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Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,505
Posted By acroy

nice write-up, RogerB... though i think i'm...

nice write-up, RogerB...
though i think i'm still party stuck in the 'assertive' zone. amazing how fast a minivan can go stop and turn corners :)
Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,896
Posted By acroy

our job isn't to train the motorists.... it's to...

our job isn't to train the motorists.... it's to get our shapely rear through the intersection safely, with minimal disruption. if cyclists are expected to roll through the intersection, do it. It's...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,138
Posted By acroy

still flat-free since going to tubless May 2007....

still flat-free since going to tubless May 2007. a couple scary moments, ran over a house key which lodged in the rear wheel (go figger) but kept enough pressure to finish the ride.

i routinely...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,371
Posted By acroy

zero in 2 yrs, down from 1 per 2-3 weeks ...

zero in 2 yrs, down from 1 per 2-3 weeks

tubeless rules all
02-11-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,999
Posted By acroy

Looks like the PBSF on Steady is about as bright...

Looks like the PBSF on Steady is about as bright as the Dinotte on Low - not bad for a little $20 bugger.
02-11-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,761
Posted By acroy

At the risk of further injuring this dead...

At the risk of further injuring this dead horse...

the two things I find very nice about the led flashlight setups, and have convinced me to keep on this route, are:
-simplicty
-reliability

A...
02-10-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By acroy

I was looking at the Electrolumens lights &...

I was looking at the Electrolumens lights & drop-ins. but they're kinda spendy and bigger flashlights then I prefer

Thanks for the pic of the ebay light vs. Trustfire
02-09-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By acroy

Thanks again, great info! is that Ebay light also...

Thanks again, great info! is that Ebay light also a flood? looks like a big ol' head, I tend to associate reflector size = throw.
02-09-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By acroy

bleh, just read that... 8xAA? c'mon. that sucker...

bleh, just read that... 8xAA? c'mon. that sucker is huge too... Dissapointed.
02-09-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By acroy

oooooo ...

oooooo
https://www.fenix-store.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_85&products_id=696
02-09-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By acroy

Thanks socalrider, lots of great info. I think...

Thanks socalrider, lots of great info. I think you're the person who mentioned the kaidomain light - it looked from the beamshot on the swebsite like it maybe got more of a throw, but it's juts a...
02-09-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By acroy

I had seen it, but dismissed it as too similar to...

I had seen it, but dismissed it as too similar to the P3d's I've got: similar runtime, beam pattern, brightness. Nice looking light though and does take the 18650 cell, a bonus in my book.
02-09-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By acroy

ANOTHER flashlight thread - recommendations pls!

Help me spend some $$ on new flashlights please!

I commute a lot at night, country & city. Around 1hr roundtrip.

For reference, I’m currently using Fenix P3D’s and really like the beam...
02-06-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,061
Posted By acroy

regardless, these are funny ads :)

regardless, these are funny ads :)
Forum: Commuting
02-06-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,249
Posted By acroy

If you have the option, go tubeless. ...

If you have the option, go tubeless.

Tubeless Rules All

The commute has no bike lanes and goes through a college area (lots of glass) and an industrial area (lots of scrap, tire wire, dead...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,853
Posted By acroy

post number 191 in this silly thread. Yay.

post number 191 in this silly thread. Yay.
02-05-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By acroy

:lol::thumb:

:lol::thumb:
Forum: Commuting
02-05-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,493
Posted By acroy

$240 a year what I have budgeted for chains &...

$240 a year what I have budgeted for chains & tires.

if you don't want your's Ill take it, thanks! I do accept Paypal.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,493
Posted By acroy

easy there spanky, the country was founded on...

easy there spanky, the country was founded on "right-wing-Christian-family-values-party" principles....:lol:
Forum: Commuting
01-29-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,441
Posted By acroy

depends how much you care about it - it's all in...

depends how much you care about it - it's all in your head ;)
for me, it makes a huge difference. I LOVE commuting on a sweet ride and HATE commuting on a non-sweet ride.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,199
Posted By acroy

Hell yeah! rode every day threw on the...

Hell yeah!
rode every day
threw on the studded tires and cruised on in, no sweat. Well, some sweat, but I overdressed a bit.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,388
Posted By acroy

Tubeless Rules All my commute has no bike...

Tubeless Rules All

my commute has no bike lanes and goes through a college area (lots of glass) and an industrial area (lots of scrap, tire wire, glass, dead animals).

Averaged 1 flat per week...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,146
Posted By acroy

I'm bucking the trend here - I don't like the...

I'm bucking the trend here - I don't like the Brooks. it felt weird and I could never get used to it. I put back on my trusty $40 (and half as heavy) WTB seat, and use it for anything under 20 miles....
01-15-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,266
Posted By acroy

Yes! we go through our whole house every 3-6mo to...

Yes! we go through our whole house every 3-6mo to get rid of stuff we don't need.
We don't live particulalry simply - we have a household of 4, a couple cars, bikes, toys of various descriptions......
01-15-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,639
Posted By acroy

I use a cell phone on the road - on the bike ;)...

I use a cell phone on the road - on the bike ;) No problems!
01-14-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,360
Posted By acroy

notice I'm after runtime as well... we're in the...

notice I'm after runtime as well... we're in the same boat! ;) How much runtime you after anyway? If you could get 2hrs on 1 batt would you be happy?

