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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By Jipe

I have a S bar Brompton and I am also about 1m79....

I have a S bar Brompton and I am also about 1m79. The S bar fits perfectly.

But you should also look at the saddle position.

The Brompton pentaclip on which the saddle is mounted allow for two...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 771,396
Posted By Jipe

I do not know for the Helix Tubolito but I bought...

I do not know for the Helix Tubolito but I bought two ETRTO406 Tubolito's for my Moulton.

These two were one after the other replaced for free by Tubolito due to leaks around the valve.

One of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 771,396
Posted By Jipe

This Donnelly MXP tire 32x507 is really a low...

This Donnelly MXP tire 32x507 is really a low pressure tire, only 1.7-3.1bar for a 32mm wide tire is very low especially for a tire which isn't tubeless.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Jipe

Yes, that's the Expedition rear rack. FYI.,...

Yes, that's the Expedition rear rack.

FYI., if you want to put rear pannier and place them very much at the rear to avoid to touch them with your heels when pedaling, you need to swap the original...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Jipe

Congratulation ! If you didn't yet, I advise...

Congratulation !

If you didn't yet, I advise to add the folding expedition rear rack.

Its very nice both to carry rear pannier and to park the bike with the rear wheel folded like done with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 447,009
Posted By Jipe

They choose an high end race road crankset (which...

They choose an high end race road crankset (which is almost the only high end component on this expensive high end bike) with the chainline of a race road bike but indeed they should have adapted the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 447,009
Posted By Jipe

I think there is a misunderstanding about the...

I think there is a misunderstanding about the type of Birdy.

JRat had a Riese & Müller Birdy City, not a Pacific Cycles Birdy 9SP STD.

The Birdy City from Riese & Müller has a Shimano Nexus IGH...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By Jipe

Did you ride with this setup with a loaded bag? ...

Did you ride with this setup with a loaded bag?

My experience is that the bag fastening on the bag frame must be totally rigid without any play otherwise when the bag is heavy, it generates...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,992
Posted By Jipe

Vello is making another type folding rear rack...

Vello is making another type folding rear rack for the Vellobike that doesn't fold automatically but folds very fast and accept rear pannier....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,992
Posted By Jipe

It is placed exactly as the folding rear rack of...

It is placed exactly as the folding rear rack of the Birdy = high so that it allows classic rear pannier, but doesn't fold automatically like the rack of the Birdy....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,992
Posted By Jipe

Yes, common with several small wheel bikes. ...

Yes, common with several small wheel bikes.

But not all.

The folding rear rack of the Birdy allow to use big rear pannier without hitting them with the heels.

The same should be possible...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 447,009
Posted By Jipe

Yes, most spiders are made for two chainrings but...

Yes, most spiders are made for two chainrings but the Birdy is supposed to be a single chainring bike. On the Brompton, also single chainring, the spider is made to accept only one chainring.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,627
Posted By Jipe

I am afraid that it won't be possible to use a...

I am afraid that it won't be possible to use a front bag with a drop bar,it will hit the bag !
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Jipe

Its the same for all small wheel sizes ! ...

Its the same for all small wheel sizes !

Finding a ETRTO406 tire in stock in a bike shop is also pretty difficult.

The only solution when traveling with unusual tire sizes is to carry spare...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Jipe

Few have Birdy for test ride. But all can...

Few have Birdy for test ride.

But all can order it and sell it and all can maintain it and order spare parts if needed from Riese & Muller.

Spare is more a problem for the Tyrell Ive for which...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Jipe

I count 22 Riese & Müller dealers in great Paris...

I count 22 Riese & Müller dealers in great Paris (75, 78, 92, 94).

Anyway, I own several bikes of brands with few dealers (Moulton, Hase, Passoni) It has never been a problem since as the Birdy,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Jipe

Indeed, ETRTO355 is a little bit more unusual...

