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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,463
Posted By ttakata73

Java Neo...

Java Neo https://www.aliexpress.com/i/32929447336.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,102
Posted By ttakata73

I'd get a Brompton if you go on crowded trains...

I'd get a Brompton if you go on crowded trains since you can stand above a folded one easily. You wouldn't want to stand above a folded Birdy or I've since they are wider. Birdy has no luggage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By ttakata73

Coast Cycles also located in Spore had a very...

Coast Cycles also located in Spore had a very cool line of fat tired minivelos. Bet you could find one used eventually. https://www.coastcycles.com...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By ttakata73

Avoid carbon. I had one for my Dahon Dove and...

Avoid carbon. I had one for my Dahon Dove and could never get it to stop spinning with a plastic or aluminum shim. I heard the carbon crack too so switched to aluminum. I have a ti post on my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By ttakata73

Yeah, I'd get a 2 speed Brompton too. Hbird just...

Yeah, I'd get a 2 speed Brompton too. Hbird just doesn't seem compact enough if you need to carry it in crowds or put in a shopping cart.
If you're handy with a wrench Aliexpress has full ti frames...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,979
Posted By ttakata73

The bike seems OK for the money, but the...

The bike seems OK for the money, but the marketing makes me hate this brand. Having these titles on the webpage makes me think they are either a bunch of idiots or con artists trying to trick...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By ttakata73

I don't think any of the cheaper folders were...

I don't think any of the cheaper folders were designed for tall or heavy people. They seem to be mostly for shorter and lighter people under 6'/200lb unless you go with a Western brand like Brompton...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 336,396
Posted By ttakata73

I have a GT with the 1.9" Blackjack tires and see...

I have a GT with the 1.9" Blackjack tires and see no need to change for speed. I average 21kmh on my smooth track rides with a max size 58t chainring and the only reason I can't go faster is the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,486
Posted By ttakata73

FYI, good carbon supposedly has no fatigue life...

FYI, good carbon supposedly has no fatigue life so should outlast even titanium. No ti frame would be rideable at minute 5:10 of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5eMMf11uhM
There will soon be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By ttakata73

Mysterious indeed, I have never seen that frame...

Mysterious indeed, I have never seen that frame before. Such a well known brand but this is all I could find; some old auction.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 667,945
Posted By ttakata73

It would be interesting to see a ti minivelo from...

It would be interesting to see a ti minivelo from them. No one mainstream makes one off the top of my head. Only recall one that looks like a Tyrell on aliexpress.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By ttakata73

Gotta say; it ticks all the right boxes where...

Gotta say; it ticks all the right boxes where other minivelos fall short.
Disc brakes, no super tall/flexy stempost, fat tire options, all drivetrain compatibility, and all sorts of mounts for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,021
Posted By ttakata73

Update from my earlier posts. The super77 glue...

Update from my earlier posts. The super77 glue still allowed some spinning so I caved in and got an alloy post. I guess carbon seatposts and folders are not common for good reason.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,779
Posted By ttakata73

I don't fold my bikes too often so have been OK...

I don't fold my bikes too often so have been OK with Alligator ilinks on the Brompton and Birdy.
Aican Bangarus isn't very good even on my road bike since the segment liners overlap links. I have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,161
Posted By ttakata73

I would avoid the Hylix carbon wheelset for the...

I would avoid the Hylix carbon wheelset for the Brompton. The hub is wider so requires a cut down chain tensioner. Then mine had uneven spoke tension leading to broken spokes. Then bike shops can't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-19, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By ttakata73

From a quick glance I don't see how this is...

From a quick glance I don't see how this is different from a TSR.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,176
Posted By ttakata73

I think a flat top rear rack with even more...

I think a flat top rear rack with even more offset on the right (but not beyond the pedal width) would be more functional for standing and trolleying. Looks like they just stuck on office chair...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By ttakata73

I bought m7 ti bolts off ebay for my Brompton...

I bought m7 ti bolts off ebay for my Brompton stem. Not sure why either company wouldn't just use a more common m8.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
Posted By ttakata73

Finding this one would be your challenge. ...

Finding this one would be your challenge.
https://dahon.com/bikes/dash-p18-2/
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,336
Posted By ttakata73

Ugh, that's a serious hill. Now I see why you'd...

Ugh, that's a serious hill. Now I see why you'd want such gearing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
Posted By ttakata73

Every folder would be smaller than the photo...

Every folder would be smaller than the photo which looks like a full size 700c with the wheels taken off in a huge bag.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,081
Posted By ttakata73

I'd keep the old one to ride around. It's not a...

I'd keep the old one to ride around. It's not a race bike so no major performance benefit with an old vs new one if you ignore gearing. If you're not climbing big hills or have to speed along maybe 3...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,025
Posted By ttakata73

You can sew velcro straps onto any bag so they...

You can sew velcro straps onto any bag so they strap onto the Brompton rack, but it will be a pain to undo the straps all the time or walk around with a bag with a hard alloy rack rubbing your body....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,394
Posted By ttakata73

Looking at the frames, I would say the Tern is...

Looking at the frames, I would say the Tern is the most rigid with it's full rear triangle and hydroformed front. So it gets the power down best and hence fastest. Tern also has nicer folding...
Forum: Triathlon
08-05-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,483
Posted By ttakata73

Rim brake development has slowed down if not...

Rim brake development has slowed down if not stopped by the manufacturers.
Every faster generation of bike will have disc brakes.

I would get the BMC for the split stem, but I have no real...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 38,364
Posted By ttakata73

Brompton with the high stem and H bars seems most...

