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11-24-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I kept the tag, which promises a lifetime...

I kept the tag, which promises a lifetime warranty, and the receipt. How do I invoke the warranty? It's not worth shipping anywhere.


Of course I fixed it. I thought that was obvious. All I had...
10-06-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Just like life, riding my bike doesn't always make sense. But that's why I love it'

NPR's Bill Chappell tells us why he likes riding
Read https://www.npr.org/2022/07/18/1089654169/bill-chappell-cycling
listen...
09-27-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Were you on the bike the whole time? I locked...

Were you on the bike the whole time? I locked mine up at a hitching post for a few hours; when I tried to ride off the derailleur was in the spokes. I suspect someone accidentally (I hope) hit it...
09-23-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Arthur Peabody

You glanced too quickly. It comes in 135 and...

You glanced too quickly.

It comes in 135 and 130.


It says it is.


It comes in both.
09-20-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'NYC's delivery drivers depend on e-bikes, but charging and storing them isn't

Marketplace's Samantha Fields reports:
https://www.marketplace.org/2022/09/20/nycs-delivery-drivers-depend-on-e-bikes-but-charging-and-storing-them-isnt-easy/
09-16-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Have some pictures. I discarded the bad...

Have some pictures.


I discarded the bad stem hypothesis after the second occurrence.


As I noted, I've been installing tubes for 60 years. I know I've damaged some through carelessness and...
09-02-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Arthur Peabody

It depends on how 'strong' the bend is. I've...

It depends on how 'strong' the bend is. I've trued bent wheels that required so much tension on some spokes and almost none on others: they'd flex and break spokes - it was a waste of time. I've...
08-13-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,174
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Everything You Never Wanted to Know About...

'Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Hemorrhoids'

A good summary in the NY Times
'everyone is born with hemorrhoidal tissue; blood vessels that line the anus have a useful job: They help us...
07-25-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 658
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've built all my wheels for the past 40 years. ...

I've built all my wheels for the past 40 years. I use a spoke wrench, hold the wheel in my lap, check the true in the frame. I made a dish tool with 2 4-inch wood screws and a flat 1x1 from a...
07-25-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Is the Tour de France for men only?

Is the Tour de France for men only?
06-06-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,234
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'More cyclists are being killed by cars. Advocates say U.S. streets are the pro

https://www.npr.org/2022/05/25/1099566472/more-cyclists-are-being-killed-by-cars-advocates-say-u-s-streets-are-the-problem

audio at...
05-29-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Doctors can make bicycling safer in D.C.'

A med student at GW argues that physicians' advocacy can be a crucial factor in making bicycling in DC safer - policies that could be applied in any city - an op-ed in a recent Washington Post:...
05-29-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The 'New York Times''s travel section focuses on bicycling this week

https://www.nytimes.com/section/travel
'On the Water's Edge: Vancouver by Bike'
'In Northern Vermont, Trying to Smooth the Ride for Mountain Biking'
'From Italy to Croatia on Two Wheels'
'E-Bike...
05-25-22, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Because it's Jill Lepore.

Because it's Jill Lepore.
05-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Jill Lepore writes about the history of bicycling

Jill Lepore writes about the history of bicycling: the world's and her own, in the current 'The New Yorker'...
02-25-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Plumbers v. Bicycles, 1899

This article, from heatinghelp.com, https://heatinghelp.com/dead-men-tales/bicycles-and-heating-history/ , is about the hostility early plumbers had towards bicycles - they were too fast!
10-23-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'The Best Bike Lights' for commuter: Wirecutter tested 90 over the last 7 years

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-commuter-bike-lights/

I'm not in the market so didn't read it closely. Other stuff they have reported on has been useful to me
10-13-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,388
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'New York Bike Delivery Workers Band Together for Safety'

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/12/business/delivery-workers-thefts-neighborhood-watch.html
You can right-click on the URI, download the file, read your local copy
10-13-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Iohan Gueorguiev, `Bike Wanderer' of the...