I hear rumors a well-built P7 can put out a...
01-14-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,360
Posted By acroy

I'm in the same boat - subscribing to thread! ;) ...

I'm in the same boat - subscribing to thread! ;)

the only reason I have not pulled the trigger on a P7 light is runtime on Hi. I want a solid 2hrs with single 18650. 2 batteries is too big &...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-08, 02:24 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,565
Posted By acroy

Criminals act outside the law. The victim can...

Criminals act outside the law. The victim can retailiate to protect his property.

Do whatever you want. A kick in the groin or shot of Mace in the face is good. Calling in the po-po is good....
Forum: Commuting
12-05-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,008
Posted By acroy

another Texan here, up in Denton area! 27F...

another Texan here, up in Denton area!

27F this AM. Garb was shorts, wind covers on my shoes, windbreaker over a t-shirt, decent gloves and a balaclava.

Pedal like hell to stay warm!!

8...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,222
Posted By acroy

best response, thanks! nicely put. We're minnows...

best response, thanks! nicely put. We're minnows swimming in a shark tank - doesn't matter what the rules are, your personal safety is your responsibility. Ride to stay alive and ride another day!
...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,205
Posted By acroy

I like your seven :thumb:

I like your seven :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
12-03-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,205
Posted By acroy

mine - 1990 RX-7 GTUs. No pistons baby. 180hp out...

mine - 1990 RX-7 GTUs. No pistons baby. 180hp out of 1.3l ;)
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/6131/p1040911ye2.jpg (http://www.imagehosting.com/)
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,185
Posted By acroy

good call. hope you stayed home from work & get...

good call. hope you stayed home from work & get better soon.

I drove in (hate car commuting...) have some errands to run after work. I drive in maybe 3-5 times per year.

Cheers
Forum: Commuting
11-17-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,138
Posted By acroy

this is for 2008 (as i understand it....) :)

this is for 2008 (as i understand it....) :)
Forum: Commuting
11-17-08, 02:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,138
Posted By acroy

Ha ha ha! (evil laugh) :lol: No updates...

Ha ha ha! (evil laugh) :lol:

No updates since June??

I am flat-free for the year, suckers. It came close this spring: something metal took a bite out of the rear tire, it went from 70 to 20psi...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,307
Posted By acroy

The relationship between commuter and bike is...

The relationship between commuter and bike is like a mechanic and his tools: the fact that it gets used all the time, for an important purpose, justifies having a nice set!

Rock the Madone. Or,...
09-11-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,365
Posted By acroy

each of us has the obligation to be a decent...

each of us has the obligation to be a decent person to ourselves, to our neighbor, and to be a good steward of our surroundings.
2 million laws on the books essentially trying to enforce the 10...
09-11-08, 08:33 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,098
Posted By acroy

glad you're OK I've been chased but only...

glad you're OK

I've been chased but only half-heartedly, they gave up pretty quick.

Did you think of maybe calling the cops? get out of the situation, around the corner, then get on the cell...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-08, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,728
Posted By acroy

+3 to the OP... i live in a college town and...

+3 to the OP...
i live in a college town and school has begun, bringing with it the bevy of freshmen tooling about helmetless, lightless, clueless.
I have had several near-misses in my car, and...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,301
Posted By acroy

I'm running tubeless 26x1.6, tubeless looses a...

I'm running tubeless 26x1.6, tubeless looses a bit more air than tubes, so normally maybe 2x/week I air them up to 70.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,540
Posted By acroy

FOT (fell off truck)

FOT (fell off truck)
05-29-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,720
Posted By acroy

2yr old, one on the way, and car-lite.

2yr old, one on the way, and car-lite.
05-29-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By acroy

liked your review, thanks. helps me to verify...

liked your review, thanks. helps me to verify that yes, i did the right thing by going th fenix route.

on the lockblock: if it's wiggling, yank down tighter on it. I can just about pick my bike up...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-08, 07:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,862
Posted By acroy

:D of course not I use the ultimate...

:D of course not

I use the ultimate environmentally-friendly cleaning solution, I got you all beat: I let Mother Nature clean it by riding whenever it rains. That's enough. Any more is just silly...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By acroy

I say: rotate them to make them last longer. ...

I say: rotate them to make them last longer.

I change tires given one of 2 circumstances:
1) major non-fixable tire failure
2) tread so thin that minor flats become frequent enough to annoy me
...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,512
Posted By acroy

1347 miles on road & counting...

1347 miles on road & counting...
05-02-08, 02:18 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 19,083
Posted By acroy

+1 for the new Cateye. pricey but much less than...

+1 for the new Cateye. pricey but much less than a Dinotte, and VERY bright.
Forum: Commuting
05-02-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,237
Posted By acroy

bleh - terrible questions for "statistics class"...

bleh - terrible questions for "statistics class" example!
05-01-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By acroy

Yes I am an engineer, and suffer under the...

Yes I am an engineer, and suffer under the delusion that whatever a commercially available product can do, I can make lighter, better, cheaper. I am usually wrong... ;)

I use bright lights because...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By acroy

Brooks B17 never did fit me well - made me sad......

Brooks B17 never did fit me well - made me sad...

WTB seats have served me well. Currently have about 8k miles on a Speed V, could not be happier. check out the reviews at mtbr.com, the WTB seats...
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