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04-16-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By bokes

thanks Brad, I think I'm going to go for it. I'm...

thanks Brad, I think I'm going to go for it. I'm going to try to shave off a mm from each lock nut and maybe a mm off of the insides of the dropouts.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-13, 11:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,590
Posted By bokes

I voted other. I ride either a 1. bike friday...

I voted other. I ride either a 1. bike friday folder, 2. rohloff tourer (rain), or 3. beater mtb (for errand or pub lockups)
Funny how the first 2 types weren't on the list.
04-15-13, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By bokes

Alfine 11 on an aluminum 130 spaced frame?

I just bought an aluminum folding bike frame (Airnimal Chameleon) and I'd like to put an Alfine 11 hub in it. I've read a few posts that say it's not a good idea to squeeze a 135 spaced hub in an 130...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By bokes

Folder that rolls - how important?

For those of you with folders that roll, when do you roll it? I usually only carry my Bike Friday (PR) 10 steps on and off the train, which isn't a problem. My company doesn't mind if I walk the bike...
08-27-12, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,590
Posted By bokes

Using different sized cranks is not a good idea,...

Using different sized cranks is not a good idea, because the pedal circumference will be smaller with the shorter crank. (the reach will be the same on both sides, but one foot will come up higher...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,825
Posted By bokes

I ride my Bike Friday PRocket to work every day....

I ride my Bike Friday PRocket to work every day. With BF's new folding stem, it's a easy to fold for the train.
Since I ride a bent for 15+ mile rides, and I like the BF so much, I sold my road...
Forum: Touring
05-28-12, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,713
Posted By bokes

I live 5 minutes away from SFO (in Burlingame). ...

I live 5 minutes away from SFO (in Burlingame).
If you take sstorkel's route, instead of taking Bart and Caltrain, you can ride out of the airport south on S McDonnell Rd. About .5 mile away (at...
Forum: Touring
08-24-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,597
Posted By bokes

I have the same issue. The easiest solution is to...

I have the same issue. The easiest solution is to ride with regular shoes and use toe clips.
I really like SPD clipless tho, so I called my local framebuilder and had him weld a spacer onto an SPD...
Forum: Touring
06-01-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By bokes

I've lived in Germany for 5 years (including 1 yr...

I've lived in Germany for 5 years (including 1 yr in Frankfurt). Bikes are much more expensive there. If you're not adverse to small wheels, I'd bring over a Bike Friday. Otherwise I'd bring over a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By bokes

Hey SC, I have a Silvio, had you not ordered...

Hey SC,
I have a Silvio, had you not ordered your's yet I would have offered mine for you to demo (I'm in Burlingame). I hope you'll like it, I do.
Forum: Touring
02-21-11, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,562
Posted By bokes

the Helmet. A wonderful tool, saves your head...

the Helmet. A wonderful tool, saves your head during the day, and your food at night

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l316/GrizzlyBait/links/helmettree.jpg

Of course, if you're in bear...
02-20-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By bokes

Megalow, I use the VRS-8s, they don't feel as...

Megalow,
I use the VRS-8s, they don't feel as robust as shimano 105 brifters, more plastic and less metal. And you have to push the longer shift lever further than on regular brifters, which is...
Forum: Touring
12-20-10, 11:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,213
Posted By bokes

I think you made a great choice

I think you made a great choice
Forum: Touring
12-20-10, 11:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 32,803
Posted By bokes

I just got the Alfine 11 in the mail from Harris...

I just got the Alfine 11 in the mail from Harris Cyclery and trying to decide which frame to put it on. I don't think I'd tour with one for a few years tho, not until the bike community deems it...
11-16-10, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By bokes

I have another book recommendation: "The Power of...

I have another book recommendation: "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. This book cut my stress level in half (literally in half, I have my Cortisol (& other stress hormones) tested regularly.
Forum: Touring
11-12-10, 11:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,502
Posted By bokes

I frequently ride a Bike Friday, a recumbent, I...

