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08-18-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By TXChick

"Vigilante" Gluing Bike Locks in Brooklyn

“If I get the right people together, we will go down Bedford Avenue at 4 am and inject every bike lock on the strip with Krazy Glue,” said the vigilante, whom we’re calling “The Bike Crusader.”
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08-18-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By TXChick

This is my husband's question as well. We are...

This is my husband's question as well. We are intentionally watching each night so that we see if there's a progression from negative to positive. Or not.
08-17-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By TXChick

I have seen some drivers do some very crazy...

I have seen some drivers do some very crazy things--and frankly, I'm surprised there isn't an accident every ten feet.

I've also seen cyclists do some very crazy things--things that really...
08-16-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By TXChick

CBS New York - Series on "Bike Bedlam"

WCBS is doing a week-long series they're calling "Bike Bedlam." Here is a link to the first script:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/08/16/bike-bedlam-are-nyc-bicyclists-out-of-control/
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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By TXChick

Where do you keep your stuff?

I'm new to folding bikes--I have a Downtube Nova--and I'm trying to decide where to keep my stuff. I commuted on a hybrid for many years and had tools and accessories in bags on the bike or attached...
07-17-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,116
Posted By TXChick

Don't get me started on the ways children are...

Don't get me started on the ways children are coddled by parents these days. I was on my bike from sun-up to sundown all through my childhood and teen years, with NO CELL PHONE. Not only did I...
07-17-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 212,061
Posted By TXChick

Cynthia "Cindy" Whitney, 54, of Amarillo, TX died...

Cynthia "Cindy" Whitney, 54, of Amarillo, TX died on July 17, 2010. She was struck by a motorist who dropped his cell phone and was attempting to retrieve it.
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Forum: Commuting
09-06-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,274
Posted By TXChick

My Road ID has my husband's cell phone, my mom's...

My Road ID has my husband's cell phone, my mom's cell phone, my blood type and drug allergies.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,933
Posted By TXChick

STARTING OVER I don't know that much about...

STARTING OVER

I don't know that much about folding bikes (although more now than I did at the beginning) and never gave them much consideration until now. I would like to buy one.

1) I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,933
Posted By TXChick

How do you expect me to get it up and down three...

How do you expect me to get it up and down three flights of stairs and into and out of the subway.

It appears I just don't have the money to play in this folder. Forget I asked. edwong3--thank...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,933
Posted By TXChick

A video of a guy rolling a 20" bike was what...

A video of a guy rolling a 20" bike was what convinced me to go with something smaller. And don't worry, I wouldn't think of bothering anyone.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,933
Posted By TXChick

I haven't bought anything yet. I'm not going to...

I haven't bought anything yet. I'm not going to go with a 20" bike. After watching numerous videos online with people folding and carrying the 20" models, I'm just not going to do that. I'm short...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-09, 09:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,933
Posted By TXChick

After reading a few hundred posts here (not...

After reading a few hundred posts here (not kidding), I think I'm going to go with the Citizen Tokyo for a starter folder. I'm going to sleep on it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,933
Posted By TXChick

Thanks, guys! Hadn't heard of the Downtube, so...

Thanks, guys! Hadn't heard of the Downtube, so I'll check those out.

I commute eight miles each way via public trans. I'm looking for a bike that I can ride in case the trains aren't running, or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,933
Posted By TXChick

Must have a folding bike! Know nothing about them!

I've decided I must have a folding bike. I recently moved halfway across the country into a tiny apartment and the big bikes had to be left behind. We literally have no where to store a full-sized...
06-09-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,579
Posted By TXChick

Same in Texas. And I also agree with Machka....

Same in Texas.

And I also agree with Machka. I'll be the first to admit that I roll through stop signs and ride on whatever part of the street I want when I'm in a residential area with no...
Forum: BMX
06-07-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By TXChick

That's a cool bike. I hope the rust isn't...

That's a cool bike. I hope the rust isn't holding it together. :p
06-07-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,130
Posted By TXChick

It sort of reminds me of all the overweight...

It sort of reminds me of all the overweight people at my work. The stairs are right next to the elevator. (And we're only on the second floor!) At 5:00, most of the overweight people are lined up...
06-07-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By TXChick

I don't know if this is helpful or not, but a...

I don't know if this is helpful or not, but a co-worker tore his ACL back in January while playing basketball. He wore a contraption on his knee for about four months--a metal brace thing that was...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,061
Posted By TXChick

I would like to say that if you are a new cyclist...

I would like to say that if you are a new cyclist and you are intimidated by your LBS, please don't be! Just go in and look around. I think there is the wrong idea perpetuated that an LBS only...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,061
Posted By TXChick

I commuted for years on a Wal-Mart bike. ...

I commuted for years on a Wal-Mart bike. HOWEVER...I basically ended up replacing nearly every part on it. I, personally, have no problem with anyone riding any sort of bike. I think any amount...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-08, 07:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,708
Posted By TXChick

One of my co-workers began bike commuting this...

One of my co-workers began bike commuting this week. After the initial thrill wore off (for me), I asked her if she had any problems or questions. I am familiar with her route and there are a...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-08, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By TXChick

Believe it or not, I found a replacement chain...

