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Old 07-06-22, 06:42 AM
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My FSIR Spin 5

I built this in 2018 and it's been great ever since. I even took it touring, traveling the length of South Korea. Zero problems throughout. All in all a fantastic light and affordable bike.










Under 9.5kg taking into account the additional weight of the Topeak Java bottle cage (120g) and the Tern Luggage Truss (195g).


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Do you have pictures of your bike folded and the folded size ?
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I've always thought this was a cool design, too bad they are no longer made (that I know of).

What do you clip into that Klickfix luggage truss? I have the same one on my Downtube 8H but have had trouble finding bags/baskets that fit it and don't interfere with the front wheel.
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Originally Posted by Jipe
Do you have pictures of your bike folded and the folded size ?

In the luggage hold of a small city car.


In the luggage hold of a bullet train in South Korea

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Originally Posted by Buckethead808
I've always thought this was a cool design, too bad they are no longer made (that I know of).

What do you clip into that Klickfix luggage truss? I have the same one on my Downtube 8H but have had trouble finding bags/baskets that fit it and don't interfere with the front wheel.
I usually mount the Tern Go-to bag (very well made and fits a 14" laptop) or Kangga Rack with a dry bag. Take a look at the Tern website. I used to own an Ortlieb bag too but sold it. The Ortlieb bag is shown here mounted on the seatpost but could be mounted on the Tern Luggage Truss too.


On tour somewhere in the central South Korean countryside

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Originally Posted by Buckethead808
I've always thought this was a cool design, too bad they are no longer made (that I know of).

What do you clip into that Klickfix luggage truss? I have the same one on my Downtube 8H but have had trouble finding bags/baskets that fit it and don't interfere with the front wheel.
Tern Kangga Rack on the highest of its two rungs, meaning its lowest vertical setting.



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Ron Damon love your attention to details. Awesome looking bike!
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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
What's the green tag on the back of the saddle?
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What's the green tag on the back of the saddle?
A holder of personal info and emergency contact should I be knocked unconscious while riding.
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Alive and well headed for the rainy season...





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Rainy season and yet no fenders?
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Rainy season and yet no fenders?
Just yesterday I dug them out and planned to install them, but ended up doing other things instead. Holy mother of Christ, it rained gangbusters last night, and it's only about to get started. The start of the rainy season is signaled by the night time arrival of termites in their winged stage of development -- dedalu, the Balinese call them, laron in plain Indonesian. They still haven't arrived so there's time still.
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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
Just yesterday I dug them out and planned to install them, but ended up doing other things instead. Holy mother of Christ, it rained gangbusters last night, and it's only about to get started. The start of the rainy season is signaled by the night time arrival of termites in their winged stage of development -- dedalu, the Balinese call them, laron in plain Indonesian. They still haven't arrived so there's time still.
OT, but interesting enough, we imported your termites after WW2 with the return of the troops and equipment. They swarm in the spring here in the deep south. We call them Formosan termites, to distinguish between them and our native termites. Our native termites are black and a lot smaller and not nearly as destructive. Then again, maybe Formosan termites differ from Malaysian termites.
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Climbed to 1,300+ masl to visit one of the island's top natural environments. Forged in fire and brimstone, it is one of the several outstanding crater lakes and collapsed volcano calderas of island SEAsia. In Bali alone, there are two such geological formations.










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May I ask what that garnish is on top of the rice in food pic?
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Originally Posted by GeezyRider
May I ask what that garnish is on top of the rice in food pic?
Bawang goreng, sliced shallots fried till golden brown.


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Bawang goreng, sliced shallots fried till golden brown.
Aha! Much more savory than what I first imagined--a large insect. BTW, you live in a beautiful part of world as seen through your photos.
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