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01-29-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 559
Posted By flangehead

Collision with a dog

I report my mistakes here, but in this case I’m not sure there’s anything I would have done differently. Maybe if I’d known it can happen, I would have been a bit better prepared, but the “normal”...
01-23-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,933
Posted By flangehead

I think bike theft is as complex as traffic, with...

I think bike theft is as complex as traffic, with many more factors besides location, lock, time of day, duration… the list goes on and on … and on any given Sunday anything can happen.



Ok....
01-19-23, 02:16 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,933
Posted By flangehead

Though handicapped parking spots are required by...

Though handicapped parking spots are required by law in my jurisdiction, many businesses go above and beyond to cater to other clientele:...
01-16-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,933
Posted By flangehead

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Nowhere else available.
01-15-23, 09:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,933
Posted By flangehead

Stores with shopping carts often provide viable...

Stores with shopping carts often provide viable bike racks.
...
01-14-23, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 513
Posted By flangehead

Bearings are inexpensive. A common practice is to...

Bearings are inexpensive. A common practice is to replace them all when the opportunity arises.
01-06-23, 07:37 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By flangehead

I recently rode about 40 miles on errands on a...

I recently rode about 40 miles on errands on a hydraulic disk brake bike and it is an improvement in modulation and control.

However the improvement is not enough to motivate me to replace any...
12-26-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,662
Posted By flangehead

A TXDOT study cites speed: “Why did we see a...

A TXDOT study cites speed:

“Why did we see a decrease in pedestrian and bicycle crashes, but an increase in fatalities in 2020?
The unique circumstances caused by the pandemic in 2020 had a...
12-01-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,518
Posted By flangehead

Help me out here. Is this a reference to...

Help me out here.

Is this a reference to DWI? If it is, then it is the case that unusually slow or erratic motor vehicle operation will attract attention due to possible impaired driving....
11-30-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,518
Posted By flangehead

My context is commuting. A good example of...

My context is commuting.

A good example of this is avoiding packs of motor vehicles. When I’m in the lane stopped at a traffic light, I do have the legal right to proceed with my space in line. I...
11-14-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By flangehead

Near-Miss: Blocked Sightline Behind Me

Don't make my mistakes.

I was in this situation:

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Approaching traffic...
10-21-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By flangehead

They’re back.

General is under attack again.

Can we launch a counter offensive with chain lube threads on solicitation sites?
Forum: Commuting
10-11-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By flangehead

Just how flat is your commute?

Some of us measure elevations in inches or millimeters. My 7.8 mile commute works out to 92 inch elevation gain per mile.

...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By flangehead

Mirror Mirror when I bike; its the distance that I like.

There are numerous threads about mirrors on BF and someone has surely shared this realization before, but since it just came to me...

I'm a committed mirror user, but on my last commute it was...
10-06-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By flangehead

Bike Index and Project 529. Can’t hurt.

Bike Index and Project 529. Can’t hurt.
10-04-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,093
Posted By flangehead

My solution to nice holes is I have at least one...

My solution to nice holes is I have at least one foot on the ground and I cross my arms. 95% get the message.
10-04-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By flangehead

Silver bullets and free lunches are rare. There...

Silver bullets and free lunches are rare. There are always trade offs.

I have had some experience with parking protected bike lane in a central business district. My observations:

1. Regardless...
09-25-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,666
Posted By flangehead

Must have been an unnecessary gratuity since when...

Must have been an unnecessary gratuity since when a man says something in the woods and no one hears him, he is still wrong.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,420
Posted By flangehead

1. Habit. 2. Habit. 3. Habit. Why...

1. Habit.
2. Habit.
3. Habit.

Why don’t I drive a car to work? Habit.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,420
Posted By flangehead

Huh? ...

Huh?


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09-22-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By flangehead

Your shadow points at danger...

I'm a little late with this, but today is the equinox and for those of us where most roads were laid out E/W/N/S we've got the sun lined up directly along the road at dawn and dusk.

At low light...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By flangehead

No, winning. So much winning. We’re getting tired...

No, winning. So much winning. We’re getting tired of winning.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,420
Posted By flangehead

In my opinion it is inertia and familiarity.. you...

In my opinion it is inertia and familiarity.. you use your "standard" transportation mode. The default transportation mode in all but a few core urban centers in the United States is a motor...
08-31-22, 02:50 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,722
Posted By flangehead

The road is a very non-linear domain. We had a...

The road is a very non-linear domain. We had a natural experiment early in COVID in many jurisdictions when motor vehicle miles dropped a lot but road fatalities did not.

This is not a criticism...
08-24-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By flangehead

I tried to disassemble and reassemble a Shimano...

I tried to disassemble and reassemble a Shimano twist shifter.

Outcome:

I bought a new one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By flangehead

This method has a 100% participation rate within...

