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12-28-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,116
Posted By ratdog

Badzilla, In NYC area? If so, I may be able...

Badzilla,

In NYC area? If so, I may be able to get access to a cutter to do the job. It is Christmas....
10-02-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By ratdog

If you want to check the deviation in the rim...

If you want to check the deviation in the rim before you lace it up, lay it flat on a glass table or surface known to be flat.
03-10-15, 03:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By ratdog

Maybe in New Rochelle, but in Manhattan,...

Maybe in New Rochelle, but in Manhattan, 400K/year would probably be correct for a 1000 SF storefront depending on area.
04-09-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,005
Posted By ratdog

Nobody cares how many dogs you make friends with,...

Nobody cares how many dogs you make friends with, it's the behavior you are reinforcing that the next cyclist has to deal with. Perhaps you should think about that before you hand out your advice and...
04-09-14, 04:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,005
Posted By ratdog

Great idea, reward the dog for chasing the...

Great idea, reward the dog for chasing the bike.....very thoughtful of you.
04-04-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,694
Posted By ratdog

Faster downhill rides with the extra weight?

Faster downhill rides with the extra weight?
04-04-14, 03:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,304
Posted By ratdog

IMO if you can avoid this stuff, don't let your...

IMO if you can avoid this stuff, don't let your doctor start you on it. Don't forget to read about the effects on memory....
04-03-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By ratdog

Your weight will also be a factor in deciding how...

Your weight will also be a factor in deciding how sprung a seat you want. The ones with more serious springs are also meant for heavier riders as well as the rougher road conditions.
04-03-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By ratdog

The Linus Sport looks pretty upright to me. I...

The Linus Sport looks pretty upright to me. I think it's fine to use one of the sprung Brooks for your bike as long as the seat post can accept the rails. Do note that they are sometimes noisier than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By ratdog

I have seen the the asking for these bikes go...

I have seen the the asking for these bikes go from $275 to $450. How much you pay will depend on it's condition. If you are here asking for a price range, I have to assume you probably don't know...
03-28-14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By ratdog

Can I ask what part of your anatomy is in contact...

Can I ask what part of your anatomy is in contact with the moon saddle & if you have any other tips? I bought a used bike that has a moon saddle, but haven't had a chance to try it yet, but wanted to...
03-26-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,242
Posted By ratdog

If you have a health insurance plan & haven't...

If you have a health insurance plan & haven't already done so, go consult your cardiologist or the hospital that did the surgery to see if they can recommend a rehabilitation program. The rehab...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,100
Posted By ratdog

I would advise that you check your gear ratios...

I would advise that you check your gear ratios before you decide. Years ago I was playing around with the idea of installing a Nuvinci onto a 16" folder. If I remember correctly the gearing persuaded...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,100
Posted By ratdog

Derailleur is also more prone to get knocked out...

Derailleur is also more prone to get knocked out of alignment from folding, carrying and putting the bike in the trunk of a car than an IGH would be.
03-25-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,915
Posted By ratdog

So,...over the last two years I've bought (2)...

So,...over the last two years I've bought (2) pretty rare bikes on CL for 1/2 their market value. Am I obligated to sell it to whoever comes asking for a song and a dance?

Quite frankly, you lost...
03-25-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,057
Posted By ratdog

Yeah, but filling up at the pump could hurt quite...

Yeah, but filling up at the pump could hurt quite a bit....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 49,619
Posted By ratdog

It would be interesting to see what legal hurdles...

It would be interesting to see what legal hurdles they face trying to bring the MIT V8 to Europe and the USA. I'm sure the guys in the UK are just waiting to pounce all over them for some...
10-07-13, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,744
Posted By ratdog

Fair warning,... my sports doctor warned me that...

Fair warning,... my sports doctor warned me that arthroscopic shoulder surgery is one of the most painful ever experienced. Be prepared to take the pain killer they give you early enough before the...
09-19-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,035
Posted By ratdog

Au Contraire,...I think the OP made everyone else...

Au Contraire,...I think the OP made everyone else look dumb since it looks like he has more knowledge than everyone thinks as evidenced by this post from the OP on a different thread.


"I run a...
06-02-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,694
Posted By ratdog

+1, I can think of some loosly termed hobbies,...

+1, I can think of some loosly termed hobbies, some legal, some illegal where you can blow that kind of money in 30 minutes.
06-02-13, 05:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,179
Posted By ratdog

The bike blocks no kore space than a tractor...

The bike blocks no kore space than a tractor trailer unloading as happens all the time in NYC most of the times while doubled parked. Those that are crying about having to walk around them are just...
06-01-13, 07:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,694
Posted By ratdog

I am confused, does IBD refer to the UK...

I am confused, does IBD refer to the UK distributor? If so, how does numbers from only one source correlate to the rest of the industry especially considering a global economy where sales are stolen...
05-31-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,680
Posted By ratdog

I-Like-To-Bike, I believe the FAQ was put...

I-Like-To-Bike,

I believe the FAQ was put together before the bikes came out so they had to say "will have". I believe with crime the way it is in NYC that if they didn't put in GPS, these bikes...
05-30-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,680
Posted By ratdog

Not really when you consider this from their FAQ...

Not really when you consider this from their FAQ page.

"Theft and vandalism have been virtually nonexistent in the newest bike share systems, such as Barclays Cycle Hire in London, Capital Bike...
05-27-13, 05:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,670
Posted By ratdog

You can also try one of these, but they are a bit...

