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Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By tfahrner
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cleverchimp/243784435...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cleverchimp/2437844350/

that's dean, and the bakfiets is a lot heavier than the metrofiets
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By tfahrner
You're right that you can acclimate. It's a good...

You're right that you can acclimate. It's a good place to develop into a more hardy/skilled cyclist (in a good way), because it is physically more challenging, quite beautiful, and remember the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By tfahrner
It's fine, great actually

I moved up in 2004 after living there 8 years car free, biking everywhere. You must learn the best routes to avoid the worst grades. They are not obvious. Get a bike map. Unless your destination is...
Forum: Newbie Forum 04-27-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,628
Posted By tfahrner
what i do

i own a touring bike with S&S couplings. i flew with it only one time, in 2000. i found the hassle of dis- and reassembly not worth the trouble versus paying extra to have a full-size bike boxed. in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,967
Posted By tfahrner
i must regretfully observe that politicians whose...

i must regretfully observe that politicians whose platforms i admire FREQUENTLY turn out to have major dick control problems, hurting the platform. as for the lying, well, that's sad too but let's...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By tfahrner
The point is that Interbike isn't about marketing...

The point is that Interbike isn't about marketing to local communities, whether Las Vegas or Portland. It's a trade show, closed to the public. The people in attendance aren't any more likely to be...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By tfahrner
lots and lots of money

las vegas doesn't have an economy to speak of beyond "visitor services." they DESPERATELY need to attract the most number of visitors to keep the absurd number of mega-hotels afloat, the convention...
Forum: Newbie Forum 01-13-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,175
Posted By tfahrner
Contact Clever Cycles. We've helped a few...

Contact Clever Cycles. We've helped a few customers sell used. It's in our mutual interest to support high resale values.
Forum: Newbie Forum 11-20-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,922
Posted By tfahrner
you guys have full fenders, right? not meant to...

you guys have full fenders, right? not meant to replace those, but complement. rainmates, as opposed to rainlegs, do have lower leg protection.
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-20-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By tfahrner
clever cycles, too. brompton folders among...

clever cycles, too. brompton folders among others. they don't go out with locks: you carry them in with you everywhere. belgian guest might be familiar with them.
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-03-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By tfahrner
fred, i've also used other saddles that were...

fred, i've also used other saddles that were comfortable enough, some cheap and some expensive. i've grown attached to the physical beauty of leather saddles, especially over time, to the extent that...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-02-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By tfahrner
Clever Cycles carries the entire Brooks line (>20...

Clever Cycles carries the entire Brooks line (>20 models), and they are stock on most of the bikes we sell. I have ridden them exclusively since 1994, mainly the B17 model but increasingly the broad...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-18-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,525
Posted By tfahrner
i admire your sense of humor. now, i'm told that...

i admire your sense of humor. now, i'm told that the male gonads sleep on the porch because it's too hot for the sperm inside. i think this answers the old chicken-and-egg question: sperm came first...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-17-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,525
Posted By tfahrner
It is slow to replace a tube or tire, yes. It is...

It is slow to replace a tube or tire, yes. It is not hard at all to patch a flat without removing the wheel from the bike. In fact it can be faster than removing the wheel if your tire beads are...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,804
Posted By tfahrner
there is no such thing as a bakfiet. bakfiets,...

there is no such thing as a bakfiet. bakfiets, with an s, is the singular form. bakfietsen is plural. think ox, oxen. fiets is the dutch word for bicycle, bak for box. box bike.

bakfiets is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,580
Posted By tfahrner
abso-freakin-lutely spot on. i want a version of...

abso-freakin-lutely spot on. i want a version of this on a pamphlet i can drop in their window or under their wiper blade at the next stop. actually that would probably violate their 900 or so cubic...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,851
Posted By tfahrner
naw, my shells are fingered and cost no more than...

naw, my shells are fingered and cost no more than $20, not a "waterproof breathable" fabric. i'm sure yours are warmer. i seldom ride so far in bitter cold these days, 10 miles tops at a go, but...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,851
Posted By tfahrner
i can't find mine now [sigh]. got 'em at REI,...

i can't find mine now [sigh]. got 'em at REI, black windproof water-resistant non-stretchy material with palm/finger reinforcement patches, zero insulation, loose fit so able to pull over bulky ragg...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,851
Posted By tfahrner
wool liners with waterproof shells

i've tried lots of fancy gloves and i keep coming back to the wisdom of layers.

the problem with heavily insulated and/or all-in-one insulated waterproof gloves is that they tend to be too much...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,550
Posted By tfahrner
perhaps it is not your pants but your saddle. is...

perhaps it is not your pants but your saddle. is your saddle padded and covered in a material puts friction on your clothing, or is it smooth and firm like a brooks* so your clothes slide easily over...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,715
Posted By tfahrner
908 Hawthorne.

908 Hawthorne.
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-10-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,846
Posted By tfahrner
now that summer's finally here you want to know...

now that summer's finally here you want to know about winter lube?

no, i haven't found something that sticks to the chain in wet, but doesn't also stick dirt to it. i've tried lots. i've settled...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-02-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,540
Posted By tfahrner
The danger here is that most of your questions...

The danger here is that most of your questions have many different reasonable answers, and you could waste months trying to find the one true answer to them, especially as you're budget conscious. So...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,199
Posted By tfahrner
That's interesting. I know what you mean, but I...

That's interesting. I know what you mean, but I respond in a nearly opposite manner to the same dynamic. I don't want to be seen as a "serious road user," pretending that my clothes, helmet, glasses,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,199
Posted By tfahrner
Actually Rixtir I read and paraphrased (very...

Actually Rixtir I read and paraphrased (very briefly) the long and tedious CPSC text in my description. I stand by it as accurate given its brevity. I stand corrected on the CPSC brake rule; that...
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