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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By rhenning

When you get 10 posts post a picture of the bike...

When you get 10 posts post a picture of the bike to better get a correct opinion. Roger
08-12-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By rhenning

This was a big thing in the 1990s and was more a...

This was a big thing in the 1990s and was more a sales gimmick than something that made the bike better. My bikes like that eventually had the cable on the outside of the frame. Roger
08-12-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By rhenning

Other than wearing bicycle gloves I am not aware...

Other than wearing bicycle gloves I am not aware of any other things. I am 71 and starting riding a bike before I was 5 and have never hurt a wrist from bike riding. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By rhenning

No it is not repaired. Roger

No it is not repaired. Roger
08-07-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By rhenning

Being a folder collector and owning 2 Bickerton"s...

Being a folder collector and owning 2 Bickerton"s (both models) they are the worst bicycles I have ever owned. The aluminum tubing used is so soft and weak and flexible the bikes seem to be trying...
08-07-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By rhenning

Don't know how to decode the numbers but they...

Don't know how to decode the numbers but they have been sold the last 10 years so 2010 to 2020. Roger
07-30-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By rhenning

Looks like most B17s. Some have the ridge and...

Looks like most B17s. Some have the ridge and others do not. If you ride in padded bike shorts you will not know it is there. you may not even if you ride in plain clothes. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By rhenning

I looked for a 24mm suspension seat post on EBay...

I looked for a 24mm suspension seat post on EBay and there are none so that leads me to believe it does not exist. The only bikes I remember with that size are some old French bikes. Roger
07-27-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By rhenning

The bend (curve)in the derailleur cage can be...

The bend (curve)in the derailleur cage can be different depending on what it is made for. Road bikes have a bigger curve and mountain bikes a tighter curve which would be appropriate for the chain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By rhenning

IT should be able to shift the cable from left to...

IT should be able to shift the cable from left to right side unless Brompton did something weird. I would take it to the place you bought it if its new and have them do it for you Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,293
Posted By rhenning

AJFUDGE you are trying to help on a 4+ year old...

AJFUDGE you are trying to help on a 4+ year old post so I am not sure it will help at this point. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By rhenning

You might want to read this and see how to do it...

You might want to read this and see how to do it as this is an original owners manual. Roger
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/379511/Giant-Halfway.html#manual
PS there are other sources for this...
07-22-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,799
Posted By rhenning

I just recently sold my 1974 Paramount in the...

I just recently sold my 1974 Paramount in the last year and it was the best bike I have ever owned. If you look at the left rear dropout you will find the serial number that will tell you more about...
07-13-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By rhenning

I see the originals on EBAY but will cost as much...

I see the originals on EBAY but will cost as much or more than a used one. This is my Huffy one made from a $50 frame and about $150 worth of parts and a few hours of time. Aluminum rims with a BMX...
07-12-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By rhenning

You might want to ask this and look in the...

You might want to ask this and look in the Folders section as Mini Velos are discussed often there. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 670,675
Posted By rhenning

You might look into Bike Friday. They are custom...

You might look into Bike Friday. They are custom built to you needs and size. They have an 800 number you can call. Roger
07-09-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By rhenning

CL would be a place to look for trailers. I doubt...

CL would be a place to look for trailers. I doubt you could pull a camper trailer but maybe it is possible. You could also build your own trailer. A picture of 2 that I did. Roger
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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By rhenning

You might want to contact Bike Friday as they...

You might want to contact Bike Friday as they made many of their own racks for their bikes. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By rhenning

The only way to get them right is to buy the...

The only way to get them right is to buy the right size. At least you do not have a lot of money tied up in them. Roger
07-07-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By rhenning

I would say it is normal. Automobile disc brakes...

I would say it is normal. Automobile disc brakes do the same thing. Roger
07-04-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By rhenning

There are 622 vendors currently selling this on...

There are 622 vendors currently selling this on EBAY. Roger
07-04-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 999
Posted By rhenning

Doesn't appear to be a gal to me. Roger

Doesn't appear to be a gal to me. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By rhenning

When you get in 10 posts post a picture. Roger

When you get in 10 posts post a picture. Roger
07-01-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By rhenning

As Kirby999 said just add a front brake. The...

As Kirby999 said just add a front brake. The coaster should easily lock the rear wheel and at that point you are using the maximum braking possible. Roger.
06-28-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,751
Posted By rhenning

Mark then take her out to try bikes and ride...

