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Forum: Recumbent
02-26-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,569
Posted By violini

Since you mention that you also race...

Since you mention that you also race occasionally, the top choice is:

Cruzbike Vendetta V20

This is a front wheel drive moving bottom bracket bike. Don't worry about "pedal steer". It is very...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,838
Posted By violini

Yes, it was mentioned here quite some time ago....

Yes, it was mentioned here quite some time ago. You need to search with the key word " changebike ". I am going to Taipei in March and will try to test ride 702.
The price for a complete bike is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,556
Posted By violini

I was told last year that I could have one such...

I was told last year that I could have one such frame made for one thousand USD including air freight. This is the reason that I don't care for the Helix.
12-28-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By violini

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x575/_86_1__96e16d49998d3de380b244338ef901c7509fafee.jpg
From the above picture, the distance between front tire and down tube is quite...
12-27-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By violini

Thanks for the info. I browsed the ebay listing,...

Thanks for the info. I browsed the ebay listing, but couldn't find any carbon fork with 465 mm in length. My fork is 385 mm. It would be all right for me if the tire does not touch the down tube....
12-27-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By violini

I plan to buy a Marin Sausalito or Lucas Valley...

I plan to buy a Marin Sausalito or Lucas Valley frame from an ebay seller, randombike in Minnesota. I have yet to find out whether a carbon fork would fit these frames because some of Marin frames...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 63,498
Posted By violini

Fuji Marlboro Folding Bike

I would want one if it is available near where I live. There are several listed on ebay, but they won't ship it to Canada.


I was searching on the Internet the other day and came across a ...
12-17-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,450
Posted By violini

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscf1587_44a1e29b93c99d3e5b763641ef8e7c3192f32605.jpg...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-06-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By violini

I have the same problem with my Ti recumbent...

I have the same problem with my Ti recumbent frame. It's a front wheel drive, but the frame builder made the rear drop outs opening 132 mm. I am using an old 700C rear wheel with free wheel removed....
Forum: Recumbent
11-24-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,675
Posted By violini

Mbb

Why not shorten the chain further by using MBB design. You'll get the benefit of steering the bike with pedals and eliminate heel/front wheel interference.
700C wheels, 2x11 drive train, Thor carbon...
11-23-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,951
Posted By violini

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x800/s_l1600_929e07b78aba7b61e078652b04709bb2ee8e94ea.jpg
I ride a FWD/MBB bike, also keep my old road bike. I saw a new kind of noseless...
11-04-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,606
Posted By violini

Columbus steel frame: 1.64 Kg Wheel set : 1.4...

Columbus steel frame: 1.64 Kg
Wheel set : 1.4 Kg
Carbon fork: 0.37 Kg
Pedals: 0.165 Kg
About 16 pounds. This is a cheap bike, there is no need to use carbon fiber wheels.
11-04-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,606
Posted By violini

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1709/dscf1590_20b73badd91d1091a4aa564b46e850e138299775.jpg...
Forum: Recumbent
07-12-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,970
Posted By violini

Front Wheel Drive Moving Bottom Bracket Bike

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1130/p1010107_e766c1a31464ff38cb9a7f088f30b83020608b95.jpg...
Forum: Recumbent
12-14-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 348,082
Posted By violini

Pedal steer is the most beautiful thing in a MBB....

Pedal steer is the most beautiful thing in a MBB. The true meaning of the words is: you can ride the bike with pedal steer and with no hands.
Forum: Recumbent
12-14-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 348,082
Posted By violini

My T36

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1130/p1010107_2c7ec6036ff2560102b1c334e4cb8178c33c7788.jpg
Here is my titanium FWD MBB bike. It has Thor seat, home made cushion,...
Forum: Recumbent
12-10-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 348,082
Posted By violini

I will use 3Al2.5V alloy. If the main frame tube...

I will use 3Al2.5V alloy. If the main frame tube cannot be bent, I will have to use two sections to join together. But the shop manger told me that we should bend the tube first, then roll it into...
Forum: Recumbent
12-03-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 348,082
Posted By violini

I own a modern steel framed road bike, a hybrid...

I own a modern steel framed road bike, a hybrid bike for commuting in the city, a mountain bike, and two folding bikes, but have never had any experience with recumbent. Now I want to DIY one based...
Forum: Recumbent
11-10-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,623
Posted By violini

I've been researching recumbent bikes for quite...

I've been researching recumbent bikes for quite long time. After Maria of cruzbike arranged for me to try a Quest, FWD/MBB is the type of bike I want.


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steel frame road bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,280
Posted By violini

The frame of my BAHIS B3 folding bike is made of...

The frame of my BAHIS B3 folding bike is made of harder 7005 alloy, therefore there are 3 slots on the tube, no shim is used. My other folder (GOAL) and a road bike are made of 6061, and only have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By violini

There are two Peugeot listed on Winnipeg kijiji,...

