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08-10-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Barchettaman

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,164
Posted By Barchettaman

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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,492
Posted By Barchettaman

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I’ve fitted the stem extender which really helps...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,492
Posted By Barchettaman

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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,892
Posted By Barchettaman

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this was one iteration of my 26” Dahon Espresso....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,248
Posted By Barchettaman

Crisis time! The seat tube cracked all the...

Crisis time!

The seat tube cracked all the way round; fortunately the guys at the theatre here in Belgium could fashion a rough and ready repair.
It looks pretty awful, but I don’t care at all,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,378
Posted By Barchettaman

Happy memories of those Peugeot estates from...

Happy memories of those Peugeot estates from family holidays in France in the 70s and 80s!
they just seemed like another world compared to our old Morris Marina, and utterly gigantic.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,378
Posted By Barchettaman

Ready to return from Brussels to Frankfurt: ...

Ready to return from Brussels to Frankfurt:


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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,091
Posted By Barchettaman

a classic. Just as many grins per bhp I imagine!

a classic. Just as many grins per bhp I imagine!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,251
Posted By Barchettaman

Something like a Dahon Espresso or Dahon Jack...

Something like a Dahon Espresso or Dahon Jack would fulfill this brief.

I have an Espresso, currently set up as a road/commuter, but it would work well on light trails. Easy to set up with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,248
Posted By Barchettaman

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a pretty terrible photo but it’ll give you an idea.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,248
Posted By Barchettaman

Oops apologies. I will upload photos tomorrow!

Oops apologies. I will upload photos tomorrow!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,948
Posted By Barchettaman

Interesting project. I electrified my...

Interesting project.

I electrified my Espresso with a front wheel Swytch Kit, it works pretty well.

::edit:: I see you noticed my thread!
03-09-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5,228
Views: 3,683,420
Posted By Barchettaman

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For V-brakes I found these ‘pipe adjusters’ easily...
03-08-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5,228
Views: 3,683,420
Posted By Barchettaman

I‘m sure there’s a decent reason for making...

I‘m sure there’s a decent reason for making things more difficult than they need to be, but I can’t think of one just at the moment.
03-08-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5,228
Views: 3,683,420
Posted By Barchettaman

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This was the commuter.
03-08-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5,228
Views: 3,683,420
Posted By Barchettaman

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This Vortex CX bike was one of several I have...
02-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,806
Posted By Barchettaman

Apologies all for resurrecting this old thread -...

Apologies all for resurrecting this old thread - a complete accident and entirely unintentional.

Have a great weekend!
02-11-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,806
Posted By Barchettaman

Vintage steel and a modern drivetrain is the best...

Vintage steel and a modern drivetrain is the best of all worlds.

Others may disagree.

They’re right too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,138
Posted By Barchettaman

There’s a cheap IKEA bag that fits the Brompton....

There’s a cheap IKEA bag that fits the Brompton. I think it’s called a Dimpa.

maybe worth considering as a more reusable option than the cardboard box.

...
12-01-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,927
Views: 315,930
Posted By Barchettaman

Yeah, put it the way, the bike wasn’t the...

Yeah, put it the way, the bike wasn’t the limiting factor to the speed! It really shifted and the GripShifts were superb.

...
12-01-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,927
Views: 315,930
Posted By Barchettaman

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Gone but not forgotten. I did my 20km PB on this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,599
Posted By Barchettaman

Possibly not 100% relevant, but I fitted Magura...

Possibly not 100% relevant, but I fitted Magura HS11 brakes to my Dahon Espresso folder and I haven’t had any problems with the hoses splitting.

The shifter housings have needed to be replaced,...
11-30-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,767,803
Posted By Barchettaman

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3x8...
09-28-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 2,699,291
Posted By Barchettaman

If the drivetrain is working nicely, and the...

If the drivetrain is working nicely, and the spread of gearing works for your riding, I wouldn’t upgrade to 27 speed.

21 gears are plenty if they’re the right gears!

nice little hybrid.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,248
Posted By Barchettaman

Back to pimping the Espresso: it’s about to...

Back to pimping the Espresso: it’s about to receive a Swytch front wheel e-bike conversion.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,144
Posted By Barchettaman

Sold, to a delighted new owner. It rode...

Sold, to a delighted new owner.

It rode pretty well but I much preferred my Dahon Espresso:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,144
Posted By Barchettaman

What type of DLT Dahon is this?

Morning!

I am having difficulty working out which Dahon this Bocas DLT most resembles.

Any ideas?

It‘s from about 2011.

Also, how does one best fold it? I didn’t have much luck and...
04-13-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 19,280
Views: 2,423,803
Posted By Barchettaman

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Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, 1985, running a 2x9...
04-13-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 19,280
Views: 2,423,803
Posted By Barchettaman

You would all love the cycle path along the Nidda...

You would all love the cycle path along the Nidda river, heading north-East away from Frankfurt am Main.

With a minor diversion across a couple of sleepy villages it links up with the Vulkanradweg...
03-06-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,446
Posted By Barchettaman

Another option: if your freewheel has an...

Another option:

if your freewheel has an 11-tooth sprocket, I bet you could use an old triple crankset minus the big ring.

That would give you something akin to the ‘sub-compact’ that is all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,248
Posted By Barchettaman

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All finished, rides perfectly. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,248
Posted By Barchettaman

Just got this one too for €10 - looks like a...

Just got this one too for €10 - looks like a project!

Different branding but the geometry is the same.

3x7 Microshift, flat tyres, no seatpost, but should be an easy fixer upper.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,248
Posted By Barchettaman

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Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,621
Posted By Barchettaman

Yeah, I think 8 miles each way - with hills - is...

Yeah, I think 8 miles each way - with hills - is a reasonable justification for getting one.

My best time on my drop bar commuter bike was 29mins, and that was taking loads of risks and I was a...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,621
Posted By Barchettaman

I’ve crossed over to the dark side (e-bike content)

So, after 6 1/2 years of my 25km commute (often twice a day) I have bowed to the inevitable, followed my wife’s example and got a Pedelec.

It’s restricted to 16mph so I still get some exercise...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-18, 02:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,248
Posted By Barchettaman

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Magura hs11 hydraulic rim brakes....
05-17-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 40,370
Posted By Barchettaman

My wife and I owned a Fiat Barchetta prior to the...

My wife and I owned a Fiat Barchetta prior to the kids coming on the scene. To those of you in the US who haven´t heard of it, it´s a hand-built Italian roadster, similar in size to a Mazda Miata,...
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