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05-05-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By wphamilton

So long

I think I've had enough of BF behaviors, not excluding some of the mods. For the rest, it's been fun. Happy trails.

Moderator, ban me please
05-05-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,099
Posted By wphamilton

To encourage people to reject racism. Your usual...

To encourage people to reject racism. Your usual noise is easy to ignore, but you're crossing a line here.
05-03-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By wphamilton

If you're talking entry level. Name brand entry...

If you're talking entry level. Name brand entry level bikes are all good, with not enough differences to mean much. Avoid shock absorbers, that's where they cut corners. Otherwise just go by price....
05-02-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,069
Posted By wphamilton

Engine noise is something that we tolerate...

Engine noise is something that we tolerate because we have to, and we've had to acclimate to our whole lives. A silent fleet can't arrive too quickly IMO.

In urban or suburban traffic we're...
05-02-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By wphamilton

Be careful with that. I've snapped more saddle...

Be careful with that. I've snapped more saddle clamp bolts than I care to admit. But a better clamp could be your best bet so I think you're on the right track.

You might still have some brake...
05-02-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,210
Posted By wphamilton

Which is why I think lane position is more...

Which is why I think lane position is more critical in intersections than almost anywhere else. I prefer starting from the left part, turning left, or at least in the center. The precise plan...
04-27-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,347
Posted By wphamilton

The answer is annoyingly simple. If you have...

The answer is annoyingly simple. If you have mountains, big hills or sometimes even difficult overpasses, it's better (much easier) to have a gear that you can drop into. Also that top end gear is...
04-27-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,099
Posted By wphamilton

Theory of jurisprudence IS the reality of courts....

Theory of jurisprudence IS the reality of courts. Laws must be specific and explicit in what they prohibit for example, otherwise they are challenged in court as illegal and the cases fail.
...
04-25-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,099
Posted By wphamilton

There is no legitimate theory of jurisprudence to...

There is no legitimate theory of jurisprudence to support this idea, that you have laws to control behaviors unrelated to the law. Any "authority" who makes a habit of applying "leverage" as "they...
04-23-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,099
Posted By wphamilton

Eh, that's turning back to surround and harass is...

Eh, that's turning back to surround and harass is one of the outrages that is mostly in the poster's imagination.
04-23-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,099
Posted By wphamilton

Popping wheelies? GET OFF MY LAWN. Danged kids...

Popping wheelies? GET OFF MY LAWN. Danged kids should be ARRESTED for popping wheelies.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,312
Posted By wphamilton

Some people keep 2 or 3 chains and rotate them...

Some people keep 2 or 3 chains and rotate them every 1000 miles, until both the chains and cassette are worn out. It makes more sense than the LBS recommendation, since the cassette lasts 2-3 times...
04-22-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,099
Posted By wphamilton

Sorry, but I'm not going to comment on things...

Sorry, but I'm not going to comment on things that only happened in some poster's imagination. Even if it was relevant (it's not). Bottom line: bikes were taken, kids arrested, for not having city...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,724
Posted By wphamilton

I'd do it. I built my own for an upright diamond...

I'd do it. I built my own for an upright diamond frame bike, and commuted with different versions of it for several years.

Comfortable in any conditions, and faster than my regular bikes. The...
04-22-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,099
Posted By wphamilton

oh I know this one: Get off my lawn, right? ...

oh I know this one: Get off my lawn, right?

Since the cop was going on and on about them being in the street and not having licenses. Watch the video yourself.

And by the way, you said nothing...
04-21-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By wphamilton

Girl's cycling advocacy in Iraq

40 Iraqi girls biked through Mosul in an advocacy event, which is apparently unusual in the Iraqi culture. It was a sponsored event; unclear by whom but each of the participants was given a bike.
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04-21-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,099
Posted By wphamilton

Harassment of cyclists in New Jersey

Police officers in Perth Amboy, New Jersey confiscated bikes and placed at least one rider in custody. Their crime: riding through town without city-issued bike license tags. The riders were not...
04-20-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,738
Posted By wphamilton

People will be less confused if you say "front"...

People will be less confused if you say "front" and "rear" shifters instead of "friction" and "gear" shifters. I know what you mean only because I read the thread, and a lot of answers are addressing...
04-20-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,869
Posted By wphamilton

If I kept it below "90% of predicted maximum" I...

If I kept it below "90% of predicted maximum" I wouldn't even get warmed up. I do easy aerobic runs at higher than 220-age start to finish. The formula is utterly useless for any individual purpose....
04-19-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By wphamilton

Could you hang her bike upside down?

Could you hang her bike upside down?
04-18-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,211
Posted By wphamilton

The only way I'd consider expensive cable housing...

The only way I'd consider expensive cable housing is if I had shifting problems with the inexpensive housing. Which frankly I don't see happening.
04-16-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,755
Posted By wphamilton

Quick question: are you guys imagining the body...

Quick question: are you guys imagining the body weight doing work on the pedals when you're in the saddle?
04-15-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By wphamilton

Why do you think it might make a difference,...

Why do you think it might make a difference, having the heavier tire on front or on back?

Ah, I read through and you mentioned that because the rear wheel is powered, you thought it might make a...
04-08-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,093
Posted By wphamilton

I clued into this around 10 or 12 years ago....

I clued into this around 10 or 12 years ago. While it was absolutely true that my wider tires were slower, at any pressure, it was because I'd buy the most inexpensive durable wide tires that I could...
04-07-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,995
Posted By wphamilton

I understand, I am just taken aback by the...

I understand, I am just taken aback by the assumption that my beater is like that. FTR, it has no mechanical issues, and would never see a shop mechanic regardless.

