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05-23-16, 01:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,337
Posted By Glottis

I didn't say that one should exclude sodium or...

I didn't say that one should exclude sodium or staurated fats from one's diet. If you're active and need more sodium, then, of course, you should adjust accordingly. I don't care what the FDA...
05-23-16, 01:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,337
Posted By Glottis

What bagel with butter and salt?! I don't eat...

What bagel with butter and salt?! I don't eat that. The only bread I eat is the whole wheat bread I make, as I'm not able to find anything similar in Ukraine.

What I meant by quality food is...
05-22-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,337
Posted By Glottis

Sodium and butter?! What about your heart?...

Sodium and butter?! What about your heart? There's plenty of scientific evidence linking them to heart disease. The best fat sources are raw nuts & seeds, which contain unsaturated fats mostly. And...
05-22-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,337
Posted By Glottis

Good for you! I stumbled upon Dr. Fuhrman's...

Good for you!

I stumbled upon Dr. Fuhrman's "Eat for Health" book when I was searching for a drug-free lupus treatment for my sister, and possibly for myself. I weighed 88 kg (~195 lbs) "only",...
05-19-16, 04:57 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 32,804
Posted By Glottis

I take 2-3 dates or a handful of raisins with me...

I take 2-3 dates or a handful of raisins with me on my rides. From now on, I'll make it a habit of riding through drive-thrus while eating my dried fruits, just to spite fast "food" restaurants....
08-05-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,516
Posted By Glottis

I feel I have to give any people considering...

I feel I have to give any people considering surgery this link: Weight Loss Surgery : Disease Proof (http://www.diseaseproof.com/archives/cat-weight-loss-surgery.html)

I read "Eat for Heatlh"...
08-02-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By Glottis

That cassette is showing signs of snake finning.

That cassette is showing signs of snake finning.
08-02-13, 02:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By Glottis

The Bike Peddler Take a Look mirror can be...

The Bike Peddler Take a Look mirror can be mounted on the helmet! When I had a visor I attached the mirror to it. With my new road helmet, I used some zip ties to attach it, because I didn't want to...
11-28-12, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,192
Posted By Glottis

I have 5 of these, and they work flawlessly....

I have 5 of these, and they work flawlessly. Also, I've bought 6 of them for family and friends, and they're still in working condition after about 2 years of use. DX shipped the latest lights with...
06-12-12, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By Glottis

It's very easy to shorten the chain with the...

It's very easy to shorten the chain with the right tool, which doesn't have to be expensive if you just want to maintain your own bike. I bought a ~$5 chain tool and have used it about 10 times with...
04-15-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,979
Posted By Glottis

The PD-40 is the best way to go, as the the force...

The PD-40 is the best way to go, as the the force is distributed evenly across all the plastic notches. Using other tools might break the latter off.
For adjusting the bearings you'll need a 10mm...
04-15-12, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,979
Posted By Glottis

If the overhaul isn't long overdue, and the...

If the overhaul isn't long overdue, and the pedals weren't damaged, why would it be questionable? It takes little time, some grease and new bearings to service the pedals, and they'll feel like new....
04-09-12, 04:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,932
Posted By Glottis

:D Congrats! That's why I love hills. I always...

:D Congrats! That's why I love hills. I always have a big grin (not dumb though :P) on my face when I get to the top. And also because every time I get to the top of a hill, I make one more *****....
04-07-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,943
Posted By Glottis

Converting to drop bars is feasible, but it isn't...

Converting to drop bars is feasible, but it isn't going to be simple.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/578606-Convert-Trek-FX-Hybrid-to-Drop-Bars

It'll be more expensive than installing...
04-06-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,932
Posted By Glottis

That dude has an electric kit hidden in those...

That dude has an electric kit hidden in those bags. And he was out of breath anyway, that's why he wasn't even breathing hard!
03-11-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By Glottis

Congratulations Mark! I cry a ton when I...

Congratulations Mark!


I cry a ton when I have a tooth removed. Needless to say, that makes me lose a lot of weight! :D
02-28-12, 12:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By Glottis

You have bike paths inside the trains in...

You have bike paths inside the trains in Australia? :D

Next time when you don't have any "witty remarks", as you said it, just talk gibberish and watch the confused look on people's face. Better...
02-27-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 864
Posted By Glottis

Get a camera (mount it on your helmet, handlebar,...

Get a camera (mount it on your helmet, handlebar, etc.) to film your rides, and report (with video evidence) the dangerous idiots who throw stuff at you.
01-06-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Glottis

On the plus side, your ride today was 30.53 miles...

On the plus side, your ride today was 30.53 miles longer than mine. :thumb:
01-05-12, 01:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Glottis

The following holiday code is still valid: ...

The following holiday code is still valid:
http://www.fitocracy.com/register/?invite_code=HOLIDAYS11
01-04-12, 01:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Glottis

I'm Glottis there. I'm already following everyone...

I'm Glottis there. I'm already following everyone I could find from this thread. Trying to make it addictive, as I work from home and don't have enough incentive to exercise.
01-03-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Glottis

Never heard of it, but thanks to this thread I...

Never heard of it, but thanks to this thread I discovered it. Interesting!
Also, I found out they have an open holiday invite. Just click the following link:...
12-19-11, 03:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

18650 batteries aren't proprietary. They're the...

