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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,965
Posted By Boudicca

I've travelled with a Bike Friday. I usually...

I've travelled with a Bike Friday. I usually bring one spare tire, and a couple of spare tubes, as well as a patch kit. If I shred two tires, I guess I'm out of luck.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,965
Posted By Boudicca

Will have to look at the bike, and at packing...

Will have to look at the bike, and at packing options. If it means buying new luggage and/or a mount for (not cheap) Brompton luggage, the bike may not be the best option for her.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,965
Posted By Boudicca

Dahon for touring?

A friend is thinking of a buying good-condition second-hand Dahon for a gentle, self-supported trip to Europe this spring. We're not planning major hills, and we'll stay in hotels or AirBnB. But the...
07-20-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By Boudicca

I'd suggest posting this one on the e-bike...

I'd suggest posting this one on the e-bike section of the forum. More traffic there than with this particular group.
06-14-17, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,593
Posted By Boudicca

I was off the bike completely for three months...

I was off the bike completely for three months after doing a number on my arm a couple of years back (broken wrist, elbow and collarbone), and it took more than a
year to get back riding properly,...
04-20-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,065
Posted By Boudicca

Or Bell School Line. I hate Bell School...

Or Bell School Line.

I hate Bell School Line. It starts of with this sneaky, almost not noticeable hill and it keeps going.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By Boudicca

April Fool post

April Fool post
03-12-17, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,065
Posted By Boudicca

You were in my hood! Yes, there are good...

You were in my hood!

Yes, there are good trails, and the Spit (closed during the week) is well worth a visit. You can also take a ferry to the no car Toronto Island and ride there. More of a...
02-26-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,065
Posted By Boudicca

Is it too late to get back to you? This forum...

Is it too late to get back to you? This forum isn't that active, so nobody checks it much.

Normally it's too #$@#$ cold to do much riding at this time of year, but it's been crazy mild so yes,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By Boudicca

It depends how much you're going to be folding...

It depends how much you're going to be folding and unfolding when you get to your destination. I have a pocket rocket, which is wonderful when I'm doing some serious cycling in my destination -- I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By Boudicca

I love this light...

I love this light (https://www.palomarweb.com/product/lucetta/). I particularly love the fact that the spouse will never borrow it because (almost) all of his bikes are carbon or aluminium rather...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,765
Posted By Boudicca

Another vote for the Pocket Rocket. Yes, it's...

Another vote for the Pocket Rocket. Yes, it's 15-20 minutes to pack (and a little less than that to unpack) but it's a really nice ride. I can close my eyes, and I think I'm riding a regular bike....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,531
Posted By Boudicca

On the shoe mat beside the back door. This means...

On the shoe mat beside the back door. This means the shoes have to go find somewhere else to hide.
Forum: Touring
08-09-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By Boudicca

A Montreal hotel with mirrors on walls and...

A Montreal hotel with mirrors on walls and ceiling around and above the bed and a jacuzzi tub right in the bedroom, also with mirrors on walls and ceiling.

It was later confirmed by someone who...
Forum: Touring
08-09-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By Boudicca

European hotels will usually offer a storage room...

European hotels will usually offer a storage room rather than letting you take your bike to your room, but that often reflects narrow twisting staircases and tiny rooms. North American chains don't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By Boudicca

Not that I would ever argue against anybody...

Not that I would ever argue against anybody getting a folder -- I have two and I love them both -- but you can often fit a regular sized bike inside a car, even if you can't fit a rack on the car. A...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By Boudicca

So they are selling the model they built for the...

So they are selling the model they built for the kickstarter because it didn't kickstart?

Overengineered, overpriced and (as others have said) without a clear market. I feel a little sorry for...
Forum: Touring
07-11-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,308
Posted By Boudicca

If the OP has a rebuilt shoulder, a hybrid might...

If the OP has a rebuilt shoulder, a hybrid might offer more comfort than a road bike (I speak from experience). I rode the GAP on a Rocky Mountain Whistler, 35m tires, front suspension, fenders front...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-16, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,497
Posted By Boudicca

I've travelled with a Bike Friday, with no issues...

I've travelled with a Bike Friday, with no issues about what it was. But I have learned to check in at the airport rather than online. If you check in online there is sometimes a box that you have to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By Boudicca

I bought my Brompton three months ago. It would...

I bought my Brompton three months ago. It would presumably be cheaper now.
06-17-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,137
Posted By Boudicca

Is there a local bike club you can check out?...

Is there a local bike club you can check out? They have probably checked out the routes to find the ones that work. Or look on RideWithGPS.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,587
Posted By Boudicca

My Brompton makes me smile. I like hiding it...

My Brompton makes me smile. I like hiding it under the table at a coffee shop, or putting it in (half-folded) kickstand mode when I'm out and about. I like the fact that it doesn't have a computer,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By Boudicca

Spray foam/CAD file seems a lot of trouble, and...

Spray foam/CAD file seems a lot of trouble, and perhaps more engineering than a folding bike actually needs. What's wrong with a large dollar store suitcase?

Having said that, I would still worry...
06-03-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,150
Posted By Boudicca

Works for me. But it has to be a tough ride. ...

Works for me. But it has to be a tough ride.

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=tS&page_id=389141&v=E
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,884
Posted By Boudicca

They are touting the "real bike" feel, so it...

They are touting the "real bike" feel, so it probably rides more like a regular Friday, which in turn rides like a regular bike. And of course the fact that it comes in three sizes makes it more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By Boudicca

I started a chain on this one earlier today. ...

