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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-13, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By EvilV

:) LOL - the universality of childhood...

:)

LOL - the universality of childhood clearly.

Sun is shining. Saturday morning. I'm going out on my new Brompton.

Tomorrow morning the weather is going to be foul.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By EvilV

LOL - what, you mean little boys riding outsize...

LOL - what, you mean little boys riding outsize hand me down bikes with cigarette packets rattling the spokes in lieu of engine noises was not some aberration of my 1950s / 1960s childhood in North...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By EvilV

Yeah - Like Fietsbob says, the only new hubs...

Yeah - Like Fietsbob says, the only new hubs from SA you can buy are the new design. I think they made that change right after SA was sold to Sunrace in Taiwan. A long overdue move, in my opinion....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-13, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By EvilV

My brand new B does the same Wayne, but not...

My brand new B does the same Wayne, but not always. I would imagine it might be caused by the new grease sticking the pawls down inside the hub. It seems to happen when the bike was freewheeled in...
09-13-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,870
Posted By EvilV

In this country, the police will confiscate your...

In this country, the police will confiscate your car if you are uninsured. Also, he would get a huge fine. if you don't or can't pay up, they will crush your car. Works pretty well, except for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-13, 05:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,664
Posted By EvilV

They have a pretty poor resale value judging by...

They have a pretty poor resale value judging by the one that went for buttons the week before last on ebay.co.uk. It was the frame design like the one pictured up above with the young lady riding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,800
Posted By EvilV

Hi Wayne, I live in Newcastle upon Tyne in...

Hi Wayne,

I live in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England.
...
09-11-13, 06:40 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 38,878
Posted By EvilV

The heaviest thing about my bike is me. The idea...

The heaviest thing about my bike is me. The idea of paying out a couple of thousand to get rid of about four pounds in all up weight is much less appealing than losing four pounds by going without...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-13, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By EvilV

Get the gear cables properly adjusted. Some SA...

Get the gear cables properly adjusted. Some SA hubs suffer damage when ridden out of adjustment.

It looks like a nice bike for $200. You'll get a lot of pleasure out of it, but it's not a great...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-13, 04:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,800
Posted By EvilV

Congratulations Still Pedaling. You made almost...

Congratulations Still Pedaling. You made almost the same decision as I did last week. I bought the three speed version M3L. I came to this after a devious route in which I bought a couple of far east...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-13, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By EvilV

Installed Adblocker. Instant page loads. ...

Installed Adblocker.

Instant page loads.

What a difference.

Thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By EvilV

Not entirely relevant to the virus issue I think,...

Not entirely relevant to the virus issue I think, but having been away from here for about two years or more, I notice that the whole forum is abysmally slow these days. Is it something to do with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

Bhkyte said:"See brompton with dahon andros stem...

Bhkyte said:"See brompton with dahon andros stem thread if your interested."

I find the ordinary M bar riding position comfortable. The last bike I rode with drop bars was the old Pashly TSR 27...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

The shifter is very light in action. I...

The shifter is very light in action. I instinctively prefer the twist grip from a sort of desire to be modern, but the plastic rabbit ears thingy certainly works deftly. It looks a bit fragile though.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

It is a bit tricky to judge exactly where the...

It is a bit tricky to judge exactly where the bend starts, because it has a bell on it on one side and the gear shifter on the other, but you have certainly got 5 and 3/4 inches or 146mm before the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

I sense your feeling about the Terns Thor. They...

I sense your feeling about the Terns Thor. They are not on sale anywhere near here as far as I can see, so there is little chance of riding one. Who knows, now that I have broken the aversion to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

Yes but I fell out of love with it while...

Yes but I fell out of love with it while accompanying a lady back to her house from mine after we had drunk a bottle and a half of wine and etc. Because of the wine, the cars were left at our...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

338558 Sorted..... Walked into the...

338558

Sorted.....


Walked into the LBS intending to buy two of those soft Sturmy Archer stripping nuts. I got the nuts, but also parted with some cash and rode home on this.

New 2013...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

I think I misunderstood this post where you talk...

I think I misunderstood this post where you talk about the new Brompton six gear arrangement. I thought you meant it was a new hub with six ratios on it, but on reading stuff on the web, it seems to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

I'm working through some of the articles about...

I'm working through some of the articles about the Nexus 7. So far it seems to have well spaced ratios and reasonable reliability, if at the cost of frequent re-greasing service. I've found no actual...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

Hi badmother. Nice to see you again. I had...

Hi badmother. Nice to see you again.

I had thought about that and looked into the prices of SJS frames for the B the other day. They came out at something like 350 which seemed a bit outrageous...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

Thanks for the info about the new Brompton six...

Thanks for the info about the new Brompton six gear hub Fietsbob. I had no idea that was how they are doing it now. I thought it was still achieved with the two speed derailier like before. Neat...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-13, 09:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

Thanks Thor. I know you know those Terns from...

Thanks Thor. I know you know those Terns from your business. I don't need to take the bike on trains or public transport, so the less neat fold of the Tern would not be a deal breaker at all. I want...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

Ha ha - nice to see you are still here you old...

Ha ha - nice to see you are still here you old scoundrel Mulleady! :))

How are you doing?

The Raw Lacquer B looks fabulous still. I am surprised that the mighty Mulleady calfs have not snapped...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-13, 03:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,426
Posted By EvilV

New Tern D7i or Brompton? What to get.

