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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-23, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By tcs

Odd they left off a front carrier block. That's...

Odd they left off a front carrier block. That's like 3.7Ę production cost.

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Straightforward enough with many bifolds, but not with the way Priority chose that skew-angle front wheel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By seat_boy

Reading that review, the Bickerton sounds like...

Reading that review, the Bickerton sounds like just about the best folding bike ever.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
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
09-01-23, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By 50PlusCycling

One of these came up for sale in my area, but I...

One of these came up for sale in my area, but I couldn’t think of where I could hide it from my wife…
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By john m flores

Bike Friday All Packa

Thought that I'd start a thread to answer questions and share information on my New Bike Day!
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By john m flores

Who would be interested in a 24" wheeled...

Who would be interested in a 24" wheeled performance bike? Anyone under 5'-5" tall. 20" wheeled mini velos are growing in popularity in Asia precisely for this reason despite the speed penalties that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-23, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By john m flores

The lack of tire availability is really a...

The lack of tire availability is really a question for the industry as a whole, as the folder market is too small to exert enough influence to make a change.

I have a 20" folder (Zizzo Liberte)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 413,458
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: 114
Views: 27,142
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
08-18-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 32,013
Posted By Pinigis

Well, not quite yet. The bikes are complete and...

Well, not quite yet. The bikes are complete and on their way to our warehouse, so we expect to begin delivery on September 15th.

We had a delay because I wasn't happy with one aspect and we had...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-23, 07:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,478
Posted By prairiepedaler

I use a Marathon for the front, and the Marathon...

I use a Marathon for the front, and the Marathon Plus for rear.
08-01-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,031
Posted By Roughstuff

Out come the "get rid of cars" whackos. Never...

Out come the "get rid of cars" whackos. Never mind that deaths, and even more importantly, deaths per vehicle, and per vehicle mile, have been falling for, well, forever. I hear the rate of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By seat_boy

So your claim is small wheeled bikes are smaller?...

So your claim is small wheeled bikes are smaller? That's a pretty contentious issue!
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,963
Posted By Hrodwolf

It seems that 5 or 10 years ago there were more...

It seems that 5 or 10 years ago there were more mini velos. Cannondale and Orbea no longer make them, but commercialized one at that time.

Here's the upcoming Berthoud....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
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
07-19-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,963
Posted By tds101

She's gorgeous!!!!! ...

She's gorgeous!!!!!
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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,963
Posted By Jipe

Small wheels doesn't mean bike for not to tall...

Small wheels doesn't mean bike for not to tall people !

Look at some Tern bikes with 20/ETRTO406 wheels, they fit till 1m95.

Brompton and Birdy with even smaller wheels also fit for people...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Darth Lefty

Minivelos seem fun. Iím probably going to get an...

Minivelos seem fun. Iím probably going to get an Origami Swift to keep in the RV
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
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
07-01-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By tcs

Because of weight, center of gravity, geometry,...

Because of weight, center of gravity, geometry, costs and other considerations, it's pretty much impossible to design idiot-proof bicycle brakes.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-23, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By tcs

To minimize the folded silhouette, the Brompton...

To minimize the folded silhouette, the Brompton orients its brake levers straight down from the handgrips.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-23, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By Ron Damon

Zeed front-block bag

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,963
Posted By tds101

Thank you!!! :cheers:

Thank you!!! :cheers:
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,963
Posted By badspeling

There's another company in TX called Kyoot bikes....

There's another company in TX called Kyoot bikes. I believe their frames are made in Taiwan. Not many reviews yet but the frame looks nice enough.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By tcs

There comes a point when... ...

There comes a point when...

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By Pinigis

cool, like I said earlier, we are happy to swap...

cool, like I said earlier, we are happy to swap the 58t gif 52t at no cost.

The Swift is designed for versatility, thatís we prove such a wide gear range. Yes, it can do a lot
06-15-23, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By Kai Winters

Here she is, all done. The 105 Crankset came in...

Here she is, all done. The 105 Crankset came in today. It only required a bit of a tweak to the front derailleur to set it up perfectly. I have it set to manual shifting mode now. I want to get used...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By Hrodwolf

I live in Europe, so no origami for me (or high...

