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08-30-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,704
Posted By 2old

A lot different; you don't need a license or...

A lot different; you don't need a license or insurance. But, as with many things, some people love them and some don't. For me, a fun change of pace off road and much quicker for errands on road. For...
08-29-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,704
Posted By MillCreek

This is what happened to me at age 60. I crashed...

This is what happened to me at age 60. I crashed on one of my road bikes in 1996 and fractured my left hip and had it nailed together. 24 years later, I now have traumatic osteoarthritis and a bone...
08-28-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,704
Posted By Pridedog

It's about enjoying riding

At 70 years of age I found I was not enjoying riding as much as I had. Due to a myriad of health issues I could longer ride like I once had. Being a serious "roadie" with over 220,000 miles on some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By 2_i

There is also Vekkit...

There is also Vekkit (https://vekkit.com/products/folding-ebike-kit).
07-29-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,590
Posted By Retfor

oh, yeah, definitely. i used to have a slower...

oh, yeah, definitely. i used to have a slower ebike and rode next to traffic and got doored. luckily i was ok, but i said screw the law, im doing whats safe for ME. which is to get a faster ebike...
07-29-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,590
Posted By chas58

Yeah, that is a problem. I'm going about 5-10mph...

Yeah, that is a problem. I'm going about 5-10mph faster than they think I am (at 25mph). Most of the roads I ride have a speed limit of 25mph.

Its always funny when I'm riding dusk/dawn commute...
07-28-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,590
Posted By TonyVov

Fully agree, Use a good quality lightweight...

Fully agree,

Use a good quality lightweight starting point, don't get greedy and put in a lot of power. The human can do 200w +/- so adding more than 500 should not be needed.
Solving heavy...
07-11-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By 2old

I talked to the technical individuals for...

I talked to the technical individuals for Kryptonite and at least one other lock company at Sea Otter a couple of years ago, and their systems are good, but no match for a circular grinder. If you...
05-15-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Bluesfrog

Thanks for the comments. I don't make myself ride...

Thanks for the comments. I don't make myself ride enough. But I am going to search for fishing ponds within a reasonable perimeter. And do a few early morning/ evening rides. So my mileage will go...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,859
Posted By tdonline

Yep, the minivelo market in the US is limited and...

Yep, the minivelo market in the US is limited and even more so if you're looking for a lower step thru/over. I'm really grateful I found one at a bargain. It makes me really paranoid about theft...
05-05-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By 2old

You'll have a tough time keeping your HR below 90...

You'll have a tough time keeping your HR below 90 just looking at that bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,994
Posted By tds101

Call to see what they have in their showroom....

Call to see what they have in their showroom. Also, a word of warning (I'll beat everyone to the punch), please, whatever you get, DON'T get a Tern folding bike. Their frames are still breaking today.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By freckles

love it!

WOW! really love BF's new bike:love:!!!!!
still waiting for my new NWT to arrive to her new home (please be soon) but also now kinda experiencing buyers remorse:backpedal: because i'm seriously...
02-16-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,238
Posted By iik

Agree with this view Buglady It also takes...

Agree with this view Buglady
It also takes time, I would say, to understand how one uses the e-bike.
Not sure all of us (including me) understand this from the start.
So, there is some learning...
02-15-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By pakossa

Yes, others -- like me -- are just like you. ...

Yes, others -- like me -- are just like you. Adjusting the saddle -- fore/aft or height -- by just 5mm results in me losing so much power, that it can literally drop my speed IN HALF while going up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By FolderBeholder

Sure you are....LMAO

Sure you are....LMAO
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By Enthusiast

I made a GIF for the Bike Friday Ever-E-Day

I saw on another thread that folks here are aware of the new Bike Friday Ever-E-Day. I happen to work at Bike Friday and wanted to share the GIF that I just finished making! This is actually the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,107
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... it looks like we made it onto Bike...

Hmmm... it looks like we made it onto Bike Friday's Facebook....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,544
Posted By freckles

measured Oma's :love: crank and its 170mm. and i...

measured Oma's :love: crank and its 170mm. and i re-read the parts list and the NWT crank is 165mm :(, NOT 160mm. i guess i really wanted it to be at 160mm so thats what i saw.

waiting to see if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,120
Posted By seat_boy

I picked up a Bike Friday Silk...

I picked up a Bike Friday Silk (https://bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/2020/01/bike-friday-silk.html) off Craigslist:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 680,357
Posted By downtube

I am getting bike #215...

I am getting bike #215 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=215) tomorrow. Things seem to be rolling along.


Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,865
Posted By Lalato

The most annoying thing on my current folding...

The most annoying thing on my current folding bike (Dahon Curl) is always having to re-adjust the seat height every time I unfold the bike. This is one of the things that the Bike Friday Tikit got...
12-02-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,482
Posted By curbtender

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20191122_113613_resized_b90c0904ba513d8656e016063da79a95a505fff0.jpg
Still finishing the Larkspur station, but you can ride up to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,107
Posted By Joe Remi

Well sure, you can just pretend all those changes...

Well sure, you can just pretend all those changes would work when I just factually claimed they would compromise the design. You can also claim a $500 carbon road bike isn't a death trap, but I'm not...
11-22-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,659
Posted By alias5000

I have similar grocery run needs as you,...

I have similar grocery run needs as you, including buying bottled water every week and often carrying up to 30L of other liquids. I do this on ip to two grocery runs using a standard cargo trailer....
11-16-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By 2old

Since you have a Giant bike that could be...

