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Forum: Commuting
03-07-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,300,264
Posted By Scrockern8r

New commuter build. Moved some of the good parts...

New commuter build. Moved some of the good parts from the old commuter (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/49471-Commuter-Bicycle-Pics?p=12794682&viewfull=1#post12794682) and moved them to the...
04-14-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Scrockern8r

Not going to end well... Take the advice...

Not going to end well...
Take the advice offered. It is good.
Forum: Commuting
04-02-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,515
Posted By Scrockern8r

Two and a half years in the Pacific NW,...

Two and a half years in the Pacific NW, year-round, and the Radbot 1000 is still going strong. It has multiple modes, is very bright, and run time is good. ~9 hours flash mode, ~4 hours on slow...
03-28-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By Scrockern8r

CA = Canada.

CA = Canada.
Forum: Commuting
03-25-13, 11:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,590
Posted By Scrockern8r

Cycle commuting doubles my overall (one-way)...

Cycle commuting doubles my overall (one-way) commute time from 40 minutes to 80. I'll stop at the Park and Ride at mile 25 and ride the last 13 miles to work. The cool part is the fact that the bike...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,583
Posted By Scrockern8r

Filling out the mid-pack fodder with three bikes....

Filling out the mid-pack fodder with three bikes.
1. Geared '77 Schwinn Traveller III road bike w/rack and fenders for commuting/leisure.
2. Geared '05 Specialized Rockhopper Pro Comp MTB dedicated...
Forum: Foo
11-19-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,011
Posted By Scrockern8r

[/QUOTE] jdon... ahsposo isn't talking about...

[/QUOTE]

jdon... ahsposo isn't talking about baked goods.
Hostess products may have similar characteristics, but they reside in a class all their own. Like maybe Splenda, powdered milk; except...
Forum: Foo
11-18-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,011
Posted By Scrockern8r

Ding Dongs are like the chocolate cupcakes,...

Ding Dongs are like the chocolate cupcakes, wrapped with chocolate.
WINNING!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,072
Posted By Scrockern8r

^ Do this while keeping the front wheel 1/16th...

^
Do this while keeping the front wheel 1/16th off the ground for the climb. When the rear wheel starts to slip; that is the maximum incline climbable with a road bike.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,100
Posted By Scrockern8r

Commonly use only one pannier. It became habit to...

Commonly use only one pannier. It became habit to use the one on the right side due to ease of accessibility while the bike was parked on a kickstand.
Kickstand is gone, but the habit remains.
Forum: Foo
10-26-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 415
Posted By Scrockern8r

Derailed. /thread

Derailed.
/thread
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,769
Posted By Scrockern8r

When I was about 10 or so, I was working on my...

When I was about 10 or so, I was working on my bike. I was getting frustrated with it and in a fit of anger, I hit the wheel as hard as I could with the wrench I was using.
The wrench bounced off...
09-07-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,775
Posted By Scrockern8r

This will get you really close if a rollout of...

This will get you really close if a rollout of the wheel measurement seems inconvenient.
Measure from the center of the axle to the outer radius of the tire. Where the rubber hits the road. Maybe...
08-24-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Scrockern8r

I've got a set of those Weinmans on my '77...

I've got a set of those Weinmans on my '77 Schwinn Traveller. Spring for a new freewheel, chain, and brake pads. They aren't that expensive, and you will be rewarded with a drive train that is smooth...
08-06-12, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Scrockern8r

I bought a set of these from jensonusa.com...

I bought a set of these from jensonusa.com http://www.jensonusa.com/Road-and-Cross-Wheels/Dimension-w-Alex-X404-27-Road-Wheel Less than $100 shipped to my door.
They are 27' not 700C.
I'm about...
06-10-12, 09:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,234
Posted By Scrockern8r

Used a kick stand for several years because the...

Used a kick stand for several years because the bike came with one installed. Through various circumstances, the bike fell over several times. When I thought about it, I realized I'd spent $120.00 in...
06-07-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By Scrockern8r

It really depends on your situation. I stopped...

