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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Hey Berinonaut, was telling my partner about this...

Hey Berinonaut, was telling my partner about this thread and went back to the beginning to see where it went awry and mods got involved... then saw this comment about my article.

I'd like to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Honestly, I kind of took it as a compliment that...

Honestly, I kind of took it as a compliment that ya'll though my little review was worth getting paid over. lol
I write for my own pleasure and hopefully to give someone else a different or new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Oh wow. I had no idea. That's crazy! It's bikes,...

Oh wow. I had no idea. That's crazy! It's bikes, for goodness sake. Well, good job moderating then and cheers, keep riding!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Honestly, I used to hang in the road bike...

Honestly, I used to hang in the road bike subforums years ago. The epic battles over Campy v. Shimano would go on for days, nay, WEEKS! I can't imagine what fights went down when disc brakes were...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-18, 04:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Yeah, for work a bunch, HK, Shanghai, etc. (I'm...

Yeah, for work a bunch, HK, Shanghai, etc. (I'm in fashion). Yeah, there's no commute bike riding in HK, but there is some riding in some of the mountains, so we'll see how it goes. Could just end up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-18, 04:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Ah! Bali. Nice! We are moving to Hong Kong in...

Ah! Bali. Nice! We are moving to Hong Kong in October. Going to miss city riding. Have a great evening!
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-18, 04:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Ah! another early bird! My kind of rider. Have a...

Ah! another early bird! My kind of rider. Have a great day Abu! If any other questions come up, I'm happy to answer.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-18, 04:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

We adopted "tsuru" as our nom de plumes about...

We adopted "tsuru" as our nom de plumes about 10-12 years ago for all our online art, writings, etc. I wrote about it on my about page. Here's the part about "tsuru"
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-18, 04:17 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

No questions begged. I wrote a whole review on...

No questions begged. I wrote a whole review on that 2 years ago. https://medium.com/@aarontsuru/throwing-away-my-bicycle-was-the-best-decision-i-ever-made-ebb17d1b2a20 - I clearly didn't think long...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-18, 04:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Too early in the morning to read through the big...

Too early in the morning to read through the big words. lol. ;) The way I saw it, all things being equal (my weight being about 180-190lbs, my speed & riding style being what it is, caliper...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Great post! It was back failure, then front, then...

Great post! It was back failure, then front, then back. The first time it happened, I was not aware of rim indicator, so I chalk that one up to me being stupid and lazy (for not staying more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

That's awesome! Where did you get the rims?...

That's awesome! Where did you get the rims? Sounds like a great solution.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

CSS is a coating, if I remember right, that you...

CSS is a coating, if I remember right, that you can get on some wheels. Ah, found one - https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rims-tape/ryde-andra-20-16-x-1-38-349-css-alloy-rim-black-undrilled/?geoc=US

I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

I know!!! Oh man, but I didn't notice it until I...

I know!!! Oh man, but I didn't notice it until I got it and was gobsmacked. The fates brought us together.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Thanks! That's the goal! To help people find the...

Thanks! That's the goal! To help people find the right bike for them. Cheers and happy riding!
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

I love my Brompton, but I do think some stock...

I love my Brompton, but I do think some stock parts are pretty cheap. Some of this may have improved on the 2018? Not sure, but on my 2016 S2L, the handbar grips were that cheap foam. that and the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Thanks! Sounds like you and I are of the same ilk...

Thanks! Sounds like you and I are of the same ilk in this case. I really hope it will last. I'm about to move to Hong Kong and I'll be taking the Tern with me to hit those mountain side (I hope), so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

I looked around at other rim brands for sure....

I looked around at other rim brands for sure. They have some lovely ones out there you can get made for you. But I think for me, when I thought about the extra friction a small wheel goes through to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Oh man, bummer! Yeah, I really really love my...

Oh man, bummer! Yeah, I really really love my Brompton and that fold was amazing. But it is definitely not meant for pedal mashing! In hindsight (always 20/20, eh?), it's surprising they have a bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

It was because I was commuting in NYC now. If you...

It was because I was commuting in NYC now. If you read the Brompton review, you'll see my thinking....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Nope, not a paid article... all my money and a...

Nope, not a paid article... all my money and a decades long love of riding bikes!

yeah, it was frustrating.... but it's true, I was burning through stuff. When the 3rd rim busted (see photo in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,792
Posted By Tsuru

Hi Jon, this was not a paid article. I bought the...

Hi Jon, this was not a paid article. I bought the Brompton then 2 years later I got the Tern. All those dineros came out of our bank account. There are not a lot of reviews of the Tern out there,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-16, 04:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,603
Posted By Tsuru

NYC here! Here's my Brompton at work and at home...

NYC here! Here's my Brompton at work and at home in our little apt.

https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1200/0*wvyEm8ZJ32ccEnj1.jpg
https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/0*Tp9hMuH7mIAFrr2l.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-04-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,930
Posted By Tsuru

Best cycling backpack I've ever owned. I've had...

Best cycling backpack I've ever owned. I've had the orange one for a couple years now, logged thousands of miles with it, rain, sun, freezing snow, only had one problem when a snap buckle broke. Took...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
Posted By Tsuru

The bike lanes in Manhattan are a mess. Pothole...

The bike lanes in Manhattan are a mess. Pothole ridden, covered in glass & gravel, salmoning delivery bikes, blind cabbies, and pedestrians popping out between cars, they are a mess.

