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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By wesgreen

As long as you have a steel fork. Thanks for that...

As long as you have a steel fork. Thanks for that idea! But I don't see why it couldn't work with an inward fold too.
P.S.: You're right. The cables get in the way. And anyway, being able to adjust...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By wesgreen

There is a lot of adjusting you can do. I now...

There is a lot of adjusting you can do. I now have the magnet in a different spot on the frame from where it came installed from the factory. It's a good idea to spend a bit of time to find the ideal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2,705
Views: 867,629
Posted By wesgreen

If you ever get to watch the movie "Spinal Tap",...

If you ever get to watch the movie "Spinal Tap", you'll understand!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,230
Posted By wesgreen

I'm not a Tern expert, but that seat post looks...

I'm not a Tern expert, but that seat post looks long enough, once you pull it out. Search for Tern and "broken frame".
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks for the cool bike, Dr. Hon.

Thanks for the cool bike, Dr. Hon.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,860
Posted By wesgreen

I'm only 189 cm, but this Dahon frame is quite...

I'm only 189 cm, but this Dahon frame is quite roomy and comfortable for someone my size, imo.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,501
Posted By wesgreen

That's great to hear. Thanks for the update....

That's great to hear. Thanks for the update. Happy riding!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,501
Posted By wesgreen

I wonder how that worked out for you?

I wonder how that worked out for you?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 364,845
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 364,845
Posted By wesgreen

How well do those mudguards work in the rain, or...

How well do those mudguards work in the rain, or on wet roads? Where did you get them? TIA
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By wesgreen

Since I started using a Marathon in front and a...

Since I started using a Marathon in front and a Big Apple in the rear I've had no flats, for about 15 years now, I think.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By wesgreen

I don't think you could have easily switched to a...

I don't think you could have easily switched to a hub in a Speed 7 frame. And 7 gears are plenty if they're spaced right. I'm a big hub fan myself, and would recommend getting one with your next bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,070
Posted By wesgreen

After Tern's long history of frame breaks, and...

After Tern's long history of frame breaks, and the way they dealt with it, I'll never buy a bike from them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By wesgreen

For anything more than a few miles, I would think...

For anything more than a few miles, I would think so too. I still like your style!
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By wesgreen

Looks great! Please let us know if you're able to...

Looks great! Please let us know if you're able to fit the dolly with the bike into the suitcase.
I've experimented with carrying the suitcase on my back with attached luggage straps, like a backpack.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,164
Posted By wesgreen

Best wishes for your future endeavors, Yan. I've...

Best wishes for your future endeavors, Yan. I've appreciated your contributions from a builder's perspective to this forum.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,290
Posted By wesgreen

Good looking bike!

Good looking bike!
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By wesgreen

My experiences with Dahon warranties have not...

My experiences with Dahon warranties have not been great, but I have to admit I once received a latch assembly under warranty, and it fit the frame design perfectly.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,409
Posted By wesgreen

Good point. You could strap a milkcrate onto this...

Good point. You could strap a milkcrate onto this rack much easier than onto the Dahon rack, or most other racks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,501
Posted By wesgreen

Great Job! Brings back memories of J.Gaerlan's...

Great Job! Brings back memories of J.Gaerlan's website.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,409
Posted By wesgreen

It's called Pletscher 4B Athlete System 20 inch. ...

It's called Pletscher 4B Athlete System 20 inch.
I got mine 5-6 years ago from Thor. I bet you'll find it. It's light weight, super strong, and very adjustable. I often carry a heavy guitar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 27,077
Posted By wesgreen

Someone needs to bring back the SRAM I - motion 3...

Someone needs to bring back the SRAM I - motion 3 and the old Sachs 5 - speed hubs. They've not yet been improved on, afaik. I'm hoping there will be increased demand now.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,409
Posted By wesgreen

Pletscher makes a fantastic rack for 20" bikes....

Pletscher makes a fantastic rack for 20" bikes. Worth every penny, imo.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 27,077
Posted By wesgreen

My next bike will have 20' wheels and an IGH,...

My next bike will have 20' wheels and an IGH, that much is certain. Thanks for considering that option.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,403
Posted By wesgreen

I do. Since I started using a Marathon Plus in...

I do. Since I started using a Marathon Plus
in the front and a Big Apple in the back ca. 15 years ago, I haven't had a flat on the NYC pothole grid. One Big Apple showed a crack when I first mounted...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,860
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks! Great deal. Dahon's warranties are not...

Thanks! Great deal. Dahon's warranties are not worth much in my experience, but that frame design is a classic for good reason.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,783
Posted By wesgreen

I can't believe they're still sending those out...

I can't believe they're still sending those out with those Mickey Mouse 46 T integrated cranks. Anyway, you're getting a great frame, and can upgrade crank and bottom bracket later, if desired....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By wesgreen

Just for insurance, I would try giving Dahon...