18650 batteries aren't proprietary. They're the same batteries that power laptops. There are 4 18650 batteries in the MagicShine's battery pack. Like a1penguin, I only use 18650 batteries for bike...
12-15-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By Glottis

In my (insignificant) experience, this also...

In my (insignificant) experience, this also applies to new bikes' wheels. I don't know about wheel sets though, but I imagine it to be true for non-custom built ones.
12-15-11, 02:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By Glottis

Went out and bought a 7mm wrench (I had almost...

Went out and bought a 7mm wrench (I had almost all sizes except the 7mm one!). Adjusting the bearings was a breeze and took about 2 minutes. I thought it'd be frustrating.
No play now in either...
12-11-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

Here's a better video my wife shot from a...

Here's a better video my wife shot from a distance of 95 meters. Shot with a Canon S2 IS, which angle is more suitable than the GoPro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ofZk-bDmb4
12-08-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By Glottis

How can I possibly ignore this challenge? Did you...

How can I possibly ignore this challenge? Did you post this on purpose? :D
BTW, only the left pedal has play in it.
12-08-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,457
Posted By Glottis

Why would he need to change the chain and...

Why would he need to change the chain and cassette? I thought a worn chain can mess up a chainring, not the other way around. Unless he continues using it after the chain starts slipping, of course.
12-08-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By Glottis

Is this tool just easier to work with, or do I...

Is this tool just easier to work with, or do I need it to adjust the bearings? I thought 7 mm and 10 mm wrenches and a vice are all I needed to get the job done.
12-08-11, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,457
Posted By Glottis

I'm not that experienced, but it looks fine. ...

I'm not that experienced, but it looks fine.
Also, see this post from HillRider: ...
12-08-11, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By Glottis

That's good to know, thanks.

That's good to know, thanks.
12-08-11, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By Glottis

This one was tight, and it was the only thing I...

This one was tight, and it was the only thing I unscrewed. I started the disassembly, but stopped when I realized that I need a 7 mm wrench to adjust the bearings. Then I thought it's a good thing I...
12-08-11, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By Glottis

No, it's definitely in the pedal itself.

No, it's definitely in the pedal itself.
12-08-11, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By Glottis

New pedals' bearings adjustment

I bought some Shimano pedals, the m540. I always inspect everything really closely, so I noticed that the left pedal has very little play in it. It's only noticeable if I grab it with my fingers and...
12-07-11, 05:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

10 Wheels, is that the KD C8? I just got the...

10 Wheels, is that the KD C8?

I just got the 42mm o-rings from manafont. Their thickness is 1.5 mm. I can confirm that they fit the KD C8. I put an o-ring between the OP reflector and the lens to...
12-04-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

Oops! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBh7Qo2sRP4

Oops! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBh7Qo2sRP4
12-04-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

I just uploaded a video I shot today. Sorry for...

I just uploaded a video I shot today. Sorry for the delay, but couldn't do this earlier. I wanted to shoot the video on a more or less sunny day, so had to wait! I also couldn't get away further from...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By Glottis

Wonderful view! This shouldn't happen in an...

Wonderful view!

This shouldn't happen in an open-minded community. They'll see the light sooner or later, though!
11-28-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

I've been using these for 2 years:...

I've been using these for 2 years: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/universal-bicycle-mount-8274
I use a washer between the head of the screw and the mount to prevent the screw from tearing the rubber....
11-28-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

I'll shoot and post the video as soon as I can in...

I'll shoot and post the video as soon as I can in the next few days.
11-25-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

They're great! During the day I switch both of...

They're great! During the day I switch both of them to SOS mode. I turn the first one on, wait about 3 seconds and then turn the 2nd one on. This way they seem to flash irregularly...
11-25-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

It's down to $21.86 now. I've already ridden with...

It's down to $21.86 now. I've already ridden with two of them on the handlebars at night. I love this light! I uploaded 2 videos today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZn0ikar0L4...
11-25-11, 12:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,132
Posted By Glottis

Did you ask Sheldon? ...

Did you ask Sheldon?
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/creaks.html



You weren't really clear in your original post. What do you mean? Do you only hear a sound, or does the chain skip (losing...
11-23-11, 04:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

I measured it with a digital caliper. It's a very...

I measured it with a digital caliper. It's a very useful thing to have!
11-23-11, 02:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

I received the 5 lights (2 for me and 3 for...

I received the 5 lights (2 for me and 3 for friends) I'd ordered. They're all in good condition, no doughnut and no green tinting.
However, if you're like me and like to tighten everything down in...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By Glottis

If you're not able to ride at least 1.5 meter...

If you're not able to ride at least 1.5 meter from parked cars, just go with the flow - ride behind a car. If traffic is too slow, overtake on the left of the first lane to avoid the door zone....
11-09-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By Glottis

Laptop batteries are also Lithium ion, so it's...

Laptop batteries are also Lithium ion, so it's better to keep them fully charged.
11-08-11, 04:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

Price just went up, it's $25.86 now.

Price just went up, it's $25.86 now.
11-07-11, 06:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By Glottis

The KD C8's head is bigger than the MTE P7 I...

The KD C8's head is bigger than the MTE P7 I currently have. I believe it's around 44mm in diameter. You might not be able to mount it on your helmet for this reason.
The one my friend bought has...
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