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Forum: Commuting
07-26-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,023
Posted By paulypro

I agree! These markings don't give you any rights...

I agree! These markings don't give you any rights you didn't already have as cyclists, people.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,023
Posted By paulypro

That's what I'm sayin' :thumb: Cant have...

That's what I'm sayin' :thumb: Cant have critical mass everyday :lol:
Forum: Commuting
07-25-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,023
Posted By paulypro

Thanks for the pep talk. I 'know' that the rules...

Thanks for the pep talk. I 'know' that the rules surrounding the sharrows are vague & easily abused. Can't say I stand corrected as I've not changed my view on the matter & have not been convinced by...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,023
Posted By paulypro

This I agree with 100%. Sharrow or no sharrow, I...

This I agree with 100%. Sharrow or no sharrow, I think its quite alright to command your space on the roadway & can be done harmoniously without needlessly blocking the entire lane indefinitely nor...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,023
Posted By paulypro

Well in Portland, it's an exception as there has...

Well in Portland, it's an exception as there has been exceptional progress towards cycle-centric infrastructure. Motorists actually seem to be aware and thoughtful towards cycles which is the only...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-13, 11:47 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,023
Posted By paulypro

+1 relieved I'm not the only one that...

+1

relieved I'm not the only one that believes in some common courtesy
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,023
Posted By paulypro

Thank you for the advice, but respectfully, I...

Thank you for the advice, but respectfully, I still disagree. I'm just saying regardless if some lobbyists decided to paint cryptic bike symbols on roadways 11 feet out or not, that I'd feel like a...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 05:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,023
Posted By paulypro

which I interpret to mean... let them pass if...

which I interpret to mean... let them pass if possible!
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,023
Posted By paulypro

Alright, respect!! I appreciate that you're...

Alright, respect!! I appreciate that you're conscientious about what you're doing & I understand you know the road well, so I'll take your word for it. I'm sure we all have our own tricky sections of...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,023
Posted By paulypro

I saw the comments saying it's the officer that's...

I saw the comments saying it's the officer that's not informed, and I realize my opinion is unpopular here and on the rest of the 'web. I still think the OP cyclist is abusing the existence of a...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,023
Posted By paulypro

I tend to believe that it's the cyclist...

I tend to believe that it's the cyclist responsibility to ensure you're as out of the way as you can be for your own safety, whether there is paint on the tarmac or not. This is two prong, both to...
06-10-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,129
Posted By paulypro

...or if you're in the US, this little shop...

...or if you're in the US, this little shop carries them at about half that price & I think they will ship:

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1108593_-1_400317__400317
...
08-15-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,880
Views: 509,737
Posted By paulypro

Deals on top end Giro helmets (Prolite and Ionos)...

Deals on top end Giro helmets (Prolite and Ionos) @ 50% off:

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/men-s-apparel/giro/helmets.134.html

Offer is good only for 24 hours from about now...
06-10-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By paulypro

Don't know about there being ideal gearing for...

Don't know about there being ideal gearing for skidz, but I do know there's ideal gear to sport while doing yore skidz!

205664
It's official!
06-10-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,555
Posted By paulypro

Me & My bro's get the sikkest skidz .......

Me & My bro's get the sikkest skidz .... tireless... brakeless... freewheelin...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfRekj46Vq8
06-10-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,024
Posted By paulypro

I currently have both of these bikes.. the Big...

I currently have both of these bikes.. the Big Block def is > than the IRO Mark V in terms of ride & overall quality, though I think the IRO is a little lighter (possibly just due to the more...
05-18-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,880
Views: 509,737
Posted By paulypro

click it!! Point, click, DEAL!!

click it!! Point, click, DEAL!!
05-12-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,880
Views: 509,737
Posted By paulypro

I've had the BigBlock since late summer last...

I've had the BigBlock since late summer last year, running 28c gatorskins with TONS of room all around. It could easily fit some 32s or maybe even a knobby cross tire! Width wise there is a lot of...
02-22-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3,880
Views: 509,737
Posted By paulypro

I'd suggest taking a look at...

I'd suggest taking a look at http://www.voler.com/ They have decent stuff & the sales are usually quite good especially if you can handle some garish colors to wear under street clothes. I've got a...
01-14-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,880
Views: 509,737
Posted By paulypro

Whoah! They come in a 56... inch!! ..or was that...

Whoah! They come in a 56... inch!! ..or was that the claimed weight?
01-13-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 56,839
Posted By paulypro

Have had exceptional experiences with the Brits:...

