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Forum: Commuting
12-16-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,273
Posted By prairiepedaler

"With the blast shield down, how am I supposed to...

"With the blast shield down, how am I supposed to ride?" <<< patented BF signature
Forum: Commuting
12-14-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,273
Posted By noglider

A lot of cyclists seem to think their lights are...

A lot of cyclists seem to think their lights are adequate when (I think) they are not. Lights have improved a lot in recent years, so an excellent light is pretty affordable. I don't think maximum...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,771
Posted By noglider

Well I did it on Wednesday, and as I did it, I...

Well I did it on Wednesday, and as I did it, I thought of this thread. It was 37ļF and raining. I didn't even expect rain; it was a surprise. The sun had set. I was underdressed.

Well, it went far...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By BobbyG

Good old-fashioned rim brakes with minimal...

Good old-fashioned rim brakes with minimal clearance also provide this benefit.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Germany_chris

I run them tight because I prefer the way it looks

I run them tight because I prefer the way it looks
Forum: Commuting
12-08-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,771
Posted By noglider

I usually do ride in the rain if I'm scheduled to...

I usually do ride in the rain if I'm scheduled to ride. Only heavy rain when I set out (or a forecast of heavy rain when I'm schedule to return) will keep me off the bike.

Of course, when it's...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,273
Posted By Litho dbh

Hallelujah, brother. I want to be that irritant...

Hallelujah, brother. I want to be that irritant as well. 25 years commuting. So far so good. If a single light is coming toward me, I wonder, "bike, or a one-eyed car."?
Forum: Commuting
11-08-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By truthseeker14

Update. Well I reported it. I couldn't figure out...

Update. Well I reported it. I couldn't figure out what department to send it to, so I sent it to a Cincinnati councilman who has been an advocate for traffic safety where the incident had occurred....
Forum: Commuting
10-28-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By 79pmooney

A long time ago I lived in Milton, worked close...

A long time ago I lived in Milton, worked close to Fenway Park and didn't own a car. For a year, I rode in every day, Mon-Fri. Came in a few minutes late on a snow day. One of very few to even...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By livedarklions

Jurisdictions sometimes have general "nuisance"...

Jurisdictions sometimes have general "nuisance" or "disturbing the peace" or "creating unsafe conditions" statutes that might be stretched to cover this type of behavior if you happen to do it in...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You think bullying and intimidation with a motor...

You think bullying and intimidation with a motor vehicle is no big deal?
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,241
Posted By curbtender

Not mine, but fits here... ...

Not mine, but fits here...
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Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By mwaldin

Normally I would say that making people's lives...

Normally I would say that making people's lives miserable is not a good idea but in this case the person really needs to be "informed" of his bad behavior. Report him. That said, why were you riding...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By Bald Paul

For those of you who may not be from Bahsten, a...

For those of you who may not be from Bahsten, a Nor'Easter is a wikked bad stahm. :roflmao:
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By dkatz1

I don't think reporting a clown like that is...

I don't think reporting a clown like that is "snitching". It's not like the cyclist and the jerk are both in the mafia, or on the same cell block.
THis was a citizen, being harrased (dangerously) by...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By RoadKill

I was buzzed by a school bus so reported it and...

I was buzzed by a school bus so reported it and sent video to the district which connected me to the school bus driving head trainer. That person said she was surprised that the driver in my video...
10-24-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,640
Posted By ThermionicScott

$50 for that was a steal! :thumb:

$50 for that was a steal! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
10-24-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By teejaywhy

Yeah, don't want to violate the criminals code of...

Yeah, don't want to violate the criminals code of conduct.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By canopus

I once saw a guy in a company environmental truck...

I once saw a guy in a company environmental truck with a number and a phone on the back throw trash out while waiting for a red light. Trash pisses me off, so I called the company and reported the...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By Daniel4

There's a purpose for the " How's my driving?"...

There's a purpose for the " How's my driving?" written on the back of some trucks.

They should not be limited only to trucks with that written on them.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By livedarklions

Look, if someone in a city truck is taking out...

Look, if someone in a city truck is taking out their bad day on me when I'm riding reasonably and legally, I'm reporting him. I don't know about the lane choice here, if anything I suspect OP typoed...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Report to the authorities. Get a case number, to...

Report to the authorities. Get a case number, to ensure a report is actually recorded, and then follow up on it.

Telling his boss isn't likely to have the employee held accountable, as it would...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By pdlamb

So, if someone were to post, "F*** you,...

So, if someone were to post, "F*** you, I-Like-To-Bike! Get off bikeforums!!", would that be closer to acceptable or closer to vile behavior?
Forum: Commuting
10-21-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By jon c.

Is it really that difficult to discern? ...

Is it really that difficult to discern?

But these days someone will defend every vile behavior. Just because.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By Funkywheels63

I don't know why, but you got a chuckle out of me...

I don't know why, but you got a chuckle out of me with that response. If the guy was a cop, I'd definitely would report his butt. he should know better. either way, report it. his supervisor might be...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By jon c.

Public servants should be held accountable for...

Public servants should be held accountable for their actions while on duty. Swearing at citizens is unacceptable behavior. He should be reported.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By caloso

The OP's role is as a road user and taxpayer.

