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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By Chop!

Thanks Thor, We will only need to make enough...

Thanks Thor,
We will only need to make enough money to pay for diesel, food and beer! With the workshop in the butty (the unpowered boat) means I can make and fix lots of stuff.
There is also a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By Chop!

I'm downsizing to live on our narrowboats

Hi guys

Sorry I haven't been able to contribute to this forum for while, I've been busy working on a pair of traditional narrowboats (narrowboats-freyja-and-christina.blogspot.co.uk) that we...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-12, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Chop!

Bon vacances alors! I keep in touch with Mark,...

Bon vacances alors!
I keep in touch with Mark, he gave me the bits I needed to make my Traida (Strida trailer)
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I will be at the boats Aqueduct marina, Church Minshull on 2nd or 3rd...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-12, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Chop!

Hi John Long time no see, very busy at the...

Hi John

Long time no see, very busy at the moment, kids going to Uni etc. moving to a smaller house and trying to find the time to move the boats 150 miles and through 130 locks.
Hate selling 'my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-12, 05:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 497
Posted By Chop!

Cutting down on my collection

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My German Falter with butterfly headbadge

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My rivetted F-frame Moulton (unrestored but rides well) and my Oke-ja recumbent (trailer & Strida not included,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-12, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Chop!

Cutting down on my collection

Hi Guys N Gals

Due to the fact we've bought a pair of narrowboats Freyja and Christina (http://narrowboats-freyja-and-christina.blogspot.co.uk/) I intend to cut down on my collection of bicycles...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,249
Posted By Chop!

I had the exact same thing when he was fitting my...

I had the exact same thing when he was fitting my Rohloff etc, I was given false completion times, non existant tracking numbers and when I did eventually get it back, he'd done it his way, not the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-12, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Chop!

BMW electric folder

http://www.zeitnews.org/transportation/pedelec-bicycle-concept.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,753
Posted By Chop!

Tidy job there Boyo! :thumb:

Tidy job there Boyo! :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By Chop!

The Big Weekend at Hackney Marsh

Hi Chaps & Chappesses

I'll be parked up (with sound crew) at the Hackney Marsh event from Thursday to Sunday, if anyone fancies meeting for a drink, I'll be Strida-ing around the canal towpaths...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-12, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By Chop!

Hi Clownbike Nope, sorry, no luck on finding...

Hi Clownbike

Nope, sorry, no luck on finding any spares, my mate has cleaned & champfered the damaged faces of my steering stem and a guy is just moving into a local workshop & I'm told he is good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-12, 01:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,104
Posted By Chop!

States in the UK? I think not!

States in the UK? I think not!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By Chop!

Tried to e-mail you the pics, the e-mail kept...

Tried to e-mail you the pics, the e-mail kept getting returned. I must be on your blacklist! LOL!
I managed to split the tube trying to straighten it after I'd cut a section out of the back (to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By Chop!

I shortened the yoke on my BoB trailer so it...

I shortened the yoke on my BoB trailer so it fitted a 20" wheel, made it so stiff I carried my daughter in it!
It's no good attaching a BoB trailer with a 26" yoke to a small wheel folder.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By Chop!

No problems there, I'm not a practicing catholic!

No problems there, I'm not a practicing catholic!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,104
Posted By Chop!

BTW, we have had a lot of threads, on here,...

BTW, we have had a lot of threads, on here, claiming that one or other folder is taking over (Downtube was the supposed villain for a while) If you want more posts about your particular marque, it's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,104
Posted By Chop!

Only similar, I think you'll find! :lol:

Only similar, I think you'll find! :lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By Chop!

Well, it would be a way of using up old frame...

Well, it would be a way of using up old frame parts, or even just extend the lower rail and add the QR.
I have thought about doing this for a long time, I discussed it with Mark & he kindly donated...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-12, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By Chop!

I only made the trailer yesterday, The box folds...

I only made the trailer yesterday, The box folds flat, but was too long to fit between the tyres, so I cut a section out of the rear to clear the rear tyre,
this will also solve another...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By Chop!

My new matching trailer for my Strida

Here is my new homemade matching Strida trailer I've called a 'Traida'
I made it from some frame parts given to me by Mark Sanders.
I'll be getting it welded and strengthened when I get my GoBike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,920
Posted By Chop!

The German Bernds cargo bike...

The German Bernds cargo bike (http://www.bernds.de/pack-bernds.html) folds (not the smallest fold, however)
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-12, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By Chop!

I don't think it would easily fit into a seat...

I don't think it would easily fit into a seat tube, as it has a metal 'over centre' style clip to attach it to the valve, length is only about 6"
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-12, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By Chop!

Yes, they look great too, but $79+ for these, and...

Yes, they look great too, but $79+ for these, and about 16 delivered for the Airace is a big price difference, I plan to buy a second one to put in my GF's Brompton bag.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-12, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By Chop!

It is normally hidden inside the pump (which can...