Just for insurance, I would try giving Dahon customer service a call. Sometimes they used to have certain parts. Have the frame # ready, if you can't find the model year.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,015
Posted By wesgreen

Dahon Vitesse rolls great when folded. Since it's...

Dahon Vitesse rolls great when folded. Since it's almost the same frame design, I assume Speed does as well. You have to know how to position the magnet and set your steering column.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By wesgreen

Many happy returns, Dr. Hon! Your genius made...

Many happy returns, Dr. Hon!
Your genius made my life better. Thank you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,067
Posted By wesgreen

Sweeks, that is a beautiful explanation and...

Sweeks, that is a beautiful explanation and description.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,176
Posted By wesgreen

Maybe cutting and drilling into an old frisbee...

Maybe cutting and drilling into an old frisbee would work, if it's flat enough.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,844
Posted By wesgreen

Bravo Alex, Thank you for trying something new....

Bravo Alex,
Thank you for trying something new. I personally prefer folding pedals. Best of luck, and please keep working on bike design!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,405
Posted By wesgreen

Apparently they still think that focusing on...

Apparently they still think that focusing on marketing and media manipulation is more important/profitable than learning how welding works. But I liked the "old men" accusation. Thanks for the laugh!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,705
Views: 867,629
Posted By wesgreen

Sounds like a good match to me. Congratulations!

Sounds like a good match to me.
Congratulations!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,067
Posted By wesgreen

I would recommend you stop riding it, and take it...

I would recommend you stop riding it, and take it to a shop that sells Dahon bikes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 82,870
Posted By wesgreen

Well, the problem is they're great at the selling...

Well, the problem is they're great at the selling and PR part, but don't care much about the health of their customers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 82,870
Posted By wesgreen

Thank you for posting; I'm glad you're ok,...

Thank you for posting; I'm glad you're ok, relatively! Unfortunately, Tern has proved again and again that skilled marketing and advertising can overcome these never ending reports. It will probably...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,705
Views: 867,629
Posted By wesgreen

Well, they've got Yan, apparently! Not too shabby.

Well, they've got Yan, apparently! Not too shabby.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 108,959
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks for posting. I'm glad you're ok!

Thanks for posting. I'm glad you're ok!
12-29-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By wesgreen

I had asked the SRAM cs rep if over - tightening...

I had asked the SRAM cs rep if over - tightening the axle nuts could cause this, and he said he didn't know. But a few weeks ago I loosened them a little, and that seems to have solved the problem.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 25,856
Posted By wesgreen

The hinges are the reason why it can take a...

The hinges are the reason why it can take a little more mechanical aptitude to keep a Folder running than a regular bike. Keep a close watch on them for wear and movement. They should be set...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 25,856
Posted By wesgreen

I think that's a great frame design, a classic....

I think that's a great frame design, a classic. Two hands? You want that hinge just tight enough to minimize movement wear, but you could also destroy it by overtightening it, esp. with an aluminum...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 25,856
Posted By wesgreen

How do you like it so far? It looks somewhat like...

How do you like it so far? It looks somewhat like a Dahon Vitesse copy, but with a real, not "integrated", crank and chainring, and a derailleur instead of the Vitesse standard igh.
If it's built...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,378
Posted By wesgreen

linberl, I think your suggestion is a good one...

linberl, I think your suggestion is a good one for someone who doesn't need an igh, and is a little shorter than I am. The reason I haven't replaced the Dahon seat post with one of those lighter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,378
Posted By wesgreen

For me, as my go - to main mode of transport, the...

For me, as my go - to main mode of transport, the Dahon Vitesse frame seems perfect - no flex or sqeaks, comfortable for someone 6'4'', packs into an airline legal suitcase, rides like a big bike....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,014
Posted By wesgreen

Check out the Pletscher 20" rack. The best rack...

Check out the Pletscher 20" rack. The best rack I've seen. I've carried 45 pds. on it. Rock solid and super strong. It just takes a while to install, because it's very adjustable.
11-15-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By wesgreen

Beautiful video, and hub explosion pics. Thanks,...

Beautiful video, and hub explosion pics. Thanks, tomtomtom123 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/tomtomtom123-454251.html). I'll be taking a look over the holidays, and favoring the front brake...
11-13-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks for your responses, alcjphil and...

Thanks for your responses, alcjphil and AndrewRStewart. Although Sram claims the hub is permanently lubed and maintenance - free, they did publish disassembly and lubing instructions. Maybe I should...
11-13-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By wesgreen

Coaster brake becoming unpredictable

Hi,
I have a SRAM i-Motion 3 Speed coaster brake hub, supposedly maintenance - free, bought with a Dahon Vitesse folding bike in 2013. It still shifts perfectly, after 6 1/2 years and less than 4000...
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