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Forum: Electric Bikes 02-19-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By prathmann
It's about the same toll as having a 9/11 type of...

It's about the same toll as having a 9/11 type of event every month. Seems like it should warrant a pretty big response if we can develop the technology to greatly reduce it.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-18-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By prathmann
Generally not a problem since most of the places...

Generally not a problem since most of the places where we're likely to stop are not high theft areas - trailheads, scenic spots, rural cafes, etc. But we did once have a theft attempt on a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-16-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,158
Posted By prathmann
The statute reads: "SECTION 16-17-530. Public...

The statute reads:
"SECTION 16-17-530. Public disorderly conduct.

Any person who shall (a) be found on any highway or at any public place or public gathering in a grossly intoxicated condition...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-16-17, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,158
Posted By prathmann
It would still be against the law under South...

It would still be against the law under South Carolina's public intoxication statute. Similarly, California's vehicle code contains a section on BUI (bicycling under the influence) with...
Forum: Commuting 02-16-17, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By prathmann
LA had a raised bicycle tollway to Pasadena back...

LA had a raised bicycle tollway to Pasadena back in 1900. Too bad it's not around anymore.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Cycleway
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-15-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By prathmann
I've had a Bike Friday PR without any suspension...

I've had a Bike Friday PR without any suspension since '94. I've also ridden several folders that do have suspension (Moulton, Brompton, BF AirGlide, and Birdy) and haven't really liked the ride on...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-11-17, 08:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,103
Posted By prathmann
I've hardly ever had a flat occur right next to a...

I've hardly ever had a flat occur right next to a bike shop, so the selection in such a shop won't have any effect on my needing to 'plan flats in advance'. With either size tire I carry a couple...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-11-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,103
Posted By prathmann
Happy to see some more bikes with the 451mm tire...

Happy to see some more bikes with the 451mm tire size since that might make tire availability better for my BF Pocket Rocket. But the cited article is misleading in labeling them as 22" and the...
Forum: Foo 02-10-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By prathmann
Yes, it's what types of protein on the red blood...

Yes, it's what types of protein on the red blood cells your body will react to and treat as a foreign substance. If you have AB+ blood (i.e. with both A and B type proteins on your red blood cells)...
Forum: Touring 02-07-17, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,138
Posted By prathmann
Agreed. Most of my gravel road touring has been...

Agreed. Most of my gravel road touring has been on 23mm tires mainly since the bike I use most doesn't accept anything wider. Worked fine and no problems with the tires (did need to make sure the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-05-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By prathmann
Very unlikely to cause any problems so if you...

Very unlikely to cause any problems so if you plan to ride the bike rather than sell it to someone else I'd go for it. Probably a good bargaining chip to use to argue for an even lower price.
Forum: Touring 02-04-17, 09:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,881
Posted By prathmann
I used the Camper Long Flap on my daily commute...

I used the Camper Long Flap on my daily commute bike to carry clothes, books/papers, etc. Worked fine without any support since I had lots of room between the saddle and rear tire on that bike (20"...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-03-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By prathmann
^ Yes. I also make sure none of my bikes have...

^ Yes. I also make sure none of my bikes have any protrusions on the dropouts that require the QR to be unscrewed before removing the wheel. That way the QR only needs to be adjusted to the proper...
Forum: Touring 02-02-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 997
Posted By prathmann
I just find it more convenient to take the...

I just find it more convenient to take the panniers in rather than trying to figure out in advance exactly which items I might want to have inside the tent. Only takes a few seconds to remove the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-01-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 863
Posted By prathmann
From the definition of Electric Bicycle given...

From the definition of Electric Bicycle given earlier:
"(24) "Electric bicycle" means a bicycle that:
(A) is designed to be propelled by an electric motor, exclusively or in combination with the...
Forum: Touring 02-01-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Posted By prathmann
This can be done with quite a few...

This can be done with quite a few non-freestanding tents as well. I can certainly do it with my Eureka Spitfire-1 and it doesn't even need the footprint - a piece of string of the proper length will...
Forum: Touring 02-01-17, 06:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 997
Posted By prathmann
Big Agnes tents are certainly good quality...

Big Agnes tents are certainly good quality although a friend had problems with the zippers on his after a number of trips. I have really liked the features of my Eureka Spitfire-1 for both cycling...
Forum: Electric Bikes 01-30-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By prathmann
That wouldn't be a problem if you can have...

That wouldn't be a problem if you can have someone hand you a replacement water bottle periodically with a fully charged battery inside in exchange for a little less water. Tiny contacts on the...
Forum: Touring 01-29-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Posted By prathmann
Personally I feel that the freestanding feature...

Personally I feel that the freestanding feature is overrated and usually prefer to take one of my non-freestanding tents due to their generally lighter weight for a given amount of space. But unless...
Forum: Touring 01-29-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By prathmann
We rode from Jasper - Lake Louise - Banff -...

We rode from Jasper - Lake Louise - Banff - Waterton - Glacier - Missoula in the summer of '15 following the Adventure Cycling route. Our GPS tracks each day and some pictures can be seen at:...
Forum: Touring 01-28-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,726
Posted By prathmann
Looks like that group consists almost entirely of...

Looks like that group consists almost entirely of members of the Valley Spokesmen club from the SF East Bay with which I usually ride. We do have a significant contingent that goes up to Cycle...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-27-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 399
Posted By prathmann
If it's a 58cm frame I'd second dsbrantjr's...

If it's a 58cm frame I'd second dsbrantjr's offer. Looks like a smooth dent rather than a sharp crease and looks much less severe than the dent Cannondale put into my chainstay to improve crank...
Forum: Recreational & Family 01-26-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By prathmann
We used both a trailer and a rear child seat at...

We used both a trailer and a rear child seat at different times. I definitely preferred the child seat and it was used far more frequently. You're much closer to the child and can communicate...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-25-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,124
Posted By prathmann
It's been working fine for the last few hundred...

It's been working fine for the last few hundred thousand miles and I expect it to continue to work well for the next few.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-25-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,124
Posted By prathmann
Not true. The law in California regarding...

Not true. The law in California regarding Sharrows is the same as in Wisconsin. Sharrows are placed on lanes such as the one shown in the video which are too narrow for a car and a bicycle to...
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