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11-22-14, 06:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,273
Posted By gizmocat

I have used a helmet mirror for ten years and...

I have used a helmet mirror for ten years and will not ride without one. It's a lifesaver. I am currently using a Bike Peddler but have to hold it on with wire...so am thinking of upgrading to a...
11-22-14, 06:41 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 15,218
Posted By gizmocat

I have ridden on bike trails and bike paths, and...

I have ridden on bike trails and bike paths, and prefer the separate trails. I walk my bike across the intersections, unless they are small side streets where traffic can be heard coming. Major roads...
11-22-14, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,843
Posted By gizmocat

Hello all, I am a new member here. I am riding a...

Hello all, I am a new member here. I am riding a 2005 Trek 7200 step through that has been upgraded...I replaced the original 7 speed twist gears with a 21 speed Shimano gearset, added fenders,...
07-27-07, 04:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,199
Posted By gizmocat

YES, Glucosamine and Chonditrin work for me! I'd...

YES, Glucosamine and Chonditrin work for me! I'd also recommend Potassium for muscle pains. Magnesium, I believe, only works when combined with calcium?
07-27-07, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,211
Posted By gizmocat

I have had pains above my knees after recent...

I have had pains above my knees after recent rides. The patch doesn't go numb, though.
The doctor is better qualified to let me know what is wrong...I dread arthritis...Thank you for posting about...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-07, 03:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,570
Posted By gizmocat

When you figure the cost of driving, please be...

When you figure the cost of driving, please be sure to add on the insurance and depreciation. Driving is a LOT more expensive than just gasoline.
07-27-07, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,652,921
Posted By gizmocat

Here in our town, the streets are either chewed...

Here in our town, the streets are either chewed up with potholes from the winter storms, or torn up by work crews. They are a disaster. The sidewalks in the residential neighbourhoods are a good deal...
07-27-07, 03:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By gizmocat

I had major surgery on my right knee. After...

I had major surgery on my right knee. After physical therapy was completed, I was bicycling short distances. It did wonders for the knee (I would not be walking today if it were not for the bicycle)...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-07, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,742
Posted By gizmocat

I would worry more about live folks on a remote...

I would worry more about live folks on a remote route than dead ones. Unless the dead ones REALLy want your bicycle.
03-24-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,952
Posted By gizmocat

I've had no problem putting U-locks around the...

I've had no problem putting U-locks around the tires of my Trek bike. There should certainly be some distance between the tire and the frame...and the locks are not that thick.
Forum: Introductions
03-24-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By gizmocat

Cypress DX!

I had one of those til some lowlife stole it. It is an excellent bike, very good for people with restricted motion or injuries. Enjoy it!
Forum: Introductions
03-24-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By gizmocat

Back by vehicular demand.

Hello all, I signed off the forum a few months ago when the bike went into the basement to hibernate. Unfortunately I've got some skeletal injuries that make it imperative that I stay off the bike in...
03-24-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,937
Posted By gizmocat

I believe the best phrasing is: "I'm fat. You're...

I believe the best phrasing is: "I'm fat. You're ugly. I can go on a diet."

If someone says "F**k you!" the corrrect answer is "Don't you wish you could?"
08-16-06, 05:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,728
Posted By gizmocat

My stolen bike was covered by renter's insurance....

My stolen bike was covered by renter's insurance.
Any accidents are covered by my health insurance.
Bicyclists should obey traffic laws. Anyone who advocates 'running a red light' will be testing...
08-16-06, 05:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,583
Posted By gizmocat

Keith99: Better rephrase that. "Cycling is a...

Keith99: Better rephrase that. "Cycling is a recreation, not a need or basic means of transportation, for you."
It certainly is necessary for me. It's my main transportation. It also helps me repair...
08-15-06, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By gizmocat

I dislike the Kryptonite locks because a...

I dislike the Kryptonite locks because a defective one cost me my last bike. I'm stuck with the New Yorker though since it is the top rated lock out there.
My "Club for Bikes" looks pretty strong,...
08-15-06, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By gizmocat

Berlin Germany had bollards installed along the...