It's been a long time since I posted here, even though I used to haunt the place.

One or two of you may remember how my 4000 mile Merc Brompton fake suffered a frame fracture at the top of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-12, 02:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,825
Posted By EvilV

He was one of a kind as were his ground breaking...

He was one of a kind as were his ground breaking machines.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-11, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By EvilV

I thought the other guy was scouting for him. The...

I thought the other guy was scouting for him. The one that was hanging about at the
start.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-11, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,317
Posted By EvilV

Love that video Alan. He is growing up well.

Love that video Alan. He is growing up well.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,694
Posted By EvilV

Maybe you drink too much coffee. It has that...

Maybe you drink too much coffee. It has that effect on me too. Two expressos can make me rather fierce and quick to jump to the wrong conclusion; often something like it was a good idea to give the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,890
Posted By EvilV

I see Mulleady has been on holidays in America......

I see Mulleady has been on holidays in America... I'd recognise those calfs and that riding style anywhere.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Db-0dX4ORA&feature=player_embedded
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-10, 03:09 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,890
Posted By EvilV

Great to hear you are still enjoying the ride. I...

Great to hear you are still enjoying the ride. I hope the Oregon adventure is a memorable one. Four hundred and fifty miles is not an insignificant undertaking, is it, so you have a challenge ahead....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,890
Posted By EvilV

Hello old chap. I'm afraid I snapped the frame of...

Hello old chap. I'm afraid I snapped the frame of the Merc. She died last year of overwork just a tad shy of four thousand miles. This is the disadvantage of alloy frames. She broke just where the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,760
Posted By EvilV

Love the new bars. They would have suited me much...

Love the new bars. They would have suited me much better than the old ones. I always had a hard time being bent over as the other bars required, and usually rode on the tops. An excellent thing to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,890
Posted By EvilV

Come on man! I'm only allowed out for short...

Come on man! I'm only allowed out for short periods. I have to help them find the bodies of my victims, and while they are digging, I can sometime sneak a go on the Iphone of some passer by to post a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-10, 01:36 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,890
Posted By EvilV

Yes - it is I. I was released early, for...

Yes - it is I.

I was released early, for good behaviour.


:)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-10, 05:10 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,890
Posted By EvilV

Just re-read this thread. That was a hell of a...

Just re-read this thread. That was a hell of a weekend.

How are you dudes doing now anyway?

I have been absent from here too long (for my own good anyway). Where is Mulleady now? How is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-09, 03:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,015
Posted By EvilV

Speaking of helmets: ...

Speaking of helmets:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8427624.stm
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,015
Posted By EvilV

I doubt it. The reports would have said...

I doubt it.

The reports would have said that it was a large man on a tiny bike, if it had been.

:)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,015
Posted By EvilV

Looks like the cops are after someone trying to...

Looks like the cops are after someone trying to replicate this exciting pastime..... :)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8386167.stm
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-09, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By EvilV

Andrew Ritchie gets an award for the B

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8309975.stm?ls
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-09, 03:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,346
Posted By EvilV

How about just making two leather belts with...

How about just making two leather belts with traditional buckles? So simple, no gorilla could fail to know how to use them. You aren't using them to keep out thieves, only to keep the case shut in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By EvilV

The big mistake that many people make is to...

The big mistake that many people make is to assume that transport systems operated by inattentive, badly paid human beings are ever 'safe'. Obviously, it's pretty safe, but every human operated...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-09, 01:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,367
Posted By EvilV

One problem about the Internet is that awkward,...

One problem about the Internet is that awkward, argumentative customers with unreasonable expectations can denounce a perfectly good company and blacken their name far and wide.

I have to say, if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-09, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By EvilV

Quite a lot of people are rather unfriendly, but...

Quite a lot of people are rather unfriendly, but fortunately the rest aren't. I habitually wave to oncoming cyclists and about 50% of the time am ignored. At times I mutter, 'Plonker' or some other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,583
Posted By EvilV

It's a shame. Interesting trying to understand...

It's a shame. Interesting trying to understand why it failed though. I know how you feel as my rather cheaper Merc failed about an inch below where the seat post enters the main frame member. I hate...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-09, 05:52 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 39,666
Posted By EvilV

Never mind the Brompton. I want more pictures of...

Never mind the Brompton. I want more pictures of that nurse lady.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-09, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By EvilV

The ebay ones were sold at 330 + 8 p&p, but...

The ebay ones were sold at 330 + 8 p&p, but Anita did have a website of her own where she tried to sell them for 400. I don't think the site was much used and it was never very functional.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-09, 07:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,289
Posted By EvilV

Hey! My crooked teeth are regarded as attractive...

Hey! My crooked teeth are regarded as attractive here. The more croooked your teeth, the more sex you get. This is why the propensity to have them is spreading. It is evolution in action. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-09, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By EvilV

:eek: That would be a hair raising...

:eek:

That would be a hair raising experience (Your late night visit - not the near accident).

:lol:

The stupidity of some road users is simply mind boggling. The art of driving should only...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-09, 07:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,289
Posted By EvilV

Don't worry - Vincent has no frontal lobes and...

Don't worry - Vincent has no frontal lobes and just says any stuff that comes into his head without thinking, 'No - that might be a bit rude.' he's well meaning, but extremely direct. I have no...
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