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09-09-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By linberl

Grin Technologies in Canada offers a variety of...

Grin Technologies in Canada offers a variety of kits. They make the system Bike Friday uses. Some of their kits can even go on airplanes if you travel with your bike. As you mentioned there is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,045
Posted By linberl

It's not because it folds, it is because it has...

It's not because it folds, it is because it has smaller wheels. Minovelos are more fun, too. Small wheel bikes and more nimble and accelerate faster. So they just feel less cumbersome than full...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By linberl

Something to keep in the back of your mind -...

Something to keep in the back of your mind - these guys make a brompton specific e bike kit which has good reviews: https://www.swytchbike.com It takes a couple months to get it once you sign up,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By linberl

I've got a pakiT. I'm 5'4". They are available...

I've got a pakiT. I'm 5'4". They are available in 4 frame sizes and then BF customizes the seat height and the reach to the handlebars to fit the measurements you provide them. So, yes, the bike...
08-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,783
Posted By linberl

I use mine to climb hills I can't climb anymore...

I use mine to climb hills I can't climb anymore due to age and knee deterioration. Has nothing to do with speed at all.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,253
Posted By linberl

The Tikit is an awesome bike. The fact BF no...

The Tikit is an awesome bike. The fact BF no longer makes it is because it was too expensive for them to produce, not because it wasn't selling. It's an amazing bike with a huge fan base because it...
08-21-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By linberl

Onemotor.co. Entire thing removes in seconds.

Onemotor.co. Entire thing removes in seconds.
08-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,901
Posted By linberl

I think it's important to look at why/how people...

I think it's important to look at why/how people use e-bikes. Some are using it strictly for transport, point A to B, as quickly as they can. Some are using it for exercise or recreational fun. Some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,173
Posted By linberl

IF it's a problem with the frame that is going to...

IF it's a problem with the frame that is going to cause any other issues, return it. If the problem is only going to result in being unable to ride hands free (which most folders do very badly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,173
Posted By linberl

Folders ARE hard to ride no hands. And with the...

Folders ARE hard to ride no hands. And with the smaller tires, it's not all the safe anyway. One small rock and oops. My BF frame and assembly is perfect and I can't ride no hands for more than a...
08-12-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,901
Posted By linberl

I pull 40lbs of dog food and Costco stuff behind...

I pull 40lbs of dog food and Costco stuff behind me on my bike with the motor attached (only way I can pull that load up the hills) but I do not go 20mph or anywhere near that with a load. So - again...
08-12-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,901
Posted By linberl

Thank you. Unfortunately, this "headline" on...

Thank you. Unfortunately, this "headline" on various news sites has probably confirmed anti-ebike bias for many. They won't let facts get in the way.
08-11-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,901
Posted By linberl

Max speed 80mph, 20 times more powerful than...

Max speed 80mph, 20 times more powerful than legal e-bikes in most of the U.S.
https://www.treehugger.com/simon-cowell-did-not-fall-off-an-e-bike-5074440
08-09-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By linberl

I'd be more concerned about how the dog will like...

I'd be more concerned about how the dog will like it. See if you can borrow one before you buy. My dog was very clear she was NOT having it. Once I knew that, I got a different kind of trailer,...
07-30-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,631
Posted By linberl

In most places, foks are used to seeing...

In most places, foks are used to seeing motorcycles/motorscooters and know they are faster than bikes. They already ride in the center of lanes. But with e-bikes, the appearance is now nearly...
07-23-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,631
Posted By linberl

I use my Onemotor on my Dahon Mu Uno - it's a...

I use my Onemotor on my Dahon Mu Uno - it's a single speed. The only issue is that I spin out so can't go all that fast using pedal assist. I think the gear inches are around 60. But it works...
07-23-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,631
Posted By linberl

You can't get more urban than where I live. A...

