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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,093
Posted By linberl

Maybe think about buying a second hand folder...

Maybe think about buying a second hand folder with a great frame. Take the $ saved and throw a boatload of super lite dura ace on it, some super lite new wheels, etc. You can also buy used BF PR; if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By linberl

Spend enough and you can get down to 15 lbs now,...

Spend enough and you can get down to 15 lbs now, lol. But it's costly.
09-09-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By linberl

I don't know where you live, I'm in the Bay Area...

I don't know where you live, I'm in the Bay Area and our streets are often more pothole than pavement. There are folks with them using them in New York on the streets and in London that I actually...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,166
Posted By linberl

Check out Bike Friday. 20" wheels with electric...

Check out Bike Friday. 20" wheels with electric option, lightweight, packable, and fully customizable. You can get it set up so she's fully upright if that's what she prefers. If you don't go...
09-09-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By linberl

Grin Technologies in Canada offers a variety of...

Grin Technologies in Canada offers a variety of kits. They make the system Bike Friday uses. Some of their kits can even go on airplanes if you travel with your bike. As you mentioned there is...
09-08-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By linberl

You can add a kit that weighs 10 lbs or less, if...

You can add a kit that weighs 10 lbs or less, if that interests you. Quite a few on the market. Since you have 2 bikes, you might consider one of the friction drive systems that can be moved from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By linberl

I get the heavier the bike thing except that I...

I get the heavier the bike thing except that I can control and hold a lighter bike, not a heavier one. Without the human element, sure the heavier bike is less likely to flip. But my ability to hold...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By linberl

Ooh, sorry that happened to you. I've hit some...

Ooh, sorry that happened to you. I've hit some big potholes in the dark on my Bike Friday pakiT but never endo'd. Maybe the much lighter bike weight has something to do with it since the wheels are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By linberl

If you've gone over the bars on a smaller wheeled...

If you've gone over the bars on a smaller wheeled bike, you must be really talented, lol. I'm a senior citizen, and every time I've encountered something that created instability, I just hit the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By linberl

Smaller wheels are more fun because you can just...

Smaller wheels are more fun because you can just put your feet down and be instantly stable. A 700c wheeled bicycle makes an endo a much more painful experience.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By linberl

It's not because it folds, it is because it has...

It's not because it folds, it is because it has smaller wheels. Minovelos are more fun, too. Small wheel bikes and more nimble and accelerate faster. So they just feel less cumbersome than full...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,166
Posted By linberl

Helix (search this forum) is the only bike I have...

Helix (search this forum) is the only bike I have seen that really successfully marries larger wheels with a compact fold. If you can afford one, and can wait a bit for it, that might solve your...
08-30-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,804
Posted By linberl

It's been written about many times before on...

It's been written about many times before on here. People use ebikes for many different reasons. Physical assist due to injury/age, difficult terrain, commuting and not wanting to arrive gross,...
08-29-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,804
Posted By linberl

Yeah, you're still not getting the apples to...

Yeah, you're still not getting the apples to oranges thing. OM adds 4.5lbs to a bike with the small battery. It can be used on multiple bikes in your stable so you can end up with 2 or 3 or 4 ebikes...
08-28-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,804
Posted By linberl

Lol, you're a youngster. At some point as you...

Lol, you're a youngster. At some point as you age, your body will not accept all your choices. Then you either have to decide to limit your activities or assist your body. It'll be interesting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By linberl

Something to keep in the back of your mind -...

Something to keep in the back of your mind - these guys make a brompton specific e bike kit which has good reviews: https://www.swytchbike.com It takes a couple months to get it once you sign up,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By linberl

If there's a brompton dealer with their e-assist...

If there's a brompton dealer with their e-assist model you can try nearby, that would be ideal. Or if there are some local message boards where you might find commuters using e-assist where you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By linberl

I've got a pakiT. I'm 5'4". They are available...

I've got a pakiT. I'm 5'4". They are available in 4 frame sizes and then BF customizes the seat height and the reach to the handlebars to fit the measurements you provide them. So, yes, the bike...
08-27-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,804
Posted By linberl

You're talking apples to oranges, though. The...

You're talking apples to oranges, though. The Creo runs between $9k and 14k depending on the model. My BF (custom made) along with the 20 second removable e-bike system cost me around $3k. And it...
08-27-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,804
Posted By linberl

That's certainly your choice. I otoh want to...

That's certainly your choice. I otoh want to continue to enjoy the same rides I do now and continue to do them with my friends. I see no reason to deny myself the pleasure of the views I love while...
08-27-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,804
Posted By linberl

Afraid I have to disagree with you as some...

Afraid I have to disagree with you as some aftermarket solutions as much more stealthy and sexier looking than commercial designs, especially because they retain the light weight tubing. For example,...
08-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,804
Posted By linberl

I use mine to climb hills I can't climb anymore...

I use mine to climb hills I can't climb anymore due to age and knee deterioration. Has nothing to do with speed at all.
08-27-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,804
Posted By linberl

I found nearly all ebikes commercially made to be...

I found nearly all ebikes commercially made to be very heavy and not great riders (unless you get way up into the big bucks). You might consider an add on kit for your own, fit and comfortable, bike....
08-26-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By linberl

Yeah, but the cool thing about OM is that you can...

Yeah, but the cool thing about OM is that you can move it from bike to bike if you have more than one. I do. And I have a friend who got one and uses it on his folder and also on his road bike AND...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,265
Posted By linberl

The Tikit is an awesome bike. The fact BF no...

The Tikit is an awesome bike. The fact BF no longer makes it is because it was too expensive for them to produce, not because it wasn't selling. It's an amazing bike with a huge fan base because it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,175
Posted By linberl

Has it been determined that the bike is indeed...

