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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 54,957
Posted By cpg

Good work MezzoLew. That is the screw I used for...

Good work MezzoLew. That is the screw I used for my front rollers, the one that attached the rack. I didn't use any covers on it. When making the plates, I machined a step into them that rested on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,122
Posted By cpg

You just have to hope any aspiring thief doesn't...

You just have to hope any aspiring thief doesn't have a multi-tool as well.
I have only ever seen two other Messos in Nottingham, however, some of the very the first (possibly only) dual drive...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,122
Posted By cpg

I once took my Mezzo in Lidl to do some shopping,...

I once took my Mezzo in Lidl to do some shopping, I didnt need much so I put the bike in the trolley. When I finished and walked out the store, some one who was about to walk in came over and asked...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,122
Posted By cpg

As far as I am aware there is only one steering...

As far as I am aware there is only one steering stem latch design, but there is at least two front wheel latch designs. The second tube is there to facilitate the rear swing arm folding location when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,122
Posted By cpg

Sort of, Ori is the company that does the...

Sort of, Ori is the company that does the manufacturing for Mezzo (ATB Sales) so I guess Ori must have a licence to sell the bike under their own name.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-17, 01:55 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,122
Posted By cpg

MezzoLew, that's a nice bike and very good price....

MezzoLew, that's a nice bike and very good price. I think that is one of the later models, the seat clamp is the updated version and as far as I can tell from the photo, the fork end clamp design is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-17, 04:34 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 54,957
Posted By cpg

Its good to see that Pivot Pro are also selling...

Its good to see that Pivot Pro are also selling the accessories. Thanks for the link.
I believe that my Mezzo has the older style front fork. It hasn't caused me any issues but it is important to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-17, 05:58 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 54,957
Posted By cpg

Good to hear you are happy with the bike. I...

Good to hear you are happy with the bike.
I never got a reply from Ori either when I emailed them. Its a shame that Mezzo didn't supply the same models and accessories as Ori.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-17, 03:29 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 54,957
Posted By cpg

Kojacks are a much narrower tyre and will need...

Kojacks are a much narrower tyre and will need the narrower innertubes, when I switched to Kojacs I changed the tubes as well. Kojacs are fine on a Mezzo, no problems at all, I have even done mild...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 54,957
Posted By cpg

ATB sales are the people to talk to in the UK....

ATB sales are the people to talk to in the UK. http://www.atb-sales.co.uk/mezzo.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 54,957
Posted By cpg

Its essentially the same bike, Ori manufacture...

Its essentially the same bike, Ori manufacture the Mezzo.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-16, 04:47 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 54,957
Posted By cpg

There used to be a front pannier kit on the Ori...

There used to be a front pannier kit on the Ori website under "Accessories" but it isn't there any more, it can be seen in the photo: http://www.oribikes.com/ori/upload/product_pic/1203151637063.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-16, 04:37 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 54,957
Posted By cpg

See my posts about converting an I4 to a dual...

See my posts about converting an I4 to a dual drive, most of that should apply to your situation, link to thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/587944-mezzo-dual-drive-conversion-help.html...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,360
Posted By cpg

Nice one, brings a new dimension to bike packing.

Nice one, brings a new dimension to bike packing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 54,957
Posted By cpg

While I am not too familiar with the Alfine hubs,...

While I am not too familiar with the Alfine hubs, I imagine it will work. Mezzo rear dropout spacing is 135mm so that should be compatible. The shifter will have to be replaced for an Alfine...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,923
Posted By cpg

Looks great, nice work.

Looks great, nice work.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 237,487
Posted By cpg

I am sure they will be fine. At that price I...

I am sure they will be fine. At that price I think I will attempt a repair first.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-16, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 237,487
Posted By cpg

Thanks Desastar, where have you sourced your...

Thanks Desastar, where have you sourced your replacement from? I had another look at my stem, I think there is enough meat around the holes to bore them out to 9 or 10mm diameter and insert brass...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-16, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 237,487
Posted By cpg

Hello All. I have acquired a used Birdy (not the...

Hello All. I have acquired a used Birdy (not the monocoque style) but the handlebar stem hinge is badly warn at the pivot on one side. Any suggestions as to where can I get a replacement stem from,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,427
Posted By cpg

Good question. Try asking the distributes, ATB...

Good question. Try asking the distributes, ATB Sales. https://online.atb-sales.co.uk/
I spoke to them about 2 years ago regarding spares for the Mezzo and Whyte mountain bike, they were very...
05-26-16, 02:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By cpg

Thanks MauriceMoss. You got it spot on, the logo...

Thanks MauriceMoss. You got it spot on, the logo on the seat stay end is the same and the diamond pattern on the paintwork is good match too. Mystery solved.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 54,957
Posted By cpg

Agree with all that Bhkyte said. I did a Sram...

Agree with all that Bhkyte said. I did a Sram dual drive with 9 speed derailer conversion to my I4. It was a lot of work and expense. It would have been much cheaper and easier to convert the I4 to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,628
Posted By cpg

Folding cycle attempted to overtake normal bike

Enjoy but with a pinch of salt ;)

Folding cycle attempted to overtake normal bike (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/folding-cycle-attempted-to-overtake-normal-bike-20160201105821)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-16, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 482,933
Posted By cpg

....... ETRO 305 I would guess :)

....... ETRO 305 I would guess :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 482,933
Posted By cpg

One of my friends has an airframe, he broke it...

