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03-10-07, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,687
Posted By rs_woods

you can put a derailer on your fixed gear, but if...

you can put a derailer on your fixed gear, but if you want to have more than one cog on your bike (that is, to make the derailer USEFUL) you will have to swap out the fixed gear cog for a freewheel.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-07, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,463
Posted By rs_woods

i wrapped the bars on my SU100. was 1000x better...

i wrapped the bars on my SU100. was 1000x better than those crappy bontrager rubber grips.
Forum: Touring
02-28-07, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,739
Posted By rs_woods

sup ponds! havent talked to you since pre-k

sup ponds! havent talked to you since pre-k
Forum: Touring
02-28-07, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,739
Posted By rs_woods

i'll take this as an insult. its more likely...

i'll take this as an insult. its more likely that i buy a half dozen more bikes before the frame gives out.
Forum: Touring
02-27-07, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,739
Posted By rs_woods

thanks for replies everyone. i'm actually riding...

thanks for replies everyone. i'm actually riding a giant bowery right now, which is an aluminum track bike, so i think my worry is justified. months+ should be fun on the bike, the longest ive been...
Forum: Touring
02-27-07, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,739
Posted By rs_woods

aluminum

thinking of going on tour for several months, if not years. not a lot of cargo, just a change of clothes & some hygiene stuff. what do you guys think of aluminum for this? will i exhaust its finite...
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By rs_woods

oops, i was in a hurry and missed it. if the mod...

oops, i was in a hurry and missed it. if the mod could move it for me that'd be great
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By rs_woods

aluminum for long, light touring

thinking of going on tour for several months, if not years. not a lot of cargo, just a change of clothes & some hygiene stuff. what do you guys think of aluminum for this? will i exhaust its...
Forum: Southeast
02-18-07, 07:59 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,743
Posted By rs_woods

the best bike shop is Westbank Cyclery in...

the best bike shop is Westbank Cyclery in Terrytown. No high pressure sales, if they don't have what you're looking for they won't try to change your mind, friendly staff & thorough mechanical...
02-17-07, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By rs_woods

shoot off an email to Plan B community bike...

shoot off an email to Plan B community bike project in new orleans. they might know something
Forum: Commuting
02-14-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By rs_woods

if you don't live around hills, consider...

if you don't live around hills, consider LeMonde's Fillmore. It's a steel roadbike that comes in 49cm, single-speed/fixed gear so it'll be easy to clean out that grit & grime. it weighs about 22...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-07, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By rs_woods

If you don't have any dependents or anything, you...

If you don't have any dependents or anything, you can live on the streets and eat out of dumpsters. Perks include riding your bike all day long, never actually working or paying for ANYTHING, and...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By rs_woods

you guys are great: i'll look up some of that...

you guys are great: i'll look up some of that rust colored paint (will use it as touch-up paint -- genius!), rob a rusty three-wheeler brake lever from the trash at work, etc. but i'm still looking...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By rs_woods

Rust-colored chain & other assorted uglies

Is anyone in the business of making bikes ugly (but still top-performance) for commuters? I'm looking for a rust-colored chain for my fixie, as well as mangled-looking, rusty brake levers (maybe...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,245
Posted By rs_woods

Road bike commuters: what tire do you use?

I just got one of them new Giant Bowery bikes, marking my move (against my own good judgement) to road bike commuting. It came with some Kenda Kontenders, but I set them to the side & am using...
01-31-07, 07:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By rs_woods

first post-katrina nola ride

who: we don't have many messengers here, but tons of commuters that are fiending for a good high speed race thru city traffic

what: single speeds, fixies, beaters, whatever you ride to work on
...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-07, 06:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,128
Posted By rs_woods

I just throw a plastic Trek waterproof jacket I...

I just throw a plastic Trek waterproof jacket I got from my LBS for free. Put it over my backpack, and go. Granted, if it's raining hard my waist down will get soaked, but so long as my backpack is...
Forum: Southeast
01-22-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,743
Posted By rs_woods

Roll call -- Louisiana

Haven't seen any La posts. In particular, is anyone in the New Orleans/Jefferson area (including westbank)?
Forum: Commuting
01-22-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By rs_woods

I mostly recommend the bowery because of the...

I mostly recommend the bowery because of the low-key paint job, but the Trek 520 is just as good in that respect, and it does have gears. The thing about most road bikes from major companies is that...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-07, 06:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 48,432
Posted By rs_woods

I wedge my u-lock vertically into the side of my...

I wedge my u-lock vertically into the side of my rack, so that it hangs but not freely enough to bang against the rack. It works really well, unless I need to put something on my rack (the thick...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-07, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,019
Posted By rs_woods

He probably thought you were a bike messenger...

He probably thought you were a bike messenger (fixie, funny tights, bag). Everyone thinks those guys are cool.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By rs_woods

If you don't change gears much, you might want to...

If you don't change gears much, you might want to look into a single speed or fixed gear road bike. Giant sells the Bowery which is pretty affordable, low-key (not as attractive to vandals/thieves...
01-19-07, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,736
Posted By rs_woods

Giant Bowery for $499. Comes with flip-flop...

Giant Bowery for $499. Comes with flip-flop SS/fixie hub.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-07, 07:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,364
Posted By rs_woods

I am still reading, but this topic is moving way...

I am still reading, but this topic is moving way too fast for me to keep up with and reply to (still on page 2 actually, skipped ahead to page 3) with my limited access to internet. It makes sense...
01-13-07, 03:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,661
Posted By rs_woods

Recent statistics show that over 80% of kids...

