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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 353,835
Posted By mirfi

Syn, Not sure how much you have read this...

Syn,

Not sure how much you have read this whole thread. (It is a lot). But a usual upgrade is to drill out the stem hole on the rims to allow for Schrader valve tubes as they are much more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By mirfi

Wife and I spent a few days in Annapolis. I did...

Wife and I spent a few days in Annapolis. I did some riding in the morning.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 353,835
Posted By mirfi

Goes to show that there is an interest in...

Goes to show that there is an interest in minivelo bikes. Iím surprised of how little product offering is available in North America. Asia and Europe have access to many minivelos.

Few random...
06-28-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By mirfi

All, I had to stop wearing flip-flops...

All,

I had to stop wearing flip-flops because of the pain.

Took a chance on Reef Ortho Spring sandals, bought from Zappos(?). Working from home, I wear them all the time.

This was...
06-26-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By mirfi

Ten years ago I spent lots of money at the...

Ten years ago I spent lots of money at the podiatrist who came up with $700 pads that fit in my shoe. Cured it.

Now I go to the local Walmart, Walgreen, CVS, whatever and buy the Dr Scholl's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By mirfi

Folding and removable. I am sure I've had...

Folding and removable.

I am sure I've had every manufacturer of inexpensive (<$20) folding pedals on my folders/smallwheel over the last 15 years. I weigh 250+ so I put a lot of strain on them. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By mirfi

Not sure if you are going to work on it. But I...

Not sure if you are going to work on it. But I messed with one last year.
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1221573-vintage-german-folder-1980-s-department-store-bike-2.html
03-28-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By mirfi

Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen...

Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31111?msg=welcome_stranger
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By mirfi

We spent some time in Washington DC, attended a...

We spent some time in Washington DC, attended a Capitals game. Next day I went for a chilly morning ride.

Getting around the DC monuments and sites by folder is the way to go. BTW, there are 2-3...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,966
Posted By mirfi

All, I been posting photos to "Folders in...

All,

I been posting photos to "Folders in the Wild" and neglecting this threads, so lemme do some updates.

...
02-15-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 785,792
Posted By mirfi

Christmas Gift ...

Christmas Gift


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Be safe my friends
02-10-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By mirfi

If it's a removable derailleur hanger. Take it...

If it's a removable derailleur hanger. Take it off and hammer it flat.

I have done that and it worked. I also ordered a new one.
02-05-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By mirfi

Because of him, I have a Raleigh Twenty. I know...

Because of him, I have a Raleigh Twenty. I know what the Gear Inches are on my bicycles or what they will be on a yet un-purchased bike. Probably 90% of what I know, I learned from he.

Thank you...
02-05-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,912
Posted By mirfi

I have an unnatural feel of being "doored", my...

I have an unnatural feel of being "doored", my daughter bought me this shirt.

...
01-21-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,500
Posted By mirfi

Old thread, but the exact issue I'm facing. Love...

Old thread, but the exact issue I'm facing. Love BikeForums.

Gonna take my 8 year old old Bikesdirect Motobecane Fantom Cross for a tour of the GAP. It has DC19 wheels and I had put 26mm Conti's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,672
Posted By mirfi

Have fun. For inexpensive upgrades and...

Have fun.

For inexpensive upgrades and advice go to your local bike collective. Like https://freewheelshouston.org. Those places usually sell leftover parts for cost. (I donate extra).
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By mirfi

Lets say it all fits. What size is the chainring,...

Lets say it all fits. What size is the chainring, or what gear inches are you expecting
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By mirfi

We stayed in Chincoteague this week, I cycled to...

We stayed in Chincoteague this week, I cycled to Assateague a couple days. Nice and flat for this single speed. Picture is of the Pony Lookout. Actually ponies in the background.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By mirfi

Great bike, note, the lug nuts are Whitworth...

Great bike, note, the lug nuts are Whitworth standard. So, I ordered some 17/32 sockets from Home Depot. Also on the forums is the "For the love of English 3 speeds..." threads.

Have fun, they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,513
Posted By mirfi

I've had a few, great bikes. I snap them up and...

I've had a few, great bikes. I snap them up and re-home them. Great for us older folk with their low step-over height.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By mirfi

It was a nice day, so my friends decided to take...

It was a nice day, so my friends decided to take their boat to Rock Hall. We brought our folders.

...
05-11-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,376
Posted By mirfi

I'm an old fat slow guy. Built for comfort, not...

I'm an old fat slow guy. Built for comfort, not for speed.

Nonetheless, I'm addicted to watching the Tour De France (and Orioles/Ravens/Caps). So wife buys me sports jerseys, That includes TDF...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By mirfi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By mirfi

Ocean City Maryland ...

Ocean City Maryland


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Fishing pier...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By mirfi

It is for coffee ...

It is for coffee

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Huffy-Bike-Beverage-Cup-Holder-Black/35679265

I've built these with a handlebar clamp and a big old tomato can.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 464,975
Posted By mirfi

Some friends of mine finished restoring a cabin...

Some friends of mine finished restoring a cabin cruiser and were interested in folding bikes. So we looked around and they ended up with the two Dahons (5 speed Stowaway/Speed UNO). When the 8H...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By mirfi

Went out with some family and friends on their...

