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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By linberl

My 2002 NWT had a folding seatmast, fyi. BF has...

My 2002 NWT had a folding seatmast, fyi. BF has made folding seatmasts since 1993. https://www.bikefriday.com/folding-bikes/folding-history-the-bike-friday-pocket-rocket The non-folding seatmast...
01-04-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 40,277
Posted By linberl

Congrats, enjoy, and be safe!

Congrats, enjoy, and be safe!
12-25-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,177
Posted By linberl

In the spirit of Christmas, let me try to explain...

In the spirit of Christmas, let me try to explain it to you without telling the whole 6 year saga. Shareroller was the 1st version. Reviewed independently. Then the developer came back to create a...
12-24-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,177
Posted By linberl

I've been on this forum a long time, since 2014,...

I've been on this forum a long time, since 2014, unlike you who have been here a minute. You've no business talking about anyone else's credibility. Btw, had you done further research you would have...
12-24-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,177
Posted By linberl

First of all, you ARE missing something. Reading...

First of all, you ARE missing something. Reading skills. Go back and read what i wrote. You will see how I use my motor and get 20 miles off it. Yes, that was a battery wh; hadn't enough coffee when...
12-24-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,177
Posted By linberl

My system is 4.5lbs inclusive of everything. so...

My system is 4.5lbs inclusive of everything. so Yes, it's a big difference. And my max speed is 28mph (not that I'd do that) and it has plenty of torque to fly up steep S.F. graded hills. Ymmv,...
12-24-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,177
Posted By linberl

The way I use my OneMotor is I turn the main...

The way I use my OneMotor is I turn the main battery button on at the start of the ride, then I use the button on the handlebar controller to "pause" the system. When I do that, nothing is touching...
12-24-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,177
Posted By linberl

I guess we're going to have to disagree. I have...

I guess we're going to have to disagree. I have a 19 lb bike and a 4.5lb motorized system and a 130wh motor and I easily do rides of 20 miles and FOR MY NEEDS that's perfect. I don't want nor do I...
12-22-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,177
Posted By linberl

That's true but for users who are only drawing...

That's true but for users who are only drawing significant power for short lengths of time (quick hill climbs) AND riding bikes under 20lbs, the size of battery needed can be smaller. You definitely...
12-22-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,177
Posted By linberl

Anything light and cheap will also be low power -...

Anything light and cheap will also be low power - disagree. Anything cheap,yes. But you can get light and power if you pay for it. My OneMotor goes 28mph (not that I would go that fast, I'm totally a...
12-22-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,177
Posted By linberl

Maybe OP has to take it up stairs? I do...so...

Maybe OP has to take it up stairs? I do...so adding a 4.5lb OneMotor to my bikes was the perfect solution for me. Made my bike less than 24lbs motorized, and something I can carry up stairs to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By linberl

Well, when I had my NWT (1x11) I did it in less...

Well, when I had my NWT (1x11) I did it in less than 30 minutes even after not doing it for months. Don't know what to tell you. I also have friends with NWT's who can do it faster than I. Split...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By linberl

Basic pakiT is about $1300 but if OP is in...

Basic pakiT is about $1300 but if OP is in England, ordering from BF with shipping and customs is not going to work well. However, NWT Bike Fridays do come up for sale over there, I see them on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By linberl

See if anyone is selling a Bike Friday anywhere...

See if anyone is selling a Bike Friday anywhere near you. Designed for packing in a suitcase, rides great, uses standard parts, no hinge.
Even if you find one somewhere else on the continent, they...
12-07-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By linberl

I have a quickly removable/transferable system I...

I have a quickly removable/transferable system I use with my two folders. One folder is specifically for pulling my trailer and doing shopping - I pull around 60lbs - and the motor simply makes that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By linberl

The only circumstances I can foresee selling her...

The only circumstances I can foresee selling her are if (1) the Brompton B75 really does have a stem that arches less so the reach is shorter, (2) I'm able to ride the B75 comfortably because the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By linberl

Thor USA sells the replacement stem, it's not...

