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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By Schwinnsta

Update us.

Update us.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By Schwinnsta

Its something that I don't really need but...

Its something that I don't really need but thought that having side bearings would better than metal guide.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By Schwinnsta

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By Schwinnsta

I am thinking about getting this...

I am thinking about getting this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By Schwinnsta

The adjustable handlebar seems an improvement but...

The adjustable handlebar seems an improvement but how flexy is it?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Schwinnsta

Here is a pic but I don't anything about this...

Here is a pic but I don't anything about this bike.https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=148003&stc=1&d=1272286397
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By Schwinnsta

Yes but high strength steel bolts in Mpa ...

Yes but high strength steel bolts in Mpa

Grade and MaterialMechanical Properties


Class 8.8 Medium carbon steel, quenched and tempered 830

Class 10.9 Alloy steel, quenched and tempered 1040...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By Schwinnsta

Be careful about substituting titanium and...

Be careful about substituting titanium and aluminum with bolts. In many cases steel is needed for strength.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Schwinnsta

I bought a 6-speed even though where I live the...

I bought a 6-speed even though where I live the terrain is flat. I got the 6-speed because at the time I traveled. Later I bought a used 2-speed rear wheel. I went with that because I retired and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,935
Posted By Schwinnsta

If your tire gets slashed and you have sealant in...

If your tire gets slashed and you have sealant in the tube it does go everywhere and its a big mess. How do I know. Not two days after putting sealant in the tubes of my Brompton, I was riding when I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Schwinnsta

As I recollect 1.75" was maximum tire and it fit...

As I recollect 1.75" was maximum tire and it fit with stock fenders.

30 or 20 weight oil..Oil the indicator chain itself and put oil in the port, only if you want to keep the bearings lubed with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,510
Posted By Schwinnsta

youtube is your friend

youtube is your friend
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 533,201
Posted By Schwinnsta

Front will no problems. The rear may as well. I...

Front will no problems. The rear may as well. I see no problem with the mud flap or at the front. The tire will be 1/8-inch taller and 1/16-inch wider at each side. I could possible raise the rear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 533,201
Posted By Schwinnsta

In New Orleans, mudguards are a must. There is...

In New Orleans, mudguards are a must. There is this (https://jnyyz.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/installing-a-fatter-tire-onto-the-brompton/) to go by but I don't think I will need to go through all that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 533,201
Posted By Schwinnsta

I agree, over cobbles a Birdy or a Moulton are...

I agree, over cobbles a Birdy or a Moulton are going to be more comfortable and faster. Its all the other time that you don't need the weight and lower efficiency of the shocks, that led me away from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By Schwinnsta

https://bfold.com/shop?olsPage=t%2Fbirdy

https://bfold.com/shop?olsPage=t%2Fbirdy
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 533,201
Posted By Schwinnsta

I find that that the primary suspension and the...

I find that that the primary suspension and the best are the bike's tires. I too have a 622 with nice lare tires, 38. On the brompton I run Primo Comets at 65 to 75 psi and it helps. I like wide...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 533,201
Posted By Schwinnsta

I agree that on very rough pavement, shocks make...

I agree that on very rough pavement, shocks make the bike faster. And while you find the loss minimal, I found it constant. Over the years I had two Moultons and eventually parted with them. I have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 533,201
Posted By Schwinnsta

Is there suspension losses of efficiency due to...

Is there suspension losses of efficiency due to bobbing of the shocks as there are with Moulton?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Schwinnsta

I got the Bikegang 3 speed kit or rather some of...

I got the Bikegang 3 speed kit or rather some of it. 10 speed sprockets and the spacer, and clip ring. I use SR 3 speed friction shifter.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Schwinnsta

What is 10v or 11v? This on a modified 2 speed...

What is 10v or 11v? This on a modified 2 speed derailleur.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Schwinnsta

I am running 17 without any problem and I am...

I am running 17 without any problem and I am confident 18 would go on without modification. I could put a 20 on but have to file a little off end of the chain stay but this would have no structural...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Schwinnsta

I am surprised that you can bend the stays that...

I am surprised that you can bend the stays that much without buckling deformation and that they spring back. I mean that is big bend for such short stays.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By Schwinnsta

Take it to another Brompton dealer. This may be...

Take it to another Brompton dealer. This may be inconvenient but the quote is suspicious.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Schwinnsta

In 1987 or so, I had an aluminum engine block on...

