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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 233,677
Posted By 1nterceptor

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49057115502_21...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49057115502_21c0511060.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hK1xjf)
Orlando, Florida - USA (https://flic.kr/p/2hK1xjf) by 1nterceptor...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By 1nterceptor

That was a demo bike that I just borrowed from...

That was a demo bike that I just borrowed from BFold of New York City.
Sorry I don't recall the chain ring/wheel teeth count; that will dictate gear inches range.
You can probably get the range...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 52,841
Posted By 1nterceptor

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 52,841
Posted By 1nterceptor

Welcome @towatai to BF. If you don't mind...

Welcome @towatai to BF. If you don't mind answering a few questions please:

1. your height.
2. your weight
3. riding surface in your area
4. bumpy?
5. smooth?
6. luggage? backpack,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By 1nterceptor

See post no. 4. Bike Friday pakiT with a Gates...

See post no. 4.
Bike Friday pakiT with a Gates carbon drive.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By 1nterceptor

Have used Marathon, Marathon Plus and Kojaks(wire...

Have used Marathon, Marathon Plus and Kojaks(wire bead and folding).
In addition to Brompton tire(discontued) and Primo Comet.

Primo Comet and Kojak are my favorites. :)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By 1nterceptor

If you haven't already; maybe put clipless...

If you haven't already; maybe put clipless pedals:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh5V2BYUiL4&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=20
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By 1nterceptor

Pretty happy with my Bike Friday pakiT: ...

Pretty happy with my Bike Friday pakiT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm1RfYSE5rM&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=9
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By 1nterceptor

1. Correct. 2. I try to match the chain w/ the...

1. Correct.
2. I try to match the chain w/ the chainring(10 speed to 10 speed, 9 speed to 9 speed, etc.)
If your chain is not too old and want to reuse it; I'd try to find a 8 speed ring.

I went...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,438
Posted By 1nterceptor

MKS EZY models has circlips to prevent unwanted...

MKS EZY models has circlips to prevent unwanted removal.
Although most folks don't bother using them; myself included.
No problems for the most part.

MKS EZY Superior models require that you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've bought and sold 4 Bromptons so far. Have...

I've bought and sold 4 Bromptons so far.
Have tried 2, 3 and 6 speeds. My only Brompton
right now has 6 speeds. I travel a bit; and the 6 speed
helps when I visit a hilly city/town(Virginia,...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,650
Posted By 1nterceptor

Been doing this(runing w/ lites on all the time)...

Been doing this(runing w/ lites on all the time) for about 10 years now.
I'll add another tip; have at least 2 front and 2 rear lights. :)...
09-16-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By 1nterceptor

Normal and okay to use.

Normal and okay to use.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,149
Posted By 1nterceptor

Maybe ask Bfold in NYC if they stock both and...

Maybe ask Bfold in NYC if they stock
both and if you can see them side by side.
09-11-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By 1nterceptor

For me the best multi tool available is the Tern...

For me the best multi tool available is the Tern tool:
https://www.ternbicycles.com/us/gear/472/tern-tool

I don't know how you can improve on it. Make it out of
titanium for the weight weenie...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By 1nterceptor

I studied in Nanjing University for a few weeks....

I studied in Nanjing University for a few weeks. I brought my cheap folder.
I got a heavy chain + lock when I arrived. It came in handy when I went
shopping and going to parks. Even at the campus...
09-11-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,314
Posted By 1nterceptor

Who made up the law and why should anybody give a...

Who made up the law and why should anybody give a rat's behind to it? ;)
09-10-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 23,430
Posted By 1nterceptor

I'm in the New York City area; can walk to lots...

I'm in the New York City area; can walk to lots of shops.
But sometimes I want more choices, better price and/or quality.
Might ride 5 miles or more:...
09-10-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,314
Posted By 1nterceptor

Been running my lights day or nite; dry or...

Been running my lights day or nite; dry or raining
for over 10 years now. I guess it works; :D still in
1 piece here in New York City:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By 1nterceptor

Not for carrying stuff. For smoother rolling in...

Not for carrying stuff. For smoother rolling in shopping
cart mode. Especially E type; no fender wheel.

For carrying things; use front luggage system.
08-09-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,627
Posted By 1nterceptor

Only tried a few. Terns w/ Bafang & Bosch, Oyama...

Only tried a few. Terns w/ Bafang & Bosch, Oyama & Brompton.
Seems Bosch is the quietest of the ones I tried.
08-08-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,748
Posted By 1nterceptor

Bfold stocks and sells the Tern Vektron. You...

Bfold stocks and sells the Tern Vektron.
You can also order any Bike Friday from them.
I recently picked up a Tern Vektron from them;
very happy commuting with it. :)
https://bfold.com/...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By 1nterceptor

Never tried any 5 speed hub at the time this...

Never tried any 5 speed hub at the time this thread was created. But last year; BFold of New York City was
nice enough to let me take their Chedech on a long test ride. It has a Sturmey Archer 5...
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By 1nterceptor

Depends on the brand/model. Bike Fridays for...

Depends on the brand/model. Bike Fridays for example can
be ordered with a double up front and 11 speed at the back.
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By 1nterceptor

Just got a new folder; Tern Vektron Q9. This...

Just got a new folder; Tern Vektron Q9.
This thing has 20 X 2.15(I think, maybe wider?) Big Apple tires;
super smooth. You'll have a hard time telling what size it is
based on ride quality. Maybe...
07-31-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,578
Posted By 1nterceptor

Did you bed-in/break-in the pads/rotors?

