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02-24-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,421
Posted By dobber

Twice in 20 years and you're letting it bother...

Twice in 20 years and you're letting it bother you?
02-11-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,191
Posted By dobber

No, it's because it was awful difficult to put...

No, it's because it was awful difficult to put ones right hand out the window.
02-11-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,191
Posted By dobber

Which part of his post did you fail to read? I'm...

Which part of his post did you fail to read? I'm betting it was the part where he indicated the person had been patiently waiting behind them.

People just aren't use to seeing hand signals...
02-06-11, 05:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,722
Posted By dobber

I'm generally less concerned with imaginary...

I'm generally less concerned with imaginary confrontations and more concerned with enjoying my day, my ride, my life.

You should try it.
02-06-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,711
Posted By dobber

To be fair, they're an auction service. Someone...

To be fair, they're an auction service. Someone less inter-tube savvy brings the item to the auctioneer, may or may not write the description and turns it over. They, the auction service, get...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-11, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,868
Posted By dobber

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4450317097_415...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4450317097_4150ae32ab_z.jpg

I like the extra hand positions. With the protuberance at my mid-section I ain't crouching into any aero position
Forum: Commuting
02-06-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By dobber

Improperly secured skewer, poor quality skewer or...

Improperly secured skewer, poor quality skewer or the mating surfaces are compromised.
Forum: Commuting
02-04-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,310
Posted By dobber

Rolled in one morning during 1st break. Was...

Rolled in one morning during 1st break. Was about -15F outside, I'd made the 10 mile ride in on the fixed 1x1, sporting my famous Ninja Guinea Pig in a Wetsuit look. As I parked the bike, the...
01-30-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,399
Posted By dobber

Vintage 70s era gas pipe frame. The stem mounted...

Vintage 70s era gas pipe frame. The stem mounted shifters are a dead give away, harpoons for the family jewels.
01-30-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By dobber

Actually it would. Unless you've got the...

Actually it would. Unless you've got the required picks and have the experience / dexterity you can wind up trashing the seal.

Free spinning is more an indication of adjustment, not lubrication.
01-30-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,709
Posted By dobber

What would the result have been without the...

What would the result have been without the helmet?

Facts only please, no conjecture.
01-30-11, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By dobber

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_negligence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_negligence
01-29-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By dobber

What would you charge him with?

What would you charge him with?
01-28-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,851
Posted By dobber

What part of using a music player or phone...

What part of using a music player or phone precludes the ability to stop, look and listen? Why not just legislate that activity itself?
01-20-11, 07:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,089
Posted By dobber

Sorry, but are you whining about the fact that...

Sorry, but are you whining about the fact that you're being inconvenienced? Does anyone else get to store their bikes in their rooms? The world is full of situations which people see as inequities....
01-19-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By dobber

http://www.amazon.com/Cromoly-Quill-Extender-8-25i...

http://www.amazon.com/Cromoly-Quill-Extender-8-25in-22-2mm/dp/B000XNZUIQ

I've used this on a conversion. They're fairly robust. Perhaps the UK iteration of Amazon carries them
01-19-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By dobber

She wanted to wear it. And I've learned it's...

She wanted to wear it.

And I've learned it's easier to just give in.
01-19-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By dobber

Safety Helmet Fail

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5370060233_bb9647a6b1_z.jpg
01-12-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By dobber

Go with XT unless your a weight weenie.

Go with XT unless your a weight weenie.
12-28-10, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,626
Posted By dobber

You're probably a bit pigeon toed, at least when...

You're probably a bit pigeon toed, at least when you pedal. The additional bulk of the boot accentuates the problem. Have (or had) the same issue with my Lake and Answer boots in combination with...
11-23-10, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,036
Posted By dobber

Ease of manufacturing. Much easier to...

Ease of manufacturing. Much easier to stamp/mill/drill/tap a piece of aluminum. No painting or surface protection.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By dobber

I think I saw a pregnant virgin wearing one.

I think I saw a pregnant virgin wearing one.
11-13-10, 09:13 PM
11-07-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,237
Posted By dobber

Why even bother? The replacement of a loose ball...

Why even bother? The replacement of a loose ball with a cartridge bottom bracket is way too easy.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-10, 08:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,250
Posted By dobber

Justice served. Lesson learned.

