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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,677
Posted By dynaryder

I don't think you can. Travel Agents are designed...

I don't think you can. Travel Agents are designed to change the amount of pull so you can use long pull V's with road levers. My Speed Pro TT has V's w/Agents,but it sounds like yours is one of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,486
Posted By dynaryder

The newest ones are larger than the previous...

The newest ones are larger than the previous ones;I think they're almost the same size as the original 'disc' style...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-16, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,370
Posted By dynaryder

They prolly didn't have the one he wanted in...

They prolly didn't have the one he wanted in stock,and it had to come from their warehouse. No shop has room for every size/color/model of bike they carry.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,370
Posted By dynaryder

Almost all the bikes I build at the warehouse...

Almost all the bikes I build at the warehouse have their forks 'backwards';this allows them to fit in the boxes easier. The manufacturers are trying to use only one size of bike box to make...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,415
Posted By dynaryder

Two hands. Squeeze the caliper with one,use other...

Two hands. Squeeze the caliper with one,use other to pull the cable then tighten bolt. You don't need to keep tension on the cable for caliper brakes. I do it almost daily when building road bikes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,486
Posted By dynaryder

Folks,the roller on the fender is only to...

Folks,the roller on the fender is only to facilitate the fold without damaging the fender. When rolling,you're supposed to tip it up on the main rollers/easy wheels.



2016 easy wheels are just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 41,332
Posted By dynaryder

Just too bad they can't use cro-mo instead of...

Just too bad they can't use cro-mo instead of hi-ten. :rolleyes:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,591
Posted By dynaryder

Meh,that's JYHO. Pulled the carrier block off the...

Meh,that's JYHO. Pulled the carrier block off the front of my S6 because I never used it. On at least half the Bromptons we've sold,the customers didn't even order the block.
03-26-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,552
Posted By dynaryder

Just an update: talked to one of the long term...

Just an update: talked to one of the long term mechanics at our shop. He said when we carried Jamis,that all the ones with this system got converted to regular brakes. He said it was just too...
03-26-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,945
Posted By dynaryder

I wouldn't worry,as TenSpeedV2 said,just make...

I wouldn't worry,as TenSpeedV2 said,just make sure you use the proper torque values. They make MTB's and Cross bikes with full carbon disc forks,those will see more abuse than your street riding. I'd...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,022
Posted By dynaryder

I think they're just not telling you how much of...

I think they're just not telling you how much of pain it is to work on them. Or they've never had to put aftermarket parts on them. Our Brompton guy knows them inside and out,and still whimpers every...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,292
Posted By dynaryder

First,clean everything as suggested. And I mean...

First,clean everything as suggested. And I mean pull the wheel and tensioner to get into everything. After that,the current bikes have a barrel adjuster where the green arrow is(can't really tell...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,611
Posted By dynaryder

Depends on the system. Good hydros are simple to...

Depends on the system. Good hydros are simple to maintain,cheap single-adjust mechs can be a pain. I find Tektro and Shimano hydro discs much easier to set up than Promax or Spectra V's.
03-19-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,552
Posted By dynaryder

SureStop is back

Was nosing around REI today for their annual sale and saw this:
https://www.rei.com/product/888341/novara-corsa-bike-2016

Both brakes were linked to one lever. Did some Googling when I got...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,611
Posted By dynaryder

Looks sweet. You're in NYC;I'd SS it and keep it...

Looks sweet. You're in NYC;I'd SS it and keep it light.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By dynaryder

Why? Only way I could see is if your rims are too...

Why? Only way I could see is if your rims are too wide for 1.5",and your fenders too narrow for 2". If you could use 1.5 or 2",REI has Serfas Drifters in those sizes for less than $35:...
03-19-16, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,555
Posted By dynaryder

I was there Jun-Sep. At night it would be in the...

I was there Jun-Sep. At night it would be in the 80's. Jus sayin',bring the Camelbak.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By dynaryder

Regular Randos only come in 1.5". You don't...

Regular Randos only come in 1.5".

