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Old 07-06-12, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by JosephLMonti
Do you know the final weight of the bike now that you've done all the mods?
29 pounds with the rack and kickstand.... it's not a bike I would want to carry for any long distance but is still quite tossable.

(It is a steel frame with steel fenders.)
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brompton M6L mod



My first Brompton
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Old 07-08-12, 02:16 PM
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Sixty Fiver,sounds nice,glad you got some time in on it too! Doesn't sound too awful heavy for what it is either,sweet

TeddyUK,NICE!
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Old 07-08-12, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by TeddyUK


My first Brompton
Even though I have never liked the Brompton ride - wise as much as I do mine and other folders, I appreciate the excellent construction and brilliant design of the bicycle and if I needed to do a lot of multi modal commuting could see the benefits.
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Originally Posted by Singlespeed92
Sixty Fiver,sounds nice,glad you got some time in on it too! Doesn't sound too awful heavy for what it is either,sweet
If I pulled the rack and fenders it would be a speck over 27 pounds which is not bad for what it is. Lightening up the tyres and changing the crank made a world of difference.
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Old 07-11-12, 10:56 AM
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I love my Downtube Front Suspension folding bike. I've configured it for commuting and loaded touring. I rarely ride my vintage road bike or my full-suspension mountain bike as the DT is so versatile.

For the past year-and-a-half, I have ridden it at least 400 miles a month on a 33-mile round-trip commute. It also did well on a club ride in Napa and some touring on the California coast.

It is very easy to customize with standard parts off Ebay or Amazon.

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Old 07-17-12, 02:44 AM
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I had an expensive haircut yesterday........
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I was threaten at razor point to buy some unwanted bike equipment from the back of the barbers. Sweeney Todd, the butcher of Yorkshire, tried to force a tandem frame on to me, but I begged for mercy. I explained that after preaching how much better my upgraded Mezzo is than other makes of folding bikes I had no friends left to ride a tandem with.

After hearing this, he wickly turned his attention a pre-heresy abomination near by and started to play his banjo. I screamed that I would never join the "dark side of the force".
Lucky we were disturbed by a menacing elderly hoodie in need of a haircut and I left found myself being thrown out by an invisible, but unstoppable force. I dragged the mysterious lump of ancient metal, (as both tyres were flat), a short distance to safety.

Mean while shocked passer-by all shouted "Juddus!".

Before nailing the object in to plain crate, never to be found again at the back of a massive warehouse, I noticed that 2 set of Teflon linned kelvar brake outers, Teflon inner cables, and "Koolstop" salmon brake blocks had somehow disappeared from my spares box.

I quickly and secretly archived the object, ( then accidently placed it on a world wide public forum).

It appears to be a 5 speed, cheap copy of a Merc or famingo bike, of inferior design to a popular folding bike called a Mezzo.
If ever I find myself accidently sleep walk riding the device I will remain strong in reminding the weak of faith about true path of the Mezzo way, and the woes of falling for evil manufacturer, media, or grapevine hype". It might just be possible for other members of the family to experiement for supervised short periods without converting to Darth Vader.

Must log of as I am running out of psychotropic medication, and the emperor is coming..........

"Sanfu21" please help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.......................
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Old 07-19-12, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by keke
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I wish I had your bike mechanic skills!

My foldie squeaks and creaks. Wish I could sort it out. I fear I might end up buying a new one though I wonder if I can use a derailleur after my simple Nexus 3 hub (noob cyclist here).
Try putting oil in the hinges.
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Old 07-20-12, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Sancycles
Try putting oil in the hinges.
Noob question: any specific bicycle oil?
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My b-max as of today. I'll be looking for a 28 hole internal dynamo hub and LED headlight.

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This is a nice looking bike. It seems that these bikes are not available in the United States as far as I can tell from some quick web searches. How does it ride?
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Old 08-01-12, 10:32 AM
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Hi, I'm really new to this. I don't understand threads, so I hope this is going to the right forum.?? I purchased a Ross 16" 5 speed Folding bike to give to my Granddaughter. I had the tires,tubes,brake pads,pedals & handle bar grips replaced so far. There is a chunk out of the 5th gear & that needs replacing. This is the problem. I can't find anything about this bike. I have scanned though pages & pages in forum & haven't seen a bike that folds as this one does or pics of one. And no I don't have a pic either. If some one has info on bike so that I'll know what we have & where to get parts, or interchange parts, it would be appreciated. Most bikes break & swing folding wheels together. This has a magnet &
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Have any of you heard of a 26" UC Cycle folding mountain bike? I can't find anything about the brand online. I'm looking at possibly buying one, but wanted to read some reviews/specs first. It has U.C CYCLE printed on the side. I would really appreciate any information if you know anything - thanks!
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My new Speed Uno. Loving it so far. Front brake on order and thinking about either going fixed or Sram A2.
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That is one lovely looking bike....
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Originally Posted by JoeRo
Hi, I'm really new to this. I don't understand threads, so I hope this is going to the right forum.?? I purchased a Ross 16" 5 speed Folding bike to give to my Granddaughter. I had the tires,tubes,brake pads,pedals & handle bar grips replaced so far. There is a chunk out of the 5th gear & that needs replacing. This is the problem. I can't find anything about this bike. I have scanned though pages & pages in forum & haven't seen a bike that folds as this one does or pics of one. And no I don't have a pic either. If some one has info on bike so that I'll know what we have & where to get parts, or interchange parts, it would be appreciated. Most bikes break & swing folding wheels together. This has a magnet &
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Have any of you heard of a 26" UC Cycle folding mountain bike? I can't find anything about the brand online. I'm looking at possibly buying one, but wanted to read some reviews/specs first. It has U.C CYCLE printed on the side. I would really appreciate any information if you know anything - thanks!
I advise you both to start new threads in the folding bike forum, that will get you the most attention and answers.

This thread is for drooling.
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Originally Posted by keke
I advise you both to start new threads in the folding bike forum, that will get you the most attention and answers.

This thread is for drooling.
Or saying hello , or laughing,
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Another noob here - not to cycling, but to the forum, been going just over a year on my itsy bitsy Dahon D3 (about 25 years on non foldies ), I look utterly ridiculaous on it as it's so tiny but really love it. Had a few troubles with it, as it's an old model i rescued, but with a few mods i think he'll be fine. Still considering an upgrade though as i've been thoroughly converted to the world of foldies (brommie vs Mezzo vs better dahon vs BF - age old dilemma) - love them.

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Old 08-15-12, 05:50 PM
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Beautiful pics as always, owenfinn.
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I got this folding bike thinking my significant other would use it and also to bring w/ me when I travel.
Well my wife is just happy spinning on her stationary bike and I did bring the bike when I went to China
but I only had time to ride it maybe 3 times:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi015...feature=relmfu

So in the 6 months that I had this bike I used it maybe 6 times. Maybe it's better if I sell it,
anybody interested? I can probably let it go for US$150, will throw in a few extras; front and
rear light + Kryptonite U lock. Bike can be seen in New York City(Manhattan) or Northern
New Jersey(West New York 07093).


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