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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-23, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By MAK

Cycling Computer for a Brompton

I suppose that all (most) wireless cycling computers will work with 16" wheels, but I'm wondering if any are more optimized or more accurate than others for my Brompton. Do smaller wheels present...
02-02-23, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By MAK

Bike Tails/MUPS in Florida

Yes, I can use Google (and I did) and I did a forum search but since I'm not familiar with Florida, I'll ask here.

I'm considering a 4-5 day trip to Florida to ride every day. I'd appreciate...
11-06-22, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By MAK

Suggestion for Forum

People come on the forum and make various requests. That's fine and certainly a major forum function.

It is annoying when you have no idea where they are located. Note how often people who are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,626
Posted By MAK

These videos support the claim that aero is...

These videos support the claim that aero is pretty fast. Notice that he's on a fixed gear bike flying past geared bikes being pedaled with pretty good cadences.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By MAK

Take a look at: ...

Take a look at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgMlUfuY3HA

It's a video by Chris by Bike on You Tube. Very good Brompton channel. She knows her stuff.
In a response to one of the questions,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By MAK

You don't give your location nor have you...

You don't give your location nor have you identified the bike. My suggestion is to look for a Marshall's, T.J. Max, Home Goods, Sierra Trading Post, all the same mother company, and take your bike...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By MAK

I believe that it's the Expedition 25L model. ...

I believe that it's the Expedition 25L model. Unfortunately, it isn't made any more. Similar Osprey packs for cycling are available in various sizes. If you're near an REI, they'll have a few...
10-23-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By MAK

Agree. Race Face Chester's are very popular,...

Agree. Race Face Chester's are very popular, good quality and a good value.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By MAK

I'm not familiar with what you are using but I...

I'm not familiar with what you are using but I have Osprey, Timbuk2 and Chrome backpacks and messenger bags. All are very good, but I like my Osprey the best. As you may already know, beware of...
10-23-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,473
Posted By MAK

AAA benefit is not in every state. Yes, it's...

AAA benefit is not in every state. Yes, it's only transportation and not flat repair. Mileage may vary by state and/or AAA level of coverage you have.
10-23-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,122
Posted By MAK

A dash of lube on clipless pedals is a good idea...

A dash of lube on clipless pedals is a good idea every once in a while.
Forum: Commuting
10-05-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,923
Posted By MAK

I wasn't questioning the fleece itself (although...

I wasn't questioning the fleece itself (although fleece from China could be suspect in some cases). I wondered about the Class 3 rating. Read the one star reviews. One reviewer (who may or may not...
10-05-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,366
Posted By MAK

No. I don't normally participate in organized...

No.
I don't normally participate in organized rides.
I can understand why.

Also, your question mark key appears to require some maintenance.
I'll get a question mark maintenance guy on it right...
10-05-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,366
Posted By MAK

Of my God! I'm hurt to my core. NOT! It's...

Of my God! I'm hurt to my core. NOT!
It's MAK, not Ma-K and I love the three question marks that you insulted my keyboard about.
In reality I'd be honored.
10-05-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,366
Posted By MAK

"Tree down up!" is perhaps my favorite road...

"Tree down up!" is perhaps my favorite road warning yell. Of course everyone behind knew exactly what I meant.
I have never yelled "Tree down up". When there's a tree down blocking the road/path, I...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,189
Posted By MAK

Check with Timbuk2. I believe that a lot of...

Check with Timbuk2. I believe that a lot of their stuff has a lifetime warranty, assuming that you didn't abuse the bag.
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By MAK

I see that it's rated to 140kg. Handy if you...

I see that it's rated to 140kg. Handy if you need to lug 308 lbs. or 616 lbs. if you get two. I can hear the twang of spokes exploding.
10-05-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By MAK

Great job someone

Last weekend there was a major event conducted in Delaware/SE Pennsylvania called the Savage Century. I don't know if this person is on Bike Forums, but someone did the 100 mile loop with 7500 feet...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,923
Posted By MAK

These Amazon pants seem great but after reading...

These Amazon pants seem great but after reading the one star reviews, the issue of Class "C" clothing is troublesome. I wasn't aware of clothing classes so could someone with textile knowledge...
10-04-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,366
Posted By MAK

You've been riding for 51 years and never heard...

You've been riding for 51 years and never heard of this??? Have you never ridden in a group that understands safety and proper bike etiquette???

Proper safety protocol when riding in a group is to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By MAK

My Brompton (M6R) doesn't rattle at all. I also...

My Brompton (M6R) doesn't rattle at all. I also don't consider myself a "privileged member of an elite group". I consider myself a savvy purchaser who did my research (I test rode Bromptons, Dahons...
09-18-22, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By MAK

I'm far from an expert, but I think that there's...

I'm far from an expert, but I think that there's a terminology confusion here and the answer seems to be fairly simple (unless I'm missing something). The OP says that he has a flip flop hub. He's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,752
Posted By MAK

I too only win races when the other rider doesn't...

I too only win races when the other rider doesn't know that it's a race.
As long as you announce, "On your left" before passing him or her, I doubt that anyone would care.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,752
Posted By MAK

Was she singing "Hot Rod Lincoln" when she passed...

Was she singing "Hot Rod Lincoln" when she passed the other car?
08-24-22, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By MAK

Coincidence or real problem?

I have been using a Cat Eye Strada and a Cat Eye MC100 Micro computer on two bikes. They're both wireless analog units with new batteries in both the head and sensor parts.

I've noticed that when...
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 22,490
Posted By MAK

Do you think the alligators put this sign up? ...

Do you think the alligators put this sign up?

