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07-16-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By stmalk

Himiway Rear Rim Pierced Through

Hello
My friend's Himiway Cruiser gets flats every other week, despite of Mr.Tuffy and Tannus liners installed together. But today it went overboard. Huge bolt somehow went through the rim itself....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By stmalk

Yep, tried adjusting yellow stripes like that, no...

Yep, tried adjusting yellow stripes like that, no result. Took wheel off and on as well, still the same. Just to clarify - it does slip when I pedal, not when I shift gears.
It feels like cogs in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By stmalk

Tern D7i Gears Skipping on Load

Hello,

I got an almost pristine Tern Link D7i from someone recently and all would be great, but when I got to test ride it a bit more, it skips gears when applying load. It has Shimano Nexus...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,547
Posted By stmalk

Worked on some truing within 20% and got more or...

Worked on some truing within 20% and got more or less true wheel at these parameters. This wheel definitely has issues I think, but so far it seems to be working and I have a whole pack of new spokes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,547
Posted By stmalk

Does it make sense to try straighten that with...

Does it make sense to try straighten that with loose spokes, maybe at LBS or spoke tension is enough just for the sake of keeping it true?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,547
Posted By stmalk

Dahon Mariner D8 Rear Wheel Untrue Even With Even Spoke Tension

I'm getting a lot of spoke snapping issue on my Dahon Mariner D8 2018. Went to LBS few times, but eventually decided to get a Park Tool tension meter to replace broken spokes myself.
I went over...
08-16-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,566
Posted By stmalk

Bottom Bracket for Blix Vika+ eBike

Hello. I'm trying to find and replace a stock bottom bracket on my folding Blix Vika+ e-bike, but it seems they used some rare kind of BB. I went to a bike store and a mechanic was confused about it,...
04-15-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,111
Posted By stmalk

Unhappy Blix Vika+ Rear Wheel Clicking Noises

Hello,


I own a Blix Vika+ folding ebike for around 2 months now and at this point a major issue occured with it and I'm lost to be frank.

When I pedal or just cruise without pedaling, rear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,649
Posted By stmalk

Alright, I took this metal hinge out by undoing...

Alright, I took this metal hinge out by undoing the screws. Springs popped out as I expected, but I managed to turn it a bit and slide this plastic piece back in. Then I tucked springs back next to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,485
Posted By stmalk

I have exactly the same issue with my Dahon...

I have exactly the same issue with my Dahon Mariner D8. It jumps gear 7 and goes right back in. It tired playing with cable tension and it didn't really do much. Then I just cleaned/lubed gears and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,649
Posted By stmalk

Dahon Mariner D8 Fixing Steering

I tried to tighten handle post on my Dahon Mariner D8 tonight and I think something went wrong and that little square white plastic thing that is placed between the hinge bolt and a lever popped out....
Forum: Northeast
08-27-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By stmalk

Wish it was the simple, I can't afford it at the...

Wish it was the simple, I can't afford it at the moment, don't have spare $8-9/k a year. It can only happen if I change job or laws change and private insurances get rid of unnecessary mandatory...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By stmalk

Riding in NYC without health insurance

My job doesn't cover anything and I've been uninsured for around a year already.

Not sure what's going to be next year, but as of now, I want to commute to work on my folding Dahon Mariner 10...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By stmalk

To update this story - I received a new Dahon...

To update this story - I received a new Dahon Mariner D8 this weekend.

This time it was actually a 2019 model, some parts even looked different. No scratches and everything finally worked. I took...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By stmalk

Alright, an update - the seller informed me that...

Alright, an update - the seller informed me that a bike will be replaced with a new one free of charge for me, including shipping. It looks like an unfortunate accident and hopefully it all will be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By stmalk

It becomes https when I login to my account...

It becomes https when I login to my account there. So it's probably secured at that level.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By stmalk

If you go to Dahon world website (second link)...

If you go to Dahon world website (second link) you provided and if you choose Dahon Mariner D8 and click "Buy" it will transfer you to the website I provided (first link in your post).
Sorry, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By stmalk

I see what you mean it gives some weird error in...

I see what you mean it gives some weird error in German, maybe just a website bug? I don't even know Sir. The physical address they provide there is Thor's address. I don't think it's a scam and it's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By stmalk

No, sorry but you are completely wrong. I went...

No, sorry but you are completely wrong. I went here Dahon Bikes USA - Home (http://shop.dahonbikes.com/) and ordered from here. Unless this is a fake website by seller or something, I DID NOT do any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By stmalk

Yes, exactly that. Getting a brand new 2018 bike...

Yes, exactly that. Getting a brand new 2018 bike was the whole reason I ordered it through Dahon website, not even Amazon or Thor or any other seller.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By stmalk

I totally agree. I don't know why Dahon USA chose...

I totally agree. I don't know why Dahon USA chose this dealer in the first place, I had no control over that process whatsoever. I ordered through Dahon official website and only found out about the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By stmalk

Alright, I contacted the seller and they told me...

Alright, I contacted the seller and they told me the bike was already sent/returned once, that's why it's damaged. I wonder why on Earth would they put it on sale again as a "new" one?
Needless to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By stmalk

I ended up contacting the seller company and they...

I ended up contacting the seller company and they told me to go to a local Dahon dealer store to get these issues repaired possibly under warranty. The seller mentioned they might cover the cost of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By stmalk

I'll try to reach them tomorrow, but in general...