One of my friends has an airframe, he broke it the first time he sat on it due to him being too heavy for it. I am yet to see one in the flesh so dont want to be too critical of it until I have.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,923
Posted By cpg

Good result. I am sure you can buy a Dahon...

Good result. I am sure you can buy a Dahon replacement pin for the bike. Apply plenty of grease to the new pin and hole before installing it to prevent the pin sticking in the future.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 482,933
Posted By cpg

Just a joke.

Just a joke.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 482,933
Posted By cpg

Apparently one of the advantages of nickel...

Apparently one of the advantages of nickel plating is that it shows up any cracks that form in the component during its serviceable life. So when these plated Bromptons start to crack, the cracks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-15, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By cpg

Bhkyte is correct, it is a very underrated bike,...

Bhkyte is correct, it is a very underrated bike, very capable and robust but heavy. The weight is probably a factor of the components. Your bike has been retrofitted with V brakes which will be a big...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-15, 03:36 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,209
Posted By cpg

It looks like hard work pedalling that thing.

It looks like hard work pedalling that thing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By cpg

Does it have to be a trike and does it have to...

Does it have to be a trike and does it have to fold? If the cargo carrying aspect is the most important then perhaps a cargo bike is worth looking at instead.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By cpg

Diblasi make a folding trike. How about a...

Diblasi make a folding trike. How about a recumbent trike, many of them fold.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,321
Posted By cpg

Have you looked a Mezzo folding bikes? Similar to...

Have you looked a Mezzo folding bikes? Similar to a Brompton but cheaper, lighter, nicer to ride and use standard parts so spares should be available in other countries. On the second hand market you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-15, 07:15 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,209
Posted By cpg

That sounds great Ultralight. Looking forward to...

That sounds great Ultralight. Looking forward to seeing some photos. Is the factory prepared to sell directly to customers?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-15, 02:12 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,209
Posted By cpg

That is very interesting Ultralight, have you got...

That is very interesting Ultralight, have you got any links for the 14" version? I have been following these little bikes for some time and admire the design and engineering, but have not yet bought...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By cpg

I have owned the Dahon Jack (same as Espresso)...

I have owned the Dahon Jack (same as Espresso) and while it was a nice bike its still a big lump when folded. I now own a Montague Bi-frame which is much more compact. The newer Montagues should also...
09-22-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By cpg

The bike is advertised in the link below, which...

The bike is advertised in the link below, which is where I first noticed it. It is nothing to do with me so the only photos available are the ones in the advert.
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09-22-15, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By cpg

Identify this bike please

Hello. Please can someone identify this bike for me based on the photo of top of the seat stay. It has the letter M stamped on it. My initial guess is that could be Motobecane, but I an not entirely...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-15, 05:22 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,378
Posted By cpg

Hi Mulleady. I read that on the kickstarter page...

Hi Mulleady. I read that on the kickstarter page which is why I posed the question here. I wont be investing so wont be asking the same question on the kickstarter page, its more of a rhetorical...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-15, 04:27 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,378
Posted By cpg

No photos of mudguards or luggage racks, is that...

No photos of mudguards or luggage racks, is that because its looks better without them for marketing purposes or because they dont work well with the bike? Clearance between the front wheel and crown...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,378
Posted By cpg

Has anyone actually put the question about cost...

Has anyone actually put the question about cost of manufacture/retail cost to the man behind Helix? Rather than speculating, his answers to such a question may well give a good a idea as to weather...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-15, 02:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,248
Posted By cpg

I agree with Pine Cone's comments, bullhorns...

I agree with Pine Cone's comments, bullhorns provide a good compromise between the fast/road riding position and ability to retain a compact riding position.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-15, 04:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,565
Posted By cpg

I have not taken part in the scheme myself and...

I have not taken part in the scheme myself and have little experience of it but two of the drawback people have told me about are:

The bike only becomes your property at the end of the hire period...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 482,933
Posted By cpg

No front brake and the crank looks too much...

No front brake and the crank looks too much forward of the seat stay, not sure it will be particularly comfortable.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-15, 02:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,565
Posted By cpg

Some alternatives for you to consider. Have a...

Some alternatives for you to consider.
Have a look at Mezzo folding bikes, In you budget range you should get a used one in good condition without any problems. If you are lucky you might be able to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-15, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By cpg

I think its time you asked your doctor to change...

I think its time you asked your doctor to change your medication, its clearly giving you hallucinations.

A quick google image search found this:

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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,437
Posted By cpg

plumbing washers, A-head spacers?

plumbing washers, A-head spacers?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-15, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By cpg

Sounds plausible, the Rudge brand has long been...

Sounds plausible, the Rudge brand has long been part of the Raleigh group. In the UK, I have seen quite a few 20's badged as Triumph, another brand owned by Raleigh. In the 1990's Raleigh were...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-15, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By cpg

MicroBike perhaps? ...

MicroBike perhaps?
http://www.foldingcyclist.com/MicroBike-folding-bike.html
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(http://www.foldingcyclist.com/MicroBike-folding-bike.html)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-15, 01:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,751
Posted By cpg

One of each make and model :)

One of each make and model :)
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