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  1. Thread: Folder tune ups

    by zebede
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    I would ask Bike Friday about your metro...they...

    I would ask Bike Friday about your metro...they know best..My tikit hyperfold has a couple adjustments (cable and latch tension) that are unique to the model. But one great things about bikes,...
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    I have restored at least a half dozen Dahons from...

    I have restored at least a half dozen Dahons from the 1980's. These are comparatively well built especially when compared to other folders from the same era (look at a Raleigh Twenty welds) , and...
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    We'llgo m-138 has two replaceable pins for grip...

    We'llgo m-138 has two replaceable pins for grip on outer edge. Adequate grip for my mostly fair weather folding forays. For rain and flat bottom shoe , get a model with lots more pins.
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    492742The Tikit at 30 degrees F on recent trip...

    492742The Tikit at 30 degrees F on recent trip home to Indy on Georgetown road outside of track.
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    MKS Ar-2 came on my Dahon Speed TR...Nice pedal...

    MKS Ar-2 came on my Dahon Speed TR...Nice pedal but a wee bit slippery
    Purchased Wellgo QRD m-138 for BF Tikit, better grip and release system IMO, great price, a little more grippy but could be...
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    Bike Friday Tikit is not my regular commuter...

    Bike Friday Tikit is not my regular commuter (Miyata 610 1986 is). But just took a car trip up north and the Tikit got one 30 mile ride and two 10 mile rides. Max in one day 40 miles in one day (last...
  7. Approximately 30,000 miles out of Phil Wood...

    Approximately 30,000 miles out of Phil Wood Bottom Bracket with NTN 6903, thats on my 1986 Miyata 610, Daily commuter.

    One side went bad (crank arm got a little sloppy) just last month, Replaced...
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    My first suspect would in both cases be cable...

    My first suspect would in both cases be cable adjustment: Refer to the linked document in sections 4 and 5 for your IGH and drum brake.

    http://www.sturmey-archerheritage.com/files/view-287.pdf
    ...
  9. I came upon a nasty wreck once, Cyclist taken...

    I came upon a nasty wreck once, Cyclist taken away in an ambulance. The cause of the accident was the failure of his carbon seat post.
    True. Just sharing. Be careful.
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    Phil woods are different tool.

    Phil woods are different tool.
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    Park (or similar) bike stand grabs the seat post...

    Park (or similar) bike stand grabs the seat post of the folder......I do it all the time for a variety of folders. Find used if on a budget. IMO its really the only way you want to go in the long...
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    I use to pack the VAR compact wire bead jack...

    I use to pack the VAR compact wire bead jack when I had a an EXTREMELY difficult tire (Continental grand prix 4000) to mount. Tires gone now.
  13. This job just looks sloppy. Excessive brake...

    This job just looks sloppy.

    Excessive brake and shifter housing, obviously crossed under the tape and exciting at different locations from the tape.

    I would also want to redo. I am not...
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  15. This is why you should have more than 1 bike.:)

    This is why you should have more than 1 bike.:)
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    Remove parts Clean frame Scuff paint Solvent...

    Remove parts
    Clean frame
    Scuff paint
    Solvent wipe and dry
    Shoot with rattle can , LIGHT COATS.
    Let dry And harden
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    If it were clear coat or paint I would say yes....

    If it were clear coat or paint I would say yes. As suggested these can be stripped and the aluminum polished to a mirror. I have done it several times. Anodizing is in the metal rather than on the...
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    Over 30,000 miles in Mavic 719, DT Swiss, Deore...

    Over 30,000 miles in Mavic 719, DT Swiss, Deore XT wheels. But I think the components are less important in wheel longevity/strength than the being handbuilt by a good builder (not me) and of course...
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    Keep your knees straight (don't side load the...

    Keep your knees straight (don't side load the joint, it reduces ball and socket contact area, concentrating force).

    Be a spinner and use less pressure per stroke (keep pressure down).

    Take it...
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    I live in a coastal area with high humidity. The...

    I live in a coastal area with high humidity. The very thin plating on inexpensive bolts can quickly show signs of rust.
    My latest response is to use "turtle wax chrome polish" on a Q tip. This has...
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    Skip There have been threads on the folding...

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    There have been threads on the folding sub-forum where I have read some of the regular folder commuters riders refer to the folding pedal as "consumables" .

    IMO, It depends on what your...
  22. Thread: A big Thanks!

    by zebede
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    THANKS and appreciation to those professional...

    THANKS and appreciation to those professional mechanics who take the time to share. FB and Andy (and several other past and current) get my vote for the Sheldon Brown award. You guys are part of my...
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    YES, I had forgotten.....I set up my old Burley...

    YES, I had forgotten.....I set up my old Burley tandem with a thumb shifter and a derailleur cable for the drag brake. On one hand the mass to stop is MUCH greater than a regular bike AND would be...
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    high quality folding bikes go in car for...

    high quality folding bikes go in car for transport to remote locations

    diamond frame bikes almost exclusively ridden from home (daily)

    but thats me

    If i were a hard core roadie or mountain...
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    I have a park stand bought second hand at double...

    I have a park stand bought second hand at double the cost of the ebay stand. It is probably 10x better than that stand and will last me a life time.

    However If I were a single bike owner and...
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