Thor USA sells the replacement stem, it's not cheap. Google Thor USA. I have the standard Dahon stem on my Mu. None of them take an Ahead stem. An Ahead strem would preclude the ability to rotate...
09-09-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By linberl

Grin Technologies in Canada offers a variety of...

Grin Technologies in Canada offers a variety of kits. They make the system Bike Friday uses. Some of their kits can even go on airplanes if you travel with your bike. As you mentioned there is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,992
Posted By linberl

It's not because it folds, it is because it has...

It's not because it folds, it is because it has smaller wheels. Minovelos are more fun, too. Small wheel bikes and more nimble and accelerate faster. So they just feel less cumbersome than full...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By linberl

Something to keep in the back of your mind -...

Something to keep in the back of your mind - these guys make a brompton specific e bike kit which has good reviews: https://www.swytchbike.com It takes a couple months to get it once you sign up,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By linberl

I've got a pakiT. I'm 5'4". They are available...

I've got a pakiT. I'm 5'4". They are available in 4 frame sizes and then BF customizes the seat height and the reach to the handlebars to fit the measurements you provide them. So, yes, the bike...
08-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,401
Posted By linberl

I use mine to climb hills I can't climb anymore...

I use mine to climb hills I can't climb anymore due to age and knee deterioration. Has nothing to do with speed at all.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,558
Posted By linberl

The Tikit is an awesome bike. The fact BF no...

The Tikit is an awesome bike. The fact BF no longer makes it is because it was too expensive for them to produce, not because it wasn't selling. It's an amazing bike with a huge fan base because it...
08-21-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By linberl

Onemotor.co. Entire thing removes in seconds.

Onemotor.co. Entire thing removes in seconds.
08-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,569
Posted By linberl

I think it's important to look at why/how people...

I think it's important to look at why/how people use e-bikes. Some are using it strictly for transport, point A to B, as quickly as they can. Some are using it for exercise or recreational fun. Some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,878
Posted By linberl

IF it's a problem with the frame that is going to...

IF it's a problem with the frame that is going to cause any other issues, return it. If the problem is only going to result in being unable to ride hands free (which most folders do very badly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,878
Posted By linberl

Folders ARE hard to ride no hands. And with the...

Folders ARE hard to ride no hands. And with the smaller tires, it's not all the safe anyway. One small rock and oops. My BF frame and assembly is perfect and I can't ride no hands for more than a...
08-12-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,569
Posted By linberl

I pull 40lbs of dog food and Costco stuff behind...

I pull 40lbs of dog food and Costco stuff behind me on my bike with the motor attached (only way I can pull that load up the hills) but I do not go 20mph or anywhere near that with a load. So - again...
08-12-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,569
Posted By linberl

Thank you. Unfortunately, this "headline" on...

Thank you. Unfortunately, this "headline" on various news sites has probably confirmed anti-ebike bias for many. They won't let facts get in the way.
08-11-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,569
Posted By linberl

Max speed 80mph, 20 times more powerful than...

Max speed 80mph, 20 times more powerful than legal e-bikes in most of the U.S.
https://www.treehugger.com/simon-cowell-did-not-fall-off-an-e-bike-5074440
08-09-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By linberl

I'd be more concerned about how the dog will like...

I'd be more concerned about how the dog will like it. See if you can borrow one before you buy. My dog was very clear she was NOT having it. Once I knew that, I got a different kind of trailer,...
07-30-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,583
Posted By linberl

In most places, foks are used to seeing...

In most places, foks are used to seeing motorcycles/motorscooters and know they are faster than bikes. They already ride in the center of lanes. But with e-bikes, the appearance is now nearly...
07-23-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,583
Posted By linberl

I use my Onemotor on my Dahon Mu Uno - it's a...

