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06-11-11, 01:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,470
Posted By kludgefudge

what the hell was the point of that video? There...

what the hell was the point of that video? There was zero information and literally nothing happened in it to warrant the label "response".
06-02-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,242
Posted By kludgefudge

I bet there was an alligator in that there toilet.

I bet there was an alligator in that there toilet.
05-23-11, 02:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,659
Posted By kludgefudge

What, is this supposed to make my soul whole...

What, is this supposed to make my soul whole again? Why can't you people just flip the angry motorists off, maybe scream a little bit, and get on with your lives like normal people?
05-23-11, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By kludgefudge

What, the Internal, multi linkage worm drive...

What, the Internal, multi linkage worm drive setup wasn't insanely impractical and pointless enough for you!?
05-23-11, 12:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,604
Posted By kludgefudge

Combined with the fact that most Americans are...

Combined with the fact that most Americans are "The Wrong Kind of White People"....
05-22-11, 11:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,659
Posted By kludgefudge

The fact that people even CONSIDER engaging in...

The fact that people even CONSIDER engaging in this practice on the off chance that doing so could result in a favorable verdict in court in the event of some unforseen accident... It makes a little...
05-22-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 153,720
Posted By kludgefudge

...Only to be passed by said antique rider a few...

...Only to be passed by said antique rider a few minutes later when the terrain turns up hill instead of down.

But you wouldn't know anything about climbing hills, would you, what with being from...
05-20-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,385
Posted By kludgefudge

Just because I don't put some sort of smiley at...

Just because I don't put some sort of smiley at the end of a sentence doesn't mean it's not a joke.
05-20-11, 09:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,659
Posted By kludgefudge

Sometimes, I too get the urge to give random...

Sometimes, I too get the urge to give random cyclists I pass unsolicited advice. I fight that urge however, and I think everyone is better off for it.

That pent up rage from all that forced...
05-20-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 14,971
Posted By kludgefudge

Interesting article out of Australia, claims...

Interesting article out of Australia, claims Global per capita car use peaked in 2004, and outlines some of the factors that may be playing a role in this phenomenon (spoiler alert: Bicycles do not...
05-17-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,129
Posted By kludgefudge

Fair enough. I to have had that happen to me, but...

Fair enough. I to have had that happen to me, but it was a whole paceline of racerboys doing the passing, and they passed a fair bit closer to me than I would have preferred. As racers, they probably...
05-17-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,385
Posted By kludgefudge

No-- I wouldn't ride with someone who rode a...

No-- I wouldn't ride with someone who rode a recumbent trike.

On a more serious note, I don't see the big deal as long as you can still ride "together". who cares if he's curb hugging if you're...
05-17-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,129
Posted By kludgefudge

No need to call out- You are in traffic, do you...

No need to call out- You are in traffic, do you like it when cars beep to let you know they are passing? I didn't think so. Oh- and don't pass in the bike lane. If you can't get out into the traffic...
05-16-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,697
Posted By kludgefudge

I ride my Road bike (bridgestone RB-1) on gravel...

I ride my Road bike (bridgestone RB-1) on gravel and trails all the time. I run 28c tires they seem to work well enough. when possible, i find it is best to bunny hop roots and potholes rather than...
05-16-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 14,971
Posted By kludgefudge

It might not be effective advocacy, per say, but...

It might not be effective advocacy, per say, but the idea that economic misfortune could be a major influence on transportational cycling in the coming decades is certainly worth discussing....
04-27-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 14,971
Posted By kludgefudge

:lol: And how are we actually going about trying...

:lol: And how are we actually going about trying to solve the freedom/energy/mobility problem again?

I wasn't really concerned with what he meant or actually believed. I was just using the...
04-27-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 14,971
Posted By kludgefudge

I'm not sure where exactly you are trying to go...

I'm not sure where exactly you are trying to go here with your word-math, but I am going to attempt to take its to its logical conclusion.

If Driving becomes so expensive as to cause a person to...
04-15-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 153,720
Posted By kludgefudge

Its supposed to taste that way!

Its supposed to taste that way!
04-05-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 14,971
Posted By kludgefudge

A plumber, landscaper, carpenter etc. should buy...

A plumber, landscaper, carpenter etc. should buy the smallest and most economical vehicle that is practical for their particular line of work, and adjust their prices according to the cost of vehicle...
03-28-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,100
Posted By kludgefudge

one week if you wanna be a nice guy. also...

one week if you wanna be a nice guy. also depends on what sort of bike you are dealing with. if it looks "abandonable"... it probably was. IF it's a nice well cared for bike on the other hand, you...
03-26-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 153,720
Posted By kludgefudge

If you're going to go full out safety dork with...

If you're going to go full out safety dork with reflectors and lights on some sort of head covering device, you might as well wear a helmet.

Personally, I think the blinky adorned bicycle helmet...
03-21-11, 11:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,598
Posted By kludgefudge

Just using this particular attitude as an example...

Just using this particular attitude as an example of what I think most people around here think is appropriate, (impounding vehicles for clearly irrisponsible actions, but not outright forfeiture)...
03-21-11, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By kludgefudge

Heck yes you need them, unless you want your bike...

Heck yes you need them, unless you want your bike to look like some gaspipe jalopy! :p
03-21-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,598
Posted By kludgefudge

It is a little known fact that "A&S" actually...

It is a little known fact that "A&S" actually stands for "Arguments and Semantics"

Anyone who disagrees has clearly not read through this thread very carefully:D
03-14-11, 06:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,154
Posted By kludgefudge

He doesn't need a helmet because he's riding slow...

