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Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,672
Posted By Stadjer

I believe the idea behind the design was to show...

I believe the idea behind the design was to show sturdiness, simplicity and practicality in it's shapes. The design kind of works in showing what it's about. They claimed to make a Dutch city bike...
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,331
Posted By Stadjer

One driver is more equal than others.

One driver is more equal than others.
Forum: Foo
06-09-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,331
Posted By Stadjer

That's named after general Philippe Leclerc de...

That's named after general Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, some WWII hero also known as Marechal Leclerc. Leclerc is a very common surname in France, it's also a supermarket chain, it's not a...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,672
Posted By Stadjer

I like the look of their mixte and I like what...

I like the look of their mixte and I like what they were claiming to do, basically they wanted to rethink and redesign the practical Dutch urban bike, but I doubt they succeeded.
Forum: Foo
06-09-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,331
Posted By Stadjer

Hamilton likes to make up his own heroism, like...

Hamilton likes to make up his own heroism, like getting out of the slums of Stevenage and insulting his home town and background in the process. It's not a rich kids game anymore and it has never...
06-06-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By Stadjer

Don't bring it up then.

Don't bring it up then.
06-06-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By Stadjer

That's a bit one dimensional. Not every oppressed...

That's a bit one dimensional. Not every oppressed is a collaborator and not every act of resistance is the same as beeing in the resistance. Not everybody went underground, hiding in the woods to...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,672
Posted By Stadjer

True, it has absolutely no capital feel, it was...

True, it has absolutely no capital feel, it was the most important city when the country was still very unimportant, contrary to Amsterdam. Nothing much happened to it afterwards so it has that...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,672
Posted By Stadjer

Not really. Utrecht is a 400K city in 650K...

Not really. Utrecht is a 400K city in 650K agglomeration. It has been the capital twice. Universities have been in mostly in the big cities for ages, that doesn't make them university towns.

The...
06-05-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By Stadjer

I have no beef with Volvo other than switching to...

I have no beef with Volvo other than switching to curvy lines. But this smells a bit like blaming the victim, just like their bicycle visibility paint. Why don't they just stick to their own...
06-05-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By Stadjer

Motor vehicles are not designed for bicyclist...

Motor vehicles are not designed for bicyclist impacts. That's what motor vehicle manufacturers should be concerned with.
Forum: Foo
06-02-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9,447
Views: 1,944,082
Posted By Stadjer

Didn't play much else since I discovered this...

Didn't play much else since I discovered this album recently, and most of the anything else is from his previous albums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aikOVPt50jU&list=RD2On9t2lWVUE&index=16
Forum: Foo
06-02-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 94,034
Posted By Stadjer

I just discoverd this guy. He's actually a great...

I just discoverd this guy. He's actually a great songwriter himself, who takes his time for it with only 3 albums since 2005.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29TYBygvKug&list=RD2On9t2lWVUE&index=13
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,643
Posted By Stadjer

I'm very familiar with it, my friend in high...

I'm very familiar with it, my friend in high school had one. It was the first car I drove on the road. His dad had restored a DS. My parents had a GSA break in the early 80's, then two or three BX's,...
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 96,868
Posted By Stadjer

This version has been off YT for many years....

This version has been off YT for many years. Sound quality still isn't great but it is the best version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocT5voFwzW0
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,643
Posted By Stadjer

As much as I like Citroen in general, I grew up...

As much as I like Citroen in general, I grew up with them, the SM is something special. Whether you like it's looks or not it's got such a presence, it's looks alien, always very different from any...
05-29-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,903
Posted By Stadjer

Ah, d'Israeli gears, derailleur is very closely...

Ah, d'Israeli gears, derailleur is very closely related to derailment, while it's the French that borrowed 'rail' from the English. But now I'm wondering where quagmire could come from.

Borrowed...
05-27-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,492
Posted By Stadjer

Oh dear, a drainage grate. And it's narrow too,...

