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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,317
Posted By Revoltingest

​​​​ I wonder if skinnier tires would be the...

​​​​ I wonder if skinnier tires would be the solution.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

At the current pace, mine should arrive in 2023. ...

At the current pace, mine should arrive in 2023.
But I expect assembly to pick up, since much
current effort is devoted streamlining production.
Perhaps by the time mine is due, I'll get fenders,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,317
Posted By Revoltingest

1) A sloping handlebar post is a great idea, but...

1) A sloping handlebar post is a great idea, but doesn't
look compatible with Helix's attachment system.
At least quality replacement stems are cheap.
2) A seatpost mounted rear rack would work...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,785
Posted By Revoltingest

My daughter lives & works in NYC. She just...

My daughter lives & works in NYC. She just renewed her lease with no increase. I suspect this is because NYC has been losing population over the last couple years. As a landlord, I've raised rents...
04-30-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,203
Posted By Revoltingest

Around here the MUPs are so crowded that no one...

Around here the MUPs are so crowded that no one uses them anymore.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

Latest update is posted. Difficulties in...

Latest update is posted.
Difficulties in assembly are being solved, & a new assembler will start Monday.
20 bikes have been shipped.
Another 30 are ready but for awaiting forks & steerers.
04-25-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,658
Posted By Revoltingest

"They say the greatest tragedy is when a father...

"They say the greatest tragedy is when a father outlives his son.
I have never fully understood why. Frankly, I can see an upside to it!"
Abe Simpson
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,317
Posted By Revoltingest

Is the rear wheel touching the frame (when...

Is the rear wheel touching the frame (when folded) the reason it rolls only on the front wheel?
04-18-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By Revoltingest

I'll be thinking of it now.

I'll be thinking of it now.
04-15-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By Revoltingest

I move a fair amount of heavy machinery. Good...

I move a fair amount of heavy machinery.
Good advice:
Always have a healthy sense of paranoia about your equipment failing....
Jacks, lifting straps, chains, tires, ground underneath.
All those...
04-14-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,671
Posted By Revoltingest

I hauled a drill press once in a trailer behind...

I hauled a drill press once in a trailer behind my bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-13-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,785
Posted By Revoltingest

Perhaps you could explain what it means to...

Perhaps you could explain what it means to "monetize" a loss with your properties?
(I'd never figured out how to make money owning buildings with no profit.)
With vacant buildings, the income is...
04-12-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,593
Posted By Revoltingest

It is indeed extremely rare. It only happened...

It is indeed extremely rare. It only happened once to me back in the 70s.
I was lucky to survive the collision, bouncing down the road,
& landing in the ditch. Praise be to helmets, eh.
I don't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

Latest update has arrived. Production issues...

Latest update has arrived.
Production issues are being solved.
Bikes 11-30 are going out this week.
Forum: Touring
04-06-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,961
Posted By Revoltingest

Suggestions based upon snowboarding & bike...

Suggestions based upon snowboarding & bike commuting as low as windy -5F....
- Wear good ski goggles over your glasses (as others have said).
- Handlebar pogies offer more warmth & dexterity. In...
04-05-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By Revoltingest

Self fusing tapes vary. I've used a rubber...

Self fusing tapes vary.
I've used a rubber variety for many years, found it useful, but not perfect....
- Prolonged contact with my hands (landscape tool handles) causes it to break down, & peel....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By Revoltingest

Setting aside efficiency issues of hubless...

Setting aside efficiency issues of hubless wheels,
the seat sits almost directly over the rear wheel's center.
That's some pretty awkward riding geometry.
04-05-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By Revoltingest

I buy all sorts of brands of tools. But for some...

I buy all sorts of brands of tools. But for some jobs, only the best will do,
eg, only Snap-On's British Std offset box end wrenches that would work
on my 1960s Triumph 500. And for heavy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

I'm pleased waiting for a better bike than...

I'm pleased waiting for a better bike than expected because of Peter's obsessive attention.
Still....I'd be very happy to get it soon.
04-04-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By Revoltingest

Snap-On started in 1920. Craftsman Tool Co has...

Snap-On started in 1920.
Craftsman Tool Co has a patent dated 1907, but this is a different company from the Craftsman
brand sold at Sears. (They made a strange roller jaw pipe wrench. I have a...
04-04-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By Revoltingest

I always liked Craftsman tools, but they weren't...

I always liked Craftsman tools, but they weren't top shelf compared to brands like Snap On.
(Craftsman box end wrenches were always clumsy & thick walled.)
For cutting tools, I like Knipex (from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

We shouldn't estimate future production by...

We shouldn't estimate future production by figures achieved while still designing & debugging the process.
04-01-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,380
Posted By Revoltingest

The internet has changed everything.... - Often...

The internet has changed everything....
- Often no sales tax
- Bigger inventory
- Cheaper
- No driving anywhere
04-01-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,426
Posted By Revoltingest

Dupuytrens contracture.....my father didn't leave...

Dupuytrens contracture.....my father didn't leave me money, but he did let me inherit this.
I'm really lucky so far. It's just in my left pinky, which is curled into a permanent hook.
(I had a...
Forum: Touring
03-30-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,412
Posted By Revoltingest

I hate rain pants. They're bulky (especially on a...

I hate rain pants. They're bulky (especially on a bike seat), & not so breathable.
Chaps breathe much better, weigh less, & take up less storage space.
Use a bike-appropriate poncho (for really...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

Questions are good. Ya don't know if'n ya don't...

