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Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,918
Posted By Philosophography
Panaracer Flat Away

Flat away is a kevlar felt band the weighs nothing and runs on the inside of your tire. It makes you bullet proof. They're re-usable too. I love them.
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-05-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,212
Posted By Philosophography
Cool OK, OK, I'll try one again.

OK, OK, I'll try one again.
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-31-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,212
Posted By Philosophography
Wink That's what I'm talking about. They don't...

That's what I'm talking about. They don't obviate the need to look. If you don't have a mirror, you'll look. Perhaps one day, when I get a driver's license, I'll understand better.
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,541
Posted By Philosophography
Universal Cycles

I like universal cycles. You can get the parts you need at a good price and they know what they are talking about.

Type in this for a discount there:

For 10% off orders over $100.00, use...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-30-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,212
Posted By Philosophography
Thumbs down mirrors--bad

I have to say I have bought many mirrors and they have all been broken or lost within a short time. Granted, that could just be me, but it's been a lot of money down the drain. I also have...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-23-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By Philosophography
Ortlieb Office Bag

I have the Ortlieb office pannier and it is fantastic. It has the Ortlieb roll-top but the shape and interior is that of a briefcase. It holds all your files and notebooks, office supplies as well...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,576
Posted By Philosophography
Hummers are replaceable, and should be replaced. ...

Hummers are replaceable, and should be replaced. What's good for GM is good for the country.
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-04-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,026
Posted By Philosophography
That axiom is a really nice rack. What do you...

That axiom is a really nice rack. What do you think of this discussion of the weakest link? If you put a high-rated rack on a low rated bolt, the end result is a broken bolt, isn't it? :?:
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,333
Posted By Philosophography
I've been looking at the new cargo bikes. I like...

I've been looking at the new cargo bikes. I like the Surly Big Dummy and the Workcycles FR8.:cool:
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,559
Posted By Philosophography
What does it mean?:confused:

What does it mean?:confused:
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-01-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,756
Posted By Philosophography
Two things

Here's a couple things that make my commute workable/enjoyable/successful:

1. I have a bunch of buckets for panniers. They're easy to organize things in; they're totally waterproof; and...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-28-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,199
Posted By Philosophography
Right on, Kris! And if we're not talking about...

Right on, Kris! And if we're not talking about kid's bikes and middle-class parents on a budget, of course the ultimate would be a specialized prosthesis like this:...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-28-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,026
Posted By Philosophography
I love the new DT Swiss Alpine spokes that I just...

I love the new DT Swiss Alpine spokes that I just got--triple butted with massive tops, but still normal weight.

The OMM racks connect with a huge aluminum bracket that goes around an...
Forum: Book Talk 02-25-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,394
Posted By Philosophography
Cool Barnett's Manual

Barnett's Manual is a four-volume comprehensive repair manual that really can't be beat if you're comfortable reading repair manuals. It lacks the nice narrative style of Zinn, but covers more with...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-22-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,026
Posted By Philosophography
The Surly would be more than twice the weight of...

The Surly would be more than twice the weight of the OMM. They're both rated to carry about the same amount, but the OMM seems stronger. If you put on front and back, the Surly would be about five...
Forum: Newbie Forum 02-22-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,311
Posted By Philosophography
Dude, why are you living in Modesto? You should...

Dude, why are you living in Modesto? You should move back. I grew up near Sacramento. It's better here.
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-22-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,026
Posted By Philosophography
Old Man Mountian

I think you should consider Old Man Mountain racks. I have the Cold Springs version and I think they're the cat's meow. They're light and super strong. The only really compelling thing about the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-22-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,762
Posted By Philosophography
Gore

I spent a bunch on some Pearl Izumi gloves and all the seams popped open in a short time--I'll never buy them again. I returned them and got some Gore waterproof gloves and they have been fantastic....
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-02-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,199
Posted By Philosophography
OldCog, he wants the cranks forward so that he...

OldCog, he wants the cranks forward so that he can visually coordinate his foot position--a lot of what you are calling mechanics really relies on feeling the position of your foot, something he...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-31-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,054
Posted By Philosophography
Cool Basil Handlebar Bag.

I really like this one. It's capacious, totally waterproof, easy to get into one handed, a nicely designed quick release mount, and it has a strong steel internal frame:...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-31-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,199
Posted By Philosophography
Cool Lowrider--way cool!

Hey, if your kiddo thinks lowriders look cool, a lot of these have forward cranks, and they're cheap. You can find them used too. They also feel really fast even when you're going slow--fun, cool,...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-10-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,239
Posted By Philosophography
Question These look great. My problem is that I mounted...

These look great. My problem is that I mounted some really nice OMM racks to my bike that cause me to have to use extra-long skewers to accommodate the brackets that mount on the axles. They are QR...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-08-2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,239
Posted By Philosophography
Kryptonite

Well, it is really only the U-locks that they will key alike.

"If you have a New York lock Standard or LS versioned Ulock, depending on the key number we should be able to order you a new one....
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-30-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,239
Posted By Philosophography
Smile Locks Keyed Alike

I just found out when I was purchasing some new Kryptonite locks that if you buy one, then you can special order additional locks with the same key--just don't loose the little metal tag on the key...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By Philosophography
Cool Cargo Bikes in the Snow

There are some great photos of portlanders hauling stuff in the snow here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/pdxworkbikes/
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