Oh dear, a drainage grate. And it's narrow too, cyclists will have to go in a straight line when there's oncoming traffic! With an attitude like that it's better to not waste any money on cycling...
Forum: Foo
05-27-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,331
Posted By Stadjer

First I quite liked him personally, and mainly...

First I quite liked him personally, and mainly blamed the very British F1 world and the chauvinistic British press for him acting like a spoiled brat. But the last few years he himself is an...
Forum: Foo
05-26-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,331
Posted By Stadjer

Bottas unlucky whole weekend, likely the fastest...

Bottas unlucky whole weekend, likely the fastest . Hamilton a dramaqueen and a baby during the race, self glorifying after it. He wasn't even sliding much, Grosjean did 50 laps on softs too. Vettel...
Forum: Foo
05-24-19, 10:58 AM
Forum: Foo
05-24-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9,865
Views: 1,981,840
Posted By Stadjer

It's hard to find a bunch of people more selfish...

It's hard to find a bunch of people more selfish and egotistical than mountaineers.
05-23-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By Stadjer

The rental bikes for tourists count for the...

The rental bikes for tourists count for the ranking too, without making Amsterdam a better cycling city.

Maybe, but in the more cycling friendly cities the inhabitants seem to prefer their own...
05-23-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By Stadjer

I think bike shares are great, wouldn't want to...

I think bike shares are great, wouldn't want to do without it, and are probably very important in the transition towards a more cycling friendly city. But it's not a measure to determine the best...
05-20-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By Stadjer

They are quite unexpected for me, and wrong too....

They are quite unexpected for me, and wrong too. Not just because Antwerp comes in 3rd while it's cycling is problematic and other Flemish cities do better, but because the ranking is all wrong.
...
Forum: Foo
05-18-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,218
Posted By Stadjer

I don't believe those Saabs had an automatic....

I don't believe those Saabs had an automatic. They needed a freewheel with the 2-stroke because they are lubricated through the throttle, so if your engine braking you get a lot of revs with a tiny...
Forum: Foo
05-16-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,218
Posted By Stadjer

Why would you freewheel with the four-stroke?

Why would you freewheel with the four-stroke?
Forum: Foo
05-16-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,218
Posted By Stadjer

Yes, Mercedes, BMW and Audi sell most of their...

Yes, Mercedes, BMW and Audi sell most of their cars in the same price range as Saab, Porsche and VW are with Audi and Opel is with GM that wanted to dump Saab. I don't think company's outside Germany...
Forum: Foo
05-16-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,218
Posted By Stadjer

For me too, but a car industry needs flagships,...

For me too, but a car industry needs flagships, inspiration and direction. It's got to wow the people that will settle for a more boring and economical car too, cars that will often be influenced by...
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,218
Posted By Stadjer

I believe it's a crisis of capitalism. Because...

I believe it's a crisis of capitalism. Because mass producing cars needs such massive investment, you need functioning captilism in the sense of accumulating large sums of money to increase...
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,331
Posted By Stadjer

Zandvoort confirmed for the next 3 years ...

Zandvoort confirmed for the next 3 years
...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,433
Posted By Stadjer

That's reasonable. The tour populair is still...

That's reasonable. The tour populair is still overpriced though but it's also overpriced in the Netherlands. Azor is still cheap for it's quality.

Maybe it has changed, and I don't want to accuse...
05-13-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Stadjer

The biggest issue is with the facts, CNN can't be...

The biggest issue is with the facts, CNN can't be trusted with them.

Saw a video a couple of weeks ago about a subject I happen to know a lot about, and it wasn't just erronous, they distorted the...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,433
Posted By Stadjer

Yes The prices they were advertised at in the US...

Yes The prices they were advertised at in the US a couple of years ago were around or above 2000 dollars for a Gazelle Tour populair or a relatively basic Azor. The Tour populair is overpriced...
Forum: Foo
05-13-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,643
Posted By Stadjer

The main problem with the Lada 124 was that it...

