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12-19-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,349
Posted By phinney

Our D'Lite was good to about 25 mph behind the...

Our D'Lite was good to about 25 mph behind the tandem. Above that the bike would start a wobble. No such problem with the Solo which was stable all the way to around 35 which is the fastest I ever...
08-15-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By phinney

I haven't had any problems with mine either. Very...

I haven't had any problems with mine either. Very likely a seatpost issue.
08-07-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,396
Posted By phinney

"I start going slowly hoping to *maybe* not have...

"I start going slowly hoping to *maybe* not have to take my feet off the pedals. There are about four car lengths between me and the cars stopped at the light. I am dead center of the lane, rolling...
07-26-09, 07:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,331
Posted By phinney

The video does show how ineffective a u-lock is...

The video does show how ineffective a u-lock is for self defense.
07-26-09, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,062
Posted By phinney

Helmets are a strangulation hazard for small...

Helmets are a strangulation hazard for small children. Never let him wear or play with a helmet unsupervised.
09-13-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 46,278
Posted By phinney

If your kickstand is rattling you can fix it or...

If your kickstand is rattling you can fix it or replace it. No need for a kickstand to rattle.
08-28-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By phinney

New York is better than Michigan.

New York is better than Michigan.
08-28-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,972
Posted By phinney

I think it's more that the trend of ever...

I think it's more that the trend of ever increasing gas prices has stopped for awhile so people are feeling better about it. Traffic has certainly picked up around here.
08-28-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,500
Posted By phinney

One of the common risks of riding a bicycle is...

One of the common risks of riding a bicycle is getting attacked by a dog. If adequately prepared it's unlikely you'd get seriously injured. If you weren't prepared you should sue yourself.

If...
08-28-08, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,511
Posted By phinney

Sounds like another windfall for the legal...

Sounds like another windfall for the legal profession. Tort reform anyone?
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By phinney

If the fog is really heavy stay off the road....

If the fog is really heavy stay off the road. Wait until it clears a bit and then go to work.
08-28-08, 06:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 46,278
Posted By phinney

Laying the bike on its side works great until...

Laying the bike on its side works great until someone trips over it.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,589
Posted By phinney

Agree with Mike. The flat top on the B68 is very...

Agree with Mike. The flat top on the B68 is very comfortable for me. I have one on my drop bar touring bike and love it. My favorite Brooks by far.

I also gave the B17 a good try but never did...
08-25-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,985
Posted By phinney

While I agree leather seats are the way to go the...

While I agree leather seats are the way to go the B17 doesn't work for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-08, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By phinney

I just got my wife a Surly LHT for around $900 at...

I just got my wife a Surly LHT for around $900 at the LBS. These are great touring bikes and since you can still return the Schwinn I'd recommend doing that.

If you want to keep the Schwinn...
08-25-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,355
Posted By phinney

Are the ski helmets as lightly constructed as...

Are the ski helmets as lightly constructed as bike helmets?
08-25-08, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,268
Posted By phinney

If you're not really pedalling but just ride...

If you're not really pedalling but just ride around on the motor look into one of these:

Persons Heavy-Duty Cruiser Saddle
@ http://permaco.com/
08-23-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,738
Posted By phinney

A used Burley is a good thing to consider. I just...

A used Burley is a good thing to consider. I just bought an 8 year old Piccolo that has served three children. Other than being a little scuffed up and having a worn out rear tire it works great....
08-21-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,422
Posted By phinney

Thanks for posting the standards. They are even...

Thanks for posting the standards. They are even less effective than I thought.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 06:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,998
Posted By phinney

3 years on a 717R. Great frame, great paint - not...

3 years on a 717R. Great frame, great paint - not a chip on it. Paid less than $100.
08-18-08, 06:31 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 33,266
Posted By phinney

Car seat in Burley Solo worked for me. It just...

Car seat in Burley Solo worked for me. It just fit.

I took her out every night after work for a two to three hour ride. Started when she was around 4 months. No issues at all. She's now six, smart...
08-18-08, 05:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,866
Posted By phinney

"taking the lane" didn't work for these...

"taking the lane" didn't work for these guys.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,172
Posted By phinney

The added weight of the motor and batteries makes...

The added weight of the motor and batteries makes them impractical for pedal only propulsion. Combine that with the lack of range and a pedal only bike actually looks better all the way around. They...
08-15-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,861
Posted By phinney

Sianelle, for what it's worth I think you're one...

Sianelle, for what it's worth I think you're one of the best mods on the net.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By phinney

I like the Brooks B67/B68.

I like the Brooks B67/B68.
08-14-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,068
Posted By phinney

A long line of cars backed up behind me while I...

