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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 464,573
Posted By mirfi

Post #2331-#2338 shows a repair. Pipes added some...

Post #2331-#2338 shows a repair. Pipes added some weight, but are solid.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 353,080
Posted By mirfi

Syn, Not sure how much you have read this...

Syn,

Not sure how much you have read this whole thread. (It is a lot). But a usual upgrade is to drill out the stem hole on the rims to allow for Schrader valve tubes as they are much more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,270
Posted By mirfi

Wife and I spent a few days in Annapolis. I did...

Wife and I spent a few days in Annapolis. I did some riding in the morning.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 353,080
Posted By mirfi

Goes to show that there is an interest in...

Goes to show that there is an interest in minivelo bikes. Iím surprised of how little product offering is available in North America. Asia and Europe have access to many minivelos.

Few random...
06-28-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 845
Posted By mirfi

All, I had to stop wearing flip-flops...

All,

I had to stop wearing flip-flops because of the pain.

Took a chance on Reef Ortho Spring sandals, bought from Zappos(?). Working from home, I wear them all the time.

This was...
06-28-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26,406
Views: 3,812,359
Posted By mirfi

Hello, Did you recently purchase the...

Hello,

Did you recently purchase the handlebar/stem combination?

Nonetheless, looks great.

Mirfi
06-26-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 845
Posted By mirfi

Ten years ago I spent lots of money at the...

Ten years ago I spent lots of money at the podiatrist who came up with $700 pads that fit in my shoe. Cured it.

Now I go to the local Walmart, Walgreen, CVS, whatever and buy the Dr Scholl's...
06-13-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By mirfi

What range in Gear Inches are you going for? ...

What range in Gear Inches are you going for?

A low of 20 and a high of 110?

If you want to run numbers, this helps;

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html

:-)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By mirfi

Folding and removable. I am sure I've had...

Folding and removable.

I am sure I've had every manufacturer of inexpensive (<$20) folding pedals on my folders/smallwheel over the last 15 years. I weigh 250+ so I put a lot of strain on them. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 353,080
Posted By mirfi

Congrats, Anything you want to do with this...

Congrats,

Anything you want to do with this bike is probably been done. From making it fast, to making it a 'Shopper'.

Have fun.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,270
Posted By mirfi

Not sure if you are going to work on it. But I...

Not sure if you are going to work on it. But I messed with one last year.
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1221573-vintage-german-folder-1980-s-department-store-bike-2.html
05-23-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 382,327
Posted By mirfi

Not sure if this works ...

Not sure if this works

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBQmP6floz0

Any help appreciated
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 353,080
Posted By mirfi

Not sure if I had those tires 10 years ago, but...

Not sure if I had those tires 10 years ago, but remember they were certainly adequate. I only upgraded to the Kenda Kwest 100psi for the pursuit of speed.

And yes it helped, but is a hard ride.
04-24-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By mirfi

Here is a good resourceFor the love of English 3...

Here is a good resourceFor the love of English 3 speeds... (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/623699-love-english-3-speeds.html)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 353,080
Posted By mirfi

Geezy, We need pictures. Enjoy.

Geezy,

We need pictures.

Enjoy.
03-29-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By mirfi

I recently read the "Cycling through Asia" book....

I recently read the "Cycling through Asia" book. And one theme the students are constantly subjected to is, "you came from where?!?!" to "there is danger ahead". So I started googling those areas and...
03-28-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By mirfi

Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen...

Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31111?msg=welcome_stranger
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,270
Posted By mirfi

We spent some time in Washington DC, attended a...

We spent some time in Washington DC, attended a Capitals game. Next day I went for a chilly morning ride.

Getting around the DC monuments and sites by folder is the way to go. BTW, there are 2-3...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,929
Posted By mirfi

All, I been posting photos to "Folders in...

All,

I been posting photos to "Folders in the Wild" and neglecting this threads, so lemme do some updates.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,476
Posted By mirfi

All, Iverson has gone to a new home. The...

All,

Iverson has gone to a new home. The Adult Auto-Mini with the Iverson headset is gonna be ridden more it is here.

...
02-20-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,166
Posted By mirfi

You have a big vehicle and this may be off the...

You have a big vehicle and this may be off the wall (BTW, I'm kinda of a car guy). So it may help 'finding' space.

But I considered popping the rear/passenger seat out of my 20 year old...
02-15-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 785,379
Posted By mirfi

Christmas Gift ...

Christmas Gift


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x400/2021_12_25_icycleseat_29d3d038ac4af04d3242223e36b18cd952953eb3.jpg
Be safe my friends
02-10-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By mirfi

If it's a removable derailleur hanger. Take it...

If it's a removable derailleur hanger. Take it off and hammer it flat.

I have done that and it worked. I also ordered a new one.
02-10-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By mirfi

What are your gear inches? Work out the math...

What are your gear inches?

Work out the math - https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html.

On all my derailleur bikes I've had to upgrade and Sheldon Brown showed me the way,
Forum: Introductions
02-10-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By mirfi

Welcome

Welcome
02-10-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,882
Posted By mirfi

Never ride against the traffic Never ride...

