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10-26-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By Kapusta

If someone wants to go the AAA route instead of...

If someone wants to go the AAA route instead of carrying a tube and repair kit, they are not imposing on anyone, so sure, go ahead.

However, it sounds silly to me for several reasons:
1) By the...
10-26-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By Maelochs

Paying for assistance is a completely different...

Paying for assistance is a completely different issue. No one should lose in a transaction. No one should get something at the cost of another. Paying for service---even having AAA fix a flat on your...
10-26-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 362
Posted By yamsyamsyams

On the trails people are usually looking to relax...

On the trails people are usually looking to relax and get away, and I’ve found that they generally react negatively to those who have loud music blaring while on trail.
10-25-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By cubewheels

I got a flat in around 1000 miles. Cause of flat...

I got a flat in around 1000 miles. Cause of flat is a single strand of brake inner cable, ony 1 inch long. Impossible to see even in the broad daylight. Before that, I got a puncture from a thorn,...
10-25-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By Doug64

I find the best place to have a flat tire is in...

I find the best place to have a flat tire is in front of a French Bakery,
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49714555992_5408595a96_b.jpg

and the best time is right after the rain stops....
10-25-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By bargo68

Asking someone to help you out is most definitely...

Asking someone to help you out is most definitely not unethical.
Expecting someone to help you out certainly can be.
10-25-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By CargoDane

That wasn't the point you were "disputing". But...

That wasn't the point you were "disputing". But whatever: Yes,a person who asks for people to go out of their way to help them because they can't be bothered to carry or do the most basic thing is...
10-25-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By CargoDane

Yawn. He made it clear that he'd rather phone a...

Yawn. He made it clear that he'd rather phone a friend than patch a tube/tire:



In other words: He's not the least bit interested in learning how to do such basic things.
10-25-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By GlennR

I sleep with my wife... so pray for me ;)

I sleep with my wife... so pray for me ;)
10-25-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By Retro Grouch

You don't need your own driver's license. One...

You don't need your own driver's license. One day while I was cleaning out our clothes dryer vent I found driver's licenses with my older son's name and birth day and my younger son's picture.
10-25-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By GlennR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt60Uf2sfZY ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt60Uf2sfZY

Actually a "smart" person know when to get a professional. Too many will dig a hole, realize they are in trouble and then keep digging.
10-25-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By dabac

BITD when it was a current issue, a couple of my...

BITD when it was a current issue, a couple of my classmates would say ”I don’t need to get a driver’s license b/c all my friends have theirs. There’s always someone who can give me a ride.”
Granted,...
10-25-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By CargoDane

I hope you wouldn't use such tools and methods on...

I hope you wouldn't use such tools and methods on aluminium rims. :p
10-25-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By CargoDane

Okay, you didn't ask me, but thought I'd give my...

Okay, you didn't ask me, but thought I'd give my answer too:
Unless it's pouring down with no cover anywhere, I always opt for patching the tube. Most people choose the fresh tube first. I like...
10-25-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By Maelochs

Maybe we read this in very different ways. ...

Maybe we read this in very different ways.

As I read it, shelbyfv didn't suggest that each of us had to be total and complete experts at every aspect of every field of endeavor in which a human...
10-25-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By livedarklions

You just skip over the "you could have easily...

You just skip over the "you could have easily been prepared to handle the situation yourself" part. Personally, I'm going to get annoyed with someone whose plan A is to waste a bunch of my time...
10-25-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By Lemond1985

Carrying a repair kit is just common sense.

Carrying a repair kit is just common sense.
10-24-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By cxwrench

Don't be an entitled, lazy jerk. Do be self...

Don't be an entitled, lazy jerk. Do be self sufficient. The fact that you even see the need to post this question says a lot (in a negative way) about people these days. I'll bet you can't...or...
10-24-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By Ogsarg

Most crashes involve some amount of sliding. I'd...

Most crashes involve some amount of sliding. I'd hate to see what happens to your nose when you go down with that foam cap. No thanks. I'll stick with the mushroom that is going to help keep my nose,...
10-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By Ogsarg

Anyone that rides a bike should know how to fix a...

Anyone that rides a bike should know how to fix a flat. I think my Dad showed me how to do it when I was 7. I am not one to carry a bunch of tools around but do not go anywhere without what I need to...
10-24-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By tomato coupe

You're fine without any tools. To be clear,...

You're fine without any tools. To be clear, however, DO NOT CALL ME IF YOU GET A FLAT! I will not come to get you.
10-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By Ghazmh

Why bother carrying a heavy water bottle?...

Why bother carrying a heavy water bottle? Hopefully someone will be standing by the road just waiting to give you free water.......
10-24-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By CAT7RDR

IMHO, the Call of Shame should only be done when...

IMHO, the Call of Shame should only be done when absolutely necessary. Kind of like your last resort. I carry $60-$80 for a taxi/Uber if need be. On my main ride I also use SPD pedals so I can walk...
10-24-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Yeah, like a PITA who calls for free personal...

Yeah, like a PITA who calls for free personal taxi service to "rescue" him from taking care of himself like an adult.
10-24-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By frogmorton

If you ride regularly, you will get a flat....

