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06-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By squirtdad

like this ...

like this

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06-06-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,240
Posted By San Rensho

Exactly. Once I sprinted as hard as I could at a...

Exactly. Once I sprinted as hard as I could at a well known speed trap. The speed limit was 25, as I passed the cop said 32. I stopped, turned around and begged him to give me a ticket. He...
06-03-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,240
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have always hoped to get a speeding ticket on a...

I have always hoped to get a speeding ticket on a bicycle. The best I have got was a wave and thumbs up from the officer. I will frame it when it happens.
06-02-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,240
Posted By Russ Roth

I used to ride out to Thatcher State Park near...

I used to ride out to Thatcher State Park near Albany and back, made for a nice 30mile ride, longer if you went out the other side. It has a sweet downhill with a long sweeping curve coming out of...
06-02-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,240
Posted By cb400bill

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,240
Posted By Paul Barnard

Are you kidding me? I am framing my first...

Are you kidding me? I am framing my first bicycle speeding ticket. If I don't have one by the time I am 70, I am going to make it a mission to get one. I hope I can get the cop to pose with me.
04-27-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Wileyone

1998 Dekerf Prodigy. ...

1998 Dekerf Prodigy.

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04-26-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By Buzzito

So we do nothing? I don't think so. If you are...

So we do nothing? I don't think so. If you are effected by the imbalance in trade, you gotta do something. Now is a great time to start.
04-26-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By Buzzito

Thank you Lester. I was considering on calling...

Thank you Lester. I was considering on calling them to get clarification. Are you familiar the Malker pump? It is a mini pump and thought it might be a good temporary sub and if works with my...
01-21-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By 02Giant

The OP reads like a plug or just odd...

The OP reads like a plug or just odd...
01-21-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By indyfabz

Why do I feel like this is a plug? The Dr....

Why do I feel like this is a plug? The Dr. mentioned offers a membership service.

James J. Lee, MD ? Gastroenterologist & Digestive Care in Orange County, CA...
01-21-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By Moe Zhoost

They've made an arrest. 24 year old woman with...

They've made an arrest. 24 year old woman with revoked license in a full-sized pickup. Video shows that she basically drove right through Josh without moving over or reducing speed. Absolutely...
01-20-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By horatio

Sad to see this. Hope he makes a full recovery.

Sad to see this. Hope he makes a full recovery.
01-20-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By jppe

Yet Another Hit and Run in NC.....

Man......I hate to keep posting stuff like this but itís important stuff. Iím not sure whatís going on here locally in NC but it needs to stop right now. A cyclist in his 30s whom lived not too far...
01-12-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By norcalmike

They shouldn't have recorded and posted it

They shouldn't have recorded and posted it
12-07-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By randallr

I use Showers Pass Transit pant and have been...

I use Showers Pass Transit pant and have been real happy in rain up to two hours. I'm not in Portland, maybe there I'd buy one of their more expensive pairs. For a five mile ride they would be way...
12-06-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,420
Posted By BFisher

That image doesn't seem to show a weld failure,...

That image doesn't seem to show a weld failure, but a tube failure just behind the weld. Maybe embrittlement? Cooling too quickly?

From millerwelds.com:
"Note that if the tubing is below 60...
12-05-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,420
Posted By CliffordK

Here are a couple of screen-caps from the video. ...

Here are a couple of screen-caps from the video.
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A very clean tear...
10-10-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By Litespud

You're dreaming if you think you're going to hop...

You're dreaming if you think you're going to hop off your bike, pull a knife and dispatch 1-2 Rottweilers. Same with the club - unless you're extremely lucky, you'll just piss them off. I think in...
10-07-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By Milton Keynes

Want to have some fun? Start a thread asking...

Want to have some fun? Start a thread asking what the best chain lube is, or start one talking about people with dogs on MUP's. Or ask why people always wave/don't wave. You'll up your post count...
10-04-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,382
Posted By Lemond1985

I'm a tougher judge of cyclists, because when...

I'm a tougher judge of cyclists, because when they misbehave, it gives us all a bad name. We have an obligation to police our own, it's in our best interests.

Any braid dead fanatic can...
10-04-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,382
Posted By Milton Keynes

There seems to be an awful lot of "The cyclist is...

There seems to be an awful lot of "The cyclist is always in the right" around here. I personally call 'em as I see 'em.
10-02-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By Milton Keynes

What guilt was assumed? A police officer is not...

What guilt was assumed? A police officer is not required to write everyone they pull over a ticket, and it doesn't sound like he had any intention of writing him one. Just a warning that he was hard...
10-02-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,888
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Kill a cyclist, pay a fine.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2016/07/15/grace-harken-courtney-johnson-bicycle-crash-mitchell-county-iowa/87132140/

The driver admitted to texting while driving,...
10-02-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By LAJ

I agree, but that fool will refuse, even if it...

I agree, but that fool will refuse, even if it kills him.

Like was said up above, it'll sort itself out soon enough.
10-02-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By livedarklions

I'd be a lot more sympathetic to this argument if...

