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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By tudorowen1

5 speed SA wide range..

Has anyone used a Sturmey Archer SRF(w)5 hub gear in their Brompton instead of a 3 or 6 speed hub..or used one in their Dahon ? What did you think of them...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By tudorowen1

The front axle may be smaller than the standard...

The front axle may be smaller than the standard 100mm..I think it may be 74mm or something close to that size..If you cannot buy the quick release from a Dahon or Tern dealer then you might try Bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By tudorowen1

Scraping noise

Scraping noise on my Bromptonj 6 speed..any ideas..I have a scraping noise coming from my back wheel or hub..Checked all the obvious things,mudguard,brakes,side to side play in the rear wheel,,chain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,920
Posted By tudorowen1

The Thorn XTC was a great bike for touring with...

The Thorn XTC was a great bike for touring with ultra low gears..18 inch lowest.However I really kept it as an ornament more than anything..It was built in the UK and it was a beautiful piece of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,920
Posted By tudorowen1

I understand the need for seriously low gears...

I understand the need for seriously low gears when touring....and 15 is very very low...Anyway ..well done again on your engineering skills!

Just as a matter of interest which of your bikes do you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-18, 06:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,920
Posted By tudorowen1

All well and good fitting 3 rings ..and well done...

All well and good fitting 3 rings ..and well done for doing that ..but you must have gear ratios down to about 15 gear inches..Why not get off and walk at that speed..And you must have so many...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By tudorowen1

In the UK when a bag of sand is delivered to your...

In the UK when a bag of sand is delivered to your door it comes in a very large cuboid shaped plastic bag which the building merchants do not want back..I have used one of them before now as a bag...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By tudorowen1

You can buy the Brompton Clones in many bike...

You can buy the Brompton Clones in many bike shops in Bangkok..The LA franchise bike shops seems to sell them..You can find them in Worachak Road also not far from Khao San Road area..You can also...
06-23-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By tudorowen1

Never really ride on the drops so no need to make...

Never really ride on the drops so no need to make them higher..I just prefer riding on the hoods to flat bars..Makes a much thinner profile and is a more natural position in my opinion..
06-22-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By tudorowen1

I bought this Giant Escape on Ebay last year for...

I bought this Giant Escape on Ebay last year for £30..It was in a very sorry state..But with a quick respray in places,new chain,saddle,cables,rear derailleur ,tyres it came out really well as the...
06-22-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By tudorowen1

Giant Escape with drop bars..

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,576
Posted By tudorowen1

Better bet may be to get the S model but change...

Better bet may be to get the S model but change the bars to gentle riser bars and then you can get a little extra height or forward or back changes..
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-18, 01:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,444
Posted By tudorowen1

Fit a 39 tooth chainwheel..26 inch to 83 inch...

Fit a 39 tooth chainwheel..26 inch to 83 inch gear range...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By tudorowen1

Folding Bikes...

Folding Bikes (http://www.foldingbikes.biz/index.html)

Different website for CH White..Excellent company..had 3 bikes from them..
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-18, 02:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,777
Posted By tudorowen1

Just to reply to Abu..People buy Bromptons...

Just to reply to Abu..People buy Bromptons because of the fold not for the ride...and in that respect they are the best..Dahon have tried to copy them and continue to do so..I have had many folding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,777
Posted By tudorowen1

You will find a Dahon Curve also with 16 inch...

You will find a Dahon Curve also with 16 inch wheels folds reasonably small..It has big apple tyres so is a little bit more comfy than a Brompton to ride..Generally they have a 3 speed hub..You may...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,850
Posted By tudorowen1

Make sure the wheels are on the outside of the...

Make sure the wheels are on the outside of the rack..I have seen some where they are fitted on the inside of the rack on the supporting members that stick out from the rack..You could simply put a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-18, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By tudorowen1

Go with a Bike Friday New World Tourist..You...

Go with a Bike Friday New World Tourist..You won't be disappointed..Plenty on Ebay also..With the front and rear racks and a Carradice saddlebag plus bar bag you can take more than you need for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By tudorowen1

You can raise the mudguard about a few...

You can raise the mudguard about a few millimetres if you enlarge the hole where the mudguard fits on the fork crown.The short sided stay on the right side could be bent out and easily lengthened...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By tudorowen1

Surely it would be a lot easier just to buy a...

Surely it would be a lot easier just to buy a thinner tyre..Your tyre is a 349 by 40mm..A Schwalbe Marathon is 349 by 37, Marathon plus is 349 by 35 , and the Kojak is 349 by 32..I do believe you can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,523
Posted By tudorowen1

In the Uk now only a Brompton dealer can supply...

In the Uk now only a Brompton dealer can supply and fit a new handlebar stem..unless you source one from ebay..I imagine the same for the EU.if you change the handlebars on the M for a shallow riser...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By tudorowen1

You need to take off the handlebars from the...

You need to take off the handlebars from the handlebar stem and place them in the suitcase as best you can..It helps enormously if you have plenty of cable length..Easy enough to loosen the front...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,138
Posted By tudorowen1

Think you will struggle to find an adapter to...

Think you will struggle to find an adapter to take a conventional rear derailleur unless you find a frame builder..Perhaps a dual drive hub may be cheaper or even a 8 or 11 hub gear may be the way to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,092
Posted By tudorowen1

Have a look at this thread on page two..Another...

Have a look at this thread on page two..Another Brompton clone..lots of comments and pictures..
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1111863-another-brompton-clone.html

And part time resident...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,509
Posted By tudorowen1

Wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Downtube..Dahon...

Wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Downtube..Dahon Speed 8 is a top folding bike..I have seen some Speed 8s with a front derailleur braze on as standard so could easily be made a 16 speed or even 18 or 20...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,509
Posted By tudorowen1

If you buy a Dahon Boardwalk steel 7 speed folder...

If you buy a Dahon Boardwalk steel 7 speed folder you will get a good folding bike..For a bit more money you can buy a Dahon Speed P8 steel folder..Great folder...Personally I would stay away from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,279
Posted By tudorowen1

The Raleigh Stowaway from Halfords is an...

The Raleigh Stowaway from Halfords is an excellent buy at £250..7 speed,mudguards ,rack and the handlepost folds to the outside and not the middle so you can leave it adjusted to suit yourself and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-17, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,800
Posted By tudorowen1

The smallest chainring you can get for a 130bcd...

The smallest chainring you can get for a 130bcd is 38 teeth not 46!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,800
Posted By tudorowen1

48 tooth will not lower your gears...

48 tooth will not lower your gears significantly..with a 52 teeth and an 11 to 32 rear cassette gear range will be..32.5 inches to 94.5..with a 48 tooth..30 inches to 87..Try a 42 tooth..26 inches...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,394
Posted By tudorowen1

These have been available in Thailand for over...

These have been available in Thailand for over two years now..They are sold in the LA franchise bike shops and in independent shops..They sell a one speed and a three speed..cost about £250 for the 1...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,201
Posted By tudorowen1

You should find a replacement stem on Ebay easily...

You should find a replacement stem on Ebay easily enough as long as it's an old fashioned headset of 1 inch or 11/8th inches ..More difficult if it's like a modern Dahon with strange Ahead type...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-17, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,383
Posted By tudorowen1

Since 2007 all Bromptons were fitted with the...

Since 2007 all Bromptons were fitted with the lockable rear triangle..If you turn the suspension block 180 degrees you turn it back to the unlockable position where it folds underneath on its own...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By tudorowen1

Anyone know about this?

Anyone know who makes these?

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vBoAAOSwxu1Z2gH-/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,023
Posted By tudorowen1

Yes..worth spending money on..Has a fantastic...

Yes..worth spending money on..Has a fantastic gear range ..something like 24 ins to 115 inches..Big apple tyres make for a smooth ride..but slightly heavier than a Speed 8 because of the hub gears...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,141
Posted By tudorowen1

The person who receives the emails probably has...

The person who receives the emails probably has poor English language skills.?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-17, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,023
Posted By tudorowen1

Speed TR and Impulse were sold at the same time...

Speed TR and Impulse were sold at the same time in the UK..I had one in 2007..Steel 4130 chromoly frame..Mainly sold in a bright red or black colour..with big apple tyres..
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By tudorowen1

You do not need caliper brakes..You could for...

You do not need caliper brakes..You could for mini V brakes..
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-17, 05:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,462
Posted By tudorowen1

I think you will find it hard to fit a Brompton...

I think you will find it hard to fit a Brompton into the suitcase BF recommend..The Brompton is rather too square and too wide when folded to fit in my BF Samsonite suitcase..It can be done but it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-17, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By tudorowen1

Pump the tires up to 65psi..

Pump the tires up to 65psi..
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-17, 03:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By tudorowen1

Perhaps you want to fit caliper brakes so you can...

Perhaps you want to fit caliper brakes so you can fit drop bars on your NWT..I fitted mini V brakes to my NWT so I could use drop bars .But they will only work with tyres 20 x 1.50 inches..Any bigger...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,537
Posted By tudorowen1

These look a low quality rear derailleur..I gave...

These look a low quality rear derailleur..I gave you one solution..Here is another..Go to SJScycles website and order one of these.....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,537
Posted By tudorowen1

Generally it would be true to say you need a...

Generally it would be true to say you need a short cage derailleur with 16 inch wheels..If you have a long one it is more likely to catch the floor..
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-17, 02:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,537
Posted By tudorowen1

You used to be able to buy just the claw part of...

You used to be able to buy just the claw part of the derailleur so that you can fit a good quality bolt on derailleur..I am sure looking at a few websites would track one down..Try SJSCycles, SPA...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By tudorowen1

Just a few more thoughts on your dilemma..If you...

Just a few more thoughts on your dilemma..If you find a cheap dearailleur that bolts onto the axle you may have to modify the part that bolts onto the axle with a file..or perhaps get it welded on.....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By tudorowen1

Some people seemed to be confused with what...

Some people seemed to be confused with what posted..I suggested a rear derailleur because Paulash has bought a BWR hub but he cannot fit the Brompton derailleur because he does not have the required...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By tudorowen1

Why not fit a rear derailleur to your Brompton...

Why not fit a rear derailleur to your Brompton instead of the old chain tensioner..and then you could change between the two rear sprockets..You can buy cheap rear derailleurs that bolt on to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-17, 08:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,411
Posted By tudorowen1

L model is difficult to roll and impossible on a...

L model is difficult to roll and impossible on a rough surface like a concreted road..
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,411
Posted By tudorowen1

Sounds like you are in the USA?..If you can look...

Sounds like you are in the USA?..If you can look on Ebay or Craigslist and perhaps buy yourself a Bike Friday Tikit..You could find a large sized one ..it will be a better ride than a Brompton..It...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By tudorowen1

Buy an Aber Halo stem..maybe from SJScycles or...

Buy an Aber Halo stem..maybe from SJScycles or Thor USA and cut the handlebars down and fit the Aber Halo stem on the back of the handlepost..not the front..Fit some new handlebars..hey presto..the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By tudorowen1

Take it to a shop like Fudges in Paddington...

Take it to a shop like Fudges in Paddington ,London or any other shop where they are used to folders..
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