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03-24-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Mitkraft

No need to go homebrew/kickstarter. Ryobi...

No need to go homebrew/kickstarter. Ryobi already makes such a device:

https://www.ryobitools.com/products/details/150-watt-battery-power-inverter
...
03-17-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Mitkraft

I have one since I have a whole slew of Ryobi 18v...

I have one since I have a whole slew of Ryobi 18v One+ tools. I love them and they area always coming in handy. The Ryobi inflator is my primary means for airing up bike tires at home. I'll even...
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By Mitkraft

Good advice except I have to ask about this one...

Good advice except I have to ask about this one statement:



Are you saying this because you religiously used and properly applied appropriate SPF levels of sunscreen, because of things you've...
03-10-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Mitkraft

28mm is relatively narrow when you consider all...

28mm is relatively narrow when you consider all cycling types. I haven't come across a rim I wouldn't put 28mm tires on without even blinking. And like Steve said, mountain bike tires are VERY...
03-06-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Mitkraft

I recently derusted a frame (and everything else...

I recently derusted a frame (and everything else I could find in my garage) with citric acid. Here is a forum thread where I learned about it:

https://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=121049
03-06-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 946
Posted By Mitkraft

I do both double layer as well as gel pads. Use...

I do both double layer as well as gel pads. Use the Planet Bike gel pads off Amazon and Profile Design shock gel tape. I first wrap the bar with my old tape. Then I tape the gel pads in place. Then I...
Forum: Foo
03-03-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Mitkraft

Haha, blast from the past! Loved that show and...

Haha, blast from the past! Loved that show and he was my favorite!
Forum: Foo
03-03-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Mitkraft

This times a thousand! WTH is it with people...

This times a thousand! WTH is it with people thinking everyone wants to heair THEIR music and listen to THEIR phone calls. Speaker phone is NOT for use in public spaces!!! This is especially true in...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,939
Posted By Mitkraft

I guess part of the difference in the way I see...

I guess part of the difference in the way I see it is that I don't the lane share with cars if I can at all help it. I pretty much avoid any non-residential roads where I actually share a lane with...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,939
Posted By Mitkraft

Why exactly do you believe its ok to "filter...

Why exactly do you believe its ok to "filter forward" and basically cut in front of a bunch of cars waiting at a light only to have them get frustrated at the need to pass you (after already having...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,939
Posted By Mitkraft

Yeah, that's kinda what I thought from what you...

Yeah, that's kinda what I thought from what you were describing. You had absolutely no business being beside that vehicle regardless of what type it was. You were another vehicle, on the road,...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,939
Posted By Mitkraft

I'm confused on why you pulled up beside the...

I'm confused on why you pulled up beside the semi. Where weren't you behind him waiting to turn after him?
Forum: Foo
02-04-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,696
Posted By Mitkraft

SOME people. Not all or even most people. Like...

SOME people. Not all or even most people. Like a previous poster mentioned. Some recognize that the alternative is a coal or nuclear plant. Those who "hate" them would probably hate any power...
02-03-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,934
Posted By Mitkraft

It's a pretty simple equation. Calories in -...

It's a pretty simple equation. Calories in - Calories burned = Weight lost/gained

If you ride 100 miles then you probably burn maybe 4000 calories. Unless you are over fueling on your ride,...
01-14-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,735
Posted By Mitkraft

My commuter build was probably very similar in...

My commuter build was probably very similar in specs and budget to yours. I ended up starting with buying a Redline cyclocross frame local that originally had canti breaks but also disk tabs. Had...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 162,241
Posted By Mitkraft

You are very lucky. I found myself on the ground...

You are very lucky. I found myself on the ground two weeks ago and now wonít be riding for a while thanks to a broken collarbone.
Forum: Texas
09-26-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 68,374
Posted By Mitkraft

I agree completely and think the "people who bail...

I agree completely and think the "people who bail because it doesn't end in Austin" will probably be offset by Aggies who are excited to finish at Kyle Field. The real delta to me is still the loss...
09-24-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 18,483
Posted By Mitkraft

I completely agree with this. If the OP is going...

I completely agree with this. If the OP is going to get all hissy about someone else's unsafe behavior he needs to look at his own. You should NEVER have your dog running along beside you on your...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 162,241
Posted By Mitkraft

Found a stack of business and membership cards...

Found a stack of business and membership cards held together with a binder clip. Rode down the road a little ways to a nearby Verizon store. Called USAA and gave them the name and member number on...
Forum: Texas
09-09-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 68,374
Posted By Mitkraft

Makes me want to start from Austin! I don't...

Makes me want to start from Austin!

I don't think their numbers will be significantly effected by the change unless they get in influx of Austin and Aggie riders. I can't imagine many people...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 162,241
Posted By Mitkraft

Yeah, I remember a long time ago somebody talking...

Yeah, I remember a long time ago somebody talking about doing that in a mall.

Btw, found a set of keys today on the curb of a 4 lane road somewhat out of the way. Had a Chevy keyless keyfob that...
Forum: Texas
09-07-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 68,374
Posted By Mitkraft

I wasn’t too broken up about the change till I...

I wasn’t too broken up about the change till I realized we wouldn’t be riding through the park. Last year was my first year but the park was freaking awesome! I absolutely LOVED that section of the...
09-05-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,082
Posted By Mitkraft

I have a very close friend who is about 6'2" and...

I have a very close friend who is about 6'2" and like me was skinny as a rail when we started college. About 15 years ago he had creeped up well over 300 pounds and had a wake up call. He got...
Forum: Texas
08-25-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,950
Posted By Mitkraft

I am personally hard pressed to ride at all in...

