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10-08-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
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: 254
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: 844
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: 1,037
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: 122
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
10-04-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I haven't sought medical attention for a dog bite...

I haven't sought medical attention for a dog bite since I was 10; my parents made the decision then. That said, 'Case 10-2014 - A 45-Year-Old Man with a Rash' from NEJM 5 years ago:
...
10-04-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,037
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've bicycled it from Lee Vining to US 20 (in...

I've bicycled it from Lee Vining to US 20 (in Oregon) and CA 14 (near Inyokern) to Bishop on a second trip. I enjoyed it. There were enough towns to stock up in along the way that I didn't have to...
10-01-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Washing it out then stopping the bleeding are the...

Washing it out then stopping the bleeding are the only important things to do. I'd carry a small bar of soap (might spill a liquid), find water wash it repeatedly, counting on the water to do most...
09-21-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By Arthur Peabody

From this week's Weird News

From this week's Weird News
09-19-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I wouldn't put anything past Hekyll & Jekyll. A...

I wouldn't put anything past Hekyll & Jekyll. A bicyclist ran into a deer, which proved fatal for him, on his way to work @ JPL in that little arm of the Angeles National Forest.
09-18-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,337
Posted By Arthur Peabody

https://alibi.com/news/59341/Team-to-Study-Waste-W...

https://alibi.com/news/59341/Team-to-Study-Waste-Water-Reuse.html
09-16-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Bicycles make the cover of 'The New Yorker'

The cover:
https://media.newyorker.com/photos/5d7bd63eb2f2460008c0977d/master/w_727,c_limit/CoverStory-STORY_sempe_biking.jpg

The interview:
...
09-13-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'How I Learned to Cycle Like a Dutchman'

Dan Kois, his wife and their 2 daughters, learn how to bicycle in the Netherlands, Delft. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/how-i-learned-to-cycle-like-a-dutchman from The New...
09-11-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By Arthur Peabody

British bicyclists demonstrate for safety in London

An article in The New Yorker about British activists


https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-the-uk/cycling-for-climate-justice You get 4 free articles a month. (Then you can clear the...
09-10-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Hubub Bicycles, Kirkland, Ohio on the radio

A profile of Hubbub Bicycles in Kirtland Ohio on Marketplace (the public radio show) http://download.stream.publicradio.org/podcast/marketplace/segments/2019/09/10/mp_20190910_seg_22_64.mp3 3 minutes
09-02-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Doesn't this bike cost a jillion dollars? Last...

Doesn't this bike cost a jillion dollars? Last time I tried to bike into Canada, they wouldn't let me in: I was too poor. There are places you can just walk across the border, right? I could've -...
08-31-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I broke the handlebar stem of my Schwinn Typhoon...

I broke the handlebar stem of my Schwinn Typhoon 50 years ago. I was pulling at the time, so I straightened up, holding the bars over my head, for a surreal second before I fell. I was young and...
08-27-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,990
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I use the flimsiest paper towels, the ones that...

I use the flimsiest paper towels, the ones that are just paper, then pitch them in the kitchen sink and grind them to a slurry with the garbage disposal. The heavy-duty paper towels have sturdy...
08-27-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,963
Posted By Arthur Peabody

You sit on the seat, put your hands on the...

You sit on the seat, put your hands on the handlebars, your feet in the pedals. You can make a smaller frame fit with a longer seat post, handlebar stem, perhaps pedals with longer arms. The...
08-26-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I thought it was reasonable and fair. One of the...

I thought it was reasonable and fair. One of the participants pointed out that pedestrian traffic has increased in NYC without the concomitant increase in fatalities....
08-25-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Arthur Peabody

BOLTS AND TORQUE SPECS...

BOLTS AND TORQUE SPECS (http://raskcycle.com/techtip/webdoc14.html)

https://www.parktool.com/assets/img/repairhelp/torque.pdf
08-24-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Spec sheets from parts manufacturers often have...

Spec sheets from parts manufacturers often have torques. I don't think I've ever broken a part by over-tightening (I did pull a spoke nipple through a rim once, but that's different.) and had parts...
08-23-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Biking through my PhD'

http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02254-8
08-23-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The public radio show 1A will cover bike safety on Monday

The public radio show 1A, http://www.the1a.org, will talk about cycling safety on Monday's show. You can leave a voicemail at 8552361212, e-mail 1a@wamu.org, or use the VoxPop app. They probably...
08-22-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By Arthur Peabody

You don't have to pay. You can right-click on...

You don't have to pay. You can right-click on the link, save it, read the local copy, then delete it.
08-21-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'How an E-Bike Changed My Life'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/opinion/electric-bike-aging.html NY Times columnist Jennifer Finney Boylan on her e-bike.
08-21-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,083
Posted By Arthur Peabody

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/nyregion/bike-d...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/nyregion/bike-deaths-nyc.html

The horrific death of a cyclist has intensified debate over whether drivers are being treated too leniently.
Forum: Introductions
08-20-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The snow on Beartooth Pass was 10 feet high, it...

