I ride a single speed (flip flop hub) here in NYC and am at a bit of a crossroads - my bike is at the shop and the diagnosis is grim - the worn out seat post is corroded into the frame. If it doesn't come out easy the repairs might be more than the original cost of the bike. Should I strip the components off the bike and get a new frame? Or a new bike entirely? Bike fiends I'd love some tips/pointers on this one. Specific details inside... [more inside]
So I was biking home from work last night and was hit by a fence. It was very windy and a portion of the fence at Grand St. and Center St. in Manhattan blew over onto me. I'm mostly fine, a little bruised but annoyed because it tore my fancy rain jacket. I know I'm going to get a lot of IANAL responses but I wanted to see if anyone had suggestions of things I could do to possibly be remunerated for the jacket by the city.
Here's a picture of the bloodthirsty fence
after I extricated myself and my bike from it.
Any advice much appreciated.
You started biking later in life, and you did it in a big city. How did you become comfortable biking on roads with cars? I'm kind of freaked out by this. [more inside]
Where can I rent a car that seats 4 people as well as a bike rack for their bikes...in NYC? [more inside]
I got a ticket for biking on the sidewalk in NYC. What do I do next? [more inside]
I've just bought a new bike, and I'm desperate to not have this one stolen from me. I even got a foldable one so that I can bring it into my apartment, but besides a good lock (although I'd love suggestions) what other ways can I protect it (for instance, can I register it with the police?). I live in Brooklyn, NY. [more inside]
I have a ~50 miles bike ride ahead of me this Sunday
, which I've done before. However, I am completely out of shape and haven't been training much lately. What should I do to increase my chances of finishing while still having a pleasant ride and without completely destroying my Monday? [more inside]
I was cycling in Central Park this morning and got a summons for running a red light with my bike. Now what? [more inside]
Can I use the subway to cross the path of the NYC Marathon? [more inside]
Where can I find a cheap bike for a short woman in NYC? [more inside]
What's the best way to (inexpensively) ship a bike from Toronto to NYC? [more inside]
What's the best way to get across midtown Manhattan by bicycle? Looking at bike maps of the city, it seems there's no bike lanes going East-West between the lower 20s and wayy up in 90th St (on the east side) and 77th St (on the west side) Assuming I want to get across town by travelling in the 50s (or reasonably close to that), which street(s) should I take for the safest, least traffic-rife ride?
I live at the top of Central Park in New York City (my park entrance is at 110th and Lenox), and I'm thinking of either getting a bike or rollerblades to commute to my job at 23rd and Fifth (or, perhaps more accurately, to my gym at 23rd and Park, where I can shower and change). What's the most direct path through the park from top to bottom, and which streets should I take to my destination once I exit the park? [more inside]
Perfect autumn bike rides in New York's Hudson Valley. [more inside]
How can I learn NYC's street repair status? [more inside]
BrooklynBikeRouteFilter: Please help me map the best route to/from Brooklyn/Manhattan by bike. [more inside]
Help me buy a (probably used) bicycle in NYC. [more inside]
How/where can I get a Dutch-style city bike in NYC without breaking the bank? [more inside]
Headed to New York City, and looking for toddler-geared stores and bike shops. [more inside]
After thinking about it for half the summer, I am buying bikes for me and my wife. I need tips about buying a bike and also pointers on recreational biking in New York City. [more inside]
Please help me find some safe, beginner-ish bike routes that start out in Williamsburg/Greenpoint, Brooklyn. [more inside]
How to buy a cheap (less than $100) bike in NYC to learn how to ride on? [more inside]
I got hit by a car on a bicycle while carrying a laptop. Bicycle & laptop are busted, but thankfully I'm not. What do I do now, legally speaking? [more inside]
I'd like to bike around the Manhattan waterfront, starting and ending at the GWB, using the official greenway path
(pdf). My question is about those sections in red and blue: will I be biking through traffic? Having never ridden a bike through NYC traffic, am I putting myself in danger? How long would the entire thing take? Related question: has anyone ridden a bike across the GWB recently? It's legal
, though they make it sound like it's teeming with pedestrian.
How do I make my bike less attractive to thieves? (Plus, other NYC biking questions.) [more inside]