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Forum: Commuting
11-27-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,618
Posted By kickstart

Probably through a Gazelle dealer as its a OE...

Probably through a Gazelle dealer as its a OE proprietary item.
08-30-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,993
Posted By kickstart

I did. By trying to use my common sense,...

I did.

By trying to use my common sense, following the directions provided with the lights, and asking the opinions of impartial people I respect.
08-30-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,993
Posted By kickstart

Depends on how one defines "bright". If they're...

Depends on how one defines "bright". If they're so bright and obnoxiously aimed they force others to look away from you, or compromise their ability to observe what's in front of them, then yes it's...
08-30-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,838
Posted By kickstart

Yet it's still only a viable option depending on...

Yet it's still only a viable option depending on conditions, and nothing more.

It's not always best for all places and conditions.
It's not a valid reason to exclude other potentially viable...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,582
Posted By kickstart

Growing up back East I remember that sometimes...

Growing up back East I remember that sometimes one could work up a sweat just trying to dry off after a shower. Most of the year it should be ok if you take it easy, but in the summer...........
08-29-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,591
Posted By kickstart

It's all rather subjective, as a transportation...

It's all rather subjective, as a transportation cyclist I'm rather thick skinned and destination orientated. What I consider busy and viable might be way over the top for recreational cyclists and...
08-29-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,591
Posted By kickstart

????, Other than some comments from those saying...

????, Other than some comments from those saying they're personally afraid of cycling on busy roads, there really isn't any "blame-the-victim", although there is someone who's misreading their...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,895
Posted By kickstart

Lux and lumens don't translate directly....

Lux and lumens don't translate directly. Subjectivity, I have the B&M IQ-x E which is the same optics and 150 lux output for e-biks, I would say it's roughly equivalent to a 600 lumen light. In...
08-27-17, 03:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,061
Posted By kickstart

I found ordering from Bike24 much less of a...

I found ordering from Bike24 much less of a hassle than dealing with PW, saved about $40, and got it in 8 days.
08-27-17, 03:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,061
Posted By kickstart

Spanninga has reintroduced the Phillips Saferide...

Spanninga has reintroduced the Phillips Saferide headlights and tail lights in a improved and expanded lineup including a USB rechargeable version for about $45.
...
08-27-17, 02:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,061
Posted By kickstart

It is a fantastic light, Have one on my e-cargo...

It is a fantastic light, Have one on my e-cargo bike. About $113 delivered depending on exchange rate. https://www.bike24.com/1.php?menu=1400%2C1410%2C1411;search=iq+x+e;content=8;product=193881 I...
08-27-17, 02:22 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,606
Posted By kickstart

Sorry, perhaps you didn't mean to say it, but in...

Sorry, perhaps you didn't mean to say it, but in the context of what you quoted it comes across that way.
08-26-17, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By kickstart

Yes, that's correct. Rather than having...

Yes, that's correct.

Rather than having your wheel relaced, maybe just have a whole new wheel built as a suitable rims can be found for $20 to $40 then you have a spare wheel.
08-26-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By kickstart

Sturmey Archer has 1 and 2 speed coaster brake...

Sturmey Archer has 1 and 2 speed coaster brake hubs that could be built into a wheel that would fit your application.


http://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/s1c-silver...
08-26-17, 04:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,279
Posted By kickstart

I've been car light or car free most of my adult...

I've been car light or car free most of my adult life. Presently we're car light, and have absolutely no desire to adopt a lifestyle conducive to being entirely car free.
08-26-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 33,141
Posted By kickstart

Well said. :lol: Now whenever someone claims...

Well said. :lol:

Now whenever someone claims to be progressive, or patriotic, I expect the former to start spouting bigotry and intolerance, and the latter to attack freedom and democracy. :p
08-26-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,871
Posted By kickstart

Or not, and the title of the thread makes that...

Or not, and the title of the thread makes that resoundingly clear.

Compared to the truly relevant factors that determine ones intelligence, the possible effects driving and watching TV aren't...
08-26-17, 02:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,055
Posted By kickstart

The roads in my area are horrible so I decided to...

The roads in my area are horrible so I decided to give one of those inexpensive pogostick seat posts a try on my trekking bike. It definitely made the ride significantly more comfortable, but was...
08-26-17, 02:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,993
Posted By kickstart

From what I've seen, that's phenomenon mostly...

From what I've seen, that's phenomenon mostly limited to BF technique zealots, and rarely encountered in reality.
08-26-17, 02:00 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,606
Posted By kickstart

Not really. One posts their thoughts on...

Not really.
One posts their thoughts on internet forums for the express purpose of being consumed by others, where as one tends a garden for their own consumption.

Everyone who reads this post...
08-26-17, 01:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,871
Posted By kickstart

It's amazing how much effort some will put into...

It's amazing how much effort some will put into finding reasons to belittle those different from themselves to feel better about themselves.
Goes to show "intelligence" and character are often...
08-25-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,451
Posted By kickstart

Certainly there's exceptions to every rule if...

Certainly there's exceptions to every rule if there's actual need, the law doesn't compel us to do something dangerous in the name of the law.
That said, ones simple desire, theoretical notion, or...
08-25-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,993
Posted By kickstart

Awareness, and common sense are key to minimizing...

Awareness, and common sense are key to minimizing risk.

Be wary of those shilling devices or techniques as the answer to being safe when in reality they're nothing more than an enhancement to...
08-25-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,451
Posted By kickstart

While what you said is basically true, it's still...

While what you said is basically true, it's still a false argument. A stop sign allows the individual to use their judgement and decide when they will proceed through an intersection, but a stop...
08-24-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,838
Posted By kickstart

I'm far more assertive in lane use than most...

I'm far more assertive in lane use than most cyclists in my area, but I also don't hesitate to be pragmatic because everything from the centerline to the sidewalk has it's time and place.

