Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-28-10, 09:00 PM   #1
lexm
Erudite white trash
Thread Starter
 
lexm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Omaha
Bikes: Rivendell Clem Smith, Jr. Low, Rivendell SimpleOne, Schwinn Super Sport ('87), Velo Orange Campeur
Posts: 202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Brompton owners: How bad does the jones get between ordering and receiving?

I ordered mine (M1R in red) nine days ago. It feels like much longer ago and there's still a long way to go. My test ride (on a black M1R - I also tested a Tikit) becomes a distant memory.

How did you take your mind off the wait for your ingenious folding machine? Did drinking help?
lexm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-10, 10:49 AM   #2
folder fanatic
Banned.
 
folder fanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Anti Social Media-Land
Bikes:
Posts: 3,078
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lexm View Post
I ordered mine (M1R in red) nine days ago. It feels like much longer ago and there's still a long way to go. My test ride (on a black M1R - I also tested a Tikit) becomes a distant memory.

How did you take your mind off the wait for your ingenious folding machine? Did drinking help?
There was no waiting time for the initial purchase of my own Brompton. The model that I wanted-CE3-was in stock and ready to go when I went to the very-far-away-from-my-residence bike shop. The B-Spoke option was not offered at the time I was last in the market for one. But that did not deter me from doing additional upgrades and improvement on my little primary bike over the years. So....my waiting period is actually a series of waiting periods as I like to do gradual upgrades when the bike goes into the shop for tune-ups. I think I will continue this practice with my present Raleigh Twenty and any future Bromptons I buy. The waits seem to make the bike more attractive to me-and ease separation anxiety that you seem to suffer from also.
folder fanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-10, 12:30 PM   #3
ddez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Alberta,Canada.
Bikes:
Posts: 800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I could say suck it up,but that would be cruel remembering back to when i had to wait for mine. (Mines a 2009) Not easy wondering about all the things that could go wrong re:damage shipping or something not ordered right or what if i dont like it after i got it. I almost had forgotten. Anyway all will turn out and all will be good times once youve ridden it some. Then you will be able to tell us about your exploits on it. Happy times soon.
ddez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-10, 01:49 PM   #4
kegoguinness
These go to eleven
 
kegoguinness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Distrito de Columbia
Bikes: BF Pocket Crusoe; B Tikit; dust-gathering MTB
Posts: 414
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Drinking works well, but stay away from things like Fat Tire Ale or other such brews that might remind one of the bicycle
kegoguinness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-10, 02:16 PM   #5
lexm
Erudite white trash
Thread Starter
 
lexm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Omaha
Bikes: Rivendell Clem Smith, Jr. Low, Rivendell SimpleOne, Schwinn Super Sport ('87), Velo Orange Campeur
Posts: 202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kegoguinness View Post
Drinking works well, but stay away from things like Fat Tire Ale or other such brews that might remind one of the bicycle


So the Yellow Bicycle cocktail is right out. But in case you want to make one:

Yellow Bicycle
By Rye Bar

INGREDIENTS
Ice
1/2 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
1/2 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
4 ounces Prosecco or cava
Lemon zest, for garnish (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, then add St-Germain and Chartreuse and stir until well chilled.
Strain into a cocktail glass and top with Prosecco or cava. Garnish with lemon zest, if using.
lexm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-10, 03:20 PM   #6
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 20,369
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 640 Post(s)
I bought a used Mk2 T model from someone in San Diego, shipping not too far
Replacement parts and accessories
came from CM Wasson in PaloAlto, Or Clever Cycles in Portland,
I ride it to the tavern , as I am about to .. soon.

M bars, Rack, AW3 hub,bottle dyanamo .. then tinkered with

+ Mountain drive crank , Extended seat post, SAP, Vitesse saddle &pentaclip.
new Schwalbe tires. [from Bike friday]
front clip and Touring bag.
Todd at CC .. gave me an older steel bag rack when one of the aluminum pop rivets went on the new bag frame.. that I had bought from his shop.
it was his personal one, used ..

added a battery taillight to the dynamo one, in place of a reflector.
light dims when you are in one of the 3 low range gears trudging up a hill..

Last edited by fietsbob; 08-29-10 at 03:28 PM.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:21 AM.