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Forum: Commuting
02-18-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,536
Posted By elares

That cop is a gem.

That cop is a gem.
Forum: Commuting
12-07-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,812
Posted By elares

Sheldon Brown. Wheelbuilding...

Sheldon Brown.
Wheelbuilding (http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html)

What a day, sailing down the street on wheels I spec'd and built myself.
Forum: Commuting
12-07-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,812
Posted By elares

I am riding Dyad's 3x 36h on Phil hubs. These...

I am riding Dyad's 3x 36h on Phil hubs. These are the first wheels I built myself and they have 50k+ miles on them. No complaints. Tough. Keeping true. All good. Given the chance, I would...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By elares

Do you replace your spare tubes periodically to...

Do you replace your spare tubes periodically to ensure they have not rotted at the creases? That caught me out on my last flat.

I hope your good fortune continues.
Forum: Commuting
01-04-13, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,192
Posted By elares

I ride a Riv on a 30 mile round trip. Second...

I ride a Riv on a 30 mile round trip. Second rainiest year on record, rode it every day. I take on the local mtn bike trails with the kids. I carry pannier on the rear rack all the time. I weigh...
02-28-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,792
Posted By elares

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270713658481&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_534wt_1141

corrected link
02-28-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,792
Posted By elares

Bike Friday Triple Tandem for sale in Los Angeles

Bike Friday Triple Tandem for sale in Los Angeles

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_534wt_1141
02-28-11, 03:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 914
Posted By elares

Bike Friday Triple Tandem for sale in Los Angeles

Bike Friday Triple Tandem for sale
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270713658481#ht_534wt_1141
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,217
Posted By elares

Bike Friday Triple Tandem for sale

Bike Friday Triple Tandem for sale
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270713658481#ht_534wt_1141
Forum: Commuting
12-23-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By elares

Why shouldn't I re-use my existing spokes? Same...

Why shouldn't I re-use my existing spokes? Same hub,spokes,rim(replacement) I won't need to know the ERD that I didn't write down in my wheelbuilders notebook :)
Forum: Commuting
12-23-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By elares

Flat spotted my Dyad rim

I've been an infrequent commuter lately. Back on the bike today, heavily loaded rear panniers and a moments inattention in the dark and I hit a big hole in the pavement. My handle bars rotated down...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,322
Posted By elares

Moultons don't fold. Some separate into two...

Moultons don't fold. Some separate into two halves.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-10, 01:33 PM
Forum: Commuting
10-19-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,052
Posted By elares

I've flown into and out of SEATAC before using my...

I've flown into and out of SEATAC before using my Bike Friday folder. My distance to LAX at the other end was too great so I rode to the airport shuttle location.
SEATAC is easy to get into and out...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By elares

When that has happened to me, the cable broke at...

When that has happened to me, the cable broke at the shifter. This left lots of cable still attached to the rear derailer and threaded through the housing. I pulled the cable until the derailer had...
Forum: Triathlon
09-30-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By elares

Moto Support Advice

I have been asked to ride moto support for the Los Angeles Tri this weekend. This is my first time riding support. What advice do you experienced tri riders have for me. I understand it is bad...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,136
Posted By elares

I rode home in 106F last week and should see 104...

I rode home in 106F last week and should see 104 today. In the west San Fernando Valley. I agree with above that it's fine as long as I keep moving. Waiting at a light, no wind, hot pavement, hot...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By elares

Three flats in one week = new tire.

Three flats in one week = new tire.
Forum: Touring
03-20-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,566
Posted By elares

xcapekey, do they deny HB sites when on the phone...

xcapekey, do they deny HB sites when on the phone or when you are standing at the front gate?
Forum: Touring
03-20-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,566
Posted By elares

Thanks roadfix and Beelzbutt. These are the...

Thanks roadfix and Beelzbutt. These are the anecdotes I need to hear.

Does anyone have a copy or link to any park service rules about HB camping?
Forum: Touring
03-20-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,566
Posted By elares

California coast Hike or Bike camping

I'm planning a tour southbound along the California coast and need information about Hike or Bike (HB) camping. I've read references to Hike or Bike in "Bicycling the Pacific Coast" and web accounts...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By elares

Schmidt SON hub for sale

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=270344832111
10-07-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,855
Posted By elares

bookmark

bookmark
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,478
Posted By elares

The security guard at the Verizon store told me I...

The security guard at the Verizon store told me I couldn't bring my bike in. I told him it was a stroller. I verified with the store employees (later) that there was no problem brining strollers or...
08-05-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,642
Posted By elares

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Forum: Commuting
05-22-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,253
Posted By elares

licenses are required and cost $10 in Los...

licenses are required and cost $10 in Los Angeles. I can't remember if that's a city or county code.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,956
Posted By elares

I never put a foot down but I always stop. Most...

