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Forum: Folding Bikes 08-08-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By Bop
I canít comment on the cruise ship part of the...

I canít comment on the cruise ship part of the question, but I have ridden around a fair number of Southeast Alaskan towns on my Swift, including Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau, where I live. Yes it...
Forum: Touring 06-24-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By Bop
Check out the cargo bikes from Bilenky Cycles. ...

Check out the cargo bikes from Bilenky Cycles.
[http://bilenky.com/Cargo_Main_Page.html[/URL]
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-04-10, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Bop
My commuter is a 29er. I have set it up several...

My commuter is a 29er. I have set it up several ways, but for me, it’s a matter of being able to better see what’s happening around me and being in a “body position” to make a move quickly and...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-08-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
Posted By Bop
26" wheels won't fit even if it's square, i...

26" wheels won't fit even if it's square, i think? 26"+26"=52, leaving 10" for depth... but the wheels have to have the axles next to each other or nothing else will fit.


We appear to have two...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-11-10, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Bop
I have two custom built Bilenkey S&S coupled...

I have two custom built Bilenkey S&S coupled bicycles and one coupled retrofit Trek, also by Bilenky. They are very professional, and in my experience, responsive and communicative. I can understand...
Forum: Touring 03-31-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Bop
My experience has been that regardless of advance...

My experience has been that regardless of advance planning and one's best attempts at nailing down the rules, it all comes down tho the overworked airline employee at the check-in counter. I have...
Forum: Touring 03-24-10, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,660
Posted By Bop
I have a set of Old Man Mountain racks I use on...

I have a set of Old Man Mountain racks I use on my 29er. I put the rear one on my Swift just to see if it would work, which it does. Haven't tried the front one though. Link to the post with pics.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-07-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By Bop
I bought one new, without wheels, for a l-o-w...

I bought one new, without wheels, for a l-o-w price. I put a decent wheelset and tires on and did some very minor component upgrades before selling it to a friend. He likes it a lot and I think it...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-07-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,371
Posted By Bop
My thoughts exactly. I don't necessarily like...

My thoughts exactly. I don't necessarily like having the Hakkas on all the time, but when I hit a patch of black ice, I love 'em. This is my third year on Nokians. I used to have a "winter specific"...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-07-09, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Bop
Internal hub question (SWIFT)

Hi all. My question(s) regard internal hubs and their various cable connections. I have two steel Swifts, one set up as a single speed and another has a Dual Drive. I use the single speed a lot and...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 07-01-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,109
Posted By Bop
From the ferry to the glacier

There is a rental company here that can make this happen. See PM. The ferry terminal is a bit out of town, which is typical in SE Alaska. The first 2 miles or so is along Auke Bay, on the shoulder of...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-26-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,477
Posted By Bop
+1 Works every time. vmaniqui- "or if...

+1 Works every time.

vmaniqui- "or if you're wearing different shoes with different height." It still works. The different shoes change your height on the pedals as well.
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-19-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By Bop
It's your job

My wife is probably as representative of the other gender (species?) as I am of mine. She is certainly as intelligent and discerning as anyone. She is very tolerant of my bicycle addiction. She is...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-21-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,319
Posted By Bop
I am riding my 29er with drop bars and studs for...

I am riding my 29er with drop bars and studs for the winter. The Swift is hanging on my office wall awaiting bare pavement. This is also an S&S coupled bike and is the one I take to places with under...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-09-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By Bop
What's your point? By which I mean, what do you...

What's your point? By which I mean, what do you want to achieve? In today's world, "made in USA" typically means assembled in USA. Parts and materials are sourced from all over. I have bikes whose...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-09-08, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By Bop
Temperature, humidity and dew point have...

Temperature, humidity and dew point have everything to do with this discussion and are hard to quantify. Here in southeast Alaska, winter temps fluctuate between 20F and 38F. Humidity is high (we...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-08-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Bop
Ghetto or no, it doesn't work if the design of...

Ghetto or no, it doesn't work if the design of the frame requires the post to slide freely back into the frame past the point of your marked height. Tends to strip off the tape.
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-03-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,277
Posted By Bop
Swift

My Swift frame was designed in Brooklyn, crafted in Scranton and the bike was built-up in Eugene.
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-23-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By Bop
Steel Swift welds

Welds are smooth enough for me. Pardon the dirty bike, I just rode in from the airport.
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-13-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By Bop
Take a look at the SRAM Dual Drive.

Take a look at the SRAM Dual Drive.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-08-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Bop
Put 'em on all my rides. No problems in five...

Put 'em on all my rides. No problems in five years. Well one, but it was my fault. I lost one side of the link in the gravel when I was assembling my S&S coupled road bike in low light conditions. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-18-08, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3,492
Views: 454,495
Posted By Bop
Welcome to the fold. I have some components...

Welcome to the fold.

I have some components I'd be willing to move including Ergons and a Dual drive set-up. PM me if interested.

I realize the Market Place is the proper venue, but I really...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-11-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,520
Posted By Bop
Not really. We didn't take many photos. If you...

Not really. We didn't take many photos. If you are familiar with the Swift's fold, you can imagine simply laying it on its side, chain-side up, top bar and handlebars toward the bow and wheels toward...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-05-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,520
Posted By Bop
With the drive side up, there are no sharp...

With the drive side up, there are no sharp points. The cranks were aligned such that the pedal fell in the center of the opening, suspended above the floor. The Tahiti kayaks are right about 25...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-04-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,520
Posted By Bop
Folding bikes, inflatable kayaks

Took a great ride this weekend. Three Swift folders and three inflatable kayaks, up the Herbert River trail to the Herbert Glacier, across the glacial moraine to the river and down the river to the...
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