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Old 09-21-13, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bhkyte View Post
Hi. We don't know what we are talking about most of the time either!!!

Re bars. Nice, but oversized 31.mm you need 25.4. You would have to change the stem also to fit these bars. I don't mean the whole folding stem just the section that has the handlebar clamp that is clamped in to the upright stem section you will understand what I mean when you have the bike.

Re levers, good taste again! I prefer brifters ( us term for road race sti levers). Then you don't need a separate lever. I also prefer to be able to use the hoods. If they fit the bars I see no problem.

If you use the bars you will either have a slightly larger fold like my black bike, or need to fit a quick release on your stem to get the bike to fold compactly.

If I was using carbon bars I would want to fit a shimano cespro hub to keep the weight down and up gear the bike using a 9 tooth top gear. I have heard missed messages whether the cespro fits due to chain clearance. I have a cespro hub and cassette I will check sometime.

All the best.
Its much faster with slick kojack tyres also if you go down the fast mezzo route. Is there another route??

CQP I have my eye on a pannier load hauling mezzo. This idea may be simple for a change. Ie buy a pannier. Lol
Hello ago again fellas


Re bars. Nice, but oversized 31.mm you need 25.4. You would have to change the stem also to fit these bars. I don't mean the whole folding stem just the section that has the handlebar clamp that is clamped in to the upright stem section you will understand what I mean when you have the bike.
Do you know where you get this adapted part of the upper stem or is it something that you would have to customise?

Re levers, good taste again! I prefer brifters ( us term for road race sti levers). Then you don't need a separate lever. I also prefer to be able to use the hoods. If they fit the bars I see no problem.
Agreed I have a set of drop bars and brifters I could use but they are the same thickness as the other bars and I have used the set up before.

If you use the bars you will either have a slightly larger fold like my black bike, or need to fit a quick release on your stem to get the bike to fold compactly.
Saw the quick release stem and I love it, that's a must buy...
Reading the replies, I don't believe I explained myself very well at all in relation to the gears.....
Sorry I don't have the bike yet, I don't know how the gears change? i.e. what type of lever or shifter you guys use, is this the standard?
http://www.foldsoc.co.uk/Mike/MikesM....html#3._Gears

If you guys have specialised your shifter or are they stock?
Cheers for all your help
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