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02-26-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,253
Posted By Kaze6

That would be the "poses a continuing danger"...

That would be the "poses a continuing danger" part.

A lot of times, a loose dog that gets a face full of spray goes home and doesn't want to play anymore.
02-24-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,050
Posted By Kaze6

Of all that I've seen or tried over the years,...

Of all that I've seen or tried over the years, the best was the original (mid-1970s) Cannondale trailer with the optional kiddie tub. This has a fairly wide stance but is a bit heavier than the...
02-24-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By Kaze6

Anybody who hasn't figured it out, a big bike...

Anybody who hasn't figured it out, a big bike rack on a Class I receiver is a BAD IDEA.

Trailer hitches are designed to PULL in the direction of the strongest structure, and tongue-weight ratings...
02-24-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,253
Posted By Kaze6

Not only no, but HELL no! Pepper spray is a...

Not only no, but HELL no!

Pepper spray is a defensive weapon -- the purpose of which is to let you DISENGAGE AND RETREAT. If you think you have a justifiable need to use it, then follow these...
02-24-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,117
Posted By Kaze6

Yes, for as far as you're willing to pull it on...

Yes, for as far as you're willing to pull it on level ground or uphill, and all the way to the crash site going downhill.

You can also move a mountain using a Volkswagen, if you're willing to make...
02-24-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,630
Posted By Kaze6

"Nanny State" is a phrase commonly used for...

"Nanny State" is a phrase commonly used for government control of people's behavior "for their own good." There are an increasing number of such laws and regulations, and rarely are they of any...
10-14-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,630
Posted By Kaze6

Same here. I wear a helmet and seat belts,...

Same here.

I wear a helmet and seat belts, and advocate strongly for their use, but I figure that any adult who chooses to not wear one has that right, the same way they have the right to leave...
01-04-17, 11:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,784
Posted By Kaze6

Anyone with a bike trailer in their nose probably...

Anyone with a bike trailer in their nose probably knows about it already.
01-04-17, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kaze6

Don't be in a hurry. Keep your eyes open, and...

Don't be in a hurry. Keep your eyes open, and you will find the bike you're looking for, at a decent price and in good condition.
01-04-17, 11:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,211
Posted By Kaze6

This sounds like a solution in desperate need of...

This sounds like a solution in desperate need of a problem.

I can't think of a single time that I ever needed to patch a bike tire in the field that I didn't have the rest of the bike there too ....
12-19-16, 11:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,033
Posted By Kaze6

Of course they're going to tell you that. If...

Of course they're going to tell you that. If cost saving is mentioned, it follows the phrase "and another reason to do this is . . ." But, really, the bean-counters tell the rest of the government...
12-19-16, 11:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,033
Posted By Kaze6

The only traffic circles I've seen were done...

The only traffic circles I've seen were done during initial development, so they only had to take bare land, or tell the developers that they won't accept intersections where they want traffic...
12-18-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kaze6

If you can drive in one big hook, you can...

If you can drive in one big hook, you can probably drive in two smaller hooks, hang a small pulley on each, run para cord through the pulleys and hang the bike by stem and seat while also lifting...
12-18-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,568
Posted By Kaze6

You can TRY. Go with high-grade bolts, which...

You can TRY. Go with high-grade bolts, which will be less likely to bend, and make sure the threading is the same so the bearing cones will work.
12-18-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,034
Posted By Kaze6

Let's just say that I'm a lot more likely to...

Let's just say that I'm a lot more likely to volunteer as stoker when the captain is my lady than when it's her brother.
12-18-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,033
Posted By Kaze6

Around here, nearly every position on a road crew...

Around here, nearly every position on a road crew is considered unskilled labor by the unions to which government street crews belong to. You can go straight from high school onto a road crew,...
12-18-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,033
Posted By Kaze6

Actually, the reason for the increasing...

Actually, the reason for the increasing popularity of traffic circles is because they are CHEAP.

First, the land is pretty much free, thanks to eminent domain and the tendency over the last...
12-17-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,004
Posted By Kaze6

Since nobody can peek into the mind of another,...

Since nobody can peek into the mind of another, "intent" is proven based on other factors. In this case, if the reasonable opportunity comes to remove the markings, and it is not taken, it could be...
12-17-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,004
Posted By Kaze6

A couple of reasons to fix it: 1), ...

A couple of reasons to fix it:

1), Elimination of any hint of impersonating an officer. Hint: That label on a bike ("displaying unique markings") being ridden by a guy in blue shorts ("uniform...
12-17-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,033
Posted By Kaze6

To DE-quibble, the cop has to defend that belief...

To DE-quibble, the cop has to defend that belief to the prosecutor, who decides whether to pursue the case based on what the cop says. If it goes to court, the cop's testimony is the People's case,...
12-16-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,033
Posted By Kaze6

A citation DOES NOT mean that you have broken a...

A citation DOES NOT mean that you have broken a law -- it means that the cop THINKS that you broke a law, and is willing to defend that belief in court.

The cite has three very important pieces of...
12-16-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,004
Posted By Kaze6

There are guys in Japan who ride KZPs and BMW...

There are guys in Japan who ride KZPs and BMW RTPs with full-dress California Highway Patrol markings and disco lights. When they get together for a cruise, they wear CHP uniforms and harness, with...
12-16-16, 09:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,337
Posted By Kaze6

In the late 1960s and early 1970s,...

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, cantilever-type post brakes had a bad reputation. Side- and center-pull Weinmann Brev and Dia Compe pretty much had the market for consumer-grade rim brakes. They...
12-16-16, 12:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,847
Posted By Kaze6

. . .on a Schwinn Varsity . . .

