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Forum: Commuting
10-03-12, 09:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,840
Posted By Pippin

Be happy with the space. The rack is poorly...

Be happy with the space. The rack is poorly placed, but even so I suggest your bike would be more secure if you parked it within the rack and with the rear racing the wall. Your bike could easily...
06-15-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,416
Posted By Pippin

Your bias is clear. Your arrogance is clear. You...

Your bias is clear. Your arrogance is clear. You clearly know little about driving a big rig.
Forum: Commuting
06-01-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Pippin

Yes it will work with 8spd Shimano. Just get...

Yes it will work with 8spd Shimano. Just get that cassette, 8sp chain and whatever chainrings.
Forum: Commuting
04-11-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By Pippin

Shower in the morning. Wear clean cycling...

Shower in the morning. Wear clean cycling clothes. Pack your work clothes. I keep shoes at work. Action Wipes (http://www.actionwipes.com) are great for cleaning off road grim and sweat and don't...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,081
Posted By Pippin

Classic cycling cap. Cotton ones are cheap and...

Classic cycling cap. Cotton ones are cheap and fun to collect. A nice wool (Walz) are great in the winter.
11-16-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Pippin

If you're not law enforcement or a first...

If you're not law enforcement or a first responded don't act like it. Come up with a better way to "get"respect".
11-15-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,412
Posted By Pippin

So far, great light.

Received my SuperDrive recently and have taken it on several rides. Very impressed. Solid construction, great beam pattern and smart design. Have been using it mostly on med. in city and watershed...
07-08-11, 12:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,779
Posted By Pippin

And what are going to do if someone with an...

And what are going to do if someone with an emergency comes to you believing you are the police. Grow up and think.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,206
Posted By Pippin

Realize with the Sheldon method you are going...

Realize with the Sheldon method you are going through the frame (well, nearly all frame designs). An advantage to this method is that is that there are not two rigid endpoints that allow for a...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By Pippin

During winter clean the pads and rim well once a...

During winter clean the pads and rim well once a week or so. Pads are important. The Kool Stop Salmon use to be the best, but I've found the Swiss Stop Green compound to be much better. The use to...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,448
Posted By Pippin

This isn't adding up for me. If you were going...

This isn't adding up for me. If you were going you 18-20 as reported and the light was yellow you would have been past the point of this incident before a car entering from either the right or...
12-29-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,633
Posted By Pippin

I completely agreed with this. When you go...

I completely agreed with this. When you go overboard with the lights and reflectivity you become a spectacle which draws too much of the drivers attention. The gaze at you and tend to steer toward...
12-20-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By Pippin

Asshat...some people like building their own...

Asshat...some people like building their own stuff. What are the labor standards supports by buying these super cheap packs.
11-09-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,404
Posted By Pippin

GeoMan is great for standing behind what they...

GeoMan is great for standing behind what they sell, however with MagicShine you get what you pay for. They borrow another's design, use second rate components (main reason actual output is far from...
11-09-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 8,219
Posted By Pippin

Hell NO! People have become far to dependent on...

Hell NO! People have become far to dependent on government for their own welfare. Once a government regulation is decided upon it become set in stone and often becomes obsolete.

If there is...
11-03-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Pippin

No thanks on the sir bag. If you want more neck...

No thanks on the sir bag. If you want more neck protection Hans style device is offered and being worn by some DH/ Super D racers.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 235,744
Posted By Pippin

Wet. Very, very wet morning in Seattle with...

Wet. Very, very wet morning in Seattle with solid rain expected all day. Even rain pants for me which is pretty unusual. Warm though.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,800
Posted By Pippin

Start clean, wearing clean clothes. If I'm...

Start clean, wearing clean clothes. If I'm pretty sticky I give myself a quick wipe down with http://www.actionwipes.com

Shouldn't be a problem.
10-21-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By Pippin

This is a failure of our driver education and...

This is a failure of our driver education and licensing system. It's far too easy to get a license in this country.

There's little point putting her in prison for a significant period of time. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,748
Posted By Pippin

Well, sounds like your riding was unpredictable,...

Well, sounds like your riding was unpredictable, kinda like a drunk. In this case, follow the rule of the road----stop and signal.

Who cares what you think he is think. Impossible to know and no...
09-30-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By Pippin

Chances are the impacts from CX racing are not...

Chances are the impacts from CX racing are not causing your back pain. Work on increasing your back, hamstring and general flexibility. Core strength is also very important. The countless...
09-30-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By Pippin

OBRA may not care, but having a fender stay put...

OBRA may not care, but having a fender stay put during a race seems..er.. optimistic. I doubt it would keep your velvet ass dry.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Pippin

I'd stick with the Gatorskins. One of the best...

I'd stick with the Gatorskins. One of the best combos of speed, handling and puncture resistance.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By Pippin

A bike fitting is a very important to bike...

A bike fitting is a very important to bike enjoyment, comfort and performance. Many times medical insurance can be used to pay for the service. This does NOT make it free. Don't treat it as such. ...
08-27-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Pippin

And safety for vulnerable road users shouldn't be...

And safety for vulnerable road users shouldn't be delayed because "it's a bad economy."


Nothing has been delayed. This proposed tax is on top of several recent tax increases which included...
08-27-10, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Pippin

First of all this column was not an anti-bike...

First of all this column was not an anti-bike column. It was against a new tax for more/improved cycling/ped infrastructure.

