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  1. Thread: Bomber Jacket

    by FBinNY
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    My first consideration, truly before all others...

    My first consideration, truly before all others is care and/or cleaning. If I can't get good results tossing it in the washer, I rule it out as bicycle clothing. There are no exceptions to that...
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    Simple solution is to cut a small piece of...

    Simple solution is to cut a small piece of chamois or terry, and tuck it into your shorts to bridge the critical area.
  3. It's not possible to generalize about whether to...

    It's not possible to generalize about whether to replace parts or not. Obviously physical conditions, such as rusty pawl springs which appear ready to snap, or badly chopped pawls would call for...
  4. Brake lever cable anchors are almost universally...

    Brake lever cable anchors are almost universally on a swivel, so the cable doesn't bend as the lever moves through it's arc. I suspect that either you have the cable fitted or routed improperly, or...
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    Is there a co-op or "recycle-a-bike" or similar...

    Is there a co-op or "recycle-a-bike" or similar organization in town? If so, consider donating it as is. Or if there's a church or other program that helps the needy, consider putting some TLC and...
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    How to ride to school comfortably in 3 easy...

    How to ride to school comfortably in 3 easy steps.

    1- stop thinking/talking/posting about it.
    2- get on the bike and ride. It's only 7km on flat land so not much is involved.
    3- based on that...
  7. Thread: Italy

    by FBinNY
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    There's too much ground to cover even for a...

    There's too much ground to cover even for a strong cyclist willing to do nothing but ride all day.

    So approach it as you would any other tour and decide where you want to go and what you want to...
  8. Yes, though it may be hard to find. It looks...

    Yes, though it may be hard to find. It looks similar to this one, though the width of the prongs may be narrower.

    Search "single speed freewheel remover" and you might find one, or look through...
  9. I think we're on the same page, or very close to...

    I think we're on the same page, or very close to that. It doesn't matter to me, and IMO shouldn't matter to anybody, including someone who claims to be a friend.

    IMO - people these days tend to...
  10. Not to be offensive, but seriously, does she (or...

    Not to be offensive, but seriously, does she (or anybody else) need to state a reason for not bicycling 1.7 miles to work?

    I know we're all cyclists by choice. I expect my friends and associates...
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    I'm not convinced that motorists as a class are...

    I'm not convinced that motorists as a class are any more complacent than cyclists as a class. Familiarity breeds contempt, or at least complacency. People who spend any significant amount of time...
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    It's not the end, but is certainly the beginning...

    It's not the end, but is certainly the beginning of the end. However there's no way of knowing how much more time it has.

    If it were mine, I'd continue to ride it, tough maybe not as aggressively...
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    Most accidents involve more than one factor,...

    Most accidents involve more than one factor, often more than two or three which in combination lead to disaster. So yes, everything counts, and there's every chance that each alone would not have...
  14. We're not in a position to do anything except...

    We're not in a position to do anything except voice an opinion. Nothing I say will affect the officer's job reviews, a possible civil award, or anything at all. Plus the officer and/or the PD can...
  15. It doesn't matter. There has to be a sense of...

    It doesn't matter. There has to be a sense of proportionality to the underlying offense. Like you, I can't comment on the specific action because I don't know what happened immediately before. But...
  16. We need to keep in mind that the "takedown"...

    We need to keep in mind that the "takedown" wasn't because of the violations, but because of what happened after the stop. An officer issuing a citation for an infraction is within his rights in...
  17. It's sort of like seeing "save the whales" bumper...

    It's sort of like seeing "save the whales" bumper stickers on big SUVs
  18. Thread: Insurance

    by FBinNY
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    There's a material difference between first hand...

    There's a material difference between first hand experience testimony and hearsay. I never said that the officer's report isn't received into evidence, but it's only material as to what he saw and...
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    Utter nonsense. However, you do get more...

    Utter nonsense.

    However, you do get more efficient over time, so the ratio of calories burnt to the effort made decreases. However it never goes to where you don't burn more with more exercise.
  20. Thread: Insurance

    by FBinNY
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    You base your assumptions on unproven and...

    You base your assumptions on unproven and inaccurate facts.

    First of all, the police report isn't binding on anybody as it's based on nothing but what was reported to the officer who wrote it. ...
  21. Thread: Insurance

    by FBinNY
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    Insurance for what? You already carry medical...

    Insurance for what?

    You already carry medical insurance which pays the doctors and hospital. Granted that the auto policy might have smaller co-pays, but the overall reality is that it's more...
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    I don't think anyone is saying any different...

    I don't think anyone is saying any different here.

    The question isn't whether he messed up, but trying to understand how and why, and what factors might have contributed.

    Also, while many...
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    I agree, and it's obvious that the motorist had...

    I agree, and it's obvious that the motorist had enough reminders that he had to be aware of bicyclists and the need to yield (which he would have needed to do even if there were no signage).
    ...
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    The dropped bar position puts unique strain on...

    The dropped bar position puts unique strain on the neck comparable to standing up and looking at the ceiling all day, except worse because you're holding the head up against gravity. It's not a...
  25. How about a good USPS story. Before Christmas...

    How about a good USPS story.

    Before Christmas an expected package was marked delivered on the site, but I never received it. I assumed that it must have been left at the wrong address and decided...
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