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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By mirfi

One of the issues with folding bikes is there are...

One of the issues with folding bikes is there are few stores that keep them in stock (not counting NY). So for any new one we end up ordering it off Amazon.

For one to actually buy one after...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By mirfi

Look at...

Look at https://www.downtube.com/downtube-mini-chain-drive-folding-bike/ and https://www.greenzonebikes.com/commuter-bikes

Prices on Downtube fluctuate
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,077,847
Posted By mirfi

The Arlington Texas GM plant builds the...

The Arlington Texas GM plant builds the GMC/Chevy/Cadillac trucks and SUVs. So if you are buying a truck in Texas, it's GM or Toyota.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By mirfi

I found where it is 'identical' to a...

I found where it is 'identical' to a Sturmey-Archer SC.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By mirfi

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/boxer_1569282592_816328_asset_6d4b70e85c658c6dd9dde146c6f62e2eb890917f.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By mirfi

I put Kenda Kwest 193 High Pressure 20x1.50 on...

I put Kenda Kwest 193 High Pressure 20x1.50 on my folders and they have been durable and fast
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By mirfi

Well here it is in it's present glory. Wald...

Well here it is in it's present glory.

Wald handlebars, Baosity 25.4 x 450mm seatpost, spare 1/2 inch pedals I had laying around(made a cursory look for folding pedals in 1/2" form, no luck)....
08-14-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13,650
Views: 2,771,773
Posted By mirfi

Iverson Folder, curb alert ...

Iverson Folder, curb alert

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/iverson007_69fef2933c5fbb8a6dd9772ce2d199c0e4a752ed.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By mirfi

Also had fun with the hinge clamp. I tapped out a...

Also had fun with the hinge clamp. I tapped out a 5/16-24 hole and am just using a bolt in it.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By mirfi

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/810x1080/headset_002_b52400f3130ec4b81b50ef3b28c56885a43e8814.jpg

Quill stem in steerer....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By mirfi

I was showing our son my handiwork, he asked if I...

I was showing our son my handiwork, he asked if I took the big ass center nut cap off, whether I could use a single quill in that. We removed the center cap and a 22.2mm quill stem will fir in it. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By mirfi

To remedy the handlebar situation. I picked up...

To remedy the handlebar situation. I picked up two 22.2mm quill stems from Velocipede (a shout out) and ordered Wald high rise handlebars.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By mirfi

1970's Iverson Grand Touring Folding bike

Hello,

This is to document the 1970's Iverson folder I picked up as a 'curb alert'.

Odd stuff.
- The frame looks like an Auto-Mini
- The 'headset' is from an Iverson Road Runner (Rad Rod,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By mirfi

Hello, Think about shims and see if you can...

Hello,

Think about shims and see if you can match to another longer size.

Common seat post sizes

27.2 mm = 1.07inch = 1 1/16
28.6 mm = 1.125984 = 1 1/8
30.4 mm = 1.19685 = 1...
08-03-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,334
Posted By mirfi

Well, I ended up going to Dahon Wheels...

Well, I ended up going to Dahon Wheels (http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/wheels.htm).

Bought thw 28 spoke "D" wheel.

Not what I wanted but was what I could get.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 229,035
Posted By mirfi

Just came back from volunteering at RAGBRAI. ...

Just came back from volunteering at RAGBRAI.

Saw the usual Bike Fridays and Bromptons, but noted these two.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,551
Posted By mirfi

I built an extended seat post for a Vilano Urbana...

I built an extended seat post for a Vilano Urbana

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1143539-vilano-urbana-single-speed-folding-bike.html

Check out the #14...
Forum: Foo
07-16-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 775,437
Posted By mirfi

Dude, wear a cup.

Dude, wear a cup.
Forum: Foo
07-16-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,077,847
Posted By mirfi

Oh Lord, Won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz, my...

Oh Lord, Won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz, my friends all drive Porsche's I must make amends....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,551
Posted By mirfi

MooGroc, Lack of seatpost height in folders...

MooGroc,

Lack of seatpost height in folders is a problem for me also. 5'11" but ride tall. Super tall seatposts are not commercially available and if are are too expensive. I have a Metal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 229,035
Posted By mirfi

Any help is appreciated. The weak point of this...

Any help is appreciated. The weak point of this design is the lack of height adjustment of handlebars. I plan to put two quill stems and ape hangers on it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 229,035
Posted By mirfi

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/iverson007_be1abe8180e5cb3174a547eef8176536471e9b36.jpg

451 wheels, SS with coaster brakes. Looking for more information.
The rarest...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By mirfi

I'm thinking 2x 22.2 quill stem with 22.2...

I'm thinking 2x 22.2 quill stem with 22.2 handlebar clamp. Attach ape hangers to them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By mirfi

Yes, SS with coaster, feels good and smooth....

Yes, SS with coaster, feels good and smooth. Handlebars are problematic as they are way, way, way too low. Gonna have to find some correct size ape hangers to sacrifice.

Seems it is a Auto-Mini...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By mirfi

Just spent some time with "The Answer". ...

Just spent some time with "The Answer".

Ancient tires pumped up and held air. Noticed they were 1-3/8, 451's.

Seat post comes up very high, very nice.

Major, major drawback is the handlebars...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By mirfi

Iverson Folding Bike - Researching this find

Hello,

A neighbor put a "curb alert" out and mentioned a folding bike. It was still there the next day. Is now mine instead of in the scrap yard.

