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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By adebrunner

E-book Training as good as real book or magazine subscription?

Hey All,

I'm not much of a serious road rider, but it seems the older I get, the more seriously I take things...don't know why. As such, I am looking at starting to begin a concerted training...
07-07-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By adebrunner

Go to sheldonbrown.com there is a link for...

Go to sheldonbrown.com there is a link for SS/Fixed info. You will probably find everything you need there.
07-07-08, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By adebrunner

An idea for a fixed gear with vert. dropouts?

Let me know what's wrong with this idea or if it might just work. I ran into a problem with a mountain bike that I was converting as it had vertical dropouts. My only solution was to buy an...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By adebrunner

If you have a flashy bike lock, that makes it...

If you have a flashy bike lock, that makes it pretty attractive for somebody to steal the lock for themselves.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,321
Posted By adebrunner

According to the NOAA your overall odds of being...

According to the NOAA your overall odds of being a lightning victim are 1 in 280,000,000. You're probably going to be okay. Also, if you've been hit already, you're safe.
06-26-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By adebrunner

Sweet, thanks. It's steel, so I guess I'm all...

Sweet, thanks. It's steel, so I guess I'm all set to ride off into the night.
06-26-08, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By adebrunner

Made a bike trade...

Just traded a singlespeed of mine for a fixed gear to see what all the fuss is about. When I got the new bike home, I took out the rear wheel to add a link in the chain only to find out that the...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By adebrunner

http://www.drugstore.com/qxp150834_334918_sespider...

http://www.drugstore.com/qxp150834_334918_sespider/ziploc/freezer_bags_gallon.htm

If you make these yourself, you could just use the "kitty litter box" pannier solution. That should protect them...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,842
Posted By adebrunner

Pretty sure that's not the case. Try walking out...

Pretty sure that's not the case. Try walking out with $500 worth of merchandise and see what happens. You: Well you see, your honor, I DO own the company, therefore I was only stealing from myself....
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By adebrunner

don't forget about the oft-overlooked pasttime of...

don't forget about the oft-overlooked pasttime of "moneyburning" where you pile up your cash and set it ablaze. That gets expensive quick.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 961
Posted By adebrunner

I just missed hitting a pedestrian today as well...

I just missed hitting a pedestrian today as well but, the dude was too quick for me and got to the other side of the street before I could get him. I circled back for another attempt, but he ran away...
06-18-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,847
Posted By adebrunner

Why canti brakes? Nothing else still uses that...

Why canti brakes? Nothing else still uses that method right?
06-18-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,858
Posted By adebrunner

I have a buddy like this...be glad you never get...

I have a buddy like this...be glad you never get arrested because things never pan out the way he reads like they will on the internet. He's always got these "secret" methods for outsmarting the...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,467
Posted By adebrunner

This reminded me of an non-bike-related story,...

This reminded me of an non-bike-related story, but it deals with trains and, I assume, some embarrassment and it was hilarious. I was on a train in Europe, and I was looking out the window because I...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By adebrunner

I can't see how that's true. There are really...

I can't see how that's true. There are really few people who I see on or off a bike who couldn't easily lose 4lbs off their bodies without really noticing it. I say, put down the cookies, lose 4lbs...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,255
Posted By adebrunner

I'm a dude. Every time I hold a door open for a...

I'm a dude. Every time I hold a door open for a mixed gender group of strangers who are behind me, eg. the theater, mall restaurant etc. I almost always get a thank you or nod or something from the...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 867
Posted By adebrunner

I'm glad you got the bike. I'm still on your...

I'm glad you got the bike. I'm still on your side on this one, man. I really feel like they kept screwing up, felt like idiots and didn't want to talk to you for fear that you'd try to punch them...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,090
Posted By adebrunner

I know everyone else pretty much said this, but...

I know everyone else pretty much said this, but chilling, slowing up and striking up a conversation really couldn't hurt at all. I mean the nonthreatening biking topic is already set out for you, so...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 867
Posted By adebrunner

I mostly agree with this in that they are...

I mostly agree with this in that they are attempting to right a bad situation, but anybody in PR or Customer Service will tell you that constant communication is vital to a smooth...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 867
Posted By adebrunner

Damn dude...it sounds like they really effed this...

Damn dude...it sounds like they really effed this up. I'm pretty terrible with confrontations, myself, but I certainly think that this is worth more than a helmet. I hate to sound litigious, but...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By adebrunner

Is anti-monkey butt powder anywhere near as...

Is anti-monkey butt powder anywhere near as effective as this "shark repellant (http://www.bestofgooglevideo.com/video.php?video=51)"
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,967
Posted By adebrunner

That's why I posted this, I was mocking them. ...

That's why I posted this, I was mocking them. Again, evidently not extreme enough. I looked at the front page of the forum and saw no gas-related threads, so I had to do something. It could've...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 09:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,967
Posted By adebrunner

It's almost TOO easy.

It's almost TOO easy.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By adebrunner

Throw out the watter bottle. Or at least rinse...

Throw out the watter bottle. Or at least rinse it out REAL good.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,131
Posted By adebrunner

I can respect your position. However, I would...

