Folding bike recommendation.

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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby Woodbutcher » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:59 am

I know you guys meant no harm, there was non taken. I to have my favorite things. My wife says I can't seem to walk past a flashlight or a TV without buying one. Not to mention Coleman. :lol:
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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby Fenlason » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:13 am

Woodbutcher wrote:I know you guys meant no harm, there was non taken. I to have my favorite things. My wife says I can't seem to walk past a flashlight or a TV without buying one. Not to mention Coleman. :lol:


yeah... some of you Coleman "hoarders" are just sick... :R :R
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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby jonw » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:15 am

nevadatear wrote:We bought citizens a couple of years ago. On the more inexpensive side. Have been happy with them. Happy enough i sold my regular bike and use it around town. We have the miami. http://Www.citizenbike.com. I think.


Just ordered a Miami based on your recommendation. They do seem very reasonably priced - I would have liked the Dahon Formula S18 or Pacific Cycles IF Reach but not for 7-8x the price.

We plan on throwing it in the TD for our trip to the Dam Gathering this year. Thanks for the info. :thumbsup:
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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby Fenlason » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:08 pm

Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
While the minimum number of bikes one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner.
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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby nevadatear » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:25 pm

Hey jon we will look for your bike, ours will be there too! What color? By the by, they benefit from a professional tune up after you get them put together. Randy's was fine, but mine had a brake dragging and randy just couldn't get it for me. We are lucky, we have the reno bike project close by. They fix up used bikes for low cost or free for kids and adults who need transportation, they also teach you how to work on your bike if you like. They also sell a lot of bikes to burners going to burning man, then buy them back. That is there major fund raiser. This year i got a new brake cable and tune up for $20!

Ours are flamingo and olive green

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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby nevadatear » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:27 pm

Jon, hope you like it and i didn't steer you wrong! Oh, we did upgrade the seat, glad we did.
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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby jonw » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:40 pm

nevadatear wrote:Jon, hope you like it and i didn't steer you wrong! Oh, we did upgrade the seat, glad we did.

I did get the upgraded seat as well and the luggage rack. Mine will be navy. Did you get the storage bag?
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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby Noob » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:03 pm

Well since the OP resolved his dilema ...

Might as well throw some fuel on the fire ...

Yep, with bikes you gota cover your bases ...

One road and one mtn. just in case one of your buddies wants to go on a ride ...
full sus, has like 4 verisons ( gih hit/big drop, trail, xc, all arounder ) ... just about the the same for hard tail mtbs ...

Gotta have a townie or a tandem, just incase the GF/wife wants to go on a ride ...

If you are cool enough, a single speed version of each of the above !

Then there are the niche market: fixed gear bikes, fat bikes, the full rigid bikes, cx bikes ...

If you are cool enough, a disc brake version of each !

You could try and kill a couple of ^^^those "birds" with this one "stone":
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... oh, almost forgot the new thing is : gravel raod adventire bikes... so a touring bike of a one of those gravel road specific Salsa bikes, sooo add one of those as well.

I lost track, how many is that ? ... Oh jeez, I didnt even get into frame materials yet !!! :shock:
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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby Fenlason » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:40 pm

or if your wife is into as much as one's self.. two of each of those... :D

I seriously want soo many new bikes.. I do really like the sounds of the dirt road bikes.. I do want a Moonlander.. and the new Krampus.. 29er + I would like a new downhill bike.. but don't really go enough to justify.. I would like a new 29er full suspension... but need get back on my current one.. to test that idea.... I would like to have a modern trials bike... and a time trial bike... a time trail tandem... oooh and a tandem fatbike...
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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby nevadatear » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:21 am

Jonw, yes we got the bags, we carry ours in the car and it makes it easier to slide them around.
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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby T@Baker » Thu May 02, 2013 7:05 pm

Camping World just had a sale. I wanted a single speed. It's an Adventurer. I didn't have high hopes, but I love this thing. So easy to fold and store in the carry bag. Got it for under $150, including shipping.

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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby Wolffarmer » Sun May 05, 2013 11:56 am

2 years ago I got a 26 inch folder from Bazooka Sports.

Blue Beach Baby

Well it does look like everything they have is sold out. And I think I got their last Beach Baby and I have not seen one on their site since then.

I got it for Burning Man as I did not trust some old junker to hold my fat.......body. I have to say I have not been disappointed. Yes it only has 3 speeds. But it folds so It can go in the TV and not cause air drag. TV has small motor. It has help up well despite my weight that has been up to 280 lbs. I have just come in from doing 5 miles on it. I been trying to get at least 10 miles a day. Also it has held up on the gravel and some dirt around here. And it survived the playa which while looking smooth it has a crack every 6 inches and dust drifts. It has done all I wanted and more. Oh, and I weigh lots more than it is rated for.

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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby AceMan » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:00 am

This looks like a good deal for the bike riders in the group

http://www.golfoutletsusa.com/stowabike ... ycle1.aspx :)
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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby jonw » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:59 pm

Very reasonably priced and well made: http://www.citizenbike.com/
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Re: Folding bike recommendation.

Postby TPMcGinty » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:55 am

I would love to buy a folding bike but they just wont handle my weight.
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