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12-05-19, 10:16 AM
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Posted By linberl

Congrats and Enjoy!!!

Congrats and Enjoy!!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By linberl

I think of a black bike like a basic black...

I think of a black bike like a basic black dress....you can accessorize it and constantly change it up if you want. So if you get different color grips and cables and bags when you need them next,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By linberl

The Soma is nice. As I said I went narrower...

The Soma is nice. As I said I went narrower (https://www.treefortbikes.com/Nitto-B302-All-Rounder-bar) at 485mm which was perfect for me. These are the bars in my picture that I posted. What's...
12-04-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By linberl

Don't know if it would work for you, but when I...

Don't know if it would work for you, but when I had a heavy e-bike I used my regular bike stand, but lowered it so the wheels almost touched the ground and then used a little stool to sit on when I...
12-04-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By linberl

Pay attention to battery location as well. I...

Pay attention to battery location as well. I can't stand the feeling of those big batteries mounted on rear racks. Throws the ride off rather badly. Lower and more centered is definitely better.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,004
Posted By linberl

Hmm....I didn't notice any difference in reach...

Hmm....I didn't notice any difference in reach after I switched out the Dahon post, actually since I have "t-rex" arms that would have been nice, lol. But my Fizik saddle has long rails. Maybe...
12-03-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,682
Posted By linberl

And my bike WITH motor and battery is 23.5lbs....

And my bike WITH motor and battery is 23.5lbs. One major benefit of a friction drive =). And no drag or contact unless I'm using it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,004
Posted By linberl

See if you can find a used Dahon Mu. Without the...

See if you can find a used Dahon Mu. Without the seat pump post (ebay has aluminum replacements) it will be around 22-23 lbs. I've got the single speed but they also made 8 and 10 speeds I believe....
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,276
Posted By linberl

I'm an unabashed BF fan, but are you comparing BF...

I'm an unabashed BF fan, but are you comparing BF 20" bike with Brompton, or do you have a pakiT that you are comparing? Comparing to 20" bikes isn't exactly a fair comparison. I've got a pakiT, and...
12-03-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By linberl

300w is more generous than I thought for ground,...

300w is more generous than I thought for ground, really not an issue for e-bikes that are primarily for a little assist. For air, I've carried my batteries on planes and they are over 100w. It is up...
12-03-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By linberl

Ahh...500w. That's why we are disagreeing. This...

Ahh...500w. That's why we are disagreeing. This is a thread about the Faraday - their batteries are SMALL. No problem shipping them. And that's what I was talking about, my OM is also a small...
12-03-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By linberl

Government regulations concern how the batteries...

Government regulations concern how the batteries are shipped - there's nothing in the regulations that state consumers cannot take a battery directly to a qualified shipper for proper packing and...
12-02-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By linberl

UPS policy I left a link to is quite clear. And...

UPS policy I left a link to is quite clear. And my OM is a recent purchase. The manufacturer or vendor arranges for the label and shipping back to them; they already have the certifications in order...
12-02-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By linberl

I had a Prodeco e-bike when I first returned to...

I had a Prodeco e-bike when I first returned to riding, about 8 years ago. I shipped their defective battery back to them via UPS. My local UPS store called them and got all the specs they needed,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,276
Posted By linberl

My Mu is my "beater bike" and I feel really...

My Mu is my "beater bike" and I feel really fortunate to have found one. I rarely fold it (although it is incredibly quick to fold when I do) and use it more as a mini velo. And it's only a couple...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,276
Posted By linberl

Yeah, I'm a massive BF fan (as you know) but I...

Yeah, I'm a massive BF fan (as you know) but I wouldn't say BF is always better. I will say that there are lots of areas in which BF excels over Brompton as a "bike" but that fold has no competition...
12-02-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By linberl

Lol, no that's not it, ha ha. You take your...

Lol, no that's not it, ha ha. You take your battery to fedex or somewhere that is already certified to ship lithium batteries and they pack it for you. But for a company/business, they can take the...
12-02-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,674
Posted By linberl

So you have to ride down the hill around the...

So you have to ride down the hill around the prison? I guess I'd be okay doing it but it would be nice if there was a separated lane. There's certainly adequate space for one. It would make it much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,276
Posted By linberl

Fair enough. If we aren't counting the fold,...

Fair enough. If we aren't counting the fold, there are several other folders I think ride a lot better and can easily carry as much or more (BF, Birdy, for example) and there are also minivelos as...
12-02-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,674
Posted By linberl

I'm curious, are there bike paths away from...

I'm curious, are there bike paths away from traffic on the Marin side? Could one bike to the Larkspur Countrymart relatively safely?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,276
Posted By linberl

I'm just curious if Schwinstaa feels that way. Is...

I'm just curious if Schwinstaa feels that way. Is it the fold that makes him choose it as his only bike choice? Or is he happy enough with it as just a bike to choose it over anything else?
12-02-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By linberl

I believe you have to take a hazardous materials...

I believe you have to take a hazardous materials training but then you can ship lithium batteries. People do it all the time - ever order a laptop online? A lot of e-bikes have the kind of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,276
Posted By linberl

I'm curious, if the Brompton did not fold the way...

I'm curious, if the Brompton did not fold the way it does, would you still want it as your only bike? Let's pretend it folded like a Dahon or other generic folder.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,276
Posted By linberl

In recent times, I've not seen any BF "print"...

In recent times, I've not seen any BF "print" ads, which is unfortunate. I have seen ads in Bicycling magazine for Brompton, however. Word of mouth worked okay in the "old days" but BF needs a well...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By linberl

Yes, absolutely no problem riding up hills or...

