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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 04:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,961
Posted By zebede

Marketing

They need to market to the young hip urban crowd, not to a bunch of old hippies.

Tweak there market focus. Great product I own a TIKIT.
10-13-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By zebede

It matters to me, I had these superbe pro wheels...

It matters to me, I had these superbe pro wheels with bearings as smooth as butter and no play, they would just spin and spin and spin.....I loved it. Ahem, back to reality, In response to your...
10-13-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By zebede

You might have to go old school and shape a wine...

You might have to go old school and shape a wine cork with a pocket knife and sand paper. Just make sure when you buy your wine that it doesn't have those new synthetic corks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,577
Posted By zebede

I always like it when these old threads get...

I always like it when these old threads get resurrected, shows people are doing there due diligence. And we get to use the knowledge of the ancients and add to it, rather than clutter the internet...
09-29-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By zebede

This is the best forum for getting guidance for...

This is the best forum for getting guidance for repairs. You will find the most through response are to the postings with clear questions, good quality photos and the use of proper part names (if...
09-27-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By zebede

Tranquility I still run my 1986 Miyata 610...

Tranquility

I still run my 1986 Miyata 610 as a daily commuter, for over 10 years now. I think many of us understand your passion for your bike.

You have landed in the right place.

There are...
09-27-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,508
Posted By zebede

Good point. In addition the overwhelming...

Good point.

In addition the overwhelming vast majority of these listing do not list the correct model name, manufacturer or year. Difficult to build a real database from nothing.

BTW I like...
09-27-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,508
Posted By zebede

Bicycle Blue Book is a SCAM

Thank you, further discussion will help consumers find this page as a resource.
I am glad Bike Forums gives us a place to discuss such things for the public good.

Bicycle Blue Book has a conflict...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By zebede

Minimalism

Minimalism
09-22-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,508
Posted By zebede

Bicycle Blue Book has a conflict in interest

Thank you for sharing and glad you had a happy outcome.

This transaction illustrates the conflict of interest that Bicycle BB has. On one hand they publish an on-line resource claiming to be...
09-19-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,508
Posted By zebede

Bicycle Blue Book is a SCAM

BRAVO !

I repeat below for the benefit of others who may encounter this thread.

Bicycle Blue Book is a SCAM.

They BUY bikes at low prices (there low book prices are highly dubious).
They...
07-24-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,681
Posted By zebede

+1 The low cost and easily self maintained ...

+1

The low cost and easily self maintained traditional bottom bracket, seems a natural choice for the bicyclist who is self reliant and seems to prefer inexpensive solutions to there needs.
07-24-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,082
Posted By zebede

Thats Fantastic

Thats FANTASTIC. Nice Job.

Sometimes its easy to repair an old favorite item instead of just throwing it away in the landfill and buying new. Pride, value and quality (and you helped save the...
07-17-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,082
Posted By zebede

Put new vinyl cloth on it. I have done this...

Put new vinyl cloth on it.

I have done this with a number of saddles. Go to a fabric store and buy suitable material, remove the old, save the staples, cut, warm, and stretch new material over the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,475
Posted By zebede

An aquitance in Philly has 50+ of the stainless...

An aquitance in Philly has 50+ of the stainless steel dahons. I have sent him parts several times. I have had and restored a number of the non-stainless.

I asked him about this one time and it his...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,475
Posted By zebede

Make your own, use shoe goo

Make your own, use shoe goo
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,077
Posted By zebede

Nicely done, I call this a "jump on and go bike"...

Nicely done, I call this a "jump on and go bike" looks light fast and minimal maintenance.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,176
Posted By zebede

Assuming one could find a donor BMX with front...

Assuming one could find a donor BMX with front wheel, and the fork tube was too long or not threaded low enough Take it to a bike shop to have them extend the threading , cut off excess. It would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,176
Posted By zebede

I think a donor boardwalk would be preferred, but...

I think a donor boardwalk would be preferred, but I have seen BMX bikes set out with the trash. Like most bikes its usually the back wheel that gives out first. You might pick up a fork and front...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,176
Posted By zebede

you might put a BMX fork on it.

I bought a used Dahon CIAO that had a BMX fork put on it. I have since taken it to Guatemala and given it away.
As I recall it was basically a threadless headset and held on my the two bolt clamping...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,066
Posted By zebede

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,077
Posted By zebede

A Rehab from a couple of years ago.

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03-26-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By zebede

+1 Great selection Good prices Small...

+1
Great selection
Good prices
Small orders ok, (no minimum)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By zebede

I just sold mine (downsizing the fleet), I...

I just sold mine (downsizing the fleet), I suggest you go to the big mezzo thread on this forum, you can find out just about anything you want to know.

IMO they are (were) a top shelf product and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By zebede

2006 diesel beetle (AKA the Beasal) here: ...

