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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 408
Posted By Reddleman

If you want a Tern Cargo Rack, omafiets.com.au is...

If you want a Tern Cargo Rack, omafiets.com.au is an Aussie online bike store with a Dutch name. Try them. Alternatively, look on Ternís website for their list of dealers near you and buy from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 408
Posted By Reddleman

Hello from the other side of the Tasman. I can...

Hello from the other side of the Tasman. I can confirm that the Tern Cargo Rack can work with longer panniers and reasonably large feet. For taller panniers you can either adjust the height of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Reddleman

You want https://www.bodenschatz-parts.com for...

You want https://www.bodenschatz-parts.com for spare SRAM DD pins.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Reddleman

As long as you can protect the drive pin and...

As long as you can protect the drive pin and source the spares (thereís a fella in Germany who fettles up replacement drive pins from scratch), the SRAM DD drive are pretty good bits of kit. Sturmey...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Reddleman

You see similar quality components being used on...

You see similar quality components being used on off-the-peg tourers for sale these days such as the Surly Disc Trucker, which is mainly equipped with Shimano Alivio and Sora, which also costs about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By Reddleman

Now that you mention it, thereís a 11-42T...

Now that you mention it, thereís a 11-42T cassette with a 44T chainring on our other Tern Link, also with Microshift Advent - I installed that combo on my wifeís bike back when 11-42T cassettes were...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By Reddleman

As requestedÖ ...

As requestedÖ
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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By Reddleman

Give me a day or so and Iíll take a better one ;)

Give me a day or so and Iíll take a better one ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By Reddleman

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As requested, clearance appears similar to that of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By Reddleman

I run up a 11-46T nine speed cassette on one of...

I run up a 11-46T nine speed cassette on one of our Terns, using Microshiftís medium length Advent rear derailleur. With a 52T chain ring that gives me a 88Ē-21Ē range which works for my hilly city,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,961
Posted By Reddleman

In terms of ignorance, I admit to have spent time...

In terms of ignorance, I admit to have spent time looking at Taobao, Carousell and AliExpress in awe at the bikes and components on sale, but also being uncertain as to what exactly I should be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,961
Posted By Reddleman

For its sins, this forum is considerably more...

For its sins, this forum is considerably more diverse a location than some. I glanced at the folding bike section of a popular UK cycling forum the other day and it was pages after pages about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,978
Posted By Reddleman

https://flatbike.com/product/folding_gravel_bike/...

https://flatbike.com/product/folding_gravel_bike/

Bit of an ugly bugger if you ask me. Their foldaway stem doesnít help. I much prefer Pinholecamís build at the start of the thread anyway.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By Reddleman

As Iím not a farmer or a wannabe farmer, Barbour...

As Iím not a farmer or a wannabe farmer, Barbour as a brand doesnít interest me. If I want a waxed canvas bike bag that are made in England, I buy Carradice gear (second-hand admittedly on eBay)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Reddleman

Oddly enough, a couple of years ago I did find...

Oddly enough, a couple of years ago I did find out there was a folding bike scene in Russia when searching for more information about a Chinese-made folder that was being imported at the time into...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Reddleman

From the looks of things, the 6-speed Dahon HIT...

From the looks of things, the 6-speed Dahon HIT uses a freewheel hub 126mm wide. This will limit any opportunities later to upgrade it. The 9-speed Bull uses a cassette hub to a wider modern...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-22, 01:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By Reddleman

On closer view, the short sections for the vee...

On closer view, the short sections for the vee brakes do not align with each other when folding front and back wheels together. That means that the extra bulk doesnít limit the fold very much.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 386,500
Posted By Reddleman

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Winter sunshine at the weekend.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,795
Posted By Reddleman

I find that 11-46T with a 52T chainring works for...

I find that 11-46T with a 52T chainring works for me, giving me a range of 21Ē-88Ē. Thatís enough to crank out a reasonable pace while also dragging the shopping home or going out cycle camping with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,795
Posted By Reddleman

Itís about $20 USD for your basic 9 speed chain,...

Itís about $20 USD for your basic 9 speed chain, gently increasing for 10 speed, doubling for 11 speed and off the charts for 12 and e-bike versions. The cassettes are really where prices shoot up.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,795
Posted By Reddleman

For me, I chose Microshift Advent to install on...

For me, I chose Microshift Advent to install on 406 wheeled folding bikes for the range available on 11-42T and 11-46T cassettes for local hills, the wide choice of shifters available, the longer...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Reddleman

Looking sharp! I see you have the Mk 2 luggage...

Looking sharp! I see you have the Mk 2 luggage truss on the front too - for some reason the Mk 1 isnít so angled but has more of a swan neck arrangement, making it more awkward to transport when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,180
Posted By Reddleman

Iíve managed to stop quite weighty trailer loads...

Iíve managed to stop quite weighty trailer loads using V brakes on a 26Ē wheeled hybrid bike, so I wouldnít be too worried about that unless you have a very long descent where smaller wheels and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,180
Posted By Reddleman

V brakes are pretty simple bits of technology,...

V brakes are pretty simple bits of technology, while the pads themselves are easy enough to source outside of pretentious bike shops obsessed with the sports market. High quality rims in less...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,180
Posted By Reddleman

On the bright side, 20Ē wheels are a BMX...

On the bright side, 20Ē wheels are a BMX standard, where disc brakes arenít a thing. Weíll be able to easily source suitable rims as long as the BMXers keep on riding.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By Reddleman

It is my understanding from other posters on a...

