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Forum: Foo
04-26-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27,558
Views: 661,629
Posted By squeakywheel

Favorite cheap beer?

Favorite cheap beer?
Forum: Foo
04-26-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,504
Posted By squeakywheel

The ladies prefer golf or tennis because the...

The ladies prefer golf or tennis because the scrawny guy probably comes from a wealthy family.
Forum: Foo
04-26-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By squeakywheel

It's another bunch of too optimistic folks hoping...

It's another bunch of too optimistic folks hoping you'll pay money to do something you can do for free.

Oh, I forgot about the Platinum club. Wonder what sort of masterbatinglike threads happen...
Forum: Foo
04-26-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,038
Posted By squeakywheel

I know a lot of people who ar FROM Michigan.

I know a lot of people who ar FROM Michigan.
Forum: Foo
04-26-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,504
Posted By squeakywheel

It's kind of like colleges. My son is a H.S....

It's kind of like colleges. My son is a H.S. senior and is considering Marquette and University of Minnesota. Marquette is a worse school, but costs 3x. Stupid basketball is skewing the public...
Forum: Foo
04-26-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,504
Posted By squeakywheel

I can't stand Gatorade. Too sweet.

I can't stand Gatorade. Too sweet.
Forum: Foo
04-26-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,504
Posted By squeakywheel

Miller High Life vs. Miller Genuine Draft

I'm sitting here with a can of each. The cheaper High Life tastes better. By comparison, the Genuine Draft tastes like water.

Marketing is a wondrous thing.

BTW, the only reason I don't have...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-08, 06:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,478
Posted By squeakywheel

QuikTrip is the best if for no other reason than...

QuikTrip is the best if for no other reason than their no fee ATM's. They take anybody's gas coupons too.

How many other gas stations provide free use of ATM's?
08-02-08, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 319,464
Posted By squeakywheel

If you're going to throw half the parts away, why...

If you're going to throw half the parts away, why not just buy a frame and build it with your choice of components from the beginning? I don't get the economics of buying a complete bike in this...
07-30-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,936
Posted By squeakywheel

I like that. Two years is not enough. ...

I like that. Two years is not enough.



Even better.
07-30-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,166
Posted By squeakywheel

I'm pretty sure Evans is clean (because of his...

I'm pretty sure Evans is clean (because of his suck hind tit performance). Nice effort, anyway. The other guy, well, super human performance for sure. Oh, and nice job not being in yellow until...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By squeakywheel

Yeah, looks good. BTW, I wouldn't hesitate to...

Yeah, looks good. BTW, I wouldn't hesitate to use 23mm tires if that were what it takes to fit fenders.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By squeakywheel

I use a single T-28 on most days. A guy I work...

I use a single T-28 on most days. A guy I work with uses a single T-42. His bag is mostly empty on most days. It's his only bag, though. I have a bigger bag i can use when needed. My laptop...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,992
Posted By squeakywheel

With option B, you are still occupying the lane. ...

With option B, you are still occupying the lane. I've never had anyone blast around me on the right side while I was in position B.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 04:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,992
Posted By squeakywheel

B is my prefered location if I'm the first one to...

B is my prefered location if I'm the first one to the light. No sense making someone wait to turn right if I don't need to occupy the whole lane.

C is OK if I'm not the first to the light. The...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,772
Posted By squeakywheel

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/13686-250_DELPC4-...

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/13686-250_DELPC4-2-Accessories-38-Racks/Delta-Picasso-Two-Bike-Folding-Rack---Wall-Mount.htm

I used to use ladder hangers screwed into the bare studs in my garage....
Forum: Commuting
07-17-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,453
Posted By squeakywheel

The assailant and his insurance company are...

The assailant and his insurance company are probably not worried about the $92 fine. They are worried about a law suit from you. If they get the ticket dismissed, then their defense in the civil...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,415
Posted By squeakywheel

+1 Make sure to bring your friend along when...

+1

Make sure to bring your friend along when you put the bike back in the rack. That way he won't involve you in this sort of thing again.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,063
Posted By squeakywheel

I saw this phenomenon last summer. Lots of...

I saw this phenomenon last summer. Lots of people on bikes in early summer due to gas prices. They really tapered off towards the end of the summer. Must have gotten used to the higher prices or...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By squeakywheel

That's good to know. I've been kind of eying the...

That's good to know. I've been kind of eying the SA 8 because it fits in narrower rear dropouts than most 8 speed hubs. The SA 8 would have been a good choice for the OP too because of its...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,340
Posted By squeakywheel

Thanks for pointing out the hacks page. I don't...

Thanks for pointing out the hacks page. I don't remember seeing that before, but probably I have. My plastic tube idea is listed there. I implemented that this weekend. I used a 2 inch long...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,827
Posted By squeakywheel

Security guard at a grocery store? :wtf:

Security guard at a grocery store? :wtf:
Forum: Commuting
07-12-08, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By squeakywheel

If you wear your work clothes and just want room...

If you wear your work clothes and just want room for lunch:

http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FMW3

http://www.frostriver.com/bike_bags/echo_trail.html

If you want to carry more, I'd...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-08, 07:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,107
Posted By squeakywheel

Two years ago I got upgraded from gravel to...

Two years ago I got upgraded from gravel to asphalt. I transitioned from preferring a MTB to prefering a road bike.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=218337&highlight=city+living
Forum: Commuting
07-10-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,148
Posted By squeakywheel

One pannier. If you have a lot of stuff, get an...

