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05-16-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 161,736
Posted By iamclaus

I have no need for this little cutie... but I...

I have no need for this little cutie... but I couldn't resist.

It needs a little bit of love, some new brake levers, the adjustment lever for the seat post, a longer seat post and a taller stem....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,640
Posted By iamclaus

I just get strange looks and the stupidest of...

I just get strange looks and the stupidest of comments...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-16, 12:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,640
Posted By iamclaus

I love my upgraded Breezer Zag8 folding bike...

I love my upgraded Breezer Zag8 folding bike because it allows me to ride at my convenience. I live in a small rural village and work in the nearest city, about 35km away by highway. Riding near home...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-16, 12:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,435
Posted By iamclaus

When I upgraded the drivetrain from the stock...

When I upgraded the drivetrain from the stock 8-spd cluster to a Sturmey Archer CS-RF3 3-spd internal hub with 8-spd cluster (http://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/cs-rf3-silver), I dumped...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-16, 12:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 48,638
Posted By iamclaus

If I didn't need my bike to fold, I'd be looking...

If I didn't need my bike to fold, I'd be looking towards a Vanmoof T series (http://www.motostrano.com/Vanmoof-T-20-Bike-p/vanmooft.htm)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By iamclaus

In Canada... I found the part I need at JV Bike...

In Canada... I found the part I need at JV Bike (https://jvbike.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=599_2_278_520_652&products_id=19098) in Vancouver, BC
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-16, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By iamclaus

Got caught by an opening car door, now bike is damaged...

A couple weeks back I was caught by a car door that opened just as I rode past. Took the door to the chest, got thrown into the next lane in front of traffic, etc...

After I'd gotten up, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-16, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 308,012
Posted By iamclaus

For those vintage fans out there... ...

For those vintage fans out there...

Extremely Rare 1940's Japan Folding Army Bike Vintage with All Original Parts...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-16, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 737,085
Posted By iamclaus

That US$49.99 bell looks awfully similar to the...

That US$49.99 bell looks awfully similar to the US$8 bell I got off eBay...
http://i.imgur.com/amTGk4Fh.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-16, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,602
Posted By iamclaus

I carry mine by one of the rails on the rear...

I carry mine by one of the rails on the rear rack, right behind the seat. Seems to be the balance point when folded up.
http://i.imgur.com/GgEU1ZFh.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-16, 11:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,420
Posted By iamclaus

For me, having a rack on a bike is essential,...

For me, having a rack on a bike is essential, much like fenders. I'm all for practicality, even if it adds weight and bulk to a folder.

On the rear is an Axiom Journey Adjustable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,010
Posted By iamclaus

My only bike is my folding bike, a Breezer Zag8...

My only bike is my folding bike, a Breezer Zag8 (frame by Oyama). I live rurally and riding locally doesn't interest me as the roads are narrow and traffic is unforgiving. I work in a nearby city,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,694
Posted By iamclaus

I found riding with two panniers on the front...

I found riding with two panniers on the front (~5kg each) improved my ability to ride without hands. I can manage close to 8 seconds with the panniers. An improvement from the unloaded 5 seconds.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By iamclaus

I flew with Air Canada from Calgary to Vancouver...

I flew with Air Canada from Calgary to Vancouver this summer with my bike... I had intended to pack it in a large suitcase and had called to inquire about policies, etc. I was told that if it's a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,161
Posted By iamclaus

I mounted an Axiom Journey Adjustable...

I mounted an Axiom Journey Adjustable (http://www.axiomgear.com/products/racks/journey/journey-adjustable-2429/) onto my 20" folder. The leg height is adjustable and the support arms to the frame...
Forum: Touring
08-25-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By iamclaus

Google Maps isn't much better. It routed me along...

Google Maps isn't much better. It routed me along a footpath for (thankfully only) 10 minutes, then told me to take the rather long flight of stairs through the bushes to continue on...
Forum: Touring
08-23-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,848
Posted By iamclaus

I've only done two short tours, both on a folding...

I've only done two short tours, both on a folding bike..

Q: Why aren't you riding a real bike?Q: Do you got to pedal faster on that thing? (referencing the 20" wheels)
Forum: Touring
08-21-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4,568
Views: 2,318,966
Posted By iamclaus

Here's my somewhat cheap ride.. ...

