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  1. I agree that I haven't ever had an issue with...

    I agree that I haven't ever had an issue with police about this either. But in general if a motor vehicle is pulling a trailer then the trailer should have its own license plate which would be...
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    Quite a few of my friends have gotten tickets for...

    Quite a few of my friends have gotten tickets for not fully stopping at a Stop sign and I escaped one only because they had pulled over a number of cyclists and ended up forgetting about me while...
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    Agreed, but when the cyclists' actions are safe...

    Agreed, but when the cyclists' actions are safe but technically in violation of the official vehicle codes it gives those tantrums about bike scofflaws a legitimacy that they would no longer have if...
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    It really doesn't matter how big the metropolitan...

    It really doesn't matter how big the metropolitan area population is since traffic safety only depends on the other traffic in your immediate vicinity. Busy intersections in Boise look and operate...
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    I'd be inclined to do the loop in the opposite...

    I'd be inclined to do the loop in the opposite direction. Prevailing winds out of the NW would be less of an issue along the hillier inland section than along the open coast. You also get much...
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    The current Idaho laws in question address both...

    The current Idaho laws in question address both Stop signs and traffic lights. Cyclists are allowed to treat Stop signs as if they were Yield signs; i.e. check for the presence of cross traffic and...
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    A given rim will fit a wide range of tire widths....

    A given rim will fit a wide range of tire widths. I currently have 38mm tires on my Sequoia, but I've also run tires as narrow as 20mm on the same rims. Just get the 25mm tires and go ride.
  8. My Pocket Rocket was my primary bike for quite a...

    My Pocket Rocket was my primary bike for quite a few years after I bought it in '94. I used it for my daily commute, for fast club rides, and for fully loaded touring rides. Handling was never an...
  9. Instead of all that I'd just ride down to where...

    Instead of all that I'd just ride down to where the car is, pop off the wheels on the bike and put it in the trunk, then ride up in the elevator. My 60cm bike fits easily this way into the trunk of...
  10. Thread: Wd-40

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    WD-40 certainly qualifies as a real lubricant,...

    WD-40 certainly qualifies as a real lubricant, but it's a very light one and must therefore be reapplied fairly often. Apply it sparingly and relubricate frequently. I prefer ones that are a little...
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    Either one would be overkill. Typical ground...

    Either one would be overkill. Typical ground speed of a tornado is about 30 mph although speeds have been observed from 0 - 70 mph. Note that this is separate from the swirling wind speeds inside...
  12. This seems unfair to this request for votes from...

    This seems unfair to this request for votes from the transportational bicycling community. Votes can be cast by anyone, regardless of location, so the appeal for votes should also be made to the...
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    Looks like a reasonable choice and similar in...

    Looks like a reasonable choice and similar in design to my older Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight. Only concerns I'd have would be that it's a little on the heavy side for use as a solo tent and...
  14. I certainly can't tell based on a Google...

    I certainly can't tell based on a Google Streetview image whether I would or wouldn't use a particular shoulder. The image doesn't tell me about the relative surface quality of the two options,...
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    I think most small, lightweight tents are made...

    I think most small, lightweight tents are made with backpacking in mind since that market is larger than bicycle camping. A typical backpack can hold poles that are up to about 24" in length and...
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    Yes. Unfortunately one of my first experiments...

    Yes. Unfortunately one of my first experiments with alcohol back in high school involved the 100% (absolute) variety before I learned that the drying process can leave trace amounts of benzene and...
  17. AFAIK, that's the situation in most of North...

    AFAIK, that's the situation in most of North America - the law generally requires a red reflector and/or a red light with most allowing the light to be either steady or flashing while some specify...
  18. You are correct that the 700a rims are a larger...

    You are correct that the 700a rims are a larger diameter than the others with a BSD of 642mm, but only the 700c rims have a BSD of 622mm. 700b are 635mm and 700d are 587mm. And 27" rims fall in...
  19. That map looks like it would be very discouraging...

    That map looks like it would be very discouraging to any potential transportational rider since to get just about anywhere other than a few river/park recreational trails would involve lots of...
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    I wonder if there have been any similar incidents...

    I wonder if there have been any similar incidents with this cycle path:
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/wcc/facility-of-the-month/slechtstefietspad.jpg

    Leave it to the Dutch to come up with...
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    Agree with Cyclebum - just strap them on the top...

    Agree with Cyclebum - just strap them on the top of the rear rack and have them stick out the back. No problem if the poles get wet so I wouldn't bother trying to put them (partly) into a pannier.
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    True, especially when most states include a...

    True, especially when most states include a number of exceptions to the 'FRAP' specification. In California these exceptions include:
    1) if the cyclist is moving at the normal speed of traffic (in...
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    What's the "normal lifespan?" I'd expect...

    What's the "normal lifespan?" I'd expect everything to fail at some point. But my aluminum bike currently has about 140000 miles on it which is longer than I've had a steel bike last.
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    Not surprising since they were trying to simulate...

    Not surprising since they were trying to simulate the smoothness of a rail system with no intersections by a fleet of self-driving cars in a city environment with numerous intersections, driveways,...
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    Agreed. My bikes have cranks of 175, 170, and...

    Agreed. My bikes have cranks of 175, 170, and 165mm and I hardly notice any change at all switching between the 175mm and 170mm. The 165s feel a little different, but not dramatically so. I'd...
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