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Old 12-21-2012, 03:15 PM   #16021
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tie-downs

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.

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Old 12-21-2012, 03:55 PM   #16022
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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.

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What did u go to Fordham for? (besides yankee games i mean!)
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:06 PM   #16023
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What did u go to Fordham for? (besides yankee games i mean!)
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.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:25 PM   #16024
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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.

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If you've got a vehicle with a hitch, u-haul rents a motorcycle trailer for $19 per day.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #16025
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While the Garabedian house on Pelham Parkway is certainly overdone, I'm not sure it's worth the trip to Da Bronx just to see it. There's a couple of houses along Pelham with nice lights, but nothing on the scale of the Garabedian home.
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!
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:46 PM   #16026
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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.
What shop you working at man?
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:52 AM   #16027
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What shop you working at man?
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
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:15 AM   #16028
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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.

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When are you planning on going?

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Old 12-22-2012, 11:36 AM   #16029
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I dread hauling a bike up a wooden plank
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.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #16030
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When are you planning on going?

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

P.s. u-haul is pretty expensive
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:13 PM   #16031
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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
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.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #16032
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Pretty cool setup. The pickup is Done got me a cb650 nighthawk.

P.s. u-haul is pretty expensive
Depending on when you're going, I'll drive you to get it. Just pay gas and tolls.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:01 PM   #16033
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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.
Yup that's us. I was at that party too, pretty creative stuff

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Depending on when you're going, I'll drive you to get it. Just pay gas and tolls.
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
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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
That's me, a day late and a dollar short.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:30 PM   #16035
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