Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-30-12, 11:20 AM   #1
mulleady
The Metropolis, UK
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Folderitis strikes again!

Moulton TSR30. I once rode Sesamecrunch's (yes I blame him!) so when I test rode one again I was smitten. Now I will have to sell the Dahon Jetstream EX and possibly the Pacific Reach IF. I plan to add a honey brown Brookes B17 with cooper rails & rivets & matching Brooks tape. The front wheel has a Son 20 hub so I will either add a Sschmidt Edelux, Supernova E3 Triple or B&M Busch & Müller Cyo T Senso Plus. The latter seems by far the best value for money. I hope to get a B&M E-Werk at some stage to for longer rides to power my phone on GPS with the excellent Sportstracker on longer rides.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg 8039951889_1a6a188234_h.jpg (98.6 KB, 79 views)

Last edited by mulleady; 09-30-12 at 11:53 AM.
mulleady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 12:42 PM   #2
Dynocoaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Bikes: Too many....................
Posts: 3,074
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Smitten or already home? Very nice.
Dynocoaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 12:44 PM   #3
bargainguy
Senior Member
 
bargainguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Sweet! The spaceframes are wonderful. I rode one once - only bike where I felt like I was riding a suspension bridge, instead of over a suspension bridge.

Don
bargainguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 01:11 PM   #4
mulleady
The Metropolis, UK
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
Smitten or already home? Very nice.
Already home!
mulleady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 02:01 PM   #5
Training.Wheels
Cool Guy
 
Training.Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Jamis Sputnik, Leader 722 Heritage Edition, Brompton, Bianchi Via Nirone, Robinson SST, Diamondback Sorrento
Posts: 796
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats! She's a beaut.
Training.Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 02:42 PM   #6
keke
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
V.e.r.y n.i.c.e!
keke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 04:16 PM   #7
SesameCrunch
Eschew Obfuscation
 
SesameCrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Professional, 2002 Lemond Zurich, Folders - Strida, Merc, Dahon, Downtube, Recumbent folder
Posts: 3,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wait a minute! Isn't there a statue of limitation on the crime of infecting others with folderitis? Mully's ride on my TSR was in July of 2008! Surely, I can't be held responsible for something that old!!!

Nice bike, beautiful color!
__________________
SesameCrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 04:43 PM   #8
mulleady
The Metropolis, UK
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Wait a minute! Isn't there a statue of limitation on the crime of infecting others with folderitis? Mully's ride on my TSR was in July of 2008! Surely, I can't be held responsible for something that old!!!

Nice bike, beautiful color!
Yes you can SC as viruses can linger and then come alive again! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE

I will have to pay you a visit lol!
mulleady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 04:56 PM   #9
chagzuki
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes: Brompton, Dahon Vitesse D5
Posts: 1,871
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
There's a lack of folding in this folderitis.
chagzuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 05:17 PM   #10
bargainguy
Senior Member
 
bargainguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
...but within the general category of demountable-itis. Same inflammation.

Don
bargainguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 07:32 PM   #11
SesameCrunch
Eschew Obfuscation
 
SesameCrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Professional, 2002 Lemond Zurich, Folders - Strida, Merc, Dahon, Downtube, Recumbent folder
Posts: 3,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chagzuki View Post
There's a lack of folding in this folderitis.
Separating is just a slower version of folding.
__________________
SesameCrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 07:48 PM   #12
rex615
canis lupus familiaris
 
rex615's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: En plus one
Posts: 2,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Wait a minute! Isn't there a statue of limitation on the crime of infecting others with folderitis? Mully's ride on my TSR was in July of 2008! Surely, I can't be held responsible for something that old!!!

Nice bike, beautiful color!
You apparently are a "bad" influence, you got me to build my folding recumbent after seeing pics of yours.
With Moultons involved, all bets are off.

cheers my friend!!
rex615 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 08:28 PM   #13
BassNotBass
lowlife bottom feeder
 
BassNotBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lou-evil, Canned-Yucky USA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Separating is just a slower version of folding.
+1. In some cases that's all you need.
BassNotBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-12, 09:24 PM   #14
ttakata73
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bangkok: hottest average temperature :(
Bikes: 1998 GT Forte Ti 700c, Brompton M2LX 16", Dahon Dove 14" (6kg)
Posts: 454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Sweet, I'm so jealous.
One day I shall have a TSR2, one day.

