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07-01-06, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By flyingCoyote

Rebuilding old Flightliner hub? Brakes bad...

I got my girlfriend a 1960-ish Sears Flightliner, which is in mostly great shape, but you have to pedal way back to get the brake to engage; it feels worn out.

My local bike shop didn't want to...
05-27-05, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By flyingCoyote

1 in 6 Americans voted for traitor Bush, and most...

1 in 6 Americans voted for traitor Bush, and most of those did so because they had been lied to. Very few real conservatives would support the guy if they knew the full story, and a lot of people...
05-27-05, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By flyingCoyote

Not at Kitty Hawk, no...but topless women get one...

Not at Kitty Hawk, no...but topless women get one free tandem flight at Wallaby Ranch hanggliding school,
http://www.wallaby.com
05-25-05, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By flyingCoyote

That's weird...I've always found the people at...

That's weird...I've always found the people at "On the move" grumpy and occasionally outright nasty, and I've heard this from other riders as well.

They act like they're doing you a huge favor -...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-05, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By flyingCoyote

Discard black artist clothes and sell the old...

Discard black artist clothes and sell the old warehouse loft you bought for $60,000 back in '92
Get a really ugly polyester dress shirt with enormous collar. (must pay > $200 for this item)
...
04-29-05, 12:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,044
Posted By flyingCoyote

I am answering solely because after reading so...

I am answering solely because after reading so many of your trollish posts, I'm delighted to find one I can get behind =)
04-29-05, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By flyingCoyote

how is this different from honking your car horn...

how is this different from honking your car horn when a pedestrain is endangering himself by wandering into a traffic lane? Would it be more considerate to just plow into him?


This was supposed...
04-29-05, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By flyingCoyote

Statistics, anecdotes about danger of double parking?

Does anyone know where I can find statistics and stories on the dangers to peds and cyclists from double parking?

Many people in my neighborhood double park, and when I tried to explain the...
Forum: Foo
04-15-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,245
Posted By flyingCoyote

Cops tend to be one rung below used car salesmen...

Cops tend to be one rung below used car salesmen on the honesty scale. CMers tend to take this personally because so many of them grew up white and privileged and think it's an aberration.
...
04-12-05, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,187
Posted By flyingCoyote

I have a nice aluminum bike now, but I never...

I have a nice aluminum bike now, but I never would have gotten back into this at the age of 20 if I hadn't bought an $80 huffy P.O.S. at the catalog store. That bike got me to work, pulled a grocery...
04-12-05, 10:57 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,309
Posted By flyingCoyote

36, riding trails since I was 8 or so, but when I...

36, riding trails since I was 8 or so, but when I got my license at 16 I ended up taking several years off from bicycling.

Probably just as well since I was wasted all the time, at least I had...
04-12-05, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By flyingCoyote

Ahhhhh! Well, as far as the cops - there...

Ahhhhh!

Well, as far as the cops - there were as many police as riders, but they were helpful and courteous for the most part. One said that he had volunteered for the assignment because it...
04-12-05, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By flyingCoyote

Wow, when did you do this? About 25 of us were at...

Wow, when did you do this? About 25 of us were at Grand Army Plaza for about 45 minutes, with a bunch of police, then we did a loop in the park, headed into Prospect Heights, through Park Slope, down...
04-12-05, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By flyingCoyote

It's the bike-unfriendliness, too - I've seen...

It's the bike-unfriendliness, too - I've seen plenty of moms and dads with children and groceries on their bicycles in Europe and to a lesser extent parts of NYC (east village, park slope)
04-12-05, 07:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,608
Posted By flyingCoyote

We're all here because we love bicycling, aren't...

We're all here because we love bicycling, aren't we? How and whether to promote/preserve/improve it may be open to debate, but that doesn't justify the snotty tone of my two previous posts...the...
04-12-05, 07:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,608
Posted By flyingCoyote

No, he didn't. You asserted that any activity...

No, he didn't. You asserted that any activity that could be called a demonstration automatically requires a permit; this is false. He said exactly what I did: that a locality may impose...
04-12-05, 06:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,608
Posted By flyingCoyote

Exactly what I just said, albeit with slightly...

Exactly what I just said, albeit with slightly different emphasis. What I was responding to is Larue's contention that ALL demonstrations need permits, a not uncommon fallacy.





