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Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 09-07-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By Elkhound
Also, X-mart doesn't provide service. Also,...

Also, X-mart doesn't provide service. Also, their bikes are often of inferior quality and will soon get to a point where they can't be fixed. A good bike, with decent care, will last forever. I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-06-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,234
Posted By Elkhound
Engineers have to be licensed by the State. The...

Engineers have to be licensed by the State. The question is, "Is what is being done above 'practicing engineering', or not?" I would say not, but I'm neither a lawyer nor an engineer.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 09-05-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,268
Posted By Elkhound
Some college dorms have bike storage space in the...

Some college dorms have bike storage space in the basement or some other space, so in the room/outside are not the only options. Check it out.

I do like the idea of a folder--especially if you...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-23-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,355
Posted By Elkhound
$1500 is a bit steep, but running a red light is...

$1500 is a bit steep, but running a red light is a serious matter; it can cause accidents which can kill or cripple people and cause the destruction of valuable property.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-04-11, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Elkhound
Did you get his license number and report him?

Did you get his license number and report him?
Forum: Living Car Free 08-02-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,788
Posted By Elkhound
I have a scooter. I like the low center of...

I have a scooter. I like the low center of gravity, the step-through frame, and the automatic transmission. I use it when I am going farther than I'm comfortable with on a bicycle or if I don't...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-11, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Elkhound
Here bicycle ninjas are the problem. I'm...

Here bicycle ninjas are the problem. I'm surprised more people aren't killed.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-21-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,437
Posted By Elkhound
That's why I don't see the attraction of...

That's why I don't see the attraction of singlespeed or fixed gear unless you live in a comparatively flat area. If you live somewhere with significant hills, then gears are a must. If I wanted to...
Forum: Recumbent 07-20-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By Elkhound
I'd suggest going to http://lightfootcycles.com...

I'd suggest going to http://lightfootcycles.com or to http://hpm.catoregon.org/; Lightfoot makes a point of being able to customize its machines for the differently abled, and so (to a lesser...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 07-19-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,953
Posted By Elkhound
Basically it is a bike that doesn't quite fit...

Basically it is a bike that doesn't quite fit into any category, but has features and design elements from two or more categories. Usually it is something in between a road and a mountain bike---it...
Forum: Commuting 07-11-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 10,654
Posted By Elkhound
I don't know if riding on the sidewalk is or is...

I don't know if riding on the sidewalk is or is not illegal where you are; if you don't know, then perhaps a trip to the public library on your day off might be in order.

If you are nervous about...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,617
Posted By Elkhound
You could start dating cyclists.

You could start dating cyclists.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-07-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,482
Posted By Elkhound
I see a lot of wrong-way riders around here. ...

I see a lot of wrong-way riders around here. They are mostly of a certain ethnic extraction.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-01-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,703
Posted By Elkhound
That is why some clever person invented (a)...

That is why some clever person invented (a) trailers (b) longtails (e.g. Xtracycle) or (c) cargo cycles (bakfiesten, cargo trikes).
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-26-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Elkhound
If I were to get a rowcycle, it would be either a...

If I were to get a rowcycle, it would be either a trike or a quad.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-24-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 999
Posted By Elkhound
SS is fine if you live somewhere flat as a...

SS is fine if you live somewhere flat as a pancake. WV is called 'the Mountain State' for good reason.
Forum: Commuting 06-23-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 640
Posted By Elkhound
My bikes are covered under my homeowner's policy.

My bikes are covered under my homeowner's policy.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-03-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By Elkhound
The best way to deal with an ignoramus is to...

The best way to deal with an ignoramus is to ignore him.
Forum: Commuting 06-03-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,383
Posted By Elkhound
I agree; report all the information you have to...

I agree; report all the information you have to the local police/sherriff. Keep copies of your letter, and if they don't follow up send them to the local media.
Forum: Commuting 06-03-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,694
Posted By Elkhound
I'd suggest selling it, particularly as your wife...

I'd suggest selling it, particularly as your wife still has a car that you can use if necessary. As others have said, using it so seldom you would be better off renting when you need one...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,101
Posted By Elkhound
People have been killing one another since long...

People have been killing one another since long before guns were invented, and if every gun in the world were to disappear, people would still find ways to kill one another. I read on the BBC that...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-19-11, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,416
Posted By Elkhound
Get your bicycle fitted properly, and consider...

Get your bicycle fitted properly, and consider getting a male-specific seat.

Or you could switch to a recumbent.
Forum: Living Car Free 05-17-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,213
Posted By Elkhound
Ever seen pictures of Oxford and Cambridge,...

Ever seen pictures of Oxford and Cambridge, England? People bike all over those towns in academic gowns and caps. Are you saying that a bunch of Limeys can do something you can't? Invoke the...
Forum: Living Car Free 05-17-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,213
Posted By Elkhound
Unless you make the bike ride part of the date. ...

Unless you make the bike ride part of the date. (E.g. "Let's ride out to the park for a picknick on Saturday afternoon.")
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-13-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 928
Posted By Elkhound
The "good book" is the codes of city and state...

The "good book" is the codes of city and state laws that say that bicycles are vehicles and are bound by the same rules of the road as other vehicles--that is, on the right side of two-way roads and...
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