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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By pinholecam

Incidentally, ChinaCycling has just done a video...

Incidentally, ChinaCycling has just done a video piece on Waltly Titanium
https://youtu.be/WMxBaq13UO4
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By pinholecam

The Ride ...

The Ride

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/sojourn_park_1024_279021eae94e4d0c6749c616601111da04bbb77e.jpg

Took the bike out for a 90+km ride and then a 60km one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26,659
Views: 16,869,735
Posted By pinholecam

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/sojourn_stacked_lighting_1024_fcadc7c7f2f45bec7c69c07a43ccbd78e487c347.jpg

My latest idea of a bike.

Custom Titanium Breakaway...
Replies: 41
Views: 3,056
Posted By pinholecam

Giving a bump to this thread since my custom bike...

Giving a bump to this thread since my custom bike is ready

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/sojourn_stacked_lighting_1024_e4ca0aa02f35a1905107323260d9b40d3df787c0.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By pinholecam

Bike setup ...

Bike setup

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/sojourn_stacked_lighting_1024_a0d2ba0ce3a90658802c089a30b468d0189e131e.jpg

A bit of a delay with the setup due to low...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,055
Posted By pinholecam

Many of the Dahon style folders actually roll...

Many of the Dahon style folders actually roll very well after fold.
they just need a velcro strap to secure the 2 folded portions together.
Pushes a bit like a wheel barrow when the handlebar is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,495
Posted By pinholecam

I had the IVE and cycled with it to quite a few...

I had the IVE and cycled with it to quite a few places/countries.

Your height is ok for the IVE.

Since you are in JPN, I'd say get the IVE or the Birdy as they are (or the particular model)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By pinholecam

Folding Tales has a review for the ChangeBike...

Folding Tales has a review for the ChangeBike 700c and the Ritchey Breakaway steel cross.

https://www.foldingtales.com/home/2017/9/19/change-bike-df-702-review
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By pinholecam

Order / Fabrication Once the design is...

Order / Fabrication

Once the design is finalized, the approval is given and the frame will be built up.
Then nothing more but to wait for about 1 month for the frame to be ready.


Graphics
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By pinholecam

I chose Waltly Titanium because of the good...

I chose Waltly Titanium because of the good reviews that I can find on the internet.
The often 3 companies are Waltly, Titan and XACD.
XACD, the common comment is that they are pushy though they...
Replies: 41
Views: 3,056
Posted By pinholecam

I am a short rider and in the past (10+ yrs ago),...

I am a short rider and in the past (10+ yrs ago), XXS bikes were not so common, would not mind getting a ladies bike but also not common then, especially for Tri bikes.
Also did not want to deal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By pinholecam

If you can live with a weight increase, a...

If you can live with a weight increase, a suspension seatpost is the best.
I have a Suntour one on my folding gravel bike and its the biggest difference in ride quality I've ever experienced.
It...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,395
Posted By pinholecam

+1 to TRP Spyres. I have them on my Change...

+1 to TRP Spyres.
I have them on my Change 650B gravel folding bike.


Probably the best cable actuated disc brakes available at a good price.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,051
Posted By pinholecam

I will not recommend the Bike Friday Pocket...

I will not recommend the Bike Friday Pocket Rocket nor NWT if you need to fold the bike every time you use/store it.
They are great riding bikes, but they are more of "bikes that break down for...
12-18-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,399
Posted By pinholecam

10t will help. Sunrace has a 10-46t for 11sp ...

10t will help.
Sunrace has a 10-46t for 11sp

I run a 44t with 10-42t on Sram Rival on a 650b bike, either on 42mm or 28mm tires.
Bike is mainly catered for touring and some stand in 'road...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,176
Posted By pinholecam

Some thoughts about the bike for air travel and...

Some thoughts about the bike for air travel and travel in general.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/psx_20191121_072147_0274bd84bbaa59c06a9a9b7a561b7b88e763b20f.jpg
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,176
Posted By pinholecam

Box measures 36x24x18". It can be shorter by...

Box measures 36x24x18".
It can be shorter by about 1"+, though I made it bigger just in case....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,176
Posted By pinholecam

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x450/psx_20191121_164721_11b26ea3d4734b119d8dffb5b98845b9589bcce9.jpg

First trip by air in Penang



This is a family trip to nearby...
11-04-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,816
Posted By pinholecam

Just an update with a photo of the folded bike. ...

Just an update with a photo of the folded bike.
Folding is rather fast and the size after that goes into a car trunk or into the car easily. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-19, 02:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,176
Posted By pinholecam

Been a while since I swapped to the longer cables...

