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Forum: Northeast
08-19-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By noteon

Hi, guys. Thanks! I've checked out a couple of...

Hi, guys. Thanks! I've checked out a couple of those shops. I'm in Bethel--either of you nearby?
Forum: Northeast
08-14-14, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By noteon

Just moved from NYC to Fairfield County

Any of you around here?

Any rides I ought to know about? Social, or lunchtime, or…?

I stopped by Bethel Bikes, which is clearly more race-oriented than I am. Looking forward to checking out...
Replies: 50
Views: 7,316
Posted By noteon

Not at all. It affords people the opportunity to...

Not at all. It affords people the opportunity to live up to their names.
Replies: 50
Views: 7,316
Posted By noteon

That tire's got at least twelve more yards in it,...

That tire's got at least twelve more yards in it, you waster.
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Views: 7,316
Posted By noteon

I've ridden a pair of Schwalbe Ultremos down to...

I've ridden a pair of Schwalbe Ultremos down to where it wasn't just cords; it was inch-long flaps of rubber coming off and showing everything underneath. Not the world's best idea, though.

I...
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Views: 7,316
Posted By noteon

I agree. And there's not only the question of the...

I agree. And there's not only the question of the odds of flatting, but also the consequences of it. A recreational weekend rider might have to walk a couple of miles. A randonneur might blow the...
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Views: 7,316
Posted By noteon

Any time I start wondering if it's been long...

Any time I start wondering if it's been long enough, it's been long enough.

I flatted at mile zero of my first 200K of 2012, and kept flatting through the event until I ran out of tubes and patch...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 675,110
Posted By noteon

Same here. That's just how these bikes are. ...

Same here. That's just how these bikes are.

I have a vague memory of hearing, a few years ago, that a redesign was in consideration, but I don't know any more than that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-13, 06:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,063
Posted By noteon

I've noticed that Primo Comets are no faster than...

I've noticed that Primo Comets are no faster than Marathon Pluses, given certain standard-issue engines.
02-16-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By noteon

Again, thank you for the thoughtful and helpful...

Again, thank you for the thoughtful and helpful responses. I appreciate it very much.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,063
Posted By noteon

I'm a longtime user and big fan of the 20"...

I'm a longtime user and big fan of the 20" Marathon Plus. I have a pair on my NYC commuting folder.

60-80 P.S.I., depending on rider sluggardliness.
02-10-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By noteon

I may do one more new one (and sell it after,...

I may do one more new one (and sell it after, same as this one), just so I know how things are supposed to go together before I start encountering things that aren't put together right, but I like...
02-10-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By noteon

All useful. Thanks!

All useful. Thanks!
02-10-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By noteon

Learning bikes better by assembling a few

Hi, all,

I decided 2013 is going to be the year where I learn a lot more about bikes, besides just riding them. So I bought a stand and some tools, took a basic maintenance class, and I'm just...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18,826
Views: 3,774,600
Posted By noteon

Sunlite fork crown setting tool. Because I'm less...

Sunlite fork crown setting tool. Because I'm less smart than somebody who'd just have their local bike shop tap it in.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-13, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
Posted By noteon

Yeah. There aren't any long climbs, but there are...

Yeah. There aren't any long climbs, but there are one or two pretty steep ones.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
Posted By noteon

The OP mentioned steep climbs. There are a few in...

The OP mentioned steep climbs. There are a few in NYC, particularly in Northern Manhattan, and some even steeper ones right over the GW Bridge, where lots of NYC cyclists go.
Forum: Northeast
01-26-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,017
Posted By noteon

Works for me. Spring?

Works for me.

Spring?
Forum: Northeast
01-25-13, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,017
Posted By noteon

Actually...Hudson Greenway -> Dyckman -> Broadway...

Actually...Hudson Greenway -> Dyckman -> Broadway -> Van Cortlandt Park -> Rail trail to New Croton Reservoir is an 80-mile round trip. Tack another ten north after the reservoir, and there's a...
Forum: Northeast
01-25-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,017
Posted By noteon

Hmm. Long Island really starts getting pretty out...

Hmm. Long Island really starts getting pretty out by the Hamptons, and we'd be done before that.
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Views: 6,725
Posted By noteon

Without having asked around a lot, so this is...

Without having asked around a lot, so this is just a guess:

I suspect people used to modern saddles will initially level them the same way, which (for me, anyway) doesn't work. I'd also guess the...
Forum: Northeast
01-24-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,017
Posted By noteon

Sounds fun to me. I actually did a 200K on my...

Sounds fun to me. I actually did a 200K on my Swift last April.
Replies: 52
Views: 6,725
Posted By noteon

It probably varies some with leather stiffness...

It probably varies some with leather stiffness and rider weight. Still, at the very least, I do think it's much exaggerated.
Replies: 47
Views: 2,318
Posted By noteon

I'm going to start referring to my rides in...

