Search: Posts Made By: keyven
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.48 seconds.
06-01-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By keyven

Best Roof Rack for one MTB + one Road Bike?

Price isn't that much of an issue, but this is my very first roof rack and I'm wondering if anyone here has advice on a brand+model that allows me to securely carry a 700c Road Bike and a 27.5" MTB...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,143
Posted By keyven

Such is the risk of being a backer. I've been...

Such is the risk of being a backer. I've been burned as well in other crowdfunding, and although I didn't invest a cent in the Helix, I do hope it succeeds.
Hopefully it will pave the way for better...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,186
Posted By keyven

Depends on whether you want to stick with the...

Depends on whether you want to stick with the "boring black" Brompton cables or try Jagwires or other brands (in some funky colors), as well as try another stem color (maybe even a Raw Lacquer/Nickel...
01-14-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,555
Posted By keyven

Thanks for the advice. Will do!

Thanks for the advice. Will do!
01-13-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,555
Posted By keyven

Storing water bladder in freezer (how long is safe?)

I generally keep my bladder in there for a week or two max but it's been several months since I last used it - should I take it out and wash it or leave it?

Would there a rough time limit before...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-17, 02:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,145
Posted By keyven

Here in Singapore dockless bike sharing has done...

Here in Singapore dockless bike sharing has done pretty well, and understandably so.

Singapore has great infrastructure for bike-sharing - almost every sidewalk has a slope on both ends (it's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,641
Posted By keyven

Dino Kiddo isn't cheap - my carbon seatpost was...

Dino Kiddo isn't cheap - my carbon seatpost was from J&L (ebay) and cost less than US$100.

I'm relatively short and light so I'm not too worried about carbon failure from overextension of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,717
Posted By keyven

Interesting. Will check it. Thanks!

Interesting. Will check it. Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,717
Posted By keyven

Yes the 6 speed wheel is complete with everything.

Yes the 6 speed wheel is complete with everything.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-17, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,717
Posted By keyven

Thanks for the reply... just taking it slow since...

Thanks for the reply... just taking it slow since I got other bikes to tide me over.

Looks like all I will need is the chain pusher, derailleur spring and dog leg and barring anymore surprises,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-17, 01:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,717
Posted By keyven

Converting a Brompton from 3 to 6 Speed

I've owned Bromptons since 2014, with 3 bikes at my max. All of the bikes are 2014 Bromptons.

Since then I've collected a TON of spare parts (both original and third party), and I'm hoping I will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,285
Posted By keyven

As an ex-blader who spent hours trying out...

As an ex-blader who spent hours trying out 72/76/78/80mm inline skate wheels in various configurations because I already had most of the sizes, you need to consider factors like heel strike, ease of...
Forum: BMX
03-16-17, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By keyven

BMX Shoes Recommendations?

Looking into getting a pair of comfy BMX-riding shoes... what kind of options would be great? I mostly ride street - just a casual pair for riding.

Who's happy with theirs? Thanks for any advice.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By keyven

Installed a 165mm FSA MegaExo SL-K Crankset for...

Installed a 165mm FSA MegaExo SL-K Crankset for my S2E-X and very happy with that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,679
Posted By keyven

Haha I suspect I'll be in the same boat! I'm...

Haha I suspect I'll be in the same boat! I'm almost 40 so I'm slowly training my body for the abuse and hopefully I'll avoid that :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,679
Posted By keyven

Just got a regular BMX (Kink Whip 2017) when just...

Just got a regular BMX (Kink Whip 2017) when just a month ago I would never even considered one. I have two Bromptons (one of which I was initially thinking of converting), but the frame alone is...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-17, 01:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,827
Posted By keyven

That was my thinking... used to have the...

That was my thinking... used to have the Automatix S2 on my Dahon... pretty good but for its low shifting range (8mph)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-17, 01:50 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,553
Posted By keyven

Agree with jur and a few others about Brompton. ...

Agree with jur and a few others about Brompton.

- One thing that few people will complain about a Brompton is reliability. It has been proven over and over again and while some people may not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-17, 01:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,866
Posted By keyven

My S2E-X Brompton is about 18lb. It started life...

My S2E-X Brompton is about 18lb. It started life in 2014 as a 28lb M6R, and has been shedding weight ever since.

2-speed with a 39T chainring for ultra casual riding capable of tackling the most...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,677
Posted By keyven

Newer Brompton come with 3/32" chains, but I...

Newer Brompton come with 3/32" chains, but I think pre-2012 or something 1 and 3-spds were standard 1/8", while 2 and 6-spds were 3/32".
12-28-16, 02:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,692
Posted By keyven

I still find my Catseye Bell to be amazing both...

I still find my Catseye Bell to be amazing both in value and alerting others to my presence. Not sure what the fuss is all about.

https://www.bike24.com/p242389.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-16, 01:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,212
Posted By keyven

I dispute this - you can't claim to know if...

I dispute this - you can't claim to know if biking fanatics in Spain or Sri Lanka or Taiwan do not care for folders.

It may be true in your region, but Asia LOVES folders - and we have far more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,735
Posted By keyven

It is... with the prices about 50% or less that...

It is... with the prices about 50% or less that of Amazon. And I wouldn't be surprised many of Amazon's products are sourced from there...
11-06-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,164
Posted By keyven

I've got the Cygolite 680 and that's a great...

I've got the Cygolite 680 and that's a great medium range light... wow the price drop on the 800 sounds good. The mount is not very good though.
11-06-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,558
Posted By keyven

The world is so diverse I can't imagine why...

The world is so diverse I can't imagine why there's even arguments that INSIST one way MUST be better than the other. Ugh.

