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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,817
Posted By zebede

An aquitance in Philly has 50+ of the stainless...

An aquitance in Philly has 50+ of the stainless steel dahons. I have sent him parts several times. I have had and restored a number of the non-stainless.

I asked him about this one time and it his...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,817
Posted By zebede

Make your own, use shoe goo

Make your own, use shoe goo
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,822
Posted By zebede

Nicely done, I call this a "jump on and go bike"...

Nicely done, I call this a "jump on and go bike" looks light fast and minimal maintenance.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,614
Posted By zebede

Assuming one could find a donor BMX with front...

Assuming one could find a donor BMX with front wheel, and the fork tube was too long or not threaded low enough Take it to a bike shop to have them extend the threading , cut off excess. It would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,614
Posted By zebede

I think a donor boardwalk would be preferred, but...

I think a donor boardwalk would be preferred, but I have seen BMX bikes set out with the trash. Like most bikes its usually the back wheel that gives out first. You might pick up a fork and front...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,614
Posted By zebede

you might put a BMX fork on it.

I bought a used Dahon CIAO that had a BMX fork put on it. I have since taken it to Guatemala and given it away.
As I recall it was basically a threadless headset and held on my the two bolt clamping...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,212
Posted By zebede

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1481/img_20161029_113718_c4dffc00fbeb756acdbcc9386898426959ce7f4a.jpg...
03-31-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By zebede

+1 (exactly like this, for the reasons stated)

+1 (exactly like this, for the reasons stated)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,822
Posted By zebede

A Rehab from a couple of years ago.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc05098_7eb1b699b099fc9568789eabdef49bdef8b55a57.jpg...
03-26-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By zebede

+1 Great selection Good prices Small...

+1
Great selection
Good prices
Small orders ok, (no minimum)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By zebede

I just sold mine (downsizing the fleet), I...

I just sold mine (downsizing the fleet), I suggest you go to the big mezzo thread on this forum, you can find out just about anything you want to know.

IMO they are (were) a top shelf product and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By zebede

2006 diesel beetle (AKA the Beasal) here: ...

2006 diesel beetle (AKA the Beasal) here:

Yes should fit, I was regularly carried a Dahon Speed TR or a Dahon mariner in the trunk. Both bikes been sold but I still put a BF Tikit back there.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,961
Posted By zebede

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1yZVlGpXXXXX3XFXXq6x...

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1yZVlGpXXXXX3XFXXq6xXFXXXx/202582725/HTB1yZVlGpXXXXX3XFXXq6xXFXXXx.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,941
Posted By zebede

20 inch, because you have the most tire choices,...

20 inch, because you have the most tire choices, balance durability, speed, weight, and comfort to your wants.

The majority of folding bikes have 20" wheels therefore you have the more choice in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,737
Posted By zebede

Subscribed

Subscribed
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By zebede

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[url=http://www.thorusa.com/]In case original poster does not know who Thor is, link provided. (http://www.thorusa.com/)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-18, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By zebede

Vote QRD

I have MKS on Speed TR (it came with it) and Wellgo QRD on BF Tikit. Neither have SPD. However on my daily commuter I have at least 15,000 miles on Wellgo SPD/regular.

My next removable peddle...
12-28-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By zebede

Most of us ride here, some allot. But we also...

Most of us ride here, some allot. But we also like to read about and discuss bicycles.

I think it is humorous that on this sub-forum that we find that we share similar character traits.

I think...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By zebede

I don't think there are parts are available for...

I don't think there are parts are available for the the 80's Dahons. A donor bike or a improvisation repair may be the only options. Is it possible to disassemble the mechanism and replace the...
12-26-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By zebede

Convert your road bike to a trike...

Convert your road bike to a trike (http://trykit.xara.hosting/index_htm_files/3877.jpg)

Trike conversions or full blow trikes from linked URL. Maybe when your 100 you could add electric assist.
...
12-26-18, 06:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,310
Posted By zebede

Metric Ratchet Wrench Set...

Metric Ratchet Wrench Set (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Steel-Core-Vanadium-Steel-Metric-Ratchet-Wrench-Set-5-Piece-with-Case-32365/302997718) Metric Long Arm Ball End Hex Key Wrench...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,251
Posted By zebede

He should tie his shoe laces so they don't get...

He should tie his shoe laces so they don't get caught in the chain ring, but he does ride the bike well and makes you think this thing might actually be worthy steed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By zebede

If it is like some of the Dahons, The stem is...

If it is like some of the Dahons, The stem is clamped to the steer tube. But before you can loosen the clamp and rotate you must first fold the stem and loosen the large nut that is threaded...
12-08-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By zebede

Yes I agree with above. It appears to be a unique...

