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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,008
Posted By Foldable Two

The BF shown is an older model (older than my...

The BF shown is an older model (older than my 2007) so a seperate, length specific stem is not part of it. The seatpost and the head tube are basically parallel, but by sliding the seat back & forth...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,487
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: 3,078
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: 3,078
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: 3,078
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.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
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: 3,757
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: 3,757
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: 6,421
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: 2,296
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: 2,296
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: 1,046
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: 1,676
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: 1,676
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: 5,464
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.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
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: 2,905
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: 453
Views: 93,496
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: 453
Views: 93,496
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...
01-08-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,257
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: 2,366
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: 1,415
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: 1,415
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...
12-13-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
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
12-12-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
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...
12-12-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
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...
12-08-13, 09:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,777
Posted By Foldable Two

A very, very long time. These photos are...

A very, very long time.

These photos are from the late 1940's.

Wife and I had matching bikes before we were married in the mid-60's, and still ride now. Daughter grew up on the back of our...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Foldable Two

Interesting. A neighbor has a Mazda 3 - need to...

Interesting. A neighbor has a Mazda 3 - need to check just how much room there is behind that back seat. Not going to sell our 2007 Yaris anytime soon, though. Got 41.3 MPG on the 165 mile drive out...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-13, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Foldable Two

Is that behind the 2nd row of seats, or with the...

Is that behind the 2nd row of seats, or with the 2nd row folded?

Lou
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,257
Posted By Foldable Two

Put red Bike Friday lettering on it, and it would...

Put red Bike Friday lettering on it, and it would look just like the Pocket Rocket Pro I tried out on the ride around Portland this Summer when BF came up to the bicycle exhibit at the Portland Art...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,875
Posted By Foldable Two

Our Fridays with the Kenda 1.75" tires are far...

Our Fridays with the Kenda 1.75" tires are far better on rough city streets than our Fridays with the 1.35" Kojacks.

Tested this during Portland's 2013 "Pedalpalooza" rides.

Lou
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,352
Posted By Foldable Two

1) No. 'Pocket' Fridays are not designed for that...

1) No. 'Pocket' Fridays are not designed for that - only the tikit is.

2) Stem can be converted to 'folding', seat post cannot. FYI, folding stem widens the folded pkg a bit.

3) Stem can be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By Foldable Two

Did rides as long as 20 miles on my 2005 Dahon S1...

Did rides as long as 20 miles on my 2005 Dahon S1 (single-speed). Now being used by my grandson.

That year is a very good model with an adjustable stem riser. With some short bar-ends, a metal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-13, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,461
Posted By Foldable Two

jyl, Having started our 'folding bike life'...

jyl,

Having started our 'folding bike life' with 2 - 2005 Dahon Boardwalks (back in 2005), and been unhappy with both the riding position (I'm 6'3") and the gearing (after doing the 24 mile,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Foldable Two

More gears, better brakes and a smaller fold (odd...

More gears, better brakes and a smaller fold (odd wheel size, though), but the real test will be if folks are collecting, refurbishing and/or restoring them 30-40 yrs from now as with the Raleigh 20....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Foldable Two

A couple of important questions: 1) What size is...

A couple of important questions: 1) What size is the frame? [Small or Medium - sure doesn't look like a Large.] 2) How tall are you and what do you weigh?

There is a weight limit and 'fitting'...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By Foldable Two

Folks likely access this website to view its "10...

Folks likely access this website to view its "10 Best" lists. Heavily laden with ads, and each list/article covers multiple ad-heavy pages. Site likely makes it's money on "click-thru" revenue or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,697
Posted By Foldable Two

FYI: That ad is still up on the L.A./SGV CL. ...

FYI: That ad is still up on the L.A./SGV CL.

Guess folks on the West Coast are not as gung-ho about this bike as some of the East Coast posters on this Forum.

Interesting.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,697
Posted By Foldable Two

When the seller describes a bike that looks like...

When the seller describes a bike that looks like that as being in perfect condition, and says it's supposed to be worth a lot of money... personally, I'd rather deal with a knowledgeable seller, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-13, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,697
Posted By Foldable Two

Received a reply from Tim Link (Cust Serv) at BF...

Received a reply from Tim Link (Cust Serv) at BF this afternoon.

This bike is NOT on their stolen list.

Personally, I'd still be wary.

Lou
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,697
Posted By Foldable Two

I sent the thread URL to Walter at Bike Friday...

I sent the thread URL to Walter at Bike Friday asking if the bike was ever reported stolen.

Lou
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,697
Posted By Foldable Two

Chain stay looks a Pocket Llama, but brakes look...

Chain stay looks a Pocket Llama, but brakes look like it could be an early Pocket Rocket. Based upon name shown, Green Gear could likely give more info about the bike based upon the name on the tag....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-13, 05:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,349
Posted By Foldable Two

A little like the BF tikit recall last year? ...

A little like the BF tikit recall last year?

Lou
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By Foldable Two

Have [COLOR=#000000]Mirrycle Mirrors on 7 of our...

Have [COLOR=#000000]Mirrycle Mirrors on 7 of our 8 bikes (not an easy fit on the wife's Raleigh 20 with stock grips). Feel like we are riding blind without them.

Lou
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,052
Posted By Foldable Two

One general comment first: This bike has an "easy...

One general comment first: This bike has an "easy pack" seat mast, and not a folding seat mast (a new NWT can be ordered with either.)

Bike Friday is the only folding/travel bike manufacturer that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-13, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,052
Posted By Foldable Two

The rack, fenders and under-rack bag alone cost...

The rack, fenders and under-rack bag alone cost $250. to replace today. I am assuming your height is appropriate for a 56cm frame. (That's equal to a medium-sized Bike Friday 'stock' frame.)

Lou
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By Foldable Two

At 130 lbs you could even ride a Crusoe...

At 130 lbs you could even ride a Crusoe (basically the lighter Pocket Rocket frame with 406 wheels vs the PR's 451's). The Crusoe's weight limit is 190 lb, so you are way under. My wife (150 lbs) had...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-13, 09:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,088
Posted By Foldable Two

Out here on the coast right now - good weather -...

Out here on the coast right now - good weather - road my Bike Friday Pocket 8 both yesterday and the day before.

Lou
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,690
Posted By Foldable Two

Amazing the new 'terminology' one learns here on...

Amazing the new 'terminology' one learns here on the Bike Forum! I guess that means she's a bit fussy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 206,638
Posted By Foldable Two

From Gaviota to Camino Cielo is quite a climb!...

From Gaviota to Camino Cielo is quite a climb! Something like 3,500 ft above Santa Barbara and with an amazing view.

Lou
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