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05-02-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By LongIslandCamper

New Saddle Won't Fit...

My sister-in-law has a 20 year old Raleigh hybrid with a cushiony saddle that is starting to rip so she wants a new one. I have one of those cloud saddles that I bought about 5 years ago and today I...
03-25-14, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Line of the year!

Line of the year!
03-19-14, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By LongIslandCamper

What kind of bike is it? If you're up on the...

What kind of bike is it? If you're up on the saddle then you probably don't want to be able to have both feet touch the ground anyway.
03-18-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Floor Pump For My Needs?

I've got 4 bikes and I carry mini pumps and gauges on each one for emergencies. I'm curious about floor pumps though and was wondering if there was one pump that would fit my needs.

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03-18-14, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By LongIslandCamper

My brother bought a new camping trailer at an out...

My brother bought a new camping trailer at an out of state RV show 2 years ago because it was a lot cheaper than the price here. He had some minor warranty issues after a few months and the local...
03-17-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Is the internet on computers yet?

Is the internet on computers yet?
03-17-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,046
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I had one that broke. I was about 5 or 6 and my...

I had one that broke. I was about 5 or 6 and my brother was about 12. He took the axle out one day and started swinging it over his head round and round. I wanted to try it so I walked over to him...
03-16-14, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Saddle For Sister-In-Law

My sister-in-law has a 20 year old Raleigh hybrid. She's got one of those cushioned saddles with springs but it's developed a rip and needs replacing. She doesn't do any sustained riding and only...
03-14-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,265
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I now have 4, each serving a different purpose. ...

I now have 4, each serving a different purpose.

1) Raleigh Hybrid - Used for my 5 mile commute when I feel up to it or any kind of road or bike path riding.

2) GT Mountiain Bike - Used for...
03-12-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I honestly can't say. I haven't ridden any kind...

I honestly can't say. I haven't ridden any kind of treaded bike on the road in years. I was also wearing a big sweatshirt and pants so it's not fair to compare that to my cycling clothes. lol
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03-12-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I do get a lot of strange looks when riding my...

I do get a lot of strange looks when riding my fat bike. I don't know if it's because they've never seen a fat bike or if they've never seen a grown man riding a bike in a dress.
03-12-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,080
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Not sure where you are on LI but I see a guy...

Not sure where you are on LI but I see a guy riding a recumbant along 25A in the Miller Place/Mt Sinai/Port Jeff area all the time.
03-12-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Is That A Woman's Bike?!

So I just picked up my new fat bike two nights ago and yesterday I rode it to my brother's house to show it off as he was waiting for the school bus to get his kids. My sister-in-law looks at the...
03-10-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I'm happy to report that I got my fatty about a...

I'm happy to report that I got my fatty about a month ago. I brought it in to be checked out and I had 3 issues with it.

1) Bent tooth on the big ring.
2) Chain noise on only the highest gear...
02-25-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Let's not forgot the very first 4 man bobsled...

Let's not forgot the very first 4 man bobsled team at the very first Olympic games in 700BC. Papakonstantinou, Vassiliadis, Georgiades, & Argyros set a blazing time down Mount Olympus.
02-13-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Another article making local headlines is how a...

Another article making local headlines is how a local meth head killed a cyclist a few town away from the article I listed above. That person is walking free after serving only SIX MONTHS in jail.
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02-13-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Biking Not Allowed In My County

There's a local article making its rounds through the internet this week. Someone wrote to a local politician inquiring about bike lanes and bike signs. The local politician responded by saying...
02-05-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,717
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I've got a real basic 2006 Caravan. 4 Cylinder...

I've got a real basic 2006 Caravan. 4 Cylinder and I have to physically remove the seats. I've only got about 68,000 miles on it and that's with 2 trips to Florida (probably around 6,000 miles...
01-25-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By LongIslandCamper

When I bring my bike to work the bike comes...

When I bring my bike to work the bike comes inside with me into the locker room. That's because I bike TO work. Is that a possibility for you?
01-18-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By LongIslandCamper

What Kind Of Pedals For Me?

I have a Motobecane Fat Bike on order and I'm expecting it in the next few weeks. The bike does not come with pedals so I'm looking at my options. I'm looking for suggestions for both type and...
01-15-14, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I just checked the Bikes Direct page and it...

I just checked the Bikes Direct page and it appears they moved the delivery date up by a few weeks! In fact, some people have already received them! I'm getting fat!
01-13-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Just over a month to go! I can't wait.

Just over a month to go! I can't wait.
01-12-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,150
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Bikes For Retired Parents......

Our camping parents are mid 60's. I've never seen them ride bikes before but my Mom recently expressed interest in riding a bike when camping and also possibly when at home. They're both not the...
01-01-14, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I just happy that I can finally say, "I'm getting...

I just happy that I can finally say, "I'm getting my fatty THIS year." Lol
12-26-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I just found some white platforms in my garage. ...

I just found some white platforms in my garage. Think they'll work on this?

