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05-06-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By fredlord

Thank you for cromulent.

Thank you for cromulent.
05-06-23, 04:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,428
Posted By fredlord

I am the quintessential asphalt man of whom you...

I am the quintessential asphalt man of whom you speak, except:

my 5000 lumen light is turned off on shared paths during the day
my 5000 lumen light is dipped, dimmed or momentarily covered by...
05-04-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,221
Posted By fredlord

Policing the Bike Forums thread is a tiring,...

Policing the Bike Forums thread is a tiring, thankless and unpaid job, but you are great at it, thank you.

Nevertheless, I believe this thread, unlike my recent one, is in the right forum.
...
05-04-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,221
Posted By fredlord

I only wave at over-50 riders as young people...

I only wave at over-50 riders as young people have become invisible to me.
04-08-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,039
Posted By fredlord

Thanks, that didn't even cross my mind. Probably...

Thanks, that didn't even cross my mind. Probably because I hate those things.:)
02-23-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By fredlord

I have a belt-drive Marin Fairfax on which I...

I have a belt-drive Marin Fairfax on which I installed solid Tannus tyres about two years ago. My other bikes are a bit more fun to ride, but this bike gets far more use than any of my other bikes....
02-04-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,881
Posted By fredlord

Is there a difference between a "science and...

Is there a difference between a "science and engineering technician" and a science and engineering technician?
01-27-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,600
Posted By fredlord

I owned a car for six hours in 1983. Since then...

I owned a car for six hours in 1983. Since then cars have been pretty much off the menu for me, a pedestrian/cyclist.

I bought an e-bike in 2016. It was an eye-opener that changed my life. It is...
10-04-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,666
Posted By fredlord

Flashing lights might.

Flashing lights might.
05-06-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,486
Posted By fredlord

Ha! I just got a flat while riding my...

Ha! I just got a flat while riding my single-speed fitted with Gatorskins!

Got home and got on the belt-drive with solid tyres. Great ride!
05-06-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By fredlord

You're doing something wrong.

You're doing something wrong.
04-25-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,486
Posted By fredlord

Ha, it doesn't feel anything at all like...

Ha, it doesn't feel anything at all like that!:lol:
04-25-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,672
Posted By fredlord

When out riding by myself, if I'm unable to pass...

When out riding by myself, if I'm unable to pass someone (and stay in front of them) then I let them drop me. I don't try to sit on their arse, nor do I try to talk to them. And I guess that's what...
04-16-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,486
Posted By fredlord

Lots and lots of little pins that hook under the...

Lots and lots of little pins that hook under the rim. Once the tyre's on, that's it. Only way to get it off again is to cut it off. So it if I bust a spoke it's game over.:)
04-15-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,486
Posted By fredlord

Solid tyres + belt drive = v. low maintenance

I've finally installed some solid rubber tyres on my belt-drive Marin Fairfax 4 (8-speed IGH), and have created a low-maintenance beast. The bike rides much better than I thought it would. I'm going...
08-13-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,970
Posted By fredlord

Wow. I remember more from 1974 than I do from...

Wow. I remember more from 1974 than I do from last week for sure.

In Sydney you'd say "give us a double" or "give us a dink".
07-26-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,384
Posted By fredlord

When I first started riding and wearing bike...

When I first started riding and wearing bike shorts I wore undies because I didn't know better. Eventually I got the memo, tried the new method, and after a short period of adjustment, grew to prefer...
07-24-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,844
Posted By fredlord

And that has tyres that can handle gravel.

And that has tyres that can handle gravel.
07-24-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,824
Posted By fredlord

I believe I have solved my bells/oblivious...

I believe I have solved my bells/oblivious pedestrians problem.

#1 I'm avoiding mixed-use bike paths as much as possible.

# I have installed two Knog Oi bells; a left-hand bell and a...
07-21-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,452
Posted By fredlord

What's the big deal about a new thread being...

What's the big deal about a new thread being started that covers well-trodden ground? No one is forced to read it. Everyone can use the search function too. So, really, what's the big goddamned deal?...
07-20-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By fredlord

Skull cap with SPF50 rather than a cycling cap....

Skull cap with SPF50 rather than a cycling cap. Super thin but no more sweat in eyes or on glasses.
07-20-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 12,808
Posted By fredlord

Hey, no need to get excited. I wasn't...

Hey, no need to get excited.

I wasn't talking to you.
07-20-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,405
Posted By fredlord

What belongs in a swamp more, an alligator or a...

What belongs in a swamp more, an alligator or a mountain bike?
07-17-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,423
Posted By fredlord

Viola.

Viola.
07-17-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,423
Posted By fredlord

I see what you did there.

I see what you did there.
07-17-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,423
Posted By fredlord

Riding has one d.

Riding has one d.
07-17-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,423
Posted By fredlord

While we're at it, if your shorts are...

While we're at it, if your shorts are uncomfortable then they're c h a f i n g you.
07-16-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,781
Posted By fredlord

A #2 before getting on the bike for a good ride. ...

