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Kids Bicycles with Quick Release to be outlawed? Weird


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When I see stuff like that, I don't even know what to think.:confused: It's just some utter non-sense. They trust people to own guns and drive cars (with the number of accidents and deaths that it involves), yet they do not let people pump their own gas or attach their bicycle wheels.:smashfrea What is going on in these people's head? I feel lucky not to live there...

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It gives a different perspective. I hope it's "less than 20" and not "20 and under" because recumbents and folding bikes would be affected. An option would be to put some hew screws like I did on mine (to prevent theft) and no full axles with big bolts. Hex screws would give the option to put a quick release back.

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I think New Jersey has quite a few "Stupid/Dumb" laws on the books -- here are a few

It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder

If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized license plates.

It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season

All motorists must honk before passing another car, bicyclist, skater, and even a skateboarder.

Full List --

http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/new-jersey/

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i found another article that says:

"Under the bill, it would be illegal to sell bicycles with quick-release wheels if the bicycle has a front wheel less than 20 inches in diameter."

most kids bikes come with bolt on wheels anyway. i think that puts a different spin on this.

Yeah, it makes the politicians even dumberer. Now, not only is the law stupid, it is also moot. These are weak human beings trying to flex the muscles they won in an election.

One of my favorie bumper stickers I ever saw: "The problem? Career politicians. The solution? Re-elect NOBODY".

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not sure how the vote went or much about the whole story but one thing is for sure we dont have all the details.

maybe this was bundled in with a bunch of other useful laws and they had to vote this in to get the other laws.

i guess my point more was the dumb sensationalized headline.

i think most kid bike wheels are bolt on but, the trend is whatever features adult bikes have trickle down to kids bikes. these guys could be just trying to stop a problem before it happens. i worked in a bike shop and even adults screw up quick releases. they dont get the cam part of the device and just tighten the thing all the way down without using the lever.

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these guys could be just trying to stop a problem before it happens. i worked in a bike shop and even adults screw up quick releases. they dont get the cam part of the device and just tighten the thing all the way down without using the lever.

I know this may pi** off a few but I do firmly believe in Natural Selection, we need Mother Nature to weed out the stupid people. We should not pass laws to protect the innocent. For instance - I am against labeling hairdryers with the Warning - Do not use while Showering Or a Chainsaw Label - Do not attempt to stop chain with hands.

others may be found here

http://www.dumb.com/productwarnings.htm

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/points/stories/DN-olson_25edi.ART.State.Edition1.445d7eb.html

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I know this may pi** off a few but I do firmly believe in Natural Selection, we need Mother Nature to weed out the stupid people. We should not pass laws to protect the innocent. For instance - I am against labeling hairdryers with the Warning - Do not use while Showering Or a Chainsaw Label - Do not attempt to stop chain with hands.

I agree, but I think you meant to say stupid, not innocent. However who will cook my fries, take tolls, or pivot the slow/stop signs if we don't have stupid people? Oh right, machines.

Unfortunately warning labels like those arise when stupid, <i>bent</i> people sue everyone who made a nickel off a product that failed for whatever reason. (hmm, that hits a little close to home)

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I agree, but I think you meant to say stupid, not innocent. However who will cook my fries, take tolls, or pivot the slow/stop signs if we don't have stupid people? Oh right, machines.

Unfortunately warning labels like those arise when stupid, <i>bent</i> people sue everyone who made a nickel off a product that failed for whatever reason. (hmm, that hits a little close to home)

Or sometimes, a little more than a nickle:

http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/comm-oddities/2007/05/missing_pants_leads_to_big_sui.html

I should mention that he's had a change of heart, and is now only suing the dry cleaners for $54million. Such a nice guy.

'later...

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I know this may pi** off a few but I do firmly believe in Natural Selection, we need Mother Nature to weed out the stupid people. We should not pass laws to protect the innocent. For instance - I am against labeling hairdryers with the Warning - Do not use while Showering Or a Chainsaw Label - Do not attempt to stop chain with hands.

others may be found here

http://www.dumb.com/productwarnings.htm

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/points/stories/DN-olson_25edi.ART.State.Edition1.445d7eb.html

Well living in jersey I get to first hand see the stupid people and totally agree with the above statement. I was about to write my congressman to tell him/her not to vote for it but since its under 20 inches doesnt affect me so I dont care. As for the pumping of your own gas, Oregon has the same rule and our gas is still cheaping then NY and Penn and its kinda nice on cold days not to have to get out of your car...but it does take longer to get gas.

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"The dangers surrounding the current models of quick-release bikes far outweigh any time saving benefits they may offer,'' said Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, D-Gloucester, a bill sponsor.

^shouldn't that be left to the consumer to decide?

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I agree, but I think you meant to say stupid, not innocent. However who will cook my fries, take tolls, or pivot the slow/stop signs if we don't have stupid people?

For cooking fries, do you any Americans actually do this job, or is it entirely illegal Mexican immigrants stealing those 'prime jobs'?

:-)

Crazy warnings, as is often said, 'only in America'.

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yeah but who rides those?!? :lol:

Ralann, you just made me spit milk out my nose!! I was thinking the exact thing when I read your post.

I think I am going out and exchange the quick release axles on my bikes, (3 mtn, 1 road) and put me some hex nuts on there. Then I am going to screw up the threads real good so I don't have to worry about those nuts backing off when out riding. My next purchase will be a pair of 14" visegrips that I am going to lock onto my carbon seatpost so I can get those cross threaded nuts off the axle.

Hopefully I can add about 10lbs to my bikes but I will feel secure knowing that my quick releases aren't going to fail.

There was one instance a few years ago, when a kid while riding a Raleigh bicycle got hit by a car at night. The rider had no lights, only reflectors. The rider sued Raleigh for not telling him his bike needed lights at night. He won a few million dollars and nearly drove a long established company nearly into closing up shop.

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LOL, you've never been to dirty jersey

socialist is the last thing you'd call the general population of jersey

Just the elected ones then:lol:

We get a lot of jersey transplants out here and they seem to fit right in so I can see your point.

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I agree, but I think you meant to say stupid, not innocent. However who will cook my fries, take tolls, or pivot the slow/stop signs if we don't have stupid people? Oh right, machines.

Unfortunately warning labels like those arise when stupid, <i>bent</i> people sue everyone who made a nickel off a product that failed for whatever reason. (hmm, that hits a little close to home)

Somehow we need to stop having stupid people... example I know of these two people personally from a distance but still know of them. One thought the reason her vacuum cleaner was not picking up anymore dirt from the carpet was because the power cord had a knot in it. No S**t! The other thought that if you dimmed the dashboard lights in your car the headlights also dimmed! Also - No Sh*T!

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