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Forum: Commuting
05-31-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

I think they're cool, but they're just way too...

I think they're cool, but they're just way too heavy for what I'm looking for. My main complaint with my current bike is that it's just really, really heavy and slow (that, and I think I probably...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

I kind of have some doubts whether it's worth...

I kind of have some doubts whether it's worth keying all that info in and taking all those measurements. I mean, I have noticed a difference between one bikes 54 cm and another bike's 54 cm, and...
05-31-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 12,048
Posted By ralph12

There is a stigma attached to everything. I try...

There is a stigma attached to everything. I try not to care too much about it. I used to care a lot, but then I realized I was growing old before my time worrying so much about what everyone else...
05-31-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 12,048
Posted By ralph12

I am a student, and one thing I don't like about...

I am a student, and one thing I don't like about the bus service in my area is that there's no service running between the various colleges and universities.

For various reasons, a student from...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

I think I'm settled on the idea of not purchasing...

I think I'm settled on the idea of not purchasing a bike that I can't first thoroughly examine and test ride. I really have terrible luck in general--I can already envision this relatively large...
05-31-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,005
Posted By ralph12

I figure the Segway is priced at the point that...

I figure the Segway is priced at the point that the company believes would make them the most profit. I mean, that would make sense. Maybe I'm wrong.
05-30-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,005
Posted By ralph12

How come? I mean, free cash...I can't imagine why...

How come? I mean, free cash...I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't accept that.
05-30-14, 10:10 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,005
Posted By ralph12

$1000. I don't really know anything about...

$1000.

I don't really know anything about Segways. They look so geeky though.
05-30-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,488
Posted By ralph12

I don't have strong feelings either way, really....

I don't have strong feelings either way, really. When I last had a moped, the pedals were really an auxiliary thing; they helped when climbing hills, and sometimes I just pedaled for the hell of it....
05-30-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,488
Posted By ralph12

Does an electric bicycle make sense as an alternative to a moped or motorcycle?

I've always enjoyed motorcycling and riding mopeds. However, the associated costs seem to get higher and higher all the time; motorcycle garages charge a lot for routine maintenance, and parts and...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

Yeah but, unless I'm missing something, it looks...

Yeah but, unless I'm missing something, it looks like they just have a 64 cm frame...I'm between 5'9" and 5'10", so it wouldn't work. :lol:
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

Wow...there are so many options. I really...

Wow...there are so many options.

I really wonder how I can accurately gauge sizing, if I'm looking at bikes that my LBS may not have in stock, though.

I feel like my current bike (the Raleigh...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

I like the look of the Fuji touring a lot. I like...

I like the look of the Fuji touring a lot. I like the idea of being able to vary my hand positions a lot, and the geometry isn't nearly as extreme as most road bikes I've seen.

I really doubt...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

is there an appreciable difference between...

is there an appreciable difference between hybrids and flat bar road bikes? Obviously I'm assuming the latter will probably be lighter.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

Thank you for the information. I like the varying...

Thank you for the information. I like the varying hand positions available with drop bars, but I didn't give bar ends a thought. I'll look into some hybrids.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

I'll look into it, thanks. Out of curiosity, does...

I'll look into it, thanks. Out of curiosity, does it have a threadless stem? I have never actually owned a bike with a threaded stem, so I don't know how adjustable they tend to be. But for every...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

Massachusetts.

Massachusetts.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

I would look into it, but there are no...

I would look into it, but there are no Performance bike shops in my area.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

Really, $800 ~is~ an extension of my budget,...

Really, $800 ~is~ an extension of my budget, haha.

I've been looking at used bikes, but didn't really like the ones I saw, and I'd prefer to get a bike pretty soon rather than try to find the best...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

I ride slowly, but mostly because I'm pretty weak...

I ride slowly, but mostly because I'm pretty weak and out of shape and my current bike is really heavy. My commute is roughly 7 miles, give or take. I don't strictly need panniers or fenders, but...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,822
Posted By ralph12

Good entry level road bike for commuting

I want to get a road bike for commuting. I'd prefer not to spend more than $800. I'd prefer a road bike with drop handlebars, since I like to vary my hand positions. Also, I want a bike that's not...
05-18-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,692
Posted By ralph12

This kind of degeneracy is most abominable.

This kind of degeneracy is most abominable.
05-16-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,256
Posted By ralph12

great post :thumb:

great post :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-13, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By ralph12

Make sure you get a good price if you do go to...

Make sure you get a good price if you do go to your LBS...mine are all VERY expensive (by the standards of a recreational cyclist just looking for a simple road bike), and hardly stock anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By ralph12

A 56 cm?

A 56 cm?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-13, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By ralph12

I actually already have a full set of allen keys...

I actually already have a full set of allen keys (one of the few tools I own), so I'm glad I won't need to buy those. The other tools, I will pick up from wherever I can get them cheapest (I'm on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-13, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By ralph12

Replacement fork for Dahon Boardwalk S1?

Which fork can be used as a replacement?

The fork got hit by a car (while I was riding) so it's bent outta shape.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By ralph12

Well, to be honest I might not be able to have...