The OP's role is as a road user and taxpayer.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By downtube42

I was going to say forget it, until you mentioned...

I was going to say forget it, until you mentioned the prior buzzing. Assuming that means an illegal and/or dangerously close pass, that's a whole 'nother level. Report that.

If an "accident"...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By Hypno Toad

Report! I've done this a few times, and to...

Report!

I've done this a few times, and to be clear have limited expectations on the response, but things will never change if we stay silent with hateful people .... especially when they get...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,262
Posted By WonderMonkey

I give a head nod and a two-finger thing on the...

I give a head nod and a two-finger thing on the handlebars unless I know they are a waver, then I wave. I want to be friendly but not intrusive.
12-21-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,103
Posted By Sluggo

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My Gary Hale was originally equiped with a full Galli/Maillard groupo -- Galli...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-19-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,455
Posted By guy153

Yeah but if we're honest this is really just...

Yeah but if we're honest this is really just marketing guff and there's obviously no such thing as magic. Some people are better at better at making bikes than others and I'm sure there are many...
12-17-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,176
Posted By randyjawa

Power sucker. Every time you push a pedal you go...

Power sucker. Every time you push a pedal you go up = power loss and for what? A bouncy ride? Not for this little black duck!
12-17-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,176
Posted By CV-6

Looking at it, all I can see is how much further...

Looking at it, all I can see is how much further down the seat post is going to be in the seat tube and how crappy it will look as a result.
12-17-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,160
Posted By cyccommute

Iíve never found a need to cover any bike part in...

Iíve never found a need to cover any bike part in oil to prevent corrosion. In my opinion, having excess oil covering parts is a problem rather than a solution. I prefer my drivetrains to be...
12-17-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,176
Posted By RobbieTunes

Almost looks too logical. Which means it was...

Almost looks too logical.
Which means it was likely tried long ago, and was not adopted as a design.
12-17-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,160
Posted By J.Higgins

Miniscule compared to the millions of flashlight...

Miniscule compared to the millions of flashlight batteries that wind up in our landfills annually.
12-16-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,972
Posted By Davet

Unlikely the bike you saw was Italian. Columbus...

Unlikely the bike you saw was Italian. Columbus tubes have been/are being used by hundreds of bicycle and frame builders throughout North America.
12-16-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,834
Posted By noglider

My spouse has trouble with left turns. She's...

My spouse has trouble with left turns. She's right-handed. Same problem skiing, though we have only skied a few times.

I don't have any such problem. I guess I'm fairly symmetrical in my strength...
12-16-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,160
Posted By noglider

Don't worry about the pile-on. I learned from it.

Don't worry about the pile-on. I learned from it.
12-15-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,160
Posted By ramzilla

Funny thing. I used to work in a auto parts...

Funny thing. I used to work in a auto parts store. For about a year or so. Back in the day. When I was young. I was the assistant manager. So, I practically ran the place. Around 1974. We sold a lot...
12-15-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,333
Posted By Slightspeed

I raced back in the "60s on this Legnano Roma,...

I raced back in the "60s on this Legnano Roma, with a 53/45 front and usually a 24t 5 speed rear. Honestly, I don't know how we did hills. Being 50 lbs lighter probably helped, as well as 50 years...
12-15-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,160
Posted By randyjawa

Every landfill site, where I live and I frequent...

Every landfill site, where I live and I frequent four each week (not so much in the winter). Each landfill site has a solvent disposal container, for most solvents, oils etc.

I use WD40 to clean...
12-14-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,333
Posted By merziac

[QUOTE=robertorolfo;21828211]Pretty sure he was...

[QUOTE=robertorolfo;21828211]Pretty sure he was joking. But an outdated point of view is just as bad as using a term like "ok boomer," no?

And this is an entirely different can of worms, probably...
12-14-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,333
Posted By since6

But the coolest thing to me about the vintage...

But the coolest thing to me about the vintage bike are those moments, often in autumn. You've miss judged when the rain was going to come and it's catching you on that last ten miles of the ride. The...
12-14-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,333
Posted By jackbombay

There are some people that kind of brag about...

There are some people that kind of brag about "sit and spin" as if its the undisputed proper way to ride a bike, and there are advantages to it, but to never get out of the saddle and try to twist...
12-14-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,160
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Proper household solvent disposal per NYC Dept....

Proper household solvent disposal per NYC Dept. of Environmental Conservation:

https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/solvent.pdf
12-14-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,333
Posted By caloso

What's worse is when you go back to your old...

What's worse is when you go back to your old college campus that happens to be on a hill-side and you think "Holy crap, I used to ride up this hill on a 30-lb Schwinn with a 42-25 and a backpack full...
12-14-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,415
Posted By SwimmerMike

Well.... I did the final checkout of the bike...

Well.... I did the final checkout of the bike and did a really short shake-out ride on the bike. These shifters are definitely different. They work, but the shifting is odd it's an awkward hand...
12-14-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,333
Posted By daka

eBikes need to be ridden responsibly. I've been...

eBikes need to be ridden responsibly. I've been annoyed more than once by an eBike passing within inches at 30mph on a bike trail. Technically, they are mopeds and, unless ridden with some care and...
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