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02-12-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,791
Posted By Dave Horne

My last post in this thread. I got a call from...

My last post in this thread. I got a call from my dealer this morning to pick up my bike. They swapped everything out from the 52 cm frame to the 47 cm frame to include the handlebar which was...
02-06-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,791
Posted By Dave Horne

This will be my next to last follow up. The...

This will be my next to last follow up.

The shop called me last week to make an appointment for me to bring my bike back to the shop. The appointment was for tomorrow, Thursday, and I brought my...
01-22-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,791
Posted By Dave Horne

Another follow-up ... the dealer installed yet...

Another follow-up ... the dealer installed yet another handlebar for me try. This one was more swept back. I didn't like the way I was forced to place my elbows closer to my body and if I would have...
01-15-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,791
Posted By Dave Horne

A follow up - I just got back from the dealer and...

A follow up - I just got back from the dealer and they've ordered another handlebar for me to try. I was reassured that if this did not do the trick they would order a smaller frame for me. I was...
01-11-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,791
Posted By Dave Horne

Sy, I'm not permitted to post links either here...

Sy, I'm not permitted to post links either here or in a private message.

If you go to the specific page for customizing the Van Nicholas \ Tour \ Deveron (disc) and scroll down and click on the...
01-11-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,791
Posted By Dave Horne

I wrote earlier that the top tube (effective)...

I wrote earlier that the top tube (effective) length on my trade-in, a 54 cm Amazon, was 2 cm shorter than the 52 cm frame of the Deveron. I just now looked at the site.

The top tube of my older...
01-11-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,791
Posted By Dave Horne

I want a shorter reach, not a longer reach. As I...

I want a shorter reach, not a longer reach. As I wrote, I prefer a more upright position.

52 sounds too small? If I straddle the top tube on the 52 cm frame, there is no space, I'm just on top of...
01-11-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,791
Posted By Dave Horne

Who ultimately chose the frame size? The...

Who ultimately chose the frame size?

The guys who helped me in the store chose the frame size. If you look at the Van Nicholas site, when you order a customized bike, the first step in the...
01-11-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,791
Posted By Dave Horne

To be clear, the store, two employees helped me...

To be clear, the store, two employees helped me with the order. They did not click on the advice given by Van Nicholas in this instance. (I also didn't click on the frame size advice.)

TBH, it...
01-11-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,791
Posted By Dave Horne

Dealer ordered wrong sized frame

I just typed a very long message here only to have it disappear after I had to go back and log in. Lesson learned ... CTRL + C.

OK, I'm in the middle of an issue with my local bike shop. I've...
02-08-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,824
Posted By Dave Horne

Here in the Netherlands almost every one has a...

Here in the Netherlands almost every one has a built in rear wheel ring lock. That's the absolute minimum for security.

I have an additional Abus U lock that I'll use if I think it's necessary. ...
01-03-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By Dave Horne

I'm not a single parent but my brother was an...

I'm not a single parent but my brother was an only child.
11-11-15, 03:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,540
Posted By Dave Horne

Twice in the last year ... and both were my own...

Twice in the last year ... and both were my own fault.

Never change direction when travelling over railroad tracks. (The spell checker didn't like my double L in travelling. Tough.)

The...
10-07-15, 05:23 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,185
Posted By Dave Horne

Why are you asking us? Why not go back to...

Why are you asking us?

Why not go back to the store and talk with him?
09-10-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By Dave Horne

I live in the Netherlands and ordered a Brompton...

I live in the Netherlands and ordered a Brompton many years ago from a store in Dublin, Ireland. I was there to visit a friend while he was at a conference. I picked up the bike from the store,...
09-07-15, 06:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,394
Posted By Dave Horne

I assume your daughter doesn't want to ride a...

I assume your daughter doesn't want to ride a boy's bike.