Never ride against the traffic
Never ride without a helmet
Never ride without your lights on


Can't believe I have to say the first one, I wonder how many people here will disagree.
02-05-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By mirfi

Because of him, I have a Raleigh Twenty. I know...

Because of him, I have a Raleigh Twenty. I know what the Gear Inches are on my bicycles or what they will be on a yet un-purchased bike. Probably 90% of what I know, I learned from he.

Thank you...
02-05-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,882
Posted By mirfi

I have an unnatural feel of being "doored", my...

I have an unnatural feel of being "doored", my daughter bought me this shirt.

...
01-21-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,428
Posted By mirfi

Old thread, but the exact issue I'm facing. Love...

Old thread, but the exact issue I'm facing. Love BikeForums.

Gonna take my 8 year old old Bikesdirect Motobecane Fantom Cross for a tour of the GAP. It has DC19 wheels and I had put 26mm Conti's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,672
Posted By mirfi

Have fun. For inexpensive upgrades and...

Have fun.

For inexpensive upgrades and advice go to your local bike collective. Like https://freewheelshouston.org. Those places usually sell leftover parts for cost. (I donate extra).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,026
Posted By mirfi

Schwinn story. In 1978 I shredded my knee...

Schwinn story.

In 1978 I shredded my knee playing football, ACL, cartilage, etc. No fixing knees in those days. Just surgery to remove the 'split ends'. Doctor said I should ride a bike, so I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By mirfi

Lets say it all fits. What size is the chainring,...

Lets say it all fits. What size is the chainring, or what gear inches are you expecting
Forum: Introductions
12-22-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By mirfi

Welcome

Welcome
10-20-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,471
Posted By mirfi

Paul Barnard, Age, weight, health, and...

Paul Barnard,

Age, weight, health, and general deterioration have started to make me avoid hills.

Motobecane 700c came with the standard 36/46 and 11/32 with gear inch range 29.7 - 110.3.
...
10-17-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By mirfi

This fits the lug nuts on my Raleigh 20. Keep it...

This fits the lug nuts on my Raleigh 20. Keep it in the saddle bag.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2004_9ec33856ff743adcd9548d911f7b8077d042a7b9.jpg
I don't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,270
Posted By mirfi

We stayed in Chincoteague this week, I cycled to...

We stayed in Chincoteague this week, I cycled to Assateague a couple days. Nice and flat for this single speed. Picture is of the Pony Lookout. Actually ponies in the background.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,270
Posted By mirfi

Great bike, note, the lug nuts are Whitworth...

Great bike, note, the lug nuts are Whitworth standard. So, I ordered some 17/32 sockets from Home Depot. Also on the forums is the "For the love of English 3 speeds..." threads.

Have fun, they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By mirfi

Facebook, Craigslist

Facebook, Craigslist
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,684
Posted By mirfi

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/735211-bi...

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/735211-bikesdirect-mini-velo-upgrade-thread.html
Forum: Introductions
08-23-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By mirfi

"I'm Vin Cox. I live in Cornwall, South West UK,...

"I'm Vin Cox. I live in Cornwall, South West UK, by the sea. ...and I have a bike problem. It's been 1 day since my latest purchase, and I have about 25 bicycles."

Problem? I don't see a problem....
08-23-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By mirfi

Only tires I've ever had issues with are Kenda...

Only tires I've ever had issues with are Kenda KWest K193 100 PSI 406 tires on my mini velo. Broke some plastic levers. Almost broke teeth straining. Ended up using a screwdriver.

100 PSI tires on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,483
Posted By mirfi

I've had a few, great bikes. I snap them up and...

I've had a few, great bikes. I snap them up and re-home them. Great for us older folk with their low step-over height.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 464,573
Posted By mirfi

Yan,Thank you :ride:

Yan,Thank you

:ride:
05-23-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 191,802
Posted By mirfi

Yeah, no telling who made it. Seems like 90% of...

Yeah, no telling who made it. Seems like 90% of the 70's European folders had the same frame. It's like there was one manufacturer of frames
05-13-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 191,802
Posted By mirfi

Iverson Grand Touring folder, strange handlebars,...

Iverson Grand Touring folder, strange handlebars, 451 wheels


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/iverson007_bcd54e7104729309ced5d2da9e2a2e96de0af13f.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,270
Posted By mirfi

It was a nice day, so my friends decided to take...

It was a nice day, so my friends decided to take their boat to Rock Hall. We brought our folders.

...
05-11-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,348
Posted By mirfi

I'm an old fat slow guy. Built for comfort, not...

I'm an old fat slow guy. Built for comfort, not for speed.

Nonetheless, I'm addicted to watching the Tour De France (and Orioles/Ravens/Caps). So wife buys me sports jerseys, That includes TDF...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,270
Posted By mirfi

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,270
Posted By mirfi

Ocean City Maryland ...

Ocean City Maryland


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x300/2021_04_21_ex01_86eb32af9ed726c50ef37c16f15542546dc7ab48.jpg
Fishing pier...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 380,270
Posted By mirfi

It is for coffee ...

It is for coffee

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Huffy-Bike-Beverage-Cup-Holder-Black/35679265

I've built these with a handlebar clamp and a big old tomato can.
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