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Forum: Commuting
11-17-12, 06:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,548
Posted By Plecks

They're both terrible. Use real butter.

They're both terrible. Use real butter.
07-26-11, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Plecks

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/13/14372072_1261576...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/13/14372072_1261576748.jpg
07-24-11, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Plecks

+1 for a cyclocross bike. Put on slicks and its...

+1 for a cyclocross bike. Put on slicks and its basically a road bike, put on some big knobby's and you can tear it up off-road.
07-24-11, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 559,459
Posted By Plecks

Maybe he's a pilot and wants to keep his plane...

Maybe he's a pilot and wants to keep his plane and bicycle cockpit controls the same?

http://pilotworkshop.com/blog/images/yoke.jpg
07-22-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Plecks

Well, the IRO sizing is C-T (center of the...

Well, the IRO sizing is C-T (center of the bottom-bracket shell to the top of the seat clamp), so the 62cm is actually a 56cm C-C (center of bottom-bracket shell to center of where top tube meets...
06-21-11, 04:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,479
Posted By Plecks

So, did you mean this 1994 study...

So, did you mean this 1994 study (http://www.bicyclinglife.com/library/Accident-Study.pdf), which showed riding on the sidewalk to be 80% riskier than riding on the road? Or maybe this study...
06-20-11, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By Plecks

+1 Whether it'll happen in 50 years or not,...

+1

Whether it'll happen in 50 years or not, is another question. However, it won't be because your wheel is too far back in the track ends!
06-20-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2,672
Views: 549,576
Posted By Plecks

Anyone have pics of the "Celestblu" Kilo? It...

Anyone have pics of the "Celestblu" Kilo? It seems like it might be a bit bright for my tastes, but maybe it looks better in person. I'm probably going to pull the trigger on a KiloTT in the next...
10-10-10, 03:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By Plecks

Seriouspost. Whichever feels more comfortable....

Seriouspost. Whichever feels more comfortable. You shouldn't choose a helmet based on what you (or the the Internet!) think it looks like. Assuming they're absolutely the same comfort wise, I guess...
10-09-10, 10:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,327
Posted By Plecks

Two. One a couple years back. I had parked...

Two.

One a couple years back. I had parked the bike outside my friends' third story apartment (outdoor stairs). Normally I would lock the bike to the fairly beefy handrails that were there, but...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-10, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By Plecks

I usually pump the tire up a little with my pump,...

I usually pump the tire up a little with my pump, then hit it with the CO2.
01-20-10, 04:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Plecks

I like my Cateye Strada Wireless. You can get one...

I like my Cateye Strada Wireless. You can get one off Amazon for about $40 shipped, works on stem/bars, and you activate it by pressing the whole unit down rather than a button on the front (more...
12-30-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Plecks

Well, that's a MTB hub, so unless you're building...

Well, that's a MTB hub, so unless you're building this up on a MTB frame, they probably won't fit (135mm locknut spacing on these, track frames typically have 120mm, road frames it depends on how...
12-30-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,134
Posted By Plecks

Guess he wasn't using a top-tube pad when he used...

Guess he wasn't using a top-tube pad when he used his Kryptonite lock once.
08-25-09, 12:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,641
Posted By Plecks

Pull the nut on the opposite of the drive side a...

Pull the nut on the opposite of the drive side a little further back (so the wheel is angled just slightly) and tighten it. Then pull on the tire to straighten it (pull from near the seat tube), and...
08-25-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By Plecks

Actually that one I also really don't like...

Actually that one I also really don't like locking to, and the Safeway by my place has one like that. I was thinking of this one though:

http://www.outdoorfunstore.com/images/kp1052.jpg
08-24-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By Plecks

What do you guys do about those bike racks that...

What do you guys do about those bike racks that have slots to put just half your wheel in, and the sides of the rack where you can actually lock your bike up are taken? Just lock up somewhere else? I...
08-07-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By Plecks

For platforms, I like the MKS GR-9 ...

For platforms, I like the MKS GR-9

http://www.jensonusa.com/product/pe/PE406B07SIL__916.jpg
08-06-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,766
Posted By Plecks

He's not actually riding it though, just using it...

He's not actually riding it though, just using it as a seat while he drinks his PBR. Seems pretty hipstery to me.
08-06-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,359
Posted By Plecks

And since it'll likely get removed eventually,...

And since it'll likely get removed eventually, here's the copy paste:
08-05-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 26,161
Posted By Plecks

In my saddlebag/backpack. I used to just keep it...

In my saddlebag/backpack. I used to just keep it in my front pocket like normal, but then I managed to snap my phone in half and leave a huge bruise on my thigh when I slipped on some gravel.
...
07-31-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Plecks

Longer crank lengths will make it easier to pedal...

Longer crank lengths will make it easier to pedal with a given gear ratio, but you'll "spin out" at a lower cadence (not be able to pedal any faster). The difference isn't huge, but it's noticeable....
07-31-09, 06:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,183
Posted By Plecks

Seconding this. I built my fixed, and really...

Seconding this. I built my fixed, and really liked being able to choose specifically which parts I wanted (handbuilt the wheels, too). It's a fair bit more expensive than buying premade, all-in-all...
07-30-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,071
Posted By Plecks

As far as I know, there's actually a fairly big...

