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09-24-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,934
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Posted By billew

Trakhak evidently you have mistaken the bicycle...

Trakhak evidently you have mistaken the bicycle helmet forum for a motorcycle helmet one.
09-18-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,896
Posted By billew

This Dr. was the usual "I'm god you're a...

This Dr. was the usual "I'm god you're a worthless peon, my word is gospel" type. His $10,000 bike and kit prove he is superior. I'd like to see him ride slicks in a snow storm and not fall down....
09-12-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,896
Posted By billew

No helmet saved my neck. I was right hooked a...

No helmet saved my neck.
I was right hooked a few weeks ago and I was able to turn with the car for a bit and slid along the front quarter panel with my head and forearm. I got a scrape at the top...
08-17-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,158
Posted By billew

I don't usually post too much, but I have to...

I don't usually post too much, but I have to write this as many on this site seem to not know what a Sharrow is for. Since the LAB model bicycle law has FRAP inserted, the Sharrow symbol was...
01-18-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,485
Posted By billew

I guess you didn't read the comments on the link,...

I guess you didn't read the comments on the link, overwhelmingly pro Sharrow as I am.
I have experienced a great before and after, I have lived at my house for about seven years and it is a city...
08-09-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 80,395
Posted By billew

I have ridden all the routes through Rhode Island...

I have ridden all the routes through Rhode Island and in the southern part of the state there are three ways to go: Route 1a which it seems they took down the coast then I guess they would cross back...
08-08-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 80,395
Posted By billew

I never saw him or his "wife" and I don't think...

I never saw him or his "wife" and I don't think he was riding in town at all. The local media is where I first heard about him and his "ride" days before it went national. In fact not the local Patch...
08-07-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 80,395
Posted By billew

I live in Newport and he has not been seen riding...

I live in Newport and he has not been seen riding and I stopped in at Newport Bicycle and I don't think they are too proud of him. Maybe less skeptical than me. Getting over the bridges is all of a 5...
07-02-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By billew

Wouldn't this already be legal in a "Stand your...

Wouldn't this already be legal in a "Stand your ground" state? After all you are in fear for your life and being threatened with deadly force.
06-27-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,129
Posted By billew

It seems not knowing what one is talking about...

It seems not knowing what one is talking about isn't stopping anyone from piping in. Please do not use oil heavier than 20w, do not use 3 in 1 red it turns into a gummy mess. 3 in 1 makes a blue can...
Replies: 14
Views: 5,600
Posted By billew

I take a cable lock 1/4" x 6' which is enough to...

I take a cable lock 1/4" x 6' which is enough to go through both wheels and frame or a medium sized tree.
I'm not weight weenie about things and I'd rather know I can lock up my bike and leave it...
08-21-14, 07:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,335
Posted By billew

I haven't seen any scratches on my bike frames as...

I haven't seen any scratches on my bike frames as the bike rests on the handlebar and pedal, I always put the bike with the drive side up, the drivers don't swerve or otherwise drive recklessly. I am...
08-20-14, 11:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,335
Posted By billew

My state has one public transit system and all...

My state has one public transit system and all buses have racks mostly the type that hook over the front wheel. They are easy to use and I've never had a driver get mad about the racks. we have had...
07-29-14, 09:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,305
Posted By billew

I am with Roody on this one, I see no need to...

I am with Roody on this one, I see no need to wear one and I have been car free all my life. If I have ball cap hair I keep the hat on, or get a short hair cut.
07-01-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By billew

I have restored several GPs and he could be lucky...

I have restored several GPs and he could be lucky and have a Gazelle frame with some nice lugs for cheaper bike. This is a 1976 example.Original rims were steel Rigida with Atom hubs and Malliard...
05-03-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,573
Posted By billew

Sidewalks are pretty rare in Lebanon Ct, Bruce....

Sidewalks are pretty rare in Lebanon Ct, Bruce. I've ridden a lot there, my GF lived on Village Hill.
Casio in my city riding on the sidewalk will get a $75.00 ticket if you can find a cop that...
05-03-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,786
Posted By billew

I have no idea where raqball's utopia where cops...