. . .on a Schwinn Varsity . . .
12-04-16, 11:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,886
Posted By Kaze6

This question should have a corollary in the "How...

This question should have a corollary in the "How to tell you're TRUE Clydesdale" thread . . .
Forum: Commuting
11-27-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By Kaze6

My first thought when reading the subject line...

My first thought when reading the subject line was that you were catching some SERIOUS air . . !
11-27-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By Kaze6

F-A-B . . ! Love the "Road Train" sign, too....

F-A-B . . !

Love the "Road Train" sign, too. For those who don't know Road Trains are used in places like Australia, and are a truck towing several trailers (combination length up to 175 feet in...
11-27-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,080
Posted By Kaze6

Flags induce a MASSIVE amount of drag. I...

Flags induce a MASSIVE amount of drag.

I think that a good blinky light and reflective tape will be the most effective. Mount the light at the farthest point outside the centerline (maybe a...
11-20-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,463
Posted By Kaze6

Available from the gift shop at Westworld . . ?

Available from the gift shop at Westworld . . ?
11-20-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Kaze6

Not in the slightest. It's only cosmetic damage....

Not in the slightest. It's only cosmetic damage.

The clamp is steel. With the seatpost out, you can feel the points that gouged the aluminum post. If you were really worried about it, you could...
11-19-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Kaze6

The mark was made by the points on the clamp. ...

The mark was made by the points on the clamp. It's bent in just enough to put more pressure on the seat post than the rest of the clamp does, so when the bolt was loosened/removed, the post was...
11-19-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 46,922
Posted By Kaze6

No. In fact, when I lived in SoCal, I put...

No.

In fact, when I lived in SoCal, I put cheap-bike stickers on my good built-up bikes, having discovered that most thieves didn't have a clue what COMPONENTS were good.
11-19-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Kaze6

It used to be that most brands required a shop to...

It used to be that most brands required a shop to sell or floor-plan a certain number/value of bikes each year to be an AD, but could buy and sell without any issues -- they just didn't get spiffs,...
11-19-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,156
Posted By Kaze6

According to Einstein, mass increases when speed...

According to Einstein, mass increases when speed increases.
11-19-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By Kaze6

I'd be willing to bet he drew the cop's attention...

I'd be willing to bet he drew the cop's attention by having jinked out into the traffic lane, in front of . . .THE COP CAR.

Love the video, though. Especially the last scene.

I'm reminded of...
11-19-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,463
Posted By Kaze6

Do sharks keep their helmets on when they're not...

Do sharks keep their helmets on when they're not riding bicycles?
11-19-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By Kaze6

To answer the question as it was written in the...

To answer the question as it was written in the subject line, I can take children on the road until they get into their teens. That growth spurt they get just seems to give them more power in the...
11-19-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By Kaze6

For fun, have someone ride on the rollers then...

For fun, have someone ride on the rollers then you feel how much air is coming off of the front tire (especially if you have a standard splash fender).

When you ride down the street, that's all...
11-19-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By Kaze6

So, I was spelling it wrong all these years when...

So, I was spelling it wrong all these years when I wrote about a ride LEADER . . ?
11-19-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,272
Posted By Kaze6

Do you need a NEW bike? For around the cost...

Do you need a NEW bike?

For around the cost of a Wally World bike, you can probably find an older bike of better quality. Check swap meets, yard sales, Backpage, craigslist, etc. It grates on me...
11-19-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,008
Posted By Kaze6

Paint an arrow on the top tube, pointing forward,...

Paint an arrow on the top tube, pointing forward, with the legend "Ride This Direction" . . .problem permanently solved!
11-19-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By Kaze6

If it is supposed to have 24 balls, and you found...

If it is supposed to have 24 balls, and you found 25 in there, chances are that someone lost the original balls, and put in a smaller size.

The balls must be large enough to keep the races apart,...
11-19-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By Kaze6

For some reason, Park turned their back on half a...

For some reason, Park turned their back on half a century of expertise when they designed their "home game" stands.

The idea of using a screw-and-socket swivel locking system for something as...
11-19-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Kaze6

Someone didn't loosen the clamp all the way when...

Someone didn't loosen the clamp all the way when they wanted to raise the seat. The twisted back and forth as they pulled it out. You may need to use a wedge to open the clamp enough to remove the...
11-19-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,770
Posted By Kaze6

Assuming that you will be working on your own...

Assuming that you will be working on your own bike(s), rather than going pro:

Pro-level bike stand.

That's it.

Beyond that, figure out which tools you need for your bike(s), and check...
11-19-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,433
Posted By Kaze6

I agree in principle, but disagree with the blunt...

I agree in principle, but disagree with the blunt statement.

Go to Sears (or their website) and price basic Craftsman tools, then go to swap meets, yard sales, craigslist, etc to see if you can...
11-19-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,043
Posted By Kaze6

I'm with Maddog on this. If it were...

I'm with Maddog on this.

If it were bearings, the noise would "move around" rather than happening at the same place in the stroke.

If it were the frame or crankset, it wouldn't happen with no...
11-19-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,847
Posted By Kaze6

When you ride along Mission Bay wearing black...

When you ride along Mission Bay wearing black shorts and a white t-shirt, and a kid shouts "Hey, Dad! Shamu learned a new trick!"

When you notice that, not only are two people drafting behind...
10-27-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,630
Posted By Kaze6

Generally. Often enough that I figure it's a...

Generally.

Often enough that I figure it's a good idea to wear one.
10-25-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,630
Posted By Kaze6

Nope. Wear a helmet ONLY if you choose to do so....

Nope. Wear a helmet ONLY if you choose to do so. I encourage helmet wear on bicycles and motorcycles, but YOU have the right to decide whether to do so, while understanding that you accept whatever...
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