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  1. Having a bike along on business trips is what led...

    Having a bike along on business trips is what led to my purchase of a Bike Friday in '94. Very nice to have a bike along so I could explore new areas either before or after meetings. And far more...
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    Agreed. Most of my tents I have rolled up since...

    Agreed. Most of my tents I have rolled up since that made it easier to get them in the supplied bag but I've always stuffed my Eureka Solitaire and haven't noticed any issues with moisture or dirt. ...
  3. No, they are dimensionally equivalent. Both are...

    No, they are dimensionally equivalent. Both are the product of a force (i.e. Newtons or lbs.) times a distance (meters or feet).

    1 N = 0.225 lb. and 1 m = 3.28 ft. leading to the conversion...
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    Nevertheless, this article and included video...

    Nevertheless, this article and included video indicate that this appears to be a problem for at least some LA sheriff officers.
    Shared Bike Lanes Cause Confusion For Cyclists, Motorists And Traffic...
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    Generally true, but there can be exceptions. One...

    Generally true, but there can be exceptions. One time when I camped in the NJ Pine Barrens we stayed at a campgound that was hike/canoe access only and is usually quiet. But on this night a teen...
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    Certainly possible, but why limit yourself to...

    Certainly possible, but why limit yourself to only 3 speeds? There are lots of internal gear hubs with more than 3 speeds such as the Shimano 8 and 11-speed hubs, Rohloff 14 speed (albeit much more...
  7. Idaho law specifies that bicyclists can proceed...

    Idaho law specifies that bicyclists can proceed through a red light after coming to a full stop if there's no traffic coming - no need to wait any set amount of time. And bicyclists can proceed past...
  8. +1 But I'd keep a record of your correspondence...

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    But I'd keep a record of your correspondence with the city engineers. It could prove useful in court if you don't see the cop hidden behind a hedge and get a ticket.
  9. The BHSI reported on a recent extensive study of...

    The BHSI reported on a recent extensive study of the longevity of helmets by collecting old helmets and subjecting them to the usual set of drop tests used to certify new helmets. Here is their...
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    Can't say for sure about Sandy Hook since I've...

    Can't say for sure about Sandy Hook since I've only ridden/kayaked there without camping, but my experience at other parks with the one or two tent limitation is that I've never had an issue when we...
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    That was my experience the only time I've done...

    That was my experience the only time I've done this conversion. It was back in the '70s when narrow clinchers first became available and I switched to a pair of Rigida 13-19s. At that time 27"...
  12. No, there's still a different angle needed for...

    No, there's still a different angle needed for the front derailleur on a folder with small wheels and correspondingly lower position of the cassette cogs.
  13. Just a couple comments on things to watch for. ...

    Just a couple comments on things to watch for. The hub shouldn't be a problem if you get a bike with the correct spacing between the rear dropouts. This can vary quite a bit between brands and many...
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    No reason they have to be the same and it's not...

    No reason they have to be the same and it's not that uncommon to have them vary. In addition to leg length differences, a change in crank length can also compensate for variations in preferred...
  15. I primarily used my regular road bike with a...

    I primarily used my regular road bike with a child seat attached over the rear wheel. Took my daughter along on thousands of miles of club rides, family outings, trips to the store, etc. I also...
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    Yes, I'm sure there were lots of photos taken of...

    Yes, I'm sure there were lots of photos taken of that little remaining patch of snow. Seemed like about the usual number of cyclists from a variety of local clubs, but didn't see any runners this...
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    As a counterpoint, my bikes all have Zefal HPx...

    As a counterpoint, my bikes all have Zefal HPx pumps either along the top tube, seat tube, or between the rear QR lever and the seat-stay/seat tube junction. I've never used a velcro strap for the...
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    They've been commercially available for quite...

    They've been commercially available for quite some time:
    Robot Check

    Not very secure if someone actually takes a hacksaw or even a Swiss Army Knife to it, but I presume the idea is that most...
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    But 45 years ago I couldn't bring up an animated...

    But 45 years ago I couldn't bring up an animated image of the local weather radar pattern on my phone to see how fast and in which direction the storm cells were moving and if there were additional...
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    If the rain has stopped I'll pack up the wet tent...

    If the rain has stopped I'll pack up the wet tent and plan to let it dry out later (either at lunch or by setting it up as soon as I reach that evening's camp site). If the rain is still coming down...
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    Cold, but sunny and not too windy (at least on...

    Cold, but sunny and not too windy (at least on the way up). Had our traditional ride to the summit of our local hill - Mt. Diablo at 3849'. Temperature stayed in the 30s for most of the ride and...
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    I use something similar for quick grocery store...

    I use something similar for quick grocery store stops, etc. Doesn't provide much security, but should make the bike a bit less of a target for someone who's generally pretty honest but might still...
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    Of course the previous poster didn't say that. ...

    Of course the previous poster didn't say that. He indicated replacing his helmet at 1700 hour usage intervals which equates to about every 30,000 miles at his average estimated speed. I'd have...
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    Mine are 40 and 22 years old. Bought the newer...

    Mine are 40 and 22 years old. Bought the newer one mainly because it's significantly lighter. I'd expect either of them to still offer the fairly minimal protection offered by current models.
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    There shouldn't be any actual contact. But note...

    There shouldn't be any actual contact. But note that 'frictionless' does not mean 'dragless'. There will still be some drag on the wheel rotation as the magnets pass by the wire loops and generate...
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