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09-20-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By unkchunk

Not if the bike comes first.

Not if the bike comes first.
Forum: Touring
09-19-13, 11:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,392
Posted By unkchunk

I don't do tour riding; but I'm 6'2", a little...

I don't do tour riding; but I'm 6'2", a little heavier than you, owned both a 62 cm and 60 cm Cross-Check. The 62, I commuted on for about 10 years and have at least 36,000 miles on it. So the...
Forum: Touring
09-18-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By unkchunk

Thanks for the replies. I checked out the...

Thanks for the replies. I checked out the Australian guy's review and his links to others. Tough choice. People's photos don't show anything close to "crashing thru dense vegetation", so it's...
Forum: Touring
09-18-13, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By unkchunk

Extrawheel/Bob choice - How important is width on single track?

I'm trying to choose between a Bob and Extrawheel trailer.

I know the Bob is about 18" wide and the Extrawheel set up I'll be using will be about 25" width. My handle bars are about 23", but I...
Forum: Touring
09-17-13, 11:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,130
Posted By unkchunk

Man, you forgot to mention the VeloOrange bell on...

Man, you forgot to mention the VeloOrange bell on your spec list. I rotated the dome forward on mine for better aerodynamics. Okay, it was it was easier to find the spring/clanger thing that way.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By unkchunk

It's a standard Tikit that I put a Nexus 8 on. I...

It's a standard Tikit that I put a Nexus 8 on. I used a Surly Singleator to take up the chain slack. The handlebars are northroad type and the swing back prevents the fold, so I put on a longer...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,344
Posted By unkchunk

How do you like the steps with the i-9? I...

How do you like the steps with the i-9? I switched from a Nexus 8 to the i-9 and love it. Got the Velo Orange bell too. I'll get a photo up tomorrow.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By unkchunk

Yeah, I wish I had known it too.

Yeah, I wish I had known it too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,954
Posted By unkchunk

I've had both a Tikit and NWT with an internal...

I've had both a Tikit and NWT with an internal gear hub Nexus 8. I'd say the NWT is more like a travel bike where you pack it up for a trip, unpack it and ride for a week or so, and then repack it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By unkchunk

Nah uh. I got an i-Motion 9. It's a 4-spline...

Nah uh. I got an i-Motion 9. It's a 4-spline cog. I wished it was a 3-spline and could take a 16 tooth cog, but it still works on my Cross Check. It would have been nice on the Tikit though. 29...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By unkchunk

tcs - How about the cog? Is it a regular 3...

tcs - How about the cog? Is it a regular 3 splined cog? The reason I asked was that I wanted to put a SRAM i-motion 9 on my Tikit, but they don't use a 3 splined cog. The gear inches looked good...
02-18-09, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By unkchunk

Yeah, I have one on a Surly Crosscheck and...

Yeah, I have one on a Surly Crosscheck and another on a Bike Friday. They are 8 speed. It's generally recommended to get the premium red band version with better bearings or the newer Alfine line. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By unkchunk

Okay, much thanks. I can see the mounting points...

Okay, much thanks. I can see the mounting points now. On the regular Tikit it's about in the center of the curve connecting the seat and chain stays. On the Seasons Tikit the mounting point is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-09, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By unkchunk

Here's the photo. It's got both types and the...

Here's the photo. It's got both types and the single hoop support looks a different length to me.

* Photo credit to Vik, all rights reserved and stuff, without the expressed permission given by...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-09, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By unkchunk

Vic, a Tikit fender question for you please

I've got both a Seasons Tikit and a regular Tikit now and I want to switch to rear fender/rack to one and the solo fender to the other. The regular Tikit solo fender "hoop" support doesn't seem to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-09, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By unkchunk

My longest has been about 45 miles so far. With...

My longest has been about 45 miles so far. With winter, I haven't had as much a chance to ride it as I would like. I felt confident on that 45 mile that I could do a century on it. But I swapped...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-09, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By unkchunk

I guess it's not unusual then. I needed...

I guess it's not unusual then. I needed something just to get it started too. A fairly wide flat blade screwdriver pushed in near the grommet at the base and then give a twist usually did the trick.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,570
Posted By unkchunk

Jeeze, that's the cleanest sidewalk I've ever...

Jeeze, that's the cleanest sidewalk I've ever seen. And it's winter. That's just not right.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,570
Posted By unkchunk

The 50 lbs airline baggage limit turned me into a...

The 50 lbs airline baggage limit turned me into a weight weenie pretty fast. Remember, Bike Friday's listed weight is with out a saddle and pedals. The suitcase is 13 lbs. I only have a postal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,570
Posted By unkchunk

Vic, I glimpsed a hubbub adapter. Is that a...

Vic, I glimpsed a hubbub adapter. Is that a Nexus 8 with a double chain ring? How is that combo working out? I know it goes well with zebras.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By unkchunk

It's a black Nexus. I didn't know that they came...

It's a black Nexus. I didn't know that they came in black either. It's an SG-8R25 so it's the red band version, even though there isn't a red band. Personally I would have preferred silver, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-09, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By unkchunk

Oohps, my bad. I just recalled that BF sends it...

Oohps, my bad. I just recalled that BF sends it with a multi tool that has a 3mm allen wrench. Since I already had one when I got a NWT, they didn't send another set with the Tikit to save me a few...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-09, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By unkchunk

I hope these give a better idea of how the...

I hope these give a better idea of how the dropouts are setup.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By unkchunk

Yes. Yes.

Yes. Yes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By unkchunk

It's just for the Seasons Tikit's adjustable rear...

