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Forum: Northeast
05-06-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By randomgear

Be very careful around the trolley tracks on...

Be very careful around the trolley tracks on Huntington and South Huntington, especially where they intersect - there have been grisly crashes due to the tracks. Cross the tracks at as close to a...
02-05-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,736
Posted By randomgear

Actually, I would like to hear what other...

Actually, I would like to hear what other possibilities you've thought of.

Don't worry about offending me; I doubt it would lower my opinion of you. But, I will keep that opinion to myself.
02-05-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,736
Posted By randomgear

No, just sleepy and it was past my bedtime. ...

No, just sleepy and it was past my bedtime.

The people in the video are just that: people. Not thugs. They may not be behaving in a socially responsible manner, but that does not make them thugs.
02-04-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,736
Posted By randomgear

Yeah, but you are the jerk who just them thugs!

Yeah, but you are the jerk who just them thugs!
09-15-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,662
Posted By randomgear

Well, like many things in a government, it...

Well, like many things in a government, it depends on the department and their typical public engagement process.

In Boston, if the project is by MassDOT, or funded by them and run by the City,...
06-18-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By randomgear

a far bigger question is whether the brake pads...

a far bigger question is whether the brake pads will reach the smaller rim, unless you are running disc brakes.
No reason to reduce crank arm length, that said, there will be an increased chance...
06-18-17, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By randomgear

The City of Boston started doing visual analysis...

The City of Boston started doing visual analysis counts last summer and fall. There were some manual counts that coincided with the automated ones to determine accuracy; but I don't know what they...
05-29-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By randomgear

Looks like it came out well; just wish that the...

Looks like it came out well; just wish that the picture was much bigger.
05-25-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By randomgear

Unterhausen is exactly right, a median refuge...

Unterhausen is exactly right, a median refuge island would really help here - a minimum of 6' wide to accommodate bikes and strollers. You can see examples of it in the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design...
05-25-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By randomgear

Many dynamo headlights are designed to work with...

Many dynamo headlights are designed to work with 0.6w tail lights and a 2.4w headlight for a total of 3 watts. Most dynamo hubs are designed to produce 3 watts at a relatively low speed; I believe...
05-20-17, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By randomgear

MassDOT had a few boards up for people to mark up...

MassDOT had a few boards up for people to mark up and comment at the Bike to work Fest at Boston City Hall Plaza on Friday morning. Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack was there along with...
05-19-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By randomgear

Viewing Google Maps satellite view and street...

Viewing Google Maps satellite view and street view I find it odd that the Rte 27 crosswalk doesn't have striping to make it high-viz. Somewhat disturbing on street view is the van school bus turning...
04-29-17, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By randomgear

Did you manage to reverse the polarity somewhere...

Did you manage to reverse the polarity somewhere by attaching the wrong wire to the wrong terminal?
04-28-17, 10:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,071
Posted By randomgear

Honestly a few of the above opinions are why you...

Honestly a few of the above opinions are why you should have started a new thread; it's not that difficult. (says the guy who has only started a single thread...) Given the break location between...
04-28-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By randomgear

1990's is now vintage? If it's true all I can...

1990's is now vintage?
If it's true all I can say is dear God, I am old!
04-21-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By randomgear

well, the air will run to the bottom of the...

well, the air will run to the bottom of the tire...

But seriously, hooks tend to be coated so there shouldn't be any potential for hook to rim corrosion.
04-17-17, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By randomgear

Mine is a DH 3N72, it's about 8 years old and...

Mine is a DH 3N72, it's about 8 years old and works just fine.

If your winter commuter has the same wheel size as your normal commuter, then just switch out the wheels seasonally. If they are...
04-17-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By randomgear

I don't recommend sidewall dynamos, I used a B&M...

I don't recommend sidewall dynamos, I used a B&M one for about a year and it would always slip in the rain and snow and if knocked out of adjustment would wear out it's rubber roller in about a...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-17, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,197
Posted By randomgear

Quite the amazing rebuild! But, I have to say, I...

Quite the amazing rebuild! But, I have to say, I was hoping for amazing lime green forks. Oh, I very jealous of your gearing.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-10-17, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By randomgear

Don't spend money on something that will get...

Don't spend money on something that will get eventually break when you take multiple jumps on it. Consider the frame, and many of it's components, to be disposable if you use it for jumping. After...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-17, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By randomgear

Are you kidding? It's mine and another guy from...

Are you kidding? It's mine and another guy from around Boston's fault we had snow March - both of us had studded tires that died.
It wasn't so much the snow that kept me off the road for a while,...
04-04-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By randomgear

craigslist link here:...

craigslist link here: https://longisland.craigslist.org/bid/6001782043.html

Looks like a Japan or Taiwan clone of an English three-speed, most likely "Plymouth" was a house brand for a department...
04-01-17, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,581
Posted By randomgear

Take offense? Car drivers in Boston take pride...

Take offense? Car drivers in Boston take pride in being known as M*******s! Thankfully our streets can be crowded so speeds are generally slower and we have some of the best hospitals in the world....
04-01-17, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By randomgear

You don't need a professional stamp to propose...

You don't need a professional stamp to propose things to a government agency, city, town, county... They won't build directly from your designs even if they think its a good idea. They will either...
03-27-17, 11:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By randomgear

Personally, I freeze my spokes during the winter...

Personally, I freeze my spokes during the winter months and heat them up in summer. It works well for me.
Forum: Commuting
03-14-17, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,547
Posted By randomgear

The Marathon's are quite heavy but extremely...

The Marathon's are quite heavy but extremely puncture resistant, they do, however, roll well for their weight. Screws and big staples can still penetrate the tread, but they are great for commuting...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By randomgear

Sorry, I don't; but any standard quill stem...