Did you bed-in/break-in the pads/rotors?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 233,677
Posted By 1nterceptor

Lost in the jungles of New Jersey; Tern Vektron...

Lost in the jungles of New Jersey; Tern Vektron Q9. :)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48425244531_4b166b1508.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gMb36a)
Tern Vektron Q9 (https://flic.kr/p/2gMb36a) by...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By 1nterceptor

Have used both chromo and stainless steel...

Have used both chromo and stainless steel spindles.
As far as feel goes; seemed the same to me. I believe
it's all the same bearings regardless of material. One thing
though; the spindles usually...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,218
Posted By 1nterceptor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFW-TXbZhHo&list=U...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFW-TXbZhHo&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=6
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By 1nterceptor

Dahon EEZZ - a bit smaller than B'ton. Weighs...

Dahon EEZZ - a bit smaller than B'ton. Weighs less I think; some folks complain the
folding is more complex than B'ton. Discontinued; can be found for US$600.
Dahon Curl - copied B'ton's fold, so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,830
Posted By 1nterceptor

Was this sold as new or used? Serial number...

Was this sold as new or used? Serial number starting with 14 means it was manufactured in 2014. The dealer telling you it's a 2016 model may mean that was when it was sold. And that's the year the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By 1nterceptor

Always try to get my hands on a bike when I...

Always try to get my hands on a bike when I travel. In Holland; I borrowed a hybrid.
In Manila; I bought a new MTB(US$40). Then gave it away when I left. In Georgia;
rented a hybrid. My brother in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,805
Posted By 1nterceptor

BFold in New York City might/should have some...

BFold in New York City might/should have some parts/accessories.
07-09-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,420
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've test ridden a few efolders; Pacific...

I've test ridden a few efolders; Pacific CarryMe(US$1,400?), eBrompton(US$3,600), Oyama(US$1,300?), Tern Vektrons(P9 w/ Bafang & S10 w/ Bosch).

Terns had the balance I needed; range,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,805
Posted By 1nterceptor

BFold of New York City let me test ride one a...

BFold of New York City let me test ride one a while ago(2 years?).
Handling takes a bit to get used to; even by folding bike standards.
Geometry is really weird. One advantage is you can remain...
07-05-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,526
Posted By 1nterceptor

Who should you trust? Helmet makers dispute...

Who should you trust? Helmet makers dispute Consumer Reports...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 16,866
Posted By 1nterceptor

https://live.staticflickr.com/8897/27691556554_e25...

https://live.staticflickr.com/8897/27691556554_e2511b8630.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Jc1t1f)
https://live.staticflickr.com/539/19674669598_88751d509d.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vYzPPm)NY-NJ Pathtrain...
07-02-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,526
Posted By 1nterceptor

CR Pans 3 Helmets As Unsafe: Bontrager, Morpher & Woom

"Consumer Reports has rated three helmets as unsafe in its latest helmet test editorial package. For varying reasons, the independent, nonprofit member organization said helmets from Bontrager,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,810
Posted By 1nterceptor

Yes, Bob. MDF or particle board; but seems sturdy...

Yes, Bob. MDF or particle board; but seems sturdy enough. Sections are pretty thick/beefy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,810
Posted By 1nterceptor

This color is called "Weathered Gray" or...

This color is called "Weathered Gray" or something like that.
Also seems durable. We liked it so much that we got the matching
night stand/bedside table. Getting ready to order the matching TV...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,485
Posted By 1nterceptor

Campo might be slightly bigger in wheelbase and...

Campo might be slightly bigger in wheelbase and folded size; with it's bigger wheels.
I used to have the Tokyo; it was ok for me for short trips:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,810
Posted By 1nterceptor

Folding Bike Storage

This is a competitor for the IKEA Kallax(US$39). But I think this version comes in more colors.
Also, had 2 day free shipping at the time of purchase. I think IKEA wanted to charge me US$10
for...
06-23-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,328
Posted By 1nterceptor

Do whatever feels right for you. Don't listen to...

Do whatever feels right for you. Don't listen to random people on the internet.
They're doing what feels right for them. Or is every rider giving in to peer
pressure of using clipless?

Started...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By 1nterceptor

Brompton box is 25" X 23" X 12"; measurements in...

Brompton box is 25" X 23" X 12"; measurements in inches. Well within airlines' limit of 62". Birdy box will be slightly bigger; but I think within the limit.
If you're going to dissect the Dahon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 62,767
Posted By 1nterceptor

If you or anybody you know is visiting New York;...

If you or anybody you know is visiting New York; BFold probably still has some.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By 1nterceptor

I think the Dahon cardboard box will be...

I think the Dahon cardboard box will be oversized. Because the Dahon bike is already complete/assembled. If you're willing to disassemble the bike anyway; see if it will fit a Brompton or Birdy box....
06-04-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,013
Posted By 1nterceptor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St9SLzVxplo&list=U...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St9SLzVxplo&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=16
06-04-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By 1nterceptor

Lots of folks statrted their clpipless jouney w/...

Lots of folks statrted their clpipless jouney w/ Shimano M520.
Myself included. :) It's a good set; last long, good price:...
05-30-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,357
Posted By 1nterceptor

La Jolla cove is nice; but too crowded. Cabrillo...

La Jolla cove is nice; but too crowded. Cabrillo National Monument is less crowded.

My brother lives in Temecula; I visit often. If you folks like tacos; TJ's Tacos are served/made
the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,489
Posted By 1nterceptor

I don't think you can install mid drive motors on...

I don't think you can install mid drive motors on bikes. Mid drives are designed from the beginning to be that way.
To modify your non electric bike; the labor/machining would probably cost more...
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