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06-09-07, 03:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,489
Posted By lelak

Can you arrange with your landlords to keep it...

Can you arrange with your landlords to keep it somewhere? Basement, under the stairs, something like that?
05-02-07, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By lelak

Wouldn't loading the bowling ball bag into a...

Wouldn't loading the bowling ball bag into a general-purpose bike trailer be a better option? It's certainly bound to be sturdier than your jury-rigged solution.
Forum: Recumbent
04-24-07, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By lelak

Haha, yes! Exact same thing happened to me on my...

Haha, yes! Exact same thing happened to me on my first 'bent ride - I was enjoying it so much I didn't think about how long I was spending out in the sun. Bits of my arms and legs that don't get...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-07, 11:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,564
Posted By lelak

Four: A GT Timberline hybrid, which used to be...

Four:
A GT Timberline hybrid, which used to be my regular commuter.
An Avanti Ventura MTB, which I'm babysitting for a friend.
An Allegro Tour bike, my regular commuter and erstwhile tourer.
A...
Forum: Recumbent
04-05-07, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,735
Posted By lelak

The fork seals it: China Mascot PB-966 it is....

The fork seals it: China Mascot PB-966 it is. Thanks for the pointers, folks :)
Forum: Recumbent
03-24-07, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,735
Posted By lelak

Name this bent?

Does anyone know what brand of recumbent this bike is, or whether it's a homemade job?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/160/432049108_103f28f5fe.jpg
Forum: Touring
12-29-06, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4,697
Views: 2,479,307
Posted By lelak

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/140/337039681_40d50...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/140/337039681_40d50ccf48.jpg

My Cheeky Transport-built Allegro tourer en route to the Central Coast (New South Wales) for a shakedown ride.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-06, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By lelak

I tried this approach, but found that vibrations...

I tried this approach, but found that vibrations from the road would gradually unfasten the nut. Ended up losing the light halfway down my street. :o
Forum: Commuting
07-31-06, 01:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,718
Posted By lelak

I've got a very similar setup to the one Vik...

I've got a very similar setup to the one Vik posted further up; then again, I also have another Cheeky Monkey bike.

http://static.flickr.com/36/124151009_08f22e6907.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-31-06, 12:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,321
Posted By lelak

Hey, what's wrong with the socks? I have very...

Hey, what's wrong with the socks? I have very attractive knee-high cow print socks -- and I'm wearing them right now!
Forum: Commuting
07-20-06, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By lelak

Watch out for them. They know kung fu. And pizza...

Watch out for them. They know kung fu. And pizza cookery.
Forum: Commuting
07-05-06, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By lelak

If my normal cycling shoes are still drenched...

If my normal cycling shoes are still drenched from the previous night's rainy commute, I swap to the sandals. If it's a cold ride, I pull on the knee-high socks.
If these two things coincide, all...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-06, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By lelak

http://www.bikely.com

http://www.bikely.com
Forum: Commuting
06-26-06, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By lelak

Congratulations, tedi :) Now get cracking on...

Congratulations, tedi :)
Now get cracking on the next 3K!
Forum: Commuting
06-19-06, 12:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By lelak

Perhaps, but in this case I meant "bicycle, i.e....

Perhaps, but in this case I meant "bicycle, i.e. separate vehicle and not just reflected fragment of vehicle headlight".
Forum: Commuting
06-17-06, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By lelak

The most alarming drivers I've had run-ins with...

The most alarming drivers I've had run-ins with have been the Roadside Assistance vehicles for our local motorist's association. Given the association presents itself as promoting safer roads, its...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-06, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By lelak

I was riding home from work with a friend, at...

I was riding home from work with a friend, at night in the city with car headlights and the occasional streetlight, and glanced back to see if he'd come round the corner yet or not. If not for the...
06-16-06, 10:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,995
Posted By lelak

I actually found it quite useful to get an idea...

I actually found it quite useful to get an idea of just how much - and of what - could be fitted into the panniers. It's sometimes hard to translate cubic inches into x grocery items.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-06, 09:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,591
Posted By lelak

Whereabouts are you storing your bike? Is there...

Whereabouts are you storing your bike? Is there the option to hang your clothes out across your bike frame? They should get more circulating air that way, and hence dry quicker, than they would in a...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-06, 07:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,839
Posted By lelak

Genius :D :D

Genius :D :D
Forum: Commuting
06-04-06, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By lelak

I thought the raincover was supposed to come with...

I thought the raincover was supposed to come with the bag at the time of purchase?
Forum: Commuting
06-02-06, 03:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,454
Posted By lelak

Oh my god. Are you telling me it's my bike shorts...

Oh my god. Are you telling me it's my bike shorts that made me gay?
Forum: Commuting
06-01-06, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 977
Posted By lelak

I had a driver thank me and give a happy wave for...

I had a driver thank me and give a happy wave for giving way at the lights last night. Warmed the cockles of my heart, it did.
Forum: Touring
05-31-06, 02:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By lelak

I've got one of the Cheeky Monkey Allegro tourers...

I've got one of the Cheeky Monkey Allegro tourers -- I've only been using it as a commuter so far, haven't had the opportunity yet to take it touring, but it seems a fairly resilient beast so far.
05-30-06, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By lelak

It's been a terrible week for cyclists on NSW...

