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04-01-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,587
Posted By MRT2

Part of my point though is that disc brakes at...

Part of my point though is that disc brakes at this price point did raise the prices for maybe not much of a performance increase.
03-27-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,880
Posted By livedarklions

I'm looking forward to seeing whether the...

I'm looking forward to seeing whether the Manchester NH bike coop comes back to its pre-covid success. It was an excellent place for people to pay a very few dollars to learn to maintain their bikes...
03-26-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,880
Posted By livedarklions

I think the point of the op was there's a need...

I think the point of the op was there's a need for an affordable alternative to a piece of junk like that. Read the reviews on your link, it really proves the point.
03-26-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,880
Posted By livedarklions

Too many gears and bad suspension. Exactly the...

Too many gears and bad suspension. Exactly the opposite of what is being discussed.
03-25-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,880
Posted By alo

Where I am in S E Asia, they buy container loads...

Where I am in S E Asia, they buy container loads of second hand bikes from Japan, and often sell ladies bikes for around $50 retail.

New ladies bikes are often not much more, maybe $60.

You cam...
03-24-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,880
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

They are called Buffalo Bikes and they have...

They are called Buffalo Bikes and they have distributed over 500,000 mostly in Africa. Would be great if they were distributed in the Western World with every bike purchased a donation is made...
03-22-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,925
Posted By Bedford Bike

A high priority for you should be keeping it fun...

A high priority for you should be keeping it fun for you two. As you get older you will cherish those times together. Don't leave out safety of course but if you can accommodate some of her...
03-21-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,925
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Only if there are no intersections including...

Only if there are no intersections including driveways.

Otherwise she's inviting collisions with drivers not looking for traffic off the main roadway headed in the wrong direction.
03-18-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,925
Posted By jon c.

Salmoning uphill in a bike lane seems like a very...

Salmoning uphill in a bike lane seems like a very poor plan. If you need to be on the sidewalk because that's where the shade is and the sidewalk is narrow and busy, I think the best idea is to just...
03-15-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By NRissy

Get a heavy bike, attach double kids trailer and...

Get a heavy bike, attach double kids trailer and add sand bags until you get some good resistance.
03-15-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,931
Posted By Iride01

I really tire of this "victim blaming" claim many...

I really tire of this "victim blaming" claim many make when others try to determine what might have contributed to an accident. If one rejects discovery and discussion of what everyone involved,...
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By seinberg

Alright, so I wasn't able to find anything so...

Alright, so I wasn't able to find anything so instead created my own version by going basically street-by-street and replicating the source map (https://empiretrail.ny.gov/map) in Ride With GPS....
03-10-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By WhyFi

I think that it looks like our current streets...

I think that it looks like our current streets with slightly lower speed limits for all vehicles on non-arterial roads. If you plan on cruising at 20mph or more, with a motor or not, I think that...
02-21-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,232
Posted By indyfabz

Youíre assuming people on electric bikes are...

Youíre assuming people on electric bikes are substituting their rides for car use, which isnít always correct. In fact, I know some people who make extra car trips to go to places to ride their...
02-11-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,487
Posted By Sy Reene

A couple observations: 1. Here in NYC, I'd...

A couple observations:

1. Here in NYC, I'd hazard to guess that the largest segment of e-bike rider and purchaser has been the food delivery folks. I wouldn't call them wealthy, but they rely on...
02-10-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,487
Posted By Koyote

The proposalsís objective is to increase the use...

The proposalsís objective is to increase the use of bicycles in lieu of automobiles. Per dollar spent, a blanket subsidy for ebikes is probably not the best way to accomplish that goal.

Your...
02-10-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,487
Posted By Bald Paul

Hmm, I wonder how the government would define an...

Hmm, I wonder how the government would define an eligible e-bike?
Would I be able to purchase one of these cheap e-bike conversion kits, tell them I installed it on my $6,000 road bike, and get my...
02-10-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,487
Posted By Ogsarg

One of the sponsors, Jimmy Panetta, is my rep and...

One of the sponsors, Jimmy Panetta, is my rep and I will definitely write him. I don't have a problem with incentivizing activities that improve the environment, etc. but I believe the benefit of...
02-10-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,487
Posted By Koyote

These are actually the most commonly-cited...

These are actually the most commonly-cited reasons, in numerous polls and studies, for why people don't commute by bicycle. Among people who are likely to consider commuting by bike, cost is not a...
02-10-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,487
Posted By Troul

I'd rather the tax incentive fund for better kept...

I'd rather the tax incentive fund for better kept cycling routes, improved cycling routes, & other related infrastructure related things.
02-10-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,487
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Agreed. More bicycling paths and better...

Agreed. More bicycling paths and better infrastructure will encourage more people to bike or e-bike to work than a tax credit.
02-10-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,487
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Some of us bike to work every day. We're doing...

Some of us bike to work every day. We're doing our part in reducing CO2 emissions. Why shouldn't we get some tax credit too?
Forum: Northeast
01-02-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By TravellingFool

Maybrook is open north from Pumphouse Rd and Lake...

Maybrook is open north from Pumphouse Rd and Lake Tonetta in Brewster. The "stay off" signage and barriers at that access point, and at Southeast Town Park, are gone and the trail is actively being...
12-26-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,454
Posted By CliffordK

Vegas is quite far south. But, being in the...

