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05-06-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By daibutsu

What? This wasn't chainlove, what is chainlove? ...

What? This wasn't chainlove, what is chainlove? It's a sealed box from Amazon... It's a bike box that says Intensecycles.com all over it...

Don't tell me "enough" *******.

It's the...
05-06-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By daibutsu

I don't have a lot to report, been on this forum...

I don't have a lot to report, been on this forum for 5 years and made only 110 posts. I like to pose real observations, look for help, and reach out without unnecessary "backhanded second guessing."
05-06-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By daibutsu

Talk gets even cheaper when you're...

Talk gets even cheaper when you're "backpedaling." Besides, the real issue now is, "what do you have to do to get Intense Bikes "Customer Service" to provide a lousy list of what they sell in a...
05-06-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,127
Posted By daibutsu

Back to the OP.... Around here, in DC, that's...

Back to the OP.... Around here, in DC, that's what the cabbies mostly believe: Worse yet you're a bigger loser if on a bike. They somehow can't comprehend that maybe we bike for exercise and...
05-06-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By daibutsu

Samburger posted: "By this, do you mean that...

Samburger posted:

"By this, do you mean that you aren't sure if they sent you all your parts, or you aren't sure if you got a good deal?"
...
05-06-12, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By daibutsu

Maybe Intense thinks that: that's why they don't...

Maybe Intense thinks that: that's why they don't answer two emails, or provide a list?
05-05-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By daibutsu

Intense Bikes have any customer service?

Bought a pretty expensive Intense Bikes XT "all mountain" kit to build with a Commencal 5.5 frame. Not sure if I got what i paid for sent them a couple of emails to the CS link on their site, no...
05-01-12, 04:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,119
Posted By daibutsu

Thank you Leisesturm!!! You have nailed...

Thank you Leisesturm!!!

You have nailed what I've been posting for years!! We are pedestrians on bikes, pedal/pedestrian.... this VC fad is actually more dangerous in my humble opinion.
04-08-12, 06:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,797
Posted By daibutsu

I boycott any establishment that has frontage...

I boycott any establishment that has frontage sans bikerack; the worst are bikestores without them, what are they thinking!?. I changed banks after I gave them a two week warning; the teller said i...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,141
Posted By daibutsu

I can attest that Marin "ain't what it used to...

I can attest that Marin "ain't what it used to be," and I'd put them low on the list for quality and quality control, esp.
03-30-12, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By daibutsu

I lock my bike, best as i can, in front of...

I lock my bike, best as i can, in front of Starbucks like places. i figure the potential thieves will think the owner is in there as a customer or even employee (for longer periods of time).
Forum: Commuting
02-12-12, 06:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,821
Posted By daibutsu

If you cannot control your bike you should...

If you cannot control your bike you should evaluate your riding technique.

At that instant when you STOP riding and put a foot on the road you are by all definitions a pedestrian. (When drivers of...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,821
Posted By daibutsu

In response to Burton: Yup, that's what...

In response to Burton:

Yup, that's what forums are for: I know, not THINK that I've never received a ticket. I SAY I get to where I'm going without threatening anyone. I've had dramatically fewer...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,821
Posted By daibutsu

I really get a kick out of the "Vehicular...

I really get a kick out of the "Vehicular Cyclists;" they'd probably ticket themselves if they ran a traffic light. For my experience as a 56 yo bike commuter, and in DC no less (the worst traffic...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By daibutsu

Setting aside data that supports that helmets for...

Setting aside data that supports that helmets for cyclists aren't statistically such a panacea ( Ok, I'm sure to hear all the specific anecdotes now!!) What would be real nice and probably a...
02-04-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,701
Posted By daibutsu

Commencal opinion and question...

I've been riding a Commencal Combi S ( and 8 other bikes, now a lot less ) primarily for the last 2 years. Although the rocker assembly disintegrated ( the 2009 version was made of what appeared to...
07-13-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By daibutsu

whoops, sorry here it is:

blind link now, sorry..
07-12-11, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By daibutsu

Yet another reason to abondon the auto...

http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/2011/07/armed-robber-uses-bike-getaway:lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-11, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By daibutsu

Awesome pics

those pics were awesome, thanks...
05-09-11, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By daibutsu

Princeton tec has offered to send me two new...

Princeton tec has offered to send me two new doors. Great, why not repalce the entire llight with a design that doesn't have well documented failures, this was my reply:

"Thanks Pam,I guess its...
05-06-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By daibutsu

Thumbs down Princeton Tec headlamps

Quickly, not to bore you w/ verbiage: Commuter, bike tourer, car free, etc. have a few headlamps, which IMHO are the way to go for biking too. First, avoid Princeton Tec "fuel" headlamps. Once you...
03-28-11, 04:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,749
Posted By daibutsu

If you can get an old Marin, you're probably...

If you can get an old Marin, you're probably alright. New not-so-good. Check it out especially the wheels!!!
03-22-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By daibutsu

Sure.

Sure.
03-21-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By daibutsu

DC area video ideas

This is way "out there," maybe. I love checking out Gwadzilla's biking blogspot and was thinking that since I do live in DC and ride alot that instead of taking random pics of bike and bike riders,...
03-21-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,749
Posted By daibutsu

Just a thought... Without Local Bike Stores...

Just a thought... Without Local Bike Stores (LBS) you'd have no one to fix your bike. I always go to the LBS: like the old poster said: Would you bring your eggs to a diner for them to cook for...
03-21-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,749
Posted By daibutsu

Be careful with Marin. i bought a San Anselmo,...