Have had exceptional experiences with the Brits: chainreactioncycles.com (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/) and Wiggle (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/)

I've also had good experience with Speedgoat...
12-02-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,554
Posted By paulypro

+1 to this. This should be a part of your tire...

+1 to this. This should be a part of your tire mounting routine, as it finalizes the seating of the bead into the rim. It also kind of wiggles the tube into a proper position. If you've done this...
12-02-10, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3,880
Views: 509,737
Posted By paulypro

I have these in red & they are awesome! Like...

I have these in red & they are awesome! Like little wool sweaters for your hands! These have been good for me down to mid 30's in the PNW, but I tend to run a little warm... To me, this is the...
11-18-10, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,520,911
Posted By paulypro

Yeah I'm loving the look and ride of this one. I...

Yeah I'm loving the look and ride of this one. I just got it about a month ago. I swapped the tires to 28s from the narrow feeling 25s that came on it. Rims arrived both fully black, but the...
11-18-10, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,520,911
Posted By paulypro

Here are my FG rigs: Built up IRO, phil,...

Here are my FG rigs:

Built up IRO, phil, king, sugino etc. Sorry for the bad picture

http://image.bayimg.com/oaaaaaadl.jpg

Nearly stock All-City Big Block complete. Have swapped out only...
11-05-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By paulypro

I'm with ya... I'd say start taking one out once...

I'm with ya... I'd say start taking one out once in a while... soon enough they'll learn if they occasionally see one of their lemming brethren flapping around on the pavement like a fish out of...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,899
Posted By paulypro

Yeah she told me to go on ahead a couple of...

Yeah she told me to go on ahead a couple of times, but at the end of the day I think she wouldn't have had the gumption to finish it if I wasn't there to encourage her & help keep spirits up. I think...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,899
Posted By paulypro

Hiya, Thanks for all the input! We completed...

Hiya,

Thanks for all the input! We completed the century!! I opted to try to stay with her the entire ride but ended up going off the front a few times. Anytime I got a rhythm of my own, even what...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,899
Posted By paulypro

Wow! Thank you all for your feedback! It's pretty...

Wow! Thank you all for your feedback! It's pretty amazing to get such quality replies from total strangers!! (I guess I've been poking around the Singlespeed/Fixed forum too much where quality...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,899
Posted By paulypro

organized century ride this weekend ... person I'm going with is slooow...

Big organized ride this weekend.. Over a thousand entrants I believe... Course has options of different lengths, but the century route we intend to do consists of several decent hills.

Not that...
05-12-10, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By paulypro

Yeah don't let the forecast discourage you....

Yeah don't let the forecast discourage you. Springtime in Seattle is apparently next to impossible to actually predict, so days that show raindrops are often 100% or 80% dry, and sometimes the days...
05-12-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,176
Posted By paulypro

Aye it is easy enough! I just got caught not...

Aye it is easy enough! I just got caught not wearing it!

I think that perhaps it's less of a standing order from command to 'crack down' but I believe may be an extremely easy opportunity for...
05-12-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,176
Posted By paulypro

I don't think my one instance constitutes as a...

I don't think my one instance constitutes as a 'crackdown' in itself, however every time I tell someone about it I hear about someone else who's gotten one around here recently. I know of one...
05-12-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,176
Posted By paulypro

It was Friday afternoon, about 3:30ish. Nice...

It was Friday afternoon, about 3:30ish. Nice sunny day, lots of bike riders out. I saw at least two other helmetless riders wheel by as I was getting a write up. I'd say that if you're going through...
Forum: Introductions
05-11-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By paulypro

Hey Cbad, I've got a few... Lately I've...

Hey Cbad,

I've got a few... Lately I've been riding my newest, which is a black IRO I bought from someone on craigslist about four months ago. It's set up fixed gear, which I wasn't sure if I...
05-11-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,176
Posted By paulypro

I was pulled at 8th and pine, just going down...

I was pulled at 8th and pine, just going down pine in the uh 'bike' lane...

So did that person try to contest the tickets or did she just pay em like parking tickets?
Forum: Introductions
05-11-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By paulypro

Hello from Sunny Seattle!!

Yes, It's actually sunny in Seattle and the nice weather is coming!!

Just joined the BikeForum finally after 'lurking' around for so long.

I had to post about the ticket I just got for riding...
05-11-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,176
Posted By paulypro

Seattle Helmet Law Crackdown

Hey guys & girls.... Just an FYI for anyone in the Seattle area who may choose to occasionally ride helmetless...

I just received a $103 ticket last Friday, for no helmet. I was literally just...
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