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  1. 21 pounds for a 9 speed bike with a rear rack is...

    21 pounds for a 9 speed bike with a rear rack is pretty good.
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    I wouldn't bother. Any well used folding bike is...

    I wouldn't bother. Any well used folding bike is going to result in incidental scratches and stuff. It's a losing battle.



    I think it will slip.
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    Unless you have a really big bike, I think it's...

    Unless you have a really big bike, I think it's straightforward. With a little practice it gets pretty quick. Taking my time while chatting away, I'm down to ~30 minutes for both our bikes...
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    I think customization is generally expensive. ...

    I think customization is generally expensive. Besides the actual components/materials, have a production line that accommodates greater variation apparently effects efficiency or labor requirements...
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    That's an interesting bike. Compact with ERTO...

    That's an interesting bike. Compact with ERTO 355 tires.

    $1400 USD. But with a 85 kg weight limit.

    Tyrell IVE | Innovari Sports
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    I vaguely recall some folks using the rear rack...

    I vaguely recall some folks using the rear rack to support a backpack with the top of the backpack strapped to the saddle and seat post.
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    I'm familiar with Shimano, but from what I...

    I'm familiar with Shimano, but from what I understand, this applies to Campy and SRAM. With that caveat and an apology for going over stuff that I suspect you're already fully aware but presented...
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    We have two bikes with Capreo hubs. If you're...

    We have two bikes with Capreo hubs. If you're using indexed shifting with a front derailer, it's a good idea to keep the designed rings for the derailer.

    I recall that some of the early Bike...
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    Oh ... you can always work up a kick but Swift...

    Oh ... you can always work up a kick but Swift Folder too. I get the sense that it doesn't pack as well as a Bike Friday, but it rides well.
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    IMO, this is the most important thing: what you...

    IMO, this is the most important thing: what you want to do with the bike.

    If folded size or quickness of fold are not paramount, then assuming you don't have a huge budget -- I'm eliminating...
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    There is no doubt that a 10+ year old bike will...

    There is no doubt that a 10+ year old bike will go for considerably less than a new bike.

    But there are brake, wheelbase, and clearance changes over time.
  12. Bruce ... You're killing me with that...

    Bruce ...

    You're killing me with that adjustable stem.

    ;)
  13. I only added it to the triplet in 2013. So I may...

    I only added it to the triplet in 2013. So I may not have been entirely positive regarding it's long run prospects.

    John Allen suggested elsewhere that it's not a perfect match and didn't seem...
  14. Generally, you can use 10-speed Campy with...

    Generally, you can use 10-speed Campy with 8-speed Shimano and 11-speed Campy with 9-speed Shimano. (X-2) If you have a derailer that can do the alternative hub-bub routing, you can mate 10-speed...
  15. I looks good to me. I'm having trouble with the...

    I looks good to me. I'm having trouble with the Dahon China link with the translator. But am I correct in thinking the bike is ~25 pounds with a rear rack and fenders? How does that compare with...
  16. Absolutely. There further from the mainstream...

    Absolutely. There further from the mainstream you are, the more likely you'll have to do the work yourself.
  17. While I agree that it's possible to do better...

    While I agree that it's possible to do better with thrifty shopping and careful planning, I'm in agreement with Thor here. Most of the time experimentation is relatively expensive -- never mind the...
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    I'm not a fan of the SA 8 speed hub. It's OK. ...

    I'm not a fan of the SA 8 speed hub. It's OK. But clunky enough that I'd deal with the unusual shifting pattern of a Brompton 6 speed.

    Jur mentioned an SA 5 in a Brompton. I've heard of it...
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    It's narrower than that ... right? More like...

    It's narrower than that ... right? More like 111mm?

    I suppose a cm is close enough if you're just trying to say it's freakin' narrow! ;)
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    Sean's page has a bunch of pics with the short...

    Sean's page has a bunch of pics with the short tikit rack. The more I think about it, the less promising it is since the rear wheel is 16" instead of 20". So there is a 2" difference in radius. ...
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    Interesting. So you have to tilt it back. ...

    Interesting. So you have to tilt it back.

    Perhaps you should ask whether a tikit rear rack will fit on a NWT. They're short and designed for a 135 OLD.
  22. A bit less than 1% sounds really bad to me.

    A bit less than 1% sounds really bad to me.
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    Wow. That's a lot.

    Wow. That's a lot.
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    The disc interference is not particularly...

    The disc interference is not particularly surprising ... I understand that it's a common problem for bicycles in general. In fact, some manufacturers produce racks especially for bikes with disc...
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    Sweet! Congratulations.

    Sweet! Congratulations.
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