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09-26-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,657
Posted By njm

Cambridge cops crack down on blithe red-light-runners

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/09/26/cyclists_pedal_into_arms_of_the_law/?page=1



I think this is an overreaction -- I wonder how many police resources are being...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-08, 12:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By njm

artesc, how are you liking the new bike? I hope...

artesc, how are you liking the new bike? I hope it worked out for you.

I was going to chime in with more bike shop comments if you're still looking for info...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,341
Posted By njm

This thread is really great. I couldn't help...

This thread is really great. I couldn't help smiling looking at those photos/diagrams.

Sounds like everything's been covered here... I've ridden there last summer and this past summer, but never...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-08, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By njm

I *just* mounted a second Schwalbe Marathon on my...

I *just* mounted a second Schwalbe Marathon on my commuter bike. I had been riding on a Marathon in the rear, plus a gum-sidewalled ancient road tire on the front wheel.

With a new wheel and...
09-18-08, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,997
Posted By njm

I am having a similar problem with a Schwalbe...

I am having a similar problem with a Schwalbe Marathon. It was fine until a certain point in time -- I don't whether I ran over some rough asphalt. The transition occurred within only a hundred...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By njm

Quite a coincidence, I am expecting a single...

Quite a coincidence, I am expecting a single Schwalbe Marathon to arrive tomorrow from Peter White Cycles. If you're impatient, their default shipping method is UPS ground, but they can also do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-08, 04:36 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,987
Posted By njm

I am the guy who has abstained from BF in protest...

I am the guy who has abstained from BF in protest of RyanF's banning. Let's un-ban him when he's next able to use the internet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-08, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By njm

Did you just get this bike? Maybe you should put...

Did you just get this bike? Maybe you should put a few hundred or a thousand miles on it before you buy stuff for the sake of it. No matter what, don't worry about what your friends say as a reason...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-08, 01:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,732
Posted By njm

This photo has a rather notorious pedigree. ...

This photo has a rather notorious pedigree. Apparently the photographer staked out that particular location, knowing that in the rain someone would fall like that. He got his photo.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-08, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By njm

This story made Wait! Wait!

This story made Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!, the NPR news quiz show.

http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=35

I think it was in the final "Lightning Fill-In-Blank" round.
09-15-08, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By njm

Yeah, I saw that, I think with critical mass we...

Yeah, I saw that, I think with critical mass we could revisit that decision
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-08, 12:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,251
Posted By njm

I have put the red reflective tape on an old, red...

I have put the red reflective tape on an old, red Raleigh frame... total fredness, and much more noticible during the daytime than the "stealth" black stuff seen in this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-08, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By njm

If your chain somehow activates your bike's...

If your chain somehow activates your bike's brakes, I would say it's definitely time for a replacement.
09-15-08, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By njm

Makes most sense of anything so far.

Makes most sense of anything so far.
09-14-08, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By njm

No, should be two articles: track bicycle and...

No, should be two articles: track bicycle and tarck bike. Right now, "tarck bike" automatically redirects to "track bicycle."
09-14-08, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By njm

Illegitimate redirect

Current wikipedia entry for tarck bike:


http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tarck_bike&action=edit
let's make it happen
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,952
Posted By njm

This thread is useless without pics.

This thread is useless without pics.
06-16-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,728
Posted By njm

These e-Scooters may appear safer because of the...

These e-Scooters may appear safer because of the body work, but if it's not structural then I don't see how it actually would protect people. I also think these e-Scooters would have a longer...
06-16-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By njm

I think the article did try to say that, but...

I think the article did try to say that, but rather obliquely.

I wanted to add this: if you think drivers are territorial when you cut them off, just see what happens when you have to touch their...
06-16-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By njm

"Car-free corridors" to be tried on Saturdays in NYC

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/16/will-summer-streets-work/index.html



This seems like a cool idea. Here in Cambridge, we do the same thing with four-lane Memorial Drive, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,070
Posted By njm

Prolly, are you the same Prolly who's a regular...

Prolly, are you the same Prolly who's a regular commenter on BSNYC?
06-16-08, 09:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,620
Posted By njm

Slowness continues: 10:45 AM ET. I did need...

Slowness continues: 10:45 AM ET.

I did need a breeak from BF, but I didn't realize it would be involuntary.
06-16-08, 08:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,620
Posted By njm

Slowness continues: 10:45 AM ET. I did need...

Slowness continues: 10:45 AM ET.

I did need a breeak from BF, but I didn't realize it would be involuntary.
06-15-08, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By njm

Tell them BikeForums sayz HTFU.

Tell them BikeForums sayz HTFU.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,149
Posted By njm

Or just use them as aerobars.

Or just use them as aerobars.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By njm

Is this the RyanF group jersey buy?

