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

Old 02-24-16, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by roving70
just got a dahon curve d3 for $230 @ craigslist...spend new brakes, tires, pedals and racks for $190. replace the handle bar from my previous folder.

anybody had a curve d3 with a derailleur...want to convert mine, please share.

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I dont think you can convert a D3 to drailler.
Afair the D3 has a 118mm OLD rear. The SL curve is the standard 135mm. I would not try to force an aluminium frame to widen.
This is the reason I have never done a dual drive curve modification with drops. You could fit a hub gear with ore speeds.
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Old 03-09-16, 09:44 AM
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My husband just bought me a Raleigh 20. It needs some work like new tires and cables, etc. It is white. No photos yet. So excited. Need to add it is a 3speed. When I was in Junior High school I had an old Raleigh.

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Old 03-09-16, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by dromedary
My husband just bought me a Raleigh 20. It needs some work like new tires and cables, etc. It is white. No photos yet. So excited. Need to add it is a 3speed. When I was in Junior High school I had an old Raleigh.
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Old 03-10-16, 06:04 AM
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Thanks for posting a picture for me.
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Old 03-13-16, 03:23 PM
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just bought an R20 myself. Calling it R2-Zero. Added a 400mm seat post and $1 basket, fun, fun, fun.
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Old 03-15-16, 06:53 PM
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Old 03-25-16, 09:53 AM
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I ride an Airnimal Chemelion. It's made in England but I picked it up in Hong Kong. 24" wheels, Shimano 105 parts. It doesn't fold as quickly and easily as a Brompton but it's comfortable to ride, quick, firm and responsive and fits into a suitcase in about 15 minutes. Perfect for credit card touring.
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Old 04-01-16, 02:55 PM
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Hello, I bought these old folder probably 10 years ago for $25. Could never find any info on it. Knew it had tires from Germany. Searched for IFA, could find nothing. Had issues with crank cotter pin. Ended up welding it. Anyway it's my beach, boardwalk, loaner bike. Always a favorite ride. Anyway, I googled the rear hub RENAK, and found out the bike is a MIFA, from East Germany. Typ 904, Serial num 2007721 (i'm sure it doesn't stand for July 21, 2007!!).



An oldie but a goodie.
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Old 04-18-16, 03:14 PM
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Hi I recently purchased an orange fold up, I can't find anything about it, I've seen similar ones but not the same. It has neuenrade on the front
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Old 04-22-16, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Mpjamess
Hi I recently purchased an orange fold up, I can't find anything about it, I've seen similar ones but not the same. It has neuenrade on the front
A picture would get some suggestions for ya.
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Old 05-24-16, 11:57 AM
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Purchased a new Brompton H6L and love it. Can't wait to put a bunch of miles on it. I've named her "Black Betty".

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Old 06-06-16, 04:16 AM
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Hi ... just rehoming two folding bikes that may need some tlc ...a land bisley mountain bike and a lespo

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Old 06-14-16, 02:28 PM
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Bought a Dahon Pro Speed TT for $350
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Old 06-14-16, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Pkflyer
Bought a Dahon Pro Speed TT for $350
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Old 07-03-16, 03:19 AM
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My Tern Eclipse Uno

This is my Tern Eclipse Uno that I have had for around 3 months and that sees plenty of use in Adelaide, Australia
I pack this thing in and out of my car each day for a semi commute to work.

I have added a Sram X7 clutch Derailleur and 11-36 cassette which works really well.

I would like to add a rack soon. Ideally I'd like something to take a Topeak MTX bag that I have but I'm not convinced they do a rack that will work on the 24in bike given the location of the mount half way up the seat stay.

Its a fast, nimble little bike and best of all with 24" wheels it doesn't look too comical.
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Old 07-04-16, 08:40 AM
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Hi I've had an electric folding bike for over 6 months now, I use it every day for my commute to work and i absolutely love it. No issues so far. I've recently begun to take it out on the weekends too but I'm a little stuck for scenic places to visit as I live in South London. I've never thought to take a picture myself as i don't really do the Instagram thing but here's a link to a site that stocks them, She's a beauty! https://www.a2bshop.co.uk/Kuo
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Old 07-04-16, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by jade1981
Hi I've had an electric folding bike for over 6 months now, I use it every day for my commute to work and i absolutely love it. No issues so far. I've recently begun to take it out on the weekends too but I'm a little stuck for scenic places to visit as I live in South London. I've never thought to take a picture myself as i don't really do the Instagram thing but here's a link to a site that stocks them, She's a beauty! https://www.a2bshop.co.uk/Kuo
Nice, I`ve got a 20" electric bike too. What about taking it on the train out of London to look for places to ride?
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Old 07-04-16, 02:41 PM
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Old 07-06-16, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by badmother
Nice, I`ve got a 20" electric bike too. What about taking it on the train out of London to look for places to ride?
Cool! what make and model? I have thought about that but i'm usually too busy (always an excuse) i have found a really nice new route to work though that has some nice scenery.
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Originally Posted by jade1981
Cool! what make and model? I have thought about that but i'm usually too busy (always an excuse) i have found a really nice new route to work though that has some nice scenery.
Make and model can not be described. It is an old (70`s?) detatchable bike common in this area. They came with a two speed kick back or just ss. I have two of them and converted them to Nexus7 hub gear some yrs ago. Then I added a hub motor front wheel to one of them some three yrs ago.

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Old 07-12-16, 11:46 PM
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Got a tern D16 speedster back in April for my Bday.
First order of business was to remove the front crank speed changer (I never use it) and the connected to it piece which makes sure the chain doesnt fall of the smallest crank.

Was all fun and dandy till went over a crazy bump this Sunday, and the chain flew off completely, lost balance, kissed pavement at 20kph+
Will put the guard piece back on once I regrow some skin lol.

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Loving the bike so far, the extra 4" are definitely noticeable from my 20" Dahon knockoff.
Under super heavy load the front bracket makes a ticking noise, which sucks, will need to take it in. Pedals are also plasticy and meh, but overall loving it.
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My fat bike during our trip to the beach last April

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Old 07-15-16, 10:34 PM
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Does it fold?

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My fat bike during our trip to the beach last April

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Old 07-17-16, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Gail Cooper
My fat bike during our trip to the beach last April

SWEET!!!

A folding Fat Bike. Do have a pic of it folded?
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Old 08-09-16, 07:35 PM
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My first "folder" - I used a pair of roll cage couplers to put it together and took it south to Paraguay a decade ago. I call it a "Suitcase Bike" and I've made three now. This one has served me well when we visit the family and here's a video I recently made about it. I call it a "Suitcase Bike" and I've made three now.


Originally a fixed gear, I converted it to a single speed in July. I even caught a Paraguayan cow walking the street in the background.


Soon I'll have a video up about my recent pilgrimage to Caacupe on that very same bicycle while in Paraguay a month ago.
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