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Forum: Folding Bikes 06-12-12, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By pcrx
Downtube 9FS Update

Decided to go for some drop bars. Love this change. Cross levers make braking in city traffic a non issue. I like this bike more every time I ride it. Single bar end for shifting means no more index...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-05-12, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By pcrx
Yikes that poor tire!!! Just put Comets...

Yikes that poor tire!!!

Just put Comets (1.5") on my 9FS so we will see how it goes. I have been spoiled by Big Apples for a while now. Tried Duranos but the ride was super rough and SLOWER -...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-30-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 260,681
Posted By pcrx
Those are the folding 2.15 BA's. Sadly no longer...

Those are the folding 2.15 BA's. Sadly no longer sold.
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-26-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 260,681
Posted By pcrx
Swapped from the Duranos back to Big Apples on my...

Swapped from the Duranos back to Big Apples on my 9FS and have been LOVING it!!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/pcrx/photo-4.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-22-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By pcrx
I can confirm that the 9FS can fit a rear rack...

I can confirm that the 9FS can fit a rear rack just fine without resorting to a seatpost rack or other unnecessary modifications:


http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/pcrx/photo-3.jpg


I...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-15-12, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 420,586
Posted By pcrx
Started off as the Monster Commuter with Big...

Started off as the Monster Commuter with Big Apples - but those tires were just too big and I could not mount fenders with them. Going to try out the Duranos here...

:)

Finally got my rack...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-14-12, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By pcrx
Rear Downtube shock - anyone replace?

Took the Big Apples off my DT9FS as they won't fit under my fenders. Put some much harder Duranos on there. Noticed that my rear shock is stiff stiff stiff! I am not sure what he quality of the stock...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-13-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,421
Posted By pcrx
Well I picked up some Duranos... far skinnier...

Well I picked up some Duranos... far skinnier than the Big Apples by a mile, but looks slick. Will have to see how they roll tomorrow. Best part is the tires went onto the Velocity rims with zero...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-10-12, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,421
Posted By pcrx
Darn it!!! So I tapped a hole on the chain...

Darn it!!!

So I tapped a hole on the chain side rear arm to mount my Woody's fenders... need a longer stay. Also discovered sadly that in the front, the Big Apple Lites are just too big for me to...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-09-12, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3,492
Views: 454,595
Posted By pcrx
My ICE trike has SA drums. They are awesome and I...

My ICE trike has SA drums. They are awesome and I have flown down many oregon mountain passes with them.
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-09-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,421
Posted By pcrx
How about a rack like this mounted to the rear...

How about a rack like this mounted to the rear (since there is a lack of screw hole on the drive side) and then the struts mounted to either side of the lower shock mount?
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-08-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,421
Posted By pcrx
Hmmm I would have to drill and tap a hole on the...

Hmmm I would have to drill and tap a hole on the drive side of my rear fork. Since I converted to disc brakes I'll have to see if they would get in the way of this type of rack.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-07-12, 01:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,421
Posted By pcrx
Challenge now is figuring out a good way to carry...

Challenge now is figuring out a good way to carry something. There are no rack mount holes on the drive side rear... the Cross Rack seems heavy...

Any suggestion for adding carrying capacity to...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-06-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,421
Posted By pcrx
The Downtube 9FS rebuild - Presenting the "Monster Commuter!"

Well its all done. Will be giving it the commute test tomorrow. Sram X9 triggers shift like a dream compared to whatever it was stock. The tires are a bit on the beefy side but I love the balloon...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-04-12, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By pcrx
OK. Looking good here. BB7's on order. I have...

OK. Looking good here. BB7's on order. I have been looking at the "Cross Rack" that fits to the rear seat tube... I think that might be the only real option to get any good carrying capacity on this...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-03-12, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By pcrx
Yikes I just realized the title of my thread is a...

Yikes I just realized the title of my thread is a mess. Is there a way I can fix that??

Here is the obligatory picture with a few of my own mods already added.

:)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-02-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By pcrx
Folder newb goes Downtube...

Well,

It did not take long. Today I went to look at a used folder and my "buy it you fool" inner voice was too powerful to overcome.

But, I figured 200 bills for a 2009 Downtube 9 FS was a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-02-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By pcrx
Well I might be answering my own question on what...

Well I might be answering my own question on what to get today - I am going this afternoon to take a look at a "barely used" 2009 Downtube 9FS. The orange color. Could be a good buy as it will end up...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-01-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By pcrx
Sadly around 500 is a limit for me. Ultimately I...

Sadly around 500 is a limit for me. Ultimately I would like to test ride all of these but that likely won't happen. I am ok with FYI ng blind into something in my price range knowing if it doesn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-01-12, 01:00 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 41,822
Posted By pcrx
Oh man... If the rear dropout spacing on the Nova...

Oh man... If the rear dropout spacing on the Nova is indeed 135mm and the bb info is right I may bight the bullet and do one up here soon. Have parts on hand to turn it into a 9 speed and custom...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-01-12, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By pcrx
Some general questions for the overwhelmed newb

Wow. I though the recumbent world was overflowing with custom choices until I started to look into a folder for more practical commuting use. One thing for sure - the more I ogle over the images of...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-31-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,298
Posted By pcrx
That is a nice looking Nova! I have been...

That is a nice looking Nova!

I have been researching these bikes now for a bit - thinking of taking the folding pill for ease of commuting and storage. My other ride - a 2006 ICE QNT Trike...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 03-02-10, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By pcrx
Portland OR Human Power Challenge

Ok everyone - if you want to attend the premier recumbent gathering - this is it. Registration is now active and starting for the

10th Annual Human Power Challenge...
Forum: Recumbent 03-02-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By pcrx
Human Power Challenge 2010

Ok everyone - if you want to attend the premier recumbent gathering - this is it. Registration is now active and starting for the

11th Annual Human Power Challenge...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 02-27-10, 11:06 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 51,990
Posted By pcrx
Crater Lake by recumbent: ...

Crater Lake by recumbent:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/pcrx/IMG_3571.jpg
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