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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 197,995
Posted By Bholio

The Adventurer and Dahon Mu P8. North Carolina...

The Adventurer and Dahon Mu P8. North Carolina (USA) Coast.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By Bholio

I almost forgot. You can get a similar style...

I almost forgot. You can get a similar style folder brand new, from Worksman.
https://www.worksmancycles.com/fmb.html

The older version of the worksman folder is a bit more curvy, like the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By Bholio

We had an orange one, purchased by my father in...

We had an orange one, purchased by my father in the 1970's. It was sold by a store called 'Alexanders' and the name of the bike was 'Alexfold'. It was made in Italy, the quick releases on the...
08-01-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,590
Posted By Bholio

Once it breaks free LOOSEN THE BOLT!!!!!

Once it breaks free LOOSEN THE BOLT!!!!!
07-24-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By Bholio

Are the tires dry rotted, or badly worn? Does...

Are the tires dry rotted, or badly worn? Does the fork clunk or feel loose like it is going to break? After a few rides, I doubt you are hitting any limitations of the components on that bike,...
07-15-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Bholio

Check out the paved bike path on the folder. I...

Check out the paved bike path on the folder. I have run into a few paved bike paths with significant root damage. If this is the case, you might be happier with the fatter tires of an MTB.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 197,995
Posted By Bholio

Also did a little riding near disney in orlando,...

Also did a little riding near disney in orlando, fl. A flat ended my ride, spare tube was wrong size, used a skab patch to get back to my hotel. Wish I got more pics, but forgot all about it after...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 197,995
Posted By Bholio

Rode some singletrack on vacation. Very impressed...

Rode some singletrack on vacation. Very impressed by the montague. Very solid, felt like a 1990's rigid mtb. No hint of flex, rattle or instability. I could not tell I was on a folder from the...
07-11-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Bholio

In contrast, i've ridden a trail near tallahassee...

In contrast, i've ridden a trail near tallahassee (munson) which is hard packed clay and loose sand. I didn't need suspension at all, but fatter tires would have helped in the softer sand. So, it vey...
07-06-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By Bholio

Worst case, if you are in a really remote area,...

Worst case, if you are in a really remote area, do some short out-and-back runs from the parking lot. 5 minutes out, 5 minutes back. Repeat to add up to a long enough ride. Walk over anything you...
07-06-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Bholio

Although I am not super experienced with road...

Although I am not super experienced with road cycling, I think it is fair to say that an hour riding singletrack takes more effort than an hour on the road. And your average speed will be much lower....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By Bholio

Hi. I got an answer from Thor on MTBR that my...

Hi. I got an answer from Thor on MTBR that my bike is not affected by the recall.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By Bholio

Dahon handlebar recall (the old 2008 recall)

I picked up a Dahon Mu P8 last year. According to the serial number it was built in May 2007. I've read about the handlebar recall, and am concerned it may apply to my bike, but I'm not sure. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,419
Posted By Bholio

I spin out on my adventurer 6 speed at at too low...

I spin out on my adventurer 6 speed at at too low a speed due to gearing. And the seatpost is too short.
The seat on my wife's dahon my is way too soft. And it has a suspension seatpost instead of...
06-06-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,856
Posted By Bholio

Headwind on the out leg of an out-and-back ride. ...

Headwind on the out leg of an out-and-back ride.
That 'chplomph' sound made when riding over roots with the exact correct air pressure in tires and shocks.
05-28-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,428
Posted By Bholio

2 Cages on the Karate Monkey. 1 bottle when...

2 Cages on the Karate Monkey. 1 bottle when cool, 2 bottles when hot, camelback when really hot. Depends a lot on refill situation.
05-25-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,828
Posted By Bholio

I also like old mountain bikes. I avoid...

I also like old mountain bikes.

I avoid buying bikes by considering their future if I bought them.

Case in point. My local CL has mid-late 1980's red Fisher. 26" red. Huge brake levers,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 197,995
Posted By Bholio

My wife's 2007? Dahon Mu P8 (I think) Nice...

