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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 675,248
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Peter is still recommending the planet bike...

Peter is still recommending the planet bike fenders. One of the clips broke off mine after after about 350 miles. The bumpy roads in my area cause it to separate from the cone and then friction...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Columbia outdry is cheaper and more durable than...

Columbia outdry is cheaper and more durable than shakedry. I have jacket and it’s worked well so far. They don’t make anything cycling specific but the models for running are fairly trim
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,381
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Not interested in this at all. Its overpriced,...

Not interested in this at all. Its overpriced, overweight, and that weird fold doesn’t seem to make the bike more portable.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,494
Posted By 2bridges1bike

The MU Sl is pretty sweet bike and that price is...

The MU Sl is pretty sweet bike and that price is very good if it’s in mint condition. I have one ~2008, its starting to show its age a bit but its still a decent ride. I like the the swift more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,494
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Thats why I said “in my opinion”. Many of the...

Thats why I said “in my opinion”. Many of the posters here have other views, and that’s fine. I do believe the op should be less concerned about 406 vs 451 and pay more attention more attention to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,494
Posted By 2bridges1bike

In my opinion, all 20” bikes will have similar...

In my opinion, all 20” bikes will have similar rides and the difference between 406 and 451 is negotiable. I do start to notice a difference between 24” and 20”. Terns eclipse series has 26”...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 99,127
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Which wheels did you use to run the tubeless...

Which wheels did you use to run the tubeless Schwalbe?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,881
Views: 675,248
Posted By 2bridges1bike

I completely agree. I just got one a few weeks...

I completely agree. I just got one a few weeks ago and couldn’t believe how solid it felt, just like a standard bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Thanks, I’ve also heard that acetone can remove...

Thanks, I’ve also heard that acetone can remove loctite but have never tried it
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Dahon V Clamp Hinge Coming Loose

Hello everyone

The V Clamp Hinge on my 2009 Mu Sl comes loose every 20-30 miles or so. Nothing crazy but enough to allow some play in the main joint. I was thinking of using some Loctite...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Thanks, hadn’t thought about adjusting the tire...

Thanks, hadn’t thought about adjusting the tire pressure.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Yes, I am checking out the jamis quest and the...

Yes, I am checking out the jamis quest and the gran premio series on bd. Any other suggestions?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Nice ride!

Nice ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Excellent point about the tire clearance. After...

Excellent point about the tire clearance. After reading your post and others here I may suck it up and get a good steel bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By 2bridges1bike

I believe it’s a 10 speed

I believe it’s a 10 speed
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By 2bridges1bike

This is exactly what I am concerned about, that a...

This is exactly what I am concerned about, that a carbon frame may get more damaged by a “ding” than an aluminum frame. There are some aluminum road bikes in the bike room and I can see where the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By 2bridges1bike

First Road Bike Questions

Hey everyone

Looking to purchase my first road bike for longer rides with more relaxed geometry. I currently ride 50-75 miles per week on a decently speced folding bike. A few questions:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By 2bridges1bike

If you won’t be folding it often for your commute...

If you won’t be folding it often for your commute then a montague would probably work well. I used to own one and taking the front tire off and then hauling the frame and tire separately through a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,437
Posted By 2bridges1bike

You don’t really need to test drive a folder...

You don’t really need to test drive a folder since most of them are “one size fits all”. Otherrwise the guidance in size based on height from the bike grands website usually works well. Fit is only...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,462
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Did you order the rims? Do let us know your...

Did you order the rims? Do let us know your thoughts if you go tubeless!
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,462
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Don’t have a link but pretty sure the Schwalbe...

Don’t have a link but pretty sure the Schwalbe pro one comes in a 20” size
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,464
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Would love to get your thoughts in the Tyrell. ...

Would love to get your thoughts in the Tyrell. I’ve also been window shopping them but of course there is no place to try them here in the United States.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,482
Posted By 2bridges1bike

I also have Dahon that I bought used and decided...

I also have Dahon that I bought used and decided to see if it was affected by this recall after reading this post. It turns out that it was! Thank you for posting this!
Forum: BMX
06-29-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,123
Posted By 2bridges1bike

20” tubeless rims and tires

Has anyone here tried using 20” tubeless rims and tires?? What are your thoughts?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,462
Posted By 2bridges1bike

check out these rims ...

check out these rims

https://www.smcbike.com/products/carbon-rims-wheels/20-406-carbon-rim-wheel.html

Schwalbe also makes a 20” tubeless tire.

