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  1. #1
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    Show us your folder!

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    Just for you Trek!

    My Downtube 8H with Sturmey Archer internal hub.
    Okay Fastdogs, your turn!
    Last edited by uforgot; 05-02-2010 at 06:15 AM.
    Claudia

    2009 Trek 7.6fx
    2013 Jamis Satellite
    2014 Terry Burlington

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    Second!

    My Dahon SpeedPro TT . . . 1st pic is fresh out of the box, the second is folded and parked under my desk at work. I've since added fenders and rack and switched the pedals to folding platforms, since I just want to be able to hop on this bike wearing any kind of shoes, but I don't have a picture of it that way.
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  3. #3
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    how did I miss this thread?
    here's pinkbike. This is the bike that got me hooked; I wanted to ride, and I wanted to roadwork my dogs with a bike. I'd tried a couple of walmart bikes, but I just never enjoyed it. With pinkbike, I loved it. My time was limited, and there's no place to ride from my house. My commute is 90 miles roundtrip, so there's little time at the end of the day with a 4 year old.
    With pinkbike, I could fold her up, put her in my little car, and ride at my lunch break. I started with a 15 minute ride, and progressed to a 30 minute ride, or 45 minutes if the boss (and his flying monkeys) was gone.
    I even took her on a 14 mile charity ride and had so much fun.
    vickie
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  4. #4
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    My Bike Friday Pocket Rocket Pro. Been my regular ride since I get it in February. Did all of Bike Virginia in the mountains this year and took it to France in May. Most rides are 20-40 miles, with quite a few 60-80 milers thrown in.
    Last edited by tulip; 05-26-2011 at 10:54 AM.

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    Here's my folder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckervill View Post
    Here's my folder!

    Karen

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    Here's my Bike Friday - finally with her "final" stem.

    CA
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    Most days in life don't stand out, But life's about those days that will...

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    And here's my Bike Friday! She's a petite Pocket Crusoe 2004. Love her!



    ~Emily
    Emily

    2011 Jamis Dakar XC "Toto" - Selle Italia Ldy Gel Flow
    2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD "Gloria" - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow
    2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow

  9. #9
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    I just found this forum a few days ago and had just intended to lurk, but I stopped in my tracks when I saw this thread. I love folders! I didn't know they existed until I started researching bikes this summer. I've really enjoyed taking a drive, then stopping to ride my bike. It's made life so much easier. Here's mine:

    http://www1.snapfish.com/slideshow/A...6/t_=142577796
    Last edited by margaret; 09-21-2008 at 07:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uforgot View Post
    My Downtube 8H with Sturmey Archer internal hub.
    How do you like the Sturmey Archer hub? We're considering Downtube Minis to store on our sailboat and ride around at the coast. I like the idea of the hub since there's no drivetrain cleaning involved, which would be nice for the use we plan to put the bikes to. Does it shift smoothly?

    Thanks!
    Emily

    2011 Jamis Dakar XC "Toto" - Selle Italia Ldy Gel Flow
    2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD "Gloria" - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow
    2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow

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    I'm not sure what options you get with Downtubes, but as long as you're thinking about internal hubs, my Dahon has a 3-speed SRAM DualDrive, in addition to a conventional rear derailleur, giving it a whopping 27 speeds.

    This is my first year with this bike, and like any gear shifting system, it will need some re-adjusting after an initial break-in period. I've recently noticed it hasn't been shifting as smoothly as when it was new, so I need to either learn to adjust it or take it to the LBS one of these days.

    When it's tuned properly, it works beautifully. Don't have to worry about dropping my chain, and there's no possibility of crossing the chain. In that regard, it's kind of forgiving, compared to a conventional derailleur.

    You might want to PM uforgot if you want specifics on the Sturmey Archer, in case she hasn't checked back on this thread recently. Would love to see a posted response, though, since I love learning about other people's bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_in_nc View Post
    How do you like the Sturmey Archer hub? We're considering Downtube Minis to store on our sailboat and ride around at the coast. I like the idea of the hub since there's no drivetrain cleaning involved, which would be nice for the use we plan to put the bikes to. Does it shift smoothly?

    Thanks!
    Actually, I didn't use the bike much, so I sold it to knottedyet. She, in turn, gave it to her mother. The few times I did ride it, it shifted fine. It was easy to adjust right out of the box as you only had to line up the yellow lines. I didn't have it long enough to really see how it worked after many miles.
    Claudia

    2009 Trek 7.6fx
    2013 Jamis Satellite
    2014 Terry Burlington

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    Quote Originally Posted by uforgot View Post
    Actually, I didn't use the bike much, so I sold it to knottedyet. She, in turn, gave it to her mother. The few times I did ride it, it shifted fine. It was easy to adjust right out of the box as you only had to line up the yellow lines. I didn't have it long enough to really see how it worked after many miles.
    If it's like the old Sturmey Archer 3-speed hubs, it will run fine for decades. A couple drops of oil in the oil port every month is all they needed.
    Oil is good, grease is better.

    2007 Peter Mooney w/S&S couplers/Terry Butterfly
    1993 Bridgestone MB-3/Avocet O2 Air 40W
    1980 Columbus Frame with 1970 Campy parts
    1954 Raleigh 3-speed/Brooks B72

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    Thanks for the good hub feedback!
    Emily

    2011 Jamis Dakar XC "Toto" - Selle Italia Ldy Gel Flow
    2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD "Gloria" - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow
    2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow

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    I can hardly wait for my Bike Friday to come this week! I'll add a picture (if I can figure out how.) Tulip and I will be stylin' on our Fridays at Cycle Zydeco in April.
    Tis better to wear out than to rust out....

 

 

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