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06-03-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By AMGwagon

First off: I sympathize with your plight. I obey...

First off: I sympathize with your plight. I obey lights and stop signs and wave to motorists who respect my right of way. Yet every ride, there's something, and on some days it's a really close call....
05-19-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By rumrunn6

that's a good thing & he probably just didn't...

that's a good thing & he probably just didn't know where he was, until he was there
05-17-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By GreenspeedGTS

Sometimes the WI Bike Federation can offer some...

Sometimes the WI Bike Federation can offer some assistance in some of these situations.
05-11-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes, at least they did in the past. I have...

Yes, at least they did in the past. I have several but none newer than 15 years or so. FWIW, even properly sized, mine would not reliably stay attached below the top tube. I had to add a velcro...
05-05-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By JohnJ80

The lowest hassle, easiest use for this is the...

The lowest hassle, easiest use for this is the Cycliq 12CE (front) and the 6CE (rear). You also get a daytime headlight and taillight out of the package.

They can be a bit finicky until you get...
05-04-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By Phil_gretz

This may be your preference. During my...

This may be your preference. During my apprenticeship decades ago, an expert taught me that the best pre-load adjustment allows for the smallest side-to-side movement that should be taken up by the...
05-02-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,987
Posted By MaxKatt

Grey is perfect. Blend with pavement like camo....

Grey is perfect. Blend with pavement like camo. Excellent irony winning a Darwin in “evolution” Jersey.
05-02-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,987
Posted By Litespud

most people seeing you on a bike will think...

most people seeing you on a bike will think you’re a weirdo anyway - so where’s the harm?
04-28-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By Daniel4

I just ran across this video the other day. It's...

I just ran across this video the other day. It's very recent.

https://youtu.be/XJWOIlSyjcE

Campark V30 $99
I googled the specs and it says the battery life can be 4hours.

It comes with...
04-26-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By canklecat

It should include a dedicated USB cable - others...

It should include a dedicated USB cable - others may not work for data transfer but should for charging.

And two helmet mounts with heavy duty 3M VRB tape. But as I described, I used Blu Tack gum...
04-26-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,575
Posted By Trakhak

Not all bike stores have the room to accommodate...

Not all bike stores have the room to accommodate an appreciable number of used bikes. Many of those that do (and that are run by people who are business-minded first and bike enthusiasts second)...
04-26-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,575
Posted By _ForceD_

This is just a guess, but in the end it would...

This is just a guess, but in the end it would probably cost the shop more to get the used/traded-in bike in selling condition than they'd get in return for selling it. Replacing components (if...
04-25-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By canklecat

I've run several video cameras, with and without...

I've run several video cameras, with and without image stabilization (sensor and lens based). Stabilization is less essential when the camera is mounted to the bike (assuming a good solid mount), and...
04-25-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By Lemond1985

Nice bargain. I'm assuming that's 1080 x 1920...

Nice bargain. I'm assuming that's 1080 x 1920 resolution, just like the Fly 12 CE. Similar battery life. But no image stabilization like the Cycliq has, so I guess that's the main thing you're paying...
04-25-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By canklecat

Drift Ghost X...

Drift Ghost X (https://www.amazon.com/Drift-Ghost-Action-Camera-Built/dp/B07DGFYXTY). I've been running one for six months and a pair of them since December. No problems.

5-hour battery runtime,...
04-25-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By But its me

I’m partial to the old Garmin Virb Elite cameras...

I’m partial to the old Garmin Virb Elite cameras for front and rear, although my main ride has the Garmin up front and the Fly6 at rear. These are the not the modern Virbs that look like the blocky...
04-25-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By Lemond1985

I look at it this way: The homicidal maniac in...

I look at it this way: The homicidal maniac in the beat-up white pickup truck, finally gets up the courage to ram you from behind. He takes another swig, hits the accelerator, strikes you at high...
04-25-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By Lemond1985

$191 US: ...

$191 US:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cycliq-Fly12-CE-HD-Camera-Front-Bike-Light-600-lm/372196190926?epid=15034417052&hash=item56a89f2ace:g:BGUAAOSwOYFaXXfJ

I have heard people say the rear-facing...
04-25-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By Koyote

OP: if you got the plate number, at least contact...

OP: if you got the plate number, at least contact the police. They may be willing to go chat with his motorist. I’ve gone that route with some decent results.

The “very close pass“ may violate the...
02-28-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,663
Posted By tomato coupe

All my larger mowers have warnings not to mow...

All my larger mowers have warnings not to mow over children, but it's really just advisory, not a rule.
02-14-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,901
Posted By Phil_gretz

^this. Best life change we have ever made,...

^this.

Best life change we have ever made, moving close enough to my work to make this a practical reality. Now I can ride as much as I like, and I don't HAVE to ride on non-work days if I/we...
02-08-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,901
Posted By BobbyG

I bike commute.

I bike commute.
02-03-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,385
Posted By qcpmsame

Eat your heart out Faulkner....... Bill

Eat your heart out Faulkner.......

Bill
02-03-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,385
Posted By dedhed

Old Schwinns don't really "require" any special...

Old Schwinns don't really "require" any special tools. Millions have been repaired by kids over the decades with just whatever tools you found in Dad's garage. Some "bike specific" tools like a...
02-02-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,385
Posted By dedhed

No shortage of words, but certainly is of...

