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Forum: Commuting
01-02-06, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,534
Posted By GrodyGeek

Yeah, I had been in front of a fellow more than...

Yeah, I had been in front of a fellow more than once at a four lane streetlight maybe 100 yards from the left turn into work. I take the left lane behind other cars since I pull into the turning lane...
Forum: Touring
01-01-06, 02:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,934
Posted By GrodyGeek

I am not an expert on this subject, but I have...

I am not an expert on this subject, but I have co-worker that is more so. He is a Duluth (the city in MN) native. He is aware of some of the changes. It was my understanding that Duluth Tent was the...
Forum: Touring
01-01-06, 02:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,934
Posted By GrodyGeek

Jesus are you the second coming of Jobst Brandt...

Jesus are you the second coming of Jobst Brandt or are you just a legend in your own mind for no good reason? You can type all you want about being a god among men and it don't mean anything except...
12-19-05, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,604
Posted By GrodyGeek

Plastic sheets are a good idea. Also a Fleet Farm...

Plastic sheets are a good idea. Also a Fleet Farm or other farm, feed, seed, implement, or hardware store might have these black tough bins I use. They are about 3 feet by 2 feet and about 8 inch...
12-19-05, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,640
Posted By GrodyGeek

I've been using Rivendell thin woolie shirts and...

I've been using Rivendell thin woolie shirts and other stuff for a few years. I've just used the gentle cycle and I like to use Dreft or generic Target baby laundry soap. I also don't put a lot of...
12-17-05, 02:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,280
Posted By GrodyGeek

Question that isn't being asked. Has anyone...

Question that isn't being asked.

Has anyone really had trouble stopping with boring old (cheap) cantilevers? I mean, I've used cruddy old Shimano pads and had no trouble. I use cantis with drop...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-05, 06:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By GrodyGeek

I beleive the actually location is Albonia. Word...

I beleive the actually location is Albonia. Word has it that Dilbert has been ordered there to implement SAP to improve and LEAN their shipping process. Apparently his boss has told the CEO that by...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-05, 12:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By GrodyGeek

Semi-related comments. gNashbar was purchased...

Semi-related comments.
gNashbar was purchased by illPerformance a few years ago. Switching from one to the other really doesn't change whom you're buying from.

I've bought from Harris, Peter Jon...
12-10-05, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By GrodyGeek

I understand the compelling need to conserve...

I understand the compelling need to conserve funds. Elsewhere on this list is an entry from a long term ice cyclist that only used what he called "disposible" bikes. Your ultegra kitted bike might be...
12-10-05, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By GrodyGeek

Thanks Gary. I saw their lights and they too look...

Thanks Gary. I saw their lights and they too look good. Someone else on this forum posted a link to a system that looked rather nice for about $100 US. It too looked good, but their replacement water...
12-10-05, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By GrodyGeek

Thanks Michael, but here in the US, I doubt that...

Thanks Michael, but here in the US, I doubt that you would have much success. We cyclist are a minority and I think most Radio Shack employees would great you with stunned surprise and be of little...
12-09-05, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By GrodyGeek

Replacing A Water Bottle Battery

Been a commuter for years and collected several lighting systems. They still all work, but I use one battery system and it has died. I think this is the third or forth I've worn out so it can't get...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-05, 08:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,050
Posted By GrodyGeek

Careful now. Asking her that can be perceived as...

Careful now. Asking her that can be perceived as a threat. I'd suggest it better to note her car model and license and watch when she has left and then leave.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-05, 04:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,506
Posted By GrodyGeek

Gee, I don't remember that one, and I don't think...

Gee, I don't remember that one, and I don't think I've blocked it out either. The one I remember is (and have an audio copy on my computer at home somewhere).

"Donuts, Is there anything they can't...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-05, 11:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,050
Posted By GrodyGeek

I agree with the person that suggested kind...

I agree with the person that suggested kind questions about 'why?'. I do think that you can diffuse hatred much better with kindness than by retaliation with more hate. Sometimes you do have to...
Forum: Touring
12-07-05, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By GrodyGeek

F-F-Farout! :D

F-F-Farout!

:D
Forum: Touring
12-07-05, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By GrodyGeek

Like velonomad, I've toured and commuted...

