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02-13-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,725
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I got smacked by a buick this past fall, and the...

I got smacked by a buick this past fall, and the only thing that prevented me from a much more severe hit was accelerating. As it happened she (old lady on a cell phone) still hit my rear axel square...
02-05-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,508
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

So Sheba, all you have to do is finish that...

So Sheba, all you have to do is finish that second bag and you're making the trip down to Milwaukee, right? You could even stop in Mad town to visit Zagozen on the way. Hell, I'd even meet you in...
12-23-08, 10:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,796
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I use Kenda Klondikes and Im really happy with...

I use Kenda Klondikes and Im really happy with them. They're 700x35mm with carbide studs. I have yet to go down this year, and I'm in Milwaukee. We're getting dumped on almost daily and the kendas...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,141,154
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Ugh, I was a lame duck coming in to work today. I...

Ugh, I was a lame duck coming in to work today. I did a single speed century and a half on saturday and haven't really given myself time to recover. I still made good time this morning, but my legs...
07-18-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,777
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I think there are a lot more in Milwaukee this...

I think there are a lot more in Milwaukee this summer as opposed to last summer, even. People have been really friendly to me on the road, too. They talk to me and ask questions when I'm a stop...
06-23-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,743
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I commute 30 miles rt 5x/week on 46/16 and it's...

I commute 30 miles rt 5x/week on 46/16 and it's been treating me pretty nice so far. There are a couple little hills and one decent one on the ride and I've done okay. I used to ride 44/15 and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,753
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Yeah, I'm really glad you're okay. You must be...

Yeah, I'm really glad you're okay. You must be tough as nails (and lucky!) to take a hit like that and come out as well as you did. Here's hoping for a high estimate on your bike, too!
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,141,154
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Ride into work was nice today. Mid 60's, clear,...

Ride into work was nice today. Mid 60's, clear, polite traffic, made decent time (for me). I was really strong on the biggest hill of the commute (right at the end, of course), so I was pretty happy....
06-05-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,573
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I think I like the term "fixie" more now, just...

I think I like the term "fixie" more now, just because botto hates it.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I just put a rear rack on my schwinn fixie (the...

I just put a rear rack on my schwinn fixie (the now commuter) and it's been such an improvement over wearing my backpack. I'm going to snag a set of panniers soon, so that should save me a little...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Very cool. I'm glad there are a decent number of...

Very cool. I'm glad there are a decent number of people bike commuting. I'm the only one at my office (so far), so maybe I can set a good example. I've been getting really sick of my car, too, even...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I bike commuted for the first time today!

And it was really nice. It was from the east side of Milwaukee out to Brookfield. I checked out the route I took on google maps and it said that it is 15.0 miles and takes 46 minutes in a car. I did...
05-23-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,059
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I've been vegan since before I got into biking...

I've been vegan since before I got into biking and haven't had any problems. I keep up just fine and recovery after hard rides hasn't been an issue, either.

Eating vegan is pretty cheap if you...
05-22-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,168
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I like doing my grocery shopping with my bike and...

I like doing my grocery shopping with my bike and my backpacking bag. It's a 4700 cu in bag, so I can get away with a lot. Those forty pound bags of dogfood are killers, though. I just put a rear...
05-15-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I'm so looking forward to the Milwaukee Thursday...

I'm so looking forward to the Milwaukee Thursday night ride tonight.

I love both my bikes, but my urban mtb has been getting neglected recently. My fixie is just so fast and it destresses me so...
05-14-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,352
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

You guys should really try ss. It's a little more...

You guys should really try ss. It's a little more challenging, I guess, but not that much. Definitely not enough that it should deter anyone. I'm not a very strong rider, but I've never really had...
05-12-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Ah, the ValleyCat was awesome. 29 people showed...