Believe it or not, I found a replacement chain and chain tool at Wal-Mart. I figured they were both cheap enough to experiment with on the beater bike, and I had very good success!

Before I...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By TXChick

What kind of saddle do you have? Maybe you just...

What kind of saddle do you have? Maybe you just need to switch it out.

I like my legs totally extended, but I also like the saddle pointing up a bit. There's no harm in experimenting to see what...
06-03-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,771
Posted By TXChick

According to the second link posted above, there...

According to the second link posted above, there is no ordinance prohibiting the chaining of a bike to a lamppost in Grand Rapids, MI. In fact, it says this:

I think you should print out the...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,899
Posted By TXChick

Maybe they're skeert...

Maybe they're skeert...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By TXChick

Looks exactly like this one: ...

Looks exactly like this one: http://johnsvintagebikes.com/sold/74_mens_brn_suburban/index.html
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By TXChick

Yeah, the kind of lock you need is largely...

Yeah, the kind of lock you need is largely determined by where you live and where you're locking your bike. I was just making the point that these guys are using a not-very-secure method and not...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By TXChick

You guys will love this--no locks!

I work on a college campus and we have classes year-round. Today I had a meeting across the city, so I brought my car with me and ended up having to park a couple of blocks away when I returned. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,333
Posted By TXChick

I noticed a drop in traffic about a week ago. I...

I noticed a drop in traffic about a week ago. I wonder if traffic will continue to decrease or if it will increase now that school is out.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By TXChick

Thanks Andre, I'll check out that kit. :p

Thanks Andre, I'll check out that kit.


:p
Forum: Commuting
06-01-08, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,596
Posted By TXChick

After several years of traditional neti pot use,...

After several years of traditional neti pot use, I have recently started using the Neilmed squirt bottle as well. LOVE IT!

I know most people abhor the thought of water going up their nose, I...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By TXChick

I called my LBS and they won't make an...

I called my LBS and they won't make an appointment. I'll have to drop my bike off and wait 5-7 days to get it back.

I love the idea of doing it myself! I know that the yucky bike needs a new...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By TXChick

I have the crappy bike and the websites and what...

I have the crappy bike and the websites and what do I do about tools? Cone wrenches and the like...by the time I buy all the tools I could afford another bike!

Suggestions?
Forum: Commuting
05-29-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By TXChick

That is an awesome website--thank you!

That is an awesome website--thank you!
05-29-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By TXChick

Don't do it! Take a cab or better yet, get...

Don't do it! Take a cab or better yet, get someone to drive you. Someone that can help you get into the house after you're done!
05-29-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,239
Posted By TXChick

I've heard of school districts talking about...

I've heard of school districts talking about charging for bus service for students or cancelling it. Good thing school is about to be out!
Forum: Commuting
05-29-08, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,053,259
Posted By TXChick

My commute today was poopy! 40 mph...

My commute today was poopy! 40 mph winds--sustained--with gusts up to 55 and a brown sky. Half the time I was struggling in FIRST GEAR. :bang:
Forum: Commuting
05-29-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By TXChick

Cars I actually do pretty good with, repair-wise....

Cars I actually do pretty good with, repair-wise. :D

Okay, YouTube is a good idea and I'll check out Park Tools. I will also check to see about an appointment with my LBS and I remembered last...
05-29-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By TXChick

I've been to Biloxi. It was nice. :)

I've been to Biloxi. It was nice. :)
05-29-08, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By TXChick

I've been on an emailing binge lately. I...

I've been on an emailing binge lately.

I emailed Walgreen's about their lack of bike racks. The response says they don't have bike racks because "no one uses them." They say they'll consider...
05-29-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By TXChick

Oh let's see...I didn't keep a copy. I said...

Oh let's see...I didn't keep a copy.

I said something to the effect of I saw their feature on bicycle safety and while I appreciated their efforts to keep cyclists safe, one very important way of...
05-29-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By TXChick

I wrote a letter to the newspaper...

A few weeks ago they did a segment on bike safety, showing all the hand signals, blah blah blah. It occurred to me that every time the media here does a story on bicycles, it's about how to be a...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By TXChick

I'm just not that proficient with bike repair and...

I'm just not that proficient with bike repair and I don't want to jack anything up.
Forum: Commuting
05-28-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By TXChick

Ya think? :rolleyes:

Ya think? :rolleyes:
05-28-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By TXChick

It will be. Unless your ex is somehow attached...

It will be. Unless your ex is somehow attached to your bike. :eek:

Seriously...maybe try some new routes? Or bike at different times of day.
05-28-08, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By TXChick

Sorry dude. It will get better, it will just...

Sorry dude. It will get better, it will just take some time.
Forum: Commuting
05-28-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By TXChick

Tune Ups

Do you ever take your bike in for a tune-up? If so, how often? And if you do and only have one bike, like me, what do you do for commuting in the meanwhile?
Forum: Commuting
05-28-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,596
Posted By TXChick

I've had excellent results with Zyrtec over the...

I've had excellent results with Zyrtec over the years, which is now OTC--woohoo! If you're looking for something more natural, I highly recommend a neti pot (use one everyday) and you can also buy...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-08, 06:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,317
Posted By TXChick

Um...not here. :twitchy:

Um...not here. :twitchy:
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