Tonight! Times UP!, Susan Lindell, The Ladies Program, #BikeNYC

 

 

After 8 or 8:30pm head over to the East River Bar’s outdoor patio for DIY manicures, drinks & hangin’ out. There’s even likely to be some grilling going on. Super chill way to learn about your bike, meet some awesome ladies, get fancy and start Bike Month off right!

 

In Other #BikeNYC News:

 

Tomorrow @RedLantern Bikes in Brooklyn, Streetfilms will be showing films, getting everyone amped for bike share and enjoying the cafe and event space that makes Red Lantern so much fun.

  • The corporate sponsor for Bike Share has been announced. Surprise, it’s Citi Bank = @CitiBikeNYC
  • The pricing structure for Bike Share has been announced.   –And widely criticized.
  • BikeNYC.org launched April 30 to serve as a one-stop calendar for all Bike Events in NYC, plus deals and curated content.
  • The New Amsterdam Bike Show finished it’s 2nd year and the 5Boro Bike Tour launched it’s first Bike Expo, both open to the public and featuring everything from custom bike builders, to cycling accessories, apparel, charity events and local resources.
  • NYC survives another year of 32,000+ 5boro Bike Tour participants roaming the city for a day in a uniquely New York version of what LA has done far better: wide open city streets closed off to other traffic. They call it CicLAvia (and it’s free), happens several times a year and from what I can tell is far less claustrophobic.

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3 Responses to How to fix brakes & Gears, Manicures #BikeNYC updates

  1. net100 says:

    WHAT if you dont ride a bike?_>_->-_-

  2. Mariiana says:

    Great test ride today! It was quite pleasant roillng past places I’ve never really gotten to go before. A few things, though.Positives: -There were a lot of good straight roads with multiple lanes, leaving plenty of room for our group.-Lots of good food on the way back!-This section of the area seems less explored by bike party. Nice to get out every now and then Not-so-positives:-The hilly sections I see being tough forBike Partiers. A bunch of you guys (with a few exceptions) seemed to be experienced riders with big calves on road bikes. A good portion of the night riders consists of kids on bmx bikes, cruiser people, fixie-types, car-people-who-ride-once-every-five-years, trailer-towers, and first-timers. Don’t want to lose anybody, split the group, or scare anyone off. That’s all I got! Best Saturday I’ve had in a while.

  3. Firman says:

    As mentioned, going for a entry level bike with a Sora or Tiagra grpouo is good for recreational riders that really don’t plan on heavy training or becoming more involved in the sport. The problem I see here is that you are 15; meaning you are still growing and will probably have a growth spurt. This lends itself to the problem of frame sizing (depending on how tall you are now).My suggestion for bikes:For more serious biking Trek2.1 or 2.3 (cost from 1,400$ 1,700$ Canadian) but comes with a 105/tiagra andfull 105 grpouo, respectively, with carbon fiber fork and seat stays.- Giant TCR Alliance A1 (cost 1,600$ CND) with mixed composite aluminum/carbon composite frame/fork and 105 grpouo.-Cannondale CAAD9 R5 (1,600$ CND), mixed 105/ultegra grpouo, carbon fork and top notch aluminum frame.For more recreational riding: trek 1.0 or 1.2 (1000$), sora/tiagra mix, carbon fork, aluminum frame.- Giant TCR (1200-1300$ CND) full tiagra grpouo.- Giant OCR series (800 1300) ranges from sora to 105 grpouo, but with more upright seating position and compact frame.Just have a drop by your local bike shop, and they can fit you with something reasonable. But, in my opinion, the new 105 10 speed is probably one of the best grpouos for that price range and will last you a long time. Some of my fellow club members even race with 105 and do fine. Join your local bike club and participate in events. Don’t buy a bike thinking you will upgrade it’s components, it will cost your a lot more in the end.Regards,A.

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