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11-03-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,157
Posted By Cyclosaurus

I started using Uber recently. Having heard all...

I started using Uber recently. Having heard all the negative stuff about how Uber exploits drivers, etc., every time I ride Uber I ask the driver how they like it, if they felt like it was worth it,...
11-02-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,821
Posted By Cyclosaurus

These two points struck me as especially valuable...

These two points struck me as especially valuable in understanding the mentality of drivers. Competition for resources coupled with lack of empathy. Cue the sociopathic behavior.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,607
Posted By Cyclosaurus

You must be a white guy ...

You must be a white guy


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge7i60GuNRg
Forum: Commuting
10-20-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,538
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Yeah, those are also the biggest threat for me on...

Yeah, those are also the biggest threat for me on the MUP right now. This year I've had a couple of close calls with falling ones too.
10-19-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,467
Posted By Cyclosaurus

For those familiar with Chicago, this story is...

For those familiar with Chicago, this story is one you just shrug your shoulders at and say, yeah that's Chicago cops. Illinois is corrupt top to bottom and Chicago especially so. Chicago cops have...
Forum: Foo
10-16-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12,694
Views: 727,461
Posted By Cyclosaurus

He is just a low-down, double-dealing,...

He is just a low-down, double-dealing, backstabbing, larcenous, perverted worm! Hanging is too good for him! Burning is too good for him! He should be torn into little pieces and buried alive!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-15, 02:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,377
Posted By Cyclosaurus

I ride a 25 mph average when I neutralize...

I ride a 25 mph average when I neutralize everything below 25 mph. Cue bragging rights!
10-14-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,815
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Take the bike in, tell them exactly what you did....

Take the bike in, tell them exactly what you did. A question for any lawyers: would they be legally responsible for not breaking the frame if they accept the job with no stipulations? They could...
Forum: Foo
10-14-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By Cyclosaurus

I can speak from experience on this. For the...

I can speak from experience on this. For the last 4-1/2 years I have lived on a very busy road. It's a 4 lane major suburban arterial road and a US highway. I counted cars one day and estimated we...
10-12-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By Cyclosaurus

I wonder...if it's legal for a cyclist to use the...

I wonder...if it's legal for a cyclist to use the sidewalk, does that give them the same rights as pedestrians when they are riding on the sidewalk, specifically regarding right-of-way with drivers?...
10-12-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,935
Posted By Cyclosaurus

This looks like a classic case of "it takes two...

This looks like a classic case of "it takes two to tango".

Also, can we just dispense with the "this makes all cyclists look bad"? Does anyone say that jaywalking "makes all pedestrians look bad"...
10-09-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,859
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Driving a semi does not give one much preparation...

Driving a semi does not give one much preparation for piloting a rowboat, but this means nothing in terms of whether rowboat operators should be licensed. Generally you'll find that licensing is...
Forum: Introductions
10-09-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Cyclosaurus

I've bought similar trikes for both of my in-laws...

I've bought similar trikes for both of my in-laws and have a couple of other cargo trikes. You have to unlearn some things that you naturally do when on a bike, and learn some other new things. ...
10-09-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,859
Posted By Cyclosaurus

The argument is that one has to prove competency...

The argument is that one has to prove competency with a motor vehicle because a incompetent driver is a deadly threat to everyone else. A incompetent cyclist is mostly a threat to themselves. It's...
10-09-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Looks like Thor is still selling the Carry...

Looks like Thor is still selling the Carry Freedom 20": Carry Freedom Trailer (http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/carry.htm)
10-09-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Reminds me of the saying, an eye for an eye and...

Reminds me of the saying, an eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind. You do realize the irony of shunning all roadies because some shunned you, right? All the roadies you encounter would be...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,706
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Speakers on a bike? Don't be that guy. Peace out.

Speakers on a bike? Don't be that guy. Peace out.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Agreed on both statements. It's just that this...

Agreed on both statements. It's just that this situation had all the markings of one in which I would have expected more force to be used...poor neighborhood, a guy fleeing arrest, putting bystanders...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Ha, no I didn't know about that thread at all. ...

Ha, no I didn't know about that thread at all. Would like to say that I planned it that way, but it's just a coincidence.
10-06-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,082
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Nice bike. I think even if I had the $2500 to...

Nice bike. I think even if I had the $2500 to burn on a bike I'd enjoy building up something like this.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Other thread?

Other thread?
Forum: Commuting
10-06-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Cyclosaurus

True, he may have "borrowed" the bike to try and...

True, he may have "borrowed" the bike to try and get away. Even more reason why it was a bad idea.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Cyclosaurus

That's what I was thinking...the lack of control...

That's what I was thinking...the lack of control at low speed, just laying there after crashing, the fact that the cops didn't seem too worried about him...
10-06-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,839
Posted By Cyclosaurus

The Haul-a-Day is lighter, but also has a lower...

The Haul-a-Day is lighter, but also has a lower cargo capacity (200lb vs. 350lb). So I think each of these have their place in the market, which is a good thing. If you need the folding and/or the...
10-06-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,839
Posted By Cyclosaurus

It seems like it's actually two established...

It seems like it's actually two established companies, Tern and Xtracycle, doing the begging as a joint venture. I had a similar thought, why would they do this, but it's clear that Kickstarter has...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Cyclosaurus

How not to run from the cops on a bike

Was riding my commute in to Chicago yesterday morning. I was on Madison Street heading east and about to cross Kostner Ave. I saw a guy heading North towards me on Kostner riding a mtb on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,414
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Maybe consider a downtube 8H which has a belt...

