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Forum: Recumbent
05-30-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,877
Posted By JCFlack

Racks, Locks and Recumbents

After a serious crash on my "normal" hybrid, I've gotten back to riding, but my wife worries every time. Lately, I've been thinking that a recumbent might be safer for me, and ease her worries. And...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By JCFlack

I live in the DC area, so I'll leave question 1,...

I live in the DC area, so I'll leave question 1, 2 and 4 for others.
I go to Baltimore from time to time, sometimes by car, but other times by train. On weekdays, the least expensive way to go to...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By JCFlack

My first bike since college (almost 40 years ago)...

My first bike since college (almost 40 years ago) was a Citizen Tokyo. I'm glad I bought it, since it was what I could afford at the time, and I rode it regularly and happily for several years. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,972
Posted By JCFlack

I've worn sweat pants OVER my regular pants. The...

I've worn sweat pants OVER my regular pants. The sweat pants keep me warmer, and take the dirt.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By JCFlack

I've taken my bike on Metrobus - not a big deal. ...

I've taken my bike on Metrobus - not a big deal. I carry my water bottle and helmet onto the bus, but the panniers stay on - they are firmly attached and won't come off easily. There are buses as...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,284
Posted By JCFlack

I'm 5'6" with a 28" inseam currently riding a...

I'm 5'6" with a 28" inseam currently riding a Giant Escape 2, small. I tried the medium when I was shopping, but it was too big. Even now, I'm looking to shorten the cockpit a bit - I'll probably...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-12, 11:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,635
Posted By JCFlack

I'm with you - how can we expect car drivers to...

I'm with you - how can we expect car drivers to respect us as vehicles with equal rights to the road, if we don't obey the laws at least as much as they do. Not that cars always obey traffic lights,...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,353
Posted By JCFlack

I just bought a Giant Escape (getting ready to...

I just bought a Giant Escape (getting ready to start my commute home on it right now). I have a Small (I'm 5'6") and love it.
Forum: Commuting
07-05-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,847
Posted By JCFlack

High 90s and sometimes over 100 for more than a...

High 90s and sometimes over 100 for more than a week here. But yesterday morning, I got out early and rode to breakfast at IHOP before it heated up. Mid-80s and I'm feeling very comfortable. No...
Forum: Northeast
07-02-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By JCFlack

On the Fourth your route at night ought to be...

On the Fourth your route at night ought to be safe because of the number of people. But that will be the downside of your plan - a lot of people walk across the bridge after the fireworks to get to...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By JCFlack

Sounds great - I'd love to have a shower where I...

Sounds great - I'd love to have a shower where I work. I have to make do with pre-moistened wipes, a towel, and a fresh application of deoderant.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-12, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By JCFlack

I'm familiar with the Franconia and Van Dorn...

I'm familiar with the Franconia and Van Dorn intersection, but I've never biked through there. I can understand your apprehension - wide streets with lots of traffic. You're heading for Eisenhower...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,840
Posted By JCFlack

I live near where that happened - very sad thing....

I live near where that happened - very sad thing. I usually ride on the nearby W&OD trail, which is straighter and flatter than the Four Mile Run trail where this occurred. W&OD is fairly wide and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By JCFlack

Citizen Tokyo - 2009-2012 RIP

A week ago, I got a call from the bike shop where my Tokyo was in for repair. Had it been a dog, and the call from the vet, the message would have been, "I'm afraid you'll have to put your dog 'to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,991
Posted By JCFlack

My 16" wheels are fine for asphalt or concrete,...

My 16" wheels are fine for asphalt or concrete, but not great on other surfaces, like the packed dirt and gravel on the C&O Canal towpath. My bike is fine for my current 7 mile commute to work, was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,740
Posted By JCFlack

While I've had a ball riding my Citizen Tokyo, I...

While I've had a ball riding my Citizen Tokyo, I wouldn't recommend buying one if you can afford better. It is heavy for its size and slow on the flats and downhills. The weight would make it a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,926
Posted By JCFlack

Last Sunday, I took my Citizen Tokyo on the C&O...

Last Sunday, I took my Citizen Tokyo on the C&O Canal towpath - this is pretty much like gravel. The Tokyo has 16" 305 wheels - a little smaller than a Brompton. It was pretty rough riding - I was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By JCFlack

Since a few people have resurrected this thread,...

