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Old 12-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #19681
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I left my bike on the street in front of my apartment for 5 hours. Result: license plate gone. Seems like the report/case number will be ready on Wednesday (oh how I look forward to the trip to the 114th) so I'll be able to go to the DMV for a new plate afterwards.

Any advice on fasteners which can be easily obtained in the city? They took those as well, and I'm planning on having something that can't be undone with fingers anymore. Seems like there's no law that requires the fasteners to be reflective, but has anyone been hassled for that?
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:40 PM   #19682
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I left my bike on the street in front of my apartment for 5 hours. Result: license plate gone. Seems like the report/case number will be ready on Wednesday (oh how I look forward to the trip to the 114th) so I'll be able to go to the DMV for a new plate afterwards.

Any advice on fasteners which can be easily obtained in the city? They took those as well, and I'm planning on having something that can't be undone with fingers anymore. Seems like there's no law that requires the fasteners to be reflective, but has anyone been hassled for that?
Truthfully just some 1/4-20 bolts with nylon locking bolts will help. Take too long to remove since you need to turn a wrench or a socket the entire time. There are other solutions, but that should be enough of a PITA to stop the casual plate thief.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:40 PM   #19683
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Go to any hardware store and buy bolts that take an Allen wrench. Not something the average crook has in his pocket.

No reflector bolts are required, although I did once have a stealership on Queens Blvd. inspecting my bike tell me I had to buy some to pass. We quickly straightened that out.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:47 PM   #19684
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:02 PM   #19685
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I left my bike on the street in front of my apartment for 5 hours. Result: license plate gone. Seems like the report/case number will be ready on Wednesday (oh how I look forward to the trip to the 114th) so I'll be able to go to the DMV for a new plate afterwards.

Any advice on fasteners which can be easily obtained in the city? They took those as well, and I'm planning on having something that can't be undone with fingers anymore. Seems like there's no law that requires the fasteners to be reflective, but has anyone been hassled for that?

Damn... I heard about people stealing plates, but I didn't think it really happened.


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Truthfully just some 1/4-20 bolts with nylon locking bolts will help. Take too long to remove since you need to turn a wrench or a socket the entire time. There are other solutions, but that should be enough of a PITA to stop the casual plate thief.
+1 to that! I got a couple nylock nuts, washers, and bolts from Home Depot. This was after having my plate fall off while riding. Now, if someone wants to spend five minutes stealing my plate, have fun.


SOME HELPFUL ADVICE given to me when I lost my plate: Report it to the police, and get a report! When you go to the DMV, they will ask you for it. Unless you want to pay another reg fee, have the police report in hand! (I had to sweet talk them, and it was a major pain in the ass.)
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:07 PM   #19686
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I left my bike on the street in front of my apartment for 5 hours. Result: license plate gone. Seems like the report/case number will be ready on Wednesday (oh how I look forward to the trip to the 114th) so I'll be able to go to the DMV for a new plate afterwards.

Any advice on fasteners which can be easily obtained in the city? They took those as well, and I'm planning on having something that can't be undone with fingers anymore. Seems like there's no law that requires the fasteners to be reflective, but has anyone been hassled for that?
I had a multitude of plates stolen, from all over the place.

I'd use rivets, you're usually not likely to ever need or want to remove your plates anyway, might as well rivet them on.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:42 PM   #19687
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Fffffffffffffuckingcold!

Damn... looks like after the snow tomorrow we're gonna get a deep freeze until Saturday at least. Temps will not exceed 32F until then.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:43 AM   #19688
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Damn... looks like after the snow tomorrow we're gonna get a deep freeze until Saturday at least. Temps will not exceed 32F until then.






TodayDec 10

64°F
42°F
Partly Cloudy

Chance of rain:
0%
Wind:
NE at 6 mph
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WedDec 11

71°
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Chance of rain:
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ThuDec 12

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Chance of rain:
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FriDec 13

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0%
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SE at 6 mph
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SatDec 14

68°
44°
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:02 AM   #19689
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I'll send you a reminder when it is a 120F
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:09 AM   #19690
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I'll send you a reminder when it is a 120F
I'll still be here suffering with the rest of you. Just showing Jesse an alternative that fixes his winter weather problems as well as where to ride with his kids. Just in case he hadn't heard of Arizona.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:24 AM   #19691
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:27 AM   #19692
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I'll still be here suffering with the rest of you. Just showing Jesse an alternative that fixes his winter weather problems as well as where to ride with his kids. Just in case he hadn't heard of Arizona.

Yeah, yeah..

And, I just got a disappointing letter from the Freshkills park administrator.

Still... as long as the weather is bad, I might as well write letters.


The purpose of bureaucracy is to wear you down and make you give up (and possibly move to Arizona). There is no way to conceive of the complexity of getting anything done in government. I think I could spend a lifetime and still not fully understand the rules.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:29 AM   #19693
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So now the governor wants to hang out with Billy Joel, and ride bikes with him. In the linked article, Cuomo has his bike painted with the NYS seal, seems a little douchey to me. Hopefully, it's not a state police bike he's riding at public expense. Shockingly, he's a Harley guy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/10/ny...iend.html?_r=0
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:59 AM   #19694
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Pissed ..... fuck

From page 44 of this document:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/fkl/dmp.pdf




I'm just speechless with rage. Looks at that fucking beautiful park. Nobody gives a fuck unless it's a pretty horsey. Neverfuckingmind that horses kill more people per mile than motorcycles.


Anyway... if you feel like replying in order to further tell me that my efforts are futile, please don't. Not today.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:31 AM   #19695
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Damn... looks like after the snow tomorrow we're gonna get a deep freeze until Saturday at least. Temps will not exceed 32F until then.
What the hell is wrong with me? I'm leaving behind 84 and freakin gorgeous in Tampa to spend the next 10 days in NYC? At least I can get some good food, if I don't freeze along the way :)

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