Justice served. Lesson learned.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,101
Posted By dobber

Actually those are Republican Californians who...

Actually those are Republican Californians who buy Arizona gas cans to resell to the liberal Californians.
11-01-10, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By dobber

Lock them to each other

Lock them to each other
10-31-10, 06:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,451
Posted By dobber

Expensive is a relative term.

Expensive is a relative term.
10-31-10, 04:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,501
Posted By dobber

Except less noisy

Except less noisy
10-29-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,224
Posted By dobber

It pretty straight forward. Kids riding bicycles...

It pretty straight forward. Kids riding bicycles struck and injured someone.
10-26-10, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By dobber

Article reads like two idiots in a dick waving...

Article reads like two idiots in a dick waving contest.

How is one sucked under a car that was stopped?
10-17-10, 05:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,678
Posted By dobber

QBP lists them under the heading Cable End Crimp ...

QBP lists them under the heading Cable End Crimp

http://harriscyclery.net/quality-bicycle-products-special-order-catalog-qc49/cable-end-crimps-t450.htm
10-16-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,474
Posted By dobber

I find turning my head effective.

I find turning my head effective.
10-15-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,183
Posted By dobber

Nope. You're making the assumption that the rim...

Nope. You're making the assumption that the rim was perfectly true before hand.

Easiest way to see if the rim is dented is to measure the width of it with a pair of calipers.
10-11-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,969
Posted By dobber

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yyKrS8jwSY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yyKrS8jwSY
Forum: Foo
10-03-10, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By dobber

That's the entire motivation for Google having...

That's the entire motivation for Google having introduced Chrome. It's not for altruistic reasons or to compete directly with Microsoft / Apple in the operating system arena. It's so they can...
Forum: Foo
10-03-10, 04:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,486
Posted By dobber

Clap Trap

Clap Trap
Forum: Foo
09-30-10, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By dobber

The Great Race...

The Great Race (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Race) with Natalie Wood and Jack Lemon was an absolute classic. To this day I use the line "He who fight and runs away lives to fight another...
09-21-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,778
Posted By dobber

Or an incompetent cyclist.

Or an incompetent cyclist.
09-21-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,778
Posted By dobber

Define reasonable obstacle. I doubt it means a...

Define reasonable obstacle. I doubt it means a somebody riding a bike without any visual aids in pre-dawn hours on a major thoroughfare.




The fact that she's an electoral candidate doesn't...
09-21-10, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,552
Posted By dobber

Latex finger cot. Much easier to keep things...

Latex finger cot. Much easier to keep things clean.
09-21-10, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By dobber

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=65

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=65
09-21-10, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By dobber

If it gives you a sense of security, go for it. ...

If it gives you a sense of security, go for it. Its all about confidence.
09-21-10, 05:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,778
Posted By dobber

One of the basic tenets of cycling is visibility....

One of the basic tenets of cycling is visibility. If she was riding in pre-dawn hours without the aid of reflective clothing and/or proper lighting than responsibility for what occurs falls squarely...
09-21-10, 05:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,778
Posted By dobber

That's just swell. Maybe you could use it to...

That's just swell. Maybe you could use it to garner some more votes.
09-20-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,519
Posted By dobber

When you're driving do you blow your horn prior...

When you're driving do you blow your horn prior to passing another automobile?

The overtaker has the responsibility to ensure they pass in a safe manner. Someone departing their lane has the...
09-20-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,778
Posted By dobber

The comment about reflective clothing was in the...

The comment about reflective clothing was in the video, not the text.



Ever hit a deer in the dark? I have. And I can imagine that it would be quite similar to hitting an unlit cyclist.
09-20-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,778
Posted By dobber

When did I say it was the cyclists fault? I...

When did I say it was the cyclists fault? I simply repeated what was reported, that there was no reflective clothing in use. Whether or not there was lighting on the bike, which appears to be a...
09-20-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,186
Posted By dobber

Do you even understand what advocacy is? Have...

Do you even understand what advocacy is? Have you a freaking clue? All you're doing is trying to demonize the motorist, who by all accounts is not responsible for the accident, to support your...
09-20-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,778
Posted By dobber

According to this report she was in the road...

According to this report she was in the road without reflective clothing, no mention of lights
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