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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By Kabuto

Brompton lost that one. ...

Brompton lost that one.

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1123853-brompton-drops-lawsuit-against-dahon.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,012
Posted By Kabuto

You're not alone there... FWIW my 2018 model...

You're not alone there...

FWIW my 2018 model Tern X11 is still going strong and I've ridden many trouble free kilometres on it in recent months (despite all the rain lately)....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,012
Posted By Kabuto

Congrats! The P10 is a nice ride. Had the bike a...

Congrats! The P10 is a nice ride. Had the bike a day and already thinking about upgrading? :roflmao:

Hehe, I know the temptation to upgrade is reaaaaaaaally strong and I'm totally guilty myself,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By Kabuto

I received the Bailout cassette, installed it on...

I received the Bailout cassette, installed it on my bike and finally went for a 35km test ride this morning. The verdict - I love it! It runs more quietly / smoothly than the original SRAM 10-42...
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,157
Posted By Kabuto

"rinko bikes" :) Its very interesting to see...

"rinko bikes" :)

Its very interesting to see how the word "rinko" has taken on a new meaning in English that isn't present in Japanese. Not that there's anything wrong with that though :)

In...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By Kabuto

The XD freehub is not an issue as my Tern Verge...

The XD freehub is not an issue as my Tern Verge X11 has one already. Its current cassette is a SRAM 10-42T, which gives plenty of range but the gaps between gears are huge, especially at the top end...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,012
Posted By Kabuto

My X11 rides great on smooth Japanese roads. But...

My X11 rides great on smooth Japanese roads. But it runs narrow high pressure tires, so its not suited to riding off road and isn't so great on poor quality roads. Neither is the Tyrell Ive though....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,116
Posted By Kabuto

Interesting link! His goal was to make the bike...

Interesting link! His goal was to make the bike smaller to take on regular trains when doing "rinko" and the picture of him seated with the bike in front of him was taken on the bullet train...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By Kabuto

Sometimes the slightest amount of oil can cause...

Sometimes the slightest amount of oil can cause slippage. Try cleaning the seat post AND the inside of the seat post clamp (surfaces that clamp the seat post in place) with ethanol (or similar) to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,618
Posted By Kabuto

Update: I ended up buying a Litepro 650mm...

Update: I ended up buying a Litepro 650mm seatpost, because I was really hoping it would give me an extra 20mm of height and put me in the perfect position, and it arrived today.

Much to my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,618
Posted By Kabuto

The minimum insertion on the 580mm Litepro...

The minimum insertion on the 580mm Litepro seatpost I have is 150mm, and judging from the pictures on Alibaba it looks like the 650mm seatpost has the same amount of minimum insertion. Maximum weight...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 272,614
Posted By Kabuto

Dahon Speed D8 converted from derailleur 8 speed...

Dahon Speed D8 converted from derailleur 8 speed to IGH 8 speed. I really like the Alfine 8 speed hub. A very smooth runner with reliable shifting.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,108
Posted By Kabuto

I got mine here (link...

I got mine here (link (https://www.yodobashi.com/product/100000001003379528/)), though I expect no help to you unless you live in Japan. I've got the opposite problem - 50-406 Big Apples are readily...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,108
Posted By Kabuto

Thanks for the input everyone. I went for Big...

Thanks for the input everyone. I went for Big Apple 50-406 tires this time. Will definitely consider giving 1.95" Tioga PowerBlocks a try next time around though.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,050
Posted By Kabuto

I have a Luggage Truss 2.0 and Kanga rack and...

I have a Luggage Truss 2.0 and Kanga rack and wouldn't want the setup to be any lower than it already is. No problems with steering either. Its kinda weird not seeing the front wheel, but steering...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,625
Posted By Kabuto

Interesting looking bike indeed. Wouldn't mind...

Interesting looking bike indeed. Wouldn't mind checking one out when they go on sale next month. I suspect that like Tyrell bikes the Iruka is sized for the locals, so a bit small for anyone taller...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 31,605
Posted By Kabuto

FYI the Dahon K3 has a three speed rear cassette...

FYI the Dahon K3 has a three speed rear cassette with 9T, 13T, 17T cogs.
https://www.dahon.jp/2019/product/bike/k3.html
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