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10-11-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By rachel120

I thought about getting another rear wheel. And...

I thought about getting another rear wheel. And then I thought about how easily I could have donated this bike with the problem axle and lied to say it was fine. I wasn't sure if I could actually...
10-10-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By rachel120

When I looked it up on YouTube, it said that a...

When I looked it up on YouTube, it said that a specialty tool was needed. So cost of tool plus cost of whatever inside needs replacing. Plus that 15 minutes doesn't include figuring out exactly...
10-10-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By rachel120

Hopefully they will both be available next...

Hopefully they will both be available next payday.


I'm trying to find one that wasn't taken at work. All my insurance photos are at work and it's easy to see what business I work for.
10-09-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,942
Posted By rachel120

Do you also refrain from listening to your car...

Do you also refrain from listening to your car radio? Or is a car radio fine but a bike ride should be silence?

And what honestly sounds better, wind roaring in your ears and loud mufflers and...
10-07-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By rachel120

Yeah I'm short, and I'm tired of getting my foot...

Yeah I'm short, and I'm tired of getting my foot all tangled with the frame and sometimes falling when I got off my bike. While it felt good when I was on it, getting off the thing was very hard. I...
10-07-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By rachel120

Ooooo....the bike I liked has dropped in price a...

Ooooo....the bike I liked has dropped in price a lot, I guess there were no takers. And I saw a second one. If y'all don't mind me asking, what do you think?

Gary Fisher Precal 24 Mountain Bike...
10-07-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By rachel120

Something I did like has already shown up. But...

Something I did like has already shown up. But our family has also had a lot of medical expenses lately and I just don't have $250-500 that hasn't been claimed by a bill. But I will. If I'm...
10-05-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By rachel120

It'll be a bit, maybe for Christmas. I'm still...

It'll be a bit, maybe for Christmas. I'm still sugary sweet and we're starting to get into rain and eventually snow season. But there will be something in the next few months. I am thinking...
10-05-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By rachel120

The frame was straight, but the frame had also...

The frame was straight, but the frame had also started rusting. From what I've read on here, rust on a frame is usually a sign that it's time to replace the bike.
10-05-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,942
Posted By rachel120

A lot of places have a law saying that both ears...

A lot of places have a law saying that both ears cannot be covered, and the same law is in effect for cars. Using only one earbud is fine. Probably from when the laws were changed to allow the hands...
10-05-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By rachel120

We cross posted. Had the bike been in excellent...

We cross posted. Had the bike been in excellent condition otherwise I'd have just either get the special tool or buy a new wheel. But it had all that other stuff going on, so the cost wasn't...
10-05-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By rachel120

Darn, didn't think of that. Guess I'll have to...

Darn, didn't think of that. Guess I'll have to go buy beer today and order pizza and throw a party.


Yep. Including sales tax I paid $90.



That my deductible is $500. The replacement...
10-05-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By rachel120

Jim from Boston Oh wow. I hope you are okay.

Jim from Boston Oh wow. I hope you are okay.
10-04-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By rachel120

Day of mourning

Rest in peace my bike.

We were a perfect match, you and I. Slow, overweight, and neither of us quite worked right. We braved the heat, we braved the cars, we braved the rain, and we braved the...
08-27-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By rachel120

Because there wouldn't have been a baby in a...

Because there wouldn't have been a baby in a stroller on that road. Therefore the cyclist would be acting as part of high speed traffic, not as part of a trail where there are pedestrians. The...
08-17-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By rachel120

Could you elaborate on your comment? I don't...

Could you elaborate on your comment? I don't understand what a stroller has to do with the topic.
08-09-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

wphamilton I need lights. I usually get off work...

wphamilton I need lights. I usually get off work close to midnight. Fortunately the really cool flashlight was too long to fit in my toolbag so I still have that and don't have to replace it.
...
08-08-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

Okay, quick test ride done. That little...

Okay, quick test ride done.

That little wobble in the tire was already there, whenever I've changed a tube and spun the wheel after it did go a little back and forth, I just never tugged on it...
08-08-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

I did have it, I had pictures of the serial...

I did have it, I had pictures of the serial number and gave those to the cop. I've got the pictures on my computer and in cloud storage in case my hard drive bites it.
08-07-18, 10:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

Now that I'm home, I've looked at it a little...

Now that I'm home, I've looked at it a little more, waiting for daylight tomorrow for a thorough look.

It looks like all the pieces that hold the basket to the bike are there, just bent. Tomorrow...
08-07-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

The police found it! The officer said it was left...

The police found it! The officer said it was left a couple businesses over. I don't know if guesswork or there was video but he said it seemed the guy didn't know how to ride a bike, tried and fell a...
08-04-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By rachel120

Thank you all for all your tips. :)

Thank you all for all your tips. :)
08-02-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By rachel120

Buying a used bike

I need a new-to-me bike fairly quickly, not a "I need tomorrow", but I also don't want to wait more than a month. So a used bike is more than likely in my future.

Before finalizing any deal, I...
08-01-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

Probably a payday or two for a cheap new-to-me...