I'd be a lot more sympathetic to this argument if the guy's actions and arguing hadn't prolonged the encounter wayyyy beyond the point where the officer tried to end it.

He's told he's free to go...
10-02-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,869
Posted By indyfabz

Zombie alert!

Zombie alert!
10-01-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Really? If you are cycling or driving a motor...

Really? If you are cycling or driving a motor vehicle and an LEO blinks his lights and tries to pull you over, what do yuo plan to do - step on the throttle or up your cadence? Really?

And if...
10-01-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By Milton Keynes

The cop erroneously stopped him due to his...

The cop erroneously stopped him due to his misunderstanding of the law. If the guy had a warrant he'd have gone to jail regardless. They wouldn't kick him loose just because the cop misunderstood...
09-30-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By gregf83

He may have if the cyclist wasn't an ass.

He may have if the cyclist wasn't an ass.
09-30-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By gregf83

Youíre welcome to your opinion, but most riders...

Youíre welcome to your opinion, but most riders would agree that having a light in the rear improves visibility. Iím surprised I have to write this as I thought it was common sense to have lights on...
09-29-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By gregf83

He remembered an 'and' instead of the 'or' in the...

He remembered an 'and' instead of the 'or' in the law. What he remembered would be a reasonable law and, in any case, his original intention was just to inform the cyclist he was difficult to see. No...
09-29-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Oh Puhleeze! No snowflakes were melted in the...

Oh Puhleeze! No snowflakes were melted in the making of the video.

The cyclist/amateur legal beagle/videomaker got just what he wanted- attention and something "Harmful!" to post on YouTube in...
09-26-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know of ANY jurisdictions in either...

I don't know of ANY jurisdictions in either Canada or the United States where a pedestrian is required by LAW to have either a red reflector or a red light (visible from a certain distance) on them....
09-26-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Lemond1985

You could eliminate 90% of the false alarms by...

You could eliminate 90% of the false alarms by passing a law requiring teenage boys to wear these on their left wrists.
09-25-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By indyfabz

Pfft. During a long tour through the American...

Pfft. During a long tour through the American west I pulled into the city park in Lander, WY. A guy there told me to make sure I keep my tent fly zipped when not around. Why? He had been camping...
09-24-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By livedarklions

I'm red/green colorblind which makes it a little...

I'm red/green colorblind which makes it a little difficult to discern, but do you see a red reflector anywhere on that bike?

In addition to it being a safety issue, it not being visible from...
09-24-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By Milton Keynes

The cyclist is indeed correct in that no rear...

The cyclist is indeed correct in that no rear light is required, and the cop is wrong. However, for safety's sake, it's an incredibly smart idea to run rear red lights at night, along with...
09-24-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,082
Posted By nomadmax

I fully support that rider's right to ride at...

I fully support that rider's right to ride at night without a tail light. Clearly, it will sort itself out in due time.
09-20-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,733
Posted By MoAlpha

Be sure to tell him to wear a helmet too.

Be sure to tell him to wear a helmet too.
09-19-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,733
Posted By woodcraft

Not the battle I would pick.

Not the battle I would pick.
09-19-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By indyfabz

Not a derailment at all. It's an important...

Not a derailment at all. It's an important consideration when choosing a bike you might tour on. So many "adventure bikes" are now doing 1x and 2x. I think people who haven't toured need to give...
09-19-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By genec

The commentary focuses on the fact that headlines...

The commentary focuses on the fact that headlines often point out "cyclist" in some fashion doing something illegal thus highlighting "cyclists" as lawbreakers. IE "Cyclist robs bank" hence...
09-17-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 18,514
Posted By Miele Man

I have I-like-to-bike on my ignore list. I...

I have I-like-to-bike on my ignore list.

I know chap who, on his bicycle, tried to pass a stopped taxi cab. He did that without leaving the door zone and going into the next lane. The driver...
09-16-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 18,514
Posted By jon c.

No bike lane should ever be in a door zone. ...

No bike lane should ever be in a door zone. Much better to have no bike lane.
09-16-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,051
Posted By subgrade

200 lumen taillight can be anoyingly bright, so...

200 lumen taillight can be anoyingly bright, so my money's on it being a warning.
09-15-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,208
Posted By gregf83

All physiotherapists are not equal. I certainly...

All physiotherapists are not equal. I certainly wouldn't give up on cycling based on the failure of two physios.

I don't know where you're located but ideally, you would find a sports doctor with...
09-14-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By tcs

For minimal flex, you might try a ShelBroCo...

For minimal flex, you might try a ShelBroCo RealMan saddle, made from granite.
...
09-13-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,619
Posted By livedarklions

There should probably be a pop-up window that...

There should probably be a pop-up window that asks "Are you sure you want to reply to a post that is over 4 years old?"

Maybe it should pop-up every time somebody tries to reply to something more...
09-12-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,425
Posted By geoffs

As a wheel builder I'll just wade in and say that...

As a wheel builder I'll just wade in and say that lowering the spoke tension would make it far more likely to have problems. Jan at Wheelfanatyk who was one of the founders of Wheelsmith makes no...
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