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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,582
Posted By phillybill

i could not live in a world where there could be...

i could not live in a world where there could be only one bike.......
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By phillybill

i think you can get away with a regular rack

i think you can get away with a regular rack
Forum: Commuting
11-20-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,148
Posted By phillybill

i used to think it made a difference..... but i...

i used to think it made a difference..... but i hit so many lights anymore
Forum: Commuting
11-20-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,709
Posted By phillybill

the difference looks like a parts upgrade from...

the difference looks like a parts upgrade from the 1 to 2. That is not uncommon.... weight difference is probably in better wheels and some lighter parts here and there... it does add up. The 1 is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,315
Posted By phillybill

i had them both last year.... go with the soma if...

i had them both last year.... go with the soma if cash is not a problem
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,843
Posted By phillybill

funny...i just ordered a 2 speed wheel from them...

funny...i just ordered a 2 speed wheel from them last week.... not here yet... but they answer question pretty fast.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By phillybill

i just put one on my paratrooper and when with...

i just put one on my paratrooper and when with the front sports rack..... that way I can use different bags. But in the past I have used one of the backpacks with success.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-13, 05:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,443
Posted By phillybill

If money is no ya problem, try a cannondale bad...

If money is no ya problem, try a cannondale bad boy one with the lefty shock fork. I hot one this past year and ride in Philadelphia and it handles the potholes and obstacles just fine. It is a...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,418
Posted By phillybill

Gator skins in a 700 / 28 give a nice ride an are...

Gator skins in a 700 / 28 give a nice ride an are on the shinny side of 28's . I have been riding them most of the summer in the city and ha be had no flats. But they are pricy
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-13, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,923
Posted By phillybill

I generally wear knickers in the winter and mtb...

I generally wear knickers in the winter and mtb shorts in the summer
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By phillybill

very common in the philly area ..... nowhere is...

very common in the philly area ..... nowhere is safe
09-07-13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,087
Posted By phillybill

i just rehabbed a paratrooper.... i got lucky .....

i just rehabbed a paratrooper.... i got lucky .. the frame was good.... but almost everything else was fubar
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-13, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By phillybill

cool beans

cool beans
Forum: Commuting
09-06-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By phillybill

it's whatever folder I have for the season

it's whatever folder I have for the season
Forum: Commuting
09-06-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,439
Posted By phillybill

I have my moments.... riding through CC Philly...

I have my moments.... riding through CC Philly can be fun (even with bike lanes). But I enjoy the change of pace that it affords me. Public transportation almost takes me from home to the doorstep...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,579
Posted By phillybill

looks like it will do the job well....

looks like it will do the job well....
Forum: Commuting
09-06-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,911
Posted By phillybill

I have been messing around with this front rack...

I have been messing around with this front rack mount. I can strap most bags to it that I use for comutting and I can transfer
it between my bikes....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By phillybill

it came out better than I thought is would. used...

it came out better than I thought is would. used something heat resistant stuff that I use on my fore place insert and pellet stove. highly resistant to scratches
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By phillybill

337937 still in progress

337937 still in progress
Forum: Commuting
08-28-13, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By phillybill

Me...most of the time

Me...most of the time
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,544
Posted By phillybill

I had a classic DeRosa about 6 years ago that I...

I had a classic DeRosa about 6 years ago that I had Steve Bilenky repaint for me. It was supposed to be Purple.... but it came out closer to some sort of Pink... (Powdercoated). None of us could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,544
Posted By phillybill

purple or lilac ..... pink.... not so sure

purple or lilac ..... pink.... not so sure
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-13, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By phillybill

I'm tinkering with it again.... going single...

I'm tinkering with it again.... going single speed and knobby tires..... had it as a 2x10 but was overkill for my flat commute. gave it a flat black paint job..
Will post some pic's later.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,447
Posted By phillybill

i guess i'd have to hit them with my pannier or...

i guess i'd have to hit them with my pannier or backpack
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By phillybill

I've had both....(Recently). They both ride nice...

I've had both....(Recently). They both ride nice and the espresso has a better fold (no shock fork). But I prefer the fit of the Montague better.
I basically sold an almost new mint 2012 espresso...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-13, 06:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,526
Posted By phillybill

Let me guess, he was 300lbs and had a beer in his...