I’ve found some reviews on this stuff for use...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,462
Posted By 2bridges1bike

406 Tubeless wheels and tires

Does anyone have a tubeless 406 setup on their folder? Which wheels and tires are you using? How much weight did you save and how is the performance?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,776
Posted By 2bridges1bike

If you plan on removing the front wheel, disc...

If you plan on removing the front wheel, disc brakes can be a mixed bag because they are prone to locking up relative to calipers. This would make re attaching the front wheel difficult to...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,807
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Banana republic has a few “performance” dress...

Banana republic has a few “performance” dress pants. I haven’t tried them specifically but I have other performance items from them that have worked well. I just started using them this year so I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,801
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Sweet bike, what wheels and tires are those? Also...

Sweet bike, what wheels and tires are those? Also what is the size/sweep in the handle bars?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,382
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Fair enough, with regards to parts, many on this...

Fair enough, with regards to parts, many on this forum recommend calling ThorUSA (online dealer based in California). If you wait until you get to NYC, there are a lot of bike shops that service...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,382
Posted By 2bridges1bike

I’d wait until you come to NYC before investing...

I’d wait until you come to NYC before investing any money in this. The Citibike bike share program has very good coverage and you may find yourself using your dahon much less than you thought. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,149
Posted By 2bridges1bike

This is brilliant! I also wondered about a kids...

This is brilliant! I also wondered about a kids folding bike as my five year old really likes my Dahon Mu SL. My have to see if I can pick one of these up on Craigslist
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Thanks for the response, any recommendations for...

Thanks for the response, any recommendations for wheels? I am not sure what is compatible as the bike uses the cliq release hub in the front and only has 7 speeds in the back
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Montague wheels constantly crooked

The wheels on my Montague crosstown constantly need to be trued. Does anyone have any suggestions as to why this might be happening? I am very new to bike maintenance.

I feel there are 3...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,905
Posted By 2bridges1bike

That a cool bike! How old is the frame?

That a cool bike! How old is the frame?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,892
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Montague’s are definitely suited to “rarely fold”...

Montague’s are definitely suited to “rarely fold” situations. That said, unless you need to occasionally put the bike in a car trunk, have you considered getting some wall mounted bike racks for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,892
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Its actually a Crosstown to which I added the...

Its actually a Crosstown to which I added the rack stand. I wanted the navigator as well but I found the crosstown for more than 50% off from a lbs that was closing its doors.

If you can try...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,892
Posted By 2bridges1bike

If your looking to do more traveling, montague...

If your looking to do more traveling, montague makes full size folding bikes. They are used by the military and are made out of 7005 aluminum.

I wouldn’t recommend them for commuting unless...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,172
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Getting safely to my destination. I live in nyc...

Getting safely to my destination. I live in nyc and commute through three boros. I see more crazy stuff in a single ride than any commuter should have to put up with in a year.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,239
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Needed to get my front wheel trued. Kept rubbin...

Needed to get my front wheel trued. Kept rubbin against my brake pad
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,189
Views: 513,685
Posted By 2bridges1bike

That is amazing, seriously considering that ti...

That is amazing, seriously considering that ti swift frameset from aliexpress, do you know if anyone bought one and posted about it?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,189
Views: 513,685
Posted By 2bridges1bike

As in a titanium swift folding bike? Can you post...

As in a titanium swift folding bike? Can you post a pic?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,825
Posted By 2bridges1bike

[Early in the ownership of this bike, I noticed...

[Early in the ownership of this bike, I noticed small cracks radiating from the

Taken on the train after riding a mile standing up![/QUOTE]

Thanks for this reply, my bike has no where near...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,825
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Great suggestion, I guess shelling out some cash...

Great suggestion, I guess shelling out some cash for tune up will be worth the peace of mind. I called b fold and they no longer sell dahon, they did refer me to another shop that still sells and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,096
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Would the swift be ok to get through the narrow...

Would the swift be ok to get through the narrow subway turnstiles? I am thinking to get one and take it on the PATH from NJ which does not have the as good access as the NYC subways.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,825
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Is my folding bike too old?

Hey Everyone

I recently came into possession of a 2007 Dahon Mu SL, how can I inspect the frame and handle post joints to make sure its still in good shape? Do these things have an unofficial...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,742
Posted By 2bridges1bike

I tried a bunch of Terns at NYCEwheels before...

I tried a bunch of Terns at NYCEwheels before they closed, I really liked the 24” wheels offerings. Made a big difference going over all of the potholes here. If your out of the city and will be...
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