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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,923
Posted By Joe Remi

Hehe, I owned a Luna Mossa..it doesn't feel good...

Hehe, I owned a Luna Mossa..it doesn't feel good doing 25 (or 30), either. That thing was scary!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,923
Posted By Joe Remi

It's not a good project IMO. The BB shell is fit...

It's not a good project IMO. The BB shell is fit oddly in a mess of tubes which will probably interfere with the motor, plus I wouldn't trust that frame and brakes to handle the power. Those BBS...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By Joe Remi

You might try the regular Ergons without barends....

You might try the regular Ergons without barends. They're not actually wider than the stock grips, but in my experience the paddle shape makes them feel that way.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,012
Posted By Joe Remi

It's alive!!!!!!!!

It's alive!!!!!!!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By Joe Remi

The '18 uses the standard-across-the-range shock...

The '18 uses the standard-across-the-range shock now, which may be softer than what came on your S2L. Also the ti extremities should soften the ride, and the M bar will have a slightly less...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,238
Posted By Joe Remi

Most folders I've ridden - and I've ridden a...

Most folders I've ridden - and I've ridden a bunch - are not at all limiting. You sit on the saddle and grab the bars and pedal the pedals and the wheels turn. Easy peasy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,238
Posted By Joe Remi

I'll second the PakiT having owned a few...

I'll second the PakiT having owned a few 16-inch-wheel folders, including Brompton. Brompton is hard to beat for a quick, compact fold, but PakiT wins on ride, gear range and most...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By Joe Remi

That is a rad Brommie!

That is a rad Brommie!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

How do you have 4 Helixes and no pics? Show us...

How do you have 4 Helixes and no pics? Show us pics, man!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By Joe Remi

The "sprocket sound" is in the IGH, which you...

The "sprocket sound" is in the IGH, which you didn't have on your 2-speed. It's particularly pronounced in one of the 3 gears, I don't remember which, it's all normal.

The right shifter controls...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Having to pop the front wheel off is a deal...

Having to pop the front wheel off is a deal breaker for most folder buyers, especially commuters. That style of bicycle isn't remotely germane to this topic.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Change Bike is full size and folds in half like...

Change Bike is full size and folds in half like Montague and some old (I think they still exist in Japan) Bridgestones. The comparison to Helix is uhhhh ridiculous.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

I don't think weight has been tediously...

I don't think weight has been tediously over-discussed here. Some people just don't like talking about it, and for them there are dozens of other topics right here on this forum they can tediously...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By Joe Remi

Don't be a dick, Robert. You mentioned a link, he...

Don't be a dick, Robert. You mentioned a link, he can't get an answer from Bike Friday so he asked if you could help. Helping is good for the soul.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Swapping parts for a weight savings of 1.5 lbs....

Swapping parts for a weight savings of 1.5 lbs. is not going to create an under-20 lbs. 10-speed Helix.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

True, this is the place to discuss Bromptons and...

True, this is the place to discuss Bromptons and Bike Fridays.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By Joe Remi

Not unless you stumble on a used one, Mezzo is...

Not unless you stumble on a used one, Mezzo is long gone from these shores. They're still marketed as Ori overseas.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

I find Bromptons very easy to carry from the...

I find Bromptons very easy to carry from the middle of the frame. You can also buy a handle for that spot.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By Joe Remi

Here's a video which shows the basic operation of...

Here's a video which shows the basic operation of a Bike Friday mast, but there's a secondary adjustment you may not be aware of. There's a bolt part-way up the stem that clamps onto the upper mast....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Joe Remi

Learn to write legibly and I'll read it.

Learn to write legibly and I'll read it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Joe Remi

Or he can get new rims, which is what he asked...

Or he can get new rims, which is what he asked about.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Joe Remi

I can't answer the gear ratio question for you,...

I can't answer the gear ratio question for you, but the first question is do you need more/different gears? I wouldn't be messing about with new hubs and gearing options if all you really need are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Here's the link: ...

Here's the link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ndyg0gzagmrgius/AADMPg1vhfNBbdb2_Oaeeof9a?dl=0&preview=IMG_0990.jpg

Does the bar bang into anything when folded, or is the mast resting on the tire...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,891
Posted By Joe Remi

They have a new model that needs its new page...

They have a new model that needs its new page updated? Where are you getting your information?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,891
Posted By Joe Remi

The Diamond Llama page says the BB is higher.

The Diamond Llama page says the BB is higher.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

It's anniversary day. Three years later!!!

