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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,569
Posted By Pinigis

We finally have production underway and will be...

We finally have production underway and will be delivering bikes in May (barring any unforeseen Covid issues). I decided to do just two colors for this initial run: the green you see above, and a...
01-20-23, 01:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,046
Posted By kooby

Well... I went back and found some pictures from...

Well... I went back and found some pictures from our sub...
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190430_163534878_c853fbec1a7e10475a148bf0f092e2edaedea325.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,569
Posted By Pinigis

We did modify the design of the rear rack so that...

We did modify the design of the rear rack so that the bike will stand upright when in its folded position. Of course you can leave the seat post in and pop off the handlebar for a more compact...
01-09-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My kitten came home with a collar in his mouth,...

My kitten came home with a collar in his mouth, and an Air Tag attached. No contact info. How am I supposed to return this? Its owner hasn't showed up looking for it, so apparently they don't know...
12-22-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By styggno1

My Bike Forums post no 1000

I was pondering upon what to do for my post number 1000Ö

It has taken six years to reach a thousand posts. I do have some different hobbies and my interest for/in them goes up and down over time,...
12-17-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,508
Posted By Sactown_Albert

Enjoyable Holiday Ride!

Had a nice group brave the cold for our 3rd Saturday ride! A couple of new riders mixed in with our veteran stalwarts. A lot of lovely and unusual bikes! Enjoy the holidays and see you the third...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,195
Posted By late

Thanks, I'll check them out. I started feeling...

Thanks, I'll check them out. I started feeling like myself, partly anyway, yesterday. It gave me hope, it's like a drug.
11-30-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 845
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Some parting shots, mostly to show tire...

Some parting shots, mostly to show tire clearances around various tubes, and some to show a nice angle or detail. Enjoy!

Specialized S-Works SL stem. No lighter than any other light stem, but...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,922
Posted By rumrunn6

circling back because I started using them. a cpl...

circling back because I started using them. a cpl walks w/ Wifey & 2 bike rides. gotta say I'm liking them! nice to have 1 layer instead of 2. flex at the knee is not bad. the drive train side needs...
11-10-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 398
Posted By UnCruel

Cosmetically, the big rings are noticeably...

Cosmetically, the big rings are noticeably different, in the form of more machining on the outside. I thought maybe it was for weight savings, but the weight is identical.

The spacing between...
11-03-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,378
Posted By K2dahlia

Well, I pulled the trigger and splurged. A...

Well, I pulled the trigger and splurged. A Specialized Diverge E5 Comp is on the way. It was hard to find my size (52cm) but found one halfway across the country that was on sale (!) so the cost is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,569
Posted By Pinigis

OK, here is the final prototype. I know that...

OK, here is the final prototype. I know that some of you don't like the rack, but it is stronger than our other options, and it looks pretty good in black. We will begin production in about...
10-29-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I am already in the late 60s 69 in a couple of...

I am already in the late 60s 69 in a couple of weeks. Given my rate of recovery so far this early in the game, I am optimistic.
10-23-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By Doug Fattic

A 30 year old Doug Fattic frame/bicycle came back home

About 30 years ago I made a frame/bicycle for the daughter of one of my friends. It was to help her be successfully taking a cycling class in school. She was tall with long legs and a short upper...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Murray Missile

Thank you, yes I'm doing great, went back to work...

Thank you, yes I'm doing great, went back to work on Monday. I've been riding it for about a month now and have been riding some of my MTB's in the past week or so and even took our new to us tandem...
09-29-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By sloar

I got the bike pretty cheap, bought it off the...

I got the bike pretty cheap, bought it off the original owner that rode it once and out it up. I ended up cutting the handlebars down a bit, upgrading the fork to a Rockshox Recon, Deore RD and Sora...
09-29-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm a little late to the party but you can use...

I'm a little late to the party but you can use any long cage 7. 8 or 9 speed Shimano compatible RD, the 10 speed RD's however use a slightly different cable pull and won't work correctly on anything...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,860
Posted By jaxy357

Newb

Hi everyone, this is my first post and I need to get to 10 posts before I can show you pics of my bikes...both vintage road bikes, one kept on campus, the other at home. I commute about 18 miles,...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,860
Posted By sbuckaroo

Had a dry run over the weekend to check the...

Had a dry run over the weekend to check the commute route and it was fine. I look forward to overcoming my fear of traffic and to staring to commute a few days a week.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,569
Posted By Pinigis

Yes, it is chromoly, and yes, that describes the...

Yes, it is chromoly, and yes, that describes the steerer tube pretty well.
09-17-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,007
Posted By Inusuit

Update for September 2022. My 1995 Specialized...

Update for September 2022. My 1995 Specialized Rockhopper had the recalled cranks. I contact the local Specialized dealer. They reached out to Shimano. Took the RH in today. They received and will...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By RoadWearier

This forum gets battier all the time.

This forum gets battier all the time.
09-15-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By scutchin

Well, I bit the bullet and got the Giant. I only...

Well, I bit the bullet and got the Giant. I only have about 10 miles of riding on it so far, mostly shakedown type riding, but got in a few sprints and short hills so I can compare to the trail bike....
08-21-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By mkeller234

I have a big update. In the end, I made 0 parts...

I have a big update. In the end, I made 0 parts swaps. I rebuilt BOTH the varsity and the super sport. I have to say that I am glad that I did, because the varsity absolutely sparkles in the sun...
08-09-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,004
Posted By bulgie

Sounds like you're saying stiffer is more...

