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03-19-13, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By Kimmitt

Semi-Recumbent

Any tips on finding one that doesn't break the bank? I really like the Hase Pino, but I just don't have $5k to drop on it. The design is perfect for my issue -- I'm a lot more experienced a rider...
Forum: Touring
03-19-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,630
Posted By Kimmitt

I don't own a front rack and pannier set...

I don't own a front rack and pannier set (spendy), but when I've ridden them I've really liked how they help balance the load and keep the weight low.
Forum: Touring
02-18-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,663
Posted By Kimmitt

Whoa, good info.

Whoa, good info.
12-23-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,875
Posted By Kimmitt

Deleted for pointlessness.

Deleted for pointlessness.
09-05-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Kimmitt

I wonder if we should examine how the countries...

I wonder if we should examine how the countries with low crime rates do things, rather than mindlessly ape the brutality of the countries with high crime rates.
09-05-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By Kimmitt

Yeah, it's the wickable thing. You don't have to...

Yeah, it's the wickable thing. You don't have to spend a ton, but cotton and poly aren't great for long rides, so if you do wear them, bust out the baby powda.
09-05-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By Kimmitt

I've ridden in Vibrams -- there are two basic...

I've ridden in Vibrams -- there are two basic issues. The first is that your toe is farther out than in regular style shoes, so you can catch it on stuff. The second is that the pedal teeth bite...
09-05-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By Kimmitt

I just wanted to third this -- get a cheap bike...

I just wanted to third this -- get a cheap bike to get to know how you and your body like to cycle, then buy an expensive one once you know what you like.
09-05-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By Kimmitt

I actually changed how I rode for a couple years...

I actually changed how I rode for a couple years after my one serious accident, where I went OTB. I rode nothing but cruisers for about a year and a half, until I started wanting to ride mountain...
05-30-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By Kimmitt

I used to work for a bike charity, and the thing...

I used to work for a bike charity, and the thing about those Kulanas is that once they start to fall apart, they just don't stop. My suggestion is to cut your losses and harvest for parts.
05-30-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Kimmitt

I am very fond of my Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires.

I am very fond of my Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires.
05-30-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,920
Posted By Kimmitt

Also, hybrid bikes are sub-awesome. Anyways,...

Also, hybrid bikes are sub-awesome.

Anyways, go with what works for you.
04-21-11, 07:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,399
Posted By Kimmitt

The biggest thing I would say is to buy a decent...

The biggest thing I would say is to buy a decent book and read it. You don't know what you don't know.
04-15-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,024
Posted By Kimmitt

Yeah, sorry, man. Give the buyer more or less...

Yeah, sorry, man. Give the buyer more or less whatever he wants and beg for forgiveness.
03-09-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,268
Posted By Kimmitt

You cannot beat the xtracycle for groceries. ...

You cannot beat the xtracycle for groceries. It's basically a car.
02-08-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By Kimmitt

I agree that cyclists can make all manner of...

I agree that cyclists can make all manner of terrible errors, but that's not why we're hated. We are hated because we are happy and exercising and can find parking and aren't spending an infinite...
02-05-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By Kimmitt

This can be resolved with a simple thought...

This can be resolved with a simple thought experiment -- if bicyclists did religiously obey the rules of the road at all times, would they be much less hated by the cagers?

The answer is, no, of...
01-10-11, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,362
Posted By Kimmitt

Because they're short production run bicycles...

Because they're short production run bicycles without a drivetrain? I mean, a good bike frame is $400. Add wheels, and there you go.
Forum: Touring
10-24-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,150
Posted By Kimmitt

And hey, Surly now sells complete builds...

And hey, Surly now sells complete builds...
10-24-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,222
Posted By Kimmitt

Clearly, the Iranians need to pay their bankers...

Clearly, the Iranians need to pay their bankers more.
10-23-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,178
Posted By Kimmitt

Why buy poorly made athletic clothing? Seems...

Why buy poorly made athletic clothing? Seems like that's almost certain to rip.
10-23-10, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Kimmitt

Retro Grouch has a good point. Also, don't...

Retro Grouch has a good point.

Also, don't worry about getting the right bike first try. Either you've got cheap tastes, in which case entry level + a few mods is good. Or you don't, in which...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,159
Posted By Kimmitt

Ride around if you're nervous, but it's always a...

Ride around if you're nervous, but it's always a good idea to give any batch of pedestrians a wide berth; people on foot often miss bikes.

The other thing I'd make sure to do is to be very...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,736
Posted By Kimmitt

Remind me not to recommend you to my sister, man....

Remind me not to recommend you to my sister, man. Sheesh.

Anyways, +1 on the posters who took the time to demonstrate their level of reflectiveness and took their spouses seriously.
10-12-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,222
Posted By Kimmitt

Xizang: You've got it exactly. The reason people...

Xizang: You've got it exactly. The reason people are ok with bike thieves is because we do not pay bankers enough.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,863
Posted By Kimmitt

Hey, just a quick note -- it's worth reading...

