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Jul
7
answered Polite/Proper Way To Notify Pedestrians and Bicycles
Jul
2
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Jun
30
comment How do I get rid of odor from cycling shoes?
I have seen special racks that go in tumble dryers for shoes to sit on and not tumble. Might be model specific.
Jun
19
comment How to keep a huge cargo bike safe in the city?
@betherwisser sorry, everybody is a "he" to me unless obvious, and I tend to gloss over usernames. Symptoms of working in the IT field perhaps? Saves me a few key strokes in the end. Wikipedia didn't help find a neutral either: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Jun
18
comment How to keep a huge cargo bike safe in the city?
This is true for most all bikes, however the Yuba is much wider in the back than usual. It has fold down running boards and maybe the extra tubing for racks and strength to make it wider. Since he can't get the frame close enough to the post (assuming he is locking down or top tube), then chances are he isn't going to be able to reach it from the wheel. However, a longer lock or chain than he has now could work.
Jun
16
answered How to keep a huge cargo bike safe in the city?
Jun
16
comment How to keep a huge cargo bike safe in the city?
Have you looked at the long shackle locks that Krypt puts out?
Jun
11
comment Are there any 'anti-fly' masks on the market?
Bandanna is good, motorcycle shops have the cool jaw bone ones. Bonus points if you find the Darth Vader look.
Jun
10
comment Turn signal lights for bikes
In the US I see a lot of motorcycle riders use the hand signals as well in high visibility areas (busy highways) so motorist are understanding when they see it. My driving portion of my drivers education had us demonstrate them, but that was only 1 time and 15 minutes at that. Make it obvious it is a hand signal by keeping it stiff and straight, not flapping around or "waving to your neighbor". As for doing it from a car (like my classic car with a unresolved issue), I think I'm the only person that uses them.
May
23
comment Burley Flex Connector, square tube vs round tube, does it really matter?
Looks like I don't get a say which way to go on this one. I tried to use the square tube connector on my trailer but it is too big to fit. However the round tube connector fit just fine. I'm wondering if Burley uses different dimensions on their tube stock between round and square tubing.
May
23
revised Burley Flex Connector, square tube vs round tube, does it really matter?
Adding side-by-side compare photo
May
23
comment After an accident, what next?
As far as not signing papers, don't answer anybody's questions over the phone about the accident until they identify who they are and why they are calling you, and then decline to comment. My wife and I was in our car when a kid re-ended us. Slow speed, minor damage, but we did get a police report. A few days later we got a call from somebody asking if everybody was fine, they didn't tell me who they was before asking, and I wasn't thinking before I answered. They took my answer and then ended the call. I suspect that it was the insurance company trying to weasel out of a claim.
May
22
comment Burley Flex Connector, square tube vs round tube, does it really matter?
@WTHarper I added the images from Burley's website. Is this what you are looking for or do you need more? If you need more I can take some photos of the exact ones I bought that could show other angles.
May
22
revised Burley Flex Connector, square tube vs round tube, does it really matter?
Adding images
May
22
comment Insurance for carless cyclist in California
Is there a good place get this information for just about any state? I had renters insurance while I was living in a trailer that caught fire. While the fire was contained to the underside, the whole interior filled with smoke. It paid me really good ($$$$) to wash dishes and clothes again.
May
22
asked Burley Flex Connector, square tube vs round tube, does it really matter?
May
15
comment Hybrid electric bikes, how do they work?
How much hill climbing are you going to have to do? I have a respectable uphill climb to work and a electric assist would reduce my time due to slow speeds uphill (6-8mph vs 16-18mph flat) and the need to take a short rest break at the top of the steeper climbs (which I do twice).
May
13
comment WD40 on Single-Speed Chain
"be very careful with WD40 around wheel rims and breaks for obvious reasons". I keep an old cardboard amazon-ish box to use as a backdrop between the chain and the wheel. My chain lube is in an aerosol can though.
May
12
comment Good idea to commute with a road bike and keep it outside?
@AustinHenley Maybe I'm special, but my cube (which isn't special here) has room that I can keep my bike in it. I'm sure if there is no outside complaints or it becomes a distraction then the boss wouldn't mind.
May
7
comment What's a safer alternative to a flag for marking special bikes?
Google image search for beach flags does illustrate what I was describing.