For the past 5-8 years Seattle and other Puget Sound cities have been...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,311
Posted By Pippin

I only use a OnGuard Pitbull and the Sheldon...

I only use a OnGuard Pitbull and the Sheldon Brown method to protect the bike. Where I need to lock I risk an unprotected front wheel.

I see a lot of people lock the bike with some combo of...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-10, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,438
Posted By Pippin

I'm a fan of Open Pro ceramics. I my experience...

I'm a fan of Open Pro ceramics. I my experience the braking is better. Especially that emergency, unplanned braking in the wet. The ceramic coating minimized the "black ooze" that tend to get on...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-10, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,737
Posted By Pippin

Are you trying to adapt a road caliper to that...

Are you trying to adapt a road caliper to that wheel and fork? If so you are likely to have many more issues besides cable pull. First off you need to know if that fork was designed for a road...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,963
Posted By Pippin

I'm a Conti Gatorskin fan, but most tires with a...

I'm a Conti Gatorskin fan, but most tires with a protection belt are pretty good. However, all tires need to be periodically inspected for embedded glass/metal. Over time embedded glass and such...
07-08-10, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By Pippin

Hipster appendages.

Hipster appendages.
06-16-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,586
Posted By Pippin

I would avoid this sunglass promotion. You will...

I would avoid this sunglass promotion. You will get what you pay for. Did you notice your S&H also included "profit" in the small print. You have no idea about the optical quality, quality in...
06-11-10, 11:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,500
Posted By Pippin

I find it interesting when so-called...

I find it interesting when so-called conservatives chastise the bicycle. For a group that believes in rugged individualism, self reliance and doing more with less the bicycle seems to be the natural...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-10, 11:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,077
Posted By Pippin

You bet. Cyclocross bikes are very popular for...

You bet. Cyclocross bikes are very popular for commuting. My GT Edge CX bike is my winter/rain/commuting bike.
Forum: Commuting
03-11-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By Pippin

Also, that looks to only work with forks with...

Also, that looks to only work with forks with canti bosses. many suspension forks only have disc tabs.
02-26-10, 07:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,991
Posted By Pippin

I'd go with the above green line suggestion as...

I'd go with the above green line suggestion as well. The right turn lane seems wide enough to stay right and allow for cars to safely pass. The concrete path looks inviting as well if it's not a...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Posted By Pippin

Fill large/utility sink with warm water. Add...

Fill large/utility sink with warm water. Add Tide or somesuch. Dunk up and down many time. Let soak with straps down. Repeat. Rinse and dry.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 936
Posted By Pippin

The PB SuperFlash is the most over hyped light...

The PB SuperFlash is the most over hyped light made. Way to directional. In my 15+ years of bike commuting the Viewpoint is one of be the better.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,818
Posted By Pippin

Yes, they often are and people shove around...

Yes, they often are and people shove around others bikes to get to their lock.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,818
Posted By Pippin

I couldn't agree more. If you are too lazy to...

I couldn't agree more. If you are too lazy to take your lock with you a least lock it somewhere where it's not in the way of another rider. I've watched too many people push and shove bike to get...
02-10-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Pippin

First, take an inventory of your bike. Make note...

First, take an inventory of your bike. Make note of the size and type of fasteners. Find a multi-tool that best works for your bike (I'm a fan of Crank Brother multis). Tubes, patches and a pumps....
01-28-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Pippin

From my experience most CX racers are using road...

From my experience most CX racers are using road cranks with chain rings sized for CX racing. Road cranks are plenty strong.
Forum: Commuting
01-28-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,047
Posted By Pippin

A 1.5 should be fine on that. If I remember it...

A 1.5 should be fine on that. If I remember it was a fairly narrow rim. You could probably go with a 1.25. Just make sure it is in good shape and the braking surface isn't too worn (thin).
01-23-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Pippin

Okay, feeling better now. I just got off the...

Okay, feeling better now. I just got off the phone with NiteRider support and they were very helpful. Because the battery sat so long without use they suggested cycling the battery several times to...
01-18-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Pippin

Ran two tests on the returned serviced battery. ...

Ran two tests on the returned serviced battery. 4hrs on low 2:15 on high. Could not turn the until off or get into flash mode. I hope when I talk with them tomorrow they will consider this a lemon...
01-17-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Pippin

Angry F'ing TriNewt

I've had my TriNewt field serviced twice for poor battery performance (less than 30 minutes). The electronics were supposedly updated. Failed again around same time. I sent the unit into...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-09, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By Pippin

I use my furnace room. It has enough room for a...

I use my furnace room. It has enough room for a work bench and use industrial floor mats to protect the floor. Forget the mineral spirits. Straight SImple Green or another citrus based cleaner...
12-30-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,096
Posted By Pippin

I tend to disagree. There's a point where you...

I tend to disagree. There's a point where you become a distraction or spectacle. When drivers turn their heads to look the tend to drift in that direction. Not good. This is the reason HWY...
12-12-08, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By Pippin

Try www.point83.com

Try www.point83.com
Forum: Commuting
12-03-08, 08:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,205
Posted By Pippin

I work in a 62 floor building. There are 4 areas...

I work in a 62 floor building. There are 4 areas the have designated for bikes. Each are about the size of 2 car spaces (which they were). 3 are caged with controlled access and the forth is next...
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