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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By rhenning

I bought a Dahon Board walk for $50 as a project...

I bought a Dahon Board walk for $50 as a project and a few weeks later was given one that is basically the same. Drive train is basically 7 speed Shimano and seems to work good on both. Roger
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05-04-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By rhenning

Take the tire off at home and see what you need. ...

Take the tire off at home and see what you need. You will soon decide which kind you need. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 883,801
Posted By rhenning

Why bother for one gear. I wouldn't. Roger

Why bother for one gear. I wouldn't. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By rhenning

My longest was a 3 week PAC Tour supported tour...

My longest was a 3 week PAC Tour supported tour across the Northern United States on my Bike Friday Pocket Rocket in 2005. Roger
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11-09-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By rhenning

Try Electra and if they do not have them I have...

Try Electra and if they do not have them I have had luck with Testors model paints in hobby stores. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By rhenning

Looks pretty similar to most Dahon setups. A...

Looks pretty similar to most Dahon setups. A couple of mine. Roger

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09-17-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By rhenning

As said above just put your bike in a gear and...

As said above just put your bike in a gear and ride it for a while. 5 to 10 miles should be enough. Then decide if you need a lower or harder gear. When you find the gear you like then duplicate...
08-24-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,442
Posted By rhenning

I would not waste the time using an inner tube to...

I would not waste the time using an inner tube to replace bat tape. Way to flexible and sticky. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,621
Posted By rhenning

These are my 2 Boardwalks. One is a 2000 and the...

These are my 2 Boardwalks. One is a 2000 and the other is a 2001. Repaired the drive train and used 7 speed bits as they were easy to get. Roger
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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,028
Posted By rhenning

You do realize your last post on this was 12 +...

You do realize your last post on this was 12 + years ago. Roger
06-09-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By rhenning

Technically not a cruiser but a Trike but if you...

Technically not a cruiser but a Trike but if you think it is a Cruiser then it is. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By rhenning

Call them and they will talk you through it. ...

Call them and they will talk you through it. They have an 800 number and are very helpful. The problem will be they have used many different kinds of headsets over the years. I am sure my 1995ish...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,112
Posted By rhenning

The 7 or 8 is probably from different years made....

The 7 or 8 is probably from different years made. Roger
03-08-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,598
Posted By rhenning

A 3 speed should be all you need and is simpler...

A 3 speed should be all you need and is simpler and needs less maintenance. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,641
Posted By rhenning

Winfred the pedal makers law firms recommended...

Winfred the pedal makers law firms recommended having them so they cannot get legally in trouble if a pedal comes loose and someone gets injured. They can say did you use the clip??. Roger
12-24-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,595
Posted By rhenning

I liked the Aerospokes and they are still on the...

I liked the Aerospokes and they are still on the bike. Bought them a a swap meet from 2 different vendors as a mismatched set. At this point they have thousands of miles on them. Roger
12-23-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,595
Posted By rhenning

Found some pictures. Red one is a pre production...

Found some pictures. Red one is a pre production bike and the other is a production bike. Rode the red across the USA west to east in the mid 1990s. Roger
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12-23-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,595
Posted By rhenning

I have 2 still and the advice I give is sit in...

I have 2 still and the advice I give is sit in the seat and let the suspension work. Do not lift your rear when you see bumps coming. You will ride faster and better that way. Roger
12-19-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By rhenning

If the bike is a warranty item. You paid for that...

If the bike is a warranty item. You paid for that so use it. So yes go to where you bought it. Roger
12-12-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,426
Posted By rhenning

Not worth the effort. New cables are not that...

Not worth the effort. New cables are not that expensive. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By rhenning

Buy a cheap digital caliper and measure the...

Buy a cheap digital caliper and measure the handle bar where the brake leaver fits. Less than 10 dollars at Harbor Freight and good enough for handle bars and seat posts. Roger
12-05-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By rhenning

Maybe you need to post a picture of the full...

Maybe you need to post a picture of the full frame or bike. Your pictures tell almost nothing. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,954
Posted By rhenning

As long as I brought it up I thought I would post...

As long as I brought it up I thought I would post some pictures of my early Pocket Rocket. It has had a few changes with up grades in various components. Roger
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11-28-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By rhenning

Almost any cantilever brake would stop the bike...

Almost any cantilever brake would stop the bike fine. You could spend a lot or not much and get the same results. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,206
Posted By rhenning

My only suggestion is neither of those will stop...

My only suggestion is neither of those will stop all flats and in my last 20 years of riding I have had maybe 3 flats and I ride about 270 days a year. Save your money and carry a tube, pump and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,459
Posted By rhenning

Look for a used Pocket Llama. They are around. ...

Look for a used Pocket Llama. They are around. EBay and Bike Friday it self has trade in bikes. If they don't have one put your name on the list if one comes in. Tell them your price range. That...
10-30-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By rhenning

The picture I meant to post is here. Roger ...

