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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,027
Posted By bikiola

Cheers! I didnt realize you had to be the...

Cheers! I didnt realize you had to be the kickflix attachment AND the rack. that adds up a bit, but it does look great. thank you!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,027
Posted By bikiola

A little offtopic to the original subject but if...

A little offtopic to the original subject but if you indulge me - this rack looks wonderful, but I'm in the US and the shipping is a *lot*. However it seems like the exact solution I want for my...
12-31-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

haha maybe, I don't consider it shiitu*uf when we...

haha maybe, I don't consider it shiitu*uf when we aren't involved in anything but continuously funding someone who desperately needs an accountant...

I don't want to rehearse the previous...
12-31-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

wow, on the heels of the previous appeal, this...

wow, on the heels of the previous appeal, this is... this is what my people call CHUTZPAH!
09-24-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,032
Posted By bikiola

holy **** tell me you were actually able to ride...

holy **** tell me you were actually able to ride that much weight?
09-24-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,518
Posted By bikiola

Buy anything?

Buy anything?
07-24-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,752
Posted By bikiola

I currently ride Big Applies by Shwalbe (26 x...

I currently ride Big Applies by Shwalbe (26 x 2.35 on my surly troll) and almost never get flats, until the tire degrades to nothing at which the flats start. Pitlocks are amazing and bring a total...
07-23-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,752
Posted By bikiola

so, $$ aside, are these commuter friendly for...

so, $$ aside, are these commuter friendly for pavement/cobble stone/riding through NYC's generally ****ty and varied streets? Would love to put them on but I cannot be worrying about flats -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,049
Posted By bikiola

Thats awesome. Where'd you get your demo bike?

Thats awesome. Where'd you get your demo bike?
03-15-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

I love that you're doing this raffle. Very...

I love that you're doing this raffle. Very beautiful community feels for me.
03-08-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,752
Posted By bikiola

from my limited understanding/reading, they are...

from my limited understanding/reading, they are better-than. Dunno!
03-08-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,752
Posted By bikiola

Love this thread and especially @SquidPuppet...

Love this thread and especially @SquidPuppet (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/squidpuppet-362748.html)'s writing as well!

Has anyone had specific experiences with the 26x2.3" tires - the Rat...
03-02-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

I'll bite. I still think the financial benefits...

I'll bite. I still think the financial benefits to the end user of something like this are dubious at best, but congrats to them for raising this money. I only hope the goodwill returns to us one way...
02-26-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

No. While I don't endorse the "everything...

No. While I don't endorse the "everything online" move, I feel a bring printed catalog is an ecological waste - and most of them end up unread, judging by colleagues who order cool old...
02-26-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

I still don't understand how they are not...

I still don't understand how they are not offering some kind of interest or incentive for this - see Outlier's "Upfront" effort as I mentioned earlier, or hell even kickstarters/indiegogos (many of...
02-23-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

now thats an idea i can get behind - i'd throw in...

now thats an idea i can get behind - i'd throw in much more than $10 for some kind of (non-managerial/non-decisionmaking) cooperative role.
02-23-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

I've never wanted bikeforums' old-ass phpBB to...

I've never wanted bikeforums' old-ass phpBB to support "likes" as much as in this thread...:thumb:
02-23-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

ladies and gents, we are getting up there in...

ladies and gents, we are getting up there in pagecounts. I may just buy a hail mary to further confuse the waters here (as long as we don't stop talking about the gun toting lovers that fund Bell,...
02-22-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

Wow that thing looks atrocious!

Wow that thing looks atrocious!
02-22-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

I'm down with this explanation -

I'm down with this explanation -
02-22-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

you... you aren't so far from your auntie and her...

you... you aren't so far from your auntie and her ilk's tree after all - :cry: can't say i feel much sympathy for the push-out!
02-22-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

Hmmm... how would you know who I am, mate? Youre...

Hmmm... how would you know who I am, mate? Youre right though, based on my background and looks, I avoided south brooklyn like the plague - you know all the irish and italian would try to beat the...
02-22-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

LOL, +2. I knew it would come to this!! I...

LOL, +2. I knew it would come to this!!

I guess i'm not articulating how I feel well.. I buy from LBS, support activism, etc. Its tough for me to just give $ to *businesses* specifically (as...
02-22-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

Yikes, did not expect these responses, but the...

Yikes, did not expect these responses, but the sentiment is good. LOL @ me being mr potter - i'm more a rabid socialist than anything else! anyway, support on (maybe i was a planted troll to push...
02-22-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

In fact, I have, and in fact, I've bought more...

In fact, I have, and in fact, I've bought more than a few things from Rivbike over the years. Doesn't change my opinion on this.
02-22-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

Fair enough. I think gift cards are an insane...

Fair enough. I think gift cards are an insane grift and should come with a warning from the CFPB based on how transparently its a redistribution of wealth to corporations...
02-22-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

Its not making fun at all. Say you gave me 50K. I...

Its not making fun at all. Say you gave me 50K. I invest it - or gamble it, whatever - and get $150k in 3 years. Then I return your 50K. You've made zero money, in fact lost money, while I've made...
02-22-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

I'm not pissed at all. I'm merely raising a point...

