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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By bhkyte

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,858
Posted By bhkyte

OK my experience. Add 1 chain catcher does...

OK my experience.
Add
1 chain catcher does not work, might also end up stuck in rear cassette in long grass and break drailler, etc.
Solution run an ihg or...
move to larger cog medium cage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,580
Posted By bhkyte

Mezzo

Hi . Sorry I have been slow to get back .your message is not showing iin my inbox .
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By bhkyte

Er no. can you post a photo. it sounds like...

Er no.
can you post a photo.
it sounds like an anti saddle thieft device fitted by previous owner.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By bhkyte

step away from the folding pedal

I have tried pretty much all the folding pedals that get recomemded on these forums. This included the folding recomendations on this thread. I have only had 2 makes of folding peddled last any time....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,306
Posted By bhkyte

suspension seatpost

Hi I just added a basic model suspension seatpost.
it made the bike bearable off road.
I am currently not using the mezzo a lot tending to use my Birdies currently. Next summer I might play with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By bhkyte

Hi. you are missing a rubber shim. You can...

Hi.
you are missing a rubber shim. You can proberly make one.
the mezzo seatpost has no slippage issues.
it can crack as there is a degign fault.
good luck with getting it running.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-18, 05:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 33,562
Posted By bhkyte

most folders can be fast if set up right imo

Dual drive mezzo and downtube real flyers. Brompton was great out of the saddle but needed more gears.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

chain clearence frame clearence, chain line

I run a litepro combination chainguard and cog set. Its around 25 on ebay. Then you can mounted the combination with the cog on the outside of the crank spider. This solves many issues. Like frame...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By bhkyte

Oh just realised. ​​​​​​​as it's a Dahon...

Oh
just realised.
​​​​​​​as it's a Dahon frame it doesn't need a Birdie stem.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By bhkyte

Hi. how did you get the fork to connect to the...

Hi.
how did you get the fork to connect to the forks?
birdies usually use an inverted stem.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

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if you check my red birdie I have a large cog r mech which sloves some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

The reason why birdies have a long cage in to...

The reason why birdies have a long cage in to take up the slack chain in folding so the chain doesn't fall off when unfolding .It's less nessary if the BB chain tensioner is fitted, like on the mk4, ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

Birdie hub choice

If you go for a long cage then there in a risk of picking up debris and a tangling it in the rear cassette. I did this and snapped the rear mech , manggled the chain catcher and broke the front chain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

birdie gearing

I would not consider a double or tripple chainring on a Birdie.
there is not really enough clearence for the fold.
I would also avoid a medium cage if you can.
I recomend you go for an IHG on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,538
Posted By bhkyte

shim

Hi. Not really a good solution on a folder as it will possibly come out and get lost when you move the seat up and down.
you could try gluing it in to the frame as an insert.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,728
Posted By bhkyte

brompton

If I still had a Brompton I would put about how much the stem flexes.
not a problem on my Birdie or Mezzos.
other than that all my Bromptons have been perfect.
thats why I have sold 3 and not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,728
Posted By bhkyte

birdie

1) steering is unstable. See birdie thread.
2) cant get stem replaced for my older birdie mk2.
3) not much frame clearence.
4) not much tyre clearence if fit wide tyres.
5) alloy frame get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

That seems a good deal.I like this version as you...

That seems a good deal.I like this version as you can put big apples on. It has the right rear drailler the updated stem from the pin version.
Its wrong to state the monocoque was discontinued. Its...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

Got a link for this amazon birdie?

Got a link for this amazon birdie?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

swop stems?

I have a sports stem that requires pins replacing. Do you want to swop plus cash to sort out the pins?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,799
Posted By bhkyte

Generally there are two type of seatpost. They...

Generally there are two type of seatpost.
They fit pretty much any seat.
Either the seatpost has a built in clamp like the one shown in your picture.

Or it has no clamp but tappers to a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

Or someone "asking about your Brompton".

Or someone "asking about your Brompton".
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-18, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

correction

It's not really important but.....
The sport stem that I have fitted to an older non monocoque birdie is more forward than the current versions. This is the older version of the stem in silver...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-18, 03:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,945
Posted By bhkyte

birdie does roll when folded!!

Just to correct a privious post here. tourning version of the Birdie does roll when folded. It has roller wheels on the rear rack and the front rack folds up to act as a towering handle like a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-18, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

Funny. I caame from a BMX racing background...

Funny.
I caame from a BMX racing background where sitting is extremely rare. Just for a pose in qualifiers as you are well ahead going over the line.
A top rider I knew had his seat high and did...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,335
Posted By bhkyte

Seatpost rack would be the way to go

Seatpost rack would be the way to go
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

Yes thats not right. Is it over greased, or...

