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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-17, 04:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 36,842
Posted By kamtsa

If price is of no concern, you can try the...

If price is of no concern, you can try the Brompton Butterfly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67DfSoxRts0
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-17, 12:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 36,842
Posted By kamtsa

Stumbled recently upon this after market vendor...

Stumbled recently upon this after market vendor called Dino Kiddo. They sell through amazon and possibly through other channels. All kind of interesting upgrades (you said const is no concern).
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-17, 09:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,692
Posted By kamtsa

A red Brompton in a tight trunk. The seat...

A red Brompton in a tight trunk.

The seat post is removed and the bike is locked using a black elastic velcro around the main bar and the wheel.

This makes the bike more compact and easier to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,162
Posted By kamtsa

Before you unfold the rear triangle, make sure...

Before you unfold the rear triangle, make sure that the left paddle arm is horizontal and pointing forward.

Somehow it matters, because the Brampton's pedals are not balanced, one is heavier than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 308,603
Posted By kamtsa

We had heavy rains in California this season...

We had heavy rains in California this season (very good).

To avoid overflow at the Anderson damm, released large amount of water that flood the Coyote Creek bike trail. Here is some of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 308,603
Posted By kamtsa

A red Brompton enjoying the view at Half Moon Bay...

A red Brompton enjoying the view at Half Moon Bay California near the bike trail. The trail was opened recently after the collapsed bridge was rebuilt.

http://i.imgur.com/t1lqviH.jpg


Same...
05-17-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,685
Posted By kamtsa

The Tern interests are quick to attack the...

The Tern interests are quick to attack the messenger instead of addressing the issue. Not nice.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,257
Posted By kamtsa

Add on motor for Brompton on Kickstarter

Kickstarter has a campaign for an after market motor that can fit a Brompton

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/247419341/shareroller-first-portable-motor-for-share-bikes-a

This is from the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-13, 10:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,284
Posted By kamtsa

Riding only Brompton S6 in the last two years and...

Riding only Brompton S6 in the last two years and the only upgrade I fancy is that magnetic bottle holder so I guess this is my answer.

At this point, folding bikes for me are more about pedaling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-13, 01:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,056
Posted By kamtsa

Great idea. The NFL should adopt it. ;-) Do...

Great idea. The NFL should adopt it. ;-)

Do they run on batteries, for the sensors, etc?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,049
Posted By kamtsa

I am glad that we could help ;-)

I am glad that we could help ;-)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,049
Posted By kamtsa

It is even more expensive than it looks since it...

It is even more expensive than it looks since it is heavily subsidized.

sesamecrunch, good to hear from you. Regarding the range anxiety, I would think that between the gps location, map, and fuel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,582
Posted By kamtsa

Doormen? Do they still exist? Around here we have...

Doormen? Do they still exist? Around here we have electronic badges to open doors.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-13, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By kamtsa

I carry two CO2 cartridges and a micro pump as...

I carry two CO2 cartridges and a micro pump as fallback http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/MicroRocketcb (only 6.3 long) . It gives me the best of both worlds. First two flats are easy, I still...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By kamtsa

I traveled once with Brompton + B&W and did not...

I traveled once with Brompton + B&W and did not like it so sold it on craigslist. The case is almost as heavy as the bike. Next time I will try a Samsonite or a Porter Mini.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 27,904
Posted By kamtsa

I was referring to upgrade to the current model,...

I was referring to upgrade to the current model, not to modifications. For example, when Brompton comes with a new crank or new brake lever or a new pedal or a new handlebar or a new shifter, you can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 27,904
Posted By kamtsa

From my experience, finding spare parts for the...

From my experience, finding spare parts for the Brompton is much simpler than for Dahon.

Detailed diagram and part numbers...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,088
Posted By kamtsa

Reference?

Reference?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 27,904
Posted By kamtsa

Have you test driven a Brompton? This would be my...

Have you test driven a Brompton? This would be my first step. It will help you deciding if you like it or not. You also want to try both M and the S Brompton configurations, (different riding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,048
Posted By kamtsa

That's deep. As for protecting the frame...

That's deep.

As for protecting the frame from rubbing, Helicopter Tape works for me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-13, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By kamtsa

If you don't get here an answer you can try the...

If you don't get here an answer you can try the Brompton mailing list

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BromptonTalk/info
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-13, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,031
Posted By kamtsa

Got this once from Velo Orange for our Nova and...

Got this once from Velo Orange for our Nova and did not like it at all. It was monstrous.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,088
Posted By kamtsa

bi-as - prejudice in favor of or against one...

bi-as - prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.

Did you mean high level of customer satisfaction?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-13, 06:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,461
Posted By kamtsa

Locking this thread.

Locking this thread.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By kamtsa

Do they wheels fold? How do they go into the bag?

Do they wheels fold? How do they go into the bag?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,461
Posted By kamtsa

Brompton gears table is here ...

