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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 335,849
Posted By Rincewind8

Advanced search -> search single content type ->...

Advanced search -> search single content type -> search for threads with at least 2000 replies -> sort results by number of replies -> it's on page 8 of the results (176-200)

:)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 335,849
Posted By Rincewind8

Currently #77...

Currently #77 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=77) in the all time monster thread history of bikeforums...

Correction: #189...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 335,849
Posted By Rincewind8

Oh wow! I never realized I created such a monster...

Oh wow! I never realized I created such a monster thread!
I did end up buying a Downtube folding bike a long time ago. I modified it quite a bit and rode it for some time (even in some semi-fast...
07-12-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,542
Posted By Rincewind8

It really depends on the mood of the station...

It really depends on the mood of the station manager, but it's not that far to ride.

From Union Station I'd head south-west to the Capitol/Beginning of the National Mall. Then ride along the mall...
02-23-08, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By Rincewind8

According to Marin's website, the San Anselmo (or...

According to Marin's website, the San Anselmo (or any other bike from their city line) was NOT available in 18.5" in 2007, 2006, or 2005...

Their comfort line came in 18.5" in 2007: ...
02-12-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,388
Posted By Rincewind8

That's why you are the ...Geek and I'm not. ;) ...

That's why you are the ...Geek and I'm not. ;)

Thanks for posting the link(s).
02-12-08, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By Rincewind8

:D

:D
02-08-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,388
Posted By Rincewind8

http://www.chucksbikes.com offers a triplet...

http://www.chucksbikes.com offers a triplet frame. I don't know how good it is. I think someone wrote about this frame in this forum, but I can't find the thread...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,689
Posted By Rincewind8

"Bounciness" can be adjusted with the right...

"Bounciness" can be adjusted with the right spring/damper in almost any suspension setup. Unfortunately highly adjustable spring/dampers are not readily available in all sizes and are usually rather...
02-05-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By Rincewind8

Here is one from DT Swiss:...

Here is one from DT Swiss: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id=12727&src=froogleUS&currency=USD
01-31-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By Rincewind8

You could use a rug/towel around the seat post to...

You could use a rug/towel around the seat post to prevent scratching when you clamp it. I've seen many bike store mechanics to that.
I personally don't care if the seat post on my bike gets...
01-30-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Rincewind8

I think it's just clouds or fog. In the later...

I think it's just clouds or fog. In the later pictures everything is clear.
01-29-08, 04:55 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 20,001
Posted By Rincewind8

Don't you see...?!? It can be used to ram things...

Don't you see...?!? It can be used to ram things out of the way or the saw blade in front just cuts them up! :D
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-08, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,614
Posted By Rincewind8

The 1upusa trainer apparently is adjustable to...

The 1upusa trainer apparently is adjustable to fit 16"-29" wheels, but it's pricey. Others might fit, too.
01-26-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Rincewind8

+1 on that. My SO and I happened to ride on...

+1 on that.

My SO and I happened to ride on the Iron Horse trail in the other direction that day on the tandem. Several of the Cinderellas seemed to think they are actual princesses and the path...
01-25-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,810
Posted By Rincewind8

Some double legged/center/main stands for...

Some double legged/center/main stands for motorcycles have an "extra lever arm" attached. To get the motorbike onto the stand, you push the stand down, balance the motorcycle that both legs of the...
01-24-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,782
Posted By Rincewind8

I hope it's flat where he rides it... I don't...

I hope it's flat where he rides it... I don't think it has a brake.
01-23-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 7,147
Posted By Rincewind8

It's single digit temperatures in the bay area,...

It's single digit temperatures in the bay area, too. :cry:

Celsius that is.
01-23-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Rincewind8

If you switch the little lever of the right...

If you switch the little lever of the right shifter from "SIS" to "F"(riction) it should work fine for a 7-speed system, but you won't have "clicks".
01-23-08, 12:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,810
Posted By Rincewind8

I suggest you have the legs of the kick-stand...

I suggest you have the legs of the kick-stand longer, so the bike is supported by the kick-stand and one of the wheels. Four contact points require a level surface to not be "tippy" - three contact...
01-21-08, 02:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,420
Posted By Rincewind8

It's force per unit area, not pressure per unit...

It's force per unit area, not pressure per unit area. :p
01-21-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Rincewind8

The lower braze-ons on the fork are probably for...

The lower braze-ons on the fork are probably for a rack, like those on the seat stays, if they are symmetrical. The one on the right side of the fork could also be for a generator. I'd be surprised...
01-18-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,027
Posted By Rincewind8

Stoker 5-6 120lbs, Captain 5-11 157lbs, Bike...

Stoker 5-6 120lbs, Captain 5-11 157lbs, Bike probably ~40lb

Only our bike didn't contribute with any weight loss... :p
01-18-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,355
Posted By Rincewind8

+shipping to Columbia (iqaro seems to be located...

+shipping to Columbia (iqaro seems to be located there) +import taxes/duty = much more expensive
12-20-07, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Rincewind8

Since you seem to like DIY, why not make a...

Since you seem to like DIY, why not make a lockable box that you attach to you surf board rack instead of taking a backpack?
12-03-07, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,516
Posted By Rincewind8

If I recall right Continental gives a recommended...

If I recall right Continental gives a recommended pressure, which I guess is the 85psi mentioned, and a maximum pressure, which I guess is the 102psi (coincidently 20% higher than 85psi ;) ).