A #2 before getting on the bike for a good ride.
A #3 before bed for a good sleep.
07-09-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,243
Posted By fredlord

Unless you wear it to the opera. The...

Unless you wear it to the opera.

The clown-factor of cycling gear increases exponentially with every metre of distance from the bike.

I remember caring about what other people thought of me; it...
06-27-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,377
Posted By fredlord

Your avatar looks familiar. Are you formerly of...

Your avatar looks familiar. Are you formerly of Lazy Horse Matress and Bedding? :)
https://youtu.be/dhV7EqAqcm8
06-18-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,131
Posted By fredlord

Most of my bells are cheap and loud, but I admit...

Most of my bells are cheap and loud, but I admit to really liking the Spurcycle sound, and will sometimes ring it just to hear it. :)
06-18-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,131
Posted By fredlord

Not sure how useful that would be in an emergency...

Not sure how useful that would be in an emergency unless you have it in your mouth. :)
06-15-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,922
Posted By fredlord

Hygiene-wise, how is wearing shoes without socks...

Hygiene-wise, how is wearing shoes without socks different from wearing the same unwashed socks day after day? I change my socks and underwear every day. Sometimes more frequently, especially if I'm...
06-09-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,298
Posted By fredlord

That's ok. :)

That's ok. :)
06-03-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,531
Posted By fredlord

They suspect that I am a lazy, non-resourceful,...

They suspect that I am a lazy, non-resourceful, ham-fisted, impractical buffoon with more money than sense who nevertheless sports a powerful set of glutes and quadriceps more than capable of...
06-02-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,531
Posted By fredlord

Although I can answer that question I'm not going...

Although I can answer that question I'm not going to, because I don't want this thread to be that kind of discussion. :)
There are other threads for discussing that stuff.
05-29-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By fredlord

One of my favourite ways to cycle is to just go...

One of my favourite ways to cycle is to just go out and ride, no plan, no exercise, no destination, go down roads I haven't been down before, just see what I might see. Feels like 1976.
05-28-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,558
Posted By fredlord

This is my approach and is the advice I have...

This is my approach and is the advice I have given my offspring when in traffic as pedestrian, cyclist or driver. My father gave me this advice.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,995
Posted By fredlord

In recent months I've taken the rear racks off...

In recent months I've taken the rear racks off two of my bikes and have been using backpacks, even in the hottest months. I have a large collection of them, and they all get used at one time or...
05-18-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,654
Posted By fredlord

I've figured out over the last year that cycling...

I've figured out over the last year that cycling is no longer optional for me. If I have more than two days without cycling, the black dog descends on me. Nothing else is as effective and reliable. I...
05-13-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,541
Posted By fredlord

I'm a dog lover who had the misfortune of seeing...

I'm a dog lover who had the misfortune of seeing a gorgeous fox terrier be run over and grievously injured by its cycling owner while doing the bike-leash thing. Not a fan.

There's an ancient man...
05-13-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,759
Posted By fredlord

Some drivers might feel the same way when they...

Some drivers might feel the same way when they have to manouevre around some cyclists using the road when a bike path is available. The runners may/may not have good reasons for doing what they're...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,985
Posted By fredlord

Basically, nothing! There's a joyous...

Basically, nothing!


There's a joyous freedom in giving up on trying to be dry in the rain and just regarding the ride as a two-wheeled swim. :)
Forum: Commuting
05-06-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,985
Posted By fredlord

I'm in Sydney and also have a belt-drive bike. I...

I'm in Sydney and also have a belt-drive bike. I bought it two years ago to be my rain bike, but have only just come to grips with the whole riding in the rain thing.

Sydney is currently in the...
05-06-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 35,985
Posted By fredlord

If you scroll down the General Cycling Discussion...

If you scroll down the General Cycling Discussion page a little you'll find a whole thread dedicated to just such a discussion.
05-05-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 14,096
Posted By fredlord

I always liked the cycling adage, "it doesn't get...

I always liked the cycling adage, "it doesn't get easier, it just gets faster".
Forum: Commuting
04-27-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,920
Posted By fredlord

My current commute is about 6km, with a few...

My current commute is about 6km, with a few hills. In the middle of winter the temperature at 6.45am can get down to 3˚C (37˚F), whilst in the middle of a bad summer the temp at 6.45am could be as...
04-25-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,074
Posted By fredlord

I would suggest activating the bell a little...

I would suggest activating the bell a little earlier, and mabe more than once.:) I've never startled anyone with a bell, but I have with unheralded passes.
04-24-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,074
Posted By fredlord

I'm at a total loss as to how to answer this,...

I'm at a total loss as to how to answer this, except to refer you to post #69.
04-24-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,074
Posted By fredlord

I agree. It's just that on paths where I can...

I agree. It's just that on paths where I can achieve a fair speed yet still encounter plenty of people whom I have to pass, I'd rather use a bell than wear out my voice.
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