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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,477
Posted By Simple Simon

'Strida' thats a bike not heard much on here,...

'Strida' thats a bike not heard much on here, nevertheless a fab bike, I'm now on my 3rd :thumb:

1st: Mk3 from about 2003 stolen :notamused:

2nd: Mk3 given to son - still in use, very useful...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By Simple Simon

On first reading, thought this was a Helix spoof...

On first reading, thought this was a Helix spoof :roflmao:


Wise words try this > https://worldwide.espacenet.com/?locale=en_EP

And as mentioned before, patents dont work (unless you happen to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-10, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By Simple Simon

A ha ... check out Chop's TOP Folding bike...

A ha ... check out Chop's TOP Folding bike (http://www.long-john.com/pagefoldlinks.htm) pages ..
http://www.long-john.com/pagefoldlinks.htm
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-10, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,999
Posted By Simple Simon

At $499...

At $499 (http://ridethisbike.com/2009/11/authentic-new-strida-folding-bike-for.html) in the US its not bad you lucky folk ! It costs us more in UK.

Good pictures Chop.
I guess the 2 speed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-10, 03:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By Simple Simon

Awesome Forum friendliness ! Dynocoaster is a...

Awesome Forum friendliness ! Dynocoaster is a STAR !
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-10, 05:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By Simple Simon

Silence is golden - you can even hear the birds...

Silence is golden - you can even hear the birds in Thames valley - perfect for Biking.

Welcome back snafu ... love your humour !
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-10, 05:45 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,415
Posted By Simple Simon

Maybe some Tikit fans are just over zealous and...

Maybe some Tikit fans are just over zealous and aggressive ?

In the UK (admittedly Brompton's back yard) Tikit's are pretty rare .... " nah mate, its spelt 'ticket' " :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By Simple Simon

Like Gocycle (http://www.gocycle.com/) but not as...

Like Gocycle (http://www.gocycle.com/) but not as neat
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,999
Posted By Simple Simon

There is a similar discussion over on the Strida...

There is a similar discussion over on the Strida forum (http://www.stridaforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2751&start=15)
I dont run my Stridas with high belt tension - I'm sure its better for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,999
Posted By Simple Simon

I think the 18" wheel is probably a better...

I think the 18" wheel is probably a better upgrade bet ... keeps the simplicity :-) Or, buy a 2 speed strida new, they seem to be filtering into the shops, (but on past experience this will be in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-10, 08:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,956
Posted By Simple Simon

No probs Thor - I meant this is so good, dahon...

No probs Thor - I meant this is so good, dahon should do it at the factory, for others to benefit. I think it would be a good option for say the black Mu uno (?) urban single speeder.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-10, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,733
Posted By Simple Simon

I have travelled with Strida's, and being a...

I have travelled with Strida's, and being a tightwad I try and avoid paying any extra. The key thing is to read the airlines luggage info, (and print it - as often check-in clerks are not as up to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-10, 05:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,956
Posted By Simple Simon

Well done - Inspiring. I now want to try and do...

Well done - Inspiring.
I now want to try and do a Belt conversion on my brompton (already love it on Strida5).
Do you use a 'snubber' bearing and low tension to stop slip, or just good old tension...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,750
Posted By Simple Simon

http://ridethisbike.com/2008/10/carrying-carryme-o...

http://ridethisbike.com/2008/10/carrying-carryme-on-southwest.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-10, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,750
Posted By Simple Simon

Sinclair A-Bike<Pacific Carry-Me<Dahon...

Sinclair A-Bike<Pacific Carry-Me<Dahon Curl<Brompton<
For long thin places like train over head luggage racks, Strida fits better than Brompton (I've got both). But for absolute minimum space...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By Simple Simon

No Strida LT as promised (unless I missed it)

No Strida LT as promised (unless I missed it)
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By Simple Simon

Agreed - I'm guessing discs cost less, as they...

Agreed - I'm guessing discs cost less, as they are more common.
The 5 spoke wheels do look the biz tho', think I prefer them to my 12 spokers

I guess these bikes will eventually reach UK in 2012...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-09, 12:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 32,926
Posted By Simple Simon

Well done Bruce, an excellent mod. and thanks...

Well done Bruce, an excellent mod.
and thanks for the info on the gears, ratios and adjustments.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-09, 04:46 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 40,448
Posted By Simple Simon

Page 1 of this thread :)...

Page 1 of this thread :) http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=6922452&postcount=22
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-09, 03:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,280
Posted By Simple Simon

+1 Lol ..... Mad plumber sums it up. the mezzo...

+1 Lol ..... Mad plumber sums it up.
the mezzo is a fine bike and does ride well. But IF ANY benefits are made by single piece ALUMINIUM beam (vs steel on the B) they are completely lost by mr....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,044
Posted By Simple Simon

There are lots of copies of Dahons and Stridas,...

There are lots of copies of Dahons and Stridas, but few of Bromptons, Bike fridays, swifts.
Strange.

Chop, there is a viagra type pill which is unbelievably called 'Uprima' :D (Strange how that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,921
Posted By Simple Simon

Well done LP - neat job. Question: have you...

Well done LP - neat job.
Question: have you done a back to back comparison with a steel Brommie frame for stiffness ( ideally with the same Ti rear triangle). The old 'lean bike at 45 deg bottom...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By Simple Simon

Cool !! Classic multimodal transport.

Cool !!

Classic multimodal transport.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 20,070
Posted By Simple Simon

That Di Blasi is damn impressive ! no camera...