It really depends on your situation. I stopped riding all-together for a period of 12 years. During that time, I always had a place to store my bike. If I'd lost that resource, I would have sold it...
Forum: Foo
06-02-12, 12:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 616
Posted By Scrockern8r

In a genuine 'piggy bank'. A ceramic pig shaped...

In a genuine 'piggy bank'. A ceramic pig shaped container. The rule is; when it is too full to fit a coin, then the kids get to count it up and split it for any purchase they wish.
It takes about...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-12, 09:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,603
Posted By Scrockern8r

I do. Using a Radbot 1000 and some rechargeable...

I do. Using a Radbot 1000 and some rechargeable batteries. The run time on flash mode is long enough that rotating out batteries is a non-issue.
I figure anything I can do to help myself not get hit...
04-18-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By Scrockern8r

Something is off. Left hand drive train may be a...

Something is off. Left hand drive train may be a clue...
04-02-12, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By Scrockern8r

I had these symptoms recently. Ended up replacing...

I had these symptoms recently. Ended up replacing the cassette, chain and one ring. (The one most used.)
Try various gear combinations to establish which ring(s) and/or cogs are causing the issue....
04-01-12, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By Scrockern8r

Good luck with your build. I have a T III also. I...

Good luck with your build. I have a T III also. I bought it 3 years ago in all-original condition. Still had the knubbies on the stock tires (now rotten and cracked). Been replacing parts as they...
03-10-12, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Scrockern8r

Hmmm, Looks like a fork trail adjustment was...

Hmmm,
Looks like a fork trail adjustment was made to make the handling more responsive.

You can pull it back out; but why? It'll handle like an unloaded touring bike.
02-29-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,356
Posted By Scrockern8r

Think there was a subtle message when James was...

Think there was a subtle message when James was crushed by the wheels of an oil tanker?
01-22-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,743
Posted By Scrockern8r

My bot1000 behaves the same way as ro-monster...

My bot1000 behaves the same way as ro-monster describes. (also the same as the second video) Mine is also about 1.5 years old. They must have changed the flash modes.
I run in blink mode most of the...
10-07-11, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By Scrockern8r

I expected it to last for the remainder of my...

I expected it to last for the remainder of my lifetime. Unfortunately, the bike sat for a long time and one of the BB cups welded to the shell. When the BB went out, the threads were destroyed during...
Forum: Foo
10-06-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,598
Posted By Scrockern8r

Show me someone who isn't doing anything wrong;...

Show me someone who isn't doing anything wrong; and I'll show you someone isn't doing anything.
Forum: Introductions
09-23-11, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Scrockern8r

The general rule of thumb is: pain behind the...

The general rule of thumb is: pain behind the knee is seat too high. Pain in front of the knee means seat too low.
I recommend dropping the seat a little. Maybe a thumb width.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,034
Posted By Scrockern8r

Shrinkage/turtle/inversion while cycling. No. I...

Shrinkage/turtle/inversion while cycling. No.
I experience it regularly while running.
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By Scrockern8r

This just blows my mind... I've bought lots of...

This just blows my mind...
I've bought lots of stuff of craigslist. Unless there was deceit, I've never tried to roll-back or alter the terms of a sale.
When one purchases something from a private...
Forum: Foo
09-02-11, 10:11 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,052
Posted By Scrockern8r

217292 ^Oh Yes. Bump.^

217292
^Oh Yes. Bump.^
09-02-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By Scrockern8r

For those who ride in Longview, WA

Apparently, a couple of bad apples has spoiled it for the rest of us. Please pass this along to any one you know that rides the area that parking previously enjoyed is now off limits.
This message...
08-27-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Scrockern8r

Oh yeah, I forgot about the BMX park at SeaTac....

Oh yeah,
I forgot about the BMX park at SeaTac. That's an actual BMX race track. I moved away before the area was transformed into a park. Not much in the way of trails for MTB when there were still...
08-27-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Scrockern8r

There is Duthie park...

