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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-17, 04:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,882
Posted By thugpipe

Well, I am debating between sitting on it for...

Well, I am debating between sitting on it for while and doing a ground up build using 451 wheels or taking all the parts from my respect cycles build i.e. the Java fork, and my custom disc/cassette...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,882
Posted By thugpipe

Got one

OMG I am so psyched, I managed to snag a mk2 piccolo frame set in black new off eBay I cannot wait to build it(I am all about single speed at the moment). There are still like 2 framesets on ebay...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

Well this project is about to take a turn! I...

Well this project is about to take a turn! I just acquired a Sillgey Piccolo frameset in black and I plan to take all the parts from this bike and move them on over! It was an eBay splurge! If you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-16, 04:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,882
Posted By thugpipe

Ok, so then what is the point of the topic? You...

Ok, so then what is the point of the topic? You personally have a problem with the aesthetics of small wheeled bicycles, not sure there is a solution for you. If you need a folder get a folder, if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,105
Posted By thugpipe

Honestly I don't fault the rims I was putting way...

Honestly I don't fault the rims I was putting way too wide a tire on that rim and stressed them too much, totally user error. The cliffhanger rims are great but they are very wide and really are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,105
Posted By thugpipe

The Aero heat rims are very nice although I did...

The Aero heat rims are very nice although I did manage to destroy the rear one because I had been running the 1.95" tires at 100psi I cracked the sidewall almost the whole way round, it was just too...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,458
Posted By thugpipe

you should totally develop a bike mounted steady...

you should totally develop a bike mounted steady cam using advanced chicken head tracking technology to stay cost effective!

https://youtu.be/_dPlkFPowCc
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

Well it's hard to say, I only test rode one of...

Well it's hard to say, I only test rode one of these for a few minutes and then I just built mine up from a framesets so I have very little experience with the stock fork. The top tube appears to be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 60,473
Posted By thugpipe

I dont presume to speak for anyone else but I am...

I dont presume to speak for anyone else but I am using the Shimano Zee shifter/derailleur on my 20in bike and it is a very compact package that tucks tight yet is specifically designed for wide range...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,882
Posted By thugpipe

Carbon fork version preferably, I really wish...

Carbon fork version preferably, I really wish they offered the CX with disc brakes but I would gladly make due with caliper brakes. Idealy I would like to get just the frame set and wheel set to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,882
Posted By thugpipe

that is my dream bike! I want one in spark iron...

that is my dream bike! I want one in spark iron so bad!!!!!!!

that said...not sure if this is what the OP is looking for...I mean he should be but, you know.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,882
Posted By thugpipe

I have owned a number of stateside available mini...

I have owned a number of stateside available mini velo bikes and i love them! today you have a few options:

the respect mini velo: Cromo frame/fork single speed $369 + shipping
I own one of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,266
Posted By thugpipe

The fork does have suspension, just look at the...

The fork does have suspension, just look at the little red thingys next to the dropouts on the fork.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,889
Posted By thugpipe

the NVO will fit on any 1-1/8" steerer so I am...

the NVO will fit on any 1-1/8" steerer so I am sure you can put it on there if you like.

yea I found a video of someone actually folding a P8 and I really don't like the handle bar fold with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,889
Posted By thugpipe

My one question about this new line of midtown...

My one question about this new line of midtown minis is what kind of stem are they using to achieve the 90 fold? My Silvertip used and NVO stem but on this dash P8 it simply lists a Dahon 3D forged...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,327
Posted By thugpipe

Ok so checking back in, I have been riding the...

Ok so checking back in, I have been riding the bike a bit more and folding it and carrying it around.

The fold really is the best part of this bike it's great though it is still quite heavy at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-16, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,889
Posted By thugpipe

You know I really have to wonder about this...

You know I really have to wonder about this argument cause I hear it way too often. First of all any bike of this type that was ever sold in the US was never widely available and has been a special...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-16, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,327
Posted By thugpipe

I don't think I am breaking new ground or...

I don't think I am breaking new ground or anything just sharing impressions and the point is to see how they evolve over a period of time, this first post is by no means my final word.

it is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,327
Posted By thugpipe

testing a loaner Brompton

So I have been wanting to ride a Brompton for quite some time now given how die hard the fan base is and I finally am getting a good opportunity. I have a really quite nice demo bike for the next...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,655
Posted By thugpipe

I just built up one of these framesets and I...

I just built up one of these framesets and I really like it got mine down to 18lbs. I have a thread in the forum detailing my build.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

yea the stock bike I though was fun but missed...

yea the stock bike I though was fun but missed the mark for me especially with the gearing so low forcing you to spin like a lunatic. With the mods I made I am really loving it, I didn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

Thanks, man.

Thanks, man.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

Yea, it feels like staying in the taller gear is...

Yea, it feels like staying in the taller gear is fine, as long as you keep up speed on the hill the pressure to maintain speed isnt all that great. That being said I am sure past a certain grade you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

Well now since changing the brake to the magura I...

Well now since changing the brake to the magura I have been riding this thing all over. This is the first single speed bike I've had for like 20 something years and I am enjoying it, I sailed over...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-16, 06:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,907
Posted By thugpipe

Well maybe I am misinterpreting the op but it...

Well maybe I am misinterpreting the op but it sounded like a minivelo, unless he meant a low single tube or a low diamond frame with a folding handle post of a typical folding bike just without a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-16, 10:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,907
Posted By thugpipe

Its called a minivelo and they are big in Japan...

