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Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By tdister

Plastic reflectors works better when riding in...

Plastic reflectors works better when riding in mist too.

It looks like the state laws allow you to just have a decent light with no mention of rear reflectors except for new bike sales. NYC...
05-15-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 16,285
Posted By tdister

Laws vary but amber should be fine for front or...

Laws vary but amber should be fine for front or rear. At night, you would need a red light either instead of, or in addition to an amber rear, but I've seen very little reason why an amber can't be...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,055
Posted By tdister

I missed what size yours is sthslvrcnfsn...

I missed what size yours is sthslvrcnfsn (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/211680-sthslvrcnfsn). 56"?
Care to give us an update on your opinion of the bike?
Forum: Commuting
05-02-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By tdister

I think I see what you mean. It seems I've only...

I think I see what you mean. It seems I've only heard them riding better. I do remember someone saying that they learned to stop unweighting the seat on bumps with their BD. It was described more as...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By tdister

Are you referring to actual stresses on parts? I...

Are you referring to actual stresses on parts? I ask because I've only ever known longer wheelbases to ride better, which makes sense because the rider is, relatively, closer to the fulcrum that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,630
Posted By tdister

For starters, a very close shade to the one found...

For starters, a very close shade to the one found on the jersey is "desert pink" and is used as camo. I have never seen day glo camo in use.

I'm fine with pink and the kit. It's "ironic" but...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-13, 12:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By tdister

I have no idea how many miles are on mine and...

I have no idea how many miles are on mine and they aren't quite done for, it just seemed like I noticed wear much quicker than other tires. Relating to your post, the rear position is wearing much...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-13, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By tdister

Thanks for the comparison. If I didn't have so...

Thanks for the comparison. If I didn't have so many hills I would have bought big apples by now.

The Continental Sport Contact comes in a 1.6" 80 PSI. Not the longest lasting tire but I like them....
Forum: Touring
04-19-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,575
Posted By tdister

djb, I will give them a call next week. Thanks...

djb, I will give them a call next week. Thanks for the words.
Forum: Touring
04-18-13, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,575
Posted By tdister

I think the lopsided B17 CS pictured above is...

I think the lopsided B17 CS pictured above is officially retired. I think maybe I hadn't realized how it had gradually become more and more uncomfy. I may try the soaking and tennis ball trick since...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,332
Posted By tdister

So, some of you are suggesting that the tube pops...

So, some of you are suggesting that the tube pops and the release of energy unseats the tire from the rim?
Forum: Commuting
04-17-13, 12:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,332
Posted By tdister

I'm going with the majority here, most likely an...

I'm going with the majority here, most likely an improper tube installation.

Just to throw it out there, and for documenting, what kind of rims do you have? Is the rim true (no major hop)?

I...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,144
Posted By tdister

I used to think I was OK with 20+mph but getting...

I used to think I was OK with 20+mph but getting it straight off the sea is a different deal, it seems.

Though not fun (unless it's a tail) If I can take the skinny tire bike with no luggage,...
04-07-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By tdister

Release tension on the shifter cables by...

Release tension on the shifter cables by shifting, it can't hurt. A well greases seat post should have no problem over winter stored in climate control.

A good cleaning and hanging it up should do...
04-07-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By tdister

Environmentally responsible shops will also have...

Environmentally responsible shops will also have a refillable bulk tank
04-06-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,570
Posted By tdister

I can't handle the caffeine so much either but...

I can't handle the caffeine so much either but love coffee and a minor jolt. Something I've been turned on to in the past few months is "bulletproof"-style coffee. iie. coffee blended with grass-fed...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,055
Posted By tdister

Yes. We'll see what happens.

Yes.

We'll see what happens.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,055
Posted By tdister

Thanks for your input and research, Corwin1968....

Thanks for your input and research, Corwin1968. Hope your Devil treats you well.

Both of mine are 54" models. Excluding the weight carrying, I love the Pacer with some 32's but absolutely no...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-13, 05:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,879
Posted By tdister

I just assumed most people carry a knife. They...

I just assumed most people carry a knife. They are useful for way more than self-defense but are a great backup, if it comes to it.

My current carry knife is not made or all that great for self...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,879
Posted By tdister

You don't carry a knife? Always

You don't carry a knife? Always
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 11:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By tdister

I know some were Energizers, just whatever...

I know some were Energizers, just whatever department stores had as a set, but I went through 3 chargers. I never had a chance to kill a set of batteries, the chargers kept on dying within a few...
04-01-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,100
Posted By tdister

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZspuHsoetzM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZspuHsoetzM
Forum: Commuting
04-01-13, 02:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,879
Posted By tdister

:) No, even downtown, it's just for bears (though...

:) No, even downtown, it's just for bears (though that's actually a threat here lol) but that would be my answer in LA too. And my knife is just a tool.

You are pretty likely to get at least a...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-13, 12:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,879
Posted By tdister

You're fast. I edited my post above a bit. ...

You're fast. I edited my post above a bit.

Product strengths can vary. AFAIK it's pretty safe stuff. Some of the human targeted stuff is stronger, from what I remember. It will definitely work.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-13, 12:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,879
Posted By tdister

The question of using "bear" spray on a human or...

The question of using "bear" spray on a human or dog is more of a legal question and you would be well advised to learn your state's laws.
They vary drastically. In some places they are considered...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,879
Posted By tdister

Being slow and often weighed down, I often find...

Being slow and often weighed down, I often find myself just stopping and a solid, loud and authoritative "Hey!" coming from my mouth. It tends to snap them out of whatever mode they were in.

