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    I find most blinkies exceptionally irritating....

    I find most blinkies exceptionally irritating. The brighter and faster the more irritating they are. Worse are the times when an extra bright blinkie nearly blinds me when I'm driving my 5000 lb...
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    I ride a Workcycles Oma so it comes with good...

    I ride a Workcycles Oma so it comes with good fenders, good grips, and Schwalbe Marathon tires which are all critical in the rain.

    I wear normal sunglasses most days and do have a pair that are...
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    A few thoughts. - What city do you live in...

    A few thoughts.

    - What city do you live in and what city is your Uni? Good transportation (vs recreational) bike shop nearby?

    - I would avoid Electra. Firstly, their 'flat foot' geometry...
  4. Thread: Motivate

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    Good list. Confession. I am not a...

    Good list.

    Confession. I am not a ultra-bike-commuter like some. I ride when I want, drive when I want, and don't feel guilty about either choice. I'll almost always ride 1 mile each direction...
  5. I have a frame mounted front rack (Azor/Steco...

    I have a frame mounted front rack (Azor/Steco Pickup frame mounting front rack) that is removable and works great. I also have a couple of crates that snap on to my front rack and/or rear rack. I...
  6. Thread: Motivate

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    That's no fun (the road you're riding on, not...

    That's no fun (the road you're riding on, not NASCAR (I'm a bit of a NASCAR fan)). If you can't find a different route then do what you can to get the road changed. It may take a while but will be...
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    Fashionable? These bikes haven't changed much for...

    Fashionable? These bikes haven't changed much for decades and have remained the predominant transportation bicycle for decades.

    No magic is needed. The average person who is not trying to put 3...
  8. There are people like this driving on our roads

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    Cy Vance: Repeat Hit-and-Run Killer Shouldn't Drive Again; Judge: Disagree | Streetsblog New York City

    And some people think it's safe to ride bicycles on the same roads as Jack.
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    Great bike.

    Great bike.
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    Even then would you have had Dutch geometry?...

    Even then would you have had Dutch geometry? Heavy-duty rims, spokes, rack, etc.? Stainless nuts & bolts? nearly indestructible paint?

    BTW, what mods did you make to your Pigeon?
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    The biggest factor has been the exchange rate...

    The biggest factor has been the exchange rate though this has changed dramatically in the past few months.

    Second is that the better Dutch bikes like Azor and Workcycles are generally much higher...
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    Typically between $100 and $200. More: City Bikes...

    Typically between $100 and $200. More: City Bikes | LocalMile

    Avoid Flying Pigeon unless you want it as a novelty item. The parts are non-standard, somewhat low quality and new bikes are often...
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    Glad assembly went well. Which did you get?

    Glad assembly went well. Which did you get?
  14. Yes, the overall number of serious injuries (and...

    Yes, the overall number of serious injuries (and deaths) would go up. The rate of head injuries (head injuries as a percent of all serious injuries) would likely not change though. It hovers around...
  15. Curios why?

    Curios why?
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    Congrats on the ride. Hope the way home was as...

    Congrats on the ride. Hope the way home was as easy as you expected. I heartily agree with you about how much stuff we don't need. All I usually carry with me on my bike is a small computer bag (11"...
  17. Both data methods have a lot of problems. ACS...

    Both data methods have a lot of problems. ACS asks people only what mode they used most often traveling to work. Someone who rides 2 days per week but drives 3 should honestly answer drive so ACS...
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    All of our bikes except my Scott Addict road bike...

    All of our bikes except my Scott Addict road bike have fenders. So about 9:1 in favor. Can't imagine riding without.
  19. There is nothing Dutch about these. Start with...

    There is nothing Dutch about these. Start with the external gears, exposed chain and rim brakes. The lack a girlfriend rack, rear wheel lock, dyno lites, rear bumper, and steering stabilizer.

    The...
  20. Let's be careful. It takes decades of studying,...

    Let's be careful. It takes decades of studying, practice, and hard work to achieve curmudgeoness. Only the strong make it.
  21. Yeah, it's not usually intentional stuff but...

    Yeah, it's not usually intentional stuff but wheel balancing weights, rocks, bits of glass, sand, pop cans, rusty screws, and a long list of other things that puncture or put little cuts in tires,...
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    Americans love to complicate things. Life is much...

    Americans love to complicate things. Life is much better since we began riding upright Dutch bikes and ditched all of the complications you mentioned.

    For the fear mongering set, perhaps riding in...
  23. Yep, posts help. Unfortunately they don't prevent...

    Yep, posts help. Unfortunately they don't prevent road debris from getting tossed in to the bikeway so it tends to become flat producing and treacherous. Are the armadillos helping to prevent that?
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    Seems more gimmick than practical to me. I'd much...

    Seems more gimmick than practical to me. I'd much prefer to have a good rear-view camera. Than again, almost all of my riding is on side paths now where I don't need anything like these.
  25. Thank you. The articles I'd read stated that they...

    Thank you. The articles I'd read stated that they were installing lights for bicycle riders rather than signs.

    Paris to let cyclists skip red lights - BBC News
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