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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Clownbike

Tern Luggage Truss or Brompton Luggage Block?

The Tyrelll Ive has a mounting point for the Brompton Luggage Block on the front tube and it seems that the Tern Luggage Truss can also be fit. The Truss seems to mount the luggage further out and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By Clownbike

Thanks for the input folks. I have ordered...

Thanks for the input folks.

I have ordered an Ive from mybikeshop in Singapore. Total, including shipping to the US, was US$1480 and DHL indicated import duties will be US$173. so the total is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By Clownbike

US$1480, including a rear rack and shipping....

US$1480, including a rear rack and shipping. Waiting to hear back about possible import duties.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By Clownbike

Still nothing on shipping from RAD or bfold....

Still nothing on shipping from RAD or bfold. What's interesting is that when I had inquired with RAD about shipping for the Birdy Disc they replied that it was no longer available, but included no...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By Clownbike

RAD now only has one Birdy in stock, the Touring...

RAD now only has one Birdy in stock, the Touring Dual Drive, and at a very attractive price. My only hesitation is learning that SRAM has discontinued production of the Dual Drive and parts and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By Clownbike

Still waiting to hear from bfold and RAD on...

Still waiting to hear from bfold and RAD on shipping costs to CA.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By Clownbike

Thanks. I'll check them out. Innovari seems to...

Thanks. I'll check them out. Innovari seems to have their site set up for retail sales, including shipping info that is limited to their area. They have promotions and even mention their fulfillment...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By Clownbike

Thanks for the feedback folks. I've emailed...

Thanks for the feedback folks. I've emailed innovariaports about shipping to the US. They have the Ive for $1600 at the moment. With adding a rack it's the same price as a 2015 Birdy disc from RAD.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By Clownbike

Tyrell in the US, also BD-1?

Hoping to get some insight as to how to source a Tyrell Ive in the US. Apparently Japan EMS have changed their restrictions and now no longer ship bikes with tires installed. I have contacted them to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,011
Posted By Clownbike

Another contender is the Carryme. From what I...

Another contender is the Carryme. From what I remember, most said it was closer to riding a larger bike than the Strida. Have been contemplating one myself. Pacific Cycles...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By Clownbike

Rear swing arm is slightly angled to facilitate...

Rear swing arm is slightly angled to facilitate the rear wheel folding to the side of the main frame tube. Just checked mine and it is the same. Since you've removed the rear swing arm, pull all the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,473
Posted By Clownbike

I was very interested in this bike, but the...

I was very interested in this bike, but the Kickstarter time stretch, and that it is still in a quantum state, led me to pick up the BD-1 instead. Some interesting design and engineering ideas, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 267,784
Posted By Clownbike

Have done some upgrading/accessorizing on the...

Have done some upgrading/accessorizing on the BD-1. Added fenders, as I had a set on hand and like to use them anyway.
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The silver classic I have had the adjustable handlepost with an ahead...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 267,784
Posted By Clownbike

Hmmmm, so they are now sold as Birdy in Japan...

Hmmmm, so they are now sold as Birdy in Japan now, rather than BD-1? Still imported by Mizutani, or possibly brought in direct by the dealer?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 267,784
Posted By Clownbike

Those 2 wheeled things don't seem to be actual...

Those 2 wheeled things don't seem to be actual racks, but an accessory to let you wheel the bike around as mentioned and nothing more. I can see no way to use them to carry luggage or other items.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,583
Posted By Clownbike

Did a bit more research. Seems any 9 speed...

Did a bit more research. Seems any 9 speed derailleur will work, with a slight caveate. Utah Trikes Catalog - Trikes, Upgrades & Accessories (http://www.utahtrikes.com/ARTICLE-24.html)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,583
Posted By Clownbike

While researching the BD-1 it became apparent...

While researching the BD-1 it became apparent that the Capreo setup was extensively used on them. With an eye on future upgrades I began researching Capreo. What I found was that the derailleur,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 267,784
Posted By Clownbike

Do a search for Japanese auction sites and...

Do a search for Japanese auction sites and several will come up. Have only tried the EAJ site, so not sure how they differ.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 267,784
Posted By Clownbike

The rack is by Nitto, tho have seen a couple...

The rack is by Nitto, tho have seen a couple versions listed by various Japanese dealers in the past.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 267,784
Posted By Clownbike

Haven't had a chance to really try it out yet. A...

Haven't had a chance to really try it out yet. A few qick laps around our loop left the impression it was less 'bouncy'. Swapped the handlepost with the silver Birdy, as it had the adjustable version...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 267,784
Posted By Clownbike

The site is easyauctionjapan. The bumps in price...

The site is easyauctionjapan. The bumps in price were for VAT(dealer seller), domestic shipping between seller and EAJ, and shipping to the US(unknown 'till they get ready to ship). As it was a buy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 267,784
Posted By Clownbike

Hi Bruce - Total with tax, license, and...

Hi Bruce -

Total with tax, license, and dealer prep was about $1,400 landed and delivered to my door. The auction site has a calculator to check costs before bidding, but by the time it got...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 267,784
Posted By Clownbike

2012 bd-1

Wanted to replace the GoBike with another Birdy, but the pickin's are slim in the US so thought I would try one of those Japanese auction site surrogates. For some reason Japanese bike shops will not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-15, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By Clownbike

OP was looking for a separable, not a folder,...

