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Forum: Northeast
10-07-16, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Bklyn

Wow, very thoughtful of you. This is excellent....

Wow, very thoughtful of you. This is excellent. Thanks so much.

And ... hills? I'm riding fixed. Although I did an insane century in Vermont/New Hampshire once. (Actually, until the very end, it...
Forum: Northeast
10-03-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Bklyn

Gowanus, Brooklyn, to Northport Long Island

Considering a ride to Northport this weekend. (Only have to get there; I have a ride back to Brooklyn.)
Plugged the itinerary into Google, and I got this:
http://bit.ly/2dCH99F

It has me on...
07-14-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Bklyn

Again, thanks to all. I was suitably alarmed and...

Again, thanks to all. I was suitably alarmed and swapped out the 16T for an 18T. That was a very good idea. There are some serious hills around the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, it turns...
07-08-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Bklyn

I think these maps are from the same site. But...

I think these maps are from the same site. But I'm now alarmed. Maybe I'll pick up an 18T. It's a century; I don't really see myself spinning out madly on the flats, but at the same time, 48x18 is...
07-08-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Bklyn

Palu, thanks. I'm pretty stoic, and I've been...

Palu, thanks. I'm pretty stoic, and I've been commuting fixed for about 9 years now. I'm fatter these days, but even more stubborn. And Leukybear, I thought of that, but the other cog is a 16, and...
Forum: Northeast
07-08-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By Bklyn

Prouty Century Fixed

Is anybody familiar with the Prouty century in New Hampshire? I've got friends up there who invited me along. They're fit people, but bike novices, I'm pretty sure, and I'm confident I could hang...
07-08-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Bklyn

Prouty Century Fixed

Is anybody familiar with the Prouty century in New Hampshire? I've got friends up there who are doing the ride, and I was invited along. They're kind of novices, so I have no doubt I can hang with...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Bklyn

229152 Good grief. Someone did...

229152
Good grief. Someone did (http://blog.centurycycles.com/2010/04/introducingthe-bike-snuggie.html).
Forum: Commuting
12-01-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Bklyn

Wow, that's very interesting imi. Thanks for that...

Wow, that's very interesting imi. Thanks for that insight.
And it's a fixed gear, so I'm not worried about shifter cables. But I have noticed that the front brake squeals INSANELY. It's like having...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Bklyn

Outdoor Storage in Winter OK?

So I have moved recently. I no longer have access to a basement, but I have a large and secure deck to store my bikes. However! Yesterday I pulled the bike out to ride in to work, and the frame...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-09, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By Bklyn

Can't ... Unclip..! *clatter, clatter*

It's always safe to assume user error in the no-speed clipless fall. But I've been riding clipless for years now, and I think what I'm dealing with is equipment failure. I'm just not sure where the...
07-31-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,071
Posted By Bklyn

This has been proved somewhere (I can't find it),...

This has been proved somewhere (I can't find it), but from experience I know it to be true:
A fixed-gear drivetrain has a distinct advantage on hills. Your cranks are coming around behind you,...
07-29-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By Bklyn

Try these...

Try these (http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/wheels1.html#630): Very good for the money. I owned a pair.
However. If I had to do it again? I'd get a decent set of 700c (and a long-reach front brake);...
07-29-09, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,747
Posted By Bklyn

Wondering if you have any insight in the...

Wondering if you have any insight in the differences among the various Mavic rims — Open Pro vs. cxp22 vs. Open Sport.

I'm willing to spend $150 -$175 for a good rear wheel that will last a few...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 43,658
Posted By Bklyn

Thanks very much for the invite. I'm heading out...

Thanks very much for the invite. I'm heading out a little later, picking up a friend in Manhattan. Maybe we'll cross paths on your way back. I'll be the guy with the 1988 blue steel Atala; my buddy...
Forum: Northeast
07-17-09, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 43,658
Posted By Bklyn

Hey. I haven't been on these boards for a while,...

