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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By flashpacker

rear rack

This http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_543784_-1___202601#ReviewHeader is a light (385gm) and cheap rear rack, but how to do I figure out if it will fit the bike? Am I likely to need...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By flashpacker

Thanks for the suggestion of the trunk bag. I...

Thanks for the suggestion of the trunk bag. I think that would work well. It's this one right? http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product2_10053_10052_167702_-1
Eventually I want to use it for some cycle...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By flashpacker

Good question about the color. The saddle I...

Good question about the color. The saddle I ordered has some pink in it http://www.rei.com/product/837904/origin8-torq-lite-saddle-womens-2012-overstock. As you know the bike is green, so I think I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By flashpacker

I think I'm going to get the ones Foldable Two...

I think I'm going to get the ones Foldable Two suggested. An LBS down the road can get them in for $16.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By flashpacker

Thanks Jur! I am a big fan of your swift mods so...

Thanks Jur! I am a big fan of your swift mods so trust your judgment. Do you think their city pedals would be better than the touring pedals, even if I generally prefer wider pedals? They look like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By flashpacker

lighweight flat pedals for use with sneakers

Any recommendations for lightweight flat pedals for use with sneakers? I don't like pedals that are too narrow e.g., where my foot feels like it is slipping off the side of the pedal or isn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-12, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By flashpacker

Gearing question

Gearing question: Before I started doing research for this bike purchase, I didn't even change gears before stopping for easier restarting. I'm trying to learn a bit about biking efficiently. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By flashpacker

Color schemes: Am I right that I should be...

Color schemes:

Am I right that I should be able to remove that red Bike Friday decal? Is it a decal that could be removed by heating it up with a hair dryer?

I might ditch the black bar tape...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By flashpacker

does anyone have comments about the gearing? the...

does anyone have comments about the gearing? the sheldon brown calculator is giving me the following.



50.3
70.4
87.1


46.1
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By flashpacker

My new preloved Bike Friday!

I just bought a preloved entry level Bike Friday. Very excited - it's not here for 2 weeks. I'm only in the US for 2 weeks after that and I want to get some extra bits and pieces because it will be...
Forum: Touring
07-27-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,358
Posted By flashpacker

I finally have an update! I bought a preloved...

I finally have an update! I bought a preloved Bike Friday. I compromised a little on the weight and a little on the price, but gained the convenience of a folder for travel. I am going to start a...
Forum: Touring
06-08-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,358
Posted By flashpacker

It's 6 more weeks till I'll be able in the US to...

It's 6 more weeks till I'll be able in the US to actually try out some of these bikes, but will definitely update! Love the pic of the loaded bike friday. So many of the comments have been helpful....
Forum: Touring
06-05-12, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,358
Posted By flashpacker

Out of the cyclocross options people are...

Out of the cyclocross options people are suggesting, does anyone know of options that have the capacity for a front rack? Or could a freeload rack be used http://www.freeload.co.nz/pages/9/products ?...
Forum: Touring
06-02-12, 11:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,358
Posted By flashpacker

To provide some more info, the the bike I've been...

To provide some more info, the the bike I've been able to find locally that is closest to what I'm looking for is the Giant Avail http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-au/bikes/model/avail.3/9675/50861/....
Forum: Touring
06-02-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,358
Posted By flashpacker

I know there are lots of 25lb+ options but that...

I know there are lots of 25lb+ options but that is not what I'm interested in. Budget can go up if it has to but under 20lbs without racks & very upright ride is what I'm looking for. & that has the...
Forum: Touring
06-02-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,358
Posted By flashpacker

I should say that I'm open to 2nd hand. I will be...

I should say that I'm open to 2nd hand. I will be in NYC for over a month. Ideally I want to use the bike while I'm there but if I can narrow down what I'm looking for to a few specific options, I am...
Forum: Touring
06-02-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,358
Posted By flashpacker

Sub 20lb bike with upright riding position for 110lb, 5'3 (160cm) person

I am going to be visiting the US next month and I want to use the opportunity to pick up a bike at lower cost than at home. My budget is up to 700USD. I have ultra light camping gear (e.g., a...
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