OP was looking for a separable, not a folder, that would fit in a compact car trunk(boot). The Moultons also sport full suspension and are hand made functional works of art. Expensive yes, but they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,473
Posted By Clownbike

When I think back about the Dahon I used to have...

When I think back about the Dahon I used to have it make me appreciate the Birdy that much more, and paid less than $300 for a like new Speed P8. But like we used to say, different strokes...

The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,325
Posted By Clownbike

Nice little runabout Bruce. Usually don't like...

Nice little runabout Bruce. Usually don't like yellow, but it works in this case.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-15, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By Clownbike

For that kind of cabbage, why not just go with a...

For that kind of cabbage, why not just go with a Moulton?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 267,784
Posted By Clownbike

This shows one fellow's solution. It's in...

This shows one fellow's solution. It's in Japanese, but well documented in photos, including the front derailleur mount he fabbed.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By Clownbike

Wish you luck finding your bike, the nabe sounds...

Wish you luck finding your bike, the nabe sounds a lot like TJ. Do they do the throwing the dead dog in front of your car bit there as well?

Your writing style made for an enjoyable read, stranger...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By Clownbike

What was the 5LINKS like in the flesh? The fold...

What was the 5LINKS like in the flesh? The fold looks like it would give the Strida a run for it's money, but might handle a bit more conventional. Then I got to the carbon fiber Strida. Lovely bit...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By Clownbike

Pacific was well represented, some interesting...

Pacific was well represented, some interesting color schemes on the Birdys. Their front end also made an appearance on the LGS… Wonder if R&M's patent has run out.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,027
Posted By Clownbike

The For Trade Thread in Folders, #148...

The For Trade Thread in Folders, #148 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=148)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Clownbike

The GoBike handled like a full sized suspended...

The GoBike handled like a full sized suspended bike and folded almost the size of the Birdy. Somewhere on here is a thread showing both. Unfortunately I think it proved to be too expensive to sell...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 91,115
Posted By Clownbike

F/T - GoBike & Dahon Helios

Have to offer a completely original and complete GoBike and Dahon Helios. Both are in excellent cosmetic and working condition.

This GoBike is one of the last off the production line before they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By Clownbike

Front wheel of Birdy also folds to drive side,...

Front wheel of Birdy also folds to drive side, and rear wheel swivels up, under, and towards the opposite side of the frame tube, There is no hinge on the frame.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,848
Posted By Clownbike

One thing I've found with several brands and...

One thing I've found with several brands and types of folders is that chain length adjustment is important. The more slop, the more prone to dropping. Derailleur tension also seems to play a roll....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,477
Posted By Clownbike

Don't forget tools. Will need bottom bracket...

Don't forget tools. Will need bottom bracket socket, possibly two if the new BB has a different spec'd cup. Possible crank arm puller. If need to replace chain, chain breaker.

Highly recommend...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,473
Posted By Clownbike

Stroll into you nearest LBS and see how many are...

Stroll into you nearest LBS and see how many are completely made, components and all, in the country where their corporate headquarters are located, including the high enders.

Steel, Ti, CF, if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,473
Posted By Clownbike

There is the whole 24" wheels on bicycles does...

There is the whole 24" wheels on bicycles does not mean that the particular wheels are actually 24" in diameter. Bicycle wheel standards seem to be quantum in nature. If the 16 refers to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By Clownbike

Was this on the Onion?

Was this on the Onion?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,477
Posted By Clownbike

$100 upgrade on a $400 bike is not trivial,...

$100 upgrade on a $400 bike is not trivial, especially since the $100 may be just the start.
Going from a 46t chainwheel to a 58t will definitely change the bike experience. Which brings us to:

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,477
Posted By Clownbike

Replacing the crankset, chainring, and bottom...

Replacing the crankset, chainring, and bottom bracket will not be cheap. Lesser or greater depending on how far you want to go, especially if paying someone to do the mod. Here's the setup currently...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,477
Posted By Clownbike

Seems Dahon used both the Neos, and the Tourney...

Seems Dahon used both the Neos, and the Tourney on this bike. And there are two versions of the Tourney, hanger mount and frame mount. It looks like this Dahon uses the frame mount.

In any case...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-15, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Clownbike

Had to re-log on again... I thought that the...

Had to re-log on again...

I thought that the Remember Me thing was mostly to log you back on automatically when revisiting the site.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Clownbike

Just tried a longish post again with the same...

Just tried a longish post again with the same result. Had checked the 'Remember Me' box at time of log on. I use a password generator and noticed that after launching it to fill the log in fields,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Clownbike

Thanks, most of the forums I frequent don't...

Thanks, most of the forums I frequent don't require that once logged on.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Clownbike

Don't have this with the other forums I frequent....

Don't have this with the other forums I frequent. Other than the site, only the browser would have an effect such as this, and it has no control over how a site times out. I'm on a completely...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,477
Posted By Clownbike

It seems this bike uses the Neos derailleur. I...

It seems this bike uses the Neos derailleur. I tried upgrading an older Boardwalk and found it to be difficult. the Neos mounts in front of the axel, so a hanger has to be added somehow. If wanting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Clownbike

Constantly logged(or not) out.

Have been away for awhile and my recent experience has reminded me why I became frustrated with using these forums.

The site constantly informs me that I need to log in to post a reply, but when I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,125
Posted By Clownbike

I had a Dahon XX for awhile that came stock with...

I had a Dahon XX for awhile that came stock with a CF seat post. Beautiful and light weight. CF is not a problem if properly engineered and manufactured, and appropriate for the use. Before getting...
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