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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,607
Posted By Pine Cone

It is a Tern Cargo rack. I got it from the Tern...

It is a Tern Cargo rack. I got it from the Tern website. Well made and very adjustable. It did require some minor bending during the assembly process to make it fit together.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,758
Posted By Pine Cone

Good review. With luck mine might arrive this...

Good review. With luck mine might arrive this September.
I use a tubing cutter to cleanly cut down handlebars.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,607
Posted By Pine Cone

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_0949_5914374a242d1812032189f35124a4707498c6ff.jpg

My used New World Tourist with Dual-Drive 3-speed hub and 7-speed cassette and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,712
Posted By Pine Cone

You are not missing anything. Yup, I have a...

You are not missing anything.

Yup, I have a clamp above the problem solver and below the stempost. If you look at pix in post #266...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,712
Posted By Pine Cone

I used the Problem Solver adjuster and have just...

I used the Problem Solver adjuster and have just left it in place on the bike. Works fine, not sure the headset adjustment would be easy without it.

I left it on in part because if the headset...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,285
Posted By Pine Cone

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Helix
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,285
Posted By Pine Cone

News Flash! The first pictures of a Helix in...

News Flash!

The first pictures of a Helix in the wild have been posted by the owner of one of the first 5 bikes that shipped, a 10-speed.

It looks very good overall. No ride report yet.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,759
Posted By Pine Cone

ICW...

ICW (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intracoastal_Waterway)
NC = North Carolina
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 200,599
Posted By Pine Cone

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_0994_d4395270cb02771637b1fa25f0fb6a9900452ce4.jpg
A little ice biking today thanks to mother nature and my Schwalbe Winter Marathon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,673
Posted By Pine Cone

https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/1164611-g...

https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/1164611-geometry-gurus.html

Here's your link. Interesting discussion over in the Framebuilders forum.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Pine Cone

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_0949_fb5416b1fa931245a929a99025abd7862102c063.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By Pine Cone

If the bike has cottered cranks you have a cotter...

If the bike has cottered cranks you have a cotter pin that needs to be tightened or replaced.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Pine Cone

Winter studded/spike tires

For anyone in the northern hemisphere starting to think about riding ice and snow, Chain Reaction Cycles in the UK has a good deal on Schwalbe Marathon Winter Tyres 40-406 studded/spiked tires....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Pine Cone

Anyone have experience with the Tern Cargo Rack?

I recently bought a nice used 1996 Bike Friday New World Tourist with ISO 406/20 inch tires. It came with a Blackburn rear rack designed for 26" tires. The rear rack shelf sits about 6 inches/15 cm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,594
Posted By Pine Cone

Great pictures, interesting tour. All pics...

Great pictures, interesting tour. All pics loaded for me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By Pine Cone

Nice ride! Not too many Reaches around here. ...

Nice ride! Not too many Reaches around here.

I have a 2005ish Reach Offroad, appearsto have the same suspension fork but a different frame. It has seen a lot of miles in the last decade.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By Pine Cone

This one looks similar... found under "motorcycle...

This one looks similar... found under "motorcycle headlight bracket"
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 200,599
Posted By Pine Cone

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https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ca5cb9f0_c29c_4448_9de3_8ebc57d3b77f_ddf67dd9155051049942f193b55b8ff4973b40b1.jpeg
My Downtube Mini in Modoc county California, hot...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,693
Posted By Pine Cone

That bike path system looks amazing. I checked...

That bike path system looks amazing. I checked out your link and found this bit in the Accomodations section... "By the entrance to Mungyeongsaejae, there are many unique accommodation facilities,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,693
Posted By Pine Cone

Looks like a good tour. So how are you liking...

Looks like a good tour. So how are you liking the FSIR?

More pictures please...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Pine Cone

A quick look on Nashbar's website shows two...

A quick look on Nashbar's website shows two single speed (1/8") replacement chains, one wih 112 links, the other with 114 links. Either should work on the trike. Chain tools can be found on many...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-18, 11:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,931
Posted By Pine Cone

Thanks for a wonderful look at your trip. Looks...

Thanks for a wonderful look at your trip. Looks like an interesting place to tour!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,373
Posted By Pine Cone

You can probably fit a small front rack that uses...

You can probably fit a small front rack that uses the front brake bolts to help mount it to your fork. I have one on my Downtube Mini which also has 16" wheels.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,931
Posted By Pine Cone

Looks like an interesting place to tour on a...

Looks like an interesting place to tour on a bike. Great pictures!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,931
Posted By Pine Cone

Tell us more about the narrow suspension bridges....

Tell us more about the narrow suspension bridges. With stairs leading to to at least one of the bridges I assume they were not designed for bicycles. Do they parallel car/truck bridges?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,931
Posted By Pine Cone

Love the pictures posted so far. Keep them...

Love the pictures posted so far. Keep them coming!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,992
Posted By Pine Cone

Check out Jur's website, several folding bike...

Check out Jur's website, several folding bike tours documented as well as the changes he made to several folding bikes.
Jur's cycling photo albums/photo essays (http://dekter.net/)


I have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-18, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,285
Posted By Pine Cone

You are a week early. Next scheduled Helix...

