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08-02-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 258,944
Posted By HBxRider

Was in a situation yesterday where i'm sure my...

Was in a situation yesterday where i'm sure my helmet prevented myself getting hit by a car. 3 lanes of traffic had made a gap to allow a car turning left to pass through. I couldn't see him. By the...
08-02-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,410
Posted By HBxRider

Here's some flaws with each: Holding their...

Here's some flaws with each:

Holding their cash - Asking too much from them. They don't know if i'm trustworthy. It's a lot of cash for this one.

Them coming by car is enough - Buyer is being...
08-01-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,410
Posted By HBxRider

Giving test rides for bike sale. How to avoid theft?

What are ways to avoid potential theft?

Do you check or hold their ID? Have them put up collateral? Only allow it if they arrive in a car by themselves?
Forum: Touring
03-11-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,938
Posted By HBxRider

I know it's messed up, but... :lol:

I know it's messed up, but... :lol:
03-03-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By HBxRider

Thanks! I lowered the handlebars, found the...

Thanks! I lowered the handlebars, found the serial number, put it on bikeregistry.com, made some minor adjustments. Going to take it to fullerton loop, very basic trail, see if it holds up. Taking...
03-03-16, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By HBxRider

Got a junk bike. Want to maybe use it for beginner mtn biking. Advice?

Decided to get a junk bike so I don't have to use my road bike for running errands and making small trips.

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It shifts okay, and the front suspension still works,...
02-27-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,158
Posted By HBxRider

And yet the helmet discussion thread is a million...

And yet the helmet discussion thread is a million pages long with people who are convinced that this stuff never happens.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 105,575
Posted By HBxRider

Found an iPad. Except it was as shamed up and...

Found an iPad. Except it was as shamed up and damaged as it could possibly be while still technically being in one piece. Amazingly I still got $20 for it on eBay. One thing you can't deny about...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,875
Posted By HBxRider

I strava all my bike rides. I like promoting the...

I strava all my bike rides. I like promoting the idea of cycling for both fitness, and errand riding, and the idea of combining the two, which is a great way to save time and money.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-16, 11:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,882
Posted By HBxRider

Alright, the Rema patch kit came in the mail, and...

Alright, the Rema patch kit came in the mail, and im ready to do these repairs right. Saying goodbye to glueless patches. I am assuming the tubes of glue are like the standard tubes of super glue,...
02-24-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 391,871
Posted By HBxRider

I'm jealous of all the bikes in this thread, and...

I'm jealous of all the bikes in this thread, and the attention they must get. Wish I had the skills and imagination to make one.
Forum: Commuting
02-23-16, 11:47 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,145
Posted By HBxRider

I like the current gen Apple Earpods. They dont...

I like the current gen Apple Earpods. They dont completely block out sound like the earbuds that have a tight earplug like fit. So i can hear cars, horns, and sirens.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,882
Posted By HBxRider

Thanks for these good tips. I'll also try the...

Thanks for these good tips. I'll also try the rema patches too instead.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,882
Posted By HBxRider

My tire tube repairs never work. What am I doing wrong?

I've followed all the proper steps, but my tires end up being flat the next morning.

I inspect the inside and outside of the tire and hub for any debis that might re-puncture the tube

I inflate...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-16, 12:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,049
Posted By HBxRider

Do you confront drivers that gave you the right hook?

When I say confront, I don't mean insulting or threatening them. But giving them a piece of your mind.

If the right hook wasn't too close, I just shrug it off. And of course 90% of the time, they...
01-21-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,008
Posted By HBxRider

Let's put it this way, the walls of my parents...

Let's put it this way, the walls of my parents home shakes from the bases bombing drills, and they are a 45 minute drive away.
01-21-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,856
Posted By HBxRider

Good for peeps who ride around gnarly hills like...

Good for peeps who ride around gnarly hills like San Francisco. Good for people wanting to smash strava records.
01-21-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,198
Posted By HBxRider

Search youtube for "extreme unicycling" and see...

