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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,139
Posted By sdwphoto

I have done over twenty five years motorcycle...

I have done over twenty five years motorcycle touring the usa and canada to most states and even up to the Artic circle so when it comes to bad weather, and driving in a pouring rain at 70 mph...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,139
Posted By sdwphoto

My back pack has a flat rigid bottem. .When I...

My back pack has a flat rigid bottem. .When I first tried it just strapped to the trailer frame it gave alot of problems slideing back and forth,but I soon learned that if I hook the bottem edge...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,139
Posted By sdwphoto

My purpose was to have a system that I could set...

My purpose was to have a system that I could set up to match what style of riding I would be doing,I like to travel as light as I can and did not want to tow a trailer every time.I use the case...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,139
Posted By sdwphoto

Here's a plug anyway. I own an Origami...

Here's a plug anyway.
I own an Origami trailer kit ,sells for about $89.00.very light weight comes apart and can be put into my B&W hard case along with the Brompton with still room to add...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,542
Posted By sdwphoto

i own a citizen miami and it is a very well...

i own a citizen miami and it is a very well built bike and rides very well for running around towne ,etc.The weight limits most brands advertise usaully are lower than they can really support to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By sdwphoto

,there is much the miami has to offer .If you...

,there is much the miami has to offer .If you remove the fenders and the rear rack you reduce the weight by almost three pounds and with high pressure tires it gets much more zippy and fun to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By sdwphoto

What model Citizen do you have? I have a Citizen...

What model Citizen do you have? I have a Citizen Miami and a Brompton 6spd,plus several road bikes.I bought the Citizen after my Dahon was stolen for about 200 and was very surprised by it's rather...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,657
Posted By sdwphoto

Actually the design is much older than...

Actually the design is much older than 20years.and yet it's still here.It's also one of the most usefull,the most copied, one of the least stolen,and one of the best when it comes to resale...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,709
Posted By sdwphoto

No doubt it could be. Either way I am happy with...

No doubt it could be. Either way I am happy with the way EZ wheels handle.I've tried using other Brompton owners' bikes with some of the most impossible setup's you can imagine and found them...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,709
Posted By sdwphoto

That's exactly what I was told when I bought my...

That's exactly what I was told when I bought my HR 6spd from a Brompton dealer 5years back when I asked about changing the EZ wheels to skate wheels .The reason is that the support
is for EZ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,709
Posted By sdwphoto

[QUOTE=Maverickmsk;19858285]Dear friends, i need...

[QUOTE=Maverickmsk;19858285]Dear friends, i need you help!
Recently i got a new Brompton M6L.
When i fold it, my bicycle is trying to fall dawn and stay on one easywheel.
I 've written to Brompton...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By sdwphoto

"But, but,--------- but Brompton seat posts never...

"But, but,--------- but Brompton seat posts never slip, ever!!! They wouldn't lie about that , would they?" Uh,yes they would or it just means the owner doesn't ride much. I have the same clamp on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,506
Posted By sdwphoto

Yes ,there is,(at the moment it is 4am here and I...

Yes ,there is,(at the moment it is 4am here and I not fully awake) but I think it is made/sold by B&W.It comes apart and folds down into a flat pack about 10 by 20inchs about 3inchs thick?.Price...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,283
Posted By sdwphoto

I have owned two Citizen Miami's, and yes they do...

I have owned two Citizen Miami's, and yes they do tune them before they go out.Both of mine were fully set to go without any problems,however mistakes do happen once and a while.Also,the OP did say...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,203
Posted By sdwphoto

I should have added that the cable lock I use is...

I should have added that the cable lock I use is wrapped in a flexable steel segmented tube.Yes even that can be hacked but it takes abit more time to do it,which is more than enough for me to get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,799
Posted By sdwphoto

Simple,don't hang so much weight on the post in...

