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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 412,773
Posted By mirfi

Yan,Thank you :ride:

Yan,Thank you

:ride:
05-23-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 166,434
Posted By mirfi

Yeah, no telling who made it. Seems like 90% of...

Yeah, no telling who made it. Seems like 90% of the 70's European folders had the same frame. It's like there was one manufacturer of frames
05-13-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 166,434
Posted By mirfi

Iverson Grand Touring folder, strange handlebars,...

Iverson Grand Touring folder, strange handlebars, 451 wheels


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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 318,759
Posted By mirfi

It was a nice day, so my friends decided to take...

It was a nice day, so my friends decided to take their boat to Rock Hall. We brought our folders.

...
05-11-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 15,203
Posted By mirfi

I'm an old fat slow guy. Built for comfort, not...

I'm an old fat slow guy. Built for comfort, not for speed.

Nonetheless, I'm addicted to watching the Tour De France (and Orioles/Ravens/Caps). So wife buys me sports jerseys, That includes TDF...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 318,759
Posted By mirfi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 318,759
Posted By mirfi

Ocean City Maryland ...

Ocean City Maryland


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Fishing pier...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 318,759
Posted By mirfi

It is for coffee ...

It is for coffee

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Huffy-Bike-Beverage-Cup-Holder-Black/35679265

I've built these with a handlebar clamp and a big old tomato can.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 412,773
Posted By mirfi

Some friends of mine finished restoring a cabin...

Some friends of mine finished restoring a cabin cruiser and were interested in folding bikes. So we looked around and they ended up with the two Dahons (5 speed Stowaway/Speed UNO). When the 8H...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 236,795
Posted By mirfi

Define fresh (?)

Define fresh (?)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 318,759
Posted By mirfi

Went out with some family and friends on their...

Went out with some family and friends on their new-ish folders,

Nice day for a ride to get acquainted with their folders.
...
Forum: Foo
04-08-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11,708
Views: 2,437,909
Posted By mirfi

Is that a Cane toad? The Cane toad, which...

Is that a Cane toad?

The Cane toad, which can grow to the size of a dinner plate, produces a toxin called bufotenine, which the toad secretes to ward off predators. When licked raw or cooked, the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,638
Posted By mirfi

The inventor/designer/producer/vendor/seller Yan...

The inventor/designer/producer/vendor/seller Yan sometimes mispels/transcribe numbers. I'd contact him to confirm.

I've got a 9FS that I have just abused for 9 years (I greatly exceed the posted...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,638
Posted By mirfi

The inventor/designer/producer/vendor/seller Yan...

The inventor/designer/producer/vendor/seller Yan sometimes mispels/transcribe numbers. If it's a cassette it's usually 9 speeds, for internal hub gear it's 8 speeds.

I've got a 9FS that I have...
04-07-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7,133
Views: 683,988
Posted By mirfi

DogBone wrenches to keep in the saddle bags of my...

DogBone wrenches to keep in the saddle bags of my old Euro folders.

From eBay. 99 cents American. Took a month to get here.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20,061
Views: 4,407,179
Posted By mirfi

All, The vintage folders I ride around on do...

All,

The vintage folders I ride around on do not have QR axles.
So I ordered these dog bone wrenches from eBay to keep in the saddle bag.
Ordered 03/09, arrived today. Tested on Raleigh Twenty...
04-05-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,365
Posted By mirfi

Life in Baltimore, Maryland ...

Life in Baltimore, Maryland

https://www.wbaltv.com/article/teen-accused-in-bicyclists-killing-faces-new-charges-in-separate-case/20088958#

Robert Ponsi was murdered, two teens were "sentenced"...
Forum: Foo
03-28-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9,562
Views: 1,210,829
Posted By mirfi

Can someone translate?

Can someone translate?
Forum: Foo
03-28-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11,708
Views: 2,437,909
Posted By mirfi

I had a pair of those. Remember I was wearing...

I had a pair of those. Remember I was wearing them at 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville and asked some aussie hosts in their exhibition if they were popular in Australia. They said something I didn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 412,773
Posted By mirfi

Just bought a 8H, probably 15 years old. Been in...

Just bought a 8H, probably 15 years old. Been in storage, needs TLC/pedals.but that 8speed IGH is sweet. Pictures to follow.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,797
Posted By mirfi

Speaking of greasing the bottom headset bearings....

Speaking of greasing the bottom headset bearings. I recently read a Sheldon Brown article about them.OverhaulHeadsets are pretty durable, and hardly ever need to be serviced if your bicycle has a...
03-19-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24,681
Views: 3,001,564
Posted By mirfi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N7j1AwFzxg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N7j1AwFzxg
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,763
Posted By mirfi

These handlebars adjust front and back and can...

These handlebars adjust front and back and can adjust quill stem up and down.

Handlebars are Wald 8069 Hi-Rise Handlebar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 318,759
Posted By mirfi

3, You say Kubel? ...

3,
You say Kubel?

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Bike rack the Raleigh usually sits on. Still has a Baltimore...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,797
Posted By mirfi

Your eloquent expression of frustration reminds...