Indeed, ETRTO355 is a little bit more unusual than ETRTO349 but only because there are many Brompton dealers because both are difficult to find. Note that the Tyrell Ive also use ETRTO355 wheels.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Jipe

It will be very difficult to test the Tyrell Ive...

It will be very difficult to test the Tyrell Ive as Boxbike is the only one I know selling it in Europe. The Tyrell Ive accept wide tires like the Big Apple 50x355 and the Black Jack MTB tire...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Jipe

Brompton, Tyrell Ive and Birdy all roll on small...

Brompton, Tyrell Ive and Birdy all roll on small easy wheels when folded and all fit folded into a supermarket caddy.

The Tyrell Ive Sport is a nice folding bike, very well manufactured but as far...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Jipe

Yes, the Birdy is bigger folded than the...

Yes, the Birdy is bigger folded than the Brompton.

But since its third generation Birdy 3 only marginally bigger (the Birdy 2 that loks very similar to the current Birdy 3 was bigger when folded)....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 03:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Jipe

The ride on good average roads is indeed OK, so...

The ride on good average roads is indeed OK, so really feasible even for long distances but its not as fast as a Birdy.

If you want to use your bike for several days bike travel, I definitely...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Jipe

I am not sure about the benefit of a 20"/ETRTO406...

I am not sure about the benefit of a 20"/ETRTO406 Brompton vs. its original ETRTO349 wheels.

If it is to only being able to use relatively narrow tires 28mm or 32mm max) it won't improve the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Jipe

I have several small wheels bike (and also large...

I have several small wheels bike (and also large wheel ones).

The Brompton is Ok on good to average roads.

But on very bad roads, cobbles or off road, its really uncomfortable and you must slow...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Jipe

In your list, there are two very different kind...

In your list, there are two very different kind of folding bikes.

First, small folded, fully folding bikes, the Birdy and Brompton

Second, much bigger folded, not fully folding bikes because he...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 771,396
Posted By Jipe

So, excepted if somebody accepts to dismount its...

So, excepted if somebody accepts to dismount its original ETRTO507 front wheel to reuse the hub, does Helix sell spare front hub ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 447,009
Posted By Jipe

I measure also about 51mm on the Birdy Touring...

I measure also about 51mm on the Birdy Touring 10s pictured above.

This distance is to the middle of the chain place on the single chainring (which is not a correct measurement for a double...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,817
Posted By Jipe

It was this shop: https://fietsenniclaes.be/ its...

It was this shop: https://fietsenniclaes.be/ its not on their website but the website doesn't show all what they sell, only part of what they have currently in stock, don't know if they till sell it ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,817
Posted By Jipe

I know bike shops in Belgium selling the Ori M10....

I know bike shops in Belgium selling the Ori M10.

I had the opportunity to test it.

Its not a bad bike but it has major drawback:
- Its a bike made for Asiatic people, not for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 771,396
Posted By Jipe

The front fork of Helix is a proprietary lefty...

The front fork of Helix is a proprietary lefty single arm folding fork, as far as I know, it uses a proprietary front hub.

I do not think that a Cannondale Lefty front hub will be usable on Helix ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 771,396
Posted By Jipe

Yes, like almost all bikes with disc brakes, its...

Yes, like almost all bikes with disc brakes, its possible to mount smaller wheels.

It will of course have some side effects like placing the bottom bracket closer to the ground.

But moving from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,817
Posted By Jipe

In the bike industry, light means expensive,...

In the bike industry, light means expensive, superlight means super-expensive.

Due to the folding, a folding bike is heavier than a classic diamond frame bike. So making it superlight at the same...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jipe

If I remember well, there were pictures of a...

If I remember well, there were pictures of a Moulton with Kuosac ETRTO369 tires published in "The Moultoneer" magazine some ties ago ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-21, 02:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,433
Posted By Jipe

I do not know if they work as well as the Ridea...

I do not know if they work as well as the Ridea but the manufacturing isn't as beautiful as the Ridea.

The announced weight is also higher.

I bought some other components from Litepro, they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 447,009
Posted By Jipe

Thanks for the interesting information. On a...

