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Forum: Commuting
01-21-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,774
Posted By recumbenttoad

Well, I don't wear bike specific clothing to...

Well, I don't wear bike specific clothing to commute, so, I usually carry a S&W 642 or a Ruger LCP in a pocket. I'm probably going to start carrying a Glock 26 in Smartcarry holster to have something...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By recumbenttoad

I go home at night and throw darts at pictures of...

I go home at night and throw darts at pictures of Al Gore.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,774
Posted By recumbenttoad

No motive was ever established. The guy that was...

No motive was ever established. The guy that was shot didn't know the shooter.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,774
Posted By recumbenttoad

I Have To Admit, I Was A Little Scared Last Night

I was riding home from my mother's last night after 10:00 and made a quick stop at a local eatery to get a sandwich to take home. As I was locking my bike up I noticed a car parked in an odd place by...
12-28-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,048
Posted By recumbenttoad

Santa brought me a lump of coal with a note on it...

Santa brought me a lump of coal with a note on it telling me I'm losing my job on the 30th. Bah-humbug.
12-26-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,068
Posted By recumbenttoad

I find my Brooks B-17s very comfortable.

I find my Brooks B-17s very comfortable.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,267
Posted By recumbenttoad

I carry mace but I also carry a gun and have for...

I carry mace but I also carry a gun and have for several years. I am comfortable with the gun, I am proficient with the gun and I am not afraid of it as long as I remain in control of it. I have...
08-16-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,145
Posted By recumbenttoad

I have ridden in some of the most horrid weather...

I have ridden in some of the most horrid weather as I used to be a regular commuter. I'm trying to talk myself into that lifestyle again and the weather where I live is not good a lot of the time.
08-08-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,806
Posted By recumbenttoad

Well, one of the first things I told them at the...

Well, one of the first things I told them at the LBS was that I would want the seatpost switched out if I decided to pick it up.
08-08-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,806
Posted By recumbenttoad

Is This Bike Strong Enough For A 300lb Clyde?

I'm looking at this bike:

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/revolt.2/14818/66245/

I'm not concerned about the frame or wheels too much, it's the fork I'm wondering about. It is a...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,771
Posted By recumbenttoad

^^Grow up.:rolleyes: Now, some of you...

^^Grow up.:rolleyes:

Now, some of you understand why I was disappointed and some of you have missed it completely.

I had been watching this particular bike as it got closer to their two day...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-13, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,771
Posted By recumbenttoad

What doesn't seem unusual? The fact that stated...

What doesn't seem unusual? The fact that stated in their ad is the fact that the sale is on a first come first served basis and no sale will be conducted prior to the Friday opening or the fact that...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-13, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,771
Posted By recumbenttoad

Really Disappointed In My Local Shop

I've been wanting to get a different ride to commute on that is more, shall we say, robust. So, I've been keeping my eye on a Salsa El Mariachi 29er at the LBS that is last years model. This weekend...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,210
Posted By recumbenttoad

Just buy some of this and a can opener - problem...

Just buy some of this and a can opener - problem solved:

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Forum: Commuting
03-13-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,210
Posted By recumbenttoad

I thought this was going to be a thread about...

I thought this was going to be a thread about this:


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Forum: Commuting
03-10-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,415
Posted By recumbenttoad

I just bought a Deuter Trans Alpine 30. Should be...

I just bought a Deuter Trans Alpine 30. Should be here this week. I've always used panniers, but thought I would try a backpack with the new single speed. I just couldn't stand the thought of hanging...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,889
Posted By recumbenttoad

1. 1987 Schwinn Cimarron that I gave the...

1. 1987 Schwinn Cimarron that I gave the "Rivendell" treatment.
2. 2009 Giant Seek 2
3. Nashbar mountain frame that I built into an 1x8 with a bunch of oddball parts laying around.
4. Nashbar SS...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,915
Posted By recumbenttoad

Are There Any Large Seat Bags As Large As The Revelate Viscacha For Less Money?

I just picked up a Nashbar 29er SS and I don't want to hang a bunch of stuff on it. I will probably ride it to work once in a while and would like to be able to stuff some stuff in a decent sized bag...
02-20-13, 08:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,952
Posted By recumbenttoad

Thank you. It's difficult to convince some folks...

Thank you. It's difficult to convince some folks of this.
02-20-13, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By recumbenttoad

I just called the shop to ask them a question...

I just called the shop to ask them a question about a Giant and one of the guys was telling me about the Mukluk he bought. He said he loves it. I mentioned the El Mariachi that I had looked at and,...
02-20-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,952
Posted By recumbenttoad

That must be a fairly tightly held secret where I...

That must be a fairly tightly held secret where I live. I'm never at the doctor's, but the people I work with and family members are there a bunch and none of them have ever entered into negotiations...
02-20-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,952
Posted By recumbenttoad

You obviously do not work in a retail shop. Walk...

You obviously do not work in a retail shop. Walk a mile in their shoes, so to speak, and you'll sing a different tune. I know it certainly changed my mind. Try doing the offer thing at your doctors...
02-20-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,952
Posted By recumbenttoad

I would let the shop make some money on the...

I would let the shop make some money on the accessories since they are not making any money on the bike. It's difficult enough to make a living in a brick and mortar retail setting without giving...
02-20-13, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By recumbenttoad

I thought "high dork factor" was for...

I thought "high dork factor" was for Tri-bikes.:p
02-19-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By recumbenttoad

A Decision Between Two Salsas

I've been thinking about a new bike. I got rid of five bikes last year and still have three (although I never ride one of them). I really don't need another bike, but the urge is still there.

