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  1. Thread: Polar Vortex

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    It's been remarkably cool and dry most of the...

    It's been remarkably cool and dry most of the time this summer in NYC. Just this morning they reported on the news that it's in fact an average summer, with average temps a degree or two above the...
  2. In related news, a pedestrian was killed by a...

    In related news, a pedestrian was killed by a cyclist for the first time since 2009 in NYC, also in Central Park. He was 75, and as turns out, an active member of the NYCC.

    Irving Schachter...
  3. How was it difficult to work on 10 speed chains?...

    How was it difficult to work on 10 speed chains? Was the Topeak better?

    I discovered this, which is supposed to work on single speed and multi-speed:

    TopeakŪ - Universal Chain Tool

    Does...
  4. Chain Tool for Single Speed and 10 Speed Chain

    I'm a noob slowly accumulating tools. I've replace my chain using a multitool, but now I think I'm ready for a proper chain tool. This seems like a simple matter, however... I have a bike with an...
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    I could have a lot to say, but I'll start with...

    I could have a lot to say, but I'll start with these bits:



    I ride this weekly to get up to Inwood, usually going north, and it's not at all a problem, and the Harlem River Drive is one of my...
  6. I was told that to add a rack to a Brompton, you...

    I was told that to add a rack to a Brompton, you have to change the fender; the attachment is different. This is why it's more expensive to add a rack to an L bike after the fact rather than have it...
  7. I just thought I'd report that I installed the...

    I just thought I'd report that I installed the Kool Stop Mountains on my bike. They fit my 20" rims just about perfectly, though there isn't much room for error. The curve look like it was designed...
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    Having recently landed in the emergency room, and...

    Having recently landed in the emergency room, and given the number of times I was asked, "Were you wearing a helmet?" (even though it wasn't particularly relevant to anything they were doing at the...
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    Looking back at this thread, I just thought I'd...

    Looking back at this thread, I just thought I'd mention that I went on the Northern Blvd. path again last week, and someone had done something about the poison ivy bush. There's still some poison ivy...
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    Oy gott. Just as I was getting around to making...

    Oy gott. Just as I was getting around to making plans to take this trip, perhaps next weekend, a LIRR strike looms. I'd want at least the option of making this a one way trip, and have the train to...
  11. I wish I had run into this thread a few days ago...

    I wish I had run into this thread a few days ago when I ordered from Amazon. I ordered the Kool Stop "Mountain" pads. I guess those won't work for V-brakes and 20" wheels?
  12. For the record, by all accounts, Sturmey Archer...

    For the record, by all accounts, Sturmey Archer hubs now produced in Taiwan are far higher quality than the ones produced in Nottingham after the '60s. They had to junk the machinery they bought and...
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    I took Uber for the first time last weekend in...

    I took Uber for the first time last weekend in Philadelphia. Someone else hailed it. He clicked once or twice on his iPhone, and it told him the car would be there in four minutes, specifying what...
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    Yeah, New Hope seemed like a supremely uptight...

    Yeah, New Hope seemed like a supremely uptight sort of place. I was just passing through, and stopped for an (overpriced) lunch; the whole tourist mob scene didn't appeal.

    I actually found Trenton...
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    I can't report on River Road, because I ended up...

    I can't report on River Road, because I ended up taking the path on the NJ side. As it worked out, it seemed like the path of least resistance. It was fine, though I still don't really like dirt. It...
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    Clicking and Grinding in Rear Wheel

    I'm a relative noob to bikes. I posted in the Folding Bikes forum, but I thought someone here might have some insight, so I hope this doesn't count as an annoying double post.

    I just got a new...
  17. I took the wheel out, and off the skewer, so it's...

    I took the wheel out, and off the skewer, so it's not that. I spun the wheel in my hands, and it made grinding noises and grabbed; it didn't spin smoothly. The bike tipped over sideways, so it didn't...
  18. Tern Verge Kinetix Comp Rear Wheel Grinding

    So I got myself a brand new Tern Verge P20 (I was going to post about it, but haven't gotten around to it yet). I brought the bike to Philadelphia for the holiday weekend. On the train, it got...
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    I don't see the point. And this is speaking as...

    I don't see the point. And this is speaking as someone who hasn't been behind the wheel since Jan. 21st, 2009.

    I got my licence when I was 18, a couple years later than most because I went to...
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    Thanks for the input. I think I'd rather ride on...

    Thanks for the input. I think I'd rather ride on paved roads, unless there's a reason not to take River Road on the PA side.

    Since no one has told me I'm crazy, I'll go ahead and try the route.
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    New Hope to Trenton?

    On Sunday, July 4th weekend, I'm planning to ride from Philadelphia to the Trenton Transit Center via New Hope. This is the New Hope leg I've mapped out:

    New Hope to Trenton - A bike ride in New...
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    Thanks! That was really helpful. Some masterful...

    Thanks! That was really helpful. Some masterful Googling found me these instructions for taking apart the pump:

    Installing Floor Pumps O-Rings - Lezyne

    I couldn't get the tube off the base, but...
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    I'm a little disappointed with my Lezyne floor...

    I'm a little disappointed with my Lezyne floor pump. I quite liked it when I first got it. However, now often when I try to pump, the handle drops all the way to the bottom with no resistance and...
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    That's a cool looking bike. I'd happily ride it....

    That's a cool looking bike. I'd happily ride it. Alas, it's probably too big for my needs. I also had a look at the Xootr Swift, but that also seemed to big and awkward.
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    Thanks for your reply. I see you have a Link Uno....

    Thanks for your reply. I see you have a Link Uno. Have you tried a Verge? I wonder what the differences are between the Verge and Link lines. I gather the Verge is supposed to be lighter, stiffer,...
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