Yes thats not right.
Is it over greased, or used the wrong grease. Or is the shifter mechanism catching onthe gog?
Over greased would be my guess.
Is it over tightened somehow on the cones...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,141
Posted By bhkyte

Never mind the bike but can we produce an...

Never mind the bike but can we produce an exclusive box set series from this thread!!.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

Front fork pivots are maintainable. They can...

Front fork pivots are maintainable. They can loosen.

Rear frame pivot is discribed as maintence free.
However they do wear out and can be replaced by dealers. Just had mike done.
Dont think...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

Having to change up and down like you describe is...

Having to change up and down like you describe is due to two possible reasons.
1) lack of spring return in the cable system. Ie brake levers springs or drailler springs weak.
More likely
2)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

Does anyone need a brand new bidie stem for an...

Does anyone need a brand new bidie stem for an integrated headset framed bike?
Don't fit my older model.
It's a shame as the mk4 stem is a work of art!
Gladly swop for birdie kit also.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

Interesting. My Mezzo with kojacks is...

Interesting.
My Mezzo with kojacks is definitely a lot faster than the marathon shod in the same set up. (now sold)
Don't have any data to prove the case.
I don't have a jokack tyre on my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,306
Posted By bhkyte

rack

I can put on ebay sometime if you want.
Its new and wrapped still.
25 plus postage would cover what I paid for it.
I can let you know when its on.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,306
Posted By bhkyte

The Brompton rack is much smaller then the mezzo...

The Brompton rack is much smaller then the mezzo rack. About 50%.
I have a spare mezzo rack if you need one.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

Make sure you get one for the right birdie frame....

Make sure you get one for the right birdie frame. You need a stem for either a threadless headset or a built in headset like the newer version. The steerer lengths are different
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

birdie stems

Just a note if you are looking to replace the birdie stem.
New stems are for integrated headsets frames and are too short for older frames with threadless headsets.
I have just bought a used but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 67,960
Posted By bhkyte

I just fitted dual drive hub to mine

I just fitted dual drive hub to mine
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 67,960
Posted By bhkyte

The 56 tooth is largest the D10 chain guard deals...

The 56 tooth is largest the D10 chain guard deals with. Not an issue but I think the chain catcher will only deal up to a 56t that will be an issue.
I have a cespro hub is you are interested in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-17, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By bhkyte

Its still relatively easy to ride a bike with...

Its still relatively easy to ride a bike with detachable pedals that have been removed.
The thief might not realise this. So it still might work as a deterrent.
I forgot them once and was still...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,707
Posted By bhkyte

220 for a nexus IHG 7 speed sounds great. Pay...

220 for a nexus IHG 7 speed sounds great. Pay the extra 50.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,544
Posted By bhkyte

They were ridiculous with my Merc sale on ebay....

They were ridiculous with my Merc sale on ebay. My advert got pulled three times due to me describing it have having Brompton tyres and frame clip.
Apparently I couldnt call the rear frame a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,948
Posted By bhkyte

Swift comes to mind. You can get frame only. ...

Swift comes to mind.
You can get frame only.
Takes mainly standard parts also.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By bhkyte

reviews

Hi Yan I will add a couple in a few days.
All the best
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,132
Posted By bhkyte

re Fuji

There was a post saying it's not the most compact of folds.
Actually it is one of THE most compact folding 26" wheeled bikes. Much smaller to fold than a Dahon expresso or simular.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,306
Posted By bhkyte

taking bikes in shops

Just act as if its an everydaything to do and dont look self conscious.
Hardly any issues taking small folding bikes in shops in years.
Especially if they are on rollerwheels.

One person...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 55,306
Posted By bhkyte

Hi. Very rarely leave my folder anywhere. the...

Hi.
Very rarely leave my folder anywhere. the few occasions I have locked my mezzo up regularly was in a busy open space in front of uni class room windows.
What I did them was fold the bike and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,971
Posted By bhkyte

Mine went rusty within 2 months of light use and...

Mine went rusty within 2 months of light use and not ridden in the rain as far as I can remember.
Some Brompton owners dispute this, or blame the owner on these forums.
I think you should take it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

You will have to do the leg work there. Just...

You will have to do the leg work there.
Just need dimensions for sestpost diameter and required reach.

Adjustable reach versions available.
Or use a front mech??
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-17, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 350,892
Posted By bhkyte

You might also find a plastic seatpost mounted...

You might also find a plastic seatpost mounted chain retainer clip for about 3.
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