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04-28-05, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By thbirks

Excuse the excessive posts. So far I've...

Excuse the excessive posts. So far I've contacted a local advocacy group and although they have no funds to contribute they did give me some people to contact. Unfortunately my use of the word...
04-28-05, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By thbirks

Well come on down. Denver is a great place to...

Well come on down. Denver is a great place to bike and a decent place to be carfree. Drivers here tend to be nice to cyclists. Either they are cyclists themselves or they know someone who is.
04-28-05, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By thbirks

Thanks, this is exactly what I'm looking to do. ...

Thanks, this is exactly what I'm looking to do. The Planet Bike lights are my favorites. I'll see if I can find out about this program. If you come across more info please post it.
04-27-05, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By thbirks

The weather is getting warmer and they're coming...

The weather is getting warmer and they're coming out in force. They being the cyclists with no lighting who ride at night. I've had this idea for awhile. Instead of shaking my head and feeling...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By thbirks

As mentioned they're rather small. I'd suggest...

As mentioned they're rather small. I'd suggest placing several on such a large surface.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-05, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By thbirks

Good point. I tried to size them for placing on a...

Good point. I tried to size them for placing on a bike frame but a little bigger would probably be better
Forum: Commuting
01-10-05, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By thbirks

free Car-Free stickers

I had these made up to celebrate car-free living. The stickers measure 1.5" x 4.5" and each has 4 logos. If you'd like a couple please send a S.A.S.E to the address in the photo. Feel free to...
11-07-04, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,977
Posted By thbirks

I believe that Schwinn built some bikes that were...

I believe that Schwinn built some bikes that were branded as Firestone and sold in hardware or auto parts stores. The large American bottom bracket shell seems very Schwinn-like.

I also believe...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-04, 10:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,541
Posted By thbirks

Am I bad?

Here's the story. Friday night I was coming home from downtown where I had some errands to do. So I'm riding down 7th ave in the bike lane and a F150 passes me. As the pick-up goes by a girl in...
09-28-04, 06:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,055
Posted By thbirks

I never thought coffee was such a provocative...

I never thought coffee was such a provocative subject. I guess since I started this I should chime in once more. After starting this thread I did give up drinking coffee for awhile. I went through...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-04, 06:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,252
Posted By thbirks

I'm finally carfree. So yes, my bike serves the...

I'm finally carfree. So yes, my bike serves the functions that most people rely on a car for. However, my bicycle transported me from NJ clear across the country to San Francisco and up the coast...
Forum: Touring
05-19-04, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,856
Posted By thbirks

The problem with tying the hammock was just kind...

The problem with tying the hammock was just kind of a learning curve. Although I know nothing about knots, I ended up using the clove hitch in the diagram. Now I know what this knot is called....
Forum: Touring
05-18-04, 09:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,856
Posted By thbirks

Stokell, it sounds like a great trip. You should...

Stokell, it sounds like a great trip. You should read this article if you want some excellent insight into stealth camping. http://www.kenkifer.com/bikepages/touring/camping.htm

Although I'm not...
08-04-03, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By thbirks

Chris, what kind of problems are you having and...

Chris, what kind of problems are you having and what lights are you using? I've never had the problems you are having with headlights. I'm currently using the Cateye opticube LED headlight and I'm...
08-04-03, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By thbirks

One alternative that no one has mentioned is the...

One alternative that no one has mentioned is the large wire baskets that are still made by Wald. If this is a towny, beater bike you could put the large baskets on the rear and another large basket...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-03, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By thbirks

Yeah, it is a good article, much more like...

Yeah, it is a good article, much more like Bicycling used to be. I also liked the interview will Robin Williams in the previous issue. There's a nice little spread about how much money riding a...
07-23-03, 12:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,513
Posted By thbirks

Thanks, Khuon. The great thing about bikeforums...

Thanks, Khuon. The great thing about bikeforums is that people can debate issues like this instead of just arguing.
07-23-03, 12:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,513
Posted By thbirks

Well, hardly anyone in Jersey operates a car in...