You don't like Schwalbe? :eek: I like Randos,but Big Apples and Marathon Supremes are much nicer.
03-16-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,555
Posted By dynaryder

When I was there,our first OIC brought a bike....

When I was there,our first OIC brought a bike. You'll have to have lights,a helmet,and a disco vest,natch. Also understand it gets HOT over there. And very humid. We got proper London pea soup fog...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By dynaryder

My Buzz came with them stock. Swapped them for...

My Buzz came with them stock. Swapped them for regular Randos. Could feel the tread knobs in fast corners,and they add a touch of drag. I'd only run them if you're doing a fair bit of off road or as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,022
Posted By dynaryder

This. Alot of customers have been turned off by...

This. Alot of customers have been turned off by the price.



I do. Still kicking myself for selling my D10.



1) brakes need a quick release. They wouldn't even need to change the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,457
Posted By dynaryder

JMHO,but not a fan of hydro rim brakes. Because...

JMHO,but not a fan of hydro rim brakes. Because the pads are thicker than disc pads,the pistons have to travel further,esp when the pads are worn. This exposes them to more dirt/corrosion,and leads...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,516
Posted By dynaryder

FYI,all 6spds have the BWR. The BSR will only...

FYI,all 6spds have the BWR. The BSR will only take one cog,so they're all 3spds.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 482,580
Posted By dynaryder

Current SA 5,or the new version they're...

Current SA 5,or the new version they're supposedly coming out with? We've had issues with bikes equipped with the current SA 5's. Poor shifting,jumping out of gear,not staying in adjustment. From the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,183
Posted By dynaryder

Noticed an improved ride on my S6 after...

Noticed an improved ride on my S6 after installing a Ti seatpost. Also lost a pound of weight(even with adding the Brooks). About $65 shipped off eBay,you can prolly find something similar for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By dynaryder

Ah,no,you can still get flats with tubeless...

Ah,no,you can still get flats with tubeless tires. Tubeless works well with thorns and goat heads,but glass shards will defeat it. And then it's almost impossible to repair at the side of the road. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By dynaryder

You and me both. For the life of me I can't...

You and me both. For the life of me I can't understand why they went with that tensioner design.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,297
Posted By dynaryder

I've built many Space Horses for the shop. Decent...

I've built many Space Horses for the shop. Decent bikes,but really disappointed with the brakes. The Tektro R720's just don't mesh well with the STI's. Same brakes on LHT's and older CC's work fine...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 63,772
Posted By dynaryder

Really,the best bet is to swing by a shop and do...

Really,the best bet is to swing by a shop and do some test fitting. Universal racks aren't truly universal. Actually setting the rack on the bike is the best way to determine fit. And remember to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 482,580
Posted By dynaryder

Hah,they took a page out of Giant's book. I've...

Hah,they took a page out of Giant's book. I've lost count of the number of 'Giants' on my Defy,but at least the dark paint scheme hides most of them. Otherwise,that Java is a sweet ride at a decent...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By dynaryder

If you're having that many flats,you might want...

If you're having that many flats,you might want to bite the bullet and run Marathons,at least on the rear. +1 for running levers with releases. Or just set your brakes so that you have at least 4...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By dynaryder

Yeah,all style,no substance. Forget to mention...

Yeah,all style,no substance. Forget to mention cost and wait time(if you're not buying straight off the floor),and ride quality doesn't touch my full-size bikes with 2" tires. Horses for...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,608
Posted By dynaryder

Interesting. Our bikes have two gearings;standard...

Interesting. Our bikes have two gearings;standard and lowered. The lowered ones are rare,but def spinnier when going down hills.

I thought you had SA 5's. The bikes in Seattle have those. We've...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By dynaryder

That's actually alot,and don't forget you'll have...

That's actually alot,and don't forget you'll have to straighten the dropouts afterwards. Spreading will also lessen clearance between the tire and seattube. I'd recommend using a wider spaced frame....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,255
Posted By dynaryder

Sorry for the delay,been busy. Yes,that puller...

