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09-18-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By RobertFrapples

Cat 5 in Belgium?

I've done five CX races in my life. All on single-speed. All cat 5. Had a lot of fun. I do not speak a lick of Dutch, French, or German.

I am going to be in Amsterdam later this month for a work...
Forum: Want To Buy
03-21-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,079
Posted By RobertFrapples

I have a B17 Imperial (black) with 40 miles on...

I have a B17 Imperial (black) with 40 miles on it. (I want a Team Pro Imperial instead.) Interested?
07-23-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By RobertFrapples

ay-up loose connection fix

The connection between the battery and the light on my Ay-Up lights (http://www.ayup-lights.com/) had worn out - if the plug was nudged or turned the light would go out. I figured the problem was...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-13, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,419
Posted By RobertFrapples

I bet you could mount a set of golf clubs on a...

I bet you could mount a set of golf clubs on a tag-a-long with some brackets and bolts from your local hardware store. It would be narrower and easier to store and lock than a 2-wheel trailer.
03-26-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,702
Posted By RobertFrapples

or to avoid hazards. Cars are hazards. Take...

or to avoid hazards.

Cars are hazards. Take the full lane to avoid cars.
Forum: Commuting
03-25-13, 06:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,273
Posted By RobertFrapples

Forgetting to bring my lunch.

Forgetting to bring my lunch.
03-21-13, 06:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,377
Posted By RobertFrapples

The S300 looks a lot nicer. And I like that the...

The S300 looks a lot nicer. And I like that the GXP does not have the open space around the spindle (where you put the tool to remove the bottom bracket) to collect dirt and grime. But will it alter...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-13, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By RobertFrapples

I ride my brakes down hills all the time....

I ride my brakes down hills all the time. Sometimes because I am pulling my daughter on a tag-a-long, sometimes because I am riding a fixed-gear bike, sometimes because it is freezing and I do not...
03-15-13, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By RobertFrapples

After the first shoot, a lawyer said "Everybody...

After the first shoot, a lawyer said "Everybody is wearing a helmet, but it just isn't helmety enough. Maybe if we showed people putting on helmets instead of riding?"

Also, I have a daughter...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,372
Posted By RobertFrapples

I am the same way with bikes as my grandfather...

I am the same way with bikes as my grandfather was with hatchets. He had one hatchet for 70 years. He replaced the head 4 times and the handle 23 times.
Forum: Commuting
03-12-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,661
Posted By RobertFrapples

If you really do drive fewer than 2000 miles a...

If you really do drive fewer than 2000 miles a year, you could get a 25+ year old car and get historic insurance. (Limitations vary by state and provider.)
Forum: Commuting
03-11-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,225
Posted By RobertFrapples

Good Lord, why would anybody drive a car in a...

Good Lord, why would anybody drive a car in a city like that?

As far as the cinematography, I would rather hear what the camera mic picked up than your music selection. (If I wanted to hear music...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,548
Posted By RobertFrapples

In case anybody is trying to extend theories for...

In case anybody is trying to extend theories for where the best tire should go from 2-wheeled vehicles to 4-wheeled vehicles or vice-versa, don't. The vehicle dynamics are very different.

4 wheels...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By RobertFrapples

That fork does not seem to have tabs for a front...

That fork does not seem to have tabs for a front mount rack. I would not try to rig something up on a CF fork. Either get over your hangup or buy nashbar's $50 steel fork and mount a rack and...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,194
Posted By RobertFrapples

The nickname came from the hot air coming from...

The nickname came from the hot air coming from the politicians, not the actual wind.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,412
Posted By RobertFrapples

I have a three year old and a six year old. I...

I have a three year old and a six year old. I ride to work every day. On nice days I bring the six year old to school on my way to work with a tag-a-long.

Unless your commute is extremely...
02-15-13, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,927
Posted By RobertFrapples

I ride with a guy who has the Nashbar 29er SS and...

I ride with a guy who has the Nashbar 29er SS and has been happy with it since he replaced the brakes with BB7s. Whichever bike you buy, you want to upgrade to BB7s....
02-11-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,711
Posted By RobertFrapples

I have a rear brake so when my bike is on the...

I have a rear brake so when my bike is on the stand and the rear wheel is spinning I can stop the wheel without having to grab something dirty, greasy, or sharp. The added weight adds 6.2 seconds per...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By RobertFrapples

http://www.pelican-case.com/1065cc.html

http://www.pelican-case.com/1065cc.html
Forum: Commuting
01-29-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By RobertFrapples

I had a guy break off his passenger side wing...

I had a guy break off his passenger side wing mirror on my elbow. If he noticed he did nothing to indicate it. Some people simply do not pay attention.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By RobertFrapples

I had the same problem with Tahoes. I switched to...

I had the same problem with Tahoes. I switched to Specialized Sport MTB shoes (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftr/shoes/mtb-shoes/sport-mtb) and did not have any problem. If you look at the...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By RobertFrapples

At 35 I wear wool socks, tights, shorts, a...

At 35 I wear wool socks, tights, shorts, a long-sleeved jersey and jacket, medium weight gloves, and put a bandana on my head under my helmet to cover my ears.

This morning it was 7F. Wool socks,...
12-12-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,819
Posted By RobertFrapples

I just cut the ends off of the plastic things...

I just cut the ends off of the plastic things that the fender stays go into, ran the stays through, and superglued the cut-off parts to the ends of the stays. I looks pretty cool and makes the...
12-10-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,718
Posted By RobertFrapples

I use Marathon Winters (700x35c) in my Bianchi...

I use Marathon Winters (700x35c) in my Bianchi San Jose frame, with fenders and front disc brake. I cannot imagine not wanting fenders for any situation that calls for studded tires, and the disc...
11-28-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,519
Posted By RobertFrapples

I mean that I have one U-lock that I use for...

