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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,151
Posted By Ron Damon

Yes, thanks. Yesterday's afternoon ride was...

Yes, thanks. Yesterday's afternoon ride was uneventful. Nothing significant to report, really.

As for the tremor in the neighboring island, it was only 5.6 on the Richter scale. Not even an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-22, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,151
Posted By Ron Damon

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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,439
Posted By Ron Damon

I'd look into a Dahon Dash or Altena and be done...

I'd look into a Dahon Dash or Altena and be done with it. A bonus is that they fold but that need not deter nor distract you....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-22, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,151
Posted By Ron Damon

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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-22, 02:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,868
Posted By Ron Damon

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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Ron Damon

No, not a Dahon, I am afraid. It's this thing: ...

No, not a Dahon, I am afraid. It's this thing:

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A few...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-22, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Ron Damon

Nice. Another 305er in the house. I just did 40km...

Nice. Another 305er in the house. I just did 40km on mine today. Certainly not as plush as a 406er, but far from harsh or uncomfortable (for my 69kg, 170cm self). The upshot? Light and nimble like a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,151
Posted By Ron Damon

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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Ron Damon

Been there, done that...

I bought a pair of those oh...what, six years ago in either in Singapore or Bangkok, can't remember. They weren't exactly cheap, that I do remember. I wanted them for my Dahon Dash mini velo, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By Ron Damon

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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Ron Damon

Great. Images like these. Close up and straight...

Great. Images like these. Close up and straight on two dimensions.
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Shimano RD-M6000-GS, 53-406 tires...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Ron Damon

Shimano nomenclature SS: short cage GS:...

Shimano nomenclature

SS: short cage
GS: medium cage
SGS: long cage

Once again, on 406 wheels you want no longer than GS.

In my locality the Shimano RD-M6000-GS part has become rather...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-22, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,151
Posted By Ron Damon

A jaunt to Klungkung

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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Ron Damon

Now my questions.... 1. The bike feels...

Now my questions....

1. The bike feels wobbly, particularly at low speeds -- like it goes straight, but the front wheel is flopping back and forth much more tangibly than I'm used to. Is that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,212
Posted By Ron Damon

That article points out that North America and...

That article points out that North America and Europe as a whole have the highest mean height, but also the largest standard deviation. The so-called Bell curve (Gaussian in stats speak) is more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,212
Posted By Ron Damon

Generally, yeah... Though the region of the world...

Generally, yeah... Though the region of the world matters a lot. Some countries are still not afflicted by unchecked, rampant bike theft. Just the other day I was at a café and there were a two...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,151
Posted By Ron Damon

One more feeble clutching at straws.

One more feeble clutching at straws.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,936
Posted By Ron Damon

I, who's lived in Asia Pacific for two decades...

I, who's lived in Asia Pacific for two decades and currently lives just a few hours flight time from the PRC (and Taiwan) is perhaps aware of that more than most people on this channel. You'll find...
Forum: Touring
10-22-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Ron Damon

Thanks. Very helpful. Another route is to...

Thanks. Very helpful.

Another route is to take a right or head westward at Lishan (rather than left of eastwards towards Dayuling|Taroko) dropping to Taichung City. Any experience with that route?...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Ron Damon

Come on, you know you want it...😉 ...

Come on, you know you want it...😉
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Forum: Touring
10-19-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ron Damon

No one said Spain looked daunting. Been there...

No one said Spain looked daunting. Been there before a couple of times and I am fluent in Spanish. And I am not daunted by Vietnam or Taiwan either. I've been up the length of Vietnam, I've toured in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ron Damon

Big Apple killers: Maxxis Grifter 53-406 😉 ...

Big Apple killers: Maxxis Grifter 53-406 😉
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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ron Damon

I rode my 305er with Kenda KWest for four years,...

I rode my 305er with Kenda KWest for four years, even toured with it. A very decent tire, tbh. When you factor in the price (I paid something like $3.50 cuz they are made in the island next door),...
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Ron Damon

Taiwan Reloaded: Yilan to Lishan

Will be returning to Taiwan next month. On a previous tour there, I did the Northern Cross Highway, but I did not turn right at the three-way intersection heading towards Lishan. Instead I turned...
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Ron Damon

I crossed the ROK a few years back. Don't know...

