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02-03-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,309
Posted By Square & Compas

beanz, I love how aluminum fails. It always seems...

beanz, I love how aluminum fails. It always seems to do so at an angle. It also tends to shear when it does fail. This is how my seat frame failed. You still don't know why I ride recumbent. though...
02-03-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

My short answer is experience. Real life...

My short answer is experience. Real life experience to be exact. Let's see I have ridden bike in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and Hawaii. I have ridden in ubran, suburban, county and open...
02-03-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

forester is off my ignore list for right now...

forester is off my ignore list for right now because I have some mroe questions for him and would love to see his answer. I just hope he can keep it under 5 sentances and one paragraph or less. If...
02-03-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,309
Posted By Square & Compas

Keep in mind you ride a recumbent too.

Keep in mind you ride a recumbent too.
02-03-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,309
Posted By Square & Compas

You still haven't answered as to how that frame...

You still haven't answered as to how that frame failed.

You don't know why I ride a recumbent instead of a wedgie. But please prove yourself an ass and state your assumption as to why. I'll tell...
02-03-10, 08:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,309
Posted By Square & Compas

First of all, **** YOU AND THE BIKES YOU RIDE...

First of all, **** YOU AND THE BIKES YOU RIDE ON!!! I take exception to the insult about why you think I'm on a recumbent. Frankly it is none of your ****ing business so get over yoruself!!!
...
02-03-10, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Square & Compas

Then ride bandit style. That is where you don't...

Then ride bandit style. That is where you don't pay to do the ride. You either ride self contained or have someone, like a spouse, transport your gear for you. All you'll need money for is food, etc....
02-02-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Square & Compas

There has been a change of plans for me. Instead...

There has been a change of plans for me. Instead of only doing one day I am riding the whole week.
02-02-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,309
Posted By Square & Compas

Have you ever read Bicycle Times? If you had...

Have you ever read Bicycle Times? If you had you'd notice it is geared more toward the everyday cyclist. Commuters, urban cyclsits, etc. Yes it does have reviews on bikes and equipment. Nothing wrong...
02-02-10, 04:25 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

:popcorn:fight::bang::deadhorse2::injured:

:popcorn:fight::bang::deadhorse2::injured:
01-31-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Square & Compas

Anyone else planning on attending RAGBRAI this...

Anyone else planning on attending RAGBRAI this year? This years ride will be July 25 to July 31, 2010. The 442 mile route will be the third easiest fifth lowest in elevation and sixth shortest...
01-31-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Square & Compas

As stated RAGBRAI isn't ending. I don't see how...

As stated RAGBRAI isn't ending. I don't see how an anonymous person on an internet forum could discourage other anonymous people from participating in an event like RAGBRAI even with empty threats....
01-31-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Square & Compas

The law suit you refer to has to do with the...

The law suit you refer to has to do with the incident in 2004 when a rider died from injuries after his front wheel was caught in a center line seam of a Crawford County Hwy. The law suit happened...
01-31-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Square & Compas

It's official, overnight towns announced.

Last night, Jan. 30, 2010 at about 9:00 pm the official overnight towns for the worlds oldest, largest and longest multi day bicycle TOUR were announced. The start town is my city, Sioux City, Iowa....
01-31-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By Square & Compas

At the end of each year I take the total cost of...

At the end of each year I take the total cost of riding, which includes every expense for the bike and what it cost to ride in organized rides and divide against the total of my miles. It has yet to...
01-31-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,309
Posted By Square & Compas

For those that hate "Buy-cycling" magazine there...

For those that hate "Buy-cycling" magazine there is another fairly new magizine for the commuter/utility cyclist. They are on the 4th issue. It is called Bicycle Times....
01-29-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,024
Posted By Square & Compas

How do you fasten the sump pump tubing to the...

How do you fasten the sump pump tubing to the respirator?
01-27-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Square & Compas

I sent the email to all of the representatives...

I sent the email to all of the representatives listed. I got this response back from Representative Mark Smith:
01-27-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Square & Compas

I honestly do not know why not 3'.

I honestly do not know why not 3'.
01-27-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By Square & Compas

How do vc'rs view this?

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?617969-The-Bike-Safety-Responsibility-Bill-Shows-Life-In-House

Discuss.
01-27-10, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Square & Compas

The Bike Safety & Responsibility Bill Shows Life In House

For those that are able to please ask the Representatives to support this.



Links:
http://www.bikeiowa.com/asp/hotnews/newsdisplay.asp?NewsID=4312...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,537
Posted By Square & Compas

I could have told you Kenda's suck big time. At...

I could have told you Kenda's suck big time. At one time I got the bright idea of switching from Primo's to Kenda's on my recumbent. That was a bad idea. The Kenda's failed within 3 months.
01-22-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Square & Compas

The original seat frame is non heat treated...

The original seat frame is non heat treated aluminum. That is the problem with the welds failing. Cro moly will not have that issue.
01-22-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Square & Compas

First what is rattlecanning? Never heard the term...

First what is rattlecanning? Never heard the term before. I tried a retro fit with a seat meant for a newer model Vision after the frame was redesigned. The same style of seat used on Volae's. Even...
01-22-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Square & Compas

I know I could go cheap and buy from nashbar,...

I know I could go cheap and buy from nashbar, etc. But I prefer to keep the green in my community and support my local bike shop. I am also very, very partial to the Shimano brand/style chain I have...
01-22-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Square & Compas

Yes, a recumbent. Vision R40 OSR, SWB/MWB. The...