I'm not pissed at all. I'm merely raising a point about a phenomenon in current business life - from kickstarter to "service plans" to this kind of thing - its about providing working capital, for...
02-22-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

Cool, will you give me 50k interest free and I'll...

Cool, will you give me 50k interest free and I'll return you 50k in 3 years? :love:
02-22-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

This is a great point and but it is not a...

This is a great point and but it is not a interest-free loan. There is a crucial difference here.
02-22-18, 07:43 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,260
Posted By bikiola

Anyone else have an issue with essentially giving...

Anyone else have an issue with essentially giving an interest-free loan to a private company for no reason?
Forum: Commuting
07-02-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,381
Posted By bikiola

I got the 6500 "normal" size. I love it. I love...

I got the 6500 "normal" size. I love it. I love how compact and foldable it is. I use it all the time without even signs of anyone trying to **** with it. I wouldn't leave it overnight however, I'd...
Forum: Touring
06-22-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,584
Posted By bikiola

wow beautiful!! what are those tires, Compass?...

wow beautiful!! what are those tires, Compass? any flats?
Forum: Touring
03-22-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,584
Posted By bikiola

What do you consider low trail over high? I'm...

What do you consider low trail over high? I'm recently rocking a surly troll - which according to this site Bike Fork Trail Chart ? Bike Counterculture...
Forum: Touring
03-22-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,584
Posted By bikiola

So everybody's switching to front racks now, huh?...

So everybody's switching to front racks now, huh? color me surprised. It looks much simpler and nice but does it affect steering on long uphills and descents?

Also, does anyone tour with a jones...
Forum: Touring
03-21-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,584
Posted By bikiola

yeah stefano, you have an amazing site. reminds...

yeah stefano, you have an amazing site. reminds me of my nonbiking trip to georgia - the food there is incredible!!
Forum: Commuting
03-20-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,314
Posted By bikiola

In some anti-cyclist places, like NYC, you get...

In some anti-cyclist places, like NYC, you get summonsed by our local pig department for not having bells. They're useless (and worse, make the peds that do hear them even angried) but thats the law...
Forum: Touring
03-16-17, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,584
Posted By bikiola

happen to have a bigger image? that one is tiny!

happen to have a bigger image? that one is tiny!
Forum: Commuting
03-12-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By bikiola

OOh these look nice. Any pics? And they worked...

OOh these look nice. Any pics? And they worked with the brake/canti/shifters out of the box?
Forum: Commuting
03-09-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By bikiola

Yes, with age the body aches more and needs more...

Yes, with age the body aches more and needs more flexibility and strength training - even if I commute daily on my bike.

I just thought, because I read so much about how the Noodles are both...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By bikiola

Its an option for sure.. but then the LBS doesn't...

Its an option for sure.. but then the LBS doesn't get money. I guess you can always buy from REI, test, return and THEN buy from LBS \_(ツ)_/
Forum: Commuting
03-09-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By bikiola

Thanks for the suggestions, all! Its...

Thanks for the suggestions, all!

Its annoying you can't just test a bar and return it if you don't like it... because you will have installed it, scuffed it, put pressure on it, etc...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By bikiola

Yeah, thats the toughy - I like the upright-ish...

Yeah, thats the toughy - I like the upright-ish jones h-bar.. But also miss the sleek hoods-riding. Was thinking of a wide-ass noodle being more open and better on wrists/back...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By bikiola

Would Nitto Noodles make a big difference?

I used to tour a lot on my (appropriately, professionally fitted LHT) and in the last two years, got really fed up with the position. I had wrist pains, and some back pains. I switched to a more...
Forum: Touring
01-28-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,584
Posted By bikiola

I got these Avid bb7 and I'm so sick of trying to...

I got these Avid bb7 and I'm so sick of trying to service them. I heard high-end Shimano hydraulics are great and reliable. I've grown up my whole life with cantis and know everything about them, and...
Forum: Touring
01-28-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,584
Posted By bikiola

Max, you ever tour with hydraulics or only...

Max, you ever tour with hydraulics or only mechanical discs? I'm thinking about upgrading my troll to hydraulics for convenience/stopping power and wondering about long term thoughts.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,748
Posted By bikiola

+100. I love riding and ride defensively when...

+100. I love riding and ride defensively when necessary, call our drivers when appropriate, and am never shocked by how low drivers will go when they feel their entitlements are being taken away. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,748
Posted By bikiola

Yup, agreed! But why on a bike commuting thread...

Yup, agreed! But why on a bike commuting thread on a biking forum? So weird. Take it literally anywhere else... :crash:
Forum: Commuting
01-20-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,748
Posted By bikiola

I am amazed at how many tacticool-style victim...

I am amazed at how many tacticool-style victim blamers are in this thread. Instead of sympathizing with people who are surrounded by the American wasteland, anti-human transportation system, you...
01-15-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,946
Posted By bikiola

Thanks all for this - puting the stem slightly...

Thanks all for this - puting the stem slightly higher and closer feels a lot more nimble!
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