I use my Onemotor on my Dahon Mu Uno - it's a single speed. The only issue is that I spin out so can't go all that fast using pedal assist. I think the gear inches are around 60. But it works...
07-23-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,583
Posted By linberl

You can't get more urban than where I live. A...

You can't get more urban than where I live. A combination of decent, but not great, infrastructure of pathways and bike lanes, a good rear view mirror, a real effort to be utterly predictable, and a...
07-23-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,583
Posted By linberl

Okay, well I didn't make this myself but props to...

Okay, well I didn't make this myself but props to the guy who did (Jeff Guida) and made it available for those of us who aren't able to build units. And yes, it's a friction drive, but if I was brave...
07-22-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,583
Posted By linberl

I don't worry about the battery recycle so much -...

I don't worry about the battery recycle so much - I'm more concerned about what will happen with those super heavy e-bikes when the owners decide the cost of replacing the battery is too high and...
07-21-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,583
Posted By linberl

I use an after market system, 4.5lbs total,that...

I use an after market system, 4.5lbs total,that can be moved to either of my bikes - or any new bike. There's a whole thread here on it: One motor/Shareroller drive. It's not one of those 50-100...
07-21-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,583
Posted By linberl

I'm all for aftermarket systems. The idea of...

I'm all for aftermarket systems. The idea of sidelining an entire bike (which is also likely to be super heavy) just because the electronics crapped out really offends me - an absurd blow to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By linberl

Also now that you're "one of the fold" you might...

Also now that you're "one of the fold" you might find the Bike Friday community interesting. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bikefriday/?source_id=177147215204
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By linberl

Welcome to the Bike Friday Family!! I owned a NWT...

Welcome to the Bike Friday Family!! I owned a NWT and now ride the BF pakiT (which I use my motor on along with a Dahon). BF are fully customizable with standard parts so you will be able to adjust...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By linberl

Fitment isn't as big an issue with Dahon or Bike...

Fitment isn't as big an issue with Dahon or Bike Friday or other brands. Brompton uses proprietary parts and that can be very limiting. With a Dahon you can always use an aber hallo adapter to move...
07-11-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By linberl

No lock is perfect. Buy the best one you can...

No lock is perfect. Buy the best one you can afford. No swiveling arm on one side. Abus top of the line or maybe Tigr-lok (as it's not familiar to most bike thieves). Best protection: insurance.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,825
Posted By linberl

The other option is a very light weight fold...my...

The other option is a very light weight fold...my Bike Friday pakiT weighs out at 19lbs (which is a tolerable weight for this 70 y/o female) but if you're willing to spend even more than I did, you...
07-06-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By linberl

Glad to hear it. Whatever keeps us riding is all...

Glad to hear it. Whatever keeps us riding is all good. Now you'll be riding longer probably, too. Enjoy!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,825
Posted By linberl

Pacific cycles Birdy website now shows a 20"...

Pacific cycles Birdy website now shows a 20" model so you CAN have all 3.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,825
Posted By linberl

With the exception of the 16" Brompton, rolling...

With the exception of the 16" Brompton, rolling any folder is something you only want to do for short distances. Also, it may depend on where you live, but in the crowded city where I live, rolling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By linberl

Ha ha, maybe he forgot to pay his server bill. ...

Ha ha, maybe he forgot to pay his server bill. Glad he's back up and running.
06-11-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By linberl

I can lose weight doing either one and I ride...

I can lose weight doing either one and I ride both ways. But it's more about matching calories eaten to calories burned. I ride in part
so I can eat stuff I like (all of which is fattening)....
06-06-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By linberl

I've got a tiny 130w motor and I get 30-35 miles...

I've got a tiny 130w motor and I get 30-35 miles on it - but that's because I'm light, the bike is light, I use lowest level PAS, and I pause PAS when I don't need it. So that range means nothing in...
06-06-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By linberl

Range depends on so many factors (rider weight,...

Range depends on so many factors (rider weight, wind, gearing, terrain, PAS levels or throttle use) that it is pretty useless to look at what other riders do unless you get that info as well. Safe...
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