Simple,don't hang so much weight on the post in your backpack to begin with. Get used to packing light, as they say "take half as much stuff and twice as much money." You would be surprised how much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,203
Posted By sdwphoto

yes ,best advice given yet if you have a bike...

yes ,best advice given yet if you have a bike that must be locked up outside.If you can't see it ,then go somewhere else until you can.I have only had to lock my bike up once or twice I use a light...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,799
Posted By sdwphoto

I just want to mention if you buy a variety of...

I just want to mention if you buy a variety of sizes of back packs,depending on what you are doing you can choose the right one to suit the trip/day.Best places to find some good deals is a local...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,457
Posted By sdwphoto

Yes and no .I'm not saying that having alighter...

Yes and no .I'm not saying that having alighter bike is a waste ,it's not, but it's just one side of the problem.As we age we loose muscle and strength ,the bike looses nothing. Exercise with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-17, 05:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,457
Posted By sdwphoto

I agree,most of the complaints in this thread are...

I agree,most of the complaints in this thread are put on how heavy the bike is ,not the riders lack of physical conditoning. A few minutes spent lifting the folder from floor to chest height, done...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-17, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By sdwphoto

I don't take my Brommie into the area where...

I don't take my Brommie into the area where dental work is preformed.Mine folds up and goes just outside in the hallway where the receptionist watches it tucked nicely where other folks put their...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By sdwphoto

Then again,you could just buy a Brompton and take...

Then again,you could just buy a Brompton and take it inside with you,even to the table in the resturant and shove it under the table.In 5years I have owned and ridden one I have never been refused...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,152
Posted By sdwphoto

how to carry a folding bike?

I'm not that familar with Giant express 2 but took a look on Youtube and it looks like a very nice bike at a good price. Just a few tips I have picked up from other folks when talking folding bikes. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,425
Posted By sdwphoto

I've had my Brompton almost four and a half years...

I've had my Brompton almost four and a half years now.I also have another folder and five road machines and I've tried a number of mirror types over the years includeing all those mentioned .The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,881
Posted By sdwphoto

Here's a few tips that may save a bit of space. ...

Here's a few tips that may save a bit of space.

1.No one says the entire bike has to go into the same case,many parts can be removed and put into another piece of luggage such as carry on,etc....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,455
Posted By sdwphoto

Part culture ,part human stupidity, Many...

Part culture ,part human stupidity,
Many folks who are not familiar with something or some activity assume your an idiot for choosing to do such a thing.Many get even worse than that if you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,181
Posted By sdwphoto

I'm not familiar with the blue tarp Ikea bags...

I'm not familiar with the blue tarp Ikea bags ,but if they're half good as the Dimpa clear plastic that Ikea sells for $3.25 that would be perfect for 20" .The clear Dimpa fit a Brompton like a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,337
Posted By sdwphoto

I checked it out and it looks very interesting...

I checked it out and it looks very interesting ,however If you want to sell something why don't you just list the price,why do I have go through the trouble of giveing you my email,and more info just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-17, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By sdwphoto

1. The need to be able to roll the bike once it...

1. The need to be able to roll the bike once it is folded,you shouldn't have to carry it anywhere except under certain rare situations.Many bikes do this well,and other makers seem to have never...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By sdwphoto

It's been over a decade since I used Ebay, but I...

It's been over a decade since I used Ebay, but I think it still works the same,are you sure that is the selling price and not the usual gimmick to start a bidding war?
I just cant' see a carbon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,701
Posted By sdwphoto

I'm sure Bromptons are well made and sturdy I've...

I'm sure Bromptons are well made and sturdy I've had one for four years I know what it can do.However,when it comes to BMX not with my Brompton!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By sdwphoto

How is the travel case working out for you,I have...

How is the travel case working out for you,I have something similar in mind for touring and would like knowing if you have any second thoughts on what you put together or any improvements.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 75,925
Posted By sdwphoto

I own both a Brompton and a Citizen Miami,so I...

I own both a Brompton and a Citizen Miami,so I have something at both ends of the price spectrum.The citizen is a great machine for the price and have put many miles on it the three years I have had...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,820
Posted By sdwphoto

Thanks for posting how you pack the bike in your...

