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Forum: Great Lakes
07-06-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By Foldy313

Patterson is the worst. He has his own chauffeur...

Patterson is the worst. He has his own chauffeur ferchrisake, opposes mass transit and gets away with it. I don't see how anyone can vote for him in good conscience.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-06-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By Foldy313

We came to Detroit in 2012 when it was just...

We came to Detroit in 2012 when it was just coming up from the bottom and weren't aware of how bad it had been. I was surprised that some of the people who had stuck it out felt that newcomers...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-03-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Foldy313

Chicago bike route map highlights most mellow routes

I like this idea. Hope it spreads to other cities.

https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/07/02/new-chicago-bike-map-highlights-most-mellow-routes
Forum: Great Lakes
07-02-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By Foldy313

I was running late to work today and took the E....

I was running late to work today and took the E. Jefferson bike lane west to downtown.

It saved time even though I slowed at intersections and drives where cars were pulling out because it was...
07-02-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Foldy313

Update: The 27 inch tube in the 26 inch tire...

Update: The 27 inch tube in the 26 inch tire worked OK for a couple rides. I noticed the tire was less firm, probably because the tube had more wiggle room inside, but it didn't blow. I finally got...
06-24-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Foldy313

27 inch tube in 26 inch tire

I put a 27 x 1 1/4 inch (maximum) tube in a 26 x 1 3/4 (minimum) inch tire because I didn't have the right size tube and was eager to go for a ride on my new used bike.

I went on a 3-mile ride...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-18-18, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By Foldy313

Bloviating on Detroit bike lanes

Prepare to be amazed. And do read the comments.
Keith Crain: Say goodbye to the Motor City Crain's Detroit Business...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-07-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By Foldy313

a welcome change

Thanks for posting. I grew up in Akron and only ever rode around in neighborhoods. I'll have to take my bike next time I visit.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-08-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By Foldy313

Cool. Nothing to lose. I'm planning on next...

Cool. Nothing to lose. I'm planning on next Friday now. I'm going to ride from park to park along the riverfront and hit Little Italy.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-01-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By Foldy313

Good idea, Chas. Thanks. I printed the map from...

Good idea, Chas. Thanks. I printed the map from the Windsor website and that should be fine. If I get lost I'll just ride north till I see the river. Or ask one of those polite Canadians to point the...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-28-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By Foldy313

Thanks again, Chas. The city of Windsor has a...

Thanks again, Chas. The city of Windsor has a decent trail map. Basically, it's gone east since your map. It goes about two thirds of the way around the city, breaking down near the airport.
...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-26-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By Foldy313

Thanks, Chas58. Just what I was looking for. Easy...

Thanks, Chas58. Just what I was looking for. Easy to get to, too. Not sure about Friday but soon.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-25-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By Foldy313

Thanks, detroitjim. I don't think the dancing...

Thanks, detroitjim. I don't think the dancing ladies are going to want to get near my grimy, smelly self after a ride. But they'd probably be polite about it.

The first ride, maybe next Friday,...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-22-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By Foldy313

Tips for riding Windsor, Ontario?

Hi, all. I live in Detroit and renewed my passport so I can ride Windsor now. I looked on the city's map and saw non-car paths circle about two-thirds of the city.

Any general tips for riding...
02-21-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,384
Posted By Foldy313

You should come back. Detroit has come such a...

You should come back. Detroit has come such a long way in the five years I've been here and is getting better all the time. The Slow Roll is crazy. Thousands of people. The first half of the ride is...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-14-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,779
Posted By Foldy313

This is profiling. Thinking like this could get...

This is profiling. Thinking like this could get you into trouble because you'll size up situations incorrectly and react inappropriately. People will also pick up on how you see them. And what if...
02-14-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,384
Posted By Foldy313

I take Detroit's buses too when it's too cold or...

I take Detroit's buses too when it's too cold or icy to ride. I've never had a problem. I don't go out of my way to avoid attention. But I don't go out of my way to attract attention. The most...
02-14-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,384
Posted By Foldy313

I've lost much of the hearing in my left ear so...

I've lost much of the hearing in my left ear so half the time I can't hear what they're saying anyway.
02-12-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,384
Posted By Foldy313

Be confident. Be observant. Act like you know...

Be confident. Be observant. Act like you know where you are and where you are going. And keep your emotions in check.

For example, if you are riding along and find yourself going down a street...
02-12-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,384
Posted By Foldy313

Bingo! I looked at a crime map before we bought...

Bingo! I looked at a crime map before we bought our condo, which is in one of the safest neighborhoods in Detroit. And I not only looked at the number and types of crimes, but I clicked on the actual...
02-12-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,384
Posted By Foldy313

Thanks for collating, JimfromBoston. I'm almost...

Thanks for collating, JimfromBoston. I'm almost sorry I shared the story with some of the fear mongering about Detroit. But at least we're having a relatively civil conversion.

Another tip I would...
02-12-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By Foldy313

Nice bike, CliffordK. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Nice bike, CliffordK. Thanks for sharing the pics.
02-12-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By Foldy313

Great analogy! "I'd like the polar bearish tires,...

Great analogy! "I'd like the polar bearish tires, please. Unless you can give me a discount on the wolverinish ones.":lol:
02-08-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By Foldy313

16 miles is maximum enduro. More power to you.

16 miles is maximum enduro. More power to you.
02-08-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By Foldy313

Thanks for the concern. Definitely don't want to...

Thanks for the concern. Definitely don't want to break anything. I'll think about it. We have a shop here that has had lessons on how to make studded tires.
02-08-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By Foldy313

Good story. Glad you're OK. The moment of impact...

