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Forum: Touring
10-23-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By CliffordK

My guess is that it started in the heat affected...

My guess is that it started in the heat affected area along the bottom of the seat tube, and was stressed by the side to side motion of pedalling. Then propagated into the downtube.

One might be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,829
Posted By CliffordK

A little late now, but as far as I can tell, you...

A little late now, but as far as I can tell, you can buy a brand new bare frame.

https://www.bikefriday.com/bicycles/configure/2334

Then make the plunge down your rabbit hole!!!

Ahhh, so...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-23-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By CliffordK

If the damage is mid-tube, I've wondered if it...

If the damage is mid-tube, I've wondered if it would be possible to cut a short internal sleeve and shove it down into the tube and braze in place.

If the damage is right on the bottom bracket,...
10-23-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By CliffordK

I think there is a huge number of cyclists that...

I think there is a huge number of cyclists that are commuters/utility cyclists, or perhaps multi-sport cyclists that like the SPD pedal/cleat system and use them on road bikes.

My belief is that...
10-23-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,006
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, another thought. You can get both plastic...

Oh, another thought. You can get both plastic and aluminum adjustable threaded ends, at least for some of the Shimano bottom brackets. I've avoided the plastic threaded inserts, but perhaps this...
10-23-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,006
Posted By CliffordK

The original Dura Ace BB-7700 Octalink uses an...

The original Dura Ace BB-7700 Octalink uses an independent bearing system with a combination of needle and thrust bearings.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

I do think the company can be profitable. ...

I do think the company can be profitable.

But, based on the 2015/2016 disclosures, my guess is that the free and clear buyout price would be about $3 Million.

Moderately less if one wished...
10-23-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 478
Posted By CliffordK

Perhaps rmgelston can take some basic...

Perhaps rmgelston can take some basic measurements of the frame.

Center of the crankset/bottom bracket up to the top of the top tube along the seat tube (or the top of the mast, but I like to...
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 553
Posted By CliffordK

I was experimenting a while ago. I'll probably...

I was experimenting a while ago. I'll probably change it for a 61T sometime. Although, the actual choice up front depends a lot on the rearend.

I've been doing more commuting for a while and not...
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 553
Posted By CliffordK

Hard to say about the cat in the video. It...

Hard to say about the cat in the video. It appeared to be affectionate, not the typical feral cat. But, didn't like the leash thing. and, there are moments when one should just let a cat loose to...
10-23-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 331
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: So like a woman can have women's shoe...

:foo:

So like a woman can have women's shoe sizes and men's shoe sizes... perhaps also have separate category listings.

I could imagine women being given a choice of a 30 mile vs 60 mile race.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

OSATA is simply an abbreviation that Bike Friday...

OSATA is simply an abbreviation that Bike Friday came up with... One Size Adjusts to All. So, their sliding frame technology could be used on a diverse number of models.

Many of the current...
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 553
Posted By CliffordK

Well, I say that my kitten adopted me. She...

Well, I say that my kitten adopted me.

She showed up on the back porch crying. Too shy to be seen, but she responded to my voice.

A little milk, then later some catfood, and it was all over....
10-23-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 478
Posted By CliffordK

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/produc...

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/12113/

It appears to be a basic horizontal top tube bike, so likely fairly traditional measurements.

However, I'm not seeing any smaller...
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 553
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, no, and I let my kitten watch the Pinky...

Oh, no, and I let my kitten watch the Pinky video. :eek:

She's been getting her collar and leash training.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

If they deemed a retired model could be...

If they deemed a retired model could be resurrected to be profitable, they could do it. Although the Tikit needed a pause in production in part to help the Pakit gain traction.

We need details...
10-23-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By CliffordK

I'm not sure placement in or out will make much...

I'm not sure placement in or out will make much difference for a single magnet or a couple of magnets. However, for high power, one needs to have multiple pole reversals. So, it might make sense to...
10-23-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By CliffordK

As far as failed power meters. Several...

As far as failed power meters.

Several companies have succeeded. Several have failed. Xpedo is a moderate sized pedal company that had planned the Xpedo Thrust E. Lots of big announcements a...
10-23-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By CliffordK

I presume Wellgo must have licensed the...

I presume Wellgo must have licensed the technology. But, perhaps some others did not.

The MKS MM-Cube was similar to SPD, but not quite compatible, but now has been dropped for a fully SPD...
10-23-19, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By CliffordK

Strosfan5's Album ...

Strosfan5's Album

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/503571
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/14737828
...
10-22-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By CliffordK

There is an SPD power meter on its way. ...

There is an SPD power meter on its way.

https://www.iqsquare.com/

https://www.iqsquare.com/img/2652_1464_shop-mountain-product-solo_m.jpg...
10-22-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By CliffordK

I got some of the non-rechargeable lights for...

I got some of the non-rechargeable lights for about $1 each. They would work for a week or so, then time to toss and get the next one.

One issue was pushing them until they got far too dim to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

It was supposed to have been replaced by the...

It was supposed to have been replaced by the Pakit. I don't know if they did a good job with that.

But, I wonder if the Tikit was becoming a growing liability for the company. Did they ever...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 295
Posted By CliffordK

I've wondered about adapting the Nuvinci to some...

I've wondered about adapting the Nuvinci to some kind of a vintage lever shifter, although I think it had a 2-wire interface that could be problematic.

There are a few 2 and 3 speed internal...
10-22-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By CliffordK

Have you looked at REELIGHT? ...

