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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 06:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 981
Posted By SBinNYC
I chose 60 mph because that's a worst case...

I chose 60 mph because that's a worst case scenario to prove my point and the OP noted his location as KS. Had the driver been in a residential neighborhood and the driver's speed been 30 mph (45...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-23-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 981
Posted By SBinNYC
Here's why reflectors are useless in the...

Here's why reflectors are useless in the situation you described.

You were 100 yards (300 feet) from the intersection, when you spotted a bicycle crossing directly in front of you. Suppose you...
Forum: Northeast 04-27-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,384
Posted By SBinNYC
The last person in the 4th wave is supposed to...

The last person in the 4th wave is supposed to cross the start line by 10am. You don't want to spend much time at the rest stops. That's the easy way to fall behind. There are 2 mandatory shortcuts...
Forum: Northeast 04-26-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,384
Posted By SBinNYC
There should be hints as to where to park in the...

There should be hints as to where to park in the packet you will receive at the Bike Expo.

You may want to consider parking at South Beach. It's just to the south of Fort Wadsworth and the...
Forum: Northeast 04-24-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By SBinNYC
Walking shoes would probably be a good idea.

Walking shoes would probably be a good idea.
Forum: Northeast 04-19-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,384
Posted By SBinNYC
There are still 30,000 participants in the Five...

There are still 30,000 participants in the Five Boro Bike Tour. The staggered starts, aka waves, was designed to solve two problems.

The first was to reduce/eliminate walking between the start...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-13-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,782
Posted By SBinNYC
That's a freewheel not a cassette. You have...

That's a freewheel not a cassette.

You have taken taken the axle out of the hub. That's bad news because you need something to make sure the freewheel remover does not slip out of the freewheel....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-05-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By SBinNYC
Citibike is not funded by NYC. It derives its...

Citibike is not funded by NYC. It derives its income through advertising and user fees. It compensates NYC for formerly metered parking spaces displaced by bike stations.

It obviously needs to...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-21-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By SBinNYC
If the object is to reduce pedestrians killed or...

If the object is to reduce pedestrians killed or severely injured, vehicle speed is the single biggest factor.

Even the AAA...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-23-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By SBinNYC
Figure 1 shows that the RD hanger is not properly...

Figure 1 shows that the RD hanger is not properly aligned. This would explain shifting problems.

It's quite possible that the dropouts are not aligned. This would explain why a perfectly true...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-05-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,246
Posted By SBinNYC
Panic right turn. The car is usually going to...

Panic right turn. The car is usually going to slow down into a turn. The idea is for the cyclist to enter the right turn before the car. The bike has less room to cover and can move into and through...
Forum: Northeast 09-16-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By SBinNYC
You have to stay east of Flatbush to avoid...

You have to stay east of Flatbush to avoid Smith/Jay Streets.

One possibility is to continue on 5th Ave to 3rd St. Then 3rd St to 3rd Ave 3rd Ave to Lafayette Ave. Lafayette Ave to Ashland Pl....
Forum: Northeast 09-16-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By SBinNYC
Here's a link to the NYC Bike Map page. NYC DOT -...

Here's a link to the NYC Bike Map page. NYC DOT - Bicycle Maps (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bicyclists/bikemaps.shtml)

The Brooklyn Bridge Promenade is very crowded with pedestrians. You will...
Forum: Northeast 08-31-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By SBinNYC
Here's a link to NJ's official bicycle...

Here's a link to NJ's official bicycle suitability for northern NJ. http://www.nj.gov/transportation/commuter/bike/pdf/njbicyclemapnorthern.pdf

You will note that the Rte 35 bridge over the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-22-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By SBinNYC
There's always the option of removing the rim...

There's always the option of removing the rim brakes and riding home, if the wheel will clear the frame.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-13-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 985
Posted By SBinNYC
I would reverse the order of these options. ...

I would reverse the order of these options.

Wheel building is not something I would recommend to somebody who is "still learning about advnced (to him) bike maintenance." Those of us who do build...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-13-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 985
Posted By SBinNYC
The indication is there is something systemically...

The indication is there is something systemically wrong with the build. Depending on the amount of wobble and non-uniform tension, I would have expected the LBS to rebuild the wheel from scratch...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-13-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By SBinNYC
index or friction shifter?

index or friction shifter?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-13-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 985
Posted By SBinNYC
Both wheels?

Both wheels?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-12-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,642
Posted By SBinNYC
I have a pump with that type of smarthead. It...

I have a pump with that type of smarthead. It needs more presta valve showing to work properly. It's also possible that the gasket that grabs the valve has been damaged. These gaskets can be...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-11-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,158
Posted By SBinNYC
I believe the company was Bikit and they were...

I believe the company was Bikit and they were located in England. The problem with the pods was that they dried out more quickly than a tube of vulcanizing solution.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-11-15, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,158
Posted By SBinNYC
Rema patches come in several sizes. The most...

Rema patches come in several sizes. The most common in their patch kits is 25 mm wide. They also make a 16 mm size. This size is appropriate for tube diameters of 28 mm and less.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-01-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,098
Posted By SBinNYC
You use an emergency derailleur hanger to...

You use an emergency derailleur hanger to continue using the bike before deciding on a permanent solution.

Problem Solvers (http://problemsolversbike.com/products/universal_derailleur_hanger)
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-29-15, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By SBinNYC
N.B. the freewheel will tighten with use. The...

N.B. the freewheel will tighten with use. The freewheel bearings are used only when coasting. Their action, while coasting, will tighten the left threaded cone. So, a freewheel that's adjusted "just...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-29-15, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By SBinNYC
No you don't. If the freewheel is tight, it...

No you don't.

If the freewheel is tight, it won't completely freewheel when you are coasting. You won't be moving the chainwheel but the freewheel will keep moving. This results the top loop...
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