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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By rhenning

Call them and they will talk you through it. ...

Call them and they will talk you through it. They have an 800 number and are very helpful. The problem will be they have used many different kinds of headsets over the years. I am sure my 1995ish...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,458
Posted By rhenning

The 7 or 8 is probably from different years made....

The 7 or 8 is probably from different years made. Roger
03-08-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By rhenning

A 3 speed should be all you need and is simpler...

A 3 speed should be all you need and is simpler and needs less maintenance. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,350
Posted By rhenning

Winfred the pedal makers law firms recommended...

Winfred the pedal makers law firms recommended having them so they cannot get legally in trouble if a pedal comes loose and someone gets injured. They can say did you use the clip??. Roger
12-24-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By rhenning

I liked the Aerospokes and they are still on the...

I liked the Aerospokes and they are still on the bike. Bought them a a swap meet from 2 different vendors as a mismatched set. At this point they have thousands of miles on them. Roger
12-23-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By rhenning

Found some pictures. Red one is a pre production...

Found some pictures. Red one is a pre production bike and the other is a production bike. Rode the red across the USA west to east in the mid 1990s. Roger
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12-23-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By rhenning

I have 2 still and the advice I give is sit in...

I have 2 still and the advice I give is sit in the seat and let the suspension work. Do not lift your rear when you see bumps coming. You will ride faster and better that way. Roger
12-19-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By rhenning

If the bike is a warranty item. You paid for that...

If the bike is a warranty item. You paid for that so use it. So yes go to where you bought it. Roger
12-12-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By rhenning

Not worth the effort. New cables are not that...

Not worth the effort. New cables are not that expensive. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By rhenning

Buy a cheap digital caliper and measure the...

Buy a cheap digital caliper and measure the handle bar where the brake leaver fits. Less than 10 dollars at Harbor Freight and good enough for handle bars and seat posts. Roger
12-05-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By rhenning

Maybe you need to post a picture of the full...

Maybe you need to post a picture of the full frame or bike. Your pictures tell almost nothing. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By rhenning

As long as I brought it up I thought I would post...

As long as I brought it up I thought I would post some pictures of my early Pocket Rocket. It has had a few changes with up grades in various components. Roger
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11-28-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By rhenning

Almost any cantilever brake would stop the bike...

Almost any cantilever brake would stop the bike fine. You could spend a lot or not much and get the same results. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,618
Posted By rhenning

My only suggestion is neither of those will stop...

My only suggestion is neither of those will stop all flats and in my last 20 years of riding I have had maybe 3 flats and I ride about 270 days a year. Save your money and carry a tube, pump and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,878
Posted By rhenning

Look for a used Pocket Llama. They are around. ...

Look for a used Pocket Llama. They are around. EBay and Bike Friday it self has trade in bikes. If they don't have one put your name on the list if one comes in. Tell them your price range. That...
10-30-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By rhenning

The picture I meant to post is here. Roger ...

The picture I meant to post is here. Roger

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10-24-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,312
Posted By rhenning

Here is a before and after picture of mine. For...

Here is a before and after picture of mine. For what its worth most of the 1965s were sold by Huffy. Roger
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08-26-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By rhenning

NO unless you are going to worry about it if you...

NO unless you are going to worry about it if you trip when you are out for a walk. Roger
08-21-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,949
Posted By rhenning

I have had a lots of Brooks saddles in my 60 plus...

I have had a lots of Brooks saddles in my 60 plus years of riding. I am 71 right now. This part of my Brooks spares bucket. Roger
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08-12-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By rhenning

This was a big thing in the 1990s and was more a...

This was a big thing in the 1990s and was more a sales gimmick than something that made the bike better. My bikes like that eventually had the cable on the outside of the frame. Roger
08-07-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By rhenning

Being a folder collector and owning 2 Bickerton"s...

Being a folder collector and owning 2 Bickerton"s (both models) they are the worst bicycles I have ever owned. The aluminum tubing used is so soft and weak and flexible the bikes seem to be trying...
07-22-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,254
Posted By rhenning

I just recently sold my 1974 Paramount in the...

I just recently sold my 1974 Paramount in the last year and it was the best bike I have ever owned. If you look at the left rear dropout you will find the serial number that will tell you more about...
07-13-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By rhenning

I see the originals on EBAY but will cost as much...

I see the originals on EBAY but will cost as much or more than a used one. This is my Huffy one made from a $50 frame and about $150 worth of parts and a few hours of time. Aluminum rims with a BMX...
07-04-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,196
Posted By rhenning

Doesn't appear to be a gal to me. Roger

Doesn't appear to be a gal to me. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,983
Posted By rhenning

Just for information I own your bikes grandfather...