Went out with some family and friends on their new-ish folders,

Nice day for a ride to get acquainted with their folders.
...
04-07-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7,754
Views: 867,315
Posted By mirfi

DogBone wrenches to keep in the saddle bags of my...

DogBone wrenches to keep in the saddle bags of my old Euro folders.

From eBay. 99 cents American. Took a month to get here.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 464,975
Posted By mirfi

Just bought a 8H, probably 15 years old. Been in...

Just bought a 8H, probably 15 years old. Been in storage, needs TLC/pedals.but that 8speed IGH is sweet. Pictures to follow.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,262
Posted By mirfi

Speaking of greasing the bottom headset bearings....

Speaking of greasing the bottom headset bearings. I recently read a Sheldon Brown article about them.OverhaulHeadsets are pretty durable, and hardly ever need to be serviced if your bicycle has a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,535
Posted By mirfi

These handlebars adjust front and back and can...

These handlebars adjust front and back and can adjust quill stem up and down.

Handlebars are Wald 8069 Hi-Rise Handlebar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By mirfi

3, You say Kubel? ...

3,
You say Kubel?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x400/thing00_f059d6a68fa5b3a30ef2067144557da21c4b01be.jpg
Bike rack the Raleigh usually sits on. Still has a Baltimore...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,262
Posted By mirfi

Your eloquent expression of frustration reminds...

Your eloquent expression of frustration reminds me of this;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9wsjroVlu8
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,071
Posted By mirfi

Not in the 'Wild', just on my patio. A couple I...

Not in the 'Wild', just on my patio. A couple I know has been talking 'folding bike' for their cabin cruiser.

So I invited them over for some riding
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20,535
Views: 4,798,098
Posted By mirfi

I bought a bunch of multi-tools to hand out to my...

I bought a bunch of multi-tools to hand out to my friends who recently re-started cycling or are getting bikes for their kids.

I wonder how many were like this?
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,262
Posted By mirfi

Cool, a scythe.

Cool, a scythe.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,535
Posted By mirfi

I think I'll leave it tucked in for now, worried...

I think I'll leave it tucked in for now, worried about foot strike. I want to put some miles on it. Might even clip it some.
02-19-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,175
Posted By mirfi

I am not going to relate my current status, but...

I am not going to relate my current status, but if I could do it over I'd get a second opinion. I ignored that advice.

I concur, GET A SECOND OPINION!!

At a different hospital/practice.
02-19-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,175
Posted By mirfi

Just an FYI, I was warned my first ejaculate may...

Just an FYI, I was warned my first ejaculate may be bloody. And it was, very. And slightly the second.

So, ahem, you may want to test the equipment away from the wife.
02-15-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,555
Posted By mirfi

Uncle G, I had a thai bike for a while, a "Hare",...

Uncle G, I had a thai bike for a while, a "Hare", had a seat on the back with foot pegs. Geometry was too small.

Below is my current "Shopper", low gear is about 25 gear inches so I get a little...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,535
Posted By mirfi

I had some time to work on Exclusiv. I...

I had some time to work on Exclusiv.

I needed to adjust the bottom bracket as it was loose. Tried tightening the nut, didn't work. TIL (Today I Learned), one loosens the nut and uses the 'dust...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 353,835
Posted By mirfi

Grocery store run last Wednesday Baskets...

Grocery store run last Wednesday

Baskets getting a lot of use.

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I...
02-02-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,649
Posted By mirfi

I am 65, (numerous health issues), I love...

I am 65, (numerous health issues), I love shoveling snow I guess because of my ADD/OCD.

I will shovel for hours and have no problem shoveling the entire street. Yeah, I'm that guy.

It's all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,262
Posted By mirfi

Geepig, The 'euro' folders are usually good....

Geepig,

The 'euro' folders are usually good.

What is disappointing is the new cheap folders with rear cassettes and their comically low and tight gear inches. Cassette range of 12-25 and the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,091
Posted By mirfi

Old Pictures, updated basket, brake grips; ...

Old Pictures, updated basket, brake grips;


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1976_eccddb63315ebf424e672be08d4517131f717442.jpg
The three speed is so functional...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,262
Posted By mirfi

Nice story. Thank you, I feel as though I've been...

Nice story. Thank you, I feel as though I've been on the same type of adventure. Every 'used' bicycle has a story.

As far as gearing in concerned, you may want to refer to the "Sheldon Brown Gear...
01-15-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,950
Posted By mirfi

Also looking for info on Roddy ten speed. Made in...

Also looking for info on Roddy ten speed. Made in Korea.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x400/roddy00_13c6ebc2e6472a927e145da1970304299ba7b72c.jpg
After a can of WD40...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,535
Posted By mirfi

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x400/exclusiv00_b4277bd9028a39f551a09f32a712b9368d808e8e.jpg
Unusual reflector holder...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,535
Posted By mirfi

Vintage German Folder - 1980's department store bike

Hello,

I have a German folding bike that has been sitting under a porch for 30-35 years.Seems my late brother and family were stationed in Zweibrucken(?) Germany in the late 70's, early 80's and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 696,570
Posted By mirfi

Picked up an 'Exclusiv', Generic German folder of...

Picked up an 'Exclusiv', Generic German folder of the late 70's. We pumped up the tires later and rode it around....
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