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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,594
Posted By wernst

So, no chainring guard anymore? I know it's an...

So, no chainring guard anymore? I know it's an oil-free setup, but I have to imagine the belt can still snag one's pants-leg cuff this way. Thoughts?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,594
Posted By wernst

And now that you've converted it, what are your...

And now that you've converted it, what are your impressions? Do you think it was worth it? Does it feel less efficient?
Forum: Commuting
08-19-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By wernst

Maybe not perforated? I rode a Brook's Flyer (a...

Maybe not perforated? I rode a Brook's Flyer (a B-17 with springs) for years with jeans and never observed undue wear on them. Straight slick leather.
05-13-18, 03:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,468
Posted By wernst

I'm surprised no one suggested Gran Prix Classics...

I'm surprised no one suggested Gran Prix Classics (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UGAAUO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I love 'em.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,213
Posted By wernst

Hasn't happened yet, but mostly 'cuz when you...

Hasn't happened yet, but mostly 'cuz when you commute on a folder, you can Uber home in any car. Woohoo! Having said that, there was one time heading to the train station I was running late and got a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,180
Posted By wernst

My old folder had Ergon GP3 (http://a.co/85Df9eN)...

My old folder had Ergon GP3 (http://a.co/85Df9eN) grips, and I loved everything about them. The bar ends did NOT catch on things, and indeed, it made it easier to hang things like my helmet or a...
04-02-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By wernst

I sold these new back in the day. They're really...

I sold these new back in the day. They're really great, and you got a hell of a deal. Congrats.
03-30-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,493
Posted By wernst

Yours is a 1987 or 1988 World Sport, and they are...

Yours is a 1987 or 1988 World Sport, and they are great cruising bikes. They were also index-ready. If you haven't already, replace the friction stem shifters with 6-speed Shimano indexed shifters,...
03-29-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,461
Posted By wernst

Kelley Takeoffs (Kelly TakeOff - Kelly Bike...

Kelley Takeoffs (Kelly TakeOff - Kelly Bike Company : Kelly Bike Company (http://www.kellybike.com/product/takeoff/)) seem like the best of both worlds when it comes to shifters. I keep meaning to...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,021
Posted By wernst

Winter commuting couldn't be easier! Of...

Winter commuting couldn't be easier!

Of course, doing so in Southern California is the key to that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-18, 12:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,435
Posted By wernst

always have amtrak's rules for folding bikes...

always have amtrak's rules for folding bikes printed out and with you at all times. You can oftentimes get a conductor who doesn't know the folding bike rules. Wave it in their faces and climb...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By wernst

Rotate the handlebars so the brake levers are...

Rotate the handlebars so the brake levers are pointed up. Then raise the handlebar stem above the red dot. In my case, a good two inches. Then fold the bars so the handlebars are below the axle.
Forum: Commuting
02-11-18, 01:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,138
Posted By wernst

Crappy folding bikes are a lot like crappy full...

Crappy folding bikes are a lot like crappy full size bikes: they are crappy to ride.

Get a good folding bike, and you'll enjoy your commute a lot. I did 14,000 commuting miles on a Dahon Mariner...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,183
Posted By wernst

what schwinn?

what schwinn?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,884
Posted By wernst

If you like the twist/grip shifter, go with the...

If you like the twist/grip shifter, go with the Speed D7. Like the pushbutton/trigger shifter? Mariner D8,
Forum: Commuting
01-12-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By wernst

Cool-Stop Salmon pads are amazingly good in the...

Cool-Stop Salmon pads are amazingly good in the rain. Not as great as disks, sure, but a dramatic improvement over anything else. Every wet-weather commuter with rim brakes should have them.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,523
Posted By wernst

The SKS ones that are extra wide, extra long, and...

The SKS ones that are extra wide, extra long, and extra-engineered are a godsend in sloppy weather. Setting up the rear one for clearance for wheel removal when you have rearward-facing horizontal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,375
Posted By wernst

Where's the battery?

Where's the battery?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By wernst

I know it's late, but Happy Festivus! ...

