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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,608
Posted By westgl

I downloaded Runtastic Roadbike for smart phones...

I downloaded Runtastic Roadbike for smart phones android.

It times your run, provides timing per mile, or less than mile, top speed, average speed, calories burned, and keeps a history of your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,608
Posted By westgl

Rode the Mini B today, Funny, the tires are...

Rode the Mini B today,

Funny, the tires are nice and grippy, but there is enough torque in 1st gear from a stop with a very slight amount of fine sand as it is on some sections of the road, I am...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,608
Posted By westgl

I did have one small problem out of the box with...

I did have one small problem out of the box with the Downtube Mini B that I should Mention but have not yet.

The Hand Grips were split, right out of the Box.

I mentioned this to Yan at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,608
Posted By westgl

One thing I did not mention was the Brakes and...

One thing I did not mention was the Brakes and shifting.

The Brakes the Tektro brakes stop the Mini quite well, but I noticed that, I believe it is the front left side the centering adjustment in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,608
Posted By westgl

Review of Downtube Mini B, Finally had time to test ride my wifes Downtube Mini B

I finally had the time to ride the Downtube Mini B.

It is a very Nice riding bike, I thought that the 16" wheels were going to make the ride fairly harsh, Wrong! it was actually a comfortable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,412
Posted By westgl

I have a couple nice recumbents and full sized...

I have a couple nice recumbents and full sized non folding upright bikes.

This is my take,

The upright bikes folding or full size work the big and small muscles in the legs.

The recumbents...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,412
Posted By westgl

I was surprised at how fast and efficient the 9FS...

I was surprised at how fast and efficient the 9FS bike is, it seems like a fast bike for being 30-Lbs.

But we wont be racing it.

I bought these bikes for exercise, for my wife and i.

I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

I was out on a ride with the New 9FS yesterday,...

I was out on a ride with the New 9FS yesterday, and two guys were up the road a little ways.

I caught Up to them fairly quickly and passed them fairly quickly.

one guy was on a recumbent,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

I received both bikes from Yan at Downtube, and...

I received both bikes from Yan at Downtube, and have ridden them for the last couple days.

They are very Nice, very smooth bikes in every aspect, shifting, comfort, and quality of ride, Brakes are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,814
Posted By westgl

I went to the REI store for something to do and...

I went to the REI store for something to do and some where to ride to, and looked at the Flyby again, besides they have a lot of nice camping gear.

I rode the Downtube 9FS there and decided to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,412
Posted By westgl

Review of New Downtube 9FS Folding bike

9FS Bike review,

The Downtube 9FS is a very Nice bike.

I like the bike a lot, so much so that I bought 2 of them,

They are comfortable for the most part, and looks to be well made, the metal...
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

Thank you Yan, That was a lot easier, and...

Thank you Yan,

That was a lot easier, and would have been a great first comment, that would have avoided all this.

Sorry i got upset, but it seemed like I wasnt getting anywhere.
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

Yan, Who's Greg? I have discussed this...

Yan,

Who's Greg?

I have discussed this with you several times, I really like the bikes.

The Paint was my only issue.

I only asked If i were to return one of the bikes as an exchange, for...
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

9FS Bike review, The Downtube 9FS is a very...

9FS Bike review,

The Downtube 9FS is a very Nice bike.

I like the bike a lot, it is comfortable for the most part, and looks to be well made, the metal is thicker than some of the other bikes i...
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

Yes i understand that a bike will get small...

Yes i understand that a bike will get small dings, over time, but Right out of the box is unacceptable in my eyes.

Yan the owner of Downtube instead of telling me what he could do for me only told...
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

Please notice that Yan will have to have the last...

Please notice that Yan will have to have the last word, in most threads.

He loves to fight to, watch in all his posts, he is not a friendly guy, he will tell you what he cant do instead of what he...
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

And to think I was going to buy another bike from...

And to think I was going to buy another bike from downtube soon, and then Yan pulls this.

That sucks,

foreigners come into this country and do business, most are good Hard working people, and...
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

Anyone see where Yan posts on other Bike sites. ...

Anyone see where Yan posts on other Bike sites.

As i would like to help any unsuspecting poor customers that fall into his web of deceit and lies.

Lies being a "Warranty" as there is "No...
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

Yes this is the paint chip/damage upon opening...

Yes this is the paint chip/damage upon opening the box.

But the rear swingarm is also Very thinly color painted and the white primer is more dominate, than the yellow color, the white primer...
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

DOWNTUBE and YAN Cannot be trusted, ...

DOWNTUBE and YAN

Cannot be trusted,

Their warranty is B.S.

and they will probably not Last to long, in business screwing the customer this way.

I give them a couple years, maybe, but...
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

I would say maybe a contamination issue of the...

I would say maybe a contamination issue of the paint process, any reputable manufacture would take care of their customer.
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

Wrong, Besides Can I not buy 2 or 10 bikes...

Wrong,

Besides Can I not buy 2 or 10 bikes who cares, it's My money!!

I said I liked the 8H for IGH drive and the Belt drive, and asked about it, and if I could return one of the 9FS bikes,...
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

Review of Unboxing the 9FS bike. Upon...

Review of Unboxing the 9FS bike.

Upon unboxing the first 9FS, first thing I noticed was a Chip in the Paint on the top of the hinge the size of my little finger nail.

NOTE: First off, I will...
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

Anyone know what other Bike sites Downtube Posts...

Anyone know what other Bike sites Downtube Posts on?

I should make others aware of this warranty issue and Downtube NOT honoring their warranty on a Paint PROBLEM!!!

No problem, i'll find...
Replies: 30
Views: 10,285
Posted By westgl

REVIEW!!! of DownTube Bikes and their Customer Service with a Out of the Box Issue

I will be reviewing The manufacturer Downtube and their 9FS Bike in this Review, and better Yet.