Let me guess, he was 300lbs and had a beer in his hands
Forum: Commuting
08-23-13, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,460
Posted By phillybill

BikesDirect.com if you want cheap and ok stuff.

BikesDirect.com if you want cheap and ok stuff.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-13, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By phillybill

Never really though of it that way... I only have...

Never really though of it that way... I only have my NOAT clogs resoled. I kind of look at cycling shoes as 'You wear them down and get a new pair' , I normally buy 2 pair at a time so I get about 3...
08-23-13, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,209
Posted By phillybill

I like the fit of the frame, vs the Fx line...

I like the fit of the frame, vs the Fx line (which I had a few years back). and the ride is sporty enough for me without being a full flat-bar road bike (which I have done many times in the past)....
08-21-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,180
Posted By phillybill

I prefer disc as they are easier on my arthritic...

I prefer disc as they are easier on my arthritic hands
08-21-13, 09:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,836
Posted By phillybill

Got to see if I can dig one up from my track days...

Got to see if I can dig one up from my track days at Trexlertown back in the 70's
Forum: Commuting
08-16-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By phillybill

you guys will go to great lengths not to break in...

you guys will go to great lengths not to break in a new pair of shoes
08-14-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By phillybill

yes they will work

yes they will work
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,419
Posted By phillybill

i think it' a 6 speed

i think it' a 6 speed
08-13-13, 02:56 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By phillybill

A machine shop could thread you a pair from some...

A machine shop could thread you a pair from some stock.... Or you know...look for an old threaded headset stock nut.... They look about the same size
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-13, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By phillybill

if you can find a large enough lock nut... that...

if you can find a large enough lock nut... that would keep it in place.... but that large of nut would be some special order.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By phillybill

The seatpost area you are missing a double lock...

The seatpost area you are missing a double lock nut that keeps the seatpost holder from moving and stablizes the point the bike rotates around when folded. I would contact montague and see if they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By phillybill

yeah i get a lot of looks and questions when i...

yeah i get a lot of looks and questions when i ride my 20" folder..... never when i ride my paratrooper.... but i pull out my bullhead.... get lots of looks
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-13, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,310
Posted By phillybill

never seen a changebike in the US, but i do ride...

never seen a changebike in the US, but i do ride a montague paratrooper and am well pleased with the ride. thought i did eventually change out the fork for something a bit lighter
Forum: Commuting
06-29-13, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By phillybill

you get a nice commuting bike with a hybrid at a...

you get a nice commuting bike with a hybrid at a good price. There sturdy, generally not a lot of money, can take a rack and fenders....ect.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By phillybill

I've been riding a bad boy ultra 1 this...

I've been riding a bad boy ultra 1 this season..... no complaints. The guys at the bike shop cannot believe it.
06-07-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,989
Posted By phillybill

fitness... 5 hours a week.... do not care about...

fitness... 5 hours a week.... do not care about the speed or mileage....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,324
Posted By phillybill

The Paratrooper would work well.... I had one...

The Paratrooper would work well.... I had one drop shipped to me in San Diego whe I was working out there in 09 for a few months. I rode it all over the trails out there. Only changed the tires and...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By phillybill

I meet a guy once on the MUP about 4 years ago...

I meet a guy once on the MUP about 4 years ago who's commuter was a Ridley Noah decked out in Dura Ace..... I was afraid to ask him what his good bike was.
Forum: Commuting
05-16-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,192
Posted By phillybill

great looking bike....love the color

great looking bike....love the color
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-13, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By phillybill

Very good bikes.....just make sure it is your...

Very good bikes.....just make sure it is your size.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,192
Posted By phillybill

I saw and rode one of those in Rapid City over...

I saw and rode one of those in Rapid City over the summer..... lot of bike for the price, I almost brought it home with me. But my son looked at me and said I had enough bikes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,083
Posted By phillybill

There ok... I had a Miami , but it did not fit me...

There ok... I had a Miami , but it did not fit me all that well.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-13, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,884
Posted By phillybill

Pretty similar to how I did mine... but I...

Pretty similar to how I did mine... but I eventually went to a straight bar and moved the barends to a set of Paul top-mounts.
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