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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,789
Posted By Diode100

+1 Its only a mile, and downhill on the way home....

+1 Its only a mile, and downhill on the way home.

If you go by bike you wont be able to take it into the class room, you’ll have to find somewhere safe to lock it up, and folders are always...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-17, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,778
Posted By Diode100

Looks like a lot of chain slack in that second...

Looks like a lot of chain slack in that second photo, doesn't bode well for Birdy like chain problems when folding.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-17, 02:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,195
Posted By Diode100

I looked at the Rhino before I bought the...

I looked at the Rhino before I bought the Jetstream, it's a really nice bike but seriously expensive then, and more so now. Check out the folding mechanism first, as folding / unfolding is not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-17, 01:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,475
Posted By Diode100

I've got a Jetstream in the boot of a BMW 3...

I've got a Jetstream in the boot of a BMW 3 series compact with no problem, and a presto light went in the back of a 230 SLK ok, as long as you didn't want to put the roof down, I doubt there is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,689
Posted By Diode100

There was an initial pre-production run of 400...

There was an initial pre-production run of 400 bikes in 1982, these bikes had the hump on the top tube I believe. There was one on eBay a few years back but it got pulled after only a few days....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,666
Posted By Diode100

Was yours the only garage broken into ? If...

Was yours the only garage broken into ?

If not then someone has seen you on the bikes and targeted you, not very nice.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-17, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,644
Posted By Diode100

Watch out if you are converting to IHG without a...

Watch out if you are converting to IHG without a horizontal drop out, you will almost certainly need a chain tensioner of some sort.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-17, 06:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,711
Posted By Diode100

How far away is the bicycle repair shop ? ...

How far away is the bicycle repair shop ?

What is the bus fare, consider you might have to make two, three or four journeys ?

I doubt the shop will charge you extra to remove and replace the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,053
Posted By Diode100

This Oyama mentioned on another thread might do,...

This Oyama mentioned on another thread might do, 7 speed Nexus IHG and belt drive, just not sure these bikes are still available in Europe.

Foldaway Solutions...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,148
Posted By Diode100

The difference between an indoor public place and...

The difference between an indoor public place and an outdoor one is that with an indoor one the thief probably gets to work on you bicycle lock(s) without being observed or disturbed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By Diode100

If you find anything it will be the most common...

If you find anything it will be the most common sizes, 26", 20" perhaps, not 16".
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By Diode100

You are very unlikely to find suitable tyres in a...

You are very unlikely to find suitable tyres in a hardware store, but any modern bike shop should be able to help you out, and of course you can order online. It's a good idea to always have a spare...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 04:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,053
Posted By Diode100

Folk on here are overthink the problem as usual,...

Folk on here are overthink the problem as usual, just buy a cheap folder you like the look of and when it gets rusty, as it will, use it as an anchor and buy another one.

Somewhere I have some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By Diode100

The tyres that are fitted to Brompton at new are...

The tyres that are fitted to Brompton at new are quite high pressure I think, maybe you need to consider that as well as the size when looking for replacements.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,053
Posted By Diode100

Up to 50 miles a day is doable on 16" wheels, so...

Up to 50 miles a day is doable on 16" wheels, so I would discount that option straight off.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,192
Posted By Diode100

Why don't you post some photos of your own/actual...

Why don't you post some photos of your own/actual bike and it's problems rather than dredging up old internet copy ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-17, 04:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,774
Posted By Diode100

I doubt the OP actually has a Brompton, I think...

I doubt the OP actually has a Brompton, I think he / she is a troll.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,774
Posted By Diode100

Are there not health and environmental issues in...

Are there not health and environmental issues in the use of zinc for the galvanisation process ?

Plus it seems to me to be overkill for a bicycle, why not make the steel just that bit thicker to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,774
Posted By Diode100

Yes, when I was in Taipei recently, something of...

Yes, when I was in Taipei recently, something of a folding bike Mecca you would think, in seven days I saw about five bicycles, mostly old mountain bikes, and about fifty thousand scooters; these...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-17, 07:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,774
Posted By Diode100

Ok, that's one, but then you seem to keep your...

Ok, that's one, but then you seem to keep your bike in a black plastic bag topped up with rubbish, maybe that's part of the problem there.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-17, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By Diode100

Why do urban cyclists assume it's ok to lock...

Why do urban cyclists assume it's ok to lock their bike up to what ever Street furniture is available ? In London it's not uncommon to find pavements partially blocked by bikes chained to lampposts...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-17, 05:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,620
Posted By Diode100

I'm wondering if the OP isn't now thinking that...

I'm wondering if the OP isn't now thinking that the Dahon Mariner might have been the better choice for a biking newbie.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-17, 04:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,774
Posted By Diode100

As long as I've been a member here people have...

As long as I've been a member here people have been telling Brompton what they need to do to avert imminent commercial collapse of their company, all that seems to happen is that they go from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-17, 02:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,148
Posted By Diode100

Ain't that the truth.

Ain't that the truth.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-17, 02:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,970
Posted By Diode100

Have you had a test ride on any of your...

