Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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Re: Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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Zizzo is locked and loaded and ready for launch. time to test my cool weather gear.




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Yellow Springs Ohio, landing Springfield SGH.... a quick flight, after airborne at 3500 cruise ETE was 12 minutes, I better get the airport info pronto. sure, beats over an hour drive in heavy traffic. -6C overnight so I kicked on the sump heater a couple hours before I arrived at the airport. the airplane was ready to go. the bike ride and the breakfast were perfect. Glen Helen Park and The Yellow Spring was more than I expected, beautiful. I felt the history here was completely beyond my comprehension, ancient. adding a bike ride to these plane trips multiplies the fun factor by three, no more than that, by a factor of five! I feel like I am cheating. Cool weather gear was perfect. Can't wait for the next trip to roll on some more miles. tomorrow the weather looks perfect, but I need to help my wife clean the house for Thanksgiving.

A ski helmet with ear flaps is a good bike helmet in the cool weather. no, it was better than good, perfect.

the big stone at Glen Helen is an erratic left by a glacier. think of the forces that tossed those stones around. the rock there is mud stone, laid down at the bottom of a shallow sea, millions of years ago.

Springfield SGH is a really nice airport. I'll be back with my wife.

I had a little buddy on the way home and gave him a flight snack. how in the hell did you survive a -10C night two nights ago? a smart fly, enjoy the ride in the sunshine. :)

note: after I returned home I was reminded how good the Sam Adams Winter pack selection is this year, with a Cold IPA and a Black Lager. they hit it out of the park this year.

at the skate park, someone wrote: thick Bitch next to LOVE :) I notice these small things.

when you're piloting an aircraft, it's all business. when you're riding a bike, it's all fun. note: there is nothing wrong with just having fun!

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there is a lot of stuff packed in there. I carry spares for everything but in 1000+ hrs, I have never needed anything. I need to get rid of some stuff, but even with all that stuff and full tanks, I get 1800 fpm consistent climb out on cool days.




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Re: Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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my wife said, get me one of those. I think I am going to go with the new 2023 Zizzo Forte (the 2022 Forte gear system is below par, don't buy it) so I can load it up with bags for long distance travel. she can ride my tricked out Liberte. green is my favorite color. why green? .... because grass is green and pleasing to the eye. :) the only reason I post this is because I believe the Zizzo is a good value, based on my limited testing.

I had a new yellow 79 Camero at one point in my life and everyone was crashing into it. the insurance person said a yellow car was the most likely to be collided with. I believe it!

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Re: Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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We were in Jamaica for 10 days so I havent been riding my Zizzo. It is so clod up here Im not sure how much riding we will be doing this winter but it works well going down the driveway to get the mail!!

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Getting a foldable bike has been on my to-do list for a while. Potomac Airpark (W35) is a short distance from the C&O canal towpath. The longer I have the RV, the more and more I need reasons to fly it. All of the local restaurant runs have got boring over time.

Back when I was looking at folding bikes, this guy put together a nice spreadsheet comparing the differences between them in a thorough manner.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... Khknc/edit


My dream folding bike is made by Carbo - e-bike + lightweight. The price near $3000 is now lightweight however! May have to finagle a way to put this on the corporate Amex as "engineering supplies" :)
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Green County Airport (I19) = The Aerial Gateway to the US Air Force Museum. the line guys said they have 2 cars for guests to take to the museum. official limit is 2 hrs, but they don't mind if it's out for the entire afternoon. you need more than 2 hrs at the Air Force Museum, trust me. he said this was the first day that both cars were out being used at the same time in 5 months. so, if you are flying to see the Air Force Museum, stop at I19 and see Patches the cat.

I rode my bike from the airport to Xenia for breakfast and to look around. I found some a nice side dirt/leaves trail on the way and tested the Zizzo. it passed with flying colors. the remainder was a dedicated bike path. Xenia is the hub for the Cincy, Dayton, Columbus.... Ohio bike path network that links the cities together. it was started by Ed Dressler, by a rails-to-trails programs. the bike path was being used today my many. I stopped counting after 100. the temperature this morning was -4C with heavy frost but it warmed up to 12C and was a perfect day. I think I am getting close to 100 miles on the Zizzo, and it's been good. I ordered a new 2023 Zizzo Forte (stay away from the 2022 model, the shifter is junk) that has a +60 load capacity, wider tires for gravel, a rear rack and fenders and should be better for touring... but it is 4 lb heavier so it will be more difficult to load in the plane. loading one Liberte (Lee-bear-tay) in the plane is easy for me.

I had forgotten that Green County Airport runway has a road underneath.

I always fly home feeling good after these trips. I found myself breaking into my "John Wayne dance", sitting in the cockpit. I didn't burn much fuel on this trim.

best method to get a feel for an area:
1. walking (but it takes too long)
2. bicycle
3. motorcycle
4. car
5. airplane (you see it, but you don't feel it)

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getting ready for a cold ride on Thurs, -6C low, 3C high. trying to find my min temperature for riding this bike. I plan to cover about 20 miles. I find I loose 10 psi tire pressure after a couple days, so I topped these off to the max pressure, 110 psi. the bag is good because it keeps the plane clean, and you can vacuum it. I noticed the handlebar was not aligned with the front tire about 1 degree. it probably became mis-aligned from bouncing the bike over curbs, wheelies and stuff at the skate park. I was easily able to correct the alignment by the two clamp screws on the front post. when you tighten these screws go easy and alternate torque until the final torque is reached on both. the Zizzo is locked and loaded.

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yeah, there is a bike in there! and probably climbing away at over 2000 fpm on a cool day.


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Steve,

Do the tires have any sealant in them? Maybe that could help you with your loss of air pressure? When I used to ride mountain bikes, we swore by Stan's:

https://www.amazon.com/SStans-NoTubes-S ... B00159O3NU


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does this stuff work with tubes? any concern about the valve stem seam seal becoming "unsealable" over time?
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A2022 wrote:
Tue Nov 29, 2022 11:07 am
does this stuff work with tubes? any concern about the valve stem seam seal becoming "unsealable" over time?
Per their youtube channel, yes, as long as the valve is removable:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLL8kptODw8
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Re: Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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looks good, I'll give it a try.
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