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Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-07, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Cyclepath

Thanks, i found an email address at the Velo...

Thanks, i found an email address at the Velo site. Supposedly they carry them.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Cyclepath

My query has provoked a lot of joking around for...

My query has provoked a lot of joking around for some reason, i didn't think it was that funny. I hope somebody can help me out.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Cyclepath

Can you have GuitarWizard post to this thread,...

Can you have GuitarWizard post to this thread, Botto?

I think the vertical flags are best for visibility in intersections. I want a horizontal flag, had way too many near-sideswipes & want a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Cyclepath

Flag Source?

I posted on this at Mechanics but it petered out. I'm looking for a source for those warning flags that mount to the side of the bike. I could not inquire from the maker because the code he requires...
02-27-07, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Cyclepath

I don't have a rack, otherwise that would work...

I don't have a rack, otherwise that would work well. My bike is in the shop, so i can't visualize if it would work duct-taped to the stays?
02-26-07, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Cyclepath

Thanks, but i would rather buy the unit as made...

Thanks, but i would rather buy the unit as made by the guy in Cali. For some reason his code is missing from the site (he wants a code typed in, not enough to just have his email address loaded with...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-07, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,050
Posted By Cyclepath

Flag Problem: The code to email the guy in Cali...

Flag Problem: The code to email the guy in Cali is missing from his site. If anyone has it please let me know. The Velo site makes no mention of the flags that i could find.
02-26-07, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Cyclepath

Thanks, East Hill

Thanks, East Hill
02-26-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Cyclepath

Thanks, Sharr. I didn't have any details,...

Thanks, Sharr.

I didn't have any details, but i've seen them referred to on this forum, to establish more space in traffic. I don't know if they were jerry-rigged or there's a commercial product.
02-26-07, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Cyclepath

Can i get a serious answer? Anyway i think...

Can i get a serious answer?

Anyway i think he meant Nathan Bedford Forrest.
02-26-07, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Cyclepath

3 Foot Sticks?

Where can i order a set of these? (Establish more space in the lane.) Thanks.
02-21-07, 07:02 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 7,797
Posted By Cyclepath

No doubt all those hostile, speeding drivers are...

No doubt all those hostile, speeding drivers are suffering from paranoid schizophrenia & an inferiority complex, compensating for the smallness of their organs with the large size of their pickups,...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-07, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By Cyclepath

I've never had a problem with any female drivers...

I've never had a problem with any female drivers but one in 40 years of riding. They are always, always, under 40 white males, usually driving pickups. I ride only on side streets now because its...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,066
Posted By Cyclepath

It Came From Outer Space.:)

It Came From Outer Space.:)
02-14-07, 03:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,169
Posted By Cyclepath

It's the result of generations of brainwashing...

It's the result of generations of brainwashing coupled with being kept in ignorance of environmental & other factors, & the deliberate corporate/government destruction of the mass transit system...
02-14-07, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,838
Posted By Cyclepath

Well said, Roody. AND governments of...

Well said, Roody. AND governments of less-industrialised nations have bought completely into the Western capitalist schema of hyper-consumption, which means that countries like India & the PRC will...
02-14-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By Cyclepath

Who pays for Wal-Mart "bargains": ...

Who pays for Wal-Mart "bargains":

http://www.alternet.org/workplace/27829
02-12-07, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,477
Posted By Cyclepath

Liking bikes is fine - at the same time "healthy...

Liking bikes is fine - at the same time "healthy addiction" is an oxymoron since addiction by definition involves compulsion & thus suffering. Biking can be an enjoyable habit but if it's an...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-07, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,184
Posted By Cyclepath

Well said. No need to further subsidize the...

Well said. No need to further subsidize the Chinese military bureaucrats who own the People's Republic's industry. Wal-Marts are conduits of cash right to their bank accounts.
02-08-07, 04:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,186
Posted By Cyclepath

I ride 'em til parts can no longer be had.. My...

I ride 'em til parts can no longer be had.. My second-hand Puch is about 20-30 years old, (nobody seems sure) & still running strong; all the components have been upgraded/replaced except the front...
02-07-07, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By Cyclepath

As discussed above, there's little real danger of...

As discussed above, there's little real danger of rustout from inside the tubes. It's true however that boiled linseed oil makes a good dry metal protectant once it sets up. It was used for this in...
02-07-07, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By Cyclepath

I store my bikes in the house & have had no rust,...

I store my bikes in the house & have had no rust, aside from a spot of surface rust under the bottom bracket on my old "wet weather"Puch where the paint was worn off long ago. I sanded it down &...
02-06-07, 07:40 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,759
Posted By Cyclepath

Remarkably, i've never enountered a serious dog...

Remarkably, i've never enountered a serious dog attack here (once years ago, but the owner was on the scene & called the dog in). Here we have only to deal with snarling, yapping, & lunging cagers.:)
02-05-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,359
Posted By Cyclepath

Trouble is, drivers too have their own notions...

Trouble is, drivers too have their own notions about the "proper" place of a ped, or just want to act out their displaced frustrations against high prices, gutted health care & the Iraq war.

I...
01-29-07, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cyclepath

Hey, they stole that from Mark Twain, who said it...

Hey, they stole that from Mark Twain, who said it about New England....
01-29-07, 08:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,266
Posted By Cyclepath

Nobody rode a bike to our high school. Everyone...

Nobody rode a bike to our high school. Everyone "wanted" a car & i believe bike-riding was regarded as a Communist activity. I walked to school as there was no safe place to lock up a bike.
01-28-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By Cyclepath

Even easy solutions require education. Billions...

Even easy solutions require education. Billions are being spent on motor vehicle ads, not ads for public transit. The ruling elites see it as in their interests not to propagate solutions to these...
01-28-07, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By Cyclepath

It's a basic contradiction of our culture. "Hard...

