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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,284
Posted By Schwinnsta

All steel weighs the same per unit of volume. The...

All steel weighs the same per unit of volume. The point of going with higher tensile steel is to reduce the weight of the frame by using less steel to achieve the same strength.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,284
Posted By Schwinnsta

Origami Lotus...

Origami Lotus (https://www.origamibicycles.com/product/lotus/) looks alot like a FnHon and it is attractively priced, complete with hydraulic discs, too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Schwinnsta

Follow this advice, and you will only end up with...

Follow this advice, and you will only end up with a lighter Brompton. You still won't be as fast as you would on a road bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Schwinnsta

To start with, realize that it usually does not...

To start with, realize that it usually does not make much sense to custom build something that factories make. Brompton now makes a titanium bike. Yes, it is expensive, but building your own clone...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 580,091
Posted By Schwinnsta

A few points and a few questions. First, the...

A few points and a few questions. First, the Brompton telescopic seat post pretty much solves most suitcase problems. You can remove the inner post and saddle and keep all your saddle settings. You...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,826
Posted By Schwinnsta

Interesting, thanks.

Interesting, thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,826
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Latest iteration of my Xootr Swift. Photo taken on the bridge over the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,982
Posted By Schwinnsta

Apparently not, see this...

Apparently not, see this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montague_Bikes)
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Schwinnsta

I was thinking of the wrong thing. I did not know...

I was thinking of the wrong thing. I did not know what he was looking for. Her (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Easy-wheel-Fold-Bike-for-33-9mm-Seatpost-Easywheel-Roller-for-Dahon-Black/989856256)e is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Schwinnsta

Walmart sells them online.

Walmart sells them online.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,490
Posted By Schwinnsta

Probably not a good thing to say about a Tern.

Probably not a good thing to say about a Tern.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 863,892
Posted By Schwinnsta

My Soma Saga touring bike is 40.5 in. Besides,...

My Soma Saga touring bike is 40.5 in. Besides, shorter wheel bases have advanteges too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By Schwinnsta

The attachment would not open in due security...

The attachment would not open in due security issues on that site. I doubt the validity of the statement. A derailleur will be more efficient than a three-speed if both are in good mechanical order....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By Schwinnsta

I would differ with this. Having two nuts, one...

I would differ with this. Having two nuts, one acts a jamb nut, so it should not loosen. I also would differ that it takes two people.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,309
Posted By Schwinnsta

I had followed the original thread on Swift and...

I had followed the original thread on Swift and saw that it was possible to pack the bike and wanted to do it. I started with a different case and priorities than you did. I felt like taking off the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,309
Posted By Schwinnsta

Good to know that fits in a Samsonite case. You...

Good to know that fits in a Samsonite case. You can get it smaller by removing the shoulder bolt holding the two halves of the frame together. You need to use a pin punch and hammer it out. Mine was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,284
Posted By Schwinnsta

Origami is a US dealer. They stock parts etc...

Origami is a US dealer. They stock parts etc Offer support. Where are the US Birdy dealers?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,309
Posted By Schwinnsta

One additional criticism of my Swift is the...

One additional criticism of my Swift is the horizontal rear drop out. Running 2" tires meant using Surly Monkey nuts. I know you don't have to have them, but they make life easier. Also, if you'e...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Schwinnsta

https://zizzo.bike/products/zizzo-folding-bike-lib...

https://zizzo.bike/products/zizzo-folding-bike-liberte

Sells for less on Costco online.

Still less at Zizzo if in stock refurbished. Great bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,450
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Swifts are very versatile. Racks are easy to mount. I carry stuff like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
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
11-30-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 27,134
Posted By Schwinnsta

[QUOTE=BikeLite;22324994]With that front...

[QUOTE=BikeLite;22324994]With that front handlebar stem, I'd wager it is nowhere near the stiffness of a zootr swift.[/QUOTE

The stem on Swift is very stiff. It has no hinge. It is relatively...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 27,134
Posted By Schwinnsta

Can anyone compare the ride of the Liberte to the...

Can anyone compare the ride of the Liberte to the Xootr Swift in terms of stiffness?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Schwinnsta

It would seem like shim material or tape could...

