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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Winfried

Using Marathon Plus tires, the few "punctures" I...

Using Marathon Plus tires, the few "punctures" I had were actually old patches that were no longer airproof → Get good quality patches.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By Winfried

€850...

€850 (https://www.decathlon.fr/p/velo-pliant-ultra-compact-fold-light-1-seconde-vert/_/R-p-306555)

Watch your pants.
...
09-21-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Winfried

The cranks get stuck when the user rides uphill....

The cranks get stuck when the user rides uphill. Turning the motor off and on doesn't solve the problem. Enviolo says the N330 isn't a good choice for use "with a powerful motor" (it's just a 250W...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Winfried

You should have the ERD from the rim...

You should have the ERD from the rim manufacturer.

Then, look up the hub here, and it'll tell you what spoke length to use depending on the lacing:

https://kstoerz.com/freespoke/hubs

I can...
02-16-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By Winfried

With a mid-drive, an eccentric bottom bracket...

With a mid-drive, an eccentric bottom bracket (https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-brackets/ebb.html) won't do.

A bolt on each side is a simpler alternative to a "chain" tensioner...
01-15-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Winfried

Thanks for the infos. ...

Thanks for the infos.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/823x649/9f3b3679_8434_4939_92e2_ef31eb41d79e_99b452d23e77d1a5a89bbdfc0c36c237ca5bf708.png...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,949
Posted By Winfried

I didn't keep the URL. Appparently, the...

I didn't keep the URL.

Appparently, the legal procedure is still ongoing.

The Curl doesn't cut it:

No carrier block in the front (backpack, yuck)
Not much cheaper than a Brompton;...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,949
Posted By Winfried

The question was rather: "Why aren't there legal...

The question was rather: "Why aren't there legal and cheaper Brompton-like folders in the West — where, unlike Asia, just selling a copycat will land you in court and possibly in jail?"

The answer...
11-16-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Winfried

Thanks much. That's the explanation I was looking...

Thanks much. That's the explanation I was looking for.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,758
Posted By Winfried

What's the point of two different elastomers for...

What's the point of two different elastomers for the front, if, per Pacific Cycles, its only purpose is to avoid bending the coil/spring?

--
Edit: Stopped by the only store in town selling...
09-29-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,164
Posted By Winfried

Using a flat head screw — not Allen: Its head is...

Using a flat head screw — not Allen: Its head is bigger and would sit on the cable —, it seems to do the job.

Per your suggestion, I still ordered a flexible guide to experiment.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By Winfried

I've also heard good things about the Tannus...

I've also heard good things about the Tannus Armour tyre insert

https://bikerumor.com/2019/05/13/tannus-armour-tyre-insert-runs-with-a-tube-and-offers-near-360-puncture-protection/

Check if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Winfried

"pig nose" :) ...

"pig nose" :)

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x500/litepro_dahon_brompton_adapter_6059238d22a5802cb4a2054c116c6187d5772513.png...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,973
Posted By Winfried

It couldn't be dumber, could it?

It couldn't be dumber, could it?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,920
Posted By Winfried

It seems unavailable through retailers: ...

It seems unavailable through retailers:

VELOGICAL ORDERING - B2C, B2B (http://www.velogical-engineering.com/velogical-ordering---b2c-b2b)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,596
Posted By Winfried

https://www.facebook.com/stridahk/posts/2002579599...

https://www.facebook.com/stridahk/posts/2002579599768522
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,610
Posted By Winfried

Too bad its OLD isn't 135mm and won't take a...

Too bad its OLD isn't 135mm and won't take a Shimano Nexus/Alfine gear hub.

That derailleur so close to the ground is a disaster waiting to happen.

The 2021 edition...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,153
Posted By Winfried

I know, but it's a bit of a stretch, don't you...

I know, but it's a bit of a stretch, don't you think?

Over here, I see a lot more Bromptons and other folders than Stridas, although there's a distributor right here (http://strida.fr/).

I've...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,153
Posted By Winfried

No, just a rider who likes folders. I'm no...

No, just a rider who likes folders.

I'm no engineer, but I guess a Shimano/Sturmey-Archer gear hub in the rear wheel would require a major overhaul of the frame. Considering even Brompton — that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-21, 03:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,153
Posted By Winfried

It works like coaster brakes, which I don't like...

It works like coaster brakes, which I don't like for the same reason. But to each his own :-)

Half its price new, and I could resell it a few weeks later for the same price, so it was like a free...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,153
Posted By Winfried

I bought one second-hand to test it out. It was...

I bought one second-hand to test it out. It was the one with 18" wheels.

Even with three speeds, I wouldn't recommend the Strida for trips longer than a few km/miles, and on relatively flat...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,697
Posted By Winfried

But then, does it make sense to use a drop bar on...

But then, does it make sense to use a drop bar on a folder with 20" wheels, when a flat bar (+ bar ends) à la S on a Brompton can take a frame-mounted bag in the front without affecting steering...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,428
Posted By Winfried

Too bad it can't take a frame-mounted bag. ...

Too bad it can't take a frame-mounted bag.

Shot in Seville?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/841x520/chedech_backpack_fe6baffabe0897011340c70c82971305eddd784a.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,347
Posted By Winfried

… which is another good reason to get a bike...

… which is another good reason to get a bike that's sold in a store here so it's easy to return.