You can also try one of these, but they are a bit more money.

http://www.click-stand.com/
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-13, 05:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,033
Posted By ratdog

Ttakata73, Your two bikes are not indicative...

Ttakata73,

Your two bikes are not indicative of the rest of the Dahon line as far as reach for a 5'-1" women.

I suggest that the OP visit some bike shops in NYC that stock folding bikes and at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,033
Posted By ratdog

Be carful with buying without a test ride. At...

Be carful with buying without a test ride. At your height, unless your have a long reach, you may be very stretched out and too far foward with your balance and weight. That will put a lot pf weight...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-13, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,287
Posted By ratdog

http://www.foldabikes.com/Talk/gear/gear1.html ...

http://www.foldabikes.com/Talk/gear/gear1.html

Essentially it works as left gear shifter controls small/large in terms of sprocket while right controls low/med/high inside the hub.

Gearing is...
05-22-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By ratdog

Floor to ceiling racks like the one you link to...

Floor to ceiling racks like the one you link to have a tendency to topple once they are loaded if they are not firmly in place or secured with fasteners at the top & bottom.
05-21-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,618
Posted By ratdog

Also go and seek another opinion, but this time...

Also go and seek another opinion, but this time go see a sports doctor and ask if you should get an MRI. X-rays are excellent for seeing damage to bone and will show muscle and tendons, but will not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 256,948
Posted By ratdog

I thought you were in NYC, are you intending to...

I thought you were in NYC, are you intending to buy this one?
05-21-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By ratdog

Look here, there are photos of each hitch mounted...

Look here, there are photos of each hitch mounted bike rack they carry.

http://www.etrailer.com/Bike-Rack
05-21-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,491
Posted By ratdog

I think that's the year for his girlfriend's...

I think that's the year for his girlfriend's birthday....that'll make her all of 25 this year.:lol:
05-21-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By ratdog

I won't be of much help to you regarding the...

I won't be of much help to you regarding the rust, I only have mine on the mini-van from May to October and most of the time it's parked indoors. Theree is minimal rust from the days it does sit in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 242,087
Posted By ratdog

Yes, but Bruce looks like he takes the CrossRack...

Yes, but Bruce looks like he takes the CrossRack off to fold the bicycle whereas the Birdy rack lets the bike fold.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-13, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,730
Posted By ratdog

Ozonation Love the orange wheels, I did the...

Ozonation

Love the orange wheels, I did the same with white skating wheels but had to install pedal extender and QR pedals because I kept hitting the skate wheels with my ankles. The extenders...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 256,948
Posted By ratdog

Anyone in Florida up for a Moulton project bike? ...

Anyone in Florida up for a Moulton project bike?

http://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/bik/3811832574.html
05-20-13, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By ratdog

Can you even get a hitch onto a Toyota Camry? ...

Can you even get a hitch onto a Toyota Camry?


Well,... I just looked on Etrailer.com & they have pictures of the 990XT on a Camry, so I guess you can get a hitch for the Camry. I own a T2 and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,730
Posted By ratdog

I also suffered two cases of sudden deflation of...

I also suffered two cases of sudden deflation of air on my Brompton 2 years ago. The culprit was the valve stem getting wiggled by the pump when putting the head on the valve. I bought one of these ...
05-19-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,572
Posted By ratdog

At $33 how much do you think the LBS really made...

At $33 how much do you think the LBS really made after paying their costs for the labor, spoke and nipple? And then figure this has to go against his rent and overhead cost of buying and maintaining...
05-18-13, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,491
Posted By ratdog

You are luck that they did not post "b*mb making...

You are luck that they did not post "b*mb making material that would draw the attention of some governmental agencies... That would have probably caused all sorts of grief for you.
05-13-13, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,527
Posted By ratdog

Generally because most can't pass the parallel...

Generally because most can't pass the parallel parking test and depending on location the test is given in the streets complete with unrelenting pedestrians, jaywalkers and very fairly intersections...
05-13-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
Posted By ratdog

I used to own a Civic Hybrid though I never put a...

I used to own a Civic Hybrid though I never put a bike rack on the top. But, from what I remember, a bicycle on top will also reduce your fuel economy by quite a bit. My suggestion is that if you're...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By ratdog

Great idea to tie an anchor to your back in case...

Great idea to tie an anchor to your back in case you have ditch over water.... made for a great picture though.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,233
Posted By ratdog

Why do you go & look at some bicycles. ...

Why do you go & look at some bicycles.

http://www.calhouncycle.com/
05-11-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,976
Posted By ratdog

People in Africa learn not to exert themselves in...

People in Africa learn not to exert themselves in the middle of the day regardless of loose white clothing. Not an option if one is looking to bike in the middle of an Arizona day.
05-11-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,791
Posted By ratdog

I think the key problem here is that you already...

I think the key problem here is that you already asked them to order a bike for you, then didn't buy it and now want them to order another bike for you in a size they feel will be a bit larger than...
05-11-13, 12:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,661
Posted By ratdog

Someone should send Colin a link to this thread...

Someone should send Colin a link to this thread to see what he thinks....
05-11-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,661
Posted By ratdog

And certainly not enough to dignify patting...

And certainly not enough to dignify patting themselves on the back...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By ratdog

Can someone check with Bike Friday to see if this...

Can someone check with Bike Friday to see if this bike was every called in as stolen?
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