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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 323,476
Posted By Wake

331303 2013 Brommie M6R.

331303

2013 Brommie M6R.
06-29-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Wake

Not seeing is usually due to being out of the...

Not seeing is usually due to being out of the line of sight of motorists, i.e. gutter riding.
07-14-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Wake

Not necessarily. I've been riding since 1955 and...

Not necessarily. I've been riding since 1955 and have had a few pretty bad spills. Broke some ribs once and got hit by a car and broke my pelvis, but no broken collar-bone. The other injuries never...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By Wake

That's the rack I've got, too. After I got the...

That's the rack I've got, too. After I got the rack, I got a matching bag (http://sunlitecycling.com/product_detail.php?short_code=QRS+Shopping+Trunk+Bag&cl1=BAGS), and really like it. I can carry a...
07-06-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,294
Posted By Wake

Don't bother cleaning your chain

Here's a picture of the master link off my 1/8" chain after putting >5k miles on it. It was still in spec, but starting to make some crunchy noises, and I figured what the hey it's got FIVE THOUSAND...
06-30-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,920
Posted By Wake

I assume that's exactly what you would want....

I assume that's exactly what you would want. Unfortunately it's not easy to find, since the vehicle is frequently something quite volatile and suitable for huffing like acetone. I think you can find...
06-19-12, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Wake

Get an apartment near work, or ride the bus to...

Get an apartment near work, or ride the bus to work.
05-27-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By Wake

Horsey 100 Ride vs. Police-escorted motorcycle ride

Yesterday some friends and I and about 1600 others rode around the Georgetown KY area on narrow rural roads in horse-farm country for a few hours. Parts of the course[es] had cyclists going in both...
05-27-12, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By Wake

When the first Tea Party "freedom fighter" buys...

When the first Tea Party "freedom fighter" buys one of these cars, they will lobby to have it outlawed because they want to be able to speed and kill people freely without governmental intrusion.
04-30-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Wake

Well, they're all supported by advertisers...

Well, they're all supported by advertisers wanting to sell products, but I like these:

http://www.bicycletimesmag.com/
http://www.momentumplanet.com/
04-24-12, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Wake

Our public buses have a touch screen for driver...

Our public buses have a touch screen for driver communication. I don't see how that's different than a cell-phone in the distraction department.
04-24-12, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,104
Posted By Wake

I used to use a compression-fit frame pump for...

I used to use a compression-fit frame pump for threatening dogs. Worked pretty well. I used to carry a sawed-of sledge-hammer handle at work for the same reason. The little Lezyne pump I have now is...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,275
Posted By Wake

Turn it in, unless they specify "motorized...

Turn it in, unless they specify "motorized automobile".

A place I worked provided a parking allowance, but I always rode the bus. They found out, and told me they were going to cancel it. I asked...
04-17-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,419
Posted By Wake

Pretty easy to "key", too.

Pretty easy to "key", too.
04-17-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,970
Posted By Wake

Yes, you can, and several European countries do...

Yes, you can, and several European countries do just that. A car driver may be assumed responsible unless evidence is provided otherwise.

Let me pose an example: I am driving in your neighborhood...
04-14-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,780
Posted By Wake

Lezyne is what I have. Very high quality and easy...

Lezyne is what I have. Very high quality and easy to pump, but a little expensive. It replaced a Joe Blow like yours that I had the same problem with.
04-12-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By Wake

Great! Keep it up - it's a lifetime nice thing to...

Great! Keep it up - it's a lifetime nice thing to do. I'm 67 and still enjoy biking everywhere. It's keeping me healthy.
04-12-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,925
Posted By Wake

I rode to the hospital today to get a PSA test....

I rode to the hospital today to get a PSA test. The don't have any bike parking so I lock up to a handicapped-parking sign very convenient to the entrance. I smile to myself at the irony.

I rode...
04-12-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,323
Posted By Wake

I'm close (< 5 miles) from almost everything I...

I'm close (< 5 miles) from almost everything I really need. What bothers me is my friends who like to meet for a little walking exercise that's at a park 10mi from me, or when they want to do a 50mi...
04-12-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By Wake

I'm doing that ride. We might see each other...

I'm doing that ride. We might see each other "limping" in. :)
Forum: Commuting
04-01-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 105,374
Posted By Wake

Pretty bad today. 50's and some rain. This was my...

Pretty bad today. 50's and some rain. This was my first bike commute to an every-Sunday walk/coffee group at a park about 10 miles away. I left a little late waiting for the storm front to clear the...
03-24-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By Wake

Lucy Rose:...

Lucy Rose: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adBPg8Zdp2g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2S6VwfHwpI
Forum: Commuting
03-24-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,352
Posted By Wake

Blowing a light only works if you think you're...

Blowing a light only works if you think you're the ONLY cyclist at the intersection. If another is coming through the cross-street, who blows first? Or do you just close your eyes and hope for the...
03-15-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,625
Posted By Wake

They're a big supplier to shops. Chances are good...

They're a big supplier to shops. Chances are good that's what you'll get if you have a low-end wheel replaced.
03-15-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,818
Posted By Wake

Momentum magazine:...

Momentum magazine: http://www.momentumplanet.com/. Focused on commuting, style, etc., they eschew spandex.
Forum: Commuting
03-15-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By Wake

I have a set of Dry Ducks. They're really light,...

