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    Never had a problem with the welgo or the older...

    Never had a problem with the welgo or the older mks with the circlips. Circlips take about sidehalf to 1 minute to do both sides , but you rarely take both off and no need on a brommie(except anti...
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    4 mezzos fit a medium sized car at a push....

    4 mezzos fit a medium sized car at a push. Vaxuhall astra.
    4 birdies woyld fit also my car.
    4 diblasi r4 would fit easier than 4 bromptons .
    Dahon curve would also be in with a shout in my...
  3. Been running dual drive on train for years...

    Been running dual drive on train for years without issue. Leave in high gear so click box is held tighter for storage. They are cheap its ok to keep a spare. Very occasionly I have found its not...
  4. Dual drive +1. Can be found cheap used or new. ...

    Dual drive +1. Can be found cheap used or new.
    Faster gross changers at junctions equals faster urban bike ime.
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    Hi. My advise is that you MUST test ride some...

    Hi. My advise is that you MUST test ride some folders before making any decision. They tend to be very different to each other. Many people really dislike the ride and fit of a brompton for instance,...
  6. Thread: Birdy thread

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    The monocoque is stronger I believe and is less...

    The monocoque is stronger I believe and is less likely to crack around the seatpost clamp than the older version afaik.

    I recomemd mks or wellgo detachable folding pedals. It's possible to get...
  7. Thread: Bikes we like

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    That bike friday is horrible. You will regret it....

    That bike friday is horrible. You will regret it.
    Post it to me if you buy it......
    Its a service I am willing to provide
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    The geara on the d9 are under geared for fast...

    The geara on the d9 are under geared for fast riding. The chainring can only be increased 2 teeth to a 56 atb informedd me.
    Low gears arw easy on small wheeled folders. Gearing up can be more...
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    I and afaik, cpq opted for the dual drive as...

    I and afaik, cpq opted for the dual drive as frequently there are good deals on used or new hubs on ebay. I got a 3x7 for less then 30 pounds and my 3x9 was around 100.
    Rim about 30 if spoke number...
  10. Or a pedal wrench.....

    Or a pedal wrench.....
  11. I was very impressed with the tern 2o" with...

    I was very impressed with the tern 2o" with dualdrive. I had a go on one last year.
    Luggage racks available and standard parts for 500 to 600 new. Get a spare set of fast wheels with kojacks on in...
  12. http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/803911-mez...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/803911-mezzo-thread.html

    http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/473217-mezzo-upgrades.html...
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    I would convert the i4 to a nexus8 or afline8 or...

    I would convert the i4 to a nexus8 or afline8 or 11 for touring. This will go straight on , just swallow cost of a wheel build...
    Its worth it.
    Else go the dual drive route which needs a little...
  14. Thread: Bikes we like

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    Reminds me of an quadrangle bmx pk quadangle -...

    Reminds me of an quadrangle bmx
    pk quadangle - Google Search
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    It's not the small wheel that many of us here...

    It's not the small wheel that many of us here favour it the practically of the small wheel that comes with the smaller fold.
    Generally folding bikes are more usefull if they fold smaller.
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    Interesting. Looks like a car truck design to me....

    Interesting. Looks like a car truck design to me. This can be a limited appeal as car racks can be used instead if you need to carry several family bike. Which is what most families do rather than...
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    Rubber sock could be replaced with a door stopper...

    Rubber sock could be replaced with a door stopper etc. The seat post is too short in standard form. I would consider a telescopic one off ebay of the correct diameter.
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    I have realised that my mezzo and birdie bikes...

    I have realised that my mezzo and birdie bikes will never be able to be retro fitted with a frog clamp....

    Is life worth going on with.....

    Downtube to the rescue.
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    Has any one got the new frog clamp.....

    Has any one got the new frog clamp.....
  20. Thread: Birdy thread

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    Main way of saving weight would be to fit the...

    Main way of saving weight would be to fit the excellent kojack tyres. Bike is then focused for road use. You might be able to get them swoped with the purchase?
    There are carbon wheel sets also for...
  21. Thread: Birdy thread

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    I tend to just do functional improvements rather...

    I tend to just do functional improvements rather than bling!!
    Bling on the cheap yes...
    Often makes more sense to buy another used bike than upgrade with new premium parts.

    If you want to spend...
  22. Thread: Birdy thread

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    tyres main one, else grips, and you choice of...

    tyres main one,
    else grips, and you choice of pedal system......personally have given up on folding pedals

    not a lot else, you might benifiet from better brake pads like koolstop etc , but not...
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    Lbs should be able to service a birdie fine. ...

    Lbs should be able to service a birdie fine.
    Only issue is the suspension joints which only need attention afaik if they wear out. And should be simple anyway?
    Any advise on changing rear as my...
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    I suggest you get some koolstop pads and just try...

    I suggest you get some koolstop pads and just try these. If you are still unhappy consider dual calipers or another bike. Teflon coated inners make a difference on long cable runs on folders. But bit...
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    Or swop out for a carbon crank with hallow tech...

    Or swop out for a carbon crank with hallow tech bb.
    Some road racer will be selling off last years model cheaply on ebay.
    You may need a bb spacer if you do this also.
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