Any help with info is appreciated.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 212,895
Posted By mirfi

This will not work as the rear fork is 130mm...

This will not work as the rear fork is 130mm (?!?!?!?!?!) and nearly all the shimano hub 406 wheels on the market are 135mm (as this is).

I did find a 130mm hub wheel on Thorusa that is a Dahon...
06-19-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,181,566
Posted By mirfi

I was wondering who I know in the area that could...

I was wondering who I know in the area that could pick it up for me.. But I don't know anybody that lives on that side of DC.
06-19-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,181,566
Posted By mirfi

Free Raleigh Three Speed, DC area ...

Free Raleigh Three Speed, DC area

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/zip/d/bethesda-free-raleigh-3-speed-from-60s/6910311657.html

FREE Curb Alert
Bike is FREE! if not gone by Thursday AM,...
06-03-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,334
Posted By mirfi

Hello, I didn't want to open a new thread...

Hello,

I didn't want to open a new thread with numerous other threads already on the subject.
My story.

I bought a Catrike rear wheel to fit my Mercier Mini Velo.

Added the cassette,...
Forum: Foo
06-03-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,077,847
Posted By mirfi

Rookie, gotta use a right sized power inverter

Rookie, gotta use a right sized power inverter
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 212,895
Posted By mirfi

Think this will work? ...

Think this will work?

https://www.modernbike.com/product-2126273103
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 212,895
Posted By mirfi

Help, I need a new rear wheel on my Mercier...

Help,

I need a new rear wheel on my Mercier Nano Mini-Velo. I bought it back in 2012, just broke a spoke, others do not look good and I run 100psi KWest tires on them. I weight 250lbs and a new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,578
Posted By mirfi

Love my Downtube

Love my Downtube
05-11-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,914
Posted By mirfi

This is my theory that my frequent emissions...

This is my theory that my frequent emissions probably kept my PSA artificially low, but I knew something wasn't right and demanded a biopsy.

And after two months I had the biopsy and it came back...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 229,035
Posted By mirfi

I was in Ocean City Maryland and talked to...

I was in Ocean City Maryland and talked to another old guy with a folder, We toured (and talked folders). Good time.
...
04-27-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,914
Posted By mirfi

Don't help. Believe me, I tried. But, my...

Don't help. Believe me, I tried.

But, my family has a history of cancer and prostate cancer. If pre-disposed it's gonna happen.

BTW, I had yearly PSA tests that I requested. It went up from 0.0...
04-26-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,627
Posted By mirfi

Million Dollar Bike Ride | Penn Medicine Orphan...

Million Dollar Bike Ride | Penn Medicine Orphan Disease Center (http://www.milliondollarbikeride.org/) June 8
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,533
Posted By mirfi

If you live in a metropolitan area put a call-out...

If you live in a metropolitan area put a call-out to people with folders. Most of us want to show them off anyway. Note: very few shops carry multiple folding bike manufacturers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,533
Posted By mirfi

Note: whatever you buy will need to be...

Note: whatever you buy will need to be customized, tires, gearing, seat, seat height, etc. Suggest you reach out in your community to other folder owners. We love to do show and tell.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,533
Posted By mirfi

20 inch just because that is the most common and...

20 inch just because that is the most common and parts are readily available.

I never fold the 26" Montague (or Raleigh 20 for that matter). But come spring I'll have a Vilano Urbana (20") in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 229,035
Posted By mirfi

Nice, nice. I have to ask. Is that a standard...

Nice, nice. I have to ask. Is that a standard seat post? And what is the distance from seat to BB.

Good luck and God Speed on the knee surgery.
Forum: Foo
03-16-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,077,847
Posted By mirfi

My nephew and I drove 300 miles to try the...

My nephew and I drove 300 miles to try the "famous" Buffalo wings.

I swear they tasted just like chicken.


Yes, I am a dad, why do you ask?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 114,837
Posted By mirfi

I'm confused. I think. I said " I can look...

I'm confused. I think.

I said " I can look at a bike, see it's chain ring is under 50 and realize I'm going to be pedaling like an idiot and doing maybe 9mph. "



And you said that's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,269
Posted By mirfi

I've never ridden a century, but as a ham I've...

I've never ridden a century, but as a ham I've done lots of SAG. Picked up/assisted quite a few riders. To repeat/affirm what others have said: stay hydrated, drink, drink and drink enough so you...
Forum: Foo
03-09-19, 04:15 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By mirfi

Yan, Sorry, I thought it was an option so...

Yan,

Sorry, I thought it was an option so many yeeeaars ago.

:-)

And this is something good also. The Downtube bikes have standard parts that are easily upgrade-able and although it was 10+...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,510
Posted By mirfi

I went to the Velo Orange site and the top...

I went to the Velo Orange site and the top comment is, and I quote

" Do you know what sizes will be available? I'd love to see something that fits similarly to a 61 cm "normal" bike. There are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By mirfi

I'm pretty sure I ordered the longer seatpost...

I'm pretty sure I ordered the longer seatpost from Downtube. If I buy a new folding bike/mini-velo I know beforehand that I am buying an extended seatpost and a larger chainring. It is sad that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,510
Posted By mirfi

Very nice, And upgrade-able to 'Murican sizes....

Very nice, And upgrade-able to 'Murican sizes. Thank you for sharing.

You know, I see this and would love to see a simple mini velo with this geometry. i.e tall seat tube, etc.
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