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12-31-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 99,690
Posted By Roadwanderer

Atmospheric ride. ...

Atmospheric ride.

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03-19-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,718
Posted By Roadwanderer

Okay, so my Sigma Sport BC 8.12 arrived, and was...

Okay, so my Sigma Sport BC 8.12 arrived, and was easy to install. But I could use some tips on programming the thing. I used the calculation method (diameter in inches x 25.4 x 3.14) because the...
03-05-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,718
Posted By Roadwanderer

I didn't think you were being sarcastic. And I...

I didn't think you were being sarcastic. And I really do understand your point of view. :)
03-04-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,718
Posted By Roadwanderer

More like a lot more. I've got a wife, you...

More like a lot more. I've got a wife, you know. ;-) I do get where you're coming from, though. I buy high quality items where I think it will make a meaningful difference to me. For example,...
03-03-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,718
Posted By Roadwanderer

In the Market for a Bicycle Computer...

Nothing fancy. I want something reliable that won't cost too much money ($25 or under, please) and that will tell me how fast I'm going and how far I've gone.

Any suggestions?

Wired is my...
12-19-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,535
Posted By Roadwanderer

That's great. :thumb: Yeah, so it sounds...

That's great. :thumb:

Yeah, so it sounds like the increased gear range you're getting (possibly combined with wheel diameter and other factors) on the top end of your 21 speed is getting you more...
12-17-17, 06:13 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 99,690
Posted By Roadwanderer

Good light this afternoon:

Good light this afternoon:
12-17-17, 05:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,479
Posted By Roadwanderer

I don't really have enough information to make a...

I don't really have enough information to make a decisive statement, but they sure can pile on (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1130597-7-speed-vs-21-speed.html) in GC. ;)
12-17-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,479
Posted By Roadwanderer

Why would moving a troll thread from General...

Why would moving a troll thread from General Cycling to A&S make it less trollish? It was just as much of a troll thread when it was in GC as it is now; the actual sub-forum it's in doesn't make any...
12-16-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,378
Posted By Roadwanderer

Thanks, guys, that's tremendously helpful. :-)

Thanks, guys, that's tremendously helpful. :-)
12-16-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,378
Posted By Roadwanderer

Rear Light or Reflector for Rack

I don't have a picture to post since I'm out-of-town at the moment. My bike has a rear rack and basket that either prevent me from mounting something on the seat-post or seat-tube, or would conceal...
12-14-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,524
Posted By Roadwanderer

Electric shifters, when functioning properly...

Electric shifters, when functioning properly would likely be a lot less error-prone.

My preference, though, is to keep the parts of the bike that have a mechanical function muscle powered rather...
12-14-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,754
Posted By Roadwanderer

Having been by Walmart today and observed their...

Having been by Walmart today and observed their offerings, I am forced to admit my complaint may be out-of-date.

I saw something marketed as a seven-speed cruiser with fenders and a chainguard...
12-14-17, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By Roadwanderer

Gaaahhh!!!! I meant New Mexico. :o (Used...

Gaaahhh!!!!

I meant New Mexico. :o (Used all my extra brainpower spelling Albuquerque. :rolleyes: )
12-13-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,535
Posted By Roadwanderer

Lol. You guys. :rolleyes:

Lol. You guys. :rolleyes:
12-13-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,535
Posted By Roadwanderer

Grow stronger. ;)

Grow stronger. ;)
12-13-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By Roadwanderer

Not that I'm trying to compete for that title,...

Not that I'm trying to compete for that title, however:

That's 5.7 per million for the state of Florida. Not sure how that jives with the data showing Albuquerque as being higher in the same...
12-13-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 105,700
Posted By Roadwanderer

Yep

Yep
12-13-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 105,700
Posted By Roadwanderer

"Would self driving car be safer..." Well,...

"Would self driving car be safer..."

Well, looks like I'm going to find out. We're getting a self-driving shuttle bus next year according to my local paper. And we already have one of the...
12-13-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,479
Posted By Roadwanderer

I showed my wife this thread the other day, and...

I showed my wife this thread the other day, and she said the same thing. I wasn't willing to go that far, but now I'm reconsidering.
12-12-17, 10:25 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,479
Posted By Roadwanderer

I disagree. It is not polite to say, as the OP...

I disagree. It is not polite to say, as the OP did, that people who don't agree with her are "endangering children." It is also not a good faith attempt at discussion. People who want a good faith...
12-12-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By Roadwanderer

This has been helpful; thanks.

This has been helpful; thanks.
12-12-17, 08:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,754
Posted By Roadwanderer

Do racers have a disproportionately large market...

Do racers have a disproportionately large market footprint (such that it would justify the majority of bikes being built to mimic racing bikes)?
12-11-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,479
Posted By Roadwanderer

That's the case here as well. Oncoming traffic...

That's the case here as well. Oncoming traffic does not stop if it's a divided highway.
12-11-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,479
Posted By Roadwanderer

Back when I was in college, we had a bicycle...

Back when I was in college, we had a bicycle safety advocate on campus who routinely wrote editorials for the college paper basically stating that the buses loading and unloading on a particular part...
12-11-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,479
Posted By Roadwanderer

That's the case everywhere. I was...

That's the case everywhere.

