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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,362
Posted By Diode100

+1 Its only a mile, and downhill on the way home....

+1 Its only a mile, and downhill on the way home.

If you go by bike you wont be able to take it into the class room, you’ll have to find somewhere safe to lock it up, and folders are always...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-17, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,411
Posted By Diode100

Looks like a lot of chain slack in that second...

Looks like a lot of chain slack in that second photo, doesn't bode well for Birdy like chain problems when folding.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-17, 02:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,573
Posted By Diode100

I looked at the Rhino before I bought the...

I looked at the Rhino before I bought the Jetstream, it's a really nice bike but seriously expensive then, and more so now. Check out the folding mechanism first, as folding / unfolding is not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-17, 01:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,744
Posted By Diode100

I've got a Jetstream in the boot of a BMW 3...

I've got a Jetstream in the boot of a BMW 3 series compact with no problem, and a presto light went in the back of a 230 SLK ok, as long as you didn't want to put the roof down, I doubt there is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,372
Posted By Diode100

Here's a couple of interesting rare Japanese...

Here's a couple of interesting rare Japanese bikes :-


Panasonic WILL bike - rare retro folding bike / camper motorhome...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-17, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,372
Posted By Diode100

Ok, I'll see you and raise you a super fast...

Ok, I'll see you and raise you a super fast folding stainless DiBlasi.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Di-blasi-folding-bike-/332324121564?hash=item4d600fabdc:g:8-wAAOSwbIRZb1KC
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,372
Posted By Diode100

[QUOTE=Bonzo Banana;19753517]I assume you are not...

[QUOTE=Bonzo Banana;19753517]I assume you are not a fan of the original classic Dahon. I know its full of compromises and is quite heavy but for me it has a lot of charm and would like to own one at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,372
Posted By Diode100

I'd happily give house room to an original steel...

I'd happily give house room to an original steel framed Swift, a round tube Birdy, RE Revalation, Mezzo D10.

Is there a truly iconic Dahon yet, I'm not sure, maybe the short lived lightweight...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-17, 02:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,372
Posted By Diode100

This might not be the same Columbia manufacturer,...

This might not be the same Columbia manufacturer, but it's a great site, and it has some folding para bikes :-

COMPAX & PARATROOPER "The Folding Bikes"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By Diode100

There was an initial pre-production run of 400...

There was an initial pre-production run of 400 bikes in 1982, these bikes had the hump on the top tube I believe. There was one on eBay a few years back but it got pulled after only a few days....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By Diode100

Was yours the only garage broken into ? If...

Was yours the only garage broken into ?

If not then someone has seen you on the bikes and targeted you, not very nice.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-17, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,157
Posted By Diode100

Watch out if you are converting to IHG without a...

Watch out if you are converting to IHG without a horizontal drop out, you will almost certainly need a chain tensioner of some sort.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-17, 06:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,136
Posted By Diode100

How far away is the bicycle repair shop ? ...

How far away is the bicycle repair shop ?

What is the bus fare, consider you might have to make two, three or four journeys ?

I doubt the shop will charge you extra to remove and replace the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,970
Posted By Diode100

This Oyama mentioned on another thread might do,...

This Oyama mentioned on another thread might do, 7 speed Nexus IHG and belt drive, just not sure these bikes are still available in Europe.

Foldaway Solutions...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,599
Posted By Diode100

The difference between an indoor public place and...

The difference between an indoor public place and an outdoor one is that with an indoor one the thief probably gets to work on you bicycle lock(s) without being observed or disturbed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Diode100

If you find anything it will be the most common...

If you find anything it will be the most common sizes, 26", 20" perhaps, not 16".
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Diode100

You are very unlikely to find suitable tyres in a...

You are very unlikely to find suitable tyres in a hardware store, but any modern bike shop should be able to help you out, and of course you can order online. It's a good idea to always have a spare...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 04:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,970
Posted By Diode100

Folk on here are overthink the problem as usual,...

Folk on here are overthink the problem as usual, just buy a cheap folder you like the look of and when it gets rusty, as it will, use it as an anchor and buy another one.

Somewhere I have some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Diode100

The tyres that are fitted to Brompton at new are...

The tyres that are fitted to Brompton at new are quite high pressure I think, maybe you need to consider that as well as the size when looking for replacements.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,970
Posted By Diode100

Up to 50 miles a day is doable on 16" wheels, so...

Up to 50 miles a day is doable on 16" wheels, so I would discount that option straight off.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,537
Posted By Diode100

Why don't you post some photos of your own/actual...

Why don't you post some photos of your own/actual bike and it's problems rather than dredging up old internet copy ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-17, 04:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,778
Posted By Diode100

I doubt the OP actually has a Brompton, I think...

I doubt the OP actually has a Brompton, I think he / she is a troll.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,778
Posted By Diode100

Are there not health and environmental issues in...

Are there not health and environmental issues in the use of zinc for the galvanisation process ?

Plus it seems to me to be overkill for a bicycle, why not make the steel just that bit thicker to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,778
Posted By Diode100

Yes, when I was in Taipei recently, something of...

Yes, when I was in Taipei recently, something of a folding bike Mecca you would think, in seven days I saw about five bicycles, mostly old mountain bikes, and about fifty thousand scooters; these...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-17, 07:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,778
Posted By Diode100

Ok, that's one, but then you seem to keep your...

Ok, that's one, but then you seem to keep your bike in a black plastic bag topped up with rubbish, maybe that's part of the problem there.
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