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11-09-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,532
Posted By fourknees

this thread was helpful to me. My eyes don't...

this thread was helpful to me. My eyes don't tear up but come very irritated due to cold(below 50F) and wind, as I have pinguecula. I tried a pair of safety goggles similar to these:...
07-02-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By fourknees

Rail Trail recommendations for 10 mi ride in Seattle-Olympia area

Hi all,

I have a trip to to Seattle in a week or so and on my way back I am thinking about spending an extra night. Since I'll be driving I have the option to take the bikes and my wife. If this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,757
Posted By fourknees

My recommendation: Go to LBS, and purchase a bike...

My recommendation: Go to LBS, and purchase a bike in person.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,772
Posted By fourknees

Canít wait for your write up and pics! I would...

Canít wait for your write up and pics! I would like to hear your pros and cons of the situations you need to fold the bike, compared to the fold in half style bikes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,558
Posted By fourknees

When my friend worked at REI and I asked about...

When my friend worked at REI and I asked about ordering a bike, he shared they could order any bike from a company they worked with even if not advertised in store or online. If I recall there was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 552,079
Posted By fourknees

Late to the game on this thread! 2015 Durban...

Late to the game on this thread!
2015 Durban Bay Pro 7
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1019002-durban-bay-pro-7-review.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By fourknees

I agree with the comments. Lack of info and...

I agree with the comments. Lack of info and expensive. Based on the non-bicycle store I saw this in and how it was used in a display the brand seems to be more of a ďurban lifestyleĒ image than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By fourknees

Martone Mia Minivelo

I didn't see this bike when searching the forums. After seeing a full size version of their bikes, did a web search and stumbled upon the minivelo. Looks to be another US available minivelo, but to...
12-13-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,526
Posted By fourknees

FWIW...You may look to see if de quervain's...

FWIW...You may look to see if de quervain's tenosynovitis matches what you have.

5 years ago I was riding to work and the pain got to the point it felt like I broke my wrist. I had some discomfort...
12-10-17, 11:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,580
Posted By fourknees

I have found a front basket very useful as mine...

I have found a front basket very useful as mine comes off like a shopping basket. (Wald 3133 q-r) Iíve had a lot of weight in this and the steering becomes more difficult, so keep it to lighter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By fourknees

+1 on the backpack if youíll be getting on/off...

+1 on the backpack if youíll be getting on/off the train with the bike folded. I do this when commuting and have a rack/fender on my folder. You may get by with a trunk bag on a rack too.
...
11-17-17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,098
Posted By fourknees

Electra is the brand, which is now owned by Trek.

Electra is the brand, which is now owned by Trek.
10-28-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,506
Posted By fourknees

Helmet-a shower cap is cheap and fits over. ...

Helmet-a shower cap is cheap and fits over.

Glasses-Iíve found a long billed hat to work better than a cycling cap, but your glasses will still get wet. Bring with a microfiber cloth to dry them...
10-21-17, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,987
Posted By fourknees

$350 for a 3i townie sounds high to me, even if...

$350 for a 3i townie sounds high to me, even if it had extras like fenders. Depends on your market though.

Note that while it has a front brake, the 3i I had had a rear coaster brake. My wife...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-17, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,742
Posted By fourknees

Maybe they will resurface...Facebook and...

Maybe they will resurface...Facebook and instagram pages are broken links now..for what the bike is and what I paid, I agree it's a good value.

I still would like some lower gear inches. I'm also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,742
Posted By fourknees

Two Year Update - 607 miles

The Durban is still going strong. This bike splits time with my "big bike".

Other observations:
- Other than the pedals failing (bearings, not the folding part) everything is still stock. I do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,985
Posted By fourknees

+1 on the salmon kool-stops. Used these as a...

+1 on the salmon kool-stops.
Used these as a replacement of my stock brakes (v-brakes) and was surprised at how much better the braking power became.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,985
Posted By fourknees

I had the same thoughts and I've been debating...

I had the same thoughts and I've been debating about going to a 16 inch wheel too, but one part of my commute is 12 miles and big hills. For you couple miles 16 inch wheels would be fine.
Have you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 207,700
Posted By fourknees

Slug

568509
It's not uncommon to see slugs where I am, but normally in the winter when it's cool and damp. Then I saw this monster on my ride home a few days ago on a 80F degree day!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-17, 02:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,803
Posted By fourknees

Agree, I love 1xN bike gearing, but many people...

Agree, I love 1xN bike gearing, but many people aren't good at math, so they don't understand overlapping gear inches.
I'd love to ride single speed, but not realistic for rides in my area. Now if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-17, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,742
Posted By fourknees

425 Miles - Pedals are toast

Update: After only 425 miles the stock folding pedals are done. They didn't fall off, but they had movement in each direction so they are gone. For the time being I've now put on some standard...
05-19-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,494
Posted By fourknees

CF is crank forward in this situation. What...

CF is crank forward in this situation.

What bike did you decide on?
05-19-17, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,007
Posted By fourknees

I ride regularly in these conditions on my Townie...

I ride regularly in these conditions on my Townie and have found the salmon kool stops that cpach recommends to work great. My new townie's stock pads are about done and I'll be purchasing these...
05-19-17, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By fourknees

That is crazy, but not the first time this has...

That is crazy, but not the first time this has occurred with similar projects. Now is the time to push back. Write to the commissioners by email, even if you are not local. It helps and can be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-17, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,811
Posted By fourknees

Looks like you could easily fit the brompton in...

