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Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 253,086
Posted By RubeRad

I totally agree, except I don't have problems...

I totally agree, except I don't have problems with water (San Diego vs Ireland, you do the meteorology), and I like the size. I think the current fad for wall-clock-size wristwatches is ridiculous.
...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 253,086
Posted By RubeRad

I've had this for 2-3 weeks now, and forgot to...

I've had this for 2-3 weeks now, and forgot to post it. I'm really liking it a lot. $17.49, incl shipping from India.
...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By RubeRad

Awesome! Looks a lot like my Krampus, down to the...

Awesome! Looks a lot like my Krampus, down to the holey rims -- are they TR? I'm rockin ghetto tubeless (split-tube liner), and it was dead easy to set up. No compressor needed, no worry about buying...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 865
Posted By RubeRad

my townhouse neighbors had two sunday papers...

my townhouse neighbors had two sunday papers sitting at the end of our shared walkway (or maybe they were free samples for me and I didn't realize it?) for like a month. Last week I snagged them,...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 909
Posted By RubeRad

I much prefer laid back in general, and Cole is a...

I much prefer laid back in general, and Cole is a better singer. And even with being more 'laid back', he picks up the tempo a little, which I think helps. It made me realize the original kind of...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,027
Posted By RubeRad

FiftySix I like your bashguard. It looks like a...

FiftySix I like your bashguard. It looks like a disc brake rotor. Or deli slicer.
Forum: Foo
10-08-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By RubeRad

Whenever I'm riding with somebody and want to...

Whenever I'm riding with somebody and want to mock them for not lubing their chain, I say 'Do you hear that flock of birds?'
Forum: Foo
10-04-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,291
Posted By RubeRad

Anybody else wanna pull out a 22 rifle and start...

Anybody else wanna pull out a 22 rifle and start blowing those up? No? Just me? (would a 22 be enough?)
Forum: Foo
10-02-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,650
Posted By RubeRad

Do you not have access to google...

Do you not have access to google...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By RubeRad

I use old innertubes as a layer of bar tape under...

I use old innertubes as a layer of bar tape under my bar tape
Forum: Foo
10-02-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,650
Posted By RubeRad

I don't really know, I'm not a pet person, but...

I don't really know, I'm not a pet person, but there is perhaps a distinction between intelligence and compliance/trainability. Dogs are pack animals that instinctively submit to their alpha. If cats...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By RubeRad

Here's a double hack, or maybe a triple,...

Here's a double hack, or maybe a triple, depending on what counts

1. use a cheap led flashlight instead of a spendy bike-branded light
2. affix the flashlight to the handlebars with interlocked...
10-01-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By RubeRad

I can attest it's awesome to have a wife that...

I can attest it's awesome to have a wife that will MTB with you
09-30-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17,840
Views: 2,800,218
Posted By RubeRad

He must just be from england

He must just be from england
Forum: Foo
09-27-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,291
Posted By RubeRad

That's not rugby, those wimps are wearing helmets...

That's not rugby, those wimps are wearing helmets and pads
Forum: Foo
09-27-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,770
Posted By RubeRad

Information is property that is owned by its...

Information is property that is owned by its possessor, and depending on demand for that information it could have value. Just like any other valuable property a person might own, they have a...
Forum: Foo
09-26-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,770
Posted By RubeRad

While he wants to get paid for working, the good...

While he wants to get paid for working, the good of that knowledge kept to himself makes him more employable. When he's done wanting to get paid for working, the unshared knowledge is absolutely...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,826
Posted By RubeRad

It stuck out to me that both male narrators were...

It stuck out to me that both male narrators were wearing North Face jackets. The woman was not, so I guess just a coincidence.
Forum: Foo
09-24-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,099
Posted By RubeRad

I heard in Europe they train new drivers to open...

I heard in Europe they train new drivers to open their left/driver-side door with their right hand, which automatically rotates their torso and increases backwards visibility and awareness of cyclists
Forum: Commuting
09-20-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By RubeRad

Rack user error -- got SO lucky

mcours2006 just had a close call (https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1184025-close-call-today.html), I had my own last night. I leave my car at work as much as possible, where it can get free shade...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,491
Posted By RubeRad

lol I was in london for 2000, they planned a...

lol I was in london for 2000, they planned a 'wall of fire' to have firecrackers along the Thames fire off exactly as the new 'millenium' line sped down the river (not using your...
09-12-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By RubeRad

Actually if you check the math more carefully I...

Actually if you check the math more carefully I think you'll find it's been 19 years since the last century
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,281
Posted By RubeRad

Yeah I've basically decided to proactively...

Yeah I've basically decided to proactively repair. Hopefully if I call half a dozen independent shops around town I can find one that comes in under $800. I've got a quote for 3yr/30Kmi powertrain+...
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 10:16 AM
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10,193
Views: 2,072,357
Posted By RubeRad

My bedroom is full of bikini posters of Amy...

My bedroom is full of bikini posters of Amy Farrah Fowler.

My wife can't stand it
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,225
Posted By RubeRad

Why would you want to get rid of blackberries? In...

Why would you want to get rid of blackberries? In grad school spent a summer at UW and I remember loving free blackberries everywhere.
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,225
Posted By RubeRad

Easiest food plant to grow?