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/821x530/gators_c07fa9d23980d545601a60d031ff23c8ed81bb45.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By MAK

Looking for a particular accessory

I just did a short tour and a fellow cyclist had an interesting accessory. He called it "The Knob". It was a short (+/- 4") stubby thing that attached to his head tube to which he mounted his...
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By MAK

I just did the Pine Creek Trail a week and a half...

I just did the Pine Creek Trail a week and a half ago. Went from Jersey Shore to Wellsboro and back in three days. Approximately 35, 60 and 35 miles. It's all light gravel so I really wouldn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By MAK

I bought my Brompton at my local REI about 20...

I bought my Brompton at my local REI about 20 months ago. I then ordered some tubes and a spare Schwalbe Marathon tire from their web site and had the order within five days. You're not going to buy...
08-11-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By MAK

Men's Cycling 3/4 Tights (Knickers)

Planning ahead for the Spring/early Winter...

I'm looking for 3/4 length non-bib cycling tights (knickers). PI used to make them, but no longer. When I search Google, the quality brands are all...
Forum: Touring
05-22-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,229
Posted By MAK

Sleep Pad Recommendations

I've done a BF search and found scant information specific to specific sleeping pads. I've used a blow up pad (Big Agnes) and a self inflating pad (Therm-a-Rest) and both have failed eventually. I...
05-05-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,310
Posted By MAK

I'll only address question one above. How do you...

I'll only address question one above. How do you know where the entrance fee is going or being used for? Certainly it covers the cost of he rest stops, porta-pottys, paint for route marking, gas...
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,983
Posted By MAK

I hope it works out for you. As another stated...

I hope it works out for you. As another stated on this thread, the Brooks leather saddle is slippery and many find that a slight upward tilt helps keep you stable (I certainly do).
Good luck.
05-03-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,807
Posted By MAK

I have both AAA emergency road service (what most...

I have both AAA emergency road service (what most people think of when you mention AAA) and AAA auto insurance (collision, liability, etc.).

I am almost positive that the bike pick-up is...
Forum: Touring
05-02-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,063
Posted By MAK

I'm not saying that you're wrong, but educate me....

I'm not saying that you're wrong, but educate me. Please tell us your source or the formula that you used to come to this "fact".
Thank you.
Forum: Touring
05-02-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,983
Posted By MAK

I love my B-17's. I have one on my touring,...

I love my B-17's. I have one on my touring, folding and hybrid bikes and they were comfortable first ride for me. FOR ME, the key is that I sit ON the Brooks and not lean on it which is why I don't...
05-02-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,807
Posted By MAK

AAA in Delaware will pick you and your bike up...

AAA in Delaware will pick you and your bike up and transport to your chosen destination. They will not perform repairs.

I haven't used AAA yet and hope never have to so I can't report on...
04-15-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,366
Posted By MAK

My suggestion is to go to REI (as suggested...

My suggestion is to go to REI (as suggested above) if one is convenient. You can try various bags as they will weight it down for you so you can assess comfort. One thing I will warn you about...
04-15-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By MAK

A quality LBS might be able to drill and install...

A quality LBS might be able to drill and install busses on your bike to allow you to attach a cage. I had it done on a steel frame. I don't know if it can be done for aluminum or carbon frames.
...
Forum: Touring
04-07-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,472
Posted By MAK

I had Achilles problems (soreness) and went to an...

I had Achilles problems (soreness) and went to an orthopedic doctor. He opined that it was tendonitis and scheduled x-rays. The next morning I was walking up a hill (not with my bike 😁) and tore...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,703
Posted By MAK

When not using my rack pack, I put wet items or...

When not using my rack pack, I put wet items or items that need to be aired out in a small mesh lingerie bag (or two) and hang the bags on the D-rings with carabiners. Excellent way to dry or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By MAK

Front Battery Light for a Brompton

I'm looking for a front light that uses AA or AAA batteries for my Brompton that will work with the front bracket. I'm currently using a handlebar mounted light, but space is getting a bit tight. ...
03-12-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By MAK

I really wasn't thinking that you were doing...

I really wasn't thinking that you were doing anything but making a useful comment. As I said, I didn't consider my question to be solely a Brompton specific issue but a general metal to metal issue.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By MAK

You need to go to You Tube and then Chris by Bike...

You need to go to You Tube and then Chris by Bike and then search Rear Rack and you'll get the full information. Click on "Show More" below the description and look for the rack and you'll find:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By MAK

Take a look at this Chris by Bike You Tube video....

Take a look at this Chris by Bike You Tube video. A $20.00 rear rack for her Brompton that she's traveled the world with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzzAsZXfFnk
03-09-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By MAK

I'll likely carry a pair of Pedro or Lezyne...

I'll likely carry a pair of Pedro or Lezyne levers along with the Brompton Tool just to ease my mind. I do know that the original Brompton Tool Kit had plastic levers that drew complaints. I don't...
03-08-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By MAK

Metal Tire Levers

I posted this in the Folding Bikes thread a while ago but got only one response.

Happy owner of a Brompton and I just purchased the Brompton Tool Kit. I'm wondering about the tire levers. I knew...
03-01-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By MAK

Maybe I'm misunderstanding the problem, but can't...

Maybe I'm misunderstanding the problem, but can't P-Clamps be used if there are no attachment points?
03-01-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,652
Posted By MAK

When I was ten years old or so, I rode a heavy...

When I was ten years old or so, I rode a heavy steel single speed coaster brake Schwinn bike with big fat tires and had the mock gas tank in the frame (similar to Pee Wee Herman's bike). It had a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-22, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By MAK

Brompton Tool Kit

Happy owner of an M6R and I just purchased the Brompton Tool Kit. I'm wondering about the tire levers. I knew they were now metal, but I'm questioning whether metal levers can or will damage the...
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