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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-24, 12:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,148
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-24, 07:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By Schwinnsta

Hi, I have a liberte and I prefer nutted over...

Hi, I have a liberte and I prefer nutted over quick release for theft deterrence. I want the wheel thief to at least carry a tool. Quick release makes the wheel too easy and too fast to steal.

I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-24, 09:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,148
Posted By Schwinnsta

Pop the cam on the front of the handle and move...

Pop the cam on the front of the handle and move the bars fore or aft. Snap the handle back down. The handle is Al. The threaded part is SS. The knurled nut was from my parts bin. The part is from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-24, 06:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,148
Posted By Schwinnsta

Not a solution to height. Quick release to adjust...

Not a solution to height. Quick release to adjust bars fore and aft. Kipp makes a strong clamp. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-24, 08:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By Schwinnsta

Large ruck sack used on the rear rack. Attach...

Large ruck sack used on the rear rack. Attach sack near the back of the rack and top of the sack to the saddle. These sacks hold a lot. For the front either the pack a folding basket bag or an old...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-24, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,775
Posted By Schwinnsta

It appears you will find the stem angle...

It appears you will find the stem angle problematic for mounting bags on the block. Perhaps a small bag, maybe.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-24, 06:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,672
Posted By Schwinnsta

The Swift has the best handlebar post of any I...

The Swift has the best handlebar post of any I have had. It is far more rigid than any I have owned of the long cantilever type. Ron, at this point, you're just another critic of a bike you have not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-24, 08:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,672
Posted By Schwinnsta

Actually, it is an advantage as well as a...

Actually, it is an advantage as well as a drawback. You are giving up some folded length and gaining stiffness in return. When I pull back on the handlebars, there is no flex as typical with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-24, 07:56 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,672
Posted By Schwinnsta

The drawback of the Swift is that it really...

The drawback of the Swift is that it really doesn't fold as small.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-24, 05:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,148
Posted By Schwinnsta

The weak point on the block is the top screw. It...

The weak point on the block is the top screw. It gets the highest load, being in tension. The likely scenario is it breaks, or it pulls out and strips out the thread from its attachment point. That...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-24, 07:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,148
Posted By Schwinnsta

I have had both. The only difference I have seen...

I have had both. The only difference I have seen in practice is that I have had Aceofix that the bag would not click into place, but they were cheap. I have an H&H with aftermarket support on my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-24, 09:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 34,966
Posted By Schwinnsta

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An early mini velo I had back before the turn of the millennium.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-24, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,995
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Schwinnsta

First picture: The 71.12 mm is at the main tube /...

First picture: The 71.12 mm is at the main tube / head tube intersection.

2nd picture: I used a small block of 5/8 inch 6061 aluminum. I used a carbide hole saw bit and drilled a hole to match...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-27-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,995
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-07-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,251
Posted By Schwinnsta

I think it makes sense. They have all the parts...

I think it makes sense. They have all the parts to it already. But I think it makes more sense for them to do a 20-inch version with standard 10 to 12 speed. For me personally, and many would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-23, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,743
Posted By Schwinnsta

I have or rather had a 6 speed Brommie that I had...

I have or rather had a 6 speed Brommie that I had briefly converted to a 9 speed. I found that I almost always used the BWR in 2nd gear. I like riding plush flexible tires and Primo Comets were my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,450
Posted By Schwinnsta

Rear wheel is misaligned with frame.

Rear wheel is misaligned with frame.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By Schwinnsta

Perhaps fifteen years ago, I might have agreed...

Perhaps fifteen years ago, I might have agreed with you about cheap folding bikes. However, many manufactures of inexpensive bikes do make good, stiff frames. I think my Xootr Swift (no longer in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-23, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By Schwinnsta

Sounds like they will be good. You may have to...

Sounds like they will be good. You may have to fold down the rear seat. I am not that familiar with the Cr-v, but they should fit with the seats down. I have a Zizzo Liberte and like it a lot. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-23, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By Schwinnsta

Folded pic tool, please. Good looking bike.

Folded pic tool, please. Good looking bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,714
Posted By Schwinnsta

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I put one like this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-23, 06:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,762
Posted By Schwinnsta

I used the search term "Brompton folding bike" on...

I used the search term "Brompton folding bike" on Amazon and the first hit, above the Bromptons, was this. Interesting as far as design goes. Torque sensor too....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By Schwinnsta

It seems like it is hard to beat a welded...

It seems like it is hard to beat a welded triangle designed bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,042
Posted By Schwinnsta

It has been a long time since I had an R20, but...

