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Forum: Commuting
06-17-24, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 438
Posted By base2

Indeed it would. If not the sealant itself, the...

Indeed it would. If not the sealant itself, the plug kit would.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QbKlnqzWQ3E
06-12-24, 07:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,797
Posted By macattack71

I always put my foot down at an intersection if...

I always put my foot down at an intersection if cars are present. Much less risk of someone not seeing me, and I can go on my terms. I don't want to be that cyclist that blows thru intersections....
06-10-24, 09:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,797
Posted By rsbob

I agree that a golf cart is not a pedestrian and...

I agree that a golf cart is not a pedestrian and as such is not entitled to the right of way in a crosswalk. The cars coming the opposite direction were under no obligation to stop but did because...
05-04-24, 04:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,699
Posted By FBinNY

With comparable skill, it might be a draw. The MC...

With comparable skill, it might be a draw. The MC has the advantage of staying with the flow of traffic. OTOH, MCs operate at higher speeds making potential crashes much more serious.

But that...
05-02-24, 02:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,714
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Chain Waxer?

Short Version
I am a chain waxer.

Long Version
I ride for fun and Zen, not exercise, but cycling is pretty much the only exercise I do. I am a slowpoke who rides barely enough to (kind of)...
05-02-24, 01:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,714
Posted By Harhir

I am a citizen using a bicycle to get from point...

I am a citizen using a bicycle to get from point A to point B. For me a bicycle is mainly a means of transportation. Nothing more and nothing less. I don't care about bike sports, but I commute to...
04-29-24, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,483
Posted By RB1-luvr

I try to only run through red lights if no other...

I try to only run through red lights if no other cars are in sight. I don't want to spread bad vibes to motorists by them seeing me run the red, even if I'm not inconveniencing them and they are far...
04-22-24, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's possible that the car came out from one of...

It's possible that the car came out from one of the orange X's and wasn't on the main road at first and second glance. The incident reminded me that final glances are a must. The previous poster...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-24, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By FBinNY

We all live making calls based on our experience...

We all live making calls based on our experience and worldview.

I've a lifetime of road riding, in all kinds of conditions. If folks were betting on how I were going to die, the smart money would...
04-18-24, 01:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,368
Posted By LV2TNDM

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The answer to your first question is undoubtedly YES.

Most Americans are drivers. Many ride bikes, but not much and not very aggressively.

But anyone who takes cycling seriously, they gain...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-24, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 78,733
Posted By choddo

I think at 70-80C the molten wax will evaporate...

I think at 70-80C the molten wax will evaporate any remaining water pretty quickly.

Have to say, Iím a mere 150km into this game and Iím absolutely sold. Chain was the cleanest part of the bike...
03-07-24, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By rm -rf

I've used a Take-a-Look sunglass mirror ...

I've used a Take-a-Look sunglass mirror (https://www.rei.com/product/752285/bike-peddler-take-a-look-mirror)for many years. It's so useful.

I have to lift my head slightly to see straight back...
02-23-24, 03:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,144
Posted By FBinNY

I think it's fair to say that this was something...

I think it's fair to say that this was something akin to a freak accident. However, we all need to be aware of the hazards we face, even when stationary, waiting on a light. My old commuting route...
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By Trakhak

Photo showing the rear chain fully wrapping...

Photo showing the rear chain fully wrapping around the front half of the rear outer chainring on a similar Columbia tandem (single speed in this case, but the chain/chainring arrangement is the...
01-10-24, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,370
Posted By cyccommute

Far too often there is a disconnect between the...

Far too often there is a disconnect between the idea of sharrows and the application. Sometimes that is due to city engineers and others it is due to the paint crew. Sometimes both.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,865
Posted By shelbyfv

Traditional cycling etiquette is steady mode when...

Traditional cycling etiquette is steady mode when riding with a group. Flashing does seem more visible when riding solo. I've been impressed with how much more visible approaching cyclists are when...
12-21-23, 11:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,864
Posted By Mtracer

Recently I was riding through a small town's main...

