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Forum: Northeast 03-18-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By smr260
Thanks for the reply. I have read all about...

Thanks for the reply.

I have read all about the process on the NYDOT website - what I was wondering was if anybody has actually gone through this process, which forces buildings to come up with an...
Forum: Northeast 03-18-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By smr260
NYC Bikes in Buildings

Now that spring is here, I was planning on getting back to commuting by bike to work and wanted to hear any and all experiences with the new law. Has anybody gone through the NYCDOT process of...
Forum: Northeast 07-09-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,133
Posted By smr260
I work in the area, and the explosion of bike...

I work in the area, and the explosion of bike rental places (they cater to tourists looking to ride in Central Park) has made it almost impossible to find a rack to lock up my bike when commuting. ...
Forum: Northeast 10-02-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,922
Posted By smr260
I usually just ride around the block instead of...

I usually just ride around the block instead of going the wrong way down a one way. I mean, is one extra block that big a deal? It's almost a pedestrian's mentality to go slowly down a one way...
Forum: Northeast 10-01-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By smr260
Does anybody know if you can bring your bike on...

Does anybody know if you can bring your bike on the ferry to Governor's Island? My girlfriend is under the impression that you can only rent them on the island.
Forum: Northeast 09-23-08, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,922
Posted By smr260
Seems like a good idea actually...

Seems like a good idea actually...
Forum: Northeast 09-22-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,922
Posted By smr260
I live on Wyckoff and was thinking the same...

I live on Wyckoff and was thinking the same thing. I think lots of new bike riders have yet to pick up a free copy of the NYC Bike Map, which shows all the lanes. They might not have ever rode a...
Forum: Northeast 09-22-08, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,922
Posted By smr260
Riding the wrong way in the bike lane

I noticed this happening more this year (in NYC) than ever before, and I thought I'd start a thread about it after reading over the "ticket for riding on the sidewalk" thread. I suppose it's a good...
Forum: Northeast 08-21-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By smr260
Also re: Bicycle Habitat - if you join...

Also re: Bicycle Habitat - if you join Transportation Alternatives you get a $30 discount there on Kryptonite Locks. Unfortunately, they jack their price for the NY chain lock up to $130 to...
Forum: Northeast 08-19-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By smr260
Thanks for all of your input - I'm probably going...

Thanks for all of your input - I'm probably going to go to the LBS and see if they have a spare Fahgettaboudit U-lock, and if they will let me try and fit it on a Specialized seat post. As you can...
Forum: Northeast 08-18-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By smr260
Yeah I'd rather not drag the chain around. But...

Yeah I'd rather not drag the chain around. But then again, I'd rather hang onto my bike...
Forum: Northeast 08-18-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By smr260
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U-lock with NYC Bike Racks

I know this is a narrow questions, but do any NYC riders out there use this lock? I haven't seen one anywhere (not for want of looking). I would like to get one but am not sure if you can lock the...
Forum: Northeast 08-08-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By smr260
I really think this has a chance to be something...

I really think this has a chance to be something big if lots of people show up on each of the next three Saturdays and it gets the attention of the press and people who see a big crowd.
Forum: Commuting 07-18-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By smr260
The tear in the tube was too big to patch...it...

The tear in the tube was too big to patch...it was a large pinch from going over a pothole, I think.
Forum: Commuting 07-18-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By smr260
Interesting Blowout Story

I'd thought I'd post this tire blowout tale here as a Friday diversion. Maybe somebody else has had a similar experience.

Anyway, I left work (NYC) at about 6:30 on my bike, heading down from...
Forum: Northeast 05-28-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,221
Posted By smr260
http://www.sbrshop.com/ They have a tank in...

http://www.sbrshop.com/

They have a tank in the store where you can try the suits on.
Forum: Northeast 05-21-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,331
Posted By smr260
FYI for anybody who is curious about parking...

FYI for anybody who is curious about parking garages in Midtown...Transportation Alternatives has a list of garages on their website. Most of them charge car rates (ie. $37 per day, etc.). ...
Forum: Northeast 04-22-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 22,386
Posted By smr260
Brooklyn member here, currently riding a...

Brooklyn member here, currently riding a patchwork circa 1986 Quintana Roo outfitted for commuting (I am looking to get rid of it by the way).
Forum: Northeast 04-18-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,812
Posted By smr260
I currently live in Jersey City, but am returning...

I currently live in Jersey City, but am returning to Brooklyn in one week.
Forum: Commuting 01-22-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By smr260
I grew up in Winchester! There are probably...

I grew up in Winchester!

There are probably a number of different routes to take and you will probably have to figure out what you like best by taking a couple rides back and forth. You are right...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-06, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By smr260
I have bar end Shimano shifters - what would you...

I have bar end Shimano shifters - what would you recommend? (Since they are not Dura Ace compatible). I've been using them with a Suntour derailleur...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-29-06, 06:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,489
Posted By smr260
I paid $50 for a large Gitane that was cursed. I...

I paid $50 for a large Gitane that was cursed. I would fix one thing, something else would snap. I got flats on each wheel two rides in a row. So, it sat outside in the winter weather for nearly a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-27-06, 09:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 907
Posted By smr260
Speaking of this, I just removed my bent front...

Speaking of this, I just removed my bent front derailleur and shifter cable and am going to leave it off since I've never once used the outer (in NYC). Is there anything wrong with this? Is my...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-27-06, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 301
Posted By smr260
I have to do some minor repairs and stuff, looks...

I have to do some minor repairs and stuff, looks like a good week to get it done and lay off for a bit. Bad vibes...I usually take the path on the westside home from work.
Forum: Commuting 04-18-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 660
Posted By smr260
Thanks for all the replies, especially mihlbach. ...

Thanks for all the replies, especially mihlbach. I think you just have to get used to it. I already am, actually. This morning (4th day of riding to work) I was much more inclined to get into...
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