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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,158
Posted By hopperja

Just to confirm for everyone... my 20" Tern Link...

Just to confirm for everyone... my 20" Tern Link does not fit inside an Ikea Dimpa bag but the Brompton fits with room to spare. The blue Ikea open-top bags might work.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,876
Posted By hopperja

Stans No Tube is much better than Slime at...

Stans No Tube is much better than Slime at filling small (up to 1/4") holes in tubes. I've ridden with others in goat-head territory where they've had numerous flats and I've had none.

I run...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,513
Posted By hopperja

I'm using a 1.5" PVC tube that holds my tent...

I'm using a 1.5" PVC tube that holds my tent poles, instead of a wood dowel that is only a wood dowel. I just made it so I don't have any miles on it yet, but there's no reason it shouldn't work.
09-02-15, 09:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By hopperja

A few words on low carb eating: #1-...

A few words on low carb eating:

#1- (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1-) excess protein is digested into sugars. Thus, low carb high protein is not low carb. To do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-15, 11:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,278
Posted By hopperja

I contacted Tern. They graciously offered to...

I contacted Tern. They graciously offered to exchange my frame. I'm very pleased with this, as this bike fits me so well and is such a joy to ride.

Kudos to Tern, their customer service, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,278
Posted By hopperja

Yes I know he picture isn't the greatest. And...

Yes I know he picture isn't the greatest. And yes, the white line is difficult to see. It's also difficult to see with the naked eye. I had to use the light (it's actually not a flash) to get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,329
Posted By hopperja

I did my first and only century on my '12 Tern...

I did my first and only century on my '12 Tern Link P9 a couple years ago.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,278
Posted By hopperja

Posted this on Tern forums: I have a Tern...

Posted this on Tern forums:

I have a Tern Link P9 I purchased direct from Tern. It's an early model, with SN starting with A111132. Of course, the recall starts with A111133. This makes me...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-15, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,051
Posted By hopperja

Don't know how far you're going, but for 2+ years...

Don't know how far you're going, but for 2+ years I rode 75 minutes (13 miles w/ lots of climbing) one way one day a week. I just showered before I left and changed when I got there. Never an issue....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-13, 12:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,998
Posted By hopperja

I know this isn't a pump thread, but here's my...

I know this isn't a pump thread, but here's my thoughts on a pump:

I too am not familiar with the Brompton pump. However, I have a Topeak Morph pump and rarely take it with me. I leave it at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-26-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,822
Posted By hopperja

How does your BF compare to the Brompton?

How does your BF compare to the Brompton?
12-22-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,016
Posted By hopperja

I've done something similar many times. Either a...

I've done something similar many times. Either a trail-a-bike towing a kid trailer or a BAW 64A towing the kid trailer converted to a utility trailer. This setup works very well, and adds a couple...
12-18-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,879
Posted By hopperja

While I'm not sure the Cygolite Hotshot is the...

While I'm not sure the Cygolite Hotshot is the best light out there, it is USB rechargeable. Given that, I'm not sure why you think it's not.
12-17-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,848
Posted By hopperja

What's with the lame English? Obviously you...

What's with the lame English? Obviously you speak English, but write in a style that slows the reader down. Perhaps your time is more valuable than everyone elses's.
12-13-12, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By hopperja

I've pulled ~575 pounds while I had ~200 pounds...

I've pulled ~575 pounds while I had ~200 pounds on the bike + the weight of the bike/bags/rack. I'd bet the rolling total was ~840 pounds (there are pictures in these forums). It's so much weight...
12-13-12, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By hopperja

Thanks for the feedback. I'll have to look...

Thanks for the feedback.

I'll have to look into this. By the way, I've built several wheels, so I can save some expense there. That's going to be the way to go.

What do you guys think of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 70,544
Posted By hopperja

The best I can see: 1- a Brompton taken...

The best I can see:
1- a Brompton taken un-bagged as a carry on in the overhead compartment. From what I've read on-line, they'll fit.
2- a carry-on legal backpack/rucksack. You can attach it to...
12-12-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By hopperja

My questions should be easy to answer by any Yuba...

