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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By pinholecam

I mean of the full bike, not just the frame

I mean of the full bike, not just the frame
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By pinholecam

Hmm... interesting... My only doubt (to be...

Hmm... interesting...

My only doubt (to be skeptical ) is that if its as easy(ish) to fold as a Brompton, how come there are no picts of the folded bike?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,170
Posted By pinholecam

MHO is not to over think on the nuances of the...

MHO is not to over think on the nuances of the geometry.
They should all ride fine.
If you want a more stable ride, the usual parameters will be a longer wheelbase and longer trail, stem length,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By pinholecam

Incidentally, ChinaCycling has just done a video...

Incidentally, ChinaCycling has just done a video piece on Waltly Titanium
https://youtu.be/WMxBaq13UO4
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,170
Posted By pinholecam

Another 2 to recommend. These are from...

Another 2 to recommend.

These are from Waltly Titanium (China) who I just engaged to do up a custom Ti all road bike and have been very satisfied with the results.
This one is based on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,170
Posted By pinholecam

1. Java Carbon minivelo Aero from Aliexpress: (I...

1. Java Carbon minivelo Aero from Aliexpress: (I am not allowed to post links, but a search of these keywords will bring you to the right link)
2. A Titanium minivelo frame from ebay. Seller is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By pinholecam

Yes, the 10-42t can be a pain for the 10-12-14...

Yes, the 10-42t can be a pain for the 10-12-14 when riding with a fast group. (totally fine otherwise; I have it on my ChangeBike)
Too bad SRAM seems to have dropped the ball regarding 11sp XD...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By pinholecam

On a 18" and 20" (406) bikes, I have used the...

On a 18" and 20" (406) bikes, I have used the 11-36t cassette and its been enough in most cases except for rather steep inclines with the bike loaded with touring gear.
This works on the more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By pinholecam

The Ride ...

The Ride

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/sojourn_park_1024_279021eae94e4d0c6749c616601111da04bbb77e.jpg

Took the bike out for a 90+km ride and then a 60km one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By pinholecam

In my case, they initially offered a more...

In my case, they initially offered a more standard tubing dimensions which is often used and been done before by other customers.
I had a rough idea (from existing and prev bikes) what tubing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By pinholecam

Thanks Its still many rides away for me to...

Thanks

Its still many rides away for me to get a definitive answer if this bike is N=1, but I do think for now that its a bike that there is "no harm" considering since its like a regular road...
Replies: 41
Views: 3,057
Posted By pinholecam

Thanks. Still many ride more before (and...

Thanks.
Still many ride more before (and tweaking) before I get a firm conclusion on the bike, but so far I'm enjoying it. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26,659
Views: 16,870,759
Posted By pinholecam

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/sojourn_stacked_lighting_1024_fcadc7c7f2f45bec7c69c07a43ccbd78e487c347.jpg

My latest idea of a bike.

Custom Titanium Breakaway...
Replies: 41
Views: 3,057
Posted By pinholecam

Giving a bump to this thread since my custom bike...

Giving a bump to this thread since my custom bike is ready

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/sojourn_stacked_lighting_1024_e4ca0aa02f35a1905107323260d9b40d3df787c0.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By pinholecam

Bike setup ...

Bike setup

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/sojourn_stacked_lighting_1024_a0d2ba0ce3a90658802c089a30b468d0189e131e.jpg

A bit of a delay with the setup due to low...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,063
Posted By pinholecam

Many of the Dahon style folders actually roll...

Many of the Dahon style folders actually roll very well after fold.
they just need a velcro strap to secure the 2 folded portions together.
Pushes a bit like a wheel barrow when the handlebar is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,524
Posted By pinholecam

I had the IVE and cycled with it to quite a few...

I had the IVE and cycled with it to quite a few places/countries.

Your height is ok for the IVE.

Since you are in JPN, I'd say get the IVE or the Birdy as they are (or the particular model)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By pinholecam

Folding Tales has a review for the ChangeBike...

