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12-22-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,462
Posted By RunningPirate

Not a shop but a mechanic. Tahn Rehmer (formerly...

Not a shop but a mechanic. Tahn Rehmer (formerly of willow glen bikes in San Jose, currently on hiatus from Silva Cycles in Campbell). Mans a genius. Always made it a point to bring him a 6 pack...
12-23-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,781
Posted By RunningPirate

There is a contingent of people where the...

There is a contingent of people where the difference between the two would make a difference. If you’re part of that contingent, go for the Ultegra; if not, the 105.
12-23-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By RunningPirate

Damn fine idea!

Damn fine idea!
12-19-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,002
Posted By RunningPirate

That’ll depend on the LBS. They may be able to...

That’ll depend on the LBS. They may be able to retap or they may need to braze in a new insert. The second option will definitely damage the paint.
12-19-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By RunningPirate

+1 for Silva. Tahn was the first person I thought...

+1 for Silva. Tahn was the first person I thought of when I read this.
12-18-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 70,201
Posted By RunningPirate

Can’t remember if I ever posted this here... ...

Can’t remember if I ever posted this here...
1989 Jamis Diablo
Rotating equipment and deraillers from my old Spec FSR
added a handful of braze ones for racks and fenders
powder coated...I wa Ted...
12-12-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,504
Posted By RunningPirate

I was experiencing hand numbness which was abated...

I was experiencing hand numbness which was abated by raising the handlebars.
12-06-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By RunningPirate

Heat gets me more. I run hot, so even if i set...

Heat gets me more. I run hot, so even if i set out in cold weather with a beanie, I take it off in 5 mins or so. That said, lower temp on a bike would be 45įF (I can go into the 30ís if im...
11-30-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,627
Posted By RunningPirate

Just built one up a couple of years ago. 1989...

Just built one up a couple of years ago. 1989 Jamis Diablo ...
11-19-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,138
Posted By RunningPirate

Folks can be jerks. I was riding in coyote park...

Folks can be jerks. I was riding in coyote park and someone going the other way honked and yelled because I was not on the path. I let him know he was #1
08-13-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 60,953
Posted By RunningPirate

That can happen, yes, and itís frustrating. Good...

That can happen, yes, and itís frustrating. Good on you for working with her while maintaining focus on your goals.
08-12-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 60,953
Posted By RunningPirate

Hey Jym- Admittedly, I haven’t read all of...

Hey Jym-

Admittedly, I haven’t read all of the posts, but on the first post you mentioned a lack of faith and support from family members. Have they changed their mind yet? Coz you’ve come quite...
Forum: Introductions
07-02-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By RunningPirate

Greetings from the peninsula! About 10 years ago...

Greetings from the peninsula! About 10 years ago I revived an old touring bike (Dawes Galaxy) bought a new bike (Raleigh Record Ace) and shortly realized I like older bikes and don’t need things like...
03-26-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,161
Posted By RunningPirate

Greetings from the peninsula! I see these at...

Greetings from the peninsula! I see these at Caltrain Stations over here. So folks can just dump them wherever?
03-25-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,745
Posted By RunningPirate

Do you find that you donít get harassed much with...

Do you find that you donít get harassed much with that hatchet showing?
03-25-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,745
Posted By RunningPirate

Yep..my old commuter was a rigid MTB with...

Yep..my old commuter was a rigid MTB with Michelin city tires on it. The new adventure bike has a fast knobby (Kendra K-Rad) that gets used for commuting...
03-25-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,403
Posted By RunningPirate

Guilty. When I built up my Dawes Galaxy and had...

Guilty. When I built up my Dawes Galaxy and had it painted metallic green with a honey Brooks saddle...of when I bought my white pearl Record Ace...or the old Jamis Diablo I resurrected with a...
12-27-16, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By RunningPirate

Santa [ahem] gave my girlfriends daughter one of...

