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  1. I occasionally set my doqntube fs up on gist...

    I occasionally set my doqntube fs up on gist magnetic trainer.
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    I am referring spefically to the brompton fold...

    I am referring spefically to the brompton fold with the width of the bar. I estimated that one would need a 450 mm bar or larger for the bullbars to fold flush by folding either side of the front...
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    440 plus is the width you need to fold either...

    440 plus is the width you need to fold either side of front wheel in folding with no stem mods. It may be a tad more I can't quite remember but there was a post about this I think in thee name your...
  4. Used birdies can be reasonable priced and...

    Used birdies can be reasonable priced and available with kojack marathons, big apple or knobbly like black jacks. What's not to like from those tyre options?!

    Its the bst very compact folder for...
  5. If you want a compact folder that goes off road...

    If you want a compact folder that goes off road birdie is a good option. Ita the best off road feom the compact folders available. Ita alot smaller than a 20" folding dahon. Ie I can get 3 birdie...
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    I have done a few go faster folders using drops...

    I have done a few go faster folders using drops turned upside down and chopped back. See my threads for more pictures as I rarely post from a pc that accepts pictures uploading. ...
  7. Thread: Dahon Flatpak

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    There is a santori stem with this feature.

    There is a santori stem with this feature.
  8. I think in traffic you may be able to arrive...

    I think in traffic you may be able to arrive fresher with the right clothing and weight saving and gear selection.
    As a physio student I needed to turn up clean for praticals!!

    I had an airtex...
  9. I prefer trigger. But I don't bother changing out...

    I prefer trigger. But I don't bother changing out twists if they come on the bike
  10. Thread: Bikes we like

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    Correction, an engineer friend of mine smiled...

    Correction, an engineer friend of mine smiled and said all bikes fold .....
    Given enough force......unfolding is the feature of a folding bike.



    Ok carbon fibre doesn't fold well..........
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    Hi. Dropped bars tend to fold really badly and...

    Hi. Dropped bars tend to fold really badly and stick out making the package unbalanced. You could switch to upside down cut back drops. See my threads, to get a vertical hand position the same as...
  12. Thread: New Downtubes

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    Dual drive with a 56 tooth front chain ring works...

    Dual drive with a 56 tooth front chain ring works really well on a 16 wheel folder.
    27 speeds.
    56 tooth gogs are easy to get hold of. Birdie and bike Friday sell them and make the matching...
  13. Thread: Bikes we like

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    Moulton doesn't fold.

    Moulton doesn't fold.
  14. You lack ambition pingis. What about upgrading...

    You lack ambition pingis.
    What about upgrading headaches disappointments, broken dreams, empty wallets.....
  15. I say customise.. Drop bars and slick tyres. A...

    I say customise..
    Drop bars and slick tyres. A road race orinatated folder airminal or fast folder will be quicker at a cost. I have the best of both world a fastcompact folder. It's a lot of hassle...
  16. Thread: Bikes we like

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    I am loving that tyrell. Looks better than a...

    I am loving that tyrell.
    Looks better than a birdie. Twin tubed, compact fold, chain length maintained in fold, and well supported seatpost like a bike friday that can be shorter....
    Nice
  17. Thread: New Downtubes

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    I like the idea of a nexus hub being compactable...

    I like the idea of a nexus hub being compactable with brifters. The versa shifters make 8 and 11 speed to match afline and nexus.
    Personaly I consider this an upgrade from an SA.
    With a few...
  18. Sticky: Re brompton with drops reply 44cm bars. I...

    Re brompton with drops reply 44cm bars.

    I considered the wide bar drop bar upgrade, but I dont like really wide drops. Felt like the bikes compact fold was dictating to me!!
    I went for a dahon...
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    I am waiting for another bike manufactor to...

    I am waiting for another bike manufactor to produce a good 16" compact(or there abouts).
    Don't like brompton for many reasons. Mainly part choice and limited gearing options. Don't like the curve...
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    Check your tyre information writtern on the tyre....

    Check your tyre information writtern on the tyre. If you go too low you can bottom out on bumps putting the rim at risk. It will also be slow with low inflated tyres. Maybe a birdie would suit better...
  21. Putting drop bars, aero bars or stem extension on...

    Putting drop bars, aero bars or stem extension on folders can dramatically improve their handling in my experience.
    There can be folding issues but that another thread about resolving that.
  22. I find some folders handle very badly. So do some...

    I find some folders handle very badly. So do some commuters.
    Front bag on a brompton or dahon tend to handle better than bags held high above the wheel. Maybe try another pannier system.
    ...
  23. Thread: New Downtubes

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    I would have loved to get my hands on the old...

    I would have loved to get my hands on the old model. Especially the cespro.
    There was also a thread about a performance orientated folder wanted to go to brazil a while back. Poster ended up with a...
  24. Thread: Bikes we like

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    Could you mount the brake caliper near the bottom...

    Could you mount the brake caliper near the bottom bracket. That would keep it clean looking.
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    I had an ebay bid on one of these once. Looked...

    I had an ebay bid on one of these once.
    Looked like I was winning with 300 pounds till last day. Would have been interesting. Went for well over 1500 if I remember.
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