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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Winfried

At 6+ feet, did you get the extended seat pillar...

At 6+ feet, did you get the extended seat pillar (https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/seat-posts/brompton-extended-seat-pillar/), the telescopic seatpost extender...
02-20-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 279
Posted By Winfried

How does the differential work? Is the magic all...

How does the differential work? Is the magic all into that part?

Is a rear drive trike (delta) harder to move than a front drive (tadpole)?
...
02-17-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 562
Posted By Winfried

All else being equal, rims on smaller wheels...

All else being equal, rims on smaller wheels obviously wear faster. Besides, those used by Brompton are on the cheap side.

I've already laced/weaved rims myself. Worth the effort, at least for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Winfried

What's the diff, you ask? ...

What's the diff, you ask?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/776x1538/tern_carryon_popcover_7d202d9a437a913ff6cb9b409753f2a0f19db4db.png

I would get the CarryOn, as I used...
02-15-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 562
Posted By Winfried

I read the brakes are the same, although the bike...

I read the brakes are the same, although the bike is heavier (→ braking isn't too good in the rain).



What about those?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001397867505.html

Dahon and other...
02-06-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Winfried

You could email those two experts for advice: ...

You could email those two experts for advice:
Bruce Dance (https://forum.cyclinguk.org/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23604)
Dan Burkhart (https://www.facebook.com/dan.burkhart.14/)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,948
Posted By Winfried

Noticed a bit of play in the right-side pedal of...

Noticed a bit of play in the right-side pedal of my newly bought Promend PD-F57 removable pedals.

Just loosen the external bolt with a 6mm hex key, and tighten the nut underneath.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By Winfried

I agree, which I why, in addition to the...

I agree, which I why, in addition to the frame-mounted front bag, I use the rear rack to carry the rest 1) on the frame 2) as low to the ground as possible for maximum stability, like this guy did...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Winfried

Yup, gone. https://www.fsirbike.nl/ ...

Yup, gone.

https://www.fsirbike.nl/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN8JXVj9i8M
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Winfried

Where are they available in Belgium (and Europe,...

Where are they available in Belgium (and Europe, generally speaking)?

I'm curious about how that part will hold after years of use:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Winfried

For the curious in the audience, here's how it...

For the curious in the audience, here's how it folds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2dC4Fw_YfU

Made by Typhoon (http://www.typhoonbike.com/product/) from Shenzhen, China.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Winfried

Since you're in Spain (well, Catalonia…), you...

Since you're in Spain (well, Catalonia…), you might consider an Oribike, either C8 or M10, whose only retailer in Europe is in the Murcia area (Cartagena, of all places.)

It folds pretty much like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Winfried

Provided the hall is wide enough so that the bike...

Provided the hall is wide enough so that the bike doesn't hit the walls,or the neighbors won't be happy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Winfried

Hence a derailleur. ...

Hence a derailleur.

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/61/8d/57/618d57000e67bf0a9920ff347c342dee.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Winfried

Two cheaper options: For smaller gear...

Two cheaper options:

For smaller gear inches, install a double chainring (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1141224-2-chainrings-brompton.html) (total ~€150); A 50/34T with the original...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By Winfried

https://www.facebook.com/ysroadueno/ ...

https://www.facebook.com/ysroadueno/
https://www.facebook.com/loro.nihonbashi/



Why is that?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,611
Posted By Winfried

Just wrap the box, and say it's a wheelchair. ...

Just wrap the box, and say it's a wheelchair.

Worked for me occasionally :-p
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By Winfried

The Fit, or the Limited CL? ...

The Fit, or the Limited CL?

https://www.javabikes.com/en/Bikes/760.html

https://www.javabikes.com/en/Bikes/759.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,641
Posted By Winfried

Since you "live in one of the epicenters of high...

Since you "live in one of the epicenters of high end bicycle manufacturering in the world (Taichung City)", I would suggest getting 1) a single-speed Brompton, 2) a standard width rear triangle, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,641
Posted By Winfried

It always ends with a Brompton :lol:

It always ends with a Brompton :lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,641
Posted By Winfried

Since you're in Taiwan, check the Ori M10/C8....

Since you're in Taiwan, check the Ori M10/C8. Folds almost as compact and fast as a Brompton, for a bit less money.

If you're lucky; they might still sell the Mi8 (= Nexus 8) instead of a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,707
Posted By Winfried

Go ahead, for science's sake :-p

Go ahead, for science's sake :-p
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,707
Posted By Winfried

"Anyway, pedaling efficiency notably improved,...

"Anyway, pedaling efficiency notably improved, and all nasty crunchy noises were gone. So, it's nice that you can re-lubricate this thing by just taking the crank off the spindle and giving it a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,707
Posted By Winfried

2% apparently: "There's no noticeable noise from...

