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05-07-06, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,391
Posted By primaryreality

I bought a well-used Burley kid-hauler at a...

I bought a well-used Burley kid-hauler at a garage sale for $25, took out the child seat and removed the top cover, and have been using it very happily to haul large loads of groceries, small pieces...
12-27-05, 11:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By primaryreality

Rear Rack for VW Pod?

Does anyone know of a rear-mounted bike rack that will fit on the new VW? A friend wants one for her car, but can't lift a bike to the roof.
11-12-05, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By primaryreality

My son is 19, does not have a driver's license,...

My son is 19, does not have a driver's license, rides his bicycle to work, to college, everywhere. He dreams sometimes, I think, of getting a motorcycle--and I think he'll do that, eventually--but...
Forum: Foo
10-05-05, 09:53 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,942
Posted By primaryreality

Excellent book recommended for anyone interested...

Excellent book recommended for anyone interested in this subject:

She's Not There: A Life In Two Genders...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-05, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By primaryreality

Second the Bell Alchera. I bought it...

Second the Bell Alchera. I bought it specifically for the good ventilation, and I've been very happy with it.

You should replace ANY helmet after you've fallen on it, no matter what you paid for...
09-27-05, 07:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,431
Posted By primaryreality

Second this. My new glasses came with the...

Second this. My new glasses came with the magnetic shades, and I love them.

Any optician should be able to steer you to frame companies that offer this either as in include or an option; my...
09-26-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By primaryreality

Especially as kids become adolescents, it's...

Especially as kids become adolescents, it's harder to find activities that they are willing to share with parents; cycling is wonderful in that way, because it's something you can do with kids of any...
09-25-05, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By primaryreality

There are quite a few nice bikes in your price...

There are quite a few nice bikes in your price range (although you won't find anything decent for under $200 unless you buy used, but $200-$300 is possible), any of which would be fine for the kind...
09-24-05, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By primaryreality

Is this...

Is this (http://www.culturechange.org/issue11/brian-campbell-house-bike.htm) what you're talking about? Pretty interesting.
09-23-05, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,560
Posted By primaryreality

The marinbikes.com website has a list of dealers...

The marinbikes.com website has a list of dealers organized by zip code--did you take a look at that? I just got a new '05 Marin Larkspur a week ago at a nice reduced price ($330, the '06 is going...
09-23-05, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By primaryreality

The Mattel toy company used to make something...

The Mattel toy company used to make something back in the sixties called the Vroom! Don't know if it worked exactly the same way but the effect was the same: Delighted the kids and drove everyone...
09-22-05, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,828
Posted By primaryreality

I have one of those string shopping bags, and I...

I have one of those string shopping bags, and I put the eggs into it--and sometimes tomatoes or fruit or other fragile stuff--and hang it from one of my handlebar ends. The eggs swing gently in the...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-05, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By primaryreality

Instead of listening to music you might try...

Instead of listening to music you might try listening to an audiobook instead; might engage your brain a little more.
09-22-05, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By primaryreality

I spent a week early this summer puzzling over...

I spent a week early this summer puzzling over the intermittent odd noise my bike was making, and finally figured out it was the ice in my water bottle sloshing around.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-05, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By primaryreality

When I return from a ride, I put my helmet strap...

When I return from a ride, I put my helmet strap over one of the handlebar ends, and the helmet hangs there, ready for the next ride and impossible to forget.

My son usually tosses his helmet on...
09-20-05, 03:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,591
Posted By primaryreality

People are terrified of sweating. People...

People are terrified of sweating.

People have the impression that riding a bike even a few miles is a really hard thing to do.

People think bicycling is extremely dangerous.

Some people...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,873
Posted By primaryreality

I think getting "the strongest bike rack" just...

I think getting "the strongest bike rack" just for hauling groceries is a bit of overkill, unless you're also planning to use the rack for loaded touring or some other heavy-duty purpose. I have the...
09-20-05, 06:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,252
Posted By primaryreality

I'm in Sacramento, and ride the bus once a week...

I'm in Sacramento, and ride the bus once a week to an appt. across town that is reachable by bike but to which I don't want to arrive hot and sweaty; this works out well because it gives me a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-05, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By primaryreality

I HATE it when cars honk as they are coming up...

I HATE it when cars honk as they are coming up behind me. I have a rear view mirror, and I have ears; I know when there's a car approaching.

Being honked at is annoying, startling, potentially...
09-19-05, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By primaryreality

I fold mine up--only inward--twice, because 1) I...

I fold mine up--only inward--twice, because 1) I don't like the feel of the elastic against my skin and 2) I like the shorts to be a little bit shorter than they are.
09-18-05, 10:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,557
Posted By primaryreality

The Mountain Mirrycle is an absolutely awesome...

The Mountain Mirrycle is an absolutely awesome bar-end mirror--I wouldn't ride without it. It stays put, provides an excellent road-wide view, and on the bikes I've used it on, vibration hasn't been...
09-18-05, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,343
Posted By primaryreality

I've decided it's just not possible to generalize...

I've decided it's just not possible to generalize about saddles, and you never know what's going to work until something clicks. Just because a saddle is great for a hundred other people doesn't...
09-18-05, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,472
Posted By primaryreality

Me too! I just bought a new Marin Larkspur this...

Me too! I just bought a new Marin Larkspur this week for commuting and general riding (lovely bike!), but wanted a "newer older" utility bike to replace my in-need-of-major-overhaul 30-year old...
09-18-05, 05:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,509
Posted By primaryreality

Grocery panniers (like this one...