I crossed the ROK a few years back. Don't know about the baths. I don't know about the bathhouses but everywhere I overnighted, mostly love motels which are everywhere, cheap-ish and quiet, I was...
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ron Damon

So, I fly in to Madrid. What's my next move?

So, I fly in to Madrid (Barajas) with a folding bike in late November. What's my next move if the goal is to cycle south, south-west (possibly into Portugal), towards warmer weather?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,151
Posted By Ron Damon

Sanur Beach

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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By Ron Damon

Finally got around to the changing the front...

Finally got around to the changing the front tire. I took the opportunity to clean and lube the bearing cartridges and spindle. Looking good still after four years...
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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,151
Posted By Ron Damon

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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By Ron Damon

On Bromptons, rattles and the like are features...

On Bromptons, rattles and the like are features that you, as the privileged member of an elite group, get to enjoy courtesy of the manufacturer. On cheap Asiatic bikes like a Dahon, they are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By Ron Damon

Deli Tire S139, 37-451 $6/piece Unique golden...

Deli Tire S139, 37-451
$6/piece
Unique golden yellow sidewall 🔥https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/1664594246929_e7f1d27192ff9c3e4b6c6f5e79dfd1dcf7b3c388.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,151
Posted By Ron Damon

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Ron Damon

Say No to proprietary, non-standard dimension...

Say No to proprietary, non-standard dimension parts.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Ron Damon

Yeah, that second image of the Titanium color...

Yeah, that second image of the Titanium color model is an old rim brake model. The new ones are 406 | 451 disc or 451 u brake.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Ron Damon

This is how 50-305 Big Apples fit on the 74mm OLD...

This is how 50-305 Big Apples fit on the 74mm OLD fork of the FnHon Gust 16".
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Ron Damon

Yes, the frame material is Al-alloy. It is for...

Yes, the frame material is Al-alloy. It is for ISO305 or 349 wheels with disc brake, or for 349 wheels with road brake calipers. I imagine that, yes, it can easily fit 50-305 Big Apples which are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Ron Damon

No more fence sitting. I scored it at $159 (plus...

No more fence sitting. I scored it at $159 (plus $6 shipping) so it's now on its way...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Ron Damon

If it only were? ​It is. . ...

If it only were? ​It is.
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Rose Gold's not your poison? There's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Ron Damon

My Rose Gold FnHon Gust 16" 2022

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-22, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,151
Posted By Ron Damon

Just get yourself a FnHon Storm Titanium... 😉 ...

Just get yourself a FnHon Storm Titanium... 😉
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,151
Posted By Ron Damon

You ain't seen nothin' yet. Stay tuned...

You ain't seen nothin' yet. Stay tuned...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-22, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,151
Posted By Ron Damon

Sharp looking frame, Paulie. 🔥

Sharp looking frame, Paulie. 🔥
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By Ron Damon

Acceofix Flyer, 32-349 $13 Quite light. You...

Acceofix Flyer, 32-349
$13
Quite light. You wanna fly, these are the ones.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By Ron Damon

Deli Tire 37-349, tan wall $7/pair (used) ...

Deli Tire 37-349, tan wall
$7/pair (used)
Gorgeous honey sidewall, hard to come by.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By Ron Damon

Kenda K193 37-349, tan wall $5 Tan wall, 349...

Kenda K193 37-349, tan wall
$5
Tan wall, 349 version of the 305 Kenda KWest. As usual, fantastic value.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,608
Posted By Ron Damon

That question was answered by Cannondale in 2000...

That question was answered by Cannondale in 2000 when it introduced the Lefty fork.😉
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Ron Damon

MXL, 406 disc$120 ...

MXL, 406 disc$120

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Ron Damon

Mialo 305, 40-series $110 ...

Mialo 305, 40-series
$110
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Ron Damon

Handbuilt, 406 Paid something like $220 to have...

Handbuilt, 406
Paid something like $220 to have these hand built.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Ron Damon

My Asian Wheelsets

Mialo 349, 50-series
$110

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