Search youtube for "extreme unicycling" and see the amazing things that can be done on them.
01-21-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By HBxRider

Best public bike racks?

Leave it to a nice public library to provide a bike rack that's actually well designed.

http://i.imgur.com/8heUS7z.jpg

Wish they could all be like that. Or at least have the lock point up...
10-08-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,531
Posted By HBxRider

Do you take the lane in this situation? (Example pic included)

http://i.imgur.com/CbvvNdu.png

A. Take the lane and have confused and/or angry motorists yelling and honking at you because you aren't riding on the sidewalk.

B. Ride as far to the right in the...
05-31-15, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By HBxRider

Do you pick stuff off the ground? If so, what have you found?

We cyclists go for long distances, often in high population areas, and we pass things that car drivers will not see or stop for.

I ride by a golf course, and often see golf balls in the gutter. I...
05-28-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,495
Posted By HBxRider

It's the end of May, where it at??

It's the end of May, where it at??
01-19-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,485
Posted By HBxRider

To avoid any misunderstandings, here's some...

To avoid any misunderstandings, here's some photos to show the scenarios i'm referring to.

When there is a dedicated right turn lane, I always position myself between the lanes, so the right turn...
01-15-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,457
Posted By HBxRider

I'd be concerned about all that sand getting on...

I'd be concerned about all that sand getting on the chain and creating extra wear on the drivetrain. I ride on a beach trail a few yards away from the sand and I still get sand stuck to my bike.
01-14-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,485
Posted By HBxRider

I see, though you are from Vancouver (visited...

I see, though you are from Vancouver (visited there last year, wonderful city!) but I think in my area (Orange County, CA) it's a very different ballgame. Its mostly spread out suburbs, and the set...
01-14-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,209
Posted By HBxRider

Some years back my city implemented a mandatory...

Some years back my city implemented a mandatory bicycle registration system. It was a complete waste. The money that people spent for their bicycle registration tags did absolutely nothing, and had...
01-14-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,485
Posted By HBxRider

Where do you wait at a red light? (Avoiding the right hook)

edit: adding photos so there's no misunderstandings on what i'm describing:

To avoid any misunderstandings, here's some photos to show the scenarios i'm referring to.

When there is a dedicated...
01-13-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,296
Posted By HBxRider

Ignore it and move on.

Ignore it and move on.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,495
Posted By HBxRider

I believed clipless was the way to go, just...

I believed clipless was the way to go, just because that's what everyone says. But after a while I stopped using them. For my own personal reasons.

I'm a casual rider. I'm riding in mostly flat...
Forum: Southeast
09-03-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,988
Posted By HBxRider

The damn right hook...happens so often. Thank god...

The damn right hook...happens so often. Thank god it wasn't more serious. A cyclist was killed by a drunk driver on labor day only 2 miles from my house. Gotta be as safe as possible. Don't let it...
09-03-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,681
Posted By HBxRider

I cycle about 2,000 miles a year on the streets....

I cycle about 2,000 miles a year on the streets. The only collision I've ever had was when I was hit by a car while riding on the sidewalk. Old lady in a sports car not paying attention. There's just...
09-03-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,170
Posted By HBxRider

Make that a 4th cyclist killed this year. This...

Make that a 4th cyclist killed this year. This time it was by a DUI driver. He was killed on the same street I was cycling on, only 3 hours after my ride.

Huntington bicyclist hit by car, dies;...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By HBxRider

iOS App for bike navigation?

Looks like there's a good amount of them out there:

Top 10 Bike Navigation iOS Apps (http://theappwhisperer.com/2011/06/03/top-10-bike-navigation-ios-apps/)

Wondering which one is the best?
04-19-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,585
Posted By HBxRider

The right hook is the most common conflict with...

The right hook is the most common conflict with motorists and bicycles, and everyone here experiences it a lot.