2% apparently: "There's no noticeable noise from the gearbox beyond a quiet purr, and no noticeable extra drag or effort required to pedal. Efneo has tested the drag at high loads and estimates it at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,707
Posted By Winfried

Go ahead, and tell us how it goes :-) ...

Go ahead, and tell us how it goes :-)

https://bikerumor.com/2017/08/21/review-efneo-3-speed-gearbox-crankset-makes-easy-keeps-clean/...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,265
Posted By Winfried

You brought it up, and missed the end of the...

You brought it up, and missed the end of the story:

https://www.bikeforums.net/21101460-post56.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 78,764
Posted By Winfried

No idea, but belts and folders whose rear wheel...

No idea, but belts and folders whose rear wheel moves around the frame make for a difficult combination, although it's been done:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 78,764
Posted By Winfried

But then, if you ride it every day or so for a...

But then, if you ride it every day or so for a few years, it's worth the money IMHO.

Too bad Ori doesn't offer the M/C with a gear hub. The Mi8 City seems to have gone. Gear hubs make a lot more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,260
Posted By Winfried

Built by the famous Juliane Neuß...

Built by the famous Juliane Neuß (http://www.junik-hpv.de/html/brompton_tuning.htm).

"The wheel is a project for a rather large customer. " (per Google Translate)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 78,764
Posted By Winfried

Out of curiosity, I checked how much it'd cost to...

Out of curiosity, I checked how much it'd cost to convert an Ori from a derailleur to a Nexus 8 gear hub using new parts:

Shimano Nexus SG-C6011-8V 130€
Cassette joint + anti-rotation washers...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,249
Posted By Winfried

Considering a Dahon K3 costs ~$700 and a...

Considering a Dahon K3 costs ~$700 and a Haberstock/Schlumpf gearbox about the same, it makes more sense to just buy a Brompton, which is more compact to carry on public transit anyways.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,249
Posted By Winfried

Do you know if it can be retrofitted to use a...

Do you know if it can be retrofitted to use a Nexus/Sturmey-Archer internal gear hub, which would 1) provide a wider gear range and 2) allow for a chain guard (pretty useful, considering the chain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By Winfried

I'll just get the 52T chain guard...

I'll just get the 52T chain guard (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32922258464.html) and see how it goes. At €20, it's not worth trying to file down a chainring.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By Winfried

Thanks! You meant 22.3 cm.

Thanks!

You meant 22.3 cm.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By Winfried

[Front crankset] Replacing outer ring with chain guard?

Hello,

I'm currently using a 50/40/30 triple crankset + derailleur on a Brompton where I 1) removed the outer 50T, and 2) replaced the middle ring with a 46T.

I'd like to install a chain guard...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,249
Posted By Winfried

Thankfully, bikes are allowed to go to work, food...

Thankfully, bikes are allowed to go to work, food shopping, etc.

With much fewer cars in the streets, now is a great time to get around by bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,826
Posted By Winfried

I've done 150 km/~100 mile days on a Brompton,...

I've done 150 km/~100 mile days on a Brompton, although I was too tired to do this again the next day :-)

As long as you can ride at your own pace, it's doable, especially on a more road worthy...
01-23-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By Winfried

Thanks. I started by screwing each nipple...

Thanks.

I started by screwing each nipple until the end showed through and the screwdriver could no longer work.

At that point, I got a somewhat oval rim, and I wondered: Should I tigthen the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,076
Posted By Winfried

[Tern] Rapid Transit vs. Trolley Rack?

Hello,

Someone I know who bought a Link D8 is having a difficult time moving the bike folded, and is looking at the Trolley Rack. Unsurprising, but a Brompton was a bit overbudget.

I notice...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-28-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 402,909
Posted By Winfried

FYI, someone else drilled the head tube on the...

FYI, someone else drilled the head tube on the limited edition titanium Birdy and add the Brompton luggage block:

(courtesy of Google Translate)
"I actually dismounted the fork (very simple on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,265
Posted By Winfried

Stopped by the local DIY bike workshop. ...

Stopped by the local DIY bike workshop.

Solved.

Thanks!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x444/img_20190831_104820_72bfebcb5f73b25452504616d57bc56d5bf2fb85.jpg
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,899
Posted By Winfried

https://www.leboncoin.fr/velos/1613464503.htm/ ...

https://www.leboncoin.fr/velos/1613464503.htm/

It's been for sale for months, still no taker. I don't like the fact that it won't take a bag in the front, and there's the risk of failure with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,899
Posted By Winfried

For people living in the Paris area, there's one...

For people living in the Paris area, there's one for sale for €2.000

https://www.leboncoin.fr/velos/1454545003.htm/

Considering it's a dead ringer for the Brompton, no wonder they don't dare...
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