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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-15, 09:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,547
Posted By SesameCrunch

Yeah, but my commentary is about coming down long...

Yeah, but my commentary is about coming down long descents. I don't think you'll be taking your ebike up 2-3K ft. climbs. For general, around town riding, I'm sure you're good with V-brakes.

I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-15, 06:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,547
Posted By SesameCrunch

I've had two blow outs on 20" (406) tires coming...

I've had two blow outs on 20" (406) tires coming down long mountain descents. It's not fun 'cause you're going pretty fast on downhills. On one blowout coming down a 2,000 ft descent with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,327
Posted By SesameCrunch

I still stand by this statement that the Capreo...

I still stand by this statement that the Capreo derailleur provides more of a wrap around the cogs. It may not matter that much in day to day riding, tho.

I've had problems using the Capreo...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,803
Posted By SesameCrunch

There is a dealer in the US. His name is Bruce...

There is a dealer in the US. His name is Bruce Metras. He appears here as brucemetras. You can look up his profile and get pm him. He's got new and used Moultons.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,539
Posted By SesameCrunch

Bruce: I'm curious - why is a 1X better than...

Bruce:

I'm curious - why is a 1X better than a 2X? Is it a matter of the angle of entry of the spoke?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,424
Posted By SesameCrunch

I have a 500W Mac motor on the front wheel of a...

I have a 500W Mac motor on the front wheel of a Downtube FS right now. Bought it from EM3EV (www.em3ev.com). Upgrade Mac Kit with 46.8V Frame Battery (up to 40kmh/25mph)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-14, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,015
Posted By SesameCrunch

Nice conversion job, Roger! This discussion...

Nice conversion job, Roger!

This discussion brings back memories of my MK3 conversion -

Before:
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e157/sesamecrunch/My%20Moultons/Moulton1sm.jpg...
01-20-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By SesameCrunch

Both good routes. You can be assured that...

Both good routes. You can be assured that traffic is very light on all roads you picked, except Hwy 1 (Hwy84 can be busy on weekends). But Hwy 1 has very good shoulders. So, it'll be very good...
12-21-13, 07:49 PM
12-20-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,754
Posted By SesameCrunch

My sentiments exactly. Didn't know about the...

My sentiments exactly. Didn't know about the cliff. I'm adjusting to becoming one speed. Decades of instinct take over when there's a rider in front of me and I reflexively want to catch him. ...
12-19-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,754
Posted By SesameCrunch

I'm still riding, but on a recumbent now. The...

I'm still riding, but on a recumbent now. The ride rhythm on a 'bent is so different than an upright road bike (fast on flats, slow on hills), I don't ride with a group anymore. Like Bostic, 99% of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-13, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,643
Posted By SesameCrunch

Speaking of electric bikes, I just saw this...

Speaking of electric bikes, I just saw this all-contained electric wheel, designed to fit onto any existing bike and turn them into an e-Bike. Seems like a great idea!

http://www.flykly.com/
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,643
Posted By SesameCrunch

Given how small the rear hatch area is, the bike...

Given how small the rear hatch area is, the bike is wedged in nicely between the rear seat and hatch door. The saddle takes and bike bag absorbs any movement perfectly. So, no need to tie it down.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,643
Posted By SesameCrunch

New application for folding bikes - Electric cars

I recently made the conversion to carbon free transportation - solar panels and full electric car. I got a Chevy Spark - an amazing car! Not just environmentally friendly, but also 0-60 in 7.5...
09-14-13, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,754
Posted By SesameCrunch

We lost Pete - Taxi777. He was the spiritual...

We lost Pete - Taxi777. He was the spiritual "glue" of the group.

The group drifted apart when he got hurt and had other problems. Stopped riding for a while and disappeared from here.
...
09-11-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By SesameCrunch

Ugh. Sorry to hear this. I was one of the many,...

Ugh. Sorry to hear this. I was one of the many, many beneficiaries of his SAG services. He was a legend.
05-12-13, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By SesameCrunch

I'd call this the Blender Century :)

I'd call this the Blender Century :)
05-07-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By SesameCrunch

I went on this ride also. The wind was...

