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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By FolderBeholder

Pure hogwash Yan. You neither held, nor offered...

Pure hogwash Yan. You neither held, nor offered to hold any product for me, at any price point. Nor did you warn me you’d be raising prices. We spoke in detail and an increase was not part of our...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By FolderBeholder

You talk in circles…but it’s of no consequence as...

You talk in circles…but it’s of no consequence as our conversation has run it’s course.
Best wishes to you moving forward.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By FolderBeholder

To re-cap MY experience with you, we spoke...

To re-cap MY experience with you, we spoke extensively by phone about your bikes back in 2017 you were very affable and spoke extensively of your personal bicycling career. I told you I’d be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By FolderBeholder

DT was playing those pricing policies back in...

DT was playing those pricing policies back in 2017 BEFORE pandemic-related bike shortages, or the current inflationary position we're in. I was preparing to purchase 2 of his bikes, and was waiting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By FolderBeholder

I can’t speak for DownTube bikes but the recent...

I can’t speak for DownTube bikes but the recent news of the company’s changes (or simply fading away) is enough to dissuade me from even consideration of their products (whatever remains of their...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By FolderBeholder

I think so too….helps streamline/implement sales...

I think so too….helps streamline/implement sales to those less willing to wait, or somewhat less particular about color, componentry etc. VS. having those potential clients go away and buy elsewhere...
07-01-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By FolderBeholder

I prefer an "anti-sieze" compound for this, vice...

I prefer an "anti-sieze" compound for this, vice lubricant...for several reasons but that is what it's designed for and not what lubricants are designed for.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By FolderBeholder

To a lesser extent can always buy one "off the...

To a lesser extent can always buy one "off the rack" and mod-to-suit. (in fact many of us have done so with built-to-spec bikes, I have)

To the OP....Bike Friday's drop down as shown on my browser...
06-29-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By FolderBeholder

I happened to notice this evening that our...

I happened to notice this evening that our e-bikes both have Wellgo folding pedals on them, which have never provided me as much as a second thought. I looked on Wellgo.com and they have an entire,...
06-29-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By FolderBeholder

Thanks for the input. Upon further research...

Thanks for the input.

Upon further research I'm not convinced polymer bearings are a trademark of "cheap" pedals, but an (and possibly an up-and-coming) alternative to old school balls and cups,...
06-28-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By FolderBeholder

Polymer bearing pedals

I’m shopping for some pedals for a couple of our bikes (folding bikes/folding pedals although not necessarily germane to my question) and noticed a number of available pedals, mostly on Amazon, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 324,100
Posted By FolderBeholder

Borrego Springs?

Borrego Springs?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,798
Posted By FolderBeholder

does your Sis have a YouTube channel? If so I...

does your Sis have a YouTube channel? If so I think I watch (and enjoy) her videos
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,798
Posted By FolderBeholder

I have a VERY similar fleet!

I have a VERY similar fleet!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,798
Posted By FolderBeholder

Congrats and enjoy it. I sure enjoy mine...

Congrats and enjoy it.
I sure enjoy mine...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By FolderBeholder

That looks like its still got that new bike...

That looks like its still got that new bike smell!
Congrats!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,631
Posted By FolderBeholder

Steel is real....good call IMO. A different...

Steel is real....good call IMO. A different animal than aluminum and I personally prefer the ride over aluminum.
I like the matte finish as pictured, although thats not really a design element...
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,484
Posted By FolderBeholder

Peta-whom are you asking?

Peta-whom are you asking?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,172
Posted By FolderBeholder

I rarely fold, unless of course I take it...

I rarely fold, unless of course I take it travelling which, of course lately I don't....

But even pre-pandemic, only fold for transport but ride daily and stays home un-folded.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 324,100
Posted By FolderBeholder

Last February. My parole officer approved it...

Last February. My parole officer approved it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 324,100
Posted By FolderBeholder

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/5f26bfa6_25a3_4c26_b271_8277f0425382_609bdcd0da85c401ac8c251935b85e6a8d715cc5.jpeg
A winter‘s day in Oceanside, California...(can tell...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 324,100
Posted By FolderBeholder

Interstate ride on Nevada’s/Arizona’s Hoover Dam....

Interstate ride on Nevada’s/Arizona’s Hoover Dam.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1616x1080/daf9b4ff_d9da_4fb7_8d7e_19d7eaf98929_5b412ef3df301390c3446712c91ea6737314cd20.jpeg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 324,100
Posted By FolderBeholder

Sweet ride...love the fenders. Sorry for your...

Sweet ride...love the fenders.
Sorry for your loss...you never forget your “first”.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,798
Posted By FolderBeholder

Did you read the thread I linked? Go to it's most...

Did you read the thread I linked? Go to it's most recent (latest) activity. It's about a Downtube brand bike, cracking for what appears to due to a design element....yet the owner of that very bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,798
Posted By FolderBeholder

I dont think this bicycle has been verified to...

I dont think this bicycle has been verified to have been misaligned, and the offer to return has been made by the manufacturer....seems like a no-brainer. If we're going to speculate on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,798
Posted By FolderBeholder

It's really not intended to be ridden with no...

It's really not intended to be ridden with no hands either! LOL
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,798
Posted By FolderBeholder

As the owner of BOTH a EuroMini Zizzo AND a...

As the owner of BOTH a EuroMini Zizzo AND a Brompton (which cost 6X as much) riding no-handed on the Euro-Mini Zizzo is far more doable than on my Brompton so your argument regarding cost isn't a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,055
Posted By FolderBeholder

I own 4 bicycles, and have a looong history of...

