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02-01-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 52,891
Posted By Andy_K

Two different 1985 Performance Superbes posted...

Two different 1985 Performance Superbes posted within two hours of one another. That has to be some kind of record...or at least an uncommon occurrence.
01-27-23, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By elcruxio

I have to say, I thought masterlink pliers were a...

I have to say, I thought masterlink pliers were a silly single use tool taking up space. But after getting a proper pair I find they're quite invaluable. So much better than any tool hack I've used...
01-16-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,933
Posted By work4bike

I like locking my bike to Handicap, No Parking...

I like locking my bike to Handicap, No Parking and Reserved Parking signs:D
12-28-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,662
Posted By livedarklions

If "by others changing" you include changes in...

If "by others changing" you include changes in infrastructure, laws and regulations, I'd say that both views probably don't make sense if they don't acknowledge the value of the other. The US is an...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By noglider

re-commuting

... to coin a word.

I have a steady job now for the first time in a long time. I've change careers from IT to K-12 education. It's super exciting.

Teaching is different in many ways, and one of...
12-02-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,518
Posted By livedarklions

My basic theory is to ride in a manner as visible...

My basic theory is to ride in a manner as visible as possible without being obstructive just for the sake of being obstructive. If someone wants to hit me, I think they can do it wherever I am on...
11-30-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,518
Posted By Mtracer

Concerning assertiveness, that is good if it is...

Concerning assertiveness, that is good if it is done to ensure your safety. But not in the sense of trying to win a pissing contest. Cyclists have rights on the road, but simply asserting your rights...
11-25-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,342
Posted By Chuck M

Beautiful weather in northeast Oklahoma for this...

Beautiful weather in northeast Oklahoma for this late in November. And I took advantage of it to pedal off some of yesterday’s calories on my Takara. A bike boom bike from an Oklahoma City company...
11-24-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By rumrunn6

Happy Thanksgiving

dunno if there was already a thread for today. wishing you all a good day. I know some of us have lost loved ones this year, (ppl & pets) & they will be missed. my Dad always liked to take the family...
11-20-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 975
Posted By KerryIrons

Never attribute to malice what can so easily be...

Never attribute to malice what can so easily be explained by incompetence.
11-04-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,188
Posted By jdawginsc

I've been in the sport since 1979, and honestly,...

I've been in the sport since 1979, and honestly, I don't know too much...except that I know I don't even know what I don't know...

...I know my one pet peeve is me laying down a part somewhere in...
10-31-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By IBJoel

Guys, please report the posts. Posting in here...

Guys, please report the posts. Posting in here doesn't do much, espeically outside of office hours
10-19-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,093
Posted By livedarklions

The worst is when there is more than one lane and...

The worst is when there is more than one lane and they freeze in a place where they screen your view of the other lane. There's absolutely no way I'm going anywhere as long as they're in that...
10-01-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By FBinNY

A good and timely reminder------ But Not...

A good and timely reminder------ But

Not only at the equinox, since not all roads are oriented to the compass. ANYTIME the sun is low, visibility is problematic it it's direction. Though I'm...
09-23-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By mr_bill

Sigh. The world isn’t binary, and bicycles are...

Sigh. The world isn’t binary, and bicycles are usually smaller than automobiles. But even drivers need to be careful.

People *MAY* have trouble seeing. Be careful out there.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,420
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Hardest part is getting started and be in a...

Hardest part is getting started and be in a routine. The rest is easy.
08-27-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,832
Posted By Brennan

My usual goal is to just reach point B. I think...

My usual goal is to just reach point B. I think of cycling primarily as transportation. Secondary use is recreational tool. Another goal is to maintain health and fitness. And also to connect with...
08-21-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,161
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

One other thing about the tired arms: it took me...

One other thing about the tired arms: it took me a while to realize that the object of steering a tandem is to have the average vector of advance to be in the approximately correct direction. IOW...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By Steve B.

Hand signal that you are moving left, then take...

Hand signal that you are moving left, then take the lane so they dont have room to pass.
03-23-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,555
Posted By mr_bill

True fact. In Massachusetts, people on bikes...

True fact.

In Massachusetts, people on bikes don’t have to stop for stopped school busses.

People on school busses don’t know this.

I always stop.

-mr. bill
03-05-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,541
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I'm a huge fan of Crank Bros. eggbeaters. I have...

I'm a huge fan of Crank Bros. eggbeaters. I have those pedals on three of my bikes (an old MTB, an old roadie, and an old touring/commuter) and those cleats on two pairs of my cycling shoes (cycling...
02-14-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,921
Posted By Troul

are you keeping the original frame? yes, it's the...

are you keeping the original frame? yes, it's the same. no, it's not.
01-21-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By UniChris

Thanks, that was a useful reference for what...

Thanks, that was a useful reference for what exists, though made me wonder if the project would exceed the value of the wheel.

Took a chance and headed to the LBS with the wheel parts, which...
01-17-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, but this is a disgusting thread...

Sorry, but this is a disgusting thread celebrating a disgusting tweet by a industry PR flack. Iride01 has it exactly right, the lights around the bollard are camouflaging the lights on the bollard....
12-29-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,393
Posted By freeranger

When your bicycle(s) are older than the person...

