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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,705
Views: 867,429
Posted By tdonline

I received an email about an ultra light weight...

I received an email about an ultra light weight helix now available. It's the first helix email I have received in years. I had forgotten I had signed up for it. So the promise of a real light weight...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By tdonline

Yes. I had a Dahon that I never folded and I...

Yes. I had a Dahon that I never folded and I disliked the handle bar flex. With my Orbea Katu, I have a really solid smaller wheel bike. It's a much better ride than the Dahon. And I love the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By tdonline

How does it ride? I like that it looks to have...

How does it ride? I like that it looks to have shorter wheelbase like a folder. I like my Orbea minivelo, but gradually realized it has a much longer wheelbase than my Dahon folder. It makes...
05-09-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,231
Posted By tdonline

I occasionally go to a bakery in a strip mall...

I occasionally go to a bakery in a strip mall without a bike rack or useable poles. If I'm in the bakery for a sit-down and/or use the bathroom, I lock my bike out on the sidewalk and it's out of my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,306
Posted By tdonline

As a non-Brompton owner, I try to hold my tongue...

As a non-Brompton owner, I try to hold my tongue on this subject, but yeah, that's how I feel too. The fold is great of course, everything else is not worth $1,300 - 2,000.
01-16-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,257
Posted By tdonline

Checked the website and the Step-thru version is...

Checked the website and the Step-thru version is 46 pounds. Maybe a little lighter relative to other ebikes but 46 pounds is pretty hefty to carry up stairs.
01-10-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,293
Posted By tdonline

I do exactly this and it has not worked. My...

I do exactly this and it has not worked. My problem children are cotton shirts and recurring armpit odor. They are fine after washing but as soon as I wear them, the odor returns. I've targeted...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 27,050
Posted By tdonline

Not gonna lie, that 25 pounds is disappointing. ...

Not gonna lie, that 25 pounds is disappointing. Understandable though. How much can one shave off with the lighter options you will be offering?

Big thumbs up on tangerine!
12-11-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,523
Posted By tdonline

Yeah, just dumber...I was moving the front light...

Yeah, just dumber...I was moving the front light to install a rack. I cut the plastic brackets holding the wire...and cut the wire in the process. Definitely one of those moments of "You idiot!" ...
12-11-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,523
Posted By tdonline

I have a step thru 2017 Breezer Liberty. It came...

I have a step thru 2017 Breezer Liberty. It came with a rear rack so the rear light is wired to the front hub light. The rear is great, large and bright. The front light is more of a to be seen...
12-09-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,209
Posted By tdonline

And now for stupid questions...but why are serial...

And now for stupid questions...but why are serial numbers so difficult to read? I have two newish bikes and for the life of me, the numbers are really hard to make out. Maybe I need to read the...
12-04-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,307
Posted By tdonline

Love my low and step thru bikes so the Dutch...

Love my low and step thru bikes so the Dutch piqued my interest. That light placement is just not going to work with a front basket. I'm dealing with this issue as my light on the handlebar is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By tdonline

Can't you just buy Big Apples for the D8? I'm...

Can't you just buy Big Apples for the D8? I'm pretty sure a pair won't set you back $500. As far as the extra gear goes, that's a compromise you can or can't live with.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,415
Posted By tdonline

Glad to see this thread, I've been beating myself...

Glad to see this thread, I've been beating myself up for not riding more. Basically if I don't have to be somewhere, I find it difficult to get myself out the door and on the bike. I've primarily...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 27,050
Posted By tdonline

For a superlight folding bike, I don't think an...

For a superlight folding bike, I don't think an additional $200 being a barrier. I understand though that it may not be the best business decision to carry a separate model to appease a small group.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 27,050
Posted By tdonline

Like? Don't like? Pros? Cons?

Like? Don't like? Pros? Cons?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 27,050
Posted By tdonline

How much would the price jump to get under 20...

How much would the price jump to get under 20 pounds? How about a carrier block for the front?

