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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By Fentuz

Not as good as what you re looking at but...

Not as good as what you re looking at but litepro makes a wheel that fit in the seatpost. It is a cheaper alternative
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 567
Posted By Fentuz

As others said, a lot of the stability comes with...

As others said, a lot of the stability comes with the joint locking mechanism and the number of joints.
on brompton, that u shape clamp is limited by the fitting tolerance and the wear and tear.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Fentuz

I took the hound on a more involved mtb ride... I...

I took the hound on a more involved mtb ride... I only pushed it once (just after the 20K mark), 12% climb on wet grass with rubbish tyres that would not grip... other than that, it was good fun and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Fentuz

It has a more conventional diamond frame; the...

It has a more conventional diamond frame; the boardwalk is a "single beam" which will flex more.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Fentuz

i think the hangar is bit long but, it might...

i think the hangar is bit long but, it might work. As the OP is not going for anything bigger than 26T, a short cage is more than suitable.
personally for $100max, I’d fit a 14-34 or a 14-28 speed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Fentuz

The cage length depends of the number of teeth on...

The cage length depends of the number of teeth on the larger cog. Also, the cage length have changed order the years. i found that 90’s/2000’s long cage are pretty much nowadays medium cage.

I run...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By Fentuz

Just to add a more general Dahon description: ...

Just to add a more general Dahon description:

D = Deluxe (entry model)
P= Premium (tends to have better wheels seat post handle bar with std groupset)
X= Xtreme luxe or performance (P with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 337,375
Posted By Fentuz

I run 40/38psi with~80kg load (kid/shotgun/me) on...

I run 40/38psi with~80kg load (kid/shotgun/me) on some kenda 47-406
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Fentuz

yes, if you are doing ~38kph with flat bars, you...

yes, if you are doing ~38kph with flat bars, you should get a bit better with a road bike setup.
Age does not matter, your fitness does (which is obviously affected by age). A friend of mine is 15...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Fentuz

nice job!

nice job!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Fentuz

The hammerhead is build and pre tested (20k) ...

The hammerhead is build and pre tested (20k)
I’m waiting for the mudguards.

1st impression, very light build; my helios is 10.25kg and this bike is significantly lighter (a beta tester felt the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-22, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Fentuz

Depends how handy you are. If you re on a budjet...

Depends how handy you are. If you re on a budjet and can fix things, look for a inexpensive 2nd hand and where needed, fix/modified it to your needs.

also, as you use the word trunk, I d assume US...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Fentuz

As the parts came through the door, the kids and...

As the parts came through the door, the kids and I started to build.

Starting with the bottom bracket, litepro crankset and flap handlebar. I wanted a mtb bar with a 30mm rise but I received a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Fentuz

Dahon mini velos.... my interpretations

From other threads, I posted my different experiences, with Dahon Curved D3 (my 1st folder), my Dahon Jetstream (which was modified for different needs and rebuilt to equivalent original spec), my...
02-02-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By Fentuz

Yes, they do. when building my bikes, I used some...

Yes, they do. when building my bikes, I used some chainring I had on the shelves to ensure the choice of ring was adequate and while the range was correct, I had chain jump a few times. When fitting...
01-19-22, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By Fentuz

Reading all this, I think the OP should scrap the...

Reading all this, I think the OP should scrap the mix and match idea and concentrate on compatibility and cost. To me, OP should look towards Microshift Advent (9S) or Advent X (10s) with road...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By Fentuz

Tannus makes a tyre insert; it goes in the tyre...

Tannus makes a tyre insert; it goes in the tyre and you fit a slim inner tube (like road tyre size) so that the insert take care of most puncture while the inner tube deals with the comfort.

i m...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 364,952
Posted By Fentuz

Dahon smooth Hound ...

Dahon smooth Hound

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1154x1154/662a36da_12e8_489c_93c7_9c6e94569c26_8c35628ac60a7c10aaef58c512e8139b8c65ff9e.jpeg
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Fentuz

I was talking with microshift about clutch...

