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Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-11, 06:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,732
Posted By Heraclitus

I am confused by this diagram, because it looks...

I am confused by this diagram, because it looks like the "wide" tire is actually the same width as the "long and narrow", but it has a thicker tread. Is that really a good representation of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,017
Posted By Heraclitus

+1 If you're willing to pay for the dog...

+1

If you're willing to pay for the dog walker, that's how much you know you want to ride. Otherwise you'll just have to balance your time with the dogs and steal a little ride outside every...
10-13-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By Heraclitus

Cool - thanks. I am getting more confident about...

Cool - thanks. I am getting more confident about this.
10-13-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By Heraclitus

This is all good food for thought. I knew I...

This is all good food for thought. I knew I needed to get down in the details by talking to my insurer, but I have also gotten some new ideas that had not occured to me (minimum insurance on a car...
10-11-06, 11:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By Heraclitus

I am getting close to the point of simply taking...

I am getting close to the point of simply taking the plunge. I need to do the math, but I don't need the car at all any more. And the long term looks like it will stay this way. I have moved to...
10-11-06, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By Heraclitus

Insuring a non-existent car?

Does anybody keep an insurance policy after they go car free? How much does it cost?

If I were to come into a situation in the future where I needed to get a car again, I have heard that my...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-06, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,772
Posted By Heraclitus

I have the SQR tour. It has a handle and two...

I have the SQR tour. It has a handle and two sturdy "D" rings on the top that I clip a shoulder strap onto - which is very useful for toting it around when off the bike.

When commuting to work...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-06, 06:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,715
Posted By Heraclitus

Back in the early 90s I had a $1000 mountain bike...

Back in the early 90s I had a $1000 mountain bike stolen out of my Subaru station wagon when I left it in the back of the car, parked overnight on the street in SF. It cost me $120 to get the window...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-06, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,659
Posted By Heraclitus

Are you sure it is the leather creaking and not...

Are you sure it is the leather creaking and not the hardware that supports it. I had to oil the tightening screw and that fixed my creaking.

I have a B-17 narrow on road bike, but I think it is...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-06, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By Heraclitus

I have been riding them for long enough that it...

I have been riding them for long enough that it is second nature. I do remember when I was first learning on my mountain bike years ago; there were a couple times where I toppled over going about...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By Heraclitus

I love threads like this. I have been commuting...

I love threads like this. I have been commuting on and off for a year, but I get inspired when I read about others experience - and my commute days go up. I have an 8.5 mile commute here in LA as...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,887
Posted By Heraclitus

I just spent the weekend in SF visiting siblings...

I just spent the weekend in SF visiting siblings (I used to live in Marin and SF too.) I had a superb ride all over town on Saturday morning. I got back here and just decided to browse a little on...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-06, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Heraclitus

It is your expectations that bite you in the...

It is your expectations that bite you in the butt, not karma.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-06, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By Heraclitus

I really enjoy sliding between slow moving...

I really enjoy sliding between slow moving traffic, but as I approach the intersection I try to ride under the assumption that the cars ahead will turn right -- regardless of whether they signal or...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-06, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Heraclitus

If I remember correctly there are some good city...

If I remember correctly there are some good city bike trails in Anchorage. Maybe not really fast because of walker and roller bladers etc., but fairly extensive and nice. Perhaps a good place to...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-06, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Heraclitus

Karma is not a daily exchange - it carries over...

Karma is not a daily exchange - it carries over lifetimes. Be patient.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-06, 10:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,712
Posted By Heraclitus

It was actually a real change in consciousness...

It was actually a real change in consciousness for me to see cycling as something other than "just" a hobby. When I was pretty much purely mountain biking it never would have occurred to me to use a...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-06, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,079
Posted By Heraclitus

Not picking a fight. Really; just joining a...

Not picking a fight. Really; just joining a discussion. I am not laying down judgement.


Yes I think hatred is not rational; I think it is an emotion that can fuel actions (and thoughts) which...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-06, 03:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,079
Posted By Heraclitus

Is hatred rational? I am not questioning...

Is hatred rational?

I am not questioning your methods on a practical level; I have had the good fortune of riding thousands of miles with maybe one or two dog run-ins where they barked -- I might...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-06, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By Heraclitus

I love to learn about people who pick up cycling...

I love to learn about people who pick up cycling with such enthusiasm. That's very cool that you hooked into those group rides. It is also great that you seem to have a bike shop you really like. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-06, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By Heraclitus

That is awesome. What a great idea. People...

That is awesome. What a great idea. People really need to give more hugs in busy intersections in the rain. And I am glad your okay.
Forum: Commuting
05-21-06, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,114
Posted By Heraclitus

Alrighty - gotcha;) Cheers.

Alrighty - gotcha;) Cheers.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-06, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,114
Posted By Heraclitus

I have not had this experience of being "on the...

I have not had this experience of being "on the shoulder" with my single speed/fixed road bike after many commuting and rambling miles. There is of course nothing dysfunctional about a mountain bike...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-06, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,114
Posted By Heraclitus

I bought an early 80's Raleigh steel frame road...

I bought an early 80's Raleigh steel frame road bike and added a fixed rear wheel and stripped down all the unecessary components. There is the single speed option too; quite wonderful and...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-06, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Heraclitus

I am with you wrt flying the road bike -...

I am with you wrt flying the road bike - especially on the roads! It is not a very scientific or calculated response, but I say just go for it. I weigh 185 and have dished out some abuse on my road...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-06, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Heraclitus

I have an 8.5 mile commute which is quite long...

I have an 8.5 mile commute which is quite long enough heat up a bit, even in cooler whether - but as summer comes to LA I can't get into the air conditioning fast enough.