I frequently ride a Bike Friday, a recumbent, I live near San Francisco, and I'm 100% straight! Personally I find it a sign of weakness when a person is concerned about what other people might think...
09-04-10, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,840
Posted By bokes

From years and years of actively reading this...

From years and years of actively reading this site, I'd say it appears that 95% of the cycling population ends up with no serious saddle problems when you have a properly adjusted saddle on a bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-10, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By bokes

What do you like/dislike about the folders you have owned?

I only have a short list. Looking forward to hear from those with folderitis!

Bike Friday Llama (returned) - Great solid ride, handled the trails better than I had hoped. However when fully loaded...
07-24-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By bokes

I used to admire and respect him, until he...

I used to admire and respect him, until he started with his baseless, jealous rants.
I would act clueless, and say, "oh you were a pro cyclist? Were you ever in a race with Lance? I heard he is the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-10, 10:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,714
Posted By bokes

Hey Vik, does this mean you have 2 Tikits now? I...

Hey Vik, does this mean you have 2 Tikits now? I thought you said in a recent thread that you wanted to reduce your fleet :lol:
07-05-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,143
Posted By bokes

I think this thread needs a little help.... ...

I think this thread needs a little help....

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l316/GrizzlyBait/links/e111e.jpg

Sometimes I really miss living in Europe :(
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By bokes

I have a Bike Friday NWT and recently sold a...

I have a Bike Friday NWT and recently sold a Dahon Speed 8 (same frame as the TR). I think the BF is more fun to ride. The S8 felt flexy and would creak on cold nights.
Replies: 61
Views: 4,483
Posted By bokes

Machka, I once heard a good expression,...

Machka,
I once heard a good expression, "frustration is a function of your expectations".
You might want to try to adjust your expectations. You have a health problem at the moment, and it seems...
Forum: Touring
06-18-10, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By bokes

Anyone else live directly on an ACA route?

I'm living in Monterey, CA for 1 year, and there is a brilliant bike path that goes straight thru town, 20 miles long, and connects with 17 mile drive to make a fantastic 37 mile ride (one way). I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-10, 12:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,817
Posted By bokes

I once heard a good response here on BF about...

I once heard a good response here on BF about this question. It went like,"decide what is the largest folded size you could live with, and choose the best ride quality and 'ease of folding' in that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-10, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By bokes

Why not keep at least one? I couldn't imagine...

Why not keep at least one? I couldn't imagine being folderless.
Forum: Touring
06-07-10, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By bokes

I'd like a belt drive bike as well, or perhaps...

I'd like a belt drive bike as well, or perhaps several :-) You might want to equip it with the upcoming Alfine 11 speed. Rohloff has for years been preventing anyone from making a belt cog for their...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,404
Posted By bokes

Snafu, I think you're a little misguided about...

Snafu,
I think you're a little misguided about IGHubs, especially Rohloffs.

<< cannot be repaired by the average cyclist >>
true, but after 100,000 Rohloffs built (some with mileage nearing...
Forum: Touring
05-24-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,502
Posted By bokes

Looks like I'm a little late to the party. I...

Looks like I'm a little late to the party.
I think you have a big overlap with the LHT and the Thorn. If it were me, I'd keep the Thorn because it's more versatile and I like 26" wheels for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,273
Posted By bokes

I know one guy who has a NWT with a sliding...

I know one guy who has a NWT with a sliding Rohloff dropout. He told me he had to promise the BF salesguy that he would not fold the bike without first removing the chain. I could imagine some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-10, 10:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,421
Posted By bokes

How bout getting a cheapie folder for those times...

How bout getting a cheapie folder for those times you'd have to lock up outside? I wouldn't want to lock up a Tikit in my town.
Forum: Touring
04-23-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By bokes

I was hit by a car in '01, injured my back badly,...

I was hit by a car in '01, injured my back badly, and couldn't walk for 3 years (luckily I'm fine now). Having to wait 8 weeks is annoying, but it could be worse.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-10, 05:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,273
Posted By bokes

SesameC, Perhaps Bike Friday's new folding stem...

