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Old 08-11-20, 12:32 PM
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Keep us posted about turning that bike from a derailleur to a Nexus 8.
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Old 08-12-20, 01:55 AM
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Keep us posted about turning that bike from a derailleur to a Nexus 8.
Yep. I hope you're not in a hurry... this is gonna take a while
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Originally Posted by caiodorn View Post
Yep. I hope you're not in a hurry... this is gonna take a while

since you guys are fans to build an entire new bike, why not to put one crankset gearbox also?

this way you guys gonna get mutch more range.


im instaling Fsa patterson Metropolis on my 8 speed sturmey archer brompton.





there are also more alternatives like Efneo internal triple and the hour concours schlumpf montain drive
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Old 08-12-20, 10:51 AM
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I did think of it, although a double crankset with a gear hub is a bit odd.

50+34T double chainring + 14T cog + Nexus 8: 1.6 - 7.4m, 462%
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Old 08-12-20, 12:39 PM
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I did think of it, although a double crankset with a gear hub is a bit odd.

50+34T double chainring + 14T cog + Nexus 8: 1.6 - 7.4m, 462%
its not a true 2 crankset, but an internal hub crankset.
it will look as a single chainring but act as a double or triple
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Old 08-12-20, 03:20 PM
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Sorry, yes there's also the Schlumpf-type bottom brackets, although it's pricier than a plain double crankset, and possibly heavier.

https://pattersonbiketransmissions.c...et-black-170mm

Are you happy with the SA X-RF8(W)? Some here find it noisy and unreliable.
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Sorry, yes there's also the Schlumpf-type bottom brackets, although it's pricier than a plain double crankset, and possibly heavier.

https://pattersonbiketransmissions.c...et-black-170mm

Are you happy with the SA X-RF8(W)? Some here find it noisy and unreliable.
its noise and unreliable. i do agree.
im ok with it. i learned how to fix almost anything on it, to disasamble and to change oil.
the good thing to have something unreliable is that you develop nicier mechanic skils!
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Originally Posted by BromptonINrio View Post
its noise and unreliable. i do agree.
im ok with it. i learned how to fix almost anything on it, to disasamble and to change oil.
the good thing to have something unreliable is that you develop nicier mechanic skils!
Hahahaha that's so true...
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I think I am allowed now... here is mine. I didn't expect to (never been a fan of folding bikes), but I ended up really digging this one. It is a pity that Mezzo did not do well as a brand... or at least not in the UK.

And I ended up buying that Nexus hub...

Interesting bottle holder - nice angle in line with the forks
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Originally Posted by MezzoLew View Post
Interesting bottle holder - nice angle in line with the forks
Perfect for when riding, but not without its drawbacks -- the bike becomes thicker when folded. Anyway, it is probably the "best" place to place it on the D9... there aren't that many options.


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I wish I had brought my Mezzo with me. I've not ridden in 20 months, no excuse really, I should just get a new bike....
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Old 08-24-20, 02:44 AM
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Are Mezzos completely gone from UK stores, or can they still be found somewhere?
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Are Mezzos completely gone from UK stores, or can they still be found somewhere?
The only place where you can buy them in the UK is on the auction sites (eBay - search for "Mezzo D9"... there are 5 at the moment there) or Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree

There is a rather nice one here: https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/m...ike/1381068073
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Originally Posted by MezzoLew View Post
The only place where you can buy them in the UK is on the auction sites (eBay - search for "Mezzo D9"... there are 5 at the moment there) or Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree

There is a rather nice one here: https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/m...ike/1381068073
Very nice indeed!
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Perfect for when riding, but not without its drawbacks -- the bike becomes thicker when folded. Anyway, it is probably the "best" place to place it on the D9... there aren't that many options.

