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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-23, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By edwong3

Hello Winfried. Thank you for taking the time to...

Hello Winfried. Thank you for taking the time to post a reply. I now have a clearer picture or what I am going to do should I decide to pull the trigger and get the Brommie. I would not touch the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-23, 05:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,332
Posted By jfouellette

This one ...

This one

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/tourney-tz500/SL-TZ500-LN.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,332
Posted By jfouellette

Hello, I ordered it from the Litepro web site. It...

Hello, I ordered it from the Litepro web site. It was on sale with shipping included. The sale is still active I believe. It took about three weeks to arrive. The final price was about CA$850. The...
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By evebeverly

You'll need a "wheelchair bike attachment". You...

You'll need a "wheelchair bike attachment". You can operate the disk brakes using handlebar-mounted brake levers. It's best to consult the wheelchair manufacturer or a bike mechanic for proper...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-23, 12:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By 2_i

In my experience the housing makes a difference...

In my experience the housing makes a difference for long cable runs, i.e., the rear brake, but not so much the front.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Nope. If you want to improve your front braking,...

Nope. If you want to improve your front braking, you can do a number of things short of damaging your front fork by brazing on a disk brake mount. Better pads can improve braking, and are cheap. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-23, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On a Brompton where your front tire is on the...

On a Brompton where your front tire is on the ground further aft from where it would be on a full size 700c bike, that increases the chance that hard braking could cause you to go over the handlebars...
06-28-23, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By anga

This is what I gathered from various forums and...

This is what I gathered from various forums and not based on experience. Use at own risk

If you spin rather than mash and stay seated while pedaling, one can go down to a ratio of 1.3

The...
06-28-23, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By base2

Well, you do have me on the rollers engaging with...

Well, you do have me on the rollers engaging with the hub shell. I'm not sure if there would be anything other than slippage or exceeding the hub shell integrity failure due to internal pressure or...
06-27-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By veganbikes

I would also recommend going for an Enviolo hub....

I would also recommend going for an Enviolo hub. Less to really no maintenance and plenty of range and they make a heavy duty and cargo version that would be perfect for your situation if you are...
06-27-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By base2

For every action there is an equal & opposite...

For every action there is an equal & opposite reaction. The torque rating so far as I can tell has to do with the reactionary forces the axle transmits to the dropouts via the anti-rotation washer.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-23, 03:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By Jipe

Its definitely not a good idea to add a disc...

Its definitely not a good idea to add a disc mounting on a fork no designed for disc braking since the effort on the fork are very different with rim and disc brakes.

But I agree that the stock...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-23, 02:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By Trakhak

Don't say you haven't been warned. There's a...

Don't say you haven't been warned. There's a reason forks built for disc brakes weigh more and cost more than forks for rim brakes.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-23, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By BobbyG

I would not mount disc brakes on a fork that was...

I would not mount disc brakes on a fork that was not designed for braking forces in the lower reach. There are plenty of examples on the web of non-disc forks buckling after disc brakes have been...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-23, 02:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By Fentuz

TRP spyre is a better option than bb7. I cannot...

TRP spyre is a better option than bb7.
I cannot see why you would hydro or hybrid (heavy) but if you do, juin tech calipers and TRP are good.
06-22-23, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By cpach

My favorite price/performance droppers are...

My favorite price/performance droppers are TranzX, which are OEM on a lot of bike brands, and appear to do manufacturing for other brands. They aren't the absolute cheapest, particularly compared to...
06-21-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By maddog34

"cheaper" means lower manufacturing standards and...

"cheaper" means lower manufacturing standards and junk materials....and junk "performance", AKA: loose, clicking, rattles, and creaking... much like my aging skeleton..

as to size.. Droppers come...
05-24-23, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By dedhed

Opposite. Means it'll sit too far inward for...

Opposite. Means it'll sit too far inward for correct chainline and/or inner chainring or crank arm will hit the chainstay. if those things work out the FD may not retract far enough to drop to inner...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,433
Posted By Jipe

On a small wheel bike, you need a transmission...

On a small wheel bike, you need a transmission that has a big multiplying factor from the pedaling cadence to the rear wheel rpm to have high enough gear inches because of the small diameter of this...
04-07-23, 05:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By alexk_il

Larger rotors and TRP spyres

The breaking power can be improved by larger rotors and better pads

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I have TRP Spyres +185mm rotors + Discobreaks Copper pads on my MTB. Took a bit of efforts to install the breaks...
04-06-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By HillRider

I have Spyres (road pull versions of the Spykes)...

I have Spyres (road pull versions of the Spykes) on one bike and they do work well. You are correct that the pad adjusters can be a bit fragile if you are careless. You have to use a good allen...
04-06-23, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By fooferdoggie

Shimano deore 4 piston are not too expensive and...

Shimano deore 4 piston are not too expensive and they stop our tandem with a single finger on 20% grade and at about 400 pounds. I do have 203 rotors on it though.
04-05-23, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By veganbikes

I would not want cable actuated brakes for a...

I would not want cable actuated brakes for a cargo bike. I would go Magura MT5s or the TRP equivalent (c 1.2 or something). Longer cable runs lead to less braking performance.

If I absolutely was...
04-05-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By csport

If you move the rotor from side to side (say to...

If you move the rotor from side to side (say to the right), the right piston will extend by a smaller amount and the left piston will extend further because they are both pushed by the same fluid in...
04-05-23, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By IPassGas

We touring on a loaded tandem (210kg/460lbs)...

