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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-11, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By Samb76

I've seen this in the flesh when it was release...

I've seen this in the flesh when it was release at Bradford upon Avon this September.
The quality of workmanship is incredible - I would like one with drop bars please......
I believe that 191 are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,174
Posted By Samb76

It depends on the type of riding you will do. ...

It depends on the type of riding you will do.
For city/winter riding the marathon is probably best. Panaracers are ok, but not a very quick tire.
I found primo comets to be very quick - probably...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-11, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By Samb76

Lovely bike. Just to add that there is a lot...

Lovely bike.

Just to add that there is a lot of technical help available at the yahoo moulton discussion group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/moultonbicycle/
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-10, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,876
Posted By Samb76

True. Its not just a weight thing. I don't...

True.
Its not just a weight thing. I don't like the standard chainset to be honest - it looks cheap. I also think the shimano BB spin a bit more smoothly.
Any ideas?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,876
Posted By Samb76

brompton chainset mods

Hi there,
A few modified bromptons on here already.
I've just bought an SL2-X.
I would like to put a Shimano or equivalent chainset & bottom bracket with the aim of saving a few grams. Has anyone...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-06, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Samb76

There is also a 'skoot' bike on there ...

There is also a 'skoot' bike on there

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FOLDING-BIKE-SKOOT-COMMUTING-CAMPING-BOAT_W0QQitemZ300044786483QQihZ020QQcategoryZ72572QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-06, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Samb76

Interesting and unusual folding bikes on ebay UK

Have a look:

http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZsaillarge2008QQhtZ-1

Or see example below:
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-06, 06:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,395
Posted By Samb76

Yes, I noticed the lateral play last night -...

Yes, I noticed the lateral play last night - there is quite a lot. It is probably a function of the rear shock and its crap bushes.
I also started noticing the amount of play in the front fork :(
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-06, 05:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,395
Posted By Samb76

Hi, I fitted the new shock last night. It...

Hi,

I fitted the new shock last night.
It is a cheap item with no damping whatsoever, but a softer spring and a wide range of preload adjustment that actually changes the length of the shock.
I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-06, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,395
Posted By Samb76

Thanks Dannyg1, The pictures are very...

Thanks Dannyg1,

The pictures are very interesting. I can see that this is not a cheap project!
I presume the wheels are from a Helios XL - are they worth the extra expense? Do you have an idea of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-06, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Samb76

http://www.cb-asahi.co.jp/image/07bike/dahon/sos.h...

http://www.cb-asahi.co.jp/image/07bike/dahon/sos.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-06, 05:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,395
Posted By Samb76

Interesting -thanks for your comments. I...

Interesting -thanks for your comments.

I hadn't yet worked out that the steerer of the fork was unusual - this is useful information.
I already bought the syntace stem, but have not yet fitted it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-06, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,444
Posted By Samb76

Interesting article on folding bike handling

Probably an older article featuring an early Dahon:

http://www.johnforester.com/Articles/BicycleEng/dahon.htm
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-06, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Samb76

The established models look pretty much the same....

The established models look pretty much the same. I was hoping to see some more ideas creep in like further improvements to stem adjustability and stiffness throughout the range - not just the high...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-06, 06:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,395
Posted By Samb76

New project - re-tuning a jestream P8

Hi,

I wondered if anyone had experience of replacing the rear shock and forks on the jetstream P8?
I have found the suspension lacking in suppleness to say the least, and a softer setup at both...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-06, 06:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,827
Posted By Samb76

This is the email i received in response to my...

This is the email i received in response to my enquiry. Make of it what you will:
Dear Sam,

Thanks for your mail.

We will have an agent to carry this bike to MercBike Limited U.K. soon in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-06, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Samb76

Effective top tube length = 3 inches!

Effective top tube length = 3 inches!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-06, 05:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,827
Posted By Samb76

Interesting news, please keep us updated. ...

Interesting news, please keep us updated.
Currently trying to get my hands on an 8 speed in the UK.
It appears the distributer here will be MERCbikes?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-06, 09:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,251
Posted By Samb76

No, I don't think the Birdy is slower than the...

No, I don't think the Birdy is slower than the Dahon at least: the stiffer frame and in particular handlebar/stem setup of the Birdy compensates for the slight increase on rolling resistance. I would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-06, 05:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,827
Posted By Samb76

The FL-BP01-8 looks great and 8 speeds would be...

The FL-BP01-8 looks great and 8 speeds would be very welcome.
I wonder about the quality of the other parts or whether someone will make a brompton hybrid eventually.
Shame the didn't take the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-06, 09:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,251
Posted By Samb76

Thought I'd make a few comments as I saw the new...

Thought I'd make a few comments as I saw the new Birdy at a cycleshow this weekend.

I used a birdy for about six months on a commute involving about 5 miles each way and a train ride (see pic).
I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-06, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,827
Posted By Samb76

Waiting lists are now 11 months, rubbish parts an...

Waiting lists are now 11 months, rubbish parts an all.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-06, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,566
Posted By Samb76

Hi, Maybe another solution is to buy both...

