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Now we’re the “cool kids” on the block
 

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rickhardy
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 1479
Location: Needham outside of Boston - the hub of the universe

5/18/20 2:16 PM

Now we’re the “cool kids” on the block

[url] https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/nyregion/bike-shortage-coronavirus.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage[/url]

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Tom Price
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 455
Location: Rochester, NY

5/18/20 3:59 PM

I just read the article and was about to post it. I never thought there would be block long lines outside NYC bike shops.

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lrzipris
Joined: 04 Mar 2004
Posts: 500
Location: Doylestown, PA

5/18/20 6:22 PM

It may be safe to cycle in NYC these days, but around here, the drivers are starting to emerge from quarantine--and they are ANGRY!

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Jesus Saves
Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 1150
Location: South of Heaven

5/24/20 7:47 AM

My local bike shop has no more storage room for bicycle repairs**, to which there are many (good for them) They told me to check back in a week.

I also notice my local Target store is completely sold out on bikes for any age and size.

**I need to repair a Shimano Nexus 7 speed coaster brake hub. I am unsure of the exact model number, otherwise I'd do the repair (gearing and cable adjustment) myself. I got tired of trying to find a match while downloading the many(!) different Shimano Nexus service manuals from their website.

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Pino
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 165
Location: Apeldoorn - The Netherlands

5/28/20 11:20 PM

In 4th gear the yellow lines on the hub must match.

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6402
Location: Maine

6/13/20 7:54 AM

Really cool kids

My neighborhood now has a group of marauding cyclists (average age about 8, majority girls) who cruise around and are very into their bikes. They set up a little ramp for jumps, and one girl explained in detail how you had to set it up for it to work (future engineer?). And she talked about how thrilled she was when she could pedal herself. Another, who had sort of a mini fat bike, explained problems when her tire edged into a ditch. Anyway, this is really cool and I think a love for bikes may stick with them.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17797
Location: Portland, OR

6/13/20 10:01 AM

This link form a PL thread seem well placed here in this thread. ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDMdcC63Z0s&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3jcZ3Jtn8ji5YA5ZUUTa0fCcKPIcLS86xYQv8Oe1fGdJqt7g_3bZtEYWQ

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rickhardy
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 1479
Location: Needham outside of Boston - the hub of the universe

6/13/20 11:53 AM

Back to the future seeing more kids on bikes

Seeing a lot of things that have disappeared over the years. Now with no organized over scheduled kids, they are doing "kid" things like we once did. For example most afternoons a group of kids bike over to our bridge by the Charles, diving into the river and mostly hanging out together with no particular thing to do, this summer kids are just going to have to figure out how to have fun, just like we used to, and I bet they will have fonder memories of the summer of 2020 because of this....

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