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09-28-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,187
Posted By facial

Based on the OP, I'd say full prosecution. No...

Based on the OP, I'd say full prosecution. No lateral clearance, no stopping at the stop sign. The sooner the better, or else things will calm down.
08-26-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,912
Posted By facial

I have a friend who once fixed my rim manually -...

I have a friend who once fixed my rim manually - he would just crouch over with the hump portion over his stomach, and elbows/hands at the other quarterpoints. Nearly overdid it with all the spokes...
08-10-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,192
Posted By facial

In Southern California there are lots of...

In Southern California there are lots of aggressive cyclists, but this I see as a necessary adaptation. Many people recommend driving defensively, but predictably, and that is what cyclists also do....
08-04-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By facial

Just because I have never tried a certain...

Just because I have never tried a certain activity or lifestyle doesn't mean I hate those who do so.
07-30-17, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By facial

Woops, I did my math wrong. See OP for corrected...

Woops, I did my math wrong. See OP for corrected value.
07-30-17, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By facial

Good call. I traced the source to AASHTO,...

Good call. I traced the source to AASHTO, probably the most relevant organization for this type of work.

https://streets.mn/2016/07/07/chart-of-the-day-vehicle-weight-vs-road-damage-levels/
Which...
07-28-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By facial

Knee Pain?

I am getting knee pain on my left knee located just underneath the cap (towards the front). This occurs under normal pedaling within about 10-20min of cycling, or about 5-10min of heavy pedaling,...
07-28-17, 12:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,010
Posted By facial

+2, and my impression that cyclists on average...

+2, and my impression that cyclists on average love their bikes more than motorists love their car.
07-28-17, 12:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,010
Posted By facial

I wonder whether culture is flexible enough to...

I wonder whether culture is flexible enough to evolve into a Copenhagen or Amsterdam. It's a stable convergence because the effort to replace those cities with sprawling motorways has a greater...
07-27-17, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By facial

For those of you not familiar with scientific...

For those of you not familiar with scientific notation, that's about a millionth the amount of damage caused by a sedan or light truck.
07-27-17, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By facial

L.A. Backpedaling on Bike Lanes?

Story from today (link (http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-vista-del-mar-lanes-20170726-story.html)). I feel sad that most people think about how it's an issue of us vs. them (viz., the...
07-12-17, 02:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,615
Posted By facial

Amazing news, going to check it out later on.

Amazing news, going to check it out later on.
07-12-17, 02:25 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,094
Posted By facial

IMO the main problem is encapsulated motorists...

IMO the main problem is encapsulated motorists who think that they have the inviolable and sacred right of using their 5000-lb. planet roasters with the impunity that they so please and that a...
07-11-17, 01:56 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,094
Posted By facial

The perpetrator tries to deny, classic. It kind...

The perpetrator tries to deny, classic. It kind of reminds me of Brock Turner and his parents' "15 minutes of action" excuse. Some people just never grow up no matter how old they get. And others...
07-10-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,094
Posted By facial

I saw this news on some popular websites. The...

I saw this news on some popular websites. The comments on there are in general really infuriating. It gives me the impression that we are a minority. I've cycled tens of thousands of miles (5k last...
10-15-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,243
Posted By facial

Thank you for reporting. Was this a pickup with a...

Thank you for reporting. Was this a pickup with a central, vertical smokestack? I had somebody do that to me while driving along the 5 through Pendleton a few years ago. These people need to be...
10-24-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By facial

Teen Struck by Car, Dies

RIP Roger Lewis. This happened in my city, at an intersection I make all the time on a bicycle. I feel that relatively few people cycle in Arcadia, which makes it more dangerous in terms of...
09-02-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,277
Posted By facial

Flare-up events from 500 ft away giving an...

Flare-up events from 500 ft away giving an intense infrared radiation source amounting to 2 kW/m^2 sounds pretty intense (if one considers that the solar spectrum has peak value at visible...
08-23-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,277
Posted By facial

Torrance Road - Cyclists 'Not Permitted'?

I'm reading this article (http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_21368363/del-amo-boulevard-extension-set-open-wednesday-torrance?source=rss_viewed) on a puny, 0.7-mile stretch of road which looks spacious...
06-24-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By facial

I faced a similar problem, but examine whether it...

I faced a similar problem, but examine whether it is the dropout connector piece. My aluminum piece got bent slightly, so I bent it back in shape.

If it is really the RD mechanism that deformed,...
06-22-10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By facial

I assume you live in OC? The terrain there is not...

I assume you live in OC? The terrain there is not too bad, especially if you bike alongside the river.

Make sure for long-distance rides you use a bike with gear shifting. Fixies won't be good...
06-22-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By facial

Okay, looks like it's back up. Here ...

Okay, looks like it's back up.

Here (http://www.slate.com/id/2256666/hv/hiveList)is the link again. My idea's title is Feather Rail (True Monorail). You won't have to sign up or register for...
06-22-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By facial

Looks like they haven't updated the list yet. I...

Looks like they haven't updated the list yet. I will try again and submit another entry today.
06-21-10, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By facial

Help Vote for my Idea!

