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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 272,489
Posted By FolderBeholder

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A winter‘s day in Oceanside, California...(can tell...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 272,489
Posted By FolderBeholder

Interstate ride on Nevada’s/Arizona’s Hoover Dam....

Interstate ride on Nevada’s/Arizona’s Hoover Dam.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 272,489
Posted By FolderBeholder

Sweet ride...love the fenders. Sorry for your...

Sweet ride...love the fenders.
Sorry for your loss...you never forget your “first”.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By FolderBeholder

Did you read the thread I linked? Go to it's most...

Did you read the thread I linked? Go to it's most recent (latest) activity. It's about a Downtube brand bike, cracking for what appears to due to a design element....yet the owner of that very bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By FolderBeholder

I dont think this bicycle has been verified to...

I dont think this bicycle has been verified to have been misaligned, and the offer to return has been made by the manufacturer....seems like a no-brainer. If we're going to speculate on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By FolderBeholder

It's really not intended to be ridden with no...

It's really not intended to be ridden with no hands either! LOL
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By FolderBeholder

As the owner of BOTH a EuroMini Zizzo AND a...

As the owner of BOTH a EuroMini Zizzo AND a Brompton (which cost 6X as much) riding no-handed on the Euro-Mini Zizzo is far more doable than on my Brompton so your argument regarding cost isn't a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,018
Posted By FolderBeholder

I own 4 bicycles, and have a looong history of...

I own 4 bicycles, and have a looong history of motorcycle and scooter ownership (30 years) and everyone of them has seemed to “favor a side”, either in terms of balance, or exhibited tire wear or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By FolderBeholder

Well Zizzo DOES have a 30 day money-back...

Well Zizzo DOES have a 30 day money-back guarantee. If you feel the frame is somehow defective, return it and re-order later? Assuming they have any bikes to ship.

I am curious how you know that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,018
Posted By FolderBeholder

I’m not sure the juice is worth the squeeze as...

I’m not sure the juice is worth the squeeze as they say....sounds like you’ve mounted the front wheel in a way it isn’t intended (potentially unsafe @ axle not seated into fork tangs all the way) so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 375,276
Posted By FolderBeholder

The owner of that bike company claims to be the...

The owner of that bike company claims to be the designer, whatever that means, but clearly any engineer would have given that detail a hard “pass“.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,445
Posted By FolderBeholder

BTDT....Brompton isn't big on evolutionary...

BTDT....Brompton isn't big on evolutionary product development but to answer your not-so-contemporary recommendations the axle bolt stands are woefully unreliable, and of course the seatpost...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,445
Posted By FolderBeholder

Thanks. Now, back to something I DON'T know:...

Thanks.
Now, back to something I DON'T know: why they can't add a small plate for a tradtitional kickstand like I said ( and one that actually works with a loaded rack )
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,018
Posted By FolderBeholder

We bought our EuroMini (now Zizzos) early...

We bought our EuroMini (now Zizzos) early on....2017 I believe. We got Urbanos....back then their top of the line. These darn bikes have been ridden long and hard and owe us nothing! They’ve been...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,435
Posted By FolderBeholder

surprisingly...standard gearing for me

When the Missus and I set-out to order our Brompton 6 speeds we thought the -12% gearing would be a no-brainer. Our San Diego area Brompton retailer had a few Bromptons in stock and allowed us to try...
04-06-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,327
Posted By FolderBeholder

When I do that, people always move to THEIR left,...

When I do that, people always move to THEIR left, forcing me to pass on their right.

Then I exclaim as I pass Them “or...on your right if you prefer!”
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By FolderBeholder

Given the history of Tern frame-weld failures,...

Given the history of Tern frame-weld failures, why would anyone take a chance with so many other good alternatives out there which dont have a history of failures?

My first folder, a $300 Zizzo...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By FolderBeholder

Sure you are....LMAO

Sure you are....LMAO
01-30-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,915
Posted By FolderBeholder

Rough end & start of the new year here...

Congrats Mattthehat on an impressive January!

Due to some rare-ish So-Cal rainfall in early Dec. and the fact that I was travellin in Viet Nam Dec 11 through 27th, my December mileage was only...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,277
Posted By FolderBeholder

Your comment sounds a little “competitively...

Your comment sounds a little “competitively envious” to me Yan. If it wasnt a good deal for Zizzo they probably wouldnt have done it...

In my business trying to reverse engineer a competitors big...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,277
Posted By FolderBeholder

Sounds to me like Zizzo hit the lottery by...

Sounds to me like Zizzo hit the lottery by partnering with Costco...This deal will undoubtedly mean accelerated growth and brand awareness for Zizzo bikes.

This could as they say really put them...
11-25-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By FolderBeholder

Oceanside Bike Trail (San Luis Rey)

Does anyone have any firsthand knowledge of whether or not the San Luis Rey bike trail floods beneath I-5 after heavy rains? If so, does that make it impassible?

Thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,057
Posted By FolderBeholder

I've purchased 4 off of Amazon over the course of...

I've purchased 4 off of Amazon over the course of a couple of years. $20-$25/ea.
Very happy with all of them (two are "Durban" brand)
11-13-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,666
Posted By FolderBeholder

As of 11-12-19 @127 mi on the month. Would lime...

As of 11-12-19 @127 mi on the month. Would lime to hit 300 in Nov, as Ill be out of the country for half of December (no riding) and need to do so PLUS 150 in Decemebr to make my annual goal this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

Somewhere between one poster's perspective from...

