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First Official Folding Bike Thread!! :) Name Your Bike!

Old 04-20-12, 03:19 AM
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Thank you. Got the Aberhallo (from Thor ) but yours looks bigger, like you could still use the quick release and I would like to do that.
Yes i can still use the quick release lever.
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Old 04-27-12, 12:19 PM
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Finally took the Brompton out on its first "real" ride...

I was up for business in Mississauga, knew I would have at least an hour to kill, and just couldn't resist hauling the Brompton along to tour around some bike paths along Lake Aquitaine and Lake Wabukayne. The Brompton's real inaugural ride! No name for it yet though....

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Old 04-29-12, 03:16 PM
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^awesome Brompton, tell us how you like it as the miles rack up.
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Old 04-30-12, 06:59 AM
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^awesome Brompton, tell us how you like it as the miles rack up.
It's great so far... but it's been raining, and I hurt my arm, making it difficult to ride!

I'm just looking for excuses to ride it! Here's to better days!
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Old 05-05-12, 12:28 PM
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I have a Dahon Archer (China domestic model) and a Dahon Dove (China domestic model).

The Archer I used for daily commuting -- 25 miles RT -- and some touring including a 10 day trip through Shandong Province. I bought a bag for it so I can get it on trains and buses in China. It is cheap enough that I don't have to worry about it getting instantly stolen but decent enough that it is not painful to ride. It has held up for several thousand miles. I let a friend borrow it for about six months and somehow the rack survived him carrying his girlfriend around on it for six months. I'd guess the rack is rated for about 25 lbs and she weighs about 100 lbs.


Dahon Archer

The Dove is kind of fun to do short rides on. It has tiny wheels and is easy to fit in the footwell of the back seat of just about any car. It is not good for hills as it has one gear.



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Old 05-07-12, 01:25 AM
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Brompton M3L in British Racing Green
Brooks B17
Carradice City Folder bag.
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Brompton M3L in British Racing Green
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Old 05-14-12, 06:33 PM
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Here is a picture of my Melon Slice. I really dig it. Its surprising I don't see more info about them on here.
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Old 05-15-12, 11:43 AM
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I have a Dahon Speed D7. Still trying to decide what accessories are needed.
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Dawes Kingpin. I have taken off the front rack.

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Old 05-19-12, 11:11 PM
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So I'm waiting on my Schwinn Hinge to come in, this is my first venture into folding bikes. One main question I have is about the brakes. I have an Electra Cruiser with coaster brakes and would love to convert the Schwinn to the same type of break system. Will this be possible? You all have some great looking bikes!
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Old 05-20-12, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by anthonygeo
So I'm waiting on my Schwinn Hinge to come in, this is my first venture into folding bikes. One main question I have is about the brakes. I have an Electra Cruiser with coaster brakes and would love to convert the Schwinn to the same type of break system. Will this be possible? You all have some great looking bikes!
Start a new thread about your bike in the main section under. Add a picture or a link to the bike so us who have not seen one can better decide. Sounds like you need a new rear hub (or just a new rear wheel plus shifter plus...). My gyess is ist could be done but not worth it. Try your new bike for some time and then decide. I used to like coaster brakes only on my gearhubs until I went into foldingbikes.
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Old 05-20-12, 02:27 PM
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After looking through this thread I've realized posting about a "generic" Schwinn folding bike may not earn me any brownie points.
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Old 05-20-12, 02:40 PM
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Forrest is heading off for powder coating next week... went for a nice ride in the river valley today with a nice mix of climbing and some good work on the flats.



Stopped for a coffee and to enjoy the sun... took my key with me but was not too worried about thieves and my free Pletscher stand is the bomb.

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Old 05-21-12, 05:04 AM
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I'm new here. I have a Montague DX, bought second hand. Just added new tubes as wheels were flat. I also added new Bontrager clip-on fenders. I plan to put 26x1.25 road wheels on it when my current 1.5 crossover wheels wear out.

Here's a link to Montague's archives. Bike is no longer available.

https://www.montaguebikes.com/dx-comf...bike-2009.html
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Old 05-21-12, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Forrest is heading off for powder coating next week...
Can't wait to see the new paint job
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Old 05-30-12, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by JosephLMonti
Can't wait to see the new paint job
Powder coating got delayed by a week as we have more outside work coming in and this takes precedence over our own projects but we won't complain.

Has given me a few more days to get out and play and today I got to road test my newly minted Suntour Ultra 7 freewheel that I built up for touring... 5 close steps at the high end and two slightly bigger steps for bailing out which works great with the half step gearing and gives some excellent chain lines.



Hit some gravel and did a little off roading tonight on the way home...



That SRAM x7 is a remarkable derailleur that will handle a 53/30 combination with room to spare and works beautifully with the friction barcons.

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Old 06-06-12, 10:09 AM
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Hope to have the little guy back together in a week...
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Old 06-13-12, 08:18 PM
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Forrest will be back from the powder coater tomorrow... giggity !!!

My daughter and I went for Mocktails on the bridge... bicycle powered fruit smoothies.

She brought Basil... her "British Cruiser".



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Giggity !!!

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i have a .. Auto Mini Junior ... it is all original , i bought it at a yard sale for 10 bucks!
its in great shape , made in Austria in the early 70's.
my friends laugh at me but i love it!
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Progress... should be done in a few hours.

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[QUOTE=Sixty Fiver;14363576]Progress... should be done in a few hours.QUOTE]

Paint job looks very nice Btw - are your pix in this thread taken in Portland or Calgary?
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[QUOTE=JosephLMonti;14364104]
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Progress... should be done in a few hours.QUOTE]

Paint job looks very nice Btw - are your pix in this thread taken in Portland or Calgary?
I am in Edmonton...

Spent the better part of the evening and early morning putting my little buddy back together so I could take him out to an all day bike festival today... was like being with an old friend as this bike and I have travelled many miles together and both changed a lot in the past 5 years.

Have yet to settle on decals or re-attach the head badge and will be installing fenders and lights this coming week before I go on a little tour... but I think things turned out nicely.



With my daughter's 1977 Raleigh 20...



Forrest - 1973 Phillip's 20 Custom Touring Bicycle

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
I am in Edmonton...
Sorry about that mistake...I got my airport codes mixed up

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