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Old 08-15-19, 04:17 PM
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Yes, it's too clean. I'll try to remedy that this weekend.
While sorting through over a decade's accumulation of bike parts and gear, I ran across my never-used Thudbuster seatpost... it was the right size for my Montague, so what the heck.... Not like a few extra grams (give or take) is gonna make much difference here. I did have to order the firm/firm pucks, and just installed them a few minutes ago. Then wheeled around the house to try it out. Feels ok, but I guess I need rougher terrain to really *test* it. I'll go back to front susp at some point, but will save up for something halfway decent.

Maybe upgrade the drivetrain too... or at least limit the front to double and change the chainring sizes out, wider range rear... you know...

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Old 08-15-19, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by sjanzeir
So did you end up buying a Dahon for Jeddah, rather than the Decathlon or another one? How is it? The tires seem to be capable of coping with the terrain on which you get to ride .
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Old 08-15-19, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 2_i
So did you end up buying a Dahon for Jeddah, rather than the Decathlon or another one? How is it? The tires seem to be capable of coping with the terrain on which you get to ride .
Oh you mean vs. the Riyadh thing? Nah, I've had this Dahon for about a year now. I spend just too little time in Riyadh to keep my own bike over there; with my current work schedule, I've got only Monday evenings open to get in a couple of hours' riding, and for that I can just rent a decent bike from the nearby LBS, for the equivalent 15 bucks or so. In the future they might either have me stationed in Jeddah permanently (which would be awesome ) or ask me to work out of HQ in Riyadh at all times, which would require us - or me, at least - to actually move there (which I'm not exactly crazy about, really ) So, we'll see.
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Old 08-15-19, 09:04 PM
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Sorry, right, I got confused with the cities. $15 for a few h is rather stiff. I normally try to keep the rental down to about $10/day, but I did pay significantly more on an occasion for a higher standard bike, than one I ride everyday.
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Old 08-15-19, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 2_i
Sorry, right, I got confused with the cities. $15 for a few h is rather stiff. I normally try to keep the rental down to about $10/day, but I did pay significantly more on an occasion for a higher standard bike, than one I ride everyday.
The $15 is for an entire 24 hours, actually - it's either that or about $13/h, so...

And if I decide to ride every Monday for a month, $60/mo in bike-riding expenditure is easier to live with than spending many times more for a bike, new or used. Given how iffy the situation is right now, this is the easiest way to go about it for now.
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Old 08-19-19, 01:52 PM
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Rode my Swift from the interior of British Columbia home to Vancouver Island. One of my favourite sections of the trip was the 135km between Princeton B.C. and Hope over the Cascade Mountains on the "Crowsnest Highway". It was a lovely road with good climbing, light traffic and some of the best descents I've ever ridden. It was a treat after spending a couple days tackling the same mountains on dirt back roads and trails.
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We love to go birdwatching in this Ontario provincial park
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Raleigh RSW-16 with original matching plaid carrier bag

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We love to go birdwatching in this Ontario provincial park
Nice bikes, @ridey b

I have your twenty's older little brother with the same plaid carrier bag. Neat to see another in use in the wild!




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Old 09-11-19, 09:38 AM
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Xootr Swift - this one is a real workhorse

This Xootr pulls both a Thule trailer and a BOB trailer regularly, usually loaded up and for 15+ miles per ride. And it does it at a pretty good clip! Who would have thought it'd make sure a good trailer puller.

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Old 09-11-19, 02:16 PM
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Not exactly wild, but proud to celebrate 20000km of my Brompton M6L Black Edition 1 2015 with a components update!!
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20000km? for real?
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My Segway Ninebot ES Max may not be a bike, but it definitely folds! LOL!!!


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Not Segway-fluent. Can you elaborate on this...it’s quite intriguing!
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Not Segway-fluent. Can you elaborate on this...itís quite intriguing!
Here's a cool video review,...this guy was "Born To Be Mild"!!!

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Ah, I have folding bars


Folding bars


On the trail
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Ah, I have folding bars

Folding bars

On the trail
Nice custom stand up bike,... Me likey!!!
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Dahon Speed D8 converted from derailleur 8 speed to IGH 8 speed. I really like the Alfine 8 speed hub. A very smooth runner with reliable shifting.





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JHere are some pics from a path in Cssper WY. The closeups are to illustrate my Brompton 54 tooth chainring, my velo orange Milano bars, a modified shifter, SPDs, taped Ergon grips and my security system...We still hang...
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A sticker like this one could very possibly land me in jail over here in Saudi Arabia, probably with a hefty fine thrown in for good measure, after all of which I'll get thrown out of the country
"Instigating or attempting to instigate a crime"
They take this s**t very seriously around here!
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The Adventurer rides again..

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I did an urban overnight campout this weekend on my Dahon:

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I've neglected my riding, though I have been filling the gaps with a lot of hikes.

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I enjoyed your write up about the camp out!

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I did an urban overnight campout this weekend on my Dahon:

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In the Poconos

I was at the Skytop Lodge in the Poconos for a conference but still found time for a 25 mile ride this morning. It was in the 30's when I left but got up to 50. Beautiful fall day.
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