Its called a minivelo and they are big in Japan and Asia but never took off in the states throw on a NVO stem and some folding pedals, done. We have the technology, we have the capability, now go...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

Ok so small update: I changed out the front brake...

Ok so small update: I changed out the front brake and replaced the Avid BB7 with a Magura MT2 hydraulic system
https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7708/27571791660_cb0338f418_z.jpg
I have found the new...
06-20-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 113,276
Posted By thugpipe

I hate to state the obvious here but if you...

I hate to state the obvious here but if you couldn't tell by now, there is no consensus on what is the right thing to do. This and any group is a conglomeration of opinions and you know what they...
06-17-16, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 223,401
Posted By thugpipe

Well then find a origin8 bully, I have fat tires...

Well then find a origin8 bully, I have fat tires on mine (20" x 1.95 maxxis hookworms) and horizontal dropouts although mine is setup with gears and disc brakes.
...
06-17-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 223,401
Posted By thugpipe

I am pretty sure the frame has clearance for 1.5"...

I am pretty sure the frame has clearance for 1.5" tires

I am running 1-3/8" tires
06-17-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 223,401
Posted By thugpipe

It a respect cycles minivelo, well that's the...

It a respect cycles minivelo, well that's the frame at least. I built it up with a Java carbon fork I got off eBay, shimano Zee cranks, a custom wheel set with velocity aeroheat rims and a BMX 9t...
06-17-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 223,401
Posted By thugpipe

Yes 20" (406) wheels, it's a respect cycles...

Yes 20" (406) wheels, it's a respect cycles minivelo.



Well that and the rest too really.



Mine! Get your own!
06-17-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 223,401
Posted By thugpipe

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7421/27120257704_6cc...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7421/27120257704_6cc67de67b_z.jpg
I just threw on the new carbon fork, it's a blast!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-16, 05:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

Well I installed the new fork and it is much...

Well I installed the new fork and it is much better than the previous one.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7391/27417961510_d85f1362dd_z.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

In the spec they say 320mm dropout to crown and...

In the spec they say 320mm dropout to crown and 350mm steerer
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

just got the new Java carbon minivelo fork today,...

just got the new Java carbon minivelo fork today, the quality looks excellent, it looks worlds better than the last one. I will try to put in on tomorrow afterwork if I can.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

My new Java carbon fork apparently arrives today!...

My new Java carbon fork apparently arrives today! Probably means I have to visit the post office tomorrow -_-
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,295
Posted By thugpipe

Where did this geometry come from, it doesn't...

Where did this geometry come from, it doesn't match my silvertip at all my head tub angle is more like 72.5 or 73 and to my knowledge they only offered 2 sizes L and M
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,346
Posted By thugpipe

well the issues with drop bar ends I see are that...

well the issues with drop bar ends I see are that you have no access to the controls in the drops and if you like positioning your hands on the hoods you are kinda SOL assuming you are keeping all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,295
Posted By thugpipe

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3789/12006328995_f03...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3789/12006328995_f03de30c35_c.jpg
06-03-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 323,621
Posted By thugpipe

love the minivelos those both look like the...

love the minivelos those both look like the bigshot polo. I was doing the bull horns for a while but in NYC I prefer the narrow flats for buzzing through traffic.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

well I have been a little disappointed with the...

well I have been a little disappointed with the silvertip lately, don't get me wrong it is a very nice bike but in comparison to both this bike and my bully it feels sluggish and inefficient. This...
06-02-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 323,621
Posted By thugpipe

Just got this together last night, I still need...

Just got this together last night, I still need to shorten the steerer a bit but what do you think?

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7724/27413560655_b5d02e75d9_c.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-16, 04:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

here is a more straight on image from the side in...

here is a more straight on image from the side in daylight

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7724/27413560655_b5d02e75d9_c.jpg

I am discovering that the cheapo carbon fork has way too much flex and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-16, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,801
Posted By thugpipe

My New Project: Mini Velo Single Speed

I recently decided I had too much money weighing me down and so started to build another bike.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7202/27131690580_e7d088bb18_c.jpg

I had a rim failure on my origin 8...
Forum: BMX
05-11-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 844
Posted By thugpipe

Odyssey Quartet Hub in 3/8 dropouts

does anybody have experience with this hub? is says it HUB COLLARS FEATURE
INTEGRATED 14mm FRAME SLOT ADAPTERS but I want to know if they come off and can I just use the 3/8 bolts in my dropouts?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 60,473
Posted By thugpipe

thats hilarious! I have wanted a tyrell for...

thats hilarious! I have wanted a tyrell for years now and this place is like a mile from my apartment! totally checking it out ASAP!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,917
Posted By thugpipe

wow, this response was a long time coming! ...

wow, this response was a long time coming!

to answer: I'm about 88kg my bike is about 13kg and I typically carry about 10kg with me. so a total of about 113kg riding on those tires. in fairness...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 91,621
Posted By thugpipe

I was looking to get rid of my Dahon silvertip,...

I was looking to get rid of my Dahon silvertip, preferably in the NYC area, the bike has low mileage and the lock jaw hinges are nice and tight, it has some nics in the paint on the down tube from...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-16, 05:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,405
Posted By thugpipe

that could be the case though I have found the...

that could be the case though I have found the silvertip to be the stiffest framed folding bike I have ever ridden being a true diamond frame. the two are very similar in form but there are a bunch...
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