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Old 12-15-23, 08:00 AM
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II hope you didn't get hurt ?

Such wooden bridges are often very slippery in the winter.

Such trails fits also very well for the Birdy.
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Originally Posted by Jipe
II hope you didn't get hurt ?

Such wooden bridges are often very slippery in the winter.

Such trails fits also very well for the Birdy.
No damage, thankfully. What size tires can you fit on a Birdy?
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Old 12-15-23, 04:27 PM
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With mudguard, up to 50x355. Its the factory tire size of the Birdy Rohloff.

Without, there is the Vee Tire Co Crown Gem 54x355 MTB tire.

And the bike has a full front+rear suspension.

I use my Birdy very often in such kind of forest trails.
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I just finished restoring a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket Pro 1999, not ridden since 2002, so it's only been around the block a few times.
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Originally Posted by john m flores
No damage, thankfully. What size tires can you fit on a Birdy?
I did a search for the Schwalbe Marathon 365 20x2.4" and I can't find them. All I see is 20x2.15". Do you have a link for the 2.4's?
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Originally Posted by tds101
I did a search for the Schwalbe Marathon 365 20x2.4" and I can't find them. All I see is 20x2.15". Do you have a link for the 2.4's?
oh my bad. They're 2.15. I got the Super Moto-X n 2.4
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If you are looking for wide 20"/ETRTO406 tires, there are the new excellent Continental eContact Plus in 2.5x20"/62x406. They are much better than the Schwalbe Super Moto X.
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Originally Posted by Jipe
If you are looking for wide 20"/ETRTO406 tires, there are the new excellent Continental eContact Plus in 2.5x20"/62x406. They are much better than the Schwalbe Super Moto X.
What didn't you like about the Schwalbe Super Moto-X that the Continental improves upon? The Super Moto-X have been good on road, on gravel, and in the mud so far.
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They are relatively puncture sensitive. More than the (now discontinued) Schwalbe Big Apple Plus and Big Ben Plus that unfortunately have a maximum width of 55x406.

They are also relatively fragile, they do not like rocky trails.

I also tried the Schwalbe Pick-up (they exists in 60x406 and recently in 65x406) and had also punctures (with the 60x406).
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Originally Posted by Jipe
They are relatively puncture sensitive. More than the (now discontinued) Schwalbe Big Apple Plus and Big Ben Plus that unfortunately have a maximum width of 55x406.

They are also relatively fragile, they do not like rocky trails.

I also tried the Schwalbe Pick-up (they exists in 60x406 and recently in 65x406) and had also punctures (with the 60x406).
Thanks I'll keep an eye out. We've already ridden a fair amount of gravel and have been ok so far.
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Sheldon Brown took this photo of me in 1980-81 after I had first customized my Raleigh Twenty. That one eventually rusted out but I am still riding another, similarly customized.
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Originally Posted by jsallen

Sheldon Brown took this photo of me in 1980-81 after I had first customized my Raleigh Twenty. That one eventually rusted out but I am still riding another, similarly customized.
I remember seeing that pic and reading about your mods of the R20! When I finally found a 79 model it sent me down the rabbit whole about all the things that can be done to modify these great bikes.

Thanks for posting here!
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Out cycle camping with the rather upgraded Tern Link D8.
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Nice bike! That is one serious set up you did on your bike. Do you do long distance riding or touring on your Link D8? If so, how do you like it?

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Out cycle camping with the rather upgraded Tern Link D8.
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Originally Posted by edwong3
Nice bike! That is one serious set up you did on your bike. Do you do long distance riding or touring on your Link D8? If so, how do you like it?
So far, rides up to 80km including some gravel and some shorter camping trips, as well as rides around town. It works out fine for me once I dialled in the handlebar position right. The upgrades to the gearing are covered elsewhere on the forum but give me a bottom gear of about 20, which gets me up the local hills.



Loaded up, it looks like this. A pair of smaller panniers are on the way for more capacity and luggage options.
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Hey thanks for replying to my inquiry. You put a lot of thought into it and looks like one solid ride.
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So far, rides up to 80km including some gravel and some shorter camping trips, as well as rides around town. It works out fine for me once I dialled in the handlebar position right. The upgrades to the gearing are covered elsewhere on the forum but give me a bottom gear of about 20, which gets me up the local hills.



Loaded up, it looks like this. A pair of smaller panniers are on the way for more capacity and luggage options.
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Originally Posted by Reddleman

Out cycle camping with the rather upgraded Tern Link D8.
Hey, have you listed your upgrades somewhere?
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Originally Posted by keke
Hey, have you listed your upgrades somewhere?
As requested:
  • Easton EA50 AX Adventure handlebarwith a generic handlepost stem from AliExpress;
  • Tektro RL520 long travel brake levers;
  • Microshift Advent bar end shifter, medium cage derailleur and 11-46T cassette;
  • Brooks B67 saddle;
  • MKS Allways Ezy Superior pedals;
  • Blackburn Grid 1 rear rack; and
  • Tern luggage truss and front rack.

The rest is stock Tern Link D8.
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Originally Posted by Reddleman
The upgrades to the gearing are covered elsewhere on the forum but give me a bottom gear of about 20, which gets me up the local hills.
Paul, on Mad About You: "That's what I'm saying."

I think that 20 gear inch low is the magic number for hill capability. I got there on my 20" Dahon with a double crank, didn't think a mega-range 1X would fit, though have seen recently on here it can. I'll consider for my other folders.
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