Your eloquent expression of frustration reminds me of this;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9wsjroVlu8
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,797
Posted By mirfi

A couple I know were talking about folding bikes....

A couple I know were talking about folding bikes. I invited them over to ride my fleet.

I never noticed the spokes on the rear of the Raleigh Twenty were so loose. I texted a neighbor who is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 318,759
Posted By mirfi

Not in the 'Wild', just on my patio. A couple I...

Not in the 'Wild', just on my patio. A couple I know has been talking 'folding bike' for their cabin cruiser.

So I invited them over for some riding
...
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By mirfi

Welcome to BikeForums Erik. It takes a while...

Welcome to BikeForums Erik.

It takes a while to get familiar with the forum and initially can get discouraging.

I use my threads on the forums as my own documentation of my bikes. And if...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20,061
Views: 4,407,179
Posted By mirfi

I bought a bunch of multi-tools to hand out to my...

I bought a bunch of multi-tools to hand out to my friends who recently re-started cycling or are getting bikes for their kids.

I wonder how many were like this?
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,797
Posted By mirfi

More power to you. I won't even attempt to...

More power to you.

I won't even attempt to build a wheel and/or true it. As far as I'm concerned that is nothing short of black magic.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,763
Posted By mirfi

Nice day, did a little ride, took a picture....

Nice day, did a little ride, took a picture. Showing progress

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x300/ex06_b8e348907da2c8ddfdfb0d31e70042e920684daf.jpg
February 10

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,797
Posted By mirfi

Cool, a scythe.

Cool, a scythe.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,763
Posted By mirfi

I think I'll leave it tucked in for now, worried...

I think I'll leave it tucked in for now, worried about foot strike. I want to put some miles on it. Might even clip it some.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-10-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,261
Posted By mirfi

Still in 21214

Still in 21214
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,797
Posted By mirfi

Love hearing your stories.. Funny about previous...

Love hearing your stories.. Funny about previous owners thinking you wanted everything out of the property. My nephew was cleaning out my late brothers house to sell. In the garage and shed was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,763
Posted By mirfi

Took off original front fender, built another one...

Took off original front fender, built another one to match the back one.



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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,763
Posted By mirfi

I spent hours yesterday dumping trays, jars and...

I spent hours yesterday dumping trays, jars and pill bottles of nuts and bolts looking for matching hex head machine bolts. Eventually gave up and went to Harbor Freight.
Got this,...
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11,708
Views: 2,437,909
Posted By mirfi

The toilet is facing the stairs going down. There...

The toilet is facing the stairs going down. There should be an umbrella available.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,763
Posted By mirfi

I visited the local co-op (Velocipede Bike...

I visited the local co-op (Velocipede Bike Project (http://www.velocipedebikeproject.org/)) and annoyed the volunteer for a couple hours. Came out with a Pletscher rack, some plastic fenders and nice...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By mirfi

Are you talking about these? ...

Are you talking about these?


https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=Rubber%20Insulated%20Clamp%20Assortment
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By mirfi

Just ordered Wald #8069, will post pictures after...

Just ordered Wald #8069, will post pictures after it's installed.
02-25-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,049
Posted By mirfi

I bought some 27" Bell tires and tubes from...

I bought some 27" Bell tires and tubes from WallyWorld. Cleaned up the rims, used friction tape, tires on, pumped them up.

Sprayed everything with silicone grease.

Rides freaking great, solid,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By mirfi

I'm currently switching the cheap folding...

I'm currently switching the cheap folding stem/handlebars to a long quill stem and HiRise handlebars
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9,562
Views: 1,210,829
Posted By mirfi

Downshift into 1st and/or hit emergency brake to...

Downshift into 1st and/or hit emergency brake to slow back tires and swing around the front.
May not help, but did it a few times in the past(long ago) and avoided collisions.

Then again I'm old...
02-19-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,239
Posted By mirfi

I am not going to relate my current status, but...

I am not going to relate my current status, but if I could do it over I'd get a second opinion. I ignored that advice.

I concur, GET A SECOND OPINION!!

At a different hospital/practice.
02-19-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,239
Posted By mirfi

Just an FYI, I was warned my first ejaculate may...

Just an FYI, I was warned my first ejaculate may be bloody. And it was, very. And slightly the second.

So, ahem, you may want to test the equipment away from the wife.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,763
Posted By mirfi

3, Like 10mph

3,

Like 10mph
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,763
Posted By mirfi

Note; I counted gears, 44t crank, 18t cog. 45.7...

Note; I counted gears, 44t crank, 18t cog. 45.7 gear inches. It feels more like 60. Then again I didn't ride it more than a block. Looks like a 14t cog is on the way.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 412,773
Posted By mirfi

Lance, I never had any issue rolling the 9FS...

Lance,

I never had any issue rolling the 9FS around when folded, plus it had that super functional stand under the bottom bracket to keep the chainwheel off the ground.
But note, when I go...
02-15-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,607
Posted By mirfi

Uncle G, I had a thai bike for a while, a "Hare",...

Uncle G, I had a thai bike for a while, a "Hare", had a seat on the back with foot pegs. Geometry was too small.

Below is my current "Shopper", low gear is about 25 gear inches so I get a little...
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