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07-22-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By indyfabz

That's the first thing that popped into my mind...

That's the first thing that popped into my mind when I read his comment. Bicycle theft in the Netherlands is quite prevalent.
07-22-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

The Dutch also seemed to be "comfortable" with...

The Dutch also seemed to be "comfortable" with (or at least used to) a very high rate of bicycle theft.
The attached PDF is from 2000.
Extract:

Google search indicates thefts of unassisted...
07-21-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 876
Posted By MarcusT

Yup, it's finances in the end. I bought a...

Yup, it's finances in the end.
I bought a factory ebike (Bosch) Spent more money than I wanted, but am satisfied. Of course the disappointment comes from bigger batteries and better motors came out...
07-21-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 876
Posted By veganbikes

A proper e-bike with quality parts will generally...

A proper e-bike with quality parts will generally have good support behind them. The bike will be designed to be an e-bike. A home-brew generally won't have any warranty or something very limited if...
07-20-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By Leisesturm

Isn't it clear by now that the answer is not...

Isn't it clear by now that the answer is not insurance? Only one post even mentioned bike security, and only in passing! To lose two bikes in one lifetime of the value of those in the o.p. ... ... I...
07-19-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 876
Posted By fooferdoggie

unless your shop is good with Ebikes they daywork...

unless your shop is good with Ebikes they daywork o the hardware but forget the electronics. usually if you get specialized or trek or bulls or such your getting the most efficient and smooth mid...
07-19-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,667
Posted By greatbasin

I would like to see more high-school cycling....

I would like to see more high-school cycling. People in high-school can be taught that cycling is not just the childish activity that they left behind as they graduate to motoring. They can be...
Forum: Texas
07-16-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,662
Posted By tcs

Checked a couple of weeks ago and - happy to be...

Checked a couple of weeks ago and - happy to be wrong about this, but - didn't even see any signs of construction. Sigh.
07-14-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,432
Posted By base2

You reminded me of another incident. I once...

You reminded me of another incident.

I once was on a century ride & stopped at a park bench to enjoy a sandwich. From my vantage I could see a guy in a pick up staked out watching a porta-potty...
07-14-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Posted By Daniel4

The comparison that cyclists know the risks and...

The comparison that cyclists know the risks and that the driver made a mistake is another example of how bad driving is considered to be an acceptable norm.

If the driver hadn't been intoxicated,...
07-13-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Posted By aley

Discussion with my wife regarding a local crash

A car hit two bicyclists in Albuquerque last weekend: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/1-arrested-2-critically-injured-031200492.html. According to the article, the driver struck the two cyclists...
06-28-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Doc_Wui

First, TURN THE POWER OFF.

First, TURN THE POWER OFF.
06-06-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,667
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Winfried

You should have the ERD from the rim...

You should have the ERD from the rim manufacturer.

Then, look up the hub here, and it'll tell you what spoke length to use depending on the lacing:

https://kstoerz.com/freespoke/hubs

I can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,686
Posted By linberl

Small wheels means small falls. Hurts much more...

Small wheels means small falls. Hurts much more from a taller height. Glad you are okay. Always get your frame checked after an accident. Steel is strong but you can get hairline cracks and other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,686
Posted By joesch

Dont like to write this but maybe a "bent"? You...

Dont like to write this but maybe a "bent"?
You may not even have to lock it :)
Just having a little fun so dont take me serious.
05-15-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,798
Posted By Clyde1820

But other drivers and riders will sooner see such...

But other drivers and riders will sooner see such a cyclist, on the roads I experience. The shadows and lighting characteristics at those spots simply become non-issues with proper lighting on...
05-10-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,798
Posted By indyfabz

You should start a thread about yelling at a...

You should start a thread about yelling at a cyclist. :D
04-28-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By indyfabz

Wut Get a bike lights that detaches easily...

Wut

Get a bike lights that detaches easily from the mount so it can double as a flashlight. I have something like this that I routinely use as a flashlight around the house.:

Planet Bike Blaze...
04-21-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,770
Posted By genejockey

Not mentioned in the article, but have you...

Not mentioned in the article, but have you noticed how much taller, squarer, and (for want of a better term) more brutal-looking the front ends of pickup trucks have become? This makes it ever...
04-21-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,770
Posted By genejockey

Mostly, prioritizing motor vehicle traffic flow...

Mostly, prioritizing motor vehicle traffic flow higher than the safety of pedestrians and cyclists when designing streets and roads. Also, things like buying more SUVs than cars.
04-21-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,770
Posted By genejockey

Boils down to the roads are becoming more...

Boils down to the roads are becoming more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists because of choices we as a nation are making, and other choices are possible.
04-19-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By ofajen

Iím fond of saying that two-inch tires mean never...

Iím fond of saying that two-inch tires mean never having to say youíre sorry.

These days itís actually 2.2Ē tires, but stillÖ

Of course, exactly none of my rides are road-only, so having bigger...
03-22-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,343
Posted By 2old

CA and 30 or so other states (haven't looked...

CA and 30 or so other states (haven't looked lately so I don't know the exact number) have a state law with the "Class" system. This defines three classes of electric bicycles, (750 W max) and...
03-22-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,343
Posted By gpburdell

Legality of riding on a MUP depends on...

Legality of riding on a MUP depends on jurisdiction and in some places the classification/power output of the ebike.

I'd suggest looking up the ebike specifics for your nation / province / state....
03-14-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,290
Posted By 79pmooney

I've had motorists roll down their window and...

I've had motorists roll down their window and thank me for wearing visible jerseys when I been wearing solid yellow or very bright orange. Never for any pattern. And as a driver, I have found...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,621
Posted By tds101

:wtf: I already have an outside (right hand)...

