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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,395
Posted By jonmanjiro

Available on Tern's website. ...

Available on Tern's website.

https://buy.ternbicycles.com/collections/folding-bikes/products/biologic-postpump-2-0-seatpost
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By jonmanjiro

I'm pretty sure the V2 is made out of steel, not...

I'm pretty sure the V2 is made out of steel, not aluminium, so is plenty strong enough. V1 has sharp edges, V2 has no sharp edges and is easier to route cables. If there's a breakage, it would be a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By jonmanjiro

I have a Luggage Truss 2.0 and Kanga rack and...

I have a Luggage Truss 2.0 and Kanga rack and wouldn't want the setup to be any lower than it already is. No problems with steering either. Its kinda weird not seeing the front wheel, but steering...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By jonmanjiro

Do you actually ride your bikes? Or just spend a...

Do you actually ride your bikes? Or just spend a pile of cash building and taking gear porn pics of them to brag in a bunch of My (Insert Bike Name Here> threads?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,931
Posted By jonmanjiro

Hmmm interesting looking bike. The compact...

Hmmm interesting looking bike. The compact looking fold certainly looks appealing. Two different models available too.

https://www.ternbicycles.com/bikes/985

UK prices for Tern seem to be much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,836
Posted By jonmanjiro

That Xpedo pedal looks identical to the Wellgo...

That Xpedo pedal looks identical to the Wellgo QRD pedals, right down RD logo. They've gotta be coming out of the same factory.

To answer the OP's question, I've got MKS Ezy, MKS Ezy Superior, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,865
Posted By jonmanjiro

The very next post... :roflmao:

The very next post... :roflmao:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By jonmanjiro

Interesting looking bike indeed. Wouldn't mind...

Interesting looking bike indeed. Wouldn't mind checking one out when they go on sale next month. I suspect that like Tyrell bikes the Iruka is sized for the locals, so a bit small for anyone taller...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By jonmanjiro

The one that really tempts me is the Dahon...

The one that really tempts me is the Dahon Boardwalk i5 with 5-speed Nexus IGH. Not sure if its available outside Japan though. Seems like incredibly good value at 53,360 JPY (approx. US$480),...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 41,400
Posted By jonmanjiro

I noticed that as well. The frame joint looks...

I noticed that as well. The frame joint looks like the earlier version (with no gusset plate) that caused problems on earlier bikes though. Would be very interested to know where the frame was made...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 41,400
Posted By jonmanjiro

The link should work if its embedded in text, for...

The link should work if its embedded in text, for example CLICK HERE (http://bit.ly/2KvrkXt).
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By jonmanjiro

I have a 290mm T type handlepost from a Tern...

I have a 290mm T type handlepost from a Tern Verge X11 (removed from a new bike) and an Andros 65 stem (purchased new but ended up not being used) which I would be happy to part with. Happy to ship...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 200,437
Posted By jonmanjiro

Sure from me too. Its an Alfine 8-speed hub with...

Sure from me too. Its an Alfine 8-speed hub with CDX Gates Carbon belt drive. I sometimes think about swapping out the Alfine 8 for an Alfine 11 to get some extra gearing on the top end (current gear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 200,437
Posted By jonmanjiro

Cherry blossom season in Yokohama! ...

Cherry blossom season in Yokohama!
https://live.staticflickr.com/7849/46623583945_eb65158b28_b.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 200,437
Posted By jonmanjiro

Its the start of the cherry blossom season in...

Its the start of the cherry blossom season in Tokyo.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7897/47393604482_badfc256d0_h.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 22,265
Posted By jonmanjiro

FYI the Dahon K3 has a three speed rear cassette...

FYI the Dahon K3 has a three speed rear cassette with 9T, 13T, 17T cogs.
https://www.dahon.jp/2019/product/bike/k3.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 456,599
Posted By jonmanjiro

Does anyone know what model/make the pedals are?...

Does anyone know what model/make the pedals are? From 3:28.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By jonmanjiro

I found various different weights with some...

I found various different weights with some googling. Mostly around the 380 - 390 gram range. Are the different seatpost variations?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By jonmanjiro

I doubt swapping out the crankset will result in...

I doubt swapping out the crankset will result in much of a weight saving.

Also, Iím pretty sure there is only one iteration of the P10, and it has 451 wheels and disk brakes. It also has a very...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,541
Posted By jonmanjiro

More than $10K??? Hardly a realistic...

More than $10K??? Hardly a realistic solution.:twitchy:
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 200,437
Posted By jonmanjiro

Tern Verge S8i - I'm totally sold on the Gates...

Tern Verge S8i - I'm totally sold on the Gates Carbon belt drive and balloon tires.
The belt is silent and smooth, and the tires provide much better cushioning than a thudbuster combined with 20/1.5...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,541
Posted By jonmanjiro

No, Iím here to discuss rinko cycling, which is...

