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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,456
Posted By nz6666

[QUOTE=tcs;19989484]Okay, you asked: ...

[QUOTE=tcs;19989484]Okay, you asked:

Awesome, I wish I had the craftsmanship and machineary. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,456
Posted By nz6666

How firm is it?

How firm is it?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-17, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,456
Posted By nz6666

I am 75 kg and it's a s model.

I am 75 kg and it's a s model.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,456
Posted By nz6666

Hardest rear suspension block for Brompton

Been riding my city bikes recent months. Did a 20 km ride on my Brompton yesterday and immediately felt putting more effort compared with my other bikes especially on the climb, it felt very slow...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-16, 05:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,693
Posted By nz6666

That's funny Mr Got thinks Dahon is bad because...

That's funny Mr Got thinks Dahon is bad because seat tube angle is not relax enough for him. Even you don't like a racing position on a folder many people may do. And this has nothing to do with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-16, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By nz6666

Dahon p8 can take 50mm or 2 inch wide (big apple)...

Dahon p8 can take 50mm or 2 inch wide (big apple) tires. It may stretch to 55mm or even bigger, not sure though, I mean rear is roomy enough, only the fork I am not sure.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,591
Posted By nz6666

It's not just the gaps between gears, the rear...

It's not just the gaps between gears, the rear suspension also make it slow. I am like you, I have a 2016 s6l, I have a fnhon (like a Dahon speed 8) before that. I have been using fnhon commuting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-16, 03:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,770
Posted By nz6666

That is really nice. Will the bar extender affect...

That is really nice. Will the bar extender affect the fold?
09-12-16, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By nz6666

I don't know where is the problem, but I guess...

I don't know where is the problem, but I guess it's that I can focus on my weaker leg (right) on the trainer, while on the road, I am distracted, so the weaker leg goes not optimal position. Remember...
08-30-16, 03:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By nz6666

Thanks for the points. One question, if you...

Thanks for the points. One question, if you exercise both legs, would it strengthen both legs so the weaker leg would be still weaker?
08-23-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By nz6666

Thanks for the replies. I feel one of the...

Thanks for the replies. I feel one of the possibilities is on the trainer I can focus on my legs, I even look down at my right leg. But on the road, I have to be vigilant. Another thing is tiredness....
08-19-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By nz6666

Remember I have right leg/foot issue. On the...

Remember I have right leg/foot issue. On the road, my right foot just tends to slip off the pedal without clipless, when with clipless it will not slip but still tries to get off the pedal so in a...
08-19-16, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By nz6666

feel different on and off trainer?

Every time I feel good on my trainer I go out for a real spin and I totally lost the feeling. I have set up the bike on the trainer same height of saddle and handlebar as it is on the ground. So...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,842
Posted By nz6666

Another aluminium failure, would it have given...

Another aluminium failure, would it have given some signal if it's steel? I now hope my seat post and handle post is steel as well(mine is a dahon like folder in steel). Maybe that's why there is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,507
Posted By nz6666

This makes me nervous, I hope it's because it's...

This makes me nervous, I hope it's because it's aluminium. I commute on a similar frame but in steel.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,028
Posted By nz6666

I have used Brompton and a dahon like (so similar...

I have used Brompton and a dahon like (so similar to Tern) for commuting 12 miles (one week dahon, one week brompton for a while). My feeling is Dahon type of bikes is faster due to less energy loss...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-16, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By nz6666

Puncture proof: Schwalbe marathon plus, there are...

Puncture proof: Schwalbe marathon plus, there are two width 32 and 47 mm wide.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-16, 04:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,160
Posted By nz6666

Get a long enough lock, because public racks are...

Get a long enough lock, because public racks are for big bikes, so often too high for a folder with a D lock. Don't need to be super sturdy, for a folder you only park the bike for a while. Most...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-16, 04:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,945
Posted By nz6666

use a blade to mark, it's persistent. Paint will...

use a blade to mark, it's persistent. Paint will come off.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-16, 04:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,466
Posted By nz6666

Nice one

Nice one
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,634
Posted By nz6666

Try a steel framed Dahon (p8) if I were you. The...

Try a steel framed Dahon (p8) if I were you. The hinge is the weak link so better off with a steel frame. Most hinge related problem are from Alu frame Dahon that I have seen. BTW you can put on 55...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,901
Posted By nz6666

Dahon normally doesn't sell parts (to consumers),...

Dahon normally doesn't sell parts (to consumers), distributors may have some but not many. That's why Dahon copies (Litepro, Fnhon) are so popular in China. Aliexpress (for people outside China ) or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-16, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By nz6666

Or here Fudges CyclesOnline - Dahon....

Or here
Fudges CyclesOnline - Dahon. (http://fudgescyclesonline.com/index.php?c=5745)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-16, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By nz6666

Here: Dahon Frame Latch Kit for Steel Frames -...

Here:
Dahon Frame Latch Kit for Steel Frames - C H WHITE & SON...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By nz6666

sl2x when new is about 600 more than sl2 ? you...

sl2x when new is about 600 more than sl2 ? you sell it used and the price is not much more than a new sl2. And you won't worry about a 1000 new sl2 locked outside a pub? I say get a Dahon, speed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 29,725
Posted By nz6666

You want a fast bike that you can fold. So birdy...

You want a fast bike that you can fold. So birdy may not be your best choice, because it got front and rear suspension, so it will not be as fast as a bike with no suspension if all others being...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,100
Posted By nz6666

I have seen that on Internet but couldn't find a...

