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10-29-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By bovine

Looks to be a Chinese bike called the Carrier...

Looks to be a Chinese bike called the Carrier Pigeon made by a company called Flying Pigeon in China. Good luck on finding one; I've had no luck trying to find a way to even get a price online. Looks...
08-14-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,409
Posted By bovine

Darnit! Just bought one this year. Oh well. I'm...

Darnit! Just bought one this year. Oh well. I'm supremely happy with it, hi-ten and all. I wonder if there's going to be a significant price jump with the chromoly (sorry if that was mentioned in the...
08-12-15, 02:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,079
Posted By bovine

Your analysis seems flawed. You should not be...

Your analysis seems flawed. You should not be comparing the average cyclist of weight X to the average driver of weight X. You should be comparing the average cyclist, an attribute of which is weight...
08-06-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,313
Posted By bovine

It's possible, just barely possible, that they...

It's possible, just barely possible, that they take pictures because my bike looks like this most of the time.

I think it's mostly my looks though.

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08-06-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,313
Posted By bovine

People don't just stare at me; they take...

People don't just stare at me; they take pictures. I've had, at the very least, 15 people take a picture of me on my bike in the past three months. This is not sarcasm or exaggeration; I'm being...
08-04-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,285
Posted By bovine

I average about 18 miles per day during the...

I average about 18 miles per day during the school year and 14 miles per day during the summer (drop two of the three kids off at camp about ten miles south and work five miles north, so time doesn't...
08-04-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,125
Posted By bovine

On a velo path that prohibits pedestrian traffic...

On a velo path that prohibits pedestrian traffic this is ridiculous. On a MUP, I can completely understand enforcing a speed limit with mild civil fines though. Some a-hole racing down a MUP at 25...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,693
Posted By bovine

About a week and a half or so of 100+ degree...

About a week and a half or so of 100+ degree highs with anywhere from 50-80% humidity in Austin. This will go on throughout August and part of September as well.

It's not that bad if you're used...
07-28-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,942
Posted By bovine

I'm not saying that it's not ridiculous to worry...

I'm not saying that it's not ridiculous to worry overmuch about stationary mass. But people do spend hundreds of dollars to drop grams on non-rotational components, and it would be even more...
07-27-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,942
Posted By bovine

I think strapping a pump to an expensive light...

I think strapping a pump to an expensive light bike defeats the purpose of hundreds or thousands of dollars the cyclist spent to reduce the weight of frame and components. For people who haven't...
07-26-15, 12:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By bovine

I'm proud of the tangential benefits of living...

I'm proud of the tangential benefits of living car lite. Commuting every day via bike and seeing what my high school friends look like at age 35 as compared to me, I'm thankful for my lifestyle and,...
07-24-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,857
Posted By bovine

Not really. Mild joking at my nerdy helmet with...

Not really. Mild joking at my nerdy helmet with attached mirror, but nothing mean-spirited. I ride a gargantuan cargo bike (7' long) and have three helmets with mohawks strapped to the back too...
07-21-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,859
Posted By bovine

I bungee a cooler to the running boards of my...

I bungee a cooler to the running boards of my cargo bike. Works fine in 100+ degree heat. I imagine one could rig a mini-cooler on the top of a standard rack if they really needed their frozen stuff...
07-21-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,804
Posted By bovine

It always struck me that people who fetishize end...

It always struck me that people who fetishize end of the world scenarios seem to suck at life as it is in an information society, working menial jobs at menial wages. They seem to yearn for some sort...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,709
Posted By bovine

Absolutely agree with this. When it's just...

Absolutely agree with this. When it's just pouring down I'm not super-enthusiastic about commuting in, but I have to regardless as it's my only way to work save having my wife drop me off (which I...
07-02-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By bovine

I don't know. I locked a $1,500 105 groupset...

I don't know. I locked a $1,500 105 groupset cross bike to the campus bike racks every day for three years of undergrad and three years of grad school and it never got stolen. I may have just been...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,571
Posted By bovine

Yeah, I was this close to going to law school...

Yeah, I was this close to going to law school there but, being from Texas, I just couldn't get past the average yearly temperature being 46 degrees (or thereabout). Austin is decent, but it's nowhere...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,964
Posted By bovine

I ride very defensively. I always fully stop,...

I ride very defensively. I always fully stop, even when my wife yields through stop signs on rides together. I've commuted ~15 years and I have been hit once. After stopping completely at a four way,...
07-02-15, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By bovine

Looking at your several recent posts it seems...

Looking at your several recent posts it seems that, given your requirements, what you should be looking for is a randonneur bike, OP. Google or search this forum for that for suggested bikes in your...
07-02-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By bovine

Kid(s) in tow with a 3 speed hub on hills with no...

Kid(s) in tow with a 3 speed hub on hills with no recent bike experience seems like a recipe for frustration. Any two of those things could be problematic; all four could be a serious issue. Out of...
07-02-15, 06:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By bovine

:) Having a couple zip-ties on hand is nice...

:)

Having a couple zip-ties on hand is nice though. On several occasions they got me to a bike shop or home:

Once when a bolt came out that had been holding my rack/fenders on (my fault for...
07-02-15, 06:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By bovine

You're right, obed7; I don't know what my problem...

You're right, obed7; I don't know what my problem was yesterday. Totally valid input.
07-02-15, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By bovine

If only I had provided a link in the post. :) ...

