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02-22-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,990
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Pretty much agree; but there ARE school systems...

Pretty much agree; but there ARE school systems that "cheap out" on transportation, essentially "forcing" parents to haul their kids back and forth. The local public school system here is one such...
02-19-16, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2,743
Views: 606,171
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

505532505533A destroyed rotator cuff required...

505532505533A destroyed rotator cuff required this transition from a 2" MTB riser.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,349
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Almost 4GB of music/talk on my Galaxy Core Prime,...

Almost 4GB of music/talk on my Galaxy Core Prime, and most of the time, I listen going home. This results from listening to the talk portions at the end of the workday, and just carrying it over. ...
02-19-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Interesting POV...but wrong. It's only folks...

Interesting POV...but wrong. It's only folks like you that are trying to skew results for an agenda.

"greater danger on the sidewalks"....about as factually accurate as "the fact of Jesus Christ...
02-19-16, 09:57 PM
02-19-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,777
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

16" cruiser, brush-painted sky blue. 20"...

16" cruiser, brush-painted sky blue.
20" Schwinn Stingray.
3-speed Huffy cruiser...mistake.
10-speed Schwinn.
12-speed no-name...mistake.
Another 12-speed no-name...mistake.
Third 12-speed...
02-19-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,985
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

It'll work; the SHIFTER and CASSETTE must match...

It'll work; the SHIFTER and CASSETTE must match -- the derailleurs are dumb machines, just follow the leader. The ONLY time a shifter and derailleur won't communicate properly is when you mix...
02-19-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 55,114
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Huffy, Roadmaster, Quest, Magna, Motiv.... ...

Huffy, Roadmaster, Quest, Magna, Motiv....

Considering what the '08 recession did to their product line, I'd have to include Haro.

Motobecane.
02-19-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,466
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

I've bent several Presta valve cores; as long as...

I've bent several Presta valve cores; as long as they seal when I tighten them back down, it doesn't matter.
02-17-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,990
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Okay.......... a 72-y-o driver, PULLING OUT...

Okay..........

a 72-y-o driver, PULLING OUT OF A HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT, who does not look for anyone coming/crossing in front of him (obviously), does not even FEEL the impact..........

And...
02-17-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,597
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

"The bird" a THREATENING gesture....? ...

"The bird" a THREATENING gesture....?

'Rationale'....lol
02-17-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,597
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

I find it amusing that you deign to lecture ME...

I find it amusing that you deign to lecture ME about life, and EXCUSE barbarism as "human nature". I certainly hope you've done your time in uniform to help formulate that stance, otherwise, you...
02-15-16, 01:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,597
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

There is no verbal or gestural 'provocation' that...

There is no verbal or gestural 'provocation' that warrants violence. Quote me a law that says otherwise or crawl back in the jungle.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 11,302
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

According to my old Army buddies who served over...

According to my old Army buddies who served over there, it's verbalization of a gesture we like to use...a certain finger......
02-13-16, 12:07 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,333
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

NO ONE with three digits of IQ has to make ANY...

NO ONE with three digits of IQ has to make ANY assumptions. Most CHOOSE to do so because the wimple act of THOUGHT is too cumbersome.
02-13-16, 12:05 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,333
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

More presuppositional fallacies than Pat...

More presuppositional fallacies than Pat Robertson...nice.

My town "specifies" it as in it SPECIFICALLY enumerates the allowances and limits of the practice. Simple enough? Hope so, it doesn't...
02-11-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,333
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Only a self-important walking sphincter makes...

Only a self-important walking sphincter makes judgmental statements like that, deciding on his/her own that ALL riders MUST ride as he/she does, or is a lesser rider and human being, unworthy of any...
02-10-16, 01:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

I own more bits of cold-weather 'layering' than...

I own more bits of cold-weather 'layering' than almost anything else. Coats/jackets, insulated coveralls, winter-weight tights, gloves, neck gaiters & balaclavas.

I only skip a commute or grocery...
02-10-16, 12:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,563
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

503752This is the Kona, just before the first...

503752This is the Kona, just before the first commute.

503753And now, 4 years later.
02-10-16, 12:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,993
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

A longer fork makes it easier for the frame to...

A longer fork makes it easier for the frame to snap just behind the head tube. Engineering math be damned, there's a wealth of precedent out there for it.

Just playing around a bit on DH trails? ...
02-10-16, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

When you adjust that derailleur cable tension,...

When you adjust that derailleur cable tension, give it just a TINY fraction extra tension towards the bigger cogs; for some reason, that seems to smooth things out a bit better when actually...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-16, 12:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,752
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

I'm kinda big, and a fit freak, so my bike would...

I'm kinda big, and a fit freak, so my bike would go with me. I'd also make sure that security for the bike was as good as I could make it -- assorted locks, locking skewers, ball bearings silicone'd...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-16, 12:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,586
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Now, and for the last 7 years, it's been short...

Now, and for the last 7 years, it's been short and simple. I'm 2 miles from work, and I worked out a handful of routes that measured out as far as 7 miles, just for fun. Most of those have gone by...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-16, 11:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,137
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

I'm looking at a couple of these -- one for me,...

I'm looking at a couple of these -- one for me, one for my daughter:

https://www.etrailer.com/p-8218DPS.html

Master has been good to me. I also have an OnGuard (cheapie, but still useful) and...
02-09-16, 11:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,333
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Wow, I'm glad this finally came out right. ...

Wow, I'm glad this finally came out right.

I've often thought about the central question here -- LEO knowledge of the law. No, they can't be expected to "know all the minutae" of the law...which...
02-06-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,394
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Ironic that I find this thread......... Tore...

