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10-08-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,944
Posted By flangehead

This is where BF A&S can be valuable.This is not...

This is where BF A&S can be valuable.This is not victim-blaming.. it is victim-avoidance.

I’ve not had success finding CarPassengerForums.com. (An opportunity for Internet Brands, perhaps?)
10-08-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,535
Posted By flangehead

How many psychiatrists does it take to change a...

How many psychiatrists does it take to change a chain?

Only one. But the chain has to really want to change.



My context is transportation and I soak chains in hot wax. My practice is to...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By flangehead

In general: Heavier offers more protection. ...

In general:

Heavier offers more protection.

Most commuters find a way to leave their destination lock at the destination to avoid carrying the weight.

The most commonly recommended styles...
10-02-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,582
Posted By flangehead

There are real people involved in this. Real...

There are real people involved in this. Real people with families and friends were injured. The LEO and EMT who responded are real people. The city and county officials involved are real people.
...
09-21-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,233
Posted By flangehead

Starbucks. I keep valuables in side jersey...

Starbucks.

I keep valuables in side jersey pockets. The nose of the saddle sometimes lifts items in the middle pocket when I stop.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By flangehead

I buy for 3 and make 2-3 grocery runs per week...

I buy for 3 and make 2-3 grocery runs per week with 2
Basil Bottle Baskets:

...
09-19-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By flangehead

I was skeptical at first of the flexible bead...

I was skeptical at first of the flexible bead tire but I’ve now got several in service with no issues, from 25 mm to 2” widths.
09-18-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By flangehead

Yes. Yes, and I continue to learn about new...

Yes.

Yes, and I continue to learn about new ones. For the first five years or so of daily commuting, I would replay my ride in my head before going to sleep, looking for situations that could...
09-17-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,331
Posted By flangehead

Keep a foil pouch of mosquito repellent with your...

Keep a foil pouch of mosquito repellent with your tire repair kit.

This was learned the hard way.
09-15-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,453
Posted By flangehead

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OGldNpngDws ...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OGldNpngDws


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Two...
09-09-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By flangehead

Bike/Ped Infrastructure Around Abandoned Suburban Malls

I'm working on a trail/bike route project and in the middle of it is a 80's-era suburban mall on one corner of two major thoroughfares. There are still a few businesses operating in it, and the...
09-08-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,404
Posted By flangehead

This: ...

This:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qR8CPG1Sa2s
Forum: Commuting
09-07-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By flangehead

Depends on market. I paid $40 last year: ...

Depends on market. I paid $40 last year:


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All...
09-06-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 20,418
Posted By flangehead

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09-04-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,969
Posted By flangehead

Durability.

Durability.
08-11-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,242
Posted By flangehead

No. Signals to other road users - The...

No.

Signals to other road users - The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/signals-to-other-road-users)) Scroll down to "hand signals".
...
08-06-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,865
Posted By flangehead

Mosquitos

Mosquitos
07-30-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By flangehead

(I’m impressed with google translate. I was able...

(I’m impressed with google translate. I was able to get an approximate idea of what you are saying.)

In my area other users of paths can be unpredictable. My practice is to slow down around them...
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By flangehead

You’ll have to see it. For reference I recently...

You’ll have to see it. For reference I recently rebuilt a 1985 road bike that was in good condition. I spent $190 on tires, new chain, new handlebar tape and hoods, brake cable and shift cable,...
07-15-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,138
Posted By flangehead

I find this forum useful from time to time for...

I find this forum useful from time to time for the following general topics:

1. I find value in near-miss reports with enough information that I can think about how it might happen to me and how I...
07-01-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,341
Posted By flangehead

Traffic count anchors are no fun either: ...

Traffic count anchors are no fun either:


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I...
06-16-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By flangehead

There’s a lot of variety in behavior out there by...

There’s a lot of variety in behavior out there by motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

This afternoon on a residential street I was passed slowly by a pickup about 200 feet from a stop sign. The...
06-13-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,444
Posted By flangehead

Thank you for that photo.

Thank you for that photo.
05-18-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By flangehead

Consistent with the gospel according to Sheldon...

