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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-24, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By tds101

The Origami Lotus is available in the USA...

The Origami Lotus is available in the USA (cromomoly steel frame, 9 speeds, hydraulic disk brakes, around 25lbs): https://www.origamibicycles.com/shop/p/lotus
...
02-20-24, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 460
Posted By CAT7RDR

So going by the Slime website for a 2"x29" tire I...

So going by the Slime website for a 2"x29" tire I would need about 7-8 ounces per tire.
Perhaps that 7-8 ounces per tire would be better suited for a more robust tire?
02-20-24, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By firebird854

I made a map that shows all of the paved/gravel roads!

Hello,

I'm part of the team of three roommates who've been developing a completely free alternative cycling routing service, similar to Strava's route builder/Kommot/RideWithGPS over the past...
02-17-24, 08:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By dedhed

Where the proverbial rubber meets the road is not...

Where the proverbial rubber meets the road is not the place to skimp
02-17-24, 11:51 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,681
Posted By tomato coupe

My bikes good. All other bikes bad, unnecessary,...

My bikes good. All other bikes bad, unnecessary, and not worth the money. ;)
02-17-24, 06:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,151
Posted By Chuck M

Ads? What ads? I don' see no stinkin' ads. :beer:

Ads? What ads? I don' see no stinkin' ads. :beer:
02-16-24, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By Kai Winters

Neva shoulda dun it...

As the title says...neva shoulda dun it...but I did...sigh
I've posted in the "what are you wrenching on" or something like that thread that I have been building a Spesh Tarmac SL8 SWorks with a...
02-16-24, 06:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,151
Posted By calamarichris

Here's my like anyway. Suck it. 8D

Here's my like anyway. Suck it. 8D
02-16-24, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,151
Posted By badger1

Nothing of consequence.

Nothing of consequence.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-24, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,915
Posted By Fentuz

After 1 year in this configuration (5000km), the...

After 1 year in this configuration (5000km), the bike is still very enjoyable and is the bike I ride the most due to low maintenance cost (components are cheap):
- 2 chain sram 971
- 1 BB Praxis...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-24, 07:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,289
Posted By cat0020

Tire is printed 20x1.75, 47-406... that is a 20...

Tire is printed 20x1.75, 47-406... that is a 20 in wheel..



If you reference shimano/sram, you should post a link of the source.
No source, you're just full of BS.

if picture shown 30T is...
02-13-24, 11:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,403
Posted By XxHaimBondxX

There's nothing to see in Florida anyway.

There's nothing to see in Florida anyway.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-24, 09:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,289
Posted By cat0020

If you know the thread, why didn't you just post...

If you know the thread, why didn't you just post the url?
make a reference, you need to provide the source, otherwise you're just full of BS.

BTW, picture you provided is not the same mini velo,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-24, 09:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,560
Posted By univega.duder

Well, I'm glad I decided to pass on purchasing...

Well, I'm glad I decided to pass on purchasing the Birch bike and grateful for those who advised against it; the latest Amazon review highlights alarming issues with frame welds coming apart Yikes!
...
02-11-24, 10:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,098
Posted By VegasJen

Tubeless: 2, goathead: 0 Picked up a 2015...

Tubeless: 2, goathead: 0

Picked up a 2015 Shiv yesterday. This morning, I swapped over my Reynolds AR80 tubeless wheels and gave it a quick tune, then I took it out on a 36 mile training ride. ...
02-11-24, 08:49 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,091
Posted By Polaris OBark

Superbowl day is often ideal for a road bike...

Superbowl day is often ideal for a road bike ride. Very little traffic, with a statistical bias significantly skewed away from drivers who want to kill you.

My wife and I did a road ride, the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-24, 06:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,289
Posted By cat0020

That's not a 16" rear wheel nor 58t chainring nor...

That's not a 16" rear wheel nor 58t chainring nor a mid cage rear derailleur.
You're wrecking your own glass house.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-24, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By cat0020

No picture of the 10th gear??

No picture of the 10th gear??
02-07-24, 05:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,468
Posted By choddo

Aye. You definitely have to repair it properly. ...

Aye. You definitely have to repair it properly.

I just found this by mistake funnily enough, these are the guys who fixed mine
https://youtu.be/QyZNFTMbwzk?si=Vcz_Qct_YXa0aS4w
Forum: Fatbikes
02-07-24, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Viich

And if those are the snow conditions, then you go...

And if those are the snow conditions, then you go out and snowshoe the trail for a few hours instead of riding and come back tomorrow.

You really do need to work on looking for the negative in...
02-06-24, 09:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,613
Posted By cyccommute

Phosphoric acid is a surface rust remover and...

Phosphoric acid is a surface rust remover and should not be used in any kind of bath. The iron in the chain will react with the phosphate which is what lead to your cracking. I suspect that the...
02-06-24, 09:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,613
Posted By Iride01

Might be hydrogen embrittlement. I wouldn't use...

Might be hydrogen embrittlement. I wouldn't use anything but lube to free up a rusty chain. It's worked for many that were rusted solid.
02-05-24, 03:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,801
Posted By Troul

& people wonder why slang words like brifters...

& people wonder why slang words like brifters come about....
02-05-24, 11:54 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,246
Posted By tomato coupe

Actually you do ... downshifting and engine...

Actually you do ... downshifting and engine braking is a basic skill.
02-05-24, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By Bikedued

I'm guessing you're one of those people that are...

