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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-17-16, 02:16 PM
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Coming from NYC, that was the biggest thing that confused my friend while driving...just being able to turn right on a red while yielding. Not sure if it's still the same but it used to be a no go there.
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Old 05-17-16, 02:20 PM
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I have never lived anywhere that you couldn't turn right on a red.

Only at intersections where it's posted not to.
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Old 05-17-16, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
I have never lived anywhere that you couldn't turn right on a red.

Only at intersections where it's posted not to.
Drive around Sun City someday. Right on Red is completely legal, but few drivers do so.
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Old 05-17-16, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Drive around Sun City someday. Right on Red is completely legal, but few drivers do so.
I honk at those people.

Arizona drivers also can't figure out the "keep right except to pass" logic either. Drives me nuts.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
I have never lived anywhere that you couldn't turn right on a red.

Only at intersections where it's posted not to.

No free rights in NYC (unless it's changed since I was out there)
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Old 05-17-16, 11:05 PM
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Yield? Unless posted prohibiting a right turn on red, you're supposed to come to a complete stop before making a right turn on a red.
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Yeah, he phrased that incorrectly...think he meant complete stop.
But yeah, I know in NYC, even if you're stopped on a red and there is no pedestrians, it's still illegal to turn on a red.

Like I said earlier, that was a tough one to break into my Brooklyn friend's head after coming to CA...he would sit in the right lane on a red with his turn signal on and I would have to yell at him to just turn. It felt so unnatural to him because driving in NY, it becomes ingrained in your head.
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Old 05-17-16, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
I honk at those people.

Arizona drivers also can't figure out the "keep right except to pass" logic either. Drives me nuts.
That was probably the hardest transition after living in So Cal for 5 years and then coming back to Seattle.
I would do a lot of evening/early morning driving and it's common to just sit in the far left lane cruising at 70mph+ when traffic is light. I would come up to other drivers and most often they would move over. Cars would approach me going 80mph+ and I would move over.

Here in Seattle...rarely or never happens. It can be 11pm with light traffic and I'll be cruising in the passing lane only to come up to someone going 55. I don't drive aggressively or ride anyone...but it's obvious to move over when a faster car approaches, especially when the traffic right of you is actually going faster than you while ambling along in the passing lane. But nope, they'll expect you to go around and will refuse to move over.

I won't even talk about driving in Vancouver, Canada. I refuse to driving in areas like Richmond...so many near collisions from people that should have never been given a license. Just so many unpredictable inattentive drivers....that whole area needs an extra advanced driving school license.
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Old 05-18-16, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I think the cyclist was probably completely surprised. The Cop was in a "Right Turn ONLY" lane. In California, once you enter a "commitment lane" You are not allowed to leave it, period. You can't signal to leave, you can't back up to leave, you can't go straight, you MUST proceed with the action that the lane dictates.
I think so too. No doubt the car made a move he shouldn't have. But that's the essence of defensive driving/riding: anticipate actions that people shouldn't do and make sure you can react to them (if at all possible, there are clearly limits to what you can prevent).

In this case, the combination of speeding up for a light turning orange (and riding at 25mph, according the cyclist himself), probably focused on the light and accelerating (head down?), past stationary cars meant he was not in a position to react.

So no, the car should not have pulled out of that lane. But it did. Stuff like that happens. Just like people opening their door (to throw something out, or to get something from the trunk of their car, etc.) Or people (or dogs, even trickier because their small) walking between the cars.

Again, yes, it's the cars fault. The cyclist didn't really do anything wrong. But, right though he may be, he's the one that's injured now. As we say in the Netherlands: "you'll have right of way, all the way to the hospital"
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Old 05-18-16, 04:23 AM
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As we say in the Netherlands: "you'll have right of way, all the way to the hospital"
Out here we say, "is that what you want on your tombstone....I had the right of way!"

Be it motorcycles versus cars or bicycles versus cars, we lose! Right or wrong!
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Old 05-18-16, 01:34 PM
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this is hilarious, i can imagine a kid with wet look spikey hair and a flame shirt riding this with cool man shades on
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Originally Posted by *****lips View Post
No free rights in NYC (unless it's changed since I was out there)
Yup, still the same. There are a few intersections with signs that say you can turn if it's clear but you still have to come to a complete stop. We're the last city in America (as of 1978) where this is the case.
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Old 05-20-16, 10:32 AM
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I want to see someone ride that.
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lots to like up there but my favorite part is definitely the additional rear facing stem. i know it's there for a reason, but i have no idea what the reason is. also +1 on the lock job
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Old 05-20-16, 01:25 PM
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TBH that is awesome. Did you see it in St. Pete?
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Old 05-20-16, 01:43 PM
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lots to like up there but my favorite part is definitely the additional rear facing stem. i know it's there for a reason, but i have no idea what the reason is. also +1 on the lock job
I feel like the "reason" was they needed more stack height but had no more spacers. Problem Solved!
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Old 05-20-16, 02:04 PM
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No, this is in Portland, OR. I do see some high-quality jackassery in St. Pete, though. I should start sharing.
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Old 05-20-16, 02:27 PM
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No need to lock that up, nothing on the bike worth stealing, let alone the bike itself.
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The saddle is not level
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Old 05-20-16, 07:34 PM
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It most likely does level out after sitting on that suspension arm.


BTW..anyone ever ride a Softride? What are they like?

My bucket of list of riding odd bikes includes a Softride and old Slingshot mountain bike.


Not Jackass...actually kind of cool. Just for reference.

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The slingshot is still roughly bike shaped though.

The softride has been hacked together like a kind of semi-tall bike. Look at the extra be shell and the hacked off seat stays. It is a truly unique creation.
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The slingshot is still roughly bike shaped though.

The softride has been hacked together like a kind of semi-tall bike. Look at the extra be shell and the hacked off seat stays. It is a truly unique creation.
99% chance that it's a bike made by the freak bikers of portland, it's made to be a troll bike and it's excellent. I'd need to see a burrito in the saddle though to see if it's level.
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The slingshot is still roughly bike shaped though.

The softride has been hacked together like a kind of semi-tall bike. Look at the extra be shell and the hacked off seat stays. It is a truly unique creation.
I agree. When I was talking about Slingshots and Softrides, I wasn't referring to that monstrosity, I was talking about a proper Softride road bike like they came from the factory. Finally got to ride an old Klein Mantra last year...that was one off the list.

Both are two bikes I would love to hop on just to see how they ride....more of a curiosity. I still see the occasional Softride while out on the commuter trails but I've yet to see a Slingshot in person.

Would love to own a Slingshot with anodized Cook Bros everything, Anti Gravity fork, Tioga rear disc, just pure 80s/90s hotness.

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just pure 80s/90s hotmess.
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