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06-05-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By neilfein

I have a roll of library plastic for my dust...

I have a roll of library plastic for my dust jackets, it's great stuff. A roll lasts me years.
01-20-18, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By neilfein

Ski goggles are awesome. I just got a pair and I...

Ski goggles are awesome. I just got a pair and I can't believe I was riding in the cold without them for years. Combine them with a clava and your head will stay quite warm.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By neilfein

I wrote this about my first time commuting home from work

This forum got me started on riding seriously. My commute soon turned into a folding bike/train thing and I did that for years. But it all started with commuting on my old mountain bike. I hope this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,355
Posted By neilfein

I know, I noticed that too. (My post is from a...

I know, I noticed that too. (My post is from a couple years back.)

Still riding the Tikit. About to replace the rear cassette for the first time, so it's worn very well. Moving to a city soon,...
04-16-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By neilfein

Bike storage in a city apartment - let's get creative!

My family's about to move to the New York City area - within the city or very close to it. We're leaving a suburban apartment with a garage for bikes for a city apartment that'll probably have very...
02-25-17, 11:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,752
Posted By neilfein

Lose the new-parent weight. Have made a good...

Lose the new-parent weight. Have made a good start on that, need to keep it up.

Get back to riding regularly. I didn't go on a bike tour last year and didn't do that many rides more than half an...
02-25-17, 11:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,507
Posted By neilfein

Saddles are a very personal thing; you may have...

Saddles are a very personal thing; you may have to try a bunch. I'm very happy with my Brooks B-17's, have them on two of my bikes. I'd get one for the mountain bike too if I ever rode it more than a...
Forum: Touring
11-15-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,920
Posted By neilfein

Have been using WS for 8 years or so. As a...

Have been using WS for 8 years or so.

As a guest: Be courteous and polite. After all, you're in someone's home. Read their profile before contacting them, particularly about needing notice before...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By neilfein

BMX pedals on a Tikit - most fun I've had in months

I have an injury on my left foot that makes putting pressure on the same point for any length of time a problem. So off with the clips and straps, which helps - at least I'm back on the bike for...
Forum: Touring
08-10-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,823
Posted By neilfein

It's almost like we're different people with...

It's almost like we're different people with different needs from our gear. Weird! :D
Forum: Touring
08-09-16, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,823
Posted By neilfein

Certainly this is possible but it's bad design to...

Certainly this is possible but it's bad design to require the user to "get good" at installing and adjusting their product. Even though they're less elegant, I'll stick with using Kikckfix mounts for...
Forum: Touring
08-09-16, 06:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,823
Posted By neilfein

Your experience was good, and that's great, but a...

Your experience was good, and that's great, but a few minutes on google will show that many others have had the same problem: The cable gets easily crushed. Ortlieb needs to redesign this system.
Forum: Touring
08-09-16, 06:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,823
Posted By neilfein

The Ortlieb mount takes some time to install and...

The Ortlieb mount takes some time to install and is a bit of a pain, but is incredibly stable and works well. Until you have to make any sort of adjustment on the handlebars and need to temporarily...
08-04-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By neilfein

Keeping a toddler hydrated in a bike seat

I'm ramping up to take my 2yo on rides a bit longer than down the road to the park, and one thing we'll need is a way to give her water. I have a bike seat for her on the rear rack, and while the...
Forum: Touring
01-19-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,012,621
Posted By neilfein

Ah, BMX pedals. They look awesome but, to my...

Ah, BMX pedals. They look awesome but, to my knowledge, won't take clips and straps; I like having those on my touring rig. They might work on my grocery-getter, though.
Forum: Touring
01-18-16, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,012,621
Posted By neilfein

What kind of pedals are those? They're pretty...

What kind of pedals are those? They're pretty eye-catching and look like they're nice and deep. (Most platforms are far too shallow for my feet.)
Forum: Northeast
10-12-15, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,164
Posted By neilfein

Great Allegheny Passage - Pittsburgh to Boston, PA, what's the trail like?

