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Old 03-10-17, 11:40 PM   #26
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By the way, has anyone managed to find mudguards that actually fit the Joe?
Again, did you look at the pictures I've posted??? I guess there's an issue with asking me,... Oh well,...

Planet Bike Hardcore Fender Set

My bike has fenders, and the Cargo Rack from the Tern website. And yes, the rack DOES FIT a 26" wheeled Tern bike.
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Old 03-10-17, 11:51 PM   #27
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Planet Bike Hardcore Fender Set
My bike has fenders, and the Cargo Rack from the Tern website. And yes, the rack DOES FIT a 26" wheeled Tern bike.
Thanks! The quick release was not easy to spot on your pictures but you already went to the trouble of posting them. Thanks for the link to the fenders!
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I'll take another picture of the quick release later, with a white background, so you can see it better.
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Aww, this forum's rules is that I can only post links (this affect images) when I've got 10 posts overall. And I've only got 2. So here is a plain-text link: imgur.com/a/6oN9Z
I can use my account privileges to post a link your pics
It's great that two different riders chose the same replacement handlebar. What is the main advantage for you guys, the back sweep? The rise? Or borh?
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I like the rise + backsweep. This handlebar prevents me from acquiring sprained wrists. It's just a very comfortable, upright handlebar.
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I like the rise + backsweep. This handlebar prevents me from acquiring sprained wrists. It's just a very comfortable, upright handlebar.
Thanks. I like the rise and backsweep too - I'm looking for a more upright position. I was thinking about gettinfg an Origin8 or FSA Metropolis, kind of On One Mary clones, which sweep forward then back.
But I think these NC 17 are more straightforward, look better, plus you guys are proof that they don't interfere with the folding.
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Hi, congrats on the purchase. I've had my Joe D24 for just under a year, have had a chance to put it through its paces and customize it a bit. Here are my findings:

* Tyres - generally the Big Apples are nice, but I took them to a country road and quickly got a small crack in the rear tire. Lesson learned, these are city tires.
* For winter seasons I bought and installed Shwalbe Marathon Winter tyres, got them on right now. Very comfy on flat ice, but next to useless on uneven ice.
* Seatpost - I threw away the one that came with the bike and bought a Serfas Rx Cruiser instead. It's a comfy cruiser saddle, again, not cheap but probably the best choice for this kind of bike.
* Handlebars - I've tilted the handlebars up to almost the absolute vertical position, but now I purchased the NC-17 trekker handlebars which should be even more comfy. I decided not to get different grips though because then I'd lose the key in the right grip.
* Mudguards - still struggling to find ones that fit. Tern/Biologic (PremiumBikeGear) do not sell them for the Joe, only other 26" bikes, so you need to shop elsewhere. I'm thinking SKS Bluemells maybe. Currently using cheap $10 mudguards, they suck
* Hardtail bikes hurt. I spent $200 (!) on a Cane Creek Thudbuster ST under the saddle to take some pain away. Doesn't help the wrists though.

Overall, I'd say I've enjoyed this bike quite a bit, but realized it's too small for me: I'm 175/75 so 27.5" tires make a lot more sense for me. Bike feels tiny compared to my other ones. But for a folding bike, it's really awesome, though if I had to go for one now, I'd try avoiding a hardtail.
A few of points:

1) While I'm glad you like your seat, it is ridiculous to assume that the one seat you've tried will work for everybody with the same bike.

2) The bike is still a hardtail, even with the thudbuster seatpost. (hardtail - no rear suspension). If people don't want to try a thudbuster seatpost, then seats with springs can mimic the effect.

3) Lots of people use Big apple tires in the city. Lots of tires don't do well when riding over crap. I agree with you about Schwalbe winter tires.

4) Many people taller than you very successfully ride bike with even smaller wheels. Height has very little to do with appropriate wheel size.
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A few of points:
1) While I'm glad you like your seat, it is ridiculous to assume that the one seat you've tried will work for everybody with the same bike.
I'm looking to replace the saddle that comes with the bike. I would like something similar (ie, not too wide) but with good gel padding. Any advice or recommendation?
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What is the main advantage for you guys, the back sweep? The rise? Or borh?
Both, but the rise is critical for hand comfort. The sweep and the shape of the handlebars actually comes with a significant cost: it is impossible to mount anything else onto the 31.8 part of the handlebars apart from the computer you see above, and it is meaningless to try to mount anything directly next to it (when it narrows) because of the bend. Personally, I've got an action cam and lights and these are going to be mounted on a separate bar attached to this bar. Ugly, I know, but that's the price to pay for getting comfy handlebars.
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I ordered my quick release from ThorUSA.COM
I got one! Thanks so much. Just a quick question, it came with a bended piece of copper, did you remove that or does it serve any purpose? I'll post some pictures later.
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I got one! Thanks so much. Just a quick question, it came with a bended piece of copper, did you remove that or does it serve any purpose? I'll post some pictures later.
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The copper piece of metal is required. Look at one of your other quick releases to see it's​ positioning.
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Hi thor, is there any use for the copper nut thingies inside the screws?
Sorry, dumb newbie question. I found the answer after some googling:
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And here is thor's Dahon quick release installed on my Tern Joe. This should come as standard really, sooo much better than using the built in tool in the grip.
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Works beautifully, doesn't it? Enjoy,...and safe riding!!!
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I have the same NVO stem on my Dash. I never alter the position, though. You move yours often?
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I have the same NVO stem on my Dash. I never alter the position, though. You move yours often?
I rotate the stem/handlebars to get it on the train, and to put it against the wall in my basement. It's definitely a huge improvement,...when folding is a necessity. In your case it's probably not worth it. But, as they say, you never know.
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I have the same NVO stem on my Dash. I never alter the position, though. You move yours often?
It doesn't fit my car's trunk if I don't change the position. Thanks dts for the tip!!!
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Small update, I've purchased and installed the Planet Bike fenders. Not without issues though, namely:

1) The screws that came with the assembly did not fit the fork! They were something like a fraction of a millimeter off, so I had to use different screws. Hmm, maybe they're called bolts, not sure. Anyways, that was weird, wrong size.
2) The rear fender has a little hook at the end. Completely useless for the Joe, nothing to attach it to.
3) The rear fender has a bracket that holds the fender in place screwed to the connecting bar (argh, terminology!) of the back wheel. Well guess what, this bracket is actually too narrow to fit between the different parts of the bike. This required building a shim so it's further off from where it's mounted than you'd normally expect it to be.

TL;DR great fenders, but prepare for some DIY.
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I'll be back to crusing around the neighborhood on the TernJoeP24 this weekend,...after a bit of recovery from a medical test.

Now, to all in the thread, how's your TernJoeP24 treating you lately???
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I like the rise + backsweep. This handlebar prevents me from acquiring sprained wrists. It's just a very comfortable, upright handlebar.
To minimize wrist issues, you want to make sure your wrists are on a straight ray from your shoulder when engaging the brake levers.

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To minimize wrist issues, you want to make sure your wrists are on a straight ray from your shoulder when engaging the brake levers.

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Yes, proper adjustment of the brake levers is definitely required!!!
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