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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 461,601
Posted By Winfried

No spacer. It's a square taper bottom bracket, so...

No spacer. It's a square taper bottom bracket, so I might be able to add a spacer or replace that BB with a hollow one like above, but before going ahead, I wanted to check if someone had sucessfully...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Winfried

It seems unavailable through retailers: ...

It seems unavailable through retailers:

VELOGICAL ORDERING - B2C, B2B (http://www.velogical-engineering.com/velogical-ordering---b2c-b2b)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 461,601
Posted By Winfried

I'd like to install a double crankset on a Birdy...

I'd like to install a double crankset on a Birdy Light from 2010 (ie. MK II).

But using the current 113mm bottom bracket, I fear the chain will rub against the frame when on the inner ring.

Has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,513
Posted By Winfried

https://www.facebook.com/stridahk/posts/2002579599...

https://www.facebook.com/stridahk/posts/2002579599768522
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-21, 02:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,936
Posted By Winfried

Why does it make a difference? What do...

Why does it make a difference?



What do you mean with "in the same sequential order as needed on Brompton"?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,936
Posted By Winfried

But then, we're talking about a folding bike used...

But then, we're talking about a folding bike used to commute/tour, not riding in the Tour de France.

Besides, while shifting down fast is important, in practice, it matters a lot less if shifting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,936
Posted By Winfried

I'll ask the user for feedback in some...

I'll ask the user for feedback in some weeks/months.

From what I could tell, and like on my own Brompton, shifting down is no issue, but shifting up requires dialing the shifter in one frank move;...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,936
Posted By Winfried

I didn't have any, but I'll try a triple...

I didn't have any, but I'll try a triple derailleur next time.

--
Edit: Because of its flexibility, would it be a good idea to always get a triple derailleur, regardless of the crankset —...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,936
Posted By Winfried

Because the middle is a BCD110, which can only go...

Because the middle is a BCD110, which can only go down to 34T while I wanted a 30T.

I found no affordable 46/30T double, hence the hack.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,936
Posted By Winfried

For others' benefit: On a 2021 Brompton, the...

For others' benefit: On a 2021 Brompton, the Litepro B-series clamp (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32806891659.html) didn't work with a "9 Speed Front Derailleur Folding Bike Double Gear" LitePro...
07-22-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Winfried

Thanks for the infos.

Thanks for the infos.
07-22-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Winfried

Old Shimano front+rear derailleur shifter?

Hello,

On a mountain bike from the 80/90's, a friend of mine is having a slight problem operating the seven-speed "SRAM Centera" rear derailleur with a "Shimano ST-EF510-7R" right-hand shifter...
07-22-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Winfried

Thanks. The seller answered that I should...

Thanks.

The seller answered that I should use the same size (46T), and the default model, which is for single chainrings (It's also available for double chainrings).

I wonder what the...
07-21-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Winfried

[Chainring guard] Same size? Bigger?

Hello,

I have a triple crankset whose outer ring was removed, so could welcome a chainring protector.

It's BD110, five arms, and the middle ring is 46T.

I was wondering if the chainring...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 461,601
Posted By Winfried

I got a used MKII Birdy Light, whose 56T single...

I got a used MKII Birdy Light, whose 56T single chainring I'd like to replace with a double eg. 56/40T.

Using a Litepro derailleur (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32875800716.html) and a B-series...
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By Winfried

Thanks for the tips. I already have a...

Thanks for the tips.

I already have a folder, and I wanted to investigate if a regular bike could be taken apart easily + fast enough to fit that 120*90cm requirements.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,756
Posted By Winfried

Too bad its OLD isn't 135mm and won't take a...

Too bad its OLD isn't 135mm and won't take a Shimano Nexus/Alfine gear hub.

That derailleur so close to the ground is a disaster waiting to happen.

The 2021 edition...
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By Winfried

Only when no storage is available for full bikes,...

Only when no storage is available for full bikes, or you don't want to pay extra. Unfortunately, this is increasingly frequent due to the national train company wanting to make more money by removing...
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By Winfried

Sorry about that. Partly for that reason, I use...

Sorry about that. Partly for that reason, I use Notepad and copy/paste.



I'll add "Remove rear derailleur, strap to frame" to the list.

Thanks.
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By Winfried

I haven't bought the bike yet, so am open to...

I haven't bought the bike yet, so am open to suggestions. I'm 1,75m (5'9) tall and have an inseam of 84cm, so usually go for 52-54cm seat tubes. I have no preference for either 26 or 28" wheels,...
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By Winfried

Easy-to-remove fenders + racks?

Hello,

As a more efficient and comfortable alternative to a folding bike for touring, I'm looking into a bike à la rinkō...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By Winfried

I know, but it's a bit of a stretch, don't you...

I know, but it's a bit of a stretch, don't you think?

Over here, I see a lot more Bromptons and other folders than Stridas, although there's a distributor right here (http://strida.fr/).

I've...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By Winfried

No, just a rider who likes folders. I'm no...

No, just a rider who likes folders.

I'm no engineer, but I guess a Shimano/Sturmey-Archer gear hub in the rear wheel would require a major overhaul of the frame. Considering even Brompton — that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-21, 03:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By Winfried

It works like coaster brakes, which I don't like...

It works like coaster brakes, which I don't like for the same reason. But to each his own :-)

Half its price new, and I could resell it a few weeks later for the same price, so it was like a free...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By Winfried

Nice trick. I would add a large/a couple of...

Nice trick.

I would add a large/a couple of thin straps to keep the bag tight against the frame instead of relying on its "sleeve" on the back.