My questions should be easy to answer by any Yuba owner.

I have 9 spd SRAM trigger shifters on my Kona. Due to this, I think keeping a 9spd cassette or freewheel would be ideal. I know the...
12-10-12, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By hopperja

The Yuba rear wheel has cartridge bearings and a...

The Yuba rear wheel has cartridge bearings and a 14mm axel. I wonder if I could replace the bearings with a 9.5mm ID bearing (not sure what the OD of the stock Yuba bearing is) and replace the axel...
12-03-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By hopperja

OK, I've measured my rear dropout. It is 135mm...

OK, I've measured my rear dropout. It is 135mm OLD, but, the dropouts are only 10mm. That leaves me with 2 options: hack up my frame to fit a 14mm axel (which I don't want to do because it could...
12-03-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By hopperja

I need a new rear wheel...

I'm sure it's no surprise to some, but I need a new rear wheel for my trailer hauling mountainbike.

I use a 2005 Kona Caldera for pulling my Bikes at Work 64A. Sometimes, I have a second trailer...
11-05-12, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,017
Posted By hopperja

Flashbak...

Flashbak (http://flashbakonline.com/Flashbak_Product_Advantages.html).

Never seen one in person, but it gets good reviews.
11-03-12, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,094
Posted By hopperja

1- you could support some of the weight by...

1- you could support some of the weight by putting a support into the seat tube.

2- I've often thought Adams should make a utility converstion for their trail-a-bikes.

3- a wider tire (ie,...
10-17-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,196
Posted By hopperja

1- In WA, police can stop anyone for a violation...

1- In WA, police can stop anyone for a violation whether on or off duty. However, it would be silly to do it off duty unless it was for a serious offense. Off duty cops make better witnesses that...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,044
Posted By hopperja

A windproof helmet cover and an ear band for me.

A windproof helmet cover and an ear band for me.
10-11-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,196
Posted By hopperja

The law is very technical and the police are not...

The law is very technical and the police are not allowed in any state to make up laws. Rather, they are required to interpret the statutory law and case law already in place. If that officer was...
10-11-12, 10:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,196
Posted By hopperja

Perhaps in CA but not in WA. This is most likely...

Perhaps in CA but not in WA. This is most likely dependent on each state's case law.
09-25-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By hopperja

If you don't think the car behind you is going to...

If you don't think the car behind you is going to see you slow, put on your flashers (hazard lights, ie, both sides flashing) as you slow.
09-23-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,852
Posted By hopperja

This is exactly how I'd do it, though as I said,...

This is exactly how I'd do it, though as I said, I might put some support underneath it if needed. In this picture, I can't tell if there's any support. Regardless, this completely eliminates the...
09-22-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,852
Posted By hopperja

I have a BAW 64a and if I was to haul 4x8...

I have a BAW 64a and if I was to haul 4x8 plywood, I would just lay it flat. I'd probably put 2 - 4 foot 2x2 or 2x4 pieces underneath to support it at the edges (one across the fenders, one at the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,304
Posted By hopperja

I'll talk with my oldest (10 yo boy) to see if he...

I'll talk with my oldest (10 yo boy) to see if he knows how to do that (take video then figure out how to post it).... hmm...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By hopperja

Merino wool windbriefs are the answer. With...

Merino wool windbriefs are the answer. With them, I don't have any issue commuting ~40 minutes in 25 F weather (I could go longer, but that's the commute). I use the smartwool variety, similar to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-12, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,304
Posted By hopperja

Perhaps you didn't read each of my replies (I...

Perhaps you didn't read each of my replies (I don't blame you, I probably wouldn't have either).

So, to be clear... I have launched myself many times off of curbs on my Tern Link P9 with no...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,304
Posted By hopperja

Perhaps not your YOUR folding bike, but on my...

Perhaps not your YOUR folding bike, but on my Tern Link P9, I've been able to bunny hop without any subsequent problems (just playing a round/showing off for my 10 year old). No, I haven't bunny...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,303
Posted By hopperja

I believe a very bright rear light is more...

