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07-17-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,270
Posted By Stadjer

genec This is just not true. Bicycle...

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This is just not true. Bicycle traffic was never almost eradicated. There was conflict, it was dangerous and there was little cycling specific infrastructure, but people kept cycling. It...
Forum: Foo
07-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,278
Posted By Stadjer

Why was Woodstock a big deal actually? It was one...

Why was Woodstock a big deal actually? It was one of Hendrix best performances despite the percussionist beeing far from sober, but that must have escaped most people. There had been music festivals...
07-16-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By Stadjer

I'm from drinking culture myself and quite fond...

I'm from drinking culture myself and quite fond of the stuff, both for the taste and the effects on the state of mind. A real drinking culture, where it's woven into the social fabric, has the...
07-16-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Stadjer

I've been using my cell phone on my bike since...

I've been using my cell phone on my bike since 1994 and it feels like a breach of my personal freedom. To be fair, it was getting out of control since Whatsapp. for some reason this keeps cyclist's...
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,278
Posted By Stadjer

That's fine as long as the Germans get it back...

That's fine as long as the Germans get it back undamaged.

I wrote a review about a 1969 album once, and I started it like I was telling about the moonlanding for background, but it was about the...
07-15-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,270
Posted By Stadjer

I already did and concluded it was wrong on a few...

I already did and concluded it was wrong on a few 'debunks' and partly wrong on the general idea, hence that reply.
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,278
Posted By Stadjer

I wasn't born yet but I listened to a lot of that...

I wasn't born yet but I listened to a lot of that music and saw the concert movie and I don't believe it's a coincidence at all. Is Zeitgeist an English word?
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,278
Posted By Stadjer

It was fake, all done in a studio with actors and...

It was fake, all done in a studio with actors and special effects. The moonlanding was quite an achievement though.
07-15-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,270
Posted By Stadjer

Allthough I'm on the same side, you have to keep...

Allthough I'm on the same side, you have to keep in mind that Copenhagenize is a marketing campaign an not an analysis. It's aimed directly or indirectly at (local) governments to invest in cycling...
Forum: Foo
07-14-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,240
Posted By Stadjer

An SC instead of a VSC that benefitted Hamilton,...

An SC instead of a VSC that benefitted Hamilton, just like last year, what a coincidence.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,901
Posted By Stadjer

My guess is more than 50% in the Netherlands and...

My guess is more than 50% in the Netherlands and less than a third elsewhere in Europe. Wind has in common with hills that you have to work harder, but for some reason shifting down in a head wind...
Forum: Foo
07-11-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,003,591
Posted By Stadjer

The boat needs a touch up too.

The boat needs a touch up too.
07-10-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 810
Posted By Stadjer

Volvo made bikes themselves, the plastic Itera: ...

Volvo made bikes themselves, the plastic Itera:

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07-10-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,847
Posted By Stadjer

To be fair, the Dutch produce per capita about 13...

To be fair, the Dutch produce per capita about 13 times as many professionals in about any sport, except American Football and a few other typical American sports. This has at least something to do...
Forum: Foo
07-08-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9,943
Views: 2,003,591
Posted By Stadjer

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TDF today
07-08-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 139,852
Posted By Stadjer

This is a young and very handsome Rutger Hauer in...

This is a young and very handsome Rutger Hauer in an early Paul Verhoeven film, apparently doing his own stunts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewaRSOevgfM
07-07-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,354
Posted By Stadjer

Besides the fact that Dutch cities are competing...

Besides the fact that Dutch cities are competing with infrastructure to portray themselves as cycling friendly, Eindhoven and surroundings considers itself the silicon valley of the Netherlands. It's...
07-06-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,354
Posted By Stadjer

Only about 70 km Norh of MAK's. It's the...

Only about 70 km Norh of MAK's. It's the Hovenring in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
07-06-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,354
Posted By Stadjer

What I like about it is that it's very practical....

What I like about it is that it's very practical. The traffic situation was that they had to seperate cyclists and motorists vertically to keep the flow going. Tunneling can be quite complicated...
07-06-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By Stadjer

Yes. They have a rear rack specially for carrying...

Yes. They have a rear rack specially for carrying a child's seat. A double seat will probably fit too, and they have a steering tube seat....
07-06-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,354
Posted By Stadjer

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,640
Posted By Stadjer

I think you're completely right about that. It's...

I think you're completely right about that. It's so normal that hardly anyone pays attention to it, it's in a blind spot. 'We' have to be reminded regularly that it's not normal elsewhere. There's...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,640
Posted By Stadjer

I don't know exactly, but I believe the classic...

I don't know exactly, but I believe the classic English steel chaincase was an oil bath to protect the chain. Somewhere in the 20's chain technology changed and could do with much less oil, so they...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,640
Posted By Stadjer

The professionals and the well equipped use one...

The professionals and the well equipped use one of these:
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You put the tyre...
Forum: Foo
06-30-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,240
Posted By Stadjer

If the stewards have the balls to be consistent...

If the stewards have the balls to be consistent for a change it's going to be a penalty for Verstappen


Yes, it's nice to have a national colour like that. But it's more of a party crowd than...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,640
Posted By Stadjer

Not surprising, as the Dutch bike has been a...

Not surprising, as the Dutch bike has been a British design from the start. The iconic 'oma' is a British design from 1904 and the Roadster with the SA 3 speed has been a hit since the 20's, mostly...
Forum: Foo
06-29-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,240
Posted By Stadjer

That would be something special, Hamilton not...

