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07-07-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
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: 134
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: 285
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: 676
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: 326
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: 565
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: 676
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: 515
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: 515
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: 743
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: 757
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Too far forward of what?

Too far forward of what?
05-24-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
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: 5,223
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: 111
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: 743
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: 1,377
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: 619
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: 1,434
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: 515
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: 515
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: 426
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: 426
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: 426
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: 192
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: 1,836
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: 882
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: 2,380
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: 725
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: 15,833
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: 2,487
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: 15,833
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: 2,487
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: 970
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: 2,528
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: 6,834
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: 6,834
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: 1,524
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: 6,834
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: 506
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: 14,116
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: 14,116
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: 1,258
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?
10-24-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Truck driver sentenced to 2 1/2 years for fatal bicycle crash on KAFB'

https://www.abqjournal.com/1382138/truck-driver-sentenced-to-2%c2%bd-years-for-fatal-bicycle-crash-on-kafb.html

A case from 2013
10-21-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By Arthur Peabody

NPR covers the controversy over allowing e-bikes on bike trails in national parks

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/21/771858867/national-parks-trying-to-get-a-handle-on-e-bikes I don't see why not.
10-08-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I have a really cheap alumin(i)um frame, an Alý,...

I have a really cheap alumin(i)um frame, an Alý, with a couple of noticeable dents. It's 20 years old with 100K miles on it. I do nothing about them. I suspect that bending the metal again would make...
10-07-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'When Biking and Bears Don't Mix: death of biker/ranger Brad Treat in Glacier in 2016

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/07/science/bears-biking-national-parks.html

You can right-click on the link, save the file, read the copy.
10-05-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,350
Posted By Arthur Peabody

After years of riding just for fun, I bicycled...

After years of riding just for fun, I bicycled from Iowa to Maryland on a bicycle I had just bought (a Schwinn Le Tour 12.2 - a Panasonic Schwinn rebranded), a Blackburn rack, an ancient Boy Scout...
10-05-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Most of eastern Oregon is dry, a lot of it...

Most of eastern Oregon is dry, a lot of it desert. The famous part, west of the mountains, is completely different.
10-05-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Paris becomes more bike-friendly

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/05/world/europe/paris-anne-hildago-green-city-climate-change.html If you want to read the whole article, you can right-click on this link, save it, read the copy
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