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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 21,357
Posted By HGR3inOK

My understanding is (1) that the REI Bromptons...

My understanding is (1) that the REI Bromptons are limited to the three models listed, (2) that some Brompton parts and accessories will be available from REI, and (3) the three models are exactly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-17, 10:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,160
Posted By HGR3inOK

For background see: ...

For background see:

https://www.law.com/therecorder/almID/1202794730106/?slreturn=20171112172001

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
11-16-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By HGR3inOK

Everyone - The duplicate charge was promptly...

Everyone - The duplicate charge was promptly refunded.

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
11-13-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By HGR3inOK

Premium Members - Check For Double Billing

Everyone - It seems I was double-billed last month (via PayPal) for my "Premium" (a/k/a "Elite") BikeForums membership. :( I have requested a refund from BikeForums.

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-17, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,974
Posted By HGR3inOK

The pre-2017 H and M stem are not the same. They...

The pre-2017 H and M stem are not the same. They use the same handlebars as does the 2017 H and M, but the H stem is ~2"-3" longer than the M stem. Since the 2017 handle bar appears to be slighter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,974
Posted By HGR3inOK

My private message was to junkycosmos, but I have...

My private message was to junkycosmos, but I have responded to your pm.

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,974
Posted By HGR3inOK

I have sent you a Private Message, but, as a...

I have sent you a Private Message, but, as a "new" forum member, you may not be able to see it yet. :(

Regards,

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-17, 07:26 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 73,343
Posted By HGR3inOK

+1 Those of us who have been insulted/derided...

+1
Those of us who have been insulted/derided by Yan Lansky in this forum are well-aware of his methods.

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 769,785
Posted By HGR3inOK

Based on the Kickstarter photos, they apparently...

Based on the Kickstarter photos, they apparently hand-built three prototypes prior to that campaign.

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,822
Posted By HGR3inOK

What model is the Raleigh? And what are its...

What model is the Raleigh? And what are its folded dimensions?

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 23,330
Posted By HGR3inOK

Berlinonaut - I appreciate your thorough...

Berlinonaut - I appreciate your thorough analysis. However, as a bicycle rider for over 62 years (but never a "cyclist") and a "local bicycle shop" owner for over 7 years, my experience has been...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 23,330
Posted By HGR3inOK

Our shop in Oklahoma City may be your nearest...

Our shop in Oklahoma City may be your nearest Brompton dealer. We often work by appointment since many of our customers are outside the OKC area. I am 5'7" (160 lbs., 67 years old next week) with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 73,343
Posted By HGR3inOK

What is the make and model of the bicycle? And...

What is the make and model of the bicycle? And how old is it?

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By HGR3inOK

Where are you located? You may be able to find a...

Where are you located? You may be able to find a D6 or D7 model Boardwalk which, IMHO, is a much more desirable bike than the current Boardwalk S1 that has been sold in the USA for the past 7 years...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By HGR3inOK

I prefer the Park Tool PCS-10. It is similar to...

I prefer the Park Tool PCS-10. It is similar to the PCS-9, but it has a quick-release clamp --- definitely worth the price difference. I have used a PCS-10 with Dahons, Terns, Bromptons and several...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By HGR3inOK

Interbike has been held no place but Las Vegas so...

Interbike has been held no place but Las Vegas so far this century. However, next year it will be in Reno, Nevada. The National Automobile Museum makes Reno a more-attractive venue for me than Las...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,819
Posted By HGR3inOK

The issue I have tried to address/discuss is...

The issue I have tried to address/discuss is whether a manufacturer should be responsible for third-party modifications that do not conform to the product's design parameters.

My concerns...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,819
Posted By HGR3inOK

Please reread my previous post. My response was...

Please reread my previous post. My response was regarding non-Brompton wheels. Afermarket wheels that increase the "wheelbase" in order to provide additional stability may also increase/alter the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,819
Posted By HGR3inOK

The Brompton wheels are designed in conjunction...

The Brompton wheels are designed in conjunction with their support pieces. Aftermarket wheels may result in forces on the support pieces for which the support pieces are not designed.

And, in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-17, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,819
Posted By HGR3inOK

And how does one justify/rationalize that...

And how does one justify/rationalize that dishonesty? :foo:

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 96,415
Posted By HGR3inOK

Warranty terms are (theoretically) market driven....

Warranty terms are (theoretically) market driven. Also, keep in mind that, in the bicycle industry, a "lifetime warranty" on a frame usually means "for the useful life" of the frame --- not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,364
Posted By HGR3inOK

If you have fenders then you may have clearance...

If you have fenders then you may have clearance issues with BAs. My recollection is that other forum members have used BA 20x2.0s on Mu models with fenders. Maybe someone with actual experience...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By HGR3inOK

If you purchase a new Brompton (or any other new...

If you purchase a new Brompton (or any other new bicycle) in Europe, make sure you are aware of any differences between the warranty on the European bike and the warranty on the USA bike. ;)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By HGR3inOK

Keep in mind that, in most instances in the USA,...

Keep in mind that, in most instances in the USA, a state/county/city sales or use tax is owed by the purchaser. Whether the seller collects and remits the tax to the taxing authority usually has no...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,297
Posted By HGR3inOK

Brompton went to the "spider" crank in model year...

Brompton went to the "spider" crank in model year 2013. The change was not on some early 2013s due to parts availability issues. Most Bromptons can be upgraded to the spider crank with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,009
Posted By HGR3inOK

+1 This and/or a Speed model with wheels and...

