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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By mirfi

I had some time to work on Exclusiv. I...

I had some time to work on Exclusiv.

I needed to adjust the bottom bracket as it was loose. Tried tightening the nut, didn't work. TIL (Today I Learned), one loosens the nut and uses the 'dust...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Jipe

I am afraid that mid drive electric assist +...

I am afraid that mid drive electric assist + enviolo + gates belt + disc brake will end up in a quite heavy folder difficult to carry.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By 3speedslow

Sometimes if the chain has a stiff link, it will...

Sometimes if the chain has a stiff link, it will cause a sound as it travels through the sprockets. My first quess!

Welcome to BF folders sub thread!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,975
Posted By 3speedslow

My First Brompton.

Hello all!,

I have a 2016 M2L coming soon and wanted to do a place holder thread for showing it and asking questions. It came off of CL here in NC. The original owner bought it in Brooklyn at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 633,867
Posted By jmcullough101

An used entry-level local folder called Police...

An used entry-level local folder called Police Texas that I copped very cheaply just for the sole purpose of learning to ride a bike. I thought I might gonna drop the effort halfway (as with other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,587
Posted By tcs

I know the practice of Brompton fans is to defend...

I know the practice of Brompton fans is to defend any perceived slight to the bike to the death, but...



I said 'carry-on' baggage. You're talking about 'checked' baggage.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By sjanzeir

But Dahon are already doing this. My recently...

But Dahon are already doing this. My recently acquired Hemingway (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1217897-new-dahon-hemingway-my-first-disk-brakes-ever.html#post21798767) is on the 100mm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,587
Posted By tcs

Even as compact as the Brompton fold is, it's...

Even as compact as the Brompton fold is, it's still seriously bigger than the official carry-on dimensions of every airline I'm aware of.

The cats @ Brompton Mafia carry-on their Bs on Southwest...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 298,143
Posted By Geepig

Winter wheels on, slightly lost in the forest....

Winter wheels on, slightly lost in the forest. The coaster brake was taking up to 200 m to re-engage after braking until I gave it a rebuild. Today I did some impressive sideways slides on the steep...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 298,143
Posted By seat_boy

My new to me Pocket Llama

Taking my Bike Friday Pocket Llama our for a shakedown ride after a bar swap:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 298,143
Posted By vanngoh

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,187
Posted By mirfi

It isn't the number as much as it is the range....

It isn't the number as much as it is the range. Research 'gear inches' on the Sheldon Brown site. For my case, if I want to go up steep hills I need low to be about 20 inches. If I want to go fast I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,947
Posted By Geepig

Tigger mostly lives in a bicycle rack outside our...

Tigger mostly lives in a bicycle rack outside our block, unless there are frosts or snow, so that I can just run away from my desk, unlock it and ride into the distance. It spent some weeks locked to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,512
Posted By linberl

See if anyone is selling a Bike Friday anywhere...

See if anyone is selling a Bike Friday anywhere near you. Designed for packing in a suitcase, rides great, uses standard parts, no hinge.
Even if you find one somewhere else on the continent, they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By kayakindude

Change bike is a really nice looking full sized...

Change bike is a really nice looking full sized bike. I was looking for something larger for my son and the Montague just seemed overpriced for what you get. Just keep in mind that speed has to do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By gdlerner

Hi what exactly do you want to know,I use to have...

Hi what exactly do you want to know,I use to have a NWT after I got a normal Llama I used for two years and just 2 months ago I got my new Llama diamond frame.Normally my plans were to tested in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By tdonline

Can't you just buy Big Apples for the D8? I'm...

Can't you just buy Big Apples for the D8? I'm pretty sure a pair won't set you back $500. As far as the extra gear goes, that's a compromise you can or can't live with.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By rhenning

As long as I brought it up I thought I would post...

As long as I brought it up I thought I would post some pictures of my early Pocket Rocket. It has had a few changes with up grades in various components. Roger
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By tds101

Oh HECK NO!!! Those are a pain. Schrader valves...

Oh HECK NO!!! Those are a pain. Schrader valves are easier to use. All you need to do to use a presta valve is put an adapter into the rim. Presta are a no-go,... :roflmao2:
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,404
Posted By rhenning

My only suggestion is neither of those will stop...

My only suggestion is neither of those will stop all flats and in my last 20 years of riding I have had maybe 3 flats and I ride about 270 days a year. Save your money and carry a tube, pump and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By tds101

Change the dropouts,... The bike will look so...

Change the dropouts,... The bike will look so clean.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By Snowflake6

Fair point, but you're talking a half-kilo or one...

Fair point, but you're talking a half-kilo or one pound penalty in exchange for a *clean*, compact system. Not a trade-off i'd make for my road bike, but absolutely a trade-off i'd make for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By Snowflake6

Personal opinion only: A folding bike with a...

Personal opinion only: A folding bike with a greasy chain and derailleur, that will get that grease on anyting it touches, is a fail IMO. Belt drive and internal gear hub on something intended to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By tds101

An IGH with a standard chain drive would be more...

An IGH with a standard chain drive would be more than acceptable,... :D
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,404
Posted By brdeleo49

The Origami Hawk and Citizen Miami are less than...

