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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Nightdiver

Without knowing the exact frame/fork being...

Without knowing the exact frame/fork being discussed it is impossible to say. What is a "typical" width 406? I have ridden 406 bikes designed for everything between 28mm and 62mm. Some of those had a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Nightdiver

OS20 is just marketing jargon referring to 451...

OS20 is just marketing jargon referring to 451 parts. The limiting factor is the tire size since that will determine the total diameter of the wheel and whether that will then fit into a frame/fork....
05-13-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Nightdiver

You're in a bit of a tricky spot with that budget...

You're in a bit of a tricky spot with that budget and experience level. Anything you can buy new isn't worth buying (for the reasons Aubergine gave you), but anything used would require decent bike...
05-10-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By Nightdiver

You really can't go wrong either way and your...

You really can't go wrong either way and your kids will love riding on the GSD. I think the biggest thing to sort out is a solution for the rain since Tern doesn't offer anything. Let us know your...
05-09-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By Nightdiver

Guessing you're dealing with either Splendid or...

Guessing you're dealing with either Splendid or G&O? What do they recommend? Those guys really know their stuff.

For me, as soon as you say "kids", and assuming space allows, it automatically goes...
05-09-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By Nightdiver

Seems like you already have a good understanding...

Seems like you already have a good understanding of the differences. GSD wins if you're tight on space, either at your home or the places you need to take your bike. It also wins for riding more like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,152
Posted By Nightdiver

Another 26" wheel option is the Tern Eclipse X22....

Another 26" wheel option is the Tern Eclipse X22. Built like a flat bar road bike.
04-17-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Nightdiver

These integrated mid-drive systems are intended...

These integrated mid-drive systems are intended to be ridden as bikes first and foremost and will reward you for treating it like any other bike. So for riding hilly terrain, either set and forget...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 19,536
Posted By Nightdiver

Grrr... Arrgg... 11 years = epic!

Grrr... Arrgg...
11 years = epic!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Nightdiver

For the speeds you're talking about, the current...

For the speeds you're talking about, the current gearing on that bike should not be an issue. My best guess would be wind resistance from a more upright posture compared to your road bike companions....
03-13-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By Nightdiver

Impressive! Would love to learn more about that...

Impressive! Would love to learn more about that build.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,150
Posted By Nightdiver

Wow! That is the best looking faux Brompton I've...

Wow! That is the best looking faux Brompton I've seen yet. Except those mismatched tires... How's the 4-speed work? What are you using for your shifting system? Have you already made a separate...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By Nightdiver

Also don't rule out bikes just because they lack...

Also don't rule out bikes just because they lack a horizontal or sliding dropout system. PF30, BB30, and other bottom bracket standards are able to take eccentrics to provide chain tension. Usually...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 451,565
Posted By Nightdiver

I think what other posters are comparing to is...

I think what other posters are comparing to is the original claimed weight from the Kickstarter page, which was 20lbs for the single speed, 21lbs for the 10spd, and 24lbs (23.7 actually) for the...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,993
Posted By Nightdiver

All great advice!

All great advice!
Forum: Commuting
01-11-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,415
Posted By Nightdiver

Did you really just post a thread in the...

Did you really just post a thread in the commuting forum asking if anyone here commutes? Did you even look at any of the threads in here? Go browse the first couple pages and then see if any of your...
01-10-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Nightdiver

I've used the 3M auto stuff on a few bikes in...

I've used the 3M auto stuff on a few bikes in high wear areas, and it can be removed without damaging the paint. When applied correctly it is more or less invisible and it is really tough stuff. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,150
Posted By Nightdiver

Looks like a 2-speed.

Looks like a 2-speed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By Nightdiver

I guess it depends on your comfort level and how...

I guess it depends on your comfort level and how much outside tread you're looking for. I'd feel fine doing what you described on Schwable Marathons or Big Apple/Ben. But if you're looking for more...
01-03-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,828
Posted By Nightdiver

Same for SRAM. Their Powerlinks are reusable but...

Same for SRAM. Their Powerlinks are reusable but they claim their Powerlocks are one time use only. Of course I've removed my chains a dozen times using the same Powerlocks. Still no explosions or...
01-03-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 952
Posted By Nightdiver

Unpainted: HERE...

Unpainted: HERE (https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=275565;menu=1000,4,21;pgc%5B6%5D=8779;pgc%5B11296%5D%5B11298%5D=1;orderby=2)
Another option HERE...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Nightdiver

Schwalbe does the G-One Allround in a 2.8" width....

Schwalbe does the G-One Allround in a 2.8" width. They also do the Super Moto X in 2.4" and 2.8" widths.
12-17-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By Nightdiver

Press-fit is just the method of holding the bb in...

Press-fit is just the method of holding the bb in the frame. There are inboard and outboard press-fit, and inboard and outboard threaded options. As to moving the bearing outboard on your current...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,458
Posted By Nightdiver

I don't know why you would assume that. They...

I don't know why you would assume that. They clearly list a "winter" compound as being used in their studded Marathons. I would expect them to vary their rubber compounds about as much as any other...
12-12-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By Nightdiver

Yeah, hub motors are perfectly adequate for many...

Yeah, hub motors are perfectly adequate for many scenarios. I think that the mid-drives are getting all the love for two reasons:
1. Marketing budgets
2. 250w limitation in Europe
Forum: Commuting
12-11-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,458
Posted By Nightdiver

I've used and continue to use a variety of...

