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    You may find that on this budget bike you end you...

    You may find that on this budget bike you end you replacing the cheap tyres and forks within a year and being disappointed with the false economy. That said you don't get much for 100 pounds and it's...
  2. +1 I am bored of mainstream bikes. I don't tend...

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    I am bored of mainstream bikes. I don't tend to be interested in saloon cars in the same way. I am more interested in ulitity bikes, apadted, small wheeled......
    Mountain bikes are fun, road...
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    I use a birdie off road all the time. It depends...

    I use a birdie off road all the time. It depends what you mean by off road but I do a lot more than gravel paths. I do fields, woods, and rough ground. my birdies also been on single track mountain...
  4. Thread: Drive side fold

    by bhkyte
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    It tends to prevent cables getting caught on...

    It tends to prevent cables getting caught on derailler and chain ring bending issues in my experience. Which happen more often with my mezzo,birdie and former brompton due to them folding over the...
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    I have seen the 20" dual drive tern with the rack...

    I have seen the 20" dual drive tern with the rack for sale for 5oo pounds in uk that's a lot of bike for the money.
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    I used to take my daughter to dance classes with...

    I used to take my daughter to dance classes with her sitting on the downtube NS8 rack!

    Yes yan they are defiantly solid bikes.
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    There is one stunt folding bike. Ok it doesnt ...

    There is one stunt folding bike. Ok it doesnt fold, but its compactable. Onza mini is perfectly cablable for jumps 360s,hops, etc. However it comes with fragile folding pedals,and a big sprung seat...
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    Just a comment on last post. I don't think a...

    Just a comment on last post. I don't think a brompton with an telscopic seat post is a good trunk bike for a tall person on a budget. Especially without a test ride. The downtube 9fs is much more...
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    Quote". Don't know where I can get Ori bags...

    Quote". Don't know where I can get Ori bags in....."

    The tactuff range of panniers and racks appear to be the same as mezzo range. Cqp has asked dealer if they fit mezzos, but they could confirm...
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    Whopiedo. It's a bike that the wheels can be...

    Whopiedo.
    It's a bike that the wheels can be changed.....
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    You may find it easier to get air in the valves...

    You may find it easier to get air in the valves on the three spoke. I didn't like the carry me as I could use a regular end for a foot pump. I had to use a flexible type that fits inside a tradional...
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    there after market bottom bracket clamps with a...

    there after market bottom bracket clamps with a shark fin shape for this job. they cost less than 5 pounds. only got them on my mezzos. i have doulde chain guards on other bikes expect i only have an...
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    I have tried various folders with children from...

    I have tried various folders with children from about 7. I personally didn't find the brompton worked due to the pressure required to brake. I also tired a gitex ,sliding adjustable top tube length,...
  14. Thread: Helix

    by bhkyte
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    i wounder if this would be even better in a 20"...

    i wounder if this would be even better in a 20" wheel as so many times its been revomend3d on these forums when designers seem determined to compromide fold unnesdarly to accomadate 24 or 26 inch...
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    quote "Quite frankly, if someone did make a cheap...

    quote "Quite frankly, if someone did make a cheap copy of the Brompton and was selling it for $339.00, I would not be interested in buying one. All the "bling" in owning one would be gone as it would...
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    its not quite true that bmx racers never use...

    its not quite true that bmx racers never use their seats during a race.
    most don't but i raced against a nationally ranked racer who had his seat at a regular height and peddled around some...
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    I didn't realise the front rack of a birdie...

    I didn't realise the front rack of a birdie doubles up as a tow handle untill recently. Maybe that's a better system as it's the best wheeling system I have tried.
  18. I think a birdie with two wheel sets would give a...

    I think a birdie with two wheel sets would give a lot of options for mixing fast commuting or off road. Quick release wheels gives options.
  19. Just a note on the birdie. It's a really good...

    Just a note on the birdie. It's a really good bike off road. Espically as it offer the advantage of bigger tyres, big apples included,better brakes and front suspension.
    I own three birdies and the...
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    Telescopic posts are available on ebay for a...

    Telescopic posts are available on ebay for a varity of sizes. I found race bmx bikes not too bad for medium rides with the seat post fully up. Modern bmx bikes tend to be stunt bikes with lower seats...
  21. Thread: Is gobike dead?

    by bhkyte
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    I would pay 350ish but I am tight and broke......

    I would pay 350ish but I am tight and broke......
  22. Problem with the mezzo is releasing the front...

    Problem with the mezzo is releasing the front wheel is part of the fold. The later bikes are better as they have more of a laywers lip arrangement and a better spring loading to the qr to push it to...
  23. I would see if can get the replacements...

    I would see if can get the replacements fork,mudguard, front wheel qr set for 100. Else 10 pound a fork. Not sure how mezzo spares are now and if still available. Glad you are healing.
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    Smallwheeler quote"if the so-called "premium"...

    Smallwheeler quote"if the so-called "premium" bikes didn't exist then there would be no innovative designs, custom tooling, autocad files, molds, jigs, prototyping, or other R and D for the chancers...
  25. Thread: Birdy thread

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    thanks details please?

    thanks details please?
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