Surely a MUP in a small town cannot be compared to that in a medium sized...
11-02-16, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,041
Posted By keyven

I've bought a number of them from China sites......

I've bought a number of them from China sites... mostly garbage but cheap and fun.

Europeans and Americans are paying waaaayyyyy too much for it. Like 100-200% more.

Maybe 500% after a certain...
11-02-16, 01:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,327
Posted By keyven

I agree with Dave. I wouldn't say...

I agree with Dave.

I wouldn't say Humankind's current conditions are unarguably "an unqualified success", but it is pretty incredible what we've accomplished, even if they come with their own set...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,889
Posted By keyven

I'm using the Tange - Chris King might be...

I'm using the Tange - Chris King might be overkill.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By keyven

I had the SRAM Automatix installed on my Dahon MU...

I had the SRAM Automatix installed on my Dahon MU Uno a few years ago which I heard shifts between gears at "too low speeds" at default. Which is quite true because at around 8mph it would switch,...
10-28-16, 03:08 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,919
Posted By keyven

I am a driver (and cyclist) who gets mad at...

I am a driver (and cyclist) who gets mad at 'dangerous bikers" running red lights.

- They make cyclists in general look bad.
- They may influence others or kids to think "this is okay to do".
-...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-16, 02:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,384
Posted By keyven

1. S2E-X and M3E here. The S2E-X is about 8kg so...

1. S2E-X and M3E here. The S2E-X is about 8kg so it's my go-to bike for running around town and multi-modal. The M3E - probably soon to be M6E - is my goto for longer rides and maybe touring. The Ti...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-16, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By keyven

IMO I love my Catseye Volt 800 that is mounted on...

IMO I love my Catseye Volt 800 that is mounted on the original Brompton front reflector's mount. It's takes a little bit of very basic "Macguyvering" to do.

Ignore the picture's "metal" mount. Use...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By keyven

Thanks... hope I can find similar.

Thanks... hope I can find similar.
10-23-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,423
Posted By keyven

You're oversimplifying it. There have been many...

You're oversimplifying it. There have been many times when the sun has gotten into my eyes unexpectedly. It could be fine one minute and the clouds shift and a ray of light hits the area.

A&S too...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By keyven

He did not give much reasons other than the...

He did not give much reasons other than the suspension is not meant to absorb major bumps or off-road riding, but mostly to smooth the ride on roads and such.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By keyven

What did you use to fit the thudbuster into the...

What did you use to fit the thudbuster into the 34.9mm seatpost diameter? Looks like an adaptor of sorts? I've been interested in that for a while and I might well get that if I ever pick up a Birdy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By keyven

Yeah the Jetstream was definitely in my radar....

Yeah the Jetstream was definitely in my radar. And far cheaper than a Birdy to boot.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By keyven

He only represents Pacific Cycles (mostly). He...

He only represents Pacific Cycles (mostly). He had nothing in his stable to recommend.

He said to use an MTB.
10-20-16, 02:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By keyven

In theory, it's a "scary thought" but in a...

In theory, it's a "scary thought" but in a practical sense it has an infinitesimal chance of happening. It sure makes for a great scaremongering news article though. Just like how the Tesla...
10-20-16, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,018
Posted By keyven

Same here - love the Volt 800!

Same here - love the Volt 800!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 01:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By keyven

My friend and I brought 2 Bromptons (with...

My friend and I brought 2 Bromptons (with Marathons and Kevlar tyres) to a pretty rough beginner's trail. The bikes held up pretty well and we had fun. The aftermath, not so much :trainwreck:
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 01:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By keyven

Sounds awesome! What kind of trails can you...

Sounds awesome! What kind of trails can you normally ride (comfortably) on that?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 01:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By keyven

I went into a local shop and was essentially told...

I went into a local shop and was essentially told by the helpful storeperson that I should not bother with a Birdy if I intend to do a fair bit of off-road. Which was one of the major reasons I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,026
Posted By keyven

Dunno about the winter tires but the hinge clamp...

Dunno about the winter tires but the hinge clamp upgrade is ALWAYS my first when I get a new Brompton.

Unless you don't intend to take advantage of the Brompton's superb fold regularly, the hinge...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-16, 03:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By keyven

Really appreciate your answer. Your Kangaroo...

Really appreciate your answer. Your Kangaroo Island trip looked awesome! The pearl-white Birdy is a VERY close second to my favorite color - orange.

I would absolutely love to do that one day, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-16, 01:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By keyven

Birdy off-road performance?

I'm looking to have a small folder that I can throw into the trunk of my car and use it to traverse dirt trails and urban obstacles.

I've been admiring the Birdy for the longest time - and I'm on...
10-04-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,775
Posted By keyven

As someone with a brother and dad who drove BMWs...

As someone with a brother and dad who drove BMWs (my dad now owns a Mercedes but misses his old car), I can kinda attest to this. My dad's a certified tailgater - we've told him that many times, once...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-16, 02:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,808
Posted By keyven

I managed to get one (fake copy) for about US$75...

I managed to get one (fake copy) for about US$75 - had it for almost a year and never used it once.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,256
Posted By keyven

I use a Finish Line chain cleaning tool and it...

I use a Finish Line chain cleaning tool and it works well. Simple and pretty intuitive within minutes.

Most are pretty much variations of the same thing. Don't pay too much.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-16, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,380
Posted By keyven

An extended and telescopic does practically the...

An extended and telescopic does practically the same thing, except the telescopic is more flexible (but heavier and more expensive) in that it allows the bike to be folded smaller than the extended....
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.