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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,551
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: It sounds like a little too much "by...

:foo:

It sounds like a little too much "by the book".

I can understand why a company wouldn't wish to experiment, but I think all the bike part companies made some confusion with the 8/9/10...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Perhaps we need a better explanation...

:foo:

Perhaps we need a better explanation from CrankyOne of where the steps are going, and who will have access to them.

For personal use at a house, I either carry bikes up and down the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,551
Posted By CliffordK

I watched the Bike Friday "tour" video. ...

I watched the Bike Friday "tour" video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exM-X9JD2CI

Hanna seems to indicate that the process is to first get the order, then purchase the components.

That...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,551
Posted By CliffordK

I bought a Tikit that needs a bit of tuning, but...

I bought a Tikit that needs a bit of tuning, but I haven't really been too excited to ride it. But, I think that should be quick to get the basic fold, although I'm not sure it fits into my older...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By CliffordK

Cargo bikes? I assume there are a variety of...

Cargo bikes?

I assume there are a variety of sizes and styles.

With inline wheels one can overhang a ramp a bit. With side-by-side wheels, it has to be a bit wider. I'd prefer about 4 feet,...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By CliffordK

Good point. There have to be standards for...

Good point.

There have to be standards for ramps, and probably full ADA ramps.

Anything less, and you set yourself up for legal issues.


This is what we have in Springfield. :eek:
Path...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,551
Posted By CliffordK

I noticed on their Bike Model page: ...

I noticed on their Bike Model page:

https://www.bikefriday.com/folding-bikes/bike-models


" Production spots are out to December 2019
Contact us to secure one for Your bike!"


Today is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,551
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: That brings up a question of what...

:foo:

That brings up a question of what exactly is a "Luxury" folder?

The Air Friday has been discontinued.

My Pocket Rocket came equipped with Ultegra 9s, but I have to wonder what...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By CliffordK

I find the slope of steps tends to be pretty...

I find the slope of steps tends to be pretty intense. Certainly some feathering the ends into the walkway would be nice.

You might look at wheelchair ramps (ADA compliant). That may well get you...
10-21-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 993
Posted By CliffordK

Yep. A file or very fine grinder can also...

Yep.

A file or very fine grinder can also help polish up the ends.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,551
Posted By CliffordK

I did manage to find a review that included the...

I did manage to find a review that included the Pakit.

NY Times, Wirecutter: The Best Folding Bike (https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-folding-bike/)

But, unfortunately, they weren't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,551
Posted By CliffordK

What exactly is advertising in the modern world? ...

What exactly is advertising in the modern world?

Paying Google for page rankings?

If one searches for "Bike Friday", then BF pops to the top of the list.
But, if one searches for "Folding...
10-20-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By CliffordK

It looks like it should ride. Maybe $100...

It looks like it should ride.

Maybe $100 to $150.
10-20-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By CliffordK

I have wondered if patents are actually creating...

I have wondered if patents are actually creating a 20 or 30 year delay between introduction of a cycling product and distribution of the product.

https://www.troc-velo.com/images/img0n2445349.jpg...
10-20-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,173
Posted By CliffordK

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/724x1180/80-twotired_6a21507ab249d5085c3f9d2fdd760430ebdaa17d.jpg
...
10-20-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 191
Posted By CliffordK

The GPS numbers often varies slightly from a...

The GPS numbers often varies slightly from a wheel computer, or even from one GPS system to another, even on the same device.

Get a long tape measure and lay it out on a flat spot of your driveway...
10-20-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By CliffordK

Old Hub? Click on the red dot...

Old Hub?

Click on the red dot https://www.bikeforums.net/images/buttons/report.gif to get the title changed, or to get the topic moved (C&V?)
10-20-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By CliffordK

Pretty Sweet Looking. Perhaps better suited...

Pretty Sweet Looking.

Perhaps better suited for the C&V subforum.
...
10-20-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,145
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: I have to wonder if there was at least...

:foo:

I have to wonder if there was at least one thing that I said when I was in High School or College that would have been better left unsaid. Perhaps a joke that could be taken out of context....
10-20-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Posted By CliffordK

I've never found those driving simulator games to...

I've never found those driving simulator games to be particularly realistic feeling, although it could be a programming thing. I think some flight training simulators are good, although, again, they...
10-20-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By CliffordK

My Tricross that was stolen had the Gel stuff in...

My Tricross that was stolen had the Gel stuff in it. It felt nice, but did squish out a bit.

I like the electrical tape idea, but I wonder if the tape would move some, especially on HOT days...
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By CliffordK

How much time are you planning to do for the...

How much time are you planning to do for the trip?

It looks like it is about 500 miles. So, if you're doing it in a week, the direction might not make a difference. If you're doing it in a...
10-19-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,216
Posted By CliffordK

What do you expect will happen when one messes...

What do you expect will happen when one messes with the brakes and dropouts on a bike? Zombies!!! :twitchy:

There are so many internal gear hubs available that I'd just get what one wishes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By CliffordK

Like I've said, I've done the route planning on...

Like I've said, I've done the route planning on my phone. A tablet or larger phone might be better.

I frequently stop a couple of days in Portland without good internet access. But, have side...
10-19-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By CliffordK

Are there any spacers or washers on the left end...

Are there any spacers or washers on the left end of the axle? You can move all the spacers and washers to the right end of the axle. Re-center the axle, and re-dish the wheel.
10-19-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By CliffordK

I've come to dislike freewheels with the notches...

I've come to dislike freewheels with the notches for removal tools. I probably still have a couple around somewhere.

Make sure you clamp the tool down in the quick release tightly before trying...
10-19-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,366
Posted By CliffordK

One thing to keep in mind is that each road is...

