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Forum: Folding Bikes 04-24-09, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By makeinu
I have to wonder if the amount of time spent in...

I have to wonder if the amount of time spent in the extra gears would make up for all the time spent in the wrong gears due to the shifting sequence, avoiding cross chaining, downshifting before...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-23-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By makeinu
4cmd3, Please post back and don't forget...

4cmd3,

Please post back and don't forget when you finally settle down with whatever new bike you choose.

Given folders are normal for you, your experience switching to a more conventional bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-23-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By makeinu
Oh this is easy. Just go to shops and sample...

Oh this is easy. Just go to shops and sample their wares! :thumb:

It's not like finding a folder where the shops don't carry them or put them together properly.
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-23-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,177
Posted By makeinu
They should add some simple hinges to these bad...

They should add some simple hinges to these bad boys:
http://momentumbicycle.com/images/gap_double_vdzs.jpg (http://momentumbicycle.com/)
for the lightest thinnest folding pedal on the market.
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-23-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By makeinu
Or just use threaded fork and quill.

Or just use threaded fork and quill.
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-23-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By makeinu
Which clip on guards do you use for the fronts? ...

Which clip on guards do you use for the fronts?



Well I was thinking that if there was something to squeegee the water off at the bottom of the tire then there would be no spray.

This would...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-22-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,259
Posted By makeinu
At the rate these wheels are shrinking that might...

At the rate these wheels are shrinking that might just happen:
http://www.pacific-cycles.com/UserFiles/Image/Product/980403/carryme_blue.jpg
:eek:
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-22-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By makeinu
I wouldn't describe 16" folders as being "so...

I wouldn't describe 16" folders as being "so sensitive", but rather that people who do a lot of riding are very sensitive to small differences. IMO the differences in handling shouldn't even be...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-22-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By makeinu
carbon equivalent of deda dritto bar?

The deda dritto (http://www.dedaelementi.com/En/Products/Products_Detail.aspx?SearchMode=Component&SearchComponent=Fixtie+bar&ProductIDMaster=648) is a straight "fixie" flat bar that comes w/ a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-22-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By makeinu
I haven't dealt with either shop, but I've heard...

I haven't dealt with either shop, but I've heard a few complaints about nycewheels whereas bfold's reputation is spotless.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-22-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,781
Posted By makeinu
Thanks. I think this answers my question. ...

Thanks. I think this answers my question.

Though to be clear the OD doesn't matter in my case because the only controls I have are end plug brake levers.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-22-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By makeinu
The problem is that while it's easy to see that...

The problem is that while it's easy to see that an unswept bar will provide the most margin for error, I'm not entirely sure how much that margin will be compromised by a 3 degree sweep.

3 degrees...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-21-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By makeinu
Well what about road bars? Are the tops on carbon...

Well what about road bars? Are the tops on carbon maes bars what I'm looking for or will hacking off drops not even get me what I want?



Well these bars...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-21-09, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By makeinu
Not tapered though...which is probably no better...

Not tapered though...which is probably no better than a 3 degree sweep.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-21-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By makeinu
Maybe so, but what happens when you hit a bump or...

Maybe so, but what happens when you hit a bump or have to adjust your position? Since there's not even a possibility of my junk touching the ISM Adamo saddle I know I'm getting the benefit, but I...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-21-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By makeinu
You obviously know the available parts very well....

You obviously know the available parts very well. In your opinion is a hacked up drop bar the only way to get my carbon flat bar?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-21-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By makeinu
Thanks, now I will have to find a flat bar like I...

Thanks, now I will have to find a flat bar like I wanted because it will be my perfect setup.



It's for my folder which is, coincidentally, single speed. It has a heavy split handlebar that...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-21-09, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By makeinu
Yeah the face plate. Good point, about the...

Yeah the face plate.

Good point, about the drop bars on quill stems, but it still just seems like it would be more elegant to have something that can slide straight in/out with minimal fiddling,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-21-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By makeinu
Those bars all have 3 degrees sweep. I want flat...

Those bars all have 3 degrees sweep. I want flat because I'm hoping to be able to slip the bar out by loosening the stem top...and maybe even do it with a thin layer of tape. That's also why it has...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-21-09, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By makeinu
The only saddle I'm aware of which has been...

The only saddle I'm aware of which has been medically proven to address this issue is:
http://ismseat.com/

It's not that other saddles aren't comfortable too, but I ride an ISM Adamo because when...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-21-09, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By makeinu
carbon straight handlebar

no rise, no sweep/bend

aebike only lists three bars from nitto and deda...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-09, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,781
Posted By makeinu
Well my current bar is 22.2mm OD and a 18MM ID at...

Well my current bar is 22.2mm OD and a 18MM ID at the end, which is only 0.5mm too small for my end plug lever. Since this is a pretty cheap bar, I'm inclined to think that there are many MTB bars in...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-21-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By makeinu
What in the world are you talking about?...

What in the world are you talking about? :twitchy:

That thread was about the practical advantages (or lack thereof) of wheels larger than 20". This thread is about whether there are ways other...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-21-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By makeinu
Maybe the biggest problem with nonfolders...

...is mudguards.

When I think of it large wheels aren't really that inconvenient once the front wheels are removed and even folders with larger wheels can be pretty easy to carry around like the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-21-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,730
Posted By makeinu
Yeah, if it's 8kg with those fat knobblies it...

Yeah, if it's 8kg with those fat knobblies it must be a real feather with slicks.

Amazing how much weight was saved with just component swaps on that heavy frame...makes me wonder how light a...
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