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Bike Snob NYC
16. Mai, 15:34 Uhr

I've got a new Outside column live on the Internet, and the subject is something I know a lot about:Making an effort is like sooo tacky.Speaking of tacky, I mentioned sandals yesterday, which seems to have touched a bunion:Anonymous said...sandals are stupid. Fuck sandals. I hate them. Where is the rest of your shoe, loser! who died and made you Jesus? Spartacus called, and he wants his shoes...

Bike Snob NYC
02. Mai, 14:52 Uhr

Well, it's Bike Month, and you'll be pleased, nonplussed, or indifferent to learn that I've stopped sulking about not living in California.  I knew that would happen, because I've been through that before, and I generally find it takes about two weeks to go from "Why the hell do I live here again?" to "New York's the best and people who live in other places are stupid."  It also helps that the...

Bike Snob NYC
18. Mai, 20:28 Uhr

Hello.Putting on my smugness cap for a moment, please allow me to foist upon you my latest entry in Reclaim, the Transportation Alternatives magazine:As it happens, this very morning on my ride I watched someone in one of those douche-tastic Dodge Durango SRT "performance SUVs" complete with Blue Lives Matter sticker and rear windshield decal in the shape of an assault rifle with the word...

Bike Snob NYC
15. Mai, 15:43 Uhr

You'll be pleased to know that during a little upstate getaway this past weekend I finally found my new bicycle:It was a bargain at $2,200:Though of course I talked the shopkeeper up to three grand because buying expensive things makes me feel special.  You'll also note that it's a "signed edition," and while I have no idea by whom it was signed, this only contributes to its mystique.  Anyway,...

Bike Snob NYC
09. Mai, 12:51 Uhr

Happy Wednesday, everybody!As you may or may not know, Central Park is officially going car-free forever this summer, and this week's Outside column is all about how people started driving through it in the first place:Writing this column was easy, as it's a verbatim reproduction of the spiel I give tourists when I take them through the park in my pedicab.  (Though I left out the part about how...

Bike Snob NYC
08. Mai, 14:31 Uhr

I was perusing the Twitters when I came across this on Bill Strickland's feed:This is the professional casual upper garment of Those In The No. You have spread your peanut butter with the wrench, you remember the chamfer measurement of a proprietary square taper, or have even considered spending a fairly hefty sum on a fairly hefty cork puller, and you know.Sorry, no it's not.Sure, it's...

Bike Snob NYC
07. Mai, 14:58 Uhr

You'll no doubt be delighted to learn that it was a highly successful weekend of bicycle cycling-related exploits for both me and my assorted progeny.  First I grabbed the Renovo:And polished it with some Bona:Okay, fine, that's a lie.  I didn't polish it with the Bona, I merely took a photo of the bottle of Bona at target the other day because it sounds like "boner" and I'm about as mature as...

Bike Snob NYC
27. April, 17:36 Uhr

Hello!I'm pleased to present you with a quiz.  As always, study the item, think, and click on your answer.  If you're right you'll know, and if you're wrong you'll see an Australian children's song, or alt-pop hit, I can't quite tell which.Ride safe, ride safely, and enjoy riding safely this weekend.Safely.Love,--Wildcat Rock Machine(Shouldn't they upgrade their logo to a thru-axle already?)1)...

Bike Snob NYC
17. November, 20:14 Uhr

***UPDATE***Hey, look at that, it's the latest Outside column!Now back to our regularly scheduled post about scheduling.Okay, let's get right down to business: American Thanksgiving!Apologies for the graphic, I had to repurpose one because American Thanksgiving is so obscure.So yeah, next Thursday is American Thanksgiving, which means two things:1) Our president will pardon a turkey, even...

Bike Snob NYC
16. November, 19:30 Uhr

Please forgive my tardiness, brevity, and so forth, but you know those weeks were everything goes wrong and life in general just seems like an unmitigated disaster?Well thank goodness it hasn't been that kind of a week at all.Nevertheless, I've been rather busy, so once again I'm compelled to keep it short.  I do, however, urge you to contemplate this image:I've posted a photo of this vehicle...