Thanks for posting how you pack the bike in your home built shipping box.I was surprised how light weight it looks and how easy it is to pack.You did a very good job of designing the box to fit the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,506
Posted By sdwphoto

[QUOTE=patrickza;19210201]So after getting some...

[QUOTE=patrickza;19210201]So after getting some advice from you lot (here http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1056637-brompton-folded-size-without-saddle.html), I've made my folding bike a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By sdwphoto

I recently got back from a trip to San Francisco ...

I recently got back from a trip to San Francisco and Portland,both great places to ride and had a good time.I have a Brompton also which I like very much,but I could never ride a two speed such as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,645
Posted By sdwphoto

I can relate to your experince,my first few rides...

I can relate to your experince,my first few rides on my Brompton was very bumpy but there are several things that can be done to smooth them out.
I added a Brooks sprung saddle that just gets...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,177
Posted By sdwphoto

I own a citizen Miami and think for the price of...

I own a citizen Miami and think for the price of under $200 delivered anywhere in the US it is a very good bike for commuting price wise.I also have a Brompton 6spd for a whole lot more and think...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-16, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By sdwphoto

The Dimpa is very sturdy and can carry a lot of...

The Dimpa is very sturdy and can carry a lot of weight and the brompton fits it like a glove,made of thick plastic that can be squashed and folded small.Cover the bike enough so they don't have a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,861
Posted By sdwphoto

why fenders,sideways storage?

First fenders, Brompton is an British made bike and it rains alot there almost everyday,every where,night and day.Then the Brompton fenders are plastic and very light, they can be removed but they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,511
Posted By sdwphoto

It's probably being sold because the owner,s ...

It's probably being sold because the owner,s brompton was stolen.
06-21-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,403
Posted By sdwphoto

Just to put things in proper perspective, records...

Just to put things in proper perspective, records of the Veterans Time Trial Association show that 64 year old E.A.Butt covered 439 miles in a 24 hour ride on just leg power .The exact year and...
06-16-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,946
Posted By sdwphoto

I don't know if one of your bikes is a folding...

I don't know if one of your bikes is a folding bike but one thing you can try if you are afraid of having a bike stolen(and I share that attitude) is buy a cheap folder just for grocery runs.I have a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By sdwphoto

Some folders are awful to roll folded and to ...

Some folders are awful to roll folded and to tell the truth I think some makers never really considered the need for such a feature.My first dahon was so awkward to roll I rarely folded it even...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By sdwphoto

I own a Brompton and a Citizen Miami.The Brompton...

I own a Brompton and a Citizen Miami.The Brompton I carry by the frame,without any problem. The Citizen being bigger when folded and a bit cumbersome I use either one or both hands on frame...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,192
Posted By sdwphoto

I own six bikes two folders and four road...

I own six bikes two folders and four road machines.I ride my Brompton most of the time and it provides all my transportation that I need except for really long distance or heavy loads.I bought it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,643
Posted By sdwphoto

My aim is to make a system I can change to...

My aim is to make a system I can change to meet the circumstances with as little fuss , bother and expense as possible.Trailers when you need them can be a godsend or a huge hinderance when you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,643
Posted By sdwphoto

Well something is certainly Bass -Ackwards, you...

Well something is certainly Bass -Ackwards, you quote someone with out posting a name,you give only a list of photos from my posting but with the wrong file numbers(other folks don't seem to have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,643
Posted By sdwphoto

At one time I would not think twice about buying...

At one time I would not think twice about buying one,but since I have been experimenting with the Origami trailer kit idea the Carry Freedom is not now high on my list .I would not mind finding one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,643
Posted By sdwphoto

several months back I contacted Carry Freedoms US...

several months back I contacted Carry Freedoms US distributor about trying to locate the city trailer somewhere in the US.I was told they no longer were making it because of mechanical problems and...
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