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Forum: Foo
08-10-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By folder fanatic

:) Yes, we are all secret cat (& dog as well)...

:) Yes, we are all secret cat (& dog as well) videos junkies! The more weird, oddball, and cute-the better!

You don't believe me? Here is some proof:

".........animal lovers’ slow descent...
Forum: Foo
08-09-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By folder fanatic

The videos are going viral all over the Internet....

The videos are going viral all over the Internet. That's where you probably saw them.
08-09-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By folder fanatic

Bicycle-Powered Sewing Machine Sewing Up (What Else?) A Bicycle Cap!

http://vimeo.com/22382844
http://vimeo.com/22382844 (http://vimeo.com/22382844)

Now presented for your personal enjoyment and entertainment, here is the "marriage" between a treadle (foot...
Forum: Foo
08-09-13, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By folder fanatic

Cats hate loud decibel noises like the ones that...

Cats hate loud decibel noises like the ones that vacuum cleaners (even the tiny ones) emit.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,634
Posted By folder fanatic

If you want to lock up bikes, you should have...

If you want to lock up bikes, you should have bought a regular bike. The fold up/carry about feature that folding bikes have to the lesser or greater extent is the way to best protect your bike. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,570
Posted By folder fanatic

I really love the Dutch made Basil-which are one...

I really love the Dutch made Basil-which are one of the suppliers of your Seattle Bike Supply wholesaler. http://www.basil.nl/ (http://www.basil.nl/) But being rather poor I cannot simply afford...
Forum: Foo
08-08-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By folder fanatic

Thank you! My sister once taught one of our cats...

Thank you! My sister once taught one of our cats to be held as she rode her bike. I suppose some cats could be trained. The happiest cats are the ones that "think of the activity" themselves and...
Forum: Foo
08-08-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By folder fanatic

Better suggestion for your friend (and I have...

Better suggestion for your friend (and I have done this myself). If you got stuck in a bad deal, don't throw it away on charity (which does not appreciate the donations anymore and you will not get...
Forum: Foo
08-08-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By folder fanatic

Perhaps these excerpts will help to answer some...

Perhaps these excerpts will help to answer some of your concerns:
‘Shark Cat’ Loves Riding His Roomba
“............He loves to the ride the Roomba,” Max’s owner, Helen Arnold of Houston told...
Forum: Foo
08-07-13, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By folder fanatic

For The Foo Weird & Wacky Set; Cat in a Shark Suit Riding a Roomba

An obvious cashing in on the "Sharknado" current craze.
Here is another cat video featuring a hapless feline wearing a shark costume, riding a Roomba.

Starting off with just the cat only:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By folder fanatic

Another BBC Article On Brompton Bicycles For It's Many Fans & Foes

While there have been many, many articles and video features on the iconic and venerable Brompton bicycles over the years, here is some takes on why and the hows of it's successful place in the...
07-31-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,812
Posted By folder fanatic

Don't get too upset at these developments. I...

Don't get too upset at these developments. I sure did not when I rode my bikes. I learn to adapt to a simply hostile-to-bicycles/pedestrians/alternative small motor vehicles world that I always...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By folder fanatic

Everything for serious commuting on rather...

Everything for serious commuting on rather somewhat hilly ground. Without the hassles of derailleur exposed to everything damaging gearing. All my present bicycles are IGH equipped speaks for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,945
Posted By folder fanatic

I always just love these very creative ideas...

I always just love these very creative ideas about what to do about carrying your precious possession on a little bikes such as folders are. Though my own ideas involve as little work as I can get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By folder fanatic

With extreme caution. If an owner does not offer...

With extreme caution. If an owner does not offer proof of purchase or anything else important about that particular bicycle (i.e. like recalls), I personally would not buy from that private party. ...
07-22-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By folder fanatic

Real Truth About Cycling Anywhere; What You Believe, Even Adapt, For Yourself

The original challenge to cycling paradise-or the closest a first world country may do:

The Dutch Prize Their Pedal Power, but a Sea of Bikes Swamps Their Capital...
07-22-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,178
Posted By folder fanatic

Don't miss this for further reading on bicycles...