Just for information I own your bikes grandfather Pocket Rocket number 2 which I bought from Bike Fridays traded in bike program in I think 1995. I hope you keep yours as long as I have. Roger
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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 95,160
Posted By rhenning

That was the problem. The factories hired people...

That was the problem. The factories hired people with no welding experience and sold the bikes without testing the frames first. Being a welder there was no or little welding penetration of the metal...
04-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By rhenning

The frame is fine the but wheel is in crooked or...

The frame is fine the but wheel is in crooked or was not centered when built. The hole for the brake should centered on the center rib on the tire. Roger
04-26-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,511
Posted By rhenning

I am 6 feet tall and ride this modified Huffy....

I am 6 feet tall and ride this modified Huffy. Mostly a longer seat post and different handlebars. Roger
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04-21-20, 03:30 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,697
Posted By rhenning

What exactly does mo mean? Is it one of the 3...

What exactly does mo mean? Is it one of the 3 stooges? Roger
04-15-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
Posted By rhenning

This is a Huffy Good vibrations with a few tweaks...

This is a Huffy Good vibrations with a few tweaks that I made/own. Good for short rides like going to get the mail etc. Roger
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04-08-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By rhenning

The American was a good bike and sold well. ...

The American was a good bike and sold well. Called American as it was totally made of American produced parts. Production stopped when Schwinn could no longer buy some bike part as they were no...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,632
Posted By rhenning

Ditto what TDS 101 said. Roger

Ditto what TDS 101 said. Roger
03-20-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By rhenning

It looks like the first version of a Shimano...

It looks like the first version of a Shimano Freewheel tool. I do not have the number but shouldn't be hard to find one. May not be stocked in shops but I am sure they can get one. The hole on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,144
Posted By rhenning

This is my Getaway and mine is about a 2000 model...

This is my Getaway and mine is about a 2000 model year and also a single speed. Roger
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10-20-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By rhenning

Found a picture of my Huffy. Good Vibrations...

Found a picture of my Huffy. Good Vibrations frame form the 1980s. Rear wheel is a Bendix yellow band 2 speed and front is based on sealed bearing BMX hub. Both use Weiman rims. Nice riding...
10-19-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,775
Posted By rhenning

Did you have a question? Roger

Did you have a question? Roger
09-10-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By rhenning

The old statement I remember from 3 speed days...

The old statement I remember from 3 speed days was you need to add oil when the hub stops dipping oil Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,590
Posted By rhenning

You seem to forget Trump and the Republicans have...

You seem to forget Trump and the Republicans have put us (US) in to the greatest debt since the 1980s. Our great grand kids will never be able to pay it. Roger
09-09-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 410,433
Posted By rhenning

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Just a picture of the only Cruiser I still ride. Built on a 1980s Huffy Good...
08-28-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By rhenning

That is not a floor stand but a display stand...

That is not a floor stand but a display stand (kick stand) for new bikes. Not for working on bikes. The ALDI sold stand is about the cheapest worth having. Roger
08-23-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,212
Posted By rhenning

Schwinn at one time built this kind of bike...

Schwinn at one time built this kind of bike called a Nue Citi. Schwinn's first first try at a hybrid bike. Sort of a mountain bike with smooth tires. Doesn't ride to bad. Roger
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08-18-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,109
Posted By rhenning

If you just want to ride it go to a shop. If you...

If you just want to ride it go to a shop. If you want to eventually modify/customize it buy used. I would definitely ride one before buying it and see if it speaks to you. Don't believe all the...
08-12-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 410,433
Posted By rhenning

runSpotrun that is not a Paramount but most...

runSpotrun that is not a Paramount but most likely a Varsity that has been buggered up. Roger
06-19-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,103
Posted By rhenning

It is at this point a pretty piece of junk. Roger

It is at this point a pretty piece of junk. Roger
05-09-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,234
Posted By rhenning

The easiest is an Electra dealer. Second would be...

The easiest is an Electra dealer. Second would be a cruiser shop and if you are going to do this yourself take the old wheel into a shop and hope you get what you want. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,720
Posted By rhenning

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07-13-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 39,136
Posted By rhenning

This is my Cycle Truck and I have the large Wald...

This is my Cycle Truck and I have the large Wald basket on it. About 7/8 the size and 1/10th the price of a real one. Roger

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07-01-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 410,433
Posted By rhenning

This is my home build cruiser. Started with a...

This is my home build cruiser. Started with a Huffy Goof Vibrations frame and adding many parts I had laying around the house. Built the wheels myself with aluminum rims and a sealed ball bearing BMX...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,889
Posted By rhenning

Pictures. Roger

Pictures. Roger
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