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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,686
Posted By Richbiker

Hey everyone . . . my Ti Swift was on NY 1 News...

Hey everyone . . . my Ti Swift was on NY 1 News yesterday morning (That's a local daily cable news show), on a story about Bike New York's education program. Bike New York is teaching adults how to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,737
Posted By Richbiker

Really nice build. How did you get a frameset? ...

Really nice build. How did you get a frameset? I'm in the USA, and the Altena's are not available here. I thought about ordering one off Rakuten or Amazon Japan, but wasn't sure how the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,686
Posted By Richbiker

Finally Finished!

OK . . .here it is finally.
I finished it back in January/February, but had to wait for a decent day for riding it and taking pictures (then also I'm slow
to deal with pictures).
509376

I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,686
Posted By Richbiker

Hi All, I'm still building up my ti Swift. ...

Hi All,
I'm still building up my ti Swift. It's been a slow process mostly due various interruptions (work, life, holidays, etc). I got the wheels built yesterday and am ready to finish up the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-15, 05:35 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,686
Posted By Richbiker

[PineCone] 160mm in the front, 140mm rear Avids...

[PineCone] 160mm in the front, 140mm rear Avids on mine


Thanks PineCone & Jur . . . I was about to learn the hard way. I checked in with my parts supplier who told me IS mount /= 140mm front. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,686
Posted By Richbiker

To Pine Cone, Jur, and anyone else who built...

To Pine Cone, Jur, and anyone else who built theirs up with disc brakes.
Did you go with 140mm or 160mm rotors on the front? Looking at the pictures, the rotors all look like 140s, but maybe...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,686
Posted By Richbiker

Hi everyone, Thanks to an e-introduction by Jur...

Hi everyone,
Thanks to an e-introduction by Jur to Anita at Titan Products, I have one on the way. Thanks Jur!
OK, so those of you who bought frames designed around 451 wheels, what are your tire...
Forum: Recumbent
08-23-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,134
Posted By Richbiker

Titanium Vision R68: any one own or seen one?

I'm looking to upgrade to a ti recumbent. I own a Vision R40 and have generally been happy with that. Upon doing a little research, it seems that Vision/ Advanced Transportation Products / ATP...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,686
Posted By Richbiker

I'm still in!

Hi Jur,
Sorry for the radio silence. Tax season plus work has gotten really busy. I still want in on this order. I have the frame drawings and will reply to you offline via email with my order...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,686
Posted By Richbiker

Hello Jur, I'd prefer the straight stem riser...

Hello Jur,
I'd prefer the straight stem riser with bottle "braze-ons". Fork and frame should have disc brake mounts (and option for caliper brake as a backup). I don't need canti-studs. I'd...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,686
Posted By Richbiker

Jur, I'm 5'8", with average arm length & body...

Jur,
I'm 5'8", with average arm length & body proportions. Not sure what size that translates to since I've never ridden a Swift.
I'm curious about the split in the seatstay on Porschetoyz...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,686
Posted By Richbiker

Yeah, I edited the part out about the thread...

Yeah, I edited the part out about the thread starting in 2005. Either I was mixing it up with another thread, or the dates were showing up weird. Anyway, if you are doing another batch, I'd be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,686
Posted By Richbiker

Looks like this train left the station, and I...

Looks like this train left the station, and I missed it. But I'm interested. I only saw this thread yesterday.
1. Can someone post a picture of their bike or frame in the folded position?...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,221
Posted By Richbiker

I'm wanting to buy a bike from Japan that's...

I'm wanting to buy a bike from Japan that's unavailable in the US. This thread was pretty helpful, but has anybody in the US actually used Rakuten or Amazon.co.jp and shipped a bike through...
06-24-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,974
Posted By Richbiker

Would you be willing to share the source of the...

Would you be willing to share the source of the M4.5 bolts? I did a quick search, which turned up a company called Screws Industries (fun name?) in Glendale IL, but it looks like they don't sell...
Forum: Recumbent
03-05-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By Richbiker

Vision USS Handlebar dimensions

Does anybody have a Vision USS handlebar and reasonable measuring skills?
I'd appreciate it if someone could send me some dimensions:
-angles of the bends
-width of the bottom, through the stem...
Forum: Touring
08-25-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By Richbiker

Hey Spin, I'm arriving in Pittsburgh late...