I am personally hard pressed to ride at all in Houston without sweating unless it’s very cool. For a good stretch of the year it never gets “very cool” even at night. You might need to find a way to...
Forum: Texas
08-11-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,950
Posted By Mitkraft

Haha, yep, lots of water down here on the SE part...

Haha, yep, lots of water down here on the SE part of town we we have lots of gnat clouds and whatever those white ones are. With all the sweat and sunscreen Iím like flypaper and the damn things...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By Mitkraft

To better answer your original question, No, the...

To better answer your original question, No, the drive trains are not proprietary neither is most of the bike except very specific limited examples as stated above.
07-19-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,641
Posted By Mitkraft

No reason for it to hurt if it hasn't sold. ...

No reason for it to hurt if it hasn't sold. People put stuff on eBay for stupid prices all day every day. Remember "Askin ain't gettin!"
06-18-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,421
Posted By Mitkraft

Usually I just use hot water and dishwashing...

Usually I just use hot water and dishwashing liquid. Fill the bottle, shake it up well, squirt some soapy water through the nozzle, repeat with just water, then rinse well. Occasionally I'll...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,480
Posted By Mitkraft

You and I are clearly on completely different...

You and I are clearly on completely different levels when it comes to care for our dogs.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,480
Posted By Mitkraft

I'm too scared to ride with my dog. If I need a...

I'm too scared to ride with my dog. If I need a helmet when I ride, what's to protect him in the event of a fall or crash? He's only 6 pounds so plenty small enough but maybe I'm too paranoid?
05-29-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,407
Posted By Mitkraft

I carry a Topeak Hexus II and it has worked great...

I carry a Topeak Hexus II and it has worked great on a few chains including one that broke my dedicated chain breaker Iíd had for a while.
05-29-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,461
Posted By Mitkraft

I do it sometimes out of necessity. Although I...

I do it sometimes out of necessity. Although I don’t prefer to be up that early, there is something exhilarating about being out riding in that time and cool air and watching the sun come up.
05-24-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,497
Posted By Mitkraft

Holy cow I didnít even notice that. What a putz....

Holy cow I didnít even notice that. What a putz. OP reported. Iím going to go block him also.
05-20-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,497
Posted By Mitkraft

At home I recently broke my dedicated chain...

At home I recently broke my dedicated chain breaker (it wasn't a particularly good on) on a difficult chain and ended up pulling out my Hexus II which broke it no problem. I'm also a firm believer...
05-18-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,497
Posted By Mitkraft

Something else to consider. When doing quick...

Something else to consider. When doing quick repairs or adjustments on the road getting a tool that doesn’t consist of a bunch of tiny pieces that will get dropped and lost easily.
05-18-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,497
Posted By Mitkraft

My favorite so far is the Topeak Hexus II. I...

My favorite so far is the Topeak Hexus II. I havenít tried the Hexus X but looking at it I canít see anything that would make me prefer it. The tire levers and chain tool of the Hexus II work really...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By Mitkraft

Put on your cycling shoes and pedal backwards...

Put on your cycling shoes and pedal backwards with your heels while on a stationary trainer, having someone hold the bike, or hold yourself up like between a doorframe or something. The approximate...
05-12-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 150,569
Posted By Mitkraft

Recently bought, finally installed, rode for the...

Recently bought, finally installed, rode for the first time today a set of Crankbrothers Mallet DL pedals and a set of Salsa Woodchipper 2 bars. Love the pedals for the improved platform over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,402
Posted By Mitkraft

Maybe, but you are definitely too much in...

Maybe, but you are definitely too much in everybody else's business if you have expectations on how they should or shouldn't enjoy their bike ride. You do what works for you and as long as others...
Forum: Texas
04-23-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 68,374
Posted By Mitkraft

I didn't realize there was a thread for the MS150...

I didn't realize there was a thread for the MS150 or I would have posted earlier. I'm riding for the first time this year but I did to the Bike Around The Bay in October which is a similar distance...
04-16-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,295
Posted By Mitkraft

But taking a picture while riding over a banana...

But taking a picture while riding over a banana would be certain disaster!
04-10-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,011
Posted By Mitkraft

Nope, legally speaking it absolutely is not.

Nope, legally speaking it absolutely is not.
04-09-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,011
Posted By Mitkraft

Yes he was and so was the Judge. Theft is taking...

Yes he was and so was the Judge. Theft is taking something that belongs to someone else. It isnít fair game just because it isnít locked. They were both ignorant of the actual law. But cops...
04-05-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,192
Posted By Mitkraft

I have actually done everything listed in this...

I have actually done everything listed in this thread I think.

As for soft bar tape my two favorites are Profile Design and Specialized gel tapes. I also like the planet bike gel pads for extra...
04-05-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,592
Posted By Mitkraft

Since you sound genuinely curious, as far as what...

Since you sound genuinely curious, as far as what they can and can’t eat: First off the subtle nuances between Vegan and Vegetarian I can’t say I’m 100% knowledgeable of. I think Vegan is a little...
04-05-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,592
Posted By Mitkraft

It wasn't in your original post but some of the...

It wasn't in your original post but some of the replies.
04-05-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,592
Posted By Mitkraft

We had a snack mix that consisted of various nuts...

We had a snack mix that consisted of various nuts (including cashews), raisin and dark chocolate that I used to put in my PB&J sandwiches before or during rides. It was quite good and crunchy!
04-05-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,592
Posted By Mitkraft

Not one that makes any sense. Iím not vegetarian...

Not one that makes any sense. Iím not vegetarian btw, just donít see the need to bash them or perpetuate misinformation.
04-05-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Mitkraft

Nice! I think I’d like that ride.

Nice! I think I’d like that ride.
04-05-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,947
Posted By Mitkraft

Love all those shiny DA and Campy parts! It’s...

Love all those shiny DA and Campy parts! It’s going to be pretty!
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