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05-23-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By freckles

first ride up a hill!

went on my first real ride today!


i live in los angeles and cycled up to the griffith park observatory! i've walked up the road many times ( closed to cars due to covid- amazing feeling to...
05-21-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By freckles

thank you all for your advice- this is such a...

thank you all for your advice- this is such a great forum!

i think its more fear of breaking/ruining my first ever brand new bicycle by cross chaining the gears or some thing else but ya'll gave...
05-17-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By freckles

How to use bar end shifters?

i finally received my bike friday nwt!!!(2+ month delay-thank you covid)


she has bar end shifters (shimano sl-bs79) on soma oxford handlebars.... looks beautiful but not sure how to shift as...
04-23-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By freckles

fietsfabriek filibus!

CrankyOne, thank you!

i knew bikeforums is THE place to ask after poking around the internet and coming up empty handed.

its a darn cute looking bicycle. one day i'll get some sort of...
04-19-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By freckles

Who makes this cargo bicycle?

https://ace-pictures-inc.photoshelter.com/image/I00003VjmyPw27jY

i love the way this cargo bike looks!

yup, while spending my "shelter in place" time dreaming about compactish cargo bikes-...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By freckles

love it!

WOW! really love BF's new bike:love:!!!!!
still waiting for my new NWT to arrive to her new home (please be soon) but also now kinda experiencing buyers remorse:backpedal: because i'm seriously...
02-13-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By freckles

moved it up to handlebars

moved it up to the handlebars and it clears the front wheel- no shadow! and i like it!

I had a handlebar mounted "flashlight" kind of headlight set to flash before. always kept it aimed down...
02-06-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By freckles

Argh- headlight has huge shadow of front wheel

I successfully installed a new edelux II headlight on my oma's:love:center fork mount. I love the new light but it casts a huge shadow of the front wheel/fender. I've gradually tipped it up to see...
Forum: Touring
01-12-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By freckles

thats great to hear that they are easy to remove!...

thats great to hear that they are easy to remove! i ended up going with the EZY Superior Allways
Forum: Touring
01-12-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By freckles

i couldn't get over how they looked and decided...

i couldn't get over how they looked and decided to get the allways too!
Forum: Touring
01-12-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By freckles

ended up asking at BF about their selection of...

ended up asking at BF about their selection of MKS pedals- was told it wasn't a specific reason or that they are the best option for BF bikes.
01-12-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By freckles

I emailed Workcyles about the type and...

I emailed Workcyles about the type and feasibility of changing the crank. I get knee pain sometimes when pushing down the pedal from 12 o'clock....I think it may depend on the shoe's padding/sole...
01-12-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By freckles

Hi Leisesturm, Yes, I do have to reach just a...

Hi Leisesturm,
Yes, I do have to reach just a little forward to reach the handlebar shifter/bell/brake levers. Luckily, they are wonderful swept back handlebars so the reach isn't as much as it...
01-11-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By freckles

change crank size to compensate for too large frame?

Just discovered my beloved Oma:love:is not 49cm but actually 52cm frame! I bought her secondhand over 2 years ago and the seller said she was 49cm.

In the process of getting a new custom...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

i asked Walter at BF and he picked 150mm! its the...

i asked Walter at BF and he picked 150mm! its the origin 8 brand.
if this bike is comfy and fits me, i will keep forever to use for everyday for commuting and traveling... until i need to get a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

So I can change out the crank lengths! its...

So I can change out the crank lengths! its originally spec'd with 165mm cranks but can go as small as 150mm.

my inseam is 28.5" and the NWT will be in a recreational/touring position. My super...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

measured Oma's :love: crank and its 170mm. and i...

measured Oma's :love: crank and its 170mm. and i re-read the parts list and the NWT crank is 165mm :(, NOT 160mm. i guess i really wanted it to be at 160mm so thats what i saw.

waiting to see if...
Forum: Touring
01-01-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By freckles

i'm located in los angeles and bought the NWT...

i'm located in los angeles and bought the NWT from BF but i haven't received the bike yet.

plan to buy pedals/lights and other accessories online from germany/ebay.
starbike has good prices...
Forum: Touring
12-31-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By freckles

pakeboi, thank you for responding...

pakeboi,

thank you for responding especially since you have experience with folding bicycles!

can you describe why you like certain pedals on one folder but not on another folder? is it 16"...
Forum: Touring
12-29-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By freckles

MKS Allways vs Lambdas vs Urban for touring?

Has anyone tried the MKS Allways pedals for touring?


I am trying to decide on a quick release pedal for my folding touring bicycle. I wear size 6.5-7 (women's) shoe and plan to wear regular...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

i looked over my components and see its 160mm...

i looked over my components and see its 160mm cranks but i emailed them to see if changing it might be an option. i have no idea how long the cranks are on Oma.

my leg measurement is 28.5" and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

is that the name brand- Five Ten? i'm venturing...

is that the name brand- Five Ten? i'm venturing into a whole new world of sneaker shoes! it looks like these shoes can go from biking to hiking/walks.

is 165mm a standard crank length? i hope...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

HI linberl, yup, i looked at the mks urban...

