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Forum: Living Car Free 07-26-16, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By cooker
I do think cops on bikes is relevant to LCF. The...

I do think cops on bikes is relevant to LCF. The article makes the point that the bikes are not just more maneuverable, but the officers are also perceived as more friendly, more approachable, less...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-26-16, 05:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 673
Posted By cooker
War may not be imminent but the concept is not so...

War may not be imminent but the concept is not so far fetched. Lots of American and international conflicts have been about land use, whether it is about the forced relocation of natives, or cattle...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-23-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 673
Posted By cooker
Or. the utopian flavour of it is perhaps equally...

Or. the utopian flavour of it is perhaps equally likely to work against it. If it fails due to a lack of adhesion to the planned social aspects, with disillusioned residents not wanting to live out...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 32,347
Posted By cooker
augustgarage (ca) _______________ 4923.4 (5714.6...

augustgarage (ca) _______________ 4923.4 (5714.6 total) [119/119]
Bizman (pa) _____________________ 4450 (4986 (total)
texmac (tx) _____________________ 4020 (4302 total)
dschue5...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-22-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 673
Posted By cooker
There have been lots of planned communities -...

There have been lots of planned communities - many of them very successful. I see no problem with architects and city planners and developers experimenting with urban form and creating a...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 673
Posted By cooker
Very interesting article. The guy has great...

Very interesting article. The guy has great engineering ideas for building sustainable communities and I hope a lot of them are adopted by society at large. The rigid social structure and governance...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-18-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 995
Posted By cooker
LOL. It is not in any way a basic human right any...

LOL. It is not in any way a basic human right any more than owning a television is a basic human right. Of course, car ownership is for the moment a societal norm and both privately and...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-17-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,087
Posted By cooker
Wow, you 160 km folk. I did a short test ride...

Wow, you 160 km folk. I did a short test ride yesterday of about 5 km after getting two bike ready for my commuting week.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-15-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By cooker
It's odd that it's so far inland in North...

It's odd that it's so far inland in North Carolina and Virginia. Although, the coastline is pretty irregular there, so I guess it would have to zig-zag around too many bays and swampy areas if it was...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-15-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By cooker
Thanks. I may have mentioned I have a forming...

Thanks. I may have mentioned I have a forming plan to do a combined sesquicentennial (Canada, Ontario) and 65 yrs (me, next year) fun project of two months of work and tour in northern Ontario next...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-15-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By cooker
It's a great idea. Ideally it should have a...

It's a great idea. Ideally it should have a northern spur up Highway 1 to hook up with the Quebec Route Verte, but on the map it ends at New Brunswick.

I hope it moves along more quickly and...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-15-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 67,228
Posted By cooker
No riding to work this week - just walking to the...

No riding to work this week - just walking to the bus stop. I had an annoying series of flats Sunday and Monday AM and no backup bike - loaned one out and the other needs parts. So it's been the bus...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-14-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,044
Posted By cooker
Road bikes and some hybrids usually have 700c...

Road bikes and some hybrids usually have 700c (approx 27") wheels with skinny tires, while mountain bike have 26" wheels with fat tires.

I believe a so-called 29" wheel combines the larger...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-14-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 12,737
Posted By cooker
wow, and thanks

wow, and thanks
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-14-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 12,737
Posted By cooker
Sorry, I didn't watch - can somebody summarize...

Sorry, I didn't watch - can somebody summarize what happened?
Forum: Living Car Free 07-12-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,061
Posted By cooker
It might be half the cost, or less, if several...

It might be half the cost, or less, if several riders going from close to point A, to close to point B, were picked up by the same vehicle, And perhaps a lot more convenient too, if you will have to...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-12-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,061
Posted By cooker
The source video in his post is Kalanic.

The source video in his post is Kalanic.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By cooker
I broke the bolt in the clamp part of the seat...

I broke the bolt in the clamp part of the seat post, that grasps the saddle rails and allows saddle adjustment. Since I had the saddle set way back and thus my weight was well behind the clamp, the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By cooker
Thanks. The original is alloy - I guess I didn't...

Thanks. The original is alloy - I guess I didn't realize that was an aluminum alloy. Thanks for the Kalloy suggestion.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By cooker
Replacing seat post in 1984 Trek 520

I was lucky I didn't lose valuable parts when the bolt clamping my saddle to my seat post broke, and the saddle fell out from under me. I'm pretty sure it broke because I had the seat all the way...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 568
Posted By cooker
If you lift your bike in the air, spin the rear...

If you lift your bike in the air, spin the rear wheel and then brake, do you feel it push in any direction? Personally I expect it to lift a bit, no matter where the brake is placed, as the forward...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By cooker
Lots of bikes wobble (shimmy) during high speed...

Lots of bikes wobble (shimmy) during high speed descent - it is unfortunately a normal phenomenon. If that is what you are experiencing, one way to dampen high speed wobble is to push your leg...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 568
Posted By cooker
I had to think about this a lot. The braking...

I had to think about this a lot. The braking force is transferred from the brakepad/disk interaction to the hub and from there through the spokes to the rim and tire and to the ground, then back...
Forum: Commuting 07-11-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 958
Views: 32,347
Posted By cooker
augustgarage (ca) _______________ 4923.4 (5714.6...

augustgarage (ca) _______________ 4923.4 (5714.6 total) [119/119]
bizman (pa) _____________________ 4302 (4838 total)
texmac (tx) _____________________ 4020 (4302 total)
dschue5...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-07-16, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 568
Posted By cooker
It's a different service. You're paying Uber to...

It's a different service. You're paying Uber to take you on one trip. You are renting the bike to go wherever you want.
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