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Forum: Recumbent
04-14-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By jobtraklite

I think you've answered my question. It's trails...

I think you've answered my question. It's trails like the GAP that I am interested in.
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By jobtraklite

Oops. I forgot to mention 27x1 1 1/4 rear and...

Oops. I forgot to mention 27x1 1 1/4 rear and 16x1 3/8 front.

Bike trails I have in mind are not like gravel roads. We have those is Illinois; and I hate to ride them with even mountain bike...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By jobtraklite

SWB recumbent vs. pea gravel

Iím looking for information and advice regarding a Lightning P-38 on bike trails with pea gravel on top of crushed rock. Iím a recumbent newbie, but no stranger to bike touring.

How about trails...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,695
Posted By jobtraklite

OP back again. I sold my LBS (Madison and Davis)...

OP back again. I sold my LBS (Madison and Davis) short. They were able to order and install just what I needed.

@lovemachine (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/lovemachine-201827.html): wow,...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,695
Posted By jobtraklite

Granny gear for Invacare Top End Excelerator XLT

I did an advanced Google search (the search function on most forums is worse than useless) with the term

"Top End Excelerator XLT"

and the domain

Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-16, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By jobtraklite

Bicycling, folders or otherwise, is an interest...

Bicycling, folders or otherwise, is an interest or hobby of mine; but it's much more, a means of transportation. If I were to have to give up bicycling, it would be like the proverbial senior...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,477
Posted By jobtraklite

Wouldn't a brompton fit in an "airline legal"...

Wouldn't a brompton fit in an "airline legal" suitcase?

In fact, I'm heading to the UK in a few weeks and am thinking of packing my dahon in such a suitcase. Icelandair allows 2 free airline...
Forum: Touring
06-11-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By jobtraklite

Had you though about the Erie Canal from Buffalo...

Had you though about the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany, NY. It's 75% bike trail and the rest low traffic state highways with wide shoulders, not to mention very scenic and historic.

ERIE...
Forum: Touring
06-08-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By jobtraklite

Bicycling in Midsomer County

I've become addicted to the British murder mystery series called Midsomer Murders that takes place in a fictional Midsomer County, actually South Oxfordshire. I'm going to be visiting the area and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,004
Posted By jobtraklite

I emailed Brompton Bike Hire support; and they...

I emailed Brompton Bike Hire support; and they said people from all over the world use the service.

I also asked if one needed a cell (mobile) phone to reserve a bike, but they ignored that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,004
Posted By jobtraklite

So much for that :mad: From the Brompton...

So much for that :mad:

From the Brompton Bike Hire terms and conditions: Must
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,004
Posted By jobtraklite

Is Brompton Bike Hire for real? Has anyone,...

Is Brompton Bike Hire for real? Has anyone, especially visitors to the UK, had experience with it?

Seven of us will visit near Reading, UK for a week, and plan to rent bikes. I notice there...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,714
Posted By jobtraklite

I don't know if it is relevant; but I've never...

I don't know if it is relevant; but I've never had trouble using the bus racks with 20" Dahons.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,495
Posted By jobtraklite

I think what they are saying is you are giving...

I think what they are saying is you are giving the tire size. But they need to know the interior rim width. I use the following

490005

which I downloaded a long time ago from Sheldon Brown's...
Forum: Touring
11-14-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,024
Posted By jobtraklite

Makes sense to me.

Makes sense to me.
Forum: Touring
10-29-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,091
Posted By jobtraklite

Another way they (at least Illinois) got involved...

Another way they (at least Illinois) got involved was that from time immemorial, business class passengers did not rate access to the Metropolitan lounge in Chicago. The state finally put a stop to...
Forum: Touring
10-27-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,091
Posted By jobtraklite

Just returned from a trip on the GAP. Took the...

Just returned from a trip on the GAP. Took the train from Quincy, IL to Chicago, then the Capitol Limited to Pittsburgh. Biked to Cumberland and returned by train.

Truly it was a no-brainer. The...
Forum: Touring
10-27-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,091
Posted By jobtraklite

It ranges from free to $10. With the new...