If you ride regularly, you will get a flat. Learning to fix it is easy. Not carrying equip to fix it yourself and depending on others to help you is selfish.
10-24-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By dmanthree

Unless you're certain you have a lifeline...

Unless you're certain you have a lifeline available every time you ride, carry a patch kit and pump, and learn how to use them. Why not carry them? Is weight that much a concern?
10-24-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By spelger

When those things are fastened to the bike they...

When those things are fastened to the bike they are hard to forget. hardly a pain in the ***
10-24-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By roka

I personally enjoy being self sufficient and...

I personally enjoy being self sufficient and knowing that I can fix flats and other minor issues “out there” myself. It’s fun and satisfying learning how to fix things yourself and with the...
10-24-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By aggiegrads

Lots of people ride with cell-phone only. This...

Lots of people ride with cell-phone only. This is OK, as long as you only ride where there is service, and you always have a full battery.

I abhor the “call of shame”, and I like being...
10-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,878
Posted By shelbyfv

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may...

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may be doing to help you when you could have easily been prepared to handle the situation yourself? Entitled and ethically challenged.
10-24-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By Maelochs

One issue I see---if the shell hardens on impact,...

One issue I see---if the shell hardens on impact, it transmits, rather than absorbs, impact.

This site (https://newatlas.com/bicycles/newton-rider-bike-helmet/) says "And yes, the Newton-Rider...
10-24-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By Maelochs

"A polystyrene helmet is completely hard and...

"A polystyrene helmet is completely hard and works because, in the event of a serious and life threatening crash, it compresses and cracks open instead of your skull. This is good.

"However when...
10-23-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 11,669
Posted By rsbob

Lost 15 lbs this year taking cycling up again in...

Lost 15 lbs this year taking cycling up again in earnest. Resting pulse rate is down and better bp. Now all my pants and shorts are loose.

Hiked my butt off last year doing day trips, usually 8...
10-23-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,812
Posted By John Foster

No, But......

I have never been pulled over by a police officer. My wife and I were part of the resettlement team for a family of Syrian refugees. During a bike safety blitz, the oldest daughter got pulled over...
10-23-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Rigsson

If Mongoose can't help you, try going to a paint...

If Mongoose can't help you, try going to a paint store, home depot, lowes, etc. that does custom paint colors. They should be able to sample the paint to get cmyk or lab (whichever you prefer) values...
10-23-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By cubewheels

Before you added that, I thought you're going to...

Before you added that, I thought you're going to ship the box to the seller.

I think the trailer idea by badger1 sounds like a good idea if you already have a bike you can ride long distances if...
10-23-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By tomato coupe

Now I understand why he wears a hockey helmet...

Now I understand why he wears a hockey helmet when riding.
10-22-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By badger1

I think the idea would be that the op will use...

I think the idea would be that the op will use his Heavy Bike (with Short Reach shifters) to travel far away, to where the seller is located. He will tow the special bike box in a trailer, along with...
10-22-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By indyfabz

Why would you be getting a box for a bike you are...

Why would you be getting a box for a bike you are purchasing from far away? :fred:
10-22-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,812
Posted By rsbob

I always carry ID just in case I am so severely...

I always carry ID just in case I am so severely injured I cannot talk or am keeled (killed),not for law enforcement. Mrs RSBob, will be more quickly notified in that event and can cash in that life...
10-22-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By veganbikes

I would generally not recommend buying a used...

I would generally not recommend buying a used bike long distance unless you have someone at the other end you trust to inspect it and make sure it is right. Loads of high quality pictures can be...
10-22-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By crn3371

I would be more concerned with getting lulled...

I would be more concerned with getting lulled into such a relaxed state with that routine that you loose some concentration, which isn’t the best thing while riding. I’ve used rain shower noise as a...
10-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,812
Posted By RGMN

Got to spend a night in jail after getting pulled...

Got to spend a night in jail after getting pulled over on my bike. Cop decided that is was suspicious that a minority kid would have a nice bike, even stranger that he would be carrying the sales...
10-22-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By rydabent

And riding a trike may be a safe alternative for...

And riding a trike may be a safe alternative for you.
10-21-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 969
Posted By Gary in NJ

Yes on the mirror. I ride on rural county and...

Yes on the mirror. I ride on rural county and back roads, and he's my habit of/for safety.

As a car approaches towards me (on the other side of the road), I always check my mirror. This way I can...
10-21-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,812
Posted By HD3andMe

Your “interpretation” doesn’t change the fact...

Your “interpretation” doesn’t change the fact that you falsely claimed that folks are required to carry ID in the US.

Citizans of the US aren’t required to carry ID. This is basic stuff.
10-21-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,141
Posted By livedarklions

Well, when the best one can say for them is...

Well, when the best one can say for them is "their bite is rarely fatal", liking would be a rather odd reaction.
10-20-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,812
Posted By wgscott

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/Constitution_of_the_United_States%2C_page_1.jpg/1024px-Constitution_of_the_United_States%2C_page_1.jpg
10-20-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,185
Posted By Koyote

$900.

$900.
10-20-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,812
Posted By jon c.

That's not true. US citizens are not required to...

That's not true. US citizens are not required to carry papers.
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