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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By 2_i

Yes, Schwalbe makes Marathon Winter...

Yes, Schwalbe makes Marathon Winter (https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/winter) in 16" size. I ordered them dirt cheap, like $20 apiece, out-of -season from Germany, so the elevated...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 338,692
Posted By cat0020

I didn't know a mini velo thread existed under...

I didn't know a mini velo thread existed under the Folding Bike forum.
I've been riding my Sundeal $139 mini velo since 2018 as a errand runner in Brooklyn, NY.
https://i.imgur.com/5FmZ68d.jpg
My...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,187
Posted By lubloi

Clear coats do not protect the frame from rust...

Clear coats do not protect the frame from rust the same way paint does, primarily because there is no primer. Salty water will seep through microcracks in the clear coat and cause 'rust snakes' under...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,438
Posted By kayakindude

Buy a Brompton block adapter for the front stem...

Buy a Brompton block adapter for the front stem mount and gain one of the great advantages of their bag systems at a non brompton price.

Have a Brompton bag on my Dahon for the last 3 years for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,438
Posted By Inisfallen

Absolutely, and I'd love a Brompton. On the...

Absolutely, and I'd love a Brompton.

On the other hand, bang for buck is a factor too. I got my bike used for $100, and the basket and mounting bracket cost me about $40.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,438
Posted By linberl

My Dahon Uno has a super light rear rack and I...

My Dahon Uno has a super light rear rack and I can use panniers or a trunk bag. I use my Travoy with the Bike Friday pakiT. But for small super light shops (loaf of bread, etc.). I just take a nylon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,438
Posted By reppans

This where Brompton’s shopping cart mode...

This where Brompton’s shopping cart mode (https://live.staticflickr.com/8439/29631845022_f4cd499945_o.jpg) really shines - 15sec conversion; no need to lock-up outside; frame mounted so no impact to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,438
Posted By Inisfallen

Folding Bike Cargo Solution

In a lot of ways, a folding bike is the ideal solution to my situation. It's small, and folds up and fits in a closet at home, which is a major factor when one is sharing a New York City apartment...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By calgarc

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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By Geepig

It's a trap!

It's a trap!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By GeezyRider

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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By mirfi

3, You say Kubel? ...

3,
You say Kubel?

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Bike rack the Raleigh usually sits on. Still has a Baltimore...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By 3speedslow

Kubelwagon! Oh, you were talking about...

Kubelwagon! Oh, you were talking about folders.... sorry!

Raleigh was the choice of who owned mine for several years till he let it go to me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By Inisfallen

Here's mine. Giant Halfway of unknown vintage. ...

Here's mine. Giant Halfway of unknown vintage.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By mirfi

Not in the 'Wild', just on my patio. A couple I...

Not in the 'Wild', just on my patio. A couple I know has been talking 'folding bike' for their cabin cruiser.

So I invited them over for some riding
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By P.L.Jensen

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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By 3speedslow

Slow roll around my city this weekend recouping...

Slow roll around my city this weekend recouping from some post Covid sinus mess. Sunshine felt great with 50+ temps.

2016 Brompton lagoon blue black edition
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By cat0020

In the city that never sleep. ...

In the city that never sleep.
https://i.imgur.com/PYE1SDn.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,973
Posted By mlau

Update: I did a test ride monday night and...

Update: I did a test ride monday night and yesterday.
With all the excess crap (rack, double kickstand, north bars, etc) stripped off, this bike seriously sings!
I went with the smallest stem,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By Geepig

Nice, folding dog with its folding bike :)

Nice, folding dog with its folding bike :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,601
Posted By Geepig

The 'BB' is so you know which way up your bike is...

The 'BB' is so you know which way up your bike is after a long and tiring flight ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,973
Posted By P.L.Jensen

Come to Vancouver BC, I'll bring the rope and...

Come to Vancouver BC, I'll bring the rope and lots of it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,973
Posted By mlau

I'm thinking along the same lines. The Crazy...

I'm thinking along the same lines. The Crazy bars, or Jones J bars, or the Koga Denham bars look pretty attractive to me.
Currently, my tires are Big Apples.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By joey buzzard

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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,973
Posted By joey buzzard

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For example...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,117
Posted By Jipe

Marathon weight 420g per piece in 35x349. ...

Marathon weight 420g per piece in 35x349.

The Continental Contact Urban weight 265g in 35x349.

That's 155g per tire, 310g savings and better tires in any aspects for 40€, that's an incredible...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,117
Posted By Geepig

When I returned to riding it was hard work, but I...

When I returned to riding it was hard work, but I persisted and even though I am pushing 60 and have arthritus I am resisting the urge to buy things to make it easier - but more fun instead ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,117
Posted By Jipe

Carbon seatpost on a folder that is often...

