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08-01-06, 08:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,751
Posted By nateted4

Lance used to entertain for a few days in July. ...

Lance used to entertain for a few days in July. Sheldon's pages are hecka useful year round, making a positive impact on people who need help. SB all the way.
-Nate 'North Road' Ted4
07-31-06, 09:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,483
Posted By nateted4

Stay off of sidewalks. This is why I dislike...

Stay off of sidewalks. This is why I dislike multi use paths, bikes are for streets.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-06, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By nateted4

Don't ride against traffic. You'll get dragged...

Don't ride against traffic. You'll get dragged by a Camaro.
07-24-06, 05:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,695
Posted By nateted4

Breezer...

Breezer (http://www.breezerbikes.com/index.cfm?CFID=11813997&CFTOKEN=95343656) makes (or made) utility bikes. I don't often see them, but then again I'm not looking. Here in Portland everyone winds...
07-11-06, 06:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,338
Posted By nateted4

I need clear ones at night to keep the wind out...

I need clear ones at night to keep the wind out or my eyes dry up somethin' fierce, even on a 4 block trip to the store.
Forum: Foo
06-05-06, 07:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,145
Posted By nateted4

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!
05-29-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,791
Posted By nateted4

mmmmmmmmmmmm... beer....

mmmmmmmmmmmm... beer....
Forum: Touring
04-23-06, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By nateted4

It's possible to run into clearance issues...

It's possible to run into clearance issues between you rear panniers and your heel without a longer chainstay, but if the bike you have works for you then I wouldn't worry about it. You can...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 10:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 864
Posted By nateted4

No, I ride with just one all the time, and never...

No, I ride with just one all the time, and never notice any difference in handleing.
04-21-06, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By nateted4

All these issues have been discussed in great...

All these issues have been discussed in great length. I'm sure you'll find everything withthe search (http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?) tool. If not, just ask, and I always recommend a touring...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 10:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,531
Posted By nateted4

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 09:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,531
Posted By nateted4

Heck, thses kids...

Heck, thses kids (http://www.recumbents.com/WISIL/speedruns2000/worlds-fastest-bicycle-2000.htm) are doing 75!:)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,531
Posted By nateted4

Possible...

Possible (http://www.obra.org/track/records/index.html)
Forum: Commuting
04-19-06, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,974
Posted By nateted4

If this poor bike is going to be locked outside...

If this poor bike is going to be locked outside all year I recommend finding a nice used touring bike. If $600 worth of new bike is really what you are after try and store it inside, as bike...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-06, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,326
Posted By nateted4

It should hardly ever need replaced. If you are...

It should hardly ever need replaced. If you are getting tube punctures on the inside, your spokes are too long and sticking out of the nipples too far.
04-18-06, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By nateted4

Man, I am so glad I'm out. FTN.

Man, I am so glad I'm out. FTN.
Forum: Foo
04-17-06, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By nateted4

The price of oil means much more to the economy...

The price of oil means much more to the economy than consumer gas prices. By the time the pump hits $10 a gallon we'll have bigger problems than filling up your SUV's. We'll be eating dandelion...
04-14-06, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By nateted4

I put a thudbuster on my commuter when I first...

I put a thudbuster on my commuter when I first started riding all the time. After my but hardened up I found it was unnecessary and removed it. That being said, the design of that seatpost is good,...
Forum: Touring
04-13-06, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By nateted4

NO NO NO NO NO. JB weld has failed me for...

NO NO NO NO NO.

JB weld has failed me for the last time. I've never gotten epoxy to do anything but fail on me at inopportune times. It makes me bitter.
04-13-06, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By nateted4

Saddles are very much a personal preference, but...

Saddles are very much a personal preference, but you should ride for a couple of weeks to get used to it before plunking down cash on new seat posts and saddles.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-06, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By nateted4

Pedals are designed to tighten as they are ridden...

Pedals are designed to tighten as they are ridden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_pedal), and to take insane forces. This being the case, just make sure the left goes on the left and the right...
Forum: Foo
04-13-06, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,158
Posted By nateted4

My wife too is a 'traffic pansy'. She feels my...

My wife too is a 'traffic pansy'. She feels my aggressive stance on riding in traffic is terrifying, and therefore refuses to ride with me (once a quarter or so I might be able to beg/ guilt her...
Forum: Touring
04-13-06, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By nateted4

It is unforunate that that bike was allowed to...

It is unforunate that that bike was allowed to disintigrate, but such is the nature of the universe. Time waits for no Trek.
Forum: Touring
04-11-06, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By nateted4

Trading him a k-mart bike for his dependable ride...

Trading him a k-mart bike for his dependable ride sounds like the height of carpet-bagger. Taking advantage of his assumed lack of knowledge for your gain is hella dishonest. You should live and...
02-26-06, 12:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By nateted4

Mooching? Absolutely not. Although my neighbor...

Mooching? Absolutely not. Although my neighbor offered, I had to decline borrowing his spare car. I find it much more acceptable to rent from the buisness up the street than to possibly strain...
02-13-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By nateted4

That is what I did, I decided to rent one. I...