:wtf:
I already have an outside (right hand) folding stem en route.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,708
Posted By tcs

Andrew Ritchie pattern tri-folders

Back in March, in answer to the inquiry "why isn't the Brompton ever copied?", I pointed to the 3sixty, B-bike, Backer Gravity, Beiou, Burke 20, Camp Royal, Chedech, Cigna, Crosshead, Dahon Curl,...
11-24-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By downhillmaster

Thanks for posting this. I just found out that...

Thanks for posting this.
I just found out that I won a huge amount of money in a South African lottery that I donít recall having even entered.
Anyways, once I pay the taxes and receive my...
11-23-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,403
Posted By Trsnrtr

The "I" app is very loud with the volume turned...

The "I" app is very loud with the volume turned up. I can also let my iPhone send the tones straight to my hearing aids.
11-21-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,403
Posted By kahn

Actually, that has not been mentioned much. But...

Actually, that has not been mentioned much. But the radar/light combo unit reacts to rear approaching vehicles by changing the steady light to a flash or altering the flash
11-15-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,403
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Mine always tells me about cars before I...

​​​​​​Mine always tells me about cars before I hear them. Always.
11-15-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,403
Posted By Iride01

If you only got 400 feet of notice then something...

If you only got 400 feet of notice then something was wrong. I notice of vehicles very far away and Garmin's claim of 153 yards (140 meters) seems pretty accurate and even conservative.

Run time...
11-14-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,403
Posted By WhyFi

My suggestion would be: get a Varia and use it...

My suggestion would be: get a Varia and use it before you start picking nits and think about modifying this or that to improve the functionality. I say this because there are two types of people -...
11-13-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,403
Posted By biker128pedal

I consider the Varia a mirror enhancement. I...

I consider the Varia a mirror enhancement. I live and ride more in the rural setting.
11-12-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,403
Posted By Hypno Toad

I bought the Varia (1st gen) for Frau Toad, she...

I bought the Varia (1st gen) for Frau Toad, she has a weak left eye, making helmet mirrors and head turns to the left unhelpful. After setting it up on her Garmin Edge 520, she never really liked it....
11-01-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By clubman

I don't think that looks too bad at all, it still...

I don't think that looks too bad at all, it still has it's shape. Wipe it clean and put some proofide on it and buff that puppy. Then you'll know if it needs something more dramatic.
10-05-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By base2

I'd clean up the threads as best as you can so...

I'd clean up the threads as best as you can so that another barrel adjuster will thread in & hope for the best.

Another option if the existing threads strip completely out or are drilled out, is...
10-05-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By base2

Which one? H, L, B, cable fixing bolt, in line...

Which one? H, L, B, cable fixing bolt, in line adjuster, barrel adjuster? Is this a front derailleur, a rear derailleur or something else? Help us help you.
08-30-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,342
Posted By Road Fan

I don't know if this is still timely for Bike^3,...

I don't know if this is still timely for Bike^3, but have you tried shopping for rings at the McMaster-Carr site? Often they list objects based on real technical specs, which may be more useful.
08-04-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,848
Posted By Crankycrank

If it is the freehub the shop may have re-greased...

If it is the freehub the shop may have re-greased it but not disassembled it to check for broken pawls, bearing balls, etc. but you may be able to isolate the noise by removing the body and spinning...
08-03-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,848
Posted By ShannonM

I'm thinking bent axle? Or maybe worn-out pawls...

I'm thinking bent axle? Or maybe worn-out pawls or drive ring inside the freehub? Broken pawl spring? Dunno, but seems internal to the hub...

--Shannon
08-02-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,389
Posted By alcjphil

Exactly how much mileage and under what road...

Exactly how much mileage and under what road conditions? Mid drive ebikes put a lot more strain on both chain and cassette cogs resulting in faster wear. If you regularly use the smallest cogs, they...
07-31-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By CliffordK

These are common and cheap. And, works fine with...

These are common and cheap. And, works fine with either bolt on or QR.

https://www.rearmechhanger.com/wp-content/uploads/383791631-1.jpg
07-28-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By canklecat

FWIW, "smart" vs "dumb/plain" USB cables can...

FWIW, "smart" vs "dumb/plain" USB cables can often be spotted by comparing the sizes of the plug housing. Plain/dumb USB cables have smaller plastic plug housings. The "smart" USB cable included with...
07-28-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,661
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Wear it in the shower periodically in the short...

Wear it in the shower periodically in the short term, and once the hot season passes then to actually strip out the straps from the helmet body for a good wash (takes a little work to remove the...
07-27-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By unterhausen

It's a little more expensive and takes more work...

It's a little more expensive and takes more work to design a pass through charging system, so in order to save money, a lot of devices don't allow it. A lot of devices that seem to be expensive to...
07-26-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Iride01

Devices use to only want to one thing at a time....

Devices use to only want to one thing at a time. Perform their intended function, charge or upload data. They didn't have the smarts to be able to handle all that at the same time. So various...
07-24-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,104
Posted By DorkDisk

Pros for Triple: one more chainring. more range...

Pros for Triple: one more chainring. more range in gearing
Pros for Double: one less chainring. <q factor, simpler shifting

Cons for Triple: one more chainring. >q factor, more complex shifting...
07-24-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,104
Posted By sweeks

I bought a bike with a triple after I turned 50,...

I bought a bike with a triple after I turned 50, on the advice of Joe Friel's book, "Cycling Past 50". In the first couple years, I used the small ring a lot; then less and less, until it became my...
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