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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By willydstyle

It's also made out of cheap materials that are...

It's also made out of cheap materials that are less resilient. If you really want a bomb-proof rear derailleur look out for Shimano Zee derailleurs. They're designed for 1x downhill bikes so they are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By willydstyle

It's interesting that you assume the bargain-bin...

It's interesting that you assume the bargain-bin shimano derailleur would be "bomb proof" because in my experience they are finicky and unreliable, and your derailleur upgrade should work a lot...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,608
Posted By willydstyle

But then how would I get such amazing deals?

But then how would I get such amazing deals?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,608
Posted By willydstyle

I move for Ron to stop telling us about...

I move for Ron to stop telling us about availability and cost in his country unless he wants to start shipping things to us.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By willydstyle

I can't imagine this does anything good for your...

I can't imagine this does anything good for your tire life.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,611
Posted By willydstyle

So much talk in this thread about wheelbase and...

So much talk in this thread about wheelbase and stability, but IME one of the bigger factors for stability is having the grips have some distance from the axis of rotation of the fork. This is one of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By willydstyle

Most companies will put the height and weight...

Most companies will put the height and weight capacities of their bikes in the spec sheets. The common weight limits I've seen (in the US, not sure where you live) are 230 lbs, 260 lbs, and 300 lbs....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,155
Posted By willydstyle

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,608
Posted By willydstyle

If you look at the picture of the bike folded I...

If you look at the picture of the bike folded I think that's your answer. That is impressively narrow for a hinge-in-the-middle folding bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,608
Posted By willydstyle

At what point does a fork stop being a fork??...

At what point does a fork stop being a fork?? It's more of a "stick with a wiggle" than a fork in this case.

I think this is a super interesting design FWIW. I'm very curious if it feels "noodly"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 22,052
Posted By willydstyle

It's nice to have updated data though. A lot of...

It's nice to have updated data though. A lot of the time when someone googles "camping world folding bike" (maybe they found one on the used market), a thread like this is going to be the only thing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By willydstyle

This is a related question but not entirely on...

This is a related question but not entirely on topic but: do BMX front wheels have the same hub/axle width as rim brake folding bike front hubs?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By willydstyle

Fully upgraded and prettified Tern Link D8

Upgrade list:

10 speed drivetrain with Shimano Zee shifter and derailleur and 11-36 cassette
Brooks B17 special with copper rails and rivets
MKS Allways Ezy Superior quick-detach pedals
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,988
Posted By willydstyle

Lots of well-regarded companies who make quality...

Lots of well-regarded companies who make quality products have recalls. That they had recalls is not in dispute. Your claim that the problem was not resolved and that they continue to have frame...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,155
Posted By willydstyle

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,988
Posted By willydstyle

I'm not going to trust hearsay on a bike forum.

I'm not going to trust hearsay on a bike forum.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,988
Posted By willydstyle

The welds failing probably doesn't have anything...

The welds failing probably doesn't have anything to do with the hinge. That being said it seems likely they have updated their manufacturing processes as they have not continued to have recalls.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,988
Posted By willydstyle

Now you're making me want to get into mountain...

Now you're making me want to get into mountain biking with a folding bike to test this out. Tern makes very solid hinges. I think if the hinge can handle the torsional stresses of a loaded ebike, as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By willydstyle

Ok but how brutal is it for the stoker when the...

Ok but how brutal is it for the stoker when the pilot farts?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By willydstyle

The shifting setup on this thing is wild. Am I...

The shifting setup on this thing is wild. Am I seeing correctly that it has a triple chainring, a derailleur cogset, *and* a 3-speed IGH? What's the gear range like? Which shifting mechanism is the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,912
Posted By willydstyle

Regardless of what country you can purchase...

Regardless of what country you can purchase components for very inexpensively in, it's not "perturbing" it's just not useful information.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,912
Posted By willydstyle

The thing that baffles me the most is how...

The thing that baffles me the most is how obsessed they seem to be with telling us how x or y bicycle component is available for extremely cheap in malaysia when it's just not pertinent information...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By willydstyle

Shimano Zee or Microshift Acolyte can do it.

Shimano Zee or Microshift Acolyte can do it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,775
Posted By willydstyle

I upgraded my Tern Link D8 to a D10 with a...

I upgraded my Tern Link D8 to a D10 with a Shimano Zee RD and shifter. I *really* like the gear range and how well this shifts with a Shimano 10 speed 11-36 cassette and a KMC 10-speed chain. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By willydstyle

That's a really uncommon diameter. You could...