It has been a long time since I had an R20, but if memory serves, it should fit through the top plate and screw into the bottom and screw out. End of story, at least as I remember. Can you screw it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,421
Posted By Schwinnsta

Brompton does have good brakes. The problem is...

Brompton does have good brakes. The problem is that for mountain descents with touring weights, the rims heat up and that can lead to problems. If you can already lock up your front tire, what more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Schwinnsta

Why not run a wider tire in the front?

Why not run a wider tire in the front?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,042
Posted By Schwinnsta

You can get a close approximation by finding the...

You can get a close approximation by finding the year stamped on Sturmey-Archer rear hub. Year, just two numbers, then space and the month. While this is the date of just the hub, it should be close.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By Schwinnsta

50 bucks is a low price, very low. The bike rides...

50 bucks is a low price, very low. The bike rides well. It is heavy. It seems larger when folded, that is how atrocious it folds. All the threads are Whitworth so that complicates things and parts...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,808
Posted By Schwinnsta

If that short piece of the vertical went inside...

If that short piece of the vertical went inside the stem riser and the horizontal stem fit around it, then it's a shim. Hope I helpful, I do not have any experience with that bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-23, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,150
Posted By Schwinnsta

You have a complicated load path. My concern...

You have a complicated load path. My concern would be small rotations/movements that scratch the paint.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 1,005,030
Posted By Schwinnsta

You are making assumptions without data. It has a...

You are making assumptions without data. It has a titanium frame, so it may make use of that to ride less stiff. Any rate, you're just assuming.

It would be like me saying the Birdy rides like a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 1,005,030
Posted By Schwinnsta

I think it is outstanding that he could pull it...

I think it is outstanding that he could pull it off at all. Very, very few could. The design is near outstanding.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-23, 04:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,992
Posted By Schwinnsta

At the time they started, early 90s, they brought...

At the time they started, early 90s, they brought out bikes, that you could pack in a suitcase, fly somewhere, and tour. I may be wrong on this, but I think that remains their signature, and that all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-23, 08:33 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,042
Posted By Schwinnsta

Are those 451 wheels?

Are those 451 wheels?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,509
Posted By Schwinnsta

I would use the multi quote if I knew how that...

I would use the multi quote if I knew how that worked. As for touring bikes, that's because they have larger wheels, lower trail, the frame load would be high up, and the geometry is not conducive....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,509
Posted By Schwinnsta

Now if they would just make a 20-inch version.

Now if they would just make a 20-inch version.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By Schwinnsta

Nothing new here. See Gaitex...

Nothing new here. See Gaitex (https://www.giatex.com/). Others have had folding handlebars. It's funky looking. Did they tell you the weight? Is a bolted assembly really superior welded?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,755
Posted By Schwinnsta

Nice indeed. Great value. Interesting chain stays.

Nice indeed. Great value. Interesting chain stays.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-23, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,150
Posted By Schwinnsta

Years ago I had a 20 and this worked for me. ...

Years ago I had a 20 and this worked for me.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,240
Posted By Schwinnsta

I owned two Moultons. A 1964, 4-speed Std....

I owned two Moultons. A 1964, 4-speed Std. Huffy-Moulton and later Space frame Land Rover model. I found that the front suspension on both wasted more power than it saved for city streets. I would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Schwinnsta

Pictures of your bikes would have helped to...

Pictures of your bikes would have helped to better answer your questions.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,565
Posted By Schwinnsta

By way of explanation, here is the video, I was...

By way of explanation, here is the video, I was referring to.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,565
Posted By Schwinnsta

Check to see that the seat tube itself and the...

Check to see that the seat tube itself and the clamp is not damaged or cracked. If nothing seems wrong, you can make a secondary clamp from a quick release clamp. I had to do this for my Brompton....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Schwinnsta

It shouldn't be a problem.

It shouldn't be a problem.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,596
Posted By Schwinnsta

Two thoughts on this, one, have you ridden a...

Two thoughts on this, one, have you ridden a Brompton or a Swift? How are you qualified to say that Fnhon makes the best folder? I don't even know if it will fit me. I barely fit on folders designed...
10-27-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Schwinnsta

I just now went to the left menu and clicked on...

I just now went to the left menu and clicked on view full site and now all is well.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,995
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Swift in the Quarter.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By Schwinnsta

Google Dahon Handlepost Replacement You need...

Google Dahon Handlepost Replacement

You need to know which type of post. Many older ones were expanding wedge type, threaded, modern ones mostly threadless. Myself, I would remove yours just to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,223
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...
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