Don't miss this for further reading on bicycles and their use in your own post-Apocalypse visions. This guide really encourages starting out writers of this genre to keep it realistic with bicycle...
07-22-13, 11:49 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,178
Posted By folder fanatic

Sure bicycles will be more valuable than a...

Sure bicycles will be more valuable than a car-right up there with food, water and a secure elements protected housing. They will probably be worth their weight in gold. As for lacking in...
07-21-13, 09:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,956
Posted By folder fanatic

While I actually did not own a car for many years...

While I actually did not own a car for many years prior to this, I drove borrowed and rented motor vehicles-light weight manual transmission trucks, passenger cars, limited time on motorcycles, and...
07-17-13, 12:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,550
Posted By folder fanatic

As for my own unique adaptation to making my...

As for my own unique adaptation to making my Twenty more like a modern folding bike (i.e. Dahons), here is my own take on keeping the parts together when it is folded up:
07-17-13, 12:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,550
Posted By folder fanatic

I did just the opposite. The money and work I...

I did just the opposite. The money and work I did on my own Twenty was worth it. I don't miss my Dahons at all.



Huh :)



Just beautiful! Great result. Yours looks almost like mine does....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-13, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By folder fanatic

30 Years of Dahon Documentary

To demonstrate that I myself don't have a problem with Dahons-just actually owning one or two ;)-here is a short video documentary of the Dahon bicycle and it's people behind them:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-13, 11:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 31,039
Posted By folder fanatic

I can only speak for myself. I noted that you...

I can only speak for myself. I noted that you did not specify a budget or space limitations. Just a enthusiasm and a strong attraction to the folding bike's unique ability and means of collapsing...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By folder fanatic

You Are No Longer Alone On The Road; What's Fueling The US Present Day Bike Boom?

".............millions of Americans are doing just that – having a sudden romance with their bicycles. From the cliffs of Santa Monica, Calif., to the canyons of Wall Street, Americans of all...
07-05-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,147
Posted By folder fanatic

There is nothing wrong with using a car & a...

There is nothing wrong with using a car & a bicycle together. Or a train and a bicycle, bus and a bicycle, ferry and a bicycle, taxi and a bicycle, whatever happens to be available at the time. ...
07-04-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,741
Posted By folder fanatic

I do believe that Los Angeles area transit should...

I do believe that Los Angeles area transit should be positioned more at the top (closer to #1 than the bottom # 10). Not only it is beyond just terrible and doesn't really go anywhere important...
07-04-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,590
Posted By folder fanatic

Your place is not the only "car free" or more...

Your place is not the only "car free" or more accurately, vehicle limited, island around as your title seems to imply. Around Southern California, we have the rather large Santa Catalina Island some...
07-04-13, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By folder fanatic

Becoming "King Of The World" On A Bike-With The Future Cyclists-Rock & Roll Lullaby

Plus even a dog-however briefly in this new music video.

Anthony's Putsch - King Of The World (official video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34FyWCutqvw
"..........Official video of the dutch...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By folder fanatic

Welcome! :welcome Since you know you like to...

Welcome! :welcome

Since you know you like to use folding bikes and your need-to-fit inside your auto are really good reasons to look around on Craigslist. Since you said that you live in AZ, I...
06-26-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,147
Posted By folder fanatic

Great! :thumb: I am very happy this particular...

Great! :thumb: I am very happy this particular video has been posted on your Facebook page. The more people are aware and educated that there are other alternatives, the better. :D

As for the...
06-24-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,147
Posted By folder fanatic

This PDF file gives you an illustrated working...

This PDF file gives you an illustrated working models on what constitutes permanency in serious bike commuting/utility use.

http://www.cts.pdx.edu/pdf/Birk%20cycle%20track%20lessons%20learned.pdf...
06-24-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,147
Posted By folder fanatic

As for more temporariness, here is another...

As for more temporariness, here is another example of government/large corporation sticking it's nose into something that does not need a "fix," just to be left alone:

"............the Bloomberg...
06-24-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,147
Posted By folder fanatic

I needed the space that I once kept them when I...

I needed the space that I once kept them when I rode them frequently. They leaned against my sewing cutting table and since I don't use them anymore, I could not justify blocking my sewing table...
06-24-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,147
Posted By folder fanatic

It's a mixed bag yes and no answer. While I have...

