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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dheorl

You can buy full tubes which are only 50g. I've...

You can buy full tubes which are only 50g. I've never cut one apart, but I imagine a fair potion of that is the valve, so you're going to be saving what, maybe 30g? Is that really worth all the extra...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-17, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Dheorl

Thanks for the help everyone. I'd found the...

Thanks for the help everyone. I'd found the Castelli ones, but they seem pretty scarce and couldn't find any in my size. Didn't realise knicker was the generic term for them. The Pearl Izumi ones...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-17, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Dheorl

Non-bib 3/4 length shorts

I know both these criteria are likely against the rules, but I have dodgy knees in the cold and have various aspects of bib shorts I don't like. I'm struggling to find any decent looking 3/4 lycra...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By Dheorl

I'm pretty sure you can get the pacific reach as...

I'm pretty sure you can get the pacific reach as a frame only.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-17, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By Dheorl

Tubeless on a folding bike

Has anyone tried tubeless tyres on their folding bike? To me a folding bike seems like the ideal platform for them. They reduce the chance of punctures in general but if you do get one that the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,076
Posted By Dheorl

I'm not sure who these "people" are, but I've...

I'm not sure who these "people" are, but I've certainly never met them. I'll take your word for it that you have, although I do wonder what country they've come from to be spending less on bikes than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,076
Posted By Dheorl

If I ever need reminding this is an American...

If I ever need reminding this is an American forum I'll just look at this thread :p

The idea of a mini clubman being a small car is kind of comical to me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dheorl

Yea, posting late at night I get mixed up...

Yea, posting late at night I get mixed up :rolleyes:

So is that the Kanga rack with a seat post adapter? Looks like it could be really handy to go with a pair of front panniers, giving me...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dheorl

That's a very nice looking setup. I wonder if I...

That's a very nice looking setup. I wonder if I could buy or make something like that front rack to attach to the seat-tube. On something like the Bike Friday where the seat-tube folds down I could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-17, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dheorl

Thanks for the reply. Bike Friday is one bike...

Thanks for the reply. Bike Friday is one bike I've considered but unfortunately my LBS doesn't stock them any longer so I'd be buying blind which I'm not a massive fan of doing? Which model do you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dheorl

Although that bike looks lovely I do want...

Although that bike looks lovely I do want something that can be unfolded and folded at least relatively quickly. As mention in the OP, one of the reasons I want one is easier storage at home.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-17, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dheorl

Good to know about your experiences with...

Good to know about your experiences with different panniers.

I'm hoping to get just a frame because I've spent so long getting all the components on my current bike to be right for me that I'd use...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-17, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dheorl

Good to know the IVE is still stable at high...

Good to know the IVE is still stable at high speeds. Is there much in the way of racks for the IVE. I can't see any on their website and it looks like they might be a bit awkward with the way it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dheorl

It is something I've considered but being an...

It is something I've considered but being an aluminium frame I'm not sure it would be suitable, and also wouldn't make the bike as packable as I'd like. Thanks for the suggestion though.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dheorl

I guess europe is a very different beast to most...

I guess europe is a very different beast to most of the USA. Hoping around cities and mountain riding are by no means mutually exclusive; one ride I'd love to do is Southern France to central Italy,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-17, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dheorl

Thanks for the very informed post. The...

Thanks for the very informed post.

The neatness and compactness of folded Bromptons has always appealed, and I'm English so it's kind of a natural attraction, but the small wheel size does concern...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-17, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dheorl

Thanks for the tips. I did look at the IVE after...

Thanks for the tips. I did look at the IVE after seeing your very good review a while back. I have to admit the wheel size worries me a bit, and I was really hoping to find a bike I could buy as just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dheorl

Thanks for the tips. I'll be buying just the Joey...

Thanks for the tips. I'll be buying just the Joey frame and wheels and swapping over the components from my current road bike so it will have drop bars. I'll be hopefully hoping around European...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By Dheorl

Touring questions

I wasn't sure whether to post this in the touring section or here, but I figured seeing as it's folding bike specific questions I might get more responses here.

First off is choice of bike. I've...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,274
Posted By Dheorl

Where I live 90's MTBs are a dime a dozen. I've...

Where I live 90's MTBs are a dime a dozen. I've never seen a tourer for a similar price.

Some people just don't care about taking life at a slightly more leisurely pace. And the difference a...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-16, 04:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,244
Posted By Dheorl

Various companies have done shower proof jeans...

Various companies have done shower proof jeans over the years. Not something I've personally tried, but might be worth considering.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,177
Posted By Dheorl

So basically there's a solid white line where the...

So basically there's a solid white line where the cars have to stop, then another solid white line about 2m forward of that where bikes have to stop. Often the space will be painted the same colour...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-16, 05:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,635
Posted By Dheorl

It's interesting to hear discussions like this....

It's interesting to hear discussions like this. I've been messing around on bikes for so long I forget I had to learn this stuff at one point. These days I can virtually lay a bike down whilst still...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-16, 05:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,251
Posted By Dheorl

Thanks for all the suggestions guy. Some of the...

Thanks for all the suggestions guy. Some of the brands mentioned I knew about at the back of my head but had slipped my mind. The LBS is fairly limited when it comes to brand variety unfortunately,...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-16, 05:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,251
Posted By Dheorl

A helmet that you wear whilst commuting. Ask...

A helmet that you wear whilst commuting.

Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,251
Posted By Dheorl

Commuting helmet

My current helmet is starting to get to the end of it's life and I'm looking for a new one. I was wondering if anyone had a good suggestions for a commuting helmet?

Being in the UK and with it...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,045
Posted By Dheorl

I was meaning it grates with other "free" people....

I was meaning it grates with other "free" people. Plenty of countries grant their citizens many personal freedoms, often more than in the USA, but Americans seem to like shouting about it the most...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-16, 05:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,045
Posted By Dheorl

With regards to the OP I would have said, in UK...

With regards to the OP I would have said, in UK cities at least, better cycling infrastructure has lead to an increase in cycling commuters. It's hard to definitively prove cause and effect, but if...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,045
Posted By Dheorl

I'd agree with what you have specifically written...

I'd agree with what you have specifically written here, if you changed "this planet" to "North America".

I was born, live, and largely travel in Europe, and have never felt a lack of freedom due...
08-29-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Dheorl

Unfortunately not. I had the impression he bought...

Unfortunately not. I had the impression he bought it as a teenager, but having been born in the war, if the earliest model was 1978 clearly I misunderstood something there. Best guess in that case is...
08-29-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Dheorl

The amount he rode it, it likely was. And tbh...

The amount he rode it, it likely was. And tbh either way it's meaningful to me because of the times we spent together that involved that bike. He'd even have a crack at the little off-road trails...
08-29-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Dheorl

It will definitely go on the wall, likely in a...

It will definitely go on the wall, likely in a bedroom tbh, but then again I was considering having one wall of my bedroom clad in salvaged corrugated metal so I possibly don't have the most normal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By Dheorl

I'm sort of like that. I keep pretty much all my...

I'm sort of like that. I keep pretty much all my hobbies going, but my spare time spent "researching" focuses very much on one at a time. I'm very good at retaining information though, so I can...
08-28-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Dheorl

Sorry, it's unfortunately a bit buried in the...

Sorry, it's unfortunately a bit buried in the garage atm (we're redecorating so a lot got shoved in there and I already have 3 bikes in the house) but I'll make sure I get some pics up when I get it...
08-28-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Dheorl

What to do with my dad's old bike?

I know ultimately no-one can tell me what to do with my stuff, but I'm merely curious as to what approach you guys would take in this situation.

A fair few years ago my father passed away and I...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By Dheorl

If you want to be able to sit up, but also be...

If you want to be able to sit up, but also be racy, why not just get a normal pair of drops and set them higher?
Forum: Commuting
08-25-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,177
Posted By Dheorl

In the UK at most junctions we have a box just...

In the UK at most junctions we have a box just for bikes, and a second line for cars to stop at.

It's supposedly a fineable offence to purposefully pull into one of these boxes when not necessary,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-16, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,252
Posted By Dheorl

The Tyrell IVE doesn't look bad, but I'm not a...

The Tyrell IVE doesn't look bad, but I'm not a fan of the fold as much as I am that of the IF Reach. Relying on little frame mounted wheels for rolling to me isn't an ideal solution.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,252
Posted By Dheorl

Fortunately I'm not in the US ;)

Fortunately I'm not in the US ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,252
Posted By Dheorl

I'm looking at the IF Reach with the folding main...

I'm looking at the IF Reach with the folding main triangle, not the "Reach" with the hinging rear end. Nice looking bike but not a fan of the fact you have to remove the front wheel and handlebars.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,252
Posted By Dheorl

They to still be available online. I sincerely...

They to still be available online. I sincerely hope I can find one. Pacific cycles website is certainly listing them as no stock though.

Thanks for your thoughts in the build.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,252
Posted By Dheorl

Reassuring ride on a responsive frame, with a...

Reassuring ride on a responsive frame, with a fast fold that can be rolled. I know the Dahon LockJaw models fall short on at least one of those points. The ability of fit a rack of some sort would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,252
Posted By Dheorl

Helix vs IF Reach

I'm still searching for the perfect folding bike, to hopefully one day replace both my current folding bike and my around town full bike.

These two have been piquing my fancy for a while and I was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-27-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,336
Posted By Dheorl

The A-bike is not the only folder which is...

The A-bike is not the only folder which is lighter though.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,019
Posted By Dheorl

These look ideal, thanks for the link. Wish they...

These look ideal, thanks for the link. Wish they did silver ones in all the sizes, but I guess I can't be too picky :)
Forum: Commuting
12-22-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,019
Posted By Dheorl

Normally though I'm already in underpants and...

Normally though I'm already in underpants and jeans, which would necessitate taking them off and putting on cycling pants.

I know there are various solutions to keep your trouser leg out of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-15, 06:10 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,336
Posted By Dheorl

Sorry, I shouldn't come on here when I'm still...

Sorry, I shouldn't come on here when I'm still half asleep in the morning. But yes, many lighter bikes are out there :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-15, 04:29 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,336
Posted By Dheorl

The smaller I can't be bothered to figure out but...

The smaller I can't be bothered to figure out but I'll take your word on it. Doesn't Bike Friday make a variety of lighter bikes though? There's also stuff like the A-bike, the Ultra X; both lighter...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,019
Posted By Dheorl

Bit cold in winter for that.

Bit cold in winter for that.
Forum: Commuting
12-21-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,019
Posted By Dheorl

Are you saying it's not possible to mount a ring...

Are you saying it's not possible to mount a ring in such a way you can still use the big ring? Even with spacers and long bolts of some sort?
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