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Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,730
Posted By Mitkraft

You are very lucky. I found myself on the ground...

You are very lucky. I found myself on the ground two weeks ago and now wonít be riding for a while thanks to a broken collarbone.
Forum: Texas
09-26-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 62,888
Posted By Mitkraft

I agree completely and think the "people who bail...

I agree completely and think the "people who bail because it doesn't end in Austin" will probably be offset by Aggies who are excited to finish at Kyle Field. The real delta to me is still the loss...
09-24-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,563
Posted By Mitkraft

I completely agree with this. If the OP is going...

I completely agree with this. If the OP is going to get all hissy about someone else's unsafe behavior he needs to look at his own. You should NEVER have your dog running along beside you on your...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,730
Posted By Mitkraft

Found a stack of business and membership cards...

Found a stack of business and membership cards held together with a binder clip. Rode down the road a little ways to a nearby Verizon store. Called USAA and gave them the name and member number on...
Forum: Texas
09-09-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 62,888
Posted By Mitkraft

Makes me want to start from Austin! I don't...

Makes me want to start from Austin!

I don't think their numbers will be significantly effected by the change unless they get in influx of Austin and Aggie riders. I can't imagine many people...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,730
Posted By Mitkraft

Yeah, I remember a long time ago somebody talking...

Yeah, I remember a long time ago somebody talking about doing that in a mall.

Btw, found a set of keys today on the curb of a 4 lane road somewhat out of the way. Had a Chevy keyless keyfob that...
Forum: Texas
09-07-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 62,888
Posted By Mitkraft

I wasn’t too broken up about the change till I...

I wasn’t too broken up about the change till I realized we wouldn’t be riding through the park. Last year was my first year but the park was freaking awesome! I absolutely LOVED that section of the...
09-05-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mitkraft

I have a very close friend who is about 6'2" and...

I have a very close friend who is about 6'2" and like me was skinny as a rail when we started college. About 15 years ago he had creeped up well over 300 pounds and had a wake up call. He got...
Forum: Texas
08-25-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,471
Posted By Mitkraft

I am personally hard pressed to ride at all in...

I am personally hard pressed to ride at all in Houston without sweating unless it’s very cool. For a good stretch of the year it never gets “very cool” even at night. You might need to find a way to...
Forum: Texas
08-11-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,471
Posted By Mitkraft

Haha, yep, lots of water down here on the SE part...

Haha, yep, lots of water down here on the SE part of town we we have lots of gnat clouds and whatever those white ones are. With all the sweat and sunscreen Iím like flypaper and the damn things...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By Mitkraft

To better answer your original question, No, the...

To better answer your original question, No, the drive trains are not proprietary neither is most of the bike except very specific limited examples as stated above.
07-19-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,846
Posted By Mitkraft

No reason for it to hurt if it hasn't sold. ...

No reason for it to hurt if it hasn't sold. People put stuff on eBay for stupid prices all day every day. Remember "Askin ain't gettin!"
06-18-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,727
Posted By Mitkraft

Usually I just use hot water and dishwashing...

Usually I just use hot water and dishwashing liquid. Fill the bottle, shake it up well, squirt some soapy water through the nozzle, repeat with just water, then rinse well. Occasionally I'll...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,885
Posted By Mitkraft

You and I are clearly on completely different...

You and I are clearly on completely different levels when it comes to care for our dogs.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,885
Posted By Mitkraft

I'm too scared to ride with my dog. If I need a...

I'm too scared to ride with my dog. If I need a helmet when I ride, what's to protect him in the event of a fall or crash? He's only 6 pounds so plenty small enough but maybe I'm too paranoid?
05-29-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,983
Posted By Mitkraft

I carry a Topeak Hexus II and it has worked great...

I carry a Topeak Hexus II and it has worked great on a few chains including one that broke my dedicated chain breaker Iíd had for a while.
05-29-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,734
Posted By Mitkraft

I do it sometimes out of necessity. Although I...

I do it sometimes out of necessity. Although I don’t prefer to be up that early, there is something exhilarating about being out riding in that time and cool air and watching the sun come up.
05-24-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,976
Posted By Mitkraft

Holy cow I didnít even notice that. What a putz....

Holy cow I didnít even notice that. What a putz. OP reported. Iím going to go block him also.
05-20-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,976
Posted By Mitkraft

At home I recently broke my dedicated chain...

At home I recently broke my dedicated chain breaker (it wasn't a particularly good on) on a difficult chain and ended up pulling out my Hexus II which broke it no problem. I'm also a firm believer...
05-18-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,976
Posted By Mitkraft

Something else to consider. When doing quick...

Something else to consider. When doing quick repairs or adjustments on the road getting a tool that doesn’t consist of a bunch of tiny pieces that will get dropped and lost easily.
05-18-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,976
Posted By Mitkraft

My favorite so far is the Topeak Hexus II. I...

My favorite so far is the Topeak Hexus II. I havenít tried the Hexus X but looking at it I canít see anything that would make me prefer it. The tire levers and chain tool of the Hexus II work really...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Mitkraft

Put on your cycling shoes and pedal backwards...

Put on your cycling shoes and pedal backwards with your heels while on a stationary trainer, having someone hold the bike, or hold yourself up like between a doorframe or something. The approximate...
05-12-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 102,016
Posted By Mitkraft

Recently bought, finally installed, rode for the...

Recently bought, finally installed, rode for the first time today a set of Crankbrothers Mallet DL pedals and a set of Salsa Woodchipper 2 bars. Love the pedals for the improved platform over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,647
Posted By Mitkraft

Maybe, but you are definitely too much in...