Well, to be honest I might not be able to have the bike put together--I lack the tools and I don't have any experience assembling bikes. I'd like to learn, and maybe I could figure it out with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By ralph12

Motobecane USA Mirage Sport

I'm looking for my first road bike--I initially planned on buying a Fuji Connoisseur from BD, but they sold out.

I noticed they do still have the Motobecane Mirage Sport:...
05-14-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,435
Posted By ralph12

I think most bikes would be able to handle a 230...

I think most bikes would be able to handle a 230 pound rider just fine. A lot of weight on the bike might put a little strain on the spokes of the rear wheel, so they'll need to be adjusted more...
05-14-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By ralph12

Sorry for no pics yet (got too bogged down with a...

Sorry for no pics yet (got too bogged down with a lot of stuff)

I decided to get the Raleigh fixed...$188 parts and labor at my LBS. But, eh, it runs like brand new now...if not better than when...
05-14-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,486
Posted By ralph12

I understand it, at least. Congratulations on...

I understand it, at least. Congratulations on your progress in English.

I'm sure that you'll achieve fluency soon enough. English and most of the Latin/Romance languages (like French) have a lot...
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By ralph12

I really would like to buy the Shogun if I could...

I really would like to buy the Shogun if I could get it for a good price, but I just don't think it's going to happen, so I probably won't bother asking. I really wish road bikes in shops weren't so...
05-13-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,607
Posted By ralph12

Well, I can agree with that. It's not vain or...

Well, I can agree with that. It's not vain or frivolous to want to look good...it's actually really important.
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By ralph12

The R600 would probably fit me. Maybe I'll go and...

The R600 would probably fit me. Maybe I'll go and check it out; thanks
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By ralph12

Thanks for the information...I want a nice steel...

Thanks for the information...I want a nice steel road bike, but I don't want to pay too much for it....sadly I'm pretty sure the shop wouldn't accept an offer of $200 in a million years. :\
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By ralph12

Also, here is the link so you can see it ...

Also, here is the link so you can see it

http://beverlycycles.com/shogun-road-bike

I don't know ANYTHING about this bike, but I like it...$475 seems a tad steep though, but like I said, I don't...
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By ralph12

Is this a good deal?

There is a Shogun brand road bike for sale at my LBS. Not sure of the model or year. It's used, in very good condition.

Their asking price is $475. Are there any Shogun models that are worth that...
05-13-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,737
Posted By ralph12

Just my personal opinion, but if I were in your...

Just my personal opinion, but if I were in your position I'd save time and effort by saving up a little bit of cash and buying an entry-level geared mountain bike for a few hundred dollars. It will...
05-13-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,607
Posted By ralph12

Is it really such that men can show up to work...

Is it really such that men can show up to work looking like slobs and still get taken seriously?

I haven't seen many successful sweaty, slovenly male lawyers...or greasy-haired male physicians, or...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,848
Posted By ralph12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0SVG6SgirE ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0SVG6SgirE

After a bit I thought of this and its relevance to this thread.
05-13-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By ralph12

Canadian dollars are a dadgummed third-rate...

Canadian dollars are a dadgummed third-rate imitation of proud American money. They even use "gold" coins for their dollars...aptly called "loonies".

If anyone ever tried to pay me in Canadian...
05-13-13, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By ralph12

Very true. Massachusetts is a...

Very true.



Massachusetts is a "no-fault" state, or as I've discovered, more of a "your fault" state. Many insurance companies fight TOOTH AND NAIL to avoid paying claims to cyclists or...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,028
Posted By ralph12

Can't say anything about the Spiderflex, but the...

Can't say anything about the Spiderflex, but the Spongy Wonder is the best bicycle seat I have ever owned.

Nerve damage and poorly-healing nerves run rampant in my family...3 close relatives of...
05-10-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By ralph12

In my opinion that bike isn't a very good deal....

In my opinion that bike isn't a very good deal. It's very heavy for a road bike, and I've checked them out in person and they don't seem very comfortable. I've never owned one, but I probably...
05-10-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By ralph12

There are some bike shops that deal mostly or...

There are some bike shops that deal mostly or totally in reconditioned used bikes of good quality. Check to see if there are any in Houston or another city nearby.

You should have a big selection...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,848
Posted By ralph12

I tell people "drive safely", "be safe" or things...

I tell people "drive safely", "be safe" or things like that when they're driving cars. Are you sure you're not being a bit over-sensitive?

And really, a bicycle IS less protective to its operator...
05-10-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By ralph12

Well, I found the size chart for the bike I'm...

Well, I found the size chart for the bike I'm interested in (it's the Fuji Connoisseur). Does anyone here have one, btw?

I'm not sure where to even begin a search for a model with a similar...
05-10-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By ralph12

Bike sizing for online order

For those of you who bought a bike online, a model that you'd never seen in person:

How did you get the right size?
05-09-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,727
Posted By ralph12

Oh, I see. Maybe I was mistaken then, and it is...

Oh, I see. Maybe I was mistaken then, and it is alright. I still have to pull the seatpost up pretty high on my 20" frame, and the handlebars were so low that I added a riser stem to compensate...had...
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