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03-26-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Rimmer

They're identical. As the other posted...

They're identical.

As the other posted stated, I guess it stretched out?
03-26-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Rimmer

Tires and rims are the same type. Tubes are...

Tires and rims are the same type. Tubes are different. I can't remember if the tubes were 23-25mm or not. Would that do it?
03-26-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Rimmer

Tire/Tube Protruding Further Out

I swapped my front tire to the back. I noticed it protrudes further out than the new one I have on the front. I put a new tube in it. Is this bad tube or tire? It's not touching the brake calipers,...
09-09-14, 08:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,081
Posted By Rimmer

This has happened a few times to me. I was going...

This has happened a few times to me. I was going straight and some black lady makes a last second right turn onto an exit only road meaning she wasn't legally allowed to turn onto that road and of...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Rimmer

What kind of damage can occur from this? He could...

What kind of damage can occur from this? He could carry it above the water, and why is he in the water when he can go around?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,102
Posted By Rimmer

It's only September? I hate gloves, but you...

It's only September?

I hate gloves, but you won't see me wearing leg/arm warmers. I wear gloves only in the Winter. I wear shorts until it hits lower 40s. Worse scenario is heavy rain with heavy...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Rimmer

Saw some cars stuck in high water

Another advantage of bikes, eh? Sad part is that there were quite a few detours possible.
02-04-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,790
Posted By Rimmer

I'm thinking maybe that's what's causing it for...

I'm thinking maybe that's what's causing it for me. I'll try lower gear next time.
01-30-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,790
Posted By Rimmer

Of course, I'm using a chain. I've had this...

Of course, I'm using a chain. I've had this slipping-like feel in the crank arms while pedaling in significantly less snow before and want to know what's causing it. This is with the soft powdery...
01-29-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,790
Posted By Rimmer

Tried to Cycle in 12" of Snow

and failed. The snow was so high that my feet and pedals were digging into the snow. Is it possible to cycle in these conditions? While pedaling it felt like the crank arms were slipping? I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,011
Posted By Rimmer

I'm sure they knew at least one of them anyway. I...

I'm sure they knew at least one of them anyway. I have a driver's license, and I don't wear spandex. They didn't fire me because I cycle. They hire mostly criminals. I have no felony though. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,011
Posted By Rimmer

I got fired last spring, didn't get employed...

I got fired last spring, didn't get employed until 5-6 months later. I still don't know how I got fired. I called my manager and supervisor, and it seemed that they didn't even know why unless...
12-13-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,926,866
Posted By Rimmer

I bought a pair of wool hiker socks by Champion...

I bought a pair of wool hiker socks by Champion for $5 at a local store. They're 80% wool 19% nylon 1% spandex, made in USA, pretty warm and elastic, and not loose like some socks. I'm thinking they...
12-13-13, 09:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,508
Posted By Rimmer

Not quite... actually she tried to blame me for...

Not quite... actually she tried to blame me for everything until I explained all what happened including her going in the wrong direction. Then immediately after that she said didn't see me. How she...
12-13-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,508
Posted By Rimmer

I PMed you her plate number.

I PMed you her plate number.
12-12-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,508
Posted By Rimmer

I didn't think of her harming other people. I...

I didn't think of her harming other people. I have a camera but haven't been using it recently due to battery life. I commute to work an hour five days per week and by the time I get home battery...
12-12-13, 02:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,508
Posted By Rimmer

Me in Minor Collision

So I was cycling in the bike lane around 6 p.m. minding my own business when all of a sudden some lady just cuts me off the last second and turns right into an “exit only” road meaning you’re not...
10-10-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,822
Posted By Rimmer

I use steady lights that run in one mode....

I use steady lights that run in one mode. Blinking drives me nuts and the 5+ modes do, too.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,635
Posted By Rimmer

I have to wear pants and a plain shirt at work. I...

I have to wear pants and a plain shirt at work. I don’t change except I go shirtless sometimes because the pants make me hot and I use my Deuter leg band for the pants. I don’t use cycling shoes but...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Rimmer

Okay, thanks. I thought it was a defective unit.

Okay, thanks. I thought it was a defective unit.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Rimmer

Should the spring move inside the Zefal HPX?

Turning the pump upside down or upright causes the spring to slide up and down. Is this normal? It sounds annoying. I've opened it up, and there's nothing that holds it in place.
Forum: Commuting
09-25-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Rimmer

32 spokes, but I could imagine someone trying to...

32 spokes, but I could imagine someone trying to move it and maybe messing it up in the process.



I normally do. At work I keep it inside but can't lock it to anything. There's so much crap in...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Rimmer

Could using a ring-lock tear out your spokes?

If a ring-lock/O-lock/wheel lock or whatever is used and a thief tries to escape using the bike or someone moves the bike in a certain way, could it break the spokes? I'm aware using a U-lock through...
09-01-13, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rimmer

I rode to and from work again fine. When I went...

I rode to and from work again fine. When I went to get groceries, it went flat. Luckily it was less than a mile from home. Lesson learned, carry a spare tire. I got over 5,500 miles on that tire...
08-31-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rimmer

OP here Well, I rode to work and back just...

OP here
Well, I rode to work and back just fine. 18 miles, 9 miles each way. Bulge started sticking out a bit when I got home though. I deflated the tube and tucked it back in and inflated it back...
08-30-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rimmer

Well, I think I read somewhere a patched portion...

