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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By smalltalk

Okay here's a photo of the quick release. Hope it...

Okay here's a photo of the quick release. Hope it posts okay.

The LBS cannibalized a quick release from a seat post.

Edit: The top of the photo is on the left. Simply rotate in your head!
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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By smalltalk

How do I post pictures? Looks like photos need to...

How do I post pictures? Looks like photos need to be hosted elsewhere. I donít have photo sharing setup, at least not recently.

Any recommendations on a sharing service?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By smalltalk

I did end up getting a Brompton a week ago. Itís...

I did end up getting a Brompton a week ago. Itís a 2014 H6L Titanium with light use. I put a quick release bolt on the handlebar stem, which allows me pull the bars backwards towards me, and forward...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By smalltalk

Well I called the dealer who verified the item is...

Well I called the dealer who verified the item is discontinued. I wonder if a similar item is available third party?

That said I need to try this other Brompton dealer, who is a different one from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By smalltalk

I just read this item has been discontinued. The...

I just read this item has been discontinued. The Brompton US says this item is not available online in my region. The SKU is QSAPA...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By smalltalk

Thanks for the Bike Friday idea. Didnít know they...

Thanks for the Bike Friday idea. Didnít know they did that sort of custom work.

Actually Iíve ridden recumbents for years and have three sitting in my garage. Only one is ready to ride, a RANS V2....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By smalltalk

So I took my Dahon Mu P8 out yesterday on an...

So I took my Dahon Mu P8 out yesterday on an extended group ride. This is the Dahon Iíve already owned for 3 plus years, that is MORE upright than the Brompton I test rode.

Long story short: it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By smalltalk

I found a white Brompton on Craigslist locally....

I found a white Brompton on Craigslist locally. Sent an email to see if itís still available. Itís white and single speed for $1000.

The seller didnít give any details about which type or itís...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By smalltalk

Thanks for the many replies! I see it started a...

Thanks for the many replies! I see it started a lively discussion. I'm the type who likes to scratch an itch. The problem is I have a garage of itches I've scratched before and I never end up riding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By smalltalk

I wouldn't say my legs / torso ratio is way off...

I wouldn't say my legs / torso ratio is way off from the norm. I'm guessing about 2 inches from the norm for my height. Also wouldn't the shorter torso offset the longer legs?

Sorry I shouldn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By smalltalk

Replying to berlinonaut: I tried the...

Replying to berlinonaut:

I tried the standard seat post. Again maybe only about an inch less than fully extended.

I'll have to ask the shop about the seat forward extender. I tried tilting the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 592
Posted By smalltalk

Dahon Curl test ride?

This is a long shot. Iíd like to do test ride of the new Dahon Curl. I live in Southern California. I wonder if any dealers here have any in a showroom I can try out. Or any owners?

As stated in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-18, 11:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,157
Posted By smalltalk

Brompton for an upright rider

I already have a folding bike, a Dahon Mu P8, but have an itch to scratch for a Brompton. I'm considering taking the train to work after 4 years commuting over an hour each way in LA traffic. The...
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-16, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By smalltalk

Call Richard's Cyclery in Garden Grove. He has...

Call Richard's Cyclery in Garden Grove. He has demo rides every Saturday morning. This is not just a ride around the block, but several miles. The group meets at 8:00 AM and leaves at 8:15 AM every...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By smalltalk

Thanks Thor! Actually I didn't put any lube...

Thanks Thor!

Actually I didn't put any lube on the seat post, but I did on the riser. The riser is my main issue. I have extend it out further when folding the bike. Right now it is jamming and I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By smalltalk

Clean lube?

I need a clean lubricant for my Dahon on the riser and seat post. I fold my bike everyday and kept it in my car trunk. When I unfold or fold it again, I get a dark gray film on my hands. I have to...
11-30-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,749
Posted By smalltalk

Also use Garmin Edge 500 here. Only problem is...

Also use Garmin Edge 500 here. Only problem is that is supports only 3 bikes. Prefer the 500 because I don't have to muck around with all the wires. And I don't have to buy separate computer for each...
11-29-14, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,756
Posted By smalltalk

I have a much greater discrepancy at 5/8" or 16...

I have a much greater discrepancy at 5/8" or 16 mm. If I read your post correctly, you have a 5 mm discrepancy.

My solution was not to use different crank arm lengths. Instead I have a 1/2" shim...
11-14-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,798
Posted By smalltalk

Okay this saddle brand has caught my interest....

Okay this saddle brand has caught my interest. But I have to ask Jinkster what your riding posture is? We are the same age, but I come from a recumbent background and now trying traditional diamond...
11-05-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,163
Posted By smalltalk

Personally, I head right out my front driveway....

Personally, I head right out my front driveway. But then I live in Southern California.

That said, I just got back from a quick trip to my native Midwest for a funeral, and do know the challenges...
11-05-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,374
Posted By smalltalk

Thanks Steve! I had to leave town for a...

Thanks Steve!

I had to leave town for a funeral since your post. Now I am back in town and can give some thought to my 7300. I've considered 700x28 or 700x32 tires instead. I have a RANS crank...
10-28-14, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,374
Posted By smalltalk

My New 1999 Trek 7300...

I bought a new Trek 7300 back in 1999. But I never rode it very much and it sat in my garage for 15 years. I've spent most of my time since then riding recumbent bikes.

I recently made a foray...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,288
Posted By smalltalk

Dahon luggage straps

I was at my LBS the other day and looked at the Dahon luggage straps. I saw a set on a new Dahon in the showroom and pulled on it to feel the tension. To my dismay, the strap didn't fully return to...
10-19-14, 11:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,032
Posted By smalltalk

So when does it get too cold for me to ride?...

So when does it get too cold for me to ride? Almost never! Okay I live in Southern California, and sometime it does get too cold for my tastes.

And just like Rick OCCR, I used to live in the St....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,393
Posted By smalltalk

I really want to say bravo to your idea. Unlike...

I really want to say bravo to your idea. Unlike the other commenter, I don't think it is BS. On my Dahon, the wheels don't line up when folded. That is the bike tilts to the side when rolling it as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-14, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,942
Posted By smalltalk

Thanks for the replies! I found a mirror...

Thanks for the replies!

I found a mirror today, at a LBS, that meets my needs. It is the Third Eye Mirror. I am able to fold my Dahon without adjusting the mirror. And it does NOT vibrate.


I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,942
Posted By smalltalk

Mirror on a folding bike?

How do I mount a mirror on a Dahon folding bike. The problem is when the handlebar post is folded down against the rear wheel. Space is tight when folded.

I prefer to avoid helmet mounted mirrors....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By smalltalk

New to me Dahon Helios, have questions

I bought a Dahon Helios P7 off of Craigslist about 3 weeks ago. It is my first folding bike, though I've owned many bikes over the years. I recently took a job in a city where parking is a nightmare....
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