Has it been determined that the bike is indeed misaligned? Just because the OP has trouble riding no hands doesn't necessarily mean that. Did I miss a post that showed the alignment had been...
08-21-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By linberl

Onemotor.co. Entire thing removes in seconds.

Onemotor.co. Entire thing removes in seconds.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,175
Posted By linberl

To be fair, comparing a 16" to 20" isn't exactly...

To be fair, comparing a 16" to 20" isn't exactly the same. My Dahon Mu Uno is easier to ride one handed than my Bike Friday. I assume it
is partly wheel size (thus wheelbase/geometry), partly the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,175
Posted By linberl

Okay, if she can't ride with one hand then you...

Okay, if she can't ride with one hand then you should return it. Now on my BF, if I ride one-handed, there is still definitely some "squirrely" movement and the bike does not track perfectly...
08-16-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,903
Posted By linberl

Our local police don't know much about e-bikes so...

Our local police don't know much about e-bikes so if they see pedals, they figure it's legal on pathways. I'm guessing many jurisdictions, if they control e-bikes at all, use pedals as the first...
08-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,903
Posted By linberl

I think it's important to look at why/how people...

I think it's important to look at why/how people use e-bikes. Some are using it strictly for transport, point A to B, as quickly as they can. Some are using it for exercise or recreational fun. Some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,175
Posted By linberl

IF it's a problem with the frame that is going to...

IF it's a problem with the frame that is going to cause any other issues, return it. If the problem is only going to result in being unable to ride hands free (which most folders do very badly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,175
Posted By linberl

If it's not a mechanical issue waiting to happen,...

If it's not a mechanical issue waiting to happen, and your wife isn't going to ride hands free, then don't worry about it. If you think it is indicative of a mechanical problem, then return it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,175
Posted By linberl

Folders ARE hard to ride no hands. And with the...

Folders ARE hard to ride no hands. And with the smaller tires, it's not all the safe anyway. One small rock and oops. My BF frame and assembly is perfect and I can't ride no hands for more than a...
08-13-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,903
Posted By linberl

Ok, I get it.. You like to complain but haven't...

Ok, I get it.. You like to complain but haven't any solutions. Peace out.
08-13-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,903
Posted By linberl

So what sort of restrictions are you suggesting? ...

So what sort of restrictions are you suggesting? Cargo weight limits? Mass limits? I've absolutely no problem with powered cargo bikes that families use to move their kids around - it's one less...
08-12-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,903
Posted By linberl

Well, yeah, that is a lot. My bike with motor and...

Well, yeah, that is a lot. My bike with motor and battery is 23.5lb and I'm not big so bike+me is just over 150lb. With my costco load I hit maybe 200lbs. There are plenty guys out there riding that...
08-12-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,903
Posted By linberl

I pull 40lbs of dog food and Costco stuff behind...

I pull 40lbs of dog food and Costco stuff behind me on my bike with the motor attached (only way I can pull that load up the hills) but I do not go 20mph or anywhere near that with a load. So - again...
08-12-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,903
Posted By linberl

Thank you. Unfortunately, this "headline" on...

Thank you. Unfortunately, this "headline" on various news sites has probably confirmed anti-ebike bias for many. They won't let facts get in the way.
08-12-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,903
Posted By linberl

You know, someone's always going to complain....

You know, someone's always going to complain. When I ride without my motor (easily removed from bike) for exercise, I get passed WAAAY too close by guys in lycra going 20-26mph trying to beat Strava...
08-11-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,903
Posted By linberl

Max speed 80mph, 20 times more powerful than...

Max speed 80mph, 20 times more powerful than legal e-bikes in most of the U.S.
https://www.treehugger.com/simon-cowell-did-not-fall-off-an-e-bike-5074440
08-10-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,903
Posted By linberl

I read Cowell said it was an off road e-bike...

I read Cowell said it was an off road e-bike (likely higher speed) and he should have read the manual, apparently he was turning and shifting at the same time and ended up doing a wheelie and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,479
Posted By linberl

For fitting in a shopping cart the measurement...

For fitting in a shopping cart the measurement only needs to be at the lower point below the "tab" on the back end so you don't need to compensate for the angling back of the seat mast (that happens...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,479
Posted By linberl

Ha, ha, I bring a 40b bag of dog food home on...

Ha, ha, I bring a 40b bag of dog food home on mine from Costco every month. Works great with the Travoy. It's funny I have never ever seen anyone use a Brompton in a store like that here. I have,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,479
Posted By linberl

Well, I've never actually measured our carts...

Well, I've never actually measured our carts here, lol. But I just measured my pakiT quick folded with the wheel turned (size small frame) and it is less than 30". I put it in the cart diagonally...
08-09-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By linberl

I'd be more concerned about how the dog will like...

I'd be more concerned about how the dog will like it. See if you can borrow one before you buy. My dog was very clear she was NOT having it. Once I knew that, I got a different kind of trailer,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,479
Posted By linberl

Well, I've taken my pakit on many busses, one...

Well, I've taken my pakit on many busses, one train, light rail (often), put it in car share trunks and fit it every week in a supermarket cart (trolley, I guess, to you). and it fits in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By linberl

Ahh. thanks. I hope he makes it work; love to...

Ahh. thanks. I hope he makes it work; love to see a local guy get somewhere.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,479
Posted By linberl

I've never removed the front wheel to fold; the...

I've never removed the front wheel to fold; the quick fold with turning the fork around is very compact. You only need to remove the wheel if you use the silly backpack thing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,479
Posted By linberl

Hey, sent you a PM so maybe you can respond.

Hey, sent you a PM so maybe you can respond.
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