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11-23-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By sbhikes

I guess I'll try to sell it. I tried once before...

I guess I'll try to sell it. I tried once before but got no response. Maybe someday I'll find a bigger raleigh. I found this one along with a much larger raleigh that was too big for me. It also had...
11-23-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By sbhikes

Ok, I measured everything. Cranks: 140mm ...

Ok, I measured everything.
Cranks: 140mm
Approx 125mm from the current pedal to the ground, or 4 and 3/4 inches approx.
I need about 1 inch more seat post plus maybe another inch or two inside for...
11-22-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By sbhikes

Crank length on juvenile bike with 24" wheels

I wasn't sure if I should post this in classic bikes or here.

I found a classic Ralleigh 3-speed bike. It is a kid's bike with 24" wheels. I can fit on it, maybe a couple more inches of seat post...
10-07-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,237
Posted By sbhikes

I spent the last 2 summers walking from Mexico to...

I spent the last 2 summers walking from Mexico to Canada. At one point I got a ride in someone's car and realized that the car makes long distances seem short and short distances seem long. So 10...
10-07-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,173
Posted By sbhikes

Should I sell my truck?

I almost never drive it. The only time I ever drive it is either to take my recumbent trike down to Ventura to ride with a recumbent bike club or to maybe once in a while haul something. Mostly I...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,708
Posted By sbhikes

I don't have a job so I don't have a commute, but...

I don't have a job so I don't have a commute, but when I did...
Pros:
I felt good getting some exercise.
The cool morning air. The smells of people cooking good food in the evening.
The beautiful...
11-27-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By sbhikes

The tires are really worn. I cannot read anything...

The tires are really worn. I cannot read anything on them. I'm not sure the model, either. Here are some pictures. I've put a full-sized bike next to it to show the difference.

The bike:...
11-27-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,094
Posted By sbhikes

I've never been much of a cellphone person. I...

I've never been much of a cellphone person. I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail this summer. I accidentally brought my cellphone. I had intended to put it in a box and mail it to myself and have it on...
11-27-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,412
Posted By sbhikes

Clarification: I need more clients. Also, I...

Clarification: I need more clients.

Also, I found two more bikes (I keep finding classic 3-speed bikes abandoned in my neighborhood) and I need tires for one of them and time to take them down to...
11-26-08, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By sbhikes

What size tire Raleigh 3-speed

I keep finding vintage bikes abandoned in my neighborhood. My latest find is a 1969 Raleigh 3-speed. It is a very small bike, smaller than the usual size. It might be a juvenile bike. The rim is...
11-26-08, 10:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,412
Posted By sbhikes

I need to acquire more work.

I need to acquire more work.
11-26-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,424
Posted By sbhikes

I am late to the conversation, but in response to...

I am late to the conversation, but in response to the original question, my response is that increased cycling promotes VC and not the other way around. You can't increase cycling by promoting VC but...
10-04-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,305
Posted By sbhikes

I rent. It's too expensive in Santa Barbara for...

I rent. It's too expensive in Santa Barbara for me to own. My boyfriend owns and I live with him, so it's pretty close. But I think paying a mortgage and property taxes is not much better than...
09-13-08, 03:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,261
Posted By sbhikes

By the way, we should actually be more concerned...

By the way, we should actually be more concerned with the effect that all this carbon we are unsequestering is having on the oceans. They are measurably more acidic now because the ocean is a carbon...
09-13-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,261
Posted By sbhikes

This is so true. You can totally see it when you...

This is so true. You can totally see it when you get away from the propaganda for a while. When you come back, it's all so clear what is wrong. Slowly it starts to feel normal again. It's maddening...
09-13-08, 09:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,364
Posted By sbhikes

Why should we bother? Haven't we learned that...

Why should we bother? Haven't we learned that consumerism is not the pathway to happiness?

And you want to know the best way to starve government and the corporations? Earn very low wages and...
09-10-08, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,617
Posted By sbhikes

My first full-sized bike was a Raleigh 3-speed....

