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Forum: Folding Bikes 02-21-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,520
Posted By monsterpile
I can't remember now how I happened to come...

I can't remember now how I happened to come across this ebay listing for the Java mini velo but I ended up buying it and I am pretty excited. Now I need to figure out what bikes to move on but I am...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-05-16, 12:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,328
Posted By monsterpile
wow I want one of these pretty bad I am tempted...

wow I want one of these pretty bad I am tempted to see if my friends in that are would pick it up for me and figure out to get it to me somehow, but I know I would really prefer to have more than 3...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-05-16, 12:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,520
Posted By monsterpile
Something like this that would fit both wider...

Something like this that would fit both wider tires (at least 2') and fenders I would be very interested at that $500 range shipped to me. Basically a minivelo monstercross bike would be a dream bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-05-16, 12:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,520
Posted By monsterpile
I will confirm that these bikes fit bigger than...

I will confirm that these bikes fit bigger than the measurements would lead you to believe. Can I tell you why? No not really but they do.

There may not be any significant or any changes to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-04-16, 11:45 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,596
Posted By monsterpile
FWIW I have one of the 1 off Bikes Direct bikes...

FWIW I have one of the 1 off Bikes Direct bikes they did before they started making the Mercier mini Velo they sell now. It has 451 wheels and the geometry is a little different but I think my...
Forum: Commuting 09-17-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By monsterpile
This is pretty neat. It's kinda funny it makes a...

This is pretty neat. It's kinda funny it makes a lot of sense that an elite athlete would bike to work.

As for the Mazda I had a 1991 Mazda like that it was a surprisingly nice car. Drove the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-31-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,596
Posted By monsterpile
This is a few months ago, but I can answer this...

This is a few months ago, but I can answer this question to clear this up. The first pic is one of the Bikes direct 1 offs that had the 451 size wheels. the first post on this page of the thread has...
Forum: Commuting 06-01-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14,493
Views: 8,690,496
Posted By monsterpile
I sold my Breezer last fall. I didn't want to but...

I sold my Breezer last fall. I didn't want to but I can't keep every bike and it was ready to roll so I found a buyer. Very smooth a great bike and I miss it a little, but the 3-speed wasn't enough...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-26-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,482
Posted By monsterpile
$150 is a steal, but you may wan to try adjusting...

$150 is a steal, but you may wan to try adjusting everything again. I haven't had that exact bike in my hands, but components like that can be just fine. The one I got from Bikes direct has been...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-08-14, 12:37 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 46,303
Posted By monsterpile
I've always wanted one of these, but never found...

I've always wanted one of these, but never found a deal on one that was reasonable. Of course its nothing I need at all. If you don't mind me asking how much did you have to pay for yours? Not sure...
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-04-13, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,755
Posted By monsterpile
I sold one in pretty good shape with the bag for...

I sold one in pretty good shape with the bag for around $80 to a guy that buys folding bikes and resells them. He said he woudl get at least $150, but that was at an airport bike shop in Texas. IMHO...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-30-13, 11:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,971
Posted By monsterpile
I don't have my Allegre but I figured I would add...

I don't have my Allegre but I figured I would add it to the party. I sold it for too little it was in amazing condition.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa85/monsterpile/DSCF6722.jpg...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-26-13, 10:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,925
Posted By monsterpile
There ar some great bikes in this thread. I think...

There ar some great bikes in this thread. I think this would be nice to have, but the price is too much for me and besides I don't need another bike.

...
Forum: Commuting 09-25-13, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14,493
Views: 8,690,496
Posted By monsterpile
I won't be losing any sleep at night about this...

I won't be losing any sleep at night about this and I think on my mini velo I use for commuting has lower hanging fruit than anything pictured. I am not worried.
Forum: Commuting 09-25-13, 11:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,195
Posted By monsterpile
I have a hard time naming things in general. When...

I have a hard time naming things in general. When my wife and I adopted our first 2 cats we didn't' like the names they had from the shelter and it took us over a month each time to agree on...
Forum: Commuting 09-18-13, 11:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,000
Posted By monsterpile
IGH bikes are out there but you migh have to...

IGH bikes are out there but you migh have to search around depending on shops or if you want to order online. Online I think they are more common than they were a couple years ago. I've had a couple...
Forum: Commuting 09-14-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By monsterpile
Its a fun video. I don't think the beating a very...

Its a fun video. I don't think the beating a very good rider like the guy in the video is doing is any worse than a heavy casual rider that goes off curbs and the like with their full weight on the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-08-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,357
Posted By monsterpile
I love alot of frames from that year especially...

I love alot of frames from that year especially the Schwinn frames, but my favorite road bike I've ever ridden is my 1987 Le Tour with the True Temper tubing. Its nowhere near the level of some of...
Forum: Commuting 09-06-13, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14,493
Views: 8,690,496
Posted By monsterpile
Sweet build!!! I look forward to whatever you...

Sweet build!!! I look forward to whatever you build up next.
Forum: Commuting 08-08-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By monsterpile
LOL I agree with this. I did try a couple very...

LOL I agree with this. I did try a couple very short triathlons that were organized in college but damn the swimming is hard to do and I never got close to finishing that portion. I swear I just sink...
Forum: Commuting 08-08-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,071
Posted By monsterpile
If you have room a fleet of bikes is pretty fun...

If you have room a fleet of bikes is pretty fun in that you have a nice variety of rides and one bike can't do everything well. I would love to have one do it all bike and stuff but until I find...
Forum: Commuting 08-08-13, 12:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By monsterpile
I'd love to hear how you do. I love those 80's...

I'd love to hear how you do. I love those 80's Schwinns I have a 1987 Le Tour which is my favorite road bike I have ever ridden.
Forum: Commuting 08-07-13, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By monsterpile
Thats a good price for 7.3 like others said post...

Thats a good price for 7.3 like others said post some pics. I like the FX line and so do alot of people. If you decide later you want something different it won't be hard to find a buyer.
Forum: Commuting 08-07-13, 11:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,071
Posted By monsterpile
I'll add this. Why more people aren't encouraged...

I'll add this. Why more people aren't encouraged to learn a trade I'll never know and it drives me crazy. Its like the only options are working at Taco Bell or go to college. Of course if you work at...
Forum: Commuting 08-04-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14,493
Views: 8,690,496
Posted By monsterpile
I had one of these bikes I really liked the...

I had one of these bikes I really liked the chrome fork and the white pearl paint job. It was a size too small for me so it moved on. I am glad you found something that fit you.
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