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Old 06-22-19, 04:16 AM
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As promised, this is my best effort regarding the Bicycling article. I don't have a scanner and frankly even if I did; I'm not sure I have the technical ability to make it happen. This a pic from my phone, hopefully it's readable.


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Old 06-22-19, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
As promised, this is my best effort regarding the Bicycling article. I don't have a scanner and frankly even if I did; I'm not sure I have the technical ability to make it happen. This a pic from my phone, hopefully it's readable.
Good story. Excellent punch line.
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Old 06-22-19, 09:30 AM
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Nothing like a factual, actual feel-good story. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-22-19, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Kapusta View Post
No, actually it is not. . .

The whole point of the bikes is to expand the beat cops range.
To repeat what you wrote, No, actually it is not. . .

It is also about increasing approachability. This is an area where the patrol car has had a terrible impact on the police. It has created a situation where all contact is negative or associated with a negative event. The bicycle is also an attempt to address that problem while not limiting the individual to the area of a foot patrol.

I am not saying that you are wrong. Increasing the beat cops range is an important point, but not the whole point.
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Old 06-22-19, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
As promised, this is my best effort regarding the Bicycling article. I don't have a scanner and frankly even if I did; I'm not sure I have the technical ability to make it happen. This a pic from my phone, hopefully it's readable.

Great story !!
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Old 06-22-19, 11:31 PM
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Police bikes are usually mid-range mountain bikes which can be easily obtained, and which can support a fair amount of weight, and withstand abuse. Not only does the bike have to support your weight, but add the weight of a sidearm and ammunition, two magazines, pepper spray and/or Taser, cuffs, baton, radio, mike, flash light, plus the weight of the belt, holster, and cases, then there is the weight of the safety vest worn under the uniform. And most bike cops I used to know were not of the lean variety.

The bikes themselves need front and rear lights, and rechargeable batteries, a rack with a case or bag to carry things like citation books, a notebook, pens, an extra light, and other odds-and-ends.

Though I love cycling, and worked in law enforcement, I had no desire to be on bike patrol.
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Old 06-22-19, 11:37 PM
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Ready for the streets & anything they throw at it.
This is exactly why i bought a Biria Tanto 29. Fast, light & rigid. Helps explain the increasing popularity of lockouts.
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Old 06-22-19, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric S. View Post
I've been working security for about 1 month now and prefer bike patrol over "standing guard" but don't like the bikes. They're heavy, clumsy at slow speeds and don't need front suspension. I realize a gravel bike with brifters may be a bit much for most guards because they're not cyclists and only ride at work. More nimble hybrids with 700x35 would suffice, in my opinion.
Bullseye! ^ A road bike is too delicate but a mtb is too heavy. My new Biria Tanto fits this niche perfectly.
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Old 06-23-19, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
As promised, this is my best effort regarding the Bicycling article. I don't have a scanner and frankly even if I did; I'm not sure I have the technical ability to make it happen. This a pic from my phone, hopefully it's readable.
Ah, April 1994. I had just turned six...

Anyways, if you're serious about digitizing those, there are services who do exactly that kind of thing (both destructively and non-destructively). Might be easier if you know someone with a MFP with a scan-to-document feature (though the easiest way to do that would be to lop off the spine of the magazine).
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Old 06-23-19, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Hr1 View Post
Bullseye! ^ A road bike is too delicate but a mtb is too heavy. My new Biria Tanto fits this niche perfectly.
A single speed? For someone constantly starting and stopping with relatively heavy equipment, who may or may not have a hilly beat, who isn't necessarily the strongest rider? Why? The gearing is going to more than make up the slight difference in bike weight.

Give it up, no one thinks you have a clue about police bikes.
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Old 06-23-19, 06:17 AM
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A skinny tired light weight racing bike would be destroyed is short order. You should also realize that only a small percent of criminals the police chase are on bikes.
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Old 06-23-19, 03:07 PM
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Ready for the streets & anything they throw at it.
This is exactly why i bought a Biria Tanto 29. Fast, light & rigid. Helps explain the increasing popularity of lockouts.
Do you ride this on the job as a policeman? If so, did your department buy it for you or is it "buy your own?" You should start a thread about cool apprehensions you've made on the bike!
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