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Forum: Northeast
08-19-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By noteon

Hi, guys. Thanks! I've checked out a couple of...

Hi, guys. Thanks! I've checked out a couple of those shops. I'm in Bethel--either of you nearby?
Forum: Northeast
08-14-14, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By noteon

Just moved from NYC to Fairfield County

Any of you around here?

Any rides I ought to know about? Social, or lunchtime, or…?

I stopped by Bethel Bikes, which is clearly more race-oriented than I am. Looking forward to checking out...
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Views: 6,846
Posted By noteon

Not at all. It affords people the opportunity to...

Not at all. It affords people the opportunity to live up to their names.
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Views: 6,846
Posted By noteon

That tire's got at least twelve more yards in it,...

That tire's got at least twelve more yards in it, you waster.
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Views: 6,846
Posted By noteon

I've ridden a pair of Schwalbe Ultremos down to...

I've ridden a pair of Schwalbe Ultremos down to where it wasn't just cords; it was inch-long flaps of rubber coming off and showing everything underneath. Not the world's best idea, though.

I...
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Views: 6,846
Posted By noteon

I agree. And there's not only the question of the...

I agree. And there's not only the question of the odds of flatting, but also the consequences of it. A recreational weekend rider might have to walk a couple of miles. A randonneur might blow the...
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Views: 6,846
Posted By noteon

Any time I start wondering if it's been long...

Any time I start wondering if it's been long enough, it's been long enough.

I flatted at mile zero of my first 200K of 2012, and kept flatting through the event until I ran out of tubes and patch...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,847
Views: 631,425
Posted By noteon

Same here. That's just how these bikes are. ...

Same here. That's just how these bikes are.

I have a vague memory of hearing, a few years ago, that a redesign was in consideration, but I don't know any more than that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-13, 06:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,432
Posted By noteon

I've noticed that Primo Comets are no faster than...

I've noticed that Primo Comets are no faster than Marathon Pluses, given certain standard-issue engines.
02-16-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By noteon

Again, thank you for the thoughtful and helpful...

Again, thank you for the thoughtful and helpful responses. I appreciate it very much.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,432
Posted By noteon

I'm a longtime user and big fan of the 20"...

I'm a longtime user and big fan of the 20" Marathon Plus. I have a pair on my NYC commuting folder.

60-80 P.S.I., depending on rider sluggardliness.
02-10-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By noteon

I may do one more new one (and sell it after,...

I may do one more new one (and sell it after, same as this one), just so I know how things are supposed to go together before I start encountering things that aren't put together right, but I like...
02-10-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By noteon

All useful. Thanks!

All useful. Thanks!
02-10-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By noteon

Learning bikes better by assembling a few

Hi, all,

I decided 2013 is going to be the year where I learn a lot more about bikes, besides just riding them. So I bought a stand and some tools, took a basic maintenance class, and I'm just...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18,388
Views: 3,570,187
Posted By noteon

Sunlite fork crown setting tool. Because I'm less...

Sunlite fork crown setting tool. Because I'm less smart than somebody who'd just have their local bike shop tap it in.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-13, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
Posted By noteon

Yeah. There aren't any long climbs, but there are...

Yeah. There aren't any long climbs, but there are one or two pretty steep ones.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
Posted By noteon

The OP mentioned steep climbs. There are a few in...

The OP mentioned steep climbs. There are a few in NYC, particularly in Northern Manhattan, and some even steeper ones right over the GW Bridge, where lots of NYC cyclists go.
Forum: Northeast
01-26-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,990
Posted By noteon

Works for me. Spring?

Works for me.

Spring?
Forum: Northeast
01-25-13, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,990
Posted By noteon

Actually...Hudson Greenway -> Dyckman -> Broadway...

Actually...Hudson Greenway -> Dyckman -> Broadway -> Van Cortlandt Park -> Rail trail to New Croton Reservoir is an 80-mile round trip. Tack another ten north after the reservoir, and there's a...
Forum: Northeast
01-25-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,990
Posted By noteon

Hmm. Long Island really starts getting pretty out...

Hmm. Long Island really starts getting pretty out by the Hamptons, and we'd be done before that.
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Views: 6,585
Posted By noteon

Without having asked around a lot, so this is...

Without having asked around a lot, so this is just a guess:

I suspect people used to modern saddles will initially level them the same way, which (for me, anyway) doesn't work. I'd also guess the...
Forum: Northeast
01-24-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,990
Posted By noteon

Sounds fun to me. I actually did a 200K on my...

Sounds fun to me. I actually did a 200K on my Swift last April.
Replies: 52
Views: 6,585
Posted By noteon

It probably varies some with leather stiffness...

It probably varies some with leather stiffness and rider weight. Still, at the very least, I do think it's much exaggerated.
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