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12-28-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,175
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Were I to tour Oz, I'd go with a 26er or 29er. I...

Were I to tour Oz, I'd go with a 26er or 29er. I am not the dogmatic fanatic you paint me out to be. But I have made it up Kintamani in a folder whereas others (i.e. you) have failed in a 700c bike....
12-28-18, 04:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,175
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Well, that's exactly it, ain't it? Most people...

Well, that's exactly it, ain't it? Most people here live in a region of the world with extremely limited knowledge, acceptance and availability of folders, yet they lack the self-awareness of that...
12-28-18, 04:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,175
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Well, yes. When you've got skinny Kojaks with...

Well, yes. When you've got skinny Kojaks with triple digit psi on 349 hoops, yeah.
12-28-18, 04:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,175
Posted By Abu Mahendra

There you go again. You are notorious for...

There you go again. You are notorious for changing the conversation when I got you cornered. And predictably, you always change it so the object of discussion is not the issues, but rather my person....
12-27-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,175
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Of course, I've tried, ownned big wheel bikes,...

Of course, I've tried, ownned big wheel bikes, mostly though not exclusively 26" MTB. In fact, one if my builds in progress is a 29er. Here is the wheelset......
12-27-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,175
Posted By Abu Mahendra

well, people have crossed continents on folders....

well, people have crossed continents on folders. I myself traversed an entire country on a folder, so this "no way" business displays bias, ignorance, or plain physical weakness.
12-26-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,175
Posted By Abu Mahendra

yeah...the only rub is that Dahon, Brompton or BF...

yeah...the only rub is that Dahon, Brompton or BF make do not make 700c folders. Were I a knowledgeable foldie blogger I would have suggested instead a ChangeBike out of Taiwan.

Enjoy the BF &...
12-26-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,175
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Is that all you got? Lame. What I said is true,...

Is that all you got? Lame. What I said is true, and plainly on evidence, black on white, here before your eyes. I ain't making shish up. Read'em and weep on this very thread.
12-26-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,175
Posted By Abu Mahendra

And like clockwork...

...the focus, the conversation narrows down to Bike Friday and Brompton, when the world of folders is so more varied and interesting. Cheap Dahons, and over-priced BF and Brompton is all people know....
12-26-18, 03:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,175
Posted By Abu Mahendra

I do not commute by bicycle to work. I ride...

I do not commute by bicycle to work. I ride locally, and tour long(ish) distances. No, I do not worry about my folding bikes "won’t ride as good." They ride like what they are. They are agile, and...
12-26-18, 02:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,175
Posted By Abu Mahendra

great example of a common phenomenon. Someone...

great example of a common phenomenon. Someone rides a bum folder, has a poor experience, and swears off the whole segment, as if a cheap Dahon is representatiive. Others with existing prejudices get...
Forum: Touring
12-20-18, 03:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,868
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme I've done three...

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme

I've done three tours (Bali, Taiwan, South Korea) on them (42-406 Kevlar), and have not had a single puncture or problem with them at all. Too bad they are now...
Forum: Touring
12-19-18, 04:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,203
Posted By Abu Mahendra

More German bling?

Seeing your predilection for high-priced, Made-in-Germany bling, did you use a Leica camera or Zeiss lens to take that image too?
Forum: Touring
12-17-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,203
Posted By Abu Mahendra

It doesn't take a seasoned tourer, or drivetrain...

It doesn't take a seasoned tourer, or drivetrain guru to see that 1.7kg and $1,265 is a bit much, when a triple crank will give you a similar range for less money, weight, complexity and field...
Forum: Touring
12-16-18, 04:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,203
Posted By Abu Mahendra

You don't get it, do you?

yes, of course. But the point of Rohloff is bragging rights. Some here pooh-pooh, sneer at the expensive speed 1x12 rat-race yet they are the ones who, with no sense of irony or self-awareness, fell...
Forum: Touring
12-16-18, 04:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,203
Posted By Abu Mahendra

10-speed is the sweet spot

...in terms of range, price, ubiquity, and maturity. Got 1x10 on my CC tourer, and that's all i need.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-18, 03:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,192
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Both Korea and Taiwan are going to be more...

Both Korea and Taiwan are going to be more affordable than Japan. Taiwan is less expensive than Korea because food is cheaper. In Korea you are hardly going to find a full meal for less than about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,192
Posted By Abu Mahendra

I credit-card toured South Korea from one end to...

I credit-card toured South Korea from one end to the other along its renowned Four Rivers national bike path, and also did a similar thing along Taiwan"s scenic east coast. I had a great time,...
Forum: Touring
11-22-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,587
Posted By Abu Mahendra

yes, San Miguel Allende has too many gringos, but...

yes, San Miguel Allende has too many gringos, but god, is it a pretty town!

Here's a bicycle image......
Forum: Touring
11-22-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,587
Posted By Abu Mahendra

I have done a lot more than that. I was born,...

