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Forum: Northeast
02-19-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

They are in fact back. Grabbed one to try it...

They are in fact back. Grabbed one to try it out. No more buttons to activate the electric assist - hop on, pedal and the assist is instant on. It feels like the assist gives out somewhere around...
Forum: Northeast
03-04-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

I tend to be cynical so keep that in mind. What...

I tend to be cynical so keep that in mind. What this looks like is a money grab by Lyft. The ebikes are "free" for annual subscribers until April 27, 2019. After that they get tagged with a $2...
Forum: Northeast
11-07-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

I too am not a fan of the nuvinci bikes. So I've...

I too am not a fan of the nuvinci bikes. So I've focused on getting a Sturmey Archer bikes. Lately many of the bikes ( of either kind ) seem to have been "repaired" such that there is apparent...
Forum: Northeast
11-07-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

So now that the nuvinci bikes have been out for a...

So now that the nuvinci bikes have been out for a while I find myself preferring the Gen 2 bikes with the Sturmey Archer 3 speeds. Both are somewhat hit or miss in terms of shifting (sturmey's that...
Forum: Northeast
09-07-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

To clarify. I was kidding about it being a...

To clarify. I was kidding about it being a prototype. This one looks like someone borrowed a citibike for a prolonged period of time and did their best to hide the fact it was a citibike. As. It's...
Forum: Northeast
09-06-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

Prototype spotted. Looks like they are dropping...

Prototype spotted. Looks like they are dropping the fenders and basket to lose weight. The new color scheme says "fast" also. I'm guessing it's a limited release for the performance oriented...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-17, 07:05 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

I recently renewed. I'm a member May 2013. I...

I recently renewed. I'm a member May 2013. I have no idea what my membership number is. For me the citibike offers a very viable alternative to the subway for a leg of my daily commute. Given the...
Forum: Northeast
06-21-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

I was searching for some news on the new bikes...

I was searching for some news on the new bikes and stumbled on this. This might explain the 2 variants of the Sturmey Archer bikes that seem to be out there.

Gothamist On Problems With New...
Forum: Northeast
06-21-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

Setting aside the CVT version which I've yet to...

Setting aside the CVT version which I've yet to see - at this time there are 3 versions out there.

1 - Old style with Shimano Nexus shifter. These are still the most common.
2 - Sturmey Archer...
02-26-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,064
Posted By flattie

Take a look at the Jamis Aurora. A few years...

Take a look at the Jamis Aurora. A few years back I bought their Jamis Bosanova (since discontinued) and I've been quite happy with it. Steel framed, disc brakes, carbon fiber fork. I weigh in...
02-07-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,849
Posted By flattie

New York City has a bikeshare program that is...

New York City has a bikeshare program that is used quite heavily. It launched in May of 2013. There is a running thread in a regional forum you can read through if you like...
Forum: Northeast
01-12-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

I logged 10 trips the week of December 7 to...

I logged 10 trips the week of December 7 to December 11. Each trip averaged around 3.75 miles and ranged between 18 and 24 minutes.

For perspective - since I became a citibike member in May 2013 I...
Forum: Northeast
01-03-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 267,396
Posted By flattie

After a few close calls on an @ 17 mile out and...

After a few close calls on an @ 17 mile out and back that took me through Island Park and Long Beach on the way to Point Lookout I've begun making the trip over to Cedar Creek Park (by car) to enjoy...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,349
Posted By flattie

Not true. The old Citibikes were shimano. The...

Not true. The old Citibikes were shimano. The new Citibikes use Strumey Archer internal gear hubs. The gearing is much better than the Shimano Nexus.

America?s Biggest Bike-Share Operator Now...
Forum: Northeast
12-31-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,013
Posted By flattie

This probably doesn't quite meet your criteria...

This probably doesn't quite meet your criteria but I will throw it out there anyway. Acadia National Park in Maine has @ 50 miles of carriage trails that are closed to motor vehicles. I've only...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,251
Posted By flattie

Check out the planet bike spok lights. I have a...