I will Also reviewing DownTubes Customer service, when a OUT OF THE BOX Factory Defect Issue...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,677
Posted By westgl

Hey Yan, What do you mean by comfortable...

Hey Yan,

What do you mean by comfortable tinkering with the 8H bike?

Is there a lot more adjustments to be made with the 8 speed hub?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,814
Posted By westgl

Hey thanks for the replys, How did you come...

Hey thanks for the replys,

How did you come to the conclusion the Tern C7 frame is slightly stiffer and stronger?

Is there something documented, substantiating this comment, or is it just best...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-15, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,814
Posted By westgl

In looking at the Flyby the frame hinge is...

In looking at the Flyby the frame hinge is adjustable, to remove any looseness, so is the steering head tube adjustable.

Same adjustablity as the Tern C7.
04-07-15, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,604
Posted By westgl

Maybe get a IGH folding bike like a Downtube 8H,...

Maybe get a IGH folding bike like a Downtube 8H, it has a 8 speed IGH hub drive and gates belt drive, so no more cleaning chains and lubing them, the belt drive keeps your car and you your clothes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By westgl

Thanks Yan, My Scion IQ is actually pretty...

Thanks Yan,

My Scion IQ is actually pretty roomy for it's size. I went from a miata to the IQ a Folder is going to fit way better in an IQ than in a Miata, if at all.

I went shopping at Costco...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By westgl

Wife has a Rav4 SUV, I have a scion IQ, that...

Wife has a Rav4 SUV,

I have a scion IQ, that car is SMALL!!!

I wonder if they, or at least one of them would fit into the back of my IQ, with the rear seats folded down?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

Yan has been great as i have asked a lot of...

Yan has been great as i have asked a lot of questions, and he has responded quickly.

I am sure i will be happy with these bikes.

I would prefer to do the work myself, a few videos to do the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

Actually on my 2014 9 FS I wanted a frame...

Actually on my 2014 9 FS
I wanted a frame mounted rack like on the 2015 Downtube bikes on their site
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By westgl

Good Glad to hear it. I have two of the...

Good Glad to hear it.

I have two of the Downtube 9FS bikes on there way to me should have them by Friday.

I also have a Mini on its way.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,803
Posted By westgl

Bikeman58 You will get $60.00 back for...

Bikeman58

You will get $60.00 back for being a REI customer about this time next year.

Bringing your overall net price down by $60.00, so your cost is about $460.00, look at the add for the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 102,803
Posted By westgl

hey Bikeman58, flyby is $599.00 call it $600...

hey Bikeman58,

flyby is $599.00 call it $600 to make it easy

20% discount
$600 -$120.00 = $480

State of Oregon has ZERO sales tax. NICE!!! buying cars no sales tax is Great! it all adds up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

I was looking on the Downtube web site and...

I was looking on the Downtube web site and noticed in the FAQ's that there is a Instructions section.

I cannot find any instructions anywhere on their site?

Anyone know where the instructions...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

Anyone know what Rear Racks & front racks and...

Anyone know what Rear Racks & front racks and Front & Rear Fenders fit the 2014 Downtube 9FS.

All Commuting accessories that will mount to the 2014 9FS would be helpful.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

Hey Guys, Thanks for your help, no we are...

Hey Guys,

Thanks for your help, no we are both healthy, we walk 3 miles everyday, plus have a workout routine that we stick to as well a a eating regiment.

I would agree her seat height is to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

Yea i like the idea of the Hub and belt drive,...

Yea i like the idea of the Hub and belt drive, what ever it takes for her to want to ride, she has a 26" wheel bike now and complains that her Knees hurt during riding, so it is uncomfortable for her...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

I have read that some parents that own the 9FS...

I have read that some parents that own the 9FS let their 10 -11 year old kids ride them but how tall are they?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

Would the downtube 9FS fit someone 4'11" tall as...

Would the downtube 9FS fit someone 4'11" tall as my wife is small.

What is the height range for the 9FS.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,677
Posted By westgl

How would the Downtube 9FS be for a woman that is...

How would the Downtube 9FS be for a woman that is 4' 11" tall.

Would it fit her?

update: got my answer thanks
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

Quite happy and surprised to see that Downtube...

Quite happy and surprised to see that Downtube shipped the same day i ordered them.

I bought the 2014 9FS what Rear Racks and Fenders fit this bike?

Not sure if it came with a kick stand or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

I just pulled the trigger on two 2014 Downtube...

I just pulled the trigger on two 2014 Downtube 9FS bike's Hope my wife and i like them, with the suspension.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 401,386
Posted By westgl

I am looking at either the Downtube 9FS or the...

I am looking at either the Downtube 9FS or the Nova, looking at buying two of either one,
How long is the sale on for for all Downtube bikes.

I was wondering how much the Full Suspension Makes a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,700
Posted By westgl

The Downtube bikes are all on sale right now the...

The Downtube bikes are all on sale right now the down tube Nova is selling a little more than the Walmart Genesis $199.00 is, Downtube Nova $259 has a lot already on it brazed on mounts for a lot of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By westgl

Downtube bike any good are the durable?

I have been looking at different folding bikes, and the Downtube bikes seem to off a lot for the money.

Are they any good,

Are they durable?

any problems in design?

I was looking at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-15, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By westgl

I see a sale on the down tube bike on their site...

I see a sale on the down tube bike on their site right now, looks like 50% off.

I just sent a message asking how long their sale is on for I will post back once I get a reply
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-15, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By westgl

I have read a lot of the Older Dahon bikes...

I have read a lot of the Older Dahon bikes develop frame cracks and break at weld joints leaving their riders with a bad accident and usually removes a few front teeth in the accident.

I think Im...
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