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03-15-07, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By boots

Chicago people, wanna tell NYC gov'ment what biking's like in your town?

My colleague needs a few anecdotes about Chicago cycling, what it used to be like, how it's changed. If you want to share your thoughts, PM me your phone number and she'll call you for a quick...
Forum: Touring
12-08-06, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By boots

Accra, Ghana to Lagos, Nigeria

So I'm in Accra and I've got two weeks to kill at the end of the month. I have a nice ole peugeot touring bike, and I was thinking I might enjoy biking to Lagos. Anybody here ever done this trip? Any...
12-06-06, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,088
Posted By boots

december's a good month to start, plenty of...

december's a good month to start, plenty of high-paying jobs to go around until the 26th, so even a novice can make money without busting his ass.

take it slow for the first week.

treat your...
12-05-06, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By boots

what exactly is a compression strap? it sounds...

what exactly is a compression strap? it sounds high tech
12-05-06, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,694
Posted By boots

are kryptos the best these days, or does onguard...

are kryptos the best these days, or does onguard or one of the other companies do it better?
12-05-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By boots

Backpack round-up

I've decided to go back to messengering in the new year, but I'm through with shoulder-strap bags. I want a nice, big backpack that collapses enough to be an everyday bag when empty. Does this exist?...
12-04-06, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,694
Posted By boots

Are U-locks still too skimpy for NY?

I see people using them an awful lot these days. What's the deal? Has theft gone down? Have u-locks improved? Or are people just being careless?
11-29-06, 12:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,130
Posted By boots

Bikes as menaces

There is a common perception that cyclists, especially in big cities, and especially messengers and fixed gear riders, are reckless menaces. While I do not agree, I believe there is a nugget of truth...
11-29-06, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By boots

According to the Sunday Telegraph's style...

According to the Sunday Telegraph's style supplement this week, there's a magazine in Japan called Lady's Bike "devoted to pictures of girls on their bicycles." Can any of our Japanese correspondents...
11-28-06, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By boots

Is the Chrome Dually big enough for messenger work?

As compared, i.e., to a normal manhattan portage bag (like the purple Breakaway ones)
Forum: Foo
09-09-06, 09:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,584
Posted By boots

No more shants for me. From now on I wear only...

No more shants for me. From now on I wear only shlongs.
08-31-06, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By boots

Third world bike repair

Hey, I got a doozy for you guys. See if you can help me out.

I'm living in Ghana for a few months, and I bought an old Peugeot cyclocross bike. Last night I screwed it up real bad, and I need some...
08-17-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By boots

i'm stuck in madison and i miss brooklyn...

i'm stuck in madison and i miss brooklyn...
08-09-06, 06:14 PM
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Views: 457,687
Posted By boots

Have: 6 week old 53cm Pake Frame and fork...

Have: 6 week old 53cm Pake Frame and fork (www.pakebikes.com)

Want: 57cm track frame and fork of comparable quality (i.e. IRO, Fuji, maybe Pista)

Bought the Pake on impulse and now the constant...
08-09-06, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By boots

i wasn't, but they will. they'll hire anybody,...

i wasn't, but they will. they'll hire anybody, but i'm sure you know that
08-08-06, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By boots

breakaway will always hire your ass

breakaway will always hire your ass
07-20-06, 09:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,718
Posted By boots

i pledge allegiance to that's so sexual

i pledge allegiance to that's so sexual
07-20-06, 09:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,753
Posted By boots

no bike cops this morning at 9:40...

no bike cops this morning at 9:40...
07-19-06, 03:13 PM
07-18-06, 02:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,718
Posted By boots

i consider running red lights to be an essential...

i consider running red lights to be an essential safety technique for urban riding. after running a red light, and especially after sneaking through a light right after it turns red, you find...
07-18-06, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By boots

if you host a screening count me in

if you host a screening count me in
07-11-06, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By boots

Messenger Drama

Anybody heard of this?

http://www.messenger58.com/

I found it through the fringe nyc festival website. Apparently it's coming here.

