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08-04-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 286,873
Posted By UniChris

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Multiple Treks!

Mine is the one in the background, doing...
06-17-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,476
Posted By UniChris

I don't think that's how it's used. Rather,...

I don't think that's how it's used.

Rather, I'd say that a "cyclist" is someone who's developing some understanding, skills and capabilities to use a bike well.

Vs a "person on a bike" who...
06-15-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,508
Posted By UniChris

Presumably because the sideplates of the higher...

Presumably because the sideplates of the higher speed count chains are too thin.

In the re-usable links that I'm familiar with, the capture of the pin is done with a stepped hole in the side plate...
05-23-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,023
Posted By UniChris

In a situation of true distress I could see the...

In a situation of true distress I could see the role, but oddly enough I personally find air conditioning almost intolerable during a peak summer ride - even if I bought food somewhere with indoor...
04-24-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,770
Posted By UniChris

Wind chill more than flex became an issue for my...

Wind chill more than flex became an issue for my usual trail running type sneakers this winter, but I lucked out in scoring some closeout store brand low top hiking shoes that were nominally...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

87 mile day went well, actually, though we'll see...

87 mile day went well, actually, though we'll see how my knee feels about the group ride tomorrow.

Panniers worked very well.

My one concern is that although the webbing that attaches them runs...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

Bike's ready, but not sure I am. ...

Bike's ready, but not sure I am.

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Well, almost ready. Had to...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By UniChris

Oh well, hard to argue with simplicity. A...

Oh well, hard to argue with simplicity.

A rolling we shall go......
03-22-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,182
Posted By UniChris

That's not the useful question. The useful...

That's not the useful question. The useful question is if a given bike purchase is going to displace enough car kilometers to redeem the resources captured in its manufacture.

Consider in the US,...
03-22-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,182
Posted By UniChris

[/color] A bike that's not actually getting...

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A bike that's not actually getting used (and to actually displace car trips, rather than just for enjoyment) isn't really a win, since it requires substantial resources to manufacture.
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03-07-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,981
Posted By UniChris

But cows! Of course. But then, that's...

But cows!



Of course. But then, that's exactly what the person you are responding to said:

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The vectors are the cows. The potential pathogen they are a vector for is e.coli. And um,...
03-07-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,711
Posted By UniChris

As with most settings, this depends so much on...

As with most settings, this depends so much on user behavior. And indeed, it's worth keeping in mind that in most cases the consequences are a very bad day, though fatalities are possible.

Almost...
03-07-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,911
Posted By UniChris

I own an all-wheel drive cycling device. It's the...

I own an all-wheel drive cycling device. It's the essence of simplicity ;-)

As for this bit of reality-divorced rendering...



It's over something, but I'd call it whimsy more than...
03-04-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,402
Posted By UniChris

No, they haven't. VC makes no claim of invention...

No, they haven't. VC makes no claim of invention or ownership. VC is just one name for doing what many have independently (both before and after) come to the same conclusion is safest.

What you...
03-03-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,856
Posted By UniChris

You could be a right. However in the image I...

You could be a right.

However in the image I saw, the green was just a circle, not an arrow. To me that would imply there are times you can't turn.left, and times you can in the absence of...
03-03-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,856
Posted By UniChris

The location shows a three-lens traffic light,...

The location shows a three-lens traffic light, ie, without a protected left. So the bicyclist may well have been waiting on a green for an opportunity for a safe left.



That does indeed sound...
03-02-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,402
Posted By UniChris

I largely agree as both (as I think you're...

I largely agree as both (as I think you're saying) are uses of VC appropriate to those conditions. Of course, as you're probably also aware there's more, especially destination positioning and...
02-28-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,402
Posted By UniChris

As we've extensively agreed in the past, FRAP and...

As we've extensively agreed in the past, FRAP and taking the lane aren't actually exclusive. One takes the lane when there isn't room to be passed in it, which FRAP specifically allows. As we've both...
02-25-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,402
Posted By UniChris

Nevermind that it's exactly what most aware...

Nevermind that it's exactly what most aware cyclists are doing in the many situations where it makes sense.

"Vehicular Cycling" (and even moreso its progenitor) gets a lot of hate as a philosophy,...
02-24-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,711
Posted By UniChris

The assumption of invisibility has to be...

The assumption of invisibility has to be understood in context - in particular, it must never prompt trying to "hide".

It's unfortunately necessary when riding on many roads that don't have a...
02-21-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,377
Posted By UniChris

There are numerous examples, but they're only a...

There are numerous examples, but they're only a fraction of the national housing stock.

That's the problem.

The sort of thing that is needed very much exists, very much works, and is desirable...
02-20-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,377
Posted By UniChris

That you even has to ask demonstrates you've...

That you even has to ask demonstrates you've never really thought about this, but just assumed it doesn't exist.

Try for example, the central traditional neighborhoods of pretty much any town. The...
02-20-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By UniChris

Do you understand why passing stopped vehicles on...

Do you understand why passing stopped vehicles on the right is risky?

That's not to say that you can't do it, but when you do it, you're completely unexpected by those you're overtaking, so you...
02-20-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,377
Posted By UniChris

You're making two huge oversights. First,...

You're making two huge oversights.

First, you're extending from troubled cities to all dense sectors of all cities. A lot of the actual appeal of walkable areas is precisely what they offer for...
02-18-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,377
Posted By UniChris

That's not actually the issue. Many major stores...

That's not actually the issue. Many major stores have some housing nearby; it's just not where most of the housing is being built, because it's not where the land to build on is available.

Mixed...
02-17-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,511
Posted By UniChris

Wonder if they've realized any pedestrian they...