Hey Spin,

I'm arriving in Pittsburgh late Thursday night (many thanks for your generous offer of a place to stay, but I'm covered with that already). I plan to head down to McKeesport Friday. ...
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By Richbiker

Bike Route from Pittsburgh to McKeesport PA

I'm planning a bike tour from Pittsburgh to DC using the GAP & C&0 trails.

After doing some research (GAP website, Pittsburgh Transit, & staring at lots of google maps), I'd like more advice on...
02-12-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By Richbiker

Sounds like the problem got solved, but I'll add...

Sounds like the problem got solved, but I'll add my bit: we had a similar mysterious noise. I pulled out both bottom brackets, re-greased the threads & eccentric to eliminate any metal-metal...
Forum: Touring
02-12-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,110
Posted By Richbiker

I bought an immaculate Voyageur off Craigslist...

I bought an immaculate Voyageur off Craigslist for $100 from a lady in St. Louis. Mine is made in Japan, using Columbus tubing. I upgraded a lot of the parts so that I have indexed shifting, aero...
01-06-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,909
Posted By Richbiker

Besides the Cannondale and looking for used...

Besides the Cannondale and looking for used tandems, check out the KHS Milano. It's a decent affordable bike. Probably most road tandems come with rack braze-ons on the seatstays & dropouts. If...
11-12-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By Richbiker

Count me in as a big fan of bar-end shifters. I...

Count me in as a big fan of bar-end shifters. I have two touring bikes and a tandem set up with bar-ends. I love the indexing on the right, and the friction on the left. In terms of control, I...
11-06-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,428
Posted By Richbiker

All the other non-VC initiatives may well...

All the other non-VC initiatives may well increase cycling, but they don't necessarily lead to more skilled or safer cyclists. My community puts in a lot of bike lanes. The number of cyclists has...
Forum: Recumbent
11-06-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,205
Posted By Richbiker

FYI everyone: The nice folks on the Bike Forums...

FYI everyone:
The nice folks on the Bike Forums Touring page have a photo contest thread titled "How Fred Can You Get".
Forum: Touring
10-30-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By Richbiker

You know, come to think of it, Nashbar has always...

You know, come to think of it, Nashbar has always been a "touring friendly" sort of place. Back in the early 90s they even used to sell a touring tent, and lightweight sleeping bags. I still have...
Forum: Recumbent
10-17-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,205
Posted By Richbiker

No, bent riders don't have to have a beard. I...

No, bent riders don't have to have a beard. I was just thinking of a bent - bashing thread on the nycc message board in which having a beard was one of the stereotypes of a bent rider.
Myself? ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,386
Posted By Richbiker

Hasa Folding Bikes: how to buy in U.S.

OK, I know that Hasa folders are also sold under the Sette name, which is the house brand for Pricepoint.
I've checked the Hasa Taiwan website, and which lists a U.S. distributor. That...
10-16-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,236
Posted By Richbiker

Don't have any way of comparing Truvativ's to...

Don't have any way of comparing Truvativ's to FSA's, or Shimano's, but I spec'd my tandem with Elita's (Nashbar had them for a very brief while at an amazing price). So far no issues at all. Mine...
Forum: Recumbent
10-16-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,205
Posted By Richbiker

My definition of a "fred" is someone who carries...

My definition of a "fred" is someone who carries way more gear than they need ALL THE TIME. Not just a little more gear like a rack, but a rack, with both panniers and a trunk, with stuff strapped...
Forum: Recumbent
10-16-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By Richbiker

Mounting a lowrider rack on a Vision R40

Anybody have any tips for doing this? I like to do a little touring. My current DF touring bike has lowriders, and I need 'em due to the camping & hiking gear I like to haul along.

My bent is an...
Forum: Touring
09-23-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Richbiker

I own an alice backpack (love it for backpacking,...

I own an alice backpack (love it for backpacking, & have considered doing a pannier conversion, but haven't done it yet).
I wouldn't mount the arkel system to that cuff, without something stiff...
Forum: Touring
09-23-08, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Richbiker

Which Suntour bar-cons are you talking about? ...

Which Suntour bar-cons are you talking about? Their older friction only ones, which you can find easily on ebay? Or the more scarce indexed ones (which I believe came in either 6 or 7 speed, and...
09-15-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By Richbiker

Thanks everyone. In the initial post I...

Thanks everyone. In the initial post I mistaknely said I used Mavic rims; the rims are Sun CR18's.

-So yes, I'll get a Park spoke tension meter. Question: what tension do I need to get it to?...
09-09-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By Richbiker

I should add that the rear hub spacing on my bike...

