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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,542
Posted By badmother

I said MUCH negative nonsens. You write as if...

I said MUCH negative nonsens. You write as if your life depended on it. Who do you think bother to read it all?

This is what this forum is for:

"Folding bikes. Discuss the unique features and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,542
Posted By badmother

To the OP: Not sure what to quote since you write...

To the OP: Not sure what to quote since you write so much, and so much negative nonsens. This is not a discussion group for costumer service, "can the IN be trusted" or anything else. You are asking...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-18, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By badmother

Contact Yan and ask if there is a Downtube owner...

Contact Yan and ask if there is a Downtube owner in your area. Maybe he can help you with a test ride.
I think I remember there was some serious problems with stuff being lost from the Downtube...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-18, 01:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,542
Posted By badmother

So you found one negative thread in the last 5...

So you found one negative thread in the last 5 years? I would not be too concerned... Remember there are some really nasty costumers out there too....
05-17-18, 03:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,469
Posted By badmother

It depends on the dog and also where you ride....

It depends on the dog and also where you ride. There is no easy answer to this. Just google and read and see what others do and then decide what works for your dog at this stage of its life. I built...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,422
Posted By badmother

You need to fix that- NOW! :thumb:

You need to fix that- NOW! :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,422
Posted By badmother

If this si the kind of rack I had on my folder...

If this si the kind of rack I had on my folder (it is made to support a front basket) I would not think this is what the OP is after. You can not safely hang front paniers from it. it can be used to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-18, 02:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,282
Posted By badmother

https://www.google.com/search?q=picture+of+Brompto...

https://www.google.com/search?q=picture+of+Brompton+stems+compared&client=firefox-b-ab&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi9ubvC5InbAhXKiywKHdlWB4gQsAQIJg&biw=1355&bih=619
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-18, 02:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,422
Posted By badmother

Older frames are shorter so not the same size....

Older frames are shorter so not the same size. The 3 speed hubs used on a three speed Brompton is not the same as the 3 speed hub used (stock) in a 6 speed B. the one used on a 6 speed B is wide...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-18, 01:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,422
Posted By badmother

My Brompton is now 5x2 gears. It ia all about...

My Brompton is now 5x2 gears. It ia all about weight money and knowledge. Peopel put 8 speed hubs and more on theyr B`s.




No Brompton is "too old", it depends how it was treated and stored....
Replies: 7
Views: 2,322
Posted By badmother

I bet that was becouse it was a low profile...

I bet that was becouse it was a low profile trike.On the oneseater you sit as high as you would on a dining room chair.
Replies: 7
Views: 2,322
Posted By badmother

Take a look at the free plans for the xyz...

Take a look at the free plans for the xyz oneseater trike. I built one and love it. For some time I used two hubs (one hub mid mounted with two sprockets) and therefor two chains. I now converted to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-18, 03:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,422
Posted By badmother

How tall you are is not the main "problem" but...

How tall you are is not the main "problem" but the lenght of the legs (seat post height) ad what riding position you need. You can sometimes buy a longer seatpost (or have one made) or use a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,638
Posted By badmother

Me and son is wery lazy with helmets these days....

Me and son is wery lazy with helmets these days. I think we need to learn from your experiences and start using them again.:bike2:
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-18, 03:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,638
Posted By badmother

This is where your mistakes are. Stopp messing...

This is where your mistakes are. Stopp messing with the bike until you fully understand it!!

You had situations where your wheel and handllebar got unaligned and you kept riding without fixing it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-18, 02:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,989
Posted By badmother

the fold looks familiar... :innocent:

the fold looks familiar... :innocent:
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-18, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By badmother

Is the wire shifting between the two cogs...

Is the wire shifting between the two cogs properly adjusted? Wires stretch with use so after some time the gears are no longer properly adjusted. Search Youtube for a video or two explaining how to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,341
Posted By badmother

this is the hub I managed to get my hands on at a...

this is the hub I managed to get my hands on at a fair price (actually I bought a 20" wheel with the hub). Wery happy with it :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,341
Posted By badmother

The Sram hubs are still available but spares can...

The Sram hubs are still available but spares can be a problem later on. In case you did not know, Sturmey Archer also have dual drive hubs: They use a pull chain instead of the clickbox. Also the SA...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-18, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By badmother

Sorry to hear you fell. Finishing my trike today...

Sorry to hear you fell. Finishing my trike today (new drivetrain) to avoid just that, especially in the winter. Hope there is no permanent damage :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,038
Posted By badmother

Finally got around to installing the Nuvinci...

Finally got around to installing the Nuvinci today. The challenge on this bike is the chainline so that is what is giving me a headace, and that (Idlers and stuff) is what is going to get messed up...
05-04-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By badmother

Helo. I just installed my N360 today so no...

Helo. I just installed my N360 today so no experience. Maybe try to join this group and ask there:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Geared_hub_bikes/conversations/messages
05-04-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 346,686
Posted By badmother

Wow, that is a beauty! I think I want to be your...