Ah, the ValleyCat was awesome. 29 people showed up and everyone had a blast. There were at least 2 guys from the Twin Cities and one from Chicago. When you registered you got a water bottle and a...
05-08-08, 04:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,352
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

The advantage that I really like about fixed gear...

The advantage that I really like about fixed gear bikes is the traction control. You really can feel the trail when you can't coast, and it makes a big difference. On my ss road bike this winter it...
05-08-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Man, I miss my dad. I live about four hours away...

Man, I miss my dad. I live about four hours away from my parents so I don't see them very often (like once a month or so). I'll be up this weekend for mother's day (and the Eau Claire ValleyCat...
05-08-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I went to highschool with sheba and I'll be there...

I went to highschool with sheba and I'll be there for the race. If anyone from milwaukee wants to go, too, I've got room for one more in my car. I'm leaving for Eau Claire tomorrow night.
04-25-08, 04:59 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,608,709
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

God, that's a nice looking ride. You're smart to...

God, that's a nice looking ride. You're smart to have such a unique looking bike, too. It will be easy to spot if I ever come to western canuckistan and steal it. It's very tempting.
04-21-08, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,118
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I bike with my dog on a leash, and he does pretty...

I bike with my dog on a leash, and he does pretty well. He's not quite two years old, so he's still pretty easily distracted and really hyper. At the beginning of our rides he's always so full of...
04-18-08, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,608,709
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I usually hate gold accents on bikes, but you did...

I usually hate gold accents on bikes, but you did a really nice job. I think it's a really attractive bike. I would ride it in a heartbeat, though here in Wisconsin people would just think I'm a...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-17-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I wasn't on it that far north, but yesterday when...

I wasn't on it that far north, but yesterday when I was cruising a lot of the areas just south of Capitol still had a lot of water on them. I wouldn't be surprised if there was still a lot of water...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 15,063
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I actually thought it looked more like a......

I actually thought it looked more like a... well... you know. Just look at it. I had to look twice to realize it was a knee with a bad tanline
04-17-08, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,608,709
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

The Casati is beautiful, especially those bars....

The Casati is beautiful, especially those bars. How is the shellac for longevity? Is it brittle or does it have some flex too it when the tape compresses? Let us know how it lasts, because I would...
04-15-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,342
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I was being serious, actually. I'm a courteous...

I was being serious, actually. I'm a courteous rider, and I expect to be treated courteously. Just because I'm polite doesn't mean I don't get pissed when cars put my life in jeopardy. Spitting on a...
04-15-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,342
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I just keep a bunch of printed copies of this:...

I just keep a bunch of printed copies of this: http://www.dot.state.wi.us/safety/vehicle/bicycle/rules.htm

It is from the Wisconsin Dept of Transportation, and it outlines proper safety for...
04-15-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,706
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I don't see anything wrong with cheap bikes if...

I don't see anything wrong with cheap bikes if they work. The old huffy I mentioned in my previous post sucked, but no where near as much as the new bikes pouring out of wallmart. It had crap...
04-14-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,706
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

A couple years ago a roommate of mine was given a...

A couple years ago a roommate of mine was given a mongoose mtb for his birthday, and he was really excited to come biking with me and our one other roommate. He was ready to bike to work, too,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-08, 11:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,484
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Haha, I'm so glad my dog has started to taper off...

Haha, I'm so glad my dog has started to taper off his "Destroy Clifton's stuff" habit. And he's been pretty good about going after cheap stuff. And of course now that I've said that I'll get home and...
04-07-08, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,600
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Definitely go with steel. You'll want multiple...

Definitely go with steel. You'll want multiple sets of sealed bearings as replacements. The sand is going to be your biggest concern as far as bike longevity. It will get into everything. chains will...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,821
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

http://www.news-medical.net/?id=13945 ...

http://www.news-medical.net/?id=13945

http://tarnival.org/cigarette/ingredients/acetald.html

http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nutrition.categories.ingredients.index.html
...
04-01-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,962
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I've been talking about cities like that forever!...

