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06-18-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,056
Posted By JoeyBike

Remember Critical Mass rides? That certainly...

Remember Critical Mass rides? That certainly endeared all non-cyclists to the "cycling community".

What we all need to remember is that "cyclists" are just PEOPLE. They are nothing special and...
06-18-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,056
Posted By GlennR

All the group rides i've been on avoid the MUP. ...

All the group rides i've been on avoid the MUP.

We don't belong there.
06-18-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,955
Posted By MikeyMK

Oh I do that when there are dog walkers up ahead....

Oh I do that when there are dog walkers up ahead. It takes very little movement and it works 8/10 times, vastly reducing the need to use the bell.
Forum: Foo
06-18-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9,868
Views: 1,983,521
Posted By fietsbob

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/6450...

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06-18-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,941
Posted By nomadmax

You're right. ...

You're right.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/5273326/Fast-cyclist-chased-by-police-cars-making-amazing-getaway-becomes-YouTube-hit.html


"An anonymous commentator revealed that...
Forum: Foo
06-18-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By canklecat

The Huawei kerfluffle will cause more economic...

The Huawei kerfluffle will cause more economic uproar than we're ready for. Insiders say it has little to do with security issues and more to do with misguided trade policies.

But this has been...
06-18-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,056
Posted By burnthesheep

Find a segment for that area. Find multiple...

Find a segment for that area. Find multiple people with the same speed/time on that day, bingo. There's your group ride. Snoop their Strava clubs and do some Google snooping. Send a nice message...
06-18-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,941
Posted By livedarklions

And that video isn't real, either.

And that video isn't real, either.
06-18-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,941
Posted By nomadmax

Thank you, serving was one of the greatest things...

Thank you, serving was one of the greatest things that ever happened to me.

I'll start one and hopefully the other current and former bike cops will chime in. There are many stories, some are...
06-18-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,955
Posted By bugs11

I like to mount a red strobe light on my handle...

I like to mount a red strobe light on my handle bars and a white strobe light on my back - just to mess with people. :)


I kid... I kid....
06-18-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Skipjacks

And if your rim brakes don't open wide enough...

And if your rim brakes don't open wide enough you'll have to deflate the tire every time you want to take it off. It's a real pain in the rumpus.
Forum: Foo
06-18-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By hazetguy

or it might have been posted in General first ...

or it might have been posted in General first
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1175974-world-s-top-bicycle-maker-says-era-made-china-over.html
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9,868
Views: 1,983,521
Posted By chewybrian

The cows took over this brand new house before...

The cows took over this brand new house before the new owners could even move in.

https://i.imgur.com/2ZTRiPO.jpg

I'm guessing that most of the mess is not mud. The house is in Butte, if that...
06-17-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,941
Posted By nomadmax

I was the first Chairman/President of the...

I was the first Chairman/President of the International Police Mountain Bike Association for five years. I am also a founding member and a co-author of the Police Cyclist & Police Cyclist Instructor...
06-17-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By tcs

And they do. ...

And they do.

https://velosurance.com/blog/how-to-not-get-your-bicycle-stolen/
06-17-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,941
Posted By greenspark

Police Bikes 50 years ago

The most successful police bike of all times was the Raleigh DL-1 used by police throughout the British Empire. Millions were made (and are still made in Denmark). The front fork extends out,...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By Kedosto

About once a week. My situation is a bit...

About once a week. My situation is a bit different than most. I roll my commuter right through the hospital and into the elevator up to my office on the second floor. Because of this, I am...
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9,868
Views: 1,983,521
Posted By fietsbob

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/6487...

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64877157_915304058810291_6237516446327373824_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_oc=AQkc_ANE2q3tZs2EJPADmlS5cTJBFId_WgiRreO3olk8eF7KE5zbYuxLfNEfoNn2dng&_nc_ht=scontent-...
06-17-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,977
Posted By livedarklions

You led with the $10k bike, so it's your fault...

You led with the $10k bike, so it's your fault that the number got fixated.

Regardless, the reason that this is a stupid thread is because those percentages are as arbitrary as any price...
06-17-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,284
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ...

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
https://www.cpsc.gov/Business--Manufacturing/Business-Education/Business-Guidance/Bicycle-Requirements

Read it and weep for your lost freedom to...
06-17-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,284
Posted By AlmostTrick

'76 I believe. I traded in a mint condition...

'76 I believe. I traded in a mint condition Schwinn Stingray 5 speed with the tall (and soon to be outlawed) Stick Shift for the Record. The shop gave me $65 for it. The owner rolled it right out on...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By Skipjacks

I check my tires almost every time I get a flat. ...

I check my tires almost every time I get a flat.

Which isn't very often.
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By Lemond1985

I have been deathly afraid to post this thread...

I have been deathly afraid to post this thread for the following reasons;

1.) Bike Forums, I am informed by at least one mod, is now a “family friendly” message board.

2.) Three’s Company was...
06-17-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,955
Posted By livedarklions

I honestly don't care about the brightness, but...

I honestly don't care about the brightness, but using the strobe on paths is a stupid thing to do. It's absolutely impossible for the human pupil to adjust to that. This is basic science. I see...
06-17-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,977
Posted By Maelochs

And here it is----Value is not monetary, and is...

