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07-20-02, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By Generic Rider

Yes, Raymond, I'm a little slow responding! The...

Yes, Raymond, I'm a little slow responding! The waitress at the coffee shop did a good job making me look decent. For the rest of you, I'm Ken in the yellow shirt. I have to return the compliment...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-02, 09:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,639
Posted By Generic Rider

Well, don't have much to report. Saturday, wife...

Well, don't have much to report. Saturday, wife and I were riding the railtrail in Ohiopyle, Pa and saw a some animal climbing a tree. It looked like an extremely fat squirl, with a short tail. It...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-02, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Generic Rider

I think that's an excellent idea about riding a...

I think that's an excellent idea about riding a dumpy looking bike and 'dressing down'. I would check out the neighborhood well, maybe some streets are wider and less trafficed and therefore you can...
04-22-02, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,346
Posted By Generic Rider

We rode the Lachine trail on both of our visits...

We rode the Lachine trail on both of our visits to Montrial. We enjoyed the ride, but did not see any scooter cops. We did see a lot of signs for no riding abreast - I suspect they would write you...
04-17-02, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,112
Posted By Generic Rider

I like the idea of an intergrated...

I like the idea of an intergrated electrical/computer system. I would like to have easy to reach head and tail light controls. And what about a brake light that can change to winkie mode at night...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-02, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By Generic Rider

Hey, Raymond. The subject of 'fixed' bikes came...

Hey, Raymond. The subject of 'fixed' bikes came up the other day. A buddy brought up something I hadn't thought about:

When you are pedeling at a good clip and come up on a tight...
04-13-02, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,162
Posted By Generic Rider

I find it difficult enough taking a squirt in...

I find it difficult enough taking a squirt in those tight riding shorts standing up (especially when sweaty).

One option I can see is if you pre-attach a flexable tube to your..., er, ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-02, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,243
Posted By Generic Rider

Just curious, what do you guys think about a...

Just curious, what do you guys think about a Reliegh Technium? I have a chance to pick one up cheap. It has an aluminum frame and is probably 5 to 10 years old. That's about all I know.

thanks...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-02, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,536
Posted By Generic Rider

I don't believe biking has to take more time then...

I don't believe biking has to take more time then running. I would think that if you crank hard for a half hour, it would burn as many calories as running a half hour, and maybe more. Sometimes when...
02-27-02, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Generic Rider

Anyone have a "Bikebrain" Palm computer?

I found this (www.bikebrain.com) on the web today. I don't have a Palm, but this my sway me to get one...

Main features over a standard bike computer (except the bigger characters, which I like):...
02-12-02, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Generic Rider

I wonder if a bicycle theft 'sting' operation...

I wonder if a bicycle theft 'sting' operation would be a deterrent to bike theft in a city. Seems with publicity, the word would get around that you could actually do time for stealing a bike and...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-02, 10:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,784
Posted By Generic Rider

My commute is only about 3.8 miles, but it does...

My commute is only about 3.8 miles, but it does have some small hills. I just couldn't see showering/changing for a 20-25 minute ride. It took me a while to get used to slowing down a little, but I...
Forum: Touring
02-10-02, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Generic Rider

My wife and I rode the Five Boro Ride in 2000. ...

My wife and I rode the Five Boro Ride in 2000. We had friends to stay with, so can't help you in that department. We went to the starting area and just sat there for about an hour. It just wasn't...
02-03-02, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Generic Rider

I would suggest that you check out the Bicycle...

I would suggest that you check out the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen, Ohio. They have many old and not so old bikes, and a lot of other related items. There are some pictures on their...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-02, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By Generic Rider

Very interesting, Raymond. I'm just thinking,...

Very interesting, Raymond. I'm just thinking, your feet must have really spinning fast when you went down that hill at 30+ mph!

Come to think of it, I don't remember any hills in the area, were...
02-02-02, 09:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,539
Posted By Generic Rider

If you like them or not, I think we can all agree...

If you like them or not, I think we can all agree that there will never be bike paths everywhere, a cyclist will always have to use streets, at least to get to and from a path, if nothing else.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-02, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By Generic Rider

When it's cold, I wear black ski pants over...

When it's cold, I wear black ski pants over whatever I'm wearing. They look pretty normal.
01-26-02, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Generic Rider

I'm interested in the 30 grer automatic. I went...

I'm interested in the 30 grer automatic. I went to the website, but can't read non-english. Can you give more info on that item?

Thanks - Ken
Forum: Commuting
01-26-02, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By Generic Rider

We are not only passionate because we like...

We are not only passionate because we like cycling, but because a mistake by a driver (or ourselves) can maim or kill us, but not likely the driver. We have to constantly be aware of them, but they...
01-11-02, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Generic Rider

What about a college age guy looking at his money...

What about a college age guy looking at his money situation, trying to scrape together some money to buy a used car. A friend had suggested a bike. The guy makes a list:

1 - get a bike for a few...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-02, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 851
Posted By Generic Rider

That was a good article, Raymon. I would think...

That was a good article, Raymon. I would think that may influence someone thinking about bike commuting. It really is a great climate for it. Since I started commuting this year here in Ohio, I've...
01-05-02, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Generic Rider

I like to shift for myself, too. But must admit,...

I like to shift for myself, too. But must admit, I sometimes forget to downshift and have an embarrassing (and sometimes scarey) moment getting up to speed. I would be interested in an autoshifter...
12-23-01, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By Generic Rider

Make a 1 inch 'rubber band' from a section of an...

Make a 1 inch 'rubber band' from a section of an old intertube. When you stop, pull it from the hand grip around the front brake hand lever. Just lean your bike on anything and it will just sit...
12-23-01, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Generic Rider

Exploring Bike Science website

I recently stumbled across (what I thought was) an interesting website. It looks like some kind of education site, with a fairly detailed section on bicycling. Some of you probably visited the site...
12-20-01, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By Generic Rider

Well said, Merriwether. I got interested when I...

Well said, Merriwether. I got interested when I read somewhere that 100,000 bikes are stolen in Stockholm every year! I imagine other big cities have similar numbers. That kind of makes me wonder if...
12-19-01, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,373
Posted By Generic Rider

Not sure what you mean by Laboratory goggles. ...

Not sure what you mean by Laboratory goggles. Where do you think I can buy them?

Thanks.

And thanks to everyone that responded to my original post. Appreciate your input.
12-19-01, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Generic Rider

I think it would be great to be able to come to a...

I think it would be great to be able to come to a complete stop an balance. Also, I think it could help with low speed handling problems. Maybe it could be used to keep a bike from "drifting" to...
12-08-01, 11:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By Generic Rider

Bike theft stats...

Maybe someone knows where I can find statistics on bike thefts. I'm not too interested in how many bikes are stolen, but these two questions:

1 - On bikes that are locked with the typical U-lock...
12-04-01, 09:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,910
Posted By Generic Rider

This thing does sound like a technoligical...

This thing does sound like a technoligical marvel. But...

It's basically a fancy computer. Have you ever worked on any computer for any length of time without problems, glitches, etc? Seems to...
12-02-01, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,373
Posted By Generic Rider

Helmet "shield"

I'm new to this board, so pardon me if I'm bring up something that's already been discussed. This is my first winter to ride, and I'm thinking a shield that attaches to the helmet might be a good...
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