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Old 10-07-07, 03:00 PM   #1
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Fold Up Right Now In The Present-Rather Than Wait For The Pie In The Sky

As much as I miss my old non folding bikes, I no longer have much use for them beyond a occaisional recreation type ride. My folding bikes are the only bikes I can use now since parking/storage for bikes are nonexistent here and will continue to be for the long haul. I think I will be a bent over old lady before serious parking/storage facilities will be offered on streetcorners. The only thing like this right now around here is some embedded looped poles to lock your bike to (a real joke since the only thing they attract is the would-be bike thief and innocents). For some interesting reading:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/88005.html

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Old 10-07-07, 05:45 PM   #2
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Fire Hazard???

"Department of Citywide Administrative Services officials said such regulations(no bike parking inside) are in place to prevent potential fire hazards caused by the bicycles." Fire hazards caused by bicycles? What, do they inflate their tires with hydrogen in NYC? Ah! The little minds of bureaucrats.
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Old 10-07-07, 06:20 PM   #3
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"Department of Citywide Administrative Services officials said such regulations(no bike parking inside) are in place to prevent potential fire hazards caused by the bicycles." Fire hazards caused by bicycles? What, do they inflate their tires with hydrogen in NYC? Ah! The little minds of bureaucrats.
Nope they can block fire exits. People have a bad habit of putting something "out of the way" but it is in the way of an emergency exit(s). If they would designate a certain store room for bicycle storage it would be fine. I used to work with several code enforcement officers and you would not believe some of the stuff they would find.

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If they would designate a certain store room for bicycle storage it would be fine.
Before my wife and I were married, she lived in an apartment with a designated, locked bicycle room that was in the parking garage. One night some 'pros' backed a truck in and took every valuable bicycle in the place (about 30 of them). All that was left were the junkers and the expensive broken locks on the ground. My wife's NEW bicycle (less than a week old) was taken along with the others.

I suppose video camera surveillance would help curtail such an event these days, but thieves are enterprising buggers.
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