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Forum: Commuting
12-29-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,705
Posted By badrad

Trying to get to work fast, with 25+ miles each...

Trying to get to work fast, with 25+ miles each direction, without significant sweating sort of all works against each other.
My daily commute to my office was 35 km each way, and I did this rain or...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,856
Posted By badrad

I found that same experience having worn thicker...

I found that same experience having worn thicker socks but having colder feet. During the cold weather rain I have gotten used to wearing overshoes/gaiters instead of thicker socks, and found that my...
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By badrad

Not sure if you have hydraulic brakes or cable,...

Not sure if you have hydraulic brakes or cable, but here are a couple of articles that look interesting that allows front and rear braking from one hand or a single lever. One article is based on...
12-03-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By badrad

Ditto on the jealousy! Last night I convinced my...

Ditto on the jealousy! Last night I convinced my wife to do an evening ride with me and the dog, she said sure. 1 hour later in 0C we got home, jumped in for a hot shower, and while having a hot...
12-02-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By badrad

I bought one on Amazon and thought what a great...

I bought one on Amazon and thought what a great deal it was. Installed on my SL, and it gives me reason to never sit. What this seat did do was make me appreciate my other sl saddle that had wafer...
12-01-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 169,808
Posted By badrad

We contributed to the Abbotsford Disaster Relief...

We contributed to the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund jointly created by ACF, ACOC and UFV (https://abbotsfordcf.org/grants/disaster/), and will continue to support the farmers as they get back on...
12-01-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 169,808
Posted By badrad

Hope you and your family/friends as safe. I'm in...

Hope you and your family/friends as safe. I'm in Surrey and didn't have it as bad as you in the valley, but the images of the massive flooding and the devastation to much of the livestock were heart...
12-01-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By badrad

Love your Schwinns!! You guys are so lucky! ...

Love your Schwinns!! You guys are so lucky!
This is me and my dog last week cruising thru a local park @ 1C......
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,026
Posted By badrad

Does anyone with 20"-folding-bicycle...

Does anyone with 20"-folding-bicycle pannier-experience have anything to say about it?

Back when I was still full time at my office, I commuted daily with my Dahon SL, and I installed the Axiom...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,659
Posted By badrad

I have a similar problem, not in breathing but as...

I have a similar problem, not in breathing but as a result of a couple heart attacks that has damaged my heart, my ejection fraction is around 32-35%. So what happens is that as I attempt to peddle...
11-26-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By badrad

Have you checked if the brake pad spacers have...

Have you checked if the brake pad spacers have the thicker spacer on the rubber side? That may offer some clearance to the fender. Or see if you can find brake pad that has thicker front spacer.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,900
Posted By badrad

My 2002 Toyota Corolla fits my wife's Ciao, and...

My 2002 Toyota Corolla fits my wife's Ciao, and my MU SL, with room to spare for helmets, baskets, backpacks. Out of sight, peace of mind.
03-02-18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,667
Posted By badrad

I made a canvas strap that I insert my NYFU lock...

I made a canvas strap that I insert my NYFU lock into and it sits relatively secure on the frame. The lock is heavy enough it won't pop out, but I also sometimes use a small velcro strap to prevent...
02-11-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By badrad

How to remove the annoying "ask a question" from popping up

Is there a setting to get rid of the annoying popup???
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,492
Posted By badrad

A pricier option might be the Bike Friday, they...

A pricier option might be the Bike Friday, they do offer some models with reinforced frames that will support heavier riders. There is a Diamond Llama model that is able to support up to 330 lbs....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,259
Posted By badrad

Plays out a bit like Macbeth without the...

Plays out a bit like Macbeth without the carnage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,259
Posted By badrad

I think this was what I saw back then. Dahon v...

I think this was what I saw back then.
Dahon v Tern: it's now a lawsuit | Bicycle Business | BikeBiz (http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/dahon-v-tern-it-s-now-a-lawsuit/011550)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,991
Posted By badrad

A big difference between buying from Citizen vs...

A big difference between buying from Citizen vs Origami/Pinigis or from Thor is this!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,037
Posted By badrad

I still remember a 'talk' I had one time with who...

I still remember a 'talk' I had one time with who was likely drug runner while we were on the transit. He noticed my thin tires and asked how durable and of course I replied not much. He told me he...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,662
Posted By badrad

My daily 60km commute with 4 hills would really...

My daily 60km commute with 4 hills would really suck with a single speed. I usually keep low gears while I get my heart rate up each leg of the ride, and then keep on higher gears when I am at my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,972
Posted By badrad

There had been a flood of Montague counterfeits...

There had been a flood of Montague counterfeits over the past several years, I recall seeing many of them around town. Names such as "HUMMER" (although there was an earlier agreement with Montague...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,886
Posted By badrad

My dentist is a personal friend who we play...

My dentist is a personal friend who we play sports together, as is my family doctor and both let me leave the bike hidden behind the receptionist. Before I travel to my friends homes, I will ask them...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,886
Posted By badrad

Ditto on bringing the bike in most places I go...

Ditto on bringing the bike in most places I go to. Folded up and with a cover over it to reduce dirt and debris, I have never been told I can't bring in the bike with me. In almost all places I get...
03-14-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,195
Posted By badrad

Just as bad as at pedestrian crossings, where a...

