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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By pinholecam

The downside of these new 9sp deraileurs are that...

The downside of these new 9sp deraileurs are that the gear spacing will be big.
Not that big a problem riding at own pace, but if riding faster and with groups, the 'leg shock' of jumping up a much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By pinholecam

Agree. Its really a great bike for cruising at a...

Agree. Its really a great bike for cruising at a good speed (maybe the best small wheeled bike I've ridden for this )
My use case is odd of course (dueling it out with road bikes on the Sunday...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By pinholecam

I had it on my Tyrell IVE and rode a lot with it....

I had it on my Tyrell IVE and rode a lot with it.
Really under considered groupset for what it offers for small wheeled bikes. (in-expensive too )

Only downsides is the limitation on larger cogs...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By pinholecam

Its also very much dated and riding a lot on...

Its also very much dated and riding a lot on nostalgia and dated triumphs.
(I had a souped up TCR )
I like mine when I had it, but having raced it with more modern folders (mostly Tyrell) and road...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By pinholecam

Been there (sort of), done that and also see...

Been there (sort of), done that and also see quite a bit of such.

I have used 18", 406, 451 bikes and I do ride them with my regular road riding friends.
I have also seen another guy attempt to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By pinholecam

Most dedicated designs will be in this sort of...

Most dedicated designs will be in this sort of category. (ie. potentially hard to get broken part )
There are a few pluses (at least from my end of the pond),
1. There is usually a local seller...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By pinholecam

My suggestion is look over readily available...

My suggestion is look over readily available options first and not just stick to Brompton.
There are plenty of folding or small form factor electric bikes from China (Taobao, AliExpress, etc ). ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By pinholecam

I know QingXiang who is the owner of Ascent...

I know QingXiang who is the owner of Ascent Bikes.
Got a 2 pair of wheels from him and they have been really good to the specs.
Reliable seller who stands behind the stuff he sells and never...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By pinholecam

Oops! did not notice your budget. I think...

Oops! did not notice your budget.

I think mine was around $900 for the frame and the my parts were not cheap, getting to around $2.5k for full bike.
You can probably do it cheaper as a full bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By pinholecam

Get a Change Bike 650b Change Bike 650B - Bike...

Get a Change Bike 650b
Change Bike 650B - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1177986-change-bike-650b.html)


Otherwise, just any folder w/ disc brakes and use wider tires.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,223
Posted By pinholecam

Per the TS use case, condition and use case. ...

Per the TS use case, condition and use case.
She may decide after a month that the roads are too chewed up for the small wheels, or the traffic too risky, or just too tiring.
It does not look like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,223
Posted By pinholecam

A I am unsure of your use case. Is it...

A


I am unsure of your use case.
Is it a cycle only commute to the workplace or a public transport+cycle journey.
For the former, the distance is short and I'd recommend you get back that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,980
Posted By pinholecam

Wow! such and old post, but glad that you raised...

Wow! such and old post, but glad that you raised it from the dead.
Interesting bike option.
I did not know it existed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,339
Posted By pinholecam

From my own experience with rim and mechanical...

From my own experience with rim and mechanical disc brakes.

It all depends on the use condition.
The only time I feel that disc brakes are an advantage is with long steep mountain descents. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By pinholecam

Ride quality depends on a lot of factors. Age,...

Ride quality depends on a lot of factors.
Age, weight, ride experience and preference of riding type/posture.
So me at 55kg and used to road bike positions will be quite different to a 85kg guy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By pinholecam

Even my 8 and 10yr old sons do it w/o supervision...

Even my 8 and 10yr old sons do it w/o supervision (16" bi-folds, not 20" ones )
You won't damage the gears if you reverse the rolling.
At most the pedal moves backward a bit before hitting some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By pinholecam

I would not even bother to make it roll on small...

I would not even bother to make it roll on small caster wheels like a Brompton :D

Just fold your Tern, strap the frame with Velcro, leave the handlebar up and push it like a wheelbarrow.

The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By pinholecam

Try Wellgo and MKS for removable pedals. As far...

Try Wellgo and MKS for removable pedals. As far as I know, there are no folding clipless pedals.

Wellgo is very common on ebay and many China based/linked online shopping sites.
Very easy to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By pinholecam

We all know its an itch and the bike will end up...

We all know its an itch and the bike will end up being used by you, so just buy it already :D
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,471
Posted By pinholecam

I have had no issues with 18" and Shimano Saint...

I have had no issues with 18" and Shimano Saint (DH groupset). It has a short cage.
Similar experience with the XTR w/ 406 and 451 20" wheels, no issues.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,471
Posted By pinholecam

Would have been best if it catered a 10-35T or...

Would have been best if it catered a 10-35T or 10-34T with a 10-11-12 teeth for the highest 3 gears.
That will take care of the riders that want to ride faster.
It will need a hub to be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By pinholecam

If 406 with shorter spokes is giving you...

If 406 with shorter spokes is giving you problems, then I can't see how 451 will be better.
I would suggest looking a some other wheelset

I don't know about your weight, but the Tyrell wheels...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By pinholecam

You never mentioned your use case. That will...

You never mentioned your use case.
That will make it easier for people to help you narrow down on the bikes
But this question seems to be only asking about how a Brompton with 3rd party Ti parts...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By pinholecam

Interesting read that I found when re-looking for...

Interesting read that I found when re-looking for the Riding Tales webpage.

ChangeBike DF-702 Folding Bike: Three Month Review – Jess in Mannheim (wordpress.com)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By pinholecam

Kinda hard to explain in words.. Riding...

Kinda hard to explain in words..

