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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,529
Posted By kegoguinness

From experience, my BF Tikit does well in crowded...

From experience, my BF Tikit does well in crowded buses/trains/elevators because, when you are standing, the way you fold it/hold it, it assumes a tall but not wide/long profile, kinda like a folded...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,319
Posted By kegoguinness

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-12, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,528
Posted By kegoguinness

This kind of information about the...

This kind of information about the fold/unfold/roll capabilities is very valuable. Thanks for sharing it so we can all be informed. I commute multi-modal, so how the bike folds and/if it rolls are...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By kegoguinness

That is so awesome! My wife gave birth to our...

That is so awesome! My wife gave birth to our son, and that derailed me for quite a few months. I am now starting back into commuting and loving it. Glad you are back at it and enjoy!
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By kegoguinness

Another CONGRATS to you! And 5 miles each way is...

Another CONGRATS to you! And 5 miles each way is great. I'd suggest not minimizing that accomplishment, as you'll do 10 miles a day x 5 days x however many commutes you do in a year, and pretty...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,151
Posted By kegoguinness

I have the Comets on my Pocket Crusoe. They are...

I have the Comets on my Pocket Crusoe. They are slicks, but the compound seems tough, not soft, as compared to my Schwalbe Kojaks, for example. They have lasted very well with little signs of wear...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,119
Posted By kegoguinness

OP, so glad you are okay. Whew. You have a...

OP, so glad you are okay. Whew. You have a sagacity of attitude that many long-time commuters and cyclists would do well to emulate. You handled things VERY well. Take solace in that, follow the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,226
Posted By kegoguinness

I got the Pocket Crusoe some years back. Never...

I got the Pocket Crusoe some years back. Never have regretted it except for the clumsy fold. But it's my weekend go-fast-or-haul-stuff bike anyway, for the most part. For my commute, it's the Tikit...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By kegoguinness

Simple: Good fenders. Unless you live in a...

Simple: Good fenders. Unless you live in a desert (and it's not monsoon season) good fenders are a must. Wet feet suck when it's rainy and cold. I used to think fenders were dorky looking. Then I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By kegoguinness

The words "Help" and "Taco Bell" don't usually go...

The words "Help" and "Taco Bell" don't usually go together, except in such sentences as "Help! I just ate Taco Bell and I feel like dying!" or "God Help us if the only fast food joint at this exit...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-11, 09:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,905
Posted By kegoguinness

You nailed it Ako. What many cyclists fail to...

You nailed it Ako. What many cyclists fail to understand is the effect of their actions. The ones who blow red lights seem to assume if they didn't get hit or have a "close call" that they didn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-11, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By kegoguinness

Great stuff as always! Glad you had a successful...

Great stuff as always! Glad you had a successful (meaning FUN!) ride. Keep on rolling on them little wheels.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,988
Posted By kegoguinness

@chagzuki "Do MKS pedals fold flat enough that...

@chagzuki "Do MKS pedals fold flat enough that they don't interfere with carry the folded bike?"

The MKS EZ pedal just pulls right off almost right at the pedal flat. It takes a second to pull...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-11, 07:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,626
Posted By kegoguinness

TJ you nailed it. And I think the best way to...

TJ you nailed it. And I think the best way to diffuse tension is for us cyclists to not ride like entitled jackasses.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-11, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,988
Posted By kegoguinness

I had the mks EZ pedals with the quick release. ...

I had the mks EZ pedals with the quick release. Worked very well for me. Sturdy pedal with some teeth to grip shoes. I hate that high-end folders like BF and others use cheap pedals on their stock...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-11, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By kegoguinness

I bought a used stock 8-speed (cassette) Tikit. ...

I bought a used stock 8-speed (cassette) Tikit. Unfortunately I don't have the gear inches info for you, but I can tell you that it's fine on the low end (good hill climbing gears) but tops...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By kegoguinness

congrats! Yes the waiting stinks. The old...

congrats! Yes the waiting stinks. The old saying goes: how long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you are standing. I think the same applies to waiting for a new bike. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,763
Posted By kegoguinness

Always fun in DC area. The pit stops make for a...

Always fun in DC area. The pit stops make for a nice social venue plus free T-shirt and free bananas! I went to a quieter pitstop this time and had a very enjoyable time. I have been going to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By kegoguinness

Constant Tikit

I own A Pocket Crusoe and a Tikit. I changed jobs about 5 months ago, which puts me on the Metro during rush hour twice a day. Since then I've been using my Tikit quite a lot; outside of work trips,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By kegoguinness

Good idea, but do you see it as different than...

Good idea, but do you see it as different than BF's Yak section?
Forum: Commuting
04-19-11, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By kegoguinness

Congrats! I won $1 from scratch-off lottery. ...

Congrats! I won $1 from scratch-off lottery. I'm thinking I'll treat myself to a foot of bar tape.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By kegoguinness

Wow, such clean bikes! Nice pics, btw. My...

Wow, such clean bikes! Nice pics, btw. My folder looks like death after this winter. Yeah, keep the pics coming. Love 'em!
Forum: Commuting
04-07-11, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,644
Posted By kegoguinness

I tried this out where I work. My boss said "go...

I tried this out where I work. My boss said "go ahead and submit information to HR, but given you're the only bike commuter, it's not likely they will do anything". I'm still considering this,...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 990
Posted By kegoguinness

Congrats. I imagine there were no stop signs to...

Congrats. I imagine there were no stop signs to blow through that night ;)
Forum: Commuting
04-04-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By kegoguinness

Great post. Also, getting the routine down...

Great post. Also, getting the routine down (packing clothes, etc ahead of time) saves time after a while, too.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By kegoguinness

Sorry to hear. I was in the same boat for 6...

