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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By lucille

That's good to know. Thanks, jur!

That's good to know. Thanks, jur!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By lucille

I don't know if locked folder is more immune to...

I don't know if locked folder is more immune to being stolen. Every lock can be cut, as I'm sure you know.
Too bad the shop you work at doesn't carry Bromptons. That bike is so much fun to ride...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By lucille

I don't have experience with a Dahon, but my two...

I don't have experience with a Dahon, but my two folders, Bike Friday with 20" wheels and Brompton with 16" wheels have their own special racks. I can carry a regular size rear pannier only because...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,192
Posted By lucille

Nothing will look as good next to your mini...

Nothing will look as good next to your mini Cooper as a Brompton. Just saying... ;-)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,117
Posted By lucille

I've taken my bike Friday in a suitcase many...

I've taken my bike Friday in a suitcase many times on the plane, the suitcase is not oversized. They may ask you to take it to oversize area for scanning (and if they don't, I ask myself), which is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,967
Posted By lucille

Awww, don't sell it! I wanted Turkish green, but...

Awww, don't sell it! I wanted Turkish green, but didn't want to wait and went with the ivory that was in the store. Look at your bike as your transportation and how much will you save on bus tickets....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,582
Posted By lucille

It may never happen to you. Definitely not a deal...

It may never happen to you. Definitely not a deal breaker for me. You want the easy wheels, they make moving a folded bike much.. well.. easier.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,582
Posted By lucille

Absolutely right, fietsbob, it's a NWT.

Absolutely right, fietsbob, it's a NWT.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By lucille

My Bike Friday is pretty much always unfolded,...

My Bike Friday is pretty much always unfolded, Brompton lives in a small nook and it's folded until needed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,582
Posted By lucille

I think it's a Brompton thing. I just gor one a...

I think it's a Brompton thing. I just gor one a few weeks ago, and during the test ride, my sandal strap caught on something, little scary. And then again on the other side, but this time on an eazy...
Forum: Touring
08-19-15, 04:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,532
Posted By lucille

Brooks is not the only leather saddle out there....

Brooks is not the only leather saddle out there. Joe, check out Selle Anatomica saddles. They really are comfortable right out of the box.
Selle Anatomica - World's most comfortable leather bicycle...
05-24-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,283
Posted By lucille

The OP did ask about riding out of the city, as...

The OP did ask about riding out of the city, as the alternative to North York. What's wrong with suggesting a pretty and quiet area over an urban one?
05-15-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,283
Posted By lucille

Wow, thanks! I can't believe I've been there so...

Wow, thanks! I can't believe I've been there so many times and had no idea! I'm going to check this out next time!
05-15-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,283
Posted By lucille

Another vote for Niagara area. I love riding...

Another vote for Niagara area. I love riding there and try to go at least couple of times a year. Vineyards, orchards, beautiful houses, good restaurants, Botanical Gardens, having a look at Welland...
Forum: Foo
03-28-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,097
Posted By lucille

I'll make sure to send out a "thank you" from our...

I'll make sure to send out a "thank you" from our next tour on my Bike Friday. Everything I know about this bike I learned on this forum. I wouldn't have bought it otherwise, and not had many...
Forum: Foo
03-27-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 70,254
Posted By lucille

That is very sad news. Rest in peace, Tom.

That is very sad news. Rest in peace, Tom.
Forum: Europe
03-12-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,724
Posted By lucille

We usually stay at a hotel for the first night,...

We usually stay at a hotel for the first night, and arrange to leave our cases in storage. Just make sure to ask first, some places may have a large room for storage, some only a closet.
We stayed...
Forum: Touring
02-01-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,052
Posted By lucille

Also, if you want to ride in Quebec, Veloroute de...

Also, if you want to ride in Quebec, Veloroute de Bleuets is fantastic!
Circuit cyclisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean - Home (http://www.veloroute-bleuets.qc.ca/en/)
Forum: Touring
02-01-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,052
Posted By lucille

We did it a few years ago, first rode from Ottawa...

We did it a few years ago, first rode from Ottawa along the river to St Jerome, then took a shuttle to Mont Laurier and rode down. Very nice route overall, the paved half was very nice, the unpaved a...
12-14-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By lucille

I found this a little late, but hopefully OP is...

I found this a little late, but hopefully OP is still riding or will pick it up again in the spring. I sometimes ride this route as well, and have a few comments to the suggestions given.

Duplex...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-14, 05:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,226
Posted By lucille

Congratulations! I think you will really enjoy...

Congratulations! I think you will really enjoy them.

I actually really like riding with front and rear panniers on my NWT. The bike becomes very stable and rolls beautifully.

I also have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,150
Posted By lucille

My suggestion would be to find a hard case or...

My suggestion would be to find a hard case or suitcase (look at Samsonite, that's what my Bike Friday travels in) that your bike will fit in. Most likely you will need to take off the seat and maybe...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,171
Posted By lucille

Thanks for all the comments, I thought you guys...

Thanks for all the comments, I thought you guys would get a kick out of this.

I got lots of comments before, that the bike is cute, strange, do I have to pedal more etc. but never a mower. I only...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,171
Posted By lucille

Are you seriously insulting my bike?

We were out for a ride yesterday and a pack of roadies on their fancy racing bikes came up from behind. As they pass me on my Bike Friday, one of them says to another "What is that? A mower?"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,579
Posted By lucille

Front and rear rack on my NWT. I tour on it and...

