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09-12-14, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By 009jim

truck runs over young female cyclist

Council warned of Annerley Road bike danger zone before fatal crash...
05-30-14, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By 009jim

Gear ratio is directly related to effort or "how...

Gear ratio is directly related to effort or "how hard it is". Probably a statement of the obvious but perhaps not to the OP. So divide the no of teeth on the chain-ring by the number of teeth on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 03:18 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 28,000
Posted By 009jim

Arrogance is not about waving or what you wear or...

Arrogance is not about waving or what you wear or ride. Arrogance is arrogance and it can be seen easily. It doesn't matter whether you are a pedestrian or cyclist or car driver. Normal people...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-14, 02:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,686
Posted By 009jim

This looks like a great idea. Obviously not for...

This looks like a great idea. Obviously not for mechanical repairs but great for fixing a flat. Most of us carry a tube, and wouldn't need any tools. I carry a pump. Flats would be the main problem...
05-25-14, 01:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,387
Posted By 009jim

In Australia we are not allowed to protect...

In Australia we are not allowed to protect ourselves. Law says you can only use lesser force than the bully. The longer I live in this place the less it makes sense.
Forum: Commuting
05-25-14, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,803
Posted By 009jim

32 is better. You won't need to top up your...

32 is better.
You won't need to top up your tire pressures so often.
28 runs higher pressure and loses more, not to mention a bit harsher ride.
05-25-14, 01:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,018
Posted By 009jim

I would have waited till he's beside me and then...

I would have waited till he's beside me and then quickly stuck my arm out to indicate a left turn!
05-25-14, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,740
Posted By 009jim

My second bike has a chain-ring of equal size to...

My second bike has a chain-ring of equal size to the granny sprocket on the rear cluster. I'm finding I like that more lately. I am in a hilly area and it means I can ride up the hills rather than...
05-18-14, 01:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,251
Posted By 009jim

+1 I find this believable also.

+1 I find this believable also.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-14, 01:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By 009jim

They should have advised her to get both her...

They should have advised her to get both her breasts removed because she might get breast cancer.
05-18-14, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,440
Posted By 009jim

I'm finding lots of people just make up fake...

I'm finding lots of people just make up fake regulations these days. I don't know if has always been happening or now I'm just in situations where I notice more. Anyway I'm getting sick of it. Every...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By 009jim

For those conditions you might be better off...

For those conditions you might be better off riding a different bike with a wider tire and more designed for off-road or utilitarian purposes.
05-02-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By 009jim

I would seriously question why you're cleaning...

I would seriously question why you're cleaning the drivetrain at all. I can understand keeping the top tube and other obvious parts looking presentable, but by removing oil and grease from the chain...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,228
Posted By 009jim

I agree, on both points.

I agree, on both points.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 307,610
Posted By 009jim

LOL, we used to use the imperial system, some of...

LOL, we used to use the imperial system, some of us oldies happily use both.
05-01-14, 02:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,238
Posted By 009jim

If you're older and suffer from wrists being...

If you're older and suffer from wrists being jarred on pavement then suspension can be helpful. But, as other have said, they add sloppiness and have additional parts to have maintenance problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-14, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 307,610
Posted By 009jim

Pass or overtake me with less than 3 ft clearance...

Pass or overtake me with less than 3 ft clearance and you are gonna get yelled at!
05-01-14, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By 009jim

The Tektro pads on my bikes have those bits of...

The Tektro pads on my bikes have those bits of metal in them too. They were literally destroying my rims and so I got rid of them off one bike and will soon do so on the other bike. Koolstop pads...
04-27-14, 01:34 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,533
Posted By 009jim

In Queensland, Australia, we now have new laws...

In Queensland, Australia, we now have new laws whereby you can be put in prison without any trial. The police simply allege between themselves that you are a member of a gang. Does not matter whether...
04-26-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By 009jim

It appears by my eye to be dished ok. Both front...

It appears by my eye to be dished ok. Both front and rear wheels are centered nicely in their respective forks. One thought:- what if the front shocks have different spring constant, i.e. when...
04-26-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By 009jim

Yes - just checked. If I hold frame up, it easily...

Yes - just checked. If I hold frame up, it easily goes to either side.

Yes - seems to be, I just loosened and tightened. (it has quick release).
04-24-14, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By 009jim

Trek 7100 steers to the right

My second bike is a Trek 7100. I've not ridden it very much. Got it in a swap deal from an ex. I took it out for a long ride last weekend and became aware that when I let go of the handlebars, they...
04-23-14, 04:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,551
Posted By 009jim

I still see it too often on my rides.

I still see it too often on my rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,980
Posted By 009jim

+1 ...I find in most of my rides to work, that...

+1 ...I find in most of my rides to work, that it's other cyclists who put me at risk at least as often as cars or maybe more. I see no reason to think the OP is trolling. Some people on this forum...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 26,697
Posted By 009jim

Excellent video. A bell made in USA. I want one!

Excellent video. A bell made in USA. I want one!
03-23-14, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,097
Posted By 009jim

Yes - nail polish remover is 100% acetone. Check...

Yes - nail polish remover is 100% acetone. Check it out next time you go to the drugstore!
03-23-14, 02:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,097
Posted By 009jim

I guarantee if ladies needed lithium batteries...