That Di Blasi is damn impressive ! no camera tricks or super slick demo man.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-09, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,621
Posted By Simple Simon

Well said, Sir :thumb:

Well said, Sir :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-09, 04:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By Simple Simon

I can 100% sympathise, I've got a doggy back too...

I can 100% sympathise, I've got a doggy back too and ride several bikes - some of which aggravate it. Only Strida with its very upright riding position, actually improves my back.

Fact is most...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-09, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Simple Simon

:D great stuff Have some, Wavshrdr ? gone...

:D great stuff

Have some, Wavshrdr ? gone here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAOHhV1EFe4 ? (the cyclists)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-09, 05:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,447
Posted By Simple Simon

I have Stridas and Bromptons (and a few regular...

I have Stridas and Bromptons (and a few regular bikes), so I don't need kick stands - both these have stands as part of rack.

Anyway, I was brought up to think that kick stands were for grannies...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,178
Posted By Simple Simon

Moulton/APB/TSR, Brompton, Strida. Brompton is...

Moulton/APB/TSR, Brompton, Strida.
Brompton is quite stiff in lower frame, and Strida has v stiff bars due to closed triangle frame compared to open 'F' Frame.

As John said, Wheel flex IS...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By Simple Simon

There is some chat about this on...

There is some chat about this on http://www.stridaforum.com/forum/

FWIW I am 6'3" and put Strida seat mounting as high as it will go, clamped above the top pin and the seat as far back on its...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-09, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,967
Posted By Simple Simon

Guys - 1 more bike 1 less car !! Pacific know a...

Guys - 1 more bike 1 less car !! Pacific know a bit about bikes and folding bikes

and this bike may attract the sort of person who doesn't want a folded bike to look like a wheelchair accident...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By Simple Simon

Great stuff - thanks for sharing

Great stuff - thanks for sharing
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-13-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 29,670
Posted By Simple Simon

That's a great weight - did you lighten the frame...

That's a great weight - did you lighten the frame ?
Any tips / break downs ?

I know someone who is really struggling to get one below 11 kg, as a single speed.

Jur -What does yours weigh ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-09, 04:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,127
Posted By Simple Simon

Thats a very neat gear solution. Any probs with...

Thats a very neat gear solution.
Any probs with the new outer cog catching clothes ?

And YES you must oil that chain (or use a dry lub ... eg try waxoil) :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-09, 11:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,842
Posted By Simple Simon

Agreed - not a big deal. I've seen Nike, rolex,...

Agreed - not a big deal. I've seen Nike, rolex, apple, and various other brand owners getting media coverage for doing similar - it's just a message. Its up to you to think whatever: from 'free bikes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,842
Posted By Simple Simon

This thread sounds familiar. The pros and cons,...

This thread sounds familiar. The pros and cons, rights and wrongs of copies and original Strida were discussed: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=405194

From google products in the UK ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-09, 03:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Simple Simon

Jolly good show - Snafu

Jolly good show - Snafu
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,775
Posted By Simple Simon

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-09, 06:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,853
Posted By Simple Simon

Hey .. this is getting interesting. Top Marks...

Hey .. this is getting interesting. Top Marks Pocko for making diagrams.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-09, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,518
Posted By Simple Simon

I'd agree with this - based on experiences with...

I'd agree with this - based on experiences with Brompton and Strida, with the proviso that there are places (car trunks and square lockers) where the minimum cubic folded size is the most important...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-09, 04:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By Simple Simon

A couple of years ago I was standing in a usual...

A couple of years ago I was standing in a usual place, in a crowded london train vestibule, by the bin, next to the doors. No chance of getting a seat or inside the carriage. I was leaning back over...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-09, 03:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,645
Posted By Simple Simon

Nice Route !!

Nice Route !!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-09, 04:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,645
Posted By Simple Simon

Strida Mini ? .... lighter, smaller (and costs...

Strida Mini ?
.... lighter, smaller (and costs less than other Stridas), bearing in mind you are 5' 2"
or CarryMe ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By Simple Simon

Fakers - wobbling on the shoulders of giants .

Fakers - wobbling on the shoulders of giants .
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-09, 05:31 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,808
Posted By Simple Simon

I think that sticker is more to do with the power...

I think that sticker is more to do with the power of disc brakes, when previous versions had drums. With discs, even on my mountain bikes, If i were stupid enough to lock the front I can also go over...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,232
Posted By Simple Simon

Good to hear from you Iamstuffed , and a balanced...

Good to hear from you Iamstuffed , and a balanced report.

The BIG difference I noticed was how Flexible the Tikit feels compared to the Brompton, especially the Stem area. This is more the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-08, 07:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,057
Posted By Simple Simon

:lol: .. you may take the crown from Snafu for...

:lol: .. you may take the crown from Snafu for top posts !! :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-08, 05:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,057
Posted By Simple Simon

Welcome to the land of the flying triangles !! ...

Welcome to the land of the flying triangles !!

Nice colour ! Did it come from that chap in Wembley ?
After years of me blathering on about how underated Strida is (at least in UK), a mountain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-08, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By Simple Simon

Hey Chop - you don't 'alf get about. I hope...

Hey Chop - you don't 'alf get about.

I hope all's ok and fully recovered now after the spill.
It's black ice that's had me - (that and a few sherbets :) ).
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,921
Posted By Simple Simon

Off the cool wall !!

Off the cool wall !!
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