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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 157
Posted By Schwinnsta

That does sound like it's worth waiting for....

That does sound like it's worth waiting for. After you are satisfied with the prototypes, how long til it comes to market?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,905
Posted By Schwinnsta

All steel weighs the same per unit of volume. The...

All steel weighs the same per unit of volume. The point of going with higher tensile steel is to reduce the weight of the frame by using less steel to achieve the same strength.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,646
Posted By Schwinnsta

Big Apple 50-305 BIG APPLE THE PIONEER OF...

Big Apple 50-305

BIG APPLE
THE PIONEER OF COMFORT. In its third generation...
US$32.00
RRP


...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,905
Posted By Schwinnsta

Origami Lotus...

Origami Lotus (https://www.origamibicycles.com/product/lotus/) looks alot like a FnHon and it is attractively priced, complete with hydraulic discs, too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Schwinnsta

I would also prefer a standard derailleur system...

I would also prefer a standard derailleur system if it were available. However, for a 6-speed, going to an additional gear to get 9-speeds works perfectly well with a nice even gear range. That was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Schwinnsta

Quite right to be skeptical here. For that kind...

Quite right to be skeptical here. For that kind of money, it had better work. A lot of the stuff out there is just bling. A couple of things struck me about this. It jumps from 12t to 16t, so it is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Schwinnsta

I don't think that would be compatible. Google...

I don't think that would be compatible. Google Bikegang he sells upgrade kits for Bromptons and Birdys and my guess is he will soon have complete kits and parts.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Schwinnsta

Check this out. On my 2014 H model which I modded...

Check this out. On my 2014 H model which I modded going from 12t 16t cogs to 12t 14t 19t cogs, I could go higher just by filing a small notch in the dropout. It would not compromise the integrity of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 417
Posted By Schwinnsta

I had a chance about five years ago to buy a...

I had a chance about five years ago to buy a stainless steel one for $100. I knew better.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,702
Posted By Schwinnsta

Has it been brought up that there appears to be a...

Has it been brought up that there appears to be a crack on the base of the post where the hinge pin installed?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Schwinnsta

Thanks for the description. I have yet to try...

Thanks for the description. I have yet to try brazing. On another of your projects, you routed aluminum. I have not had the nerve to that, either. I did use the torch to remove the heat treat from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Schwinnsta

How did you make it. What did you start with?

How did you make it. What did you start with?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Schwinnsta

Nice work. Let us know how it works out.

Nice work. Let us know how it works out.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Schwinnsta

0.63 Nm = 5.6 inch pounds. Check out...

0.63 Nm = 5.6 inch pounds. Check out McMaster-Carr torsion springs. Determine torque you need and inside diameter. You won't have to over wind spring, and it should last. Unfortunately, you might...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Schwinnsta

Follow this advice, and you will only end up with...

Follow this advice, and you will only end up with a lighter Brompton. You still won't be as fast as you would on a road bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Schwinnsta

The first or main problem for the Brompton is its...

The first or main problem for the Brompton is its small wheels. With smaller wheels, the effects of bumps are magnified. Energy is lost by the suspension block, but it would be lost anyway, as your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Schwinnsta

Have you considered a Carbo folding bike?...

Have you considered a Carbo folding bike? Personally, I have no experience with ebikes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Schwinnsta

To start with, realize that it usually does not...

To start with, realize that it usually does not make much sense to custom build something that factories make. Brompton now makes a titanium bike. Yes, it is expensive, but building your own clone...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 579,154
Posted By Schwinnsta

[QUOTE=fatbikeGM;22565839]Apparently I can not...

[QUOTE=fatbikeGM;22565839]Apparently I can not even _quote_ URLs before 10 posts
So Ill rephrase my reply since the original text was lost:
Please use Loctite with whatever adapter you buy. Both...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 579,154
Posted By Schwinnsta

Cool then. I have experimented in shopping cart...

Cool then. I have experimented in shopping cart mode with my Brompton. That also uses M6 bolts, and your configuration would likely not work on it. If it works for you, then cool. It will provide...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 579,154
Posted By Schwinnsta

Still, that is the problem. The screw and the...

Still, that is the problem. The screw and the spacer are too long. That it is why it bent. Again, look at Jipe's configuration.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 579,154
Posted By Schwinnsta

The screw looks to be too long. Did it come that...

The screw looks to be too long. Did it come that way, stock? It is usually a bad day when you put a screw into bending. They are designed to take shear and tension. Check the difference between your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,646
Posted By Schwinnsta

Not sure, I will have to try it. Not sure what...

Not sure, I will have to try it. Not sure what you mean by full fold. I can take the saddle and seat tube out and strap it to the top tube and the handle bars. That would be about the smallest...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Schwinnsta

After thinking this over, I think you nailed it...

