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Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 06:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,219
Posted By Roadmistress

Take a towel in your pack, and a sponge...sponge...

Take a towel in your pack, and a sponge...sponge yourself down with cold water from the tap.

I hear ya about not liking to hog the bathroom, though...got the same thing going on at my workplace.
06-09-05, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By Roadmistress

If it's a "hum" it's probably the tire. Uneven? ...

If it's a "hum" it's probably the tire. Uneven? spin the wheel while wathicng the tire dead-on from behind. Does it jump up and down, or wobble side to side? It might be unevenly seated.


If...
06-09-05, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By Roadmistress

I would buy a new bike or frame and cannabilize...

I would buy a new bike or frame and cannabilize the bent one for parts.


After all, when an automobile's frame is bent, the car is usaually written off as "totaled." I unfortunately ruined a...
06-09-05, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,661
Posted By Roadmistress

Agreed, although there is a degree of delicacy to...

Agreed, although there is a degree of delicacy to truing wheels. If you have a rather expensive bike orexpensive rims, I would suggest picking up a yard-sale junker to 'practice' on.
06-09-05, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By Roadmistress

In all my wheelbuilding, I've never needed a...

In all my wheelbuilding, I've never needed a truing stand.




Heh, the first wheel I took apart and rebuilt, I marked every spingle spoke and the corresponding hole with a different color nail...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 06:13 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,524
Posted By Roadmistress

Ok, moderate sparking, but I stand by my point.

Ok, moderate sparking, but I stand by my point.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By Roadmistress

I got a cell phone... It was fun for awhile....

I got a cell phone...

It was fun for awhile. I fiddled with the gadgetry and changed the setup until I liked it. I mastered all the games. I talked and instant messaged my friends.


But it...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 06:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,524
Posted By Roadmistress

...is ANYTHING besides flaming being done in this...

...is ANYTHING besides flaming being done in this thread? Because I haven't seen it. Granted I got sick about halfway down the page and skipped the rest...if there is something worth reading tell...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 05:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,219
Posted By Roadmistress

:o You guys are hornballs. Is...

:o



You guys are hornballs.


Is that really a bad thing?
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 05:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,586
Posted By Roadmistress

$75 for the Roadmaster...parts and labor...picked...

$75 for the Roadmaster...parts and labor...picked it up brand-spanking-new too.

Ofcourse that doesn't factor in new pads and tires, since I wear both out regularly.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 05:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,646
Posted By Roadmistress

I saw a red fox. Had a BEAUTIFUL pelt. Also,...

I saw a red fox. Had a BEAUTIFUL pelt. Also, the firt natural predator I've spotted in this area. Previously, everything was a scavenger, coons, possums, etc.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Roadmistress

Hear hear! I like your style. People say...

Hear hear! I like your style.

People say it'll damage your threads but if fingernail polish can damage the threads on your bolts, you needed new bolts anyway.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Roadmistress

I started a fad of bike commuting at my workplace...

I started a fad of bike commuting at my workplace :D

I was so proud of it I started a thread about it a few days ago.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By Roadmistress

They make special formulas for the high-pressure...

They make special formulas for the high-pressure tires, I know I've seen them.

I also know they have to be different because the old industrial stuff got put into a racing bike I had lying...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 03:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,219
Posted By Roadmistress

In winter I commuted in my work uniform (navy...

In winter I commuted in my work uniform (navy polo and black slacks), but as summer comes I've been stripping down bit by bit...

First the navy polo gave way to a black tank
Then the black tank...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,767
Posted By Roadmistress

Something about a woman on a bike drives guys...

Something about a woman on a bike drives guys nuts.

I really think it is men trying to get our attention in any way possible...including harmfully.

I've had tennagers honk and shout at me on my...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 03:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,337
Posted By Roadmistress

Ditto. I'ts the same stuff. I'd say how I...

Ditto. I'ts the same stuff.

I'd say how I patch tires but I've forgotten, it's been so long since I had a flat. If I got one I would patch it, though.


