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Forum: Foo
11-06-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 506
Posted By Blinkie

Would still wilt in his presence?

Would still wilt in his presence?
11-04-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,926,650
Posted By Blinkie

A set of water bottle cages, which look a great...

A set of water bottle cages, which look a great deal better than the wally world Schwinn cage I have on now.

On to the rest of my list!
Forum: Touring
11-04-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,843
Posted By Blinkie

Another good option is denatured alcohol from any...

Another good option is denatured alcohol from any paint store or department. You get it in a tin about a quart in volume, for about five bucks. It's not *pure* ethanol, as it legally must be...
Forum: Foo
10-31-12, 07:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,533
Posted By Blinkie

I haven't been trick-or-treating since the...

I haven't been trick-or-treating since the mid-80s. I didn't even know this was a thing until we came home tonight after work and dinner. The worst part is that this is a neighborhood where people...
Forum: Southeast
10-29-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Blinkie

If you go to The Varsity, you MUST get one of...

If you go to The Varsity, you MUST get one of their frozen orange drinks!

If you find yourself in a mood for breakfast type foods, if you're at all near Midtown, stop in at Java Jive. They only...
10-21-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,850
Posted By Blinkie

I don't know if it's so much the 'older' cars,...

I don't know if it's so much the 'older' cars, but the mentality I see far too much is people expect to be able to multitask behind the wheel, and vehicle manufacturers keep adding more gadgets to...
Forum: Touring
10-18-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,390
Posted By Blinkie

There's also a low-cost option called Freedom Pop...

There's also a low-cost option called Freedom Pop someone I know is looking into:
http://www.freedompop.com/
Forum: Touring
10-18-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,390
Posted By Blinkie

You can get a no-contract mobile connection...

You can get a no-contract mobile connection easily enough. Look for them in Target, Walmart, Best Buy, many shopping malls. They may not allow a load of bandwidth, but there's not much to do about...
Forum: Foo
10-16-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,309
Posted By Blinkie

Of all places I've visited, the one I've seen...

Of all places I've visited, the one I've seen consistently carrying belts with replaceable buckles has been Hot Topic. Their belts come in a wide array of leathers and pleathers in black, black with...
10-12-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Blinkie

Did you by chance click in the 'quick reply'...

Did you by chance click in the 'quick reply' field first? I get that message when I decide to discard a reply in progress, and just close the tab.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Blinkie

A larger bike will feel sluggish in steering...

A larger bike will feel sluggish in steering compared to a smaller bike. I just took a test ride on my new bicycle today, which is a lot larger than the too-small Huffy I recently re-homed to someone...
Forum: Foo
10-09-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By Blinkie

But why do the guys hanging out need huge...

But why do the guys hanging out need huge telescopes? Was this rendering from before we had radar on aircraft?
10-09-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,417
Posted By Blinkie

I read it as where the load rests while in a...

I read it as where the load rests while in a bent-forward position while riding, at which point the direction of the weight in relation to the body is different then when in an upright position....
10-09-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By Blinkie

Dang ... that's a lot of people to deliver one...

Dang ... that's a lot of people to deliver one envelope across town. I bet if the first guy took it to point B (or just one swap at a central hub?) things could be a bit less complicated with their...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Blinkie

Thanks much. I knew there had to me more to it...

Thanks much. I knew there had to me more to it than just looks.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Blinkie

Fenders too large?

I just acquired a bicycle, and I plan to add fenders. It currently has 700c x 30mm tires, and I plan to eventually switch to slicks (I figure if we have snow this winter, I'll still have the treaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Blinkie

The caveats I've heard about Bikes Direct have...

The caveats I've heard about Bikes Direct have been bearings and wheels. Sometimes, not consistently, the bearings don't come properly greased. Also, the wheels are machine-made, and almost always...
10-05-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Blinkie

Those bikes look too small for them. Maybe...

Those bikes look too small for them. Maybe they're also bike thieves!
Forum: Foo
10-03-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,115
Posted By Blinkie

It's always fun seeing people of the leaf on...

It's always fun seeing people of the leaf on other forums! Perhaps I'll fill my Stanwell this weekend.
10-02-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,430
Posted By Blinkie

You make me a bit jealous of the Netherlands,...

You make me a bit jealous of the Netherlands, then. Here in the U.S., I'd fear such an intersection. It's tough enough for people here to understand a simple red light meaning stop.
10-02-12, 11:29 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,430
Posted By Blinkie

The video displays notes on the lower right...

The video displays notes on the lower right explaining that there are separate colors and timings of lights for the different types of traffic. However, I can also see how it would be either a very...
Forum: Foo
10-01-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Blinkie

I understand what you mean, Fuzzbox. I see it too...

I understand what you mean, Fuzzbox. I see it too frequently. I've had to deal with customer complaints about a cashier who forgot to ask for a last-second item, and also didn't care to find out our...
Forum: Introductions
10-01-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Blinkie

Try finding bicycle cooperatives. They frequently...

Try finding bicycle cooperatives. They frequently take in donated bicycles to part out to other builds. There's one I pass which has a small number of rusting wheels out back of its building.
10-01-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,955
Posted By Blinkie

Just keep it dry. I cut my hand doing some lumber...

Just keep it dry. I cut my hand doing some lumber yard work a number of years ago, and went right back to work with stitches. I was mindful of contact points to avoid tearing, but otherwise a gauze...
09-30-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,372
Posted By Blinkie

That sewing machine ... I love the old Singers! I...