I rode the GAP many moons ago (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=vq&page_id=78671&v=94), and the route from Pittsburgh to Boston was on-road (if memory serves, the off-road option was...
Forum: Touring
08-31-15, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,012,621
Posted By neilfein

Waiting for the train to get this tour started. ...

Waiting for the train to get this tour started.

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08-28-15, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By neilfein

Because then the touring bike won't have a...

Because then the touring bike won't have a saddle.

Agreed about slicks, those are on the short list of upgrades.
08-27-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By neilfein

Saddle suggestions for MTB with child seat

I'm, in the process of converting my mountain bike into a kid-hauler. I've added a kid seat (a Yepp Maxi) and will be getting a kickstand and probably a basket soon. I went for a ride today, and...
Forum: Touring
11-24-14, 01:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,655
Posted By neilfein

I can't speak to the REI where archfotos has...

I can't speak to the REI where archfotos has been, but the REIs by me (New Jersey) have serviced my Randonee three times and done a great job each time.
Forum: Touring
06-27-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,995
Posted By neilfein

Tubus racks are awesome, and you'll be very happy...

Tubus racks are awesome, and you'll be very happy with them. In terms of carrying water, you have a few options.

Mount bottle cages everywhere you can. Depending on the frame size, most touring...
Forum: Touring
06-27-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,941
Posted By neilfein

Well, yes. I think some people like urban touring...

Well, yes. I think some people like urban touring and some don't. It's a matter of preference, and it's a different set of skills.

I've toured in New York, Boston, Baltimore, DC, Philadelphia,...
Forum: Touring
06-27-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,941
Posted By neilfein

I rode from Boston to New York in 2010. I took a...

I rode from Boston to New York in 2010. I took a week to ride 300+ miles, and to this day that tour is one of my favorite tours - certainly my favorite I've done solo. Here's my journal on Crazyguy...
Forum: Touring
04-13-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,561
Posted By neilfein

+1 to the recommendation of the Ortlieb rollers....

+1 to the recommendation of the Ortlieb rollers. I use them with a heady-duty dry bag across the back rack for more gear. (It's more or less the same idea as the Ortlieb rack pack, just cheaper.)
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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-13, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,211
Posted By neilfein

Schwinn Loop 7-speed in Baltimore. $75 ...

Schwinn Loop 7-speed in Baltimore. $75

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/4257872940.html
Forum: Touring
09-02-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,012,621
Posted By neilfein

338225 On tour on the East Coast greenway in...

338225

On tour on the East Coast greenway in Edison, New Jersey. More pics here (https://secure.flickr.com/photos/neilfein/sets/72157635311315105/with/9635975067/).
08-31-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,712
Posted By neilfein

Ramp-up bike for cyclocross for $500 - is it possible?

A co-worker is interested in getting into triathalons and cyclocross. While he could go out and buy a brand-name cross bike, he very wisely has decided to first find something inexpensive to see if...
07-18-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By neilfein

How about a Fort Dix ride? That's not too far a...

How about a Fort Dix ride? That's not too far a drive for any of us. Lots of long, flat riding.

If people want hills, Princeton is a good area for them.

Preferences?
07-14-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By neilfein

Highland Park here, a ride would be awesome....

Highland Park here, a ride would be awesome. What's your location?
04-19-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,166
Posted By neilfein

Brooks Saddles eschew the traditional flowers and...

Brooks Saddles eschew the traditional flowers and candy. I recommend proofride for the first date.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,045
Posted By neilfein

Speak for yourself. I have them on two of my...

Speak for yourself. I have them on two of my bikes, and flats on the others. While clipless is doubtless more efficient, I find loose toe clips and straps great for distance riding. All due respect,...
03-15-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,643
Views: 148,944
Posted By neilfein

That's an amazing book! The best thing I've read...

That's an amazing book! The best thing I've read by Silverberg so far, hands down. Here's my review (http://magnificentnose.com/2011/04/13/book-review-dying-inside/) of it.
03-15-13, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,643
Views: 148,944
Posted By neilfein

Alastair Reynolds, Pushing Ice. It's a good,...