And back when I did get them, I...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By Roadmistress

Nobody's mentioned liquid flatproofing, why is...

Nobody's mentioned liquid flatproofing, why is this?

I've ridden for six years on tires that had various forms of those pump-in liquid flatproofers, and I've never had a flat in all that time. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-05, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By Roadmistress

I love haivng more bikes on the road. For...

I love haivng more bikes on the road.

For one, I am a professional-grade oogler. And cars have very LITTLE ogle material...even convertibles, although they're better than anything with a fully...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-05, 05:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,646
Posted By Roadmistress

I haven't seen anything yet today... ...

I haven't seen anything yet today...

Yesterday I came home from work at one thirty in the morning (Maybew this should count as day before yesterday?) and passed a guy jogging down the street....
...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-05, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,251
Posted By Roadmistress

I went out cruising in Dayville (Northeast of...

I went out cruising in Dayville (Northeast of NYC) about two days ago...

The bank sign termometer sais it was 103.

(it lies. It couldn't have been over eighty)

With that said, I was...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-05, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Roadmistress

I keep an online journal, sort of a blog, more...

I keep an online journal, sort of a blog, more like my personal *****ing zone.

So whatever goes wrong..that's what goes in it.

Hehe only recent thing that's gone into it from the commpute is...
06-05-05, 07:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,542
Posted By Roadmistress

Oooo beautiful *claps hands together* If...

Oooo beautiful *claps hands together*


If I passed that I would definitely turn and have a second look.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-05, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By Roadmistress

And so it begins...

About four months ago I walked into an interview at Burger King (real ritzy job lemme tell ya ^_^ ) and, at the end of the interview, asked the fateful question...
"I commute on a bicycle. Do you...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-05, 06:50 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,622
Posted By Roadmistress

Hehehehehe...my story. Girl meets boy. ...

Hehehehehe...my story.

Girl meets boy.
Girl likes boy.
Boy likes girl.
Boy crosses state lines to meet girl. (We met on the internet)
Boy says "Wow you have great legs."
Girl points at bike...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-05, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Roadmistress

I have a pair of Blackburns (no link, cause I'm...

I have a pair of Blackburns (no link, cause I'm lazy) that have served me well, but are smaller than everything posted here. I got them $15 for a pair...$20 a single but on sale.

They're small,...
06-04-05, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By Roadmistress

In theory ya it would work... If you have...

In theory ya it would work...

If you have questions about spoke lenth, I KNOW the formula to calculate thme is posted out there onthe net in a balillion places.


I woudl be milldy concerned...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-05, 12:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By Roadmistress

I've never used bacon fat...not on my bike...

I've never used bacon fat...not on my bike anyway...I used to polish metal with home-rendered lard though.


On the bike I've used the tuna fish oil I mentioned, which was proably part fish oil...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-05, 12:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,370
Posted By Roadmistress

Well... Everything else has been switched...

Well...

Everything else has been switched and swapped out, and this is really a recent (and totally frivolous!) addition...

A spiked bracelet from Hot Topic wrapped around the head post like a...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-05, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By Roadmistress

Dude that stuff's good S**t. Here's...

Dude that stuff's good S**t.




Here's one totally off the wall...


I needed to clean my chain about a year ago in college, and I also needed to eat...but there wasn't enough money for both.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-05, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By Roadmistress

Full fenders on my main commuting bike, HEAVY...

Full fenders on my main commuting bike, HEAVY duty mudflaps that not only run down behind the tire nearly to the ground but extend outwards from the sides of the fenders aswell.


When it's...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-05, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Roadmistress

What he said. Although when I'm not...

What he said.



Although when I'm not feeling so hot I leave ten minutes early and make the trip in granny gear.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 08:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,070
Posted By Roadmistress

Ahh makes sense. I guess i'm just used...

Ahh makes sense.



I guess i'm just used to riding a pig, since I usually have something heavy on the rack...
06-02-05, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By Roadmistress

I have...but since it's rigged for road riding,...

