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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-23-16, 12:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,230
Posted By randomgear
I stopped by the Beacon St separated lane last...

I stopped by the Beacon St separated lane last weekend - the lane itself is 6' wide with a 3' buffer - very nice! (the demo a few days before was a 5' lane and a 3' buffer) Also very nice to see is...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,145
Posted By randomgear
You are such a !@###@$%#$^$ jerk to blame the...

You are such a !@###@$%#$^$ jerk to blame the victim!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-18-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By randomgear
Most likely; you just need an additional 1.5mm...

Most likely; you just need an additional 1.5mm clearance or so on each side of the tire and 3mm at the top under the bridges and at the bottom bracket. As long as you have more than that and enough...
Forum: Framebuilders 07-17-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,352
Posted By randomgear
Ummm, left hand drive? How does it handle?

Ummm, left hand drive?

How does it handle?
Forum: Framebuilders 07-16-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By randomgear
If you need 3d, sketchup is free. I don't think...

If you need 3d, sketchup is free. I don't think it is parametric, but then again I haven't used it very much. Also, don't know if it works in Linux.

For serious 3d parametric modelling, Revit is...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-14-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,230
Posted By randomgear
Angelo, Unfortunately my pics of the...

Angelo, Unfortunately my pics of the demonstration are quite poor and misleading. However, I found a far better picture from VisionZero Boston who actually did the demonstration. The permanent...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 07-14-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By randomgear
Well, the right hand brifter controls the rear...

Well, the right hand brifter controls the rear derailer (different mechanicals in the right and left), you could possibly mount the right hand brifter on the left side, I don't think that there is a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-14-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,230
Posted By randomgear
It will be very interesting to see what exactly...

It will be very interesting to see what exactly gets done here. When I spoke with the BTD people at the demo, I was left with the impression that Beacon would only be getting a 5' lane with a 3'...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-14-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,112
Posted By randomgear
In Boston some do and some don't; but it has...

In Boston some do and some don't; but it has gotten far better over the last 10 years since I started riding again and LEDs have replaced traditional bulbs - costs have gone down and brightness and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-13-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By randomgear
Thanks Rollfast; I'll let you know that I plan to...

Thanks Rollfast; I'll let you know that I plan to become a scofflaw.

I though that you likely lived in the good ole USA given your nickname, but since the EPA banned oiling streets long ago,...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 07-13-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By randomgear
Perhaps best answered by the folks at Velocity.

Perhaps best answered by the folks at Velocity.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-12-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,230
Posted By randomgear
Constitution Road was part of the Connect...

Constitution Road was part of the Connect Historic Boston project, NPS was involved in the planning, but most of the money was from a TIGER grant. Also included are Joy Street on Beacon Hill, the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-12-16, 01:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,230
Posted By randomgear
Bill, Stephanie simply doesn't have the power...

Bill,
Stephanie simply doesn't have the power that a Menino enabled Nicole did. Of course when Menino shifted his focus Nicole couldn't get anything done either. Stephanie, while very...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-10-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,907
Posted By randomgear
One woods valve for SqueezeBox: ...

One woods valve for SqueezeBox:
http://i66.tinypic.com/2hf12f4.jpg

Imported to the US from the Netherlands last September.

Since an 11YO zombie thread is the best thing I've seen today.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-10-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,230
Posted By randomgear
Cambridge has a pretty decent track record of...

Cambridge has a pretty decent track record of doing things reasonably right for people on bikes - this is an unfortunate first for them.

On the other side of the Charles, Boston, under Mayor...
Forum: Commuting 07-10-16, 12:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,622
Posted By randomgear
Just ride! Even on the sidewalk if it isn't...

Just ride! Even on the sidewalk if it isn't crowded; just yield to pedestrians. Your safety (and your perception of safety) is important and many, perhaps most, people are not comfortable riding in...
Forum: Commuting 07-09-16, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By randomgear
I like cake and I eat it, too.

I like cake and I eat it, too.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-03-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By randomgear
You may want to post this in Classic & Vintage. ...

You may want to post this in Classic & Vintage. I assume the bike is is a vintage bike, made in Birmingham.

A few Dawes owners hang out in the C&V. Pics are almost always good.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-27-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By randomgear
I would just try to squeeze the dropouts...

I would just try to squeeze the dropouts together, it might work. Having properly spaced dropouts would, however, be ideal. With an aluminum frame, respacing them is out.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-19-16, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By randomgear
I got one (silver not black) as a Christmas...

I got one (silver not black) as a Christmas present a couple years ago when it was being funded through kickstarter. A very elegant, low profile, and well made bell. A bit tinny sounding, but since...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-13-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By randomgear
Rixen Kaul makes a very nice one with a stainless...

Rixen Kaul makes a very nice one with a stainless steel band - I've have them on several bikes and they stay tight yet are still removable.

Rixen & Kaul PUMPfix...
Forum: Commuting 06-07-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By randomgear
Personally I keep a separate u-lock on each of my...

Personally I keep a separate u-lock on each of my bikes so that I never leave the house without one. Nearly all my rides involve me parking my bike and leaving it while I do something else - whether...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-01-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By randomgear
Decent news article and very good video without...

Decent news article and very good video without any added bikelash!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-25-16, 11:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By randomgear
Car separated bike lane - gold standard for Median Refuge Islands in snowy climates

With a car separated bike lane (cycle track) what is the best way to build (or not build) the median island refuge (pedestrian refuge island) for a city with a snowy climate - specifically Boston,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-22-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,668
Posted By randomgear
The Boston Globe adopted the word Crash instead...

The Boston Globe adopted the word Crash instead of "accident" about the same time the City adopted Vision Zero - sometime last spring.

Still, when a former Mayor crashed his car in to a house,...
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