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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,682
Posted By seat_boy

You can do rim brakes with removable bosses,...

You can do rim brakes with removable bosses, which are less ugly.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 775
Posted By joey buzzard

I'm into climbing as well and I live in amongst...

I'm into climbing as well and I live in amongst some high mountain ranges. Right now my Swift is set up with 406 wheels and 56_11-42 gearing. Personally I think that maybe the 11-42 cassette is a bit...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,682
Posted By tds101

REVIEW or it DIDN'T HAPPEN!!!...

REVIEW or it DIDN'T HAPPEN!!! :roflmao2:Congrats!!! ENJOY!!! :beer:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,682
Posted By Jipe

Yes, rim brakes weight less, are less fragile...

Yes, rim brakes weight less, are less fragile than disc and need less maintenance than hydraulic disc brakes.

But they have also drawbacks especially on small wheel bikes on which the wear of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,289
Posted By BullMeister

Just ordered 2 of the Origami Bull models (his...

Just ordered 2 of the Origami Bull models (his and hers). I'm new to the whole folding bicycle world so I had several questions regarding the bikes. I spoke with Paul Pinigis (owner) a couple of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,682
Posted By jfouellette

It wasn't me but I like the idea of bringing it...

It wasn't me but I like the idea of bringing it back.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 775
Posted By jfouellette

Changing some of the components would be a good...

Changing some of the components would be a good exercise to test it out. That upcoming Swift bike with the 58T chainring is also interesting for increased speed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 775
Posted By stargazer48

Sounds great. Btw, I purchased my used Swift from...

Sounds great. Btw, I purchased my used Swift from Peter Reich back in 2006.https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/swift_tucson_dd88529e6ae96ad94b9218eeb7e4a5cb58ce214d.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 775
Posted By joey buzzard

The gearing choice sounds superb. Fast and super...

The gearing choice sounds superb. Fast and super capable in the hills.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,141
Posted By Ron Damon

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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,141
Posted By Ron Damon

I have enough life experience living in the West...

I have enough life experience living in the West and East, Global North and Global South to know how much things cost. A resident of a country that makes many of your tires that are sold for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,321
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
08-04-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By Ron Damon

Thanks for that. Here I was talking about the...

Thanks for that. Here I was talking about the quality of the bag for folks that have the Dahon front block and the Tern Luggage Truss. And you inject the irrelevant and tired Brompton is better bit....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By Jipe

The drawback of this front mounting solution is...

The drawback of this front mounting solution is the weight limit of 7kg (which is the total front weight, including the weight of the bag).

For the Brompton front block its 10kg what makes a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,141
Posted By tds101

Excuse me, but that's 99.97kg,... :lol:

Excuse me, but that's 99.97kg,... :lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,289
Posted By tds101

Electric Scooter sold, soon I'll have this...

Electric Scooter sold, soon I'll have this baby,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 331,415
Posted By daviddillard

Basic Black like the first Swift Folder or...

Basic Black like the first Swift Folder or British Racing Green. Or better still, British Racing Green top tube and Gloss black fork and rear triangle.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 331,415
Posted By tds101

Dear LOARDYYYY!!! I'm waiting for a buyer, right...

Dear LOARDYYYY!!! I'm waiting for a buyer, right now, so I can get the Origami Bull,...and now you do THIS?!?!?! You guys are, IMO, becoming the #1 bike company in the USA (for ME!!! YMMV):ride:
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,141
Posted By Ron Damon

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,141
Posted By tds101

The bottle was hitting the steering post,...a...

The bottle was hitting the steering post,...a definite no-no! I need shorter water bottles. :lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Dgun

Tannus airless tire review

“Save your money” Do not buy the Tannus airless solid foam tires. The tires are awesome at providing flat resistance, but they are approximately 30% slower than normal rubber tires and tubes. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,141
Posted By Ron Damon

What's the size on those 305 Maxxis Hookworms?...

What's the size on those 305 Maxxis Hookworms? I've got the same wheelset, branded as Narra, on my FSIR. Not flash but trouble-free and solid.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,141
Posted By Lug

Wife and I rode the folders home from church...

Wife and I rode the folders home from church today. I rode the Dahon and she rode the Fuji. A nice cruise up Chester Creek Trail....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By willydstyle

Unless you can explain why you're on the fence...

Unless you can explain why you're on the fence about it I'm not sure how to respond to this thread usefully. Can you expand?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 462,976
Posted By jhoff80

I don't have calipers but I want to replace my...

I don't have calipers but I want to replace my seatpost clamp on my 8H, does anyone happen to know the correct size clamp for the 20" Downtubes?

Edit: Used the circumference to get an estimate,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By BobbyG

St. Sheldon of Blessed Memory...a genius taken...

St. Sheldon of Blessed Memory...a genius taken from this world much too soon and in a very unfair manner.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By Leisesturm

OEM gearing is 33" - 88" (53T x 11-30 8sp). If I...

