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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By brakemeister

use good spokes and nipples like the sapim polyax...

use good spokes and nipples like the sapim polyax ( they swivel, and give a better spoke angle )
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-13, 06:30 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,781
Posted By brakemeister

overheating the rims and blowing tubes is almost...

overheating the rims and blowing tubes is almost impossible ..... there used to be wild stories around with tandems and tubeless tires... where the valve stem ripped off after the tire glue got hot...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-13, 12:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,141
Posted By brakemeister

Ok smallwheeler .. Now I have to bust in. I never...

Ok smallwheeler .. Now I have to bust in. I never said that the owners were using the pedals wrongly. Steve has a theory about foot placement, which I don NOT agree on. There is somewhere an official...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,141
Posted By brakemeister

Just got a warning ...hmmm?

Just got a warning from the mods in charge...

answering on the question about Dahon or Tern ... which I am somewhat an expert on. I think the problem was that I needed to add the common pricing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,310
Posted By brakemeister

Its an interesting thread.... let me just...

Its an interesting thread....

let me just copy an official answer from Tern here :

After receiving the above reports of the plastic cage breaking we have been working closely with the pedal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-13, 11:02 AM
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By brakemeister

welcome Bill :-) thor

welcome Bill
:-)

thor
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,004
Posted By brakemeister

garden hose is fine.. High Pressure washer Not ...

garden hose is fine.. High Pressure washer Not

Just whatever cleaner tou use, make sure its all off the bike, wash off with plenty of water, I prefer warm water...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,268
Posted By brakemeister

Avenir is a pure trading company .. they buy and...

Avenir is a pure trading company .. they buy and sell stuff for all kinds of stuff including bicycles ... comparing that to Biologic for example is really not correct. But I digress, if you happy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,268
Posted By brakemeister

Tern has Biologic as their accessory line .......

Tern has Biologic as their accessory line .... Dunno if that really makes any difference though ....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,004
Posted By brakemeister

Worst case scenario is a high pressure...

Worst case scenario is a high pressure washer..... Drying it with a leafblower should not do any harm really...
thor
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,665
Posted By brakemeister

now ..you guys all start ordering at least 3 new...

now ..you guys all start ordering at least 3 new bikes and ample parts all at the same time..maybe I could see a Tesla in my future
:-)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-13, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,557
Posted By brakemeister

its bling in some peeps eyes .............in...

its bling in some peeps eyes .............in other words dont do it. Severly looses strength and durability.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,004
Posted By brakemeister

here ... to keep your Brommy happy ...

here ... to keep your Brommy happy
http://www.bicycling.com/maintenance/repair-maintenance/bike-washing-tips-pros

I like simple green as it is not harmful to the enviroment, but works...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,119
Posted By brakemeister

those stock pedals can be easily replaced with...

those stock pedals can be easily replaced with MKS ones..for example...
Sometimes its worth to ask the seller to replace them for a sweet deal.... and sometimes the seller will do that. Even on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-13, 04:47 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-13, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,348
Posted By brakemeister

I am not a engineer... :-) and even if .. it...

I am not a engineer... :-) and even if .. it would be difficult to say if the extra material which you cut off above the clamp, will have any effect.
The knob is there for general guidance when you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-13, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,348
Posted By brakemeister

I am using bullhorn handlebars and do standing...

I am using bullhorn handlebars and do standing sprints away from traffic lights, so it's conceivable that I'm putting more force than was intended to be handled by the design. I have less than 1500...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-13, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 912
Posted By brakemeister

unfortunately its not speculation, but knowledge...

unfortunately its not speculation, but knowledge what bikes I am selling and what bikes I am not selling. That is somewhat very different than your speculation that Bromptonriders want something like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 912
Posted By brakemeister

now if we could engineer a gadget which would...

now if we could engineer a gadget which would eliminate the kickback on some internal hubs ....

ohh did I say that ?
Seems to me that some engineering is going the wrong way, making something...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By brakemeister

I think mostly this was a very ghostly recall.....

I think mostly this was a very ghostly recall.. ghostly in the sense that there were 2 or 3 posts cracking at the weld. I never saw one defective but replace quite a few at the time. However I think...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-13, 01:03 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By brakemeister

I understand Still Peddling .... there are folks...

I understand Still Peddling .... there are folks out there who dont think that the rules are for them to follow and dont care if somebody gets killed by a flying brompton.


plain size wise a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-13, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By brakemeister

fits in a compartment inside a plane ... ...

fits in a compartment inside a plane ... depends on the plane .... and it is surely not legal to do so as the Brommie weighs just a little bit more than the allowed 20 lbs. For somebody who has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By brakemeister

they are not my style..... BUT I do love them...

they are not my style..... BUT I do love them most of them are built by kids or teenagers, they put a lot of time and effort into those ( somewhat hideous I know ) contraptions. Time away from the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-13, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By brakemeister

if you fold all the time than the espresso is...

if you fold all the time than the espresso is better although somewhat expensive for a used bike
if you ride and fold occasionally the matrix is a great bike

if you fold like twice a day and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,004
Posted By brakemeister

loose 10 lbs and try it .... get a regular bumper...

loose 10 lbs and try it .... get a regular bumper ...
and yes I fully agree with you, those municipalities have all the very expencives toys and than they dont use them.... The roads would last so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By brakemeister

I really like Carbon, but for a folder it has a...

