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    Down shifting issues sometimes happen on folders...

    Down shifting issues sometimes happen on folders due to the long cable runs. They are therefore sticker than the shorter runs on ridgid bikes.
    Solution are either to make the cables more slippery...
  2. I find suspension anoying on road bikes. Hense I...

    I find suspension anoying on road bikes. Hense I have road and off road folders. I don't mind the birdie full suspension on the road as it's quite subtle and does not effect the braking.
    Other...
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    Plastic chain ring protectors are available. I...

    Plastic chain ring protectors are available.
    I have upgraded a number of small wheeled folders to rival road race bikes. If you look at some of my threads. Even 16 inch folders can really shift set...
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    My obsession with folding bikes has cost me a lot...

    My obsession with folding bikes has cost me a lot of money. However I have broke even or better on nearly all the bikes I tried and sold. I need to spend some money on getting my mbt bike running....
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    Folding bikes have several uses that aren't...

    Folding bikes have several uses that aren't apparent when you first buy them. I frequent use mine in a number of situations that wouldn't work with a non folder.
    For instance :
    I meet my family in...
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    If you try an airaminal, or montage they ride...

    If you try an airaminal, or montage they ride just like non folders. If folding is an advantage then I would still consider them. If you can get away without folding then it's a cheaper option. I...
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    i recomend the dahon jetstream or simular,...

    i recomend the dahon jetstream or simular, airamals (24 inch), paffic reach, the latter might stretch that elastic budget,but are well worth considering. else a montage, or other 26" also sounds...
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    125 pounds wow. I would look at adding some...

    125 pounds wow.
    I would look at adding some Rollerblade wheels to a dahon rack. Drill a hole, but a bolt through as an axle add Rollerblade wheel and bearing using a small washer so the bearing is...
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    Burn the ladder and put ash's in water bottle?...

    Burn the ladder and put ash's in water bottle?
    You are an engineer, sort it out once you get there.
    I realise this only works for wood, I have no senisble suggestions for transporting an alumium...
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    If yoou add a rear rack you can add some rolling...

    If yoou add a rear rack you can add some rolling kit with a bit of imagination. Else there are attachments for dahons to wheel them sideways as a flat package. You only really need two rear wheels on...
  11. Thread: Bikes we like

    by bhkyte
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    Sincir folding bike?? this thread seems ro be...

    Sincir folding bike??

    this thread seems ro be a reasonable place to ask about rare folders. i spoke to a women you said she had a bike just like my birdie. i thought she was talking rubbish at...
  12. this is overkill for a paint chip! many people...

    this is overkill for a paint chip!
    many people have been very happy with downtube bikes and yans service.
    i hope the moderaters but a stop to these types of thread.
    yan i suggest you state...
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    I found a range of koga extending telescopic seat...

    I found a range of koga extending telescopic seat posts available on ebay. These were intended for folding bike. I simply bought one that matched my bike frame diameter then replaced the inner with a...
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    Modes are dead common.

    Modes are dead common.
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    the mode is not a measure of centre. only in some...

    the mode is not a measure of centre. only in some (ie normal) distrubtions will it appropriate to the center of the data sets. i am going to put my anorak back on . ........
    can we get back on...
  16. Thread: Birdy thread

    by bhkyte
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    i am not sure if the inner chsin ring will work...

    i am not sure if the inner chsin ring will work ok with the pacific chain catcher. there's not a lot of clearence or tollerence in its fitting.

    just a thought about combining the two as i whole...
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    actiongear on amazon distribute the tuctuff...

    actiongear on amazon distribute the tuctuff range. it has the same attachment as the mezzo bags afaik,and attachers to the seatpost.
    company might be called leisure gear i will edit post later
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    Ori make a full carbon 20 folder. It's about 3000...

    Ori make a full carbon 20 folder. It's about 3000 pounds. 8 kilos afaicr.
  19. Thread: Birdy thread

    by bhkyte
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    my recomendation is to get the paffic chain...

    my recomendation is to get the paffic chain tensioer and run a small cage rear mech for more ground clearence. i run a altura hybrid mech with larger jockey wheels on my bike.
    not sure about chain...
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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...
  21. +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...
  23. 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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