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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,160
Posted By csi56

mirfi, nice! Are you able to drop the seat most...

mirfi, nice! Are you able to drop the seat most of the way down for folding? I was avoiding the seatpost-mounted racks because none that I found were easily moved or removed. Also, I see that you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,160
Posted By csi56

I ended up doing this: * bought an Ibera...

I ended up doing this:

* bought an Ibera rack (IB-RA14, I think) so that I could use an Ibera bag (IB-BA1, I think) on the 9FS and on my Sondors Thin.

* bought a couple of mending plates,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,160
Posted By csi56

Thanks, Yan and Charles - I'm going to pick up a...

Thanks, Yan and Charles - I'm going to pick up a standard-issue frame-mounted rack and hook it to the bottom of the shock bolt. I hadn't thought of using that attachment point. I'd better keep the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,160
Posted By csi56

Rear rack for Downtube 9FS

I have a Downtube 9FS 2014 vintage. I was thinking about adding a rear rack but the rear suspension complicates things. I think that whatever I do, the bike won't fold as well (if at all), but I'd...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 459,993
Posted By csi56

I prefer the Rixen Kaul because (1) I can attach...

I prefer the Rixen Kaul because (1) I can attach it more solidly with two bolts and (2) it's shorter than the Tern Truss. Having something sticking out off the front of your bike, unless it's very...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

You have to go from sea level to the top of the...

You have to go from sea level to the top of the moraine in Alley Pond Park, mostly through the local streets and over a distance of a couple of miles. I find it kinda tough, in my out-of-shape...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 459,993
Posted By csi56

I had been trying to solve the problem of...

I had been trying to solve the problem of carrying stuff on the front, using the frame instead of the handlebars, on my Downtube 9FS (2014). On the headtube it has two holes about 15mm apart, and I...
Forum: Northeast
07-24-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Calling this a "Long Island" ride is a stretch,...

Calling this a "Long Island" ride is a stretch, but here goes: yesterday I did about 20 miles in a loop around northeast Queens. I got out the door on my 8-year-old Trek before 7am, and was done at...
07-06-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By csi56

My only complaint about the Hilltopper (I seem to...

My only complaint about the Hilltopper (I seem to have exactly the same as Mom) is that I would have preferred a thumb switch that I don't need to hold, for those times when I'm REALLY pooped and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 459,993
Posted By csi56

Thank you, minirider, that does help. I had an...

Thank you, minirider, that does help. I had an email exchange with Yan in which he indicated that he was moving towards 30mm distance for future models, which would match the Tern. It would give us...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-16, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 459,993
Posted By csi56

(I'm cross-posting since I just spotted this...

(I'm cross-posting since I just spotted this thread and it seems a more rational place to post, rather than the new thread I started. Sorry for the clutter.)

I have a 2-year old Downtube FS9 that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 970
Posted By csi56

Tern Luggage Truss on a Downtube FS9?

I have a 2-year old Downtube FS9 that I'm quite happy with. I'd like to take my jerry-rigged bag off the handlebars to make steering a little easier, and to avoid having the bike topple over from the...
Forum: Northeast
02-19-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By csi56

I grew up near Union Turnpike and Main Street in...

I grew up near Union Turnpike and Main Street in Queens. I recall one summer day, probably '69, when my best friend, his girlfriend and I rode from our neighborhood to Plandome and back. It's only a...
Forum: Northeast
08-28-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Sunset is getting earlier and earlier so I need...

Sunset is getting earlier and earlier so I need to ride after work as often as possible, until it's too dark. On my way from work in Farmingdale to home in Queens I stopped at the Bethpage Bikeway...
Forum: Northeast
06-12-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By csi56

@Jellyjam...

@Jellyjam (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=411177): try this, roughly: Park at Flushing Meadow Park, bike east past Queens Botanical Garden, then northeast through the neighborhoods to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,986
Posted By csi56

Xhim has made his choice, but I'm surprised that...

Xhim has made his choice, but I'm surprised that no-one came on board to mention www.downtube.com (http://www.downtube.com) - Yan's 9FS is pretty solid all around, and at $499 currently, might have...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-15, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

On Sunday afternoon, after the Jones Beach air...