I went on this ride also. The wind was incredible. I was blown off the road 3 times, once into the other lane. Countless other "heart in the throat" moments. I've also never had to lean my bike...
04-05-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,673
Posted By SesameCrunch

I used 11-28 with older 105s and they work fine. ...

I used 11-28 with older 105s and they work fine. I used mine with compact cranks up front. Don't see any reason why they won't work with your triple cranks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-13, 07:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,833
Posted By SesameCrunch

Wow, that surprises me. My experience was just...

Wow, that surprises me. My experience was just the opposite. The Brompton sits too upright to offer any kind of spirited performance. The Tikt allowed more of a road bike feel, in my experience. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,381
Posted By SesameCrunch

Haha! That would have been fun. I never thought...

Haha! That would have been fun. I never thought about continuing the legacy through my son!

I do miss that bike. It was so much fun to make and the memories with my son are priceless.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-13, 10:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,833
Posted By SesameCrunch

I'll vote for a Tikit for your use. It rides...

I'll vote for a Tikit for your use. It rides very very nice, and will appeal to your inner "roadie". It folds extremely fast, and most importantly, pretty small. Here's a picture of it next to my...
03-26-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By SesameCrunch

I'm a HMB resident also and agree with the last...

I'm a HMB resident also and agree with the last two assessments of riding on Hwy1 to/from Pacifica.

One option that I've used is to ride to Pacifica, then take SamTrans bus route 294 over...
02-25-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By SesameCrunch

Just to add another option - If you want peace of...

Just to add another option - If you want peace of mind, you can catch a bus from Pacifica that takes you over the Slide into Montara. There's a nice bike rack on each SamTrans bus. Here's the...
02-18-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By SesameCrunch

I guess no one here has been on the route. I'm...

I guess no one here has been on the route. I'm going to assume the route is good enough.

I will post on BROL to see if we can get some other folks to join us. Should be fun...
02-16-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By SesameCrunch

Fast Century route - anyone been on this one?

Doing a sub-5 hour century has long been on my bicycling bucket list. But with all the hills around here in NorCal, all local the centuries have too much climbing for me to consider even trying to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,745
Posted By SesameCrunch

That's why I was initially reluctant to get the...

That's why I was initially reluctant to get the Automatix. However, after getting one, I find that when I need the lower gear, I just have to slow down, then it shifts into the lower gear. One...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,745
Posted By SesameCrunch

Yes, I agree. The bike on which I use the...

Yes, I agree. The bike on which I use the Automatix is just for pootling around, and the Automatix is supremely suited for that purpose. I have other bikes for more serious riding.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,745
Posted By SesameCrunch

I've had the Duomatic, S2C and am now using the...

I've had the Duomatic, S2C and am now using the SRAM Automatix.

Love the Automatix. Shifting is great, braking works great (I've even removed my front brakes because I am totally confident of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-13, 03:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,227
Posted By SesameCrunch

Kam: My M6L fits into my F'Lite. The only...

Kam:

My M6L fits into my F'Lite. The only thing I have to do is remove the seatpost. Then it drops right in.

If you're looking for one, I'll sell you mine for a great deal. Only used once.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-13, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,185
Posted By SesameCrunch

I guess it's too late to wish you Happy New Year,...

I guess it's too late to wish you Happy New Year, eh? You've clearly started it in fine fashion.

Love that Brooks saddle and matching bar tape.

Now you need to bring it over here and our...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By SesameCrunch

I didn't defeat folder-itis. It defeated me! ...

I didn't defeat folder-itis. It defeated me!

I retreated to recumbents. It's harder to hoard recumbents 'cause they're so much bigger!!!

:)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By SesameCrunch

Nice try, but I already got my new decal. To...

