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06-12-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By oboeguy

The FollowMe was back in stock on...

The FollowMe was back in stock on bike-discount.de so I just pulled the trigger. Will be sure to report when we hook it up and give it a few rides (which may be a while with shipping from Germany and...
06-04-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By oboeguy

Fortunately I still weigh more than twice he does...

Fortunately I still weigh more than twice he does (for once I'm happy about that!). I would *love* to have a tandem but in our cramped NYC apartment it's virtually impossible (literally -- i'm not...
05-29-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By oboeguy

The TrailGator weight spec is way too low for my...

The TrailGator weight spec is way too low for my needs, unfortunately.

Thanks everyone for all the advice!
05-27-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By oboeguy

Wow, that's hot stuff right there, thanks! I'm...

Wow, that's hot stuff right there, thanks! I'm pretty sold on the FollowMe if I can get it and nobody's got a better idea. The weight of the trailer + kid bike doesn't especially concern me. I...
05-27-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By oboeguy

Trailer solution for huge 7yo? FollowMe? Something else?

My just-turned 7yo is a big kid. He weighs nearly 80lbs and is far taller than an average 7yo. He outgrew our WeeHoo a long time ago and with the good weather firmly entrenched for a few months...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By oboeguy

Thanks for the replies! I definitely do not want...

Thanks for the replies! I definitely do not want a "Pro" (this is NYC after all with all its lousy pavement). Bruce I don't fully follow your comments on the Velocity rims. I think I see now where...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By oboeguy

Need to replace cracked Kinetix rim

Several years ago I had to replace the rear rim of my Dahon SpeedPro. Now it's my better half's turn, as the rim has started to split (and not at the join, but around the rim!). Last time I ordered...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By oboeguy

Thanks! Prowheelbuilder looked like it had a...

Thanks! Prowheelbuilder looked like it had a long lead time without paying an extra chunk of cash. I'll take a closer.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By oboeguy

Well, that was fast. My guy recommended getting...

Well, that was fast. My guy recommended getting a whole new wheel for the following reasons: it's probably cheaper and he's very busy with summer work and is unlikely to be able to get a full wheel...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By oboeguy

Thanks for the thoughtful replies! I'm taking...

Thanks for the thoughtful replies! I'm taking the wheel to my local guy who's replaced the spokes as they break and asking his opinion on a full rebuild. He's done it for me on my folding bike and...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By oboeguy

Rear wheel / rim for my CX commuter

Wow, nearly three years since my last post (and I used to post five times a day!). Ahem. I've broken a number of spokes on the rear wheel of my commuter, a 2012 Kona Jake...
Forum: Northeast
09-18-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,573
Posted By oboeguy

Rode it nice and easy with my better half instead...

Rode it nice and easy with my better half instead of going full steam ahead at the front (leaving from Central Park) as has been my habit in recent years. I don't know if it was because we were...
09-06-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,056
Posted By oboeguy

I picked-up the Jake late last week after a...

I picked-up the Jake late last week after a second test ride. I am very pleased with it so far. Thanks again for the suggestion. Let's see how it does with the kid seat attached!
Forum: Commuting
09-06-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,061
Posted By oboeguy

Thanks to everyone for the replies. I took a...

Thanks to everyone for the replies. I took a look and wow, the Marathon Supremes are quite pricey! How durable are they on tough streets like in NYC? The reason I ended-up with Marathon Racers on...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-11, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,061
Posted By oboeguy

700x30 (or so) tires?

I just picked-up a Kona Jake to be my daily commuter. I'd like to replace the stock knobby tires with slicks. Given my very good experiences with Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires on my folder, I'm...
08-15-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,056
Posted By oboeguy

Thanks. I'm a regular over there (or used to be)...

Thanks. I'm a regular over there (or used to be) and never really noticed a lot of CX bike talk. I figured I'd get some more specific model suggestions here. If the mods want to move this thread I...
08-15-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,056
Posted By oboeguy

That does look like a great option, thanks. The...

That does look like a great option, thanks. The top tube is a little on the long side compared to what I've seen already, but worth seeking out a test ride. How do they get such a low price tag on...
08-15-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,056
Posted By oboeguy

CX bike for commuting and rear kid seat?

My little one is going to school next year and neither the carbon road bike nor the folding bike are suitable for a kid seat. I'll have 8-9 more miles in NYC to go after dropping him off and no...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-11, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,815
Posted By oboeguy

If there were enough room to make an unstable...

If there were enough room to make an unstable arrangement like that work, I'd be into it.



That's a nifty (expensive!) piece of hardware.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-11, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,815
Posted By oboeguy

Thanks for the replies so far! A kickstand is...

Thanks for the replies so far! A kickstand is not an option because for one, I need to use this for 2-3 (currently 2) different bikes and one of them has a carbon frame. The latter bit (carbon)...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-11, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By oboeguy

So many good, thoughtful responses so far, thanks...

So many good, thoughtful responses so far, thanks everyone! The idea of a trail-a-bike is tempting but I really think the little man is too young. We're just now teaching him to ride with pedals...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By oboeguy

I don't doubt the efficiency and look forward to...

I don't doubt the efficiency and look forward to riding with one of those in the future. It won't work yet, though. Despite the hefty weight, the little man only just turned three (kid is tall and...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,815
Posted By oboeguy

Widgets to stand up bike without a wall (or kickstand)?

Office conditions are changing for the worse for me. For four and a half years I've been able to lay my bike against the wall next to my desk. For no good reason that will no longer be possible...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By oboeguy

Thanks. I've heard of a Dutch brand of rear seat...

Thanks. I've heard of a Dutch brand of rear seat (name escapes me at the moment) on BF that has a seat for kids bigger than 40lbs. My little man is past that, being very big for his age.