Hey, just a quick note -- it's worth reading about the history of Europe's transition <i>to</i> bikes from cars in the 50s-90s. There are a lot of different things that worked, but there are also...
10-03-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,499
Posted By Kimmitt

Because many of us don't have Puritan body shame,...

Because many of us don't have Puritan body shame, so the issue is moot.
10-03-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,001
Posted By Kimmitt

I ride both upright on a cruiser and down on...

I ride both upright on a cruiser and down on drops. They're for different things. I like upright in traffic, because I wasn't going to go that fast anyway and I prefer how easy it is to see and...
10-03-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,051
Posted By Kimmitt

The approach I've used which has been successful...

The approach I've used which has been successful is to say that:

1) Wal-Mart bikes are designed to last 3-6 months, then be thrown away. They aren't a good point of comparison, and
2) If a...
09-22-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Kimmitt

Er . . . no. That's not how you're supposed to...

Er . . . no. That's not how you're supposed to wear it.
Forum: Touring
09-13-10, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By Kimmitt

The local University of Hawaii group Cycle Manoa...

The local University of Hawaii group Cycle Manoa has done tours on O'ahu and the Big Island. PM me if you'd like details.

I thought the Kona coast was an amazing moonscape, but I can see where...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,189
Posted By Kimmitt

Hire a lawyer.

Hire a lawyer.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,684
Posted By Kimmitt

You must be mistaking me for a researcher in...

You must be mistaking me for a researcher in either exogeology or petroleum science. I'm reporting what the current scientific consensus is. There is some support for the abiotic hypothesis, but it...
09-12-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,362
Posted By Kimmitt

Surly Trailer

http://surlybikes.com/blog/2386/

That's like the Cadillac of trailers, with almost everything you could ask for from a trailer, other than of course xtracycle compatibility.

But ye gods! The...
09-12-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,189
Posted By Kimmitt

The only American cars you should consider buying...

The only American cars you should consider buying are Fords, and those only from '08 or so or newer. Ford finally figured out that making cars that don't break all the time is the way to get repeat...
09-12-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By Kimmitt

It would be funny if her parents dropped the...

It would be funny if her parents dropped the hi-tech kid's parents. No reason to be mad at the kid for his parents' clownholery.
09-12-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By Kimmitt

Er, no, shopping isn't "fun," unless you're...

Er, no, shopping isn't "fun," unless you're spending someone else's money on things you don't care about.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 01:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,684
Posted By Kimmitt

He's referencing an alternative hypothesis with...

He's referencing an alternative hypothesis with some support; the current consensus is still that the vast majority of our oil comes from squished plants.
09-10-10, 01:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,186
Posted By Kimmitt

About 20 lbs, and I'm very happy at my current...

About 20 lbs, and I'm very happy at my current weight.
09-10-10, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By Kimmitt

15 seconds is enough for me to make a killing on...

15 seconds is enough for me to make a killing on the market, if I work at it.
09-10-10, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Kimmitt

If you have access to a good physical therapist,...

If you have access to a good physical therapist, he or she can recommend exercises that allow your leg muscles to take some of the strain off of the afflicted joints.

Aleve/ibuprofen is the killer...
09-07-10, 02:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,479
Posted By Kimmitt

I have a CF bike, and I start from a seated...

I have a CF bike, and I start from a seated position with a pushoff from the ground. It's not really surprising that the geometry tweaks on the CF bikes lead to some technique changes.
Forum: Commuting
09-07-10, 02:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,490
Posted By Kimmitt

x3 on converting a MTB or buying a decent cruiser.

x3 on converting a MTB or buying a decent cruiser.
Forum: Commuting
09-07-10, 02:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,282
Posted By Kimmitt

:thumb: OP, you did fine. It's perfectly...

:thumb: OP, you did fine. It's perfectly reasonable for you to try to go the prevailing speed of traffic if you can.
Forum: Commuting
09-07-10, 02:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kimmitt

You could split the difference and just get an...

You could split the difference and just get an IGH rear hub built up for the cross-check...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-10, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,659
Posted By Kimmitt

Some stories have a happy ending, and some cops...

Some stories have a happy ending, and some cops are both decent and good at their jobs.
09-05-10, 12:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,150
Posted By Kimmitt

You don't owe anyone an explanation of anything...

You don't owe anyone an explanation of anything you do with your money.

If you choose to give one, that's fine, but if they persist beyond a point where you're interested, you can say, "I gave...
09-05-10, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Kimmitt

Just a :thumb: to the OP for committing to the...

Just a :thumb: to the OP for committing to the journey. It takes a while, but you do get somewhere.
09-05-10, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,317
Posted By Kimmitt

These are everywhere in HI, and they're pretty...

These are everywhere in HI, and they're pretty darn cute. Right up a 12 year old's sense of humor, too.
09-05-10, 12:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,232
Posted By Kimmitt

Ride your way and model for the rest of us. :)

Ride your way and model for the rest of us. :)
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