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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,661
Posted By leoho5

Definitely do not order these rims. These rims...

Definitely do not order these rims. These rims are 36 hole rims while Brompton uses 28 hole. Furthermore, these rims are likely 305mm rims which are smaller than the 349 rims which Bromptons use. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,793
Posted By leoho5

I would check to make sure your Shimano brake...

I would check to make sure your Shimano brake levers are actually short pull levers. Long pull levers (v-brake levers) do not provide good stopping power for caliper brakes. Congrats on your new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-18, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,378
Posted By leoho5

Thank you both for your responses. I'll bite the...

Thank you both for your responses. I'll bite the bullet and get a new block and hope that it is indeed firm. Cheers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,378
Posted By leoho5

New Brompton Suspension Block

Brompton has discontinued the previous firm and standard suspension blocks in favor of just one standard block. Does anyone know if the new block is actually firm or standard in firmness? Thanks in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,918
Posted By leoho5

I don't think so. Internal diameter 14.3mm. ...

I don't think so. Internal diameter 14.3mm. 32-406 & 35-406 (both labeled as 1.35")
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-17, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,918
Posted By leoho5

From recent experience it seems that if a rim has...

From recent experience it seems that if a rim has an internal diameter of < 15mm, it may not be able to mount commonly used wider tires such as Marathons and Big Apples. A 14.3mm rim from a Dahon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-17, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By leoho5

bargainguy: thx for your input. agree it is sad...

bargainguy: thx for your input. agree it is sad that the original dealer is not helpful. will figure it out. thx for instructions on how to post a picture attachment.

jur: you are right that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-17, 06:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By leoho5

Ok I mounted the 40-406 (1.5") Marathon Racers to...

Ok I mounted the 40-406 (1.5") Marathon Racers to the rims without the rim strips and the problem persisted so the rim strips are not the problem at the end. I took a picture of the rim with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By leoho5

Another update: I cut off a few mm's off the...

Another update: I cut off a few mm's off the sides of both front and rear rim strips, reinstalled the strips and verified that the sides of the strips were no longer riding up on inner side of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-17, 04:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By leoho5

Sure Thor, I just have to run it by my friend as...

Sure Thor, I just have to run it by my friend as the owner of the shop is the partner of a friend of hers. I'll get to you via private email.

Thanks
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-17, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,634
Posted By leoho5

I removed the rear triangles on two of my...

I removed the rear triangles on two of my Bromptons recently and I only needed 2 allen keys. I used an allen key on each hinge bolt to try and loosen them simultaneously. Although it took some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By leoho5

An update: the inner rim diameter of the Visc...

An update: the inner rim diameter of the Visc rims is only 14.3mm while the rim strips measure 20mm in width. It's no surprise that the edges of the rim strips ride up the sides of the rim...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By leoho5

Oh goodness, I removed the rim strips which came...

Oh goodness, I removed the rim strips which came with the rims and it seems as if the rims are fine and that the rim strips are too wide for the rim width which means the rims are probably ok! Gonna...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By leoho5

Thanks everyone for the input. Thor, yes I also...

Thanks everyone for the input. Thor, yes I also think the rim defect is strange, especially if it only been reported on a single bike. I have a hunch there are some more defective rims out there. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-17, 04:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,666
Posted By leoho5

Difficulty with Dahon Europe warranty support

A friend of mine bought a Dahon Visc d18 last year and the bike unfortunately has a manufacturing defect in both rims preventing the tire beads from being properly seated in the rim. I accompanied...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-17, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,509
Posted By leoho5

We're talking about the frame and stem hinge...

We're talking about the frame and stem hinge pins. The rear frame hinge spindle doesn't need any tools other than an allen key. I would definitely remove the rear triangle prior to powder coating. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-17, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,509
Posted By leoho5

Thanks for the input. Seems like there are some...

Thanks for the input. Seems like there are some on the internet who have powder coated without removing the hinge pins, even some who left the rear triangle on. I agree though that if you're gonna...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-17, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,509
Posted By leoho5

I picked up a couple older Bromptons recently...

I picked up a couple older Bromptons recently with fairly scratched up paint/powder coat. With a new powder coat, they would look brand new and I could have them in any color.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,509
Posted By leoho5

Brompton powder coating question

Has anyone powder coated one of their Bromptons? Did you remove the 2 hinge pins or did you just powder coat over the hinges? It seems that you the hinge pins can be removed without much difficulty...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-17, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By leoho5

There is strong evidence at this point in time...

There is strong evidence at this point in time indicating that you were hacked by either N. Korea or Tern Bicycles.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,249
Posted By leoho5

Thanks and no worries. I'm assuming that the...

Thanks and no worries. I'm assuming that the offset spoke lengths would only be a few mm's longer than the regular lengths.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,249
Posted By leoho5

Hello Bruce, Looking at the link you posted,...

Hello Bruce,

Looking at the link you posted, I noticed you laced a 36h hub (Automatix) onto a 24h rim by skipping every 3rd hole. May I ask how you calculated the spoke lengths as the 24 holes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 32,447
Posted By leoho5

This bike is now up for auction on ebay Germany: ...

This bike is now up for auction on ebay Germany:

Brompton Faltrad, Scheibenbremsen, 16" Big-Apple-Bereifung, 8-Gang Alfine, Motor | eBay...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-17, 01:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,452
Posted By leoho5

kais1, thanks so much for all this info. what an...

kais1, thanks so much for all this info. what an incredible success story spreading a titanium rear triangle and then successfully mounting a traditional derailleur. ben cooper @ kinetics is the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-17, 02:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,452
Posted By leoho5

Thanks for the info on the derailleur hanger. ...

