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  1. Thanks for the tip about low step through height....

    Thanks for the tip about low step through height. With my current limited mobility in the right hip I already find that the step through height is a little awkward on some exercise bikes that I have...
  2. Contemplating a Hip Replacement - Exercise bike recommendation?

    I've been told that arthritis in one hip (other hip is fine) is now pretty bad and I will probably end up with a hip replacement.

    While I currently have problems with a limp and restricted...
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    While doing a search for a product to use to try...

    While doing a search for a product to use to try to keep my bike tires in decent shape I came across this old thread and mention of "ATF". What is ATF?
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    Yes, it definitely was harder than the City Jet,...

    Yes, it definitely was harder than the City Jet, but I got it on okay.
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    I called the shop that I mentioned earlier to see...

    I called the shop that I mentioned earlier to see if they got in another 1.75 tire to exchange for the 1.95 City Jet that I had ordered. They told me that they were having trouble getting the 1.75...
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    Yes. The fender was a bit wobbly. I would pull on...

    Yes. The fender was a bit wobbly. I would pull on it a bit and open up some clearance in one spot and it would be touching somewhere else. It was that close.
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    That tire looks about the same size as the City...

    That tire looks about the same size as the City Jet but my experience was that it seemed too close. You apparently got your 1.95 to fit. I did play around with adjusting it on the slotting. Maybe...
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    another of my tales of woe: I have an electric...

    another of my tales of woe:

    I have an electric air compressor in the garage that I bought to keep my car tires inflated, rather than paying to use the pumps at the gas stations. I'm old enough...
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    Yes. Now that I just checked and figured out...

    Yes. Now that I just checked and figured out that the parts that I have shown are not magnetic, and that the magnet is obviously on the other wheel, I can understand the purpose of the little set...
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    Can someone explain the purpose of the three...

    Can someone explain the purpose of the three washers and the threaded sleeve that go on the bolt that holds the magnet to the rear hub? Also what is the purpose of the little black set screw that...
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    I can recommend Warm Planet Bikes by the train...

    I can recommend Warm Planet Bikes by the train station at 4th and Townsend. They have a small collection of Dahon, Bike Friday, Downtube and Strida bikes there.

    One of the guys working there in...
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    Hey, I just noticed something on my fake strida: ...

    Hey, I just noticed something on my fake strida:

    The brakes are reversed.

    The right hand brake lever operates the front brake and the left hand brake lever operates the rear brakes. Is...
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    I couldn't make it either, but it's good to read...

    I couldn't make it either, but it's good to read of rain being forecasted. We need it.
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    Oh man I feel stupid. Yes, I definitely didn't...

    Oh man I feel stupid. Yes, I definitely didn't notice that second hole on the forward side of the tube. If I had made sure that the pin was engaging all the way through the tube to that front hole I...
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    Here is a followup to the two problems that I...

    Here is a followup to the two problems that I mentioned in this thread:
    - broken ball joint socket
    - wiggly (side to side) seat clamp

    I should mention that in some of the discussions about...
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    Okay, we'll see. I've marked it on my calender...

    Okay, we'll see. I've marked it on my calender and will pm you when the date approaches.
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    In San Francisco right at the Caltrain train...

    In San Francisco right at the Caltrain train station, Warm Planet Bikes.

    http://www.warmplanetbikes.com/

    They usually have about 10 to 15 different folding bikes on display.
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    I've lived in the bay area my whole life and have...

    I've lived in the bay area my whole life and have never got up there for that view. - that is shameful.

    What's also shameful is that I'm not in good enough shape to really do it on my on my...
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    Another thing: I mentioned in an earlier post...

    Another thing: I mentioned in an earlier post that the seat wiggles and someone mentioned that there are two pegs in two holes that keep the large seat bracket positioned at the desired height.
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    Amuro Lee, Thanks for information. If I (or...

    Amuro Lee,

    Thanks for information. If I (or anyone else with Google) ever have to do this again I will have a much better idea of what to do.

    I was trying to do approximately what you were...
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    First I tried the step on it method shown on the...

    First I tried the step on it method shown on the youtube clip. But it seemed like I had to press it at a 45 angle and I couldn't press it without it slipping out of position.

    So I then tried...
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    As mentioned in this topic I broke the plastic...

    As mentioned in this topic I broke the plastic socket of the top ball joint and I ended up buying a replacement socket from a source that I think is a Strida distributor. I just received it this...
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    It's too cold to go out to the garage, unscrew...

    It's too cold to go out to the garage, unscrew the three screws clamping the bracket together and check it out. But my recollection is that there was only one peg. Did yours come with two pegs?
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    I have another question about the fake Stridas: ...

    I have another question about the fake Stridas:

    I weight 185lbs and I find (I should be using the past tense as my fake Strida has a broken ball joint that needs to be repaired so I'm not riding...
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    Hi SesameCrunch, I want to expand on your...

    Hi SesameCrunch,
    I want to expand on your warning about over-tightening the drive belt tension bolt and give people the tip that you gave to me when you helped me with my bike. You suggested to me...
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