Brompton gears table is here

http://support.brompton.com/entries/22354981-What-are-the-Brompton-gear-ranges-and-ratios-

The standard 3 speed gears are roughly the 3rd, 4th and 5th gears of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By kamtsa

We had this on the local news recently ...

We had this on the local news recently

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/04/water-bike_n_4045535.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,846
Posted By kamtsa

I would contact Brompton and let them know about...

I would contact Brompton and let them know about it. They should know about defects in their products.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By kamtsa

I wish this will be outlawed in the US. It's a...

I wish this will be outlawed in the US. It's a form of price fixing. Apple does it all the time.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-13, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By kamtsa

How does Dahon define 'lifetime'? There are...

How does Dahon define 'lifetime'? There are several interpretations when it comes to 'lifetime warranty'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warranty#Lifetime_warranty
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By kamtsa

No we don't. Our fellow citizens are not little...

No we don't. Our fellow citizens are not little kids that we need to patronize. They are free people just like you and me.

Lifestyle is not a one size fits all thing. Embrace diversity.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By kamtsa

Amazon Prime price is $299 shipped so nycehweel...

Amazon Prime price is $299 shipped so nycehweel matched it on Amazon but still sell for $419 + shipping on their web site. Reviews on Amazon are very good.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By kamtsa

Well, it's a flat country with 5% of the US...

Well, it's a flat country with 5% of the US population and 10 times the population density. Transportation is not a one size fit all.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By kamtsa

The master cook died last week.

The master cook died last week.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,088
Posted By kamtsa

I used to ride a Moulton TSR 27 and loved it. One...

I used to ride a Moulton TSR 27 and loved it. One day we have a folding group bike at Half Moon Bay and I tried sesamecrunch's Brompton M for a few miles. I liked the compact folding and decided to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By kamtsa

With the new gold ones, it's closer to 3 minutes.

With the new gold ones, it's closer to 3 minutes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-13, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By kamtsa

Looks like an excellent deal. You will need to...

Looks like an excellent deal. You will need to figure out what heart rate range is good for you. Please let us know how it works.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,341
Posted By kamtsa

Pretty bike. The beaten up box reminds me the...

Pretty bike. The beaten up box reminds me the opening scene of Ace Ventura : Pet Detective.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q6_9A90cUk
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,796
Posted By kamtsa

See it as a business opportunity.

See it as a business opportunity.
09-18-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,382
Posted By kamtsa

Youtube has many videos explaining how to break...

Youtube has many videos explaining how to break bike locks. For example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-LWGJzglho and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYUf4h0Lv_8 and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,163
Posted By kamtsa

Here is a report with a similar wireless (no...

Here is a report with a similar wireless (no cadence) unit http://brommieskywalker.blogspot.com/2011/11/finally-using-cateye-micro-wireless-on.html

We have used the strada wireless for years...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,324
Posted By kamtsa

Yes, good idea. The folding pedal is narrower...

Yes, good idea. The folding pedal is narrower and have the reflectors on the outside, thus no need for cut outs. I installed a Bromfoot on mine, to make it wider like the non folding one.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,324
Posted By kamtsa

Got a new pedal from nycewheels and replaced the...

Got a new pedal from nycewheels and replaced the outer frame. The new pedal has a modified and stronger design. At the narrowest point, it is 50% wider (3mm -> 4.65) and the metal sheet is slightly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,998
Posted By kamtsa

Bromptons and TTs are apples and oranges. I like...

Bromptons and TTs are apples and oranges. I like apples.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-13, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By kamtsa

And here ...

And here http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/745493-quot-The-King-of-Folding-Bikes-quot-The-FREE-RIDE-Folding-Bike-from-China?highlight=king

Clever design indeed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,324
Posted By kamtsa

I do have spare MKS from my other bike but ended...

I do have spare MKS from my other bike but ended up ordering a replacement Brompton pedal. I plan to replace only the outer piece, not the entire pedal.

If Brompton designed the pedal to break I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-13, 08:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,334
Posted By kamtsa

They have a very nice selection of folders. You...

They have a very nice selection of folders. You are lucky.

http://portapedalbike.com/products-page/bikes/
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,334
Posted By kamtsa

Congratulations. Great looking bike! Here is a...

Congratulations. Great looking bike! Here is a very useful accessory for it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67DfSoxRts0
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-13, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,324
Posted By kamtsa

Brompton pedal broke

Not a catastrophic failure but still requires replacement.

339385

Was riding my bike on Santa Cruz pier, it has rough surface, at one point I heard something falling off (now I know it was the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,998
Posted By kamtsa

This is a low end derailleur but should work just...

This is a low end derailleur but should work just fine. My wife has one on her Nova with 1500miles on it and no problem whatsoever. If it will go bad, you can replace it for less than $15. Note...
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