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Forum: Folding Bikes 05-02-05, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,539
Posted By mcketi
Don't Panic Why did you all decide that a...

Don't Panic


Why did you all decide that a folder was for you? I have five children and we all ride. So to get to a ride start we needed a means to transport 6-7 bikes of various types. Apart...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-01-05, 06:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,893
Posted By mcketi
Which bike? The one that you can see in the...

Which bike?

The one that you can see in the photo is the back end of the Adams Trailer that I tow my daugther with. I connect the Trailer up to the Birdy and go along quite happily.

My normal...
Forum: Commuting 04-28-05, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By mcketi
Another option might be a large bum bag. I use...

Another option might be a large bum bag. I use one that has about 8 litres capacity. That would happily carry lunch, socks, jocks, a rain jacket, spares, mobile phone.
Forum: Commuting 04-27-05, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14,490
Views: 8,654,965
Posted By mcketi
Here are a photos of my two commuters. The...

Here are a photos of my two commuters.

The Trek 7700fx is my normal ride. I've had it for just on 2 years now and it has not missed a beat.

The Blue Birdy folder is my occasional ride, mainly...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-27-05, 11:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,893
Posted By mcketi
For something a little difference. Here's my...

For something a little difference. Here's my Blue Birdy (2000ish). Its a 21 Speed, ready for my commute to work.

The Birdy is my occasional commuter, basically when I am likely to be picked up...
Forum: Commuting 04-17-05, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By mcketi
Put down another vote for the 2003 7700fx. Rack...

Put down another vote for the 2003 7700fx. Rack went on with no difficulty and happily carries my panniers.

My commute is a 24km round trip (unless I'm having too much fun and ride longer).
Forum: Commuting 04-14-05, 07:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,295
Posted By mcketi
Couldn't agree more!!! And the reaction they...

Couldn't agree more!!!

And the reaction they get from me is a friendly wave.................and a shake of the head in disbelief
Forum: Recreational & Family 03-23-05, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,400
Posted By mcketi
I can't offer too much in the way of comparision,...

I can't offer too much in the way of comparision, however, I have a Adams single speed which is now being used by a second child, so the trailer is about 5 years old. We have had no problems with...
Forum: Commuting 03-23-05, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By mcketi
I have had a pair of Bontrager Select on my 03...

I have had a pair of Bontrager Select on my 03 Trek 7700fx. I have been commuting on them for 18 months without a moments problem.

I am approx 176 pounds, plus carry two full panniers and have...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-22-05, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 420,295
Posted By mcketi
I have three Birdys at home. I ride a Blue which...

I have three Birdys at home. I ride a Blue which is also set up to tow my daughter on a Adams Trailer. The other two are Orange. One having the headstem reversed so that my 9 year old can ride it...
Forum: Commuting 03-21-05, 04:12 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 220,495
Posted By mcketi
This works well for me. The suggestion I was...

This works well for me. The suggestion I was given was to get a couple of the body bags vets use. These are very durable as well as being waterproof.
Forum: Introductions 03-17-05, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By mcketi
Greetings From Canberra

Greetings from Australia,

I am a daily commuter, covering around 12Km (7.5 miles) each way.

My normal ride is a Trek 7700fx which is now a couple of years old and has not missed a beat. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-16-05, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,126
Posted By mcketi
I own a Birdy Blue folder. It is a German...

I own a Birdy Blue folder. It is a German designed bike, now manufactured in Taiwan. Not sure if they are available in the US. You can see what they look like at www.birdy.com.au :(

It is...
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