Questions are good.
Ya don't know if'n ya don't ask.

Changebike is different from Helix to an extent greater than the 2" wheel size difference.
- Helix folds smaller & faster, so it's more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Revoltingest

I look forward to seeing the Otto. I'm bringing...

I look forward to seeing the Otto.
I'm bringing my new 25 HP Backus to install next to it's big brother.
And if I'm really lucky, I'll be riding my new Helix (ordered 2 years ago).
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

We'll post that when we start receiving our...

We'll post that when we start receiving our bikes.
I've no doubt that Changebike is better for some people & applications.
But the fold is too large for me, & the Helix is cooler, so I'll stick...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

Much smaller fold. And it's titanium.

Much smaller fold.
And it's titanium.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Revoltingest

Your voice sounds very familiar. Have I seen...

Your voice sounds very familiar.
Have I seen you biking around Coolspring PA?
03-21-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,417
Posted By Revoltingest

That looks like the one I wore back in the late...

That looks like the one I wore back in the late 70s when a drunk ran me down.
My head was the only thing that didn't hurt. The helmet gave its life for me.
03-21-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,417
Posted By Revoltingest

I decided to retire my last helmet, which was...

I decided to retire my last helmet, which was over a decade old.
Plastics age. Now I have a Savant with .......
Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,937
Posted By Revoltingest

Given the kind of function they perform, they're...

Given the kind of function they perform, they're quite reliable.
Total fly-by-wire control systems do well.
Forum: Foo
03-20-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,937
Posted By Revoltingest

Time will illuminate, as automation becomes more...

Time will illuminate, as automation becomes more sophisticated, capable & robust.
Human beings aren't so upgradable.
Note also that the F-16 is aerodynamically unstable, so the pilot actually...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,937
Posted By Revoltingest

Thanx for the quoted text. The workarounds...

Thanx for the quoted text.
The workarounds mentioned don't appear to be directly related to the crashes of the 737 Max though.
I'm only speculating based upon (unreliable) info in the news, but it...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,937
Posted By Revoltingest

Actually, a trained human brain is also fallible....

Actually, a trained human brain is also fallible. Investigations of numerous crashes show the plane warning the pilot that he's in trouble, yet the pilot ignores the warnings, eg, flying into...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,937
Posted By Revoltingest

I can't read your article because I've reached my...

I can't read your article because I've reached my limit of free ones.
It would be more properly called a new design based upon an earlier airframe.
Note also that the crash appears to be a failure...
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,937
Posted By Revoltingest

The pilot actually was too low. He was performing...

The pilot actually was too low. He was performing a dangerous
maneuver, & hadn't properly prepared for his flight plan.
Ref....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_296
Ideally, pilots...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,785
Posted By Revoltingest

Someone made it about taxes & accounting. I...

Someone made it about taxes & accounting. I addressed that.
It's significant because your local LBS won't fail for that reason.
We've lost some here for various reasons, one of which was an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

For the sake of accuracy, the update didn't say...

For the sake of accuracy, the update didn't say "under" or "below" 20 pounds.
Even a 1.5# reduction looks costly.
But my "costly" might be someone else's cheap.
$500 might do it, but I wouldn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,785
Posted By Revoltingest

It seems that New Yorkers don't speak "southern",...

It seems that New Yorkers don't speak "southern", & misunderstood my
message of polite dismissal, & agreement to disagree about tax accounting.
This should help......
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,785
Posted By Revoltingest

So you aren't actually in the business, eh. ...

So you aren't actually in the business, eh.
Bless your heart.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,785
Posted By Revoltingest

Federal tax law applies in all states & cities...

Federal tax law applies in all states & cities within, even NYC.
Do you claim a lost rent deduction from your taxes?
How much commercial property do you manage?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,785
Posted By Revoltingest

I avoid NYC if at all possible. I'm just...

I avoid NYC if at all possible.
I'm just telling you how accounting & tax law actually work.
Ask your own CPA to verify.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,785
Posted By Revoltingest

There's no deduction for rent one doesn't...

There's no deduction for rent one doesn't receive.
(Although there are accounting complexities when using the accrual system.)
So there's no financial or tax advantage to leaving a unit vacant....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

About being the "best folder".... ...

About being the "best folder"....
https://smallbusiness.chron.com/puffery-advertising-24357.html

It's like advertising that Coors beer is the "most refreshing".
Has anyone here felt betrayed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

If I were a svelte athlete, & racing my Helix in...

If I were a svelte athlete, & racing my Helix in a Tour de Something, 3# would be a deal breaker.
But I'm not, & I won't, so it isn't.
No other 24 incher will fit where I'll carry it.
24" is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

I don't know about that feature. But I aim mine...

I don't know about that feature.
But I aim mine as low as practical, looking for road features.
I don't think I'd blind anyone who isn't lying in the road.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

I've owned bikes with different kinds of dynamos....

I've owned bikes with different kinds of dynamos. The hub ones are nice, but are spendy
& specific to one bike. The wheel rubbers don't work consistently in snow. But a good
battery operated light...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 452,223
Posted By Revoltingest

The rear is indeed similar to bikes like...

The rear is indeed similar to bikes like Brompton, so the Helix only has
a relative weight penalty in the bigger size of its rear latch & rear hinge.
But it less compact folders like my Dahon...
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