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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-10, 06:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,473
Posted By Rosie8

Monday (5/31), I saw Citizen bikes on The View,...

Monday (5/31), I saw Citizen bikes on The View, as interesting products for summer. They actually had 3 models: the citizen, the Barcelona, and the Gotham. Sheri Shepard sat on the citizen, while...
05-23-10, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,774
Posted By Rosie8

I lucked out while doing the search for these...

I lucked out while doing the search for these type bars. A bike shop that sold used bikes swapped bars from a "vintage" Schwinn Breeze (tourist bars with rise and sweep just like my old Schwinn...
05-22-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rosie8

Instead of starving yourself, go to the library...

Instead of starving yourself, go to the library and check out the South Beach Diet. Written by a cardiologist, recommended by doctors to their patients. My husband has been on it for a week and has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-10, 07:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,473
Posted By Rosie8

Glad to hear your bike arrived safely and looks...

Glad to hear your bike arrived safely and looks as you anticipated. Will be looking forward to your reports on handling and experiences.

I think somewhere there is a tutorial on posting...
05-13-10, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,147
Posted By Rosie8

Whatever feels most comfortable to you and keeps...

Whatever feels most comfortable to you and keeps you riding. Townies look like fun bikes. I ride a Giant Suede and have test ridden a Trek Pure. They both have a similar design to the Electra,...
05-13-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,713
Posted By Rosie8

I agree with AdamDZ, especially with the part...

I agree with AdamDZ, especially with the part about looking up farther ahead to where you want to go. Whatever point you are looking at is where you will unconsciously steer. If you look down too...
05-13-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Rosie8

It's too bad that the article doesn't tell you...

It's too bad that the article doesn't tell you exactly where to measure your waist. In the old days, they used to tell you to measure around your smallest part, but nowadays, people like Dr. Oz...
05-05-10, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,921
Posted By Rosie8

If you liked the Giant Simple, why don't you save...

If you liked the Giant Simple, why don't you save for that one? I've ridden one and really liked it. I ended up buying a Giant Suede which was close in price (several years ago) and still love...
04-12-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By Rosie8

Don't know if they have the size, but try Trek...

Don't know if they have the size, but try Trek Pure. More upright seating and lower to the ground.
03-27-10, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By Rosie8

I've ridden the Trek Pure and loved it. I ended...

I've ridden the Trek Pure and loved it. I ended up with a Giant Suede which has a very similar feel to the Pure. Very upright ride, suspension in seat and front. I ride through gravel and dirt to...
03-22-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Rosie8

If your schedule is extremely tight and you wish...

If your schedule is extremely tight and you wish to get some bike riding time in anyway you can, you could consider a folding bike to keep in the car. You could ride on your lunch hour or during...
02-14-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By Rosie8

Thrift stores have cool leather bags that can be...

Thrift stores have cool leather bags that can be under $5. I found one by Karl Lagerfeld that looks like a motorcycle bag - very masculine looking that fits on my back rack. It cost $4.
02-14-10, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Rosie8

Have her try out different bikes like Trek Pure,...

Have her try out different bikes like Trek Pure, Giant Suede, or Electra. They all have upright geometry similar to cruisers. Tandem bikes? Check out the Bikes for the Rest of Us website too for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-10, 05:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,276
Posted By Rosie8

Glad my idea inspired your ingenuity. I love it...

Glad my idea inspired your ingenuity. I love it when people can repurpose something to suit their needs.

FYI - the yoga strap can be used for stretching. When you are lying on the floor, you loop...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-10, 06:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,276
Posted By Rosie8

Hey BluePlate55, maybe you could adapt the yoga...

Hey BluePlate55, maybe you could adapt the yoga straps that I see at Target. It is a strap that goes over the shoulder with 2 loops at each end that can velcro around the rolled up yoga mat.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-10, 06:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,276
Posted By Rosie8

Wow, congrats on your new bike. Would love to...

Wow, congrats on your new bike. Would love to hear more about your riding and experiences as time goes on. Would love to have one too. Still thinking about buying one, maybe later this year.