Brompton with the high stem and H bars seems most logical for OP for intermodal scenarios.
Money is not an issue so no reason to buy a clone.
Maybe carry a spare folding tire and tubes along with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,273
Posted By ttakata73

What are the roads like? Tire size would be my...

What are the roads like? Tire size would be my 1st criteria. I think you will endo on a Carryme.

If the trains aren't crowded then a 20" fat tired bike would probably be best since it will ride...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,282
Posted By ttakata73

I wouldn't doubt if that was made at the Dahon...

I wouldn't doubt if that was made at the Dahon factory anyway. Seems a solid buy. You're probably not going to ride fast since the posture is relaxed but that's common among folders. Just enjoy a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,460
Posted By ttakata73

By going to 20 you are getting a taller but...

By going to 20 you are getting a taller but skinnier tire so rollover will be better but less grip, less comfort, and more resistance.
I think for regular roads a fatter tire is safer and more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,408
Posted By ttakata73

The Visc seems like a good option with the big...

The Visc seems like a good option with the big tires. Now that I think more about it; I think the Birdy is worth a look. My logic is an aluminum frame with suspension should last longer than a rigid...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,408
Posted By ttakata73

Yep, seems the Helix might be worth the extra...

Yep, seems the Helix might be worth the extra wait and money. Brompton small tires might have you endowed off roading, Birdy might break in a few years, and BF seems impractical to fold several...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,601
Posted By ttakata73

Nice to see new designs but see some issues with...

Nice to see new designs but see some issues with this.
Wide fold, tiny roller wheels and the grip is so close to the ground when folded so would probably dig into the ground with just a few degrees...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,594
Posted By ttakata73

Pretty stylish vehicle. The reversed fork threw...

Pretty stylish vehicle. The reversed fork threw me off a bit.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,542
Posted By ttakata73

Looks like a fun and rigid ride unlike many...

Looks like a fun and rigid ride unlike many folders with lots of flex.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,718
Posted By ttakata73

Light off roading video, seems strong enough for...

Light off roading video, seems strong enough for the average usage scenario.
https://youtu.be/ihJQmtt39YA
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 29,186
Posted By ttakata73

Nice, hope they sell well. Too bad all these...

Nice, hope they sell well. Too bad all these clones don't use the opportunity to make the bike better. An integrated headset and a regular derailleur hanger would have been easy changes. I will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,089
Posted By ttakata73

Birdy because they continually improve their...

Birdy because they continually improve their product. It also rides fast (40kmh with 58t chainring) and is comfortable, but is not good for trains/bus since the fold is big and clumsy.
I like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,718
Posted By ttakata73

If I had to do a global tour and it had to fold n...

If I had to do a global tour and it had to fold n fly, this seems the best bike. Overbuilt steel goodness.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,226
Posted By ttakata73

Sweet find. This is probably one of the best...

Sweet find. This is probably one of the best travel touring bikes ever and might last forever. 7kg for a full size mtb is pretty great too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 667,945
Posted By ttakata73

Yeah, the seatpost is a weird choice and limits...

Yeah, the seatpost is a weird choice and limits comfort. I'm guessing it's a standard diameter and can be replaced? I am glad this project is finally happening. I would consider buying version 2 or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 34,054
Posted By ttakata73

This might be the nicest Brompton ever. Did you...

This might be the nicest Brompton ever. Did you record the frame weight? I wonder how much is saved over a steel one.

I wish the people that made these frame parts would do an integrated headset...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 336,396
Posted By ttakata73

Imperium Cycle Multi-s kickstand is overpriced junk.

Beware of the Imperium Cycle Multi-s kickstand because it is overpriced junk. Only 100km of riding and my kickstand bent a little. Then in another 50km it bent enough for the bike to fall over on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-18, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,566
Posted By ttakata73

I never said I took pictures, or had any...

I never said I took pictures, or had any questions, or interest in buying a new bike.
There's no reason to waste time asking a reseller questions about future products they know nothing about,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,566
Posted By ttakata73

Java Neo 20" Brompton style

I saw this new model at a bike show today and was told would sell for 18000THB but not available yet. These pics are from Aliexpress.
Looks modern with an alloy frame and disc brakes and smart cable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 336,396
Posted By ttakata73

That's a tough one if you want to see the raw...

That's a tough one if you want to see the raw aluminum. You can polish with metal polish, and then send it out to get a clear powdercoating, that's probably what Birdy did. Or you could send it to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-18, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,768
Posted By ttakata73

Interesting design. Does ot ride rigid or can you...

Interesting design. Does ot ride rigid or can you feel a lot of flex? The frame seems to be a box with the left and right tubes but so many hinges make me wonder about rigidity.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-18, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,706
Posted By ttakata73

Just found this similar frameset by Bourne. I've...

Just found this similar frameset by Bourne. I've never heard of this company. How they sell a $900 frameset with only 2 photos is a mystery. They had some complete builds but sold out.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-18, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By ttakata73

I am pedal bike guy myself, but there's a $10k...

I am pedal bike guy myself, but there's a $10k prize for a brand name that can be trademarked for these new bikes. I was thinking Nexus but Google owns that one so I gave up. I hope this bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,429
Posted By ttakata73

Since you already own a Brompton I would try...

Since you already own a Brompton I would try modding that one first; or consider a Rodriguez 6 pack. I have a Brompton M2LX with 58t chainring and 12t cog. I can can get up to 40kmh before my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,816
Posted By ttakata73

Wow, this is an entertaining thread with all the...

Wow, this is an entertaining thread with all the engineering. The handlebar cross brace; Bromptons should have that as standard since the stock bars are so flexy. Then a triple chainring, custom...
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