Bike Snob NYC
25. April, 12:34 Uhr

As you know, I'm deep in the throes of a Midlife Fredding Crisis, which would go a long way towards explaining why my latest Outside column is about the perils of acquiring cycling fitness:Not that I've actually acquired fitness, mind you, but I do come in contact occasionally with others who have.  I did however recently lower the stem of the Renovo by one (1) centimeter, which is a sign that...

Bike Snob NYC
15. November, 12:45 Uhr

Today's post must needs be brief again as I am headed down to this thing:We're interviewing @bikesnobnyc & @BrooklynSpoke on The Upgrade. Send questions! https://t.co/oFUZb0u7kX pic.twitter.com/9ndYOCj3YM— Lifehacker (@lifehacker) November 14, 2017 I look forward to fielding many questions about why those damn bikers think the laws don't apply to them.Rest assured however that I have not...

Bike Snob NYC
14. November, 16:07 Uhr

This post will be short, because things are happening.  In fact, as I type this the Jones-ification of Ol' Piney is well underway:Actually, that's a bit of an oversimplification, since I had to temporarily cease my Jones-ifying endeavors in order to type this.  But you know what I mean.If you're just tuning in, basically what happened was that I went to install these bars last week, but the...

Bike Snob NYC
23. April, 12:44 Uhr

Alas, clearly I left Californy too early, because I missed the Sea Otter, which is where all the cool bikey media people go.  Consequently I've been forced to catch up on the latest bike tech via the Internet like the rest of you plebians, though I've already given up because reading this made my brain hurt:Most hubs that use magnets to actuate the pawls use repelling magnets that push the...

Bike Snob NYC
13. November, 19:45 Uhr

Well, I've done no rides on the wooden bike subsequent to the Outside column I shared on Friday, mostly because it was bitter cold and that's not when I want to be riding an aero bike with skinny tires.  Instead, I sought shelter in the woods and took a ride on Ol' Piney:Subsequent to my thwarted attempt last Thursday I still hope to have the bike Jones-ified by the end of this week, though...

Bike Snob NYC
19. April, 19:04 Uhr

I'm going to tell you all about L'Eroica California in painstaking detail:Just not now.I will say though that I've given a lot to cycling over the years.  Selflessly I've blogged for eleven (11) years, written four (4) books, and banged out countless articles in various periodicals, asking nothing in return except for money and adulation.  So why the hell is it that I'm still riding in the cold...

Bike Snob NYC
09. November, 18:20 Uhr

Hello, and welcome to the BSNYC Tech Beat, where we give you the low-down on all the hot new cutting-edge components:Firstly, if you're among the legions of people awaiting a report on the Jones H-Bar:Which I received last week:I have some good news, and I have some bad news.The good news is that I finally carved some time out from my busy schedule this morning in order to install them on my...

Bike Snob NYC
08. November, 17:31 Uhr

As part of my transformation into a Strava weenie I obtained a popular brand of smart watch which I use to interface with said application, or "app" as they call it in Silicone Valley.  Alas, the other day I noticed a crack in the face of my smart watch, probably caused by repeated exposure to my objectionable visage.  So I took the smart watch to the store from whence it came and they in turn...

Bike Snob NYC
17. April, 17:17 Uhr

I'm currently waiting to board a cross-country New York-bound germ tube as I type this, but my latest column ponders the question all thinking cyclists* have asked themselves at one time or another so I wanted to share it:*["Thinking cyclists" obviously excludes mountain bikers and most roadies.]On one hand we've got nifty bikes, and on the other we've got assholes in pickup trucks, so clearly...

Bike Snob NYC
16. April, 16:53 Uhr

In case you're wondering, Eroica California was a smashing success:This is my final day in the Golden State, or the Sunshine State, or whatever the hell it is they call themselves, and I will be spending it returning various bikes to various places and wondering why I live in New York.Oh, right, it's the transit system, how could I forget:RAINS INSIDE OF SUBWAY CAR; UNFAZED NEW YORKER CONTINUES...

