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Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,376
Posted By MEversbergII

Dang, an actual Hybrid drive!

Dang, an actual Hybrid drive!
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By MEversbergII

Yep, that's a bagworm. They are rife down here...

Yep, that's a bagworm. They are rife down here in Maryland and further south, though evidently they've been migrating further north each year for about a decade or so.
08-01-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By MEversbergII

This is what I'm using....

This is what I'm using. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J2B7DQS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

So far so good!
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,941
Posted By MEversbergII

Cheers; how do those compare to the "Clix" type...

Cheers; how do those compare to the "Clix" type skewers, which I thought accomplished something similar (while still having drop outs)?
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,941
Posted By MEversbergII

Ah, I now understand. Indeed, looks like some of...

Ah, I now understand. Indeed, looks like some of my own knowledge is behind the times, though I can't say I was ever super mechanically knowledgeable. I hadn't realized thru-axles were now the...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,941
Posted By MEversbergII

I'm familiar with Surly, and the Cross-Check, but...

I'm familiar with Surly, and the Cross-Check, but what exactly makes (made?) it an "outdated" build? Of the Surly line, it is one I had considered briefly, but I'm not super knowledgeable.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,853
Posted By MEversbergII

My wife thinks those bags & bottles are adorable...

My wife thinks those bags & bottles are adorable :)

I was originally going to go for the Navigator but some folks kinda talked me out of it due to the disc brakes apparently being sub par. Not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,853
Posted By MEversbergII

Looks good! Going by the fold lock, you have the...

Looks good! Going by the fold lock, you have the older style of Paratrooper, which evidently was heavier and less refined than current iterations (I've considered one myself, though now I'm leaning...
07-26-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By MEversbergII

Yeah, a flat bit of tube is exactly what I had in...

Yeah, a flat bit of tube is exactly what I had in mind.

I may have simply cross-threaded mine; low priority but I couldn't get it to unthread when I tried turning it with my hands the other day. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15,296
Views: 11,046,694
Posted By MEversbergII

Gorgeous result!

Gorgeous result!
07-25-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By MEversbergII

Not seen that issue myself (yet). Have you tried...

Not seen that issue myself (yet). Have you tried a shim of some kind between the clipping part and the gripping part?

My main issue with the mount is the thumb screw is huge. Sort of would...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,053
Posted By MEversbergII

They wanted me to drive in, so I could attend...

They wanted me to drive in, so I could attend meetings and such off-site without issue. Those are quite rare, though - maybe once a quarter on average. Confusing to me as well, though when the boss...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,053
Posted By MEversbergII

Could be worse; I used to bike commute every day...

Could be worse; I used to bike commute every day but my bosses had me cut that out.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,898
Posted By MEversbergII

That one looks quite nice, but $1.2k is a spicy...

That one looks quite nice, but $1.2k is a spicy bite for their lower-end version. That might be a candidate for my next folder, though, sometime in the next year or two.
07-23-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By MEversbergII

I got my hotshot in a set with the headlight back...

I got my hotshot in a set with the headlight back in April and it came with that clothing clip. Honestly not hugely fond since the clip isn't all that tight. It'll hold on OK, but when I sling it...
07-22-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By MEversbergII

Yeah, pulling the housing off of the wiring was...

Yeah, pulling the housing off of the wiring was my wild guess on how to do it - clamp down one end of the wire and thread it through the other. Initial install of those things must be a chore - I...
07-22-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By MEversbergII

Cheers; the chain definitely needs replaced, so...

Cheers; the chain definitely needs replaced, so that's where I got my casette suspicions from. Should I do chain rings as well if I'm doing casette? It's a two-ring piece, and I already plan to put...
07-22-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By MEversbergII

How do I know when a derailleur needs replaced?

I have this early 90s Trek 1200 that I'm looking to refurbish. It was my former commuter that I inherited from a coworker and it served me pretty well for a few years before it retired when I...
07-22-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By MEversbergII

I've had good experience with my Cygolite so far,...

I've had good experience with my Cygolite so far, though this time of year I don't do much riding in the dark.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,893
Posted By MEversbergII

Looking forward to seeing it; while single speeds...

Looking forward to seeing it; while single speeds aren't my thing, I am interested in 16" wheel folders since I have no experience with them at all. Make sure you check spoke tension before you...
07-20-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,065
Posted By MEversbergII

Not at all; it hangs below the saddle out of the...

Not at all; it hangs below the saddle out of the way:

https://i.imgur.com/WuoRjPu.jpg
07-20-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By MEversbergII

Alternatively, you could buy a small backpack. ...

Alternatively, you could buy a small backpack. Something like this would more than do it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H4L278B

That's my current day bag when I'm just out and about. ...
07-19-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By MEversbergII

Presuming you're talking about mine, not at all. ...

Presuming you're talking about mine, not at all. There's one strap that goes around the stem horizontally, then two vertical straps that go around the handlebars. All velcro.
07-18-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By MEversbergII

You may be in the market for a handle bar bag. ...

You may be in the market for a handle bar bag. This is the one I use right now: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075XGPD8Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Wallet, keys, phone,...
07-18-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,065
Posted By MEversbergII

Cheers; I think I'll pick myself up a set...

Cheers; I think I'll pick myself up a set sometime in the near future. It seems like it would resolve one of my prime issues with multitools - reach - while not being super bulky. I tend to favor...
07-17-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,065
Posted By MEversbergII

Whoops, I had simply googled "Fix it sticks" and...