I was talking with microshift about clutch derailleur for my smooth hound (which would be required on a 11-42 and above) and they don t do anything for 20” wheels.
they advise small cage only.
...
Forum: BMX
12-20-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,430
Posted By Fentuz

I built a 20” minivelo and ride easily 10 to...

I built a 20” minivelo and ride easily 10 to 12miles with the kids…
it all depends of the gearing and saddle position.
...
12-16-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,811
Posted By Fentuz

i went on a proper pump track and it was good fun...

i went on a proper pump track and it was good fun and tiring!!!...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,557
Posted By Fentuz

it’s a smooth hound frame from 2008 (not foldable...

it’s a smooth hound frame from 2008 (not foldable with caliper brake only) with a 2010 smooth hood fork (foldable with v brake mount)

tyres are 47-406 and i ride on gravel and mud 25/30mm deep)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,557
Posted By Fentuz

Here is mine...

Here is mine https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1243518-flat-bar-gravel-bike-build-twist.html

...
12-12-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,811
Posted By Fentuz

I rode it most of the weekend - on and off. ...

I rode it most of the weekend - on and off.

it worked well with the child seat on a gravel ride, was better towing another bike…

...
12-10-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,811
Posted By Fentuz

Flat bar gravel bike build…. With a twist

Hi all,
I ‘ve almost completed a mini-project… Although I own a couple of folding bikes and a carbon gravel bike, i wanted something to play around and be able to fit child seat etc. …
so I built a...
12-07-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,866
Posted By Fentuz

that s why I kept rival derailleur in the...

that s why I kept rival derailleur in the knowledge that if I break it, i can put a eagle GX derailleur with the cable plate.
12-07-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,866
Posted By Fentuz

It should work fine and it would be fairly clean...

It should work fine and it would be fairly clean since wolftooth tend to mostly do stuff for shimano.
46 should work without goatlink (may need longer B screw).

the only issue is that if you...
12-07-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,866
Posted By Fentuz

So,while I don't mind SRAM which I have on the...

So,while I don't mind SRAM which I have on the gravel, I prefer shimano because better and more precise and generally easier... Any electronic stuff is cool as you can miss match road shifter with...
12-06-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By Fentuz

I did just under 500km and it works well up and...

I did just under 500km and it works well up and down the muddy hills.
12-06-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By Fentuz

I have been looking @ kona sutra ULTD (2020) and...

I have been looking @ kona sutra ULTD (2020) and LTD (2022) and cinelli hotbootleg geo because they are pretty much hard tail MTB geo and are fitted with XC groupset and wheels. a front shock would...
11-29-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,333
Posted By Fentuz

That's not easy to quantify as a general...

That's not easy to quantify as a general statement because you don't know all the variable. You would need to calculate kinetic and potential energy which is doable but dependant of the weight...
11-19-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,638
Posted By Fentuz

If 2019 has the equipment as current, it s a 2x...

If 2019 has the equipment as current, it s a 2x with a derailleur rd rx810 which is maxed with a 34 cassette already on.

so you could try a 11-36 that would help a little (not much) or swap the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,113
Posted By Fentuz

As some others mentioned, if you're handy get a...

As some others mentioned, if you're handy get a 2nd hand inexpensive folber and upgrade/modify it to your own specifications. I did that:...
10-12-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By Fentuz

yes, only thing I could add is use your "core"...

yes, only thing I could add is use your "core" and legs to control the skid/drift. You might want to find a flat smooth gravel path to train; go fast and drop the rear brake to manufacture a skid and...
10-06-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By Fentuz

I rode at 9.00PM the other day and ended up...

