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07-19-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 409
Posted By linberl

I ride a Bike Friday pakiT, 16" wheels, and...

I ride a Bike Friday pakiT, 16" wheels, and sometimes use a motor. There are tradeoffs. Folders come with smaller wheels - better acceleration but much more road feel, not always in a good way. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By linberl

Ahh....so it is a shift to "stock" models. Good...

Ahh....so it is a shift to "stock" models. Good for them, smart move I think.
06-26-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By linberl

I've found PP to be fantastic in this regard. ...

I've found PP to be fantastic in this regard. I've had 3 claims in the last year and each was settled quickly and in my favor. They also reimburse return shipping which is a huge benefit when you...
06-25-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By linberl

Yup. Screen shot the pages. Video opening the...

Yup. Screen shot the pages. Video opening the box when it arrives. Not still photos. You want clear proof if it turns out to be empty or full of something else you did not order.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By linberl

Whichever one you get you will adapt quickly and...

Whichever one you get you will adapt quickly and stop noticing any twitchiness so imo that's not an issue. Kojaks don't make a big twitchy, either - I use them on my 16" wheeled Bike Friday pakiT. ...
06-09-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By linberl

Things to also consider with conversion: (1)...

Things to also consider with conversion: (1) final weight of the bike, if you have to lift or carry it or pedal it without juice, (2) front hubs aren't great if you are doing a lot of hill climbing...
05-14-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By linberl

I love mine. No car for 2 years, and it does my...

I love mine. No car for 2 years, and it does my Costco runs, my regular TJ shops, takes huge packages to UPS/Fedex, and takes my guitar in case to lessons. It's also great as a walking hand cart to...
04-24-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By linberl

Seems to me kits are the answer if you already...

Seems to me kits are the answer if you already own a bike you love, that fits you well. If you don't, then it's a more difficult decision. You're going to have to balance the cost of finding a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By linberl

Do make sure you will be able to bring your...

Do make sure you will be able to bring your folder bike inside to classes and lab. Not all campuses allow that, especially now.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,404
Posted By linberl

My Dahon Uno has a super light rear rack and I...

My Dahon Uno has a super light rear rack and I can use panniers or a trunk bag. I use my Travoy with the Bike Friday pakiT. But for small super light shops (loaf of bread, etc.). I just take a nylon...
03-17-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,431
Posted By linberl

Where I live no one cares if you ride class 3 on...

Where I live no one cares if you ride class 3 on the bike path UNLESS you go too fast. Folks will definitely call the police if you are speeding and making it unsafe for walkers, kids, and slower...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By linberl

Full sized folding mid-drive ebike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLco2e-g6mI&feature=emb_logo

I can see this being popular, especially in cities where locking bikes means waiting for the day they are stolen. If you can take it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By linberl

I haul my Bike Friday pakiT up many levels of...

I haul my Bike Friday pakiT up many levels of stairs. For that reason, I purchased the Onemotor electric assist kit, which weighs 4.5lbs and comes off in 30 seconds. When I get to my destination, I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By linberl

My 2002 NWT had a folding seatmast, fyi. BF has...

My 2002 NWT had a folding seatmast, fyi. BF has made folding seatmasts since 1993. https://www.bikefriday.com/folding-bikes/folding-history-the-bike-friday-pocket-rocket The non-folding seatmast...
01-04-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 45,087
Posted By linberl

Congrats, enjoy, and be safe!

Congrats, enjoy, and be safe!
12-25-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,604
Posted By linberl

In the spirit of Christmas, let me try to explain...

In the spirit of Christmas, let me try to explain it to you without telling the whole 6 year saga. Shareroller was the 1st version. Reviewed independently. Then the developer came back to create a...
12-24-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,604
Posted By linberl

I've been on this forum a long time, since 2014,...

I've been on this forum a long time, since 2014, unlike you who have been here a minute. You've no business talking about anyone else's credibility. Btw, had you done further research you would have...
12-24-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,604
Posted By linberl

First of all, you ARE missing something. Reading...

