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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By kidshibuya

I use Panaracer Minits lite currently, used to...

I use Panaracer Minits lite currently, used to use Schwalbe One. I switched because the Panaracer are wider and lower pressure and thus are better on roads that arent perfectly smooth, makes a big...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By kidshibuya

Doppleganger make decent bikes, I had one for a...

Doppleganger make decent bikes, I had one for a while. Solid frames with cheap parts. I got rid of my aura 219 because it was very heavy and the rear suspension was rock solid. But I regret it, I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,972
Posted By kidshibuya

Got a link to a tubeless 20inch tyre?

Got a link to a tubeless 20inch tyre?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,972
Posted By kidshibuya

Does such a thing even exist? I would love...

Does such a thing even exist? I would love tubeless 451, but there is almost nothing made for 20inch.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,015
Posted By kidshibuya

For me it's almost sacrilegious but I am also...

For me it's almost sacrilegious but I am also beginning to move away from a weight focus. My other minivelo is about 6.5kg but the heavier mu is a smoother ride, reducing the weight is vanity for me...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,015
Posted By kidshibuya

Yeah I already have a litepro headset, and a...

Yeah I already have a litepro headset, and a lighter allu bolt for the stem. Every single part is about the lightest on the market. I do suspect my frame is much heavier as they use your style of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,015
Posted By kidshibuya

Really makes me wonder what is so heavy about my...

Really makes me wonder what is so heavy about my dahon mu. Most of my components should either be lighter or the same (carbon bar, carbon leavers, titanium seat rails, carbon cranks etc) plus I have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-13-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,836
Posted By kidshibuya

Usually I see bromptons as bikes for old ladys...

Usually I see bromptons as bikes for old ladys but this one looks cool, good job.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By kidshibuya

i have a different bike, a Tyrell csi. Plus I...

i have a different bike, a Tyrell csi. Plus I have no idea about it's size lol. My bike at a glance just looks similar, same wheels almost the same colour.

I did see the Fuji again this morning,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By kidshibuya

Thought that was my bike in the pic for a second....

Thought that was my bike in the pic for a second. But anyway they are nice bikes, I park next to one at work. Simple and clean looking like a proper little road bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By kidshibuya

They are a cool brand. They do factory tours...

They are a cool brand. They do factory tours where they put on lunch and lend bikes to ride. They are really open.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,208
Posted By kidshibuya

Sure, where can I buy a new one?

Sure, where can I buy a new one?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By kidshibuya

I have used a low cadence for 30 years now, zero...

I have used a low cadence for 30 years now, zero issues with my knees. Same for every low cadence tour rider.

And as I said, this bike seems designed to increase your effort, your "concern" is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By kidshibuya

More like an exercise product. Bikes are the...

More like an exercise product. Bikes are the most efficient form of transport, have to do lot of cycling to get fit. This bike would reduce the energy expenditure gap to running without the impacts...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,794
Posted By kidshibuya

Nice work. If you want some ideas for light...

Nice work.

If you want some ideas for light weight parts take a look at my build:
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1142981-tyrell-csi-build.html

There are still a lot of areas where...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,785
Posted By kidshibuya

I am a fan of Tyrell these days. I very much...

I am a fan of Tyrell these days. I very much agree with their moto of using the best available, making the best that's not. They seem to go for solid peformance over mass market pricing or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By kidshibuya

I know nothing about the mathematics involved in...

I know nothing about the mathematics involved in bike geometry but it looks to me like my Tryell CSI is pretty similar to a 700cc bike in most measurements:

A Wheelbase: 1,034 mm
B Seat tube...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By kidshibuya

Curious as to why youd chose that over the CSI? ...

Curious as to why youd chose that over the CSI?

For me I don't think the frame design would make a difference and the carbon would on the CSI.

Just for asthetics?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,098
Posted By kidshibuya

Thing is that pro racers have dropped 23mm...

Thing is that pro racers have dropped 23mm because 25+ is faster. But not according to that site... So we believe that site or the pro tour?

Also note that their tiny bumps on their drum would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-18, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By kidshibuya

I only have experience with: 406 kenda (over...

I only have experience with:
406 kenda (over 30mm i think) (dont know which ones exactly) -> slow and heavy
406 durano 28mm -> feel great but are on the heavy side
406 panaracer minits lite (32mm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By kidshibuya

Thing is that schwallbe themselves will tell you...

Thing is that schwallbe themselves will tell you the ones are faster, and the topic is "fastest". Do you think schwallbe are lying? Bet it gets better because on the very site you linked to:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By kidshibuya

Better off with a minivelo. Dont get bespoke...

Better off with a minivelo. Dont get bespoke parts if you don't need them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-18, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By kidshibuya

Option 3 for sure. Don't get a folding bike...

Option 3 for sure. Don't get a folding bike unless you need it to actually fold, been there and done that.

There are many good minivelo options, what kind of budget do you have?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 534,331
Posted By kidshibuya

That weight is meant to be good?... Confused.

That weight is meant to be good?... Confused.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By kidshibuya

You didn't even get the size right. The irony... ...

You didn't even get the size right. The irony...


