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05-23-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 640
Posted By mr_bill

First, there are LOTS of cars that are no-tow, so...

First, there are LOTS of cars that are no-tow, so the only RESPONSIBLE companies will put a 1.25 inch adapter on your car for non-towing use. So you can get a 1.25 inch adapter on your Miata to bring...
05-23-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By mr_bill

The 12, even 14 foot bike lanes are generally...

The 12, even 14 foot bike lanes are generally share with busses. (And yeah, Iím an anachronism.)

https://youtu.be/mqkzkwqRvsU

Anyhow. Ride your ride.

-mr. bill
05-23-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 16,448
Posted By mr_bill

Yes, I’m bumping an oldish thread. Seems...

Yes, I’m bumping an oldish thread.

Seems like they like Dele’s bike:

https://i.imgur.com/8tMfFjN.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ULdZUOD.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Ey5OyzYr.jpg

(Tottenham Hotspurs)
05-20-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By mr_bill

Drive your drive. Ride your ride. You can’t...

Drive your drive. Ride your ride.

You can’t control others behind the wheels or behind the handlebars.

-mr. bill
05-19-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,263
Posted By mr_bill

Simple? Whenever I ride out of the door...

Simple?

Whenever I ride out of the door zone, someone will claim I'm going to die because the DOOR ZONE goes WAY OVER THERE!

OK, still that's not completely fair. Whenever I ride on a MUP (zero...
05-19-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,263
Posted By mr_bill

Be fair. Though someday when there is a...

Be fair.

Though someday when there is a thread bemoning the death of the coronovirus forum, someone will be remembered for insisting that safe social distance is three acres.

-mr. bill
05-19-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,263
Posted By mr_bill

NOOOO! Post more, post WAY MORE. Beat that horse,...

NOOOO! Post more, post WAY MORE. Beat that horse, over and over and over and over and over....

-mr. bill
05-19-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By mr_bill

“Sidewalk bikes” (less than 25” seat height)...

“Sidewalk bikes” (less than 25” seat height) require foot (coaster) brakes when they are sold.

Many transition bicycles have both a rear hand (rim) brake and coaster brake.

On their new “big...
05-17-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 70,391
Posted By mr_bill

So, what is the next mission??? In the...

So, what is the next mission???

In the meantime, Univega:

Cover (with Grizzly):
https://i.imgur.com/j3hyMqn.png


Gran Turismo (with yuppies):
https://i.imgur.com/oAfjGOl.png
05-17-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,263
Posted By mr_bill

Slightly funky bass line. Mr. 14 Feet from...

Slightly funky bass line.

Mr. 14 Feet from the curb is why VC died.

Believe it or not, that wasn’t enough for many militant VCers, who upped the ante to 17 feet.

When the horse you rode in...
05-16-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,263
Posted By mr_bill

The “camera man” staged a bicycle placed in the...

The “camera man” staged a bicycle placed in the door zone, and then staged a bicycle not in the door zone.

NOTE, “cyclists fair best when they act as the driver of vehicles.”

Standing in the...
05-16-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,263
Posted By mr_bill

FWIW, if itís too dangerous to ride in that bike...

FWIW, if itís too dangerous to ride in that bike lane, why is it safe to stand in it taking a picture of your shadow?

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8,850
Views: 1,003,900
Posted By mr_bill

https://i.imgur.com/u1cGUvF.jpg Next gen...

https://i.imgur.com/u1cGUvF.jpg

Next gen sandwich board next to Uncle Sam.

>90% masks before the storm.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8,850
Views: 1,003,900
Posted By mr_bill

Spouse never hurt their arm, and is often the one...

Spouse never hurt their arm, and is often the one to say quite simply ďgo bike.Ē

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8,850
Views: 1,003,900
Posted By mr_bill

I did an informal count on the Minuteman. Mask...

I did an informal count on the Minuteman. Mask compliance in Arlington is ~90%. (Mid 90’s for people walking, mid 80’s for people riding bikes, running, skating, and skate boarding.)

Also seeing...
05-14-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By mr_bill

The wireless unit has to be outside the frame....

The wireless unit has to be outside the frame. Typically just outside where the wire goes from the junction to the downtube. Advantage for your setup is it can replace an inline junction tube for a...
05-14-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 70,391
Posted By mr_bill

Not an entry, exactly four years ago. Never laugh...

