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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,629
Posted By linberl

Can you post a pic and give some feedback on the...

Can you post a pic and give some feedback on the Vincita rack when you get it? Having sold my Crossrack, thinking stupidly I wouldn't use it with my pakiT now I want one (or alternative). thx
09-08-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By linberl

Well I could probably get by with just one of the...

Well I could probably get by with just one of the larger ones, maybe. But then I'm still stuck with it after and probably wouldn't use it. What I'd like is those Grin little flatpack batteries with...
09-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By linberl

Great tip. I will ask Grin as they don't offer...

Great tip. I will ask Grin as they don't offer rosenberger connectors on their website, but I could certainly send them my current one. I can take things apart really well - it's the back-together...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,629
Posted By linberl

I had the crossrack on my NWT while I owned one. ...

I had the crossrack on my NWT while I owned one. Sold it when I sold the bike and got the pakiT. Now I wish I still had it, lol. I should have learned never sell bike stuff, you end up wanting it...
09-02-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By linberl

So what I don't understand is whether any battery...

So what I don't understand is whether any battery will work if the connector is attached that fits my motor. Seems from the comments that's not the case. My old battery is probably only going to...
09-02-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By linberl

OM batteries come with the Rosenberger...

OM batteries come with the Rosenberger connection. My issues is that for one specific use I need a battery that is larger than what OM sells. I can take the cable out of my existing and depleting...
09-01-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By linberl

Well, that's unfortunate. It would have been so...

Well, that's unfortunate. It would have been so much easier if menufacturers put all the elements in the motor so that the batteries could be easily replaced and interchanged. But of course, they...
09-01-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By linberl

Okay you clearly know waaay more about this than...

Okay you clearly know waaay more about this than I do. But it helps me realize I can't do what you did, lol.
08-31-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By linberl

Okay, allow me to be stupid. If the connector...

Okay, allow me to be stupid. If the connector fits, why wouldn't any battery work? I understand some are more and some are less powered, but it's basically batteries pushing juice. The "brains" are...
08-31-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By linberl

I sent them an email with pics to see if they can...

I sent them an email with pics to see if they can help out. Thanks for the source.
08-31-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By linberl

So are you connecting the "connector" yourself to...

So are you connecting the "connector" yourself to a battery pack you buy? What's involved? I'm wondering (if no other options come up) whether it is something I could just get an electrician to do? I...
08-31-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By linberl

Yeah, I may end up doing that but I'm exploring...

Yeah, I may end up doing that but I'm exploring options. I think it's called a Rosenberg connector from what I've seen. But they're expensive and I can't find a battery manufacturer other than OM...
08-30-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By linberl

Help with this battery connector please

I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can buy batteries with this magnetic connector? My OM is going to need a new battery next Spring and I can buy a replacement from OM (which I may do anyway, for...
08-24-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 741,492
Posted By linberl

I was asked my age today and when I answered...

I was asked my age today and when I answered "71.5". the person was shocked. This little beauty is why. Biking keeps you young, physically and mentally. Bike Friday, except I ride it every day....
07-27-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By linberl

A quality folder will ride like fun, for sure....

A quality folder will ride like fun, for sure. Sort of a cross between a bmx and mountain bike/road bike depending on the model. My Bike Friday pakiT is like a 16" wheeled road bike, with terrific...
07-27-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By linberl

For a city bike, consider a folding e-bike. ...

For a city bike, consider a folding e-bike. Dahon has a couple, and I think Tern does as well (but I don't trust Tern after their frame debacle). ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By linberl

Get her a Dahon Boardwalk, they're cheap. ...

Get her a Dahon Boardwalk, they're cheap. Folders tend to not be stolen quite as much as other bikes, and it's not just Oakland, it's everywhere in the Bay Area and urban cities. My son lives in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,929
Posted By linberl

The M & H models just didn't work for me with my...

The M & H models just didn't work for me with my short arms. If you tilt the bars back too much it throws the steering way off and just feels bizarre. Moving the seat forward to compensate didn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,929
Posted By linberl

I need to find a store to try one. It "looks"...

I need to find a store to try one. It "looks" like the stem shape might reduce the reach compared to the other brompton stems, because it looks like it goes straight back and doesn't curve forward....
07-22-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,920
Posted By linberl

I ask if they drive a car. When they say yes, I...

I ask if they drive a car. When they say yes, I tell them I bike every where with my e-bike, and don't own a car, so I'm getting more exercise than they are since they get zero when they drive. And...
07-22-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,920
Posted By linberl

For folding bikes, which is all I own, I find the...

For folding bikes, which is all I own, I find the weight on commercially available ones to be too high to benefit from the all the nice things about folders. They are more compact but still fairly...
07-19-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,920
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. ...
07-11-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By linberl

When I retired at 62 I had not been on a bike in...

