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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,142
Posted By owenfinn

I have that Montbell rinko bag and love it. Itís...

I have that Montbell rinko bag and love it. Itís about the size and shape of a water bottle so I just store it in one of my Four Cornersí bottle holders. Takin off and putting on the front wheel...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-17, 03:50 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,035,926
Posted By owenfinn

Xpedo Spry

Xpedo Spry
Forum: Commuting
07-08-17, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,035,926
Posted By owenfinn

My Muirwoods 29er - ...

My Muirwoods 29er -

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4205/34896489904_ff5a9bfc80_h.jpg
06-21-17, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 154,366
Posted By owenfinn

Ikea desk - and chair. ...

Ikea desk - and chair.

http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4258/35262068266_4d282ff8cf_h.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-17, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 293,854
Posted By owenfinn

http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4266/34657576040_31a3...

http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4266/34657576040_31a3a64dd1_h.jpg
06-04-17, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By owenfinn

I had similar problem after I installed new...

I had similar problem after I installed new derailleur and chain on wife's bike. Skipping stopped when I removed a link.
06-02-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,211,801
Posted By owenfinn

My Muirwoods 29er ...

My Muirwoods 29er

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4202/35005084666_aeb5919368_h.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-30-17, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,245
Posted By owenfinn

I have this one from Bontrager. ...

I have this one from Bontrager.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-accessories/kickstands/bontrager-rear-mount-kickstand/p/12772/

It does the job.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,245
Posted By owenfinn

Just added a set of Compass Snoqualmie tires. ...

Just added a set of Compass Snoqualmie tires. They`re a little faster and, rather remarkably, even smoother than the Big Apples.

http://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2821/34200848001_161bcaf4ce_h.jpg
03-03-17, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,859
Posted By owenfinn

New Japanese longtail - thoughts?

The 88 cycle "Papa Chari" (http://www.cb-asahi.jp/88cycle/release/)

Comes with a fat 20" wheel in back and 24" x 2.10 in front, 8 speed transmission and disc brakes.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-17, 06:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,907
Posted By owenfinn

I wasn`t planning to buy anything for another...

I wasn`t planning to buy anything for another month or so(with tax refund) but I`m interested.

Is everything I need to know in that Ti Swift thread?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-17, 06:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,907
Posted By owenfinn

hmm...is it possible to still get a frame?

hmm...is it possible to still get a frame?
02-16-17, 02:26 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 404,497
Posted By owenfinn

Haven`t posted photos of my Mundo in a while. It...

Haven`t posted photos of my Mundo in a while. It got a bit of a makeover on it`s 6th birthday in November, with a Nitto Bosco handlebar, new brakes, shifter and transmission.

I think the only...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-17, 01:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,907
Posted By owenfinn

¥130,000 vs ¥250,000 Looking for a fast...

¥130,000 vs ¥250,000

Looking for a fast folder for long rides.

The Reach would certainly do the job but I would actually prefer the faster, more compact, fold of the Verge since I`d be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,907
Posted By owenfinn

Oh man - I wish I didn`t see that Verge P10.

Oh man - I wish I didn`t see that Verge P10.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,471
Posted By owenfinn

Maybe a Giant Idiom? 2017 Giant Bicycle...

Maybe a Giant Idiom?

2017 Giant Bicycle [IDIOM 0] (http://www.giant.co.jp/giant17/bike_datail.php?p_id=00000046)
09-16-16, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By owenfinn

Went with the trigger shifters. Not the most...

Went with the trigger shifters. Not the most elegant solution, I suppose aesthetically, but shifting and comfort is very much improved. Thanks!
...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,245
Posted By owenfinn

Still have it. The Big Apples have been...

Still have it.

The Big Apples have been great - not the fastest or lightest tires, but they (along with the Brooks Saddle) add tremendously to the overall comfort level. Reliable too - just got...
08-29-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By owenfinn

Advice on Yuba Mundo handlebar change and front rack

Have a 6 year old, 3x7 Shimano freewheel, Mundo v3. I`d like to replace the handlebar with a Nitto Bosco and get rid of the Revoshifters. Any ideas on shifters I could use? Would prefer simple...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-16, 02:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,471
Posted By owenfinn

The Giant Idiom is popular in Japan. ...

The Giant Idiom is popular in Japan.

http://www.giant.co.jp/giant16/bike_datail.php?p_id=00000054

http://www.giant.co.jp/giant16/images/bike/CA01/00000054_m.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 227,089
Posted By owenfinn

Did about 80 Kms along the beautiful Minamiboso...

Did about 80 Kms along the beautiful Minamiboso coast of Chiba this past Saturday on a Boardwalk D7. My friends were on a Dahon Speed D8 and a BF Tikit. What a great ride!
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 47,198
Posted By owenfinn

Wow - I wasn`t aware of failures in Japan as...

Wow - I wasn`t aware of failures in Japan as well. Thank you for posting that.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-16, 02:13 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,035,926
Posted By owenfinn

I ride my Muirwoods to work on most days. When...

I ride my Muirwoods to work on most days. When it`s rainy I ride an old minivelo with a basket and fenders.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7505/26444964053_7aba8062e0_b.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-16, 12:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,940
Posted By owenfinn

Started with a bunch of Carrymes but have found...

Started with a bunch of Carrymes but have found 20" inch wheeled folders to be most popular. I can still easily tow 2 at a time behind my longtail.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-16, 01:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,940
Posted By owenfinn

For what it`s worth, I haven`t heard of any Tern...

For what it`s worth, I haven`t heard of any Tern frame failures here in Japan. Having said that, as soon as I heard the first reports, I thought it wise to replace the Tern Link C7s I was renting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-16, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By owenfinn

"I guess it took place in Tōkyō, but Google...