Hi,

Maybe another solution is to buy both the titanium brommie and merc, swap the bits you want to and ebay the bike you don't want. Even though you might not get the greatest price for it, it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-05, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By Samb76

The 20 has a steel frame. Why not cold-set the...

The 20 has a steel frame.
Why not cold-set the rear triangle to 135 OLN?
http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-05, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
Posted By Samb76

I've got two very similar bikes (moultons). One...

I've got two very similar bikes (moultons). One has a 5-speed hub gear and one a derailleur arrangement. The derailleur bike is significantly faster, however I prefer the hub gear (easy adjustment,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-05, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
Posted By Samb76

Whilst weight is important on climbs, I think the...

Whilst weight is important on climbs, I think the frame and handlebar stiffness are the most important factors. I found the steel '04 Dahons (speedPro) just to bendy/flexy to be really fast; and I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-05, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
Posted By Samb76

The M5 recumbent research, its on their website I...

The M5 recumbent research, its on their website I believe. Its got to be an approximate figure, some hub gears are a lot better than others.

Edit: Just checked the website - I was wrong; "A...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-05, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
Posted By Samb76

I think you will find that no folding Dahon will...

I think you will find that no folding Dahon will keep up with the pocket rocket. The bike friday's frame is MUCH more ridgid and therefore more efficient. The stem arrangement is also a source of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-05, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,558
Posted By Samb76

If you want to make a derailleur setup work in...

If you want to make a derailleur setup work in less than 120mm OLN, you can do so by fitting the freehub body from a 7 speed hub to a nine speed hub. It is then simply a matter of removing the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-05, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,558
Posted By Samb76

The presto is Aluminium, so you can't spread the...

The presto is Aluminium, so you can't spread the forks without worry in my opinion. Also on the Piccolo, you are going to have to spread those back forks quite a bit even to squeeze a 125mm hub gear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-05, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,558
Posted By Samb76

The brompton for me is a slightly better bike,...

The brompton for me is a slightly better bike, but I have to admit I'm curious about the Presto Lite.
I think brompton is a neater package, but it sometimes feels a bit heavy if you have to carry it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-05, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,106
Posted By Samb76

Hi, The Broadwalk I'm not sure about, but the...

Hi,
The Broadwalk I'm not sure about, but the Dahon Speed D6 is definitely 135mm OLN and a 9 speed cassette would drop in (its the same frame as the dual drive SpeedPro). If you can take your tape...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-05, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 656,093
Posted By Samb76

Hello, I haven't ridden the swift folder, but...

Hello,
I haven't ridden the swift folder, but had a good look at one in the flesh.
I looked very neat and well made. The top tube spacing seems like that of a normal bike. It seemed to have very...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-05, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,278
Posted By Samb76

I'm not sure whether many of the available...

I'm not sure whether many of the available electric folders can really produce enough power/have a big enough battery to be really useful. I think you will find the zap very dissapointing. I think...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-05, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 551,392
Posted By Samb76

A quick look at the bikes I used to own. My...

A quick look at the bikes I used to own. My favorite is the brompton
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-05, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By Samb76

Why not? At least one manufacturer likes small...

Why not? At least one manufacturer likes small wheels;
http://burro-zvobikes.com/
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-05, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,132
Posted By Samb76

You can extend the thread on the skewer with a...

You can extend the thread on the skewer with a hand die. The are not expensive and easy to use - probably a 5 minute job.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-05, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,336
Posted By Samb76

Link to Japanese modified folding bikes

Sorry, its an awful URL, but its worth it;
You can see modified moultons, birdy bike and dahons here:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-05, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By Samb76

Hi, I used to get a train which was standing...

Hi,
I used to get a train which was standing only on the way home, so I usually just put the bike wherever I could. Usually I don't like to leave the bike near the door unless I can keep an eye on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-05, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,809
Posted By Samb76

Just in case anyone is interested, I've been...

Just in case anyone is interested,

I've been working on bromptons over the christmas period,
and I can offer two custom bromptons:
The spec. includes adjustable handlebars, conversion to 10...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-05, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By Samb76

Hi shazz, I have been commuting in London...

Hi shazz,

I have been commuting in London for a few years now and have owned variously (in order of appearance)
A brompton,
Dahon SpeedPro,
Bike Friday NWT,
Birdy Red.
A brompton again.

On...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-04, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,482
Posted By Samb76

I used to own A Bike Friday New World Tourist and...

I used to own A Bike Friday New World Tourist and a Dahon Speed Pro.
Based on my 10 mile daily commute, I would suggest that you go for bike friday if you can afford it.
I had several issues with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-25-04, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,809
Posted By Samb76

A few notes on the modification of the stem; I...

A few notes on the modification of the stem;
I cut the original stem using a hacksaw and file about 30mm above the thread which attaches the stem to the fork when folded. A shim was then inserted...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-04, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,809
Posted By Samb76

Modification of the Brompton

Hi,

I thought you might find this interesting; I found a way to increase the reach of the brompton handle bars to that of a longer bike, using a normal adjustable stem. This mod does no affect the...
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