Well, I think I read somewhere a patched portion of the tube would be stronger than if there wasn't patched. Maybe then it won't get flat lol? I patched the tube and the hole lines up with the hole...
08-30-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rimmer

Brake shoes are fine. What caused it I think was...

Brake shoes are fine. What caused it I think was that a part of the tire was hanging outside the rim. I noticed it but was going to fix it when I got home so I ignored it for a few miles but then it...
08-30-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rimmer

The hole of the tire is where it sits inside the...

The hole of the tire is where it sits inside the rim, not the outside. I don't drive, and I have work at 7 in in the morning. The other old worn tire was laying under something and it's kinda...
08-30-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rimmer

Hole in Side of Tire, Still Any Good?

I do have an old worn out tire I could use. Use that or this one with the hole? I'm going to order another tire but would this one be fine in the mean time? I had a flat today. Air went out fast, and...
05-22-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,897
Posted By Rimmer

Four lanes and she bickers. I'd dump her.

Four lanes and she bickers. I'd dump her.
05-22-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,274
Posted By Rimmer

How often do you see road kill?

I swear I see it every time I go for a ride anymore. I saw two huge black birds today around a carcass on the side of the road, vultures? I don’t live in a rural area either. Squirrels, turtles,...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-13, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,670
Posted By Rimmer

An 18 year old girl I faintly know almost hit me...

An 18 year old girl I faintly know almost hit me on my way back getting groceries. As I'm turning right onto a residential street, she is turning left onto a street going in the opposite direction. I...
01-26-13, 06:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,201
Posted By Rimmer

There's something called a tailor. I...

There's something called a tailor.



I actually wear regular. Slim I wouldn't be able to fit into. By skinny I meant relative to what everyone is wearing nowadays.
01-26-13, 12:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,201
Posted By Rimmer

I prefer skinnier jeans but not tight. They make...

I prefer skinnier jeans but not tight. They make the butt look bigger and not flat like baggy jeans.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-13, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,689,877
Posted By Rimmer

some rock 'n' roll lube from the LBS

some rock 'n' roll lube from the LBS
Forum: Commuting
01-25-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,670
Posted By Rimmer

I commuted in the snow today. It never snows...

I commuted in the snow today. It never snows here, so it was my first time. On my way to work, there was a fresh layer of snow on the roads. Riding on that wasn't too bad. People here get really...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,793
Posted By Rimmer

It's often related to the hamstrings getting too...

It's often related to the hamstrings getting too tight. This happens to me if I don't adequately warmup I believe. Maybe you're pushing yourself too hard and/or not getting enough sleep.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-13, 06:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,432
Posted By Rimmer

Sorry but I believe it's warranted. Something is...

Sorry but I believe it's warranted. Something is almost always behind you. To me it seems comparable to a phobia.



I've ridden on 55mph roads but supposedly unlike you, I had a wide shoulder....
Forum: Commuting
01-08-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,670
Posted By Rimmer

It was 25 when I left this morning. Luckily it’s...

It was 25 when I left this morning. Luckily it’s not supposed to get that cold for the rest of the week. I hope it doesn’t get like that with rain.

Later in the afternoon after going grocery...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,432
Posted By Rimmer

I don't get how real cyclists get chickened out...

I don't get how real cyclists get chickened out by being overtaken. Getting rear ended has such a low probability.

Anyway for me it would be exit ramps on highways and really bad roads with heavy...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,321
Posted By Rimmer

Elaborate would you? Do you mean in NYC a pink...

Elaborate would you? Do you mean in NYC a pink bike has higher likelihood for theft relative to some other color for example black in an average area? Obviously location matters more, but someone...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,321
Posted By Rimmer

The pannier straps are making me feel uneasy.

The pannier straps are making me feel uneasy.
Forum: Commuting
01-05-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,321
Posted By Rimmer

Go for function. Pink provides the highest theft...

Go for function. Pink provides the highest theft deterrence.
01-05-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,025
Posted By Rimmer

I could never get this one. Then, ride slower. If...

I could never get this one. Then, ride slower. If anything, it may speed recovery.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,689,877
Posted By Rimmer

socks

socks
01-05-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,187
Posted By Rimmer

I like a peach or nectarine in my oatmeal....

I like a peach or nectarine in my oatmeal. Cherries are good but expensive. I stopped oats, because they caused my blood sugar to go too high.
Forum: Commuting
01-05-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,670
Posted By Rimmer

It was 25 when I left the other morning. Frost...

It was 25 when I left the other morning. Frost was all over the ground and on car windows. Not only do they waste money traveling but also heating.
Forum: Commuting
01-05-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 55,309
Posted By Rimmer

I didn't even finish updating my mileage for last...

I didn't even finish updating my mileage for last year.
12-31-12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Rimmer

I prefer the less busy routes with better roads...

I prefer the less busy routes with better roads even if the distance is longer. I change my routes sometimes by trial and error. Check out at bikely.com, and Google Maps has bicycle directions. You...
12-31-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By Rimmer

Using a mirror really helped me a lot. Buy one....

Using a mirror really helped me a lot. Buy one. They're inexpensive.

Get off the sidewalk. It makes you look like an idiot, and it's really unsafe. I don't know about your state, but it's illegal...
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