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Forum: Touring
02-21-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,565
Posted By joseff

My Cambium is the Slate color. Looking at the...

My Cambium is the Slate color. Looking at the two colors at the LBS, I suspect the natural would darken and the slate would fade.
Re. sag, the Cambium has no tensioning bolt. Apparently Brooks...
Forum: Touring
02-21-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,565
Posted By joseff

Flex-wise, I find my 300km old Cambium firmer...

Flex-wise, I find my 300km old Cambium firmer than my B17 Aged of the last 4 years. In terms of absorbing road irregularities, they are more or less equal.
You also need to know that the fabric top...
Forum: Touring
01-03-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,462
Posted By joseff

FWIW, I have 10sp 105 at the back with 10sp...

FWIW, I have 10sp 105 at the back with 10sp Dura-Ace downtube shifters. They work perfectly. But you're not going to make money by switching.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,823
Posted By joseff

For countries with reliable customs service (not...

For countries with reliable customs service (not mine!), getting the bike shouldn't be a problem... You simply order it through the myriad Taobao agents available. As for parts availability, it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,823
Posted By joseff

Actually, the folded Dove is still larger than...

Actually, the folded Dove is still larger than the Brompton by a fair margin:
Brompton 58.5 x 54.5 x 27cm ~ 86L
Dove 70 x 57 x 29cm ~ 116L

It is lighter though at < 9kg

And it rides on 14"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-13, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,823
Posted By joseff

I believe this page has the specs/size/weight: ...

I believe this page has the specs/size/weight:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.105.qRri6R&id=18754991287
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,950
Posted By joseff

Looking at the manufacturer's supplied numbers: ...

Looking at the manufacturer's supplied numbers:
Brompton 58.5 x 54.5 x 27cm ~ 86L
IF Move 97 x 27 x 50cm ~ 131L

So even with the single sided fork & stays, the IF Move only just manages to match...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-13, 02:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,950
Posted By joseff

Regarding the weight, I believe there's limited...

Regarding the weight, I believe there's limited scope for weight reduction, seeing that you can't replace the handlebar and wheels.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-13, 02:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,509
Posted By joseff

It's a photobucket issue, not Bike Forums.

It's a photobucket issue, not Bike Forums.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-13, 11:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,419
Posted By joseff

There's a newer thread on seatposts here: ...

There's a newer thread on seatposts here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/902492-Gub-Turner-seatposts-for-Dahon

You'll want the 33.9mm diameter post. These are generally available in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,995
Posted By joseff

I have an 2nd-gen (2008) Dahon postpump, it's...

I have an 2nd-gen (2008) Dahon postpump, it's 750g with the pump and 650 without, so the difference is exactly the weight of a minipump. No weight savings possible there, and the postpump is much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-13, 06:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By joseff

30 Years of Dahon (video)

It's an old video but I couldn't find it using the forum search, so I decided to share it.

http://youtu.be/KmqFu8LE250

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That bike at 11:54 is very pretty... looks like a polished Mu...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,221
Posted By joseff

What about helmet mirrors instead? I got mine...

What about helmet mirrors instead? I got mine here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161007669556?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 36,449
Posted By joseff

Do you mean the dove doesn't come with the...

Do you mean the dove doesn't come with the standard dahon 580mm seatpost? Btw yours is a BYA412, correct?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-13, 09:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 36,449
Posted By joseff

Thanks! I must say 66cm sounds quite...

Thanks!

I must say 66cm sounds quite short... I'm 173cm tall and normally I set the top of the saddle at 69cm from the BB.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 36,449
Posted By joseff

Hi neruca, Yes I'd like to know the...

Hi neruca,

Yes I'd like to know the measurement in centimeters:
- wheelbase (front axle to rear axle) distance.
- if the saddle is at maximum height (seatpost at minimum insertion line), what...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-13, 04:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 36,449
Posted By joseff

No it isn't, check out the price and domestic...

No it isn't, check out the price and domestic delivery charge here: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.20.j7psoO&id=22875556333
Then add your own preferred taobao forwarder fee +...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-13, 02:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 36,449
Posted By joseff

Could anyone with a BYA412 please post the...

Could anyone with a BYA412 please post the wheelbase measurement?
01-13-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 248,451
Posted By joseff

Hi guys, just picked up a brand new red 2011 for...

Hi guys, just picked up a brand new red 2011 for $180. Took rear brake & chain guard off, put power grips & a lighter saddle/seatpost on. Mine has 44x16 fixed/18 free, so slightly different gearing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By joseff

@dynocoaster Yes it's a 2008 Mu P8 with stock...

@dynocoaster
Yes it's a 2008 Mu P8 with stock hubs. Disappointingly heavy for SS at 10kg though.

@tedi
I'll switch to 53x16 for Bogor :D
It's stayed the same for so long because it's not my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By joseff

@tedi: I'd have to respectfully disagree mate. ...

@tedi: I'd have to respectfully disagree mate.
SS works out just fine :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3417/3550424603_1becee6d28.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-09, 06:13 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 54,765
Posted By joseff

@tedi: how much is the Nova in Jakarta?

@tedi: how much is the Nova in Jakarta?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-09, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By joseff

How much are you selling? :D

How much are you selling? :D
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,192
Posted By joseff

There have been many discussions on removing...

There have been many discussions on removing coaster brakes, both on this and other forums.

http://www.google.com/search?q=disable+coaster+brakes

Some contend that you need only remove the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By joseff

I think it was 25ish years ago, my cousin had one...

