Well hello to all
I have just ordered my first folding bike today - a Dawes Metropolis. Hopefully it will be ready for pick up next week. My OH is waiting for his Dahon Espresso.
We have a campervan and have given up on bike racks - don't ask lol. Have - full size bike each too.
Now to ordered the sweet little Dawes rack bag for the back. We don't do huge distances just want somewhere to put a rain top. Living in UK you can rarely not carry one.
I was up for business in Mississauga, knew I would have at least an hour to kill, and just couldn't resist hauling the Brompton along to tour around some bike paths along Lake Aquitaine and Lake Wabukayne. The Brompton's real inaugural ride! No name for it yet though....
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^awesome Brompton, tell us how you like it as the miles rack up.
2013 Tern Link C7: miles of folding.
I have a Dahon Archer (China domestic model) and a Dahon Dove (China domestic model).
The Archer I used for daily commuting -- 25 miles RT -- and some touring including a 10 day trip through Shandong Province. I bought a bag for it so I can get it on trains and buses in China. It is cheap enough that I don't have to worry about it getting instantly stolen but decent enough that it is not painful to ride. It has held up for several thousand miles. I let a friend borrow it for about six months and somehow the rack survived him carrying his girlfriend around on it for six months. I'd guess the rack is rated for about 25 lbs and she weighs about 100 lbs.
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The Dove is kind of fun to do short rides on. It has tiny wheels and is easy to fit in the footwell of the back seat of just about any car. It is not good for hills as it has one gear.
Here is a picture of my Melon Slice. I really dig it. Its surprising I don't see more info about them on here.melon.jpg
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I have a Dahon Speed D7. Still trying to decide what accessories are needed.
Dawes Kingpin. I have taken off the front rack.
Dawes Kingpin 2speed
So I'm waiting on my Schwinn Hinge to come in, this is my first venture into folding bikes. One main question I have is about the brakes. I have an Electra Cruiser with coaster brakes and would love to convert the Schwinn to the same type of break system. Will this be possible? You all have some great looking bikes!
Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).
After looking through this thread I've realized posting about a "generic" Schwinn folding bike may not earn me any brownie points.
Forrest is heading off for powder coating next week... went for a nice ride in the river valley today with a nice mix of climbing and some good work on the flats.
Stopped for a coffee and to enjoy the sun... took my key with me but was not too worried about thieves and my free Pletscher stand is the bomb.
I'm new here. I have a Montague DX, bought second hand. Just added new tubes as wheels were flat. I also added new Bontrager clip-on fenders. I plan to put 26x1.25 road wheels on it when my current 1.5 crossover wheels wear out.
Here's a link to Montague's archives. Bike is no longer available.
Has given me a few more days to get out and play and today I got to road test my newly minted Suntour Ultra 7 freewheel that I built up for touring... 5 close steps at the high end and two slightly bigger steps for bailing out which works great with the half step gearing and gives some excellent chain lines.
Hit some gravel and did a little off roading tonight on the way home...
That SRAM x7 is a remarkable derailleur that will handle a 53/30 combination with room to spare and works beautifully with the friction barcons.
i have a .. Auto Mini Junior ... it is all original , i bought it at a yard sale for 10 bucks!
its in great shape , made in Austria in the early 70's.
my friends laugh at me but i love it!
[QUOTE=Sixty Fiver;14363576]Progress... should be done in a few hours.QUOTE]
Paint job looks very nice Btw - are your pix in this thread taken in Portland or Calgary?