I have no idea where raqball's utopia where cops aren't above the law but it isn't where I live. Our cops in Rhode Island have the magic Police Officer's Bill Of Rights in which crimes are swept...
04-27-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,099
Posted By billew

I have used roller skates in rinks and on the...

I have used roller skates in rinks and on the street since the early 70's in fact for about 16 years I skated the streets about 20 hours a week. I fell many hundreds of times and never once hit my...
04-26-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 13,002
Posted By billew

I expect the reflector has as much chance as a...

I expect the reflector has as much chance as a tail light in stopping a drunk or distracted driver from hitting me. Why blame the kids? Other drivers passed by without killing them.
04-26-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 13,002
Posted By billew

Excuse me for saying this but the bike snobbery...

Excuse me for saying this but the bike snobbery on this forum gets tiresome. These kids had the legally required rear reflectors on two bikes. Finding fault because they didn't go further with $50.00...
04-26-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 13,002
Posted By billew

Did everyone miss the fact that this is a cop's...

Did everyone miss the fact that this is a cop's wife, the husband was following in another vehicle refused to give CPR or call 911? Read the comments on the original story.
03-26-14, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,659
Posted By billew

Green Airport PVD in Rhode Island has bike racks...

Green Airport PVD in Rhode Island has bike racks at the Commuter Rail "T" stop it is possible to ride from the airport or place your bike on the train off rush hour or on public busses and get to...
03-26-14, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By billew

You must be talking about Plumtree, my GF lives...

You must be talking about Plumtree, my GF lives by the golf course. The lane is substandard with some narrow parts barely 30" wide and grates and it starts and ends into nothing AKA bike lane to...
Forum: Northeast
12-22-13, 11:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,812
Posted By billew

I have been on a number of the trails and or MUPs...

I have been on a number of the trails and or MUPs mentioned before. Starting with the most rural would be the Airline in Connecticut it is in two sections north and south both meet at Willimantic,...
09-30-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By billew

I had a NY asshat in an Audi cross the double...

I had a NY asshat in an Audi cross the double yellow on a downhill blind curve while I was going the speed limit with oncoming vehicles while blownig his "I'm a rich NY assh*le" horn. I feel your...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By billew

This is a rare bike but I doubt you'll get what...

This is a rare bike but I doubt you'll get what it's worth. This is a great bike I just restored a men's a few months ago. All alloy except the frame if it was bigger I would be riding it my self....
09-30-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By billew

I have agree with Turbo here, in millitary...

I have agree with Turbo here, in millitary parlance it is called situational awareness. Keep your attention and eyes moving, learn to see through the windshields of the cars in front and look around...
09-18-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,162
Posted By billew

GeneC I have been on my share of higher speed 2...

GeneC I have been on my share of higher speed 2 travel one turn lane highways. I will go anywhere I absolutely have to go but that doesn't mean I go out of my way to. The great thing about 375 year...
09-17-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,162
Posted By billew

Yes I have to say that riding in the city of...

Yes I have to say that riding in the city of Newport is great for the most part with the whole city 25mph limit and even in the off season I hold my own keeping up with traffic. It is a colonial city...
09-15-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,162
Posted By billew

I do not adhere to the radical VC mind set and...

I do not adhere to the radical VC mind set and ride similarly and I was commenting on my higher speed riding situations, your "all in or all out". I have no problem using the shoulder if wide enough...
09-14-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,162
Posted By billew

I am Mr. Green cyclist, I agree with Turbo. I...

I am Mr. Green cyclist, I agree with Turbo. I will completely take the lane over. I find the red position leads to close passes. I also move left in sketchy situations without a shred of remorse for...
09-13-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,162
Posted By billew

There have been some changes lately Buzz...

There have been some changes lately Buzz 340368These sharrows have been put in on Thames St. and Spring St. and they are in the right place unlike on Memorial Blvd. There are yellow diamond signs...
09-12-13, 10:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,162
Posted By billew

Sorry but I am with the OP on this issue. I take...