Mark then take her out to try bikes and ride them. I can almost promise if you pick one she will not like or ride it. Roger
06-27-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By rhenning

Can you even get the rail? Years ago I took the...

Can you even get the rail? Years ago I took the rail out of a B17 for some reason and it was a bear of a job to get it back into the saddle. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By rhenning

Since I dug the bike out I added front brakes to...

Since I dug the bike out I added front brakes to it. It took a couple of hours to do. The brakes are Schwinn approved side pulls used on Varsity bikes from about 1966 to the end of the 1970s. I am...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By rhenning

Does your bike look like this one which is my...

Does your bike look like this one which is my single speed Stowaway. If so adding a brake would be simple. Roger
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06-27-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By rhenning

You need the ones (axle, cones, nuts washers etc)...

You need the ones (axle, cones, nuts washers etc) designed for that hub for it work right and last. No quick fix. Roger
06-27-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By rhenning

My only comment would be I would never buy a bike...

My only comment would be I would never buy a bike or or like it without riding it first. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By rhenning

My advice is to go to a bike shop and ask their...

My advice is to go to a bike shop and ask their advice. They would be good people to know if you need other things for your bike. Do not just order a brake. They may have used parts that will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By rhenning

Never seen one of them without a front brake and...

Never seen one of them without a front brake and assumed you had one. Previous owner must have taken it off. Yes get a front caliper brake and you do not need expensive one. Make sure the reach...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By rhenning

What is on the bike is about as simple and good...

What is on the bike is about as simple and good as you can get for that bike. Maybe replace the brake pads with new or Koolstop pads and adjust the brakes by the book/manual and you will be good to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By rhenning

Read the size of the tire printed on the tire and...

Read the size of the tire printed on the tire and replace with the same size. An example might be 20 x 1.75 or 16 x 2.125. First number is overall tire size and second is tire with. Roger
06-22-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By rhenning

Not funny. Roger

Not funny. Roger
06-21-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
Posted By rhenning

What does recs mean. Records, recommendations,...

What does recs mean. Records, recommendations, recycled and so on. Roher
06-20-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By rhenning

It means not to exceed 70 pounds total Roger

It means not to exceed 70 pounds total Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By rhenning

What is a backet? Roger

What is a backet? Roger
06-14-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23,062
Views: 2,616,202
Posted By rhenning

That bike has "death trap" written all over it. ...

That bike has "death trap" written all over it. Roger
06-11-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By rhenning

The SL 1 was made after 2010 to about 2018. Not...

The SL 1 was made after 2010 to about 2018. Not an old bike or very expensive bike. Roger
06-11-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By rhenning

If you see some labeled Hunt Wilde they would be...

If you see some labeled Hunt Wilde they would be good ones. Roger
06-11-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By rhenning

I would need the bike in my bike stand to give an...

I would need the bike in my bike stand to give an answer. My wife has a Cranbrook and I have an older Good Vibrations Huffy for what it is worth. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By rhenning

You lower/raise the stem on the top quick release...

You lower/raise the stem on the top quick release as you indicated. Not knowing your bike the maker made have made it so you can't pull it out by mistake and crash. I would call them and ask if it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By rhenning

I think you need pictures if you want good help. ...

I think you need pictures if you want good help. On some of my Dahons for example there is no adjustment. Roger
06-10-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By rhenning

Maybe only the 23 tooth but not both or she will...

Maybe only the 23 tooth but not both or she will have a top speed way to slow. What I suspect is if she actually rides the bike she will soon want the 19 tooth back on the bike. Roger
06-10-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By rhenning

I suspect the Schwinn would get stolen quicker...

I suspect the Schwinn would get stolen quicker than a Fuji. Schwinn cruisers are fun to ride but are heavy, not very fast see first part of this and not first choice of ride unless I am going to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By rhenning

Just for information I own your bikes grandfather...

Just for information I own your bikes grandfather Pocket Rocket number 2 which I bought from Bike Fridays traded in bike program in I think 1995. I hope you keep yours as long as I have. Roger
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06-04-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By rhenning

You better be short or build it like a Sting Ray...

You better be short or build it like a Sting Ray or use it for display or you will never be able to ride it. Good luck with what you decide to do. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By rhenning

Is the shim slotted so it can compress or one...

Is the shim slotted so it can compress or one piece so it will not compress? Roger
06-03-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By rhenning

They built a similar cruiser style frame for the...

They built a similar cruiser style frame for the Kids bikes and for Sting Rays. I suspect the bike you are seeing is a custom made bike. I do not remember factory ones being built. Roger
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