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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-31-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 377,841
Posted By closetbiker
Ran into this...

Ran into this (http://www.bicycling.com/senseless/) today.

Apart from the sidebar neglecting relative risk as a reason to go lidless, and the first sentence assuming a simple fall is a "major...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-18-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 377,841
Posted By closetbiker
Actually, you can. No substantiated reduction in...

Actually, you can. No substantiated reduction in injury that can be accredited to helmet use is very similar to nothing in the certification standard that refers to what effectiveness the certified...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-18-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 377,841
Posted By closetbiker
Well, that would be in any store that sells...

Well, that would be in any store that sells bicycle helmets.

The director of Europes largest test facility for all helmets has written, The tests cycle helmets go through mean they could offer...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-18-13, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 377,841
Posted By closetbiker
I would include corporations and foundations who...

I would include corporations and foundations who would benefit from helmet sales in the Helmeteer group as many cyclists and non-cyclists are. There is no doubt that there are many sources that have...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-14-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 377,841
Posted By closetbiker
I've dropped this conversation for a while now...

I've dropped this conversation for a while now but I thought a few might like to know how that court challenge to BCs helmet law...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-17-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,899
Posted By closetbiker
Of course, but Aaron's is not only suggesting a...

Of course, but Aaron's is not only suggesting a servicing before the hub is used, Aaron's is suggesting a servicing every 6 months, even when those 6 months see little rain.

I find that...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-16-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,899
Posted By closetbiker
You bet, and considering Shimano provides a 2...

You bet, and considering Shimano provides a 2 year warranty on its components, it's not needed because if it's maladjusted at the factory, any damage would be covered.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-16-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,899
Posted By closetbiker
Just had an interesting email from Aarons. ...

Just had an interesting email from Aarons.

He said,

"the factory lube is not enough for rainy weather! ... We use better grease and oil than comes in the hubs and more of it... I recommend...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-14-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,899
Posted By closetbiker
After exchanging emails with a Toronto shop that...

After exchanging emails with a Toronto shop that said these hubs need very little service, I contacted Aaron's for a second opinion and he recommended oil changes twice a year.

At $75 - $100 per...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-14-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,899
Posted By closetbiker
I think this is one of the best responses I have...

I think this is one of the best responses I have heard regarding these hubs.

I built a wheel around a Nexus based on the belief that it would be an - almost - maintenance free gearing system but...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-07-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,160
Posted By closetbiker
I agree, and think it wouldn't be too hard to...

I agree, and think it wouldn't be too hard to come with stats that show (in Canada and the US) that while many cyclists drive on a regular basis, few motorists cycle on a regular basis.

Perhaps...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-07-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,160
Posted By closetbiker
I particularly liked when I drove...

I particularly liked



when I drove cab, I got into the habit of "bobbing" my head around while looking about.

I also looked for others who did - or did not - do the same
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-07-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,160
Posted By closetbiker
On being in a saccade...

http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/raf-pilot-teach-cyclists/
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-02-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,409
Posted By closetbiker
Again. You have to be joking.

Again. You have to be joking.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-02-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,409
Posted By closetbiker
You have to be joking. Plenty of people who can...

You have to be joking. Plenty of people who can afford vehicle use in Asia and Europe ride bicycles on a daily basis.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-02-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,409
Posted By closetbiker
The thread has more to do with the perception of...

The thread has more to do with the perception of bicycles portrayed by the (US) media, than realism.

That perception is non-existent in this show
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-02-12, 11:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,409
Posted By closetbiker
Not to me. Horses eat lots and crap even more....

Not to me. Horses eat lots and crap even more. They bite too. Bicycles are the most efficient transportation machines humans have ever developed.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-02-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,409
Posted By closetbiker
:thumb: I think bikes would be a hot...

:thumb:

I think bikes would be a hot commodity in such a world. You can cover so much more ground on them.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-02-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,409
Posted By closetbiker
Well, I hoped that people would discuss how out...

Well, I hoped that people would discuss how out of the loop the use of a bicycle is in the US public consciousness.

I think what and how the general population sees and thinks of cycling has...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-02-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,409
Posted By closetbiker
Would it be too much to restrict the discussion...

Would it be too much to restrict the discussion to bicycles and bicycle use? This is after all, a bicycle discussion forum.

(I'm guessing it is too much to ask)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-02-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,409
Posted By closetbiker
Yet in European and Asian countries people choose...

Yet in European and Asian countries people choose bicycles as transportation on a regular basis even with outdoor storage and the same rates of theft.

I say this show reveals the cultural...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-02-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,409
Posted By closetbiker
I'm sure actual figures differ. As an example,...

I'm sure actual figures differ. As an example, Vancouver's overall trip by bicycle rate is about 4.5% of traffic, yet in a couple of neighbourhoods of Vancouver it's 12% and a recent study done by...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-02-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,409
Posted By closetbiker
I have a feeling the absence of bikes in the show...

I have a feeling the absence of bikes in the show reflects an absence of bikes in the minds of the writers and producers.

Heck, in today's powered world, some places have a third of people getting...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-02-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,409
Posted By closetbiker
NBC - Revolution

Has anyone watched any episodes of NBC's post-apocalyptic science fiction television drama series, Revolution?

It's set abut 15 years in the future after an unknown phenomenon disabled all...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-25-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By closetbiker
As soon as there have been lights that blink or...

As soon as there have been lights that blink or flash, I've used them. I don't use other (steady) lights as I ride in the city with lots of lighting on the streets and I can where I can see where I'm...
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