I...
12-02-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,516
Posted By Rincewind8

The ideal gas law is: pressure*Volume =...

The ideal gas law is:

pressure*Volume = mu(number of moles of gas)*R(Universal gas constant) *Temperature(in Kelvin)

Assuming the volume stays constant, p/T has to stay constant. So filling the...
12-01-07, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rincewind8

spingineer, thanks for organizing this. I...

spingineer,

thanks for organizing this. I had fun.
11-29-07, 02:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,680
Posted By Rincewind8

Just some ideas... I think it might be...

Just some ideas...

I think it might be possible to use a small 12v solar panel attached to a 12v immersion heater element that you somehow rig to the cap of a thermos to keep the water warm for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-07, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,158
Posted By Rincewind8

Everything can fail! To make sure thing don't...

Everything can fail! To make sure thing don't fail, they have to be properly designed, manufactured, used and maintained. This applies to everything, no matter what it is made out of.

BTW, steel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,158
Posted By Rincewind8

If the frames were exactly the same (design, tube...

If the frames were exactly the same (design, tube diameter, wall thickness,...) but made from different materials:
Density of aluminum used for bicycle frames ~2.8g/ccm
Density of most steels used...
11-20-07, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,617
Posted By Rincewind8

I think it's a great idea and I would definitely...

I think it's a great idea and I would definitely do it. I ride our tandem solo to pick up my SO from work sometimes. I also rode it solo down a steep 7 mile descent and I had or problem keeping...
11-01-07, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By Rincewind8

yes

yes
11-01-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Rincewind8

I may not have fully understood your setup, but...

I may not have fully understood your setup, but it sounds like you need hubs where the flanges are closer together?!

By how much do the spokes rub? If it's just a mm or so, you might be able to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-07, 01:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,462
Posted By Rincewind8

Did you maybe mean issue 52? ...

Did you maybe mean issue 52?
http://www.ihpva.org/pubs/HP52.pdf
10-15-07, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,184
Posted By Rincewind8

AFAIK the import taxes on good imported into...

AFAIK the import taxes on good imported into Mexico are also quite high.

You should have gotten one of the bikes (trikes) with the cart in the front... :D
10-12-07, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Rincewind8

Is this ride still planned? On the 20th of Oct.?

Is this ride still planned? On the 20th of Oct.?
10-03-07, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By Rincewind8

I don't recommend using the road version of the...

I don't recommend using the road version of the BB7 with v-brake levers. For the moment I have this setup on my single MTB bike and I barely can make that stop (I had a set of the road version in my...
10-02-07, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By Rincewind8

I started day one at 6:30 with my team. I met...

I started day one at 6:30 with my team. I met Curtis and Tricia (<- I hope I got that right...) when I I was about to leave the rest stop in Stinson Beach.
On day two I started at around 7:00....
10-02-07, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By Rincewind8

Here is her blog/report: ...

Here is her blog/report:

http://graciesgallivanting.blogspot.com/
09-27-07, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By Rincewind8

The original plan was to ride the MS150 with my...

The original plan was to ride the MS150 with my GF on the tandem, but she cannot make it because of work. :( So I'll be on my single bike.

If I see NorCal jerseys I'll definitely holler.

What...
09-24-07, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By Rincewind8

Mtb is first, since skateboarding is declining: ...

Mtb is first, since skateboarding is declining:
http://www.google.com/trends?q=mtb%2C+mountain+biking%2C+skateboarding&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

Mtb also wins in this:...
09-20-07, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rincewind8

There is a road version of the Avid BB7 available...

There is a road version of the Avid BB7 available that works wonderfully without any travel agent. I use one of those on the front of our (road) tandem and it works great. Unfortunately our tandem...
09-20-07, 01:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,287
Posted By Rincewind8

I think you'd have to substitute France and...

I think you'd have to substitute France and french with Switzerland and swiss:
09-19-07, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,919
Posted By Rincewind8

I think they are a copy of wheels that grimeca...

I think they are a copy of wheels that grimeca produced a few years back. The made them in Al and Mg. They look interesting, but they are extremely heavy (the ad on ebay says 5 lb front and 5.5 lb...
09-19-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rincewind8

Actually, the Avid BB7s have dial knobs for brake...

Actually, the Avid BB7s have dial knobs for brake pad adjustment for both sides. You don't have to use the barrel adjuster.
And yes, they work great. IIRC they performed better than several...
09-18-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rincewind8

If the brake came with road style levers, it's...

If the brake came with road style levers, it's AFAIK either the HS-66 or the HS-77.
Further, AFAIK the levers and calipers of the rim brakes are compatible only with other rim brakes. E.g. HS-33...
09-14-07, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By Rincewind8

My friends and me bought one just like you...

My friends and me bought one just like you describe (sparkly blue) as a wedding gift for another friend.
I think the seller said it was from '62 if I remember right.

You got a great deal!
...
09-13-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,524
Posted By Rincewind8

I don't expect it to be anything like Mt. Diablo...

I don't expect it to be anything like Mt. Diablo at all! The climbs are not as steep and by far not as long as Mt. Diablo.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Rincewind8

A search for "Sinclair" got me to this thread: ...

A search for "Sinclair" got me to this thread:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=327057&highlight=sinclair
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