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04-13-18, 12:56 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,446
Posted By Saale

And what if there's no intersection for the next...

And what if there's no intersection for the next mile? How do I cross the road? How is this a pedestrian friendly legislation?
04-12-18, 03:16 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,446
Posted By Saale

Generally pedestrians and cyclists can both...

Generally pedestrians and cyclists can both better see (higher position) and better hear (not noise insulated, making very little noise of their own) hazards than drivers can, and I trust anyone with...
04-12-18, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 192,920
Posted By Saale

Cyclists are safer the more separated their...

Cyclists are safer the more separated their network is from the roads. Replacing human drivers with robots but still shoving cyclists on the same roads as them is just putting band-aids on a...
04-12-18, 02:35 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,446
Posted By Saale

There seem to be different definitions of...

There seem to be different definitions of jaywalking and jaywalking laws in different peoples' heads? Are we talking about crossing the road when the pedestrian signal is red or amidst vehicular...
04-12-18, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,556
Posted By Saale

I don't think you can have road biking, CXing,...

I don't think you can have road biking, CXing, touring and mountain biking all in one bike, might be too ambitious. But if you managed to cut the number down to two you would already remove a great...
04-11-18, 03:44 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 57,962
Posted By Saale

Yeah, I guess so. I wasn't meaning to attack the...

Yeah, I guess so. I wasn't meaning to attack the US for their customary things, I just like to point out differences in hopes of gaining knowledge and understanding.
04-11-18, 02:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,535
Posted By Saale

I don't think disciplinary measures against...

I don't think disciplinary measures against impaired vehicle identification or traffic safety (racks and more so their cargo often also obscuring rear lights) call for a comparison to communist...
04-11-18, 01:50 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 57,962
Posted By Saale

Seeing all those recent posts by CliffordK and...

Seeing all those recent posts by CliffordK and rumrunn6, I'm surprised by the amount of written warnings and instructions, and more so the expectation for drivers to read and comprehend them while...
04-10-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,335
Posted By Saale

Dog looks comfy. Makes me wonder though, would...

Dog looks comfy. Makes me wonder though, would forward facing baby carriers work for baby sized dogs?

Edit: For clarification, by baby carrier I mean those backpack looking things you strap to...
04-10-18, 06:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,597
Posted By Saale

Look on the bright side, you might be able to...

Look on the bright side, you might be able to sign up for women's competitions someday! :thumb:
04-09-18, 05:27 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 57,962
Posted By Saale

These would be so useful around here. There are...

These would be so useful around here. There are towns and cities who have opened all their one way streets to bicycles in both directions, but it only says that on the exit end, not the entry end, so...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-18, 06:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,355
Posted By Saale

A lot of businesses cheap out on bike racks and...

A lot of businesses cheap out on bike racks and only put the low ones that are MAYBE bolted to the floor and only take one wheel, but I find those absolutely terrible to use in daily life. You have...
04-06-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,232
Posted By Saale

Was it an effect of the design in particular?...

Was it an effect of the design in particular? Because when I'm thinking of longtails it seems like the load area is pretty well centered on the rear wheel, or only slightly offset to the front, but...
03-29-18, 03:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 28,697
Posted By Saale

Wow, wish these were available across the pond!...

Wow, wish these were available across the pond! :eek:
Forum: Commuting
03-28-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,317
Posted By Saale

Look on the bright side, you can do some trial on...

Look on the bright side, you can do some trial on the way to work!
03-28-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 34,868
Posted By Saale

Sailing and two wheels will NOT go together. ...

Sailing and two wheels will NOT go together.

Land yachts are cool as ice, but they will not do well on public roads, and may actually pose a hazard to yourself and others.

Sail safely and sail...
03-12-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,039
Posted By Saale

Musk left the Hyperloop concept to a more...

Musk left the Hyperloop concept to a more idealistic beardy Branson (hard to imagine being even more idealistic than Musk) for a good reason, after some unsuccessful trials by some of his Silicon...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-18, 05:37 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,629
Posted By Saale

I'm good with anything that presents an...

I'm good with anything that presents an alternative to get people out of cars. And thankfully electric bikes aren't an unregulated mess with kilowatt rockets capable of 30 mph or more here, if you...
03-10-18, 03:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 28,546
Posted By Saale

The upside of bicycle transport is that it's...

The upside of bicycle transport is that it's quiet and emissions free. If you're putting a two-smoke engine on it you're defeating the point in my eyes. It's not like electric kits are rare and...
02-23-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,388
Posted By Saale

I sure hope this'll be the case. I know the...

I sure hope this'll be the case. I know the parking lot coverage is spectacular in some US cities, but over here it's not nearly as bad, and I preceive traffic noise (as as well as air pollution for...
02-23-18, 03:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,388
Posted By Saale

[/LIST] I think this is an incorrect line of...

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I think this is an incorrect line of thought. The big selling point of autonomous car sharing is that a single person won't have to cover all the associated costs anymore, they're spread...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-18, 03:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,781
Posted By Saale

Everyone's doing what they can to live the way...

