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06-08-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,978
Posted By bobbyahines

Clearly, Jedi bike tricks are in order here. Use...

Clearly, Jedi bike tricks are in order here. Use the Force.
Forum: Touring
06-08-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By bobbyahines

Always lock your bike up, everywhere you go....

Always lock your bike up, everywhere you go. Period. Whether or not you think you can trust a aplace and its folk, locking up the bike keeps you from being wrong. That said, locking the bike up...
06-08-09, 10:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,256
Posted By bobbyahines

Beautiful. Love it. A white mag wheel would be a...

Beautiful. Love it. A white mag wheel would be a great aesthetic option as well. Well done!
04-16-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,398
Posted By bobbyahines

New build finished...

Here's my latest project finished up...

Specs
1992 Nishiki Custom Sport
Velocity Deep-V Wheelset (White)
Soma Hellyer Track Crankset
Original Centurion Handlebars hacked down to bullhorns...
Forum: Touring
02-08-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,936
Posted By bobbyahines

atman has it right! Skip the tent/pad combo and...

atman has it right! Skip the tent/pad combo and go straight for the hammock. Check the "North American" model out from junglehammock.com, and you'll never opt for a tent and pad again.
-bobby
10-29-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By bobbyahines

And if it is the 30mm, you can get crazy and use...

And if it is the 30mm, you can get crazy and use 8 of 9 cogs from a 9 speed cassette with a 9sp shifter.
10-29-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By bobbyahines

If i give a customer an...

If i give a customer an evaluation/recommendation/estimate, I wouldn't be offended in the slightest if they got a second opinion. Also, don't forget that, as a customer, you control the handlebars on...
10-27-08, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By bobbyahines

Most penetrating lubricants will do fine in a...

Most penetrating lubricants will do fine in a medium weight oil. At the LBS you'll find Phil Wood tenacious oil or Speed Skate oil. At auto shops you can ask for bearing oils. Folks are mixed on...
10-26-08, 03:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 43,467
Posted By bobbyahines

Back in interior Alaska I used to keep a MTB...

Back in interior Alaska I used to keep a MTB lubed (headset, BB, and even pedals) with the purple-colored Arctic grade automotive grease just so I could keep the thing moving the two miles to work...
10-24-08, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By bobbyahines

Just for clarification, the Fixed Cup (1st...

Just for clarification, the Fixed Cup (1st picture) is reverse threaded (lefty tighty, righty loosey), while the lockring and adjustable cup are regular threading. Sounds like a fun project!

-Bobby
09-21-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,868
Posted By bobbyahines

The Sounder is my preference on this commute. You...

The Sounder is my preference on this commute. You can ride to the Tacoma Dome Station, or ride to the Theatre district or any of the four stops in between where the free Light Rail runs every 10 - 20...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,301
Posted By bobbyahines

Frankly, I'd consider putting the velo top on my...

Frankly, I'd consider putting the velo top on my Dutch Kraus frame commuter, here in Seattle. Don't think it would look that bad at all... -bobby
08-28-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By bobbyahines

Hey, thanks everybody, I made it in and out of...

Hey, thanks everybody, I made it in and out of Denver with some good riding and no bike vs. car injuries! Time constraints ended up becoming the most determinate factor in my travel arrangements. I...
Forum: Foo
08-16-07, 05:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,118
Posted By bobbyahines

HR will only refer you back to the new boss. The...

HR will only refer you back to the new boss. The proper business way to deal with this situation is to request a meeting with the new boss, explain that you feel you and he have a communication issue...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-07, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By bobbyahines

Sounds like you're a prime candidate for...

Sounds like you're a prime candidate for investing in a folder...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-07, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By bobbyahines

Send it back. You're just suffering from new...

Send it back. You're just suffering from new christmas toy syndrome. Send it back and pout just long enough for the new properly working one to arrive...
08-16-07, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,090
Posted By bobbyahines

$30 will get you a decent floor pump with guage...

$30 will get you a decent floor pump with guage built in. If you want a carry around, I 100% L-O-V-E my Crank Brothers Pro hand pump (also $30).

Grocery store gas stations often have a "free...
08-15-07, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By bobbyahines

Boulder Residents: Cycling between Denver and Boulder?

Attention Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Area Residents:

Scenario: I'm in Longmont with my folding 20" single speed bike from 8/18/07 to 8/20/07. On 8/21/07 I have to be at the Denver International...
08-15-07, 04:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,894
Posted By bobbyahines

I admit I'm a fan of this particular book. My...

I admit I'm a fan of this particular book. My fandom stems from the transparency of his research and source evaluation. His other books don't warrant the same respect from me. The Chinese studies...
08-15-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,894
Posted By bobbyahines

I've been vegetarian for years now. It's not that...

I've been vegetarian for years now. It's not that hard to do. I switched STRICTLY for health reasons. When the oldest living male in your family is 51, and you realize heart disease and diabetes took...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-07, 04:56 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,656
Posted By bobbyahines

+1

+1
Forum: Foo
08-14-07, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By bobbyahines

If you happen to have no moral compass, steal...

If you happen to have no moral compass, steal this dude's stuff... All of it...
Forum: Foo
08-13-07, 06:38 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,509
Posted By bobbyahines

I dig charcoal. I still like the slogan "On Bike,...

I dig charcoal. I still like the slogan "On Bike, Off Topic." I also like the play on Foo themes (e.g. "Serious racing? Foo-getta-bout-it," and "My kung foo is stronger.")

Edit: I've always...
Forum: Foo
08-13-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,509
Posted By bobbyahines

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3065/revmonkeyc...

