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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Schwinnsta

If you are handy, you could make one of these ...

If you are handy, you could make one of these
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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By Schwinnsta

Post a pic of your bike so we can see what up...

Post a pic of your bike so we can see what up against. I think you should be able to find a folding bike that approaches the speed of your large wheeled bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,273
Posted By Schwinnsta

With a fender?

With a fender?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Schwinnsta

This is very subjective at this point. I have in...

This is very subjective at this point. I have in the past owned a Moulton/Huffy 4-speed (circa 1964,, which at that time was evolutionary for me. It was great hauler and a very good small wheel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Schwinnsta

There is a review here by EverydayCyclist. He...

There is a review here by EverydayCyclist. He found it well made but uncomfortable. It appears the the Vello luggage block and Brompton luggage block are compatible.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 786,400
Posted By Schwinnsta

You can get quick release seat clamp for 40 mm...

You can get quick release seat clamp for 40 mm diameter. It will have a lip that needs to be filed off. It will act as a stop. I did this with my Brompton. On my Swift, the original skewers are OK....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By Schwinnsta

Make ten posts by posting "post 7" till you get...

Make ten posts by posting "post 7" till you get to 10 then post pictures so we can see what you are dealing with.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Schwinnsta

It sounds like its loose. No special headsets for...

It sounds like its loose. No special headsets for folders AFAIK but I don't have a Friday. You will likely need at least one special headset wrench which is like a large cone wrench and another large...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 84,022
Posted By Schwinnsta

Cycling in NOLA has greatly expanded. With more...

Cycling in NOLA has greatly expanded. With more cyclists out there it has become safer too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 84,022
Posted By Schwinnsta

Loosen the clamp more than you would to slide the...

Loosen the clamp more than you would to slide the saddle on the rails. When you have it very loose raise it up. It the clamp likely has teeth used for tilt adjustment and see if it will rotate.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Schwinnsta

Actually its more about efficiency than speed..

Actually its more about efficiency than speed..
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Schwinnsta

Pogo losses from up and down motion. Losses from...

Pogo losses from up and down motion. Losses from shocks are acceptable to me if they allow for faster speeds overall. So they may allow faster speeds on real bad roads but generally substract from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Schwinnsta

It is front suspension where most of the losses...

It is front suspension where most of the losses occur.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 08:27 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 311,388
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,047
Posted By Schwinnsta

Braking forces are much greater because the...

Braking forces are much greater because the acceleration is much stronger. Your braking from speed in just a couple of seconds. That is a lot force. F=MA where A is the change of speed with time.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Schwinnsta

12 is the smallest so you have to go up on...

12 is the smallest so you have to go up on chainring. I have heard that 60 is the largest.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Schwinnsta

Dahon d7 is an excellent choice. For hills, I...

Dahon d7 is an excellent choice. For hills, I would much prefer a derailleur to hub gears for their efficiency and less drag.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,431
Posted By Schwinnsta

Sounds like a plan.

Sounds like a plan.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,860
Posted By Schwinnsta

Low rolling resistance and puncture protection...

Low rolling resistance and puncture protection are at opposite poles to my understanding. That said I am having good experiences with Schwalbe Big Apples 406 2-inch.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,431
Posted By Schwinnsta

I did not see that the Aussie used the metal...

I did not see that the Aussie used the metal sleeves. Perhaps because his jockeys do not slide or need to since does not shift it off the cog.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,431
Posted By Schwinnsta

Can you link to some Chinese ones?

Can you link to some Chinese ones?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,431
Posted By Schwinnsta

Yes both jockey wheels need to move. When I say...

Yes both jockey wheels need to move. When I say one cog, I am saying you do not need to add to or change the range, like the one in the picture.

I looked at AussieOnABrompton. You might find a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,431
Posted By Schwinnsta

The jockey wheel is supported at inside end by...

The jockey wheel is supported at inside end by sitting on the metal sleeve. Think of that side as a bearing. I think you have the wheel sitting on plastic sitting on the metal sleeve. In the worse...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,431
Posted By Schwinnsta

Everything is resting on something .(If not...

Everything is resting on something .(If not everything would get tired;) Bolts and sleeves are cantilevered off the derailleur. The jockey wheels can slide and rotate on the sleeves. The forces on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Schwinnsta

There is no default size tire for folders. 20"...

There is no default size tire for folders. 20" 406 is common but other sizes are too. Look at the casing of your existing tires and you can usually find the size embossed or printed. Those sites you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,431
Posted By Schwinnsta

Why not just use something like these...