Probably a payday or two for a cheap new-to-me bike. I can wait longer for a nicer bike, which I really don't want to do. Besides Maelochs is right, I should be commuting on an easy-to-replace...
08-01-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

That poor lock probably felt abandoned, left all...

That poor lock probably felt abandoned, left all alone on the tree.
08-01-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

Thanks. You're right, I'm still angry but I...

Thanks. You're right, I'm still angry but I don't feel sick like I did.

I'm already looking on Craigslist, it seems that no one is selling mountain bikes. Maybe I'll have to consider a hybrid. ...
08-01-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

Before going with loss prevention to look at the...

Before going with loss prevention to look at the tapes the cop did say that he was going to see if he could identify who did it. I don't know if he did recognize him or not though.
08-01-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

The police officer did make a report, I have the...

The police officer did make a report, I have the report number, and did take down the serial number. I sent pictures of the bike and pictures of the serial number to him.

I'm now thinking of all...
08-01-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

I don't think a picture of me exists, but I do...

I don't think a picture of me exists, but I do have pictures of it in my dining room and pictures of my decorated backpack next to it, along with pictures of the serial number.
08-01-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

I called the agent listed on my paperwork. My...

I called the agent listed on my paperwork. My renters insurance would cover the bicycle, though the "technically no crime" was not brought up; however my deductible is too high which is why I didn't...
08-01-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

Thanks for the research. I guess it comes down...

Thanks for the research. I guess it comes down to if they can prove his intent, if he genuinely thought it abandoned vs knowingly stealing it. The cop did say something about that.
08-01-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

I'm in Maryland.

I'm in Maryland.
07-31-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

I knocked on loss prevention's door the moment I...

I knocked on loss prevention's door the moment I saw it was gone. They have it on camera, the police have already viewed it too. It confirms that nothing was actually holding the bike to the tree,...
07-31-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

There is a police report, and the officer said...

There is a police report, and the officer said they would look for the bike. Since I left it overnight and it wasn't locked properly it is legally considered abandoned and can be taken. My lock coils...
07-31-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

The grin is so very appropriate on this thread...

The grin is so very appropriate on this thread right now. Thanks.....not.
07-31-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,234
Posted By rachel120

My bike was stolen

:cry:

I had left it a couple of days at work, the rain has been coming down a lot. Instead of the usual space I had parked it in a flower bed under a tree near other employees' bikes.

I...
07-27-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By rachel120

Falling 10 feet at 17 mph is a lot different than...

Falling 10 feet at 17 mph is a lot different than running into an object, even if the speed is the same.



-mr. bill[/QUOTE]



Unconscious and two surgeries does not fit that graph at all. ...
07-26-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,317
Posted By rachel120

My first week on a bike I dug out the will I had...

My first week on a bike I dug out the will I had prepared but never got around to signing and took it to work so I could get the legal witnesses. Then I took it home in a Ziploc bag so that if a car...
07-24-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By rachel120

Thanks for digging that up. :)

Thanks for digging that up. :)
07-24-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By rachel120

7pm at this time of year, sun would be very, very...

7pm at this time of year, sun would be very, very low on the horizon. And roads have a nasty tendency to have an official direction that doesn't match reality, so northbound lane could be anything...
07-23-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By rachel120

Bike vs. stationary object

Question for those people who know more about bike accidents. How fast does one have to be going to hurt yourself badly enough to be airlifted to a trauma unit when hitting a stationary object?
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07-21-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,066
Posted By rachel120

Doesn't it all go together? The reason the file...

Doesn't it all go together? The reason the file sizes are so huge is because the dimensions of the pictures as taken by a phone are 3.5 feet by 6 feet.
07-19-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By rachel120

First you have to sedate it by supplying alcohol...

First you have to sedate it by supplying alcohol made from bananas. Then you can tape it.
07-19-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,018
Posted By rachel120

I did wonder if those were steel or aluminum...

I did wonder if those were steel or aluminum frames. But none of the contestants seemed the slightest bit interested in them so no way for viewers to know.
07-18-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,018
Posted By rachel120

bnewberry So when are we going to see you in an...

bnewberry So when are we going to see you in an episode? ;)
07-18-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,018
Posted By rachel120

Not this show. First couple of seasons they'd...

Not this show. First couple of seasons they'd give a lump of some standard knife making steel. The last couple of seasons, more often than not they just present a multitude of themed items with...
07-18-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,018
Posted By rachel120

The bike rack was to give them a canister since...

The bike rack was to give them a canister since they had to use itty bitty pieces of steel rather than big ones.
07-18-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,018
Posted By rachel120

They did use guns one time, I think it was black...

They did use guns one time, I think it was black powder rifles.
07-18-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,018
Posted By rachel120

I think everyone went after the bike chain. They...

I think everyone went after the bike chain. They had to use two pieces though, someone did use the bearings, someone else went after the gears.
07-18-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,018
Posted By rachel120

Forged in Fire episode last night

Did anyone watch the Forged in Fire episode "Wind and Fire Wheels" last night? If so, did it make you cringe. :bike2: (For me, it was when they were beating the knives against the bike frames.) And...
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