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06-03-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,744
Posted By BruceMetras

Sorry, see post #25...

Sorry, see post #25 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=25) .. Sold earlier this year..
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,791
Posted By BruceMetras

Can't believe it's been 11 years ago, but yes,...

Can't believe it's been 11 years ago, but yes, it's been done before and I was really happy with the end result..

https://www.bikeforums.net/9824032-post1.html
02-24-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,744
Posted By BruceMetras

Thanks to all that have shown interest in the...

Thanks to all that have shown interest in the Airnimal Chameleon.

It is now sold and shipped off to its new home.
02-23-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,744
Posted By BruceMetras

Yes, I'm here to talk.. Thanks

Yes, I'm here to talk.. Thanks
02-23-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,744
Posted By BruceMetras

Sorry, no I didn't receive it.. EDIT: just...

Sorry, no I didn't receive it..

EDIT: just checked my spam folder.. got two from you.. I'll be in touch soon.. Thanks
02-20-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,744
Posted By BruceMetras

Send me an email using my screen name at...

Send me an email using my screen name at Yahoo.com.. Thanks
02-20-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,744
Posted By BruceMetras

Hello, thanks for the interest! we should take...

Hello, thanks for the interest! we should take this offline.. I sent you a PM with my email address to discuss further.. Thanks again
02-20-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,744
Posted By BruceMetras

I still have it available to sell. It is on...

I still have it available to sell. It is on display in my shop.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 491,674
Posted By BruceMetras

Yes, those were excellent Kevlar belted tires.. I...

Yes, those were excellent Kevlar belted tires.. I still have a new pair hanging as spares for when I had my Birdy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 491,674
Posted By BruceMetras

Schwalbe Marathon Racers, Marathons, and Big...

Schwalbe Marathon Racers, Marathons, and Big Apples are available (not sure they would fit).. There are some winter tires also available from Schwalbe in 355..
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,688
Posted By BruceMetras

Nice find!! The Dahon Speed 8 is a super folder...

Nice find!! The Dahon Speed 8 is a super folder and one of Dahon's most popular models ever. The steel frame should give you years of service. Some of the models through the years came with Schwalbe...
12-15-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,744
Posted By BruceMetras

Hello, I sent you a private message with my...

Hello, I sent you a private message with my contact information if you are interested in my bike..

Thanks,
Bruce
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,216
Posted By BruceMetras

I have the Minoura...

I have the Minoura (https://www.amazon.com/Redline-Minoura-2024-Trainer-Wheel/dp/B000MLCWNU) indoor trainer I would part with for $100. Don't know if it would work on a Brompton, but works well on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By BruceMetras

This might be interesting. 8mm pitch and a split...

This might be interesting. 8mm pitch and a split belt to fit lots of frames. I don't know them, but interesting products.

Veer Belt Drive Products (https://www.veercycle.com)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By BruceMetras

Interesting project. What are you going to use...

Interesting project. What are you going to use for a snubber and belt tensioner to compensate for folding the rear wheel under? 8mm pitch belt is going to require a snubber. I've done many...
10-31-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,744
Posted By BruceMetras

Yes, the Airnimal Chameleon is still for sale. ...

Yes, the Airnimal Chameleon is still for sale. It is the 53cm model. No suitcase.

Thanks,
Bruce
10-25-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,744
Posted By BruceMetras

Hi, yes, it is still hanging in my shop and is...

Hi, yes, it is still hanging in my shop and is for sale. I haven't really been actively trying to sell locally or through other marketing sites. I guess I'm ambivalent about selling it as I really...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,260
Posted By BruceMetras

Downtube website pic looks like a large...

Downtube website pic looks like a large chainring. A 52/25 with the the SA 8spd on 305 tires gets you 28/91gi .. seems reasonable.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-19, 02:14 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,340
Posted By BruceMetras

451's fit easily, I had them on my Xootr for a...

451's fit easily, I had them on my Xootr for a period of time.

I also still have the Airnimal listed on this site. It continues to hang in my shop in the same condition as the pictures.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,589
Posted By BruceMetras

Congrats on the Strida! I had one for a few...

Congrats on the Strida! I had one for a few years that I used to exercise my dog with. Cool little folder.

There is a forum member here (Bill Wilby) who is a Strida dealer in Canada. Wealth of...
06-27-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,744
Posted By BruceMetras

Here's my Airnimal...

Here's my Airnimal (https://www.bikeforums.net/18388102-post533.html)

Here's my Montague Paratrooper/Hummer (https://www.bikeforums.net/18388102-post533.html)

Here's my Pacific Reach Road...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,396
Posted By BruceMetras

Did you review this? At about the 19 minute...

Did you review this?

At about the 19 minute mark, folding the Trike is addressed.


You Tube Link
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,244
Posted By BruceMetras

Here's Schwalbe's Tire Shopping Page...

Here's Schwalbe's Tire Shopping Page (https://www.schwalbetires.com/product_search)

The Terry tire would probably be better for hard pack than the Panaracer or Durano due to being a wider...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,244
Posted By BruceMetras

You can also get the Durano direct from Schwalbe.

You can also get the Durano direct from Schwalbe.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,244
Posted By BruceMetras

The Terry Tellus...

