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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,229
Posted By 1nterceptor

1 Rolls while folded. 2 No hinge on main frame....

1 Rolls while folded.
2 No hinge on main frame.
3 20" to 24" wheels.

I don't think such an animal(folder) exists.
You'll probably have to compromise on one point
and just settle for two of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,167
Posted By 1nterceptor

The Brompton can't be 26" X 24" X 12". The box...

The Brompton can't be 26" X 24" X 12". The box that it ships in is 24" X 24" X 12".
https://live.staticflickr.com/1625/24912456646_cce9dc34da_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DXqRqA)Nagoya Station...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By 1nterceptor

You can do a lot of research online; reading...

You can do a lot of research online; reading reviews, asking questions, etc. - but
the bottom line is that's a limited way of finding out if the bike fits your needs. You
really have to own the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,959
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've owned a Citizen Tokyo in the past. Just like...

I've owned a Citizen Tokyo in the past. Just like you; didn't want to spend a lot on a folding bike.

Bought a hardly used model from Craigslist. Sold it after a few weeks. It was heavy(steel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've seen folks grind the teeth of the outer...

I've seen folks grind the teeth of the outer rings on a double; making it a guard/protector.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By 1nterceptor

Safety switch makes it harder to accidentally...

Safety switch makes it harder to accidentally open the latch; snagged shoe lace, bag strap, etc.
I would still ride the bike; but I'd order the parts as soon as I can. Don't think you can replace...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've owned a Citizen Tokyo in the past. Just like...

I've owned a Citizen Tokyo in the past. Just like you; didn't want to spend a lot on a folding bike.

Bought a hardly used model from Craigslist. Sold it after a few weeks. It was heavy(steel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 261,088
Posted By 1nterceptor

@tds101 somewhere on Long island i'm assuming? ...

@tds101 somewhere on Long island i'm assuming?

Grocery shopping allowed under shelter in place rule:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49736856762_50e21e1794.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,637
Posted By 1nterceptor

I have 4 bikes; all folders. 1 easy to store...

I have 4 bikes; all folders.

1 easy to store at home/work
2 easy to bring inside stores/restaurants/museums/dr's office/etc
3 easy to bring when travelling by plane/boat/train/car/bus...
05-17-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,427
Posted By 1nterceptor

Tried to find the oldest photo I have for my...

Tried to find the oldest photo I have for my Hotshot Pro80; to remember how old it is.
This photo was taken on DEC 2015. Still working fine up to this day. :)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By 1nterceptor

You tried Bfold in Manhattan?

You tried Bfold in Manhattan?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,714
Posted By 1nterceptor

Check with BFold on 13th st. They should have...

Check with BFold on 13th st. They should have some
models that can meet your needs within your budget.
https://bfold.com/
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By 1nterceptor

If it was me; I'd get the cheaper Brompton(in 2...

If it was me; I'd get the cheaper Brompton(in 2 speed). Then with the money saved;
buy lighter parts for the Brompton for further weight reduction. Titanium seat post,
carbon saddle, titanium...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,186
Posted By 1nterceptor

https://live.staticflickr.com/5552/14994268348_32e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5552/14994268348_32e1ecf7b1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oQZxA5)100 Miles(160 Km.) on a Brompton (https://flic.kr/p/oQZxA5) by 1nterceptor...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,672
Posted By 1nterceptor

Depends. Am I running late? Raining/snowing? It's...

Depends. Am I running late? Raining/snowing? It's Friday and I rode Mon-Thur to work.

Anywhere from 2 miles to/from the train/bus station; to 17 miles one way. :D...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,535
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've made some how to vids for my channel. Some...

I've made some how to vids for my channel. Some are generic bike repair info; some are Brompton specific:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgfd9Gt_LGk&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=4...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 261,088
Posted By 1nterceptor

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49057115502_21...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49057115502_21c0511060.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hK1xjf)
Orlando, Florida - USA (https://flic.kr/p/2hK1xjf) by 1nterceptor...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,535
Posted By 1nterceptor

That was a demo bike that I just borrowed from...

That was a demo bike that I just borrowed from BFold of New York City.
Sorry I don't recall the chain ring/wheel teeth count; that will dictate gear inches range.
You can probably get the range...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 80,901
Posted By 1nterceptor

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 80,901
Posted By 1nterceptor

Welcome @towatai to BF. If you don't mind...

Welcome @towatai to BF. If you don't mind answering a few questions please:

1. your height.
2. your weight
3. riding surface in your area
4. bumpy?
5. smooth?
6. luggage? backpack,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,535
Posted By 1nterceptor

See post no. 4. Bike Friday pakiT with a Gates...

See post no. 4.
Bike Friday pakiT with a Gates carbon drive.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By 1nterceptor

Have used Marathon, Marathon Plus and Kojaks(wire...

Have used Marathon, Marathon Plus and Kojaks(wire bead and folding).
In addition to Brompton tire(discontued) and Primo Comet.

Primo Comet and Kojak are my favorites. :)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By 1nterceptor

If you haven't already; maybe put clipless...

If you haven't already; maybe put clipless pedals:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh5V2BYUiL4&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=20
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,535
Posted By 1nterceptor

Pretty happy with my Bike Friday pakiT: ...

Pretty happy with my Bike Friday pakiT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm1RfYSE5rM&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=9
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,466
Posted By 1nterceptor

1. Correct. 2. I try to match the chain w/ the...

1. Correct.
2. I try to match the chain w/ the chainring(10 speed to 10 speed, 9 speed to 9 speed, etc.)
If your chain is not too old and want to reuse it; I'd try to find a 8 speed ring.

I went...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 27,327
Posted By 1nterceptor

MKS EZY models has circlips to prevent unwanted...