Not an entry, exactly four years ago. Never laugh at a duck....

(After exiting the frame the duck buzzed my head.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQlJGs-9mGI


Next mission: ?

(p.s. You...
05-14-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By mr_bill

If I understand your question: If you want...

If I understand your question:

If you want to use the buttons on both the left shifter and right shifter to shift the rear derailleur, you need the Y-split.

If you don’t want to run a signal...
05-11-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By mr_bill

There are many things that can happen but they...

There are many things that can happen but they often mean someone was driving dangerously.

Next time stop at ďI wouldnít comment....Ē

-mr. bill
05-11-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By mr_bill

Tommy Anderson. Remembering a bicyclist....

Tommy Anderson.

Remembering a bicyclist. (https://www.universalhub.com/2020/remembering-bicyclist)

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
05-08-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8,850
Views: 1,003,900
Posted By mr_bill

That's almost certainly Tom, the admin of a...

That's almost certainly Tom, the admin of a cambridge bike facebook group. We are a small large community, or a large small community. This hurts.



-mr. bill
05-06-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,812
Posted By mr_bill

[/QUOTE] On Apple iOS. Android has a similar...

[/QUOTE]

On Apple iOS. Android has a similar setting (https://www.howtogeek.com/332706/how-to-switch-your-android-phone-to-mono-so-you-can-wear-one-earbud/).

https://i.imgur.com/BWv8CA7.png?1
...
05-06-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,704
Posted By mr_bill

And on the other side of the spectrum: ...

And on the other side of the spectrum:

People Are Panic-Buying Meat, Toilet Paper … and Pelotons?...
Forum: Northeast
05-03-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8,850
Views: 1,003,900
Posted By mr_bill

But generally riding during a quietine is very...

But generally riding during a quietine is very lonely:

Kenmore crickets:
https://i.imgur.com/fz4TF7K.jpg

By Fenway:
https://i.imgur.com/6pYnabbr.jpg

Deep end is shallow now (Paula’s ghost...
Forum: Northeast
05-03-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8,850
Views: 1,003,900
Posted By mr_bill

The “busy” times out in the world on Saturday. ...

The “busy” times out in the world on Saturday.

At Arlington Center, social distance two-stage turn box:
https://i.imgur.com/XN1d66l.jpg

At The Middle East in Central Square:...
05-01-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,410
Posted By mr_bill

That's *NOT* an ad. That's the OWNER'S MANUAL! ...

That's *NOT* an ad. That's the OWNER'S MANUAL!

No idea WHAT helmet you think you owned, but if it didn't look like that, it simply wasn't a Bell Tourlite bicycle helmet.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
04-30-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8,850
Views: 1,003,900
Posted By mr_bill

One advantage of gloomy days is the Minuteman is...

One advantage of gloomy days is the Minuteman is a very quiet time.

First time in weeks I could go all out with little to worry about but the squirrels and the bunnies. No retimed lights. No cars....
04-30-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 70,391
Posted By mr_bill

Cary is a friend of friends. I taught my friends’...

Cary is a friend of friends. I taught my friends’ child soccer, he taught them bikes.

On March 24, 2019, showers ended before dawn and it was the first glorious spring day, hitting 60s but with...
04-28-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By mr_bill

First, Di2 can be routed internally or...

First, Di2 can be routed internally or externally.

Second, this dealers manual will answer your questions as to what you need, and also if you feel comfortable doing this yourself.

Otherwise,...
04-27-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,377
Posted By mr_bill

Plastic micro beads are indeed a hazard, and have...

Plastic micro beads are indeed a hazard, and have been banned in some jurisdictions.

Glass micro beads on the other hand....

(A material almost identical to glass micro beads is called sand.)
...
04-25-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By mr_bill

Use advanced search, search by Username. It only...

Use advanced search, search by Username. It only returns 1000 posts, so the default search will return his last 1000 posts, sort by last posting date in ascending order for his first 1000 posts, and...
04-24-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By mr_bill

Sigh. All preliminary information, subject to...

Sigh. All preliminary information, subject to change....

The deceased was homeless, so the delay in releasing their name is contacting family.

The crash is on multiple videos.

Preliminary...
04-24-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By mr_bill

Your "study" of one person is an anecdote. ...

Your "study" of one person is an anecdote.