If only I had provided a link in the post. :)



Having no car with which to commute, I ride regardless of the forecast. I also don't own studded tires, since I live in Austin. We still get sleet...
07-01-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By bovine

Oh, okay. OP: go with a rack and panniers,...

Oh, okay. OP: go with a rack and panniers, preferably Orliebs with their quick release system. No real input on what your actual question was though. Sorry, not sorry.



Doesn't matter. At least...
07-01-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,306
Posted By bovine

Other than gelding yourself, there's not really...

Other than gelding yourself, there's not really going to be a silver bullet for that sort of problem. Boxer briefs and careful positioning seem to do the trick for me though.
07-01-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By bovine

CSB, obed7. I like cheese. Not American,...

CSB, obed7.

I like cheese. Not American, though. Mostly sharp cheddar and some of the stinkier soft cheeses like feta, bleu, and gorgonzola.

This is the thread where we post irrelevant asides...
07-01-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,306
Posted By bovine

Says the guy who necroed a 7 year old thread...

Says the guy who necroed a 7 year old thread about balls.
07-01-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,691
Posted By bovine

Why alphabetize? Seems like sorting by mass and...

Why alphabetize? Seems like sorting by mass and displacement would be more useful.
07-01-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By bovine

Chain tool Master link Foldable hex wrench...

Chain tool
Master link
Foldable hex wrench set
Small knife
Tube(s)
Tire levers
Several zip-ties (nice just to have a couple, but a bag of 'em can help...
07-01-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,728
Posted By bovine

Can't believe I never thought of this. Do you...

Can't believe I never thought of this. Do you have any diagrams to get me started so I don't have to reinvent the wheel?
07-01-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,728
Posted By bovine

Easy: 461878

Easy:

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07-01-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,067
Posted By bovine

My wife pretty much rides every day with me to...

My wife pretty much rides every day with me to work (she works from home), so that's ~15 miles a day and she rides with the boys and me on the weekends (~25-50 miles). She still finds steep hills...
07-01-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,691
Posted By bovine

Yeah, Houston is rough. Austin is a bit better,...

Yeah, Houston is rough. Austin is a bit better, but one can still get pretty damp. Oh, and as for your daughter preventing you from commuting four days out of the week, my three sons say "Hi!"
...
07-01-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,691
Posted By bovine

Commute and do errands on the bike. Then every...

Commute and do errands on the bike. Then every ride is worth it. :D
07-01-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,691
Posted By bovine

It'll become less of a problem once riding...

It'll become less of a problem once riding becomes a habit. It's like when you start a new workout routine. The first couple of times are a PITA because you're trying to recall what lifts you're...
07-01-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By bovine

The troll hunter becomes the troll. Man, what is...

The troll hunter becomes the troll. Man, what is with your hard on for purported trolls? Just use the ignore function.
06-30-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,728
Posted By bovine

I'm sorry. I almost never do this, but, c'mon. ...

I'm sorry. I almost never do this, but, c'mon.

Single Bike Stand (http://bfy.tw/bGP)
06-30-15, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,563
Posted By bovine

I'm out of the market because my youngest is ~4,...

I'm out of the market because my youngest is ~4, but I'd drop $200 to (maybe) 300 on a balance bike no problem at the outset of my three stairstep kiddos no problem. I'd probably only go as high as...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,862
Posted By bovine

+eleventybillion

+eleventybillion
Forum: Commuting
06-30-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,862
Posted By bovine

Pretty sure it also mandates that you make...

Pretty sure it also mandates that you make "vrooom vrooom" noises with your mouth while biking.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-15, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By bovine

If they're confident that the 45mm fenders can...

If they're confident that the 45mm fenders can fit between your seat stays and fork, I'd probably go for the larger fenders, just in case you ever want to change tire widths. I also like to buy...
06-30-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By bovine

Like a much longer, more boring version of Speed....

Like a much longer, more boring version of Speed.

"Pop quiz, hotshot. Stop biking and you die. What do you do? What do you do?"
06-30-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By bovine

Riding a bike for an hour extends cyclist's life by same time, say Dutch researchers

Riding a bike for an hour extends cyclist's life by same time, say Dutch researchers (http://road.cc/content/news/154903-riding-bike-hour-extends-cyclists-life-same-time-say-dutch-researchers)
...
06-27-15, 10:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,174
Posted By bovine

What a collection of ********. I do enjoy...

What a collection of ********.

I do enjoy watching them eat pavement occasionally though.
06-27-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,898
Posted By bovine

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06-27-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,001
Posted By bovine

I pass too many riders going the wrong way or...

I pass too many riders going the wrong way or riding drunk to ever think that's a good solution. Texas has vulnerable user laws as well and I agree w/ kickstart; it's a better solution and violations...
06-27-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,044
Posted By bovine

Take it to P&R, imbecile.

Take it to P&R, imbecile.
06-27-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,271
Posted By bovine

I use a helmet mirror and this was actually an...

I use a helmet mirror and this was actually an issue before I moved from riding the drops on my cross bike to sitting fully upright on my cargo. I think it has to do with having to lift your head up...
06-27-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,044
Posted By bovine

I agree that people in kit seem like the most...

I agree that people in kit seem like the most likely to wave and be congenial, likely because they seem to be the most aware of their surrounding.

As to your question, I get asked pretty regularly...
06-25-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,794
Posted By bovine

Yep, we're currently in the wild wild west days...

Yep, we're currently in the wild wild west days of internet purchases, sort of like the mid-'90s and Napster music/video downloads. People shouldn't expect this to continue indefinitely; I'd imagine...
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