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06-23-17, 07:20 AM
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Posted By closetbiker

another (somewhat related) question. Just...

another (somewhat related) question.

Just how accurate is the distance function on the watch?

I've just used it for my commute, but I've been doing this commute for years and it seems the watch...
06-21-17, 09:20 AM
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Views: 1,677
Posted By closetbiker

Thanks. Seems I'm slower than I thought.

Thanks. Seems I'm slower than I thought.
06-21-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,677
Posted By closetbiker

Apple Watch

So, I have used both a speedometer and a heart rate monitor in the past, but stopped using both after a time. I still have them in the closet but the batteries need replacing. I haven't used them for...
05-31-13, 09:00 AM
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Posted By closetbiker

Ran into this...

Ran into this (http://www.bicycling.com/senseless/) today.

Apart from the sidebar neglecting relative risk as a reason to go lidless, and the first sentence assuming a simple fall is a "major...
03-18-13, 04:04 PM
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Posted By closetbiker

Actually, you can. No substantiated reduction in...

Actually, you can. No substantiated reduction in injury that can be accredited to helmet use is very similar to nothing in the certification standard that refers to what effectiveness the certified...
03-18-13, 02:46 PM
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Posted By closetbiker

Well, that would be in any store that sells...

Well, that would be in any store that sells bicycle helmets.

The director of Europes largest test facility for all helmets has written, The tests cycle helmets go through mean they could offer...
03-18-13, 02:43 PM
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Posted By closetbiker

I would include corporations and foundations who...

I would include corporations and foundations who would benefit from helmet sales in the Helmeteer group as many cyclists and non-cyclists are. There is no doubt that there are many sources that have...
03-14-13, 12:32 PM
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Posted By closetbiker

I've dropped this conversation for a while now...

I've dropped this conversation for a while now but I thought a few might like to know how that court challenge to BCs helmet law...
02-17-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,739
Posted By closetbiker

Of course, but Aaron's is not only suggesting a...

Of course, but Aaron's is not only suggesting a servicing before the hub is used, Aaron's is suggesting a servicing every 6 months, even when those 6 months see little rain.

I find that...
02-16-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,739
Posted By closetbiker

You bet, and considering Shimano provides a 2...

You bet, and considering Shimano provides a 2 year warranty on its components, it's not needed because if it's maladjusted at the factory, any damage would be covered.
02-16-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,739
Posted By closetbiker

Just had an interesting email from Aarons. ...

Just had an interesting email from Aarons.

He said,

"the factory lube is not enough for rainy weather! ... We use better grease and oil than comes in the hubs and more of it... I recommend...
02-14-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,739
Posted By closetbiker

After exchanging emails with a Toronto shop that...

After exchanging emails with a Toronto shop that said these hubs need very little service, I contacted Aaron's for a second opinion and he recommended oil changes twice a year.

At $75 - $100 per...
02-14-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,739
Posted By closetbiker

I think this is one of the best responses I have...

I think this is one of the best responses I have heard regarding these hubs.

I built a wheel around a Nexus based on the belief that it would be an - almost - maintenance free gearing system but...
11-07-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By closetbiker

I agree, and think it wouldn't be too hard to...

I agree, and think it wouldn't be too hard to come with stats that show (in Canada and the US) that while many cyclists drive on a regular basis, few motorists cycle on a regular basis.

Perhaps...
11-07-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By closetbiker

I particularly liked when I drove...

I particularly liked



when I drove cab, I got into the habit of "bobbing" my head around while looking about.

I also looked for others who did - or did not - do the same
11-07-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By closetbiker

On being in a saccade...

http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/raf-pilot-teach-cyclists/
10-02-12, 11:45 AM
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Views: 4,458
Posted By closetbiker

Again. You have to be joking.

Again. You have to be joking.
10-02-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,458
Posted By closetbiker

You have to be joking. Plenty of people who can...

You have to be joking. Plenty of people who can afford vehicle use in Asia and Europe ride bicycles on a daily basis.
10-02-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,458
Posted By closetbiker

The thread has more to do with the perception of...

The thread has more to do with the perception of bicycles portrayed by the (US) media, than realism.

That perception is non-existent in this show
10-02-12, 11:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,458
Posted By closetbiker

Not to me. Horses eat lots and crap even more....

Not to me. Horses eat lots and crap even more. They bite too. Bicycles are the most efficient transportation machines humans have ever developed.
10-02-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,458
Posted By closetbiker

:thumb: I think bikes would be a hot...

:thumb:

I think bikes would be a hot commodity in such a world. You can cover so much more ground on them.
10-02-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,458
Posted By closetbiker

Well, I hoped that people would discuss how out...

Well, I hoped that people would discuss how out of the loop the use of a bicycle is in the US public consciousness.

I think what and how the general population sees and thinks of cycling has...
10-02-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,458
Posted By closetbiker

Would it be too much to restrict the discussion...

Would it be too much to restrict the discussion to bicycles and bicycle use? This is after all, a bicycle discussion forum.

(I'm guessing it is too much to ask)
10-02-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,458
Posted By closetbiker

Yet in European and Asian countries people choose...

Yet in European and Asian countries people choose bicycles as transportation on a regular basis even with outdoor storage and the same rates of theft.

I say this show reveals the cultural...
10-02-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,458
Posted By closetbiker

I'm sure actual figures differ. As an example,...

I'm sure actual figures differ. As an example, Vancouver's overall trip by bicycle rate is about 4.5% of traffic, yet in a couple of neighbourhoods of Vancouver it's 12% and a recent study done by...
10-02-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,458
Posted By closetbiker

I have a feeling the absence of bikes in the show...

I have a feeling the absence of bikes in the show reflects an absence of bikes in the minds of the writers and producers.