Here's my somewhat cheap ride..

http://i.imgur.com/D3EeXOjh.jpg

The bike is a 2008 Breezer Zag8 aluminum-frame folding bike with 20" wheels that I bought through Craigslist for $75 last year...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,088
Posted By iamclaus

To get an extra pair of bottles on mine I put...

To get an extra pair of bottles on mine I put them on the tall steering tube with a pair of Topeak CageMounts (http://www.topeak.com/products/Bottle-Cages/cagemount) with Topeak X-15 Adapters...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,265
Posted By iamclaus

Last week I rode 100km twice on mine, loaded down...

Last week I rode 100km twice on mine, loaded down with panniers, from North Vancouver, BC to Victoria, BC, and then back again a few days later. So thankful for the addition of a 3spd dual-drive rear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 308,012
Posted By iamclaus

Raleigh folding bike - $150 Lethbridge,...

Raleigh folding bike - $150
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (http://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/lethbridge/folding-bike/1074220745?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true)
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Forum: Touring
07-02-15, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,927
Posted By iamclaus

I'm considering flying from Calgary to Vancouver...

I'm considering flying from Calgary to Vancouver with my folding bike instead of driving out. Were your folding bikes packed in boxes, or were they fine on their own just folded up?

Any info is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 653,361
Posted By iamclaus

I'm curious why you chose to use a...

I'm curious why you chose to use a seatpost-mounted rack instead a regular rack?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,297
Posted By iamclaus

I did remove the grub screw, but the hinge pin...

I did remove the grub screw, but the hinge pin wouldn't budge. Considerable force was applied. I opted to shim the hinge instead, ride it for this season, save up my pennies and consider selling the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 323,385
Posted By iamclaus

461176 Two punctures on the same day... fun...

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Two punctures on the same day... fun times...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,297
Posted By iamclaus

The original pin is still in the hinge. The bolt...

The original pin is still in the hinge. The bolt you see was threaded into the pin when I tried to remove the pin. I wasn't able to remove the pin without resorting to a lot of force. Couldn't remove...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,297
Posted By iamclaus

I have a Breezer 20" folding bike (supposedly a...

I have a Breezer 20" folding bike (supposedly a licensed Dahon P8 frame?) that also has fairly significant play in the hinge pin. My solution was to shim the gap between the clamped frame.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-15, 11:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,951
Posted By iamclaus

So, I bought a cheap calliper-mounted rack...

So, I bought a cheap calliper-mounted rack similar to the one posted earlier.

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It's a bit wider than I was expecting for the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,951
Posted By iamclaus

Thanks for the helpful reply. I...

Thanks for the helpful reply.



I noticed that, but chanced a reply. Even sent one through the user's Flickr account, too.

That said, I suppose I'll be more careful about adding replies to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,951
Posted By iamclaus

Resurrecting an old thread... How does it...

Resurrecting an old thread...

How does it affect the fold? And why didn't you mount it so it was level, rather than tipped backward?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 323,385
Posted By iamclaus

And so they are.. they were like that when I...

And so they are.. they were like that when I bought the bike. I'll be re-doing the handlebar setup, dumping the grip shift in favour of lever shifters and getting new grips with stubby bar-ends. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 653,361
Posted By iamclaus

SRAM makes a 3-speed internal hub that will...

SRAM makes a 3-speed internal hub that will accommodate my 8-speed cluster and the click box won't interfere with my derailleur, either. I just ordered it at my local bike shop today.
Forum: Introductions
05-07-15, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By iamclaus

Greetings from Southern Alberta

Hello.. new arrival here..

I used to be an avid casual cyclist prior to moving from the Vancouver, BC area to a rural area 30km outside of Lethbridge, Alberta. After a few disappointing attempts...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-15, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 653,361
Posted By iamclaus

Hello.. new arrival here.. I have a pair of...

Hello.. new arrival here..

I have a pair of folders made by Breezer, based on the Dahon D7 frame style. One is a Zag8 with an 8spd SRAM SX4 drivetrain, the other is a Zig7 with a 7spd SR Suntour...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-15, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 323,385
Posted By iamclaus

My Breezer Zag8 by the Kinsol Trestle on the...

My Breezer Zag8 by the Kinsol Trestle on the south end of Vancouver Island.
http://i.imgur.com/F178IHW.jpg



And again in Vancouver, looking over to Granville Island......
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