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02-20-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,095
Posted By mirfi

Came home Monday(today). Wife and I make a...

Came home Monday(today). Wife and I make a weekend out of it. We stay in Westminster. We eat at Baughers, go to a few other local resturants/bars. I go to the Swap meet on Sunday for a few hours, she...
02-17-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,285
Posted By mirfi

Tried to read Tale of Two Cities. Same, same.

Tried to read Tale of Two Cities. Same, same.
02-17-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,285
Posted By mirfi

I read it last year, great book. But those words...

I read it last year, great book. But those words were like somebody did a brake check on the highway. I just starting glossing over them as much as I could.
02-17-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,095
Posted By mirfi

Maybe I'll see ya. Anything distinguishing? I...

Maybe I'll see ya. Anything distinguishing? I should be wearing a red "Tour Dem Parks" t-shirt.

I volunteered the last couple of years. It will be good not to get there at 0600. I hope the the...
Forum: Northeast
02-13-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By mirfi

Apologize for misinformation. My wife dropped me...

Apologize for misinformation. My wife dropped me off on Victory Blvd in Staten Island, then took the ferry with many people to Manhattan. Long queue, but everybody is talking to everybody. Cool part...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By mirfi

These are 16 x 1.75 and rated at 40 PSI. It was...

These are 16 x 1.75 and rated at 40 PSI. It was a solid, soft, and comfortable ride. But felt like the handlebars were at my knees.

A facebook group(owners/resource?) pointed me in direction of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By mirfi

All, A RSW owners group on facebook...

All,

A RSW owners group on facebook straightened me out on it's uniqueness. Thank you. It is the rare Japanese made model.

A seasoned mechanic at Velocipede worked on this bike for three hours...
02-01-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27,018
Views: 4,071,482
Posted By mirfi

Raleigh RSW, circa 1974, made in Japan. Last...

Raleigh RSW, circa 1974, made in Japan. Last month it had one wheel in the dumpster. Now with new bearings and grease in the headset/bottom bracket/front hub, new chain, shifter and pedals, it is a...
01-23-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,095
Posted By mirfi

So many cycle-heads in one place. I probably walk...

So many cycle-heads in one place. I probably walk through the aisles twice over a four hour period. Still don't see it all. And talk to a hundred people. And if you are a cyclist, you will see a few...
Forum: Northeast
01-15-23, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By mirfi

Despite the challenges, it's fun. 40,000 people...

Despite the challenges, it's fun. 40,000 people are having fun. You will to.

:-)

BTW, I'm from out of town. Stayed in a hotel at the other end of Staten Island. Parked off of Victory. On top of...
01-13-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,584
Posted By mirfi

I don't want to buy it. I wonder if I could...

I don't want to buy it. I wonder if I could rent/borrow for a day or so.
Forum: Northeast
01-11-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By mirfi

Rudy, I took the plunge last year. The...

Rudy,

I took the plunge last year. The toughest part is the two miles(?) before the bridge and the bridge. Bridge seemed to go on and up forever.

I practiced doing hills and pacing for another...
01-02-23, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27,018
Views: 4,071,482
Posted By mirfi

I'd put lube and air in it just to ride it in...

I'd put lube and air in it just to ride it in it's original form. Then you will really appreciate the upgrades. Good Luck, have fun with it!!!
12-18-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,512
Posted By mirfi

Raleigh Twenty owner here. Good luck, have fun....

Raleigh Twenty owner here. Good luck, have fun. Solid ride. If your wrenches don't fit it is probably British Whitworth size. I ordered a 17/32(?) for the lug nuts.Thread "Love of Three speeds" may...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By mirfi

More pictures ...

More pictures
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x400/rsw03_e771ad19651ba27e502423f3895902966aee0477.jpg
Used propane torch and PB Blaster, but it's apart and wire wheeled.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By mirfi

Raleigh RSW 16" Rehab, it's different

All,

I picked up a Raleigh RSW (Raleigh Small Wheel) from a non-profit bike shop that was forced to downsize. Shout out to Velocipede Bike Project. Also picked up four Dahon 16" folders, but...
12-15-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27,018
Views: 4,071,482
Posted By mirfi

Hello All, I have a problem. It's a bike...

Hello All,

I have a problem. It's a bike problem. A local used bike non-profit is downsizing and severely pruning it's inventory. They know I am a folding bike guy and asked if I take a look at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,667
Posted By mirfi

I just saved 4 Dahon Stowaways and a Raleigh RSW...

I just saved 4 Dahon Stowaways and a Raleigh RSW from the scrap heap.

But I'm way too big and fat for these.

Anybody want a Stowaway?

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By mirfi

Hello, I just saved four of these from the...

Hello,

I just saved four of these from the scrap heap. Just couldn't see them melted, but really don't want them. Are these worth anything to anybody?

If I restore it will only be to ride able...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-28-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,305
Posted By mirfi

If possible go on Facebook, Craigslist. Go test...

If possible go on Facebook, Craigslist. Go test ride/fold any that are someone is selling.

Go to the train station/business areas. Talk to people about their folders. We love to talk about our...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,667
Posted By mirfi

Hey All, I am a member of the Senior...

Hey All,

I am a member of the Senior Cyclists of Baltimore County and we had a ride yesterday on the North Central Rail Trail (NCRR). Short ride, 6 miles to New Freedom, and decided to take the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 368,831
Posted By mirfi

Syn, Not sure how much you have read this...

Syn,

Not sure how much you have read this whole thread. (It is a lot). But a usual upgrade is to drill out the stem hole on the rims to allow for Schrader valve tubes as they are much more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,667
Posted By mirfi

Wife and I spent a few days in Annapolis. I did...

Wife and I spent a few days in Annapolis. I did some riding in the morning.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 368,831
Posted By mirfi

Goes to show that there is an interest in...

