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    Nothing is impossible, merely improbable.

    Nothing is impossible, merely improbable.
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    No, I really don't. Brifters are one of the...

    No, I really don't. Brifters are one of the really good innovations in the last 50 years. :) I used downtube shifters, I've moved on.

    I'm also confused about why someone would want to avoid the...
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    Yes, they obviously didn't update it with... ...

    Yes, they obviously didn't update it with...



    "a person operating a bicycle...may signal slowing down or stopping by extending the right arm downward". Not the first time VDOT screwed up...
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    Pretty much all of the high powered LED lights...

    Pretty much all of the high powered LED lights will have transformer/regulator circuitry. That circuitry will sometimes emit a high frequency hum, which should not be a functional issue.
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    I've never thought that taking a hand off the...

    I've never thought that taking a hand off the handlebar when slowing for a hazardous condition is a useful technique. It's actually a requirement in the code to signal all stops (though the VDOT...
  6. Thread: The Rules

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    You can disagree with it, but can you point to...

    You can disagree with it, but can you point to some sort of law that bans the mentally incompetent from using the MUP? There are social conventions which people should follow, but it's fundamentally...
  7. Thread: The Rules

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    Nope. Cars have mirrors, cars are expected to...

    Nope. Cars have mirrors, cars are expected to stay in their lanes, drivers have a duty to be aware of their surroundings and act predictably on a public road, and in the worst case if you brush...
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    That's an expensive change. (Swapping out the...

    That's an expensive change. (Swapping out the cassette and maybe the rear derailleur doesn't cost much, putting on a triple basically means replacing the whole drivetrain. You need a new brifter,...
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    Most schools discourage this practice because a...

    Most schools discourage this practice because a surprising number of kids get hit by parents racing in and out of the parking lots. Sad but true.
  10. Wait, are they establishing that they're liable...

    Wait, are they establishing that they're liable for black ice on County maintained facilities? Bring on the lawsuits!
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    In the worst case, if he's in a bad mood, you can...

    In the worst case, if he's in a bad mood, you can be detained until your identity has been established. That's probably worse than the ticket.
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    I'll drink to that

    I'll drink to that
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    Of course they don't need to run the red--they'll...

    Of course they don't need to run the red--they'll hit the gas pedal at the green, accelerate past the speed limit, and pass the cyclist anyway. There's just no point in worrying about what some...
  14. Thread: The Rules

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    Does it ever happen that a car decides to take a...

    Does it ever happen that a car decides to take a bike lane on an un-congested street? No; if the car is in the bike lane it's because the driver is pulling a dick move and is going to try to cut...
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    I've only seen stop signs with a subtext that...

    I've only seen stop signs with a subtext that says "except turns (then speed around the f'ing corner as fast as you want, pedestrians think that's hilarious)". Nothing specific to bikes.
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    StreetSmart is aimed specifically at ticketing...

    StreetSmart is aimed specifically at ticketing the most vulnerable road users. I hear they're also on the lookup for little old ladies with unlicensed walkers.
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    Swapping the rear derailleur for MTB one is...

    Swapping the rear derailleur for MTB one is generally easy (though you can run into problems with 10 speed MTB, I would guess that's not an issue). You can't swap the front der, so MTB front crank...
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    Umm, because they don't move when cyclists show...

    Umm, because they don't move when cyclists show up? Unless you're doing figure 8s in the intersection, this isn't analogous.
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    Why is tapawingo getting the hate? I like...

    Why is tapawingo getting the hate? I like tapawingo!
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    Well, some of the exhibits haven't been touched...

    Well, some of the exhibits haven't been touched since the 1930s. When it's finished, it should be very nice. And--t-rex!
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    You: the nail Me: the one who didn't run over...

    You: the nail

    Me: the one who didn't run over you.

    How did you know that if you flatted my wife's tire I'd still be the one who had to fix it?
  22. Thread: Disc Brakes

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    No, they are well aware of overheat issues. All...

    No, they are well aware of overheat issues. All brakes have really ugly failure modes. Blowing a tire off a rim is bad, and can result in injury or death on a high speed downhill descent. Setting...
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    1) it's generally a heck of a lot cheaper to...

    1) it's generally a heck of a lot cheaper to retrofit a disc fork to a non-disc frame than buy a new frame and keep the fork

    2) you're putting an enormous amount of weight into one company's...
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    I'm sure it's still a fine bike, but jamis made...

    I'm sure it's still a fine bike, but jamis made me sad when the decided to call the "satellite"s "quest"s and them add the new meaningless modifier "elite" to distinguish the original quest. Why is...
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    Yikes, is that aluminum?

    Yikes, is that aluminum?
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