I've been talking about cities like that forever! All the comments I read against the article only looked at one point or another, never more than one at a time. It seemed like no one paid attention...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-08, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,821
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Actually, fast food really is addictive. The fast...

Actually, fast food really is addictive. The fast food industry adopted a technique the tobacco industry has been using for years. Sugar. When sugar is burned it produces a potent phsyically...
03-29-08, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

My LBS can colormatch and paint it for $150. As...

My LBS can colormatch and paint it for $150. As long as everything else looks good and it doesn't look like there will be too many more expenses, I think the cost for painting would be well worth it....
03-28-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,861
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Oh sh*t, my mountain bike is black and gray. It...

Oh sh*t, my mountain bike is black and gray. It has a white pinstripe, too. Oh god. should I just throw it away? Would it be too irresponsible of me to sell it to someone who doesn't know how...
03-28-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,706
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Anymore the only way I think I could justify...

Anymore the only way I think I could justify spending less than $200 on a bike would if it were a refurbished used bike, or if I had kids and they needed a bike. I don't have time to mess around with...
03-28-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I was just given an Austro-Daimler Inter 10!

A friend of mine gave me this bike last night. He had no interest in it, though he knew it was a good bike. It needs some work. I've never done a restoration before, and I'm way more of a single...
03-28-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,092
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I was just given an AD inter 10 last night. It's...

I was just given an AD inter 10 last night. It's in pretty sharp condition, though it needs to be repainted. I love the original color, so I think I'll keep it the same. Anyone know where I can find...
03-25-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,608,709
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

So here's my new conversion, my first fixed gear....

So here's my new conversion, my first fixed gear. I'm pretty happy with it so far. The ride is really comfortable and the frame is the perfect size. Sorry that I only have a cell camera. These pics...
Forum: Touring
03-18-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Hey Sheba, You should get one and then ride...

Hey Sheba,

You should get one and then ride it down to milwaukee to visit me. You could even bring the Sekine along.
I'm going hiking with your roommate and Sam Hughes this weekend in the Chip....
03-18-08, 07:39 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,570
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

Yeah, I think I'd play with the magic wheel. At...

Yeah, I think I'd play with the magic wheel. At least it's small.
03-17-08, 08:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,683
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I like the side flag idea. I normally go...

I like the side flag idea.

I normally go with the visible, predictable, and friendly approach and it works really well for me. I generally look like the guy that everyone gets along with, and...
03-14-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

it's a manpowered rascal! sweet. I'd ride this...

it's a manpowered rascal! sweet. I'd ride this around.

But not until I'm 80 years old
03-14-08, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 793,425
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

http://otisrecords.com/gios1.jpg Oh my... ...

http://otisrecords.com/gios1.jpg

Oh my...

I don't usually stray from single speeds, but this bike is gorgeous. Wow.
Forum: Touring
03-13-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,994
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I usually use an underquilt. It hangs underneath...

I usually use an underquilt. It hangs underneath and is windproof, for the most part. It has tons of loft so it stays really warm. I've also hung a tarp or mylar blanket underneath, but they aren't...
03-13-08, 05:37 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,570
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

I looked at the FAQ on the footbike website, and...

I looked at the FAQ on the footbike website, and it didn't answer my most pressing question. "What's the point?"
03-13-08, 04:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,765
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

My 91 honda crx gets over 40mpg and it's a blast...

My 91 honda crx gets over 40mpg and it's a blast to drive. It is 2/3 trunk so I can haul tons of stuff with it. It even has a trailer hitch and Ive hauled my motorcycle on a trailer with it. I like...
Forum: Touring
03-13-08, 04:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,994
Posted By TheKingFiphtin

As a suggestion from a pretty experienced...

As a suggestion from a pretty experienced stealth/ leave no trace camper, I would recommend looking into hammock camping. They're lighter than a tent and you never have to worry about that "perfect"...
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