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09-16-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,241
Posted By flangehead

Slurp direct from cup to avoid spoke...

Slurp direct from cup to avoid spoke remove/install.
09-15-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,241
Posted By flangehead

Not “tubeless-ready”. Remove spokes from obsolete...

Not “tubeless-ready”. Remove spokes from obsolete wheel set for use as chopsticks. Use thread end on noodles for improved grip.
09-11-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A horse is a horse, of course, of course, And no one can talk to a horse of...
09-11-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,507
Posted By flangehead

I'll give that a try; haven't done it. Thx.

I'll give that a try; haven't done it. Thx.
09-11-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,507
Posted By flangehead

One Cyclist's Approach

Very well said. Since my environment and adaptation is different, I'll outline my approach in that spirit.

My context is (was, rather, before corona) commuting and utility involving some...
09-11-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,507
Posted By flangehead

Most motorists have headlights on at night. ...

Most motorists have headlights on at night.

Signals are courtesy, nothing more.

Actual trajectory of a vehicle is only constrained by Mr. Newton’s laws which are vigorously enforced in all...
09-10-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,241
Posted By flangehead

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Ahem.
09-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,184
Posted By flangehead

Update on Influencing Infrastructure Design

This will be my final post on this.

It ends up the city has a Bicycle Advisory Committee, Infrastructure Subcommittee, that meets about once a quarter and I was able to get my concerns off my...
09-07-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,491
Posted By flangehead

Older Superflash

My experience with Planet Bike switches 5-7 years ago was bad. They have improved in recent years.

On several older ones I was able to fix “won’t turn off” by cutting off the rubber stub inside...
Forum: Introductions
09-07-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By flangehead

!Bienvenidos!

!Bienvenidos!
09-07-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,387
Posted By flangehead

Glad it wasn’t worse. Hope you heal up quickly.

Glad it wasn’t worse. Hope you heal up quickly.
09-07-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

Big Animal Bagged. Next: Electric Charging Station

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Hard to get the bike in the shot....
09-02-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,535
Posted By flangehead

First off, there is precedent that establishing...

First off, there is precedent that establishing prior behavior of a driver was considered by prosecutors. The Dr. Thompson case in Mandeville Canyon has had a high profile....
08-30-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

Princess Double-Tap. Next: Cyclonic Storm

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08-27-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

Mission Fulfilled; Next?

I've been busy with a hurricane. Mission fulfilled. Frighteningly close to being a muffler man..

Please post a new mission.
08-25-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

La bicicleta de comida mexicana. Next: Exterminator

Originally Posted by Thruhiker
Next Mission: AN ADVERSITEMENT WITH A BICYCLE FOR A PRODUCT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CYCLING.
...
08-25-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,723
Posted By flangehead

Less effective option

Thanks for making the effort to make the call. You are right; two more people informed.

This is not as effective, but reporting on www.closecalldatabase.com may have some value for repeat...
08-23-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By flangehead

Per Wikipedia, "Policing in the United States is...

Per Wikipedia, "Policing in the United States is conducted by 'around 18,000 federal, state, local and city departments, all with their own rules'".

All the online registers like www.bikeindex.org...
08-23-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

I'd say not yet. It's a very reasonable mission....

I'd say not yet. It's a very reasonable mission. I recall seeing these in the area, though I did not succeed in finding one yet while riding. Someone else will probably bag it sooner, but I'm pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,797
Posted By flangehead

Bike on bike

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/8/20/21377727/mark-goodman-dies-bicycle-crash-lake-front-belmont
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,797
Posted By flangehead

And rollerbladers and skateboarders and...

And rollerbladers and skateboarders and wheelchair athletes and trikes and.....

Pay attention, maintain a space cushion, avoid almost all crashes and limit damage in the OP’s “inevitable” case. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,797
Posted By flangehead

That looks like the Hornit I have. It is a higher...

That looks like the Hornit I have. It is a higher pitch and doesn’t seem to command the attention as well as the lower pitched AirZound I used to have.

Neither is appropriate on a MUP IMO. Both...
08-20-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,387
Posted By flangehead

Another vote for true. I had a co-worker who had...

Another vote for true. I had a co-worker who had it. We thought he was drinking too much. He got treated and he was like a new person. It really helped him.
08-20-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,441
Posted By flangehead

Ouch. The one-eyed beast. ...

Ouch. The one-eyed beast.



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Stock photo from...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By flangehead

Not clear what you’re doing now and what you mean...

Not clear what you’re doing now and what you mean by ad hoc. But:

I carry bungee cords and motorcycle cargo nets with me so I can carry stuff of random size. These are about $10 and last about 2-3...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,797
Posted By flangehead

I understand the original post is questioning the...