Hey. I haven't been on these boards for a while, but my riding buddy suddenly fell through, and this is a rare weekend when my three kids and my wife are away. Thinking of heading up to Nyack from...
06-04-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Bklyn

I don't know, that saddle looks perfectly good to...

I don't know, that saddle looks perfectly good to me. Ride it a little and it will look good. Use natural (as in "no color") shoe polish.
But if you're hoping to make money on eBay, well, they're...
06-04-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By Bklyn

I did say, in the PS. They're Ofmega Super...

I did say, in the PS.
They're Ofmega Super Competitzione cranks.
06-04-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By Bklyn

I have to worry about the thickness of the bottom...

I have to worry about the thickness of the bottom bracket cups? I didn't buy a Ferrari! It's a bike!

As for the spindle problem, there doesn't seem to be one. The bb in there now seems to work...
06-03-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By Bklyn

Italian Bottom Bracket? (1988 Atala)

Short story: Will any 70 mm Italian-threaded bottom bracket fit a 1988 Atala? I have two chainrings, and the bb that was in there (a kind of budget Shimano) seemed to keep the chainrings too close to...
05-06-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Bklyn

27" Wheels in a Modern Frame?

My 80s Fuji frame finally cracked. I had converted it to a fixed gear using 27" wheels. So I'm looking for a replacement frame that will accommodate these slightly larger wheels.
While I'd love to...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-08, 12:27 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,686
Posted By Bklyn

Mind if I dredge this thread up again? Chainlove...

Mind if I dredge this thread up again? Chainlove has been offering the Vega pretty frequently, if you look. And I picked one up for around $80, if I remember. And then last night — kaboom. Launched...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 50,264
Posted By Bklyn

For what it's worth, this post is more than two...

For what it's worth, this post is more than two years old, and I've since abandoned the mustache bars. What people say about drop bars, it turns out, is true: they are completely versatile and offer...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 935
Posted By Bklyn

All excellent advice. In the interest of easing...

All excellent advice. In the interest of easing back in, I ran this morning with my 6-year-old. (I know, but he's not your ordinary 6-year-old; we did about 3/4 of a mile.) I was immediately reminded...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 935
Posted By Bklyn

A five-mile run three days a week was my workout...

A five-mile run three days a week was my workout before I started commuting three years ago. It's a very good workout, keeps you lean and gives you tons of energy. And it's also a very different sort...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 935
Posted By Bklyn

Well, I could see why you'd say that, but I...

Well, I could see why you'd say that, but I actually haul äss all the way to work and back. It's my workout first and foremost. But 40 minutes on a bike does not equal 40 minutes of running — not...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 935
Posted By Bklyn

Possible to Run AND Commute?

Heresy, I know, but even riding an hour and a half a day to work and back isn't the same kind of exercise that running is.
But is it possible to run 5 miles three times a week and still commute...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,905
Posted By Bklyn

That's a recipe for a riot!

That's a recipe for a riot!
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By Bklyn

I don't think it's a safety issue. But I noticed...

I don't think it's a safety issue. But I noticed a marked difference after the wheels were trued. It felt as if I had been riding on a dirt road and then suddenly hit the velodrome. I was surprised.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By Bklyn

I'm a little ashamed that I don't true my own...

I'm a little ashamed that I don't true my own wheels. I once did a ride with a poor guy whose rear wheel kept going out of true. For better or worse, he had recently taken a free Times Up! class on...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By Bklyn

True dat.

I see it all the time as I pass these guys struggling up the Manhattan Bridge. Rear wheel completely out of true; it's so crooked, you can almost hear it wobble. But I never say anything — I don't...
08-27-08, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Bklyn

Thanks to all your advice. Wow. What a...

Thanks to all your advice. Wow. What a difference. I should have done that a long time ago.
08-21-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Bklyn

Thank you, Doug. But...a noodle?

Thank you, Doug. But...a noodle?
08-21-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Bklyn

Aero Levers with Centerpulls?

