Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: mirfi
Showing results 1 to 50 of 392
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 273,093
Posted By mirfi

Northwest Lancaster River Trail, along the...

Northwest Lancaster River Trail, along the Susquehanna.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x300/09_27_2020_trail00_501187ff2c79ce984e1749d7ab1f0d35f3a0f618.jpg
One of the...
09-15-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,483
Posted By mirfi

The If you watch the Tour De France you can see...

The If you watch the Tour De France you can see the riders getting a Cup O' Noodles from a support car and quickly swallowing it down in one gulp.

Wonder what they keep the temperature at?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,900
Posted By mirfi

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x300/motobasket_86e2bc6d0bcc6a2857915ac9bb1b2a759c8e3d50.jpg
Basket works well for me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 375,683
Posted By mirfi

Friction. We had another long piece of pipe with...

Friction. We had another long piece of pipe with the same O.D. (smaller I.D.) as the sleeve. So we used that pipe to push the sleeve up into place. And we kept it there as we pushed (kinda screwed)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 375,683
Posted By mirfi

All, When I made the post about the damage,...

All,

When I made the post about the damage, Yan got in contact with me. He stands behind his product. Nonetheless, I felt I had to attempt to fix it. And if it doesn't fix, I'll look at a new one....
09-10-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,483
Posted By mirfi

Is it heresy to crush the noodles up in the bag,...

Is it heresy to crush the noodles up in the bag, pour them in a bowl, add mr. coffee heated water and eat with a spoon?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,366
Posted By mirfi

Since we are talking tandems (with twice the...

Since we are talking tandems (with twice the weight) and gatorskins, what PSI do you keep?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,366
Posted By mirfi

Whew, a lot of tire knowledge on this thread!! ...

Whew, a lot of tire knowledge on this thread!!

So, I'm looking for advice. I'm 60+yo, 250lbs, I ride mostly 20inch minivelo/folders. But on group/club rides I take my 2012 Motobecane CX(BD).

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,366
Posted By mirfi

I ran over a busted whiskey bottle. Pulled over,...

I ran over a busted whiskey bottle. Pulled over, plucked the broken glass from the tread. Kept going. Next time I was at my LBS I profusely thanked my mechanic.
09-01-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,018
Posted By mirfi

Anybody see the bike when Tiesj Benoot crashed...

Anybody see the bike when Tiesj Benoot crashed today? Snapped the top/seat tubes off. Probably too early to get images.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,342
Posted By mirfi

Well, I'm mostly concerned with my 20inch(406)...

Well, I'm mostly concerned with my 20inch(406) mini-velo/folders. So, I'd do that with a 58t chainwheel. Thank you.

BTW, I like that gear calculator, been using Sheldon Brown's for years.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,342
Posted By mirfi

Gear inches. I want 30 at the bottom and 110 at...

Gear inches. I want 30 at the bottom and 110 at the top.

Just wondering, can you do that with a 1x?
08-17-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By mirfi

Any 100PSI tire on a 20inch (406) rim

Any 100PSI tire on a 20inch (406) rim. Currently I love my Kenda Kwest K193's. But I carry metal tire levers, broke too many plastic ones. Bought a Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack. Wonderful tool.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,998
Posted By mirfi

Sorry I should have added, these bikes were built...

Sorry I should have added, these bikes were built 1960-1990, Yugoslavia(?), East Germany and England, respectively. They were built by/for Europeans to reliably get to work and maybe take on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 266,647
Posted By mirfi

Latest edition, DollarTree flowers. Took it to...

Latest edition, DollarTree flowers. Took it to the Safeway today.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/810x1080/flowers00_a6c289ae9c5beb6858cbb43b40269814a6571488.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,998
Posted By mirfi

Make one that has the same dimensions as the ROG,...

Make one that has the same dimensions as the ROG, MIFA or Raleigh(Shopper). Make use of the hi-rise handlebars and a long seat post. And center the gear inches at 60.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,281
Posted By mirfi

Yes it will, one foot in length. Most 700c bikes...

Yes it will, one foot in length. Most 700c bikes are 6 feet long, my Mercier Mini-velo is five foot long.

I have folding pedals and it easily fits in the back seat of my wife's 2005 Corolla. BTW,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 375,683
Posted By mirfi

Where the seat post is clamped is a smaller...

Where the seat post is clamped is a smaller diameter than below. So there is some tiny "wiggle" room. Seat post is plenty long and probably extends 6 inches into the tube.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 375,683
Posted By mirfi

All, It is a sad day. My 9FS just...

All,

It is a sad day.

My 9FS just suffered a fatal injury.

This bike was purchased new in 2009 and was my ace number 1 foldup.

I took it on a grocery store run this morning. (I always...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 273,093
Posted By mirfi

Annapolis, Maryland. ...

Annapolis, Maryland.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/810x1080/annapolis07072020_f8f85ded0bd6d015a8a60ab68b0501159e0d71f0.jpg
Morning ride. Surprised I could ride after...
06-22-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By mirfi

After riding with the 18T, you will eventually...

After riding with the 18T, you will eventually move to the 16T.
i.e.
60 gear inches, in my opinion, should be the standard default for all bikes.
Not hard to start, not too fast.
But as you get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,449
Posted By mirfi

I'm confused, your dad owned the company that...

I'm confused, your dad owned the company that made the bikes?
06-22-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,172
Posted By mirfi

Wear this shirt ...

Wear this shirt

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/190x435/dont_door_me_801c6b2b905d4c4bfeed5c378078226976b84e94.jpg
I have a bright front light on even for day rides.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By mirfi

I agree with linberl. I have a 26" (small frame)...

