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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By alhedges

Check nycewheels.com and calhouncycle.com. ...

Check nycewheels.com and calhouncycle.com. They're (I think) the largest Brompton dealers in the US and they list their stock online.

I know that calhoun will do some minor customizing to their...
09-06-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,589
Posted By alhedges

Well, no, not at all. Driving in Chicago during...

Well, no, not at all. Driving in Chicago during the week takes significantly longer than using public transport, and - because parking costs ~$25+ - it is significantly more expensive.



You...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 43,910
Posted By alhedges

I'll be interested to see how well the Curl...

I'll be interested to see how well the Curl rides.

If it is ever produced.

I think people here are significantly underestimating the popularity of the Brompton. IMO, Brompton's biggest...
09-05-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,589
Posted By alhedges

I don't think that you can meaningfully discuss...

I don't think that you can meaningfully discuss public transit in the abstract. What works in one city won't necessarily work in another, with the density of the city being a critical factor. You...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,952
Posted By alhedges

I like the rear rack primarily for stability when...

I like the rear rack primarily for stability when folded, but occasionally it's useful for overflow shopping.

For front bags, I'm torn between the C-Bag (actually, the Carradice City Folder) and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,426
Posted By alhedges

This is what you're thinking of: Suzuki v....

This is what you're thinking of: Suzuki v. Consumers Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_v._Consumers_Union)
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,438
Posted By alhedges

Did it take you two years to write that post?

Did it take you two years to write that post?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,968
Posted By alhedges

I own a Burley travoy which I've used with my...

I own a Burley travoy which I've used with my Brompton and it works well. The travoy's fold, in particular, is quick and clean, and it makes a very light and compact package. I'm particularly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,148
Posted By alhedges

There are a lot of people who've been able to...

There are a lot of people who've been able to gate check or even carry on Bromptons. Although I think that they have a level of chutzpah that I don't...

The picture is a little misleading in that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-14, 12:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,148
Posted By alhedges

The B Bag is 22x23x11, so there's not an airline...

The B Bag is 22x23x11, so there's not an airline size problem. But I still worry about the bag being thrown 10 feet and landing on concrete...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,148
Posted By alhedges

This is one of my concerns with the B&W case,...

This is one of my concerns with the B&W case, too. My Brompton has returned unscathed from a couple of overseas trips, but the foam inside has not fared well.

But a bigger concern is the weight -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-14, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,683
Posted By alhedges

Here's the issue: most folding bikes are compact...

Here's the issue: most folding bikes are compact in part because they have a low step-through frame and the rider is supported on a saddle attached to a very long seatpost. The seatpost acts like a...
08-20-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,915
Posted By alhedges

It matters a lot where you live and where you...

It matters a lot where you live and where you will be leaving the bike. In some cities, bike theft is endemic and you need a really strong lock to prevent it from being cut. In other cities, bikes...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,886
Posted By alhedges

I know that, as a German, you've been fed a media...

I know that, as a German, you've been fed a media diet which does describe the US in those terms - a country filled with McJobs, obese citizens, lots of violence, and no innovation. It's popular at...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,886
Posted By alhedges

You're biased! Also, you seem to be ignoring...

You're biased!

Also, you seem to be ignoring CREE leds, which are fairly innovative, if also likely the cause of the problems discussed in this thread.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By alhedges

I bet it is!

I bet it is!
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By alhedges

396391 Here's my BF in bike camping mode. ...

396391

Here's my BF in bike camping mode.

I'm just sayin'...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-14, 11:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,655
Posted By alhedges

I have a Brompton and a Bike Friday, and there...

I have a Brompton and a Bike Friday, and there are definite advantages to having different types of folders for different types of rides. The Friday is a custom, so it fits me perfectly; it also has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,682
Posted By alhedges

That's an interesting conversion. I assume...

That's an interesting conversion. I assume you'll be getting a new back wheel?
07-26-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,555
Posted By alhedges

This thread is 7 years old.

This thread is 7 years old.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,727
Posted By alhedges

But reposting the entire article means that "The...

But reposting the entire article means that "The Sweethome" gets no revenue from the work they put into producing the article.

Edit: They seem to have an agreement with The Sweethome, so there's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-14, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,638
Posted By alhedges

It seems pretty cool. Is there a way to use a QR...

It seems pretty cool. Is there a way to use a QR on the rear tire rather than having to use a wrench?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,727
Posted By alhedges

It is, although it looks like that website just...

It is, although it looks like that website just stole the entire article from The Best Bike Lock | The Sweethome (http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-bike-lock/)

Edit: Actually, it seems that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-14, 08:56 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,798
Posted By alhedges

I got some pipe insulating foam (it's a cylinder...

I got some pipe insulating foam (it's a cylinder of foam with a hole in the middle and a split down the side used for insulating pipes in a home, cut it to an appropriate size, and rubber banded it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,549
Posted By alhedges

And recently they've been having specials on...

And recently they've been having specials on Black Friday involving discounts on black bike fridays.
06-10-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 459,828
Posted By alhedges

That's not logical at all. Which is probably why...

That's not logical at all. Which is probably why you felt the need to burnish your logic credentials, since your argument itself lacks any logical basis.

There are soldiers in Afghanistan whose...
04-12-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,847
Posted By alhedges

That's not correct; the report breaks out cycling...

