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Forum: Northeast
08-09-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By wilfried

There are painted markings on the entrance ramps...

There are painted markings on the entrance ramps to saying no biking, except before 10am. True, not that clear, perhaps, but I've seen them. That said, I've ridden on the boardwalk (slowly, politely,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,250
Posted By wilfried

A Nice Story About the Designer of the Swift

And he's down to 17 frames. They're almost gone.

The Last Days of the Swift Folder (http://www.star-revue.com/the-last-days-of-the-swift-folder/#sthash.zIupirsQ.dpbs)
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,700
Posted By wilfried

The Raio looks like it could be a nice bike. Too...

The Raio looks like it could be a nice bike. Too bad it doesn't seem to be available outside of the Philippines. It's does the Brompton rear wheel under thing, though less tightly. It can take rack...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,700
Posted By wilfried

I found a USD price: $2495. I had to go to...

I found a USD price: $2495. I had to go to another review:

https://www.wired.com/review/review-tern-byb/
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,700
Posted By wilfried

What is the price? I can't find it on the...

What is the price? I can't find it on the website. Did I miss something?
Forum: Northeast
05-24-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,970
Posted By wilfried

Still waiting for the Goethals and Bayonne: ...

Still waiting for the Goethals and Bayonne:

Rogue Riders Hit Bayonne Bridge Before it Opens to Public...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By wilfried

I live on the Lower East Side, so I use this...

I live on the Lower East Side, so I use this stretch quite a bit, as a pleasant detour when coming from Chinatown or the Manhattan Bridge. The riding isn't great, wot with weird zigzags and crappy...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By wilfried

One of my go to rides is to take the Belt path...

One of my go to rides is to take the Belt path around Bay Ridge to Coney Island. If I'm so inclined, I continue on to the Rockaways. I haven't done it since the renovation; I'll have to get there...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By wilfried

This is my daily commute. Not seamless, but I...

This is my daily commute. Not seamless, but I find it rather pleasant. Better than riding the streets. 1st Ave. would be more direct, but I'd rather take Ave. C to the East River path, up to 34th St....
Forum: Commuting
05-11-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By wilfried

If you want to learn DIY bike repair, there are...

If you want to learn DIY bike repair, there are two bike co-ops in NYC where you can learn.

https://times-up.org/bike-co-op

NYC Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op ? New York City's Bike Co-op...
Forum: Northeast
04-07-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

Then I'm sorry you were hurt.

Then I'm sorry you were hurt.
Forum: Northeast
04-07-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

To be blunt, that sounds exactly like pearl...

To be blunt, that sounds exactly like pearl clutching. It's like the countless stories I've heard or read people tell of "almost" getting creamed by a bicycle, as reasons for hating bike lanes or...
Forum: Northeast
04-06-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

Good times, good times. A Fond Look Back At...

Good times, good times.

A Fond Look Back At The Hysterical Anti-Citi Bike Hysteria: Gothamist (http://gothamist.com/2018/05/25/citi_bike_fury_flashback.php)

I keenly remember that terrorists...
Forum: Northeast
04-06-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

Honestly, all this nay saying and hand wringing...

Honestly, all this nay saying and hand wringing over ebikes sounds a bit like the histrionic bikelash right before Citi Bike hit the streets. There were dire predictions of mayhem, blood running in...
Forum: Northeast
03-28-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

Maybe the worker made it unavailable because of...

Maybe the worker made it unavailable because of some problem.
Forum: Northeast
03-28-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

When the battery goes dead, the bike locks...

When the battery goes dead, the bike locks automatically when you dock, and the red and yellow lights go on. But then it shouldn't show up on the map.
Forum: Northeast
03-27-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

They're definitely popping up all over the map. ...

They're definitely popping up all over the map.

In other e-Citi Bike news:

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-citi-bike-e-bike-fire-20190326-kmvl5iwk3zbadovmwrlkydcyom-story.html

Yikes.
03-25-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 180,546
Posted By wilfried

Thanks for all your help! New tired ordered. I...

Thanks for all your help! New tired ordered. I may need your help again with the hubs. I've done them once before on the Brompton, but it's been a while...
03-20-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,518
Posted By wilfried

I spend most of the year avoiding the Greenway,...

I spend most of the year avoiding the Greenway, cause it's such a frigging madhouse. And all those barricades "protecting" us only made it worse. Heading up to Inwood, I have a nice route through the...
03-20-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,518
Posted By wilfried

I agree, bike is very often the fastest, and...

I agree, bike is very often the fastest, and pretty much always the most predictable way to get around town. The difference between a slow and fast commute is +-1 minute. I ride 10 miles up to Inwood...
03-20-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,518
Posted By wilfried

The bike share ebikes are cool, but I've also had...

The bike share ebikes are cool, but I've also had less than fun rides. They take getting used to. There was especially stop and go commute, on which pedestrians were particularly clueless and drivers...
03-19-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,518
Posted By wilfried

Maybe I just don't know any better. Close to all...

Maybe I just don't know any better. Close to all of my riding has been in the city. I can't be bothered to take a train to go somewhere just to ride. 9W does nothing for me, and it's 10 miles just to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,349
Posted By wilfried

It's a Brompton restriction, it has nothing to do...

It's a Brompton restriction, it has nothing to do with the EU. They're protecting their dealers.

I take it switching to double walled rims will require new spokes?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,349
Posted By wilfried

Yeah, you're probably right. I'll probably keep...

Yeah, you're probably right. I'll probably keep it simple. But the prospect of more gears had me intrigued. I kind of wish I had a six speed, but I got the bike from a friend for a really good price,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,349
Posted By wilfried

This is where I got very confused. I have a three...