Yes, a recumbent. Vision R40 OSR, SWB/MWB. The current aluminum has 8 welds, 5 of which have failed and been repaired over the last 7+ years. There are no replacements available anywhere with out...
01-22-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Square & Compas

Getting ready to ride.

I am starting to get ready to ride this year. In no particular order here is a list and the approximate cost, if known, of what it will take to get me and my bike ready by the month of March:

1....
01-21-10, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By Square & Compas

In Iowa it is illegal to ride or opreate a...

In Iowa it is illegal to ride or opreate a bicycle on a roadway while intoxicated. I believe a drunk cyclist can be charged with OWI.
01-21-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 972
Posted By Square & Compas

Sound like because you were insulated in a nice...

Sound like because you were insulated in a nice community you may have been an may still be complacent, which opens you up to vulnerability. I am not trying to point out your short comings because it...
01-21-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By Square & Compas

Definitions.

Under this part of 321.1 of the Iowa code on traffic bicycles are not designated as vehicles:


Yet under this part of 321.1 bicycles are designated as traffic:


Under 321.294 MOTOR vehicles...
01-21-10, 12:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 972
Posted By Square & Compas

UA, are you a regular commuter? Or is commuting...

UA, are you a regular commuter? Or is commuting somthing new for you?
01-21-10, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 972
Posted By Square & Compas

You moved to Detroit and did not expect it to be...

You moved to Detroit and did not expect it to be dominated by the car culture? What did you expect from the birth place/home of the big 3? You can not be that naive.
01-20-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

I'll take that as an agreement from you and put...

I'll take that as an agreement from you and put you back on ignore.
01-20-10, 04:07 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

Tell you what let's leave it at this: We agree to...

Tell you what let's leave it at this: We agree to disagree. You believe what you know to be true, I'll believe what I know to be true. We will both live and let live and leave each other alone on the...
Forum: Foo
01-20-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Square & Compas

Considering the MSRP is $1199.99 for the TV...

Considering the MSRP is $1199.99 for the TV alone, $349.99 for the sound bar and wireless sub woofer and $189.99 for the Blu Ray player and shipping is $170 for a total of $1,909.97, less then $1,000...
01-20-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

Ok, I think I know where you're going with this....

Ok, I think I know where you're going with this. So let me try this. You do realize that the painted strip is in no way a physical barrier with the purpose of keeping a cyclist in the bike lane,...
01-20-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

Then you are wrong. I do consider it an...

Then you are wrong. I do consider it an authoritative source. But only if it is a direct quote. Not an interpretation from you. I do not take anything you say, in your words, definitions or...
01-20-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

If it can include riding in and out of bike lanes...

If it can include riding in and out of bike lanes bike lanes, etc. also known as Adaptive Cycling then why are there claims that doing so is unvehicular?
01-20-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

So why is forester stating that in 1944 this...

So why is forester stating that in 1944 this designation changed?

BTW, In Iowa a bicycle is not designated as a vehicle. I do not know when this changed, if it ever was designated as a vehicle or...
Forum: Foo
01-20-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Square & Compas

I should have been more specific. What I meant by...

I should have been more specific. What I meant by cycling Blu Ray movies is American Flyers, Quicksilver, Breaking Away, etc.
01-20-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

If forester or anyone else proves his statement...

If forester or anyone else proves his statement that in 1944 bicycles were changed from being vehicles to being devices I will retract what I said about false statements and stand corrected. Note I...
Forum: Foo
01-20-10, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Square & Compas

Right now I am watching a 32" CRT. The over all...

Right now I am watching a 32" CRT. The over all size of the entertainment center it is in is about 45" and is in a corner with a window on one wall and the wall that makes up the border of the arch...
Forum: Foo
01-19-10, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Square & Compas

Will soon be able to watch favorite cycling movies on a better TV.

I just ordered my new TV as part of a promotion deal. A new 42" HD flat panel LCD with internet connectivity. As part of the promotion I get a free Blu Ray player and and audio set up for completing...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-10, 11:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,515
Posted By Square & Compas

Let's clarify. Is the OP asking how many zip ties...

Let's clarify. Is the OP asking how many zip ties are in use or how many are carried on the bike in case they are needed?
Forum: Commuting
01-19-10, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By Square & Compas

1. There is a big differance with riding a 40+...

1. There is a big differance with riding a 40+ mile ride with no additional weight than commuting to/from school/work with loaded saddle bags, panniers or a back pack.

2. There is a big...
01-19-10, 10:53 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

While foresters statement, that has yet to be...

While foresters statement, that has yet to be proven true or not, about when bicycles were changed from vehicles to devices might be true. One statement he made that is absolultey false is saying he...
01-19-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

Not from you! Let me make this really...

Not from you!

Let me make this really simple and easy to understand what I am asking.

1. Were bicycles ever defined as vehicles rather then devices in accordance or under traffic codes or...
01-19-10, 05:47 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

It is not my job. I am not the one making...

It is not my job. I am not the one making potentially false statments with dates, 1944, attached to it. I am asking someone to prove it. For right now I have taken forester off of my ignore list. I...
01-19-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

Show me which one. and which post number it is.

Show me which one. and which post number it is.
01-19-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,455
Posted By Square & Compas

This quote is from foresters site. Does this mean...

This quote is from foresters site. Does this mean in 1944 all 50 states decided to make bicycles devices rather then vehicles of the roadway? Were they ever classified as vehicels to begin with under...
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