It's a basic contradiction of our culture. "Hard work" is a value always officially touted, but on the other hand there is also the message that we should avoid hard work at all costs & that this is...
01-26-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By Cyclepath

Karl Marx described how capitalism would...

Karl Marx described how capitalism would self-destruct long before it became obvious. But of course since "communism is dead" we don't think we can learn from that or could gain from reading Marx ...
01-25-07, 02:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,263
Posted By Cyclepath

Nothing compared to corporate welfare (government...

Nothing compared to corporate welfare (government doling out taxpayers' funds to big business, often their own cronies; - see Halliburton, McDonnel Douglas, & the many other beneficiaries of the Bush...
01-25-07, 01:49 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,041
Posted By Cyclepath

In 1807 the US was a long way from being an...

In 1807 the US was a long way from being an industrial & military powerhouse. The US was a fairly insignificant nation without much of a military.(not that i value military power as such. When...
01-25-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Cyclepath

Misteps can & do occur. "Cages" & bikes are so...

Misteps can & do occur. "Cages" & bikes are so mismatched in so many ways that the risk is great for the cyclist.

Riding on state hiways etc. is illegal here & seems to be one of the few traffic...
01-23-07, 06:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,379
Posted By Cyclepath

Political red herring by Bush - he's not going to...

Political red herring by Bush - he's not going to be in office that long. Another distraction while the civilian death count in Iraq rises (over .5 million now).

Al Qaida (along with the Taliban)...
01-19-07, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By Cyclepath

Thanks for that. My Peugeot Success with double...

Thanks for that. My Peugeot Success with double butted frame tubes is just decaled "CrMo" & i wondered if there was more to the story.

Any comments on combining an alu fork (Sakae Litage FX in my...
01-08-07, 01:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,673
Posted By Cyclepath

Only there were no WMD in Iraq (not counting...

Only there were no WMD in Iraq (not counting chemical weapons precursors sold them by Washington), & no terrorists (guerrillas from another point of view) until Bush started the war. See Iraq Vets...
01-07-07, 06:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,863
Posted By Cyclepath

I had my two clean crmos on Ebay - got two...

I had my two clean crmos on Ebay - got two nibbles, one guy after the auction wanted to give me $50 for BOTH. I decided to keep the bikes & upgrade/replace parts as needed. I don't need a 10 speed....
01-04-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,334
Posted By Cyclepath

We have two universities, a high school, middle...

We have two universities, a high school, middle school, & tech school in our small ex-industrial city/semi-rural area & fair bus transport as well as a Dial-a-Ride service. Hardly anyone rides bikes...
01-03-07, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Cyclepath

Yes, The CIA has reported an ominous upsurge in...

Yes, The CIA has reported an ominous upsurge in Koran-reading bicyclists....
01-03-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By Cyclepath

More power to you, Mass. I lived in NoHo for 2...

More power to you, Mass. I lived in NoHo for 2 years & suffered more near misses (& one not a miss, grazing my rear wheel) than i experienced in over 10 years of riding in CT.

The rate of bike...
01-01-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Cyclepath

9 spd on a 7 frame - that means cold-setting the...

9 spd on a 7 frame - that means cold-setting the frame?

I was figuring to replace the 7 spd setup with a new 7 spd wheelset for the Puch if i didn't get a "new" used 9 spd bike, so i would not...
01-01-07, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,709
Posted By Cyclepath

I've learned the hard way not to neglect...

I've learned the hard way not to neglect maintenance.. Many problems can develop beyond repair without any obvious symptoms.

By the same token, it may be hard to go to the shop every year (if not...
01-01-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Cyclepath

I referred to a used 9 spd, not a new one. ...

I referred to a used 9 spd, not a new one.

By overhaul i mean repacking bearings. The Peugeot has just had the wheels done but due to the question of whether the worn cup can be replaced or not,...
01-01-07, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Cyclepath

By overhaul i meant repacking all bearings...

By overhaul i meant repacking all bearings (except pedals). The Peugeot has just had its wheel bearings repacked but whether the cup can be replaced is in question, the wrench says maybe all he can...
01-01-07, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Cyclepath

Replace Bikes or Further Upgrade?

I have a circa 1970s-80s Puch tourer with all upgraded parts several years old (105, Suntour triple) except the front wheel, which is an older Weinmann but has never needed truing. The rear Weinmann...
01-01-07, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,709
Posted By Cyclepath

Latvia sounds like bike paradise. I just paid $88...

Latvia sounds like bike paradise. I just paid $88 to have two wheels overhauled & one trued. Plus pros are hard to come by in my town.:)
12-31-06, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 877
Posted By Cyclepath

Shows again, America is #1!:)

Shows again, America is #1!:)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-06, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By Cyclepath

It seems to be a sport here , the dead are many...

It seems to be a sport here , the dead are many (mainly squirrels, some possum, rarely deer & crows) while in Western Massachusetts i rarely saw any road kill.
12-28-06, 10:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,871
Posted By Cyclepath

I've had many close encounters with motor...

I've had many close encounters with motor vehicles but whether the drivers were intoxicated, careless or malicious, or intoxicated & malicious, i have no idea. I only know that they passed much...
12-25-06, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 924
Posted By Cyclepath

The "market is an abstraction that dictates...

The "market is an abstraction that dictates nothing. There are a variety of reasons that determine prices. People may simply not know, for example, that they are paying $750 for an undersized...
12-24-06, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Cyclepath

Human Rights Watch - PRC Abuses of Human Rights,...

Human Rights Watch - PRC Abuses of Human Rights, 2006.

http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/01/18/china12270.htm
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