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Old 03-14-19, 07:26 PM
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I'm confused. I think.

I said " I can look at a bike, see it's chain ring is under 50 and realize I'm going to be pedaling like an idiot and doing maybe 9mph. "

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That's simply not true. I did a number of group rides with road bikes, and I had no issue keeping up with them using 406 wheel and 53-11 gearing.
And you said that's not true(?), but your chain ring is OVER 50 (in fact is a 53), so you confirmed what I said.

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BTW, 406-53-11 is 90 and that's prettyy good. I've rereplaced my cassettes with 11-32's.
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Thanks! It's helped with narrowing down my decision!
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Noob question

I had a folding bike, but the joining parts were always very loose, can anyone tell me what they think, as I could not work it out and now the bike has a perm place in my my shed 😉
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Originally Posted by garyyoung
I had a folding bike, but the joining parts were always very loose, can anyone tell me what they think, as I could not work it out and now the bike has a perm place in my my shed 😉
We can't answer a folding bike related question when we have no idea what the make, model, and possibly even release year of the bike is.
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Originally Posted by garyyoung
I had a folding bike, but the joining parts were always very loose, can anyone tell me what they think, as I could not work it out and now the bike has a perm place in my my shed 😉
Please provide a photo of the bike
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Folding bicycles are very useful, especially when traveling by means of public transport, for example the train, you fold them and ready to travel if you have a longer road, we will use the train and of course we will undo the bike and ready of road .
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a folder is going to be my next purchase (once available). I love the idea of being able to take it with me anywhere.
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Originally Posted by Bobinohio
a folder is going to be my next purchase (once available). I love the idea of being able to take it with me anywhere.
This forum offers a lot of good advice and insight. Do some research through the posts, then ask informed questions. Most of the people who participate here are friendly and willing to help
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I hope to get a montague paratrooper one day. I am about 6'1" so i would like to hear if taller people are happy with them. Thanks!
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I hope to get a Montague paratrooper one day. I am about 6'1" so i would like to hear if taller people are happy with them. Thanks!
They're like regular bikes, so the frames come in different sizes to suit your needs.
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I am looking for a folding bike for my work commute. The problem is, I am 6’2” and 240 lbs fully loaded so it puts me in the wierd end of the spectrum. I’ve been riding mountain bikes for a long time so I’d prefer that seated profile but I can’t expect everything in a folding bike, but I also don’t want to arch my back like a cat-camel stretch’ just to ride, I just want a lower centre of gravity. Also, here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, we just don’t have a lot of selection.

Any recommendations on make/model for a mid-range folding bike? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Allan in T.Dot
I am looking for a folding bike for my work commute. The problem is, I am 6í2Ē and 240 lbs fully loaded so it puts me in the wierd end of the spectrum. Iíve been riding mountain bikes for a long time so Iíd prefer that seated profile but I canít expect everything in a folding bike, but I also donít want to arch my back like a cat-camel stretchí just to ride, I just want a lower centre of gravity. Also, here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, we just donít have a lot of selection.

Any recommendations on make/model for a mid-range folding bike? Thanks!
A Zizzo Forte should work for you.
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Originally Posted by Allan in T.Dot
I am looking for a folding bike for my work commute. The problem is, I am 6í2Ē and 240 lbs fully loaded so it puts me in the wierd end of the spectrum. Iíve been riding mountain bikes for a long time so Iíd prefer that seated profile but I canít expect everything in a folding bike, but I also donít want to arch my back like a cat-camel stretchí just to ride, I just want a lower centre of gravity. Also, here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, we just donít have a lot of selection.

Any recommendations on make/model for a mid-range folding bike? Thanks!
A Zizzo Forte OR a Dahon Hit. Both have a weight limit of 300lbs.
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A Zizzo Forte OR a Dahon Hit. Both have a weight limit of 300lbs.
The Origami Bull also have a 300lb rider limit (350lb total including luggage).
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thanks for the tips!
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