He doesn't need a helmet because he's riding slow and going around 90% of the obstacles and drops on the trail. I like the part about 1:20 in where the camera is set up facing what you think is a...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By kludgefudge

Surly Cross Check. (Fart noise.) I...

Surly Cross Check. (Fart noise.)



I like the looks and prices of the 2 $1100 steel bikes posted earlier, a good middle ground price wise and they don't look to offer much less than the portland...
03-13-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By kludgefudge

Call me crazy if you will, but I just, you know,...

Call me crazy if you will, but I just, you know, pull my phone out of my pocket and answer it.

On a real bike ride I keep my phone in my saddle bag and check it after it has rung If and when I...
03-13-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By kludgefudge

Reshell a basic LED front headlight-any Ideas/pic's?

Hey, I have an old Peugeot UE-8, a bike that came with "integrated" lights on the fenders when new. they ran off a wheel rub generator. Currently I have a radbot 1000 installed with a bracket on the...
03-13-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By kludgefudge

I agree some old amuniton boxes would look...

I agree some old amuniton boxes would look bada$$, but the probably would not be as practical for carrying around off bike as the canvas conversions.
03-13-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By kludgefudge

Yes, SA hubs need to have a bit of "felt wiggle"...

Yes, SA hubs need to have a bit of "felt wiggle" in them. Same thing happened to me when I was doing a 3 speed conversion recently. Check out www.sheldonbrown.com for more info on how to adjust them...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,858
Posted By kludgefudge

ok, I am not even going to bother reading what...

ok, I am not even going to bother reading what anyone else has said, and am going to tell you to man up, and not worry about taking off your rear rack to save precious grams on your non-competitive...
03-11-11, 11:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,250
Posted By kludgefudge

I just use my mad hot angl grndr skilz, yo!...

I just use my mad hot angl grndr skilz, yo! (srsly.)

This method is really only appropriate for beaters with missing seat posts, as the end result is not going to be "pretty". Every other method...
03-11-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,443
Posted By kludgefudge

Yeah well if you are just going to stand there...

Yeah well if you are just going to stand there smacking your frame around like you're a twelve year old girl what do you expect? :D
03-11-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,375
Posted By kludgefudge

I am usually more than happy to move over into...

I am usually more than happy to move over into large gaps in parked cars to let people pass when I am on narrow roads, and if it is a particulary long, narrow section I will make an effort to keep my...
03-09-11, 07:01 PM
03-09-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,664
Posted By kludgefudge

This is mine. It's a Raleigh Monger (from the...

This is mine. It's a Raleigh Monger (from the dump) with mostly old LX components off a rockhopper(from the dump). It has an extra large 53 tooth chainring with guard I put on mostly just to keep the...
03-08-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,114
Posted By kludgefudge

y'all are making me feel bad about "my" bike rack...

y'all are making me feel bad about "my" bike rack out front of my apt. building.:D
Forum: Commuting
03-02-11, 11:15 PM
03-02-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,521
Posted By kludgefudge

Cooler without in my experience, at least when it...

Cooler without in my experience, at least when it counts. Climbing in the hot sun I really would rather not have a helmet on my head, all it seems to do is insulate and keep my head extra sweaty.
02-27-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,057
Posted By kludgefudge

191626 Here is a pic just so you can see what I...

191626 Here is a pic just so you can see what I am talking about. (and yes, I know I need to get some steel wool on that chrome!)
02-27-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,057
Posted By kludgefudge

Well, if you don't want to have to get the saw...

Well, if you don't want to have to get the saw out you could find some fender-stay P clamps to use instead of the eye bolts. this will position the stays a little further below the QR and you can...
02-27-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,057
Posted By kludgefudge

Providing those fenders are installed similar to...

Providing those fenders are installed similar to the ones on my UE-8, you can pull the fender a little closer to the tire at the back, but you adjust it at the dropouts, not at the fender like with...
02-22-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,065
Posted By kludgefudge

This. It is designed for tight geometry road...

This. It is designed for tight geometry road bikes, uses a mounting system similar to the tubus one, and I don't get any heelstrike with it when combined with my very large axiom panniers on my...
02-16-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By kludgefudge

Ok, so maybe 22.5 miles a day commuting Isn't...

Ok, so maybe 22.5 miles a day commuting Isn't much for a seasoned North American "commuter cyclist", But over 10 miles each way is a bit much to expect from a much larger percentage of the population...
02-15-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,623
Posted By kludgefudge

An Italian bike that Tacky? I'm guessing Snooki.

An Italian bike that Tacky? I'm guessing Snooki.
02-15-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By kludgefudge

Yeah maybe If we lived in Jersey we would have to...

Yeah maybe If we lived in Jersey we would have to worry. This is Victoria.

It "looks nice", but I'm not really into the bike, or really any racing-to-roadster conversion. its only slightly more...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By kludgefudge

You have the clearance necessary for fenders for...

You have the clearance necessary for fenders for sure if you stick with the skinny tires. most fender kits will come with all the hardware you need to install them. my only concern with your bike is...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By kludgefudge

Yes, you would prefer the nice frame with lesser...

Yes, you would prefer the nice frame with lesser amenities, but that is because you are a cycling enthusiast who I am guessing at the very least knows how to set up their own brakes, can maybe even...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By kludgefudge

IMHO "Roadster" is a good descriptive term for...

IMHO "Roadster" is a good descriptive term for them.

as a side note I would avoid the use of the word "retro" at all costs.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By kludgefudge

1) City bikes. Yes it is a fairly broad term but...

1) City bikes. Yes it is a fairly broad term but they are basically purpose built for urban transportation. (read: not hybrids)

2) not really.older MTB's and modern hybrids are the norm for "city...
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