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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,260
Posted By Pahana

I'm late to this discussion so maybe this has...

I'm late to this discussion so maybe this has been answered. Every once and a while I go to ebay and search Brompton to see what's new. More and more I'm seeing clone ti frames, forks and rear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Posted By Pahana

I'm 5 ft 4in so I have some idea what you're...

I'm 5 ft 4in so I have some idea what you're looking for. From my own personal experience the smallest decent folder out there is the Dahon Eezz d3. They're recommend for 5ft 7in and below. It maybe...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Pahana

I think your best bet is just to purchase MKS...

I think your best bet is just to purchase MKS quick release pedals. The dealer you purchased the bike from is probably not going to be of help. Have you contacted Dahon? There are a few bike dealers...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Pahana

There's almost no difference between the weight...

There's almost no difference between the weight of the Brompton 2 speed and 1 speed. I own a Ti 2 speed and that second gear makes it large difference. I really don't know why anyone would buy a 1...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,310
Posted By Pahana

Beautiful folding bike. Do you have more pictures...

Beautiful folding bike. Do you have more pictures and up close. You did a great job with it. Was it a stock bike or did you build up a frame. I'd take this bike over a Helix any day.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Pahana

I don't have experience with them but the Maxxis...

I don't have experience with them but the Maxxis Bmx race tires look nice. I like the Big Apple and the Super Moto but the Super Moto flats a lot. I think in the future of trying the Maxxis Torch or...
03-21-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Pahana

27.5 x 2.6 tires for standard 23mm rims

Are there any 2.6 that are not wide trail? I'm sure 2.6 inch tires would work better with 30mm rims but I don't want to spend the money on new rims. I'm riding a 2015 Giant Anthem sx with 135 mm rear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By Pahana

It's a mini velo but they are small wheeled bikes...

It's a mini velo but they are small wheeled bikes and can be used for travel.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By Pahana

I was looking at this bike online a few days ago...

I was looking at this bike online a few days ago and it looks super nice. Looks like a good alternative to a Moulton. I know the Moulton comes apart but it's not a folding bike. I watched a video of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 31,575
Posted By Pahana

I would like to know if anyone has changed out...

I would like to know if anyone has changed out the 1/4 inch pitch chain for a standard bicycle chain and crank on the Carryme. I bent my chainring and might be able to straighten it out but this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,217
Posted By Pahana

Not all carbon fiber is alike. There's cheap...

Not all carbon fiber is alike. There's cheap carbon and high quality. I'll take Ti over carbon fiber any day. I remember a guy telling me how great his carbon fiber bike is and then told me that the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,217
Posted By Pahana

That 8 inch is just crazy. They look like the...

That 8 inch is just crazy. They look like the same wheels as on a CarryMe. Great video. Thanks.
I went to their website and can't find a price on the 8. Why would they spend time on a bike like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,217
Posted By Pahana

All I can say is the bike felt really solid. I...

All I can say is the bike felt really solid. I see your point. I think most of us are looking for a bike that folds and rides fast and has a stiff frame. I love riding my Brompton but this was very...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,217
Posted By Pahana

Seattle Cycles Burke

Yesterday I was riding around and stopped by PortaPedal in Tempe AZ. When I went inside there was a guy talking to Al the owner with a Burke. We got friendly and he only wanted me to try his bike. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Pahana

There is a saying Trust in God and tie up your...

There is a saying Trust in God and tie up your camel. If someone is looking to borrow your bike and not return it I don't think it matters if it's a folding bike or not. I personally bring my folding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By Pahana

I just finished a 2 and a half hour ride with the...

I just finished a 2 and a half hour ride with the Lamada pedals and they are great for out of the saddle riding. The bike is a 2 speed Ti Brompton so out of the saddle riding is necessary sometimes....
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Pahana

Luggage for Dahon Eezz d3

My wife is going to stay with family for 5 weeks and would like to take a bike with her on the plane. Can anyone suggest a luggage to fit a Dahon Eezz d3? I can't get to a store before she goes so it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Pahana

There's a Brompton dealer near you called Ride...