Sorry to hear. I was in the same boat for 6 months. I did lots of bike riding which helped clear my head and kept me sane so I could get myself out there and get interviews. Best of luck to you!
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By kegoguinness

AFTER scanning the road ahead for pavement...

AFTER scanning the road ahead for pavement irregularities, cars that could possibly turn into you, etc, only then look back (very quickly but still gathering needed data), assess possibility of a...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By kegoguinness

I get red-faced in the winter even with a...

I get red-faced in the winter even with a balaclava. Plus I also get the nice bonus atoll of breakout where the edge of the 'clava meets bare face. It dissipates after a while.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,177
Posted By kegoguinness

Had 2.0's on my P8, loved them (not for speed,...

Had 2.0's on my P8, loved them (not for speed, but comfort--think Wedding Crashers :) )
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,605
Posted By kegoguinness

I had a Speed P8 for a while. I liked it a lot...

I had a Speed P8 for a while. I liked it a lot and it felt really bomber solid to me. The Big Apple tires no doubt played a roll in that. I now have 2 BF's. Be careful of the "grass is greener.."...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,641
Posted By kegoguinness

Now that I commute largely on a busy road with a...

Now that I commute largely on a busy road with a designated bike lane, I get a thrill out of how close the cars pass and how I have to be "on my game" in terms of balance and basic bike maintenance. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By kegoguinness

Wow. I'm crying. Beautiful. Thank you for...

Wow. I'm crying. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Commuting
01-05-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,727
Posted By kegoguinness

Cooleric1234: 1. it rides a little off the...

Cooleric1234:
1. it rides a little off the back due to the hip belt, but there is some sweating. Not bad though.
2. There's no helmet hitch I can find, though you can easily clip the helmet...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-10, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 26,686
Posted By kegoguinness

The last time I dated a Brompton, it was all...

The last time I dated a Brompton, it was all about the fold! Never again! She did have a nice rack, though.

(thank you, I'll be here all week. Try the veal)
Forum: Commuting
12-31-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,727
Posted By kegoguinness

Rei novara backpack 1-month review

REI NOVARA BACKPACK

USE: Daily by bike, car, train, bus or some combo thereof.
BIKE DISTANCE: 11-13 r/t miles for the commute
WEAR&TEAR: No signs of any wear/tear this first month. I don’t baby...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 256,789
Posted By kegoguinness

Abbreviated--got to the train station and saw my...

Abbreviated--got to the train station and saw my neighbor, who informed me of the "adjusted holiday schedule" of the trains. Translation: 25 minutes until the next train. So I biked back home (5...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,503
Posted By kegoguinness

Vieques Culebra culebrita

Vieques
Culebra
culebrita
Forum: Commuting
12-28-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,305
Posted By kegoguinness

Cycling-specific wool socks, non cycling-specific...

Cycling-specific wool socks, non cycling-specific wool socks, wicking underlayer top, gift certificate to go buy bike stuff :) , and some snow and wind to keep me off the bike yesterday.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,503
Posted By kegoguinness

Jurassic Park?

Jurassic Park?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By kegoguinness

Of course, you have to paint "33" on the top...

Of course, you have to paint "33" on the top tube.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,063
Posted By kegoguinness

"Corn Hole-dr" "Sack Pack" "Nad Bag" You...

"Corn Hole-dr"
"Sack Pack"
"Nad Bag" You know, "Go get yerself a rad Nad Bag today"
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By kegoguinness

I've got: ---Pocket Crusoe, which has become...

I've got:

---Pocket Crusoe, which has become my work horse/grocery getter
---Tikit which is my commuter/short hop shopper.

I'd like to get one more folder with beefier tires and suspension for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By kegoguinness

You anger the Bikr Gods, Vman! Don't you know...

You anger the Bikr Gods, Vman! Don't you know that no-one on this site drives a car (other than a Prius), eats inorganic tofu, uses plastic bags, forgets to recycle, or pees in the ocean?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By kegoguinness

Great stuff! Thanks for sharing. I sat in an...

Great stuff! Thanks for sharing. I sat in an office on T-day. No bus service to get me there 'cause of the holiday, so no riding :(

On a good note, I finally saw another bike commuter where I...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,006
Posted By kegoguinness

I do most of the time. I have 3 versions: a...

I do most of the time. I have 3 versions:
a neon windbreaker --for colder weather
a neon vest --for warmer weather
a neon mesh vest--practically a piece of Fred lingerie; for really warm days...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-10, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By kegoguinness

Brompton and Leather Case

At this website called "Opulent Things"
http://www.opulentitems.com/High-End-Gifts.html



you can get a Brompton M6R for a mere $12,000. But, that includes a deluxe leather case. So, if an...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-10, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By kegoguinness

No one can resist the Schwetty Balls (bearings,...

No one can resist the Schwetty Balls (bearings, of course!). I live in DC, and have definitely noticed more cyclists. Unfortunately, the ratio doesn't change---number of idiot cyclists increases in...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By kegoguinness

New Job, New Commute, New Backpack!

I'm starting a new job in two weeks. The new job will put me on the DC Metro during rush hours, so instead of the Pocket Crusoe w/ rack and panniers, I'll be using the Tikit and a backpack. (I don't...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-10, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 256,789
Posted By kegoguinness

Beautiful, crisp morning at around 30f here in...

Beautiful, crisp morning at around 30f here in DC/MD. With no wind, this is perfect commuting weather for me. I seem to find a good layering combo at around 30: sweatpants on bottom with wool...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-10, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By kegoguinness

You could become an english major. Then you'd...

You could become an english major. Then you'd only be hauling around 5 paperback copies of Dostoevsky at any given time. Would you like fries with that?
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