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02-23-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,897
Posted By avole

For a brief, wonderful moment I thought you meant...

For a brief, wonderful moment I thought you meant our nearest and dearest, to which my answer was going to be send the bright ones to finishing school, and give the others a puppy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,775
Posted By avole

I'm not convinced that lightness is the key. I'm...

I'm not convinced that lightness is the key. I'm guessing that most people have non-folding bikes as well, so their folding bikes perform a commute or shopping function. I realise there are folding...
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By avole

Looks like something you'll never use. If you...

Looks like something you'll never use. If you need a charger, battery packs would seem a better solution.
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By avole

10 years ago? Unfortunately not relevant now....

10 years ago? Unfortunately not relevant now. Duterte has changed the country dramatically, and for the worse. There has also been a rise in religious violence, though, to be fair, that has been...
02-22-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,590
Posted By avole

What languages do you speak?

What languages do you speak?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,775
Posted By avole

You sound far too cultured to be thrown out on...

You sound far too cultured to be thrown out on the scrapheap of age! Write to them, and offer your services . You should be good for at least $100 per hour.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,775
Posted By avole

Am I right in thinking you work for Helix in some...

Am I right in thinking you work for Helix in some capacity? I’m referring to your last paragraph under your heading Easier to use, where you talk about our patent pendng helical hinges , which...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,775
Posted By avole

NO! look it up. Surely you must be capable of...

NO! look it up. Surely you must be capable of that? Type "define:whinge" in the google search box. Then feel suitably chastened.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,775
Posted By avole

No. This is a thread. Threads go in any...

No. This is a thread. Threads go in any direction. Live with it, don't whinge.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,775
Posted By avole

You'll be lonely ! However, I do like the...

You'll be lonely ! However, I do like the incurable optimism. How many dealers are there in your area, or are you totally reliant on the manufacturer for parts?
02-22-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,590
Posted By avole

In racing or drug usage?

In racing or drug usage?
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,032
Posted By avole

Wine tastings are normally free in France, but...

Wine tastings are normally free in France, but food (naturally) isn't. Check the supermarkets, too, the fruit and veggies will be fresh, but start early, as, by about midday, there isn't much that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,775
Posted By avole

Listen, don't let people get to you. Dreamers and...

Listen, don't let people get to you. Dreamers and true believers are needed to keep our society going, so good on you.
02-22-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,440
Posted By avole

Typical cost cutting. Bianchi only uses quality...

Typical cost cutting. Bianchi only uses quality glue.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,775
Posted By avole

Who cares? You can’t compare bikes that have...

Who cares? You can’t compare bikes that have already been in production for many years, have complete dealership and spares networks with an experimental model based in one country with unknown...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,612
Posted By avole

Not a problem here in France. Still 0C at the...

Not a problem here in France. Still 0C at the moment, but will be 18C at midday. Glorious sunny weather. Just shows there are upsides to global warming:)
02-21-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,118
Posted By avole

Got it in one !

Got it in one !
02-21-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,440
Posted By avole

Mine is also slightly to the left, at least the...

Mine is also slightly to the left, at least the badge commemorating Bianchi’s anniversary on the downtube is. It is also coming unstuck. I consider it an asset, not a flaw, which adds many thousands...
02-21-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,590
Posted By avole

Nope. See below. ...

Nope. See below.
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-french/fact No idea where you definition comes from, nor what exits what....
02-21-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,210
Posted By avole

-1.

-1.
02-21-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,118
Posted By avole

Well, I tried to learn Dutch in the time I was...

Well, I tried to learn Dutch in the time I was there and found the biggest problem, when people could understand my simple dutch, was that everyone replied in English. The pronunciation is a problem,...
02-21-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By avole

Checked with a couple of bike shops in what...

Checked with a couple of bike shops in what passes as the big smoke here. None available, contact the tire makers in Thailand was the consensus. So, here's hoping no punctures until later in the year.
02-21-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,118
Posted By avole

I don't understand the problem. People cycle on...

I don't understand the problem. People cycle on the right, they walk on the right too in many towns, and everything appears to be flowing in orderly fashion.
As every road user knows, the main thing...
02-21-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,118
Posted By avole

Think of the plusses. The Netherlands is in the...

Think of the plusses. The Netherlands is in the EU, has a higher standard of living than the UK and is far better organised. Climate change means the weather is improving, and the national football...
02-20-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,118
Posted By avole

Both the Finns and the Dutch are some of the...

Both the Finns and the Dutch are some of the nicest, and most level headed, people on the planet. Their roads and bicycle systems are both excellent, and both have survived and conquered, if you...
02-20-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,281
Posted By avole

Note: the above post is not intended to be...

Note: the above post is not intended to be serious. However do not, repeat do not, approach a mountain lion on a bike with a pepper spray.
02-19-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,281
Posted By avole

Isn’tthat rather harsh, and expensive? I mean,...

Isn’tthat rather harsh, and expensive? I mean, not to mention the logistics of training the animals to use them :)
02-19-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By avole

Thanks, never done it, but that makes sense....

