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Forum: Folding Bikes 07-25-16, 08:43 AM
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Posted By invisiblehand
Cool. Thanks for sharing.

Cool. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-24-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By invisiblehand
If you're inclined to learn something about bike...

If you're inclined to learn something about bike maintenance, I'd seriously consider a used bike. You typically get a much better value that way and will learn something about what you like/dislike...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-22-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By invisiblehand
Orange with black decals looks pretty good, IMO ...

Orange with black decals looks pretty good, IMO

https://chasingmailboxes.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/8759253893_0b9453b6de_b.jpg

The Sun AT-18 probably has a wear indicator.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-22-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By invisiblehand
If you're having all of that work done, I bet...

If you're having all of that work done, I bet they'd weld on a front derailer mount for say $50.

I would change the color. If you want your bike to reflect the Giants, then why not? On a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-22-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,400
Posted By invisiblehand
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-22-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By invisiblehand
Depends on what you mean by solved. If I...

Depends on what you mean by solved. If I understood correctly, they both derived the same equations. I remember reading about some experiments -- the robot riding the negative trail bike -- that...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-21-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By invisiblehand
Interesting. So raising the stem changed the...

Interesting. So raising the stem changed the weight distribution enough to alter it's stability?
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-21-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,400
Posted By invisiblehand
That's I rolled my DT Mini. You just need to...

That's I rolled my DT Mini. You just need to lean it to one side a bit to keep it closed.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-20-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By invisiblehand
Dahon and Moulton were supporters of bicycle science

Jim Papadopoulos' work on what makes a bike stable. Note that it's only marginally related to folding bikes; but thoroughly interesting on many levels, IMO.

The Bicycle Problem That Nearly Broke...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-18-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,400
Posted By invisiblehand
Excellent! Lots of luck to the OP.

Excellent! Lots of luck to the OP.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-16-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By invisiblehand
I always like the P-bar ... the one that looks...

I always like the P-bar ... the one that looks like a pretzel. It wasn't available when I had a Brompton.

FWIW, we're the same height.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-15-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,400
Posted By invisiblehand
My experience is that he differences between big...

My experience is that he differences between big and small wheel bikes is small. So your small wheel bike with studded tires will handle like big wheel bikes with studded tires. Since the hubs and...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-15-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,400
Posted By invisiblehand
Marathon Winter tires (studded) are great for icy...

Marathon Winter tires (studded) are great for icy roads. It makes a significant difference but a marginal difference in thick snow/slush. In those cases, you really want wide tires. Marathon...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-15-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By invisiblehand
I think your complaints are part of the long...

I think your complaints are part of the long discussion here. Lots of threads on these very issues.

The only thing I'll add here is that there are four different handlebars which accommodate...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By invisiblehand
Tires will matter. Aerodynamics will matter. ...

Tires will matter. Aerodynamics will matter. Making it somewhat lighter will help climbing.

If it matters, I used my NWT during club rides for over a year. Rode great. Rode as fast as the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-13-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,400
Posted By invisiblehand
Excellent question! I only have anecdotes and I...

Excellent question! I only have anecdotes and I don't actively look anymore so perhaps there is too much faith in the belief.

Off the top of my head, I think folks typically get 75-80% of a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-13-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,400
Posted By invisiblehand
I have a medium tikit. I also have a NWT, my...

I have a medium tikit. I also have a NWT, my wife's Crusoe, and a STRIDA. We're in Arlington. I work downtown at the Treasury Department.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-13-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,400
Posted By invisiblehand
Let me quickly add that what is "best" really...

Let me quickly add that what is "best" really depends on how you plan on using the bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-13-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,400
Posted By invisiblehand
College Park Bikes also has a large selection of...

College Park Bikes also has a large selection of folding bikes.

You should call Tim Fricker at Bikes at Vienna if timing is an issue.

I believe a few shops here and there carry Dahon/Tern...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-12-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,171
Posted By invisiblehand
I have a hard time imagining it as a commuter...

I have a hard time imagining it as a commuter too. I think the longest dimension for airlines' overhead luggage is 56 cm. From memory, the head and seat tubes look parallel such that the monotube...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-08-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,171
Posted By invisiblehand
Cool! What will it's main use be?

Cool! What will it's main use be?
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-08-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,669
Posted By invisiblehand
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-06-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,669
Posted By invisiblehand
Just curious, have you actually tried a grocery...

Just curious, have you actually tried a grocery store?

Jur is in Australia. So it might very well be a special place. I largely concur with your list of places that will prevent a full bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-26-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,669
Posted By invisiblehand
The best rolling while folded bike I've ever had...

The best rolling while folded bike I've ever had is easily a STRIDA. Well balanced and neat package -- cables are all internal -- can be rolled up and down stairs.

Rolling a tikit ...

How I...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-26-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,669
Posted By invisiblehand
You would never get into a Metro station during...

You would never get into a Metro station during peak hours with a non-folded bike. They're quite explicit about it.

More broadly, I've never tried rolling a regular bicycle into my doctor's...
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