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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,271
Posted By IronMac

I have a 2009 Bike Friday NWT and, in comparison...

I have a 2009 Bike Friday NWT and, in comparison to my old hybrid, needs more care and feeding. It's not only my opinion but others as well.

I'm back on Bikeforums solely because I am looking for...
Forum: Touring
05-06-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,332
Posted By IronMac

There is one thing that I don't see and that is...

There is one thing that I don't see and that is make sure to bring a whack of USD in small, clean notes. You'd be surprised at how things go much easier when you're able to wave a couple of...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By IronMac

I've ridden a Trek 790 hybrid with B17 saddle for...

I've ridden a Trek 790 hybrid with B17 saddle for distances of 250+ km a day - with a pannier or two of stuff for the day. I've ridden over 200 kms a day on the same bike but with a regular gel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-11, 03:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By IronMac

Ok, Rohloff emailed me back and they say: ...

Ok, Rohloff emailed me back and they say:

"It sounds like this is a typical noise than can occur on some hubs when a freewheel causes a sun gear #2 to over take its partner sun gear #1. The sun...
Forum: Touring
04-22-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By IronMac

You're on the road! Congrats!

You're on the road! Congrats!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By IronMac

Yet another follow up. I was in Toronto for a...

Yet another follow up. I was in Toronto for a visit and visited Urbane Cycles to discuss the issue. I didn't have the bike with me but Carey (their resident BF expert) said it could not be because of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By IronMac

Yes, also surprised at the lack of panniers. The...

Yes, also surprised at the lack of panniers. The roads look pretty smooth!
04-22-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,438
Posted By IronMac

It's here: ...

It's here:

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/supernova.asp

Eight paragraphs down. I know because I did a lot of research on the asymmetric E3 before I bought one.
Forum: Touring
02-07-11, 04:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,989
Posted By IronMac

Thanks sehsuan! Nothing there at the moment for...

Thanks sehsuan! Nothing there at the moment for me but it's good to know.
Forum: Touring
02-05-11, 02:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,989
Posted By IronMac

Where do you see this close-out?

Where do you see this close-out?
02-05-11, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By IronMac

I'd love to do that with my old Trek 790 hybrid...

I'd love to do that with my old Trek 790 hybrid bike that has gone with me through Europe and the Middle East. :)
01-08-11, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By IronMac

Please do a search in this forum as it's been...

Please do a search in this forum as it's been discussed many times.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-10, 01:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By IronMac

Thanks AEO! :)

Thanks AEO! :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-10, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By IronMac

Ok, as a followup, after only a couple of hundred...

Ok, as a followup, after only a couple of hundred kilometers or so (work and fear of riding a problematic bike has precluded any sort of distance), I decided to spend more time this afternoon again...
Replies: 61
Views: 4,556
Posted By IronMac

I am sort of going through the same situation but...

I am sort of going through the same situation but with a lot less pain! I broke my right wrist on July 4th, 2009 by falling off of my bike and was off it for months. No big worries but then I got...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,668
Posted By IronMac

I'm with those who believe in making sure that...

I'm with those who believe in making sure that the light(s) has to be properly positioned so as to not blind others but at the same time be effective. I also believe that flashing lights are to be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-10, 01:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By IronMac

Yes, it was VERY difficult for me! Took two days...

Yes, it was VERY difficult for me! Took two days and in the end it was #$%^ this and I went ape on it.

Oddly enough, the same thing happened with Marathons 700ccs on my hybrid.
Forum: Touring
10-22-10, 10:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 32,611
Posted By IronMac

Like electrik says, you will get used to them. I...

Like electrik says, you will get used to them. I came from a flat bar hybrid with Rapidfire thumb shifters.
Forum: Touring
10-22-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 32,611
Posted By IronMac

You're on a touring bike where you normally have...

You're on a touring bike where you normally have LOTS of time before you need to shift.
Forum: Touring
10-22-10, 09:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 32,611
Posted By IronMac

Where were you expecting them to be? I have a...

Where were you expecting them to be? I have a Rohloff setup and the shifter is a knob at the end of the right drop bar. No probs there.

You're on a touring bike, not a racer.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-10, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By IronMac

With a rack or maybe a seatpost rack this bike...

With a rack or maybe a seatpost rack this bike would be perfect for daylong rides from Toronto down into the Niagara area and back. I'd be interested but my current situation (ie. the wife) doesn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-10, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By IronMac

First of all, I have no idea how anybody tours...

First of all, I have no idea how anybody tours with only one set of cycling clothes. At least two sets!

Second, ditch the tripod or get a monopod. The latter comes in handy in case of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By IronMac

I thought that it was a little quiet here... :)...

I thought that it was a little quiet here... :)

Welcome back!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-10, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By IronMac

Thanks everyone for the input! Jur: I will...

Thanks everyone for the input!

Jur: I will inspect the rim later on but there is no way that I can get the wheel fixed at the moment. I would probably need someone with a spoke cutting machine and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-10, 04:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By IronMac

Thanks jur for the input. It's not the...

Thanks jur for the input.

It's not the speedo magnet because I have run the front wheel while holding the bike up and there is no sound.

I've checked the spoke tension by squeezing, pulling and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-10, 12:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By IronMac

Thanks FT for your input. I only noticed the...

