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Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 327
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Posted By spare_wheel
especially if you do not bother to read the link:...

especially if you do not bother to read the link:



so once again its the word of an anonymous internet poster versus the word of a research-focused nonprofit who first reported the negative...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,605
Posted By spare_wheel
So true. I'm far more range bound than someone...

So true. I'm far more range bound than someone who uses a car often.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,605
Posted By spare_wheel
not according to people who have run the numbers:...

not according to people who have run the numbers:

Shades of Green: Electric Cars? Carbon Emissions Around the Globe | shrinkthatfootprint.com...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,605
Posted By spare_wheel
I think most people agree that in areas where the...

I think most people agree that in areas where the bulk of electricity being generated comes from coal e-vehicles can be worse then efficient ICE vehicles. I'm charging via renewable offsets so that's...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,605
Posted By spare_wheel
Your completely unsupported claim that scientists...

Your completely unsupported claim that scientists studying this issue are stupid enough to confound net respiration with CO2e is nonsense.

Some resources:

FAO -*News Article:*Agriculture's...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,605
Posted By spare_wheel
I did not disregard this and cited LCAs that...

I did not disregard this and cited LCAs that estimated the CO2e cost of generation and transmission. Obviously none of these measures are "perfect" but we need to start somewhere.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,605
Posted By spare_wheel
The LCA i cited above did take into account the...

The LCA i cited above did take into account the costs of building cars but your point about infrastructure is valid. (Nevertheless, I think much of this infrastructure is a sunk cost.)
Forum: Commuting 07-19-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,238
Posted By spare_wheel
http://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/speedy.gi...

http://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/speedy.gif (just trying to get someone to complain that matching clothing light does not get you to work faster)

all black for me all the time...i was a...
Forum: Commuting 07-19-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,056
Posted By spare_wheel
light and aggressive steel bikes are very...

light and aggressive steel bikes are very expensive. if you can keep the masi you may want to consider a fair weather bike like a caad 10, domane, or roubaix.
Forum: Commuting 07-17-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,197
Posted By spare_wheel
Adherence to lane discipline by vulnerable...

Adherence to lane discipline by vulnerable transport should always be a choice. We only have lanes, signs, and signals because we as a society allow people to drive truly dangerous machinery on our...
Forum: Commuting 07-17-15, 09:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,197
Posted By spare_wheel
this is pure nonsense.

this is pure nonsense.
Forum: Commuting 07-16-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By spare_wheel
In my experience, people driving often enter a...

In my experience, people driving often enter a state reminiscent of "learned helplessness" that causes them to ignore the annoyances. My suggestion would be for the OP to drive on a day when he...
Forum: Commuting 07-16-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By spare_wheel
But are they getting satisfaction out of driving?...

But are they getting satisfaction out of driving?

I believe that the annoying aspects of commuting by car are often ignored or accepted as "normal" and not weighed objectively against the...
Forum: Commuting 07-16-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By spare_wheel
I find the assumption that bike commuters are...

I find the assumption that bike commuters are supposed to enjoy their commute to be bizarre. No one assumes that a person driving "enjoys" their commute -- it's just something that they need to do to...
Forum: Commuting 07-16-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,872
Posted By spare_wheel
very easy if you use a backpack or messenger bag...

very easy if you use a backpack or messenger bag -- just zip tie to the loop(s) at the top of the bag.
Forum: Commuting 07-16-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By spare_wheel
a very different tire from the one the op is...

a very different tire from the one the op is using.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-16-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,306
Posted By spare_wheel
Bell is part of the BRG conglomerate that also...

Bell is part of the BRG conglomerate that also owns Giro...so yes.
Forum: Commuting 07-16-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By spare_wheel
I've had some quality issues with the rubber on...

I've had some quality issues with the rubber on these tires (there was cracking and perforation of the surface after a few months use on some tires). And while they had good flat resistance I found...
Forum: Commuting 07-16-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,872
Posted By spare_wheel
The one load that really gives me problems are...

The one load that really gives me problems are the massive but flimsy boxes that my favorite vegan-friendly pizza place uses. I typically balance them precariously on my handlebars (which is not...
Forum: Commuting 07-16-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,925
Posted By spare_wheel
the 7.7 fx can and the low end madones could...

the 7.7 fx can and the low end madones could (sadly no longer available). the hidden fender mounts on new treks are no longer rack compatible which is a mistake, imo.
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 07-16-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,603
Posted By spare_wheel
i'm an enthusiastic supporter of taking space...

i'm an enthusiastic supporter of taking space away from motorvehicles (and VCers) to build bike facilities. sadly my city (portland) is falling behind on this in the usa as we squabble over money and...
Forum: Commuting 07-14-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,925
Posted By spare_wheel
my bad. i should have said similarly. it's...

my bad. i should have said similarly. it's virtually impossible to configure a bike identically to a cc because the build depends on qpb oem parts from asia.
Forum: Commuting 07-14-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,925
Posted By spare_wheel
Can you explain why a low-end carbon frame that...

Can you explain why a low-end carbon frame that can take fenders and a rack is not functionally identical to the crosscheck?
Forum: Commuting 07-14-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,925
Posted By spare_wheel
This is exactly the "feeling" I get when I am on...

This is exactly the "feeling" I get when I am on a lighter bike. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Commuting 07-14-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,925
Posted By spare_wheel
there is a relationship between weight and ride...

there is a relationship between weight and ride feel on the same tires but i mostly agree.
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