Front and rear rack on my NWT. I tour on it and carry front and rear panniers, back rack bag and handlebar bag. Don't ask me to lift it ;-)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By lucille

We did that kind of a trips in Europe a couple of...

We did that kind of a trips in Europe a couple of times with our Bike Fridays. Riding around the region, for a day or two, then taking a train to get us a further distance away. Folders really do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,012
Posted By lucille

This just proves that you can tour on any bike!...

This just proves that you can tour on any bike! Love it!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,012
Posted By lucille

Huh, I had no idea that Avenir was made by...

Huh, I had no idea that Avenir was made by Raleigh. I saw it at a bike store a few years ago, and see them locked up ever so often. Seemed like a entry level bike to me, but hey, you can't go wrong...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,492
Posted By lucille

It folds just fine, you do have to take it off...

It folds just fine, you do have to take it off for packing into the suitcase though.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,492
Posted By lucille

Both my husband and I have Pletscher double...

Both my husband and I have Pletscher double kickstands on our Bike Friday NWTs and don't find them flimsy at all. My only complaint is that when the bike is fully loaded, it's too heavy for me to...
10-03-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,987
Posted By lucille

This ^^^ People have many reasons for not...

This ^^^

People have many reasons for not wearing a helmet, but yours is a new one. Why do you think that not looking like a cyclist will keep you safe? Having good riding skills and being...
Forum: Touring
09-30-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,522
Posted By lucille

If vinegar works, that would be best. I was...

If vinegar works, that would be best. I was going to suggest avoiding pesticides on the sleeping bag, as you will be breathing it in next time you use it. How is the bag after high heat wash and...
Forum: Touring
09-30-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,532
Posted By lucille

Wow! That's cool, thanks!

Wow! That's cool, thanks!
Forum: Touring
09-23-13, 05:17 PM
Forum: Touring
09-23-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,532
Posted By lucille

Hey, Fletsbob! Where did you get your bike fixed...

Hey, Fletsbob! Where did you get your bike fixed in Killarney? O'Sullivan's by any chance? :-)

I broke my crank in Ireland, also put the bike on the bus and took it to the bike store at our...
09-20-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,438
Posted By lucille

Nope. When I try to delete the original post I...

Nope. When I try to delete the original post I get these options: 341742

But as I said, I don't care to delete threads or posts. When you go to reply, Advanced, Manage Attachments, you will see...
09-19-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,438
Posted By lucille

I tested it and it doesn't seem that I can delete...

I tested it and it doesn't seem that I can delete a thread, a post within a thread yes. Either way, I don't really want to delete a thread or post, I just want to have control over my photos. I...
09-19-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,438
Posted By lucille

Sorry to bump this again... I've been trying to...

Sorry to bump this again... I've been trying to find a way to delete my own photos from the site. Surely there must be a way. Help, please?
Forum: Touring
09-19-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 2,025,642
Posted By lucille

Sounds fantastic! What a stunning photo!

Sounds fantastic! What a stunning photo!
Forum: Touring
09-18-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By lucille

I'm glad you had a good trip, hilltowner! Too bad...

I'm glad you had a good trip, hilltowner! Too bad you couldn't do the whole route you wanted, but there's always next time.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,185
Posted By lucille

Haha! That thread is hilarious! I look at it...

Haha! That thread is hilarious! I look at it sometimes, but no way in hell I will post my bike there! :D
Forum: Commuting
09-02-13, 05:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,185
Posted By lucille

I agree about the tires. Knobby tires on pavement...

I agree about the tires. Knobby tires on pavement suck the life out of you! Why suffer? ;-)
My touring bike has Marathons and they're very reliable. I ride on pavement, dirt road and gravel on a...
08-30-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,922
Posted By lucille

I've never owned a car, never had a need for one....

I've never owned a car, never had a need for one. I have a licence and can rent one when I need it, but very rarely do. I can bike, walk or take public transportation anywhere I need to get to.
08-30-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By lucille

If you can get a significant discount, then get...

If you can get a significant discount, then get it. Otherwise I would probably wait till spring to see what the new model is like. Although sometimes new is not always better, and the colour will...
08-30-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By lucille

Actually, I was curious myself and looked up AC's...

Actually, I was curious myself and looked up AC's luggage fees. $100 for the second piece and $225 for each after that. Craziness!
08-30-13, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By lucille

Not sure I'd like to be carrying a full size bike...

Not sure I'd like to be carrying a full size bike back and forth. Just getting to and from airports is a pain, paying $50 or more each way, and there's always a chance that it will get damaged. I...
Forum: Touring
08-14-13, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By lucille

This looks fantastic, indyfabz! I will look...

This looks fantastic, indyfabz! I will look closer for my own trip planning...

I think this would be a perfect solution for you, OP. Another region in Italy to see, the price is good if still up...
08-13-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By lucille

How many kms do you plan on riding in a day? Day...

How many kms do you plan on riding in a day? Day or two is not a lot, if you want to cycle both ways. You can ride from Ottawa to Montreal along Ottawa River, it's a very nice ride, took us three...
08-12-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,041
Posted By lucille

OK, I'll help you out. It's called.... Gloves. ...

OK, I'll help you out. It's called.... Gloves.

Also, my orange tape is a bit dirty now. That's fine, adds character. ;-)
08-12-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,041
Posted By lucille

Because it's fun! Mine is orange. ;-)

Because it's fun! Mine is orange. ;-)
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