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05-03-21, 05:35 AM
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Posted By JohnDThompson

Wait until you get arthritis in your neck and...

Wait until you get arthritis in your neck and then try turning your head sufficiently and frequently enough to keep track of traffic behind you… :notamused:
05-02-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By genejockey

Like this? ...

Like this?
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/860x1024/shame_23e8496951496124e8c6fbe36f420f13b14b4943.jpg
05-02-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By Troul

Silent cars also must be equipped with...

Silent cars also must be equipped with contaminated disc rotor brakes.
05-02-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By Troul

wait until the E MUBs [Electric Multi-Use Boats]...

wait until the E MUBs [Electric Multi-Use Boats] are in full swing.

One minute you're cycling down the coastal bike-shared lane all by yourself... Next you know a silent massive Evergiven rolls...
05-02-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By epnnf

Ive never used a mirror. How does it change your...

Ive never used a mirror. How does it change your behavior? How do deaf ppl ride? Practice vehicular cycling. I turn my head around to look back a lot- its an undistorted view & cars know I can...
05-02-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thinking people use the mirror as a last second...

Thinking people use the mirror as a last second "bail out to save their life" tool is not the correct way to look at it. (even though it most certainly would help in this situation compared to only...
05-02-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By Charliekeet

I like it! I’m looking forward to employing one...

I like it!
I’m looking forward to employing one of those cyborg dogs; it can gallop just behind me to my left and emit flashing lights and sirens to ensure my safety!
05-02-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By wphamilton

Engine noise is something that we tolerate...

Engine noise is something that we tolerate because we have to, and we've had to acclimate to our whole lives. A silent fleet can't arrive too quickly IMO.

In urban or suburban traffic we're...
05-02-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By Rolla

I think we'll have plenty of time to festoon our...

I think we'll have plenty of time to festoon our bikes with mirrors and cell-phone radar systems before it becomes an issue. I plan to have a drone follow me and announce any conceivable threat...
05-02-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By OldTryGuy

Electric manufacturer's add noise to car >>> ...

Electric manufacturer's add noise to car >>>
...
05-02-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I rely on hearing but not solely. If I am going...

I rely on hearing but not solely. If I am going to change lanes, move over to the left turn lane, I always look back because I have been surprised by a quiet car once or twice. No incident, just that...
05-01-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By Bigbus

I wear buds just so I can't hear all the noise of...

I wear buds just so I can't hear all the noise of traffic. I never go for a ride without my mirror which is attached to my helmet, and like mentioned earlier, check it all the time. It's referred to...
05-01-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By rsbob

Unless the vehicle has a noisy exhaust, I can...

Unless the vehicle has a noisy exhaust, I can hear the tire noise behind me. Most car engines are quite quiet and are well muffled. Have never been surprised by an e-car and there are quite a few...
05-01-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By Cougrrcj

I tend to hear the noise the car/truck tires make...

I tend to hear the noise the car/truck tires make as they come up behind me more than the engine/exhaust sound.

Same with dogs chasing after me - I hear the claws scratching on the pavement as...
05-01-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If you want to be aware of cars coming from...

If you want to be aware of cars coming from behind, don't rely on hearing. Get a Garmin Varia rear blinkie/radar, and a compatible gps. Wahoo has a few compatible models, and of course, most Garmins...
05-01-21, 08:27 PM
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Views: 849
Posted By 10 Wheels

Scan you mirror every 3-5 seconds.

Scan you mirror every 3-5 seconds.
05-01-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 849
Posted By wolfchild

Just use a mirror and then you know for sure what...

Just use a mirror and then you know for sure what is coming from behind you even if you can't hear it.
04-21-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,848
Posted By seypat

Put one of these on your bike. They'll announce...

Put one of these on your bike. They'll announce your passing intentions even better than an annoying buzzy hub! You'll be a hit on whatever MUP you decide to ride. :thumb:
...
04-16-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,546
Posted By UCantTouchThis

My question was, does anyone else care about the...

My question was, does anyone else care about the color of their bike? Pay attention. ;)
04-12-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,848
Posted By Cheez

Overtaking Other Bike Riders and Scooter Riders

Guys,
I ride both my old Raleigh M80 mountain bike and Trek 1400 road bike. I mostly ride on the road on the shoulder lane or bike lane. Once a while I run into other bike riders. I virtually always...
12-13-20, 02:16 PM
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Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thanks ! Now, all I have to avoid is catching...

Thanks ! Now, all I have to avoid is catching COVID-19 before the vaccine is available. Since this is a bicycle forum:

...
12-06-20, 07:30 PM
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Posted By raymellott

First, I'd get a second opinion. Second, I'd...

First, I'd get a second opinion. Second, I'd review how you ride, now. Are you on a road bike or one on which you are upright? Most docs I know of (and I know a few) have just the opposite...
11-20-20, 11:30 AM
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Posted By 79pmooney

First post on this sub-forum but I qualified 2...

First post on this sub-forum but I qualified 2 years ago. I've been riding forever. Bought my first 10-speed when I was 13. (That was back when you had to use higher math to calculate how many...
11-13-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,688
Posted By CargoDane

"Stuck up" is my judgement. Take your place in...

"Stuck up" is my judgement. Take your place in line, buddy. It sounds like the same affliction Tesla, large BMW and Mercedes owners exhibit: I have more money than average, so I can park anywhere,...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-13-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,158
Posted By Helderberg

With a capital STICK!

