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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,435
Posted By berlinonaut

And you are a brave and wise man by not doing so....

And you are a brave and wise man by not doing so. The construction is as follows:

- inside the hinge part of the main frame there are bronze bearings.
- through the hinge part goes a steel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-19, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,435
Posted By berlinonaut

That's one of those common beliefs. In fact, when...

That's one of those common beliefs. In fact, when comparing an early MK2-Brompton from the late 80ies with a current one in detail you'll recognize that in fact there are only a small handful of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,435
Posted By berlinonaut

It is not a bad design. More than 1/2 a million...

It is not a bad design. More than 1/2 a million Brompons have been built since the late 80ies and the issue that you are suffering from is a very rare one. I know some cases but only a handful. You...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,328
Posted By berlinonaut

Why would this make it unsellable? With bike of...

Why would this make it unsellable? With bike of more than 20 years possibly nobody expects paperwork like user manual, original reiceipt or things like that (though the existence would possibly be a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,435
Posted By berlinonaut

It does if you know what you are doing. Juliane...

It does if you know what you are doing. Juliane Neuss does commercially offer to retrofit an Nexus 8 into a Brompton for almost 20 years now and has done hundreds of those conversions. The hub gets...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,435
Posted By berlinonaut

You can buy a replacement (steel) rear triangle...

You can buy a replacement (steel) rear triangle from Brompton, it is an ordinary spare part and way way cheaper than 750$. Did you ask your Brompton dealer about getting a spare rear frame or just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 39,082
Posted By berlinonaut

Don't speak it out too loudly - else some people...

Don't speak it out too loudly - else some people in this forum go hunting for you with axes and torchs, no matter if you are right or not... :rolleyes: Other than that: The OP asked his initial...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,851
Posted By berlinonaut

You should mention that apart from the need to...

You should mention that apart from the need to respoke the wheels with smaller rims you also run into issues with the brakes - the arm length with the stock brakes is not long enough. There are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,478
Posted By berlinonaut

Any Folder. Or none apart from the Brompton -...

Any Folder. Or none apart from the Brompton - depends. If there was an alternative that was light, as compact, as good and way cheaper - do you think Brompton would have sold more than 1/2 a million...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,851
Posted By berlinonaut

But than again that is due to the riding position...

But than again that is due to the riding position and not due to the bike being a small wheeler. You can have a racing small wheeler and a very upright big wheeler like a Dutch bike. And I would not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,851
Posted By berlinonaut

A saddle is a very individual thing - everone is...

A saddle is a very individual thing - everone is different. So hard to give an advice here. I do not see why saddles for small wheelers would differ from ordinary saddles.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,603
Posted By berlinonaut

I have the luck to own or have owned more than...

I have the luck to own or have owned more than one Rohloff in 406-rims. I am not sure which rim I have on the Moulton TSR - I let the wheel build by the very reputable shop I bought the Rohloff from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,738
Posted By berlinonaut

With many dealers you get a discount for bikes...

With many dealers you get a discount for bikes already in the shop during winter season (~Nov-March), often around 10%. If you are outside of the EU I would not expect a massive change regarding list...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By berlinonaut

Indeed - in this case I misunderstood the post.

Indeed - in this case I misunderstood the post.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By berlinonaut

At first: How do you define "overheating"? 700m...

At first: How do you define "overheating"? 700m is not a long distance.




What is "it"? The bike, the break or the rim? And why would you want to touch the rim? Plus: Just you feel it would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,583
Posted By berlinonaut

[/list] It seems that the 3D variant cannot be...

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It seems that the 3D variant cannot be used along with mudguards, the "21F" version is a tad (10g) heavier due to the unbroken leverage and all save 15g if you opt for the ti-version.


...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,603
Posted By berlinonaut

It depends. The front panniers are the best...

It depends. The front panniers are the best looking solution but may conflict with the cables, depending a little bit from you setup (which brakes etc). And it's two bags which means less comfy to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,391
Posted By berlinonaut

That is a very curagouos statement. Tern...

That is a very curagouos statement. Tern seatposts have typically 33,9mm diameter and while this is common with Tern and Dahon bikes it is definitively not what "most folders" are using. There will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,603
Posted By berlinonaut

I have a Rohloff on my TSR and love it. You can...

I have a Rohloff on my TSR and love it. You can avoid seperating the cables by going for the version with the external click-box - just take the click-box with the cables off and pack it with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,220
Posted By berlinonaut

And what exactly would you expect to "make it...

And what exactly would you expect to "make it right for you"? Especially given the fact that there are no relevant differences between 2014 and 2016 and even the resale value used is comparable?
And...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,058
Posted By berlinonaut

What's your point? If you ask a Brompton dealer...

What's your point? If you ask a Brompton dealer if you would need a new rear mudguard when you fit a rack to your L-Brompton he will obviously state "yes" and obviously say that the mudguard from the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,058
Posted By berlinonaut

Now that I see the pics: The rack that you are...

Now that I see the pics: The rack that you are using is not the factory rack which the Brompton dealers possibly referred to (as did I). And judging from the way the mudguard stays are running we may...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,058
Posted By berlinonaut

because you can't - it does not work. There is a...

because you can't - it does not work. There is a reason why the rack version is using a different mudguard. Obviously one can make it work by getting rid of the stays and the roller wheel of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,220
Posted By berlinonaut

It does, but only to minimal amount. It is more...

It does, but only to minimal amount. It is more of a generation thing: Mk2, Mk3, Mk4 until 2013, Mk4 after 2013 and in future possibly Mk4 after 2017. In first 2 years there is a more recognizable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,220
Posted By berlinonaut

I'd be relaxed. If the price is more or less in...