For what it's worth, I have no problem riding my wife's bike and have even given thought of buying a 'female' bike because it's easier to...
09-04-15, 03:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,472
Posted By Dave Horne

For me biking is basic transportation, but then...

For me biking is basic transportation, but then again, I live in the Netherlands. If it's not raining I'll take the bike for all my errands.
08-30-15, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,694
Posted By Dave Horne

Max, over here most folks use some variation of...

Max, over here most folks use some variation of this ... (and I have several) ... Halfords | Halfords Reflective Bicycle Trouser Clips...
08-29-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,694
Posted By Dave Horne

A follow up ... I received an sms from my local...

A follow up ... I received an sms from my local bike shop today informing me the part came in. Here's a link to what they ordered ... XLC : x-cellent Components...
08-29-15, 04:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,553
Posted By Dave Horne

I really don't understand what the issue is with...

I really don't understand what the issue is with reflectors. You're on a bike and not surrounded with metal nor do you have an airbag that will inflate upon accident.

I want to be seen especially...
08-28-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,694
Posted By Dave Horne

Bob, I'll assume the bike shop will have no...

Bob, I'll assume the bike shop will have no problem ordering what I need from their supplier. The chain guard they had in stock was one size too small.

I took a look at the link you provided and...
08-28-15, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,694
Posted By Dave Horne

Yea, I have plastic and metal clips that I always...

Yea, I have plastic and metal clips that I always forget to use. They work great on clothing but shoelaces are still an issue. :)
08-28-15, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,694
Posted By Dave Horne

chain ring guard

I own a bike with a Gates belt instead of a chain. When I ordered the bike I didn't think I needed a chain guard since there's no grease involved.

Well, every so often, if I'm not paying...
08-25-15, 04:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,538
Posted By Dave Horne

I live in the Netherlands and there's at least...

I live in the Netherlands and there's at least one bike shop in every village and we're never far from a shop. I never carry anything except for valve adapters. When we go on vacation I try to...
08-24-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,422
Posted By Dave Horne

My previous post didn't include a photo. I'm...

My previous post didn't include a photo. I'm guessing the jpg file is too large ...? (I asked Admin to delete it for me since I could not delete it.)

At any rate, here's a link ...

Edit ......
08-14-15, 04:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,407
Posted By Dave Horne

Do you own a smart phone? A simple photo should...

Do you own a smart phone? A simple photo should discourage anyone thinking about stealing your bike. You can lightheartedly tell them it's ... insurance.
06-01-15, 03:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,080
Posted By Dave Horne

The first thought I had after reading he hit the...

The first thought I had after reading he hit the curb is the Dutch will probably make all curbs bike friendly in my lifetime. When the Dutch redo a bike path they replace the 90 degree curb with a...
06-01-15, 03:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By Dave Horne

I'll stop and pick up bolts and nails I find...

I'll stop and pick up bolts and nails I find along the bike path.
05-29-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By Dave Horne

If you find removing your rear wheel daunting,...

If you find removing your rear wheel daunting, there's a solution.

Rubena introduces bicycle inner tube that can be fitted without removing wheel - Cycling Weekly...
05-27-15, 02:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By Dave Horne

Does the bike come with mud flaps? If it...

Does the bike come with mud flaps? If it doesn't, don't bike in the rain.

Are you planning on using your bike to run errands? You might want to consider a rear rack to mount your bike bags to.
...
05-19-15, 05:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,811
Posted By Dave Horne

My bike has integrated lights (SON ... Schmidt's...

My bike has integrated lights (SON ... Schmidt's Original Nabendynamo). It would be nice to have a USB port on the handlebar to charge my smart phone or to power my smart phone when using maps. etc....
05-18-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,669
Posted By Dave Horne

Here in the Netherlands I've only seen left hand...

Here in the Netherlands I've only seen left hand for left turns and right hand for right turns ... and then are those who bike with one hand and the other hand is busy with their smart phone.
05-17-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By Dave Horne

Interesting, but I wouldn't want to own any of...

