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Old 05-08-08, 12:07 PM   #476
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I have two folders and two full sized bikes. A Dahon Speed and an EZFold.
http://pawild.net/alanherper/gallery...&p=view_photoe bikes. Ihttp://pawild.net/alanherper/gallery...0&p=view_photo
Whoa, that EZFold is a Kent Ultralite frame, like I have. Did the fenders come with the bike? What components does it have?
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Old 05-09-08, 11:54 PM   #477
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Hello folder enthusiasts! I concluded last year that a folding bike would be ideal for my frequent one-way commutes. Got my KHS Latte last month. Replaced 40 tooth ring with Alloy Sugino 52 tooth off old road bike. Cruising speed dramatically increased and I can stand on the pedals for steeps. Love this bike.


Edit: Oh, I wrapped the stem with rim strip to prevent paint chipping when folded.

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Old 05-12-08, 04:37 AM   #478
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EZFold

Yes, they call them EZFold in Britain. Yours had the American sellname. The Fenders (We call them Mud Guards) came with it and the rear rack and Rerailier guard.
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Old 05-12-08, 08:09 AM   #479
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An update on my fixed folder... Forrest.

When the Brooks went on I knew the bike needed it's proper mud guards.

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Old 05-12-08, 08:22 AM   #480
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Hi Sixtyfiver,
What's the weight for the bike now?
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Old 05-12-08, 08:30 AM   #481
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It was just under 27 before I restored the stock fenders... losing the steel seat post, cottered steel crank, and old wheels / 3 speed hub dropped about 9 pounds off the bike.
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Old 05-13-08, 10:39 PM   #482
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My first folder! It's a ton of fun. I locked out the rear suspension and replaced the suspension fork with a BMX fork. It's currently a fixed gear. The frame is too short for the mustache bars and only get in the way, but I don't like the look of drops on a folder. I'll probably switch to risers.

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Old 05-20-08, 08:54 AM   #483
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It does looks nice with a very clean handle.... but the brakes? Flintstone style brakes??
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Old 05-20-08, 11:13 AM   #484
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Hteeth,

I see this frame with a L O T of potential! Congrats on your bike.
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Old 05-20-08, 09:22 PM   #485
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My 2003 KHS Cappucccino, with some recycled M900 (really old early 90s) XTR parts
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Old 05-21-08, 09:43 PM   #486
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Old 05-22-08, 03:38 AM   #487
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Spankly new! Very nice...
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Old 05-22-08, 01:23 PM   #488
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Very Nice Brompton! Congrats.
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abarnard- awesome Brompton and website!
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Old 05-23-08, 05:32 AM   #490
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Need more gear Range

I'd be interested in buying the 8H, or anyone else's interesting proposition.

I've got two DT 8 FSs. One is great out at the lake, in a hilly, very casual environment. BUT, the one I commute and play on (around town) just doesn't have enough top end for me.

My DT is old, so replacing the crank / chainring is mostly out of the question.

I'd also be happy to hear any proposals for 20" wheel + internal hub.

If you'd prefer to reply directly, you can email me at bikinbob@gmail.com

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Here's my Downtube looking dusty but great with her new Brooks:


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My DT is old, so replacing the crank / chainring is mostly out of the question.
Why does that make replacing the cranks out of the question? A DT ought to last 10 years plus, and a new crank is a lot cheaper than a new bike. Bikes don't wear out that quickly, my oldest one was built in 1940, and one of my daily riders in 1966.
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Old 05-26-08, 02:47 AM   #493
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I recentlly put bar ends on to the EZFold. It helps me reach further away from the seat. I find the seat needs to be further away, I have adjusted it to its limmits. Anyone know of a gizzmo that can help me put the seat further back?
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And now, my Downtube Mini:

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This isnt all of them, I have two Raleigh 16 stashed in the basement and a 20 frame in the closet.
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Old 05-28-08, 05:07 PM   #497
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This isnt all of them, I have two Raleigh 16 stashed in the basement and a 20 frame in the closet.
What a glutton!

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Old 05-30-08, 05:37 PM   #498
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I just got my new Red Strida yesterday! I'm re-newing my biking after a 20 year absence. I'm sure though when I take her out tomorrow, it will all come back to me, just like... well, you know!

Anyway, here she is in my Chicago Apt. I'll be using her for my commute beginning Monday providing I don't end up in the hospital this weekend.








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Old 06-03-08, 03:28 AM   #499
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Jsnow. The folding bicycles are rekindling our love for riding for many people.
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Old 06-04-08, 08:44 AM   #500
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jsnow, how did u find riding the strida from being away from bikes for so long?
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