OEM gearing is 33" - 88" (53T x 11-30 8sp). If I used a planetary drive hub with cassette, and a 44T chainring I could get 20" - 98". I would be good with that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By mlau

I salute you!

I salute you!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By tcs

Hmm. There are two mainframe latches and a...

Hmm. There are two mainframe latches and a handlepost latch. And two quick releases on the telescoping seatpost. And two quick releases on the handlebars. And a unique brake cable tension release...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By HumanPerson

Thank you Pinigis, Jipe, willydstyle, pinholecam,...

Thank you Pinigis, Jipe, willydstyle, pinholecam, tcs, Leisesturm, and linberl. I didn't expect this post to attract so much attention! You've all given me much to think about.

Thank you,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't think you can write off Dahons and Terns...

I don't think you can write off Dahons and Terns and Giants as "cheap China made folding bikes". The mid and top tier models of those companies are very nice bikes, and 20" wheels strike a practical...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By mlau

The stock plastic pedal was actually pretty nice,...

The stock plastic pedal was actually pretty nice, and about half the weight of the metal pedals I had on hand.
I kept the plastic pedal on the right side.

For the left, I installed the MKS FD-7...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By tds101

Check out the Origami Bull - it's spec'd above...

Check out the Origami Bull - it's spec'd above its price point, and the weight limit is 300lbs+: https://www.origamibicycles.com/product/bull/
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By tds101

These are excellent folding bikes, and they won't...

These are excellent folding bikes, and they won't break the bank:

​​​​​​https://www.origamibicycles.com/
​​​​​​https://zizzo.bike/

They're in the USA, the companies are known for excellent...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Murray Missile

Wheelset arrived today, The tires are Kenda Kwest...

Wheelset arrived today, The tires are Kenda Kwest 20 X 1.50, not the high pressure version though. I have some Kenda K909A 20 X 1.75's to put on them, I'll use the 1.5's on something else. Not much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,985
Posted By keyosuke

I bought mine from an old guy who felt he had...

I bought mine from an old guy who felt he had gotten too old to ride it. It rides as good as any other steel mountain bike I ever had, and folks up to fit in cars I could never fit the others in....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,346
Posted By tcs

Disc breaks: ...

Disc breaks:
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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By base2

Antifriction because in a hybrid drivetrain with...

Antifriction because in a hybrid drivetrain with a Schlumpf, DD3, or CS-RK3 the wrap is the same as an a 1x. In a Schlumpf/IGH system the wrap is 0.

An equivalent wrap for such a wide range in a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Antifriction

suggestion: Origami 500% 2x9

There are at least a few of us who would like to see a production folder with a 500% gear range, and the recently-announced Microshift Super Short...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,346
Posted By Ozonation

I'm pretty handy, but I have a ways to go for...

I'm pretty handy, but I have a ways to go for several hundred times! I wasn't aware that for the more common disc brakes, only one pad moves. I assumed both moved. I'll check that out. That...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,346
Posted By tds101

This is a fact. Disc brakes are perfect for a...

This is a fact. Disc brakes are perfect for a small wheel bike. Hydraulic though, NOPE!



I don't know why some people always argue against a small wheeled bike with disc brakes. They're so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 28,103
Posted By tds101

She's still in 100% new condition. Covid really...

She's still in 100% new condition. Covid really robbed me of my riding time,... :(
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By tds101

Your upcoming lineup gets better and better by...

Your upcoming lineup gets better and better by the day,... :cheers:
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,289
Posted By tds101

:lol::lol::lol: Don't take it literally, my wife...

:lol::lol::lol: Don't take it literally, my wife would kill me! :lol::lol::lol:

I'm just stoked that a folding bike has finally been made that can handle heavier weight riders, can take me having...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,682
Posted By tds101

This is a suggestion thread for a POSSIBLE Swift...

This is a suggestion thread for a POSSIBLE Swift rebirth, NOT a thread on Swift maintenance and upgrades. You people hijacked the damn thread.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By joey buzzard

I've not ridden any Origami bikes personally, but...

I've not ridden any Origami bikes personally, but they look rather excellent for the price point they're sold at. The main guy behind that company often posts on this forum and he's helpful and easy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By tcs

Uh, maybe they should have bought a folder? I mean, duh.

From the BBC, a report on bike parking/storage in London. I swear, it's almost a Brompton advertisement. :)

https://youtu.be/3q-Wl-OR-co


BTW, the white bike the lady is struggling with IS a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,536
Posted By tcs

Our OP said the usage would be multimodal...

Our OP said the usage would be multimodal commuting. Based on many years personal experience, BikeFriday would be just about the last 'folder' I'd choose for multimodal commuting.

The OP hasn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By 2_i

These days you will not get a higher end bike for...

These days you will not get a higher end bike for this money, even used. I.e., yes, it is midrange.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,682
Posted By Jipe

The 52t chainring and 9-32 cassette of the Birdy...

The 52t chainring and 9-32 cassette of the Birdy Touring with wheel diameter close to the one of the swift when using 50mm wide tires provides nice gear inches and a large enough range to ride fast...
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