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Forum: Commuting
05-26-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By Aloe

Yep Yep. When I first started commuting I...

Yep Yep.

When I first started commuting I was concerned - but that was before I had rain gear. Now, however, the only reason I check the weather is to know what gear is best - never any doubt...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,143
Posted By Aloe

This year made me physically hate the month of...

This year made me physically hate the month of April; it was one long joke in the form of weather; Just barely above freezing, windy, and rainy. It definitely sucks for us commuters, and it's even...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,143
Posted By Aloe

Quick keys to success: Never leave the house...

Quick keys to success:

Never leave the house during the spring without rain-resistant/proof gear.

Remember that the percentages given by weather forecasters are just another way of saying "......
05-20-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Aloe

Is that a Pelican case in the back? Those things...

Is that a Pelican case in the back? Those things are tits.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,096
Posted By Aloe

I recently bought these water-proof slipper...

I recently bought these water-proof slipper things from J&G for my shoes, and they work like a charm.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 559
Posted By Aloe

If you have drop-bars, just get lower and keep...

If you have drop-bars, just get lower and keep the head down. ez
05-10-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,174
Posted By Aloe

Only time I ever shaved my legs was during a...

Only time I ever shaved my legs was during a cross-country season about 5 years ago; I had such bad calf muscle knotting that I received deep tissue massages twice a month.
05-03-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,990
Posted By Aloe

What? Will be getting a new tattoo...

What?



Will be getting a new tattoo soon, and it'll be somewhat related to this thread. I'll be sure to come back and post a picture.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Aloe

You can definitely generate more power with a...

You can definitely generate more power with a full leg cycle compare to that of a more bent leg.

I've seen some ridiculously high seats - to the extent that I wonder whether or not they have the...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,509
Posted By Aloe

I actually kind of prefer being side by side with...

I actually kind of prefer being side by side with a bus on a narrow street. It's basically a large rectangular shield, and they're usually fairly nice drivers and give good spacing. It's the...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Aloe

Yeah, I always thought it was a just a fixed, low...

Yeah, I always thought it was a just a fixed, low gear ratio bicycle.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,509
Posted By Aloe

No more than usual for me. Actually, for a...

No more than usual for me.

Actually, for a while, people were being far too gracious with their spacing, and moving into the oncoming lane 3-4 feet; which I find odd because from my bars to the...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,260
Posted By Aloe

I've been using a light top jacket that I bought...

I've been using a light top jacket that I bought for about 25 bucks; The White Sierra Trabagon.

http://i.stpost.com/erez4/erez?src=ProductImages/1074E_04.tif&tmp=Medium&redirect=0
04-20-11, 07:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,876
Posted By Aloe

My old Simplex derailleur took a crap and wasn't...

My old Simplex derailleur took a crap and wasn't shifting properly, and I had no idea how to fix it, so I bought a hub, cog, and lock-ring, and threw it on.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Aloe

Dog whistle, banana peels, turtle shells, chain...

Dog whistle, banana peels, turtle shells, chain oil, tacs...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 153,209
Posted By Aloe

Two flat tires in 1 week - one which made me 15...

Two flat tires in 1 week - one which made me 15 minutes late this morning.

I should probably check my tires before I go to bed, especially because this is the only time of year I really get any...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,273
Posted By Aloe

All i need are my mits; Rocksteady and Bebop. ...

All i need are my mits; Rocksteady and Bebop.

I used to carry mace as an 'oh sh.tter,' but now I'm relying on my utility blade and kryptonite steel cable.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,742
Posted By Aloe

Yeah, I suddenly want a drink.

Yeah, I suddenly want a drink.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Aloe

Canyoneagle brought up a good point regarding...

Canyoneagle brought up a good point regarding wind resistant clothing. I cannot imagine doing my winter commute and runs without an outside layer of wind resistance; makes a world of difference.
...
04-14-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
Posted By Aloe

And maybe a picture to go with it.

And maybe a picture to go with it.
04-14-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Aloe

Cool beans. I've had that specific tire on the...

Cool beans. I've had that specific tire on the rim since about January, and it fits on the rim nice and snug.
04-14-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Aloe

Quick Tire Question

I did a search with some keywords for a related topic, but I couldn't find a good one.

Last night, I checked the pressure of my tires - for the eff of it - and saw that they were a little under...
04-12-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,415
Posted By Aloe

When I have the basket in the back, I usually...

When I have the basket in the back, I usually just put a janky radio in it and play that.
04-12-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,082
Posted By Aloe

Yep. Womp womp. Hopefully it came with...

Yep.

Womp womp.

Hopefully it came with some brakes.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By Aloe

I dislike having to ride ninja on occasion...

I dislike having to ride ninja on occasion because work requires dark clothes. I try to make up for it with lights and reflective bags.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By Aloe

I had a similar stunt this past winter - a slow...

I had a similar stunt this past winter - a slow speed tip-over trying to finagle my way by some cars.