Since a few people have resurrected this thread, I thought I'd give an update:
I bought a new saddle - no-name brand, but I got to try it at the LBS, and it seemed comfortable. Now I've ridden it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By JCFlack

The Pocket Rocket has a big fold, but it DOES...

The Pocket Rocket has a big fold, but it DOES fold, so I think it counts. But the other part is that it needs to fit in the luggage storage area. I don't know whether the Friday folds small enough...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-12, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By JCFlack

From Amtrak's web site: Folding Bikes Brought...

From Amtrak's web site:
Folding Bikes Brought Aboard as Carry-On Baggage Folding bicycles may be brought aboard certain passenger cars as carry-on baggage. Only true folding bicycles (bicycles...
Forum: Southeast
04-23-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,497
Posted By JCFlack

Name one YOU like, and say why you like to ride...

Name one YOU like, and say why you like to ride your bike there. Are there good bike facilities - lanes, MUPs, good places to park and lock? Bike friendly businesses and attractions? Bike sharing,...
Forum: Southeast
04-21-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,497
Posted By JCFlack

Beach Town Cycling

What's the best Southeast beach town for riding your bike? Arguments permitted, but keep it civil please.
Forum: Northeast
04-21-12, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By JCFlack

Beach Town Cycling

What's the best Northeast beach town for riding your bike? Arguments permitted, but keep it civil please.
Forum: Northeast
04-03-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 58,493
Posted By JCFlack

I got out Sunday and decided to try...

I got out Sunday and decided to try CapitalBikeShare with my free day from Arlington County. Visited some of the same sites as in your pics. Kind of nice not having to worry about locking up the...
Forum: Northeast
03-17-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,020
Posted By JCFlack

It isn't the weight that makes folding bikes...

It isn't the weight that makes folding bikes easier to get on or off a train, it is the more compact shape. I've moved tall bookcases, and I've moved boxes of equal or even greater weight. I can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 644,879
Posted By JCFlack

Nice looking bike. The other day as I arrived at...

Nice looking bike. The other day as I arrived at work by bus, I saw my first Tern. How's the bike working for you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,645
Posted By JCFlack

Well, yes, the Tokyo is better with some mods,...

Well, yes, the Tokyo is better with some mods, especially to the gears. I have a new saddle now, but haven't tried it out (I'm too wimpy to ride in cold or wet weather) - stock saddle isn't that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,401
Posted By JCFlack

I have a Tokyo, and I've often thought of doing...

I have a Tokyo, and I've often thought of doing the same thing, but I haven't tried it. I don't have a large suitcase - yet. I've commuted to work on my Tokyo - about 10 miles each way going the...
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,640
Posted By JCFlack

Jeff, I think it probably was the Bilenky...

Jeff, I think it probably was the Bilenky ViewPoint, but with straight handlebars in the back, not the drop-downs. But I admit, the Waltz in your pictures is cooler still. Steamer, the bike wasn't...
Forum: Recumbent
01-07-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,640
Posted By JCFlack

Tandem - Front recumbent, back upright

I was riding on the Mount Vernon trail (Washington DC area) today, and saw a type of bike I'd never seen before. It was a tandem with the front rider in a recumbent position, and the back rider in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,474
Posted By JCFlack

Went for a long ride on my Citizen Tokyo in...

Went for a long ride on my Citizen Tokyo in today's beautiful weather. Saw several folders on the Mount Vernon trail (along the Potomac River in the Washington DC area). One was a Bike Friday...
Forum: Northeast
12-11-11, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By JCFlack

These trails are asphalt - just as rideable in...

These trails are asphalt - just as rideable in winter as summer - though the wind off the Potomac on the MV can be brutal. Up until now, neither trail has been plowed when it snows, but we don't get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By JCFlack

Not exactly in Frederick, but I don't think it is...

Not exactly in Frederick, but I don't think it is very far is Mt. Airy Bicycles:
Mt Airy Bicycles
4540 Old National Pike
(Rt. 144)
Mt. Airy MD 21771
301-831-5151
410-795-2929...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By JCFlack

I had a similar problem with my bike when I first...