Been a while since I swapped to the longer cables to let the bike fold properly (original installation did not cater for it and was to taunt when trying to fold), just no time to take some photos of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,030
Posted By pinholecam

I think the Rinko system works because a typical...

I think the Rinko system works because a typical East Asian (up till probably 1980's anyway) is 1.65m and not a 1.8m of a typical US guy.
The reason is that the bike frame does not break down, so a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,176
Posted By pinholecam

RackTime LightIT Rear Rack ...

RackTime LightIT Rear Rack

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Took a chance with the RackTime LightIT rear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,176
Posted By pinholecam

The ride was with 3 other riders on roadbikes...

The ride was with 3 other riders on roadbikes carrying about the same amount of luggage.
So at the least, maybe a 3-4kg difference in bike weight, the rest considering about the same.

I did find...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,176
Posted By pinholecam

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x1024/img_20190809_093322_1024_53a2926c98d7c03029dd433b19b5866d8700cfbf.jpg
Carradice Pendel saddle bag


The Carradice Bagman system is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,176
Posted By pinholecam

2 Day trip to Bintan A short 2 day trip to...

2 Day trip to Bintan

A short 2 day trip to the island of Bintan presented itself as a chance to try out the ChangeBike in "credit card touring" mode.
Roads there are generally in good condition...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,176
Posted By pinholecam

So how does a folding mtb, converted to all-road...

So how does a folding mtb, converted to all-road bike with 42mm tires ride vs guys on niffy (and often much pricier) road bikes?


42mm tires certainly add to the pedaling weight.
Of course the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,176
Posted By pinholecam

I usually do not want to comment too much on the...

I usually do not want to comment too much on the bikes until I have some mileage in them.
It takes some time to get over the euphoria of a new bike as well as enough mileage in real use to get a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,176
Posted By pinholecam

Change Bike 650B

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1536x1024/change3_e1a484a042670fd6d236c039194acdae6122aacc.jpg

So its finally ready (sort of... )

Its been quite a wait for the release of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,837
Posted By pinholecam

Here is mine : ...

Here is mine :

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4365/36149905123_5760cba61d_b.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4815/44947685574_e8178fb124_b.jpg


Ultegra R8000
Ascent Cirrus Elite wheels.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,997
Posted By pinholecam

I have/had 14", 18" 20-406, 20-451 and 700c...

I have/had 14", 18" 20-406, 20-451 and 700c bikes.

It really depends on the individual's use case. (ie. last mile commute; casual riding; part commute by car; city riding; gravel riding; long...
Forum: Touring
04-25-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 191,835
Posted By pinholecam

Here's some from my recent New Zealand ride of...

Here's some from my recent New Zealand ride of the Alps to Ocean trail .

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/843/40633128395_77868da7ef_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24UBpre)
Church of the Good Shepard...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 49,353
Posted By pinholecam

I have viewed a Fnhon here, but bought the CRIUS...

I have viewed a Fnhon here, but bought the CRIUS Smart 3.0 which is the exact same bike except for logo.

The reality of the bike business (as well as many commercial products) is that its...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,839
Posted By pinholecam

There are options out there (mainly Taobao China)...

There are options out there (mainly Taobao China) that offer 14", 16" folders with some sort of 3sp RD and 6-7sp RD.
But I doubt it will be easy to get one in the US.
Like :

This for example is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 31,120
Posted By pinholecam

Its ok once you get the hang of it. But a...

Its ok once you get the hang of it.
But a typical folding bike of the same size is easier to fold imo.

I have mixed feelings about the fold in the end.
Its a new approach, but it does not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-16, 02:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,839
Posted By pinholecam

Thats one of the cons of this bike. The...

Thats one of the cons of this bike.
The handlebar height is fixed.
The one on the Java is adjustable.

I got mixed feelings between these 2 bikes.
Neither are clearly better.

The Java is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-16, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,839
Posted By pinholecam

Crius smart 3.0 14"

Adding a portable bike for the family that is usable by both adults and the kids.


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1442/25854250974_4560b6d37e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FoDN4Q)
20160416-DSC01187...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 31,120
Posted By pinholecam

The EEzz concept is a good one and perhaps a more...

The EEzz concept is a good one and perhaps a more ideal configuration will be available soon.
I was really hoping that the bike would work out for my needs (mainly as a multi modal touring bike,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-16, 05:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 31,120
Posted By pinholecam

Some information after viewing/trying the bike. ...

Some information after viewing/trying the bike.

Its a customized Tiagra read-D that only shifts 3 speeds (9/11/13T).
Chainring is 39T.

I asked the shop about changing out the chainring to a...
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