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Forum: Commuting
07-27-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By flangehead

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

https://www.bikeforums.net/21220581-post693.html
07-27-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By flangehead

I had a crank like that and my tool had no...

I had a crank like that and my tool had no problem. Seated over the bolt hole.
07-27-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,131
Posted By flangehead

I think that is certainly true. Effective...

I think that is certainly true.

Effective September 1 I am not going to feel obligated (for my own legal protection) to dismount when using a crosswalk. However I usually operate in ďpedestrian...
07-27-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,131
Posted By flangehead

I was incorrect in saying bicycles arenít allowed...

I was incorrect in saying bicycles arenít allowed in crosswalks. More correct to say that cyclists do not have legal protection when using a crosswalk without dismounting.

The law will change...
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By flangehead

Youíll have to see it. For reference I recently...

Youíll 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,...
07-22-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,373
Posted By flangehead

Terry Hershey in Houston is now limited to 10...

Terry Hershey in Houston is now limited to 10 mph. Iíve heard the fine is $300 and is enforced. I donít use it anymore. My cycling purpose is transportation and my alternative is 35 mph posted...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By flangehead

You put the lime in the coconut, Harry. I...

You put the lime in the coconut, Harry.

I load 100+ lb. on my flatbed conversion kiddie trailer. Main issue is braking.
07-19-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By flangehead

Donít get complacent on traffic patterns

I made a mistake this morning on my daily commute. I assumed that the traffic light pattern (which lights turn when) was consistent. Today, it wasnít.

The setup is that I head north on a 40...
07-18-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By flangehead

Situational Awareness

What strikes me about the general approach to this, and a lot of ineffectual safety initiatives, is the rules-based, eliminate-the-negative approach. These approaches assume that if you discourage...
07-17-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By flangehead

Tektro has several offerings; I have a pair of...

Tektro has several offerings; I have a pair of these on a touring bike. Theyíre nothing special but Iím able to stop.

TEKTRO BRAKE SYSTEMS - Products...
07-17-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,398
Posted By flangehead

Misdemeanor Assault in Texas

I was on a jury in Texas where a young man was charged with misdemeanor assault, and we were told that knocking a hat off the head of another person is adequate evidence of assault. (We found the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,273
Posted By flangehead

This was helpful for me: ...

This was helpful for me:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brakturn.html
07-15-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,760
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...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,610
Posted By flangehead

The OP's looks like it has the same frame size as...

The OP's looks like it has the same frame size as mine, and mine measures 58 cm on the seat tube.

I rebuilt the one I purchased for riding and have finished:
...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,610
Posted By flangehead

Original Rims

My neighbor was cleaning out his garage and I picked up his Performance Superbe. SN N5L0672. It has the same rims as yours so they must have been the originals.
07-04-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By flangehead

In last 3 months I bought these for a 1991 Exage...

In last 3 months I bought these for a 1991 Exage 6 speed and a 1992 Deore XT 7 speed, both indexed. No ďCenteron TMĒ guide pulley but shifting improved over worn-out pulleys. Shouldnít be an issue...
07-03-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By flangehead

Reused.

Reused.
07-02-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,239
Posted By flangehead

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1136/2a8b4528_b506_4059_94b1_04c21e28fdd7_43931404f415f21b2c3595bf69117fd94d151ce6.jpeg
Moots from early 90ís.
07-01-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By flangehead

Murder Conviction in Texas

Unfortunately, this won't reverse the devastation. From the description of the murderer, it probably won't serve as a deterrent to others in his condition. Nevertheless, the individual was held to...
07-01-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By flangehead

Traffic count anchors are no fun either: ...

Traffic count anchors are no fun either:


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I...
07-01-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By flangehead

I donít have pictures but snagged a sawzall blade...

I donít have pictures but snagged a sawzall blade that ripped the sidewall of a new Schwable Marathon. I was able to boot it enough to limp home. Amazing how the physics works to put sharps into rear...
06-29-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,680
Posted By flangehead

Short hair and helmet liner. Houston TX.

Short hair and helmet liner. Houston TX.
06-28-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,918
Posted By flangehead

My bikes think Iím too heavy, except for my...