Sorry, I don't; but any standard quill stem should work. Once again, you have to match the stem to the handlebars and the brakes/shifters.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By randomgear

Try flipping the bars for that classic scorcher...

Try flipping the bars for that classic scorcher look. You will need to pay strict attention to handlebar diameter if hanging to road drop bars. I wouldn't worry much about different handlebars...
02-05-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By randomgear

Coincidence, both of ours are Winter Marathons. ...

Coincidence, both of ours are Winter Marathons.

My bead stuck out only about 1/16". Before it disapeared it managed to puncture the tube again; but hey, I made it to my meeting in time, so it...
02-04-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By randomgear

Not at all too long; it's a studded tire and...

Not at all too long; it's a studded tire and barely shows any wear.

That said, it seems we all agree that it's a broken bead and must be replaced. I just wish it wasn't an $85 studded tire. Ouch....
02-04-17, 02:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By randomgear

Broken tire bead: tire no longer fits on rim

I found my rear studded tire flat the other day, when I went to repair it I found an exposed end of the wire bead sticking slightly out of the tire, I ignored it, repaired the tire and rode off. I...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By randomgear

It won't damage the paint. Hopefully your saddle...

It won't damage the paint. Hopefully your saddle either wasn't leather or somehow made it safely through the ordeal.

There are likely better ways -google skunk deoderizer..
Forum: Framebuilders
12-30-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,508
Posted By randomgear

Exactly, it's amazing to see it being done by...

Exactly, it's amazing to see it being done by someone with knowledge and a proper shop. I tend to use a vise, clamps, and bricks to hold things in place when I build/repair my homebuilt racks. ...
12-21-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By randomgear

When you get your new seat post and saddle, make...

When you get your new seat post and saddle, make sure that you replace the quick release seatpost skewer with a bolt. While certainly not even theft resistant, it will prevent theft from people who...
12-19-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,823
Posted By randomgear

Is that a rider's name on the top tube? Edit,...

Is that a rider's name on the top tube?
Edit, seems to just say its Campy equiped...
12-19-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,675
Posted By randomgear

Also try wrapping your aluminum brake levers with...

Also try wrapping your aluminum brake levers with twine or a couple layers of heat shrink tubing to help reduce the amount of heat they draw from your fingers.

I also found it helped to wear one...
12-16-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,697
Posted By randomgear

I've added wading boot studs to my winter boots...

I've added wading boot studs to my winter boots before. They work pretty well (I mount mine between the lugs so they don't stick out so much) but I have to remember to be careful where I walk - no...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,158
Posted By randomgear

So glad you went for silver SKS fenders, they...

So glad you went for silver SKS fenders, they should look amazing - I have black plastic on my daily commuter/utility bike they look heavy..., I have silver fenders on my pretty bike.

Re Acorn...
12-15-16, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By randomgear

Thanks guys. I'll check the dropouts for warping...

Thanks guys. I'll check the dropouts for warping tomorrow.

The ND side was broken and fell off when I removed the wheel, suspect it was held in place firmly by compression. The other broke after...
12-15-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By randomgear

Cracked locknuts

Just got done putting on the studded tires for winter, and found my rear hub had two cracked and broken locknuts. The first fell off as I removed the rear wheel and the second when I tried to adjust...
12-09-16, 11:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By randomgear

25% MassDOT plan - note North to the right and no...

25% MassDOT plan - note North to the right and no bike lanes on Eliot, only on Pond.
http://i67.tinypic.com/34g5zyv.jpg
12-09-16, 11:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By randomgear

Ouch!:eek: Well, that's what I get for just...

Ouch!:eek: Well, that's what I get for just mirroring things...
Mr. Bill, thank you for noticing.
Fixed it
12-09-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By randomgear

Responses in red... A full intersection...

Responses in red...


A full intersection (apologies, I was feeling lazy yesterday evening and apparently this evening, too):
http://i63.tinypic.com/b71990.jpg
12-09-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By randomgear

Actually, protected intersections safely allow...

Actually, protected intersections safely allow right turning traffic in a concurrent phase. The protected intersection allows people on foot or on bike to get partway through the intersection before...
12-08-16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By randomgear

WelshT, Would something like this be worth...

WelshT,
Would something like this be worth considering - it transitions from standard bike lane to a protected intersection but also allows cyclists who want to share the lane the ability to do so...
12-08-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By randomgear

Also, since this project began earlier, the...

Also, since this project began earlier, the designers are not likely required to use the MassDOT separated bike lane planning and design guide, but it is a very decent reference that you should at...
12-08-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By randomgear

WelshT, So this is the Town of Ashland and...

WelshT,
So this is the Town of Ashland and MassDOT project number 604123 that just had a 25% design review hearing on Tuesday?
Project site here: PondSt (http://pondst.ashlandmass.com/)
MassDOT...
10-22-16, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,233
Posted By randomgear

If you want to treat your bike like a car and...

If you want to treat your bike like a car and just jump on and go without having to worry about packing lights or making sure they have recharged or carrying spare batteries, then get a Dynamo hub...
10-12-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By randomgear

Bridges are frequently built to be slightly...

Bridges are frequently built to be slightly narrower than the adjacent roadways since a narrower bridge is a cheaper bridge. The travel lanes tend to be the same width, but the state/county/city...
09-21-16, 12:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,121
Posted By randomgear

Assuming that you have a steel, you can make a...

Assuming that you have a steel, you can make a tool to spread your fork blades very easily by using a piece of threaded rod probably at least 6" long and putting two washers and thread two nuts onto...
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