My wife's 2007? Dahon Mu P8 (I think)

Nice bike. Seat is awful. Way too squishy. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-18, 05:58 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 197,995
Posted By Bholio

$20+Craigslist+need a cheap folder right...

$20+Craigslist+need a cheap folder right NOW=Adventurer 6 speed.

The only thing really wrong with this bike is that the seat won't go high enough for me. That, and I don't entirely trust the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-18, 05:50 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 197,995
Posted By Bholio

Montague CX. My beach bike. Should be getting...

Montague CX. My beach bike. Should be getting some Fat Franks soon. Will be a tight fit between the chainstays. ...
10-08-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,979
Posted By Bholio

I picked this one up a few months ago from...

I picked this one up a few months ago from craigslist. Looks like it was well treated for years, then lost its dry storage and was left outside for a few months before being sold. Lots of...
10-08-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,377
Posted By Bholio

I would be worried about bending those thin wide...

I would be worried about bending those thin wide handlebars and breaking the stem if the trail gets too rough. I guess it depends on your weight.
10-08-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,520
Posted By Bholio

My beach bike is a folding MTB for storage...

My beach bike is a folding MTB for storage reasons. No idea how long it will last, but I'm using my fathers trick of spraying the whole thing with silicone spray before folding it up and putting it...
10-08-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 277,495
Posted By Bholio

Here is my beach trailer. I ride it to the...

Here is my beach trailer. I ride it to the beach, the drag it across the soft sand, and tow it on the firm sand to where I want to set up.

An old Schwinn kid trailer, stripped, with wood floor....
06-09-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,123
Posted By Bholio

I broke a quick release skewer on my Schwinn...

I broke a quick release skewer on my Schwinn continental towing a heavily loaded converted kid trailer. I'm pretty sure it was the original skewer from 1973.

My thought was 'duh, of course I...
03-16-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By Bholio

What kind of brakes are on the rental bike? ...

What kind of brakes are on the rental bike?

If it has hydraulic discs and you are used to rim brakes, you simply need to take some time and get used to them. They stop with very little hand...
03-08-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,847
Posted By Bholio

If you are able to road bike, I can't see why you...

If you are able to road bike, I can't see why you couldn't mountain bike. I'd get a dual suspension bike if possible, they are much smoother. Obviously, you need to be careful about the terrain,...
03-05-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,595
Posted By Bholio

I feel that the bike worked hard to get those...

I feel that the bike worked hard to get those scars, and they should remain. Its part of the history. I also don't have the patience to properly do the stripping, priming and painting and endless...
03-03-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,321
Posted By Bholio

Most of the bikes in this thread are nice than my...

Most of the bikes in this thread are nice than my good bikes. I'm surprised at how few Chicago Schwinns are in the thread. I'd think those would be more popular as beaters.

This is my grocery...
03-02-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,053
Posted By Bholio

I picked up a GT talera on craigslist a few years...

I picked up a GT talera on craigslist a few years ago. Its the only old GT MTB I have seen without the distinctive extra triangle under the seat. It still has the GT badge at the back of the to...
02-26-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By Bholio

Take some aluminum foil, get it wet and rub the...

Take some aluminum foil, get it wet and rub the rust. It will come off like magic.
I have a continental, I took the rusty derailleurs off and it rides very smoothly. The brakes are quite...
02-18-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bholio

The front tire looks like it took a hard side...

The front tire looks like it took a hard side impact. Take the front wheel off and check that the front shock is not bent anywhere. The legs should be straight and parallel. Make sure the...
02-18-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,504
Posted By Bholio

I get my bikes on craigslist and garage sales. ...

I get my bikes on craigslist and garage sales.

Although it might not work the super-warm parts of the world, but in NC (where we have something resembling winter) I've found the prices much lower...
01-23-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bholio

For all you know someone grabbed all of those...

For all you know someone grabbed all of those components off a too-small or damaged frame and put them on there.
01-21-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,092
Posted By Bholio

To the OP Since you are a big guy going down...

