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09-10-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,599
Posted By CSG

I'd like to find a yellow bike like my old Azuki...

I'd like to find a yellow bike like my old Azuki road bike that some lowlife stole from a storage shed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By CSG

If you have any skills, I'd imagine you could do...

If you have any skills, I'd imagine you could do all of it. If you don't, you're at the mercy of bike shops.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,899
Posted By CSG

Thanks, I'm doing just fine with it.

Thanks, I'm doing just fine with it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,899
Posted By CSG

One could choose not to buy Chinese products. I...

One could choose not to buy Chinese products. I do my very best to avoid giving my money to that country.
08-31-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By CSG

I only have the two in my signature. The Novara...

I only have the two in my signature. The Novara is in the garage or my studio and the Brompton is in the back of my rig (always have a bike!). I can barely take care of them much less three more!
08-31-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By CSG

Good job! I have a Novara Ponderosa I bought...

Good job! I have a Novara Ponderosa I bought from REI in 2002. It's been my main bike for 17 years and is still in great shape (of course, I didn't leave it outside under sun and rain for years and...
08-30-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,698
Posted By CSG

I'm in the high desert of Southern Idaho and am...

I'm in the high desert of Southern Idaho and am not a morning person so yeah, I'm looking forward to cooler weather!
08-30-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,218
Posted By CSG

Thanks for the quick reply. I'm guessing that...

Thanks for the quick reply. I'm guessing that most of the clipless riders are either into road bikes or MTBs and are working to get the most possible connection/power to their bikes. Me, as a...
08-30-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,218
Posted By CSG

I guess the days of toe clips have passed most...

I guess the days of toe clips have passed most riders by now? I've been riding bicycles since I was a kid and I'm pushing 69. I've been using toe clips with straps for over 50 years and, as a...
08-29-19, 02:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,868
Posted By CSG

I've worn a helmet on and off for 20 years or...

I've worn a helmet on and off for 20 years or more. It depends on the weather and where I'm riding. During the summer, I almost always wear my helmet (Bell Traverse) because my mirror is on it and,...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By CSG

I did just that on my Novara. I essentially took...

I did just that on my Novara. I essentially took a 26x1.9 hardtail MTB and made it into something more like a dual sport. I also changed the grips to ergonomic types (with a palm swell). The guys...
08-27-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,974
Posted By CSG

I am anxious to try something along the lines of...

I am anxious to try something along the lines of a Trex FX Sport. I think, on the surface, anyway, I might enjoy one of those, especially in the 4 or above. Frankly, the idea of one of the CF...
08-27-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,976
Posted By CSG

I do the same. Used to do the "on your left!"...

I do the same. Used to do the "on your left!" yell but a bell works better (although many seem to have earbuds in their ears and don't always hear you). But I'm a slower rider, more out for...
08-27-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,974
Posted By CSG

I just had a tune up of my Novara Ponderosa MTB...

I just had a tune up of my Novara Ponderosa MTB at the local LBS. I'd bought it new at REI in Boise back in 2002. I'm 6' with about a 32" inseam. Now, in those days, on a hardtail MTB, 3" to 4" above...
08-27-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,339
Views: 427,979
Posted By CSG

Well, Alaska has a couple nice spots too. :)

Well, Alaska has a couple nice spots too. :)
08-26-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,369
Posted By CSG

At 68, I still ride my "analog" bikes but just...

At 68, I still ride my "analog" bikes but just today, for the first time, I got to try a couple of Trek e-bikes - a Verve 2 and one of their mountain bikes (which cost somewhere around $4500 MSRP). ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,011
Posted By CSG

I saw that I posted this 8 years ago now. I...

I saw that I posted this 8 years ago now. I ended up with an M6L (from CM Wasson who appears to be out of business now) with the 12% reduced gearing, tall seat post, and added a Brooks B-17 and...
08-22-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,339
Views: 427,979
Posted By CSG

Out along the Snake River Canyon trail today. ...

Out along the Snake River Canyon trail today. For those that don't know the area, this is Twin Falls, ID and Shoshone Falls in the background.
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08-20-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,019
Posted By CSG

No, of course not. Honestly, you'd have to be an...

No, of course not. Honestly, you'd have to be an idiot to do that.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,916
Posted By CSG

For a brief time in the late 80's, I joined a...

For a brief time in the late 80's, I joined a local Alfa Romero club when I'd bought a new Spider Veloce. I enjoyed the club and our social events but what I ended up realizing I didn't like were...
08-19-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,880
Posted By CSG

My main bike (I only have two) is a Novara...

My main bike (I only have two) is a Novara Ponderosa HT MTB. While I left it mostly stock for the first 5-6 years, as I got older, I converted it into more of an all-arounder. Most of that came from...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,916
Posted By CSG

I used to commute to college and, later, a job...

I used to commute to college and, later, a job but in over 50 years of riding a bike, I have never once been on or interested in riding with a group. I prefer riding alone and ride purely for...
08-17-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,957
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Views: 390,338
Posted By CSG

I've been on this forum on and off for some...

I've been on this forum on and off for some years. Like most of our generation/s (I'm pushing 69), I've ridden since I was a kid. I go back and with cycling, sometimes laying off for a couple...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-16, 12:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By CSG

I bought mine so I always have a bike in my...