Wow, that is a beauty! I think I want to be your friend to... ;)

(Or maybe I should just hurry up and rebuild my own Mixte... :thumb:)
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-18, 01:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,501
Posted By badmother

And they play the banjo? :innocent: Nice...

And they play the banjo? :innocent:

Nice colour. Stylish.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-18, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,111
Posted By badmother

If the rest of the bike is what you want go for...

If the rest of the bike is what you want go for it. It is not rocket sience to swap out a chainring!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,111
Posted By badmother

Could you find one with dual drive? Three...

Could you find one with dual drive? Three internal gears plus the regular external ones at the back?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-18, 01:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,038
Posted By badmother

Exactry what I expected after waking up...

Exactry what I expected after waking up :innocent:

I would still be testing for heel strike becouse of low rear carrier. Maybe it can be adjusted.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-18, 01:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,111
Posted By badmother

Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Gear Calculator...

Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,038
Posted By badmother

Ahh, I should have looked closer. To me a folding...

Ahh, I should have looked closer. To me a folding bike has 20" wheels or smaller so I just asumed you all think like me :o
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,176
Posted By badmother

I have a feeling that one did not feel so cool...

I have a feeling that one did not feel so cool after he landed... :cry:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,176
Posted By badmother

I can understand that. I am too far away to be...

I can understand that. I am too far away to be competition but there may be others... :lurker:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By badmother

I`ve had the same problems with Germans. They...

I`ve had the same problems with Germans. They ship where they want to ship... :D
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,176
Posted By badmother

I bought several folding bikes for my son (and...

I bought several folding bikes for my son (and for me). Especially his Mini Cooper folder is his favourite and it is the bike he picks over any other bike (I would guess he has got at least ten...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By badmother

The link is not visible becouse you are a new...

The link is not visible becouse you are a new member. For those who want to listen the link is here kind of disappearing but visible in the quote here


I`ll listen later. Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-18, 05:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,038
Posted By badmother

This bike has got the Dahon front rack: ...

This bike has got the Dahon front rack:

https://www.faltradxxs.de/dahon-dahon-speed-tr-touring-sram-x7.html

The tall rear rack on the same bike (or something similar) is what you need to carry...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-18, 04:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By badmother

https://www.faltradxxs.de/dahon-dahon-speed-tr-tou...

https://www.faltradxxs.de/dahon-dahon-speed-tr-touring-sram-x7.html

:D:D
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-18, 03:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,176
Posted By badmother

This is actually the best suggestion so far...

This is actually the best suggestion so far :thumb:

This is what my mother used to do "(your sisters and brother all agree so now it is up to you...") :twitchy:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-18, 03:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,176
Posted By badmother

Give us a link to help you judge if it is a great...

Give us a link to help you judge if it is a great deal or just a BSO (bike shaped object). :thumb:

The best deals are quality bikes that has a history as garage queens as in sitting in somebodys...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-18, 03:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,038
Posted By badmother

What is your plan with the rack? If you want to...

What is your plan with the rack? If you want to use panniers on the rear rack you need a tall rack or you`ll get heel strike. A tall rack is going to make the fold much bigger.

I would suggest a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,176
Posted By badmother

Money is not mentioned. What is the price of...

Money is not mentioned. What is the price of installing a hitch and buying a rack? If your father is worryed about the social aspect I bet he is not going to buy the cheapest rack. Around here...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,174
Posted By badmother

Wow. Congrats on your new bike! Buying lightly...

Wow. Congrats on your new bike! Buying lightly used is a smart thing to do. You get plenty value for your money if you find the right bike.

Now you know why we kept telling you to get a longer...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By badmother

Try here first: ...

Try here first:

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/

C H WHITE & SON - Serving Cycling since 1928 (http://foldingbike.biz/)

https://brilliantbikes.co.uk/184-bikes
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-18, 01:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,817
Posted By badmother

Take some time to investigate. Sometimes it can...

Take some time to investigate. Sometimes it can be cheaper to buy an item from a local seller instead of importing yourself. Also you do not have to wait 9 months to get your new toy :thumb:

We...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-18, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By badmother

We are talking the modern (but our of production)...

We are talking the modern (but our of production) SRF5W :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-18, 12:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,109
Posted By badmother

Never too late! :thumb:

Never too late! :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,785
Posted By badmother

I am in the process of shifting my Cambium to my...

I am in the process of shifting my Cambium to my Brompton. It is not working so well on the bike it is on at the moment and also I find I am sliding around on the B17 on my Brompton. The Brooks flyer...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By badmother

No need to take the wheel off to count, I did it...

No need to take the wheel off to count, I did it last night. Turned the bike upside down (or hang it up or even park it in kickstand mode). I used a pencil with colour, miy choice for the evening was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,208
Posted By badmother

I would think it is the standard 2 speed hub....

I would think it is the standard 2 speed hub. Peopel have started using three slim cogs instead of the stock two. You get them from butchering a 11 speed rear casette or you can buy them in titanium....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,109
Posted By badmother

I did it last autumn. Took the B on a train ride...

I did it last autumn. Took the B on a train ride to ride with some "local" B riders in a different town. That is when I realised I had not touched it for a while. My son did it this spring. He...
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