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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By BruceMetras

Did you review this? At about the 19 minute...

Did you review this?

At about the 19 minute mark, folding the Trike is addressed.


You Tube Link
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By BruceMetras

Here's Schwalbe's Tire Shopping Page...

Here's Schwalbe's Tire Shopping Page (https://www.schwalbetires.com/product_search)

The Terry tire would probably be better for hard pack than the Panaracer or Durano due to being a wider...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By BruceMetras

You can also get the Durano direct from Schwalbe.

You can also get the Durano direct from Schwalbe.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By BruceMetras

The Terry Tellus...

The Terry Tellus (http://www.terrybicycles.com/accessories/tires-tubes-1/tellus-tire-24-x-1-1-4-32-520) seems to still be available. I've run them in the past on my Chameleon (s), especially the one...
04-27-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,199
Posted By BruceMetras

I still have the Airnimal in the same condition...

I still have the Airnimal in the same condition as shown. It's been hanging in my garage as I've been building/riding electric bikes lately.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By BruceMetras

Paint from the bare dropouts I'd guess.

Paint from the bare dropouts I'd guess.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 450,641
Posted By BruceMetras

If you have a carbon seatpost that is raised and...

If you have a carbon seatpost that is raised and lowered repeatedly when folding, it will quickly become gouged. Carbon seatposts can require paste to keep them from slipping. That would make the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,725
Posted By BruceMetras

Here's a Citizen Tokyo for $100 ...

Here's a Citizen Tokyo for $100 https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d/raleigh-folding-bike/6815369277.html 16" wheels, 6 speed. Spray liberally with Boeshield and ride it until it dies, then buy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,201
Posted By BruceMetras

You could order one from Ebay...

You could order one from Ebay...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By BruceMetras

Having had experience with that coaster brake and...

Having had experience with that coaster brake and knowing where you live and the kind of hills you encounter, I'd definitely leave the front brake on the bike. A front brake is more important than a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By BruceMetras

Or buy them both and close out 2018 with a bang!...

Or buy them both and close out 2018 with a bang! The Mu Uno is a good bike.. I've had a number of them through the years.. perfect for 2 speed conversion.. or belt drive .. or 451 conversion.. I've...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,269
Posted By BruceMetras

Jur's pic shows a stock Birdy chain retaining...

Jur's pic shows a stock Birdy chain retaining guide...as the wheel folds under, the black part of the guide straddles the chain .. the length of the derailleur determines how much chain slack the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,269
Posted By BruceMetras

Looks like the RIDEA chain HOOK for Birdy or...

Looks like the RIDEA chain HOOK for Birdy or something very similar.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,269
Posted By BruceMetras

BIRDY Chain Tensioner...

BIRDY Chain Tensioner (http://www.pacific-cycles.com/Product/Accessories/BIRDY%20Chain%20Tensioner)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,255
Posted By BruceMetras

Scorchers

Scorchers
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,318
Posted By BruceMetras

Battery is a 52v 13.5ah rectangle purchased from...

Battery is a 52v 13.5ah rectangle purchased from Luna Cycles in El Segundo CA .. the battery box is just square PVC that I got at the local Home Depot and modified it to fit the frame.. Still going...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By BruceMetras

Just weighed a new 26x451 Primo I have here on...

Just weighed a new 26x451 Primo I have here on the shelf .. 260 grams
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By BruceMetras

I have the Green, Red and Yellow Birdy...

I have the Green, Red and Yellow Birdy elastomers. PM me if interested
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By BruceMetras

If your Montague Pro has disk brakes, you could...

If your Montague Pro has disk brakes, you could build/buy a set of 24" wheels to swap into that frame.. that would be beneficial for reduced standover height as well as making it more responsive .....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By BruceMetras

Mine https://image.ibb.co/huggiA/IMG-4554.jpg

Mine

https://image.ibb.co/huggiA/IMG-4554.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By BruceMetras

I've used Promenades (usually with Power Grips)...

I've used Promenades (usually with Power Grips) through the years on a number of bikes including Moulton TSR's. On my my commuter bike, I've switched to MKS LAMBADA Pedals...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,365
Posted By BruceMetras

The belt shouldn't be a concern. 8mm pitch belts...

The belt shouldn't be a concern. 8mm pitch belts are easily sourced through multiple online belt distributors. Moulton used the same system on their belt drive TSR-2. I modified mine many times...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,100
Posted By BruceMetras

Speaking of rolling the dice, two seasoned...

Speaking of rolling the dice, two seasoned folding bike enthusiasts on different continents writing simultaneously with the same basic advice posting within a minute of each other .. what are the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,100
Posted By BruceMetras

IMHO, a used 5 or 6 year old X30 is not a good...

IMHO, a used 5 or 6 year old X30 is not a good buy at anything over $500 due to the multiple frame recalls on the X30 model. Some frames outside of the production number recalls also failed. First...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,100
Posted By BruceMetras

That Hemingway D9 looks good! Not on the USA...

That Hemingway D9 looks good! Not on the USA site yet, maybe next year.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,100
Posted By BruceMetras

Here's a Tern recall on the Link series . ...

Here's a Tern recall on the Link series .

https://www.ternbicycles.com/2014-linkocl-limited-voluntary-recall-faqs

The Dahon Mu series has been reliable through the years. The 'P' designation...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,100
Posted By BruceMetras

$950 is high for a 2013 X30. There were a number...

