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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,789
Posted By Jipe

The main advantage is that the PakiT with...

The main advantage is that the PakiT with derailleur will ride better than the Brompton with as drawback that it doesn't fold as easily as the Brompton.

But a 3s internal gear hub PakiT will not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,789
Posted By Jipe

Indeed, ETRTO349 is the Bormpton wheel size and...

Indeed, ETRTO349 is the Bormpton wheel size and most tires are 35x349 because its what the Brompton was made for.

But, maybe ETRTO355 would also fit since its only 6mm bigger?

There are wider...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,387
Posted By Jipe

The pictures of the Helix of Bym with pink...

The pictures of the Helix of Bym with pink VeeTire show that they should fit ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,387
Posted By Jipe

Thanks for the information. I as looking in...

Thanks for the information.

I as looking in the comparison table between "normal" and "lightweight" that doesn't include the 11s Hong-Kong specs.

Congratulation for your purchase, curious to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,387
Posted By Jipe

Was there any picture, drawing or other...

Was there any picture, drawing or other information published about the front mounting block like for the suitcase so that somebody else could try to make it ?

The lack of any easy luggage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,387
Posted By Jipe

Yes, the Brompton feel more reactive than other...

Yes, the Brompton feel more reactive than other folding bikes, even folding bikes with (almost) the same wheel size like the Birdy.

But its just a matter of get accustomed to that feeling.

I am...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,387
Posted By Jipe

ETRTO355 is 14mm smaller in diameter, the brake...

ETRTO355 is 14mm smaller in diameter, the brake pad must be lowered by 7mm, not always possible.

I am not sure that 40mm wide tires will be compatible with the brake calipers used on Moulton AM. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,387
Posted By Jipe

There is for the moment only one tire really...

There is for the moment only one tire really available in ETRTO369, its the Kojak. This situation last since several years, I wonder what will happen if Schwalbe stops the Kojak. I see that every...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 403,541
Posted By Jipe

The picture show clearly that its not for road or...

The picture show clearly that its not for road or trail use.

Therefore probably not really puncture proof.

But, anybody can try it and on some places roads are clean without debris and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,225
Posted By Jipe

Don't know where you are located but FYI, having...

Don't know where you are located but FYI, having a TI Birdy gen3, I have seen the list of owners of the gen3 TI Birdy and most of the owners are located in Asia, very few in Europe and elsewhere.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,494
Posted By Jipe

I also use full carbon addle on all my bikes, AX...

I also use full carbon addle on all my bikes, AX Lightness Leaf and AX Lightness Phoenix, both are very comfortable.

The Leaf fit for all types of bikes (I have it on a Moulton, Brompton, Birdy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 403,541
Posted By Jipe

If you look atthe European Schwalbe website...

If you look atthe European Schwalbe website https://www.schwalbe.com/en/mtb-reader/billy-bonkers, the use cases are clearly BMX and not MTB or road use.



Schwalbe website has no BMX category,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 403,541
Posted By Jipe

The sepcs says "BICYCLES WITH 35/45mm HEAD TUBE"...

The sepcs says "BICYCLES WITH 35/45mm HEAD TUBE" .

I am wondering if the block and bag won't pivot around the head tube ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 403,541
Posted By Jipe

This Valeria adapter...

This Valeria adapter (https://www.valeriasbikeaccessories.com/en/accessories-/402-front-carrier-block-universal-adapter-set-for-scooters-and-bicycles.html) doesn't fit on a Birdy, there is just no...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 403,541
Posted By Jipe

What are you talking about? The last post...

What are you talking about?

The last post discuss Birdy wheels and disc brakes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,159
Posted By Jipe

This kind of frame exist in many different sizes...

This kind of frame exist in many different sizes with and without handle: front frame (https://www.vlerickfietsen.be/nl/zoeken?query=voordrager&page=2&perPage=9&cache=false).
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Jipe

There is another reason for not being able to...

