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Old 12-09-08, 02:50 PM   #576
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Hello Bike one.I own a Mezzo upgraded to 27 speed dual drive, and a few other items swoped to save weight.It also has improvised low profile handle bars and shimano STI road race levers/brakes. Occasionally has MZS cude clippless detachable pedals on. Definately a keeper!

Bike two is simular sort of thing done to a Downtube NS8.

Bike three is a upgraded mission space genie with 21 speed dual drive for off road work
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Old 12-15-08, 10:18 AM   #577
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This is one of the last ivory Brompton and its mine! Now I made a few modifications, like this old school skate wheels.
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Old 12-16-08, 07:05 PM   #578
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These two folding bikes were found during a bulk rubbish pickup-

The red one is a Bridgestone Picnica, single speed with 14" wheels.
The blue one is a VICEROY with 20" wheels, 3 speed Sturmey Archer marked "84-11". It says Viceroy cycles Poole made in Italy.


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Old 12-22-08, 03:12 PM   #579
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I ride a bright red dahon Speed D7 every day ,all year round.
I am quite impressed by the quality of these rather inexpensive bikes , it really holds up well, not too flexy , not to much maintenance , no problems whatsoever .Good buy, I'd say.
The hospital I work for pays for mileage run on bikes, to encourage workers and to counteract the lack of parkingspace,as well as city-politics to lower the amount of cars .
My bike has paid itself more than twice last year.
Feels good to have a valid excuse to buy another bike every six months or so.
Keep it up and drive home safely.
Happy holidays to everyone .
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Old 12-23-08, 11:00 AM   #580
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Here's me and Lolita'
1982 Alex Moulton AM-7 original.. now AM-9 from modification.....
I waited years until I had a chance to swoop this beauty at affordable price... from moultoneer club...



if anyone would recomend any shop that carry 62 tooth chainring, black anodized , it would be lovely....

ps; have a nice ride...
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Old 12-23-08, 03:20 PM   #581
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Here's me and Lolita'
1982 Alex Moulton AM-7 original.. now AM-9 from modification.....
I waited years until I had a chance to swoop this beauty at affordable price... from moultoneer club...



if anyone would recomend any shop that carry 62 tooth chainring, black anodized , it would be lovely....

ps; have a nice ride...
*drool*

what rims are those?

*edit* Oh I see HED. Oops.

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Old 12-24-08, 05:00 PM   #582
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Friday I am go to pick up a free Huffy Tandem found on CL , and the owner said he also has a R20, and wanted to know where to find anything about them, of course I suggested he join here. Looks like he is keeping it orginal. This is the only other R20 I seen in our area. Looks like a beauty...


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Old 12-26-08, 06:30 PM   #583
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I just got a boardwalk, s1 (?) ... x-mas present from the GF. : o)

Random, google image from a dood that loves his.



I might make it look like this :



in a while. When warmer weather returns ...


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Old 01-19-09, 11:45 AM   #584
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Brompton M6R



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Old 01-19-09, 02:17 PM   #585
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How does the trick strida ride, looks like you tour on it !!
If you commute by train at all.I would be very interested like to hear how an owner of a Brompton and a birdie rates thier birdie for train commuting compaired to thier Brompton ? I may consider a Birdie when funds allow.
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Old 01-19-09, 09:13 PM   #586
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How does the trick strida ride, looks like you tour on it !!
If you commute by train at all.I would be very interested like to hear how an owner of a Brompton and a birdie rates thier birdie for train commuting compaired to thier Brompton ? I may consider a Birdie when funds allow.
it took me a while to master the strida .. quite twitchy..i used it to run errands around my neighbourhood.