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fat-bikes/fb4_elite_2100.jpg


If not, what color? Should I look for...
12-15-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

It's almost 3 weeks since I ordered it so I'm 3...

It's almost 3 weeks since I ordered it so I'm 3 weeks closer to getting it! :-) Of course we got about 2" of snow yesterday and I saw at least 2 fatty tire marks driving around. My local MTB club...
12-05-13, 02:00 PM
12-03-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

So I bought it a week ago. That means I'm one...

So I bought it a week ago. That means I'm one week closer to becoming fat.
12-02-13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Bike Hoist For Garage Storage....

I'm thinking about one of the bike hoist pulley systems to raise my bikes in the garage but I have a question.

Say I lower a bike and take it out riding. What happens with the empty hooks at that...
11-27-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

OK, so I just bought the 15" Motobecane Elite. I...

OK, so I just bought the 15" Motobecane Elite. I was going to go with the less expensive Comp but I really liked the black and really liked the rims on the Elite. Now I just have to wait 3 months...
11-26-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

If I do decide to get the Motobecane, my next...

If I do decide to get the Motobecane, my next order of business is getting the proper size. In fact, my sister-in-law might be buying one for my brother too. I'm 5"6' and my brother is about 5"10'....
11-25-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

In all honesty, I really don't know my ass from...

In all honesty, I really don't know my ass from my elbow when dealing with bike parts. I'm not opposed to the Walmart bike but I'd rather not go that route, especially since it's SS. So I'm looking...
11-24-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Yes, thank you. My sole purpose of this bike is...

Yes, thank you. My sole purpose of this bike is to ride on the sand at the beach. I can only assume the sand down by the water when the tide is out will be compact and fairly easy to ride. The...
11-24-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Thanks for the replies guys. This bike would...

Thanks for the replies guys.

This bike would be used basically on the sand only. The beach we camp at allows 4x4's on it so there are some deep ruts in the soft sand when going from the dunes to...
05-22-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Bike Size For 6' 220# Guy?

My sister-in-law is looking to get a bike for my brother for Father's Day. He's not a cyclist and never will be. The bike is just to ride at home with the kids and also to ride around paved...
05-22-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I'm guessing you mean this one?...

I'm guessing you mean this one? (http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Mongoose-Beast-Men-s-Oversized-All-Terrain-Bike/22861845)
05-20-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Fat Bikes?

There are two camping trailers in my family so we spend a LOT of time camping at the beach from April-October. I always bring my POS MTB along since I just use it to ride around the campground. I...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Well, here's the facebook oage I created if...

Well, here's the facebook oage I created if anyone wants to see it. 56 "likes" so far. lol

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02-20-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,191
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Thanks everyone. I actually found a bike mount...

Thanks everyone. I actually found a bike mount for the Otterbox. It very similar to the Otterbox belt clip but instead of the belt clip on the back side it has the bike mount. Here's some shots of...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Thanks guys. I don't know of any special groups,...

Thanks guys. I don't know of any special groups, but I haven't looked either. I have posted message on my local MTB forum and there is interest there.

For what it's worth, I just got an email...
01-24-12, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,631
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I was FINALLY able to take the bike out today. I...

I was FINALLY able to take the bike out today. I had only ridden it about 2 miles before my 12+ mile trip today. I choose my goto route which is pretty much a busy, 2 lane each way road for 80% of...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I created a Facebook page devoted to building...

I created a Facebook page devoted to building this path. So far I have about 2 dozen "likes" from the local riders. Do you think I should post the page on here to get more attention?

I just...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By LongIslandCamper

I have also contacted the "Rails To Trails" site...

I have also contacted the "Rails To Trails" site to see if they can help steer me. In the meantime, I've also create a facebook page with some information on this project and invited my facebook...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-12, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Struggle To Get Local Bike Path Built

I live on Long Island. It's crowded, cars zip by and many streets are narrow and windy with little shoulder. Of course we also have to contend with drivers texting, using alcohol, drugs, etc. same...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-12, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Cancel that. 50+mph winds today. Lol

Cancel that. 50+mph winds today. Lol
Forum: Commuting
01-17-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By LongIslandCamper

First Cold Weather Commute Tomorrow!

I only began getting into cycling in August with a big box store MTB. I out some miles on it and even commuted to work about 7 times during the fall. I purchased a mirror as well as head and tail...
01-14-12, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By LongIslandCamper

The ULTIMATE Bike Theft Deterrent !

I'm pretty sure that roof mounted bike won't get stolen anytime soon.
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01-11-12, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,631
Posted By LongIslandCamper

The last picture above is the hybrid I'll be...

The last picture above is the hybrid I'll be taking to work. It has a headlight and a tailight. Today I installed some more stuff. I put on the rear rack and a basket to hit the local store on the...
01-08-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,191
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Just wanted to bump this.

Just wanted to bump this.
01-08-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,437
Posted By LongIslandCamper

Maybe that's a good thing and it will attract my...

Maybe that's a good thing and it will attract my moviegoers.
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