Like velonomad, I've toured and commuted exclusively with Brooks sprung saddles. I've used the B17 Champion Flyer as it is a single rail and I use a two bolt post to get the angle how I like it. I've...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-05, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,660
Posted By GrodyGeek

Let me ask the question in another fashion. ...

Let me ask the question in another fashion.

How many of us that regularily ride at night, have come closer to being hit, even though we were lit up with what we personally considered enough...
12-01-05, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,777
Posted By GrodyGeek

You can buy a decent steel frame and have some...

You can buy a decent steel frame and have some frame builder put in rear facing fork tips (not drop outs - see Sheldon). Cost? About $100 or less if you just rattle can spray paint it yourself. Just...
12-01-05, 03:57 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,234
Posted By GrodyGeek

Wait? Is that the equivalent of the best of...

Wait? Is that the equivalent of the best of Chevrolet? I mean they are worst of an at best lousy car company. So PBR is the Chevy Impala of beer? <Shudder> The Vantage Menthol of beer? The chunky...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-05, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,974
Posted By GrodyGeek

Yup. Several. On tandems, on a touring bike, and...

Yup. Several. On tandems, on a touring bike, and my icebike.

Love them. Work really well. Marvel of engineering. Makes repair of a flat in the rear tire easier because you can weight the front of...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-05, 10:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,336
Posted By GrodyGeek

In case you want to support your local bike shop,...

In case you want to support your local bike shop, they can order you several of the model of flaps from Quality (QBP). Sheldon has their catalog on available to search on his site and I found these:...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-05, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By GrodyGeek

Don't buy the hype. Although the web site says...

Don't buy the hype. Although the web site says "New", like Sheldon Brown (there - my attempt at credibility) these aren't new. I own one or two pair of CycleChaps made by Canari back in the 70s or...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-05, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By GrodyGeek

I believe it is $76 for rush hour bus use only...

I believe it is $76 for rush hour bus use only here in St. Paul/Minneapolis. I think it is $104 if you use bus and train. Both have a bicycle carrier in the front. Trouble is, it interferes with some...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-05, 11:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,283
Posted By GrodyGeek

Anthony First, sorry to hear of your...

Anthony

First, sorry to hear of your accident, regardless of whose fault it is.

Second, have you ever bought something at say a garage sale? You know, it says on the sticker, a price, say...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-05, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By GrodyGeek

Dude! For most of us it doesn't work this...

Dude!

For most of us it doesn't work this way after some point. There are a few individuals whose metabalizm doesn't slow as they age, but I no longer speak to them. :rolleyes:

Man, when I...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-05, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,957
Posted By GrodyGeek

I saw it at a Boy Scout Store. Its used to...

I saw it at a Boy Scout Store. Its used to lubricate the axles for those Pinewood Derby cars. You might also try arts and crafts stores which also have the Pinewood Derby car kits. They came out with...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-05, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,232
Posted By GrodyGeek

I clicked on this thinking it was either bird flu...

I clicked on this thinking it was either bird flu or German manufactured tire related.

Wrong on both accounts. Duh.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-05, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,957
Posted By GrodyGeek

I'm unclear on something. One of the ideas with a...

I'm unclear on something. One of the ideas with a wax coating for a lube is because its clean. I know you are adding the graphite for lubrication purposes, but why not something cleaner? I used to...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-05, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By GrodyGeek

Look at this site to see Brooks Saddles and...

Look at this site to see Brooks Saddles and Carradice Saddle bags. Note there is a type of Carradice bag that does not require saddle bag loops. The site also shows the Bagman rack which attaches to...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-05, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By GrodyGeek

I have used A basic big Jansport backpack -...

I have used

A basic big Jansport backpack - too friggen hot in the summer, easy to search

A gigantic messenger bag - Still hot, but great when I have a bunch of extra junk, things can get...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-05, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By GrodyGeek

Is it the bag you object to or the color? You can...

Is it the bag you object to or the color? You can change the color (on the website for a look see).

I'm a simple cyclist, and a back pack is a back pack and its no uglier than anything else when...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-05, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,502
Posted By GrodyGeek

Merton The link you gave is not functional. I...

Merton
The link you gave is not functional. I tried searching the Harris site for it and it apparently is no longer carried by them.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By GrodyGeek

Hmm. Could you use a cable lock and Cobbworks...

