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01-28-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,766
Posted By ShinyBiker

Looking for a recommendation for a jacket,...

Looking for a recommendation for a jacket, preferably down, that comes with a 2 way zipper. Shouldn't be cycling specific because those tend to be cheaper. I like to keep my chest warm and a 2 way...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By ShinyBiker

Lubricating Brompton hinge bolt?

Hi,
Does anyone have any tips on lubricating the bolt that is on the middle hinge and the handlebar that drops down Brompton bike?...
03-15-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By ShinyBiker

He said I could ride a bike WITHOUT a helmet.

He said I could ride a bike WITHOUT a helmet.
03-15-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By ShinyBiker

Need to avoid helmet/helmet straps for 2 months. Any workarounds?

I've had some surgery done on my ears that "could" irritate my stitches around my ears. Since there are some embedded stitches there, doc says that I shouldn't really pull on my ears in any way....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,484
Posted By ShinyBiker

I just got an email from a certain U.S. retailer...

I just got an email from a certain U.S. retailer in NYC that Brommies are 10% off this weekend only. Hmmm. I think that the pound is down more than 10% so I'll pass but will continue to search other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,484
Posted By ShinyBiker

With the British pound down, is it a good time to buy a Brompton?

Just did a google search and all I came up with is US sellers. How can I get British sellers?
10-24-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By ShinyBiker

Thanks! So just hook up another wire to...

Thanks!

So just hook up another wire to another part of the frame? Does it matter if it's the front fork? That would be closer. Also, my bike is aluminum not steel. Should that matter to ground...
10-24-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By ShinyBiker

Help. My shimano light only has one wire. Not two.

Hey guys,
I just bought this generator light. It doesn't have two wires coming out of it. My bike has a modern shimano dynamo hub with the connector hub. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By ShinyBiker

Great! I'll give this a shot. Thanks.

Great! I'll give this a shot. Thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By ShinyBiker

Seatpost clamp for Dahon Presto SL?

Hey guys,
I recently acquired an older Dahon Presto SL and am trying to replace the QR seatpost clamp with those anti theft ones. I can't see the size of the seatpost "hole" (it may have rubbed...
10-22-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 125,724
Posted By ShinyBiker

Is there are chart that compares 24v, 36v, 48v to...

Is there are chart that compares 24v, 36v, 48v to the lipo batteries? Lipos have something like 10s, 12s, which is all foreign to me. I am more familiar with the voltage ones and the ah ratings....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 412,693
Posted By ShinyBiker

Thanks, Bruce. Looks good. I'm not really handy...

Thanks, Bruce. Looks good. I'm not really handy with a wrench so I would probably get my LBS guy to so this.(I can fix flats and do tune ups, that's it!). So I would think it would take: new hub,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,982
Posted By ShinyBiker

Pinigis, Will you have a full suspension...

Pinigis,
Will you have a full suspension origami with an IGH? Thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 412,693
Posted By ShinyBiker

Anyone swap out an IGH to a FS bike? I...

Anyone swap out an IGH to a FS bike?

I have an old 8fs. I understand the dropouts are 135mm. In addition, I own a IGH downtube with a Sturmey Archer XFR, I think. This has 110mm dropouts. I've...
09-12-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By ShinyBiker

How much would you pay for a used Giant Panasonic ebike with the inline motor?

There is a seller locally that is selling one of these ebikes. Says it has been sitting for a while and the battery doesn't hold a charge. Probably needs a new battery. Doesn't look too bad in the...
03-29-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By ShinyBiker

If you do, I wish you the best of luck. You can...

If you do, I wish you the best of luck. You can even start small with ebay, ecommerce and the like. A lot of people started antiquiing or taking up various hobbies on the weekend and suddenly quit...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 26,858
Posted By ShinyBiker

I prefer the Zefal spin. Kinda small sized but it...

I prefer the Zefal spin. Kinda small sized but it folds in, which helps when you fold/unfold the brommie.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/zefal-spin-mirror/
02-27-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,595
Posted By ShinyBiker

I'm kinda surprised by the good response you got....

I'm kinda surprised by the good response you got. IMO we've got too much police in this country. Crime has gone down dramatically since the 70s but the cop force hasn't. Too many ex jocks that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,636
Posted By ShinyBiker

pcrx, I'm running primo comets on my DT front...

pcrx,
I'm running primo comets on my DT front suspension (8H). I kept the rear tire bigger than the front (1.75 rear vs. 1.50 front). Able to get fenders on this bike with these tires. So far, no...
02-09-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By ShinyBiker

Wont hurt to try a screw. Some of the screws...

Wont hurt to try a screw. Some of the screws that go on the twist shifters might also work. If you don't have some screws or and old bike for parts, you may want to go back to the bike shop and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By ShinyBiker

I added an aftermarket chainguard to my dahon a...

I added an aftermarket chainguard to my dahon a while back. It was a metal one, which I think is essential because you can bend it to your heart's content. Check out my blog post:
...
01-28-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,379
Posted By ShinyBiker

In Washington, DC a gas motor scooter (vespa...

In Washington, DC a gas motor scooter (vespa style) or gas moped do not have to get a license or anything. However, I don't see them on sidewalks or anything.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,591,157
Posted By ShinyBiker

CJames0587, Those are full fenders to me.

CJames0587,
Those are full fenders to me.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 149,898
Posted By ShinyBiker

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7011/6542436843_00dd...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7011/6542436843_00dd2d0b8d.jpg

I hope that's not a book/magazine holder!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 412,693
Posted By ShinyBiker

cyclecharge, If I remember correctly, the fork...

cyclecharge,
If I remember correctly, the fork spacing on the rear is 135mm. I don't have experience doing that, but this guy did it:

http://electric20inchfolder.blogspot.com/
Forum: Commuting
12-20-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By ShinyBiker

I would say no. Unless we have a storm followed...

