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11-05-18, 12:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,631
Posted By Ira B

This has gone on long enough! Stick a large...

This has gone on long enough!
Stick a large bolt in the hole and weld it in place. go after it with a scoket wrench and cheeter bar.
10-27-18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13,462
Views: 2,685,114
Posted By Ira B

It was just the type of frame I have been looking...

It was just the type of frame I have been looking for, for a commuter and touring. Just keep your eyes peeled and maybe you'll get lucky.
Was just in Seattle Capitol hill and Pike Place today. Lot...
10-18-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,631
Posted By Ira B

The ATF/Acetone mix is your best bet. Squirt...

The ATF/Acetone mix is your best bet. Squirt some on a couple times a day and rap it a few times with a ball peen hammer. After a couple of days use an angle grinder to cut some slots on the face...
10-15-18, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13,462
Views: 2,685,114
Posted By Ira B

Trek 700

Found this in a thrift store for $35. Took a few parts and some elbow grease but I now have a new commuter/ overnight touring...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-17, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By Ira B

The agency I work for is set up with the...

The agency I work for is set up with the RouteShout 2.0 app available at the Google play store (freebee)
If your tansit agency is on the list it will give you schedules ETA for your bus and you can...
08-27-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 324,368
Posted By Ira B

Just tighten everything until it snaps, then back...

Just tighten everything until it snaps, then back off a quarter turn. :D
Replies: 8
Views: 2,216
Posted By Ira B

Appreciate the inquiry but I gave it to a...

Appreciate the inquiry but I gave it to a co-worker who really needed wheels for a short haul commuter.
It also had the effect of turning her into an instant bike nut. :D
Forum: Commuting
07-08-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,540
Posted By Ira B

Totally agree. My office is in the middle of...

Totally agree.
My office is in the middle of freaking nowhere, secure facility, awesome co-workers. Bike may get "pranked" on my birthday but that's about it.
At my last workplace an unlocked bike...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-13, 07:55 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,540
Posted By Ira B

As promised, another aerial of my bike friendly...

As promised, another aerial of my bike friendly new workplace which is very near completion.
It is a secure site with vetted and awesome co-workers so I don't even need a lock. My only beef would...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-13, 11:14 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,540
Posted By Ira B

Nice! Gota get me one of those!

Nice!
Gota get me one of those!
Forum: Commuting
06-19-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,540
Posted By Ira B

Thanks Again! Planning another photo shoot...

Thanks Again!

Planning another photo shoot when the facility has it's finishing touches.
I'll try to remember to post a pic here but so as not to hijack the thread I'll make sure one of my bikes...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,540
Posted By Ira B

About 150 ft. I get the best results between...

About 150 ft.
I get the best results between 75 and 300 ft and in pretty close.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,540
Posted By Ira B

Thanks! It is actually very rural. I...

Thanks!

It is actually very rural.
I drive for Island County Transit, Whidbey Island Washington and we are just finishing up construction and transition into our new facility.
The only...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,540
Posted By Ira B

The Fenderbeast and my backpack parked at my...

The Fenderbeast and my backpack parked at my companies brand new office.....
11-25-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,408
Posted By Ira B

Had an identical headset on my Miyata Street...

Had an identical headset on my Miyata Street Runner and used a ball peen and drift. A few careful raps in each cut out and it was finger loose.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,531
Posted By Ira B

I just wear my work pants and stuff them into my...

I just wear my work pants and stuff them into my socks while I ride.
Yes, I know this is a Star Trek dork look but I stopped giving a rats nest about such things a long time ago and my pants don't...
11-19-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,894
Posted By Ira B

You have to decide on how/where you ride and at...

You have to decide on how/where you ride and at what speeds.
On one outrageously steep downhill coming home I easily hit 50 MPH if I stay off the brakes (which is crazy but a lot of fun :D ) Not...
11-19-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,413
Posted By Ira B

On some old school engines the rocker arm...

On some old school engines the rocker arm retainer bolt/ pivot bolt was best torqued to spec with the engine warm and running and required use of a click type torque wrench.
This has NOTHING to do...
11-19-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,413
Posted By Ira B

I guess it's to each their own but I have always...

I guess it's to each their own but I have always reached for the beam type first unless vibration or a confined space that did not allow for proper viewing was an issue. Just find them more...
11-17-12, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,413
Posted By Ira B

The only major advantage of a click type over a...

The only major advantage of a click type over a beam type is when used in a vibrating environment, such as torquing rocker arm bolts on a running engine.
For bicycle use, a beam type is a lot...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By Ira B

Get to a doctor for a checkup. Seriously.

Get to a doctor for a checkup. Seriously.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By Ira B

Get a marine grade deep cycle battery that fits...

Get a marine grade deep cycle battery that fits in you car.
Wal-Mart has em for about $75.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-12, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Ira B

Congrats on the nice find! You don't mention...

Congrats on the nice find!

You don't mention your location but many areas have bicycle co-ops like this one in Bellingham, Washington....
...
11-12-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13,462
Views: 2,685,114
Posted By Ira B

WOW!!! Super sweet score!

WOW!!!
Super sweet score!
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By Ira B

There is one REAL nice way to warm it back up. ...

There is one REAL nice way to warm it back up. ;) :D
Forum: Commuting
11-05-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,638
Posted By Ira B

That works but I wanted something that would snap...

