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Forum: Folding Bikes 07-22-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 272
Posted By smallwheeler
:twitchy: ok. i'm 100% wrong. linberi, please...

:twitchy: ok. i'm 100% wrong. linberi, please paint your bike any color you like.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=531886&stc=1&d=1469243187
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-22-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 272
Posted By smallwheeler
on second thought, if you're on a budget for this...

on second thought, if you're on a budget for this project, maybe just stick with what's already planned. ideally, it would make sense to get a new wheelset too, you'll be amazed at the difference,...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-22-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By smallwheeler
hehe. good point, you old devil.:love: frame...

hehe. good point, you old devil.:love:

frame material cromo and geometry is nearly identical

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oCo8BJzXxqI/ThUTZY3zf_I/AAAAAAAADxM/Xpjru8bcmtc/s1600/DSC_3701.NEF.jpg
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Forum: Folding Bikes 07-22-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 272
Posted By smallwheeler
don't paint the bike goofy or garish colors. you...

don't paint the bike goofy or garish colors. you will regret it.
gloss black with diamond clear coat. (you can accent the bike with any neon or electric colors you choose then easily change it when...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-21-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By smallwheeler
hmm. yes. maybe more precisely, the adjustments i...

hmm. yes. maybe more precisely, the adjustments i made up and down with the stem changed the weight distribution on the steering mast and caused the the wheel to rotate either too quickly into the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-20-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 677
Posted By smallwheeler
loading a llama is pretty easy, particularly if...

loading a llama is pretty easy, particularly if you're using panniers. also, due to it's much lower center of gravity, the llama actually becomes more stable under load.

reliability: i bought a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-20-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By smallwheeler
wait.. are you saying they're... LOW ENERGY?...

wait.. are you saying they're... LOW ENERGY?...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-20-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 677
Posted By smallwheeler
the bike friday llama is not inferior to the...

the bike friday llama is not inferior to the surly. in fact, in terms of build quality, strength, durability, longevity and it's packabilty (in an airline legal suitcase in 5 minutes) it's probably...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-20-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By smallwheeler
not exactly a positive mention. haha. ...

not exactly a positive mention. haha.

interesting that you're reading this article. a few nights ago i watched this ted talk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y4mbT3ozcA

the way i...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-20-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By smallwheeler
please post pictures of this bicycle including...

please post pictures of this bicycle including close-up photos of decals, and other relevant or identifying features. some forum members here are very knowledgeable about these matters and can help...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-19-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By smallwheeler
that's the cromo steel swift... i've always...

that's the cromo steel swift... i've always wanted one of those...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-19-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By smallwheeler
http://i.imgur.com/b4e2TPz.gif

http://i.imgur.com/b4e2TPz.gif
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-18-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,816
Posted By smallwheeler
seems like sturmey archer sls30 shifters are what...

seems like sturmey archer sls30 shifters are what you are looking for:

http://bicitermini.com/b/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/201302082.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-17-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By smallwheeler
i've seen a lot of these restorations/upgrades....

i've seen a lot of these restorations/upgrades. this (http://piaarang.com/336) is the probably the one that appeals to me most:

http://i.imgur.com/3tMiiDw.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-16-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 232,405
Posted By smallwheeler
this is a beautiful machine, shrooms. ...

this is a beautiful machine, shrooms.



http://www.nevi.it/sites/default/files/styles/1000px_wide/public/pico3_0.jpeg?itok=sX9CwRD9

here's another gorgeous mini velo from nevi:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-15-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By smallwheeler
wow. thanks for that very detailed description...

wow. thanks for that very detailed description above. i've never seen a stem wedge bolt with a twiddly knob.

if you are thinking of changing stems, maybe consider trying a modern folding stem...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-15-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 232,405
Posted By smallwheeler
some interesting modifications to the standard...

some interesting modifications to the standard fold-in-half bike.

this stem is noteworthy: steering mast and stem in one.

http://am.zdmimg.com/201604/06/5704b297f3dc31857.png_e600.jpg

with...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-15-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By smallwheeler
well, if we're including minis in the realm of...

well, if we're including minis in the realm of possibility, the nano, IMO, is a low quality bike with a bunch of z-grade parts that get tossed in the trash. so, you end up paying 300 for a frame...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-15-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By smallwheeler
if it's not too much trouble, could you take some...

if it's not too much trouble, could you take some close-up pics of the handlebar folding mechanism? i've never seen one quite like that.
does the twiddly knob function as a quick release? in other...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 232,405
Posted By smallwheeler
thanks, bhkyte. hope you're doing well. ...

thanks, bhkyte. hope you're doing well.

incidentally, i was just thinking about you and imagining that you're observing the collapse of western europe in style while perched atop the new..
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By smallwheeler
sounds like that would make for an awesome,...

sounds like that would make for an awesome, leisurely weekend trip.

you'll definitely drop weight at the rate you're going. be careful in the heat, tho. seriously.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By smallwheeler
you may have mentioned it previously, but is that...

you may have mentioned it previously, but is that a sturmey archer 3 speed hub? what's the date on it? the gumwall tires are the perfect choice for that bike. good job.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By smallwheeler
seems reasonable. also explains why although i'm...

seems reasonable. also explains why although i'm 6ft tall i only weigh 155lbs. lol.

the san gabriel river trail looks breathtaking tbh.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By smallwheeler
25 miles = 1300 calories vaporized? interesting....

25 miles = 1300 calories vaporized? interesting.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=530955&stc=1&d=1468529609
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By smallwheeler
funny you should mention that. i've been...

funny you should mention that. i've been considering getting out the pipe cutters and converting to bull bars on my NWT. converting would definitely make the bike a little easier to pack. but, i...
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