It's been a terrible week for cyclists on NSW roads.
Forum: Commuting
05-28-06, 12:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,817
Posted By lelak

Sydney's CityRail train network charges cyclists...

Sydney's CityRail train network charges cyclists a children's fare for their bike during peak hour.
Forum: Commuting
05-26-06, 03:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,592
Posted By lelak

At least a dozen went past while I was fixing my...

At least a dozen went past while I was fixing my flat tyre.
Forum: Commuting
05-25-06, 06:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By lelak

Same place as they would be on flat bars -- note...

Same place as they would be on flat bars -- note the orange stripes.
Forum: Commuting
05-22-06, 01:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By lelak

Trekking bars. ...

Trekking bars.

http://static.flickr.com/36/124151009_08f22e6907.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-10-06, 03:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,662
Posted By lelak

Just using a bell doesn't seem to impinge on the...

Just using a bell doesn't seem to impinge on the hearing of pedestrians hereabouts. The bell and "Excuse me! Coming through!" works better than the words alone, though - I guess it helps people...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-06, 05:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,458
Posted By lelak

Bike, door to door: ~30 mins. Walk to bus...

Bike, door to door: ~30 mins.

Walk to bus stop: 5 mins.
Bus: 20 mins.
Walk from bus stop: 15 mins.
Wait for bus: 0 - 30 mins.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-06, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By lelak

So do most folks. But if you are...

So do most folks.

But if you are investigating a regular route (which I see doesn't apply in your situation), it's a small amount of research to dedicate towards a long-term commuting commitment....
Forum: Touring
05-01-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By lelak

A friend of mine swears by the Tardis...

A friend of mine swears by the Tardis (http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/product_detail.php?style=TAR&category=BAG)
Forum: Commuting
04-22-06, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By lelak

Goshdurnit. Here I am trying to stop spending...

Goshdurnit. Here I am trying to stop spending money on bike accessories and here's this "gosh, that'd be just perfect for my needs" Tail Rider. Must ... resist.
Forum: Commuting
04-10-06, 02:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By lelak

That depends on the terrain as well, doesn't it?...

That depends on the terrain as well, doesn't it? If you've got an entirely flat commute along a smoothly paved surface, it's going to be quite different than if you're navigating hills or muddy...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-06, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By lelak

I was taking a test ride on (what will be) my new...

I was taking a test ride on (what will be) my new bike and inhaled a bug just before I arrived back at the LBS.

"So, how was the ride?"

"*COUGH* *CHOKE*"
Forum: Commuting
03-27-06, 09:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 25,183
Posted By lelak

My frame's too small to carry the lock attached...

My frame's too small to carry the lock attached to it :rolleyes: , so I lock it through the rack, and then wrap a bungee cord around it so it doesn't rattle.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-06, 11:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,018
Posted By lelak

So which parts of a bike is it critical to dry...

So which parts of a bike is it critical to dry off after a rainy ride?
Forum: Commuting
02-16-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By lelak

These were some of the bikes at Haarlem Station,...

These were some of the bikes at Haarlem Station, in The Netherlands.

http://static.flickr.com/12/89121693_6b3d9f3152.jpg

And some of the other bikes I saw while I was there.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-06, 11:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,133
Posted By lelak

Clipless. I've been wearing my Shimano SPD...

Clipless. I've been wearing my Shimano SPD sandals at work most days this Antipodean summer.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-06, 04:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,516
Posted By lelak

I've got the Tahoes as well; I haven't really...

I've got the Tahoes as well; I haven't really noticed any problem on hard surfaces.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-06, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By lelak

Nowadays I just always assume it's going to rain....

Nowadays I just always assume it's going to rain. Shimano sandals and Ortlieb panniers do the trick; anything else can just get wet.
Forum: Commuting
01-18-06, 12:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,528
Posted By lelak

I too believe in triple posts. :p

I too believe in triple posts. :p
Forum: Commuting
10-28-05, 06:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By lelak

Yeah, you leave it for me to look like the office...

Yeah, you leave it for me to look like the office construction worker. Bah. :p
Forum: Commuting
10-04-05, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,438
Posted By lelak

Between hills, traffic lights, innumerable...

Between hills, traffic lights, innumerable pot-holes and probably my own cycling ineptitude, I'm averaging just over 12 MPH.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-05, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By lelak

Our local council has just added a number of...

Our local council has just added a number of "contra-flow" bike lanes. They make me very nervous.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-05, 01:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,752
Posted By lelak

Last time I tried riding without hands I was 13....

Last time I tried riding without hands I was 13. Still got the scar on my top lip to prove it.
09-03-05, 07:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,606
Posted By lelak

Have you tried getting an anti-reflective coating...

Have you tried getting an anti-reflective coating on your glasses lenses? Makes using the computer nicer too :)
Forum: Commuting
08-10-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,142,236
Posted By lelak

Fell off for the first time today. A water...

Fell off for the first time today.

A water bottle was being blown across the lane by the wind; I saw it and managed to avoid it. Until it was ricocheted back into my lane by hitting the tyre of...
08-03-05, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 808
Posted By lelak

$2869.45 The bike was only $450, but all the...

$2869.45

The bike was only $450, but all the accessories have just kept on adding up...
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