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10-27-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,661
Posted By Bikeman58

Actually was poster prior to you who suggested...

Actually was poster prior to you who suggested that not only was aluminum lighter, but you could negotiate lower price on a steel bike because of the steel factor. As someone who goes out of their...
10-14-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,661
Posted By Bikeman58

Recently bought a Burley Samba and am really...

Recently bought a Burley Samba and am really pleased with it. Don't want to offend anyone, but the notion that steel is inferior to aluminum (as frame material) is laughable. While aluminum is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,999
Posted By Bikeman58

Glad you are still riding, and glad you have...

Glad you are still riding, and glad you have saddles you like. Still, I am glad there are choices out there. The Seat allows me to do a lot more riding than I would otherwise(though I wish they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-15, 07:40 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,999
Posted By Bikeman58

Use The Seat on 5 of my 8 current bikes

Sorry about your bad experience with a noseless saddle. I still think it is an excellent saddle for certain bikes, though not without limitations. As you say, the use of your thighs to hold the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,741
Posted By Bikeman58

Yes, used is a great option. Recently picked up...

Yes, used is a great option. Recently picked up a Melon Slice for $150. It has a nicer drive train than my Genesis came with or my Downtube. The Shimano Sora derailleur on the Melon is a big step...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-15, 06:26 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,999
Posted By Bikeman58

Noseless saddle. Doesn't cause numbness. You...

Noseless saddle. Doesn't cause numbness. You almost lean against as opposed to sitting on. My wife always wanted a big padded saddle until I got her one of these. We are both converts. I use...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,999
Posted By Bikeman58

I am a big fan of the Planet Bike rack I have...

I am a big fan of the Planet Bike rack I have been using the past several years. It can require minor modification to make it fit and be level, but it is a true functional rack... unlike so many...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,999
Posted By Bikeman58

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More pics448309448310448311448316
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,999
Posted By Bikeman58

Picture of work in progress 448298

Picture of work in progress 448298
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,999
Posted By Bikeman58

I stand by what I said with a caveat: you have to...

I stand by what I said with a caveat: you have to be a bike mechanic, technically proficient, or willing to learn, to really get the value out of the Genesis. I can pick up better parts and replace...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,999
Posted By Bikeman58

Thanks for the info and encouragement. I am...

Thanks for the info and encouragement. I am enjoying this bike way more than I expected. Was thinking it was a stop gap measure, but suspect I will keep it around. My only concern is the folding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,999
Posted By Bikeman58

So I went Genesis... and a couple of weeks in...

So I went Genesis... and a couple of weeks in have no regrets. Solidly built frame and okay parts. Came with a bent rear axle, but Kent sent me out a new rear wheel and I had it in less than a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,741
Posted By Bikeman58

I ended up buying the Genesis, figuring that if I...

I ended up buying the Genesis, figuring that if I don't love it it will be a good guest bike. At $200., it is very impressive, and Kent has great customer service, not to mention a better warranty...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bikeman58

Oops... missed the word "used." Still I would...

Oops... missed the word "used." Still I would get it to a bike mechanic before speculating what the problem is. Contacting GreenZone is still a viable approach as they could provide specs that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bikeman58

Given that this bike is just a week old, I would...

Given that this bike is just a week old, I would consider returning it, or at least reaching out to GreenZone, as inexpensive parts should not mean defective. Of course, you might want to get it to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-15, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,667
Posted By Bikeman58

Yes, they are disposable... and I would be happy...

Yes, they are disposable... and I would be happy to recycle them for you. Just let me know when you want them picked up. I hate to see things going into landfills.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,999
Posted By Bikeman58

Just curious how you got this price. In my...

Just curious how you got this price. In my market the Flyby is $600... less a 20% member special discount = $480. + $38.40 in sales tax = $518.40... almost $100 more than you paid. You must have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,999
Posted By Bikeman58

Impressed by GENESIS

Okay... I am officially impressed by this and will likely take the Genesis plunge. My only question is how strong/stiff is the stem assembly. I like to ride out of the saddle a fair amount and some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,741
Posted By Bikeman58

Just want to be able to replace with stock / off...

Just want to be able to replace with stock / off the shelf parts in case something goes wrong and you aren't near a dealer / don't have time or location to ship parts
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 294,824
Posted By Bikeman58

Mini Velo... practical or gimmick?

Just curious if someone could explain what the appeal of the Bigshot Polo (and bikes of this ilk - Mini Velos) is besides novelty.... I guess it may be slightly lighter and shorter than a full sized...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,741
Posted By Bikeman58

Thought I had a good welder... but he's had the...

Thought I had a good welder... but he's had the bike for 6+ months now and hasn't gotten to it. Also tried to work with Downtube, the maker/marketer of the bike, but no luck there either. I am...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,741
Posted By Bikeman58

I like buying used too, unfortunately there are...

I like buying used too, unfortunately there are not a lot of used folding bikes for sale in Atlanta. It is not exactly a bicycle town, although things are getting better. Like the Xootr Swift, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,646
Posted By Bikeman58

A few corrections: 1. Bike is a Downtube Nine...

A few corrections: 1. Bike is a Downtube Nine (XI) 2. purchased a couple of years later than Yan states(mid 2007 - early 2008) The bike broke mid 2014, so it was 6+ years old.
3. Believe this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-15, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,646
Posted By Bikeman58

I don't understand you either

Cost over $300. and came with a full warranty, but WOW... are you really saying that Downtube riders should be appreciative if they get 2000 miles out of your bikes? A bicycle that breaks after a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,646
Posted By Bikeman58

To clarify, the bike is a Roman numeral nine (XI)...

To clarify, the bike is a Roman numeral nine (XI) that was purchased new directly from Yan by a friend who was into folders. He didn't like the reach and convinced me to take it, so he could buy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,646
Posted By Bikeman58

Disappointed with Downtube

Appreciate your perspective, Pinigis, but I disagree. I may be a "newbie" to this forum, but I have a lifetime of experience with bicycles. The bike in question was lightly ridden. I didn't even...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,646
Posted By Bikeman58

Yan makes okay bikes, but doesn't stand behind them any more than he has to

The frame cracked on my 6 year old lightly ridden, well maintained, Downtube 9. There was no accident, no neglect on my part. Since I got the bike, Yan has even modified the design using fatter...
Forum: Introductions
02-27-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Bikeman58

On joining the board...

Bicycles and cycling have always been a part of my life. Worked through high school and college as a bike mechanic, and still have and use my original Park stand PRS-3 and a full complement of tools...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,741
Posted By Bikeman58

Best affordable folding bike for city cycling

Looking for a new folding bike as my Downtube frame tubing cracked. Anyone have any suggestions for an affordable folder?... $500ish. I'm looking for a company that gives a lifetime warranty on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 402,881
Posted By Bikeman58

Looking for a new folding bike as my Downtube...

Looking for a new folding bike as my Downtube frame tubing cracked. Anyone have any suggestions for an affordable folder? I'm looking for a company that gives a lifetime warranty on the frame. ...
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