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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 15,170
Posted By gringo_gus

I would love to own a Swift, so good luck to you...

I would love to own a Swift, so good luck to you in your new venture Paul.

As with your other bikes, shipping to Europe would be an issue for me.

Was a time I visited the US a lot, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By gringo_gus

I don't just want it. I really really really want...

I don't just want it. I really really really want it. But until someone can show me a way to ship it to me in Portugal or the UK, I am not getting one.....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By gringo_gus

ahh thanks for this. The Fnhon is new since I was...

ahh thanks for this. The Fnhon is new since I was last really active on this forum. It looks really cool, but getting it shipped to UK/Portugal is gona be expensive. Which is just as well, I have a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By gringo_gus

Mystery stealth bike

someone local to me is selling this, but its previous owner has painted it stealth black......

has the look of a Dahon to me mebs ? Any suggestions though
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By gringo_gus

seeking LBS NW England to reno/service Mezzo D9

Hello friends of the fold, long time since I've been here.
I have a Mezzo D9 I bought in 2018 used, which has just gathered dust and cobwebs in my garage.
I'd like to get it renovated and service,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By gringo_gus

anyone heard of Java X-Presso folding mini-belo

Hello everyone, about 100 years since I last posted here, glad to see the community thriving.

I have come across this and am intrigued, it looks ok, but I can't find anything about it. Any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 65,316
Posted By gringo_gus

I know !!!! All the more reason to be fed up. ...

I know !!!! All the more reason to be fed up.

Any mezzo owners in/near Manchester ?

Maybe I will just take it for a ride to see if that loosen anything...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 65,316
Posted By gringo_gus

thanks for this. I really hope I am doing...

thanks for this. I really hope I am doing something obviously wrong that I can't see. But as things stand I am doing 1) and 2) as you suggest - the 'syringe' action as in the handbook, but I can't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 65,316
Posted By gringo_gus

tell me what I am doing wrong can't get the front wheel to fold in....

my phone is being fixed but I hope to post some pics to follow soon.

in the mean time, is there any obvious mistake people make when folding the mezzo which stops them from getting the front wheel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By gringo_gus

Dear all, there was a shim that got stuck under...

Dear all, there was a shim that got stuck under the saddle which now is sat back where it should be. I have another problem, but will post that on the mezzo thread...

thanks for your help
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-18, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By gringo_gus

yes, it is a standard mezzo seatpost . also,...

yes, it is a standard mezzo seatpost .

also, it looks to me like a shim is missing ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By gringo_gus

Mezzo seatpost clamp problem ? Any ideas ?

I got a mezzo on ebay, and think/thought I got a bargain.


however, the seatpost won't stay up - I am wondering if there is something missing from the seatpost/qr clamp.

Here are some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-18, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By gringo_gus

if it was from the guy who was selling two, one...

if it was from the guy who was selling two, one hardly used, the other used but well renovated, then yes.

TBH I had missed some others too. I used something called esnipe for this one - set a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,384
Posted By gringo_gus

I have flown with a bromine a few times. Tbh I...

I have flown with a bromine a few times. Tbh I wouldn’t do it again. The hassle is massive in terms getting the bike, in a case to check in as is the extra cost for a second case or the loss of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By gringo_gus

Got a mezzo

thanks guys. I got an eBay mezzo D9 for abt 220 pounds stlg.

i should have said I am in the UK. The loss of the DT mini hurt all the more because I got it visiting my beloved uncle who lived on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 65,316
Posted By gringo_gus

Return to mezzo fold

so I sold my Brompton SLX-2 owing to financials and thenas I posted elsewhere my down tube mini and my minivelo were stolen from my garage.
So I just got a Mezzo via eBay, waiting for it to arrive,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By gringo_gus

Return to the fold: which secondhand folder?

Hi it is many decades since I posted on this forum. I've been riding my bike, see. And getting divorced.

Anyway, I had to sell my brompton sl2-x

But then someone broke into my garage and stole...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-17, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 869
Posted By gringo_gus

has anyone 'lost' an Airnimal Joey in the UK recently.