I have tried...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-06, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By Heraclitus

For me cycling doesn't really increase the food...

For me cycling doesn't really increase the food bills - it just keeps me a thinner...
05-18-06, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By Heraclitus

I have found Sidi Dominators are very stiff and...

I have found Sidi Dominators are very stiff and comfortable on long rides. They are basically the same body as one of the higher end Sidi road models, but they are easier to walk in because they...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-06, 03:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,557
Posted By Heraclitus

...har... yes - the mounting screw-holes on the...

...har... yes - the mounting screw-holes on the bottom of the shoe are arranged the same.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-06, 03:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,557
Posted By Heraclitus

Riding clipless is the most dramatic and positive...

Riding clipless is the most dramatic and positive change that I have ever made in cycling. I eventually went from SPD to eggbeater and would never go back - great design, easy to get in and out of,...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-06, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By Heraclitus

hmmm... you just gave a cool idea. I can set my...

hmmm... you just gave a cool idea. I can set my sights on a nice new bike related purchase like a wheelset or a workstand and keep pooling my cash with Commuter Assistance until I have enough to buy...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-06, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By Heraclitus

$2 a day (cashmoney!) for biking to work.

Hey folks! Been lurking the car-free and commuter forums lately and I find a lot of inspirational stories and info. I have been slowly making cycling a bigger and bigger part of my life, and...
05-16-06, 11:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,048
Posted By Heraclitus

+1 Great thread. Lots of level heads helped...

+1

Great thread. Lots of level heads helped make a great discussion, in spite of a few zealots who would have just as soon shot the whole thing down.
05-09-06, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,031
Posted By Heraclitus

Is that really the ph number? That gets me...

Is that really the ph number? That gets me laughing.

Actually I think I have solved my latest BB riddle with something a little cheaper than a Phil. Thanks.
05-09-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Heraclitus

EDIT: Okay.. I figured out that Campy and Miche...

EDIT: Okay.. I figured out that Campy and Miche are both ISO taper... this might work. Thanks.
05-09-06, 02:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,243
Posted By Heraclitus

Because they do not want to be mistaken for...

Because they do not want to be mistaken for "hipsters"?

But we are all cyclists... even those of us who have been graced with an aesthetic sense big enough to match our huge calves.
05-09-06, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,031
Posted By Heraclitus

That's sorta what I figured. Just thought with...

That's sorta what I figured. Just thought with the topic at hand that I might throw it out there.
05-09-06, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 907
Posted By Heraclitus

I always figured that the voices in my head had...

I always figured that the voices in my head had to be good for something - at least some of them...

And I ain't crashed in a while, but I will be sure to look on the bright side next time I do.
...
05-09-06, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,031
Posted By Heraclitus

Anybody know if they happen to have the special...

Anybody know if they happen to have the special tools for mounting a Phil Wood bottom bracket?
05-09-06, 01:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,129
Posted By Heraclitus

I have the original road drops on my conversion. ...

I have the original road drops on my conversion. They are rigid though, they don't feel too forgiving.

Bullhorns going on the new ride I am building to be much sweeter though.

Anybody want to...
05-09-06, 08:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 907
Posted By Heraclitus

I just measured my cranks. For some reason I...

I just measured my cranks. For some reason I always thought they were 170 - but it looks like they are 172.5. I just used the cranks that came with the Raleigh that I converted.

I use eggbeaters...
05-09-06, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Heraclitus

Ah-hah... I didn't know about Miche fitting campy...

Ah-hah... I didn't know about Miche fitting campy and that it might give me a different spindle length option. I will look at those -- thanks.

I have done a little more searching and digging...
05-08-06, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Heraclitus

Campy chainline help request.

I am building up a second fixed gear. I acquired a nice Pinarello road frame with 70mm Italian thread BB. My bro gave me a Campy Daytona (now called Centaur) crank set, but he had an English thread...
05-02-06, 03:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,749
Posted By Heraclitus

What's the point of a sewn in chamois if your...

What's the point of a sewn in chamois if your wearing knickers underneath your knickers? Or are these meant to encourage the ol' freeballin'?
04-26-06, 06:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,265
Posted By Heraclitus

There are several cool things, but I would have...

There are several cool things, but I would have to agree with some previous posters that Eggbeaters introduced the most fundamental and greatly appreciated improvement to my riding experience.
04-20-06, 11:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,845
Posted By Heraclitus

The law may seem black and white in theory, but...

The law may seem black and white in theory, but in practice there is an enormous amount of flex in its application. Human judgement is involved at all levels. Not just on the part of one who makes...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-06, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By Heraclitus

I have been using the Carradice SQR Tour for a...

I have been using the Carradice SQR Tour for a few weeks now. I ordered to the US from SJS cycles in England; it turned out to be a bit cheaper than us retailers (but maybe not enough to be totally...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-06, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,653
Posted By Heraclitus

I have been experimenting with various options...

I have been experimenting with various options for my 8.5 mile, 1/2 hour commute. I have found that am more comfortable at work if I change out of whatever I wore on my bike. I am also more...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-06, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,487
Posted By Heraclitus

I have been riding a pretty long time; first...

I have been riding a pretty long time; first mountain bikes, more lately road, fixed gear, and now a Brompton folder too. The biggest single transformation through technology that I experienced was...
04-03-06, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Heraclitus

Do like I did, get a flip flop hub fixed on one...

Do like I did, get a flip flop hub fixed on one side and freewheel on the other. Find out for yourself.

I used my freewheel once just to try it out. That was a while ago. Now I have removed it,...
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