There's a Brompton dealer near you called Ride LA. My Brompton dealer is Al and Donna at PortaPedal in Tempe AZ. They are dear friends and honest people.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,634
Posted By Pahana

Just ordered 2 Primo comet tires for my Brompton....

Just ordered 2 Primo comet tires for my Brompton. I couldn't justify spending $160 for the tan sidewalls Schwalbe One. I have seen the Schwalbe One in person and they are beautiful looking tires but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-15-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 30,169
Posted By Pahana

I wouldn't recommend this bike for anyone over 5...

I wouldn't recommend this bike for anyone over 5 Ft 9 inches. I'm 5 ft 4 in and of course have no problem with this. The fold of the bike is terrible. After 9 months I still have to work at the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,215
Posted By Pahana

It's time Brompton came out with an all Ti main...

It's time Brompton came out with an all Ti main frame to go with the front fork and rear triangle. Also they need to look into a 20 inch wheel version that can fit Schwalbe Big Apple tires. I have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By Pahana

Brompton Schwalbe One

I was in my lbs PortaPedal in Tempe AZ and saw the Brompton Schwalbe One tan sidewalls. Beautifull looking tire and has the appearance of being larger than they are. I need to replace the Kojacks on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 34,952
Posted By Pahana

I haven't read the whole topic but I don't know...

I haven't read the whole topic but I don't know if anyone noticed the large number of preloved bikes for sale. There are a lot of vintage models that may have been sitting around the factory.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By Pahana

Grease or Oil?

I'm wondering if I should use grease or oil to lube the larger seatpost that drops through the frame on the Dahon eezz d3. I'm using silicone oil on all the moving parts of the fold but I'm not sure...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,884
Posted By Pahana

Any bike like your looking for if it's out there...

Any bike like your looking for if it's out there is going to cost a few thousand dollars. Ritchey makes the Breakaway, a bike I've read good things about but again your looking at a few thousand...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,884
Posted By Pahana

Please forgive me but I'm not sure what your...

Please forgive me but I'm not sure what your looking for in a touring bike. I've rode Moulton, Bike Friday, Tern,Dahon and Brompton. I like the Brompton the best but the other bikes are all good. I'm...
08-03-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,571
Posted By Pahana

Schwalbe 27.5 x 2.6 inch Ice spiker pro.

Can theses tires work with 23mm rims or do you have to have 30mm plus rims? I'm riding 2.5 maxxis wide trail tires on 23mm rims and so far no issues. I ordered the wide trail by mistake and I'm sure...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,192
Posted By Pahana

The new Tern BYB seems like a good option for the...

The new Tern BYB seems like a good option for the taller person. If the Brompton was too tight a fit then 20 inch wheels are best and the BYB has a small footprint.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,284
Posted By Pahana

I have something to add here. I noticed a post...

I have something to add here. I noticed a post from someone in the city where I live that took delivery on a Helix. I don't want to impose on anyone but maybe new owner could let others demo their...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,242
Posted By Pahana

Has anyone noticed that the front cables come out...

Has anyone noticed that the front cables come out far in front of the stem. If the picture is right this could be an issue. I assume that it is because of the front rack add on but without the rack...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By Pahana

What is the problem with adding an stem extention...

What is the problem with adding an stem extention on a eezz? The cockpit is quite close and I'd like to open it up and go to a 560mm handlebar. The bike is a little unstable as is and I was hoping...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By Pahana

Controltech stem extention from 25.4 to 31.8

I'm thinking of adding the Controltech stem extention to my new Dahon. In order to mount it I guess I would need to cut down the current handlebar to use it to mount the extension. Are there any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 30,169
Posted By Pahana

After one month of commuting on the eezz d3 I...

After one month of commuting on the eezz d3 I have to say that it's just great for short rides. As a Brompton owner also I have to add that there is no comparison in the ride. The Brompton rides like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,802
Posted By Pahana

The advice you've been given is correct. If you...