That sewing machine ... I love the old Singers! I know two places with very similar, one possibly identical, models within three miles of each other. The one identical to yours works well enough (it...
09-30-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,131
Posted By Blinkie

A chain called Five Below, if there's one in your...

A chain called Five Below, if there's one in your area, while they still may have school supplies: $5 or less.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,778
Posted By Blinkie

Don't start it too hot! (I know you're not, but...

Don't start it too hot! (I know you're not, but maybe others need the advice) Paraffin melts around 150F, and needs a heat source to keep it that way. It's why a super-cheap thrift store pot, or...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-12, 06:25 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,778
Posted By Blinkie

What Alupang said. And look in the canning...

What Alupang said. And look in the canning supplies, for wax jar seal as well; that's pure paraffin, whereas often candles have a bit of other things to help them burn longer (stearic acid, a...
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Blinkie

It looks like the fork is welded to the basket,...

It looks like the fork is welded to the basket, and the entire front portion is rigid. This means the entire front portion turns, and I can imagine it would be difficult for any tight maneuvers!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,759
Posted By Blinkie

Now the question stands to whether you got the...

Now the question stands to whether you got the job, and if your cycling attire played a role in that decision lol (Answers aren't mandatory, of course)
09-28-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,024
Posted By Blinkie

VERY true! I saw a blue Lotus in rush hour...

VERY true! I saw a blue Lotus in rush hour traffic the other day, and this morning I watch a Bentley hit 75 North from Buckhead (I merged on the same ramp) being driving horribly, nearly hitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,303
Posted By Blinkie

Not necessarily. I'll be moving back to Atlanta...

Not necessarily. I'll be moving back to Atlanta in a couple months, and even in town I wouldn't ride at night without a headlight 'for seeing.' Firstly there are far too many variables on city roads,...
09-25-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Blinkie

As far as I know, that is correct.

As far as I know, that is correct.
Forum: Commuting
09-25-12, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By Blinkie

I've known some photographers who say those are...

I've known some photographers who say those are very comfortable, and don't stick out like a sore thumb in slacks.
Forum: Touring
09-25-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 80,783
Posted By Blinkie

From specific mentions in this thread ("This is...

From specific mentions in this thread ("This is my touring bike with a 28 pound long-haul touring load") or in general? If the latter, here:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,523
Posted By Blinkie

Eh, they're not actually clones. They're some...

Eh, they're not actually clones. They're some off-brand sold legally here in the U.S., bearing the CPSC sticker. They're just cheap looking and ugly. Again, I'm not interested in purchasing one. The...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By Blinkie

I covered part of my helmet with reflective tape,...

I covered part of my helmet with reflective tape, and used a razor knife to contour the edges with the original shell and foam edges (not so expensive a helmet) so it looks a bit more organic. It...
09-23-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Blinkie

+1 Why did the police just take their bikes...

+1

Why did the police just take their bikes away int he first place? I couldn't get past that so the rest was basically just moot to me.
09-23-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By Blinkie

Indeed. Between here and Smyrna on the...

Indeed.

Between here and Smyrna on the Silver Comet Trail, there are a lot of road crossings. At each, especially closer to Smyrna, there are crosswalk-type buttons for either a red flashing...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,477
Posted By Blinkie

watch out ... ...

watch out ...

http://i48.tinypic.com/2uy6qn4.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-23-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,620
Posted By Blinkie

Speaking of crack ... showing some to the driver...

Speaking of crack ... showing some to the driver as retaliation could be a 'shorts or bib' argument! (Not that I'm suggesting mooning a raging driver or anything ...)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,523
Posted By Blinkie

Not that I'm going to buy one but maybe I need to...

Not that I'm going to buy one but maybe I need to snap a picture. A store called Five Below sells helmets, complete with safety regulation compliance stickers, for $5. They're not pretty, basically...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Blinkie

Not fair, not fair, not fair! Aldi should have...

Not fair, not fair, not fair! Aldi should have the exact same specials out here in Redneckia as in the UK!
09-23-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,501
Posted By Blinkie

When I was *very* young, my parents told me that...

When I was *very* young, my parents told me that in order to ride in the street, I had to do something similar. I'd assume that it was either in effect in the early 80s, or at least had been at some...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,477
Posted By Blinkie

... d? edit: Dang! Missed the edit above!...

... d?

edit: Dang! Missed the edit above! ... It's what happens when you load a page, and come back later to read it.

I am Fred. Always will be!
Forum: Touring
09-23-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By Blinkie

Try a UPS Store or similar. The one near work...

Try a UPS Store or similar. The one near work does passport photos and even has a notary.
09-23-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,785
Posted By Blinkie

One of my pet peeves on the road, be they...

One of my pet peeves on the road, be they motorists, cyclists, or whatever, are the folks who throw out a signal and expect all adjacent traffic to suddenly adjust to them. I can't count the times...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,477
Posted By Blinkie

Some people are proud to be Fred, and not irate...

Some people are proud to be Fred, and not irate by accusations thereof.

It partly depends on whom you ask.
09-22-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,332
Posted By Blinkie

To distract the staff while you're letting the...

To distract the staff while you're letting the air out of (hopefully) their tires outside?
Forum: Commuting
09-22-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,690
Posted By Blinkie

Use oxyclean (or equivalent), Borax, or something...

Use oxyclean (or equivalent), Borax, or something you trust to rid of stink. Lather it inside the helmet, rinse it (some have even said in the shower, if you're that intimate with your cycling gear),...
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