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07-11-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By linberl

The thing is if you know about this, you can...

The thing is if you know about this, you can adapt. Now unfortunately my bike isn't geared for a motor (I added a kit) so I have 8 gears
and the lowest PAS I ride in 6th so I can spin out pretty...
07-11-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By linberl

No lock is perfect. Buy the best one you can...

No lock is perfect. Buy the best one you can afford. No swiveling arm on one side. Abus top of the line or maybe Tigr-lok (as it's not familiar to most bike thieves). Best protection: insurance.
07-09-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By linberl

I've got a fitbit heart rate monitor. It lets me...

I've got a fitbit heart rate monitor. It lets me know when I'm in calorie burn mode or higher intensity. Seems like the harder I work and the more I sweat, the lower the calorie burn. Riding...
07-09-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By linberl

I've got the two burley market bags - just had...

I've got the two burley market bags - just had them on my gift lists for b-days and holidays so price wasn't an issue. I love them. I have always taken by burley into the market. Now, during the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By linberl

I had a Nitto rack on mine and it fit great (no...

I had a Nitto rack on mine and it fit great (no longer own that bike so I don't have the spec). Check out tubus - they make a ton of adjustable racks and components.
07-08-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,596
Posted By linberl

I have OneMotor. You can see my detailed review...

I have OneMotor. You can see my detailed review here: https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/review-my-onemotor-drive-formerly-shareroller.28504/ Been a year and I still love it and use it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By linberl

The other option is a very light weight fold...my...

The other option is a very light weight fold...my Bike Friday pakiT weighs out at 19lbs (which is a tolerable weight for this 70 y/o female) but if you're willing to spend even more than I did, you...
07-06-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By linberl

Glad to hear it. Whatever keeps us riding is all...

Glad to hear it. Whatever keeps us riding is all good. Now you'll be riding longer probably, too. Enjoy!
07-03-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By linberl

Like I said, I see tons of folks on regular bikes...

Like I said, I see tons of folks on regular bikes with seat heights set all wrong. If you don't know, you just ride that way. Same with helmets.
If you buy your bike from a decent shop, you'll get...
06-30-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By linberl

I think there are a lot of people who just do not...

I think there are a lot of people who just do not know how to set the proper seat height. I see it on non-electrics all the time as well. However, it is possible more newbies are on electrics,...
06-30-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By linberl

A quick google search will bring up a chart for...

A quick google search will bring up a chart for you. Basically speed limitations and limits on whether they can be used on paths, roadways or offroad.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By linberl

Lol, if my bike can't stay there then I don't...

Lol, if my bike can't stay there then I don't stay there, period. I've never had a job where I had to hide from my boss so can't really speak to the other situation.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By linberl

Folding is different from packing, though. The...

Folding is different from packing, though. The NWT does have a quick fold. And once you know it, it is pretty fast. Of course, my pakiT folds even faster, I can do it now in 21 seconds. But,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By linberl

Pacific cycles Birdy website now shows a 20"...

Pacific cycles Birdy website now shows a 20" model so you CAN have all 3.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By linberl

My Dahon Mu has those magnet thingies at the...

My Dahon Mu has those magnet thingies at the wheels - does Dahon no longer use them? They work very well. I've seen them for sale for self-install, too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By linberl

https://www.pacific-cycles.com/birdy

https://www.pacific-cycles.com/birdy
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By linberl

With the exception of the 16" Brompton, rolling...

With the exception of the 16" Brompton, rolling any folder is something you only want to do for short distances. Also, it may depend on where you live, but in the crowded city where I live, rolling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By linberl

If you find a bike you like that doesn't have an...

If you find a bike you like that doesn't have an adjustable handlebar height, there's always the Aber Hallo adapter. The cool thing about folders is that pretty much any issue you might encounter has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By linberl

It's out of your budget but just for kicks check...

It's out of your budget but just for kicks check out the Pacific Reach Birdy. Folds very nearly as small as a brompton, has slightly bigger tires, and has suspension. Nice bikes. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By linberl

Keep in mind whatever weight the bike is, you...

Keep in mind whatever weight the bike is, you will probably add accessories and a little more weight. Brompton has limited options for handlebars because of the way they fold, but if you're going...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By linberl

There's nothing wrong with Bromptons but the...

There's nothing wrong with Bromptons but the simple fact is that a 16" wheel is less comfortable than a 20" in terms of ride quality. I own both - a 16" Bike Friday and a 20" Dahon. While I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By linberl

Brompton is 16" wheels. Unless fold is paramount,...

Brompton is 16" wheels. Unless fold is paramount, you'll get more for your money with a 20" wheel bike. I'm not at all impressed with Citizen's quality. Downtube is a good bike; lots of reviews...
06-14-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By linberl

That's great. I love to hear about folks riding...

That's great. I love to hear about folks riding who really weren't before e-assist. Personally, I think health care providers and insurance companies should give e-bikes out for free to folks of...
06-14-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By linberl

It's the "Great Leveler". Two riders, with a...

It's the "Great Leveler". Two riders, with a 10mph difference, can ride together if one has assist. My adult son easily does 22mph+ and I can sustain maybe 14-15mph on flat distances - we can ride...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By linberl

It can take a bit of time to get used to a...

It can take a bit of time to get used to a smaller wheel. It sometimes feels squirrely or twitchy at first. If you've got a shop that's good near you, have them make sure you are at the proper...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By linberl

I'm curious - why a folder with big wheels? Most...

