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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By redryder74

Thanks Wayne. I agree, more concentration would...

Thanks Wayne. I agree, more concentration would have helped. I don't cycle with earbuds, but I admit sometimes I daydream. The turning accident happened when I didn't have much experience, my inner...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-14, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By redryder74

Not sure if I should sell my folding bike for a full-sized for commuting

I commute to work on a Dahon daily, about 12km each way. I've been doing this for about 6 months, prior to this I haven't cycled since I was child. I say this because maybe I'm not a particularly...
09-25-14, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By redryder74

Need help choosing a bike for commuting

Hello,

Iíve been using a Dahon foldable bike for cycling to work for 6 months, but I feel like changing to a full-sized bike.

First off, my current bike is heavy with the rack and pannier...
02-24-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By redryder74

I had a near miss once too, just like that. I...

I had a near miss once too, just like that. I tried avoiding a running toddler coming towards me, but ran into some nasty tree roots on the side.

In my city, we have bicycle paths side by side...
02-23-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By redryder74

Fell for the first time - lessons?

Had my first fall yesterday.


Havenít been biking for long, about 2 months. Mostly sticking to paved trails in parks, riding on a foldable bike, some slopes here and there. I was getting...
02-17-14, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,650
Posted By redryder74

Using google maps as a guide, my bike computer is...

Using google maps as a guide, my bike computer is having a 2.5% error (reporting 390m vs 400m). To me that's pretty good, but I'm new to cycling so I could wrong. Is this acceptable?

I was just...
02-16-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,650
Posted By redryder74

The 4-8km difference was over a ride of 25km....

The 4-8km difference was over a ride of 25km. During the weekend I did a calibration check using google maps. I found a 400m stretch of road, cycled down it and the Cateye reported 0.39km. The...
02-13-14, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,650
Posted By redryder74

Distance accuracy - GPS app vs computer

Hi,

I recently bought a Cateye Wireless bike computer and was shocked to see that the distance estimates were 4 to 8km less than that reported by my iphone apps. I tested Runkeeper and MapMyRide,...
02-11-14, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By redryder74

Fore/aft position and comfort in hands

Hi guys,

I'm a new cyclist, bought a foldable bike a month ago. It's a touring bike with a flat handlebar. I was starting to get pain in my right thumb so went back to the LBS where I bought the...
02-11-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By redryder74

Hi, Iím still new to bicycle terminology so...

Hi,

Iím still new to bicycle terminology so not sure what a riser is. Does the riser increase the height of the handlebars? Or should I change the handlebar completely to swept-back handlebars...
02-11-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By redryder74

New bike owner - thumb pain

Hi, I've been riding my new bike for a month now, about 150km in all. I started getting thumb pain in my right hand, near the base of thumb, and now my left hand as well. In fact the pain persists...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By redryder74

You guys have me worried that I'm sitting wrong...

You guys have me worried that I'm sitting wrong now. My posture is quite close to the lady's in the photo. Arms at an angle, slightly leaning forward. The saddle is slightly higher than the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-14, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By redryder74

Is this considered an "upright" cycling posture?

Hi, I'm using a Dahon 2014 model - the Horize. I got this pic off the japanese website, it gives an indication of how I sit on the bike. Is this considered an upright posture? I'm asking because I'm...
02-08-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By redryder74

What color Brooks saddle to suit my bike?

Hi,

Apologies if this is the wrong forum to post this. I'm currently using this Dahon Foldie (see attached)

Silver frame with matte black seat post and handlebars. I'm thinking of getting a...
01-26-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By redryder74

Boy, I'm embarrased. Guess the speed affected my...

Boy, I'm embarrased. Guess the speed affected my memory of the distance. I checked Google Maps and its actually 200m. On a sidewalk.

Thanks guys for your help. Quick question - is it better in...
01-26-14, 03:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By redryder74

Should I be braking all the way down a steep slope?

Hi all. I'm planning to commute to work everyday on a foldable bike. There's a portion of my route which is a steep downhill about 50m on a pavement. I've been braking practically all the way down in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By redryder74

Exactly right Joe. I stated in earlier...

Exactly right Joe.

I stated in earlier posts that I don’t have cycling experience. I learned to ride as a child, but have never owned a bike as an adult (now 40 yrs old) and don’t have much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By redryder74

Wow, so many replies. Thanks all, and it's clear...

Wow, so many replies. Thanks all, and it's clear the issue is not simple. I'm definitely getting a folding bike, but am considering the possibility of one with full-sized wheels for a better ride....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By redryder74

Well, I need a foldable bike for the usual...

Well, I need a foldable bike for the usual reasons – limited space in the apartment, not safe to lock up the bike outside office, occasionally need to transport the bike in the car. I’ve got 2 more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By redryder74

Thanks guys. My budget is about $700USD. I have...

Thanks guys. My budget is about $700USD. I have some hilly terrain in my commute so gears are needed. Size of fold is not a concern. I'm new to bikes, so forgive me if this is a stupid question. Is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-14, 01:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By redryder74

Should I get as light a bike as possible for commuting?

Hi guys,

Iím having difficulty choosing my first bike. I want to start commuting to work, itís about 8 miles, with several stops at traffic lights and two sets of stairs which I need to climb....
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