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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By tds101

The issue people have w/Tern (I'm a Tern owner as...

The issue people have w/Tern (I'm a Tern owner as well) is their response. They lied, attempted to cover up, even silence people who've had catastrophic frame failures. People would up being injured,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By wesgreen

After Tern's long history of frame breaks, and...

After Tern's long history of frame breaks, and the way they dealt with it, I'll never buy a bike from them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By FolderBeholder

I think so too….helps streamline/implement sales...

I think so too….helps streamline/implement sales to those less willing to wait, or somewhat less particular about color, componentry etc. VS. having those potential clients go away and buy elsewhere...
06-23-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By northernjeep

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
05-28-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,152
Posted By 2old

The bike that might satisfy all your requirements...

The bike that might satisfy all your requirements is a Gocycle, but don't let it out of your sight. I've seen them in shops and bike shows (pre-COVID) and they're fantastic, light and expensive.
05-20-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By Riveting

In Colorado, Class 1 and Class 2 are allowed on...

In Colorado, Class 1 and Class 2 are allowed on bike paths, Class 3 are not. I agree with this. IMHO, nobody on a trail/path needs power assist above 20 mph.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By rhenning

Call them and they will talk you through it. ...

Call them and they will talk you through it. They have an 800 number and are very helpful. The problem will be they have used many different kinds of headsets over the years. I am sure my 1995ish...
04-15-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By cat0020

Maybe that's why nobody is giving you a Rad...

Maybe that's why nobody is giving you a Rad Mission?

Single speed e-bike may not suit your purpose, but plenty of other people can use it without the complication of shifting gears while cycling....
02-24-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,129
Posted By kayakindude

Weather finally cooperated in New England and was...

Weather finally cooperated in New England and was able to get a solid test in. It was about 45 degrees out and we rode 18 miles, clocking in on the hour.

Test was on the tandem pulling a trailer....
02-15-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,129
Posted By 2old

+1; E-bikes aren't "one type fits all" although...

+1; E-bikes aren't "one type fits all" although some are capable of multi-use. I rode a Faraday (out of business, but light, well-manufactured front hub drives) and discovered it was pretty competent...
02-09-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,129
Posted By kayakindude

New PAS system arrived today. ...

New PAS system arrived today.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1418/20210209_111317_e1220831d321f9bf5295e09eae8d376a89565595.jpg
Great that the company provides support...
01-16-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,958
Posted By tdonline

Checked the website and the Step-thru version is...

Checked the website and the Step-thru version is 46 pounds. Maybe a little lighter relative to other ebikes but 46 pounds is pretty hefty to carry up stairs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,277
Posted By Winfried

Just wrap the box, and say it's a wheelchair. ...

Just wrap the box, and say it's a wheelchair.

Worked for me occasionally :-p
12-25-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,958
Posted By 2old

For my part I've been enjoying Linberl's reports...

For my part I've been enjoying Linberl's reports since the beginning. The comments have always seemed well reasoned to me, although as an off road enthusiast (don't want to be a hood ornament which...
12-22-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,958
Posted By 2old

linberl, Amen, some of us like to pedal.

linberl, Amen, some of us like to pedal.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,592
Posted By tds101

LOL!!! A boy can dream,...:D

LOL!!! A boy can dream,...:D
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,512
Posted By bike.gang.uk

Ok,so its the narrow tyres you are looking for....

Ok,so its the narrow tyres you are looking for. We have One pair Joseph Kuosac Strozzapreti fitted with our demo wheels on shelf, almost brand new. You can have them if you like (in exchange for some...
10-22-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,129
Posted By kayakindude

Finally got an update. After a 4 day wait for a...

Finally got an update. After a 4 day wait for a reply to my less than happy why haven't I heard anything email, I received the following-
...
10-07-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,129
Posted By 2old

Agree with you. Seems as though some reputable...

Agree with you. Seems as though some reputable companies use a crowd fund to gauge interest in a new product. Just for information, my first kit six years ago, a 350w, 36V front hub system (and now...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By tds101

Call them up and they'll help you out. Fantastic...

Call them up and they'll help you out. Fantastic customer service.
08-30-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,615
Posted By 2old

A lot different; you don't need a license or...

A lot different; you don't need a license or insurance. But, as with many things, some people love them and some don't. For me, a fun change of pace off road and much quicker for errands on road. For...
08-29-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,615
Posted By MillCreek

This is what happened to me at age 60. I crashed...

This is what happened to me at age 60. I crashed on one of my road bikes in 1996 and fractured my left hip and had it nailed together. 24 years later, I now have traumatic osteoarthritis and a bone...
08-28-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,615
Posted By Pridedog

It's about enjoying riding

At 70 years of age I found I was not enjoying riding as much as I had. Due to a myriad of health issues I could longer ride like I once had. Being a serious "roadie" with over 220,000 miles on some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,500
Posted By 2_i

There is also Vekkit...

There is also Vekkit (https://vekkit.com/products/folding-ebike-kit).
07-29-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,517
Posted By Retfor

oh, yeah, definitely. i used to have a slower...

oh, yeah, definitely. i used to have a slower ebike and rode next to traffic and got doored. luckily i was ok, but i said screw the law, im doing whats safe for ME. which is to get a faster ebike...
07-29-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,517
Posted By chas58

Yeah, that is a problem. I'm going about 5-10mph...

