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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 03:23 PM
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Posted By filmfan
The Fiat 500 seems like a cool little car. If...

The Fiat 500 seems like a cool little car.
If you fold the seats does it have enough room to fit a bicycle?

you know, to transport it to the MUPS and along all those roads that are unsafe to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
There are people who lose their common sense when...

There are people who lose their common sense when piloting all sorts of vehicles, even motos, in the estimation of someone or another.
Pretty much every road in the world has a potential to host 18...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
^^^ It probably has to do with driving styles,...

^^^
It probably has to do with driving styles, which are different everywhere.

In a lot of area around the US, if a bike is at the fog line, many drivers will try to go around fully within the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,089
Posted By filmfan
My bike has factory auto canceling turn signals,...

My bike has factory auto canceling turn signals, they can be a bit of a pain.
In many situations they cancel too soon, which can be a problem if they cancel and you don't realize it and you're in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
Since they are looking for witnesses, it's...

Since they are looking for witnesses, it's presumably a hit and run.
I'd hope that a driver who was blameless would at least stick around and try to render aid. Apparently that didn't happen, as if...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By filmfan
I used the SAE connector pictured to hook up a...

I used the SAE connector pictured to hook up a 12v track light in my kitchen.
Simple, easy to buy works fine, I don't need to unplug it very often. Mine came from the local hardware store's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
I do that quite a lot, it works far from 100% ...

I do that quite a lot, it works far from 100%
As mentioned, quite often there is no place to pull into. Many times a driver will ignore all the waving and sit off your wheel anyway.
Then there is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
No one needs one until they NEED! one, same as...

No one needs one until they NEED! one, same as with moto helmets. Though moto helmets do provide some other advantages, which bicycle helmets largely do not.

FWIW, I came into using a bike helmet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
You have to go onto the wrong side of the road if...

You have to go onto the wrong side of the road if you are passing a car too, or another moto, for that matter. Is there some difference?

Not to mention that in most cases, if you're passing with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,447
Posted By filmfan
Just as with motos, bicycles are applied to a lot...

Just as with motos, bicycles are applied to a lot of different tasks, recreation with kids, casual knocking around, fast recreational riding and similar athletic training and transportation.
As...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By filmfan
Congratulations on finding a solution:clap ...

Congratulations on finding a solution:clap


OTH, no project is worthy unless it involves buying new tools:D
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,907
Posted By filmfan
Take a look at what Bensonwood does; ...

Take a look at what Bensonwood does;
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27040442

It's sort of a suspended ceiling done in wood.

I can't find it on their website, but they do...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By filmfan
recharge-ables aren't a great choice for...

recharge-ables aren't a great choice for something that might go months between uses. Of course, batteries that leak aren't a good choice for that either.

FWIW, It's important to never mix fresh...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By filmfan
What he said. If the place you found close by...

What he said.
If the place you found close by doesn't have anything that's a near-enough match, you could go nuts trying to find an off-the-shelf duplicate.
Matching the profile wouldn't be...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,807
Posted By filmfan
Mine is two sheets of 3/4 plywood sandwiched...

Mine is two sheets of 3/4 plywood sandwiched together, + the original particle board Sears supplied with the cabinet part. Finished with several coats of varnish/poly. Put it together about 20 years...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,576
Posted By filmfan
You'll also need the dust collector. Hepa...

You'll also need the dust collector.
Hepa filter, wired to come on when you start the tool, quieter than most (maybe all) other vacs.
:lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,576
Posted By filmfan
If I were doing it over, I'd be really tempted to...

If I were doing it over, I'd be really tempted to forget a table saw altogether and get a track saw kit. Though one drawback is that they cost 2X+ what the Bosch table saw costs.
Along with the...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,576
Posted By filmfan
I also have the Bosch, it replaced a low-end, not...

I also have the Bosch, it replaced a low-end, not portable, Delta that died.
I miss the cast iron table on the delta, magnetic fingerboards and do-dads don't work very well on aluminum.
I bought...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
^^ This has been a long time in coming. That...

^^
This has been a long time in coming. That scene is etched pretty firmly in my memory.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By filmfan
If you can put both feet on the ground while...