I rode at 9.00PM the other day and ended up racing 4 deers (3males and 1 female). They ran @ 28kph :) through a path and field (cotswold bridleway)... since then, I went back a few time at the same...
09-14-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By Fentuz

yes, excess wax after shakedown ride (I dipped...

yes, excess wax after shakedown ride (I dipped the chain in warm squirt lub)... cleaned ans relubbed.
08-31-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,445
Posted By Fentuz

Have a look at Kona Sutra and Cinelli Hotbootleg...

Have a look at Kona Sutra and Cinelli Hotbootleg GEO. They are set for packing packing
they run 11-42 x 36 or deore twin chainring.

I run mine on 11-42x36(eagle range) and get 24gi in 45-622 and...
08-25-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By Fentuz

[/size][/h3] Same as before, I d put the...

[/size][/h3]
Same as before, I d put the Terreno on the rear and the Mezcal on the front. I looked at doing for my 700c rims but I couldn't get the sizes.
08-24-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,312
Posted By Fentuz

a bite off subject but in order to avoid this on...

a bite off subject but in order to avoid this on rainy day (common thing in the UK), I fitted some trimmed BMX brake lever sleeves (silicone)....
08-24-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By Fentuz

Continental Race king at the back in 50-622 and...

Continental Race king at the back in 50-622 and Continental Cross king at the front in 50-622 or if you require more off road front grip 55-622

This is a classic XC setup for fast rolling and good...
08-18-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,649
Posted By Fentuz

Last summer, i run 35c kojak slick on gravel and...

Last summer, i run 35c kojak slick on gravel and occasional pebbles - admittedly it was on 20” (35-406) and it was fin at 45psi. I even rode on new year day on muddy single track without issue.
so...
08-17-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,916
Posted By Fentuz

Having young kids, my back, my knees and...

Having young kids, my back, my knees and generally most of my body is/are in poor state. Having kids is a young man sport... :P

Several month ago, as I was going down a rocky muddy path (old...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,965
Posted By Fentuz

they are gravel bikes not mountainbike. I ride...

they are gravel bikes not mountainbike. I ride mine of the road @24 to27kph average on a 40k with mountain bike XC tyres. I know that if I was to fit slicks, i would zoom much faster and without...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,965
Posted By Fentuz

In that case, look at Poseidon gravel bikes and...

In that case, look at Poseidon gravel bikes and fit some slicks. I believe there are some just under 10kg with many bag packing mounts etc.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,965
Posted By Fentuz

1st thing I'd ask is what tyres do you run? My...

1st thing I'd ask is what tyres do you run? My helios with kojak 35-406 is faster that my gravel bike on XC tyres (gravel would be faster on slicks due to gearing a 1kg lighter).
I initially rebuilt...
07-28-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,972
Posted By Fentuz

no, you are correct, I have Sram with the double...

no, you are correct, I have Sram with the double system and fluid degasing procedure…
https://youtu.be/8K4ADjuxEqc

like i said not as simple as filling up the tank and pushing fluid through and...
07-27-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,972
Posted By Fentuz

not sure about that, hydraulic is not easy to...

not sure about that, hydraulic is not easy to bleed. Definitely harder than bleeding car or race car brakes. All that syringes malarkey with specific sram fittings… i don’t like it despite not...
07-27-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,972
Posted By Fentuz

I have both: Hydraulic Disc on the "big" gravel...

I have both: Hydraulic Disc on the "big" gravel bike and mini V brakes on the folding gravel bike. the rim brake does not offer good braking performance and frankly, when you go down a twisty steep...
07-06-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By Fentuz

The thing to ask is what terrain are you going to...

The thing to ask is what terrain are you going to ride? if it s hardpack with small loose gravel/rocks, any large-ish tyre (above 40C) will do. if you're looking for woodland, fireroad, you would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,072
Posted By Fentuz

Funnily enough, yes, I have medical grade bars of...

Funnily enough, yes, I have medical grade bars of Nylon 66 and Radel but, these aluminium parts are made of very soft aluminum; I doubt it is 6061 and definitely not 7075.
I went on a mountain bike...
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