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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-26-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By badrad
So there were cars in the queue waiting to turn...

So there were cars in the queue waiting to turn right safely, you jumped the queue and turned right and got hit?
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-22-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By badrad
The mother was behind her son at the time. She...

The mother was behind her son at the time. She continues to ride this as an annual event in memory of her son and his goal of raising money to conquer cancer. Mom rides for son who died in last...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-21-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By badrad
Very sad indeed. Young man with young family....

Very sad indeed. Young man with young family. Reminds me of this other charity ride a couple years ago, teenager killed during the annual ride to Conquer Cancer. Teen dies during Vancouver-to-Seattle...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-08-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By badrad
A while ago one of my commutes, I was stopped at...

A while ago one of my commutes, I was stopped at an intersection waiting for the green, and a younger rider crept up behind me, and ran the red. I guess with the road noise and all he didn't hear or...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-07-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By badrad
Check out this fellow's review on the loop. ...

Check out this fellow's review on the loop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pab3zu4qDq0
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-02-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By badrad
It's used to reduce the chance of front...

It's used to reduce the chance of front roll-over, for instance when coming down a steep incline.
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-19-15, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By badrad
Not sure which part of BC you are in, but have...

Not sure which part of BC you are in, but have you checked out the Muskoka folding trike over at JVBikes?

Muskoka Foldable 6 [5173-Red 3194-Blue 5174-Black] - $850.00 : JV Bike, Vancouver's...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-07-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,982
Posted By badrad
Could you imagine an ad where the boss walks up...

Could you imagine an ad where the boss walks up to the employee and says "Let's bike together to the meeting!"

I guess not in our world...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-06-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By badrad
Thor has all the nice toys!

Thor has all the nice toys!
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-24-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By badrad
You should cross over Lions Gate or the...

You should cross over Lions Gate or the Ironworker's and take a test ride over at JV Bikes on Pacific Blvd. You'll get a chance to test ride their variety of bikes - Terns, Dahons and Bromptons....
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 04-21-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By badrad
Maybe suggest a trip to your LBS and see what...

Maybe suggest a trip to your LBS and see what drop bars they have to offer, or can order in. There are a lot of different types and you are sure to find one that will fit you better.
How to Buy Road...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-21-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
Posted By badrad
Nice! Will be anxious to see the specs!

Nice! Will be anxious to see the specs!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-30-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,076
Posted By badrad
There is no stop line marking across the lane so...

There is no stop line marking across the lane so there is no requirement to stop. If there was a stop line that extended across the lane, all traffic (including pedestrians using that lane) must stop...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-15-15, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,429
Posted By badrad
+1 on instant turbo!

+1 on instant turbo!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-15-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,429
Posted By badrad
Ditto on the daily meds shutting me down: ...

Ditto on the daily meds shutting me down:

100 mg Metropolol
10 mg Rosuvastatin
160 mg Valsartan
1 baby Aspirin
40 mg Crestor

It takes most of my energy to stay awake thru the day. Luckily I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-11-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,675
Posted By badrad
How about the bar end bells?...

How about the bar end bells? https://www.mirrycle.com/barend.php
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 03-05-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By badrad
Have you looked into kneesavers? might do the...

Have you looked into kneesavers? might do the trick. I believe they come in different lengths.
Kneesavers - Product Catalog (http://www.kneesaver.net/ecommerce/)
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-05-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By badrad
The names - Mu, Speed, Vigor, Vector indicates...

The names - Mu, Speed, Vigor, Vector indicates the frame style, and followed by the P, D, S to indicate the component quality, and then usually a number to indicate the speeds. There has been some...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-07-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,495
Posted By badrad
Couldn't see from your photo and you didn't...

Couldn't see from your photo and you didn't provide any other info. Sorry couldn't be of more help.
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-07-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,495
Posted By badrad
Is the FD designed for road cranks? It looks like...

Is the FD designed for road cranks? It looks like you are using a mountain FD to try to clear the road crank, which is why you are not getting the clearance.

Check out some of the SRAM road FD,...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-21-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By badrad
If you are not bothered about that extra weight,...

If you are not bothered about that extra weight, the portable gas generator could help out the periods where you won't have power available. Most small units should have ample power for your charger...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-21-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By badrad
Just to be clear, are you thinking about using a...

Just to be clear, are you thinking about using a gasoline or fuel based portable generator to charge your bike battery? And it would be something you would have to bring along with you for the entire...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-11-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By badrad
Wow, you just made your cool sleek bike a notch...

Wow, you just made your cool sleek bike a notch slicker! Nice work! Please post reviews on how well they are for moderate rain when you do encounter the rare shower.
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-02-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By badrad
If you have some knowledge of electronics and...

If you have some knowledge of electronics and batteries and testing equipment and soldering capabilities, you could try tearing the battery unit part. It's possible not all of the cells are damaged,...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 12-31-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By badrad
At face value, the price seems a bit too low to...

At face value, the price seems a bit too low to be true, but without speaking with the seller and assessing his ownership of the bike, it's difficult to say. Not a bad deal if it were, with just some...
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