I wish...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By oboeguy

Anybody commute with a kid in a rear seat?

I'm interested in others' experience as well as bikes and seats that were used. My commute will likely go this way at some point in the future but with a folder and a carbon racing bike I currently...
Forum: Northeast
05-01-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,785
Posted By oboeguy

I've done this ride a number of times since the...

I've done this ride a number of times since the late 80s / early 90s. This year's was a mess. It was the first time we rode it with our son in the trailer. What a little champ: he was patient...
04-27-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,199
Posted By oboeguy

That's really helpful, thank you! My little boy...

That's really helpful, thank you! My little boy was past 40" back in February (turning 3 next month) so it sounds like 16" is where it's at for him.
04-27-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By oboeguy

That's a great, great picture. Put a smile on my...

That's a great, great picture. Put a smile on my face. :)
04-27-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,199
Posted By oboeguy

I am concerned about it being outgrown, for sure!...

I am concerned about it being outgrown, for sure! I believe, though, that it's a single-speed bike (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=47707&eid=4360), or am I missing...
04-27-11, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,199
Posted By oboeguy

That's part of the question, I suppose, which...

That's part of the question, I suppose, which size?
04-26-11, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,199
Posted By oboeguy

Bike for tall three year old?

My little man has mastered his balance bike and will in short order outgrow it. He's very tall for his age. For his third birthday, the thought is to get him a bike with pedals. I saw a...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-11, 07:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,101
Posted By oboeguy

High five! OP, too bad you were ticketed. ...

High five!

OP, too bad you were ticketed. *Safely* running red lights is practical cycling, IMO, and how NYC works. Nice try to those comparing it to Mexico City or Rwanda or wherever you'd...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,239
Posted By oboeguy

It's a bad enough idea that I can see it being...

It's a bad enough idea that I can see it being taken seriously.
01-28-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,855
Posted By oboeguy

[/QUOTE] Do we have some kind of feud on BF...

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Do we have some kind of feud on BF that I've forgotten about? What's with all the insults? I've been pretty clear in the past about my opinion on headphone riding (and jogging!) but...
01-26-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,855
Posted By oboeguy

What say you to this, headphone riders?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/us/26runners.html

The piece is about peds initially but...



... and ...
01-05-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,557
Posted By oboeguy

Forum: Commuting
12-06-10, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By oboeguy

Cold feet today

$250 shoes aren't supposed to do this (http://picasaweb.google.com/oboeguy/BrokenLakeShoes?authkey=Gv1sRgCN39iImV46qmmgE)
Forum: Commuting
11-19-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,736
Posted By oboeguy

Wow I've broken all sorts of things on bikes but...

Wow I've broken all sorts of things on bikes but never a cog. Nicely done! :D
Forum: Commuting
11-16-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,520
Posted By oboeguy

When I worked for a summer at a research center...

When I worked for a summer at a research center for a big famous company, they had a covered outdoor bike shed where I'd lock my steel road bike. I no longer have that bike so if I were ever to go...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,683
Posted By oboeguy

I ride between 12.5-14 or so miles each way all...

I ride between 12.5-14 or so miles each way all in NYC (depends on the route I take). I ride either a Dahon SpeedPro folder or a Scott CR-1 carbon road bike. Predictably, the ride is much faster...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-10, 08:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,682
Posted By oboeguy

My "long route" was long enough so I started...

My "long route" was long enough so I started taking the shorter (by a mile or two) route almost all the time. It's especially efficient in the summer when there are fewer cars on the streets but...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,421
Posted By oboeguy

Meh, riding no handed is no big deal, though I...

Meh, riding no handed is no big deal, though I can't do it very well on my folding bike (it's too squirrely). I'll have to keep an eye out for "mandarin" (I admit I don't get the name). What drives...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,872
Posted By oboeguy

As is usual with such articles, the best stuff is...

As is usual with such articles, the best stuff is in the comments, both against and in favor of bikes:







(^^^ Imagine how dangerous is would be if we couldn't!)
10-13-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,125
Posted By oboeguy

Toronto bike rental with kid seat?

I didn't have much luck in my Rec & Family post (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?687379-Toronto-bike-rental-with-kid-seat) so I'll try here. We're going to spend a long weekend in Toronto....
10-12-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By oboeguy

Toronto bike rental with kid seat?

We're going to spend a long weekend in Toronto. Does anyone know where one might find a bike rental with a toddler seat and if there's any riding in the city that makes it worth looking into such a...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,610
Posted By oboeguy

I've broken steel and aluminum folding bike...

I've broken steel and aluminum folding bike frames commuting in NYC, but my CF Scott road bike which I also use for commuting a lot is as good as new. YMMV.
Forum: Northeast
09-16-10, 07:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,550
Posted By oboeguy

Heh, I had the very same problem. I think the...

Heh, I had the very same problem. I think the only other time I had it was after last year's century which would imply I only have the problem after long, hard rides when not in my best condition...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,316
Posted By oboeguy

No, it means the law is wrong. Are you...

No, it means the law is wrong. Are you suggesting that all laws are always right and just?



You're too smart to not see the difference between the "Idaho stop" and some idiot flying through a...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,578
Posted By oboeguy

IIRC, NY state requires lights at night, but not...

IIRC, NY state requires lights at night, but not during the day. Not sure about reflectors.

NYC (maybe the state too?) requires a *bell*, yes, a bell at all times. The impracticality of a bell...
Forum: Northeast
09-15-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By oboeguy

At the Riverdale stop they *did* eventually send...

At the Riverdale stop they *did* eventually send someone to get more PB.

I agree about the red markings. They disappeared in the rain and sun glare (early on) and were very similar to other red...
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