For...
01-15-10, 08:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,026
Posted By Rosie8

I walk my dogs every morning, year round and have...

I walk my dogs every morning, year round and have almost been hit or been aggressively honked at by .... wait for it.... ladies in SUV's/mini vans talking on their cell phones! I've also been nearly...
01-15-10, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By Rosie8

Hey, I'm retired, live in AZ, bike as much as...

Hey, I'm retired, live in AZ, bike as much as possible during the warm months. I ride year round but less when the weather is too cold (teens to thirty degrees). I just wear regular clothes. ...
11-29-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,861
Posted By Rosie8

Glad to hear you are doing better with someone to...

Glad to hear you are doing better with someone to help you.

Another suggestion: have you considered the mattress you sleep on as a source of discomfort? My husband has hip problems, had...
11-29-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,339
Posted By Rosie8

Darn, tried to edit my post to delete the extra...

Darn, tried to edit my post to delete the extra word "look" and couldn't get the @#$% thing to open. I wanted to edit and add that Nutcase helmets are sold in lots of places, including REI. Just...
11-29-09, 06:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,339
Posted By Rosie8

If it's a certain style you are seeking, why...

If it's a certain style you are seeking, why don't you look at Nutcase helmets? They look have a different look that you might like better. They come in lots of colors and patterns. I don't wear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By Rosie8

Glad to hear that some people enjoy their bikes...

Glad to hear that some people enjoy their bikes without too many problems. Some have suggested Downtube as an introductory folder because of higher quality. I just enjoy hearing the different...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By Rosie8

So what bike do you wish you had bought instead...

So what bike do you wish you had bought instead for an inexpensive folder? Did you end up trashing your Citizen or giving it away? What were your goals for riding/ commuting? What is your next...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rosie8

Any updates to report? Do you use your bike a...

Any updates to report? Do you use your bike a lot or have you had problems that make you not want to ride it?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By Rosie8

Suppose these folders might be meant more for...

Suppose these folders might be meant more for occasional use rather than everday commuting. Would love to hear about any more problems or updates. Thanks
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,153
Posted By Rosie8

If you want a nice description with pictures of...

If you want a nice description with pictures of Brooks saddles, Lovely Bicycle (lovelybike.blogspot.com) has a good article (Oct. 24) comparing the various styles of Brooks and their functions for...
10-20-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,861
Posted By Rosie8

Hope you are feeling better soon. Can sympathize...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Can sympathize after falling down a flight of icy steps. My injury is on left side with occasional flare ups, usually after bouts of lifting or unpacking or ......
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,108
Posted By Rosie8

Just a quick update and thanks again to...

Just a quick update and thanks again to brakemeister - it was sold before I could get back with cash. Had to go to the bank first. We have a lot of retired people in our community so I would guess...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-09, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,108
Posted By Rosie8

Thanks for your reply. I might have to stop back...

Thanks for your reply. I might have to stop back in and see if it's still there. There were a lot of people stopping to look at the various items for sale. I was on my bike at the time, cruising...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,108
Posted By Rosie8

Dahon RV Mate folder

Has anyone ever heard of these? Saw one at a yard sale today. The only problem was the seller was selling it for the father in law and didn't know much about it. Said he used it in his RV. It has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By Rosie8

Very cool trip. How did your KHS folder compare...

Very cool trip. How did your KHS folder compare to the other bikes? I've read a lot about how good the Tikits are for travel. You rarely hear much about the KHS folders. Will be sure to read your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-09, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By Rosie8

Glad to hear you are using your bike so much and...

Glad to hear you are using your bike so much and enjoying it with your kids. What kind of brakes are on your bike? I don't think they are mentioned in the ad. How is the saddle?

Being stranded...
10-04-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,080
Posted By Rosie8

Does your cruiser have to be a step-through? The...

Does your cruiser have to be a step-through? The Giant Suede and Trek Pure are cruiser-like bikes that look good and the men's are just as nice looking if the step through frames are too small for...
10-04-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By Rosie8

Hope all goes well with your surgery. ...

