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09-20-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By Arthur Peabody

My experience with damaged tires is the belts...

My experience with damaged tires is the belts continue to come apart, thus I replace them as soon as I can. I keep spare tires at home so I don't have to make a purchase immediately. On the road I...
09-20-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By Arthur Peabody

A rubber grommet woulc be elegant. I run my...

A rubber grommet woulc be elegant. I run my cables inside my frame.
09-20-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,175
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Idaho's law:...

Idaho's law: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title49/T49CH7SECT49-720.htm


Quoth 'BICYCLE "STOP AND YIELD" LAWS SUPPORT PUBLIC HEALTH
GOALS'...
09-12-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Cyclists relieve Oregon town ravaged by fire

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/912044961/cyclists-bring-food-and-water-to-people-in-oregon-towns-destroyed-by-fire From All things considered Friday.
09-06-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Lights on an Albuquerque trail

Albuquerque renovated the half-mile of Girard that
runs from Gibson to the airport. Oddly, this stretch of road
has a shared-use trail that starts at Gibson and dead-ends shy
of the terminal. It's...
09-06-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Arthur Peabody

CycleGear, gloves

I've been receiving e-mail from CycleGear. I assumed it was a new bicycle shop. I needed new gloves so I dropped by the local store. It turns out to be a motorcycle shop, but it had suitable gloves....
08-11-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'A Push to Return U.K.'s "Motor City" to Its Cycling Roots '

Coventry, formerly the centre of Britain's automotive industry, is returning to its previous role as the centre of its bicycling industry...
07-07-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I do. I'm not into performance and need to walk...

I do. I'm not into performance and need to walk around.
07-07-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Pandemic Has Many Europeans Turning To Bikes For Transportation'

NPR reporters in Paris and London report on measures these cities have taken to promote bicycle riding...
06-18-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'So You're Thinking About Riding a Bike'

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/style/bike-buying-commute-exercise-questions.html

The New York Times advises new riders. I post it here not because anyone here would benefit from it but so that...
06-12-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Arthur Peabody

One can right-click on the link, save the file,...

One can right-click on the link, save the file, read the local copy, without registering.
06-12-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'"Corona Cycleways" Become the New Post-Confinement Commute'

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/business/paris-bicycles-commute-coronavirus.html
06-11-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'The Bicycle as a Vehicle of Protest'

'Bicycles take over Flatbush Ave. during a protest.
'Bicycles are powerful things--inexpensive, versatile tools that can be used by dissenters to sneak up and speed off, to organize and mobilize and...
06-03-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'E-Bikes Are Having Their Moment. They Deserve It.'

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/technology/personaltech/e-bikes-are-having-their-moment-they-deserve-it.html
06-03-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I didn't ask for help. I didn't understand why a...

I didn't ask for help. I didn't understand why a tube would act this way. I asked in case someone had a sensible hypothesis.



Because tubes kept failing, and in a way that I couldn't detect...
06-02-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I replaced the tube with a thorn-resistant...

I replaced the tube with a thorn-resistant (because thick) and, 3 weeks later, the same thing happened: it started leaking only when riding, stopped at 17 psi. I can't find anything wrong. I...
05-28-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By Arthur Peabody

NPR covered it Thursday evening: ...

NPR covered it Thursday evening: https://www.npr.org/2020/05/28/864410803/a-teenager-who-cycled-her-father-across-india-gets-an-offer-to-train-for-the-oly
05-24-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Too far forward of what?

Too far forward of what?
05-24-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Your butt goes on the seat, your feet on the...

Your butt goes on the seat, your feet on the pedals, your hands on the handlebars. All 3 can be adjusted for too-small a frame. (How a guy adjusted for too-large a frame, I can't imagine.) The...
05-24-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,912
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Stores sell what people want to buy.

Stores sell what people want to buy.
05-24-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'In Pakistan, Women Find Freedom In Quarantine Through Bikes'

From 'Weekend Edition Sunday' https://www.npr.org/2020/05/24/861630486/in-pakistan-women-find-freedom-in-quarantine-through-bikes
05-23-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By Arthur Peabody

She returned to their native village....

She returned to their native village. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/world/asia/india-bicycle-girl-migrants.html
05-14-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,531
Posted By Arthur Peabody

All the bikes are sold out at Walmart

Walmart has no bikes, but I haven't seen them on the streets.
05-14-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By Arthur Peabody

They've found out that some sunscreen seeps into...

They've found out that some sunscreen seeps into the blood. They haven't found that any of the ingredients in sunscreen poison the blood, but some recommend sunscreens that use inorganic stuff...
05-14-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've had good luck with SunDings, bought on eBay...

I've had good luck with SunDings, bought on eBay for $3-$5, a few dollars more for wireless (meaning no cable running from the sensor to the 'computer'). They do nothing but keep time and count...
05-10-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I don't consider a tube inspected for leaks until...

