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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,842
Posted By darukhan

Hmmm.... interesting. I see a lot of potential...

Hmmm.... interesting. I see a lot of potential with a bike like this one (specifically the Speedster model).

I wonder if a 20" 451 wheel would fit in the front forks versus the 20" 406 wheels it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 25,365
Posted By darukhan

Hey Bruce, Could you please expand on your...

Hey Bruce,

Could you please expand on your comment "...the coaster brake locked up too easily, did not modulate well..."?

Do you mean that the coaster brake would literally lock up (as if the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 459,743
Posted By darukhan

I'm toying with the idea of reducing the number...

I'm toying with the idea of reducing the number of speeds my Birdy has as a winter project. My Birdy currently has a Sram Dual Drive 3 x 8 hub (with a Sram 11-32) cassette. When paired with the 58...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-15, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 459,743
Posted By darukhan

Yes, it does exist. I'm running a Sram X9 medium...

Yes, it does exist. I'm running a Sram X9 medium cage derailleur on my Yellow Birdy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-15, 12:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,563
Posted By darukhan

I second these suggestions!

I second these suggestions!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-15, 12:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,563
Posted By darukhan

Hey Paul, Take a closer look at those...

Hey Paul,

Take a closer look at those pictures you posted again. There IS a way to scroll on the website. Look at the CENTER BOTTOM and CENTER TOP of the screens... you'll see an up arrow (at top)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 88,979
Posted By darukhan

The QR is not the only thing that is holding this...

The QR is not the only thing that is holding this adjustable stem. Notice that this is a "quill" style stem, so there is a wedge bolt that is used. Check out this picture below which should explain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

This really is awesome! Do you know if it's a...

This really is awesome! Do you know if it's a one-off build or is the builder considering producing more of these?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

WOW! That's a brilliant stem concept AND...

WOW! That's a brilliant stem concept AND execution!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By darukhan

Very good point about the gear range and direct...

Very good point about the gear range and direct drive placement.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By darukhan

This is an interesting thread to me, because I've...

This is an interesting thread to me, because I've been considering removing my dual drive hub to replace it with an S3X hub on my Birdy bike.

Over the past year, I've found that I'm mostly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

Wow! That's a really cool front suspension...

Wow! That's a really cool front suspension setup.... reminds me of that BMW touring motorcycle front suspension from the 1990's!

Is this bike a custom build? Got any more info about it?
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

If I recall correctly, I believe he put his focus...

If I recall correctly, I believe he put his focus into his bike trailer business.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By darukhan

:eek: $TEN DOLLARS?!?! Great find!!

:eek: $TEN DOLLARS?!?! Great find!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By darukhan

Great ideas! My wife would likely join in for...

Great ideas! My wife would likely join in for those kinds of get-togethers; however, she won't be on a folding bike, she would be riding her beach cruiser.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By darukhan

Cyclosaurus, it's already been mentioned by Hank,...

Cyclosaurus, it's already been mentioned by Hank, but you should check out the Thor USA website (http://www.thorusa.com/) in the future if you need anything for your new D7.
Thor is also an active...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

It's not often one finds a pic of a modded tandem...

It's not often one finds a pic of a modded tandem mini!

Bike Friday Twin Air!

(When using the drop bars in back, the back rider doesn't really have the greatest forward view! ha!) :p
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

You must be referring to this layback detail on...

You must be referring to this layback detail on the ControlTech seatpost (pictured below and in my previous post)?

I do agree, it does seem unnecessary; however, if you imagine the post was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

Bike Friday Silk with an Alfine 11 speed hub,...

Bike Friday Silk with an Alfine 11 speed hub, Gates Carbon CenterTrack Belt Drive, FSA carbon crank arms, ControlTech Ti bars, stem, seatpost and carbon clamp.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By darukhan

Speed D7... nice ride! What color is it? (So I...

Speed D7... nice ride! What color is it? (So I know what to look out for in my bike travels around the city.)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By darukhan

Sounds good to me. However, for Bike the Drive, I...

Sounds good to me. However, for Bike the Drive, I might consider riding one of my vintage chopper bikes or cruisers. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By darukhan

Count me in! If we can't get our schedules...

Count me in! If we can't get our schedules together, there's always the monthly option of Chicago Critical Mass. These rides are the last Friday of every month and they start at Daley Plaza.

I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

Hot damn! ^^^^ Those frames are really works of...

Hot damn! ^^^^ Those frames are really works of art! I love that smoothed brazing.

Are those 451 or 406 wheels?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,420
Posted By darukhan

I guess I'll be the exception in this thread....

I guess I'll be the exception in this thread. When I bought my Birdy, it had a rack on it, but I removed it because I never use it and I prefer a backpack or messenger bag.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

Nice looking bikes! Apparently, the London model...

Nice looking bikes! Apparently, the London model is separable too! I wish I could find more details on the full specs of these bikes, like weight and other info. Do you know if these are prototypes,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

Hopefully that will make it easier to purchase...