This is where I got very confused. I have a three speed Brompton, so no derailleur. Does it make sense to run that five speed wide range hub with just one sprocket, as a simple five speed, rather...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,349
Posted By wilfried

Is this the hub you're talking about? I don't see...

Is this the hub you're talking about? I don't see that it has 2 sprockets. It will fit a Brompton?

Sturmey-Archer | RX-RF5 (http://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/rx-rf5)

Edit: I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,349
Posted By wilfried

Thanks for the input. For the record, my friend...

Thanks for the input. For the record, my friend told me to count spokes, right after I posted. And I had the sense to ask here first.

I have a 2010 Brompton, so single walled rims. How are double...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,349
Posted By wilfried

Brompton Rims?

My Brompton needs new rims, and friend is going to help me with the wheel build. This will be my first time, and it's all a bit baffling to me. My first step is to shop for rims. I know the wheels...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By wilfried

I wish I had a place to store a bike like that.

I wish I had a place to store a bike like that.
Forum: Northeast
11-29-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

Sorry, didn't mean to post twice.

Sorry, didn't mean to post twice.
Forum: Northeast
11-29-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

Big news for bike share. Is it possible Lyft will...

Big news for bike share. Is it possible Lyft will be a good thing?Citi Bike To Triple Fleet Size And Double Coverage Area in NYC...
Forum: Northeast
11-17-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

The first time I tried an ebike, the battery was...

The first time I tried an ebike, the battery was almost dead, and as I rode, I wondered, is the motor working at all? By the time I arrived the battery was totally dead. When I docked, the light...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,211
Posted By wilfried

Will this do? ...

Will this do?

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2398779

It doesn't take into account the blockage at 90th.
Forum: Northeast
07-26-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

Hmm... That's not one of the three they list as...

Hmm... That's not one of the three they list as offering the discount.
Forum: Northeast
07-26-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

You might want to consider opening an account at...

You might want to consider opening an account at one of the credit unions that offers a Citi Bank discount. I have one at the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union (I love the name, so...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

Citibank paid for paid for a sponsorship contract...

Citibank paid for paid for a sponsorship contract that runs through something like 2024, IIRC. So, depending how you define the term they did pay for "ongoing sponsorship."

It would be nice if our...
Forum: Northeast
06-30-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,770
Posted By wilfried

That's not quite true. Crashes go down when they...

That's not quite true. Crashes go down when they install protected bike lanes, on the order of 15 or 20%. The difference isn't earth-shattering, but it's not nothing either. They are less than...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By wilfried

USPS doesn't seem to know how to deliver a...

USPS doesn't seem to know how to deliver a package to a business in Midtown. If it arrives on Saturday, when the mail room is closed, they mark it "delivered," where to is entirely unclear, and the...
Forum: Northeast
06-12-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

"Membership in the bike share program is...

"Membership in the bike share program is available to all residents of 21 West End."

Interesting. This is the first I've heard of private bike share separate from Citi Bike in NYC. There's only...
Forum: Northeast
06-08-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

Here's one bit of commentary on the potential the...

Here's one bit of commentary on the potential the Motivate buyout:

Private Transport Monopolies Will Be Bad for Everybody...
Forum: Northeast
06-07-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

They don't have to kill it by taking it away,...

They don't have to kill it by taking it away, they can just let it die on the vine, or take bike share in a direction that's good for the company but not good for users. Who knows, at this point it's...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By wilfried

I got a pair of Sport-Packer Plus panniers from...

I got a pair of Sport-Packer Plus panniers from Sierra Trading Post for just over $100, which are now my daily commuting bags (well, I usually use just one). You have to keep an eye on them and get...
Forum: Northeast
06-07-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

I'm really leery of the potential buyout, and...

I'm really leery of the potential buyout, and Citi Bike becoming subsumed under Lyft's broader corporate interests. What happens when the interests of bike share clash with ride share? Motivate is...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

One story among several: Lyft Weighs...

One story among several:

Lyft Weighs Purchase of Citi Bike Operator Motivate (https://www.wired.com/story/lyft-bike-share-motivate-acquisition/)

Thoughts? I for one am not pleased at the...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

Sometimes the lock mechanism is stuck. Try...

Sometimes the lock mechanism is stuck. Try lifting the rear, or jiggling it up and down, while the light is yellow, and it might turn green. It works some of the time. If the light flashes directly...
Forum: Northeast
05-22-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

As near as I can tell, from personal experience...

As near as I can tell, from personal experience and looking at the map, the East Village and Lower East Side (where I live) are the worst parts of Manhattan for balancing issues, before the expansion...
Forum: Northeast
05-22-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,978
Posted By wilfried

I've had very few issues with bikes or stations...

I've had very few issues with bikes or stations for quite a while now. There are balancing issues, of course, but that's endemic to bike share, particularly a busy system like we have, and not easily...
Forum: Northeast
04-18-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,648
Posted By wilfried

I've ridden with him. He's a live one. I'm...

I've ridden with him. He's a live one.

I'm 51. Have a few years to go. Something to look forward to.


Stupid ass rule. I always wear my glasses under helmet straps. It's a PITA to take off...
Forum: Northeast
04-18-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,007
Posted By wilfried

I got a ticket once, but for an appearance, not...

I got a ticket once, but for an appearance, not just to pay a fine, for "reckless operation of bicycle," or some such, though the code section cited was actually for riding on the sidewalk (I was not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By wilfried

New Tire for Tern Verge?

I hit a massive pothole last night, and managed to pop the front tire, so I need a new one. I don't have a lot of experience with tires, so I was debating what kind I should get. The Tern is mostly...
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