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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-05, 10:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,930
Posted By ruchai

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/9156.jp...

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/9156.jpg

I have a Halfway single speed and a 7 speed. Also an old 16" Dahon. I like the Halfway 7 speed the most.
04-17-05, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,699
Posted By ruchai

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/12423.j...

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/12423.jpg

Some of them do look nice, like this Japanese folder. But they are heavy and inefficient.
04-16-05, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,528
Posted By ruchai

http://www.bikefriday.com/images/WhatDoYouDo/WEB-P...

http://www.bikefriday.com/images/WhatDoYouDo/WEB-PL-sharon-bouchonville-.jpg
04-15-05, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By ruchai

You are lucky not having space for many bikes....

You are lucky not having space for many bikes. You born with no bike and when you die you can not bring them with you. Learn to live with less. Less is more!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-05, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By ruchai

You do not compare folded bikes by just one...

You do not compare folded bikes by just one dimension! The Halfway with it's single side forks should folded flatter than any other folder. I found the height of the folded Halfway to be an...
04-15-05, 06:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,995
Posted By ruchai

https://www.egovehicles.com/store/images%5Csm53496...

https://www.egovehicles.com/store/images%5Csm534969725.GIF

I been using air horn for a year now. It did safe my life once when a pickup truck backing fast in to my path. With a blast from air...
04-14-05, 07:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,177
Posted By ruchai

http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/users/4154fe22z5b65c24e/9...

http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/users/4154fe22z5b65c24e/914b/__sr_/470d.jpg?ph7sxXCBEMfV_Yej

May be this picture will show the effective of the reflective tires better.
04-14-05, 07:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,177
Posted By ruchai

http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/users/4154fe22z5b65c24e/9...

http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/users/4154fe22z5b65c24e/914b/__sr_/1295.jpg?ph0QxXCBImMskMTO

The refrective tires that come with my Giant Halfway are very bright.
04-13-05, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By ruchai

Raise the handlebar so it is higher than the...

Raise the handlebar so it is higher than the saddle. Maybe what she need is a hybrid. Or try a folder, most folders alow you to raise the handlebar. I am 75 years old a regular biker since I was 4. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-13-05, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By ruchai

The bag is of good quality and should last but it...

The bag is of good quality and should last but it is a bit too big for the halfway. It is easy to put the folded Halfway into the bag but the unbagged bike look much smaller.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-05, 06:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,888
Posted By ruchai

I have a 7 speed Halfway and like it. I would not...

I have a 7 speed Halfway and like it. I would not buy it if it has hub gear.

Deraileur systems are usually have better gear ratios, they are not difficult to maintain, hub gear are very difficult...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-05, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,279
Posted By ruchai

It's not gearing that make 20" bikes better than...

It's not gearing that make 20" bikes better than 16" bikes. It's the resistance of smaller wheels need to climb ripples on the road. If the road is as smooth as glass then there will be no...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-05, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By ruchai

I have 2 Halfways. A single speed and a 2005 7...

I have 2 Halfways. A single speed and a 2005 7 speed. I do not have the Trek folder but I have other Trek model.

I think Giant workmanship is better than Trek.

I love the Halfways. My regular...
04-05-05, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,139
Posted By ruchai

Read review here. ...

Read review here.

http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/review.php?reviewId=520
04-04-05, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By ruchai

http://www.profirad.de/images/big/hl-el-500g-power...

http://www.profirad.de/images/big/hl-el-500g-power-opticube.jpg

CatEye EL 500

I think CatEye EL 500 and TL 1000 may be the brightest led lights available now.
04-04-05, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By ruchai

http://www.primera-bournemouth.co.uk/images/upload...

http://www.primera-bournemouth.co.uk/images/upload/Accessories/%5Cld1000.jpg

CatEye TL1000
04-03-05, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By ruchai

http://gmail.google.com/gmail?view=att&disp=attd&a...

http://gmail.google.com/gmail?view=att&disp=attd&attid=0.2&th=103085744e43633b

I think the Cat-eye EL-500 is better.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-05, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,337
Posted By ruchai

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/11630.j...

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/11630.jpg

Maybe this 18 speed Giant MR 20 Lite is the folder for you if you want to travel gravel trails. They have full suspensioned and off road...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-05, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By ruchai

I do not like it. Who need full suspensioned...

I do not like it. Who need full suspensioned folding bikes? My Giant Halfway 7 speed with Brooks saddle is very comfortable. More parts mean more problems. No not this one. It's the bicycles...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-05, 11:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

If you can fold it then you probably do not need...

If you can fold it then you probably do not need the manual.
I think the 6 speed is the 2004 model. The 2005 model have 7 speed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-05, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,892
Posted By ruchai

http://www.ahoycaptain.com/shop/dahon_boardwalk_1....

http://www.ahoycaptain.com/shop/dahon_boardwalk_1.html
03-21-05, 10:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,705
Posted By ruchai

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/11415.j...

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/11415.jpg

This is the bicycle of the future.:)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,712
Posted By ruchai

I agree. I now have 2 Giant Halfway 20" and a...

I agree. I now have 2 Giant Halfway 20" and a Dahon 16" folders. The Giants are not only more comfortable, they fold faster and neater too. After riding the 20" folders for a while I now love them...
03-21-05, 01:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,493
Posted By ruchai

I use mirrors on my bikes for many years and will...

I use mirrors on my bikes for many years and will not ride a bike without a mirror. A few years ago I found out about Z'efal mirror and now I shall never ride a bike without Z'efal Cyclop mirror. :) ...
03-19-05, 06:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,206
Posted By ruchai

I use folding bike and bring it with me every...

