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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,188
Posted By 2_i

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Warsaw, Poland, Stairway to Heaven.

Constant police presence is there...
08-02-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By kirby999

Although, my bikes are never “finished” , my...

Although, my bikes are never “finished” , my Hardrock conversion is considered done .
Took me a good bit of trial and error to get the chain length and tensioner working correctly. May be I’m just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,188
Posted By The Chemist

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08-01-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 423,324
Posted By wyd

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08-01-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By kirby999

Here’s how she looks so far . My BMX bars...

Here’s how she looks so far .
My BMX bars should be here tomorrow.
I’ll trim the brake cables once I install the new bars ....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,188
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

forest folder, forty winks

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07-31-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By kirby999

Something I’ve thought about doing for years ,...

Something I’ve thought about doing for years , but have resisted. But , lately I’ve gotten back into my SS’s .
I decided to convert my Specialized Hardrock over to SS . Since it doesn’t have...
07-31-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 423,324
Posted By macstuff

I ran into a pile bikes and frames last year and...

I ran into a pile bikes and frames last year and have been making up whole bikes from what was scrap. I've been completing them and kicking them from the nest for several months now. I'll come back...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By mlau

I'll be picking up a Dahon Vitesse D7 tomorrow...

I'll be picking up a Dahon Vitesse D7 tomorrow for $320.
With COVID/postCOVID inflation hitting like a brick, I think it's a fair price.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,188
Posted By Geepig

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Zenit relaxing into its role of farm bike

I have since swopped the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,188
Posted By The Chemist

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By StuartB

Link to video showing the axle movement: - ...

Link to video showing the axle movement: -
https://youtu.be/I8z70kD4DfM

After telling me I must arrange delivery to them, and me kicking up a fuss, Vello then told me that they didn't meant to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,188
Posted By The Chemist

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In rural Anhui Province, China.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,188
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Gravel riding on Bickerton ;)

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07-16-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By SkinGriz

Because I can change where my pedals are without...

Because I can change where my pedals are without pedaling forward.

This can be useful when setting up for a corner and I don’t want the inside pedal to be down. Also when bunny hopping, jumping,...
07-15-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By kirby999

Coaster brake vs freewheel

I’ve been playing around with a couple of old rigid mountain bikes , converting them over to single speeds .
I already had several 26” SS coaster brake wheelsets from messing around with my Electra...
07-14-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By kirby999

I have new bikes , but prefer to ride my old...

I have new bikes , but prefer to ride my old bikes I’ve built the way I want them . I especially like mountain bikes and hybrids made in the early 90’s .
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,188
Posted By The Chemist

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,175
Posted By The Chemist

I've had my Dahon for 13 years now. It sat...

I've had my Dahon for 13 years now. It sat gathering dust for a lot longer than I'd like to admit, but I just got it fixed at the local Dahon dealer for a lot less money than I expected and it's...
07-13-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By ed h

About 4 years ago I purchased a Nirve Beach...

About 4 years ago I purchased a Nirve Beach Cruiser 7 and made it more off road capable. Knobby tires, MTB handlebars, MTB seat, better gearing for offroad with a 3 piece crankset conversion set and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By BobbyG

The Fast and the Folderous...

Rode the Dahon Boardwalk up to Manitou Springs, then screamed downhill on the way home! OMG, it's a real bike...that folds!

https://youtu.be/tlbfujxNofE
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,188
Posted By un.passant

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Not done yet because the rear wheel is a stand-in while I wait for my...
07-07-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By RobbieAG

I have vintage 3 speeds (a Raleigh Twenty and a...

I have vintage 3 speeds (a Raleigh Twenty and a Robin Hood) that I take to the beach and they work great. It's not hilly enough to be a problem. Maybe not the ultimate, but definitely better than a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,654
Posted By Pinigis

it will be 20”

it will be 20”
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By mlau

If you don't mind a compact, but not very small...

If you don't mind a compact, but not very small fold, I heartily recommend the xootr swift.
There's one in your area for sale:...
Forum: BMX
07-06-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,275
Posted By zilauk

My dad told me that he used to look up on the...

My dad told me that he used to look up on the guys riding the BMX bikes and now when he is 49 he is thinking about buying a ride for himself, so the age is just a number
07-05-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By victorm

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2001 Kona FireMountain 1x8 table tops and Surly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,525
Posted By tuleggi

It is time for a new update :-) Few changes...

It is time for a new update :-)

Few changes made and always for the better:

- changed the bottom bracket and crackset with a second hand Campagnolo Super Record. Actually the previous one from...
07-01-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By GeezyRider

I struck Craigslist gold a couple of weeks ago...