On Sunday afternoon, after the Jones Beach air show was over, I finally made it down to Cedar Creek area, parked north of Merrick. I was a salmon going upstream against the family traffic and the 13...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-15, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By csi56

dendawg: I'm pretty sure they put those racks in...

dendawg: I'm pretty sure they put those racks in when they did the first extension of the path a couple of years ago. It used to stop just short of the Nikon theater parking lot.
Forum: Northeast
05-19-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By csi56

That's smart. If I park at Massapequa I can ride...

That's smart. If I park at Massapequa I can ride down through the woods then west on the local streets. Park at the Wantagh and it's very short - maybe I can visit Brands Cycle if they're open. Thank...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By csi56

Bethpage Air Show - ride down from Cedar Creek?

Has anyone, in previous years, parked in or near Cedar Creek and biked down to Jones Beach for the Memorial Day airshow? I'm wondering:

1. Has parking been a problem at Cedar Creek?
2. Has...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Draft

I wish there were a "like" button on this forum. :lol:
Forum: Northeast
05-09-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

I second the Bethpage idea. Plenty of company. ...

I second the Bethpage idea. Plenty of company.

Last evening I parked near Cedar Creek and took the Papa Tom Path down to Jones Beach. Down there, the signs indicate you're allowed to ride on the...
Forum: Northeast
04-26-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Yesterday I hiked about 4 miles and today I biked...

Yesterday I hiked about 4 miles and today I biked about 12-1/2. My legs are a little wobbly.

The area of Flushing Meadow Park around the south end of Meadow Lake is fenced off, but you can still...
Forum: Northeast
03-26-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By csi56

I was initially skeptical when I read, "I am...

I was initially skeptical when I read, "I am allergic to cold..." but I googled it, and it's a real syndrome: Cold urticaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: Northeast
02-16-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,461
Posted By csi56

Perhaps that grin you saw was actually a grimace?

Perhaps that grin you saw was actually a grimace?
Forum: Northeast
12-16-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,792
Posted By csi56

As one who lives near the west end of the old...

As one who lives near the west end of the old Vanderbilt Motor Parkway and works near Bethpage, I get happy feet from the idea of a restored Vanderbilt. I'm afraid it won't happen while I'm still...
Forum: Northeast
10-30-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Remember to wear gloves and 8 layers of clothing,...

Remember to wear gloves and 8 layers of clothing, too.
Forum: Northeast
10-26-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Yesterday I did the Flushing Meadow run again,...

Yesterday I did the Flushing Meadow run again, about 12-1/2 miles. I seem to have gotten into a routine: west on the Greenway from Fresh Meadows through Kissena Park, down around Meadow Lake and back...
Forum: Northeast
10-12-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

My first visit to Forest Park this morning....

My first visit to Forest Park this morning. Unlike Flushing Meadow which is an open meadow, Forest Park is a forest, said Captain Obvious. So the shade blocked the sun pretty completely. Yes, it...
Forum: Northeast
10-08-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Nice weekend coming up, I hope. Bronxville to...

Nice weekend coming up, I hope. Bronxville to Kensico (http://nyrides.freehosting.net/hudson_valley.htm) looks good. I also spotted on the Jones Beach State Park website...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

I think they're re-doing the parking lot, but I...

I think they're re-doing the parking lot, but I didn't stick around long enough to investigate -- I was trying to cross the street without getting killed. Those didn't look like curbs on the ground,...
Forum: Northeast
09-27-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Papa Tom, I kind of did your Joe Michaels Bikeway...

Papa Tom, I kind of did your Joe Michaels Bikeway + Fort Totten ride mid-day today ( nyrides.freehosting.net/queens.htm (http://nyrides.freehosting.net/queens.htm) if posting links is allowed). I...
Forum: Northeast
09-18-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Once more with feeling at Jones Beach. This time...

Once more with feeling at Jones Beach. This time I parked at the East Bathhouse, went under the parkway and East towards Tobay, then back. A couple of things struck me: first, wouldn't it be...
Forum: Northeast
09-07-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

I must agree with Ferdinand - yes, there are...

