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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 228,756
Posted By bjorke

Challenger en route from Petaluma to Mountain View

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLHFQA_AwsE/

...my usual Monday morning commute....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-16, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 228,756
Posted By bjorke

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKdtkt9AgA5/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKdtkt9AgA5/
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 565,112
Posted By bjorke

My latest: "Challenger"

Brompton P6R is my fifth folder...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKdtkt9AgA5/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKdtkt9AgA5/
08-13-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By bjorke

sorry to hear this! I've had both seats and...

sorry to hear this! I've had both seats and lights pinched in SF

a solution: brompton. stick it in the shopping cart (or use it as the shopping cart). no lock!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-16, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,217
Posted By bjorke

Stellar! What sort of route ddid you follow? Any...

Stellar! What sort of route ddid you follow? Any technical issues with your NWT?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,217
Posted By bjorke

https://photos-2.dropbox.com/t/2/AABIFPZlD111zP57R...

https://photos-2.dropbox.com/t/2/AABIFPZlD111zP57RLhYfZZM-8tz1UzV8nmuwBxu6wdL2g/12/15106435/jpeg/256x256/1/_/1/2/bjorke_EarthDay_KBXP2281.jpg/EMiqnwsYrWggAigC/lueNhnmaZH5zGIrOfPr-tpsC4QqB0Vk3jbLS5Do1N...
06-20-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By bjorke

Unlit salmon night cyclists not killed by Google

http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.com/en/us/selfdrivingcar/files/reports/report-0515.pdf

"The two red rectangles are cyclists; the red trails behind them indicate the path...
06-20-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By bjorke

I commute over the bridge all the time, when only...

I commute over the bridge all the time, when only one side is open anyway. Just chill out guys, it's not a race. REALLY.
09-12-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,572
Posted By bjorke

Yesterday, another loser Giants fan -- runs a red...

Yesterday, another loser Giants fan -- runs a red light with his Harley across Townsend in SF and into bike traffic. I say something like "sheez, LOOK!" as I dodge around him. He follows for a block...
09-12-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By bjorke

Look on the FB page for Tour de Fuzz...

Look on the FB page for Tour de Fuzz https://www.facebook.com/tourdefuzz there have been some last-minute tickets from individuals
08-17-14, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By bjorke

Regarding the new Summit store... In the...

Regarding the new Summit store...

In the newly reconstructed shopping center at the corner of ECR and Scott -- next door to the new (and open) Sprouts Farmers Market.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-14, 02:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,365
Posted By bjorke

399753 my Soma mini riding high above the 700c's...

399753 my Soma mini riding high above the 700c's on the office bike rack
08-11-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By bjorke

Be sure to look at the Performance web site --...

Be sure to look at the Performance web site -- sometimes last year's models are remaindered (sometimes the only difference is the color!) & they'll ship free to any store. As an example, how about...
08-10-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By bjorke

101 Frontage S of Petaluma -- Now Open

I drove part of it Saturday as a fine alternative to the parking lot of 101 northbound... new pavement, marked bike lanes, goes up to meet San Antonio Road & the sign say it opened on Friday (it was...
08-10-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By bjorke

Sports Basement is a great shop. There are...

Sports Basement is a great shop.

There are several others near by -- Summit is building a new store in Santa Clara, that will mean three bike shops on El Cam between San Tomas and Scott alone!
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,705
Posted By bjorke

Nice! I've been riding my minivelos in SF...

Nice!

I've been riding my minivelos in SF for quite a while now, NEVER ever seen anyone else on one... at least I know someone is out there! :)
08-06-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By bjorke

"SF Caltrain" means "got on at the stadium."...

"SF Caltrain" means "got on at the stadium." Anyone who knows how much broken glass and bad driving occurs around SOMA on Game Day knows the story too well, I fear. And now we can look forward to he...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,549
Posted By bjorke

You may still find some Soma's at some dealers. ...

You may still find some Soma's at some dealers.

And Moulton is sold here too
08-01-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By bjorke

I Don't Hate the Giants, Just Their Fans

Or: "Belligerent & Scofflaw Peninsula Cyclists"

I ride up and down every day and in the past month have felt less threatened by motorists and MUCH more threatened by cyclists, casual or in...
05-13-14, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,338
Posted By bjorke

Here's a pic at the Corner of Decision (Novato...

Here's a pic at the Corner of Decision (Novato Blvd or not?)

With the days longer this is almost workable as a commute from Sebastopol to the Financial District, at least one way. Leave at 4am,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-14, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,213
Posted By bjorke

The only insult that stung was finishing a...

The only insult that stung was finishing a charity ride -- with appropriate color tags -- on my minivelo, and the twit with a microphone and a PA system at the finish line calls out: "your really...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-14, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 228,756
Posted By bjorke

BTW the UCI specifies a minimum wheel size of...

BTW the UCI specifies a minimum wheel size of 55cm (451's are ~50cm) -- I'm quite comfortable with my 700c being called full-size, a size that's been common since the Dandy Horse.

Not picking a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-14, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 228,756
Posted By bjorke

SOMA Mini before I got chased off Hwy 1 by...