Thanks, never done it, but that makes sense. Might also see if I can source some more tires in the interim from Chine or Taipei.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,775
Posted By avole

Since the Helix thread is now only a few pages...

Since the Helix thread is now only a few pages shorter then the entire Harry Potter saga, how about splitting it so newer bf members don’t have to wade through pages of...
02-19-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By avole

Had a reply from the manufacturer. The correct...

Had a reply from the manufacturer. The correct size is 37-346, which raises a slight problem.
02-19-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,281
Posted By avole

Certainly do, everyday occurrence in Paris - they...

Certainly do, everyday occurrence in Paris - they decided it was safer at some, not all intersections.
02-19-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,281
Posted By avole

No, I’m not not remotely, I’m assuming there is a...

No, I’m not not remotely, I’m assuming there is a quota ststem, as there is here. Also, the hunting season is fairly short. your poachers point is a good one, though perhaps more common in some areas...
02-19-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 254,764
Posted By avole

Political? I just wanted to see if you thought...

Political? I just wanted to see if you thought that was a similar issue, that's all. Does your nanny state apply to this, too?
Anyway, erased my post. You do seem to have a political agenda on this,...
02-19-19, 02:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,590
Posted By avole

Gosh! I thought that was pretty well taped. Drugs...

Gosh! I thought that was pretty well taped. Drugs deliberately used to enhance performance in any particular sport would seem to fit the bill.
Not sure what you mean on your second clause by...
02-19-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,210
Posted By avole

Of course not! I was attempting to show people...

Of course not! I was attempting to show people like you that in virtually no circumstances do we have real freedom of choice, for different reasons. Yes; it is illegal to ram a hamburger down...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,775
Posted By avole

Hmm ride might be good, but it isn’t the world’s...

Hmm ride might be good, but it isn’t the world’s most attractive bike, is it? Anyway, at least one customer has one, which is good news.
02-18-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,210
Posted By avole

Precisely! It also would help, if apart from...

Precisely! It also would help, if apart from whacky prose styles (you ...know, the .....constant creative punctuation ....that renders dense prose Unreadible) they would stop, and look around....
02-18-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By avole

Cheers, but, living in country France

Thanks, but I bought sufficient to lasr at least 10 years. Realy good tyres, by the way please dont think Im knocking them.
02-18-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By avole

Thanks for the offer, you've restored my faith....

Thanks for the offer, you've restored my faith. I'm having trouble believing it is the Schwalbe, especially as I tried two different models. I've a horrible feeling I may know the answer, but will...
02-18-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By avole

Nah, I can see I'm getting nowhere. I must admit,...

Nah, I can see I'm getting nowhere. I must admit, I'm surprised by your aggressive attitude, though. Most Australians (and I'm half one) feel an affinity with Canadians. Indeed, I have a personal...
02-18-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By avole

Rubbish, and you know it, I'm sure you waste lots...

Rubbish, and you know it, I'm sure you waste lots of people's time:). I doubt anyone misunderstood my original post. You just scan read, which we're all guilty of, and missed a key part. Now, can you...
02-18-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By avole

Then you've wasted my time, and, I hope yours....

Then you've wasted my time, and, I hope yours. I'd be happier if you at least had the courtesy to quote me correctly. "ERTO"?
02-18-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By avole

Actually, you are totally wrong. Have a look at...

Actually, you are totally wrong. Have a look at that first sentence, it says "According to all the info can find, my new bike should take ETRTO 37 - 349 or, in imperial, 16-1 3/8 tyres. That is...
02-18-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 254,764
Posted By avole

The article does say that local laws exist in the...

The article does say that local laws exist in the US, did you check these? They're the ones coloured orange. As to your other rash comment, you should have said "I stand corrected" and left it like...
02-18-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By avole

Why not? Anyway, the printing on the old tyre,...

Why not? Anyway, the printing on the old tyre, the Kenda, which has only done 150km, by the way, says "ETRTO 37-349." I repeat that, so it is clear, 37 - 349. It also says 16 x 1 3/8, which is what...
02-18-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 254,764
Posted By avole

The eu consists currently of 28 countries.

Plus 5 or so. Europe refers to a collection of independent countries. Are you 100 % sure that bicycle helmets are not mandatory/compulsory i all those countries and municipalities?

Always beware...
02-18-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By avole

Yes, I was aware of that, checked, and that's why...

Yes, I was aware of that, checked, and that's why I quoted ETRTO to begin with. Yes, that's partly how I measured, but it was an approximation, given that the new have some flash, and I can't check...
02-18-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 254,764
Posted By avole

I'm appalled by your answer. I suspect by far the...

I'm appalled by your answer. I suspect by far the majority other readers feel exactly the same. Not worth bothering further.
02-18-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 254,764
Posted By avole

No idea what you are talking about, those are...

No idea what you are talking about, those are food substitutes available in the US? Yes, if they are poisoning people, you certainly should.
What that has to do with helmets I have no idea. You can...
02-18-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By avole

Yes, I was well aware of the different rim sizes,...

Yes, I was well aware of the different rim sizes, plus checked the site. Was going to take a picture, but am waiting for a response, from the bike manufacturer. I'll post one tomorrow, if that helps.
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