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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,125
Posted By berlinonaut

To be honest: For someone that complains about...

To be honest: For someone that complains about the bike making his car boot dirty but refuses to clean the bike and rather buys a new bike every less than 500 miles before he lubricates the chain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,125
Posted By berlinonaut

Classical WD40 is not something to apply to a...

Classical WD40 is not something to apply to a chain. It will wash out any grease inside the rolls and destroy our chain within the shortest amount of time.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,125
Posted By berlinonaut

Pretty expensive bike I'd say. Do you buy a new...

Pretty expensive bike I'd say. Do you buy a new car once the ashtray is full, the tires are worn or the tank is empy? Riding a bike is - at least to me - about smooth mechanics. Destroying mechanics...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,125
Posted By berlinonaut

The root cause solution to this is to buy a...

The root cause solution to this is to buy a Brompton (or any folder with a similar folding principle) as with this the chain is inside the folded package and thus the problem of applying oil and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By berlinonaut

The extra cable length may or may not be an issue...

The extra cable length may or may not be an issue when folding or unfolding. Depends from which bars you want to use alternatively. A too long rear brake cable may throuw the chain off the chainwheel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By berlinonaut

The Brompton on the pictures of BroptonNiro's...

The Brompton on the pictures of BroptonNiro's other thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1174315-beware-cable-rubbing-over-paint-brompton-dahon-cases.html) has the frame number 374558 -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By berlinonaut

Why should I? Please explain. I am in no way...

Why should I? Please explain. I am in no way connected to Brompton. Maybe you could step in. A Brompton frame may rust through. If if happens within the first five years Brompton will replace it (as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By berlinonaut

Do you have a car? Does it rust? Is it a problem?...

Do you have a car? Does it rust? Is it a problem? For how many years has the maker of your car been in business? Did you give them advice? If not: Why not?
Do you have a Brompton? Does it rust? Is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

Not really: The Mercs run on diesel, the Toyota...

Not really: The Mercs run on diesel, the Toyota hybrids on gas. The Mercs take 8-9 liters per 100 km in taxi mode, the Toyotas 7ish. With German prices for gas and diesel fuel economy is about the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

Possibly you are right in that aspect. ...

Possibly you are right in that aspect.



That's true. It does not work that way 'round and it is not about beautiful, fancy web design. It's about the content: What's there, how is it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

At least I have no interest of ordering a bike...

At least I have no interest of ordering a bike from the manufacturer directly. But I would expect the manufacturer to list the available models on their webpage and - if those differ from country to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

Hm, I can. I can put a bike into a shopping cart...

Hm, I can. I can put a bike into a shopping cart on this webpage and get forwarded to Paypal directly after that. I would call this an order. In the lower left part of the Dahon-webpage for each...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

Just had a look at the Dahon webpage and it seems...

Just had a look at the Dahon webpage and it seems it has not become better. Of the three bikes you mention it seems none is listed on the Dahon USA webpage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

One question: Did you ever do self-supported...

One question: Did you ever do self-supported touring on a Brompton? If not - how can you judge on it?
Internal gear hubs: In general they are considered to be reliable and easier to live with with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

The carrier block on the Brompton is mounted to...

The carrier block on the Brompton is mounted to the steerer tube, not to the stem, the forks or the front wheel. The steerer tube folds identical with the Brompton and the Curl. Why would the carrier...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By berlinonaut

What do you want the phone access for? From the...

What do you want the phone access for? From the answer to this question depends which solutions may apply. As I am using my phone on the bike for navigation only (and this only very occasionally)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

For one, as others have aleady said, the curl has...

For one, as others have aleady said, the curl has an Aluminium frame and due to the necessary temperature treating it is not that easy to weld additional stuff on it (brazing is not possible anyway)....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

It is one of the problems with Dahon that their...

It is one of the problems with Dahon that their lineup of models is pretty confusing. It differs from year to year and from country to country and a bike with the same model name in another country...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

A city trailer...

A city trailer (https://shop.planet-used.com/shop/de/fahrradanhaenger/carry-freedom-city-trailer-55.html) by carry freedom (https://carryfreedom.com/#2). Seems they have stopped making it not too...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

Does the Curl have such a mount? Judging from the...

Does the Curl have such a mount? Judging from the product-page (https://dahon.com/bikes/curl-i4/) it does not look like that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

The mounting-system ist called "Klick Fix" and is...

The mounting-system ist called "Klick Fix" and is made by a traditional German brand named Rixen and Kaul. They have a huge amount of bags and mounting systems (https://klickfix.com/#slide-3) for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

I cannot judge for the OP and neither do I want...

I cannot judge for the OP and neither do I want to, all I can do is to deliver information. It's his job to judge what fit's best to his needs. ATM we do not even know if we are talking about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

...continued ...

...continued

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

To give an impression of folded sizes and space...

To give an impression of folded sizes and space needs in public transport with luggage and traveling with folders:

1. Bike Friday Pocket Llama with BF trailer kit - not the smallest bike on earth...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By berlinonaut

There is an attachment from an Asian company that...

There is an attachment from an Asian company that attaches to the rear of the rack and - as far as I remember - there are versions for Birdy, Dahon and Tern. with this the bikes roll more or less...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 02:22 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

In general within Central European countries you...