I have a set of Dry Ducks. They're really light, so easy to carry. I've only used the jacket so far, and it's good for cool weather up to 70 maybe, but if you're hustling you'll get sweaty. Nice big...
Forum: Southeast
03-15-12, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By Wake

You might contact the Bluegrass Cycling Club in...

You might contact the Bluegrass Cycling Club in Lexington http://www.bgcycling.org/
or the Louisville Bicycle Club http://www.louisvillebicycleclub.org/

I know parts of US60 are not too bad, and...
03-04-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,726
Posted By Wake

I'm a little north of the boomer generation. When...

I'm a little north of the boomer generation. When we went to school we were scored on spelling and grammar. If I have to guess a person's intent it guarantees an occasional misunderstanding. I still...
03-01-12, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,726
Posted By Wake

Another smart remark: Work on your grammar and...

Another smart remark: Work on your grammar and spelling. It will help you look more professional. These should be "Ideas", "Well", and "ministries". I think you partake OF, not IN, and it's...
03-01-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,049
Posted By Wake

Hit & run from behind while I was taking the lane...

Hit & run from behind while I was taking the lane of a 4-lane 35mph road, rear light blinking. Cager-attacker was a lawyer with bad eysight and a suspended license. He ran, but was chased down by a...
02-15-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By Wake

Riding shorts with a "chamois" pad. These prevent...

Riding shorts with a "chamois" pad. These prevent your undies from getting sweaty and bunching up, which WILL happen even in cold weather, and cause serious chafing problems.

Almost everything...
02-15-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By Wake

My favorite scenes are where he throws a ladder...

My favorite scenes are where he throws a ladder over his shoulder, picks up his sign materials, jumps on the bike, and rides off to put up another poster.
02-12-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By Wake

I tend to think that more butts on bikes forces...

I tend to think that more butts on bikes forces cagers to pay more attention which leads to safer conditions for bikers. Power is in numbers.
02-09-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By Wake

This is the second season for my MN250. I usually...

This is the second season for my MN250. I usually run it at medium and it lights up a nice patch, enough to keep a 20mph pace. The 300 would be even better. More than that seems like too much $$$ to...
02-05-12, 11:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,708
Posted By Wake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzQoUy3wHd0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzQoUy3wHd0
02-05-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,741
Posted By Wake

I doubt the alloy used in cx22's would deform...

I doubt the alloy used in cx22's would deform without cracks showing externally. I replaced some Alex rims with CX22's (no eyelets) on my SS sputnik with high-flange hubs 3-cross. I tensioned them...
02-05-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By Wake

I frequently dig out little pieces of glass from...

I frequently dig out little pieces of glass from the tread that would have gone right through to the tube if the tread was thinner. You're raising your risk of getting a flat.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-12, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By Wake

I like Pearl Izumi "bootie" covers.

I like Pearl Izumi "bootie" covers.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,377
Posted By Wake

My medical expenses were a little over $10k....

My medical expenses were a little over $10k. After the cager plead guilty to hit/run I had no problem getting his insurance to pay all the bills including bike (got $1k, repaired it for $350), and...
01-14-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By Wake

I think so:...

I think so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBHScucWebs
01-14-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By Wake

I see part of the "etc" was a head & tail-light....

I see part of the "etc" was a head & tail-light. Good choice! Use them day and night. You can get rechargeable batteries that will save you money.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By Wake

+1

+1
01-14-12, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By Wake

I'll bet it will be just like a Prius. People...

I'll bet it will be just like a Prius. People will buy it for the status, but people don't drive economically with Priuses, and they won't turn on the "auto" feature in self-drivers because they...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By Wake

Just signed up :thumb:

Just signed up :thumb:
01-04-12, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,673
Posted By Wake

I've always used auto wheel bearing grease on...

I've always used auto wheel bearing grease on coaster brakes, but I don't think that's critical unless the 30wt drips off.

If the grooves in the shoe are worn flat it could be the problem. You...
01-02-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7,691
Views: 2,529,444
Posted By Wake

I finally got my 2012 Jamis Coda Eclipse last...

I finally got my 2012 Jamis Coda Eclipse last week. I'm liking it pretty well - good solid bike and it rides comfortably.

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12-22-11, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,935
Posted By Wake

I rode the bus to the shop... 232276 and...

I rode the bus to the shop...
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and commenced the unboxing and assembly.
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Ready to ride home. It was 4:30 and I had a 8.5 mile ride home against the wind and...
12-22-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,977
Posted By Wake

Once, a long time ago, cops walked a beat. I...

Once, a long time ago, cops walked a beat. I seriously doubt comments like that would have come from walking cops.
12-21-11, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By Wake

I recently wrapped up compensation for a rear-end...

I recently wrapped up compensation for a rear-end hit & run in July. Luckily somebody got the guy's info and he plead guilty. His insurance paid all my medical bills (~$9k). I got the bike shop to...
12-21-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,935
Posted By Wake

The Coda Elite I ordered came in this week....

The Coda Elite I ordered came in this week. :thumb: I'm going to put it together myself next week (I'm picky, and work at the shop in the summer). I'll be loading it up with some goodies, putting a...
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