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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-18-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By TXChick
"Vigilante" Gluing Bike Locks in Brooklyn

“If I get the right people together, we will go down Bedford Avenue at 4 am and inject every bike lock on the strip with Krazy Glue,” said the vigilante, whom we’re calling “The Bike Crusader.”
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-18-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By TXChick
This is my husband's question as well. We are...

This is my husband's question as well. We are intentionally watching each night so that we see if there's a progression from negative to positive. Or not.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-17-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By TXChick
I have seen some drivers do some very crazy...

I have seen some drivers do some very crazy things--and frankly, I'm surprised there isn't an accident every ten feet.

I've also seen cyclists do some very crazy things--things that really...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-16-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By TXChick
CBS New York - Series on "Bike Bedlam"

WCBS is doing a week-long series they're calling "Bike Bedlam." Here is a link to the first script:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/08/16/bike-bedlam-are-nyc-bicyclists-out-of-control/
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Forum: Folding Bikes 08-14-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By TXChick
Where do you keep your stuff?

I'm new to folding bikes--I have a Downtube Nova--and I'm trying to decide where to keep my stuff. I commuted on a hybrid for many years and had tools and accessories in bags on the bike or attached...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-17-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,653
Posted By TXChick
Don't get me started on the ways children are...

Don't get me started on the ways children are coddled by parents these days. I was on my bike from sun-up to sundown all through my childhood and teen years, with NO CELL PHONE. Not only did I...
Forum: Commuting 09-06-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,661
Posted By TXChick
My Road ID has my husband's cell phone, my mom's...

My Road ID has my husband's cell phone, my mom's cell phone, my blood type and drug allergies.
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-31-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,603
Posted By TXChick
STARTING OVER I don't know that much about...

STARTING OVER

I don't know that much about folding bikes (although more now than I did at the beginning) and never gave them much consideration until now. I would like to buy one.

1) I...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-31-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,603
Posted By TXChick
How do you expect me to get it up and down three...

How do you expect me to get it up and down three flights of stairs and into and out of the subway.

It appears I just don't have the money to play in this folder. Forget I asked. edwong3--thank...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-31-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,603
Posted By TXChick
A video of a guy rolling a 20" bike was what...

A video of a guy rolling a 20" bike was what convinced me to go with something smaller. And don't worry, I wouldn't think of bothering anyone.
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-30-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,603
Posted By TXChick
I haven't bought anything yet. I'm not going to...

I haven't bought anything yet. I'm not going to go with a 20" bike. After watching numerous videos online with people folding and carrying the 20" models, I'm just not going to do that. I'm short...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-29-09, 09:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,603
Posted By TXChick
After reading a few hundred posts here (not...

After reading a few hundred posts here (not kidding), I think I'm going to go with the Citizen Tokyo for a starter folder. I'm going to sleep on it.
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-29-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,603
Posted By TXChick
Thanks, guys! Hadn't heard of the Downtube, so...

Thanks, guys! Hadn't heard of the Downtube, so I'll check those out.

I commute eight miles each way via public trans. I'm looking for a bike that I can ride in case the trains aren't running, or...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-28-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,603
Posted By TXChick
Must have a folding bike! Know nothing about them!

I've decided I must have a folding bike. I recently moved halfway across the country into a tiny apartment and the big bikes had to be left behind. We literally have no where to store a full-sized...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-09-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,998
Posted By TXChick
Same in Texas. And I also agree with Machka....

Same in Texas.

And I also agree with Machka. I'll be the first to admit that I roll through stop signs and ride on whatever part of the street I want when I'm in a residential area with no...
Forum: BMX 06-07-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By TXChick
That's a cool bike. I hope the rust isn't...

That's a cool bike. I hope the rust isn't holding it together. :p
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-07-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,346
Posted By TXChick
It sort of reminds me of all the overweight...

It sort of reminds me of all the overweight people at my work. The stairs are right next to the elevator. (And we're only on the second floor!) At 5:00, most of the overweight people are lined up...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-07-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By TXChick
I don't know if this is helpful or not, but a...

I don't know if this is helpful or not, but a co-worker tore his ACL back in January while playing basketball. He wore a contraption on his knee for about four months--a metal brace thing that was...
Forum: Commuting 06-06-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,151
Posted By TXChick
I would like to say that if you are a new cyclist...

I would like to say that if you are a new cyclist and you are intimidated by your LBS, please don't be! Just go in and look around. I think there is the wrong idea perpetuated that an LBS only...
Forum: Commuting 06-05-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,151
Posted By TXChick
I commuted for years on a Wal-Mart bike. ...

I commuted for years on a Wal-Mart bike. HOWEVER...I basically ended up replacing nearly every part on it. I, personally, have no problem with anyone riding any sort of bike. I think any amount...
Forum: Commuting 06-04-08, 07:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,279
Posted By TXChick
One of my co-workers began bike commuting this...

One of my co-workers began bike commuting this week. After the initial thrill wore off (for me), I asked her if she had any problems or questions. I am familiar with her route and there are a...
Forum: Commuting 06-04-08, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,243
Posted By TXChick
Believe it or not, I found a replacement chain...

Believe it or not, I found a replacement chain and chain tool at Wal-Mart. I figured they were both cheap enough to experiment with on the beater bike, and I had very good success!

Before I...
Forum: Commuting 06-03-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By TXChick
What kind of saddle do you have? Maybe you just...

What kind of saddle do you have? Maybe you just need to switch it out.

I like my legs totally extended, but I also like the saddle pointing up a bit. There's no harm in experimenting to see what...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-03-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,828
Posted By TXChick
According to the second link posted above, there...

According to the second link posted above, there is no ordinance prohibiting the chaining of a bike to a lamppost in Grand Rapids, MI. In fact, it says this:

I think you should print out the...
Forum: Commuting 06-03-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,541
Posted By TXChick
Maybe they're skeert...

Maybe they're skeert...
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