there's something about getting a drink thrown on you that is, as...
Forum: Northeast
04-25-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By d.vader123

I would like to know the answer to this also....

I would like to know the answer to this also. Weekends are fine last time I checked. If they start ticketing during weekends, then there's gonna be a lot of people upset over this.
04-18-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,519
Posted By d.vader123

Dumb question: I were pulled over running red...

Dumb question: I were pulled over running red light and I didn't have my driver's license what could the police do? Can they really issue a ticket?
04-09-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By d.vader123

Sorry for not being clear. There is nothing wrong...

Sorry for not being clear. There is nothing wrong with my SON hub. I am just asking because if I need anything to do done to fix my wheel or do any kind of service that revolves around my hub then I...
04-09-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By d.vader123

Servicing a generator hub in the NYC area

Hi. I have a bike with a generator hub that was built when I was living in the west coast. I live in NJ now, and I was wondering if you, from the bikeforum community, knew of any place that I can go...
07-19-12, 01:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,120
Posted By d.vader123

Let me get this straight. Is the rear dropout...

Let me get this straight. Is the rear dropout bent on this frame or is it just the derailleur hanger? Sorry, but as someone who's still learning about all this I want to make sure that dropout is...
07-04-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,051
Posted By d.vader123

Just to get the obvious out of the way, did you...

Just to get the obvious out of the way, did you tighten the qr skewer? Hope you get this resolve. It does sound scary.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,348
Posted By d.vader123

You should be able to see that just by feeling...

You should be able to see that just by feeling your way around the handlebars or looking at it from the front or top and seeing that it's symmetrical, yes?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-12, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,348
Posted By d.vader123

Hey. Sorry to hear about this. I know how it...

Hey. Sorry to hear about this. I know how it feels. I hope you get well and be able to ride again real soon.

I am wondering, though, if you know the condition of your handlebars. Were there any...
Forum: Northeast
06-28-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,716
Posted By d.vader123

Here's what it says. 39:4-10 Lights on...

Here's what it says.
39:4-10 Lights on Bicycles.
When in use at nighttime every bicycle shall be equipped with: 1) A front headlamp emitting a white light visible from a distance of at least 500...
Forum: Northeast
06-27-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,716
Posted By d.vader123

I don't know what the cost of the fine is, but...

I don't know what the cost of the fine is, but it's the law to have a bell and reflector. Yeah, I know it sounds silly, but it doesn't matter...we, as cyclist, are required to have them. Personally,...
03-01-12, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By d.vader123

I would love the pedalpower + super i-cable, but...

I would love the pedalpower + super i-cable, but I've read that it doesn't work as well with a son20r hub.

I'm starting to think that getting an external battery will be better for me.
02-24-12, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By d.vader123

I'm considering cyclemeter, but was wary about...

I'm considering cyclemeter, but was wary about the short battery life that is inherent in phone apps. However, I heard that if you turn off wifi, turn off automatic updates to social media sites, dim...
02-20-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,214
Posted By d.vader123

Wow...I can't imagine putting that on there =) It...

Wow...I can't imagine putting that on there =) It just sounds too weird. I'm not saying it won't work, but I think I would just get the degreaser then.

Sorry I miswrote then. The cable is taut....
02-19-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,214
Posted By d.vader123

Interestingly enough, a lbs recommended that I...

Interestingly enough, a lbs recommended that I use a degreaser. I tried cleaning the rim with alcohol, but it did not help too much. I wanted to get the degreaser, but I didn't want to buy it unless...
02-19-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,214
Posted By d.vader123

Yes definitely. I went on another ride today and...

Yes definitely. I went on another ride today and right now, I have been able to regulate the amount of noise from the rear brake. I do this simply by not holding down the rear brake so hard and so...
02-19-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,214
Posted By d.vader123

The frame uses a cable hanger coming off the seat...

The frame uses a cable hanger coming off the seat post collar. There is a healthy amount of slack (I believe) and everything about the cable looks good. I didn't put the bike myself, but it appears...
02-19-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,214
Posted By d.vader123

They definitely stop the bike so it works which...

They definitely stop the bike so it works which is the most important thing, but I would really, really appreciate it if it also stopped squealing. Can you imagine how others would feel during a long...
02-19-12, 12:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,214
Posted By d.vader123

Really squeaky, squealing cantilever brakes. Need help!!!

My rear brakes squeal really loud. I have read everything I could about how to fix the issue from toe-in, toe-out, and cleaning rims. Cleaning rims seemed to fix the issue a little bit, but the...
02-15-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By d.vader123

How do you mount your edelux?

I have an edelux hanging from the front rack and it is parallel to it. I am wondering if I should raise the lamp up a little higher than where it is at now.

When I ride at night, there are two...
02-15-12, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,946
Posted By d.vader123

I have a Son hub in the front so it was installed...

I have a Son hub in the front so it was installed as is. I don't believe I am able to get to the bearings even if I wanted to. The rear wheel was installed by another person so I am certain it was...
02-14-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,946
Posted By d.vader123

I am happy you said this. I have a Son hub in my...

I am happy you said this. I have a Son hub in my front wheel and was about to grease the skewer sometime this week.
02-14-12, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,946
Posted By d.vader123

Does grease prevent rust? Is it bad to put to...

Does grease prevent rust? Is it bad to put to much grease?
02-13-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,946
Posted By d.vader123

If you grease your parts does that guarantee that it will not seize?

I'm afraid of seizing and wonder if greasing will prevent it or can parts still seize despite greasing under certain conditions. If seizing can still occur, it looks like periodic removal of parts...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,548
Posted By d.vader123

When dura ace parts are lighter does that also...

When dura ace parts are lighter does that also mean that it's less durable than ultegra which is less than 105?
01-20-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 711
Posted By d.vader123

Anyone with experience with the Pedal Power + Super i-Cable and Son20R (delux) hub?

I have read reviews of the Super i-Cable and the Son28 hub, but I am wondering if anyone has used the cable to charge their electronic devices with the Sondelux hub.

I ask because there is...
01-14-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,634
Posted By d.vader123

Thank you. I was actually referring to...

Thank you. I was actually referring to oldbobcat's stats for his fitting, but I will definitely read this article.
01-14-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,634
Posted By d.vader123

Hello. This is my first post, but I've been...

Hello. This is my first post, but I've been reading the comments here and found the discussion interesting.

I am wondering if you could share info regarding your overall height, (effective) top...
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