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11-21-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,675
Posted By livedarklions

A pub with such a cool policy deserves to have...

A pub with such a cool policy deserves to have its name mentioned!


I'm guessing they didn't ride there for the billiards.
11-21-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,247
Posted By livedarklions

https://www.jpcycles.com/product/530-043/v-twin-ma...

https://www.jpcycles.com/product/530-043/v-twin-manufacturing-center-stand
11-20-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

OK, so the next time I see a cannonball on a...

OK, so the next time I see a cannonball on a ballistic trajectory, I'll be sure to tell it to sort out the forward and downward momentums before it puts a dent in the ground.
11-20-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

I can't get past the fact that two people wanted...

I can't get past the fact that two people wanted to video themselves on rollers.
11-20-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, I was busy practicing judo throws with my...

Sorry, I was busy practicing judo throws with my bike.
11-20-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

It's a counter example because your forward path...

It's a counter example because your forward path is almost certainly not parallel to the ground--you are going to strike the ground at an angle such that the you would, if you were sufficiently dense...
11-20-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

So let me get this straight--if I'm lying on the...

So let me get this straight--if I'm lying on the ground and someone fires a bullet at me from a gun 4 feet above and 15 feet away, I'll be fine because I'll only be hit with the energy of the 4 foot...
11-20-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By livedarklions

Yup, that was the joke. Rapha is a...

Yup, that was the joke.

Rapha is a "lifestyle brand", Walmart doesn't exactly fit the image.
11-20-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By livedarklions

I suspect this may just be the first in a set of...

I suspect this may just be the first in a set of high-end items Walmart would set up a brand in.

What's interesting about this one is that they're deliberately foregoing the huge distribution...
11-20-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By livedarklions

I look at this as Walmart testing the "competing...

I look at this as Walmart testing the "competing with Bikes Direct and Amazon" market. This is basically a web-only operation, and has everything to do with their website and nothing to do with the...
11-20-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,080
Posted By livedarklions

When I used IGH to commute through the 1980s, I...

When I used IGH to commute through the 1980s, I think my average chain cleaning time was pretty much 0 minutes per week. They just don't really get dirty enough to care on normal road riding unless...
11-20-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,038
Posted By livedarklions

Worst for me was getting out of the car. I'm...

Worst for me was getting out of the car. I'm just lucky I was never seen by a cop swaying as I came out. I never passed out, but I sure came close a few times.
11-20-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,143
Posted By livedarklions

The real Fred.

The real Fred.
11-20-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,038
Posted By livedarklions

Now let's do best birth date and most...

Now let's do best birth date and most aesthetically pleasing Social Security number, and you have to put your real name down so we can verify.

Just so I don't get zapped for a TOS violation, DON'T...
11-20-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,448
Posted By livedarklions

This is a classic you had to be there situation. ...

This is a classic you had to be there situation. I read the situation, and act accordingly. I'm pretty sure you're both intelligent people who understand the situations you face better than I do. ...
11-20-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By livedarklions

How are the hubs? Is there any sideways play in...

How are the hubs? Is there any sideways play in the wheels? Bad hubs can make things feel "twitchy and unstable".
11-20-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

I suspect a lot of the argument comes from...

I suspect a lot of the argument comes from differences in speed and other riding habits as well as knowledge of our own reaction times. We can probably trade anecdotes for years and never get to any...
11-19-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By livedarklions

Bikes aren't available in stores, and don't come...

Bikes aren't available in stores, and don't come assembled.
11-19-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By livedarklions

Well, the Walton heirs have owned Rapha for a...

Well, the Walton heirs have owned Rapha for a couple years now, but they keep the Walmart connection kinda quiet for some reason.
11-19-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By livedarklions

Science!

Science!
11-19-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

At this point, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to...

At this point, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to take up judo or physics to deal with the hypothetical situation that could possibly arise under just the right circumstances to allow me to perfectly...
11-19-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

So to sum up, the best strategy for avoiding...

So to sum up, the best strategy for avoiding injury in a crash is to land on a sheet of ice. Got it.
11-19-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

Agreed because no two crashes are exactly the...

Agreed because no two crashes are exactly the same. I look at this as I'm playing the odds, which I believe are a lot better if I hold onto the handlebars. Letting go too soon results in giving up...
11-19-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

In a box-in accident, I'm putting my efforts into...

In a box-in accident, I'm putting my efforts into changing the direction of the bike to try to make the blow as glancing as possible and also hoping for a space to open up at the margin. The last...
11-19-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, but I used to let go of the handlebars in...

Sorry, but I used to let go of the handlebars in those situations, and all it got me was injured hands. If I "ride" the bike into the ground, I find there's a better than even chance that some part...
11-19-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By livedarklions

My two "go-to" bikes are 56 and 52 respectively. ...

My two "go-to" bikes are 56 and 52 respectively. They both fit me perfectly, but for slightly different uses. The small one is my "race bike", although I don't actually race, while the big one is...
11-19-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,080
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, I don't get this either. It's been several...