It ranges from free to $10. With the new exception of the Capitol Limited, all roll on, roll off bike service is on state supported trains. The states dictate the price. The only state supported...
Forum: Touring
10-14-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,662
Posted By jobtraklite

Ah, what's known in rail fan circles as a lounge...

Ah, what's known in rail fan circles as a lounge lizard.:) But as a frequent long distance (read overnight) train rider, I agree with all of your many points.

PS: in case someone isn't aware,...
Forum: Touring
10-14-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,662
Posted By jobtraklite

Amtrak has roughly 5 fare buckets, ranging from...

Amtrak has roughly 5 fare buckets, ranging from low to high, with a certain number of rooms in each bucket. As a given bucket empties, you move to the next higher bucket. Traditionally, Amtrak put...
Forum: Touring
10-13-15, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By jobtraklite

I did the Passau - Wien - Passau "bike and barge"...

I did the Passau - Wien - Passau "bike and barge" tour in August of 2014 and highly recommend it, especially for a first timer. I had done Passau - Wien twice before where I organized everything...
Forum: Touring
10-13-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By jobtraklite

The Donau Radweg is the holy grail of touring...

The Donau Radweg is the holy grail of touring cyclists. If this is your first European bike tour, I would highly recommend it because it has the most highly developed infrastructure for cyclists and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-15, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,464
Posted By jobtraklite

I purchased new via the internet a 2008 Dahon...

I purchased new via the internet a 2008 Dahon Speed P8 for myself and 2008 MuP8 for my wife. We unfolded and rode them right out of the box and have been touring on them ever since. The only thing...
05-15-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,063
Posted By jobtraklite

Isn't it the fork clearance that counts? You can...

Isn't it the fork clearance that counts? You can always deflate the tire before trying to install or remove it.

More generally, I bought 700 x 32 (smooth center, knobby sides) against the better...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-14, 06:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,114
Posted By jobtraklite

Suspension vs. no is just another one of those...

Suspension vs. no is just another one of those "tastes great, less filling" debates, in other words, nothing more than personal choice.

For me, I'm still touring on a 2008 Dahon Speed P8...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,077
Posted By jobtraklite

The owner seems to have resolved the issue; but I...

The owner seems to have resolved the issue; but I think the reason the thread went off the rails was all the fan boy posts, starting with the very first response.

We all know quality control and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 104,373
Posted By jobtraklite

[/QUOTE] Atom, I don't think Keyven's comment...

[/QUOTE]
Atom, I don't think Keyven's comment was directed toward you, rather to posts that were criticizing your choice without any first hand knowledge on their part.

FWIW, I also have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,194
Posted By jobtraklite

I also detach the deraileur (not the cable) and...

I also detach the deraileur (not the cable) and place it inside the rear stays. I regularly pack my Speed P8 and my wife's MuP8 in "airline legal" suitcases for travel on Amtrak.

I know, Amtrak...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,657
Posted By jobtraklite

My wife and I regularly tour on 2008 model Dahon...

My wife and I regularly tour on 2008 model Dahon MuP8 and Speed P8's, respectively. I find them to be very comfortable. It seems to me that what counts is the distance between the pedals, seat, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,804
Posted By jobtraklite

I'm surprised you've had trouble on Illinois...

I'm surprised you've had trouble on Illinois trains. I regularly take my folder on the Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg without any hassle. I often take the train to one station, bike to the next,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,053
Posted By jobtraklite

You just described my kind of website. One that...

You just described my kind of website. One that doesn't have a lot of distracting eye candy and time wasting phony links that take you around in circles hoping you will click a pay-per-click ad,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,585
Posted By jobtraklite

This is quite interesting to me. One caveat and...

This is quite interesting to me. One caveat and one question.

Caveat: Clicking on the specs, you are taken to Samsonite's website where it says the dimensions are 29.5" ◊ 20" ◊ 12", which I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,347
Posted By jobtraklite

A couple of Dahon Stowaway questions

Here I thought my wife and I were the only folding bike owners within a 100 mile radius. Nevertheless I just picked up a Dahon Stowaway at a second hand shop for $60 ($25 after a $35 credit for junk...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,947
Posted By jobtraklite

I've been all over the country with my folding...

