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10-26-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

I am not sure that in this case what you state is...

I am not sure that in this case what you state is totally factual. Just look at the build linked above,.. imagine those with skinnier tires drop bars,.. and stripped from pannier and mudguards,.....
10-24-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

Hehe, gripshifters, from a...

Hehe, gripshifters, from a mechanic/enginering/cable run/materials and look plus installing POV I am not fan.

But from a cost, durability, intuitive use POV I can totally understand why people...
10-23-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

I am jealous of all the two tone paintjobs...

I am jealous of all the two tone paintjobs displayed in this thread. I still lust after a Hard rock ultra with the two tone paint job but I have only ever seen one in Berlin. More common across the...
10-23-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

Listen to your wife! ;) Seriously, I have worked...

Listen to your wife! ;) Seriously, I have worked long enough in the field to know quality work and parts selection when I see it. You certainly could do this as a sideline if you (of your wife hehe)...
10-23-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

I have to agree with all this! The frame in my...

I have to agree with all this! The frame in my pic I bought as a complete bike for 60 euros, condition of paint is bad but the frame likely has another 1 to 6 decades left in it after I repaint, no...
10-23-17, 06:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

Beautiful! builds. Kudos. :) Do you have a blog...

Beautiful! builds. Kudos. :) Do you have a blog or imgur with more pics or even youtube vids? Cool stuff!
10-22-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

Haha, but I already own 8 ish bikes,.. Brompton,...

Haha, but I already own 8 ish bikes,.. Brompton, 2 folders, road bike etc etc XD

Anyway, thanks for the replies and opinions everyone! :)
10-22-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

Yeh European here, we call them racebikes over...

Yeh European here, we call them racebikes over here hehe. I wish I could have made my title longer, I did mean to say/talk about frames and possibilities they allow, not MTBs with the typical parts,...
10-22-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

Possible reasons: Availability: you can go...

Possible reasons:

Availability: you can go to any store right now a buy a racebike, possibly even a steel one or two since they have made a comeback. Ask for a quality chromo butted steel mtb...
10-22-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

Very true but it seems to me that for most those...

Very true but it seems to me that for most those frames to be of a similar quality and weight as the frames I linked would mean spending 400 to 800 dollars for a new frame and second hand I couldn't...
10-22-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

No, I already own both. I might just sell the...

No, I already own both. I might just sell the Gazelle. I was trying to ascertain whether my type of cycling does or does not suggest that the MTB is a far superior choice not only for myself but for...
10-22-17, 03:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

Thanks for replies! :) I was trying to get...

Thanks for replies! :) I was trying to get divergent perspectives on my ideas in initial thread, I find it an odd dichotomy that MTBs from 80s or 90s are often so unloved while racebikes are not. For...
10-22-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,451
Posted By v1nce

500 grams is diff between steel versatile MTB and racebike. Worth it?

https://imgur.com/TobxfaV

https://imgur.com/A4Rnr8C

https://imgur.com/a/8b8vVhttps://imgur.com/TobxfaV
I stripped and weighed these frames (Specialized Rockhopper and Gazelle Champion Mondial)...
08-01-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,263
Posted By v1nce

Found free Morishima, can anyone tell me about this brand?

http://imgur.com/JTXYfZ5http://i.imgur.com/JTXYfZ5.jpg

I found this bike on street today. TANGE 5 in entire frame including Fork! :D The bike had an utterly trashed frontwheel and inner tube. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,708
Posted By v1nce

Thx! Also, fixed the link, it had been bothering...

Thx! Also, fixed the link, it had been bothering me for,.. oh about 9 years hahaha!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,708
Posted By v1nce

Just to follow up, I ordered the fully tricked...

Just to follow up, I ordered the fully tricked out Racing green, Ti, 6 speed, P-bar, rack, T-bag, Son set (price was not cheaper to buy separate, especially with my shop discount).. All told more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,708
Posted By v1nce

Do you have a website or link to pics of your...

Do you have a website or link to pics of your brompton please?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,708
Posted By v1nce

Hi Fietsbob, was wondering about your thoughts on...

