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Posted By diver858

Thank you all!

Thank you all!
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Posted By diver858

1984 (?) Trek Series 500 Road bike

My mom recently passed away, found what appears to be a 1984 Trek road bike hanging on the wall, appears to be in decent shape, minus a chain. As I live 2500 miles away, I would typically rent a road...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By diver858

Thank you for the response. Not concerned...

Thank you for the response.

Not concerned about my saddle wedge or clothes - trying to avoid build-up of debris between frame/brake caliper and tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By diver858

Mud flaps for minimal clearance between road frame/brake and wheel

I began riding my Ritchey breakaway as my primary road bike this year, experienced an annoyance after our first rains this fall/winter (Southern California). There is a very small gap between the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,153
Posted By diver858

As I participate in more metric century rides,...

As I participate in more metric century rides, the subject of chamois and chamois cream are becoming increasingly important.

After some initial trial and error, with entry level shorts (primarily...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

In my case, the e-clips did not seem to help, my...

In my case, the e-clips did not seem to help, my solution ended up being quite simple - tightening the hinge. My wife was having difficulties keep her front hinge locked, resolved by adjusting the...
Forum: Southeast
11-03-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By diver858

There are some decent fishing / pedestrian...

There are some decent fishing / pedestrian bridges that parallel the highway, more appear to be under construction. Off the top of my head, there are some pretty good stretches north of Marathon...
Forum: Southeast
11-01-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By diver858

Just returned from our trip. Other than the...

Just returned from our trip. Other than the narrow "bike lane" on bridges, the ride from Key Largo to Key West is a great one! Would like to give a shout out to Kevin from All Keys Delivery All Keys...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Adding the E-clips eliminated the annoying,...

Adding the E-clips eliminated the annoying, constant squeaking sound from my front bars - THANK YOU!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Wear at underside of top steering post hinge

I have ~150 miles so far on my Genesis, getting ready for a 2-day, 100 mile ride down the Florida Keys.

To date, I have been unable to get rid of the annoying squeak sound from the steering post,...
Forum: Southeast
09-07-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By diver858

Baggage transfers - Florida Keys

My wife and will be visiting the Florida Keys in late October, plan to ride folding bicycles from the Key Largo area (mile marker 100?) to Key West, staying overnight in Marathon. I already purchased...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Cycling Bike Motorcycle Water Bottle Holder Rack...

Cycling Bike Motorcycle Water Bottle Holder Rack Aluminum Handlebar Cage Adapter | eBay...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

I have 175 mm cranks on my road bike, typically...

I have 175 mm cranks on my road bike, typically ride on the larger chainring (believe it is 52t), understand the cadence benefits. Again, primary concern was clearance, due to the relatively small...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Bike mechanic suggested IGH as an option, if the...

Bike mechanic suggested IGH as an option, if the external derailleur did not stand up to transportation - does not appear to be an issue.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Should not be an issue - the simple derailleur...

Should not be an issue - the simple derailleur guard appears to be sufficient protection for shipping in a basic travel bag.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Please elaborate. My bike mechanic - who would...

Please elaborate. My bike mechanic - who would make $$ from such an upgrade - felt that narrow, high pressure tires and better wheels, bearings should have the most significant effect (I now have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Cables were included with the new shifter,...

Cables were included with the new shifter, straightforward to change.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Mobile bike mechanic came by yesterday to replace...

Mobile bike mechanic came by yesterday to replace the front brake. He did not understand why the manufacturer chose the cheap plastic construction, as metal brakes are not much more expensive, the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

I neglected to mention that I also upgraded to...

I neglected to mention that I also upgraded to Thumb shifters - Shimano TX30 Mountain Bike Bicycle Shifter Friction Thumb 3x6 3x7 18 21 Speed | eBay...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

We bought 2 Genesis Folding Bikes to use...

We bought 2 Genesis Folding Bikes to use primarily for airline travel, avoid having to rent bikes for leisure trips.

After some upgrades:
Shimano MF-TZ20 14-28 Teeth 6 Speed Freewheel |...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

While not quite a clydsdale, I am a bit on the...

While not quite a clydsdale, I am a bit on the heavy side, upgraded to a higher pressure, more rugged tire - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JKCZOG. For those looking to do something similar,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Has anyone else had difficulties releasing the...

Has anyone else had difficulties releasing the V-brakes to remove the tires? There does not appear to be sufficient slack in the cable to remove the noodle from the housing on front and back of both...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

By EXTENDING the bars beyond the wheels, it was...

By EXTENDING the bars beyond the wheels, it was indeed possible to fold the bike with the bar between the wheels, squeeze it in to the bag - still necessary to remove the seat post and pedals (mine...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Bought 2 bags, believe the claim of fitting bikes...

Bought 2 bags, believe the claim of fitting bikes 34 X 26 x 15 as a bit of a stretch, as the actual dimensions of the Origami bag are 28 X 20 X 10. As shown below, the Genesis BARELY fits IF the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-15, 12:56 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Good option for pedals

While folding pedals may be helpful, we wanted something with a reversible platform - Clipless SPD for longer rides, platform for shorter errands.

Just installed Commuter Road Bike Reversible...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Good thought, Atom - thank you. The FSA compact...

Good thought, Atom - thank you. The FSA compact crankset on my road bike appears to be riveted together, should I expect the same for the Tempo? If yes, that is a bit beyond my ability to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,750
Posted By diver858

Noob considering crankset upgrade

Picked up a couple of folding bikes http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/952404-genesis-folding-bike.html to take along as luggage on leisure trips, considering a crankset upgrade, would like to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Thank you, Atom. Perhaps something like Litepro...

Thank you, Atom. Perhaps something like Litepro 130mm BCD 53t CNC Single Crank Crankset Colours Variation | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/221277589951?)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Would appreciate some guidance on selection of a...

Would appreciate some guidance on selection of a replacement front single crankset. I am 6'2" tall, would like 175 mm cranks, possibly a larger diameter crankset. In my initial shakedown ride, I had...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Genesis newbie, 6'2" tall, 32" inseam, stock...

Genesis newbie, 6'2" tall, 32" inseam, stock seatpost is FINE. I started at the maximum extension, dropped about 1/2".
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

So our bikes arrived, along with some of the...

So our bikes arrived, along with some of the additional accessories ordered online, I am starting to put things together.

I scoured forums, eBay and Amazon for a rack, believe that I came up with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

I strong considered a Dahon C7a for >$400, went...

I strong considered a Dahon C7a for >$400, went with the Genesis as it too would require more than $200 in upgrades - seat, higher pressure tires, rear rack, larger chain ring, longer cranks. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Thank you, Paul. Just placed an order for 2 bags.

Thank you, Paul. Just placed an order for 2 bags.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-15, 11:01 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Placed an order for 2 bikes today, starting to...

Placed an order for 2 bikes today, starting to order components and accessories, ran in to a snag.

Plan is to take the bikes as checked baggage, do not want to deal with an extra suitcase. After...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Rather than replace the flat bar, has anyone...

Rather than replace the flat bar, has anyone played around with bar ends?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Would't most of mods described in this thread...

Would't most of mods described in this thread void the warranty?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-15, 01:16 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Would you be kind enough to elaborate for a noob,...

Would you be kind enough to elaborate for a noob, with limited tools? What is involved to replace:
1. Bolt-on-hub-axles with QR? Am I better off with something like Home | Axle Release...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,225
Posted By diver858

Kudos on a very useful, informative thread. My...

Kudos on a very useful, informative thread. My wife and I were strongly considering Dahon C7a for travel bikes, are now heavily favoring the Genesis.

The subject of airline travel (domestic US)...
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