It is normally hidden inside the pump (which can also be used as a normal rigid, double telescoping pump), I would say that the flexi section, which is released by twisting the end cap, is 2.5"-3.0"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-12, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By Chop!

Great & innovative mini pump

I recently bought an amazingly clever mini-pump, which is particularly suitable for a lot of folding bikes, It's called an 'Airace Fit Tele R'...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-12, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By Chop!

Funny Brompton pic

While riding my girlfriend's Brompton up the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, I came across this great photo opportunity :lol::thumb:
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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Chop!

Not the only folding cargo bike. :-...

Not the only folding cargo bike. :- http://www.bernds.de/pack-bernds.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,443
Posted By Chop!

I'm afraid that this is yet another (we get quite...

I'm afraid that this is yet another (we get quite a few on here) Klapprad, not even rare, cheap, heavy, and still quite common, as they were made in a lot of countries and in large quantities, if you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-12, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Chop!

They were all locked but didn't look like they'd...

They were all locked but didn't look like they'd been used for some time, so your guess is as good as mine
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-12, 03:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By Chop!

Looks like a Skoot to me

http://www.zeitnews.org/transportation/boxx-electric-scooter-looks-sort-of-like-a-rideable-suitcase.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,039
Posted By Chop!

Hope you get your stiches in, in time to save...

Hope you get your stiches in, in time to save nine :thumb:
Sounds like you've got it all sewn up.
Good luck, you old sew & sew.
Thanks for all the links you found. :lol::lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-12, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,224
Posted By Chop!

A much needed addition for a lot of folders!...

A much needed addition for a lot of folders! Excellent Old Bean!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,246
Posted By Chop!

Great job, well done! How about threading the...

Great job, well done!
How about threading the front of your frame to take a Brompton luggage block, or Klickfix one? Failing that, how about a single wheel trailer?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-12, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Chop!

3 klapprads in the snow

While riding my Strida 5 around a cold & snowy Regents Canal & North London, I came across these three klapprads, looking very unloved.
Apologies for the slightly blurred photo, I was shaking with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By Chop!

Bang on, Old bean!

Bang on, Old bean!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By Chop!

My location is in my signature :p

My location is in my signature :p
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By Chop!

New electric assist folder about to go into production

http://www.gizmag.com/wartofsky-folding-ebike/20162/picture/144796/
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By Chop!

It's a great site for Eco innovations, transport...

It's a great site for Eco innovations, transport being just a small part of the site.

http://www.ecofriend.com
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By Chop!

Recyclable plastic folding bike with minimal environmental impact

'Recycle Me' is a plastic folding bike made entirely from recycled plastic

http://www.ecofriend.com/entry/recyclable-plastic-folding-bike-with-minimal-environmental-impact/
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-11, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,857
Posted By Chop!

I would guess that those wheels are only there to...

I would guess that those wheels are only there to stop the rack from scraping on the floor when you fold the back wheel under.
I agree that it is not a nice, useful or tidy fold.
Blwyddyn Newydd...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-11, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,857
Posted By Chop!

I would guess that those wheels are only there to...

I would guess that those wheels are only there to stop the rack from scraping on the floor when you fold the back wheel under.
I agree that it is not a nice, useful or tidy fold.
Blwyddyn Newydd...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By Chop!

& he's working on an 11 speed conversion too...

& he's working on an 11 speed conversion too :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-11, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By Chop!

An unusual shop that stocks folding bikes

Nadolig LLawen a Flwyddyn Newydd DDa!
(Merry Xmas & Happy New Year!)

I came across this unusual location for a bike shop, it operates from a traditional narrowboat called 'Brass Farthing'
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Chop!

Sorry Fietsbob, I didn't know that. Thanks...

Sorry Fietsbob, I didn't know that.
Thanks Bruce Metras for coming to the rescue! :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-11, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Chop!

Well, you have 6 days to watch this item. BTW...

Well, you have 6 days to watch this item.
BTW it starts towards the end at about 52 mins 20 secs in.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017pjcp

Enjoy! :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Chop!

BBC's Countryfile visits the Moulton Factory

We just turned on the TV as the presenter of Countryfile appeared with a spaceframe Moulton, she went on to visit the factory, interview Sir Alex Moulton and wobble nervously with some vintage bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By Chop!

Velovision's 2012 trip to Spezi (German Specialist Bike Show)

Hi Guys

This is a great trip to a fantastic show with lots of folders & small wheel bikes both in and outside the show. Travelling & sleeping on a Rock & roll sleeper bus.

Here is a copy of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,872
Posted By Chop!

Looks like a great trip! With great food, glad...

Looks like a great trip! With great food, glad you had a safe and enjoyable ride, did you ride back as well? Great pics thanks ;o)
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,053
Posted By Chop!

I've always had a problem telling the 'Giant...

I've always had a problem telling the 'Giant mini-velo' from the 'Mini giant-velo' !! :p
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,937
Posted By Chop!

Surely it's just another A-bike copy, $249 that...

Surely it's just another A-bike copy, $249 that would be madness!
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