It's anniversary day. Three years later!!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,449
Posted By Joe Remi

You can contact Thor at thorusa.com or the...

You can contact Thor at thorusa.com or the Folding Bike forum at mtbr.com. He's long gone from this place.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,891
Posted By Joe Remi

I appreciate the feedback and look forward to...

I appreciate the feedback and look forward to hearing from folks after they get one. I'm not pushing the weight limit (yet!) at 190 lbs., but I'm very interested in its general "overbuiltness" for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

I knew you'd be along shortly! 🤣 I presume...

I knew you'd be along shortly! 🤣

I presume the poster is thinking of the traditional NWT-type design, which is indeed unwieldy..it's really more a packable bike than folding one. PakiT OTOH is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

That's a lovely story. I'm going to keep...

That's a lovely story. I'm going to keep commenting on this bicycle as interest warrants, and you guys can keep complaining about repetition and posting "dead horse" emojis. I don't care.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

snap 🤣

snap 🤣
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Excuse me, I was specifically targeted by another...

Excuse me, I was specifically targeted by another commenter as being repetitive about weight, and you keep complaining every time the topic comes up. It was about me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Someone asked why weight was important so I...

Someone asked why weight was important so I answered with my opinion. I don't see how answering a question qualifies as repetitive.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

That emoji isn't going to work if people want to...

That emoji isn't going to work if people want to keep discussing the bike. Discussing the bike is kinda the whole point of the thread.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,891
Posted By Joe Remi

What are y'all's thoughts about how much dirt...

What are y'all's thoughts about how much dirt riding this thing could handle? I'm not looking to fly over jumps, but I've had a longstanding dream of a bike strong enough to plonk along slowly on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

That said, 25 lbs. is a reasonable carrying...

That said, 25 lbs. is a reasonable carrying weight. I'm just not sure anybody could have promised a 25 lbs. titanium folding bike and gotten anywhere with it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Flamey, as I said earlier it's the carrying...

Flamey, as I said earlier it's the carrying weight that is such a big issue with folding bikes. I'm a long-time Rivendell rider who also doesn't buy that super-light-weight is the Holy Grail of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

I can mention the weight again and piss the...

I can mention the weight again and piss the Brompton guy off if you want! 🤣
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

All true about KS, but (REPETITION ALERT) I'm...

All true about KS, but (REPETITION ALERT) I'm still surprised by the weight. It just didn't make sense to me as the rider of a ti bike: If my ti road bike is lighter than my steel road bikes with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Linberl, where I think the Brompton comparisons...

Linberl, where I think the Brompton comparisons come from is Peter's highly silly declaration that he was building The Best Folder In The World. That - and the original price points - automatically...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Linberl, I tend to come from the perspective of...

Linberl, I tend to come from the perspective of how does the bike fit in the market it's aimed at, which is how I get caught up in "weight for a ti bike" and "folding compared to Brompton." I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

That's true. Without being able to understand the...

That's true. Without being able to understand the language, I think I misunderstood how much time he was spending on instruction rather than simply unfolding and folding his bike. Hopefully he'll...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Yeah, it's hard to say. I'm sure my first few...

Yeah, it's hard to say. I'm sure my first few times folding/unfolding a Brompton looked about like that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Fiddly 😁

Fiddly 😁
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

For the record - as anyone who has read this...

For the record - as anyone who has read this thread knows - I obviously doubted Helix would happen, while stating I hoped I was wrong. Pointing out to someone who was happy to be wrong that they were...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Raxel, your premise is that all tech has to be...

Raxel, your premise is that all tech has to be "new" or it's "old". I think it's a flawed way to look at bicycles, as I expressed when I told you about the (expensive) lugged steel bikes I buy. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Well it's pretty, I'll say that. I'll be...

Well it's pretty, I'll say that. I'll be interested to see how those dials work when someone has done it a couple dozen times. They look fiddly on first viewing - and presuming he hasn't done it a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

What about Tern?? 😂

What about Tern?? 😂
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

I don't agree with the premise that a Brompton is...

I don't agree with the premise that a Brompton is "1980s technology"; I pay good money for lugged steel bicycles with 9-speed cassettes, bar-end shifters and quill stems and don't consider it 1990s...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 457,407
Posted By Joe Remi

I'm not going to sit here and put up with this...

I'm not going to sit here and put up with this ridiculous treatise on every opinion I've ever had since March 2016, not the least of which because I couldn't begin to go over every comment and every...
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