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08-07-18, 06:12 PM
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Posted By RidesaJapanese

Sedona Giant ATX

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/506x379/thumbnail_86__1fb3baddd57444dfff740b1d1bd283b8a880fa30.jpg

A $20 find, mountain bike, seems like a worthwhile project.
08-06-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Sedona Giant ATX

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I snagged this one for $20, a little beat up (front brake missing) but seems...
08-06-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Schwinn 3 speed

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I don't see a name on it, but for $13 I wasn't going to leave it. Hell the...
05-07-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Takara Horizen 12 speed

I got it at a flea market yesterday, sure wish it fit me but I figure it might be harder for the taller folks to find a bike that fits so I should be able to pass it along. I'd guess early 80's it...
02-04-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 106,416
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Maybe the bigger problem is this just isn't a...

Maybe the bigger problem is this just isn't a bicycle friendly country, and with few viable alternatives to the automobile there are a lot of them on the roads, most of which are not designed with...
02-04-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 106,416
Posted By RidesaJapanese

If by 300 million you mean the US population,...

If by 300 million you mean the US population, that logic has a flaw. How many of those 300 million are regular cyclists?
02-04-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

https://www.ama-assn.org/ama-adopts-guidance-reduc...

https://www.ama-assn.org/ama-adopts-guidance-reduce-harm-high-intensity-street-lights

My God, the AMA is a bunch of tinfoil wearing conspiracy nuts!

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/light-pollution...
02-04-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

What is it with mouth breathing, ignorant trolls...

What is it with mouth breathing, ignorant trolls like yourself? That was a quote from the person who started the petition if you'd bother to read it, you ought to also take a look at the comments....
02-04-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Thank you for your support. Light pollution is...

Thank you for your support. Light pollution is certainly bad on many levels, we need all the activists we can get. Maybe you could write to the local paper, or talk to the people with the lights and...
02-04-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-dot-ban-blinding-head...

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-dot-ban-blinding-headlights-and-save-lives

It is clear to anyone who drives, walks or bikes the roads: the trend toward LED and HID headlights has become a source of...
02-04-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

There are streets here I won't cycle or drive on,...

There are streets here I won't cycle or drive on, because it means running a gauntlet of unshielded LED glare bombs, horizontally mounted on the sides of buildings instead of directed downward. Many...
02-02-18, 11:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

The subject was bicycle lighting causing glare....

The subject was bicycle lighting causing glare. There is growing national outrage over vehicle LED headlights blinding oncoming drivers, but as badly as many people might desire to do so, it's...
02-02-18, 11:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Right, people need to stay shut in after dark....

Right, people need to stay shut in after dark. Who do they think they are, wanting to enjoy their yard on a summer night, wanting to look up at the drowned out stars?
02-01-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

The problem with street lights, especially...

The problem with street lights, especially unshielded LED ones that exceed 3,000 Kelvins (2,000 Kelvins would be more than ample) is the harmful glare, and the way they light up homes and yards....
02-01-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

It's not the use of light that is the problem, it...

It's not the use of light that is the problem, it is unneeded lighting that is not being used that is on from dusk to dawn. Light trespass is very real, in some places there are ordinances regarding...
02-01-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

That is absurd, just how tall do you think a...

That is absurd, just how tall do you think a grain silo is? Local wind turbines, which are taller, have blinking red lights for that purpose. These lights are probably meant as work or "insecurity"...
01-27-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,525
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Speaking of emergency vehicles, some weeks ago...

Speaking of emergency vehicles, some weeks ago I'm driving on the highway and up ahead someone was pulled over. The "cherries" were so bright and disorienting even from a good ways off that I...
01-25-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,525
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Definitely, I've seen some of the LED billboards....

Definitely, I've seen some of the LED billboards. The LED insanity is to the point though that even a country drive now exposes you to multiple glare bombs, while the small towns are lighting up...
01-24-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Not with the local small town mentality....

Not with the local small town mentality. Sometimes there is only one way to deal with such a situation.
01-23-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

And yet you seem incapable of grasping the...

And yet you seem incapable of grasping the concept of light pollution.
01-22-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

You must not be familiar with the small town...

You must not be familiar with the small town mentality at its worst, they cannot stand to be questioned by an outsider. What I'm attempting here is no different than what KU Professor of Astronomy...
01-22-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By RidesaJapanese

And yet here they see no problem with farm...

And yet here they see no problem with farm equipment crawling along the highway, almost impossible to pass. The hypocrisy that has permeated the rural Murikan mindset is nauseating.
01-22-18, 02:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

I said nothing about forcing people to not use...

I said nothing about forcing people to not use lights, now did I? What a dramatic over-reaction, the exact knee-jerk mentality I must deal with here. Responsible, rational, and intelligent use of...
01-21-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

I can see a glow in the sky from my yard, grain...

I can see a glow in the sky from my yard, grain silos 5 miles away have three huge LED lights mounted on top shining out horizontally. The rubes must think it looks pretty. So much for buying a home...
01-21-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

You do realize it's not supposed to be daylight...

You do realize it's not supposed to be daylight at night? I really hope this was a lame attempt at dry humor. If not, research light pollution and light trespass.
01-15-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

No I don't ride without lights. Regarding the...

No I don't ride without lights. Regarding the article, no bike lighting wouldn't contribute to light pollution. It could however cause real glare issues for oncoming traffic, just as vehicle LED...
01-15-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

The letters are regarding light pollution, while...