It's a mixed bag yes and no answer. While I have been seeing more bike lanes sprouting up most everywhere (and a real push in places where they are not), I tend to see the same old restricted...
06-23-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,147
Posted By folder fanatic

Further backlash directed toward cyclists here in...

Further backlash directed toward cyclists here in Southern California described further by one of the local newspapers:

"............Is it going too far to call this the Summer of Cycling in...
06-22-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,147
Posted By folder fanatic

Making More Sense Of US Cycling Impermanence From A Dutch Visitor's Observations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2THe_10dYs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2THe_10dYs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2THe_10dYs)

It has been a little over a month since I returned to driving...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By folder fanatic

Very much so. I could not help but notice how...

Very much so. I could not help but notice how similar the Danes are to us (people in North America) who not only cycle-or dropping out in favor of cars, but children over there as well as right here...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By folder fanatic

A European Bicycle Library And It's Folding Or Fold-Up Bicycles In Action

http://vimeo.com/55433230
http://vimeo.com/55433230 (http://vimeo.com/55433230)
Translation: Tales from the Bike Library - Anne Dorte / Folding Bike. Bicycle Innovation Lab

Website pages:
...
05-31-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By folder fanatic

Tricycle+Sukkah=Pedi Sukkah-A Rather Unusual Way To Celebrate An Religious Holiday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmX8UJROWCE&feature=bf_prev&list=HL1348813714
The official Pedi Sukkah Promo.-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmX8UJROWCE&feature=bf_prev&list=HL1348813714...
05-29-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,956
Posted By folder fanatic

I agree I tend to write a bit long at times. But...

I agree I tend to write a bit long at times. But when it is necessary, here it is.

It has been about a week today since I became a full time driver and dismantled/stored the bikes away for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,679
Posted By folder fanatic

Should be subtitled: How To Really Abuse Your...

Should be subtitled: How To Really Abuse Your Ultra-Expensive Brompton, Just Like A Typical Far East Made Crappie BMX

But still a nice video & it does assure me most Bromptons will last pretty...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By folder fanatic

Brompton Interpretive Dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ko5jb_1p6EY
".........The Brompton folding bicycle is a marvel in modern human ingenuity. But due to its small, compact, folded size, many...
05-26-13, 11:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,956
Posted By folder fanatic

Here is the latest Bike Jacking incident in my...

Here is the latest Bike Jacking incident in my city. For those who live around Southern California, keep an eye out for this unique bike. Even these high end custom bikes are not immune to criminal...
05-26-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,956
Posted By folder fanatic

Leaving Car Free Far Behind; Increasing Bike Theft & Even Jacking Changes The Reality

".........This is how I view these forums, especially this particular one. Originally, I joined up for information and personal promotion about bicycles and everything else concerning them. Now my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,668
Posted By folder fanatic

Update The Titanium Brompton has been sold-a very...

Update The Titanium Brompton has been sold-a very quick sale for sure!

This posting has been deleted by its author.

(The title on the listings page will be removed in just a few...
05-21-13, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By folder fanatic

A Little Bit Different Ciclavia For June 2013

Another Ciclavia Event is scheduled for June 23, 2013. While I have decided to sit this one out yet again, that does not necessary mean that you and yours should do as well.

Here are some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,668
Posted By folder fanatic

Especially with all those expensive-to-buy...

Especially with all those expensive-to-buy Brompton Accessories. They certainly do add up even purchased over a long period of time.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By folder fanatic

What are you saying? I am the original poster...

What are you saying? I am the original poster and developer of this thread!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,668
Posted By folder fanatic

Another Update-With Another-apparently better buy...

Another Update-With Another-apparently better buy even used-Brompton For Sale As Well!

The ad for the pink Brompton is still up here: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/bik/3775176670.html...
05-19-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,042
Posted By folder fanatic

Another Ciclavia (http://www.ciclavia.org/) is...

Another Ciclavia (http://www.ciclavia.org/) is approaching next month. This time, I plan to sit this one out as well. That does not necessary mean that I choose to sit out every bicycle event or...
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