I believe a very bright rear light is more important than even a mediocre head light, all things being equal. I've seen many riders buy a cheap rear light then spend their life's savings on the...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By hopperja

You're considering spending 98 CAD on a rack and...

You're considering spending 98 CAD on a rack and 18L pannier.

Wiggle (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/carradice-nelson-longflap-saddle-bag/) currently has the Nelson Longflap (18L) for 72.68 CAD with (I...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,795
Posted By hopperja

I have commuted thousands of miles over the past...

I have commuted thousands of miles over the past few years on my CrossCheck. It is an excellent, reliable commuter bike.

That being said, I've never ridden a Riv bike, but with all the reading...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,304
Posted By hopperja

Agreed, and in the few hundred miles I have on my...

Agreed, and in the few hundred miles I have on my Link P9, I've jumped off of several curbs with never a problem or even a flex in the frame/handlepost. In a pinch, I wouldn't hesitate to launch off...
09-09-12, 12:16 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,410
Posted By hopperja

Interesting... If I'm reading correctly, you're...

Interesting... If I'm reading correctly, you're saying a 7spd cassette is more durable than a 7spd freehub set-up. All things being equal, ie, dish, spoke length, tension, etc, I'd think they'd be...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-12, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By hopperja

Replace your bottom bracket with a mid-line BB...

Replace your bottom bracket with a mid-line BB from Shimano or any other source, then forget about it. I have several bikes, and only 1 time have I worn out a BB.... it was on a MTB with about 3,000...
09-08-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By hopperja

I have a small solar charger (Goal Zero...

I have a small solar charger (Goal Zero (http://www.goalzero.com/shop/p/11/Nomad%207%20Solar%20Panel/17:1)) that fits nicely either on my front rack (Nashbar...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By hopperja

I have no idea about your setup, but I have never...

I have no idea about your setup, but I have never had a problem with a heavier load up high in a Carradice Nelson Longflap. I have also never had a problem finding a way to mount my DiNotte 140L...
09-07-12, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,475
Posted By hopperja

In WA, cyclists riding on the roadway are...

In WA, cyclists riding on the roadway are required to ride with traffic. However, assuming no sidewalk, pedestrians (pedestrians also include skateboarders, and most of the time wheel chair...
09-06-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,410
Posted By hopperja

I completely disagree. Generally freewheels are...

I completely disagree. Generally freewheels are built around 7 speed clusters (or perhaps 6 or even 5). This makes for a more symetrical wheel, meaning it's stronger. You can use a larger gear...
09-03-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,689
Posted By hopperja

I'm curious as to which rear light it was. I'd...

I'm curious as to which rear light it was. I'd like to NOT use that rear light, in favor of something brighter.

This makes me think of something I've commented on several times in the commuting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-12, 12:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,255
Posted By hopperja

While I agree it's tight, a little grease may...

While I agree it's tight, a little grease may help. It'll keep it from creaking as well.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-12, 11:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,255
Posted By hopperja

I have never ridden a Brompton. However, I...

I have never ridden a Brompton.

However, I have ridden (my first) century on my Tern Link P9. I've commuted with it 10 miles each way. I've run to the store, folded it up and put it in a...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,680
Posted By hopperja

Anyone try the Ortleib style bags from MEC...

Anyone try the Ortleib style bags from MEC (http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Cycling/PanniersBagsRacks/PRD~5024-309/mec-aqua-not-3-46l-panniers.jsp)?

Here is a link to the Carradice panniers ...
08-16-12, 12:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,066
Posted By hopperja

I have my Fenix in a Two-Fish ...

I have my Fenix in a Two-Fish (http://www.twofish.biz/bike.html)lock block with Eneloop batteries in it. I keep it in my bike bag (usually a Carradice Nelson longflap...
08-16-12, 12:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,495
Posted By hopperja

I suppose each to their own. If you've got...

I suppose each to their own. If you've got ~$2,000 to drop on an entirely new bike and this is what you want, then go for it. For me, I just used a bike I already had and bought a kid trailer at a...
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