I struck Craigslist gold a couple of weeks ago when I found this nearly flawless early 90's Giant ATX 760 for $45. I put one of my saddles, a single speed conversion kit and an old single speed crank...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By BobbyG

All Dahon Boardwalk Mods Done (for now)...

I've reached my repair and modification goals for the 2007 Dahon Boardwalk I bought about a month ago.

Today I had the handlebar stem shortened 3/4 of an inch so it could be lowered 3/4". I had...
06-29-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By 2old

Love derailleurs and have plenty, just not on my...

Love derailleurs and have plenty, just not on my cruisers; they don't need anything to spoil the simplicity JMO!
06-28-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By JehD

Is that a crack in the 2nd pic by the pivot?

Is that a crack in the 2nd pic by the pivot?
06-27-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By 2old

Take it easy. I've discovered (and maybe you have...

Take it easy. I've discovered (and maybe you have too) that you have as much fun riding slowly as before when you were faster, plus you get more saddle time for the same distance.
06-27-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By hevysrf

Priority makes a 3 speed belt drive aluminum in...

Priority makes a 3 speed belt drive aluminum in dark blue, you won't like the tires but could learn wheel lacing by swapping in a Nexus 7 hub.





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06-26-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By kirby999

My hands do give me problems, arthritis ,...

My hands do give me problems, arthritis , especially the left hand .
I have more aches and pains from working on my bikes than I do from riding them .
But I don’t plan on stopping either . 😎
06-26-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By 2old

Kirby, neat bike; try 32/20. It was a perfect...

Kirby, neat bike; try 32/20. It was a perfect gear for me off road for about 20 years when I rode SS almost exclusively. 30/22 is about 9.5 mph @ 90 rpm but who says you need to go faster?
06-26-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By 2old

+1^^^^^ I had one for awhile and it was a ton of...

+1^^^^^ I had one for awhile and it was a ton of fun. The approximately 2:1 gear ratio allowed me to climb all but the steepest hills and those could be avoided easily. Was fun on mild trails too. I...
06-26-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By kirby999

Swapped the wheelset out for a blue set with...

Swapped the wheelset out for a blue set with Michelin Country Rock tires . The tires are more cruiser .
Calling this my “Spin-Cycle” . 30 Chainring with a 22 tooth cog . Turned it into a goat on...
06-26-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I commuted on 3 speeds for years. Not what I...

I commuted on 3 speeds for years. Not what I would call "useless"



Also dubious, mate.

To the OP: Go for it. Or not. No bad choice here.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,188
Posted By Bym

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06-25-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By kirby999

SS MTB , or Cruiser ? Put this one together today...

SS MTB , or Cruiser ? Put this one together today , Someday I hope try it out off road .
Has rear coaster brake .
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By joey buzzard

I rode this little wonder machine from Bilbao to...

I rode this little wonder machine from Bilbao to Burgos last year before lockdown. Now it conveys me around the mountains in La Alpujarras Granadina. I travel light with a backpack rather than...
06-24-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By kirby999

I enjoyed my Electras before I realized what was...

I enjoyed my Electras before I realized what was going on on .
I have a Few bikes that were made back in the early 90’s that seem to be working good for me at the moment, including my Specialized...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 417,771
Posted By Doc_Wui

Downtube website still working for me. ...

Downtube website still working for me.
https://www.downtube.com/downtube-nova-lightweight-folding-bike/
06-24-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 423,324
Posted By hevysrf

That red with white spears must have been popular...

That red with white spears must have been popular in the late 90's. I have an Electra Eric Malone Signature from that era.

I've installed Velo Orange sealed headset bearings, Shimano sealed bottom...
06-24-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By ed h

I recently picked up a 1996 Gary Fisher Klunker....

I recently picked up a 1996 Gary Fisher Klunker. This bike is a replica of Gary Fishers mid 1970s mountain bike, which started out as a 1930s Schwinn single speed. At the time Gary Fisher added front...
06-23-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By JehD

With the springy Brooks and more upright bars its...

With the springy Brooks and more upright bars its pretty cruiserier.
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06-22-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By tcs

A lot of bike stuff is proprietary and not...

A lot of bike stuff is proprietary and not cross-compatible - but not three-speed hub sprockets. Shimano and SRAM [Sachs (Fichtel&Sachs)] and Sturmey-Archer (since 1903!) sprockets all fit. Given...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,188
Posted By Jipe

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06-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,543
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks, yeah its got vintage MTB geometry. In the...

Thanks, yeah its got vintage MTB geometry. In the mid 90s, there was a brief fad with cruiser-esque frames. The most desirable was the Newsboy...
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