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03-22-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By bent4me

Motobecane Fanton vs Giant Talon 1

I am an avid cyclist but new to mountain biking. I,m looking for a hardtail under $1000. At 69 I,m just looking to do good forest flat single track in Central Florida. Giant Talon 1 seems like a good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,306
Posted By bent4me

Seems like a whole lot of money for not much...

Seems like a whole lot of money for not much bike. You could ship a regular bike many times for that price. $400 for a Mercier mini velo from bikesdirect seems like a great buy. I do love my Xootr...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By bent4me

Those cheap twist shifters don't last over time. ...

Those cheap twist shifters don't last over time.
I just replaced my wife's Downtube with a cheap trigger shifter. Part was $13 from Treefort and came with cable.
07-26-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By bent4me

Why only 175 crankarm length?

I am 5'7" and prefer 170 crankarm length yet the standard is 175 on mountain bikes.
I'm looking to by a new bike with shorter cranks and prefer not to custom build. Anybody make a inexpensive 1X...
06-06-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,921
Posted By bent4me

Very much enjoying my new ride, Motobecane Cafe...

Very much enjoying my new ride, Motobecane Cafe 11 in chrome. The chromoly frame truly has a magic carpet ride....
05-14-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,440
Posted By bent4me

I purchased a Motobecane from Bikesdirect. ...

I purchased a Motobecane from Bikesdirect.
Chromoly frame, 1x12 in chrome and added silver fenders. It looks awesome and truly has a magic carpet ride. It has road brakes which I prefer over finiky...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 795,010
Posted By bent4me

For those interested my Swift upgrades include...

For those interested my Swift upgrades include 110mm riser stem, Shimano ZEE 10 speed shifter and derailleur...
04-19-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 2,508,554
Posted By bent4me

My Steel is Real Motobecane

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04-05-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By bent4me

Steel is Real

My new Motobecane Cafe 11.

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Magic Carpet Ride!!!
04-05-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 2,508,554
Posted By bent4me

My Steel is Real Motobecane

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03-07-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By bent4me

Jamis Sequel

Looking at getting this bike, it's a through back to the steel rigid Mt bikes of the 80's.
Anybody have one?
Never mind I see it is discussed in the hybrid section.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By bent4me

What I like most about my Swift is it rides like...

What I like most about my Swift is it rides like a big boy bike and not like a folder.
I paid more for mine and it was money well spent. It is a keeper.
I checked the Xootr site and it looks like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,115
Posted By bent4me

I've had both but my recommendation is Schwalbe...

I've had both but my recommendation is Schwalbe Marathons Greenguard. They are flat resistant, last a very long time, have a relatively compliant ride and have very little rolling resistance, making...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 795,010
Posted By bent4me

Do the fenders interfere with the fold?

Do the fenders interfere with the fold?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 795,010
Posted By bent4me

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Generic rack does not interfere with fold.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By bent4me

Vello Electric

Anybody have info on the Vello folding electric bike out of Austria?
It has a great small fold like Brompton and comes both electric and non.
NYC Wheels in NYC was supposed to be US distributor but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,232
Posted By bent4me

My Xootr Swift is the best folding ride of all...

My Xootr Swift is the best folding ride of all bikes I've owned and tried. It is the closest thing to riding a full size bike. The fold is not small and it is no longer made. I can't imagine ever...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 34,855
Posted By bent4me

Loved his videos.

Loved his videos.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By bent4me

I log my miles online Bikejournal.com.

I log my miles online Bikejournal.com.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By bent4me

Pensacola beach.

Pensacola beach.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By bent4me

10,200 miles on Xootr Swift

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Forum: Recumbent
10-20-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,960
Posted By bent4me

I too am not a fan of direct steering. ICE is...

I too am not a fan of direct steering.
ICE is my favorite but Greenspeed has the best turning radius.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 795,010
Posted By bent4me

I pull the seat off, fold and pull the handle...

I pull the seat off, fold and pull the handle bars off and rest them on the main frame. I have a cut pool noodle to protect the main frame.
it sits in the back of my Honda CR-V against the rear seat...
09-07-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By bent4me

I am a full-time rver and have a Xootr Swift 20...

I am a full-time rver and have a Xootr Swift 20 inch wheel folder that fits in my car. I love it but those small wheels make for a harsher ride. I sit just as tall as on a full size bike so it is no...
08-07-18, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3,376
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Views: 504,391
Posted By bent4me

Thanks

Thanks
08-06-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,756
Posted By bent4me

Did it for 15 yrs and stopped after my 65...

Did it for 15 yrs and stopped after my 65 birthday.
It wasn't easy in NJ as I am a January baby.
08-06-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,076
Posted By bent4me

We have been full time rving for 2 yrs now. It's...

We have been full time rving for 2 yrs now. It's important to me to have decent cycling available. This yr I'm at 2k miles so far which is well below my average but still respectable. It is fun...
08-06-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3,376
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 504,391
Posted By bent4me

I'm with you, long sleeves and neck protection....

