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Forum: Commuting
06-14-24, 05:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By flangehead

I agree with Steve B. that your specific...

I agree with Steve B. that your specific experience was bad luck, but over the long haul I think wider tires are more susceptible to nail/screw flats than narrower ones.

My regular commuter has...
06-11-24, 05:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,835
Posted By flangehead

I encounter ambiguous or complex situations from...

I encounter ambiguous or complex situations from time to time. I make liberal use of hand signals.. including pointing straight forward to indicate that I am not stopping. I do it early enough that...
04-21-24, 02:46 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 277,177
Posted By flangehead

I have scoured my 1990 Palisade for a SN and...

I have scoured my 1990 Palisade for a SN and can’t find one. It was a low-end offering so maybe it wasn’t worth a SN. It’s still useful for light errands. Posting here because it’s a slow Sunday.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-24, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By flangehead

I am 10 times more allergic to lightning. That...

I am 10 times more allergic to lightning. That may be due to decades of exposure on Tornado Alley.

I wish you the best.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-24, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By flangehead

Where I live thunderstorms blow through fairly...

Where I live thunderstorms blow through fairly quickly. I use Accuweather minute cast which gives me 4 hour view. I plan my moves around the storms.

I don’t go out if there’s lightning as I’m...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-24, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 78,806
Posted By flangehead

It should be noted that NOS period-correct food...

It should be noted that NOS period-correct food grade wax is available for C&V crowd.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,801
Posted By flangehead

I use a Kryptonite U-lock which I either leave at...

I use a Kryptonite U-lock which I either leave at work if direct commute or bungee to my rear rack if I’m stopping off for groceries etc. on the way home.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-24, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 78,806
Posted By flangehead

OK, I've been reluctant* to say this but here...

OK, I've been reluctant* to say this but here goes: I'm not convinced the squeaking of a waxed chain necessarily means the important lubrication isn't still happening. I've had cases after a recent...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-24, 03:47 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 78,806
Posted By flangehead

Anecdote: 1500 miles on 10 speed KMC. My (bad)...

Anecdote: 1500 miles on 10 speed KMC. My (bad) practice is wax after rain or if I hear squeaking. Light drops on way home weren’t enough to wet the chain but reminded me it had been a long time since...
03-14-24, 07:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,738
Posted By flangehead

I have several of these in different kits, and...

I have several of these in different kits, and have used them frequently. They haven’t let me down yet.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-24, 09:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,005
Posted By flangehead

If you want a new bike, get a new bike. If...

If you want a new bike, get a new bike.

If you don’t want to spend $ on maintenance fix what you have.

In general that old stuff uses less expensive parts that last longer.

If you commute...
02-28-24, 11:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,967
Posted By flangehead

I’m not going to change anyone’s thinking in 1...

I’m not going to change anyone’s thinking in 1 minute on the road. I just tell them to have a nice day.

However, as I was stopped at a traffic light in the right lane a motorist pulled up next to...
02-26-24, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By flangehead

I’ve used my tandem solo many times for cargo...

I’ve used my tandem solo many times for cargo runs, particularly for long items like shovels and rakes.
01-29-24, 07:46 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,647
Posted By flangehead

This big guy flew right in front of me this...

This big guy flew right in front of me this morning so I invaded his privacy.

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01-24-24, 04:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,254
Posted By flangehead

That’s what I use: ...

That’s what I use:

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Pulling a flatbed kiddie trailer for large loads.
...
01-05-24, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,384
Posted By flangehead

In most jurisdictions there is a legal pedestrian...

In most jurisdictions there is a legal pedestrian crossing at all intersections, sometimes emphasized by a painted crosswalk.

Sharrows are the cycling version of painted crosswalks.
...
12-29-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,734
Posted By flangehead

I’ve given up on that and just install with the...

I’ve given up on that and just install with the tire deflated…I only remove the rear for flats.
12-29-23, 03:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,734
Posted By flangehead

It was custom-built for the original owner who I...

It was custom-built for the original owner who I bought it from.
12-27-23, 09:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,734
Posted By flangehead

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The big picture.
12-27-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,734
Posted By flangehead

On my tandem which dates from the early ‘90s....

On my tandem which dates from the early ‘90s. They stop the supertanker.

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12-24-23, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By flangehead

Thank you! I’ll go through it. For...

Thank you! I’ll go through it.

For architectural variety I found this: https://www.sovietbusstops.com/. Incredible variety.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By flangehead

Black bar tape is my default. However for my...

Black bar tape is my default. However for my two-tone tandem, which I sometimes solo for my commute, I am continuing to match the frame color scheme.
...
11-14-23, 10:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,930
Posted By flangehead

I like scrapple.

I like scrapple.
11-04-23, 01:50 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,647
Posted By flangehead

Bald eagle.

Bald eagle.
10-21-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,504
Posted By flangehead

You are correct. Basic situational awareness on...

You are correct. Basic situational awareness on the part of the cyclist would have averted this crash.

Two defensive drivers walk into a bar. Nothing happens.

