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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-14-14, 12:49 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,629
Posted By turbo1889
Sad but true. Of course I do have this crazy...

Sad but true. Of course I do have this crazy fantasy that we will get really lucky and the first other intelligent species that encounters us will be something like a aggressive authoritarian...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-14-14, 12:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,052
Posted By turbo1889
Unfortunately, obvious common sense isn't so...

Unfortunately, obvious common sense isn't so common.


On one hand:
----- Many motorists think they have a right to run down anyone that gets in their way and can't comprehend that vulnerable...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-13-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,052
Posted By turbo1889
So in other words the majority of swimsuits...

So in other words the majority of swimsuits aren't allowed on that beach and you have to go buy a swimsuit from a Bible thumper catalog (or so as to not pick on one specific religion and to be an...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-13-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,052
Posted By turbo1889
I have yet to encounter any such signs in my...

I have yet to encounter any such signs in my travels. I have however had to deal with a few motorists who are under the mistaken idea that cyclists must dismount and walk their bikes through all...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-13-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By turbo1889
Ah, the old brushed motor friction roller kits,...

Ah, the old brushed motor friction roller kits, that takes me back so many years.
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-12-14, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By turbo1889
It's possible, its just you usually have to build...

It's possible, its just you usually have to build completely from scratch. And yes low voltage means you get less power out of the same size motor so you have to use an awful big and powerful motor...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-11-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By turbo1889
12v e-bike systems are possible (I have built a...

12v e-bike systems are possible (I have built a few myself and have another low voltage build planned) but to my knowledge there are no commercial kits designed for that low of voltage and I've had...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-11-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By turbo1889
Starting with the disclaimer that I don't...

Starting with the disclaimer that I don't currently have one of these motors myself yet so everything I say should be taken with a small grain of salt. I am looking into getting one or more of them...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-10-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By turbo1889
Cycle tracks, MUP's, Bike Paths, etc . . . ...

Cycle tracks, MUP's, Bike Paths, etc . . .

In and of themselves are based on a half way decent idea and when only considered in a parallel straight through situation they make a lot of sense.
...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-10-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By turbo1889
Personally I'm of the mind that probably the best...

Personally I'm of the mind that probably the best bike to convert would be an old name brand steel frame mountain bike with V-brake mounts on the rear. XD rear hub with rear V-brakes and a seven...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-10-14, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By turbo1889
Mid-drive will give you the best hill climbing...

Mid-drive will give you the best hill climbing ability obviously.

However, there is another option that is brand new on the market. Specifically a two speed hub motor were the low gear nearly...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-09-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By turbo1889
It's not the cell phone that is the problem. If...

It's not the cell phone that is the problem. If it weren't the cell phone it would be something else.

How about instead of doing this piece meal and banning this and that specific behavior we...
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-09-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,820
Posted By turbo1889
Do some internet research on what professional...

Do some internet research on what professional back-country guides give their "Total dude never rode a horse before and now is going to ride one all day" customers to wear. Worn by females primarily...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-06-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,161
Posted By turbo1889
In response to JoeyBike: I've personally...

In response to JoeyBike:

I've personally never attempted to ride up the "Going to the Sun" on bicycle during the Summer when it's open to automobile traffic. I've only ridden up it on bicycle...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-06-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,161
Posted By turbo1889
In My Personal Experience: ----- On roads...

In My Personal Experience:


----- On roads with 25-mph or lower speed limits bicycles and cars mix just fine and VC works and works well regardless of how thick automobile and bicycle traffic are...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-05-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,161
Posted By turbo1889
About Yellowstone and Glacier parks specifically...

About Yellowstone and Glacier parks specifically my experience backs up what the others have been saying, when the roads are only open to cyclists, peds., and horse back riders and the snow clearing...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-04-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,161
Posted By turbo1889
Not a problem, sorry I forgot to reply to your...

Not a problem, sorry I forgot to reply to your inquiry. Just one of those things that slipped through as the thread ballooned in page number.

I mainly cycle around my home state of Montana...
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-03-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By turbo1889
As far as the tire puncture issues are concerned....

As far as the tire puncture issues are concerned. I personally on my Yuba am running 26 inch size "Bontrager Hard Case Ultimate" tires in their H# or LT# series tires with "Stop Flats 2" liners and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-21-14, 11:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,545
Posted By turbo1889
That is completely understandable, and I've seen...

That is completely understandable, and I've seen that kind of situation myself a time or two where automobile traffic was moving so slowly that a cyclist can get through town from one side to the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-19-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,545
Posted By turbo1889
The only time I leap frog with cars is when I'm...

The only time I leap frog with cars is when I'm edge riding (usually on a decent width and condition shoulder edge to the right of the white line, but sometimes also on extra wide lanes that are wide...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-15-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,630
Posted By turbo1889
The top four pictures are not bicycles from the...

The top four pictures are not bicycles from the same company as the lower pictures. Top four pictures are "Oto Cycles" (take out the space and add dot com to the end). The come standard with...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-15-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,630
Posted By turbo1889
Apparently you are cosmetically prejudiced and/or...

Apparently you are cosmetically prejudiced and/or you expect other people to be.

I just see some nice looking e-bikes with a sense of style. Heck at least they have a good fairly usable pedal...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-15-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,161
Posted By turbo1889
Any obligation a vehicle that is being passed may...

Any obligation a vehicle that is being passed may have to avoid a collision may have.

THAT SHOULD NOT BE USED AS JUSTIFICATION FOR THE OVERTAKING VEHICLE INITIATING A DANGEROUS, IRRESPONSIBLE,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-14-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,161
Posted By turbo1889
Yah, that's quite true. Reminds me of when I...

Yah, that's quite true.

Reminds me of when I mentioned a while back in another thread that I bicycle on the interstate freeways up here (on the shoulder edge mainly but on a few narrow bridges...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-14-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,161
Posted By turbo1889
Realized you might take my last post as a...

Realized you might take my last post as a criticism as to how you ride rather then me explaining why I must often do different. To clarify:

You might not have the problem of your releases trying...
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