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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,474
Views: 689,669
Posted By Schwinnsta

Since the spokes are always under tension, why...

Since the spokes are always under tension, why would their stiffness matter? Just asking.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 276,571
Posted By Schwinnsta

On the foot bridge in City Park NOLA ...

On the foot bridge in City Park NOLA
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 276,571
Posted By Schwinnsta

Nice tree.

Nice tree.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By Schwinnsta

I put 2" big apples on mine and makes positive...

I put 2" big apples on mine and makes positive difference.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 356,908
Posted By Schwinnsta

As mid drive motors get smaller, folders with...

As mid drive motors get smaller, folders with batteries built in (to normal frame tubes) that are relatively light will become more available.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 356,908
Posted By Schwinnsta

Granted it would be nice to see lower weight...

Granted it would be nice to see lower weight solutions. I used Evelo to just show that mid drive folders with batteries in the frame are out there. From the spec section on the page Battery....36V...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 356,908
Posted By Schwinnsta

Evelo has made e-folders, mid drive, torque...

Evelo has made e-folders, mid drive, torque sensor, battery in top tube for the last few years. https://www.evelo.com/electric-bicycles/dash/ (https://www.evelo.com/electric-bicycles/dash/)
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 356,908
Posted By Schwinnsta

The sports stem would impair the usefulness of...

The sports stem would impair the usefulness of the block but a small bag or perhaps the dual pannier rack or some such. Ideally a lug for the block would be brazed or welded during manufacturing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 356,908
Posted By Schwinnsta

If I still had a moulton I would try it. 1.5...

If I still had a moulton I would try it. 1.5 thickness metal shim just might do it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 356,908
Posted By Schwinnsta

Shimming is close enough.

Shimming is close enough.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 356,908
Posted By Schwinnsta

Oh, yes for those bikes it works. It looks...

Oh, yes for those bikes it works. It looks perfect for moulton. I was thinking for bikes like my Xootr.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 356,908
Posted By Schwinnsta

And what folder could you mount that on?

And what folder could you mount that on?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Schwinnsta

Any possible warranty replacement?

Any possible warranty replacement?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Schwinnsta

Most of the ones I remember seeing posted here...

Most of the ones I remember seeing posted here were weld failures at the main joint. I am not sure that I would characterize them as shearing in two rather than being caused by tension and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 356,908
Posted By Schwinnsta

Now that is a good idea and very well executed....

Now that is a good idea and very well executed. Thanks for posting it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,739
Posted By Schwinnsta

It is a revamp of the GSD.

It is a revamp of the GSD.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,135
Posted By Schwinnsta

No the heavier the bike the less likely. Its a...

No the heavier the bike the less likely. Its a matter of the height your center of gravity. I may be taller and that may make a difference. I have had it happen twice. In the second case I thought I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,135
Posted By Schwinnsta

I must be talented. I hit a pot hole in the rain...

I must be talented. I hit a pot hole in the rain and sailed over the bars on my Brompton. It's not that hard to do. I do think the Brompton rules in the downtown traffic.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,949
Posted By Schwinnsta

Chinese SS springs work fine for me.

Chinese SS springs work fine for me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,439
Posted By Schwinnsta

You could look into Zizzo. Their spec.s look...

You could look into Zizzo. Their spec.s look good for the money. They fold in the middle and their frame is aluminum. Neither of those things are good but if it would take wide supple tires I think...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 37,741
Posted By Schwinnsta

They are about the same strength which means they...

They are about the same strength which means they crack about the same stress. Maybe steel has a little more ductility but I don't know this and was hoping you did.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 37,741
Posted By Schwinnsta

Really, their strentgh is the same, Ti and steel....

Really, their strentgh is the same, Ti and steel. What property is this? Just trying to understand.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Schwinnsta

I would say it is an RSW then but I could be...

I would say it is an RSW then but I could be wrong. They started making these in the 60's to compete with Moultons. They could not of course compete but they were cheaper and Raleigh had a stronger...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Schwinnsta

It looks like it is a Raleigh RSW shopper bike....

It looks like it is a Raleigh RSW shopper bike. What size are the tires? I have only seen them in pictures. What country are you in?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By Schwinnsta

l am not sure how your wedge nut is tighened but...

l am not sure how your wedge nut is tighened but yeah cap with bolt and star nut should do it. I think some one added a stem riser and an ahead stem at some point.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By Schwinnsta

I was thinking that this was an olf Raleigh 20....

