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Forum: Techniques Yesterday, 02:50 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 13
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Posted By Joy Beeson
Adjustable rubber rack straps, where to buy?

On Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:27:20 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

Grant Peterson recently publicized an interesting trick. In his example,
the delicate cargo was an expensive...
Forum: General September 16th 18, 03:12 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 857
Views: 159,382
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: pickup trucks

Once upon a time I happened to mention somewhere on Usenet that
getting rid of one of our two internal-combustion vehicles would
increase our carbon footprint, because we can do car things with...
Forum: Techniques September 15th 18, 03:29 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 16
Views: 144
Posted By Joy Beeson
Well lubed jockey wheels

On Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:23:51 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

https://78.media.tumblr.com/b594569c743afced078b0dd92b019ee9/tumblr_o02eijt7yB1qdw1kro1_1280.jpg

When I lived...
Forum: Techniques September 13th 18, 02:53 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 16
Views: 144
Posted By Joy Beeson
Well lubed jockey wheels

On Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:21:36 +0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

The reference shows three rather obese women. Homeless but well
nourished.

Amply, but not well.

--
Joy Beeson
Forum: Techniques September 13th 18, 02:41 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 37
Views: 202
Posted By Joy Beeson
Slow down rusting of chain

On Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:25:59 +0000 (UTC), Ralph Barone
wrote:

I tried bacon grease and paraffin, but it kept attracting bears.

Bacon grease is soft even when it's chilled. ...
Forum: Techniques September 12th 18, 03:47 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 203
Views: 1,146
Posted By Joy Beeson
Bus racks

I find that if I absent-mindedly bend over, I'll usually get away with
it if I bend my knees before straightening up.

But today, I got such a sharp twinge while setting a mug on a low cart
that...
Forum: General September 10th 18, 03:12 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 857
Views: 159,382
Posted By Joy Beeson
oops AG: Aunt Granny's Advice, or How to become an elderly cyclist:

Whoosh! After realizing that I'd said "fig bar" where I meant
"fruit-and-grain bar" -- they are very similar, but the
fruit-and-grain bar is equal to two or three fig bars -- I meant to
post a...
Forum: General September 9th 18, 04:01 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 857
Views: 159,382
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Aunt Granny's Advice, or How to become an elderly cyclist:

No time to write this week, so here's a ride report.

Weather Underground said there was a reasonable chance that I wouldn't
get rained on if I got home by twelve.

The weather has suddenly changed...
Forum: Techniques September 8th 18, 11:25 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 95
Views: 687
Posted By Joy Beeson
Who is a real cyclist ?

On Wed, 5 Sep 2018 11:03:27 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

But it's still considered very unusual.

When I lived in New York State, my friends finally stopped freaking
out...
Forum: Techniques September 4th 18, 04:22 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 95
Views: 687
Posted By Joy Beeson
Who is a real cyclist ?

On Sun, 2 Sep 2018 18:15:59 -0700 (PDT), jbeattie
wrote:

And yes, on my morning commute, I do keep up with vehicle traffic. A person in a wheel chair could keep up with...
Forum: General September 2nd 18, 04:10 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 857
Views: 159,382
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Face grease

Went to the farmer's markets today; didn't write anything, but this
scrap from the unfinished-drafts folder will be in season soon:

20 March 2018

Getting ready to go for groceries this afternoon, I...
Forum: General August 26th 18, 04:14 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 857
Views: 159,382
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: expired note

Huh? It's Saturday! Didn't feel like it; I spent the whole day
grumping inside because of the pouring rain. No, I won't melt, but
grumping around the house is more fun than riding in a...
Forum: General August 23rd 18, 03:58 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 857
Views: 159,382
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Yesterday's News

I nearly always read the paper the following day, because the
e-edition gives access only to the archives and I need a magnifier to
read the paper version. (I have an appointment to do something...
Forum: General August 19th 18, 02:28 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 857
Views: 159,382
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: If you can't miss it

I'm sure I've said this before, but there might conceivably be a new
reader out there.

If you can't miss it, hit it square. A bump that you hit at right
angles is much less likely to steer the bike...
Forum: General August 17th 18, 03:38 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Joy Beeson
Learning how to ride a bicycle

On Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:46:24 -0000 (UTC), Tanguy Ortolo
wrote:

Joy Beeson, 2018-08-14 00:23+0200:
Once she learns how to balance and pedal at the same time, she needs a
...
Forum: General August 13th 18, 11:23 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Joy Beeson
Learning how to ride a bicycle

On Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:57:25 -0400, smharding
wrote:

But I think the real challenge will be riding the bike (powered or by legs) in
Paris (or any urban area). There's a...
Forum: General August 12th 18, 03:31 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 857
Views: 159,382
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Riding through broken glass

Calloo, callay, oh frabjous day! A search of the entire folder shows
that I've never written on the topic of riding over sharp objects. Or
if I did, I didn't use the word "glass".

Ideally, when...
Forum: Techniques August 12th 18, 03:28 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 50
Views: 772
Posted By Joy Beeson
Sunscreen for bicycling

On Thu, 9 Aug 2018 00:05:16 -0000 (UTC), bob prohaska
wrote:

Does anybody have suggestions for sunscreen to wear while bicycling?

My cancer doctor said to use zinc sunblock on...
Forum: Techniques August 10th 18, 10:14 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 50
Views: 772
Posted By Joy Beeson
Sunscreen for bicycling

On Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:52:41 +0200, Sepp Ruf
wrote:

if
it can be used as an emergency chain lube.

When I was sagging a century tour, we did use sun-tan oil to loosen...
Forum: General August 5th 18, 03:26 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 857
Views: 159,382
Posted By Joy Beeson
AG: Still out of topics

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Weather Underground is still predicting a dry day for Friday.
Actually, today would have been a good day to be outdoors, but it was
threatening in the morning. I did go out...
Forum: Techniques July 29th 18, 06:20 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 392
Views: 3,910
Posted By Joy Beeson
Making America into Amsterdam

On Sun, 29 Jul 2018 06:33:28 -0700 (PDT), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

Correct. What I was talking about are those super bright low-beam blueish tinted (I don't care what type...
Forum: General July 29th 18, 03:31 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 857
Views: 159,382
Posted By Joy Beeson
I hope this one sticks

On Fri, 15 Jun 2018 23:11:23 -0300, Joy Beeson
wrote:

I think I could put a quarter of a cup into
an imperial pint without making it too thick to strain.

Aha! ...
Forum: Techniques July 26th 18, 04:08 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 86
Views: 657
Posted By Joy Beeson
question about climbing

On Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:30:38 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

a 6% climb is a killer until you have to do a 7%

Reminds me of the time I got lost on the way back from Altamont.

I was...
Forum: Techniques July 26th 18, 03:19 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 392
Views: 3,910
Posted By Joy Beeson
Making America into Amsterdam

On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 19:56:32 -0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

So, you are saying that no one lived in the area until automobiles
were available?

I vaguely recall reading a novel...
Forum: Techniques July 25th 18, 04:12 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 392
Views: 3,910
Posted By Joy Beeson
Making America into Amsterdam

On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:42:24 -0700, John B. Slocomb
wrote:

As I previously said, if one has a bike one doesn't need a car :-)

Shuckins, I don't even need a bike -- it's only a...
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