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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By tomtomtom123

Photos seem to show somewhere around 16 inches...

Photos seem to show somewhere around 16 inches but it's a really old model. The rim width will also affect tire selection.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By 3speedslow

Last time I talked to them they had news of a USA...

Last time I talked to them they had news of a USA produced set of panniers for the Dahon coming out. But that was before the Corona mess...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,546
Posted By EngineBreaker95

For those who want to upscale the speed of Dahon...

For those who want to upscale the speed of Dahon K3, try installing a Schulpf onto it. I was reading crank reviews and found a bike shop who installed a Schlumpf Speed drive on a K3
search ' cycle...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By tds101

They were probably updating the site,...no...

They were probably updating the site,...no biggie. They're not going anywhere anytime soon. :speedy:
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By linberl

Ha ha, maybe he forgot to pay his server bill. ...

Ha ha, maybe he forgot to pay his server bill. Glad he's back up and running.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By towndock

Happy to see the site back. Thor's site is a...

Happy to see the site back. Thor's site is a great folding bike resource.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By zebede

its back up 6/12/20

its back up 6/12/20
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By tomtomtom123

Smaller wheels are more difficult to true, not...

Smaller wheels are more difficult to true, not easier, because the smaller length spoke requires less turns of the nipple and become very sensitive to tension, and I think the more acute curvature...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 667,686
Posted By Jipe

The kickstarter bike wasn't a mature bike at all,...

The kickstarter bike wasn't a mature bike at all, everything had to be redesigned afterward.

Yes gluing is used, but this wasn't what was promised during the kickstarter campaign (I think that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 667,686
Posted By Joe Remi

I think the SF Craigslist seller's price is...

I think the SF Craigslist seller's price is unethical gouging, and the fact they're still available supports this. But who knows, maybe he'll get lucky one day.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 667,686
Posted By theerandyman

Interesting and informative thread. Even before...

Interesting and informative thread. Even before the comments that followed mine, I'd fine-tune my comment from, "Sounds like my kind of company" to, "If I had to choose, I'd take engineering chops...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 667,686
Posted By Jipe

This statement is really a joke ! The...

This statement is really a joke !

The kickstarter launch was a pure social communication and marketing exercise from a guy with very little technical knowledge.

The huge delay before that the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 667,686
Posted By blakcloud

So with your anecdote you are implying that the...

So with your anecdote you are implying that the company you worked for went broke because the VC investors phoned a lot? Seriously? You do know the difference between correlation and causality right?...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 82,074
Posted By rhenning

That was the problem. The factories hired people...

That was the problem. The factories hired people with no welding experience and sold the bikes without testing the frames first. Being a welder there was no or little welding penetration of the metal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 82,074
Posted By Fentuz

I was just looking at the failure picture above...

I was just looking at the failure picture above and it seems there is very little if any penetration in the weld. To me, it looks like the bead of molten aluminium acted as a glue rather than a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 82,074
Posted By downtube

I don't think anything could be worse :) ...

I don't think anything could be worse :)

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By linberl

I'm not sure I would agree with that. Aside from...

I'm not sure I would agree with that. Aside from the folding specific reasons, there are other reasons for a folder. It is definitely more nimble in traffic, and accelerates faster from a stop than a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Jipe

For a road bike, small wheels 20" ETRTO 406, 18"...

For a road bike, small wheels 20" ETRTO 406, 18" ETRTO 355, 17" ETRTO369 or 16" ETRTO349 are not a drawback at all.

With a well designed bike, small wheel provide as good performances than big...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Folding bikes are a compromise, more portable...

Folding bikes are a compromise, more portable than a non-folding bike, but the ride is likely impaired somewhat. Different folding bikes emphasize one of those characteristics over the other.

For...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Jipe

The first reason is obviously because it folds ->...

The first reason is obviously because it folds -> easy to carry/take with you everywhere what also brings theft protection.

But there is another advantage, small wheel (16" ETRTO 349 and 20" ETRTO...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By KC8QVO

I own both and ride both. I choose to ride...

I own both and ride both.

I choose to ride my folder regularly even though I have a full size bike. I suppose I don't have any "reason", other than it is another bike and I like giving it some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By linberl

One 16" Bike Friday pakiT and one 20" Dahon Mu...

One 16" Bike Friday pakiT and one 20" Dahon Mu Uno. And while I didn't list it as a reason to own folders, subjectively I happen to think they are great looking, nicer looking than full sized bikes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By linberl

1. space constraints at home 2. multi modal...

1. space constraints at home
2. multi modal travel (much easier to take on transit)
3. theft prevention (take into the office or throw into a friend's car trunk)
4. smaller wheels (easier...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,346
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
05-04-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By linberl

Yup, +1. Freewheel limitation. I think the cost...

