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02-08-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By osric

Did Electra discontinue their Amsterdam line?

I found an circa 2013 Electra Amsterdam Sport on trash day this week and got it working fine in a few minutes. I liked the ride, so I started looking to see what the retail is for a new one and...
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By osric

Great questions, since I do a lot of web surfing...

Great questions, since I do a lot of web surfing for bikes and bike parts...

Would you consider buying a bike, sight unseen (beyond pics and vids), online for a private seller?
Yes (I have in the...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,456
Posted By osric

GQ did a good roundup on this very topic:...

GQ did a good roundup on this very topic: https://www.gq.com/story/best-pants-to-bike-to-work

My favorites are a pair of Outlier (https://www.gq.com/story/outlier-pants-for-the-end-of-the-world)...
01-25-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,059
Posted By osric

Take a look at the Workcycles FR8...

Take a look at the Workcycles FR8 (http://www.workcycles.com/home-products/handmade-city-bicycles/workcycles-fr8-universal-frame-as-city-bike). It's a step-through made in the Netherlands and it's...
12-11-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,697
Posted By osric

I swear by Swrve's regular fit cordura jeans...

I swear by Swrve's regular fit cordura jeans (https://swrve.us/collections/jeans) these days. I wear them all through the winter here in Massachusetts and I haven't had any issues with crotch wear...
12-07-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,194
Posted By osric

I've been searching for cargo trailers that can...

I've been searching for cargo trailers that can handle heavy loads, and there aren't many available commercially and those that are can be rally expensive at $1k+. A lot of people hack together their...
12-17-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,642
Posted By osric

It's now been 18 months and he's completely...

It's now been 18 months and he's completely disappeared. No email replies. Never answers his phone. It's been nearly 4 months of silence from him since he last said the bike would ship. It's amazing...
08-31-18, 06:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,642
Posted By osric

Itís been over a year. How long would you wait...

Itís been over a year. How long would you wait when the seller repeatedly promises it will ship and it never does?
08-31-18, 05:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,642
Posted By osric

Being disappointed is different from never...

Being disappointed is different from never receiving something you paid for under the terms of the purchase. If Cetma actually said up front that you may or may not ever get the product, thatís a...
08-30-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,642
Posted By osric

I'm bumping this thread since it's taken a lot of...

I'm bumping this thread since it's taken a lot of googling for me to find out that there are a lot of very unhappy Cetma customers. I wish I'd found this thread and known how long this had been going...
08-30-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,942
Posted By osric

I recently stumbled across this web site: Cetma...

I recently stumbled across this web site: Cetma Rack Reviews (http://cetmarackreview.com)
Apparently there are *lots* of customers, including me, who have been scammed by him.
He recently deleted...
01-08-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,277
Posted By osric

I agree with the DIY suggestions. At first I had...

I agree with the DIY suggestions. At first I had one bike, then while it was in for repairs I acquired a second one. Then I found a nice junker cruiser that I started to work on. Then I ordered a...
Forum: Foo
09-29-17, 05:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,718
Posted By osric

Most of the boards I participate in these days...

Most of the boards I participate in these days now host their images to avoid this very problem. It's not new. Web hosts come and go all the time.
09-29-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,191
Posted By osric

I have had problems with my wrists and forearms...

I have had problems with my wrists and forearms for a couple of decades. Any kind of overuse (keyboard, mouse, cycling, texting, tennis, etc.) can cause injury, and it's different for everyone.
...
09-15-17, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By osric

I'm curious - did you ride one of the Vbikes?...

I'm curious - did you ride one of the Vbikes? They recently opened an office outside of Boston and have been putting out feelers to a lot of towns about setting up bike shares where the existing bike...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By osric

I did it the first couple of years and was fun...

I did it the first couple of years and was fun just to get on streets that aren't usually bike-friendly. It's not a race, so you may get stuck behind some people just toodling around, but it's still...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,252
Posted By osric

I get the mag as part of an advocacy group...

I get the mag as part of an advocacy group membership, and it's useless. I use it as a doormat and don't bother reading it.
08-13-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,123
Posted By osric

A friend of mine bought one of their cruisers...

A friend of mine bought one of their cruisers last year (against my advice) and he's spent more on having it repaired by his local bike shop than the bike cost. YMMV. I think it's always best to ride...
08-13-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,641
Posted By osric

Resistance bands and pull-up bars are great to...

Resistance bands and pull-up bars are great to get started at home, and they don't take up much space.
Forum: Northeast
08-13-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8,687
Views: 988,004
Posted By osric

The triangles are Yield symbols, and sometimes...

The triangles are Yield symbols, and sometimes referred to as "shark teeth." They're just starting to be used in Massachusetts.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,392
Posted By osric

I tend to throw money at lots of these kinds of...

I tend to throw money at lots of these kinds of small companies, knowing I will probably never see it back, but their prospectus doesn't even have a time frame for an exit. So I won't "invest" in...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,362
Posted By osric

I'd have to disagree with this recommendation. I...

I'd have to disagree with this recommendation. I found the Breezer's riding position to be less than upright, and the short handlebars made it uncomfortable for me (it doesn't have the swept back...
05-10-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,178
Posted By osric

Eight years ago I put a Nitto Big Back Rack...

Eight years ago I put a Nitto Big Back Rack (http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/r4m.htm) on my hybrid and it was a great investment. I've gone through a number of different kinds of panniers... Ortlieb...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-15, 05:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,362
Posted By osric

I've been looking for a local dealer for a proper...

I've been looking for a local dealer for a proper upright Dutch bike and discovered that Bicycle Belle (http://bicyclebelleboston.com) in Somerville, MA carries Workcycles and Gazelle, so I'll be...
02-15-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By osric

I'm more a fan of this type of "taxi" from...

I'm more a fan of this type of "taxi" from Christiania Bikes, though I have yet to see one in the US.
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