If you can put both feet on the ground while seated, your seat is probably too low.
Your leg should be almost fully extended at the bottom of the pedal stroke, on most bikes, that would put your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
360,000 degrees and still counting.

360,000 degrees and still counting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,102
Posted By filmfan
I am curious, what is likely to be different in...

I am curious, what is likely to be different in the Lee Parks courses that might have the outcome of reducing fatalities?

I am asking because a few years ago when I was a BRC attendee here in NH,...
Forum: Face plant 01-13-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,710
Posted By filmfan
Not according to wiki;...

Not according to wiki; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isopropyl_alcohol
Are you thinking of rubbing alcohol?
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By filmfan
Depends on the condition of the rotors,...

Depends on the condition of the rotors, especially how flat they are.
And, they are never flat so you have to deal with shite braking for a couple of months until the pads wear to the shape of the...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By filmfan
McMaster-Carr; ...

McMaster-Carr;
http://www.mcmaster.com/#captive-screws/=ve8h1n
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,746
Posted By filmfan
I more or less got to that spot last year, and...

I more or less got to that spot last year, and bought the 20v Dewalt brushless drill and impact driver. The drill has much more torque than the 18v Bosch it replaced. One nice thing about them is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,550
Posted By filmfan
My late father-in-law who taught aeronautics at a...

My late father-in-law who taught aeronautics at a prestigious university out west, and consulted for many years with one of the aircraft companies out there had a collection of -isms he drilled into...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By filmfan
+1 on the multitool and good blades. I happen...

+1 on the multitool and good blades.
I happen to have a Fein, and they are nice, but way overkill if it's not something you'll use a lot.

I would use a jig saw to cut away the bulk of the shelf...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,963
Posted By filmfan
Where do you guys source the crimp connectors and...

Where do you guys source the crimp connectors and perhaps more importantly, a decent crimping tool?
All of the stuff I see in the usual places look to be the very same cheaply made tools with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,707
Posted By filmfan
Bicycling is great in Thailand. Rode the wheels...

Bicycling is great in Thailand. Rode the wheels off mine when I lived there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,143
Posted By filmfan
The onion says it well; ...

The onion says it well;
http://www.theonion.com/articles/world-death-rate-holding-steady-at-100-percent,1670/


...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,381
Posted By filmfan
Don't know how you get a print version, but the...

Don't know how you get a print version, but the Pirelli calendar might be a good choice. (NSFW)
http://www.pirellical.com
(scroll down in the page)

Update, apparently there is no print version...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
It's taken over a year to get to this point;...

It's taken over a year to get to this point; Driver pleads guilty to 2 counts of manslaughter.
http://www.wmur.com/news/driver-accused-of-hitting-killing-bicyclists-to-plead-guilty/30203168
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
Good grief No one is comparing themselves to a...

Good grief
No one is comparing themselves to a delivery truck. But it was used as analogy to illustrate a point.

That is, drivers of motor vehicles will occasionally pace behind a bicycle for no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
:fpalm I saw this coming from a mile...

:fpalm

I saw this coming from a mile away.Why does it need to be explained when you are just going to be purposely dense?
Might as well explain it to a wall.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10,245
Views: 2,146,180
Posted By filmfan
A second (or perhaps more) pair of eyes does...

A second (or perhaps more) pair of eyes does wonders. In proofreading, reading it backwards helps.



An especially good thing to remember when you are on the road on two wheels.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36,125
Views: 9,401,320
Posted By filmfan
In keeping with the theme of the forum… ...

In keeping with the theme of the forum…

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
It's good that you have such an understanding of...

It's good that you have such an understanding of what happened given you weren't there.
Or, maybe you were the jerk driving the truck, that would explain a lot
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
Somehow you seem to still think the riders...

Somehow you seem to still think the riders commenting here do not take those factors into consideration. That is not the case.

Some people probably don't. Some people will drive their cars across...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 418,367
Posted By filmfan
Center, what you are missing is that it's not as...

Center, what you are missing is that it's not as if either I or the truck materialized on that corner out of nowhere.
I was tracking the truck in my mirror for probably 1/4 mile during which time...
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