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Forum: Introductions
06-12-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Good job... same here... Yeah, I think a...

Good job... same here...

Yeah, I think a light, efficient bike would make things nicer for you.

Happy riding.
Forum: Foo
11-23-07, 12:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,727
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Even though I understand many people's...

Even though I understand many people's frustrations with Wal Mart due to its monopoly business strategy and it ability to near eliminate all competition especially in small towns, I would have to say...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-07, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,813
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

The term "quality" is a fuzzy, vague,...

The term "quality" is a fuzzy, vague, non-scientific and subjective term.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-07, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,813
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Saw some Triax road bike in Target today - even...

Saw some Triax road bike in Target today - even rode it around the shelves, along with Denali. Denali felt much more comfortable. Triax's handlebar was way too far. What an interesting thread - a...
Forum: Touring
10-31-06, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 2,027,131
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

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Forum: Commuting
10-20-06, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,100
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

i have never had problem mounting any tires. in...

i have never had problem mounting any tires. in fact, it takes 3 minutes... I mounted marathons and michelin world tour.

The secret is to put the tube in the tire first, then put one side of the...
Forum: Foo
06-15-06, 01:39 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,525
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Some guy screamed "STUUUUPID" from an SUV... when...

Some guy screamed "STUUUUPID" from an SUV... when he was making a left turn way behind me. I couldn't figure out what set him off, so it all this sounded like "I aaammmmm stuuuupid!!!" :D
Forum: Foo
06-14-06, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

We are so small...

Comparable planet sizes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-06, 03:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,011
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

I agree, some road cyclists try rather hard to...

I agree, some road cyclists try rather hard to look good. Look at all those clothes matching the bike, the saddle, the colorful tires.

One of the reasons could be an unconscious desire to prove...
Forum: Touring
05-14-06, 02:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Great luck to you! Don't forget to smell the...

Great luck to you! Don't forget to smell the flowers :D:D:D:D
05-12-06, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

it looks primitive... :) some of it seems to...

it looks primitive... :)
some of it seems to imply bike friendly attitude (e.g. I like bikes ;) kids, in the beginning car and bike in the same picture, etc).

Though they also clearly imply that...
05-12-06, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

"I like bikes" anti bike video from 1970

It's long, and it takes a while to figure out what the point is...

http://www.archive.org/stream/i_like_bikes/i_like_bikes_256kb.mp4
Forum: Touring
01-05-06, 02:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,691
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

there was a guy walking across the country with a...

there was a guy walking across the country with a refrigirator, so according to your logic, it's the norm... ? ;-)
11-01-05, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 638,328
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Paper or another material, it doesn't matter....

Paper or another material, it doesn't matter. What matters is that material is the same while area of force application varies.

Bolt cutter's blades are made of some of the hardest materials by...
10-31-05, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 638,328
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

What's your "pretty sure" based on?

What's your "pretty sure" based on?
10-31-05, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 638,328
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Think about this: Take a newspaper and fold...

Think about this:

Take a newspaper and fold it many time untill it has a hard edge (angle). You can puncture thick layers of flat newspapers, even though they are of the same material.

It's...
10-30-05, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 638,328
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Just out of curiousity, check try those bolt...

Just out of curiousity, check try those bolt cutters in Home Deppot. You will be surprized how thick of a steel they can cut.
10-30-05, 02:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,803
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Indeed... what a great contribution to...

Indeed... what a great contribution to humanity...

life lived not wasting time.

I wish more people could realize themselves even close to Sheldon Brown.

Good luck, and thanks for articles...
10-30-05, 01:55 AM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 638,328
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

I see that a lot of people still believe in...

I see that a lot of people still believe in chains here, for that matter in U-locks!

All of those can be easily cut with new bolt cutters!

While looking at chains in home depot, I was able to...
10-29-05, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Don't know about steel rims, but mathousers are...

Don't know about steel rims, but mathousers are FINE pads to work on alloy rims. I used to have an old Schwinn Traveler that came with salmon mathausers... Couldnt wear them out..

Is the surface...
Forum: Touring
10-28-05, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,515
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

I used early 80s Schwinn Traveler to go from LA...

I used early 80s Schwinn Traveler to go from LA to NY. It performed beautifuly!

http://www.geocities.com/scosyrev/travel_book/bicycle.html


Otlichnyi velosiped! Udachi!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-05, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

When you give blood, they advise to avoid doing...

When you give blood, they advise to avoid doing physical activity that day and that the blood cells will reproduce in either a week or two (I think it was two).

Speaking from experience, I also...
Forum: Foo
10-28-05, 12:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,867
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

I separate dark and more dirty clothes like pants...

I separate dark and more dirty clothes like pants and socks, from light and cleaner, like pillow cases, blankets and shirts.

I think they dont really use much of those unstable fabric paints. It's...
10-28-05, 12:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,664
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

I don't get it how can someone blame a...

I don't get it how can someone blame a salesperson saying "He sold me the wrong stuff".
Selling is a reciprocal process. You have the choice to give money or not, and you have the choice to...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-05, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15,248
Views: 10,956,287
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

RPC180, ! I have the same tire, Michelin...

RPC180, !

I have the same tire, Michelin Transworld City with reflective stripe in 700x32.

