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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By bendembroski

And they both say they're the best folding bike...

And they both say they're the best folding bike in the world.

I don't know who to believe anymore :rolleyes:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By bendembroski

One thing to consider -- for gravel paths, tire...

One thing to consider -- for gravel paths, tire width is probably more important than wheel diameter. In other words, a fat 20" would be better suited to your riding than a skinny 24".

Of course,...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By bendembroski

Filled out survey. Hope you can make the bike of...

Filled out survey. Hope you can make the bike of my dreams :)
Forum: Foo
03-24-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 69,718
Posted By bendembroski

I've always thought the true measure of a...

I've always thought the true measure of a person's life is weather or not they leave the world a little better for being in it. I didn't know Tom personally, but I know for a fact that his...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By bendembroski

+1 Lots of good info in there.

+1 Lots of good info in there.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,664
Posted By bendembroski

+1

+1
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,664
Posted By bendembroski

I'd have to give this some more thought. One...

I'd have to give this some more thought. One things for sure, the top tube of my Alumaswift was too short. I'm guessing an effective top tube of 58cm would work best. I'd almost certainly go with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,664
Posted By bendembroski

I'm at least 6 months out from being able to pull...

I'm at least 6 months out from being able to pull the trigger on something like this, but will watch the thread with considerable interest. Has there been any talk of regularly producing them on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,664
Posted By bendembroski

I'm curious too... Is there any inclination for...

I'm curious too... Is there any inclination for another batch or two to be produced?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,737
Posted By bendembroski

For their 'standard' models it's more about being...

For their 'standard' models it's more about being able to quickly change a design or add a feature into production than it is about custom builds.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,737
Posted By bendembroski

I'm on the verge of selling my Vaya, and ordering...

I'm on the verge of selling my Vaya, and ordering one of these.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By bendembroski

Holy toe-overlap!

Holy toe-overlap!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,910
Posted By bendembroski

This is all stuff to consider, but give the...

This is all stuff to consider, but give the dynamics of our family and how we use bikes, it's probably worth it in a value for money equation.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

PeterBoutakis

PeterBoutakis
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

Thanks on behalf of Peter.

Thanks on behalf of Peter.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

I've heard back from Peter via Twitter. It seems...

I've heard back from Peter via Twitter. It seems he's having trouble signing up and replying to posts here. Says he's messaged site admin a few days ago. Any thoughts on how to help him out?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,910
Posted By bendembroski

That's an interesting option. I wasn't aware of...

That's an interesting option. I wasn't aware of these, and they look like it might just fit the bill. Thanks! I'll investigate further...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

I suspect the early announcement is a method to...

I suspect the early announcement is a method to 'put the feelers out' and see what the overall interest is before he proceeds with the next step. It's a common methodology in software development...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-15, 07:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

I think the 3 years in development is more...

I think the 3 years in development is more marketing hyperbole. It doesn't mean 3 years of full time development.

If I had to guess (and I do), the missing rear brake and derailleur cable are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,910
Posted By bendembroski

I suspected as much. I should have just asked...

I suspected as much. I should have just asked "are there any folders out there with a short top-tube?" :)

I'll stick to a bike that's definitely fit for purpose.

/end thread.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,910
Posted By bendembroski

Folding bike for my 7 year old?

It's time for the 7 year old to get a new bike.

I'm wondering if a folder might work. I could swap out the cranks for something short (like 120mm), cut the seatpost, and....

The idea being...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-15, 04:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

^^ This. However, if he manufactured a similar...

^^ This. However, if he manufactured a similar design in steel I bet it could be just as interesting, at the same price point. (provided it had decent components)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

I thought it funny that the comments there were:...

I thought it funny that the comments there were: "Why is it so expensive?" , and here they are: "Why is so inexpensive?" :p



I'd be happy enough if it was steel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

I've yet to hear from him. For me, this is now a...

I've yet to hear from him. For me, this is now a :popcorn situation. I look forward to see if the Kickstarter plays down the hyperbole, and offers more specifics on components.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,479
Posted By bendembroski

Xootr frame set, and move your components over?

Xootr frame set, and move your components over?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-15, 03:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

I too wondered about wheel size. Most likely an...

I too wondered about wheel size. Most likely an attempt to make the bike less 'clown-like' from a marketing perspective.

Then again, one of the things l like about this design is the apparently...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

The email I first sent him bounced back. I just...

The email I first sent him bounced back. I just sent another letting him know about this thread. Hopefully, he'll show up and say hi.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

Yes. It is a though thing to bring a product to...

