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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 749,207
Posted By werewolf

Many years ago Coors, "made from mountain spring...

Many years ago Coors, "made from mountain spring water", was not sold in the east and it had a semi-mythical statuts. Guys would bring some home with them on the plane when they traveled to the west....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

Thanks, 12boy, but I found two extras in my bike...

Thanks, 12boy, but I found two extras in my bike box right away. They are 2" long and 3/16" wide and the ones i presently have on my Swift work perfectly. If anyone needs more exact measurements i...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

I never fold mine either, and I put those locks...

I never fold mine either, and I put those locks on up front, and I think I should do it for the seatpost too. I forgot where I got them and what size they are. Do you remember what yours are?...but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

I've been away from here for a long time and...

I've been away from here for a long time and reading this I first learned that Swift is now defunct. Oh my, but my single speed is still going strong...and I once worked on Nevins Street in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 126,075
Posted By werewolf

I used to do that many years ago, like in the...

I used to do that many years ago, like in the 50's and 60's. Back then you couldn't find any good books on bike repair in the USA so I imported them from England, along with subscribing to Cycling &...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-14, 01:03 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 126,075
Posted By werewolf

Wonder what the shipping costs of a bike frame...

Wonder what the shipping costs of a bike frame are from Brooklyn to New Zealand, and who's paying, Peter or you? By the way, when I ordered my Swift from Peter oh six years ago or something I think,...
05-18-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,722
Posted By werewolf

Too true. Same reason you never brag about being...

Too true. Same reason you never brag about being healthy.

I'd like to see a list of the tires that all you you know what-free people are using, A few have mentioned the brand. So far - knock on...
05-18-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,586
Posted By werewolf

It has always been my understanding that...

It has always been my understanding that handlebars should match the width of your shoulders - but then my bike technology is like from the 1960's. Has opinion on this subject changed, or is it that...
05-16-14, 11:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,987
Posted By werewolf

Nice!

Nice!
05-16-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 682,272
Posted By werewolf

That's the one that I want!

That's the one that I want!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-14, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,631
Posted By werewolf

Schwalbe Kojak is my favorite tire ever. I'm not...

Schwalbe Kojak is my favorite tire ever. I'm not quite as big as you, but close.
01-29-14, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,682
Posted By werewolf

I saw a bunch of people riding those things up Mt...

I saw a bunch of people riding those things up Mt Lemmon in Tucson today. First time I've ever seen them. Do they go downhill too? Eek!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,681
Posted By werewolf

Does squeezing a tire together like that really...

Does squeezing a tire together like that really always work as well as that?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

Just use the sharpie/marker. They're not...

Just use the sharpie/marker. They're not permanent. You can easily erase them with oil or wd-40 or alcohol or something - forget exactly what works, maybe all three.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-11, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

Yeah, and the bike is even painted in winter...

Yeah, and the bike is even painted in winter camouflage colors!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-11, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

"There was one very annoying 'feature' of the...

"There was one very annoying 'feature' of the bike, and that was a constant rattle of cables vibrating against the hollow alu frame. I like my bikes to be completely silent. Any ideas how I can cure...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,675
Posted By werewolf

Yipes! You'd be better off buying a used bike...

Yipes! You'd be better off buying a used bike than renting one for a couple of hours!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By werewolf

Luckiest Bicyclist In The World

http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4bf2e9d77f8b9a2748290200/biker-escape.gif
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-10, 12:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,806
Posted By werewolf

Jur - Your cycling tour photo essays are all...

Jur - Your cycling tour photo essays are all awesome. They should be made into books.
03-06-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,248
Posted By werewolf

Check out folding bikes and small wheel bikes,...

Check out folding bikes and small wheel bikes, too. They have much lower stepovers, some more than others, but all much lower than standard. I love them. I have a Swift folder now, and next I'd...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

Yeah, but that put a lot of stress on the frame. ...

Yeah, but that put a lot of stress on the frame. Anyway it's sold now.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-10, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

BTW, have you seen this? ...

BTW, have you seen this?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...wt_958&afsrc=1

Looks like it has some good components on it. If you don't like the idea of drops, it's pretty trivial to change...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-10, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

Not really sure why you're heart is set on the...

Not really sure why you're heart is set on the Big Apples. They'll be harder to put on and take off, like when you need to fix a flat. Slower too. Maybe more likely to rub on something. Maybe...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

I have to admit that a snapping qr was a bit of a...

I have to admit that a snapping qr was a bit of a concern to me because I was having to push on them hard to tighten them up adequately, but now that I've replaced all three of the qr's with bolts I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By werewolf

Where did you find the correct size thumb screw? ...

Where did you find the correct size thumb screw? I've never been happy with the centering mechanism on any brakes I've ever had - side pulls, center pulls, v-brakes, all of them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-10, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

Yep - and this should help with the names of the...

