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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,324
Posted By Falconista

I wasn't making any claims on nostalgia, just...

I wasn't making any claims on nostalgia, just that it works for me. Agreed that it is a little heavy, especially the cheaper TSR frames, but I made it clear that I am not putting major power down...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Ron Damon

The Zee RD comes - or used to come - in two...

The Zee RD comes - or used to come - in two specs: DH and FR. The former was good for up to 28t while the latter was good for up to 36t.

​​​​Saint, its fancier, more expensive sibling, can be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-22, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Ron Damon

Get Shorty. The Shimano Zee RD

The Zee RD is shorter pulley to pulley than even a short-cage SS Road RD. But just how short is it in practice, really? Feast your eyes... 👀
.305 wheels
Kenda KWest 45-305 tire...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By jfouellette

Iíve contacted Ascent for further info. I weigh...

Iíve contacted Ascent for further info. I weigh 75kg so Iím ok.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,100
Posted By StanSeven

Okay, I just deleted a bunch of posts that add...

Okay, I just deleted a bunch of posts that add nothing to the thread are are just disrespectful arguing among members. Let’s stop please.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By tcs

Hmph? Uh, you do understand that Dahon is an...

Hmph?

Uh, you do understand that Dahon is an international company, right? And they manufacture bikes in several countries and offer different models in different markets of the world?

You've...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By Fentuz

I took the hound on a more involved mtb ride... I...

I took the hound on a more involved mtb ride... I only pushed it once (just after the 20K mark), 12% climb on wet grass with rubbish tyres that would not grip... other than that, it was good fun and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By tcs

...or Wellgo. :)

...or Wellgo. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Reddleman

To my knowledge, the closest youíll get are...

To my knowledge, the closest youíll get are removable clipless pedals by MKS.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,474
Posted By joey buzzard

Agreed. ​​​​​The problem isn't generally a...

Agreed.

​​​​​The problem isn't generally a lack of low gears on 20" or 16" bikes but rather gaining more gear inches. If I could run s 9t or 10t on my cassette as my highest gears on my 20" bike I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,474
Posted By tcs

The Microshift Acolyte short-cage wide-range...

The Microshift Acolyte short-cage wide-range derailleur certainly looks promising. I'm wondering about combining it with SunRace neo-Capreo hubs and cassettes:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,474
Posted By Jipe

I fully agree with this: starting at 10t or even...

I fully agree with this: starting at 10t or even 9t would have been better for small wheel bikes and give a wider gear inch range.

I have a Shimano Ultegra RD-R6800GS and RD-R-8000GS medium cage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By Schwinnsta

The attachment would not open in due security...

The attachment would not open in due security issues on that site. I doubt the validity of the statement. A derailleur will be more efficient than a three-speed if both are in good mechanical order....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By monsterfather

CHANGE upgrade

After a month riding on stock bike, my CHANGE is upgraded:
new weight 9.06kg or 20lbs without paddle
my personal new record at 38.3km per hour
upgraded parts: wheels, crankset, seat post, etc...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,616
Posted By Driddel

Brake & gear cables for the Waltly breakaway

Great post. My Waltly is two years old this week, with a bit over 20,000kms road and gravel (audax mostly). Iím keen for a second frame now, and was thinking of a breakaway.
How are the brake and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,294
Posted By Pinigis

Look, if you want a Bike Friday, and can afford...

Look, if you want a Bike Friday, and can afford it, buy one. They are nice bikes, I respect them very much. Our goal is to get quality bikes into peopleís hand at a reasonable price. We are in our...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,294
Posted By DLBroox

I’m really sorry I opened this can of worms. I...

I’m really sorry I opened this can of worms. I think it’s great that Bike Friday designs and builds their own stuff. But in the end I couldn’t rationalize paying two thousand dollars for a bike. I’m...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,913
Posted By lubloi

Clear coats do not protect the frame from rust...

