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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Raxel

They are basically the same ones I think (made by...

They are basically the same ones I think (made by the same factory).
I read that they are now selling complete bike at around 3.5 million KRW (2300GBP)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Raxel

Hummingbird folds the same as Brompton, except it...

Hummingbird folds the same as Brompton, except it lacks the main frame hinge. If you don't fold the main frame hinge of the Brompton, they are equally "flat".

And with 2900GBP you can buy a full...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
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
04-03-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By Raxel

Small wheel with proper high pressure tire is 10x...

Small wheel with proper high pressure tire is 10x better than unreliable "folding wheel" with airless tire.

And unfortunately the folding size is not any better than montague or changebike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By Raxel

Kinlin NBR is the lightest metal rim available....

Kinlin NBR is the lightest metal rim available. It only accepts narrow tires though (Kozak maximum)
There are lighter full carbon rims (~175gr each) but they are NOT recommended for any long descent...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,683
Posted By Raxel

Burke is still a standard 406 wheeled folder with...

Burke is still a standard 406 wheeled folder with low grade components, only vastly more expensive.
Obviously It should be much better than Brompton but I don't think it will be any better than Bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,575
Posted By Raxel

A) 3SIXTY is almost fully compatible with...

A) 3SIXTY is almost fully compatible with brompton parts (which you shouldn't use), which means you can easily shave the weight using lightweight third party wheelset, seatpost, etc
B) Fnhon bikes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By Raxel

Only way is using a magnet, as some version can...

Only way is using a magnet, as some version can have painted titanium parts (CHPT3 for example)


It's possible but you need to learn a bit about bike components first.


It's basically the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,201
Posted By Raxel

Nope, most of the people I know riding modded...

Nope, most of the people I know riding modded Brompton have quite a bit of mileage (both horizontal and vertical). Many do randonneuring with their Bromptons. One of them even completed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,201
Posted By Raxel

I personally know >20 people who has done various...

I personally know >20 people who has done various mods on their Brompton (Disc brake, 130mm rear frame, 7/11 speed e-tap drivetrain etc) and they all say they will never go back. Oh they fold their...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,201
Posted By Raxel

Everything is relative, and $1700 is a lot of...

Everything is relative, and $1700 is a lot of money when you can buy a full carbon road bike for $500, or full titanium folder for $2500.

And every improvements I mentioned can be done on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,201
Posted By Raxel

They sell non-custom, factory-made, extremely...

They sell non-custom, factory-made, extremely low-tech steel folder at very high price, and all they have been doing for the last decade is adding new "editions". So Brompton is a basically luxury...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By Raxel

I do like high quality tools but this is simply...

I do like high quality tools but this is simply stupid.

Who need wooden case for tools, and who in right mind will use hex key PLUS bit adaptor PLUS screw bit, instead of a standalone screwdriver?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,931
Posted By Raxel

Having a full length inner liner should be better...

Having a full length inner liner should be better (no chance of contamination), and they usually provide 2x length of outer housing, but it does not matter too much from my experience.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,375
Posted By Raxel

Here are ultimate tensile strengths of different...

Here are ultimate tensile strengths of different materials (according to Matweb homepage)

6/4 titanium alloy: 900Mpa
3/2.5 titanium alloy: 862Mpa
316 stainless steel: 538Mpa
4130 steel: 560Mpa...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,375
Posted By Raxel

Aluminium crank bolts are just fine BUT you...

Aluminium crank bolts are just fine BUT you should fasten the crank using STEEL BOLT FIRST.

And that very bottom bracket is not recommended for heavy riders. I saw a number of failure cases. But...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,375
Posted By Raxel

The tensioner arm may flex a bit but the shifting...

The tensioner arm may flex a bit but the shifting pulley axle cannot flex that much, unless one of bolt is loose.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By Raxel

I think almost everyone get their teeth corrected...

I think almost everyone get their teeth corrected here. Plastic surgery is also quite cheap, and many girls get double eyelid surgery.
Getting orthognathic surgery (purely for cosmetic) is a recent...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By Raxel

I live in south Korea.. we have ridiculously good...

I live in south Korea.. we have ridiculously good healthcare system. Walk-in clinics in every other building, and we rarely pay more than $10 for each visit.
On the flip side, dentists and doctors...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By Raxel

My guess: a) because they screwed up the IGH...

My guess:
a) because they screwed up the IGH somehow / or didn't adjust the shifter cable accordingly
b) They knew. "If you wanted to go ahead with the repair we would pull a wheel off our stock...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,931
Posted By Raxel

I apply a bit of teflon spray inside the housing....

I apply a bit of teflon spray inside the housing. They work without lubrication (Old nokon sheath was made of Teflon, not sure of recent ones) but works even better with lubrication. Had no issue...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By Raxel

You have three options, do everything yourself,...

You have three options, do everything yourself, pay the shop, or get a brand new one.
That's up to your hourly wage and how much you enjoy the repair work. My wage is dirt cheap so I do everything...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,931
Posted By Raxel

Most inner housings (sheaths) are interchangeable...

Most inner housings (sheaths) are interchangeable - but I have found the elite link clones are using slightly thinner housings. If you lubricate them properly and don't make a too tight loop they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,931
Posted By Raxel

I have used basically every linked cable housings...