Sounds like you're saying stiffer is more efficient, did I read that right?

I've been looking for evidence on that question for the last 45 years, and most of what I've seen points to the...
07-26-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,513
Posted By cyclezen

Well, I received the 2 TPU tubes I ordered on...

Well, I received the 2 TPU tubes I ordered on June 29.
Received on Sat, july 23, the ship label shows they were shipped from china on July 4....
Forum: Commuting
07-23-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By BobbyG

My New Bike Commute!

https://youtu.be/dzdwCSLglEw
Forum: Commuting
07-15-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By Pinigis

We are finally make a few prototypes of the new...

We are finally make a few prototypes of the new Swift. I hope to have photos to share in about a month.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By BobbyG

The Anticipation is Killing Me!

In a week or two I start a new job that will see me return to daily bike commuting after an 18 month hiatus.

The business I worked for closed at the end of 2020 and I began freelancing from home...
06-24-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,292
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, after one false start and some unseen...

Well, after one false start and some unseen setbacks knee replacement No.1 is now complete and No. 2 is scheduled in 6 weeks. My left leg is now straight and noticeably longer than the right and I...
06-18-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By andrewclaus

Do you have grip shifters, the kind you twist? If...

Do you have grip shifters, the kind you twist? If so, the rear will shift one gear with each click but the front might not. Some front grip shifters have several clicks between gears. I've seen at...
06-16-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By motochick

Every bike I own has a story, this particular one is quite special....

Every bike I own has a story, some are short and simple, some are not. This story starts 21 yrs ago when we moved to a small town in Northern AZ and I saw this bike for the very first time sitting on...
06-07-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,139
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/BgwsGE3.jpeg I put a...

https://i.imgur.com/BgwsGE3.jpeg

I put a full m732 set of XT on this rockhopper of mine. It came with LX. I don't think I kept anything except frame, fork, stem and seatpost clamp qr.
06-06-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,139
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Commuting
06-01-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By tjspiel

Back to regular commuting after 2+ year hiatus

After a post COVID remodel our office has officially reopened today. Smaller overall space. Closed offices are gone. More meeting rooms. And I'm sure far less people since coming into the office is...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Digger Goreman

1x conversion review/lessons learned

For whatever reason, you want to pull the trigger on your 1x commuter/road bike. I just finished the final piece in my somewhat haphazardly approached, yet successful conversion. Some things I did...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By ascherer

Inside parking at last!

My company started to allow parking on 3 of our 5 floors today. So pleased to bring my commuter indoors.
...
05-15-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,321
Posted By zandoval

My daily 10 mile rides are short Ups and Downs. I...

My daily 10 mile rides are short Ups and Downs. I don't pedal going Down cause I am concentrating on staying on the bike from lack of breath.

So really my rides are only 5 miles.... Ha
05-13-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,086
Posted By mriley

update on Ueda Trail, N. Sacramento

The levee work is finished on Steelhead Creek in N. Sac. and the trail on top of the levee has been repaved. Get on the trail at the Arden Garden extension, at El Camino Ave., at Silver Eagle Road,...
04-19-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,972
Posted By Ray9

75 and still cycling.

It is cold here in New England and cycling after winter is unpleasant, uncomfortable, and painful. Why do I keep doing it? I made the decision to buy three very expensive bicycles over the years...
04-10-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,719
Posted By Bianchigirll

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Bicycle Show

I couldn't figure out how to do anything fancy so here are the links from the facebook post

http://www.classicbicyclesauburn.com/show-and-swap/
...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-22, 12:45 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,023
Posted By gaucho777

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 341.5 mi ...

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 341.5 mi
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 323.2 mi as of 3/12
CJ Str3tch (WI) ____________________ 38 (322 YTD)
Chinghis (CA) ______________________ 37.6 mi...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,023
Posted By ThermionicScott

Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 323.2 mi as...

Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 323.2 mi as of 3/12
gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 297.9 mi
CJ Str3tch (WI) ____________________ 38 (322 YTD)
Chinghis (CA) ______________________ 37.6 mi...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-21-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By unterhausen

You will occasionally see evidence that builders...

You will occasionally see evidence that builders do that. Usually in the form of a complaint though.
03-14-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By eduskator

N+1 Weekend - A roadie that bought his first MTB

Hi all,

Just wanted to introduce myself as I will most likely be active on this section of the forum from now on. I am a long time roadie and been a bikeforums.net member since almost 3 years. I...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By LarrySellerz

Commute Report Friday

Hey all, itís been a while since my last ride report, so I wanted to drop a line into the morning commute to give you a sense of what is going on in the streets.

Weather: 8:17 AM. 48į F and...
02-26-22, 07:26 AM
02-18-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,265
Posted By himespau

There's a part of me that says that, if I ever...

There's a part of me that says that, if I ever had the money, I'd get a smart bike because it's all integrated with fewer wear items to replace (no cassette, chain, etc). Another part of me says...
02-14-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 24,910
Posted By Mad Honk

Box O' Crap, Series Nine

Box O' Crap, Series Nine
I am the new Crap Master. I am a golf professional. I think I can handle this, but we shall see! For the general record of future historians this is the reinstatement of the...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,860
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1361: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1361:

16įF this morning, but only about a 5 mph headwind so the temp wasn't too bad. My thighs and toes got a bit frosty by the time I made it to the...
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