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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By chroot

Thanks for the reply, but I actually want the...

Thanks for the reply, but I actually want the chain guard. That's why I posted the thread. :thumb:

- Warren
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By chroot

Purchasing a Dahon Mu XL (non-Sport) in the US?

Hey guys

I think I've finally decided to buy a folding bike to use for relatively short-distance city rides, including public transportation. I really like the features of the Dahon Mu XL -- I...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Posted By chroot

The valve should only be tightened finger tight.

The valve should only be tightened finger tight.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Posted By chroot

10 psi loss per day sounds about right in my...

10 psi loss per day sounds about right in my experience. A tire going completely flat (i.e. the rim resting on the ground) after one evening is not.

Are you closing the nut on the top of the...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-07, 05:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,517
Posted By chroot

Awesome! Thanks for the info moxfyre! -...

Awesome! Thanks for the info moxfyre!

- Warren
Forum: Commuting
08-22-07, 05:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,221
Posted By chroot

I point where I'm going. Drivers simply don't...

I point where I'm going. Drivers simply don't understand the stupid left-hand ninety-degree signal. That signal was developed because people can only stick their left arm out of a car window. It's...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-07, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,022,969
Posted By chroot

I had my second "contact" with a motor vehicle...

I had my second "contact" with a motor vehicle today. I got right-hooked by an idiotic woman on a cell phone and not using her turn signals. I sorta sensed something was up with her vehicle as I was...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-07, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,517
Posted By chroot

BTW, I've never even heard of Sturmey Archer, and...

BTW, I've never even heard of Sturmey Archer, and that makes me a little leery. At least the Breezers come with Shimano stuff, which I consider a generally pretty reliable name. Hrm. Decisions,...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-07, 05:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,517
Posted By chroot

I'm totally intrigued with this goofy little...

I'm totally intrigued with this goofy little bike. I normally commute in full-on sweet road bike mode (high-performance clipless pedals, spandex, etc.) and just throw on a messenger bag to carry my...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-06, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By chroot

That's a different term, "wonking." C'mon, don't...

That's a different term, "wonking." C'mon, don't you guys have a cycling dictionary?

- Warren
Forum: Commuting
05-30-06, 07:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,470
Posted By chroot

If the restaurants are within walking distance,...

If the restaurants are within walking distance, and you're carrying 4 people in a reasonably fuel-efficient car, the actual value of your share of the gas is literally pennies. Don't sweat it.

-...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-06, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,967
Posted By chroot

I once passed a big guy listening to an iPod. He...

I once passed a big guy listening to an iPod. He was lumbering along the sidewalk, and I was zipping past him on the roadway. I startled him, apparently, and he yelled "HEY! YOU SCARED THE **** OUT...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-06, 06:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,745
Posted By chroot

Honestly, this sounds a bit over-the-top for a 30...

Honestly, this sounds a bit over-the-top for a 30 mile round trip commute! Creatine?

You'll definitely need to build up your legs so they can handle the punishment (and no, it has nothing to do...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-06, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By chroot

PeterMac, Your calorie consumption depends...

PeterMac,

Your calorie consumption depends more on your intensity than on the length of the ride. In my experience, 50 Calories per mile is a good ballpark figure for riding flat pavement at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-06, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By chroot

Oh don't get me wrong, aham23, your century is...

Oh don't get me wrong, aham23, your century is quite an accomplishment! I just felt a little sheepish that my average speed was so much lower than yours. :D

- Warren
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-06, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By chroot

Good lord, your first century averaged 16.3 mph...

Good lord, your first century averaged 16.3 mph and you burned less than 5,000 kcal? You must either be in way better shape than me, or that route was board flat.

I did my first century of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By chroot

I just bought an SD450 for biking as well.. I'm...

I just bought an SD450 for biking as well.. I'm considering trying to mount it to my handlebars. I've discovered that all the pictures I want to take while riding (like the thrill of a pack descent...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-06, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,471
Posted By chroot

Cool, thanks Waldo. I was a little put off that...

Cool, thanks Waldo. I was a little put off that the site says things like "Dura-Type" instead of actually saying "fits Dura-Ace brake calipers."

- Warren
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-06, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By chroot

Of course, if she had been approaching from...

Of course, if she had been approaching from behind instead of from the right, you would have been flattened if you had stopped at the sign. Oh, the irony.

- Warren
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-06, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,471
Posted By chroot

I have Ultegra brakes, which I presume means I...

I have Ultegra brakes, which I presume means I already have an appropriate cartridge holder. Which pads should I then buy to fit that holder? The "Dura Type" pads listed on koolstop.com?

- Warren
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-06, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By chroot

Sounds to me like your derailer limit screws are...

Sounds to me like your derailer limit screws are set incorrectly. Perhaps you should take it to a bike shop, or go to parktool.com and learn how to fix it yourself.

- Warren
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-06, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By chroot

I'd suggest you just find a good LBS in your...

I'd suggest you just find a good LBS in your area, explain the situation, and ask them if you can bring in the brand-new shoes for a trade. You'd be surprised how many shops will let you do this,...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-06, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By chroot

The Bay Bridge is closed to pedestrian and...

The Bay Bridge is closed to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The only bridges in the bay area open to cyclists are the Golden Gate and the Dumbarton.

There are talks about including bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-06, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By chroot

These days, most people commute suburb-to-suburb....

These days, most people commute suburb-to-suburb. As a result, many people can actually make a commute completely though residential neighborhoods. All those stops signs won't even slow you down a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-06, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By chroot

Make sure you inflate the tires to their...