Heck, in today's powered world, some places have a third of people getting...
10-02-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,458
Posted By closetbiker

NBC - Revolution

Has anyone watched any episodes of NBC's post-apocalyptic science fiction television drama series, Revolution?

It's set abut 15 years in the future after an unknown phenomenon disabled all...
09-25-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By closetbiker

As soon as there have been lights that blink or...

As soon as there have been lights that blink or flash, I've used them. I don't use other (steady) lights as I ride in the city with lots of lighting on the streets and I can where I can see where I'm...
09-25-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By closetbiker

it's not the oncoming drivers so much (after all,...

it's not the oncoming drivers so much (after all, I'm on the opposite side of the road) as the drivers who are going to cross my path (most likely waiting to make a left turn from the opposing lane,...
09-24-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By closetbiker

I'll make sure to mention it if a vehicle pulls...

I'll make sure to mention it if a vehicle pulls over.

That could be a problem if they pull over into the bike lane.
09-24-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By closetbiker

... and you think that's a bad thing? ...

... and you think that's a bad thing?

Personally, I'd love to get the respect an emergency vehicle does.
09-24-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By closetbiker

This is what I'm thinking. I've had some people,...

This is what I'm thinking. I've had some people, at some times say I'm not as visible as I could be (kinda bugs me, because they obviously DO see me).

I'm guessing they couldn't say that with...
09-24-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By closetbiker

Yeah, maybe they'd wait a bit but then again I...

Yeah, maybe they'd wait a bit but then again I know some friends who ride hogs and they say they get cut off as much as I do....

The PB 2 has an unusual flashing pattern as well. Seems to be more...
09-24-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By closetbiker

I've already seen the reflecting off of the signs...

I've already seen the reflecting off of the signs with the other flashing lights I've used.

I'm only using the streets, if I go on a path I'd move to a steady light. It'd be interesting to see if...
09-24-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By closetbiker

Too bright?

So, I've happened into a Planet Bike Blaze 2 watt (http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3045.html) light.

I've always liked the flashing modes on lights because I think these stand out in traffic better...
09-20-12, 06:54 PM
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Views: 469,496
Posted By closetbiker

Boy, are some people lazy, and do some people...

Boy, are some people lazy, and do some people only see what they want to see.

In the first sentence of th article I linked,...
09-18-12, 05:12 PM
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Posted By closetbiker

The link is in there, you just have to make an...

The link is in there, you just have to make an effort to click on it and it's pretty clear what you meant.

Without fear, helmets wouldn't exist and here we have proof that fear is manufactured yet...
09-18-12, 05:06 PM
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Posted By closetbiker

Ironically, motor vehicles ate sold through the...

Ironically, motor vehicles ate sold through the concept that they're safe, yet motor vehicles are the leading cause of accidental death and injury

Cycling meanwhile results in increased health and...
09-18-12, 05:03 PM
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Views: 469,496
Posted By closetbiker

Sales 101. Convince people they need something,...

Sales 101. Convince people they need something, then sell them what they think they need.

In this case, convince them cycling is dangerous, the sell them the item that will give them the courage...
09-18-12, 02:50 PM
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Posted By closetbiker

The helmeted die too y'know. In fact there's no...

The helmeted die too y'know. In fact there's no reliable data that even suggests helmet usage reduces death to cyclists, but you know that already. I guess the chance to insinuate an "organ donor"...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,960
Posted By closetbiker

which is my whole point. The claims that...

which is my whole point. The claims that helmeteers espouse is far from conclusive
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-12, 07:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,960
Posted By closetbiker

me too. I looked at the email that I had...

me too.

I looked at the email that I had trashed which brought me back here..

It was just spam and it was posted by ddkxkzccdp.

I just clicked on the link and read the last posted message, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-12, 07:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,960
Posted By closetbiker

The problem with the great bike helmet debate is...

The problem with the great bike helmet debate is that there hasn't been good conclusive evidence that a bike helmet makes the same kind of significant impact on injury rates.

Fixed that for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,960
Posted By closetbiker

Hang on. The response I thought I was writing to...

Hang on. The response I thought I was writing to has disappeared.

Seems I'm the one who's raising the dead, inadvertently of course.

If anyone still has that article it'd be good to see it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-12, 07:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,960
Posted By closetbiker

Wow. This thread is coming up to 5 years old and...

Wow. This thread is coming up to 5 years old and it's just been resurrected!

First question, have you just read the article? And if so, where? Do you have an old copy of the magazine? If you do,...
09-04-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 469,496
Posted By closetbiker

Let's see now. You post: Put up or shut up:...

Let's see now. You post:

Put up or shut up: cite studies regarding risk compensation as it applies specifically to bike helmets...

so I put up 5 and you're arguing about it.

Sheesh. No...
09-04-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 469,496
Posted By closetbiker

Geez Louise, you're not that dense are you? I...

Geez Louise, you're not that dense are you? I don't think you are. I think you're just too lazy for words.

Referencing an easily attainable link that has supporting documentation, copying out the...
09-03-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 469,496
Posted By closetbiker

Geez. I step out of the conversation for a couple...

Geez. I step out of the conversation for a couple of months and what do I see on the first page I gaze upon my return?

Not only have I posted this before, it's super easy to find. Just go to the...
08-04-12, 05:48 PM
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Views: 469,496
Posted By closetbiker

That helmet reminds me of another one I saw way...

That helmet reminds me of another one I saw way back in the 70's

http://www.eggcityradio.com/sharity/phantom.jpg
08-04-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 469,496
Posted By closetbiker

The victims family is now chiming in saying, ...

The victims family is now chiming in saying,



http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/cyclesafety/article3498156.ece
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