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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,321
Posted By ttakata73

This might be the nicest Brompton ever. Did you...

This might be the nicest Brompton ever. Did you record the frame weight? I wonder how much is saved over a steel one.

I wish the people that made these frame parts would do an integrated headset...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 213,282
Posted By ttakata73

Imperium Cycle Multi-s kickstand is overpriced junk.

Beware of the Imperium Cycle Multi-s kickstand because it is overpriced junk. Only 100km of riding and my kickstand bent a little. Then in another 50km it bent enough for the bike to fall over on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-18, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By ttakata73

I never said I took pictures, or had any...

I never said I took pictures, or had any questions, or interest in buying a new bike.
There's no reason to waste time asking a reseller questions about future products they know nothing about,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By ttakata73

Java Neo 20" Brompton style

I saw this new model at a bike show today and was told would sell for 18000THB but not available yet. These pics are from Aliexpress.
Looks modern with an alloy frame and disc brakes and smart cable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 213,282
Posted By ttakata73

That's a tough one if you want to see the raw...

That's a tough one if you want to see the raw aluminum. You can polish with metal polish, and then send it out to get a clear powdercoating, that's probably what Birdy did. Or you could send it to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-18, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,810
Posted By ttakata73

Interesting design. Does ot ride rigid or can you...

Interesting design. Does ot ride rigid or can you feel a lot of flex? The frame seems to be a box with the left and right tubes but so many hinges make me wonder about rigidity.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-18, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By ttakata73

Just found this similar frameset by Bourne. I've...

Just found this similar frameset by Bourne. I've never heard of this company. How they sell a $900 frameset with only 2 photos is a mystery. They had some complete builds but sold out.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-18, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By ttakata73

I am pedal bike guy myself, but there's a $10k...

I am pedal bike guy myself, but there's a $10k prize for a brand name that can be trademarked for these new bikes. I was thinking Nexus but Google owns that one so I gave up. I hope this bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By ttakata73

Since you already own a Brompton I would try...

Since you already own a Brompton I would try modding that one first; or consider a Rodriguez 6 pack. I have a Brompton M2LX with 58t chainring and 12t cog. I can can get up to 40kmh before my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,061
Posted By ttakata73

Wow, this is an entertaining thread with all the...

Wow, this is an entertaining thread with all the engineering. The handlebar cross brace; Bromptons should have that as standard since the stock bars are so flexy. Then a triple chainring, custom...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 213,282
Posted By ttakata73

Wow, that is nice. I like that it is a different...

Wow, that is nice. I like that it is a different design than the last version. Too bad they didn't hydroform the frame like the AL version. Although it will probably be much heavier than the AL...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By ttakata73

Velo Orange minivelo

https://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2018/10/introducing-new-velo-orange-small.html
Fat BMX tires and disc brakes among other features.
Seems a great rugged bike for air travel and commuting.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 213,282
Posted By ttakata73

Made an ID badge for my GT. The Shapeways...

Made an ID badge for my GT. The Shapeways versatile green is a bit brighter than my frame but I'm too lazy to paint it to match.
https://image.ibb.co/bXA2Sp/birdy1_painted.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 213,282
Posted By ttakata73

I found the 52t with 11-32 cassette too slow so I...

I found the 52t with 11-32 cassette too slow so I went with a Litepro 58t because its the cheapest of the big chainrings on ebay. You can see it on the previous page; post #1008...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By ttakata73

Well done. I hope you post pics of the bike when...

Well done. I hope you post pics of the bike when its finished.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By ttakata73

You could keep the old wheel and just use...

You could keep the old wheel and just use cassette spacers and 1 cog. Then maybe a chain tensioner if it doesn't have sliding deopouts. Pics of the bikes drivetrain would help.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By ttakata73

I would guess $400 is a good price for any hand...

I would guess $400 is a good price for any hand made in the US bike. I sound like a commercial so for the record I have never owned a BF or really have a desire to own one...yet, but I've been on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,141
Posted By ttakata73

Like most others I say keep it and mod it. ...

Like most others I say keep it and mod it. Trading any used object is almost impossible. I recall a test ride on a Verge and it felt much better to ride quick than a Brompton. Anyway most...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By ttakata73

Moulton XTB gravel bike

On the front page of http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk is this new bike teaser of a modern APB with BMX tires and Vbrakes. People often ask about light offroad duty with folders so maybe this is your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By ttakata73

The above is actually a very well done video...

The above is actually a very well done video showing the bike's features. I now remember this bike from 5+ years ago and still think its cool. I love the wacky if not dirty/dangerous external...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,893
Posted By ttakata73

Maybe Dahon is capitalizing on the Dove name like...

Maybe Dahon is capitalizing on the Dove name like how modern BMW/Mini cars are actually often large cars. Years back I had a purple SRA683 but it was called a Mantis back then because it sorta looks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By ttakata73

Also make sure that there is absolutely zero play...

Also make sure that there is absolutely zero play in the frame where the fold occurs. The frame hinge can be adjusted to be loose or tight. Naturally you want the two frame halves to be tightly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By ttakata73

I have an older B; probably from the 1990s, and...

I have an older B; probably from the 1990s, and it is off center as you describe. I recently got the Hylix carbon wheelset and that is also off center. I think fietsbob's logic is the reason it looks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,900
Posted By ttakata73

I think they went with a straight stem because it...

I think they went with a straight stem because it has a straight seatpost mount. The B's seatpost allows the seat to slide very far forward but this style of seatpost doesn't. I think they can sell...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By ttakata73

I'd also say the Strida is the most vertical...

I'd also say the Strida is the most vertical posture, but it has a unique ride quality because of this. Then a Brompton H would probably be second. Every bike, especially folding bikes have...
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