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Old 06-08-19, 04:13 PM
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Old 06-08-19, 06:12 PM
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OP loses points for not specifying that his two crabons are no-name Chinese. Thatís playing Russian Roulette.
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Not sure if anyone has mentioned GoPro.

Maximum risk is achieved whenever a GoPro is involved.

People take all kinds of risks whenever a camera is present.


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All the above and I ride the C5 and surface streets in Metro-Manila during rush hour, sometimes after dark without my cape, jockstrap or blinky light in the back. To quote Sir Galahad: ďLook, it's my duty as a knight to sample as much peril as I can.Ē
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Old 06-08-19, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
After reading several safety threads here lately it occurred to me just how dangerous my life has become:

8. I sometimes listen to music while I ride...with BOTH earbuds
I literally could not care less about everything else in your post, but I got run over by car that was running red light, and I could not see it coming because it was behind another car. If you search my posts you will be able to find traffic camera still photos of this incident posted on this very forum. I probably could have heard it coming, if I did not listen to music using BOTH earbuds.
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Old 06-08-19, 09:22 PM
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I literally could not care less about everything else in your post, but I got run over by car that was running red light, and I could not see it coming because it was behind another car. If you search my posts you will be able to find traffic camera still photos of this incident posted on this very forum. I probably could have heard it coming, if I did not listen to music using BOTH earbuds.
Iím very sorry that happened to you.

Before I rode with earbuds I had a slight scare with a car approaching a curve where I was stopped at a stop sign. There was another car so close behind the approaching one that I didnít see it until I almost pushed off into the cross road. I guess I had double checked traffic the opposite direction and was distracted. It wasnít even a close call, just a surprise. But it impressed upon me the danger of cars hiding behind other cars. This has carried over in how I cross green lights. Especially when a huge van is stopped in the first or second lane. You canít tell if a car hidden behind that van is stopping or not.

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Old 06-08-19, 09:43 PM
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The most dangerous cyclist in the world rides a Machete.



OP can only ever aspire for #2 .
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Old 06-09-19, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
Iím very sorry that happened to you.

Before I rode with earbuds I had a slight scare with a car approaching a curve where I was stopped at a stop sign. There was another car so close behind the approaching one that I didnít see it until I almost pushed off into the cross road. I guess I had double checked traffic the opposite direction and was distracted. It wasnít even a close call, just a surprise. But it impressed upon me the danger of cars hiding behind other cars. This has carried over in how I cross green lights. Especially when a huge van is stopped in the first or second lane. You canít tell if a car hidden behind that van is stopping or not.

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Quite recently another car ran red light at high speed while I was crossing on bike. This time I saw it in time and slammed on breaks. It would have hit me. I donít know if it was me not listening to music, I just had this feeling - it might have been the sound or peripheral vision, not sure, I just stopped dead. Regardless, I donít listen to music any more while riding. Seeing my own bones and holding my foot swinging freely from the rest of my leg left a lasting impression on me.
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Old 06-09-19, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
After reading several safety threads here lately it occurred to me just how dangerous my life has become:

1. I have not one, but two crabon bicycles
2. Both crabon bicycles have crabon forks!
3. I have three bicycles with meat slicer-sharp disk brakes
4. I have two bicycles with knife-sharp through axles
5. I have two bicycles running road tubeless
6. I've removed ALL reflectors and dork disks from all three bicycles
7. I run clipless pedals...once I almost fell over
8. I sometimes listen to music while I ride...with BOTH earbuds
9. I sometimes ride without gloves
10. I don't wear any day-glow hi-vis anything
11. Edited to add bladed spokes on one bicycle

What's to become of me?


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I suppose no bell either?

Thank me later
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Old 06-09-19, 01:01 AM
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I ride this bike over here, posted in the general discussion a while back:

First bike build complete!!! Thanks BF for all the help.

- Single speed with coaster brake, no front brake.
- No grips on bars, it's a pain in the rain but I manage.
- No hi-vis.
- No bell.

In my defence tho...

