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04-26-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By big john

I went into a local bike shop and he had an old...

I went into a local bike shop and he had an old Shimano triple crankset and he let me take the middle ring off of it. Crankset had no name on it but the ring said HG and the ramp things were bigger...
04-25-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By TiHabanero

My preference is for interrupted cable housing....

My preference is for interrupted cable housing. Makes servicing cables easier, provides better brake feel, and it looks better. Two of my vintage bikes have full length brake cable housing held in...
04-18-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By AlmostTrick

When the best chain lube is none!

This chain was degreased and "installed" 6 months ago. It has never been lubed. Performance has not suffered one bit, in fact, I believe it looks better now! *
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,950
Posted By Geepig

Well, what with the improvements in the weather...

Well, what with the improvements in the weather and the actual rideability of Zenit, I thought it was time to make some kind of trip in its new field of action. Luckily wifie agreed with me, dug out...
04-14-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By JohnDThompson

The most difficult tires I ever had to mount were...

The most difficult tires I ever had to mount were the 7" diameter front tires on my Dad's wheelchair. I had to get them hot in the clothes drier, and even then they were a struggle, even using a bead...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-13-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By cat0020

Now over 20 months of using my cheap folding bike...

Now over 20 months of using my cheap folding bike for my 3-4 times a week commute in NYC.
https://i.imgur.com/cBZzq5m.jpg
The bike is holding up great, some minor pain chips, lots of dirt, winter...
04-12-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By davidad

I have this one. 2 L Industry Heated Ultrasonic...

I have this one. 2 L Industry Heated Ultrasonic Cleaners Cleaning Equipment Heater W/ti – Vevor US...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 311,232
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Arriving home.
03-29-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By sweeks

As I mentioned, after a season or two I have...

As I mentioned, after a season or two I have placed "Mr. Tuffy" tire liners in the Marathon Winters to prevent studs perforating the tire's carcass from causing flats. I haven't had any flats, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,040
Posted By Schwinnsta

Braking forces are much greater because the...

Braking forces are much greater because the acceleration is much stronger. Your braking from speed in just a couple of seconds. That is a lot force. F=MA where A is the change of speed with time.
03-22-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By IndianaRecRider

Well, I decided to go with the used / refurbed...

Well, I decided to go with the used / refurbed GoPro Hero+ with the LCD screen. It's not the fanciest camera out there, but for the "simple" recording I do (basically just ride videos), 1080p is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 311,232
Posted By mingo

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In the wild in the Netherlands
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03-11-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,319
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Only crashes have been on the mountain bike. I...

Only crashes have been on the mountain bike. I was rolling down a 10% of a loop I ride. Hard red sand packed type section. I had taken it easy after a few days following a rain figuring there would...
03-08-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By Bike Gremlin

My experience with those: ...

My experience with those:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPov5zO7Yd4
02-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Hypno Toad

Why Canadians Can't Bike in the Winter (but Finnish people can)

Love this short documentary:

https://youtu.be/Uhx-26GfCBU
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,270
Posted By chris1234

So after going to Loro Cycles in Setagaya...

So after going to Loro Cycles in Setagaya (folding bike specialist shop which has 34 demonstration bikes available for a decent test ride) I decided to go with the Tern Verge N8.

I rode quite a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,601
Posted By seat_boy

At one point I had three Bike Fridays in the...

At one point I had three Bike Fridays in the garage, but I recently sold the Pocket Llama:

...
01-28-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,414
Posted By gregf83

5.5mph up an 11% climb is about 970VAM which is...

5.5mph up an 11% climb is about 970VAM which is manageable by most of my riding friends and we're all over 55. The steeper the hill the higher the VAM possible, provided you have the right gearing. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,601
Posted By bugly64

Pocket Companion

Just got this today!
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50872527552_f785beb361_o.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,950
Posted By Geepig

Ah yes, the classic 'let the light out of the...

Ah yes, the classic 'let the light out of the box' type, which they have resolved here by making the catches so difficult to open that one considers replacing the lamp when the bulb blows... ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By linberl

My 2002 NWT had a folding seatmast, fyi. BF has...

My 2002 NWT had a folding seatmast, fyi. BF has made folding seatmasts since 1993. https://www.bikefriday.com/folding-bikes/folding-history-the-bike-friday-pocket-rocket The non-folding seatmast...
01-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,734
Posted By aggiegrads

Hex Key Brand Comparison (photo intensive)

Inspired by Eric F 's hex key question, I decided to take some good photos of various hex key tips to try and help me articulate why I prefer some keys over others. The tip really highlights the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,774
Posted By Winfried

https://www.facebook.com/ysroadueno/ ...

https://www.facebook.com/ysroadueno/
https://www.facebook.com/loro.nihonbashi/



Why is that?
01-05-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,242
Posted By rekmeyata

Exactly, and the biggest problem I've had with...

Exactly, and the biggest problem I've had with cheap tubes is crappy Presta valves that fail after using them 3 to 6 times.
01-03-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,695
Posted By HillRider

Uh, this thread was last current about 2-1/2...

Uh, this thread was last current about 2-1/2 years ago. i hope you get a response.
12-26-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,744
Posted By rsbob

Method used: Napa brake cleaner and upholstery...