"I guess it took place in Tōkyō, but Google didn't return infos about this 2016 occurence."

It`s actually in Yokohama this year.

http://www.cycle-style.com/
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-16, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By owenfinn

All carbon!

All carbon!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-16, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By owenfinn

It`s a 17 Bikes "EX Walker" - and speaking of...

It`s a 17 Bikes "EX Walker" - and speaking of comical, my friend turned one into a tall bike.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3874/14934374301_1b0329b2ae_h.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-16, 02:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By owenfinn

Ah thanks.

Ah thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-16, 02:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By owenfinn

Photos from "Minivelo Festa" 2016

Spent some quality time this afternoon checking out the latest in small wheels at "Minivelo Festa '16".

...aaand of course I took a bunch of photos - enjoy!

https://flic.kr/s/aHskzM14CU
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 227,089
Posted By owenfinn

With 1nterceptor a few weeks ago. :thumb: ...

With 1nterceptor a few weeks ago. :thumb:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1524/24965709856_161ab0f8f1_b.jpg

..and yesterday with a couple friends in Chiba.
...
02-06-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By owenfinn

Thanks for the help. They replaced the...

Thanks for the help.

They replaced the chain and it is running very smoothly.

It`s a 2010 model Dahon that really looks unused. Not a scratch on it, the tires are the original Rotolos. They...
02-05-16, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By owenfinn

Possible causes of chain skipping

Yesterday, I came across, what I thought to be, a great deal on a used Dahon Boardwalk 7 speed folding bike at a local used bike shop.

The bike is a few years old but looks unused. However, when...
Forum: Asia
02-03-16, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,791
Posted By owenfinn

You won`t need a registration sticker if you are...

You won`t need a registration sticker if you are just visiting.
Forum: Asia
02-02-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,791
Posted By owenfinn

You could try selling the Dahon at one of the...

You could try selling the Dahon at one of the bigger used/refurbished bike shops here like a Cycly - http://www.cycly.co.jp/Shop/Browse?CatID=001004 but they don't pay much. They would probably...
Forum: Asia
02-01-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,791
Posted By owenfinn

Shin Yokohama Station is only about 40 minutes,...

Shin Yokohama Station is only about 40 minutes, at a leisurely pace, from Yokohama Station and the waterfront by bike. Not so different from using the train really, plus you will see more. ex. I...
Forum: Asia
01-07-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,791
Posted By owenfinn

Don`t know much about Nagoya but I`m sure it`s...

Don`t know much about Nagoya but I`m sure it`s interesting. How about Yokohama? It`s definitely accessible with great public transportation - and bike share/and bike bike rental options. Great for...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-15, 01:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,294
Posted By owenfinn

Love my Yuba Mundo - it is an awesome city bike....

Love my Yuba Mundo - it is an awesome city bike. Makes living without a car easy. Problem is, of course, you need a safe place to store it.

Tern now makes a folding longtail that might work...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,030
Posted By owenfinn

Based on personal experience, and feedback from...

Based on personal experience, and feedback from customers(I have a rental bike business here in Yokohama), I'd say that is a great buy. Customers often comment on how surprisingly smooth and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 227,089
Posted By owenfinn

Boardwalk D7 in Yokohama ...

Boardwalk D7 in Yokohama

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5702/21641570040_17aa4ed72f_h.jpg
Forum: Asia
10-01-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,112
Posted By owenfinn

Really interesting - thanks for posting!

Really interesting - thanks for posting!
04-19-15, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,112
Posted By owenfinn

For my son`s 11th birthday he got a 26" Marin...

For my son`s 11th birthday he got a 26" Marin Muirwoods. The 15" frame fit him well enough then - and even better now that he is 12. He really loves the thing.
...
04-19-15, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,211,801
Posted By owenfinn

My Muirwoods 29er ...

My Muirwoods 29er

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8824/16957752137_f3ef8a641c_b.jpg
03-16-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,398
Posted By owenfinn

Ha! Small world indeed. This one right? ...

Ha! Small world indeed. This one right?

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/14637316380_ee21a5a5be_b.jpg
03-15-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,398
Posted By owenfinn

Thanks Tom! I`m actually originally from NY and...

Thanks Tom! I`m actually originally from NY and stay on W11th whenever I bring the family back to visit. You are right about space and parking on street overnight(during day anything goes) but...
03-12-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,398
Posted By owenfinn

The Mundo rides a lot better than people think. ...

The Mundo rides a lot better than people think. It is a heavy frame but if you put on some good wheels, tires and saddle, you can roll comfortably, at a good clip, for surprisingly long distances. ...
02-02-15, 11:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,755
Posted By owenfinn

I ride blinkies(never strobe) front and back when...

I ride blinkies(never strobe) front and back when riding at night here in the city(Yokohama). I change to having two front lights - one always on plus a blinkie, on longer rides at night when riding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-14, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 513,305
Posted By owenfinn

"Utilite" minivelo longtail - made in Japan ...

"Utilite" minivelo longtail - made in Japan

http://blog-imgs-60.fc2.com/u/t/i/utilitebikes/2013061623250755f.jpg
Forum: Commuting
11-30-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,245
Posted By owenfinn

Slapped on a 35 degree stem. My neck is happy...

Slapped on a 35 degree stem. My neck is happy but it might be a bit too much. Would like to be just a little more forward and lower. 25 degrees might be the sweet spot for commuting.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-14, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 513,305
Posted By owenfinn

While going through the thread again I thought...

While going through the thread again I thought the bike in post #116 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=116) looked familiar.

I actually got to ride the mystery...
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