No, Iím here to discuss rinko cycling, which is what the OP posted about. Forums are for discussion, right?

I live in japan, do rinko cycling, and see lots of other cyclists doing rinko cycling....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,541
Posted By jonmanjiro

I dunno, the guys I see seem to wield their sub...

I dunno, the guys I see seem to wield their sub 7kg road bikes with ease despite the size. I'd say easier to wield than a plus 12kg folder, regardless of how small the fold is.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,541
Posted By jonmanjiro

Any train, not only the bullet train. Most...

Any train, not only the bullet train.
Most guys/gals I see doing "rinko" only remove the front wheel.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7863/32962769758_540c401d38_o.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,663
Posted By jonmanjiro

Much to my surprise, I can ride a Tern Verge S8i...

Much to my surprise, I can ride a Tern Verge S8i with no hands quite easily.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,541
Posted By jonmanjiro

Errrrm I'm not sure what you're asking here. ...

Errrrm I'm not sure what you're asking here.

In Japanese, "rinko" just means "traveling with one's bike using public transportation". The bike has to be in a bag in Japan, but any bike that can be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,132
Posted By jonmanjiro

Tern Verge X10 (forward position rocket built for...

Tern Verge X10 (forward position rocket built for speed) vs Brompton (upright city bike)... seems like a bit of an apples to oranges comparison, that one :foo:
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By jonmanjiro

126mm according to Dahon International Japan's...

126mm according to Dahon International Japan's website. The SUV D6 is a pretty low level model though, so not really worth spending $$$ to install an IGH in my opinion....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,888
Posted By jonmanjiro

https://www.dahon.jp/2015/product/EEZZ_D3/ I...

https://www.dahon.jp/2015/product/EEZZ_D3/

I calculate 40 48 - 58 based on the specs at the above link. Looks like a really compact fold, but unfortunately too small for me too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By jonmanjiro

I'm 183 cm and 80 kg, and recently did a 130 km...

I'm 183 cm and 80 kg, and recently did a 130 km ride on a Dahon Speed D8 over two days with about 8 kg of gear, and the bike handled it just fine. I think the max. weight limit on Dahon Speeds is 105...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-18, 03:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,888
Posted By jonmanjiro

No specific size. I'm interested to know if...

No specific size. I'm interested to know if there's anything for multimodal commuting involving (sometimes very) crowded trains that comes close to a Brompton. The more compact and lighter, the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,888
Posted By jonmanjiro

Most Compact Fold (other than Brompton)

What are the options? Does any thing else fold down as neatly and compactly as a Brompton? Does any other folder even get close?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 39,179
Posted By jonmanjiro

You're not sure, but you'll throw the FUD out...

You're not sure, but you'll throw the FUD out there anyway. I guess all's fair in love and war... and business competition, eh ;)

AFAIK there's two types of frame failures:

* frame cracking...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-18, 03:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,880
Posted By jonmanjiro

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,225
Posted By jonmanjiro

Haha yes, petty is indeed the operative word....

Haha yes, petty is indeed the operative word. Quite a, shall we say, *different* atmosphere compared with other forums I frequent.



Indulging in a little more (semantic) pettiness... the term...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,225
Posted By jonmanjiro

Just occurred to me that Tern's logo is ......

Just occurred to me that Tern's logo is ... <drumroll>.... a tsuru!. One that folds, obviously.
Best of luck for the move to HK!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,225
Posted By jonmanjiro

Hey Tsuru, thanks for stopping by this thread....

Hey Tsuru, thanks for stopping by this thread. Good to have confirmation it wasn't a paid article!

Full disclosure - I just bought a Verge X11 for an amazing deal I just couldn't pass up and was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,225
Posted By jonmanjiro

Agree it smells like a paid article. I think...

Agree it smells like a paid article. I think anything posted on the net these days is pretty much suspect until proven otherwise, really. Still, i think his comments on the Tern are valid, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,225
Posted By jonmanjiro

I Threw Away My Bike For A Brompton And Loved It! So Why Am I Ditching That Bike Now?

https://medium.com/off-the-verge/i-threw-away-my-bike-for-a-brompton-and-loved-it-so-why-am-i-ditching-that-bike-now-too-dc501057755c

Im amazed the guy wore through his Brompton rims by hard...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-18, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By jonmanjiro

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,232
Posted By jonmanjiro

Nice looking frame. Is it basically a Dahon...

Nice looking frame. Is it basically a Dahon Vector frame? Where is LBS?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-18, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By jonmanjiro

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04-28-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By jonmanjiro

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12-21-17, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By jonmanjiro

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,637
Posted By jonmanjiro

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