My main ride has disc brakes and the stopping strength is notably better than my non-disc bike (and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,503
Posted By tdonline

3speed, I have a Orbea Katu 50.

3speed, I have a Orbea Katu 50.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,503
Posted By tdonline

When I had my Dahon, I only folded the handlebar...

When I had my Dahon, I only folded the handlebar down when parking it in my apartment building. Leaning it against the wall, it made a big difference in the bike's footprint. But otherwise, never...
10-04-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,727
Posted By tdonline

I don't have a car, I mainly ride for...

I don't have a car, I mainly ride for transportation. With working from home 100% and few social/volunteering engagements, I don't have places to ride to. I live in downtown area so shops and...
10-02-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By tdonline

Bought a Lemond U-lock at a thrift store. Adding...

Bought a Lemond U-lock at a thrift store. Adding it to the usual combo of u-lock/cable for long parking sessions out in the city. Nothing the pros can't handle but making it slightly more PITA for...
10-01-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,102
Posted By tdonline

I use Mirrycle. I often read about vibrations as...

I use Mirrycle. I often read about vibrations as a turnoff of handlebar mirrors, but I haven't experienced it with Mirrycle. Maybe there is some shaking but not enough for me to notice? I only look...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,653
Posted By tdonline

For a shopping bike, that's a beauty.

For a shopping bike, that's a beauty.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,308
Posted By tdonline

Eh, bad luck, no hatchbacks available. Got a...

Eh, bad luck, no hatchbacks available. Got a Mazda 3 sedan. With the back seats down, I was able to get the Katu in only after removing the basket and front wheel. If there was another pair of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,308
Posted By tdonline

I ended up buying this rack in the 24 inch size. ...

I ended up buying this rack in the 24 inch size. The arms angle up slightly to reach the bolt area. There is a little bit more room between the bottom of the rack and the wheel than I like. Just...
09-13-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,072
Posted By tdonline

Mamachari is a term for the city/town bikes...

Mamachari is a term for the city/town bikes usually used by Japanese mothers and grandmothers. What do you think the Mama is referencing? In practice, they are ridden by most Japanese. As far as I...
09-12-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By tdonline

I wash most merino clothing by hand. Just...

I wash most merino clothing by hand. Just washing in warm to hot water can shrink Merino wool. That's what I do if I want to only shrink it a little bit and/or control the shape as it dries. ...
09-09-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,423
Posted By tdonline

Linberl, thank you. I'm reading all your posts...

Linberl, thank you. I'm reading all your posts about One Motor. My fenders go all the way to the 9 and 3 o'clock positions so it would be cutting it close. Not keen on the 1450 price for the...
09-09-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,423
Posted By tdonline

Thanks! The Cannondale Quick looks to be another...

Thanks! The Cannondale Quick looks to be another option. There are Orbea and Cannondale dealers in my area so I may be able to do some test rides.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,835
Posted By tdonline

As a rectangular fold, it may fit into a standard...

As a rectangular fold, it may fit into a standard luggage bag?
09-08-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,423
Posted By tdonline

My preference is for a regular-sized ebike but...

My preference is for a regular-sized ebike but definitely interested in hearing how your new BF works out. I have a thing against high racks on smaller bikes (I made sure to find a rack that sat...
09-08-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,423
Posted By tdonline

Thank you for the replies. Can you direct me to...

Thank you for the replies. Can you direct me to resources for kits? Or share some names? I am aware of Swytch. My reservation with it is that I have to switch out my front wheel. My hybrid has a...
09-08-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,423
Posted By tdonline

Lightweight low-mid step bike?

Recommendations per the thread title? I need to carry my bikes up some stairs to get into my apartment building and weight is the primary reason I have not bought an e-bike. I like where I live so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,702
Posted By tdonline

$4599 starting price...oy. I admit it does...

$4599 starting price...oy.

I admit it does induce both e and cargo bike envy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By tdonline

I posted in the General Forum about selling my...