Looks like you could easily fit the brompton in the BF designed backpack.
04-25-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,494
Posted By fourknees

I am a big fan of Electra townies and have a 21d...

I am a big fan of Electra townies and have a 21d and love it (~2000+ miles) but the frame/seat position isn't for everyone. I would try to test ride and go up a hill if that will be in your terrain....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 51,199
Posted By fourknees

Do you have any customer pics? Or anyone have...

Do you have any customer pics? Or anyone have pics of their own bike they could post with slickginger's adapter block?
Would love to see a side profile picture with the block and bag mounted in a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,445
Posted By fourknees

I'm also curious to the answer on this. I'm also...

I'm also curious to the answer on this. I'm also a mirrcyle person vs helmet/glasses mounted solutions and thinking about a 2017+ Brompton.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 207,700
Posted By fourknees

Third photo down on the left - What type of train...

Third photo down on the left - What type of train is that? Amtrak? Did you have to cover it? I just took my first Amtrak trip in 10 years and now that I've been turned on to folders, it has me...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,384
Posted By fourknees

I agree with the comment above. I've thought...

I agree with the comment above.

I've thought the same thing though. The seatpost to handle bar stem is usually to long. (It is for my taller 9 year old).

Look into the Bike Friday OSATA. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,075
Posted By fourknees

I fly domestically ~50-60 miles/yr. Mostly...

I fly domestically ~50-60 miles/yr. Mostly United, but also Alaska. I can't find any weight maximum for carry-ons for either on their sites.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,075
Posted By fourknees

Based on the look of his rolling suitcase and...

Based on the look of his rolling suitcase and attire, he may be a pilot. I would guess it would be easier for him gate check any item in question.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By fourknees

Stay strong! With time they too may ride the...

Stay strong! With time they too may ride the small wheels...
Please keep the review going, short and long-term.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,563
Posted By fourknees

Any idea if the FSIR bike frame is the same as a...

Any idea if the FSIR bike frame is the same as a solorock spin frames?

http://solorock.us/collections/folding-bike-aluminium-alloy-frame

I had seen these solorocks at one point, I believe...
02-07-17, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By fourknees

CF cycle for life in Oregon, 7/15 Probably...

CF cycle for life in Oregon, 7/15
Probably volunteer, not ride, at the Portland (Beaverton) start of reach the beach.

Non-charity
Ronde PDX
And possibly:
Willamette valley scenic bikeway or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 207,700
Posted By fourknees

pinholecam - Great pic, where is this? Also...

pinholecam - Great pic, where is this?

Also love birdy's - to me they always look like they are about to leap forward!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,861
Views: 657,403
Posted By fourknees

Xootr Bikes Discontinued?

http://www.xootr.com/swift-folding-bicycles.html

Happened to look at the xootr site and it looks like the bikes are going to be discontinued.

It took me a second to even find the bike page,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-16, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,518
Posted By fourknees

Really cool. Looks like it was a great trip. ...

Really cool. Looks like it was a great trip. The box against the back would bother me, but the spacing solution sounds like a easy mod.
Thanks for sharing. Please continue to share your future...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By fourknees

I saw all the bikes in Astoria - just kidding,...

I saw all the bikes in Astoria - just kidding, downtown Portland, mostly specifically near or on the paths on each side of the waterfront/east bank esplanade.

Once I got into folders, I figured...
11-22-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,227
Posted By fourknees

Electra Townie 7d added to the fleet

I now am in possession of my 4th Electra Townie, this one a 7d with a step through frame.
I only own three currently - this adds to my 21d and 3i, had a prior 21d.

This is for my wife as she...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-16, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By fourknees

Folder Spotting

I normally don't see folders out and about in use, with maybe 2-3 on a good day, but today was a new record at 5!
- first an all-black fold-in-half style electric bike with 26 inch wheels during my...
10-28-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,139
Posted By fourknees

Pool Noodle

Is this what you saw: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/10/18/cyclist-says-his-pool-noodle-makes-toronto-streets-safer-for-him.html?campaign_id=A100

They come in many colors and can be...
10-26-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,605
Posted By fourknees

Long Time Electra Townie User

I'm a big fan of the Electra townie. Haven't tried any of the other brand's equivalents. Haven't really had a desire to.

Once you test ride a couple I recommend watching craigslist. I have...
10-26-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By fourknees

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By fourknees

Going really fast on small wheels

Not a folder, but maybe you could consider it a minivelo?

http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/09/news/ca-woman-rides-her-bicycle-147-mph-a-new-world-record_420507

Seems odd to get a speed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By fourknees

Great write up and pics. I can imagine only two...

Great write up and pics. I can imagine only two gears, but I can't imagine only a low gear of 59, and getting up 13% even for the short tryout ride you did.

Makes me want to get a brompton now!
10-04-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Posted By fourknees

Nice write up. This is on my list to do. Did...

Nice write up. This is on my list to do.
Did you ride on weekdays or weekend? Curious how traffic was along the route.

I've ridden from Beaverton to Woodburn via Champoeg. The roads from...
10-03-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,750
Posted By fourknees

I'm late to the show, but wanted to comment. -...

I'm late to the show, but wanted to comment.
- yes just use batter powered lights.

- you'd probably get by with the 3i, but the 7d is cheaper and has a broader range. A lower low gear and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,646
Posted By fourknees

Bummer

I also saw the price increase. In in my mind thought this would be my next folder. I guess not! Clearly BF was not selling enough of these to justify keeping it in the line up.

Will be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By fourknees

Sounds like a great trip. Any pictures to share?

Sounds like a great trip. Any pictures to share?
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