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06-30-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By tjwarren

I've used the technique given at...

I've used the technique given at http://www.sheldonbrown.com/headsets.html#size before. Basically, you hold a quarter up to the stem. If the quarter is larger than the stem, it's a 1" headset. If...
Forum: Touring
06-28-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,119
Posted By tjwarren

Ah, ok, I missed your later post with the map. ...

Ah, ok, I missed your later post with the map.

As far as I know there's no way to save "driving directions" into your My Maps. There's a crappy work-around that involves exporting your directions...
Forum: Touring
06-28-10, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,119
Posted By tjwarren

Mr. Jim -- dollars to doughnuts you didn't save...

Mr. Jim -- dollars to doughnuts you didn't save the link to your map, you just saved a link to Google Maps.

When viewing a map in Google Maps, you'll see three links just to the top right of the...
Forum: Touring
06-14-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,110
Posted By tjwarren

MacCruiskeen: yeah, around here Teddie is almost...

MacCruiskeen: yeah, around here Teddie is almost *twice* as expensive as Smucker's.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-10, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By tjwarren

ilovejmb -- yup, I've had them out in ALL...

ilovejmb -- yup, I've had them out in ALL weather, rain sleet and snow (well, not so much sleet, but you get the idea).

They're not waterproof, but then I don't know that I trust waterproof...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By tjwarren

I've been using a set of the Nashbar ATB Panniers...

I've been using a set of the Nashbar ATB Panniers for about a year and half now, and I've been very happy with them. I've actually been waiting for them to go on sale (they'll drop the price on them...
Forum: Touring
06-10-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,110
Posted By tjwarren

I'm not big on peanut-flavored shortening, so I...

I'm not big on peanut-flavored shortening, so I tend to go for the "natural" peanut butters. I haven't run across any in a plastic jar, though.

I like the "Teddy" brand, but the "Smuckers" brand...
Forum: Foo
06-01-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,585
Posted By tjwarren

Wow, if you're that nervous about it, I'd just...

Wow, if you're that nervous about it, I'd just move.

Someone could break the window and turn the bolt? Sure they could. They could also just break a window, or kick the door really really hard. ...
05-11-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By tjwarren

And while clicking "Quick Links" and then...

And while clicking "Quick Links" and then "Subscriptions" is the same number of clicks as clicking "Settings" and then "Subscriptions", it's not the same number of *page loads*. When going through...
05-11-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By tjwarren

Clicking on Settings to go to my User CP page...

Clicking on Settings to go to my User CP page only shows me "Subscribed Threads with New Posts". But, sometimes posts get marked as "read" simply by virtue of how old the latest post was. (for...
05-10-10, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By tjwarren

"Quick Links | Subscribed Threads" isn't available from the "New Posts" list

I generally read the boards with the "New Posts" list. When I'm done, I often like to check my subscribed threads to see if there have been any updates. Unfortunately, the only link I've found to...
Forum: Northeast
05-10-10, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By tjwarren

How late can we sign up? I'm interested in the...

How late can we sign up? I'm interested in the 100K, but I'm across the puddle from you and I don't know yet what my schedule will allow.

They look like great rides!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 4,934
Posted By tjwarren

No, but how often do we see threads calling for...

No, but how often do we see threads calling for cell-phone regulation? All the bloody time. "Outlaw them! Install mandatory software on them! They're EVIL!"

How often do we see threads talking...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 4,934
Posted By tjwarren

No, my argument is that if vaccines don't cause...

No, my argument is that if vaccines don't cause autism then we should stop worrying about the vaccines and focus on autism.

The cell-phone isn't the problem, it's just the handy scapegoat because...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 4,934
Posted By tjwarren

So if someone runs into you because they dropped...

So if someone runs into you because they dropped their french-fries on the floor, you're ok with that? They're not on their cell-phone, so it must be ok!




So where's your outrage about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 4,934
Posted By tjwarren

??? They can't act safely if they are...