Hi Fietsbob, was wondering about your thoughts on the New vs the Old SON. In terms of longer tours, I imagine the straight pull spokes would be very hard to get, while most good bike shops could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,708
Posted By v1nce

Thanks!! Super helpful! :) One thing though, I...

Thanks!! Super helpful! :) One thing though, I feel like perhaps you and I have rather different uses in minds for our Bromptons. I do not intend to use it for multi-modal commuting often, so I will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,708
Posted By v1nce

Which Brompton would you buy with employee discount?

Hi, long time no post! :) Started working today at a Berlin Brompton (they only sell Bromptons and all kinds of accessories) store today. Part of the deal is I can get any Brompton with a 15%...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,564
Posted By v1nce

I just bought one of these, singlespeed version...

I just bought one of these, singlespeed version in near Mint condition. Even have the instruction leaflet. If anyone has questions, by all means ask me here, rather than in PM. My take on it so far: ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,717
Posted By v1nce

Very nice! :D

Very nice! :D
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,717
Posted By v1nce

Very nice Black dahon, i like your upgrades,...

Very nice Black dahon, i like your upgrades, exactly the stuff I would do first since it actually makes the biggest/a difference.
jur. Stainless steel thing, I have one now and it seem lighter but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,717
Posted By v1nce

Thanks for reply 2wheeldeal! Very nice sleek,...

Thanks for reply 2wheeldeal! Very nice sleek, black and sorto special ops model! :D Turns out the one I am buying on Saturday is almost most mint 115 euros. Stainless steel frame, aluminium rims, 3...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,717
Posted By v1nce

Thanks so much for that response! :) Yeh this is...

Thanks so much for that response! :) Yeh this is also what I have concluded from all my research yet having 0 hands on experience with these bikes. That they are really rather overlooked bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,717
Posted By v1nce

Thanks for all the replies! If you want to...

Thanks for all the replies!

If you want to see some insane, beautiful mods that I think will make any true folder enthousiast excited, check this:
:slightly_smiling_face: Flickriver: Photoset...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,717
Posted By v1nce

Sooo, too many questions? :) Or, has nobody ever...

Sooo, too many questions? :) Or, has nobody ever owned or ridden a single one of these bikes which for quite a number of years were the most frequently sold folding bikes in the US? Any insights at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-16, 04:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,717
Posted By v1nce

Classic/Old Steel Dahons, questions and dreams! :)

I was hoping thinking we could make this thread a repository for knowledge on older (80s to early 90s) steel Dahons. I am specifically interested in the 16inchers but also the Boardwalk, Uno etc.
...
03-08-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,344
Posted By v1nce

Free Podcast: "Ideal" do it all bike, tool selection, flipping bikes, durability, etc

I adored the Sheldon Brown podcasts. Found few or none like it. Made my own podcast inspired by his. Emphasis on durability and affordability, DIY, Bike Tech, Retrogrouch, how to select tools, easy...
05-31-15, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By v1nce

Glad some people got something out of the story!...

Glad some people got something out of the story! :) Truth be told, in 33 years of living in Holland and Berlin, i have found at least 50 bikes obviously abandoned, most of the time i left them....
05-30-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By v1nce

My $5.23 ct like new Nakamura MTB (found and maintained).

9 Pictures:
Nakamura - Album on Imgur (http://imgur.com/a/pEL3v)

In parts of Europe people generally don't value bikes much and MTBs get the least love out of any type of bike. 4 weeks ago,...
08-05-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By v1nce

Hyper Efficient/Experienced wrenching, videos..

Been a bike mechanic for a long time... still, every year i learn that there is always a slighty better, more efficient and faster way of doing almost anything. Knowing these techniques, for me at...
06-18-14, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,503
Posted By v1nce

Tange Question, MTB tripled butted VS other Tange..?

Have a few questions about Tange Tripled butted MTB tubesets. 1. Does anybody know the thicknesses?
2. When a frame is Tange triple butted will it always be all tubes, or main triangle or...? Any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By v1nce

Thanks guys! That is cool to see which is out...

Thanks guys! That is cool to see which is out there. :) I spotted an abandoned quite nice folder today. Saddle had been stolen, tires are quite down, chain totally rusted solid. But very good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-14, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By v1nce

Ha! That is beautiful! But to be honest i would...

