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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 206,458
Posted By rhenning

You can raise and adjust the bars by loosening...

You can raise and adjust the bars by loosening the clamps on the bar where it goes into the fork. It allows you to both turn and raise them. They look like seat post clamps. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By rhenning

The poster said it was a Workman so that is what...

The poster said it was a Workman so that is what I assumed it was. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By rhenning

You could probably call Workman and get an...

You could probably call Workman and get an answer. Roger
07-13-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By rhenning

Brooks Proofide. Roger

Brooks Proofide. Roger
07-12-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By rhenning

You can buy brake pads almost any where that has...

You can buy brake pads almost any where that has basic bike parts. Take the pad you still have and bring it to the shop/store and have them sell you new ones. You might have to buy a pair. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 206,458
Posted By rhenning

I had once a folder similar to that and it had...

I had once a folder similar to that and it had been sold by Sears. Actually I may have to look and see if it is still here. Roger
07-08-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By rhenning

The best choice is made after you ride them not...

The best choice is made after you ride them not by looking at pictures or on the net. Roger
07-07-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By rhenning

When and if one fails then replace it or are you...

When and if one fails then replace it or are you looking for a place just to spend money? Roger
07-07-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By rhenning

With 3 speeds most times you have to adjust the...

With 3 speeds most times you have to adjust the cable that operates the gears. A local bike shop could do that for you but you will pay for the work. Since I have no idea who made the drive train...
07-05-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By rhenning

You need to show pictures and you need to have 10...

You need to show pictures and you need to have 10 posts before you can do that. Without pictures I would be speculating at best. Roger
07-02-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By rhenning

Only get fenders if she wants them or it soon...

Only get fenders if she wants them or it soon becomes your bike not hers and she will not ride it. Fenders are added weight unless you have lots of rain. Only fix or improve things SHE wants. It...
06-24-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By rhenning

There are other variables that come into play. ...

There are other variables that come into play. Single speeds for example are different than derailleur bikes. Try 3 and make it longer or shorter an necessary. I usually just start with a new...
06-21-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,336
Posted By rhenning

They are good hubs. Sun Race up dated all the...

They are good hubs. Sun Race up dated all the production tools (SA never did) to bring a classic hub back again. Roger
06-19-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By rhenning

It is at this point a pretty piece of junk. Roger

It is at this point a pretty piece of junk. Roger
06-16-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By rhenning

The chainring must match the rear sprockets you...

The chainring must match the rear sprockets you use so if you use 10 then a 10 speed chain and the same is true if you use 11. You need a narrow chain ring. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By rhenning

My first Classic had a broken knob and I made a...

My first Classic had a broken knob and I made a new ball part on my mini lathe and am still using it. You may have to make something for yours. No I do not want to start production of these parts. ...
06-12-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By rhenning

Old English bikes used British Whitworth threads...

Old English bikes used British Whitworth threads which is a completely different system. Roger
06-12-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,635
Posted By rhenning

WD40 with WD meaning water displacement. Maybe...

WD40 with WD meaning water displacement. Maybe the most argued about lubricant there is. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,455
Posted By rhenning

It was made about 2002/3 so the only way you will...

It was made about 2002/3 so the only way you will find one will be used and not many were made. Keep searching but I suspect you will be looking a long time for one. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,401
Posted By rhenning

My comment would be you bought a BF designed as a...

My comment would be you bought a BF designed as a touring bike you should get dropped at group rides. You should of bought a Pocket Rocket or Pocket Rocket Pro if you wanted to go fast. I ridden...
06-05-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By rhenning

My first thing would be to call BF and ask them...

My first thing would be to call BF and ask them what they do to solve this. DP brakes fit right on my 1994 Pocket Rocket when I up graded. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,573
Posted By rhenning

Call Bike Friday at their 800 number and ask them...

Call Bike Friday at their 800 number and ask them to walk you through your problem. They are very good at helping with their bikes. I am not sure from your description what exactly is wrong. Roger
06-04-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By rhenning

There are spoke length programs on the net that...

There are spoke length programs on the net that you put in the answers to all of their questions they will give you the answer you want. What you gave here is not enough to help. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By rhenning

The correct thing for you to do is to bring your...

The correct thing for you to do is to bring your bike to a shop that will or can build wheels for you. They will know what you need and either make it or order the correct wheels for you. Not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By rhenning

They are not that good of wheels from the...

They are not that good of wheels from the factory. If they have been repaired many times I would suggest you find a wheel builder and have them duplicate new wheels for you out of quality...
05-31-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,196
Posted By rhenning

The easy way is to get 10 posts and then post a...