And here it is----Value is not monetary, and is purely personal.

One person spends huge dollars on a purely personal and unnecessary trek around the world visiting factories? Why? He Wants To. And...
06-16-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,284
Posted By AlmostTrick

My first new road bike was also a Raleigh Record!...

My first new road bike was also a Raleigh Record! But mine didn't suck. My friend had a Schwinn Varsity that cost about the same, but was about 10(!) pounds heavier. For the record, (no pun intended)...
06-16-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,955
Posted By TimothyH

Using Strobes on the Trail

Please don't turn this into a complain thread.

I'd simply like to ask those of you who use high powered strobe lights on the rail trails to please stop.

I'm not talking about crowded,...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By Bandera

Devolution? Get Some: ...

Devolution?
Get Some:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_QLzthSkfM
06-16-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,941
Posted By Skipjacks

He just puts pedals on a Harley chassis ...

He just puts pedals on a Harley chassis

https://jafrum.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/robocop-helmet-bike.jpg?w=500&h=281
06-16-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By seamuis

There are a number of different freehub...

There are a number of different freehub mechanisms and each one has its own distinct sound. A freehub is built into a hub shell (for use of a cassette) and a freewheel is threaded onto a hub. Classic...
06-16-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By The Golden Boy

I got a 27" wheel that wants to ball all day ...

I got a 27" wheel that wants to ball all day

I got a 27" wheel that stay drunk all the time

Hey, hey, what can I do?
06-16-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By BluesDawg

It's not the age, it's the stuff that happens...

It's not the age, it's the stuff that happens during all those years.
06-16-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Yep, backpedaling and light pressure forepedaling...

Yep, backpedaling and light pressure forepedaling incidents are typically less dramatic.

Foot retention can also help to reduce likelihood of a bad situation, but not prevent such situations -...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Its seems we've wandered away from the topic of...

Its seems we've wandered away from the topic of crashing bikes on TV...

Chris Elliot did it well

https://youtu.be/P-7pgeD__qU
06-16-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

It doesn't have to be hospital all the time, but...

It doesn't have to be hospital all the time, but a couple of knee-to-stem and knee-to-bar incidents have had me wishing I was skipping the hospital and headed straight for the undertaker. :)
06-16-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By fietsbob

Its a 'spoke protector' unless you feel superior,...

Its a 'spoke protector' unless you feel superior, to your mates , then its a 'dork disk'..
Forum: Commuting
06-16-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,450
Posted By dickbandit

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/45374d39_04b5_4b3c_8d41_46cbe65bc67e_00dddbfc94ad811a3d96898f9518c41a1bf9a1e2.jpeg
1995 Trek 830 with moustache bars and now with...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 682,500
Posted By chewybrian

https://i.imgur.com/3OdovhJ.gif

https://i.imgur.com/3OdovhJ.gif
06-15-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,977
Posted By Happy Feet

Here's a neat video of a guy who travels around...

Here's a neat video of a guy who travels around the world visiting the shops of Brooks, Campy, Chris King etc... building his grail bike. If you added up the travel costs, easily 10k.
...
06-15-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By Gresp15C

My yellow bike has a 1x drivetrain and a "wrong"...

My yellow bike has a 1x drivetrain and a "wrong" chainring. Yeah, the chain falls off. I looked up the narrow-wide ring, and it makes sense, but I just haven't bothered with it yet. Meanwhile, I...
06-15-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,569
Posted By JoeyBike

Skateboards have come a long way over the past...

Skateboards have come a long way over the past decade. My wheels are soft and 100mm tall. I can almost enjoy hardpack dirt or grass on it, but stick to smoother streets and paths anyway. Wheels last...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 682,500
Posted By hazetguy

http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/starwarsdisne...

http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/starwarsdisneyparkomg.gif
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By ThermionicScott

Tires last a really long time on my vehicles,...

Tires last a really long time on my vehicles, too. I switch between summer and snow tires, so each set lasts about twice as long as if I were running one set continuously. (And obviously, I try to...
06-15-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,981
Posted By Maelochs

I don't cycle at work.

I don't cycle at work.
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9,868
Views: 1,983,521
Posted By Shimagnolo

Christo's Restaurant in Sanford, FL: ...

Christo's Restaurant in Sanford, FL:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x960/marinara_cd3c1b774569eb707ab26dd8363c0d04189a411e.jpg
06-15-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,981
Posted By nomadmax

Before I retired, I talked about cycling all the...

Before I retired, I talked about cycling all the time with my co-workers; they never seemed to mind ;)
...
06-14-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,298
Posted By Reynolds

Am I the only one here who suspects this might be...

Am I the only one here who suspects this might be part of an elaborate scheme by some big bike manufacturer to reintroduce shaft-drive bikes?
06-14-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,298
Posted By livedarklions

No, Nobody Knows is on third. The OP went home.

No, Nobody Knows is on third. The OP went home.
06-14-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,707
Posted By canklecat

These types of threads rarely gain any...

These types of threads rarely gain any constructive traction for the same reason the A&S forum usually deteriorates into the Antagonism & Sarcasm forum. Even cyclists don't support each other or...
06-14-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By Maelochs

You think it is a good idea to let bigfoots own...

You think it is a good idea to let bigfoots own pets?
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