A long line of cars backed up behind me while I drive the speed limit makes my day!
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,133
Posted By phinney

Have you tried raising the bars? You shouldn't be...

Have you tried raising the bars? You shouldn't be getting numbness on a hard saddle if you're sitting on it correctly. If your bars are too low your hips will rotate forward and you'll not be sitting...
08-12-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,535
Posted By phinney

One man's heaven is another man's hell.

One man's heaven is another man's hell.
08-12-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,583
Posted By phinney

It was obviously the kids fault since he wasn't...

It was obviously the kids fault since he wasn't wearing a helmet.
08-11-08, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By phinney

Brooks B68 has a wide flat top which may work...

Brooks B68 has a wide flat top which may work well for you.
08-11-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 195,241
Posted By phinney

I shouldn't have to pay either. Lets just ban...

I shouldn't have to pay either. Lets just ban bicycles and motorcycles altogether.
08-10-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By phinney

Post a picture of your bike.

Post a picture of your bike.
08-10-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By phinney

It really depends how fast you're going. Normal...

It really depends how fast you're going. Normal bike brakes should be OK up to 20 mph or so.
Forum: Touring
08-10-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,875
Posted By phinney

If you maintain proper posture on the saddle then...

If you maintain proper posture on the saddle then handlebar height won't be an issue. I personally don't get along well with the B17 but many do. I find some of the other Brooks models very...
08-02-08, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By phinney

Fat tires and sitting upright are good things. No...

Fat tires and sitting upright are good things. No reason to replace the whole bike just for a shifting issue.
08-02-08, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By phinney

I wouldn't trust the skeletonized styrofoam...

I wouldn't trust the skeletonized styrofoam beanies if you've got a medical reason to be very concerned about a head injury from normal cycling. Look into the stunt bicycling helmets - they have a...
08-02-08, 03:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,912
Posted By phinney

Have used lots of different bar styles over the...

Have used lots of different bar styles over the years. For me, for any type of road riding, drops are much better. It's not just the added hand positions but the added body angles that come with...
07-31-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,861
Posted By phinney

I checked the websites for the trails in my area...

I checked the websites for the trails in my area and all they say on the topic is "no wheeled motorized vehicles".
07-29-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By phinney

Even though it doesn't say so the context is laws...

Even though it doesn't say so the context is laws regulating bicycles.

http://www.m-bike.org/law:

4) A person operating a motorcycle, moped, low-speed vehicle, or electric personal assistive...
07-28-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 13,075
Posted By phinney

Thanks for the video. Made my day!

Thanks for the video. Made my day!
07-27-08, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,858
Posted By phinney

And especially they know how to mooch rides off...

And especially they know how to mooch rides off their neighbors. Should I take a picture next time one is mooching a ride off me?
07-27-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,861
Posted By phinney

I don't frequent bike paths but the ones I've...

I don't frequent bike paths but the ones I've seen prohibit all motorized vehicles, not just ICE powered.
07-27-08, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,085
Posted By phinney

Cyclists are a small minority and CM annoys a-lot...

Cyclists are a small minority and CM annoys a-lot of drivers. Eventually some politician will jump on one of these reports of a violent confrontation and see the opportunity for votes by proposing a...
07-27-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,667
Posted By phinney

Well, I think the feds should leave it to the...

Well, I think the feds should leave it to the states to set speed limits. But that said I'd really like to see greatly increased enforcement through whatever means available of all motor vehicle...
07-26-08, 09:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,927
Posted By phinney

It's clear from altercations like this one that...

It's clear from altercations like this one that it's time to shut these 'rides' down.
07-26-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,149
Posted By phinney

If you have a cap on the truck of adequate height...

If you have a cap on the truck of adequate height you can do what I did. I attached hooks to hang the handlebars to the inside of the cap at the rear. I just have to put the bike in rear wheel first,...
07-26-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,927
Posted By phinney

Mobs are a good reason to carry lots of ammo in...

Mobs are a good reason to carry lots of ammo in the car.
Forum: Recumbent
07-26-08, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By phinney

rpmbuilder, It sounds like your bars are way...

rpmbuilder,

It sounds like your bars are way too low for your cycling fitness level. This is common as bicycles with the handlebars at a height only a very small fraction of the population is fit...
07-26-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,858
Posted By phinney

You can do as the Amish do and mooch rides off...

You can do as the Amish do and mooch rides off your neighbors.
07-26-08, 07:23 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,861
Posted By phinney

Sianelle, From the ignorance of internal...

Sianelle,

From the ignorance of internal combustion assisted bicycle technology expressed in this thread one reason to allow discussion of them would be to provide much needed education on the...
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