Posts Tagged ‘Wheel’

Know Your Three-Wheeled, Electric-Powered, Stand-Up Tricycles of the Streets of San Francisco

Monday, October 31st, 2011

First I’ve seen this:

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Don’t know what it’s called…

Do You Need a Rear Brake on Your Bike to be Legal in California? I Don’t Know Anymore

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

You know, I think they went and changed VC 21201 on me. It used to talk about being able to make your rear wheel skid, but now:

“21201.  (a) No person shall operate a bicycle on a roadway unless it is equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make one braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.”

I’ll have to look into this.

Here we have a bike with no rear brake on McAllister. (I know what you’re thinking, but this bike isn’t a fixie, it freewheels.) 

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Not exactly safe, IMO, but not necessarily illegal either, apparently…

Hilarious: Volvo Station-Wagon Owner Mocks Ferrari with Fighting Moose Fender Badge

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

[UPDATE: All this makes writer Mickey Kaus wonder if #TheyHaveMooseInChina?]

Do you prefer the original?

Or the parody, as recently seen on Fulton Street?

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Now that’s a moose and a Volvo pilot with attitude.

I feel we should rastafy him by … ten percent or so.”

NoPA Tableau: Accident-Damaged Bikes Live Forever on the Mean Streets of San Francisco

Friday, September 30th, 2011

I don’t know how long this ride has been sitting locked up on Fulton in the NoPA part of the Western Addition but it feels like a period of months now:

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Sometimes it falls down, but then people prop it up again.

The rear wheel has been pretty much taco’ed – see?

I’ll bet there’s a story behind that.

Now you’d think the cop who’s walking a beat in this area (while constantly swinging his billy club) around would notice at some point and have this bike hauled away…

You’d think.

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Bike Parked in Front of City Hall Next to a Police Car

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Because the little monsters will mess you up.

That’s why.

As seen on Polk betwixt Grove and McAllister:

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Now, take this carcass into a bike shop and they’ll start talking about Chuck the Wheelbuilder and how great he is and then they’ll quote you a price that exceeds what you paid for the bike in the first place.

Oh well.

Three-Wheeled Scooter Totally Pwns Two-Wheeled Scooter on the Streets of San Francisco

Monday, September 12th, 2011

See?

Pwned:

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Totally.

Mission Bikes Offers Up Advice on How to Lock Up your Bicycle – Rim Through the Rear Triangle

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

From Vic Wong of Mission Mission comes this security tip from the Mission Bicycle Company.

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Looks good to me.

And it’s much better than this method, seen in the SoMA:

 

Forgetful Cyclist Makes a Rookie Mistake – Leaves Wheel in Front of the Market Street Nordstroms

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

When I was a beginner, I’d do the same thing – I’d go all the way home before remembering my front wheel:

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How embarrassing!

Homemade Bike Rack in the Western Addition Blocks the Sidewalk, Subjects Bicycles to Theft and Vandalism

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

I don’t know, seems like something that seemed a good idea at the time.

Oh well.

As seen on McAllister Street, home of the increasingly popular Snickerdoodle bike route, the one that’s faster, shorter, safer, better than the vaunted Wiggle* for getting to and from Market Street and the Panhandle area, for multiple reasons:

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Anyway, for lots of reasons, this set up is a poor substitute for hauling your bike up and down stairs each and every day.

*Whenever the cops need to hand out a bunch of tickets to cyclists, they’ll hang out at Scott and Fell or Duboce and Steiner or Haight and Pierce – that’s all on the Wiggle of course. As for the Snick, sometimes you’ll get a moto cop hanging out near McAllister and Pierce, but that’s to give tickets to car drivers coming down Fulton.

Drive a Range Rover Up and Down in SoMA – It’s “The Land Rover Experience” at the San Francisco Car Show

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

This is the scene these days at 747 Howard, Moscone Center North, just outside of the otherwise-tepid 53rd Annual San Francisco International Auto Show.

They let you drive on and around a big pile of dirt.

See?

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Things get a little tippy:

Now, I’d never own a Range Rover product myself, but you, you go right ahead. The electronic wizardry is amazing, anyway.

Think they close up early on Thanksgiving Day, otherwise this Experience should be around until the car show ends on Sunday.

The Land Rover Experience

Range RoverThe Land Rover Experience is your opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Land Rover or Range Rover for a unique, off-road driving session. The sure-footed control, renowned handling and impressive agility of our vehicles have to be experienced from inside the cabin to be believed. Certified Land Rover Driving Instructors will be on hand to share tips and techniques, and guide you through the course with confidence. For more details, please visit us at the Land Rover Experience tent in front of the Moscone North Hall. Must be 18 or over with a valid driver license to drive.