Alastair Reynolds, Pushing Ice. It's a good, near-future SF novel, that may turn into a first-contact story. More politics in it than I expected, though.
12-31-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,232
Posted By neilfein

Confirmed....

Confirmed. (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/864707-NJ-Transit-can-bikes-board-trains-at-low-level-platforms)
Forum: Northeast
12-31-12, 09:03 PM
12-30-12, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,643
Views: 148,944
Posted By neilfein

I read that years ago and loved it. You'd...

I read that years ago and loved it. You'd probably also like A Prayer for Owen Meany. I've been unable to get into anything else by John Irving, but this book is wonderful; I've read through a copy...
Forum: Northeast
12-29-12, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By neilfein

^ Great to hear! Has NJ transit documented this...

^ Great to hear! Has NJ transit documented this anywhere, or is it another "invisible" policy change?
Forum: Northeast
12-28-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By neilfein

NJ Transit - can bikes board trains at low-level platforms?

Is there still a restriction in place disallowing bikes from boarding at low-level platforms? Or has this "rule" been removed, as I've heard?
12-26-12, 04:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,232
Posted By neilfein

A good point! Keep in mind that the train...

A good point!

Keep in mind that the train is a real option for touring; you can take a loaded touring bike on it with relative ease. The biggest restriction is that you need to avoid peak hours...
Forum: Northeast
12-18-12, 02:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,309
Posted By neilfein

The hills outside Lambertville are definitely not...

The hills outside Lambertville are definitely not "nice friendly" hills. They're long and steep. And then you round a corner and there are more of them. It's a great area to ride, just be prepared...
Forum: Northeast
12-10-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,309
Posted By neilfein

Sand also likes to hide in a bike's drivetrain. I...

Sand also likes to hide in a bike's drivetrain. I lost a rear derailer near Pemberton (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1&page_id=172155&v=4O), in part because of this. Be careful and...
12-08-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,232
Posted By neilfein

I rode with chefisaac the other day, and I can...

I rode with chefisaac the other day, and I can assure you he's no wannabe-tourer who will purchase gear and let it gather dust in the garage.

Would you be grumbling like this if he had ordered a...
Forum: Touring
11-10-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,205
Posted By neilfein

I'm seeing the real site, and I was able to...

I'm seeing the real site, and I was able to successfully log in.
Forum: Touring
11-09-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,205
Posted By neilfein

You are a crappy admin, unprofessional, and you...

You are a crappy admin, unprofessional, and you are without a doubt et cetera.

Just kidding! Thanks for Crazyguy, best of luck in the new home.
Forum: Northeast
11-06-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,893
Posted By neilfein

A friend of mine got on the towpath at the Bound...

A friend of mine got on the towpath at the Bound Brook trailhead heading towards New Brunswick, but had to turn back. So I think we just have to wait and see.



I've always just gone very, very...
11-05-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 821
Posted By neilfein

Learn to enjoy the incredulousness of drivers....

Learn to enjoy the incredulousness of drivers. This is nothing compared to the attitude co-workers give to bike commuters who arrive at work on their bikes when there's a little bit of rain, let...
Forum: Southeast
11-03-12, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By neilfein

I'm sorry to say that this trip has been...

I'm sorry to say that this trip has been cancelled (not by me); thanks for all the great advice anyway! I hope I get down to the area someday.
Forum: Northeast
11-03-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,893
Posted By neilfein

The New Brunswick trailhead at Landing Lane is...

The New Brunswick trailhead at Landing Lane is nearly impassible at the moment, it's currently blocked by a large tree, fallen after Superstorm Sandy. The path itself looks to be in good shape, from...
Forum: Southeast
10-02-12, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By neilfein

Jersey boy is coming to Sarasota with a few days to kill; how's the riding?

I'll be in Sarasota for work this November for a week, and will have a few days to go riding. I'd appreciate any tips folks have about riding there.

Are the roads good to ride on, or is it best...
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