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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,984
Posted By pinholecam

The Brompton has elevated itself to be beyond...

The Brompton has elevated itself to be beyond just a bike. Its a fashion statement and a badge of wealth.
Bike buyers fall into 3-4 categories.
1. The lifestyle (well heeled )
2. The performance...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,984
Posted By Jipe

I think that even 1200USD is too expensive for a...

I think that even 1200USD is too expensive for a bike that has no brand image.

If you look at who is buying a folding bike, there are people that do multi-modal commuting with most of the time a...
03-30-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By JoeTBM

As we are a volunteer shop, we run into many...

As we are a volunteer shop, we run into many chain variations and have assembled a number of different masterlink links.

If you have no use for the non-fitting ones you have we would be happy to...
03-29-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By sweeks

It surely can't be so difficult. There are only...

It surely can't be so difficult. There are only so many chain sizes used on bicycles. Here are some chain-related resources that I hope will help:
Wikipedia Bicycle Chain Width...
03-14-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By 10 Wheels

Eye Contact does NOT Work. Watch The Front Wheels...

Eye Contact does NOT Work. Watch The Front Wheels when possible.
03-14-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By scottfsmith

I looked and found one study which showed 19%. I...

I looked and found one study which showed 19%. I also found an article mentioning 30-50%. Here is the study:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22884376/

It is not too surprising to me, cars are...
03-14-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By unterhausen

Cramps are not well understood or easily...

Cramps are not well understood or easily treatable. However, one way to get them is to push yourself too hard. This time of year, as it gets warmer, one thing to keep in mind is that heat lowers...
03-07-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By dsbrantjr

Shifting up but not down or vice versa sounds...

Shifting up but not down or vice versa sounds like a symptom of excess friction in the system. Check that the housing ends are properly prepared, with square ends, clear openings and no reinforcing...
03-07-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Crankycrank

Check if the cassette lockring is tight. If the...

Check if the cassette lockring is tight. If the cassette was taken apart some dirt may have gotten between the spacers when put back on. Shifting can hesitate if the cassette is worn and will usually...
02-27-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By fooferdoggie

good luck. I wish the bigger lights were...

good luck. I wish the bigger lights were automatic I would have kept them. nothing worse then having to stop and turn on the lights.
02-18-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By scottfsmith

I saw a quote of a study recently that a front...

I saw a quote of a study recently that a front blinker reduces accidents by 30%. That jibes with my vague impression of how many drivers saw me due to my front blinker (or not).

I’m glad I have...
02-07-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By '02 nrs

fox fork.

R-L-C designates rebound,lockout,compression adjusters.float is air spring meaning there is a schrader valve atop the left stanchion.Vanilla models use a steel spring.32 refers to the stanchion...
02-04-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,470
Posted By mattcalifornia

Don't get me started on Facebook and Zuckerberg ....

Don't get me started on Facebook and Zuckerberg . . . . That's a discussion for some other forum.
02-04-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,470
Posted By mattcalifornia

Thanks for the tip guys, but I deleted Facebook a...

Thanks for the tip guys, but I deleted Facebook a few years ago
02-02-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,470
Posted By Iride01

You know they have a community forum at...

You know they have a community forum at Hammerhead's support website and an un-official community forum by some other don't you?

https://support.hammerhead.io/hc/en-us/community/topics
...
01-27-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By JohnJ80

What could possibly go wrong?

What could possibly go wrong?
01-23-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Steel Charlie

Lots of 25mm seatposts around. Check fleabay ...

Lots of 25mm seatposts around. Check fleabay Keep the bike.
01-22-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By howardv

Thanks for all the advice. A bit of an update. ...

Thanks for all the advice. A bit of an update. I detest bifocals. Don't even use it at home. Just never got used to it. Love my Oakley Jawbreaker glasses and don't want to change or turn them...
01-21-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By Toespeas

i really dont like the price points of any of...

i really dont like the price points of any of these bike computers , they barely have enough storage and few allow micro sd cards to hold all the maps , i use the garmin 520 and its a cool luxury ...
01-13-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By mgmoore7

I have the same issue. I don't think you are...

I have the same issue. I don't think you are going to be happy with any of them. The best would be your phone map and even that can be hard if you need readers and don't have them. I have...
01-11-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By mrv

- probably it's worse than you think - I got the...

- probably it's worse than you think - I got the Brooks used here in the BF for about $60 I think. The Crank Bros 50/50 from TheFaceBooks for $40. The bars from Bianchigirll for maybe $30. The ol'...
01-02-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By mrv

what's a "bike computer" ? ...

what's a "bike computer" ?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/80-35d456ac_8577_4efe_bf49_e06f81756991_5756083ba07f4d18556d5779ac5fd74a1d841bc7.jpeg
12-25-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You do not need them. But, if you wanted to...

You do not need them.

But, if you wanted to know how fast you were going, how far, etc., then they are nice to have. It is basically the speedometer and odometer equivalent to a car.

And if you...
12-24-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By Steve B.

Older model bike computers used a magnet in the...

Older model bike computers used a magnet in the spokes to count wheel revolutions. That gave you speed, plus time and distance, avg. speed, etc.., GPS units use satellites and can generate same...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,340
Posted By mirfi

It isn't the number as much as it is the range....

It isn't the number as much as it is the range. Research 'gear inches' on the Sheldon Brown site. For my case, if I want to go up steep hills I need low to be about 20 inches. If I want to go fast I...
12-18-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By tntyz

This sounds like my experience with the Garmin...