I never put a foot down but I always stop. Most often I roll back an inch just to be sure. It's dicey if other cyclists are around because they don't expect me to stop. I do expect a ticket some...
05-05-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By elares

I'm in with my kids for the 21 grueling miles of...

I'm in with my kids for the 21 grueling miles of the shortest route. Departing before 9:00AM.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-08, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,901
Posted By elares

Where are you finding the long sleeve wicking...

Where are you finding the long sleeve wicking shirts? I don' see them at the Cabela or Alertshirt liinks. Those would be a great solution for me.

Thanks in advance.

elares
04-07-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 82,107
Posted By elares

FYI: re: Mureau Rd construction. I just got off...

FYI: re: Mureau Rd construction.
I just got off the phone with the assistant to the Calabasas Public Works Director/City Engineer and they now expect construction of the Mureau Rd bike lane to be...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By elares

I have a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. I...

I have a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. I use that and paper towels to clean up in the bathroom. No complaints yet. (six years)
Forum: Commuting
03-31-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,722
Posted By elares

Another uni rider here.

Another uni rider here.
03-28-08, 04:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,036
Posted By elares

Well, not CONSTANTLY out of phase. You would...

Well, not CONSTANTLY out of phase. You would have monents of phased-ness :)
03-28-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,036
Posted By elares

How about using a smaller chain ring on the...

How about using a smaller chain ring on the captains cranks?
Forum: Commuting
03-12-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By elares

When I go to the LBS and tell them what I need...

When I go to the LBS and tell them what I need and what problem I'm trying to solve, I'd like them to understand the words NEED and SOLVE. When I need it, the answer "I don't think we have that" is...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,148
Posted By elares

http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_vie...

http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=299894&g2
It's a two speed. Low is direct drive, high is 1.5 overdrive.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,074
Posted By elares

Zefal HPx, I have six.

Zefal HPx, I have six.
Forum: Commuting
02-06-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By elares

I had one. If I stood to pedal, when starting...

I had one. If I stood to pedal, when starting from a light, the belt would slip. It was an earlier model with drum brakes instead of disks. It folds very quickly and compactly but with no gears,...
01-24-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By elares

Good bike lanes exist on Calabasas Rd, and Agoura...

Good bike lanes exist on Calabasas Rd, and Agoura Rd from Valley Circle to Thousand Oaks. Excepting the upper section of Mureau which connects them. But Calabasas has started a project to widen...
01-21-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 10,650
Posted By elares

Sorry to hear of the crash, please heal quickly. ...

Sorry to hear of the crash, please heal quickly. Now surely you can parlay this into more gear than a helmet :)

The kids and I will look for you at Cruisin' the Conejo. Listen to the doctors.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,696
Posted By elares

At least I have some hills to deflect the wind at...

At least I have some hills to deflect the wind at points along my commute. Down on the plain where you are, there's no place to hide.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,696
Posted By elares

Just made it home. The gusts were strong. I...

Just made it home. The gusts were strong. I found my biggest problem was that in keeping my head down, I wasn't watching far enough ahead. A tough day.
01-16-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,590
Posted By elares

JP, If you want to keep up with the group while...

JP, If you want to keep up with the group while riding a unicycle, I can loan a geared 36er. It rides like a 54 when it's in overdrive.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-08, 03:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,696
Posted By elares

I ride from Woodland Hills, CA to Westlake and...

I ride from Woodland Hills, CA to Westlake and back every day. Right in the middle of Cassave's forecast of gusts to 75MPH!
Epic weather means I have to ride just so I can say I did. :)

Hang in...
12-14-07, 11:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,381
Posted By elares

My coldest commute as Feb of 2003. 22F. It was...

My coldest commute as Feb of 2003. 22F. It was a day that I dressed perfectly for conditions. I was toasty warm all the way in. It seems the hardest decision I have all day is what to wear for...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By elares

I bounce the bike a couple of times outside to...

I bounce the bike a couple of times outside to knock off the big drops, then park on a couple of carpet strips I acquired when we changed the office carpet a couple of years ago.
12-13-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,166
Posted By elares

Second genration native. Born in Sacramento,...

Second genration native. Born in Sacramento, raised in Portland, OR, moved to LA in 1989. Been here since then, 18.5 years. These 18.5 years I spent 4.5 in Glendale and 14 in Woodland Hills.
11-15-07, 03:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,516
Posted By elares

I can unicycle and juggle at the same time but,...

I can unicycle and juggle at the same time but, it makes my brain hurt.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-07, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By elares

My kids saved pop-tart boxes and sent them in to...

My kids saved pop-tart boxes and sent them in to get me a lime green Shrek helmet cover. It has protrusions like the horn-shaped ears of Shrek.

It's a fashion statement.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By elares

I bolted a slow moving vehicle triangle on the...

I bolted a slow moving vehicle triangle on the back of our trailer. http://www.mcmaster.com has them.
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