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09-25-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By sslonkosky

I haven’t had any problems with OCTA buses (I...

I haven’t had any problems with OCTA buses (I don’t go to OC very often), but I did have a bike stoked from a Metro Bus rack while passing through Eagle Rock at night. The person who took my bike...
07-17-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By sslonkosky

I have taken 20” folding bikes on the Silver Line...

I have taken 20” folding bikes on the Silver Line and other Metro buses many times and I’ve never been asked to store it under a seat. Usually at least one of the wheelchair spots at the front of the...
04-23-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By sslonkosky

All the Surfliners I have been on had space for...

All the Surfliners I have been on had space for only 6 bikes. I havenít seen any that had space for 12.

I have a folding bike so I can fold it up and lock it to a luggage rack. If I put my bike in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By sslonkosky

Brian of I Bike Unfolded says he’s had Shimano...

Brian of I Bike Unfolded says he’s had Shimano Tourney derailleurs on two different bikes (one a Zizzo Forte) and he really dislikes them because they will frequently upshift and downshift. His Zizzo...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-21, 02:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,009
Posted By sslonkosky

The web site says 4’8” to 6’3”. See...

The web site says 4’8” to 6’3”. See https://zizzo.bike/products/zizzo-folding-bike-liberte

The price has gone up to $480. Costco currently sells it for $420. Bed, Bath and Bryond sells it for $430.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By sslonkosky

Mixing tire sizes

The 8H comes with Kenda tires, not Schwalbe.

Yan has been writing lots of blog posts recently. He says that he used to supply all his bikes with 1.75” wides tires, but now uses 1.5” in the front...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By sslonkosky

When my 8H arrived on Monday, I was pleasantly...

When my 8H arrived on Monday, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it had a trigger shifter (the 9H I purchased in 2016 had a grip shifter) and a different stem with a handlebar quick release...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,775
Posted By sslonkosky

Tds101, to rotate the handlebars, wouldn’t you...

Tds101, to rotate the handlebars, wouldn’t you need to use an Allen key to loosen the bolts holding it? Is there anyway to install a handlebar clamp, such as one that Thorusa sells? (THORUSA Xklusive...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By sslonkosky

Right, the 11H is not on sale. I havenít tracked...

Right, the 11H is not on sale. I havenít tracked its price because it is beyond anything I can afford. In another thread, Yan says he will continue to raise prices this year so I donít know how long...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By sslonkosky

Downtube 1 Week Sale 08/16/2021

https://www.downtube.com/pages/bicycle-blog.htmldowntube-news-moving-sale/

I just saw this notice this evening and ordered an 8H for $999, which was last yearís price. I assume the price will go...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,775
Posted By sslonkosky

Downtube News & Moving Sale

“Downtube News & Moving Sale
“Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Aug 16th 2021

“To save costs we used our property as a warehouse ( we fit up to three 40' containers ). Everything will be moving soon...
07-26-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,596
Posted By sslonkosky

The onemotor.co has regerative braking but thus...

The onemotor.co has regerative braking but thus far I have not been able to see any measurable change in the charge level displayed on the optional wireless controller. If I disconnect the battery...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,775
Posted By sslonkosky

Downtube price increases

Earlier this year, the Nova was $359 (plus $90 if you want the 2021 model). Then it was $399. Today itís $429.

Similarly, the 8H was $999, then $1099, now $1199.

At least some of the other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,775
Posted By sslonkosky

Brian of I Bike Unfolded was happy with a used...

Brian of I Bike Unfolded was happy with a used Zizzo Liberte he purchased. He decided he also wanted a bike with more cargo carrying capacity so he bought a Zizzo Forte, He said the Tourney...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,009
Posted By sslonkosky

Here’s another review. The only things he doesn’t...

Here’s another review. The only things he doesn’t like are having quick release hubs and not having disk brakes. In another of his videos, he shows him riding on icy roads with 2.1” wide tires he...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,009
Posted By sslonkosky

There is a comparison between the Liberty and...

There is a comparison between the Liberty and Urbano at https://youtu.be/YVRBfQBjhZI

That guy says the frames are identical, but that Liberte has a few upgrades. He said he found the saddle on the...
04-08-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,800
Posted By sslonkosky

To get the pass, is it sufficient to bring your...

To get the pass, is it sufficient to bring your DMV issued DL or ID or do you need to bring something else as well? (I no longer have a DL, my vision can only be corrected to 20/150 but the DMV wants...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By sslonkosky

My Downtube Nova is 8-speed as is the 2021...

