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09-21-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By JavaMan

Hasn't everyone already seen this? Check out rule...

Hasn't everyone already seen this? Check out rule #7 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) .

http://bicyclesafe.com/
11-10-11, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By JavaMan

Not sure what .9% stretch means. The usual way to...

Not sure what .9% stretch means. The usual way to determine when to replace a chain is to measure 12 links with the chain under slight tension. It should be 12 inches exactly. If longer by 1/16 inch,...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15,293
Views: 11,043,600
Posted By JavaMan

This is my 20 year old mountain bike recently...

This is my 20 year old mountain bike recently converted to a commuter. I replaced the front shock with the original fork, then had to replace the front brake cable to work with the T-Bone stem (I...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,890
Posted By JavaMan

No matter how well you true your wheels, they...

No matter how well you true your wheels, they WILL NOT stay true unless you stress-relieve the spokes afterward. Funny, some posters mentioned Jobst Brandt's book, "The Bicycle Wheel", but didn't...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,466
Posted By JavaMan

I love the sound they make when they shoot out!...

I love the sound they make when they shoot out! Here's some info on the phenomenon:

http://www.tomfangrow.com/tirebullets.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By JavaMan

Sorry, your method does not make any sense to me....

Sorry, your method does not make any sense to me. Even worse, you can (conciously or unconciously) get any result you want.
Forum: Introductions
02-13-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By JavaMan

Welcome to BikeForums!

Welcome to BikeForums!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,235
Posted By JavaMan

What could you have done differently? STAND on...

What could you have done differently? STAND on the front brake! Next time you may not be so lucky. You're obviously not comfortable with this, so go out and practice on the flats or some smaller...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-07, 11:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,364
Posted By JavaMan

You're a troll. Next time post in FOO.

You're a troll. Next time post in FOO.
10-21-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,340
Posted By JavaMan

When I fix a flat on the road, I just pump 200...

When I fix a flat on the road, I just pump 200 strokes with my mini-pump. I measured the pressure with a gauge once, and it was about 110 psi.
10-21-07, 10:59 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 10,750
Posted By JavaMan

Is the OP jealous? I dress like a "superhero"...

Is the OP jealous? I dress like a "superhero" because the clothing is functional. Now if I could only ride like a superhero...
10-21-07, 10:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,808
Posted By JavaMan

What's wrong with minding your own business? ...

What's wrong with minding your own business? Ride your bike and have fun.
09-16-07, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By JavaMan

What an awful way to go. I feel for the...

What an awful way to go. I feel for the family/friends of the rider. I've ridden that road dozens of times.

Beware of the second trailer! The big truck passes and you think it's gone, then...
09-16-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,146
Posted By JavaMan

Someone gave me one as a gift 5 years ago and...

Someone gave me one as a gift 5 years ago and I've never used it. PM me with your address and I'll send it to you. If you want to know why, see operator's post.
09-16-07, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By JavaMan

I once mounted the wireless transmitter on the...

I once mounted the wireless transmitter on the front fork upside down! You didn't do that, did you?

Try unclipping the display unit from your handlebar and move it around near the transmitter...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By JavaMan

This sounds like the simplest solution by far,...

This sounds like the simplest solution by far, even though it would put me on the road later with more traffic. I'll probably try it one day this week and let Mrs. JavaMan be the judge of how I...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-07, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By JavaMan

I'm surprised by the advice to shower before the...

I'm surprised by the advice to shower before the commute. Do you guys also take the time to dry your hair, or do you go out on cold mornings with wet hair? Don't you then have to spend even more...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-07, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By JavaMan

Protesting didn't accomplish much because hardly...

Protesting didn't accomplish much because hardly anyone even knew there WAS a shower. I was the only one who used it. I like my job and have an ocean view from my desk, so I don't think I'll quit...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-07, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By JavaMan

Losing my shower at work!

My company is expanding the IT department, and they're tearing out the shower I have used for 11 years! Now what? I've never paid attention to any of the discussions about how to clean up without a...
09-14-07, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,487
Posted By JavaMan

Yeah, I read the book. My wife got it for my...

Yeah, I read the book. My wife got it for my birthday because she thought I would like it. It was nothing but half-truths and inuendo. Sad that such a jerk is able to make money like this.
08-19-06, 04:15 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 4,759
Posted By JavaMan

I don't think it's possible to convince anyone...

I don't think it's possible to convince anyone (verbally) that bikes belong on the road if they already think otherwise.

I think it is possible to convince others we strongly believe we belong on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,780
Posted By JavaMan

Are we counting water bottle cages? I carry a...

Are we counting water bottle cages? I carry a small pump on my forward water bottle cage. It takes nearly 200 strokes to get to 100 psi, but luckily I don't need to use it very often.

New tubes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-06, 02:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,780
Posted By JavaMan

Saddle bags are ugly, dirty and mark your seat...

Saddle bags are ugly, dirty and mark your seat post. I have not used one for the last 4 years (18,000+ miles). Whether commuting 18 miles each way to work or riding 100 mles, makes no difference....
08-18-06, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By JavaMan

I think the difference is cadence. With...