When your bicycle(s) are older than the person waiting on you in the store.
12-27-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By nomadmax

"Ding" is the word sellers use when trying to...

"Ding" is the word sellers use when trying to sell something that has a DENT or is completely trashed. Similar to "Ran when parked" (35 years ago).
12-10-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,299
Posted By Koyote

A bike that is fit for its purpose.

A bike that is fit for its purpose.
11-16-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,076
Posted By Hypno Toad

^^^^ Does not understand using a bike for...

^^^^ Does not understand using a bike for transportation should not be limited by the weather. Or that people driving in wet weather need to drive within the limits of the conditions.
11-11-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,194
Posted By Paul Barnard

You don't control the lane. You assume lane...

You don't control the lane. You assume lane position in hopes of influencing driver behavior.

Sidewalks can be very useful in some cases for avoiding dangerous areas or conditions.

Not all...
11-01-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,301
Posted By livedarklions

TBH, without a hell of a lot more depth analysis,...

TBH, without a hell of a lot more depth analysis, a comparison between states is probably not telling you much--there's just going to be so much variation in rates between different parts of the...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 54,870
Posted By curbtender

Not mine, but fits here... ...

Not mine, but fits here...
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10-19-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,502
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed that insurance is the right thing to do...

Agreed that insurance is the right thing to do for your customers. After all if something should go wrong due to your mistake and that took the bread winner from providing for their family wouldn't...
10-10-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,431
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I'm always surprised when I read that people get...

I'm always surprised when I read that people get two or three chains per cassette.
I keep my chain pretty clean and check it regularly for wear.
I get ~2,500 miles on a chain and change it at most...
09-28-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,844
Posted By ShelterIslJoe

Be Smart

In any accident there are always two at fault - the lug who did the unexpected, as well as the other rider who did not anticipate, prepare, or leave enough time or space to avoid it. Conclusion: Be...
09-16-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,165
Posted By jamesdak

I love banana's but living in Hawaii for awhile...

I love banana's but living in Hawaii for awhile sort of ruined them for me. Those oversized things stores sell have no real flavor compared to real banana's picked fresh.
09-11-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,844
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't think there's any value in determining...

I don't think there's any value in determining who screwed up. The value is in asking if you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?
09-11-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,586
Posted By dedhed

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate
09-08-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,844
Posted By Eric F

This incident could have been avoided if one, or...

This incident could have been avoided if one, or both, had exercised more caution. Seems to me like the result was from mutual negligence.

Verdict: Jump ball
09-07-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,844
Posted By delbiker1

I do not see how anyone that was not involved, or...

I do not see how anyone that was not involved, or was an on hand eye witness, can give testament to who, if not both, were at fault. Even then, often, the parties involved are the not the most...
09-07-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,844
Posted By rsbob

Mutually at fault. I agree with assuming most...

Mutually at fault. I agree with assuming most people are morons and you should announce you are overtaking. He was also at fault for not doing a shoulder check to make sure it was clear behind to...
08-31-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,509
Posted By Bobcarlson1

I was talking to a guy who cycled to work from...

I was talking to a guy who cycled to work from Maryland into DC. He kept his phone and wallet in a handlebar bag. One day he got clipped by a car and knocked down an embankment, out of sight of...
08-31-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Nyah

I never ride without an eye-shield of some sort. ...

I never ride without an eye-shield of some sort. Polarized sunglasses during the day, amber shop-glasses at night. They are protection from flying objects, just as much as a place to clip my mirror.
08-30-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,637
Posted By Pratt

Braking For Animals

On the Burlington Bikeway the other day I saw a guy suddenly swerve and fall, his buddy also hit the brakes and almost did an endo, but merely (?) mashed his testicles on the top bar. Why? They were...
08-29-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By shelbyfv

Sounds like a nice day! Old thought patterns are...

Sounds like a nice day! Old thought patterns are hard to break, but with ebikes, hills are now irrelevant!;)
Replies: 21
Views: 1,638
Posted By machinist42

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08-26-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,509
Posted By The Chemist

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Trunk bag on my rear rack. Also a good place to store my lock,...
08-26-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Milton Keynes

Ever be walking along and find yourself looking...

Ever be walking along and find yourself looking up and to the left to see what's behind you? I did this once when walking the kids to the park, we were on the side of the street and wanted to go...
08-11-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,960
Posted By ceebee4

Update: just got back from a ride. Turns out, I...

Update: just got back from a ride. Turns out, I take my right hand off the handlebar all the time! To adjust my glasses, to wipe the sweat off my face, and especially to grab my bottle. At least as...
08-10-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,960
Posted By Litho dbh

Me, I point where I intend to go. I figure...

Me, I point where I intend to go.

I figure lots of drivers in my city learned in other countries with different signals... Pointing where you gonna go is unambiguous. never had an issue, or...
07-21-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,966
Posted By Bmach

I don’t care what type of bike a person is...

I don’t care what type of bike a person is riding. I care about how they are riding!
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