Well, hardly anyone in Jersey operates a car in accordance with the written laws. But no I would say that majority are driving within the acceptable limits of the law; the unwritten code of the...
07-22-03, 11:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,513
Posted By thbirks

Yes, that subtlety hasn't escaped my grasp....

Yes, that subtlety hasn't escaped my grasp. However, If I were a motorist attempting to get across town, would it matter to me that Bike New York operates with the cooperation of the city? I don't...
07-22-03, 11:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,513
Posted By thbirks

Hmm, well. When summer comes around here in my...

Hmm, well. When summer comes around here in my part of the country, every Friday afternoon a large group of motorists start a seemingly unorganized migration from Pennsylvania, New York, other parts...
07-22-03, 11:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,513
Posted By thbirks

Can anyone give me first-hand experiences of what...

Can anyone give me first-hand experiences of what exactly occurs at a Critical Mass ride. I have never participated in or witnessed a CM ride. From what I read the rides vary from city to city. Is...
07-22-03, 10:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,513
Posted By thbirks

Well. I think that CM gets a bad rap over the few...

Well. I think that CM gets a bad rap over the few publicized confrontations that have occurred. When I consider that CM rides take place all over the world every month and rarely do the rides lead...
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-03, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,917
Posted By thbirks

New Rans Fusion bike

Take a look

http://www.ransbikes.com/Fusion/Fusion.htm


I find myself quite taken by this bike. I've looked into recumbents in the past and was discouraged by some aspects of the bikes.
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06-25-03, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By thbirks

Actually, this is quite a lucky find for you. ...

Actually, this is quite a lucky find for you. Bridgestone USA had and still has a loyal following. You can probably find some info at this site,
...
04-22-03, 07:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,456
Posted By thbirks

If you're gonna buy from Walmart, then here's my...

If you're gonna buy from Walmart, then here's my pick

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=2073253&cat=4180&type=5&dept=4125&path=0%3A4171%3A61903%3A61904%3A4180%3A4183%3A5297

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Forum: Touring
04-21-03, 06:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 27,779
Posted By thbirks

I did my first tour this week-end with the Yak...

I did my first tour this week-end with the Yak trailer, so I thought i'd give my thoughts. In my view the advantage of the trailer is the fact that it can instantly turn almost any bike into a pack...
04-08-03, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By thbirks

http://www.disastercenter.com/cdc/111riske.html ...

http://www.disastercenter.com/cdc/111riske.html

Better stay out of motor vehicles while you're at it.
04-06-03, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By thbirks

While I don't agree with Jeff's position on...

While I don't agree with Jeff's position on protesting. I certainly want to see everyone fighting for our country return home quickly and safely. Actually, the truck has been painted patriotically...
04-06-03, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By thbirks

No, I definitely picked up the nail while riding...

No, I definitely picked up the nail while riding the bike. I felt the tire pick up something and immediately the bike handled strangely.
04-06-03, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By thbirks

Star bikes had a little wheel in the front and a...

Star bikes had a little wheel in the front and a big wheel in the back.

http://www.metzbicyclemuseum.com/bike3.htm
04-06-03, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By thbirks

One more picture. I figured I had to test the...

One more picture. I figured I had to test the dirt capabilities of the cyclocross. Um, I'm not used to the top-tube being that high. OOOWWW. Yes this is Jersey, Smithville park, home to the Star...
04-06-03, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By thbirks

Just as I figured, they were headed home. I ride...

Just as I figured, they were headed home. I ride slowly by the house and think about what I'm doing. If I had a horn or a bell I would have started ringing it. As I'm going by, out of the side door...
04-06-03, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By thbirks

Well, I have to pull the nail and as I do all the...

Well, I have to pull the nail and as I do all the air rushes out the two gaping holes the thing has made. Unfortunately, I've recently purchased this bike and neglected to get a spare tube for it. ...
04-06-03, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By thbirks

unbelievable flat

I went for a little ride yesterday. After doing some business at my bank I was on my way out of the shopping center when things get strange. There's a noise like something is caught in my spokes and...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-03, 06:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,266
Posted By thbirks

Well, this is an interesting design ...

