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09-02-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 65
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Posted By daihard

Exactly my feeling, too. Riding a bike is often...

Exactly my feeling, too. Riding a bike is often portrayed as a special activity in North America. It's not to me. I ride a bike just like I walk, take transit or drive.
08-05-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,853
Posted By daihard

I think it depends on the environment in which to...

I think it depends on the environment in which to ride e-bikes, too. In the Netherlands, where people typically ride at an average speed of 12 mph (or less) in safely segregated bike infrastructure,...
08-05-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,853
Posted By daihard

I understand what you're saying. To me, it's not...

I understand what you're saying. To me, it's not so much about competing with cars as about being comfortable riding with cars. I feel comfortable riding at 15-20 mph among cars (i.e. while taking...
08-05-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,853
Posted By daihard

I generally support a 25 km/h (15.5 mph) limit on...

I generally support a 25 km/h (15.5 mph) limit on power assist, though in North America, it may not be adequate for riding with traffic, which you often have to do in order to ride safely. People in...
08-05-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,482
Posted By daihard

As a personal rule, I always call out when...

As a personal rule, I always call out when passing someone in a bike lane or on an MUP, whether it's another person biking or someone on foot. When I complete the pass, I always wave at them or say...
08-05-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,853
Posted By daihard

The article focuses on the danger that elderly...

The article focuses on the danger that elderly people face while riding an a-bike, rather than the danger e-bikes may or may not cause on other people. As far as I know, the Netherlands doesn't...
08-05-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By daihard

That looks nice! I'll definitely take a look -...

That looks nice! I'll definitely take a look - especially since I've still been undecided.
08-04-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,194
Posted By daihard

In my observation, those honourable titles are...

In my observation, those honourable titles are given to people who ride dangerously. I have zero problem with those who ride at, say, 20 MPH but call out and give me enough space when passing. OTOH,...
08-04-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By daihard

She obviously doesn't think blocking a bike lane...

She obviously doesn't think blocking a bike lane for a few minutes creates danger. She also blames "how the city works" rather than herself for breaking the law. She's no better than other morons who...
08-04-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,853
Posted By daihard

I believe Washington State has adopted that...

I believe Washington State has adopted that definition. Now Seattle has just started a pilot program to allow Class-1 and Class-2 e-bikes on some of its popular MUPs. I fully support the program.
07-25-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,853
Posted By daihard

Has it ever occurred to you that it's not just...

Has it ever occurred to you that it's not just the "lazy" people who ride an e-bike for fun? I personally know people with medical issues who wouldn't be able to ride a bike without power assist. I...
07-11-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,853
Posted By daihard

Bikes that don't require pedalling are not bikes....

Bikes that don't require pedalling are not bikes. They should be classified as mopeds. If your argument is to require a license to operate mopeds (including those types of "bikes"), then I agree.
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07-11-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,853
Posted By daihard

E-bikes require pedalling. They only provide...

E-bikes require pedalling. They only provide electric power assist up to a certain speed. Here, for instance, Class-1 and Class-2 e-bikes provide power assist up to 20 mph, and Class-3 e-bikes up to...
07-11-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,853
Posted By daihard

Just riding fast doesn't take experience. In...

Just riding fast doesn't take experience. In fact, many experienced riders I know ride fast only where and when it's safe to do so.

There are a lot of people who depend on e-bikes to get around -...
07-10-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,853
Posted By daihard

I'm with you on this. People can (and do) ride...

I'm with you on this. People can (and do) ride fast, dangerously and/or irresponsibly regardless of the type of the bike they're on. I see no need to single out e-bikes.
07-04-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By daihard

The picture on the left right above the video...

The picture on the left right above the video shows the Out Front mount rotated so the phone is placed right over the stem. I like this flexibility. Of course, positioning the Out Front this way...
07-02-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By daihard

Thumbs up Thanks guys. It's good to know that I don't need...

Thanks guys. It's good to know that I don't need to worry about shock and vibration.

