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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 324,130
Posted By calgarc

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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my latest creation...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

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here is the bike after the build... a bike ain't complete without...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By calgarc

you really notice the weight going up steep hills.

you really notice the weight going up steep hills.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By calgarc

lol they do that on race bikes... "weights only...

lol they do that on race bikes... "weights only 900 grams, lightest road bike ever" (frameset only) lolol
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By calgarc

anything under 25lb is fine for me, as I used to...

anything under 25lb is fine for me, as I used to ride road bikes before I switched over.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By calgarc

https://www.bikeforums.net/21943327-post12.html ...

https://www.bikeforums.net/21943327-post12.html

from another thread
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By calgarc

Your folding Bike weight

Here's a fun little thread... How much do your folders weigh? My current build weighs in at just 22.8lb as a single speed with a steel frameset.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,180
Posted By calgarc

that was the joke I was making. Schwalbes seem to...

that was the joke I was making. Schwalbes seem to be king around these parts of the forums
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,180
Posted By calgarc

I came here just to see how many people recommend...

I came here just to see how many people recommend Schwalbes lolol
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By calgarc

I actually need aluminum wheels for my bike lolol...

I actually need aluminum wheels for my bike lolol I may have to check them out too...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By calgarc

I got my tires from decathalon (Canada). some 20"...

I got my tires from decathalon (Canada). some 20" btwin tires... they are not schwalbes but they are quit nice...

anything like that around you??
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By calgarc

do you want to be clipped in or not. personally I...

do you want to be clipped in or not. personally I use cheap all metal pedals on my folding bike, although the road and mountain pedals from shimano as well as look pedals are nice if you want to clip...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By calgarc

schwalbe makes a fantastic tire. I have wider...

schwalbe makes a fantastic tire. I have wider rims on my bike (also 20 inch) and I bought some btwin tires (store brand from decathalon). they seem to roll really well and perform fine, they are also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

lol I am not that much of a weight weenie. plus...

lol I am not that much of a weight weenie. plus those points might come in handy in the future if I ever decide to turn it into a touring bike or something else...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

that site is pure gold lol... I will look into it.

that site is pure gold lol... I will look into it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

I have no idea. The bike will be stored on my...

I have no idea. The bike will be stored on my boat, so having some marine grade materials will be nice. if I can save some LBs that would be nice too. although I already achieved my goal of under...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

I am also patiently looking around for some...

I am also patiently looking around for some aluminum BMX wheels and a crankset I can put on this beast. shave an extra 1-2lb and get that extra performance.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

the BB is brand new, also the hubs were rebuilt....

the BB is brand new, also the hubs were rebuilt. I have yet to do anything with the headset as its fine, although I do plan on replacing/rebuilding them at some point soon.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

I still have to properly install and adjust the...

I still have to properly install and adjust the brake cables, but here is the bike in the current state/

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

oh I will post pics soon. gotta get new brake...

oh I will post pics soon. gotta get new brake cables first. also now that its much lower I can shop around for drop bars C:... lol this is an addiction.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

I found a temporary solution that works. it was...

I found a temporary solution that works. it was to use a quill extender and quill stem. I was able to get the front end 1.5-2 inches lower giving me a much better setup. I can swap the 2 pieces over...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

I was thinking of something similar except much...

I was thinking of something similar except much lower and drop bars lol...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

that would probably help. rofl... ...

that would probably help. rofl...

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1213611-its-been-6-years.html

its still a work in progress so to speak. looking for new wheelset/cranks and looking at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

LOL on a side note, removing the folding stem...

LOL on a side note, removing the folding stem system would shave some severe KG's off the bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By calgarc

No folding stem...

so I am doing a bit more work on my folding bike, I am looking at putting a lower stem on the bike as the current ones are too tall and non adjustable. I could get get an adjustable folding one of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By calgarc

I get my bikes weighed at the shops when ever I...

