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Old 09-10-13, 06:34 AM   #226
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Night ride in Yokohama recently.

The rear brakes had been grabbing due to a small blip on the rim. Repositioning the pads helped somewhat for a while but noticed the grabbing again on my commute today.

I think a 16" 305 replacement wheel won`t be easy to find - though I really love the bike, I`m debating whether or not I should start putting a lot of money into repairs and parts for a nearly 5 year old folder. Might be time for a new bike.

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Old 09-10-13, 09:41 AM   #227
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Night ride in Yokohama recently.

The rear brakes had been grabbing due to a small blip on the rim. Repositioning the pads helped somewhat for a while but noticed the grabbing again on my commute today.

I think a 16" 305 replacement wheel won`t be easy to find - though I really love the bike, I`m debating whether or not I should start putting a lot of money into repairs and parts for a nearly 5 year old folder. Might be time for a new bike.
Great night pic!!

You should take the rim to a bike shop... they might be able to fix it.
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Old 09-10-13, 09:51 AM   #228
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Here's my Birdy docked in one of the Chicago Divvy bike-share stations.

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Old 09-10-13, 04:52 PM   #229
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I`m debating whether or not I should start putting a lot of money into repairs and parts for a nearly 5 year old folder. Might be time for a new bike.
Not much out there that's going to be as light as your SL,at least not without dropping some coin. Def think it would be worth it to replace a rim.
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My humble contribution from a recent stay in Banff, Canada - hope you enjoy

http://www.flickr.com/photos/84448690@N06/9674479987/
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My humble contribution from a recent stay in Banff, Canada - hope you enjoy

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nice pics and amazing locale. i never knew such a place existed...

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Old 09-15-13, 05:51 AM   #232
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Here in Northern England, autumn is creeping up on us and the leaves are starting to change. Spotted this Rowan tree in full berry when I was out for a ride yesterday. Local folk-lore states that trees in full berry means we are in for a long hard winter. There's something to look forward to!
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Old 09-16-13, 03:14 AM   #233
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Mini-Velo on a weekend 100K:

SOMA_at_TdF by What Photos Look Like, on Flickr

(This could be a response to the minis-on-group-rides thread too)
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Old 09-27-13, 11:15 AM   #234
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Cricket waiting on the train.
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Old 09-27-13, 12:26 PM   #235
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Nice! I've wanted to tour with my Friday, but figured I'd need a trailer (it's a PR, not a Llama). Hmm Hmm Hmm!
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Mini-Velo on a weekend 100K:
Nice! I`ve wanted to try a lithe and svelte mini, but all my bikes are porkers. Hmm Hmm Hmm
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Old 09-27-13, 12:35 PM   #236
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Llama hitched up on the PT-Coupville ferry.


Victory overhead after conquering Mt Constitution, Orcas Island.


Famous view of the San Juan Islands from the top.
Umm... use a little imagination!
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Old 09-27-13, 06:06 PM   #237
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The Cricket covered in knitting on the Owosso Bike bridge over the Willamette River.
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Old 09-27-13, 06:11 PM   #238
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The Cricket covered in knitting on the Owosso Bike bridge over the Willamette River.
Nice!! What is the black box w/yellow on the handlebars?
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Nice!! What is the black box w/yellow on the handlebars?
It's the attachment for my Topeak Cabriolet Basket that carried my knitting. So far, it's working great but I had to duck tape the bars for it to fit properly.
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It's the attachment for my Topeak Cabriolet Basket that carried my knitting. So far, it's working great but I had to duck tape the bars for it to fit properly.
Ahh..I like the looks of that basket. Looks much more refined than the Bell basket I've been using.
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Old 10-01-13, 06:36 PM   #241
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Got my Origami Cricket yesterday!! Only had a chance to get it out for a 2.5 mile ride and it was a very nice ride. Will be putting some more miles on it very soon.

So far I've added a handlebar mount for my Samsung Galaxy Note II, water bottle cage, Mirrycle mirror and an Avenir bag under the seat.

A couple of nighttime pictures.



I will be adding some lights and changing out the pedals to something stronger.
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Old 10-02-13, 08:11 PM   #242
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Brompton at BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit):

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Old 10-03-13, 12:34 PM   #243
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I like this thread, so this is my contribution :




Not really in the wild, just off-road.

In the trunk, a folding bike, an inflatable Stand Up Paddle, and Let's Go !





( More photos here : http://www.forum-velo-pliant.fr/view...t=928&start=60 )
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Old 10-05-13, 06:54 PM   #244
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Got out on a little 3 mile ride today to a nice little park.



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Old 10-08-13, 11:37 PM   #245
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halfway through a 100km ride.
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Old 10-09-13, 09:24 PM   #246
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Old 10-14-13, 08:38 AM   #248
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Old 10-14-13, 01:33 PM   #249
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Old 10-14-13, 07:19 PM   #250
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Toured Kyoto in style this weekend on a Birdy!

The rental shops in Kyoto offer a great selection of rides at reasonable prices. I saw some people riding rental Cannondale Hooligans, Bromptons and other minvelos.

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