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    The quieter you become... Falkon's Avatar
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    New Years in NYC - rent a bike?

    I should be up there this year. Any places I could rent a decent fixed gear road bike? Should I even attempt to ride considering I do NOT live in a huge city?
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    doubt you can rent a fix (although the day probably isn't far off). def ride in nyc - it's the best way to experience all of the many facets of the city.

    it'll be a bit ****in cold though

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    Put a hat on...jeez

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    shove a sock in it, you!

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    Not sure about rentals, but you should for sure ride. It's not as tough as everyone makes it out to be.

    Actually, I think that Metro bicycles (there's one on 14th between 1st and 2nd) might rent bikes, but they'd probably be cruisers or whatever.
    You're not punk, and I'm telling everyone.

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    Just bring up a POS ghetto rig...leave it when you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
    Just bring up a POS ghetto rig...leave it when you go.
    or donate it to the many co-ops and non-profits that would benefit from such actions. Perhaps
    www.times-up.org

    you could possibly swing by there and buy a bike for the week, then return it before you leave.
    Carries suspicious allegiance to Brooklyn Machine Works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    or donate it to the many co-ops and non-profits that would benefit from such actions. Perhaps
    www.times-up.org

    you could possibly swing by there and buy a bike for the week, then return it before you leave.
    even better...no wonder NYC is so much better than Pittsburgh
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    What size bike you need?
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    52 - 54 cm is what I do. I just wanna go with fixed so I don't have to worry about some ******* stealing a rear derailleur and me having to fork it out. That or shove extra ultegras in my pocket? I'll have to see whether or not I'll have time - I can give you my number. How much to rent?
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    You can rent from me. If I have the Cinelli still here.

    S/F,
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
    even better...no wonder NYC is so much better than Pittsburgh
    Dude, we've got Free Ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon
    52 - 54 cm is what I do. I just wanna go with fixed so I don't have to worry about some ******* stealing a rear derailleur and me having to fork it out. That or shove extra ultegras in my pocket? I'll have to see whether or not I'll have time - I can give you my number. How much to rent?
    I have no plans to charge you; we can work out the details over PM. If you are cool with a conversion, I have one that should fit you just right. PM me your info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon
    I just wanna go with fixed so I don't have to worry about some ******* stealing a rear derailleur and me having to fork it out.
    The thieves in NYC are so hard they just steal your rear derailleur, and leave the rest there. Absolutely.
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    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    That's what a guy was complaining about in the commuting forum. He locked his bike up well, wheels and all, and someone just stole his derailleur. WTF over
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    That is hilarious. I'm sorry, bike thievery sucks and all, but just taking the rear derailleur is the most hilarious thing I've ever heard of. Especially because it's damn hard to do without breaking the chain as well.
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    Actually - Times-Up runs a New Years Eve ride through Central Park down through Times Square. Keep that link handy and watch the calendar as it gets closer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroplane
    That is hilarious. I'm sorry, bike thievery sucks and all, but just taking the rear derailleur is the most hilarious thing I've ever heard of. Especially because it's damn hard to do without breaking the chain as well.
    We get people coming in all the time with missing brake pads. One lady even had her rear tube...JUST her rear tube... stolen from her locked bike. Some guy in the East Village goes around on rampages stealing just left grips and handlebar tape.


    The times-up New Year's ride has been voted the third "best free thing to do for New Year's in NYC" by some schmanzy NY magazine...second only to Times Square and rolling bums for crack.
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    we'll see about it. Really, it'll depend on plans and what kind of shape I'm in when it rolls around.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    i think ben and i will probably be there for NYE. alleykitten II: the revenge?

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    works for me, if I can keep up. I just converted my commuter to fixed and wish that I could bring it, but alas my friend would probably pissed if I showed up with a huge bike case to shove into his car with two other people. I have been offered a nice fixie to ride around for the weekend up there. This is gonna kick ass.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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