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Forum: Northeast
06-19-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,461
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Betty, you anywhere near Philly? I have one you...

Betty, you anywhere near Philly? I have one you can have if you feel like coming to get it. It looks just like the picture in kweichsel's post.

PM me if you want it.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 238,522
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Newwwwww record! :D:D:D 59 minutes from my...

Newwwwww record! :D:D:D

59 minutes from my office (on the fourth floor, includes waiting for the elevator) to the door of my garage! W00t I am psyched!

My previous record was 61 minutes. I've...
06-05-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Well I was hoping to keep up with my neighbor,...

Well I was hoping to keep up with my neighbor, but I'm thinking that is less than likely. On my commute home today I measured it, and the distance there and back is 9.9 miles (not 8) which I did...
06-05-09, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Going to ride farther than normal, should I do anything special?

One of my neighbors (who does this every year) has me almost convinced to do the "fun ride" before the Manayunk bike race (Philadelphia International Bike Championship or something is the official...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-09, 05:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,356
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Yeah I gotta say the first time I rode home in a...

Yeah I gotta say the first time I rode home in a pelting, drenching, huge-raindrops-that-hurt-when-they-hit-you, water-running-down-the-street-like-a-river rain... was absolutely freaking awesome. I...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,356
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

What's your proudest commuting moment?

Mine, or at least the best in recent memory, was doing the "Bike with Mike" commute to work with the Mayor of Philadelphia (and about 30 or 40 other people). Of course, I'd already ridden 10 miles...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,316
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Either: A) 80% of other commuters are faster...

Either:
A) 80% of other commuters are faster than me
or:
B) not everyone is putting "the bike computer says my average is X"

If I put "the average based on me glancing down at the computer" I...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-09, 06:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,378
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Man I'm hoping to start commuting again next week...

Man I'm hoping to start commuting again next week and I can't WAIT! (Bike was stolen back in early Sept, just got a new one).

My neighbor was like "Have you seen the forecast for next week? ...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,268
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

My company (which has a lot of bike commuters,...

My company (which has a lot of bike commuters, maybe 7 out of 20 people?) says you can only get it INSTEAD of the mass transit reimbursement (that's the way they understand the law, not their own...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,599
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

I'd guess hydration too... It's easy to get...

I'd guess hydration too... It's easy to get dehydrated when cold because you aren't really thinking about it because you aren't sweating the way you do when it's warm. However I'll drink almost as...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,304
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

I've got some spare tubes (performance brand,...

I've got some spare tubes (performance brand, nothing special) for bikes I no longer have (or in one case, never did... how did I get a 26" tube?)

-- All have Schrader valves --
700x28-32 (or 27x...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-09, 06:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,953
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

I think this is what I use, if not the "extreme"...

I think this is what I use, if not the "extreme" then one of their other lubes: http://www.rocklube.com/products_detail_extreme.html

It's some sort of waxy stuff (don't try to apply it in...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Anyone still commuting from NW Philly?

I just got my new bike :love:!

I'm thinking if I have the fenders and all on it that I'd like to do an inaugural ride this weekend, maybe down to Pats for a cheesesteak or a cruise on Kelly Drive....
Forum: Commuting
01-06-09, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,409
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Definitely peen rather than file. Rivets are...

Definitely peen rather than file.

Rivets are originally installed using peening (although the steel ones are probably typically done by a machine at Brooks rather than by hand as you'll be doing)....
Forum: Commuting
01-04-09, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

I used a milk crate rather than panniers, and I...

I used a milk crate rather than panniers, and I do have another one of those for the new bike.

I hadn't had a mirror for a while (old one got broken off) but it's a good idea. The new bike will...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Replacement bike time... what accessories am I forgetting?

OK so my commuter got stolen early this past fall, and I am just now getting around to buying a replacement. I need some quick help though... what the heck did I have attached to it that I am...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-08, 10:59 AM
Forum: Commuting
08-25-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

No, the orange one. I actually gave up on the...

No, the orange one. I actually gave up on the green one. It was pretty, and fun to ride downtown, but the hills just killed me. I almost gave myself a hernia one day on my commute home. I think I...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Hey everyone! New bike time :/

First off, just wanted to say hi everyone sorry I haven't been posting... my job is a little too intense for me to spend time online like I used to at my last job.

Anyway, it's time to buy a new...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,452
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

You've had unusually good luck then. I've gotten...

You've had unusually good luck then. I've gotten several flats with my Panaracer UrbanMax tires. The last one was a pinch flat (hit an exceptionally sharp curb when going too fast), previously a...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,698
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Ah b'lieve the "horrible language skills" were an...

Ah b'lieve the "horrible language skills" were an obnoxious response to Raiyn's excessively snarky complaint about people using the word "highered".
Forum: Commuting
08-07-07, 05:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,100
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

NotFred, if you're within the area served by a...

NotFred, if you're within the area served by a car sharing program (ZipCar, FlexCar, etc), sign up for it now. That way in february when you're considering ditching your car, you'll have a good idea...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-07, 06:10 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,164
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

DAMMIT PEOPLE! Enough hating! Let's get back on...

DAMMIT PEOPLE! Enough hating! Let's get back on topic! Ass-slappin'!
Forum: Commuting
07-03-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,164
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Someone should undertake a study of that. Go to...

Someone should undertake a study of that. Go to every city in the world and see how people react when you give them the finger. Develop a "finger-map" of the world showing how extreme the reaction...
Forum: Foo
07-02-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,551
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Uh, what is the purpose of this thread? You...