My bikes think Iím too heavy, except for my tandem.
06-27-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By flangehead

This is my practice also. This is a...

This is my practice also.



This is a location where the majority of the motorists are turning right during rush hour to then get on the freeway.

Once in position B, motorists in my lane...
06-23-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By flangehead

Reverse Nicehole FAIL

When I make mistakes I let you know so YOU DON"T HAVE TO.

After a two week detour around my normal commute route due to construction, I returned to my normal route today and promptly did a bad...
06-22-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,131
Posted By flangehead

In Texas, at least, if you ride across a...

In Texas, at least, if you ride across a crosswalk and you are hit, the motorist canít be charged. Only pedestrians are allowed in crosswalks. Compared with some of the other products of the state...
06-19-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By flangehead

My new carbon fiber shield and titanium lance...

My new carbon fiber shield and titanium lance allow me to joust with traffic 20% faster with improved energy absorption relative to high-tensile steel equivalents.
06-18-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,165
Posted By flangehead

La Paz Bolivia is built in a canyon falling off...

La Paz Bolivia is built in a canyon falling off the side of the Altiplano and at an elevation of about 12000 feet. If you want to ride flat terrain you can go up to El Alto at 13600 feet. Be advised...
06-18-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By flangehead

Thank you.

Thank you.
06-18-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By flangehead

Purpose of pin on 1985 drive-side seat stay?

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What is this?

This pin is on the drive-side only...
06-16-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By flangehead

Thereís a lot of variety in behavior out there by...

Thereís 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...
06-16-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,623
Posted By flangehead

I carry multi tools that have chain tools plus...

I carry multi tools that have chain tools plus quick links. Saved me twice in commuting context.
06-16-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By flangehead

I think we all mis-perceive speed and distance...

I think we all mis-perceive speed and distance from time to time.

When I am apprehensive about a vehicle behind me, I survey my situation to ensure I have 150 feet of no threats in front of me....
06-13-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By flangehead

Thank you for that photo.

Thank you for that photo.
05-31-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,086
Posted By flangehead

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9W-RTrX5cS0

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9W-RTrX5cS0
05-18-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By flangehead

dunno

dunno
05-18-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By flangehead

Consistent with the gospel according to Sheldon...

Consistent with the gospel according to Sheldon Brown:

ĒSpoke length is measured from the inside of the elbow to the very end of the threads, most usually in millimeters.Ē
05-18-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,233,198
Posted By flangehead

1987 Schwinn Sierra

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

...
05-15-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By flangehead

Same place my aluminum Trek hybrid cracked.

Same place my aluminum Trek hybrid cracked.
05-12-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,010
Posted By flangehead

So many different situations. In my own...

So many different situations.

In my own case, I bike for transportation and often at night on arterial suburban roads. Iíve got multiple lights and I have reflectors. Weight is not an issue for...
05-12-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,429
Posted By flangehead

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2ad1730e_368c_4f08_b961_49df69ceb651_c1bbd584f6600d1fa3be368184ed713334b4d7ac.jpeg
1990 Fuji Palisade
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By flangehead

I use Accuweather app and find it very good at...

I use Accuweather app and find it very good at the next few hours at my specific location.

However I donít think it forecasts a storm that hasnít developed yet.

One ďthunderstorms in the...
Forum: Foo
05-06-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By flangehead

Dunno. I recall he had a fall but I donít...

Dunno. I recall he had a fall but I donít remember it being represented as too serious.

Hope heís OK.
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: 614
Posted By flangehead

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

4Ē so far at Addicks. More on the way.
04-27-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By flangehead

Every municipality is different but the issues...

Every municipality is different but the issues I've worked recently include:


1. Bad application of sharrows: Sharrows Implementation: Experience with Officials - Bike Forums...
04-25-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By flangehead

Of course. Thank you.

Of course. Thank you.
04-24-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By flangehead

I bought a Sierra for my daughter and this thread...

I bought a Sierra for my daughter and this thread was enlightening. I didnít know about the date stamp.

...
04-21-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,656
Posted By flangehead

Bump

Next Mission: Your bike at a coffee shop.
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