No shortage of words, but certainly is of paragraphs.
01-31-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,098
Posted By HarborBandS

That's a good point. Back in 2002 I entered in to...

That's a good point. Back in 2002 I entered in to what I would call my "I'm not a serious cyclist any more" phase. I was no longer doing the mountain bike races I was doing a few years earlier, and...
01-31-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By chadtrent

Now that I have accumulated the correct clothing,...

Now that I have accumulated the correct clothing, I will ride down to just below freezing. Maybe colder if the wind isn't too bad and the roads are okay. The right clothing makes all the difference.
01-31-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,864
Posted By Mosyosalyangoz

Edit: Luckily this age has come. If he had a car,...

Edit: Luckily this age has come. If he had a car, he would probably be lying at home with a hip fracture, I think his uncle was drunk, look at it. You will take the bike from these hands. This person...
01-30-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,098
Posted By Moishe

The only thing you’ll be able to learn from a...

The only thing you’ll be able to learn from a test ride, no matter how long it is, is to confirm the size of the bike that will fit you, which you can determine a priori on the basis of your height...
01-29-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,098
Posted By katsup

As your first bike, look for a used one that...

As your first bike, look for a used one that costs under $500. You don't know if you'll like it or all the details of riding yet. Most people do not get their first bike right and a $500 garage...
01-26-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By wipekitty

For me, it's not a question of how cold I can...

For me, it's not a question of how cold I can handle - it's how cold my gear can handle.

I've done 20+ mile rides, climbing and all that, at 0°F. For commutes and shorter rides, down to -10°F....
01-25-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By cb400bill

This politically charged thread isn't going to go...

This politically charged thread isn't going to go anywhere good.

Thread closed.
01-19-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,864
Posted By smashndash

I have definitely had a lot of close calls like...

I have definitely had a lot of close calls like this. Now, if we’re riding 2x, the person on the inside has to say “we are turning” and the person on the outside has to follow what the inside person...
01-19-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,864
Posted By Mosyosalyangoz

Get well soon... Sometimes it is not enough to...

Get well soon... Sometimes it is not enough to cycling carefully
01-18-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,889
Posted By iab

Nostalgia dies with it's generation.* ** ...

Nostalgia dies with it's generation.* **

*There are always exceptions.
**I also have the market cornered on buggy whips if I am wrong.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,395
Posted By wgscott

I grew up in Chicago. If they are honking at...

I grew up in Chicago.

If they are honking at you, it means they aren't trying to kill you, which is a big plus.

Either do nothing, or wave. When I (frequently) flipped people off, they didn't...
01-10-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,883
Posted By indyfabz

Sorry. Couldn't resist. ...

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vPwW7RaPO_g
01-01-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,937
Posted By dennis336

I had a feeling the OP was one who would post a...

I had a feeling the OP was one who would post a question and never show up again :)

Having said that, while my primary bikes are a Trek Domane and Surly Disc Trucker, I actually have a Walmart...
12-30-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Korina

That last scene had me wincing. Poor things. ...

That last scene had me wincing. Poor things.

Global climate change FTW! :troll:
12-23-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By jgwilliams

Well, each to their own, of course. But nowadays...

Well, each to their own, of course. But nowadays there are so many really good, completely self-contained, rechargeable lights that will go for hours between charges that what you are proposing seems...
12-20-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 195,150
Posted By non-fixie

Old shoe boxes are very useful for shipping...

Old shoe boxes are very useful for shipping bicycle parts, like the saddle and crankset I received in this one earlier today. But of course shoes and bicycle parts aren't what they're really meant...
12-18-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,926
Posted By CliffordK

Sorry about the accident, and it sounds like a...

Sorry about the accident, and it sounds like a rough time in the hospital. Hopefully ultimately you'll have a full recovery.

I think the point is to pay attention to rattles and whatnot. Perhaps...
12-18-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,926
Posted By bpcyclist

Wow, what a nightmare. I am very glad you...

Wow, what a nightmare. I am very glad you survived.
12-18-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,926
Posted By Rajflyboy

Glad you are ok. I guess we just never know when...

Glad you are ok. I guess we just never know when something weird will cause us to get hurt (and yes a good walk around before riding is very very smart).
12-18-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,058
Posted By kc27

Just thought I would update this ancient thread....

Just thought I would update this ancient thread. That single speed Huffy tandem was from 1972, and looked pretty much showroom from minimal use and indoor storage since new. I sold it this year to...
12-16-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,937
Posted By leob1

The cheapest bike you buy at a proper bike shop...

The cheapest bike you buy at a proper bike shop will be better than the most expensive bike you can buy at a department store.
Forum: Commuting
12-15-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,081
Posted By well biked

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title I...

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title I thought this was a thread about tripping a red light to green. :D
12-14-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,280
Posted By noglider

Those headlights look excellent. When are they...

Those headlights look excellent. When are they going to make lights with German style beams? That's the only thing I wish for from Cygolite.

I don't know how bright my Cygolite Hotshot SL is. It...
12-12-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,301
Posted By MattTheHat

I meant pedal. I don’t think the OP is...

I meant pedal. I don’t think the OP is interesting is selling the bikes. :thumb:
12-11-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,753
Posted By AndreyT

The biggest humor here is the fact that some...

The biggest humor here is the fact that some "bike person" apparently takes the concept of "screenshot" a bit too literally: they actually photograph computer screen using an external device...
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