Ha! That is beautiful! But to be honest i would not buy it. I imagine it would be very expensive and i plan to use the folder as a "fits everyone" that comes to visit loaner bike. I want it be in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By v1nce

Back on this subforum, Good folders in Berlin?

After another hiatus that lasted years i am back posting on this forum. :) I moved to Berlin. Sold all my Dutch folders, bikes and Raleigh 20. No regrets! I got an amazing Merida MTB and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-25-11, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,422
Posted By v1nce

Brompton, bought my first one, thinking about selling it.....!

Hi Guys and Gals,

Haven't posted for years! Nice to check this place out once more. :) So i have been a folding bike afficionado for more than ten years. Own a pimped Raleigh twenty, just sold a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-10, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,007
Posted By v1nce

Just a heads up about putting those 12 and 13 T...

Just a heads up about putting those 12 and 13 T cogs on the coaster hubs! :

Due to the design of those cogs those sizes have rather little material left so they are fairly weak. It is somewhat...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By v1nce

Easy, make a little wooden tray with one of those...

Easy, make a little wooden tray with one of those Motorcycle tanknets/nets used on some bike baskets and if possible make the wooden
tray easy to remove from your rear rack. This would set you back...
Forum: Foo
12-08-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,151
Posted By v1nce

More good ideas. :) @ Knobster, i also...

More good ideas. :)

@ Knobster, i also reaallly want to know what you do!! My brother has a similar job for tech support on high end audio equipment. But no way he gets 1 call a year!!
Forum: Foo
12-04-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,151
Posted By v1nce

Some good ideas. Even a couple of things that are...

Some good ideas. Even a couple of things that are feasible for me. :)
Forum: Foo
12-01-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,151
Posted By v1nce

Some interesting replies! Thanks! What is...

Some interesting replies! Thanks!

What is the e-mail checker/reader thing?! Elaborate please. What does it involve? How do i get into that?

@ Knobster. What exactly do yo do and how did you get...
Forum: Foo
11-30-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,151
Posted By v1nce

Anyone actually had those jobs or have any idea...

Anyone actually had those jobs or have any idea how one goes about getting them?
Forum: Foo
11-30-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,151
Posted By v1nce

Funny you should say that. That is what i do!...

Funny you should say that. That is what i do! Bike mech. Except not self employed. Which is the whole problem. :) Any more ideas anyone?
Forum: Foo
11-30-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,151
Posted By v1nce

The best, low stress job (you ever had) ?

Hi Guys,

I wanted to ask for ideas, opinions and experiences in terms of low stress employment.

To clarify:
-I did a little research. Librarian, janitor and Florist are some of the least...
Forum: Foo
05-04-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,291
Posted By v1nce

Yep good point. The bike is an insanely efficient...

Yep good point. The bike is an insanely efficient machine, that is true. Us humans, well, not bad! However, a lot of our resources are used up in maintaining brain and other higher functions, so our...
Forum: Foo
05-04-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,291
Posted By v1nce

I am not sure but i think i have read somewhere...

I am not sure but i think i have read somewhere that the Cub actually has very few (harmful) emissions. Apparently the (50 year old!) 4 stroke engine design it features is so efficient at burning up...
Forum: Foo
05-04-09, 02:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,291
Posted By v1nce

Since pictures are always nice, here's a couple i...

Since pictures are always nice, here's a couple i found on the net (all modified cubs) while trying to get inspiration for my chopper/ratbike cub project.. What i am actually trying to do is figure...
Forum: Foo
05-04-09, 02:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,291
Posted By v1nce

Nice bikes and lawn. Actually those bikes are...

Nice bikes and lawn. Actually those bikes are pretty much Honda cubs and Vice Versa, most small displacement bikes produced by Honda around 60 through 77 had a lot in common in terms of parts,...
Forum: Foo
05-03-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,291
Posted By v1nce

Nice pics! Apparently if you ride a Cub you...

Nice pics!

Apparently if you ride a Cub you automatically attract buxom blondes in short miniskirts... I am there! :)

@ Lamplight, Good point about the health thing, that is why i stated (and...
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