I had a similar problem with my bike when I first got it. A quick and careful twist with a pair of pliers fixed it, and there have been no problems with it since, and no side effects. However, my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,368
Posted By JCFlack

Bike sharing is a French invention, I believe. ...

Bike sharing is a French invention, I believe. At least the first major bike sharing system was set up in Paris. Around DC and Arlington, VA, and soon in a few more places, like Alexandria, VA,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-11, 07:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,368
Posted By JCFlack

About scooters - Here in the Washington, DC...

About scooters -
Here in the Washington, DC area it is not unusual to see young lawyer-types in business suits on scooters on the Key Bridge between Rosslyn, in Arlington, VA, which has a Metrorail...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By JCFlack

Russ of Path Less Pedaled posted some nice...

Russ of Path Less Pedaled posted some nice pictures from the Ciclavia at http://pathlesspedaled.com/2011/10/a-bikey-southern-california-weekend/
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,506
Posted By JCFlack

Yes, Geeeyejo put a 7sp with an 11t on his Tokyo,...

Yes, Geeeyejo put a 7sp with an 11t on his Tokyo, but notice that he didn't change anything else - he just uses the top 6 gears. I have a 7sp on mine too, and I did change the shifter. New gearset...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-11, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By JCFlack

Actually, I did that last year, and it helped -...

Actually, I did that last year, and it helped - at least with the numbness where you don't want numbness.

Tokyo's saddle mount is pretty standard so pretty much any saddle ought to fit. But...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-11, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By JCFlack

I've been riding to work - 10 miles each way, but...

I've been riding to work - 10 miles each way, but consider that a Tokyo is pretty slow, even with upgraded gears, so I'm on the saddle for a little more than an hour each way.

Okay, the seat cover...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By JCFlack

Sore sit bone

I'm riding my Tokyo more (Yay!) but I'm getting a little sore (Boo!). Which is the best fix?

1. Buy some bike shorts with padding - I usually wear regular shorts and underwear.
2. Buy a new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,352
Posted By JCFlack

1. Wanted a bike for a fun way to exercise, and...

1. Wanted a bike for a fun way to exercise, and possible commute to the office.
2. My rental home doesn't permit bikes outside, and there isn't room inside for a full sized bike.
3. I once tried...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,804
Posted By JCFlack

The fastest that I know I've gone on the Tokyo's...

The fastest that I know I've gone on the Tokyo's stock tires is only 17mph as measured by the speed sign near the local elementary school - I don't have a speedometer. There is a hill where I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By JCFlack

I would have liked to have one of the 16" Dahon...

I would have liked to have one of the 16" Dahon Curve SLs that ThorUSA had, but last time I heard, he only had one left. I'm saving for folder number two, but I don't think I'm going to have enough...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By JCFlack

I'm glad that I changed the shifter to a 7 speed...

I'm glad that I changed the shifter to a 7 speed shifter when I upgraded the gears on my Tokyo. It was only a few dollars, and I have full use of all gears. Not that I use the low gear much - at...
Forum: Northeast
06-24-11, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By JCFlack

I claim responsibility for getting the new map...

I claim responsibility for getting the new map changed to show that as unpaved. I e-mailed Arlington's bike people and let them know that it was wrong. But I really wish that they would pave it. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,717
Posted By JCFlack

Thanks for all the pictures. I like the...

Thanks for all the pictures. I like the differences from my older model Tokyo. The quick release on the handlebars looks sturdier, and my handlebars are welded to the handlepost, so they can't be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,814
Posted By JCFlack

Reminds me a little of a Mobiky.

Reminds me a little of a Mobiky.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,982
Posted By JCFlack

The Tokyo has a 6 speed freewheel gear set. It...

The Tokyo has a 6 speed freewheel gear set. It was a little hard to find, but BF members pointed me at an online retailer who sells 7 speed freewheel sets with an 11 tooth high gear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 36,645
Posted By JCFlack

My Tokyo fits nicely into the trunk of our...

My Tokyo fits nicely into the trunk of our Hyundai Elantra - about the same size as a Mazda 3 - with room to spare, so I imagine a Gotham would be fine too even though it is bigger. Others on the...
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