Somewhere between one poster's perspective from the inside-looking-out, and the rest of ours' from the outside-looking-in, is the actual, business and people reality of the current sitch at BF. THAT...
11-10-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By FolderBeholder

In automotive tires thats whats known as a...

In automotive tires thats whats known as a “broken belt”. Damage is usually the result of a hard, offset impact.

In bike tires there is typically one, thin belt and this may also be the result of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

Be careful what you wish for....Tern is likely...

Be careful what you wish for....Tern is likely much better funded than...some other bike companies are. If they go, they certainly will do so after many other smaller, contract bike sellers have done...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By FolderBeholder

I don't have experience with those tires, but I'm...

I don't have experience with those tires, but I'm ENVIOUS that you can call PortaPedal your LBS.

I've purchased a few items from them and theyve been very pleasant to deal with.

I live in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

Additionally, although it's most likely a luxury...

Additionally, although it's most likely a luxury at this point, is to start thinking of themselves as a "bicycle" company versus a "folding bike" company and offering maybe another line of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

As I've said previously in this ever-lengthening...

As I've said previously in this ever-lengthening thread....'sales is a contact sport". Thats where the LBS is probably better suited than a direct sales approach (unless geographically well located...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 84,532
Posted By FolderBeholder

Those broken "welds" aren't. There is NO...

Those broken "welds" aren't. There is NO penetration whatsoever. Blobs of molten filler on top of the base material doesnt qualify as a weld.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,928
Posted By FolderBeholder

Actually, if you've already talked yourself into...

Actually, if you've already talked yourself into six assorted bikes, talking oneself into a seventh seems like a cake-walk!

If you wish to have a Brompton, get one.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,445
Posted By FolderBeholder

Why Brompton doesnt braze a k/s tab on that...

Why Brompton doesnt braze a k/s tab on that triangle (or offer it) is a mystery to me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

I dont believe anyone involved in this particular...

I dont believe anyone involved in this particular discussion wishes anything but the best for your company, even those of us (myself included) who aren’t even Bike Friday customers.

My point is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

I get transparancy. Too little in the world these...

I get transparancy. Too little in the world these days.

In private enterprise though, transparancy within an organization, and outside of it are wholly different animals.

Your required reading...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

There are two sides to every story. Glad...

There are two sides to every story.

Glad that BF is “officially” joining this conversation (although in reality, the status of their family business isnt any of ours....the tone of this thread...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

They apparently aren't outwardly "marketing" to...

They apparently aren't outwardly "marketing" to anyone, instead relying on (an antiquated) word-of-mouth method within a very small segment of bicyclists who might be potential customers. Reaching...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

In other words don't invest, let it keep doing...

In other words don't invest, let it keep doing the same ol' thing and expect a different result?

( in situations like this survival will mean a different company coming out the other end as that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

Well, if the reports/subject of this original...

Well, if the reports/subject of this original post are true (looking for a buyer for the company) than SOME type of evolutionary changes are in order regardless.

When any company changes hands,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

This hasn't proven to be the case for Brompton....

This hasn't proven to be the case for Brompton. Still an exceptional re-sale value (within the right buyer group...same as BF) and still a ton of character and old-world craftsmanship, and character....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,797
Posted By FolderBeholder

That's a silly marketing game.

That's a silly marketing game.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

I wholeheartedly agree. Let's hope BF...

I wholeheartedly agree.

Let's hope BF finds a solution before it's too late (unlike Sears did) as I don't think there's anyone here who doesn't want them to survive/flourish.
In this day of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

Yes, one has to be very careful with change...but...

Yes, one has to be very careful with change...but that includes when knowing that its time to make some. I'm just suggesting that BF might/may have have other options vs. selling the place...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

Well, if you care to look at it that way (glass...

Well, if you care to look at it that way (glass half empty) you could, but if market demands/business climate changes leads you to achieve the same goal differently (steel frames, hand brazed...just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

Indeed, thats what they've been. But when a...

Indeed, thats what they've been.

But when a businesses entity hits the tipping-point; "evolve" is the key. Otherwise their legacy is just that, one of what is fondly remembered as what once...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

Partnering in some form with Rivendell, in terms...

Partnering in some form with Rivendell, in terms of cooperatively farming out their frame builds to the same Taiwanese firm which crafts Rivendell’s frames is a potential option. Combining “buying...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,290
Posted By FolderBeholder

A victim of their own “success”, err passion for...

A victim of their own “success”, err passion for their products perhaps best describes BF and other artisinal companies like them. Clearly the focus has always been on the product, with a lesser...
10-13-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,812
Posted By FolderBeholder

The wife and I fiddled with Brooks’ B17 for 5...

The wife and I fiddled with Brooks’ B17 for 5 painful months and they didnt/havent/wont work for us.

They are on the shelf gathering dust. Both B17...men’s in gorgeous dark blue and female in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,445
Posted By FolderBeholder

Same experiences Ive had with third-party...

Same experiences Ive had with third-party aftermarket motorcycle, scooter and even auto parts. You always seem to give up something to get the advertised benefit with those custom “high performance”...
09-28-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,097
Posted By FolderBeholder

Broke into the 400’s for September tonight. A...

Broke into the 400’s for September tonight. A personal best...pretty stoked.

My data says I spent 42 hrs+ plus riding this month (so far).

Thats like a bad week at work for me time-wise, but...
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