I have...but since it's rigged for road riding, it's not very comfortable and the fenders rattle.


I have a Huffy Powerline for trail riding, now. I picked it up free...it had been in a car...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By Roadmistress

If I'd tried that back in TN I'd have been shot. ...

If I'd tried that back in TN I'd have been shot. In the back of the head. With somethething explosive. And then billed for the cleaning fees.



Now that I live in CT, the "avoid other...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Roadmistress

I dont' recognize brand names, but I took a pair...

I dont' recognize brand names, but I took a pair of fenders off something with 27X1 wheels and put them on something with 26X2 wheels, no problem.

The front fender was designed to mount to the...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,070
Posted By Roadmistress

That was why I figured it might help...because...

That was why I figured it might help...because there is more weight, more inertia, the bike reacts slower and gives you some time to respond before flling completely.

Of course, more weight make...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,070
Posted By Roadmistress

*NOTE* I don't trackstand much, so this is...

*NOTE*
I don't trackstand much, so this is coming right out of the moth of an ignoramus



It SOUNDS like having more weight and inertia on your bike would make this easier...ofcourse...
06-02-05, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By Roadmistress

Hmn... I know exactly what problem you're...

Hmn...

I know exactly what problem you're having because the old LeTour I worked on had the same prolem on it's front wheel.


What I did, because it was an old bike, was dissasemble the entire...
06-02-05, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By Roadmistress

Hah, try walmart...and I don't, but I've wanted...

Hah, try walmart...and I don't, but I've wanted to get into bike sales and repair for awhile.



Some department sore bikes ARE trash, yes, I"ve fond no few lemons.

But a great deal are simply...
06-02-05, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By Roadmistress

Or don't change anything on the bike at all... ...

Or don't change anything on the bike at all...

I have the same problem, I am the jock-geek hybrid, I will hack into your hard drive from my computer at nigh and steal your porn, then come daytime...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,672
Posted By Roadmistress

In which case, the only thing left to decide is...

In which case, the only thing left to decide is brass...for the obvious reasons...or chrome, to match my bike and outfit.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,672
Posted By Roadmistress

Ohmygod where's my credit card... Do you...

Ohmygod where's my credit card...


Do you think this woul look good with a female on the seat above the balls? :eek:
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By Roadmistress

/hides skydiving equipment This mad...

/hides skydiving equipment


This mad flying being must be stopped!
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 03:09 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,766
Posted By Roadmistress

It all boils down to one very simple unpleasant...

It all boils down to one very simple unpleasant truth...

Americans have become fat, lazy (Downright slothful IMHO), and have an utterly warped sense of value and importance.

This reflects in...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-05, 06:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,586
Posted By Roadmistress

I weigh my roadmaster and all my other bikes by...

I weigh my roadmaster and all my other bikes by picking it up, holdng it balanced on my shoulders, and standing on the household bathroom scale. Then I put down hte bike and weight myself again. ...
06-01-05, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,542
Posted By Roadmistress

If it's CHROME, I wouldn't think so...but if you...

If it's CHROME, I wouldn't think so...but if you road-ride with it, I'd say clearcoat it anyway, to protect the chrome. Goodness knows I worshop the reflective metallic, and if I had a whole bike of...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-05, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,606
Posted By Roadmistress

You would get a kick out of me, then. ...

You would get a kick out of me, then.




I have a lock, but I do not feel comfortable just 'locking' my bike, IE, locking front or rear wheel into the frame. The precursor to my Roadmaster...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-05, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,866
Posted By Roadmistress

Same way being ambslexicious helps me with...

Same way being ambslexicious helps me with speeling ^_^
Forum: Commuting
06-01-05, 02:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,586
Posted By Roadmistress

1. Roadmaster Mtn Sport 2001 (Yes it is...

1. Roadmaster Mtn Sport 2001 (Yes it is department store. No it is not a piece of ****.) with full fenders, rack, saddle packs, spiked collar...still got hybrid tires on it. I'm gettin slicks.
...
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