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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-21-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,695
Posted By Feldman
BMX is perceived by youngsters as more exciting...

BMX is perceived by youngsters as more exciting than road riding--actually going places on a bike that can't be jumped off loading docks is perceived as boring.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-09-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 11,574
Posted By Feldman
You're very right--vehicle choice is very often...

You're very right--vehicle choice is very often an indicator of driver mindset and personality. Big SUV's and pickups are dominance devices and my observation both as a cyclist and a driver tells me...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-08-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 11,574
Posted By Feldman
Agreed; see, drunk drivers are like a...

Agreed; see, drunk drivers are like a top-of-the-foodchain predator with no natural enemies. They really, really need to be made to feel fear for their lives. Drunk driving shouldn't even go to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-07-16, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,204
Posted By Feldman
My favorite execution of this is what Motobecane...

My favorite execution of this is what Motobecane used to do on their better mixtes--rear brake cable ran down the "top" tube with the brake mounting on the middle stays; no muss, no fuss, no curved...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-06-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By Feldman
How about just buying a helmet at an authorized...

How about just buying a helmet at an authorized Bell Sports/Giro dealer, whether walk in or mail order? Look, considering what they can save you, every bike helmet on the market is just dirt...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-18-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,660
Posted By Feldman
Cannondale's touring frames have a good rep for...

Cannondale's touring frames have a good rep for handling loads well--and handling us Clydes' weight well, too.
As for the gearing, bike companies get kind of chicken**** about spec'ing appropriate...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-12-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 13,012
Posted By Feldman
To me, nothing says "70's" like either one of...

To me, nothing says "70's" like either one of those old corny green "Ecology" flags, or a bike with a black anodized first generation Dura Ace component group.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-10-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,951
Posted By Feldman
The only appropriate punishment for this involves...

The only appropriate punishment for this involves a pair of scissors--preferably dull and rusty.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-04-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,064
Posted By Feldman
Hey--it's a Waterford product. That means it's...

Hey--it's a Waterford product. That means it's the only bike still produced by an actual member of the Schwinn family.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-04-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,996
Posted By Feldman
Around here (Portland, OR metro area) there is no...

Around here (Portland, OR metro area) there is no road cycling situation that can be remotely as scary as driving a car on the local freeways. I don't think the ignorance of speed limit signs is...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-24-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,723
Posted By Feldman
I've never seen a broken axle on a...

I've never seen a broken axle on a cassette/freehub rear wheel. I have seen more than I can count on threaded rear hubs using threaded freewheels. The only threaded rear hubs I have not seen break...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-23-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,723
Posted By Feldman
I'll second that recommendation. The...

I'll second that recommendation. The cassette/freehub system is a tremendous increase in axle strength over a threaded hub/freewheel combo because the right hand bearing is helping support more of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-23-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,063
Posted By Feldman
My Grail is Alex Singer. My first few years in...

My Grail is Alex Singer. My first few years in cycling there were a number of Singer owners in the touring club I rode with; they did then (late 1960's) and to my eyes make everything else look like...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-23-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,063
Posted By Feldman
Cool! When I went to Schwinn mechanics' school...

Cool! When I went to Schwinn mechanics' school in the 70's, the instructor's name for other bikes was "Brand X."
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-23-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,064
Posted By Feldman
Again, look those up on manufacturers' websites...

Again, look those up on manufacturers' websites and look at tire clearance. It is tremendously important unless you're a 135 lb. pro cyclist or have spent the last twenty years on the Karen...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-23-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,064
Posted By Feldman
Another thing--REI's Novara line of bikes always...

Another thing--REI's Novara line of bikes always includes at least one good touring bike and one 28c+ compatible road bike. Their bikes are excellent. There was one from 2012-2014 called a Verita...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-17-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,064
Posted By Feldman
I would suggest several things based on 1....

I would suggest several things based on 1. Weighing 220 lbs myself and 2. being a working bike mechanic for 35+ years. First--Tire cross-section is king, should be your first concern. You want room...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-10-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,110
Posted By Feldman
When will we get our heads out of our butts and...

When will we get our heads out of our butts and the sand and realize that DRUNK DRIVERS ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS, GOD...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-18-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,904
Posted By Feldman
Could be a good pick, Fuji is a tremendous amount...

Could be a good pick, Fuji is a tremendous amount of bike for the money.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-18-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,651
Posted By Feldman
First connection I saw was in early 70's, riding...

First connection I saw was in early 70's, riding in a road race with Gary Fisher. He had some decal-free orange bike with the sticker from American Beauty on it.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-18-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,904
Posted By Feldman
I'd ignore both while shopping--and shop with fit...

I'd ignore both while shopping--and shop with fit as your first priority. Look at other frame materials, too--a steel bike is NOT a heavy, obsolete boat anchor. If shopping carbon, stick with a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-21-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,657
Posted By Feldman
That's a good idea. I have done it twice with...

That's a good idea. I have done it twice with road hazards in our county--they've been fixed both times within a month of painting.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-11-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,476
Posted By Feldman
Set up some Mafacs with modern cables and pads,...

Set up some Mafacs with modern cables and pads, even current aero brake levers. You will be impressed if you do the job competently. Want to go off the deep end with them? Compass Cycles is...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-10-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,335
Posted By Feldman
So, please tell me why police should not be...

So, please tell me why police should not be required to sieze and destroy any cell phone in use by a driver and what on earth is the difference between crunching a cell phone and pouring out an open...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-10-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,534
Posted By Feldman
There's a nice Sugoi jacket available; the fabric...

There's a nice Sugoi jacket available; the fabric is printed with little reflective dots all over the garment.
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