The easy way is to get 10 posts and then post a picture of the bike. Actually that is almost the only way. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,796
Posted By rhenning

I think you need to be communicating with Thor so...

I think you need to be communicating with Thor so you get the correct answers. The rest of us are just guessing. Roger
05-23-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,819
Posted By rhenning

Not sure what you mean by frame grommets? Roger

Not sure what you mean by frame grommets? Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By rhenning

You can post pictures after you have 10 posts so...

You can post pictures after you have 10 posts so a couple more and you can show the pictures to us. It says you have 9 posts now. Roger
05-13-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By rhenning

434ereeneyes why are quoting something I said 2...

434ereeneyes why are quoting something I said 2 years ago. For your Looks the standard black or red ARC cleats will work with the pedals you have. Those are not delta cleats but the standard ARC...
05-13-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By rhenning

It can be done but will be expensive as you need...

It can be done but will be expensive as you need to replace the full drive train. 7 speed is wider so new rear wheel or hub, 6/7 speed index derailleur, 6/7 speed index free wheel and 6/7 speed...
05-11-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,214
Posted By rhenning

You do realize this is about a 5 year old thread....

You do realize this is about a 5 year old thread. Roger
05-09-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 951
Posted By rhenning

The easiest is an Electra dealer. Second would be...

The easiest is an Electra dealer. Second would be a cruiser shop and if you are going to do this yourself take the old wheel into a shop and hope you get what you want. Roger
05-02-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,080
Posted By rhenning

The rear axle is to long and skewer is tightening...

The rear axle is to long and skewer is tightening against that instead of the frame. It is a problem when you used more modern wheels designed for a thicker dropout on a thin dropouts frame like that...
05-01-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By rhenning

KMC 7/8 speed chain will work well and last a...

KMC 7/8 speed chain will work well and last a long time. It may or may not have to be shortened. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,320
Posted By rhenning

I would also recommend a Boardwalk. I have 2 I...

I would also recommend a Boardwalk. I have 2 I bought used. One for $65 and one for $0. I did go though them and of course have more money in them now. Roger
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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,851
Posted By rhenning

Bikebikebike you do realize this thread has been...

Bikebikebike you do realize this thread has been dead for almost 5 years? Roger
04-16-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,419
Posted By rhenning

I hope you meant Roads not Toads. Roger

I hope you meant Roads not Toads. Roger
04-13-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By rhenning

You might try contacting Waterford. They seem to...

You might try contacting Waterford. They seem to be able to find most things Paramount. Roger
04-13-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By rhenning

You might try contacting Waterford. They seem to...

You might try contacting Waterford. They seem to be able to find most Paramount things. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,421
Posted By rhenning

Lots of them on e-bay you just have to look. ...

Lots of them on e-bay you just have to look. Some are buy it now. Most a $1200 to $3000 range. Roger
04-10-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By rhenning

Take all your info and shop a bike shop or E-Bay...

Take all your info and shop a bike shop or E-Bay with it. That way you know it will work. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By rhenning

I have 3 Tote Cycles. The were made roughly from...

I have 3 Tote Cycles. The were made roughly from 1965 to 1975 plus or minus a year. Early ones were made in Austria and the last ones were made by Huffy. Black ones were coaster brake single speeds...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By rhenning

I build my own trailers and like 20 inch tires...

I build my own trailers and like 20 inch tires the best. Easy and cheap to find good ones. Generally use slick tires as they seem to pull the best. Roger

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04-05-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,377
Posted By rhenning

Depends who made the tire and how tight they made...

Depends who made the tire and how tight they made them. No way to know without having your bike, wheels and tires in my hand so I can try them. Could/should be easy but it also could be near...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By rhenning

Find a High School Physics or Science book and...

Find a High School Physics or Science book and spend some time reading. For that matter just look up the science of centrifugal force on the net and educate yourself. It has been 20 years since I...
04-04-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By rhenning

Trust the factory and find something else to...

Trust the factory and find something else to worry about. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By rhenning

You will need to answer all your questions...

You will need to answer all your questions yourself. Let us know hpw it turns out. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By rhenning

If you ever took a science class and paid...

If you ever took a science class and paid attention to the physics of centrifugal force the size makes a large difference in this case. Dream what you want but the science is against you on this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By rhenning

The smaller the wheel the less stability. That...

The smaller the wheel the less stability. That is from physics. They are stronger also from physics. Roger
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