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Old 08-11-17, 09:58 AM   #26
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Increase your cadence from 90rpm to 120rpm and you'll be able to hit ~26 mph. Sounds reasonable.
LOL...got my Vybe up to 29mph once...but only once
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Hi @AccuNeal, just a heads up that I sent you a private message with some questions relating to your SoloRock Spin 3. Thanks!
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Old 08-15-17, 03:06 PM   #28
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@impact1400 Got it and replied. Thanks for your interest.
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Old 08-15-17, 06:03 PM   #29
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@impact1400 Got it and replied. Thanks for your interest.
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Can the Spin 3 take 34T?
The Solorock version Shimano derailleur specs says 30T, but they've used 32T. Typically, 32T derailleurs can fit 34T, but I wonder about ground clearance. Could you measure the cage length? I could then compare it with mine on the 20" Dahon with 34T to see if it clears.

Can you fit full size rear Ortlieb panniers on the rear rack? It looks really short in the photos.
Do you feet hit the panniers as you pedal? The rack looks too far forward. Would be better if it could extend further rearward.

I'm thinking about getting the Spin 3 instead of the 5 because I currently have a 20" dahon, and the Spin 5 is pretty long when folded. The Spin 3 is smaller when folded, but the wheelbase is probably 5-10cm shorter. I would prefer a longer wheelbase for loaded touring though.

I suppose the rear dropout is 130mm? So can't fit a SRAM dual drive?

The seatpost was not grooved? would probably install a thudbuster.

Also not sure where to find the Spin 3 in Europe. Only see the Spin 5 from the Dutch distributor.

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Anyone here offer any info on the general quality of their entire bike line? Im interested in another of their models and until this thread came about....Ive never even heard of them before....
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Tomtom, unfortunately, I don't recall the OP being active in this forum since his last post in this thread.
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I'm thinking from looking at some photos that maybe some of the Dahon racks for their 16" bikes may fit on the Spin 3 with a longer length.
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Tomtom, unfortunately, I don't recall the OP being active in this forum since his last post in this thread.
I have been absent from bikeforums and bikes in general for a while. I have been diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer. The hormone treatments began a few months ago, and I am 5 radiation treatments into a 28 treatment schedule. That diagnosis changed so much for my outlook and activities. One has to train one's mind to keep it cordoned off in thoughts, and it takes a while. Enough of that. This is not a solicitation for sympathy; that's counterproductive to a cyclist.

I am back on my Solorock for 30 minutes per day. Some days are more fun that others. I am working on my review after the first 1,000 miles which I will post very soon.

@tomtom123 I will answer your questions with a photo or two when I return from my morning treatment.
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Accuneal, I'm so sorry to hear of your health situation. I'm not religious, so I won't offer prayers, but I sincerely hope the best for you. As the Japanese saying goes, gambatte kudasai!

I feared something was awry as you were so enthusiastic about the Solorock and then suddenly you stopped posting about it.
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Sending you good thoughts and wishes.
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Rear rack on SoloRock Spin 3

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Here are some photos to help with your rear rack decision. Hope it helps.






Try as hard as I might, the photos on imgur.com don't show up so here's the gallery URL:
https://imgur.com/gallery/i2gI5

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Thank you for the images.
I think the Tern Cargo Rack might be a better solution for Orblieb panniers, although it probably adds an extra 500g compared to the stock rack.
https://www.ternbicycles.com/gear/471/cargo-rack

I posted on the other thread for the Spin 5 review. I contacted Banian / Typhoon bike on Alibaba, but they don't have the Spin 3 frame in stock. There is a seller on Taobao but I haven't asked yet.

Regarding the handlebar post, you can switch it out with a T bar on top and add a Tern Andros stem extender.
https://www.ternbicycles.com/us/gear/472/andros-stem
Not sure why Solorock chose to fold the post to the right, in between the 2 halves. Does the post fit, or prevent the halves from latching on with the magnet?
Most of the T bars I saw on Alibaba and Taobao fold left.

If I'm able to get the Spin 3 frame, I would use 10 speed 11-36T or 11-34T with the Shimano Zee derailleur and Saint shifter, and 130mm BCD crank with Litepro 58T narrow-wide chainring.
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Not sure why Solorock chose to fold the post to the right, in between the 2 halves. Does the post fit, or prevent the halves from latching on with the magnet?
Most of the T bars I saw on Alibaba and Taobao fold left.
Yes, the post fits nicely between the folded halves. It requires a slight rotation of the handlebar, because the brake levers need to be oriented vertically. Otherwise, the magnet and its receiver plate don't latch. I like the fact that the handlepost is on the inside of the fold instead of flopping about as they do on my Dahons. That was among my reasons for choosing the Spin3.
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