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09-25-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,216
Posted By flangehead

Must have been an unnecessary gratuity since when...

Must have been an unnecessary gratuity since when a man says something in the woods and no one hears him, he is still wrong.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,722
Posted By flangehead

1. Habit. 2. Habit. 3. Habit. Why...

1. Habit.
2. Habit.
3. Habit.

Why donít I drive a car to work? Habit.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,722
Posted By flangehead

Huh? ...

Huh?


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09-22-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By flangehead

Your shadow points at danger...

I'm a little late with this, but today is the equinox and for those of us where most roads were laid out E/W/N/S we've got the sun lined up directly along the road at dawn and dusk.

At low light...
09-22-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 809
Posted By flangehead

Agreed. Figured it wouldn't hurt to try. It did...

Agreed. Figured it wouldn't hurt to try. It did seem to delay the onset of normal form, but ultimately a fail.



I've been riding more at night lately (seasonal) and I came to the same...
09-16-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,197
Posted By flangehead

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Made it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,578
Posted By flangehead

No, winning. So much winning. Weíre getting tired...

No, winning. So much winning. Weíre getting tired of winning.
09-11-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 809
Posted By flangehead

Night Risk Mitigation for Tesla Autopilot [Limited Scope]

[Limited scope: I want to try something here to see if it can catch on in A&S. I'd like to limit this thread, voluntarily, to ideas about actions that cyclists who have no choice but to ride on the...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,722
Posted By flangehead

In my opinion it is inertia and familiarity.. you...

In my opinion it is inertia and familiarity.. you use your "standard" transportation mode. The default transportation mode in all but a few core urban centers in the United States is a motor...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By flangehead

I signal all turns on the road with right or left...

I signal all turns on the road with right or left arm as appropriate. I combine the motion with a look over my shoulder to confirm what my mirror has been telling me. I throw a down arm for slowing...
08-31-22, 02:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,085
Posted By flangehead

The road is a very non-linear domain. We had a...

The road is a very non-linear domain. We had a natural experiment early in COVID in many jurisdictions when motor vehicle miles dropped a lot but road fatalities did not.

This is not a criticism...
08-25-22, 01:02 PM
08-24-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By flangehead

Or south Texas. Why not south California?

Or south Texas.

Why not south California?
08-24-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By flangehead

I tried to disassemble and reassemble a Shimano...

I tried to disassemble and reassemble a Shimano twist shifter.

Outcome:

I bought a new one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,578
Posted By flangehead

This method has a 100% participation rate within...

This method has a 100% participation rate within 50í of my garage.

I see no reason to degrease a new chain. The small amount of emulsifiers disperse in a much larger quantity of wax.
08-21-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,616
Posted By flangehead

You help others because karma. However...

You help others because karma.

However higher $ bikes can present a problem.

I witnessed a rider crash into a car. The motorist drove off and the cyclist was uninjured. Her handlebars twisted...
08-20-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By flangehead

I have had way more than five (I quit counting)...

I have had way more than five (I quit counting) rear metal sharps flats.

I think what happens is the front wheel flips them up and on occasion the sharp has tumbled into just the wrong position. ...
08-20-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,310
Posted By flangehead

As you wish. ...

As you wish.


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08-20-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By flangehead

Near-Miss: Shoulder and Stagnant Traffic

Don't make my mistakes.

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Yesterday I wanted to make a left turn at this...
08-20-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By flangehead

Front or rear? All my nail/screw/sawzall...

Front or rear?

All my nail/screw/sawzall blade flats have been on the rear tire.
08-15-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,310
Posted By flangehead

The solution is what many BF participants do:...

The solution is what many BF participants do: ride predictably, conspicuously and often. That converts the unexpected into the expected.

Now if youíll excuse me, I need to ride to the grocery...
08-15-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,542
Posted By flangehead

My observation based on nmt 40 miles as captain...

My observation based on nmt 40 miles as captain in situations with stops required at least once every 2 miles and with MUP portions is that it is more tiring due to having to think, coordinate and...
07-13-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,758
Posted By flangehead

My practice is to have my cell phone, wallet and...

My practice is to have my cell phone, wallet and keys in my jersey pockets. I am prepared to walk away (run, probably) from the bike if my life is at risk.
07-10-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By flangehead

I have had similar valve base failures on...

I have had similar valve base failures on different rims. Not frequent enough to be worth chasing down a root cause.
07-06-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By flangehead

All, thanks for the input.

All, thanks for the input.
07-06-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By flangehead

Hmm. Posted in C&V. No newly built bikes. ...

Hmm. Posted in C&V.

No newly built bikes.

Parts are either low-margin commodity items or depleting inventory.

You may be onto something.
07-05-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By flangehead

My dog is 50 pounds of brown: ...

My dog is 50 pounds of brown:


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He jumps in...
07-01-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By flangehead

Still an option. Waste of B-17s.