Recently I was riding through a small town's main street. Two traffic lanes in both directions, with street-side parking. Very light traffic all the time. Another cyclist just happened to be a bit in...
12-09-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,157
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Because they haven't worked in a ER for years...

Because they haven't worked in a ER for years...
12-09-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,944
Posted By Andy_K

I think I may be a bot. I've taken some online...

I think I may be a bot. I've taken some online tests and the results are inconclusive.
12-05-23, 02:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,157
Posted By Alan K

Primary cause of most accidents is lack or poor...

Primary cause of most accidents is lack or poor situational awareness of surroundings for a variety of reasons, including driving under the influence of mind/reaction altering substances. Higher the...
12-04-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By dedhed

OP says D appears to be a captured nut and the...

OP says D appears to be a captured nut and the other end B has no means for a wrench. Obviously we can only guess what they really have going on.
I'm of the opinion if they can't figure it out,...
11-24-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Cheaper and easier, by far. Over 15 years ago I...

Cheaper and easier, by far.
Over 15 years ago I paid $5 for this Schwinn Varsity and $10 for this well worn child trailer at a garage sale. Modified the trailer by adding rubber strap/bungee cords...
11-20-23, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By choddo

Itís a lot easier for an expert to find things on...

Itís a lot easier for an expert to find things on the web. Iím not sure even if a non-expert found the part name and a photo they would know that image meant the rest of that.
11-19-23, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By margoC

I was talking to my neighbor who has a child...

I was talking to my neighbor who has a child trailer on his bike, he got it barely used for 50 bucks. I'm going to keep my eyes open.
11-11-23, 09:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,246
Posted By veganbikes

Larry being Larry. I want to destroy my bike is...

Larry being Larry. I want to destroy my bike is this a really good idea or should I come up with a better way to destroy my bike?
10-31-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,762
Posted By SpedFast

The helmet mount mirror is the main reason I wear...

The helmet mount mirror is the main reason I wear a helmet even for short rides. I feel blind without my helmet mirror. I hang my helmet on a coat hook by the door and it rarely gets pushed out of...
10-31-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,762
Posted By BTinNYC

I've found the Hafny brand mirrors have decent...

I've found the Hafny brand mirrors have decent optical quality, and their blue anti reflective coating is a really good option.
10-26-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,245
Posted By Maelochs

If they don't see me or think I am a roadside...

If they don't see me or think I am a roadside reflector on a mailbox or something, it doesn't matter if they can estimate closing speed ... they won't register me as important anyway, and by the time...
10-25-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By FBinNY

The same rule applies in fog as when riding...

The same rule applies in fog as when riding toward a low sun.

If you're having problems seeing where you're going, so will everyone coming up behind you.
10-14-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,038
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have dyno lights on 2 bikes now, always on and...

I have dyno lights on 2 bikes now, always on and NOT blinking.
Riding on highways with hundreds of 22 wheelers half the time. NOBODY doesn't see me from a quarter mile back.
Could be the lights,...
10-14-23, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,707
Posted By Chris_Wrigh

I have a Biopace on a steel frame (approx 1990). ...

I have a Biopace on a steel frame (approx 1990). The eccentricity of the ring is very subtle (maybe +2% at widest to -2% at narrowest). Personally I can't tell the difference between it and a...
10-14-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,038
Posted By JoeyBike

You can't be TOO seen! I go a tad overkill...

You can't be TOO seen!

I go a tad overkill on the daytime lighting. Front and rear. I dial it back after dark.

I'm happy someone did a real study but I didn't need convincing that the sooner a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 78,733
Posted By Racing Dan

Doubt it all you want. It is true tho. Melted wax...

Doubt it all you want. It is true tho. Melted wax will dissolve and mix with factory grease no problem. Even if you are not replacing 100.00% of the factory lube, so what? You get it next time...
09-30-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By FBinNY

It's very simple. Assume Murphy's Law fully...