Be careful with Marin. i bought a San Anselmo, the rear wheel had about 30 percent of the spokes right, all the other were loose, the wheel quickly failed. Marin and Big Wheel Bikes did nothing to...
Forum: Northeast
02-25-11, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By daibutsu

Kudos to a DC LBS

Just wanted to 'plug' "the Bike Rack" bike store at 14th and Q in DC... They are singularly excellent in responding to my, almost too minor, needs. Also "City Bikes" is occassionally great too...
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Forum: Commuting
02-09-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,483
Posted By daibutsu

Steely Dan, Maybe Chicago is just like DC,...

Steely Dan,

Maybe Chicago is just like DC, the great majority of cabbies somehow get over here on H1B obnoxious driver visas. What happens is they come from third world countries where...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,483
Posted By daibutsu

They don't hate us, they're just jealous...they...

They don't hate us, they're just jealous...they won't like or respect you more if you aren't aggressive. The more i ride, the more convinced i am of that.
Forum: Commuting
02-09-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,483
Posted By daibutsu

It's the timid geeks waiting at the lights that...

It's the timid geeks waiting at the lights that cause all the confusion, good luck with that!!!
Forum: Commuting
02-09-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,483
Posted By daibutsu

We are far more pedestrians than motor vehicles...

We are far more pedestrians than motor vehicles (14 -30 lbs. of mechanical advantage does not equal a motor vehicle); also the mentality that we are somehow aligned with MV's is as wrong as the error...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-11, 05:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,483
Posted By daibutsu

i ride every day, weekdays commuting, weekends...

i ride every day, weekdays commuting, weekends for fun. I just can't get my head around all this "motor vehicle" association. My simple position is I am a pedestrian on a self propelled bicycle,...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-11, 12:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,378
Posted By daibutsu

The mere fact that the jogger was wearing...

The mere fact that the jogger was wearing headphones indicates a selfish disregard for his own safety and as a practical matter endangers other; in this case the cyclist. I ride in DC area often,...
12-20-10, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By daibutsu

thanks scrublover... I've put only about 30...

thanks scrublover... I've put only about 30 miles of commuting type up and down on it, and it sure is holding air. thanks for your input.
12-19-10, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By daibutsu

Reply to own post.... I squirted a little light...

Reply to own post.... I squirted a little light oil in there, after removing the valve core, of course. It seems much better, This next week will really tell.
12-16-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,804
Posted By daibutsu

Add to that Marin: I bought a Marin with maybe 50...

Add to that Marin: I bought a Marin with maybe 50 percent of the spokes kinda adjuted, the wheel essentially flew apart. Marin denied it, i blasted them on the internet. they replaced it with...
12-15-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By daibutsu

Rock Shox Bar R question

hello, am new to MB'ing. Have real nice Commencal Combi S MB soft tail w/ Bar R shock. It just doesn't hold air long, but intermittently does- so I'm thinking it's not "bad" but I'm doing something...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-10, 01:17 PM
Forum: Northeast
12-26-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,229
Posted By daibutsu

I live on upper Wisconsin Ave. and work in Takoma...

I live on upper Wisconsin Ave. and work in Takoma Park, but easily scoot across Connecticut Ave. which is a great way to get downtown. This commute is so amazingly fast, safe, fun, and even during...
Forum: Triathlon
07-29-09, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By daibutsu

It's still a good deal, I'm real happy even at...

It's still a good deal, I'm real happy even at 1200 (which i did pay). Imagine you're at a poker game and have 4 kings, you'd bet high, right? Somebody else has 4 aces, you lose but you still made...
Forum: Triathlon
07-28-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By daibutsu

Today is the last day for the backcountry outlet...

Today is the last day for the backcountry outlet sale!!! 50 percent off!! If you miss it, that bike was on bonktown last week for 990 incl shipping!!!!!!!
Forum: Triathlon
07-28-09, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By daibutsu

bonktown/backcountry outlet offer an incredible...

bonktown/backcountry outlet offer an incredible deal on a kuota CF tri bike. They're running a 50 percent off sale till the 28th. and when the bike pops up on bonktown.com it's only 900 bucks...
Forum: Triathlon
07-08-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By daibutsu

reversible seat post question

I have a "tri bike" and am a little too over the pedals for just cruising around, are those reversible seat posts so articulated that I can still keep the seat level but rearward by maybe 35-40 mm? ...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,733
Posted By daibutsu

i stumbled onto Golight trail running shoes. ...

i stumbled onto Golight trail running shoes. They are excellent for toe clips; the sole is extremely rigid, just like high end bike specific shoes.
04-16-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 8,435
Posted By daibutsu

New law in DC: bikes can take entire lane if lane...

New law in DC: bikes can take entire lane if lane is 11 feet or less wide. No cop here knows that, this is the capricious third world....
04-15-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 8,435
Posted By daibutsu

Here in DC there's a move to start really...

Here in DC there's a move to start really enforcing the rules of the road; bikes equal cars. So be it, I take the middle of the lane from now on regardless of MUPs. I'd like for us locals to fully...
Forum: Touring
04-14-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By daibutsu

Will a Clickstand well support a bike with a Bob...

Will a Clickstand well support a bike with a Bob trailer?
Forum: Touring
03-31-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By daibutsu

i have a snug pak softie merlin and love it!! ...

i have a snug pak softie merlin and love it!! But it really only is good to 35 degrees F mostly.
Forum: Touring
03-27-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
Posted By daibutsu

You'll certainly find bikecamping/touring...

You'll certainly find bikecamping/touring promoted here; this is a biking forum!! I do both and prefer, all in all, the biking option, if one wants to walk you can still do that with your bike. ...
Forum: Touring
03-27-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By daibutsu

thanks, too wellshorton. I'm now on a hybrid and...

thanks, too wellshorton. I'm now on a hybrid and get beaten up on the C&O; maybe i'll look into bigger, underinflated tires.
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