As far as I know, there's actually a fairly big fixed gear following in San Fransisco. How many of them actually ride them, I don't know.

To the OP, I have a Mark V Pro with a 17t/19t fixed/free...
07-24-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,878
Posted By Plecks

I have Powergrips on my GR-9s, and they've worked...

I have Powergrips on my GR-9s, and they've worked great for me. I don't usually skid as I have a brake, but when I do it's pretty easy.
07-10-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,025
Posted By Plecks

Yup same. Its high enough for the rolling hills...

Yup same. Its high enough for the rolling hills of Shoreline, and low enough for the steeper hills in Seattle. And 17 skidz patchezz!!1
07-08-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,971
Posted By Plecks

I carry a couple spare tubes in my kit so I can...

I carry a couple spare tubes in my kit so I can just swap them out quick if I'm on the go, but also have a patch kit on me for those really bad days where you can seem to go 5 minutes without getting...
07-02-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By Plecks

+1 for GR-9s. I'm using Powerstraps, and have...

+1 for GR-9s. I'm using Powerstraps, and have found them pretty nice (once you get them adjusted).
07-02-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,510,593
Posted By Plecks

Finally found the cable for my camera. ...

Finally found the cable for my camera.

Here's my bike when it was still a WIP:
http://www.plecks.com/files/IMG_1358-medium.jpg

And here it is now:...
06-12-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,606
Posted By Plecks

+1. And a tube will last you a decade or more...

+1. And a tube will last you a decade or more unless you're a bike mechanic or something.
06-12-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 109,816
Posted By Plecks

Did you get a chance to actually see your wheel...

Did you get a chance to actually see your wheel come out of the fork? I imagine that would be the worst part of it, because you just KNOW what's coming next.
06-10-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,033
Posted By Plecks

On my road bike, about 55mph going down a huge...

On my road bike, about 55mph going down a huge steep straight hill. That was a thrill :)

On my fixed I don't have a speedometer, but probably around 35ish.
05-02-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,757
Posted By Plecks

I wipe down and relube the chain every week, and...

I wipe down and relube the chain every week, and bring the tires back up the full pressure (check with thumb before each ride, though). Every month or so, I dunk the chain in a jar of acetone with...
04-20-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 109,816
Posted By Plecks

Just went for a ride, didn't have any real...

Just went for a ride, didn't have any real mishaps. I pushed myself a little hard though, so I got some stomach cramps.

http://plecks.com/files/stomach_cramp.JPG
04-20-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By Plecks

Well to start, a "10-20 degree angle" is a really...

Well to start, a "10-20 degree angle" is a really wide range. For reference, here's a 21 degree hill in Seattle: Linky...
04-02-09, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Plecks

All three saddles look like Brooks or the...

All three saddles look like Brooks or the previously mentioned San Marco Regal.
03-31-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,895
Posted By Plecks

Carabiner clipped to the inside of my pocket.

Carabiner clipped to the inside of my pocket.
03-29-09, 03:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,959
Posted By Plecks

If your front wheel skids, you get your face in...

If your front wheel skids, you get your face in the asphalt. If your rear wheel skids, you have slightly less control, and don't stop as fast as you might otherwise. Snow/ice is quite slippery, and...
03-14-09, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By Plecks

If you can afford $100,000 for a bike, you could...

If you can afford $100,000 for a bike, you could probably afford an armed guard to protect it if for some crazy reason you decided to ride it and leave it outside somewhere.
03-14-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,255
Posted By Plecks

Looks as though at least the top race of the...

Looks as though at least the top race of the headset is taped.
03-13-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,153
Posted By Plecks

42 is a much better number than 47. It's...

42 is a much better number than 47.

It's the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everying...
03-13-09, 12:33 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 109,816
Posted By Plecks

This happened to my dad, not to me, but I'm...

This happened to my dad, not to me, but I'm pretty sure this is what happened. He ended up with a broken clavicle, three dislocated fingers (which he popped back in on the spot!), and a totaled bike....
03-12-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Plecks

It's about $20 to get a freewheel cog, and maybe...

It's about $20 to get a freewheel cog, and maybe $40 total to get a cheap front brake/lever/cabling. I can't tell from the photo if the front fork is drilled for a brake, so you may have to do...
03-11-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By Plecks

I thought it was a series of tubes?

I thought it was a series of tubes?
03-10-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,145,218
Posted By Plecks

My WIP: ...

My WIP:
http://plecks.com/./files/IMG_1358-medium.jpg

Need to cut the steerer tube, put on the brake/cabling, and get pedals/chain/cog.

Still deciding where I want the stem at though, which is...
03-08-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By Plecks

19t cog skidding with either foot forward.

19t cog skidding with either foot forward.
03-08-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By Plecks

Yup, was gonna say this. Front tire should always...

Yup, was gonna say this. Front tire should always be in as good or better condition than the rear.
03-06-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Plecks

Vice grips should be able to grab onto it if you...

Vice grips should be able to grab onto it if you clamp them tight enough.
03-04-09, 10:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,270
Posted By Plecks

As BSNYC puts it, you could buy a town for the...

As BSNYC puts it, you could buy a town for the same price as some of those 'town bikes'.
03-02-09, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Plecks

I got 281mm for my Deep-Vs to IRO high flanges,...

I got 281mm for my Deep-Vs to IRO high flanges, 32 hole 3 cross. Worked great.
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