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08-17-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By oban_kobi

If I'm not mistaking, cutting through a parking...

If I'm not mistaking, cutting through a parking lot is a citable offense in Tennesse. The truck driver needs to learn how to drive better, but you should also be up to date on traffic laws. Had he...
08-16-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By oban_kobi

It doesn't look like a cyclist would actually...

It doesn't look like a cyclist would actually ride there. I certainly wouldn't ride that close to the edge of the road.
08-15-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,917
Posted By oban_kobi

I'd blame you, personally. Passing on the right...

I'd blame you, personally. Passing on the right != safe.
08-13-12, 08:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,395
Posted By oban_kobi

Didn't even have to read the rest to know you...

Didn't even have to read the rest to know you were 100% to blame. Stay in the road, stop at stop signs. Make a habit of it and this won't happen to you again.
08-13-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By oban_kobi

I 100% guarantee nothing bad will happen to your...

I 100% guarantee nothing bad will happen to your bike because of the missing dust cover. It will still work. However, as pdlamb said, if you want to replace the crank, you get to have Super Fun Time...
08-11-12, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By oban_kobi

Conversion will cost you about $80-150, assuming...

Conversion will cost you about $80-150, assuming you go with reasonably priced things.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,083
Posted By oban_kobi

Heat exhaustion on a 65 mile ride at 40C alone in...

Heat exhaustion on a 65 mile ride at 40C alone in the foothills right before the turn around point. Felt like I was going to bloody die. 30 minutes and a liter of water later I managed to get back on...
08-09-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,514
Posted By oban_kobi

Rulers are easier and basically free with school...

Rulers are easier and basically free with school around the corner.


As for the OP, 0.5% should be replaced. It corresponds to about 1/16 an inch of "stretch", which is generally the amount...
08-09-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 6,682
Posted By oban_kobi

Yup. My take on the issue is that if it...

Yup.

My take on the issue is that if it hurts someone else, or infringes on their rights (ie right of way), don't do it.

If it has absolutely no effect on anyone else, go right ahead.

As for...
Forum: Foo
08-02-12, 09:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,608
Posted By oban_kobi

Everybody would die. Well, not everybody, but...

Everybody would die. Well, not everybody, but near enough. A few million might be left, especially farmers and survival nuts. Though I imagine the military would confiscate farms and supplies to try...
Forum: Touring
08-02-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,373
Posted By oban_kobi

Scientifically, "a lot". At least 1 liter per...

Scientifically, "a lot". At least 1 liter per hour. I have it a bit lucky here, as there are enough natural water sources that I could make it to one with relative easy, treat it and go. If you don't...
08-02-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,276
Posted By oban_kobi

I carry it sometimes on country roads. Most of...

I carry it sometimes on country roads. Most of the time it stops them dead in their tracks, even "scary" dogs like pitbulls. It certainly works, though I usually don't bother and just ride faster...
07-25-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,509
Posted By oban_kobi

Pizza delivery boy. My dream of being frozen for...

Pizza delivery boy. My dream of being frozen for a thousand years and waking up next to a beautiful one eyed girl are ruined.
07-25-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,198
Posted By oban_kobi

64 miles. Shooting for a century by the time the...

64 miles. Shooting for a century by the time the October comes around and replaces sun with wet stuff.
07-25-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,312
Posted By oban_kobi

Chlorine. Some large trucks seem to cause it,...

Chlorine. Some large trucks seem to cause it, must be a byproduct of diesel, but it's not consistent.
07-21-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By oban_kobi

Why not just slide your hand on top of the hoods...

Why not just slide your hand on top of the hoods to brake when you need to? It's free and easy. You'd be better off replacing your bars with ones better suited to your style of riding if you're not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,985
Posted By oban_kobi

What Dean said. If it's just a bit or hard...

What Dean said. If it's just a bit or hard packed, you'll be fine if a bit slow.
Replies: 46
Views: 3,631
Posted By oban_kobi

I had a quick link come undone once, nearly...

I had a quick link come undone once, nearly landed my jewels on top tube.
Forum: Foo
07-17-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By oban_kobi

In all seriousness, you must do what you feel is...

In all seriousness, you must do what you feel is right, of course.
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If you would rather go, then go. If you'd rather stay home and reminisce and grieve privately, then do that instead.
07-16-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,173
Posted By oban_kobi

India! Well, Congo, but I love Indian food, so...

India! Well, Congo, but I love Indian food, so close enough. My BMI is 20. Apparently 44,175,893 tonnes of Human biomass would be removed from Earth if everyone was bloody twiggy as I.
07-16-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 21,281
Posted By oban_kobi

Well that's not true, except from a very narrow...

Well that's not true, except from a very narrow minded perspective of history.




Sarcasm....you don't get it, do you? :/


I was only bothered once, at a seasonal Halloween store. They had...
07-16-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,390
Posted By oban_kobi

A bit late, but this was bothering me. Good...

A bit late, but this was bothering me. Good instinct, but think it through a bit. There's air on Earth. Two objects with the same air resistance, but different masses, will go downhill at different...
07-16-12, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By oban_kobi

Youtube is quite good as well. I think...

Youtube is quite good as well. I think bicycletutor set up a paywall shortly after I used them.
07-14-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By oban_kobi

Meh, it's nearly as bad in your car anyway,...

Meh, it's nearly as bad in your car anyway, unless you have a scrubber to take care of gasses as well as a fine filter to take care of any particularly fine particular matter, beyond what a normal...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 947
Posted By oban_kobi

A handlebar bag is one way to go. I usually leave...

A handlebar bag is one way to go. I usually leave for such rides shortly after waking up. I can fit breakfast and snacks in there, and have heaps of room to spare. You can eat right out of it, easy...
07-11-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,310
Posted By oban_kobi

IMO the pedestrians in sauerwalds video were at...