Vegas is quite far south. But, being in the Northern Hemisphere, the issue is being further north, and the sun being at a lower angle to the southeast in the morning and southwest in the evening, and...
Forum: Foo
12-04-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Squeeze

Quarantine 451 Coronavirus-Five The Virus In...

Quarantine 451
Coronavirus-Five
The Virus In The White City
How To Win Friends And Infect People
I Know Why The Quarantined Girl Sings
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,304
Posted By woodcraft

I know, right? I never see them in any shops. ...

I know, right? I never see them in any shops.


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08-04-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,435
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Just for the record, this is scientifically...

Just for the record, this is scientifically inaccurate in pretty much every way. It is factually incorrect.

Thanks for playing, though.
07-30-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By Unca_Sam

No, not wide enough to share. I don't know of any...

No, not wide enough to share. I don't know of any roads nearby that are wide enough to share (12 ft wide or so). There is a center turn lane that I routinely use to go around FRAP cyclists and...
07-30-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By livedarklions

Obviously, they are deterring rioting. You don't...

Obviously, they are deterring rioting. You don't see any rioting going on there, do you?

Seriously bad PR no matter how you look at it. There's no legitimate reason for it, and they'd definitely...
07-29-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By njkayaker

Three abreast is illegal.

Three abreast is illegal.
07-29-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By Unca_Sam

How is this helpful? How is this harmful?

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Columbus, OH police bicycle patrol.

I encountered this while lazily...
07-26-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,594
Posted By walnutz

You either care about preventable deaths and a...

You either care about preventable deaths and a government that has done almost nothing about them, or you don’t. These aren’t just numbers, these are people.
Forum: Northeast
07-20-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,231
Posted By FinnfromFordham

Maybrook Open

Maybrook trailway is ready to ride. It is not officially open, there are signs and orange cones and such at crossings telling that the path is not yet open but they are generally ignored. There's...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By LarryS

FINALLY: The trial is open from the R118 parking...

FINALLY: The trial is open from the R118 parking area to Birdsall Drive so no need for the on-road detour. I was riding south on the NCT and was very pleasantly surprised when there was no gate at...
07-09-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,594
Posted By MinnMan

An alternative interpretation is that you just...

An alternative interpretation is that you just don't want to listen to information that doesn't fit your preconceived narrative. What numbers do you want? Infection rates? How about...
07-09-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,594
Posted By 3alarmer

...yeah. Look, we already know a lot more about...

...yeah. Look, we already know a lot more about it than we knew about viruses in 1918. More to the point, how in heaven's name do you explain away the results in countries that have actually done...
07-03-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By MattTheHat

Metric Double Century Ride...A Tale of Caution

I decided about a week ago that I wanted to do a night ride, starting at midnight:01 to be completed on the MUP in my local urban nature preserve. It seemed like today would be a good time to get...
06-24-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,166
Posted By GlennR

Does holy water have more electrolytes?

Does holy water have more electrolytes?
06-22-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,166
Posted By canklecat

The pandemic hasn't changed anything for me,...

The pandemic hasn't changed anything for me, other than always tucking a mask and latex gloves in a ziplock baggie in my middle jersey pocket. Same with shopping in general. I've always preferred to...
06-22-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,166
Posted By Ross520

Every one of those points is nonsensical,...

Every one of those points is nonsensical, especially #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) and #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4)...
06-22-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,166
Posted By Koyote

So, am I "living in fear" when I buckle my safety...

So, am I "living in fear" when I buckle my safety belt while driving my car, wear a helmet while riding my bike, lock my door when leaving my home?

And more to the point: How am I "living in fear"...
06-22-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,166
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It's an accepted fact in most enlightened...

It's an accepted fact in most enlightened countries now, especially those that adopted the practise early and saw greatly reduced infected rates and now get to watch in amazement at how those...
06-22-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,166
Posted By Ross520

Japan is a prime example of how mask-wearing can...

Japan is a prime example of how mask-wearing can greatly reduce loss-of-life in regard to covid.
...
06-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,166
Posted By dennis336

Refills are becoming more of a concern as I'm...

Refills are becoming more of a concern as I'm increasing my mileage in peak riding season and the weather is getting hotter. I did a 64 mile, very hilly ride last week and I carried two water...
06-21-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,166
Posted By GlennR

Doesn't matter if they are or not. It's respect...

Doesn't matter if they are or not. It's respect for others so as long as they are mandated.. wear one or stay out.
06-21-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,166
Posted By GlennR

Water is my limiting factor. As you, in the...

Water is my limiting factor.

As you, in the past I was refilling at fast food, dellis and public fountains. Now I won't go in any location. A few times I use outside faucets on the side of a...
03-03-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,468
Posted By livedarklions

The point of that article was not that mutation...

The point of that article was not that mutation may be changing the method of transmission but rather that the mutations may make it easier to trace the path by which it spread. Two seemingly...
02-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,621
Posted By jeffwhitfield

No, on the contrary. It's not about speculation....

No, on the contrary. It's not about speculation. It's about advocating ways that make cyclists safer. Each and every situation has a lesson learned. Saying nothing and simply not talking about it...
02-05-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By woodcraft

Wrap with strips of inner tube.

Wrap with strips of inner tube.
01-28-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,735
Posted By livedarklions

Honestly, I don't think the OP should have the...

Honestly, I don't think the OP should have the right to limit the scope of the responses in a thread if there's any rational relationship to the original topic. If the topic of your OP was the...
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