1. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    hi guys, i'm thinking of picking up a bike in putnam county, going to rent a u-haul. wondering if anyone has tie-downs i can use or know the best way to stabilize a bike in their cargo vans.

    thanks
    tom
  2. Armydad

    Armydad Prov. 3:5-6

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    What did u go to Fordham for? (besides yankee games i mean!)
  3. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    finance/econ which makes me the new daylabors of the financial age. picking up my wrenching skills doing the books at a vintage motorcycle shop in brooklyn and crappy part time IT work. really just delaying life and saving to travel.
  4. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    If you've got a vehicle with a hitch, u-haul rents a motorcycle trailer for $19 per day.
  5. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Thanks Steve. That home was always pretty awesome.

    FYI folks just to add to the list, the area of Bay Ridge south of Owl's Head Park is fairly well-lit. I wouldn't say there were any houses there that were over the top but the neighborhood is certainly festive in terms of the number of homes that had nice lighting up, and is worth a few minutes of criss-crossing.

    Sadly, Howard Beach is pretty much done. Christmas lights there have been declining over the last few years and recovering from the Hurricane Sandy seems to have sapped most of what few folks were left who might have still been interested in lighting up their homes for the holidays.

    If anyone else has anything to add, feel free. One more day to go!
  6. Detale

    Detale Been here awhile

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    What shop you working at man?
  7. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    Works engineering. Stop by and say hi to the Asian kid behind the counter.

    @wiseblood: I don't have a car either, but next time Ill go that route and borrow a car that has a hitch. I dread hauling a bike up a wooden plank
  8. 42

    42 Bokononist

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    When are you planning on going?

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  9. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Find a good hill and point the van or pick-up downhill. Drive its front wheels up onto a curb and/or planks to level the vehicle. Net effect is to reduce the elevation of the ramp and improve ground clearance at the top of the ramp. Get one friend or neighbor to help get the bike up the ramp, or hijack a passer-by. Cover the front brake so the bike can't roll backward.
  10. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    Pretty cool setup. The pickup is Done got me a cb650 nighthawk.

    P.s. u-haul is pretty expensive
  11. Detale

    Detale Been here awhile

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    Is that the place down the block from Genuine Motorworks? This summer I went to the cyclesource show/party at GM and had a blast. GREAT custom bikes there. I'm almost never in williamsburg but if I happen to be around I'll look you up man.
  12. 42

    42 Bokononist

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    Depending on when you're going, I'll drive you to get it. Just pay gas and tolls. :deal
  13. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    Yup that's us. I was at that party too, pretty creative stuff

    thanks 42, I rented a uhaul and did it this morning. My combination of a useless friend, being unprepared and a helpful inmate made it a synch.

    Thanks though. This is why I love this forum
  14. 42

    42 Bokononist

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    :doh That's me, a day late and a dollar short.:lol3
  15. Armydad

    Armydad Prov. 3:5-6

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    Better short than never! Merry Christmas to all.
  16. Ravyn

    Ravyn nubblies need to die!

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    Found a locksmith who does these new keys on the UES.
    Abbey Locksmith on 81st and 2nd. They can even code the transponder if needed.
    Merry Christmas!
  17. shwaz

    shwaz Buckethead Wendy

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    Sorry I couldn't help in time but I've used uhaul a few times and rented their trailers - i have a hitch mount on my minivan. ends up being pretty affordable. Glad to lend a hand in the future if anyone needs and I'm available.
  18. jimmycorp

    jimmycorp adventure lurker

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new to the forum and bikes in general. Grew up still live in Brooklyn and plan on using a bike for work commutes and trips.

    Just picked this '85 700S last week.
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    I'm pretty good at wrenching on cars so I hope to transition smoothly to bikes.

    As a noob, I will definitely be picking your collective brains regarding the ins and outs of having a bike in the city.

    Thanks in advance and Merry Xmas everyone.


    --Jimmy
  19. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    welcome to the aslyum jimmy, just picked up a '83 nighthawk 650, the little bro to your bike. lots to explore here on adv, tuesdays is the usual bike night at the ear inn (not so much during winter) and there's the yearly isle of manhattan day after new years ride around manhattan that you can look forward to doing.
  20. BushwickKLR

    BushwickKLR Long timer

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    Welcome to the Forum and congrats on the bike.