Interesting, but I wouldn't want to own any of them. Sorry.
05-03-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,017
Posted By Dave Horne

Why don't plan a trip to the Netherlands and see...

Why don't plan a trip to the Netherlands and see what a typical bike store has to offer in country where there are more bikes than people. When I lived in the US I bought a racing bike, one with...
05-03-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Dave Horne

I took it to a bike shop near the campsite...

I took it to a bike shop near the campsite (opened on Sunday and Monday) and they took a look at it. They're not familiar with Rohloff but downloaded some information online from Rohloff and gave it...
05-03-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Dave Horne

Rohloff stuck in gear 9 while on a short vacation ... this sucks

I had an issue with the Rohloff a week ago and it resolved itself. I thought at the time that perhaps the metal connectors (between the barrel adjusters and the hub) somehow got entwined. The issue...
04-29-15, 04:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,898
Posted By Dave Horne

Why not plan a vacation with your girlfriend to...

Why not plan a vacation with your girlfriend to the Netherlands (and rent some bikes)? She'll get over her fear in no time and might actually enjoy biking in busy cities.

Just a thought.
04-26-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 59,619
Posted By Dave Horne

If you're looking for a crate to mount on your...

If you're looking for a crate to mount on your bike consider a folding crate. I mounted one on a previous bike.
04-23-15, 03:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,477
Posted By Dave Horne

Get the frame lock that allows a cable to be...

Get the frame lock that allows a cable to be plugged into it ... and order the appropriate cable at the same time.
04-20-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,477
Posted By Dave Horne

I use a rear wheel lock (almost all bikes in the...

I use a rear wheel lock (almost all bikes in the Netherlands come with this lock preinstalled) and an Abus U lock. My bike is also insured for three years (as are most new bike bought here in...
04-15-15, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By Dave Horne

A new safe bike? ... I'm just the messenger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfYf3m6zzjQ
04-13-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Dave Horne

I don't have a garage for my car and my car is...

I don't have a garage for my car and my car is worth more than my bike (though not by much).
04-12-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By Dave Horne

I looked at Continental's site, and they have...

I looked at Continental's site, and they have them.

https://www.conti-online.com/www/bicycle_de_en/themes/city/cruiseContact_en.html

Available colours: creme, grey, black, brown


......
03-31-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Dave Horne

Great story ... and a very expensive bike.

Great story ... and a very expensive bike.
03-21-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By Dave Horne

A new kind of bike lock ...?

I just stumbled upon this ... Litelok bicycle lock makes security lightweight - SlashGear (http://www.slashgear.com/litelok-bicycle-lock-makes-security-lightweight-19374508/)




... video
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02-05-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,339
Posted By Dave Horne

I don't mind telling but no one asks. Here in...

I don't mind telling but no one asks. Here in Holland it's considered rude to ask what you paid for something; that's just a generalization, but that's been my experience.

My frame is titanium...
01-05-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,496
Posted By Dave Horne

Over here there are basically two types of rear...

Over here there are basically two types of rear racks and they can be seen at the following links ...

tubus - Cargo classic (http://www.tubus.com/product.php?xn=1)

tubus - Logo classic...
12-31-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,354
Posted By Dave Horne

I've had two bikes stolen though they were only...

I've had two bikes stolen though they were only locked with a rear wheel lock, a ring lock. Had I used an additional lock to secure the frame to a pole I rather doubt those bikes would have been...
12-20-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,262
Posted By Dave Horne

I have a front fender. There was something that...

I have a front fender. There was something that happened when I either placed or removed the bike from the bike rack at a shopping mall. I really don't know what happened but the bike banged...
12-19-14, 04:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,262
Posted By Dave Horne

Did you test the front wheel exactly like you did...

Did you test the front wheel exactly like you did before?

I lifted up the front end of the bike and the wheel moved effortlessly back and forth. If the issue were present I wouldn't have been...
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