A defensive driver and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 78,806
Posted By flangehead

No rush. We’ll be here.

No rush. We’ll be here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-23, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 78,806
Posted By flangehead

Got caught in 10 minutes of heavy rain before...

Got caught in 10 minutes of heavy rain before getting home.

Plugged in crockpot upon arrival.

Ate dinner etc.

2 hours later wax is melted. Check chain; 1% so scrap. Get links count right...
09-25-23, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By flangehead

RD shift cable broke about 1” from bar end...

RD shift cable broke about 1” from bar end shifter. Fortunately I was only about 1 mile from home. It shifts so much easier now with a new cable. Usually I get a clue by not indexing but not this...
09-22-23, 11:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,008
Posted By flangehead

The perpetrators were cowards. Most cowards will...

The perpetrators were cowards. Most cowards will not attack you when you are looking at them. My practice is to turn around and look at the rare motorist that is approaching me in a dangerous way.
...
09-18-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By flangehead

Good point. After researching.. 1) Next...

Good point. After researching..

1) Next March I'll get to use "vernal" equinox. "Venereal" gets a fair amount of usage, but vernal probably trails even autumnal...
2) For our friends in the...
09-18-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By flangehead

More sun blindness than usual..

Having my shadow stretch out in front of me this morning as I was westbound reminds me that the fall equinox is upon us. Though it can happen at any time of year in the right direction, for those of...
09-04-23, 09:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,992
Posted By flangehead

It’s like a curve except entirely different.

It’s like a curve except entirely different.
07-22-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By flangehead

Once you pointed that out, I see I left a black...

Once you pointed that out, I see I left a black mark also.
07-22-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By flangehead

Near Miss: Shade

Don’t make my mistakes.


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2 minutes before this picture was taken I was...
07-14-23, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By flangehead

I use my CVS receipts to save money on toilet...

I use my CVS receipts to save money on toilet paper…..
07-02-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,170
Posted By flangehead

I use nets advertised as “motorcycle cargo”. I...

I use nets advertised as “motorcycle cargo”. I roll it up to store it to keep it from tangling. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-23, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 78,806
Posted By flangehead

Counting down

98 bottles of beer on the wall
98 bottles of beer
take one down pass it around
97 bottles of beer on the wall
05-18-23, 04:10 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,775
Posted By flangehead

From the tweet that prompted the article: ...

From the tweet that prompted the article:

“It detected the pedestrian, but rather than slamming on the brakes it just proceeded through like a human would knowing there was enough time to do so.”...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-23, 03:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,930
Posted By flangehead

That’s my experience as well. ...

That’s my experience as well.


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04-21-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,551
Posted By flangehead

Now wait a doggone minute. I think Cup Noodles...

Now wait a doggone minute. I think Cup Noodles has earned a certain level of regard in BF and can’t be cast aside like this.
04-12-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,642
Posted By flangehead

This is a topic that has been beaten to death,...

This is a topic that has been beaten to death, dug up, autopsied, burned, and the ashes spread over the Sargasso Sea... maybe it is showing up again now due to the sargasm..

However, it does...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-23, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By flangehead

I see price point is your key variable in the...

I see price point is your key variable in the survey.

FWIW, I would pay up to $125 for a MIPS in a conspicuous color that has generic connection points for forward and rear lights and mirror....
04-03-23, 04:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,449
Posted By flangehead

Thanks. I see there was no discussion about...

Thanks.

I see there was no discussion about the effect of lubricant in the article……
Forum: Commuting
04-02-23, 06:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,334
Posted By flangehead

I used a flat bar for about 12 years until the...

I used a flat bar for about 12 years until the aluminum frame cracked and I changed to a drop bar steel tourer.

The drop bar is much less maneuverable, but better for wind resistance.

Since...
03-22-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,155
Posted By flangehead

This is a topic that has been beaten to death,...

This is a topic that has been beaten to death, dug up, autopsied, burned, and the ashes spread over the Sargasso Sea... maybe it is showing up again now due to the sargasm..

However, it does...
03-21-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,662
Posted By flangehead

I believe I first heard the "shadow" heuristic...

I believe I first heard the "shadow" heuristic (there's your 25-cent word for the day) from Steve Averill of DFW Point-to-Point, and it was in the context of crossing traffic as LDL mentions.

It...
03-20-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,662
Posted By flangehead

Spring Equinox Sun Glare

Remember that your shadow points at danger around dawn and dusk. Many motorists drive into the glare assuming there is nothing in their way.

For those of us west of the Mississippi, we have a lot...
03-06-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,892
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 692,534
Posted By flangehead

I now qualify: ...

I now qualify:


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03-06-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 49,146
Posted By flangehead

In the sunlight my daughter’s Schwinn Sierra...

In the sunlight my daughter’s Schwinn Sierra looks like a deep golden brown. She let me ride it yesterday.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,669
Posted By flangehead

Yes. I use a mirror to increase my situational...

Yes. I use a mirror to increase my situational awareness.
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