The letters are regarding light pollution, while doing research I came across the article on bike lighting.


I'm talking about lighting in moderation, which is best for all things. I roll with a...
01-14-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,525
Posted By RidesaJapanese

That's because when you flach them, they hit...

That's because when you flach them, they hit their brights and then you're really blinded. LED's really have no business being on vehicles.
01-14-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,525
Posted By RidesaJapanese

All well enough in the pre LED days, but I've...

All well enough in the pre LED days, but I've blared my horn at oncoming vehicles because even the low beams are horribly blinding.
01-14-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,525
Posted By RidesaJapanese

I assume this is while you ride at night? Chances...

I assume this is while you ride at night? Chances are your lighting system is putting out some serious glares into the eyes on oncoming drivers. Vehicles have become horrible about this as well.
01-14-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,525
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Depending on your area, maybe you were lost in...

Depending on your area, maybe you were lost in all the local light pollution. Drivers are subjected to gauntlets of unshielded LED glare bombs in my area, let alone the LED headlights of oncoming...
01-14-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,692
Posted By RidesaJapanese

When does safety become dangerous?

https://www.livestrong.com/article/291567-health-risks-of-high-power-led-lights/

I'm a cyclist, I'm also a Dark Sky activist. This article isn't from the stance of a cager, but vehicle LED glare...
09-03-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Vintage Western Flyer

I couldn't pass up this bike at a yard sale yesterday for $10, especially when the elderly lady said she'd ridden it when she was a girl. Tires still hold air, I rode it down the block and back.
03-05-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,556
Posted By RidesaJapanese

I just read an article where it's now a legal...

I just read an article where it's now a legal "California stop", the many reader comments were sadly predictable.
03-05-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,401
Posted By RidesaJapanese

This is why I hate prosecutors and judges more...

This is why I hate prosecutors and judges more than I do criminals. But there are plenty of non violent drug offenders with public pretenders to fill those prison for profit cells.
03-05-17, 07:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,525
Posted By RidesaJapanese

That looks a lot safer than the two lane highways...

That looks a lot safer than the two lane highways around here. I rarely ride out of town, you can't get that close to the fog line or you'll hit the rumble strip, no shoulder, lots of hills and...
10-26-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,908
Posted By RidesaJapanese

What makes me mad is when I stop at a stop sign...

What makes me mad is when I stop at a stop sign because a vehicle is approaching, and I could have rolled through it if they'd used their turn signal.
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Schwinn Le Tour III

I got this for $18, did I get burned? A bit rough but seems like a good start. It has solid rubber tires on it, they look pretty skinny, it's made in Japan.
10-20-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Traps set for bicyclists

Traps for mountain bikers found on Eagle County trail | 9news.com (http://www.9news.com/news/local/traps-for-mountain-bikers-found-on-eagle-county-trail/339230735)
09-25-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By RidesaJapanese

I'd buy that for $1.

I was at an auction yesterday, this got left behind, for $1 I figured it'll make some kid a nice bike. The seat says GT Super Sport, Made in Japan, I'm leaning towards it not being original to the...
08-12-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,123
Posted By RidesaJapanese

I've been very happy with my Schwalbe Little Big...

I've been very happy with my Schwalbe Little Big Ben tires. I went with Continental tubes, thought I might as well upgrade the rim strips so got Velox, and then a Parks Tool patch kit to boot (ll...
08-12-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,123
Posted By RidesaJapanese

$17 for Bonntrager, made in China. For that price...

$17 for Bonntrager, made in China. For that price I'd think I could get two better quality tubes shipped. I can wait, I'll just ride the Takara until they get here.
08-12-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,123
Posted By RidesaJapanese

The one an hour away has Bonntragers for $17,...

The one an hour away has Bonntragers for $17, forget that. It's really not much of an LBS, young kids hustling new bikes for the most part. I don't mind spending more on quality, say up to $10 a...
08-12-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,123
Posted By RidesaJapanese

The rear one popped while inflating to check, the...

The rear one popped while inflating to check, the front one has a hole right next to the valve stem so I don't see a patch holding. I'm also of the school I'd rather replace a tube than mess with...
08-12-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,123
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Can I get a tube source?

My Trek is down, two flats in two days. I'm an hour from the LBS, their tubes are just too pricey, and I boycott Walmart. Anyway, I'd want some better quality tubes than sprawlmart would have. Could...
08-12-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Sad, I have a 5 year old daughter, it's the main...

Sad, I have a 5 year old daughter, it's the main reason I quit doing treks on the highway. I see way too many people speeding, crossing center and fog lines repeatedly, dangerously passing other...
08-07-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,262
Posted By RidesaJapanese

I think her feminism was triggered by his...

I think her feminism was triggered by his misogyny. Before long whistling at them will be a crime.
08-06-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 15,158
Posted By RidesaJapanese

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhv0jrsAW5w ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhv0jrsAW5w

Meanwhile, in Germany....
08-05-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Goggles for Winter, oil the cushion?.

I remember how hard it could be on my eyes last winter, on the bitter cold days, this year I'm set. I saw these Scott goggles for a good deal, but my model said they got dust in her eye. The foam...
08-01-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By RidesaJapanese

Now I have yet another reason to despise the...

Now I have yet another reason to despise the American judicial system.
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