Well, this is an interesting design

http://www.saddleco.com/why.html


It uses a hammock design similiar to a Brooks. I have no idea how well it works though.
03-16-03, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,483
Posted By thbirks

The funny thing is I know people have been...

The funny thing is I know people have been waiting for the disc-compatible frames to arrive. You must have gotten one of the first with disc mounts. I'm wondering how much of a pain it is to remove...
03-16-03, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By thbirks

I would suggest you purchase a Cateye el300...

I would suggest you purchase a Cateye el300 headlight. http://www.cateye.com/detail_mod02.php?products_id=91

The literature says that you will have plenty of light for about 30hours with alkaline...
02-17-03, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,772
Posted By thbirks

Well, Mike since nobody has asked, what kind of a...

Well, Mike since nobody has asked, what kind of a car did you buy?
I am in a similiar situation. I work as a carpenter and having a truck is part of the job. I purchased the smallest truck that...
02-16-03, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By thbirks

thanks for the advice, everyone. I had some bad...

thanks for the advice, everyone. I had some bad experiences with the stock wheels on my old Trek 950. Now I was younger and more abusive on the bike than I am now-a-days but the wheels where...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-03, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,588
Posted By thbirks

Is it like this one? ...

Is it like this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2709506829&category=7298
02-12-03, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By thbirks

machine-built wheels, great deal or?

I've found what seems to be a great deal on a set of prebuilt wheels. The build is new Shimano LX hubs, Sun CR18 rims, stainless straight gauge spokes and brass nipples. The price is $75 for the...
02-05-03, 05:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,796
Posted By thbirks

It's quite frustrating. Sometimes it seems like...

It's quite frustrating. Sometimes it seems like they're trying to keep me from leaving New Jersey.

"However, the main thrust of my rant (something I still stand by) was that I get a little tired...
02-03-03, 09:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,796
Posted By thbirks

As Sailguy stated many of these bridges prohibit...

As Sailguy stated many of these bridges prohibit bicycles in traffic lanes. As for crossing over the Delaware river. There is only one bridge under the Delaware River Port Authority than...
02-03-03, 09:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,796
Posted By thbirks

"Using the road would probably get you killed if...

"Using the road would probably get you killed if not arrested."


More than likely both
02-03-03, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By thbirks

Nice motors, that's a good one. Yeah, really...

Nice motors, that's a good one. Yeah, really I'm all about the biker chicks. Greg, the first thing to do is to appoint a minister of propaganda. Since you're interested, you've got the job. The...
02-03-03, 07:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,796
Posted By thbirks

Hi, Ralph. We talked about this in your...

Hi, Ralph. We talked about this in your introductory thread. I emailed http://www.bicyclecoalition.org/ about the bridge problem. I didn't get a response. I'll have to try again.

Take a look...
02-02-03, 07:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,549
Posted By thbirks

I agree. I was at a singlespeed rally this...

I agree. I was at a singlespeed rally this summer and felt that comaraderie. I started to wonder why the rally was only open to singlespeeders though. Do you think we could have that comaraderie...
02-02-03, 07:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,370
Posted By thbirks

Currently using 40/20 combo. a 2:1 ratio is a...

Currently using 40/20 combo. a 2:1 ratio is a good starting point but what you run really depends on your topography, terrain and fitness level. Singlespeeding is a compromise. If you pick a ratio...
02-02-03, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By thbirks

There's definitely a connection between...

There's definitely a connection between singlespeeding and beer. I think it's the laid-back, let's just have fun attitude that many singlespeeders have instead of the uptight, racerboy attitude some...
02-02-03, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By thbirks

stolen "BIKE'

No not my bike, the word "bike". That's right. The word "bike" is a shortening of the word "bicycle". Both of these words refer to human powered two wheeled vehicles but somewhere along the way...
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