SesameC,
Perhaps Bike Friday's new folding stem has something to do with it. It makes the non-Tikit Fridays commuter friendly, as long as the larger folding size is not an important factor. Maybe...
Forum: Touring
04-15-10, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By bokes

Jeff, first off, according to Sheldon: 23.8...

Jeff,
first off, according to Sheldon:
23.8 Grip diameter of road bar
22.2 Grip diameter of mountain bar

I think the bar ends will fit because I've got standard road brakes installed on the...
Forum: Touring
04-13-10, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By bokes

jjciiijs, I call them Rohloff Bars because...

jjciiijs,

I call them Rohloff Bars because you can mount mountain bike components on them that normally only fit on flat bars. Most drop bars have a wider diameter than mountain bike bars, so mtn...
Forum: Touring
04-13-10, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By bokes

Measuring from 'bar end' (right in front of the...

Measuring from 'bar end' (right in front of the brake lever hood) to 'bar end', center to center, is 52cm.
The ends do not flare. I wish they would a little too.
Something just came up and I'll be...
Forum: Touring
04-12-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By bokes

Mini Review of Utopia Rohloff Drop Handlebars

I have been meaning to write a little review on my Rohloff Drop Bar:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l316/GrizzlyBait/links/116_Lenkung_129025.jpg

This has been my favorite solution so far to...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,558
Posted By bokes

"saddle issues" for me too. The last incident...

"saddle issues" for me too. The last incident adversely effected bedroom activities for 2.5 months! :-/ yikes, no more conventional DF saddles for me. I still ride my DF MTB and folding commuter...
03-18-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,392
Posted By bokes

I've been using the ISM (Touring model)saddle for...

I've been using the ISM (Touring model)saddle for 6 months and I can recommend it. It's not perfect, but it's by far my favorite noseless saddle (I've tried the Spongywonder, Spiderflex, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By bokes

I vote trailer, no doubt. I would hate riding if...

I vote trailer, no doubt. I would hate riding if I had a 25-30 lbs on my back.
Forum: Recumbent
03-14-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,671
Posted By bokes

I think you'll find this guy's comparison...

I think you'll find this guy's comparison interesting:
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=RrzKj&page_id=41988&v=1o
Forum: Touring
03-05-10, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,120
Posted By bokes

I ride a Rock Tour and I like it. I wanted a bike...

I ride a Rock Tour and I like it. I wanted a bike for on/off road touring and also for occasionally riding off road trails. It does all of these well. I prefer the feel of the bike when it's loaded,...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,654
Posted By bokes

I'd use a dyno if I didn't have to worry about...

I'd use a dyno if I didn't have to worry about theft or some dirtbag taekwondoing the bulb, and I like to have the option to run errands and lock up on the street. My quick release battery light...
Forum: Touring
02-14-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,517
Posted By bokes

I was surprised to see that the route doesn't go...

I was surprised to see that the route doesn't go thru Death Valley or the Joshua Tree N.P. I guess there weren't enough services or safe enough roads in those parks.
Forum: Touring
02-12-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By bokes

8cm of spacers? imo that would look frediculous....

8cm of spacers? imo that would look frediculous. The XCheck has a very short head tube. You might want to consider a Salsa Casseroll with it's nice and loooong head tube.
02-03-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By bokes

I'd like to know if the new hub will have an easy...

I'd like to know if the new hub will have an easy quick-release cable like the Rohloff and Sram I9.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,898
Posted By bokes

It blows my mind that someone has developed a 26"...

It blows my mind that someone has developed a 26" bike that can't fit larger than 26x1.0 tires.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,315
Posted By bokes

OP, you can get a swift folder with disk brakes...

OP, you can get a swift folder with disk brakes if you get the steel version from these guys:
http://hpm.catoregon.org/?page_id=214
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By bokes

For me, any bike that is not loved, gets sold.

For me, any bike that is not loved, gets sold.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,515
Posted By bokes

Nothing, I always lock properly, it would only be...

Nothing, I always lock properly, it would only be an additional layer of defense
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