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Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,445
Posted By CrankyOne

Have you looked at the Workcycles Gr8? Besides...

Have you looked at the Workcycles Gr8? Besides being one of the most comfortable Dutch bikes around it is available in any color combo you can imagine.
My wife is Swedish so her's is:...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By CrankyOne

A key reason that people outside of the U.S. use...

A key reason that people outside of the U.S. use enclosed chains. The entire drivetrain stays fairly clean, free from muck and so is highly reliable.

More; City Bikes | LocalMile...
05-06-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By CrankyOne

Our roads are designed for high Level Of Service...

Our roads are designed for high Level Of Service (LOS) for drivers - low delay and high speeds. So long as that is the case it will remain exceptionally dangerous to ride in the U.S. The danger isn't...
04-22-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By CrankyOne

It's not going to work as well as a bakfiets for...

It's not going to work as well as a bakfiets for capacity or weight but it carries more of both than a standard bicycle and is easier to maneuver than a bakfiets - it fills a nice middle space. I...
04-21-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By CrankyOne

That's made by Fietsfabriek. She got it at...

That's made by Fietsfabriek. She got it at Rolling Orange in Brooklyn about 6 years ago.
04-05-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,994
Posted By CrankyOne

This:...

This: https://streets.mn/2013/10/04/do-we-really-want-bike-lanes-2/

There are a lot of reasons why you don't see bike lanes in Europe like you do in the U.S. They are simply a not good idea.
04-05-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,994
Posted By CrankyOne

The U.S. has been trying to change driver...

The U.S. has been trying to change driver behavior for 70 years. Yet the U.S. today has the most dangerous road system and highest crash, serious injury and fatality rates of all developed countries....
03-09-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,605
Posted By CrankyOne

The bike I ride most often is my opafiets. I...

The bike I ride most often is my opafiets. I don't have to wear special clothes or shoes or anything, I can just get on it and ride. It's overwhelmingly the most comfortable of my bikes and below...
01-06-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,380
Posted By CrankyOne

Our highest of all developed countries road...

Our highest of all developed countries road fatality rates for people in cars, people riding bicycles and people walking is almost entirely road engineering. First, we don't have as many people...
01-05-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,380
Posted By CrankyOne

By virtue of being total km travelled (by the...

By virtue of being total km travelled (by the entire population of a country) it encapsulates population. So, riding 10 miles in the U.S. is indeed about 9 times as dangerous as riding 10 miles in...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,065
Posted By CrankyOne

I'm curious about not liking twist shifting....

I'm curious about not liking twist shifting. We've a somewhat large collection of Dutch IGH bikes so that we have them available for guests and have both twist and trigger shift. My daily rider is a...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,065
Posted By CrankyOne

For me definitely internal. This allows the...

For me definitely internal. This allows the entire drive train to be enclosed so you can wear any kind of pants or shoes without grease or rip worry and there is about zero maintenance for the first...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By CrankyOne

Thanks all! I was able to get a shot of the...

Thanks all!

I was able to get a shot of the steps roughed in to hopefully give a bit better idea what we're working with.

This is access to a number of residences but is on private property. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By CrankyOne

A standard Omafiets or Opafiets...

A standard Omafiets or Opafiets (http://www.workcycles.com) should do the trick. People throughout northern Europe ride these all winter with no problems. I'm in St Paul MN and ride throughout the...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,609
Posted By CrankyOne

With a Dutch style bicycle (City Bikes |...

With a Dutch style bicycle (City Bikes | LocalMile (http://localmile.org/city-bikes/)) there is no worry of chains or grease or having to clip pants. A leather Brooks B67 allows the fabric to slide...
06-19-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,420
Posted By CrankyOne

This was and to some extent still is a...

This was and to some extent still is a significant problem in The Netherlands and the rest of Europe. They are being cautious about how restrictive they are but at the same time are wanting to make...
08-06-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,262
Posted By CrankyOne

50 was a decade ago. Current road bike is a CF...

50 was a decade ago. Current road bike is a CF Scott Addict. Still have a handful of my old steel bikes including a couple of 1970's Raleigh Pro's, a couple of Panasonic's, etc. Once or twice a year...
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