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Posted By flangehead

You’ll have to see it. For reference I recently...

You’ll have to see it. For reference I recently rebuilt a 1985 road bike that was in good condition. I spent $190 on tires, new chain, new handlebar tape and hoods, brake cable and shift cable,...
07-15-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,492
Posted By flangehead

I find this forum useful from time to time for...

I find this forum useful from time to time for the following general topics:

1. I find value in near-miss reports with enough information that I can think about how it might happen to me and how I...
07-01-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By flangehead

Traffic count anchors are no fun either: ...

Traffic count anchors are no fun either:


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I...
06-16-21, 04:08 PM
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Posted By flangehead

There’s a lot of variety in behavior out there by...

There’s a lot of variety in behavior out there by motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

This afternoon on a residential street I was passed slowly by a pickup about 200 feet from a stop sign. The...
06-13-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By flangehead

Thank you for that photo.

Thank you for that photo.
05-18-21, 09:20 PM
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Views: 393
Posted By flangehead

Consistent with the gospel according to Sheldon...

Consistent with the gospel according to Sheldon Brown:

”Spoke length is measured from the inside of the elbow to the very end of the threads, most usually in millimeters.”
05-18-21, 08:29 PM
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Posted By flangehead

1987 Schwinn Sierra

I bought this from a neighbor and cleaned it up for my daughter to use.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By flangehead

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/ is a good...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/

is a good resource.
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By flangehead

4” so far at Addicks. More on the way.

4” so far at Addicks. More on the way.
04-21-21, 08:47 AM
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Posted By flangehead

Bump

Next Mission: Your bike at a coffee shop.
04-16-21, 10:25 AM
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Posted By flangehead

John Volpe

A look back at the early days of D.C.’s bicycling laws - The Washington Post...
04-15-21, 01:14 PM
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Posted By flangehead

Yes. I’ve not mastered track standing with folded...

Yes. I’ve not mastered track standing with folded arms. Probably shouldn’t even try....,
04-13-21, 12:44 PM
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Posted By flangehead

If someone steals my coffee, is it a mugging? ...

If someone steals my coffee, is it a mugging?

Let's go with some reference to coffee included in the picture, including but not limited to the word, a graphical representation or a cuppa itself.
...
03-26-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By flangehead

See: Cliff Notes: ...

See:

Cliff Notes:
https://www.bike-advisor.com/the-complete-bicycle-tire-size-guide/

Organized by rim size: ...
03-22-21, 03:20 PM
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Posted By flangehead

Las cárceles no son tan bonitas allá.

Las cárceles no son tan bonitas allá.
03-18-21, 09:22 PM
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Posted By flangehead

Vertigo

My orthopedic doctor told me that collarbone pieces will grow back together if they are in the same county. I had to sleep on one shoulder for 6 weeks. At the end I got vertigo which I self-diagnosed...
03-12-21, 03:44 AM
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Views: 995
Posted By flangehead

Helmet mirror.

Helmet mirror.
02-05-21, 02:12 PM
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Posted By flangehead

Effective Nicehole Remedy

This came up in a thread a few months back and livedarklions suggested shaking your head in a "no" fashion. I tried that some with mixed results.

Since I'm already stopped with at least one foot...
02-05-21, 08:21 AM
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Posted By flangehead

Bike Lane Shaped Object for Consideration

When I lived in Houston in 1992 I remember this abomination being installed and I remember using it:...
02-04-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By flangehead

Akron Fulton International Airport? I'm...

Akron Fulton International Airport?

I'm disappointed that you say no bicycle was involved when it could have been so easy:
...
02-03-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,964
Posted By flangehead

Point State Park, Pittsburgh PA?

Point State Park, Pittsburgh PA?
01-29-21, 04:55 PM
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Posted By flangehead

Palm Photo. Next: Motorized Migration

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Palm trees, check. Water, check. Clear blue sky, partial credit?

There are...
01-21-21, 10:28 AM
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Posted By flangehead

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Nail and tire scrap.

Most of my flats are slow leaks that come from tire...
01-18-21, 02:30 PM
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Views: 1,585
Posted By flangehead

State Laws

You will have to find out for your state or states.

In Texas it would appear that the restriction on flashing blue (and red and white) only applies to motor vehicles: Texas Transportation Code §...
01-04-21, 08:04 PM
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Views: 1,448
Posted By flangehead

Put one of these stickers on the seat? ...

Put one of these stickers on the seat?


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12-16-20, 03:50 PM
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Posted By flangehead

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Tracks...
12-11-20, 09:56 PM
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Views: 3,804
Posted By flangehead

+1

+1
12-07-20, 05:41 AM
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Posted By flangehead

It ran about a year, and I learned some things. ....