+1

This and/or a Speed model with wheels and any other necessary enhancements for a 300-pound weight spec. :)

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 73,343
Posted By HGR3inOK

I don't know. We were selling ~1/month when we...

I don't know. We were selling ~1/month when we had our shop in Norman. Our best seller was the Link C7 (~1/3 of the Terns we sold). We drew folding bike customers from Kansas, Arkansas and Texas...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 73,343
Posted By HGR3inOK

Please note that I am Senior Member of this forum...

Please note that I am Senior Member of this forum who reviews forum postings daily, and a former authorized dealer for Tern (and Dahon, Raleigh, Diamondback, Hoffman, Linus and Detroit Bikes).

As...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By HGR3inOK

The ThorUSA package included the mounting...

The ThorUSA package included the mounting brackets for the seat-stay braze-ons on (most?) Dahons. And I believe there are other Pletscher mounting kits for different applications.

-HANK RYAN-...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By HGR3inOK

FWIW, ThorUSA used to have a Pletscher Athlete...

FWIW, ThorUSA used to have a Pletscher Athlete rear rack for 20" bikes. Properly installed, it was the sturdiest rear rack I have ever personally used.

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,319
Posted By HGR3inOK

As a bicycle rider with over 60 years experience...

As a bicycle rider with over 60 years experience and an independent bicycle dealer since July 2010, I strongly agree with the advice to test ride several bikes, if possible. Your friend's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,510
Posted By HGR3inOK

I had a 2008 Dahon Speed P8 that was replaced by...

I had a 2008 Dahon Speed P8 that was replaced by a 2010 Dahon Mu XL Sport that was replaced by a 2015 Brompton H6L-X. For me, both Dahons were nimble and sure-footed. (FWIW, since 1964 my primary...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 305,364
Posted By HGR3inOK

1999 Birdy in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA for - $600

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/bik/6174466007.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,573
Posted By HGR3inOK

Where are you located? -HANK RYAN- Norman,...

Where are you located?

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,588
Posted By HGR3inOK

+1 My 64 Moulton 4-Speed was my primary bicycle...

+1
My 64 Moulton 4-Speed was my primary bicycle for forty years. Unfortunately, as my body aged I could not adjust it to be comfortable. And, I couldn't bear to Frankenbike it. I put it up for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,910
Posted By HGR3inOK

Please consider adding your location to your...

Please consider adding your location to your forum profile. This is a worldwide forum, and knowing a poster's location will usually result in better advice. :)

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,799
Posted By HGR3inOK

FWIW, the Brompton saddle height insert is $9.99...

FWIW, the Brompton saddle height insert is $9.99 (USD) and installation instructions are at:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pShWaKl0RHQ


-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,117
Posted By HGR3inOK

The Mirrycle MTB mirror will work with a 2017 H...

The Mirrycle MTB mirror will work with a 2017 H model. There's a little bit more than 1/4" clearance when folded. I don't currently have a 2017 M model to test.

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,117
Posted By HGR3inOK

I have had a Mirrycle MTB mirror on all of my...

I have had a Mirrycle MTB mirror on all of my bicycles for ~7 years. The clearance is close on my 2015 Brompton H6L-X when folded. We have installed Ergon GP2 grips (with bar ends) on a customer's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,000
Posted By HGR3inOK

Where are you located? -HANK RYAN- Norman,...

Where are you located?

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-17, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 317,509
Posted By HGR3inOK

Looks like that one is a Flamingo, not a...

Looks like that one is a Flamingo, not a Brompton. FWIW, I have taken my Brompton into the "facilities" with me several times, but I've never bothered to take pictures. :)

-HANK RYAN-
Norman,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-17, 12:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,472
Posted By HGR3inOK

Are you running for President of the USA? :foo: ...

Are you running for President of the USA? :foo:


-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 36,557
Posted By HGR3inOK

Landis - Welcome! -HANK RYAN- Norman,...

Landis - Welcome!

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,472
Posted By HGR3inOK

Is your area mostly flat or mostly hilly? What...

Is your area mostly flat or mostly hilly? What vehicles are you currently considering?


-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,472
Posted By HGR3inOK

Where are you located? And, what kind of car? ...

Where are you located? And, what kind of car?


-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 36,557
Posted By HGR3inOK

Of course, since the Brompton in the video has a...

Of course, since the Brompton in the video has a telescoping seat post, a more "fair" comparison would have the Brompton saddle removed also. :)

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,594
Posted By HGR3inOK

It is showing up for me. You might go to your...

It is showing up for me. You might go to your User CP and check your "Thread Display Options" in your display settings.

-HANK RYAN-
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 36,557
Posted By HGR3inOK

I believe that the lowest-priced Dahon...

I believe that the lowest-priced Dahon distributed in the USA is the Boardwalk S1. While the frames on earlier Boardwalks were 4130 chromoly, for the last several years, the ones distributed in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-17, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,594
Posted By HGR3inOK

One model to consider, if you can find one, is a...

One model to consider, if you can find one, is a used Dahon Sweet Pea - similar to a Curve, but with 14" tires. See:

Folding Bicycles and Folding Bicycle Accessories by Dahon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,645
Posted By HGR3inOK

In the past, the key differences between the...

In the past, the key differences between the Speed D7 and the Mariner D7 have been that the Mariner D7 has an aluminum frame and rear rack while the Speed D7 has a steel frame and rear rack. I don't...
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