There is another reason for not being able to completely fold the rear wheel and not being able to push completely the seatpost: its the chain not being on the smallest sprocket !

To be able to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 403,541
Posted By Jipe

Besides Hubsmith, I do not know any brand having...

Besides Hubsmith, I do not know any brand having a Birdy disc front hub and a rear XDR hub or a conversion to XDR freewheel.

The Hubsmith Birdy disc front hub is for straight pull spokes what...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 403,541
Posted By Jipe

I build a new set of wheels using an XDR...

I build a new set of wheels using an XDR compatible rear hub, a Hope RS4 135mm OLD 5mm quick release.

The rear wheel of the Birdy disc is standard 135mm OLD 5mm quick release.

I also build new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,387
Posted By Jipe

ETRTO507 is a BMX tire size. Most tires are BMX...

ETRTO507 is a BMX tire size. Most tires are BMX tires not road tires and are wider than 40mm.

Globally, 24" size has always been a mess with at least 3 ETRTO sizes, ETRTO507, ETRTO520 and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,387
Posted By Jipe

The Kenda Kwest is (was ?) a city tire while the...

The Kenda Kwest is (was ?) a city tire while the Konversion (https://bicycle.kendatire.com/en-us/find-a-tire/bicycle/bmx/konversion-pro/) is a BMX tire.

Strange, the Konversion on the EU website...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Jipe

The seatpost should go to the ground. If it...

The seatpost should go to the ground.

If it cannot, its the blocker is blocker you mention which isn't well adjusted (its adjustable with a nut on a threaded bar), this piece is used to lock the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,387
Posted By Jipe

What I mean is that a big part of the weight...

What I mean is that a big part of the weight saving the customer pay for is obtained by the lightweight tire and inner tube that won't last long and aren't replaceable or are fragile.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 403,541
Posted By Jipe

These are BMX tires, not meant for road use which...

These are BMX tires, not meant for road use which could mean poor puncture resistance (protection level 6 of 10).

Note that the Schwalbe European website...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Jipe

Is the seatpost sufficiently extended ? The...

Is the seatpost sufficiently extended ? The inserted seatpost lock the rear wheel folded (or unfolded) like on a Brompton.

To fully fold the rear wheel, the chain must be placed on the smallest...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,056
Posted By Jipe

Yes, it was TL ready and mounted tubeless. I...

Yes, it was TL ready and mounted tubeless.

I do not have these tires anymore, one had to be replaced due to a de-lamination between the outer layer and the frame of the tire (there was a kind of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,056
Posted By Jipe

Its the very first version of the28x406 Pro-one...

Its the very first version of the28x406 Pro-one mounted on Andoza rims that I measured at about 32mm when inflated at 8bar.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By Jipe

Kinetics...

Kinetics (https://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/folding-bikes/brompton/brompton-wheel-sizes/) now also has Brompton fork and rear triangle compatible with ETRTO355 wheels and wide tires like Big Apple.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,772
Posted By Jipe

The choice and availability of tires in ETRTO451...

The choice and availability of tires in ETRTO451 is limited !

There is no real benefit for choosing ETRTO451 because there are the same road race tires in 28x406 while there are very few wide...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Jipe

I am afraid that mid drive electric assist +...

I am afraid that mid drive electric assist + enviolo + gates belt + disc brake will end up in a quite heavy folder difficult to carry.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,387
Posted By Jipe

For the saddle/seatpost extension to the rear...

For the saddle/seatpost extension to the rear when folded problem, a solution I use often on other folders is to turn the seatpost 90 degree when folded.

Another issue you should maybe consider if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Jipe

Then the Moulton wheels for the higher end...

Then the Moulton wheels for the higher end Moulton like the Moulton Jubilee and Moulton Speed won't fit, these bikes have a 130mm road OLD. Even if its steel, I wouldn't stress the frame with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,387
Posted By Jipe

I agree with you, ETRTO507 wheels with 40mm...