First of all, you ARE missing something. Reading skills. Go back and read what i wrote. You will see how I use my motor and get 20 miles off it. Yes, that was a battery wh; hadn't enough coffee when...
12-24-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,604
Posted By linberl

My system is 4.5lbs inclusive of everything. so...

My system is 4.5lbs inclusive of everything. so Yes, it's a big difference. And my max speed is 28mph (not that I'd do that) and it has plenty of torque to fly up steep S.F. graded hills. Ymmv,...
12-24-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,604
Posted By linberl

The way I use my OneMotor is I turn the main...

The way I use my OneMotor is I turn the main battery button on at the start of the ride, then I use the button on the handlebar controller to "pause" the system. When I do that, nothing is touching...
12-24-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,604
Posted By linberl

I guess we're going to have to disagree. I have...

I guess we're going to have to disagree. I have a 19 lb bike and a 4.5lb motorized system and a 130wh motor and I easily do rides of 20 miles and FOR MY NEEDS that's perfect. I don't want nor do I...
12-22-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,604
Posted By linberl

That's true but for users who are only drawing...

That's true but for users who are only drawing significant power for short lengths of time (quick hill climbs) AND riding bikes under 20lbs, the size of battery needed can be smaller. You definitely...
12-22-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,604
Posted By linberl

Anything light and cheap will also be low power -...

Anything light and cheap will also be low power - disagree. Anything cheap,yes. But you can get light and power if you pay for it. My OneMotor goes 28mph (not that I would go that fast, I'm totally a...
12-22-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,604
Posted By linberl

Maybe OP has to take it up stairs? I do...so...

Maybe OP has to take it up stairs? I do...so adding a 4.5lb OneMotor to my bikes was the perfect solution for me. Made my bike less than 24lbs motorized, and something I can carry up stairs to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By linberl

Well, when I had my NWT (1x11) I did it in less...

Well, when I had my NWT (1x11) I did it in less than 30 minutes even after not doing it for months. Don't know what to tell you. I also have friends with NWT's who can do it faster than I. Split...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By linberl

Basic pakiT is about $1300 but if OP is in...

Basic pakiT is about $1300 but if OP is in England, ordering from BF with shipping and customs is not going to work well. However, NWT Bike Fridays do come up for sale over there, I see them on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By linberl

See if anyone is selling a Bike Friday anywhere...

See if anyone is selling a Bike Friday anywhere near you. Designed for packing in a suitcase, rides great, uses standard parts, no hinge.
Even if you find one somewhere else on the continent, they...
12-07-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By linberl

I have a quickly removable/transferable system I...

I have a quickly removable/transferable system I use with my two folders. One folder is specifically for pulling my trailer and doing shopping - I pull around 60lbs - and the motor simply makes that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By linberl

The only circumstances I can foresee selling her...

The only circumstances I can foresee selling her are if (1) the Brompton B75 really does have a stem that arches less so the reach is shorter, (2) I'm able to ride the B75 comfortably because the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By linberl

Thor USA sells the replacement stem, it's not...

Thor USA sells the replacement stem, it's not cheap. Google Thor USA. I have the standard Dahon stem on my Mu. None of them take an Ahead stem. An Ahead strem would preclude the ability to rotate...
09-09-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By linberl

Grin Technologies in Canada offers a variety of...

Grin Technologies in Canada offers a variety of kits. They make the system Bike Friday uses. Some of their kits can even go on airplanes if you travel with your bike. As you mentioned there is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,606
Posted By linberl

It's not because it folds, it is because it has...

It's not because it folds, it is because it has smaller wheels. Minovelos are more fun, too. Small wheel bikes and more nimble and accelerate faster. So they just feel less cumbersome than full...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By linberl

Something to keep in the back of your mind -...

Something to keep in the back of your mind - these guys make a brompton specific e bike kit which has good reviews: https://www.swytchbike.com It takes a couple months to get it once you sign up,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By linberl

I've got a pakiT. I'm 5'4". They are available...