I really like Carbon, but for a folder it has a few caveats... its usually not lighter than an alloy frame, it doesnt like to be punctured in the back of your car trunk when some tools hit it...... I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,633
Posted By brakemeister

I actually have some, those are takeoffs from...

I actually have some, those are takeoffs from brandnew Terns, when folks wanted big apples or Marathons pluses . the are not bad tires, just not as good as the performance lineup from Shwalbe
just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,506
Posted By brakemeister

If you write to Pletscher heaquarters in...

If you write to Pletscher heaquarters in Switzerland than we get a copy. And we do answer every email. If you wrote to Pletscher USA you also got an answer as that is us. There is of course always...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,879
Posted By brakemeister

very good advice as usual.... well smallwheeler...

very good advice as usual....
well smallwheeler ... a little grumpy today ? Lol

Anyhow the Jiffo is surprisingly good to ride, even longer than the last mile stuff... whoever came up with that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By brakemeister

:-) YUP .... you got it ... dont want to argue...

:-)
YUP .... you got it ... dont want to argue the point you makin ....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,506
Posted By brakemeister

flimsy ? you got to be kidding ..... and than...

flimsy ? you got to be kidding ..... and than suggesting a cheap chinese fits all stand ?

The pletscher is nice, not because we are selling them, but cause Pletscher has built kickstands like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By brakemeister

think about it this way .... on a regular bike...

think about it this way .... on a regular bike the lower side of the chainwheel is the lowest part .... and although that would be different for the Dahon Chiao or Tern Swoop ...

when was the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By brakemeister

man I wish I would know how many miles all my...

man I wish I would know how many miles all my customers live away from me ... just sayin
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By brakemeister

your neighbor Paul ? not that there is...

your neighbor Paul ?
not that there is anything wrong with that

thor
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,506
Posted By brakemeister

velo orange one is indeed a monster ..... the...

velo orange one is indeed a monster ..... the pletscher folds to the left side of the wheel and is not in the way ...

best Thor
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By brakemeister

Island Hopper rated 300 lbs .... Hmmm .. compared...

Island Hopper rated 300 lbs .... Hmmm .. compared to other foldies I see a lot of things which are quite in contrast with the weight limit they so proudly display on their website ... Mind you that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By brakemeister

No apology needed my friend.... just a difference...

No apology needed my friend.... just a difference in words to decribe the same thing :-)

Best Thor
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,506
Posted By brakemeister

Pletscher made in switzerland ..cost is about 40...

Pletscher made in switzerland ..cost is about 40 bucks .... BUT freight to spain is another 40 dlr ... u should be able to find one over there ..

best Thor
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By brakemeister

most likely the same spline dimensions like sram...

most likely the same spline dimensions like sram or shimano ..should be the regular tool ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By brakemeister

oh I forgot .. most Terns are rated at 242 lbs

oh I forgot .. most Terns are rated at 242 lbs
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By brakemeister

get some big apples .. maybe a thudbuster as...

get some big apples .. maybe a thudbuster as well. That will eliminate hard "poundings" off the bike. Have the wheels checked after lets say 100 to 200 miles and carefully re tuned. Try to look for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,608
Posted By brakemeister

not heavy... I kept them in new pristine...

not heavy... I kept them in new pristine condition, actually have them on a project bike ..more later.
Dont think that there will be any wear as there is no load on the slider ...

Best Thor
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By brakemeister

Its called MAP Minimum ADVERTISED price ..... and...

Its called MAP Minimum ADVERTISED price ..... and not illegal at all. Its there to protect the brick and mortar stores and legitimate Internet sellers from "cartonpushers" and fly by nighters....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By brakemeister

what he said

what he said
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By brakemeister

Nyce Is violating Dahons MAP pricing, same as...

Nyce Is violating Dahons MAP pricing, same as Amazon. Good for the consumer I guess, bad for all the other dealers who play by the rules. Stunts like that make me thing that somebody is desperate....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,787
Posted By brakemeister

true but the original poster was asking about...

true but the original poster was asking about Tern Bikes :-)
no harm done
Best Thor
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By brakemeister

hmm...what can I say ... Its YOUR bike You only...

hmm...what can I say ...
Its YOUR bike You only can decide ultimately ... :-)

The Dpeed d 7 is a good bike in the Dahon stable, but after you like the melon and use it regurlary and enjoying it....
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