MKS EZY models has circlips to prevent unwanted removal.
Although most folks don't bother using them; myself included.
No problems for the most part.

MKS EZY Superior models require that you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,723
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've bought and sold 4 Bromptons so far. Have...

I've bought and sold 4 Bromptons so far.
Have tried 2, 3 and 6 speeds. My only Brompton
right now has 6 speeds. I travel a bit; and the 6 speed
helps when I visit a hilly city/town(Virginia,...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,940
Posted By 1nterceptor

Been doing this(runing w/ lites on all the time)...

Been doing this(runing w/ lites on all the time) for about 10 years now.
I'll add another tip; have at least 2 front and 2 rear lights. :)...
09-16-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By 1nterceptor

Normal and okay to use.

Normal and okay to use.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,857
Posted By 1nterceptor

Maybe ask Bfold in NYC if they stock both and...

Maybe ask Bfold in NYC if they stock
both and if you can see them side by side.
09-11-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,882
Posted By 1nterceptor

For me the best multi tool available is the Tern...

For me the best multi tool available is the Tern tool:
https://www.ternbicycles.com/us/gear/472/tern-tool

I don't know how you can improve on it. Make it out of
titanium for the weight weenie...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By 1nterceptor

I studied in Nanjing University for a few weeks....

I studied in Nanjing University for a few weeks. I brought my cheap folder.
I got a heavy chain + lock when I arrived. It came in handy when I went
shopping and going to parks. Even at the campus...
09-11-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,694
Posted By 1nterceptor

Who made up the law and why should anybody give a...

Who made up the law and why should anybody give a rat's behind to it? ;)
09-10-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 35,041
Posted By 1nterceptor

I'm in the New York City area; can walk to lots...

I'm in the New York City area; can walk to lots of shops.
But sometimes I want more choices, better price and/or quality.
Might ride 5 miles or more:...
09-10-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,694
Posted By 1nterceptor

Been running my lights day or nite; dry or...

Been running my lights day or nite; dry or raining
for over 10 years now. I guess it works; :D still in
1 piece here in New York City:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,755
Posted By 1nterceptor

Not for carrying stuff. For smoother rolling in...

Not for carrying stuff. For smoother rolling in shopping
cart mode. Especially E type; no fender wheel.

For carrying things; use front luggage system.
08-09-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,416
Posted By 1nterceptor

Only tried a few. Terns w/ Bafang & Bosch, Oyama...

Only tried a few. Terns w/ Bafang & Bosch, Oyama & Brompton.
Seems Bosch is the quietest of the ones I tried.
08-08-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,995
Posted By 1nterceptor

Bfold stocks and sells the Tern Vektron. You...

Bfold stocks and sells the Tern Vektron.
You can also order any Bike Friday from them.
I recently picked up a Tern Vektron from them;
very happy commuting with it. :)
https://bfold.com/...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,245
Posted By 1nterceptor

Never tried any 5 speed hub at the time this...

Never tried any 5 speed hub at the time this thread was created. But last year; BFold of New York City was
nice enough to let me take their Chedech on a long test ride. It has a Sturmey Archer 5...
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By 1nterceptor

Depends on the brand/model. Bike Fridays for...

Depends on the brand/model. Bike Fridays for example can
be ordered with a double up front and 11 speed at the back.
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By 1nterceptor

Just got a new folder; Tern Vektron Q9. This...

Just got a new folder; Tern Vektron Q9.
This thing has 20 X 2.15(I think, maybe wider?) Big Apple tires;
super smooth. You'll have a hard time telling what size it is
based on ride quality. Maybe...
07-31-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,108
Posted By 1nterceptor

Did you bed-in/break-in the pads/rotors?

Did you bed-in/break-in the pads/rotors?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 261,088
Posted By 1nterceptor

Lost in the jungles of New Jersey; Tern Vektron...

Lost in the jungles of New Jersey; Tern Vektron Q9. :)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48425244531_4b166b1508.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gMb36a)
Tern Vektron Q9 (https://flic.kr/p/2gMb36a) by...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By 1nterceptor

Have used both chromo and stainless steel...

Have used both chromo and stainless steel spindles.
As far as feel goes; seemed the same to me. I believe
it's all the same bearings regardless of material. One thing
though; the spindles usually...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,096
Posted By 1nterceptor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFW-TXbZhHo&list=U...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFW-TXbZhHo&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=6
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,502
Posted By 1nterceptor

Dahon EEZZ - a bit smaller than B'ton. Weighs...

Dahon EEZZ - a bit smaller than B'ton. Weighs less I think; some folks complain the
folding is more complex than B'ton. Discontinued; can be found for US$600.
Dahon Curl - copied B'ton's fold, so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,162
Posted By 1nterceptor

Was this sold as new or used? Serial number...

Was this sold as new or used? Serial number starting with 14 means it was manufactured in 2014. The dealer telling you it's a 2016 model may mean that was when it was sold. And that's the year the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By 1nterceptor

Always try to get my hands on a bike when I...

Always try to get my hands on a bike when I travel. In Holland; I borrowed a hybrid.
In Manila; I bought a new MTB(US$40). Then gave it away when I left. In Georgia;
rented a hybrid. My brother in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By 1nterceptor

BFold in New York City might/should have some...

BFold in New York City might/should have some parts/accessories.
07-09-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,566
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've test ridden a few efolders; Pacific...

I've test ridden a few efolders; Pacific CarryMe(US$1,400?), eBrompton(US$3,600), Oyama(US$1,300?), Tern Vektrons(P9 w/ Bafang & S10 w/ Bosch).

Terns had the balance I needed; range,...
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