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07-11-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,280
Posted By gear64

I guess not actually Dr Seuss. ...

I guess not actually Dr Seuss.

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07-11-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,280
Posted By gear64

I currently have more frames than parts. So.... ...

I currently have more frames than parts. So.... I had an issue where my Lotus Classique cranks kept working loose. I read many threads where the square taper and or crank were permanently damaged...
07-11-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,280
Posted By gear64

That reminds me of a Dr Seuss book about spots, I...

That reminds me of a Dr Seuss book about spots, I can't recall the name.
07-06-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 742
Posted By gear64

That is one attractive mixte!

That is one attractive mixte!
06-28-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By gear64

Cars typically don't pass me fully in the lane...

Cars typically don't pass me fully in the lane unless I take the shoulder, which I will if available. What they more typically do is straddle the yellow, which to your point would be analogous to a...
06-28-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By gear64

I'm not sure a mirror has ever gotten that close...

I'm not sure a mirror has ever gotten that close to me, but I gave up my commute at current employment because there was one stretch near the end that was 4 lane, high speed, high volume, narrow...
06-28-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By gear64

I kind of feel like getting clipped by a cyclist...

I kind of feel like getting clipped by a cyclist would be a little less painful than being clipped by motorcycle on average. Reasonable chance of not surviving the motorcycle incident so not really a...
06-28-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By gear64

I live just outside the city limits. The city has...

I live just outside the city limits. The city has a generous amount bike lanes. The MUP network is growing fast in city and county. Fortunately I live between two of the more popular ones. Still...
06-28-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By gear64

I'm not sure what the law is here with regard to...

I'm not sure what the law is here with regard to motorcyclists and shared lanes. However they regularly share the lane with others I assume they know. If it is a violation, I've never witnessed it...
06-28-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By gear64

I'm not familiar with that term. I don't really...

I'm not familiar with that term. I don't really know how fast he was going, just fast enough to startle me. I saw him coming in the mirror, no one was around so assumed he would switch to left lane....
06-28-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By gear64

Passed in same lane

Had a first the other day after decades of cycling. A motorcycle (crotch rocket) whizzed by me in the left tire track of same lane I was using. Four lane road no one around. I know I've seen groups...
06-12-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,399
Posted By gear64

My biggest hang up with aluminum is the chunky...

My biggest hang up with aluminum is the chunky design of many/most modern bikes, and at least in my price range the fat welds. I was somewhat surprised to see some older bikes with more typical steel...
06-12-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,555
Posted By gear64

Red lights I always full stop. If no cars and I...

Red lights I always full stop. If no cars and I suspect dead red I'll go through after full stop and some wait time (legal in Missouri). If I'm familiar with the intersection and know it's timed I'll...
06-10-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,747
Posted By gear64

Not a fan of the walking selfie trend, and can I...

Not a fan of the walking selfie trend, and can I see your eyes when you talking at me.
06-07-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By gear64

I've only had one bike made after 2000. A trek...

I've only had one bike made after 2000. A trek MTB. It had indexed shifters on flat bar. Those shifters have by magnitudes less miles, but have needed more attention than all my other DT bikes...
05-30-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By gear64

How old are you? How long have you been riding?...

How old are you? How long have you been riding? What type of terrain? I'm 56, ride mostly 80s steel road bikes and live in area with mild hilliness and moderate winds at times. I would consider...
05-25-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,908
Posted By gear64

I've been riding 40+ years, but don't know what...

I've been riding 40+ years, but don't know what bike fit is really. People that don't ride likely think I'm bike fit. However on any given day I pass a lot of people and get passed by a lot of people.
05-23-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,320
Posted By gear64

I've never observed a crime in progress in a more...

I've never observed a crime in progress in a more typical context. The closest I've been to being the victim cycling are 1) having soft drink thrown at me 2) forcibly, intentionally driven off the...
05-15-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,337
Posted By gear64

Home sweet home! Nice pic. I've bought two both...

Home sweet home! Nice pic. I've bought two both mtb. 1988, 2001. Just gave the 2001 to my son. Hard to find the time for trail rides anymore and he was looking to get more exercise. Prefer riding my...
05-09-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,233
Posted By gear64

I joined for a step contest at work. Most of my...

I joined for a step contest at work. Most of my 'steps' we're cycling miles. Strava was the lone connector for cycling. Since, its been kind of fun seeing the occasional PR pop up.
Forum: Foo
05-09-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By gear64

Dang I thought it was going to be how pocket...

Dang I thought it was going to be how pocket knife saved your ride. Nice to find something lost though.
05-06-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,829
Posted By gear64

I look here periodically for curiosity and...

I look here periodically for curiosity and postings seemed way down. Thought casual sellers were just distancing, but maybe just selling that fast. I've been surprised how many more street riders...
05-05-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,402
Posted By gear64

MTB shorts. I like the pearl uzumis. I have a few...

MTB shorts. I like the pearl uzumis. I have a few shells and several liners. I can't stand synthetics on my torso and they seem to reek worse than any other material. Also I do other activities so...
05-05-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,931
Posted By gear64

Couldn't you carry your concept further with a...

Couldn't you carry your concept further with a triple? My current favorite bike right now is a univega gran premio that I believe came stock with 52/42/32. The 42 to handles the bulk of the ride but...
04-18-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,220
Posted By gear64

Yep, not had one stolen to date. But drunk...

Yep, not had one stolen to date. But drunk ******* friend of a room mate taco'd the front wheel of my first 10 speed on a joy ride. Raleigh Rampar. The guy was an all round dick even when sober.
04-15-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,717
Posted By gear64

I understand the sentiment. It's been a while...