Since you have a Giant bike that could be languishing because you've been injured, you might consider saving money by using it as a donor for a kit. ebikesca, a CA company, is respected highly by the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,107
Posted By BromptonINrio

I never saw here on bikeforuns such an unjust...

I never saw here on bikeforuns such an unjust attack on a brand.
their products are great and par to best folders on world.

its funny to see landsky and pignis, as competitors, saying anything on...
11-12-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,457
Posted By MarcusT

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/sap_peak_11250884168b8a2390c38ae875a215d667ec9ee4.jpg

2,164 meters
Took my e-bike here, never would have made it with a regular...
11-09-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,237
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Views: 459,730
Posted By Ballenxj

Bob is 91 now, and he still rides his Bike to...

Bob is 91 now, and he still rides his Bike to Mickey Dee's a couple times a day. Bob is one of my Hero's for his perseverence. Just thought I'd bump to to give some of you folks a bit of incentive....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,107
Posted By bargainguy

As a BF customer, I really don't care what Alan's...

As a BF customer, I really don't care what Alan's schedule is, how many days he takes off, or whether he works from home. As long as production hums along smoothly, it doesn't matter.

If the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,107
Posted By Enthusiast

Hi Yan, Hanna Scholz took over as President from...

Hi Yan, Hanna Scholz took over as President from her father Alan many years ago. Alan, Hanna, and the entire leadership team continue to pour their hearts and souls into Bike Friday. An easier...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,107
Posted By Nemosengineer

The build is interesting, in the video see how...

The build is interesting, in the video see how the folding rear triangle is fabricated with the frame then aligned as a unit... no interchangeable parts, each unit is unique unto itself, and it moves...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,642
Posted By Nemosengineer

Dura Ace 7803 triple derailleurs, disassembled,...

Dura Ace 7803 triple derailleurs, disassembled, cleaned, greased, oiled, and ready to go...

https://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/Nemosengineer/Mobile%20Uploads/2019-10/20191020_145602.jpg...
10-19-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,213
Posted By bpcyclist

My backside loves the Fizik Antares it rides. As...

My backside loves the Fizik Antares it rides. As long as I have a decent shammy situation, I'm fine up to around 100 miles. After that, I may start to get a bit sore here and there.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,529
Posted By tcs

That is in fact the price for that bike at the...

That is in fact the price for that bike at the website of he-who-cannot-be-named, the national (USA) Dahon distributor, thank you very much.

I won't post a link as it might lead to being banned...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,642
Posted By kayakindude

Velocity also has great customer service. I blew...

Velocity also has great customer service. I blew a spoke on my Airnimal and called Velocity (based in Michigan). They set up a package with all the different spoke lengths and walked me through the...
09-10-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By dabac

How itís used is hugely important. I got an...

How itís used is hugely important.
I got an ebike (mostly) for winter use, because the commute was wearing me down. My ebike cuts off at 16 mph. On decent roads, my average is 18 mph. So itís...
09-06-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,457
Posted By fly135

He's a troll.

He's a troll.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-19, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,630
Posted By dezzie

New Moulton Cone!

http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models/CONE-SE.html
Looks nice i just hope its not silly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,115
Posted By bargainguy

Have you been to the Eugene HQ? Not a big place,...

Have you been to the Eugene HQ? Not a big place, and barely enough room to manufacture and assemble bikes, much less trailers. So I would be very surprised if any trailer manufacture went on there...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,097
Posted By pinholecam

I think the Rinko system works because a typical...

I think the Rinko system works because a typical East Asian (up till probably 1980's anyway) is 1.65m and not a 1.8m of a typical US guy.
The reason is that the bike frame does not break down, so a...
08-22-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,323
Posted By Arthur Peabody

You don't have to pay. You can right-click on...

You don't have to pay. You can right-click on the link, save it, read the local copy, then delete it.
08-21-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,457
Posted By MikeyMK

When I have my daughter on the back, I put very...

When I have my daughter on the back, I put very little effort in. There's only really the aspect of handling the weight. And yet I use minimum power. We just plod about.

Riding to work though......
08-12-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,457
Posted By momsonherbike

I guess to each their own. My ebikes are not...

I guess to each their own. My ebikes are not "transitionals", but rather stand alone under their own merit as recreationally encouraging and helpful.

I went from analog to electric because I found...
08-11-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,457
Posted By momsonherbike

We have an electric car - the 2018 Nissan Leaf...

We have an electric car - the 2018 Nissan Leaf which gets a 151 mile range from a 40kw battery. The 2019 Leaf+ with all the options and higher trim gets 215 miles off a 63kw battery, but is lots...
08-04-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,300
Posted By 2old

AFAIK, anything from 20% - 80% is fine although...

AFAIK, anything from 20% - 80% is fine although 50% may be optimum. I've had good success for four years with a 52V, 10 ah battery by charging to 100% just before riding then leaving it wherever its...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 28,598
Posted By tcs

Curl-ing. ...

Curl-ing.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=233596750841697
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,459
Posted By tds101

Both,...I miss my Swift. I know it's not...

Both,...I miss my Swift. I know it's not currently available around me, and whenever I do see one available, I don't have the resources to get it. :(
07-29-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,018
Posted By 350htrr

Fancy... It is certainly that... ;)

Fancy... It is certainly that... ;)
07-18-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 37,867
Posted By trailangel

Go out and ride your ride.... don't be concerned...

Go out and ride your ride.... don't be concerned about what others are riding.
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