I've got a pakiT. I'm 5'4". They are available in 4 frame sizes and then BF customizes the seat height and the reach to the handlebars to fit the measurements you provide them. So, yes, the bike...
08-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,350
Posted By linberl

I use mine to climb hills I can't climb anymore...

I use mine to climb hills I can't climb anymore due to age and knee deterioration. Has nothing to do with speed at all.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,877
Posted By linberl

The Tikit is an awesome bike. The fact BF no...

The Tikit is an awesome bike. The fact BF no longer makes it is because it was too expensive for them to produce, not because it wasn't selling. It's an amazing bike with a huge fan base because it...
08-21-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By linberl

Onemotor.co. Entire thing removes in seconds.

Onemotor.co. Entire thing removes in seconds.
08-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,985
Posted By linberl

I think it's important to look at why/how people...

I think it's important to look at why/how people use e-bikes. Some are using it strictly for transport, point A to B, as quickly as they can. Some are using it for exercise or recreational fun. Some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,748
Posted By linberl

IF it's a problem with the frame that is going to...

IF it's a problem with the frame that is going to cause any other issues, return it. If the problem is only going to result in being unable to ride hands free (which most folders do very badly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,748
Posted By linberl

Folders ARE hard to ride no hands. And with the...

Folders ARE hard to ride no hands. And with the smaller tires, it's not all the safe anyway. One small rock and oops. My BF frame and assembly is perfect and I can't ride no hands for more than a...
08-12-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,985
Posted By linberl

I pull 40lbs of dog food and Costco stuff behind...

I pull 40lbs of dog food and Costco stuff behind me on my bike with the motor attached (only way I can pull that load up the hills) but I do not go 20mph or anywhere near that with a load. So - again...
08-12-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,985
Posted By linberl

Thank you. Unfortunately, this "headline" on...

Thank you. Unfortunately, this "headline" on various news sites has probably confirmed anti-ebike bias for many. They won't let facts get in the way.
08-11-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,985
Posted By linberl

Max speed 80mph, 20 times more powerful than...

Max speed 80mph, 20 times more powerful than legal e-bikes in most of the U.S.
https://www.treehugger.com/simon-cowell-did-not-fall-off-an-e-bike-5074440
08-09-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By linberl

I'd be more concerned about how the dog will like...

I'd be more concerned about how the dog will like it. See if you can borrow one before you buy. My dog was very clear she was NOT having it. Once I knew that, I got a different kind of trailer,...
07-30-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,175
Posted By linberl

In most places, foks are used to seeing...

In most places, foks are used to seeing motorcycles/motorscooters and know they are faster than bikes. They already ride in the center of lanes. But with e-bikes, the appearance is now nearly...
07-23-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,175
Posted By linberl

I use my Onemotor on my Dahon Mu Uno - it's a...

I use my Onemotor on my Dahon Mu Uno - it's a single speed. The only issue is that I spin out so can't go all that fast using pedal assist. I think the gear inches are around 60. But it works...
07-23-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,175
Posted By linberl

You can't get more urban than where I live. A...

You can't get more urban than where I live. A combination of decent, but not great, infrastructure of pathways and bike lanes, a good rear view mirror, a real effort to be utterly predictable, and a...
07-23-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,175
Posted By linberl

Okay, well I didn't make this myself but props to...

Okay, well I didn't make this myself but props to the guy who did (Jeff Guida) and made it available for those of us who aren't able to build units. And yes, it's a friction drive, but if I was brave...
07-22-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,175
Posted By linberl

I don't worry about the battery recycle so much -...

I don't worry about the battery recycle so much - I'm more concerned about what will happen with those super heavy e-bikes when the owners decide the cost of replacing the battery is too high and...
07-21-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,175
Posted By linberl

I use an after market system, 4.5lbs total,that...

I use an after market system, 4.5lbs total,that can be moved to either of my bikes - or any new bike. There's a whole thread here on it: One motor/Shareroller drive. It's not one of those 50-100...
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