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NY Times article on the revival of PBSC, Bixi manufacturer in Montreal
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FYI:The Uphill Push to Save a Bike-Share PioneerDoes Chicago still have a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Schneider Jan 10.

Why do cyclists break traffic laws?
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Interesting piece in the Washington Post's Wonkblog today:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Jan 10.

Building a list/database of problems
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In the discussion of the lawsuit by the cyclist paralyzed when she rode off the breakwater revetment, the twin topics of "permitted and intended use" and making the government aware of problems…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Jan 8.

Anyone tried a tire bell?
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I had never heard of tire bells until this morning when I saw this ad on SF CL outed on bikeforums:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Jan 8.

 

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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Rob D.'s discussion HELP! Expert suggestions needed for cold hands/fingers!
"Tossing out one other idea which requires no clothing changes... I find sometimes that I'm hunkered down and tense across my shoulders and upper arms. This is especially true if I'm struggling into a headwind. It helps to consciously relax…"
Jan 16
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Swapped out my Chainlink jersey and my yellow Pearl Izumi shell for a Road Holland jersey (also merino wool) and my red Pearl Izumi shell this morning. About froze my patoot off on the way to work. I'll have to swap one of them back for…"
Jan 14
Jeff Schneider replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion NY Times article on the revival of PBSC, Bixi manufacturer in Montreal
"There is clearly a future for bike share programs.  The business model is still getting worked out, and the process is messy.  But IMO 20 years from now any city of 200k people or more that doesn't have a bike share system will be…"
Jan 10
Joe Guzzardo replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion NY Times article on the revival of PBSC, Bixi manufacturer in Montreal
"Hmmm, thanks Skip, that's very encouraging. I put on my trusted studded tires early last month hoping that would get me motivated. Most of my ride is along the LFT, but between Oak Street and Grand, it can get treacherous. I'm still…"
Jan 10
Jim Reho replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Why do cyclists break traffic laws?
" I took it.  Should result in some good insights.  Made me think about my own biking concepts "
Jan 10
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion NY Times article on the revival of PBSC, Bixi manufacturer in Montreal
"> I'm beginning to feel the effects of cabin fever. I managed to ride to work three times this week, so I've already surpassed my mileage from January 2014. The ride home Thursday was a bit nerve-wracking though. Thank goodness for the…"
Jan 10
Joe Guzzardo replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion NY Times article on the revival of PBSC, Bixi manufacturer in Montreal
"Heh, I just read that article and was about to post it. The technical and financial problems can be dealt with. It's these damn Chicago winter's that stop me cold. December wasn't so bad but January has been pretty tough. I took some…"
Jan 10
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Jan 10
Bob Kastigar replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Why do cyclists break traffic laws?
"Take the survey that's looking into this: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1885930/bikingbad I don't she any sharing of the results, but the questions they are are interesting.  Conducted by the University of Colorado, in Denver. "
Jan 9
Andy Moss 9.5 replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Why do cyclists break traffic laws?
"Important to keep in mind that comparing moving violations on a bike to moving violations driving a car is, in many cases, a false equivalence.  My guess is that the most common moving violation committed by cyclists is blowing lights and stop…"
Jan 9
Jeff Schneider replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Why do cyclists break traffic laws?
"OTOH, I'm guessing you don't exceed the speed limit, odouble park or block the box very often with your bike... "
Jan 9
Haddon replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Why do cyclists break traffic laws?
"I'm going to be honest and say I disobey far more traffic laws on a bike than I ever did in a car.  In a car I'll wait out forever lights that I will not on a bike.  For one there are traffic cameras and I don't even think…"
Jan 9
Jeff Schneider replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Why do cyclists break traffic laws?
"My observations are similar to yours. "
Jan 9
Marc A. Irwin replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Why do cyclists break traffic laws?
"She does have things pretty close.  On the subjects of stop signs and signaling, I have found cars and cyclists are equally guilty.  After hearing one particularly critical newscast about cyclists, I sat at an intersection where one busy…"
Jan 9
Jeff Schneider replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Why do cyclists break traffic laws?
"In order of most to least common reasons cyclists break traffic laws, my guess is: 1) Impatience (it looks safe to ride through the red light, so what the hell); 2) Ignorance (bikes don't have to follow any rules, right?) 3) Safety (e.g.,…"
Jan 9
Skip Montanaro 12mi and Joe Guzzardo are now friends
Jan 9

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, A said…

"maxy, super maxy, mighty competition, super mighty competition, grand mighty (75?)..any others?" that's from a bikeforums thread. it seems like there are tons of variants on 'mighty' 'grand' etc. their model names are so grandiose. 

At 11:14pm on December 5, 2013, A said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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