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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,341
Posted By 1nterceptor

BF's w/ belt drives usually has a removable...

BF's w/ belt drives usually has a removable section
by the chain stay where the belt can slide in/out.
I test rode a pakiT w/ belt drive and Alfine internal hub.
So smooth and quiet:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By 1nterceptor

I have 4 bikes; all folders. One electric. It's...

I have 4 bikes; all folders. One electric.
It's a Tern Q9. Meets your requirements; 1-4.
Had it for about 1.5 years now; pretty happy w/ it:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By 1nterceptor

Been using Primo Comets for years; they're...

Been using Primo Comets for years; they're decent.
Rolls fast like Kojaks; about the same puncture protection level:...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,136
Posted By 1nterceptor

Bear Mountain: ...

Bear Mountain:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqxnkSjtNio&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=44
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 21,633
Posted By 1nterceptor

So Paramus REI finally sold their last Brompton....

So Paramus REI finally sold their last Brompton. 1st saw that bike over 4 months ago.
With the Brompton shortage - surprised it took this long to sell. Enjoy. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,189
Posted By 1nterceptor

You need something light to penetrate; 3-1,...

You need something light to penetrate; 3-1, Bosheild T9, etc.
Grease may not penetrate. You'll want to place some drops
from from different angles -front/back/sides. Then work the
joints to really...
Forum: Foo
11-19-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11,792
Views: 2,467,867
Posted By 1nterceptor

Ps, I think Campy stuff are nice. :D ...

Ps, I think Campy stuff are nice. :D
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x465/science_fair_171ee01a9975498a423d93e6f8297a661a6e2207.jpg
Forum: Foo
11-19-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11,792
Views: 2,467,867
Posted By 1nterceptor

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x909/campy_cef94d0b600f830b0f7342cc80881ebf99ceecd2.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By 1nterceptor

Doesn't get below single digits(F) in my area; so...

Doesn't get below single digits(F) in my area; so I'm ok riding year round.
I only ride in light snow; while a storm is just starting out for example. NYC
area doesn't get too much snow. And when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By 1nterceptor

"Im interested in the Mk2D one, is it really...

"Im interested in the Mk2D one, is it really 18lbs?"

When I bought my 2017 pakiT; there was only one model offered.
W/ some part swaps; I was able to get down to 19 lbs. So I wouldn't
be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,629
Posted By 1nterceptor

Can easily bring on trips. :) ...

Can easily bring on trips. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhZT-M1ZF5o&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=18
Quick handling a plus in crowded cities. :D...
Forum: Foo
07-22-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11,792
Views: 2,467,867
Posted By 1nterceptor

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

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,084
Posted By 1nterceptor

1 Rolls while folded. 2 No hinge on main frame....

1 Rolls while folded.
2 No hinge on main frame.
3 20" to 24" wheels.

I don't think such an animal(folder) exists.
You'll probably have to compromise on one point
and just settle for two of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,756
Posted By 1nterceptor

The Brompton can't be 26" X 24" X 12". The box...

The Brompton can't be 26" X 24" X 12". The box that it ships in is 24" X 24" X 12".
https://live.staticflickr.com/1625/24912456646_cce9dc34da_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DXqRqA)Nagoya Station...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,858
Posted By 1nterceptor

You can do a lot of research online; reading...

You can do a lot of research online; reading reviews, asking questions, etc. - but
the bottom line is that's a limited way of finding out if the bike fits your needs. You
really have to own the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,306
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've owned a Citizen Tokyo in the past. Just like...

I've owned a Citizen Tokyo in the past. Just like you; didn't want to spend a lot on a folding bike.

Bought a hardly used model from Craigslist. Sold it after a few weeks. It was heavy(steel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've seen folks grind the teeth of the outer...

I've seen folks grind the teeth of the outer rings on a double; making it a guard/protector.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By 1nterceptor

Safety switch makes it harder to accidentally...

Safety switch makes it harder to accidentally open the latch; snagged shoe lace, bag strap, etc.
I would still ride the bike; but I'd order the parts as soon as I can. Don't think you can replace...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've owned a Citizen Tokyo in the past. Just like...

I've owned a Citizen Tokyo in the past. Just like you; didn't want to spend a lot on a folding bike.

Bought a hardly used model from Craigslist. Sold it after a few weeks. It was heavy(steel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,176
Posted By 1nterceptor

@tds101 somewhere on Long island i'm assuming? ...

@tds101 somewhere on Long island i'm assuming?

Grocery shopping allowed under shelter in place rule:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49736856762_50e21e1794.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,465
Posted By 1nterceptor

I have 4 bikes; all folders. 1 easy to store...

I have 4 bikes; all folders.

1 easy to store at home/work
2 easy to bring inside stores/restaurants/museums/dr's office/etc
3 easy to bring when travelling by plane/boat/train/car/bus...
05-17-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,308
Posted By 1nterceptor

Tried to find the oldest photo I have for my...

Tried to find the oldest photo I have for my Hotshot Pro80; to remember how old it is.
This photo was taken on DEC 2015. Still working fine up to this day. :)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By 1nterceptor

You tried Bfold in Manhattan?

You tried Bfold in Manhattan?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,793
Posted By 1nterceptor

Check with BFold on 13th st. They should have...

Check with BFold on 13th st. They should have some
models that can meet your needs within your budget.
https://bfold.com/
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,282
Posted By 1nterceptor

If it was me; I'd get the cheaper Brompton(in 2...