The Origami Hawk and Citizen Miami are less than $300. Since you want/need flat resistant tires, you can have the bike fitted with flat resistant tire and tube and filled with a tire sealant. Check...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 298,143
Posted By Geepig

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Tigger the Romet Jubilat ready to go home after a morning in the forest...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By tdonline

For a superlight folding bike, I don't think an...

For a superlight folding bike, I don't think an additional $200 being a barrier. I understand though that it may not be the best business decision to carry a separate model to appease a small group.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By BikeLite

It looks nice, Paul.

It looks nice, Paul.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By tds101

I'd be on board for that!!! :thumb:

I'd be on board for that!!! :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By tds101

I'm 240lbs, and I've gained this extra weight...

I'm 240lbs, and I've gained this extra weight after getting Covid 19 at the beginning of the year. I just purchased a Dahon Mariner i7 because the weight limit is 250lbs (plus it has 1 feature I luv,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 298,143
Posted By tcs

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,529
Views: 733,129
Posted By pbutcher2000

Helix Customer Interaction

Yan, I am sorry but I disagree with you. Peter does owe his backers something, he owes them a bike.

There is no doubt that he has created something quite special and no doubt that he is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By LeChatNoir

Just for clarification when you say trails I am...

Just for clarification when you say trails I am assuming you mean paved trails or anything other than dirt trails?

I cannot comment on the ZiZZO Campo, but just recently bought the Gazelle for my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 633,867
Posted By LeChatNoir

Hello everyone just wanted to join the first...

Hello everyone just wanted to join the first Folding Bike Club. My first ever folding bike was the Kettler 20" I-On a couple of years back. However that was a shared bike between my good friend and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,505
Posted By Total Newbie

Thanks! That is very helpful!!

Thanks! That is very helpful!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,505
Posted By tds101

Origami makes affordable folding bikes, and the...

Origami makes affordable folding bikes, and the pricing and customer service is top notch.
https://www.origamibicycles.com/bikes/

Zizzo (as mentioned above) make quality, affordable bikes. And...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,023
Posted By 12boy

Or, for that kind of money a superlight Pakit...

Or, for that kind of money a superlight Pakit would be nice. It could have gears! It could be repaired if needed although I would think a steel bike would deal better with being tossed around in a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,524
Posted By mirfi

C'mon Man!!!!! The front O.L.D. is 91mm....

C'mon Man!!!!!

The front O.L.D. is 91mm. WTF!!! A brand new adult bike without a 100mm fork. It's like a universal standard. Did they save 5 cents a fork to put this junk on?

I've cannibalized...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By Raxel

So they raised OTHER'S money for NHS staff and...

So they raised OTHER'S money for NHS staff and got the credit themselves, right?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By tds101

Strange,...I'm not trusting those wheels. :D

Strange,...I'm not trusting those wheels. :D
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By DLBroox

Origami Wasp for that last mile

I just got my new Origami Wasp yesterday. It was a great price and I needed a last mile kind of bike that I can keep in my car.

Out of the box it's a really sweet little bike. I took off the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,295
Posted By CliffordK

GOOD LOCK? The Bike Friday PakIt...

GOOD LOCK?

The Bike Friday PakIt (https://www.bikefriday.com/folding-bikes/product/bike-friday-pakit-compact-folding-bike) comes with 16" wheels, and is deasigned to be packed rapidly. I assume...
Forum: Recumbent
10-01-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,781
Posted By Lightning Pilot

You are braver men/women than I, Gunga Din!...

You are braver men/women than I, Gunga Din! :thumb: My wife's tadpole trike and my bent have LOTS of running lights, some on staffs so they are at car drivers' eye level. When we are on the street, I...
Forum: Recumbent
09-30-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,781
Posted By Jeff Wills

It's quite the opposite: since automobile drivers...

It's quite the opposite: since automobile drivers aren't sure what you are, they tend to pass further to the left than they would with an upright bike. Several of my recumbent-riding friends have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 298,143
Posted By unionmanbirch

Riding the Cross Vermont Trail on my Origami...

Riding the Cross Vermont Trail on my Origami Crane. Note the black fly on my water bottle in the second picture. They were vicious today when I stopped.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By 3speedslow

That is a very ugly comment and uncalled for....

That is a very ugly comment and uncalled for. Hatefulness has no place here.

congrats to the thread poster on your new folders! Welcome to BF. We are a great crowd here except for that troll. We...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By Karilyn

Our new folding bikes

Today we went to Richmond, VA, and test rode the Origami Gazelle and Origami Crane 8. The owner of Origami Bicycles, Paul, was wonderful! He spent quite a bit of time explaining the differences in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,679
Posted By GTA

I have two of these. Good quality. Fast...

I have two of these.
Good quality. Fast folding. Fun to ride. Easy maintenance.
Low speed. Unstable. Strange geometry.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,558
Posted By 1nterceptor

Folding Bike Storage

This is a competitor for the IKEA Kallax(US$39). But I think this version comes in more colors.
Also, had 2 day free shipping at the time of purchase. I think IKEA wanted to charge me US$10
for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,051
Posted By tds101

The freewheel swap was a total success,...she's a...

The freewheel swap was a total success,...she's a bit faster, and wonderful to ride. Now she just needs a new set of folding pedals, and some fenders (the tires I installed are too fat for the stock...
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