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Forum: Recumbent
07-31-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,856
Posted By zbicyclist

Recumbent found on I-55 near Chicago

I saw this today, presumably lost by someone who needs a better rack:



--a customer found a Sun Seeker Zephyr 700 recumbent on Interstate 55 Sunday night in the left lane. it is in my shop, and...
Forum: For Sale
03-18-18, 11:32 AM
12-19-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,728
Posted By zbicyclist

Thanks, mwl001. Nothing wrong with the Cypress...

Thanks, mwl001. Nothing wrong with the Cypress (which he's done 60+ miles a day on more than once). Just checking for other opinions before locking him in.
12-19-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,728
Posted By zbicyclist

Picking a bike for a friend: TODAY. Giant Roam, Escape or Cypress

My friend Mark is turning 60, and has ridden his Giant Cypress into the ground. He's got about a 15 mile (one way) commute on potholey roads and unpaved bike path / bridle path. We got on a bike...
12-19-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By zbicyclist

I'm in the Chicago area and I use studs in the...

I'm in the Chicago area and I use studs in the winter (Nokian Haak 106s, about 14 years old. These tires hold up.)

But I'm one of few Chicago area cyclists who use studs in the winter. So, useful...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3,904
Views: 706,733
Posted By zbicyclist

Longer rides

I've had mine for a week, and took it up to Michigan last weekend. I did rides of 57 and 52 miles with no problem. It rides like a hybrid, not a road bike or mountain bike.

I got up the dune...
Forum: Foo
11-20-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By zbicyclist

[QUOTE=deraltekluge;5666299] And of course...

[QUOTE=deraltekluge;5666299]

And of course having more cards in bingo improves your chances of winning, just as playing more sets of numbers in a lottery improves your chances there.
[QUOTE]
...
09-17-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By zbicyclist

Congratulations! I think I was just...

Congratulations!

I think I was just off-camera when this picture was taken -- I remember the person taking the picture asking you to hold up your bike in front of you.

Didn't realize this...
Forum: Foo
10-23-06, 07:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,365
Posted By zbicyclist

1. Yes - send some! 2. 56

1. Yes - send some!
2. 56
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-06, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By zbicyclist

Thanks. This is impressive, but his Twenty has...

Thanks. This is impressive, but his Twenty has modifications mine doesn't currently have. The most notable is the folding handlebars -- I've still got the standard ones. It's a bit of a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-06, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By zbicyclist

Raleigh Twenty: what's a good case / duffel?

I have a Raleigh Twenty that I would use more if I could put it in a case -- like a duffel bag.

If you have a bag that fits, could you let me know the specific bag?

Or, failing that, at least...
07-29-06, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,617
Posted By zbicyclist

There's the slingshot design, which replaces the...

There's the slingshot design, which replaces the bottom tube with a cable under tension. Not only do these fold, the cable provides suspension -- otherwise hard to get on a road bike. However, I...
04-21-06, 08:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,423
Posted By zbicyclist

23% -- If I owned a pink car, I would be just...

23% -- If I owned a pink car, I would be just like Bill Gates (and the Windows operating system) and call it "magenta".
04-02-06, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,291
Posted By zbicyclist

Angle dust helps you corner better. ;)

Angle dust helps you corner better. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,742
Posted By zbicyclist

I don't know that mountain bike tires are...

I don't know that mountain bike tires are necessarily better on wet pavement. Rough pavement, potholes, gravel, snow, sure. But I'm not sure about wet.

Could you have been going too fast for...
Forum: Foo
01-25-06, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,542
Posted By zbicyclist

Some of these may be urban legends, but they are...

Some of these may be urban legends, but they are also darned funny stories.

I briefly worked as a porter in a motel/restaurant. Part of my job was running the dishwasher after breakfast and...
01-18-06, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 927
Posted By zbicyclist

That's easy. They use those extra seconds (and...

That's easy. They use those extra seconds (and then some!) to get out of their vehicle and complain to everyone around them about how someone else slowed them up.
12-17-05, 10:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,909
Posted By zbicyclist

I took a quick look -- I haven't been over to the...

I took a quick look -- I haven't been over to the Bicycling Magazine forums in a long time. That might be an interesting way to phrase the challenge. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Foo
12-16-05, 09:36 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 775,037
Posted By zbicyclist

Velvet Underground

Velvet Underground
12-16-05, 06:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,909
Posted By zbicyclist

I finished my "century a month in 2005" TODAY!...

I finished my "century a month in 2005" TODAY! Thanks for asking.

It's my resolution, so I can make up my own rules. If it's below/near freezing, a metric century (62 miles) suffices. Today I did...
Forum: Foo
12-03-05, 04:39 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 775,037
Posted By zbicyclist

dust

dust
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-05, 09:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,838
Posted By zbicyclist

Those Oakland Raiders always have a reputation as...

Those Oakland Raiders always have a reputation as outlaws, but I hadn't heard anything bad about Lincoln.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/2/2456/
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-05, 09:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,838
Posted By zbicyclist

I heard this anecdote a few years ago, and will...

I heard this anecdote a few years ago, and will probably garble it a bit. A group of French schoolchildren, possibly exchange students, were visiting the midwest in the 1990's and wanted to meet...
11-19-05, 10:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,684
Posted By zbicyclist

Let's review here. * There are 20 of them. *...