Make sure you inflate the tires to their operating pressure before every ride. It can be tough to tell the difference between 80 and 110 psi, but tires with less pressure are far more vulnerable to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-06, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,264
Posted By chroot

:rolleyes: I understand the concept that the...

:rolleyes: I understand the concept that the period of the pulse train is the same regardless of where you place the sensor. In other words, the time between pulses does not change. However, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-06, 10:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,264
Posted By chroot

You're correct that the computer counts...

You're correct that the computer counts revolutions, but you're incorrect that the magnet placement doesn't matter.

When the magnet is near the rim instead of nearer the hub, it's moving much more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-06, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By chroot

If you need a big discount, just ride in some of...

If you need a big discount, just ride in some of the big charity rides in your area. Many local shops give discounts to participants.

I'm doing AIDS/LifeCycle in June, and numerous stores in my...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,698
Posted By chroot

God, is there any wonder people hate lawyers? ...

God, is there any wonder people hate lawyers?

Well, if the dog had actually been a pneumatically-powered animatronic chicken, and the owner had actually been the Death Star, it would be clear that...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-06, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By chroot

How about this bizarre ad from Suzuki? ...

How about this bizarre ad from Suzuki?

http://www.virtualcivilization.org/carad.jpg

That's right. If you like riding a bike, you should... buy a car instead. I don't get it.

- Warren
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 09:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,901
Posted By chroot

Did I hear that right? Some people buy Tiagra...

Did I hear that right? Some people buy Tiagra bikes and then put 105 labels on the components?

Isn't that lying to a chick and saying you drive a Camry, when you really drive a Corolla? Who can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,102
Posted By chroot

Bay area, California The good: - Nearly...

Bay area, California

The good:

- Nearly year-round riding weather (though the rain doesn't let up for a few months straight in wintertime).
- Unbelievable views of the ocean, the bay, gorgeous...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-06, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By chroot

I carry some antibacterial wipes and a few...

I carry some antibacterial wipes and a few different sizes of adhesive bandages, one pretty large. They take essentially no room in my seat bag, but I figure I'll appreciate having them if some cute...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By chroot

I've heard of neither "sturming" nor "dranging,"...

I've heard of neither "sturming" nor "dranging," and I hope I never show up in the doctor's office doing either.

- Warren
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By chroot

1000 kcal per hour is not uncommon at a heart...

1000 kcal per hour is not uncommon at a heart rate > 170 bpm.

- Warren
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By chroot

If the bike is basically brand new, then it is...

If the bike is basically brand new, then it is almost assuredly experiencing some natural cable stretch. Over the first couple of weeks, the cables stretch a bit, causing your derailer alignment to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,650
Posted By chroot

Well, people really do get into accidents...

Well, people really do get into accidents sometimes, and sometimes it's not because they're dumb, or careless, or on cell phones. If she had stayed and tried to help the guy she just killed, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,003
Posted By chroot

Replacing tubes is a common and important part of...

Replacing tubes is a common and important part of cycling. Really, you shouldn't be riding your bicycle at all until you know how to fix a flat. Go back to your LBS and ask them to show you. It'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 09:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,031
Posted By chroot

Scientific methodology essentially involves two...

Scientific methodology essentially involves two steps: (1) development of a theory and (2) the use of empirical evidence to support or falsify the theory.

A tacit assumption is that theories which...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 06:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,031
Posted By chroot

I wasn't aware the wheel was invented as a result...

I wasn't aware the wheel was invented as a result of a concerted R&D effort. Learn somethin' new every day, eh?

The definition of science is: inquiry which follows scientific methodology. There's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 04:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,031
Posted By chroot

So, are you attacking science itself, or the...

So, are you attacking science itself, or the politicians who decide where money gets spent on R&D? Are you not aware that the two are not the same?

And, while you're at it, can you give me some...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,031
Posted By chroot

AthonyG, Good lord.... you're insane. Seek...

AthonyG,

Good lord.... you're insane. Seek help, man.



How do we know the scientific method works? We've eradicated polio, smallpox, and countless other diseases. We've all but cured...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By chroot

You climb slowly, and chicks don't think you look...

You climb slowly, and chicks don't think you look so good in spandex.

- Warren
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By chroot

Yeah, that much is clear. The problem is...

Yeah, that much is clear.

The problem is that I didn't feel even slightly hungry, even while my body was shouting all the other classic signs of hypoglycemia. My doc agreed that I probably should...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By chroot

Thanks for all the advice so far, guys. I have an...

Thanks for all the advice so far, guys. I have an update. I saw the doctor this morning, who took an EKG and found something that he troubled him. He did an urgent referral to the cardiology...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-06, 10:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By chroot

That's the thing, though. I didn't feel hungry at...

That's the thing, though. I didn't feel hungry at all at any point in the ride, or even after the ride. I just started feeling like my legs were toast (no pun intended!), and then, after crossing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-06, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By chroot

I have never really cared enough about the cost...

I have never really cared enough about the cost of tires to justify any complicated strategy. I just replace both tires at the same time. I know the fronts usually have plenty of life left in them,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-06, 09:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,065
Posted By chroot

I'm not a lot older than you, but I'll give you...

I'm not a lot older than you, but I'll give you an interesting man's perspective:

I was a brother in the biggest and most popular fraternity on campus, and I can testify that college-aged men...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-06, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By chroot

Toxins stored in my fat, eh? *rolls eyes* -...

Toxins stored in my fat, eh? *rolls eyes*

- Warren
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-06, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By chroot

It was 100 miles, not 100 km. I didn't feel the...

It was 100 miles, not 100 km. I didn't feel the onset of any symptoms until the 70th mile.

It was not hot -- in fact, it was cold. The winds around the Golden Gate make it a perpetually brisk...
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