It would seem like shim material or tape could solve the fit issue. Where you purchase this?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,417
Posted By Schwinnsta

Welcome to the fold.

Welcome to the fold.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By Schwinnsta

Yes, that is the part I made.

Yes, that is the part I made.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By Schwinnsta

A DIY quick release Brompton seatpost Luggage Block

I put together a quick release seatpost luggage block. It was made from an eBay purchased use Delta Post Haste rack, a McMaster purchased 1 1/2" shaft collar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By Schwinnsta

If you are handy, you could make one of these ...

If you are handy, you could make one of these
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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,826
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Arriving home.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,146
Posted By Schwinnsta

Braking forces are much greater because the...

Braking forces are much greater because the acceleration is much stronger. Your braking from speed in just a couple of seconds. That is a lot force. F=MA where A is the change of speed with time.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,603
Posted By Schwinnsta

Dahon d7 is an excellent choice. For hills, I...

Dahon d7 is an excellent choice. For hills, I would much prefer a derailleur to hub gears for their efficiency and less drag.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,727
Posted By Schwinnsta

Low rolling resistance and puncture protection...

Low rolling resistance and puncture protection are at opposite poles to my understanding. That said I am having good experiences with Schwalbe Big Apples 406 2-inch.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 28,441
Posted By Schwinnsta

For my 2 cents IGH and belt drives are negatives.

For my 2 cents IGH and belt drives are negatives.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By Schwinnsta

I use Velo Orange Porteur bars on my Swift. They...

I use Velo Orange Porteur bars on my Swift. They work well. Note that there is a traditional stem on the stem riser, a 125mm I think. The straps on the top tube are for tying it all together when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 28,441
Posted By Schwinnsta

Please consider that the bike be capable of...

Please consider that the bike be capable of mounting 2 inch wide tires with fenders. That would be most excellent..
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,596
Posted By Schwinnsta

For whom the Heimingway Resonates.

For whom the Heimingway Resonates.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,826
Posted By Schwinnsta

On the foot bridge in City Park NOLA ...

On the foot bridge in City Park NOLA
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 375,826
Posted By Schwinnsta

Nice tree.

Nice tree.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 580,091
Posted By Schwinnsta

The sports stem would impair the usefulness of...

The sports stem would impair the usefulness of the block but a small bag or perhaps the dual pannier rack or some such. Ideally a lug for the block would be brazed or welded during manufacturing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,000
Posted By Schwinnsta

I would say it is an RSW then but I could be...

I would say it is an RSW then but I could be wrong. They started making these in the 60's to compete with Moultons. They could not of course compete but they were cheaper and Raleigh had a stronger...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By Schwinnsta

So what you have there is ahead type stem....

So what you have there is ahead type stem. Raleigh original was a quill stem. Quill stem had a long bolt with a wedge nut that went to the steering tube. I am not sure what you have now. The picture...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,160
Posted By Schwinnsta

Kickstands at the rear of the bike work better...

Kickstands at the rear of the bike work better and are not subject to pedal lock up when the bike is backed up. Here is a pic of my bike with a rear mount kickstand that works well.The folding basket...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,969
Posted By Schwinnsta

But look how much smaller the wheels of the Dahon...

But look how much smaller the wheels of the Dahon appear.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,316
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,496
Posted By Schwinnsta

Take it to another Brompton dealer. This may be...

Take it to another Brompton dealer. This may be inconvenient but the quote is suspicious.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,763
Posted By Schwinnsta

Was Dawes sold in the USA? Is it Whitworth...

Was Dawes sold in the USA? Is it Whitworth threaded?
04-22-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,596
Posted By Schwinnsta

Yes they are literally recumbents with a shell...

Yes they are literally recumbents with a shell but the rider is low and it looks dangerous in traffic. They are as much like little under powered cars as bikes

For the record I like ebikes. I...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,302
Posted By Schwinnsta

They come in very handy. Some of the modern ones...

They come in very handy. Some of the modern ones have a fold out piece in the front that allows you to carry boxes and larger packages by the pressure of the spring part pressing the article against...
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