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    The math works out OK even with the current...

    The math works out OK even with the current (unlikely) $100 fine.

    Ten 'blown" stop signs per day = 70 per week = 3,500 per year = 35,000 per ten years.

    $200 in tickets per ten years means...
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    Please do...

    Please do...
  3. Brakes are machines that convert kinetic energy...

    Brakes are machines that convert kinetic energy to thermal energy and thus slow you down. When the wheel stops turning the machine stops working and the brakes have failed. Some brakes produce more...
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    I vote for alive so I can enjoy being right. ...

    I vote for alive so I can enjoy being right.

    Are you suggesting that all cyclists behave the same way now and legalizing existing behaviour will change this?
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    I have no idea what you're talking about. I don't...

    I have no idea what you're talking about. I don't cut anyone off intentionally and suggest you don't either.
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    It happens in practice everywhere: very few...

    It happens in practice everywhere: very few cyclists stop at stop signs as it is an unreasonable expectation. The issue is whether the law can be made to reflect reality. And I don't think this is an...
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    It seems pretty simple. Filter up on the right...

    It seems pretty simple. Filter up on the right and go when it's safe, without cutting off right-turning vehicles which were there first unless there are pedestrians in the crosswalk preventing cars...
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    We aren't ruled by insurance companies. Why...

    We aren't ruled by insurance companies.

    Why are you opposed to something which the evidence shows is safer for cyclists?
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    And that is their problem -- part of being an...

    And that is their problem -- part of being an adult. Traffic laws are reasonable when they regulate behaviour that is harmful to others; bike riders who get themselves hit are mostly harmful to...
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    To allow cyclists to use their own judgment at...

    To allow cyclists to use their own judgment at intersections while having full responsibility for their actions. Yes.
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    And that's why the law needs to be changed.

    And that's why the law needs to be changed.
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    Lobbying for Idaho stop law in Ontario

    It's safer for cyclists to roll through stop signs: Cycle Toronto | CTV Toronto News
  13. Salsa Vaya!

    Salsa Vaya!
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    It seems clearly unclear if he was using...

    It seems clearly unclear if he was using 'toe-clips' or 'clipless' since most people would describe 'clipless' as 'clips' and we all say we are 'clipped in' when using clipless pedals.

    It seems...
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    Can't unclip -- cyclist almost drowns

    Cyclist rescued after falling into Rideau Canal, sinking with bike - Ottawa - CBC News
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    South Africa's unique cycling hazards

    South African cyclist injured after riding into dead buffalo - Home | As It Happens | CBC Radio
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    That makes mine the second nastiest flat ever.

    That makes mine the second nastiest flat ever.
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    $60

    $60
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    Nastiest flat ever & sidewall repair

    I was riding along minding my own business when my rear Kojack picked up a 3" drywall screw. It penetrated right at the bottom and exited through the sidewall about 1/8" from the rim.

    Ironically,...
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    I was planning first to drive the star nut...

    I was planning first to drive the star nut (expander plug?) down by a distance equal to the length I'm cutting off and then use a couple of hose clamps as guides. Why would the star nut ever end up...
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    Probably what I'll do. An amusing comment when...

    Probably what I'll do. An amusing comment when juxtaposed with your avatar.
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    I needed some reassurance as it's a one-way...

    I needed some reassurance as it's a one-way street and I've never done it before, that's why... I still need to get a cutting guide but am sure I will need it again someday. Or not.

    Thanks all...
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    The Vaya is designed for drop bars and a normal,...

    The Vaya is designed for drop bars and a normal, bent-over riding position. This is my configuration. A 0 degree stem would end up in about the same place as it is now if all the spacers were below...
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    As Craig Morrow at Bicycle Heaven -- Welcome to...

    As Craig Morrow at Bicycle Heaven -- Welcome to Bicycle Heaven. He's an authority on such things.
  25. [QUOTE=Slash5;17790227]I usually go over cogs,...

    [QUOTE=Slash5;17790227]I usually go over cogs, jockey wheels and chainrings with a screwdriver...QUOTE]

    Or a butterknife. It seems obvious.
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