I think the difference is cadence.

With the 44:16, I estimate your cadence would be about 65 to go just over 13 mph.
If you went the same speed with a cadence of 70 to 90, of course your HR...
08-16-06, 09:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,599
Posted By JavaMan

EnigManiac - I don't know who you are, but you...

EnigManiac - I don't know who you are, but you are very polite and have a nice way of expressing yourself.
08-16-06, 01:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,599
Posted By JavaMan

Calling people idiots does tend to hit a nerve...

Calling people idiots does tend to hit a nerve now and then!
08-15-06, 02:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,242
Posted By JavaMan

My wife buys milk in half-gallon containers. ...

My wife buys milk in half-gallon containers. When I come home from a ride, I like to take a half-full conatiner and infuse it with a healthy squirt of Bosco. After shaking it up, I can carry it...
08-14-06, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,113
Posted By JavaMan

Are there any other advantages? Yes. When...

Are there any other advantages?

Yes. When it's hot, breathing through your nose actually help keep your brain cooler. I read a study once that showed why that's important, and may even determine...
08-14-06, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,549
Posted By JavaMan

Here's my 2 cents: 1. Start commuting on...

Here's my 2 cents:

1. Start commuting on the bike you have now.
2. Get "real" advice from other commuters you meet on the path.
08-14-06, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By JavaMan

In Dana Point, CA they are building a wall to...

In Dana Point, CA they are building a wall to protect runners and cyclists from being hit by cars. It will be 1.5 miles long and similar to the concrete barriers used during highway construction. ...
08-14-06, 01:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,599
Posted By JavaMan

Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Foo
08-13-06, 04:00 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 758,523
Posted By JavaMan

Delayed Reaction

Delayed Reaction
Forum: Foo
08-13-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 758,523
Posted By JavaMan

Twinkie (mmm)

Twinkie (mmm)
Forum: Foo
08-13-06, 03:46 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 758,523
Posted By JavaMan

Ho Ho Ho!

Ho Ho Ho!
08-13-06, 03:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,599
Posted By JavaMan

Nothing helpful? How about "Mind your own...

Nothing helpful? How about "Mind your own business"? That comment probably came across as too harsh, but the intent was "Don't let yourself become upset with things you can't control".
Forum: Foo
08-13-06, 03:35 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 758,523
Posted By JavaMan

claustrophobia

claustrophobia
08-13-06, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By JavaMan

Why worry about how bicycling is portrayed in the...

Why worry about how bicycling is portrayed in the media? Do you think it could possibly be worse? Besides, most people who do not ride probably think the guy is going the right way!

Complain if...
Forum: Foo
08-12-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 758,523
Posted By JavaMan

Gasoline

Gasoline
Forum: Introductions
08-12-06, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By JavaMan

I've been a road cyclist for 20 years, and I...

I've been a road cyclist for 20 years, and I recently began running. Go figure.

Welcome to BikeForums!
Forum: Foo
08-12-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 758,523
Posted By JavaMan

Fred and Ethyl

Fred and Ethyl
08-12-06, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By JavaMan

Yeah, I had to make that steep climb up Palisades...

Yeah, I had to make that steep climb up Palisades on my commute for 2 years when PCH was closed due to the land slide. Faced with a choice between a little debris or that climb, I'll take the debris!
08-12-06, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By JavaMan

Good question about maintenance. Since the lane...

Good question about maintenance. Since the lane will be 10 feet wide, the weekly street sweeper will probably be able to fit through. If not, this is a pretty busy area so I think there will be...
08-12-06, 09:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,599
Posted By JavaMan

Steve E - That's usually why I blow red lights :o...

Steve E - That's usually why I blow red lights :o

By the way I like your veni vidi vomiti phrase!
08-12-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By JavaMan

What's so fascinating about a guy going the wrong...

What's so fascinating about a guy going the wrong way? There are plenty of threads about that!

This thread is about a wall they are building to protect cyclists (and joggers) from being hit by...
08-12-06, 08:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,599
Posted By JavaMan

Unless you are on duty as a policeman, I advocate...

Unless you are on duty as a policeman, I advocate you mind your own business.
Forum: Foo
08-12-06, 08:55 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 758,523
Posted By JavaMan

Dick and Jane

Dick and Jane
08-12-06, 08:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,599
Posted By JavaMan

My opinion? This thread should be titled...

My opinion? This thread should be titled "Crybabies on Bikes". The OP started the namecalling!

Why do you care what other people do? Are you really concerned for his safety, or just mad because...
Forum: Foo
08-12-06, 08:05 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 758,523
Posted By JavaMan

Heeeeere's Johnny!

Heeeeere's Johnny!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-06, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,086
Posted By JavaMan

The best thing I ever used was medicated...

The best thing I ever used was medicated Vaseline, but I don't think they make it anymore.

Now I use Neosporin. You need to kill the bacteria - butt creams won't do it.
08-12-06, 07:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,860
Posted By JavaMan

Why don't you buy a garage sale mountain bike and...

Why don't you buy a garage sale mountain bike and give it to him?
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