Yeah, I don't get this either. It's been several decades since I've had an IGH, but the one clear advantage is you got a whole hell of a lot more miles on a chain before it wore out. For me, having...
11-19-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

You're postulating a flight path that...

You're postulating a flight path that approximates an airplane glide slope. That's just not what happens, some of that speed-added kinetic energy will increase the impact of the first contact with...
11-18-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

Well, that's wrong. From experience, if you go...

Well, that's wrong. From experience, if you go over the handlebars, you arc into the ground combining forward momentum and gravity. The ground is not just stopping your fall, it's also stopping...
11-18-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

I think it's an instinctive reaction we developed...

I think it's an instinctive reaction we developed to catch ourselves when we are falling from a walking position. Sure, you can injure yourself catching yourself from a walking fall that way, but...
11-18-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,292
Posted By livedarklions

I'm 58. I have congenital foot and ankle...

I'm 58. I have congenital foot and ankle problems that make running especially bad for me, which is why I got into cycling in the first place. Perfect for people with good legs and bad feet.

I...
11-18-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,080
Posted By livedarklions

OK, but a good SS can be had for less than the...

OK, but a good SS can be had for less than the cost of an IGH by itself, so I think it's quite likely that the vast majority of the bikes are SS.

That said, I think there'd have to be some...
11-18-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 826
Posted By livedarklions

I just did some math, and I think you may have...

I just did some math, and I think you may have lost perspective. You're beating yourself up because you could only keep up with the A group for 5 miles after riding just about 20 mph solo for 45...
11-18-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejKUJu9xct4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejKUJu9xct4
11-18-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,568
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, great, now about 100 jokes about...

Oh, great, now about 100 jokes about underinflated tires.
11-18-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

If you find a cat is talking to you, that may be...

If you find a cat is talking to you, that may be a sign you landed badly.
11-18-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,783
Posted By livedarklions

I'm assuming the question is about what to do...

I'm assuming the question is about what to do when the crash avoidance fails, so I'll just focus on that.

My experience is that I generally don't have a lot of time to adjust, so my best strategy...
11-17-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,292
Posted By livedarklions

I was told there would be no math on this thread....

I was told there would be no math on this thread.

I will run to catch a train, maybe. That's about it.
11-17-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By livedarklions

I'm not going to tell you that's irrational...

I'm not going to tell you that's irrational because it's better to have a helmet on your head than none, and there's definitely some trade-offs in fit, comfort and price between the different types. ...
11-17-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By livedarklions

Don't know why you'd want to make this personal,...

Don't know why you'd want to make this personal, but are you under some delusion that people are actually "crediting" your posts?

The whole point of testing them is because we hopefully will never...
11-16-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By livedarklions

That's a really bright headlight, so a couple of...

That's a really bright headlight, so a couple of tips:

Be careful how it's pointed. Too high and you might be blinding drivers if it's directly in their eyes. Also, you probably don't want to...
11-16-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,292
Posted By livedarklions

I engage in high-stakes arguments for a living. ...

I engage in high-stakes arguments for a living. If I lose the argument, people can lose their freedom and/or their kids.


Well, in that case I'd have to disagree with you, they both could be...
11-15-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,568
Posted By livedarklions

She could do some stuff: ...

She could do some stuff: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-K0GtWiz5zI
11-15-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,080
Posted By livedarklions

I just did a search at the BikeBiz website, and I...

I just did a search at the BikeBiz website, and I can't find any such article. Sorry, but the vaguely recalled source of a "fact" that is "common knowledge" has all the hallmarks of an urban legend....
11-15-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,568
Posted By livedarklions

Stop trolling or face vengeance: ...

Stop trolling or face vengeance:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/240x300/s_l300_630463b517be95efab5e893a2ad85139e658ec34.jpg
11-15-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,292
Posted By livedarklions

It's half-full, dagblammit!

It's half-full, dagblammit!
11-15-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By livedarklions

VA Tech would disagree that they're all about the...

VA Tech would disagree that they're all about the same:

https://www.helmet.beam.vt.edu/bicycle-helmet-ratings.html
11-15-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,080
Posted By livedarklions

This is more like I remember, but the old ones...

This is more like I remember, but the old ones had a funny-shaped nut with a hole on the side, as I recall:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUem5XFTtm8

Oh, here's the funny nut:
...
11-15-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,292
Posted By livedarklions

Is this an argument over whether or not you...

Is this an argument over whether or not you should find the difference between the two groups odd?

We need to invent a unit for measuring the intensity of endless extremely low-stakes arguments.
11-15-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,292
Posted By livedarklions

See, now that's an explanation! Rather than...

See, now that's an explanation!

Rather than the comparison to speed, though, I think it's more like when I compare the size of the weights I'm lifting and the number of reps. I'm "competing" with...
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