Santa [ahem] gave my girlfriends daughter one of these for Xmas..
https://www.rei.com/media/product/851116

She hasn't gotten off of her training wheels, yet, but the hope is that this will entice...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15,578
Views: 11,934,024
Posted By RunningPirate

Yep...the mechanic completely stripped the frame...

Yep...the mechanic completely stripped the frame and sent it out, then reassembled it upon return. I'll try to post some better pics later on...
12-26-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,105
Posted By RunningPirate

Good man. The issue is not so much falling down...

Good man. The issue is not so much falling down (I mean, really: Latkes? No mortal can be expected to turn those down) but rather getting back on the plan is what matters. Keep on keeping on......
12-26-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,673
Posted By RunningPirate

I think it's down to what works for the...

I think it's down to what works for the individual. I like to have something before, as for me, it gives me energy; if I don't, I get light headed and swimmy somewhere mid-workout. I'd say...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-16, 12:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,351
Posted By RunningPirate

I run the front and rear on flash...

I run the front and rear on flash...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-16, 12:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,594
Posted By RunningPirate

Oooohhh! Fancy! We have something similar...

Oooohhh! Fancy!

We have something similar on a smaller scale for our campus bikes...though we have to pump our own air :( The bike wash station and the vending machine is a nice touch.

For...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-16, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15,578
Views: 11,934,024
Posted By RunningPirate

Just got this out of the shop last week. The...

Just got this out of the shop last week. The frame is 1989 Jamis Diablo that I had powder coated. The rotating equipment are components that I stripped off of my old FSR (I never rode it, and when...
Forum: Foo
12-08-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 124,887
Posted By RunningPirate

I have a pet Giraffe named "Mildew."

I have a pet Giraffe named "Mildew."
12-05-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24,578
Views: 2,378,906
Posted By RunningPirate

Dunno how to tell you this, but he's probably...

Dunno how to tell you this, but he's probably going to turn out like me... :D
12-03-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By RunningPirate

Outside of the rules (which, in this case, isn't...

Outside of the rules (which, in this case, isn't unreasonable) there is a guy that's a little badge heavy. Once, at the Mt View station, there was a guy that was riding up to a middle car (the front...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,249
Posted By RunningPirate

Belmont, CA to Sunnyvale, CA Route: 11 Mile...

Belmont, CA to Sunnyvale, CA
Route: 11 Mile ride am, 5 Mile ride pm

Road conditions / surfaces: 15 minutes on CalTrain, then ~60 on streets ranging from neighborhoods to secondary thoroughfares. ...
12-03-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24,578
Views: 2,378,906
Posted By RunningPirate

Dad had a train set. For reasons of Okie...

Dad had a train set. For reasons of Okie engineering, he had two power packs wired together, which left him with a spare power cord - about four feet in length - that terminated in bare wires. One...
Forum: Jokes & Humor
12-02-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,507
Posted By RunningPirate

You'd fetch a pretty penny on eBay, what's your...

You'd fetch a pretty penny on eBay, what's your name?
12-01-16, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24,578
Views: 2,378,906
Posted By RunningPirate

I have 74.5 on my commuter...it's fine once I...

I have 74.5 on my commuter...it's fine once I start rolling (I'm 255#) but damn those stoplights suck... can't fathom what 82 would be like...
12-01-16, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24,578
Views: 2,378,906
Posted By RunningPirate

Used to work at a place where one of the (OK,...

Used to work at a place where one of the (OK, many) of the project managers was incompetent. Contractors had a "George" surcharge for all of his projects...
12-01-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24,578
Views: 2,378,906
Posted By RunningPirate

That's the hard/ugly side! Any reason you...

That's the hard/ugly side! Any reason you didn't go from Ohlone? (Other than you didn't want to, which is a perfectly acceptable reason)
11-30-16, 10:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,105
Posted By RunningPirate

Sorry about the accident. As for the...