None of the toy pulse ox apps measure at multiple wavelengths.

Question: Should smartphone apps be used as oximeters? Answer: No...
04-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By mr_bill

Sorry, the pulse ox apps (iOS or Android) are...

Sorry, the pulse ox apps (iOS or Android) are toys.

(Just pulse apps, so long as you are still, donít suck.)

-mr. bill
04-23-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By mr_bill

John Forester

John Forester Dies, Aged 90 (https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2020/04/23/death-of-a-dinosaur-anti-cycleway-campaigner-john-forester-dies-aged-90/#6259724e1cc3)

-mr. bill
04-22-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By mr_bill

I often ride through this stretch. Oddly,...

I often ride through this stretch.

Oddly, some folks think this was a right hook, which would mean that the CDL operator turned right off Harrison onto Mass Ave. Some folks think EVERYTHING is a...
04-22-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,535
Posted By mr_bill

Were you shifting down to the largest sprocket in...

Were you shifting down to the largest sprocket in the back?

If not, it's not the limit screw, and probably not a bent hanger.

It's also possible that one of the broken spokes went into one of...
04-21-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 70,391
Posted By mr_bill

Reminds me of Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh,...

Reminds me of Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh, Angels Flight in Los Angeles, Castle Hill Funicular in Budapest, and the Glůria Funicular in Lisbon.

(I find them historical and romantic and rare...
04-21-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,358
Posted By mr_bill

Whack a mole. -mr. bill

Whack a mole.

-mr. bill
04-21-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,410
Posted By mr_bill

Briefly, in the 1970s. BTW, did you know the...

Briefly, in the 1970s. BTW, did you know the clear lego pieces are made of, wait for it, Lexan.

(P.S. The Bell Tourlite motorcycle helmet of the 1980s was made of, wait for it, fiberglass.)
...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8,850
Views: 1,003,900
Posted By mr_bill

Taraís finish line: ...

Taraís finish line:

https://i.imgur.com/RRPQ5nw.jpg

-mr. bill
04-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 70,391
Posted By mr_bill

FWIW, when I worked on an electric car over 40...

FWIW, when I worked on an electric car over 40 years ago (VW chassis, Alpha Romeo body, lead-acid batteries, GE motor, discrete component controller) it was very exotic.

That said, 1st gen Leaf is...
04-21-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 70,391
Posted By mr_bill

Next mission: A transportation mode for carrying...

Next mission: A transportation mode for carrying people that isnít powered by an internal combustion engine that isnít a bicycle...nor, for the clowns out there, a tricycle. No handlebars, pedals, or...
04-20-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 70,391
Posted By mr_bill

A transportation mode for carrying people (check)...

A transportation mode for carrying people (check)
that isn’t powered by an internal combustion engine (check)
that isn’t a bicycle...nor, for the clowns out there, a tricycle (check)

...
04-20-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,410
Posted By mr_bill

p.s. Googled that stuff. You know what I come up...

p.s. Googled that stuff. You know what I come up with? You, AND ONLY YOU, claiming the Bell Tourlite had a lexan shell.

(It was ABS plastic.)

-mr. bill
04-20-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,410
Posted By mr_bill

I wore one for years. Don't need no damn google....

I wore one for years. Don't need no damn google. They did not have a lexan shell.

I don't get the fetish for really bad helmets. I really don't.

https://i.imgur.com/lJFMWDq.png...
04-19-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 731
Posted By mr_bill

One can indeed pick out a groupset and a wheelset...

One can indeed pick out a groupset and a wheelset and then find a frameset for them.

You might find yourself out of luck if you go full ŗ la carte with front hydraulic discs and rear roller brakes...
04-19-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 731
Posted By mr_bill

Sometimes life gives you lemons. So you make...

Sometimes life gives you lemons. So you make lemonade.

A piece of road debris trashed my rear derailleur, drop out, and seat stay.

So I now had a bunch of otherwise perfectly fine components in...
04-19-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 731
Posted By mr_bill

https://youtu.be/iG4rJaTaE0Y -mr. bill

https://youtu.be/iG4rJaTaE0Y

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
04-17-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8,850
Views: 1,003,900
Posted By mr_bill

So, I'm still getting out and about. Just not...

So, I'm still getting out and about. Just not finding the time to pull pictures from my GoPro.

"Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." The Yogi Berra-ism has come true. The urban legend...
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