That would be something special, Hamilton not getting away with something his rivals get penalized for.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,640
Posted By Stadjer

- One technique to lower wind drag is to fold...

- One technique to lower wind drag is to fold your arms and lean on the handlebars, which is perfectly safe on a coaster brake.

- I doubt they are really harder work up to 20-25 km/h. The upright...
06-27-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,990
Posted By Stadjer

I live there but I'm afraid I missed it...

I live there but I'm afraid I missed it completely.
06-27-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,746
Posted By Stadjer

"It's hard to justify a bridge by the number of...

"It's hard to justify a bridge by the number of people swimming across a river."
Forum: Foo
06-24-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 1,305,639
Posted By Stadjer

I don't want to start a trend and make this topic...

I don't want to start a trend and make this topic heavy on internet connections but there have been quite a few Citroens here lately and Citroen has it's 100 years anniversary this year. So an...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,648
Posted By Stadjer

Utrecht is the railway hub. It's in the centre of...

Utrecht is the railway hub. It's in the centre of the country anyway and only a few trains pass it by, it's by far the biggest train station in the country. The only thing special about Utrecht is...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,648
Posted By Stadjer

I believe the idea behind the design was to show...

I believe the idea behind the design was to show sturdiness, simplicity and practicality in it's shapes. The design kind of works in showing what it's about. They claimed to make a Dutch city bike...
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,240
Posted By Stadjer

One driver is more equal than others.

One driver is more equal than others.
Forum: Foo
06-09-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,240
Posted By Stadjer

That's named after general Philippe Leclerc de...

That's named after general Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, some WWII hero also known as Marechal Leclerc. Leclerc is a very common surname in France, it's also a supermarket chain, it's not a...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,648
Posted By Stadjer

I like the look of their mixte and I like what...

I like the look of their mixte and I like what they were claiming to do, basically they wanted to rethink and redesign the practical Dutch urban bike, but I doubt they succeeded.
Forum: Foo
06-09-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,240
Posted By Stadjer

Hamilton likes to make up his own heroism, like...

Hamilton likes to make up his own heroism, like getting out of the slums of Stevenage and insulting his home town and background in the process. It's not a rich kids game anymore and it has never...
06-06-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By Stadjer

Don't bring it up then.

Don't bring it up then.
06-06-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By Stadjer

That's a bit one dimensional. Not every oppressed...

That's a bit one dimensional. Not every oppressed is a collaborator and not every act of resistance is the same as beeing in the resistance. Not everybody went underground, hiding in the woods to...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,648
Posted By Stadjer

True, it has absolutely no capital feel, it was...

True, it has absolutely no capital feel, it was the most important city when the country was still very unimportant, contrary to Amsterdam. Nothing much happened to it afterwards so it has that...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,648
Posted By Stadjer

Not really. Utrecht is a 400K city in 650K...

Not really. Utrecht is a 400K city in 650K agglomeration. It has been the capital twice. Universities have been in mostly in the big cities for ages, that doesn't make them university towns.

The...
06-05-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,847
Posted By Stadjer

I have no beef with Volvo other than switching to...

I have no beef with Volvo other than switching to curvy lines. But this smells a bit like blaming the victim, just like their bicycle visibility paint. Why don't they just stick to their own...
06-05-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,847
Posted By Stadjer

Motor vehicles are not designed for bicyclist...

Motor vehicles are not designed for bicyclist impacts. That's what motor vehicle manufacturers should be concerned with.
Forum: Foo
06-02-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9,455
Views: 1,947,311
Posted By Stadjer

Didn't play much else since I discovered this...

Didn't play much else since I discovered this album recently, and most of the anything else is from his previous albums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aikOVPt50jU&list=RD2On9t2lWVUE&index=16
Forum: Foo
06-02-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 96,351
Posted By Stadjer

I just discoverd this guy. He's actually a great...

I just discoverd this guy. He's actually a great songwriter himself, who takes his time for it with only 3 albums since 2005.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29TYBygvKug&list=RD2On9t2lWVUE&index=13
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 1,305,639
Posted By Stadjer

I'm very familiar with it, my friend in high...

I'm very familiar with it, my friend in high school had one. It was the first car I drove on the road. His dad had restored a DS. My parents had a GSA break in the early 80's, then two or three BX's,...
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 99,503
Posted By Stadjer

This version has been off YT for many years....

This version has been off YT for many years. Sound quality still isn't great but it is the best version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocT5voFwzW0
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 1,305,639
Posted By Stadjer

As much as I like Citroen in general, I grew up...

As much as I like Citroen in general, I grew up with them, the SM is something special. Whether you like it's looks or not it's got such a presence, it's looks alien, always very different from any...
05-29-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,083
Posted By Stadjer

Ah, d'Israeli gears, derailleur is very closely...

Ah, d'Israeli gears, derailleur is very closely related to derailment, while it's the French that borrowed 'rail' from the English. But now I'm wondering where quagmire could come from.

Borrowed...
05-27-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,715
Posted By Stadjer

Oh dear, a drainage grate. And it's narrow too,...

Oh dear, a drainage grate. And it's narrow too, cyclists will have to go in a straight line when there's oncoming traffic! With an attitude like that it's better to not waste any money on cycling...
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