The main problem with the Lada 124 was that it wasn't just rebadged, they made it into a Russia proof car by using much thicker steel, raising the suspension and a different less powerful engine....
05-11-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Stadjer

She's been dead for years but I remember the last...

She's been dead for years but I remember the last mother's days I came to visit and we rode to a village nearby, my dad and brother too. My parents always had bikes ready for visitors, that's what...
Forum: Foo
05-11-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,026
Posted By Stadjer

Almost right next door is this one: ...

Almost right next door is this one:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x681/watertoren_1024x681_aeb9ea1adc3031a3bfed090d95c205b8d5929096.png

It was still in use until a...
05-01-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,643
Views: 149,003
Posted By Stadjer

Looks interesting but England only got relevant...

Looks interesting but England only got relevant later on. First there was a period of boom in the 15th and 16th century in Flanders in the shift from the agriculture feudal economies to a trading and...
04-30-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,643
Views: 149,003
Posted By Stadjer

I started in Braudel's Meditterranian last year,...

I started in Braudel's Meditterranian last year, but didn't finish it yet. It's a matter of definitions and perspective, appearantly he sees mercantilism as a form of capitalism, you could also argue...
04-30-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,643
Views: 149,003
Posted By Stadjer

We agree on that, but I believe essential to...

We agree on that, but I believe essential to capitalism is the way it organizes production, through concentration of money for the sake of investing in means of production to raise (worker)...
04-29-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,643
Views: 149,003
Posted By Stadjer

It depends on what you believe typifies...

It depends on what you believe typifies capitalism, which is still a relevant question. Is it banks or is it the accumulation of money to finance means of production? Certainly the protestants have a...
Forum: Foo
04-28-19, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,643
Posted By Stadjer

It's a GAZ Volga. A Soviet luxury brand with even...

It's a GAZ Volga. A Soviet luxury brand with even a V8 for the KGB, for the people very important to the labourers paradise, not for the labourers themselves. Standard it would sit very high on it's...
Forum: Foo
04-16-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By Stadjer

Yes, and it's part of people's neighbourhood, or...

Yes, and it's part of people's neighbourhood, or they see it everyday on their commute, or it's been part of their day trips or vacations, part of novels, people just feel attached. The city I live...
Forum: Foo
04-16-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By Stadjer

All these Gothic cathedrals and churches seem...

All these Gothic cathedrals and churches seem structurally pretty much the same, and I've seen the inside of a lot more of them than I liked. It's all stone including the rib vaults at the top and...
Forum: Foo
04-12-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,643
Posted By Stadjer

I think I just like the seventies because the...

I think I just like the seventies because the designs were bald, both the angular and the ones with flowing lines. I like small cars but a friend got a 124 spider and I do fit in but that's about it....
Forum: Foo
04-08-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7,717
Views: 1,293,643
Posted By Stadjer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/espada_10699_2a8674ae71e3db913466294d7b25657fdc055c87.jpg

It's an opinion divider, an acquired taste maybe, but I'm with you.
04-04-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,125
Posted By Stadjer

No, of course not. There's a minimum speed of 50...

No, of course not. There's a minimum speed of 50 km/h and it's for motor vehicles only. I don't care that much about legality, but there is a good reason for it too.


Streetview is made by cars...
04-03-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,125
Posted By Stadjer

No, peace broke out a couple of decades ago. Cars...

No, peace broke out a couple of decades ago. Cars might want to avoid them if they're in a hurry, if there's room to pass they will pass, if it's too tight they will stay behind the cyclists. It's a...
04-03-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,125
Posted By Stadjer

No, not really. ...

No, not really.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1169x1654/cu3cyifyuy011_053dcc410f240870e976b3c862a2292771413287.png

This is dedicated/independent bike paths only, bicycle...
04-03-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,261
Posted By Stadjer

I'd say it's overrated as a cycling friendly city...

I'd say it's overrated as a cycling friendly city and probably underrated as a cycling city. Amsterdam has always typical Amsterdam issues. But personally I experience the situation on the bike lanes...
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