What I Learned About Cycling Hills

Just dropped off my possessed Dahon Curve for the rear wheel warranty replacement. Bike should be ready tomorrow... hopefully it won't be possessed anymore, at least not by defective rims. Keeping my fingers crossed anyways. On the last ride, I...

Should I take the Curve back for a refund?

I am still having problems with the Sturmey Archer 3speed hub on the Curve. On my last ride before the snow storm hit, I tried adjusting the shift cable to remove the God awful ratcheting noise when back pedaling in 3rd gear. The noise didn't go away...

Pros/Cons of Owning a Dahon Curve D3

It all starts with... Customer Service Having owned a Curve D3 for several months now has taught me many things about why the Curve may or may not suit your cycling needs. My comments are not directed to any particular retailer in general since...

EVCC Edworthy Park to Zoo ride

After the ride I went back to Bowcycle for yet another fix. For some unknown reason, the shift cable was not routed through all the cable sleeves on the frame yesterday and this lead to the cable running too close to the chain and crank. Since the...

Ready for tomorrow's ride...zzzzz sleepy

I got the bike back from Bowcycle after they re-fixed whatever was keeping the bike from folding properly, it is now folding properly. They did tighten the steering stem bearings nicely, thanks! Spent a few hours truing the new front wheel and have...

Warranty Replacement of both Curve D3 wheels

Apparently, Dahon changed the specs on the Curve D3… both wheels are being replaced under warranty. I'm getting a Dahon hub instead of the dreaded Sturmey Archer. The front rim is not a constant width all the way around and the seam on the rear wheel...

Test ride on Dahon Curve D3

It was warm and water was flowing everywhere. Tomorrow should be warm too so I will try to head out again on the bike. My back went out today and that created some issues walking but had no back pain while on the bike which was good. Did some more...

Is High Cadence Cycling For You?

Last year, all of my winter indoor cycling was done on rollers, ie. at high cadence spinning. As it turned out, my best ride of the year was done through high cadence on relatively flat terrain from Aldersyde Alberta through Blackie Alberta, over to...