Thanks for the info on the derailleur hanger. May I ask how you kept the derailleur hanger from rotating around the axle?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-17, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,452
Posted By leoho5

How did you attach the rear derailleur to the...

How did you attach the rear derailleur to the dropouts?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-17, 04:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,944
Posted By leoho5

On your Vitesse, you can mount a smaller...

On your Vitesse, you can mount a smaller chainring to provide lower gearing for the hills as long as you don't mind losing a bit of top end. Nothing wrong with coasting down hills.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-17, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,925
Posted By leoho5

Can't tell from the pictures whether your...

Can't tell from the pictures whether your chainring is separable. If it is, you just need to buy a new chainring and not an entire crankset. If you are set on buying a new crankset, be sure to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-17, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,929
Posted By leoho5

XD Driver on new Tern Verge x11

Just noticed that the new Verge x11 is using the SRAM XD Driver freehub body which allows the mounting of a 10-42t 11 speed cassette.

The 10t cog and wide gear ratio seem like a dream. Anyone...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-17, 02:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,285
Posted By leoho5

I think the issue is that if the...

I think the issue is that if the vertically-folding EEZZ/Qix frame hinge is accidentally left opened, the bike is still still rideable whereas a Brompton, Dahon/Tern will be nearly impossible to ride...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-17, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,900
Posted By leoho5

Again, check the q-factor if you plan on using an...

Again, check the q-factor if you plan on using an external bearing crankset. You cannot just use bottom bracket spacers to space out the crankarms because the bottom bracket threads won't be long...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-17, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,685
Posted By leoho5

You stated that you were not planning on building...

You stated that you were not planning on building the wheels yourself. The person who will be building the wheels for you should most likely be able to 1) measure your hubs and rims, 2) use a spoke...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,900
Posted By leoho5

I have used several external bearing road...

I have used several external bearing road cranksets with Bromptons and q-factor has always been an issue. External bearing cranksets can certainly be mounted however. This is why it is better to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,900
Posted By leoho5

Yes you can but the q-factor will likely be...

Yes you can but the q-factor will likely be decreased which may cause your feet to more easily strike the easy wheels when pedaling.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-17, 03:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,589
Posted By leoho5

Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your input on...

Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your input on rolling the EEZZ. I like the bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,513
Posted By leoho5

Would also go for 305 for more flexibility in the...

Would also go for 305 for more flexibility in the case of the need for mudguards or wider tires. What are you planning to do about the low gear inches with the smaller wheels? DualDrive? Capreo?...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,226
Posted By leoho5

No worries, you can now get an 11-40 cassette in...

No worries, you can now get an 11-40 cassette in a 9 speed.

Sunrace 9-speed cassette 11-40T CSM990 Wide ratio in Black | eBay...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-17, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,452
Posted By leoho5

135mm Titanium Rear Triangle for Brompton

A 3rd party startup is offering a 135mm Brompton titanium rear triangle for those who may be interested in mounting a Rohloff or Alfine hub.

They are also offering chain tensioner with adjustable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,720
Posted By leoho5

The current Dahon Mu SL has 451's also.

The current Dahon Mu SL has 451's also.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,235
Posted By leoho5

Thanks for the info. A nice looking bike.

Thanks for the info. A nice looking bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-17, 03:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,235
Posted By leoho5

305 wheels?

305 wheels?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-17, 02:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,235
Posted By leoho5

130mm OLD?

130mm OLD?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-17, 04:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,720
Posted By leoho5

I think it was understood from the article that...

I think it was understood from the article that the change only affected the Verge series. Tern would alienate a lot of customers if they also changed their recreational line to 451 as no one could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-17, 04:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,720
Posted By leoho5

Nice looking cassette, although the jump between...

Nice looking cassette, although the jump between the penultimate and final cog seems to be large. Let us know how it works when you get to that point.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,720
Posted By leoho5

I'm a bit surprised about the switch to 451 as...

I'm a bit surprised about the switch to 451 as the selection of tires is much smaller in 451 compared to 406. In 451 it's difficult to find anything wider than 1 3/8".

I like the switch though...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,024
Posted By leoho5

Be careful though of attempting to use a Brompton...

Be careful though of attempting to use a Brompton hub on a non-Brompton as Brompton hubs use 8mm axles instead of the more common 9mm. They are not interchangeable.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,758
Posted By leoho5

Actually, there are Gates Carbon Drive cogs for...

Actually, there are Gates Carbon Drive cogs for 9-spline Shimano freehubs (and also for freewheels) on the Gates website.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,989
Posted By leoho5

Looks like 3-speed Bromptons may come with 1/8"...

Looks like 3-speed Bromptons may come with 1/8" cogs after looking at SJS's website. Best off to measure your cog to see if it 1/8" or 3/32" as already suggested.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,989
Posted By leoho5

The SRAM PC-971 is a 9 speed chain so it should...

The SRAM PC-971 is a 9 speed chain so it should have a width between 6.6-6.8 mm. It is a 3/32" chain so it should work with your 3-speed Brompton.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,918
Posted By leoho5

Thanks for all the feedback. The links are...

Thanks for all the feedback. The links are particularly interesting. I have a Velocity 349 rim with an inner rim width of about 19mm which seems to be pretty standard. It has no problem fitting...
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