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Forum: Folding Bikes 03-25-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By Call Me Al
The risk of a question like this is that people...

The risk of a question like this is that people tell you why their folding bike is best. Most of us can only really confirm that we have the best solution for our own use. there are pros and cons to...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-23-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,437
Posted By Call Me Al
Silicone gloves. If you carry them the god of...

Silicone gloves. If you carry them the god of folding bikes will notice you are prepared. That way he might pester someone else instead!
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-08-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By Call Me Al
Does the Mu still come with Suntours? I found...

Does the Mu still come with Suntours? I found mine hard on folding pedals initially. I bought some wellgos and its much better. I am all so very careful never to to let the bike rest on the pedals in...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-25-14, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,437
Posted By Call Me Al
I had this a lot on my 8 speed Mu. Tightening the...

I had this a lot on my 8 speed Mu. Tightening the RD screw did help for me. As does obsessive cleaning and lubing the chain and derailleur. It does still drop now and again. Usually at the worst time!
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-22-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,840
Posted By Call Me Al
I'm a Dahon Mu. No experience of a Brommie I'm...

I'm a Dahon Mu. No experience of a Brommie I'm afraid.
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-21-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,840
Posted By Call Me Al
Loving rear rack mounted panniers. No sweaty back...

Loving rear rack mounted panniers. No sweaty back and I can carry work gear, kit or shopping.A bike bag is always top mounted incase of officious public transport jobsworths. Quick release Ortlieb...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-19-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By Call Me Al
Ha. I like your style! I know it would work well...

Ha. I like your style! I know it would work well for me too. I have never had the chance to take Mr Foldy on a train. I do have to do a long distance train commute every week, but for reasons too...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-18-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By Call Me Al
I don't always carry my bike bag as it makes the...

I don't always carry my bike bag as it makes the bike really dirty. Sometimes, about once a year I meet the jobsworth bus driver who won't let me on unless the bike is bagged. The other bugbear is...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-28-13, 06:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,236
Posted By Call Me Al
Wow. It looks like good value. I would have...

Wow. It looks like good value. I would have snapped it up for 200.00 in a flash. Would much prefer the bike to the Mini actually! (The original mini - now that was a cool car.)
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-24-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Call Me Al
I will need Mr Foldy more than ever - 'tis the...

I will need Mr Foldy more than ever - 'tis the season to eat too much!

Merry Christmas to Smallwheeler, and to all.

Lang may your lums reek!
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-23-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Call Me Al
100% agreed. I wouldn't suggest otherwise. I'd...

100% agreed. I wouldn't suggest otherwise. I'd welcome NYCe becoming involved in an open manner is all.
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-23-13, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Call Me Al
Lets have a wide community here? I would welcome...

Lets have a wide community here? I would welcome input from NYCe wheels. If NYCe want to promote, review or straight up advertise folders, then to be honest I'd be interested. I like folders! Just...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-27-13, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By Call Me Al
Replacement magnetic fittings for Dahons are...

Replacement magnetic fittings for Dahons are pretty cheap and easy to source. I assume all the Speed frames are unchanged, if so its an easy fix? Good luck and enjoy your new folder!
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-16-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,304
Posted By Call Me Al
In Scotland it gets wet and windy in the winter....

In Scotland it gets wet and windy in the winter. (Much like the summer actually.) A lot of the time its just cold and bright though. That can be brilliant cycling. So Mr Foldy will continue to be...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-27-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By Call Me Al
Well this thread is totally cheering me up! For...

Well this thread is totally cheering me up! For the record I'm wearing fairly bland bike leggings and tops - not the poseur stuff. Its the right gear for the rain, wind and the cold which happens...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-27-13, 12:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By Call Me Al
Wise words! Im now convinced that Im right and...

Wise words! Im now convinced that Im right and the eejits are just to be pitied. Although Im Scottish, its English Leather and pink undies for me from now on. Lets see them get a laugh out of that!
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-26-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By Call Me Al
What should I wear on my folder?

I commute 7 miles each way. Much of it is open road. I find I prefer to wear cycling gear, a bike top and the old lycra leggings. But when Im dressed like that I seem to get more pointing and...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-10-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By Call Me Al
"Hither and yon" is it? Its not every day I hear...

"Hither and yon" is it? Its not every day I hear that expression, and its one of my fave's. Can I ask where in the world you are?
My bike is "Mr Foldy"
I use Ortlieb City Rollers, not for knitting....
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-09-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,883
Posted By Call Me Al
Looks very pretty. Enjoy.

Looks very pretty. Enjoy.
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-01-13, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Call Me Al
For those who like closure, I bought a Smart...

For those who like closure, I bought a Smart Lunar R1. http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=REAR+LIGHT It didn't fit the seat post despite the blurb...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-22-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By Call Me Al
My dahon set lasted 200 miles. I have slowly...

My dahon set lasted 200 miles. I have slowly realised that my bike rested on the same pedL on the bus. It was folded but i think it took a strain. Now i cushion it.
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-15-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Call Me Al
My front hub just died. The bike isnt a year old...

My front hub just died. The bike isnt a year old yet. I love my Mu but I wish I had got a reputable bike shop to service it from ne. Lots of silly fettling issues all year.
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-14-13, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Call Me Al
The dark nights are drawing in..........

With the depressing thought that its already getting dark earlier, a young man's thoughts turn to rear lighting. I need a rear light to fit the seatpost of my Dahon Mu. I need to remove it too. I am...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-24-13, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Call Me Al
Hey BNB, its never great to hear bad news, but I...

Hey BNB, its never great to hear bad news, but I do accept folders are a compromise. However, I'm not ready to give up on my Mu just yet. I know that I haven't torqued the latch. However I remember...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-03-13, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,072
Posted By Call Me Al
Thanks kraftwerk. I agree with you that its a...

Thanks kraftwerk. I agree with you that its a "must know" thing and I am happy to change a tube/tyre anytime now. I cycle with a spare tube rather than bother with a repair on the go. I don't like...
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