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04-21-10, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,768
Posted By mds0725

Here's a decent comparison, with photos, of a...

Here's a decent comparison, with photos, of a Zimbale 7L with a Carradice Barley 8L.

http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2010/04/zimbale-vs-carradice.html
Forum: Commuting
01-05-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,195
Posted By mds0725

Maybe you meant you'd rather have a helmet on...

Maybe you meant you'd rather have a helmet on your head in addition to your skull? :)
Forum: Commuting
12-23-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,841
Posted By mds0725

Another cautionary tale about defending property...

Another cautionary tale about defending property against moron(s) who want to steal it.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=11482344

"An Oahu man is recovering from multiple...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-09, 10:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,187
Posted By mds0725

I would have preferred to see separate categories...

I would have preferred to see separate categories for "performance hybrid" and "comfort hybrid."
Forum: Commuting
07-30-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By mds0725

Poor babies. I have trouble imagining anyone as...

Poor babies. I have trouble imagining anyone as willing as motorcyclists are to leave lots of their skin on asphalt being so whiny about parking.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By mds0725

Actually, the Metro mirror does fit on the Citi. ...

Actually, the Metro mirror does fit on the Citi. At least the Metro mirror fits on my Citi helmet. Both helmets have the same visor.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By mds0725

Yes it does. Here are photos of the back of my...

Yes it does. Here are photos of the back of my helmet, with a Planet Bike SuperFlash attached.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2256/3731005462_12002280bc.jpg?v=0

(The faded color in this photo...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By mds0725

My bright orange Bell Citi helmet (in use for...

My bright orange Bell Citi helmet (in use for about 16 months) has also faded to a pale orange, except under the front visor, where the helmet is still its original bright orange color. I don't ride...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,868
Posted By mds0725

I thought the word Ninja was used in cycling...

I thought the word Ninja was used in cycling primarily to describe people who, like Ninjas, wear dark clothes at night, making them difficult to see. For someone whose invisibility is the product of...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By mds0725

+1 In San Francisco, the bike safety class...

+1

In San Francisco, the bike safety class includes watching a film about what cyclists can do to ride more safely in automobile traffic. I realized as I was watching it that I was learning not...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By mds0725

I completely agree with you that police officers...

I completely agree with you that police officers should set an example. (Here in SF, I sometimes see police officers talking on their cellphones without headsets (with which they are provided), even...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,343
Posted By mds0725

Kryptonite causes my Superflash to be weak.

Kryptonite causes my Superflash to be weak.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,925
Posted By mds0725

It's possible that a professional thief could...

It's possible that a professional thief could steal almost any bike -- regardless of whether you use the U-Lock on the frame or the tire and rim -- because he or she will have the tools to break the...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,585
Posted By mds0725

This is totally off-topic, but we have an...

This is totally off-topic, but we have an intersection of Bay and Webster here in San Francisco. I got one of those eerie "it's a small world" feelings and decided I had to post this completely...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,707
Posted By mds0725

You can adjust the little tab on the U-Lock that...

You can adjust the little tab on the U-Lock that fits into the mount so that insteasd of facing forward and taking up all that space in the middle of your frame, the lock sits more on the side of the...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By mds0725

Not long ago, there was a very long thread in...

Not long ago, there was a very long thread in this forum about locks. While there's some "noise" in that thread, there's also some very helpful advice. Here it is:...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,889
Posted By mds0725

Definitely bring photos of the debris you were...

Definitely bring photos of the debris you were trying to avoid. Otherwise, it's just your word against the constable's, and we all know how that game is played.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,034
Posted By mds0725

The problem is that there is no single answer to...

The problem is that there is no single answer to the question. How long one has to wait for an overuse injury to improve enough to resume cycling can depend on the location and nature of the overuse...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,034
Posted By mds0725

From your description, it sounds like your...

From your description, it sounds like your overuse injury is not the knee joint itself but the tendon that attaches the inner quadriceps muscle to the knee joint. I'm not a doctor, but as both a...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,993
Posted By mds0725

Maybe these Firefly leather night reflective...

Maybe these Firefly leather night reflective gloves (http://www.streetglo.net/reflective-gloves.html) will work for you.

http://www.streetglo.net/image/obj3603geo3526p20.jpg
Fingerless glove
...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By mds0725

Recently, there was a thread started by a...

Recently, there was a thread started by a locksmith about locks and locking technique, including, I believe, some discussion of Sheldon's bike-locking philosophy. Here's the link, in case you'd like...
05-31-09, 02:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By mds0725

Here's...

Here's (http://exercise.about.com/cs/exerciseworkouts/a/weight101.htm) a decent article that seems to cover the basics of weight training.

As many people have suggested, you should carefully...
05-31-09, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By mds0725

One thing you might consider is getting a body...

One thing you might consider is getting a body fat monitor. The one I have was made by Tanita (http://www.tanita.com/en/personal/), but there are other brands as well. Among other places, Bed Bath &...
05-31-09, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By mds0725

Thanks fo the clarification. I had given up on...

