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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-29-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By asmac
Mystery of the bicycle

Short general interest article discussing how little is known about how bicycles work.


Science of cycling still largely mysterious - Technology & Science - CBC News...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 965
Posted By asmac
The second paragraph I agree with but the first...

The second paragraph I agree with but the first part tells me you don't spend a lot of time riding with streetcars. That's not really the way it works.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 965
Posted By asmac
Leap frog happens with streetcars too. In...

Leap frog happens with streetcars too. In addition, because they are in the middle of the road, all traffic including bikes must stop when streetcar doors are open,. Then everyone rushes to pass...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 965
Posted By asmac
Funny! They tell us it's about C$300 million per...

Funny! They tell us it's about C$300 million per kilometer (or about US$500 million per mile). Maybe we should get some guys with shovels.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 965
Posted By asmac
I guess you haven't checked the price of a new...

I guess you haven't checked the price of a new subway recently.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 965
Posted By asmac
Toronto never got rid of its streetcars. I don't...

Toronto never got rid of its streetcars. I don't have the answer to your question but perhaps, as someone else suggested, perhaps it was necessary to quantify the obvious to priorize spending on...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-28-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 660
Posted By asmac
I'm with BluesDawg, of course you need a new bike.

I'm with BluesDawg, of course you need a new bike.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-28-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 712
Posted By asmac
Sorry to harp on this but I had a near-death...

Sorry to harp on this but I had a near-death experience with Aspirin and want to spread the word. I had thought that taking coated Aspirin solved the stomach acid issue but have been told that the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-28-16, 04:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 712
Posted By asmac
I'm no doctor and don't even play one on TV but...

I'm no doctor and don't even play one on TV but suggest you be very careful with regular Aspirin consumption. I was taking one coated Aspirin a day and ended up in hospital with severe internal...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-16, 06:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 965
Posted By asmac
Maybe where you live. The agony never ended here.

Maybe where you live. The agony never ended here.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 965
Posted By asmac
Hold the presses -- study says streetcar tracks cause bike accidents

Streetcar tracks major cause of serious downtown cycling crashes, new study finds - Toronto - CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/streetcar-tracks-cyclists-1.3696234?cmp=rss)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-16, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By asmac
Have you done the standard brake adjustment of...

Have you done the standard brake adjustment of loosening the caliper bolts and, while squeezing the brake handle, retightening? Is the rotor properly seated and tightened? Is everything properly...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By asmac
It may be a constitutional right (of citizens)...

It may be a constitutional right (of citizens) but it's not a human right. Constitutional rights can be changed with the stroke of a pen. Human rights not so much.


BTW, that particular...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-16-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,130
Posted By asmac
Commuters usually do. Kids out after dark, riding...

Commuters usually do. Kids out after dark, riding on sidewalks without a (legally required for those under 16) helmet probably don't. Ontario recently introduced some serious fines (~$500, I believe)...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-16-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,085
Posted By asmac
As you may have read, Tesla's so-called...

As you may have read, Tesla's so-called "Autopilot" feature has become an issue. Consumer Reports says it's dangerous and should be disabled: Consumer Reports Urges Tesla to Disable Auto Steering -...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-16-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 802
Posted By asmac
Forget the distracted driving misdemeanor, how...

Forget the distracted driving misdemeanor, how about negligence causing death, criminal negligence, manslaughter, vehicular homicide, etc. etc. Do those laws not exist in Iowa? Oh, wait, I see she...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-16-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 603
Posted By asmac
Would one of these holders work for you? ...

Would one of these holders work for you?
Accessories | MINOURA JAPAN (http://www.minoura.jp/english/accessory/accessory.html)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,257
Posted By asmac
I have a special recycling device for 56 and 57...

I have a special recycling device for 56 and 57 frames. If the others can't help you please let me know.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 572
Posted By asmac
Of course the generated heat is an issue. It's...

Of course the generated heat is an issue. It's conservation of energy: to reduce the kinetic energy of your forward motion you have to convert it into something else such as heat. The tire patch...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 572
Posted By asmac
It's the conversion of kinetic energy into heat...

It's the conversion of kinetic energy into heat by the brake pads that slows the bike. The tire/road interface powers the brake by turning the wheel and the brake is kept in place by its connection...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-08-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,954
Posted By asmac
In fairness, the police did immediately change...

In fairness, the police did immediately change their tune and acknowledged he had the right-of-way although it clearly didn't do him much good.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-08-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,085
Posted By asmac
"Initial bugs" might cover a lot of territory and...

"Initial bugs" might cover a lot of territory and I foresee a danger zone in the meantime. For example, I'm glad not to have had 'semi-autonomous' driving ability whenever I've been too tired for...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-07-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,085
Posted By asmac
According to recent news reports, Tesla turns on...

According to recent news reports, Tesla turns on a dashboard light (maybe beeps too) if your hands are off the wheel for some reasonably long period of time. That's it. Not much of a requirement.

...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-06-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,954
Posted By asmac
A little more information: NEWS: Toronto...

A little more information:
NEWS: Toronto cyclist killed in Dupont crash had right of way, police say ? Biking Toronto...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-06-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,954
Posted By asmac
The cyclist had the right of way... police have...

The cyclist had the right of way... police have changed their mind:


Toronto cyclist killed in Dupont crash had right of way, police say - Toronto - CBC News...
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