...only I have seen one for sale at a (too ?) good price. I want to buy it if is ok when I go to look, but I do not want to be the beneficiary of someone else's misfortune if it belongs to them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-17, 06:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,909
Posted By gringo_gus

As I understand it, the Brompton company are...

As I understand it, the Brompton company are ardent supports of the Conservative Party in the UK. I'm not, but there bikes, and their business model, from their point of view have hitherto been...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-16, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By gringo_gus

thanks for all your thoughts on this. At the...

thanks for all your thoughts on this. At the moment, following energyandair, I am thinking birdy.... but will let you know.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,325
Posted By gringo_gus

where did Mezzo go ?

Hi guys, you may have seen on another post, I have been away for a while owing to divorce and things.

Anyway, I am looking around for a new folder (so I can sell some others), at maybe a lower...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-16, 01:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By gringo_gus

ps my logic for the birdy would be to use the...

ps my logic for the birdy would be to use the Mini for the things I now use the S2LX for (its a great bike still Yan). While the birdy is not an out and out replacement for the Airnimal, I could take...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-16, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By gringo_gus

Okay, you have spotted some inconsistencies, so...

Okay, you have spotted some inconsistencies, so here's the full story.

Part of my absence from here is due to a painful divorce. That is over, but I am broke. I love my folders, but I am going to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By gringo_gus

best folder for £1000 sterling - cycle to work scheme

Hi folks,

it is a very long time since I visited the forum, and maybe things have changed.

I am an afficionado of the fold, I currently own a DT mini, a Brompton SL2X, a Respect mini velo and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-15, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
Posted By gringo_gus

restoring moulton standard tips sought.

A friend of mine went to his local scout jumble sale, and came back with....

a 1965 Moulton Standard M1 bicycle. It’s rusty as hell but has all the original gear – bell. pannier, toolkit,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,841
Posted By gringo_gus

I searched on the forum, but couldn't see. Yep,...

I searched on the forum, but couldn't see. Yep, want someone else to try them first before me....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,841
Posted By gringo_gus

loopwheels - 20 inch with inbuilt suspension

whaddya think guys ?

Loopwheels, suspension for a smoother ride... (http://www.loopwheels.com/)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-14, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By gringo_gus

Thor, you are a kind and generous man, this is...

Thor, you are a kind and generous man, this is really helpful.

As it happened, I watched the ball game on tv with my Dad last night (ok, so my team lost - England), but it was good to reconnect...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-14, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By gringo_gus

thanks to you all guys, your kindness is...

thanks to you all guys, your kindness is appreciated. Like you Thor, it was three decades of what I thought were happy years, and it is the writing off of those which I am finding hardest. But the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-14, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By gringo_gus

DT Mini Back in My Life: Still Crazy After All These Years

I've had a bit of a hard time in my personal life, and unexpectedly ended up living in rental apartment while my to-be-ex-wife keeps the house.

Not been to happy. But a few days ago, my old DT...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-14, 01:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,647
Posted By gringo_gus

this is an ongoing question, and of course it is...

this is an ongoing question, and of course it is in search of the holy grail, and of course it depends where you are in the world, and what kind of commute you have (bi-modal ? bi-sexual ?), and how...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,230
Posted By gringo_gus

thanks guys. AFAIK the T-bag is longer, front to...

thanks guys. AFAIK the T-bag is longer, front to back, as well as taller than the S-bag, so, if I keep it low it should ok. I'd forgotten about the kinetic pannier rack though. I want it so badly,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-14, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 467,200
Posted By gringo_gus

Yan thanks. I think I must wait until my green...

Yan thanks. I think I must wait until my green baby is back in my arms. I think it is going to work, but let's see

I am greatly pleased to hear the mini will be back. I miss it a lot as my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,230
Posted By gringo_gus

yes of course, be a pleasure.

yes of course, be a pleasure.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 467,200
Posted By gringo_gus

hi anyone including Dr Yan, will this b...

hi anyone including Dr Yan, will this b (http://www.downtube.com/product514.html)e ok as a replacement for my DT Mini seatpost?

