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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,338
Posted By Jipe

Seems to be two problems with Vello+. The...

Seems to be two problems with Vello+.

The lack of after sale support of the seller VelloBike (can't really call VolloBile the manufacturer since they only assemble the Bike, all parts including...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Jipe

The drawback of this front mounting solution is...

The drawback of this front mounting solution is the weight limit of 7kg (which is the total front weight, including the weight of the bag).

For the Brompton front block its 10kg what makes a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 384
Posted By Jipe

I fully agree with Ron, the main factor is the...

I fully agree with Ron, the main factor is the frame geometry, not the wheel size and especially not a relatively small wheel diameter difference as between ETRTO451 and ETRTO406 (and an ETRTO406...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

No idea, the Litepro one is recent, didn't exist...

No idea, the Litepro one is recent, didn't exist when I bought the Ridea one (its very usual for Litepro to copy components developed by other companies, its the same for the Brompton front block...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-22, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

Because its needed to strongly tighten the...

Because its needed to strongly tighten the original seatpost clamp to avoid to have the seatpost slowly sliding down.

With this Ridea clamp, one clamp is around the seatpost, the second around the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-22, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

This picture was taken this winter just after...

This picture was taken this winter just after installing the new 11s rear wheel in place of the original 10s (+new rear derailleur and new chain), its now much less clean! As you can see, the crap...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Jipe

No, its not possible since the SA hub has a much...

No, its not possible since the SA hub has a much smaller OLD of 110mm than the Alfine 11 which has an OLD of 135mm.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

The problem in Europe and US is that Riese &...

The problem in Europe and US is that Riese & Müller doesn't do active marketing of the Birdy anymore focusing on ebike. Most R&M dealers do not sell the Birdy and have zero knowledge of it. There is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

No, the problem on the Birdy disc is not the OLD...

No, the problem on the Birdy disc is not the OLD which is the standard 100mm but the position of the disc which isn't standard, its closer to the center of the wheel, at a bigger distance from the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

The hub dynamo in the test are hub dynamo for big...

The hub dynamo in the test are hub dynamo for big wheels that rotate slower than the small wheels of the Birdy (and most folding bikes).

The Shutter Precision dynamo of the Birdy disc is a special...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

jackyharuhiko...

jackyharuhiko (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/jackyharuhiko-553628.html) has a Pacific Cycle Birdy, most Pacific Cycle Birdy are factory equipped with the 10.5 turn softer front spring while...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

On Birdy without low rider, there is a bolt that...

On Birdy without low rider, there is a bolt that close the threaded hole.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-22, 03:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Jipe

The "squirrelly" behavior of the Brompton (which...

The "squirrelly" behavior of the Brompton (which isn't a problem after a short time of getting used to) is not due to the wheel size, its due to the Brompton frame design. Modified Brompton with 20"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-22, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

Yes, the rear fender stay is very thick. There...

Yes, the rear fender stay is very thick. There are two reasons for that.

First as Glye says, because the folded bike rest on it.

But the stay is also used to hold the bottom of the rear pannier...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

Imperium Cycles is probably using a hub from...

Imperium Cycles is probably using a hub from another brand to build their wheels, is there a brand on the hub itself ?

Often, the freewheel body is removable and exists in several standards, its...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

The Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000 I use is the SGS...

The Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000 I use is the SGS with a medium cage, its position to the ground is I think similar to the one of the SRAM Etap AXS. For those, there are two types, the older one that was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

I have also two Moulton with the leading link...

I have also two Moulton with the leading link front suspension.

If I had to rate the suspensions of the Birdy vs. the one of the Moulton, I would say that the rear cone suspension with the bottom...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

Yes, big Apple are compatible with the original...

Yes, big Apple are compatible with the original Birdy fenders, the Birdy Rohloff is factory equipped with Big Apple. For the Birdy Touring, you have to remove two plastic washers mounted between the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

First my Brompton that was a S type superlight 6...

First my Brompton that was a S type superlight 6 speed is highly upgraded, most components have been upgraded including the transmission which is now a 14s Rohloff hub.

For the Birdy, I ave two...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Jipe

Yes, with these tires, they have a higher rolling...

Yes, with these tires, they have a higher rolling resistance. But if you use some wide road tires like the Big Apple, Big Ben... they roll very well.

Now the Continental Contact Urban have an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Jipe

A light build based on a steel frame Brompton...

A light build based on a steel frame Brompton will never be as light as one based on a steel-titanium frame (P-line) or a full titanium frame (T-line) due to the higher weight of the frame!

The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-22, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

The Avid BB7 single piston have a poor braking...

The Avid BB7 single piston have a poor braking power and need frequent re-adjustment, but if I understand well, you already replaced them for Shimano XT hydraulic ?

The drawback of the 11-32 is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 578,966
Posted By Jipe

What is a "Birdy 3 standard" ? Is it a Riese...

What is a "Birdy 3 standard" ?

Is it a Riese & Müller Birdy 3 or a Pacific Cycles Birdy 3 ? What model, what transmission ?

The current Riese & Müller Birdy 3 all have Shimano Deore hydraulic...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,584
Posted By Jipe

What is important isn't the rim size but the...

What is important isn't the rim size but the wheel diameter with the tire on it and the tire width.

With ETRTO406 20" rims, the maximum tire width is about 32mm (I could have 35mm wide tires only...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 882,810
Posted By Jipe

No problem, but as can be seen, the Birdy is only...