Hey foosters,

A guy at my work got permission to start up a gardening club (with some nominal corporate support), and access to planters and water on the open top of our parking deck. The company...
Forum: Foo
09-07-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,281
Posted By RubeRad

CL ad was still in my laptop's browser; here's...

CL ad was still in my laptop's browser; here's the best pic
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/00r0r_kj3jnvptchd_1200x900_b501c12032e76ce8eb94581600551e75a2ab0cd8.jpg
Forum: Foo
09-07-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,281
Posted By RubeRad

Well I did it. Pulled the trigger on a 2010 with...

Well I did it. Pulled the trigger on a 2010 with 75K mi. Kicking myself that I waited too long on the price the dealer wrote down for us for the 2009 with 67K (and a hitch!) that we drove first,...
Forum: Foo
09-05-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,556
Posted By RubeRad

My wife & I camped overnight to do some mountain...

My wife & I camped overnight to do some mountain biking last week. We left the campground for a ride, a few hundred yards out I noticed my handlebar bag was unzipped, so I zipped it. Turns out I...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,826
Posted By RubeRad

I'm still looking for a 700C woman Or even 650B

I'm still looking for a 700C woman
Or even 650B
Forum: Foo
09-03-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,770
Posted By RubeRad

I'm an old, and I copmpletely understood all of...

I'm an old, and I copmpletely understood all of that. (b/c I'm also a code monkey)
Forum: Foo
08-27-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,272
Posted By RubeRad

reminds me of the story of a kid who went to a...

reminds me of the story of a kid who went to a super walmart or something, grabbed a playstation box, put it in a produce bag, and put a twistie on it with bulk item ID number on it, tried to get...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10,193
Views: 2,072,357
Posted By RubeRad

Most families just have the kids leave...

Most families just have the kids leave handprints. These guys decided to memorialize their new sidewalk by leaving a WHOLE BABY in it
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,375
Posted By RubeRad

I think there's a high correlation between BFers,...

I think there's a high correlation between BFers, cyclists, anti-car-ists, and less consumeristic attitudes and lifestyles. So most of us will have our spending under control and no credit card debt,...
Forum: Foo
08-14-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,413
Posted By RubeRad

Precious Bodily Fluids. I thought he was riffing...

Precious Bodily Fluids. I thought he was riffing on Dr Strangelove
Forum: Foo
08-14-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,413
Posted By RubeRad

You gotta be careful what ends up in your PBF

You gotta be careful what ends up in your PBF
Forum: Commuting
08-14-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,019
Posted By RubeRad

Mine lives on the bars year-round. In a month or...

Mine lives on the bars year-round. In a month or two I might think about pushing the button to turn it on.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By RubeRad

Two interlocking hose clamps. Rock solid, cheap,...

Two interlocking hose clamps. Rock solid, cheap, and requires tools to steal.
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,364
Posted By RubeRad

I agree, see my post above, although my IT friend...

I agree, see my post above, although my IT friend recommends in particular the HP 2xxx series, which 'are workhorses that never die'. Make sure you get one that has USB connectivity, in particular...
Forum: Foo
08-03-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10,193
Views: 2,072,357
Posted By RubeRad

Took me a minute to figure out I was looking at a...

Took me a minute to figure out I was looking at a mirror. And then another minute to figure out, that's NOT a mirror
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,828
Posted By RubeRad

Prius drivers are definitely more likely to be...

Prius drivers are definitely more likely to be smug and think they can do no wrong because they are saving the planet, but are more likely to drive like grandpas because they have self-hate about...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,050
Posted By RubeRad

Rear blinkie, helmet, and kittier with...

Rear blinkie, helmet, and kittier with passive-aggressively amusing message in reflective tape

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=385187&d=1401917683
Forum: Foo
07-30-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,291
Posted By RubeRad

wow how many tuplets is that? That's gonna leave...

wow how many tuplets is that? That's gonna leave a mark. Many marks. Stretch marks.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,828
Posted By RubeRad

maybe that helmet with the bmw logo on it wasn't...

maybe that helmet with the bmw logo on it wasn't such a good idea after all!
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By RubeRad

Should I impulse buy... (a) no (b) if...

Should I impulse buy...

(a) no
(b) if you're posting on BF to talk about it first, it's not an impulse buy
(c) why do you care?
(d) what would be better about your life if you knew the...
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,558
Posted By RubeRad

I could try to express this more tactfully, but I...

I could try to express this more tactfully, but I don't have time, so.... pretend

Even if the wife doesn't have a desire for sexual fulfillment, it is part of the duty of both marriage partners to...
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10,193
Views: 2,072,357
Posted By RubeRad

The problem with that pic is they have everything...

The problem with that pic is they have everything secured with a wheel with a NUTTED axle and a FREEWHEEL. Don't they know that QUICK RELEASE and FREEHUB/CASSETTE is the superior tehnology?
Forum: Foo
07-22-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By RubeRad

There are many nice places in NJ, all the places...

There are many nice places in NJ, all the places where nobody lives. Princeton's nice too, even though it's kind of in the middle of that NY<-->Philly belt of continuous (over)population.

A great...
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By RubeRad

Nah, that plastic will all melt off

Nah, that plastic will all melt off
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