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05-17-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Fentuz

Like I said, there is no brake fade, just longer...

Like I said, there is no brake fade, just longer travel.
i looked at the pistons and they move freely, they are clean. I cannot see and issue with the system, it works similarly to a AP or Brembo or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By Fentuz

Not as good as what you re looking at but...

Not as good as what you re looking at but litepro makes a wheel that fit in the seatpost. It is a cheaper alternative
...
05-16-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Fentuz

unfortunately, the SNCF will only let you take a...

unfortunately, the SNCF will only let you take a folding bike in a bag/luguage on a standard train. For regular bike, you need to book a ticket on a train with a bike coach. As you get to the train,...
05-16-22, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Fentuz

Yes, for that reason, I use Tektro MT2.1 levers...

Yes, for that reason, I use Tektro MT2.1 levers as they are adjustable and can be used for long or short pull (I have V brake at the front and BMX caliper at the back)


...
05-16-22, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Fentuz

Discs are fine (dti clocked when the wheel were...

Discs are fine (dti clocked when the wheel were checked) , fluid was bled by a pro, yes twin pot calipers self adjust but I found that you can feel a difference when the pads start to wear. I used to...
05-15-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Fentuz

Depending if you like/can bag packing, I would...

Depending if you like/can bag packing, I would look a Bordeaux (UNESCO heritage) to Narbonne along “canal du midi” via Toulouse.

i used to ride on the canal around castelnaudary and it was hot in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Fentuz

the curve, the mu have similar design. ...

the curve, the mu have similar design.


regarding the tyre size, speak to mountain bikers who switch from 27.5 to 29.

also, tern and dahon have moved from 35-406 to 28-451 for claimed “better...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Fentuz

there is somebody here who has put a triathlon...

there is somebody here who has put a triathlon multiposition handlebar to a swift
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Fentuz

ditto. Going from marathlon 40-406 to big apple...

ditto. Going from marathlon 40-406 to big apple 50-406 made a difference (similar to 38-622 to 50-584).
Back in 2008 i upgraded from curve d3 (50-305) to the jetstream (40-406), the 20” was stabler...
05-15-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 346,063
Posted By Fentuz

is it local to you? i always wondered what...

is it local to you?

i always wondered what type of terrain there is around warsaw
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Fentuz

the speed pros and mu sl (and some other premium...

the speed pros and mu sl (and some other premium models have a T handle monoblock (not exactly monoblock but 2 pieces tig welded together) with required the syntace clamp (same as tern verge x11)....
05-14-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Fentuz

SRam Hydro brakes…

After a winter of mud, i noticed that the rival brake lever were getting closer to the handle bar. The squeeze increased as the pads wore out.
I aware that the reach is adjustable but the issue...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Fentuz

With that flat i call it a U and the fact that...

With that flat i call it a U and the fact that the ones I saw bottom on the flat, not one the taper… wear and tear. if it was a proper dovetail feature it would be different
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Fentuz

As others said, a lot of the stability comes with...

As others said, a lot of the stability comes with the joint locking mechanism and the number of joints.
on brompton, that u shape clamp is limited by the fitting tolerance and the wear and tear.
...
05-11-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,684
Posted By Fentuz

dual nationality however British accent is still...

dual nationality however British accent is still very Gallic unfortunately
05-11-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,684
Posted By Fentuz

I do... and may be I should GFTO.... like every...

I do... and may be I should GFTO.... like every single French speaker...

as for jersey, cycling tops used to be wool pull over for sports also known as ... yes, jersey
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By Fentuz

I took the hound on a more involved mtb ride... I...

I took the hound on a more involved mtb ride... I only pushed it once (just after the 20K mark), 12% climb on wet grass with rubbish tyres that would not grip... other than that, it was good fun and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By Fentuz

It has a more conventional diamond frame; the...

It has a more conventional diamond frame; the boardwalk is a "single beam" which will flex more.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By Fentuz

i think the hangar is bit long but, it might...

i think the hangar is bit long but, it might work. As the OP is not going for anything bigger than 26T, a short cage is more than suitable.
personally for $100max, I’d fit a 14-34 or a 14-28 speed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By Fentuz

The cage length depends of the number of teeth on...

The cage length depends of the number of teeth on the larger cog. Also, the cage length have changed order the years. i found that 90’s/2000’s long cage are pretty much nowadays medium cage.

I run...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By Fentuz

As my gravel bike is being serviced - although I...

As my gravel bike is being serviced - although I do most maintenance and mode myself, I get a pro to look it over once a year - I have been riding the mini velo this week. Because of the rubbish...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Fentuz

they have coaster brake on rear (see bracket on...

they have coaster brake on rear (see bracket on rear non drive chain tay).
if you back pedal, it brakes
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 719
Posted By Fentuz

What pressure did you run? under 60PSI, you will...

What pressure did you run? under 60PSI, you will get snake bite puncture. My wife was on 40 psi through that farm yard and puncture. Since the tyres are back to 75psi, all good and it goes through...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Fentuz

Just to add a more general Dahon description: ...

Just to add a more general Dahon description:

D = Deluxe (entry model)
P= Premium (tends to have better wheels seat post handle bar with std groupset)
X= Xtreme luxe or performance (P with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 719
Posted By Fentuz

I am with the OP regarding the Marathlon, side...