???
They can't act safely if they are distracted.[/QUOTE]

Distractions happen. There's no away around them. A sudden flash of lightning, a toddler choking on a candy-cane, a cool-looking car...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 4,934
Posted By tjwarren

Personally, I don't see what the big deal is...

Personally, I don't see what the big deal is about driving and cell-phones. Are they a distraction? Sure. Are they more of a distraction than the radio, kids in the back seat, finding the proper...
04-29-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By tjwarren

For those who are curious, here is the...

For those who are curious, here is the dealextreme link: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.35036
Forum: Touring
04-25-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,619
Posted By tjwarren

dogontour -- I don't think wanting fresh produce...

dogontour -- I don't think wanting fresh produce while on tour is a bad idea, and I don't think you're being fussy. I think the "living lettuce" is just a marketing gimmick, though.

If you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,499
Posted By tjwarren

I realize this thread is pretty old, but...

I realize this thread is pretty old, but Wisconsin police just arrested a woman who was driving around shooting people with blow darts.

http://www.wsaw.com/home/headlines/91844969.html
Forum: Foo
04-23-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,063
Posted By tjwarren

Rob: Tomatoes, potatoes, hot peppers,...

Rob:

Tomatoes, potatoes, hot peppers, eggplant, and tobacco are all in the "nightshade family" (solanaceae).
Forum: Touring
04-23-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,619
Posted By tjwarren

The problem with this suggestion (as reasonable...

The problem with this suggestion (as reasonable as it might appear), is that the lettuce isn't "alive" at the point of consumption. It would seem that dispensing with this finicky requirement when...
Forum: Touring
04-22-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,619
Posted By tjwarren

In the garden they're not kept in a humid plastic...

In the garden they're not kept in a humid plastic bag.

Buy your produce, wash it, *dry it*. Wrap it in some paper towels and stick it in a ziplock. If it starts to wilt soak it in some cold...
Forum: Touring
04-22-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,619
Posted By tjwarren

A regular head of lettuce is still alive...

A regular head of lettuce is still alive...
Forum: Foo
04-22-10, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By tjwarren

"Cowboy coffee" is how I make my coffee! ...

"Cowboy coffee" is how I make my coffee!

When I get up in the morning, I heat up the kettle, put two scoops of coffee in my 27 oz stainless bottle, wait for the water to boil, and then fill up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By tjwarren

Lamabb -- I know exactly what you're talking...

Lamabb -- I know exactly what you're talking about! I'm on the northern end of NYS, and some of the MUPs we have around here feel like they're sucking at your wheel when you ride them. I don't know...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 301,803
Posted By tjwarren

http://imgur.com/u2LPT.jpg A road on one of the...

http://imgur.com/u2LPT.jpg
A road on one of the local flat rocks

http://imgur.com/vzn19.jpg
A quiet country road
Forum: Touring
04-21-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,557
Posted By tjwarren

cyccommute: You raise some good arguments...

cyccommute:

You raise some good arguments against alcohol. Alcohol's certainly not perfect, but it has some benefits:

* When things go awry and you need to put the fire out !!!NOW!!! you can...
04-18-10, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By tjwarren

What if I need to replace a pedal? Have a...

What if I need to replace a pedal? Have a problem with my seatpost? Discover that I forgot to lubricate my chain, and the squeaking is driving me nuts?

I don't need to carry a tub of grease or...
04-18-10, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By tjwarren

Artful DIY is good, and I've assembled the...

Artful DIY is good, and I've assembled the hardware for this DIY stand (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8793655@N05/), but I don't do much work with wood. If I can get a decent stand for $50-$70, that...
04-17-10, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By tjwarren

And here we are, back to the OP's original...

And here we are, back to the OP's original question -- what, if any, is a good low-price truing stand? You can do it on the bike but it's a pain, and the Park is probably awesome but I'm just not...
04-17-10, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By tjwarren

My on-the-bike toolkit: * 6" adjustable...