Yes,...
08-23-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,606
Posted By kickstart

I've concluded it's just vainglorious white...

I've concluded it's just vainglorious white noise, best filtered out with the ignore function.
08-23-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,606
Posted By kickstart

Speaking as someone who has a 60' X 100' garden,...

Speaking as someone who has a 60' X 100' garden, someone taking a portion of our vast amounts of surplus vegetables is doing us a favor. Someone asking us for a ride would be an imposition.
08-23-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,838
Posted By kickstart

It's a sign of a inept cyclist with poor...

It's a sign of a inept cyclist with poor situational awareness and judgment when they believe a certain lane position will produce a predictable result from other road users.

All lawful lane...
08-10-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,418
Posted By kickstart

Yes, because I want to be as far removed from...

Yes, because I want to be as far removed from people who think like that as possible.
08-10-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,418
Posted By kickstart

I must disgree with your claims as they're based...

I must disgree with your claims as they're based on worst case senerios for kickstands, and best case for alternatives.

Many bikes have well engineered mounting points for stands, and many stands...
05-31-17, 11:19 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,439
Posted By kickstart

That's a sword that cuts both ways, Cutting...

That's a sword that cuts both ways,
Cutting both those who feel compelled to surrender their "rights" and retreat to the margins in a vain attempt to please everyone, and those who misuse those...
05-31-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,439
Posted By kickstart

Well, I'm not assured, and do remember seeing in...

Well, I'm not assured, and do remember seeing in in their material. Sorry

I simply don't find extensive backups to be a problem, naturally avoiding them through a willingness to be pragmatic as...
05-26-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,695
Posted By kickstart

Public assets are about "we", not "me". If...

Public assets are about "we", not "me". If sharing is too much to ask, don't use it, or learn to live with what-comes-around-goes-around.
05-26-17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,439
Posted By kickstart

The old school flashing lights when yielding has...

The old school flashing lights when yielding has become unreliable, being used in different ways by different road users. I'm a firm believer in sticking to my own judgement, and not thrusting it on...
05-25-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,439
Posted By kickstart

I'm surprised you see that often enough to be...

I'm surprised you see that often enough to be annoyed by it, I encounter it maybe once or twice a year being on the road all day in the Seattle metropolitan area.

About 1/3 of the cyclists I see...
05-25-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,439
Posted By kickstart

Once again, I'm fully in favor of using lane...

Once again, I'm fully in favor of using lane position to not invite unsafe lane sharing passes, my objection is with the concept of signaling others when to pass or not pass. It seems you're making...
05-25-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,439
Posted By kickstart

I basically agree with all of this except I don't...

I basically agree with all of this except I don't use any signals other than those for turns or stopping except in emergencies.

As a professional commercial driver in a semi truck I know trying...
05-25-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,439
Posted By kickstart

P I think you're jumping to conclusions,...

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I think you're jumping to conclusions, confusing the specific objections I have with a few things they teach, with those who argue against using the lane, lane position, and signaling ones...
05-24-17, 11:36 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,439
Posted By kickstart

Cycling savvy "catch and release" has nothing to...

Cycling savvy "catch and release" has nothing to do with practical application of intelligent "lane position appropriate to the circumstances" as it promotes actively attempting to control what other...
05-24-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,439
Posted By kickstart

I'm aware of it, and find it to be pointless....

I'm aware of it, and find it to be pointless. First off it's not proper road use technique to attempt unauthorized traffic control, we're only responsible for our own actions, not those of others....
05-23-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
Posted By kickstart

I have no interest in having a camera, but my...

I have no interest in having a camera, but my wife has mentioned it a few (pestered) times as a "good idea", and I might end up with one. The company I drive for is in the process of installing...
05-23-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,101
Posted By kickstart

They're a common type of kickstand outside of NA,...

They're a common type of kickstand outside of NA, available in 18mm and 40mm mounting bolt spacing.

I added a 40mm pletscher kickstand to my trekking bike that has the mounting points.
Forum: Commuting
05-22-17, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,269
Posted By kickstart

https://www.bike24.com/p254723.html

https://www.bike24.com/p254723.html
Forum: Commuting
05-21-17, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By kickstart

I commute on an e-bike, but for 100+ mile trips I...

I commute on an e-bike, but for 100+ mile trips I would prefer a motorcycle or scooter.
05-21-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,541
Posted By kickstart

It seems many cycling related items are...

It seems many cycling related items are significantly cheaper in Europe, with a lot more variety as they're nowhere near as focused on the sport aspect of cycling as here in NA.
Even with shipping,...
05-21-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,753
Posted By kickstart

I make an effort to be accommodating to others...

I make an effort to be accommodating to others whenever I can because it's good manners, you know, do unto others......., and I believe most people are basically good.

I'm also aware that...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-17, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,269
Posted By kickstart

On thing you missed, Racktime has racks with dyno...

On thing you missed, Racktime has racks with dyno (and battery) lights built into them.
05-20-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,065
Posted By kickstart

I commute daily in Seattle on an e-bike, and have...

I commute daily in Seattle on an e-bike, and have had no problems even though we just had the wettest winter in 122 years.

I suspect a cover would be a hassle, and possibly cause issues for little...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,269
Posted By kickstart

Racktime and their Snapit adapter is awesome. I...

Racktime and their Snapit adapter is awesome. I have a bag and folding basket set up with the Snapit, on or off in a second. Easier to use than the Topeak system.
05-20-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,291
Posted By kickstart

I don't have a single cycling jersey, I wear all...

I don't have a single cycling jersey, I wear all sorts of active wear shirts, T-shirts, running, golf, soccer, whatever I find at the thrift store that I like. Typically $2 to $6 dollars, usually...
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