I use folding bike and bring it with me every where I go.
03-18-05, 11:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,075
Posted By ruchai

I do not think you need that much breaking-in....

I do not think you need that much breaking-in. All my Brooks are comfortable coming out of the boxes. After few hundred kilometers they are better. It just like a pair of good leather shoes. Do,'t...
03-18-05, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,075
Posted By ruchai

I got my first Brooks in the 70s. I now own two...

I got my first Brooks in the 70s. I now own two Professionals, one B73, and a B66 Champion.:) I use them for my road bikes, comfort bike, and a folding bike. Go to Brooks own website for details and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-05, 02:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

The velcro strap is for holding the Halfway in...

The velcro strap is for holding the Halfway in folding position. You wrap the lowest part of the stem to the front of the rack. It's shown in the English manual.

I do not think you realy need the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-05, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By ruchai

You should read, "The handsomest man in Cuba" by...

You should read, "The handsomest man in Cuba" by an Australian lady, Lynette Chiang. She told the story of her travel all over Cuba with her Bike Friday.
03-14-05, 02:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,581
Posted By ruchai

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/10936.J...

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/10936.JPG

I never see coconuts hit the ground from 40' tall trees ever broken. :)
03-13-05, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,581
Posted By ruchai

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/10904.J...

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/10904.JPG

Carve one out of a coconut shell. :)
03-13-05, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By ruchai

Higher bar more comfort, lower bar more...

Higher bar more comfort, lower bar more streamline. Decide you want to race or to enjoy comfortable cycling and set your bar accordingly.
03-12-05, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By ruchai

http://www.bikefriday.com/fold8.jpg Sell...

http://www.bikefriday.com/fold8.jpg

Sell all your exsisting bikes. Buy a good folder. Today top quality folders are just as good or maybe better than most of your bikes. During the winter put it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-05, 10:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

I use the rack occasionally for shoppings....

I use the rack occasionally for shoppings. Usually I attached a basket to the rack. It supposed to be able to carry 10 kgs. (22 lbs.) load. Handlebar bag from Giant seems tobe more useful.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-05, 07:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

The 7-speed Halfway for 2005 are only available...

The 7-speed Halfway for 2005 are only available in blue in Asia, black in Europe and silver in America. Why? I don't know.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-05, 08:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

Here is what I think about my halfways: 1. I...

Here is what I think about my halfways:

1. I use mine for recreational riding most of the time. They are similar with riding a good quality hi-brid or city bikes but can be folded and put into the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-05, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By ruchai

Dahon USA told me that they are in a process of...

Dahon USA told me that they are in a process of setting up a distributor in Bangkok. While waiting for them I bought 2 Giant Halfways. I am very glad I did. See...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-05, 05:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2001/photos/dec07t...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2001/photos/dec07tech/eggbeater.jpg

I tried the egg beater pedals for a while. They are light, small, and easy to clean. Also thieve proofed. Thieves without...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-05, 12:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

Now for the peddals....any folding pedals that...

Now for the peddals....any folding pedals that are decent out there?

If you found one please let me know. I can understand why Giant (and other folder manufacturers) use inferia saddles and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-05, 11:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,275
Posted By ruchai

From my many years experimenting with all kind of...

From my many years experimenting with all kind of saddles there is no substitute for Brooks. I use 40 years old Brooks Professional on my Klein road bike. Brooks B66 for my folding bike. The good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-05, 09:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

"Now that you mentioned that those are special...

"Now that you mentioned that those are special hubs, is it possible to change into something like this?


Also, I noticed you have some nicer pedals, Are those foldable?"

If the new rims have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-05, 12:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

Are those special hubs or can you use...

Are those special hubs or can you use off-the-shelf hubs?

How is lateral stability?


They are special hubs designed to take cantileve loads. No problem with lateral stability. In fact the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-05, 08:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

"Does it rain much in Thailand?I guess you are...

"Does it rain much in Thailand?I guess you are willing to live with a streak up your back when it rains."

Yes, it rain 5 months from May to September, that when I'll use fenders.

We have the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-05, 05:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/9882.jp...

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/9882.jpg

Removing the rack and fenders reduced the weight by 1 kg. It's now weigh 10.5 kgs. (23 lbs.) without saddle and pedals.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-05, 05:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/9156.jp...

http://www.thaicycling.com/webboard/images/9156.jpg

Here's the picture of my two Giants.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-05, 05:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,057
Posted By ruchai

http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/users/4154fe22z5b65c24e/9...

http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/users/4154fe22z5b65c24e/914b/__sr_/1295.jpg?phKMfCCBXPsKkMTO

I have two Giant Halfways, a single speed and the 7 speed. I am very happy with them. The suspensioned model...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-05, 12:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,066
Posted By ruchai

Bike Friday in Japan ...

Bike Friday in Japan

http://www.bikefriday.com/MLP.cfm?pageID=4
01-26-05, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By ruchai

I am 74 and been riding regularly sinc I was 4. I...

I am 74 and been riding regularly sinc I was 4. I now switched to folders. The folding bikes are designed with handlebars that could be make higher than the saddle. A must for older people. I could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-05, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By ruchai

I use Garmin eTrex Venture on my several bikes...

I use Garmin eTrex Venture on my several bikes for a few years now . Very useful, and I am useing the Venture only and when I want to know the distance and the speed. When I go out for fun or on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-05, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 646,793
Posted By ruchai

Here is the review of the SwiftFolder. ...

Here is the review of the SwiftFolder.

http://www.swiftfolder.com/review.html
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