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Posts Tagged ‘racks’

Wish List Addendum

In New York City on 14 December 2010 at 2:26 pm

I’m midst exam (literally. I have the DOJ Horizontal Merger Guidelines and a half-written analysis of a potentially problematic merger sitting in front of me as I write) but I figured I owe it to Justin, our reading public, and anyone looking for the perfect gift to give/ask for to add a little something here.

I’ve never used velcro-straps on my pants (I prefer the old “tuck in sock” or “roll one side up like a thug” method) but I would otherwise heartily endorse Justin’s list. Considering the numerous pants with a chewed up right cuff and socks covered in grease marks I have owned, I should probably endorse the straps, as well. Nevertheless, I have a few items to add. Read the rest of this entry »

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Racking my brain

In Washington DC on 9 May 2010 at 12:21 am

UPDATED 5.9.10

I’ve noticed that DC has a lot of less than ideal hardware for locking up.

Many of the metro stations have those weird bike bank things that hold your bike like a bear trap. In general, I dislike this style of rack, but these ones make it even worse by not being designed for use with U-locks. You have to have a padlock to use them according to the designers’ intentions, which effectively renders them no more useful or efficient than a chain link fence, and I’m sure far more expensive. Read the rest of this entry »