Thanks for the interesting information.

On a Birdy 3 Touring with 10s derailleur, there is a 1mm spacer on the left side.

Like on your bike, I cannot see if there is a spacer or not on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jipe

There were pieces of the strozzapreti 25x369...

There were pieces of the strozzapreti 25x369 tested in "The Moultoneer" and I found a site who listed them. (https://bikestation.id/products/joseph-kuosac-strozzapreti-25-369-racing-tire)
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jipe

You are right, they seems still available...

You are right, they seems still available (https://www.traditionalcycleshop.co.uk/moulton-spares/bridgestone) but 45GBP for one tire !

Probably cheaper in Japan ?

There was also an announcement...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jipe

Yes, I also read that in "The Moultoneer" (they...

Yes, I also read that in "The Moultoneer" (they talk about high quality 17” tires from Schwalbe and Bridgestone, but difficult to call the Kojak a "high quality" tire and its the only one in ETRTO369...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 447,009
Posted By Jipe

The only Birdy disc front hub measurements I have...

The only Birdy disc front hub measurements I have is for the front dynamo hub. For the wheel set I made, I used Hubsmith Birdy disc front hub...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 447,009
Posted By Jipe

You need to rebuild a new wheel with a new hub...

You need to rebuild a new wheel with a new hub and (most probably due to a different length) new spokes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 37,028
Posted By Jipe

The Big Apple 50x305 is still listed on the...

The Big Apple 50x305 is still listed on the Schwalbe website. (https://www.schwalbe.com/en/tour-reader/big-apple)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,180
Posted By Jipe

There are many very different folding bikes. ...

There are many very different folding bikes.

The differences between models of folding bikes is much bigger than between different models of road bikes or mountain bikes or gravel bikes.

Its...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 447,009
Posted By Jipe

Birdy are equipped with external bearings ! ...

Birdy are equipped with external bearings !

I am curious to know if R&M adapted the chainline for the Rohloff Birdy compared to the Nexus 8 Birdy.

Replacing your Nexus 8 Birdy by a Rohloff...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,180
Posted By Jipe

When I look at your bike, besides a possible...

When I look at your bike, besides a possible problem with the rear shock, I see that the transmission is very short, too short.

The cassette is a normal one without a very small cog and the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,566
Posted By Jipe

The stem of the Birdy is proprietary, it cannot...

The stem of the Birdy is proprietary, it cannot be replace by anything else.

You can try to buy one from the Pacific Cycles online store: 10 degree...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jipe

The front bobbing doesn't happen with an...

The front bobbing doesn't happen with an efficient pedaling, i.e. on the saddle with a high, regular pedaling cadence (and even better with clipless pedals).

Now, the Moulton, whatever the model,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 447,009
Posted By Jipe

Adding front derailleur and having two chainrings...

Adding front derailleur and having two chainrings that extend the gearing range is the best option because increasing the sprocket will reduce the upper range.

Some pictures of a factory two...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jipe

Based on my own experience of (heavily) upgrading...

Based on my own experience of (heavily) upgrading a Brompton and having also Moulton and Birdy Bikes for comparison, whatever is done, a Brompton will never provide the performances of a Moulton or a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 771,396
Posted By Jipe

Yes, the Marathon Green are good tires. Marathon...

Yes, the Marathon Green are good tires. Marathon Mondial folding even better.

The Marathon Mondial doesn't exist in ETRTO507, the Marathon is 47x507 (like Marathon Plus), too wide for Helix.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Jipe

I would also recommend wide tires, 2"/50mm. ...

I would also recommend wide tires, 2"/50mm.

Its also the reason why after reading your request I was mentioning the Birdy: front+rear suspension, tires up to 50mm with mudguards installed (a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Jipe

You are right, there are indeed two sizes called...

You are right, there are indeed two sizes called 20".

But the ETRTO406 isn't only BMX, there is a wide choice of tires from high performances road tires (Schwalbe Pro-one for instance) to balloon...
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