Yes I agree with above. It appears to be a unique system in that the head set bearings are on the stem as opposed to the fork tube AND it is held in position by a clamping fork and what appears to...
12-08-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By zebede

I have had several topeak morphs, and ran one for...

I have had several topeak morphs, and ran one for years on my daily commuter. I thought it was great until it needed a rebuild. Product support at that time was almost non-existent. (may have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By zebede

Whether the larger diameter seat post or the...

Whether the larger diameter seat post or the sleeved one could carry more weight would mostly depend upon the materials, diameters, lengths and wall thickness. Both are viable concepts. The devil is...
11-24-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By zebede

Bearing (NTN I think) went bad on Phil Wood at...

Bearing (NTN I think) went bad on Phil Wood at about 75,000 miles. Replaced with over the counter cheap Chinese bearings. We will see how long they last, right now they have about 5,000.
11-23-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,716
Posted By zebede

I use filament tape exclusively for rim tape. ...

I use filament tape exclusively for rim tape. Its performance is on par with bicycle specific rim tapes. In addition it can be used to tape cables to handle bars before wrapping bar tape. Of course...
11-23-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By zebede

I have done my own several times, copied images...

I have done my own several times, copied images from internet or from my own photos and replicate in AutoCAD (it what i use). Any graphic program would work. Then use a color laser to print on clear...
11-21-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By zebede

hex wrench and window cleaner. It has many uses...

hex wrench and window cleaner. It has many uses in the shop.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,156
Views: 470,680
Posted By zebede

Was there someone on here who wanted to sell,...

Was there someone on here who wanted to sell, there initial buy in? Is it transferable?
10-28-18, 06:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,863
Posted By zebede

I am convinced that an experienced frame builder...

I am convinced that an experienced frame builder can change the level of flex per design. My primary example is an 1980s Trek 720 touring bike. It was an "OK" ride when unloaded, but when you put...
10-18-18, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By zebede

Yes, good enough

Yes the mavics are more than good enough IMO.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-18, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By zebede

Make sure the hinge frame is not excessively...

Make sure the hinge frame is not excessively worn. I have owned a number of these and all were garage queens and under used so they showed no signs of wear. Make sure the frame hinge closes snugly...
10-15-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By zebede

ditto

My Mid 86 Miyata 610, daily commuter with 75,000 + miles on it has NOT worn out this plastic guide in about 10 years.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 256,959
Posted By zebede

Brompton For Sale

https://sarasota.craigslist.org/bik/d/brompton-type-folding-bike/6717364051.html
...
10-04-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By zebede

The Burly trailer I have is pictured below. It is...

The Burly trailer I have is pictured below. It is not a proprietary hub. It is a 100mm front hub....
10-04-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By zebede

Andrew asked what size tires and hub type for...

Andrew asked what size tires and hub type for good reason.

My Burley trailer uses 20" BMX wheels and hubs.

I see BMX bikes tossed out in the trash, I would just look for some "new" wheels
09-15-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By zebede

Yes

Yep...just like you I busted a cheap one. That's when I learned good ones are salty
09-09-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,498
Posted By zebede

It takes me about 3 to 5 years to go thru a can....

It takes me about 3 to 5 years to go thru a can. Seal it tightly ( I snug the lid with pliers) and store it upside down.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 103,255
Posted By zebede

My theory is that these items are available free...

My theory is that these items are available free at the local homeless shelter, and they are being abandoned by some one whose eyes were bigger than he wanted to carry.
09-06-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Posted By zebede

+1

+1
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By zebede

dittos...Both the Wellgo QRD pedals and the MKS...

dittos...Both the Wellgo QRD pedals and the MKS are excellent recommendations and definite upgrades. I have both, of course they are removable and not foldable, but are stiff, and high quality which...
08-22-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By zebede

File off the protrusion?

File off the protrusion?
08-19-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,728
Posted By zebede

FBinNY , Thank you, We miss you.

FBinNY , Thank you, We miss you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-18, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By zebede

Love it..tks

Love it..tks
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,586
Posted By zebede

None of your Beeswax

The chain should ONLY be lubricated with Brompton's Beeswax. Use of any other lubricant voids the warranty. Available at your authorized dealer.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-18, 06:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,283
Posted By zebede

dittos This is what I have done...make your own...

dittos
This is what I have done...make your own box, use scraps to pad your bike..throw it away at destination.Only pay for a standard checked bag. Make another one when needed. When asked "whats in...
08-03-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By zebede

If you have a bash guard, chain guard or chain...

If you have a bash guard, chain guard or chain ring protector, they MIGHT rub with a wider chain. This happened to me on a bike with an IGH when I bought a wider chain.
07-30-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By zebede

I use fiberglass reinforced packing tape. No...

I use fiberglass reinforced packing tape. No stretch on double walled rims using high pressure tires.
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