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Honda Bicycle Simulator...
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Last week, Honda (yup, that Honda) announced the sale of a bicycle simulator, to help with traffic safety education as it pertains to bikes. I thought it looked interesting, though perhaps a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Oct 20, 2009.


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Sean W. replied to Rowbike Mike's discussion Best Place to Find a Good Used Bike?
"Regarding Working Bikes, I can say quite definitively that they have been increasing their quality standards over the past couple of years, especially so over the past year. Prices have inched up to reflect this, but pretty much every bike that…"
Jan 13, 2011
Sean W. replied to Patrick M's discussion Abandoned bikes in need of Rescue?
"Not to rain on your parade, but there's a process in the city to handle abandoned bikes. Call 311 to initially report it, and then City workers will come by and tag the bike with a weatherproof yellow tag to note that it's being considered…"
Oct 12, 2010
Sean W. replied to Michael Millican's discussion Best Bike Locks?
"If you have a nice enough cutting wheel and enough time, there isn't really a material that will withstand an angle grinder. A harder steel will resist longer, but even titanium is grindable (and flammable!). So really, you're simply…"
Sep 23, 2010
Sean W. replied to BalloonBiker's discussion Stop sign sting
"As a person who lives in front of a three-way stop, I can't count the times I've nearly been Schwinned when trying to cross the street. Many times blatant, more often inadvertent, but it seems most cyclists pay even less attention to…"
Aug 18, 2010
Sean W. replied to milesperhour's discussion The Great City That Is Chicago
"Assuming this is related to my "valet parking" comment, that refers to bicycle parking for free at Wrigley. I'd never drive into that mess willingly..."
Aug 16, 2010
Sean W. replied to milesperhour's discussion The Great City That Is Chicago
"From a little higher up... Am I inside or outside? The only place I'll drink an Old Style: "
Aug 16, 2010
Sean W. replied to Tank-Ridin' Ryan's discussion Prepaid Cell Phones
"As a low-time user who didn't have a cell phone until last year, I went with the T-Mobile prepaid. They offer 1000 minutes for $100, and the minutes don't expire for a year. Texts cost essentially a minute on this plan. The phone was ~$25…"
Aug 13, 2010
Sean W. replied to M.A.R.K.'s discussion 26x1.62 tire needed.. Having truble finding one
"x1.5 and x1.75 are both very close to what you have, essentially +/- 1/8" (7%). Either should work with your 26x1.5" wheel. I doubt you'd have clearance issues, unless you have very tight fitting fenders. And if that's the case…"
Aug 9, 2010
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Aug 7, 2010
Sean W. replied to Tank-Ridin' Ryan's discussion Self-Thinning of the Herd (Witnessing Dangerous/Stupid Behavior on the Road)
"Driver I passed NB on Damen last week while I was riding home, smoking in her left hand, cellphone conversation with her right hand, and shifting her manual transmission with her left hand as well. A virtuoso performance of distracted stupidity."
Jul 26, 2010
Sean W. replied to Rico's discussion Wheel Question
"You're looking for a rim strip or rim tape. You can get a rubber rim strip in the size of your wheel for probably a few bucks from an LBS (maybe less), and installation is simply stretching the rubber so it sits in the recess of the rim, and…"
Jul 25, 2010
Sean W. replied to BalloonBiker's discussion Getting a good deal vs. buying a stolen bike---Tips for buying used bikes?
"Definitely look for the S/N on the bike, and ask the seller about the bike's history. I've taken to writing up a bill of sale / receipt with the bike's description, seller's name and address, the S/N, and a signature from the…"
Jun 28, 2010
Sean W. replied to Steve Bradford's discussion Used road bike for very tall person?
"We get tall bikes in at Working Bikes every now and again. There were a 62cm and a 63cm there that were pretty nice on Wed. when I last volunteered. Selection's always better when the doors open, so get there as early as you can, at least 15…"
Apr 23, 2010
Sean W. replied to dav's discussion Complaint About My Bike At Work.
"Good news on the resolution. After 3+ years of riding and storing her bike in an empty cube or office, my wife received complaints this season and was told to park outside (S. side of the Midway in Hyde Park). She spoke with the building manager to…"
Apr 8, 2010
Sean W. replied to Joe TV's discussion Red Light Cameras - Pro or No?
"I'm not convinced that a cop would have issued a ticket, because he would have seen what had happened, and possibly judged that I did the safest thing possible given my circumstances. And if he/she did it would have been a moving violation,…"
Mar 4, 2010
Sean W. replied to notoriousDUG's discussion Pets of Chainlink
" Magic, the cat. Too smart for her own good. Cute enough that we don't kill her for it :)"
Mar 3, 2010

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, My job involves biking
About me:
Engineer, Photographer, Pilot, Volunteer, and a guy who likes bikes.
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