Berlin Germany had bollards installed along the bike trails. They also put them along the streets to keep cars from parking on the sidewalks. (Berlin drivers are truly amazing and they will park...
08-15-06, 04:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,583
Posted By gizmocat

Excellent letter, EnigManiac. The chowderhead...

Excellent letter, EnigManiac.
The chowderhead should live in Europe for a year. He'd find out just how necessary a car is in Copenhagen (not at all, everyone rides a bike) or Berlin (four kinds of...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-06, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,673
Posted By gizmocat

I own the Serfas SL 100. It attaches with a clip...

I own the Serfas SL 100. It attaches with a clip that is easily removable. You should remember to take it with you when parking the bicycle anywhere.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-06, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By gizmocat

I use a Trek hybrid 'step through' to do what you...

I use a Trek hybrid 'step through' to do what you do.

You might also look up a Breezer Uptown 8,

or a Giant Cypress DX (replace the saddle.)

and get a good lock or two! good luck
08-13-06, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By gizmocat

The Unbreakable two-part lock looks very much...

The Unbreakable two-part lock looks very much like my "Club for Bikes". The double construction probably makes it very strong as long as you don't pull it out TOO far. Check online to see if anyone...
08-12-06, 04:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,724
Posted By gizmocat

I would have called 911 and reported the cager as...

I would have called 911 and reported the cager as a reckless driver. There was plenty of evidence other than the bicyclist's 'brushing.' And the cyclist was threatened. He had plenty of witnesses too.
08-12-06, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,652,921
Posted By gizmocat

The one fallacy in the 'drive in the street...

The one fallacy in the 'drive in the street argument' is this:

ANY driver is responsible for his vehicle at ALL times. A car pulling out of a driveway MUST look on the sidewalk for ANY approaching...
08-12-06, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 217,368
Posted By gizmocat

At the age of 12 I was riding my new bicycle. No...

At the age of 12 I was riding my new bicycle. No one wore helmets then (it was the late Jurassic period). Anyway I rode the bicycle into a pedestrian crossing at the top of a small hill. A panel...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-06, 03:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By gizmocat

To quote myself, I'd rather look stupid (wear a...

To quote myself, I'd rather look stupid (wear a helmet) and safe (a cab for the dangerous part of the commute) than dead.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-06, 03:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,774
Posted By gizmocat

I agree with CHenry. Personal hygiene is not a...

I agree with CHenry. Personal hygiene is not a proper subject to mention in a job interview!
Forum: Commuting
08-11-06, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By gizmocat

There is no safe way over the busy road on a...

There is no safe way over the busy road on a bicycle.

I'm middle aged, in average to below average condition, and I'm taking a road that I know is safe. Why is it so important to people here that...
Forum: Touring
08-11-06, 04:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,960
Posted By gizmocat

I love my B67 saddle. Even though it's not broken...

I love my B67 saddle. Even though it's not broken in I am not sore after riding it about 40 miles to date (not constantly, but one ride was 16 miles on a day old saddle.) They are beautifully...
Forum: Touring
08-11-06, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By gizmocat

I have been carrying about forty pounds in the...

I have been carrying about forty pounds in the two large Rixen and Kaul panniers I've owned for years. Two large rear panniers could carry sixty; is there some way you could work with two big...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-06, 04:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,758
Posted By gizmocat

I use a bungee cord that is wrapped in a special...

I use a bungee cord that is wrapped in a special way, sort of like a square not. It doesn't eliminate the rattling but does keep the lock in place.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By gizmocat

Well, if you want to get technical, go ahead. As...

Well, if you want to get technical, go ahead. As for me I failed math. I don't wear fancy biking gear; the lube and grease's costs are measured in pennies, and I'm due for free tuneups for the rest...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By gizmocat

that should be 'health' but it helps in other...

that should be 'health' but it helps in other ways too. I have to drop some weight and the doctor heartily approved of this new exercise regimen. So I consider the taxi bills to be my 'health club...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By gizmocat

I believe that if you add in insurance, tune-ups,...

