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03-18-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,570
Posted By Bonzo Banana

It's always important to factor in how a frame...

It's always important to factor in how a frame fatigues, it gets weaker with time and the point where it had a high level of fatigue may not be the time it breaks that could be weeks, months or even...
10-19-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,787
Posted By Bonzo Banana

Doesn't matter what the material it can be...

Doesn't matter what the material it can be designed strong or it can be designed light. The first bike I ever bought myself new when I was in work was a Raleigh Royal. I wanted the lightweight model...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By Bonzo Banana

Very interesting frame design but I would never...

Very interesting frame design but I would never go for rear suspension on such cheap folding bikes. I think when you are buying a cheap bike keep it simple. So much to go wrong with suspension, not...
06-18-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,903
Posted By Bonzo Banana

I'm in the UK and know very little about this...

I'm in the UK and know very little about this store but have made good use of the Sheldon Brown site. Even though I didn't know him I felt I did from his writing and wished he could have stayed with...
12-07-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,181
Posted By Bonzo Banana

I don't think it's quite as simple as that, road...

I don't think it's quite as simple as that, road bikes for example are pretty awful at the bottom end based on low end components like freewheels etc but then they get pretty decent with something...
11-23-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,181
Posted By Bonzo Banana

Spend what you want to spend on a bike. I've had...

Spend what you want to spend on a bike. I've had great service from cheap bikes which don't have suspension. A few key cheap upgrades can transform them. It's really down to how you use the bike...
Replies: 29
Views: 10,523
Posted By Bonzo Banana

Carbon fibre frames aren't particularly durable...

Carbon fibre frames aren't particularly durable and abuse-able they are a premium low weight product. It should be pointed out that both Trek and Canyon use Quest Composites for their carbon fibre...
08-24-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,545
Posted By Bonzo Banana

I think water ingress is an issue on all ebikes,...

I think water ingress is an issue on all ebikes, I've certainly seen it as a issue on mid-drive motors, Bosch etc which can be very expensive. I'm a fair weather cyclist with regards my ebike so...
04-19-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,595
Posted By Bonzo Banana

I started reading this thinking it was solid...

I started reading this thinking it was solid steel forks but then I thought it was somehow they had crimped aluminium dropouts into steel forks and then at the end it turns out it was suspension...
03-25-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,107
Posted By Bonzo Banana

High end bikes are far more wasteful, the...

High end bikes are far more wasteful, the resources that go into each bike are far more, carbon fibre is far more labour intensive and expensive e-bikes have complicated motors with many proprietary...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,070
Posted By Bonzo Banana

It's all perceived quality rather than real...

It's all perceived quality rather than real quality. Most US and European brands have bicycles either fully made in Asia or just assemble mainly Asian parts including frame and forks. I've seen...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By Bonzo Banana

Assuming you can change the handlebars do that...

Assuming you can change the handlebars do that for a design that allows you to move the hand grip position by angling the handlebars but if you the handlebars are welded to the top stem then you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 109,369
Posted By Bonzo Banana

The industry seems to have a higher failure rate...

The industry seems to have a higher failure rate where the brand creates its own frame designs but doesn't manufacture itself. Companies like Brompton, Giant etc seem to have low failure rates...
02-23-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 39,377
Posted By Bonzo Banana

When you look at what he recommends it's pretty...

When you look at what he recommends it's pretty much actual manufacturers, Look, Time, Giant etc and the bikes he criticises are pretty much full importers or brands who basically have assembly...
10-12-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,612
Posted By Bonzo Banana

I think steel is always the best material for a...

I think steel is always the best material for a very heavy rider not because its stronger but because there are indicators with the material before it fails so keeping an eye on how the bike feels...
Forum: Foo
08-05-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,261
Posted By Bonzo Banana

I feel that is a very good point. Once you...

I feel that is a very good point. Once you develop technology you protect yourself much better and start harnessing resources much better even if you pollute as you do so. So population growth gets...
05-27-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,978
Posted By Bonzo Banana

Existing certification is if you buy an existing...

Existing certification is if you buy an existing product that has already been fully tested and certified you have no additional costs to pay except for the factory door price for each frame, you can...
Replies: 63
Views: 19,473
Posted By Bonzo Banana

You haven't stated the wheels unless I've missed...

You haven't stated the wheels unless I've missed it but sounds like the wrong type of brake pads were used for the rim material possibly so it could be a user error type of situation unfortunately.
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05-11-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,803
Posted By Bonzo Banana

I'm all for upgrading cheap big box bikes but as...

I'm all for upgrading cheap big box bikes but as soon as you add dual suspension into the mix I just feel it's wasted time and money because the suspension is next to useless, has no benefit to...
05-10-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,667
Posted By Bonzo Banana

I'm right on the limit what many regular bikes...

I'm right on the limit what many regular bikes are certified up to take about 135-140kg there abouts. A few years ago when I did a lot of research on bicycle materials for heavy people like myself...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,386
Posted By Bonzo Banana

I don't live in the US but I'm sure I saw it...

I don't live in the US but I'm sure I saw it somewhere that walmart bikes have warning stickers on the frame warning people not to use their mountain bikes off road which are freewheel equipped and...
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