With a capital STICK!
09-27-20, 01:51 PM
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Views: 1,322
Posted By Geepig

I began on a trike, I can end on one

I began on a trike, I can end on one
Forum: Framebuilders
09-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,158
Posted By Helderberg

Welding is not a "Trade".

I welded a broken piece of antique patio furniture today and again, I am shown that welding is not a trade it is an art. I strike an arc and get a beautiful weld. The next strike sticks and the rod...
09-15-20, 10:50 PM
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Views: 453,914
Posted By jackbombay

Do you have video of it being ridden? How/when do...

Do you have video of it being ridden? How/when do the forward cranks get used?
08-30-20, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Drueke

OK, I'm in.

Joined this forum a couple days ago and this is my 1st post. Glad I found this thread and this forum.
I'm 76 and am just geting back on a bike after at least 40 years away. My girfriend (aka...
08-17-20, 06:52 PM
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Posted By rydabent

Your list is pretty much correct. I do all of...

Your list is pretty much correct. I do all of those and a few more. Im 82, and ride about 25 miles every other day. I could pass for 65, and feel like it too. And think even younger. Motto...
08-11-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,465
Posted By spoofer

I just spent $1250. 0n my first road bike in 40...

I just spent $1250. 0n my first road bike in 40 years. I got a Trek Domane. Then I spent $!50 on a new helmet. Then $40 on a rear rack. $20 on Amazon for flashing lights. Then another $40 on a...
08-10-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,497
Posted By Mulberry20

Who is buying these fine custom steel dream...

Who is buying these fine custom steel dream bikes? The demographic is older guys with cash and young girlfriends!
08-10-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,497
Posted By Mulberry20

Yeah and the frame is garbage. Here is a...

Yeah and the frame is garbage.

Here is a $3500 frame do you honesty think it compares. Custom made, translucent paint over chrome and 16lbs.
...
08-09-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,497
Posted By vespasianus

Holy god, I hope you are being sarcastic...

Holy god, I hope you are being sarcastic...
08-08-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,675
Posted By Last ride 76

A brief hello from C&V

Hinterland Rovers, posted on American Built Frames Only, on Facebook (shudder). Steampunk is so weird, and yet rules, (sometimes)!...
08-05-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By Cern

I beg your pardon? I’m asking for help. I'd...

I beg your pardon? I’m asking for help.

I'd like to (as respectfully as possible) ask that if you can't/will not help, that you will not make further disruptions in my quest to get more knowledge...
08-05-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By fietsbob

Then you can show us the home machine shop you...

Then you can show us the home machine shop you have, to make this possible..
08-04-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By Cern

Making a recumbent trike

Hello and good day to you all!

I'm wanting to acquire a tadpole recumbent trike, but with things being as they are; there's no way I can buy one. So I thought, "Why not make one?"

So far the...
08-04-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,311
Posted By hillyman

Looks ready for next Mad Max movie

Looks ready for next Mad Max movie
08-01-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By frogman

When I am too old to ride a bicycle reliably I...

When I am too old to ride a bicycle reliably I (might) try a trike..................
07-31-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By Moe Zhoost

What you are looking at is the left side bearing...

What you are looking at is the left side bearing cone. There should have been a keyed washer and lock nut on top of what you see. Did you remove these already? The threads on this side are...
07-30-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By Velo Mule

For Tricycles try looking at Rat Rod Bikes for...

For Tricycles try looking at Rat Rod Bikes for inspiration. There are some mildly modified bikes and some that are wildly modified. https://www.ratrodbikes.com/

I am saving a Schwinn exercise...
07-27-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,497
Posted By veganbikes

The picture was taken all wrong but once you look...

The picture was taken all wrong but once you look past all of that it looks like a nice bike

You need to line up your valves ideally at 12 o-clock, big ring at the front and the smallest cog at...
07-25-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,787
Posted By woodcraft

Wind tunnel testing shows a slight aero advantage...

Wind tunnel testing shows a slight aero advantage on the down tube,

where I also find it easier to grab the bottle.

I've never seen any case made for weight distribution other than that lower...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-25-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By unterhausen

I think I got 316 stainless .03" thick. Can cut...

I think I got 316 stainless .03" thick. Can cut it with scissors. Bends fine.
07-22-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,497
Posted By unterhausen

Bike racing is a dying sport. I always thought...

Bike racing is a dying sport. I always thought that building bikes for racers was overblown anyway. Lots of builders out there building nice bikes for people that actually pay for their bikes.
07-22-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,497
Posted By Litespud

Those old frame builders were working with racers...

Those old frame builders were working with racers to build the best no-holds-barred racing bikes possible, because racing bikes were steel. That space has been taken over by CF, and generally "off...
07-22-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,497
Posted By Mulberry20

Add DeSalvo, Cicli Barco, long waits record...

Add DeSalvo, Cicli Barco, long waits record demand. Demand for bikes from Pegoretti’s shop is higher now actually.
07-22-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,497
Posted By vespasianus

Yeah. Tons of great steel builders out there....

Yeah. Tons of great steel builders out there. Tommasini, Battaglin, Hampsten, Vanilla, Bishop, IF, etc. So many too choose from.
07-22-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,497
Posted By Koyote

I think you haven't been spending enough time on...

I think you haven't been spending enough time on the internet. There are plenty of lust-worthy steel frames out there.
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