Many people have told me that aero levers are far superior to nonaero levers. So I ordered what appear to be the perfect set for fixed gear bikes, the Tektro R200A. ...
08-07-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Bklyn

It hasn't? According to whom? And — no offense,...

It hasn't? According to whom?
And — no offense, citizen of Atlantic Beach, Fla. — why do you care?
08-07-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Bklyn

This is not logical. Where are these people...

This is not logical. Where are these people driving from that they'll park their cars at 61st street rather than near their homes -- and then, what, take the subway? Walk? When they could have taken...
08-01-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,006
Posted By Bklyn

Calling it at 3:06 pm EST. ...

Calling it at 3:06 pm EST.
TROLL.http://www.salagir.com/gfx/troll-web.jpg
08-01-08, 09:30 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,006
Posted By Bklyn

OK. This thread has completely devolved. You're...

OK. This thread has completely devolved. You're not talking about the issue anymore, Roy. YOU have made this a class-war argument. If you define yourself as On the Side of Law, that's fine....
07-31-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,006
Posted By Bklyn

Whose movement? I don't think the comparisons...

Whose movement? I don't think the comparisons were made by anyone in Critical Mass.
Anyway, I like the back and forth here. I think it's accurate to portray CM as a descendant of the Civil Rights...
07-30-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,006
Posted By Bklyn

Genec, thank you. Seriously, buddy, why would...

Genec, thank you.
Seriously, buddy, why would you post something like that? (And I can assume that by bolding the word disobedience you were trying to establish some kind of deeper truth to the...
07-29-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,646
Posted By Bklyn

Büll****.

Büll****.
07-29-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,006
Posted By Bklyn

How anyone can look at this video and see...

How anyone can look at this video and see anything but a cop who is fed up with all these jackass cyclists just snapping and taking one out is beyond me. Even this ex-cop has no doubts...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,897
Posted By Bklyn

I agree in principle, but I don't think this is...

I agree in principle, but I don't think this is the same thing, quite. This isn't like Kyoto emission credits, which are finite and can be purchased only from those nations who don't use them. (The...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,897
Posted By Bklyn

I don't want to derail the thread either. And...

I don't want to derail the thread either. And jittery, you've been quite civil in our disagreement, and I appreciate that.
But there is simply NOT tons of proof of this.
You have provided just...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 11:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,897
Posted By Bklyn

I'm sorry, but your "facts galore" amounts a link...

I'm sorry, but your "facts galore" amounts a link to a single Business Week column, written by a guy whose stated premise is to play "gotcha" with outspoken environmentalists? And the primary source...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By Bklyn

The trip through Carroll Gardens/Boerum Hill is 5...

The trip through Carroll Gardens/Boerum Hill is 5 miles of bike lanes in the door zone. You have to be really vigilant.

I found this to be the fastest, most direct route.
From the Grand Army...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,445
Posted By Bklyn

Can we make a distinction here? The police...

Can we make a distinction here?
The police cannot detain anyone who doesn't produce a government-issued ID! The police -- at least those who were not part of the Stasi -- cannot simply go around...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,445
Posted By Bklyn

I guess I don't know what I'm talking about then....

I guess I don't know what I'm talking about then. Is this a citation akin to, say, an open-container violation or jumping a turnstile or something? Seems kind of harsh to make you appear in court...
07-17-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,422
Posted By Bklyn

I have a slightly easier gear (48x16), and it...

I have a slightly easier gear (48x16), and it wasn't easy for me to get started. But have you practiced in damp grass or on gravel? Your gear won't make it easy to learn on asphalt, but once you have...
Forum: Northeast
07-15-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,445
Posted By Bklyn

This sounds like the kind of "common knowledge"...

This sounds like the kind of "common knowledge" that can never be verified and does more harm than good to perpetuate.
Believe me, I hate no one more than a delivery guy on a 90-pound MTB creaking...
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