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Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By flangehead

As a commuter, anytime I get flak about my...

As a commuter, anytime I get flak about my appearance, “mission achieved”.
05-24-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,793
Posted By flangehead

Thank you for posting the map. I have yet...

Thank you for posting the map.

I have yet to encounter a diverging diamond like that over I-49 when on a bike. (I’ve only driven through one once.)

Any observations on the experience as a...
05-17-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 926
Posted By flangehead

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x938/cd473bc8_17c1_415a_9cff_7afe7c32162f_04d7b9611e1cb8cadf623d8dd73e73962aaf605c.jpeg
Access to cage by card key. ...
05-17-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,107
Posted By flangehead

You might want to check the SN on...

You might want to check the SN on https://bikeindex.org/ and https://project529.com/garage. Though it won't guarantee you're not buying a stolen bike, it could confirm that you are. (Having said...
05-06-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By flangehead

I’ve registered all my bikes both on 529 and on...

I’ve registered all my bikes both on 529 and on bikeindex.org. I’ve never had a bike stolen, so no experience on the recovery side, but my impression is that different jurisdictions will refer to one...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 797
Posted By flangehead

I commute in Houston. Same problem and I have to...

I commute in Houston. Same problem and I have to adapt to different offices and situations. Key is ventilation to dry.

I always start from home with clean kit.

In one situation, where shower...
04-27-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By flangehead

I monitor the situation behind me with a mirror,...

I monitor the situation behind me with a mirror, and Just before I execute the turn I glance over my left shoulder.

Recently I had a motorist pass me on the left. I stopped.

Rule 1 is no one...
04-20-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,940
Posted By flangehead

And there it is, in a nutshell. How can we...

And there it is, in a nutshell.

How can we motivate most road users to be thoughtful and careful, without having “events”?
04-19-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,940
Posted By flangehead

Rarely. I’m induced to ride a sidewalk by these...

Rarely. I’m induced to ride a sidewalk by these factors:

Short distance.
Trying to go against traffic (common in my area are places where I would have to ride 3 miles on 45 mph-posted to...
04-19-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By flangehead

When I have had problems and fiddling didn't fix...

When I have had problems and fiddling didn't fix it, my problem has been the hanger alignment.

As long as you can get access to a second rear wheel (other bike, friend's bike) this has worked very...
04-14-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,156
Posted By flangehead

Pop rivets

Since I have a supply of these in aluminum, I’ve used them. The solid actuating pin slides off. IIRC 3/32 but measure, my memory is fading fast.
...
04-09-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,101
Posted By flangehead

I’m lazy, have low standards and have invested...

I’m lazy, have low standards and have invested $15 in a dedicated crockpot which has gulf wax and lamp oil mix with a grid at the bottom.

If I hear any squeaking I plug in the pot, wipe surface...
04-06-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By flangehead

Having been involved in metropolitan area bike...

Having been involved in metropolitan area bike advocacy, it is a Herculean task just keeping up in a small area.

What I have done in the past when I need help from outside my area is google the...
03-24-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,662
Posted By flangehead

I recently looked at the market to replace this: ...

I recently looked at the market to replace this:

...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By flangehead

Example On-Commute Errand

I happened to get a grocery order on my way home so example of my reasonable “unexpected errand” capacity:

...
Forum: Texas
03-24-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By flangehead

ACTION: Sign Two West Houston Trail Petitions

Short: Please sign (and share) these two petitions for trail construction!

Mason Creek Trail Extension (https://chng.it/stHZLZqDtN)

FM 1093 Trail (https://chng.it/qcwj5XpZmC)

TLDR: As we go...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,442
Posted By flangehead

Yes, I have 5 of them and they’re all in my head.

Yes, I have 5 of them and they’re all in my head.
03-22-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,252
Posted By flangehead

And blue is slower… ...

And blue is slower…

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshift
Forum: Commuting
03-22-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By flangehead

I both commute and run errands. However,...

I both commute and run errands. However, stopping off for something unexpected on my commute is limited to at most 2 bags of groceries and a light bulky item. Normal commute bike is steel touring...
03-22-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,813
Posted By flangehead

No more support than “everyone has to have a car”.

No more support than “everyone has to have a car”.
03-21-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By flangehead

I just got back from Cancun. The hotel district...

I just got back from Cancun. The hotel district is built on a barrier island and effectively has only one stroad. 95% sidewalk coverage so if you can adopt pedestrian-on-bike mode you can get just...
03-17-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,813
Posted By flangehead

No, it isn’t. You and I might not like our...

No, it isn’t. You and I might not like our infrastructure, and some of the influences may be stronger and some weaker, but we had choices, and we still do.
03-17-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,813
Posted By flangehead

From the article: ”In 2013, President...

From the article:

”In 2013, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered all citizens to buy bikes.”

I do not support this type of advocacy.
03-16-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,847
Posted By flangehead

This got me thinking. Whenever I hear an anecdote...

This got me thinking. Whenever I hear an anecdote I put myself in the shoes of the bad actor, because I’ve made mistakes.

I filter on occasion, and I would probably do so at a train stop.
...
03-14-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,308
Posted By flangehead

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Commuting
03-01-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,007
Posted By flangehead

Intermittent light can attract attention at...