It is my understanding from other posters on a different forum that the Sturmey Archer dual drive hub, although sold as 135mm wide has several locking bolts, one of which can be removed for use in a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,973
Posted By Reddleman

So it seems that the main issues with the Vello...

So it seems that the main issues with the Vello relates to its chosen rear wheel motor and the bottom bracket mounted gear box. Does anybody know what the acoustic version is like to ride and fold?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 357,146
Posted By Reddleman

There was a Polygon Zeta in the window of my...

There was a Polygon Zeta in the window of my local bike shop for a while - I passed it several times thinking that they canít possibly be selling a mini velo surely? The shop mainly caters for the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,016
Posted By Reddleman

Canít help you with measurements, but Iíve seen...

Canít help you with measurements, but Iíve seen folks online who own both Tern Verge D9s (skinny 451s) and Vectrons (406s with Big Apples) use their Vectron wheel sets on their Verges without...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By Reddleman

The one for sale here is priced at accepting...

The one for sale here is priced at accepting starting bids over 900 usd, so surprisingly no one has bidded yetÖ
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By Reddleman

There is a stainless steel one currently on my...

There is a stainless steel one currently on my local auction website/eBay knockoff with the buyer asking silly numbers for it, albeit for one that appears to be good condition. Tempting but ouch, my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,795
Posted By Reddleman

Let us know how you get on with it - itíll be...

Let us know how you get on with it - itíll be interesting to know whether it and/or the nine speed Advent super short rear derailleur are strictly limited to an 11-38t cassette or if thereís room for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,883
Posted By Reddleman

Luckily, Iím well within those weight limits so...

Luckily, Iím well within those weight limits so both those options could work. Iíll keep those models squirrelled away for future reference, thanks 😊
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,883
Posted By Reddleman

Any recommendations for a 305 or 349 frame out...

Any recommendations for a 305 or 349 frame out there suitable for someone about 180cm tall then? Or do I just have to accept that Iím stuck on 406s, Birdies or Bromptons? (Nothing wrong per se with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,883
Posted By Reddleman

Or for half the price and one gear less, the...

Or for half the price and one gear less, the Microshift Advent super short rear derailleur, officially 9 speed and 11-38t. No, Iím not on commission!
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Reddleman

The fold isnít as tidy or as small as a Brompton,...

The fold isnít as tidy or as small as a Brompton, but still possible to fit under a desk (if your workplace has the adjustable height ergonomic ones it is of course much easier). I do that with our...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Reddleman

Youíre right, looks like I miss-typed it when...

Youíre right, looks like I miss-typed it when entering the results here!
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Reddleman

I have to admit that those numbers came straight...

I have to admit that those numbers came straight from Sheldon Brownís gear calculator. As it doesnít have quite the same tyre size available as the Big Apples that I run, I rounded the numbers off to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Reddleman

88Ē to 21Ē (318%) here with a 11-46T cassette and...

88Ē to 21Ē (318%) here with a 11-46T cassette and a 52T chainring....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,967
Posted By Reddleman

Iíve had Microshift Advent with the medium...

Iíve had Microshift Advent with the medium derailleur installed on two Terns with 406 wheels for a year or two now, using both bar end and rapid fire style shifters. The installation was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By Reddleman

Youíll want flatbike.com for their US...

Youíll want flatbike.com for their US distributor, and they start at about $800 for a frame and $1200 for a bike.

For what you want and what your budget it, youíre probably better off buying...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By Reddleman

So youíre looking for dropped bars, more...

So youíre looking for dropped bars, more versatile tyres and some wider gearing? Thereís not much off the shelf but if youíre happy to do some basic bike mechanics, you can definitely roll your own...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 03:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By Reddleman

For context, I did once own a Dahon Speed TR, but...

For context, I did once own a Dahon Speed TR, but replaced it with a Tern Link + Microshift Advent wide-range set up. There are pros and cons of all three options available (based on Fentuzís...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 386,500
Posted By Reddleman

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/3786d16e_ae1e_4590_b1bd_1b5a597c81ca_1a718563ea89d3e8fff4da98ac36e6cd984be200.jpeg
Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. One Tern Link...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,286
Posted By Reddleman

What pedals did you upgrade to? Iím finding the...

What pedals did you upgrade to? Iím finding the standard Tern folding ones are a bit slippery at times.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Reddleman

If youíre in the UK (I guess you are from the...

If youíre in the UK (I guess you are from the Halfords reference), C H Whites bike shop specialise in folding bikes and may be able to advise you of what you need.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 15,111
Posted By Reddleman

Since the last time I posted on this thread,...

Since the last time I posted on this thread, Microshift bought out a super short arm derailleur option for their Advent groupset, designed to take 11-38T cassettes on 20Ē wheeled kidís MTBs. That...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By Reddleman

To my knowledge, the closest youíll get are...

To my knowledge, the closest youíll get are removable clipless pedals by MKS.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,967
Posted By Reddleman

I couldíve sworn I saw a dead link referring to...

I couldíve sworn I saw a dead link referring to 20Ē wheels on the Microshift website the other month but it disappeared when I tried finding it again more recently! Glad to see I wasnít...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 15,111
Posted By Reddleman

Interesting, is that the RDM900 (adult size) or...

Interesting, is that the RDM900 (adult size) or the kids RDM93? It looks like the former, in which case youíll probably have similar clearance to my Microshift Advent setups.
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