That's a really uncommon diameter. You could maybe look for something a bit smaller and shim it, but that doesn't feel ideal for a folding bike. Have you tried contacting Raleigh customer support?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,248
Posted By willydstyle

I think it's worth noting that most of the...

I think it's worth noting that most of the seatposts offered on that website have zero setback, and none of them have sufficient capacity to support anyone who weighs more than 200 lbs.

I ended...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,155
Posted By willydstyle

Last Pedalpalooza ride of the year. ...

Last Pedalpalooza ride of the year.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,155
Posted By willydstyle

It's in surprisingly good shape. They didn't even...

It's in surprisingly good shape. They didn't even take the $170 Brooks saddle that was only secured by a quick release, although the saddle did get scuffed up a bit.
08-30-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By willydstyle

As you can see in the picture I just folded it up...

As you can see in the picture I just folded it up and strapped it to the rack of my second folding bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,214
Posted By willydstyle

My condolences.

My condolences.
08-30-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By willydstyle

How to get your recovered stolen bike home with no car

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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,155
Posted By willydstyle

My stolen BYB was miraculously recovered, but I...

My stolen BYB was miraculously recovered, but I don't have a car so this is how I got it home.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,248
Posted By willydstyle

I wasn't questioning whether or not I could buy a...

I wasn't questioning whether or not I could buy a seatpost. I was questioning whether a decent seatpost was available in the US for $10.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-22, 09:19 AM
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,248
Posted By willydstyle

That's not a horrid idea, though I don't trust...

That's not a horrid idea, though I don't trust myself to tie knots that won't loosen over time :lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,248
Posted By willydstyle

Non-Brompton foldie riders: tricks, tips, or gadgets for consistent seatpost height?

My Tern Link D8 doesn't have any seatpost markings other than minimum and maximum insert depth. I'm very sensitive to my bike fit being even slightly off, so I'd love to have a way to be able to set...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 25,628
Posted By willydstyle

This is a bit of a necro thread at this point,...

This is a bit of a necro thread at this point, but I wonder if people still think the Mariner is a better buy than the Link D8? The link costs $100 more but for that price you get: a higher-capacity...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By willydstyle

It's the Tern Luggage Truss with the Tern Hold...

It's the Tern Luggage Truss with the Tern Hold 'Em basket. Only 7kg total load capacity, but I think it will be a convenient way to hold my lock and enough groceries for a meal or two.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By willydstyle

The thieves came into our house, while people...

The thieves came into our house, while people were home, and stole two bikes and accessories from our basement. We've upgraded the locks and purchased security cameras since, but when it comes down...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By willydstyle

Thanks! I've got an 11-36 that's going to get me...

Thanks! I've got an 11-36 that's going to get me the range I want with a Shimano Zee Derailleur.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By willydstyle

New Bike Day to replace stolen BYB: Tern Link D8

As much as I miss my BYB, I think this bike is actually going to be more practical for my daily use, as it's got a more useful rack, and the front basket is very convenient for carrying a lock and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,269
Posted By willydstyle

Welp, someone walked straight into my basement...

Welp, someone walked straight into my basement and stole this bike and my friend's bike. I'm really sad because with the front rack this thing really did an admirable job of being a easy-to-store...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 723
Posted By willydstyle

Because you need to be able to pull the bottle...

Because you need to be able to pull the bottle out of the cage too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 781
Posted By willydstyle

So sure, if a person is willing to buy a $2400...

So sure, if a person is willing to buy a $2400 bike without even being able to test ride it, the Birdy is technically available in the US. My original point still stands though, people getting hung...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,611
Posted By willydstyle

I was able to buy one on Amazone just last week...

I was able to buy one on Amazone just last week fwiw.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,331
Posted By willydstyle

Edit: I did a bit of research and it seems like...

Edit: I did a bit of research and it seems like cassettes with 10-tooth cogs require a non-standard freehub body, so that's why you aren't finding any 8/9 speed cassettes with 10-tooth cogs

Have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,331
Posted By willydstyle

Oh yeah that's a good callout. I missed that...

Oh yeah that's a good callout. I missed that sentence and the Tern I suggested doesn't fall in the price range either. Sorry OP! I think getting a Zizzo or Origami or another budget brand and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,331
Posted By willydstyle

Another US-based option (although they have...

Another US-based option (although they have *very* long lead times and are quite pricey) is Bike Friday. They'll essentially build a bike to the spec you want them to.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,331
Posted By willydstyle

It's a big price jump from the Zizzo, but with a...

It's a big price jump from the Zizzo, but with a 52t chainring, 10-tooth small cog, and 451 wheels the Tern Verge x11 might get you there.
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