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11-23-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,488
Posted By doughboy

Do you guys think this price trend in C-Record...

Do you guys think this price trend in C-Record will last? It's pretty amazing the prices that you guys mentioned.
02-11-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,165
Posted By doughboy

+1. No crank puller is required to remove the...

+1. No crank puller is required to remove the crankarms.
09-27-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 987
Posted By doughboy

I ride whatever bike is most comfortable for the...

I ride whatever bike is most comfortable for the pace I intend to ride at. The distinction usually comes down to bike geometry/setup more so than tube material.
09-13-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,898
Posted By doughboy

Agreed. The tone of the original post is not...

Agreed. The tone of the original post is not that of a neutral observer.
09-12-08, 06:02 PM
09-12-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 37,156
Posted By doughboy

I have nothing against the value oriented...

I have nothing against the value oriented freewheels....they work fine and last long enough to easily justify their cost. That said, I like the ENO freewheel on my SS. Whether or not they're worth...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-08, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,564
Posted By doughboy

Sure, but Americans are used to a mobile...

Sure, but Americans are used to a mobile lifestyle. We don't blink at the thought of driving 2hrs to visit a friend or go camping at a reserve that is 200 miles away. What I meant by land mass is...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-08, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By doughboy

This reminds me of the car parking/storage scene...

This reminds me of the car parking/storage scene in iRobot where Will Smith's Audi is stored in a rack system.

But yeah, aside from NYC and Portland, there probably aren't enough bikes in most...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,564
Posted By doughboy

Aside from China/India/USA's negative feelings...

Aside from China/India/USA's negative feelings about cycling, don't you feel that their large land mass makes cycling difficult to promote? I do not agree that Taipei is an appropriate example of...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,117
Posted By doughboy

Three bikes seems to be the minimum to have...

Three bikes seems to be the minimum to have around here. Lots of people have posted before me, but the commonality is that they have a mountain bike, road bike, and a commuter. If you have the time...
08-26-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By doughboy

+1 This is the most versatile idea for your...

+1

This is the most versatile idea for your needs.
08-20-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,111
Posted By doughboy

The Ambrosio blue is not as bright or saturated...

The Ambrosio blue is not as bright or saturated of a blue. I don't know if there's a bar tape out there that will match the blue of the wheelset pictured in the first post.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,178
Posted By doughboy

I also notice a decrease in bike commuters in the...

I also notice a decrease in bike commuters in the bay area. I am in the San Jose/Milpitas/Santa Clara area. Gas dropping $0.40/gal is a huge deal. My friends with the gas guzzlers are driving more...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,697
Posted By doughboy

Most of my flats are in the front...with a ratio...

Most of my flats are in the front...with a ratio (front:back) like 3:1. What gives?
08-07-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,632
Posted By doughboy

+1 It's the hills that will test you. If...

+1

It's the hills that will test you. If your gearing is low, climbing is easier but the descent won't be as fun. If your gearing is high, well, the climb becomes more challenging.

That...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,229
Posted By doughboy

Where can I get a cargo net like that for my milk...

Where can I get a cargo net like that for my milk crate grocery getter?
Forum: Commuting
08-02-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,320
Posted By doughboy

+1. Both bikes and cars have their inherent...

+1. Both bikes and cars have their inherent beauty.

I actually love driving my cars on those occasions when I feel like driving. In fact, on my way out of town yesterday, I saw a new (not in...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,984
Posted By doughboy

How I ride in traffic is sometimes based on...

How I ride in traffic is sometimes based on auditory cues that I hear. For example, big engine or a truck/bus coming up, I'll move closer to the right as well as look over my shoulders to see what...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 10:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,973
Posted By doughboy

My commuter has shallow drop bars and I find...

My commuter has shallow drop bars and I find myself riding in the drops from time to time, especially against vicious headwinds. I opted for drop bars because it gives me the OPTION of riding in the...
07-08-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,144,342
Posted By doughboy

You have every reason to keep the rear brake and...

You have every reason to keep the rear brake and the bottle cages. Some folks like to throw those items out to have that minimalist look. If you need the items, which you do, then function > form. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By doughboy

Rather than build/use that MIRT, which seems...

Rather than build/use that MIRT, which seems risky, why not try that magnet thing that trips the light sensor like a car would? I'm not sure if they work, but a magnet is cheap and legal!
07-03-08, 02:28 AM
07-02-08, 11:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,555
Posted By doughboy

Did you read the post I quoted? Hmmm. ...

Did you read the post I quoted? Hmmm.





To reiterate, the 2005 and 2006 Lemond Fillmores were made in the USA. They weren't very popular bikes, perhaps because of the high price tag, so...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,643
Posted By doughboy

I have two Superflashes and they work great but...

I have two Superflashes and they work great but if you're looking for the brightest retail solution, it would have to be a Dinotte 140L:
...
07-02-08, 02:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,555
Posted By doughboy

Good point as they are made in the USA. Since...

Good point as they are made in the USA. Since the '05-06 Fillmore isn't as common, you'd have to get lucky (to find it locally) or have the seller ship it to you.
06-28-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,286
Posted By doughboy

Record Pista cranks with the old logos can be had...

