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    [–] Wilee's Bike from Premium Rush is for sale on eBay atlas5280 1 points ago in FixedGearBicycle

    I mean it's entertaining enough and the actors did their own stunts(including JGL), so that's kind of cool. Citizen Kane of bike movies it is not, however.

    [–] Wilee's Bike from Premium Rush is for sale on eBay atlas5280 1 points ago in FixedGearBicycle

    The handlebars, seat and pedals are also wrong lol. I just watched that movie the other day

    [–] Zach Gallardo on Pure Cycles Orion atlas5280 3 points ago in FixedGearBicycle

    I work in an LBS in a big city and the demand for a simple, inexpensive single speeds is frankly staggering. Enthusiasts and athletes such as people on this sub have every right to knock pure and other low end brands, but for a lot of reasons, they're here to stay.

    The vast majority of people who buy these in our store are commuters who haven't ridden a bike in decades. They don't care about derailers, material properties, sealed bearings, or anything. They just want to get on a bike and pedal it to work.

    [–] Is it worth contesting a $190 red light ticket? Any tips for the court day? atlas5280 1 points ago in NYCbike

    I'm not a lawyer, but in my experience, the courts will be flexible about how and when you pay your fines. It's possible to work out a schedule for payment, based on your situation. Your experience may vary, but there is a chance you pay no fine, a reduced fine, or the full fine over several payments.

    Good luck! Watch those red lights!

    [–] Is it worth contesting a $190 red light ticket? Any tips for the court day? atlas5280 1 points ago in NYCbike

    So the ticketing officer has to come to court. You should show up, tell the judge what the officer told you, then listen to what the officer says. That sucks that the officer did that. For court, make sure you bring your pay stubs, bank statements, a budget worksheet showing your income and expenses, etc. hopefully even if the fine sticks(which is certainly could), they'll work out a payment plan with you.

    Good luck.

    [–] Intense video of cyclist saving loose dog in traffic. atlas5280 11 points ago in bicycling

    Do you ride with traffic much? He didn't take any egregious risk. He was looking, signaling and yelling. He did what he had to to save someone's pet, and luckily the situation was such that he was able to do it without anyone getting hurt, or really even inconvenienced. The idea that you consider anything in this video "dumb risks" makes me think you've simply never ridden in an area with traffic.

    [–] Weekly Questions Thread [Posted Every Wednesday] atlas5280 1 points ago in FixedGearBicycle

    That's pretty reasonable in my experience. It's usually 200-300.

    [–] Weekly Questions Thread [Posted Every Wednesday] atlas5280 1 points ago in FixedGearBicycle

    To me it would depend on the lock (Is it a key u-lock? or a combo cable lock? Huge difference in price and effectiveness) But now we're getting someplace. If it were me I'd want a tire instead of the spare tubes, but hey, haggling is haggling.

    I would check the bottom bracket, headset, and wheel axles for play (brace the front wheel and rock the handlebars back and forth. Grab the pedal/crankarm and wiggle it perpendicular to the bike. Wiggle the tires side to side). Any wiggle is a sign of required maintenance. A lot of wiggle is a sign of a part that will need replacing.

    If everything looks good, then 150 might not be so bad. If things look off, chances are this dude is just trying to push his junk off on you.

    [–] Weekly Questions Thread [Posted Every Wednesday] atlas5280 1 points ago in FixedGearBicycle

    Buying that bike, IMO, would simply be opening a can of worms of maintenance and frustration. And for that price, it not having a front tire is a complete deal breaker IMO. Needing some TLC is one thing, but if you can't ride it out for $200, it absolutely wouldn't be worth it to me.

    A brand new Kilo TT is 400. This sale stinks to me.

    [–] Help identifying a bike atlas5280 2 points ago in FixedGearBicycle

    https://www.statebicycle.com/collections/black-label/products/6061-black-label-matte-black

    That's just one example. Many, many bicycle manufacturers have matte black on black bikes. Additionally, virtually any aluminum or steel frame can be painted.

    [–] Weekly Questions Thread [Posted Every Wednesday] atlas5280 1 points ago in FixedGearBicycle

    To offer a more opinionated answer than the other poster: water bottles go in water bottle cages(mounted to the braised on mounts on the down tube and/or seat tube). Don't worry about what other fixed gear riders do. Riding fixed gear bikes doesn't need to make sense or conform to a standard. Finally, the rear brake is the less important brake. Keep both or keep the front only, no reason to go rear only. More cable and less stopping power.

    [–] Is it worth contesting a $190 red light ticket? Any tips for the court day? atlas5280 4 points ago in NYCbike

    I am not a lawyer, but:

    First of all, in most cases paying a ticket fine is an admission of guilt. It's you saying "yes, I did this and I see that I was wrong".

    Going to court is generally for people who either A] consider themselves innocent of the offense or B] have matters of mitigation or extenuation to offer on their behalf.

    Now here's where you have to decide what kind of person you are. If you want to go to court and (by your own admission) lie about running the light, then good luck, and probably hire a lawyer. But if you want to present mitigating circumstances, such as why you chose not to stop (aggressive traffic behind you, or an unsafe stopping condition such as mud or ice, for example), or demonstrate that $190 is simply too great a fine for you to reasonably pay(can you prove this with bank statements, pay stubs, monthly bills, etc?) then it's basically a toss up as it'd be up to the judge.

    Keep in mind that if you show up to court and the ticketing officer doesn't, then you're case will likely get dismissed(a longshot, but it happens).

    At the end of the day, it's within your rights to plead not guilty. You never know, at least one guy claims to have gotten out of a red light ticket simply by pleading not guilty in the last 2 years.

    But if you have the money, don't have the time, and admit that you did what you're accused of and also admit that it was illegal, then you can always just repay your debt to society by paying the fine.

    [–] Joe Pesci's infamous speech after winning the Oscar for 'Supporting Actor' atlas5280 8 points ago in movies

    No worries! There's actually a funny Simpsons bit about infer/imply, that's why it stuck out to me.

    [–] Parking job gone wrong atlas5280 15 points ago in WTF

    E brake and neutral

    [–] Parking job gone wrong atlas5280 241 points ago in WTF

    I'm pretty confident the throttle is stuck.

    [–] Picked up from LBS atlas5280 1 points ago in FixedGearBicycle

    Did you get clearance price? That's last years model.

    [–] Discussion: Is having a Hidden Pool acceptable? atlas5280 1 points ago in DotA2

    You go to "practice against bots" and select co-op.

    You'll be on a team with 5 real people(usually newer people).

    Play whatever hero/role you want, as long as you're good mannered and tell your teammates you'll commend them you'll get al lthe commends and full xp/credit for the match, just like a normal unranked game.

    [–] Discussion: Is having a Hidden Pool acceptable? atlas5280 1 points ago in DotA2

    I spammed co-op bot games and said "commending everyone after the match" until my behavior score was over 9000(from around 4500). Even if you don't commend people(or can't, because there's a weekly limit on commends), saying you're commending them is a pretty reliable way to get them to commend you.

    Took about 50 bot games. Generally had around 15 commends every new conduct summary(10 games), and obviously had 0 abandons/reports.

    I'm glad I did it.

    I've also worked really hard to change my behavior and rage less.

    Matching people with similar behavior scores can become a bit of an echo chamber of bad attitudes, but it's never too late to break the cycle. As far as a pool for abandoners and feeders, I whole heartedly support the idea of a hidden pool for them. Valve won't/probably shouldn't outright ban them, but segregating them from the general player pool is the least they can do to preserve the integrity of the game. Loosing your temper and calling someone a mean name is one thing. Feeding/abandoning is on an entirely different level.