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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 317,939
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: 356
Views: 14,225
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: 1,129
Views: 317,939
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: 1,129
Views: 317,939
Posted By mirfi

Ocean City Maryland ...

Ocean City Maryland


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x300/2021_04_21_ex01_86eb32af9ed726c50ef37c16f15542546dc7ab48.jpg
Fishing pier...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 317,939
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: 2,360
Views: 412,062
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: 1,129
Views: 317,939
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: 7,132
Views: 682,563
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: 2,360
Views: 412,062
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: 71
Views: 8,529
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: 2,753
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: 1,129
Views: 317,939
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: 71
Views: 8,529
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: 1,129
Views: 317,939
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: 20,043
Views: 4,400,288
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: 71
Views: 8,529
Posted By mirfi

Cool, a scythe.

Cool, a scythe.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,753
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: 77
Views: 4,145
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: 77
Views: 4,145
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: 55
Views: 3,521
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: 2,753
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: Foo
02-04-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11,692
Views: 2,434,816
Posted By mirfi

My front brakes make the loudest, screeching,...

My front brakes make the loudest, screeching, heaviest noise with almost no effort. My friends give me crap about it all the time. You'd think a 747 was landing.

But on the trail you should see...
02-02-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,243
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: 71
Views: 8,529
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: 51
Views: 12,155
Posted By mirfi

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

Old Pictures, updated basket, brake grips;


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The three speed is so functional...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,529
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: 2,039
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: 2,753
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: 2,753
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: Foo
01-12-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11,692
Views: 2,434,816
Posted By mirfi

It's 1 pound for a five minute argument

It's 1 pound for a five minute argument
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 648,904
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....
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,648
Posted By mirfi

IMHO, best bang for the buck is Downtube.

IMHO, best bang for the buck is Downtube.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,757
Posted By mirfi

It isn't the number as much as it is the range....

It isn't the number as much as it is the range. Research 'gear inches' on the Sheldon Brown site. For my case, if I want to go up steep hills I need low to be about 20 inches. If I want to go fast I...
Forum: Foo
11-21-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9,555
Views: 1,205,964
Posted By mirfi

190kph (118mph), a crash would be fatal.

190kph (118mph), a crash would be fatal.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 317,939
Posted By mirfi

Fishing pier Ocean City, Maryland ...

Fishing pier Ocean City, Maryland


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Locks Everywhere...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 317,939
Posted By mirfi

Northwest Lancaster River Trail, along the...

Northwest Lancaster River Trail, along the Susquehanna.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x300/09_27_2020_trail00_501187ff2c79ce984e1749d7ab1f0d35f3a0f618.jpg
One of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,360
Views: 412,062
Posted By mirfi

All, When I made the post about the damage,...

All,

When I made the post about the damage, Yan got in contact with me. He stands behind his product. Nonetheless, I felt I had to attempt to fix it. And if it doesn't fix, I'll look at a new one....
09-10-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,966
Posted By mirfi

Is it heresy to crush the noodles up in the bag,...

Is it heresy to crush the noodles up in the bag, pour them in a bowl, add mr. coffee heated water and eat with a spoon?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,838
Posted By mirfi

I ran over a busted whiskey bottle. Pulled over,...

I ran over a busted whiskey bottle. Pulled over, plucked the broken glass from the tread. Kept going. Next time I was at my LBS I profusely thanked my mechanic.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By mirfi

Lance, it's OK, we went over this.

Lance, it's OK, we went over this.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 298,340
Posted By mirfi

Chester, sinking time, love and money into...

Chester, sinking time, love and money into bicycles is an affliction we have and share. So much so that we gather on this site to talk about it. I feel your pain and have empathy with you. Amen.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 298,340
Posted By mirfi

3SpeedSlow, I agree. I don't mean to get...

3SpeedSlow, I agree.

I don't mean to get philosophical, (or start an argument) but here's my theory on bike value/price.
And I use this as 'rule of thumb' just to get an idea.

Using $400...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2,360
Views: 412,062
Posted By mirfi

The handlebar shifter on my 2012 vintage FS9 gave...

The handlebar shifter on my 2012 vintage FS9 gave up the ghost. Seems I had folded the handlebars the wrong way with the wheel the wrong way and two wrongs made the shifter sloppy. Attempts to adjust...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 298,340
Posted By mirfi

xRyan, This bike is so adaptable and there...

xRyan,

This bike is so adaptable and there is more than a few years of riders updating this thread.

Plus it is cute and easy to store.

Plenty, plenty, plenty of ideas.

Good luck, have fun
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 298,340
Posted By mirfi

52telecaster, I had to measure, 53cm model....

52telecaster, I had to measure, 53cm model. Length across the wheels, 54 inches. Height to top tube, 31 inches.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 298,340
Posted By mirfi

I would say yes. But to ease packing removing a...

I would say yes. But to ease packing removing a pedal(I have folding pedals) or a front wheel would help.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,607
Posted By mirfi

C'mon Man!!!!! The front O.L.D. is 91mm....

C'mon Man!!!!!

The front O.L.D. is 91mm. WTF!!! A brand new adult bike without a 100mm fork. It's like a universal standard. Did they save 5 cents a fork to put this junk on?

I've cannibalized...
04-11-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,752
Posted By mirfi

I always ride masked. ...

I always ride masked.


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Growl...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,607
Posted By mirfi

All, I never planned to put a hand brake on...

All,

I never planned to put a hand brake on this bike as I only intended it to be a 'vacation' flatland bike. But where I live is mildly hilly and I been grabbing it to do a ride around around the...
04-05-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 48,077
Posted By mirfi

I walk my bike in the store like I own it and...

I walk my bike in the store like I own it and have done it for ten years. I'm an old man, if they want to fight me they can. I'm nice, but determined.

Safeway, Aldi, Giant, Home Depot. No...
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