I'm curious - why a folder with big wheels? Most people get them to reduce size substantially when folded. Any 24-26 inch folder is still going to be very large when folded. You can find 20"...
06-14-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By linberl

Most mopeds I recall were 2 stroke - another...

Most mopeds I recall were 2 stroke - another reason for them to disappear - they were just horrible for the air quality. Spewing combined gas and oil everywhere. Yuck. +1 for Electric.
06-13-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By linberl

This is the second iteration. They already...

This is the second iteration. They already crowdfunded and delivered a first version. That track record often makes it a lot safer to commit.
The owner also came into a slack thread I was on to talk...
06-13-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By linberl

Bike Friday Haul a day or (if you want electric )...

Bike Friday Haul a day or (if you want electric ) Ever E day. Super light, short footprint, super comfortable and capable and configurable.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By linberl

Ha ha, maybe he forgot to pay his server bill. ...

Ha ha, maybe he forgot to pay his server bill. Glad he's back up and running.
06-11-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By linberl

I can lose weight doing either one and I ride...

I can lose weight doing either one and I ride both ways. But it's more about matching calories eaten to calories burned. I ride in part
so I can eat stuff I like (all of which is fattening)....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By linberl

Yeah, if you're carrying bikes up and down stairs...

Yeah, if you're carrying bikes up and down stairs every single pound matters. That 26lb bike you initially considered would have been a killer over time. That said - remember that accessories add...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,218
Posted By linberl

Once you ride a Bike Friday, you'll be spoiled...

Once you ride a Bike Friday, you'll be spoiled for almost any other folder. Congrats and enjoy. Be sure to join the BF Facebook community and the Google Yak BF group.
06-06-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By linberl

I've got a tiny 130w motor and I get 30-35 miles...

I've got a tiny 130w motor and I get 30-35 miles on it - but that's because I'm light, the bike is light, I use lowest level PAS, and I pause PAS when I don't need it. So that range means nothing in...
06-06-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By linberl

Range depends on so many factors (rider weight,...

Range depends on so many factors (rider weight, wind, gearing, terrain, PAS levels or throttle use) that it is pretty useless to look at what other riders do unless you get that info as well. Safe...
06-03-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By linberl

You'll have to check out different systems. The...

You'll have to check out different systems. The one I use allows me to turn pedal assist on and then "pause " it so I can ride normally, then bump it back on during my ride if I want. I am sure...
06-03-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By linberl

If they are still using that button-style...

If they are still using that button-style throttle, you may find it tiresome if you use it very much.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By linberl

I had that problem and the only thing that solved...

I had that problem and the only thing that solved it was buying a qr clamp that also could be tightened with a hex key. I bought a Chromag clamp with a brass bushing. I tighten the qr normally and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By linberl

I strongly encourage you to email Bike Friday...

I strongly encourage you to email Bike Friday (service@bikefriday.com) and send them your questions and pictures. They WILL respond to you, maybe 3 days at most. Since what you are doing can affect...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By linberl

AFAIK you need a press to do it properly. Done...

AFAIK you need a press to do it properly. Done that way, you can probably re-use. If you bang it out with a pipe, I'd recommend you get a replacement from BF in advance. But you will still want a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By linberl

IIRC there is a metal bushing that runs through...

IIRC there is a metal bushing that runs through there. Sounds like you are either doing the paint job yourself or disassembling for a local painter. I sent mine back to BF for a paint job and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,106
Posted By linberl

It looks like your rack attaches exactly like...

It looks like your rack attaches exactly like mine. Can't tell from pic - is it slanted sideways or fore-aft? And, yes, I have to mount bags at the very back to avoid kicking them. That's an issue...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By linberl

Couldn't find the weight on the Reid website. ...

Couldn't find the weight on the Reid website. But with a steel fork, it's probably not light. It also has a freewheel so it's limited in terms of upgrading. Otherwise, seems like an okay bike. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,106
Posted By linberl

Theft is an issue where I live and the Mu is my...

Theft is an issue where I live and the Mu is my "lock on the street" bike (I would never lock my Bike Friday up, it stays in my hand). So the stickers are just an attempt to confuse any potential...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By linberl

Please post pics when you can. I hope you love...

Please post pics when you can. I hope you love them, but the nice thing is if you decide they're not right for you, Costco will take them back. I considered getting one but I already have 2 folders...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,711
Posted By linberl

Pic posted on other thread.

Pic posted on other thread.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,106
Posted By linberl

Ok, here is a pic. I did have to slightly spread...

Ok, here is a pic. I did have to slightly spread the arms at both ends to attach, maybe pull them half an inch at most. I am pretty sure the Mu's all share the same basic frame.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,106
Posted By linberl

I have the arclite on my Mu Uno - will post some...

I have the arclite on my Mu Uno - will post some pics later tonight. Congrats!!!!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By linberl

Any new bike - check all the bolts/screws are...

Any new bike - check all the bolts/screws are properly torqued. check alignment of wheels against chainstays and fork. check brake adjustment and lever pull. check pedal attachment (I always pull...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By linberl

Uh, I don't know what you did, but do NOT ride...

Uh, I don't know what you did, but do NOT ride that bike until you have a shop look at it. Preferably a shop that actually knows about folding bikes. Be safe.
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