'Iohan Gueorguiev, `Bike Wanderer' of the Wilderness, Dies at 33'
Obituary in the 'NY Times'
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/11/travel/iohan-gueorguiev-dead.html
'A man, his bicycle and an...
10-03-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,364
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'As Bikers Throng the Streets, "It's Like Paris Is in Anarchy"'

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/02/world/europe/paris-bicyles-france.html - You can right-click on the URI, save a copy, read it.
A Critical Mass guy in Paris chatted me up (wanted to practice...
07-31-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,362
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Everyone is supposed to stop behind the stop line...

Everyone is supposed to stop behind the stop line (or stop sign or crosswalk) but, if s/he can't see cross traffic (because of trees or buildings or whatever), move forward until s/he can, thus a...
02-28-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Heidelberg (Germany) going biycle-friendly

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/28/business/heidelberg-cars-environment.html

If you can't access the article by clicking on the link, you can
right-click on the link, save the file, read the...
12-24-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By Arthur Peabody

2 Baltimore boys deliver Christmas on their bicycles

from 'All things considered'
https://www.npr.org/2020/12/24/949609279/in-baltimore-these-santa-clauses-bring-pork-and-christmas-trees-to-your-door
11-16-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Torque wrench

Torque wrench
11-10-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,004
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I turned 70 in October.

I turned 70 in October.
10-21-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,151
Posted By Arthur Peabody

In '97 an LAPD ticketed me in Venice, right next...

In '97 an LAPD ticketed me in Venice, right next to its high school - I think the blue bandana on my head (to keep my ears warm) caught his attention. I ran a stop sign on an intersection that had no...
10-19-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Latest 'The New Yorker' has a bicyclist-themed cover

https://media.newyorker.com/photos/5f89edd5aafdd037851bf1f3/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/NY201026_Kikuo_Johnson_Biking_Masks_story.jpg
10-14-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,995
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Bicycle cartoon in current 'The New Yorker'

Not funny, but nice to be recognized.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x447/hellneversharetheroadwithabicycle_captioned_4c57eb719b2af3b9386d78716cfa66768c7c09a2.jpeg
09-12-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Cyclists relieve Oregon town ravaged by fire

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/912044961/cyclists-bring-food-and-water-to-people-in-oregon-towns-destroyed-by-fire From All things considered Friday.
08-11-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'A Push to Return U.K.'s "Motor City" to Its Cycling Roots '

Coventry, formerly the centre of Britain's automotive industry, is returning to its previous role as the centre of its bicycling industry...
06-12-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By Arthur Peabody

One can right-click on the link, save the file,...

One can right-click on the link, save the file, read the local copy, without registering.
05-24-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,033
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Stores sell what people want to buy.

Stores sell what people want to buy.
05-24-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'In Pakistan, Women Find Freedom In Quarantine Through Bikes'

From 'Weekend Edition Sunday' https://www.npr.org/2020/05/24/861630486/in-pakistan-women-find-freedom-in-quarantine-through-bikes
05-14-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,311
Posted By Arthur Peabody

All the bikes are sold out at Walmart

Walmart has no bikes, but I haven't seen them on the streets.
11-07-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Overlooked No More: Annie Londonderry, Who Traveled the World by Bicycle'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/06/obituaries/annie-londonderry-overlooked.html I had never heard of her
09-18-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,669
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: 4
Views: 1,235
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:
...
08-26-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
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....
08-23-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
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: 1,489
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.
07-22-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,936
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Habit. For perhaps the first time ever, a hand...

Habit. For perhaps the first time ever, a hand signal may have registered. I was preparing to turn left, the motorist behind me was about to pass me on the left, slowed down to let me turn. Today
07-21-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,961
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I ride mine until they fail. I carry boots so I...

I ride mine until they fail. I carry boots so I can limp home. I don't recommend my practice.
07-15-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Texting while biking illegal in Netherlands from today'

https://nltimes.nl/2019/07/01/texting-biking-illegal-nl-today

Hurrah for Dutch-persons!
Replies: 6
Views: 5,536
Posted By Arthur Peabody

You can right-click on the link, download the...

You can right-click on the link, download the article, read the copy you just made. I browse with lynx, which nytimes.com doesn't detect the accesses of.
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