The Terry Tellus (http://www.terrybicycles.com/accessories/tires-tubes-1/tellus-tire-24-x-1-1-4-32-520) seems to still be available. I've run them in the past on my Chameleon (s), especially the one...
04-27-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,744
Posted By BruceMetras

I still have the Airnimal in the same condition...

I still have the Airnimal in the same condition as shown. It's been hanging in my garage as I've been building/riding electric bikes lately.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,820
Posted By BruceMetras

Paint from the bare dropouts I'd guess.

Paint from the bare dropouts I'd guess.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 807,480
Posted By BruceMetras

If you have a carbon seatpost that is raised and...

If you have a carbon seatpost that is raised and lowered repeatedly when folding, it will quickly become gouged. Carbon seatposts can require paste to keep them from slipping. That would make the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,220
Posted By BruceMetras

Here's a Citizen Tokyo for $100 ...

Here's a Citizen Tokyo for $100 https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d/raleigh-folding-bike/6815369277.html 16" wheels, 6 speed. Spray liberally with Boeshield and ride it until it dies, then buy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 33,333
Posted By BruceMetras

You could order one from Ebay...

You could order one from Ebay...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,051
Posted By BruceMetras

Having had experience with that coaster brake and...

Having had experience with that coaster brake and knowing where you live and the kind of hills you encounter, I'd definitely leave the front brake on the bike. A front brake is more important than a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,051
Posted By BruceMetras

Or buy them both and close out 2018 with a bang!...

Or buy them both and close out 2018 with a bang! The Mu Uno is a good bike.. I've had a number of them through the years.. perfect for 2 speed conversion.. or belt drive .. or 451 conversion.. I've...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,314
Posted By BruceMetras

Jur's pic shows a stock Birdy chain retaining...

Jur's pic shows a stock Birdy chain retaining guide...as the wheel folds under, the black part of the guide straddles the chain .. the length of the derailleur determines how much chain slack the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,314
Posted By BruceMetras

Looks like the RIDEA chain HOOK for Birdy or...

Looks like the RIDEA chain HOOK for Birdy or something very similar.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,314
Posted By BruceMetras

BIRDY Chain Tensioner...

BIRDY Chain Tensioner (http://www.pacific-cycles.com/Product/Accessories/BIRDY%20Chain%20Tensioner)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,121
Posted By BruceMetras

Scorchers

Scorchers
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,621
Posted By BruceMetras

Battery is a 52v 13.5ah rectangle purchased from...

Battery is a 52v 13.5ah rectangle purchased from Luna Cycles in El Segundo CA .. the battery box is just square PVC that I got at the local Home Depot and modified it to fit the frame.. Still going...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,699
Posted By BruceMetras

Just weighed a new 26x451 Primo I have here on...

Just weighed a new 26x451 Primo I have here on the shelf .. 260 grams
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,064
Posted By BruceMetras

I have the Green, Red and Yellow Birdy...

I have the Green, Red and Yellow Birdy elastomers. PM me if interested
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By BruceMetras

If your Montague Pro has disk brakes, you could...

If your Montague Pro has disk brakes, you could build/buy a set of 24" wheels to swap into that frame.. that would be beneficial for reduced standover height as well as making it more responsive .....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,684
Posted By BruceMetras

Mine https://image.ibb.co/huggiA/IMG-4554.jpg

Mine

https://image.ibb.co/huggiA/IMG-4554.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,684
Posted By BruceMetras

I've used Promenades (usually with Power Grips)...

I've used Promenades (usually with Power Grips) through the years on a number of bikes including Moulton TSR's. On my my commuter bike, I've switched to MKS LAMBADA Pedals...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,978
Posted By BruceMetras

The belt shouldn't be a concern. 8mm pitch belts...

The belt shouldn't be a concern. 8mm pitch belts are easily sourced through multiple online belt distributors. Moulton used the same system on their belt drive TSR-2. I modified mine many times...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,026
Posted By BruceMetras

Speaking of rolling the dice, two seasoned...

Speaking of rolling the dice, two seasoned folding bike enthusiasts on different continents writing simultaneously with the same basic advice posting within a minute of each other .. what are the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,026
Posted By BruceMetras

IMHO, a used 5 or 6 year old X30 is not a good...

IMHO, a used 5 or 6 year old X30 is not a good buy at anything over $500 due to the multiple frame recalls on the X30 model. Some frames outside of the production number recalls also failed. First...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,026
Posted By BruceMetras

That Hemingway D9 looks good! Not on the USA...

That Hemingway D9 looks good! Not on the USA site yet, maybe next year.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,026
Posted By BruceMetras

Here's a Tern recall on the Link series . ...

Here's a Tern recall on the Link series .

https://www.ternbicycles.com/2014-linkocl-limited-voluntary-recall-faqs

The Dahon Mu series has been reliable through the years. The 'P' designation...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,026
Posted By BruceMetras

$950 is high for a 2013 X30. There were a number...

$950 is high for a 2013 X30. There were a number of recalls on the frame extending into 2016. If you are looking for things to consider, consider the low spoke count front wheel. There were many...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By BruceMetras

I didn't say ask for a warranty.. I said take a...

I didn't say ask for a warranty.. I said take a picture of the production data on the inside of the tire and send with an explanation of what transpired.. Schwalbe can evaluate.. Perhaps there were...
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