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Forum: Tips & Advice 12-21-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 36,479
Posted By Chain of Fool
We'll never mix, we'll never compete

I have aquired firmly held opinions on bike lighting but I can't fit them into the format offered by Q'tzal to make a comprehensive resource for lighting info. Instead, I've written every thought...
Forum: Route Info 11-30-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 22,639
Posted By Chain of Fool
Multnomah Blvd construction is finished. You can...

Multnomah Blvd construction is finished. You can ride all the way to Terwilliger. The return route is different. Taylors Fy and Spring Garden are narrow and expose you to arterial traffic. My...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,241
Posted By Chain of Fool
too cool for a bell

Dovestrobe,
Follow your own advice and take your chances with the sharks. Those joggers have your number. Before the end of the summer they're going to jump you and toss your bike over the fence....
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,490
Posted By Chain of Fool
slow wobbly riders and fast spandexd riders

The Sellwood Bridge is a painful example of car foot bike mix.

I always ride the walkway in spite of the Walk Your Bike signs. We aren't on the river per se, but still very close to the water, so...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-24-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,597
Posted By Chain of Fool
helmet mounted tail lights

I understand how a helmet mounted head light would be useful, especially in conjunction with a strobe on the handlebar. Lately I've seen red blinky tail lights on helmets too. If my head wags or I...
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-12-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,908
Posted By Chain of Fool
Thank you for this link and your thorough...

Thank you for this link and your thorough explanations and generous answers to questions. I'm a transportation cyclist on a cushy seat and platform pedals. Riding any kind of a bike makes you want...
Forum: Ride/Event Announcements 10-17-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 919
Posted By Chain of Fool
350 bike rally

A 350 event just for cyclists. Meet at Col Summers Park at noon Saturday then ride over the Hawthorn Bridge to the Pioneer Square rally and the 350 photo at 2:00. More info at ...
Forum: Route Info 08-30-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,271
Posted By Chain of Fool
I know what you mean

Gibby,
I know what you mean. We SW'ers are not afraid of hills, it's that last stretch between Freds and Safeway that makes you feel like you're in LA. You have to ride along that noisy concrete...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,571
Posted By Chain of Fool
gaudy stinkin safety vest!

I wear a safety vest at night and often in the day. It's not worth much in sun light, but I think of it as a life insurance policy. My heirs take the driver to civil court and say, "he was in the...
Forum: Notices & Feedback 12-18-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,190
Posted By Chain of Fool
the site's software platform

I'm very fond of Portland Bike Forums and the rich flow of personalities and info I get here. I even send a little out now and then. However, I find the site's software platform exasperating. When...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-16-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,544
Posted By Chain of Fool
Inspired by K'Tesh's cable tie snow tires

Inspired by K'Tesh's cable tie snow tires, I laced up each wheel with 20 ft of poly twine and a rubber band to pull up the slack. Two miles round trip to the Post Office over ice and snow and and it...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,486
Posted By Chain of Fool
A rare opportunity to observe natural selection in action. Those who deny or dismiss

A rare opportunity to observe natural selection in action. Those who deny or dismiss the sensations in the crotch, or are hardware chauvinists keeping a seat that is in fact uncomfortable, will go...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-18-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,238
Posted By Chain of Fool
The Shimano hub has a "cassette joint" to receive...

The Shimano hub has a "cassette joint" to receive the business end of the shift cable. Put the controller in lowest gear. Give the cable some slack by holding the spring tension with a 2mm allen...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,210
Posted By Chain of Fool
strobing red taillight

Thanks for the tip. Now I'm looking for a strobing red taillight that'll blister paint.
Forum: Route Info 04-19-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,470
Posted By Chain of Fool
you didn't hear it from me, but what if you could walk

A classic problem. I ride to LO from SW a few times a month, and my suggestion is just up Terwilliger to Barbur then then the long easy down grade into town. The top is about at the intersection...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,037
Posted By Chain of Fool
http://www.dothetest.co.uk/

http://www.dothetest.co.uk/
Hipness will ever elude me, but it would be nice to think that I might have scooped bikeforum readers with this video. I searched it here and find no reference. I...
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-19-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,126
Posted By Chain of Fool
My best friend was going numb

My best friend was going numb. Yikes, I thought I was too young for that. Luck directed me to http://www.bycycleinc.com/ A local designer has developed a seat that solves this problem...
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