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Forum: Utility Cycling 11-15-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,203
Posted By GeraldF
I use the Kryptonite Evo Mini lock to lock my...

I use the Kryptonite Evo Mini lock to lock my frame. I have locking skewers for the wheels and seat post. The Evo Mini is a sturdy lightweight U-lock. However, I would only recommend it if you live...
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-15-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By GeraldF
Another thing to consider is locking up the bike....

Another thing to consider is locking up the bike. If you often lock to a U-Rack or "Staple rack" and have to share the rack with another bicycle, having a front basket can make the bicycle a hassle...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-08-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By GeraldF
Scale for weighing bikes and bike accessories

So I'm on a mission to purchase and modify a utility bike fully equipped with chain guard, fenders, rear rack and perhaps a front basket. However, I live on the third floor of an apartment and I want...
Forum: Commuting 11-07-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,650
Posted By GeraldF
My goal is to find a way for people to walk into...

My goal is to find a way for people to walk into any bike shop, here in the US, and walk out with a bike that is designed to withstand theft, including theft of components. Currently one must...
Forum: Commuting 11-07-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,650
Posted By GeraldF
I'm going to break down the differences between...

I'm going to break down the differences between bikes in Denmark and bikes in the USA to explain why so many wheels get stolen in USA cities.

1. A new wheel, including a tire a tube, can easily...
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-07-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By GeraldF
Another thing to consider is fenders. 700c tires...

Another thing to consider is fenders. 700c tires are 700mm in diameter, which is 27.5". You may have difficulty finding fenders that fit wide 700c tires. Fenders should generally be compatible with a...
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-07-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,690
Posted By GeraldF
Thanks for the Soma suggestion. In another thread...

Thanks for the Soma suggestion. In another thread someone informed me of a new bike coming out, the 2014 Novara Barrow. The "Seat Tube Center-Top" is listed as 20.5". REI claims that this has a...
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-06-13, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,751
Posted By GeraldF
Thanks for these suggestions. The Novara Barrow...

Thanks for these suggestions. The Novara Barrow looks great. Whatever I end up going with I'm determined to add a chain guard. I currently own a 21 speed hybrid that has an aftermarket SKS Chainboard...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-06-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,827
Posted By GeraldF
Minimizing scuff marks on walls

The walls in my staircase as well as the walls in my living room are gradually accumulated black scuff marks from handlebars and tires. Any advice on how to:

1. Clean the scuff marks without...
Forum: Commuting 11-05-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,650
Posted By GeraldF
Can the "bolted on" wheels of Dutch bikes be...

Can the "bolted on" wheels of Dutch bikes be removed in 10-20 seconds the way they can in the US? If not, what's the difference? Different type of bolt? Is it time consuming to remove the chain case?...
Forum: Commuting 11-05-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,650
Posted By GeraldF
It all depends on where you live. In NYC bikes...

It all depends on where you live. In NYC bikes get stripped down for parts in the blink an eye, quick release or no quick release.

The bolts that most bikes have can be removed in about ten...
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-05-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,751
Posted By GeraldF
Customizing a lightweight utility bike for stairs

Requirements:

1. Chainguard
2. Full fenders
3. Eyelets for front basket and rear rack
4. Vertical dropouts (will be adding Pitlocks to lock the wheels and seat; it's my understanding that...
Forum: Commuting 11-05-13, 09:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,650
Posted By GeraldF
I once asked someone from Holland how common...

I once asked someone from Holland how common theft of wheels was. He said it was very rare as the wheels are very, very difficult to remove from Dutch bikes. Can anyone explain this? Is it because...
Forum: Commuting 11-04-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,650
Posted By GeraldF
Are these compatible with horizontal dropouts?...

Are these compatible with horizontal dropouts? Thanks.
Forum: Commuting 11-04-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,650
Posted By GeraldF
The whole point of using locking skewers or...

The whole point of using locking skewers or Pitlocks is to make locking a bike as convenient as possible while making it highly unlikely that a wheel will get stolen. I find locking up the rear wheel...
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-04-13, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,690
Posted By GeraldF
What size is this frame?

What size is this frame?
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-03-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,690
Posted By GeraldF
This is just the type of setup I'm looking for...

This is just the type of setup I'm looking for (minus the lack of a step-thru frame, of course). If I really had to I suppose I could become more flexible and get used to swinging my leg over the...
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-01-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,690
Posted By GeraldF
I give up. I'm going to take up tae-bo.

I give up. I'm going to take up tae-bo.
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-01-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,179
Posted By GeraldF
Thanks fietsbob. The greasy exposed drivetrain is...

Thanks fietsbob. The greasy exposed drivetrain is a bit of an issue with Dahon. My hands do get dirty sometimes. Also when loading into my car trunk I have to be wary of not damaging the derailleur,...
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-01-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,179
Posted By GeraldF
Pros of the Dahon Speed 7: 1. Costs half as...

Pros of the Dahon Speed 7:

1. Costs half as much as a Brompton
2. Adequately reliable

Cons of the Dahon Speed 7:

1. Fairly wobbly ride. I've gotten used to it, but I've come close to...
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-01-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,179
Posted By GeraldF
Convince me to buy a Brompton instead of a Dahon

For the last seven years I've owned a Dahon Speed 7. This is the only folding bike I've ever owned and it has treated me well. I've used it as a backup bike and for traveling by car and by bus. I've...
Forum: Commuting 10-31-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,650
Posted By GeraldF
I need to be schooled on horizontal dropouts. ...

I need to be schooled on horizontal dropouts.

1. How hard would it be for a thief to steal a wheel having standard horizontal dropouts?
2. Is there a locking system similar to Pitlock that works...
Forum: Commuting 10-29-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,650
Posted By GeraldF
Great tips guys. I currently have bikes with...

Great tips guys.

I currently have bikes with vertical dropouts. Locking skewers are compatible with vertical dropouts. What about bikes with horizontal dropouts? Do Pitlocks work with them?
Forum: Living Car Free 10-29-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 5,514
Posted By GeraldF
Yes, you are on the money. I am the OP and this...

Yes, you are on the money. I am the OP and this is the car-free forum. As such I am interested in the costs of using a bicycle as a transportation tool in place of a car. Also, when I talk to people...
Forum: Commuting 10-29-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,650
Posted By GeraldF
Pardon my ignorance, but how does the Pitlock...

Pardon my ignorance, but how does the Pitlock system work? I see the "key" is about the size of a penny and maybe a quarter inch thick. Does some sort of wrench fit into this when it's time to take...
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