Check out the planet bike spok lights. I have a white and red, mounted with velcro to my helmet. Quite light weight. I do not rely on these as the sole means of "being seen" lights. I do like...
Forum: Northeast
10-12-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

The station map on the citibikenyc website...

The station map on the citibikenyc website updates in near real time. No special app needed - just an internet connection which I imagine most people with a smartphone have.
...
Forum: Northeast
10-11-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

Raises hand. I would be on the subway if it...

Raises hand. I would be on the subway if it weren't for citibike. It's done wonders in terms of being able to relax - both heading to work and heading home. Something piling on an already crowded...
Forum: Northeast
07-25-15, 06:19 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

Looks like the expansion of service area is going...

Looks like the expansion of service area is going to become a reality.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,239
Posted By flattie

I ride a bikeshare bike for my commute so rather...

I ride a bikeshare bike for my commute so rather than rely on the front and rear led's built into the bike frame I prefer to add lights to my helmet. This time of year I don't use them but once it's...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

So I was trying to find out which Sturmey Archer...

So I was trying to find out which Sturmey Archer hub was on the new bike and googling lead me to a PDF you can see here which is a pretty good overview of the bike that is being built by Motivate.
...
Forum: Northeast
06-17-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

My morning commute featured a new model citibike...

My morning commute featured a new model citibike today. There's some info on the citibike webpage that describes the changes ...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,855
Posted By flattie

I wear a dress shirt and pants at work. I leave...

I wear a dress shirt and pants at work. I leave my dress shoes at work and carry my work clothes in a messenger bag. If I fold my clothes carefully I find that they don't get all that wrinkled. I...
Forum: Northeast
04-03-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

So after the weekend shutdown for maintenance of...

So after the weekend shutdown for maintenance of the system it looks like they upgraded/changed the software. When I login to my account now they have some higher level summary stats that are pretty...
Forum: Northeast
07-25-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By flattie

Thanks. I saw your other thread - hope your...

Thanks. I saw your other thread - hope your shoulder is feeling better. PS - get yourself a cell phone mount for your handlebars so you can just glance down instead of fishing for something in your...
Forum: Northeast
07-25-14, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By flattie

Close call today on Brooklyn Bridge

Traveling from Brooklyn to Manhattan today I had a close call thanks to another cyclist. Coming off the bridge approaching Center Street I slowed down and stayed on the bike path that bends north...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 267,396
Posted By flattie

Sorry I should have been clear - I figured the...

Sorry I should have been clear - I figured the odds of it being someone on here were somewhere in the neighborhood of me going home with Mila Kunis and Angelina Jolie at the same time.

So please...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 267,396
Posted By flattie

So you were the guy I saw taking the right lane...

So you were the guy I saw taking the right lane of the Loop Parkway southbound from Meadowbrook to Pt Lookout today around 11am? Aerobars or not you're not maintaining 55mph. Guy had no idea how...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,987
Posted By flattie

Where is your office in Manhattan? If it's in...

Where is your office in Manhattan? If it's in Midtown have you considered taking the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn and then grabbing a Citibike to finish your commute? From Brooklyn to Midtown...
Forum: Northeast
04-01-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

Pretty neat data visualization showing use by...

Pretty neat data visualization showing use by riders with annual memberships vs. those buying a daily/short term pass. I don't know why they are so surprised to see the bikes being used by people as...
Forum: Northeast
03-10-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

Apparently someone feels the same way and figured...

Apparently someone feels the same way and figured out a way to add an electric motor to a citibike.

How It Feels to Ride an Electric Citibike...
Forum: Northeast
03-07-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

Various news outlets are suggesting a rate hike...

Various news outlets are suggesting a rate hike is coming.

http://gothamist.com/2014Despite fevered assurances that the (http://gothamist.com/2014/03/07/citi_bike_rate_increase.php)bankruptcy of...
Forum: Northeast
02-09-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By flattie

http://www.ridethecity.com Ride The City...

http://www.ridethecity.com

Ride The City offers you the choice of 3 routes when you enter a start and end point. Safer, Safe and most Direct.

The Safer route will generally try to keep you on...
Forum: Northeast
11-06-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

Bloomberg has a story about some folks who are...

