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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By jur

Hi all, just saw the name mention... Nice story...

Hi all, just saw the name mention... Nice story about Peter Reich.

I think the Ti Swift he is referring to must be of his own design. There was an interested party for a Ti Swift a year or so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,550
Posted By jur

That' exactly what I did. I also introduced...

That' exactly what I did.

I also introduced a suitably sized silicone O-ring under the bottom clamp. to absorb riding shocks. I found that no matter how hard I torqued the clamps down (without...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,550
Posted By jur

It's still there, sitting unused, waiting to be...

It's still there, sitting unused, waiting to be sold. Along with the black Xootr Swift.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,550
Posted By jur

My bike stable has been static for a good number...

My bike stable has been static for a good number of years now - Ti Swift, Moulton, Brompton S2X. Of course a few mods have been done, most importantly on the Moulton, I put a Bafang mid drive on it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,550
Posted By jur

I got an email about a name mention or I would...

I got an email about a name mention or I would not have known.

About the Swift geometry:

It is true that the only specific design change I made was the top tube length (other than the top tube...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,984
Posted By jur

Don't bother contacting Tern. I wouldn't trust...

Don't bother contacting Tern. I wouldn't trust the answer.

Going by your date I think it is good. It does have additional reinforcing at the bottom which as far as I know the originals didn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,984
Posted By jur

Unfortunately this looks like it is not the new...

Unfortunately this looks like it is not the new generation frame. Tern suffered a significant frame snapping epidemic, there is a thread here about it. Tern upgraded the frame welds before the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,984
Posted By jur

You misunderstood. I need to check if your bike...

You misunderstood. I need to check if your bike frame is new generation. Need pic. DO NOT tour on older gen.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-18, 04:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,984
Posted By jur

I wasn't going to come back due to the totally...

I wasn't going to come back due to the totally unfair banning of Thor but in the interest of safety I must ask you to post a clear photo of the *underside* of the frame hinge area, clearly showing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,324
Posted By jur

By my reckoning, backers bikes should see...

By my reckoning, backers bikes should see delivery by June '18 earliest. Non-backers? Another 6 months.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By jur

I have had no problems with punctures - not zero...

I have had no problems with punctures - not zero punctures, but very very few. I tried all sorts of other brands and types... Comets are in my experience way better than others for road riding....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By jur

That seems wrong. I've used both versions and it...

That seems wrong. I've used both versions and it is the same product except for those mentioned differences. My plain version is 265g. Just weighed it, bought actually from them couple of months ago....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By jur

The Kevlar version has a Kevlar anti-puncture...

The Kevlar version has a Kevlar anti-puncture belt and reflective side stripe which make it more expensive. Otherwise they are identical. I bought a pair of the plain ones last month. The recumbent...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By jur

Links please?

Links please?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,348
Posted By jur

I wonder if David Hon has even one of these...

I wonder if David Hon has even one of these himself. They might want it for their museum assuming they have one. Thor?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 947
Views: 200,054
Posted By jur

That would spoil the looks. You should ride it as...

That would spoil the looks. You should ride it as is.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,348
Posted By jur

A very nice stainless example. Definitely a...

A very nice stainless example. Definitely a keeper. If you ever want to move it, try to ensure the far east markets see your sale - they are sought after.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,470
Posted By jur

Wow congrats!! We will need to catch up next time...

Wow congrats!! We will need to catch up next time we visit. Nothing planned yet.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,470
Posted By jur

Wait... Your NS?? Did you sell all your Alfas?

Wait... Your NS?? Did you sell all your Alfas?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,348
Posted By jur

You can always put your images at a free place...

You can always put your images at a free place such as photobucket, and then post IMG links.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/juried/Ti%20Swift/DSC_0490_fixed_zpsraflrppp.jpg~original...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-18, 02:56 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 236,958
Posted By jur

While I never even tried 3rd party suspension...

While I never even tried 3rd party suspension elements on my Birdy, I am very sceptical there is any real advantage wrt purely suspension performance. There may be other reasons though.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-18, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By jur

I have seen pics of ppl touring with that Hasa,...

I have seen pics of ppl touring with that Hasa, perhaps on their website. With a trailer suitcase I think. Was a good while ago.

While I have a reasonable amount of touring experience with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-18, 03:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,445
Posted By jur

Could that be an OEM Dahon rebrand? There's tools...

Could that be an OEM Dahon rebrand? There's tools much exactly the same. Even the handlepost looks identical.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By jur

+1 Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary Sa - So...

+1
Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary Sa - So (http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_sa-o.html#saddle)
A Comfortable Bicycle Saddle (http://sheldonbrown.com/saddles.html)
Leather Saddles...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By jur

How does rider weight affect the pressure you...

