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Forum: Northeast 07-11-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 32,454
Posted By wilfried
This is sad and unfortunate. It's nevertheless...

This is sad and unfortunate. It's nevertheless remarkable that is the first bike share fatality ever in the United States. New York has had no fatalities, after close to 30,000,000 rides. Bike share...
Forum: Commuting 07-11-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By wilfried
OMG, you just triggered PTSD. Back in the day, I...

OMG, you just triggered PTSD. Back in the day, I lived on Ave. D in Manhattan, back before it gentrified, and white folks feared to tread. The Mr. Softee truck would park across the street, and play...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-09-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 562
Posted By wilfried
An annual membership in Seattle is just $7.95 a...

An annual membership in Seattle is just $7.95 a month (I presume you have to commit for a whole year?), or $85 for the year if you pay up front. It would be well worth it if you used it just a few...
Forum: Northeast 07-06-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 32,454
Posted By wilfried
The East Village is pretty much ground zero of...

The East Village is pretty much ground zero of cycling in Manhattan. Wide swaths of it are devoid of bikes during the day, and dock blocked at night.
Forum: Northeast 07-06-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 32,454
Posted By wilfried
Summer Valet Schedule ? Citi Bike | Blog...

Summer Valet Schedule ? Citi Bike | Blog (http://citibikeblog.tumblr.com/post/145722645387/summer-valet-schedule)

Locations show up as giant stations on the Citi Bike app. I have yet to try it.
Forum: Commuting 07-05-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By wilfried
Could someone please share the address of this...

Could someone please share the address of this mysterious blog? I'd be interested to have a look.
Forum: Northeast 07-05-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By wilfried
They seem to have closed their space on the Lower...

They seem to have closed their space on the Lower East Side. :( It's where I learned some of my basic wrenching skills. And it was conveniently located a block and a half from my apartment. It was...
Forum: Northeast 07-02-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,364
Posted By wilfried
FYI, Bolt Bus is owned by Greyhound. They...

FYI, Bolt Bus is owned by Greyhound.

They save money by stopping on the street, rather than at a bus depot, and they do all their ticketing online, rather than at a ticket window. They used to...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-02-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By wilfried
I configured a custom bike yesterday, and it...

I configured a custom bike yesterday, and it showed up in the cart with the 10% discount. Today, the discount disappeared. I called them, and they said the discount was for in stock bikes only; they...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-02-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,834
Posted By wilfried
I've ridden the Tern up to 80+ miles in a day. I...

I've ridden the Tern up to 80+ miles in a day. I don't know how it would do with fully loaded touring, but I carried enough stuff for a weekend away (sleeping indoors, not camping, a pannier and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-01-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By wilfried
I think that's the best price you're likely to...

I think that's the best price you're likely to find, from an authorized dealer at least. Brompton keeps a tight reign on prices (kind of like Apple).
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-01-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By wilfried
Bromptons sets US prices in dollars, so short...

Bromptons sets US prices in dollars, so short term currency fluctuations won't change anything. Brompton would have to lower their US dollar pricing.

I believe Brompton forbids UK dealers from...
Forum: Commuting 07-01-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By wilfried
And stop in at the Indian Road Cafe right before...

And stop in at the Indian Road Cafe right before the park. Nice place, and just about the northernmost address in Manhattan. That's where I go every Wed. for trivia night.
Forum: Commuting 06-30-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By wilfried
Oops, I missed noglider's reply before I posted....

Oops, I missed noglider's reply before I posted. What he said.

Oh, and yes, the paths in the park are rideable.
Forum: Commuting 06-30-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By wilfried
I didn't mean to discourage you at all; since you...

I didn't mean to discourage you at all; since you asked, I though I'd offer some information. I've ridden that route a number of times, and riding through the park can be pleasant, if hilly, and...
Forum: Commuting 06-30-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By wilfried
If you're taking the Greenway north, yes, there's...

If you're taking the Greenway north, yes, there's a set of stairs that you have go down just south of Dyckman. The steps are long and shallow. There are ground level "banisters" on either side, and...
Forum: Northeast 06-27-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 32,454
Posted By wilfried
Bike share was made for Pride Day. I rode 13...

Bike share was made for Pride Day. I rode 13 miles yesterday, just getting around town. First, I rode to church from the Lower East Side to the West Village. From there, rode up to E. 41st St. Tried,...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-20-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By wilfried
I got one when it was on Kickstarter. It's...

I got one when it was on Kickstarter. It's certainly nice, and works well. It has a nice, loud ring, and it's easy to modulate the volume. But even for a $35 Kickstarter pledge, the price is...
Forum: Commuting 06-20-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,241
Posted By wilfried
How déclassé. All the hip kids are using these: ...

How déclassé. All the hip kids are using these:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/175222880/banana-holder-brown
Forum: Northeast 06-20-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 32,454
Posted By wilfried
Now I wish I had taken a picture. Hand on heart,...

Now I wish I had taken a picture. Hand on heart, I saw it, and rode it. No, it wasn't a busted Sturmey Archer. I guess they put out a few test bikes. I can't see them becoming standard either, due to...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-13-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,906
Posted By wilfried
This shows just how space efficient bikes are, or...

This shows just how space efficient bikes are, or inefficient cars are. Want to ease congestion or demand for parking spaces? Get more people on bikes!

10 Bikes Take Up the Space of 1 Car in...
Forum: Northeast 05-22-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 32,454
Posted By wilfried
Citi Bike seems to be trying a new sort of gear...

Citi Bike seems to be trying a new sort of gear hub. I rode one of the "new" style bikes today, and it the hand grips and grip shifter were different. At first I thought it was busted, because when...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-30-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By wilfried
What do you mean by "on the bias?" Thanks...

What do you mean by "on the bias?"

Thanks for the tips.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-30-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By wilfried
Small Gash in Tire

I got a rear flat today, and when I fixed it, I found a big chunk of glass inside the tire. There was another chuck wedged in the carcass, that had pushed all the way through the tread, and left a...
Forum: Northeast 04-25-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,382
Posted By wilfried
For me it's a bucket list thing, but just as the...

For me it's a bucket list thing, but just as the only chance to ride the Verrazano (and maybe the BQE). I suspect that for me it would be a do-once sort of thing. Except for the restricted bits, I've...
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