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06-26-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,375
Posted By linberl

I'm not affiliated with this company but they do...

I'm not affiliated with this company but they do cover e-bikes. https://velosurance.com/blog/velosurance-for-electric-bicycles/ A $3500 ebike is about $22/mo.
06-26-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By linberl

It does, but like I said email them and ask. ...

It does, but like I said email them and ask. Even if Jeff doesn't have a mount for this, if it is possible and there's a demand, he can make one (like he did for the rear
of my pakiT). Especially...
06-26-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By linberl

Might be a while before I can tell you what it is...

Might be a while before I can tell you what it is like in the wet -- we probably won't see any until November now. I took it up to Tilden and Grizzly Peak and it had no problem whatsoever charging up...
06-26-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By linberl

Email Jeff @ info@shareroller.com. He rides a...

Email Jeff @ info@shareroller.com. He rides a Brommie so I am sure he knows already. He does make a Brommie custom mount for the front wheel, though....
06-26-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By linberl

Review of OneMotor (the device formerly known as Shareroller)

I've now had my 1M for a little over a week or so. It can be mounted on any bike (or scooter) and has multiple mount options for front or rear mounting. Onemotor.co for more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By linberl

Something really attractive to carry her...

Something really attractive to carry her stuff....check out Po Campo bags and the Linus Sac. A nice riding windbreaker and really cute helmet (not exactly on the bike). Helmets:
Yakkay, Bern,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By linberl

Get some non-bleach Clorox wipes. No bleach...

Get some non-bleach Clorox wipes. No bleach style. You can wipe the frame in 10 seconds and then run it over the chain. Do it every day, total time is maybe 45 seconds maximum.
It will keep you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

Exactly my point - don't lock up a bike you can't...

Exactly my point - don't lock up a bike you can't afford to lose. It doesn't matter what kind of lock you use, if someone wants to steal your bike, they will. If it never happens, count yourself...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By linberl

Hasn't happened, but then my bike isn't left...

Hasn't happened, but then my bike isn't left filthy. If you get a new bike and don't clean it, you'll just have another filthy bike, lol.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By linberl

Dahon makes a slip over cover, the carry on it's...

Dahon makes a slip over cover, the carry on it's called i think. But you could just get some rip stop nylon and have someone sew a nice square with a zipper on one side. I actually cut the straps out...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

We have bike link lockers here in the Bay Area...

We have bike link lockers here in the Bay Area but they are mostly at transit stations. A few are at supermarkets. They're mostly for commuters so it doesn't exactly encourage using a bike instead of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

I'm almost 70 years old, I held that angle...

I'm almost 70 years old, I held that angle grinder in my weak old lady hands and cut that sucker fast. No support. It was locked around the top tube so I pulled the bike onto the side and just cut....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By linberl

Censor bot is having a meltdown, lol.

Censor bot is having a meltdown, lol.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By linberl

Takes about a minute to do it on my stand. Yeah,...

Takes about a minute to do it on my stand. Yeah, you can lather the whole thing but then you need to spend time cleaning off the sides of the chain so they don't pick up crud and get on stuff. Squirt...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

My son lost the key to his bike in his apartment...

My son lost the key to his bike in his apartment basement so I borrowed a neighbor's angle grinder. Took me less than 3 minutes to cut it off (a huge Kryptonite lock), and that included setting up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,612
Views: 254,854
Posted By linberl

Another Tikit, $650. ...

Another Tikit, $650. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/d/albany-bike-friday-folding-bike/6918132179.html Also, someone is selling a Brompton, looks to be very old, for
$250!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By linberl

No rust at all so far with Squirt, one year in. ...

No rust at all so far with Squirt, one year in. I drop one drop on each roller and wipe the outside of the chain, front and back, so it's a very clean lube. I always do it after a ride and let it...
06-23-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By linberl

Yes, it is pricey but if you have more than one...

Yes, it is pricey but if you have more than one bike, it becomes very reasonable. You'll pay at least $600 min. for a kit for one bike, a cheap kit, and it won't do 28mph nor be lightweight, nor come...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By linberl

If you don't prep it properly, then don't bother...

If you don't prep it properly, then don't bother doing it. You'll end up with a mess. I've been told you can you those machines they clean jewelry with, ultrasonics, but I've not done it.
Mineral...
06-22-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By linberl

Is there some reason you keep censoring the name of my bike?

I ride a Bike Friday ****t. I tried typing that into a message reply and it was "bleeped" with asterisks. What? It's the name of the bike, look it up.
Nutz.... (in case it did it on this message,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By linberl

Squirt is awesome. I use it on my Bike Friday...

Squirt is awesome. I use it on my Bike Friday ****t. You gotta prep the chain properly first, that's really important with wax. OMG, this forum won't let me say p@k1T, the
name of my bike, hahahaha....
06-22-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By linberl

So there are different mounts, depending on what...

So there are different mounts, depending on what you want to do. There are front mounts, rear mounts, rack mounts, seatpost mounts. And Jeff will consider making a custom mount for unique situations...
06-21-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By linberl

Super light weight portable e-bike drive kit

Some of you may be familiar with a product called ShareRoller. It was a crowd funded e bike drive system that took about as long as Helix to come to fruition, lol. However, it is live now. I...
06-19-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,315
Posted By linberl

Depending on what's going on with her back (has...

Depending on what's going on with her back (has she seen a doc?) she may find a very upright position is actually uncomfortable and compresses the discs, especially on bumps.
A "slight" forward...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

I'll definitely be getting to Alameda. My adult...

I'll definitely be getting to Alameda. My adult son has been waiting to show me the Bay Farm trail and I've just been waiting on my motor. I'll PM you once I know when we are gonna ride it. Yeah,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

I'd love to see the face of someone in rural...

