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07-02-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,313
Posted By pmseattle

I agree with this 100% .

I agree with this 100% .
07-02-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,313
Posted By pmseattle

I agree with ILTB that housing costs are...

I agree with ILTB that housing costs are important. I have a six-figure salary and I can no longer afford to live in Seattle. A minimalist 300-400 sq. foot studio apartment in a crappy apartment...
04-09-13, 11:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,576
Posted By pmseattle

I work as a RR signal maintainer, and I have had...

I work as a RR signal maintainer, and I have had to clean up after many crossing accidents. One of the more common scenarios is people who smash their cars or trucks through a gate arm right in front...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By pmseattle

Increasing incidence of inattentive drivers ?

It seems to me that I am seeing a sharp increase in the number of extremely distracted or inattentive drivers, which I believe may be due to automobile operators text messaging, web surfing, or other...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,559
Posted By pmseattle

My daily commute takes me on the E3 bikeway in...

My daily commute takes me on the E3 bikeway in Seattle which goes through a gritty industrial area and right past a major methadone clinic, which also provides counseling for other types of drug...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,679
Posted By pmseattle

Seattle, Wa. - urban - daily, all year ...

Seattle, Wa. - urban - daily, all year

Mandatory lifetime loss of driving priveleges for causing a crash, hitting a pedestrian, or hitting a cyclist due to DUI, or driving while distracted (...
01-11-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,926
Posted By pmseattle

Avoid Oahu due to violent crime, congestion,...

Avoid Oahu due to violent crime, congestion, beach areas with sketchy homeless encampments.
Really, the big island is the only one I would consider for bike touring, although several of the other...
12-19-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,382
Posted By pmseattle

Unless the manufacturer has updated the design...

Unless the manufacturer has updated the design recently, the battery cannot be replaced. On my Fleas ( 2 rear red lights, 2 front white ) you can't open the shell to access the battery without...
12-18-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,382
Posted By pmseattle

I have had two Blackburn Flea rear lights fail...

I have had two Blackburn Flea rear lights fail after only a few weeks of service. I returned the first one, and the second promptly failed in exactly the same way - it would turn off without me...
12-05-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,193
Posted By pmseattle

The poster in the photo repeats the often-made...

The poster in the photo repeats the often-made claim that flashing bike lights cause seizures. For the people here who have this problem, I am curious about your reaction to the many other flashing...
Forum: Touring
10-08-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By pmseattle

In Chile, at least, the principal roads are...

In Chile, at least, the principal roads are excellent and well paved. But if you get off the main routes you will ride on unpaved ripio roads and they are extremely rough. There are still sections of...
07-26-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By pmseattle

I'm using the Minewt 250 cordless, a similar...

I'm using the Minewt 250 cordless, a similar model with less lumens. I have had it about six months, and have used it both for commuting and singletrack. It is still working flawlessly. Highly...
Forum: Foo
04-23-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,026
Posted By pmseattle

80. Boom boxes, swept away by MP3 players.

80. Boom boxes, swept away by MP3 players.
03-09-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 12,183
Posted By pmseattle

Avoid the Pacific Northwest. The winters are not...

Avoid the Pacific Northwest. The winters are not harsh as far as temperature goes, but it is common to have nine months of dreary, rainy weather. Sometimes the rain persists straight through summer...
01-08-11, 12:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,331
Posted By pmseattle

Thank you for a thorough, very scientific review...

Thank you for a thorough, very scientific review ! Are you an electrical engineer ?
12-24-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By pmseattle

Disc brakes don't really cost any more than rim...

Disc brakes don't really cost any more than rim brakes now, and they perform much better, so the question should be why would anyone want rim brakes. A braking system that won't stop my bicycle...
Forum: Touring
11-23-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,743
Posted By pmseattle

There are no braze-ons on the fork, in the...

There are no braze-ons on the fork, in the picture at Bikes-Direct. You can't install either a front rack or fenders. I would not buy this bike for touring or commuting.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,779
Posted By pmseattle

Railroad switch and signal maintainer. Before...

Railroad switch and signal maintainer. Before that I was a variable-speed drive technician working on controls for large electric motors for over 20 years. But I got bored and wanted to work outside...
06-06-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,723
Posted By pmseattle

I am 56 and don't have a car. The public transit...

I am 56 and don't have a car. The public transit is pretty good in my city and I use it if the weather is too grim to bike. Also, we have Zipcar here and I am a member. Amtrak runs through here and I...
Forum: Foo
01-24-10, 10:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,630
Posted By pmseattle

The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyonyang, North Korea, wins...

The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyonyang, North Korea, wins my vote for the Ugliest Building In The Universe award. It's so ugly it has a weird kind of beauty, altogether a sinister look. The regime built the...
Forum: Foo
01-24-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,630
Posted By pmseattle

Old fire lookout on Three Fingers Mountain, north...

Old fire lookout on Three Fingers Mountain, north Cascades range.
11-09-09, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By pmseattle

I have been using SRAM chains for years, and this...

I have been using SRAM chains for years, and this did happen to me, fortunately only one time. I was riding up a steep hill, clipped into my pedals when the chain suddenly came apart. The bike...
10-09-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By pmseattle

You may also have a problem with ground clearance...

You may also have a problem with ground clearance and pedal strikes while cornering.
Forum: Foo
10-07-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 73,287
Posted By pmseattle

The silver pig.

The silver pig.
10-03-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By pmseattle

The fork mounts sound about right, but the holes...