Point I was trying to make,...
04-06-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,995
Posted By wphamilton

Oh no, it was new and the wear and tear is all on...

Oh no, it was new and the wear and tear is all on me. The bike is scuffed up, but in no way requires any repair. Bar tape, that's it.

Just curious, why attack my beater like that? I'd expect more...
04-06-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,995
Posted By wphamilton

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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IT must be pretty rough nowadays. Back in the old days, 2008, it...
04-01-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,879
Posted By wphamilton

I've got to agree with what Secretary Pete said...

I've got to agree with what Secretary Pete said about it. Make sure that we can all coexist on the roadway, that's the bottom line.

And with a push to address our infrastructure, finally, it's a...
03-30-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,661
Posted By wphamilton

I carry one similar to this which works for...

I carry one similar to this which works for presta and shraeder. Much pumping to fill a tire, but it fits my small seat bag and has held up ...
03-29-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,903
Posted By wphamilton

If I were going to experiment with a shorter...

If I were going to experiment with a shorter crank, I'd want to try 160 or even 155. The key in my mind would be training for the same cadence which means lower foot-speed. The amount of torque...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By wphamilton

I'd be very surprised if you rode with 42 ring...

I'd be very surprised if you rode with 42 ring and 42 cog, and felt like you needed more unless you've got some monster climb nearby.

I know it's hard to hold back when we start changing parts,...
03-26-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,903
Posted By wphamilton

People are going to disagree, but the shorter...

People are going to disagree, but the shorter cranks likely do help a small amount, provided you've adapted to them. I say "help" vaguely because the measurements I've seen were in terms of metabolic...
03-26-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,980
Posted By wphamilton

You like to stir up "math" controversy don't you?...

You like to stir up "math" controversy don't you? Me too.

FWIW, for small angles, sine and tangent are close enough not to matter. So if it's easier for anyone to use arcsine than arctan, I say...
03-26-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,980
Posted By wphamilton

I think it just needs a diagram to be made clear:...

I think it just needs a diagram to be made clear:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/361x139/tangent_f26e1007422da1b16c9cbae2b407df0bb3b61f64.jpg
03-25-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,921
Posted By wphamilton

When you get back on the bike depends more on...

When you get back on the bike depends more on your risk tolerance than anything else, IMO. And pain tolerance. It was 3-5 days for me, for a broken collarbone.

You're not necessarily going to...
03-22-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,921
Posted By wphamilton

What's next ideally is a couple of months of not...

What's next ideally is a couple of months of not doing anything strenuous on that side. Normal activities, no problem.

You can make it up with your strength training after it's healed. Or whatever...
03-20-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,770
Posted By wphamilton

You obviously don't know anything about the laws...

You obviously don't know anything about the laws here in Georgia, let alone the "bike lanes" so you can go pound sand.
03-18-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,770
Posted By wphamilton

This may be a minority opinion, but I don't see...

This may be a minority opinion, but I don't see any safety problem in riding on the left side sidewalk up the hill for a mile. It might be even safer in fact.

Contra-traffic is unsafe at...
03-09-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,951
Posted By wphamilton

Here's a few random rules Treat that puddle...

Here's a few random rules

Treat that puddle of water as if it's hiding something, no matter how innocent it appears.​​​​​
Don't look at the top of the hill, it's trying to psyche you out.
...
03-07-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,203
Posted By wphamilton

I'd like to think so, but I'm pretty hard-headed...

I'd like to think so, but I'm pretty hard-headed so I'd probably do it again. Learning that you're not unbreakable any more, that one's hard to ignore.
03-07-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 363,216
Posted By wphamilton

Possibly both of those. Whatever the reasons,...

Possibly both of those. Whatever the reasons, after Australia imposed mandatory helmet laws, and then made them more stringent, we have some data about that. Some of the participation data is...
03-07-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By wphamilton

Just some general remarks about low-end bike...

Just some general remarks about low-end bike specs. When I'm looking at inexpensive new bikes there are a few red flags that stand out for various reasons.

High-ten steel (heavy)
Non-standard...
03-01-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 363,216
Posted By wphamilton

Close enough, no argument from me. I involve...

Close enough, no argument from me. I involve myself here mainly just to provide objective facts and reason, as much as I'm able, and people are going to make up their own minds about what to do with...
02-28-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,436
Posted By wphamilton

This pretty much, plus running is a more intense...

This pretty much, plus running is a more intense exercise for a given time. That makes it harder in my opinion.
02-27-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,436
Posted By wphamilton

We don't call it a flywheel when the rotational...

We don't call it a flywheel when the rotational inertia is insignificant. The linear momentum comes from you forcing the wheel around - the opposite effect of a flywheel.

I don't mean to pick,...
02-24-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,986
Posted By wphamilton

The main factor is how eccentric and idiocentric...

The main factor is how eccentric and idiocentric the target demographic is.
02-15-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,309
Posted By wphamilton

Apparently they all already knew how to ramp back...

Apparently they all already knew how to ramp back up from the winter. Some of us have never experienced that before.
02-15-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,309
Posted By wphamilton

Clearly I'm not real enough for a smart trainer. ...

Clearly I'm not real enough for a smart trainer. Or smart enough for a real trainer as the case may be. I'll settle for a hard minute of vigorous calisthenics to pound watts, every other day since...
02-15-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,309
Posted By wphamilton

Do we practice the bidon flip now, or should that...

Do we practice the bidon flip now, or should that wait for warmer weather? I don't want to fumble any bidons, but then again I'd feel foolish if I'm flipping them out of season.
02-15-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,309
Posted By wphamilton

See that's why I asked - I didn't even think...

See that's why I asked - I didn't even think about that. I'd better start with rim brakes at first, don't want to risk cutting off any limbs from being out of practice.
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