I agree with you, ETRTO507 wheels with 40mm nominal wide tires are about 23" in diameter with the tires mounted (the real diameter depend of the rim width and real tire width).

Based on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Jipe

You should check the size: is it 20" ETRTO406 or...

You should check the size: is it 20" ETRTO406 or 20" ETRTO451 ?

And the rear OLD, what is the rear OLD of your TSR, 130mm like most other Moulton or 135mm ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Jipe

You can buy the wheelset of the higher end models...

You can buy the wheelset of the higher end models with the Moulton hubs, for instance the wheels of the Moulton Speed. They are lightweight but strong enough for regular road use.

Another...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 735,387
Posted By Jipe

If you look at the comparison between the normal...

If you look at the comparison between the normal and ultralight, the weight reduction is for me mixed.

There are good thing, the transmission for instance with the E13 9-34 cassette.

Strange...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Jipe

There are often used folder that were actually...

There are often used folder that were actually very little used.

This happen for instance for folders bought to be used together with a boat, an airplane, a camping car... many of these people...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,335
Posted By Jipe

Marathon weight 420g per piece in 35x349. ...

Marathon weight 420g per piece in 35x349.

The Continental Contact Urban weight 265g in 35x349.

That's 155g per tire, 310g savings and better tires in any aspects for 40, that's an incredible...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,335
Posted By Jipe

Carbon seatpost on a folder that is often...

Carbon seatpost on a folder that is often folded/unfolded is not a good option because carbon is easily scratched by dirt deposit on the seatpost and carbon doesn't like the compression/decompression...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,335
Posted By Jipe

An even easier way to carry the Brompton, also...

An even easier way to carry the Brompton, also folded, is to use a shoulder strap.

I use the shoulder strap of the Radical Design transport bag...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,335
Posted By Jipe

There are several suppliers for the custom...

There are several suppliers for the custom Brompton components.

For the Brompton parts, in UE: titanium rear triangle (https://www.vlerickfietsen.be/nl/brompton-achterframe-titanium) titanium fork...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,335
Posted By Jipe

First, you say get lighter components to...

First, you say get lighter components to compensate for the additional weight, i.e. saving 3kg. This is very difficult and would mean replacing a lot of components, almost all including fork and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Jipe

Does your NWT seatmast fold to the right side ? ...

Does your NWT seatmast fold to the right side ?

Do you also think that the seatmast of the NWT of the picture folds to the right side ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Jipe

Thanks for the information. I was thinking that...

Thanks for the information. I was thinking that the folding seat mast was introduced earlier, something like 2002 or 2003 !

I guess your NWT isn't equipped with a 3x7 speed transmission and that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Jipe

Thanks for the info. I didn't knew that a...

Thanks for the info.

I didn't knew that a change happened in the folding side of the rear triangle.

Yes, its a mall one, the vendor says 52cm for people up to 1m70 or a little more.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Jipe

Its a Cane Creek suspended seatpost. No...

Its a Cane Creek suspended seatpost.

No other picture available.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Jipe

Its a used NWT proposed to a friend of mine. ...

Its a used NWT proposed to a friend of mine.

The seller didn't provide the frame number.

I saw that very old NWT do not have the folding seat mast (like the Tikit) but a classic seatpost.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Jipe

Bike Friday NWT: how old is this bike ?

I wonder how old is the Bike Friday NWT pictured below ?

Its a 3x7 speed.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x540/62080011_c0176e7ae15d603a2b1fdac3f46407457eef49e5.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 403,541
Posted By Jipe

R&M Birdy are already expensive, if the customer...

R&M Birdy are already expensive, if the customer needs to rebuild a rear heel with an XDR hub (which aren't cheap), it will become quite expensive.

Did you try to order a new Sunrace cassette from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 403,541
Posted By Jipe

As said, the question is for a friend of mine who...

As said, the question is for a friend of mine who is hesitating to buy a R&M Birdy Touring with Sunrace hub+cassette because he is afraid of the future availability of the Sunrace proprietary...
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