How does rider weight affect the pressure you choose? (I hope you're not going to say heavy riders must use less pressure as it adds up or something like that... :) )
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-18, 03:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,470
Posted By jur

I took one look at your AM Speed in stainless and...

I took one look at your AM Speed in stainless and decided I need one. I figured if I sold my 2 APBs I might swing it. Took a look at the price... Yeeaaahhh. Right. I would not pay that. I could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,324
Posted By jur

The newsletter seems to be referring to that sent...

The newsletter seems to be referring to that sent to people who requested to be kept updated, who are not backers but interested parties. So that would mean info suitable for the general public l am...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,324
Posted By jur

Probably during this coming weekend.

Probably during this coming weekend.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,433
Posted By jur

Another SPD vote for A530 from Shimano. SWMBO & I...

Another SPD vote for A530 from Shimano. SWMBO & I have toured extensively and have settled on those. I use Keen cycling sandals exclusively even in coldest weather. They are quite comfortable to walk...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,801
Posted By jur

According to that pic the velcro strap seems to...

According to that pic the velcro strap seems to be for strapping the cables to the handlepost.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,563
Posted By jur

Yeah that saddle is a bit like the pig with...

Yeah that saddle is a bit like the pig with golden nose ring... in this case the saddle is the pig. Just sayin... :innocent:
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,324
Posted By jur

Im guessing at this stage that we're looking at 6...

Im guessing at this stage that we're looking at 6 months for deliveries of backer bikes, and another 6 for pre-order bikes. Pure guess based on historical perspective. We now know that welding of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,940
Posted By jur

To me the Curl is ugly.

To me the Curl is ugly.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,759
Posted By jur

Good point. Those are badly built.

Good point. Those are badly built.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,324
Posted By jur

no, that's the one.

no, that's the one.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-18, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By jur

The only old Dahons worth having for their own...

The only old Dahons worth having for their own sake are these stainless Mariners. Stainless steel bikes are a rarity in themselves, and those Mariners are probably the only folding ones out there....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,324
Posted By jur

There is also a team photo of the 4 people who...

There is also a team photo of the 4 people who worked to bring the 1st fully automatically welded frame into being, with all the frame parts of that 1st frame in the foreground on a bench. It exists.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,668
Posted By jur

These bikes have flex, yes. Long stalks and...

These bikes have flex, yes. Long stalks and single frame tube, nothing to be done. Just make sure all hinges are firmly closed and NEVER ride with sloppy hinges especially the handlepost hinge. Sure...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,668
Posted By jur

The Speed is a very nice bike and my favourite of...

The Speed is a very nice bike and my favourite of all the Dahons.

Also check extras such as mudguards and the rack, the speed is often spec'ed bare bones while the Mariner has the lot. Check the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-17, 04:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,668
Posted By jur

Speed has had some cracking problems. Right in...

Speed has had some cracking problems. Right in the stress relief hole of seat tube. Right behind it is the seatstay so it is easy to see why.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-17, 04:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,470
Posted By jur

Basically when you pedal out of the saddle the...

Basically when you pedal out of the saddle the entire body gets a vertical up down motion which takes extra energy. But with front suspension, with the latter part of the down stroke of the pedal,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,804
Posted By jur

Also curious what shot-in tubing is...

Also curious what shot-in tubing is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-17, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,507
Posted By jur

That looks like a very neat build! :thumb:

That looks like a very neat build! :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,804
Posted By jur

Please don't feed the Boy in Bali.

Please don't feed the Boy in Bali.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-17, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,804
Posted By jur

As long as you're not interested in leading the...

As long as you're not interested in leading the peloton. My Moulton is my stiffest and most comfortable bike But I have always been acutely aware that it's slower.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,033
Posted By jur

I had a Dahon OEM bike with a little top tube...

I had a Dahon OEM bike with a little top tube like the Visc. It was a Yeah brand. I did a loaded tour with it, and commuted with it for quite a while, like a year or something, before selling it to a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By jur

As long as you stay with 406mm ERTRO sizing you...

As long as you stay with 406mm ERTRO sizing you will be good. There are 2 20" tyre sizes; the other one is 451mm. Typically that one is indicated in fraction of an inch width e.g. 20x1-3/8". The 406...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,312
Posted By jur

You should forget about the 1mm issue. You have...

You should forget about the 1mm issue. You have been misled about that. The info I posted is exhaustive and enough and sufficient.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,052
Posted By jur

As I experienced them: *Very* fast wear, and I...

As I experienced them:
*Very* fast wear, and I basically never rode in wet weather with them, so hardly any road grime; I was shocked at how often I had to replace disc pads compared to rim pads;...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-17, 02:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,204
Posted By jur

Why don't you Bali boys take it offsite.

Why don't you Bali boys take it offsite.
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