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Old 08-16-13, 12:09 PM
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Braithwait, that`s gorgeous- both the bike and the scenery
Is it always green there, or is that seasonal?
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Old 08-19-13, 09:49 AM
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On my way from Sebastopol to the office in San Francisco via Santa Rosa... need an early start on a Dahon Boardwalk!

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Our favorite bench, at the southern end of the Monterey Bay trail in Pacific Grove, California. The peanuts are for the local squirrels, they are very friendly and eat from your hand. The water is for us. This bench is a memorial to one of the 9/11 victims. There are always flowers and sometimes a letter from the family. It is located under q tree at the center of this picture https://goo.gl/maps/1kAJx , facing the rocks and the ocean. this is a ground level view of that location https://goo.gl/maps/8lYdD .

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Old 08-20-13, 09:31 AM
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Old 08-20-13, 12:45 PM
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This photo was sent to me by an Origami owner. Seems to be a good camping bike.
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Old 08-24-13, 03:35 PM
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A couple of photos taken on my recent ride in the Malvern hills.



Stopped to top up my water bottle at Evendine spring. The water here was particularly refreshing.

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Old 08-24-13, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by smallwheeler
jack, i guess you are referring to steve huang's brommie yummie rides that he has been doing for the past 5 years? how is nycewheels leading it? did steve start working for you? or, are you partnering with bfold, the most professional and authoritative folding bike specialist in new york?
Think your reading it wrong. He means leading a tour of people around on brompton.
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Old 08-26-13, 09:16 PM
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Old 08-26-13, 10:29 PM
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My S&S coupled Bridgestone RB-1 a t the MLK memorial on a business trip to the DC area. Not really a folder but a close relative.

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Old 08-27-13, 12:07 AM
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Curve SL in Yokohama a few days ago.

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My Birdy on the Metra (Chicago and suburbs commuter train) this morning.

(Sorry for the crappy photo... it was taken with my phone while the train was moving!)

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OK, I took a handful of pics in Chicago this morning before work. All pics were taken with my phone, so please excuse the poor quality. I tried my best to snap some artistic shots.



















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Old 08-28-13, 09:12 PM
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I like what you've done with the Birdy! looks great .. is that a dual drive? .. are you using anything to take up chain slack when you fold the wheel under?
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Originally Posted by BruceMetras
I like what you've done with the Birdy! looks great .. is that a dual drive? .. are you using anything to take up chain slack when you fold the wheel under?
Thanks, Bruce!

Chain slack is certainly an annoyance.. I have a Cyclopedia chain tensioner on it's way to me right now! I bought it about 10 days ago, so it should get here (hopefully) in the next couple of weeks.

Yes it's a SRAM Dual Drive with with an obnoxiously fun range of gear inches (24.5 - 132.4!) which should get me into and out of any situation relating to hills and flats with a big smile on my face. (I particularly love flying down a hill at 31mph in top gear! Such an adrenaline rush!)

Here's how I achieved this delightfully unnecessary gearing:

GEAR HUB: Sram Dual Drive II
CHAINRING: Vuelta 58 tooth
CASSETTE: Sram PG850 (11,12,14,16,18,21,26,32)




I would like to change out my cassette for a more evenly spaced set of cogs though, maybe even 9 speed if I do that.

The other thing which helps me speed along on my Birdy are the 20 inch wheels and drivetrain upgrades from stock:

FRONT RIM: Sun CR18, 20" x 22.2mm, 28 hole
REAR RIM: Sun CR18, 20" x 22.2mm, 32 hole
SPOKES: DT Swiss Champion 2, 14 gauge
FRONT HUB: F125, 124 grams, Enduro 6000 2RS sealed bearings
REAR HUB: Sram Dual Drive II
DERAILLUER: Sram X4, I swapped in an 11 gram KCNC jockey wheel
CHAIN: Sram PC850 with KMC MissingLink

Next on my list / yet to be purchased are the following items:
Alligator i-Link cables
brake levers (still deciding on brand/model)
seat post (either KCNC LightWing or maybe the carbon one that pops up on ebay frequently)
quill stem (still deciding on brand/model)
saddle (still deciding on brand/model... I already swapped out the stock Velo saddle for a WTB race saddle, but I want a lighter one)
bolts... swap as many out for titanium parts as possible
pedals (considering ditching my MKS caged pedals for Shimano SPD or Crank Bros EggBeaters)

When I got the Birdy, it was over 34 pounds. It's currently a hair under 27 pounds, and I know if can be much lighter. (One huge weight problem is my love of the hefty Dual Drive hub!)

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Old 08-29-13, 10:08 PM
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Didn't want to buy the $350 B&W for the Brompton.
Decided to get another folder that will fit the suitcase
I already have:

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Old 08-30-13, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by owenfinn
Curve SL in Yokohama a few days ago.

nice. that's the bike i've been wanting to get. but ended up with a curve sl 8 speed igh.
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Old 09-09-13, 10:06 AM
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folder with a back-rack. can it get more convenient?
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Old 09-09-13, 01:33 PM
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Whoo, new packing method for Dolly the Llama! I test rode it in town this morning and I think it`s going to work great
Flying out Thursday for a real world mision.

The last method worked okay, but so much stuff in the rear bag made it droop into the tire if I didn`t keep an eagle eye on it.
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Old 09-09-13, 03:35 PM
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Nice! I've wanted to tour with my Friday, but figured I'd need a trailer (it's a PR, not a Llama). Hmm Hmm Hmm!

Meanwhile's here's my mini this morning on the way to Santa Rosa (and on to SF):

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Old 09-10-13, 06:34 AM
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Night ride in Yokohama recently.

The rear brakes had been grabbing due to a small blip on the rim. Repositioning the pads helped somewhat for a while but noticed the grabbing again on my commute today.

I think a 16" 305 replacement wheel won`t be easy to find - though I really love the bike, I`m debating whether or not I should start putting a lot of money into repairs and parts for a nearly 5 year old folder. Might be time for a new bike.

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Originally Posted by owenfinn
Night ride in Yokohama recently.

The rear brakes had been grabbing due to a small blip on the rim. Repositioning the pads helped somewhat for a while but noticed the grabbing again on my commute today.

I think a 16" 305 replacement wheel won`t be easy to find - though I really love the bike, I`m debating whether or not I should start putting a lot of money into repairs and parts for a nearly 5 year old folder. Might be time for a new bike.
Great night pic!!

You should take the rim to a bike shop... they might be able to fix it.
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Here's my Birdy docked in one of the Chicago Divvy bike-share stations.

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Old 09-10-13, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by owenfinn
I`m debating whether or not I should start putting a lot of money into repairs and parts for a nearly 5 year old folder. Might be time for a new bike.
Not much out there that's going to be as light as your SL,at least not without dropping some coin. Def think it would be worth it to replace a rim.
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My humble contribution from a recent stay in Banff, Canada - hope you enjoy

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