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Forum: Techniques Yesterday, 03:47 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 119
Views: 390
Posted By Joy Beeson
Steel is Real and Carbon is Lighter

On Sun, 23 Jun 2019 09:29:05 +0700, John B.
wrote:

The steel bends or elongates prior to complete
failure while the carbon just breaks.

Veering sharply off-topic,...
Forum: General June 23rd 19, 04:39 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 987
Views: 193,040
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: My first batch of switchel

"My first" makes me think of George and her first mouse. She lost it
in her own belly fur and frantically frisked herself.

Friday, 21 June 2019

It's been months or years since I had leg cramps,...
Forum: Techniques June 19th 19, 04:49 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 119
Views: 390
Posted By Joy Beeson
Steel is Real and Carbon is Lighter

On Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:02:04 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

Sure a "reward" in one's imagination. Rather like winning a battle in
League Of Legends.


I rode an honest quarter...
Forum: General June 16th 19, 04:15 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 987
Views: 193,040
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Scraping the notes

Here's a note scraped in a more-timely fashion.

Yesterday I rode an honest quarter century, and with some modest hills
(Though I went around hills whenever possible). Before heading out
into the...
Forum: General June 15th 19, 05:22 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 987
Views: 193,040
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Communication is everything

Communication is almost all there is to safety on the road, and it
isn't all communication with other humans.

Today I slogged up a hill because two large dogs were frolicking on a
lawn to my left. ...
Forum: Techniques June 14th 19, 05:12 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 165
Views: 768
Posted By Joy Beeson
Protecting yourself

On Fri, 14 Jun 2019 06:19:34 +0700, John B.
wrote:

However I note that as a result of the U.S. presidential ban on some
imports from China the Chinese have, in...
Forum: Techniques June 12th 19, 02:51 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 21
Views: 201
Posted By Joy Beeson
Feeling strong

On Tue, 11 Jun 2019 11:38:10 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

I've had more trouble with "false flats." I remember a hard, hot day on
one solo bike tour. I stopped in the...
Forum: General June 10th 19, 02:45 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 987
Views: 193,040
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Scraping the notes

At the bottom of the first page of my notes on Tue 4 June 2019: "AG:
overtaken stop pedal".

At the time, that was enough to remind me of what I meant to write
about being overtaken by a larger...
Forum: Techniques June 8th 19, 06:42 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 165
Views: 768
Posted By Joy Beeson
Protecting yourself

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019 19:23:36 -0700 (PDT), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

Now
it seems silly to do a bike ride without taking it along.

I have a special pocket in my jerseys for my...
Forum: Techniques June 8th 19, 04:35 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 165
Views: 768
Posted By Joy Beeson
Protecting yourself

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019 15:59:21 -0700 (PDT), AK
wrote:


You made my point. Driving while using phone kills.

I am waiting for a law that would incarcerate drivers who...
Forum: Techniques June 8th 19, 04:34 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 53
Views: 384
Posted By Joy Beeson
Tomorrow's Bicycle Drive?

On Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:38:22 +0700, John B.
wrote:

You mean like when the chain breaks or a wheel "tacos"?
...
Forum: Techniques June 2nd 19, 04:38 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 74
Views: 333
Posted By Joy Beeson
More from the UK: "Bike lanes save lives of drivers as well as cyclists, study finds"

On Sat, 1 Jun 2019 11:49:06 -0700 (PDT), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

But I think the
only way to get people out of cars and onto bikes would be to make motoring
much, much...
Forum: Techniques June 1st 19, 12:39 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 74
Views: 333
Posted By Joy Beeson
More from the UK: "Bike lanes save lives of drivers as well as cyclists, study finds"

On Fri, 31 May 2019 04:27:45 -0700 (PDT), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

If there's a stopped vehicle in the bicycle lane the bicyclist should STOP, wait for an opening in the...
Forum: Techniques May 28th 19, 07:09 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 912
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Tue, 28 May 2019 13:19:46 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

I've found that a regular old fashioned hand crank pencil sharpener
works well, Well :=) except for drafting pencils,...
Forum: Techniques May 28th 19, 05:13 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 60
Views: 370
Posted By Joy Beeson
Disk Brakes Again

On Sun, 26 May 2019 18:06:08 -0500, AMuzi wrote:

Four bicycles is not ridiculous. A Sunday morning road bike,
my beloved ancient Raleigh with steel mudguards, and a cute...
Forum: Techniques May 28th 19, 05:12 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 86
Views: 467
Posted By Joy Beeson
Today's reading: Comparisons of danger

On Sun, 26 May 2019 13:41:13 +0700, John B.
wrote:

Actually I had read, somewhere, that de-segregation was the name of
the game in America. Thus isn't a segregated...
Forum: Techniques May 28th 19, 05:11 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 912
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Sat, 25 May 2019 20:48:31 -0700, Jeff Liebermann
wrote:

I raided the local thrift shops and flea
markets where I bought a rather motley collection of $1/ea used knives
...
Forum: Techniques May 28th 19, 05:10 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 912
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Sun, 26 May 2019 09:58:04 +0700, John B.
wrote:

A correlation might be "do it the simple way and you won't get hurt".
Just stick the damned bottle in your pocket...
Forum: Techniques May 26th 19, 04:41 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 912
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Sat, 25 May 2019 12:43:42 +0700, John B.
wrote:

We don't seem to have all that pre-cooked stuff here and my wife of 50
years still cooks my meals :-) In fact...
Forum: General May 26th 19, 04:01 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 987
Views: 193,040
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Ride Report: Farmers' Markets

No time to write, I wanna ride!

Not that I've been riding much. It's been raining every day, and it's
been a *cold* rain. Since I have no wool clothing, I dare not get wet
on a cold day.

But...
Forum: Techniques May 25th 19, 05:39 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 912
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Sat, 25 May 2019 07:24:40 +0700, John B.
wrote:

Good Lord! And you a married woman? and you don't know how to sharpen
a knife?

You just say, "Honey, this...
Forum: Techniques May 24th 19, 04:16 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 912
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Fri, 24 May 2019 15:18:59 +0700, John B.
wrote:

One of the A.F. machine shops I was assigned to had no drill
sharpening "utensils" what so ever as the Shop Chief,...
Forum: Techniques May 23rd 19, 04:42 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 912
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Wed, 22 May 2019 09:36:15 +0700, John B.
wrote:

One can only assume that some of our illustrious readers are somewhat
accident prone :-)

Or perhaps they don't...
Forum: Techniques May 22nd 19, 02:21 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 219
Views: 912
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bottle holder

On Mon, 20 May 2019 12:50:52 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

And there are always hose clamps.
https://cloudfront.zoro.com/product/prev/Z_J6zyfo5oy.JPG

Mine have been...
Forum: Techniques May 21st 19, 04:16 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 167
Views: 1,009
Posted By Joy Beeson
HOW DANGEROUS IS CYCLING? DEPENDS ON WHICH NUMBERS YOU EMPHASISE.

On Mon, 20 May 2019 07:24:18 +0700, John B.
wrote:

After some consideration I realized that if the U.S. would simply ban
all bicycles there would be a savings of ~750...
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