No problem, but as can be seen, the Birdy is only slightly bigger folded than the Brompton and as consequence much smaller than Helix.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 882,810
Posted By Jipe

This picture is my Brompton compared to my Birdy...

This picture is my Brompton compared to my Birdy Titanium, not to Helix !
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 882,810
Posted By Jipe

I have also followed the project since the start...

I have also followed the project since the start of the Kickstarter campaign and I have to disagree with you on several points.

It was never said that its a very ambitious risky project and during...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-22, 02:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,664
Posted By Jipe

You can find the full specs on...

You can find the full specs on https://www.traditionalcycleshop.co.uk/blog/2019/9/6/the-new-moulton-cone

Transmission is indeed low en Sunrace crankset and SRAM derailleur. But its easy to find...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,664
Posted By Jipe

I think that the reason is that the Brompton...

I think that the reason is that the Brompton bikes are affordable but Brompton had no high end bikes (before the T-line) the "special editions" were higher end more expensive "dream bikes".

For...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,458
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
03-23-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,585
Posted By Jipe

The 52t chainring and 9-32 cassette of the Birdy...

The 52t chainring and 9-32 cassette of the Birdy Touring with wheel diameter close to the one of the swift when using 50mm wide tires provides nice gear inches and a large enough range to ride fast...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 882,810
Posted By Jipe

It depends for what. For the front block...

It depends for what.

For the front block adapter, there is a version for Birdy 2 but not for Birdy 1 I think ?

For the wheel size swap, its only possible with disc brakes. Only part of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By Jipe

Indeed, almost no folding bikes with through...

Indeed, almost no folding bikes with through axles but it become very common on non folding bikes.

Some trailers are compatible with through axles, its the case of the Radical Design trailers that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,898
Posted By Jipe

Indeed, its just re-branding Chinese designed,...

Indeed, its just re-branding Chinese designed, Chinese built and probably Chinese assembled bikes (at that price, I do not think that it can be US assembled). So its mainly Chinese business.

Now...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,386
Posted By Jipe

The need of a mountain bike aren't the same as...

The need of a mountain bike aren't the same as the need of a road bike.

MTB suspension just do not fit the needs of road bikes. No road bike need 150 or 170mm suspension travel !

Moreover, MTB...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,386
Posted By Jipe

There are such tires, the Greenspeed Scorcher 120...

There are such tires, the Greenspeed Scorcher 120 40x406 is such a tire.

I didn't try it but I used the 40x349 Greenspeed Scorcher 120 and indeed, its very fast. Faster than the race Schwalbe...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By Jipe

What I mean is that resin pads brake immediately...

What I mean is that resin pads brake immediately hard even with little power on the lever. Later on, indeed they do not resist as well to long braking like in downhill or/and an heavy bike.

But...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,736
Posted By Jipe

Look at the price of other titanium frame folders...

Look at the price of other titanium frame folders like Helix, Seattle Cycles Burke, Birdy Titanium... its similar or cheaper !
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,736
Posted By Jipe

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 375,581
Posted By Jipe

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-27-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,703
Posted By Jipe

The Schwalbe Marathon are excellent tires, strong...

The Schwalbe Marathon are excellent tires, strong and astonishingly fast rolling for a touring tire. But they are heavy and their grip on wet roads (or worse cobbles) is poor.

I think that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By Jipe

Only left side must fold. The only model...

Only left side must fold.

The only model that folds very narrow/flat is the Bompton folding pedal.

All other types are wider folded than the Brompton folding pedal.

Another option is to use...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,118
Posted By Jipe

The CHPT3 cost 2930€, i.e. not twice and actually...

The CHPT3 cost 2930€, i.e. not twice and actually not that much more than a Superlight but indeed, like all he special editions its overpriced just for a special color and some different but not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,118
Posted By Jipe

The titanium fork and rear triangle have been...

The titanium fork and rear triangle have been manufactured at several places since they exist, including Russia.

Brompton had several times quality and delivery problems with these two parts that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,637
Posted By Jipe

I do not agree with this statement of Pacific...

I do not agree with this statement of Pacific Cycles, I think that the elastomer bring some damping of the spring.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,637
Posted By Jipe

R&M has two elastomer, allround and hard:...

R&M has two elastomer, allround and hard: Vouwfietsen has them, its an official R&M reseller from The Netherlands (https://www.vouwfietsen.com/onderdelen/birdy-onderdelen/birdy-veer-vouwdelen/)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By Jipe

If you have a Lezyne Road Drive, you can place it...

If you have a Lezyne Road Drive, you can place it in the seatpost of the Brompton where its hidden but still always available.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,464
Posted By Jipe

If the bike uses rim brakes, moving from ETRTO451...

If the bike uses rim brakes, moving from ETRTO451 to ETRTO406 means that the brake pads should be lowered by 22.5mm, that's a lot.

I doubt its possible and anyway increasing the brake arm length...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,464
Posted By Jipe

Actually, the ETRTO451 size wasn't made for...

Actually, the ETRTO451 size wasn't made for commuting bikes.

In 20", its ETRTO406 with wider tires that was considered for commuting.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,464
Posted By Jipe

That's the problem: none of these touring tires...

That's the problem: none of these touring tires exists in ETRTO451.

In the list of ETRTO451 tires of Modern Bike, the best option is probably the Panaracer Minits Tough which is the stronger...
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