I agree with linberl. I have a 26" (small frame) Montague folder and it is a freaking beast. As far as 20" folders you may have to try a couple (just like any bike) before you get one you like. PS,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By mirfi

Lance, it's OK, we went over this.

Lance, it's OK, we went over this.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 266,647
Posted By mirfi

Chester, sinking time, love and money into...

Chester, sinking time, love and money into bicycles is an affliction we have and share. So much so that we gather on this site to talk about it. I feel your pain and have empathy with you. Amen.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 266,647
Posted By mirfi

3SpeedSlow, I agree. I don't mean to get...

3SpeedSlow, I agree.

I don't mean to get philosophical, (or start an argument) but here's my theory on bike value/price.
And I use this as 'rule of thumb' just to get an idea.

Using $400...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 266,647
Posted By mirfi

Worst problem; Does this depend on the what gear...

Worst problem; Does this depend on the what gear in the back you are in?
Forum: Foo
06-05-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8,978
Views: 998,203
Posted By mirfi

is this video in reverse?

is this video in reverse?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 266,647
Posted By mirfi

Yes chain rub can be adjusted out. Should have...

Yes chain rub can be adjusted out. Should have two screws. It will take time, but you will know your bike like we know ours.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,425
Posted By mirfi

Random crazy thoughts, sorry if any are repeats,...

Random crazy thoughts, sorry if any are repeats, been a long day.

If you bought it at REI have the mechanic there look at it.

Also as a diagnostic test, remove seat post. Tighten clamp on seat...
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11,057
Views: 2,286,332
Posted By mirfi

Clearly these people are not spreading social...

Clearly these people are not spreading social diseases
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 266,647
Posted By mirfi

Get the bike. It is fine as is. Most of us...

Get the bike. It is fine as is.

Most of us commenting are bike nerds (speaking for myself) with multiple bikes and an inclination to tinker.

That said, $299 is a relatively inexpensive bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 375,683
Posted By mirfi

The handlebar shifter on my 2012 vintage FS9 gave...

The handlebar shifter on my 2012 vintage FS9 gave up the ghost. Seems I had folded the handlebars the wrong way with the wheel the wrong way and two wrongs made the shifter sloppy. Attempts to adjust...
05-26-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,982
Posted By mirfi

I don't know

I don't know
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 266,647
Posted By mirfi

xRyan, This bike is so adaptable and there...

xRyan,

This bike is so adaptable and there is more than a few years of riders updating this thread.

Plus it is cute and easy to store.

Plenty, plenty, plenty of ideas.

Good luck, have fun
Forum: Foo
05-17-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11,057
Views: 2,286,332
Posted By mirfi

When I'm traveling and in need of food or fuel,...

When I'm traveling and in need of food or fuel, the Sheetz is a good stop.
04-23-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,161
Posted By mirfi

I just figured the trolls were the moderators....

I just figured the trolls were the moderators. Oops, I'm gonna get censored. But I used the sarcasm font!!!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 266,647
Posted By mirfi

3speedslow, I had actually tried some of the...

3speedslow,

I had actually tried some of the 'pannier'(?) types that hang on the sides of the rear wheel, but would experience heel kick.

Good luck
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 266,647
Posted By mirfi

3speedslow, To quote 'Trying to work up a...

3speedslow,

To quote 'Trying to work up a rear rack so I can do some load hauling and test out the gearing.'

Here is an experiment with a rear rack

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,403
Posted By mirfi

What I have on the back now is a thirty year old...

What I have on the back now is a thirty year old somewhat cleaned up chrome coaster brake wheel that I found in the back of the shed. Spent an afternoon with a wet sanding sponge, spray painted it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 266,647
Posted By mirfi

52telecaster, I had to measure, 53cm model....

52telecaster, I had to measure, 53cm model. Length across the wheels, 54 inches. Height to top tube, 31 inches.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 266,647
Posted By mirfi

I would say yes. But to ease packing removing a...

I would say yes. But to ease packing removing a pedal(I have folding pedals) or a front wheel would help.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,403
Posted By mirfi

Also looking at replacing stem/handlebars with a...

Also looking at replacing stem/handlebars with a 25.4 quill stem and high rise handlebars. Now to look around and see if I have any laying about.
04-12-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By mirfi

I rode my Schwinn to school one day, Morgan State...

I rode my Schwinn to school one day, Morgan State University. About 1976. Locked it to the pole in the center of the quad. Went in for my 11am class. When I came out the wheels were gone. They also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,403
Posted By mirfi

C'mon Man!!!!! The front O.L.D. is 91mm....

C'mon Man!!!!!

The front O.L.D. is 91mm. WTF!!! A brand new adult bike without a 100mm fork. It's like a universal standard. Did they save 5 cents a fork to put this junk on?

I've cannibalized...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,179
Posted By mirfi

I second the Nano suggestion. The Nano is 5 feet...

I second the Nano suggestion. The Nano is 5 feet long, so it will fit in the back seat of a normal car. With folding pedals it easily fits in the back of a 20 year old Corolla. And is upgrade-able as...
04-11-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,986
Posted By mirfi

I always ride masked. ...

I always ride masked.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/469x692/skimask001_1b367b92a3febc50648bba3c66016853e5732bff.jpg
Growl...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,403
Posted By mirfi

All, I never planned to put a hand brake on...

All,

I never planned to put a hand brake on this bike as I only intended it to be a 'vacation' flatland bike. But where I live is mildly hilly and I been grabbing it to do a ride around around the...
04-11-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,098
Posted By mirfi

Ged117, If you have a Metal Superstore...

Ged117,

If you have a Metal Superstore around, they can fix you up with a longer post.

Here's something I wrote up when I did the longer seatpost for my Vilano Urbana (See thread for detail)...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 392
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.