Hmm. Could you use a cable lock and Cobbworks Oyster bucket panniers? For all I know they are bigger then your toolbox get-up. Yeah, I'm sure someone could cut into them as well, but its the only...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-05, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By GrodyGeek

Are you telling us you're a nice weather commuter...

Are you telling us you're a nice weather commuter only?

A wussy?

What?

You'd rather it was, say, SNOW? Or 36 degrees F and rain?

Yeah, it could always be better, but it could also always...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-05, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By GrodyGeek

Welcome Dude, er Cat And what's with the...

Welcome Dude, er Cat

And what's with the Santa elve's hat? Former employee badge photo? Has anyone told you that you look like that dude that found he couldn't grow hair when he ran the band...
10-05-05, 11:29 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 198,934
Posted By GrodyGeek

[QUOTE=slvoid][Moderator Note: Since lights are...

[QUOTE=slvoid][Moderator Note: Since lights are so important in the winter, I'm making this a temporary sticky. Please post your bicycle light comments, suggestions, and questions here. For Home-made...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-05, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By GrodyGeek

I'm not sure why you think shellac is time...

I'm not sure why you think shellac is time consuming. Yes, you need to put on a few coats. You can ride the bike while you do this. If you commute on it, but a coat on when you get home. By morning...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-05, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By GrodyGeek

I've done several sets of bars with cloth and...

I've done several sets of bars with cloth and shellac. I'm not sure of your first question. Does it absorb, what?

Cloth tape absorbs a couple of coats of the shellac before it beguns to build up....
09-06-05, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By GrodyGeek

I agree with the basic premise of the comment...

I agree with the basic premise of the comment above, but take a different approach. Cycling is an athletic effort which requires regular activity to maintain fitness. By that I mean although you get...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-05, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,204
Posted By GrodyGeek

Indeed, I meant it to be. I use them on a townie...

Indeed, I meant it to be. I use them on a townie or around town bike.

These are also nice, although I don't own any, yet.
http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/webalog/pedals_clips_straps/14048.html
...
08-27-05, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By GrodyGeek

THe aluminum versus steel versus tintanium versus...

THe aluminum versus steel versus tintanium versus unobtainium is a debate that has been around for years.

And for the aspect of "harshness" I believe it to be baloney because the comparisons are...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-05, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,204
Posted By GrodyGeek

Did you notice the original poster asked for...

Did you notice the original poster asked for comments from actual users. Have you used them? I'll be not when you point him to something at Performance.

I've used them. They are an basic pedal and...
08-19-05, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,384
Posted By GrodyGeek

I have seen better bargains go by on ebay without...

I have seen better bargains go by on ebay without bids. By that I mean a decent bike with gears you could turn into a fixed or singlespeed by changing the wheel and removing the unneeded parts. I've...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-05, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By GrodyGeek

Sheesssh. Its supposed to be a hard won secret...

Sheesssh. Its supposed to be a hard won secret after decades of subscription to Buycycle magazine. After giving your hard earned dollars for a long time, plus investment in bikes made of unobtainium...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-05, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By GrodyGeek

Dude As a man of science I feel uniquely...

Dude
As a man of science I feel uniquely qualified to answer.

Your brakes should never feel tense while riding. They should be calm and have a demenor that suggests a quiet yet stable rediness to...
08-15-05, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By GrodyGeek

Dude, Have you been to any one of many IceBike...

Dude,
Have you been to any one of many IceBike or Icycycling pages? How about places that discuss the Idiasport? There are many folks that have come up with Alt-bikes for wintertime fun. It starts...
07-26-05, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,744
Posted By GrodyGeek

Check out my tour journal posted here, try...

Check out my tour journal posted here, try searching for "superior".

The area is pretty flat from my memory. Depending upon the day of the week you ride it can be very heavy trafffic. Route 2 is...
Forum: Touring
07-22-05, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By GrodyGeek

I have done big group tours, small group tours,...

I have done big group tours, small group tours, with a single partner and alone. I like a single partner best. You can bounce things ideas off and talk to someone anytime or not. If you take the time...
07-16-05, 09:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,321
Posted By GrodyGeek

Ever talked to Crystal at...

Ever talked to Crystal at http://www.girlbike.com/ ?

Her site is down momentarily, but you can talk to her direct at crystal@girlbike.com.

It is a site with more than one woman contributing. I...
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