If it was me; I'd get the cheaper Brompton(in 2 speed). Then with the money saved;
buy lighter parts for the Brompton for further weight reduction. Titanium seat post,
carbon saddle, titanium...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,208
Posted By 1nterceptor

https://live.staticflickr.com/5552/14994268348_32e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5552/14994268348_32e1ecf7b1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oQZxA5)100 Miles(160 Km.) on a Brompton (https://flic.kr/p/oQZxA5) by 1nterceptor...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,618
Posted By 1nterceptor

Depends. Am I running late? Raining/snowing? It's...

Depends. Am I running late? Raining/snowing? It's Friday and I rode Mon-Thur to work.

Anywhere from 2 miles to/from the train/bus station; to 17 miles one way. :D...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,975
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've made some how to vids for my channel. Some...

I've made some how to vids for my channel. Some are generic bike repair info; some are Brompton specific:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgfd9Gt_LGk&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=4...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 324,176
Posted By 1nterceptor

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49057115502_21...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49057115502_21c0511060.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hK1xjf)
Orlando, Florida - USA (https://flic.kr/p/2hK1xjf) by 1nterceptor...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,975
Posted By 1nterceptor

That was a demo bike that I just borrowed from...

That was a demo bike that I just borrowed from BFold of New York City.
Sorry I don't recall the chain ring/wheel teeth count; that will dictate gear inches range.
You can probably get the range...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 98,292
Posted By 1nterceptor

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 98,292
Posted By 1nterceptor

Welcome @towatai to BF. If you don't mind...

Welcome @towatai to BF. If you don't mind answering a few questions please:

1. your height.
2. your weight
3. riding surface in your area
4. bumpy?
5. smooth?
6. luggage? backpack,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,975
Posted By 1nterceptor

See post no. 4. Bike Friday pakiT with a Gates...

See post no. 4.
Bike Friday pakiT with a Gates carbon drive.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,506
Posted By 1nterceptor

Have used Marathon, Marathon Plus and Kojaks(wire...

Have used Marathon, Marathon Plus and Kojaks(wire bead and folding).
In addition to Brompton tire(discontued) and Primo Comet.

Primo Comet and Kojak are my favorites. :)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,813
Posted By 1nterceptor

If you haven't already; maybe put clipless...

If you haven't already; maybe put clipless pedals:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh5V2BYUiL4&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=20
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,975
Posted By 1nterceptor

Pretty happy with my Bike Friday pakiT: ...

Pretty happy with my Bike Friday pakiT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm1RfYSE5rM&list=UUHyRS8bRu6zPoymgKaIoDLA&index=9
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,382
Posted By 1nterceptor

1. Correct. 2. I try to match the chain w/ the...

1. Correct.
2. I try to match the chain w/ the chainring(10 speed to 10 speed, 9 speed to 9 speed, etc.)
If your chain is not too old and want to reuse it; I'd try to find a 8 speed ring.

I went...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 37,324
Posted By 1nterceptor

MKS EZY models has circlips to prevent unwanted...

MKS EZY models has circlips to prevent unwanted removal.
Although most folks don't bother using them; myself included.
No problems for the most part.

MKS EZY Superior models require that you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,241
Posted By 1nterceptor

I've bought and sold 4 Bromptons so far. Have...

I've bought and sold 4 Bromptons so far.
Have tried 2, 3 and 6 speeds. My only Brompton
right now has 6 speeds. I travel a bit; and the 6 speed
helps when I visit a hilly city/town(Virginia,...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,936
Posted By 1nterceptor

Been doing this(runing w/ lites on all the time)...

Been doing this(runing w/ lites on all the time) for about 10 years now.
I'll add another tip; have at least 2 front and 2 rear lights. :)...
09-16-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By 1nterceptor

Normal and okay to use.

Normal and okay to use.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,778
Posted By 1nterceptor

Maybe ask Bfold in NYC if they stock both and...

Maybe ask Bfold in NYC if they stock
both and if you can see them side by side.
09-11-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,507
Posted By 1nterceptor

For me the best multi tool available is the Tern...

For me the best multi tool available is the Tern tool:
https://www.ternbicycles.com/us/gear/472/tern-tool

I don't know how you can improve on it. Make it out of
titanium for the weight weenie...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,665
Posted By 1nterceptor

I studied in Nanjing University for a few weeks....

I studied in Nanjing University for a few weeks. I brought my cheap folder.
I got a heavy chain + lock when I arrived. It came in handy when I went
shopping and going to parks. Even at the campus...
09-11-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,072
Posted By 1nterceptor

Who made up the law and why should anybody give a...

Who made up the law and why should anybody give a rat's behind to it? ;)
09-10-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 47,487
Posted By 1nterceptor

I'm in the New York City area; can walk to lots...

I'm in the New York City area; can walk to lots of shops.
But sometimes I want more choices, better price and/or quality.
Might ride 5 miles or more:...
09-10-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,072
Posted By 1nterceptor

Been running my lights day or nite; dry or...

Been running my lights day or nite; dry or raining
for over 10 years now. I guess it works; :D still in
1 piece here in New York City:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,866
Posted By 1nterceptor

Not for carrying stuff. For smoother rolling in...

Not for carrying stuff. For smoother rolling in shopping
cart mode. Especially E type; no fender wheel.

For carrying things; use front luggage system.
08-09-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,837
Posted By 1nterceptor

Only tried a few. Terns w/ Bafang & Bosch, Oyama...

Only tried a few. Terns w/ Bafang & Bosch, Oyama & Brompton.
Seems Bosch is the quietest of the ones I tried.
08-08-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,348
Posted By 1nterceptor

Bfold stocks and sells the Tern Vektron. You...

Bfold stocks and sells the Tern Vektron.
You can also order any Bike Friday from them.
I recently picked up a Tern Vektron from them;
very happy commuting with it. :)
https://bfold.com/...
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