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11-16-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,524
Posted By Skipjacks

I've NOT bought 2 bikes off Craigslist They...

I've NOT bought 2 bikes off Craigslist

They looked good online.

I showed up with cash. And walked away. 1 just didn't fit my quite right. The other had a broken shifter and wasn't worth the...
11-16-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Skipjacks

Sharks, too. I haven't seen a single shark...

Sharks, too.

I haven't seen a single shark on the streets since installing a headlight.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,496
Posted By Skipjacks

This. Bad guys are usually opportunists....

This.

Bad guys are usually opportunists. Muggers need someone to not be paying attention to their surroundings to attack. The extra 3 to 4 seconds you might get by being aware of what's around...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,496
Posted By Skipjacks

Why not? Honest question

Why not?

Honest question
Replies: 73
Views: 23,358
Posted By Skipjacks

Generically speaking.... I just got a pair...

Generically speaking....

I just got a pair of 20mm pedal extenders and they are a game changer for my knees.

I absolutely did not believe that 20mm could possibly make much of a difference.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,302
Posted By Skipjacks

This is the answer. Even if the industrial...

This is the answer.

Even if the industrial route is 20% longer...take it. Learn it. Love it. Never go through dangerous neighborhoods. There are just too many people to keep an eye on at once....
Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,302
Posted By Skipjacks

Cops usually understand this too. I once...

Cops usually understand this too.

I once ran a red light in a car in Baltimore because of gang activity on the corner (I was lost). A cop saw, me...pulled me over a few blocks up and asked why I...
10-30-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,379
Posted By Skipjacks

No idea what John is riding but whatever bike...

No idea what John is riding but whatever bike Yoko was riding probably went out of business after the company's board of directors suddenly all had creative differences with each other and refused to...
10-30-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,445
Posted By Skipjacks

There are giant ****** bags in the world. ...

There are giant ****** bags in the world.

They hide in daylight. They come out online.

If you can't deal with that, the internet is the wrong place for you. But you'll rarely see them on the...
10-22-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,940
Posted By Skipjacks

Put some Penzoil in a water pistol and...

Put some Penzoil in a water pistol and boom....you're the Bat Bike.

Wanna automate it? Just get a windshield washer tank and pump from an older car, hook it up to a small battery and put a button...
10-22-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,940
Posted By Skipjacks

So was most of the tech developed for the Space...

So was most of the tech developed for the Space Race in the 60's

In the public sector none of those solutions had problems they could solve. But once the solutions were out there, we found...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By Skipjacks

Buy a new helmet. They don't last forever.

Buy a new helmet.

They don't last forever.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,663
Posted By Skipjacks

Foggy. I couldn't see 100 feet. It was...

Foggy.

I couldn't see 100 feet. It was insane. We don't get fog like that around here but maybe once every couple years. Today was the first day I was riding in it.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,962
Posted By Skipjacks

I have bar ends in the middle like that. ...

I have bar ends in the middle like that.

They service 2 purposes on my flat bar commuter....first they give me alternate hand positions so I don't get numb. Second they are great for hill...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,306
Posted By Skipjacks

I have that Suntour fork on my bike It has...

I have that Suntour fork on my bike

It has it's place. On a really rough road when my hands / arms are just tired...it can smooth things out a little bit and make a more comfortable ride. The...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By Skipjacks

Well for starters....it may well be illegal to be...

Well for starters....it may well be illegal to be that close to the tracks. It depends on the state and the railroad. Check first.

If it is legal....if you are talking about riding on the ballast...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,306
Posted By Skipjacks

How "Off road" If it's not lots of bumps and...

How "Off road"

If it's not lots of bumps and tree roots and rocks....skip the front suspension. If it's just hard pack dirt without a lot of hard impacts...still skip the front suspension. If it's...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,948
Posted By Skipjacks

I think it's Topeak that has a really big cage...

I think it's Topeak that has a really big cage with mounting holes to fit standard bottle cage mounts. (There are also probably 900 other companies that make something similar)

It looks like a...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,564
Posted By Skipjacks

I agree. No bike light is brighter than a...

I agree.

No bike light is brighter than a car's headlight or tail lights. They are small, usually single LED. They are not brighter than halogen headlamps aimed at your face. They just aren't. So...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,564
Posted By Skipjacks

Yeah, I just skip the nesting doll posts. I...

Yeah, I just skip the nesting doll posts.

I can't make heads or tails out of them.

Jim seems like a nice guy and I think he has valid commentary to offer most of the time. But it's just too...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By Skipjacks

This. Aside from lights, the tire sidewalls...

This.

Aside from lights, the tire sidewalls are the brightest thing on my bike when headlights are shining on them.
09-19-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By Skipjacks

That is a false statement. There are a lot...

That is a false statement.

There are a lot of things that are still made in the USA. Not everything is imported.

Hershey still makes chocolate bars right in Pennsylvania. I have seen the...
09-18-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By Skipjacks

Sure...if that is a Lazer helmet on Amazon and...

Sure...if that is a Lazer helmet on Amazon and not a cheap Chinese knock off

Amazon is chock full of knock offs for every product in their inventory. And I've seen some of the bike helmets that...
09-13-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,463
Posted By Skipjacks

Try something like this... (not necessarily this...

Try something like this... (not necessarily this one. This was just the first on the Amazon search)
...
08-28-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By Skipjacks

If the shorts fall off, they are too big. ...

