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09-18-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 694,195
Posted By lexm

This 51 year-old rides a Rivendell Clem Smith,...

This 51 year-old rides a Rivendell Clem Smith, Jr. Low.

https://s11.postimg.org/bfxbbok5f/14316891_10209213059994939_1132374718694042362_n.jpg
09-01-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25,861
Views: 2,625,592
Posted By lexm

Only two miles today, but 300+ feet of elevation...

Only two miles today, but 300+ feet of elevation gain in those two miles.
11-28-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 671,115
Posted By lexm

Racktime LightIt rack for Velo Orange Campeur...

Racktime LightIt rack for Velo Orange Campeur build.
10-24-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17,249
Views: 1,853,369
Posted By lexm

That's an abundance of pretty, EBH. :thumb:

That's an abundance of pretty, EBH. :thumb:
10-23-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 175,531
Posted By lexm

I'm a newbie to 50+, having turned 50 this past...

I'm a newbie to 50+, having turned 50 this past April. I've been getting reacquainted with bicycles since 2010, when my primary care physician read me the riot act about diet and exercise and a...
10-21-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 694,195
Posted By lexm

tmac, I'm a 50 y.o. type-2 diabetic (diagnosed...

tmac, I'm a 50 y.o. type-2 diabetic (diagnosed 1999). Is it wrong if I say that I want to be like you when I grow up? The bike and your feats are both worth aspiring to.
11-21-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,222
Posted By lexm

There was an interesting blog post on this a few...

There was an interesting blog post on this a few years ago:

https://theeverydaycyclist.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/friction-shifting-–-is-9-speed-a-cog-too-far/

Originally, the author thought it...
11-08-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 56,028
Posted By lexm

C&V lurker, but I do love my adult beverages. ...

C&V lurker, but I do love my adult beverages.

Summertime: Margaritas, usually in the Wondrich (3 parts tequila : 2 parts Cointreau : 1 part lime juice) or Regan (3:2:1) ratios.

Anytime: Tinto...
10-27-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 671,115
Posted By lexm

NOS Suntour 888 14-34t freewheel. 414405

NOS Suntour 888 14-34t freewheel.

414405
10-26-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17,249
Views: 1,853,369
Posted By lexm

Mary's Lake (Lawrence, Kansas), on an '85 Nishiki...

Mary's Lake (Lawrence, Kansas), on an '85 Nishiki Citisport.
10-24-14, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,230
Posted By lexm

That's a really handsome bike, cobrabyte. The...

That's a really handsome bike, cobrabyte. The choice of beverage ain't bad, either. :thumb:
09-23-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 46,927
Posted By lexm

Just moved to Lawrence! :thumb:

Just moved to Lawrence! :thumb:
03-07-13, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,983
Posted By lexm

Lightbulb Battery light on fork crown: PB headlight + B&M IXON mount

Over the years, a number of Bike Forum members have posted seeking easy ways to mount a battery-powered headlight on the fork crown, the way so many dynamo-powered lights can be mounted. Other than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By lexm

No, not seriously. Perhaps you missed the...

No, not seriously. Perhaps you missed the emoticon at the end.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By lexm

Does this complaint emanate from London, UK or...

Does this complaint emanate from London, UK or London, Ontario? :)
Forum: Commuting
12-08-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By lexm

Gears 1, 2*, and 3 on the Shimano Nexus 3...

Gears 1, 2*, and 3 on the Shimano Nexus 3 correspond roughly to gears 3, 5*, and 7 on the Shimano Nexus 8. [* Direct drive.] So, the Nexus 3 doesn't have the quite same range as the Nexus 8, but the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By lexm

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all of the...

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all of the contributors to this forum, who make folding bikes both intelligible and fascinating at the same time.

However, I am especially thankful for the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,039
Posted By lexm

Count me among the MKS-impressed. The Moulton...

Count me among the MKS-impressed. The Moulton TSR-(A)2* sports Lambda Ezy Superior pedals. The single-speed Xootr Swift wears the more track-oriented (non-QR) Stream pedals.

[* Updated with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 789,254
Posted By lexm

And then Murphy mocked me with his law. :( It's...

And then Murphy mocked me with his law. :( It's coming. Promise!

In other Swift-related news, Peter Reich has just joined Facebook. Flood him with friend requests so he knows he's loved. :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 789,254
Posted By lexm

I should have something interesting to share in...

I should have something interesting to share in this thread in the next week or so.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,036
Posted By lexm

You just described my first - and last -...

You just described my first - and last - experience at my local Kozy's Cyclery (Chicago). Now, for anything - no matter how small - I go the extra 3.5 miles to Rapid Transit Cycle Shop. There's not a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By lexm

As usual, I think Jur has it right. :thumb: ...

As usual, I think Jur has it right. :thumb:

If you want to introduce your girlfriend to cycling, suggest riding a bike to do something she wants to do. Let her discover the attraction of riding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-11, 08:26 AM
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-11, 05:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,706
Posted By lexm

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-11, 03:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 32,938
Posted By lexm

In a discussion I can't seem to locate via...

In a discussion I can't seem to locate via search, alas, I believe Jur pointed out a significant problem with Schlumpf + 2-speed hub setups: The two most useful gears tend to be in the middle of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,927
Posted By lexm

The S2 comes in two versions, one with a 120mm...

The S2 comes in two versions, one with a 120mm OLD and one with a 110mm OLD and a shorter axle. See: http://www.sturmey-archer.com/products/hubs/cid/7/id/57/specs/1

OLD for the S2C and B2C is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,927
Posted By lexm

Thanks, Dynocoaster! I'm on it like white on...