In 1987 or so, I had an aluminum engine block on a VW Rabbit diesel welded successfully.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By Schwinnsta

IMHO, heavy tires are slower, wide supple tires...

IMHO, heavy tires are slower, wide supple tires are fast.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,224
Posted By Schwinnsta

My understanding is that a Rinko is full size...

My understanding is that a Rinko is full size bike and frame, uncut, with most of the parts that stick out taken off and strapped back to the frame for transport. It can be a full size road bike....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,597
Posted By Schwinnsta

I would walk that too. Impressive hill.

I would walk that too. Impressive hill.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,224
Posted By Schwinnsta

Swift comes close.

Swift comes close.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,597
Posted By Schwinnsta

Ug, I agree. On the other hand, if you are...

Ug, I agree. On the other hand, if you are touring in the mountains a few very low gears is nice. Still, I suggested he add a mountain drive Shlumpf bb and then he could 54 gears.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,597
Posted By Schwinnsta

The answer to that is no. The gears are spaced...

The answer to that is no. The gears are spaced wide just 6 speeds. The additional cog yields an evenly spaced 9 gears. I added a gear to the 2 speed wheel,12-14-17, but my terrain is very flat.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,597
Posted By Schwinnsta

I don't understand what you mean. If I go with...

I don't understand what you mean. If I go with the stiffer spring, would this make a difference? I bought a very cheap indexed front derailler shifter off the eBay. It would shift from first to third...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,597
Posted By Schwinnsta

Thanks for posting this. I tried unsuccessfully...

Thanks for posting this. I tried unsuccessfully too get mine indexed. I reason that spacings between the cogs (10 speed) have to match an indexed three speed front derailleur. I have tried with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,711
Posted By Schwinnsta

This is from the 2010 manual. ...

This is from the 2010 manual.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,711
Posted By Schwinnsta

Manual call for hinge to be oiled, though...

Manual call for hinge to be oiled, though infrequently.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,463
Posted By Schwinnsta

It maybe on a full size bike but on bike with...

It maybe on a full size bike but on bike with such short stays its risky. I think, but do not know, that doing on a Brompton would entail a series of bends involving indents to accomplish this.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,854
Posted By Schwinnsta

Get the spoke fixed and the bike tuned up. It...

Get the spoke fixed and the bike tuned up. It will give you a much better chance to enjoy it.
08-04-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,561
Posted By Schwinnsta

No

No
08-03-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,561
Posted By Schwinnsta

Blix Vika+ Electric Folding ...

Blix Vika+ Electric Folding (https://electricbikereport.com/blix-vika-electric-folding-bike-review-part-1-pictures-specs/)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,556
Posted By Schwinnsta

Thudbuster on bike with rear suspension is...

Thudbuster on bike with rear suspension is redundant.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By Schwinnsta

Rim brakes are lighter. It is easy to replace a...

Rim brakes are lighter. It is easy to replace a wheel if a tire goes flat due to less adjustment problems.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By Schwinnsta

With disks there is not risk overheating the tire...

With disks there is not risk overheating the tire and they a designed to transfer the heat.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By Schwinnsta

Stainless steel with 18% chromium 8% nickel. Good...

Stainless steel with 18% chromium 8% nickel. Good rust resistance.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By Schwinnsta

The bolts on the frame are 6mm. Older racks had...

The bolts on the frame are 6mm. Older racks had 5mm bolts at the rear of rack, new ones have 6mm. Larger front easy wheels make rolling the bike easier. I use 80mm wheels. This lets me roll the bike...
07-10-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,851
Posted By Schwinnsta

What bike did you end up with?

What bike did you end up with?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,302
Posted By Schwinnsta

It folded.

It folded.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By Schwinnsta

Measure the "crack". Ride gently, gradually build...

Measure the "crack". Ride gently, gradually build confidence, and measure after use. Steel usually fails slowly while aluminum can be fast. That is what I would do.
07-01-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,723
Posted By Schwinnsta

It is a bicycle. At least it appears to be legal....

It is a bicycle. At least it appears to be legal. If you pedal it, it goes. It is likely a class 3. Agreed that the Q-factor is very high. It is quite well done. Not my cup of tea, but really how...
06-30-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,723
Posted By Schwinnsta

Bicycles often imitated motorcycles.

Bicycles often imitated motorcycles.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,073
Posted By Schwinnsta

I think he wants lower gear inches for climbing..

I think he wants lower gear inches for climbing..
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