If the shorts fall off, they are too big.

If they stay on, but your voice goes up a few octaves, they are too small.
08-27-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,530
Posted By Skipjacks

You assume a lot I ride a rail trail...

You assume a lot

I ride a rail trail regularly that has cross walks painted at every intersection of the trail and a main road

Am I supposed to avoid that crossing because there is a crosswalk...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,180
Posted By Skipjacks

Because it's dangerous to cede the right of way. ...

Because it's dangerous to cede the right of way.

First off, it puts the slower bike in front of the faster car. That's just dumb.

Second, it prevents everyone else in the area from knowing...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,799
Posted By Skipjacks

How about safety glasses that you'd use while...

How about safety glasses that you'd use while operating machinery or working in a chemical lab?

They aren't made for cycling. But they are clear and usually come in sizes specifically made to fit...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,128
Posted By Skipjacks

Ricky Bobby said "If you're not first, you're...

Ricky Bobby said "If you're not first, you're last"

I don't like to be boxed in like that. I can be both!
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,128
Posted By Skipjacks

Yeah...but you should see how tight the pack is....

Yeah...but you should see how tight the pack is. Exactly one bike length the whole time!
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By Skipjacks

This. Words to live by, right here.

This.

Words to live by, right here.
08-12-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,989
Posted By Skipjacks

I had a much funnier version of the pedestrian...

I had a much funnier version of the pedestrian thing about 2 weeks ago. I will add it here to lighten the mood...

One section of my commute, about 75 yards worth, is on a sidewalk. (Don't start...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,128
Posted By Skipjacks

This. I only ride by myself. But I...

This.

I only ride by myself.

But I finish first every single time!
08-02-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,057
Posted By Skipjacks

I tried CBD and Hemp products as an absolute...

I tried CBD and Hemp products as an absolute skeptic, thinking it was all a bunch of hogwash.

I noticed an immediate reduction in overall tension and soreness. The stuff works. A scientific study...
07-31-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,486
Posted By Skipjacks

You are spirit animal. This is exactly what...

You are spirit animal.

This is exactly what popped in my head when I read the OP
07-23-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,743
Posted By Skipjacks

I didn't read this thoroughly....but it looks...

I didn't read this thoroughly....but it looks like a write up of how to do what I said in the post above
...
07-23-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,743
Posted By Skipjacks

Without actually trying this....(keep this in...

Without actually trying this....(keep this in mind...this post is 100% theoretical)....I would think you could rig both the front and the back brake levers to be on the right handlebar so your right...
07-23-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Skipjacks

That's what she said.

That's what she said.
07-22-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,904
Posted By Skipjacks

The rider the OP witnessed was obviously flashing...

The rider the OP witnessed was obviously flashing gang signs, as everyone knows women on bike trails are notoriously involved with gang activity. I mean duh....

Either that or she was telling the...
07-19-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,107
Posted By Skipjacks

Where you live is critically important. You...

Where you live is critically important.

You live in Georgia. So you are used to Georgia heat and humidity. It's normal to your body. But someone from Siberia would die in 95 degree heat with...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 148,485
Posted By Skipjacks

I have found a guinea pig the last 3 times I...

I have found a guinea pig the last 3 times I rode.

I'm sure it's the same one as it's in the same place every time. Obviously it's a runaway pet. But every day it's sitting there in the same...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,600
Posted By Skipjacks

I like Cheap Trick. I'd have been at that show. ...

I like Cheap Trick. I'd have been at that show.

And I'm not exactly a fan of Flock of Seagulls, but I like them more than I like playing cards in the barracks so.....
07-18-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,864
Posted By Skipjacks

The stationary automated speed cameras we have...

The stationary automated speed cameras we have here and never calibrated. It's how they give tickets to parked cars. Even then the video is supposedly reviewed and signed off on by a human for each...
07-16-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,920
Posted By Skipjacks

Your first 2 posts on the site are a post in a...

Your first 2 posts on the site are a post in a dormant thread (about the most passive uninteresting topic in biking) with a weblink to a sales site, then a post saying that first post wasn't spam.
...
07-16-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,920
Posted By Skipjacks

Obvious spam is obvious.

Obvious spam is obvious.
07-16-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,435
Posted By Skipjacks

Do they have voice interfaces? I'll say...

Do they have voice interfaces?

I'll say "Hey robot? Divide 1 by 0" then watch it slowly overheat until it catches fire.
07-16-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,435
Posted By Skipjacks

It's robot fighting time!!! ...

It's robot fighting time!!!

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1007123809306939392/3Gc1nvdj_400x400.jpg


But seriously....I'll just rig up a system where this robot automatically stays 10...
07-15-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,429
Posted By Skipjacks

I see you have 'Irish gloves' to match my 'Irish...

I see you have 'Irish gloves' to match my 'Irish socks'.
07-15-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By Skipjacks

This. The Sirrus, and similar hybrids, are...

This.

The Sirrus, and similar hybrids, are GREAT for the urban ride where it can be like an obstacle course to dip and duck in and around curbs, potholes, suddenly dive out of the way or cars and...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,568
Posted By Skipjacks

For 10 miles I'd go with a slower but more robust...

For 10 miles I'd go with a slower but more robust frame that will make larger tires and pannier bags easy.

My commuter is a tank. It's not a bike I enjoy riding for 50 miles on the weekends (I...
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