I've been all over the country with my folding bike ever since I found out about the policy in 2008 - long distance, short distance, sleeping car, coach. I had been questioned by the conductor only...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-12, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,690
Posted By jobtraklite

Sorry, just joking. Being from London,...

Sorry, just joking.


Being from London, :D you are forgiven for thinking this. Both statements are incorrect. It is correct, however, to say you can't check a bag at certain stations.

The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,690
Posted By jobtraklite

Being from London, jefmcg can be forgiven for not...

Being from London, jefmcg can be forgiven for not being aware that he is repeating a sound bite from the anti-rail, anti-bike-as-transportation, anti-walking lobby. Other than that crowd, now-a-days...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-12, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,690
Posted By jobtraklite

I was about to ask whether it is necessary to...

I was about to ask whether it is necessary to camouflage folders on the NE Regionals. Then I remembered that the policy that I linked to above expressly states that you may not store bikes in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-12, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,690
Posted By jobtraklite

When I purchased a folder 3 years ago, I made a...

When I purchased a folder 3 years ago, I made a practice of carrying this document with me. But after traveling all over the country via Amtrak with the folder, I haven't found it to be necessary.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-12, 12:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 484
Posted By jobtraklite

Another "What is it?" thread

I am curious if anyone can identify a folder that my brother-in-law's brother (who knows nothing about bicycles) purchased for my brother-in-law (who did not see it prior to the purchase)?

View...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-12, 06:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,401
Posted By jobtraklite

From Amtrak's website:

From Amtrak's website:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-12, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By jobtraklite

I purchased a standard Bontrager rear rack from a...

I purchased a standard Bontrager rear rack from a Trek dealer that just happened to fit an Mu P8. It's shown here in the backwoods of Mississippi on a 350 mile tour....
Forum: Touring
03-08-12, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By jobtraklite

For non New Yorkers. stone dust is their jargon...

For non New Yorkers. stone dust is their jargon for pea gravel on top of crushed limestone - similar to the Katy Trail, Great Allegheny Passage, and Wisconsin state trails.
Forum: Touring
03-07-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By jobtraklite

I highly recommend the Erie Canal. However, I...

I highly recommend the Erie Canal. However, I agree you need more than 4-5 days to do it justice. One advantage is that you can use Amtrak to get to or return to your starting point. Buffalo and...
02-09-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,589
Posted By jobtraklite

I thought I had the OP's story beat; but now I'm...

I thought I had the OP's story beat; but now I'm not sure.

My daughter went to a party; and when it was over, a guy she met asked her if he could escort her car. She said no; but that he could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-11, 10:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,961
Posted By jobtraklite

I agree with your analysis 100% except for the...

I agree with your analysis 100% except for the "not possible" part. It applies even where "car-centric development patterns" aren't that well developed, and in fact are very bicycle friendly, where...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-11, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By jobtraklite

Telly & MK313: those in the links are all much...

Telly & MK313: those in the links are all much more upscale than the nylon bike brief.

But I will take a look. Thanks
Forum: Commuting
11-01-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By jobtraklite

Anyone ever hear of a Bike Brief

It's a nylon briefcase with a shoulder strap. What makes it a bike briefcase is that it loops over the top tube and is held in place by snapping to the bottom and seat tube.

After years of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-11, 06:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,849
Posted By jobtraklite

Ok, you've explained the relationship between...

Ok, you've explained the relationship between Tern and the two Dahons.

But it seems to me that the dispute involves the relationship between Dahon China and Dahon Taiwan. It the two were...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,143
Posted By jobtraklite

pacificcyclist seems to be saying that when the...

pacificcyclist seems to be saying that when the recession caused demand to go down, the price went up. Bicycle economics might very well be different; but this certainly isn't classical economic...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,383
Posted By jobtraklite

For travel. Amtrak treats folders as carry-on...

For travel. Amtrak treats folders as carry-on luggage.
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