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03-06-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By atombikes

I don't think so; the pictures appear for awhile...

I don't think so; the pictures appear for awhile then they disappear.
...
03-06-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By atombikes

So odd- the after pics keep disappearing. I...

So odd- the after pics keep disappearing. I think it's something on Google Photos side.
03-06-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By atombikes

That's a little odd. Never had that happen...

That's a little odd. Never had that happen before.

Oh well, I'm a little further along so here's another pic:
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03-05-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By atombikes

1986 Schwinn Tempo budget rebuild

I bought this 1986 Tempo for $30 at a bike show two or three years ago. Didn't know anything about the 80's US built Schwinns at that time, but the bike fit me and I couldn't pass on it.

It was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,514
Posted By atombikes

I use a 20" Racktime Fold-It rack on my Genesis...

I use a 20" Racktime Fold-It rack on my Genesis folder. It's nice because it fully disassembles to lay flat in the suitcase I use for tranport.
...
12-28-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,607
Posted By atombikes

Use wadded up aluminum foil on the rusted chrome....

Use wadded up aluminum foil on the rusted chrome. Literally just rub the rust with the aluminum foil.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,315
Posted By atombikes

I had the Vilano Apex 16" folder for a short...

I had the Vilano Apex 16" folder for a short while before getting the 20" Genesis folder from Walmart, and comparatively the Vilano was junk. Granted the Genesis was $50 more but it was (in my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-15, 05:09 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

No weld issues on my frame. The frame and welds...

No weld issues on my frame. The frame and welds are very nice- that's one of the things that inspired me to start this thread; the core of the bike (the frame) is quality.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-15, 09:08 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

I've been away for a little while and am checking...

I've been away for a little while and am checking in on this thread.

I just looked and, for the first time since I bought my Genesis (and started this thread), the bike is now out of stock at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

The pic I attached shows a 53t chainring and 175...

The pic I attached shows a 53t chainring and 175 crankarms. There are no clearance issues and nor are there issues with footstrike. The longer crankarms slow my cadence (as would be expected) and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

I say yes. ...

I say yes.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/MMTJAG9QPyRS0eg4q91m5uEiOOAqgrAS_3UbCdZw5xM=w839-h629-no
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,393
Posted By atombikes

I think chrisx is trying to say that the HUBS in...

I think chrisx is trying to say that the HUBS in the front wheel of most 20" folding bikes (and thus the front wheel) is not the same as the hub width on a bmx bike. Not the tires.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,181
Posted By atombikes

This bike, at this spec level and price point,...

This bike, at this spec level and price point, looks like a smoking hot deal! Is this an introductory price?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

See post #146...

See post #146 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=146)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

You gotta post some pics!

You gotta post some pics!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

The stem seems stiff enough. Lengthening your...

The stem seems stiff enough. Lengthening your reach does place more strain on the riser, but the stresses are working on the hinge, not the locking pins (see pic).

Since this is a quill-style...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-15, 09:40 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

That's awesome. Did you fly with it?

That's awesome. Did you fly with it?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

Bravo! The 53t will make quite a difference...

Bravo! The 53t will make quite a difference (obviously).
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,823
Posted By atombikes

Walmart sells the Genesis bike for $199 and I...

Walmart sells the Genesis bike for $199 and I venture it's a whole lot more bike than the Cayne Rambler. Have them ship it to the store for free and go pick it up at the customer service desk. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

That's shocking (to me) that an FSA crankset...

That's shocking (to me) that an FSA crankset would be riveted; I didn't think they built them that way? The Tempo I linked to APPEARS to use allen heads but you might want to ask the seller that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

Ooohh, those look nice. Of course you could...

Ooohh, those look nice.

Of course you could do what I did and use a triple or double crankset, and remove the smaller chainrings and flip the large chainring to the other side of the crankarm. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

Sorry diver, I can't provide guidance on a...

Sorry diver, I can't provide guidance on a particular crankset. As you may already know, the riveted chainring that comes on the bike is acceptable for casual use but it upgrades are a welcome...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

Who cares? It's built by a large...

Who cares?

It's built by a large manufacturer and distributed by the worlds largest retailer; so if Dahon cares enough and thinks they can prove the product is a counterfeit then they should go...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

I would recommend your suggestion instead of...

I would recommend your suggestion instead of using the bullhorns I added. Reason: the bullhorns complicate the fold, and those rubbery clamp-on bar ends seem optimal. If I were to do it again, I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

Glad this thread is helpful. The 26" suitcase is...

Glad this thread is helpful. The 26" suitcase is about the smallest you could go. The 26" is a lot smaller than a 29".



