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08-04-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Dourbali Star

Another one I had that I don't think has been...

Another one I had that I don't think has been mentioned yet:
Broken freewheel. This was on an older bike with a freewheel cassette, as opposed to a free hub, though. Not sure if this applies to...
06-03-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Dourbali Star

Based on some recommendations I received here, I...

Based on some recommendations I received here, I had a wheel re-built around a fixed/free flip-flop hub at Shaw's Cycles (http://www.shawscycles.com) in Santa Clara. They even replaced the axle to...
06-02-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By Dourbali Star

Have you tried BikeRouteToaster...

Have you tried BikeRouteToaster (http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com)? I have a Garmin Forerunner 305, and have had no issues exporting courses from my iMac. BikeRouteToaster uses the Garmin...
05-11-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By Dourbali Star

GO AGGIES! UCD Alum '02 ...the rest of...

GO AGGIES!

UCD Alum '02
...the rest of y'all - rydaddy excepted - are old school! :beer:
05-01-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,141
Posted By Dourbali Star

The Mercury News has some updated information...

The Mercury News has some updated information about Ashleigh and her condition.



Full article here: http://www.mercurynews.com/valley/ci_12272005
04-23-09, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By Dourbali Star

Foxy's Fall Century in Davis is a nice, easy...

Foxy's Fall Century in Davis is a nice, easy route. The 100km (metric century) is more or less pancake flat. According to the website, last year's 100mi century featured 2,000ft of climbing. I...
04-20-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,141
Posted By Dourbali Star

This is very disturbing news, as my wife and I...

This is very disturbing news, as my wife and I bike on this stretch of Highway 9 pretty frequently. Prayers go out to Ashleigh for a speedy recovery, and best wishes to Dave as well.

I know that...
04-13-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By Dourbali Star

I live near San Jose City College and when I...

I live near San Jose City College and when I worked in Santa Clara (near Sun Microsystems and Rivermark), my preferred route was Lafayette St. While San Tomas was a possible route, I preferred the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By Dourbali Star

Seems like Calfee will do a warranty transfer,...

Seems like Calfee will do a warranty transfer, under their "Second Life Warranty Transfer Policy". You have to send the bike into their shop for them to inspect. They charge a $250 fee for the...
03-25-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,633
Posted By Dourbali Star

Sheldon said it best: Fixed gear for Fun,...

Sheldon said it best:
Fixed gear for Fun, Fitness and Form, Feel, and 'Fficiency!
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed.html
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-09, 06:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,750
Posted By Dourbali Star

REI's current member 20% off coupon is "valid on...

REI's current member 20% off coupon is "valid on Novara bicycles only; all other brands are excluded." Members usually combine it with their dividend to get a screaming deal on Novara branded bikes....
02-25-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By Dourbali Star

I have the Endura Humvee 3/4 shorts, and...

I have the Endura Humvee 3/4 shorts, and recommend them. They come with padded inner shorts that are removable. I got them here for a good price:...
02-23-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,496
Posted By Dourbali Star

That, too, seems to be a point of contention: ...

That, too, seems to be a point of contention:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_status_of_Taiwan
02-10-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,605
Posted By Dourbali Star

Probikekit.com has the best prices I've seen for...

Probikekit.com has the best prices I've seen for the M520; currently $34.24 (fluctuates based on exchange rate, I think). Ships free to the US from UK, no sales tax.
...
01-20-09, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,368
Posted By Dourbali Star

No, no, not a Freudian slip. It's a.........

No, no, not a Freudian slip.

It's a...... bra.... :D
01-20-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,368
Posted By Dourbali Star

Anybody else notice the ironic typo in the URL of...

Anybody else notice the ironic typo in the URL of press release link?

http://www.clifbar.com/press/release/clif_bar_company_announces_voluntary_nationwide_recall_of_clif_and_luna_bra/
11-19-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,141
Posted By Dourbali Star

...or makes the distance to the ground shorter in...

...or makes the distance to the ground shorter in case you crash and fall...???
Forum: Commuting
10-24-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,482
Posted By Dourbali Star

Not just theoretically, in practice. Ask a...

Not just theoretically, in practice. Ask a driver who has experience driving through mud and/or sand and they will tell you lowering tire pressure increases traction.