I have done a lot more than that. I was born, grew up till age 11, learned Spanish as my first language, worked, and have family there.
....
Forum: Touring
11-22-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,587
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Thanks for the heads-up. Vital info for...

Thanks for the heads-up. Vital info for prospective bicycle tourers.
Forum: Touring
11-21-18, 01:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,587
Posted By Abu Mahendra

well, this just shows your bias and level of...

well, this just shows your bias and level of actual knowledge. Why look at each country for what it is when you can entertain facile generalizations and stereotypes, right? Educate yourself.
Forum: Touring
11-20-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,587
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Japan, Iceland, Costa Rica, Chile, USA, New...

Japan, Iceland, Costa Rica, Chile, USA, New Zealand
Forum: Touring
11-20-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,587
Posted By Abu Mahendra

par for the course, bob. It is the Ring of Fire,...

par for the course, bob. It is the Ring of Fire, after all. You gringos get spooked easily.
Forum: Touring
11-06-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Abu Mahendra

I am/was considering doing that route this month...

I am/was considering doing that route this month that's why i asked, but November seems to be quite rainy.
11-06-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,495
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Nope, TAs knock it out of cobsideration.

Nope, TAs knock it out of cobsideration.
Forum: Touring
11-06-18, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Abu Mahendra

South & East from Lisbon, and onto Extremadura...

So, who's set off from Lisbon headed south and east towards Evora, and then crossed into Spanish Extremadura?
11-05-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,495
Posted By Abu Mahendra

par for the course. People like to portray...

par for the course. People like to portray themselves as savvy shoppers, sensible consumers, value connoiseurs, but they then go on to trumpet the likes of Bike Friday, Rohloff, Rodríguez, etc.
11-05-18, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,495
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Any others?

Any others?
Forum: Touring
11-04-18, 11:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,587
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Which pyramid is it?

Which pyramid is it?
Forum: Touring
11-04-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,587
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Che Guevara's take...

Che Guevara was in Guatemala during the 1954 coup against Arbenz. He wrote that of the Central American countries Guatemala was the only one worth fighting for, worth salvaging.
Forum: Touring
11-04-18, 05:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,587
Posted By Abu Mahendra

let me guess. Mexico & Guate were your...

let me guess. Mexico & Guate were your favorites?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-18, 11:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,667
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Psst...

Though Sri Lanka was the site of Mountbatten"s Southeast Asia Command during WWII, and was invited (and declined) to join ASEAN, Sri Lanka is not in or part of Southeast Asia.
11-03-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,156
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Mixte Minivelo

I ride a mixte minivelo as my get-around-town café tourer.
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Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,840
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Yes, for touring, it's fine. You want to err on...

Yes, for touring, it's fine. You want to err on the side of lower lows rather than higher highs.
10-01-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,835
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Swing, and a miss. Strike Two!

Swing, and a miss. Strike Two!
10-01-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,835
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Nope. Try again. ...

Nope. Try again.
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09-30-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,835
Posted By Abu Mahendra

My own...

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09-30-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,414
Posted By Abu Mahendra

"Men go crazy in congregation. They only get...

"Men go crazy in congregation. They only get better one by one."
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-18, 04:37 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-18, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,464
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Tamsui is a nice place. Great day trip on bike...

Tamsui is a nice place. Great day trip on bike from Taipei. Who would have thunk Spain once had a fort there...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-18, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Abu Mahendra

ok, when you close the clamp, can you see the...

ok, when you close the clamp, can you see the seat tube narrow down?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Abu Mahendra

basic question - is the seatpost of the diameter...

basic question - is the seatpost of the diameter appropriate for the seat tube?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,698
Posted By Abu Mahendra

On Café Touring duty this morning... . ...

On Café Touring duty this morning...
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,004
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Fyi, my two Spin 3.0 have both come without the...

Fyi, my two Spin 3.0 have both come without the front wheel magnetix part. Strange. Also, in both Spin 3.0 the inner metal grove sleve in the upper seat tube is too thick, meaning that moving the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,698
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Riding Impressions Wow, this thing is a hoot!...

Riding Impressions
Wow, this thing is a hoot! Small wheels, short 92cm wheelbase and light weight (under 9kg - yes, you read that right, under 9kg pretty much stock) make for a very spritely ride....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By Abu Mahendra

The Silver Surfer - Monsoon Y2018 & Wheelsport...

The Silver Surfer - Monsoon Y2018 & Wheelsport SMART 1.0
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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By Abu Mahendra

My impression is that 451 wheels roll faster, and...

My impression is that 451 wheels roll faster, and maintain more momentum than smaller wheels. Conversely, they are not as quick to spin to velocity from a stand-still as smaller wheels.

The main...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By Abu Mahendra

My FnHon Moonsoon

406/451 wheel

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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,961
Posted By Abu Mahendra

I would have known. In fact, i do. And if i can...

I would have known. In fact, i do. And if i can figure it out, certainly others can too. The only difference, perhaps, is that i have never been enthralled by the Brompton hype. Look, people's...
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