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    It is a handsome ride.

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    Lovely to see one that's not being mucked about with...

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    My Montague






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    I had this bike. Not a good ridingposition for me and also heavy. Two gears. Cool design, but I needed the seat higher than this. That could be done by putting the seatpost in a more upright position, but that would ruin the cool design..
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    Very Cool!

    Did the seatpost rotate at the joint just below the saddle? Do you have any pics of it folded? Who made it?

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    Sorry, no folded pix. You can see on the pix there is one way to set the seat hight, that is by changing the angle of the seatpost. Angle of seat is then adjusted under the seat.

    One front picture show all I know aboyt factory.

    Folding the front: Note the "handlebar" is divided in two- both on its own srem. Each one comes loos and folds down on each side of the bike. Each stem can be adjusted for hight as you can see.
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    New to the Group

    Hi all,
    New to the group and just started to ride again with my youngest in tow.

    I have a older German Xclusiv generic folder, stripped and brought it back to life for a round the neighborhood/camping bicycle.

    Also picked up a 1972 Raleigh Twenty that I want to fit out for touring.

    There are a lot of good ideas and suggestions and I appreciate all of the information available.

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    deciding on a Downtube

    Hey, is this an OK place to ask for advice in choosing a folding bike? I'm thinking about the Downtube 2008 9 but just read the great review of the Mini and am not sure which way to go. I ride in hilly San Francisco and am a 5' tall woman, pretty good rider with many miles and years of riding. Any of you experts want to advise me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    Lovely to see one that's not being mucked about with...

    Well if you look closely you'll see I mucked with it a little, but only where I thought it was absolutely necessary and no further..

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    GreenGrasshopper
    What size of tires are you running on your Montague?
    They look pretty gnarly.
    How is your suspension fork holding up?
    How long have you owned your Montague?
    Thanks,
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    Dahon Speed P8 from 2006 here. No pix, but it looks like the Speed on Dahon's website, only silver.

    Getting a folder was a revelation for me. Being able to take it with me, and park it in my office, I found myself riding like crazy. I ride pretty much every day I work, and I lost 11 lbs. within a few weeks of getting back on it after a break of a few months in 2007.

    Seriously considering getting a BF Tikit, but that's a subject for a different thread I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyules View Post
    Hey, is this an OK place to ask for advice in choosing a folding bike? I'm thinking about the Downtube 2008 9 but just read the great review of the Mini and am not sure which way to go. I ride in hilly San Francisco and am a 5' tall woman, pretty good rider with many miles and years of riding. Any of you experts want to advise me?
    Of course it's the right place but perhaps not this thread as it's meant to be for showing and telling bikes you own - feel free to make a new thread with some info on your wants, riding style etc and I'm in no doubt people will chime in with some sage advice. I'm sorry no-one answered your post before now -this being because people likely missed it rather than were just not answering your perfectly normal and common to this forums query...

    Huw

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    Quote Originally Posted by pismocycleguy View Post
    GreenGrasshopper
    What size of tires are you running on your Montague?
    They look pretty gnarly.
    How is your suspension fork holding up?
    How long have you owned your Montague?
    Thanks,
    PCG
    Those are 24"

    I got a naked frame, and I took all the parts I needed to complete my singlespeed from a new-old-stock Brodie Menace, with the sole addition being a chain tensioner, and a Shadow Conspiracy half-link chain.

    I got it built in early december.

    The fork is holding up pretty good so far! heh ;-)

    I mean, the flour-like cuban sand didn't get inside, so that's pretty encouraging, right?

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    My 'new' '04 Dahon Jetstream XP- an eBay buy in November, now upgraded a bit (DualDrive, Ergon MR2 grips). The reflective strips on those tyres certainly work
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    Quote Originally Posted by 14R View Post
    This is my lastest, and hopefully last, folder that I buy and upgrade to my taste: Brompton M6R currently featured as S6E (Sports stem/handlebar, 6 speeds, no rear rack or fenders/mudguards).



    Upgrades include brakepads, saddle, brake levers, rolling wheels, pedals and light system.
    14R...

    I haven't been on the forum for a while and notice that you have a new Brompton. It looks great! But, what happened to the black one that you got from your ex-girlfriend and what's different between that one and the new one?

    As always, great photos...

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    In case my very old Microbike would give in,
    the old plastic wheels are known to give up
    if they are treated badly so I needed a second
    bike to use if something happen.

    At first I wanted to buy a Carryme from Pacific Cycles
    in Taiwan but George Lin made it too small for my length.

    194cm or some 6'4" or so. I weight too much too. 90kg
    managed to go down from 97kg and aiming at a to keep
    weight of 85kg so I can buy any bike.