Record Pista cranks with the old logos can be had on eBay but they will cost an arm and a leg. Here's a set of NOS crank arms that went for $499 buy it now:
...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-08, 08:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,838
Posted By doughboy

For those who can't live with a beater, you'll...

For those who can't live with a beater, you'll just have to be more diligent in locking up. I've lost four bikes in my years of riding, so I pretty much expect to lose another one sooner or later. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-08, 12:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,838
Posted By doughboy

I use the same locks on my singlespeed. The...

I use the same locks on my singlespeed. The irony hasn't escaped me though -- that we spend thousands to make our bikes pretty and light yet carry 20lbs of locks to keep it secure.

My advice to...
06-25-08, 12:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,406
Posted By doughboy

If it's not too big of a problem, you can simply...

If it's not too big of a problem, you can simply loosen the tension on the chain to compensate. It doesn't take care of the problem but it makes it unnoticeable.
06-25-08, 12:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,688
Posted By doughboy

A Crumpler looks no worse than most of the...

A Crumpler looks no worse than most of the messenger bags out there. It has good padding, is waterproof, and you can get one that fits your camera + lenses. Crumpler bags almost look like city bags...
06-25-08, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By doughboy

Another '06 here.

Another '06 here.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,724
Posted By doughboy

Like all DH pedals, be careful if your foot ever...

Like all DH pedals, be careful if your foot ever slips. You can get some nasty shin injuries from these pedals...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,961
Posted By doughboy

$50 is the co-pay for most HMO policies. PPO,...

$50 is the co-pay for most HMO policies. PPO, however, has a different cost structure for ER (and doctor) visits. But yeah, $50 is right.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,966
Posted By doughboy

LOL. +1. I filled up today at $4.79/gal. ...

LOL. +1.

I filled up today at $4.79/gal. Driving to/from the video store now costs $2-3 per trip so I guess I'll be biking there from now on.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,852
Posted By doughboy

Perhaps your coworker isn't P.C. enough to make a...

Perhaps your coworker isn't P.C. enough to make a nicer comment. However, you should take it as affirmation that you succeeded in making your bike look unassuming and less attractive to the thieves!
06-06-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,855
Posted By doughboy

Whoa. I'm impressed!

Whoa. I'm impressed!
Forum: Commuting
05-30-08, 12:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,740
Posted By doughboy

Never thought of this...but it's ingenious!!!

Never thought of this...but it's ingenious!!!
Forum: Commuting
04-16-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,074
Posted By doughboy

You may be asking the wrong crowd. Around here,...

You may be asking the wrong crowd. Around here, the definition of "normal" is not that which is held by the general public. Members of this forum are not "normal"...:lol:
Forum: Foo
03-07-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By doughboy

My advice is for you guys to wear a face mask,...

My advice is for you guys to wear a face mask, eye protection, and long sleeve clothing. Cover as much of yourself as possible so you limit skin exposure. When you work with fiberglass, there are...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-08, 03:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,682
Posted By doughboy

It's horrible to think that he *might* have been...

It's horrible to think that he *might* have been saved if the driver had tended to him or called for an ambulance. What a tragedy. :(
Forum: Commuting
03-04-08, 02:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,891
Posted By doughboy

Forget Pitlock or any of those options. Lake...

Forget Pitlock or any of those options. Lake Merritt BART station is the ghetto. I took the BART to work for years and got off at the Lake Merritt station a few times...the Oakland stations are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-08, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By doughboy

+3 for Specialized Body Geometry saddles. They...

+3 for Specialized Body Geometry saddles. They are expensive but as a testament to their comfort, I have one on each of my bikes!
03-02-08, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By doughboy

Babies/infants, for instance, are weighed that...

Babies/infants, for instance, are weighed that way sometimes.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,295
Posted By doughboy

1) What motivates you to commute by bike? ...

1) What motivates you to commute by bike?

Cost of gasoline and to be a little more environmentally friendly.

2) How often do you commute by bike?

Three days/week.

3) Do you commute no...
Forum: Foo
03-02-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,565
Posted By doughboy

I really liked the Economics/Finance courses but...

I really liked the Economics/Finance courses but for personal usefulness, it's Nutrition.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By doughboy

I have bought from two local bike shops. One of...

I have bought from two local bike shops. One of them offers superb service and is very accommodating. I have given them plenty of business and recommended friends there. The other one is horrible...
02-29-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By doughboy

Canon 20D/Rebel and Nikon D40. I like Canon's...

Canon 20D/Rebel and Nikon D40. I like Canon's long lenses and Nikon's ergonomics. :lol: I am a Canon user though...I use the 20D as a travel camera and a 1DMk2N for general shooting.
Forum: Commuting
02-29-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,121
Posted By doughboy

4923 total

4923 total
02-28-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,341
Posted By doughboy

If you won't see the track and want a comfortable...

If you won't see the track and want a comfortable ride, go with a bike with road geometry (versus track geometry).
02-27-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,320
Posted By doughboy

Yeah, it's celiac sprue. Cruddy thing is that I...

Yeah, it's celiac sprue. Cruddy thing is that I have been eating bread/wheat everyday up til 31 years old and then it hit me. Imagine giving up bread products after eating it for so many years.
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