Why not just use something like these (https://www.mcmaster.com/coupling-nuts/metric-to-metric-male-female-hex-thread-adapters/) to extend the distance? Seems worth a try to me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,431
Posted By Schwinnsta

One thing I noticed is that on your last picture,...

One thing I noticed is that on your last picture, the derailleur on that Brompton is different looking than mine or the one that is shown separately in your picture. Look at the lower jockey wheel....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,431
Posted By Schwinnsta

My guess would be that it is a custom rear frame...

My guess would be that it is a custom rear frame section or purchased that way from Kinetics or such.

Can you get your dropouts concentric and perpendicular to where your wheel can fit in?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,431
Posted By Schwinnsta

I am not sure I understand your question or...

I am not sure I understand your question or problem. It looks like you now have the wheel in and the frame and wheel are in the correct alignment. It looks that way.

When I added a third gear to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,273
Posted By Schwinnsta

For my 2 cents IGH and belt drives are negatives.

For my 2 cents IGH and belt drives are negatives.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 757,248
Posted By Schwinnsta

In looking at the pictures it appears that there...

In looking at the pictures it appears that there are two bolt lugs in the "head" tube. If someone was handy, they could use those to mount a Brompton block.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By Schwinnsta

The wheel extenders don't mount on the rack. ...

The wheel extenders don't mount on the rack.

If you just want to better roll the bike around, the cheap mini rack is OK. If you want to carry loads then the Brompton or Nitto rack would probably...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By Schwinnsta

He (http://thorsten@thorusa.com) whose name who...

He (http://thorsten@thorusa.com) whose name who can only be referenced. Apparently his folding forum at MTB is gone.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By Schwinnsta

It looks like where the drop outs are bent is...

It looks like where the drop outs are bent is holding it out of position.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 757,248
Posted By Schwinnsta

I don't know how this works but it does not look...

I don't know how this works but it does not look like a broken weld.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By Schwinnsta

It looks like you bent the drop outs rather than...

It looks like you bent the drop outs rather than separating the stays (which would be scary, to me).
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,540
Views: 429,146
Posted By Schwinnsta

In my opinion, so long as it tightens against the...

In my opinion, so long as it tightens against the head tube, it will develop sufficient friction to prevent turning. I built a home made luggage block that for my Swift, shown here...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,173
Posted By Schwinnsta

Schwalbe says Kojak has a belt of puncture...

Schwalbe says Kojak has a belt of puncture protection. Primo Comets without Kevlar belt do not have puncture protection. They seem more supple to me than Kojak.
I believe they are made by Cheng Shin...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,173
Posted By Schwinnsta

My experience with Stan's in my Brompton was not...

My experience with Stan's in my Brompton was not great. Two days after putting in Stan's I got an 1 1/2 inch gash. What a mess it made. Goop all over. I realize that was not Stan's fault. Still, I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 32,978
Posted By Schwinnsta

Here...

Here (https://www.valeriasbikeaccessories.com/en/accessories-/402-front-carrier-block-universal-adapter-set-for-scooters-and-bicycles.html) is on that looks like it would work for many. I am in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By Schwinnsta

I can not answer question knowledgeably as I have...

I can not answer question knowledgeably as I have not done this. I would stay with the 3/32" stock chain just because that suits chain wheel and the derailleur/tensioner.. I am curious as to how you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Schwinnsta

I can verify that on Swift the seat post length...

I can verify that on Swift the seat post length is 640 mm measured from the seat post clamp. I bought mine used and did not know what size I was buying but I could see it was going to work. Not sure...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Schwinnsta

What size wheels is he using in the video?

What size wheels is he using in the video?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Schwinnsta

Thanks for posting that link. It was very...

Thanks for posting that link. It was very interesting.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By Schwinnsta

Can you secure it right side up with the luggage...

Can you secure it right side up with the luggage block supporting the bag?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 296,204
Posted By Schwinnsta

Whoa, it was just a suggestion. That's all. What...

Whoa, it was just a suggestion. That's all. What is BTH?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 296,204
Posted By Schwinnsta

You can still add support for the block. l have...

You can still add support for the block. l have seen commercial options or you can make your own.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 296,204
Posted By Schwinnsta

It makes more sense to mount the basket to the...

It makes more sense to mount the basket to the frame headtube for minimizing the effect on stearing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By Schwinnsta

Very nice. Ingenious really. Would like to see...

Very nice. Ingenious really. Would like to see the detail of the piece from the clamp to metal strap pieces. I guess it is just thu bolted and no extra piece. I never really noticed any load from the...
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