Bloomberg has a story about some folks who are crowdsourcing a solution to the rebalancing problem.
...
Forum: Northeast
10-30-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

Figured I would post a quick note about...

Figured I would post a quick note about rebalancing efforts.

The past week or so I've regularly encountered a guy who apparently has been hired to specifically make sure there are empty docks at...
Forum: Northeast
10-12-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,006
Posted By flattie

I was on Ocean Parkway yesterday and there was...

I was on Ocean Parkway yesterday and there was work being done on the north side of the roadway - from the looks of it they were clearing brush and leveling the ground. This was between Tobay and...
Forum: Northeast
10-04-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

This Norman Steisel? ...

This Norman Steisel?

http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/sex-sting-nabs-ex-city-bigwig-article-1.779903

Separately I think I saw someone complain about their Trip library being blank. I...
Forum: Northeast
10-03-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

I saw two citibike riders getting summonses about...

I saw two citibike riders getting summonses about a block apart on Eighth Ave this evening near 19th Street. The officers were on mopeds. This is the 2nd time I've seen this happen on Eighth Ave -...
Forum: Northeast
09-12-13, 06:50 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

ACCOUNT SUSPENDED!! Well this morning much...

ACCOUNT SUSPENDED!!

Well this morning much to my surprise and frustration I was unable to unlock a bike. Called up and had a bad connection but heard something about "your account has been...
Forum: Northeast
09-09-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

So there definitely continue to be rebalancing...

So there definitely continue to be rebalancing issues. The other morning the dock by Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn was empty but for a lone bike with flat. That same afternoon the dock at 31st and...
Forum: Northeast
08-15-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By flattie

I saw someone on a citibike on 8th ave getting a...

I saw someone on a citibike on 8th ave getting a ticket yesterday - not sure what for. Presumably for running a red light which both pedestrians and bicyclists do at virtually every intersection...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

It's definitely inflated a bit. I'd discount...

It's definitely inflated a bit. I'd discount that by somewhere around 10 to 20% to account for docking/undocking/redocking.

For example, I've occasionally failed to get a green light indicating...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-13, 07:30 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

A co-worker and his spouse are getting the annual...

A co-worker and his spouse are getting the annual pass for this very reason. They ride a bit on some nice roadbikes that they are afraid to leave anywhere. Looks like it might definitely exceed...
Forum: Northeast
07-22-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

This was actually at the other LIRR station in...

This was actually at the other LIRR station in Brooklyn near Atlantic Terminal. Funny. I emailed customer service to let them know about the lack of bikes (also around 8am) not expecting a...
Forum: Northeast
07-22-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

The difference being: 1- If I walk to the next...

The difference being:
1- If I walk to the next subway station it's just as likely that I will have to wait for the subway there as well :)
2 - If it's 100 degrees at street level - it's an easy 10...
Forum: Northeast
07-22-13, 07:33 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

Encountered my first empty bike dock today. I...

Encountered my first empty bike dock today. I needed to walk a few blocks to the next one where I was able to proceed as usual. I don't know if it's a sign that it's becoming more popular or if...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

I'm not aware of any mass transit option that...

I'm not aware of any mass transit option that doesn't lose money FWIW. If NYC charged full freight for subway rides it would be quite a bit more expensive than $2.50 per ride. Of course there would...
Forum: Northeast
07-16-13, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By flattie

I rode over the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday morning...

I rode over the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday morning and then from the Battery up to Penn in the afternoon. The afternoon ride was definitely hot.

Both rides were courtesy of citibikes. I took...
Forum: Northeast
07-12-13, 07:47 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,491
Posted By flattie

An update of sorts. I haven't had any major...

An update of sorts. I haven't had any major issues removing or returning any bikes lately. Had some issues with the deraileur on one or two but generally a positive experience. I just checked my...
Forum: Northeast
07-11-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,179
Posted By flattie

I am on the Long Beach branch. I've seen a few...

I am on the Long Beach branch. I've seen a few folks try to board with bikes during the morning and evening commutes and the conductors universally have told them they cannot board with bikes. The...
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