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11-19-15, 12:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,932
Posted By hbok@mac.com

I have a Faraday Porteur S. ...

I have a Faraday Porteur S.

https://www.faradaybikes.com/product/porteur-s/

It's wonderful: you order it, a bike shop assembles it, you ride it: life is good. Easier than a kit, and just a joy...
11-08-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,632
Posted By hbok@mac.com

I'm waiting on a number of devices that have not...

I'm waiting on a number of devices that have not yet come out. E.g.: BikeTrak (http://www.biketrak.com)
11-01-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,698
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Back in the mid 80s, one of my housemates worked...

Back in the mid 80s, one of my housemates worked for Merlin. Once, we took two of their titanium mountain bikes out into the woods, and it was just so amazing: as soon as I thought of turning or...
11-01-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,375
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Here's a post about them, by one of their cycling...

Here's a post about them, by one of their cycling friends.

John and Lynne | chasing mailboxes (http://chasingmailboxes.com/2015/11/01/john-and-lynne/)
10-28-15, 10:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,060
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Hi! I'm female. I think that if people want to...

Hi! I'm female. I think that if people want to understand why women might mind this, and/or why it's not a great marketing strategy for any company that wants to attract women as customers, you...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 56,934
Posted By hbok@mac.com

I looked up the laws before getting my e-bike. A...

I looked up the laws before getting my e-bike. A number of the e-bikes sold in this country, including mine, only let the pedal assist take you to 20mph. Faster than that and you're on your own...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-15, 12:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,277
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Yes: I totally recommend pedal-assist bikes....

Yes: I totally recommend pedal-assist bikes. Also: a number of states are regulating them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_bicycle_laws

A lot of them say: an e-bike that does not go...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-15, 10:45 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 56,934
Posted By hbok@mac.com

I commute on an e-bike now. It's pedal-assist...

I commute on an e-bike now. It's pedal-assist only. I do it because I really do not want to take a shower after I get to work (for one thing, the shower is very far from my office; for another, I...
Forum: Touring
10-20-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,116
Posted By hbok@mac.com

I have travelled a bit in sub-Saharan Africa,...

I have travelled a bit in sub-Saharan Africa, though not on a bike. I would ditch the camping gear, for starters. (Likewise, the cooking gear.) For one thing, there are not that many campgrounds. For...
10-20-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,330
Posted By hbok@mac.com

I agree with yooperbiker that riding without your...

I agree with yooperbiker that riding without your feet on the pedals is not very stable, and thus might make you more likely to fall off. It might work to buy or borrow various kinds of padding (you...
10-20-15, 12:11 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 25,792
Posted By hbok@mac.com

The OP is apparently under the misapprehension...

The OP is apparently under the misapprehension that "we" are all male. Some of "us" can use whatever saddle we please without the slightest fear of erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, and the like.
Forum: Commuting
10-18-15, 11:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,498
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Strobe lights can trigger seizures in some...

Strobe lights can trigger seizures in some people. (Me, for instance.)
10-16-15, 11:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,313
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Yes -- as has been noted, a lot of pedal assist...

Yes -- as has been noted, a lot of pedal assist bikes (mine, for instance) let you do this. I only turn the assist on when I need it; the rest of the time, I'm just biking.
10-12-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,157
Posted By hbok@mac.com

The Faraday Porteur S I am going to pick up...

The Faraday Porteur S I am going to pick up tomorrow ...
07-21-11, 10:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,202
Posted By hbok@mac.com

I would ride any bike I had, unless I somehow...

I would ride any bike I had, unless I somehow acquired one that ought to be in a museum, in which case I'd donate it to one. Bikes want to be ridden, and the better the bike is, the more unfair it...
07-20-11, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By hbok@mac.com

I suspect that if you didn't want the answer to...

I suspect that if you didn't want the answer to turn out to be "yes, buy the bike! Eat your Ramen!", you wouldn't have asked for advice on this of all forums. ;)
07-09-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20,446
Views: 3,516,219
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Here's a brand I've never heard of: Ladies...