I'm leaning towards getting the "Out Front" mount as it allows you to position the phone over the stem as well....
07-01-18, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By daihard

I play games like Ingress and Pokémon GO on my...

I play games like Ingress and Pokémon GO on my smartphone, both of which require access to the entire screen for various operations. Just to be clear, I don't play while moving. :-)
07-01-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By daihard

Thanks! Unfortunately, the rubber band that...

Thanks! Unfortunately, the rubber band that covers part of the screen would be a blocker for me. I may be able to get around it by adjusting the position of the phone, but I'd rather not have to...
07-01-18, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By daihard

Thanks, guys! I have pretty much decided to try...

Thanks, guys! I have pretty much decided to try Quick Lock. The only remaining question is, should I actually change my mind and mount my phone on the handlebar/stem? How do you guys have yours set...
06-30-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By daihard

Thumbs up Thanks! I took a quick look at the Quad Lock....

Thanks! I took a quick look at the Quad Lock. Looks like I'd have to buy their universal adaptor since they don't sell a case for my phone (Pixel 2). I'll ask them (through Amazon) if the adaptor...
06-30-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By daihard

Smartphone holder for the top tube?

Hi.

Does anyone have recommendation for a top-tube mountable smartphone holder? I see a lot of holders mountable onto the handlebars or the stem, and I see a lot of smartphone cases that can be...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,822
Posted By daihard

Thanks. For some reason, my shoestrings are...

Thanks. For some reason, my shoestrings are extremely long. Your reply has given me an idea, though. Maybe I should replace mine with shorter ones.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,822
Posted By daihard

Thanks. It feels a bit uncomfortable when the...

Thanks. It feels a bit uncomfortable when the plastic tip of the shoestring ends up between the shoes and the "bony" part of my foot, rubbing it the wrong way. I wish the Five Ten shoes came with the...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-18, 11:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,822
Posted By daihard

How do you deal with the shoestrings? I've been...

How do you deal with the shoestrings? I've been wearing a pair of Five Ten shoes for a few months. The shoes are comfortable and work well, except I always have to tuck in the long shoestring on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-17, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,043
Posted By daihard

You have company. I rode a lot as a kid/teenager...

You have company. I rode a lot as a kid/teenager (in the 70s/80s), but as adult, I've only been biking for 4 years. I too had no idea how chains wear out and must be replaced before they damage...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-17, 12:36 AM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,043
Posted By daihard

The big chainring was out, too. Fortunately, the...

The big chainring was out, too. Fortunately, the cogs are still in decent shape. This was my lesson learned.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,043
Posted By daihard

I know the feeling. I changed mine a month ago....

I know the feeling. I changed mine a month ago. According to the LBS, the old chain was "completely gone."
11-06-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,381
Posted By daihard

I bike less. I don't mind being cold. What I do...

I bike less. I don't mind being cold. What I do mind is the rain. (Note: I live in Seattle.) If it starts to rain in the middle of a ride, I usually continue on until I get to my destination unless...
11-05-17, 11:26 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 267,673
Posted By daihard

I've been using the Cygolite Dash 350...

I've been using the Cygolite Dash 350 (https://www.amazon.com/CygoLite-Dash-350-Rechargeable-Headlight/dp/B013CVSXF2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1509945879&sr=8-2&keywords=cygolite+dash+350) headlight for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-17, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,043
Posted By daihard

Finally the torque wrench that fits in the tight...

Finally the torque wrench that fits in the tight space around the seat post of my Cannondale...

https://youtu.be/dMZ6nwgWPjY
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,043
Posted By daihard

I lost the cap of my old plastic tool can. The...

I lost the cap of my old plastic tool can. The replacement is a Topeak Cage Pack.

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/bottle-cage-bag/796-cagepack
08-07-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,248
Posted By daihard

I don't take political motivations lightly, but...

