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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,643
Posted By wesgreen

I think I know the feeling - the only thing...

I think I know the feeling - the only thing you're sorry about is that you didn't get it sooner, right? Beautiful bike. Dahon should maybe sign you up for an endorsement deal.
You're lucky to get a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,812
Posted By wesgreen

Too heavy for me (probably over 30 pds. with...

Too heavy for me (probably over 30 pds. with rack, lights and MKS pedals), although I would avoid Tern anyway. But kudos to them for trying something different! I don't find it ugly.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By wesgreen

The Dahon bikes I've owned and seen rolled great...

The Dahon bikes I've owned and seen rolled great folded up without any silly little wheels attached.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By wesgreen

It should be pretty self explanatory for the...

It should be pretty self explanatory for the average person. But I would take the magnet assembly on the rear wheel apart and reassembly it with epoxy, to make sure it won't fly away. (First, find...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,179
Posted By wesgreen

I thought bikes are supposed to get lighter, not...

I thought bikes are supposed to get lighter, not heavier? Good looking hinge though, and glad to see them working on new designs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,222
Posted By wesgreen

You said "The frame defects problem was resolved...

You said "The frame defects problem was resolved years ago." , which is obviously untrue, thereby misleading a potential buyer, and possibly endangering his health/life.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,222
Posted By wesgreen

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1061112-e...

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1061112-expanded-tern-recall-11.html



If you follow some of the links on these pages you can see that it wasn't . But Tern treats their dealers very...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,222
Posted By wesgreen

There are also some smaller bike makers posting...

There are also some smaller bike makers posting here, Yan (Downtube) and Pinigis (Origami), who have affordable models in their lineups that get good reviews and definitely seem worth checking out....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,222
Posted By wesgreen

Dahon gives you the best bang for the buck, if...

Dahon gives you the best bang for the buck, if you know which of their models to pick (no surprise when you look at the numbers sold). The current model lineup is a little disappointing. To a newbie,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By wesgreen

Not for me, but I really admire his hair.

Not for me, but I really admire his hair.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,222
Posted By wesgreen

I would stay away from anything produced by Tern....

I would stay away from anything produced by Tern. Maybe do a little research on your own, so you don't have to take my word.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 41,104
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks for the link! Looks like Tern's learning...

Thanks for the link! Looks like Tern's learning curve on how to weld is not quite finished. At least they know how to produce slick websites and pr.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks a lot! Great job.

Thanks a lot! Great job.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,482
Posted By wesgreen

Duh - I could have searched for that. Thank you!

Duh - I could have searched for that. Thank you!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,482
Posted By wesgreen

Moderaters, it sure would be great to some day...

Moderaters, it sure would be great to some day have an ignore button on this forum! - Just thinking...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By wesgreen

Hahaha!

Hahaha!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,718
Posted By wesgreen

Update, since this is/was a fairly popular model:...

Update, since this is/was a fairly popular model:
After another few years, the original Dahon/"Chin Haur" (122 mm: 364 g ) bottom bracket started creaking, and I replaced it with a "Shimano UN55...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,187
Posted By wesgreen

All the backers deserve credit for their support...

All the backers deserve credit for their support for bike development, regardless of the outcome.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,187
Posted By wesgreen

This "manufacturer" just doesn't seem very honest...

This "manufacturer" just doesn't seem very honest or trustworthy to me. I'm not sure I would risk riding a bike he was involved with in any way.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By wesgreen

Good job!

Good job!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,187
Posted By wesgreen

My admiration for your optimism increases year...

My admiration for your optimism increases year after year.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,187
Posted By wesgreen

'spring 2019'? Looking at his track record, I'd...

'spring 2019'?
Looking at his track record, I'd wait until a few unbiased reviews come in.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 38,824
Posted By wesgreen

I'm not going to miss you. Thanks to Yan for...

I'm not going to miss you. Thanks to Yan for standing up for riders.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By wesgreen

It's 63" according to Amazon. I trust your...

It's 63" according to Amazon. I trust your measurement, of course. My Delsey suitcase measured a little larger than Delsey's specs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By wesgreen

I use one of those $20 Driveline chain ring...

I use one of those $20 Driveline chain ring guards off Ebay, and roll up my right pants leg.if I wear dress pants. Not necessary with jeans.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,187
Posted By wesgreen

No, I think he was serious and has a good point. ...

