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Forum: Commuting
12-30-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By JeffS

Defeet wool blaze or some variety of Darn Tough...

Defeet wool blaze or some variety of Darn Tough would be my recommendation.

I've never been too impressed with SmartWool. With the exception of one pair of ski socks, it hasn't held up.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 32,299
Posted By JeffS

Same type of person who would use a word like...

Same type of person who would use a word like aggressive to describe bike fit probably.

Or who would resurrect an ancient thread for a rhetorical question.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,261
Posted By JeffS

Not surprised. Cross check geometry never made...

Not surprised. Cross check geometry never made any sense to me.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,548
Posted By JeffS

So, what's the point of this thread? You...

So, what's the point of this thread?

You didn't like them. Take them off and move on.
Forum: Commuting
03-25-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,149
Posted By JeffS

If you need to escalate the violence to "defend"...

If you need to escalate the violence to "defend" yourself, then you can't.

Maybe I need to carry a g u n (censored forums suck btw) just in case that headphone guy whose never paying attention...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By JeffS

In that case, I'd suggest you state your range....

In that case, I'd suggest you state your range. No point in wasting everyone's time who might be trying to help.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By JeffS

Let me know if you work this out. I ignored the...

Let me know if you work this out. I ignored the later casseroll because of the brakes (Since I got two of the original frames with the "good" brakes).


Obviously you were looking for someone who...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,724
Posted By JeffS

Reading poorly formed opinions stated as fact is...

Reading poorly formed opinions stated as fact is tiring.
03-02-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,977
Posted By JeffS

You couldn't survey them. Other than the rare...

You couldn't survey them. Other than the rare person who would actually say "I want to drive", the rest of the answers wouldn't be believable.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By JeffS

Everyone's butt is different. The WTB Devo...

Everyone's butt is different.

The WTB Devo is my go-to saddle. for road, cross and mtb. I wouldn't object to a longer nose, but other wise great. I buy a lot of used bikes and try everything...
02-18-15, 01:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,664
Posted By JeffS

North Carolina - North Carolina General Assembly...

North Carolina - North Carolina General Assembly - Senate Bill 20 Information/History (2015-2016 Session) (http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2015&BillID=s20)

Oddly...
02-18-15, 01:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,351
Posted By JeffS

They tend to talk a lot don't they?...

They tend to talk a lot don't they? Unfortunately, they tend to be talking to boost their own self-esteem.
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Sure. Being born into money is a huge advantage. Being born into poverty is a huge...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,718
Posted By JeffS

Thanks for you invaluable contribution to the...

Thanks for you invaluable contribution to the thread. We (including you) all knew what he meant.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,718
Posted By JeffS

As someone who owns a Velorbis (scrap deluxe),...

As someone who owns a Velorbis (scrap deluxe), I'd suggest that you skip them and look into something else. The build quality feels cheap. For example, the seatstays aren't welded at all. At the top,...
08-29-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,491
Posted By JeffS

A podium spot was never won or lost over a front...

A podium spot was never won or lost over a front derailleur.
Forum: Commuting
05-31-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,701
Posted By JeffS

It's telling that after a "catastrophic" failure,...

It's telling that after a "catastrophic" failure, the OP goes out in search of another "cheap" product to replace it with, never considering that cheap might be what got him here in the first place. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,458
Posted By JeffS

Have you done anything to adjust the fit of your...

Have you done anything to adjust the fit of your current bike?
Forum: Commuting
05-13-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By JeffS

Score one for the advertisers.

Score one for the advertisers.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,683
Posted By JeffS

Why have people started saying this lately? I'd...

Why have people started saying this lately? I'd tell you what I think of those people, but it would likely hurt someone's feelings.
12-28-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 8,306
Posted By JeffS

Solution to what exactly? I'm genuinely...

Solution to what exactly?

I'm genuinely curious to hear, especially since at least half of the so-called advocates have chosen to focus their efforts primarily on dictating behavior to other...
12-28-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 8,306
Posted By JeffS

Because it sounds better than the truth, which is...

Because it sounds better than the truth, which is "they piss me off".

I am sure that anyone who has given it a minutes thought knows this already. The hatred is driven by the initial flash of...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 73,157
Posted By JeffS

Yes, a liner made of the same chemicals people...

Yes, a liner made of the same chemicals people are trying to avoid by buying a metal bottle in the first place.

Yea, it's "safe" - which really just means it doesn't leech the buzzword chemical of...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,409
Posted By JeffS

Insert comment that allows me to feel superior to...

Insert comment that allows me to feel superior to those who use a different handlebar than myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,463
Posted By JeffS

not a good first post.

not a good first post.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-12, 12:49 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-09-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By JeffS

I used the bobike mini with my daughter. It was...

