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Forum: Commuting
05-07-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Steve B.

Hand signal that you are moving left, then take...

Hand signal that you are moving left, then take the lane so they dont have room to pass.
03-23-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,754
Posted By mr_bill

True fact. In Massachusetts, people on bikes...

True fact.

In Massachusetts, people on bikes don’t have to stop for stopped school busses.

People on school busses don’t know this.

I always stop.

-mr. bill
03-05-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,300
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I'm a huge fan of Crank Bros. eggbeaters. I have...

I'm a huge fan of Crank Bros. eggbeaters. I have those pedals on three of my bikes (an old MTB, an old roadie, and an old touring/commuter) and those cleats on two pairs of my cycling shoes (cycling...
02-14-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,466
Posted By Troul

are you keeping the original frame? yes, it's the...

are you keeping the original frame? yes, it's the same. no, it's not.
01-21-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By UniChris

Thanks, that was a useful reference for what...

Thanks, that was a useful reference for what exists, though made me wonder if the project would exceed the value of the wheel.

Took a chance and headed to the LBS with the wheel parts, which...
01-17-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, but this is a disgusting thread...

Sorry, but this is a disgusting thread celebrating a disgusting tweet by a industry PR flack. Iride01 has it exactly right, the lights around the bollard are camouflaging the lights on the bollard....
12-29-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,054
Posted By freeranger

When your bicycle(s) are older than the person...

When your bicycle(s) are older than the person waiting on you in the store.
12-27-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By nomadmax

"Ding" is the word sellers use when trying to...

"Ding" is the word sellers use when trying to sell something that has a DENT or is completely trashed. Similar to "Ran when parked" (35 years ago).
12-10-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,915
Posted By Koyote

A bike that is fit for its purpose.

A bike that is fit for its purpose.
11-16-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

^^^^ Does not understand using a bike for...

^^^^ Does not understand using a bike for transportation should not be limited by the weather. Or that people driving in wet weather need to drive within the limits of the conditions.
11-11-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,600
Posted By Paul Barnard

You don't control the lane. You assume lane...

You don't control the lane. You assume lane position in hopes of influencing driver behavior.

Sidewalks can be very useful in some cases for avoiding dangerous areas or conditions.

Not all...
11-01-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,956
Posted By livedarklions

TBH, without a hell of a lot more depth analysis,...

TBH, without a hell of a lot more depth analysis, a comparison between states is probably not telling you much--there's just going to be so much variation in rates between different parts of the...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 52,709
Posted By curbtender

Not mine, but fits here... ...

Not mine, but fits here...
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10-19-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,165
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed that insurance is the right thing to do...

Agreed that insurance is the right thing to do for your customers. After all if something should go wrong due to your mistake and that took the bread winner from providing for their family wouldn't...
10-10-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,999
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I'm always surprised when I read that people get...

I'm always surprised when I read that people get two or three chains per cassette.
I keep my chain pretty clean and check it regularly for wear.
I get ~2,500 miles on a chain and change it at most...
09-28-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,300
Posted By ShelterIslJoe

Be Smart

In any accident there are always two at fault - the lug who did the unexpected, as well as the other rider who did not anticipate, prepare, or leave enough time or space to avoid it. Conclusion: Be...
09-16-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,968
Posted By jamesdak

I love banana's but living in Hawaii for awhile...

I love banana's but living in Hawaii for awhile sort of ruined them for me. Those oversized things stores sell have no real flavor compared to real banana's picked fresh.
09-11-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,300
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't think there's any value in determining...

I don't think there's any value in determining who screwed up. The value is in asking if you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?
09-11-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,913
Posted By dedhed

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate
09-08-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,300
Posted By Eric F

This incident could have been avoided if one, or...

This incident could have been avoided if one, or both, had exercised more caution. Seems to me like the result was from mutual negligence.

Verdict: Jump ball
09-07-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,300
Posted By delbiker1

I do not see how anyone that was not involved, or...

I do not see how anyone that was not involved, or was an on hand eye witness, can give testament to who, if not both, were at fault. Even then, often, the parties involved are the not the most...
09-07-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,300
Posted By rsbob

Mutually at fault. I agree with assuming most...

Mutually at fault. I agree with assuming most people are morons and you should announce you are overtaking. He was also at fault for not doing a shoulder check to make sure it was clear behind to...
08-31-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,435
Posted By Bobcarlson1

I was talking to a guy who cycled to work from...

I was talking to a guy who cycled to work from Maryland into DC. He kept his phone and wallet in a handlebar bag. One day he got clipped by a car and knocked down an embankment, out of sight of...
08-31-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By Nyah

I never ride without an eye-shield of some sort. ...