Bike Snob NYC
06. November, 19:09 Uhr

***Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day.  Election Day means no school.  No school means I have to put on my parenting gloves.  Parenting means I won't be updating this blog tomorrow, but I'll be back on Wednesday, November 8th with regular updates.  The Bike Forecast shall continue uninterrupted.***Hello!  Let's jump right in with some bike blogging, because this is a bike blog and in these...

Bike Snob NYC
03. November, 19:17 Uhr

Sorry for the late post!  It's been an exciting morning.  Firstly, my latest Outside column is up and it explores the question of whether or not drop bars are obsolete:Spoiler alert: no, they're not, but since the Freds don't know how to use them they might as well be.Secondly, I was traipsing out of my building this morning when I bumped into the UPS guy who had a giant package (gigglechortle)...

Bike Snob NYC
02. November, 13:40 Uhr

That's right, today's post is over at the Brooks Blog, where I've finally chronicled the sub-epic ride that was the BSNYC Pre-Fondon't!Immerse yourself in its lavish photos and prose, but get your feet off of Old Man Brooks's sofa while you do.Oh, and also, look what I got in the mail yesterday:No, not the cat, but I did box her up and send her to Jones with the return shipping label they so...

Bike Snob NYC
01. November, 18:00 Uhr

Welcome to my bike blog!  Let's check right in at the tech desk, shall we?  As you'll recall, yesterday I mentioned I purchased new tires from a physical store and everything:Well, being the hard-working bike blogger that I am, immediately after launching yesterday's post into the digital ether I mounted said tires (onto my bicycle wheels, I didn't literally mount the tires) and took off for a...

Bike Snob NYC
10. April, 12:54 Uhr

Great news!So how will this affect your bike's performance?  It won't.  In fact if you can tell the difference between 10-speed and 11-speed without looking down I'll give you $100.*No, the reason this is great news is that a move past 11 means maybe people will finally stop making that Spinal Tap reference.Or maybe not:It’s the same as turning the amp dial up to ‘11’ https://t.co/j24sIfMNcR—...

Bike Snob NYC
31. Oktober, 16:17 Uhr

Good morning, and Happy Hallowed Weenus!The above photo is of course from my 2015 Hallowed Weenus posting on the Brooks Blog, and I'm pleased to report that I've officially finished curating the BSNYC Pre-Fondon't Ride post for that same publication, which means you should be able to read it just as soon as Old Man Brooks has it legally vetted.  In the meantime, here's a teaser:Remember that...

Bike Snob NYC
30. Oktober, 16:56 Uhr

You know when you step on the pedals only for your chain to snap?Well, consider this post the broken link in your week.Yes, owing to various blah blah blah and so forth today's post must be short, so I suggest you go amuse yourself over at the Bike Forecast, where you can read about the latest local media anti-bike screeds:If you've ever longed to read a detailed statistical breakdown of your...

Bike Snob NYC
27. Oktober, 20:45 Uhr

And just in time for the weekend too!Oh, and ironically, my Brompton has suspension:So there you go.Ride safe, have a great weekend, and I'll see you Monday!--Wildcat Rock Machine

Bike Snob NYC
25. Oktober, 15:22 Uhr

*Though not really because I have another blog, a column, and I'll be bloviating in person tonight so there.To Who It Might Concern,As of today I'll be signing off this blog until Monday, October 30th, at which point I will resume regular updates--however, it's more likely than not that I'll have a new column up on Outside before then, and if so rest assured I'll saunter back in to apprise you...

Bike Snob NYC
24. Oktober, 18:33 Uhr

I can't deal anymore, I just can't.First of all, read this tweet:Reviewed: The new Terrain Dynamics AIRhub. An Australian invention that brings the indoor trainer, outside. https://t.co/neXVNRbGxN pic.twitter.com/ciYWC9gqRK— CyclingTips (@cyclingtips) October 23, 2017Oh come on.  What next?  Bringing solitary bathroom masturbation to dating?  Of course, we've seen the AIRhub before, but this...

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