If...
03-30-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,540
Posted By tdister

Really? I've got a buddy I regularly come upon...

Really? I've got a buddy I regularly come upon riding who has, I believe, a 150 lumen light on strobe and it's anything but hard to see. Not trying to start a debate (hard to argue that a 600...
Forum: Touring
03-30-13, 01:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,575
Posted By tdister

I thought so as well. I forgot to mention that...

I thought so as well. I forgot to mention that the saddle was within warranty. I did not have the receipt but the saddle's mfgr date was within the 2 years warranty they carry.

They probably won't...
03-27-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,069
Posted By tdister

I was riding home and was wondering if maybe this...

I was riding home and was wondering if maybe this wasn't a good idea after all. Also, how many pedestrians are killed and injured every year?

A quick search shows many more people are killed as...
03-27-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,069
Posted By tdister

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00014...

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00014575/50 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001457512002606)
for anyone wanting to read it in full

edit: weird, it was letting me...
Forum: Touring
03-27-13, 01:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,575
Posted By tdister

My B17 Champion Special sagged lopsided pretty...

My B17 Champion Special sagged lopsided pretty quickly and noticeably. I sent Brooks an email with pictures and never heard back besides getting put on their mailing list. Still riding it and it was...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,565
Posted By tdister

I'll 2nd the alcohol and wool. Thanks for the...

I'll 2nd the alcohol and wool. Thanks for the aerosol link Ritterview.

I shower before I leave and just use 99% alcohol on my pits (sometimes just a quick wipe with water) and rinse my face.
03-26-13, 10:45 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,069
Posted By tdister

You don't need to knock reflectors in order to...

You don't need to knock reflectors in order to make lights seem worthwhile. Lights can stand on their own merits. For the front, I mostly agree. Rear, pedal and wheel reflectors are far better than...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-13, 09:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,681
Posted By tdister

Or perhaps some people working for a corporation...

Or perhaps some people working for a corporation who probably feels it has to have all kinds of whacky rules to limit liability, with employees not wanting to get fired for stepping outside of the...
03-26-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,069
Posted By tdister

You word that as if it's definitely or most...

You word that as if it's definitely or most likely one or the other.

Also, I just glanced over the reference in the OP and it doesn't seem to indicate that those reductions were necessarily for...
Forum: Touring
03-26-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,494
Posted By tdister

I like the idea overall and to keep it short some...

I like the idea overall and to keep it short some overall criticisms:

Matching is great, to a point. I'm not a big fan of "almost matching". Three slightly different shades/finishes of the same...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,174
Posted By tdister

I think maybe you need to see some more...

I think maybe you need to see some more taillights.

I'm assuming my transparent lens and 3 layers of red lens tape are pretty close.

Back to the original post that started this:



The...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,943
Posted By tdister

There's a large owl that occasionally accompanies...

There's a large owl that occasionally accompanies me for a 100 yards or so always from the same spot. It's happened 3 times just after nightfall, it flies parallel to me about 10-15 feet away at the...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-13, 09:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,055
Posted By tdister

I'm trying to simplify and reduce my possessions,...

I'm trying to simplify and reduce my possessions, including bikes. Naturally, that means buying stuff...

How are you guys liking your XOXO's? Would you buy them again? My LHT is great but is more...
Forum: Touring
03-25-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By tdister

Some good info here. I had terrible luck with...

Some good info here. I had terrible luck with chargers a few years ago and have been gun shy of rechargeable AA 's since. I'm pretty well converted to dynamo and Li-ion at this point but the eneloops...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,174
Posted By tdister

I've played with a red cateye lens over a 300...

I've played with a red cateye lens over a 300 lumen cygolite and the result was right about the same as a Hotshot, though hard to compare by eyeballing between the different colors (The white led...
03-24-13, 05:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,069
Posted By tdister

I would have a really tough time arguing against...

I would have a really tough time arguing against someone who was proposing that bicycles being used upon the roadway should have, within reason, the same visibility equipment as other slow-moving...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-13, 04:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,350
Posted By tdister

One area I cheap out on. I use cheap Walmart Bell...

One area I cheap out on. I use cheap Walmart Bell Mesh fingerless Gloves (they used to be better quality and fit my hands better than anything at the LBS for any reasonable price) and a pair of...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-13, 04:05 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,174
Posted By tdister

I keep seeing this presented as if it's some...

I keep seeing this presented as if it's some brilliant secret to bright rear lighting. Again, for anyone wanting to get caught up to speed on LEDS, the above a terribly inefficient way to go about a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-13, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By tdister

The round the world record was done on carbon,...

The round the world record was done on carbon, including wheels.

Google: Mike Hall
Forum: Touring
03-20-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By tdister

Anytime a USB port is involved charging will be...

Anytime a USB port is involved charging will be limited to 500 milliamps. For example, a car charger for a cell phone will often charge noticeably faster than a USB cord will as it isn't limited to...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By tdister

It would work but it's probably one of the few...

It would work but it's probably one of the few Miyatas that I would pass on. Miyatas are great bikes but that is a low-end version that I wouldn't want to invest in it in most cases.

If it was...
03-19-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By tdister

For anyone looking for a difficult to pick/cut...

For anyone looking for a difficult to pick/cut padlock of high quality: Abloy
Forum: Commuting
03-18-13, 01:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,515
Posted By tdister

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_de...

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=54359&category=3365


Great shoes, extremely comfy on the bike and off. I've only had tried Crank Bros cleats in them.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-13, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,709
Posted By tdister

It actually sounds like a really good bike for...

It actually sounds like a really good bike for your uses.
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