This sounds like my experience with the Garmin Edge 520. Sensors would drop and reconnect in mid-ride. I even had a firmware update happen in the middle of a ride. I finally stopped connecting to my...
12-13-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By tntyz

None of what you have listed. Mine is fast,...

None of what you have listed. Mine is fast, solid, capable of more things than I will ever use.
12-12-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By mdarnton

Mine is comparable in utility to a six-pack of...

Mine is comparable in utility to a six-pack of Budweiser's position in the beer world: cost me six bucks, tells me the speed, how far I've gone, and the time. Doesn't do much else, and I don't need...
11-30-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By Danhedonia

Thanks. Let me clarify: by 'finicky,' I mean...

Thanks. Let me clarify: by 'finicky,' I mean "doesn't work as advertised." I don't care if you're a brick doorstop or a NASA project - I want your functionality to match your advertised...
11-29-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By 10 Wheels

OP Try one of these: $13.56 8.4V 4500mAh...

OP Try one of these:


$13.56 8.4V 4500mAh Rechargeable 6*18650 Battery Pack - IPX8 waterproof at FastTech - Free Shipping (https://www.fasttech.com/p/4115601)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,340
Posted By Pinigis

The gear range is more important than the number...

The gear range is more important than the number of gear ratios. The higher number of gears gives you more options, but you may find that you only use a few anyway.
11-22-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By noglider

It doesn't look impressive. If it were cheap, I...

It doesn't look impressive. If it were cheap, I might try it for fun.
11-22-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,305
Posted By JohnJ80

Yes, agree. To this, I'd also add...

Yes, agree. To this, I'd also add "coordination." There does seem to be a number of people, again without respect to age, that have difficulties with removing the wrong foot from the pedal and...
11-09-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,305
Posted By jackb

Age has everything to do with pedals as it has to...

Age has everything to do with pedals as it has to do with almost all elements of cycling. As the OP pointed out, he is having a little trouble unclipping now that he is older. I understand...
11-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,305
Posted By jackb

Why would cyclists in their 70s even be riding...

Why would cyclists in their 70s even be riding with clipless? Of course, if you race you might want maximum power and a more secure connection to the pedals when sprinting, but how many non-racing...
10-31-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,305
Posted By canklecat

Switch to platform pedals and shoes with...

Switch to platform pedals and shoes with relatively stiff soles for support. After minor adaptation to your pedaling stroke you won't notice any difference in average speed or perceived effort.

I...
10-28-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Iride01

Drill a hole in a 2x4 just large enough for the...

Drill a hole in a 2x4 just large enough for the non-drive side to fit in. Then find some screws that fit loosely through the spoke holes on the flange. Don't snug them down on the flange though. ...
10-27-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,548
Posted By cyccommute

I don’t know what you are doing but I can’t...

I don’t know what you are doing but I can’t recall ever replaced a chainwheel due to chain wear. Even if you went an extra 1/16” of an inch over, you shouldn’t have to replace chainring. I’d agree...
10-22-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,428
Posted By Milton Keynes

I personally prefer using top tube bags which...

I personally prefer using top tube bags which keep the phone securely mounted inside, but full access to the phone is available through the thin plastic lid. It also has room for me to put things...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,884
Posted By Bym

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20200707_092830_1__f15d1ec185a1638bcb51d7fa436934d59126e1c0.jpg...
10-06-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By CliffordK

I've had good luck with the Nite Ize Handleband ...

I've had good luck with the Nite Ize Handleband

https://www.niteize.com/product/HandleBand.asp

https://www.rei.com/media/product/1356640002

They will take a variety of phone sizes. My...
10-06-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By Hypno Toad

I have to admit to being dumb ... I started...

I have to admit to being dumb ... I started searching a gauge, then realized I have this charger station tucked away under my monitor stand (only the cables pulled out). :innocent:
...
10-03-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,119
Posted By zacster

Did you check the battery with a multimeter? I...

Did you check the battery with a multimeter? I always do when I replace batteries in any device to make sure it is really just the battery and it usually is. Also, take a pencil eraser to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,884
Posted By Jipe

I just say that big wheels folders are too big...

I just say that big wheels folders are too big and too heavy for most folding bike users and that the big wheels aren't an advantage.

Looking at the market of folding bikes with mostly small...
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,814
Posted By Retro Grouch

I think that the trend is to using a phone app. ...

I think that the trend is to using a phone app.

Mrs, Grouch and I use the most entry level Garmins that I could find. I like them because there is no wheel size factor to measure and we can...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,702
Posted By Darth Lefty

You know the part in Nutcracker where Herr...

You know the part in Nutcracker where Herr Drosselmeyer arrives?
09-13-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Juan el Boricua

I've never been aware of date coding on bike...

I've never been aware of date coding on bike tires before, and none of my bikes' have them so, I'm unable to comment on that.
But more than age, I'll assess condition first:
are they somewhat...
08-26-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By Iride01

You've got me all confused now. What's the...

You've got me all confused now.

What's the question? And for what purpose do you want it?
08-19-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By canklecat

I've had a couple of XOSS G+ computers since...

I've had a couple of XOSS G+ computers since January. Paid $50 for the first and got the second half price.

Very minimalist but do what I need. Works with my older 2012 era Wahoo wired ANT+ magnet...
08-13-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,456
Posted By prj71

Nothing wrong with asking questions. But then be...

Nothing wrong with asking questions. But then be prepared for armchair quarterbacks to answer for the type of question the OP asked. The OP has a physical condition he is concerned about.
...
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