I'd love to see the face of someone in rural Africa watching you fold the Brompton, lol. With our tall buildings and security systems we think we have progress, ha!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

People who will steal bikes will also take...

People who will steal bikes will also take anything not nailed down. Either they find some way to use it, sell it, or make a few bucks recycling it. Hell, my son had a empty triangle bag taken off...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

I'm sure it's fine, I'm just saying systems that...

I'm sure it's fine, I'm just saying systems that aren't made by Brompton can be excellent as well, in response to an earlier poster. And - it is heavy. And - you do have to remove the battery
bag...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

I guess it depends on where you live. I would...

I guess it depends on where you live. I would never leave an electric battery mounted on a bike here, and any wheel with a motor needs to be u-locked. And even then, you can come back and find it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

No... they did a great job with the sound. The...

No... they did a great job with the sound. The sound is much lower pitched and blends in with traffic and city noise. I don't notice it at all really. It's not the right thing for someone who wants...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

I would probably agree with this if (1) the...

I would probably agree with this if (1) the 1Motor really was generic and (2) I didn't have one now so I know how well it works. Brompton uses a generic hub system and really it's the mounting system...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

I'm not sure. The inventor is a brompton owner,...

I'm not sure. The inventor is a brompton owner, can't imagine he didn't think of that, I just sent him an email to ask. The unit also has it's own built in lighting system (good for being seen...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By linberl

Or you can do this now, and it's a lot lighter...

Or you can do this now, and it's a lot lighter weigh (4.5 lbs) t, can be removed completely in 10 seconds and used on any other bikes you have. Special mounts available for Brompton so you
can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,612
Views: 254,854
Posted By linberl

someone has a nicely kitted out BF NWT for sale...

someone has a nicely kitted out BF NWT for sale for $600 with thudbuster, chris king, etc. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/d/palo-alto-new-world-tourist-with/6913158618.html includes suitcase...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,412
Posted By linberl

Lolz. Let me know.

Lolz. Let me know.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,412
Posted By linberl

I just found it made the bike heavy and I already...

I just found it made the bike heavy and I already own CO2 as well as a super tiny mini pump, so I replaced the Biologic with a Litepro seatpost. So the pump post is just
hanging around here, along...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,412
Posted By linberl

I've got one I took off my Mu Uno. Works great,...

I've got one I took off my Mu Uno. Works great, even has the black plastic end piece. DM if you want to buy it, happy to sell and ship. $20 plus actually packing/shipping cost.
06-13-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,669
Posted By linberl

I just got an e bike solution for my bikes that...

I just got an e bike solution for my bikes that works for me better than a traditional e-bike. I still want to ride unmotored as much as possible, I want the exercise at full effect and
I like...
06-13-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,756
Posted By linberl

Check out Onemotor.co. I received mine 2 days...

Check out Onemotor.co. I received mine 2 days ago, still figuring out all the functionality so not quite ready yet to review, but....so far it's amazing. Fast. Removes in seconds, fits inside my mini...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By linberl

The battery is mounted with a Topeak water bottle...

The battery is mounted with a Topeak water bottle cage QR mount. I've not hit it once getting on or off, but them I'm used to avoiding a water bottle there so it's basically the same.
Worst case if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By linberl

weird, it's showing on my post. trying again...

weird, it's showing on my post. trying again here....https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/975x757/screen_shot_2019_06_12_at_6_42_33_pm_24c55a0b886cab57dfc1f6cf48ddad1fb432f83b.png...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By linberl

Minimalist electric solution for my two folding bikes

This is my Dahon Mu Uno install of the 1Motor (Shareroller) electric drive. Total weight including battery is 4.5 lbs. Max speed 28mph. I won't have it installed on my
Bike Friday pakiT until...
06-10-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By linberl

I know it's not a standard statistic, otherwise I...

I know it's not a standard statistic, otherwise I would have been able to look it up myself, lol. I just was hoping someone had some experience and noticed the differences. From images, it looks to...
06-09-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By linberl

I tried putting the brake inside the fork but it...

I tried putting the brake inside the fork but it interferes with turning :-(. The least expensive thing for me to do to make it work is install a caliper which fits in the bracket even if I also...
06-08-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By linberl

Ok, so I have looked at millions of pictures of...

Ok, so I have looked at millions of pictures of caliper brakes and read tons of reviews. While it looks like these might fit in terms of my bracket needs (I will have to hit a shop
to actually...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,587
Posted By linberl

If you google "flying with a bike friday" you...

If you google "flying with a bike friday" you will find tons of info on flying with bikes in suitcases. Doesn't matter that yours is a Dahon, the info will still be valid.
It's just that BF owners...
06-06-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By linberl

Yes, except...this is a commercial unit, not a...

Yes, except...this is a commercial unit, not a DIY, and I bought it specifically because I'm not skilled enough to make my own. The bracket has a 1.33" extension so the caliper brake needs to fit...
06-05-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By linberl

My brake fits fine except to add the mount for my...

My brake fits fine except to add the mount for my friction drive....which needs a brake that is 1.25" or less front to back. The Shimano 105 is much longer. It's not really a BF
issue at all,...
06-05-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By linberl

Dual pivot caliper brake question

I need to install a bracket for an accessory on the front wheel of my Bike Friday pakiT. It attaches behind the dual pivot caliper brake as well as at the forks. My current brake, a shimao 105 dp...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,711
Posted By linberl

My mountain bike riding was done in the days when...

My mountain bike riding was done in the days when bikes were rigid, no shocks at all. A 20" could be used off road but I can't imagine it would be a lot of fun. Something you can do for a bit and...
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