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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,260
Posted By Rick Imby

I am always baffled by people wanting a One...

I am always baffled by people wanting a One speed. To me one of the joys of bicycles over walking is the efficiency of being able to gear down for hills and up for flats. I also don't understand...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,358
Posted By Rick Imby

One speed is way too limiting... I want to...

One speed is way too limiting... I want to optimize my work with a bike, not spin out.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Rick Imby

I had one made at an Upholstery shop. It cost me...

I had one made at an Upholstery shop. It cost me $100 and they had it the next day. I lined it with a cut up mattress topper---the waffle kind. It works great with a drawstring top. The airlines...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,999
Posted By Rick Imby

Dahon MU D10 Problems Lazy---barely gets out of...

Dahon MU D10 Problems
Lazy---barely gets out of the garage
Scared of water---Super Rainy spring won't leave the garage
Slow---Doesn't seem to climb hills well at all
Sneaky--folded up and hiding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,059
Posted By Rick Imby

Funny I forgot the espresso was 26" wheels. ...

Funny I forgot the espresso was 26" wheels.

Keep at it---your weight goal is still in sight...

I have contemplated pimping out a Montague for a full size wheel folding bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By Rick Imby

I have no idea why someone would take off an...

I have no idea why someone would take off an excellent, adjustable, wide range derailleur/chain drivetrain and replace it with a virtually impossible to get parts for without waiting for weeks to...
05-21-18, 12:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,922
Posted By Rick Imby

If the tube is overblown and keeps the tire from...

If the tube is overblown and keeps the tire from seating properly that is still the fault of the installer. A properly seated tire will not be effected by a bulge in the tube. Any tube that has...
05-14-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,922
Posted By Rick Imby

Again if you think about the purpose of an inner...

Again if you think about the purpose of an inner tube. It is to seal the interface between the tire and the rim. It is not designed to hold any pressure. If it develops a bulge it is not being...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-18, 03:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,344
Posted By Rick Imby

I have traveled a lot by airplane with my Dahon...

I have traveled a lot by airplane with my Dahon and my Swift. I went to an Upholstery shop and had a bag made for it. It cost me $100 out of very heavy cloth. I lined it with a cut up mattress...
02-14-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By Rick Imby

The higher speed becomes a major issue on...

The higher speed becomes a major issue on mulituse trails with pedestrians and Ebikes.... I doubt you will have much luck trying to change the laws....

Enjoy the ride anyway..
02-14-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Rick Imby

Most of the ebike battery chargers are 2 or 3...

Most of the ebike battery chargers are 2 or 3 amps. I agree your current charger hooked to an inverter would be the safest way to recharge.

----Pretty cool idea to use a solar panel to recharge a...
02-14-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Rick Imby

Just replace the front lever---you no longer need...

Just replace the front lever---you no longer need the front shifter with your BBSHD.

I love my Avid BB7 disc brakes better than my Hydraulics---simpler and they work great.

I only have the...
02-14-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By Rick Imby

Buy a Dodge Caravan and put it in the van. I...

Buy a Dodge Caravan and put it in the van. I have several nice bikes----I will not travel more than just across town with them on a bike rack. A small covered trailer will pull really easy.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,898
Posted By Rick Imby

After starting this thread I followed early...

After starting this thread I followed early advice and had a bag made by a local upholstery shop. I lined this bag with a cut up mattress topper (the egg waffle type). I have flown 4 times with it...
01-31-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,022
Posted By Rick Imby

Access should be based off the hierarchy of...

Access should be based off the hierarchy of damage. There is no public property trail in the country that allows horses that should not allow both bicycles and ebikes--level one at least--. That...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,359
Posted By Rick Imby

The stress on the fork would be very close to the...

The stress on the fork would be very close to the same with a V-brake and a drum brake. The load comes from where the tire meets the road. I have been around a few drum brakes. None of them...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,682
Posted By Rick Imby

There is no question that the Mariner is a much...

There is no question that the Mariner is a much better option for now and the future.---The 8 speed cassette hub is a big improvement over the 7 speed freewheel. I never recommend buying a bike with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By Rick Imby

Interesting build on your boardwalks with the...

Interesting build on your boardwalks with the leather seats that cost nearly the same as the bikes----grin---The bikes look like they get used---sweet---
You probably dropped two pounds with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By Rick Imby

Virtually all luggage made in the last 20 years...

Virtually all luggage made in the last 20 years is under the Airline size.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,038
Posted By Rick Imby

I saw some carbide studs at the Las vegas bike...

I saw some carbide studs at the Las vegas bike show a few years ago but they were a really expensive for the kit. I am sure you could use car tire stud in bike tires ---you would just have to learn...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,703
Posted By Rick Imby

I gotta say those Moultons are beautiful...

I gotta say those Moultons are beautiful...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,703
Posted By Rick Imby

The scalpel has the same issue---it pivots at the...

The scalpel has the same issue---it pivots at the BB.
01-20-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,606
Posted By Rick Imby

Many bike companies have entry level ebikes that...

Many bike companies have entry level ebikes that would work well. The step thrus are awesome for older riders.

this model from Raleigh is excellent.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,862
Posted By Rick Imby

On my trip to China several years ago I took a...

On my trip to China several years ago I took a case of 50 powerbars (none left when I got home). I hated the food in China... Have fun. The people there are awesome.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,508
Posted By Rick Imby

I am a spd freak. The best spd pedal for multi...

I am a spd freak. The best spd pedal for multi use is the A530 from Shimano. -Only my mountain bikes have M540s. The A530 platform is awesome for street shoes, and the clipless side works great. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,038
Posted By Rick Imby

I believe most the commercial studded tires are...

