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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 70,349
Posted By EAPellow

What you could go with is a short, top zip...

What you could go with is a short, top zip military style heavy denier duffel, preferably the kind with a double shoulder strap so you can go between a messenger and backpack style carry. If you find...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-10, 11:03 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,311
Posted By EAPellow

Specifically, lack of maintenance without being...

Specifically, lack of maintenance without being ridden. For several years at least. And I was offering a hyperbole example, hinting at the fact the rust destroys metal, and lubrication, by being...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-10, 09:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,311
Posted By EAPellow

I have a bike that I'm cleaning up after someone...

I have a bike that I'm cleaning up after someone let it sit outside under a deck for a few years. The chain is so badly rusted that it won't bend in most places and actually pulls the rear derailleur...
06-16-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By EAPellow

Well duct tape is a given! And silicon...

Well duct tape is a given!

And silicon sealant is up there too. I'm never quite sure which one to use, as there are many different "brews" of the stuff. I tend to stick with the aquarium grade...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 70,349
Posted By EAPellow

Some food for thought: make your own. I'm...

Some food for thought: make your own.

I'm going to extrapolate my experience with making rather than buying my own camping gear to this topic, especially because the camp gear items that I most...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-10, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,852
Posted By EAPellow

Thanks for those links! I'm going to make a...

Thanks for those links! I'm going to make a decision within the next couple of days about what I'm going to get.

If I had my druthers, I'd also be getting one of the many older folders that I've...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-10, 10:15 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,311
Posted By EAPellow

Hah, at this point in time, Derailleur gets a...

Hah, at this point in time, Derailleur gets a vote from me. (And not just because it's really not that hard to spell.)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,852
Posted By EAPellow

Nice view, where's that at? Reminds me of the...

Nice view, where's that at?
Reminds me of the ocean view in San Diego. I was staying in a hostel around the corner from the beach, bought a beach cruiser from someone and rode it up and down the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,852
Posted By EAPellow

So I tried to buy the '05 Dahon Speed P8, but I...

So I tried to buy the '05 Dahon Speed P8, but I was outbid on it at literally the last second.
Part of me still really wants the '09 Jack, mostly for the 26" wheels...

But then I saw 2 other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-10, 09:08 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,311
Posted By EAPellow

So far I've really only used derailleurs, and was...

So far I've really only used derailleurs, and was recently going to further my experience with it by getting a used Speed P8...until someone outbid me on it.

THEN I saw a Dahon Helios XL. I think...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-10, 06:21 PM
06-13-10, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By EAPellow

There are a fairly wide variety of halogens to...

There are a fairly wide variety of halogens to choose from, and I'm pretty sure a good amount fit your voltage/current requirements. I can't think of anything off the top of my head, but I was just...
06-12-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By EAPellow

Actually, I have used something like that. Last...

Actually, I have used something like that. Last year I found a small box of something called "Magic Mix." It was a kids craft where you'd add an unidentified powder with a small amount of water, and...
06-12-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By EAPellow

Any advantages of using that over, say,...

Any advantages of using that over, say, plexiglass? I'm guessing less possibility of cracking?

I'm wondering if I could make a custom mix from the polystyrene/acetone with something else like...
06-12-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By EAPellow

Post your favorite or unique DIY materials

I've done a fair amount of DIY projects before, some that turned out great and some that I shall never speak of, and no matter how clearly I can envision what I want to make, at some point I have to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-10, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,852
Posted By EAPellow

Thanks snafu, from what I've been reading in...

Thanks snafu, from what I've been reading in other threads you give some consistently good advice.

If I had the money, I'd buy a couple of them outright, keep the one that works best as an all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-10, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,852
Posted By EAPellow

Well, not any SERIOUS offroading. I've never...

Well, not any SERIOUS offroading. I've never really gone biking on trails before, and probably wouldn't attempt to with a cheap folder. But there are a lot of hilly country roads around me, and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-10, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,852
Posted By EAPellow

Getting my first folding bike - suggestions about some brands/models?

Here we are, the bane of every forum: the newbie asking for advice.

I just got rid of my car almost 7 months ago and am easing more and more into alternative modes of commuting and getting to...
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