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11-04-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By brett jerk

also: ...

also:

http://www.howtoavoidthebummerlife.com/weblog/archives/voteswobocoupon.jpg
11-04-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By brett jerk

great company

great company
11-02-08, 06:51 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,942
Posted By brett jerk

I have one of those masks and love wearing them...

I have one of those masks and love wearing them out to non-costume parties:

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p165/brettburk/terror.jpg
10-14-08, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By brett jerk

unfortunately there are size limitations placed...

unfortunately there are size limitations placed on pc volunteers and bringing a boxed bike would mean being able to bring a LOT less luggage. I wouldn't be looking to buy one in the town, more like...
10-13-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By brett jerk

Going to Africa... buying a bike there... what tools should I bring?

I have a whole bunch of tools. I want to make sure that I can buy a beater while I'm out there and have enough stuff to keep it working the full time I'm there (I may also be provided a low level...
10-01-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By brett jerk

i've ridden both in snowy/icy northern vermont...

i've ridden both in snowy/icy northern vermont (commuting and fun-riding). I personally preferred the fixed gear for the immediate feedback that you get (it's a lot easier to tell when you're losing...
09-28-08, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By brett jerk

Bear vs Cyclist... cyclist wins?

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/09/bear-vs-bike-bicycle-cyclist-missoula-montana.php



sounds like the bear got hit and ran like a wuss.
09-28-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,765
Posted By brett jerk

how about the A in the ASAP that overlaps the...

how about the A in the ASAP that overlaps the chainring?
09-28-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By brett jerk

Well the issue the book raises is that this eye...

Well the issue the book raises is that this eye contact doesn't actually help, it hinders. People spend time trying to digest the individual by looking at facial features/eyes instead of looking at...
09-28-08, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By brett jerk

right now i'm rocking a 5 mile round trip. i love...

right now i'm rocking a 5 mile round trip. i love putting miles on my bike though, so i'm gonna say I average 30, between grocery shopping and putting on my geeky kit and trying to fly
09-27-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By brett jerk

technically yeah, but not many people here head...

technically yeah, but not many people here head over there and the information is pretty important to all the kids on here who ride fixed on the street
09-27-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By brett jerk

Has anyone read the new york times bestseller, "Traffic"?

Lots of interesting info in there, including a bunch of stuff on bicycling.

One of the studies he reviews concludes that it is safer for a cyclist to look behind them before turning than it is to...
09-25-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,153
Posted By brett jerk

countersteering is a fancy way of saying...

countersteering is a fancy way of saying balancing (or at least in this case it is)
09-25-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By brett jerk

run brakes and do a 48x17 setup... I feel like...

run brakes and do a 48x17 setup... I feel like that's pretty traditional. I ran 42x17 brakeless for a long time, but I recently threw a brake on there

the pricing really depends on how much you...
09-25-08, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By brett jerk

please don't paint that bike. I LOVE the look it...

please don't paint that bike. I LOVE the look it already has
09-25-08, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By brett jerk

Yes and no. It depends on very specific qualities...

Yes and no. It depends on very specific qualities that change dynamically along with what they need. They're certainly more selective than they were in the 60s and 70s. I've met a lot of people that...
09-24-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By brett jerk

please stop asking a bikeforum about blacking out...

please stop asking a bikeforum about blacking out and go see a doctor
09-24-08, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By brett jerk

My first fix gear... a history

History of my bike! I did basically all the work on the bike myself, aside from building the wheels (which I have since rebuilt and trued a bunch)

when my father got it in college it looked like...
09-24-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,155,756
Posted By brett jerk

History of my bike! I did basically all the work...

History of my bike! I did basically all the work on the bike myself, aside from building the wheels (which I have since rebuilt and trued a bunch)

when my father got it in college it looked like...
09-24-08, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By brett jerk

Yeah, I've had this issue before, just pop in a...

Yeah, I've had this issue before, just pop in a half link and you'll be good to go!
09-23-08, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By brett jerk

Hey guys. Thanks for the advice regarding it...

Hey guys. Thanks for the advice regarding it being a luxury, but judging from the amount of people who are currently in lesotho/have been volunteers there who have macbooks ipods and all sorts of...
09-23-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By brett jerk

I'm going there to be a teacher for the Peace...

I'm going there to be a teacher for the Peace Corps! I'm super pumped.


I was thinking about the steamroller or the cross check and throwing the parts I alread have on it. Africa bike is cool,...
09-23-08, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By brett jerk

So... I want to bring a bike to Africa

I'll be living in Lesotho, a land island of a country located completely inside of South Africa. Some roads will be paved. Most will not.

I'd prefer to bring a singlespeed as there will be a lot...
09-21-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,222
Posted By brett jerk

Pushing yourself every day is just going to lead...

Pushing yourself every day is just going to lead to overexerted muscles which won't do you any good if you're trying to train your body.
09-21-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,626
Posted By brett jerk

If it's some dude just being a jerk or whatever,...

If it's some dude just being a jerk or whatever, I just put on a big smile and wave. Nothing infuriates people that are raging in their car more than the fact that they can't get to you.

