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    I've been at my present job for 5 years now,...

    I've been at my present job for 5 years now, everybody knows I only have bicycles and motorcycles, yet some still ask me if I rode in when the weather is bad.........So I tell them.....
    "no, its too...
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    I commute in a very hilly environment on an old...

    I commute in a very hilly environment on an old English 3 speed converted to an 8 speed IGH.
    IMO gearing is 90 % of the issue, weight isn't that big a deal, loaded down with everything I carry, an...
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    I ran a front flasher for a while and came to the...

    I ran a front flasher for a while and came to the same conclusions, but eventually gave up on it entirely, I find it easier to wiggle the bars or weave a little to attract attention than it is to...
  4. I plan on replacing the rim brakes on my Robin...

    I plan on replacing the rim brakes on my Robin Hood with a Shimano roller brake on the rear and a SA dyno/drum on the front, and the rim brakes on my Ross Porteur with Shimano roller brakes front and...
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    Yes....and no......it sort of depends. I agree...

    Yes....and no......it sort of depends.

    I agree lighting is more visible in most conditions other than full sunlight, but lights are also directional single point sources that are far more likely...
  6. Poll: That's an excellent analogy that soundly...

    That's an excellent analogy that soundly addresses most anti infrastructure rhetoric.
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    I think you need to reread my previous post, I...

    I think you need to reread my previous post, I was simply pointing out that would most likely be the outcome of your suggestions and why they're unrealistic.

    On the planet I'm living on, social...
  8. Lots of significant grades in my area, and I've...

    Lots of significant grades in my area, and I've found fade isn't an issue if I use both brakes.
  9. Roller/drum brakes cost less, require less...

    Roller/drum brakes cost less, require less maintenance, and last longer. Discs ultimately provide more braking power and are less subject heat issues.

    It's more about matching which best matches...
  10. Poll: Mostly 40-50mph arterials. Because the natural...

    Mostly 40-50mph arterials.
    Because the natural and man made geography in my area forces a a north-south orientation, and my commute being east-west, I don't really have any other practical choice...
  11. I find it annoying that virtually all tail lights...

    I find it annoying that virtually all tail lights are either excessivly bright at night if they are effective in full daylight, or safely effective at night but too dim in full daylight.
    A dual...
  12. I almost never encounter other transport cyclists...

    I almost never encounter other transport cyclists going my direction when commuting. Most are last chance sidewalk pedestrian riders meandering around at random, or high end roadies flying by as they...
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    Urban areas may "subsidize" suburbanite ...

    Urban areas may "subsidize" suburbanite transportation in regards to road spending, but its the suburbanites and urban businesses that subsidize urbanites in general. Its a symbiotic relationship,...
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    Urban areas are where most capital is generated,...

    Urban areas are where most capital is generated, that's a given, but isn't the question about transportation, not money?

    The primarily objections to personal motor vehicles are the pollution,...
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    That seems backwards, rewarding locals who have...

    That seems backwards, rewarding locals who have options but don't use them, and penalizing those who don't have options because they're not locals.

    There must be something more sensible than that.
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    It might be presumptuous, but the type of mount...

    It might be presumptuous, but the type of mount included with a light may be an indication of the optimal position engineered into that particular light.



    I moved my B&M CYO light that was...
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    That's it right there in a nutshell, Its not...

    That's it right there in a nutshell,

    Its not my "idea" or that of anybody participating in this thread. It's the collective knowledge of engineers designing vehicle lighting that your personal...
  18. Thread: Rain Pants

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    Because many have found that pants have no...

    Because many have found that pants have no disadvantages for their style of riding and needs, but tights do.
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    Has anybody accused you of anything? Why so...

    Has anybody accused you of anything? Why so defensive?

    Shining a light on the bike shops wall while shopping for them, and observations in the real world show there are many very poorly...
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    Its discouraging how some let their ideologies...

    Its discouraging how some let their ideologies blind them to everyday issues, and forget reason.
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    My Searchlight carbide lamp is about as bright as...

    My Searchlight carbide lamp is about as bright as the typical department store dyno light set from the 60s or 70s.

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    The side markers work very well, but reflector and...
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    I also have the Cyo premium and find it excellent...

    I also have the Cyo premium and find it excellent for in town, and out in the sticks with no ambient light. The Sanyo hub was a major disappointment, it dragged excessively in the cold, finally...
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    Early vehicle lighting was so weak that being...

    Early vehicle lighting was so weak that being close to the ground was the only effective way to illuminate it.
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    It is, but the law is threatening to those who...

    It is, but the law is threatening to those who are the selfish, disruptive, or non productive, and ironically they are the reason the law exists in the first place.

    The pattern is obvious to most...
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    Looks like someone is off their medications.

    Looks like someone is off their medications.
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