Is this the RyanF group jersey buy?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By njm

Sorry to raise the false concern -- I have been...

Sorry to raise the false concern -- I have been shopping on CL for a vintage road bike, and have been a little paranoid about this kind of stuff.

To the OP, congrats again!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By njm

Welcome! The bike looks nice, and it's great to...

Welcome! The bike looks nice, and it's great to hear it's working well for you.

It's tradition to give a welcoming critique of photos: get that chain on the big ring! You don't actually ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By njm

There is a famous thread somewhere that describes...

There is a famous thread somewhere that describes an owner's experience with the Denali -- went to 50 PAGES. Why would you give it up when it lets you go 35 MPH on flat ground? *

That's the past,...
06-15-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,728
Posted By njm

I thought I might ask just one or two questions: ...

I thought I might ask just one or two questions:

What percentage of time are Veloteq riders pedaling their e-bikes? For example, on a traditional road bike, no electric hub or anything, I'd say...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,502
Posted By njm

Bleach your socks to make them whiter.

Bleach your socks to make them whiter.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By njm

+1. As long as there's a thumbs-up or something...

+1. As long as there's a thumbs-up or something to signify that it's meant in an encouraging way, I think I'd like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By njm

Scratches on the shifters? How would that...

Scratches on the shifters? How would that happen?

http://i24.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/f6/1c/47e5_1.JPG
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 29,171
Posted By njm

+1: Same thing happened to me. I got a new Cdale...

+1: Same thing happened to me. I got a new Cdale Synapse last summer, and I know it fits right because I rode it for 5 months in comfort.

I was out of town for 4.5 months, and when I got back,...
Forum: Northeast
06-14-08, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,638
Posted By njm

I have had overall negative experiences with...

I have had overall negative experiences with Cambridge Bicycles. I won't detail them, but let me say, I live about two blocks from Cambridge Bikes, and ride across the river to "my" shop to buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,041
Posted By njm

I know it's a half-serious questions, but to...

I know it's a half-serious questions, but to address it, I guess the terminology carries over from the older pedals. Another example might be this: when hourly employees sign into an electronic...
06-14-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,841
Posted By njm

If it makes the OP feel any better, I got yelled...

If it makes the OP feel any better, I got yelled at today. There was a point in the cycle at a "T" intersection where all motorists had red lights, with walk signs for pedestrians. Countdown timers...
06-14-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By njm

This describes my setup, brake on the right,...

This describes my setup, brake on the right, dummy level left -- I like it a lot, for the reasons mentioned.

Also, I have CXP-22s on my road bike (alloy, not black), and they've done well for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By njm

You would need the following tools to transfer...

You would need the following tools to transfer the pedals to a new bike:
15 mm wrench
dab of grease

As for cost, if you want a rough estimate for new shimano SPDs (a kind of clipless pedal),...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By njm

It doesn't really explain. In post 9, all that...

It doesn't really explain. In post 9, all that we hear is "There were many reasons to ban him. Which is why he was banned so many times before it became permanent." (I don't want to focus on names...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,782
Posted By njm

In that case, you can get that bike with 105 for...

In that case, you can get that bike with 105 for $1250, or whatever it is.
06-13-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,619
Posted By njm

I take mine apart with my hands all the time, and...

I take mine apart with my hands all the time, and I am a 5'9" skinny nerd.

The key for me is to take the tension off that part of the chain by grabbing the chain on either side of the PowerLink. ...
Forum: Introductions
06-13-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By njm

Welcome to BikeForums! The Classic & Vintage...

Welcome to BikeForums! The Classic & Vintage forum is the place to be. It's known for having the nicest people on BF.

I've never heard of Zebrakenko, but I have a feeling someone else might...
Forum: Introductions
06-13-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By njm

Welcome to BF! I used to live in Sunset Park for...

Welcome to BF! I used to live in Sunset Park for a little bit while I was going to school in NYC.

If you're looking for griping, you've come to the right place! In seriousness, I hope you'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By njm

I think the person was asking about that...

I think the person was asking about that individual person, as in what motivated him to take the risks that he did, not why the protests as a whole were being held. The article you linked to does...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By njm

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By njm

Look at that protester's guads...

Look at that protester's guads...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,750
Posted By njm

If he's not as amusing as before, he'll be banned...

If he's not as amusing as before, he'll be banned again.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,750
Posted By njm

RyanF now! Look at what we are missing: May...

RyanF now!

Look at what we are missing: May 9th blog entry:


!!!!11!!
06-13-08, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By njm

It's so crazy how drivers drive. I live in a...

It's so crazy how drivers drive. I live in a pretty dense city, and people go so fast when they get a green light, even if they'll have to stop in a block or two for another red.

It's a total...
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