Hope all goes well with your surgery. Congratulations on your new bike. Hope you have as much fun riding as I've had on my 7 speed Suede. Still love to ride it after 2 1/2 years.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By Rosie8

Your review is appreciated. It's hard to find...

Your review is appreciated. It's hard to find info on the less expensive bikes like the Miami. Have been thinking about buying one just to have in the car to take rides when I have to wait...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By Rosie8

Dahon Ciao

Your wife's Ciao is gorgeous. Would love to hear how she's liking her bike, as there are few reports from Dahon Ciao owners. How does it perform as compared to the other bikes in your family? Any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,473
Posted By Rosie8

Yes, I was impressed that Citizen replied in such...

Yes, I was impressed that Citizen replied in such detail in a timely manner.

Glad Sheldon Brown's calculator worked too!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,473
Posted By Rosie8

After emailing Citizen Bike, they kindly...

After emailing Citizen Bike, they kindly responded with some info on the Barcelona and the Miami:
Barcelona -the BARCELONA Citizen Bike has a rear Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal hub with a 14 tooth...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,473
Posted By Rosie8

Question about gear inches and low gearing on the...

Question about gear inches and low gearing on the Citizen bikes:
As compared to the 8 speed Dahon Ciao (24-74" gear inches) and the 8 speed Dahon Glide (30-92" gear inches), what would be the gear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,473
Posted By Rosie8

Wow, what a beautiful bike. I was just looking...

Wow, what a beautiful bike. I was just looking at the Ciao and the other Dahon step through, wishing I could afford one. The Schwinn Loop didn't appeal to me like this one. I load my Giant Suede...
09-26-09, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,075
Posted By Rosie8

You should buy the bike that calls to you and...

You should buy the bike that calls to you and makes you smile and ride. That said, try other similar bikes to see which feels most comfortable for your body. The Trek Pure series and the Giant...
08-31-09, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,614
Posted By Rosie8

My LBS did the job pronto and only charged $20...

My LBS did the job pronto and only charged $20 for handlebars and labor. He used the handlebars from a Schwinn Breeze that he had for sale, (north road style that are swept back with some rise.) ...
07-19-09, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,763
Posted By Rosie8

Glad you're out and trying. Another thing to...

Glad you're out and trying. Another thing to check is adequate tire pressure because too little air can make you feel like you're riding through sand. Hope it feels easier soon.
05-23-09, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,181
Posted By Rosie8

Other models to try that have a similar feel to...

Other models to try that have a similar feel to the Townie: Trek Pure or Giant Suede. They come in many choices of gearing. I can go up hills on my 7 speed Suede without standing (but I never did...
05-23-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By Rosie8

Good advice about riding in an empty parking lot...

Good advice about riding in an empty parking lot (maybe a church lot when services aren't going on?) or finding a class. Also, I've read on this forum, that if you are wobbly, try looking farther...
05-17-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,957
Posted By Rosie8

Glad to hear you're enjoying riding so much. ...

Glad to hear you're enjoying riding so much. Love how the Pure's look this year. You might consider adding a mirror to your handlebars for an extra feeling of security. I have a Mirracycle that is...
05-16-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,477
Posted By Rosie8

Don't worry about what others think. Most bikes...

Don't worry about what others think. Most bikes in this range are about the same quality. What feels most comfortable and fun to you is what counts. Every body is a little bit different, hence...
04-28-09, 07:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,472
Posted By Rosie8

You might even consider a folding bike if you are...

You might even consider a folding bike if you are having trouble finding a small enough frame. Bikes that have the pedals forward, Electra Townies, Trek Pure, Giant Suede, to name a few, make it...
04-26-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By Rosie8

That's quite a rack full. Love to see pictures...

That's quite a rack full. Love to see pictures posted of daily bike life.
04-26-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,957
Posted By Rosie8

Glad to hear you love your Trek Pure. I've...

Glad to hear you love your Trek Pure. I've ridden one and loved it too. The new models are very elegant looking. Do you have a mirror on your bike? Mirrycle makes a good adjustable mirror that...
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