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09-03-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,069
Posted By Inisfallen

No, in NYC, we don't have meters on the curb...

No, in NYC, we don't have meters on the curb anymore -- V_B describes the layout pretty well.

I don't know anything about Dayton -- maybe there's a plan to replace the meters, maybe not, I don't...
09-03-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,069
Posted By Inisfallen

I'm not so quick to say it's ignorant. I ride in...

I'm not so quick to say it's ignorant. I ride in lanes just like that (but in far heavier traffic) and it seems to work pretty well. Not perfectly, of course, but it seems like a pretty good way to...
09-02-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,069
Posted By Inisfallen

Here in NYC, we have the same layout on many of...

Here in NYC, we have the same layout on many of our bike lanes, particularly the lanes on the long, north/south avenues. It works pretty well, for the most part. But there was an adjustment period,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Inisfallen

This (link below) works quite well on my Giant...

This (link below) works quite well on my Giant Halfway folding bike.

It's not pretty, but it's super-functional.

https://waldsports.com/store/front-baskets/3133-q-r-basket/
08-18-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Inisfallen

Fairly often, since I commute to and from work by...

Fairly often, since I commute to and from work by bicycle in New York City traffic.

The big one, the one that happens most often, is cars turning left across the bike path (which is the leftmost...
08-17-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,750
Posted By Inisfallen

I don't know. It happens, unfortunately, here in...

I don't know. It happens, unfortunately, here in NYC. And crime, including violent crime, is on the rise. It's a byproduct of a lot of things -- the pandemic-induced economic disruption, which had...
08-09-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

Glad to hear that's true where you live. It's...

Glad to hear that's true where you live. It's not true here.

https://abc7ny.com/7-on-your-side-investigates-e-scooters-electric-scooters-pedestrians-struck/10771051/
...
08-09-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

Knuckleheads are the reason we have to have laws,...

Knuckleheads are the reason we have to have laws, and police.
08-09-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

I'm not taking a political position here (I won't...

I'm not taking a political position here (I won't say to which party I belong, or for whom I voted), but surely we can all agree that police departments should not be policy-makers, and that those...
08-08-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

And maybe you've got good reason for that, but we...

And maybe you've got good reason for that, but we here in NYC are living in a city that's essentially unpoliced. There is no traffic enforcement, including enforcement of regulations restricting...
08-07-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

Update -- The NYPD still isn't getting...

Update --

The NYPD still isn't getting involved in policing this issue at all:

https://nypost.com/2021/08/05/scooter-jerks-break-road-rules-in-front-of-nypd-at-safe-streets-press-conference/
07-29-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

It's not just jerks with mommy's credit card. ...

It's not just jerks with mommy's credit card. For some reason, electric scooters (the standup kind) have become a fashion among the finance bros. And they buy big ones, with serious motors. Those...
07-29-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

I'm fine with Harley-Davidsons on the bike paths....

I'm fine with Harley-Davidsons on the bike paths. They can't go fast enough to be a problem. ;)
07-29-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/greenway_sign_c12be7370fe3eb2d89f931e18fbf24edd1d14efa.jpg

Here's the sign on Manhattan's west side greenway.

It is, of course,...
06-20-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Inisfallen

Thanks, Rolla and AndrewRStewart. I've...

Thanks, Rolla and AndrewRStewart.

I've applied a bit of oil (no, not WD40) to everywhere the springs meet something else.

In about an hour, I've got to go out, get to another part of Brooklyn,...
06-19-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Inisfallen

Squeaky Creaky Saddle

My saddle squeaks and creaks. It's driving me nuts.

It's a gel seat with springs -- you can see it here (https://www.selleroyal.com/en/ondina-brown).

I've checked the seatpost and the rails...
06-18-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

Well, sure. But here I am in a densely populated...