In Peace Corps, our Peace...
09-26-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,276
Posted By Dourbali Star

ZeRinger has an excellent Panasonic Bicycles...

ZeRinger has an excellent Panasonic Bicycles Virtual Museum (http://panabike.s-cars.org/), including scans of the 1977 catalog:
http://panabike.s-cars.org/?cat=150

Here's the '77 Villager:...
Forum: Foo
09-26-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 726
Posted By Dourbali Star

Hey, I think I may have passed through your...

Hey, I think I may have passed through your region on my COS trip. A buddy and I bussed from Durban --> Maputo, Mozambique. We spent about 4 weeks travelling through RSA, doing the Baz Bus route...
Forum: Foo
09-26-08, 02:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 726
Posted By Dourbali Star

It rained just outside my village the night...

It rained just outside my village the night before I left, so that made for some gnarly going for the first 20k or so. At one point, I was pushing my bike through ankle deep mud; the wheels didn't...
Forum: Foo
09-26-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 726
Posted By Dourbali Star

Here's the one we got: Trek 820. ...

Here's the one we got: Trek 820.
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/2003/archive/820

The bikes were brand spanking new when we got them, since we were the first PCVs back in Chad after the PC...
Forum: Foo
09-26-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 726
Posted By Dourbali Star

So far, "some folks" = 1. :notamused: I...

So far, "some folks" = 1. :notamused:

I only started riding seriously while in PC, and did a lot of riding in country. In fact, on my last day, I rode out of my village back to the capitol by...
Forum: Foo
09-26-08, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 726
Posted By Dourbali Star

Yup! Chad, Africa. 2003-2005. TEFL. What...

Yup! Chad, Africa. 2003-2005. TEFL.

What about you Ka_Jun?
09-25-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By Dourbali Star

1987 Panasonic DX-5000 headset size

I think my headset has gone wonky, and I'm looking to replace it. Does anybody know if the '87 DX-5000's headset is ISO or JIS???

As far as I've been able to find out, it was originally a 1"...
09-12-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By Dourbali Star

bikeisland.com sells the B17 Standard for exactly...

bikeisland.com sells the B17 Standard for exactly $67. I believe this includes free shipping.

http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=808
08-20-08, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,235
Posted By Dourbali Star

It was indeed a clincher rim. I suppose the hub...

It was indeed a clincher rim. I suppose the hub is probably fine, but since the rim is cracked at the eyelet, I will probably retire the wheel.

I rode the wheel for heavy commuting duty year...
08-20-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,235
Posted By Dourbali Star

How long is a decent wheel supposed to last?

How long is a decent wheel supposed to last? How many miles before it's a good idea to retire a wheel and get a new one?

This past Sunday, on mile 40 of my first century ride, I broke a spoke at...
08-04-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By Dourbali Star

My wife and I, as well as another couple are...

My wife and I, as well as another couple are signed up for this ride. Husbands are doing the 100-mile route, wives are doing the 65-miler. It'll be the first organized ride for all of us.

Any...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,098
Posted By Dourbali Star

I'm in! Team name = Dourbali Stars VALVERDE...

I'm in! Team name = Dourbali Stars

VALVERDE Alejandro ($900.00) [Remove]
VOIGT Jens ($650.00) [Remove]
CANCELLARA Fabian ($550.00) [Remove]
GUSTOV Volodymir ($200.00) [Remove]
SCHLECK Andy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,227
Posted By Dourbali Star

BikeIsland.com has the Road Morph with guage for...

BikeIsland.com has the Road Morph with guage for $35.00. I believe shipping is free as well.

http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=390
05-07-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By Dourbali Star

Fenix L2D Premium low battery indicator?

Based on some strong recommendations here, I recently ordered two Fenix L2D Premium flashlights as an upgrade to my L&M Vega. However, one feature I liked was the Vega's low battery indicator. The...
09-19-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By Dourbali Star

Another reason to wear your helmet...

You never know when you might get attacked by a bear:

-----
Bear attack victim saved by bike helmet
The Associated Press
Article Launched: 09/19/2007 08:59:01 AM PDT

OLALLA, Wash.—A couple...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-07, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Dourbali Star

Where did you find the 20% off coupon? I've been...