I do travel by train (SMRT) in Singapore. Brompton will be much more easier to roll around with the free wheel and the fold is sleek compare to birdie. But if you are looking for speed performance, my advice go for birdy as the pick up speed is really fast ... i can cruised at 20 -30 km/h without hassle.
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Old 02-01-09, 11:21 PM   #587
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does anyone have any info.

hey everyone I recently purchased my first folding bike,I don't know much about it...maybe some one can help...or point me in the right direction...it's an orange ROYAL SPORT JET STAR I bought it for 30 dollars....this is what it looks like....if any one can help I'd really appreciate it...thanks


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Old 02-11-09, 06:23 PM   #588
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my bianchi. currently completely stripped down for a full renovation...
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Old 02-13-09, 12:48 PM   #589
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This is my Dahon Jetstream XP - what a fantastic bike. Today I spent 2 hours in the central park of Hell_sink_1. What a joy to ride - suspension, gears, brakes, handling. Name your bike? - I would name her Ripley.

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Old 02-14-09, 08:57 PM   #590
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raligh 20

just got it and got it working it is in gret shape for its age need some cool mods to make it more ridable
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Old 02-15-09, 06:03 AM   #591
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just got it and got it working it is in gret shape for its age need some cool mods to make it more ridable
good for you ,but what is it?
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Old 02-16-09, 11:21 AM   #592
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raliegh 20

Just got a raliiegh 20 it is completly original it even has the owners manual with it. I think i am going to change the rims and the seat but it looks so cool the way it is I am going To try to leave the rest original.Any sugestions on rims?
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Old 02-23-09, 02:55 PM   #593
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Old 02-23-09, 04:04 PM   #594
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I have a Dehon Mariner, eight speed folder. I really enjoy it.
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Old 03-01-09, 03:46 AM   #595
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I was just given an old Raleigh 20 folding bike for my birthday. I had a Raleigh 20 when I was a kid, (not a folding one), and I think my friends were a little sick of hearing me go on about it so they went out and found me one. My first ride down the very large hill from my house into town on my brand-new-old-bike, the brakes broke. I survived. I had a rest, bought a new brake cable and continued on my ride. I think I'll now need to look into making some minor adjustments to it - and in the meantime it gets folded into the boot of the car and safely transported to the bottom of the hill. I love folding bikes.
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Old 03-13-09, 11:24 AM   #596
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Folding bike london to paris!

I have got a brompton P6R and i have just found this www.foldingbikechallenge.com ... has anyone else checked it out? I am getting a team together and would be keen to share training tips with other riders
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Old 03-17-09, 01:37 PM   #597
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hey everyone I recently purchased my first folding bike,I don't know much about it...maybe some one can help...or point me in the right direction...it's an orange ROYAL SPORT JET STAR I bought it for 30 dollars....this is what it looks like....if any one can help I'd really appreciate it...thanks


I think I found my lost long twin! lol

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...breakaway2.jpg

I bought this one (a Canadian Tire "Supercycle") late last year for $5! I bought its brother (a red one) for another $5! The bro has undergone a bit of a cheap, redneck transformation ...

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...breakaway2.jpg

I stole the wheels from an old BMX bike and basically stripped the paint and rattle-canned it flat black. It looks blotchy because I used a reflective clearcoat. I guess the camera flash didn't like that. My friend is going to help me strengthen the stem a bit since it is wobbly even when tight but it is lots of fun to bomb around on.
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Old 03-17-09, 05:08 PM   #598
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Wow; glad to see the arrival of this thread!

I am trying to learn more about the Strida and the CarryMe/CarryAll.
I have read about them, but really want to speak to someone who has one------

Also, anyone know of a shop that sells them in CA. or elsewhere.
I can't see buying one without seeing and riding it.

Hoping to hear from someone!
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Old 03-18-09, 07:45 AM   #599
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wish I could name my bike- all I know is I got it yesterday and it's an older Dahon. Anyone know what it may be from these pictures?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1227188...7615428843853/

would love to know what to say when people ask me what bike it is- thanks
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Old 03-18-09, 04:32 PM   #600
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wish I could name my bike- all I know is I got it yesterday and it's an older Dahon. Anyone know what it may be from these pictures?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1227188...7615428843853/

would love to know what to say when people ask me what bike it is- thanks
It's called a Hon folder, developed by a Dr Hon from California. I have one of these. I believe he sold all rights to the maker of Dehon.
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