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Forum: Touring
11-10-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By FOG

I did not want to sugar coat the experience, but...

I did not want to sugar coat the experience, but it was more than satisfactory. I got a brand new Brooks saddle for a total of $81. My point is they are still out there, and prices and response are...
Forum: Touring
11-09-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By FOG

I just got a Brooks Saddle from permaco.com...

I just got a Brooks Saddle from permaco.com (Persons Majestic) and got a knock off price on a genuine Brooks. It was cumbersome. I e-mailed them with the item, price and shipping quoted on the...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-12, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,479
Posted By FOG

The tab may be for some kind of cord. Most...

The tab may be for some kind of cord. Most snowboard gloves have cords so that they will not drop if you have to take them off, for example on a lift. Further, soft snow can cover almost anything. ...
Forum: Touring
10-26-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,928
Posted By FOG

They do a good job of keeping water off me. I do...

They do a good job of keeping water off me. I do have a rear rack as well, and the bags on it seem not to get as much water on them as one might expect were the fenders not there. The fenders are...
Forum: Touring
10-26-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,928
Posted By FOG

Minimalist fenders

On my Schwinn Le Tour, circa 1978, I have aluminum fenders I had added when the bike was new. The fenders are only about 12 inches long, and are fastened at one point each. The fenders have done a...
10-06-08, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By FOG

Get a light, please

This morning, driving to work in the dark, I almost was the driver in one of those classic left turning vehicle hits bike accidents. I didn't see the rider, who had no lights and no retroreflective...
04-03-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By FOG

CTC is a tradename for a brand of Traffic Control...

CTC is a tradename for a brand of Traffic Control System (TCS). TCS relies on exclusive block allocation, which is completely unworkable for highway use, because trains are not permitted even to...
02-03-06, 10:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,013
Posted By FOG

Just lose the snowboard, and buy more skis. ;)

Just lose the snowboard, and buy more skis. ;)
10-30-05, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,287
Posted By FOG

The Yakima half rack in front is pretty good, and...

The Yakima half rack in front is pretty good, and will work well with other brand boxes, especially Thule. In fact, I think the Thule box worked better than the Yakima.
09-26-05, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,053
Posted By FOG

The rail right-of-way is private property (unless...

The rail right-of-way is private property (unless the railroad is a public entity), and you have no more right to ride on that right-of-way than you have to ride in my backyard. Add to that the fact...
08-09-05, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,287
Posted By FOG

I had put a Thule Mountaineer box on when I first...

I had put a Thule Mountaineer box on when I first got the cross bars. It fit and worked very nicely. Unfortunately that box cracked after about six months, and REI was good enough to replace it with...
Forum: Foo
06-14-05, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By FOG

I saw one this week mounted on an SUV spare tire...

I saw one this week mounted on an SUV spare tire cover. Unfortunately it was upside-down.
Forum: Touring
06-14-05, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By FOG

There are excellent buys on wheels from time to...

There are excellent buys on wheels from time to time on nashbar.com , but the thing that strikes me about the value of wheels is how much of the value is in how well the wheel was built. You can get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-05, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By FOG

The diagram shows plenty of room for a bike in...

The diagram shows plenty of room for a bike in the back seat, since the cabin is 44 inches wide. http://www.zenithair.com/stolch801/cabin.html

You might try asking on the matronics list too. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-05, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By FOG

I assume you are talking about general aviation...

I assume you are talking about general aviation flying. If so, then you want something more like a commuter would have, perhaps a Dahon. You don't want to have to take a half hour to assemble a...
06-09-05, 10:50 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

Automobiles don't wear out pavement either-...

Automobiles don't wear out pavement either- trucks do, and not too many cyclists are ready to haul 60,000 pounds of freight. For a discussion of how trucks wear out pavement see: ...
Forum: Foo
06-09-05, 06:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,205
Posted By FOG

If I were picking an anthem I might pick the...

If I were picking an anthem I might pick the Battle Hymn of the Republic, but that tune has plenty of alternative sets of lyrics (They can't be called parodies because the melody predates the...
06-09-05, 05:24 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

This is a problem in statistics. Correlation...

This is a problem in statistics. Correlation does not imply causation. Cyclists may be healthier people for cycling, but just as plausibly, healthy people may be more likely to be cyclists because...
06-09-05, 05:14 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

Neither. I was taking issue with a statement...

Neither. I was taking issue with a statement which appears to be incorrect. Economics is about making informed choices, and among choices which are given serious consideration there are usually...
06-08-05, 05:38 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

This depends on several things. First, the...

This depends on several things. First, the traffic in Britain is different from that in the US. Second, the estimated benefitical effects would involve some heroic assumptions, made by advocates of...
06-07-05, 04:57 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

I have seen with my own eyes, and I suspect most...

I have seen with my own eyes, and I suspect most others have too, vehicles queued up behind a slow moving cyclist on the highway. I cannot estimate what percentage of the time this happens, but in...
06-03-05, 05:54 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

Long term fatality rates for motorist have been...

Long term fatality rates for motorist have been decling steadily. see http://www.motorists.org/issues/safety/make_sense_of_data.html

This trend has continued and the fatality rate per 100 million...
06-03-05, 05:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

What I was saying is that the societal costs of...

What I was saying is that the societal costs of bicylce accidents, at about $3,000,000 per fatality, would be so great, that the other societal costs of cycling would be comparatively negligible, and...
06-03-05, 05:16 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

See for example...