Intermittent light can attract attention at night.

On the road, I run solid white forward on both helmet and handlebars. When I see a situation forming ahead, like a vehicle approaching from the...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,296
Posted By flangehead

Amazing, isn’t it? The system has no way of...

Amazing, isn’t it? The system has no way of knowing that it’s not a motorist.

Doesn’t work with beg buttons. In my area, no beg button changes the light sequence. If there is any effect at all,...
02-23-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By flangehead

Thanks for recounting your crash. Poor traction...

Thanks for recounting your crash. Poor traction conditions that are hard to see have bitten me before.

I was slowing for a traffic light on an asphalt road and suddenly I was on the ground. There...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,296
Posted By flangehead

Sometimes dismounting and laying a metal bike...

Sometimes dismounting and laying a metal bike over the seam adds enough signal to trigger. Downside is it doesn’t always work, and isn’t practical with some basket or pannier systems, in addition to...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,296
Posted By flangehead

My practice as well in TX and it almost always...

My practice as well in TX and it almost always works.

In OK, the prior law allowed a cyclist to proceed if the light did not trigger. That was superseded by an Idaho stop law enacted last year...
Forum: Introductions
02-08-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By flangehead

Bienvenidos

Bienvenidos
02-08-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,439
Posted By flangehead

Never ride fast into low visibility conditions:...

Never ride fast into low visibility conditions: glare, blind corner, blind crossings, sudden light/dark changes like tunnels, etc.
When the sun is low on the horizon, my shadow points at people...
02-01-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 46,485
Posted By flangehead

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/a0165ff2_817c_4cd8_a936_7436f4d36c9b_def9d6b7f781f5ba9aa05720769b5f2f1120e36d.jpeg
01-27-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,338
Posted By flangehead

[/i] Well, there's a defense. Getting...

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Well, there's a defense.

Getting back to the original purpose of this thread, I've seen enough to conclude that ELR is a potential treatment that should be in the "toolbox", just like...
01-26-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,338
Posted By flangehead

[/color] I've sought input on the...

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I've sought input on the infrastructure side of this in the past. https://www.bikeforums.net/21563574-post14.html Since I closed my comments on that thread, sharrows have been painted on...
01-26-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,338
Posted By flangehead

Does it really? In Texas Sec. 551.103....

Does it really?

In Texas Sec. 551.103. OPERATION ON ROADWAY I see no such override. I may be missing a legal definition, and it is possible that a different part of the transportation code does...
01-26-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,338
Posted By flangehead

If only that were true. Houston rebuilt a...

If only that were true.

Houston rebuilt a major arterial with 15’ outside lanes, 35 mph, and then painted sharrrows centered more than 5’ from the edge. If you ride over center you aren’t FRAP...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By flangehead

White Oak Bayou Greenway services downtown...

White Oak Bayou Greenway services downtown Houston. Trail is 13 miles long and is being lengthened substantially this year.

Texas has no state income tax. Tax revenue comes from property and...
01-20-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,338
Posted By flangehead

It isn’t about the engineers themselves, but the...

It isn’t about the engineers themselves, but the environment they function in. In most big (deep pocket) organizations there is a very understandable aversion to liability. The easy button for the...
01-20-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By flangehead

I had a similar cone damage on a “generic” wheel....

I had a similar cone damage on a “generic” wheel. I took it to my LBS and I had to buy new axle with cones as they didn’t sell cones alone. I eyeballed the surface shape and it appeared similar. It...
01-20-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,338
Posted By flangehead

I saw and rode on such roads in the Netherlands...

I saw and rode on such roads in the Netherlands and in my very brief exposure it worked fine. In all cases, it was in low-traffic situations.



This is important. One size does not fit all. I'd...
Forum: Introductions
01-20-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By flangehead

Welcome. I’ve found good help here for bikes of...

Welcome. I’ve found good help here for bikes of the same era.
01-19-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,449
Posted By flangehead

I've had good luck with inner tube rubber bands....

I've had good luck with inner tube rubber bands. They don't last forever (hence 2) but they last a long time and heaven knows, I've got a lot of raw material to work with...
...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By flangehead

This resonates for me. I leave a lock on the...

This resonates for me. I leave a lock on the rack. I was at one office that had a shower, but no place to leave toiletries and no place to hang clothes to dry (summer, Houston TX, so, yeah). I hung a...
01-16-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By flangehead

What goes around comes around

https://www.bicycling.com/news/a20033788/paralyzed-cyclist-sues-unmarked-bollard/
01-14-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By flangehead

Mine is fun for me but n=5 and it is very flat in...

Mine is fun for me but n=5 and it is very flat in south Texas.

...
01-12-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By flangehead

Performance Superbe, perchance?

Performance Superbe, perchance?
01-03-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,865
Posted By flangehead

I had a Trek 7.3 which cracked at the bottom...

I had a Trek 7.3 which cracked at the bottom bracket at about 11 years as my daily commuter.

I did not replace it with a Trek product or an aluminum frame.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By flangehead

Best advice. I’ve successfully used similar...

Best advice.

I’ve successfully used similar racks with two fendered bikes. Neither has a front rack or basket. The wheel clamp sat well outboard of the fender.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,486
Posted By flangehead

7078 miles

7078 miles
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