I believe that if you add in insurance, tune-ups, etc. the car is far more expensive. A friend told me it cost her $25.00 every time she just started the car up.
Plus the bike is better for your...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,274
Posted By gizmocat

Moxfyre, that's a great idea about the caulk. I...

Moxfyre, that's a great idea about the caulk. I was worried about thieves with Allen wrenches.

I'm going to be tying my bicycle up in front of a busy library for around six hours a day, in the...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By gizmocat

I don't have a car. I don't even have a license....

I don't have a car. I don't even have a license. Believe me I'm happier that way.

And I don't have to insure or park the taxi.
08-10-06, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By gizmocat

I've been through this and there's nothing you...

I've been through this and there's nothing you can really do if you don't have the bike's serial number. Be sure the new one is registered. Then you would have these cruds to rights.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 05:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,274
Posted By gizmocat

I am buying the Ortleib Large Business Bag. It's...

I am buying the Ortleib Large Business Bag. It's expensive but good value for money since it is totally waterproof.

Be sure to read the forum for tips on how best to lock your bicycle! The bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By gizmocat

One other RIT professor lives in my building and...

One other RIT professor lives in my building and commutes by bicycle. He's an experienced rider in good health He warned me not to chance the Jefferson Road ride and that there was no way of avoiding...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By gizmocat

I used to fantasize that my bicycle was actually...

I used to fantasize that my bicycle was actually a horse and I was carrying an important dispatch for the King.
Since I used to bicycle along the Thames towpath to Hampton Court it was easy to...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 04:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,774
Posted By gizmocat

Not if the supervisor knows you. It's just not...

Not if the supervisor knows you. It's just not something you mention during a job interview.
08-10-06, 04:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,358
Posted By gizmocat

Can anyone recommend a good brand of 'bicycle...

Can anyone recommend a good brand of 'bicycle alarm'?
Forum: Commuting
08-09-06, 09:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,640
Posted By gizmocat

I really wanted a Breezer but when I got my...

I really wanted a Breezer but when I got my 'involuntary upgrade' (i.e. my Giant Cypress was stolen) there were none available for sale in my town, so I had to get a Trek instead. My bike is my...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-06, 08:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,774
Posted By gizmocat

Big Producer definitely didn't do coke. I can't...

Big Producer definitely didn't do coke. I can't mention who he was but he's one of the Biggest of the Big.
And no, you can't claim discrimination for making a bad impression on a job interview....
08-09-06, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,358
Posted By gizmocat

The fault lies with the manufacturer. The city is...

The fault lies with the manufacturer. The city is to be commended for purchasing what seemed to be a useful, well designed product. The manufacturer should be required to replace the defective items.
Forum: Touring
08-09-06, 08:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,929
Posted By gizmocat

I'm getting an Ortlieb Large Office bag for the...

I'm getting an Ortlieb Large Office bag for the upcoming commute to the college. This is completely waterproof and has a very sophisticated locking/attachment system for my rear rack.

I have two...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-06, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,050
Posted By gizmocat

In Rochester we, or rather I, say PAN-nyur.

In Rochester we, or rather I, say PAN-nyur.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-06, 08:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,774
Posted By gizmocat

sorry, that should be they had a SHOWER in the...

sorry, that should be they had a SHOWER in the studio. No one but the Big Producer could use it. He also had a private popcorn machine.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,774
Posted By gizmocat

Several people have pointed out an important...

Several people have pointed out an important feature of job interviews.
It's best not to volunteer information that is not requested. YOUR requests should be postponed until after you actually have...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-06, 08:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,748
Posted By gizmocat

Actually if the punks were driving such an...

Actually if the punks were driving such an easily-identifiable car you can have the cops after them in a jiffy. The problem is that you don't have evidence of assault; they did not actually hit you....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-06, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,666
Posted By gizmocat

Here are some reviews of the Axo Tiburons. ...

Here are some reviews of the Axo Tiburons.

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Gloves/product_21724.shtml
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