I must agree with Ferdinand - yes, there are parts around the lake which are overgrown with reeds, but in the big picture, the museums, the zoo, the pitch-and-putt, the arboretum, all the teams on...
Forum: Northeast
09-07-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

"How's construction at the park these days?"...

"How's construction at the park these days?" There are pockets here and there, mostly easy to scoot around. On the north side of Meadow Lake they have closed a section of the lakefront near the...
Forum: Northeast
09-06-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Today in the heat and humidity I did what I seem...

Today in the heat and humidity I did what I seem to have settled on, as a routine: Fresh Meadows to Flushing Meadows and back. I found I had a slow leak in my Downtube 9FS' rear tube, and changed it...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-14, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

OK, perhaps Chrome strikes again. I see both...

OK, perhaps Chrome strikes again. I see both icons on your 7:17am post - thanks!
Forum: Northeast
08-21-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Oldnslow2 - the icon for TOB didn't post. Must've...

Oldnslow2 - the icon for TOB didn't post. Must've been sort of the upside down version of the NYS icon, eh? Or fewer fingers... or something...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By csi56

Thanks for the info, Vifam7. Anything worth...

Thanks for the info, Vifam7. Anything worth visiting nearby? Maybe I could stretch the ride a bit.
Forum: Northeast
08-20-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

I've been riding a Downtube 9FS folder lately. I...

I've been riding a Downtube 9FS folder lately. I have ridden it to Tobay from Cedar Creek once so far. If I can gather up the b**ls maybe I'll carry it through that door, buy a bag of chips (or maybe...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By csi56

Yes, Papa Tom, your site is how I found the rides...

Yes, Papa Tom, your site is how I found the rides I mentioned, along with several others. Come to think of it, it's time for me to revisit there.
Forum: Northeast
08-18-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By csi56

Suffolk: Belmont and Southards Parks?

For a short (5-10 mile round trip) ride is the "trail" between Belmont Park and Southards Pond Park in Babylon area worthwhile? I use quotes because Google Maps calls it a trail but I don't know if...
Forum: Northeast
08-18-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,046
Posted By csi56

What bothers me most on BikeForums (of all...

What bothers me most on BikeForums (of all places!) is people writing "peddling" when they mean "pedaling."
Forum: Northeast
07-29-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

People have reported the West Side Greenway to be...

People have reported the West Side Greenway to be a big chore on crowded weekends, so I'll try it when I manage to get up bright and early -- perhaps this Sunday. I'd also like to revisit the...
Forum: Northeast
07-29-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Does Queens count as Long Island? I'm really...

Does Queens count as Long Island? I'm really enjoying the late sunsets this time of year, gives me time to get out after work while it's still light. Last night I rode again down to Flushing Meadow...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

And starting in October until April, I believe,...

And starting in October until April, I believe, you can actually ride on the paths and boardwalk around Jones Beach. I have done that on a warm day in winter and it was neat, added a few interesting...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

Friday early evening I parked across from Cedar...

Friday early evening I parked across from Cedar Creek Park and rode the 18 miles all the way to Tobay and back. I might have stayed and spent some money at Tobay but the sign said that bikes were...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-14, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,750
Posted By csi56

I inferred from the sign that I was not permitted...

I inferred from the sign that I was not permitted to even walk my bike past the sign. I should have photographed it - it said something like, "Bikes are not permitted" - not "Bike riding is not...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-14, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,750
Posted By csi56

Cedar Creek to Tobay makes for a nice, quiet...

Cedar Creek to Tobay makes for a nice, quiet Friday evening ride. I would have walked my bike all the way to the concessions around the parking lot if that damned sign didn't warn me off. No, I...
Forum: Northeast
07-21-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 268,522
Posted By csi56

I thought I'd get in a couple of laps at Caumsett...

I thought I'd get in a couple of laps at Caumsett Park this evening but...

http://nysparks.com/regions/attachments/2014SummerRunSeriesRegistrationInformation.pdf

Summer Run Series: Caumsett...
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