Maybe, but you are definitely too much in everybody else's business if you have expectations on how they should or shouldn't enjoy their bike ride. You do what works for you and as long as others...
Forum: Texas
04-23-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 62,888
Posted By Mitkraft

I didn't realize there was a thread for the MS150...

I didn't realize there was a thread for the MS150 or I would have posted earlier. I'm riding for the first time this year but I did to the Bike Around The Bay in October which is a similar distance...
04-16-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,523
Posted By Mitkraft

But taking a picture while riding over a banana...

But taking a picture while riding over a banana would be certain disaster!
04-10-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,498
Posted By Mitkraft

Nope, legally speaking it absolutely is not.

Nope, legally speaking it absolutely is not.
04-09-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,498
Posted By Mitkraft

Yes he was and so was the Judge. Theft is taking...

Yes he was and so was the Judge. Theft is taking something that belongs to someone else. It isnít fair game just because it isnít locked. They were both ignorant of the actual law. But cops...
04-05-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By Mitkraft

I have actually done everything listed in this...

I have actually done everything listed in this thread I think.

As for soft bar tape my two favorites are Profile Design and Specialized gel tapes. I also like the planet bike gel pads for extra...
04-05-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,374
Posted By Mitkraft

Since you sound genuinely curious, as far as what...

Since you sound genuinely curious, as far as what they can and can’t eat: First off the subtle nuances between Vegan and Vegetarian I can’t say I’m 100% knowledgeable of. I think Vegan is a little...
04-05-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,374
Posted By Mitkraft

It wasn't in your original post but some of the...

It wasn't in your original post but some of the replies.
04-05-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,374
Posted By Mitkraft

We had a snack mix that consisted of various nuts...

We had a snack mix that consisted of various nuts (including cashews), raisin and dark chocolate that I used to put in my PB&J sandwiches before or during rides. It was quite good and crunchy!
04-05-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,374
Posted By Mitkraft

Not one that makes any sense. Iím not vegetarian...

Not one that makes any sense. Iím not vegetarian btw, just donít see the need to bash them or perpetuate misinformation.
04-05-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Mitkraft

Nice! I think I’d like that ride.

Nice! I think I’d like that ride.
04-05-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,424
Posted By Mitkraft

Love all those shiny DA and Campy parts! It’s...

Love all those shiny DA and Campy parts! It’s going to be pretty!
Forum: BMX
04-05-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,555
Posted By Mitkraft

I built my gravel bike with an older Redline...

I built my gravel bike with an older Redline frame and I have no complaints.
04-05-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,498
Posted By Mitkraft

The problem with combo locks is the number of...

The problem with combo locks is the number of combinations. The number of possible combos is basically the counting numbers (including all zeroes) so a 3 digit lock has only 1000 combos and a 4...
04-05-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,374
Posted By Mitkraft

No, Vegans don’t need to stop any more frequently...

No, Vegans don’t need to stop any more frequently on average that non-vegans. There is also no need to insult them as a group.
Forum: Touring
04-04-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By Mitkraft

So awesome! As a fan of all of those thank you...

So awesome! As a fan of all of those thank you for sharing that story!
Forum: Commuting
04-04-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,646
Posted By Mitkraft

Yes except with one caveat: Smokers for the most...

Yes except with one caveat: Smokers for the most part were less conspicuous because of how restricted they were. Vapers seem to think they can do it anywhere because "It's completely harmless you...
04-04-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,169
Posted By Mitkraft

Fortunately (or unfortunately) I live and travel...

Fortunately (or unfortunately) I live and travel in many places where police are bored and free to jack with motorists and on occasion cyclist.

Funny story, I was once pulled over (while driving a...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,646
Posted By Mitkraft

Oh good grief don't get me started on the...

Oh good grief don't get me started on the obnoxious vape clouds! Also caused by people intentionally modifying the device to produce said result btw.
04-04-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,169
Posted By Mitkraft

Ahh, that is indeed news to me. Hard to tell...

Ahh, that is indeed news to me. Hard to tell from the summary but I'd be curious where all it applies to motorcycles and if in those places it applies to all the situations (treating a stop sign as...
04-04-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,169
Posted By Mitkraft

This is news to me. Are you certain its a law in...

This is news to me. Are you certain its a law in places you think it is and not just something you've been told? Everywhere I'm aware of the traffic laws say motorcycles follow all the same signal...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Mitkraft

Don't have to try hard to convince me of that....

Don't have to try hard to convince me of that. Hanging out on bikeforums for much time can bring you to the same conclusion.
04-01-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,175
Posted By Mitkraft

Now thats something I can relate to! Iíve...

Now thats something I can relate to! Iíve refurbed many trash and curb finds over the years but no road ones yet, Iím sure itís a matter of time.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,646
Posted By Mitkraft

Oh yeah, I live in Texas so we have a ton of...

Oh yeah, I live in Texas so we have a ton of those tools trying to see how much smoke they can make. Often with a bumper or rear window sticker saying "Got Smoke?" Truly obnoxious! I didn't even...
04-01-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,102
Posted By Mitkraft

Yes they can! :D

Yes they can! :D
04-01-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,102
Posted By Mitkraft

Maybe asking for marital, medical, or legal...

Maybe asking for marital, medical, or legal advice?
04-01-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,102
Posted By Mitkraft

All other things being equal (which is entirely...

All other things being equal (which is entirely impossible) I'm fairly certain the effects of added weight will be least if it is on the bike somewhere other than the wheels. Rotating weight on the...
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