There was a narrow gap between two cars - one stationary and one mobile - but I was unaware of...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,672
Posted By Aloe

Nice, No1mad. I think the next step would be to...

Nice, No1mad. I think the next step would be to attach a wooden pallet and start hauling some serious freight.
Forum: Commuting
04-08-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By Aloe

Interesting. I always figured they would have...

Interesting. I always figured they would have removed the old rails and re-sold/recycled them, or something useful. What a waste of material.

*Potholes haven't been too bad this year around me....
04-07-11, 10:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,188
Posted By Aloe

That's harsh; especially harsh when every-day...

That's harsh; especially harsh when every-day activities require almost 100% trust in others. I don't know of much you could possibly do. How he contacted you could definitely be a starting point.
...
04-07-11, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By Aloe

Haha. For some reason, I just got a vision of...

Haha. For some reason, I just got a vision of bicycle 'moon-walk': Skidding backwards while pedaling forwards. That would be impressive.

Definitely fixed, though. I tried a free-wheel deal this...
04-06-11, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9,750
Views: 411,444
Posted By Aloe

Two tracks from the post-workday playlist. ...

Two tracks from the post-workday playlist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTzNCK83tTg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MQFP2R8JJo
Forum: Commuting
04-06-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By Aloe

I've seen quite a number of people wearing a 1/2"...

I've seen quite a number of people wearing a 1/2" chain with a huge padlock around their waist, so I guess the hiplok wouldn't be much better or worse.

The length is kind of sketchy, though, but...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,672
Posted By Aloe

Folding basket looks great. I have a...

Folding basket looks great.

I have a coca-cola crate on my commuter, and i just bungee down the load when need be.

Someone's bicycle at the alma-mater had a wire frame lunch box holder -...
03-21-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,638
Posted By Aloe

I have the exact same helmet.

I have the exact same helmet.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,541
Posted By Aloe

A good number of 'dog owners' should not own dogs.

A good number of 'dog owners' should not own dogs.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Aloe

It could definitely be the moisturizer. Case...

It could definitely be the moisturizer.

Case study on a wrong preventative practice:

For a while, on my longer commutes/rides, I was using Gold Bond on my unmentionables to keep them...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By Aloe

Iunno. The price of tubes and tires are bound to...

Iunno. The price of tubes and tires are bound to go up with oil prices I would imagine - seeing as how they're a product of petroleum.
03-16-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,212
Posted By Aloe

The noise has no detrimental effect on coasting...

The noise has no detrimental effect on coasting speed?

That's some wild **** about the not cleaning the drivetrain comment.
Forum: Commuting
03-15-11, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By Aloe

Shoulder pain could mean a few things: You're...

Shoulder pain could mean a few things: You're bending one arm far more than the other; One arm is longer than the other; Your posture/sitting causes you to lean too far forwards when you ride,...
03-14-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,196
Posted By Aloe

Ha, that's kind of funny. I really dislike...

Ha, that's kind of funny.

I really dislike the term hipster, though, and I can barely bring myself to say the word term aloud. People have commonly told me that I'm a hipster just because I have a...
03-14-11, 12:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,196
Posted By Aloe

Feelin' squirrelly.

Feelin' squirrelly.
03-14-11, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Aloe

I'm personally too scared to invest in anything...

I'm personally too scared to invest in anything pretty when it comes to bicycles. All of mine look like complete **** now, and I wash them!
03-14-11, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Aloe

The brakes that came stock with my U08 are...

The brakes that came stock with my U08 are phenomenal - the center pull. Never a problem and they can stop on a dime.

However, my frankencycle features a side pull brake and it get's kind of...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-11, 02:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,927
Posted By Aloe

You people are eating some wild ass ****. I had...

You people are eating some wild ass ****. I had two strudels and a cup of 2% on the side.
03-10-11, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Aloe

Greasing chain tonight.

Greasing chain tonight.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,647
Posted By Aloe

The planes made out of aluminium argument is...

The planes made out of aluminium argument is valid. Why try and be condescending?

Commercial planes are typically made of aluminium alloy's because the strength to weight ratio is high, and it's...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,746
Posted By Aloe

That's a quality insult. I really enjoy it...

That's a quality insult.

I really enjoy it when cars give me grief about not stopping at stop signs because I can't remember the last car I saw that actually stopped at a stop sign.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,660
Posted By Aloe

Here's a few I've used over the years for track...

Here's a few I've used over the years for track to 'encourage' my team-mates or to just talk out of my bum.

For complainers:
"Tampons, aisle three."
"I'm sorry your vagina hurts."
"Nice kick....
Forum: Commuting
03-08-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 32,867
Posted By Aloe

I personally enjoy wearing skinny ties, but I...

I personally enjoy wearing skinny ties, but I really dislike the fat/thick ones that made their way into the professional world in the 90's and, for some reason, still exist today. Most modern ties...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By Aloe

Wind is a PITA. I never really care about the...

Wind is a PITA. I never really care about the temperature before heading out on the bike, but I do check which direction the wind is headed and how strong it's blowing.
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