Let's review here.
* There are 20 of them.
* If 20% of the homeless are mentally unstable and 10% are high at a given time, that means -- approximately -- that you have 4 mentally unstable people...
Forum: Foo
11-19-05, 10:14 AM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 775,037
Posted By zbicyclist

half-full

half-full
Forum: Foo
11-18-05, 08:55 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 775,037
Posted By zbicyclist

Brrng Brnng (like a bell)

Brrng Brnng
(like a bell)
Forum: Foo
11-18-05, 08:49 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 775,037
Posted By zbicyclist

RReeppeettiittiioouuss

RReeppeettiittiioouuss
Forum: Foo
11-18-05, 09:42 AM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 775,037
Posted By zbicyclist

Neon

Neon
Forum: Foo
11-17-05, 09:28 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 775,037
Posted By zbicyclist

wheeel

wheeel
Forum: Foo
11-17-05, 09:18 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 775,037
Posted By zbicyclist

downhill

downhill
Forum: Foo
11-17-05, 09:04 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 775,037
Posted By zbicyclist

dessert

dessert
11-06-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By zbicyclist

Peter White is definitely a good choice for...

Peter White is definitely a good choice for buying remotely. If the poster is in Chicago, Rapid Transit usually has them (North Avenue, near Damen and Milwaukee).
11-01-05, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By zbicyclist

Wise beyond your years?

Wise beyond your years?
11-01-05, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By zbicyclist

A Schwinn shop should have known better ... but...

A Schwinn shop should have known better ... but it's only the old guys in the old Schwinn shops that accurately remember about the old proprietary system.

For an informative and humorous article...
10-30-05, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,296
Posted By zbicyclist

On your site, it says " If you are a night rider...

On your site, it says " If you are a night rider you ... you probably want to consider getting a headlight"

So far as I know, every state REQUIRES a headlight when riding at night, for good reason.
10-30-05, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,296
Posted By zbicyclist

All I know is: I have several Cateye lights, each...

All I know is: I have several Cateye lights, each of which uses the same mount and uses 4 AA batteries. The halogens are MUCH brighter, but last 3 hours or so. The LED's last much longer, but aren't...
10-29-05, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By zbicyclist

You should be able to get something that will...

You should be able to get something that will work. There are still 24 inch bikes sold. Here, for example, is a 24 inch bicycle available at Wal-mart for $73 -- with dual suspension!...
10-29-05, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By zbicyclist

Find the serial number and compare it to this...

Find the serial number and compare it to this listing: http://oldroads.com/sh_sn.asp

What you have on this Schwinn Caliente sounds like a Shimano Positron II drive system. I have a woman's...
10-27-05, 08:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,117
Posted By zbicyclist

On a crowded bike rack, this could be an...

On a crowded bike rack, this could be an accident. I've watched another rider do this while he was in a hurry to lock up and run for the incoming train. (He wasn't happy to have this pointed out to...
10-27-05, 08:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,113
Posted By zbicyclist

No naked pictures of Sheldon, for which we can be...

No naked pictures of Sheldon, for which we can be thankful.
There is this picture of Sheldon and his wife, in full wedding regalia, on a tandem
http://sheldonbrown.org/images/tandem-wedding.jpeg
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-05, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,195
Posted By zbicyclist

Nicely fitted out Raleigh Twenty. My eyes must...

Nicely fitted out Raleigh Twenty. My eyes must be going. I see a double chain ring in the front, but can't see a front derailleur. There seems to be no rear derailleur to take up the slack. So, is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-05, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By zbicyclist

According to Sheldon Brown (actually a bit more...

According to Sheldon Brown (actually a bit more reliable than parts of the Bible): "Twentys are designed to take a 1 1/8" seat post, and come with a heavy steel one, which may not be long enough for...
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By zbicyclist

Can anybody give me a reference to what these...

Can anybody give me a reference to what these types of races mean? What's a "miss out" or a "Madison" or a "Danish"? The velodrome near me (Northbrook, IL) is opening again after being closed for...
04-29-05, 12:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,759
Posted By zbicyclist

Amish and Mennonites reflect a variety of...

Amish and Mennonites reflect a variety of opinions. There seemed to be a lot of bikes in the Amish areas of northeastern Indiana the last time I was riding there. These seemed to be older, plain...
04-26-05, 08:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,759
Posted By zbicyclist

Abduction is rare. "a comprehensive study by the ...

Abduction is rare. "a comprehensive study by the
Justice Department" which showed "'stereotypical kidnappings' ... in which
children were taken by strangers who intended to keep them, held at least...
04-25-05, 08:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,615
Posted By zbicyclist

An alternative would be to operate out of a van....

An alternative would be to operate out of a van. I was fixing a flat in Michigan last week and a woman stopped to chat. She's operating a bike shop that comes to you. She had been wrenching at a...
04-10-05, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By zbicyclist

At my last physical, I agreed with my doctor that...

At my last physical, I agreed with my doctor that I would have the protein test if my HDL was still low next year. He'd just talked me into a colonoscopy and a pulmonary function test, and I don't...
04-09-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By zbicyclist

I lost the weight by being on Pritikin for about...

I lost the weight by being on Pritikin for about two years. That's very low fat.

Then my daughters became 1 vegan and 1 vegetarian, and as a result I started eating rather little meat, although I...
04-09-05, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By zbicyclist

I have had the same problem since the days when I...

I have had the same problem since the days when I was fat and smoking (15 years ago): low cholesterol, but HDL too low as well. Losing weight and exercising have helped a lot of things, but not the...
04-09-05, 07:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,626
Posted By zbicyclist

I have this problem, but just on my little finger...

I have this problem, but just on my little finger and half my ring finger (which maps to specific nerves). This is a result of a fall on the ice as a pedestrian in 1989. It was weird at first, but...
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