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06-14-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 928
Posted By MEversbergII

I like my InBike cheapo...

I like my InBike cheapo (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KC8R4TJ), but I suspect it is way too big for what you're looking for (it's just right for me, though - the side pouch fits my headlight...
06-14-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,581
Posted By MEversbergII

If a lock lasts 1:51 in his hands, that's...

If a lock lasts 1:51 in his hands, that's something.
06-14-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,681
Posted By MEversbergII

It seems to be too lacking in sugar for what...

It seems to be too lacking in sugar for what you're after, but there's this powder I liked: https://www.amazon.com/Oxylent-Multivitamin-Supplement-Blackberry-Packet/dp/B003BHUZOK

They also make a...
06-14-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 928
Posted By MEversbergII

Bags and such-like. Frequently perusing those. ...

Bags and such-like. Frequently perusing those. Just bought one, actually: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075XGPD8Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1
06-13-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By MEversbergII

Getting my 3.5 year old one here shortly. Sounds...

Getting my 3.5 year old one here shortly. Sounds like she's behind the curve on learning to ride, though.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
Posted By MEversbergII

Gorgeous build - I assume that's a "takedown"...

Gorgeous build - I assume that's a "takedown" rather than a "quick fold", GTA?

Where were all those pictures with the graffiti taken?



Dahon is weird with availability. I'd found out at one...
06-12-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,835
Posted By MEversbergII

For what it's worth, I'm a 30-something now but...

For what it's worth, I'm a 30-something now but when I was a middle-school and high-school kids, cell phones weren't really something most of us had. We still didn't bike much - I'm an outlier for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 197,934
Posted By MEversbergII

Just a few pictures up from yours, actually: ...

Just a few pictures up from yours, actually: https://www.bikeforums.net/20963522-post931.html

Wrote a short thing about it here, too, just after I got it: ...
06-12-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,373
Posted By MEversbergII

Yep, saw them down at the Inner Harbor a few...

Yep, saw them down at the Inner Harbor a few weekends ago. One of them was side-hopping up a short flight of stairs, which was pretty cool.
06-12-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,373
Posted By MEversbergII

My local police force has bikes. According to one...

My local police force has bikes. According to one of the officers I'd asked a while back, the point of bikes isn't really top speed pursuit. Some stuff I remember him saying:

1) A PR thing -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 197,934
Posted By MEversbergII

That one looks like it folds up much narrower...

That one looks like it folds up much narrower than my Origami, even though we have the same general hinge style.
06-12-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,835
Posted By MEversbergII

Generally, yeah, though some areas have gotten...

Generally, yeah, though some areas have gotten worse as others have gotten better. Hell, the early 70s through the early 80s was the hay-day of the high profile serial killer, even.
06-12-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,581
Posted By MEversbergII

I think it might still have an edge there, on...

I think it might still have an edge there, on account of shackle geometry - the difference between the two is probably minor, though. Generally those are the two I keep being posted as best choice. ...
06-11-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,581
Posted By MEversbergII

The Abus 540 seems to be working well for me so...

The Abus 540 seems to be working well for me so far. It's not as hefty as my wife's New York Standard and it feels a little less obtrusive when I have it in a backpack (honestly don't even notice...
06-10-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,581
Posted By MEversbergII

I use an Abus Granit 540...

I use an Abus Granit 540 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HN47G1M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Seems sturdy, gets recommended often, and isn't all that heavy.

As I ride...
06-07-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,350
Posted By MEversbergII

Well, now I need this one: ...

Well, now I need this one:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x1200/maryland_24oz_sport_front_9028a120f2dc9de1a5055c6a7a5ef61904ef6a17.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By MEversbergII

I have always heard good things about the Swift -...

I have always heard good things about the Swift - it is a shame they are no longer in production!
06-05-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By MEversbergII

This is how I carry mine when I roll out with...

This is how I carry mine when I roll out with full battle-rattle. Lets me pack more stuff inside the pack itself (groceries, souvenirs, etc). Alternatively I slip it inside the pack, which has a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By MEversbergII

Gorgeous bike! Love the gold-colored chain...

Gorgeous bike! Love the gold-colored chain against the black frame!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 197,934
Posted By MEversbergII

My wife and I were in the Baltimore recently, and...

My wife and I were in the Baltimore recently, and got an opportunity to bring our bikes down by rail to the Inner Harbor. Didn't bike as much as I'd like but some is still better than none!

...
05-28-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,571
Posted By MEversbergII

[QUOTE=livedarklions;20950438] OP- narrower...

[QUOTE=livedarklions;20950438]

OP- narrower in general is not faster on roads. That's a misconception./QUOTE]

That's the first I've heard such a thing. Narrower should mean lighter and with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By MEversbergII

Maybe. I'm pretty short, though, so I'm not sure...

Maybe. I'm pretty short, though, so I'm not sure I'd have wall space that's actually serviceable and not a pain to put a bike on. Nothing is decided, though, and I'll be first to say part of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By MEversbergII

Mine's something like 29"-30" as well, though I...

Mine's something like 29"-30" as well, though I was speaking more to the Montague. They do personal height, and I'm nominally between two frame sizes (because of course I am).




Well that's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By MEversbergII

Cheers; the Crosstown looks like an overall good...