I am with the OP regarding the Marathlon, side walls are too stiff. I prefer the Big Apple or Big Ben depending of width.
I do like the continental tyres but I found that they are more prompt to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Fentuz

with inward stem, you can get interferences and...

with inward stem, you can get interferences and the fork won't touch the magnet
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Fentuz

On my 2 of my classic foldable dahon, I removed...

On my 2 of my classic foldable dahon, I removed the fork plate. The rear magnet always stick to the fork mount and it remains tight. However, it only works with a "out folding" handle bar (Mu SL type)
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,578
Posted By Fentuz

it s not very difficult and everything is on...

it s not very difficult and everything is on youtube. BUT it requires some specific tools. Although most are inexpensive, it tends to stop people.

reading the thread, i still think you need a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Fentuz

i mentioned the flared bar from the gravel as...

i mentioned the flared bar from the gravel as reference. So i run the same stem length on gravel and dahon mini velo but the flat are 54. More it not good less does not give as much control.

on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Fentuz

I use a 54 flat bar with ergon gp2 grips on my...

I use a 54 flat bar with ergon gp2 grips on my folder.
i have a 44/25deg flared on my gravel which similar wrist width.

I used to ride a folder with 48 bars as it was easier in traffic.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Fentuz

here is what somebody did ...

here is what somebody did
https://handsonbike.blogspot.com/2017/09/brompton-m6r-diy-lezyne-pump-mount-and.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-22, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Fentuz

these are not adjustable for either liner pull or...

these are not adjustable for either liner pull or not linear pull. The avid can adjust the clearance and grabbing point but not the mechanical advantage. they are for Std V-brake and MTB mechanical...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-22, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Fentuz

With the new mini V brake, you might have too...

With the new mini V brake, you might have too much pull and not enough mechanical advantage as mini v brakes are supposed to be used instead of cantilever that requires small pull lever. you might be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Fentuz

What is the teeth difference? with a large teeth...

What is the teeth difference? with a large teeth difference (usually over 16T), the chain gets very "slacky" which was an issue with MTB. Would you be able to fit a MTB single speed tensioner? they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By Fentuz

If you run disc brake, it may be possible...

If you run disc brake, it may be possible depending how good the tyre bead is
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Fentuz

as OP mentioned purchasing from the UK and avoid...

as OP mentioned purchasing from the UK and avoid online retailer:
here is what the Malmesbury shop built as custom...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-22, 02:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Fentuz

Hi and welcome. 1st, where are you in the UK?...

Hi and welcome.
1st, where are you in the UK? if you are after a folder, CH White in Malmesbury (North Wilt) can help and can build a custom if "off-the shelf" is not suitable.

As speedy said...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Fentuz

and that bare ...

and that bare
https://weeride.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/folding-bike1-1.jpg
https://weeride.co.uk/shop/weeride-bike-seat-mounting-bar/
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Fentuz

For the brake, discks are best but, good V brakes...

For the brake, discks are best but, good V brakes which good pads is good too, I ride my 20" with a moving precious ~20" load (an exited 3 yrs old boy) and the tektro brake stop me well. I recently...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By Fentuz

while I always preferred the hound to the...

while I always preferred the hound to the hammerhead, i found that the hammerhead brakes were better; it has adjustable (short or long linear pull) levers from tektro because I needed these for the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Fentuz

OP has a urbano so I assumed that what OP may...

OP has a urbano so I assumed that what OP may upgrade. I don't believe there is much sense to buy a new bike to upgrade compared to getting a new tern X20 or X11
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,928
Posted By Fentuz

if it was my only bike, I would keep it in drop...

if it was my only bike, I would keep it in drop bar because I don't like the wind resistance on long countryside stretch (especially with head wind). But, as flat bar hybrid with better gearing, it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Fentuz

They seem similar to the kinetix comp pro that...

They seem similar to the kinetix comp pro that came with dahon Mu SL and premium tern Verge. these bikes were rated for 105/110kg load so like you say, if less that 90kg, it should be fine.
I rode...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,928
Posted By Fentuz

It's been a while I didn't update this. As I...

It's been a while I didn't update this. As I wrote in another thread, I built 2 dahon mini velos. one of them, the hammerhead used the old part from the helios. We tested the mini velos on the school...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Fentuz

This is key. 451 vs 406 is a similar...

This is key.

451 vs 406 is a similar situation as 700C vs 650B. The 451 usually comes in 25-451 or 28-451 which is the same ich size as 48-406 or 50-406. As other said, the 451 tyres are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By Fentuz

I would not select a long cage derailleur, they...

I would not select a long cage derailleur, they are very close to the ground.
i rub a short cage sora and yet it work well with 11-36 cassette
03-25-22, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Fentuz

if you want to go smaller than Sora on 2x9, you...

if you want to go smaller than Sora on 2x9, you might to look towards Alivio. I had to and they mix and match without issues.
...
03-25-22, 02:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By Fentuz

I wouldn't put alcohol on the pads set them on...

I wouldn't put alcohol on the pads set them on fire... it is likely to affect the sintering and could lead the braking material cracking and delamination from the back plate.

it s better to brush...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By Fentuz

I like the ultegra version. the black wheels look...

I like the ultegra version. the black wheels look better.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 337,442
Posted By Fentuz

I run 40/38psi with~80kg load (kid/shotgun/me) on...

I run 40/38psi with~80kg load (kid/shotgun/me) on some kenda 47-406
...
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