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Ron's Parts Bin

This aim of this thread is to share and showcase selected folding bike items in my parts bin. The parts featured here are not necessarily the 'best', highest quality, lightest, most interesting or top performers, or available worldwide. They are nothing more that parts that I bought to suit my own particular personal purposes in my locality at the time of the post. Prices are the purchase price that I paid for the item in my locality.

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Litepro Plus Handlepost
41cm nominal
$37
Feels nice in the hand and relatively light
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Banana shape

Big QR clamp


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Kenda K193 37-349, tan wall
$5
Tan wall, 349 version of the 305 Kenda KWest. As usual, fantastic value.
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Deli Tire 37-349, tan wall
$7/pair (used)
Gorgeous honey sidewall, hard to come by.
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Acceofix Flyer, 32-349
$13
Quite light. You wanna fly, these are the ones.
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Litepro KFun rim-brake 451 wheelset
$63/set
As the masses increasingly favor disc brakes, real deals can be had on rim-brake parts.
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My wife briefly saw this picture on my screen and asked me what the hell is this.


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Deli Tire Lizard, 57-305
$2.60/piece
The 2.125" local variant of the 1.95" Maxxis Hookworm

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Deli Tire S139, 37-451
$6/piece
Unique golden yellow sidewall 🔥


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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
Deli Tire S139, 37-451
$6/piece
Unique golden yellow sidewall 🔥
Nice looking tire. How supple is it compared to the old Greenspeed Scorcher?

Something a little narrower to easily fit on a Brompton is a plus.
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Originally Posted by invisiblehand
Nice looking tire. How supple is it compared to the old Greenspeed Scorcher?

Something a little narrower to easily fit on a Brompton is a plus.
I don't know. Never used the Scorcher. Sorry.

Brompton? This one is ISO451.
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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
I don't know. Never used the Scorcher. Sorry.
Of course, the Scorcher is much too expensive for the Ron's Trash Bin.
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Headset Litepro H73
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Originally Posted by Jipe
Of course, the Scorcher is much too expensive for the Ron's Trash Bin.
No, it's not that at all. Money is not the issue. The issue is that some of us live in an area of the world where we have a lot more product variety and offerings, often at lower prices than comporable products elsewhere. I really have no need for the Scorcher which got its reputation when 451 options were fewer in other, less privileged parts of the world. Folks really do need to get out more and join us in the year 2022. For my part, I've got more good 451 tires that I can actually care to use.
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The Greenspeed Scorcher do not exist in ETRTO451.

This tire was developed by Greenspeed for their race trike Aero that has ETRTO349 wheels front and ETRTO406 wheel rear.

The concept of this tire is a slick, high pressure, 40mm wide, lightweight tire.

There are several versions of the Scorcher with different construction.
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Frameset FnHon Gust 16", Blue Chamaleon
$165
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Frameset FnHon Gust 16", Blue Chamaleon
$165
Frame geometry (reach, stack...) wheelbase, frame weight, folded size, wheel size (inch size is meaningless, ETRTO size needed) ???
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Shimano SLX CS-HG81-10 cogset

Ten-speed, 11-36T cogset in continuous use for nine years+ across three bikes, four countries, five chains and six tours. The thing still looks virtually like new.


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Shimano Zee RD-M640 derailleur

The Shimano Zee derailleur on its seventh year of continuous service since 2016 across four bikes still shifting crisp and on the dot. Scuffed and scratched but none the worse.

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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
No, it's not that at all. Money is not the issue. The issue is that some of us live in an area of the world where we have a lot more product variety and offerings, often at lower prices than comporable products elsewhere. I really have no need for the Scorcher which got its reputation when 451 options were fewer in other, less privileged parts of the world. Folks really do need to get out more and join us in the year 2022. For my part, I've got more good 451 tires that I can actually care to use.
Many interesting tire options.
Are they local to Indonesia?

I've many stuck to Kenda for being cheap and good, but they don't have that many tan wall options on the usual Lazada, Shopee platforms here in Singapore
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Originally Posted by pinholecam
Many interesting tire options.
Are they local to Indonesia?

I've many stuck to Kenda for being cheap and good, but they don't have that many tan wall options on the usual Lazada, Shopee platforms here in Singapore
I reckon the VeeTire and Aceoffix (Innova) tires are made in Indonesia. The Panaracers are made in Japan. Innova makes tires for a lot of brands. Both the Aceoffix Flyer (bottom left in the earlier foto) and these 700c, 120tpi kevlar Surly Knards, for example, say Made-by-Innova on the sidewalls.



Kenda does offer a tan wall 451 tire here...



Innova itself offers, these 37-451 jobs here too. I'm sure you can get them in SG.


37-451

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Decaf 11-40T, 10-speed cogset

I've been wanting to push the limits of the Shimano Zee dereilleur beyond its nominal limit of 36T max cog. Regrettably Shimano makes no 10-speed, 11-40T cogset, so I took the plunge with this Decaf 10-speed, 11-40T job for $19.🤞🏽



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I've been among the very few early adopters and conspicuous users of Litepro and FnHon parts on this channel since 2016. Since the beginning questions have been asked about the long-term durability and reliability of these parts. I can say without hesitation and nearly without exception that those fears, often hysterical, exaggerated, xenophobic even, were unfounded and simply not born out in practice and reality.


My initial Litepro part, a 2016 purchase, still in service and in perfect operational and physical condition in 2024.

Today the likes of Litepro are featured on such blue-blood, aristocratic bikes like BF. People even defile and desecrate the holiest of holy, the hallowed Brompton with these parts. A practical, real-world example is this FnHon handlepost which is now on going on its fifth year across two of my folders, and remains tight, taut and rust-free. $35 buys you one.








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I see you have extra grease in the folding mech, and I can understand why. Being in a tropical environment, this will ensure that the steel parts don't rust. I'm by the ocean, so I'm now inspired to follow suit. Very smart thing to do.
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Originally Posted by tds101
I see you have extra grease in the folding mech, and I can understand why. Being in a tropical environment, this will ensure that the steel parts don't rust. I'm by the ocean, so I'm now inspired to follow suit. Very smart thing to do.
Indeed. I keep my gear generously greased. The bluish lube earlier is high temperature lithium grease. With a drop point of 500F for automotive use, it remains intact under all operating temperatures, shears and pressures a bicycle will ever encounter. $3 buys a can.




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