Everyone's doing what they can to live the way they want. Sadly most people aren't in a position to turn down jobs because of mere commuting decisions. I can only hope that I don't end up being one...
02-23-18, 03:10 AM
02-23-18, 02:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,075
Posted By Saale

Heard that trailers tend to affect handling as...

Heard that trailers tend to affect handling as opposed to a purpose designed cargo bike, and that a cargo bike is preferable for frequent use. What's the verdict on that? More noticable with side...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,829
Posted By Saale

My guess is that in hiking almost all of the...

My guess is that in hiking almost all of the weight goes into the shoulders, necessitating the need for redistribution, whereas being leaned forward during cycling it'll rest in parts on the...
02-19-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,266
Posted By Saale

Because someone loving you would be trusting...

Because someone loving you would be trusting enough to leave you to your doings without being able to track you at any given moment. She could've just called, or assumed that an adult man won't...
02-13-18, 06:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,830
Posted By Saale

You can now send your bike on the weekly exercise...

You can now send your bike on the weekly exercise run and hide from your wife in the workshop.

"Look, honey, I've put 40 miles on the odometer today!"
02-13-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,232
Posted By Saale

Really interesting looking construction, so you...

Really interesting looking construction, so you basically stretched a Y-frame MTB and added a rack directly to the frame with the free swinging rear wheel underneath? Looks like both wheels remained...
02-09-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,232
Posted By Saale

The fork is a ...

The fork is a Suntour XCM32 according to R&M. Not sure if it's a particularly heavy duty model or adjustable.

We do have a lot of cobbles in Germany. In fact I think...
02-09-18, 05:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,232
Posted By Saale

Alright, so I've found a piece of infovertisement...

Alright, so I've found a piece of infovertisement by manufacturer Riese & Müller. They offer a long john with full suspension and their website says that "only E-bikes with full suspension can...
02-08-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,232
Posted By Saale

I don't have any specific application in mind, I...

I don't have any specific application in mind, I merely investigated cargo bikes out of interest lately and the question came up in my head.
02-08-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,232
Posted By Saale

Suspension on cargo bikes

Alright fellas, I need a little helping out with my thinking here.

Generally suspension improves ride comfort for occupants of any type of vehicle, and I know as a rule of thumb that in cars the...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-18, 11:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,762
Posted By Saale

Society is on the edge these days. People are...

Society is on the edge these days. People are stressed and frustrated, easily feel offended and are quick to lose their temper. It's the exact same deal with drivers everywhere cutting other drivers...
01-24-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,002
Posted By Saale

I love exotic geometry, such as Pedersen bikes...

I love exotic geometry, such as Pedersen bikes (http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/resources/images/5213834/?type=responsive-gallery-fullscreen), pastoorsfiets, tall bikes...
01-23-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,915
Posted By Saale

I do it occasionally. There are a few spots on...

I do it occasionally. There are a few spots on regular routes where it just seems to be safer (high volume traffic), more efficient (certain turns or traffic light sequences) or more considerate (a...
01-23-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 17,783
Posted By Saale

I'm sure you have a point. I'm just a bit spoiled...

I'm sure you have a point. I'm just a bit spoiled about speed and skeptical about the capabilities of cars from certain home countries.
01-23-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 17,783
Posted By Saale

Is that sarcsam then? I mean, they may not have...

Is that sarcsam then? I mean, they may not have run out of breath at 55 mph exactly, but just looking at the final gear ratio you can easily see they weren't made for particularly high speeds.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-18, 11:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,865
Posted By Saale

When you dig up your old mountain bike to start...

When you dig up your old mountain bike to start commuting in the new year and tell yourself it's not worth putting money into because you're going to build a commute oriented bike if you decide to...
01-05-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,051
Posted By Saale

If people wanted to create more walkable or...

If people wanted to create more walkable or bikeable cities they could do it right now. "We're waiting for driverless cars" is just a lazy excuse to continue your lazy lifestyle, and driverless cars...
12-17-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 46,171
Posted By Saale

From my (admittedly foreign) point of view there...

From my (admittedly foreign) point of view there seems to be a growing anti-intellectual sentiment in the United States, and environmental protection is a movement stemming from an intellectual...
12-15-17, 04:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,306
Posted By Saale

After comparing bicycles from 1997 and 2017 I...

After comparing bicycles from 1997 and 2017 I have concluded that bicycles in 2037 will still look like bicycles and still be made out of bicycle materials, but the market will have come up with more...
12-15-17, 03:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,876
Posted By Saale

To be fair the article is talking about $750 cost...

To be fair the article is talking about $750 cost per month and household, not per car. I recall the average household size in the US to be 3 people and the number of cars to be around 800 per 1000...
12-15-17, 02:23 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 17,783
Posted By Saale

I don't consider any new car an ideal option,...

I don't consider any new car an ideal option, they're all too puffed up and stuffed with tech for my liking. Easier to just pick out something that's a bit older, has already proven its reliability...
12-15-17, 01:20 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 46,171
Posted By Saale

Alright, so I guess this'll also work nicely as...

Alright, so I guess this'll also work nicely as an introduction. I've spent much of my childhood and teenage years riding bikes, partially for free time activity because grew up in the '90s and '00s...
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