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05-27-14, 12:24 PM
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Posted By ggia

Review: Men’s Riverside Schwinn Model S5368KMA

Review of “Men’s Riverside Schwinn” Model S5368KMA. Badge: “Schwinn Quality”; Price range (2014): $120 - $200; Category: Comfort/cruiser; Frame: Steel; Weight: 39.6 lbs (18 kg); Rims: Alloy; Tires:...
03-02-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,374
Posted By ggia

Followup of March 2012

Bike has resisted rusting-- is stored covered out of doors. I treat the entire bike with Teflon spray. Twist-grip shifters broke when trying to adjust. Inferior metals. Rear derailleurs skips and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,496
Posted By ggia

A source for Bickerton 14-in tires in North America

As of August 2008 the front tire, 14 x 1-3/8, is not availabe from any North American distributor. It is widely avaiable in the UK. VAT and shipping make the delivered price to the USA about US$35.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,496
Posted By ggia

Chatter problem usefully addressed

In a Brake Chatter thread on Bike Forums, I found a useful answer to the annoyance of cyclic grabbing and releasing of the braking effort on the front wheel. See...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,496
Posted By ggia

In a collection of bike parts and pieces in a...

In a collection of bike parts and pieces in a junk store, I found a straight, true wheel from a child's bicycle in 305mm with 80mm axle width. With the front fender removed from the Bickerton, the...
02-21-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,234
Posted By ggia

I bought a Walmart one-speed "Kulana Lua Tandem...

I bought a Walmart one-speed "Kulana Lua Tandem Bike." Will update this post after it arrives.
08-26-07, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,374
Posted By ggia

Review-Rockway Pearl U-Frame by Dumar

Rockway "Pearl" "women's" bicycle by Dumar Industries --(Specs are from user-- ggia, 25-Aug-07)

37.2 lbs (16.9 KG). Sold only by mail from Target.com. as a "700cc Trekking Bike" for
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07-14-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By ggia

Wise to ride before buying

My experience as a past owner of a semi-recumbent BikeE, and a Bickerton and like bicycles with high-rise handlebars, says that anyone contemplating buying would be wise to ride the bike first....
07-13-07, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By ggia

Trek Pure Delux Low Step $400+ ...

Trek Pure Delux Low Step $400+
http://willybikes.com/nobots/zoom/item_zoom.cfm?catalogId=1&id=10155

The very low-step Raleigh Passage and Trek Pure would be good matches for riders with strength...
07-12-07, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By ggia

This shows the 2007 Raleigh Passage low-step,...

This shows the 2007 Raleigh Passage low-step, U-frame configuration.
http://cyclepath.com/images/library/small/ral_passage30w_rose_07_s.jpg
07-09-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By ggia

Perhaps the Raleigh Passage will do...

Thank you for the help. After much looking I tried the 2007 Raleigh Passage 3.5, which has most of features I want in the $300 U-Frame range. The "W19" model is a low-step, aluminum frame with a...
05-28-07, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By ggia

Women's bike for taller riders--Help

I'd appreciate any pointers on really low-step, women's, large-frame bicycles. Presently I have a Specialized Rockhopper with a diamond frame, saddle set high. I have the feeling that one of these...
05-16-07, 10:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,748
Posted By ggia

Thank you for the pointers. It appears that most...

Thank you for the pointers. It appears that most step-through bicycles sold in the US have been designed for shorter riders, and most of those bikes carry the label "women's" frame. The Fuji...
05-12-07, 03:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,748
Posted By ggia

Is anyone aware of a mass production bicycle with...

Is anyone aware of a mass production bicycle with an ultra-low-step-through frame preferably sold in the US, and sized for riders 5-ft 11-in and taller? I like the multi-speed, Dutch utility city...
05-03-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 107,751
Posted By ggia

RE narrowed the 3-speed drive sproket

Please tell me how you did that. Thanks.
05-02-07, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,437
Posted By ggia

Target Vector Trekking bike

Target's telephone information people were at a loss to provide me further data about their Vector bike, nor has Target's company address replied to my snail mail. The manufacturer, Dumar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-07, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,181
Posted By ggia

Seeking info about original, unmodified Peugot U-folder

I have a beat-up, Peugot U-folder of unknown date of manufacture, white, 20-in Rigida wheels, 2-speed auto rocket hub, fendered, front and rear lights, and rear-wheel electical generator. I would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-07, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 336,250
Posted By ggia

Downtube with 8-Speed hub -- each gear-inch?

What are the 8-gear-inches as installed on Downtube's internally-geared model ? Thanks.
01-30-07, 03:55 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,995
Posted By ggia

internal hub gearing vs direct drive gearing

Members here seem to have a lot of experience with different kinds of bicycle drivetrains. Does anyone have knowledge of the extra peddling effort required of an internally-geared bicycle hub? I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-06, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,496
Posted By ggia

One tire vs two

It is definitely a flexie, but it folds to a small package for storage, and it's easy to lift (17 pounds). I initially thought that I needed two high-pressure tires to help these old legs get up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-06, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,496
Posted By ggia

Low pressure tyre in front not big deal

:) No one I'd spoken to about this made such an observation about the low pressure front tire. Thank you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-06, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,496
Posted By ggia

Bickerton AL folder and high pressure tires

I want to fit high-pressure tires to my Bickerton aluminum folder.

The factory front tire is 14x1-3/8, (27-298). Today only one tire is available in that size, and it's low pressure. With the...
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