Whoops, I had simply googled "Fix it sticks" and did not see the specific linked one. That actually looks pretty practical - and the case could store spare links and maybe quick-link pliers (is that...
07-17-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,065
Posted By MEversbergII

Yeah, I think they wanted just the traditional...

Yeah, I think they wanted just the traditional styles since that's probably what most envision when they think multi-tool. The Fix-it-Sticks are a non-starter for them since a chaintool was a must...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By MEversbergII

Cheers; I had looked at rain capes and wondered...

Cheers; I had looked at rain capes and wondered how well the fronts stayed down on them. I currently just have a couple of ponchos on my riding gear but haven't had to actually use them. Back in my...
07-17-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,065
Posted By MEversbergII

This article here may be relevant....

This article here may be relevant. (https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/biking/best-bike-multi-tool)

They seem to think the Topeak Mini20 Pro is the best overall choice, but their criteria might...
07-16-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,065
Posted By MEversbergII

Crank brothers - you save 2 oz ;) More...

Crank brothers - you save 2 oz ;)

More seriously, the M17 seems to have more functions tool-wise but if the Hexus X has all the bits your road bike needs I'd go with that one since it integrates...
07-16-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,177
Posted By MEversbergII

Does BikesDirect do any design work? I'm...

Does BikesDirect do any design work? I'm familiar with them as a reseller but I don't really know what they do outside of that.

I should swing by the LBS and see what he's doing - as far as I'm...
07-16-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,044
Posted By MEversbergII

I ride pretty much exclusively a folder these...

I ride pretty much exclusively a folder these days; I don't think they're any more a magnet than a regular bike. Ride-away would be about the same, and while the smaller bike might be easier to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,655
Posted By MEversbergII

Only having one contact point per wheen is...

Only having one contact point per wheen is definitely something; seems like it's fine, though.

With the pedal-back to change the gears, does it step down from 3 to 1 or does it reset to 1 after...
07-12-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,101
Posted By MEversbergII

Agreed. They should have tried to sell users on...

Agreed. They should have tried to sell users on the portability.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,655
Posted By MEversbergII

I've always thought these were nifty - easily the...

I've always thought these were nifty - easily the most distinctive bike in production right now. I'd like to give these a try sometime, but there are no dealers near me and I know no owners. I've...
07-11-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,101
Posted By MEversbergII

Yeah, I posted about this some days ago over in...

Yeah, I posted about this some days ago over in the Folding Bikes forum. The kickstarter for that failed pretty hard earlier this year; don't know if they're doing another. Weird drive mechanism...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,188
Posted By MEversbergII

NuBike's takedown

I'm pretty sure this has made its rounds around here last year: https://youtu.be/ldcdiu82-_Y

Pretty much all of the reasoning behind this design is Foo, but if you skip to about 1m 10s you can...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,983
Posted By MEversbergII

I currently use this: ...

I currently use this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072KMZTSZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Lots of space for groceries or whatever, and the MOLLE loops give me a place to...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,376
Posted By MEversbergII

Cheers; as memory serves there are a few in 26"...

Cheers; as memory serves there are a few in 26" wheel sizes that work based on stand-over height. I've another more practical bike in mind for the near future but maybe someday!
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,376
Posted By MEversbergII

Cheers; does the Guv'nor still have the same...

Cheers; does the Guv'nor still have the same frame angles, or is it more aggressive?

Realistically, I'm just too danged short to ride one of these - my inseam is 28", which is like a 18 frame size.
07-04-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,838
Posted By MEversbergII

Yeah, I'd want to see some attacks on the alu...

Yeah, I'd want to see some attacks on the alu bodied ones before I pass judgement.
07-04-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,540
Posted By MEversbergII

My only complaint with the clip (vs the clamp) is...

My only complaint with the clip (vs the clamp) is that it slides free or nearly so a little too easily on its own. I usually hang it from the MOLLE strap on my backpack and it sometimes works itself...
07-04-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By MEversbergII

8 years, 4 months and 15 days later, the British...

8 years, 4 months and 15 days later, the British buggered off for nearly three decades before deciding to have another go.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,376
Posted By MEversbergII

Always wanted to own one of these, though I'd...

Always wanted to own one of these, though I'd think the two major inclines on my way home from work would make it not a practical commuter in my case. I did not know the Dutch chain case was...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,776
Posted By MEversbergII

The most credible reason for it I've heard is...

The most credible reason for it I've heard is that it secured older style panniers that draped over the rear rack. I think I used it to hold a small flat box of something, once, as a lark.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,376
Posted By MEversbergII

Thanks for the comparison; this same basic frame...

Thanks for the comparison; this same basic frame seems to be the basis for all of the inexpensive folders, though there are some minor differences.

The "Forte" was an almost buy, just not enough...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,776
Posted By MEversbergII

Looks good! For what it's worth my daily commuter...

Looks good! For what it's worth my daily commuter / utility bike went for some years having only a steel rod rear-rack (complete with that useless mouse-trap thing) and a plastic crate of some sort...
07-01-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By MEversbergII

Cheers. Overall looks like a place to buy...

Cheers.

Overall looks like a place to buy from; apparently they have 5% off, too.




Unfortunately none of my LBS stock any - the closest dealer for Montague is College Park.
06-30-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By MEversbergII

Which model do you have?

Which model do you have?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,468
Posted By MEversbergII

Wow that's...something.

Wow that's...something.
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