I live in Europe, so no origami for me (or high shipping costs). I'm also not a mechanic, so I can't build a bike myself (or choose the right components).
I have the Tern Verge X11 and it's a great...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-23, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Ron Damon

Japan-market Dahon

So while in Osaka I popped in to a bike store specializing in small wheel bikes, folding and non folding, and saw a couple of rare Dahon bikes. By rare I mean Japan-market 🗾 market specific that we...
06-13-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,144
Posted By Ironfish653

24" seems to be hard to find outside of youth...

24" seems to be hard to find outside of youth bikes in the N.A. market; and frankly it's only about 1" actual difference in wheel diameter from a 559 "26er" if you're using tires in the 1.9-2.0"...
06-13-23, 01:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,144
Posted By BlazingPedals

This thread is getting a bit long in the tooth....

This thread is getting a bit long in the tooth. But an obvious way to get 24" wheels on an adult bike is to buy a 26" wheeled MTB with dual disc brakes, and change the wheels to 24". This might be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-23, 08:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,156
Posted By StanSeven

Let’s stop with the back and forth arguing which...

Let’s stop with the back and forth arguing which adds nothing to the thread. The thread was cleaned up some too. Thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 32,013
Posted By Pinigis

Yes, I was trying to get a better date first, but...

Yes, I was trying to get a better date first, but that is pointless. I decided to remake all of the frames for this initial production run because I was not happy with them. I know it will add...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4,023
Views: 907,754
Posted By daviddillard

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

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Green Swift FolderMy recently completed Swift Folder project! This is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By Ron Damon

Newer calipers offer more clearance. Here is old...

Newer calipers offer more clearance. Here is old bike of mine with Maxxis Torch 37-451 (20 x 1 3/8") tires and Shimano 105 5800 brake calipers. Note the significantly greater clearance.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 413,458
Posted By stargazer48

In China with a speedy 3 speed Dahon. ...

In China with a speedy 3 speed Dahon.
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Stone Forests near Kunming, China...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 32,013
Posted By Pinigis

I will get a photo of the grey tomorrow, but for...

I will get a photo of the grey tomorrow, but for now I have a photo of the production model in green. Note the adjustable handlebar stem, full fenders, black rims, and added bottle mounts.
...
05-30-23, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By jaxgtr

750 bike private collection

This was a pretty cool video. If you are up in Illinois area, would be a cool place to visit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsLI0pcF0K8
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,060
Posted By Ron Damon

On cross-country tour in Korea...

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-23, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By tds101

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 413,458
Posted By tds101

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-23, 04:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,407
Posted By Jonesandrew

Satori Melange Medium:...

Satori Melange Medium: https://www.satoribike.com/pro.php?m=d&pid=19&cid=8&f=2
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,407
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
05-13-23, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By tcs

FYI: there are four different 24" sizes:...

FYI: there are four different 24" sizes: ISO507mm, ISO520mm, ISO534mm and ISO540mm.

Bike companies aren't great at clairifying which 24" tire their bike uses in their spec sheets.

Internet tire...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-23, 11:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,477
Posted By Jipe

Always the same problem with tire size in inches...

Always the same problem with tire size in inches !

If you want wider tires (and if the frame has clearance for it), the only wider tire I know in ETRTO349 is 40x349 for the race Greenspeed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-23, 11:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,477
Posted By Ron Damon

How about a 349 to 305 conversion? A 349 wheel...

How about a 349 to 305 conversion? A 349 wheel with a 35mm tire is roughly the same diameter, ergo the same attack angle and bottom bracket height, as a 305 wheel with a plumper, plusher, lower...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-23, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,477
Posted By seat_boy

BF offers actual sizing (even custom) and...

BF offers actual sizing (even custom) and standard parts. Two worthwhile things, IMO.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-23, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 413,458
Posted By Ron Damon

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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By tds101

I just took an 8 mile ride on this baby, with...

I just took an 8 mile ride on this baby, with almost constant ocean headwinds, and she was an absolute pleasure to ride. Stiff, responsive, actually geared nicely for my needs. I'm definitely quite...
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