Have you looked at REELIGHT?

https://www.reelight.com/

Spoke mounted magnetic generator for headlights/taillights.
...
10-22-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 899
Posted By CliffordK

Yet, we know there are many of those out there.. ...

Yet, we know there are many of those out there.. Some former 10-speeds without any derailleurs, and a chain stretched around the old freewheel cluster to the front double-ring.

Or, perhaps some...
10-22-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 899
Posted By CliffordK

And, I think that is the question that many...

And, I think that is the question that many police and administrators and reporters don't fully understand.

A true "fixie" has as much of a braking system as a beach cruiser with only a rear...
10-22-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 331
Posted By CliffordK

A lot of issues would be solved by making the...

A lot of issues would be solved by making the Men's category into an "open" category, and the women's category a birth women's, androgen restricted category.

So, all transgender athletes, whether...
10-22-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 478
Posted By CliffordK

He may or may not be getting taller though. ...

He may or may not be getting taller though.

If it is just casual riding, commuting, the occasional group rides, I might try to keep the old bike, at least through the winter.

On the other hand,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

I posted some links to financial disclosures from...

I posted some links to financial disclosures from a couple of years ago. I don't have updated disclosures.

Did you read them and try to understand the finances at that time (and their...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

The plastic bottle cage on my Pocket Rocket is...

The plastic bottle cage on my Pocket Rocket is smashable. Pretty ingenious. Just take the bottle out, and the cage smashes flat. Of course that means it is a bit loose, but functional.

Having a...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 315
Posted By CliffordK

That likely crosses the line between...

That likely crosses the line between private/public. Just like your favorite grocery store is private, but for public access.

I'd really be careful with your construction.

Is that all new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: What may happen if not done properly...

:foo:

What may happen if not done properly is slowly building up debt until the debt exceeds the assets. Then it all comes crumbling down and the future of the company is decided by the court...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

One issue that will be hard to deal with. ...

One issue that will be hard to deal with.

Say they have $3 Million in sales.

About 50% are "hard expenses", so say $1.5 Million.

Having a 2 month backlog means that they are receiving...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

As far as sizes, forks and rear triangles are one...

As far as sizes, forks and rear triangles are one size fits all (depending on model and tires/brakes).

There only need to be a couple of different seatpost mast sizes.

Mainframes could probably...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 315
Posted By CliffordK

Are the steps required? If there is space,...

Are the steps required?

If there is space, perhaps a GOOD ramp and no steps with the proper slope.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

It appears to be a slow evolution. I believe...

It appears to be a slow evolution.

I believe the OSATA is the cheapest bike available by Bike Friday now. It has a similar non-folding short mast like the Companion.

There is also apparently...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

Thanks for the video. I can see the part...

Thanks for the video.

I can see the part that was never put on my bike(s). :eek:

Hmmm, Bike Friday Pocket Companion. Apparently a discontinued model (replaced by OSATA?)

Obviously this...
10-21-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By CliffordK

Note, that one is 31.8, but same general idea.

Note, that one is 31.8, but same general idea.
10-21-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By CliffordK

You will need a shim. If it is listed, it should...

You will need a shim. If it is listed, it should come with the derailleur. Was it shipped to you new, used, new pull, no box, etc?

I'm seeing several from China.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: It sounds like a little too much "by...

:foo:

It sounds like a little too much "by the book".

I can understand why a company wouldn't wish to experiment, but I think all the bike part companies made some confusion with the 8/9/10...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 315
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Perhaps we need a better explanation...

:foo:

Perhaps we need a better explanation from CrankyOne of where the steps are going, and who will have access to them.

For personal use at a house, I either carry bikes up and down the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

I watched the Bike Friday "tour" video. ...

I watched the Bike Friday "tour" video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exM-X9JD2CI

Hanna seems to indicate that the process is to first get the order, then purchase the components.

That...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

I bought a Tikit that needs a bit of tuning, but...

I bought a Tikit that needs a bit of tuning, but I haven't really been too excited to ride it. But, I think that should be quick to get the basic fold, although I'm not sure it fits into my older...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 315
Posted By CliffordK

Cargo bikes? I assume there are a variety of...

Cargo bikes?

I assume there are a variety of sizes and styles.

With inline wheels one can overhang a ramp a bit. With side-by-side wheels, it has to be a bit wider. I'd prefer about 4 feet,...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 315
Posted By CliffordK

Good point. There have to be standards for...

Good point.

There have to be standards for ramps, and probably full ADA ramps.

Anything less, and you set yourself up for legal issues.


This is what we have in Springfield. :eek:
Path...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

I noticed on their Bike Model page: ...

I noticed on their Bike Model page:

https://www.bikefriday.com/folding-bikes/bike-models


" Production spots are out to December 2019
Contact us to secure one for Your bike!"


Today is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,301
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: That brings up a question of what...

:foo:

That brings up a question of what exactly is a "Luxury" folder?

The Air Friday has been discontinued.

My Pocket Rocket came equipped with Ultegra 9s, but I have to wonder what...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 315
Posted By CliffordK

I find the slope of steps tends to be pretty...

I find the slope of steps tends to be pretty intense. Certainly some feathering the ends into the walkway would be nice.

You might look at wheelchair ramps (ADA compliant). That may well get you...
10-21-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,126
Posted By CliffordK

Yep. A file or very fine grinder can also...

Yep.

A file or very fine grinder can also help polish up the ends.
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