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Forum: Foo
11-21-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,527
Posted By mikeybikes

3 in Englewood, CO (childhood) 3 in Golden, CO...

3 in Englewood, CO (childhood)
3 in Golden, CO (college years)
1 in Lakewood, CO
1 in Denver, CO
1, back to Golden, CO
1, back to Denver, CO
1 in Edgewater, CO

Eleven sounds kinda high. My...
Forum: Foo
11-21-14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,684
Posted By mikeybikes

This. Feel free to spend all of your paycheck or...

This. Feel free to spend all of your paycheck or two on a big monitor.
Forum: Foo
11-20-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,684
Posted By mikeybikes

I'm glad that TV to you means the programming on...

I'm glad that TV to you means the programming on it.
Forum: Foo
11-18-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,684
Posted By mikeybikes

Nothing I said implied that. Your inference is...

Nothing I said implied that. Your inference is wrong.
Forum: Foo
11-12-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,684
Posted By mikeybikes

TV just isn't worth it in general. Keep your...

TV just isn't worth it in general. Keep your money in your pocket and stick with the TV you have.
Forum: Foo
11-10-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By mikeybikes

We have a forced air furnace and I clean the...

We have a forced air furnace and I clean the flame sensing rod once a year. It is very common for build up on them to keep them from working.

I just got finished replacing a cracked igniter on my...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,468
Posted By mikeybikes

I'll echo everyone else. Carry what you need to...

I'll echo everyone else. Carry what you need to fix it and just practice. Puncture resistant tires help too.
Forum: Foo
11-05-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,167
Posted By mikeybikes

This is what annoyed me. The last couple years we...

This is what annoyed me. The last couple years we handed out candy, but not this year. It was just me hanging out at home with our toddler while my wife and newborn were still spending the night in...
Forum: Foo
11-03-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By mikeybikes

Only in April.

Only in April.
Forum: Foo
11-03-14, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,167
Posted By mikeybikes

Meh, the kids in our neighborhood have their...

Meh, the kids in our neighborhood have their parents drive them in their cars up and down the block. Things like that make me less inclined to hand out candy each year.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By mikeybikes

Kool Stop pads are the best.

Kool Stop pads are the best.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,220
Posted By mikeybikes

I keep the following on me when riding: 1...

I keep the following on me when riding:

1 pair of nitrile gloves
1 mini hand pump
1 spare tube
1 pair of tire levers
1 patch kit
1 mini tool
Forum: Commuting
11-02-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,351
Posted By mikeybikes

I personally buy the smallest U-Lock and use's...

I personally buy the smallest U-Lock and use's Sheldon Brown's Lock Strategy (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/lock-strategy.html) (securing just the rear wheel to a rack) and depending if my front wheel...
Forum: Foo
10-31-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 225,054
Posted By mikeybikes

Thanks everyone! Everyone is healthy and we're...

Thanks everyone! Everyone is healthy and we're hoping to go home tonight. Our 2 year old misses us, though grandma and him do well together.

bigbenaugust I wrote a python script to log my laptop...
Forum: Foo
10-30-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 225,054
Posted By mikeybikes

Sitting in the hospital cuddling our 8 hour old...

Sitting in the hospital cuddling our 8 hour old baby girl.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,323
Posted By mikeybikes

I ride 5 hilly miles. Normal clothes works for me.

I ride 5 hilly miles. Normal clothes works for me.
Forum: Commuting
10-24-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

That's deep.

That's deep.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,323
Posted By mikeybikes

I find this an interesting trend. Expensive...

I find this an interesting trend. Expensive hi-tech "normal looking" clothing.

Personally, I just ride to work in what I wear at work. I know, doesn't work for everyone.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

At least religion or politics are debatable. ...

At least religion or politics are debatable.

The sad truth, physics isn't debatable. It is what it is. The problem here is we apparently don't understand physics.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,735
Posted By mikeybikes

52) Snotcicles

52) Snotcicles
Forum: Commuting
10-21-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,195
Posted By mikeybikes

I don't keep a total. Partly because a lot of my...

I don't keep a total. Partly because a lot of my trips are short, 1-2 miles. I don't use a cycle computer or anything on it.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

I'm enjoying this discussion on physics. It...

I'm enjoying this discussion on physics.

It makes my brain all tingly :love:
Forum: Foo
10-20-14, 06:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,438
Posted By mikeybikes

What's her name? Honestly, I don't find any of...

