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06-14-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By BobSmalls

Service providers (masseurs, restaurants, etc.)...

Service providers (masseurs, restaurants, etc.) should declare their prices up front. I don't tip. If they want $60 instead of $50, then they need to charge that much.
06-14-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By BobSmalls

Hmm, I wonder if I can basically make oatmeal...

Hmm, I wonder if I can basically make oatmeal with fruit and nuts, add brown sugar to make it gooey, and bake it into a bar. It's worth a shot. I'll report back with my findings, after my current...
06-07-08, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By BobSmalls

I'll join in the electronic eye-rolling. I was...

I'll join in the electronic eye-rolling. I was joking about this at work yesterday.

There's lots of little problems, like sweat and noise as mentioned above, plus you'll have trouble keeping your...
06-07-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By BobSmalls

I tried making energy bars. Anyone have a better recipe?

I'm allergic to peanuts, but even Apple flavored Powerbars have peanuts, and most recipes for energy bars seem to use peanut butter as a binding agent.

I made a batch of...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By BobSmalls

Too much sun. What to wear?

I'm fair skinned and I have a family history of skin cancer. My commute leaves me exposed to too many hours of sun. I'd love to cover up in some nice, dark clothes, but the heat can be brutal, too....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-07, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,247,407
Posted By BobSmalls

Well, at least if it does, I'll finally be able...

Well, at least if it does, I'll finally be able to pick up that hot Lesbian chick in my Chemistry class.

No, I'm not to proud to ride a womens' bike, especially since it was $25. It'll hold me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-07, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,247,407
Posted By BobSmalls

What road bike do I have? I hope you can tell...

What road bike do I have? I hope you can tell me.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-07, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,382
Posted By BobSmalls

Yikes. I knew cyclists were a rowdy bunch, all...

Yikes. I knew cyclists were a rowdy bunch, all high on adrenaline and full of the competitive spirit, but I wasn't expecting such a strong reaction.

Obvioulsy, I don't dismiss old cyclists. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-07, 08:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,382
Posted By BobSmalls

Should I buy a $200 road bike at Target?

I'm very tempted to buy a Schwinn Prelude road bike at Target (http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=cm_reviews_dp_seemore/601-1775880-6056963?asin=B000KZ1GHQ) for $200. As a college student, it...
04-02-07, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,631
Posted By BobSmalls

It seems the consensus is consistent with the...

It seems the consensus is consistent with the theory: Each additional MPH is much more dangerous than the previous one. Further, even during the 40mph portion of my commute, being hit by a car...
04-01-07, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,631
Posted By BobSmalls

How fast of a car-bike collision can be survived?

Suppose I were travelling at 12mph on a bike when I was rear-ended by a car travelling 40mph. Would that be fatal? What if the car were going 30mph or 50mph?

I'm an engineering student. I live...
04-01-07, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By BobSmalls

I am of the understanding that it's not required...

I am of the understanding that it's not required for persons over a certain age, which I think is 14. I know that I have cycled past plenty of university cops with my noggin exposed. Not one of...
01-14-07, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,496
Posted By BobSmalls

I don't think D-Cells can store a lot of energy. ...

I don't think D-Cells can store a lot of energy. About 100kJ each. So you're either going to have weak heating or very poor battery life. I'm guessing you're going to get 10W per foot (not a lot,...
11-05-06, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By BobSmalls

Very timely indeed, Mike. The LBS always...

Very timely indeed, Mike.

The LBS always seems to charge list price, but I see that Nashbar has some bargains. So I guess I can afford fenders and a rack that don't make me look like a hobo. :) ...
11-02-06, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By BobSmalls

Fenders - where to buy or how to make?

Because winter is upon me.

I want to know the best source of fenders. I also want to get some pannier action if I can do that on the cheap. Rembember that I am a college student, so I am loathe...
10-28-06, 09:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By BobSmalls

Bike sim .xls - should interest engineers and nerds.

http://w3.iac.net/~curta/bp/BikeSheet.html (http://w3.iac.net/%7Ecurta/bp/BikeSheet.html)

This spreadsheet tells you how fast a simulated rider would go given the rider's mass, tires, riding...
10-26-06, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By BobSmalls

Hmm. I was about to run through the math to...

Hmm. I was about to run through the math to demonstrate what a silly article this is. To my surprise, it has some merit.

My car, fully laden, weighs 3000lb. If I were to become a lardass, it...
10-23-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By BobSmalls

I slept through the storm, and woke up to only 8...

I slept through the storm, and woke up to only 8 inches of snow, which quickly melted. But I have been riding in the storm's aftermath. Branches piled high by the side of the road (often blocking...
09-20-06, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,728
Posted By BobSmalls

Now hang on a minute. I just bought a Schwinn...

Now hang on a minute. I just bought a Schwinn bike at Target for $200. I may not be a serious cyclist (yet) but I don't see anything wrong with the bike I got. It's a great comfort bike, with a...
09-18-06, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By BobSmalls

Aha, thank you for the quick reply. So, the...

Aha, thank you for the quick reply. So, the derallieur should be adjusted such that even under maximum frame flexure, the chain stays on, eh? Then this will be the fourth error the assemblers of...
09-18-06, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By BobSmalls

Thank you for all of your input. I've been...

Thank you for all of your input.

I've been at it for a little over a week now. Naturally, I don't expect to be significantly stronger or to have more endurance yet, but what I do have is more...
09-18-06, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By BobSmalls

Why did my chain fall off?

Bike is an '06 Schwinn S-25 with Shimono gearset. Chain fell off the innermost sprocket at the rear wheel and became quite stuck between sprocket and frame. I was able to pull over and free it...
09-13-06, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By BobSmalls

Noob wants to know how hard to train.

I'm a college student. 5'9", 140lbs, with low body fat. Until last week, I was fairly sedentary. This week, I've been riding a bicycle to class (.75mi each way) and on the recreational trail near...
09-13-06, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,160
Posted By BobSmalls

Another vote in favor of the suspension. I...

Another vote in favor of the suspension.

I just bought a Schwinn S-25 with suspension F&R. I have to say, it is so much more comfortable to ride than the bike it replaces. It handles unevenness...
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