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Old 06-01-17, 04:58 AM   #876
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I'm looking at a couple of Birdies at the moment.

What does the frame number tell you about Birdy bikes if anything?
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Old 08-11-17, 07:53 PM   #877
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Coroplast fenders

I just made this front fender out of Coroplast (an old election sign). The orange fasteners are rubber-coated flexible wire, kind of like big twist ties.

The rear fender is a purchased unit that clamps to the seat post. I just added a simple Cororplast piece for coverage below.

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Old 08-12-17, 09:28 PM   #878
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new classic birdy extension stem

Hey all,

Im new here and to the whole bike scene actually, just got a new classic birdy for casual ride.. a few questions tho (sorry if they're repeated)

Does it come with left hand for the front brake and right for the rear brake out of the box? Im used to the reversed set up (AFAIR biking when i was a kid). Can i just simply swap the cables on the brake levers or do i need to re route the whole setup?

The handlebar feels a bit too short for my riding position (didn't notice that on the test drive) im 5'11 btw, is there anyway to raise the bar to fit my reach?

Also it doesnt come with castor wheels, unlike brompton. Any recommendations for them?

Any help appreciated

Chris
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Old 08-13-17, 01:08 AM   #879
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Hey all,

Im new here and to the whole bike scene actually, just got a new classic birdy for casual ride.. a few questions tho (sorry if they're repeated)

Does it come with left hand for the front brake and right for the rear brake out of the box? Im used to the reversed set up (AFAIR biking when i was a kid). Can i just simply swap the cables on the brake levers or do i need to re route the whole setup?

The handlebar feels a bit too short for my riding position (didn't notice that on the test drive) im 5'11 btw, is there anyway to raise the bar to fit my reach?

Also it doesnt come with castor wheels, unlike brompton. Any recommendations for them?

Any help appreciated

Chris
Depends on the type of stem you have.
Early stems not adjustable.
3 versions. Sport= forward.
Standard =up right
Comfort= sweeps back.
All later versions are adjustable height.
Caster wheels.
Racks can be fitted with them. Else fit brompton mudguards or Birdie caster system from bike gang 75 approx.
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Depends on the type of stem you have.
Early stems not adjustable.
3 versions. Sport= forward.
Standard =up right
Comfort= sweeps back.
All later versions are adjustable height.
Caster wheels.
Racks can be fitted with them. Else fit brompton mudguards or Birdie caster system from bike gang 75 approx.
i got the standard stem version which is up right position with fixed height.. adjusted the seat position so i get more space but i can't still ride it off the sadle, way too close to my body when standing on the bike.. any recommendation for extension or stem riser ?

will check the caster on bike gang

thanks
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Old 08-13-17, 06:56 AM   #881
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i got the standard stem version which is up right position with fixed height.. adjusted the seat position so i get more space but i can't still ride it off the sadle, way too close to my body when standing on the bike.. any recommendation for extension or stem riser ?

will check the caster on bike gang

thanks
The latest birdy stem will fit your birdy but it is quite expensive.

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Old 08-13-17, 07:38 AM   #882
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i got the standard stem version which is up right position with fixed height.. adjusted the seat position so i get more space but i can't still ride it off the sadle, way too close to my body when standing on the bike.. any recommendation for extension or stem riser ?

will check the caster on bike gang

thanks
Litepro makes an extension which allows you to move the bar forward by 5cm or so, which is a cheap way to add more room. You can tilt the extension up or down to raise or lower your position.

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...311120976.html
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The latest birdy stem will fit your birdy but it is quite expensive.
thanks for the recommendation, that would be my last resort if cheaper options not available

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Litepro makes an extension which allows you to move the bar forward by 5cm or so, which is a cheap way to add more room. You can tilt the extension up or down to raise or lower your position.
i might try this instead or similar, any review on this litepro adjustable stem?

really appreciate all the feedback guys!

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i got the standard stem version which is up right position with fixed height.. adjusted the seat position so i get more space but i can't still ride it off the sadle, way too close to my body when standing on the bike.. any recommendation for extension or stem riser ?

will check the caster on bike gang

thanks
I would get a new stem.
Expensive but older stems are prone to lossing circlips. Newer stems are stiffer and safer. Sell old one on ebay as not many come up for sale and you may get 30 or more if lucky.
I have a spare sport stem. Older non adjustable style if interested. It needs new circlips installing if you can find some or fashion some.

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thanks for the recommendation, that would be my last resort if cheaper options not available



i might try this instead or similar, any review on this litepro adjustable stem?

really appreciate all the feedback guys!

chris
I haven't used it myself, but it sells well in Japan. At Amazon Japan it gets 4.1 out of 5 stars. The only bad review was a complaint about the color of the end caps.
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