I'm going to start referring to my rides in furlongs. "Eight hundred furlongs" just sounds so much more badass than anything else we're talking about in this thread.
Replies: 52
Views: 6,725
Posted By noteon

In my experience, the "Brooks break-in period" is...

In my experience, the "Brooks break-in period" is entirely fictitious, and has more to do with people not knowing how to position them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,224
Posted By noteon

I'd also print out that regulation and take it...

I'd also print out that regulation and take it with you.

And a bungee. Last time I did NY->Montreal with a folder (a few years ago), it came in handy for stabilizing the folded bike.
Forum: Northeast
01-22-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,017
Posted By noteon

I'd be interested, as my schedule allows.

I'd be interested, as my schedule allows.
Replies: 47
Views: 2,318
Posted By noteon

Thanks. Feel free to call any domesticated...

Thanks. Feel free to call any domesticated carnivorous mammal of the genus and species Canis familiaris a "dog."
Replies: 47
Views: 2,318
Posted By noteon

Doesn't look that way to me....

Doesn't look that way to me. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dora_Rinehart)

I think the terms are pretty much synonymous.
Replies: 47
Views: 2,318
Posted By noteon

From my perspective: Because they are. A century...

From my perspective: Because they are. A century is a hundred-mile ride.

The ones with time limits and rest stops are organized centuries. What the OP did was a self-supported century.

And...
Replies: 47
Views: 2,318
Posted By noteon

And there are other hardcores who call what those...

And there are other hardcores who call what those hardcores do "training rides."

It's a century. You're in the club! :thumb:
Replies: 47
Views: 2,318
Posted By noteon

Sure, a hundred miles in a day is a century....

Sure, a hundred miles in a day is a century. Congrats!
01-21-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 158,042
Posted By noteon

Time's Arrow - Martin Amis.

Time's Arrow - Martin Amis.
Replies: 52
Views: 6,725
Posted By noteon

I have a Selle Anatomica on my brevet bike, and a...

I have a Selle Anatomica on my brevet bike, and a B17 on my folder. Previously, I had B17s on both.

The Selle Anatomica does resolve the setback problem. Also, they've got a new leather now that's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,763
Posted By noteon

Only until you forget to do it.

Only until you forget to do it.
Replies: 30
Views: 32,209
Posted By noteon

This one seems reasonably humongous:...

This one seems reasonably humongous: http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-look-at-swift-polaris-porteur-bag.html

Edit: Oops, you said saddlebag. Never mind...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-13, 10:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,763
Posted By noteon

Possibly too obvious to mention, but: Lock...

Possibly too obvious to mention, but:

Lock within line-of-sight of someplace where you can see it from inside the gym or market, and glance over every few minutes.
Replies: 78
Views: 7,239
Posted By noteon

About to do ride #7 of an R-12, so finishing...

About to do ride #7 of an R-12, so finishing another five is my main goal. I haven't decided whether to attempt an SR series yet--my last (and only) was in 2010.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 675,110
Posted By noteon

Hey! No, they have their own 20" bikes now. The...

Hey! No, they have their own 20" bikes now. The only thing I use the trailer for anymore is hauling their bikes home after we all ride to school.

I tried flipping the trailer mount up, and it did...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 675,110
Posted By noteon

Yes, it's a Brooks B17. On the rare occasions...

Yes, it's a Brooks B17. On the rare occasions when I have to lock the bike where I can't see it, I take the whole seat mast out and lock the bike in half-folded configuration so your less savvy bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 675,110
Posted By noteon

Oh, there's not much chance of this one being...

Oh, there's not much chance of this one being stolen...

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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 675,110
Posted By noteon

Man, these are some nice, clean Swifts. I'm...

Man, these are some nice, clean Swifts. I'm ashamed to post pics of mine.

(And hi, all. Haven't been around in a while!)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,176
Posted By noteon

I've been happy with mine--if they ever wear out,...

I've been happy with mine--if they ever wear out, I'll get the same ones again.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,176
Posted By noteon

I've had Marathon Pluses on my 20" Swift for a...

I've had Marathon Pluses on my 20" Swift for a few years now, and I don't think I've had a single flat.

I also haven't had jur's experience of feeling them wallow or squirm. They're solid....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 675,110
Posted By noteon

I just use dirt.

I just use dirt.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 675,110
Posted By noteon

Hey, Jur. Thanks! Unfortunately the pic was...

Hey, Jur. Thanks! Unfortunately the pic was better than the ride, but one bears up.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-11, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 675,110
Posted By noteon

I've got a Carradice Nelson Longflap and Bagman...

I've got a Carradice Nelson Longflap and Bagman on my Swift, a couple of posts up from yours. It works great--but notice how much wasted space there is below the bag. The Crossrack uses all that...
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