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Old 03-12-05, 03:52 PM   #1
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NYC Cyclists: where can a girl earn herself a road bike around these parts?

i sold all of mine off before i moved back to the city, even the collapsible one, because i just couldnt fit it with all my stuff.

where can a girl put in some work hours, unsticking seatposts, truing wheels, fixing flats, etc. to earn herself a small roadbike?
whats the NYC version of Pittsburgh's Free Ride?
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i sold all of mine off before i moved back to the city, even the collapsible one, because i just couldnt fit it with all my stuff.

where can a girl put in some work hours, unsticking seatposts, truing wheels, fixing flats, etc. to earn herself a small roadbike?
whats the NYC version of Pittsburgh's Free Ride?

???

I've never in my life heard of a program where you can do some odd jobs on bicycles to "earn" a bicycle. Your best bet might be to get a job in a bicycle shop - you'd earn some money and might get a discount on the bicycles.
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I've never in my life heard of a program where you can do some odd jobs on bicycles to "earn" a bicycle. Your best bet might be to get a job in a bicycle shop - you'd earn some money and might get a discount on the bicycles.
Yes they have those, they're like bike repair co-op things. Fix so many bikes or so and earn your bike.
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Yes they have those, they're like bike repair co-op things. Fix so many bikes or so and earn your bike.

Cool! Sounds like a good program - you'd get to know how to take care of your bicycle too.
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http://www.communitycyclingcenter.org/

Not in NYC though...I'd check with the Times Up folks in NYC.
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Yeah, Times Up might be able to help - they're the best bet I can think of, anyway. I know they ran a program like that before the RNC... but it didn't really work out all that well for organizational reasons, so I don't think they're still doing it
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Try recycle-a-bike.
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Someone on .Craigslist had a work-for-bike offer not too long ago. There are usually plenty of bikes in the $100 range and occasionally for free. Posting there certainly can't hurt.

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I have a free bike I"m willing to give in exchange for certain personal favors...
EDIT: ...like giving people a sense of humor! There I said it! *Puts on asbestos suit*

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Recycle a bike will probably be safer than anything slvoid is talking about. They may even make such a deal with you. Also, check out bicycle habitat on Lafayette, there are mostly women working the floor and they all ride. One of them may have a solution to your dilemma. Good luck.
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That is just plain out of line.
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Forum Guidelines, under Intellegence (obviously not a forte of some posters):

We’re a community with quality standards and expect our members will make a sincere effort to contribute their thoughts on interesting subjects in a meaningful and respectful manner. Posting messages and otherwise interacting on BikeForums is completely optional; many members often prefer to just read what others have to say. But if you do post, we expect that you’ll be respectful of the time of others by posting meaningfully.
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where can a girl put in some work hours, unsticking seatposts, truing wheels, fixing flats, etc. to earn herself a small sense of humor?
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Too bad it's intelligence.
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I'm surprised no one tried playing that card when people were going around trying to convince people helmets were dangerous. At least in that instance, I can see where bad advance can actually get someone injured or killed. So much for the intelligence of that one.

Anyway, if you'd read the other post, try recycle-a-bike near main street at DUMBO. They have a program to that teaches kids how to fix and repair bikes and they'll let you choose a bike, repair it, and keep it.
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Too bad it's intelligence.
you're right.

But really, the post that started this belongs in the Boys Under 12 Forum. Grow up already.
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you're right.

But really, the post that started this belongs in the Boys Under 12 Forum. Grow up already.
this is why there is a women´s only forum so you can escape from such coarse and shocking posts from the likes of Slvoid
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That's in ohio though, she's in NYC.
Is there something like that here?
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this is why there is a women´s only forum so you can escape from such coarse and shocking posts from the likes of Slvoid
So maybe I'm not the most articulate or charming guy around here...
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I see nothing wrong with slvoid's post pre-edit. He never said what, exactly, the personal favors were. It's up to the reader to interpret it, or to contact him and ask what they are, specifically. Your own dirty thoughts are what made his post offensive.
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I see nothing wrong with slvoid's post pre-edit. He never said what, exactly, the personal favors were. It's up to the reader to interpret it, or to contact him and ask what they are, specifically. Your own dirty thoughts are what made his post offensive.
Yeah, i agree. You people are too touchie.
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The message is loud and clear. Over-and-out.
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The message is loud and clear. Over-and-out.
Ok, so from now on, whenever anyone even remotely presumes that anything made in china is even remotely inferior I will get offended. Also, the moment anyone gets injuried over advice given on bike mechanics, they will leverage a full on lawsuit. Also, unless a message is explicit in its intention, no more assuming and guessing what someone is actually trying to say, it has to be "loud and clear" ok.
Now let's all be good and be completely political correct (which means the next time someone mentions "made in china" with any perceived negative subject, I will be very very offended). In fact, let's stop talking about this all together and get back to the rest of us who are actually providing advice on helping this girl get a bike.
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