I understand the sentiment. It's been a while since I checked, but there was one here for sure, and a few others I suspected. They certainly don't drive the entire local market up, but it is a pain...
04-12-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,242
Posted By gear64

I have few issues with MUPs in general. They are...

I have few issues with MUPs in general. They are what they are, a collective resource. Mostly an open green space with regard to the ones I ride here, and I generally expect the unexpected. I have no...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,177
Posted By gear64

I agree and even at night both motor vehicles and...

I agree and even at night both motor vehicles and bicycles are in constant arms race of ever brighter lights that I find counter productive and blinding. I feel like 'normal' lighting on newer motor...
04-11-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,695
Posted By gear64

I found a few things interesting here. I live...

I found a few things interesting here. I live almost perfectly between two MUPs. A couple of miles towards more affluent area (suburbia) is one of the most popular MUPs in the entire region. Once...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,303
Posted By gear64

My issue with at least some LBS is that they are...

My issue with at least some LBS is that they are staked to a single flagship brand. Recently I popped into my more regular one only to find out they switched flagships and no longer carried my...
Forum: Foo
04-04-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 2,236,285
Posted By gear64

Perfect opportunity for a trick rider who likes...

Perfect opportunity for a trick rider who likes to hop onto and over stuff.
03-31-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,323
Posted By gear64

Motorists can make similar argument, especially...

Motorists can make similar argument, especially with manual transmission. Not everyone can see everything every time. Everyone has their own special interest group excuse. Eventually there will only...
03-22-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 28,728
Posted By gear64

I rode on a particular MUP yesterday that I...

I rode on a particular MUP yesterday that I likely won't be riding on again any time soon. One popular section (@41F, sunny) was more dense than many days in the peak of perfect spring/early summer...
01-27-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,138
Posted By gear64

I got sold on wool 5 yrs ago or so. I have micro...

I got sold on wool 5 yrs ago or so. I have micro weights, mid weights and sweaters. I don't get cycling specific wear. While expensive getting a piece here and there as birthday or Christmas gift...
11-24-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By gear64

I've used GPS Tracks for walking, short hikes....

I've used GPS Tracks for walking, short hikes. For longer hikes I like to conserve my phone and rigged up a belt loop/day pack attachment for my cycling computer. I keep track of my overall fitness,...
10-31-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,264
Posted By gear64

This summer returning to the motel I was staying...

This summer returning to the motel I was staying at a 5-ish year old boy asked his dad "Why is that man riding a bicycle?", like it was the darnedest thing he'd ever seen.
10-29-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By gear64

The OP title is a little misleading. Regardless...

The OP title is a little misleading. Regardless the persons responsibility, he ignored the first penalty so it MUST be escalated. This is just one example of the millions of paper cuts (the license...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,006
Posted By gear64

There were a few things I recall not being able...

There were a few things I recall not being able to do for free, so I started using plotaroute. Free was more than adequate, but ad driven. I liked the features enough I now pay for plotaroute....
10-19-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,694
Posted By gear64

Yep, and in my opinion, for all the fuss people...

Yep, and in my opinion, for all the fuss people make about the importance of lights, and the ever increasing lumen war, nothing lights up light headlights on reflective material. Reflective materials...
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,212
Posted By gear64

They are sometimes heavily sleeved in ads though....

They are sometimes heavily sleeved in ads though. I got tired of pulling those sleeves off the various sections and discontinued. My choice is traditional newspaper in digital format on tablet. It's...
10-12-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Posted By gear64

I'm just glad to see another competitor....

I'm just glad to see another competitor. Personally I think Garmins are overpriced for what they provide relative to a smart phone or full blown laptop, or especially a raspberrypi. Not that a laptop...
10-06-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,703
Posted By gear64

I rode maybe 25 years without before trying MTB....

I rode maybe 25 years without before trying MTB. First time out went over bars, thought it might be good idea to get one. Once I had one seemed silly not to wear it for road biking as well. Streets...
09-27-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 18,222
Posted By gear64

I'm with you on this. I realize there's a minute...

I'm with you on this. I realize there's a minute increase in odds with cell phones and such that someone could be in a car for several minutes or more before exiting, but it's very rare I've passed...
Forum: Foo
09-27-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,671
Posted By gear64

Used sparingly.... In tech field you can...

Used sparingly.... In tech field you can reinforce your irrelevance if not careful.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,939
Posted By gear64

Maybe she was politely suggesting they might...

Maybe she was politely suggesting they might actually be too bright. That's my opinion of many models, bright enough to be counter productive in many instances. Analogous to riding into the sun. Not...
09-26-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,346
Posted By gear64

Yup earlier this year, while making a left turn,...

Yup earlier this year, while making a left turn, well into turn, from terminus of bike trail; a car from opposing parking lot just pulled up to exit at speed and right turned across my arc without...
09-20-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,527
Posted By gear64

It really shouldn't matter even if they were near...

It really shouldn't matter even if they were near you, no requirement to use them. The issue is many cyclists miss the MULTI USE part. I have much more empathy for the young kid erratically learning,...
09-14-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,675
Posted By gear64

I'm not curious enough to read an 80 page doc in...

I'm not curious enough to read an 80 page doc in detail, but a lot of what I expected at a glance ...varies... ....issues of methodology.... The second was more an opinion piece with uncited...
09-14-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,675
Posted By gear64

I'd be curious if just from automotive only...

I'd be curious if just from automotive only perspective there's any evidence running lights make any difference. I feel like the number of crashes and number of ems response required crashes...
09-14-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By gear64

I'm so thankful I grew up in an era of...

I'm so thankful I grew up in an era of independence, and believe me stuff happened back in the 70s; but that was life for better or worse. For school I walked 1 - 8, in high school dropped off early...
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