Thanks fo the clarification. I had given up on Gatorade before the company started selling Endurance, so I haven't tried it yet. I realize that sugar (i.e., sucrose) is great for immediate energy,...
05-30-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,434
Posted By mds0725

It's true that if you don't eat enough, your body...

It's true that if you don't eat enough, your body will start to feed on muscle. However, that doesn't happen to people with relatively normal diets unless they're spending way more time on aerobic...
05-30-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By mds0725

I like it better than Gatorade because Gatorade...

I like it better than Gatorade because Gatorade has high fructose corn syrup. It's supposed to help with recovery but I'm not sure it helps with the disposal of lactic acid. Whether it helps with...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By mds0725

I have this calculator...

I have this calculator (http://www.stevenscreek.com/palm/tac.html) on my Palm PDA. The Stevens Creek Software home page (http://www.stevenscreek.com/index.html) indicates that there's now a similar...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,161
Posted By mds0725

Did you try to get access to a recording from the...

Did you try to get access to a recording from the security camera to see if the thief could be identified?
Forum: Commuting
05-29-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By mds0725

They don't like kryptonite.

They don't like kryptonite.
Forum: Commuting
05-29-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,790
Posted By mds0725

Thank heavens for the Internet.

Thank heavens for the Internet.
Forum: Commuting
05-29-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,831
Posted By mds0725

Thanks for the heads-up! Please let us know how...

Thanks for the heads-up! Please let us know how the panniers work out!
Forum: Commuting
05-27-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,086
Posted By mds0725

Sorry, this is like blaming the ER doctor for...

Sorry, this is like blaming the ER doctor for your injuries instead of the guy who ran you over.
Forum: Commuting
05-27-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,086
Posted By mds0725

Several years ago when I was living in Boston, I...

Several years ago when I was living in Boston, I called a driver an a**hole after he ran a red light on Storrow Drive and almost ran me over. He actually made a complete U-turn in a busy...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,687
Posted By mds0725

Here it is: ...

Here it is: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=520597
Forum: Commuting
05-26-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,315
Posted By mds0725

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
05-26-09, 10:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,571
Posted By mds0725

I'm a tea drinker. I got one of these...

I'm a tea drinker. I got one of these (http://store.trekbikes.com/jump.jsp?itemID=821&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C254&iProductID=821&bShopOnline=1) from Trek. It's designed to fit in the water...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By mds0725

Sorry, which model(s) do you have?

Sorry, which model(s) do you have?
Forum: Commuting
05-26-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By mds0725

When your only tool is a hammer, every problem...

When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
Forum: Commuting
05-25-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,838
Posted By mds0725

Thanks for the reply!

Thanks for the reply!
Forum: Commuting
05-24-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By mds0725

Any job openings?

Any job openings?
Forum: Commuting
05-24-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,867
Posted By mds0725

I have a 2008 Sirrus and I love it. I bought it...

I have a 2008 Sirrus and I love it. I bought it because I preferred the geometry of it to the other "performance hybrids" I test rode (including the Trek 7.3 FX and the Raleigh Cadent). What I...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,838
Posted By mds0725

DataJunkie, Which Dinotte light(s) are you...

DataJunkie,

Which Dinotte light(s) are you running when you ride in the dark?
Forum: Commuting
05-24-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By mds0725

CCrew, what LED light do you own and/or recommend?

CCrew, what LED light do you own and/or recommend?
05-23-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,434
Posted By mds0725

Actually, muscle is, for the same amount of...

Actually, muscle is, for the same amount of volume, heavier than fat. That's why when many people begin an exercise program, they tend to gain a little weight, even as they lose some fat -- the fat...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,790
Posted By mds0725

From Sheldon Brown's lock strategy page...

From Sheldon Brown's lock strategy page (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/lock-strategy.html):

"The best U-locks are the smallest. My favorite is the Kryptonite Mini, which not all bike shops stock....
Forum: Commuting
05-23-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,790
Posted By mds0725

Here's a thread in which a professional locksmith...

Here's a thread in which a professional locksmith discusses locking one's bike.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=520597
There's a lot of stuff in this thread that probably won't be of...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-09, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By mds0725

I'm lucky. We have a secure (card key locked)...

I'm lucky. We have a secure (card key locked) bike room inside the loading dock area in my building. Because it's a government building, there's a security guard at the entrance of the loading dock...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By mds0725

The most important thing is bike fit. One bike...

The most important thing is bike fit. One bike may have better components than another bike but if it doesn't position your body in the right way for you, then the components don't matter so much. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 03:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,838
Posted By mds0725

I bought one of the Dealtime 900 lumen...

I bought one of the Dealtime 900 lumen flashlights, perhaps even the one you have (I don't know the model # offhand). It has several settings; i.e., bright, dim, bright blink, dim blink, fast blink,...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,558
Posted By mds0725

Seems like the only thing that was dangerous...

Seems like the only thing that was dangerous about what you did was that there was some a**hole in an SUV tailgaiting you the whole time. So although you were the one at risk, she was the one acting...
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