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Old 01-10-11, 01:16 PM   #851
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Mercurio, a Méxican brand

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Old 01-10-11, 01:33 PM   #852
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i can beat every 125cc motorcycle off the line, and generally still pass every electric bike at cruising speed (the 125cc motorcycles eventually pass me; i just don't have the gearing).

pure, unmitigated fun to ride in a megacity (and they'll hate me for this, but Shanghai is more bicycle friendly than Eugene, OR; they're simply more bicycles, so drivers are more aware, if still discourteous; but hey, i'm used to it from riding in the US).



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Old 02-01-11, 08:53 PM   #853
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hi koffee...I just acquired this bike, so i have been told ...its a 1985 classic dehon ( HON ) A FRAME STYLE ..STOPLIGHT SERIES (MADE IN FIRST CALIFORNIA PLANT) THEY MADE APPROX 200 BIKES GREEN -YELLOW-RED...IN THIS YEAR...SO...THIS LADY AND HER HUSBAND WERE HAVING HOUSE FOR-CLOSED ON IN WASHINGTON STATE....AND GAVE ME THIS MOLDY GREENISH 16" WHEEL WITH YELLOW (WHITEWALL) TIRES. AFTER MANY INQUESTS I FOUND OUT THE PRODUCTION DATE STAMPED INTO THE REAR HUB....WASHED THE BIKE FIX THE RIM AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE THE (LEMON YELLOW ) STOP LIGHT SERIES BIKE I HAVE INVESTED 120.00 IN MINOR REPAIRS ...NOW EVERYONE WANTS TO BUY IT. SINCERLY CRICKET1957
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Old 02-01-11, 09:03 PM   #854
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1985 (HON) -DEHON..STOPLIGHT SERIES 3SPEED SHUMER GEAR, LEMON YELLOW,ALL ORIGINAL EQUIPPED LIGHTED REAR STOPLIGHT FENDER. WILL POST COOL PICTURES LATER... FYI.. THESE BIKES WERE USED ON THE OLD ' 9 MOON PROUDUCTIONS STAGE LOT IN CALIFORNIA....SEE...glennshadix.com....picture of Wynonna Ryder on the redlight serries (hon) on the film lot...wish i had a green/red bike too...
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Old 02-01-11, 11:25 PM   #855
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Here's my '10 M6R. At this point there's really no mods just a green Brooks b17 special and matching grips. I commute to work 2-3 days a week on it here in Phoenix about 12 miles one way. A name? Well, it really hasn't struck me to come up with anything of note yet. for now it's simply the Brommer.


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Old 02-02-11, 01:57 AM   #856
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Congratulation on your bike, Elzy0000. That B-17 looks great on your Brompton!
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Old 02-02-11, 03:42 PM   #857
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Hi Agobel, what a nice finding for this Fuji,....and congratulation to leave the Marlboro behind
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Old 02-13-11, 08:57 PM   #858
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Old 02-17-11, 06:20 PM   #859
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My new folder arrived today. Citizen Miami. First impressions, needed alot of adjustments like brakes, derailler, handlebars where crooked, fenders where not bolted on straight, quick releases where not tight enough. Rear fender had a big scratch from where the pedal was zip tied to the frame.

After 1 1/2 hr adjusting, took it for a short ride. At 32 lbs, handles sturdy and stiff. It seems really slow. I plan on changing tires to Primo Comets. Not bad for a $200 bike. I plan on doing a longer, better report after final adjustments and doing my commute next.

I will be putting my Brooks B-15 on tomorrow, orginal saddle was very uncomfortable.

I have a rim with a Sachs 3x7 from my Vision Clwb, thinking about installing it for better gearing. It has 0 dish, so that might be a problem.
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The 2011 version of my 2009 Brompton S type, the S2-R

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Old 02-21-11, 08:44 PM   #861
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Just got my first folding bike this week, don't have a name yet, but it is a smooth ride

Its a Dahon Briza D7, 24 in. wheels, a bit heavier but I liked the curvy frame too much to pass it up. Going to use it for casual rides, and for my short commute to a new office job.

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Old 03-05-11, 05:13 PM   #863
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Taken during my winter break in Portland... 1974 Raleigh Twenty.





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Taken during my winter break in Portland... 1974 Raleigh Twenty.

Beautiful bike, man... I also love that sculpture. Do you know the story behind it?
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Old 03-06-11, 04:45 AM   #865
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Its not a sculpture............... they are just locked to a lamppost!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Its not a sculpture............... they are just locked to a lamppost!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I assumed it was some sort of a statement... so sorry
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Just kidding,I think it is a sculpture, sorry.
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This is my Dahon speed 6. I use it during the week when I am in London. I very rarely fold it, just to put it in a cupboard at work when I head back to Scotland for the weekend.

I commute about 7 miles each way most days, Abbey Road, Baker Street, Hyde park Corner, or Edgeware Road Hyde Park, Belgravia.

I spin out in 6th most times - it is low geared. Ride is very stable, but the front is a bit light in the wet and I've locked the front brake and skidded the front a couple of times (tourists in Hyde Park).

I put on a full size rear rack so I can carry a full pannier with laptop, also use SPD (M520) pedals.

I don't use lycra on this, wearing baggies. I am going to get a T shirt made with "You have just been passed by a 50 year old Scotsman on a folder.......how does that feel?" which should wind up the courier wannabees in the smoke.

Upright position is great for vision and I really have grown to love it, Ideal for city living. It also makes my road and touring bikes at home feel soooooooo light at the weekends - I think my Cinelli Super Corsa climbs hills on it's own!!
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Beautiful bike, man... I also love that sculpture. Do you know the story behind it?
This is a well known landmark in Portland...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoobomb
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I named mine RS2c
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I named mine RS2c
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That looks great !
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This is a well known landmark in Portland...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoobomb
Cool... did you watch and/or participate?? The wikipedia picture is now my wallpaper...
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