You haven't...
04-11-05, 09:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,608
Posted By flyingCoyote

What kind of communist hellhole are you thinking...

What kind of communist hellhole are you thinking of where simply having a demonstration requires a government permit?! We live in a constitutional republic; the police and the mayor have no...
04-11-05, 01:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,648
Posted By flyingCoyote

Last Friday's Brooklyn Mass was small (maybe...

Last Friday's Brooklyn Mass was small (maybe 25ish), with about an equal number of police. In addition to the scooters (8 or so) and a few marked cars, there were several black luxury sedans with...
04-11-05, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,608
Posted By flyingCoyote

I dunno, I have seen a lot of cheering, waving,...

I dunno, I have seen a lot of cheering, waving, and horn-honking of the encouraging (as opposed to "get the f out of my way") kind, and I've seen quite a few onlookers ask what the ride is about. A...
04-11-05, 12:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,608
Posted By flyingCoyote

I think you're wrong about the red light issue,...

I think you're wrong about the red light issue, keeping the pack together is much safer and much more effective as a demonstration. Who agrees with me? I guess the police - we just had Brooklyn...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-05, 12:44 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,338
Posted By flyingCoyote

does that make you a leftist? I didn't like...

does that make you a leftist? I didn't like Gore, but he could have won Florida if all the votes were counted. Can't be sure, because of chicanary on BOTH sides, thought the Repub. was nastier and...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,338
Posted By flyingCoyote

I'm solidly "neither/both/other" and love my...

I'm solidly "neither/both/other" and love my bike. Certainly a part of that is the satisfaction of knowing I'm helping reduce pollution and crowding, but mostly it's just that cycling is fun and...
04-11-05, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By flyingCoyote

The NYPD recently stole a bunch of bikes that...

The NYPD recently stole a bunch of bikes that were locked up near a Critical Mass ride here. They had to use giant cutting wheel machines to get through the big krypto chains, and it took them a...
04-11-05, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,302
Posted By flyingCoyote

1. dept store mountain bike in hallway of 8-unit...

1. dept store mountain bike in hallway of 8-unit bldg in working class Brooklyn neighborhood - cheap cable lock holding it to radiator in hallway cut.

2. put-together-from-junk bike stolen outside...
04-11-05, 11:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,462
Posted By flyingCoyote

My Ulock has prevented violence once or twice...

My Ulock has prevented violence once or twice when motorists got out of the car to continue "conversations"...they back off when you grab the ulock and move toward them.
04-08-05, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By flyingCoyote

I saw very few "nice" bikes there, they tend to...

I saw very few "nice" bikes there, they tend to go for WWII surplus looking klunkers, possibly due to the rampant bike theft.

Here's some Amsterdam pix to get you in the mood:...
04-08-05, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By flyingCoyote

They kinda don't read it; the paper has lost...

They kinda don't read it; the paper has lost money for at least five years, but is propped up by the same "professional journalists" who bring you Fox
04-08-05, 12:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By flyingCoyote

That's not reading, that's trying to figure out...

That's not reading, that's trying to figure out the story from the pictures
04-08-05, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By flyingCoyote

The Post is certaily sh*t, but this is the first...

The Post is certaily sh*t, but this is the first time I've ever heard anyone call it "journalism"!
04-08-05, 12:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,648
Posted By flyingCoyote

I've met a lot of people at CM, and except for...

I've met a lot of people at CM, and except for during the RNC they were almost all NYC residents
04-08-05, 12:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,648
Posted By flyingCoyote

Many of 'em are good guys who put their lives on...

Many of 'em are good guys who put their lives on the line, believing that they are protecting the innocent, and are none too thrilled when they're forced to waste their time on things like critical...
04-07-05, 11:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,648
Posted By flyingCoyote

It's called being a pedantic weenie, and is not...

It's called being a pedantic weenie, and is not unique to the police or OTHER unionized workers
04-07-05, 11:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,928
Posted By flyingCoyote

You're probably thinking of Rikers Island, the...

You're probably thinking of Rikers Island, the prison island. Randall's just FEELS that way :-p
04-07-05, 11:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,928
Posted By flyingCoyote

Great idea...but do we have to confine it to the...

Great idea...but do we have to confine it to the bridge?
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