For taller folks, a Brompton can be fit with a longer stem (H), and a longer seatpost and even an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,313
Posted By Winfried

Go Italian ...

Go Italian

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1018x796/italy_basket_groceries_c8ed25c9fc7a53a85c48dd9490ae0eea2d9265e8.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 27,897
Posted By Winfried

The Alfine has a 135mm OLD, so you just need to...

The Alfine has a 135mm OLD, so you just need to widen the triangle 2mm more. It's been done (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/774080-my-alfine-11-speed-brompton.html).

An Alfine 11 offers...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 27,897
Posted By Winfried

Turned out to be a lot easier than I had read on...

Turned out to be a lot easier than I had read on the Net.

It only took ~20mn to a seasoned frame maker to cold set the frame with a metal bar as lever, and could probably do it faster with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,313
Posted By Winfried

Bromptons are overpriced, especially when you...

Bromptons are overpriced, especially when you look at the quality of its parts. People only put up with it because there's currently no good alternative.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By Winfried

It's a derailleur, not a gear hub, but otherwise,...

It's a derailleur, not a gear hub, but otherwise, the Speed is a well known model. You can probably get one second hand for less, and upgrade later if do you stick to riding a bike.

There's also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By Winfried

30/700 = 42/1000 = 4,2% You don't need to be...

30/700 = 42/1000 = 4,2%

You don't need to be particularly fit, especially if you make sure the bike has low gears (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html) (eg. 2m/25"). At worst, during the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Winfried

I guess he did exactly what you asked for: Cut...

I guess he did exactly what you asked for: Cut part of the stem, and stick a new stem to get a touring handlebar.

More infos in the comments.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,599
Posted By Winfried

New pics ...

New pics

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/677x472/image_a181a8c934c0d9c307d47e15d97576d4f961cf33.png...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,614
Posted By Winfried

As a reference, using the B clamp and this front...

As a reference, using the B clamp and this front derailleur, both from Litepro, the fork rests (ie. meant to hover above the smallest chainring) at about 35mm from the inside of the clamp:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,732
Posted By Winfried

At 6+ feet, did you get the extended seat pillar...

At 6+ feet, did you get the extended seat pillar (https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/seat-posts/brompton-extended-seat-pillar/), the telescopic seatpost extender...
02-20-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By Winfried

How does the differential work? Is the magic all...

How does the differential work? Is the magic all into that part?

Is a rear drive trike (delta) harder to move than a front drive (tadpole)?
...
02-17-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,738
Posted By Winfried

All else being equal, rims on smaller wheels...

All else being equal, rims on smaller wheels obviously wear faster. Besides, those used by Brompton are on the cheap side.

I've already laced/weaved rims myself. Worth the effort, at least for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By Winfried

What's the diff, you ask? ...

What's the diff, you ask?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/776x1538/tern_carryon_popcover_7d202d9a437a913ff6cb9b409753f2a0f19db4db.png

I would get the CarryOn, as I used...
02-15-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,738
Posted By Winfried

I read the brakes are the same, although the bike...

I read the brakes are the same, although the bike is heavier (→ braking isn't too good in the rain).



What about those?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001397867505.html

Dahon and other...
02-06-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By Winfried

You could email those two experts for advice: ...

You could email those two experts for advice:
Bruce Dance (https://forum.cyclinguk.org/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23604)
Dan Burkhart (https://www.facebook.com/dan.burkhart.14/)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,782
Posted By Winfried

Noticed a bit of play in the right-side pedal of...

Noticed a bit of play in the right-side pedal of my newly bought Promend PD-F57 removable pedals.

Just loosen the external bolt with a 6mm hex key, and tighten the nut underneath.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,599
Posted By Winfried

I agree, which I why, in addition to the...

I agree, which I why, in addition to the frame-mounted front bag, I use the rear rack to carry the rest 1) on the frame 2) as low to the ground as possible for maximum stability, like this guy did...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,185
Posted By Winfried

Yup, gone. https://www.fsirbike.nl/ ...

Yup, gone.

https://www.fsirbike.nl/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN8JXVj9i8M
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,185
Posted By Winfried

Where are they available in Belgium (and Europe,...

Where are they available in Belgium (and Europe, generally speaking)?

I'm curious about how that part will hold after years of use:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,185
Posted By Winfried

For the curious in the audience, here's how it...

For the curious in the audience, here's how it folds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2dC4Fw_YfU

Made by Typhoon (http://www.typhoonbike.com/product/) from Shenzhen, China.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By Winfried

Since you're in Spain (well, Catalonia…), you...

Since you're in Spain (well, Catalonia…), you might consider an Oribike, either C8 or M10, whose only retailer in Europe is in the Murcia area (Cartagena, of all places.)

It folds pretty much like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
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, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By Winfried

Hence a derailleur. ...

Hence a derailleur.

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/61/8d/57/618d57000e67bf0a9920ff347c342dee.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
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
01-15-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,468
Posted By Winfried

https://www.facebook.com/ysroadueno/ ...

https://www.facebook.com/ysroadueno/
https://www.facebook.com/loro.nihonbashi/



Why is that?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,796
Posted By Winfried

Just wrap the box, and say it's a wheelchair. ...

Just wrap the box, and say it's a wheelchair.

Worked for me occasionally :-p
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