I get my bikes weighed at the shops when ever I visit. as for speed I just use strava and record general types of rides and estimate. so far I am getting about 21km/h on city road and 17.5km/h on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By calgarc

19km/h average on flat city road with mellow...

19km/h average on flat city road with mellow hills + several stop lights. I would say that's fairly decent all things considering. Bike accelerates quickly and is nimble. hopping between lanes and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By calgarc

New pedals increased the power and performance I...

New pedals increased the power and performance I get out of the gearing. I shall report back with some numbers see what average speeds I am getting.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By calgarc

I had a similiar setup on the folder I recently...

I had a similiar setup on the folder I recently built. FSA makes great square taper sealed BBs if you don't want to replace the crankset.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By calgarc

Literal C: ... The bike will be stored on my...

Literal C: ... The bike will be stored on my Pearson 30. It will be stored in a water proof bag and taken out when I reach whatever destination I sail to.

I have a single winter here in Canada...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By calgarc

This will be my first and only winter on a...

This will be my first and only winter on a Folding bike. I plan on sailing to warmer climates for the winter from now on C:
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By calgarc

Oh yeah. the bike accelerates and tops out very...

Oh yeah. the bike accelerates and tops out very quickly. Passing road and mountain cyclists on the road C:
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By calgarc

Winter Riding??

How many of you ride your folding bikes during winter? heavy snow? light snow? etc...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By calgarc

post pictures so we can see. It will give us a...

post pictures so we can see. It will give us a better understanding
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By calgarc

I shaved nearly 8lb off the bike. the RD,...

I shaved nearly 8lb off the bike. the RD, cassette, and BB alone made about 2.5lb!!! The bike is now sitting pretty at 26.09lb, I have to install the new Alivio brakes I bought, and source a crankset.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By calgarc

The conversion is pretty much done, although I...

The conversion is pretty much done, although I still need to source new brakes and a lightweight crankset.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By calgarc

nice frame

nice frame
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By calgarc

the BB and freewheel arrived. I still have to...

the BB and freewheel arrived. I still have to source new brakes and crankset at some point. should some new pics tomorrow
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By calgarc

hopefully the freewheel and bb come in by friday....

hopefully the freewheel and bb come in by friday. I never realized how bad the brakes are on cheap bikes, simply changing the levers made a world of a difference.

post pics of your ride.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By calgarc

I would want to source out a new handlebar and...

I would want to source out a new handlebar and crankset at some point too, but that will be done at a later date.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By calgarc

Its been 6 years

Welp, I have been in hiding for the past 6 years attempting to comb my cycling addiction. Coming from custom race and touring bikes I have decided to put together a folding bike as I would like to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By calgarc

i found a bit of olive oil on a rough sponge...

i found a bit of olive oil on a rough sponge sometimes works.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,061
Posted By calgarc

if in canada you may be able to get last years...

if in canada you may be able to get last years devinci silverstone at a discount... they have rear mounts for racks and come with tiagra/105 mix at 1300 before discount. if between the two i would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 10:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,590
Posted By calgarc

pockets... saddle bags... and when commuting my...

pockets... saddle bags... and when commuting my backpack
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,837
Posted By calgarc

I ain't walking to the cafe... lol. Cycling and...

I ain't walking to the cafe... lol. Cycling and longboarding to me just feels great.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 09:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,124
Posted By calgarc

clif bars 0_0

clif bars 0_0
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,464
Posted By calgarc

buy your wife expensive shoes then tell her you...

buy your wife expensive shoes then tell her you bought an expensive bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By calgarc

i go to the LBS and see if they have last years...

i go to the LBS and see if they have last years model on sale or even better then have a one off frame they sell at 40% cost :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By calgarc

yes. the saddle should be level to slightly...

yes. the saddle should be level to slightly angled up. make it more comfortable and also keep you from slipping forward
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-14, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By calgarc

very nice bike, although the saddle should be...

very nice bike, although the saddle should be adjusted upwards a bit :D
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