Carbon seatpost on a folder that is often folded/unfolded is not a good option because carbon is easily scratched by dirt deposit on the seatpost and carbon doesn't like the compression/decompression...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,117
Posted By 2_i

Sure, but when it gets narrow, i.e., around...

Sure, but when it gets narrow, i.e., around turns, you can tilt the bike more, so it occupies less horizontal space. I've been in a situation where I needed to carry a full-size bike 3F up on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,117
Posted By Winfried

Provided the hall is wide enough so that the bike...

Provided the hall is wide enough so that the bike doesn't hit the walls,or the neighbors won't be happy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,117
Posted By Winfried

Two cheaper options: For smaller gear...

Two cheaper options:

For smaller gear inches, install a double chainring (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1141224-2-chainrings-brompton.html) (total ~€150); A 50/34T with the original...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 854,813
Posted By PebbledChin

Sheldon Brown always recommended internal cam...

Sheldon Brown always recommended internal cam skewers, writing that they can achieve much higher compression, but I'm sure I've read on this thread that someone damaged his seat tube by...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 854,813
Posted By PebbledChin

cobdomview I own two 2nd-hand Swifts because I...

cobdomview I own two 2nd-hand Swifts because I was so impressed by the first one. I did have some issues with chain drop initially, and I can't now remember the full story of what I did. If the rear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By bkkboy

Thanks mack_turtle. More reach I need, so this...

Thanks mack_turtle. More reach I need, so this Tern attachment should solve the problem.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By mack_turtle

are you trying to increase the reach from the...

are you trying to increase the reach from the saddle to the handlebar, or set more of your weight further behind the bottom bracket?

if you're trying to get more reach, moving the saddle back is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,825
Posted By Pahana

This question has more to do with the rider than...

This question has more to do with the rider than the bike. My wife rides a 2 speed Brompton and climbs thousands of feet. I have a 6 speed and have trouble keeping up with her on climbs. If you're a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,825
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It really depends on how steep the hills are and...

It really depends on how steep the hills are and how fast you want to go. If I was riding in some parks and there was a lot of foot traffic that would keep my speed lower, if the hills were shallow a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-28-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,825
Posted By sykerocker

1x9? Why? Hell, I'm doing just fine with a...

1x9? Why? Hell, I'm doing just fine with a Raleigh Twenty with a three-speed Sturmey Archer hub and a 44-16t drivetrain. Direct drive is a 55 gear inches, low is 49, high is 62. I usually try to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,825
Posted By Pinigis

The gear range is more important than the number...

The gear range is more important than the number of gear ratios. The higher number of gears gives you more options, but you may find that you only use a few anyway.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 338,692
Posted By 3speedslow

Will do. For the headset I plan on using ISO....

Will do. For the headset I plan on using ISO. This means I will be reaming the headtube and crown race to 30.2 and 26.4 I plan on using a Tange HS in silver.

This will be a fun winter build!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,802
Posted By Timbeau

This is true. That sad little abused rusty...

This is true.

That sad little abused rusty single speed Schwinn I found in the donation bin at the co-op sparked joy in me, and showed me how foldies could impact my life in ways I'm still...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 854,813
Posted By Vanrex

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I thought I'd share what I've done with my old silver Xootr Swift over the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,157
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am very impressed you fit a non-coupled frame...

I am very impressed you fit a non-coupled frame into a 62 inch case. Congratulations.

If I was going to try to make a box like you did, I would lean towards Coroplast instead of cardboard, better...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,805
Posted By calgarc

I shaved nearly 8lb off the bike. the RD,...

I shaved nearly 8lb off the bike. the RD, cassette, and BB alone made about 2.5lb!!! The bike is now sitting pretty at 26.09lb, I have to install the new Alivio brakes I bought, and source a crankset.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,238
Posted By dabac

The technical name for the cables that operate...

The technical name for the cables that operate mechanical shifters and brakes is ”Bowden cable”.
The way a Bowden cable works is that the sheath/outer cable/casing will push just as hard as the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 338,692
Posted By mirfi

Cool, I am voting for the former, just to have a...

Cool, I am voting for the former, just to have a baseline. And to feel the effects of each mod.

Godspeed
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,216
Posted By tds101

A handlebar stem is available from Xootr, and a...

A handlebar stem is available from Xootr, and a seatpost is as well. All parts are easily swappable. The Swift fits anyone.

https://www.xootr.com/folding-bike-parts-accessories.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,282
Posted By 1nterceptor

Depends. Am I running late? Raining/snowing? It's...

Depends. Am I running late? Raining/snowing? It's Friday and I rode Mon-Thur to work.

Anywhere from 2 miles to/from the train/bus station; to 17 miles one way. :D...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,419
Posted By cudak888

IGH. If you must put a derailer on it for...

IGH.

If you must put a derailer on it for cost purposes, design the frame with sliding vertical dropouts (reliable ones with tensioner bolts, I might add - don't cheapen out here) so it is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,128
Posted By Dynocoaster

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