I posted in the General Forum about selling my bikes. I sold at fair prices-- and I'm not talking about high end titanium road bikes. It was worth saving myself hassle and time to lose $20-30 on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By tdonline

It's a seller's market. I listed and sold my...

It's a seller's market. I listed and sold my Dahon D7 all within a day in May. I listed it on Craigslist and Nextdoor. The buyer was from Nextdoor. If you're new to Craigslist and online selling,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By tdonline

Do you not fold the bike? If you have a basket,...

Do you not fold the bike? If you have a basket, wouldn't that interfere with the fold?

I know you are against bags, but looking at images of the bike, I think a bag is likely less of a hassle...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,365
Posted By tdonline

Yes, the Foldit. I'll give the measurements...

Yes, the Foldit. I'll give the measurements another look before ordering. I have other questions about the Katu but will post them in that thread soon. Apologies to the OP for derailing the thread...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,365
Posted By tdonline

td101, I considered the Tern rack but its stays...

td101, I considered the Tern rack but its stays likely wouldn't work with the Katu. If you google the Katu and look closely, the seat stays are unusually high and far from the wheel.

Chester, I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,077
Posted By tdonline

Sorry to hear your area has such a bad bike theft...

Sorry to hear your area has such a bad bike theft issue. That would drive me nuts. Can't recommend escooters, no knowledge of them. Just thought the short distance would work with scooters and of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,365
Posted By tdonline

Regular size racks shouldn't be a problem, true. ...

Regular size racks shouldn't be a problem, true. I want a 20in wheel specific rack though and I was concerned the stays would not reach on the Katu. I tried putting my Dahon rack on the Katu and it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,077
Posted By tdonline

Thinking outside of the folder box, for 1.8 miles...

Thinking outside of the folder box, for 1.8 miles can you do an e-scooter? Or a full size beater bike that may not be as attractive to thieves? And if it gets stolen, well, it's a beater bike and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,365
Posted By tdonline

True, the Katu has a bigger footprint than my...

True, the Katu has a bigger footprint than my recently sold Dahon. I can't compare it any other mini-velo as the Katu is my first one. It's pretty long and it's one reason I posted questions about...
06-07-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,503
Posted By tdonline

Listed the Trek late Saturday night, sold Sunday...

Listed the Trek late Saturday night, sold Sunday morning. Had over a dozen serious (seemingly) inquiries. Had some conversations which seem to indicate it's a frenzy when it comes to affordable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,365
Posted By tdonline

Check out Orbea Katu. I have the 50 model which...

Check out Orbea Katu. I have the 50 model which looks like they have discontinued (7 speed cassette) but they still have the 20 and 40. And it looks like the e-bike version is also gone. It's a...
05-24-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,503
Posted By tdonline

Nah, selling a city bike that should appeal to...

Nah, selling a city bike that should appeal to those looking for an affordable entry into biking. So if it's high, I'm thinking in terms of $20, not hundreds.

Edit: Bike sold, took a $20...
05-24-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,503
Posted By tdonline

Fair enough. I'll be flexible if asked.

Fair enough. I'll be flexible if asked.
05-24-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,503
Posted By tdonline

Hmmmm...maybe the craze is coming to an end. ...

Hmmmm...maybe the craze is coming to an end. Posted one of my bikes on CL this weekend and have gotten one serious inquiry so far. Will meet up tomorrow. Listed price in line with bicycle blue...
05-23-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 15,671
Posted By tdonline

REI can't compete on prices but their service and...

REI can't compete on prices but their service and return policy are first rate. I spent hours at my local store testing hiking boots. I could have bought the boots online for a little bit cheaper but...
05-20-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 27,390
Posted By tdonline

This is my summer project--getting my cats to...

This is my summer project--getting my cats to their annual vet visit by mini-velo. The office is less than 1 1/2 mile away so a short jaunt and I feel more comfortable with them on a smaller bike. ...
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