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Forum: Living Car Free 10-13-17, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By Dahon.Steve
In terms of being carfree, the e-bike is another...

In terms of being carfree, the e-bike is another tool. If I were living in a transit poor city with little or not bus and rail service, an e-bike would be a necessity. We often look down on...
Forum: Northeast 10-07-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,850
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I had a great day today because a German couple...

I had a great day today because a German couple that were bike touring started in New York City at JFK airport and were going to Newark as their first stop. They were asking questions in Jersey City...
Forum: Living Car Free 09-27-17, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,005
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Your situation is out of the ordinary. There are...

Your situation is out of the ordinary. There are very few people who are camping to catch a train the next day!

Usually, those with bikes on trains live within 10 miles or less of the station....
Forum: Living Car Free 09-27-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Here's the problem with the Yamaha and other...

Here's the problem with the Yamaha and other electric bikes:

1. Not for apartments without elevators - If you live in an apartment, don't even think you're going to carry this heavy 60 lb bike...
Forum: Living Car Free 09-27-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,254
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Working in New York City my entire life, the only...

Working in New York City my entire life, the only people making interaction with strangers are usually the homeless asking for money! LOL. NYC is a very lonely place to be if you have no friends or...
Forum: Living Car Free 09-24-17, 07:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,323
Posted By Dahon.Steve
There are problems with creating docks for...

There are problems with creating docks for bicycles. First, the docks themselves cost a fortune to setup and maintain. You have to set aside major funds to install dozens of these docks making sure...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-24-17, 07:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,844
Posted By Dahon.Steve
+1 I went GPS years ago for the same reasons...

+1

I went GPS years ago for the same reasons you listed plus avoiding restricted highways or getting trapped by them! I was also tired of not finding road signs and wasting time looking for my...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-20-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,844
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Here's why. 1. Garmin hand held units are...

Here's why.

1. Garmin hand held units are practically indestructible - Mine have flown off the handlebar twice, crashing on the asphalt and didn't break into a million pieces like a cell phone. ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-16-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,211
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Your treatment sounds very similar to mine. ...

Your treatment sounds very similar to mine.

I did find that acupuncture worked but only for two days. I tried taping, cortisone shot, painful message technique and professional orthotics and...
Forum: Living Car Free 09-14-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,005
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I've been using trains with bikes for the past...

I've been using trains with bikes for the past 15-20 years. I noticed a lot of people having trouble using full size bikes with trains but this is where folding or collapsible bikes come to play...
Forum: Commuting 09-04-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,216
Posted By Dahon.Steve
They do add rotational weight but quite often,...

They do add rotational weight but quite often, throw off the vertical true-ness of your wheel. Having said that, I have Tuffy tire liners on my bikes that are using cheap OEM Kendra tires with no...
Forum: Commuting 09-04-17, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I've seen these and they are amazing! They are...

I've seen these and they are amazing! They are just as fast as bicycles and are very well thought out. I'm impressed and it's only a matter of time before we start seeing more of them. It really...
Forum: Commuting 09-04-17, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By Dahon.Steve
+1 I prefer direct drive (2nd gear) to be...

+1

I prefer direct drive (2nd gear) to be around 54-52 inches. That's key to setup a three speed with only 2nd gear being your primary focus since you'll spend 95% of your time there. I often...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-03-17, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,204
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Get a white helmet for the summer. Also,...

Get a white helmet for the summer. Also, Consumer Reports rated poorly helmets from Bern that weren't shaped like the tradition bubble because they lacked extra crush needed during an accident. I...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-16-17, 11:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,716
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Maybe it's New York but I"m seeing more and more...

Maybe it's New York but I"m seeing more and more people on electric skateboards. I don't know if this is a fad but I'm glad it's catching on!
Forum: Northeast 08-16-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,850
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Good for you! They really cleaned it up and...

Good for you!

They really cleaned it up and I get the feeling this thread had a lot to do with that! ;-) I found some pictures of a large group WALKING over the two bridges. They were doing...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-12-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By Dahon.Steve
The bikes themselves did not have any gears at...

The bikes themselves did not have any gears at all. They were either fixed or single speed bikes. I wonder how they locked them since none carried any kind chains? I didn't see anyone carry...
Forum: Commuting 08-10-17, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By Dahon.Steve
You take a day off and go to court to dispute the...

You take a day off and go to court to dispute the ticket. The judge then tosses them out. This happened to me three times.
Forum: Living Car Free 08-08-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,194
Posted By Dahon.Steve
WOW! That's a lot of questions. I'll try to...

WOW! That's a lot of questions. I'll try to answer them all.

1, How do you envision your ideal carfree lifestyle? Would you bike everywhere, have a mix of multimodal transportation options to...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-06-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,408
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I'm not going to critize the OPs form of...

I'm not going to critize the OPs form of transport since that's his choice. I did notice his financial situation is causing him to rethink or hold off purchasing a new expensive electric car. ...
Forum: Northeast 08-06-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,850
Posted By Dahon.Steve
[QUOTE=Ferdinand NYC;19676612]I went back there...

[QUOTE=Ferdinand NYC;19676612]I went back there today. And the path from Jersey City into Kearny is indeed much better than it was a few weeks ago.

Also, I crossed over to the south side at...
Forum: Electric Bikes 08-06-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Dahon.Steve
https://brompton.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115...

https://brompton.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004320809-Can-I-retrofit-the-electric-system-to-my-existing-Brompton-
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-30-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I saw this and it's almost $3,000 USD for this...

I saw this and it's almost $3,000 USD for this bike! It's nice but since it won't retrofit older bikes, you'll have to make your own.
Forum: Northeast 07-30-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,887
Posted By Dahon.Steve
I like taking that train and riding back to...

I like taking that train and riding back to Newark Penn station. It's too bad this line has horrible weekend service so I end up taking the train out of Hoboken during the week days.
Forum: Living Car Free 06-30-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 14,751
Posted By Dahon.Steve
Wow! The thread I created is now sixteen pages...

Wow! The thread I created is now sixteen pages long! Incredible.

It's amazing how many twists and turns the conversation changed over the weeks but that's part of the enjoyment on bike forums. ...
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