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06-23-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,146
Posted By mr_bill

https://youtu.be/zYY6Q4nRTS4 -mr. bill

https://youtu.be/zYY6Q4nRTS4

-mr. bill
06-23-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,146
Posted By mr_bill

I need to repair my bike repair stand. Does...

I need to repair my bike repair stand.

Does anyone know where I can get a good bike repair stand repair stand?

-mr. bill
06-22-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By mr_bill

Given that elderly people are often [deleted],...

Given that elderly people are often [deleted], they should refrain from commenting on what other elderly people ought to do or ought not do. It’s none of your business.

May you live happily ever...
06-21-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,189
Posted By mr_bill

Bicycle helmets sold in the US (and elsewhere as...

Bicycle helmets sold in the US (and elsewhere as well) MAY carry Snell certification. Up until 2018 most Specialized helmets were Snell certified.

You may continue on your snipe hunt alone.
...
06-21-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,189
Posted By mr_bill

Snell Foundation conducts ongoing random sample...

Snell Foundation conducts ongoing random sample tests on production helmets that they buy at retail. If any fail, they conduct a follow up test. If any of those fail, the manufacturer loses...
06-20-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By mr_bill

Past two years? History repeats itself. John...

Past two years?

History repeats itself. John Snow died before people listened to him. But, you know, stay in your lane.

-mr. bill
06-20-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By mr_bill

John Snow delivered babies. That was his "area of...

John Snow delivered babies. That was his "area of expertise."

He also developed anesthesia, medical hygiene, and yes, epidemiology and public health.

According to some here, he should have...
06-17-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,352
Posted By mr_bill

25Km? Good for you. (My recon rides after major...

25Km? Good for you. (My recon rides after major medical events are usually 10Km, to go get some beer. LOL.)

-mr. bill
06-16-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,962
Posted By mr_bill

It's less than three quarters of a mile from the...

It's less than three quarters of a mile from the railroad crossing to Jefferson Highway. It's DEAD STRAIGHT with a HALF MILE passing zone. And it's far from a "MAIN ROAD." That would be Clearview...
06-11-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By mr_bill

Now, that’s just unfair. By this “logic,” anyone...

Now, that’s just unfair. By this “logic,” anyone hurt in a motor vehicle crash is COMPLETELY to blame.

Even if someone crashed their car into a your bedroom in your home, YOU are at fault for...
06-11-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,139
Posted By mr_bill

There’s a reason why the cable stop on your...

There’s a reason why the cable stop on your Intenso stood so proud from the chainstay.

Before you continue, with that “close enough” (it’s not close at all) cable stop it’s likely your bare shift...
06-09-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,947
Posted By mr_bill

I have to admit that when I was on a knee scooter...

I have to admit that when I was on a knee scooter (while recovering from achilles tendon surgery), I didn't wear a helmet. Even though my peak speed was equivalent to slow running, where I also don't...
06-08-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,139
Posted By mr_bill

If that stop sort of kinda matches the original...

If that stop sort of kinda matches the original stop, I would stop. No amount of modding is going to make it adequate. If you have a *perfect* fit it is a crap shoot repair.

The lever arm on the...
06-08-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,947
Posted By mr_bill

With counterfeit CE certification marks. ...

With counterfeit CE certification marks.

Real mark (note that the "c" and "e" form a sideways "8"):
https://i.imgur.com/1ZKn1IT.jpg

Counterfeit marks (note that the "c" and "e" are too close...
06-07-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,947
Posted By mr_bill

Damn slippery when wet too. And it's also town by...

Damn slippery when wet too. And it's also town by town, the town boundary is at 14 seconds and the "Ooopsies" on the wet patches is about a second later.

I know it doesn't look that dramatic,...
06-05-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By mr_bill

The OP wants to remove it themselves, and wants...

The OP wants to remove it themselves, and wants to know if there is a special tool.

The tool is, what, less than 10.00?

It’ll all but pay for itself the first time, and will be free the next...
06-05-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By mr_bill

This Park Tool video gives you a good walkthru. ...