HI linberl, yup, i looked at the mks urban platform too but they require a toe clips or half clips. i was going to get these originally because they look so purty with the leather trim half clips...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

mks ezy superior pedals

now looking at mks ezy superior pedals with power grips added.

lots of reviews for the touring and lambda pedals but none for the allways- only thing that comes up is that it spins really really...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

finally made the order from bike24! ended up...

finally made the order from bike24! ended up ordering the eduluxII in the 140cm cable length with loose connectors and toplight tail light with wire plus an extra SON fork and handlebar mount.
...
12-21-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By freckles

yes, its says shimano 6v 2.4 watt hub.... it came...

yes, its says shimano 6v 2.4 watt hub.... it came with a head (retro bullet style,not bright) and tail light (fender with stand light) originally installed- maybe thats why the front light isn't very...
12-20-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,043
Posted By freckles

ok, ordered the amphenol pin/sockets! i thought...

ok, ordered the amphenol pin/sockets! i thought the price was per item! ... thinking thats kinda expensive but saw they are a 10 pack- yay! so now got extra to practice soldering :twitchy:
12-20-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,043
Posted By freckles

the amphenol pins/sockets you referenced can be...

the amphenol pins/sockets you referenced can be soldered in place?- they are listed as needing to be crimped? i like your set up alot and will try soldering them too unless i can borrow a crimper...
12-20-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,043
Posted By freckles

would you recommend the Velo Lumino banana...

would you recommend the Velo Lumino banana connectors over the Supernova? the VL are smaller which is a plus.
12-20-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,043
Posted By freckles

did Velo Lumino change stock? their gold plated...

did Velo Lumino change stock? their gold plated banana connectors are $2.00 per pair- a great deal if the same quality as the supernova ones ($15-19).
12-18-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,043
Posted By freckles

2.0 mm bullets

would these work for making quick connects? they are 2 mm, the supernova ones do not say what size it is.

would be for making connections to Son coaxial wiring and regular 2 wire ( on oma)
...
12-18-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,043
Posted By freckles

hi noglider, its for a folding bicycle that...

hi noglider,

its for a folding bicycle that is taken apart to fit into a suitcase. i want to make the lights detachable while keeping the dynamo wiring intact when in the suitcase.

plus, i...
12-18-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,043
Posted By freckles

for soldering- would this one from harbor freight...

for soldering- would this one from harbor freight work? https://www.harborfreight.com/30-watt-lightweight-soldering-iron-69060.html
along with the helping hand to hold while soldering?...
12-18-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,043
Posted By freckles

Hi Steve in Peoria, I like your quick...

Hi Steve in Peoria,

I like your quick release connections! how are the Amphenol pins and sockets connected to the dynamo wiring? is it soldered or crimped?

I am searching for a way to...
12-18-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By freckles

ok, majority wins- i'll keep the original dynamo...

ok, majority wins- i'll keep the original dynamo fender tail light:thumb:

it works and has a stand light and use a second blinky rear light too- made by solas, battery powered and attached to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-15-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

remove dynamo lights when packing?

what do BF owners do with their dynamo lights when packing it into a suitcase?


plan to have a fork mounted headlight and a rack mounted taillight. the rack is a BF folding rack.


head...
12-14-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By freckles

yes, it has two wires. i emailed workcycles also...

yes, it has two wires. i emailed workcycles also to verify and they replied its not ground to the frame.

the current tail light works and has a good stand light but thinking the secular is going...
12-14-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By freckles

Yes- two wires- unscrewed the tail light cover...

Yes- two wires- unscrewed the tail light cover and saw two!

looking at the luxos b or cyo premium t (or rt) senso plus with the secular plus or toplight line plus (no brake light).

it would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

I plan to get connectors to be able to disable...

I plan to get connectors to be able to disable them for packing- supernova gold plated "banana" connector or Son coaxial connectors or B&M spade connectors. hoping that should give me reliable...
12-14-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By freckles

Use existing dynamo wiring for new head and taillights?

I have a second hand workcyles oma :love: with a shimano dh2r30e hub- it has a classic head "be seen" light and a pretty good fender mounted tail light.
I want to upgrade the head light and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

Lights!

I've spent so much time reading about dynamo lights!

I think I'm going to order online - Rose seems to have great prices- woohoo! and since my NWT won't be ready for a few months, theres plenty of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

i ended up with the Soma Oxford after talking...

i ended up with the Soma Oxford after talking with Walter at BF, my build originally comes with drop bars and bar end shifters and Nitto doesn't work with the shifters. I was looking at the same...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

handlebars

ok, i was able to place an order with BF on their last sale day! they were sooo super busy!

the NWT comes with straight bars and i'm looking at different handlebars for the build.

i'm 5'2",...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

question- with the Albatross style handlebars...

question- with the Albatross style handlebars were you able to ride up hills?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

your bike is so pretty!:love: how did you...

your bike is so pretty!:love: how did you decide on the color? i was going to go stealth black because i don't like standing out but the colors are a nice pop!

what NWT did you get? did you go...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

my Oma rides in such a relaxed manner when i...

my Oma rides in such a relaxed manner when i first got on the dealer NWT, i felt like i was going to go over the handlebars every time i hit the brakes!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

test rode the NWT!!!

I tried the NWT today!!!:ride:

its totally different from my Oma, i expected this but was still surprised.

the dealer model was too big for me- maybe the frame/stem/??? and the mtb handlebars...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

thank you, tourist in MSN! I was just reading...

thank you, tourist in MSN! I was just reading about dynohubs while it was slow at work tuesday:rolleyes:- good use of time, at least i was learning something:thumb:


my current bike has a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-28-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

Yes! thank you! i called them yesterday and spoke...

Yes! thank you! i called them yesterday and spoke with walter- he clarified all new bike are 20% off!!!

i'm going to drive out to the only dealer 50+ miles away and try out the NWT

was not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,347
Posted By freckles

thank you for the link, linberl! i looked it...

thank you for the link, linberl!

i looked it up but not sure if its enough gears-11 igh for touring? also read online the alfine 11 isn't as rock solid as the 8?

but at 2k, its nearly the...
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