Sorry about the accident. As for the binging...it happens. They gray squishy thing between out ears often has some faulty software that makes us do illogical things (like binge when we're angry,...
Forum: Foo
11-28-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By RunningPirate

What's in your wallet?

What's in your wallet?
Forum: Commuting
11-26-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By RunningPirate

And ther air speed velocity...

And ther air speed velocity...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,308
Posted By RunningPirate

Yeah..Santa always takes a dump in my stocking...

Yeah..Santa always takes a dump in my stocking...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-16, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,308
Posted By RunningPirate

Thermos thing that fits in a bottle cage, so I ca...

Thermos thing that fits in a bottle cage, so I ca have coffee on commutes/tea on nighttime rides
New h bars for the Bob Jackson...maybe mustache?
Also, Santa already dropped my í89 Jamis Diablo off...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,411
Posted By RunningPirate

+1 for the Contour. I have it on the left side...

+1 for the Contour. I have it on the left side of the helmet. Not fool proof, it's true, but I figure it might be of assistance if something unfortunate happens.
02-28-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 778,026
Posted By RunningPirate

well...its practical...

well...its practical...
02-22-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By RunningPirate

04jan16 - 224.5 11jan16 - 223.5 19jan16 -...

04jan16 - 224.5
11jan16 - 223.5
19jan16 - 224.0
25jan15 - 222.5
01feb16 - 223.0
09feb16 - 226.0
15feb16 - 220.0
22feb16 - 216.0

yowza! Methinks that's in part due to the 21 mi tied I did...
02-21-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By RunningPirate

2016 Clydesdale/Athena Biggest Loser Thread - Week 8

Hi Folks!

You all know the drill. The entries are worth points and the points don't matter! (extra points if you know what TV show that's from, and no fair Googling)
02-21-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By RunningPirate

That's the bugger with losing weight; once you...

That's the bugger with losing weight; once you get lighter, it becomes harder to burn calories. But 3 lbs/week is still rock star status, AFAIC!
02-16-16, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By RunningPirate

Yeah, I've done that...just keep at it!

Yeah, I've done that...just keep at it!
02-15-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By RunningPirate

04jan16 - 224.5 11jan16 - 223.5 19jan16 -...

04jan16 - 224.5
11jan16 - 223.5
19jan16 - 224.0
25jan15 - 222.5
01feb16 - 223.0
09feb16 - 226.0
15feb16 - 220.0

Ill take it.
02-14-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By RunningPirate

2016 Clydesdale/Athena Biggest Loser Thread - Week 7

Hi Folks!

Happy Valentines Day! How'd we do with the candy? I was good until a few minutes ago when I killed a bar of Trapper Joe's Simply Lite 50% Cocoa Low Carb Dark Chocolate. Only 4g carbs...
02-09-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By RunningPirate

Slow and steady. Remember, as a culture, we want...

Slow and steady. Remember, as a culture, we want to lose 20 lbs by next week. Losing 50 lbs in a year just isn't...sexy! So just keep on keeping on... You'll get there...
02-09-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By RunningPirate

04jan16 - 224.5 11jan16 - 223.5 19jan16 -...

04jan16 - 224.5
11jan16 - 223.5
19jan16 - 224.0
25jan15 - 222.5
01feb16 - 223.0
09feb16 - 226.0

hmmm....while I did eat a lot on SB Sunday, wasn't expecting this. I did do some checking and...
02-08-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By RunningPirate

2016 Clydesdale/Athena Biggest Loser Thread - Week 6

Hi folks!

How'd we survive the Super Bowl? I was reasonably OK, but I almost fell to the siren song of tortilla chips. I'm still waiting a day before I post...just in case... Anyway, you all...
02-01-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By RunningPirate

04jan16 - 224.5 11jan16 - 223.5 19jan16 -...

04jan16 - 224.5
11jan16 - 223.5
19jan16 - 224.0
25jan15 - 222.5
01feb16 - 223.0
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