In general within Central European countries you won't have an issue with roads or terrain that would be unridable with 16" tires. There might (!) be a couple of miles that are uncomfortable in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

To make it clear: It is not that they would have...

To make it clear: It is not that they would have a series of breakages or such or even a high amount. I cannot judge on this but have no indicators for that. I just know a couple of breakages (pic...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

For one at that time it was not at all clear...

For one at that time it was not at all clear which country the OP was coming from, second these are no "obscure manufacturers" - with the very same argument I could call Bike Friday an "obscure...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

Well it possibly depends where you are coming...

Well it possibly depends where you are coming from how you judge on the bike infrastructure. Copenhagen is a cyclist's dream come true - they have massively invested in cycling infrastructure there...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

Don't be so lazy - check youself. I sent you a...

Don't be so lazy - check youself. I sent you a couple of links last time and I'll post you two today:
Folding Bike Bernds Bikes ? Made in Germany (http://bernds.de/en/faltrad/)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

There is a travel case available for the Birdy...

There is a travel case available for the Birdy but it is huge and clearly above airline dimensions. The Birdy is a pretty expensive bike, buy price is high and the running cost are very steep to if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 02:59 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

As I understood the OP wants to fly with the...

As I understood the OP wants to fly with the bikes - I do not think the Espresso or the Node are well suited for that intend.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

This does not get more correct if you repeat it...

This does not get more correct if you repeat it more often. In other words: This ist still as wrong as it can get and you should know it as it has already been mentioned several times.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

The height difference between S and M is 10cm,...

The height difference between S and M is 10cm, the height difference between M and H is 6cm (which is a whole world). What would you prefer? higher than S but lower than M or higher than H? There's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,109
Posted By berlinonaut

To manage expectations: You probably won't do...

To manage expectations: You probably won't do that with Bike Fridays. The only bike I know of where this is an realistic option is the Brompton. At least in day to day business. I own a bunch of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By berlinonaut

It does. I know of one case where a rider had to...

It does. I know of one case where a rider had to cancel his holiday ride because he was using such a 3rd party carrier block and it damaged the mount on the steering tube during his tour. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By berlinonaut

In the early nineties Brompton had two other...

In the early nineties Brompton had two other accessories for the carrier block available in parallel to the well-known bag frame: A kind of universal mount that you could mount onto the back of your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By berlinonaut

If we look i.e. at the S-Bag: It was invented in...

If we look i.e. at the S-Bag: It was invented in 2005 along with the S-Bars as the existing Bags would be too high. About two or three years later it got an overhaul, small changes on the bag design,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By berlinonaut

Interesting. Sounds like that would-be...

Interesting. Sounds like that would-be manufacturer does not like Brompton (any more?) and thinks they are a bunch of lazy, arrogant and incompetent morons. I do not know if this is true but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By berlinonaut

The bags with the Brompton logo on them are...

The bags with the Brompton logo on them are official Brompton products as part of their line of accessories. The making is outsourced to third party companies, I do not think Brompton ever sew a bag...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,263
Posted By berlinonaut

The girl in the photo...

The girl in the photo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Bardot) will turn 85 this year, so I'd assume she got a little bit out of shape herself in the meantime. :p
Thank you for your kind...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,263
Posted By berlinonaut

To finally say something useful for the OP:...

To finally say something useful for the OP: Graziella used to be a famous fashionable folder from Italy in the 60ies and 70ies. Basiscally a design icon to a degree, while not as famous as the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,941
Posted By berlinonaut

It would also be a bad idea - an one-wheeled...

It would also be a bad idea - an one-wheeled trailer hitched to the axle puts too much stress on the Brompton's rear frame hinge sideways. An one-wheeled trailer attached to the seat-post is not a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,263
Posted By berlinonaut

A lot of people were locked out when they closed...

A lot of people were locked out when they closed their forum - which in my eyes was neither a friendly nor a clever move. Obviously "multiple individuals voiced their issues with tern" - nobody...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,263
Posted By berlinonaut

On which foundation do you claim that? Your claim...

On which foundation do you claim that? Your claim is not at all obvious to me. In case you are referring to the recently broken frame of the cargo node: The owner himself said that he probably...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,263
Posted By berlinonaut

So, as you seem to know it: How many Tern bikes...

So, as you seem to know it: How many Tern bikes have failed? And how many of the other brands have failed? All we know is how many Tern bike have been recalled, but that doesn't say a thing about how...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By berlinonaut

Indeed! The max saddle height of 950mm would be...

Indeed! The max saddle height of 950mm would be by far (!) too low for me In combination with the pedal being ~10cm off the ground in lowest position, the max. bar height of 980mm is 5cm higher than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By berlinonaut

Intersting find! Seems to have been made with...

Intersting find! Seems to have been made with much love and attention to detail! The story behind it is very interesting, too, and speaks for itself: iruka******************** - iruka...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,882
Posted By berlinonaut

A design patent is something you actively have to...

A design patent is something you actively have to apply for (like for any patent). Copyright is something you gain automatically as the creator of something. To enforce it is - especially...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By berlinonaut

While the bike is no doubt intresting I see a...

While the bike is no doubt intresting I see a couple of issues. The four hinges on the mainframe are potentially something that will make the bike a bit wobbly. The whole construction looks like a...
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