I never ride without an eye-shield of some sort. Polarized sunglasses during the day, amber shop-glasses at night. They are protection from flying objects, just as much as a place to clip my mirror.
08-30-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,420
Posted By Pratt

Braking For Animals

On the Burlington Bikeway the other day I saw a guy suddenly swerve and fall, his buddy also hit the brakes and almost did an endo, but merely (?) mashed his testicles on the top bar. Why? They were...
08-29-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By shelbyfv

Sounds like a nice day! Old thought patterns are...

Sounds like a nice day! Old thought patterns are hard to break, but with ebikes, hills are now irrelevant!;)
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By machinist42

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08-26-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,435
Posted By The Chemist

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Trunk bag on my rear rack. Also a good place to store my lock,...
08-26-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By Milton Keynes

Ever be walking along and find yourself looking...

Ever be walking along and find yourself looking up and to the left to see what's behind you? I did this once when walking the kids to the park, we were on the side of the street and wanted to go...
08-11-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,813
Posted By ceebee4

Update: just got back from a ride. Turns out, I...

Update: just got back from a ride. Turns out, I take my right hand off the handlebar all the time! To adjust my glasses, to wipe the sweat off my face, and especially to grab my bottle. At least as...
08-10-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,813
Posted By Litho dbh

Me, I point where I intend to go. I figure...

Me, I point where I intend to go.

I figure lots of drivers in my city learned in other countries with different signals... Pointing where you gonna go is unambiguous. never had an issue, or...
07-21-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,015
Posted By Bmach

I don’t care what type of bike a person is...

I don’t care what type of bike a person is riding. I care about how they are riding!
07-17-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,792
Posted By UniChris

What I find most compelling are the things I used...

What I find most compelling are the things I used to ignorantly do or could see myself doing, that turn out on detailed understanding to be potentially deadly.
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​​​​With regard to vehicular...
06-27-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By tomato coupe

It is illegal for a vehicle to go straight...

It is illegal for a vehicle to go straight through an intersection on a green right arrow. End of story.
06-25-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By Symox

joyful joyful

went on a ride after dialing in my bike. I LOVE riding my bike when everything is working and no annoying creaks/noises. I can focus just on riding
06-19-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Rick

Danish Road Safety Council

Where your helmet.
05-03-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,468
Posted By cb400bill

WalMart wants to sell bikes. Disc brakes, just...

WalMart wants to sell bikes. Disc brakes, just like suspensions, helps WalMart sell those bikes. It really doesn't matter to WalMart whether these items are beneficial or not.
04-25-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 151,409
Posted By SkinGriz

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Daughter #2 bike, I rode around corner. You or your...
03-25-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,692
Posted By jack pot

... what you want is an AK 47 shaped like a...

... what you want is an AK 47 shaped like a bicycle
02-09-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,215
Posted By Russ Roth

Trexlertown, PA; a nice little cycling mecca....

Trexlertown, PA; a nice little cycling mecca. They've got a velodrome, a crit course, somewhere around 80 miles of contiguous rail trail and amazing country roads with lots of hills and little...
01-31-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,380
Posted By _ForceD_

Letter to the editor — The “wave of death”

Saw this on the opinion page in yesterday’s local paper. I’ve been wanting to say the same thing for years.

Dan
01-27-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 151,409
Posted By Notso_fastLane

We don't have actual "Dead End" signs here. This...

We don't have actual "Dead End" signs here. This is how they do it locally:

...
01-20-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By dedhed

At $11/hundred or so there is no reason not to...

At $11/hundred or so there is no reason not to stock & replace most bearing balls if you plan to work on bikes.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,841
Posted By Bassmanbob

Which Ti Bike Did You Buy and Why? Happy or Not?

I'm seriously considering a titanium road bike and I've saved about half of the money for one. For those who've purchased a Ti bike, which one did you buy? Why did you get that one? Did you get the...
12-29-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 151,409
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

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12-01-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,680
Posted By browngw

My only black bike. "Sir Wayes A. Tonne" ...

My only black bike. "Sir Wayes A. Tonne"

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11-13-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,057
Posted By Alcanbrad

I occasionally ride a tandem solo a few times...

I occasionally ride a tandem solo a few times each year, mostly to pick up my stoker or after dropping her off. I have always found it very stable at speed. The stories above about jack-knifing are...
11-06-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 151,409
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Not hard to find closed business here: ...

Not hard to find closed business here:
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Inside this closed shoe store:...
11-05-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,813
Posted By squeakyschwinn

I have found that training from my motorcycle...

I have found that training from my motorcycle license has been helpful. Especially the rule of "assume no one sees you".
11-04-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,915
Posted By hazetguy

the twist creates a vortex air flow pattern,...

the twist creates a vortex air flow pattern, decreasing wind resistance (increasing aerodynamic advantage), thereby a significant increase in wattage output is created (when compared to non-twisted...
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