Well, sure. But here I am in a densely populated city of nine million people, built for the most part on islands (meaning that the only direction for expansion is up), into which (COVID aside)...
06-17-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

New York City explicitly bans e-bikes from the...

New York City explicitly bans e-bikes from the Manhattan waterfront greenway. The west side greenway is my standard route home from work, and I see the signs every night. I won't be back on the...
06-14-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,917
Posted By Inisfallen

I've got something very much like that, but it's...

I've got something very much like that, but it's some no-name knockoff. I've had it so long I can't remember where I got it. That, and a Park neoprene envelope-like flat kit with tire levers and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,863
Posted By Inisfallen

:lol: Sure, why not? But since you've moved to...

:lol: Sure, why not? But since you've moved to Portland, and I'm still in NYC, the logistics might be difficult. And we could probably both buy new bikes for what the shipping would cost.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,863
Posted By Inisfallen

That would be funny. But anyone much over...

That would be funny.

But anyone much over six feet (which definitely includes me) looks funny on a folding bike.

I don't care. It works for me. It's the best fit (hah!), all things...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,863
Posted By Inisfallen

I saw the thread title, and jumped in, because...

I saw the thread title, and jumped in, because I've got one of these. And then I realized it was a zombie.

It's a nice folding bike. It works for me. I use it nearly every day to commute to work...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,663
Posted By Inisfallen

This thread is funny. I spent decades riding...

This thread is funny.

I spent decades riding motorcycles, and I learned then that debating lubes is much like debating theological flash points like, say, the legitimacy of the Papacy, or...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,934
Posted By Inisfallen

Wald makes a bunch of baskets, including one...

Wald makes a bunch of baskets, including one that's functionally pretty much the same as the Cetna you mention. The Wald basket is bigger. It looks more useful to me, but YMMV, obviously.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,343
Posted By Inisfallen

I've never had a bike with tubeless tires, and...

I've never had a bike with tubeless tires, and probably never will. If patching a tubeless tire is fast and easy, that's great. Do tubeless tires require special rims, or can they mount on standard...
05-25-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

That's a line that doesn't work. Road-going...

That's a line that doesn't work. Road-going electric scooters, some capable of freeway-legal speeds, and all of which are required to be registered and insured, and possess and display license...
05-25-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

I don't really have an issue with ebikes on our...

I don't really have an issue with ebikes on our local greenways, or in our bike paths in general, if the operator is behaving responsibly (even though my sixty-whatever year old, artificially jointed...
05-25-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

I absolutely do have a problem with electric...

I absolutely do have a problem with electric vehicles going too fast, the wrong way, in the dark, without lights, in the bike paths I use just about every night.
05-24-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

Good point. Yes, I know the difference. The...

Good point. Yes, I know the difference. The delivery riders are almost always riding what you refer to as "throtte e-bikes." They're very different from the pedal assist e-bikes. They're much...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,343
Posted By Inisfallen

OK, I see. I'm sorry, I don't know...

OK, I see.

I'm sorry, I don't know anything about tubeless bike tires. I've never had a bike with tubeless tires/rims, and probably never will. I've got nothing against them, I just have no...
05-24-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,272
Posted By Inisfallen

Yes. They do it here in NYC too. Back in my...

Yes. They do it here in NYC too.

Back in my motorcycle days, we never did this when on club rides, or group rides of any kind. It's just not safe. And yet police departments everywhere still do...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,343
Posted By Inisfallen

No. Although I'm not quite sure what you mean. ...

No. Although I'm not quite sure what you mean. For your run-of-the-mill puncture, there's no need to patch the tire. Just remove whatever caused the puncture, if it's still stuck in the tire. And...
05-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,858
Posted By Inisfallen

New York City bans e-bikes on at least some of...

New York City bans e-bikes on at least some of its greenways. The Hudson River Greenway has prominent signage indicating that e-bikes are prohibited.

In the best of times, the ban isn't enforced....
Forum: Commuting
05-24-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,343
Posted By Inisfallen

See my post above. It's pretty easy to figure...