There is Duthie park (http://evergreenmtb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Trail:Duthie_Hill#.22How_to_Get_Here.22_Maps) out near Issaquah. About 1/2 hour from Seattle.
Also, Banner Park...
08-26-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,969
Posted By Scrockern8r

Hey! You're in my neighborhood! I'm out in...

Hey! You're in my neighborhood!
I'm out in Oakville, and ride in this area, as well as the trail to Oly and Yelm.
I find the last stretch of the Bucoda Highway (N. Pearl St.) just out of Centralia...
08-23-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By Scrockern8r

I've got one of those. I'ts my first real road...

I've got one of those. I'ts my first real road bike and it has been good to me.
The crank arms slide on to the square tapered axle.
I usually slide them on and give it a good wack with a RUBBER...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-11, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,785
Posted By Scrockern8r

That hoop could serve double-duty as a crumple...

That hoop could serve double-duty as a crumple zone...
I like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,725
Posted By Scrockern8r

Duct tape FTW.

Duct tape FTW.
08-17-11, 01:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,468
Posted By Scrockern8r

This individual posted video of the area during...

This individual posted video of the area during similar weather conditions, and one hour earlier in the day...
This was not an accident.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuMQ8_y_cvw
-Uploaded by...
Forum: Foo
08-16-11, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 795
Posted By Scrockern8r

Good for you Trey! This may be an odd way of...

Good for you Trey!
This may be an odd way of looking at it. I dunno.
When I quit smoking, I had to change my thought pattern from 'how long can I go without' to "I don't need this crap. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,857
Posted By Scrockern8r

Really simple 30 second solution. Take a hammer...

Really simple 30 second solution.
Take a hammer to the frame and fork. Same with the wheel if it falls under the same category. Sell.
08-11-11, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,738
Posted By Scrockern8r

Stop using the glue-less patches. You'll get...

Stop using the glue-less patches. You'll get better results.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-11, 06:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,373
Posted By Scrockern8r

Phone conversations don't mean squat. Showing...

Phone conversations don't mean squat.
Showing up with $700 cash after you have talked about a pretty firm price over the phone shows you are persistent and ready to make a deal. If no one has bought...
08-03-11, 05:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,159
Posted By Scrockern8r

I'm surprised the possible penalties are so low....

I'm surprised the possible penalties are so low. I've been charged with reckless driving just for going around a corner fast on my motorcycle. Much less purposely colliding with another vehicle and...
08-03-11, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Scrockern8r

Google Chrome has quickly become my favorite...

Google Chrome has quickly become my favorite browser, just for the fast page loads. I used the spam blocker host file entries with great success.
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
This works...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,766
Posted By Scrockern8r

I'm out in the country, so this doesn't happen...

I'm out in the country, so this doesn't happen often. But...
If there is enough room for both of us to pass safely within the bike lane, or to the right of the fog line on busier roads, or if there...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Scrockern8r

Wow! Compared to the roads in my neighborhood,...

Wow! Compared to the roads in my neighborhood, you've got a LOT of turns on your route....
Forum: Commuting
07-20-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,099
Posted By Scrockern8r

Curb side. --- Fred Alert! Fred Alert! Fred...

Curb side.
--- Fred Alert! Fred Alert! Fred Alert! Fred Alert! ---
I find it easier to get into with the bike on the kickstand.
07-17-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,280
Posted By Scrockern8r

Did he give you 'the look' before droping the...

Did he give you 'the look' before droping the hamar?:)
Yesterday, I was climbing a slight grade on my 40 pound ten speed along with my customarily included 80 pounds of fat when a couple of...
07-15-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,259
Posted By Scrockern8r

kevrider has got it right. Want to snap that bike...

kevrider has got it right. Want to snap that bike into a turn? Push forward on the same side of the handlebars as you want to go. This is especially effective with much heavier vehicles like...
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