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Re: Bikes

Postby bels » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:59 am

How many miles and what elevation? I'm more inclined to think you're correct rather than your dad. As long as you aren't buying a total scrap heap almost anything would work for an18 minute commute
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Re: Bikes

Postby sknss » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:08 am

If it's only 20 minutes, your bike won't matter tbh. Just take it slow on the climbs and you'll get there. Cheap bikes are perfectly fine
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Re: Bikes

Postby zevolution » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:07 am

I just took my bike on a joyride from clinton hill, brooklyn to brighton beach the other day, taking coney island ave the whole way down. it was far more stressful than anything i remember about commuting and joyriding in washington, d.c. Kind of a bummer, but I'll probably do it again if I'm honest.
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Re: Bikes

Postby CMYK » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:03 pm

Finally took a "glamour" shot of my bar/grocery/commuter bike. Yes bela I know I should get fenders.

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Re: Bikes

Postby norman » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:45 pm

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need to bomb some hills, just wish i didn't have to push back up them.
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Re: Bikes

Postby iralanwitnuk » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:12 pm

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Got a bike for commuting around town.
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Re: Bikes

Postby tweefwend » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:06 pm

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new bike: Specialized Sequoia

Home for the weekend rode to the lake.
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Re: Bikes

Postby zevolution » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:14 pm

Is anyone here in a bike club? I'm in Brooklyn, and the idea of being in a community to support this habit would really appeal to me. I just ride my beater, but it'll certainly do what it needs to, and there's no reason I couldn't become a pace line racing, big-thigh guy -- in fact, I'm sort of interested in the idea.

I've looked at Five Borough Bike Club and New York Cycling club so far, but would love to hear others' thoughts.
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Re: Bikes

Postby CMYK » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:43 pm

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Re: Bikes

Postby rjbman » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:58 pm

zevolution wrote:Is anyone here in a bike club? I'm in Brooklyn, and the idea of being in a community to support this habit would really appeal to me. I just ride my beater, but it'll certainly do what it needs to, and there's no reason I couldn't become a pace line racing, big-thigh guy -- in fact, I'm sort of interested in the idea.

I've looked at Five Borough Bike Club and New York Cycling club so far, but would love to hear others' thoughts.


can't speak to bike clubs so much, but I do no-drop group rides ran by an LBS and it's been great having 1) consistent rides 2) people pushing me to ride longer / quicker. no-drop has never come up though, everyone's generally able to stick with the speed.

do you have to pay to join these clubs? if so, maybe check local bike shops first to see if you can find some group rides
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Re: Bikes

Postby AARON » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:27 pm

zevolution wrote:Is anyone here in a bike club? I'm in Brooklyn, and the idea of being in a community to support this habit would really appeal to me. I just ride my beater, but it'll certainly do what it needs to, and there's no reason I couldn't become a pace line racing, big-thigh guy -- in fact, I'm sort of interested in the idea.

I've looked at Five Borough Bike Club and New York Cycling club so far, but would love to hear others' thoughts.


As a beginner a few years ago joining my university's cycling club helped me immensely with pretty much everything from actually riding to proper bicycle maintenance, so I'd definitely recommend it if you're looking to get into the sport

Also agree with rjbman, look around at local shops to see if there are any beginner group rides nearby that can help ease you into it
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Re: Bikes

Postby bels » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:31 am

I have heard it rumoured that dickies shorts make good cycling overshorts in an urban/touring capacity. Can anyone corroborate this statement and provide recommendations on exactly which model shorts?
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Re: Bikes

Postby rjbman » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:45 pm

ok i think im good on bikes (for the near future)

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now where to keep it....
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