Cheers; the Crosstown looks like an overall good choice - realistically I probably don't need more than 7 speeds. Nagivator comes in a nicer color and has a rack included already, and the extra...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By MEversbergII

That Bigfish Line bike looks pretty nifty - be...

That Bigfish Line bike looks pretty nifty - be nice if it came in more than 3 speed though!

M.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By MEversbergII

Which one? I assume on of the Paratrooper...

Which one? I assume on of the Paratrooper flavors?

That's one I'd considered but now my eye is on the Navigator, once some funds clear up.

M.
05-24-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,950
Posted By MEversbergII

Wow, it's like they didn't even test their own...

Wow, it's like they didn't even test their own product.

M.
05-24-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,331
Posted By MEversbergII

Fiat currency isn't really wealth. On a national...

Fiat currency isn't really wealth. On a national scale I'd be more concerned about mass and energy leaving the country than cash.

M.
05-23-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,462
Posted By MEversbergII

What about mountain bikers? M.

What about mountain bikers?

M.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By MEversbergII

Yeah, that was a bummer to say the least. Sudden...

Yeah, that was a bummer to say the least. Sudden too! Their YouTube reviews were fun.

I may order it from another online dealer, as the closest physical dealer is up in College Park - not too...
05-22-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By MEversbergII

That is pretty neat, but aren't colored bike...

That is pretty neat, but aren't colored bike chains already a thing? I am pretty sure I've seen them in a bike shop before.

M.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By MEversbergII

Thanks for that vid link; that's the full-size...

Thanks for that vid link; that's the full-size frame folder I am currently considering.

M.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,022
Posted By MEversbergII

Interested to hear how it works out; thinking...

Interested to hear how it works out; thinking about gearing mine down for pulling trailers, but I might go for a smaller chain ring instead.

M.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By MEversbergII

Which did you use? I still need to pick some up....

Which did you use? I still need to pick some up. Did y our Kryptonite have the slide-over for the lock, or just an open hole?

M.
05-19-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,950
Posted By MEversbergII

Thanks for that; might be worth giving a shot in...

Thanks for that; might be worth giving a shot in the future.

M.
05-18-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,950
Posted By MEversbergII

The Bicygo light was one I considered but ended...

The Bicygo light was one I considered but ended up going name-brand since some people here could vouch for them. I've a pair of these...
05-18-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,040
Posted By MEversbergII

I had wondered if Park was considered better than...

I had wondered if Park was considered better than Pedro's or vice versa. I suspect after a certain level it's all basically the same since few-to-none of the tools we use are actually subject to...
05-18-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,040
Posted By MEversbergII

This is good tool-buying advice in general,...

This is good tool-buying advice in general, really.

M.
05-18-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,950
Posted By MEversbergII

I have used the basic straps that came with the...

I have used the basic straps that came with the bike, which are just basic nylon velcro straps. They held just fine, though if you were to buy some I'd try and find straps with the velcro all the...
05-18-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,950
Posted By MEversbergII

Cheers; I have an unused bottle mount on mine so...

Cheers; I have an unused bottle mount on mine so if it bolts there nicely that's extra credit.

My 540 is actually not really frame mounted - the only bike I have on the road at the moment is an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By MEversbergII

Hah, can't say I have any insight into that...

Hah, can't say I have any insight into that really. I am definitely out of shape though so that's the real culprit :p

I did notice, though, that it is really difficult for me to "climb out of the...
05-18-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,950
Posted By MEversbergII

I'm actually considering a bordo myself as a...

I'm actually considering a bordo myself as a secondary - tougher and less bulky than the Abus cable so it might be good for securing the front wheel at least. Or as a more compact primary lock.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-19, 02:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By MEversbergII

Oof, I'm more out of shape than I thought, then...

Oof, I'm more out of shape than I thought, then :roflmao2:

M.
05-18-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,040
Posted By MEversbergII

I use a generic mass-market multi tool set...

I use a generic mass-market multi tool set (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MQK9LSV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). There's a slew of them out there basically just like this...
05-17-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By MEversbergII

I'd have to check, though she did decide a little...

I'd have to check, though she did decide a little bit ago to go with the Marathon Plus over the Big Apples, so it's academic at this point now. Unless the Marathon Plus could also be having a...
05-17-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,331
Posted By MEversbergII

I know Shimano is Chinese made, but do the other...

I know Shimano is Chinese made, but do the other big component names build overseas too? Does SRAM (the only American components company I know of)?

M.
05-17-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By MEversbergII

That's a good point - I hadn't thought about the...

That's a good point - I hadn't thought about the narrower rim making them stand out further and touching the fenders (which are there).

M.
05-17-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By MEversbergII

How much tire size leeway is there? 2.0 on 1.75 a no-go?

Can I mount a 20x2" tyre on a rim that currently seats a 20x1.75" tyre or is it too big?

My wife has a Schwinn Loop that she wants the tyres upgraded on. They seem to mount 20x1.75" Kenda...
05-17-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By MEversbergII

Today's the official day, so I rode in on my 20"...

Today's the official day, so I rode in on my 20" folder. Did Wednesday and Thursday as well, really.

Not having done that in several years now (2015!) I'm rather out of shape. There's two hills...
05-17-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,331
Posted By MEversbergII

A trade deficit only means we buy more than we...

A trade deficit only means we buy more than we sell to that target. What we get in return for our money are goods and resources that we can use for our own ends. This idea is fundamental to the...
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