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02-21-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,696
Posted By CrankyOne

Should yes. Do, rarely. In reality drivers look...

Should yes. Do, rarely. In reality drivers look primarily for who will be a threat to THEM, not who they will threaten.

This is a major fundamental difference in U.S. and Dutch (and other EU)...
01-25-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By CrankyOne

How the Philippines built 500km of bikeways in less than a year

Great COVID story. This was largely done to CROW standards.

https://blogs.worldbank.org/transport/crisis-opportunity-how-philippines-built-500km-bike-lanes-less-year
01-25-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,024
Posted By CrankyOne

Dutch and others in Europe I've talked with do...

Dutch and others in Europe I've talked with do not believe strict liability actually does much for safety. It's good for assuaging feelings afterwards but does little to change driver behavior...
10-06-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,635
Posted By CrankyOne

A key principle of the Sustainable Safety is:...

A key principle of the Sustainable Safety is: Homogeneity (of mass, speed and direction of road users).

Mass includes size, weight and inertia (or power). E-bikes have greater inertia/power so a...
09-29-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,635
Posted By CrankyOne

MN adopted the 3 class system in June 2021.

MN adopted the 3 class system in June 2021.
09-29-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,635
Posted By CrankyOne

Some lessons learned in Europe: I believe...

Some lessons learned in Europe:

I believe prior to 2016 e-bikes were limited to 20 MPH.

Due to problems/conflicts between traditional bicycle riders and e-bikes, in 2016 e-bikes were limited to...
01-01-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,875
Posted By CrankyOne

Yeah, there's a reason (or reasons) that nearly...

Yeah, there's a reason (or reasons) that nearly everyone of every age outside of the U.S. rides Dutch geometry city bikes.

More: City Bikes | LocalMile (http://localmile.org/city-bikes/)

Glad...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,883
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: 4,862
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: 1,371
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: 1,334
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: 1,334
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: 2,615
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: 2,615
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: 6,740
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: 22,705
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: 22,705
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...
12-09-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,127
Posted By CrankyOne

Those may be recommendations and certainly good...

Those may be recommendations and certainly good to do but the reality is the vast majority of people, likely over 9 out of 10, ride them until something breaks and then take them to the bike shop....
12-02-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,127
Posted By CrankyOne

Drastic reduction in maintenance? I think the...

Drastic reduction in maintenance? I think the average owner of a chain drive IGH bicycle needs to do maintenance about once every 10-20 years. This even when living in a winter environment and...
11-14-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,127
Posted By CrankyOne

I believe there are about 4x as many IGH's in use...

I believe there are about 4x as many IGH's in use worldwide as derailleurs. They are the drivetrain of choice for commuters in most countries outside of the U.S.

Both have their place. We have...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,805
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: 3,805
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: 2,909
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: 33
Views: 11,522
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: 11,554
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: 17,285
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...
03-29-17, 07:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,737
Posted By CrankyOne

Oldest I have is a Cycles Gitane from 1959 that...

Oldest I have is a Cycles Gitane from 1959 that was given to me by my trainer (it had been his). Oldest that I actually wore is a Montgomery Wheelmen (Montgomery AL or our coach Jim Montgomery, take...
03-11-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,446
Posted By CrankyOne

There are a lot of physiological commonalities...

There are a lot of physiological commonalities but we are all different as well. E.G., some people have more fast twitch muscles, some slow twitch. Some have enormous aerobic capacity, others not....
08-06-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 38,553
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...
10-25-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 834,227
Posted By CrankyOne

My primary transportation is a Workcycles...

My primary transportation is a Workcycles Opafiets:

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And for hauling grandkids, groceries, plants, wine, boxes being returned to Zappos to the UPS store, and other stuff:

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My...
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