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St. Petersburg, FL
Interests: bicycles, trains, environmental issues, alternative transportation, new urbanism, bicycle commuting
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@ Bicycle Bill "Early adopters" ROFLMAO Pinhead has been on the market for years and years. The only thing fairly new here is the U-lock. Personally, if I felt a need for such things.* I'd go with the Pitlock system instead of Pinhead. *I use a "modified Sheldon Brown Method" to lock up. Google it there's plenty of different variations stemming from the original.
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2015 on Pinhead Components - Post 1 at BikeHacks
I'm not going to "scream and groan", but damn don't you think maybe cleaning your chain and properly adjusting your derailleur might prevent this sort of thing to where you don't have to use random road debris to put your chain back on? I can appreciate seat of the pants problem solving, but doing it as a routine thing in order to avoid simple and BASIC maintenance is just beyond senseless. Use the resources Matt gave you and learn some stuff.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2015 on Chain Hook at BikeHacks
Another trick would be to use a section of a chip bag (think Doritos, Cheetos, Lays etc.) I have a TerraCycle messenger bag made from Doritos bags and can attest to it's oddly tough nature.
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2014 on Food Wrapper Flat Tire Hack at BikeHacks
Does anyone have an idea on how strong (working load) these are?
Toggle Commented May 14, 2014 on Impulse Buy at BikeHacks
Maximum Control Frizz Wyld Dudez Bad Touch
Toggle Commented May 1, 2014 on Fit It Sticks Giveaway - Power Hair at BikeHacks
Welcome back. One thing to note is that the Typekey link (I know it goes to typePAD)come up as untrusted.
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2014 on Recent Downtime at BikeHacks
Yeah, any idiot can get a cuff key off Amazon for $3. @ Mario I've bought good bikes from original owners and flippers for $50 or less so depending on what it is it doesn't have to be stolen. Might have been taking up space in a garage for 20 years like a couple of ours did before we got them.
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2014 on Leg Iron Bike Security at BikeHacks
It should go without saying, but particle board and MDF cabinets need not apply.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2014 on Trailer Hitch Bike Repair Stand Hack at BikeHacks
That's a win!
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2014 on DIY Chainset Mudguard at BikeHacks
I'm hoping that they're an attempt at "uglification" simulating bare metal. I hope nobody is really dumb enough to think this would actually work as a proper reflector.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2014 on Foil Reflector at BikeHacks
I'm with Bicycle Bill, this IS Bike Hacks after all.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2014 on Schnauzer Bike Rig at BikeHacks
Glad to see you back. I was starting to get concerned.
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2013 on Bizarro World at BikeHacks
@ Ron A little Denatured alcohol and a rag and the offensive political message wipes away. That or spray paint de jour.
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2013 on Go Big or Go Home? at BikeHacks
This veek we have a special feature on Sprockets. It is called "Germany’s Most Disturbing Home Videos". In this video ve haff a TiGr lock being cut by a little girl mit bolt cutters.
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2013 on TiGr Bike Lock at BikeHacks
As much slack as there is in that chain one link shouldn't make it too short.
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2013 on Jumpy Bike Chain at BikeHacks
Nah, I'll give him this one. It's a old recumbent trick. When your chain gets to be that long you need some support in the middle. We are talking about a hacked tandem after all.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2013 on Derailleur Chain Tensioner Hack at BikeHacks
So. Much. Fail. "drill through my seatpost" *triple facepalm May the bike gods forgive me for this, I never though I'd suggest buying one, but even a crappy Schwinn Deluxe Alloy Rear Rack from Wally World is going have more capacity than that thing and cost (based on the local prices of the materials above) the same. Also, unless I've gone blind, those pipes aren't cemented in place.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2013 on DIY PVC Bike Rack at BikeHacks
It's hard to tell based on all the stuff bolted to the rear axle, but it looks like a semi-horizontal drop out to me that and the chain is WAY too long even with that gimmicky tube thing he's got a ton of slack in it (look at the top of the chain in the second photo). That hack is a poor substitute for proper wrenching.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2013 on Jumpy Bike Chain at BikeHacks
@ Ron You can see it's just the cover plate drilled to fit with a couple of hardware store brackets. There's no drive to see.
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2013 on Hard Drive Bike Hack at BikeHacks
No way in Hell would I trust that setup.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2013 on PVC Aerobars at BikeHacks
Again, carry a spare link. Not like it takes a ton of space, it's fairly cheap and it's definitely better than looking for bailing wire.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2013 on The Weakest Link at BikeHacks
Yes Failblog, cheezburger and ThereIFixedit are the same people. Back to the pic. I realize this is BikeHacks and all, but seriously? I carry a spare SRAM master link appropriate to the bike I'm on) with me in my seat bag. Jeez
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2013 on The Weakest Link at BikeHacks
Ummm Herp da Derp?
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2013 on Bike Rack Backpack at BikeHacks
MS beat me to it, but cool idea anyway.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2013 on Clothespin Bike Light Hack at BikeHacks
If anyone wants them they're on Amazon, though be prepared to get black instead of the chrome ones shown on their site (info from reviews)
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2013 on Adult Training Wheels at BikeHacks