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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 264,865
Posted By mirfi

Annapolis, Maryland. ...

Annapolis, Maryland.
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Morning ride. Surprised I could ride after...
06-22-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By mirfi

After riding with the 18T, you will eventually...

After riding with the 18T, you will eventually move to the 16T.
i.e.
60 gear inches, in my opinion, should be the standard default for all bikes.
Not hard to start, not too fast.
But as you get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By mirfi

I'm confused, your dad owned the company that...

I'm confused, your dad owned the company that made the bikes?
06-22-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,950
Posted By mirfi

Wear this shirt ...

Wear this shirt

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I have a bright front light on even for day rides.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By mirfi

I agree with linberl. I have a 26" (small frame)...

I agree with linberl. I have a 26" (small frame) Montague folder and it is a freaking beast. As far as 20" folders you may have to try a couple (just like any bike) before you get one you like. PS,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
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: 938
Views: 257,302
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: 938
Views: 257,302
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
06-07-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 257,302
Posted By mirfi

Worst problem; Does this depend on the what gear...

Worst problem; Does this depend on the what gear in the back you are in?
Forum: Foo
06-05-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8,880
Views: 966,817
Posted By mirfi

is this video in reverse?

is this video in reverse?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 257,302
Posted By mirfi

Yes chain rub can be adjusted out. Should have...

Yes chain rub can be adjusted out. Should have two screws. It will take time, but you will know your bike like we know ours.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By mirfi

Random crazy thoughts, sorry if any are repeats,...

Random crazy thoughts, sorry if any are repeats, been a long day.

If you bought it at REI have the mechanic there look at it.

Also as a diagnostic test, remove seat post. Tighten clamp on seat...
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 2,254,274
Posted By mirfi

Clearly these people are not spreading social...

Clearly these people are not spreading social diseases
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 257,302
Posted By mirfi

Get the bike. It is fine as is. Most of us...

Get the bike. It is fine as is.

Most of us commenting are bike nerds (speaking for myself) with multiple bikes and an inclination to tinker.

That said, $299 is a relatively inexpensive bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 367,340
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...
05-26-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By mirfi

I don't know

I don't know
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 257,302
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: Foo
05-17-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 2,254,274
Posted By mirfi

When I'm traveling and in need of food or fuel,...

When I'm traveling and in need of food or fuel, the Sheetz is a good stop.
04-23-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By mirfi

I just figured the trolls were the moderators....

I just figured the trolls were the moderators. Oops, I'm gonna get censored. But I used the sarcasm font!!!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 257,302
Posted By mirfi

3speedslow, I had actually tried some of the...

3speedslow,

I had actually tried some of the 'pannier'(?) types that hang on the sides of the rear wheel, but would experience heel kick.

Good luck
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 257,302
Posted By mirfi

3speedslow, To quote 'Trying to work up a...

3speedslow,

To quote 'Trying to work up a rear rack so I can do some load hauling and test out the gearing.'

Here is an experiment with a rear rack

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,020
Posted By mirfi

What I have on the back now is a thirty year old...

What I have on the back now is a thirty year old somewhat cleaned up chrome coaster brake wheel that I found in the back of the shed. Spent an afternoon with a wet sanding sponge, spray painted it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 257,302
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: 938
Views: 257,302
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
04-14-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,020
Posted By mirfi

Also looking at replacing stem/handlebars with a...

Also looking at replacing stem/handlebars with a 25.4 quill stem and high rise handlebars. Now to look around and see if I have any laying about.
04-12-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By mirfi

I rode my Schwinn to school one day, Morgan State...

I rode my Schwinn to school one day, Morgan State University. About 1976. Locked it to the pole in the center of the quad. Went in for my 11am class. When I came out the wheels were gone. They also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,020
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,831
Posted By mirfi

I second the Nano suggestion. The Nano is 5 feet...

I second the Nano suggestion. The Nano is 5 feet long, so it will fit in the back seat of a normal car. With folding pedals it easily fits in the back of a 20 year old Corolla. And is upgrade-able as...
04-11-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,639
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: 7,020
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...
04-11-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23,022
Views: 2,604,342
Posted By mirfi

Ged117, If you have a Metal Superstore...

Ged117,

If you have a Metal Superstore around, they can fix you up with a longer post.