I was thinking that this was an olf Raleigh 20. lt is not one that I'm familiar with. Does the steering work now?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By Schwinnsta

So what you have there is ahead type stem....

So what you have there is ahead type stem. Raleigh original was a quill stem. Quill stem had a long bolt with a wedge nut that went to the steering tube. I am not sure what you have now. The picture...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By Schwinnsta

He may be missing the bolt that clamps the...

He may be missing the bolt that clamps the handlebar.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By Schwinnsta

Just courious which Vincita did you go with?

Just courious which Vincita did you go with?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By Schwinnsta

My interest is this. My Brompton is a very tight...

My interest is this. My Brompton is a very tight fit now into the B&W hard case. I may have to make mods to get more clearance as it is. I have to locate the points causing this. So its more to this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By Schwinnsta

These bolts are whitworth threaded so finding...

These bolts are whitworth threaded so finding replacements is more difficult.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By Schwinnsta

How much extra depth does it add to the fold?...

How much extra depth does it add to the fold? What increase about in Q?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By Schwinnsta

I wonder about the efficiency of the it.

I wonder about the efficiency of the it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,691
Posted By Schwinnsta

I have not been able to find the settings to do...

I have not been able to find the settings to do that..
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,381
Posted By Schwinnsta

But you can't tell that. First they are roughly...

But you can't tell that. First they are roughly the same strength steel and titanium. Second, they may use the same outer dimension and not the same inner dimension. Buying Chinese Ti is though a pig...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,138
Posted By Schwinnsta

I wish the bottom bracket on the Xootr Swift was...

I wish the bottom bracket on the Xootr Swift was lower. I think that is my only compaint. On second thought I wish used a front luggage block like Brompton or Dahon.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,499
Posted By Schwinnsta

You could take it to a shop that has alignment...

You could take it to a shop that has alignment jig. It will cost some money though. First they have to remove bottom bracket because it mounts there and the first step is to see if the seat tube is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,138
Posted By Schwinnsta

R20 was a decent rider but you needed to replace...

R20 was a decent rider but you needed to replace the seat post with MTB post to get a decent height. It was too heavy and had terrible fold.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Schwinnsta

Dahon Wheels...

Dahon Wheels (http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/wheels.htm) Scroll down to UNO wheel. Its there.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,562
Posted By Schwinnsta

It is curious, that the cable gatherer is on the...

It is curious, that the cable gatherer is on the front brake cable regardless of which side the front brake is mounted. I guess this is true. Is it?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By Schwinnsta

This link is broken.

This link is broken.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By Schwinnsta

There is this...

There is this (https://www.rideabikes.com/product/bicycle/city/brompton/2-4-8-speed-upgrade-kits/brompton-2-4-8-speeds-packs) from Ridea. I know nothing about it or its applicability. I have yet to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,949
Posted By Schwinnsta

Kickstands at the rear of the bike work better...

Kickstands at the rear of the bike work better and are not subject to pedal lock up when the bike is backed up. Here is a pic of my bike with a rear mount kickstand that works well.The folding basket...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,949
Posted By Schwinnsta

You could try Kousac (sp) bars. They are not...

You could try Kousac (sp) bars. They are not cheap though.

Too add to the thread, I had bought a set of fast after market hinge clamps. After quite some time using them for some time I started to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By Schwinnsta

I have not done this but you may need to change...

I have not done this but you may need to change cable lengths. I changed an M to H and had to get new cables. I have heard that you won't need to do this online but cables are fussy when it comes to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By Schwinnsta

You may get a lot hits but they appear to from...

You may get a lot hits but they appear to
from people who swap their stock bars out. I doubt they were sold that way, originally.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By Schwinnsta

Really, what models and when?

Really, what models and when?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,340
Posted By Schwinnsta

But look how much smaller the wheels of the Dahon...

But look how much smaller the wheels of the Dahon appear.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Schwinnsta

On older folding bikes the stem assembly usually...

On older folding bikes the stem assembly usually is held in with an expanding wedge like most older bikes were. You may have to take it out and do some disassembly to get it out. If you only want to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 276,571
Posted By Schwinnsta

Agreed, thanks. My Swift is set up a lot like...

Agreed, thanks. My Swift is set up a lot like yours.
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