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Forum: Commuting 06-20-09, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By uke
Saddle-bar height differential funtime

On your most-used bike, what is the saddle-to-bar height differential (that is, the difference in height between the top of the saddle and the top of the bars)? Bonus points if you include pictures,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-20-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By uke
Bus driver badly hurt in cyclist attack

For some reason, I have my doubts regarding the sequence of events as described (http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/61940/bus-driver-badly-hurt-cyclist-attack)...
Forum: Commuting 06-19-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,244
Posted By uke
First of all, your original post mentioned...

First of all, your original post mentioned nothing of "morality" or "ethics". You mentioned safety, practicality, and fuel efficiency. I pointed out three areas where smaller cars provided an...
Forum: Commuting 06-18-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,468
Posted By uke
No Thank You, or Waving Me Into the Grave

So I'm heading off to pay a bill, and there's a short uphill section close to campus. There's a car in front of me, and I follow behind in the right half of the lane. Suddenly the car slows down and...
Forum: Commuting 06-17-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,017
Posted By uke
I learned this several months ago on a short...

I learned this several months ago on a short uphill section I used to take the lane on. A car passed me on the right halfway up, and from that day on, I stopped taking the lane and started riding to...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,860
Posted By uke
It's sad, as always, reading about the deceased....

It's sad, as always, reading about the deceased. Matt Edmonds' sister and mother posted on one of the articles (http://cfc.ktul.com/forums/viewmessages.cfm?forum=24&topic=61898) about his death,...
Forum: Commuting 06-17-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,301
Posted By uke
Two pieces of gear I'd recommend for riding on...

Two pieces of gear I'd recommend for riding on busy roads:

1. Daytime lights

2. Mirrors
Forum: Living Car Free 06-17-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,298
Posted By uke
Throughout college, I walked several blocks extra...

Throughout college, I walked several blocks extra to make it to the generic grocery store over the overpriced on-campus holdup station. No regrets.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-17-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,588
Posted By uke
^ Yup, the day I got mine in, I ran a comparison,...

^ Yup, the day I got mine in, I ran a comparison, and realized I'd never use the PBSF again.
Forum: Commuting 06-17-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By uke
More than 90% of my riding is done with a...

More than 90% of my riding is done with a backpack. However, I can't recommend small ones, as I specifically got the largest I could find to help me carry cargo. Ebags is a good site for researching...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By uke
^ For that matter, that statement seems to apply...

^ For that matter, that statement seems to apply completely to *this* country.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-17-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,061
Posted By uke
Waffles is cool, but the selection at What, plus...

Waffles is cool, but the selection at What, plus the extras (e.g., notifications, ratio-based requests), makes it my favorite of the two.

To return to the thread's topic, I've been riding to The...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By uke
Clarks has a history of racist and xenophobic...

Clarks has a history of racist and xenophobic posts; this is just the latest edition.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-17-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,554
Posted By uke
I used mine in a flash flood a couple of weeks...

I used mine in a flash flood a couple of weeks ago. Was pretty rad.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,460
Posted By uke
I should also add that the legislation is...

I should also add that the legislation is scheduled for amendment in July; the goal is to add protection for pedestrians and joggers, which is great. They're as vulnerable to vehicles as we are, and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-09, 10:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,460
Posted By uke
Bicycle harrassment ordinance passes unanimously

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2009/06/16/b/

Interesting?

Note the power of showing up:

Some details...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By uke
Accept that your next ride could be your last. Do...

Accept that your next ride could be your last. Do what you can to minimize the risks. Beyond that, embrace the reality that it's not up to you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chSbcuPzQoo).
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-16-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,928
Posted By uke
^ No big deal; I'm happy with the light as it is...

^ No big deal; I'm happy with the light as it is for now.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-16-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,928
Posted By uke
I could also just buy this light...

I could also just buy this light http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.16241 and swap tailcaps with mine. However, what I have will do for the time being. It's already a huge step up from the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-16-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,928
Posted By uke
Not really; I've never had a light fail, and...

Not really; I've never had a light fail, and wouldn't use it in any combination if I didn't think I could rely on it alone. My preferred setup is one light at each end of the bike, but with more...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-16-09, 05:28 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,928
Posted By uke
Different strokes for different folks. In the...

Different strokes for different folks. In the daytime, I run a strobe in front and a solid tail, though I'd prefer a strobing tail, which is why I hope a multimode Ultrafire (or another brand) is...
Forum: Commuting 06-16-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By uke
$10. Got two....

$10. Got two. http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-SW654-17-Function-Bike-Computer/dp/B000DZD3FQ
Forum: Commuting 06-16-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By uke
I think any 100 miles completed within a 24-hour...

I think any 100 miles completed within a 24-hour span counts as a century.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-16-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,928
Posted By uke
I know; I read the MTBR forum as much as this...

I know; I read the MTBR forum as much as this one. However, it's one thing to use those lights on trails; it's quite another to use them on roads with car traffic.



I'd only get one; I'm not a...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-16-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,928
Posted By uke
I would *love* a red tail with P7 brightness....

I would *love* a red tail with P7 brightness. With 8-modes, I could see myself using low, medium, high, 1/sec strobe, and 3/sec strobe, depending on the situation--just as I do with my forward P7.
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