I used the bobike mini with my daughter. It was great. I had the optional windshield which really helped extend the usefulness. It kept her out of the wind in cold weather. We got caught in the rain...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,607
Posted By JeffS

Can't say I agree. Those pumps are high pressure,...

Can't say I agree. Those pumps are high pressure, but certainly not high volume. I would expect one to take much longer to pump a car tire than a standard bike pump.

There are some higher volume...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-11, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 658
Posted By JeffS

Some people are total idiots. It's not just...

Some people are total idiots. It's not just cyclists.

Take people who think that cyclists should be the first and only people in the world required to signal a pass ;)
Forum: Commuting
11-15-11, 12:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,171
Posted By JeffS

I wonder what BD has against posting the full...

I wonder what BD has against posting the full geometry of their bikes.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,407
Posted By JeffS

I used to have fairly regular confrontations at...

I used to have fairly regular confrontations at my previous home. Much of it centered on riding a suburban arterial where I was faster than the cars on many days. I do NOT sit in line.

- someone...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By JeffS

Must have been that detailed, search-helpful...

Must have been that detailed, search-helpful thread title you posted. Oh wait...

No computers on my bikes currently.
10-25-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By JeffS

Sounds like too much glue to me.

Sounds like too much glue to me.
10-13-11, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,239
Posted By JeffS

Winning the series title for the lowest class is...

Winning the series title for the lowest class is the very definition of a sandbag.

Move up after one race? Probably not, but I see no need to go very many weeks.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,187
Posted By JeffS

Right. If you can't clip in, the likelihood that...

Right. If you can't clip in, the likelihood that you can easily flip the pedal over from a start is pretty slim. For me, dual-sided pedals are the worst of both worlds.

Then again, I have multiple...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By JeffS

Who would have thought someone could ever top the...

Who would have thought someone could ever top the technological masterpiece that was a piece of polystyrene.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-11, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By JeffS

How do you know your camera is level? Level...

How do you know your camera is level?

Level isn't the target anyway, comfortable is.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By JeffS

This forum is closed to preachers. Take it...

This forum is closed to preachers.

Take it to A&S
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,660
Posted By JeffS

My advice is always to buy used. If you don't...

My advice is always to buy used. If you don't like it, sell it for what you paid for it (I usually get more than I paid).
Forum: Commuting
10-02-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By JeffS

Yes, I imagine buying a horse will considerably...

Yes, I imagine buying a horse will considerably add to the cost of commuting.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,097
Posted By JeffS

I know you're trying to be helpful and all, but...

I know you're trying to be helpful and all, but if why go into a rant about installing cranksets when you have no clue how a bicycle ships (with the BB and crank installed)?

Unfortunately, the new...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-11, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By JeffS

I use whatever's already on the bike, which has...

I use whatever's already on the bike, which has been cartridge pads for what... two decades now?
Forum: Commuting
09-27-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,382
Posted By JeffS

Don't worry about what others are riding, and...

Don't worry about what others are riding, and especially not vague rules to ride by. Ride what works for you.I have a 48t single with 12-27, but we have no idea how my commute compares to yours.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By JeffS

relax

relax
Forum: Commuting
09-26-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,373
Posted By JeffS

1x10 on my primary commuter. I did it...

1x10 on my primary commuter.

I did it because the bike was purchased as a singlespeed (knowing I was going to convert it). I chose not to add the front derailleur because I knew I didn't need the...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-11, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By JeffS

It's a mile. Buy an old Raleigh 3-speed (or...

It's a mile. Buy an old Raleigh 3-speed (or basically anything cheap on craigslist that fits) and be done with it.

I see absolutely no reason to spend 3-5 times as much for a low-budget new bike.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By JeffS

The Soma DC has odd geometry. Based on my fit...

The Soma DC has odd geometry. Based on my fit preferences, I would never buy one.

The ES will be a fine bike, as are some of the others you've mentioned. Were it me, I'd probably just watch ebay...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By JeffS

Ok. Congrats for being smart enough to know...

Ok.

Congrats for being smart enough to know you needed to wear a helmet.

...and no, I'm rarely accused of being funny.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,520
Posted By JeffS

Whew. I thought for a second I'd clicked on the...

Whew. I thought for a second I'd clicked on the A&S forum by mistake. I got all panicked.

Then I realized that you'd just posted in the wrong forum. And, surprise surprise... it's a thread created...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By JeffS

Congrats on wrecking your bike. Double congrats...

Congrats on wrecking your bike. Double congrats for it being your fault.
09-19-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By JeffS

I ride the same saddle for road/cx/xc - WTB Devo

I ride the same saddle for road/cx/xc - WTB Devo
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