I was referring to when the bus is moving (between stops) and not flashing its lights. People just hang out in the left lane, not passing the bus and causing more...
12-11-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,479
Posted By Roadwanderer

I agree. While wearing my motorist hat, I've had...

I agree. While wearing my motorist hat, I've had maybe as many as three contentious or outright dangerous encounters with bicyclists. None of those encounters made me late or even took up more than...
12-11-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,479
Posted By Roadwanderer

That makes me smile, and I wish we were able to...

That makes me smile, and I wish we were able to "like" posts or give reputation points on this forum.

I'm a firm believer that potentially contentious, or outright dangerous situations could be...
12-11-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,479
Posted By Roadwanderer

As a rule, I try to yield to motor vehicles...

As a rule, I try to yield to motor vehicles (except for that one time I made a school bus stop to yield to my right-of-way). My position is that they move faster than me and therefore will be out of...
12-11-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,508
Posted By Roadwanderer

I remember the night I almost creamed a bicyclist...

I remember the night I almost creamed a bicyclist head on. It was in an unlit area of town. There was a utility road between my condo and the main highway which was a shortcut if you happened to be...
12-10-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,571
Posted By Roadwanderer

If I'm riding on a road with traffic, I'm always...

If I'm riding on a road with traffic, I'm always glancing at it. If there isn't any traffic, several times a minute. If I'm on a sidewalk or low traffic bike trail, rarely.
12-10-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,479
Posted By Roadwanderer

No, I really don't think the OP did come here to...

No, I really don't think the OP did come here to ask for our help. The OP came here to accuse cyclists of endangering children's lives. It was subtle in the first post, which did also contain...
12-09-17, 11:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,479
Posted By Roadwanderer

The OP is a troll. Even if they are expressing...

The OP is a troll. Even if they are expressing an honest opinion, the post is disruptive to the forum and this thread should be closed. Or moved to Trollheim.
12-09-17, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By Roadwanderer

This will be a cautious and timid rider (unlike...

This will be a cautious and timid rider (unlike me... although my skinny road tires force me to be more so than in the past). Also a rider that is losing weight and (especially if biking regularly)...
12-09-17, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,875
Posted By Roadwanderer

Fenders; if you're commuting and it rains, you'll...

Fenders; if you're commuting and it rains, you'll be glad of them. Some sort of basket to carry things in is also tremendously helpful, especially if your bike is also a vehicle you use for day to...
12-09-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,362
Posted By Roadwanderer

I know, right? That shifter is really cool.

I know, right? That shifter is really cool.
12-06-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By Roadwanderer

I had the same thought...

I had the same thought...
12-06-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By Roadwanderer

300 lb. Upper Limit?

I'm looking into purchasing a bicycle for a family member who is closer to 350 lbs than to 300 lbs (I think you can probably tell where this is going).

All of the bikes I can find that might be...
12-06-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,362
Posted By Roadwanderer

Here's my newest bicycle: 1972 Royce Union 5...

Here's my newest bicycle: 1972 Royce Union 5 speed

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12-06-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,071
Posted By Roadwanderer

I've been pretty busy during daylight hours...

I've been pretty busy during daylight hours pretty much since I got my new bike, but I've finally taken my first pictures.

Here's my new bike:
12-05-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,786
Posted By Roadwanderer

I really don't think that would be a concern from...

I really don't think that would be a concern from a thief who is invested enough in thieving as a profession to bring a cutting tool. Professionals want to restrict their exposure to profit-making...
12-05-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Roadwanderer

Fair point. I didn't check that. I'm also 5'10"...

Fair point. I didn't check that. I'm also 5'10"

I'm on a 22" that is the top limit of my range. A 23" would be painful if I jumped off the wrong way.
12-05-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Roadwanderer

I would do the Coda (personally) just to avoid...

I would do the Coda (personally) just to avoid having to spend another $50-100 on a rear rack and fenders (or more if you need your LBS guy to install them).
12-05-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By Roadwanderer

I agree. I always give myself plenty of time to...

I agree. I always give myself plenty of time to stop when it's raining.

I'm an old bike guy myself, so this thread title caught me off guard. Are newer brakes working on wheels with different...
12-04-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,071
Posted By Roadwanderer

I'm considering (actually decided and researching...

I'm considering (actually decided and researching parts) replacing the stem and handlebars. I need to raise the stem about 3" for it to be where I'm the most comfortable. Unfortunately, the stem is...
12-04-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Roadwanderer

I agree.

I agree.
12-04-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,786
Posted By Roadwanderer

There's an old saying: Locks are for honest...

There's an old saying: Locks are for honest people.

If an unscrupulous person wants your bike enough, they'll probably find a way to get it. If you have an uncrackable lock, they'll just cut...
12-04-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,071
Posted By Roadwanderer

Update: The week isn't even out and my...

Update:

The week isn't even out and my Univega already sold. At a significant markup. Farewell, old friend, I hope you bring your next owner as much enjoyment as you brought me.
12-04-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,044
Posted By Roadwanderer

Basically these: ...

Basically these:

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Yes. I am aware they are...
12-02-17, 05:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,071
Posted By Roadwanderer

Introducing my new Royce Union 5-Speed

So, I’ve done it again. I’ve picked up another old steel bicycle. This time it’s a 1972 Royce Union 5-speed. I would say it was on a whim, as the purchase was sudden (and completely unexpected),...
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