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 01-28-14, 10:35 AM   #351
darukhan
Senior Member
 
darukhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chicago-land
Bikes:
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's not often one finds a pic of a modded tandem mini!

Bike Friday Twin Air!

(When using the drop bars in back, the back rider doesn't really have the greatest forward view! ha!)

darukhan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-14, 06:05 PM   #352
bjorke
Idealistic Troublemaker
 
bjorke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SF Bay Area + Surrounding Planet
Bikes: Bike Friday, Soma, Fuji, Haro, No_Name...
Posts: 609
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by darukhan View Post
Hot damn! ^^^^ Those frames are really works of art! I love that smoothed brazing.

Are those 451 or 406 wheels?
Bruno offers the Ventura in both forms. 451 is pricier.
bjorke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-14, 06:28 PM   #353
mconlonx 
Nobody
 
mconlonx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 7,023
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by darukhan View Post
Bike Friday Silk with an Alfine 11 speed hub, Gates Carbon CenterTrack Belt Drive, FSA carbon crank arms, ControlTech Ti bars, stem, seatpost and carbon clamp.

I'm totally on board with this right up until the belt drive. Unless they've extended range of different cogs and belt lengths. And even then, I'd be tempted to stick with conventional chain. Plus save a few hundred dollar premium for belt. Also, would not go with aluminum rear cog, unsure what is used here, but if you do get a belt system, use a steel rear cog.
__________________
I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.
mconlonx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-14, 09:29 PM   #354
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
buy it with a chain drive then save money .. My Pocket Llama is a bit different , that one will not need a chain tensioner..
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-14, 07:09 AM   #355
mconlonx 
Nobody
 
mconlonx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 7,023
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
buy it with a chain drive then save money .. My Pocket Llama is a bit different , that one will not need a chain tensioner..
What do you think of the new Silk design? Tempted to upgrade?
__________________
I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.
mconlonx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-14, 09:54 AM   #356
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
What do you think of the new Silk design? Tempted to upgrade?
Chain tensioner replaced by tensioning the chain directly is an improvement,

though I've never seen any pictures of left side, how the disc mount is done..

Is it fixed on the slider with the rear axle. so unchanging with chain/belt tension.. My Koga WTR's approach.

Or like Surly's bikes tension chain. then move caliper to follow where the disc went, and

is there another 'heavy-rider option' With a front triangle its a solid Lock-up to stuff.

With just 1 big tube there is a difference between lock Through, and Around..

Last edited by fietsbob; 01-29-14 at 09:59 AM.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-14, 07:27 PM   #357
BassNotBass
lowlife bottom feeder
 
BassNotBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lou-evil, Canned-Yucky USA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,993
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by darukhan View Post

And that's a reason I almost didn't buy a Bike Friday. The company really needs to look for a different (and more knowledgeable maybe less clueless/annoying) spokesperson to do their YouTube vids. I know, "can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"... but fer krisake I surely can't be the only one who feels this way. BTW, other than one quick "off camera" vid, I don't do any informational vids on YT and there's a reason why... because I know I suck at it. Some people should realize their limitations as well.

Bah hum bug grumble grumble.

Last edited by BassNotBass; 01-29-14 at 07:36 PM.
BassNotBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-14, 04:29 AM   #358
ziqpy
Senior Member
 
ziqpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: England
Bikes:
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
regardless of that, it's a ugly bicycle.

Looks like something out of junkyards wars or something.

absolutely LOVE the Ti NYC bike.
ziqpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-14, 11:34 AM   #359
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by darukhan View Post
you must be referring to this layback detail on the controltech seatpost (pictured below and in my previous post)?

I do agree, it does seem unnecessary; however, if you imagine the post was completely straight with a 0 offset, you wouldn't be able to slide the seat back as far as you can with this slight setback. It's a minimal difference though, maybe a difference of 10mm? ...15mm?


Probably 5 mm at most bolt head to the front rail which is limited by the saddle rail bend choice..

Only the angle that the hole drilled through the ti tube is closer to the way the rail bend is in relation to the seat itself .

So sliding the seat rail is a bit more horizontal than if it ran straight thru ..

Maybe the kink gave them a bit more metal in the tube above the rear of the piece that pierces it.


xxx
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-14, 11:40 PM   #360
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jur View Post
Wow absolute wow. Is that steel? What finish is that, chrome?