You are a week early. Next scheduled Helix update is Friday the 16th.

People here act like the Burke is out there in reasonable supply. Is anyone here a Burke owner? Seems expensive for what it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-18, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By Pine Cone

As the owner of a decade plus old Reach Offroad,...

As the owner of a decade plus old Reach Offroad, the Reach is a great riding bike. The fold is OK, and better on the current bike, but the ride is really good. New/current bikes appear to have a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,285
Posted By Pine Cone

The test bike really does look great! There is...

The test bike really does look great! There is also a nice picture of the Helix Team behind the test bike frame pieces.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,285
Posted By Pine Cone

Hot off the presses... Pictures of two...

Hot off the presses...



Pictures of two test frames, all but the rear swingarms posted as well. Maybe we will all get our bikes someday!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,285
Posted By Pine Cone

It was a regular 2 week update A brief...

It was a regular 2 week update


A brief chronology of Helix bicycle test bike schedule estimates…

February 17, 2017
Timeline shows testing is about to start and will be complete by April 1,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By Pine Cone

I commuted on and off for over three decades on a...

I commuted on and off for over three decades on a bike and rarely used a rack. My preferred choice was a well made bicycle messenger bag. These are essentially a nylon briefcase style bag with an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,285
Posted By Pine Cone

This week there are no excuses or explanations. ...

This week there are no excuses or explanations. They have been working hard, it's coming together, and the test bikes will be shown in two weeks.

Words vary somewhat from the other 8 times...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-25-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,285
Posted By Pine Cone

Unfortunately for me, I really do want a Helix. ...

Unfortunately for me, I really do want a Helix. The price now includes the original investment, plus more than two years of waiting, plus biweekly annoying incomplete updates.

It will be an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-25-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,285
Posted By Pine Cone

I am sure he and him team are trying to solve...

I am sure he and him team are trying to solve whatever problem or problems are keeping any test frames from being completed, but I am frustrated by the reiteration of "... test bikes in two weeks..."...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-25-17, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,285
Posted By Pine Cone

The latest update posted tonight promises the...

The latest update posted tonight promises the test bikes will be finished in the next two weeks, just like all updates posted since September.

I think they are having serious welding problems or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,712
Posted By Pine Cone

Nice news clip, and it sounds like a great...

Nice news clip, and it sounds like a great program!

Nice looking bike... I sure like mine.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,547
Posted By Pine Cone

There was one on the Seattle Craigslist...

There was one on the Seattle Craigslist yesterday. It was free, which is about what they are worth.:)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,285
Posted By Pine Cone

A seatpost pump would probably add years to the...

A seatpost pump would probably add years to the Helix delivery date.:twitchy:

Peter needs to get his test bikes finished. Then he needs to have them pass the tests. With luck that should...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-17, 12:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,207
Posted By Pine Cone

I have two problems with Montague folders, the...

I have two problems with Montague folders, the price, and the folded size.

My Honda Fit will carry me in the front, my dog in the back seat, and either 16" or 20" wheeled folder in the back...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,207
Posted By Pine Cone

A cheaper option that would fit better would be...

A cheaper option that would fit better would be this Bike Friday Pocket Tourist EP in Shelton. It first got posted about a month ago so they might be flexible on price...
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-17, 01:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,657
Posted By Pine Cone

Here's one in my neck of the woods ...

Here's one in my neck of the woods
https://olympic.craigslist.org/bik/d/dahon-folding-bike/6253636810.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 483,062
Posted By Pine Cone

Looks to me like a bike from the 1980's,...

Looks to me like a bike from the 1980's, (ignoring the belt drive) but yes, a very nice looking bike! Given when Ritchey started building bikes, 1980's isn't too surprising.

Nothing wrong with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-17, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,612
Posted By Pine Cone

Like Bruce Metras I have owned Reach for about a...

Like Bruce Metras I have owned Reach for about a decade. Mine is the Off-road full suspension model and it has been a great bike. No regrets, and if I didn't have a Helix on order I would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 649,005
Posted By Pine Cone

I think you are right. It may also include a...

I think you are right. It may also include a sealed bearing headset, at least that was also included in the group buy bikes. You probably have options for disc or v-brake braze-one, front...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-17, 11:30 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,712
Posted By Pine Cone

Nice! A bit longer than I'm willing to do these...

Nice! A bit longer than I'm willing to do these days...

What wheels and tires are on your Ti Swift? I'm thinking I might get mine some new lighter wheels this March when it's birthday rolls...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-17, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,285
Posted By Pine Cone

Slightly after hell freezes over, or maybe...

Slightly after hell freezes over, or maybe Mid-April to Late June. Helix continues to promise production is about to begin. Peter at Helix is his own worse enemy!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 200,599
Posted By Pine Cone

Silly. Not sure if it is actually legal to...

Silly.

Not sure if it is actually legal to ride with attached dog on public roads here, but I have been passed by Washington State Patrol cars twice so far without them even slowing down. I live...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 200,599
Posted By Pine Cone

Went for a ride with the dog and me on the...

Went for a ride with the dog and me on the Pacific Reach Offroad and my wife on her Downtube VIIIH. Both bikes are about a decade old. Drove up to Port Townsend and then road the first portion of...
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