I...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By recumbenttoad

I've got them on two of my bikes. They made a...

I've got them on two of my bikes. They made a world of difference for me when it came to knee pain. A wider foot placement was the answer. I bought some Kneesavers from the LBS for $45 and another...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-12, 06:32 PM
Forum: Commuting
10-13-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 943
Posted By recumbenttoad

It has rained about 3" in the last three hours...

It has rained about 3" in the last three hours here in SW MO with lots of flooding and hasn't stopped yet. unfortunately it's trying to make up for a dry summer all at once.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By recumbenttoad

Fiber One bars are pretty obnoxious in that way....

Fiber One bars are pretty obnoxious in that way. I ended up giving them to a guy at work without mentioning that fact to him, though.
09-23-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By recumbenttoad

At one time I think I had for or five sets of...

At one time I think I had for or five sets of Overlands. I still have a set on a commuter (Giant Seek 2) plus these. About three years ago I put a NOS set of Overlands on a Specialized Hard Rock Pro...
09-23-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By recumbenttoad

Price Check On Some Cannondale Panniers, Please

Well, I'm starting to liquidate unused items from my life to make things a little more manageable. Plus, things at work are not looking good and it's a distinct possibility that I'll lose my job...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-12, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,190
Posted By recumbenttoad

Forks bent.

Forks bent.
09-02-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By recumbenttoad

Are there any bangers out there doing "pedal bys"...

Are there any bangers out there doing "pedal bys" on bicycles?
08-30-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
Posted By recumbenttoad

And, prices me out of the market. I am a value...

And, prices me out of the market. I am a value shopper when it comes to bicycles and don't like to spend a lot (I've had two bicycle stolen which leaves a guy a little nervous). I bought a 2009 Seek...
08-30-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
Posted By recumbenttoad

Well, I wasn't looking to buy. I was just in...

Well, I wasn't looking to buy. I was just in shootin' the bull and looking at tail lights. I stop in once a week at this shop just to say hello whether I need anything or not.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,407
Posted By recumbenttoad

It's Americans. And, what's so funny about living...

It's Americans. And, what's so funny about living in a country that doesn't seem to be as oppressive as the rest of the world?
Forum: Commuting
08-29-12, 05:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,407
Posted By recumbenttoad

It sounds like them Cajuns are mean S.O.B.s. If...

It sounds like them Cajuns are mean S.O.B.s. If it is that dangerous where you live, I would move if at all possible. If not, find an alternate route. It may take you longer, but it may be less...
08-29-12, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
Posted By recumbenttoad

It makes shopping for used bikes sound that much...

It makes shopping for used bikes sound that much better.
08-28-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
Posted By recumbenttoad

Thinking About Buying A Salsa? Better Hurry.

If you are planning on buying a Salsa bike anytime soon I would go ahead and jump on any 2012 models you can still find. I was in my local shop today and they were telling me that Salsa informed them...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,251
Posted By recumbenttoad

Where I live motorcycles and bicycles can...

Where I live motorcycles and bicycles can basically treat the light like a stop sign.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-12, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By recumbenttoad

I Am A Rainmaker

I am a Rainmaker.

I've been getting lazy as I get older and have fallen away from commuting. I used to commute a little over a 900 miles a month and felt great. Now, I am old and fat and...
07-17-12, 06:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,608
Posted By recumbenttoad

My dad's college room mate, a guy by the name of...

My dad's college room mate, a guy by the name of Grant Peterson, owed my dad money but gave him this bike instead. My dad said that Grant went on to be a famous bike maker in Japan or something and...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,511
Posted By recumbenttoad

I had a U-lock stolen 3 years ago. Unfortunately,...

I had a U-lock stolen 3 years ago. Unfortunately, it was attached to my bike at the time. I just bought an Abus Bordo with a combo lock just so I can't lose a key.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,175
Posted By recumbenttoad

Cool, a zombie thread. I've used the Crystal...

Cool, a zombie thread.

I've used the Crystal Stick for many years and really like it. The stick itself lasts a long time, too.
07-08-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By recumbenttoad

Chainlove.com (Bonktown.com) Pop-Up Question.

Okay, I admit I'm not the brightest bulb in the box, but I can't seem to figure out how to disable that annoying little pop-up at the bottom of the screen for Chainlove.com (formerly Bonktown.com)...
07-07-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,019
Posted By recumbenttoad

I rode last year when it was 108. About 15 years...

I rode last year when it was 108. About 15 years ago I was riding in 110 heat. I think I made need to move.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By recumbenttoad

I wear a helmet and hate it and would love to...

I wear a helmet and hate it and would love to stop wearing it, but I guess as I have become older I have lost that immortal feeling that I had as a younger man. I don't know if the helmet is...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-12, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,225
Posted By recumbenttoad

Lots of tools, purses, wallets, money. I always...

Lots of tools, purses, wallets, money. I always try to reunite the purses and wallets with the owners if they have ID in them. I found a designer purse ($275 purse) behind the building where I work...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-12, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,522
Posted By recumbenttoad

Glad you are enjoying it. To me it feels like I'm...

Glad you are enjoying it. To me it feels like I'm riding in a blast furnace.
Forum: Commuting
07-04-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,803
Posted By recumbenttoad

Well, I ordered an Abus Bordo 6150 lock...

Well, I ordered an Abus Bordo 6150 lock yesterday. I paid $61.00. I was just real tired of carrying a u-lock, so, I hope this one works out.
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