One pannier. If you have a lot of stuff, get an Arkel Utility Basket. It's about the size of a brown paper grocery bag. There isn't any lopsided issue with using one pannier.
...
07-09-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,732
Posted By squeakywheel

Exercise. It works better than a coach yelling...

Exercise. It works better than a coach yelling "PEDAL PEDAL PEDAL" and chasing you in a car.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 08:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,224
Posted By squeakywheel

Are there any roads in Austin other than I-35? ...

Are there any roads in Austin other than I-35? Whenever I'm driving through town, it seems the whole city is parked on I-35.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,863
Posted By squeakywheel

Make a trip to Lance Armstrong's new commuter...

Make a trip to Lance Armstrong's new commuter oriented bike shop in Austin.

http://www.austin360.com/recreation/content/recreation/stories/2008/02/0214bikeshop.html
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,449
Posted By squeakywheel

I do that too. I've had tubes pop because they...

I do that too. I've had tubes pop because they were twisted or pinched under the wire bead. Now I pump up a little, bounce the tire on the ground a few times all the way around, let the air out,...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 05:56 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,155
Posted By squeakywheel

Half ton pickup truck. Yee Ha!

Half ton pickup truck. Yee Ha!
Replies: 7
Views: 1,340
Posted By squeakywheel

Still doing the shake-down on the new bag. ...

Still doing the shake-down on the new bag. Loaded it down more today and commuted to work. Fully loaded, I felt like the interference with my thighs on the downstroke was a little too much. I'm...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,340
Posted By squeakywheel

For me, a Pendle would be dragging on my back...

For me, a Pendle would be dragging on my back wheel. I'd have to have a rack to support it. My bag is 2 1/2 inches above the tire just hanging from the saddle. No other support.

I mounted the...
Forum: Touring
07-05-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,628
Posted By squeakywheel

Ragbrai.

Ragbrai.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,340
Posted By squeakywheel

Carradice Super-C Barley

FYI, there is a new model of saddle bag from Carradice. It's the same size and shape as the Barley, but it is built in the style of the Super-C. There is an internal zippered pocket and two smaller...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 10:08 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,881
Posted By squeakywheel

6 Summer single speed commuter with rack and...

6

Summer single speed commuter with rack and fenders (old steel road bike frame).

Winter single speed commuter with rack and fenders (old steel rigid MTB frame).

Geared road bike (used 1995...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,915
Posted By squeakywheel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WCRk8bvNiE A...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WCRk8bvNiE

A guy I work with ran over a chipmunk on the bike path a couple weeks ago. The little guy was doing the back and forth panic dance and timed it wrong. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,426
Posted By squeakywheel

I have a Specialized Singlecross. It's a really...

I have a Specialized Singlecross. It's a really fun bike and a great value. Only thing I can say against it is that the eyelets on the rear are really close to the track fork ends. My Blackburn...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,915
Posted By squeakywheel

Were you passing team Cinzano when it happened? ...

Were you passing team Cinzano when it happened? (Breaking Away)
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,000
Posted By squeakywheel

Of course. Otherwise, road vibration would cause...

Of course. Otherwise, road vibration would cause too much foam.

I think the guy found a reliable way to make sure he doesn't get dropped by the peloton.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,000
Posted By squeakywheel

Stopping for a drink is one of my favorite parts...

Stopping for a drink is one of my favorite parts of bicycle commuting. It beats the heck out of driving a car home from the bar. Yes, hills are difficult after more than 2 beers. I make sure I...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,858
Posted By squeakywheel

In some states, the minimum wage for service...

In some states, the minimum wage for service industry jobs is lower than the standard minimum wage. This is because there is an assumption that tipping happens in that job. So, if you don't tip a...
06-30-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,693
Posted By squeakywheel

It's 9 days past the longest day of the year. ...

It's 9 days past the longest day of the year. Who needs lights?
06-30-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By squeakywheel

Not just you. Everybody in America is having...

Not just you. Everybody in America is having trouble getting what they ordered. Maybe we need to go loco. Oooops. I meant Local.
06-30-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By squeakywheel

:troll::troll::roflmao::roflmao: You should...

:troll::troll::roflmao::roflmao:

You should go to Japan just for the experience of it. Nothing to do with bikes.:cheers:
06-30-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By squeakywheel

Go to a yard sale and buy a really nice frame...

Go to a yard sale and buy a really nice frame for $15. Then you'll be at one with the frame for life. Components and wheels will seem insignificant after that.
06-30-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,214
Posted By squeakywheel

Yep, 43 tooth 130 BCD chainrings are rare. I...

Yep, 43 tooth 130 BCD chainrings are rare. I wanted one once. You gotta play with the cards you are dealt.
06-30-08, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By squeakywheel

I can buy an off the shelf really nice (Raleigh)...

I can buy an off the shelf really nice (Raleigh) fixed gear bike for $450 at the LBS. That said, I spent nearly $800 building my own. If you want the standard stuff, then buy a ready made bike. If...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By squeakywheel

Thanks for the tip MacGyver.

Thanks for the tip MacGyver.
06-26-08, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By squeakywheel

5'6" tall. 31" inseam. 53cm frame. I like...

5'6" tall. 31" inseam. 53cm frame. I like 165mm cranks. It makes sense that the cranks should scale with the frame size.

Get the crank model you want. You can always change the chainring...
06-26-08, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,896
Posted By squeakywheel

Buy an old 1970's or 1980's "10 speed" road bike...

Buy an old 1970's or 1980's "10 speed" road bike at a garage sale for $10. Join a bike co-op in Vancouver. You can use their tools and get hands on advise on how to convert your bike to fixed gear....
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