The advice you've been given is correct. If you don't mind giving up 2 to 4 mph from a full size bike, what you'll get is a bike that turns on a dime. You'll be the first one to the other side of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 30,169
Posted By Pahana

My first week riding EEZZ D3 was great. The bike...

My first week riding EEZZ D3 was great. The bike seems like it was made for me. Being short helps and having hills to climb also but I must say for a tall person on flat roads this is not for you....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By Pahana

Dahon eezz d3 Questions

Just bought a eezz d3 on ebay for $545.00 new with free shipping. I've got a few questions to ask. Can I put my own MKS Allways pedals on it? What is the largest tire size the bike can take without...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By Pahana

Togs Thumb grips were designed for mountain...

Togs Thumb grips were designed for mountain bikes. With the new longer handlebars being used no one uses bar ends any more. They offer a little more control where bar ends were being used. I find...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,104
Posted By Pahana

I nominate the Helix. It says the world's best...

I nominate the Helix. It says the world's best folding bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,425
Views: 642,854
Posted By Pahana

I hope I'm wrong here about the pricing, I really...

I hope I'm wrong here about the pricing, I really do but facts are facts. Seattle Cycles Ti folding bikes are going for $5,500 and I'm sure if Brompton had a full Ti bike we would be looking at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,425
Views: 642,854
Posted By Pahana

The base prices seem a little low for Ti frame...

The base prices seem a little low for Ti frame bikes. As the owner of a Ti Brompton and the ex-owner of a Ti 18 pound mountain bike something doesn't add up here. The frame of a Ti bike should cost ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 28,392
Posted By Pahana

Peter now works for Brompton USA .

Peter now works for Brompton USA .
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By Pahana

My comment to you is that the best bike is the...

My comment to you is that the best bike is the one that fits the first time. I've own many bikes over the last 20 years and the best ones were the ones that felt great on the first ride. I can say...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By Pahana

I'm also 5ft 4in and find the Brompton M bar fits...

I'm also 5ft 4in and find the Brompton M bar fits great. The Tern I had never quite felt right but it wasn't a bad fit. Some of the 16 inch wheels that Dahon makes are really suitable for short...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,151
Posted By Pahana

I see Schwalbe has 2.4 x 20 inch tires. They...

I see Schwalbe has 2.4 x 20 inch tires. They come with the Tern electric bike and I guess for bmx use. They look great and would pimp out any 406mm folding bike. Could these be mounted on standard...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,079
Posted By Pahana

I just remembered the stabilization device is by...

I just remembered the stabilization device is by Hopey, I think. On my Micro Black scooter I added a 115mm stem and wider handlebars and now it rides much more stable. Try the longest stem you can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,079
Posted By Pahana

Wider handlebars is the first thing I would do....

Wider handlebars is the first thing I would do. Get them as wide as you can. I need help with this one but isn't there a headset stabilization device by Hope. Please someone help me out with this one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,025
Posted By Pahana

Dahon curve i3 vs Dahon eezz d3

I'm thinking of replacing my Carryme that I've been riding for 4 years with either the curve i3 or eezz d3. I'm tired of the single geared Carryme and want something more stable. My short commute has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,737
Posted By Pahana

My first folding bike was a Tern Verge X10. It...

My first folding bike was a Tern Verge X10. It looked like a folding rocket and road great so I thought. After getting on a Brompton there was no comparison. The Brompton felt much more stable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 31,126
Posted By Pahana

May I ask how much did it cost? Brompton needs to...

May I ask how much did it cost? Brompton needs to stop making owner buy after market modifications and partner with these manufacturers. They need to stop with these special paint jobs and really...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,634
Posted By Pahana

If you go to check out bike tire rolling...

If you go to check out bike tire rolling resistance the Marathon's have a lower rolling resistance than both the Racer and Kojacks. Anyway CNN style lists the Brompton as one of 20 most influential...
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