I'm with you, long sleeves and neck protection. All those yrs of riding with no sun screen and tank tops. My skin is paper thin and bruises at the slightest touch. Have to get a nose guard.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 795,010
Posted By bent4me

I upgraded to Shimano 10 speed Z 11/36 derailuer...

I upgraded to Shimano 10 speed Z 11/36 derailuer with short cage and trigger shifter. Changed front sprocket to 44. Love the new setup.
Just hit 2k miles for the yr and 9k for 2 yrs.
I've owned...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,707
Posted By bent4me

Sturmey Archer dual 3x9

I'm looking to upgrade to 1x9 with Sturmey Archer as it seems Sram no longer makes the dual drive. I can get away with shorter derailuer cage for better ground clearance. I am concerned about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By bent4me

New short cage 11/36

I upgraded my Xootr Swift to a 10 speed. I bought a Shimano zee short cage, trigger shifters, 10 speed cassette and chain. I have a tremendous amount of ground clearance and it shifts beautiful. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By bent4me

10 speed derailuer help

I'm looking to upgrade my Xootr Swift to a Sram 10 speed. It currently has a 44t chainring. I would like more than 11/36 cassette but need to keep cage as short as possible due to 20 inch wheels....
04-15-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 705,952
Posted By bent4me

We are full time rvers and the bike was used for...

We are full time rvers and the bike was used for day rides. We did spend about 5 months total in various parts of Florida which has great trails. I had a 3 month stretch I road everyday. This bike...
04-14-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 705,952
Posted By bent4me

I put 5600 miles on my Xootr Swift folder last...

I put 5600 miles on my Xootr Swift folder last year while traveling the country.
04-07-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 705,952
Posted By bent4me

Raleigh Redux 3 Urban Assault and Off Roader

Raleigh Redux 3 Urban Assault and Off Roader
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,521
Posted By bent4me

Save your money, too bulky and you don't need the...

Save your money, too bulky and you don't need the extra weight. I had one for years and when I finally removed it was like a breath of fresh air.
03-23-18, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By bent4me

My mechanic said bottom brackets are like light...

My mechanic said bottom brackets are like light bulbs. You only replace when they go bad.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-18, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 795,010
Posted By bent4me

I have Marathons on my Swift and find them quite...

I have Marathons on my Swift and find them quite fast and durable but the stiff frame and small wheels make me want 2.0. I'm going to change the front to Schwalbe Big Bend and leave the rear with the...
03-20-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,490
Posted By bent4me

I recently bought a Raleigh Redux 3. I changed...

I recently bought a Raleigh Redux 3. I changed the chainring from 40 to 36. It has all the gearing I need and the 2.0 tires have worked well for some serious Mt Biking in the Sonora Desert. I am very...
03-20-18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,781
Posted By bent4me

We are first timers in Tucson for 2 weeks now. I...

We are first timers in Tucson for 2 weeks now. I spent the first week Mt Biking and this week riding The Loop. It truly is a cycling Mecca. Looking to Winter here next year.
03-17-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By bent4me

Tubeless Mt/road tire?

I just started riding trails on my rigid hybrid with 2.0 Big Ben tires. I would like to go tubeless as I have been riding the desert with lot's of cactus. Looking for 27.5x2.2 that would work on/off...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 795,010
Posted By bent4me

I have a Swift and can't imagine getting a Big...

I have a Swift and can't imagine getting a Big Apple on the rear, 1.75 yes but not 2.0. I would love to put a set of Big Ben's on.
02-07-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 2,508,554
Posted By bent4me

02-04-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By bent4me

Disk lock

I know bike locks are for honest people but anybody have thoughts on disk locks? I think it would deter anyone from riding off. Cheap, small and not obvious.
01-28-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 2,508,554
Posted By bent4me

Very nice especially over chipseal roads. Kind of...

Very nice especially over chipseal roads. Kind of a mix of hybrid/mountainbike. I
01-23-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By bent4me

need 40t x170 crankset in Black

I purchased a new bike with 175 crankset off ebay and my knees like 170. It has external BB and is a 1x40 2 piece crankset. Looking for something alloy and reasonable. I have only worked with Square...
01-17-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 2,508,554
Posted By bent4me

Raleigh Redux 3 Urban Assualt

Just got this. Love the 1x9 and Big Ben 2.0 tires.
01-17-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 705,952
Posted By bent4me

Just picked this up. Raleigh Redux 3 Urban...

Just picked this up. Raleigh Redux 3 Urban Assualt.
01-08-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,103
Posted By bent4me

After all was said and done I bought the Redux 3...

After all was said and done I bought the Redux 3 off eBay for $557. Hoping I'll be happy.
12-26-17, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,103
Posted By bent4me

Thanks was already looking at Giant Tough road...

Thanks was already looking at Giant Tough road but the Talon series mt bike offers better specs for less, not the same but could work.
The Redux is more inline with what I want. Seems you pay for...
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