Yep - and this should help with the names of the parts:

http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/bicycleparts.html


Jur - Any thoughts on my replacing the quick release levers on the seat tube with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-10, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

I'm going to take your advice and clean and lube...

I'm going to take your advice and clean and lube the qr levers right now, Jur. Actually I've replaced the front q/r with a bolt (stopped the squeaking), and since I rarely fold the bike I might do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-10, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

I don't think your worries are valid, Rishio. I...

I don't think your worries are valid, Rishio. I ride over slightly rough surfaces, including gravel, all the time, and I'm using much harder narrower tires than your BA's, namely slick Kojak tires,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-10, 11:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,839
Posted By werewolf

Beautiful. I would like to see the primitive...

Beautiful. I would like to see the primitive chain evolve into something better. What are the pros and cons so far? Is it possible to snap the belt by standing on the pedals? Can they become...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,839
Posted By werewolf

Strida folding bike with belt drive: ...

Strida folding bike with belt drive:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strida
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,839
Posted By werewolf

Wikipedia articles on belt and shaft drives: ...

Wikipedia articles on belt and shaft drives:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belt-driven_bicycle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaft-driven_bicycle
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By werewolf

The Northeast board has a thread on this. I used...

The Northeast board has a thread on this. I used to do it when I lived in NYC. It was fun.

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?232-Northeast
02-22-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By werewolf

This is great! I posted it on the Folding Bike...

This is great! I posted it on the Folding Bike Forum.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By werewolf

A Video History: 75 Years of Alt Bikes

I swiped this from the Alt Bike Culture forum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdlpJqHxLxk
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-10, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

It's true, I haven't tried folding the bike with...

It's true, I haven't tried folding the bike with this new arrangement yet, and the truth of the matter is I very rarely fold my Swift. That's why for my next bike I'd like a non-folding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

I'm replying to a post from Nov 2005, but nothing...

I'm replying to a post from Nov 2005, but nothing has changed. I replaced the front brake pads on my Shimano Deore v-brakes with those same Aztec 2 pads, and they were shrieking like a banshee. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-10, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 781,554
Posted By werewolf

Noteon - Two photos of Paterson (New Jersey)...

Noteon -

Two photos of Paterson (New Jersey) Falls all frozen up in winter, and one looking down into the falls and the rainbow from the little bridge that crosses it.

I spent a lot of time up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-10, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By werewolf

My swift is mod'd thusly: Delta Ergo bars ...

My swift is mod'd thusly: Delta Ergo bars

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31RX37ZZY5L._SS400_.jpg

with Shimano Deore V-brake.

I like it. I also have the Kojak tires on it now. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-10, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By werewolf

Yup, I found that quick enough when I tried tire...

Yup, I found that quick enough when I tried tire liners out for the first time when my Swift was brand new. I was the guy with the 5 minute puncture to even things out for Chagzuki.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By werewolf

The next guy will get a puncture in the first...

The next guy will get a puncture in the first five minutes. There's no justice.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By werewolf

If they just wanted to mess with your bike it...

If they just wanted to mess with your bike it would have been a lot quicker and easier cut the tires and the cables, no?

Can't you take the bike in to the gym with you?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-10, 12:07 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 86,913
Posted By werewolf

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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By werewolf

Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By werewolf

Originally Posted by werewolf That's the...

Originally Posted by werewolf
That's the trouble, though - where to find a place with the different BF models available to test ride.



I was thinking of me. I'm in AZ. Sometimes I go to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By werewolf

Well, maybe a little. I called to inquire a...

Well, maybe a little. I called to inquire a couple of years ago, and for a long time the guy kept calling me back to ask what's up. Guess they work on commission.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,145
Posted By werewolf

Yes, RHM, I think it would apply to all grains. ...

Yes, RHM, I think it would apply to all grains. Buckwheat groats, by the way, aren't really grains. They're fruit seeds or something.

I used to do a lot of backpacking so I'd choose foods that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,330
Posted By werewolf

Nice to hear from you too, SC. "...not for...

Nice to hear from you too, SC.

"...not for racing or performance rides...I don't have problems with belt slippage under normal conditions. Only when stomping on the pedals in a standing start. "
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By werewolf

"Will you truly benefit from a custom fit? Your...

"Will you truly benefit from a custom fit? Your test ride will help you determine this."

That's the trouble, though - where to find a place with the different BF models available to test ride.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,145
Posted By werewolf

Check out the eastern European staple, kasha,...

Check out the eastern European staple, kasha, buckwheat groats. Much more sustaining than plain rice. Easy to cook, too. If you pre-soak it the cooking time can be greatly reduced.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-10, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,330
Posted By werewolf

Nice! I think the most antiquated part of a...

Nice! I think the most antiquated part of a bicycle is the dirty ol' heavy chain. Bout time it got updated. It's long since vanished from motor vehicles. What pros and cons do you find with the...
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