I'd be relaxed. If the price is more or less in the range what you'd have paid for a used bike of that age it sounds like a fair if not good deal to me. Regarding the wrongly lined out age: Mistakes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,220
Posted By berlinonaut

According to your serial number the bike was made...

According to your serial number the bike was made in December 2014. This does no harm, but some things have changed over the last years, so I would expect the bike to have been considerably cheaper...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,273
Posted By berlinonaut

Just to clarify the naming: The black one is...

Just to clarify the naming: The black one is called Bromptosaurus, the rusty one is called Bromptosaurus Rex (because of it's later date of birth and the motor). There is also an opposite bike by the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,273
Posted By berlinonaut

Here you go: Very Big Edition...

Here you go:
Very Big Edition (http://www.bromptonauten.de/phorum3/read.php?1,34450,34450)
Bromptosaurus (Rex), genannt: Rostinante (http://www.bromptonauten.de/phorum3/read.php?1,40224)

They...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,739
Posted By berlinonaut

The extra cable length may or may not be an issue...

The extra cable length may or may not be an issue when folding or unfolding. Depends from which bars you want to use alternatively. A too long rear brake cable may throuw the chain off the chainwheel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,375
Posted By berlinonaut

The Brompton on the pictures of BroptonNiro's...

The Brompton on the pictures of BroptonNiro's other thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1174315-beware-cable-rubbing-over-paint-brompton-dahon-cases.html) has the frame number 374558 -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,375
Posted By berlinonaut

Why should I? Please explain. I am in no way...

Why should I? Please explain. I am in no way connected to Brompton. Maybe you could step in. A Brompton frame may rust through. If if happens within the first five years Brompton will replace it (as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,375
Posted By berlinonaut

Do you have a car? Does it rust? Is it a problem?...

Do you have a car? Does it rust? Is it a problem? For how many years has the maker of your car been in business? Did you give them advice? If not: Why not?
Do you have a Brompton? Does it rust? Is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

Not really: The Mercs run on diesel, the Toyota...

Not really: The Mercs run on diesel, the Toyota hybrids on gas. The Mercs take 8-9 liters per 100 km in taxi mode, the Toyotas 7ish. With German prices for gas and diesel fuel economy is about the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

Possibly you are right in that aspect. ...

Possibly you are right in that aspect.



That's true. It does not work that way 'round and it is not about beautiful, fancy web design. It's about the content: What's there, how is it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

At least I have no interest of ordering a bike...

At least I have no interest of ordering a bike from the manufacturer directly. But I would expect the manufacturer to list the available models on their webpage and - if those differ from country to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

Hm, I can. I can put a bike into a shopping cart...

Hm, I can. I can put a bike into a shopping cart on this webpage and get forwarded to Paypal directly after that. I would call this an order. In the lower left part of the Dahon-webpage for each...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

Just had a look at the Dahon webpage and it seems...

Just had a look at the Dahon webpage and it seems it has not become better. Of the three bikes you mention it seems none is listed on the Dahon USA webpage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

One question: Did you ever do self-supported...

One question: Did you ever do self-supported touring on a Brompton? If not - how can you judge on it?
Internal gear hubs: In general they are considered to be reliable and easier to live with with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

The carrier block on the Brompton is mounted to...

The carrier block on the Brompton is mounted to the steerer tube, not to the stem, the forks or the front wheel. The steerer tube folds identical with the Brompton and the Curl. Why would the carrier...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By berlinonaut

What do you want the phone access for? From the...

What do you want the phone access for? From the answer to this question depends which solutions may apply. As I am using my phone on the bike for navigation only (and this only very occasionally)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

For one, as others have aleady said, the curl has...

For one, as others have aleady said, the curl has an Aluminium frame and due to the necessary temperature treating it is not that easy to weld additional stuff on it (brazing is not possible anyway)....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

It is one of the problems with Dahon that their...

It is one of the problems with Dahon that their lineup of models is pretty confusing. It differs from year to year and from country to country and a bike with the same model name in another country...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

A city trailer...

A city trailer (https://shop.planet-used.com/shop/de/fahrradanhaenger/carry-freedom-city-trailer-55.html) by carry freedom (https://carryfreedom.com/#2). Seems they have stopped making it not too...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

Does the Curl have such a mount? Judging from the...

Does the Curl have such a mount? Judging from the product-page (https://dahon.com/bikes/curl-i4/) it does not look like that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

The mounting-system ist called "Klick Fix" and is...

The mounting-system ist called "Klick Fix" and is made by a traditional German brand named Rixen and Kaul. They have a huge amount of bags and mounting systems (https://klickfix.com/#slide-3) for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

I cannot judge for the OP and neither do I want...

I cannot judge for the OP and neither do I want to, all I can do is to deliver information. It's his job to judge what fit's best to his needs. ATM we do not even know if we are talking about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

...continued ...

...continued

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

To give an impression of folded sizes and space...

To give an impression of folded sizes and space needs in public transport with luggage and traveling with folders:

1. Bike Friday Pocket Llama with BF trailer kit - not the smallest bike on earth...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By berlinonaut

There is an attachment from an Asian company that...

There is an attachment from an Asian company that attaches to the rear of the rack and - as far as I remember - there are versions for Birdy, Dahon and Tern. with this the bikes roll more or less...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 02:22 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,802
Posted By berlinonaut

In general within Central European countries you...

In general within Central European countries you won't have an issue with roads or terrain that would be unridable with 16" tires. There might (!) be a couple of miles that are uncomfortable in...
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