I should add that the rear hub spacing on my bike is 135mm, but the rear spacing on my friends' 26" wheel is 145, so mine has a "dish" to it, whereas theirs does not.
09-09-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By Richbiker

Spoke breakage on home-built wheels

I could use some advice from someone who's built up tandem wheels that stayed together.
I've built a lot of wheels over the past several years, but the ones that I've built for my own tandem (and...
09-01-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,183
Posted By Richbiker

Can anyone comment about the ride quality of this...

Can anyone comment about the ride quality of this aluminum frame (the Fantom Cyclocross Pro)?
I might want to use one for some commuting or touring, but I'm wary of the harsh ride of aluminum.
...
Forum: Touring
09-01-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,606
Posted By Richbiker

Has anyone who's ever used a CX bike for touring...

Has anyone who's ever used a CX bike for touring ever experienced problems with heel strike on the panniers? I had a cx frame with standard 43cm chainstays, and had this problem--but part of it may...
09-01-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,659
Posted By Richbiker

Hey Bikes Direct, Will the Fantom Cross Team Ti...

Hey Bikes Direct,
Will the Fantom Cross Team Ti be available as a frameset?
Thanks,
Rich
Forum: Touring
07-15-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,463
Posted By Richbiker

If you are on a budget, go with a used Japanese...

If you are on a budget, go with a used Japanese or American made lugged steel frame from the 1980s. Some have already mentioned Specialized, Trek, and Miyata.

I own a very nice Schwinn Voyageur...
07-15-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,632
Posted By Richbiker

There aren't many tandems in New York City, since...

There aren't many tandems in New York City, since most apartments and bike shops lack the space. So people don't see them that often. We get a lot of "Cool Bike" "Awesome", or "Hey, look at that"....
07-08-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Richbiker

I commute with my wonderful 9 (soon to be 10)...

I commute with my wonderful 9 (soon to be 10) year old daughter on a tandem during the summers, where her summer camp is close to my work. She's great company, and a real engine back there. We have...
07-08-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Richbiker

I can't imagine that happening to me. Remove the...

I can't imagine that happening to me. Remove the stoker from the rear after some riding, and the bike (or my reactions to handling a stokerless tandem that had a stoker on a few minutes earlier)...
Forum: Touring
07-02-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,216
Posted By Richbiker

I prefer loose ball hubs. The last set of...

I prefer loose ball hubs. The last set of cartridge bearing hubs I owned (2 sets actually) constantly had play in them.

For BB's, I've never had a cartridge bearing BB go south on me. They seem...
07-02-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,223
Posted By Richbiker

I replaced a heavy steel fork with a tandem -...

I replaced a heavy steel fork with a tandem - rated carbon fork sold by Chucks Bikes ( www.chucksbikes.com ). It has canti / v-brake mounts. I think it was made by Aprebic of Taiwan, and these...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By Richbiker

Actually, this is good shifting technique for...

Actually, this is good shifting technique for most cassette/derailleur systems as well. Backing off on the pedalling pressure while shifting reduces tension on the chain, and allows for a smoother,...
Forum: Touring
06-02-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 27,767
Posted By Richbiker

Takara, your posts about the "dangers" of...

Takara, your posts about the "dangers" of cross-top levers, don't make any sense. Far from causing any delays, they are actually faster for those who like the bar-top hand position, because they...
05-22-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Richbiker

You might try nycc.org (new york cycle club)...

You might try nycc.org (new york cycle club) which has a cue sheet library on their web page. You can google "Pomonok Cycling" will lead you to a number of clubs on Long Island, and some of those...
Forum: Recumbent
05-21-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By Richbiker

I have a fleet of different bikes (mostly road...

I have a fleet of different bikes (mostly road and touring bikes) including a recumbent that I use for a daily 24 mile round trip commute. My lightest road bike, a merlin gets the most use. I have...
05-19-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Richbiker

Mysterious problem: crank bolt just falls out

I recently built up a new bike using a new Truvative Elita crankset with an ISIS BB. In less than a 100 miles, the left crank bolt unscrewed, fell out and the crankarm came off. A replacement crank...
05-17-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Richbiker

Wait. You know how performance & nashbar are...

Wait. You know how performance & nashbar are always changing their prices.

79.99? 69.99?

I got 2 of the wireless VDO's from Performance at 49.99, without coupon this winter.
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