With such a large load in the front, it'd be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By Winfried

I bought one second-hand to test it out. It was...

I bought one second-hand to test it out. It was the one with 18" wheels.

Even with three speeds, I wouldn't recommend the Strida for trips longer than a few km/miles, and on relatively flat...
05-27-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,389
Posted By Winfried

BTW, are there two different "shift cable fixing...

BTW, are there two different "shift cable fixing bolt units", a.k.a. anchor bolts, one for Alfine hubs, and the other for Nexus hubs?

When using the TL-CJ40 ruler...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,622
Posted By Winfried

They are since you have to take one hand off the...

They are since you have to take one hand off the handlebar to change gears.

Brifters would make more sense.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,622
Posted By Winfried

Going fast in the city on a folder with 20"...

Going fast in the city on a folder with 20" wheels?

Besides, it has bar end shifters.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,023
Posted By Winfried

Yes, and it's a nice DIY solution considering...

Yes, and it's a nice DIY solution considering it's only used when travelling since it's for panniers (= it doesn't matter if it takes 20 seconds more than the Birdy.)

A company could turn it into...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,622
Posted By Winfried

But then, does it make sense to use a drop bar on...

But then, does it make sense to use a drop bar on a folder with 20" wheels, when a flat bar (+ bar ends) à la S on a Brompton can take a frame-mounted bag in the front without affecting steering...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,023
Posted By Winfried

Great piece of work. ...

Great piece of work.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x1193/brompton_rear_pannier_rack_fahrradzukunft_906e5d97ed2c244501fde484006135bd56d666b2.png...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,023
Posted By Winfried

Too bad it can't take a frame-mounted bag. ...

Too bad it can't take a frame-mounted bag.

Shot in Seville?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/841x520/chedech_backpack_fe6baffabe0897011340c70c82971305eddd784a.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,704
Posted By Winfried

If you travel (a parameter mentioned by the OP),...

If you travel (a parameter mentioned by the OP), it can be an issue if you can't even get a tire or a an inner tube.

That is all.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Winfried

Nice. Did you make that part to connect the...

Nice.

Did you make that part to connect the shaft collar and the luggage block?
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,704
Posted By Winfried

Yes, and how many sell and maintain Birdies?

Yes, and how many sell and maintain Birdies?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,704
Posted By Winfried

Yes, that was my point. Outside big cities,...

Yes, that was my point. Outside big cities, forget about finding parts even just a new 349 tire, but at least Brompton dealers can be found in metropolises, which certainly isn't true of Riese und...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,704
Posted By Winfried

Austria-made Vello...

Austria-made Vello (https://www.vello.bike/collections/bikes-accessoires) mentioned above is also worth a try (1.500€ with a derailleur, 2.000€ with an Alfine 11 gear hub; Can use a Brompton bag),...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,704
Posted By Winfried

If you do need to do a full fold, removing the...

If you do need to do a full fold, removing the front wheel isn't really difficult. The tip is to pull the wheel off the frame from its hub, so you don't get your hands dirty, and clip it on the frame...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,704
Posted By Winfried

… which is another good reason to get a bike...

… which is another good reason to get a bike that's sold in a store here so it's easy to return.

For taller folks, a Brompton can be fit with a longer stem (H), and a longer seatpost and even an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,704
Posted By Winfried

How does it roll folded? On its rear (right)...

How does it roll folded? On its rear (right) wheel or both?

(Not that getting a Dahon would be a good idea, as they're badly distribured over here, and apparently throughout Europe.)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,704
Posted By Winfried

The nice thing about Les vélos parisiens is that...

The nice thing about Les vélos parisiens is that they sell both, so you'll get to testride them, and see them folded side by side. The Birdy is bigger than the Brompton, but less so than regular...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,704
Posted By Winfried

Another bike you might consider, is the...

Another bike you might consider, is the Belgium-engineered Ahooga (https://www.ahooga.bike/).

Incidently, they just opened their first store in Paris at 96 boulevard Beaumarchais in the 11th...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By Winfried

Snce they're just Brompton clones, 3sixty doesn't...

Snce they're just Brompton clones, 3sixty doesn't sell in the West, and won't ship.

3sixty.kr (http://3sixty.kr/product/detail.html?product_no=142&cate_no=74&display_group=1)
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By Winfried

A full titanium Brompton with the same 349 wheels...

A full titanium Brompton with the same 349 wheels at ~8-9 kg would be nice.

But it might cost 2x what it does now :-/
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By Winfried

Depends on the train company. A trash bag could...

Depends on the train company. A trash bag could also be used.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/GORIX-Transport-Storage-Luggage-Mountain/dp/B08QM798G6/
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,704
Posted By Winfried

Some folders can be rolled around folded,...

Some folders can be rolled around folded, especially the Brompton — Terns have two options:Rapid Transit Rack, and Trolley Rack.

It's a useful feature if you can't/don't want to leave it locked...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By Winfried

A full-size bike needs to be taken apart to fit...

A full-size bike needs to be taken apart to fit the requirements to take on trains (France/Spain (https://www.cyclefiesta.com/multimedia/articles/bikes-on-trains-spain.htm): 120x90cm; Only applies to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By Winfried

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x375/brompton_titanium_aliexpress_4e492d70_ce3d_439d_a1d4_34b1ef1b6f45_119a7ed615ba73799ad02c09d6b13883671c5823.jpg
Titanium TC4 Folding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,704
Posted By Winfried

Availability from local bike shops is an...

Availability from local bike shops is an important parameter too with those unusual bikes.

Even in a city like Paris, the Birdy is only available from a single store (Les vélos parisiens...
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