It's just for the Seasons Tikit's adjustable rear dropout. I think One Way Tikit (the fixed gear version) has the same type. The Seasons Tikit has an internal hub and to adjust the chain tension...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By unkchunk

Now that I got some breakfast in me, I think I...

Now that I got some breakfast in me, I think I can clarify what I posted. BF includes a combo 6mm/5mm hex driver tool with the Tikit. Which works most of the bolts on the bike like adjusting the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By unkchunk

Yay... The photo took this time. Here's the drop...

Yay... The photo took this time. Here's the drop out sequence. It may seem complicated at first, but the more you practice it the more natural it becomes. Photo credit goes to Vik. But I put in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By unkchunk

February 3rd? Put some socks on dammit! You're...

February 3rd? Put some socks on dammit! You're probably in Chicago.

Congratulations oboeterry! Over Christmas and New Year's I went to Florida and finally got a real chance to ride mine. I got...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By unkchunk

This is like the third bike isn't it?

This is like the third bike isn't it?
12-15-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,166
Posted By unkchunk

I've never dated any roadies before. Was this a...

I've never dated any roadies before. Was this a standard night out, like dinner and a movie for other folks?
12-15-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,080
Posted By unkchunk

I think it's just *****'s way of trying to say...

I think it's just *****'s way of trying to say that they already have enough Californians in Portland already.
Forum: Commuting
12-15-08, 06:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,302
Posted By unkchunk

Nah, I think the Novarra's got a roller break. ...

Nah, I think the Novarra's got a roller break. At least that's what I think is giving Bat22 the most trouble changing flats.
Forum: Commuting
12-15-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By unkchunk

I use one on a the helmet mount. Very pleased,...

I use one on a the helmet mount. Very pleased, but then it's an upgrade for a home brew light with an SLA battery. The one downside is I find the on/light level/off switch is hard to push. But...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,302
Posted By unkchunk

Wow, at the start of this thread I had a new...

Wow, at the start of this thread I had a new bike. Now, I'm planning to down grade that same bike to be my beater. It hasn't even been 3 years yet. Commuting really takes a toll. Jeeze.
Forum: Commuting
12-14-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By unkchunk

Cool. Then you aren't the only one who does...

Cool. Then you aren't the only one who does baseball theme bicycle touring. Several years ago at a Thanksgiving dinner at the inlaws I met a guy who was trying to bike to every stadium, major and...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-08, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By unkchunk

Did you ever hang out with two guys named Zuggie...

Did you ever hang out with two guys named Zuggie and Sner?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-08, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,390
Posted By unkchunk

A pudding? A pudding! Things in London must be...

A pudding? A pudding! Things in London must be very nice indeed if the citizenry are throwing luxury desserts at cyclists. Round here folks are lucky if they scrap together a few bits of leaves...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By unkchunk

Axle to axle is about 42 inches on my Tikit. On...

Axle to axle is about 42 inches on my Tikit. On my full size Crosscheck (62 cm frame) the wheel base is about 42 inches.

I can't really give any opinions about the Tikit yet because the weather...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-08, 04:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,758
Posted By unkchunk

I guess they aren't selling well cause I now see...

I guess they aren't selling well cause I now see one listed on eBay...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-08, 11:13 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,542
Posted By unkchunk

One of the nice aspects of our legal and/or...

One of the nice aspects of our legal and/or ethical systems is that they are limited to those with rational minds, not the insane. Therefore, if one suddenly snaps at the site of their bike being...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,338
Posted By unkchunk

Slogan? I don't need no stinking slogans. I...

Slogan? I don't need no stinking slogans. I need a fastgan.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-08, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By unkchunk

I don't know. With a box, I'd be worried about...

I don't know. With a box, I'd be worried about heel strike. Although I have heard that in Europe all boxes now are equipped with beveled edges to prevent such a problem.
Forum: Commuting
11-17-08, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By unkchunk

I haven't seen a pair of fenders that come with...

I haven't seen a pair of fenders that come with adequate mud flaps. To stop your feet from getting wet the mudflaps should just skirt the edge of the ground. You'll have to make a set yourself, but...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By unkchunk

Wow, you're fast. I realized that I would have...

Wow, you're fast. I realized that I would have to put a little piece on my front blinky during the first ride. But I didn't get around to doing it until maybe the 100th.

BarrakSi - Thanks for...
11-16-08, 12:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,568
Posted By unkchunk

I just donated through Paypal. If the "Brian...

I just donated through Paypal. If the "Brian stays" or "Brian goes" isn't enough incentive, how about a photo of Brian that erases a bit of clothing with each donation? Or maybe adds a bit. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,963
Posted By unkchunk

My rough estimated delivery date for the Tikit...

My rough estimated delivery date for the Tikit was the 21st. So any day I should be getting the tracking number. Some of the PITA part of packing the NWT was my fault. I made it a mini folding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,963
Posted By unkchunk

Well, I had a NWT with the Nexus 8. I originally...

Well, I had a NWT with the Nexus 8. I originally got it as a travel bike when I would go to my parent's or someplace for a week. And it worked fine for that, where I'd pack it for the trip, unpack...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-08, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By unkchunk

I'm have one on order and am out of town right...

I'm have one on order and am out of town right now. I'll be back Thursday and will know more then. I swear my brother's kids have spilled juice on the key board. I tried to PM you earlier but I...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-08, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By unkchunk

Added to cyclaholic's plan: I rinse my shirt in...

Added to cyclaholic's plan: I rinse my shirt in clean water. Evidently my legs don't sweat as much. So I use two shirts and the other stuff I can reuse for the ride home.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-08, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By unkchunk

Would you like three more?

Would you like three more?
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