Riding Tales explains and illustrates it well with a photo.
Change Bike: Custom Drop Bar Upgrades — Riding Tales...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By pinholecam

Even when riding with road bikes, if one is...

Even when riding with road bikes, if one is cunning and not gentlemanly about it, flat bars are usually fine.
It will involve not taking the pull and maximizing drafting, only launching out at the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By pinholecam

There is a downside to using road bars on the...

There is a downside to using road bars on the Change.
I have one configured w/ road bars as a gravel bike using the newer MTB frame.

It does affect the fold to become not as compact, unless you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-22, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By pinholecam

Oh.. did not notice that they provided an...

Oh.. did not notice that they provided an aluminum fork (very uncommon ).
Carbon one will probably only save a little over it, but will be better on how it transmits road buzz.

The ChangeBike is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By pinholecam

9.06kg is a good weight for a folding full sized...

9.06kg is a good weight for a folding full sized bike.
I am sure a carbon fork will make it even lighter.
What is the material of the current fork?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,267
Posted By pinholecam

Where is this thread going with all this?

Where is this thread going with all this?
03-10-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,163
Posted By pinholecam

I'm also a mainly road and sometimes turn off to...

I'm also a mainly road and sometimes turn off to the trail type of rider (esp when bike touring)
Wanted a bike that I can easily take overseas for faster ride events too, and not be too slow with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,607
Posted By pinholecam

My experience with the Waltly built bikes has...

My experience with the Waltly built bikes has been very good so far. So much so that it will be what I will go for for any future bike I want (or for my kids).

For my setup, the brakes are disc...
03-09-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,064
Posted By pinholecam

I was wondering about it too, remembering that in...

I was wondering about it too, remembering that in the past for the Blackbird project, the US had to go a long undercover route to get enough titanium for it.
But then nowadays titanium seems common...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By pinholecam

Carbon folding bikes... as far as the ones I...

Carbon folding bikes... as far as the ones I have seen, the joint is not only still metal, but it also has to start early before the actual joint, so there is substantial chunk of metal, meaning...
03-09-22, 01:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,064
Posted By pinholecam

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x683/sojourn_2_86886428a05a6cc1f14607258b3e712d272e4f15.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,267
Posted By pinholecam

Saw this too late. But for US folks, maybe...

Saw this too late.

But for US folks, maybe the Bike Friday Pocket Rocket is the most accessible and good one (though not really good/convenient fold). The Super Pro version has been the fastest...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,429
Posted By pinholecam

MTB suspensions are over engineered for road...

MTB suspensions are over engineered for road riding for sure. Unfortunately, the shorter travel options (eg. 30mm) are as expensive as the longer 100mm options and weight about the same.
So for 26,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-22, 12:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,429
Posted By pinholecam

Jan Heine does have a vested interest in selling...

Jan Heine does have a vested interest in selling his line of tires as well as 'vision'.
I don't fully disagree nor agree with him, based on my own experiences with bike types, tire and tire widths....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,607
Posted By pinholecam

Gave the bike a break down for cleaning up and...

Gave the bike a break down for cleaning up and lubing the screws.

After about 1.5yrs with this bike, I have to say that I am amazed by the Ritchey Breakaway system.
It breaks down the bike in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,708
Posted By pinholecam

The Tyrell IVE uses the same folding concept. ...

The Tyrell IVE uses the same folding concept.
That said, nothing 'tucks' the wheels better than the Brompton when folded, so width wise, its still the neatest and most narrow.

Its really all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,717
Posted By pinholecam

I used 18" Schwalbe Marathon Racers extensively. ...

I used 18" Schwalbe Marathon Racers extensively.
High mileage, audax, light gravel, tours and fast rides with even road bikes.
Seems a good enough compromise for me wrt puncture resistance,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,708
Posted By pinholecam

The bi-fold also offers a quick fold into roughly...

The bi-fold also offers a quick fold into roughly half the bike length as a practical aspect and no need to roller wheels/rack to push around after fold (provided it was catered for in the design of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By pinholecam

For ground clearance, it will depends on users...

For ground clearance, it will depends on users appetite for how low it is and where they cycle.
I have run mid cages on 20" wheels without issues for many years.
I have also done mid-short cage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-15-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,152
Posted By pinholecam

Is it a specific model of Dahon Dash to have...

Is it a specific model of Dahon Dash to have V-brake mounts?
I recall the ones I saw in the local showroom were for caliper brakes.

Also, I am curious about the tire size. What size are they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,708
Posted By pinholecam

Even though I live nearer to the source of these...

Even though I live nearer to the source of these bikes and have easy access to them from the local market, I really can't be bothered to buy into the hype of owning one.

A bi-fold really does the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By pinholecam

Yes, this one.

Yes, this one.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By pinholecam

Maybe consider the SRAM Red crankset. (the pre-12...

Maybe consider the SRAM Red crankset. (the pre-12 speed version)
Its one of the lightest mainstream one on the market and easy to obtain.

I got one in combination with a SRAM Rival groupset and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By pinholecam

My gauge in speed is always the rides I do,...

My gauge in speed is always the rides I do, usually with other riders on road bikes.
So comparatively, I will say that the 406 tends to meet a limit in the pack sooner than the 451, so if there is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-28-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By pinholecam

I got to 8.2kg with a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket...

I got to 8.2kg with a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket Super Pro. (includes pedals)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By pinholecam

It can be worse with the added weight,...

It can be worse with the added weight, transmission losses and more lossy IGH.
So the S2L is probably the best choice that GCN chose to put up a show (rider certainly will also know what gear...
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