I can't do the measurements of the seatpost I have. The bike itself...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 467,200
Posted By gringo_gus

Thor, Brakemeister, I have been away from the...

Thor, Brakemeister, I have been away from the forum for a bit, I am so sorry to hear of this. You have never hidden who or what you are, and you have been a great servant of the folding bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,230
Posted By gringo_gus

T bag on S brompton and not the end of the world ?

I saw this guy on Manchester Piccadilly rail station with a T bag on an S bike.

I got an S bike and I need a bigger bag.

He seemed ok, a crack didn't open up in the earth's crust and swallow...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,777
Posted By gringo_gus

I took my Brompton SL2-X in a B and W case from...

I took my Brompton SL2-X in a B and W case from Ann Arbor to Chicago and back on AMTRAK a couple of year ago. No problem at all, it just looked like a case.

Actually lifting it up onto the train,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By gringo_gus

Oi Joaozinho, tudo bem ? I am learning...

Oi Joaozinho, tudo bem ? I am learning Portuguese, but its slow. I was just in Sao Paulo and Fortaleza, got back to England yesterday.

Are there any brands of folding bike made in Brazil ?
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-13, 04:39 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 30,625
Posted By gringo_gus

Well, it is a bit of a false distinction....

Well, it is a bit of a false distinction. However, that said, I do actually agree. I suspect it probably only happened accidentally, but is now part of their business strategy that Bromptons...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,568
Posted By gringo_gus

I saw one once on UK ebay but it only had 'BSA'...

I saw one once on UK ebay but it only had 'BSA' in its search terms, so you'd have had to look close to see it was like the one you are after. Probably never happen again, but you never know.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-13, 08:16 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 30,625
Posted By gringo_gus

Hmmm, as I have said before, I am impartial in...

Hmmm, as I have said before, I am impartial in this, having owned a Dahon, and now a Brommie which I like a lot, but am thinking of selling. Parts for Brommies, in England, are widely available, you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-13, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,682
Posted By gringo_gus

Sorry, I wasn't clear - the pedals I bought were...

Sorry, I wasn't clear - the pedals I bought were both sets of wellgo detachables the ones with the red locking mechanism. I didn't uby the kickstand items. I was just trying to say ordering from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-13, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,682
Posted By gringo_gus

Well, I think the ones on UK ebay are available,...

Well, I think the ones on UK ebay are available, from Taiwan - I've bought two sets of pedals from there seems to be ok, v prompt. I think for folders we do have the issue of frame damage when bikes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,682
Posted By gringo_gus

its a folding pedal Jim, but not as we know it.... its a kickstand pedal

So what do we think of this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2013-New-Wellgo-C193-Alloy-CNC-Body-Kickstand-Pedal-Black-/140885136282?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item20cd68939a)in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,836
Posted By gringo_gus

Yeah baby yeah !!! Is this a respect frame ?...

Yeah baby yeah !!!

Is this a respect frame ? There's gonna be a close match of this on the streets of Manchester soon - do you fancy sharing what any of the components are ? Those pedals look...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,836
Posted By gringo_gus

Yep, it is small. But maybe small can be...

Yep, it is small. But maybe small can be beautiful ???? There are certainly big folks having fun with these on the youtube clips I posted. It is, maybe, something of a paradigm shift ? One size fits...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-13, 04:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,836
Posted By gringo_gus

I'm hoping the guy sat on it is particularly tall...

I'm hoping the guy sat on it is particularly tall or something.......

Edit: and that fence behind him.... well, I have ordered the frame, nothing ventured etc....

Edit 2: And I can't do any of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-13, 03:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,711
Posted By gringo_gus

and Hank is really helpful too, so thanks Hank. I...

and Hank is really helpful too, so thanks Hank. I think there is a fine line here. I live in an area well populated with LBS's and a number sell folders. But they do so while looking down their noses...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-13, 02:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,711
Posted By gringo_gus

Well, this is from 2008.... more than 5 years ago...

Well, this is from 2008.... more than 5 years ago - anything since ? The thing with the internet is stuff lasts forever, in the real world people will have moved on.

I am not committed to Dahon,...
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