To the OP
Since you are a big guy going down big hills contemplating disc brakes, you should read up on the possibility of front-wheel ejection under braking. Or, at the very least tighten the...
01-20-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,669
Posted By Bholio

A mountain bike is not that far off from a...

A mountain bike is not that far off from a cruiser. Change the handlebars, stem, tires and the seat and you have pretty close to a cruiser bike. In my area, solid, high quality mountain bikes from...
01-20-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bholio

Look the bike over and see how many wrenches it...

Look the bike over and see how many wrenches it takes to deal with each fastener. It might not be too many. On my mountain bike a single folding hex tool covers all of them. I then add a tube,...
12-23-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 38,848
Posted By Bholio

Here is my early 1990's Giant Nutra. I got...

Here is my early 1990's Giant Nutra.

I got this summer 2013. A very nice riding bike. Has SunTour indexed shifters on it. They work for the most part, sometimes I need to do a 2-down, 1-up...
12-22-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 51,118
Views: 6,623,258
Posted By Bholio

Anyone up for a treasure hunt? ****load of...

Anyone up for a treasure hunt?

****load of bicycles for sale (http://greensboro.craigslist.org/bik/4814957714.html)

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12-08-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,619
Posted By Bholio

Any extra points for properly keeping track of...

Any extra points for properly keeping track of both metric distance and imperial temperature?
12-08-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By Bholio

Those old Manitou bikes are so cool. Would love...

Those old Manitou bikes are so cool. Would love to see on in person some day.
12-08-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bholio

To reiterate the other replies, get a used...

To reiterate the other replies, get a used reputable MTB off craigslist. It is hard to go wrong with a Trek, Gary Fisher, Specialized, etc. I would try to find one with at least a front shock. ...
12-08-14, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By Bholio

I just say 'front shock' or 'rear shock'. 'Front...

I just say 'front shock' or 'rear shock'. 'Front suspension fork' or however they are officially known is too many words.

Nice hardrock by the way. I had an late 1990's one for a few months at...
12-08-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,070
Posted By Bholio

For some strange reason I also usually ride my...

For some strange reason I also usually ride my maiden ride on a newly acquired bike without necessary tools. Not really sure why I do that, I don't go that far, but even a 5 mile walk back home...
12-05-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 105,888
Posted By Bholio

I picked up a Gran Prix a few weeks ago. Been...

I picked up a Gran Prix a few weeks ago. Been slowly cleaning it up one piece at a time.

Was in good shape when I got it, appears to have been cared for. Evidence of cable changes and the like....
12-03-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,035
Posted By Bholio

Nice bike. Looks like the cousin to a PX10 I...

Nice bike. Looks like the cousin to a PX10 I picked up last year. Mine has the less fancy lugs. I think it is a 72-74 for some reason.

Mine was a bit rough when I got it, but looked well cared...
09-12-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,262
Posted By Bholio

When I moved from 7 (or 8?) to 9 on my mountain...

When I moved from 7 (or 8?) to 9 on my mountain bike, my first reaction was 'There always seems to be another gear where I need it!', and I liked it. The fact that my shifters are part of my brake...
09-11-14, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By Bholio

We bought one of those of craigslist for $100...

We bought one of those of craigslist for $100 last summer. My son used it for a few months, then moved on to another bike and got $150 for it. So, $125 seems about right. Ours didn't need any work...
09-10-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,139
Posted By Bholio

I have a 1999 Joshua F4 that I recently bought on...

I have a 1999 Joshua F4 that I recently bought on craigslist. It only needed cables, chain and a new control for the rear shock lockout and I got it working pretty easily. It rides really, really...
09-05-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,144
Posted By Bholio

You should check if the gear ratios of the 3...

You should check if the gear ratios of the 3 speed are to her liking.

I've only ridden a few IGH 3 speeds, but am always surprised at how high (or is it low?) the gearing is of the 'easy' gear...
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