My first full-sized bike was a Raleigh 3-speed. Later it was replaced by a Nishiki 10-speed. I miss the Raleigh.

The first bike I bought as an adult was a Torelli racing bike. It was really fast...
09-10-08, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By sbhikes

The S-6 is what I ordered. It's on its way. ...

The S-6 is what I ordered. It's on its way.

It seems that for bikes with fenders and chain guards your choices are beach cruisers, over-priced commuter bikes and old bikes. I've tried the plastic...
09-08-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By sbhikes

Found a cool bike

So on a walk the other day I found a cool bike. It's a very old, probably 1970 or so Schwinn Breeze ladies 3-speed. The only thing wrong with it is it needs a tire.

I found out why it was...
09-08-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,678
Posted By sbhikes

I personally walked through 1500 linear miles of...

I personally walked through 1500 linear miles of evidence that climate change has already happened. In the first 700 miles not more than a day went by that I did not walk through burned forest. Not...
08-26-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,464
Posted By sbhikes

I'm car lite but I also have a Vespa. If I drive...

I'm car lite but I also have a Vespa. If I drive I usually choose the Vespa. I only drive the truck when I have to haul something, usually, ironically a bicycle.
08-16-08, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,322
Posted By sbhikes

You might find some useful information at...

You might find some useful information at http://asthecrowflies.org. The owner of the site spends a lot of time long-distance hiking (right now all her blog posts are "trail twitters" from the PCT)...
08-15-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By sbhikes

Wait until the price of gas comes down. I...

Wait until the price of gas comes down. I honestly believe the raised prices was a plot by the oil companies to see just exactly how high the price could go before people might start to change and...
08-13-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By sbhikes

Yep. Having the right tools for the job makes all...

Yep. Having the right tools for the job makes all the difference in the world. One of these days I want a trailer.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By sbhikes

I'd jump on the shopping spree bandwagon if the...

I'd jump on the shopping spree bandwagon if the commute was 10 miles or more. I ride on a regular old mountain bike with slick tires, a nice rack and Jaand grocery bags and have been perfectly happy....
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By sbhikes

Your commute is 2.5 miles. You can do that with a...

Your commute is 2.5 miles. You can do that with a garage sale bike. What you're really asking is how can you justify a shopping spree.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By sbhikes

Ironically, the title of this topic does pose a...

Ironically, the title of this topic does pose a valid question.

Bike Commuters Rights? Do they exist?

The answer, naturally, is in your state's vehicle code.

The problem you are having is...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,880
Posted By sbhikes

I only ride for fun when there are other people...

I only ride for fun when there are other people to ride with. Otherwise I do not like to just go out and ride to nowhere.

I am like a lot of you. I'll make up a destination if I don't have one...
08-10-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By sbhikes

I think I used to fill up my tank every two...

I think I used to fill up my tank every two weeks. I can't remember the last time I filled it. I think I fill it about 4 times a year.
08-10-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,252
Posted By sbhikes

I would like to purchase insurance that takes...

I would like to purchase insurance that takes into account the fact that I rarely drive my truck. I really should get my butt in gear and see if that's possible.

I tried in the past but my stupid...
08-10-08, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,541
Posted By sbhikes

Thanks. I came back -- to this sub-forum anyway...

Thanks. I came back -- to this sub-forum anyway -- because I recently hiked 1500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. I was car-free for 3 months. Bike free, too. When I could get my hands on a bike,...
08-10-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,008
Posted By sbhikes

Recently I lived for 3 months on the Pacific...

Recently I lived for 3 months on the Pacific Crest Trail. I slept out in Nature every night. I stocked up on supplies and used the Internet when I arrived in small towns along the way. I mailed...
08-08-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,530
Posted By sbhikes

I recently got some power grips second-hand but...

