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Forum: Folding Bikes 11-21-09, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By dmnobrien
To further embarrass Thor, let me add my vote for...

To further embarrass Thor, let me add my vote for his good service. He was very patient with me while I tried to work out (by email and phone) exactly how much longer his Dahon ThudBuster is than my...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-18-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By dmnobrien
Gaerlan has them in silver or black, $8: ...

Gaerlan has them in silver or black, $8:

http://www.gaerlan.com (http://www.gaerlan.com/)
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-17-09, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,742
Posted By dmnobrien
I find the stock Dahon saddle uncomfortable after...

I find the stock Dahon saddle uncomfortable after a half hour of riding, so I'm going to replace it with a Brooks upright model (B67 or B68). From what I've read, those saddles are pretty comfortable...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-08-09, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By dmnobrien
You need to decide what's most important to you -...

You need to decide what's most important to you - ride, speed, flats, price, etc. It's a trade-off.

Nice ride, fast = Greenspeed Scorchers, judging by message traffic.

Bombproof = Marathon Plus...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-29-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By dmnobrien
My main reservation about the stock Tikit is the...

My main reservation about the stock Tikit is the limited gear range - 31-77. I can live with 31, but 77 at the top is just too low, even for me. ;)

Looks like the 11-34 gives 25-77. That would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-19-09, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By dmnobrien
When I test-rode a Brompton, the seat didn't...

When I test-rode a Brompton, the seat didn't raise enough, so I'd be needing a extended or telescoping one (which are available).

However, even at the lower seat height I tried, the handlebars...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-18-09, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By dmnobrien
According to BF, my measurements definitely put...

According to BF, my measurements definitely put me on the large Tikit (a shade over 6 foot, 220 lbs).

My legs are longer than most 6 footers (a friend of mine who's my height could barely reach...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-17-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By dmnobrien
Tikit - upright riding position?

I'm looking to buy a Tikit soon, and I'm trying to figure out a way to get a more upright riding position (mainly for urban commuting, and to get the weight off my hands).

I'm about 6 foot with...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-17-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,106
Posted By dmnobrien
My first question is always "will it fit me?",...

My first question is always "will it fit me?", because most folders don't, out of the box.

I'd want to know if it can handle a 6 footer with long inseam - that is, can the seat rise that much, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-16-09, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,106
Posted By dmnobrien
Based on past Reaches and its full suspension, I...

Based on past Reaches and its full suspension, I expect it would ride great.

The fold/unfold doesn't seem particularly fast to me - still some fiddling around with quick releases, saddle...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-16-09, 02:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,816
Posted By dmnobrien
feijai...

feijai (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=87188), thanks for the 1-year update. Lots of great detail for a prospective Tikit buyer like me.

I love the hyperfold idea (fast and elegant), but...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-16-09, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By dmnobrien
Poked around with a Clip at my LBS. Seemed that,...

Poked around with a Clip at my LBS. Seemed that, even with a telescoping seatpost, it wouldn't handle anyone close to 6 foot, so I didn't bother asking for a test ride.

Cute, but a non-starter for...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-12-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,520
Posted By dmnobrien
Vik, thanks for your IGH wisdom. Your blog was...

Vik, thanks for your IGH wisdom. Your blog was the first place I saw a Season Tikit.

From the BF page, it looks like they're offering the Red Band Nexus 8. Not sure if they offer the Alfine. How...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-11-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,520
Posted By dmnobrien
Thanks for the replies on removing the Nexus hub....

Thanks for the replies on removing the Nexus hub. Sounds like even I can handle it. ;)

For my purposes, I don't think the iMotion9 is worth the extra $300 over the Nexus. So I'll probably go with...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-03-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,520
Posted By dmnobrien
Just asked BF Walter about the gear range of the...

Just asked BF Walter about the gear range of the SRAM iMotion 9 (originally reported as 101-30), and he corrected the numbers as follows:

"The stock configuration comes with a 20 tooth cog,...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-03-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,935
Posted By dmnobrien
Mmmm, nice grips. Is there a semi-quick way to...

Mmmm, nice grips. Is there a semi-quick way to loosen the bar ends so they can be tucked into a fold? (e.g. hex key on the end?).

BTW, looks like you have your seatpost fully extended...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-22-09, 04:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,520
Posted By dmnobrien
Don't know the details of the components, but BF...

Don't know the details of the components, but BF Walter listed the i-Motion as yielding 101-30 GI (he corrected himself later - see below), and I assume he meant on the Tikit that he has. Hmmm.

As...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-20-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,520
Posted By dmnobrien
Season Tikit - Nexus 8 vs. i-Motion 9

Just noticed that Bike Friday has a new Season Tikit, using the SRAM i-Motion 9-speed hub:
http://community.bikefriday.com/node/11312?styleId=1676

...and here's a blog entry about it from BF...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-08-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,519
Posted By dmnobrien
I believe the Mu has a 5-year frame warranty. I...

I believe the Mu has a 5-year frame warranty. I think my 2007 does.
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-26-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,643
Posted By dmnobrien
To me, the main issues are: - Are the offshore...

To me, the main issues are:
- Are the offshore workers producing a quality product (value for money)?
- Are they paid and treated well?

Your Taiwanese-made Dahon stands a good chance of passing...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-19-09, 05:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,389
Posted By dmnobrien
So when it's folded up, it's a "parking...

So when it's folded up, it's a "parking tikit"?
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-29-09, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By dmnobrien
Now that LED lights are so bright and run so long...

Now that LED lights are so bright and run so long (my batteries last me several months of commuting 5 days a week), why choose the expense and complication of a generator? Is there another benefit to...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-18-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By dmnobrien
here come the knock-offs

On TradeMe (NZ's answer to eBay), I've noticed quite a few low-end foldies appearing lately. Most of them appear to be Chinese imports.

So let's play "name the knock-off":...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-13-09, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,223
Posted By dmnobrien
Saw the Clip at my LBS. It was cute, and the...

Saw the Clip at my LBS. It was cute, and the seat-post stand thingie was cool, but the rest of the bike was underwhelming.

Can't remember if it was heavy, but it wasn't particularly light.

The...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-24-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
Posted By dmnobrien
I get cat calls occasionally (on both my Dahon...

I get cat calls occasionally (on both my Dahon and my recumbent), and it's always always always the same - 2 or more guys in a pickup truck or old beater car. Gives credence to the whole "men in...
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