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Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By banerjek

All the time. I don't think you come out...

All the time.

I don't think you come out behind timewise if you defer maintenance -- and you actually know what you're deferring.

However, you significantly increase the risk of having to do...
07-09-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,847
Posted By banerjek

Obviously, the helmets are the problem. ...

Obviously, the helmets are the problem.

Though we could also improve things by keeping cyclists off the roads and relegating them to low speed tracks where they ride only short distances on flat...
07-09-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,511
Posted By banerjek

I experimented with a number of different mirror...

I experimented with a number of different mirror configurations before settling in on a glasses mirror (specifically, the Take-A-Look).

The biggest advantages of the glasses mirror was greatest...
07-08-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,511
Posted By banerjek

This will definitely prevent you from seeing...

This will definitely prevent you from seeing anything.

Mirror placement is important. Glancing into it needs to be a natural process or else you'll find yourself looking for (and then at) it. If...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By banerjek

Tires are all a matter of your preferences and...

Tires are all a matter of your preferences and conditions.

For short distance commutes, lightweight tires don't give you much advantage and it sucks when you get a flat. If you want to ride your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,612
Posted By banerjek

[/QUOTE] I don't like riding physically...

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I don't like riding physically separated lanes for reasons others have articulated, but the problem Carfree identifies is what I see the more serious one.

Instead of helping people see...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,802
Posted By banerjek

What is the deal with people who do this? I...

What is the deal with people who do this?

I encounter this all the time when commuting. It's always the slowest and most clueless riders who pull in front of everyone at lights -- a surprising...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By banerjek

This solution was simple and cheap so I tried it...

This solution was simple and cheap so I tried it first.

Really liking the results -- improvement was immediate and dramatic.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,705
Posted By banerjek

I've discovered that riding your bike drastically...

I've discovered that riding your bike drastically increases wear and tear on components.

A lot of schmucks go through 2-3 chains and sets of tires alone every single year. Not only does that cost...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,884
Posted By banerjek

That is the situation where they're most useful. ...

That is the situation where they're most useful.

You know *exactly* where cars are, where the gaps are so you can set up better transitions, who's setting up to pass and turn in front of you...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,406
Posted By banerjek

The vid is an excellent illustration for why...

The vid is an excellent illustration for why riding in the door zone should be avoided and why riding left and knowing what's going on behind you pays.

Expecting people to do the right thing is...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,058
Posted By banerjek

"Don't worry. I just assume everyone will do the...

"Don't worry. I just assume everyone will do the dumbest and most dangerous thing possible. I'm wrong 99.9% of the time, but I'm ready when I'm right. It's way safer and easier than people think."
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