I guarantee if ladies needed lithium batteries for personal hygiene they would be legal to carry on board. Note that acetone is not legal, but nail polish remover is!
Forum: Commuting
03-22-14, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By 009jim

Depends on the situation but sometimes I find...

Depends on the situation but sometimes I find that a car trying to squeeze past can be deterred by me holding out my hand as though it might be a signal. When they see you only have the one hand on...
03-22-14, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,420
Posted By 009jim

Follow all the rehab exercises your doc gives...

Follow all the rehab exercises your doc gives you. It will help you psychologically to feel better and also help the healing and strengthening process physiologically. If they didn't give you any...
03-22-14, 05:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,770
Posted By 009jim

I was in the mall this morning getting my...

I was in the mall this morning getting my groceries and, whilst I was in one of the lanes moving slowly looking for stuff with my cart, this woman came at me at quite a speed with her cart in front...
03-21-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,292
Posted By 009jim

Two sets of rules mate........If you or I buy...

Two sets of rules mate........If you or I buy stolen property we don't get reimbursed, but pawnshops have a "second hand dealers license" which gives them special rules. There was a post in here...
03-20-14, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,260
Posted By 009jim

Can't understand why that bike doesn't collapse...

Can't understand why that bike doesn't collapse in the middle. Appears to be no structure there!
03-20-14, 04:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,351
Posted By 009jim

The thing that disgusts me most about that video...

The thing that disgusts me most about that video is the guys in suits. Ever notice how some guys put on a suit and think they are special. In reality, take a closer look at a suit and you will see...
03-16-14, 03:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,292
Posted By 009jim

Yeah, like he has his bike, whilst all the others...

Yeah, like he has his bike, whilst all the others who waited for due process are walking!!
03-16-14, 03:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,292
Posted By 009jim

What's this about online registries? Never heard...

What's this about online registries? Never heard of this myself.
03-09-14, 02:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,050
Posted By 009jim

My sympathies to the injured man, but for me it...

My sympathies to the injured man, but for me it looks like a good reason to ride slower.
Forum: Recumbent
03-08-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,508
Posted By 009jim

LOL........I can just imagine the news headlines!!

LOL........I can just imagine the news headlines!!
Forum: Recumbent
03-08-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,508
Posted By 009jim

I think this is my fault in part. I am the O.P....

I think this is my fault in part. I am the O.P. but I've now come to the realisation that a trike is not necessarily a recumbent. Recumbents tend to be quite a long structure. They have to be,...
03-01-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,955
Posted By 009jim

Soldering iron won't be enough heat. Stick it in...

Soldering iron won't be enough heat. Stick it in the oven for a while, then pull it out and squirt some of that CO2 electrical cleaner just on the bolt to shrink it down.
02-27-14, 01:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,425
Posted By 009jim

Happens all the time when I'm riding. You come to...

Happens all the time when I'm riding. You come to a hill and for whatever reason you keep your speed while the guy in front loses it. Later on he'll pass, then later I might pass again. The only...
02-21-14, 04:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,865
Posted By 009jim

There are one or two good answers in this thread,...

There are one or two good answers in this thread, but I'm astonished at the number of people who obviously haven't got a clue but are having a shot at the answer! It's comical. One chap even seems to...
02-16-14, 02:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By 009jim

I agree with this 100%. My fit seems to have me...

I agree with this 100%. My fit seems to have me placing a lot of load through my wrists. It's as though I need the bars to be about 4" higher up and 4" further rearward. I will probably try some bar...
Forum: Recumbent
02-16-14, 02:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,508
Posted By 009jim

Can you please state your reasoning to support...

Can you please state your reasoning to support this? If a wheelchair is OK, why then is a trike not OK?
Forum: Recumbent
02-16-14, 02:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,508
Posted By 009jim

That is exactly what I can see myself on! What an...

That is exactly what I can see myself on! What an awesome rig.
Forum: Recumbent
02-08-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,508
Posted By 009jim

Some people I've noticed are absolutely faithful...

Some people I've noticed are absolutely faithful to the law and will not take a single step to challenge it. I guess that's how various totalitarian regimes have been so easily able to seize power...
Forum: Recumbent
02-08-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,508
Posted By 009jim

I saw an old chap yesterday on a trike meandering...

I saw an old chap yesterday on a trike meandering around in the city square. Seems like I'm not the only one with this idea. He was clearly enjoying the evening.
Forum: Recumbent
02-08-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,508
Posted By 009jim

This is not about confusion though, it's about...

This is not about confusion though, it's about the law! and about old people finding a way to get around!
Forum: Recumbent
02-08-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,508
Posted By 009jim

So what about 4 wheels? Is it still a bike, or a...

So what about 4 wheels? Is it still a bike, or a car?
02-02-14, 04:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,877
Posted By 009jim

+1

+1
Forum: Recumbent
02-02-14, 04:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,508
Posted By 009jim

Legal Question on trikes et.al.

Riding home from work Friday I found myself pondering the definition of a wheel-chair vs the definition of a recumbent three-wheeler. As I'm getting on a bit and thinking about transportation in my...
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