Sorry for the delay,been busy. Yes,that puller will work,but I prefer the ones with handles. If the cranks are really on,I'd rather hammer the puller handle than a wrench.



Yes,the parts will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,627
Posted By dynaryder

Ho-lee-(BLEEP)!:eek: We've got a customer...

Ho-lee-(BLEEP)!:eek:

We've got a customer who's been pimping his bike with just about every aftermarket goody he can find. We just put in the ti BB for him last week. Bet this would be out of even...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,106
Posted By dynaryder

Bob,it's 2016. Totally basic SS starts at over...

Bob,it's 2016. Totally basic SS starts at over $1200:
https://www.brompton.com/Buy/Build-your-Brompton

Unless you work at a shop and get a pro deal. Not sayin' what I paid for my S2. :D
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,109
Posted By dynaryder

On a street bike,pretty much just looks. Yeah,you...

On a street bike,pretty much just looks. Yeah,you can repair a flat quicker,but the majority of flats are in the rear. Plus,while the wheel is hard to steal,the tire is easy to take. Also,you're...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,109
Posted By dynaryder

They had a 1x8 derailleur version for 1yr here in...

They had a 1x8 derailleur version for 1yr here in the States. They had a 1x9 der version in the UK at least a year or two ago(too lazy to look it up). Last year they had a road version with drop bars...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 54,476
Posted By dynaryder

Sweet bike,but 85kg limit sucks. I make it in...

Sweet bike,but 85kg limit sucks. I make it in clothes,but wouldn't be able to carry anything. They really need to get it up over 200lbs.
Forum: Commuting
02-11-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,608
Posted By dynaryder

Well that sucks,we could use those here. DC's way...

Well that sucks,we could use those here. DC's way hillier than NYC.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By dynaryder

Mine's an older model,but I think it's comparable...

Mine's an older model,but I think it's comparable to the current Ultralight. I remember one of the reasons I picked it was because I didn't have the Big Dummy at the time,and wanted a light stand...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,568
Posted By dynaryder

We've had issues with SA5 equipped bikes,it's not...

We've had issues with SA5 equipped bikes,it's not the hub the 3spd is. Shimano is coming out with a new 5spd,I'd wait and see on that one. The Alfine had some teething probs when it first came...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,608
Posted By dynaryder

They did it before for a Tri: To the Triathlete...

They did it before for a Tri:
To the Triathlete Who Used a Capital Bikeshare Bike at Nation's Tri: We Salute You: DCist (http://dcist.com/2012/09/to_the_triathlete_who_used_a_capita.php)
Forum: Commuting
01-01-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,608
Posted By dynaryder

Citi(and CaBi) bikes are all Shimano. Roller...

Citi(and CaBi) bikes are all Shimano. Roller brakes are not proper drums,and are meh at best.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 482,580
Posted By dynaryder

Should've nickeled the whole thing. Also wish...

Should've nickeled the whole thing. Also wish they would just offer the black bits as options.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,255
Posted By dynaryder

I prefer this crank puller...

I prefer this crank puller (http://www.amazon.com/Pedros-Universal-Bicycle-Remover-Handle/dp/B000IZGF92/ref=sr_1_1?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1451681566&sr=1-1&keywords=pedros+crank+puller) to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By dynaryder

Love my Feedback,it's had like 1.5k bikes in it...

Love my Feedback,it's had like 1.5k bikes in it from use at my clinic. About 37" long,5" thick when folded,I keep it behind the couch when not in use.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,177
Posted By dynaryder

I'll toss in another vote for an extended post. I...

I'll toss in another vote for an extended post. I picked up a Ti one off eBay for about $70 shipped. Dropped almost half a pound even with the addition of a Brooks saddle.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By dynaryder

Don't know the proper name,but I ordered the...

Don't know the proper name,but I ordered the piece on the handlepost that fits in that from my local Dahon dealer when it broke. Local dealer should be able to properly identify and order it for you...
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