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Forum: Commuting
02-10-24, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,555
Posted By ericoseveins

I met this amazing guy and his two amazing cats...

I met this amazing guy and his two amazing cats on the C&O last summer. They rolled into camp with one little man on a front platform rigged up out of a soda crate and one little miss in a rear bag...
02-04-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,919
Posted By ericoseveins

I think it's great that someone is exploring...

I think it's great that someone is exploring this. Potholes are made by motor vehicles and the depth and size are commensurate with the pressure of a multi-ton vehicle over a contact area of...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By ericoseveins

Second best thing ever in my sports-watching...

Second best thing ever in my sports-watching lifetime! (Number one being the helmet catch. I was at a Super Bowl party and kept leaning further over through the play, then fell over a row of chairs...
Forum: Touring
12-04-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By ericoseveins

This is such a great idea! I recently got a...

This is such a great idea! I recently got a CNC-ready Taig mini-mill, still struggling to get everything playing together but nonetheless excited for the day when I'm cadding and camming my little...
10-06-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,456
Posted By ericoseveins

Well, thanks for the thoughts and yeah, period...

Well, thanks for the thoughts and yeah, period correctness might be a little ridiculous in this case. Then again period correctness is maybe a little ridiculous inherently :/

pecanhas I sent you a...
10-06-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,456
Posted By ericoseveins

Co-ops aren't everywhere but we have five in the...

Co-ops aren't everywhere but we have five in the DC metro. There's grants available if someone wanted to start a co-op in an area without a co-op nearby.
10-06-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,456
Posted By ericoseveins

Hey, you're DC-based? Come on over, I'll help...

Hey, you're DC-based? Come on over, I'll help with this :)
Forum: Touring
09-13-23, 08:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,540
Posted By ericoseveins

It's just a question of what's meaningful current...

It's just a question of what's meaningful current to you. Dynamo hubs generate current even at very low speed. You can see this when you walk with your bike and the LEDs emit light. That wouldn't be...
07-27-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,484
Posted By ericoseveins

I bought a used optical table to use as a...

I bought a used optical table to use as a workbench. I've had no regrets at the price point. Great for fixturing jigs or work pieces (all the holes are 1/8-20 threaded), you can melt metal on it,...
Forum: Touring
07-27-23, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,041
Posted By ericoseveins

Any concerns about touring specifically? I think...

Any concerns about touring specifically? I think you could pretty much get on this machine today and go for a three-month tour, hitting all the big rail trails in the country. The bike is certainly...
07-27-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,587
Posted By ericoseveins

Not the reply the subforum needed, but the one we...

Not the reply the subforum needed, but the one we deserve.
07-19-23, 10:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,440
Posted By ericoseveins

Man, the ratio of useful:sassy in the answers you...

Man, the ratio of useful:sassy in the answers you got is... something. I hope your transition to the area goes smoothly. Fort Belvoir really is quite far from the city and nondescript. You might feel...
07-11-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,877
Posted By ericoseveins

I like to reuse spokes, so sometimes I choose...

I like to reuse spokes, so sometimes I choose alternative lacing to be able to make use of spokes that are slightly too short. And sometimes it's just a way to keep your mind engaged with a task that...
07-05-23, 05:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,704
Posted By ericoseveins

I do not know why people on this forum/subforum...

I do not know why people on this forum/subforum are compelled to be needlessly rude. I think the charitable interpretation would be that they don't understand what's implied by their tone and how it...
Forum: Touring
05-20-23, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,125
Posted By ericoseveins

I agree, it's quite a marketing challenge. The...

I agree, it's quite a marketing challenge. The extreme sport and survivalist crowd have plenty of money but spend it on lightweight survival gear instead of accommodations. The recent college...
Forum: Touring
05-19-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,125
Posted By ericoseveins

Never worked in hospitality but I definitely...

Never worked in hospitality but I definitely think it would be good to be thoughtful about exactly who the target demographic is and what their specific needs are, then make sure that aligns with the...
Forum: Touring
05-02-23, 11:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,235
Posted By ericoseveins

Yeah I am sold on the virtues of Shakedry. Even...

Yeah I am sold on the virtues of Shakedry. Even after a pretty persistent shower you can literally can just shake it off, roll it back into its pouch, and put it away.
04-14-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,762
Posted By ericoseveins

I welded a cable end once just to see how easy it...

I welded a cable end once just to see how easy it was. My welder is lift-arc and it was annoying difficult to get my arc started because, you know, it's a flexible cable. I think I used the lowest...
Forum: Touring
03-05-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,966
Posted By ericoseveins

:eek: ... maybe this thread should've been...

:eek:

... maybe this thread should've been more about ways to cardiovert yourself on tour, rather than about carrying bike stands.

EDIT: to be clear, not judging. Impressed and think you're...
02-22-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,770
Posted By ericoseveins

Came looking for advice, left with the...

Came looking for advice, left with the reassurance that comes with realizing that your plan isn't any jankier than anybody else's setup. I mount my light on the front of a porteur rack, so the cable...
02-04-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 35,291
Posted By ericoseveins

I agree. I mostly use the forum when I encounter...

I agree. I mostly use the forum when I encounter a specific issue and prefer not to have to read through multiple threads on the same topic, because the multiple threads are mostly noise rather than...
Forum: Touring
01-24-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By ericoseveins

Oh neat, my wife dj'ed the closing reception one...

Oh neat, my wife dj'ed the closing reception one year and it seemed like a pretty good time. Re: rides, I haven't seen anyone suggest the Anacostia River Trail yet and that's pretty nice, takes you...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,043
Posted By ericoseveins

First of all, I wouldn't be too worried -...

First of all, I wouldn't be too worried - downtown Pittsburgh at night is pretty benign compared to anywhere in Chicago. But you could probably just walk to any of the hotels around the Convention...
06-16-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,440
Posted By ericoseveins

Not defective, the three heads need a little...

Not defective, the three heads need a little pressure at the start to keep moving forward. Otherwise they can start rolling a circular groove and can't release. I have found that the threader works...
04-18-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,381
Posted By ericoseveins

I'd always thought of photo ops as part of a...

I'd always thought of photo ops as part of a public advocate's job but I like the idea of bringing some radical honesty in there. Can't just be about the cameras. You need to be living that life for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,759
Posted By ericoseveins

I've owned three Tikits from three different eras...

I've owned three Tikits from three different eras (still have two, I just gave one to a friend because I didn't need three) so I feel qualified to weigh in about the ease of repairing a Tikit with or...
07-04-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,953
Posted By ericoseveins

Shops in DC are really busy right now. In normal...

Shops in DC are really busy right now. In normal times this would be the perfect project to take on at your local bike co-op and we're lucky to have a lot of them. But the Bike House in Petworth...
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