It ran about a year, and I learned some things. .

I wasn’t going to post my inspiration for this mission but under the circumstances I’ve changed my mind:

...
12-05-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,001
Posted By flangehead

I’ve been riding for over 50 years and as you say...

I’ve been riding for over 50 years and as you say “figured it out on my own”. But that happened with near-misses and some hard knocks. (And I’m refer there to riding on the road, not...
11-29-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By flangehead

Four Principles for Cycling Transportation

For me, riding safely on roads for transportation involves four principles, and in this priority:

Situational awareness: You have to constantly be watching what's going on around you and imagining...
11-27-20, 03:48 PM
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Posted By flangehead

I don’t know about Denham bars specifically, but...

I don’t know about Denham bars specifically, but I spent a lot of time on an unsuccessful search for a bar-mount mirror for drop bars with bar-end shifters.

I now rely solely on a Take-a-Look...
11-19-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,643
Posted By flangehead

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Lotsa parts used.
11-13-20, 08:02 PM
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Views: 1,294
Posted By flangehead

Woof

I asked my dog how he feels about his microchip. He said he’s OK with it but Leroy’s dog hates his.

The general tone was bad so I didn’t bring up the castration issue.
11-09-20, 01:06 PM
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Views: 3,438
Posted By flangehead

Powerline Down

On my way to work one morning before dawn and rush hour, I saw fire trucks with bright flashing lights at an intersection where I normally turn right. I assumed there had been a crash, so I moved...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,588
Posted By flangehead

Panniers for Work

I've been commuting in this area for 15 years. I hope you have a shower at work (with towels!). I've been in an office that doesn't have lockers for storage overnight. I bring in about 2 weeks of...
10-30-20, 12:18 PM
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Views: 30,071
Posted By flangehead

Breed is 50 pounds of brown. He travels pretty...

Breed is 50 pounds of brown. He travels pretty good in the cage.

...
10-29-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,433
Posted By flangehead

Estrenando la pasteleria

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Not a lot of selection, but they just opened. Had customers so seems like...
10-29-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,058
Posted By flangehead

Probably no one, but it is a crack in the...

Probably no one, but it is a crack in the transportation code, so the Texas Legislature owns it. I met a cyclist who was hit in a crosswalk and the driver who attempted a right turn on red was not...
10-29-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,058
Posted By flangehead

Gosh, wouldn't want you to be disappointed.. ...

Gosh, wouldn't want you to be disappointed..

People know what "defensive driving" is, but the same general principles apply to all road users.

Two defensive drivers go into a bar. Nothing...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,967
Posted By flangehead

There are quite a few commuters to the Energy...

There are quite a few commuters to the Energy Corridor from your area. (Though with COVID many of them are working from home now. I commute through Addicks but I know a number of Katy commuters,...
10-26-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,643
Posted By flangehead

As a commuter I have no choice but ride in rain...

As a commuter I have no choice but ride in rain from time to time.

I have fenders.
I don’t ride in heavy downpours.
I don’t leave the bike sitting out in the rain any more than...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,834
Posted By flangehead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjGXn249Fc0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjGXn249Fc0
Forum: Commuting
10-22-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,834
Posted By flangehead

I use two indicators to motorists behind me, both...

I use two indicators to motorists behind me, both enabled by monitoring a rear view mirror:

1. When a motorist is about 4-6 seconds behind me, I briefly turn my head left, as if I was looking...
10-21-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,529
Posted By flangehead

In a nighttime commuting context, a helmet...

In a nighttime commuting context, a helmet mounted front light is very useful. It allows me to see into my turns and communicate with drivers.
10-21-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,203
Posted By flangehead

I'll second the mirror. One effective...

I'll second the mirror.

One effective strategy that is at times useful is to minimize contact with packs of motor vehicles. For example, if I'm stopped at a light (I take the lane) and I see a lot...
10-19-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,529
Posted By flangehead

https://howard-johnsons-restaurant.business.site/

https://howard-johnsons-restaurant.business.site/
10-04-20, 05:50 AM
09-20-20, 08:16 PM
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Views: 130,433
Posted By flangehead

Sanctuary Shot. Next: Arboretum or Botanical Garden

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Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. Very nice for short strolls.

Next Mission:...
09-11-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,780
Posted By flangehead

I'll give that a try; haven't done it. Thx.

I'll give that a try; haven't done it. Thx.
09-11-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,780
Posted By flangehead

One Cyclist's Approach

Very well said. Since my environment and adaptation is different, I'll outline my approach in that spirit.

My context is (was, rather, before corona) commuting and utility involving some...
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