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Forum: Commuting 07-28-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 301
Posted By zacster
Today it would have been about one block. I was...

Today it would have been about one block. I was sweating just walking down the steps from my house. Took the subway, maybe later I'll ride home on a Citibike.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-24-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,945
Posted By zacster
In the time since this thread was last posted to,...

In the time since this thread was last posted to, I bought a Shimano dynamo hub. No complaints at all. I built the wheel myself, used a strain gauge, and haven't had to adjust the wheel ever. I...
Forum: Northeast 07-24-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By zacster
is that the one with the e on the ground? I've...

is that the one with the e on the ground? I've been seeing these for years and never knew what it was about.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-23-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By zacster
Is the Shiftmate still available? I thought I...

Is the Shiftmate still available? I thought I heard that the manufacturer gave up, or maybe died? In any case, some people loved it because you could swap it in or out, and it worked.

When I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By zacster
I once tried a Shimano cassette with my Campy 10s...

I once tried a Shimano cassette with my Campy 10s bike and it didn't work well. Just stick with all Campy. I think SR and Shimano have the same spacing.

Also, I have another bike that has...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,261
Posted By zacster
There's more to cycling than riding fast... ;)

There's more to cycling than riding fast... ;)
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,262
Posted By zacster
My commute is exactly 10 miles each way and I do...

My commute is exactly 10 miles each way and I do it once/twice a week. I don't think I'd want to go much further, although if it were any longer I'd switch to a road bike. I'm a fair weather rider...
Forum: Northeast 07-11-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By zacster
I rode the west side yesterday and was noticing...

I rode the west side yesterday and was noticing that I CAN see the river almost the entire length, with a few exceptions. Chelsea piers blocks the view for a long stretch, and the cruise terminal...
Forum: Northeast 07-09-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By zacster
Nasty looking toe. I rode the B108 to B126...

Nasty looking toe.

I rode the B108 to B126 piece on Sunday. I didn't realize it was that new. Some of the other parts looked new too.

On the side furthest from the beach, there are bike...
Forum: Northeast 07-09-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By zacster
You can't see the forest for the trees, literally.

You can't see the forest for the trees, literally.
Forum: Northeast 07-07-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,593
Posted By zacster
How hard a ride is that? What's the grade,...

How hard a ride is that? What's the grade, elevation and distance?
Forum: Northeast 07-07-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By zacster
The wood section is not nearly as decrepit as it...

The wood section is not nearly as decrepit as it once was. But I'm expecting that it will be replaced too with the Sandy money.
Forum: Great Lakes 07-05-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By zacster
I've always wanted to do this ride, but alas,...

I've always wanted to do this ride, but alas, I'll be working. :( This seems to happen on a daily basis and gets in the way of riding.
Forum: Northeast 07-05-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By zacster
I guess I still don't understand why you think...

I guess I still don't understand why you think the Hudson Greenway isn't by the river. Except for a few portions it is either directly adjacent or up above as it is past the GWB going north. Either...
Forum: Northeast 07-05-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By zacster
I did my 40 mile beach loop ride on Sunday, then...

I did my 40 mile beach loop ride on Sunday, then rode to Riis on Monday with my wife. The boardwalk in Rockaway is now rideable from B. 8th St. all the way to B. 126th, and then on the streets to...
Forum: Northeast 05-08-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By zacster
I notice a definite change in ride quality when I...

I notice a definite change in ride quality when I put new tires on, even when replacing like for like. I tried climbing a big mountain in Gatorskins and wished I had GP4000s on instead, but I also...
Forum: Northeast 05-07-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By zacster
I have gatorskins on my commuter bike, but always...

I have gatorskins on my commuter bike, but always put GP4000s on my road bike. I bought a bunch of them on sale one time and still have a pair.
Forum: Northeast 05-07-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By zacster
It can be a fun ride, and the whole thing about...

It can be a fun ride, and the whole thing about the walking is grossly overstated. Yes there are a few bottlenecks, but it isn't nearly as bad as they make it sound.

I skipped it this year but...
Forum: Northeast 05-02-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,384
Posted By zacster
I'm glad you all enjoyed the ride in the rain. ...

I'm glad you all enjoyed the ride in the rain. Been there, done that. I was with my daughter on the ride a number of years ago and it started to rain lightly by CP, at Astoria it was still OK, but...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-22-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 29,829
Posted By zacster
As I also ride in NYC, I can say that my CYO...

As I also ride in NYC, I can say that my CYO premium is barely visible against the city light. It is only when I go to the one dark place in Prospect Park that I can see how bright this thing is. I...
Forum: Commuting 04-07-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,576
Posted By zacster
Never used them, never felt I needed them. ...

Never used them, never felt I needed them. Inflate your tires properly before each ride, replace tires before they wear thin, and watch for potholes.

Gatorskins help too, but I only use them on...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-04-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By zacster
I don't find the drag to be imperceptible from my...

I don't find the drag to be imperceptible from my hub. I can definitely feel the difference. It doesn't feel like I'm dragging 50 pounds of dead weight, more like a 2-5% increase in drag. I've...
Forum: Northeast 04-02-16, 05:39 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 32,504
Posted By zacster
Near my office there are 2 racks, one is almost...

Near my office there are 2 racks, one is almost always near empty at 5pm, the other almost always full, but to get to the full one I go by the empty one. This works out pretty well. I'm usually...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-28-16, 01:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,866
Posted By zacster
In Manhattan? Yes. I don't go screamin' down...

In Manhattan? Yes. I don't go screamin' down any streets anymore, it just isn't worth it. Too many lights. So tell me how you don't see a lawn mower sized pothole? What's a lawn? This is NYC,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-27-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,866
Posted By zacster
I ride in NYC and don't have a problem with my...

I ride in NYC and don't have a problem with my wheels. I'm careful about where I ride, take it easy over bumps and try to avoid potholes. The wheels I built myself for commuting are still round and...
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