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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,291
Posted By jefmcg

No. I don't think it's reasonable to expect...

No. I don't think it's reasonable to expect something to take the amount of wear my bike did without parts wearing out. Sadly I was unable to ever get it satisfactorily serviced, so I ended up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,291
Posted By jefmcg

No. It's from a fork design that was superseded...

No. It's from a fork design that was superseded a decade ago.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-17, 08:34 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 58,729
Posted By jefmcg

He's showing the chain isn't worn out. ...

He's showing the chain isn't worn out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5OpYTFXlYA
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-17, 06:10 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 58,729
Posted By jefmcg

That looks like mine! OK, how mine looked about...

That looks like mine! OK, how mine looked about 15,000km ago. Definitely the previous fork design
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 58,729
Posted By jefmcg

I never use the strap that comes with it, as it...

I never use the strap that comes with it, as it kept it too close to the seat post and bothered me while riding. I just loop a velcro strap like this one through the metal ring that holds the strap....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-17, 05:27 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 58,729
Posted By jefmcg

That looks like the replacement fork I purchased...

That looks like the replacement fork I purchased last year, new from ATB, so it suggests that you have a recent bike.




I throw the strap over the saddle so if the velcro fails, the bag will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 58,729
Posted By jefmcg

I bought mine in February of '08. You might...

I bought mine in February of '08.

You might be able to estimate the age by the front fork. Hopefully yours is more recent than mine. They improved the design.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,396
Posted By jefmcg

http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/748279-wob...

http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/748279-wobbly-mezzo.html

http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/993131-i-feel-like-my-best-friend-has-punched-me-face-mezzo-d9.html

both problems that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-17, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By jefmcg

http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/993131-i-f...

http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/993131-i-feel-like-my-best-friend-has-punched-me-face-mezzo-d9.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-17, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,291
Posted By jefmcg

No, not at all. I've previously rung them on two...

No, not at all. I've previously rung them on two occasions for parts - they told me what I needed and identified a retailer who was close to me as they don't do direct sales to the public. They...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-17, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,513
Posted By jefmcg

a vote for MKS FD-7s. Mine have about 5000km on...

a vote for MKS FD-7s. Mine have about 5000km on them. Never serviced them. Rock solid with no play.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-17, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,291
Posted By jefmcg

Welcome "Claude", and sorry to hear about your...

Welcome "Claude", and sorry to hear about your injury.

I am sure there was design fault in our bikes, that is why they have radically changed the front fork design.

Don't get back on your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-17, 05:04 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,251
Posted By jefmcg

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. Velorution sells...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.

Velorution sells Oris if you can't find a secondhand one you like.

https://www.velorution.com/index.php/bikes-4/brands/ori.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-17, 05:52 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,251
Posted By jefmcg

A fork that fails after 17,000km and was long...

A fork that fails after 17,000km and was long redesigned is not going to affect sales (even if it should).
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-17, 09:34 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,251
Posted By jefmcg

Also mine came as a complete part (fork +...

Also mine came as a complete part (fork + mudguard) and I needed a new QR as well, as that has completely changed.

For reference my original fork and mudguard matched my bike. The newer ones are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-17, 07:04 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,251
Posted By jefmcg

Older style forks catastrophically fail mid ride...

Older style forks catastrophically fail mid ride if they are worn

http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/993131-i-feel-like-my-best-friend-has-punched-me-face-mezzo-d9.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,251
Posted By jefmcg

Kojaks are fine on a Mezzo. I can't understand...

Kojaks are fine on a Mezzo. I can't understand what he even means by "dangerous". I've actually had a catastrophic failures a kojak, and it did not feel dangerous. I rode over a discarded box...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,194
Posted By jefmcg

Mezzo Folding Bikes : Bikes | Mountain Bikes |...

Mezzo Folding Bikes : Bikes | Mountain Bikes | Road Bikes| Winstanleys Cycles (http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/category/886/Mezzo_Folding_Bikes)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-16, 04:51 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,251
Posted By jefmcg

No, it's a lovely clean break in the middle of...

No, it's a lovely clean break in the middle of the bone. Apparently about 80%(or some other large percentage) just pull together and knit, and it's all lovely. I'm in the unlucky minority, where it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,251
Posted By jefmcg

Well, yes and no. The bike needs new cables and...

Well, yes and no. The bike needs new cables and quite a bit of TLC, but should be roadworthy next week or so.

As for me, I was back on the road in March, but my clavicle never mended. It's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-16, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,291
Posted By jefmcg

So a year and a bit later, I finally got the...

So a year and a bit later, I finally got the mezzo out of the shed. New fork acquired and fitted, so here are the photos I promised :)

I'm not sure this will be of use to anyone, turns out the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,251
Posted By jefmcg

85 for fork (includes mudguard). 10 for skewer.

85 for fork (includes mudguard). 10 for skewer.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,251
Posted By jefmcg

Feels spooky. Today I got my mezzo out of the...

Feels spooky. Today I got my mezzo out of the shed for the first time in 14 months (http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/993131-i-feel-like-my-best-friend-has-punched-me-face-mezzo-d9.html), and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-15, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,368
Posted By jefmcg

I'm still mystified by the whole thing. Bromptons...

I'm still mystified by the whole thing. Bromptons have become ridiculously common in London; I've seen commuter traffic where they were more than half the bikes going by. If someone was going to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,368
Posted By jefmcg

I've put 16,000+km on my folder, mostly in...

I've put 16,000+km on my folder, mostly in london. I get comments occasionally, but it's pretty rare, not enough to be a problem. I think you are being oversensitive.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By jefmcg

I've got over 5,000km on MKS FD-7 Folding, and...