I recently got some power grips second-hand but my feet seem to be too big to fit in them. I can barely shove my foot in beyond the very end of my toes. I wear about a men's size 9 shoe so this...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-08, 12:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,444
Posted By sbhikes

I have one bike that's for transportation and...

I have one bike that's for transportation and another for recreation. Since I don't have a job, I can't really commute, but I do run errands or attend things using my bike. I probably do that more...
08-08-08, 12:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,541
Posted By sbhikes

I am not car-free and one reason is that I don't...

I am not car-free and one reason is that I don't want to go through the hassle of purchasing a car should I decide I want one later. I have a pick-up truck that's perfectly good, has low miles, runs...
08-04-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,698
Posted By sbhikes

I think you are all looking in the wrong place...

I think you are all looking in the wrong place for food to forage.

Try the Dumpster behind the natural foods grocery store. Try the one behind the regular grocery store, too, if they don't...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By sbhikes

I think it's important to choose a hair style...

I think it's important to choose a hair style that supports your way of life and not try to fight your hair all the time. For some that means really short hair. For me it means really long hair.
04-14-08, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,827
Posted By sbhikes

You obviously have no experience with recumbent...

You obviously have no experience with recumbent trikes.

I might be slow, but my trike is very maneuverable. No I won't be hopping any curbs but I can't do that on a road bike either. My friend...
02-24-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,943
Posted By sbhikes

David Whiting, I appreciate what you are doing....

David Whiting, I appreciate what you are doing. Thank you. If only your audience was drivers and not just triatheletes and similar people. At least it is a start.
02-24-08, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By sbhikes

According to Forbes, Houston ranks #5 for worst...

According to Forbes, Houston ranks #5 for worst traffic in the US. The hack economists of the ADC think unfettered zoning and traffic is good for the economy, but here's what Forbes has to say about...
01-22-08, 02:38 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,841
Posted By sbhikes

VC is whatever Helmet Head and John Forester say...

VC is whatever Helmet Head and John Forester say it is at any particular moment in time. (And what they say changes moment-to-moment and they don't even agree with each other.)

But six-jours has...
01-22-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,755
Posted By sbhikes

I saw a segment on 60 minutes or one of those...

I saw a segment on 60 minutes or one of those kinds of shows where they showed a study that was done in a simulator. People drove in sunny conditions (as represented on the screen) at a certain...
01-11-08, 06:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,711
Posted By sbhikes

According to the wikipedia article he did exactly...

According to the wikipedia article he did exactly the opposite. By purposefully putting in bridges too low to allow public transportation he blocked access to the beach from those who would take the...
01-11-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,540
Posted By sbhikes

Let's just hope the OS for these cars isn't...

Let's just hope the OS for these cars isn't Microsoft.
01-11-08, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By sbhikes

Very clever you are. But the most important thing...

Very clever you are. But the most important thing is to give everyone a steely-eyed stare.
01-09-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By sbhikes

One of these days I will get a video camera and...

One of these days I will get a video camera and show you my ride to work. My office moved and added 5 more miles to my trip. Because the whole extra 5 miles can be done along a bike path, it adds...
01-09-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 938
Posted By sbhikes

They should put as much effort and thought...

They should put as much effort and thought (though not necessarily as much money since it wouldn't need as much) into the bicycle transportation system as they do to the motor vehicle transportation...
01-08-08, 03:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 938
Posted By sbhikes

You have to do everything. You have to have...

You have to do everything. You have to have decent riding conditions and you have to have people using and maintaining those conditions. If you don't have all of it you won't get people to use...
01-08-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,707
Posted By sbhikes

I don't think high speed is all that important...

I don't think high speed is all that important when it comes to whether a street is safe or not. A high speed street with a lot of intersections and not much room, yeah, not too safe. A high speed...
01-08-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 8,335
Posted By sbhikes

I have to disagree with you disagreeing with me....

I have to disagree with you disagreeing with me. All the people I know in real life who are advocates usually advocate for both street skills and facilities and most of all for getting people out of...
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