I'm guessing you're one of those people that are so self-important that they have to have the last word every single time. Do me a favor and prove me wrong.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-24, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Hypno Toad

I love using my drop-bar Pugsley year round. My...

I love using my drop-bar Pugsley year round. My main change for summer-winter is tires. I run 45NRTH Dillinger 4s in the winter and Panaracer Fat B Nimble in the summer. Also run higher tire pressure...
02-05-24, 09:35 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,246
Posted By L134

Indexed shifting - the player piano of cycling.

Indexed shifting - the player piano of cycling.
02-05-24, 06:17 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,246
Posted By RH Clark

The faster part of friction is that it's not...

The faster part of friction is that it's not necessary to click and rotate through 10 gears to get back to the lowest. Just a lever throw and one rotation gets you from highest to lowest.
02-05-24, 04:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By Bike Gremlin

If it helps, SKS used to make some "road bike"...

If it helps, SKS used to make some "road bike" mudguards that have a sort of a cutout in the rim brake section.
Found them:
https://www.bike24.com/p2159612.html...
02-04-24, 05:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,801
Posted By SpedFast

It should probably not go on any group rides for...

It should probably not go on any group rides for a while.... Just saying.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-24, 07:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,289
Posted By cat0020

I'd bet that rear derailleur cage would rub...

I'd bet that rear derailleur cage would rub against the rear tire when shift into that big cog. :roflmao2:
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-24, 11:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,985
Posted By Reddleman

Of course, there’s always the option of what I...

Of course, there’s always the option of what I like to call a Cheapskate Rohloff: a Shimano Nexus-7 or Alfine-8 hub, tensioner and double chainset. Range is 20”-90” with an Alfine-8 with an 16T...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-24, 09:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,985
Posted By Duragrouch

I'll check... my 89 Cannondale was 6061-T6, but...

I'll check... my 89 Cannondale was 6061-T6, but that requires post-heat-treatment after welding. Most have gone to 7005 because it doesn't need that IIRC, so less distortion in frame (see link...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-24, 09:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,025
Posted By Duragrouch

I hear ya, I'm a retired mechanical engineer. I'm...

I hear ya, I'm a retired mechanical engineer. I'm also cheap, not willing to spend thousands on a bike but one around a thousand and equals my current setup, turn-key, is decent value, but I'm...
01-26-24, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By 2old

Easy answer. Ride the piss out of it and it'll be...

Easy answer. Ride the piss out of it and it'll be one of the best purchases you ever made!
Forum: Fatbikes
01-24-24, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By tilsover

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/redhead_park_9__e50f2a393243eb284da44f9e8327f4e3433c2cac.jpg
Year round.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-22-24, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By john m flores

I was wrong

I always looked at fatbikes as some sort of circus wagon, neither fish nor fowl and not a "real" bike. But I was at the local park after a trail run. A couple of guys were getting ready to head out...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By tcs

16" wheel trifolds will fit folded in the Ikea...

16" wheel trifolds will fit folded in the Ikea Alex Storage under-desk unit or the Ikea Kallax open shelf.

You can Google many examples of how folks have incorporated these into useful storage...
01-22-24, 12:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,089
Posted By Maelochs

Weirdest thing I see---and I see it often--is...

Weirdest thing I see---and I see it often--is this really ugly fat old guy who obviously is too unhealthy to be riding a bicycle.

If I keep seeing him I might have to remove the mirror on my bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-24, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,726
Posted By Bleu

Uh moderator...

Huh, I really don't have anything against you or the stuff you sell. I don't have any affiliation with Origami or Brompton or any brand. I don't know Paul Pinigis. So after I stated the obvious,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-24, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,726
Posted By shrooms

On both of my Hooligans(not folders, though) I...

On both of my Hooligans(not folders, though) I installed MTB 20" wheels to accommodate wider tires. These are 20x2.35 tires on the bikes...
01-20-24, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By zandoval

Back in the day... When the Army still had...

Back in the day... When the Army still had leather straps on its tentage. It was common to treat the leather before sending it out to the Nam. A mix was used of a hand full of Moth Balls...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-24, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,726
Posted By Pinigis

I was talking about the tires.

I was talking about the tires.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-20-24, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By MarcusT

Riding a fat bike on trails and non-trails is...

Riding a fat bike on trails and non-trails is quite fun. Yes, they can be slower, but the comfort and sure footedness make up for it
01-19-24, 05:32 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,776
Posted By Chuck M

Maybe Shimano is a more recognizable brand to...

Maybe Shimano is a more recognizable brand to Walmart shoppers than Campagnolo.
01-18-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,881
Posted By BTinNYC

Drilled it out successfully with a series of left...

Drilled it out successfully with a series of left hand (?) reverse bits. Add the new hex head pin and bit of black paint pen to cover the dremel mistakes......
01-16-24, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By indyfabz

I would never join a forum that would have me as...

I would never join a forum that would have me as a member.
01-16-24, 01:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/434x250/giphy_2032187081_5023b52fdf427229da29d91e7e576dc82c7f091a.gif
Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-24, 01:08 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 77,923
Posted By FREEBIRD1

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x720/moher_76d0f430ad7f5777cdaaca31a73adfafe4d52411.jpg
01-14-24, 07:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,339
Posted By tds101

Batteries and their respective chargers need to...

Batteries and their respective chargers need to be regulated and certified. I'm in 100% agreement. If it costs more $$$, so be it. It will save lives, and so will educating people on the proper...
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