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10-24-13, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By DX-MAN

Sweet story, dude. My turn? Okay.... ...

Sweet story, dude.

My turn? Okay....

Pretty much always had a bike growing up, but they were all toys, nothing really utilitarian -- no-name 'baby cruiser', Schwinn Stingray, Huffy IGH...
10-24-13, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By DX-MAN

Once again, proof of what I read years ago: ...

Once again, proof of what I read years ago:

"The 3 greatest drives in the human animal are:
1. Survival;
2. Reproduction;
3. Telling the Next Guy his Business."
10-23-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,896
Posted By DX-MAN

*I* met the one I saw on the MUP! It wasn't an...

*I* met the one I saw on the MUP! It wasn't an issue, because I was so dumbfounded, I STOPPED.
10-23-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,020
Posted By DX-MAN

Yeah -- the only evidence of me being 'the bigger...

Yeah -- the only evidence of me being 'the bigger person' is my girth, in those cases. If it's a can of beer, hey -- get my attention first so I can catch it! If you're throwing it at me cuz you're...
10-23-13, 05:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,670
Posted By DX-MAN

Tell you what, you do the math, since you're so...

Tell you what, you do the math, since you're so concerned: I'm 6'1", I weigh 235, my bike weighs 37, I can top out at 32mph, and maintain my pace across town at about 15-16. I've spun out the 44/14...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-13, 04:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,267
Posted By DX-MAN

Yep, full-suss Kona. Old Man Mountain makes...

Yep, full-suss Kona. Old Man Mountain makes pannier racks, but they are PRICEY. I've been working up a little design change to a standard rack, but it hasn't come together yet.

UHH, just a note...
10-23-13, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By DX-MAN

Thanks, dude, I just scared the dog HOWLING WITH...

Thanks, dude, I just scared the dog HOWLING WITH LAUGHTER.

You don't know what pedal bob IS until you ride a Walmart Mongoose full-suss BSO.
10-23-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,292
Posted By DX-MAN

My do-it-all bike, the awesome Kona Coiler, rings...

My do-it-all bike, the awesome Kona Coiler, rings in a 37#, off the digital hanging scale at work.
10-23-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,020
Posted By DX-MAN

Maybe it's just ME, but I'd think that would be a...

Maybe it's just ME, but I'd think that would be a great big RED FLAG to drivers! "There's more of us than anyone else, and people are dying all over the place; CONNECTION...?"
10-23-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,937
Posted By DX-MAN

Wow...there are no words.... High-horse...

Wow...there are no words.... High-horse judgmental is a start.... And HEY -- the driver wasn't "new to the city", either.

Your assumption that living for a certain time in NYC enables males to...
10-23-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,857
Posted By DX-MAN

Looigi, that's a subject for a WHOLE OTHER PSA. ...

Looigi, that's a subject for a WHOLE OTHER PSA.

OP, there are good. It's sad that simplicity has to be reinforced -- "don't pass trucks on the right", or "don't pass on the right", PERIOD. "If...
10-23-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,670
Posted By DX-MAN

10- & 11- speed cassettes are, IMO, overkill and...

10- & 11- speed cassettes are, IMO, overkill and mostly driven by the empty desire for 'shiny new tech'. I saw an advantage going from 8-speed to 9, in the better progression of gears for my...
10-23-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By DX-MAN

Good to hear, TiHab; I remember when I was...

Good to hear, TiHab; I remember when I was getting ready to turn 50 -- decided that, since I'd MADE it to that plateau, why be 'normal', 'politically correct', 'socially acceptable', any of that? Do...
10-23-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,020
Posted By DX-MAN

Jimi, hyperbole won't win the day; your "buddy"...

Jimi, hyperbole won't win the day; your "buddy" is a person who'd do the same to YOU if he didn't recognize you on a bike. If you want to be a social 'snake handler', don't blame the rest of us when...
10-22-13, 09:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,387
Posted By DX-MAN

During the winter, fun rides stop; utility rides...

During the winter, fun rides stop; utility rides and commuting continue. Seeing a few days below zero F every winter is normal. I have winter-weight tights that fit under my work jeans, a winter...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,171
Posted By DX-MAN

Congratulations. Glad you found a light for your...

Congratulations. Glad you found a light for your bike, and still have $490 left. Send me $90, so I can take my kids to lunch.

I don't spend $$ on accessories easily, either; I have to make every...
10-22-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,216
Posted By DX-MAN

Dude...you need a hobby. Trying riding a bike or...

Dude...you need a hobby. Trying riding a bike or something.
10-22-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,020
Posted By DX-MAN

A couple others commented on this, Jimi, and I'm...

A couple others commented on this, Jimi, and I'm kinda with them; you need better friends. Or, at least ONE. If I had a BROTHER who was like that, I'd disown him.

Some folks are not fit to be...
10-21-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By DX-MAN

Frame abuse should be obvious, so since you...

Frame abuse should be obvious, so since you reported none, I'll assume it's been treated fairly well.

Turners are the "Lexus" of the mountain bike world. I'd redo it in a SECOND.
10-21-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,230
Posted By DX-MAN

Had to deal with 45mph winds, 60 gusts, a couple...

Had to deal with 45mph winds, 60 gusts, a couple years ago; not fun. Still commuted, though, and took a longer, scenic route home.

I get a little irascible when the gusts bring me nearly to a...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,131
Posted By DX-MAN

The Sunlite Lock & Rolls are sold under a variety...

The Sunlite Lock & Rolls are sold under a variety of brand names, from many sources -- even Walmart. I have a set on my bike, and my sister's bike (hers had the wheels stolen a couple years back,...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,858
Posted By DX-MAN

347154 37#, give or take a half-full water...

347154

37#, give or take a half-full water bottle; I usually ride with a cheap messenger bag, between 2-10#, depending on if I'm hauling 'extras'.

I won't be dropping any roadies on climbs with...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,267
Posted By DX-MAN

For me, no; pannier rack for MTB is $$$$! Until...

For me, no; pannier rack for MTB is $$$$! Until I can work out the details of my own design, I can't even try panniers. But my experience to date with carrying cargo on the bike instead of on ME...
10-21-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,937
Posted By DX-MAN

The cyclist's past history is irrelevant; he...

The cyclist's past history is irrelevant; he could banged on 100 car hoods or doors before, and it doesn't mean a thing. Absent a deadly threat, such as brandishing a weapon capable of injuring or...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By DX-MAN

Kona Coiler, 37#. 5+" of squish at each wheel,...

Kona Coiler, 37#. 5+" of squish at each wheel, feels and rides great, best bike ever for me. If I'd known how good it IS, I'd have bought 2 frames!

Yup, I do feel the weight going uphill; that's...
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