I bought mine so I always have a bike in my vehicle.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 34,847
Posted By CSG

To the OP, I really hesitated buying a Brompton...

To the OP, I really hesitated buying a Brompton due to the price but after I rode a couple and had a chance to try the fold, I was convinced it was the right choice for me. I just wanted a bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,787
Posted By CSG

Well, to answer the OP, I bought mine for the...

Well, to answer the OP, I bought mine for the brilliant fold and excellent ride quality. I always have it in my vehicle. Only mods were replacing the saddle with a Brooks and the grips with Ergons....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By CSG

One of the main reasons I bought mine was because...

One of the main reasons I bought mine was because it easily fit in my Pleasureway Traverse camping van. None of the other folders did.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By CSG

I would imagine most people who ride them came to...

I would imagine most people who ride them came to the same conclusion I did; if you can afford one, they are the best compromise between performance, fold, overall size, and coolness. I've never...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-12, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By CSG

I was thinking the same thing.

I was thinking the same thing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,904
Posted By CSG

Mine clicks a little too but I haven't paid much...

Mine clicks a little too but I haven't paid much attention to what sound from what gears. As far as slipping on a hard pedal, it may need nothing more than a little tweak of the indicator chain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,300
Posted By CSG

Count me as another Brompton diehard. I tried a...

Count me as another Brompton diehard. I tried a number of other brands but my Brompton fit the bill perfectly. I've often thought of touring with it.

While I dealt with a west coast Brompton...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,407
Posted By CSG

NYCE and Brompton = done.

NYCE and Brompton = done.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By CSG

Congratulations! They're great bikes and I love...

Congratulations! They're great bikes and I love my ML6.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By CSG

I love the ride of mine. I don't get negative...

I love the ride of mine. I don't get negative comments about the ride at all. It rides better than any other folder I tried save for a much larger Bike Friday. I replaced the saddle with a Brooks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,757
Posted By CSG

West Marine used to sell a folder designed for...

West Marine used to sell a folder designed for the boat market. Probably a Dahon of some sort.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-12, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,553
Posted By CSG

I guess it all depends on how one rides. I ride...

I guess it all depends on how one rides. I ride for fun, exercise, pleasure, etc. So I haven't noticed any of the issues that some of you folks that don't like Bromptons notice. I find it a great...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,099
Posted By CSG

I've had mine for about a year now and while you...

I've had mine for about a year now and while you may think some things are "rubbish", I can assure you, they aren't.

Bromptons aren't for everyone or every need but they are brilliant and stupidly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,553
Posted By CSG

I won't argue which is better, all I'm saying is...

I won't argue which is better, all I'm saying is the Brompton is a brilliant bike that for many folks works brilliantly too. When you're riding and not thinking about the bike because it's an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,553
Posted By CSG

Brompton is just a great bike

I bought one last year with the idea of always having a bike with me in my vehicle. While I do a number of short rides where I live, I've been in SoCal this past week. Last year I'd shopped all the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-12, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,303
Posted By CSG

I almost waited for an H type but once I rode the...

I almost waited for an H type but once I rode the M I was satisfied.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 26,073
Posted By CSG

Yeah, on the rack thing, as chagzuki points out,...

Yeah, on the rack thing, as chagzuki points out, a lot of people who opt for it wheel their Brompton around quite a bit, i.e. commuters. It apparently adds a bit more balance than the rackless...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,328
Posted By CSG

Congrats and enjoy!

Congrats and enjoy!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,328
Posted By CSG

I just said in another thread how much I like the...

I just said in another thread how much I like the Brompton ride. I took to it on first use immediately. It's a GREAT bike not just a great *folding* bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 26,073
Posted By CSG

The rack if you're going to tour and carry all...

The rack if you're going to tour and carry all your gear, otherwise no. I bought a rackless version. Do get the luggage block though. I got the reduced gearing 6 speed. That was a WISE choice.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 26,073
Posted By CSG

Brompton in basic black with a tan Brooks B17...

Brompton in basic black with a tan Brooks B17 saddle is very becoming IMO. I looked at all the colors and played with the online configurator software that NYCE offers but in the end, black and that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 26,073
Posted By CSG

I live in a state where there are no folding bike...

I live in a state where there are no folding bike dealers whatsoever. On a trip to California last year, I hit two bike shops that sold Dahon, Bike Friday, and Brompton. I also got to see the Giant...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,691
Posted By CSG

I've looked for used on the usual places but like...

I've looked for used on the usual places but like FF points out, most of the time people want nearly new prices for them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,691
Posted By CSG

I think all that stuff looks big too, even the S...

I think all that stuff looks big too, even the S bag. I don't commute or shop by bike, I just like to ride for fun and have a bike with me wherever I go. I just need something I can shove a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,691
Posted By CSG

I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and buy...

I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and buy the frame or a frame/bag combo. The saddle post bag just won't cut it and if I ride in warmer weather I hate having a day or lumbar pack strapped...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-12, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,691
Posted By CSG

So while it's interesting to see what creative...

So while it's interesting to see what creative ways some of you get around buying Brompton luggage, I'll try again - does anyone know of a source that sell their luggage for less than MAP pricing?
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