Your only problem now is how are you going to top this bike in the future?
Better start saving now, a Double Pylon isn't cheap.
Or you could get into motorcycling and save money.
ttakata73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-12, 12:52 AM   #15
jerrysimon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice. I already own a TSR2. I would be interested to know your thoughts on how the TSR compares both with the Dahon Jetstream EX and Pacific Reach IF ? I guess the fact you have purchased the TSR and are selling the other two speaks volumes. One obvious difference, I realise, is the TSR has a steel frame.

For me the Brompton and TSR provide the best of both worlds, the perfect bike being one that takes the comfort of the TSR and the small folded package of the Brompton.

Oh and I forgot I also now have a Xootr which for me falls right in the middle of the two lol

Regards

Jerry

Last edited by jerrysimon; 10-01-12 at 03:04 PM.
jerrysimon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-12, 07:21 AM   #16
bhkyte
Senior Member
 
bhkyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: York UK
Bikes: 2X dualdrive Mezzo folder,plus others
Posts: 2,870
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mulleady View Post
Yes you can SC as viruses can linger and then come alive again! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE

I will have to pay you a visit lol!
Retro vitus is the term.
Alas we do know know more about the virus now!!
bhkyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-12, 07:58 AM   #17
invisiblehand
Part-time epistemologist
 
invisiblehand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Jamis Nova, Bike Friday NWT, STRIDA, Austro Daimler Vent Noir, Haluzak Horizon, Salsa La Raza, Hollands Tourer, Bike Friday tikit
Posts: 5,643
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Congratulations! It's a lovely bike.
__________________
A narrative on bicycle driving.
invisiblehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-12, 09:41 AM   #18
ratdog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New York City
Bikes:
Posts: 874
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice bike, congratulations on the find & purchase.
ratdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-12, 10:55 AM   #19
BruceMetras
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Rafael, California
Bikes:
Posts: 1,910
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mulleady View Post
Moulton TSR30.

Nice!! If I had to jettison all my bikes but one, I'd keep a spaceframe ... did 30 kind of hilly miles yesterday with my buddy .. he normally rides his favorite Lemond when we go out.. this time he borrowed a TSR-30 and I rode my TSR-20 .. he couldn't believe how fast and comfortable .. and as S/C will attest, when you're not riding one, they look terrific posed in front of the fireplace ..
BruceMetras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-12, 12:07 PM   #20
SesameCrunch
Eschew Obfuscation
 
SesameCrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Professional, 2002 Lemond Zurich, Folders - Strida, Merc, Dahon, Downtube, Recumbent folder
Posts: 3,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
.. and as S/C will attest, when you're not riding one, they look terrific posed in front of the fireplace ..
They look good in the wild too!

__________________
SesameCrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 04:00 AM   #21
Human_Amplifier
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Bikes: Folders, MTB's, Road bikes, Omafiets
Posts: 86
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tragic (you lucky s*d :-) )
Human_Amplifier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-12, 11:08 AM   #22
NeoteriX
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerrysimon View Post
Nice. I already own a TSR2. I would be interested to know your thoughts on how the TSR compares both with the Dahon Jetstream EX and Pacific Reach IF ? I guess the fact you have purchased the TSR and are selling the other two speaks volumes. One obvious difference, I realise, is the TSR has a steel frame.
I'd love to hear about this too.
NeoteriX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-12, 06:34 AM   #23
edwong3
Senior Member
 
edwong3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes: 2007 Qile Duo 20" Multi-Purpose Folding Bike
Posts: 744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chagzuki View Post
There's a lack of folding in this folderitis.
Just a different "strain" of the "virus".
edwong3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-12, 02:31 PM   #24
Lao
Senior Member
 
Lao's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Sweden
Bikes: Brompton M6L 2011
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Damn those Moulton Space frames are too cool not to have... but my wallet tries to tell me otherwise.
Lao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-12, 02:40 PM   #25
Dynocoaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Bikes: Too many....................
Posts: 3,074
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The TSR2 is my favorite. Maybe someday.
Dynocoaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:15 AM.