I would say no. Unless we have a storm followed by a spell of 2-3 weeks of below 32 degree weather (it has happened).

I've had more problems (and falls) with black ice. Rather than anything...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,591,157
Posted By ShinyBiker

If you hadn't snapped this pix, I would not have...

If you hadn't snapped this pix, I would not have believed it. First one photographed in the wild. Congrats.
Forum: Commuting
12-04-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,555
Posted By ShinyBiker

Thanks for the replies. It appears that this one...

Thanks for the replies. It appears that this one that JeffS is something along the lines that I was thinking:
...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,555
Posted By ShinyBiker

Floor mounted pump that will inflate a car tire...quickly?

I read online that you can use a bike pump to inflate a car tire. Well, it worked, but now I have a sore back. It took a lot of strokes, but I did manage to get it up to the recommended PSI.

I...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,367
Posted By ShinyBiker

We should have more of these alerts on good...

We should have more of these alerts on good deals. Thanks, OP.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By ShinyBiker

I did get a postcard from my LBS that they we're...

I did get a postcard from my LBS that they we're having a black friday sale on bikes. I did get an itch to go, but since it's located in a shopping center next to Best buy and other big box stores, I...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,801
Posted By ShinyBiker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysmLA5TqbIY ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysmLA5TqbIY

bike sighting in this one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZzgAjjuqZM&feature=related
Forum: Commuting
11-01-11, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,573
Posted By ShinyBiker

Haven't been beaned by a rock yet, but rocks on...

Haven't been beaned by a rock yet, but rocks on the road and thin tires have not been a good combination for me. The last time I went down like that russian guy in the Tour DF. Even when I spot...
10-31-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,650
Posted By ShinyBiker

Great review, OP. This is the kind of review...

Great review, OP. This is the kind of review that people look for when making a decision on an electric bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,871
Posted By ShinyBiker

That K2 bike looks like a dahon smoothhound....

That K2 bike looks like a dahon smoothhound. Hmmm...

Anyway, I remember someone here going to a retail establishment in a Chinatown area of a city that did this. I think they paid a lot for...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-11, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,591,157
Posted By ShinyBiker

Like the chainguard on that bike, Telly!

Like the chainguard on that bike, Telly!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-11, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,835
Posted By ShinyBiker

Congrats on your new ride! It would be good if...

Congrats on your new ride! It would be good if you could post about your long term experience on this folder (durability, quality of components, etc). I've seen it come up here and there, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,564
Posted By ShinyBiker

Sometimes I do a multimodal commute. I get...

Sometimes I do a multimodal commute. I get reimbursed for parking downtown, however to pocket that money, I'll take my car and park as close as possible to a subway stop in a free parking spot. I...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-11, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By ShinyBiker

I've only visited the city and it looks pretty...

I've only visited the city and it looks pretty hilly. Get ready to use your granny gear.

Also, driving into it, I was a little disturbed that most of the highways didn't have shoulders (!). I...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By ShinyBiker

New automobile commercial has bike in it. Subliminal?

Check out the guy fixing his bike on a bike stand at about the :24 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neq5zZ9vD44

It's so quick you almost miss it. Chrysler's intent is to sell cars, but...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By ShinyBiker

I did that to my fenders, Took me a while to...

I did that to my fenders, Took me a while to remove the wire things from the spokes. I thought I was going to have to get some new fenders. However, after I slept on it I thought, why not...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By ShinyBiker

I think it's funny when workplaces nickname the...

I think it's funny when workplaces nickname the butt ugliest guy as "Handsome <insert name here>". In our case, it's Handsome Larry, the UPS guy.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,281
Posted By ShinyBiker

If you're an occasional commuter, I agree....

If you're an occasional commuter, I agree. However, if you put a bike through its paces, rim brakes will wear down your rims (after a few thousand miles). With a disk brake set up, you just get a...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,705
Posted By ShinyBiker

Try posting in the folding bike forum. A lot of...

Try posting in the folding bike forum. A lot of folks there use these as the ability to mount panniers and racks is more limited on folding bikes. I don't have experience with these, but they look...
09-22-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By ShinyBiker

Jerry, Glad to hear you're back on the road. ...

Jerry,
Glad to hear you're back on the road. What is your range on a fully charged battery with minimal pedalling?
Forum: Commuting
09-22-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By ShinyBiker

My bike repair knowledge is limited to fixing...

My bike repair knowledge is limited to fixing flats and minor tune ups, but I seem to recall that alot of these fixie frames have horizontal drops. and, can take IGHs. thus, we can take advantage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,947
Posted By ShinyBiker

Thor, Any idea when you're getting those...

Thor,
Any idea when you're getting those kinetic wheels? They never seem to be in stock at your shop.
Forum: Commuting
09-21-11, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By ShinyBiker

Premium Rush this generation's Quicksilver?

Looks like there's a bike messenger movie coming outhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn6ie1zCkZU

Weren't bike messengers made obsolete by faxes, emails, pdfs? Anyway, my commute is nothing this...
09-20-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,844
Posted By ShinyBiker

Yes. What's up?

Yes. What's up?
Forum: Commuting
09-19-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By ShinyBiker

Kind of off topic, but I'm looking for some cheap...

Kind of off topic, but I'm looking for some cheap wool underwear that doesn't itch. It doesn't have to be bike specific since I ride in "regular" clothes to commute. Thanks.
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