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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Always good to add to the pool of information...

Always good to add to the pool of information about this bike.

Do share photos when you can post them. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By pinholecam

I do think 10", 12"are not going to be fast. (Is...

I do think 10", 12"are not going to be fast. (Is there even such wheel sizes? )
I have x2 14" bikes and a 16" one.
They never get to the speed that I will consider to use them for speedy riding vs...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By pinholecam

I have a write up on all my impressions on using...

I have a write up on all my impressions on using the Change Bike here :
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1177986-change-bike-650b.html

It handles and "works" exactly like a normal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By pinholecam

AliExpress will have lots of options or some...

AliExpress will have lots of options or some other website that has sources to the cheap China wheels.
Over here in Singapore, there are many such options.
Quality varies of course from maker to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,222
Posted By pinholecam

The Brompton has elevated itself to be beyond...

The Brompton has elevated itself to be beyond just a bike. Its a fashion statement and a badge of wealth.
Bike buyers fall into 3-4 categories.
1. The lifestyle (well heeled )
2. The performance...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By pinholecam

Hi Felix, :) I think its easier to ask on...

Hi Felix, :)

I think its easier to ask on one of the local FB folding bike groups.

Anyway, I've never heard of this brand.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 77,115
Posted By pinholecam

My thoughts on that Vert with system you linked...

My thoughts on that Vert with system you linked is not viable.
Based on my own (and others) experiences with seat post clamp rack solutions, they Will turn if loaded heavily.

The system on that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 77,115
Posted By pinholecam

How old is your son? I start ferrying my kids...

How old is your son?
I start ferrying my kids on the rear of my Raleigh with rear rack from about age 4-5. (so YMMV in terms of worry )
As for small children, (2-4) I have always used a cheap China...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,284
Posted By pinholecam

Old thread and I would think the TS has already...

Old thread and I would think the TS has already gotten his/her bike.

Anyway, to clarify on this misconception that the Dahon/Tern type frame fold bikes can't be pushed after fold.
Fact, is,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Yes, its common recommendation. The 50mm max...

Yes, its common recommendation.
The 50mm max limit is to prevent shearing off the steerer due to the forces seen in a drop or very hard braking.
The 7mm above stem is to steer clear of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

:thumb: Is your post on CGOAB this one? ...

:thumb:

Is your post on CGOAB this one?
Malaysia 2019 (Penang to Singapore), by Ted Chu (crazyguyonabike.com) (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1mr&doc_id=22531&v=7z)

I really need to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Congrats on the new bike :) Its good that you...

Congrats on the new bike :)
Its good that you shared more info on the bike setup too.
That will be good reference for anyone considering this bike in the future.

Interesting that you went for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By pinholecam

8.5kg for a BF Pocket Rocket Super Pro, no...

8.5kg for a BF Pocket Rocket Super Pro, no special lightweight parts.

A lighter build would need carbon forks and seatpost, which would not be hard to get online, but kind of defeats the purpose...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Great! Hope you get your bike soon. ...

Great!
Hope you get your bike soon.

Sorry, I don't have measurements of the cable lengths.
Might be a good idea to ask this from Flatbikes since they are the most prominent seller in the US. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Thanks for the information on the fork option. ...

Thanks for the information on the fork option.
The 44t is doing quite well so far for local as well as non-loaded overseas riding.
I do have a 38t and a 34t chainring that I will swap out when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Ah... ok... forgot another "great" bike industry...

Ah... ok... forgot another "great" bike industry innovation of the direct mount chainrings...
The moved the standard again recently to this type of mounting instead of the 4-bolt (used to be 5...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Happy CNY to you too. :) It should not be a...

Happy CNY to you too. :)

It should not be a problem with the crank.
You should be able to use it w/o issue.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

I don't have this info too.

I don't have this info too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

I can't recall what headset I used, just asked my...

I can't recall what headset I used, just asked my LBS (Bike Stop) to install a budget one for me w/o emphasizing on it.
It should not affect the number of spacers used since that is more likely a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Certainly not Flat mount as AFAIK, it only had...

Certainly not Flat mount as AFAIK, it only had adapter to Post mount.
Hence if you get Flat mount you will need to Flat > Post > IS (which is probably messy and full of bolts)

But you can do some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Correct. It was the Kinesis QR version of the...

Correct. It was the Kinesis QR version of the fork.
Do note that if you want a more upright riding position, you might want to consider a fork that has longer Axel/Crown length. There are some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

You can check out the details here. ...

You can check out the details here.
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1202140-quest-n-1-waltly-custom-titanium-breakaway-all-road-bike.html




Other readings ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

I am using American Classic Wide Lighting...

I am using American Classic Wide Lighting (non-boost) 650b.
Non-boost for sure.
The frame is QR for the rear, so I would think it makes more sense to get a QR fork as well.
IIRC, its front...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Ideally, I should be using a 15" bike, and the...

Ideally, I should be using a 15" bike, and the smallest ChangeBike 650B is 17".
So if you can, do go for the more typical stem lengths.

That said, the bike has a long top tube (modern mtb...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Edit : Let me confirm again on my bike once I...

Edit : Let me confirm again on my bike once I have a chance to get to it. (but off the top of my head... )

Best you ask the shop you will set up the bike in beforehand, or just buy online.

As...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

:thumb: I have been using 160mm and its been...

:thumb:

I have been using 160mm and its been ok for my needs.
I doubt there is any wrong with 180mm either.
Remember to get compressionless housing for the brakes if possible. (do remember to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

:lol: noted. The seller on my local...