SOMA Mini before I got chased off Hwy 1 by trucktards
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5543/14163274731_0a2cfc4f87_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nzyu8V)
BJRK0632 (https://flic.kr/p/nzyu8V) by What Photos...
04-14-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By bjorke

You can have anything, but you can't have everything

Live in Mill Valley or thereabouts, take the bus when you feel lazy. Or live in SF and take the bus when you feel lazy. Me, I mix commutes to SF using either all-bike or mostly hybrid bus/train from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 228,756
Posted By bjorke

Not sure if this qualifies as "in the wild" but...

Not sure if this qualifies as "in the wild" but it does answer another thread....
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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 228,756
Posted By bjorke

Friday gets a break, goes for a car ride ...

Friday gets a break, goes for a car ride

http://i.imgur.com/ikIK6Tu.jpg
03-20-14, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Posted By bjorke

Accidental Ad for SF Bike Commuting

Thanks, Nissan!

Watch the bikes cutting through the slog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiprDsiDvIQ&feature=youtu.be

(and noticed becasue of a very similar SUV accident in NYC)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-14, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 228,756
Posted By bjorke

Daylight Savings pushed my morning countryside...

Daylight Savings pushed my morning countryside rides back into the pre-dawn again...
Friday on a Monday morning, West Sonoma County...
http://i.imgur.com/5cxKCg2.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-14, 02:25 AM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 515,104
Posted By bjorke

Ran across one of these today: a Citizen...

Ran across one of these today: a Citizen Searcher, built custom for Google (no fold). I thought they'd all been retired, but this one was sitting among the newer bikes right in the center of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-14, 10:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,001
Posted By bjorke

Yes, it's the Acorn boxy rando bag, which has...

Yes, it's the Acorn boxy rando bag, which has velcro and side straps and a rigid hidden body that keeps it upright even without a decaleur (which is good for commute riding)....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 515,104
Posted By bjorke

true but pretty interesting geometry!

true but pretty interesting geometry!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,001
Posted By bjorke

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7446/12707823453_2a6...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7446/12707823453_2a6af07151.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/kmWVbn)

(with the bag)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,001
Posted By bjorke

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/12545724595_8d9...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/12545724595_8d9744fea6.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/k7C7Qt)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By bjorke

I take the bike in, it's rarely a big deal.

I take the bike in, it's rarely a big deal.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,001
Posted By bjorke

I have a rear rack for my Friday but it messes...

I have a rear rack for my Friday but it messes with the fold so it's most left off. The "under rack" bag is cute but gets FILTHY.

On the Friday, a Travois trailer is the best.

On my Soma...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,294
Posted By bjorke

I have a Chariot Cabriolet -- two seat, side by...

I have a Chariot Cabriolet -- two seat, side by side. Boys are now 4 and 3. The trailer folds up some -- have been meaning to try it on the train on a weekend!

But: I use a larger Fuji to haul it,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,167
Posted By bjorke

Going to have to visit foldabike! Never noticed...

Going to have to visit foldabike! Never noticed it... isn't that a residential street?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By bjorke

Yes, you should get a bike light for commuting....

Yes, you should get a bike light for commuting. As bright as you can. USB charging. Use it in the day time, too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By bjorke

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS A DESCRIPTION THAT...

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS A DESCRIPTION THAT MAY MAKE BIKE OWNERS WEEP.

Around here in San Francisco, it is common for bike thieves to have plumber's pipe cutters. They will cut through the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 515,104
Posted By bjorke

Bruno offers the Ventura in both forms. 451 is...

Bruno offers the Ventura in both forms. 451 is pricier.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-14, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 228,756
Posted By bjorke

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3697/12181454895_ae1...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3697/12181454895_ae1974a35d.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/jyr99p)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-14, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 515,104
Posted By bjorke

http://www.racingforcebikes.com/assets/products/20...

http://www.racingforcebikes.com/assets/products/2014/bant/ventura451steel_1.jpg

Bruno makes a few steel bikes for touring or just general awesomeness.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 228,756
Posted By bjorke

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/12089153555_525...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/12089153555_52597be96b.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/jqh5aZ)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By bjorke

Wow, you could go on a lot of exhilarating bike...

Wow, you could go on a lot of exhilarating bike rides for that kind of dough
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By bjorke

Tires: Hard, Soft, & Thick

I have been ruminating for a couple of days about my advocacy of high-pressure 451 tires and my disdain of mid-pressure 406's and starting to think I am full of beans -- but then I do like the feel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,166
Posted By bjorke

One hazard with having spare folders around as...

One hazard with having spare folders around as guest bikes -- when packed up and bagged you may accidentally lose one for a while (this has happened to me -- I didn't remember where I had left it,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-14, 04:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,407
Posted By bjorke

The better folders, like better bikes in general,...

The better folders, like better bikes in general, use standard parts (mostly).
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,166
Posted By bjorke

I have lots of space, but I picked up my first...

I have lots of space, but I picked up my first folder for about $36 (new!) on a whim during a trip to China -- zipping through Beijing on a bike meant that the usual street hawkers were less likely...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,564
Posted By bjorke

That's my Bike Friday case, heh. (actually a...

That's my Bike Friday case, heh. (actually a bit smoother than using BF;s wheels!)
12-31-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,745
Posted By bjorke

See...

See https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/stolen-bicycles-bay-area and talk to Jenny Oh Hatfield (she is on holiday I think, but that means nothing to the internet!)
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