I mean that I have one U-lock that I use for whichever bike I am riding at the moment. I would have to buy four locks instead of one if the locks are attached to the bike.
11-27-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,519
Posted By RobertFrapples

My u-lock sits in my pannier and stays clean. A...

My u-lock sits in my pannier and stays clean. A lock attached to my fork would get wet and dirty, which would then make my hands dirty when using it.

It seems only marginally easier to use than a...
11-16-12, 08:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By RobertFrapples

A lot of government policy is to incentivise...

A lot of government policy is to incentivise people to do things that are good for them and the country. Investing in cycling infrastructure will significantly increase the percentage of people who...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By RobertFrapples

Problem: School cannot have adult volunteers as...

Problem: School cannot have adult volunteers as crossing guards - the insurance is too expensive because if the crossing guard makes a mistake somebody will sue.

Solution: Have students do it.
11-13-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By RobertFrapples

Update:...

Update: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/proart/20121113/news01/311130019/merkel-due-in-court?pagerestricted=0
10-12-12, 07:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,170
Posted By RobertFrapples

So passengers in cars, buses, trains, and subways...

So passengers in cars, buses, trains, and subways cannot use their phones? Non-starter.
10-12-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,497
Posted By RobertFrapples

There is a compelling argument that 11 speeds,...

There is a compelling argument that 11 speeds, STI levers, electronic shifting, aero carbon frames, and clipless pedals do not really make you any faster, allow you to ride anywhere new, or let you...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,528
Posted By RobertFrapples

Flip from free to fixed, take off the freewheel....

Flip from free to fixed, take off the freewheel. Put grease over the freewheel threads and electrical tape over that.

Switch from slicks to Marathon Winters

Put lots of grease on each nipple...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,044
Posted By RobertFrapples

I just use a bandana. Costs about $2. Works down...

I just use a bandana. Costs about $2. Works down to about 35F. Then I use 2 bandanas. ($4, English majors) That works until it gets cold enough that I switch to my ski helmet.
09-28-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By RobertFrapples

I have the same rims on my MTB (29x2.2) and my CX...

I have the same rims on my MTB (29x2.2) and my CX bike (700x35). I have ridden the trails a few times with the CX bike. The significant decrease in air volume means I have to be slow and light...
09-24-12, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By RobertFrapples

Several of the guys I ride with use the JetLite...

Several of the guys I ride with use the JetLite F1. No wires and field replaceable battery: http://www.jetlites.com/F-Lite-Series-F-1/

I use Ay-Up lights. I like that I can ride to the trail with...
09-17-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By RobertFrapples

Each of the three times I have tried on a bunch...

Each of the three times I have tried on a bunch of cycling shoes I have most liked the cheapest Specialized shoes. It depends how your feet are shaped.
08-24-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By RobertFrapples

BB7 -...

BB7 - http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/parts/bb7kit.htm

Salsa CroMoto -...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By RobertFrapples

I find the Road Morph finicky and flimsy. I like...

I find the Road Morph finicky and flimsy. I like the Blackburn Mamoth. It has a switch to switch between high volume and high pressure. No gauge though; just go by feel.
08-24-12, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By RobertFrapples

BB7 mountain or road?

I have a bike that came with Cane Creek SCR-5 levers and SCX-5 cantilever brakes. I want to replace the front brake with a BB7. If I want to use the same levers, should I get the BB7 road or mountain?
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 705
Posted By RobertFrapples

I would give it to a bike kitchen or something....

I would give it to a bike kitchen or something. If you wait two weeks and fix it up and then the original owner comes forward, what do you do?
07-28-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By RobertFrapples

The best part about BB7 over hydros? You can...

The best part about BB7 over hydros? You can crash into a tree and crack the cable housing such that it would have had fluid all over with hydros, and keep using them for the next month.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,799
Posted By RobertFrapples

I suspect that most drivers are not paying any...

I suspect that most drivers are not paying any attention to the specifics of your equipment. They are merely processing your general shape, size, and velocity so they can avoid hitting you, just as...
07-16-12, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By RobertFrapples

How old/tall/heavy is the child?

How old/tall/heavy is the child?
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 06:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,644
Posted By RobertFrapples

I had a Road Morph. The separate hose and foot...

I had a Road Morph. The separate hose and foot flap are nice in theory, but in practice they are just cumbersome. I got a Blackburn Mammoth 2-stage and love it.
...
06-01-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By RobertFrapples

Why do you need schrader? They make little things...

Why do you need schrader? They make little things that drop into the rim to convert to using presta valves.
05-24-12, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By RobertFrapples

I have eggbeaters. I like riding them. Entry and...

I have eggbeaters. I like riding them. Entry and exit is super easy. But I have broken 3, and if I break another one I am switching to ATACs. Maybe the quality has improved with the newer generation?
05-24-12, 06:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,901
Posted By RobertFrapples

a freewheel.

a freewheel.
05-24-12, 06:01 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,299
Posted By RobertFrapples

Helmets are like saddles. There is no point in...

Helmets are like saddles. There is no point in asking other people what they wear except for your identical twin. Every head and butt is shaped differently. Try on every helmet in every store withing...
05-08-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,672
Posted By RobertFrapples

Bell. I realized while shopping for a new helmet...

Bell. I realized while shopping for a new helmet a few weeks ago at my LBS that for some reason I associate Bell with Walmart. I am trying to get over it because I really like one of their helmets....
Forum: Commuting
05-03-12, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By RobertFrapples

Pelican cases. Pick your size. ...

Pelican cases. Pick your size.

http://www.rei.com/product/834751/pelican-hardback-laptop-case-14

http://www.rei.com/product/834749/pelican-hardback-tablet-case-10
...
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