No, I think he was serious and has a good point. I can't imagine that front fork design holding up under much wear to begin with.
But I hope I'm proved wrong, and I appreciate the backers' idealism...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By wesgreen

Schwalbe got back to me within three business...

Schwalbe got back to me within three business days. Their warranty rep wrote:
" I’m wondering if the duration of storage had dried the tire a bit causing this split. In any case, it’s not normal or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By wesgreen

Filled out a warranty claim on their website...

Filled out a warranty claim on their website today, with photos. It seems like a long shot, but we'll see. First time this happened to me, and I've often bought a few tires at a time. This one was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks, I'll try that.

Thanks, I'll try that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By wesgreen

Cracks in new Big Apple 20x2.0

I've been using Schwalbe tires forever for their reliability. That's why I was so shocked when a brand new Big Apple 20x2.0 (after being securely stored for 5 years in an airtight trash bag),...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,187
Posted By wesgreen

I stand corrected, thanks.

I stand corrected, thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,187
Posted By wesgreen

Am I smooth, or what?

Am I smooth, or what?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,187
Posted By wesgreen

I feel I should jump in here and give you that...

I feel I should jump in here and give you that update right now, as a public service:
Everything is going according to plan, and bikes will be delivered soon. There is just a slight delay, which is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,158
Posted By wesgreen

My magnet came already secured with Loctite. I...

My magnet came already secured with Loctite. I wanted to move it around a bit for a tighter fold, and I secured the screws again with Plumbers' Goop afterwards. Probably the first thing I would do on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,122
Posted By wesgreen

Not something I would attempt on a Dahon if I...

Not something I would attempt on a Dahon if I wanted it to last. They even specifically warn you against it. Dahons are built lightweight, for you to be able to fold and carry them, not like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By wesgreen

My new hero. Short of someone creating a flying...

My new hero. Short of someone creating a flying folding bike, this has to be the ultimate. Thanks, Bob.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,187
Posted By wesgreen

Great post. You Helix backers sure are one classy...

Great post. You Helix backers sure are one classy bunch to humor this guy for this long. Respect! I hope it pays off for you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,877
Posted By wesgreen

Yup, it's definitely up there. Tern must be...

Yup, it's definitely up there. Tern must be getting desperate. I don't really like Dahon's current model range much, but after all these years they still seem to offer the most bang for the buck. If...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By wesgreen

Not necessarily bad since we know which direction...

Not necessarily bad since we know which direction the wind is blowing from. Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,278
Posted By wesgreen

Right side up on my computer as well. Nice!

Right side up on my computer as well. Nice!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,095
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks, Avole! Great pics. If this came with a...

Thanks, Avole! Great pics. If this came with a Sram coaster hub, and I could check out that hinge beforehand, I'd be very tempted to get this just as a travel bike, even with those tiny wheels. Great...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,512
Posted By wesgreen

Support British engineering and buy a Brompton!

Support British engineering and buy a Brompton!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,437
Posted By wesgreen

Glad I saw that first video, thanks!

Glad I saw that first video, thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,812
Posted By wesgreen

I agree, that's an unbelievable price for the...

I agree, that's an unbelievable price for the Vitesse D3. I spent about $150 to upgrade the crank to increase gearing and it's now perfect. Best folder I've ever seen (for my needs) here in NYC or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-07-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 70,425
Posted By wesgreen

Cool idea!

Cool idea!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,954
Posted By wesgreen

Sending you good thoughts and wishes.

Sending you good thoughts and wishes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By wesgreen

Enough for me to stay away in most instances. ...

Enough for me to stay away in most instances.

Ditto. A comfortable saddle and standing on the pedals has worked for me so far. I also like to keep the weight, cost, and maintenance time down.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By wesgreen

"I think suspension is required on an aluminum...

"I think suspension is required on an aluminum folder, especially for bigger guys."

Yan, what makes you say that?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By wesgreen

Best rack I know is by Pletscher. They make a...

Best rack I know is by Pletscher. They make a version for 20'' wheels. Stronger and more adjustable, but not heavier than most. Worth every penny to me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-17, 09:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,402
Posted By wesgreen

"I see many bikes superior to Dahon for a...

"I see many bikes superior to Dahon for a fraction of their price, better components, better frames, stronger etc. "
I really don't, although I've been looking for many years. I hate to defend them,...
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