- I live in the suburbs.
- I don't ride on the road.
- I don't ride very fast, even tho the bike allows for it.
- I feather the brake on descents and on turns.
- I use lights at night.
- I anounce my presence to pedestrians with a loud "beep beep" or "SCUSEMEEE" or the legendary "Hyyp Hyyp" call used by Sceletor, who was an NY bike messanger and a bit of a character in NY during his time, seen in the documentary called pedal.


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Old 06-09-19, 04:44 AM
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I suppose no bell either?

Thank me later
You would be correct!

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Old 06-09-19, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
You would be correct!

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Oh damn, I have a bell.
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Old 06-09-19, 06:38 PM
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The OP is an effing rebel. I bet he has a black leather kit with spikes on the shoulders.
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Old 06-10-19, 12:09 PM
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Dangerous cyclist

Go take a selfie on the crumbling edge of a thousand foot high cliff, and as your falling straight down to your death don't forget to look in the camera.
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Go take a selfie on the crumbling edge of a thousand foot high cliff, and as your falling straight down to your death don't forget to look in the camera.
And press "send"!!!
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Old 06-10-19, 12:20 PM
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i can only begin to imagine the fighting for your back wheel at those critical moments for the town line sprints.
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
After reading several safety threads here lately it occurred to me just how dangerous my life has become:

1. I have not one, but two crabon bicycles
2. Both crabon bicycles have crabon forks!
3. I have three bicycles with meat slicer-sharp disk brakes
4. I have two bicycles with knife-sharp through axles
5. I have two bicycles running road tubeless
6. I've removed ALL reflectors and dork disks from all three bicycles
7. I run clipless pedals...once I almost fell over
8. I sometimes listen to music while I ride...with BOTH earbuds
9. I sometimes ride without gloves
10. I don't wear any day-glow hi-vis anything
11. Edited to add bladed spokes on one bicycle

What's to become of me?


-Matt
  • Matt sounds if you make sure you keep your D N R up to date you will be just fine
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Old 07-09-19, 10:02 AM
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I ride 80 gear inches. My average speed is 17-18mph. I can do 12 miles in about 40min on average. That may not be strava KOM fast, but itís fast enough. My brake is a Dura ace 7400 single pivot, so no hot meat slicers Iím afraid. And my bike frame is black. For whatever any of that is worth.

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Well, that explains the slow speed*... Everyone knows red bikes are faster. But in terms of danger at night, we might consider it a wash, (except down hill, where speed would probably be a bigger factor than visibility).

* For "fast enough" I refer you to Mario Andretti. He knew a bit about speed.
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I've ridden about 500 miles without replacing the missing stem cap on my rear wheel.

Naked Presta = street cred for days.
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The only danger you pose on the road is to yourself. Bad drivers are way ahead of you.
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I've ridden about 500 miles without replacing the missing stem cap on my rear wheel.

Naked Presta = street cred for days.
Insert smug laughing here.

I run without EITHER Presta cap. I know if one comes off at speed it could put an eye out, but I just plain don't care. And it's not even a weight weenie thing. I just like the extra danger.


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The important question: do you have a kickstand?

(I'm not sure which answer is supposed to be more dangerous. Both, probably.)
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Insert smug laughing here.

I run without EITHER Presta cap. I know if one comes off at speed it could put an eye out, but I just plain don't care. And it's not even a weight weenie thing. I just like the extra danger.


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Pshawww! Running with one on and the other off imbalances the bike, causing it to fishtail by a picometer on every turn. Sure, no one can see the fishtail and I can't really feel it, but I know it's there!!!!!! And it's damn scary.
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The important question: do you have a kickstand?

(I'm not sure which answer is supposed to be more dangerous. Both, probably.)
Riding with it down.
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The important question: do you have a kickstand?

(I'm not sure which answer is supposed to be more dangerous. Both, probably.)
I'm not sure where I come down on the safety issue of kickstands. I'm guessing the consensus is that they're incredibly dangerous. Be that as it may, they're ugly. So I avoid them.


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