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08-13-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By chanamagoo

I'm looking to spend between $200 and $400...is...

I'm looking to spend between $200 and $400...is that unreasonably cheap?
08-11-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By chanamagoo

Thanks, Philasteve...just checked out the Wabi...

Thanks, Philasteve...just checked out the Wabi website...looks like they're out?
08-11-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By chanamagoo

Lightening the load with a new wheelset

So I'm trying to trim some weight off of my current bike...I have a Leader725 frame, which I lurv, and I think the weight can come off a couple of different places (other than on my person...still...
05-01-12, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By chanamagoo

I learned stuff today!!

So, I wasnt sure where to post this...it's not a question about bike mechanics, but I needed a place where I could brush my shoulders off a bit because I'm feeling pretty good right now!

I...
11-04-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,267
Posted By chanamagoo

Thanks for all the input, it's really nice to...

Thanks for all the input, it's really nice to have kind of a running list of things to be careful of when going fixed for the first time...I didnt even KNOW about the pedal strike thing!

pkpyro,...
11-02-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,267
Posted By chanamagoo

So many responses! You guys are da best. I...

So many responses! You guys are da best.

I have brakes, will defnitely be keeping them on for at least the beginning...baby steps, you know...I have the 3 speed internal hub (has anyone ridden a...
11-01-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,267
Posted By chanamagoo

nervous about going fixed...

I just recently finished building (read: "watching my bike shop build" since I know nothing about building bikes, but would like to learn...) a new bike to replace my last one that got stolen (the...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,826
Posted By chanamagoo

can someone explain this type of fork?

It was taking me a little bit longer than usual to lock my bike up in a crowded bike rack and got distracted by this bike next to mine...I'm fairly new to biking, so I might be missing something...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,124
Posted By chanamagoo

I had my very first crash this past Saturday...I...

I had my very first crash this past Saturday...I was shocked! Actually LAID OUT on the pavement! Some bruising on my knee, had to get some minor bike adjustments, but other than that, all good in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By chanamagoo

We ended up needed to tighten the shifter cable....

We ended up needed to tighten the shifter cable. Problem solved!

Airburst, after some investigation, I think what I have is a 3 speed internally geared fixed hub, but mine is set up as a...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-11, 09:46 AM
Forum: Commuting
10-08-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By chanamagoo

Hi blakcloud...I think it might be a new thing...

Hi blakcloud...I think it might be a new thing because when my bike guy was looking up various hubs and saw this one, he said something to the effect of "Huh...that's weird..."

And for all those...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By chanamagoo

Hmm...I dont think the chain is the wrong size,...

Hmm...I dont think the chain is the wrong size, but if that's the case I'll have to take it in since I dont have a chain adjuster tool thing.

When I was riding, it suddenly felt like it does...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By chanamagoo

Hi matimeo...everything except for the the frame...

Hi matimeo...everything except for the the frame is new...the chain looks like a chain is supposed to look - around the big one in the front and the little bitty one in the back...is it possibly...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By chanamagoo

rest in peace old, stolen bike...long live new bike....but just a tiny question first

My bike recently got stolen (barbarians...) and I worked together with my LBS to build a new bike! Buying an old Panasonic frame they had on the wall for a whopping $75 allowed me to splurge a little...
Forum: Northeast
10-06-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By chanamagoo

How did I not see these responses until now... ...

How did I not see these responses until now...

2manybikes, I replaced all the quick releases with things that you need a special key to open - I had my bike locked the Sheldon Brown way (with the...
Forum: Northeast
09-23-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By chanamagoo

Bike stolen. No bueno. =o(

So it was bound to happen, but I had hoped that it wouldn't happen for some time! They got through the u-lock and the cable, the jerks. On the plus side, someone please PLEASE tell me that I've...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By chanamagoo

i accidentally rode to the bronx today...

I live in Park Slope, work in Riverdale 3 days a week. Lately, I've been thinking that my commute has been painfully short (I usually only go to Grand Central and catch the Metro North to Spuyten...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By chanamagoo

Agreed. It's not bad going up 1st Ave until about...

Agreed. It's not bad going up 1st Ave until about 42nd (even though the greenway ends somewhere at around 33rd), but past that it gets very iffy...apparently, according to another fellow NYC...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By chanamagoo

I think I like Stacy's West Side Highway...

I think I like Stacy's West Side Highway idea...I'm going to give that a shot. I know that in order to get more comfortable with riding in NY in all situations, traffic included, I should just expose...
Forum: Northeast
08-17-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By chanamagoo

'Lil dicey on the upper east side...question for the NYC-ers in the hizzouse...

(Note: Duplicate post in the "Commuting" forums...I just dont know where to post these things sometimes!)

Any NY-ers commute through the upper east side? I currently bike from Brooklyn to either...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By chanamagoo

'Lil dicey on the upper east side...question for the NYC-ers in the hizzouse...

(Note: Duplicate post in the "Regional" forums...I just dont know where to post these things sometimes!)

Any NY-ers commute through the upper east side? I currently bike from Brooklyn to either...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-11, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By chanamagoo

thanks again, peeps...i just got a bell...for...

thanks again, peeps...i just got a bell...for some reason "HEADS UP HEADS UP STOP WALKING BIKER COMING THROUGH GET OUT OF THE BIKE LINE HEADS UP HEADS UP" was really ineffective...i'm also...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By chanamagoo

OH. and thanks for the tips =o)

OH. and thanks for the tips =o)
Forum: Commuting
08-12-11, 06:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 959
Posted By chanamagoo

NYC commuter question - Brooklyn to the Bronx...help?

I currently commute from the Park Slope area of Brooklyn to around midtown east...I have been doing that for about a month and am pretty comfortable with that commute...while yesterday I was able to...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-11, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By chanamagoo

Right now I'm going from 5th and Union to either...

Right now I'm going from 5th and Union to either Grand Central to catch the MetroNorth up to the Bronx (was just about to post another BK to BX commuter question about THAT beast of a commute...) or...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By chanamagoo

BK to NYC noob commuter

Just made the introduction in the (surprise!) "Introductions" category, thought I would post the (almost) identical thread here just to cover all my bases!

Last month I took my bike out from...
Forum: Introductions
08-11-11, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By chanamagoo

NYC noob

Last month I took my bike out from behind my couch, put air back in the tires and rode around my Park Slope, Brooklyn neighborhood...did not get hit by cars...only hit myself in the face once with...
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