Have you had a test ride on any of your shortlist, if not I would urge you to do so. For the use you want to put a bike to I don't see that you have to spend $1000 + to get a satisfactory outcome....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-17, 07:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,148
Posted By Diode100

Quite right, unless of course it's you banging on...

Quite right, unless of course it's you banging on about the guy who runs Helix.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,490
Posted By Diode100

That's an axiom that is generally applied to the...

That's an axiom that is generally applied to the bottom end of the market where it usually holds true, not sure you can safely apply it to the top end though.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,490
Posted By Diode100

I just don't see that within reasonable limits...

I just don't see that within reasonable limits the weight of a bike is a factor in the time taken for a city commute journey, road & traffic conditions, personal fitness, and survival instinct have a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,490
Posted By Diode100

Are you joking ?

Are you joking ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-17, 07:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,490
Posted By Diode100

In the Humingbird photo gallery it isn't...

In the Humingbird photo gallery it isn't immediately obvious in the 2nd & 3rd folded photos that they have removed the front wheel, so in the normal folded state the two wheels overlap somewhat to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-17, 12:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,490
Posted By Diode100

Maybe just fly out to Oregon, pick up a nice new...

Maybe just fly out to Oregon, pick up a nice new PakiT, have a nice holiday, and then fly home with the bike, more than likely save all round.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-17, 10:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,490
Posted By Diode100

Neat little video hidden in the Hummingbird site...

Neat little video hidden in the Hummingbird site :-

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GwpxhakBbrQ&ebc=ANyPxKqw-D-w_HK-EQE9UFVF_Py4yjQBnpoAQPzE7OXYzkOTosIJktpZacTJoAYL__hvWheFhmR5
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,148
Posted By Diode100

A genuine on the road ready to go weight of under...

A genuine on the road ready to go weight of under 25lb is, I think, quite an ask for a medium price folder. A lot of manufacturers somehow or other weigh bikes without saddle, or pedals, etc.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-17, 01:07 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,148
Posted By Diode100

Your lady friend lives on the third floor of a...

Your lady friend lives on the third floor of a building with no lift and you want to buy her a folding bike that she is going to have to find a home for inside the apartment between humping it up and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By Diode100

Are you sure he will think a 20" folder is cool ?...

Are you sure he will think a 20" folder is cool ?

young folk can be very conservative in their tastes in as much as they go with their peers, so a "clown" bike may not be the thing this year.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-17, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By Diode100

Hey even 12 years later it would still be great...

Hey even 12 years later it would still be great to get a photo or two and a few words, if you have the time.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-17, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By Diode100

How old / tall is your son & how keen a rider is...

How old / tall is your son & how keen a rider is he ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-17, 03:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,017
Posted By Diode100

Nope, fails on both size and weight, and that's...

Nope, fails on both size and weight, and that's without pedals or case/covering.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,017
Posted By Diode100

No way are you going to get a 20" wheeled bike...

No way are you going to get a 20" wheeled bike down to an airline carry on size.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-17, 02:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,017
Posted By Diode100

For a state of the art upgrade you will have to...

For a state of the art upgrade you will have to replace virtually everything bar the frame, so my view would be why do that to a very nice, original condition, useable bike ? They are not a rarity...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,866
Posted By Diode100

Here's an eBay ad for a four speed Airframe, nice...

Here's an eBay ad for a four speed Airframe, nice photo, love the reverse brake levers.

Airframe Folding Bike Rare British Built Vintage Commute City Travel Bike | eBay...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-17, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By Diode100

It looks like the one where you can adjust the...

It looks like the one where you can adjust the length of the top member to suit your arm length / reach, can't think of the name though, but they do appear on eBay from time to time.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-17, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 914
Posted By Diode100

I would imagine the single speed has a horizontal...

I would imagine the single speed has a horizontal drop out and the six speed a vertical one.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-17, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By Diode100

Hard working bike, tyres are blown up, braking...

Hard working bike, tyres are blown up, braking surfaces are clean, all ready to go, just needs a stiff wire brushing. You might even get a few pounds back if you sold on the road bike parts in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,866
Posted By Diode100

.....the benefits of the "controlled flexing" of...

.....the benefits of the "controlled flexing" of the twin tube arrangement.........

That might be a hard sell to anyone who has ridden a Bickerton or Airframe model.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-17, 07:20 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 37,813
Posted By Diode100

The hump in the main member is going to make for...

The hump in the main member is going to make for quite a high step over, may not suit everyone's physical comfort.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-17, 03:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By Diode100

If your ultimate goal is an electric bike with an...

If your ultimate goal is an electric bike with an upright riding position, why not just buy one now ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,013
Posted By Diode100

If you are determined to keep this bike your...

If you are determined to keep this bike your priority has to be getting the frame repaired, get that costed out and done to a satisfactory standard before you start spending significant amounts of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,273
Posted By Diode100

I had a strida and I don't remember the wheels...

I had a strida and I don't remember the wheels being that close, of course the photo may be misleading.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-17, 06:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,866
Posted By Diode100

I've had a go on a big fish, it's a sweet riding...

I've had a go on a big fish, it's a sweet riding bike, great for the boulevardier, but a fairly pointless folder.
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