Consistent with the gospel according to Sheldon Brown:

”Spoke length is measured from the inside of the elbow to the very end of the threads, most usually in millimeters.”
05-18-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 2,322,258
Posted By flangehead

1987 Schwinn Sierra

I bought this from a neighbor and cleaned it up for my daughter to use.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By flangehead

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/ is a good...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/

is a good resource.
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By flangehead

4” so far at Addicks. More on the way.

4” so far at Addicks. More on the way.
04-21-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,324
Posted By flangehead

Bump

Next Mission: Your bike at a coffee shop.
04-16-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,654
Posted By flangehead

John Volpe

A look back at the early days of D.C.’s bicycling laws - The Washington Post...
04-15-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,936
Posted By flangehead

Yes. I’ve not mastered track standing with folded...

Yes. I’ve not mastered track standing with folded arms. Probably shouldn’t even try....,
04-13-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,324
Posted By flangehead

If someone steals my coffee, is it a mugging? ...

If someone steals my coffee, is it a mugging?

Let's go with some reference to coffee included in the picture, including but not limited to the word, a graphical representation or a cuppa itself.
...
03-26-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By flangehead

See: Cliff Notes: ...

See:

Cliff Notes:
https://www.bike-advisor.com/the-complete-bicycle-tire-size-guide/

Organized by rim size: ...
03-22-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By flangehead

Las cárceles no son tan bonitas allá.

Las cárceles no son tan bonitas allá.
03-18-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,660
Posted By flangehead

Vertigo

My orthopedic doctor told me that collarbone pieces will grow back together if they are in the same county. I had to sleep on one shoulder for 6 weeks. At the end I got vertigo which I self-diagnosed...
03-12-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By flangehead

Helmet mirror.

Helmet mirror.
02-05-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,936
Posted By flangehead

Effective Nicehole Remedy

This came up in a thread a few months back and livedarklions suggested shaking your head in a "no" fashion. I tried that some with mixed results.

Since I'm already stopped with at least one foot...
02-05-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,324
Posted By flangehead

Bike Lane Shaped Object for Consideration

When I lived in Houston in 1992 I remember this abomination being installed and I remember using it:...
02-04-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,002
Posted By flangehead

Akron Fulton International Airport? I'm...

Akron Fulton International Airport?

I'm disappointed that you say no bicycle was involved when it could have been so easy:
...
02-03-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,002
Posted By flangehead

Point State Park, Pittsburgh PA?

Point State Park, Pittsburgh PA?
01-29-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,324
Posted By flangehead

Palm Photo. Next: Motorized Migration

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Palm trees, check. Water, check. Clear blue sky, partial credit?

There are...
01-21-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,324
Posted By flangehead

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Nail and tire scrap.

Most of my flats are slow leaks that come from tire...
01-18-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,077
Posted By flangehead

State Laws

You will have to find out for your state or states.

In Texas it would appear that the restriction on flashing blue (and red and white) only applies to motor vehicles: Texas Transportation Code §...
01-04-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,518
Posted By flangehead

Put one of these stickers on the seat? ...

Put one of these stickers on the seat?


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12-16-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,324
Posted By flangehead

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Tracks...
12-11-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,191
Posted By flangehead

+1

+1
12-07-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,324
Posted By flangehead

It ran about a year, and I learned some things. ....

It ran about a year, and I learned some things. .

I wasn’t going to post my inspiration for this mission but under the circumstances I’ve changed my mind:

...
12-05-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,036
Posted By flangehead

I’ve been riding for over 50 years and as you say...

I’ve been riding for over 50 years and as you say “figured it out on my own”. But that happened with near-misses and some hard knocks. (And I’m refer there to riding on the road, not...
11-29-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By flangehead

Four Principles for Cycling Transportation

For me, riding safely on roads for transportation involves four principles, and in this priority:

Situational awareness: You have to constantly be watching what's going on around you and imagining...
11-27-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By flangehead

I don’t know about Denham bars specifically, but...

I don’t know about Denham bars specifically, but I spent a lot of time on an unsuccessful search for a bar-mount mirror for drop bars with bar-end shifters.

I now rely solely on a Take-a-Look...
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