Also, to be...
Forum: Northeast
03-03-13, 03:41 PM
Forum: Northeast
01-18-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By Tsuru

sorry for the delay, not on this site very often...

sorry for the delay, not on this site very often anymore. Well, I'm looking for some weekend roadie type rides! Week days are pretty taken with work and commuting, but a saturday or sunday ride out...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-13, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,589,754
Posted By Tsuru

Thanks! Picked it up when I moved...

Thanks!



Picked it up when I moved here. Sold one of my road bikes and picked it up. Looks pretty beat, but it runs great!



lol
Forum: Commuting
01-09-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,589,754
Posted By Tsuru

My wife modeling with my commuter. An old 86 Trek...

My wife modeling with my commuter. An old 86 Trek 560. I changed the seat, dumped the quick release, and went with 25ers, but otherwise, she's perfect.
...
Forum: Northeast
01-02-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By Tsuru

Hi MO, what kind of riding do you want to do? Are...

Hi MO, what kind of riding do you want to do? Are you a "roadie" looking to do 40-80 mile rides at a good hard, but c'mon-this-ain't-the-tour-de-france pace with a small break here and there? Or is...
Forum: Northeast
12-27-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By Tsuru

I feel like I'm in the same boat as the OP. Don't...

I feel like I'm in the same boat as the OP. Don't need/want a "we're going to yell at you" group, but want a fun, fast, hardworking ride with moderate short breaks here and there. I joined the NYCC...
Forum: Northeast
12-27-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By Tsuru

I've come to the conclusion that the 1st Ave bike...

I've come to the conclusion that the 1st Ave bike lane just north of Williamsburg Bridge is secretly a cyclists death trap. Squeezed in by left-turning cars, pedestrians getting a 5 foot head start...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 03:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,883
Posted By Tsuru

Look, botto.... I have no idea what you're...

Look, botto.... I have no idea what you're getting at, why you are coming after me, or, more importantly, why you are trolling this thread. I'm literally heading out to a charity ride right now, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 02:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,883
Posted By Tsuru

huh? Uh... okay? Not sure where that came...

huh?

Uh... okay? Not sure where that came from, but... :thumb:
06-05-10, 02:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Tsuru

Man.... it is WAY too early to be waking up on a...

Man.... it is WAY too early to be waking up on a Saturday. Oof. But, I'm up... let's do this thing!

@gitarzan - hope to see you out there!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,883
Posted By Tsuru

I love charity rides... Meet new people, get to...

I love charity rides... Meet new people, get to do a supported to one degree or another ride, and find new routes that you may not know even existed.

Hosted one myself for boobies in April. Doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16,062
Views: 396,572
Posted By Tsuru

I have a degree in chemistry. I work in...

I have a degree in chemistry. I work in fashion/apparel, fabric to be specific. Funny, eh?

The bigger question is.... why did I eat that cake ball?
06-04-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,399
Posted By Tsuru

I don't think anyone is questioning the...

I don't think anyone is questioning the possibility of the technology. Like someone pointed out, it's basically a drill with gears, turning other gears. I guess, in a pro-situation, you could...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16,062
Views: 396,572
Posted By Tsuru

see you there! have a great ride!

see you there! have a great ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-10, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16,062
Views: 396,572
Posted By Tsuru

Tour de Cure tomorrow..... might rain! :) Here's...

Tour de Cure tomorrow..... might rain! :) Here's to an epic ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,492
Posted By Tsuru

As I said in coasting's rain thread....... I LOVE...

As I said in coasting's rain thread....... I LOVE to ride in the rain. I really do. It takes a bit of gumption to get out when it is raining already, but once you get out there, it's fantastic!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,551
Posted By Tsuru

RAIN DOPING********** I knew it!

RAIN DOPING********** I knew it!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 01:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,520
Posted By Tsuru

;) Nothing. I was doing that while hitting...

;)

Nothing. I was doing that while hitting 40mph on the flat with no drafting the other day, a little wind noise for the recipient was the main issue. He was all like..

"Hey, where you at? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 01:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,520
Posted By Tsuru

She plays guitar too, my 11 year old is trying...

She plays guitar too, my 11 year old is trying out the cello. I just keep throwing instruments & music at them! lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,520
Posted By Tsuru

I hate the "fail" stuff too, I admit. But... I'll...

I hate the "fail" stuff too, I admit. But... I'll repeat the meat of my post in hopes of making it as clear as I can!



;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,520
Posted By Tsuru

I don't see how the difference, learning to ride...

I don't see how the difference, learning to ride smart deaf and learning to ride smart with music? Same skill set required.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,520
Posted By Tsuru

My oldest is actually a musician -- first paying...

My oldest is actually a musician -- first paying gig this weekend, in fact! If you are in Mesa, AZ this weekend I can PM you the details! She's a fantastic pianist and writer, very proud.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,205
Posted By Tsuru

what the...

what the f&$^#&*(@(@*@^@^%@%*$#($)!%@%@$@&^@*@(@(@>........................................ ouch.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,520
Posted By Tsuru

Can't believe we got another headphone thread...

Can't believe we got another headphone thread going! Oh wait... yes I can.

Someone should tell these folks http://www.usdeafcycling.org the should quit riding their bikes. Suicidal, eh?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,551
Posted By Tsuru

It's a mental thing, but yeah, I go faster in the...

It's a mental thing, but yeah, I go faster in the rain. I really love riding in the rain...
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