I can respect your position. However, I would argue that NOT cheating is downright unamerican. Level playing field? Sounds like some commie BS to me! If you want to make an omlette (at least a...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,967
Posted By adebrunner

o snap. Yeah, when I posted, I thought I...

o snap.

Yeah, when I posted, I thought I was being so ridiculous that nobody would take me seriously, but then I forget how ridiculous people actually are, so my bad. It's hard to push the...
06-12-08, 07:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,206
Posted By adebrunner

Many people have made similar comments, but man,...

Many people have made similar comments, but man, $200 in a year isn't a lot of money for transportation. (I didn't read all the posts so forgive me if someone has done this).
That's...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 06:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,396
Posted By adebrunner

Rode to work...about 98F and super-humid the...

Rode to work...about 98F and super-humid the other day. Then almost had to ride to a last minute doctor's appt. I kept wondering about how I was going to explain why I showed up for what was...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 06:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,967
Posted By adebrunner

Thanks for noticing. I think some other people's...

Thanks for noticing. I think some other people's firewalls blocked it. :)
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,967
Posted By adebrunner

It's a gas operated atom-masher...so of course...

It's a gas operated atom-masher...so of course the price is going to rise with oil. That's how they get ya.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,967
Posted By adebrunner

Crazy weather...all outside and stuff. There was...

Crazy weather...all outside and stuff. There was some weather that got indoors in New Jersey. They got it outside where it belongs, though, so everything's cool.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,967
Posted By adebrunner

I mean, these gas prices are REALLY high!

I mean, these gas prices are REALLY high!
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By adebrunner

What does the "H" stand for? Also (not to start...

What does the "H" stand for? Also (not to start an argument), there were reports of 8 men who were demoralized by the Pearl Harbor bombing...not many people know that. Another fact: Hitler...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,131
Posted By adebrunner

How is nobody just blatantly cheating at this? ...

How is nobody just blatantly cheating at this?

Edit: Or are they?
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,967
Posted By adebrunner

Has anybody seen these GAS prices lately?!?!

Man, they just kinda snuck up on us, but gas prices are really high. Don't know if anyone noticed that or if it's just me. You'd think this would be in the news or at least a topic of conversation...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By adebrunner

It's not just you, in fact some of the bike locks...

It's not just you, in fact some of the bike locks are actually floating in midair!!!!!11 There appears to be no good explanation for this. I guess it's just a really good photographer. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By adebrunner

Retail coffee is around $11.30/gallon. Maybe you...

Retail coffee is around $11.30/gallon. Maybe you should look into another beverage for your commute.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,504
Posted By adebrunner

I got arrested for running through someone's...

I got arrested for running through someone's sprinkler when I was 22. I couldn't believe it! Evidently there was some little-known ordinance in my borough where you had to be wearing more than just...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By adebrunner

Wow, I can appreciate the spirit of this post,...

Wow, I can appreciate the spirit of this post, but man that was completely off topic.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By adebrunner

This...

This (http://www.rei.com/product/766254?cm_mmc=cse_nextag-_-datafeed-_-product-_-na&mr:referralID=e9affeb0-37df-11dd-a197-000423c27407) should do it
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By adebrunner

This is great advice if you're training for...

This is great advice if you're training for something. However if you're just trying to get to work, wind sucks. It's like traffic for a car, people who have to deal with particularly bad...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By adebrunner

"And now here's my lovely assistant, Stacy, to...

"And now here's my lovely assistant, Stacy, to help you with your flat tire repairs! I never leave home without her!"
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By adebrunner

I think people have found that it's impossible to...

I think people have found that it's impossible to stay dry. Either you're wet with sweat or rainwater, you can pick either one no matter how expensive or nice your gear is. I've heard rain capes...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 07:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,673
Posted By adebrunner

I've heard great things about pedal pushers. ...

I've heard great things about pedal pushers. Never heard of Merv's but if I ever find myself out that way, I'll stop in. I'm always on the lookout for a good place to spend my money!
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 02:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,396
Posted By adebrunner

It's 99 out right now. It was like 87 when I got...

It's 99 out right now. It was like 87 when I got to work at 8. It's humid as well, I couldn't stop sweating for like an hour after I got here. I walked around and then chilled in the bathroom for...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By adebrunner

relatively simple, but if you don't have the...

relatively simple, but if you don't have the time, desire, tools to figure stuff out on a bike, you're looking for a headache. I wouldn't suggest this if you're looking to just hop on something and...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,673
Posted By adebrunner

What shops are you talking about, out of...

What shops are you talking about, out of curiosity, particularly the excellent one? I have had similar experiences here in Camp Hill...I really like Mountain Side Ski and Sports in Mechanicsburg and...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By adebrunner

Jazz singer/trumpeter...famous for "what a...

Jazz singer/trumpeter...famous for "what a wonderful world" I'm surprised you didn't know that.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By adebrunner

gascostalot...

gascostalot (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=122302), try here (http://www.nashbar.com/results.cfm?category=600097&subcategory=60001116&storetype=&estoreid=&init=y&pagename=Category%3A%20Tubes)
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,015
Posted By adebrunner

Just like the Canadians, coming to the US and...

Just like the Canadians, coming to the US and sitting in the middle of the road. This is the final straw. Dispatching geese to hurt our infrastructure is low.
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