I started a chain on this one earlier today.

http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1065148-backpack-friday.html

Maybe some kind mod could merge the two.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,884
Posted By Boudicca

Thanks for the offer, but I'm not that intrigued....

Thanks for the offer, but I'm not that intrigued. I have a Bike Friday - it's my travel/touring bike - and I have a Brompton, which is the city bike. I guess they are positioning this as offering...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,884
Posted By Boudicca

Agreed on the weight, but you need to add lights...

Agreed on the weight, but you need to add lights and fenders if you want to commute on it, and who knows what fenders will do to the fold/pack. Can you imagine riding to the station in the rain, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,884
Posted By Boudicca

Backpack Friday

Bike Friday is offering a preview on their new pack in a backpack bike, which weighs in at as little as 16 pounds (presumably the titanium version, built for a very small rider).

Interesting...
05-17-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Boudicca

Well this is a first...

I broke my helmet this week, and I don't even have an accident story to tell (which is good). Bike fell over when the subway jolted, helmet was dangling from the handlebars, and the skinny little...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,027
Posted By Boudicca

Depends on the rear rack. Saris Bones rack...

Depends on the rear rack.

Saris Bones rack fits nicely on our (2013) Fit, despite spoiler.

Lovely bike transporting car, imho.
05-12-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By Boudicca

The spouse just acquired a high-end recumbent...

The spouse just acquired a high-end recumbent trike, and I tried it, very briefly. (It would have been easier if I could actually have reached the pedals). He also got the two wheel on a curve...
05-11-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,110
Posted By Boudicca

Just over a week in from the surgery, and the...

Just over a week in from the surgery, and the recovery is about 30 times as fast as it was after the original surgery. It took months before I could do things like put on sweaters, or put in contact...
05-03-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,110
Posted By Boudicca

From my reading there are two sorts of plate, a...

From my reading there are two sorts of plate, a straight one that attaches to the bone, and a hooked one that can impinge on the joint, and that's what happened to me. I could ride for an hour, two...
05-03-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,110
Posted By Boudicca

So the plates are gone, and my shoulder feel like...

So the plates are gone, and my shoulder feel like it's in a vise, while the freezing hasn't worn off in the elbow area yet. Disconcertingly, I was awake right through, although a little spaced out....
05-02-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,110
Posted By Boudicca

Update: both plates -- the hook one on the...

Update: both plates -- the hook one on the clavicle, and the non-hook one on the (now no longer) broken elbow -- are coming out tomorrow.

Send warm thoughts up to the frozen north, please.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Boudicca

It's been three weeks, and probably 200km (I...

It's been three weeks, and probably 200km (I refuse to have a computer on a Brompton, it just seems wrong.) I've taken it into stores and restaurants, ridden 20-30km on several occasions, and left...
04-27-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By Boudicca

I wrote a whole reply, and my computer ate it. Or...

I wrote a whole reply, and my computer ate it. Or the BikeForums web site ate it.

Ottawa bike map is here (http://www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca/sites/default/files/pubs/ncc_cycling_map_2016-optimized.pdf),...
04-26-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By Boudicca

First suggestion. We usually spell it Ottawa,...

First suggestion. We usually spell it Ottawa, with an A in the middle.

Just saying. :)

Having got that out of the way, Ottawa is pretty bike friendly, perhaps surprisingly for a capital city...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,422
Posted By Boudicca

My Brompton is new. Nothing is every going to go...

My Brompton is new. Nothing is every going to go wrong with it, right? So I will never have to replace the brake pads anyway.

Not right?

What a nuisance.

:)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,422
Posted By Boudicca

Yes, but probably more fiddly. (Seemed that way...

Yes, but probably more fiddly. (Seemed that way when I changed the Bike Friday's brake pads anyway. Maybe it's just user incompetence.)

Look on YouTube for changing the pads on a regular bike....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Boudicca

Green. The raspberry pink was not available...

Green.

The raspberry pink was not available for instant gratification.

515260
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Boudicca

I admit the Brooks Limited does not grab me....

I admit the Brooks Limited does not grab me. Colour is very bleh.

And yes, of course it's my choice in the end, but it's always fun to see what others have to say. And it could end up being...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Boudicca

You can, of course, try the same with a regular...

You can, of course, try the same with a regular sized bicycle. It even works. Sometimes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,153
Posted By Boudicca

But why the hexagon, Pinigis? Hexagon-shaped...

But why the hexagon, Pinigis? Hexagon-shaped bicycle wheels don't roll very well.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,153
Posted By Boudicca

Origami crane from the 3rd one, bicycle wheel...

Origami crane from the 3rd one, bicycle wheel from the 4th one, dump the LLC. Crane needs to be one colour not two so it has a chance of looking like a crane.

Hmm. I wonder if anyone has ever...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Boudicca

I'm not planning to sell it, but you never know....

I'm not planning to sell it, but you never know. I suspect at the end of the day it will depend on what's in stock at the local suppliers. Once I decide on a purchase, I'm going to want instant...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Boudicca

Pretty. :) What's the green bag?

Pretty. :)

What's the green bag?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By Boudicca

Brompton: Green or pink

I'm almost ready to head out shopping for a Brompton, although I'm not sure I can actually justify the idea of owning one. I think I've got the technical details sorted out -- six-speed, M...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-16, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By Boudicca

The Friday is actually relatively easy to lug --...

The Friday is actually relatively easy to lug -- it packs into a large suitcase -- but you will probably end up taking more taxis from stations to hotels to avoid humping it up and down buses and...
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