We touring on a loaded tandem (210kg/460lbs) often on greater than 10% slopes in remote areas. 2 cantilevers and a rear disk. Heat dissipation is the concern. We switched from TRP Spyres to Klampers....
04-05-23, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By csport

Good mechanical disc brakes are not exactly...

Good mechanical disc brakes are not exactly cheap. Here is a review review of Paul Klampers and Growtac Equal. He also reviews Yokozuna, which is a rebranded Juin Tech hybrid hydraulic brake.

I...
04-03-23, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By ign1te

The main thing is that the roller brake version...

The main thing is that the roller brake version has external splines on the hub body itself. These are needed for the roller brake to even function. A coaster hub does not have these splines and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 668,451
Posted By Reddleman

Not really, the SA dual drive hubs have the same...

Not really, the SA dual drive hubs have the same cable pull requirements as an MTB triple front derailleur and are designed to be use with other companiesí shifters.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By 2_i

Indeed I used to have them for that specific...

Indeed I used to have them for that specific reason. However, in the long run they turned out to too much trouble and I took them off. Specifically, they did not release a lot of cable, 4mm if I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-22, 05:20 AM
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-22, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By Ron Damon

It is a $5 Syte brand part made out of Al-alloy....

It is a $5 Syte brand part made out of Al-alloy. The bolts that came with it were too long so the bolts you see here are from what I had on hand. I haven't put it through its paces so I cannot make a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,394
Posted By Ron Damon

Mine is four years old and the folding pivot is...

Mine is four years old and the folding pivot is still good and strong. Zero problems.

User's tip: lubricate the pivot with WD-40 like spray with a thin straw introduced through the bottle cage...
06-25-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Dan Burkhart

You can go as far as removing the gear carrier...

You can go as far as removing the gear carrier from the axle without having to worry about phasing the planetaries.
Once you disassemble the carrier it becomes necessary
06-24-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Dan Burkhart

the purpose of that tool is to phase the...

the purpose of that tool is to phase the planetary gears. The Nexus/Alfine gear carrier sub assembly has the sun and planetary gears in constant mesh, so unless you disassemble the gear carrier that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By 2_i

This noodle housing is lighter and can work over...

This noodle housing is lighter and can work over tighter angles without much loss in the transferred cable tension. In that, it is very appropriate for folders. Moreover, you hardly use any cable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,943
Posted By zandoval

Also, don't forget that tightening the nut is...

Also, don't forget that tightening the nut is often a two man job as one person keeps the lower nut and assembly from turning leaving the other to concentrate on the top.

Don't forget to use "Lock...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,943
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, if you own a bike with such a headset (and...

Yeah, if you own a bike with such a headset (and that's nearly all bikes for about 50 years and still being made) that spanner and a good, solid large crescent wrench are valuable tools.

When you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By 2_i

Brompton Tensioner Chain Keeper

When debris gets in-between Brompton's chain and tensioner pulley, the chain routinely liberates itself. For me this has been a problem in winter, with the tensioner orienting itself low due to a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,261
Posted By Joe Remi

I suspect a lot of it has to do with they sell...

I suspect a lot of it has to do with they sell every bike they make that way. Harley-Davidson used to be like this in motorcycles, too, they sold the same basic design for decades and couldn't keep...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By Schwinnsta

I made a diy version for my Xootr Swift. I bonded...

I made a diy version for my Xootr Swift. I bonded inner tube to all contact surfaces of the carrier with contact cement to protect the surfaces of the bike in case of any movement. By bonding the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By kwantani

I measured mine, is around 67mm.

I measured mine, is around 67mm.
11-15-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,791
Posted By chas58

Yes, gears multiply torque. If you have 36t...

Yes, gears multiply torque. If you have 36t chainring and 36t cog in the rear, you are 1:1 (like a hub motor). If you gear down lower, you are multiplying the torque. That is why mid drives are...
11-14-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,791
Posted By Leisesturm

Mid-drive vs hub motor is not about torque, its...

Mid-drive vs hub motor is not about torque, its about range! Speed range. The torque of a hub motor can be low OR high but not both! So the speed range is fixed around a high torque/low speed or low...
11-13-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,791
Posted By late

Yes, of course, gearing gives you more range, and...

Yes, of course, gearing gives you more range, and more power up a hill, because of the mechanical advantage it gets from the gears.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,752
Posted By 2_i

Klickfix UniKlip Rack Bags

Klickfix/Rixen&Kaul UniKlip mount allows for of a bag on a rack without any provisions from the rack side. Two rack bags on the market are particularly well suited, in terms of dimensions, for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,397
Posted By Jipe

R&M has two elastomer, allround and hard:...

R&M has two elastomer, allround and hard: Vouwfietsen has them, its an official R&M reseller from The Netherlands (https://www.vouwfietsen.com/onderdelen/birdy-onderdelen/birdy-veer-vouwdelen/)
...
09-27-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,253
Posted By 2_i

I have been using TSG...

I have been using TSG...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 668,451
Posted By Huggable

Green Basikal didn't organise the pictures into...

Green Basikal didn't organise the pictures into an album, hence you can read up the comments in each photo to piece together the puzzle.

Posted on 9 July by Green Basikal on Facebook:

Birdy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 668,451
Posted By Jipe

To know if it will work, you need to measure the...

To know if it will work, you need to measure the chainline.

R&M adapts the chainline of the Birdy according to the rear transmission, its different for the different Birdy with different IGH and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 30,957
Posted By 2_i

In the upshift, the chain still on the smaller...

In the upshift, the chain still on the smaller ring, but pressed against the larger ring, must grab a pin or tooth tip with the opening in the link, to climb up onto the larger ring. If the opening...
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