I know it's late, but Happy Festivus!

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/4b/e7/5d/4be75d509d77e2feb01562d038b235ff--festivus-quotes-happy-festivus.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,467
Posted By wernst

Be sure to put a little bit of grease on the...

Be sure to put a little bit of grease on the clamps, but NOT on the sliding areas of the stem posts themselves. You should have what looks like a thin strip of copper on the quick releases between...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,467
Posted By wernst

The Neos is capable of good performance and it is...

The Neos is capable of good performance and it is nice an compact, but I can see your frame has the dropout for a standard derailleur in case you want to switch. You got a great price on a great bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-26-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,366
Posted By wernst

As it happens, I took delivery of a Mu N360 this...

As it happens, I took delivery of a Mu N360 this month to replace my stolen Mariner (https://www.bikeforums.net/20062399-post14940.html). Belt drives are mondo cool, and was something I was hoping to...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15,354
Views: 11,358,527
Posted By wernst

I never see that many folders here... ...

I never see that many folders here...

https://i.imgur.com/RwwEPAy.jpg

It's a 2006 Dahon Mariner, bought used from Craigslist for just $200 in 2010, with various obvious upgrades. I rode her for...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-17, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,075
Posted By wernst

My 3 rules for commuting in the city: 1. Be...

My 3 rules for commuting in the city:

1. Be visible.
2. Be predictable.
3. Be aware.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,155
Posted By wernst

Well, I love it when Google helps me find *my own...

Well, I love it when Google helps me find *my own posts* from the past, but here we are again.

My Mariner was stolen off the train last week, and as I decide upon its replacement, I'm back where I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,471
Posted By wernst

Anyone with an Origami Crane 8 care to check in with a report?

Hi All,

First, let us pay our respects to my beloved 2006 Dahon Mariner, bought used for $200 in 2010, upgraded with a Brooks saddle, Ergon Grips, Salmon brake pads, front rack and panniers, MKS...
06-15-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By wernst

Perhaps overkill, but I frequently use a...

Perhaps overkill, but I frequently use a soldering iron and just melt some solder on the cable end.
06-14-14, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By wernst

Hi W, Road levers are perfectly compatible...

Hi W,

Road levers are perfectly compatible with Roller-Cam brakes - they use the same pull ratios.

The only thing to worry about is if the Roller-Cams are on the rear, underneath the chainstays...
04-25-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,069
Posted By wernst

And I forgot the #1...

And I forgot the #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) use:

- Pedals into crankarms! Especially steel pedal axles into aluminum crankarms - which is pretty much...
04-24-14, 03:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,069
Posted By wernst

I can think of a few places I use anti-seize, but...

I can think of a few places I use anti-seize, but just because I have a tub of it here:

- Water-bottle cage bolts
- Rack or Fender mount bolts
- Threaded fork headset cups into the steerer tube...
04-11-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,080
Posted By wernst

I know this is a zombie-back-from-the-dead...

I know this is a zombie-back-from-the-dead thread, but I still use my Rhode Gear Large Seat Wedge bag on my MTB trips, and my wife uses their handlebar bag (complete with innovative V-shaped mounting...
04-10-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7,547
Views: 1,963,630
Posted By wernst

First, I wanted to tell you how awesome the whole...

First, I wanted to tell you how awesome the whole project looks. It's quite inspirational, really.

Regarding the bone-crushing stiffness, though, I can relate. These days I'm riding my only MTB...
04-09-14, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,277
Posted By wernst

Another data point: I've been running...

Another data point: I've been running grommet-less with presta tubes in shraeder rims for decades at pressures between 100-120 PSI. Never once had a problem involving the stem or the rubber around...
04-03-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,230
Posted By wernst

Buy, these sunlite stems look great. I considered...

Buy, these sunlite stems look great. I considered one for a MTB project recently for a friend - does it seem beefy enough for some off-road use?

-Warr
04-01-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,706
Posted By wernst

Well, if you want, you CAN look for the Ergon's...