Yes, absolutely no problem riding up hills or riding standing in the saddle. The albatross bars are super comfortable for me, aligning the wrist naturally. When you stand to pump, your arms remain...
12-02-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By linberl

I think they are lovely and perfect for someone...

I think they are lovely and perfect for someone who doesn't want something more moped-ish, rather just wants a gentle assist while riding. I'm not an electrical engineer, but I'm wondering if one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By linberl

If you go ahead an order, you can change some of...

If you go ahead an order, you can change some of your specs if you want to before they begin the build. Btw, if you give them my name, you'll get some free goodies (and so will I, lol - Linda...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,004
Posted By linberl

My Bike Friday does not flex. There is no hinge...

My Bike Friday does not flex. There is no hinge in the frame itself. The fold is not quite as neat as the Brompton as a result, but the ride is markedly better, more rigid. A bike which somehow folds...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,004
Posted By linberl

The only thing I don't like about my folding bike...

The only thing I don't like about my folding bike (Bike Friday pakiT) is that it keeps costing me money - because I keep buying accessories and upgrades for it, lol. No, seriously, the only thing I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By linberl

That's great!!! I post their holiday discount...

That's great!!! I post their holiday discount every year hoping someone will get to take advantage. Keep us posted and you definitely need to give us photos upon receipt.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By linberl

There's this one as well. ...

There's this one as well. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/d/berkeley-brompton-m6l-6-speed-folding/7025380014.html And CL also has an older 5 speed model. Seems like maybe folks are getting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By linberl

CL pictures are all well and good but you cannot...

CL pictures are all well and good but you cannot tell the mechnical condition from them. If you have an experience Brompton friend who can accompany you to check out the used bikes, I'd say go look...
11-26-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By linberl

Get a hub motor kit and put it on one of your...

Get a hub motor kit and put it on one of your existing bikes. Leed's, Dillinger, Luna, etc. When you build up enough, then put the regular wheel back on and remove the battery.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 563,677
Posted By linberl

I don't have a problem with the CL guy trying to...

I don't have a problem with the CL guy trying to get full price for a bike he didn't pay full price for - his profit margin isn't an issue. The bike is worth what it is worth, period. If someone...
11-23-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By linberl

I've not ridden one (but don't see why it...

I've not ridden one (but don't see why it wouldn't ride well given the weight distribution) but they sure are gorgeous! Glad I don't need/want another bike, I would be tempted.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By linberl

Bike Friday seasonal sale is up on their website...

Bike Friday seasonal sale is up on their website now:


BLACK FRIDAY AT BIKE FRIDAYCHOOSE ONE OF THESE OPTIONS:
FREE SHIPPING UP TO $300 INTERNATIONAL
ORDER A NEW BIKE AND SAVE UP TO 20%
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 563,677
Posted By linberl

I didn't read it that way, but whatever....with...

I didn't read it that way, but whatever....with CL it is always buyer beware.
11-22-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By linberl

Apparently Faraday messed up the codes so they...

Apparently Faraday messed up the codes so they resent correct codes. If anyone is interested, use FRIENDSFAMILY2019 or FRIENDSFAMILY2019-S
11-22-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By linberl

Faraday bike sale - just in case you're interested.

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/38ba72c456ddac46abe5ab691/images/686381ab-c8fc-455e-8380-ebb801446608.png...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By linberl

I only posted it for you because the size was...

I only posted it for you because the size was correct. You would be at most a 50" frame in a BF. You could even get away with a 48". Also, if you are under 150 lbs you could ride a "petite" model...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By linberl

NWT's all come with v brakes and accommodate...

NWT's all come with v brakes and accommodate tires as big as fat apples. Gearing is up to the purchaser based on their fitness, but it's easily changed as fitness increases anyway. All NWT have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By linberl

There's a BF NWT silk for sale on the BF Yak (an...

There's a BF NWT silk for sale on the BF Yak (an online group). They want $2k for it, it is a 2016 and they paid $3k for a custom setup. It should fit you, the rider is 5'4" and a couple inches is...
11-21-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By linberl

Look at Radpower bikes. solid, dependable and...

Look at Radpower bikes. solid, dependable and affordable. https://www.radpowerbikes.com
11-21-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By linberl

In Ca. scooters have to be registered and require...

In Ca. scooters have to be registered and require insurance so you have to add in that cost along with gas and maintenance. Many folks can maintain their own bikes, and if not, the services cost is...
11-21-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By linberl

Another thing to consider is that weight isn't an...

Another thing to consider is that weight isn't an issue with motorcycles so components can be less costly, however on high-end bicycles weight is paramount and components are made of titanium and...
11-20-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By linberl

There are bikes that would work for you. I think...

There are bikes that would work for you. I think you have to decide that it's okay to spend some money on the right bike(s) to make it work. Once you accept that the bike is your "car" and you can...
11-20-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,300
Posted By linberl

The Travoy works great on my 20" single speed...

The Travoy works great on my 20" single speed Dahon Mu Uno. I brought 40lbs of dog food, a 6 lb detergent and various other Costco stuff home yesterday. 50lbs plus trailer. No probs. But then I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 563,677
Posted By linberl

FYI for anyone looking to buy one (I'm not...

FYI for anyone looking to buy one (I'm not affiliated, just saw it on CL): https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/d/sunnyvale-two-helix-folding-bikes/7023487431.html
11-19-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By linberl

Congrats! My car felt like an albatross around...

Congrats! My car felt like an albatross around my neck, so it went in February. I've done quite fine with my bike(s) and my Burley Travoy trailer. Even Costco runs can happen with a bit of planning....
11-19-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,728
Posted By linberl

I think you have to look at WHY the person is...

I think you have to look at WHY the person is riding. I have assisted and unassisted options. When I'm running errands, as I am car-less, I may use the assist to decrease the time required and get...
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