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

Old 04-12-14, 10:49 PM
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Forrest got a new back wheel and a matching front with a dyno is in the works... also swapped the 40/48/53 triple for a 40/53 double.



Took this in the evening as the sun was setting and it shows off the dual stage powder as Forrest now has chameleon like abilities...

This was taken on a cloudy afternoon.



Full sun... (pre-assembly).

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Old 04-15-14, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by shblanchard
Yeah, 26 inch wheels. I completely removed both deralliers and yes, built the wheel myself....after a lot of learning experiences. It has a coaster brake, I removed the rear handbrake and kept the front handbrake. Not sure of the gear inches. Bought a half link chain for it, and after switching out the 18T cog for a 16T, it fits perfectly. I need to get a pic posted of it.
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Old 04-26-14, 11:34 AM
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just drop by to said hi with my foldy
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Old 04-28-14, 04:10 PM
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Just picked up a KHS F20-jj 16 speed bike in Taiwan.

Here she is being assembled by the shop


Ready for the first ride


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Old 05-05-14, 10:28 PM
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Finished Fitting my new Folder a Fusion Sports - 24 Speed.
Finished making and fitting Wooden Mudguards see photos.
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Old 05-08-14, 03:15 PM
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Got a second birdie. Running like clockwork. I would like to buy four 4 for the boot of my car. Half way there.
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Old 05-17-14, 11:10 PM
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^Nice folding bike.
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Old 05-25-14, 09:08 AM
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Locked and loaded... am working an event today and thought Forrest could use the work.

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Old 05-27-14, 04:51 AM
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Well, folks, I've been reading and reading and have decided to jump in with my clothes on! I just ordered two 2014 Schwinn Loops from Sears, at 213 bucks each! They have a 60 day no questions asked return policy, so my wife and I are going to find out what this is all about! I've read some good reviews on these bikes. Can't be all bad. (Or not!) Best to all
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Old 05-29-14, 09:59 AM
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My 2014 Dahon Vigor P9 was delivered yesterday. The color scheme looks awesome and bike rides great. As a bonus I was told I was the first US customer to buy the new Vigor so that's pretty cool. Here are a few pics...

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Old 05-29-14, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by netsurfr
My 2014 Dahon Vigor P9 was delivered yesterday. The color scheme looks awesome and bike rides great. As a bonus I was told I was the first US customer to buy the new Vigor so that's pretty cool. Here are a few pics...

Nice looking bike. what is the crank teeth count and what are the gear ranges in the cassette?

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Old 05-29-14, 06:04 PM
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It has 53T in the crank & 11-32T with 9 gears so very nice range. Rides very well from my experience so far.

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Nice looking bike. what is the crank teeth count and what are the gear ranges in the cassette?

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Old 06-11-14, 10:20 PM
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Ruth got some new wheels! Picked up a set of Araya 7x from the co-op and couldn't be happier with the results.



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Old 06-13-14, 01:12 PM
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use to be a Dahon MU SL now Dahon Alfine

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Old 06-13-14, 08:10 PM
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I think I will call him Dave...

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Old 06-15-14, 06:19 PM
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My daughter named him "Optimus Prime"...



Folded size is 20 by 29... weight is 31 and change with the rather heavy rear rack which is not bad for a 25 year old folder.



I picked the bike up this morning and as soon as I got home I swapped out the derailleur and shifter and swapped the steel folding crank for a road crank I had in the spare bin... also had the Tioga Astabula to square taper conversion kit.

I am most impressed with the ride quality and performance...
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Old 06-22-14, 10:40 PM
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This is Arch he's a 28" folder ) so far we had 240km travel,. I'm a bit afraid of using him on rough roads we had an accident together lols,. I'' thinking of changing his shifters, i find it hard using his downtube shifters but I can't figure out where to put handble bar shifters the space won't be enough and I'm not a fan of sti shifters on bullhorns they look funny,.. Are bar ends great? Are they comfortable to use?
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Old 07-05-14, 05:15 PM
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Forrest and I spent a few hours in the shop today doing some upgrades...

9 speed rear wheel and an XT derailleur to do the heavy lifting...



9 speed Shimano bar end shifters and some new Fizik bar tape...



I think we are ready to lay down some serious road miles...

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Forest is looking good!
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Old 07-13-14, 03:43 PM
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Yesterday I bought a Brompton H6L in raw lacquer with Schwalbe Kojak (bald) tyres. 38-96 inches six speed gearing. Brooks B17 Special saddle.


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Ruth pulling a small load. This bike pulls so well. Ruth is the July 2014 Cover Photo on the raleightwenty.webs.com forum.


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Old 07-16-14, 08:36 PM
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Newly minted Dawes Kingpin with a 24 inch wheel conversion...

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Old 08-09-14, 08:17 PM
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I just got a Dahon Mariner Silver Brushed from NYCE Wheels a couple of months ago and I love it!

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I have just purchased an "unique-bike" with 8" wheels.
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