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    Clocks tell time. If you're using a clock to...

    Clocks tell time. If you're using a clock to measure physical effort, you're using the wrong device.

    My cyclometer also has a heart rate monitor. That tells me how hard I was working--both...
  2. "Books by Bike" bicycle bookmobile work-in-progress pic

    Continuing from this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1003326-bicycle-bookmobile-progress-report.html

    Our trailer has gone from prototype to built, primed, and ready to paint. Oh, and...
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    IMHO, lumens don't mean nearly as much as focus...

    IMHO, lumens don't mean nearly as much as focus does.

    Most headlights sold are essentially showerheads for light. I really don't care if it lights up tree limbs overhead, passing shrubbery (or...
  4. Thread: Late bloomers

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    Somehow I've missed this thread for over ten...

    Somehow I've missed this thread for over ten days.

    I gave up cycling at age 14. My dad is a big, powerful guy, and I am the antithesis. He always bought me bikes like the ones he liked as a...
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    Yes it is, and no I can't. But the trick for...

    Yes it is, and no I can't.

    But the trick for me is using the bars scale, not the PSI scale. Between the character size, font, and goofy graphics, the PSI scale is useless. The bar scale though...
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    It's B or Bruce, by the way, or tsl, but never T....

    It's B or Bruce, by the way, or tsl, but never T.

    They're not identical, merely similarly equipped. Over the years I've figured out what I like and what works for me. So I use the same stuff on...
  7. I live and work in the city. Unless you knock...

    I live and work in the city. Unless you knock down half the buildings downtown, there isn't room to put in bike lanes, so lane sharing is unavoidable.

    Yes, it's scary at first. After a while I...
  8. You can use only a partial bike--a unicycle.

    You can use only a partial bike--a unicycle.
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    I thought the comment about independent authors...

    I thought the comment about independent authors vs traditional publishing houses was poignant.

    One thing we do as a library and as a library system, is help local authors get published. Our...
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    Dang. You took mine. The best thing about...

    Dang. You took mine.

    The best thing about being an over 50 commuter (58 here) is that I don't let the fashion police dictate what my bikes should look like. Full fenders are decidedly frumpy...
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    No idea. If you want, I could ask a...

    No idea.

    If you want, I could ask a librarian... ;)

    I found this through gurgle:...
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    Flats happen. I carry a spare tube, tire...

    Flats happen.

    I carry a spare tube, tire levers and a RoadMorph pump. And I build 15 minutes into my schedule in case I have to use them. Thus, in nine years of daily bike commuting, I've never...
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    The books themselves.

    The books themselves.
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    I don't yet know how things are going to work...

    I don't yet know how things are going to work day-to-day. Those sorts of decisions are above my pay grade. Bear in mind that my civil service job title is Part-Time Clerk/Typist. I'm not a...
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    No. One of our mayors in the 90s put the kibosh...

    No. One of our mayors in the 90s put the kibosh to that.

    Central library still maintains an Extension/Outreach department that services shut-ins and institutions. The ten city neighborhood...
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    Make sure you're complaining to the correct...

    Make sure you're complaining to the correct municipality.

    Around here, the city does streetlights, but not traffic lights. Traffic lights in an olive green housing are maintained by the county....
  17. Thread: Fender Clearance

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    A quarter-inch sounds a little tight. ...

    A quarter-inch sounds a little tight.

    Something made especially for mounting full fenders full-time in that situation are Reacharound Fender Brackets. I use them on the back of one of my bikes,...
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    I can trip them with both of my aluminum bikes...

    I can trip them with both of my aluminum bikes and my titanium one.

    If I can't, I report it to the county and they fix it.

    Remember that the detectors don't detect magnetism, and they don't...
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    Bicycle Bookmobile progress report

    As you may recall, I helped in the grant process last fall, and we were ultimately awarded a grant to add a bicycle bookmobile to our outreach program.

    We bought a Bikes At Work cargo trailer, the...
  20. Of course you all realize that the OP has a...

    Of course you all realize that the OP has a dynamo light, right?

    And you know that dynamos only reach full brightness over 6.2 MPH, then dim considerably when stopped?

    So your "this is how...
  21. I have two. I'm most comfortable with them...

    I have two. I'm most comfortable with them lighting up the ground in front of me out for a distance of 3-5 seconds at my typical cruising speed.

    I can't tell you what that is in feet, and I...
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    Thanks RubeRad. I had missed this thread...

    Thanks RubeRad. I had missed this thread somehow.

    ScotchMan,

    First, you're welcome to PM me, or even drop by work, Arnett Branch Library on Arnett Blvd between Genesee St and Thurston Rd,...
  23. Thread: Commuter wheels

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    There's no need to buy a pair at the same time if...

    There's no need to buy a pair at the same time if budget is a concern.

    I've learned that compromising quality to save money on commuter wheels is false economy. So rather than looking at budget...
  24. Thread: back rack help

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    Of course it matters what size they are. If they...

    Of course it matters what size they are. If they don't fit, what good are they?

    Just measure the tubing on the bike in the location where you'll mount the P-clip. A ruler is fine. You don't...
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    This has always been my gripe with compacts,...

    This has always been my gripe with compacts, given my power band and terrain. (YMMV)

    I live in the city, and I work in the city. Hell, I even work for the city.

    What makes my legs happy...
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