I'll have that above the Swift any day. I am putting enquiries for that out.
here's yet another iteration of the Bruno Ventura (i can't say i like the name.. seems like it should be the name of an extra in Godfather III):
i do hope you buy one so i can enjoy it vicariously...

smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-14, 06:11 PM   #361
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i'm probably the only one here who likes these, but here's a copper-plated 12" wheel model of the bridgestone picnica. looks great. i like those hubs...





smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-14, 01:28 PM   #362
ziqpy
Senior Member
 
ziqpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: England
Bikes:
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Doppelganger 550
ziqpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-14, 03:50 PM   #363
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
geometry quiz: what other possibilities for tube configuration exist for the doppelganger-hooligan-bully format?
smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-14, 04:15 PM   #364
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
some approximation of this, i suppose:

smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-14, 09:59 AM   #365
mconlonx 
Nobody
 
mconlonx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 7,023
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I'd toss the current Moulton designs in with this type of frame class, too. Or, rather, the rest of the bunch are trying to make a cheaper-to-manufacture design based on Moulton design/engineering. Instead of a truss frame with many small diameter tubes, use big tubes and a traditional single-plane frame design. Easier/cheaper to manufacture leading to more attractive retail price.
__________________
I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.
mconlonx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-14, 12:56 AM   #366
BassNotBass
lowlife bottom feeder
 
BassNotBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lou-evil, Canned-Yucky USA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,993
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
i'm probably the only one here who likes these...
I wouldn't say that... well OK maybe you're right.
BassNotBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-14, 02:47 PM   #367
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BassNotBass View Post
I wouldn't say that... well OK maybe you're right.
thanks. it's good to be right sometimes...
smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-14, 02:59 PM   #368
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
saw this on ebay. pretty sweet:


-Hope Mono Mini hydraulic disc brakes

-Phil Wood disc single speed hubs
-20" Velocity Aeroheat rims with Continental Grand Prix 406x28 tires
-Action-Tec Pro Shock short travel cross-country suspension fork
-Chris King 1-1/8" threaded headset
-Paragon sliding dropouts
-Shimano Ultegra crankset with 56T chainring and 17T freewheel

-Bontrager seatpost
-Selle Italia saddle
-Ritchey Comp stem
-Easton EA70 flat handlebar


Bike measurements:
Pedal spindle to top of seat at max height- 97cm
Bottom bracket center to top of seat at max height- 80cm
Effective top tube length- 53cm
Wheelbase- 130cm







smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-14, 03:11 PM   #369
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
saw this also. a very nicely made custom bike trailer designed for a "dahon 16" bike". made from mahogany. love that bent and laminated arm and the dowel construction elements. also very cool re-purposing of a US mail canvas carrier:












smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-14, 04:13 PM   #370
ThorUSA
Senior Member
 
ThorUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Olney Illinois USA
Bikes: to many
Posts: 628
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
looks like somebody had a sailboat tiller floatin around ....\
and about that postal bag .... its forbidden under death penalty to use those and not return to the postal office ... at least thats what I understand ..coming from the postal office :-)

Best Thor
ThorUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-14, 04:49 PM   #371
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the mail handlers totes are all CoroPlast these days , so canvas is a nostalgic Item.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-14, 04:58 PM   #372
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThorUSA View Post
looks like somebody had a sailboat tiller floatin around ....\
and about that postal bag .... its forbidden under death penalty to use those and not return to the postal office ... at least thats what I understand ..coming from the postal office :-)

Best Thor
no. had you read the listing, you would know he wet-bent the mahogany and laminated it himself. he designed, built, laminated, and varnished the whole thing himself. it's called craftsmanship. i realize in a world of off-gassing injection molded plastics and cheap aluminum rivets, craftsmanship isn't generally appreciated... also, vintage and decommissioned postal bags can be bought and sold freely.
smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-14, 08:58 PM   #373
ThorUSA
Senior Member
 
ThorUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Olney Illinois USA
Bikes: to many
Posts: 628
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
no. had you read the listing, you would know he wet-bent the mahogany and laminated it himself. he designed, built, laminated, and varnished the whole thing himself. it's called craftsmanship. i realize in a world of off-gassing injection molded plastics and cheap aluminum rivets, craftsmanship isn't generally appreciated... also, vintage and decommissioned postal bags can be bought and sold freely.
loosen up
didn't you see the :-)
ThorUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-14, 05:20 PM   #374
dynaryder
PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes
 
dynaryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: BicycleSPACE warehouse in SW Washington DC
Bikes:
Posts: 6,985
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Len Rubin Brompton clone. Ti frameset with derailleur drivetrain.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg pict0027kr.jpg (89.3 KB, 88 views)
__________________

C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport,Dahon Speed Pro TT,Brompton S6L/S2E-X
dynaryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-14, 04:53 AM   #375
zebede
Hello
 
zebede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Suncoast, Florida
Bikes: BF Tikit, Dahon Speed TR, Mezzo I4, Miyata 610, Gitane Criterium, Dahon Helios XL
Posts: 580
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very nice
zebede 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 03:15 AM.