Not as bad as the specs from else where then, but still terrible. Schewlbe ones are near half the weight. Plus they are proven race tyres in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By kidshibuya

From what specs I can find they are 1kg for the...

From what specs I can find they are 1kg for the pair. That's nuts, must be lined with led.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By kidshibuya

A joke?

A joke?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By kidshibuya

I'd say schwelbe pro one. They are light and...

I'd say schwelbe pro one. They are light and fast on my 451 bike and at 406 they are wider which should be faster in most roads.

As you noted narrow isn't fast, it's a myth people believed for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,389
Posted By kidshibuya

What are you smoking? How can you possibly...

What are you smoking? How can you possibly justify saying that?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,522
Posted By kidshibuya

Had a chat with the guy behind Ascent bikes (not...

Had a chat with the guy behind Ascent bikes (not Ascent cycles) and he is very open and looking to produce quality items. The new bolt frame looks very nice, might be the lightest minivello frame...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,389
Posted By kidshibuya

You should look at other bikes that can also fold...

You should look at other bikes that can also fold as small, maybe bike Friday or something, others should be able to come up with some. You need much lighter weight, drop bars and good gearing,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,063
Posted By kidshibuya

Never! If my spellcheck says its a brampton...

Never!
If my spellcheck says its a brampton then its a brampton.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,456
Posted By kidshibuya

This is just nonsense, doesn't make sense let...

This is just nonsense, doesn't make sense let alone has any evidence behind it. I am going to spend a few hundred million tooling up a factory yet a site license for some software... nah my pockets...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,522
Posted By kidshibuya

Nice wheels, where did you get them? I haven't...

Nice wheels, where did you get them? I haven't heard of them before and there isn't much info online.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,063
Posted By kidshibuya

3 chainrings?... pffft. Today I saw a Brampton...

3 chainrings?... pffft. Today I saw a Brampton with 3 wheels. Really should have taken a photo... It was a tandem Brampton, never know they existed.

Cant find a mention of it online either... ;( ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,210
Posted By kidshibuya

Have completed another minor round of...

Have completed another minor round of upgrades/mods since buying this bike:

Frame: Tyrell CSI 2150g...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-18, 12:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By kidshibuya

To those saying they lose traction, how do you...

To those saying they lose traction, how do you believe this is happening?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,317
Posted By kidshibuya

Wow you have some crazy "logic". First off here...

Wow you have some crazy "logic".
First off here is a guy, probably the one you are dismissing without knowing anything at all about him:
https://www.youtube.com/user/KevCentral (edit: yeah same...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By kidshibuya

They are popular in some parts of asia, Id have...

They are popular in some parts of asia, Id have no problems buying one if I was looking for that type of bike. Just be sure your OK with the fold size which wont be that small.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,606
Posted By kidshibuya

Wow, really surprised the police found anything...

Wow, really surprised the police found anything at all. I know in the UK thieves would use police stations to lock up bikes they stole outside while waiting for sale, they can appear quite useless. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-18, 11:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,961
Posted By kidshibuya

I think the point to take away is that people...

I think the point to take away is that people should be allowed to criticise products, which was not the case in this thread. It is never acceptable to defend a product by blaming the consumer for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-18, 12:39 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,961
Posted By kidshibuya

Well lets look at what was said; 349 wheels, rim...

Well lets look at what was said; 349 wheels, rim brakes, no non-proprietary, wide gear range dereilleur drivetrain.

So 349 wheels cant be used much for some reason? Cars with small wheels arent...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,961
Posted By kidshibuya

That is one take, but you also have companies...

That is one take, but you also have companies putting in the manual that you cant do the the only thing the product was designed for, like off the top of my head a store in Australia was selling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 229,439
Posted By kidshibuya

Nice :) . I think I fixed mine also, it's...

Nice :) .

I think I fixed mine also, it's been good for a few weeks now. I had to loosen the main folding latch quite a lot going against what everyone says. So far so good, but we will see.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,420
Posted By kidshibuya

Lol you guys are so isolated, its hilarious. ...

Lol you guys are so isolated, its hilarious.

Java is quite well known, and DECA also. Usually Java are known for carbon bikes though.

I cant speak to how they ride but Ive never hard of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 296,536
Posted By kidshibuya

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20180812_174316_7a27e203f271897b3312a3afa26179c8c4bc250c.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,002
Posted By kidshibuya

[LEFT] What... You said Cannondale and Bianchi,...

[LEFT]
What... You said Cannondale and Bianchi, you seriously going to claim they dont do in house design? All the factory tours and unique designs and hundreds of bike reviews some kind of huge...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By kidshibuya

Umm... Where did the 2.8kg number...

Umm...




Where did the 2.8kg number come from?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By kidshibuya

From the info you provided in the other thread...

From the info you provided in the other thread that frame would be about the same weight if not more. Can't find exacts for the mu but that frame is about 400g heavier than the muex frame.

Lite...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-18, 11:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,002
Posted By kidshibuya

All I asked was for you to give the name of one...

All I asked was for you to give the name of one single brand. You failed. Its super easy to see why you failed also. Take a look at any new bike review on youtube of any of the big manufactures...
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