Where did you find the 20% off coupon? I've been eyeing these for a while too, but the 20% might be the incentive I need to finally order.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-07, 11:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,253
Posted By Dourbali Star

That bike maker would be Bruce Gordon, and you...

That bike maker would be Bruce Gordon, and you can own it for a mere $300. Here's the link, about half way down the page:
http://www.bgcycles.com/accessories.html
Forum: Commuting
01-11-07, 12:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,942
Posted By Dourbali Star

+1 on the M520 pedals. Plus, you can get them...

+1 on the M520 pedals. Plus, you can get them for cheap at probikekit.com.
http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=d1013
05-31-06, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By Dourbali Star

www.probikekit.com has the Shimano M520's for...

www.probikekit.com has the Shimano M520's for $31.83. No tax and free shipping to the US (they're a UK company). I ordered two pairs and they arrived to California in about 7 days. They have some...
Forum: Foo
05-31-06, 12:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 635
Posted By Dourbali Star

Me too, please! 1 in 13 odds (so far) for a...

Me too, please! 1 in 13 odds (so far) for a drawing ain't bad. Psst... everyone keep this on the DL so that our favorable odds don't diminish.
05-24-06, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,434
Posted By Dourbali Star

Here are some methods other forum members have...

Here are some methods other forum members have used:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=182702

I also didn't have a cassette removal tool. Instead, I used a utility knife and a pair of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-06, 10:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,416
Posted By Dourbali Star

Put more miles on my bike than my car.

Put more miles on my bike than my car.
05-04-06, 11:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,261
Posted By Dourbali Star

It's been mentioned in pasing several times...

It's been mentioned in pasing several times already, but my vote is Davis, CA. Heck, the city logo is a high-wheeler.

http://www.city.davis.ca.us/topic/bicycles.cfm

It's a shame I didn't get...
05-04-06, 11:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,854
Posted By Dourbali Star

It's been mentioned in pasing several times...

It's been mentioned in pasing several times already, but my vote is Davis, CA. Heck, the city logo is a high-wheeler.

http://www.city.davis.ca.us/topic/bicycles.cfm

It's a shame I didn't get...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-06, 02:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,422
Posted By Dourbali Star

Great letter, beef! I wouldn't want to lock up...

Great letter, beef! I wouldn't want to lock up my beautiful, snow white Brava to a rack like that either. I hope your school listens and upgrades to some sturdier and safer racks. You should also...
Forum: Foo
03-11-06, 12:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,699
Posted By Dourbali Star

Has anybody tried Black Butte Porter? Man, that...

Has anybody tried Black Butte Porter? Man, that is deliciousness in a bottle. Heck, any of the Des Chutes Brewery beers are good.

http://www.deschutesbrewery.com

Henry Weinhard's is also a...
Forum: Touring
03-10-06, 03:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,215
Posted By Dourbali Star

And what are you drinking that's flammable?! ...

And what are you drinking that's flammable?! :eek: Is it Bacardi 151 that doubles as fuel for the camp stove?
Forum: Foo
03-09-06, 01:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By Dourbali Star

YOU'RE 25 YEARS OLD!!! GO ON A HOLIDAY!!! These...

YOU'RE 25 YEARS OLD!!! GO ON A HOLIDAY!!! These are the best years of your life. Go have fun while you're young and spry. Save IRAs and 401ks for your 30s and 40s.
03-08-06, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By Dourbali Star

No doubt about the nice workshop, but nobody has...

No doubt about the nice workshop, but nobody has mentioned the beautiful bike. I love old road bikes - so simple and elegant. Are you planning on repainting it the same color, or something...
Forum: Foo
03-08-06, 03:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By Dourbali Star

Ok, since nobody else is going to be it, I will...

Ok, since nobody else is going to be it, I will be your lighthouse in a choppy sea of IRAs near rocky shores of 401ks. GO ON A HOLIDAY! You live in Australia? Go diving in the Barrier Reef (before...
03-08-06, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By Dourbali Star

Yeah, like Vegemite. :D Or maybe :eek: if...

Yeah, like Vegemite. :D

Or maybe :eek: if it's your first time trying it.
Forum: Foo
03-07-06, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Dourbali Star

+1. Coffee and more coffee.

+1. Coffee and more coffee.
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