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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.
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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
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...
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: 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
04-11-20, 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...
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...
04-05-20, 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...
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
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: Folding Bikes
02-15-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By mirfi

You will gain much experience as you ride.Three...

You will gain much experience as you ride.Three things I learned and want to pass on;

One, higher pressure tires will roll easier. I've settled on the Kenda Kwest 193 100psi. But you will need...
01-18-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,846
Posted By mirfi

You need to find your "sweet spot" in terms of...

You need to find your "sweet spot" in terms of Gear Inches.

Use the calculator https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html

From experience, my sweet spot is around 60-65, any lower I'm...
12-29-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,363
Views: 745,731
Posted By mirfi

Sorry, don't want to show a preference for any...

Sorry, don't want to show a preference for any bike. I love them all equally.


...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,424
Posted By mirfi

I think all foldups/mini-velos are created for...

I think all foldups/mini-velos are created for 5'4" people.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,424
Posted By mirfi

The biggest complaint I've had with 'modern'...

The biggest complaint I've had with 'modern' small wheeled bikes(folders and mini-velos)

- Frames are not accommodating to taller riders, I've have to build a few seatposts (Thank you Metal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By mirfi

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One solution
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 2,254,274
Posted By mirfi

The Arlington Texas GM plant builds the...

The Arlington Texas GM plant builds the GMC/Chevy/Cadillac trucks and SUVs. So if you are buying a truck in Texas, it's GM or Toyota.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,554
Posted By mirfi

Well here it is in it's present glory. Wald...

Well here it is in it's present glory.

Wald handlebars, Baosity 25.4 x 450mm seatpost, spare 1/2 inch pedals I had laying around(made a cursory look for folding pedals in 1/2" form, no luck)....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,554
Posted By mirfi

Also had fun with the hinge clamp. I tapped out a...

Also had fun with the hinge clamp. I tapped out a 5/16-24 hole and am just using a bolt in it.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,554
Posted By mirfi

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Quill stem in steerer....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 264,865
Posted By mirfi

Just came back from volunteering at RAGBRAI. ...

Just came back from volunteering at RAGBRAI.

Saw the usual Bike Fridays and Bromptons, but noted these two.

...
Forum: Foo
07-16-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 2,254,274
Posted By mirfi

Oh Lord, Won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz, my...

Oh Lord, Won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz, my friends all drive Porsche's I must make amends....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 264,865
Posted By mirfi

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/iverson007_be1abe8180e5cb3174a547eef8176536471e9b36.jpg

451 wheels, SS with coaster brakes. Looking for more information.
The rarest...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By mirfi

Iverson Folding Bike - Researching this find

Hello,

A neighbor put a "curb alert" out and mentioned a folding bike. It was still there the next day. Is now mine instead of in the scrap yard.

Any help with info is appreciated.
...
06-19-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23,022
Views: 2,604,342
Posted By mirfi

Free Raleigh Three Speed, DC area ...

Free Raleigh Three Speed, DC area

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/zip/d/bethesda-free-raleigh-3-speed-from-60s/6910311657.html

FREE Curb Alert
Bike is FREE! if not gone by Thursday AM,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 604,415
Posted By mirfi

Apologize for being off-subject I feel your...

Apologize for being off-subject

I feel your pain. If you live on the east coast and your basement has ever flooded, it flooded this year. Been dealing with it since we moved in, in 1983, but this...
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