Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   >

Showing results 1 to 25 of 195
Search took 0.44 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: FedericoMena
Forum: Living Car Free 04-25-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,872
Posted By FedericoMena
A cargo bike with an e-assist may cost you more...

A cargo bike with an e-assist may cost you more to acquire than a used car, but it's probably going to pay for itself within the first year. Car insurance/gas/maintenance gets expensive, very fast. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-22-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,870
Posted By FedericoMena
This is correct. The normal seatpost cannot be...

This is correct. The normal seatpost cannot be removed unless you remove the saddle. People who travel often this way report that the telescoping seat post option makes it easier to remove; I...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-20-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By FedericoMena
I recently got a Bickerton Portables for my 8yo...

I recently got a Bickerton Portables for my 8yo daughter. Had to flip the saddle post to let the saddle move as much forward as possible. Thanks for the idea of flipping the stem around; it's...
Forum: Commuting 04-20-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By FedericoMena
Pizza portage thanks to a long-flap saddlebag

Today, it made me so happy to figure this out in a pinch:
517051

517052

There's an extra flattened box under the pizza box to give it rigidity; both boxes are pushed as forward as possible. ...
Forum: Recreational & Family 03-30-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 828
Posted By FedericoMena
Bickerton Pilot for 8yo - it fits!

The urban bike shops in Mexico City seem to have gotten a shipment of Bickerton Portables. These are nice, not super-luxurious folding bikes.

I just purchased one for my daughter, who is 8 years...
Forum: Recreational & Family 03-18-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By FedericoMena
I have the Velo Orange Copenhagen double-legged...

I have the Velo Orange Copenhagen double-legged kickstand. It is very robust; works very well for groceries.

That Ursus Jumbo looks awesome - it opens wider than the Velo Orange, which should...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-09-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,870
Posted By FedericoMena
Totally doable. This thread has good suggestions...

Totally doable. This thread has good suggestions about protecting parts of the bike: http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/952751-flying-brompton-suitcase.html

I've flown a Brompton twice so...
Forum: Commuting 03-01-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,431
Posted By FedericoMena
Weekdays' breakfast it's a nice and strong cup...

Weekdays' breakfast it's a nice and strong cup from the moka pot and milk.

Weekends it's capuccinos on a piston lever machine.

We live in a coffee-growing region. It's hilly and warm. Life is...
Forum: Commuting 03-01-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By FedericoMena
MotionX GPS is pretty good if you are on an...

MotionX GPS is pretty good if you are on an iPhone. Doesn't stop recording if you stay on the same place for a while; it lets you pause/resume.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-01-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By FedericoMena
Er, wrong establishment. You want a torterķa :) ...

Er, wrong establishment. You want a torterķa :)

Or DIY:

On a hot frying pan put some ham, sliced sausages, and melty cheese. Lightly toast a length of baguette. Spread avocado on one half;...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 02-29-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By FedericoMena
Is this a pattern?

May I bore you with my memories of three rides?

1. Was on a long, hard group ride, on very rough unpaved roads through beautiful mountains. I had been doing the ride so far only on fruit / water...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-09-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,570
Posted By FedericoMena
Would a folding bike help you? It has helped me...

Would a folding bike help you? It has helped me a lot. Some patterns of transport that it lets me do:

- Put it in the car; drive to the edge of downtown (little traffic), park, hop into the bike...
Forum: Touring 12-21-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,248
Posted By FedericoMena
I'd say do it however it ends up being...

I'd say do it however it ends up being comfortable for you. On one side of my handlebar, I wrapped the cable coming out of the shifter for four or five turns, and mistakenly did five or six turns on...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-15-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By FedericoMena
It fits here: PORTO - STYLISH AND DURABLE...

It fits here: PORTO - STYLISH AND DURABLE EXPANDER (http://www.itluggage.com/products/view/Porto--Stylish-and-Durable-Expander-20)

See this post:...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-07-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By FedericoMena
What's with fat patches, anyway?

When I started biking I bought a box of tube patches; I think it came with 50 or so round ones that are maybe 5 cm in diameter, and they feel a good 1.5mm thick. I haven't used them all up yet. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-30-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By FedericoMena
It's a normal Nissan sedan. My wife (who does...

It's a normal Nissan sedan. My wife (who does most of the car commuting with our daughter, since I work from home) wants to be able to take both their bikes in the car - she'll be getting a folder,...
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-30-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By FedericoMena
Thanks. I tried a Strida a few years ago before...

Thanks. I tried a Strida a few years ago before settling on my current bike. The belt was certainly a good feature. There's a distributor in Mexico City; I may be able to swing by one day and try...
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-30-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By FedericoMena
Ooooh, I hadn't seen the Osata! That looks...

Ooooh, I hadn't seen the Osata! That looks great, thank you!
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-30-15, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,423
Posted By FedericoMena
My folding bike is not my only bike, but lately...

My folding bike is not my only bike, but lately it may as well be. We have construction going on in our house, and there are some plastic sheet barriers to prevent the spread of dust. The sheets...
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-25-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By FedericoMena
Folding bike for children?

My daughter is about to turn 8, and she needs a bigger bike than the 16" non-folder she has.

It would be very convenient to have a small folding bike for her, that we could tuck into the car and...
Forum: Commuting 11-03-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,358
Posted By FedericoMena
The rolled edges keep water from exiting the...

The rolled edges keep water from exiting the fenders from the sides, so that it only exits from the back.
Forum: Commuting 10-30-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,358
Posted By FedericoMena
The worst weather here doesn't go past rainy /...

The worst weather here doesn't go past rainy / foggy / windy - it doesn't snow. Still, the process of learning to ride in those conditions was, well, a process, rather than something instantaneous...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-29-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By FedericoMena
It's a shame that this folding plane - Explore...

It's a shame that this folding plane - Explore the A5 - ICON Aircraft (http://iconaircraft.com/) - is too heavy to carry on a bike trailer. *Then* one would have the perfect combination.
Forum: Commuting 10-14-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By FedericoMena
The delights of finding not-a-shortcut

To bike from my suburb to the children's museum, one has two choices: brave the highway (uphill, narrow shoulder), or do a really long detour through calmer avenues. Well, today I found that there...
Forum: Living Car Free 09-30-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,293
Posted By FedericoMena
There was an article a few months ago about how...

There was an article a few months ago about how taxis in Amsterdam (or was it Copenhagen? One of those super-bikeable cities) started carrying bike racks, and they were a huge hit. That way you can...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 195

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:24 AM.