After thinking this over, I think you nailed it with low trail and rotational inertia. I don't think flex of the handlebars enters into it. Overall, I like low trail. I like the bike going where I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,646
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Transporting my Swift in the back of a Prius
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Schwinnsta

One last post from me here because I feel like we...

One last post from me here because I feel like we are stealing the thread. Say you lowered the head angle, could you just change the stem configuration to get more space for the rider? Birdy sells...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Schwinnsta

When I talk of squirrelly, I mean jittery...

When I talk of squirrelly, I mean jittery behavior. I think this is a function of wheel diameter (including the tire). Trail does affect the responsiveness and the stability. I am wrong on this?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Schwinnsta

[QUOTE=Jipe;22560071]The "squirrelly" behavior of...

[QUOTE=Jipe;22560071]The "squirrelly" behavior of the Brompton (which isn't a problem after a short time of getting used to) is not due to the wheel size, its due to the Brompton frame design....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Schwinnsta

I think you should rent one if you can. That is...

I think you should rent one if you can. That is what I did. I went in to my local Brompton store, Ride This Bike, in New Orleans for a test drive. I drove it around for about 15 minutes, then came...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 579,154
Posted By Schwinnsta

Trigo does look good, but the angle may not suit...

Trigo does look good, but the angle may not suit the Birdy stem for larger bags. With Litepro and others flipping their connecting piece changes the angle.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Schwinnsta

Some years ago, at least five, there was a poster...

Some years ago, at least five, there was a poster in the forum, who had modified his brompton to take 50-305 wheels, so he could ride knobby tires. I think he could switch back and forth. As I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Schwinnsta

I like it. It's lightweight, good components and...

I like it. It's lightweight, good components and room for 50 mm wide tires. It folds small. It's a bit under geared even for an old guy like me, and I have arthritis in one knee. It comes with 28i to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By Schwinnsta

If larger wheels work for you, there is Montegue...

If larger wheels work for you, there is Montegue Paratrooper.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By Schwinnsta

I would look at Bike Friday folding Llama....

I would look at Bike Friday folding Llama. Definitely it will do what you want.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Schwinnsta

Agreed, I wish Brompton would bring out that...

Agreed, I wish Brompton would bring out that model. However, Andrew Ritchie was relentless in minimizing Brompton's folded size. That would add a couple of inches. It would make a more practical...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Schwinnsta

I have two 20-inch folders currently. A Xootr...

I have two 20-inch folders currently. A Xootr Swift, and a Zizzo Liberte. Going to 406x50, Big Apples,made a big difference in comfort and stability to me. I had to modify the Swift to make that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By Schwinnsta

Bikegang has a kit which they have been selling...

Bikegang has a kit which they have been selling from back before the unibody kit that allows you to select any combination that works with your bike. I got one before they offered the unibody kit....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 579,154
Posted By Schwinnsta

Where is the vertical distance from the ground to...

Where is the vertical distance from the ground to the handlebar shown? If you can figure it out from this, cool. Tell me I can not.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 579,154
Posted By Schwinnsta

I don't see it there. Why don't you tell me. Thx

I don't see it there. Why don't you tell me. Thx
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 579,154
Posted By Schwinnsta

Thanks for the info. I notice on your Brompton...

Thanks for the info. I notice on your Brompton that you have about an inch above the wheel and frame in the folded position in your picture above. On mine, in the folded position the bottom of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 579,154
Posted By Schwinnsta

A few points and a few questions. First, the...

A few points and a few questions. First, the Brompton telescopic seat post pretty much solves most suitcase problems. You can remove the inner post and saddle and keep all your saddle settings. You...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 579,154
Posted By Schwinnsta

I don't think this is an issue or if it is, it is...

I don't think this is an issue or if it is, it is not major. On most of the commercial mounts you the blocks mounting to alloy, They may not hold the screws as the Brompton which is steel. If you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Schwinnsta

I had no problem putting them on my XootrSwift.

I had no problem putting them on my XootrSwift.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By Schwinnsta

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20220318_143746_81a20e96769c8d6f0a88141017824f4516a48d02.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By Schwinnsta

For shopping cart mode, the extenders help but...

For shopping cart mode, the extenders help but what really makes sense is a rack. Ultimately, I removed the extenders and went with a modification to the drive side of the the rack extending that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,646
Posted By Schwinnsta

Interesting, thanks.

Interesting, thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,646
Posted By Schwinnsta

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20220606_125917_3269dedb10ab72395cc752a2a97a6f988621e58a.jpg
Latest iteration of my Xootr Swift. Photo taken on the bridge over the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,646
Posted By Schwinnsta

Curious as to why you prefer it to fold to the...

Curious as to why you prefer it to fold to the outside?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-22, 03:05 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,685
Posted By Schwinnsta

In that case, a video might help. Just looking at...

In that case, a video might help. Just looking at the pictures, it looks a little bent but not enough to come off, unless the stay is flexing but even then, I would expect the clip to rotate into the...
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