IMO the pedestrians in sauerwalds video were at fault. No laws were broken, and he did display caution (slowing, and then swerving to not hit them). The peds were fools for stepping into a street...
07-10-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,945
Posted By oban_kobi

From what I know, greg is correct. They tend to...

From what I know, greg is correct. They tend to have defects of the heart or heart disease. Your odds are extremely low. You said it yourself: 1 death per 100,000 marathons. Assuming each has an...
Replies: 28
Views: 4,200
Posted By oban_kobi

I use the same light, for the same reasons. That...

I use the same light, for the same reasons. That thing's been through beat to hell and back, mostly in jungles and caves in Belize. If it fails on my bike, chances are my limbs are scattered about. I...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,499
Posted By oban_kobi

Why don't you just communicate with them before...

Why don't you just communicate with them before latching on? Seems a pretty simple/obvious solution.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,458
Posted By oban_kobi

I carry cloth tape, nitrile gloves, an elastic...

I carry cloth tape, nitrile gloves, an elastic bandage, several gauze pads, a barrier, and a pack of quick clot, which is a chemical clotting agent, along with benadryl and a couple wipes/antiseptics...
07-07-12, 03:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,935
Posted By oban_kobi

If it means squeezing into the same "normal...

If it means squeezing into the same "normal sized" lane or being in the gutter, then no. If there's a bike lane or the car lane is rather wide, then yes. They've already had to wait for a gap in...
10-12-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By oban_kobi

I have a fetish with plane crashes caused by...

I have a fetish with plane crashes caused by stalls, as well as cell phone motors.

I'm fairly certain it was red.

I was thinking that he used it to as angular momentum to the wheel, but that...
10-12-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By oban_kobi

Off-balance flywheel????

I saw a guy riding with what looked like an very off-balance fly wheel (like the ones used to vibrate cell phones and the stall warning in aircraft yokes) attached to his rear hub. It looked rather...
10-01-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By oban_kobi

This, it's a few bucks to do away with all worry...

This, it's a few bucks to do away with all worry about it.
09-28-11, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 49,998
Posted By oban_kobi

1. Depends on the cable and chain being compared ...

1. Depends on the cable and chain being compared

2. No, I did this myself a couple months ago to get a frame from a yard sale home.
09-25-11, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By oban_kobi

If you're worried, just use a metal post.

If you're worried, just use a metal post.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By oban_kobi

I'm certain the extreme road conditions will set...

I'm certain the extreme road conditions will set up a resonance in your frame, and absolutely shatter it. That's what you're hearing. If you go any faster, your bike will explode. I suggest walking...
09-22-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,462
Posted By oban_kobi

^ I like this idea. You're going to have to add a...

^ I like this idea. You're going to have to add a basket of some sort to the bike.
09-22-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,949
Posted By oban_kobi

Wtf is dynamic in this context....to me it means...

Wtf is dynamic in this context....to me it means moving about, which is generally a Bad Idea to do on a road...

I tried a bar end mirror, it was alright, but hard to get adjusted right, and it...
09-19-11, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By oban_kobi

I have the nutted version of the brake, so...

I have the nutted version of the brake, so hopefully that will be able to replace it. If not, yeah, I'll just drill and use it as it is, though I'll probably have to get a longer nut. I only bought a...
09-18-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By oban_kobi

Replace side pull brake center bolt

I'm curious if anyone has replaced a recessed bolt with a nutted bolt. I accidentally ordered a recessed brake, and the old one was a nutted. I took the old one apart and was able to remove the bolt,...
09-15-11, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,638
Posted By oban_kobi

Steel is cool. It's not heavier, it's smoother,...

Steel is cool. It's not heavier, it's smoother, you can weld it, and it looks better.
09-15-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,300
Posted By oban_kobi

I recently found a frame without them. Now I...

I recently found a frame without them. Now I actually pay attention to how tight I make things haha.
09-15-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,392
Posted By oban_kobi

I did the same not to long ago. I use baking soda...

I did the same not to long ago. I use baking soda followed by vinegar every 2 or 3 days to keep it clean. I used to have horribly oily hair after 1 day, so it's a definite improvement. Cheaper too! 3...
09-14-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By oban_kobi

It seems as though the bolt holding on the outer...

It seems as though the bolt holding on the outer arm wasn't screwed in all the way. I stripped it trying to fix it, unfortunately. I'm going to see if they'll give me a replacement. Probably not, but...
09-14-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By oban_kobi

I know, and that's not what the problem is. ...

I know, and that's not what the problem is.

It seems as though the bolt that holds the outer arm on isn't screwed in all the way. I tried screwing it in, and of course, stripped the bolt. I...
09-13-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By oban_kobi

I didn't try the EBay ones. You're right though,...

I didn't try the EBay ones. You're right though, it may be worth the slight risk.

I noticed one of the pivot allen bolts was loose. I tried tightening it, but stripped it. :facepalm:

Frak
09-13-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By oban_kobi

Those Paul Racers are a bit outside of my price...

Those Paul Racers are a bit outside of my price range! At that price, I would just buy a 27 inch wheel and "normal" reach brakes.

I don't mind what color, but I've had...not so good experiences...
09-13-11, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By oban_kobi

Good long reach side pull brakes? (65mm)

I tried the Tektro R556, but they have a horrendous amount of flex. They actually hit the tire under "normal" braking.

I just need a front one, any recommendations? I'd love to keep the price...
09-13-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By oban_kobi

Thanks everyone, I'll take it apart when I get...

Thanks everyone, I'll take it apart when I get out of lab.

I have such a long reach because I got a frame without wheels and just threw on 700c's I had, but it had apparently used 27 inch before....
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