Grocery panniers (like this one (http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=18210&subcategory_ID=2312) ) affixed to a good solid rack work well for me; I find it also helps bike stability if...
09-16-05, 06:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,116
Posted By primaryreality

Second this. The Mountain Mirrycle rocks; if you...

Second this. The Mountain Mirrycle rocks; if you want to try a handlebar mirror, you won't find a better one.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-05, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By primaryreality

By the time I called the guy back last night to...

By the time I called the guy back last night to arrange to see the bike, someone had already bought it, which is why the post was deleted so quickly.

After work today I rode around to three...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-05, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By primaryreality

Good Commuting Bike, What Price?

I'm looking for an inexpensive but decent used bike to replace/backup my very old commuter until I can buy a new and much better bike in the spring; I found this one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-05, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By primaryreality

If you log into your PayPal account and go into...

If you log into your PayPal account and go into "Withdraw Funds" you'll see an option called "Shop Online With A PayPal Virtual Card." It enables you to use your paypal funds at any online merchant...
Forum: Foo
09-04-05, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By primaryreality

What exactly would be the point of--or the reason...

What exactly would be the point of--or the reason for--a "card-free" lifestyle? Would that mean no library card, no id cards, no cards of any kind, for any purpose? Why?

On the other hand, if...
09-02-05, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By primaryreality

Yeah, I got that, I'm just skeptical about...

Yeah, I got that, I'm just skeptical about whether a lawyer can or will be much help with that aspect of it. But I could certainly be wrong about that, and for the OP's sake, I hope I am. I wish...
09-02-05, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By primaryreality

If you have no injuries or damages for which you...

If you have no injuries or damages for which you can be compensated, a lawyer very likely isn't going to be able to help you, or even interested in trying. Oh, you can hire one, and try, but it'll...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-05, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,490
Posted By primaryreality

I have a grocery pannier and I was having the...

I have a grocery pannier and I was having the same problem, although I don't have large feet, I think it has to do more with the geometry of my bike.

I fixed it by sliding the pannier as far...
08-29-05, 08:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,786
Posted By primaryreality

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
08-29-05, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By primaryreality

I commute four days a week (only work four days a...

I commute four days a week (only work four days a week), but my actual commute by the most direct street route is only five miles and after a few weeks I found wanted to ride more, so I've...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-05, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,240
Posted By primaryreality

I did all my grocery shopping for the last many...

I did all my grocery shopping for the last many months using those same kind of baskets, and I noticed that when I loaded the baskets up with pretty heavy stuff--say, a container of kitty litter, a...
08-23-05, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By primaryreality

Try this one: Mountain Mirrycle...

Try this one:
Mountain Mirrycle (http://www.mirrycle.com/mountainmirrycle.htm)

It's excellent; very sturdy mount, not affected by vibration, great field of vision. I wouldn't be without it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-05, 09:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,338
Posted By primaryreality

I can't believe that you have been trying "for...

I can't believe that you have been trying "for years" to buy a roadbike and every single attempt you make to purchase a bike ends in an argument with the salesperson. Something is wrong with this...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-05, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By primaryreality

The vast majority of cyclists I see around town...

The vast majority of cyclists I see around town are riding on the wrong side of the road, or on the sidewalk, are unhelmeted, and often wearing headphones on both ears. It seems to be the rule...
08-19-05, 08:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,098
Posted By primaryreality

Maybe there are still small routes in small towns...

Maybe there are still small routes in small towns with small papers that could still be reasonably be done by bike, but I delivered the Sacramento Bee for three years (several years ago)--300 papers,...
08-17-05, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By primaryreality

This hits a bit of a sore spot with me, as I'm...

This hits a bit of a sore spot with me, as I'm the owner of an old bike that I've been keeping going and intend to keep going indefinitely. That requires me to avail myself of the services of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-05, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 997
Posted By primaryreality

Here's one that seems to meet most of your...

Here's one that seems to meet most of your requirements: Worksman Three Speed Folding Trike (http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/index.cfm?skunum=7653)

It's no lighter than the one you have...
Forum: Foo
08-17-05, 06:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,554
Posted By primaryreality

At the shule? :D

At the shule? :D
Forum: Foo
08-17-05, 05:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,554
Posted By primaryreality

Thank you. Peace. :)

Thank you.

Peace. :)
08-17-05, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By primaryreality

Nope, you're not the only one. I don't get it...

Nope, you're not the only one. I don't get it either.
Forum: Foo
08-17-05, 03:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,554
Posted By primaryreality

This thread was opened in the forum that is open...

This thread was opened in the forum that is open to topics of discussion that do not relate directly to cycling. Or did you not notice that? But as long as you're whining, why aren't you...
08-17-05, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By primaryreality

Even odder are the people I sometimes see riding...

Even odder are the people I sometimes see riding with a helmet on their heads, but the straps unfastened and hanging loose. What are they going to do, quickly buckle it on the way down? Or maybe...
Forum: Foo
08-16-05, 03:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,554
Posted By primaryreality

Yup. We're everywhere. :)

Yup. We're everywhere. :)
08-16-05, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By primaryreality

Ride a thousand miles. ;)

Ride a thousand miles. ;)
08-16-05, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By primaryreality

Here in Sacramento, a gallon of milk is more...

Here in Sacramento, a gallon of milk is more expensive than a gallon of gas. At most of the stores in my neighborhood, milk is running $2.99 to $3.99 a gallon . . . I don't buy gasoline, but I don't...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-05, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By primaryreality

I have the Bell Citi which is very similar to the...

I have the Bell Citi which is very similar to the Metro--little less expensive but similar style--and my only problem with it is that it is NOT a good summer helmet; not enough ventilation for hot...
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