Yeah, that is a problem. I'm going about 5-10mph faster than they think I am (at 25mph). Most of the roads I ride have a speed limit of 25mph.

Its always funny when I'm riding dusk/dawn commute...
07-28-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,517
Posted By TonyVov

Fully agree, Use a good quality lightweight...

Fully agree,

Use a good quality lightweight starting point, don't get greedy and put in a lot of power. The human can do 200w +/- so adding more than 500 should not be needed.
Solving heavy...
07-11-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,315
Posted By 2old

I talked to the technical individuals for...

I talked to the technical individuals for Kryptonite and at least one other lock company at Sea Otter a couple of years ago, and their systems are good, but no match for a circular grinder. If you...
05-15-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Bluesfrog

Thanks for the comments. I don't make myself ride...

Thanks for the comments. I don't make myself ride enough. But I am going to search for fishing ponds within a reasonable perimeter. And do a few early morning/ evening rides. So my mileage will go...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,662
Posted By tdonline

Yep, the minivelo market in the US is limited and...

Yep, the minivelo market in the US is limited and even more so if you're looking for a lower step thru/over. I'm really grateful I found one at a bargain. It makes me really paranoid about theft...
05-05-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By 2old

You'll have a tough time keeping your HR below 90...

You'll have a tough time keeping your HR below 90 just looking at that bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,894
Posted By tds101

Call to see what they have in their showroom....

Call to see what they have in their showroom. Also, a word of warning (I'll beat everyone to the punch), please, whatever you get, DON'T get a Tern folding bike. Their frames are still breaking today.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,680
Posted By freckles

love it!

WOW! really love BF's new bike:love:!!!!!
still waiting for my new NWT to arrive to her new home (please be soon) but also now kinda experiencing buyers remorse:backpedal: because i'm seriously...
02-16-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,753
Posted By iik

Agree with this view Buglady It also takes...

Agree with this view Buglady
It also takes time, I would say, to understand how one uses the e-bike.
Not sure all of us (including me) understand this from the start.
So, there is some learning...
02-15-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By pakossa

Yes, others -- like me -- are just like you. ...

Yes, others -- like me -- are just like you. Adjusting the saddle -- fore/aft or height -- by just 5mm results in me losing so much power, that it can literally drop my speed IN HALF while going up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,811
Posted By FolderBeholder

Sure you are....LMAO

Sure you are....LMAO
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,680
Posted By Enthusiast

I made a GIF for the Bike Friday Ever-E-Day

I saw on another thread that folks here are aware of the new Bike Friday Ever-E-Day. I happen to work at Bike Friday and wanted to share the GIF that I just finished making! This is actually the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 50,981
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... it looks like we made it onto Bike...

Hmmm... it looks like we made it onto Bike Friday's Facebook....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,385
Posted By freckles

measured Oma's :love: crank and its 170mm. and i...

measured Oma's :love: crank and its 170mm. and i re-read the parts list and the NWT crank is 165mm :(, NOT 160mm. i guess i really wanted it to be at 160mm so thats what i saw.

waiting to see if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,153
Posted By seat_boy

I picked up a Bike Friday Silk...

I picked up a Bike Friday Silk (https://bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/2020/01/bike-friday-silk.html) off Craigslist:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 807,886
Posted By downtube

I am getting bike #215...

I am getting bike #215 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=215) tomorrow. Things seem to be rolling along.


Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,948
Posted By Lalato

The most annoying thing on my current folding...

The most annoying thing on my current folding bike (Dahon Curl) is always having to re-adjust the seat height every time I unfold the bike. This is one of the things that the Bike Friday Tikit got...
12-02-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,883
Posted By curbtender

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Still finishing the Larkspur station, but you can ride up to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 50,981
Posted By Joe Remi

Well sure, you can just pretend all those changes...

Well sure, you can just pretend all those changes would work when I just factually claimed they would compromise the design. You can also claim a $500 carbon road bike isn't a death trap, but I'm not...
11-22-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,611
Posted By alias5000

I have similar grocery run needs as you,...

I have similar grocery run needs as you, including buying bottled water every week and often carrying up to 30L of other liquids. I do this on ip to two grocery runs using a standard cargo trailer....
11-16-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By 2old

Since you have a Giant bike that could be...

Since you have a Giant bike that could be languishing because you've been injured, you might consider saving money by using it as a donor for a kit. ebikesca, a CA company, is respected highly by the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 50,981
Posted By BromptonINrio

I never saw here on bikeforuns such an unjust...

I never saw here on bikeforuns such an unjust attack on a brand.
their products are great and par to best folders on world.

its funny to see landsky and pignis, as competitors, saying anything on...
11-12-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,726
Posted By MarcusT

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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2,164 meters
Took my e-bike here, never would have made it with a regular...
11-09-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,455
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 531,384
Posted By Ballenxj

Bob is 91 now, and he still rides his Bike to...

Bob is 91 now, and he still rides his Bike to Mickey Dee's a couple times a day. Bob is one of my Hero's for his perseverence. Just thought I'd bump to to give some of you folks a bit of incentive....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 50,981
Posted By bargainguy

As a BF customer, I really don't care what Alan's...

As a BF customer, I really don't care what Alan's schedule is, how many days he takes off, or whether he works from home. As long as production hums along smoothly, it doesn't matter.

If the...
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