It's very simple. Assume Murphy's Law fully applies 100$ of the time. If it could happen, it eventually will-----

Cars ignoring traffic signals or stop signs, dogs running into the street, kids...
09-26-23, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By 1989Pre

Just a Word

I was on my a.t.b., just outside of down-town, heading to the supermarket, and turned right. Just then, from amongst the tree-lined street, a teen cyclist, riding on the side-walk, came quickly, in...
09-18-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By msu2001la

The term "Chicagohenge" gets used here. We get a...

The term "Chicagohenge" gets used here. We get a week or so where the sun rises/sets directly between tall buildings and is perfectly aligned with the city grid. It looks very cool, but does make for...
09-15-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,210
Posted By Maelochs

Every ride can be an adventure. Whenever I...

Every ride can be an adventure.

Whenever I commuted, no matter what i was riding, the ride was always the best part of the day.
08-11-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,308
Posted By john m flores

Unless a Tour de France stage victory is at...

Unless a Tour de France stage victory is at stake, I try to chill and make sure that everyone gets through safely, even if they are inconsiderate wankers. Life's too short.
08-06-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,881
Posted By dedhed

treat every intersection as if it was loaded.

treat every intersection as if it was loaded.
07-22-23, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By 10 Wheels

I was Headed to the Ramp and did Not See the Car...

I was Headed to the Ramp and did Not See the Car Stop. Ouch
Black was where my Front Tire Hit the Car Stop.
Car Stop Should have been Painted Blue....
Forum: Touring
07-17-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By tyrion

The Randonee was a "real" touring bike with...

The Randonee was a "real" touring bike with oversized tubes and 36 spoke wheels and 3x10 drivetrain and mounts for front and rear racks. The ADV 2.1...
07-17-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,524
Posted By urbanknight

Oddly enough, the more I act like a car, the more...

Oddly enough, the more I act like a car, the more respect I get from drivers. Of course this also means getting out of the way whenever possible, but following the rules and riding predictably goes a...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By BobbyG

Caught With My Pants and Fenders Down...

I discovered I forgot to pack fresh underwear and socks after biking to the office this morning. No problem...I keep a spare set in my wardrobe/locker, but this was the first time this happened at...
06-26-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,338
Posted By mschwett

i see no issue with this. he didn't cut you off,...

i see no issue with this. he didn't cut you off, cause you to slow, contact you, or even get in a position in which any possible movement of your bike would cause an accident. really not a right...
06-21-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,217
Posted By CAT7RDR

If on a tight budget, look at fully rigid...

If on a tight budget, look at fully rigid mountain bikes from the 1990's or a hardtail that was converted at a later date.
06-15-23, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By eshew

Remove the cable port screw (black with a slot...

Remove the cable port screw (black with a slot for a Philips head) Spray liberally into the hole with WD40 and work the lever. Should start functioning normally after 1-3 applications and using the...
06-02-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,542
Posted By Chuck M

I'll just give credit where credit is due. When...

I'll just give credit where credit is due. When I log in and see the board filled with spam posts, they don't last long. The mods, who volunteer, do a pretty good job of cleaning it up quickly.
05-18-23, 10:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,763
Posted By Leisesturm

We can agree that the o.p. misses the mark, but...

We can agree that the o.p. misses the mark, but ... I have been riding since 1967 and I have never tried to maintain a differential between f/r. I have never used my weight to compute optimum psi. I...
04-29-23, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,889
Posted By FBinNY

We don't have to sweat details since nothing we...

We don't have to sweat details since nothing we say will change the design.

Also, there's no point I'd debating sloped curbs, since the obvious solution is to have the path level with surrounding...
04-25-23, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By pdlamb

Once you're (re)trued the wheel, give it a spin...

Once you're (re)trued the wheel, give it a spin and watch the tire. Sometimes a tire has a bulge in it (bad tire, return it for a replacement), and sometimes you'll have a tire that's not mounted...
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