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3065/revmonkeyck0.th.jpg (http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3065/revmonkeyck0.jpg)

I can make these patches (this is just a graphic with simulated embroidery)...
08-12-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By bobbyahines

Clyde-size Jersey on Sale at PB...

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=16342&estore_ID=1247

only in 3X, but a nice classic jersey for $14.99.
Forum: Foo
08-12-07, 12:42 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,509
Posted By bobbyahines

Team Foo Cycling Jersey

I think we need a jersey just for Foo fans.... Here's a quick prototype (based on the color scheme for the Boulder Triathalon):

FRONT:...
Forum: Foo
08-12-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By bobbyahines

It's all about the cranking amps. You want a...

It's all about the cranking amps. You want a starting battery to have a high level of cranking amps. The real caveat of deep cycle is where you buy it. It's hard to tell if you're getting solid lead...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-07, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By bobbyahines

My morning ride today was at +37F/+3C. Winter's...

My morning ride today was at +37F/+3C. Winter's gonna be here shortly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,972
Posted By bobbyahines

Trust me. This situation is compounded by...

Trust me. This situation is compounded by piercings...
Forum: BMX
08-09-07, 10:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,586
Posted By bobbyahines

recommending drugs and weights to a normal 14...

recommending drugs and weights to a normal 14 y.o. is in very bad taste...
08-09-07, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By bobbyahines

Heck with those ideas, I watched the video linked...

Heck with those ideas, I watched the video linked above, and from now on I'm carrying a Judge Judy on my bike rides. Sure, I might have to buy a decent tandem, but it'll so be worth it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-07, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By bobbyahines

Federal Statutes 1.04.007 subsection 800(b)....

Federal Statutes
1.04.007 subsection 800(b). Events. Attendance. Attire. Bike Jersey. Any bike jersey representative of an event shall be worn during the event and anytime thereafter until the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-07, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By bobbyahines

I've since solved the problem for my short...

I've since solved the problem for my short jaunts. Picked up a Dahon Boardwalk for $180 (about the cost of shipping if you get charged), and it fits in a suitcase.

IMPORTANT: When packing your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-07, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By bobbyahines

Rowbike....man, you gotta be some kinda sailor...

Rowbike....man, you gotta be some kinda sailor ninja to ride that thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By bobbyahines

Yep. Not a problem. If it is your third bag, they...

Yep. Not a problem. If it is your third bag, they charge $50. If it's your second, they typically don't charge.
08-08-07, 01:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,348
Posted By bobbyahines

No, you're crossing into OCP territory. Come back...

No, you're crossing into OCP territory. Come back to the light...
08-08-07, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By bobbyahines

I had a 6+ mile stranded from home because of...

I had a 6+ mile stranded from home because of flat without patchkit/tube scenario. I stuffed the tire full of leaves/grass/foliage and rode it home. Worked okay, and no additional damage.

Since...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-07, 12:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 21,382
Posted By bobbyahines

FYI: Bad to use dryer softener on performance...

FYI: Bad to use dryer softener on performance materials. It coats the fabric in an oil, negating the fabrics wicking/breathing properties... Wash cold, then hang dry.
08-07-07, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By bobbyahines

Yeah, good luck with that. I don't think there is...

Yeah, good luck with that. I don't think there is a well-reviewed HRM with computer download/upload features for under $50. My personal opinion, best bang for the buck is the Polar F6 (Edit: $199).
Forum: Commuting
08-06-07, 03:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,513
Posted By bobbyahines

The shrinks say ignoring the cagers and writing...

The shrinks say ignoring the cagers and writing down license plates is the most effective course of action. Apparently the studies indicate any type of engagement with a bad driver has the psych...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-07, 01:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,142
Posted By bobbyahines

WheresWaldo has a decent point about bike shops...

WheresWaldo has a decent point about bike shops returning to their roots as gathering places. Box stores in any industry market are comparable (IMHO) to NAFTA frameworks. They bring foot traffic to...
08-06-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By bobbyahines

The presta tubes by Specialized comes stock with...

The presta tubes by Specialized comes stock with the shouldered nut. It works well.
Forum: Foo
08-05-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,273
Posted By bobbyahines

Holy cats, that's some lobster legs! Yes, the...

Holy cats, that's some lobster legs! Yes, the vinegar works, btw...
08-05-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By bobbyahines

Ken, On a side note, you should be proud of...

Ken,

On a side note, you should be proud of your decision to get back on the bike for fitness. Take it easy and just have fun riding; everything else just kind of works itself out.

-bobby
08-05-07, 01:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,102
Posted By bobbyahines

The problem with HGH, is that its benefits...

The problem with HGH, is that its benefits disappear when you stop taking it. So stay on it forever? Expensive for one, and more potential for those potential side effects to show up...
08-05-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,256
Posted By bobbyahines

My '78 Sport serial is stamped on the rear...

My '78 Sport serial is stamped on the rear dropouts...
08-04-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,256
Posted By bobbyahines

Nishiki Decals

I've got the downtube logo and headbadge decals for '78-'80 printed up right now. I measure and take digital photos of the decals on the bike, flatten them out and remaster them on the computer, then...
08-04-07, 12:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,256
Posted By bobbyahines

I am certain it is a Nishiki, early 80's. The...

I am certain it is a Nishiki, early 80's. The only odd part is the lug on the forks; could be non-oem or just ones I haven't seen on Nishiki before. Run the photos past T-Mar; he's the sensei on...
08-03-07, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,468
Posted By bobbyahines

That's friggin' awesome.

That's friggin' awesome.
08-03-07, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,468
Posted By bobbyahines

go with an inexpensive rack on the back (like an...

go with an inexpensive rack on the back (like an aluminum inline) then mount an old milk crate to it and throw a few bungie cords in. Work's great.
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