I don't consider a tube inspected for leaks until I have removed it, pumped it up as much as a tube can take (about 2 pounds, according to FBinNY), and putting it in soapy water (soap enhances...
05-09-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Tube leaks only when riding, stops at 17 psi

Yesterday my front tube was at 17 psi after a few hours of riding. At home I took it off, couldn't find a leak, pumped it up. It was still 90 psi this morning, but after a couple of hours riding, it...
04-15-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Arthur Peabody

This won't work if the pedal is bonded (welded?)...

This won't work if the pedal is bonded (welded?) into the crank arm.


I've been changing pedals for 50 years, both left and right. As I mentioned in my second message, I removed both pedals of...
04-15-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I know how to deal with stuck threads. I know how...

I know how to deal with stuck threads. I know how pedals are threaded. I noticed another neighbor had left the frame of a junked bike out for the trash. I removed its pedals easily. My question...
04-15-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Can a pedal be un-removable? Schwinn Letour 3

I tried to help a neighbor who had broken a pedal on his Schwinn Letour 3 (it appears to be a very cheap bicycle). It was broken where the axle enters the pedal. I put my biggest wrench, a...
04-06-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Program Matches Bicycles To Essential Workers Who Need Them In New York'

NPR's All things considered Monday.
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/06/828303908/program-matches-bicycles-to-essential-workers-who-need-them-in-new-york
03-30-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,988
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Are Bike Lanes Really Safe?' asks Jane Brody

The 'NY Times's Jane Brody asks. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/well/live/are-bike-lanes-really-safe.html
You can right-click on this URI, save the file, read the local copy.
12-05-19, 01:21 PM
12-04-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,150
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York's Cargo Bikes'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/nyregion/nyc-cargo-bikes-delivery.html
11-30-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,474
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've done this. I bought a loaded-touring bike...

I've done this. I bought a loaded-touring bike at REI. They swapped out the components I wanted different for only the difference in price, sometimes a discount.
11-15-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'As a Mountain Biking Motivator, Add a Little Electronic Assist'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/13/well/move/mountain-biking-cycling-ebike-fitness-health-electronic-assist.html
I do it for the exertion.
11-13-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,315
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I didn't think it was anti-cycling.

I didn't think it was anti-cycling.
11-10-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,574
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Did you try right-clicking on the URI, saving the...

Did you try right-clicking on the URI, saving the article, reading the copy you just made? It works for me without a subscription. Not that you can't live without reading this article.
11-09-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,315
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The New York Times ...

The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/09/us/bike-safety-helmets.html covers the story, with opinions from both sides.
11-09-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,574
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'The City That Cycles With the Young, the Old, the Busy and the Dead'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/09/world/europe/biking-copenhagen.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/09/world/europe/biking-copenhagen.html)

If you can't read the article, try right-clicking,...
11-07-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Overlooked No More: Annie Londonderry, Who Traveled the World by Bicycle'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/06/obituaries/annie-londonderry-overlooked.html I had never heard of her
11-02-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,654
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Read your biography: good to see you've taken up...

Read your biography: good to see you've taken up cycling. Do you use folding tires? I think they are easier to install than tires with wire beads.

I occasionally tore a tube with metal levers, I...
11-02-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,913
Posted By Arthur Peabody

In the US Good point, but I don't...

In the US



Good point, but I don't think it's likely.
10-30-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,913
Posted By Arthur Peabody

When I wrote animal I meant not insects,...

When I wrote animal I meant not insects, bacteria, fungi, viruses, which are far more dangerous. The point I meant to make is that if we allow wolves and cougars back, they may kill an occasional...
10-28-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,549
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'After Spike in Deaths, New York to Get 250 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/28/nyregion/nyc-biking-deaths-lanes.html
If you can't read it, try right-clicking on the URI, saving the file, reading that copy: that works for me; I have no...
10-25-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,913
Posted By Arthur Peabody

They are the most dangerous non-human animal to...

They are the most dangerous non-human animal to human life, almost all because of collisions with cars. Some have pointed out that we may be safer with more cougars and wolves eating them.

Some...
10-24-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Man robs Rio Rancho bank, flees on mountain bike'

https://www.abqjournal.com/1382608/man-robs-rio-rancho-bank-flees-on-mountain-bike.html Today's news!
10-24-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,284
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I don't remember the guy's name. I think he was...

I don't remember the guy's name. I think he was disqualified.
10-24-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,284
Posted By Arthur Peabody

A guy who lost his legs creamed the competition...

A guy who lost his legs creamed the competition in his weight class in weightlifting.
10-24-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,291
Posted By Arthur Peabody

What happens if you right-click on the link, save...

What happens if you right-click on the link, save the file, read the copy?
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