Anyone seen it?
07-10-06, 03:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,211
Posted By boots

i find it much easier under certain influences

i find it much easier under certain influences
07-06-06, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By boots

clarifying that 231 w. 29th street is between 7th...

clarifying that 231 w. 29th street is between 7th and 8th is an insult to true bike messenger drummers
07-05-06, 06:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,017
Posted By boots

on thursday i carried a hipster all around...

on thursday i carried a hipster all around manhattan on my handlebars
07-05-06, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 576
Posted By boots

awesome

awesome
07-05-06, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,560
Posted By boots

i saw a roadie in full kit on the path train with...

i saw a roadie in full kit on the path train with his gmc denali. it made me real sad.
06-30-06, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By boots

ride with me mami (part 2)

Circumstances beyond my ken inspired me to attempt a teiaperigosa last night. I was out clubbing with some friends, and we were moving from the meatpacking district to hudson square. (Hold up......
06-30-06, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By boots

waxed canvas is great. i use a huge swiss army...

waxed canvas is great. i use a huge swiss army navy backpack made out of waxed canvas, and it's completely waterproof even in torrential downpours. not a messenger bag, per se, but sure does the...
06-30-06, 04:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 535
Posted By boots

BFSSFG sustainability and urban design conference?

BFSSFG sustainability and urban design conference?
06-28-06, 08:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,581
Posted By boots

also: a section on riding in lousy weather

also: a section on riding in lousy weather
06-27-06, 01:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,581
Posted By boots

i'd love to help out with any bicycle riding that...

i'd love to help out with any bicycle riding that needs to get rode
06-27-06, 08:06 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 4,013
Posted By boots

man, what'd you do now? how can msngr not be a...

man, what'd you do now? how can msngr not be a messenger?
06-27-06, 07:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 554
Posted By boots

i think the best thing to do is remind...

i think the best thing to do is remind pedestrians that the view is much, much better on the south side path.
06-27-06, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By boots

national wholesale is on bway north of houston,...

national wholesale is on bway north of houston, south of bleecker. the dvds are on a rack in the back of the ground floor, near the cosmetics.
06-26-06, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By boots

URGENT - Evel Knievel DVD NYC $1 National Wholesale

This may seem a little random to some, but trust me guys, this is important. The National Wholesale Liquidators on Broadway in Manhattan has $1 DVDs of the 1971 movie Evel Knievel starring George...
06-26-06, 04:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 554
Posted By boots

Manhattan Bridge Woes

Anybody else notice that there's some serious trouble brewing on the Manhattan Bridge these days? Last night as I was riding home I noticed what looked like a cluster of butcher's paper lying in the...
06-26-06, 03:30 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 4,013
Posted By boots

http://www.ironhorsehelmets.com/images/new/dotgerm...

http://www.ironhorsehelmets.com/images/new/dotgermanlargeint.jpg
06-26-06, 03:03 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 4,013
Posted By boots

does anybody have any leads on a name? i'm...

does anybody have any leads on a name? i'm worried.
06-26-06, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By boots

man, that sucks. you mean to say you got...

man, that sucks. you mean to say you got absolutely no bike right now? like not even a beater or old ten-speed for work?
06-26-06, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By boots

i flipped my bike running into a chain in a...

i flipped my bike running into a chain in a parking ramp once.

that sh|t is scary.
06-26-06, 09:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 984
Posted By boots

that's actually true for many messengers. i know...

that's actually true for many messengers. i know it was true for me when i was working. actually, i don't think i ever performed any bodily functions while working. strange but true. (almost)
06-24-06, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 321
Posted By boots

i smoked it all seriously

i smoked it all

seriously
06-08-06, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By boots

most bike shops have a box full of the ittybitty...

most bike shops have a box full of the ittybitty bottles of touch-up paint that come with most bikes. just ask 'em politely for some black.
06-05-06, 06:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By boots

semen, mikey. semen.

semen, mikey. semen.
06-05-06, 06:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,540
Posted By boots

the victims are always really old and decrepit

the victims are always really old and decrepit
06-02-06, 09:18 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 59,670
Posted By boots

my building would let me bring my bike inside,...

my building would let me bring my bike inside, but'd be a huge hassle. i seriously don't fret leaving it locked up outside all day, and neither should anyone else. keep everything locked up in a...
06-02-06, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By boots

is anybody from new york planning on doing this?...

is anybody from new york planning on doing this? i'd love to ride up to connecticut if there was a group a folks.
06-02-06, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,057
Posted By boots

oh man mikey's gettin all growed up. racing isn't...

oh man mikey's gettin all growed up. racing isn't a big deal unless you make it a big deal. my mom could race in an alleycat.
05-18-06, 11:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By boots

i just used to make sure that my manifest...

i just used to make sure that my manifest clipboard was vertical and centered in the back of the bag when i was riding, that did the trick. corrugated plastic sounds like it would work well too.
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