$950 is high for a 2013 X30. There were a number of recalls on the frame extending into 2016. If you are looking for things to consider, consider the low spoke count front wheel. There were many...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By BruceMetras

I didn't say ask for a warranty.. I said take a...

I didn't say ask for a warranty.. I said take a picture of the production data on the inside of the tire and send with an explanation of what transpired.. Schwalbe can evaluate.. Perhaps there were...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By BruceMetras

Contact Schwalbe ... take a picture of the...

Contact Schwalbe ... take a picture of the production numbers on the inside of the tire and send with explanation.. I've received warranty Schwalbe tires in the past.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 450,641
Posted By BruceMetras

507 Kojacks would be my choice also . Schwalbe...

507 Kojacks would be my choice also . Schwalbe is not listing that tire size anymore .. Hopefully it will be reintroduced if the Helix becomes popular..
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,835
Posted By BruceMetras

The only Dahon Boardwalk in current Dahon price...

The only Dahon Boardwalk in current Dahon price list in the USA is the S-1 .. Single speed .. but, with horizontal drops there are a few hub gear options available if one wanted to upgrade.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,835
Posted By BruceMetras

Sounds like you are contemplating over 100+ miles...

Sounds like you are contemplating over 100+ miles per week. With that kind of projected mileage, go find a 20" demo bike (Dahon/Tern/Giant) and take it for a 22 mile spin to see if it meets your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,190
Posted By BruceMetras

Vuelta...

Vuelta (https://www.vueltausa.com/components/chainrings-flat/se-chain-ring-110mm-34-60t.html) have flat, non-ramped, non-pinned, 60t chainrings made in USA. I've used them many times through the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By BruceMetras

The Abio Verdion is a rather unique bike with...

The Abio Verdion is a rather unique bike with both good and bad features. Here's a little Review/Impression (https://www.bikeforums.net/10233045-post1.html) that I wrote when the bikes first came...
07-05-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By BruceMetras

The shift cable is not on the hub drum cable...

The shift cable is not on the hub drum cable guide. Once the cable is installed properly, it should work fine.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By BruceMetras

Took a look at your pics.. you need to go back to...

Took a look at your pics.. you need to go back to basics.. looks like you don't have the shift cable in the cable guide on the hub... looks like you missed when you put it back together.. should make...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By BruceMetras

Tern had many problems (google searches will...

Tern had many problems (google searches will bring up some posts) when they first released bikes with the then new Sturmey Dual Drive .. the problem bikes had been in and out of authorized repair...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 235,147
Posted By BruceMetras

Here's the Birdy Link...

Here's the Birdy Link (https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2254324/?directtofirstphoto) .. $400 is a great price for that bike.. the bike runs a SRAM Dual Drive (cassette + 3 speed internal hub) .. very...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By BruceMetras

Your stock gear inch ratio is right around 50 G/I...

Your stock gear inch ratio is right around 50 G/I with 451 wheels .. that's a bit low for a lot of single speed applications.. I was in your boat in 2009 with a brand new Mu Uno.. You have a few...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,438
Posted By BruceMetras

They haven't been available in the States for a...

They haven't been available in the States for a few years ... if you find yourself looking for one, I have one for sale Here (https://www.bikeforums.net/20084806-post1.html)

Price is now $1400.00
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 646,618
Posted By BruceMetras

I'd be looking at single speed hangers .....

I'd be looking at single speed hangers .. something like This One...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,281
Posted By BruceMetras

APB/TSR Moultons over the past 20 years have...

APB/TSR Moultons over the past 20 years have 31.8mm seatposts .. the newest SST is 31.6
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,742
Posted By BruceMetras

Not sure what you mean there, but I'm pretty sure...

Not sure what you mean there, but I'm pretty sure we're on the same page :beer:




Let me know what length pin you need.. I have a reasonable collection in the drawer.. maybe I can mail you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,742
Posted By BruceMetras

My plan to convert a DD to chain pull was going...

My plan to convert a DD to chain pull was going to be to cut the DD long rod, flatten and drill the end, and attach the chain.. lot of other projects ahead of that though.. I use a SA bar end...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,742
Posted By BruceMetras

I have both the Sachs 3x7 and the SRAM Dual...

I have both the Sachs 3x7 and the SRAM Dual Drive.. I like the chain more for aesthetics reasons than anything else..and, I've yet to have a problem with a click box... but I did toy with seeing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By BruceMetras

The inside handlebar fold with your Uno will be...

The inside handlebar fold with your Uno will be lost, if that makes a difference to you.. the Jetstream post folds to the outside, and hence, the folded package is considerably wider.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,281
Posted By BruceMetras

Is a license required for motorbikes under 125cc?...

Is a license required for motorbikes under 125cc? If not, there are many that would work.. From your descriptions of road conditions and distances, pedaling a 20" or 16" bike could be problematic.....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,297
Posted By BruceMetras

That's not really fair. He has a personal...

That's not really fair. He has a personal opinion as do those who debate him. And as far as I can tell, has remained polite/respectful.

Touring means different things to different people. Jur has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By BruceMetras

If this is what the OP has, there are chain tugs...

If this is what the OP has, there are chain tugs that can be found to replace the yellow anti-turn washer..
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By BruceMetras

OP is probably talking about something like THIS...

OP is probably talking about something like THIS (https://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/dmr-10mm-chain-tugs-pair), a chain tug..

For the OP, faced with the same issue, I've also run the...
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