Recent statistics show that over 80% of kids 18-25 have rated "riches and fame" as being the "primary objective" or "very important" to their goals in life. "Developing a meaningful philosophy of...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-07, 03:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,364
Posted By rs_woods

clipless pedals & potential loss of life

i commute "pretty far" every day (have a computer on order). only have one bike. thinking about going clipless coz it makes sense. is there a dangerous learning curve? i can only put the pedals...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-07, 07:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,633
Posted By rs_woods

Kids at the skate park think I'm a homeless lady,...

Kids at the skate park think I'm a homeless lady, despite the fact that I am very much a male (with facial hair and everything) and ride a $500 trek and wear designer clothing (hey, I just quit...
01-06-07, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By rs_woods

i use my excess chain grease. makes pads last...

i use my excess chain grease. makes pads last longer & is pretty much guaranteed to increase your average high speed, as well as get some use out of your helmet.
Forum: Commuting
01-06-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By rs_woods

actually i think the stile project is about fake...

actually i think the stile project is about fake photographs. and that photograph sure looks fake.
01-03-07, 06:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,129
Posted By rs_woods

The walmart I frequent is kind of difficult to...

The walmart I frequent is kind of difficult to get to, unless you take the back way in from where an abandoned mall was demolished (makes a great skate park, btw). For locking up, I find that the...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-07, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,297
Posted By rs_woods

I know what you're talking about -- a strip mall...

I know what you're talking about -- a strip mall i often frequent has no bike racks and the little handrail next to the Best Buy door is often prohibitively crowded with bicycles. Sometimes Barnes &...
12-28-06, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By rs_woods

Economics is better with bikes because after the...

Economics is better with bikes because after the peak oil-induced apocalypse all the suits at Wall Street will still be able to get to work from their house on the Jersey side.
12-22-06, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By rs_woods

Yeah, I brought it into my LBS and we had to...

Yeah, I brought it into my LBS and we had to replace it. It wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be, but he did give me a pretty decent discount.
12-22-06, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By rs_woods

Everything is better with Bikes.

Everything can be improved with bikes. What a great concept![/QUOTE]

Please discuss.
12-21-06, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By rs_woods

Collision -- now my wheel is shaped funny

So I was at fault for "Entering a roadway from a private drive". Whatever, I blame it on the intersection (while we were doing the report, there was a second crash in the same exact place). ...
12-16-06, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By rs_woods

In any major US city, if you go to any store and...

In any major US city, if you go to any store and start putting merchandise in your personal bag you will be arrested for concealing & probably theft.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-06, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By rs_woods

hey, i lived in dekalb. i wasn't a student -- i...

hey, i lived in dekalb. i wasn't a student -- i was one of those five or so evacuees from katrina. never got into the cycling scene there (seemed dominated by roadies), but I been all over the bike...
12-16-06, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By rs_woods

It's relevant. We don't seamlessly fit into our...

It's relevant. We don't seamlessly fit into our culture, as we are carfree. It would make sense that we would deviate in other areas of human relation, including not only celebrations, but all of...
12-15-06, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By rs_woods

I bring my backpack with me into whatever...

I bring my backpack with me into whatever business I go to. I know they're watching me hard for theft -- even been searched at the department store I work at. They can hassle me all they want,...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-06, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,037
Posted By rs_woods

I use three ulocks. A wide ulock for locking the...

I use three ulocks. A wide ulock for locking the rear wheel (thru the triangle) to a pole or sommut, two normal sized ulocks for locking the front wheel (turn the handlebars backwards) and seat (to...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-06, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By rs_woods

I had the SU200 in a 19 inch I think, and it had...

I had the SU200 in a 19 inch I think, and it had two drink things. But the Su100 I have now is the proper size for me, 16 inch, and it has only one drink thing. So it probably depends on what size...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-06, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,779
Posted By rs_woods

Try getting a proper cycling backpack, the kind...

Try getting a proper cycling backpack, the kind that come with camelbak stuff in it. Take out the camelbak bladder and put clothes in there, as well as in the other compartments. Used in...
12-12-06, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,990
Posted By rs_woods

I toured 1700 miles on an SU200 this summer, and...

I toured 1700 miles on an SU200 this summer, and it was good. But for my commuter I bought an SU100. It was easier to find a rack without the disk brakes of the 200, plus it was cheaper and I like...
12-11-06, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By rs_woods

Bike parcel deliveries? Why would I want to do...

Bike parcel deliveries? Why would I want to do anything else for a living? Where do I sign?
Forum: Commuting
12-11-06, 05:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,804
Posted By rs_woods

Not trying to speak for anyone elses POV here,...

Not trying to speak for anyone elses POV here, but I think what turtle77 was implying in that post was "go faster than everybody else, be better than everybody else", not necessarily "go faster in...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-06, 04:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,173
Posted By rs_woods

Underarmor

Your opinions?
12-03-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,953
Posted By rs_woods

What if the situation is reversed? The issue I...

What if the situation is reversed? The issue I have is that i dont talk about my transportation, but girls bring it up to me and try to force me to talk about it. the flirty girls at work...
11-28-06, 07:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,365
Posted By rs_woods

I had a 60$ used Bridgestone steel framed...

I had a 60$ used Bridgestone steel framed mountain bike that I had bought from my LBS, and I rode that thing hard. I rode it till the wheels almost fell off and the gears didn't shift anymore. I...
11-28-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,230
Posted By rs_woods

I demand of myself a level of exercise that is...

I demand of myself a level of exercise that is not capable through walking. I could probably go bike-free, but I would have to start running to work every morning. If I wanted to work full-time...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-06, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By rs_woods

Trek used to make locks like that on their T80...

Trek used to make locks like that on their T80 bikes. It wasn't remote controlled, but it was just as quick with a key (think "car door" easy). I don't know of any remote controlled ones, but I...
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