When I retired at 62 I had not been on a bike in decades. I purchased an ebike online (prodeco) and rode it for about a year. During that time, the ebike allowed me to get used to riding again...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By linberl

If you join this group you can often find people...

If you join this group you can often find people selling New World Tourist models at very reasonable prices. The NWT is an all around bike and with fat tires (like big Apples) just eats up gravel....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By linberl

Ok, just in case anyone else is thinking of doing...

Ok, just in case anyone else is thinking of doing the same thing, BF says it's not an issue as long as the Thompson seatpost is within min. insertion limits, which means it might not work if you're...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By linberl

Ok, I emailed them. Might take a while to hear...

Ok, I emailed them. Might take a while to hear back.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By linberl

Is this gonna be a problem?

I'm tired of not quite adjusting my BF pakiT seat mast the same every time i unfold it. It's a titanium seat mast with no markings and nothing stays on it, not nail polish or permanent marker, even...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By linberl

I wouldn't expect a real cross section of models....

I wouldn't expect a real cross section of models. Medium pakiTs make sense - with stem changes they fit a majority of people. But we will have to see how this plays out. This is an unusual year...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
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.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By linberl

And I'm sure custom will remain a huge part of...

And I'm sure custom will remain a huge part of their business. I definitely specced out every little thing on my bike, much of which they didn't even have listed and had to source, lol. But there...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By linberl

That's why I think they are using the pre-loved...

That's why I think they are using the pre-loved page to sell specific "ready" rather than "order" models. I do think that could make a huge difference, having perhaps 3 or 4 different models in most...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By linberl

I'm not sure that's entirely the case. At one...

I'm not sure that's entirely the case. At one point BF talked about having some units prebuilt for fast order so maybe that's where they are heading. And some of those are used bikes, they aren't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By linberl

At 6'2" you are probably not a super lightweight...

At 6'2" you are probably not a super lightweight so I would not test that pole. They aren't expensive. Get a used one off ebay or something. If it fails while you're riding, you won't enjoy it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By linberl

Yeah, my pakiT has them. Since it never leaves...

Yeah, my pakiT has them. Since it never leaves my hand I don't worry about anyone stealing my lovely Velocity wheels. I only remove the wheels to either fix a flat I can't quick-patch or change a...
06-26-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,187
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: 21
Views: 1,187
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, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By linberl

Keep in mind the titanium model is also...

Keep in mind the titanium model is also substantially lighter than a 6 speed regular Brommie, and that will make it feel more "nimble" to you as well. That may be part of what you are sensing when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
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. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By linberl

The two bar have different reaches. It's a...

The two bar have different reaches. It's a question of what fits you properly (if at all). With Brompton it is not easy to change out the bar, although a slight riser bar can be subbed for the S...
06-09-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By linberl

The serial # can be filled in a bit with paint,...

The serial # can be filled in a bit with paint, so don't skip using the braille method. Run your finger along the bottom bracket underside. If you feel any deviations, then flip it over and if you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,971
Posted By linberl

They're both cheap little nylon bags, not bought...

They're both cheap little nylon bags, not bought specifically for this purpose. I think I even got one free for some promotion. ...
05-25-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By linberl

I hope it continues to improve for you! But - at...

I hope it continues to improve for you! But - at least for me, I would do whatever it takes to continue riding, even if it meant a recumbent (which I'm not a fan of, either). But riding anything is...
05-24-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By linberl

If that doesn't work, it might be time to...

If that doesn't work, it might be time to consider a recumbent. No head angling required.
05-21-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By linberl

That's what I do - otherwise it's too easy to buy...

That's what I do - otherwise it's too easy to buy stuff you can't carry home!!!
05-18-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By linberl

E-bike share bikes have been in the Bay Area for...

E-bike share bikes have been in the Bay Area for a long time. You rarely see them on recreational pathways, though, as people who rent them are typically using them for transportation rather than...
05-14-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
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...
05-13-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,831
Posted By linberl

I don't know why they don't do the PAS controller...

I don't know why they don't do the PAS controller the way One Motor does. It's a distinct unit that you mount on the crank (with a magnetized mounting bracket with zip ties). A single piece that...
05-03-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,580
Posted By linberl

It's different for everyone, I think. When I sit...

It's different for everyone, I think. When I sit for long periods, I'm more comfortable leaning back with my legs out or on a footstool. But when there's pressure on my parts, like when pedaling,...
04-26-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,279
Posted By linberl

Mmm, why is this even a question? The only thing...

Mmm, why is this even a question? The only thing you have to lose is an entry fee. Hopefully you get a cool tee shirt for participating! I'm 71, we have less time to try things and enjoy things,...
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