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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,333
Posted By LDier

Eyeglass mirrors are uncool looking IMO.

Eyeglass mirrors are uncool looking IMO.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-14, 12:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,808
Posted By LDier

The Brompton would be great for your commute. I...

The Brompton would be great for your commute. I think it might not be ideal for long distance touring though.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-14, 12:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,653
Posted By LDier

Great question. Ya gotta ask to find out.

Great question. Ya gotta ask to find out.
10-14-14, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By LDier

IKON Bikes at 23rd and J St may be one to check...

IKON Bikes at 23rd and J St may be one to check out. I don't have a name of a person, but I think they do good complete build work.
Also possibly John at the Edible Pedal downtown may be someone to...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-14, 10:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,352
Posted By LDier

My commute is only about 2 miles. Very flat. I...

My commute is only about 2 miles. Very flat. I kinda envy the people that have longer commutes. Once in a while I'll take a morning ride of 15 miles or so before work. Then shower there. It's still...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,604
Posted By LDier

Great question. It'll take me a while to figure...

Great question. It'll take me a while to figure out what gear inches I ride in most of the time. I know on my Surly LHT when cursing on the flats I only have a couple of gears left to go. It has a...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-14, 10:39 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,221
Posted By LDier

It seems to me that commute miles shouldn't be...

It seems to me that commute miles shouldn't be racing miles. I see so many bicyclists breaking traffic laws at all times of the day. But in rush hour traffic, seeing bicycle commuters going so fast...
10-04-14, 11:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,044
Posted By LDier

At the gym i do leg curls and single leg squats...

At the gym i do leg curls and single leg squats on the machines. I think they're great biking exercises.
10-04-14, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,616
Posted By LDier

When I got into road biking a few years ago I got...

When I got into road biking a few years ago I got a Brooks B17 saddle. At first I kept sliding down on the saddle. Then I tilted the saddle up a little too much and it kinda hurt down there ( if you...
10-03-14, 11:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,965
Posted By LDier

I love the Brooks B17. Hits the sit bones just...

I love the Brooks B17. Hits the sit bones just right. And they look so cool!!!!!!!
10-03-14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,321
Posted By LDier

Warm up before riding hard. Bring along half a...

Warm up before riding hard. Bring along half a banana. Drink enough fluids.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-14, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,557
Posted By LDier

Yeah, a Brompton or a Bike Friday Tikit. That's a...

Yeah, a Brompton or a Bike Friday Tikit. That's a good comparison.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-14, 11:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 55,149
Posted By LDier

Great answer Jur.

Great answer Jur.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-14, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,970
Posted By LDier

Looks like most of you recommend the 6 speed with...

Looks like most of you recommend the 6 speed with the -12%. I was just a little concerned that with the front derailleur could be more troublesome than the slick 3 speed internal hub.
I've looked at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,970
Posted By LDier

Brompton 3 speed standard vs -12% vs -18% (lower gearing)

Does anyone out there have a perspective on the Brompton 3 speed regular vs the reduced gearing options for the 3 speed (-12% and -18%)?
I'm hoping to get a Brompton soon, and want to ride it in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-14, 11:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,846
Posted By LDier

I like it. I want one. I love that raw lacquer.

I like it. I want one. I love that raw lacquer.
09-18-14, 11:22 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,659
Posted By LDier

1.5 miles to Safeway 0.75 miles to a small g...

1.5 miles to Safeway
0.75 miles to a small g store
1.8 miles to a Trader Joes (yeah) and the parking with a car is very limited, encouraging we bikers to ride them there.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,823
Posted By LDier

Oopps. Sorry jur. When I first posed this...

Oopps. Sorry jur. When I first posed this question I thought it didn't go thru. When I came back to my iPad a few hours later, it said something like the tag had expired. So I thought my post didn't...
09-14-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,676
Posted By LDier

circa 1990 new Trek mtn bike ............$300....

circa 1990 new Trek mtn bike ............$300. (was stolen)
circa 1993 new Specialized Hard Rock..$250
used Bianchi Volpe bought in ~2007....$500
new Surly LHT (2011).........................$1100...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,325
Posted By LDier

If someone at work asks me why I ride my bike to...

If someone at work asks me why I ride my bike to work I often say "Someone has to save the planet."
i'm only half kidding when I say it. Regardless of the environmental aspects. If more people rode...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-14, 10:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,823
Posted By LDier

Does folding a Brompton take a beating on the paint job?

I'm hoping to get a Brompton someday, and kinda wanted to get a bright colored one (maybe yellow). But am wondering if the paint gets chipped from folding? It might be tough to touch up a chipped...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,823
Posted By LDier

Do Bromptons get banged up folding? Chipped paint?

I'm hoping to get a Brompton someday, and kinda wanted to get a bright colored one (maybe yellow). But am wondering if the paint gets chipped from folding? It might be tough to touch up a chipped...
09-13-14, 12:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,235
Posted By LDier

For a cruiser bike I think of Electra. They are...

For a cruiser bike I think of Electra. They are way cool.
Where I grew up you'd get beat up if you rode a Huffy...........just kidding. But their reputation is kinda below average I've always...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,425
Posted By LDier

I like drop bars the best. I think I had 46cm...

I like drop bars the best. I think I had 46cm Nittos (I wanted them kinda wide) put on my Surly LHT when I got it a few years ago. I think the moustash bars look very cool. For Bromptons I like the...
09-12-14, 11:49 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 58,544
Posted By LDier

I say I'm 5'8", but am probably closer to 5' 7...

I say I'm 5'8", but am probably closer to 5' 7 3/4". My commuter bike is a 55cm (top tube) Bianchi Volpe. It seems slightly too big for me, but not too bad.
I also have a hybrid bike, a Specialized...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,128
Posted By LDier

Thanks for all of the input.

I think I'll probably get the Brompton with the rear rack and just make sure to take the bag or whatever off before folding the bike. The front C rack does look very good. But I don't plan to use the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,128
Posted By LDier

Brompton rear rack and trunk bag........any opinions?

I am thinking about getting a Brompton (someday), and noticed that it seems that many Bromptons don't have rear racks. Maybe I'm just a rear rack nut, but it seems like I always am carrying stuff...
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