My Downtube Nova is 8-speed as is the 2021 version. Yan needs to update the description. Also the drive train is Microshift. (Microsoft doesnít make bicycle components.) That web page links to a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By sslonkosky

The Downtube Nova is a bike you might consider. I...

The Downtube Nova is a bike you might consider. I bought one a year ago. I weighed mine and it is 25 lb. It has an 11-34 cassette and the lowest gear is 24 gear inches. If you want a lower gear, you...
04-02-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,388
Posted By sslonkosky

I never heard of Leeds, but it looks interesting,...

I never heard of Leeds, but it looks interesting, especially since itís in the US rather than the UK. I wonder how they compare to Swytch. I considered buying a Swytch kit last summer, but was put...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By sslonkosky

http://thorusa.com/accessories/tires.htm has a...

http://thorusa.com/accessories/tires.htm has a Kenda tire and a Schwalbe tire in that size. $30 each plus $10 per order shipping for orders under $200.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 467,200
Posted By sslonkosky

If you are thinking of air travel, he does have...

If you are thinking of air travel, he does have the bicycle suitcase. He does mention that if you want to put a full suspension bike, youíll need to deflate the tires. The other 20Ē and smaller bikes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,804
Posted By sslonkosky

I have one of these but haven’t used it yet. Even...

I have one of these but haven’t used it yet. Even though it’s slightly oversized, Yan says that if you push in the corners, it looks smaller. He says in over a hundred flights he’s never been charged...
10-29-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By sslonkosky

I was on the northern part of the Rio Hondo River...

I was on the northern part of the Rio Hondo River Trail yesterday afternoon between Peck Road and Valley Blvd. It wasn’t crowded, but I encounter a number of bicyclists, hikers and joggers. I did see...
10-04-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,499
Posted By sslonkosky

I received an email from Swytch saying if I...

I received an email from Swytch saying if I signed up to be a website beta tester, I could order a kit for $429 plus shipping and taxes. I’m beginning to think they use this “website beta tester”...
09-06-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,702
Posted By sslonkosky

In the summer of 2017, I took a safe streets...

In the summer of 2017, I took a safe streets class taught by Bike SGV (who have renamed themselves Active SGV). Because I took the class and lived within 3 miles of the El Monte Busway, I was...
09-06-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,808
Posted By sslonkosky

There is an alternative to driving. Take the...

There is an alternative to driving. Take the Metrolink to Lancaster and then take the Eastern Sierra Transit bus to anywhere it stops (some stops need to be requested 24 hours in advance). There is a...
09-04-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,118
Posted By sslonkosky

I have experience with heavy ebikes (Sondors,...

I have experience with heavy ebikes (Sondors, which were stolen) and really wanted something lighter. I now have a Downtube Nova (I wish I still had my 8H because I much prefer an IGH, but that bike...
08-25-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By sslonkosky

It appears that the price differential between a...

It appears that the price differential between a regular Brompton and a Brompton Electric is roughly the same as a OneMotor with extended battery. Both batteries are 300 WH.
08-22-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By sslonkosky

I don't know about their other bikes, but I had...

I don't know about their other bikes, but I had two Sondors folding bikes, a Fold X7 (2017) and a Fold Mini (2018). To remove the battery, you folded the bike and used the key to unlock the battery....
07-29-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,499
Posted By sslonkosky

Swytch emailed me last Thursday at 7 a.m. PDT...

Swytch emailed me last Thursday at 7 a.m. PDT saying I could order a Swytch kit for $449 for the ECO or $575 for the PRO version. This was a $50 discount, they said, to help beta test a new ordering...
04-25-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,476
Posted By sslonkosky

I think Swytch only lets you see the prices when...

I think Swytch only lets you see the prices when they are taking pre-orders for a new batch. I signed up to be notified and when I was, I was able to see prices. I believe that the kit with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,536
Posted By sslonkosky

I saw a mention of an electric scooter on the...

I saw a mention of an electric scooter on the (Southern California) Metrolink web site, URB-E Electric Scooter | Metrolink (http://www.metrolinktrains.com/news/promotions_detail/title/URB-E)

I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-16, 02:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,954
Posted By sslonkosky

I had a similar problem with an 8H that I...

I had a similar problem with an 8H that I discovered while Yan was still researching the problem and I tried several things that turned out not to be necessary. Yan finally suggested that turning the...
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