Wonder if they've realized any pedestrian they hit will be landing on top of them?
02-16-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By UniChris

I mostly agree with this. I would point out...

I mostly agree with this.

I would point out that the law does allow leaving the bike lane to go around an obstruction including another cyclist, however, there are many reports of the police...
02-14-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,356
Posted By UniChris

Except that the main point of the post you...

Except that the main point of the post you attacked was actually this:


Everyone knows actual cyclists run on gels and beer.[/color]
02-14-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,783
Posted By UniChris

The quickest check would have shown that this is...

The quickest check would have shown that this is a myth.

Some cell types are replaced faster, others aren't replaced period.
02-11-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By UniChris

There are definitely behavioral issues involved...

There are definitely behavioral issues involved in this even before the the hit and run, but there are also a number of other factors very, very much worth noting and thinking about.

First, the...
02-08-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,247
Posted By UniChris

YMMV but I recently bought a pair of dirt-cheap...

YMMV but I recently bought a pair of dirt-cheap "50 Strong" plastic bottle cages on Amazon and have been pleased, especially at their ability to grab 28 oz powerade bottles.
02-08-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 858
Posted By UniChris

Finally starting into a warmer week, yesterday's...

Finally starting into a warmer week, yesterday's snow yielded to rain and pretty good melting on road and rail-trail pavement. Headed out midafternoon for a nice 20 miles, slow rolled through some...
02-07-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,377
Posted By UniChris

In a way what they've done is demonstrate the...

In a way what they've done is demonstrate the fundamental problem.

When even some cyclists looking at this picture could conclude that the side-by-side bikes are taking up an unreasonable amount...
02-06-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 907
Posted By UniChris

That was actually the original goal - in truth,...

That was actually the original goal - in truth, the first time I ever personally needed to mount a tire was on my first wheel build, only a few years ago.

I'm not sure the used tubes we put back...
02-06-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,721
Posted By UniChris

Wouldn't hurt. That starts to be a price...

Wouldn't hurt.

That starts to be a price range where you actually have something to lose, but still at the very very low end of anything beyond a big box - more sports store than bike shop - so...
02-04-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By UniChris

Having looked around on streetview, my biggest...

Having looked around on streetview, my biggest takeaway is that I'd hate to feel like I had to take that route.

I fault the driver for fleeing, but with the highway offramp joining up from from...
02-03-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 907
Posted By UniChris

Thinking about giving nephew a bike - as a box of loose parts

I've been thinking about disposable culture, how despite biking "some" growing up there was never any need to do real maintenance, and how much fun I've been having lately wrenching on used bikes.
...
02-02-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 48,226
Posted By UniChris

More that when researching something of current...

More that when researching something of current personal interest, I found something that seems to be misleading.

BF has a tradition of making new threads for older, already existing topics, but a...
02-02-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By UniChris

"Wavy washers" are very much a thing for...

"Wavy washers" are very much a thing for achieving light preload, I'd keep that unless you feel it's worn out, in which case you might check McMaster-Carr which calls them "wave disc springs".
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01-30-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,700
Posted By UniChris

​​​​​​Sorry, but that's simply user error - you...

​​​​​​Sorry, but that's simply user error - you were riding above the design speed of the route. What if it had been a couple of little kids going the proper direction but barely moving, while...
01-29-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,700
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, I'm rather upset that the designs for a...

Indeed, I'm rather upset that the designs for a lot of upcoming projects in my area use these deceptively deadly bidirectional paths that leave you riding in the wrong direction for your side of the...
01-27-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 707
Posted By UniChris

That would be a misunderstanding of the...

That would be a misunderstanding of the situation.

A crank bolt is actually there primarily as an installation tool, not as a retention device. If the crank actually fits the spindle spline, you...
01-26-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,828
Posted By UniChris

Thanks for sharing the details! It really helps...

Thanks for sharing the details! It really helps that we have the same facts in mind when discussing the situation.

Taking your 15' number, the way I see it is this:

If I look in the PDF I...
01-26-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,828
Posted By UniChris

Let's look at the obvious exceptions...

Let's look at the obvious exceptions first:[/color]

You said the project had 15 foot lanes, if that came from an engineering drawing maybe, if it came from a visual perception this could possibly...
01-25-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,251
Posted By UniChris

The irony is that apart from crossing the ramps...

The irony is that apart from crossing the ramps and the occasional wildly distracted driver, an interstate shoulder probably is safer than a shoulderless 50 mph road.

But we don't do that back...
01-25-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,901
Posted By UniChris

Wow, just found a big box tier (granted...

Wow, just found a big box tier (granted ship-to-store) mountain bike I'd actually be excited about.

The Kent Airflex actually comes without a spring-loaded ballast sandbag up front! Granted that...
01-24-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,828
Posted By UniChris

This is a common misconception. Where the...

This is a common misconception.

Where the sign goes up, it's because there isn't room for a safe squeeze pass.

So you should take the lane.

Now, if oncoming traffic is so incessant that...
01-24-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By UniChris

Only if the goal is to have a single bike for...

Only if the goal is to have a single bike for everything.

I think there's a pretty solid argument for having a pig of a crappy weather bike that can wear the studs in winter (not to mention...
01-24-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 890
Posted By UniChris

Indeed. Grease is an oil suspended in a filler...

Indeed. Grease is an oil suspended in a filler (the lithium complex or whatever). If that oil has evaporated out, or polymerized into longer molecules making it something more of a tar, you're left...
01-23-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,901
Posted By UniChris

At the least, I'm finding fixing up craigslist...

At the least, I'm finding fixing up craigslist bikes a great learning experience.

I'm basically 2 for 3, first and last purchases have been great, middle one (which was actually two) more of a...
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