So I uploaded an idea for a totally new form of transportation on Slate. The idea list is here (http://www.slate.com/id/2256666/hv/hiveList). Its title is "Feather Rail (True Monorail)." If it...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,731
Posted By facial

Using road bikes for commuting?

What if, instead of having heavier frames and tires, one selects an all-carbon (or aluminum) frame with similarly light racing-style wheels, and replaces the seat with a more comfortable one? There...
04-26-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,699
Posted By facial

You still have some options. Drill a small...

You still have some options.
Drill a small hole at the crack tip, standard procedure. Then, weld the rest of the crack.
Then, you can try a thin lay-up (several mm) of carbon fiber over the...
04-26-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By facial

How expensive should a rear wheel be in order to lock?

Usually I U-lock my front wheel and frame altogether. If possible I want to avoid getting some of that grease and grime on my bare hands associated with taking the rear wheel off.

I've seen some...
04-06-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By facial

Naiive Question : Biking in Baja?

I've seen some old websites display anecdotes of cycling in Baja. From what it seems, it appears that the highway is too narrow to go safely down south.

My question is, how far down south can you...
03-31-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By facial

I use Mag-1 lithium grease, the kind in the...

I use Mag-1 lithium grease, the kind in the foot-long cardboard tube.
03-31-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By facial

I do remember a fire station, but no dramatic...

I do remember a fire station, but no dramatic changes in difficulty. I guess I'll try to sense it next time.
03-31-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By facial

Very nice. I'll try that obscure route you...

Very nice. I'll try that obscure route you mentioned a while back. Do I have to watch out for the guards using Via Ambiente?



Indeed, when I passed by I didn't notice any smell.
03-29-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By facial

Biking on Elfin Forest Rd?

I tried this route yesterday and it is quite scenic. Easily one of the best in California, I must say.

However, going back westbound seems to be substantially more strenuous. What are your...
01-19-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By facial

Biking along the I-15?

Hi everyone,

I was just looking at my bike map, the 2007 San Diego County map, and it shows a small road with a bike lane that straddles the I-15 pretty much from Escondido northwards.

It hits...
11-09-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,820
Posted By facial

smokingman, how did you get rid of the scuffs and...

smokingman, how did you get rid of the scuffs and pitting in the chainstays?

I have a similar cosmetic problem. Is it clearcoat?
10-30-09, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 201,583
Posted By facial

Movies I saw in the past few weeks: Benjamin...

Movies I saw in the past few weeks:

Benjamin Button - 9/10
Shrink - 4/10
District 9 - 7/10
UP - 8/10
Huo Yuanjia (Fearless) - 8/10
Spread - 7/10
Curse of the Golden Flower - 5/10
Shinjuku...
10-29-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 18,984
Posted By facial

Man, time to bust out the sandpaper knuckles...

Man, time to bust out the sandpaper knuckles...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By facial

Not bad, I'll try some of these suggestions.

Not bad, I'll try some of these suggestions.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By facial

Do you ever get sore?

Now I'm pretty sure I have my adjustments tweaked, with the original components. I am 5'6" and have a 52cm Lemond, but the other tube geometries are unknown. I hear Lemond makes bikes for people with...
10-14-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By facial

What's the material? Some pics would help. ...

What's the material? Some pics would help.

If it's metal, then most likely it is repairable.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 10,942
Posted By facial

I have fallen about half a dozen times. Still...

I have fallen about half a dozen times. Still counting, since I'm still new at this.
10-09-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,522
Posted By facial

Sorry, I never run a red.

Sorry, I never run a red.
10-08-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,681
Posted By facial

Reading the recent comments, I have the...

Reading the recent comments, I have the impression that tension-meters are important.

However, I still think it is possible to build a reasonably reliable wheel by hand.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,758
Posted By facial

Conti GP 4000, last flat was July, about 200...

Conti GP 4000, last flat was July, about 200 miles since then.

The flat in July was a freak of nature. The crack was parallel to the hoop direction, which I have never seen before.
10-07-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,681
Posted By facial

I use my hand. Sometimes I flick it to check the...

I use my hand. Sometimes I flick it to check the pitch also. It should not be too tight. And that's it.
10-05-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,683
Posted By facial

I thought of the exact same idea roughly 1.5...

I thought of the exact same idea roughly 1.5 years ago, with a design that utilizes fine saw-tooth increments. However I doubt it would be a very good invention.

To the OP (kmcrawford), I can...
09-16-09, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By facial

Thanks Retro, I'll try your procedure soon.

Thanks Retro,

I'll try your procedure soon.
09-15-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By facial

Steerer/headset play

Now I'm not sure what the exact parts are called, but this is an Alpe d'Huez 2005 which has some play down the steering tube. I will provide a picture of what I mean:
...
09-09-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 894
Posted By facial

You can patch that like a tube, with tougher...

You can patch that like a tube, with tougher rubber, and rubber cement.
07-31-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,900
Posted By facial

This is what I do. The OP suggests that braking...

This is what I do. The OP suggests that braking hard will have an effect. Well, just brake hard for a while so eventually you won't have to.
07-29-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,807
Posted By facial

My Camry weighs 4,360 lbs. Exclude mid-sizes too?...

My Camry weighs 4,360 lbs. Exclude mid-sizes too? :lol:
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