That works but I wanted something that would snap on and off w/o tools and that looked nice and manufactured.

Heres another one I made on a different bike, holding a different flashlight ( POS...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,638
Posted By Ira B

Just took a 1 1/2 inch length of schedule 80 PVC...

Just took a 1 1/2 inch length of schedule 80 PVC (used for electrical conduit, very strong) cut it down the middle to get two U shaped pieces. To mate them back to back I first ground the point of...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,638
Posted By Ira B

At least you didn't start a chain lube thread. ...

At least you didn't start a chain lube thread. :p

I bought a 3 pack of these for 20 bucks at Costco and made a set of snap on handlebar mounts out of a pop rivet and PVC. Super bright and super...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,026
Posted By Ira B

Similar reaction during my last checkup. ...

Similar reaction during my last checkup.

"You are no kid anymore, anything bothering you, take any medications, Aches, pains, shortness of breath, digestive problems ect...?"

No, and I feel...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,026
Posted By Ira B

My commuter bike is a recycle center rescue with...

My commuter bike is a recycle center rescue with less than 75$ invested and I don't even remember the last time I put diesel in my truck. :)

Biking saves me a couple of grand a year and probably a...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,608
Posted By Ira B

Presently I don't have anywhere to store rain...

Presently I don't have anywhere to store rain gear at work so I only ride if it is dry or light drizzle. Riding home in pouring rain is no problem but I can't get to work soaked.
Early next year we...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-12, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,332
Posted By Ira B

Nice and sunny on the way in, stormy with a nice...

Nice and sunny on the way in, stormy with a nice tailwind all the way home.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By Ira B

Use them on all my bike. Mainly because I have...

Use them on all my bike. Mainly because I have 10 EEEE feet and can't find cycling shoes that fit anyways.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,100
Posted By Ira B

Pick up the pace a little. Better to get to...

Pick up the pace a little.
Better to get to work a bit sweaty than soaking wet.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ira B

Then you misunderstood my previous post. What I...

Then you misunderstood my previous post.
What I am saying is that every cyclist and every passenger on my bus ( and me weather bicycling or driving) has an equal "right" to the road. We will all be...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-12, 11:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ira B

Totally agree about a "right" to the road but we...

Totally agree about a "right" to the road but we are all better off if we expand our thinking beyond our basic "right" and try to include some common courtesy. ;)
Forum: Commuting
10-23-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By Ira B

You sound like a guy I work with who is about...

You sound like a guy I work with who is about your age.
First day was really rough for him. He took the every other day approach and within a couple of weeks he was riding every day.
For a month...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ira B

Totally out of line buddy. I go to great...

Totally out of line buddy.

I go to great lengths to be as safe and courteous to cyclists (and everybody else for that matter) as humanly possible while driving and greatly appreciate when that...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ira B

I'm sure some bus drivers can be jerks and am...

I'm sure some bus drivers can be jerks and am thankful that, unlike some transit systems, the culture of my employer is very positive community image minded. Our operations costs are totally funded...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Ira B

Toss my bike on the stand once a month or so and...

Toss my bike on the stand once a month or so and wipe most of it down with a slightly damp rag (half an old t shirt) doing the chain last, then toss out the rag. I use one of those thin curved...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ira B

I largely agree with you but am also saying that...

I largely agree with you but am also saying that being a decent and considerate person requires that sometimes you have to be considerate even when others are not.
When on the bike I always try to...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ira B

I have considered it. I happen to be a transit...

I have considered it. I happen to be a transit operator (fancy for bus driver)
Really can't speak to how a transit bus is operated in that country but here, at least for my employer, safety THE...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-12, 01:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ira B

Did you consider that maybe a whole bus full of...

Did you consider that maybe a whole bus full of people trying to get to work on time might deserve a tad little bit of consideration over one dude on a bicycle?

Just say'in.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,332
Posted By Ira B

As I headed for work we had rain/hail mixed...

As I headed for work we had rain/hail mixed coming down like hammers and pitchforks at a rate of about 3 inches of precip. per hour with massive thunder and lightning and a full scale power outage.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,707
Posted By Ira B

Been hauling firewood for the winter and had to...

Been hauling firewood for the winter and had to top up on diesel at $4.26 a gal the other day. :eek:

Reeeeel glad I bike to work and only burn about 5 gals a month running errands.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Ira B

They saved my bacon on a couple of vintage...

They saved my bacon on a couple of vintage projects with their parts buckets and Kyle is a super cool guy.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Ira B

Try to get to Bellingham and check out this...

Try to get to Bellingham and check out this place.....

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hub-Community-Bike-Shop/202211749819528?rf=135678449814165

They are great folks there and would...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,540
Posted By Ira B

That is one lovely bike!

That is one lovely bike!
Forum: Commuting
10-17-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By Ira B

Got a 40-50 MPH VERY steep downhill on my commute...

Got a 40-50 MPH VERY steep downhill on my commute and will not ride any tire if I am even having a conversation in my head about it being "ok."
That said, it is probably fine at moderate speeds with...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,332
Posted By Ira B

Just heading out today into the first drizzle of...

Just heading out today into the first drizzle of the season.
Tomorrow looks like some serious crap weather and I may actually wuss out and drive.....
...
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