Method used: Napa brake cleaner and upholstery attachment on carpet cleaner machine with carpet cleaning solution. After cleaning the area, it came out so well I used the machine to do the rest of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Willy Gee

I spoke with Peter from Bike Friday today. If...

I spoke with Peter from Bike Friday today. If there is a more honest salesperson in this world, I have not met him or her. He asked a bunch of questions, and showed me that the PakIt would not work...
12-05-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,066
Posted By revcp

If you need more leverage

and don't mind spending a few bucks, I recommend the Birzman Damselfly Universal chain tool. Very precise, good solid tool.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By tcs

When it all goes back together, you'll note there...

When it all goes back together, you'll note there are no shift alignment marks or references with that three-speed hub. You progressively stuff the threaded rod into the 'quick-release' until the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 311,232
Posted By Bym

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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 757,056
Posted By Bym

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Handlebar, seatpost, saddle, crank = changed to carbon
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By zebede

IMO the best way to reduce flats is to upgrade to...

IMO the best way to reduce flats is to upgrade to quality tires.
10-01-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By momoman

I already own 20v Dewalt power tools so I bought...

I already own 20v Dewalt power tools so I bought the 20v air compressor (tool only) for $80 on sale a year ago on Black Friday. I use it for car tires, wheelbarrow tires and bike tires. I pump up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By calgarc

Literal C: ... The bike will be stored on my...

Literal C: ... The bike will be stored on my Pearson 30. It will be stored in a water proof bag and taken out when I reach whatever destination I sail to.

I have a single winter here in Canada...
09-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By noglider

A manufacturer contacted me and asked me to...

A manufacturer contacted me and asked me to review one of these devices. He sent it to me for free. I'll post my impressions here.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,781
Posted By ericoseveins

I've owned three Tikits from three different eras...

I've owned three Tikits from three different eras (still have two, I just gave one to a friend because I didn't need three) so I feel qualified to weigh in about the ease of repairing a Tikit with or...
09-19-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Good job. Andy

Good job. Andy
09-16-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,744
Posted By Kapusta

Anyone who thinks they can eyeball whether a...

Anyone who thinks they can eyeball whether a hangar is straight as well as a DAG is delusional.

And anyone who thinks they can eyeball whether a hangar is straight enough for 11 speed to work...
09-15-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The problem is shipping. Small goods are sent in...

The problem is shipping. Small goods are sent in small packages in airmail shipments, and most of these ride in the bottom of passenger airliners. The cost of air mail is low, so the prices for...
09-15-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By masi61

Cut me some slack here. Lots of businesses have...

Cut me some slack here. Lots of businesses have had to modify their business practices to operate safely during the pandemic. Your response is out of line and not really very funny either.
09-12-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have had 2 sizes (C3 and C7) of Felco cable...

I have had 2 sizes (C3 and C7) of Felco cable cutters, and their #8 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) pruning shears as well, for decades and they still work as...
09-08-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

IIRC this "Bassworm" was used to help the rear...

IIRC this "Bassworm" was used to help the rear der parallelogram return spring pull the cable. The "rubber" tube acted as an additional spring on the cable. This was back when Shimano was reducing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 311,232
Posted By BromptonINrio

Dahon Curve d8 on Paineiras Road, Rio de Janeiro,...

Dahon Curve d8 on Paineiras Road, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dahon went jealows about my ride with brompton and ask for another ride on same route.
https://i.ibb.co/nRkkz5x/IMG-20200905-122342.jpg...
09-03-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By kahanabob

the 2" radiator hose clamp squezing it smaller...

the 2" radiator hose clamp squezing it smaller seems to have worked. the two ends were just touching now have about a 3/8" overlap. i will post before and after pic's as soon as can attach pic's.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 311,232
Posted By BromptonINrio

major Pedal - back from quarantine

nice Pedal In Rio de Janeiro hills.

paineiras road, Rio De Janeiro.

https://i.ibb.co/RPkmHdv/IMG-20200830-WA0015.jpg (https://ibb.co/NpdPYbV)
https://i.ibb.co/1zfdTVk/IMG-20200830-WA0019.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,030
Posted By BromptonINrio

price went down to us$399 on their site!

price went down to us$399 on their site!
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,256
Posted By BromptonINrio

come on! russian and baltics cannot be that bad!

come on! russian and baltics cannot be that bad!
07-28-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,457
Posted By cubewheels

Maybe it's just me but when I use to be driving...

Maybe it's just me but when I use to be driving at night in a car, I never miss pedal reflectors. Especially the way they go up and down, they are visible for at least a kilometer, especially in...
07-23-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 12,692
Posted By Koyote

I like his Bon Jon Pass tires, but Jan Heine and...

I like his Bon Jon Pass tires, but Jan Heine and the scientific method have only a passing acquaintance. I would take his conclusions with a large grain of salt.
Replies: 15
Views: 2,550
Posted By SammyBikes

From the Staff

Sam here, Assistant Manager at Mike's Bikes of Sacramento.

Our sales associate noticed we had a bike in the shop that was in queue to go out to one of our other locations in the Bay Area, as...
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