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Forum: Folding Bikes 10-11-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,917
Posted By Nightdiver
I don't really get too much into the physics of...

I don't really get too much into the physics of bike riding, but from what I've read, the tests that have looked at the gyroscopic effect have only found that it's not responsible for keeping the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-10-15, 10:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,917
Posted By Nightdiver
I would guess that the difference between your...

I would guess that the difference between your hybrid and folder is a combination of trail differences and gyroscopic effect of the larger wheel. Your center of gravity is the same, or possibly...
Forum: Utility Cycling 10-09-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,077
Posted By Nightdiver
^All great advice. OP, after reading your...

^All great advice.

OP, after reading your original post more closely, I see the real hurdle is getting a perspective shift from your wife. I think mel's ideas are a great place to start. Btw, if...
Forum: Utility Cycling 10-09-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,077
Posted By Nightdiver
Oh yeah, and if you do get her to go check out...

Oh yeah, and if you do get her to go check out some bikes, start her off on a longtail, like an Edgerunner or something. As you may know, long-johns have a pretty steep learning curve to be...
Forum: Utility Cycling 10-09-15, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,077
Posted By Nightdiver
It sounds like until you get your wife on board...

It sounds like until you get your wife on board with your vision for a car-lite lifestyle, it wouldn't be wise to invest too much money into the bike(s). Alternatively, perhaps having the bike and...
Forum: Commuting 10-06-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,185
Posted By Nightdiver
Yep. Any wicking base layer (wool, poly, etc)...

Yep. Any wicking base layer (wool, poly, etc) should go directly against your skin. Avoid cotton in general if the goal is moisture management. Cotton is great at absorbing moisture, but holds onto...
Forum: Utility Cycling 10-06-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By Nightdiver
All fair points, and I don't want to seem to be...

All fair points, and I don't want to seem to be picking arguments with you, but various iterations of the Cargo Node have been at consumer/trade events for the past year, with the "official" launch...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-06-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Nightdiver
The wheels are 507 (24"). Of course the ride is...

The wheels are 507 (24"). Of course the ride is practically the same.
Forum: Utility Cycling 10-05-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By Nightdiver
Regarding your second point, they actually have...

Regarding your second point, they actually have all that info on their Kickstarter page under "technical specs". The brake spec is a little vague, but I think "Promax" is all the info most will need....
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-02-15, 12:01 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 15,801
Posted By Nightdiver
Very impressive campaign they ran. Can't wait to...

Very impressive campaign they ran. Can't wait to see how their bikes turn out.
Forum: Manufacturer, Retailer, Survey and Consumer Feedback 09-29-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By Nightdiver
I've also had pretty poor customer service from...

I've also had pretty poor customer service from PBK. Nothing major, but enough to push me towards their competitors. Always baffles me when online retailers don't fight to retain customers given the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-26-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,013
Posted By Nightdiver
Just to be clear, neither of those bikes have a...

Just to be clear, neither of those bikes have a belt drive. Both use electrical conduit wrapped over a traditional chain. Additionally, the REI bike might be contracted through Tern, but it's not a...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-25-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Nightdiver
I think the official (or at least common)...

I think the official (or at least common) recommendation is no younger than 1 year. But really it is all about the ability of their neck to support their head and helmet, combined with the force of...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-24-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,596
Posted By Nightdiver
There is also the DIY route, although it will...

There is also the DIY route, although it will require some tools and basic mechanical aptitude. Check THIS...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-22-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,596
Posted By Nightdiver
I think there are some other people in here from...

I think there are some other people in here from the North Coast, but they are few and far between. Regarding the Carry Freedom Leaf, they have US distribution, so no worries on shipping from Europe....
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-21-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,596
Posted By Nightdiver
Welcome to the forums. Check out Bike Hod, Burley...

Welcome to the forums. Check out Bike Hod, Burley Travoy, Carry Freedom Leaf. All fairly spendy, but maybe there are some knockoffs out there by now. Cool to see a Humboldt member.
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-14-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By Nightdiver
If you really want that 10-42 without the XX1...

If you really want that 10-42 without the XX1 price, there is the GX1 at a much lower price point.
Forum: Recreational & Family 09-11-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Nightdiver
For the front seat it doesn't matter, as the...

For the front seat it doesn't matter, as the mounting height is approx the same regardless of wheel size. Between 559 and 622, I've never experienced a noticeable difference for the rear. Either way...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-10-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Nightdiver
Biggest difference is the most obvious, which is...

Biggest difference is the most obvious, which is no variation in resistance. Not a bad thing, but just a different workout style. I'll mix in a fixed/ss session once in a while, but I prefer geared...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-10-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By Nightdiver
What do you mean? Are you trying to get new...

What do you mean? Are you trying to get new accessories? If so, Surly uses the Xtracycle standard so no need to limit yourself to what Surly offers.
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-10-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By Nightdiver
I think OP's purpose was to find out what is...

I think OP's purpose was to find out what is available in the China market that isn't available in the US, and is worth looking at. The whole made in china comment sort of muddied the waters.
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-07-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By Nightdiver
That's pretty normal chainring setup, and yes, it...

That's pretty normal chainring setup, and yes, it can be removed and replaced. They make a tool for holding the backside in place while you turn the front allen part. Although some of the time, you...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-07-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By Nightdiver
Is there clearance to run a larger chainring?

Is there clearance to run a larger chainring?
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-04-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,459
Posted By Nightdiver
There's a Brompton dealer in Decatur.

There's a Brompton dealer in Decatur.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 09-03-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Nightdiver
Are those new prices you're budgeting for? eBay,...

Are those new prices you're budgeting for? eBay, Craigslist, second hand sport stores, are all a friend to the budget shopper. You can find drop bars for $10, a saddle that isn't highly sought after...
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