There are two Peugeot listed on Winnipeg kijiji, I think both are 5-speed. One of them has been listed for ages. I don't know why no one wants it. These old folders are probably quite heavy and not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-12, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,949
Posted By violini

The Tern frame is very well made. When I was in...

The Tern frame is very well made. When I was in Taipei, I had the opportunity to look at a copy by Irland (Camaro). I wouldn't buy this copy simply because of the ugly weld at the seat tube. Another...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,949
Posted By violini

Dahon Mu Uno + 1 = Tern Due (an over-priced basic...

Dahon Mu Uno + 1 = Tern Due (an over-priced basic commuter bike 陽春車)

Unfortunately, one would have to pay triple the price for one extra speed. I think the old and the young Hons have very...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,141
Posted By violini

Unfortunately, I learned that those expensive big...

Unfortunately, I learned that those expensive big name bikes were not that well made after all. I would suggest that owners should protect the joint box with Saran wrap while on tour.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,719
Posted By violini

The price varies considerably, for example: ...

The price varies considerably, for example:
http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?21009157904569
http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?11091014855736
http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?21205074779813...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-12, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By violini

Why don't you DIY, it's a simple undertaking. ...

Why don't you DIY, it's a simple undertaking. Search in youtube, you'll see how it is done. You need 15mm (thin wall) socket, 15mm bicycle wrench, and a simple puller. The chainring and crank arms...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By violini

2 would fit into the trunk of my Chrysler SX2...

2 would fit into the trunk of my Chrysler SX2 (Neon) and 2 on the back seat.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,720
Posted By violini

There are two holes on each side of the mating...

There are two holes on each side of the mating surface. Install 2 tight fitting steel or aluminum studs would help.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,720
Posted By violini

It is a good folding bike over all for the price....

It is a good folding bike over all for the price. Enjoy your biking and don't worry about the noise, the bike will not fall apart any way, even those over $1000 big name bikes are not noise free....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,720
Posted By violini

Iron or aluminum alloy? If it weighs 14 Kg or...

Iron or aluminum alloy? If it weighs 14 Kg or more, it's most likely steel frame. Put your fingers on the junction box while sit on and off the saddle, you should not feel any movement at all at the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,101
Posted By violini

Back in the 70 and 80's when people talked about...

Back in the 70 and 80's when people talked about computers, it was always IBM and we paid a fortune for the machine. Where is IBM today? The name is still around but no longer making personal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,101
Posted By violini

The posts in this site seem to make people...

The posts in this site seem to make people believe that folding bikes are synonymous with Brompton, Dahon, tern, etc., and further down the line, such as Birdy, Bike Friday,....., and there are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,055
Posted By violini

I searched the Net, there was Fuji ORIGAMI, so...

I searched the Net, there was Fuji ORIGAMI, so the next one called itself ORi. From the user point of view, the method of folding does not matter to me because the folded size is limited by the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,055
Posted By violini

Are the bikes proudly made in USA? The folding...

Are the bikes proudly made in USA?
The folding method is probably not patented by Brompton. Any bike with rear suspension can fold that way, provided of course the hinge is on the front section. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,283
Posted By violini

I was new to folding bikes. In February this year...

I was new to folding bikes. In February this year while I was in Taiwan, I visited several stores specialized in folding bike in Taipei area. First of all, I must say that I am not the one really...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,669
Posted By violini

I flew in March from Taipei to Beijin by China...

I flew in March from Taipei to Beijin by China Airline, and Beijing to Toronto-Winnipeg by Air Canada with a folding bike in the luggage. They never asked what was in the luggage which was well...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,283
Posted By violini

I am not really crazy about bicycles, just want...

I am not really crazy about bicycles, just want some thing which serves my purpose. I tried 2 bikes made by Pacific Cycles, didn't really like them, besides I was not willing to pay US$2,000 for it....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,283
Posted By violini

First I searched the Net, such as:...

First I searched the Net, such as: class.ruten.com.tw
Then I went to the stores, (1) take subway to Taipei city gov. station, walk on Gi-lung Road to the end,
松山基隆路1段6號方程式單車工坊 ($85 aluminum bike,...
05-02-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,408
Posted By violini

I am a material scientist, not a bicycle...

I am a material scientist, not a bicycle repairman. Bicycles have been around for eons; the basic mechanism remains the same. More recent advancements are in using stronger and lighter materials for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,283
Posted By violini

I own two 20" folders: (1) 7-speed Shimano, 6061...

I own two 20" folders: (1) 7-speed Shimano, 6061 frame, 406mm rims, weighs 10 Kg $85 brand new; (2) Mexller BAHIS B3, 27-speed, 7005 aluminum frame, 451mm rims, 10.5Kg, very handsome bike, $265. Both...
05-01-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,408
Posted By violini

The Supercycle Tempo I bought from CT is a very...

The Supercycle Tempo I bought from CT is a very high quality hybrid bike, suitable for commuting and recreational use. It has a 6061 aluminum frame, and steel handlebar, stem, forks, and peddles....
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