My on-the-bike toolkit:

* 6" adjustable wrench
* 10mm combo wrench (my brakes need two wrenches to adjust them)
* 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, & 6mm hex keys (these are the sizes I need for my bike)
*...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-10, 09:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,945
Posted By tjwarren

I can't believe this thread has gone to four...

I can't believe this thread has gone to four pages.

Personally, I find one simple fact stands out. The OP slammed into the back of the car hard enough and fast enough to damage his frame and...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,945
Posted By tjwarren

Well, hey man, congrats. Did you ride right?...

Well, hey man, congrats.

Did you ride right? Maybe you did, maybe you didn't, we could armchair-quarterback this thing all day.

Good job on keeping your cool.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,945
Posted By tjwarren

Did you stop at the stop sign? Seeing as how...

Did you stop at the stop sign?

Seeing as how you slammed into him (hard enough to wreck your frame and fork) a mere ten feet past the sign, I'm guessing you didn't.

Maybe next time you will.
Forum: Foo
04-13-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,063
Posted By tjwarren

For identification, you should get a sample of a...

For identification, you should get a sample of a branch (not just a single leaf!) and a complete sample of the flowers. Identification is often done based on foliage patterns (are the leaves...
Forum: Foo
04-12-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By tjwarren

PICNIC error. "Problem In Chair Not In...

PICNIC error.

"Problem In Chair Not In Computer"
Forum: Foo
04-08-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By tjwarren

I used to have a cat named Spa.z.

I used to have a cat named Spa.z.
04-07-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,897
Posted By tjwarren

What's the deal with the counter-nut? What does...

What's the deal with the counter-nut? What does that do? None of the chain tools I've used have had one of those.
04-06-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,338
Posted By tjwarren

Just to play devil's advocate, is it possible...

Just to play devil's advocate, is it possible that the debris and tree/limb was blown into the road? I'm in northern NY, and yesterday was pretty windy.
04-05-10, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,991
Posted By tjwarren

Joshman380 -- it's been a year since you bought...

Joshman380 -- it's been a year since you bought the Alex X101s. How have they held up?
04-05-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,577
Posted By tjwarren

While you have the oil-can out, I'd recommend...

While you have the oil-can out, I'd recommend oiling your chain -- you look kinda rusty.
04-05-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By tjwarren

This I can totally agree with. If a repair was...

This I can totally agree with. If a repair was made that improved the main roadway that ignored the adjoining bike lane, then I completely agree that this is a problem that needs to be addressed. ...
04-05-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By tjwarren

You say this road gets hundreds of people riding...

You say this road gets hundreds of people riding it every day, along side of motorized traffic travelling 60-90 mph. Considering that, I think 3 deaths in 10 years isn't that many. I'd wager that...
04-05-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,914
Posted By tjwarren

Just an FYI -- the amount of rubber in your tires...

Just an FYI -- the amount of rubber in your tires doesn't really provide any insulation against lightning (whether on a bike or in a car).

EDIT: oops, Artkansas beat me to it...
04-05-10, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By tjwarren

3 deaths in 10 years doesn't really sound all...

3 deaths in 10 years doesn't really sound all that "unsafe", especially if there really are "hundreds" of daily bike commuters. The pavement in that one spot certainly looks like it's in poor...
03-23-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By tjwarren

For anyone interested, I reposted this as a...

For anyone interested, I reposted this as a direct question ("what is this Fuji?" instead of "how can I identify a frame?") with more pics and info here:...
03-23-10, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By tjwarren

These photos of an '86 Fuji Sagres...

These photos of an '86 Fuji Sagres (http://james.architectureburger.com/cycle/sagres.html) look pretty darn similar to mine.
03-23-10, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By tjwarren

ah, ok, I see what you're talking about. I...

ah, ok, I see what you're talking about. I didn't see it listed in the "Special Features" section (and it seems to be listed as a feature on other bikes).
03-23-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By tjwarren

tugrul -- from the description, it doesn't...

tugrul --

from the description, it doesn't look like the Sagres had a "pump peg" (or whatever it's called) on the headtube.
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