I believe most the commercial studded tires are using carbide tips. Usually by the time the studs are worn out the tire is shot too.
01-17-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,022
Posted By Rick Imby

What the mountain bikers don't realize is...

What the mountain bikers don't realize is e-mountain bikes open the trails to other users. Usually wealthier and not as fit.

Limiting access to only your user group for selfish reasons does not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,703
Posted By Rick Imby

Reminds me of the old Mantis mountain bikes from...

Reminds me of the old Mantis mountain bikes from the 80s (Richard Cunningham designs)... How do you pick which beauty to ride? The stem on the painted bike is foreign to me---can you take another...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,726
Posted By Rick Imby

The 8 speed IGH on one of my Dahon's isn't wide...

The 8 speed IGH on one of my Dahon's isn't wide enough ratios for me. I use it as a loaner...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,681
Posted By Rick Imby

There are different diameters of Bullhorn...

There are different diameters of Bullhorn bars--smaller ones for mtn bike gear I think, you won't get gripshift on them but you will fit mtn bike shifters just fine. I like bars with bar ends much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,409
Posted By Rick Imby

Awesome new bike. I like high gears 90ish and...

Awesome new bike. I like high gears 90ish and would hate your gearing but it sounds like you nailed it.

Now enjoy riding the tires right off her.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-18, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,038
Posted By Rick Imby

Riding temps are important also. I only ride...

Riding temps are important also. I only ride when the temp is between 20 and 32F degrees. Below that and my face gets cold and I get too wet. Above that and the snow gets sloppy and I hate that.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-18, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,038
Posted By Rick Imby

I only stud the front wheel--I live in western...

I only stud the front wheel--I live in western Montana where we get snow/ice for long periods, and then it can be gone. Been over 4 weeks without the snow going away. If the back tire slips it is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,114
Posted By Rick Imby

Specs say weight capacity is 205 pounds. ...

Specs say weight capacity is 205 pounds.
ThorUSA do you think the weight of 15.3 pounds is correct on this bike?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rick Imby

Hello Thor, The new 11 speed XT or even GX...

Hello Thor,

The new 11 speed XT or even GX with 11-42 gearing would look absolutely stunning on a Mu frame....

Hint Hint...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rick Imby

Interesting they announced it at CES rather than...

Interesting they announced it at CES rather than the Bike show.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rick Imby

I just wandered through the Seattle cycles...

I just wandered through the Seattle cycles website and found their products page.

Awesome both 20" and 16" titanium Frame folders and a Stroller bike.

I have a sneaky suspicion they are going...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,997
Posted By Rick Imby

On my Dahon and on my Swift I installed bar ends...

On my Dahon and on my Swift I installed bar ends and it completely cured my position issues, however both of them have adjustable height handlebars.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,997
Posted By Rick Imby

Getting bikes to fit the way you want (or are...

Getting bikes to fit the way you want (or are used to) is always productive. I hope you like the new position on your Brommie.
01-10-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,693
Posted By Rick Imby

I personally don't like the riding position of a...

I personally don't like the riding position of a Townie. You cannot develop significant power in the "laid back" cruiser position. If you are looking to get fitter by riding this isn't the way I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,703
Posted By Rick Imby

Awesome pieces of machinery made with love---and...

Awesome pieces of machinery made with love---and also owned with love---your Moultons...

Rick
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,709
Posted By Rick Imby

So Dahons are mass produced but Bromptons are...

So Dahons are mass produced but Bromptons are what? individually built? Custom built? Hand built? I'm at a loss. Is the difference price? Where it is built?


I'm baffled, maybe only the Asians...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,727
Posted By Rick Imby

3 speed bikes are a very very small portion of...

3 speed bikes are a very very small portion of the bicycle world in the US. Employee Turnover is huge in most shops because of low pay and seasonal work. I doubt we had one 3 speed repair per 1000...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,997
Posted By Rick Imby

I am so irritated at the stupid thought process...

I am so irritated at the stupid thought process of so many companies. Dahon has to make their lug different than Brompton which is different from Tern and then Neo doesn't put one one.

The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,727
Posted By Rick Imby

Arizona bike shops have a huge off season...

Arizona bike shops have a huge off season also---when it is hot. Any legitimate shop that wants to carry Brompton that is willing to put a couple bikes on the floor will be opened up..... Unless...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,639
Posted By Rick Imby

We had a big push for Free Cycles in my town many...

We had a big push for Free Cycles in my town many years ago. Garbage bikes and donated bikes were refurbished and signs welded on them and they were spray painted green. They were planted all over...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,727
Posted By Rick Imby

Quoted from a knowledgeable guy up above... ...

Quoted from a knowledgeable guy up above...

" The image posted by Jur is perfect. If the end of the smooth barrel is lined up with the end of the axle 99% of the problems I see are solved. Further...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,727
Posted By Rick Imby

Awesome explanation Jur. 3 speeds are so...

Awesome explanation Jur.

3 speeds are so easy to adjust and it is sad the Dealer had no clue...
01-06-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,851
Posted By Rick Imby

Fenders are a European and a coummuter thing. I...

Fenders are a European and a coummuter thing. I believe in Germany all bicycles when sold are required to have fenders and lights----I heard this once don't quote me---

The electric bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,703
Posted By Rick Imby

Jipe---It is hard from riding the bike to tell...

Jipe---It is hard from riding the bike to tell what bob is from (Pedal or Rider). It is very easy when looking at the bikes from the side to tell. I have no doubt the Birdy has more rider induced...
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