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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-11, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,271
Posted By elmergeorge

I have an older(2004) Frog (I think the wheels...

I have an older(2004) Frog (I think the wheels are smaller than the newer frogs) which I just use for errands within a three block radius, it is a fun bouncy ride, but tiresome for longer distances....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-10, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By elmergeorge

thanks...that disappeared quickly

thanks...that disappeared quickly
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By elmergeorge

what folder is this?

Does anyone know about this folder? How is the ride?
Thanks.
from http://letsgorideabike.com/blog/
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,555
Posted By elmergeorge

I leave the Frog at work to do errands with,...

I leave the Frog at work to do errands with, sadly a tech I work with liked to jump curbs with it. Quite high I found out, the name is apt. it is sitting folded waiting for a new tire, and I think...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-10, 02:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,555
Posted By elmergeorge

I usually have a back -up, but the couple times I...

I usually have a back -up, but the couple times I haven't I had to remove my Frog from a cafe (which had lots of room) and my Brommie from the Library, the guard thought it was great but some admin...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,220
Posted By elmergeorge

I would concur with Jur . Both my Birdys were...

I would concur with Jur . Both my Birdys were purchased at approx 50% (or less than what the sellers stated they were purchased for) one-a birdy green 7 spd. -was purchased on craigslist and the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 18,207
Posted By elmergeorge

Since this was last written I traded the Peugeot...

Since this was last written I traded the Peugeot and a Gitane tandem for a non folding dark blue vintage dutch Gelderland. But made up for it by getting a black 6sp Brompton M and another Raleigh...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By elmergeorge

...in the eye of the beholder...I bought an older...

...in the eye of the beholder...I bought an older Birdy Green off craigslist and put a Bionx motor on the back. It still looks good enough to elicit a lot of 'cool bike' comments almost every week...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By elmergeorge

also, I am in a similar boat. When I got the...

also, I am in a similar boat. When I got the Birdy/Bionx I was 43, decent but not great shape, lost 10 pounds last year w/o any real change to my diet. I use the pedal assist a reasonable amount but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By elmergeorge

I have a green birdy 8 spd on which I added a...

I have a green birdy 8 spd on which I added a Bionx PL350. I have a similar commute 12 km each way. hilly , large steep hill at the very end on my way home. The birdy is great for when I meet up with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By elmergeorge

I do 120km/week on mine and am at 4000kms+ now...

I do 120km/week on mine and am at 4000kms+ now with no problems. I have an older Birdy green 8spd.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-09, 11:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 18,207
Posted By elmergeorge

Thanks this is helpful, some things I hadn't...

Thanks this is helpful, some things I hadn't thought of.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By elmergeorge

I've travelled with my birdy and DTFS in the soft...

I've travelled with my birdy and DTFS in the soft bag my DTFS came with. I lined it with foamcore (looks like cardboard but with a foam centre) and padded critical points with bubble wrap or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-09, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By elmergeorge

I got it second hand, I wouldn't pay 1500 for it...

I got it second hand, I wouldn't pay 1500 for it either
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 18,207
Posted By elmergeorge

How do you find the two bromptons compare? I have...

How do you find the two bromptons compare? I have been thinking about getting an older 5 speed. how do you find the gearing? Thanks
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-09, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By elmergeorge

true. I have 2 birdys and i leave the frog at...

true. I have 2 birdys and i leave the frog at work to do neighbourhood errands. My boss used to hum circus music when he saw it, but on the street I get a lot of "slick", "cool" "cute" comments. A...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 18,207
Posted By elmergeorge

nice to know how many fellow nutbars there are: ...

nice to know how many fellow nutbars there are:
started in mid-2006
1-70's peugeot 5 speed (loaned to friend)
2-downtube 8 sp FS (sold)
3-raleigh 20 (bartered)
4-Birdy blue 24 spd
5-Frog...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 29,036
Posted By elmergeorge

nice collection! what is the thing on the black...

nice collection! what is the thing on the black rod attached to the handlebars on the Shake? Also, what qualities do you like in each bike? which is your favorite?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-08, 12:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,875
Posted By elmergeorge

I saw this review yesterday about a shaft drive...