See my post above. It's pretty easy to figure out where the puncture is. Then lever the tire off the rim, just one one side, over maybe just six inches or so of the circumference of the rim. Pull...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By Inisfallen

Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,343
Posted By Inisfallen

It would be, but I think it's possible to...

It would be, but I think it's possible to overestimate the difficulty of patching a tube while it's still on the rim. It's pretty easy to find the spot where the puncture is (often whatever caused...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,343
Posted By Inisfallen

My Giant Halfway folding bike has exactly that....

My Giant Halfway folding bike has exactly that. Also, the front fork is one-legged.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bike_964e693a6fca61a9cb2f3fc2eb3b23be15059782.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-07-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,573
Posted By Inisfallen

Possibly. I don't know. I don't sweat a lot,...

Possibly. I don't know. I don't sweat a lot, actually.* But also, my commute (about 50 minutes) isn't high-effort. It could be, if I wanted to make it a workout, but I've chosen to make it a bit more...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,573
Posted By Inisfallen

This is a valid point. I've worn out the seat of...

This is a valid point. I've worn out the seat of both khakis (for work) and jeans (not work). Certainly it's a cost/comfort factor to be considered.
Forum: Commuting
05-05-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,573
Posted By Inisfallen

I totally get what you're saying. But...

I totally get what you're saying.

But there's another point of view (of course).

I've never cycled to work in anything BUT work clothes. Granted, as an IT drone, I'm not expected to wear a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By Inisfallen

Absolutely, and I'd love a Brompton. On the...

Absolutely, and I'd love a Brompton.

On the other hand, bang for buck is a factor too. I got my bike used for $100, and the basket and mounting bracket cost me about $40.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By Inisfallen

Folding Bike Cargo Solution

In a lot of ways, a folding bike is the ideal solution to my situation. It's small, and folds up and fits in a closet at home, which is a major factor when one is sharing a New York City apartment...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,481
Posted By Inisfallen

SKS fenders seem to be the industry standard....

SKS fenders seem to be the industry standard. I've got them on my bike. They look nice, they work, and they're not too heavy.

If you want something really solid, Velo Orange...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,945
Posted By Inisfallen

Bicycle commuting has a bunch of benefits and...

Bicycle commuting has a bunch of benefits and very few downsides.

Benefits include:

Cost savings. Unless you're really into expensive gear, which is fine, but it kind of negates the cost...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,945
Posted By Inisfallen

Lighten up. It was a joke, meant to let the...

Lighten up. It was a joke, meant to let the original poster know that making a fool of him/herself should be the last thing on the list of concerns. I am a tall folding bike rider, well over six...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,945
Posted By Inisfallen

Not really. Or mine isn't, anyway. The seat and...

Not really. Or mine isn't, anyway. The seat and bars extend far enough from the folded position so that I get a fairly normal seating position. My legs are fully extended at the bottom of the...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,945
Posted By Inisfallen

Funny. Really, this is the last thing you...

Funny.

Really, this is the last thing you have to worry about. A person riding a bike to work in the morning is hardly making a fool of him/herself. Some dude all dressed up in spandex and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 332,679
Posted By Inisfallen

Here's mine. Giant Halfway of unknown vintage. ...

Here's mine. Giant Halfway of unknown vintage.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bike_95207e555a37c0a50938c30bc48a5343471629bc.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,261
Posted By Inisfallen

Someone here at BF recommended Utah Trikes...

Someone here at BF recommended Utah Trikes (https://www.utahtrikes.com/) to me. I got a pair of Schwalbe Marathons there just last week.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,261
Posted By Inisfallen

I just put Schwalbe Marathon tires on my folder...

I just put Schwalbe Marathon tires on my folder (20x1.5).

I've been riding it for a couple of days now, maybe a total of 30 miles. Obviously not enough time to form an opinion as to their...
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