The snow on Beartooth Pass was 10 feet high, it was liking riding through a canyon. The wind was so strong on the east (down) side I had to dismount and walk down hill for a few miles. I was caught...
Forum: Introductions
08-18-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I passed through in '86.

I passed through in '86.
08-16-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,083
Posted By Arthur Peabody

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/opinion/new-yor...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/opinion/new-york-bike-deaths.html
08-15-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,083
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I cited it because a story about bicycling made...

I cited it because a story about bicycling made the national news. That's what's news about it. Bicycling used to be for kiddies. No one covered the Tour de France; it wasn't an Olympic sport;...
08-15-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By Arthur Peabody

He Gave a Bike to a Refugee Girl. 24 Years Later, She Got to Thank Him.'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/world/europe/refugee-bike-search-mevan.html
Just a nice story. You can right-click on the link, save it to a local drive, read the copy
08-14-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,083
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'In NYC, Cycling Deaths Increase But Gears Turn Slowly On Safety Measures'

19 cyclist deaths in NYC this year - people blame Mayor de Blasio's insufficient zeal in pursuit of Vision Zero. From NPR's All Things Considered...
08-05-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,668
Posted By Arthur Peabody

If I grab a DB spoke, pull on both ends, it will...

If I grab a DB spoke, pull on both ends, it will break at a higher tension than a straight-gauge spoke?

If the spokes are more elastic, doesn't the rim deform more, thus break sooner?
08-05-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,818
Posted By Arthur Peabody

When I go to the trouble of taking it off, I...

When I go to the trouble of taking it off, I clean it in the sink with dish soap and a lot of hot water. I wear gloves. I scrub out the sink with baking soda afterwards. The problem with solvents...
08-05-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The technology could be adapted to make a...

The technology could be adapted to make a self-driving trailer.
08-01-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Somebody is testing delivery robots. I...

Somebody is testing delivery robots.


I read the article as a test of technology more than a useful product. I raised it here because I thought it funny.



When we don't own bikes, just...
08-01-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I'd think my pins were improperly seated, move...

I'd think my pins were improperly seated, move them back and forth with a chain tool, use a vise grip to even them out.
08-01-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,071
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I build wheels with a spoke wrench, the wheel...

I build wheels with a spoke wrench, the wheel sitting in my lap. I jury-rigged a dish tool from a flat scrap of wood and 2 4-inch wood screws. I build only for myself, about 1 every 5 years. If I...
08-01-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've gotten a lot of miles out of the cheapest...

I've gotten a lot of miles out of the cheapest anonymous spokes bought on eBay. If I accounted for the labor I put into it, even at minimum wage, the savings are negligible. Try danscomp.com
08-01-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The Ace & True Value have these at reasonable...

The Ace & True Value have these at reasonable prices in Albuquerque, as did Busy Bee in Santa Monica, B&B in Venice (CA). I'd expect them at all self-respecting hardware stores.
08-01-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 992
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've used cheap rims (single-wall Arayas) made...

I've used cheap rims (single-wall Arayas) made with anonymous spokes (not SS) until brake wear caused the rim to split without having this problem. I occasionally broke a spoke and replaced it...
08-01-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I replace mine when I break them. I've bought...

I replace mine when I break them. I've bought them from Venom Bikes in the Ukraine, even; it was $2 for the hanger, $10 for shipping (the low price may have been because it was denominated in...
08-01-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By Arthur Peabody

John Looker of Pelotonia's bike-a-thons is a fraud

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/sports/cycling/pelotonia.html

I hadn't heard of these.
08-01-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Self-riding bicycle

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/31/science/bikes-robot-autonomous.html Whew! Now I can stop!
07-29-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,337
Posted By Arthur Peabody

That's what I wanted him to do. In the bad old...

That's what I wanted him to do. In the bad old days I had to tell annoying people to go away. Don't go away mad - just go away. Now they do it unprompted - yay!
07-29-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,626
Posted By Arthur Peabody

None. I ride my bicycle, not watch others do it -...

None. I ride my bicycle, not watch others do it - same reason I don't watch porn. I hear about it on the news, which doesn't explain many details.
07-28-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,626
Posted By Arthur Peabody

What if 1 second separates them? By...

What if 1 second separates them?


By peloton you mean everybody else? Is teaming up legal?



I hadn't imputed a desire on anyone. Bad things happen occasionally no matter everyone's good...
07-28-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,626
Posted By Arthur Peabody

TdF: Why don't they compete on the last stage?

What happens if the leader collapses?
07-27-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,695
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Thanks. Do they prefer 1 style? I remember a...

Thanks. Do they prefer 1 style? I remember a story about a track bicyclist who forgot his gloves on a short trip to the store, was barreling down a steep hill, saw traffic at the bottom, braked...
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