That's not correct; the report breaks out cycling fatalities separately from walking fatalities. See pp. 52-53 of the report.

There is a lot of good data in the report, but it is still limited by...
03-31-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,820
Posted By alhedges

I just ran across this story noting that the...

I just ran across this story noting that the percentage of adult children living with their parents is, at 30% for persons aged 18-34, higher than it's been since 1981. (In an article ostensibly...
03-29-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,820
Posted By alhedges

It's true that Ford raised the daily wage to...

It's true that Ford raised the daily wage to $5/day (in exchange for workers making certain changes to increase productivity, and it's also true that this meant that Ford workers could buy Ford cars....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 49,252
Posted By alhedges

I just went out and measured my Brompton and the...

I just went out and measured my Brompton and the front hinge is not in the "excluded area", interestingly enough.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By alhedges

I don't think the issue is the wheels. Many...

I don't think the issue is the wheels. Many folders have a long, freestanding seatpost that tends to be angled slightly back; this will act as a lever and put a lot more stress on where it attaches...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-13, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,283
Posted By alhedges

That's old school! But it seems somewhat...

That's old school!

But it seems somewhat similar to a modern one. Undo the bottom seat tube QR and lift the rear wheel to see if it pivots underneath. If it's been neglected, you may need to...
08-26-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,679
Posted By alhedges

It's not really that - the car is a German...

It's not really that - the car is a German invention and certainly has its admirers. The difference is that most Europeans cities were built out before the automobile became popular and so were not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By alhedges

If you buy a Dahon made within the past 10 years,...

If you buy a Dahon made within the past 10 years, you will probably be fine if you can find one that hasn't been used much. Like Bargainguy said, there are a lot of lightly used folders out there,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By alhedges

You don't need a class - if you just take...

You don't need a class - if you just take Berocca(tm) (whatever that is), you'll be able to do this, too!



Good question. Although if you've watched other BMX-type videos, you can tell that he...
08-20-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,763
Posted By alhedges

Most bikes don't have kickstands because of...

Most bikes don't have kickstands because of fashion.

When "10 speed" racing bikes started being imported to the US in the early 70's, they didn't have kickstands because they were racing bikes. ...
08-20-13, 09:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,576
Posted By alhedges

It's memorable, at least. And it might be...

It's memorable, at least.

And it might be easier to bike 10 miles with a piano on a trailer than to get it up five flights of stairs in Chicago...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By alhedges

The difference is that they take up more space...

The difference is that they take up more space than is allowed. Even the carry-me, with 8" wheels, doesn't comply, being 36" long.

Having said that, if there is actually room for them and they...
08-17-13, 12:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,438
Posted By alhedges

If you try that in a place that isn't naturally a...

If you try that in a place that isn't naturally a desert, after a year, you end up with a lawn that's half weeds and half rocks.
08-17-13, 12:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By alhedges

I have a Yakima Raptor which I occasionally use...

I have a Yakima Raptor which I occasionally use for overflow; it attaches to the bike's crossbar and should be okay with fenders. http://www.yakima.com/shop/bike/roof/raptor

Having said that, I...
08-17-13, 12:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,041
Posted By alhedges

I was car free for 10 years (18-28), and am...

I was car free for 10 years (18-28), and am car-lite for about half the year now.

I'm interested in people's experiences of LCF and in comparing them to mine. And when LCF does have substantive...
08-16-13, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,635
Posted By alhedges

Yes, it's very car-centric, but very also very...

Yes, it's very car-centric, but very also very typical. (It's not my pattern, I live in a very bike friendly neighborhood close to a lot of shopping).

But I think that PF's point is that the "most...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-13, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By alhedges

There are bikes that will *fit* in overhead bins...

There are bikes that will *fit* in overhead bins (I think Bromptons will fit in larger ones), but they don't actually comply with the 22x14x9 carry-on limits of most airlines.
08-15-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,635
Posted By alhedges

I think this is very useful; trips are different...

I think this is very useful; trips are different from "trip segments", and quite different from trip segments that are done at the far end of a longer trip segment. I.e., if I travel 20 miles to...
08-11-13, 11:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,935
Posted By alhedges

This is a ridiculous claim. Most people live in...

This is a ridiculous claim. Most people live in suburbs. If they are lucky, they'll have access to public transportation; usually they won't, and will be lucky to have sidewalks. And even if they...
08-09-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By alhedges

Yeah, the "colonies" bit in the US is pretty much...

Yeah, the "colonies" bit in the US is pretty much a staple of 60's and 70's sitcoms; I doubt anyone from the UK has said it seriously since the 19th century.

WRT the actual topic, some countries...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,309
Posted By alhedges

I have the Mirrycle Mountain mirrors on my Friday...

I have the Mirrycle Mountain mirrors on my Friday and Brompton; it works great on both.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,390
Posted By alhedges

I think it is going to be difficult to get what...

I think it is going to be difficult to get what you want in any bike. There are full sized bikes that weigh 17 lbs or so, but they cost several thousand dollars and are made of carbon fiber and...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By alhedges

No, it's not. Languages vary in detail, but it's...

No, it's not. Languages vary in detail, but it's simply not the case to say that one language is more or less flexible or precise than another. There's nothing you can say in German that you can't...
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