Here's a brand I've never heard of:

Ladies Swine bike - $40 (Springfield)

Date: 2011-07-09, 5:38PM EDT
Reply to: sale-tnnjt-2485878577@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Like...
07-05-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 49,100
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Why buy a Rivendell when you can get a good old...

Why buy a Rivendell when you can get a good old bike cheaper on Craigslist? Well: there are people who like spending time on Craigslist looking for great old bikes which they will then restore to...
07-05-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By hbok@mac.com

As a fellow newbie, I really recommend the...

As a fellow newbie, I really recommend the "anything inexpensive that fits" approach. I bought a Raleigh Sports (early 70s) for ten dollars. It needed a lot of cleaning and maintenance, but nothing...
06-17-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Not anymore ... there was a little part that was,...

Not anymore ... there was a little part that was, on both levers, solid rust, which kept the levers from moving nearly enough for actual braking. I think, not that I know what I'm talking about, that...
06-16-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By hbok@mac.com

The brakes do seem simple, except for the fact...

The brakes do seem simple, except for the fact that the levers seem to be sort of dysfunctional. Sigh. Still, I disassembled, cleaned, re-shod, and reassembled the brakes themselves ...
06-16-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Thanks everyone -- I think I did it! Now for the...

Thanks everyone -- I think I did it! Now for the brakes ...
06-15-11, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Newbie Question (Raleigh Front Hub)

I've been reading about front hubs at Sheldon Brown's site (http://sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html), and he says that it's very important to adjust the cones just right. But he doesn't say how...
06-13-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24,824
Views: 3,061,888
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Wow, thanks. But I already ordered Schwalbe,...

Wow, thanks. But I already ordered Schwalbe, alas, along with new brake pads and inner tubes. I'm still in the cleaning phase (work intervened; how annoying of it.)
06-13-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By hbok@mac.com

[QUOTE=septacycles;12781202]hbok... can you...

[QUOTE=septacycles;12781202]hbok... can you translate this?...
Vid resa måstet cykel polletteras 48 timmar i förväg - eljest riskerar Ni, att den kommer för sent. Tag bort pump - lykta - packfickor...
06-13-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By hbok@mac.com

I have no idea about the bike itself, but I do...

I have no idea about the bike itself, but I do speak some Swedish. AB is Swedish for 'Inc.' Broderna means brothers. Stark means strong. So going by your stickers, I'd say this is a Kohler Bros.,...
06-12-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,310,880
Posted By hbok@mac.com

ISO fork crown thimbles for a Raleigh Sports. ...

ISO fork crown thimbles for a Raleigh Sports.

Have: well, no bike parts; this is my first little adventure in bike repair. Let me know what you'd like.
06-12-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24,824
Views: 3,061,888
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Thanks for the welcome, and (to everyone) for the...

Thanks for the welcome, and (to everyone) for the advice. I just ordered new tires -- Schwalbe, the Panaracer seems to be unavailable. Also, Koolstop brake shoes -- my operating assumption is that I...
06-12-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24,824
Views: 3,061,888
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Bumping around the city, mostly. Lots of...

Bumping around the city, mostly. Lots of potholes, glass, etc. Also, hills, though I don't imagine that matters for tires.
06-12-11, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24,824
Views: 3,061,888
Posted By hbok@mac.com

I did pick it up...

I did pick it up (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/742639-Just-Got-A-10-Raleigh-What-Now). Plus, I'm a she. ;)

For the record, the question was less the $10 than the drive, more than an...
06-10-11, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Just Got A $10 Raleigh; What Now?

It's a Ladies' Sport, and judging by the decal chart here (http://www.jaysmarine.com/TH_ralsport_visID.html), I'd say it's 1973-6. It's in quite decent shape, to my surprise: while I haven't actually...
06-10-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24,824
Views: 3,061,888
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Hmm... (White Raleigh $10)

There seems to be something missing near the top of the fork:
205660

Here's a shot with some of the stickers:
205659

I should say: I don't actually know what I'm doing with bikes; I was...
06-10-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24,824
Views: 3,061,888
Posted By hbok@mac.com

Anyone know what kind of Raleigh this is?

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/bik/2432623001.html

(White women's 3 speed-looking, ten bucks, about an hour from me ...)

Thanks. ;)
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