A horn might not be effective very often. It will mostly startle, or confuse...
04-19-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,089
Posted By HBxRider

When I first made the transition from a car to a...

When I first made the transition from a car to a bike, I was unaccustomed to having people f*&k with me and take advantage of my vulnerable (and much slower) position, so when someone did something...
04-19-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,089
Posted By HBxRider

Okay, so you're saying the driver was wrong, and...

Okay, so you're saying the driver was wrong, and he made a mistake. You are choosing to "absorb his wrongness" by blaming yourself.
If you're only speaking for yourself then I won't argue with...
04-19-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,089
Posted By HBxRider

If a driver is texting his buddy while driving...

If a driver is texting his buddy while driving and swerves off to the right and hits:

A) Your car. Then he is at fault. He's responsible for his mistake. He has to pay the damages.

B) You on...
04-19-14, 01:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,089
Posted By HBxRider

^-1 adding nothing to a discussion.

^-1 adding nothing to a discussion.
04-19-14, 12:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,089
Posted By HBxRider

So drunk driving is okay? Good to know. Is that...

So drunk driving is okay? Good to know. Is that what taking responsibility for your choices is?

You're automatically claiming all fault in any situation and absolving the driver of any...
04-18-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
Posted By HBxRider

I live alone, so I don't normally need to buy a...

I live alone, so I don't normally need to buy a stuffed shopping cart worth of groceries. I bike to the grocery store daily. Gives me an excuse to get a little exercise in every day, and my groceries...
04-17-14, 11:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,089
Posted By HBxRider

This is one of the most ridiculous posts I have...

This is one of the most ridiculous posts I have ever read on this forum. If a drunk driver runs you over and kills you, it's your fault because you chose to ride a bike? Would you say the same to a...
04-17-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By HBxRider

3 cyclists killed in Huntington Beach this year so far. Am I next?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YudtSBaRIP4

This is my city. I do almost all my non trail cycling here. 2 of those fatalities happened in spots I cycle by regularly. I'm cycling these streets...
04-17-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,170
Posted By HBxRider

3rd cyclist killed in Huntington Beach this year

edit: a 4th cyclist was killed 2 days ago by a DUI driver on labor day.
http://www.hbindependent.com/news/tn-hbi-me-0904-bicyclist-fatality-20140902,0,3457326.story


I uploaded a local news clip...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By HBxRider

Is there a way to stop post ride sweat?

I hate how much I sweat right after my ride ends. I run a lot of errands with my bike, and when I walk into the store suddenly i'm drenched in sweat.

The only thing I can think of is to do a cool...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,286
Posted By HBxRider

I live and bike around affluent areas of Orange...

I live and bike around affluent areas of Orange County. Everyone owns a car. Lots of young people have hobbies that are equally as costly, if not more. Dirt biking, snowboarding, surfing, wave...
02-27-14, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 463,018
Posted By HBxRider

281 pages of debating, and not a single mind...

281 pages of debating, and not a single mind changed. Keep trying. I'm sure it will happen someday.
01-27-14, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By HBxRider

I don't get what the "second class service" is?...

I don't get what the "second class service" is? That there are more bikes on the train than usual? How is that significant? Isn't he just going to sit down on a seat until his stop comes?
01-27-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 463,018
Posted By HBxRider

In 274 pages of posts, not one mind has changed....

In 274 pages of posts, not one mind has changed. Maybe in another 274 pages of posts. Time well spent!
01-20-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 463,018
Posted By HBxRider

This thread should just be deleted. Nobody is...

This thread should just be deleted. Nobody is changing anybody's mind. People will make the decision for themselves. And the fact that someone will still disagree with this is further proof of the...
01-14-14, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,599
Posted By HBxRider

Use reverse psychology. Tell him he's not allowed...

Use reverse psychology. Tell him he's not allowed to ride a bike and will be punished if he's caught.
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