I don't take political motivations lightly, but it takes a lot to go car-light, let alone car-free, unless you live in a very dense city with excellent public/mass transit and/or excellent bike...
10-30-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,741
Posted By daihard

Some people are resistant to changes. I...

Some people are resistant to changes. I understand the fear of venturing into an unfamiliar territory.
10-29-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,741
Posted By daihard

UCI experimentally allowed the use of disc brakes...

UCI experimentally allowed the use of disc brakes in the racing events they sanction last year. If I remember correctly, they decided to put the pilot program on hold following crashes where disc...
10-29-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,741
Posted By daihard

I'd be open to suggestions, though I have very...

I'd be open to suggestions, though I have very little experience or knowledge about Motobecane bikes.
10-29-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,741
Posted By daihard

Synapse Disc 105 Cannondale Bicycles...

Synapse Disc 105 Cannondale Bicycles (http://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bike/ProductDetail?Id=140ad653-84fe-4a3b-b856-408172d7a9f4&parentid=undefined)
10-29-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,741
Posted By daihard

That'd be my take. If I were to buy a new bike...

That'd be my take. If I were to buy a new bike today, I would most definitely choose one with disc brakes unless I get a real good deal on a rim-brake model with comparable components.
10-16-16, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,751
Posted By daihard

That actually makes a lot of sense to me. When I...

That actually makes a lot of sense to me. When I putter about playing Pokémon Go or Ingress, or run some errands, I see no reason to wear a helmet. Look at the marathon runners who cover 42+ km in...
10-13-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,651
Posted By daihard

Exactly. Or if you hit a person on foot "because...

Exactly. Or if you hit a person on foot "because I didn't see him due to the hard rain," is it intentional? No. Could it have been avoided? Yes. Most people would call that an accident, but it...
10-12-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,651
Posted By daihard

In my opinion, it's just a matter of accuracy. If...

In my opinion, it's just a matter of accuracy. If something occurs with no fault of anyone involved, that'll be correctly called accident. I don't see anything political about that.

BTW I added a...
10-12-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,651
Posted By daihard

AP wants to use the word "crash/collision" in...

AP wants to use the word "crash/collision" in place of "accident" because, by their own words, "accident...can be read as exonerating the person responsible." That's exactly why I, and probably ...
10-12-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,651
Posted By daihard

Just because something has been called one thing...

Just because something has been called one thing in the past, doesn't mean it has to remain that way.

As for investigations, see my response above. That's an investigation in theory, but nothing...
10-12-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,651
Posted By daihard

You mean, investigations like this? Cop:...

You mean, investigations like this?

Cop: "What happened"
Driver: "I didn't see the cyclist."
Cop: "Oh that's unfortunate."
10-11-16, 11:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,651
Posted By daihard

Thanks for quoting me. I totally agree. The word...

Thanks for quoting me. I totally agree. The word "accident" implies that the outcome was out of control of the person who caused it, shifting the focus away from the investigation into WHY it...
10-04-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,651
Posted By daihard

The Seattle Times uses "crash" and "collision"...

The Seattle Times uses "crash" and "collision" instead of "accident" now. That's the stance AP generally supports as well.

AP Style Guide Favors 'Crash' Over 'Accident' (Sometimes) | Planetizen:...
10-04-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,651
Posted By daihard

Yes, it's an agenda. I wouldn't call it a hidden...

Yes, it's an agenda. I wouldn't call it a hidden one. I can't statistically back up the OP's number (99+ %), but I do believe that most, if not all, crashes/collisions could have been avoided, if not...
10-03-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,651
Posted By daihard

I'd call it a collision or a crash if it was...

I'd call it a collision or a crash if it was caused by a driver misjudgment. It could have been avoided.
10-03-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,651
Posted By daihard

"Instead of 'accident,' which implied that...

"Instead of 'accident,' which implied that conscious choices like speeding aren't involved in traffic collisions, the group simply called them collisions."

How smart language helped end Seattle?s...
10-02-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,574
Posted By daihard

:lol::lol:

:lol::lol:
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