Thanks, Dynocoaster! I'm on it like white on rice. :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-11, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,843
Posted By lexm

At the risk of sounding like a broken record when...

At the risk of sounding like a broken record when first-folding-bike-advice threads come up, this sounds like a job for the Swift: Road bike geometry, 406 wheels, a fast and easy (though not the most...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,927
Posted By lexm

An S2C Brompton has been done. See post #57 in...

An S2C Brompton has been done. See post #57 in this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/631542-Sturmey-Archer-S2C-More

I have a Brompton M1R that I'm considering giving the S2...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 789,254
Posted By lexm

In addition to the Mrs's Peter Reich-built Swift,...

In addition to the Mrs's Peter Reich-built Swift, I recently acquired a stock Xootr Swift single speed with the stock QRs. We've encountered no problems with either. Lubed with Boeshield T-9, both...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-11, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 789,254
Posted By lexm

Mr Reich fitted Salsa Flip-offs...

Mr Reich fitted Salsa Flip-offs (http://salsacycles.com/components/flip-offs_seat_binder/) on the Swift he built for my wife. I asked him to upgrade the QRs because of the discussion about them in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,788
Posted By lexm

Well done, old boy! Tracking down squeaks is hard...

Well done, old boy! Tracking down squeaks is hard enough, but eliminating them is an accomplishment. :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,951
Posted By lexm

The short answer is: Yes. By ordinance, the...

The short answer is: Yes. By ordinance, the "downtown area" bounded roughly by North Avenue to the north, Roosevelt Road to the south, the lake to the east, and Halsted to the west is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,004
Posted By lexm

Unless the fold is too big for your needs, it's...

Unless the fold is too big for your needs, it's the Swift for the win. It's in the budget neighborhood and everything's standard except the seatpost, riser, and (as the man says in the quote above)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,350
Posted By lexm

The only thing hostile, tiring, and sad in this...

The only thing hostile, tiring, and sad in this thread is the thin-skinned, professionally-offended hectoring some came here for the sole purpose of engaging in.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,004
Posted By lexm

To me, this sounds like a job for the Swift. (In...

To me, this sounds like a job for the Swift. (In fact, I was sure that was where Jur was headed until I read the word 'Downtube'.) See http://www.xootr.com/folding-bicycle.html or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,350
Posted By lexm

I suspect Chop started the girls on folding bikes...

I suspect Chop started the girls on folding bikes group to emphasize the importance of using a man-parts-friendly saddle (like the Rido). ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-11, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By lexm

+1 It is the sensible choice.

+1

It is the sensible choice.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,813
Posted By lexm

Discounting completely the value of the fun you...

Discounting completely the value of the fun you could have with it in your off-work time, ask yourself this:


How much are you spending on gas commuting each week?

How many weeks would it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,813
Posted By lexm

I recall Bike Friday posting on their website a...

I recall Bike Friday posting on their website a video in which they talk about a bike they built for a 340 lb rider. Lou is right: Give 'em a call.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-11, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,186
Posted By lexm

Thanks for posting that Mikael Colville-Andersen...

Thanks for posting that Mikael Colville-Andersen TEDx talk, BlackStrida. :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,368
Posted By lexm

Very nice! Well done! Where does one happen upon...

Very nice! Well done! Where does one happen upon a new Mezzo for $400? I should hang out there more often. :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,866
Posted By lexm

Folders are like Lay's potato chips: Betcha can't...

Folders are like Lay's potato chips: Betcha can't [buy] just one.* (I've bought three since August...and a Moulton. :thumb:)

[* Old Lay's ad campaign: Betcha can't eat just one.]
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,837
Posted By lexm

Moulton TSR-2 reviewed at I Bike London blog

The review (http://ibikelondon.blogspot.com/2011/03/practical-town-bike-reviews-moulton.html) is exuberant, if not fully accurate in places (e.g., Moulton bikes of the 60s are referred to as "space...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-11, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 789,254
Posted By lexm

With the Swift - yes. With Mr lexm's insistence...

With the Swift - yes.
With Mr lexm's insistence upon stopping and taking photographs - no. ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,901
Posted By lexm

I just read elsewhere...

I just read elsewhere (http://www.bike-eu.com/news/4857/sram-presents-new-auto-2-7-and-8-speed-ighs.html) that you can set the shift point to 12, 14 or 18 kph. Does that make it less adjustable than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,901
Posted By lexm

Argh! I just presented a Swift folder with the...

Argh! I just presented a Swift folder with the Sturmey S2 to Mrs lexm. She'd probably like the auto-shifting SRAM even better. Let us not speak of this in her company. ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,615
Posted By lexm

Like Chop!, I've fared well with the Rido R2....

Like Chop!, I've fared well with the Rido R2. (The key is to adjust the angle so that your sitbones fall naturally on the pads at the back, as Chop! indicates. Adjusting the saddle slightly nose-up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,337
Posted By lexm

Indeed! It inspired at least one other...

Indeed! It inspired at least one other (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/706993-Lexm-s-Pretty-Darn-Good-Adventure?highlight=Lexm%27s+adventure) adventure that had a happy, Moulton-ful ending....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 789,254
Posted By lexm

Please welcome a new owner to the Swift family...

...Mrs lexm!

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_FL_rqcvC3KM/TYU8PUDTkvI/AAAAAAAAAHk/QTutbgOXVVE/s912/IMGP1200.jpg
Here are the Mrs and her Swift at 31st Street Beach, just south of Chicago's...
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