The fork mounts sound about right, but the holes on the rear dropout don't appear to be disc brake mounts.
09-10-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,564
Posted By pmseattle

Part of my job is maintaining a large network of...

Part of my job is maintaining a large network of security cameras. For those of you who think the government is using these to constantly monitor and record your movements, put your minds at rest....
Forum: Commuting
09-10-09, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,442
Posted By pmseattle

I've use proofride, snoseal, neetsfoot, and...

I've use proofride, snoseal, neetsfoot, and redwing boot waterproofing wax on my Brooks saddles. Pretty much I've used whatever happens to be in my cupboard. I know that Brooks purists will be...
08-20-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,050
Posted By pmseattle

This will not replace a family automobile. It...

This will not replace a family automobile. It will not be capable of going up any but the slightest grade, it will travel at near walking speed on flat terrain, it will have a range of only a few...
Forum: Touring
07-12-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,811
Posted By pmseattle

The wheels are not suitable for loaded touring....

The wheels are not suitable for loaded touring. Also, the fork should have had an extra set of eyelets on the dropouts for mounting a front rack. And the cassette should be 11-34 or 12-34, which is...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,659
Posted By pmseattle

Seattle is fairly bike friendly. The cost of...

Seattle is fairly bike friendly. The cost of living, especially housing, is extremely high. Unemployment is a serious problem. The climate is dreary but not harsh.
06-10-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,839
Posted By pmseattle

I have not been a car owner since five years ago....

I have not been a car owner since five years ago. I am a Zipcar member and I use them about once every two months or so. I am in Seattle, Washington. The bus transit system here is reasonably cheap...
Forum: Foo
02-09-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,827
Posted By pmseattle

Henry Purcell .

Henry Purcell .
Forum: Foo
01-24-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By pmseattle

I think I have read all of them.

I think I have read all of them.
01-19-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By pmseattle

I've been living in Seattle ( and bicycling )...

I've been living in Seattle ( and bicycling ) since the early 1970s and have never had problems with motorists. On very rare occasions someone may shout something from a passing car, but I don't...
01-11-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,242
Posted By pmseattle

There is still a bike shop on Pine St. at 11th...

There is still a bike shop on Pine St. at 11th Ave., just across from the reservoir. It's been there for many years.

As for Gregg's, I've been going there for decades and never had a problem. I...
12-29-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By pmseattle

Others seem to have had issues with the megaexo: ...

Others seem to have had issues with the megaexo:

http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/drivetrain/bottom-brackets/fsa/PRD_335456_2479crx.aspx
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By pmseattle

Check out Jeff Kruys' journal at Crazy Guy On a...

Check out Jeff Kruys' journal at Crazy Guy On a Bike. His trip is pretty much identical to what you're planning. He just made it to Ushuaia last week after a trip of about two and a half years...
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By pmseattle

I have followed his trip from the first and will...

I have followed his trip from the first and will miss his writings. But don't overlook Jeff Kruys "A few years in North, Central, and South America".
Forum: Touring
11-21-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By pmseattle

Years ago Town and Countrys were manufactured in...

Years ago Town and Countrys were manufactured in Germany and sold under the name of Continental Grand Canyons. They were one of the best 26" commuting tires. Then Continental offshored the...
08-28-08, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By pmseattle

Your Univega has mounting tabs for disc brakes in...

Your Univega has mounting tabs for disc brakes in the back ?
06-27-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By pmseattle

One of the best rides in the PNW. Riding back...

One of the best rides in the PNW. Riding back from Barlow Pass to Verlot in the early afternoon on a sunny day is an ethereal experience.
Forum: Foo
06-20-08, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By pmseattle

The ski resorts near Santiago are as nice as in...

The ski resorts near Santiago are as nice as in the U.S. and Europe, and usually the skiing is excellent. The road from Santiago to Farallones ( the closest ski area ) is kind of exciting....
Forum: Foo
06-04-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 985
Posted By pmseattle

For it to work, the First Law of Thermodynamics...

For it to work, the First Law of Thermodynamics and the Law of Conservation of Energy will both have to be incorrect.
05-18-08, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By pmseattle

http://store.interlocracing.com/stbldicyfo.html

http://store.interlocracing.com/stbldicyfo.html
05-15-08, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By pmseattle

With the valve extender on, the valve does not...

With the valve extender on, the valve does not open until you start pumping since the inside of the pump head is not making contact with the valve stem and pushing it open. As you pump, the pressure...
05-06-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,195
Posted By pmseattle

I am seeing many more people in the last five...

I am seeing many more people in the last five years. The commuting population here has been increasing steadily and rapidly. I would estimate that the numbers are now up in the thousands going into...
05-05-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By pmseattle

I was about 150' - 200' away when the guy went...

I was about 150' - 200' away when the guy went down so I didn't see the event too clearly. The first people who stopped to help were some roadies who were just passing him headed in the opposite...
05-04-08, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By pmseattle

Failure of carbon steerer with very heavy rider

Today I was riding along the very busy Burke Gilman trail in north Seattle and at one point witnessed a crash several hundred feet ahead of me. When I reached the crash, there was a broken bicycle by...
04-23-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,669
Posted By pmseattle

Now the spin is that everyone who went in over...

Now the spin is that everyone who went in over his head in debt is simply a helpless victim. Both political parties are tripping over each other in the rush to bail out mortgagees ( they can't really...
04-18-08, 08:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,669
Posted By pmseattle

A lot of the problems other people are having now...

A lot of the problems other people are having now are not brought on by their own actions. Have you lived within your means, stayed out of debt, and saved ? You will still be damaged by the...
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