I didn't get a warranty. In my mind, the only value of the warranty is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,104
Posted By atombikes

http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/952404-gen...

http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/952404-genesis-folding-bike.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

I don't think so; it sounds like it is the...

I don't think so; it sounds like it is the freewheel functioning normally.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

Hope she likes it. I still love mine.

Hope she likes it. I still love mine.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,672
Posted By atombikes

That looks like a casting failure to me.

That looks like a casting failure to me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-14, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,238
Posted By atombikes

If you have MTB-sized shifter/brakes as I do...

If you have MTB-sized shifter/brakes as I do (22.2mm diameter at the clamp) a company called Crow Cycle sells bullhorns that size (22.2 bar/25.4 stem clamp). This is what I used on my bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,238
Posted By atombikes

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wolRuDUfFIQ/U--...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wolRuDUfFIQ/U--O96cZ4BI/AAAAAAAACIY/HYNzGAmIPOE/w719-h539-no/20140816_130208.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,562
Posted By atombikes

Hey, that's my bike! haha. Well, it WAS my...

Hey, that's my bike! haha. Well, it WAS my bike. This thread is 5 years old, and many things have changed during that time.

As I recall, the bike's handling was very nimble. It was simple,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-14, 06:47 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

...and, with the stroke of a few keys, the...

...and, with the stroke of a few keys, the Genesis starts looking real good again.
Forum: Recumbent
10-12-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,117
Posted By atombikes

The rear tire looks flat...

The rear tire looks flat...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

Bike looks really nice. Did you have to do...

Bike looks really nice. Did you have to do anything special to allow the use of the 7 spd freewheel (other than the shifter)?
09-30-14, 05:43 AM
Replies: 53,654
Views: 7,493,181
Posted By atombikes

I had a Viscount Aerospace Pro years ago- man I...

I had a Viscount Aerospace Pro years ago- man I wish I still had that bike. Aren't those forks the recalled cast aluminum "Death Forks"???

http://sheldonbrown.com/lambert.html
09-30-14, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,552
Posted By atombikes

Happy to report back that the Problem Solvers...

Happy to report back that the Problem Solvers part number HD9900 was indeed the correct spacer kit required. I was able to press in the spacers (which add minimum stack height btw) and then pressed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-14, 05:23 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

This is really good information, thank you for...

This is really good information, thank you for sharing. It's a good example of a simple, inexpensive fix for a problem that could potentially cause someone to have to replace the entire folding stem.
09-23-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By atombikes

26" Cycling MTB Mountain Bike Aluminium 7005...

26" Cycling MTB Mountain Bike Aluminium 7005 Rigid Straight Fork Disc Brake US | eBay...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,021
Posted By atombikes

Racktime Foldit Rear Rack | Bike Bag...

Racktime Foldit Rear Rack | Bike Bag (http://www.bikebagshop.com/racktime-foldit-rear-rack-p-1611.html)

Select the "Choose your options" and a pulldown becomes available that will allow you to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,021
Posted By atombikes

I put a Racktime 20 on my bike. It's very...

I put a Racktime 20 on my bike. It's very sturdy.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-d5jBgUpU1AM/U_oGhtDDKNI/AAAAAAAACJE/o0G0DLnoJKE/w668-h501-no/20140824_113404.jpg
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-14, 05:28 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

I measure 1.13".

I measure 1.13".
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

Yeah, it would be great if we could source a...

Yeah, it would be great if we could source a cheap QR stem that would work with this bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

I cheat by pulling the stem out and hanging it by...

I cheat by pulling the stem out and hanging it by the bottle cage:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-t4atPvnKxIU/VB70gbaczHI/AAAAAAAACXQ/iAQgpz-NdYM/w719-h539-no/20140921_112717.jpg

If I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,900
Posted By atombikes

How does the quick release joint work on these? ...

How does the quick release joint work on these? Is it a screw or some sort of cam mechanism?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

Nice. I like the thumbtap shifters.

Nice. I like the thumbtap shifters.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 93,899
Posted By atombikes

Not sure you will be able to gain any speed with...

Not sure you will be able to gain any speed with a derailleur swap- not sure that's what you meant though?

The pic I posted above is using the stock KMC chain, but I did remove a link and use a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-14, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,514
Posted By atombikes

http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/wellis_/E...

http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/wellis_/Emblemas%20cla/drooling-homer-simpson.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-14, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,375
Posted By atombikes

2 Months??? :) Would that be for your first...

2 Months??? :) Would that be for your first impression or long-term report? Does it really take that long to ship?
09-15-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,552
Posted By atombikes

I *think* I may have answered my own question...

I *think* I may have answered my own question using this Standardized Headset Identification System document linked on the Problem Solvers page:
...
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