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12-19-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,508
Posted By phinney

Our D'Lite was good to about 25 mph behind the...

Our D'Lite was good to about 25 mph behind the tandem. Above that the bike would start a wobble. No such problem with the Solo which was stable all the way to around 35 which is the fastest I ever...
08-15-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By phinney

I haven't had any problems with mine either. Very...

I haven't had any problems with mine either. Very likely a seatpost issue.
08-07-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,258
Posted By phinney

"I start going slowly hoping to *maybe* not have...

"I start going slowly hoping to *maybe* not have to take my feet off the pedals. There are about four car lengths between me and the cars stopped at the light. I am dead center of the lane, rolling...
07-26-09, 07:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,757
Posted By phinney

The video does show how ineffective a u-lock is...

The video does show how ineffective a u-lock is for self defense.
07-26-09, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,030
Posted By phinney

Helmets are a strangulation hazard for small...

Helmets are a strangulation hazard for small children. Never let him wear or play with a helmet unsupervised.
09-13-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 30,896
Posted By phinney

If your kickstand is rattling you can fix it or...

If your kickstand is rattling you can fix it or replace it. No need for a kickstand to rattle.
08-28-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By phinney

New York is better than Michigan.

New York is better than Michigan.
08-28-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,904
Posted By phinney

I think it's more that the trend of ever...

I think it's more that the trend of ever increasing gas prices has stopped for awhile so people are feeling better about it. Traffic has certainly picked up around here.
08-28-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,371
Posted By phinney

One of the common risks of riding a bicycle is...

One of the common risks of riding a bicycle is getting attacked by a dog. If adequately prepared it's unlikely you'd get seriously injured. If you weren't prepared you should sue yourself.

If...
08-28-08, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By phinney

Sounds like another windfall for the legal...

Sounds like another windfall for the legal profession. Tort reform anyone?
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By phinney

If the fog is really heavy stay off the road....

If the fog is really heavy stay off the road. Wait until it clears a bit and then go to work.
08-28-08, 06:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 30,896
Posted By phinney

Laying the bike on its side works great until...

Laying the bike on its side works great until someone trips over it.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,239
Posted By phinney

Agree with Mike. The flat top on the B68 is very...

Agree with Mike. The flat top on the B68 is very comfortable for me. I have one on my drop bar touring bike and love it. My favorite Brooks by far.

I also gave the B17 a good try but never did...
08-25-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By phinney

While I agree leather seats are the way to go the...

While I agree leather seats are the way to go the B17 doesn't work for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-08, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By phinney

I just got my wife a Surly LHT for around $900 at...

I just got my wife a Surly LHT for around $900 at the LBS. These are great touring bikes and since you can still return the Schwinn I'd recommend doing that.

If you want to keep the Schwinn...
08-25-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,101
Posted By phinney

Are the ski helmets as lightly constructed as...

Are the ski helmets as lightly constructed as bike helmets?
08-25-08, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By phinney

If you're not really pedalling but just ride...

If you're not really pedalling but just ride around on the motor look into one of these:

Persons Heavy-Duty Cruiser Saddle
@ http://permaco.com/
08-23-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,978
Posted By phinney

A used Burley is a good thing to consider. I just...

A used Burley is a good thing to consider. I just bought an 8 year old Piccolo that has served three children. Other than being a little scuffed up and having a worn out rear tire it works great....
08-21-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 7,307
Posted By phinney

Thanks for posting the standards. They are even...

Thanks for posting the standards. They are even less effective than I thought.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 06:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,218
Posted By phinney

3 years on a 717R. Great frame, great paint - not...

3 years on a 717R. Great frame, great paint - not a chip on it. Paid less than $100.
08-18-08, 06:31 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 29,017
Posted By phinney

Car seat in Burley Solo worked for me. It just...

Car seat in Burley Solo worked for me. It just fit.

I took her out every night after work for a two to three hour ride. Started when she was around 4 months. No issues at all. She's now six, smart...
08-18-08, 05:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By phinney

"taking the lane" didn't work for these...

"taking the lane" didn't work for these guys.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By phinney

The added weight of the motor and batteries makes...

The added weight of the motor and batteries makes them impractical for pedal only propulsion. Combine that with the lack of range and a pedal only bike actually looks better all the way around. They...
08-15-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,228
Posted By phinney

Sianelle, for what it's worth I think you're one...

Sianelle, for what it's worth I think you're one of the best mods on the net.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By phinney

I like the Brooks B67/B68.

I like the Brooks B67/B68.
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