Maybe consider a downtube 8H which has a belt drive and internally geared hub. No grease, low maintenance. Downtube 8H Shimano Nexus - Downtube...
10-02-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,762
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Leave the group. Not because it's offensive, but...

Leave the group. Not because it's offensive, but I'd be rolling my eyes at someone who thinks repeating the same joke from a movie over and over is funny. Find a group that has some original material.
10-02-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,762
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Beat me to it!

Beat me to it!
10-02-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By Cyclosaurus

heres the thing: it currently doesn't have a...

heres the thing: it currently doesn't have a functional wheelset at all, and i have dumped exactly 0 dollars into it[/QUOTE]

Right, so you would be dumping money into it to even make it a working...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,196
Posted By Cyclosaurus

That's going to rule out a lot of cargo bikes. A...

That's going to rule out a lot of cargo bikes. A Bullitt is one of the lightest cargo bikes out there but it's 8' long.

I think your best bet might be a Bike Friday Haul-a-Day...
09-30-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Found a good deal online on bike stuff? Share it here

Amazon: 40% off Ibera PakRak trunk bag: $57 new, but there's a strange deal where you get , and Amazon says "10% off at checkout", but it gives you the 10% three times. I can confirm it works. I...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,122
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Wow, what a cool trike. Thanks for sharing.

Wow, what a cool trike. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By Cyclosaurus

If it can spray the potholes like this guy does ...

If it can spray the potholes like this guy does (http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/2/8535259/penis-pothole-activism-wanksy-england)then it might actually work to get them fixed
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,671
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Then maybe the Vybe D7 would be the right model...

Then maybe the Vybe D7 would be the right model for you: Dahon Vibe C 7 A (http://thorusa.com/dahon/current/vibec7a.htm). Thor is a reputable dealer and a regular poster here on Bikeforums. Another...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-15, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,671
Posted By Cyclosaurus

For $400 consider a Dahon Speed Uno. If you...

For $400 consider a Dahon Speed Uno. If you don't need the gearing it's going to be a great bike for the $.
09-29-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Bikes Direct has models in that price range that...

Bikes Direct has models in that price range that aren't frankenbikes.
09-29-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,101
Posted By Cyclosaurus

No he got too far away for me to get the plate....

No he got too far away for me to get the plate. No happy ending.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,025
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Apparently paying attention to his surroundings...

Apparently paying attention to his surroundings was too much of a burden for him. Better for him to stay in his car where being oblivious feels safer.
09-28-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,101
Posted By Cyclosaurus

A few years back I was the passenger in a car...

A few years back I was the passenger in a car waiting at the light in the right turn lane at a ramp to get on the expressway. In the lane to the left was a semi truck. When the light changed, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,718
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Driving your car at 60mph through a residential...

Driving your car at 60mph through a residential neighborhood is also a stressful experience for everyone involved. The same patience and self-control that drivers should exercise when sharing...
09-25-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 29,394
Posted By Cyclosaurus

What it appears you are doing is comparing riding...

What it appears you are doing is comparing riding in traffic without taking precautions to riding on the sidewalk with taking precautions and then declaring sidewalk riding safer. If practiced...
09-25-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 29,394
Posted By Cyclosaurus

I never said it was "more unsafe"; note the...

I never said it was "more unsafe"; note the bolded part.



I am not disputing that sidewalk riding eliminates the risks associated with riding alongside cars. However, it makes intersections...
09-24-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 29,394
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Riding on the sidewalk makes you all but...

Riding on the sidewalk makes you all but invisible to drivers. The only safe way to cross an intersection on the sidewalk is to assume that every car is being driven by someone who has no idea you...
09-24-15, 07:46 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 29,394
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Oh, well, if drivers should do it, then I'm sure...

Oh, well, if drivers should do it, then I'm sure they will. Ignore those 30,000 traffic fatalities in the U.S., which must be the result of everyone doing exactly what they should.
09-23-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,598
Posted By Cyclosaurus

My MTB twist-shift and my folding bike...

My MTB twist-shift and my folding bike twist-shift work in different directions (despite both being SRAM). I'll get used to one for a few rides and then riding the other completely messes me up.
09-23-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,598
Posted By Cyclosaurus

If this is what you are talking about: ...

If this is what you are talking about:
http://i.imgur.com/ONmKAem.png

Then I have to say that it seems intuitive to me. For as long as I remember a red dot means "record". I'd prefer this to an...
09-23-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 29,394
Posted By Cyclosaurus

In my experience, you're mostly trading one risk...

In my experience, you're mostly trading one risk for another. You reduce your chances of getting hit by cars traveling in the same direction by being on the sidewalk, but you increase your chances...
Forum: Introductions
09-23-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Cyclosaurus

Welcome. Sorry for your theft troubles. I won't...

Welcome. Sorry for your theft troubles. I won't ever leave my bike locked up in the city of Chicago. Either I take my folder with me anywhere I go, or I keep my bike in a secure place (like my...
09-22-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 29,394
Posted By Cyclosaurus

You have been badly misinformed as to what...

You have been badly misinformed as to what cardiovascular exercise is. Not pedaling your bike is no known form of exercise.
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