Folding Tales has a review for the ChangeBike 700c and the Ritchey Breakaway steel cross.

https://www.foldingtales.com/home/2017/9/19/change-bike-df-702-review
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By pinholecam

There is the ChangeBike and the Montague. For...

There is the ChangeBike and the Montague.
For the ChangeBike, there are the 700c road bike version, 26" MTB version and 650b MTB version.
I have the 650b version because I think its more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By pinholecam

Congrats on the bike! The Pocket Rocket is...

Congrats on the bike!

The Pocket Rocket is one of the best mini-velo (that breaks up) for fast riding.
I have/had a few folders and my PR super-pro is certainly the fastest and best riding one. ...
06-01-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,339
Posted By pinholecam

Car free and saved a ton of money. (a car here is...

Car free and saved a ton of money. (a car here is at least 5x what it costs in the US )


I alternate cycling to work (40mins door to door ) and running home (obviously longer).
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By pinholecam

Order / Fabrication Once the design is...

Order / Fabrication

Once the design is finalized, the approval is given and the frame will be built up.
Then nothing more but to wait for about 1 month for the frame to be ready.


Graphics
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By pinholecam

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x533/dsc0729282020rollei_55_1_8_800_ad1a679ea1c08fb03507c1c8a8f39ba4b7426fa3.jpg
BTW, bike arrived. More on that later.....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By pinholecam

I have a 52/36T chainring and 11-30t cassette on...

I have a 52/36T chainring and 11-30t cassette on my Bike Friday.
IMHO, 56T is only necessary if you are riding against roadies and riding fast.
The only times I find that I wish I had it was when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By pinholecam

Design This will be the longest part of the...

Design

This will be the longest part of the process.
I officially have 6 drawings but in reality, it was probably 7-8, the other 2 being quick edits to see if an idea would be viable or what I...
05-26-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,912
Posted By pinholecam

On similar routes, I'd cruise at 32kph on my TT...

On similar routes, I'd cruise at 32kph on my TT old titanium bike, and about 29kph on my gravel bike (ie. easy 6 RPE efforts )
Just based on that, its about 10-8% slower.

That said, my gravel...
Replies: 41
Views: 3,057
Posted By pinholecam

Thanks again for your advice. So far, I have...

Thanks again for your advice.

So far, I have been travelling with a cardboard box that fits a folded bike or I make one using 2 regular sized bike boxes.
The requirements for box size is much...
Replies: 41
Views: 3,057
Posted By pinholecam

Since the frame is on its way, I have begun a...

Since the frame is on its way, I have begun a write up about my experiences on getting a custom bike....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By pinholecam

I chose Waltly Titanium because of the good...

I chose Waltly Titanium because of the good reviews that I can find on the internet.
The often 3 companies are Waltly, Titan and XACD.
XACD, the common comment is that they are pushy though they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By pinholecam

Quest for N=1 Waltly Custom Titanium breakaway all road bike

Not exactly "folding", but I post on this sub-forum the most and the bike breaks down for ease of travels / packing.
Its also a confluence of all that I have been trying to achieve / get from my...
Replies: 41
Views: 3,057
Posted By pinholecam

I am having it built by Walty Titanium in China. ...

I am having it built by Walty Titanium in China.
AFAIK, they do offer this system for their bikes as well as S&S (and also a mix where the downtube is S&S and the seattube is Breakaway )
I'd...
Replies: 41
Views: 3,057
Posted By pinholecam

I am a short rider and in the past (10+ yrs ago),...

I am a short rider and in the past (10+ yrs ago), XXS bikes were not so common, would not mind getting a ladies bike but also not common then, especially for Tri bikes.
Also did not want to deal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By pinholecam

If you can live with a weight increase, a...

If you can live with a weight increase, a suspension seatpost is the best.
I have a Suntour one on my folding gravel bike and its the biggest difference in ride quality I've ever experienced.
It...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,775
Posted By pinholecam

I own a couple of folders and mini velos of...