This Park Tool video gives you a good walkthru.

Pay particular attention to the tool selection.

Your pic isn’t clear enough to definitively answer which tool you need, it’s too hard to count...
06-02-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By mr_bill

Aside. (because you can’t hide bodies.) NOPD did...

Aside. (because you can’t hide bodies.) NOPD did TRY to hide a body in a Chevy by the levee, but even in Algiers that didn’t end well for the deceased or for the now former officers who were...
06-02-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By mr_bill

Yup. Deaths in particular is completely noisy. ...

Yup. Deaths in particular is completely noisy.

It’s common in A&S to try to make meaning out of the statistically meaningless.

Just another form of confirmation bias.

p.s. You’ve ridden in...
06-02-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By mr_bill

Louisiana sucks. NOLA (Orleans Parish) not so bad...

Louisiana sucks. NOLA (Orleans Parish) not so bad really.

2022: 0 deaths / 053 injuries to date
2021: 7 deaths / 128 injuries
2020: 6 deaths / 134 injuries
2019: 5 deaths / 221 injuries
2018:...
05-31-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,139
Posted By mr_bill

Right after my achilles tendon healed, my rear...

Right after my achilles tendon healed, my rear derailleur stop failed. (Similar injury, lol.)

I ran full cable from the front cable stop to the derailleur under the bottom bracket, and all was...
05-16-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,178
Posted By mr_bill

ABSOLUTELY! That’s why they banned blinking...

ABSOLUTELY!

That’s why they banned blinking lights on airplanes, motor vehicle turn signals and hazard signals, police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, plow trucks, construction vehicles…

…oh...
05-16-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,190
Posted By mr_bill

Uh. Funeral processions for one. At least around...

Uh. Funeral processions for one. At least around here, no “permit” required.

Otherwise, around here, motor traffic is more than capable of self-corking. No matter how much paint there is on the...
05-16-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,178
Posted By mr_bill

https://youtu.be/VTOdmp8pHuI -mr. bill

https://youtu.be/VTOdmp8pHuI

-mr. bill
05-16-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,178
Posted By mr_bill

Sunrise, sunset Sunrise, sunset…. -mr. bill

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset….

-mr. bill
05-16-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,178
Posted By mr_bill

Hope Paul doesn't ride in NOLA. See this...

Hope Paul doesn't ride in NOLA.

See this (typoed) requirement for DRL:



Note.

"In use." We don't have to argue about where, because it's wherever in NOLA YAT.
05-13-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,124
Posted By mr_bill

Lucas Brunelle flows so well that after he...

Lucas Brunelle flows so well that after he clobbered a pedestrian while "flowing" through a red light, he tried to push her into a cab for the hospital. The cabbie objected, things quickly escalated...
05-11-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,178
Posted By mr_bill

The Mississippi River Trail is rather tree free. ...

The Mississippi River Trail is rather tree free.

-mr. bill
05-06-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,393
Posted By mr_bill

He didn't see the Corolla coming? (The driver of...

He didn't see the Corolla coming? (The driver of the Corolla sure as hell saw him coming.)

-mr. bill
05-05-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 980
Posted By mr_bill

FFS. The question isn’t about reduce. (Patch...

FFS.

The question isn’t about reduce. (Patch your tubes until the patches have patches?)
It isn’t about reuse. (How many uses are there around the house?)
It’s about recycling.

So yeah, it’s...
05-05-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 980
Posted By mr_bill

Bicycle inner tubes are "tanglers" which can't be...

Bicycle inner tubes are "tanglers" which can't be processed on automated recycling lines. That's why they shouldn't go into curbside recycle.

Specialty recyclers are few and far between. And since...
05-04-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By mr_bill

The reply you apparently didn’t see is half a...

The reply you apparently didn’t see is half a dozen replies before your reply. If you didn’t notice that, what confidence do you have that you’d notice a license plate holder in the wild?

Bottom...
05-04-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By mr_bill

And Yakima...

And Yakima (https://yakima.com/products/platemate).
And Mini (https://www.shopminiusa.com/PRODUCT/1698/MINI-REAR-BIKE-RACK-AND-LICENSE-PLATE-HOLDER/).
And....