See for example http://www.zzapp.org/rileygea/itsa/bikefat.htm

There were 4,000 cyclists killed in the US over a five year period, about 800 per year, or one fiftieth the number of people killed...
06-02-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

Societal costs include externalized and...

Societal costs include externalized and internalized costs. The externalized costs are those that do not accrue to the individual occasioning them. Thus, a fatal accident imposes a societal cost of...
06-02-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

Vehicular cycling would lower the societal costs...

Vehicular cycling would lower the societal costs of bicycling significantly. the real disasters are unlit bikes at night, and bicyclists who totally ignore the rules of the road. The better you...
Forum: Touring
06-02-05, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By FOG

Isn't this a lot like the modolo shifters?

Isn't this a lot like the modolo shifters?
Forum: Touring
06-02-05, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By FOG

Find an army poncho liner- much better for that...

Find an army poncho liner- much better for that kind of travel and sleeping. Combine it with a poncho and you have shelter and raingear.
06-02-05, 03:06 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

No, but I might go along with banning glass beer...

No, but I might go along with banning glass beer bottles and side view mirrors.
06-02-05, 02:55 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

TAble 3 of that document appears to understate...

TAble 3 of that document appears to understate dramatically the costs imposed by bicycles. it is an advocacy document which would be easy to debunk. For example, it says that bicycles have no...
06-02-05, 02:41 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

When the roads are a public good, that implies...

When the roads are a public good, that implies that my use of the resource has little or no adverse impact on your use, then this formulation might be right, but as a resource becomes scarce we will...
06-02-05, 02:37 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

Ka-ching.

Ka-ching.
06-02-05, 02:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

There have been various proposals to eliminate...

There have been various proposals to eliminate fuel taxes for non-highway users (exxcluding aviation users, who pay a different fuel tax). The biggest sore spot was the diesel fuel tax paid by...
06-02-05, 12:34 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

Exactly right. As long as cyclists are not...

Exactly right. As long as cyclists are not abrasive, we will continue to enjoy the protection of the law. However, as congestion increases, we may find tolerance on the downswing. This implies a...
06-02-05, 12:32 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

If you can show me where I said that it was a bad...

If you can show me where I said that it was a bad idea to improve cycling safety, let me know. In fact, the externalized costs of cyclists' injuries are an additional cost of cycling. There are two...
06-02-05, 10:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

The cars happen to stop in the same places as...

The cars happen to stop in the same places as trucks, which cause virtually all of the wear and tear. The trucks pay some incredibly high user fees, but still don't pay their own way.
06-02-05, 10:00 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

At least the automobile operator paid a fuel tax...

At least the automobile operator paid a fuel tax which supports building of the road.
06-02-05, 09:17 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,861
Posted By FOG

Not only is driving a privilege, not a right, ...

Not only is driving a privilege, not a right, but so is bicycling. This privilege is regulated by your state. Once your state says you have the privilege to be on the road, then you have a right...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By FOG

Check out...

Check out http://www.fra.dot.gov/downloads/safety/cross_chp3.pdf

which is a compilation of sate laws regarding blocked crossings
Forum: Touring
06-01-05, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By FOG

How accurate are published geometry and size...

How accurate are published geometry and size specs?
Forum: Touring
05-31-05, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By FOG

Those who buy them don't resell them, perhaps...

Those who buy them don't resell them, perhaps because they haven't joined the bike of the month club.
05-16-05, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,097
Posted By FOG

Bikes are measured along the seat tube, which is...

Bikes are measured along the seat tube, which is the tube the saddle post goes into. there are two ways to measure, center to center, which is the classic way, and center to top, which is more like...
05-06-05, 05:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,447
Posted By FOG

The economics of the commons is a well-discussed...

The economics of the commons is a well-discussed topic in economics, and the overuse of commons is one of the classic arguments for private ownership of resources. The implication of calling the...
05-06-05, 05:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,376
Posted By FOG

There has been a lot of very good stuff posted...

There has been a lot of very good stuff posted here, most of it surrounding the issue of vehicular cycling versus bike lanes or paths. I tend to agree with the vehicular cycling approach, but there...
05-05-05, 05:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,447
Posted By FOG

Freedom isn't real unless the other guy is free...

Freedom isn't real unless the other guy is free to make choices which you dislike.
05-05-05, 05:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,376
Posted By FOG

I feel safer in the commuter bus than I do in my...

I feel safer in the commuter bus than I do in my car, safer in my car than on my motorcycle, and safer on my motorcycle than on my bicycle. I have worked with enough safety statistics over the years...
05-05-05, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By FOG

The bike messengers on K street in DC, seem to be...

The bike messengers on K street in DC, seem to be a self-endangering speicies, as they have no concept of how to obey traffic signals nor rules of the road.
05-05-05, 05:21 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 12,736
Posted By FOG

Flipping the bird may not be protected speech,...

Flipping the bird may not be protected speech, but may be disorderly conduct, in the same category as "fighting words." If you really force a law enforcement officer into a situation where he is...
04-15-05, 06:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By FOG

This sounds like it may be fodder for Jeff...

This sounds like it may be fodder for Jeff Fxworthy: If your truck hits a bike and the bike is still in the bike shop...
Forum: Touring
04-15-05, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By FOG

Larry Black runs both College Park bicycles, on...

Larry Black runs both College Park bicycles, on Knox road, and Mt. Airy bicycles. If you work with him I am sure you could try out bikes at the College Park store, which is about half a mile from...
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