I own a couple of folders and mini velos of various wheel sizes.

Reasons?
1. Smaller footprint in my apartment
2. Bike tours where I don't worry about pack size and not getting up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,398
Posted By pinholecam

+1 to TRP Spyres. I have them on my Change...

+1 to TRP Spyres.
I have them on my Change 650B gravel folding bike.


Probably the best cable actuated disc brakes available at a good price.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,181
Posted By pinholecam

Don't have a Montague FIT, though I've viewed a...

Don't have a Montague FIT, though I've viewed a Crosstown years ago at the local distributor.
Generally, I think they are more the same than they are different.
Very similar fold.
The advantage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By pinholecam

Not a Birdy owner, though for tire size, I did...

Not a Birdy owner, though for tire size, I did see a speed difference switch from 406 to 451 on the same bike with same setup.
To me it boils down to the bit increase in gear inches, better roll...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,248
Posted By pinholecam

You should fit well on any stock Dahon folder. ...

You should fit well on any stock Dahon folder.
I am a bit taller and never had issues with any Dahon like bike nor other foldies including Moultons, Bike Fridays, Tyrell.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,894
Posted By pinholecam

Here is a impressions/review I wrote here. ...

Here is a impressions/review I wrote here.
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1177986-change-bike-650b.html
Ideally, I'd have given an update with a bike packing tour in Iceland, but seems...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,894
Posted By pinholecam

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1536x1024/dsc06197_620727e5ff668d4b93b9c2960dfb5f6273cc3df9.jpg
Having used the Change Bike (650B) for a year now, I do think its a very good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,060
Posted By pinholecam

The 26" version of the Change Bike has a bit...

The 26" version of the Change Bike has a bit smaller foot print than the 650b version.
Endlessly upgradeable since its using very stock mtb/RB/gravelbike components.

I wrote about it here :...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By pinholecam

LitePro has a 10sp narrow wide chainring...

LitePro has a 10sp narrow wide chainring option....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,060
Posted By pinholecam

I will not recommend the Bike Friday Pocket...

I will not recommend the Bike Friday Pocket Rocket nor NWT if you need to fold the bike every time you use/store it.
They are great riding bikes, but they are more of "bikes that break down for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,285
Posted By pinholecam

Done a few 200km audax with my Tyrell IVE (18")...

Done a few 200km audax with my Tyrell IVE (18") and one with the Pocket Rocket.
The only downside with the PR is when the roads are no good, the tires tend to bounce more due to the higher...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,208
Posted By pinholecam

There are many alternatives circa 2020 (esp if...

There are many alternatives circa 2020 (esp if you are in Asia)

Tyrell IVE - 11kg stock, which is lighter than a Brompton, easier to fold and has a more gradual spread of gearing with 9sp...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,307
Posted By pinholecam

I did South Island and specifically the Alps to...

I did South Island and specifically the Alps to Ocean Trail only (Tekapo to Oamaru) in April 2018, so take my info with a dose of salt since I had limited exposure.

Internet connection can be a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 38,921
Posted By pinholecam

Maybe they will do better if they move to a...

Maybe they will do better if they move to a country that embraces cycling more? (eg. Holland or just EU in general)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,181
Posted By pinholecam

Actually I am tempted do custom a Titanium bike...

Actually I am tempted do custom a Titanium bike with the Ritchey Breakaway system.

Based on what I can gather :
1. Ti bike is not that light if going for a roadbike like frame design (7.8kg-8.8kg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,181
Posted By pinholecam

Hey! Hi There! :) Always good to find another...

Hey! Hi There! :)
Always good to find another Pentaxian around.



Unfortunately, I got a lot of problems getting the parts and most of it was bought online.
Singapore is such a small market...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,715
Posted By pinholecam

Nice looking bike! I wonder what the max...

Nice looking bike!

I wonder what the max tire clearance is?

Luggage wise isn't that big a deal to solve imo.
Carradice Bagman support or a Klickfix seapost mount for the rear luggage. ...
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