One thing to keep in mind is that each road is different, with different needs.

I was on a road yesterday (no sharrows), but it is interrupted by a 1 block segment with a bike path and no through...
10-19-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Posted By CliffordK

Oh, unless one has very possessive numbers. ...

Oh, unless one has very possessive numbers. :crash:

So, in Star Trek, one has Number One...

And... 1's job is to go on all the dangerous missions while the captain stays on the ship.
10-19-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Posted By CliffordK

Well, I have heard the complaint that retesting...

Well, I have heard the complaint that retesting the septuagenarians and octogenarians is "age discrimination".

The elderly drivers do change, sometimes for the better, being more careful...
10-19-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Posted By CliffordK

Are we getting away from the original intent of...

Are we getting away from the original intent of the rant?



The issue is that:

A group IS singular.
but
The individuals within the group ARE plural.
10-19-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17,918
Views: 2,809,676
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Not my ad, of course. However, the...

:foo:

Not my ad, of course. However, the problem with stolen internet photos is that it can take a while to track them down, especially if reposted a number of times.

As far as I can tell,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,551
Posted By CliffordK

I don't agree that their pricing is too low. ...

I don't agree that their pricing is too low. Perhaps on a couple of models such as their OSATA.

But, start with the base price, add a few options, and it is easy to get to > $2000. And, I...
10-19-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By CliffordK

Some of the Chinese CREE headlights are very...

Some of the Chinese CREE headlights are very bright, including a straight flash mode.

However, please don't run them on high flash mode high at night, unless there is some kind of emergency. and...
10-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17,918
Views: 2,809,676
Posted By CliffordK

https://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/d/sutherlin-surl...

https://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/d/sutherlin-surly-cross-check-58cm/7002873356.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_34b91tAtRXH_1200x900.jpg
10-19-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By CliffordK

There are a number of different headsets. ...

There are a number of different headsets.

You could try the wavy nuts on some of the older Shimano headsets (EX/AX)

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/00kAAOSwZTJbBAKk/s-l1600.jpg

A number of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By CliffordK

I use both RWGPS and Strava. Both the FREE...

I use both RWGPS and Strava. Both the FREE versions.

The last time I checked, Route planning was free on Strava, but only gave a GPS map (which was free to use).
One can also dump GPX from...
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,800
Posted By CliffordK

The problem with that is one is ready to board...

The problem with that is one is ready to board the plane, and there is no guarantee the bike can come with you. Or, perhaps get stuck on the return trip.

Of course, that also gives the customer...
10-19-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 993
Posted By CliffordK

I stopped using Fastenel a couple of years ago...

I stopped using Fastenel a couple of years ago when they refused to sell sub-bag sizes. While for some things a full bag was fine, for other things it didn't make sense.

I haven't been back in...
10-19-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Posted By CliffordK

I don't think it is the DMV to blame. It is hard...

I don't think it is the DMV to blame. It is hard to truly judge a person from a short written exam and a few minutes in an in-car exam.

They could do better, for example having certain criteria...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... https://jcat.bike/ It looks like...

Hmmm...
https://jcat.bike/

It looks like that points one right back to Seattle.

It apparently has an aluminum frame, but does the double fold of the Brompton, and thus is more compact than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,551
Posted By CliffordK

I didn't look at that page. But I did see a...

I didn't look at that page.

But I did see a note about selling off what was supposed to be the BF "Vintage" collection, but most bikes appeared to be 10 to 20 years old. Still, it sounds like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By CliffordK

There are a few options. I run a relatively...

There are a few options.

I run a relatively large chainring on my Pocket Rocket. Actually, too large for my rear-end on the bike, but I was having fun experimenting.
...
10-18-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By CliffordK

I would try to keep carbon in carbon, and...

I would try to keep carbon in carbon, and aluminum in aluminum just to minimize reactions.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By CliffordK

Keep an eye out on the used market. Around...

Keep an eye out on the used market.

Around here, Bike Fridays show up from time to time. I don't think I've seen the Pakit yet, but the Tikit bikes pop up from time to time.
...
Forum: Foo
10-18-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,918
Posted By CliffordK

There is only one listing agent hired by the...

There is only one listing agent hired by the seller. Ok, perhaps the agent could have someone else in their office doing work.

But, that listing agent will be doing the Open Houses which should...
10-17-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By CliffordK

I agree, photos would be nice. I got some...

I agree, photos would be nice. I got some Shimano HG73 chains from China. They seemed to wear quickly, but I could never ascertain whether they were legit or not. But, I started looking at other...
10-17-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17,918
Views: 2,809,676
Posted By CliffordK

It could be close to 8.9 kilos (rounded down), if...

It could be close to 8.9 kilos (rounded down), if one left off the seat, pedals, and a few other components.

I'm leaning towards > 9.9 kilos though.
10-17-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,090
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm... Colnago Impact. ...

Hmmm...
Colnago Impact.

https://www.kabucno.com/colnago-impact-bike-p-1771.html

https://www.kabucno.com/images/COLNAGO%20IMPACT%20BIKE222.jpg

It looks like it has been out for a few years. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By CliffordK

GOOD LOCK? The Bike Friday PakIt...

GOOD LOCK?

The Bike Friday PakIt (https://www.bikefriday.com/folding-bikes/product/bike-friday-pakit-compact-folding-bike) comes with 16" wheels, and is deasigned to be packed rapidly. I assume...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,551
Posted By CliffordK

Is this accessible? It appears to be the...

Is this accessible?

It appears to be the "Financials" of the stock offering a couple of years ago.
...
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