Here's something I wrote up when I did the longer seatpost for my Vilano Urbana (See thread for detail)...
04-11-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 26,801
Posted By mirfi

Hiro Ditto on the stay home. Stop proving...

Hiro

Ditto on the stay home. Stop proving what a 'dedicated' employee you are. I've kept a can of Lysol spray in my cube for 30 years. And people joke I'm a germaphobe.

Addendum to my long...
04-10-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 26,801
Posted By mirfi

Hello, My family went to Disney World late...

Hello,
My family went to Disney World late January. Grand-dad(me), grand-mom, son (30's), his wife,granddaughter(6yo).
We all got sick, granddaughter had a little cough, wife slept for three days,...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,814
Posted By mirfi

Yesterday I burned up the 2nd CB on my Vilano...

Yesterday I burned up the 2nd CB on my Vilano Urbana(folding 20"). I'm 6ft 250lb. I just did a half mile hilly loop around the block. I have a KT HiStop prepped to go and installing a front rim brake...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,831
Posted By mirfi

DadBiker, It will be difficult to find the...

DadBiker,

It will be difficult to find the perfect folding bike from the internet. And when you do get one be prepared to join one of the threads here as to how to customize it to your needs;...
04-08-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,528
Posted By mirfi

Don't know where I got 'em, but gonna use 'em. ...

Don't know where I got 'em, but gonna use 'em.

BTW, a few of my bikes are 50 years old.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,020
Posted By mirfi

Update, I put very few miles on this bike maybe...

Update, I put very few miles on this bike maybe 200 miles.

Burnt out another hub. Was doing a ride around the block.

These are not dependable hubs.

...
04-06-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By mirfi

Andrew, Thank you, I did a search on Huret...

Andrew,

Thank you, I did a search on Huret and came across this BF thread under Classic and Vintage..Huret (flat end) shifter cable source
04-06-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By mirfi

What is this small cable end barrel?

I was going through my plastic tubs of miscellaneous parts and came across a cable I didn't recognize. Or readily find on the internet.

Anybody know what the small cable end is for?
...
04-05-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 29,687
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...
04-05-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By mirfi

Sounds like plantar fasciitis. Look it up.Then go...

Sounds like plantar fasciitis. Look it up.Then go to the Walgreens/Walmart/Target and get the Dr Sckools shoe insets or equivalent for $20. Or go to a podiatrist and spend $900 for the same thing....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 257,302
Posted By mirfi

3SpeedSlow, Did I read the 'new' version...

3SpeedSlow,

Did I read the 'new' version does not have the removable derailleur hanger? Is that an upgrade or downgrade?

On the subject of upgrades, what should be standard for the 'next'...
03-23-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,528
Posted By mirfi

Fantastic. A basket large enough to hold a 30...

Fantastic. A basket large enough to hold a 30 pack was a requirement. Now it's a gallon of milk. The basket on the rear rack has to hold a carton of eggs (a dozen). I still have some old Wald baskets...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 257,302
Posted By mirfi

Cool, I am voting for the former, just to have a...

Cool, I am voting for the former, just to have a baseline. And to feel the effects of each mod.

Godspeed
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 257,302
Posted By mirfi

And still $299

And still $299
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By mirfi

No, just put a basket on it. I use this bike as a...

No, just put a basket on it. I use this bike as a shopper and as a 'support' bike at the Baltimore Bike Party....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By mirfi

bingsu, I looked around and it seems Transit...

bingsu, I looked around and it seems Transit doesn't sell that model any more. But Walmart sells a Transit Pannier Rack.

Also I found this picture...
03-07-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By mirfi

In 1970 our father bought my sister and I Kent...

In 1970 our father bought my sister and I Kent 'Sting Ray Style' from the Western Auto down the street. High handlebars, banana seat, coaster brake. New for like $30 each. They were not Schwinns as...
Forum: Foo
03-06-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8,880
Views: 966,817
Posted By mirfi

Let's see what they'd do in duckpin. :-)

Let's see what they'd do in duckpin. :-)
Forum: Foo
03-06-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 2,254,274
Posted By mirfi

Hate to ask dumb questions. But how does one...

Hate to ask dumb questions.

But how does one rent a llama and get one that will wear a tuxedo. Where do you go for a llama tux? Is it a rental?

Sorry, I think of logistics.
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