Ironic that I find this thread.........

Tore my left RC in three places on Oct. 9 last; I was TOLD it happened months before, and all I did was aggravate it. BS.

I was removed from the...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-16, 09:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,000
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Since 2000.

Since 2000.
02-06-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Couldn't care less if you doubt me -- it's been...

Couldn't care less if you doubt me -- it's been my career. And re-do the math, since my DAYS OFF only involved working on family bikes.

Your "concern" for my feelings is touching; save it for...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,190
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Rubber or silicone strips inside plumber's...

Rubber or silicone strips inside plumber's strapping around the lower fork legs can hold the lower fender mounts. Depending on the upper mount, something similar can happen at the crown. Totally...
02-02-16, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,750
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

I've done a dozen headsets with 2x4s and a...

I've done a dozen headsets with 2x4s and a deadblow mallet. Just do so with care.

My threaded rod/washer assembly didn't do jack, BTW..........
02-02-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,900
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Schwinn, we have a man who lives at 1600...

Schwinn, we have a man who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. who's a constitutional lawyer. Unless you can show me equivalent credentials, I think you need to shut it about what's unconstitutional.
...
02-02-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Even Wal-Mart Huffys get caged ball bearings. ...

Even Wal-Mart Huffys get caged ball bearings. THAT'S bottom-rung, IMO. Never encountered WD-40 in the grease, either. Some makes just wave the bearings at the grease, but no WD.
02-02-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Your GUESS about the cause for it carries no more...

Your GUESS about the cause for it carries no more weight than if 'god' did it. If you don't have an explanation, you don't have an explanation.

Some types of grease, when they don't have enough...
01-31-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Everyone else answered your supply question. ...

Everyone else answered your supply question.

I have to say that your suspicion about the problem with the old is inaccurate. Unless you used some really garbage grease, there will be no...
01-31-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,917
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Shimano? WHO uses THAT? LOL (I have XT cable...

Shimano? WHO uses THAT? LOL (I have XT cable housing and a Deore crankset)

Experience tells me I am a human torque wrench.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Trade ya! I've got an inoperable rotator...

Trade ya!

I've got an inoperable rotator cuff tear, three tendons; permanent condition, have to live with it. Had to adapt the bike to keep riding -- no more bunnyhops for this kid.

On the up...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 11,302
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

I just drop some epithet-ic phrase, like "ahhh,...

I just drop some epithet-ic phrase, like "ahhh, blow THIS!" Or, "Horn blows, does the driver?" Or, on shorter-tempered days, the simple Shi Pali Ma.
01-30-16, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,917
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

LIGHTLY grease all threaded fasteners (screws &...

LIGHTLY grease all threaded fasteners (screws & bolts) that you install. Oil the chain.

If you're installing the headset yourself, a little grease on the outside of the cups where they insert is...
01-30-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

I've had several near misses over the years, and...

I've had several near misses over the years, and the excuse ALWAYS is, "I didn't expect you to be there!"

EXCUSE ME, idiots -- if all you had to worry about was what you EXPECTED, you wouldn't...
01-28-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,700
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Got onto clipless in '03, stayed until a couple...

Got onto clipless in '03, stayed until a couple months ago. The right design helps make the decision...if I'd stayed with SPD's, I'd have been off them years ago. ATACs treated me SO much better. ...
01-28-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,869
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Yeah, the cantilever posts don't like paint coats.

Yeah, the cantilever posts don't like paint coats.
Forum: Commuting
01-26-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 7,647
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Wow...that was some SERIOUS trolling you were...

Wow...that was some SERIOUS trolling you were dealing with.

Your point on the 2nd reply here was pretty much ON -- but I'd keep it simpler. Whatever acceptable means you use to reduce recurring...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 7,647
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Because of my injury, I was forced to make some...

Because of my injury, I was forced to make some alterations to the bike. Spent about $60. First actual money in almost two years. (Unfortunately, I "blew" another $60 on new clipless shoes -- it...
01-26-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,595
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

In '07, I bought a frame, fork, wheels, and boxes...

In '07, I bought a frame, fork, wheels, and boxes of parts, and spent 8 wonderful (bitterly cold and snowy) days assembling my Jamis Dakar XLT 1.0.

By the time I got done buying and building, I'd...
01-26-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,726
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

There are points on both sides. I remember (and...

There are points on both sides. I remember (and still possess) articles written about responsible trail use by mountain bikers ("we must regulate ourselves, or someone else will regulate us, likely...
01-26-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,221
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

I enjoyed the movie; fun and entertaining. ...

I enjoyed the movie; fun and entertaining.

Some people expect EVERY movie to be a thought-provoking, inspiring bit of celluloid immortality. They are foolish.

Boil it down -- people who make...
01-24-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

OP, the revoshifts for 7-speed (yes, you have to...

OP, the revoshifts for 7-speed (yes, you have to match the labeled number of speeds for shifters with the number of gears you have front & rear, no cross-matching) are just about as good as it gets...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,684
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

Enunciate my dirty words so they can read my...

Enunciate my dirty words so they can read my lips, stink-eye them, and roll.
01-22-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

At work, I use a Park stand, about 55" off the...

At work, I use a Park stand, about 55" off the ground; I use a chair to work on the front end.

My stand at home (Feedback Recreational) is about 6" higher, no need to sit unless I'm doing front...
01-22-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,224
Posted By CrippledKonaBoy

My town applied sharrows to ONE street; while...

My town applied sharrows to ONE street; while they were well placed on the pavement, they picked one of the worst streets in town FOR them -- right on front of the housing project known locally as...
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