I own 4 bicycles, and have a looong history of motorcycle and scooter ownership (30 years) and everyone of them has seemed to “favor a side”, either in terms of balance, or exhibited tire wear or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,798
Posted By FolderBeholder

Well Zizzo DOES have a 30 day money-back...

Well Zizzo DOES have a 30 day money-back guarantee. If you feel the frame is somehow defective, return it and re-order later? Assuming they have any bikes to ship.

I am curious how you know that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,055
Posted By FolderBeholder

I’m not sure the juice is worth the squeeze as...

I’m not sure the juice is worth the squeeze as they say....sounds like you’ve mounted the front wheel in a way it isn’t intended (potentially unsafe @ axle not seated into fork tangs all the way) so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 417,688
Posted By FolderBeholder

The owner of that bike company claims to be the...

The owner of that bike company claims to be the designer, whatever that means, but clearly any engineer would have given that detail a hard “pass“.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,079
Posted By FolderBeholder

BTDT....Brompton isn't big on evolutionary...

BTDT....Brompton isn't big on evolutionary product development but to answer your not-so-contemporary recommendations the axle bolt stands are woefully unreliable, and of course the seatpost...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,079
Posted By FolderBeholder

Thanks. Now, back to something I DON'T know:...

Thanks.
Now, back to something I DON'T know: why they can't add a small plate for a tradtitional kickstand like I said ( and one that actually works with a loaded rack )
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,055
Posted By FolderBeholder

We bought our EuroMini (now Zizzos) early...

We bought our EuroMini (now Zizzos) early on....2017 I believe. We got Urbanos....back then their top of the line. These darn bikes have been ridden long and hard and owe us nothing! They’ve been...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,881
Posted By FolderBeholder

surprisingly...standard gearing for me

When the Missus and I set-out to order our Brompton 6 speeds we thought the -12% gearing would be a no-brainer. Our San Diego area Brompton retailer had a few Bromptons in stock and allowed us to try...
04-06-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,641
Posted By FolderBeholder

When I do that, people always move to THEIR left,...

When I do that, people always move to THEIR left, forcing me to pass on their right.

Then I exclaim as I pass Them “or...on your right if you prefer!”
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,096
Posted By FolderBeholder

Given the history of Tern frame-weld failures,...

Given the history of Tern frame-weld failures, why would anyone take a chance with so many other good alternatives out there which dont have a history of failures?

My first folder, a $300 Zizzo...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,305
Posted By FolderBeholder

Sure you are....LMAO

Sure you are....LMAO
01-30-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,769
Posted By FolderBeholder

Rough end & start of the new year here...

Congrats Mattthehat on an impressive January!

Due to some rare-ish So-Cal rainfall in early Dec. and the fact that I was travellin in Viet Nam Dec 11 through 27th, my December mileage was only...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,969
Posted By FolderBeholder

Your comment sounds a little “competitively...

Your comment sounds a little “competitively envious” to me Yan. If it wasnt a good deal for Zizzo they probably wouldnt have done it...

In my business trying to reverse engineer a competitors big...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,969
Posted By FolderBeholder

Sounds to me like Zizzo hit the lottery by...

Sounds to me like Zizzo hit the lottery by partnering with Costco...This deal will undoubtedly mean accelerated growth and brand awareness for Zizzo bikes.

This could as they say really put them...
11-25-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By FolderBeholder

Oceanside Bike Trail (San Luis Rey)

Does anyone have any firsthand knowledge of whether or not the San Luis Rey bike trail floods beneath I-5 after heavy rains? If so, does that make it impassible?

Thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,584
Posted By FolderBeholder

I've purchased 4 off of Amazon over the course of...

I've purchased 4 off of Amazon over the course of a couple of years. $20-$25/ea.
Very happy with all of them (two are "Durban" brand)
11-13-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,229
Posted By FolderBeholder

As of 11-12-19 @127 mi on the month. Would lime...

As of 11-12-19 @127 mi on the month. Would lime to hit 300 in Nov, as Ill be out of the country for half of December (no riding) and need to do so PLUS 150 in Decemebr to make my annual goal this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 48,713
Posted By FolderBeholder

Somewhere between one poster's perspective from...

Somewhere between one poster's perspective from the inside-looking-out, and the rest of ours' from the outside-looking-in, is the actual, business and people reality of the current sitch at BF. THAT...
11-10-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,355
Posted By FolderBeholder

In automotive tires thats whats known as a...

In automotive tires thats whats known as a “broken belt”. Damage is usually the result of a hard, offset impact.

In bike tires there is typically one, thin belt and this may also be the result of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 48,713
Posted By FolderBeholder

Be careful what you wish for....Tern is likely...

Be careful what you wish for....Tern is likely much better funded than...some other bike companies are. If they go, they certainly will do so after many other smaller, contract bike sellers have done...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,631
Posted By FolderBeholder

I don't have experience with those tires, but I'm...

I don't have experience with those tires, but I'm ENVIOUS that you can call PortaPedal your LBS.

I've purchased a few items from them and theyve been very pleasant to deal with.

I live in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 48,713
Posted By FolderBeholder

Additionally, although it's most likely a luxury...

Additionally, although it's most likely a luxury at this point, is to start thinking of themselves as a "bicycle" company versus a "folding bike" company and offering maybe another line of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 48,713
Posted By FolderBeholder

As I've said previously in this ever-lengthening...

As I've said previously in this ever-lengthening thread....'sales is a contact sport". Thats where the LBS is probably better suited than a direct sales approach (unless geographically well located...
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