1. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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  2. manx_20

    manx_20 Been here awhile

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    When I used to park there it was 200/month .. that was at the beginning of last summer.

  3. Schickmeister

    Schickmeister Youngin'

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    Thanks for the info. :thumb

    I won't be commuting regularly on the bike, just on the occasional especially nice day.

    Preferably...Tuesdays.
  4. alskee750

    alskee750 Been here awhile

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  5. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    That's their "ProLine." The regular ones are made of reclaimed pot metal, sawdust, and the blood, sweat, and tears of Chinese pre-teens.

    HF is a great source for tools you just need to use once, for which there's no work around/substitute. I wish I'd have thought about it before I paid $12 at lowes for a 2 1/4" hole saw that I need to cut precisely ONE hole in the 1/2" particle board of my new bathroom cabinet/sink in order to install it. Probably could have got a SET at HF for $2.99. Then again, it wouldn't have had 2.25" only 2" and 2.5". :lol3
  6. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    I bought a pipe expander so that I could stretch the ID of the outer pipe of my Ducati exhaust prior to getting it ceramic coated. Apart from the O- Rings that hold the thing together decomposing within 30 minutes of being exposed to the atmosphere, the thing has worked surprisingly well and I've ended up using it 5-6 times. I imagine a similar tool from Craftsman, if you could find one in stock, would have been five times what I paid for it (AND the replacement O-Rings)
  7. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    insanity is not as easy as i make it look
    motorcycles are charged as motorcycles. no clue what they are trying to say with the bicycle charges. as with any bicycle , car or motorcycle rate in manhattan. it varies according to what part of town you are in. down by me they want the same price for a motorcycle as they do a car. a lot of them won't take motorcycles. some you can park a bicycle for $10 for the day others might charge you $40. best thing to do is call the number listed for the place you want and ask them.
  8. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    I'm interested in learning to weld.

    I've got to 3rd ward to check out their classes and space, and while its nice, membership is 500/month without instruction. Bit steep.

    I've sent email inquiries to the Education Alliance (they offered a course in 2011 according to their website) and Apex Technical College, though I suspect Apex is more of a full-time college course.

    Any recommendations, my friends? I just want to learn from a crafting and hobby standpoint, not looking to make a career of it.

    Thanks in advance
    George
  9. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    Just arm yourself with a welder and some patience. Stick is hard and takes practice but it's cheap to get into and it's fun and will work for all steel. You can get a used buzzbox for a hundred bucks on CL, or even less. Mine was $80.

    The most important thing is to get an auto-darkening welding helmet, apron, and welding gloves. Then, collect any metal scrap you can find and weld away!
  10. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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  11. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

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    i looked at 3rd ward as well, i think you can take the welding class without being a member. the price is 50/100 more. tell me if your planning on doing it there, maybe if two sign up together we get a discount :deal

    maybe a adv welding class
  12. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    Hey TC:

    Re 3rd ward, yes, you can take the class as a nonmember but then you only get the class hours (9 i believe) to actually practice. Still seems totally overpriced to me.

    Education Alliance confirmed they no longer offer welding, but referred me to The Art Students League http://theartstudentsleague.org/Classes/ClassSchedules/Sculpture.aspx
    They have welding classes as part of their scuplture programs, but they're full with a waiting list until may. They said they do offer summer classes, but don't have a schedule yet. Their prices look much more reasonable, and they do offer an all day saturday welding session. At 180/month that's a bargain compared to 3rd ward.

    I also came across this guy:
    http://www.michaeldanielmetal.com/classes.html
    but other than read the website, haven't looked into it further.

    I'll be starting here and figuring out which class to try soon:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210053&highlight=welding



  13. shwaz

    shwaz Buckethead Wendy

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    44th, 9/10
    it's the only legal street parking in the area. residential parking with alternate side street cleaning. it's a bit of a walk but whatcha gonna do?

    i used to park at 36th and Dyer (median strip just outside the Lincoln Tunnel) until i got a parking ticket claiming that i was on a sidewalk.
  14. Schickmeister

    Schickmeister Youngin'

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    Might have to check this out. You use a lock or anything?
  15. hitmanlol

    hitmanlol Cotor Myclist

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    hey I park on 44 too. I have a black duc monster and a spraypainted black multi with red frame.
  16. flyinscotsman

    flyinscotsman Adventurer

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    Daily 800gs -

    STAY LUCKY

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    How many NYC commuters here? I ride in 3-4 times a week from LIC on an XT225, a KLR650 before that. (I upgraded) I don’t see too many other dual sports so I was wondering who else is out there mixing it up with the evil yellow and black cars everyday.

    Karl[/QUOTE]
  17. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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  18. Ren20

    Ren20 Finding Touge

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    I am interested Ron, This is a regular sized bag?
  19. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    Yes, check the link... Big Agnes has all the specs on their page. This model is "Regular".
  20. alskee750

    alskee750 Been here awhile

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    I'm interested if he doesn't want it, I PM'd you.