I've got over 5,000km on MKS FD-7 Folding, and they aren't showing signs of wear yet. Not floppy in anyway, though I am not the most powerful cyclist.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-15, 03:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,367
Posted By jefmcg

Now you've sorted out your tyre, I can ask: what...

Now you've sorted out your tyre, I can ask: what "sports" do you do on a no-brand folding ebike?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-15, 05:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,291
Posted By jefmcg

Thanks everyone. Further inspection shows the...

Thanks everyone. Further inspection shows the front skewer is bent. Question is, is it the result or the cause of the failure. I am thinking the former, because it makes it hard to tighten it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-15, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,291
Posted By jefmcg

I feel like my best friend has punched me in the face (Mezzo D9)

I've had a mezzo since 2008. It's done northwards of 17,000km and been all over south east England, to France a few times, Germany, Luxembourg (including a memorable day I rode in all three...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By jefmcg

turns out the mezzo wasn't going to take this...

turns out the mezzo wasn't going to take this lying down. First ride after the above postings, it threw me off. The front wheel came out of its quick release, and now I have a broken clavicle. Bugger.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-15, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By jefmcg

Well, the lycra comes with the territory. I do...

Well, the lycra comes with the territory. I do long rides, so I dress for them. I wouldn't roadify my mezzo, it has it's life as my pootle vehicle. Pop down the shops; pop it in a cloth bag with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By jefmcg

I guess now I am a roadie.

I haven't been around here much recently - last post was June - but I used to be a regular here. I first joined in Feb 08...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-14, 07:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,120
Posted By jefmcg

Another Dunwich Dynomo...

Another Dunwich Dynomo (http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/829230-dunwich-dynamo-i-did.html) here, and fairly regular 100 km rides on my mezzo.

I just put it in a soft bag, and trust it's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 103,610
Posted By jefmcg

Looks very similar to the Decathlon (french...

Looks very similar to the Decathlon (french sports store) folding bike.

BFOLD 7 Folding Bike, City Bike MATEX - All Bikes Cycling - On sale at Decathlon.co.uk...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,328
Posted By jefmcg

349: Marathons (not plus) for most activities. ...

349: Marathons (not plus) for most activities. Long life, puncture resistance and not a complete b*st*rd to fit.
Kojak folding when I want to pack a spare tyre when travelling to a location that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,400
Posted By jefmcg

In Covent Garden a colonnaded porch forms a sort...

In Covent Garden a colonnaded porch forms a sort of proscenium arch, where approved buskers can ply their trade. One day I was wheeling my mezzo along the wall you can see in the back of the attached...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,696
Posted By jefmcg

Seriously? You spend half the price of the next...

Seriously? You spend half the price of the next cheapest model, yet you expected full customer service? Where do you think the savings come from?

If you want the level of customer service you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-14, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,170
Posted By jefmcg

This seems much less of a problem with folding...

This seems much less of a problem with folding bikes; I've never used a toilet with a cubicle so small a brompton wouldn't fit. On the other hand, it's a rare moment when you find one large enough...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-14, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By jefmcg

:( I thought there would be interest in a...

:(

I thought there would be interest in a movie featuring a brompton (it's even the cause of their "meet cute" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_cute), as far as I can tell), but i just get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-14, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By jefmcg

Looks like they don't make the b68 anymore.

Looks like they don't make the b68 anymore.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By jefmcg

363524 363528 (agreed, this looks like a...

363524 363528

(agreed, this looks like a terrible movie. The posters are around London made me think "Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd, Rashida Jones in a parody of a dance-of-the-moment movie? Wow". I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-14, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By jefmcg

I was very happy (after dropping the nose a...

I was very happy (after dropping the nose a couple of inches) with a B17s on my mezzo. It later moved (just as happily) to my road bike.

363501
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-14, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By jefmcg

Cuban Fury

Brompton: movie short hand for dork? (honestly, that is why I got a mezzo :) )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqWVLL4YxGI
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-14, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By jefmcg

I am logged into facebook and I just getting...

I am logged into facebook and I just getting taken to the facebook home page: I wonder if it's region dependant? I'm in the UK
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-14, 06:20 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,251
Posted By jefmcg

Yeah but no. It unhooks from the fork, but...

Yeah but no.

It unhooks from the fork, but stays attached to the mudguard, that stays attached to the frame, so it just feels a natural part of the fold.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-14, 02:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By jefmcg

Nice bike. To be clear, if you have the...

Nice bike.

To be clear, if you have the same chainring and cassette as you mountain bike, it's geared much lower. Wheel size needs to be factored in.

So your highest gear on the mountain bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By jefmcg

I've been pretty happy with...

I've been pretty happy with http://www.amazon.co.uk/Outeredge-20-Folding-Bike-Bag/dp/B0011FERCA

I've only used it for travel, but it's been on planes quite a few times. It's developed a small...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By jefmcg

:-( 2013 was the year I moved right away from...

:-( 2013 was the year I moved right away from small wheels (Mezzo) to 700c (Giant Avail 2)

357205

Mezzo is sitting in the corner until it agrees to be better behaved. Puncture each time on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By jefmcg

Looks like that's it. Thanks. In my...

Looks like that's it. Thanks.

In my defence, it opened two weeks after I posted the question

http://www.bikeradar.com/commuting/news/article/brompton-launch-london-flagship-store-38666/
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-13, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,609
Posted By jefmcg

Woops! Typo! The forks do NOT fold on a mezzo

Woops! Typo! The forks do NOT fold on a mezzo
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