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Forum: Folding Bikes 03-09-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By Foldable Two
1st: My suggestion as a retired salesman - don't...

1st: My suggestion as a retired salesman - don't wait to be offered a test ride, request one.

2nd: As a tall guy with long legs and arms (6'3" and a preferred seat-to-pedal distance of 39") who...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-03-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By Foldable Two
Twitchier than the two Dahon's we once had, and...

Twitchier than the two Dahon's we once had, and the four Bike Fridays we have now. Wife thinks it might be the narrower width of the R20's handle bars that contributes to it. She has ridden the R20...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-02-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By Foldable Two
Wife's 20 has the same 1.75" Kenda Tires on it as...

Wife's 20 has the same 1.75" Kenda Tires on it as on her BF Pocket 8, and same air pressure, too - world of difference between the bikes. (Pic was taken before the Kendas were installed on wife's...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-01-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By Foldable Two
We had Dahon Boardwalks 8-10 yrs ago, now ride...

We had Dahon Boardwalks 8-10 yrs ago, now ride Bike Fridays and the wife has a very nice refurbed 1973 Raleigh 20. We actually like the quicker steering with 20" wheels - great in tight situations.
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Forum: Folding Bikes 12-28-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By Foldable Two
I would guess 'KPMG Meijburg' might say it all....

I would guess 'KPMG Meijburg' might say it all. KPMG is an International Consulting firm, and Meijburg is an associated group of Tax Attorneys. So, either a promotional give-away, or someone just...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-27-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,304
Posted By Foldable Two
The frame is not "foldable", but can be shortned...

The frame is not "foldable", but can be shortned horizontially via its OSATA design. I seem to remember the BF folks confirming it will fit on local area bus racks.

Lou
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-27-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,304
Posted By Foldable Two
You can go onto the Bike Friday website and read...

You can go onto the Bike Friday website and read owner's reports for the new Haul-a-Day. There are like 50 of them out there, now. (See link below.)

BF Engineer, Willie Hatfield, won both the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-19-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,951
Posted By Foldable Two
Received that BF e-mail, too. Interesting...

Received that BF e-mail, too. Interesting solution, but will stick with our current Fridays. Chains fall off occassionally when folding/un-folding, but not that big of a deal.

Lou
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-11-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,680
Posted By Foldable Two
Why not go on a ride with your parents, and you...

Why not go on a ride with your parents, and you can stop for lunch along the way, rather than cooking yourself?

We ride with our daughter and grandson (age 17) when ever possible (and son-in-law,...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-11-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,680
Posted By Foldable Two
Being 'old folks with folders' ourselves (early...

Being 'old folks with folders' ourselves (early 70's), let me offer some tips:

Actually, a rack is good, especially to carry the previously suggested picnic basket, or something they bought along...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-11-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By Foldable Two
Hard to tell from that angle, but it looks like a...

Hard to tell from that angle, but it looks like a full-sized Raleigh 20. Just not the orig seat, though. Looks like good shape, easily worth $100. Wife was given one a couple of yrs ago by our next...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-31-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By Foldable Two
Noticed that the 'poster' has taken down that...

Noticed that the 'poster' has taken down that Craigslist ad.

Also, you'd think that a bike shop in Oakland would have significant security in place (like atleast 2 or 3 Freds).

[I spent four...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-30-14, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By Foldable Two
Bruce, May be time to add some locks to...

Bruce,

May be time to add some locks to your place!
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Surprised they didn't at least take them out of the area - especially to sell...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-03-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,697
Posted By Foldable Two
We will be at the Velo Cult bike shop (in the...

We will be at the Velo Cult bike shop (in the Hollywood Dist. of Portland) on Sat afternoon to test ride the new Bike Friday Haul-a-day - that's the rainbow one with the three kids on the back.
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Forum: Folding Bikes 04-02-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Foldable Two
You mean Camping World isn't going to have a...

You mean Camping World isn't going to have a competitor for their 22" wheeled folder?
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-03-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,034
Posted By Foldable Two
This one has been pretty well hashed-out, but I...

This one has been pretty well hashed-out, but I will make a couple of general comments as a retired salesman (sold business telephone systems, both large and small for 18 yrs).

1) You are never...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-25-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 48,052
Posted By Foldable Two
Jur, The result of middle-aged pedal...

Jur,

The result of middle-aged pedal power??? Hope it can be fixed; I know you like that bike a lot.

I have one Aluminum frame, but it's only a year old. I doubt it will be cracked by the time...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-24-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 48,052
Posted By Foldable Two
A couple of points: 1) Those of us that are...

A couple of points:

1) Those of us that are taller (or shorter) than average find that Bike Fridays are a folder that fits very nicely. They are also easy to modify with Std parts, but that's...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 01-08-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,646
Posted By Foldable Two
Here's my full time neighborhood-bike/cruiser -...

Here's my full time neighborhood-bike/cruiser - It's an SS29'er.

Those are 2.0" Big Apples on it (may go to 2.35s" later), and that's the 21" frame because I'm 6'3". I'm sure it baffles some of...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-04-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By Foldable Two
Having owned three Dahons and now four Bike...

Having owned three Dahons and now four Bike Fridays, I can say that Bike Fridays definitely have more "stock" parts than Dahons. In addition, if I need any BF exclusive parts (and I have needed a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-27-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By Foldable Two
FYI to OP - I get my 406 tires and tubes from a...

FYI to OP - I get my 406 tires and tubes from a store in Portland, OR that specializes in recumbents. (They also sell Dahons and carried Bike Fridays, too, at one point.)

Lou
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-26-13, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By Foldable Two
I'd just stay with the Presta valves. They work...

I'd just stay with the Presta valves. They work very well, and are readily available in the 20" (406) size. We have five folders - three with Prestas, one with Schrader converted to Presta and one...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-13-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By Foldable Two
Yup, sounds like the incorrect info in the...

Yup, sounds like the incorrect info in the original VC Star story got everyone's attention. Interesting they corrected it - makes more sense now.

Lou
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-12-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By Foldable Two
That was my point. Brakeless SS is far worse - no...

That was my point. Brakeless SS is far worse - no way to lock-up the rear wheel, except by sacrificing you foot & ankle and the wheel, too.

Interestingly enough, most casual riders are on cruisers...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-12-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By Foldable Two
Isn't the problem really not having brakes??? ...

Isn't the problem really not having brakes??? Portland, OR requires at least a front brake on fixies.

My Gravity 29er SS would be IMPOSSIBLE to stop without brakes - except via a crash.

As a...
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