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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
07-12-22, 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
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
04-12-22, 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
04-06-22, 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
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?
03-09-22, 01:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,064
Posted By pinholecam

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

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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: 11,608
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
12-13-21, 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
06-27-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 45,464
Posted By pinholecam

does the material difference affect anything...

does the material difference affect anything beyond weight and tensile strength?
>> Yes, since tensile strength is different, "by right" the thickness has to be adjusted accordingly to get the same...
06-24-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,064
Posted By pinholecam

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x534/50028810293_3d4b3f18d6_c_1c1d62cee6bbcd8473fd62f8b3cc84e285340c79.jpg
This is my ideal build but I gave up some max tire clearance for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,608
Posted By pinholecam

Thanks, just sharing the info I have getting the...

Thanks, just sharing the info I have getting the bike done up so that it can benefit anyone else thinking of doing it.

Bike is great, I can't be happier.
Fast as any road bike in the group rides...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By pinholecam

AliExpress will have lots of options or some...

AliExpress will have lots of options or some other website that has sources to the cheap China wheels.
Over here in Singapore, there are many such options.
Quality varies of course from maker to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,841
Posted By pinholecam

The Brompton has elevated itself to be beyond...

The Brompton has elevated itself to be beyond just a bike. Its a fashion statement and a badge of wealth.
Bike buyers fall into 3-4 categories.
1. The lifestyle (well heeled )
2. The performance...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,395
Posted By pinholecam

I ride both and its almost every Sunday I will...

I ride both and its almost every Sunday I will ride one with road bike groups. (Sat is w/ the road bike)
The folding bike is slower at top speed with the realities of gearing, and smaller wheels...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,608
Posted By pinholecam

Incidentally, ChinaCycling has just done a video...

Incidentally, ChinaCycling has just done a video piece on Waltly Titanium
https://youtu.be/WMxBaq13UO4
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,608
Posted By pinholecam

The Ride ...

The Ride

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Took the bike out for a 90+km ride and then a 60km one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27,184
Views: 17,760,173
Posted By pinholecam

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My latest idea of a bike.

Custom Titanium Breakaway...
Replies: 41
Views: 7,945
Posted By pinholecam

Giving a bump to this thread since my custom bike...

Giving a bump to this thread since my custom bike is ready

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,608
Posted By pinholecam

Bike setup ...

Bike setup

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A bit of a delay with the setup due to low...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,707
Posted By pinholecam

Many of the Dahon style folders actually roll...

Many of the Dahon style folders actually roll very well after fold.
they just need a velcro strap to secure the 2 folded portions together.
Pushes a bit like a wheel barrow when the handlebar is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,372
Posted By pinholecam

I had the IVE and cycled with it to quite a few...

I had the IVE and cycled with it to quite a few places/countries.

Your height is ok for the IVE.

Since you are in JPN, I'd say get the IVE or the Birdy as they are (or the particular model)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,244
Posted By pinholecam

Folding Tales has a review for the ChangeBike...

Folding Tales has a review for the ChangeBike 700c and the Ritchey Breakaway steel cross.

https://www.foldingtales.com/home/2017/9/19/change-bike-df-702-review
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,608
Posted By pinholecam

Order / Fabrication Once the design is...

Order / Fabrication

Once the design is finalized, the approval is given and the frame will be built up.
Then nothing more but to wait for about 1 month for the frame to be ready.


Graphics
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,608
Posted By pinholecam

I chose Waltly Titanium because of the good...

I chose Waltly Titanium because of the good reviews that I can find on the internet.
The often 3 companies are Waltly, Titan and XACD.
XACD, the common comment is that they are pushy though they...
Replies: 41
Views: 7,945
Posted By pinholecam

I am a short rider and in the past (10+ yrs ago),...

I am a short rider and in the past (10+ yrs ago), XXS bikes were not so common, would not mind getting a ladies bike but also not common then, especially for Tri bikes.
Also did not want to deal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,399
Posted By pinholecam

If you can live with a weight increase, a...