I have used basically every linked cable housings out there (Nokon, elite link, i-link, aican etc) and end up using cheap elite link clones. They are super cheap ($30 for two packs of 1.8m housing),...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,150
Posted By Raxel

There are new, limited version ti birdy available...

There are new, limited version ti birdy available now.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,488
Posted By Raxel

AFAIK all titanium clones (including EasyTi) have...

AFAIK all titanium clones (including EasyTi) have exactly the same geometries as the UK original ones.
And last year's 3Sixty cro-mo bikes indeed had bit shorter top tube but now they are making...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,488
Posted By Raxel

I recommend ZTTO cable available at aliexpress,...

I recommend ZTTO cable available at aliexpress, which is a close copy of jagwire elite link cable. They are super cheap compared to big brand cables (you can get two 1.8m packages for around $30-40),...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,150
Posted By Raxel

You can ride pretty much ANY folding bike to work.

You can ride pretty much ANY folding bike to work.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,583
Posted By Raxel

1. They DO NOT offer better braking power. They...

1. They DO NOT offer better braking power. They have exactly the same geometry as the stock brake, which means they have exactly the same mechanical advantage.

2. They should have better pads...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,435
Posted By Raxel

Nope. - The rear frame has no concave 'slot'...

Nope.

- The rear frame has no concave 'slot' to hold the spindle. It's FLAT. Nothing supports the spindle on the rear frame side.
- The bolts are NOT just there to keep the rear frame on. They...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,488
Posted By Raxel

Carbon handlepost: 309gr Titanium main frame:...

Carbon handlepost: 309gr
Titanium main frame: 1252gr
Titanium fork: 281gr
Titanium rear triangle: 457gr
===================== Total 2299gr

Steel handlepost (RL) : 738gr
Steel main frame :...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,739
Posted By Raxel

Here's a heavily modified Chedech with external...

Here's a heavily modified Chedech with external 5-speed drivetrain (sram etap). its owner has a sub-6kg Brompton as well (with steel frame)

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,478
Posted By Raxel

Google for 3sixty Brompton clones. They are much...

Google for 3sixty Brompton clones. They are much cheaper and lighter than UK Bromptons.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,488
Posted By Raxel

They are not TVs.

They are not TVs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,488
Posted By Raxel

I use two 35" 21:9 ultrawide monitors, one 27"...

I use two 35" 21:9 ultrawide monitors, one 27" monitor and one 160hz gaming monitor in my office. I plan to get samsung's 49" 32:9 one later this year.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,488
Posted By Raxel

Does this place look like a bike shop to you,...

Does this place look like a bike shop to you, seriously?


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1000/5200_1_02ef85cb6e3c1d0da55491fb2998db5761ad12fd.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,865
Posted By Raxel

Where did you get 406 ultremo? They'are all gone...

Where did you get 406 ultremo? They'are all gone now!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,267
Posted By Raxel

Yet another clueless designer thinking hubless...

Yet another clueless designer thinking hubless wheel is cool.

Hubless wheel is stupid idea in general, as you can see from this actual one made by Yale students.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,865
Posted By Raxel

451 wheelset? Nice. Should be even lighter with...

451 wheelset? Nice. Should be even lighter with 406 wheelset IMO.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,488
Posted By Raxel

It looks new because it is. Most parts are new. ...

It looks new because it is. Most parts are new.
And my wife (and only she) does ride her steeds.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,488
Posted By Raxel

My Wife's full titanium Brompton clone (ver.2)

I ended up swapping most components, so this is practically a new bike.

Main frame, rear frame, fork, spoke, hinge clamp bolt: Titanium
Handlepost, seatpost, saddle, handlebar, crankset,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,716
Posted By Raxel

a) Brompton (as well as the UFB) has rear...

a) Brompton (as well as the UFB) has rear suspension, which will give WAY more than any possible frame flex anyway.
b) Fork and rear frame has much thinner tubing than the main frame, and they flex...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,613
Posted By Raxel

You can get one from brompton.. which is NOT...

You can get one from brompton.. which is NOT recommended with stock ti fork as the expander may damage the steerer tube.

Brompton silently replaced the expander with wedge. Tiparts now sells...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,613
Posted By Raxel

Now I'm adding some exotic bits... ...

Now I'm adding some exotic bits...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x563/crankset_9b86bbc7456664110e4385224214af5a4814dc38.jpg
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By Raxel

I use nokon, i-link, aican and elitelink clone.

I use nokon, i-link, aican and elitelink clone.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By Raxel

I always use metal housings on my bikes

And they are holding fine. Make sure that the inner cable is lubricated and fully stretched (new cables elongate over days, so you need to readjust after a few days)
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,613
Posted By Raxel

I've done a major update - swapped the fork and...

I've done a major update - swapped the fork and rear frame with black ones, stem with brushed titanium one.


...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,769
Posted By Raxel

Changebike frame is lighter and seemingly...

Changebike frame is lighter and seemingly stronger as well (being a diamond design)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By Raxel

I don't see the point. The frame itself has as...

I don't see the point. The frame itself has as many as FOUR hinges. Handlepost and rear triangle have their own hinges so the total number of hinges is SIX.

Brompton has two hinges plus one acts...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,656
Posted By Raxel

New 3Sixty LWB version spotted

Now the bike is very close to UK brompton overall. It still seems to use 1" headtube, which makes the front end of the main tube slightly ovalized.

I really don't like the fake Brompton decal but...
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