And empties the contents onto the office floor!
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And empties the contents onto the office floor!
Hahaha. I believe this one bottle is safe enough... So far has been, at least.
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I've tightened all the nuts/screws on the Ori M10, including the two tiny grub screws… and the handlebar is still a bit wobbly. Even the Brompton feels more stable :-/

Is it just the way the bike is built? Could it be the headset or a worn hinge?
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I've tightened all the nuts/screws on the Ori M10, including the two tiny grub screws… and the handlebar is still a bit wobbly. Even the Brompton feels more stable :-/

Is it just the way the bike is built? Could it be the headset or a worn hinge?
Interesting. Mine is not wobbly at all. I bought it used and never had to make any kind of adjustment to the handlebar.
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Originally Posted by Winfried View Post
I've tightened all the nuts/screws on the Ori M10, including the two tiny grub screws… and the handlebar is still a bit wobbly. Even the Brompton feels more stable :-/

Is it just the way the bike is built? Could it be the headset or a worn hinge?
Sometimes this wobbly feels can be related to tire pressure, especialy on front tyre and to any play on brakes, especialy the front.
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A pumped up tire makes no difference.

There's noticeable wobble at a stand still when I pull the front brake.

If it's the fork, is there something else that can be done besides tightening the headset nut?

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So I have decided to shell out some money and got the stand and the easy rolling kit from Ori, from a Spanish retailer named Pivot Pro. I've taken some up-close pics for you to have a look, since what you can find online is ridiculous. BTW neither come accompanied by installation instructions, you have to figure it out (no big deal, but wtf...).







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So I have decided to shell out some money and got the stand and the easy rolling kit from Ori, from a Spanish retailer named Pivot Pro. I've taken some up-close pics for you to have a look, since what you can find online is ridiculous. BTW neither come accompanied by installation instructions, you have to figure it out (no big deal, but wtf...).






Thanks for sharing - I was not aware this mod was available.

I found them for sale here - seems a bit steep for a few wheels and aluminium bars.

https://www.pivotpro.es/en/accesorie...g-kit-ori.html
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Yes, definitely not cheap (and you're not considering tax + shipping -_- ). But that's what the market offers... if you don't have the tooling for crafting yours, then that's it or nothing. I've already invested a lot of money into this bike anyway... also have plans of replacing the gear system with a Nexus hub in the future, which will also cost a good amount of money. If you don't intend to sell your bike, I think it is worth it.

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Thanks for sharing - I was not aware this mod was available.

I found them for sale here - seems a bit steep for a few wheels and aluminium bars.

https://www.pivotpro.es/en/accesorie...g-kit-ori.html
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Stem joint issue

Good afternoon to all,

I am impressed at the rolling kit! It is expensive but according to the picture it looks good. Does it make it really easy to handle when folded/does it feel like a small miracle?

I am a recent owner of a Mezzo i4 and I am generally very happy. Like most of you it needed a bit of TLC when I got it from an eBay seller but it worked great until I had a fall (due to my own stupidity). No one was hurt! But the bike's stem joint is now loose. I have tried to tighten it again but to not avail. It gets loose very fast now and the steering therefore becomes rather wobbly. What can I do? Is it something that can easily be replaced? I looked for spare parts but could not find any in the end.

Any suggestion would be very very helpful!

Cheers

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Good afternoon to all,

I am impressed at the rolling kit! It is expensive but according to the picture it looks good. Does it make it really easy to handle when folded/does it feel like a small miracle?

I am a recent owner of a Mezzo i4 and I am generally very happy. Like most of you it needed a bit of TLC when I got it from an eBay seller but it worked great until I had a fall (due to my own stupidity). No one was hurt! But the bike's stem joint is now loose. I have tried to tighten it again but to not avail. It gets loose very fast now and the steering therefore becomes rather wobbly. What can I do? Is it something that can easily be replaced? I looked for spare parts but could not find any in the end.

Any suggestion would be very very helpful!

Cheers

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To be honest, yes, it is definitely much better than the stock solution, although I like the "low profile" of the latter more. The new one works better but does get attention... also, when folded, due to the unbalanced weight distribution of the folded frame, only two or three wheels will be in contact with the floor/ground. It annoys me, but at least now it can be rolled without fear of damaging metal parts.
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