I think it was 25ish years ago, my cousin had one of these, IIRC with smaller wheels. I couldn't "ride" it, but he could.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-09, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By joseff

I'd like to second the "too long" comment above...

I'd like to second the "too long" comment above and add my own concern:
Wouldn't it steer to the right when encountering a pothole?

Imagine hitting a bump, flexing the frame tube. This will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-09, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,741
Posted By joseff

Yeah but that means building a new wheel... a...

Yeah but that means building a new wheel... a Vitesse D7 rear hub is the regular 1 3/8" threaded type IIRC, won't take a 13T FW.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,741
Posted By joseff

The only folder-specific issue would be gearing. ...

The only folder-specific issue would be gearing. The "conventional" singlespeed gearing is about 68"-72". On a 20"-wheeled folder with a 16t BMX freewheel, this means fitting a 60" chainring.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,479
Posted By joseff

Passenger ones are illegal. Many are (thinly)...

Passenger ones are illegal. Many are (thinly) disguised as cargo models and are still around. But you guys wouldn't be interested, they're more utilitarian and not as pretty as the Jogja ones.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-09, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,479
Posted By joseff

From the ride height and fender design, it's...

From the ride height and fender design, it's likely to have come from Yogyakarta.
Here's a Becak Yogya identification guide:
http://issuu.com/matatita/docs/becak
If you go several pages towards...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-09, 09:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,180
Posted By joseff

The "Made in xxx" simply means "70% of value...

The "Made in xxx" simply means "70% of value created in country xxx". So to follow on from Bacciagalupe's Pinarello (surprise!) example, that could simply mean:
- The carbon is laid in Taiwan, cost...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By joseff

My Mu also has a big rash (not just scratch) from...

My Mu also has a big rash (not just scratch) from the handlepost QR. I don't have pics of it but I basically used inner tube + rubber cement to do exactly like I did here:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,479
Posted By joseff

I'm Indonesian, and I know I speak for the...

I'm Indonesian, and I know I speak for the majority that we'd gladly trade our becaks for your Bromptons and Raleighs. Well, most of us, ranggapanji probably excepted.

Please do post pics and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By joseff

I tried a Topeak handlebar bag once, had to...

I tried a Topeak handlebar bag once, had to return it since I couldn't fold the bike with the bracket on the bar.

How does yours fold, John?

Cheers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By joseff

- Plan gear ratio; I went with 53/14 - Choose a...

- Plan gear ratio; I went with 53/14
- Choose a hub (not necessarily ss) and cog/freewheel to go with it
- Rebuild rear wheel
- Adjust chain length & chainline (spacers etc)

LBS involvement...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,023
Posted By joseff

MKS Promenade Ezy + Power Grips, one year without...

MKS Promenade Ezy + Power Grips, one year without plastic clips and never an accidental release. I do have the power grips set up very tight, though.
06-19-09, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,902,746
Posted By joseff

Please take it back. The man has discs.

Please take it back. The man has discs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By joseff

Maybe get another rear wheel? A regular 9-speed...

Maybe get another rear wheel? A regular 9-speed wheel plus XT cassette could take a kg off your bike. Then, get a new chainwheel to match the gears you use most.

Doesn't quite have the new bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By joseff

Read further down, OP says it's replaceable. ...

Read further down, OP says it's replaceable.
Also here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=548395
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-09, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By joseff

I'm quite sure it will go in. I'm sure my Mu P8...

I'm quite sure it will go in. I'm sure my Mu P8 is 135mm, and Dahon themselves sell a capreo model: the Mu C9. Just pay attention to the spoke count.

If you're looking for higher gears, I'd...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By joseff

You'll have to get a 305 16" rim, ideally you...

You'll have to get a 305 16" rim, ideally you should get a 36h but 32h should be okay. You can skip the 4 holes on the hub and still get a true enough wheel.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,298
Posted By joseff

Yep, I used to have a 6sp 14-28 freewheel. So it...

Yep, I used to have a 6sp 14-28 freewheel. So it *does* exist.
Ideally, you'd want this:
http://harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?ID=742
Shimano 11-28 freewheel. But you'll have a better...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,298
Posted By joseff

Can you share with us the gearing of your Tokyo? ...

Can you share with us the gearing of your Tokyo? Chainring/sprocket tooth counts?

I haven't been on the Curve for ages, but I don't remember it being a particularly speedy example. What you'd...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By joseff

The montagues look smaller in the pics, because...

The montagues look smaller in the pics, because they're usually shown with the front wheel removed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By joseff

sciencemonster: I've totally forgotten about...

sciencemonster: I've totally forgotten about these, until I saw them in another thread.
http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/technical/aberhallo.htm
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By joseff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN45u79kOFc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN45u79kOFc
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By joseff

The box-section stainless steel frame looks very...

The box-section stainless steel frame looks very very cool. Great looking bike!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-09, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By joseff

I dunno... the fact that the inside is tapered...

I dunno... the fact that the inside is tapered means less contact area. I'd be somewhat afraid.
You could probably get an adjustable (up & down) handlepost instead, and use the official stem to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By joseff

It's been discussed here: ...

It's been discussed here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=80670
Apparently the inside of the post is also tapered, if you're considering the stem adapter.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,828
Posted By joseff

CMIIW, I think the aluminium (Mu, Vitesse) and...

CMIIW, I think the aluminium (Mu, Vitesse) and steel (Boardwalk, Speed) frames have different seat tube OD and hence different sized FD hangers.
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