Clear coats do not protect the frame from rust the same way paint does, primarily because there is no primer. Salty water will seep through microcracks in the clear coat and cause 'rust snakes' under...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,196
Posted By Fentuz

itís a smooth hound frame from 2008 (not foldable...

itís a smooth hound frame from 2008 (not foldable with caliper brake only) with a 2010 smooth hood fork (foldable with v brake mount)

tyres are 47-406 and i ride on gravel and mud 25/30mm deep)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,616
Posted By uh69

have a look on these boxes: buxumbox com ...

have a look on these boxes: buxumbox com product galibier-box-for-ss-couplers
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,857
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not sure if there are any Airnimal dealers...

I am not sure if there are any Airnimal dealers in USA at this time or not. I bought my Joey frame and built it up myself over a decade ago. Has 24 inch wheels so not as portable as some of the other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,028
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For commuting, instead of a skinny tire road...

For commuting, instead of a skinny tire road bike, consider touring or randonneuring bikes. Touring and rando bikes would likely handle nicer for a commuter and may have wider more comfortable tires...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,690
Posted By Raxel

Titanium Brompton clones update

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1000/dadton_disc_brake1_b_43014377f7c3d9eda0cb1e3d92bc67e353e55224.jpg
My dad's bike, now with front disc brake.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,937
Posted By BobbyG

Dahon Boardwalk (Complete) Inside a 29" Samsonite Oyster!...

Still obsessed with my new-to-me 2007 Dahon Boardwalk. (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1233802-all-dahon-boardwalk-mods-done-now.html)

I wanted to know if I could pack it inside a 62"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,198
Posted By BikeLite

There's a dahon dash in the Tour Divide race this...

There's a dahon dash in the Tour Divide race this year, ridden by Amy Clark, who has a racing background also with Bike Friday bikes.
https://trackleaders.com/tourdivide21i.php?name=Amy_Clark
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By BobbyG

Bungees and Bars: The Boardwalk Evolves...

Bought a 2007 Dahon Boardwalk a coupla weeks ago.
Viva La Contortionista! (http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1231899-viva-la-contortionista.html)

I knew the original straight bars would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,184
Posted By oblada

Let me see if I can post images now... ...

Let me see if I can post images now...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/d8070101_75b0_4ca2_afba_d3fb251a068d_c617b276f9fd8180ef6f52889eb812db6f1923a4.jpg
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By Fentuz

Funnily enough, yes, I have medical grade bars of...

Funnily enough, yes, I have medical grade bars of Nylon 66 and Radel but, these aluminium parts are made of very soft aluminum; I doubt it is 6061 and definitely not 7075.
I went on a mountain bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 29,945
Posted By Winfried

Too bad it can't take a frame-mounted bag. ...

Too bad it can't take a frame-mounted bag.

Shot in Seville?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/841x520/chedech_backpack_fe6baffabe0897011340c70c82971305eddd784a.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 29,945
Posted By pericleto

Itís time to update this post to explain that I...

Itís time to update this post to explain that I am nowadays a happy user of Chedech :-)

It was not easy to purchase it though. I got it via a friendly Spanish guy who is a contributor to Chedech...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,184
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am pretty happy with my Airnimal Joey. It is a...

I am pretty happy with my Airnimal Joey. It is a much earlier version, rim brake instead of disk brake. And when mine was built you could not fit a front derailleur to it, that limited gearing.

I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,184
Posted By Jipe

In your list, there are two very different kind...

In your list, there are two very different kind of folding bikes.

First, small folded, fully folding bikes, the Birdy and Brompton

Second, much bigger folded, not fully folding bikes because he...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,442
Posted By ryancfp

The frame is same as Pinholecam. Fork : MRP...

The frame is same as Pinholecam.
Fork : MRP Rock Solid Carbon
RD : Ultegra RX
Cassette : 11-34
Shifter: Shimano RS700 11 speed
Brake Lever: R780 Flat Bar Road Brake Lever
Caliper: TRP SPYRE...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,084
Posted By MoWheels

I bought my first folder in January of this year...

