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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-24, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By HelpSingularity

In the River Wye Valley in England

St. Tysilio's Church in the background, spire was built in the 14th century, (near Sellack, Herefordshire) , on National Cycle Route (NCR) 44. (yes, this field to the gate, but I've only run across...
07-01-24, 07:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,865
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This will be amazingly impressive if the new...

This will be amazingly impressive if the new Ladelux can really draw up to 12 watts from the hub and put it to good use. I assume the link below is what you saw....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-24, 04:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,910
Posted By Jonesandrew

Correction to post #34

I need to make a correction to my post no. 34 above: https://www.bikeforums.net/23130002-post34.html

The Volkswagen hinge pin is not suitable for a folding bike hinge. It isn’t hardened and it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-24, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By CrowSeph

New bike day

Just for share, I'm super happy regarding it.
It is a gift from a friend, she traveled a lot with this bike. The bike has a long story too, started from California and now on south Italy.
it's a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-24, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 1,053,779
Posted By Schwinnsta

I am glad not to be a newbie here to gain...

I am glad not to be a newbie here to gain information. First of anything on the rack that is wider should be fastened back where the straps attach. That way, you're less likely to have heel strike....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-24, 05:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,309
Posted By StanSeven

Hey guys. These last two threads on Tern’s have...

Hey guys. These last two threads on Tern’s have gotten emotional with multiple personal insults. Let’s keep conversations civil.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-24, 08:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,434
Posted By Winfried

On the rear, I removed the (nice looking but...

On the rear, I removed the (nice looking but 300g) wooden board (https://fr.ahooga.bike/en/products/rear-carrier-for-ahooga-folding-bike) on the rack and attached a plastic fender.

As for the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,434
Posted By Winfried

"Because of the steep seat tube, the derailleur...

"Because of the steep seat tube, the derailleur was rotated too far forward, or too ‘clockwise’ when viewing the bike from the right side. To fix this, I tried a SRAM angled front derailleur shim....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-24, 12:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,531
Posted By Schwinnsta

OK, the size of the bolt is 6x25. Get the...

OK, the size of the bolt is 6x25. Get the stainless one.

I would have settled on one angle and went back to the Brompton bolt (7mm) but there is only one angle for tightest fold. So if I need to...
02-06-24, 01:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,508
Posted By FBinNY

We don't have to argue. I stated my opinion, you...

We don't have to argue. I stated my opinion, you stated yours and that's the end of it for me.

To be clear, I did read the OP and understood that the popping indicates that it was cracking in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-24, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,394
Posted By StanSeven

This thread is going nowhere. Ron Damon started...

This thread is going nowhere. Ron Damon started it and then deleted the opening posts. Now it doesn’t make sense. Plus insults aren’t allowed and there are plenty.

Thread closed
12-30-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By mpetry912

yes, you can use 2 master links, the 11 speed...

yes, you can use 2 master links, the 11 speed shimano master links are very reliable.

I would not feel comfortable riding an 11 speed chain that had been spliced. I have a genuine shimano chain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-23, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,674
Posted By Winfried

Turns out it was a worn quick release seat clamp...

Turns out it was a worn quick release seat clamp (https://brilliantbikes.co.uk/brompton-folding-detail/453-brompton-seat-pst-clamp-quick-release.html), not the sleeve. A new one solved the problem,...
11-02-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By Caliwild

Got one, and I love it! Works great... The...

Got one, and I love it! Works great... The sound is louder than I expected. Might try it for indoor cycling too when I don't want to wake the family in the morning...
10-27-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,398
Posted By awac

I have used that in the past on plant hydraulics...

I have used that in the past on plant hydraulics and 542, I agree with you.

I always found the liquid easier to use on small screws and the stick on bigger threads, but while upside down no...
09-23-23, 04:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,795
Posted By Jeff Neese

I only use Schwalbe and Continental tubes. Both...

I only use Schwalbe and Continental tubes. Both of those brands individually test their tubes and I've never had a bad one out of the box. HOWEVER -

I bought four Schwalbe tubes last year and...
09-19-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,570
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The Shimano original lock rings have a crush...

The Shimano original lock rings have a crush washer which helps them stay put, but I would still tighten to the specified 40 Nm.



Don't under-tighten the cassette lock ring! I did that with an...
08-27-23, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By gkamieneski

I am sure many mechanics here will tell you that...

I am sure many mechanics here will tell you that the most reliable method is using a 12 inch ruler, but I have had good luck with Park’s latest chain checker, the CC-4. I too had a CC-2 Park Chain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 460,648
Posted By pinholecam

2 from the stable ...

2 from the stable

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53129633503_c35e9568cf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2oWTg2R)
ZV101166 (https://flic.kr/p/2oWTg2R) by pinholecam02...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-23, 07:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,727
Posted By pm124

My n of 1 experience

My office banned bicycles inside the building for 10 years. During that time I owned a number of 20 inch bicycles. They were all folders of different brands and mix. For me, the Birdy was one of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By linberl

I'd send BF the pictures of the dents and ask...

I'd send BF the pictures of the dents and ask them for their opinion. Call them first and let them know you are sending the pics and it might be a safety issue. They're pretty busy so you want to...
07-17-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bald Paul

The rod should melt on the stock without being in...

The rod should melt on the stock without being in the torch flame. Also, make sure your aluminum pieces are spotlessly clean. I used some very fine grit sandpaper to clean them up.
07-15-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,138
Posted By dsbrantjr

Please do not use gasoline for anything except a...

Please do not use gasoline for anything except a motor fuel. It is highly flammable and creates explosive vapors which will travel a long way to an ignition source. It is toxic by vapor inhalation...
07-13-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By Kapusta

Try BBG Bashguard: https://bbgbashguard.com ...

