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    Thanks! I will check them out when I get there!

    Thanks! I will check them out when I get there!
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    In Blacksburg VA for three weeks

    I'll be singing at the Vocal Arts and Music Festival in Blacksburg from June 2nd till 22nd, staying on the Virginia Tech campus. I don't know how much downtime I'll have, but I know I'll go crazy if...
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    If UCI compliance is really an issue, and your...

    If UCI compliance is really an issue, and your landlord likely won't have an issue with you keeping a bike in your apartment, what exactly is the reason why you can't use a full-size non-folding...
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    Agreed about Broadway Bicycle School being a...

    Agreed about Broadway Bicycle School being a great place. They can certainly order anything from QBP, but since they definitely don't stock a selection of tri bikes, they might not have what the OP...
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    Consider that the person you want to go to for...

    Consider that the person you want to go to for fittings may not be affiliated with the same shop you wish to buy bikes at. Here's some specific bike fitter recommendations: ...
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    I bought the Nashbar Bike Transport Bag: ...

    I bought the Nashbar Bike Transport Bag: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_174818_-1_201521_10000_200440
    It's basically just a giant messenger bag, and made of cloth, so it might not...
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    The rear spacing is 130, not 135. Fits a...

    The rear spacing is 130, not 135. Fits a standard modern road hub or 90's mountain hub, not a modern mountain hub. It's Cr-Mo, though, so you can cold-set spread it. I can confirm that the seatpost...
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    Smallwheeler, $499 starting to $650 buy-it-now,...

    Smallwheeler, $499 starting to $650 buy-it-now, plus $150 shipping = $649-$800, seems way too expensive -- unless you're looking at this purely as a collector's item and are having a hard time...
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    Hi Rick, I was probably the person you were...

    Hi Rick,

    I was probably the person you were thinking about who was talking about the quick-release threadless stem, and then bhkyte mentioned threadless headset. You are correct that the Marlboro...
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    Yet another brilliant Halloween Bike Ride costume...

    Yet another brilliant Halloween Bike Ride costume that I will have to use one of these days if I can ever manage to be free the night of the ride. (Have an opera gig at Oberon in Harvard Square on...
  11. I think I may be able to head over there...

    I think I may be able to head over there tomorrow! I'll give a shout to the lady you PM'd me about.
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    If you're near JP, I'd say Community Spoke offers...

    If you're near JP, I'd say Community Spoke offers the best combination of facilities, availability, expertise, and no barrier to entry.
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    As welshterrier2 mentioned above, Bikes Not Bombs...

    As welshterrier2 mentioned above, Bikes Not Bombs is a great place. They do great charitable work which you can volunteer for, and all profits from their full-service bike shop go to supporting that...
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    Was sweep for BikeForLife today....

    Was sweep for BikeForLife today. http://www.livablestreets.info/event/bike4life . Would have been a lovely ride if not for the constant rain. At least it gave me an excuse to finish building up the...
  15. I will happily do this in exchange for lunch next...

    I will happily do this in exchange for lunch next time I'm in LA or wherever it is you live now (or next time you're in Boston.). Send me the details to pocky at MIT dot edu.
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    Sticky: Little Red

    I finally finished Little Red yesterday. My wife wanted a folder so she can take the bus and subway one way of her 15 mile commute if she gets cold and/or tired. So this was my solution.

    I found...
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    I finally finished Little Red yesterday. My wife...

    I finally finished Little Red yesterday. My wife wanted a folder so she can take the bus and subway one way of her 15mi commute if she gets cold and/or tired. So this was my solution.

    I found the...
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    Yeah, that thread was really frustrating me...

    Yeah, that thread was really frustrating me -- people were being so furious at Master Lock without having any evidence at all that it was actually Bic-able.


    The inside of the links is really...
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    Print yourself a copy of the Boston Bike Map from...

    Print yourself a copy of the Boston Bike Map from http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/bike%20map_tcm3-14074.pdf , or better yet, get a nice shiny fold-out one mailed to you for free by...
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    Was looking at the Master online and couldn't...

    Was looking at the Master online and couldn't find much info on them other than this thread and the ones from the Great BiC Scandal of '04, primarily at...
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    Does anyone know of plans for a ghost bike...

    Does anyone know of plans for a ghost bike installation? I imagine not for a while, since the scene is still a mess right now and the police are still investigating...
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    I just snagged one from the basement of...

    I just snagged one from the basement of Neighborhood Bike Works's Bikery in South Philadelphia. The wife has been wanting a folder for a while in order to have the option to take the bus for the...
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    So, shortly after you made this suggestion, I...

    So, shortly after you made this suggestion, I raised the seat on the Kona about two inches. Immediately felt the *back* side of that same knee hurt. I figured this was a good indicator that this was...
  24. I'd suggest trying community bike co-op shops...

    I'd suggest trying community bike co-op shops such as Recycle-A-Bicycle .

    Also, I'm not sure why Long Island Craigslist doesn't seem practical to you. A quick search just revealed this...
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    My friend rides a 144-spoke 26" front wheel on...

    My friend rides a 144-spoke 26" front wheel on his drum bike (the one on the left at 1:23):

    http://www.beachbikeoutlet.com/images/med_144%20Spoke%20Chrome%20Wheel%20set%2026%20in.jpg
    Now that is...
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