Nice try, but I already got my new decal. To wit:

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e157/sesamecrunch/4F53C975-557A-49A2-87CE-F74454B6A5C0-1651-00000241D26A0B37_zps4856c4be.jpg

close-up:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By SesameCrunch

Kids on folders on rollers

As rainy season sets in here in the SF Bay Area, I start thinking of trainers. My fluid trainer is loaned out to a friend, so I pulled out a set of rollers which have never been used. I ride...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,059
Posted By SesameCrunch

I went on a quest similar to yours after I...

I went on a quest similar to yours after I discovered folders about 7 years ago. Ended up going through about 25 folders looking for something that could simulate my 17lb carbon road bike. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-12, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By SesameCrunch

The Downtube FS is a fine bike for casual riding....

The Downtube FS is a fine bike for casual riding. Factor in the price, and it's a great value. It's great for moderate riding on dirt trails. It's heavy, though. Probably 30+ lbs. So, if that's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,939
Posted By SesameCrunch

They look good in the wild too! ...

They look good in the wild too!

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e157/sesamecrunch/coast2-2.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,939
Posted By SesameCrunch

Separating is just a slower version of folding.

Separating is just a slower version of folding.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-12, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,939
Posted By SesameCrunch

Wait a minute! Isn't there a statue of...

Wait a minute! Isn't there a statue of limitation on the crime of infecting others with folderitis? Mully's ride on my TSR was in July of 2008! Surely, I can't be held responsible for something...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,758
Posted By SesameCrunch

Well, I've been riding a TSR since 2008 and have...

Well, I've been riding a TSR since 2008 and have owned over 40 different bikes in my lifetime. I don't need Google to validate my riding experience.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,758
Posted By SesameCrunch

I don't know why your test TSR was bouncy, but...

I don't know why your test TSR was bouncy, but it's not because it's a separable. Mine is separable, I've had it since 2008. I take in on long rides, fast rides. Its a gem. Maybe it was peculiar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,552
Posted By SesameCrunch

My Brommie M6L sits in the boot of my car, ready...

My Brommie M6L sits in the boot of my car, ready to be used at all times...

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e157/sesamecrunch/IMG_4507.jpg

Here he is with his bunk-mate, a Tikit (since sold)....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,758
Posted By SesameCrunch

I've owned both. Currently still have the TSR,...

I've owned both. Currently still have the TSR, but sold the Bridgestone, so that tells you what my clear preference is. The Bridgestone is drop dead gorgeous. I had flat bars and drop bars on...
09-19-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,108
Posted By SesameCrunch

Yup, that's it. You have to look for it, though....

Yup, that's it. You have to look for it, though. Not particularly well signed.

Big Ben, it would be ideal if you had disc brakes, as it's a long and steep (at places) downhill. Otherwise, be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,552
Posted By SesameCrunch

You, sir, are a brave man. I would never have...

You, sir, are a brave man. I would never have risked my Brompton naked with the airlines.
09-18-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,108
Posted By SesameCrunch

32mm is fine. It's a well used fire trail. I'll...

32mm is fine. It's a well used fire trail. I'll bet that once you come down that trail, you'll come back with a MTB. There's all kinds of trails there. People come from all over to ride their...
09-18-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,108
Posted By SesameCrunch

There is a big firetrail you can come down. It's...

There is a big firetrail you can come down. It's fun, no issues at all if you have wide tires. Once you exit the firetrail, you can turn left and come out Purissima Creek Rd, which is flat, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-12, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,164
Posted By SesameCrunch

Yes, Phil is my neighbor and friend. I wish he...

Yes, Phil is my neighbor and friend. I wish he were my riding partner, but he's too fast for me to keep up. There is a century that we like to ride from our house to Santa Cruz and back. It's just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-12, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,164
Posted By SesameCrunch

Back on topic - my friend just cracked 72 mph on...

Back on topic - my friend just cracked 72 mph on his tandem recumbent. Another world record.

World record for a single rider HPV is 83mph set in 2009.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,164
Posted By SesameCrunch

I refer to Mulleady as Frankencalves as a result...

I refer to Mulleady as Frankencalves as a result of him snapping a chain when we sprinted from a traffic light. Geeez...
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