Try BBG Bashguard: https://bbgbashguard.com

It’s a guy with a cutter in his garage that makes Aluminum Bashguards of all different sizes and they are very affordable. I’ve bought many of his over...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By jfouellette

Bike Friday is a good choice because the frame is...

Bike Friday is a good choice because the frame is made by considering your anatomy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-23, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,234
Posted By Braiques

Yes, the quote is in response to the photo and...

Yes, the quote is in response to the photo and description
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-23, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Moulton Stowaway

Having gotten the Moulton bug after spending some months on my APB, I came across this diamond-in-the-rough for sale in the UK. The bike arrived disassembled, and mostly ready to be stripped down and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,279
Posted By Pinigis

The upcoming Origami Swift has a similarly-wide...

The upcoming Origami Swift has a similarly-wide gear range (11 - 42t) but will be faster with its 58T chainring, will be chromoly, will also have hydraulic disc brakes, will come standard with full...
06-10-23, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,653
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Sigma 16.12. wired for my bikes. 99.9% accurate...

Sigma 16.12. wired for my bikes. 99.9% accurate all the time with TWO decimal points. Easy to see except 7s look like 2s.
The model numbers have changed tho. Unfortunately they switched to zip tie...
05-15-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,513
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bolded- And that extra pressure is provided by...

Bolded- And that extra pressure is provided by the air chuck's center peg/post, not by any higher pump pressures. Not yet mentioned is that with a Schrader valve the air from the tube can leak out...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,343
Posted By jfouellette

My new old Tikit Bike Friday

Hi everyone. Here is my new purchase. A used Tikit in size small. I ve contacted Bike Friday to determine the approximate build date to see if this one was involved in the recall ten years ago. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,519
Posted By joey buzzard

Maybe better to figure that out replacements now,...

Maybe better to figure that out replacements now, no? If you use the bike to commute a few kilometres a day those wheels will wear out in a relatively short time as there isn't a huge area on the...
04-16-23, 02:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By tFUnK

If you must, I suggest using an inline adjuster...

If you must, I suggest using an inline adjuster or the double ended ferrule posted above. I've done the two individual ferrules butted together without any brace and IIRC the cable eventually broke...
03-11-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,900
Posted By gecho

It doesn't take much snow on top of ice before...

It doesn't take much snow on top of ice before the studs no longer make contact with the ice. I found Marathon Winter tires really bad for that. The Ice Spikers I'm using now have much deeper lugs so...
03-09-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By cuevélo

I've ordered once or twice from them before...

I've ordered once or twice from them before without problems, shipped to USA.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-23, 02:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,382
Posted By 50PlusCycling

New used Moulton

So, not having any room for the bikes I already have, I saw and advertisement come up for a Moulton TSR 9 for a very reasonable price. I bought the bike yesterday with nothing but a few photos and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-23, 12:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,027
Posted By Velo Mule

Marlboro/Fuji Folder Project

I mentioned that I would consider a Marlboro folder during the discussion of a Mini-Velo on another section of BikeForums. bark_eater offered me a Marlboro folding bike that he had in his shed for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 460,648
Posted By tcs

A nice collection of early machines, including...

A nice collection of early machines, including this unlabeled (when I was there in '19) early recumbent mounted up under the rafters in the main hall.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By linberl

That's cause their weather sucks all year round,...

That's cause their weather sucks all year round, lol!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By imabeliever1

Latest Ride, Bike Friday first folder

Got this low mileage Pocket Llama. Regreased and adjusted hubs, waxed the chain and tweaked it to my liking.
I really like how it feels like a full size bike but handles super quick. Looking...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 460,648
Posted By Reddleman

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/6c604b13_7806_413b_90e5_1ebbfef3d5fe_a6f1e9e6a47806f6ce469cea61a71a0f8bed1adc.jpeg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-07-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By rapattack

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/img_20221208_132827_d2ddadb8a983f9d67d0633a3c41b6b826eb50f13.jpg
Thanks everyone I went to omfiets and got a racktime rack. bit pricey...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,145
Posted By BobbyG

Success! Neos Derailleur Replacement with Adapter

I'm not the greatest bicycle mechanic, but I managed to replace the broken Neos (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1262163-broken-neos.html) compact rapid rise derailleur on my 7-Speed Dahon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By Reddleman

You see similar quality components being used on...

You see similar quality components being used on off-the-peg tourers for sale these days such as the Surly Disc Trucker, which is mainly equipped with Shimano Alivio and Sora, which also costs about...
11-16-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,711
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yeah, I screw the thing on probably too much. It...

Yeah, I screw the thing on probably too much. It seems to seal with just a few twists, but I tend to go until I feel some resistance. Same tendency probably affects the initial air leakage on a...
11-03-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By Hondo6

Tell that to Jonas Vinegaard. ...

Tell that to Jonas Vinegaard.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/970x647/2023_cervelo_s3_jonas_vingegaard_dauphine_2022_4_jpeg_ce483333a8423c5e072871bc1eaf7e94d27236b3.jpg
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, you are correct. I exceeded the range of...

Yes, you are correct. I exceeded the range of the derailleur. And I have fixed my post to refer to 1st gear as the 32-tooth ring.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 460,648
Posted By Schwinnsta

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Swift in the Quarter.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 49,878
Posted By Schwinnsta

Most people saw no problem. You unjustly attack...

Most people saw no problem. You unjustly attack him for slights that only you see. Jipe, adds to the knowledge base. You do as well, but you can't seem to avoid attacking people. I am a free speech...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-22, 12:28 PM
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