:lol: noted.


The seller on my local website does have built up bikes for very good prices.
Folding MTB 27.5 [CHANGE BIKE DF-809B] Shimano 27speeds # changebike XC (not montague paratrooper)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

I think its a long cage (wrt SRAM Rival rear...

I think its a long cage (wrt SRAM Rival rear derailleur).
Rival has 2 rear-D iirc, the longer one is for the 10-42t cassette.

If you go for a med cage, it might not go up to the largest...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Why not just for go for a Fox32 suspension fork? ...

Why not just for go for a Fox32 suspension fork?
I've been toying with the idea of getting one, or just a much cheaper (but heavier) one from other brands.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

I've had many folding bikes over time. 18" Tyrell...

I've had many folding bikes over time. 18" Tyrell IVE, Alex Moulton TSR (406), Bike Friday Pocket Rocket super pro (451), etc.
Suspension robs climbing power and power when going really hard (eg....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Thanks. IIRC, it was 398mm. TBH, it was...

Thanks.

IIRC, it was 398mm.
TBH, it was something I did not think too much of and thought that it would not matter that much, but realized in hindsight that a longer axel-crown height could have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Might have a better chance with going toe to toe...

Might have a better chance with going toe to toe with Crosstown than 10kg. Realised that reading foldingtale, the 650b frame is already heavier than 700c by 0.2kg, then rim brakes over disk brakes,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Great that you find the info helpful, thats the...

Great that you find the info helpful, thats the purpose of a forum like this imho.


<<< Yes but I guess I have to compromise fold size as i think dropbar offers relief in headwinds. Do you reckon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

These are good questions... :) I try to answer...

These are good questions... :)
I try to answer them as best as I can.



Which size are you using for the frame? I am 1.71 in height - I reckon the 17" is the one I should go for?
>> I am...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Hi there. :) Glad that the info I put here...

Hi there. :)
Glad that the info I put here has been useful.

My build weighs about 14kg, minus the rack, suspension seatpost and leather saddle, I'd reckon it should get you to 10.5kg-11.5kg. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Update Nov2020 : Mixed Terrain Riding With...

Update Nov2020 : Mixed Terrain Riding

With the lack of travel options in this situation, I wanted to do something different from the usual road riding, so I brought the ChangeBike to the local...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,877
Posted By pinholecam

Yes, there are a range of wide 20" tires, but...

Yes, there are a range of wide 20" tires, but they come to a point where they are more of the heavy clunky type.
Its also very bike dependent, needing frame clearance, V-brakes or Disc brake bikes. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,877
Posted By pinholecam

I toured quite a bit on mix riding (road/trails)...

I toured quite a bit on mix riding (road/trails) with my 18" Tyrell IVE and done a fair bit of road touring and audax with my 20" (451) Bike Friday Pocket Rocket Super Pro.
What made me take the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,877
Posted By pinholecam

Consider the Change Bike 26" version. I have...

Consider the Change Bike 26" version.
I have the 650b version and its got no problems getting onto local trains.
Too inconsiderate to use bring it up the bus though.
This is in the Singapore...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Yes, no issues with the folded size for the MRT. ...

Yes, no issues with the folded size for the MRT.

I'm not a rider who folds up the bike when it rains, but the folding is certainly useful when I use the bike to bring my kids somewhere to cycle.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,467
Posted By pinholecam

Hi there! :) Just took the bike for a mix...

Hi there! :)

Just took the bike for a mix road+gravel ride today at Pulau Ubin.
The bike is really in its most natural state in this type of riding.
I'll probably update this thread about the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,540
Posted By pinholecam

\ Here is a review of the Ritchey Breakaway...

\

Here is a review of the Ritchey Breakaway Carbon.
https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/bikes/road-bikes/ritchey-break-away-carbon-review/

Small wheels with narrow high pressure tires will have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,540
Posted By pinholecam

I ride both and its almost every Sunday I will...

I ride both and its almost every Sunday I will ride one with road bike groups. (Sat is w/ the road bike)
The folding bike is slower at top speed with the realities of gearing, and smaller wheels...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By pinholecam

Hello! Good to see another user of the Change...

Hello!
Good to see another user of the Change Bike 650b.

I have one converted to a gravel bike and wrote quite a bit about it here....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,776
Posted By pinholecam

He does have his character, but let me put in a...

He does have his character, but let me put in a good word for him, coming for someone who is also not based in the US.

Being out of the US, the perspective (wrt folding bikes and mini velos ) can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By pinholecam

Thanks. Here is a close up photo of the...

Thanks.

Here is a close up photo of the shifter on the bar
https://live.staticflickr.com/293/32141302476_7fbb021c22_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QYdzrw)XT Trigger shifter on road bar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By pinholecam

I did mine in a non-standard way. Shimano XT...

I did mine in a non-standard way.
Shimano XT 10speed (1x10) with the trigger shifter routed into the thin 'fixie' style road bar, and Tekro brake levers....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,885
Posted By pinholecam

Interesting, so solid tires? I wonder how is...

Interesting, so solid tires?
I wonder how is the ride quality and actual fold/unfolding time/process...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,885
Posted By pinholecam

There is no running away from the size of the...

There is no running away from the size of the wheel and how small a bike will fold, not to mention other considerations like turning radius per revolution of wheel (ie. nimbleness ), shorter overall...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,882
Posted By pinholecam

I mean of the full bike, not just the frame

I mean of the full bike, not just the frame
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