What's her name? Honestly, I don't find any of the NPR voices annoying.
Forum: Foo
10-20-14, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 225,054
Posted By mikeybikes

Someone cut some fiber optic cable out in...

Someone cut some fiber optic cable out in California and all the bits are spilling out. Somehow, our VoIP traffic is affected by that circuit. Crappy day for me listening to people complain about...
10-20-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By mikeybikes

A mid-to-late 80s Miele road frame. Rear spacing...

A mid-to-late 80s Miele road frame. Rear spacing is 126mm. The hub on the rear wheel I have is 130mm OLD (the hub is an 8spd Uniglide/Hyperglide). It's actually real easy to get the hub into the...
10-20-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By mikeybikes

I'm sorry Tom, I do realize you're busy personal...

I'm sorry Tom, I do realize you're busy personal life and didn't mean to pressure you in any way. I do hope things get better for you here.
10-20-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 159,742
Posted By mikeybikes

This. I'd rather replace a box then not have it...

This. I'd rather replace a box then not have it get to the destination in one piece.

Maybe someone should build a plywood box that just barely fits inside one of the USPS boxes... Might make it...
10-19-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,601
Posted By mikeybikes

I hadn't seen that picture before. Thanks. That's...

I hadn't seen that picture before. Thanks. That's a great looking way to bend a fork back. I've thrown a fork away because I didn't know any better...
10-19-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By mikeybikes

The hubs are pretty old, late 80s, early 90s. The...

The hubs are pretty old, late 80s, early 90s. The rest of the bike will have mostly tricolor components as well. There is little wear to the rims, so I'm hoping they'll be fine.

Like I said, the...
10-19-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By mikeybikes

Thank you for your amazingly insightful post.

Thank you for your amazingly insightful post.
10-18-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By mikeybikes

Am I too fat for these wheels?

I just picked up a pair of wheels at Veloswap for a pretty good deal. They're a bit older.

Mavic Open S.U.P. SBP, which are pretty narrow, Shimano 600 tricolor hubs, and only 28 spokes.

I fear...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

That's actually what I mostly was curious about....

That's actually what I mostly was curious about. Thanks for clarification.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

So why don't road racers ride 35mm tires?

So why don't road racers ride 35mm tires?
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

Now that's a good kind of racing! :thumb:

Now that's a good kind of racing! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

You mentioned 4" was outside the experiment....

You mentioned 4" was outside the experiment. What's the largest that was inside the experiment? If you don't know, how do you know 4" is outside the experiment?
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

How far can the conclusion be extrapolated, then?

How far can the conclusion be extrapolated, then?
10-17-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 10,548
Posted By mikeybikes

Uh oh, I better go tell my bicycle to get moving.

Uh oh, I better go tell my bicycle to get moving.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

So... why aren't race bikes built for 4" wide...

So... why aren't race bikes built for 4" wide tires?
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,999
Posted By mikeybikes

39 almost 40.

39 almost 40.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

I'm confused. We were talking about a rider's...

I'm confused. We were talking about a rider's mass and Newtonian physics and stuff. What effect does width have on rolling resistance?
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

In other words, my FBD is really useless :D

In other words, my FBD is really useless :D
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

So then what's all this hubbub over rolling...

So then what's all this hubbub over rolling resistance about?
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

Disregarding drag and assuming a level surface. ...

Disregarding drag and assuming a level surface.

This equation makes sense if you look at my FBD posted above:
a = g*sin(theta) - Fdrag/m + Fpedaler/m

The hard part is figuring out what Fdrag...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

And yet, here I am making FBDs and pointing out...

And yet, here I am making FBDs and pointing out basic Newtonian formulas...
:crash:
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

I would just like to point out that F=ma. In...

I would just like to point out that F=ma. In other words, a=F/m. Meaning, to achieve the same level of acceleration, more mass requires more force.
10-17-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,883
Posted By mikeybikes

I'm not disagreeing with you at all, but where's...

I'm not disagreeing with you at all, but where's the source for statistics on that? I'm genuinely curious.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

IT Systems Administrator for a small to medium...

IT Systems Administrator for a small to medium sized law firm. I'm not sure what that says...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

I have to admit, it took me much longer to make...

I have to admit, it took me much longer to make that FBD than it should have. I haven't done those in years. Also, I spent way too much time trying to decide if it was sin, cos, or tan... I was...
Forum: Foo
10-17-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,103
Posted By mikeybikes

I get it.

I get it.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,224
Posted By mikeybikes

That is such an oversimplification. There are too...

That is such an oversimplification. There are too many things left out and aren't accounted for.
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