That is what I did, I decided to rent one. I handled what needed to get done in one day. It was a busy day, but it I handled all of my errands, including:
-new video game room futon
-new beer...
02-06-06, 08:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By nateted4

Car free living update. Everything is going...

Car free living update.
Everything is going fine, but I find myself with a developing list of things I need to go and get:
- Refrigerator
- 1 cubic yard of horse poop
- compost reactor
- lumber...
Forum: Touring
02-01-06, 05:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,058
Posted By nateted4

Excellent and Congrats!

Excellent and Congrats!
01-31-06, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By nateted4

Let me tell you about Florida. It's the worst...

Let me tell you about Florida.
It's the worst state in the union for cycling. The locals are intolerant, the infrastructure is not bike friendly and the weather is god awful. I have had good rides...
01-30-06, 06:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By nateted4

True enough. The food I eat, the things I buy,...

True enough. The food I eat, the things I buy, the work I do, and the society we have built is based on the consumption of petroleum. As an organism we must consume resources. But as an individual...
01-27-06, 08:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By nateted4

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_tea Car...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_tea

Car sharing seems to bee much too expensive, but the enterprise is right up the street. I Have a feeling that going car free is more a mental hurdle than...
01-22-06, 11:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By nateted4

Honeydew seems to be extremely popular, and is my...

Honeydew seems to be extremely popular, and is my personal favorite.
01-22-06, 09:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By nateted4

That's another thing. I grew up in Chicago, our...

That's another thing. I grew up in Chicago, our family didn't have a car. I moved to AL at 16 to go to school, were I think Ken Kifer was the only person in the state without a car. I then joined...
01-22-06, 09:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By nateted4

It's a west coast thing. I first saw it in LA,...

It's a west coast thing. I first saw it in LA, thought it would be nasty. I tried some and now can't get through my week without it.
01-22-06, 08:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,222
Posted By nateted4

Turn off, Tune In, Drop out of the Petrol Cycle

The old lady crashed up our Elantra. I have been trying to decide what car, if any, to get her. I shied away from going car free at first do to a feeling that it might not work out. What if it turns...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-06, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By nateted4

That seriously gives me a sick feeling in my...

That seriously gives me a sick feeling in my stomach. 20 G's is outrageous.
01-10-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By nateted4

+1

+1
Forum: Touring
01-07-06, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By nateted4

Go Used +1 You don't have the scratch to go...

Go Used +1

You don't have the scratch to go new, but If you have any wrenching skills at all you should be able to pick out a used bike from Craigslist.
01-07-06, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By nateted4

I don't know about the trikes in specific, but...

I don't know about the trikes in specific, but their work bikes are bomb proof.
Forum: Foo
01-06-06, 10:56 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 728,321
Posted By nateted4

Cutter's Way

Cutter's Way
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By nateted4

Totally not true. Last Winter I built a road...

Totally not true. Last Winter I built a road bike (aluminum frame/ carbon fork)With 105 except for the shifters(tiagra) for $500 worth of parts off of Ebay. It did take 2 months to wait for the...
01-03-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,668
Posted By nateted4

Last Year I was still in the service, working the...

Last Year I was still in the service, working the swing shift for about a month around this time, I rode home through Portsmouth, VA around midnight every day. That commute was the greatest,...
Forum: Foo
01-03-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By nateted4

Try the acetone solution before the heat, but the...

Try the acetone solution before the heat, but the loctite web site says that red and green will need to be heated to be removed, while blue should come off with hand tools.
I can't believe they...
Forum: Touring
01-03-06, 05:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,058
Posted By nateted4

That is so true, it has a true road triple front...

That is so true, it has a true road triple front crank, making even small hills difficult when fully loaded. Trading that out for the much smaller chainrings of a mtb crankset is a must.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 04:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,503
Posted By nateted4

If you buy a brooks saddle used will it reshape...

If you buy a brooks saddle used will it reshape itself to the new owners form, or is it pretty much a one owner saddle?
01-02-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,357
Posted By nateted4

A straight up road bike (think low spoke count,...

A straight up road bike (think low spoke count, carbon fork/rear triangle, aggresive geometry with uncomfortable ride) isn't going to entice me to ride it everday for the rest of my days.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-06, 09:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,366
Posted By nateted4

I always like to carry a new spare and a patched...

I always like to carry a new spare and a patched spare, I never trust a patch to get me home.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-06, 09:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,503
Posted By nateted4

'Bontrager CRZ Road' Came stock on most treks/...

'Bontrager CRZ Road'
Came stock on most treks/ lemonds/ kleins for the past few years I would suppose, but has raised stitching thats is like razorblades for for crotch. I keep trying to hide it in...
Forum: Touring
01-02-06, 09:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,058
Posted By nateted4

I had a buddy who bought a Volpe and was horribly...

I had a buddy who bought a Volpe and was horribly dissatisfied. He rode it into the ground after about 1 year. The low end shifters and hubs(Shimano), bottom bracket and pedals all disintegrated. ...
01-02-06, 08:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,357
Posted By nateted4

This bike would have to handle grocery getting,...

This bike would have to handle grocery getting, cruising to the park, long hauls to the ocean. Definitely the first bike I bought as an adult, trek 520, but any touring bike would do.
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