2006 diesel beetle (AKA the Beasal) here:

Yes should fit, I was regularly carried a Dahon Speed TR or a Dahon mariner in the trunk. Both bikes been sold but I still put a BF Tikit back there.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,775
Posted By zebede

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1yZVlGpXXXXX3XFXXq6x...

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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,510
Posted By zebede

20 inch, because you have the most tire choices,...

20 inch, because you have the most tire choices, balance durability, speed, weight, and comfort to your wants.

The majority of folding bikes have 20" wheels therefore you have the more choice in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,353
Posted By zebede

Subscribed

Subscribed
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By zebede

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-18, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,689
Posted By zebede

Vote QRD

I have MKS on Speed TR (it came with it) and Wellgo QRD on BF Tikit. Neither have SPD. However on my daily commuter I have at least 15,000 miles on Wellgo SPD/regular.

My next removable peddle...
12-28-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By zebede

Most of us ride here, some allot. But we also...

Most of us ride here, some allot. But we also like to read about and discuss bicycles.

I think it is humorous that on this sub-forum that we find that we share similar character traits.

I think...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By zebede

I don't think there are parts are available for...

I don't think there are parts are available for the the 80's Dahons. A donor bike or a improvisation repair may be the only options. Is it possible to disassemble the mechanism and replace the...
12-26-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By zebede

Convert your road bike to a trike...

Convert your road bike to a trike (http://trykit.xara.hosting/index_htm_files/3877.jpg)

Trike conversions or full blow trikes from linked URL. Maybe when your 100 you could add electric assist.
...
12-26-18, 06:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By zebede

Metric Ratchet Wrench Set...

Metric Ratchet Wrench Set (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Steel-Core-Vanadium-Steel-Metric-Ratchet-Wrench-Set-5-Piece-with-Case-32365/302997718) Metric Long Arm Ball End Hex Key Wrench...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,571
Posted By zebede

He should tie his shoe laces so they don't get...

He should tie his shoe laces so they don't get caught in the chain ring, but he does ride the bike well and makes you think this thing might actually be worthy steed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By zebede

If it is like some of the Dahons, The stem is...

If it is like some of the Dahons, The stem is clamped to the steer tube. But before you can loosen the clamp and rotate you must first fold the stem and loosen the large nut that is threaded...
12-08-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By zebede

Yes I agree with above. It appears to be a unique...

Yes I agree with above. It appears to be a unique system in that the head set bearings are on the stem as opposed to the fork tube AND it is held in position by a clamping fork and what appears to...
12-08-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By zebede

I have had several topeak morphs, and ran one for...

I have had several topeak morphs, and ran one for years on my daily commuter. I thought it was great until it needed a rebuild. Product support at that time was almost non-existent. (may have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By zebede

Whether the larger diameter seat post or the...

Whether the larger diameter seat post or the sleeved one could carry more weight would mostly depend upon the materials, diameters, lengths and wall thickness. Both are viable concepts. The devil is...
11-24-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By zebede

Bearing (NTN I think) went bad on Phil Wood at...

Bearing (NTN I think) went bad on Phil Wood at about 75,000 miles. Replaced with over the counter cheap Chinese bearings. We will see how long they last, right now they have about 5,000.
11-23-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,242
Posted By zebede

I use filament tape exclusively for rim tape. ...

I use filament tape exclusively for rim tape. Its performance is on par with bicycle specific rim tapes. In addition it can be used to tape cables to handle bars before wrapping bar tape. Of course...
11-23-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By zebede

I have done my own several times, copied images...

I have done my own several times, copied images from internet or from my own photos and replicate in AutoCAD (it what i use). Any graphic program would work. Then use a color laser to print on clear...
11-21-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By zebede

hex wrench and window cleaner. It has many uses...

hex wrench and window cleaner. It has many uses in the shop.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 531,588
Posted By zebede

Was there someone on here who wanted to sell,...

Was there someone on here who wanted to sell, there initial buy in? Is it transferable?
10-28-18, 06:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,262
Posted By zebede

I am convinced that an experienced frame builder...

I am convinced that an experienced frame builder can change the level of flex per design. My primary example is an 1980s Trek 720 touring bike. It was an "OK" ride when unloaded, but when you put...
10-18-18, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By zebede

Yes, good enough

Yes the mavics are more than good enough IMO.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-18, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By zebede

Make sure the hinge frame is not excessively...

Make sure the hinge frame is not excessively worn. I have owned a number of these and all were garage queens and under used so they showed no signs of wear. Make sure the frame hinge closes snugly...
10-15-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By zebede

ditto

My Mid 86 Miyata 610, daily commuter with 75,000 + miles on it has NOT worn out this plastic guide in about 10 years.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 264,382
Posted By zebede

Brompton For Sale

https://sarasota.craigslist.org/bik/d/brompton-type-folding-bike/6717364051.html
...
10-04-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By zebede

The Burly trailer I have is pictured below. It is...

The Burly trailer I have is pictured below. It is not a proprietary hub. It is a 100mm front hub....
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