Still an option. Waste of B-17s.
06-28-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By flangehead

I cycle for transportation and the recommendation...

I cycle for transportation and the recommendation is for laughs. Same with body batteryÖ According to Garmin Iím always discharged:

...
06-26-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By flangehead

I think median speed is probably 55 mph on this...

I think median speed is probably 55 mph on this segment.

I donít think speed has any relation to debris accumulation.

Probably biggest factor is slope to wash off debris in heavier rain.
06-26-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By flangehead

Flat Tire Pollen

I picked this up with a 2-inch magnet on a 750-foot traverse over a shoulder I ride frequently.
...
06-17-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By flangehead

Volunteer Organization in Advocacy Groups

I'm involved in BikeHouston which is our local advocacy 501 c 3. It has very limited funding and is trying to organize volunteers. We've got about 6 months under our belt and are talking about how...
06-15-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By flangehead

Normally retails for $20. ...

Normally retails for $20.


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Center is red LED...
Forum: Texas
06-11-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 984
Posted By flangehead

I've added the Westheimer Access Trail to the...

I've added the Westheimer Access Trail to the post above.

There is no commitment involved on any of these petitions. Change.org asks for money but don't give them any. The petition starter (me in...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By flangehead

I have 7 and 10 speed derailleurs and fenders on...

I have 7 and 10 speed derailleurs and fenders on my 2 commuter bikes, both with rear racks.

They have zero effect on my ability to fix a flat.

I know this from a deep experience base.
05-31-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By flangehead

You will need some section to support the span....

You will need some section to support the span. The nice thing about the shelves I used is that they gave me about 3 cm of section at each end and in the middle.

Aluminum angle might be an option...
05-31-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By flangehead

Iíve had good luck with shelving: ...

Iíve had good luck with shelving:

https://www.bikeforums.net/21220581-post693.html

For high point loads, I have a sheet of 1/4Ē plywood that I use to distribute the weight.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By flangehead

As a commuter, anytime I get flak about my...

As a commuter, anytime I get flak about my appearance, ďmission achievedĒ.
05-24-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,775
Posted By flangehead

Thank you for posting the map. I have yet...

Thank you for posting the map.

I have yet to encounter a diverging diamond like that over I-49 when on a bike. (Iíve only driven through one once.)

Any observations on the experience as a...
05-17-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,147
Posted By flangehead

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Access to cage by card key. ...
05-17-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,605
Posted By flangehead

You might want to check the SN on...

You might want to check the SN on https://bikeindex.org/ and https://project529.com/garage. Though it won't guarantee you're not buying a stolen bike, it could confirm that you are. (Having said...
05-06-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By flangehead

Iíve registered all my bikes both on 529 and on...

Iíve registered all my bikes both on 529 and on bikeindex.org. Iíve never had a bike stolen, so no experience on the recovery side, but my impression is that different jurisdictions will refer to one...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,199
Posted By flangehead

I commute in Houston. Same problem and I have to...

I commute in Houston. Same problem and I have to adapt to different offices and situations. Key is ventilation to dry.

I always start from home with clean kit.

In one situation, where shower...
04-27-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By flangehead

I monitor the situation behind me with a mirror,...

I monitor the situation behind me with a mirror, and Just before I execute the turn I glance over my left shoulder.

Recently I had a motorist pass me on the left. I stopped.

Rule 1 is no one...
04-20-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,489
Posted By flangehead

And there it is, in a nutshell. How can we...

And there it is, in a nutshell.

How can we motivate most road users to be thoughtful and careful, without having ďeventsĒ?
04-19-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,489
Posted By flangehead

Rarely. Iím induced to ride a sidewalk by these...

Rarely. Iím induced to ride a sidewalk by these factors:

Short distance.
Trying to go against traffic (common in my area are places where I would have to ride 3 miles on 45 mph-posted to...
04-19-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By flangehead

When I have had problems and fiddling didn't fix...

When I have had problems and fiddling didn't fix it, my problem has been the hanger alignment.

As long as you can get access to a second rear wheel (other bike, friend's bike) this has worked very...
04-14-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,461
Posted By flangehead

Pop rivets

Since I have a supply of these in aluminum, Iíve used them. The solid actuating pin slides off. IIRC 3/32 but measure, my memory is fading fast.
...
04-09-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By flangehead

Iím lazy, have low standards and have invested...

Iím lazy, have low standards and have invested $15 in a dedicated crockpot which has gulf wax and lamp oil mix with a grid at the bottom.

If I hear any squeaking I plug in the pot, wipe surface...
04-06-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By flangehead

Having been involved in metropolitan area bike...

Having been involved in metropolitan area bike advocacy, it is a Herculean task just keeping up in a small area.

What I have done in the past when I need help from outside my area is google the...
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