But I know, we need to cite proof...
05-04-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By mr_bill

[/QUOTE] Write only memory? -mr. bill

[/QUOTE]

Write only memory?

-mr. bill
05-04-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By mr_bill

I guess THULE isn't an assorted manufacturer? ...

I guess THULE isn't an assorted manufacturer?

-mr. bill
05-03-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By mr_bill

Of course you haven't. And no matter how...

Of course you haven't.

And no matter how common it is, how much proof that it is common, it won't be common enough for you, it won't be proof enough for you.

Trying not to get this punted to...
04-21-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,590
Posted By mr_bill

https://i.imgur.com/gNPEPpU.jpg -mr. bill

https://i.imgur.com/gNPEPpU.jpg

-mr. bill
04-21-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By mr_bill

I do not think that word means what you think it...

I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Is five weeks ago NEVER?

-mr. bill
04-19-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,925
Posted By mr_bill

Just a SWAG. I don’t thing there are any farmers...

Just a SWAG. I don’t thing there are any farmers on farmforums who are complaining about farmers driving on roads.

-mr. bill
04-06-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By mr_bill

https://youtu.be/D_sc9tqB81g -mr. bill

https://youtu.be/D_sc9tqB81g

-mr. bill
04-05-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By mr_bill

There's passion, and then there's scaring people....

There's passion, and then there's scaring people.

I say this with all kindness as someone who has a ruptured patella tenon (unrepaired) AND an Achilles tendon avulsion (repaired), and who is...
04-05-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,774
Posted By mr_bill

So, one advantage of workcycles is they have a...

So, one advantage of workcycles is they have a pretty damn good ENGLISH LANGUAGE web presence at workcycles.com.

There you will find detailed information about the various models.
Plus WONDERFUL...
04-04-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,774
Posted By mr_bill

Another p.s. https://youtu.be/TSkwY9EuP5E ...

Another p.s.

https://youtu.be/TSkwY9EuP5E

And, highly recommend Rev Laura Everett’s short book “Holy Spokes.”

I guess by definition, whatever she rides is a pastoorfiet.
...
04-04-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,774
Posted By mr_bill

I’m lucky that I can walk to a LBS and get a...

I’m lucky that I can walk to a LBS and get a dutch bike.

From your story, it sounds like bridges were burned. (Passive voice, not judging who held the matches.)

Anyhow, there are a few US LBS’s...
03-30-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By mr_bill

https://i.imgur.com/7t4i0Zc.jpg -mr. bill

https://i.imgur.com/7t4i0Zc.jpg

-mr. bill
03-25-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,102
Posted By mr_bill

Sigh. Peak estimates of the carbon footprint...

Sigh.

Peak estimates of the carbon footprint of manufacture and transportation to point of sale for a bicycle is 150 Kg CO2 equivalent.

That's about 60 gallons of gasoline. Or less than three...
Forum: Northeast
03-25-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10,076
Views: 1,231,822
Posted By mr_bill

Just a pic of the new Arlington High School...

Just a pic of the new Arlington High School entrance.

With old bike parking at capacity.

Plus a few bikes locked where they aren't supposed to be.

Plus many more bikes locked (off frame)...
03-24-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,124
Posted By mr_bill

Yeah, for the record. There are requirements for...

Yeah, for the record. There are requirements for PRACTICING law. I don't meet them. Mere mortals such as me can read a law and CORRECTLY understand what it means. (But, pendants.) Mere mortals can...
03-24-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,124
Posted By mr_bill

p.s. The phrase "well crafted FRAP" makes me...

p.s. The phrase "well crafted FRAP" makes me laugh out loud. Yeah, I won't quit my day job. Oh wait....

-mr. bill
03-24-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,124
Posted By mr_bill

Sigh. I guess my reply was poorly drafted. ...

Sigh. I guess my reply was poorly drafted.

The other lawyer is Livedarklions. (I replied right after his post, because, well, history shows that pendants, even when given the correct answer, will...
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