Thanks FT for your input. I only noticed the sound about a month ago and have done no changes to the bike since I got it aside from accessories.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By IronMac

Mysterious Clicking Sound with NWT

Hi all, I posted this problem in the Bike Mechanics side a couple of weeks back but no joy there. Am going to see if any of the folding crowd might be able to help out.

I purchased a Bike Friday...
09-29-10, 08:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,711
Posted By IronMac

Money. Always carry money. If you can't fix it,...

Money. Always carry money. If you can't fix it, walk to the nearest phone and call for a cab. Did that in rural Nova Scotia after a vital piece of equipment failed.

Now, if you are talking about...
09-29-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,396
Posted By IronMac

My B17 took quite a while to break in but it was...

My B17 took quite a while to break in but it was never uncomfortable while doing so. It was simply VERY hard. Now, it's pliable. :)
Forum: Touring
09-29-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By IronMac

Ok, well, if your arms are really giving you...

Ok, well, if your arms are really giving you problems then look into switching to drop bars or butterflys or some of the other ones people have suggested. I used bar ends on my straight bars but went...
Forum: Touring
09-29-10, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By IronMac

Well, I don't think that a new bike is really in...

Well, I don't think that a new bike is really in order unless the Norco is not fitting you properly. There are some other concerns that I would address first.

As you pointed out, you're probably...
Forum: Touring
09-29-10, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By IronMac

Heya Gotte, I don't think that he even knows what...

Heya Gotte, I don't think that he even knows what his route is at the moment. I am pretty sure that his plans are to do the northern battlefields at the very least from Washington D.C. onwards and...
Forum: Touring
09-29-10, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By IronMac

You really don't need a new bike so long as your...

You really don't need a new bike so long as your current hybrid is in good shape and you know how to keep it that way. The Toronto District School Board runs courses every fall and spring semester on...
Forum: Touring
09-25-10, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By IronMac

Interesting! I have a friend from near...

Interesting! I have a friend from near Manchester/Liverpool who is planning on doing a similar tour next year. And yes he did watch the Burns' documentary too. :)
Forum: Touring
09-22-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,009
Posted By IronMac

Nancy, I would still contact Beckman and see what...

Nancy, I would still contact Beckman and see what the mounting system is like now. I guess in this case, if you want top reliability you have to make some trade-offs. Right now, my next set of...
09-22-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,426
Posted By IronMac

Great write-up mech! Thanks!

Great write-up mech! Thanks!
09-19-10, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By IronMac

I am beginning to regret the title of this thread...

I am beginning to regret the title of this thread because now I don't think that it's the Rohloff but I won't rule it out either.

Ok, so I spent 45 mins cycling around the parking area and here is...
Forum: Touring
09-19-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By IronMac

OTOH, the roundabout at the Arc de Triomphe is...

OTOH, the roundabout at the Arc de Triomphe is truly scary. I walked that one.
09-18-10, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By IronMac

Rats! Put this in the wrong forum...should have...

Rats! Put this in the wrong forum...should have been in Mechanics...can a mod move this please?
Forum: Touring
09-18-10, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By IronMac

I did Brussels over 20 years ago and it was no...

I did Brussels over 20 years ago and it was no worries.
09-18-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,998
Posted By IronMac

Run time seem a bit short...at least with the...

Run time seem a bit short...at least with the other rear lights you can bring along extra batteries.
09-18-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By IronMac

Strange Sound with Rohloff(?)

Hi all,

Have a Bike Friday New World Tourist equipped with a Rohloff hub. Purchased a little under a year ago and only up to about 1800 kms. Just recently, I noticed a slight, dull click-click...
09-10-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,559
Posted By IronMac

Machka, wow! What a great shot! (First of three.)...

Machka, wow! What a great shot! (First of three.)

Sigh...need to get out there!
09-09-10, 05:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,559
Posted By IronMac

Just a quick .02 cents on wedding photography...

Just a quick .02 cents on wedding photography work in Victoria (how much more specific can you get???) and that is it is VERY hard to get work. Others can speak more eloquently to Toronto and...
09-04-10, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By IronMac

Supernova E3 is on all the time and I use the...

Supernova E3 is on all the time and I use the both the handlebar and helmet mounted 400Ls on strobe mode. They're there so why not?
Forum: Touring
08-27-10, 02:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By IronMac

The part between Oakville and Hamilton is...

The part between Oakville and Hamilton is actually a road. There is no "bike trail" per se, just follow the road. I've done Toronto to Burlington and further south into the Niagara Peninsula dozens...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-10, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By IronMac

Vik, yeah, you mentioned that in another thread....

Vik, yeah, you mentioned that in another thread. I would have tried out the Scorchers but BTD did not have them on sale so I got the Durano instead.

invisiblehand, as for buying a bunch of tires,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-10, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By IronMac

Thanks invisiblehand, most comforting to know....

Thanks invisiblehand, most comforting to know. Along with doing some more reading online and looking at the BF site itself, I went ahead and ordered a bunch of Pluses and a Durano. :)
08-17-10, 02:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,910
Posted By IronMac

To be frank, in your climate and your riding...

To be frank, in your climate and your riding requirements and given the quality of SON (hub) and B&M (bottle) dynamos it is exremely unlikely that you will need to replace any sort of dynamo every...
Forum: Touring
08-15-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By IronMac

How much are you carrying?

How much are you carrying?
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