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comment I Need MAXIMUM padded biking glove
Following on the advice of @GaryE, there are also some bike fitters that are qualified physiotherapists. Such a person would be highly qualified to ensure you had the best biomechanics for your condition.
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comment When is a wheel considered true?
A great summary. Any standards or rules of thumb on an acceptable amount of out-of-round, lateral runout and dish? I am looking at the front wheel I just built and wondering if there is much worth trying to do better than 0.5 mm out of round. (This is coming from a hobbyist perspective.)
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comment When you're stopping at an intersection
@ShemSeger - I specific stated in my comment that none of the cases I linked to involved cars stopped. I don't think the case law exists yet for that exact circumstance, hence you are taking your legal chance unless you are in a dedicated lane.
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comment When you're stopping at an intersection
I will add from @ShemSeger other comments the quote "Under appropriate circumstances, case law suggests that cyclists should be able to legally pass slower moving traffic on the right where the curb lane is wide, provided they are cautious" suggests there is some ability to move up, but the wording to me suggests a lot of legal grey that could be left to the courts to decide if an incident does occur.
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comment When you're stopping at an intersection
@ShemSeger - the fact that case law "suggests" that you "should be able to" move up under "appropriate circumstances" to me raise a lot of red flags. As I said I think there is a lot of legal grey that could be left to the courts to decide if an incident does occur.
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comment When you're stopping at an intersection
@ShemSeger I am also curious if anyone knows the legal definition of "between intersections." This may include the road way all the way up to the edge of the intersection.
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comment When you're stopping at an intersection
@ShemSeger - While BikeSafe BC makes direct reference to legal grey surrounding moving traffic, that does not necessarily imply the converse (passing on the right when stopped) is legal. In a bike lane it seems totally legal. Outside of that circumstance there appears to be a lot of grey.
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comment When you're stopping at an intersection
@ShemSeger - I wish that section in the BikeSafe BC manual was more clearly worded as it does suggest some ability to move up, but doesn't clearly state the circumstances. They could also be referring to a bike lane. I am not convinced the road rules suddenly change when cars are stopped at an intersection. What happens when the cars start to move up? Without a bike lane BikeSafe BC also makes it clear that you can only legally pass on the right when a car is making a left turn.
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comment When you're stopping at an intersection
The following link has a number of case law outcomes from cyclists passing on the right. None of these are specifically for cars stopped at an intersection, but again I do not believe the laws suddenly change in this instance. bc-injury-law.com/blog/tag/passing-on-the-right
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revised When you're stopping at an intersection
Extended the pull quote.
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comment When you're stopping at an intersection
Hey Shem while we can do this in BC, there is still a lot of legal grey surrounding the subject. See BikeSafe BC
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answered When you're stopping at an intersection
Apr
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comment Saddlebag Laptop advice
@andy256 - To cover IP I use full volume encryption on all backup drives (and the laptop). Backup via Dropbox is even worse than it first appears as it is a sync service, not a backup service. All the potential short comings are best left to another SE forum.
Apr
14
comment Saddlebag Laptop advice
@JoshBradley - I think vibration was more of a worry with older electronics. Modern electronics are highly integrated with fewer parts.
Apr
13
comment Saddlebag Laptop advice
@andy256 - for giggles you should include a randomized response survey on an exam. My former supervisor estimated undergrad cheating at over 50%.
Apr
13
answered Saddlebag Laptop advice
Apr
13
comment Saddlebag Laptop advice
@andy256 - As reformed PhD student (aka graduated) who carried their laptop on their bike everyday I humbly disagree. I backed up daily and never once lost data to a bike trip. I even toured between conferences (across Norway by dirt roads) with no problems. I think this is even less of an issue now with most laptops being solid state storage. Perhaps the grad student "lost data" is like the undergrad "dead grandparent" syndrome at exam time?
Apr
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comment Can a sora 9 speed Rear Derailleur short cage support a 12-36 cassette single chain ring 56T?
Won't adding an extra long B screw also affect shifting in the lower gears? That said, like you suggest it could be worth giving it a shot before purchasing another derailleur.
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revised Can a sora 9 speed Rear Derailleur short cage support a 12-36 cassette single chain ring 56T?
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comment Can a sora 9 speed Rear Derailleur short cage support a 12-36 cassette single chain ring 56T?
You also need to consider the maximum supported cog size in addition to the total capacity.