Goes to show that there is an interest in minivelo bikes. Iím surprised of how little product offering is available in North America. Asia and Europe have access to many minivelos.

Few random...
06-28-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By mirfi

All, I had to stop wearing flip-flops...

All,

I had to stop wearing flip-flops because of the pain.

Took a chance on Reef Ortho Spring sandals, bought from Zappos(?). Working from home, I wear them all the time.

This was...
06-26-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By mirfi

Ten years ago I spent lots of money at the...

Ten years ago I spent lots of money at the podiatrist who came up with $700 pads that fit in my shoe. Cured it.

Now I go to the local Walmart, Walgreen, CVS, whatever and buy the Dr Scholl's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By mirfi

Folding and removable. I am sure I've had...

Folding and removable.

I am sure I've had every manufacturer of inexpensive (<$20) folding pedals on my folders/smallwheel over the last 15 years. I weigh 250+ so I put a lot of strain on them. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,667
Posted By mirfi

Not sure if you are going to work on it. But I...

Not sure if you are going to work on it. But I messed with one last year.
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1221573-vintage-german-folder-1980-s-department-store-bike-2.html
03-28-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By mirfi

Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen...

Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31111?msg=welcome_stranger
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,667
Posted By mirfi

We spent some time in Washington DC, attended a...

We spent some time in Washington DC, attended a Capitals game. Next day I went for a chilly morning ride.

Getting around the DC monuments and sites by folder is the way to go. BTW, there are 2-3...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,884
Posted By mirfi

All, I been posting photos to "Folders in...

All,

I been posting photos to "Folders in the Wild" and neglecting this threads, so lemme do some updates.

...
02-15-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,709
Views: 809,089
Posted By mirfi

Christmas Gift ...

Christmas Gift


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x400/2021_12_25_icycleseat_29d3d038ac4af04d3242223e36b18cd952953eb3.jpg
Be safe my friends
02-10-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By mirfi

If it's a removable derailleur hanger. Take it...

If it's a removable derailleur hanger. Take it off and hammer it flat.

I have done that and it worked. I also ordered a new one.
02-05-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By mirfi

Because of him, I have a Raleigh Twenty. I know...

Because of him, I have a Raleigh Twenty. I know what the Gear Inches are on my bicycles or what they will be on a yet un-purchased bike. Probably 90% of what I know, I learned from he.

Thank you...
02-05-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,586
Posted By mirfi

I have an unnatural feel of being "doored", my...

I have an unnatural feel of being "doored", my daughter bought me this shirt.

...
01-21-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,928
Posted By mirfi

Old thread, but the exact issue I'm facing. Love...

Old thread, but the exact issue I'm facing. Love BikeForums.

Gonna take my 8 year old old Bikesdirect Motobecane Fantom Cross for a tour of the GAP. It has DC19 wheels and I had put 26mm Conti's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By mirfi

Have fun. For inexpensive upgrades and...

Have fun.

For inexpensive upgrades and advice go to your local bike collective. Like https://freewheelshouston.org. Those places usually sell leftover parts for cost. (I donate extra).
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By mirfi

Lets say it all fits. What size is the chainring,...

Lets say it all fits. What size is the chainring, or what gear inches are you expecting
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,667
Posted By mirfi

We stayed in Chincoteague this week, I cycled to...

We stayed in Chincoteague this week, I cycled to Assateague a couple days. Nice and flat for this single speed. Picture is of the Pony Lookout. Actually ponies in the background.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,667
Posted By mirfi

Great bike, note, the lug nuts are Whitworth...

Great bike, note, the lug nuts are Whitworth standard. So, I ordered some 17/32 sockets from Home Depot. Also on the forums is the "For the love of English 3 speeds..." threads.

Have fun, they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,227
Posted By mirfi

I've had a few, great bikes. I snap them up and...

I've had a few, great bikes. I snap them up and re-home them. Great for us older folk with their low step-over height.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,667
Posted By mirfi

It was a nice day, so my friends decided to take...

It was a nice day, so my friends decided to take their boat to Rock Hall. We brought our folders.

...
05-11-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 36,005
Posted By mirfi

I'm an old fat slow guy. Built for comfort, not...

I'm an old fat slow guy. Built for comfort, not for speed.

Nonetheless, I'm addicted to watching the Tour De France (and Orioles/Ravens/Caps). So wife buys me sports jerseys, That includes TDF...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,667
Posted By mirfi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,667
Posted By mirfi

Ocean City Maryland ...

Ocean City Maryland


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x300/2021_04_21_ex01_86eb32af9ed726c50ef37c16f15542546dc7ab48.jpg
Fishing pier...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,667
Posted By mirfi

It is for coffee ...

It is for coffee

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Huffy-Bike-Beverage-Cup-Holder-Black/35679265

I've built these with a handlebar clamp and a big old tomato can.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 483,315
Posted By mirfi

Some friends of mine finished restoring a cabin...

Some friends of mine finished restoring a cabin cruiser and were interested in folding bikes. So we looked around and they ended up with the two Dahons (5 speed Stowaway/Speed UNO). When the 8H...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,667
Posted By mirfi

Went out with some family and friends on their...

Went out with some family and friends on their new-ish folders,

Nice day for a ride to get acquainted with their folders.
...
04-07-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8,284
Views: 957,695
Posted By mirfi

DogBone wrenches to keep in the saddle bags of my...

DogBone wrenches to keep in the saddle bags of my old Euro folders.

From eBay. 99 cents American. Took a month to get here.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 483,315
Posted By mirfi

Just bought a 8H, probably 15 years old. Been in...

Just bought a 8H, probably 15 years old. Been in storage, needs TLC/pedals.but that 8speed IGH is sweet. Pictures to follow.
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