I bought my first folder in January of this year and after almost 500 miles of riding, I have realized that I'm consistently slower on this bike vs my road bikes. I have adjusted my geometry as much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,909
Posted By mingo

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/i_6gkmxdp_x4_9d336d36728d9386ee7907f53b2ea4490d5b816a.jpg
In the wild in the Netherlands
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,442
Posted By bikewilltravel

The Cane Creek headset is a better headset. Lots...

The Cane Creek headset is a better headset. Lots of good 1 1/2 to 1 1/8 carbon forks on the market. Not sure you need a stem riser, all forks have a long steerer tube, just don't cut it until you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,442
Posted By timo888

No complaints about the brakes. Jam them on and...

No complaints about the brakes. Jam them on and the tires skid to a stop; or modulate the squeeze and come to a smooth stop. We don't ride in the rain so the fact that they're resin-pad only...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,442
Posted By bikewilltravel

Yes, that is my ride. Hope it is helpful with the...

Yes, that is my ride. Hope it is helpful with the GPX and lodging. I'm not a great writer, lol.

The Changebike is undermentioned, especially with bike touring but I have a feeling I'm going to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,442
Posted By bikewilltravel

Received MTB frame, excellent product response...

Received MTB frame, excellent product response and support from Flatbikes, USA. Built my bike using components from my ever increasing box of old spare parts. I used a full length cable, 2300mm,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,442
Posted By timo888

Here's a basic 1x10 Change semi-hardtail build in...

Here's a basic 1x10 Change semi-hardtail build in basic black-and-white with a bit of red and gold bling for my wife to take on rails-to-trails paths that her Brompton cannot handle with its skinny...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,442
Posted By Fentuz

Rival long cage might be clutched. this on is: ...

Rival long cage might be clutched. this on is:
https://www.bikester.co.uk/sram-rival1-type-30-derailleur-11s-langer-kaefig-black-silver-662643.html

Regarding tyres, I run the 650b with 50-584 and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,442
Posted By Fentuz

And you need a clutched derailleur with 11-42T...

And you need a clutched derailleur with 11-42T PG1130. I swap my 650b (10-42 pg1150) and 700C (11-42 pg1130) because the derailleur is clutched and the final ration is the same. I found that it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 71,813
Posted By Auclan

Much of this thread seems stuck on whether...

Much of this thread seems stuck on whether Brompton (after 40 years) should still own the design and prevent other manufacturers from copying it. I don’t want to enter that fray but instead comment...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By oranabana

Finally seems to be on its way - the bike frame....

Finally seems to be on its way - the bike frame. So I went ahead and started ordering parts. So far I found a local bike shop with a good selection and staff that seems helpful. But I already ordered...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,668
Posted By BromptonINrio

i see. weel, just looking to rear frame latch...

i see.
weel, just looking to rear frame latch you can see its not as easy to fold as regular brompton, because the use a quick skewer to tight the rear frame to main frame.
This means you proably...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,827
Posted By Trocadile

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1722x1214/minivelo_8fb6daca3f292cca299043303040622a222fd078.jpg
You've probably seen the frame if you've checked out AliExpress. Anyway, I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,576
Posted By Kabuto

I received the Bailout cassette, installed it on...

I received the Bailout cassette, installed it on my bike and finally went for a 35km test ride this morning. The verdict - I love it! It runs more quietly / smoothly than the original SRAM 10-42...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,576
Posted By Jipe

Yes, there are many studies showing that the...

Yes, there are many studies showing that the efficiency drops with smaller cogs.

But there are other factors like dirt that have also a major effect on chain transmission efficiency.

The same...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,576
Posted By Kabuto

The XD freehub is not an issue as my Tern Verge...

The XD freehub is not an issue as my Tern Verge X11 has one already. Its current cassette is a SRAM 10-42T, which gives plenty of range but the gaps between gears are huge, especially at the top end...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,616
Posted By tangerineowl

I have one brake setup using Juin Tech R1 +...

I have one brake setup using Juin Tech R1 + compressionless housing and KCNC lightweight rotors (around 75gm).

Recently gave the rotors a good clean and did quite a long bedding-in. Now the...
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