I'll try to reach them tomorrow, but in general what do you think? Should it be sent back or this issue is easily fixable? I'm just losing $70-80 anyway if I send it back, maybe it's enough to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By stmalk

Dahon Mariner D8 Dead on Arrival?

Hello, I ordered Dahon Mariner D8 from Dahon USA website, apparently, they had to ship it from some reseller in Illinois. I just unboxed the bike and it looks like it has few scratches here and there...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,713
Posted By stmalk

I went around bikeshops and none had Dahon...

I went around bikeshops and none had Dahon Mariner D8. Danny's claimed they had one, but when I got to the store, it turned out to be none. So I just decided to take a ride on Dahon Uno to try what...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,713
Posted By stmalk

I'll do it tonight and during this week. It's...

I'll do it tonight and during this week. It's hard to find a store that has Mariner D8 at this moment. All of them have Mariners D7 only, but D8 has better components. I found a store that has MU P8...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,713
Posted By stmalk

Alright, I did some research and found no...

Alright, I did some research and found no complaints about Dahon Mariner D8 snapping or breaking. So I've decided to go either with this one or with Dahon MU P8, which is also in the same price range...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,713
Posted By stmalk

What Dahon do you have?

What Dahon do you have?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,713
Posted By stmalk

Ok, what else do we need, right? A pleasant ride...

Ok, what else do we need, right? A pleasant ride after work until a jaw gets broken haha.
As Giant Expressway is faulty and not really well folded, I set my eyes on Dahon Mariner D8.
Please don't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,713
Posted By stmalk

I definitely have to ride those to see what it...

I definitely have to ride those to see what it is. I get either Giant Expressway 1, Dahon D7 or Giant Escape 1. It's upsetting that foldable bikes don't last over 3-4 years. There is no point to get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,713
Posted By stmalk

Hm, any opinion on Giant Expressway 1 though? Or...

Hm, any opinion on Giant Expressway 1 though? Or Dahons in this price range are definitely better?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,713
Posted By stmalk

Dahon/Tern still snap or not?

I'm finally selling my full size bike and thinking of getting a foldable one with the max budget of $600.
I'm aware that in this price range, no Bromptons/BF/Birdies exist, so my choice is basically...
08-03-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By stmalk

Sounds good, thank you for the feedback, looks...

Sounds good, thank you for the feedback, looks like I avoided a problem.
08-03-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By stmalk

Giant Defy 5 2012

I found this bike selling for $370 and I wonder if it's a good deal at all? I feel like this is an older generation of Defy model, it has Shimano 2300 set, unlike 2015 for example that switched to...
08-20-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

Ok, grand finale. With a new BB it was still...

Ok, grand finale. With a new BB it was still clicking. I've decided not to push it any further and visit a bikeshop. 5 min and my pedals were tightened. No more clicking. Apparently pedals were the...
08-18-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

Ok I undid the whole thing and checked it out....

Ok I undid the whole thing and checked it out. Apparently I was idiot enough to leave that cable holder screw in. It was in the way pushing the bracket. It's a miracle, but it looks like threading...
08-18-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

Ok I'm trying to install a new bracket and it...

Ok I'm trying to install a new bracket and it goes very slowly and super tight for some reason. I had to apply extensive physical force just to get to the point you see on the image. It went smooth...
08-15-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

Ok, I ordered those and let's see if that...

Ok, I ordered those and let's see if that clicking goes away once I install the new BB.
I can say for sure though, the old one spins super noisy and not smooth at all. I just tried it - it feels...
08-15-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

I managed to open it using just big wrench. So...

I managed to open it using just big wrench.
So I have a screw sticking out inside of the bracket socket. It's from the plastic cable holder on the bottom. I guess I will have to remove it if I...
08-15-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

I'm sorry I missed it. So to get that lock ring...

I'm sorry I missed it. So to get that lock ring off I don't need any additional tools? I can just hit it with screwdriver/hammer and unlock BB. But I think I still need a BB removal tool to get it...
08-15-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

Alright guys, I opened that crank up and here is...

Alright guys, I opened that crank up and here is what I have. I suppose it's a regular Square Taper Bottom Bracket. But correct me if I'm wrong. So now I think I need to get a bracket opener and...
08-13-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

I ordered that one as well, will post it here in...

I ordered that one as well, will post it here in few days if I'm not sure which BB is inside.
08-12-17, 10:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

Currently waiting for 15mm wrench. Once I get it...

Currently waiting for 15mm wrench. Once I get it I will remove bolts to find out BB type and will go from there. I could imagine BB going dry, a bike was really poorly maintained when I got it, lots...
08-12-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

And few more

And few more
08-12-17, 09:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

Absolutely

Absolutely
08-12-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

In that case that would happen any time you spin...

In that case that would happen any time you spin pedals, right? But it happens only when there is load. I don't think that steel a bike actually bends down that much to FD starts touching the chain....
08-12-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

Hm sounds very very much like my case. Giant as...

Hm sounds very very much like my case. Giant as well. I just located the exact moment when it's happening. It's on the left side, when I start rotating the left pedal. But only when I push it down...
08-12-17, 03:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

It's not a saddle or a seatpost. I readjusted...

It's not a saddle or a seatpost. I readjusted them many times, greased seatpost and changed saddles. It has nothing to do with it. I feel like I need to buy all necessary tools and get into crankset...
08-12-17, 03:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,351
Posted By stmalk

Yep wheels and quick releases are all greased up...

Yep wheels and quick releases are all greased up and tuned with new tubes and tires. I took care of that. And clicking is still present, never went away. It clearly comes somewhere from chainwheel...
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