I've used and continue to use a variety of Marathon models including the standard Marathons, Supreme, Racing, and Plus. They are all solid tires, and they all feel different, but I think width plays...
12-11-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By Nightdiver

Hopefully People for Bikes is able to continue to...

Hopefully People for Bikes is able to continue to be funded well enough to keep pushing for their model legislation. I think it would be great if it became nationally accepted as the default.
12-11-18, 01:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 979
Posted By Nightdiver

Have you considered one of Abus' alarm locks. Not...

Have you considered one of Abus' alarm locks. Not sure if you're also in the market for a lock, but if so, I think these are pretty interesting. I'm on the fence about getting the Bordo, and they...
12-10-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By Nightdiver

Interesting. First I've heard of such a system....

Interesting. First I've heard of such a system. Basically a threaded version of 386evo or a threaded 46mm diameter version of BB86. Seems you would need an internal bearing system like THIS...
12-07-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By Nightdiver

I'm not debating watts with you. I'm refuting...

I'm not debating watts with you. I'm refuting this exact claim you made: "Yeah, the Bosch systems top out around 500-550W which is not enough to cruise at 28mph." And I'm refuting it with first hand...
12-07-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,012
Posted By Nightdiver

Yeah, but people do it all the time. I consider...

Yeah, but people do it all the time. I consider it just a semi-sleazy way to get you to buy a 10 pack of powerlinks. I've used powerlinks on chains that get removed/reinstalled dozens of times with...
12-04-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By Nightdiver

Stromer doesn't make mountain bikes do they? Even...

Stromer doesn't make mountain bikes do they? Even if they did, hub motors will never make the best mountain bikes, especially if considering full-suspension.
12-02-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By Nightdiver

And yet my first hand experience riding many...

And yet my first hand experience riding many s-ped Bosch bikes contradicts this. So bringing up the old "basic physics" is all well and good, but if that doesn't reflect real world use, then clearly...
11-29-18, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By Nightdiver

Which s-ped bikes did you test that didn't allow...

Which s-ped bikes did you test that didn't allow you to cruise at 28mph? I've ridden quite a few s-ped Bosch bikes and almost all were comfortably able to cruise at 28mph, and some would easily have...
11-18-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Nightdiver

Sure, just go to Luna cycles. They have 52v...

Sure, just go to Luna cycles. They have 52v batteries in 20, 24, and 28 ah.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By Nightdiver

There are publicly available documents related to...

There are publicly available documents related to the whole mess of Bionx, its parent company (Magna/Stronach), and GM. Whether the actual deal between GM and Bionx is the ultimate reason for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By Nightdiver

No. Just the motor system and battery would have...

No. Just the motor system and battery would have theoretically cost ~$1000.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By Nightdiver

It might be the same as the US. Aren't they...

It might be the same as the US. Aren't they called "Dahon North America"? I think Thor is actually the general manager for them now too. So ultimately, the best person you could have picked to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By Nightdiver

Try contacting your Dahon distributor. Usually...

Try contacting your Dahon distributor. Usually companies keep some stock of frames for warranty purposes so they might have one that they could sell you.
11-08-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By Nightdiver

Don't know about the compatibility issues, but...

Don't know about the compatibility issues, but just wanted to ask why the Big Dummy? If one of my main uses was carrying a larger passenger on the rear, I'd go with a smaller wheel option like the...
11-06-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By Nightdiver

Gotcha, that's understandable. Good luck finding...

Gotcha, that's understandable. Good luck finding a bike in your price range. I can't overstate how great of an addition they are for daily life.
11-06-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By Nightdiver

Do you think that this purchase might allow you...

Do you think that this purchase might allow you to sell a car? If so, there's a strong financial argument (justification) for the bike. When I worked out the annual cost of vehicle ownership,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-18, 11:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,329
Posted By Nightdiver

Shouldn't require a tool. That looks to be a...

Shouldn't require a tool. That looks to be a knurled knob intended for finger tightening. Is it able to be turned in either direction? If not it may be seized. If so, then I'd say again that your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,329
Posted By Nightdiver

If you can't get the quick release tight enough,...

If you can't get the quick release tight enough, but it worked okay with the old seatpost, then it probably means that your new seatpost isn't actually the correct size. Just 0.2 mm difference in...
11-02-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By Nightdiver

The one in your links is a Nihola. If you're...

The one in your links is a Nihola. If you're considering an electric option, then also check out Butchers and Bicycles MK-1.
10-30-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By Nightdiver

If you want to purchase new and know up front...

If you want to purchase new and know up front that you want an electric system, I would go for an integrated system rather than try to mess with adding a Bafang aftermarket kit. And in such a case...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-18, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Nightdiver

The belt version is the one that they claim is...

The belt version is the one that they claim is the lightest. This bike uses a rear hub motor so you only have the choice of external gearing or single speed. But... they say this is only in prototype...
10-18-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,768
Posted By Nightdiver

You can use a 1/8" chain on a 3/32" chainring,...

You can use a 1/8" chain on a 3/32" chainring, just not the other way round. Also, for using a 1/8" chain, some report that the smallest sprocket that works for the Nexus is the 16t. But chains are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Nightdiver

Just a head's up... Schwalbe now also has a...

Just a head's up... Schwalbe now also has a 55-406 option in the Marathon Winter.
10-17-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,768
Posted By Nightdiver

Is there something specific to the bike model you...

Is there something specific to the bike model you purchased that prevents using different chainring/cog sizes? Because there is nothing limiting the Nexus 3 to higher speeds on a 20" wheel bike....
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