Yup, +1. Freewheel limitation. I think the cost of upgrading exceeds the value of that bike. You're look at a new rear wheel, cassette, chain, rear der, shifters, cabling. Maybe sell it and buy a new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Russ Roth

You need a whole rear wheel, new cassette and...

You need a whole rear wheel, new cassette and shifter. Going 11 speed you may have trouble with the chain riding on the chainring depending on how wide the chainring is. But you have no front...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,308
Posted By linberl

There are reasons some people have more than one...

There are reasons some people have more than one bike - because no single bike can do everything perfectly. I guess most Brommie riders use them in cities and are not riding daily more than 20 miles...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By bikebikebike

Wrists don't like to be part of the suspension....

Wrists don't like to be part of the suspension. Ulnar and carpal tunnels and hand pressure are addressable.
I spent the first half of my life fitting myself to bikes. Having bikes fit me was better...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By bikebikebike

Derailleurs get buggered up easily on MTB and...

Derailleurs get buggered up easily on MTB and 20"bikes, but did the chain get bent, too?
pics and specifics would be helpful, even if just in the "post game"followup
It would be good to have a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,463
Posted By bikebikebike

I have an older Curve that had a handlebar post...

I have an older Curve that had a handlebar post recall from CPSC.
Was this rotation the reason? I never got an answer.
I have not had rotation problems with the post, and have found the Dahons...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,808
Posted By bikebikebike

I have a Matrix with First Gen Lockjaw. It is...

I have a Matrix with First Gen Lockjaw.
It is solid and secure and no problems with wear, but real fiddly to get set up and maintain, until you get it figured out.
Hardly intuitive, requires you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,811
Posted By tds101

I do want you to know that I have no vested...

I do want you to know that I have no vested interest in any brand I've mentioned. I do recommend Dahon as well, and they're an excellent brand. My reason for suggesting USA based companies right now...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,811
Posted By tds101

Call to see what they have in their showroom....

Call to see what they have in their showroom. Also, a word of warning (I'll beat everyone to the punch), please, whatever you get, DON'T get a Tern folding bike. Their frames are still breaking today.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,811
Posted By linberl

Here's 3 to look at. The Costco bike can also be...

Here's 3 to look at. The Costco bike can also be purchased direct from Zizzo, but if you're a costco member (or known one will share their member # with you to order) they have a great return policy....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By 3speedslow

The schwalbe Marathon racer is an excellent tire...

The schwalbe Marathon racer is an excellent tire and won’t cause fit problems
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Fentuz

Have you spoken to White in Malmesbury...

Have you spoken to White in Malmesbury (Wiltshire). They were dahon dealer and are still selling dahon... I went to the shop before lockdown to get kinetix wheels...
https://foldingbike.biz/
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think that SJS in the UK is filling mail order...

I think that SJS in the UK is filling mail order orders but they might be behind schedule. They sell some items for folding bikes, I just checked and they sell MKS EZY pedals.

I am not familiar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Pahana

I think your best bet is just to purchase MKS...

I think your best bet is just to purchase MKS quick release pedals. The dealer you purchased the bike from is probably not going to be of help. Have you contacted Dahon? There are a few bike dealers...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Pinigis

Check with Thor, he is a great resource for Dahon...

Check with Thor, he is a great resource for Dahon issues.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By downtube

Tern's behavior has been horrible. I don't think...

Tern's behavior has been horrible. I don't think they can be trusted. Just get a Dahon.

Thanks,
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By linberl

+1^^^. If it didn't have a motor, I'd say check...

+1^^^. If it didn't have a motor, I'd say check the serial number and inspect the bike super carefully. But the added stress of a motor
means you only want a bike with a SOLID frame reputation.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By bargainguy

Don't buy it. Reasoning: Never buy into...

Don't buy it. Reasoning: Never buy into problems.

Tern has a horrible record of frame failures on their regular folders. Seems they use the public as a beta tester instead of sound R&D. Not...
02-20-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,508
Posted By jadocs

Park Tool: Campagnolo crank and bearing tool ...

Park Tool: Campagnolo crank and bearing tool
Park Tool: Derailleur hanger tool

I do not like relying on anyone to perform repairs on my bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,308
Posted By fietsbob

I'd say you should buy the bike designed around...

I'd say you should buy the bike designed around the suspension feature ,
Moulton or Birdy are examples ..

or forget about a suspension fork and ride your Brompton, If You already have it, as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-10, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,308
Posted By ShinyBiker

I think that most of the Brompton purists would...

I think that most of the Brompton purists would flog you for attempting to retrofit a kids front suspension to a Brommie, lol. In the words of Col. Kurtz, "The horror!"

Not to say it couldn't be...
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