Uh, what is the purpose of this thread? You planning on nursing in public?
Forum: Commuting
07-02-07, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,748
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

You need to upgrade to an aerogel...

You need to upgrade to an aerogel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerogel) frame! And components and everything for that matter. Leave those wussy carbon fiber junkies lugging their 14 lb boat...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-07, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

I don't see car window glass much (which isn't...

I don't see car window glass much (which isn't very sharp anyway, its designed to be somewhat dull when broken as a safety feature) but I see glass from broken bottles every day (to be fair, it's...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-07, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,810
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

If you're weight conscious, what are you doing in...

If you're weight conscious, what are you doing in the commuter forum ;)? My commuter weighed 50 lbs BEFORE I put the milk crate on it :rolleyes:.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-07, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,810
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

That's a fantastic idea. I wish I'd thought of...

That's a fantastic idea. I wish I'd thought of that. I didn't realize bed liner came in colors! Wonder if they make it in ANSI lime?
Forum: Commuting
07-02-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,401
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Happened to me too. The REALLY humbling thing is...

Happened to me too. The REALLY humbling thing is that she was jogging... :o
Forum: Commuting
07-02-07, 08:01 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,164
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Wait a minute. Are you saying you have a manual...

Wait a minute. Are you saying you have a manual that tells you to slap your butt? I think someone's having fun at your expense... ;).

Chipcom, luckily I didn't catch them.

Sorry everyone,...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-07, 02:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,079
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

It's a common myth that rubber protects against...

It's a common myth that rubber protects against lightning, it does not. It protects against the 120 or even 240 volts used in your house. However lightning is in the range of 10,000,000 to...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,164
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Ass-slappin' roadies?

So I got passed by a group of 5 roadies on the way in the other day. The first two were kind enough to pass at the same moment I was abreast of a pedestrian going the other way, no doubt giving the...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-07, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,401
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

If you decide to change tires again, I'd suggest...

If you decide to change tires again, I'd suggest wide slicks. You didn't say what size tires you have now, but the wider the easier they'll go through loose stuff, and if they're slicks they'll...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-07, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,386
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Give me some solid info on Brooks Saddles...

So I've had a B17, but after riding it for a while (yeah sometimes when it was wetter than I should have been riding) it sagged a lot. I tightened it with the nose bolt etc etc. but I think part of...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

My thoughts exactly, except for the cape bit (Has...

My thoughts exactly, except for the cape bit (Has it really been that long since that movie came out?!). If I'm sick and commute I feel better. It's like a universal cure-all.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,089
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Haha... That happened to me once too. I didn't...

Haha... That happened to me once too. I didn't ride to work back then, I took the bus, but I got there and there's nothing. No furniture, completely cleaned out. One of my coworkers was there...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-07, 07:26 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,671
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Muggers, thieves, drivers, pedestrians, other...

Muggers, thieves, drivers, pedestrians, other bikers... Frankly I just make sure to kill everyone I see on my commute. It's a whole lot easier than trying to differentiate the bad guys from the...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-07, 07:18 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,664
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

This is an undead topic. No matter how many...

This is an undead topic. No matter how many times you think it's dead, it keeps coming back...

Helmets are merely one instance of the larger concept of "safety equipment". Whether to wear safety...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 11:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,337
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Wuss. Letting mother nature kick you around like...

Wuss. Letting mother nature kick you around like that.
Forum: BMX
05-31-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Perhaps I should have asked for suggestions plus...

Perhaps I should have asked for suggestions plus rationales ;).
Forum: BMX
05-31-07, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

<stereotype>WHAT BIKE SHOULD I BUY?</stereotype>

Yeah yeah I searched but I got bored.

Where'd I put that fire extinguisher? I can feel the flames a-comin'.

Aaaaanyway...

My son's about to turn 10 and he wants "a bike to do tricks on". ...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,793
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

I'm such a hopeless tinkerer I want to do this...

I'm such a hopeless tinkerer I want to do this now. I haven't even fixed the other problems with my bikes and I want to start new projects :rolleyes:.
Forum: Commuting
05-31-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,793
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

There's less rubber in there so what's there is...

There's less rubber in there so what's there is going to bend easier. Think of it like plywood, the tube is another ply of material. Except since the support is done by the air pressure rather than...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-07, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 887
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

I believe he meant toward humans. Of course...

I believe he meant toward humans. Of course they'll be aggressive toward animals appropriately sized to be prey.
Forum: Commuting
05-25-07, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,625
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Now see here's a difference... A woman forgets...

Now see here's a difference... A woman forgets her bra, all the guys are going "All right!" whereas a guy forgets his underwear and NO ONE wants to see that.

I actually forgot my underwear last...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-07, 07:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,243
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

Whoo, that does suck. Good luck get well soon...

Whoo, that does suck. Good luck get well soon and all that. However don't say things like "hopefully you'll wear your helmets" because as soon as ILTB sees this thread he's gonna have something...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-07, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

I have had little to no trouble with patches. ...

I have had little to no trouble with patches.

I used to change tubes, but after doing a few patches I realized it's really easier to patch on the side of the road, because you don't have to take...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-07, 07:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,008
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

+1 Also, for the third time (well, I'm the...

+1

Also, for the third time (well, I'm the third person who's said it)... I don't get "He got a flat -- NO THANKS"?!?!?!?!
Forum: Commuting
05-23-07, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By Eggplant Jeff

My FG has front and rear brakes. With working...

My FG has front and rear brakes. With working brakes, downhills aren't exhausting (simple "coasting" on a fixie and letting my legs be moved by the pedals doesn't tire me out).

I don't get the...
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