Good story. Glad you're OK. The moment of impact and few moments after are scary. You're in shock and don't know how bad the damage is. I suppose if we learned our lessons we wouldn't do anything...
02-07-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By Foldy313

Thanks for the kind wishes, everyone. My wrist is...

Thanks for the kind wishes, everyone. My wrist is just about back to normal. My crash was comical until I got wet. I shared it because I figured winter riders could relate and might share their own...
02-07-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By Foldy313

Nah. I'm from the cheap/anti-theft school of...

Nah. I'm from the cheap/anti-theft school of commuting. I ride a mountain-bike shaped object by Huffy no one would want to take. But it has a wire basket up front, a Cloud 9 seat, and a rear...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-07-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,779
Posted By Foldy313

As long as you stay aware of your surroundings at...

As long as you stay aware of your surroundings at all times, you'll be fine in Detroit during the day. That said, if you see something that doesn't look quite right, fight your curiousity and keep...
02-06-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By Foldy313

My crash

I crashed my bike Monday and I thought you might enjoy hearing about it.

I was riding through a parking lot across the street from our condo when it hit me I was on ice. I was thinking, "All...
02-06-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,283
Posted By Foldy313

CB ski pants, TJ Maxx, $25.

CB ski pants, TJ Maxx, $25.
02-06-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,384
Posted By Foldy313

6 months without a car in Detroit

This was just posted on a local site. Best thing I've read in weeks. Hope there aren't rules against posting links.
Motorless in the Motor City: What I learned from six months in Detroit without a...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-12-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Foldy313

Joe Louis was a good man and a great boxer....

Joe Louis was a good man and a great boxer. That's all that counts. I googled "famous cyclists from Detroit" and got nada.
Forum: Great Lakes
11-12-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,295
Posted By Foldy313

I live off E. Jefferson. Crews have replaced the...

I live off E. Jefferson. Crews have replaced the asphalt in much of the area designated for bike lanes, but there are still no plastic poles to protect the lanes from cars like there are on Cass or...
09-14-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Foldy313

Thanks, Standalone. : )

Thanks, Standalone. : )
09-12-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Foldy313

So I put the new shoes on -- a set comparable to...

So I put the new shoes on -- a set comparable to what were on the bike, not the expensive Koolstop salmons -- and the brakes work good enough that I can live with them. I can tell they grip more...
09-09-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Foldy313

Wow. Thanks. My bike is an Exklusiv, which I...

Wow. Thanks. My bike is an Exklusiv, which I believe is Czech, and has metric nuts and bolts. Sounds like I should just get some new brake shoes and a used rim from the bike shop.
09-09-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Foldy313

Actually, no. It's a 3-speed with a...

Actually, no. It's a 3-speed with a Sturmey-Archer internal hub so I'm not messing with the rear rim. It would be great if I could find an old BMX because I could also use its handlebars and possibly...
09-09-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Foldy313

Thanks, Leob. I had the same idea. The mechanic...

Thanks, Leob. I had the same idea. The mechanic said the pads were fine, but they are old and no harm getting new ones.
09-08-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Foldy313

Thanks for the advice everyone. The bike shop I...

Thanks for the advice everyone. The bike shop I go to probably has a used 20 inch BMX rim lying around. When I can't stand it any more that's probably what I'll do.

The idea of buying a cheap, old...
09-08-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Foldy313

Folding bike brake hack?

Hi, handymen and handywomen. I've got an old folding bike, probably from the 70s. It has Weinmann side pull brakes and steel rims. I have to adjust the brakes often, and even then they work poorly. I...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-26-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,310
Posted By Foldy313

Thanks for the update, oddjob2. I'll take it, but...

Thanks for the update, oddjob2. I'll take it, but I won't trust it. Just the other day I read about a kid who was walking in a bike lane in Detroit who got hit by a cab driver. I see impatient...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-13-16, 04:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,310
Posted By Foldy313

Agreed. What I call a greenway is when railroad...

Agreed. What I call a greenway is when railroad tracks become hike and bike trails and they are literally green because they are a little off the beaten track.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-25-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,310
Posted By Foldy313

Hi, DTown. I'm not certain the protected lanes on...

Hi, DTown. I'm not certain the protected lanes on E. Jefferson are done yet. We drove down there on New Year's Eve and I don't remember seeing them. I'll have to pay a return visit.

I walked the...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-23-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,310
Posted By Foldy313

Are protected bike lanes the ones with the...

Are protected bike lanes the ones with the pylons? I use regular bike lanes but I've seen so many motorists use them to pass I'm afraid they will give cyclists a fall sense of security. I live off...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-15-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,310
Posted By Foldy313

Hey, DTown. it's like you say. The Riverfront...

Hey, DTown. it's like you say. The Riverfront Conservancy had a Facebook post about the cut so I asked them about it. They said the north side of Gratiot is so deep they would have had to acquire...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-03-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,310
Posted By Foldy313

The extension has been more or less open since...

The extension has been more or less open since Thanksgiving. It's a great way to get to Midtown. But it's a poor way to cross Gratiot and go to the market. There is no street level access all the way...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-28-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,527
Posted By Foldy313

Hi and welcome to the forum, jkp. Have you moved...

Hi and welcome to the forum, jkp. Have you moved to Detroit yet? Where did you go?

Don't let them scare you out of living in Detroit. I live about 2 miles east of downtown and ride or walk the...
05-13-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,915
Posted By Foldy313

That's exactly right.

That's exactly right.
05-13-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,915
Posted By Foldy313

That's a great idea!

That's a great idea!
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