You can't get more urban than where I live. A combination of decent, but not great, infrastructure of pathways and bike lanes, a good rear view mirror, a real effort to be utterly predictable, and a...
07-23-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,631
Posted By linberl

Okay, well I didn't make this myself but props to...

Okay, well I didn't make this myself but props to the guy who did (Jeff Guida) and made it available for those of us who aren't able to build units. And yes, it's a friction drive, but if I was brave...
07-22-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,631
Posted By linberl

I don't worry about the battery recycle so much -...

I don't worry about the battery recycle so much - I'm more concerned about what will happen with those super heavy e-bikes when the owners decide the cost of replacing the battery is too high and...
07-21-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,631
Posted By linberl

I use an after market system, 4.5lbs total,that...

I use an after market system, 4.5lbs total,that can be moved to either of my bikes - or any new bike. There's a whole thread here on it: One motor/Shareroller drive. It's not one of those 50-100...
07-21-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,631
Posted By linberl

I'm all for aftermarket systems. The idea of...

I'm all for aftermarket systems. The idea of sidelining an entire bike (which is also likely to be super heavy) just because the electronics crapped out really offends me - an absurd blow to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By linberl

Also now that you're "one of the fold" you might...

Also now that you're "one of the fold" you might find the Bike Friday community interesting. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bikefriday/?source_id=177147215204
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By linberl

Welcome to the Bike Friday Family!! I owned a NWT...

Welcome to the Bike Friday Family!! I owned a NWT and now ride the BF pakiT (which I use my motor on along with a Dahon). BF are fully customizable with standard parts so you will be able to adjust...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By linberl

Fitment isn't as big an issue with Dahon or Bike...

Fitment isn't as big an issue with Dahon or Bike Friday or other brands. Brompton uses proprietary parts and that can be very limiting. With a Dahon you can always use an aber hallo adapter to move...
07-11-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By linberl

No lock is perfect. Buy the best one you can...

No lock is perfect. Buy the best one you can afford. No swiveling arm on one side. Abus top of the line or maybe Tigr-lok (as it's not familiar to most bike thieves). Best protection: insurance.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By linberl

The other option is a very light weight fold...my...

The other option is a very light weight fold...my Bike Friday pakiT weighs out at 19lbs (which is a tolerable weight for this 70 y/o female) but if you're willing to spend even more than I did, you...
07-06-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By linberl

Glad to hear it. Whatever keeps us riding is all...

Glad to hear it. Whatever keeps us riding is all good. Now you'll be riding longer probably, too. Enjoy!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By linberl

Pacific cycles Birdy website now shows a 20"...

Pacific cycles Birdy website now shows a 20" model so you CAN have all 3.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By linberl

With the exception of the 16" Brompton, rolling...

With the exception of the 16" Brompton, rolling any folder is something you only want to do for short distances. Also, it may depend on where you live, but in the crowded city where I live, rolling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By linberl

Ha ha, maybe he forgot to pay his server bill. ...

Ha ha, maybe he forgot to pay his server bill. Glad he's back up and running.
06-11-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By linberl

I can lose weight doing either one and I ride...

I can lose weight doing either one and I ride both ways. But it's more about matching calories eaten to calories burned. I ride in part
so I can eat stuff I like (all of which is fattening)....
06-06-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By linberl

I've got a tiny 130w motor and I get 30-35 miles...

I've got a tiny 130w motor and I get 30-35 miles on it - but that's because I'm light, the bike is light, I use lowest level PAS, and I pause PAS when I don't need it. So that range means nothing in...
06-06-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By linberl

Range depends on so many factors (rider weight,...

Range depends on so many factors (rider weight, wind, gearing, terrain, PAS levels or throttle use) that it is pretty useless to look at what other riders do unless you get that info as well. Safe...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By linberl

I strongly encourage you to email Bike Friday...

I strongly encourage you to email Bike Friday (service@bikefriday.com) and send them your questions and pictures. They WILL respond to you, maybe 3 days at most. Since what you are doing can affect...
05-15-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By linberl

We can get some heavy winds off the Bay, in the...