Well, if you want, you CAN look for the Ergon's in Short/Long, which is an available option. You will simply pay through the nose and have far fewer purchasing options. Or you can take matters into...
04-01-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,706
Posted By wernst

I have Ergon GP3's from here on my Dahon Mariner:...

I have Ergon GP3's from here on my Dahon Mariner: Amazon.com: Ergon GP3 Bicycle Handlebar Grip, Large: Sports & Outdoors...
03-31-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,307
Posted By wernst

Yeah, I use a paper clip to do the same thing. I...

Yeah, I use a paper clip to do the same thing. I thought I was a genius coming up with this, but I see there are photos on the Internet of folks doing the exact same thing:

371978

My Topeak...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,654
Posted By wernst

Well, my Dahon came with an 11-28 cassette, and I...

Well, my Dahon came with an 11-28 cassette, and I think the spread is just fine. I just bought a new-in-box replacement on Ebay for installation next month with the exact same spread.

-Warr
03-23-14, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By wernst

Cramkarm clearance is 27mm left side and 30mm...

Cramkarm clearance is 27mm left side and 30mm right side. Pretty close...

Forgot to mention chainrings are now 22-32-42.

-W
03-23-14, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By wernst

Me Again... ...or is pretty much any modern...

Me Again...

...or is pretty much any modern MTB FD with a 50mm chainline and a "cable-pulls from below" feature going to be fine, like a modern Deore (FD-M591)?

Thanks,
Warr
03-23-14, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By wernst

MTB Chainlines got wider since 1986. Need new FD to match modern crank. Suggestions?

Hi Guys,

So to lower my gearing (and since I couldn't remove the freewheel) on my 1986 KHS MTB, I installed a new crankset. The Shimano M391 triple I installed wants a 123 mm square taper spindle...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,570
Posted By wernst

I have front and rear racks on my Dahon Mariner....

I have front and rear racks on my Dahon Mariner. The rear came with the bike, while the front rack, which is basically impossible to buy new from anywhere, came from another forum member to whom I am...
03-18-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,235
Posted By wernst

So from the "OP Delivers" category of old...

So from the "OP Delivers" category of old threads, I just thought I'd mention that I finally got around to installing a new chain this weekend. I used a KMC X8.99 chain, and it index shifts...
03-14-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By wernst

My father had that exact same year/make/model of...

My father had that exact same year/make/model of bike/derailleur/shifters, which I built up when I worked in a Schwinn shop in the late 80's. They shifted beautifully when new, and when I checked on...
03-09-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,612
Posted By wernst

A followup: Well, at some point in the...

A followup:

Well, at some point in the distant past, it looks like one of the four prongs on the freewheel was broken during a removal attempt. I assume I must be the guilty party (I'm the...
02-16-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,612
Posted By wernst

PFaustus, THANK YOU for confirming that this...

PFaustus,

THANK YOU for confirming that this combination works.

I didn't mean to create such a bru-ha-ha over this, but I'm glad to see such spirited debate is alive and well in the Vintage...
02-16-14, 02:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,612
Posted By wernst

6SP Suntour Accushift lever w/ Shimano 7SP Freewheel+Derailleur;who's really done it?

All,

So Sheldon says that you can get remarkably good shifting with a 6-speed Suntour Accushift shift lever combined with a Shimano 7-speed freewheel (or cassette, I assume) and Shimano...
09-19-13, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,581
Posted By wernst

They're just like Kool Stops, but kookier. ;-) ...

They're just like Kool Stops, but kookier. ;-)

-Warr
09-18-13, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,581
Posted By wernst

It seems like every time I remove non-Kook Stop...

It seems like every time I remove non-Kook Stop pads from a bike, there are always little pebbles and other debris embedded in those pads, scraping the rim surface. Never seen that in any Kook Stop...
09-08-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By wernst

Lost: Garmin 305 GPS Watch on Fullerton Loop on 9/8, around 930am

All,

My Garmin 305 GPS watch apparently flew off my wrist today on the Fullerton loop at around 9:30 on the big downhill just before Gilbert or the big climb right after Gilbert, and I didn't...
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