I understand the original post is questioning the legal aspects.

However, I think it is important to point out that the consequences can be deadly.

This is a sobering read:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By flangehead

Not directly relevant to OP, but it is good to...

Not directly relevant to OP, but it is good to anticipate how a big vehicle will affect you if passing fast and close.

There is a very strong push away from the motor vehicle when the front of...
08-14-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

Good shot on stop one because I couldn't see...

Good shot on stop one because I couldn't see anything at stop two.

Next mission?
08-14-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

Next Mission Legalized

This mission will necessarily be nearly impossible for those in some states (I'm looking at you, TX), but based on the opportunity set I see tooling around OK, this should be a quick and easy...
08-14-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

I have been looking but weather vanes are rare to...

I have been looking but weather vanes are rare to begin with around here. The standard seems to be roosters. Best effort to date:

...
08-12-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,530
Posted By flangehead

Testicular Cancer

I got it at age 56, which is later than normal. I asked all my doctors and all told me that it was unrelated to cycling. Cause was basically bad luck.

Do check the size of them from time to...
08-11-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,493
Posted By flangehead

Real Life Recent Incident Illustrates DRL Value

Several days ago I was riding in bright sunlight about 3:00 pm along a city street with a dedicated bike lane. I had on a burnt-orange jersey, bright green helmet and I had both bike-mounted lights...
08-08-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By flangehead

+1

+1
08-07-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

Not an entry; for amusement only

We interrupt this game to bring you this homage to DrIsotope’s Nekobasu:

...
08-05-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

Fungus Finally Found. Next: Tower Crane

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Mushrooms were in a ring around a tree.
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08-03-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,387
Posted By flangehead

Thanks for clarifying your situation. I know when...

Thanks for clarifying your situation. I know when I'm driving I can tell when I'm getting drowsy and need to stop and nap. One symptom is “restless legs” which wouldn’t appear when cycling. What's...
08-03-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,387
Posted By flangehead

I (used to) commute early in the morning, and I...

I (used to) commute early in the morning, and I haven't noticed a lack of attention. On occasion (maybe 10 times total) I have had to return home very late at night after a long day, often of...
07-31-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By flangehead

At locations with shopping carts, I generally...

At locations with shopping carts, I generally lock to the cart corrals in the parking lot. There is generally good visibility and the metal is solid. Though some could in theory be disassembled to...
07-30-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,449
Posted By flangehead

I see this as "more of the same" and it is a...

I see this as "more of the same" and it is a serious problem that goes beyond just setting a poor example. Just look at the headlines for the past month.

My take from history is that if a group...
07-30-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

Bike Track Took. Next: Low-water dam

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BMX track at the Gathering Place in Tulsa, currently...
07-29-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

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07-27-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,243
Posted By flangehead

Energy Absorption

OK, I'll share some real experience on that. I have only been hit once by a motor vehicle and it was a rear-end collision. (The driver, who was uninsured, was at fault legally. However, I changed...
07-27-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,243
Posted By flangehead

You use flat pedals. Good luck with either.

You use flat pedals. Good luck with either.
07-27-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,243
Posted By flangehead

You are considering 2 collisions, first the motor...

You are considering 2 collisions, first the motor vehicle hitting the cyclist then the cyclist hitting the terrain.

First approximation would be injury proportional to kinetic energy 1/2 x mass x...
07-26-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,113
Posted By flangehead

3: nuts 4: just right 5: nuts

3: nuts
4: just right
5: nuts
07-26-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

I saw a ripening armadillo on this morning’s...

I saw a ripening armadillo on this morning’s ride. Coyotes will probably have it cleaned up by tomorrow morning.
07-26-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

Definite Dinosaur

Hikebikerun, please post a new mission.
07-26-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 102,253
Posted By flangehead

Mistaken Muffler Man

I was reading about Muffler Men in Wikipedia and when I looked up the list of ones in Oklahoma, the Golden Driller was listed:
...
07-25-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By flangehead

I use a Take-A-Look mounted on my helmet. I have...

I use a Take-A-Look mounted on my helmet. I have it on the right because I have left-mounted bar-end mirrors on some bikes. Probably better to put it on the left.

It takes a week or so to get...
07-25-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By flangehead

Sharp Park Road, Paifica, CA? I looked at it...

Sharp Park Road, Paifica, CA?

I looked at it on Google Maps and (at least eastbound first portion) the shoulder looks like my daily commute, except I have very flat and mostly straight. I'm doing...
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