I saw this review yesterday about a shaft drive folder and then went to the website to look at their belt drive...does anyone know anything about these bikes?

http://www.abiobikes.com/models.html...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-08, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By elmergeorge

I got a hennessy hammock, perfect for camping...

I got a hennessy hammock, perfect for camping anywhere w/ trees or somewhere to tie. I have had a bad back for 20 yrs and this is the most comfortable I have been. Also camping with a friend he had...
09-22-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By elmergeorge

broken freewheel?

Hi, I don't have much experience with fixing bikes. I have bionx pedal assist motor on my bike. All has been running well for the past year, today when I was pedaling, suddenly every couple of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,471
Posted By elmergeorge

when I had to replace the 12" tube on my Frog, I...

when I had to replace the 12" tube on my Frog, I couldn't find any local sellers for wheelchair tubes and ended up buying a 90 degree valve adaptor. It has come in handy for also pumping my 18" birdy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By elmergeorge

great, Thanks! Good to know the main hinge...

great, Thanks! Good to know the main hinge doesn't need to come undone.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-08, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By elmergeorge

packing a downtube mini

I've seen that the Downtube Mini can be packed into a 29" samsonite (Jur). I haven't worked much yet on my bike and definitely haven't dismantled it to pack and am wondering if anyone can tell me...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By elmergeorge

I wrote Yan with this question a couple weeks...

I wrote Yan with this question a couple weeks ago:

The 2009 mini is much thinner than the 2008. The other dimensions are the same. It is mostly the same bike.

Thanks,
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By elmergeorge

1. I don't know if I would put the hub motor in...

1. I don't know if I would put the hub motor in the back wheel. Most of your weight will be on the seat and those hub motors are heavy. This could put great stress on the rear frame and you might...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By elmergeorge

Hi, I bought a secondhand Birdy 9 speed on...

Hi,

I bought a secondhand Birdy 9 speed on craigslist and added a bionix 36V LiIon battery to do my commute to work as at the end of the day I have a really big hill.
I LOVE it! Even co-workers...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-08, 01:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By elmergeorge

Hi, I consider myself pretty much of a...

Hi,

I consider myself pretty much of a newbie too so I'll just comment on the ones I have;.
PBW - I've just tried to get a price and he said they are not making folders at the moment but to check...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-06, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By elmergeorge

again, I should look at the other threads before...

again, I should look at the other threads before asking, as your DT mini thread talks about the batteries etc. But what is your actual motorised DTFS weight? I would probably try to go with the NiMH...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-06, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By elmergeorge

Reading your posts have made me think maybe I...

Reading your posts have made me think maybe I should add the motor to my VIIIFS and get the Mini just to travel and keep it light. How heavy is your FS w/ the Cyclone? Did you add the 360 or 500watt...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-06, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By elmergeorge

I was wondering if you could clarify; in the DT...

I was wondering if you could clarify; in the DT mini thread Wavshrdr said that the gearing was perfect. Personally I would rather have the low gearing for getting up the hills and sacrifice speed....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-06, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By elmergeorge

sorry I missed this before writing my last...

sorry I missed this before writing my last question, I think one of the main attractions to the mini is the internal hub, so I'd like to figure out a way to keep it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-06, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By elmergeorge

So no one is mentioning the Dahon...which is...

So no one is mentioning the Dahon...which is going with my natural instinct that the mini would be the best bet if I can figure out the hub. the front hub idea is interesting, is that really doable?...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-06, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By elmergeorge

Dahon Roo El or motorize a Downtube mini?

Hi, after reading the Downtube thread I bought a VIIIFS in May off Ebay. I love it. Now I have been considering an electric pedal assist to commute with. I have tried the Dahon Roo El, I really like...
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