Hopefully that will make it easier to purchase one and have it shipped to the US! I'm currently obsessed with the Tyrell FX and FSX models!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-14, 12:10 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 129,641
Posted By darukhan

Bad luck Jur. Sorry to hear that. Is it worth it...

Bad luck Jur. Sorry to hear that. Is it worth it (or even possible) to re-weld the frame?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 129,641
Posted By darukhan

:roflmao::roflmao2: In my years posting on...

:roflmao::roflmao2:

In my years posting on this forum, even with as much as I have learned about the mechanics, politics, culture, lifestyle aspects and health benefits of cycling; I believe that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-14, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

I love it too... and as much as I'm infatuated...

I love it too... and as much as I'm infatuated with Aerospoke wheels, there's a number of lighter-weight wheel combinations available these days with traditional rims/spokes.

If I had the spare...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-14, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,754
Posted By darukhan

To answer your question, yes, a Birdy uses...

To answer your question, yes, a Birdy uses standard components.

For example, here's a beautiful Titanium Birdy with a Campagnolo Record 20 speed group, Chris King parts and barcon shifter (on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-14, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By darukhan

Yikes... that's a sketchy bike lane in the video...

Yikes... that's a sketchy bike lane in the video in the original post!

Chicago used to have lanes that were dangerous like that in some areas, but the new mayor has improved biking so much in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-14, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,094
Posted By darukhan

:eek: Why can't I find deals like this!? It's...

:eek: Why can't I find deals like this!? It's definitely worth the 1 hour drive at that price!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-14, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

Whoa! Birdy with Sram Red X0 group and a Rotor...

Whoa! Birdy with Sram Red X0 group and a Rotor chainring!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/6b56139007de2b135a7b2d66c7ea5734/tumblr_mrdt82RnLL1suvmcoo1_500.gif
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-14, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

Bike Friday Air Friday on Aerospokes... ...

Bike Friday Air Friday on Aerospokes...

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx247/epacter/EBAY/BIKE%20FRIDAY%20AIR%20GLIDE/OTHERS/Air_Friday_Aerospoke.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

Sweet Pacific If-Reach with FSA and Color+...

Sweet Pacific If-Reach with FSA and Color+ components!

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/q71/s720x720/1454890_10151807253876746_1146644231_n.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-14, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s...

https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/599609_392376670825217_1322570572_n.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-14, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7338/dsc44352.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7338/dsc44352.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,593
Posted By darukhan

:lol: Well played Smallwheeler.... well played...

:lol: Well played Smallwheeler.... well played sir.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,593
Posted By darukhan

:eek: Whoa! Nice!!! Great to see that a forum...

:eek: Whoa! Nice!!! Great to see that a forum member picked up that specific bike. Thor did a really great job on that bike.

Now then... you know what would be the PERFECT thing to do to that bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,593
Posted By darukhan

Thank you for the post to point out this stuff...

Thank you for the post to point out this stuff out! :beer:
Forum: Framebuilders
12-19-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,312
Posted By darukhan

Frame repair? (Filling / drilling a hole in 7005 series butted aluminum)

Dear fabrication gurus....

I need to fill a hole in 7005 series butted aluminum. Once the hole is filled, I'd like to thread tap the spot that was filled. I've already tried using JB-Weld and it...
12-19-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By darukhan

Frame repair? (Filling / drilling a hole in 7005 series butted aluminum)

MODERATORS.... PLEASE DELETE THIS

I re-posted this thread in the Framebuilders forum>...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,045
Posted By darukhan

Well done Standalone... that's a really nice...

Well done Standalone... that's a really nice conversion! :beer:
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,593
Posted By darukhan

Do you know if the Dahon Helios has similar...

Do you know if the Dahon Helios has similar dimensions to the Dahon Curve?

If so, Thor did some comparison pics of a Brompton next to a Dahon Curve..... see below....

Pics from ThorUSA page...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

I found a better pic of that bike.... ...

I found a better pic of that bike....

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3597/3324074734_a8ddfb1e18_o.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

Ah! Thank you for solving the frame mystery!

Ah! Thank you for solving the frame mystery!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

Those are painted Aerospoke wheels. The frame...

Those are painted Aerospoke wheels. The frame appears to be a modified Moulton maybe? I only found that pic when browsing various bike blogs, and unfortunately, I don't recall which blog.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By darukhan

:thumb: heh... sorry, wasn't trying to ruffle any...

:thumb: heh... sorry, wasn't trying to ruffle any feathers or say that they were "bad" in any way by saying "el-CHEAP-o". Let me rephrase that with the following words that readers can substitute:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By darukhan

HIGHLY doubtful in my opinion, but the seller can...

HIGHLY doubtful in my opinion, but the seller can correct me if I'm wrong on that.

Quando hubs are.... how do you say it? .....el CHEAP-o!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 736,892
Posted By darukhan

Same here! :p However, I think the rider...

Same here! :p

However, I think the rider (pilot?) of that rig has a goal of being hardcore tucked and aero.... that thing appears to be a straight line speed machine... check out the MASSIVE...
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