I have seen that on Internet but couldn't find a place to buy one. Very nice, can be very handy for errands.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,100
Posted By nz6666

That last two pics, what kind of weight can...

That last two pics, what kind of weight can destroy that steel frame and the seat post. Scary. I am only 70 kg (154 lbs). So a few more kilo on my back should be fine (I hope). Like I said, if there...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-16, 02:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,100
Posted By nz6666

That's really cool. But there are too many bags....

That's really cool. But there are too many bags. I still prefer one bag option, and those water proof panniers are really heavy. I will get a s frame and try strapping the 50 L pack horizontally. If...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-16, 04:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,100
Posted By nz6666

Been away for a few days, I really like this...

Been away for a few days, I really like this solution. What do you mean a regular frame? You mean your son's B can be folded with that suitcase attached on it? Can your C frame (you mean the frame of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,100
Posted By nz6666

I like the simplicity of one bag and one bike,...

I like the simplicity of one bag and one bike, i.e at train station, I can just carry the pack on my back and one hand for the bike and leave the other hand for things like getting a ticket etc. 10...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-16, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,100
Posted By nz6666

Brompton carry normal bag on the front

I have a s type Brompton, thinking to get a s frame and can I somehow attach a normal backpack (50 L) to the frame? I already got the front carrier block. The reason is s bag is too small for my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-16, 02:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 40,207
Posted By nz6666

Thanks! Very good info!

Thanks! Very good info!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 40,207
Posted By nz6666

It seems to be the same as pre 2016 model. I have...

It seems to be the same as pre 2016 model. I have seen some mod. Can't understand why Brompton put such basic wheel on such an expensive bicycle.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-16, 04:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 40,207
Posted By nz6666

Have you found the roller on rear mudguard (L...

Have you found the roller on rear mudguard (L type) a bit tight? I am thinking even I get that extendable wheel addon it still doesn't roll smoothly? I want to roll it in a super market with s bag...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 40,207
Posted By nz6666

How to roll a Brompton?

Just got a 6 speed Brompton. L type, so no rack. Being 2016 model, the bike comes with two easy wheels. But I found it's very hard to roll the thing. When pushing the saddle (folded), front wheel is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-16, 05:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,528
Posted By nz6666

Yes Litepro is one popular band. It makes a lots...

Yes Litepro is one popular band. It makes a lots of products but mainly for dahon bikes, so not quite like shimano. There are many other brands, like langtu, java, eiosx, maitu, maxtroN (too many). I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,528
Posted By nz6666

You are right Fnhon is big at least in China,...

You are right Fnhon is big at least in China, where I am from. On local forums people compare fnhon with dahon and seems fnhon not only copied but also improved the design. I don't have many dahon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-16, 05:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,218
Posted By nz6666

Congratulations on the new bike! I too am looking...

Congratulations on the new bike! I too am looking at this bike (and couple of others :-)), 2016 seems got some big improvements. Your case may be just the vendor issue. Enjoy the bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-16, 04:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,528
Posted By nz6666

I have a MU SL, which uses the same frame as MU...

I have a MU SL, which uses the same frame as MU p8. The main hinge creaks, tends to loose. Although I got it from Ebay but I have read similar issues on this frame. I also have a Dahon copy (fnhon),...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-16, 06:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,770
Posted By nz6666

Great job! I have concern on the main hinge on my...

Great job! I have concern on the main hinge on my folder as well although it's been fine all the time. But good to know how it works and there is a solution if it's not working...

The latch...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-16, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By nz6666

can it be folded and put in a bag and taken as an...

can it be folded and put in a bag and taken as an onboard luggage?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-16, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,075
Posted By nz6666

One more thing is can i just pivot the M bat a...

One more thing is can i just pivot the M bat a little forward to increase reach and lower the bar at the same time? Will that affect the folding?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-16, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,075
Posted By nz6666

Then the s bar seems perfect for me. Thanks!

Then the s bar seems perfect for me. Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,075
Posted By nz6666

Thanks a lot! So your handle bar and saddle are...

Thanks a lot! So your handle bar and saddle are level when BB to saddle is 69? What's the rise on your rise bar? 64 to 65 seems ok, but looks like i will also need a riser bar. Btw i am 5 feet 9...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-16, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,075
Posted By nz6666

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-29-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,075
Posted By nz6666

Thanks for the info. But i still don't have any...

Thanks for the info. But i still don't have any idea which bar will fit me. I prefer the look of s bar, so if i can get those dimensions on s bar i will pick that. My local store has only M bar which...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-29-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,075
Posted By nz6666

Brompton bar type, can someone measure for me?

Thinking of a Brompton. Can't decide between a S or M bar.
Here is the current setup on my current bike which works for me:

BB center to saddle top: 69 cm.

(Seatpost At above height) Seatpost...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-16, 04:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,279
Posted By nz6666

Regading the SPD or straps, have you used that...

Regading the SPD or straps, have you used that before? I mean if you are used to it then go for it, otherwise just stick to flat. I used both, the upward pull is always myth, sometimes you can feel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-16, 03:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,279
Posted By nz6666

Oh no, I may sound like I am against tour on...

Oh no, I may sound like I am against tour on small wheels, no, no, I am for it. I am just explaining the cons, but folders have lot of pros (transportation, storage), and most of all, fun. Folders...
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