Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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Zizzo Forte - folding bike front bag

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the Forte comes with a Brompton style bag mount on the frame. this is good if you want a front bag because it is not attached to the handlebars. I purchased a 10L bag from Wotancraft with a generic Brompton mount. I needed to remove a portion of the plastic to allow it to fit the mount catch. after I ground away the portion, I realized it could have probably been popped of and is some type of adjustment feature. anyway, it catches now and is secure. I feel like I am groping around to get this bike ready for overnight touring, but I will learn as I go. especially, after a couple trips to Upper Michigan, after the snow melts. get there fast and then ride slowly. :)


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Re: Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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-5C this AM but warmed to 5C in the afternoon and was very nice. water and hot coffee in the aircraft double cup holder. busted out mid-morning and hit the bike path, then brunch and the mountain bike trails (MBT) for a couple hours. the MBT are fun! I always need to unzip to cool off. it's a good work out. all I think about is the next bend in the path, that's it. I was breaking in the Liberte bike #2, and it passed with flying colors. I'm beating these Liberte bikes up with roots and rocks, but they are holding up for now. I brunch was really good as I tried Huevos Rancheros with homemade habanero sauce. it was great! the habanero sauce, then drink hot coffee and get a double burn. I am going to lock in on this dish because of the flavor blending. a great day flying and biking. the biking was more fun, but the flying got me there. now I always add the rotating nose wheel chock to the gust lock soft bag. that's all I use for light and mid strength ground winds, very simple.

I also rode to the gorge. it's 70 ft straight down (bikes are not supposed to be there). carved by glacial runoff water more than 20K yrs ago (not very old). a very nice place. I'll be back with geology hammer pick and a 10x glass because the base rock that is exposed was laid down about 500 million yrs ago!

deer off to the left in one photo. I held out some food, she was tempted but didn't take the bait. don't mess with a buck this time of year. they are rutting and aggressive. if a buck tries to stab you, go behind a tree then grab his antlers and force him to the ground. that's my plan anyway. :)

the bike bag keeps the airplane clean. I don't like a dirty bike, so I'll have to clean that. you want your bike to look good!

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Re: Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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getting prepared for Michigan geology in an airplane and on a bike. go see some 3-billion-year-old rocks and perhaps see some Sudbury ejecta (1.85 billion years old). Michigan is the only place in the US to see this. yeah, continents move around, pull apart and squeeze back together, it takes a long time, but an airplane makes it faster to get there. :)

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Re: Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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Steve,
There is a pretty good youtube video on the Sudbury meteor strike. I cant remember the womans name but she does a bunch of videos on visiting the UP. It may be Ann or Allie and last name starts with R but should be easy to find. We just watched the Sudbury ejecta video last night. She had a geologist explaining the whole thing.

I flew up to Boyne Mt yesterday for lunch. It was perfect flying weather up here. When are you planning to head up to UP?

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Re: Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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rockwoodrv9a wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:45 am
Steve,
There is a pretty good youtube video on the Sudbury meteor strike. I cant remember the womans name but she does a bunch of videos on visiting the UP. It may be Ann or Allie and last name starts with R but should be easy to find. We just watched the Sudbury ejecta video last night. She had a geologist explaining the whole thing.

I flew up to Boyne Mt yesterday for lunch. It was perfect flying weather up here. When are you planning to head up to UP?
probably, not until June, so it will be a while. in 2021 I visited the Kewanna in early June and there was no snow, but they said it was there two weeks prior. I think late May or early June is good. no bugs at that time and still cool. I need the snow to be gone so I can see the rocks. they have snow monitoring websites I can view. I will make a couple local runs on my touring folding bike with gear loaded for testing. after being on the Keweenaw for only a couple days, I want to go back. I did notice Lake Superior water is very cold. a downed pilot in that water may last 10 minutes but not much more.

I think this guy and gal give good folding bike touring tips and tricks. they travel inexpensively, my style. https://youtu.be/TN84qv6KFeA

I have not landed at Boyne Mt but did land and several other airports around there. I think the upper mitten is a beautiful place to fly. I am not sure what to call the upper mitten: 1) Upper Michigan 2) the lower peninsula 3) the Traverse City area 4) Northern Michigan?

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Re: Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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this is the Zizzo Forte bike. the touring bike with upgraded panniers but I have heel strike, so I need to address that. I have a couple ideas, the first one I will try is to print an adapter. Winter is a good time to get it squared away. I have a feeling I will be using some straps. I saw a guy that simply uses old inner tubes as straps.

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Re: Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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I need a pannier lower attachment arm. thinking of printing something.


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maybe something like this, nylon / carbon fiber? this will have some lateral motion, but I think that is OK. it just needs to restrain in the downwards direction from a bungee. needs to restain about 1 lb. and will have some impact loading. nest the upper in the Y joint with half tube contours. add a bolt at the cutout notch. mirror it for the opposite side. or perhaps I should buy a welder and use some steel tubing. :)


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Re: Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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quick and dirty.


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Re: Zizzo Liberte - folding bike

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I think this is going to work. this bracket moves my panniers aft, so I don't have heel strike when I pedal. first print, good fit and very secure. I don't believe I will need nylon / carbon fiber for this. this plastic should be fine, not much load. need to make and install the opposite side and then test for bike folding interference, but I think it will be fine.

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