We can get some heavy winds off the Bay, in the 20+mph range. Before I got my motor, I always thought twice about riding on those really windy days. Now I don't even give it a consideration. It has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By linberl

I have a titanium seat post on my Bike Friday....

I have a titanium seat post on my Bike Friday. What you might be able to do is just get a titanium tube with the proper circumference and clamp it on. Then get a seat post (with saddle clamps) that...
05-12-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By linberl

Unless you have the skills to do rewiring and...

Unless you have the skills to do rewiring and deal with voltage and watts and such, buying a cheap e-bike is a pound-foolish decision. It WILL crap out on you and if you cannot fix it, you will be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,869
Posted By linberl

I'm not sure I would agree with that. Aside from...

I'm not sure I would agree with that. Aside from the folding specific reasons, there are other reasons for a folder. It is definitely more nimble in traffic, and accelerates faster from a stop than a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,869
Posted By linberl

One 16" Bike Friday pakiT and one 20" Dahon Mu...

One 16" Bike Friday pakiT and one 20" Dahon Mu Uno. And while I didn't list it as a reason to own folders, subjectively I happen to think they are great looking, nicer looking than full sized bikes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,869
Posted By linberl

1. space constraints at home 2. multi modal...

1. space constraints at home
2. multi modal travel (much easier to take on transit)
3. theft prevention (take into the office or throw into a friend's car trunk)
4. smaller wheels (easier...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By linberl

Yup, +1. Freewheel limitation. I think the cost...

Yup, +1. Freewheel limitation. I think the cost of upgrading exceeds the value of that bike. You're look at a new rear wheel, cassette, chain, rear der, shifters, cabling. Maybe sell it and buy a new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,561
Posted By linberl

There are reasons some people have more than one...

There are reasons some people have more than one bike - because no single bike can do everything perfectly. I guess most Brommie riders use them in cities and are not riding daily more than 20 miles...
05-02-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,146
Posted By linberl

Part of an e-bike's value is mental. While you...

Part of an e-bike's value is mental. While you might think, with an analog bike, I don't have the energy to ride today...or my (fill in the blank) hurts so I'll skip today's ride...or there's too...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,007
Posted By linberl

Dahon's arclite rack fits the Mu quite nicely; I...

Dahon's arclite rack fits the Mu quite nicely; I have it on mine. Whether you'll need fenders or not depends on when you ride, but as we are heading into summer, you might be able to wait on those.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,007
Posted By linberl

The MU bikes are lighter than all the others I...

The MU bikes are lighter than all the others I believe. Weight matters in a lot of situations (carry to apartment or up to transit, lift to put in trunk, etc.). The Mu also has better componentry...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,007
Posted By linberl

I just cut down some Mary On One bars I had; I...

I just cut down some Mary On One bars I had; I needed them narrow enough to get thru the toll booth at the Bart station and also I have a narrow shoulder width so stock bars are way too wide anyway....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,007
Posted By linberl

The Dahon classic was already over your desired...

The Dahon classic was already over your desired budget but the showroom model was a great deal. I have a Dahon Mu (single speed) and I absolutely love it. I removed the stupid seatpost with the pump...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,007
Posted By linberl

Here's 3 to look at. The Costco bike can also be...

Here's 3 to look at. The Costco bike can also be purchased direct from Zizzo, but if you're a costco member (or known one will share their member # with you to order) they have a great return policy....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,453
Posted By linberl

Since you may have fitment issues, I recommend...

Since you may have fitment issues, I recommend only ordering online/shipping from companies that have a generous return policy as well as pay the return shipping if it doesn't fit. Many companies...
04-16-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By linberl

Put your own assist unit on a bike that fits you...

Put your own assist unit on a bike that fits you well. Lots of options. For a light road bike, if you're only going to need a bit of assist, you could go with a friction drive (Onemotor, Zipdrive,...
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