This method has a 100% participation rate within 50’ of my garage.

I see no reason to degrease a new chain. The small amount of emulsifiers disperse in a much larger quantity of wax.
08-20-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,992
Posted By flangehead

As you wish. ...

As you wish.


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08-15-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,992
Posted By flangehead

The solution is what many BF participants do:...

The solution is what many BF participants do: ride predictably, conspicuously and often. That converts the unexpected into the expected.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to ride to the grocery...
07-10-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By flangehead

I have had similar valve base failures on...

I have had similar valve base failures on different rims. Not frequent enough to be worth chasing down a root cause.
07-06-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By flangehead

Hmm. Posted in C&V. No newly built bikes. ...

Hmm. Posted in C&V.

No newly built bikes.

Parts are either low-margin commodity items or depleting inventory.

You may be onto something.
07-05-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By flangehead

My dog is 50 pounds of brown: ...

My dog is 50 pounds of brown:


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He jumps in...
06-28-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By flangehead

I cycle for transportation and the recommendation...

I cycle for transportation and the recommendation is for laughs. Same with body battery… According to Garmin I’m always discharged:

...
06-26-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By flangehead

I think median speed is probably 55 mph on this...

I think median speed is probably 55 mph on this segment.

I don’t think speed has any relation to debris accumulation.

Probably biggest factor is slope to wash off debris in heavier rain.
06-26-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By flangehead

Flat Tire Pollen

I picked this up with a 2-inch magnet on a 750-foot traverse over a shoulder I ride frequently.
...
06-15-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 815
Posted By flangehead

Normally retails for $20. ...

Normally retails for $20.


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Center is red LED...
Forum: Texas
06-11-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,251
Posted By flangehead

I've added the Westheimer Access Trail to the...

I've added the Westheimer Access Trail to the post above.

There is no commitment involved on any of these petitions. Change.org asks for money but don't give them any. The petition starter (me in...
05-31-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By flangehead

I’ve had good luck with shelving: ...

I’ve had good luck with shelving:

https://www.bikeforums.net/21220581-post693.html

For high point loads, I have a sheet of 1/4” plywood that I use to distribute the weight.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,091
Posted By flangehead

As a commuter, anytime I get flak about my...

As a commuter, anytime I get flak about my appearance, “mission achieved”.
05-17-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,243
Posted By flangehead

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Access to cage by card key. ...
05-17-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,726
Posted By flangehead

You might want to check the SN on...

You might want to check the SN on https://bikeindex.org/ and https://project529.com/garage. Though it won't guarantee you're not buying a stolen bike, it could confirm that you are. (Having said...
05-06-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By flangehead

I’ve registered all my bikes both on 529 and on...

I’ve registered all my bikes both on 529 and on bikeindex.org. I’ve never had a bike stolen, so no experience on the recovery side, but my impression is that different jurisdictions will refer to one...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,584
Posted By flangehead

I commute in Houston. Same problem and I have to...

I commute in Houston. Same problem and I have to adapt to different offices and situations. Key is ventilation to dry.

I always start from home with clean kit.

In one situation, where shower...
04-27-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By flangehead

I monitor the situation behind me with a mirror,...

I monitor the situation behind me with a mirror, and Just before I execute the turn I glance over my left shoulder.

Recently I had a motorist pass me on the left. I stopped.

Rule 1 is no one...
04-20-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,661
Posted By flangehead

And there it is, in a nutshell. How can we...

And there it is, in a nutshell.

How can we motivate most road users to be thoughtful and careful, without having “events”?
04-19-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By flangehead

When I have had problems and fiddling didn't fix...

When I have had problems and fiddling didn't fix it, my problem has been the hanger alignment.

As long as you can get access to a second rear wheel (other bike, friend's bike) this has worked very...
04-14-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,679
Posted By flangehead

Pop rivets

Since I have a supply of these in aluminum, I’ve used them. The solid actuating pin slides off. IIRC 3/32 but measure, my memory is fading fast.
...
04-09-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,250
Posted By flangehead

I’m lazy, have low standards and have invested...

I’m lazy, have low standards and have invested $15 in a dedicated crockpot which has gulf wax and lamp oil mix with a grid at the bottom.

If I hear any squeaking I plug in the pot, wipe surface...
03-24-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,235
Posted By flangehead

I recently looked at the market to replace this: ...

I recently looked at the market to replace this:

...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,737
Posted By flangehead

Example On-Commute Errand

I happened to get a grocery order on my way home so example of my reasonable “unexpected errand” capacity:

...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,737
Posted By flangehead

I both commute and run errands. However,...

I both commute and run errands. However, stopping off for something unexpected on my commute is limited to at most 2 bags of groceries and a light bulky item. Normal commute bike is steel touring...
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