Just as bad as at pedestrian crossings, where a driver (by law) will stop for a pedestrian who has stepped onto the crossing area, only to have another driver blow past without consideration and...
02-21-17, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,254
Posted By badrad

I have both a white helmet and a black helmet....

I have both a white helmet and a black helmet. With short rides on sunny days, there doesn't seem to be much difference between the two. On longer rides in the summer I noticed that my forehead...
11-26-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By badrad

So there were cars in the queue waiting to turn...

So there were cars in the queue waiting to turn right safely, you jumped the queue and turned right and got hit?
09-22-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,995
Posted By badrad

The mother was behind her son at the time. She...

The mother was behind her son at the time. She continues to ride this as an annual event in memory of her son and his goal of raising money to conquer cancer. Mom rides for son who died in last...
09-21-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,995
Posted By badrad

Very sad indeed. Young man with young family....

Very sad indeed. Young man with young family. Reminds me of this other charity ride a couple years ago, teenager killed during the annual ride to Conquer Cancer. Teen dies during Vancouver-to-Seattle...
09-08-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By badrad

A while ago one of my commutes, I was stopped at...

A while ago one of my commutes, I was stopped at an intersection waiting for the green, and a younger rider crept up behind me, and ran the red. I guess with the road noise and all he didn't hear or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,845
Posted By badrad

Check out this fellow's review on the loop. ...

Check out this fellow's review on the loop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pab3zu4qDq0
06-02-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By badrad

It's used to reduce the chance of front...

It's used to reduce the chance of front roll-over, for instance when coming down a steep incline.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-15, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,472
Posted By badrad

Not sure which part of BC you are in, but have...

Not sure which part of BC you are in, but have you checked out the Muskoka folding trike over at JVBikes?

Muskoka Foldable 6 [5173-Red 3194-Blue 5174-Black] - $850.00 : JV Bike, Vancouver's...
05-07-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,428
Posted By badrad

Could you imagine an ad where the boss walks up...

Could you imagine an ad where the boss walks up to the employee and says "Let's bike together to the meeting!"

I guess not in our world...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By badrad

Thor has all the nice toys!

Thor has all the nice toys!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By badrad

You should cross over Lions Gate or the...

You should cross over Lions Gate or the Ironworker's and take a test ride over at JV Bikes on Pacific Blvd. You'll get a chance to test ride their variety of bikes - Terns, Dahons and Bromptons....
04-21-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,496
Posted By badrad

Maybe suggest a trip to your LBS and see what...

Maybe suggest a trip to your LBS and see what drop bars they have to offer, or can order in. There are a lot of different types and you are sure to find one that will fit you better.
How to Buy Road...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,893
Posted By badrad

Nice! Will be anxious to see the specs!

Nice! Will be anxious to see the specs!
03-30-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,672
Posted By badrad

There is no stop line marking across the lane so...

There is no stop line marking across the lane so there is no requirement to stop. If there was a stop line that extended across the lane, all traffic (including pedestrians using that lane) must stop...
03-15-15, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,015
Posted By badrad

+1 on instant turbo!

+1 on instant turbo!
03-15-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,015
Posted By badrad

Ditto on the daily meds shutting me down: ...

Ditto on the daily meds shutting me down:

100 mg Metropolol
10 mg Rosuvastatin
160 mg Valsartan
1 baby Aspirin
40 mg Crestor

It takes most of my energy to stay awake thru the day. Luckily I...
03-11-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,841
Posted By badrad

How about the bar end bells?...

How about the bar end bells? https://www.mirrycle.com/barend.php
03-05-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By badrad

Have you looked into kneesavers? might do the...

Have you looked into kneesavers? might do the trick. I believe they come in different lengths.
Kneesavers - Product Catalog (http://www.kneesaver.net/ecommerce/)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,434
Posted By badrad

The names - Mu, Speed, Vigor, Vector indicates...

The names - Mu, Speed, Vigor, Vector indicates the frame style, and followed by the P, D, S to indicate the component quality, and then usually a number to indicate the speeds. There has been some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,515
Posted By badrad

Couldn't see from your photo and you didn't...

Couldn't see from your photo and you didn't provide any other info. Sorry couldn't be of more help.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,515
Posted By badrad

Is the FD designed for road cranks? It looks like...

Is the FD designed for road cranks? It looks like you are using a mountain FD to try to clear the road crank, which is why you are not getting the clearance.

Check out some of the SRAM road FD,...
01-21-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,205
Posted By badrad

If you are not bothered about that extra weight,...

If you are not bothered about that extra weight, the portable gas generator could help out the periods where you won't have power available. Most small units should have ample power for your charger...
01-21-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,205
Posted By badrad

Just to be clear, are you thinking about using a...

Just to be clear, are you thinking about using a gasoline or fuel based portable generator to charge your bike battery? And it would be something you would have to bring along with you for the entire...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,539
Posted By badrad

Wow, you just made your cool sleek bike a notch...

Wow, you just made your cool sleek bike a notch slicker! Nice work! Please post reviews on how well they are for moderate rain when you do encounter the rare shower.
01-02-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,228
Posted By badrad

If you have some knowledge of electronics and...

If you have some knowledge of electronics and batteries and testing equipment and soldering capabilities, you could try tearing the battery unit part. It's possible not all of the cells are damaged,...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By badrad

At face value, the price seems a bit too low to...

At face value, the price seems a bit too low to be true, but without speaking with the seller and assessing his ownership of the bike, it's difficult to say. Not a bad deal if it were, with just some...
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