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Forum: Folding Bikes 07-30-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,387
Posted By Purpleorchid
Those Tannus tires would look awesome!!!! ...

Those Tannus tires would look awesome!!!!

Are Tannus tires HNBR (had to look that up to see what it stood for)?
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-18-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,170
Posted By Purpleorchid
This is what I did. I just fixed my image links...

This is what I did. I just fixed my image links too:

http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/882910-brompton-water-bottle-cage.html
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-18-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,618
Posted By Purpleorchid
When I was trying to choose my color, I was...

When I was trying to choose my color, I was originally wanting a white one, but Clever Cycles only had some sage green, pink and black ones in stock the weekend we were visiting Portland. I will...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-07-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,916
Posted By Purpleorchid
If you flip the bike upside down, you will find...

If you flip the bike upside down, you will find two initials stamped into the bottom plate of the seat post. Congrats on the gorgeous Brompton! I have a raw lacquer and brown Brooks saddle too! :)...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-07-13, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By Purpleorchid
Congrats on the new Brompton, ever1ast15! Looks...

Congrats on the new Brompton, ever1ast15! Looks great!
Forum: Recreational & Family 08-27-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By Purpleorchid
Have you looked into a Trail Gator?...

Have you looked into a Trail Gator? http://trailgator.com/ That may be your answer. She can ride on her own and then when she gets tired, you hook her up and tow her along. As she gets older,...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-20-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Purpleorchid
Driving on the beach in Ocean Shores was quite...

Driving on the beach in Ocean Shores was quite fun, actually. No lane markers, driving somewhere you typically don't drive, the ocean right beside the car window, getting a pic of your car on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-20-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Purpleorchid
Thanks for all the responses while I was on...

Thanks for all the responses while I was on vacation. :) Turns out that beach was not driveable (out of season), so we didn't get to ride/drive on the beach. I was expecting Long Beach, WA to be...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-09-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Purpleorchid
Nobody here has ridden their folder on hard...

Nobody here has ridden their folder on hard packed/wet sand before? :( Guess I'll have to take a pic of my Brompton in action on the beach and post it in the "folders in the wild" thread since I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-08-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Purpleorchid
Post-beach ride maintenance tips?

Hello. We are leaving for our vacation in a couple days. I am bringing my Brompton and we're going to bring my 4.5 yr old son's bike. We are going to the Washington Coast where the sand is hard...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-08-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,753
Posted By Purpleorchid
I haven't used mine yet, but if I need to, I have...

I haven't used mine yet, but if I need to, I have an Abus Bordo folding lock. http://www.abus.com/eng/Mobile-Security/Bike-safety-and-security/Locks/Folding-locks
Forum: Recreational & Family 07-29-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By Purpleorchid
Nice ride! How did he do? My son wasn't that...

Nice ride! How did he do? My son wasn't that great on his balance bike his first time out. I think we got about 20 feet before he asked to go back home and switch to his training wheel bike. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-15-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,659
Posted By Purpleorchid
That is handy!

That is handy!
Forum: Recreational & Family 07-15-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Purpleorchid
Wow. You sure those two bikes closest to the...

Wow. You sure those two bikes closest to the Subie aren't going to punch a hole in the back of the car? I'd be worried about the pedals scratching up the car, the bikes are mounted so close.
Forum: Recreational & Family 07-15-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By Purpleorchid
I'll tell you my experience. My son is 4.5 years...

I'll tell you my experience. My son is 4.5 years old and also currently riding two 12" bikes - a Huffy Lightning McQueen w/ training wheels and a balance bike. He was looking cramped in his 12"...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-15-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,659
Posted By Purpleorchid
Brompton Saddle Adapter Pin - Who knew?

This is just a little rave for a little part.

I finally broke down and bought the Brompton Saddle Adapter pin. I had been thinking I needed it b/c I kept adjusting my position on my Brooks...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-08-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 90,721
Posted By Purpleorchid
That is a cool looking bike, cme314! Is it new...

That is a cool looking bike, cme314! Is it new or a revitalized bike? So old-school looking, I love it! Hi to Mississauga, btw! I went to U of T. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-03-13, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Purpleorchid
Cool video. I watched it yesterday morning and...

Cool video. I watched it yesterday morning and then coincidentally, as I was walking to lunch at work yesterday, a blue Bike Friday just like the one being built in the video pulled up to the stairs...
Forum: Recreational & Family 07-02-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By Purpleorchid
Are you talking about those tall bicycle...

Are you talking about those tall bicycle safety/security flags? Is there no vertical tube on your daughters bike to zip tie the flag post to? Or you might be able to use the upper and lower rear...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-27-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 90,721
Posted By Purpleorchid
Brompton flair

I finally decided on the way to personalize my Brompton! The location and length of the decal is perfect (bottom of rear triangle)! Doesn't stand out too much, yet it's still visible. Success! :)...
Forum: Recreational & Family 06-26-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,396
Posted By Purpleorchid
I would for sure get something with a back...

I would for sure get something with a back headrest so your daughter can rest her head if she does fall asleep or get tired holding up her head + helmet. Six months old is still too young (in my...
Forum: Recreational & Family 06-24-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,840
Posted By Purpleorchid
Update - I got my son a 14" Tony Hawk bike that...

Update - I got my son a 14" Tony Hawk bike that has three brakes (front and rear hand brakes + coaster brake). He is no longer cramped in his 12" bike cockpit, however, the bike is a bit too heavy...
Forum: Recreational & Family 06-20-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,840
Posted By Purpleorchid
4 yr old first two wheel bike - coaster brake or hand brake?

My 4.5 yr old son is progressing very rapidly to being able to ride without training wheels. He's fairly good now at his balance bike. And he's still super fast with his training wheel bike.

Last...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-18-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,739
Posted By Purpleorchid
Does it have to be wheel lights? How about the...

Does it have to be wheel lights? How about the BikeGlow Safety lights? They look cool. I've seen a couple bikes go by with them on at night and they definitely catch your attention.
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-13-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,088
Posted By Purpleorchid
Nice work smallwheeler! It's projects like this...

Nice work smallwheeler! It's projects like this that made me want to learn how to do bike maintenance. So far, all I've done is clean up my old mountain bike. Once I get the courage, I want to...
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