Sorry but I am with the OP on this issue. I take the lane on every road that has two lanes going in the same direction unless there is ample room to share. I find that I do not get harrassed any more...
09-06-13, 08:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,912
Posted By billew

Thank you Ekdog, I have to point out that...

Thank you Ekdog, I have to point out that millions of city dwellers get by without a vehicle so I don't feel all that special.
I was in eighth grade on the first Earth Day myself, I restore bikes...
09-04-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,912
Posted By billew

I have always been concerned with the environment...

I have always been concerned with the environment since the first Earth Day. I will say that I took the test for a DL but I never went through with it.
I have had a tough time being a carpenter...
09-03-13, 09:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,912
Posted By billew

I have never had a license but I did buy a car...

I have never had a license but I did buy a car in1979 and owned it for a few months. So at least 34 years, I'm 56.
07-07-13, 11:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,263
Posted By billew

As someone who has slogged through hundreds of...

As someone who has slogged through hundreds of pages of posts about helmets and safety and read many studies I can say that nothing can stop your brain from impacting your skull. Rapid deceleration...
07-07-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,263
Posted By billew

By your own addmission the helmet did not prevent...

By your own addmission the helmet did not prevent your brain from impacting your skull resulting in a concussion. Helmets do one thing very well:make profit for helmet sellers and another pretty...
03-27-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By billew

I don't ride this bike at night, but I have a...

I don't ride this bike at night, but I have a blinky in the trunk just in case and I run lights on my in town rides although the cheapest I can find. The check list is a parody of another forum...
03-27-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By billew

I use this Specialized Crossroads to ride between...

I use this Specialized Crossroads to ride between 50 and 75 miles about twice a month. I have no problems with heel strike using the Jannd pannier. I do more of a randonee/ long commute. It's not...
01-21-13, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,098
Posted By billew

What you are looking at is the boss for the...

What you are looking at is the boss for the chaincase. My Raleigh has the pulley on the top of the seat tube the original boss is at the seat tube and top tube area I don't have the bike in front of...
01-14-13, 07:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,098
Posted By billew

Actually the original boss attachment is there...

Actually the original boss attachment is there but this clamp on pully was installed due to damage before I got the bike. It still shifts fine. I also have a 1954 Gazelle Sports with a regular chain...
01-07-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,098
Posted By billew

Here is a picture of my 1954 Sports. It is all...

Here is a picture of my 1954 Sports. It is all there except the saddle (period correct Wrghts) and the grips....
12-26-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,428
Posted By billew

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee309/billlewis...

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee309/billlewis_photos/raleighsports/raleighdyno.jpg
12-26-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7,389
Views: 2,154,340
Posted By billew

Here is my Specialized Crossroads set up for long...

Here is my Specialized Crossroads set up for long distance.
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee309/billlewis_photos/bikes/100_2829_zpsd668d1a4.jpg
12-08-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 35,224
Posted By billew

Here is my 1983 LeTour with a yellow C-dale bag...

Here is my 1983 LeTour with a yellow C-dale bag the bike and bag came from the same flea market at different times. I found a yellow headlight to complete the look....
12-08-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 35,224
Posted By billew

Here is a yellow Cannondale handlebar bag on my...

Here is a yellow Cannondale handlebar bag on my yellow LeTour.The bike and bag came from the same flea market at different times. I also found a nice yellow light too although it isn't vintage.

...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By billew

Sacralige, I would have slapped that hipster back...

Sacralige, I would have slapped that hipster back to school If he told me he was going to wreck a perfectly good Raleigh. According to Wahoonc those bikes bring good money in NC.
03-14-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,254
Posted By billew

I guess you've been to New England. There are a...

I guess you've been to New England. There are a lot of streets here barely wide enough for a parked car and a moving one.
I take the lane until I decide it's safe. The more agressive the driver the...
01-28-11, 10:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,297
Posted By billew

50 miles 50 years old 1954 Raleigh Sports 48...

50 miles 50 years old 1954 Raleigh Sports 48 pounds of all steel bicycle. It was not a race.
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee309/billlewis_photos/billz2006.jpg
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