Yes. It is a though thing to bring a product to market. I'm waiting to see if Mr. Boutakis replies to my emails (or shows up on this forum).


When I saw the yellow e-bike, I instantly thought...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

Now that my initial excitement has subsided, I'm...

Now that my initial excitement has subsided, I'm going to take a more hold-off, wait and see approach with this one.

Besides the hyperbole already addressed, I think tire clearance is going to be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

I tend to agree with all of the above. The...

I tend to agree with all of the above. The wheels are 24" -- 507 ETRTO. The funny thing is, when I first looked at it, by thought was, I wonder if you could fit 406's on it? The bottom bracket...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

Pacific IFmode and IFmove.

Pacific IFmode and IFmove.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

From Peter's Bio on the website: "Peter has...

From Peter's Bio on the website:

"Peter has worked on various folding bike designs over the past 8 years and has worked with manufacturers in Asia to develop these...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,872
Posted By bendembroski

I couldn't help myself. Started a thread here:...

I couldn't help myself. Started a thread here: http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/995667-helix.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,743
Posted By bendembroski

Helix

As was introduced by bike.gang.uk on another thread, a new titanium folder is due on the market:

Helix - The World's Best Folding Bike (http://www.ridehelix.ca/)

I'm likely to pre-order one, a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,872
Posted By bendembroski

+1

+1
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,872
Posted By bendembroski

Via: Helix bike is claimed to fold smaller than...

Via: Helix bike is claimed to fold smaller than any other (http://www.gizmag.com/helix-folding-bike/36245/#comments)


"
Thanks to gizmag for the excellent article, and thanks to the readers for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,872
Posted By bendembroski

Very interesting indeed! Sooo many questions... ...

Very interesting indeed! Sooo many questions... Why the dinky chainring? Fenders? Rack?

Looks the bee's knees.
12-13-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,855
Posted By bendembroski

I've always used Marathon Winters -- no...

I've always used Marathon Winters -- no complaints. My oldest set has 4 winters on them with daily, moderate use and the studs are still fine.

This year I got a new bike, and I needed winter...
12-11-13, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,546
Posted By bendembroski

This. I'm not one to call any bike "the best",...

This. I'm not one to call any bike "the best", YMMV and all that.

For little kids that will ride enough to justify the cost, Islabikes are the best you can get by a rather significant margin. ...
06-30-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,991
Posted By bendembroski

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/3905508644.htm...

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/3905508644.html

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I'll just say that in this particular relationship, the man is getting a pretty raw deal.
06-23-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By bendembroski

I thought the same, but I always enjoy seeing...

I thought the same, but I always enjoy seeing other people's hacks.. I think this one could be modified to be pretty useful.
06-23-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By bendembroski

DIY Bike portable shopping cart

Found this on Instructables:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Portable-Shopping-Cart/
06-11-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By bendembroski

I've got big plans for that seat post :)

I've got big plans for that seat post :)
06-11-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By bendembroski

Thanks for all the helpful replies. I'll...

Thanks for all the helpful replies.

I'll start stripping it out, and decide what do once I can actually see the frame :p

Cosmetics aside, is there a major downside to just leaving the seat tube...
06-11-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By bendembroski

1981 Trek 610 - Worth Saving? (Warning! lotsa pics)

Hi all.

Yesterday I made an impulse craigslist purchase. What was advertised as a 'Trek bike -- perfect shape' for $50 or best offer.

It turns out it was right around the corner from my house,...
05-15-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By bendembroski

Schwinn Speedster -- what would you do?

Hello all,

I was just given a '78 Schwinn Speedster (3 speed Sturmey Archer). The frame and components are in fair condition, the rear hub seems OK, but the wheels are very, very rusty. (Pics...
04-03-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By bendembroski

The callipers are the the 'feet'.

The callipers are the the 'feet'.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-25-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By bendembroski

Can anyone recommend a s24o route out of Milwaukee?

Spring fever has officially hit me.

I'd like to give a couple s24o's a try this year, perhaps with some others who are cycling novices.

Any suggestions for routes / campsites that are reachable...
03-20-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By bendembroski

Thanks for all the input. 130mm it is.

Thanks for all the input.

130mm it is.
03-20-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By bendembroski

'73 Super Sport -- spread rear to 126 or 130 ?

Hi all,

I usually hang out on the folding and utility forums, but I recently happened upon a '73 Schwinn Super Sport. I guess I'm in your club now too! :thumb:

The bike's in solid shape,...
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