If you can live with a weight increase, a suspension seatpost is the best.
I have a Suntour one on my folding gravel bike and its the biggest difference in ride quality I've ever experienced.
It...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,436
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
03-01-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,886
Posted By pinholecam

I will not recommend the Bike Friday Pocket...

I will not recommend the Bike Friday Pocket Rocket nor NWT if you need to fold the bike every time you use/store it.
They are great riding bikes, but they are more of "bikes that break down for...
12-18-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,091
Posted By pinholecam

10t will help. Sunrace has a 10-46t for 11sp ...

10t will help.
Sunrace has a 10-46t for 11sp

I run a 44t with 10-42t on Sram Rival on a 650b bike, either on 42mm or 28mm tires.
Bike is mainly catered for touring and some stand in 'road...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,436
Posted By pinholecam

Some thoughts about the bike for air travel and...

Some thoughts about the bike for air travel and travel in general.

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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,436
Posted By pinholecam

Box measures 36x24x18". It can be shorter by...

Box measures 36x24x18".
It can be shorter by about 1"+, though I made it bigger just in case....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,436
Posted By pinholecam

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x450/psx_20191121_164721_11b26ea3d4734b119d8dffb5b98845b9589bcce9.jpg

First trip by air in Penang



This is a family trip to nearby...
11-04-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,114
Posted By pinholecam

Just an update with a photo of the folded bike. ...

Just an update with a photo of the folded bike.
Folding is rather fast and the size after that goes into a car trunk or into the car easily. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-19, 02:04 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,436
Posted By pinholecam

Been a while since I swapped to the longer cables...

Been a while since I swapped to the longer cables to let the bike fold properly (original installation did not cater for it and was to taunt when trying to fold), just no time to take some photos of...
08-27-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,763
Posted By pinholecam

Your brakes won't reach unless they are disc...

Your brakes won't reach unless they are disc brakes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,526
Posted By pinholecam

I think the Rinko system works because a typical...

I think the Rinko system works because a typical East Asian (up till probably 1980's anyway) is 1.65m and not a 1.8m of a typical US guy.
The reason is that the bike frame does not break down, so a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,436
Posted By pinholecam

RackTime LightIT Rear Rack ...

RackTime LightIT Rear Rack

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Took a chance with the RackTime LightIT rear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,436
Posted By pinholecam

The ride was with 3 other riders on roadbikes...

The ride was with 3 other riders on roadbikes carrying about the same amount of luggage.
So at the least, maybe a 3-4kg difference in bike weight, the rest considering about the same.

I did find...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,436
Posted By pinholecam

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x1024/img_20190809_093322_1024_53a2926c98d7c03029dd433b19b5866d8700cfbf.jpg
Carradice Pendel saddle bag


The Carradice Bagman system is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,436
Posted By pinholecam

2 Day trip to Bintan A short 2 day trip to...

2 Day trip to Bintan

A short 2 day trip to the island of Bintan presented itself as a chance to try out the ChangeBike in "credit card touring" mode.
Roads there are generally in good condition...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,436
Posted By pinholecam

So how does a folding mtb, converted to all-road...

So how does a folding mtb, converted to all-road bike with 42mm tires ride vs guys on niffy (and often much pricier) road bikes?


42mm tires certainly add to the pedaling weight.
Of course the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,436
Posted By pinholecam

I usually do not want to comment too much on the...

I usually do not want to comment too much on the bikes until I have some mileage in them.
It takes some time to get over the euphoria of a new bike as well as enough mileage in real use to get a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,436
Posted By pinholecam

Change Bike 650B

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1536x1024/change3_e1a484a042670fd6d236c039194acdae6122aacc.jpg

So its finally ready (sort of... )

Its been quite a wait for the release of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,767
Posted By pinholecam

Here is mine : ...

Here is mine :

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4365/36149905123_5760cba61d_b.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4815/44947685574_e8178fb124_b.jpg


Ultegra R8000
Ascent Cirrus Elite wheels.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,322
Posted By pinholecam

I have/had 14", 18" 20-406, 20-451 and 700c...

I have/had 14", 18" 20-406, 20-451 and 700c bikes.

It really depends on the individual's use case. (ie. last mile commute; casual riding; part commute by car; city riding; gravel riding; long...
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