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Forum: Touring 07-22-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,093
Posted By AvenirFolder
The dowels look the same in the new version of...

The dowels look the same in the new version of the Dry-Lites. As I said, I tried to convince Arkel to swap to a fibreglass wand like Revelate Designs uses in its front handlebar harness -- it flexes...
Forum: Touring 07-21-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,093
Posted By AvenirFolder
Thanks for that! The bungies on the two versions...

Thanks for that! The bungies on the two versions are identical (I just had a look at mine side by side). The obvious clue when trying to figure out which version of the little pannier you're looking...
Forum: Touring 07-11-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,093
Posted By AvenirFolder
They are indeed a great lightweight alternative...

They are indeed a great lightweight alternative -- but they aren't perfect. Although with the new tougher version, Arkel is approaching that goal. Another benefit/advantage to the Dry-Lites is that...
Forum: Touring 07-10-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,093
Posted By AvenirFolder
Hey, thanks a bunch for those photos! I was...

Hey, thanks a bunch for those photos! I was trying to figure out what your rig looked like from Daniel's photos but it was tough going even enlarging them to the max. Yours was the first rig that I'd...
Forum: Touring 07-09-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,093
Posted By AvenirFolder
If folks are looking for a photo of Nicolai's...

If folks are looking for a photo of Nicolai's GDMBR Dry-Lite front and rear rig, have a gander at this page: https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=tS&page_id=386609&v=Dy (click on photo and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-06-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,221
Posted By AvenirFolder
Any more thoughts on the Rinko headset after some...

Any more thoughts on the Rinko headset after some extended use? I just had a 1" threaded JIS Rinko installed on a 1985 Miyata mtn bike -- because it's the only sealed bearing cartridge headset that I...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-30-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,329
Posted By AvenirFolder
It is changing... Verge S27h | Tern Folding Bike...

It is changing... Verge S27h | Tern Folding Bike and Folding Bicycle Accessories | Worldwide (http://www.ternbicycles.com/bikes/verge-s27h) with 20X2.15" Big Apples: Tern Verge S27h folding touring...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-09-15, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,329
Posted By AvenirFolder
Agreed. I'd use my 30-year old ATB 26er with...

Agreed. I'd use my 30-year old ATB 26er with 2.25" tires long before I'd think about using a 20 inch folder with Big Apples. Especially with hub clearance and bottom bracket clearance from water/mud...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-09-15, 06:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,616
Posted By AvenirFolder
Nope. If you take the time to read the original...

Nope. If you take the time to read the original post, the question being asked is "What's your experience with long rides (to be real picky, preferably with Brommies on 16 inch wheels)?" :p

It's a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-03-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,616
Posted By AvenirFolder
See if you can beat Alyson Peel on her trusty red...

See if you can beat Alyson Peel on her trusty red Bike Friday: 2500 miles up the Great Divide Mountain Bike/Folding Bike Route!
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Forum: Folding Bikes 07-03-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,329
Posted By AvenirFolder
Just came across this Facebook page by Alyson...

Just came across this Facebook page by Alyson Peel: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-Friday-The-Little-Bike-That-Could/552101604843368?fref=nf (no longer there so try this Google page instead:...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,725
Posted By AvenirFolder
Brooks butt stain neutralizer: Saddle Cover...

Brooks butt stain neutralizer: Saddle Cover Waterproof (http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FSCW) + Jandd Saddle Cover | Amazon.com: Outdoor Recreation...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-18-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,943
Posted By AvenirFolder
BIGGER HILL @ 42mph: 42 MPH on a Brompton! @ The...

BIGGER HILL @ 42mph: 42 MPH on a Brompton! @ The Path Less Pedaled (http://pathlesspedaled.com/2011/08/42-mph-on-a-brompton/) !!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-18-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By AvenirFolder
I must have cleaned them out! Words to the...

I must have cleaned them out! Words to the wise/patient: "Restock of item". Since this is apparently the only place in the world to nail down a bottom bracket in that size, those with some degree of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-17-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By AvenirFolder
68X137mm BB to fit the mid-80s Kuwie MTBs...

68X137mm BB to fit the mid-80s Kuwie MTBs available here: SUPERBICYCLE SHOP (http://www.superbicycle-shop.com/brands.php?id=91) . (Just in case you missed the other post about this rare breed.)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-17-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By AvenirFolder
Heck, you guys give up too easily. I did a search...

Heck, you guys give up too easily. I did a search for a 68X137mm BB and hit on an eBay listing. The vendor has now jacked the price up to $77 U.S. for the last BB listed in that size so I went...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-16-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,956
Posted By AvenirFolder
One of my used 2010 Dahon Speed D7s was $200....

One of my used 2010 Dahon Speed D7s was $200. That touches it -- with no sales tax. :)

Then I added the usual upgrades: Ergon grips, new saddle, 2" Schwalbe Big Apple/1.75" Marathon, Mirrycle...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-16-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 90,474
Posted By AvenirFolder
The grips on your Zag8 also look to be reversed....

The grips on your Zag8 also look to be reversed. The holes should be under your palms??
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-26-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 90,474
Posted By AvenirFolder
I came across this short video of a rider on a...

I came across this short video of a rider on a Dahon Eco C7 and thought folks might like it (who says you can't ride a folder hands-free?!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ygPik8qtfU
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-15-15, 10:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,358
Posted By AvenirFolder
Some of the more elderly Speed D7s -- which use...

Some of the more elderly Speed D7s -- which use the same 4130 Chromoly frame as the P8 -- have a comparable gear range since they have 11-30 sprockets in the rear with a 52 chainring up front. At...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-06-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By AvenirFolder
http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/technical/recall.pdf...

http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/technical/recall.pdf

DAHON Bikes:*Dahon Insider (http://dahon.com/single-view-dahon/article/how-old-is-my-dahon.html)

2008 is the only date to look for -- and even...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-17-15, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,625
Posted By AvenirFolder
Tern's offering: Tern Verge S27h folding touring...

Tern's offering: Tern Verge S27h folding touring bicycle ? A gravel-road-touring review - 14degrees Off The Beaten Track...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-16-15, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By AvenirFolder
The new MEC folders are actually a Tern rebrand....

The new MEC folders are actually a Tern rebrand. The previous ones were Dahons. I use this seatbag on my folding bikes and it'll easily fit tools, a spare tube, patch kit and a Lezyne pump ( Lezyne...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-02-15, 10:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,956
Posted By AvenirFolder
Yup! You guys have it made in the USA. Dahon...

Yup! You guys have it made in the USA. Dahon Speed P8 free shipped for $560 on Amazon etc etc. Cost in Canada? $699!

Did I say I liked buying used?! ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-02-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,956
Posted By AvenirFolder
If you're out tire kicking used bikes, this is a...

If you're out tire kicking used bikes, this is a good resource to use for ball-park values: 2009 Dahon Speed D7 - New and Used Bike Value...
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