    A Boat Mall sold a small bike that has low quality but only
    cost 1700SEK that is about 255USD or about, It changes
    but after me bought it I found out that same bike could be
    bought from England for one third that price me gave. Typical.

    But I had to pay for delivery anyway from England so no big deal.
    I guess the Swedish firm take an over price for it.

    The name in Sweden is Easybike but the English name is SmartBike.

    It is steel so it is rather heavy. 12.5 kg and it has 12" wheels.
    Wheel base is very tight. Less than 25". folded it is about 80cm
    x 40 cm x 30 cm due to the pedals not folding so if one change
    to such then it is less in depths.

    How does it feel to ride it? It is not as good as a Microbike but
    it is much more easy to keep balance on compared to a Strida.

    I asked two neighbors to ride it and they found it almost as easy
    to learn as a standard bike.

    I try to link to the English site for it.
    http://www.ddfl.co.uk/smartbike.php?id=21



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    My latest acquisition (from a fellow BF poster, Clownbike) - A Dahon Helios XX Anniversary Edition. Ultralight at 17lbs. I did some mods - added a stem, Origin8 drop bars, a racing saddle, FSA carbon cranks and a 11-32 cassette for better gear range. I plan to put a 61t chainring on the front. It's wonderfully light and easy to go fast on .



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    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    My latest acquisition (from a fellow BF poster, Clownbike) - A Dahon Helios XX Anniversary Edition. Ultralight at 17lbs. I did some mods - added a stem, Origin8 drop bars, a racing saddle, FSA carbon cranks and a 11-32 cassette for better gear range. I plan to put a 61t chainring on the front. It's wonderfully light and easy to go fast on .
    The bike looks great. I've heard that the Dahon handleposts are "flexy" but this one looks like a different design. Can you comment on its flex-factor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosephLMonti View Post
    The bike looks great. I've heard that the Dahon handleposts are "flexy" but this one looks like a different design. Can you comment on its flex-factor?
    It's flexy. Especially after I added the stem, which torques the handlebars more. It's the thing I like least about the bike. Otherwise, I'm happy.

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    I have three bikes right now. I just bought this Swiss bike LX -- absolutely amazed with it! It's a full-sized mountain bike but because it can fold, I'm using it everywhere! Instead of hanging it up in the garage like my other two bikes, this one lives in my car trunk! If I'm going near the city, I park a few kilometers out and ride the bike in the rest of the way. If the direct link doesn't work please see www.canambikes.com and look it up there.
    I am now planning to sell my Iron Horse Maverick 3.0 it's a perfect fixed bike that I bought new only last year.

    I'm located in Canada and paid $450 (plus tons of taxes that we are accustomed to hear in Canada) for the Iron Horse however since the LX is living in my trunk I really have no need for the Iron Horse is *** metal gray in color and doesn't have on scratch on it -- as well I have two sets of tires for it so the original tires were actually never used -- well maybe around the block once but I switched the tires to a more hybrid tire.

    I am new to this forum actually probably should be posting this somewhere else so I will check around and see if there is a place to buy and sell on the forum.
    best, M/

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    Okay so I just realized how to post a picture of my new folding bike. it's called the Swissbike LX.

    I can't say enough about it -- I'm as happy as a pig... no wait a sec, actually I don't know that pigs are that happy if they knew their future -- but you know what I mean.


    best, M/

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    Hi SC -

    Nice to see the bike has acquired an appreciative owner. It did have an FSA carbon crank on it in a previous incarnation as well as an 11-32 Shimano XTR Ti cassette.

    Dang good looking bike. Enjoy.

    CB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post

    That is a very sweet looking Twenty... I agree that if anything, one has to replace the wheels with alloy to make the braking tolerable.

    My Twentys (Phillip's) are named Forrest and Grace, as that is what their little labels said when I found them. Nothing I have done cannot be undone and I have all the original bits stored at the shop.

    "Grace" (who just got her chain guard back):



    "Forrest" - my pocket rocket (new 451 wheels are in the works)



    Together:



    I have two suspension forks on order as then I can run cantis and a v-brake up front which will further improve the ride and braking abilities of these great little bikes.

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    Guess I should post up here.

    My first folding bike, a Birdy, picked it up last week. (Need to take my own photos of it).

    Thanks Bruce!


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    Quote Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
    Guess I should post up here.

    My first folding bike, a Birdy, picked it up last week. (Need to take my own photos of it).

    Thanks Bruce!
    Welcome to the Folders forum, MsIncredible. Hope to see pictures of the Birdy in action!

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