If they...
09-20-08, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By brett jerk

Jamaican skidding! I wouldn't recommend it,...

Jamaican skidding!

I wouldn't recommend it, but you basically skid with one foot underneath the front pedal. It's a good skill to have even with clips, incase of some sort of malfunction or...
09-20-08, 07:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,842
Posted By brett jerk

Is it you? Do I win?

Is it you?
Do I win?
09-15-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,407
Posted By brett jerk

if you mean because I weigh so much... I'm 6'4...

if you mean because I weigh so much... I'm 6'4 and I'm packing on pounds because I'm going to go live in Lesotho Africa for the next two years to teach

if you mean how much air pressure is in my...
09-15-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,407
Posted By brett jerk

I recently switched from a 700x25 to a 700x23 in...

I recently switched from a 700x25 to a 700x23 in the back, mostly because that was the only size my lbs had in the tire I wanted. I've noticed a little difference, but it's not that big a deal. I...
09-14-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By brett jerk

bump

bump
09-14-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,204
Posted By brett jerk

yea I wouldn't put it in them either, that's why...

yea I wouldn't put it in them either, that's why I asked here.

I have some oxiclean or whatever and I'm gonna give it a whirl!

thanks dude!
09-14-08, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By brett jerk

NPR's story of the day is on Scraper Bikes

http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=4819386

interview with the trunk boiz
09-14-08, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,204
Posted By brett jerk

Yea... but how? Washing machine?

Yea... but how?

Washing machine?
09-14-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,204
Posted By brett jerk

Cleaning messenger bags (Chrome?)

So I live near the beach, I bike a lot, I sweat a lot. As a result, my bag is a little bit smelly and the seatbelt buckle is rusting a little on the inside.

How have you guys cleaned your bags?...
09-10-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,433
Posted By brett jerk

here are pictures (since everyone else is doing...

here are pictures (since everyone else is doing it)

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/images/br7319.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1243/578530484_3c178cd2ba.jpg
09-10-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,433
Posted By brett jerk

yea, they make brakes for bullhorns reverse...

yea, they make brakes for bullhorns

reverse levers here:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brake-levers-up.html

and if you want brakes on the tops and the horns, here you go:...
09-10-08, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,776
Posted By brett jerk

Buy a new tire.

Buy a new tire.
09-10-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,293
Posted By brett jerk

Trackstands: I actually learned how to do this on...

Trackstands: I actually learned how to do this on a geared bike, but the following should translate over: stop at every light and every stop sign. stay standing as long as you can, there's no trick...
09-08-08, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,414
Posted By brett jerk

people do, i'd ask over in the mechanics forum.

people do, i'd ask over in the mechanics forum.
09-04-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By brett jerk

pretty pleasant ride. I rode on delmarva...

pretty pleasant ride. I rode on delmarva (delaware/maryland/virginia). There's always a huge shoulder (which has bicycle lane indicators in it) and the view was great (forest on one side, ocean on...
08-31-08, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By brett jerk

Just finished my first fixed century

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p165/brettburk/Photo19.jpg

7 hours and twelve minutes for 100.6 miles. The beer I had when I came in tasted better than any beer I've ever had in my life.
08-31-08, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,110
Posted By brett jerk

sigg bottles ftw

sigg bottles ftw
08-30-08, 09:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,199
Posted By brett jerk

just for kicks today, near the end of my ride I...

just for kicks today, near the end of my ride I did a spring on level ground and hit 30.1 (and then immediately backed off). it's pretty far from unachievable, especially considering my gear ratio is...
08-30-08, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By brett jerk

I got into bikes in a similar way. I went to...

I got into bikes in a similar way. I went to France for a semester and brought a bike with me so that I could commute around and I fell sooooo in love with biking (I'd had the bike for a few years...
08-28-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,199
Posted By brett jerk

http://johnprolly.blogspot.com/ easily my...

http://johnprolly.blogspot.com/

easily my favorite bike related blog (up there with bike snob... but I appreciate him more for the humor)
08-28-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By brett jerk

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brake-levers-dr...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brake-levers-drop.html

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/images/BR7312.jpg

like that?
08-28-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,165
Posted By brett jerk

haha sorry dude I got a job down here and had a...

haha sorry dude I got a job down here and had a place to live. I'll give you a call next time I'm up and we'll go riding together
08-28-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,199
Posted By brett jerk

30mph sprint isn't all that crazy (if they're...

30mph sprint isn't all that crazy (if they're talking purely as a top off and not being able to hold it)

ps: love your blog
08-28-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,199
Posted By brett jerk

i hit 26 sprinting on a flat the other day on my...

i hit 26 sprinting on a flat the other day on my 42x17, 64.9 gear inches. There was def a tailwind, but it wasn't crazy. Downhill on the same gearing I've done ~32 (and kept in control).

I've...
08-28-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,165
Posted By brett jerk

hey dude, I like the bike (**** the haters). Put...

hey dude, I like the bike (**** the haters). Put the seat cover back on, I love the argyle

in an unrelated note: I moved to Delaware hahaha.

ps: I hear they made it to colorado
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