There is basically one review on the whole internet on this tire. And if I remember correctly, the...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-05, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15,248
Views: 10,956,287
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Steve, thanks for a positive comment. Well,...

Steve, thanks for a positive comment.

Well, I agree, the straight handlebar is good for precise steering in traffic and gives good control.

The main reason I dislike it, is because if you look...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-05, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15,248
Views: 10,956,287
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

This is a dutch bike Gazelle Medeo Hybride. ...

This is a dutch bike Gazelle Medeo Hybride.

700x32 tires 22/32/42 crankset, 11-28 7 speed casette.
Alivio Shifters, brakelevers, and both deraileurs.

Im dreaming about converting it to drop...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-05, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

There are of course a lot more to say about...

There are of course a lot more to say about preventing the accident that about what to do during the accident.

It's very helpful to see it coming than to be hit unexpectedly. When your brain...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-05, 11:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,621
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

I commute 20 miles a day in Los Angeles area. The...

I commute 20 miles a day in Los Angeles area. The air here is pretty horrible.

What mostly bothers me is DUST! It rains very rarely here and dust accumulates on all surfaces. There are also these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-05, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Reminds me of the saying I read here on the...

Reminds me of the saying I read here on the forums:

light, durable, inexpensive.

Choose any two.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-05, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Wow... that looks like a weak material... I...

Wow... that looks like a weak material...

I guess that's the price people pay for "lightweight"...
09-19-05, 11:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,252
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Los Angeles here. Once a month to let the engine...

Los Angeles here. Once a month to let the engine run and change the space on the parking lot. :D
Forum: Introductions
09-10-05, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

4 years to train? I don't think that's...

4 years to train?
I don't think that's necessary. Two weeks of intense riding would be enough to put you in working shape.

I didn't even do that before starting.

Good luck and enjoy the...
09-10-05, 09:27 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,849
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

My most memorable compliment happened in Canada...

My most memorable compliment happened in Canada on a cross country tour.

First we were biking in group of 6. Gilles, experienced canadian guy who was riding from Calgary to Halifax, Nova Scotia...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-05, 05:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,310
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Well, think about it, Ferraris, Rolls Roys,...

Well, think about it, Ferraris, Rolls Roys, Lamborghinis, and other exotic/fancy cars are very unaffordable among common people. So, we would have to think about similar bikes that only few people...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-05, 05:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,310
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

what a thread... some people have a lot of free...

what a thread... some people have a lot of free time and plently of ideas/imagination... ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 08:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,029
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

I agree... the surface of the tire that has...

I agree... the surface of the tire that has contact with the dusty asphalt, is not going to be grease, slippery or otherwise changed by armor all, at least not for longer than few minutes of riding....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Doid, from what little I know, I think the same. ...

Doid, from what little I know, I think the same.
There are many stems and seat posts available with various heights and angles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

I think that the sense of comfort on the bike is...

I think that the sense of comfort on the bike is mainly subjective. There can't be precise rules predicting and guaranteeing how a particular bike will feel.

In my experience, if you like the feel...
08-07-05, 08:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,865
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Danno, great job! Another word often misused...

Danno, great job!

Another word often misused is affect, as in "wind affects stability", vs effect, as in consequence, result. The effect of cycling is weight loss.
08-06-05, 03:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,865
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

These mistakes pop up so often! Hence I feel the...

These mistakes pop up so often! Hence I feel the need to turn special attention to spelling of these words:


Pedal - pedaling (not peddling, peddles)

faster, bigger than, not then

their...
Forum: Foo
07-30-05, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 775
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

totally... love the www.airliners.net

totally...

love the www.airliners.net
07-20-05, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,208
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Well, indeed, once I installed new chain on the...

Well, indeed, once I installed new chain on the old cassette, it skipped under pressure.

I got IG 60 cassette now.

Thought since you mentioned it, George, have you ever actually used more than...
07-15-05, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,208
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Ok,it's also pretty hot here this week, but was...

Ok,it's also pretty hot here this week, but was raining on and off for a few days last week.

Well, my Schwinn Traveler got stolen. I bought a Gazelle medeo hybrid bike here in Holland. Yes,...
07-15-05, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,208
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Yes, thanks George. I am already looking for...

Yes, thanks George.

I am already looking for new 7 sp casette. IG or HG... Tourney or LX...? :D

How's the weather in Los Angeles?
07-15-05, 02:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,208
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

Thanks everybody for your help!

Thanks everybody for your help!
07-14-05, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,208
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

First, I would like to thank EVERYONE for your...

First, I would like to thank EVERYONE for your input.

With PC 58 getting so many positive votes from reputable users, and considering almost half the price of shimano chain, I seriously consider...
07-14-05, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,208
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

I have a triple Shimano Alivio IG crankset and 7...

I have a triple Shimano Alivio IG crankset and 7 speed Alivio IG casette.

The chain is currently Shimano IG 50. I want to install a new chain.

What would you recommend?

Here in Holland in...
07-09-05, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,906
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

oh... that's what I assumed as well... ...

oh... that's what I assumed as well...

Thanks anyway!
07-09-05, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,906
Posted By Inoplanetyanin

it is only still not clear why "tiagra" is not...

it is only still not clear why "tiagra" is not listed there...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/images/crank-tiagra-triple.jpg
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