The picture I meant to post is here. Roger

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10-24-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,350
Posted By rhenning

Here is a before and after picture of mine. For...

Here is a before and after picture of mine. For what its worth most of the 1965s were sold by Huffy. Roger
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08-26-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By rhenning

NO unless you are going to worry about it if you...

NO unless you are going to worry about it if you trip when you are out for a walk. Roger
08-21-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,334
Posted By rhenning

I have had a lots of Brooks saddles in my 60 plus...

I have had a lots of Brooks saddles in my 60 plus years of riding. I am 71 right now. This part of my Brooks spares bucket. Roger
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08-12-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,566
Posted By rhenning

This was a big thing in the 1990s and was more a...

This was a big thing in the 1990s and was more a sales gimmick than something that made the bike better. My bikes like that eventually had the cable on the outside of the frame. Roger
08-07-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By rhenning

Being a folder collector and owning 2 Bickerton"s...

Being a folder collector and owning 2 Bickerton"s (both models) they are the worst bicycles I have ever owned. The aluminum tubing used is so soft and weak and flexible the bikes seem to be trying...
07-22-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,705
Posted By rhenning

I just recently sold my 1974 Paramount in the...

I just recently sold my 1974 Paramount in the last year and it was the best bike I have ever owned. If you look at the left rear dropout you will find the serial number that will tell you more about...
07-13-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,446
Posted By rhenning

I see the originals on EBAY but will cost as much...

I see the originals on EBAY but will cost as much or more than a used one. This is my Huffy one made from a $50 frame and about $150 worth of parts and a few hours of time. Aluminum rims with a BMX...
07-04-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,875
Posted By rhenning

Doesn't appear to be a gal to me. Roger

Doesn't appear to be a gal to me. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,228
Posted By rhenning

Just for information I own your bikes grandfather...

Just for information I own your bikes grandfather Pocket Rocket number 2 which I bought from Bike Fridays traded in bike program in I think 1995. I hope you keep yours as long as I have. Roger
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05-22-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 32,878
Posted By rhenning

I see this all the and think I posted this before...

I see this all the and think I posted this before but this is the head badges on my PDG 2. It very clearly says it was made in CHINA not JAPAN. Roger
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05-16-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,811
Posted By rhenning

Not worth the time invested doing it on a...

Not worth the time invested doing it on a bicycle. Mostly because the weight of bike tires and tubes is significantly less than auto or truck tires. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 111,671
Posted By rhenning

That was the problem. The factories hired people...

That was the problem. The factories hired people with no welding experience and sold the bikes without testing the frames first. Being a welder there was no or little welding penetration of the metal...
04-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By rhenning

The frame is fine the but wheel is in crooked or...

The frame is fine the but wheel is in crooked or was not centered when built. The hole for the brake should centered on the center rib on the tire. Roger
04-26-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,462
Posted By rhenning

I am 6 feet tall and ride this modified Huffy....

I am 6 feet tall and ride this modified Huffy. Mostly a longer seat post and different handlebars. Roger
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04-21-20, 03:30 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,014
Posted By rhenning

What exactly does mo mean? Is it one of the 3...

What exactly does mo mean? Is it one of the 3 stooges? Roger
04-15-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,253
Posted By rhenning

This is a Huffy Good vibrations with a few tweaks...

This is a Huffy Good vibrations with a few tweaks that I made/own. Good for short rides like going to get the mail etc. Roger
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04-08-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,415
Posted By rhenning

The American was a good bike and sold well. ...

The American was a good bike and sold well. Called American as it was totally made of American produced parts. Production stopped when Schwinn could no longer buy some bike part as they were no...
04-07-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By rhenning

It is a Continental with a "short coupled" frame....

It is a Continental with a "short coupled" frame. Sold from 1974 to 1976. The Orange is a 1976 one and is the rarest and I paid $60 for it. Lots of 1974s and not to many of the other years. If you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,784
Posted By rhenning

Ditto what TDS 101 said. Roger

Ditto what TDS 101 said. Roger
03-20-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,315
Posted By rhenning

It looks like the first version of a Shimano...

It looks like the first version of a Shimano Freewheel tool. I do not have the number but shouldn't be hard to find one. May not be stocked in shops but I am sure they can get one. The hole on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,470
Posted By rhenning

This is my Getaway and mine is about a 2000 model...

This is my Getaway and mine is about a 2000 model year and also a single speed. Roger
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10-20-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By rhenning

Found a picture of my Huffy. Good Vibrations...

Found a picture of my Huffy. Good Vibrations frame form the 1980s. Rear wheel is a Bendix yellow band 2 speed and front is based on sealed bearing BMX hub. Both use Weiman rims. Nice riding...
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