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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-24, 11:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,985
Posted By Reddleman

Of course, thereís always the option of what I...

Of course, thereís always the option of what I like to call a Cheapskate Rohloff: a Shimano Nexus-7 or Alfine-8 hub, tensioner and double chainset. Range is 20Ē-90Ē with an Alfine-8 with an 16T...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-24, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Reddleman

https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-tires-an...

https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-tires-and-inner-tubes/gaadi-inner-tube/gaadi-20-inch-inner-tube/gaadi-20-inch-inner-tire-pv/

Here you go. Inner tubes by Gaadi are like a sausage so you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-24, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By Reddleman

Iíve used single and double footed centre mounted...

Iíve used single and double footed centre mounted kickstands with rear panniers without much issue, for both touring and supermarket trips. Single stands are more stable on rougher ground as they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-24, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,424
Posted By Reddleman

As requested: Easton EA50 AX Adventure...

As requested:

Easton EA50 AX Adventure handlebar with a generic handlepost stem from AliExpress;
Tektro RL520 long travel brake levers;
Microshift Advent bar end shifter, medium cage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,424
Posted By Reddleman

So far, rides up to 80km including some gravel...

So far, rides up to 80km including some gravel and some shorter camping trips, as well as rides around town. It works out fine for me once I dialled in the handlebar position right. The upgrades to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-24, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,424
Posted By Reddleman

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Out cycle camping with the rather upgraded Tern Link D8.
Forum: Touring
11-11-23, 11:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,217
Posted By Reddleman

Very well. This started off life as a Tern Link...

Very well. This started off life as a Tern Link D8. Tern also make a Link D7i, which is fitted with a Shimano Nexus 7 speed hub gear rather than a 1x8 derailleur setup originally found on a Link D8....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By Reddleman

The main difference is that the Dahon has a...

The main difference is that the Dahon has a telescopic handlepost, while the Tern has a fixed height handlepost and an adjustable stem. The latter is lighter and stiffer but offers a more limited...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,006
Posted By Reddleman

Have you considered Velloís titanium framed...

Have you considered Velloís titanium framed folders as a starting point? A reasonably tight fold for 20Ē wheels and a frame built for disc brakes. Apparently the steel frame is a pretty stiff ride so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-23, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,424
Posted By Reddleman

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Quick post-work trip, now that the cherry blossoms...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,570
Posted By Reddleman

Iíve found better availability of the Rixen and...

Iíve found better availability of the Rixen and Kaul Vario Rack when searching the internet, which appears to be exactly the same as a Tern Kanga Rack.
Forum: Touring
03-20-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,638
Posted By Reddleman

Not sure why everyone is so dismissive of the...

Not sure why everyone is so dismissive of the original posterís thoughts. Mounting bags like this for touring has been around since the 1960s - I suggest you have a look at a Moulton for evidence....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-23, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 392,543
Posted By Reddleman

On account of people being boring, to no oneís...

On account of people being boring, to no oneís surprise the local bike shop chain is now selling leftover 2022 models for 400NZD (a bit less than 250USD). So very tempted for that midget monstercross...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-23, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 706,905
Posted By Reddleman

Alright Mr Pedantic, the Sturmey Archer CS-RF3...

Alright Mr Pedantic, the Sturmey Archer CS-RF3 and CS-RK3 dual drive hubs are designed to match the standard MTB triple front derailleur indexed shift lengths :p
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 706,905
Posted By Reddleman

Not really, the SA dual drive hubs have the same...

Not really, the SA dual drive hubs have the same cable pull requirements as an MTB triple front derailleur and are designed to be use with other companiesí shifters.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-23, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,245
Posted By Reddleman

For a gravel bike, it looks a bit sparse for...

For a gravel bike, it looks a bit sparse for braze-ons for racks and bags and all that dangling stuff bikepackers like. Only one standard bottle mount and nothing on the front fork? A bit poor.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,424
Posted By Reddleman

1)TradeMe, secondhand (for those outside NZ, itís...

1)TradeMe, secondhand (for those outside NZ, itís like eBay but worse). Just keep a search going there and see what you can find. There are some sellers there who sell Terns new too. You can find...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,424
Posted By Reddleman

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 43,745
Posted By Reddleman

The rail trails and other Great Rides here can be...

The rail trails and other Great Rides here can be quite epic itís true, but sadly getting to many of them by public transport or bike paths is difficult or impossible from here in Auckland. For...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Reddleman

Good point - a 5mm Allen key is needed for all of...

Good point - a 5mm Allen key is needed for all of them, and as you say it needs to be longer than the usual multi tool. I found I had to take off Exhibit A for bagging up or squeezing a bike into a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Reddleman

Know your headtube luggage brackets

After spending some time and money, I thought I should pass on my experiences with the range of head tube mounted luggage brackets on the market for Terns, Dahons and most 20" wheeled folding bikes....
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By Reddleman

Hello from the other side of the Tasman. I can...

Hello from the other side of the Tasman. I can confirm that the Tern Cargo Rack can work with longer panniers and reasonably large feet. For taller panniers you can either adjust the height of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Reddleman

You want https://www.bodenschatz-parts.com for...

You want https://www.bodenschatz-parts.com for spare SRAM DD pins.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Reddleman

You see similar quality components being used on...

You see similar quality components being used on off-the-peg tourers for sale these days such as the Surly Disc Trucker, which is mainly equipped with Shimano Alivio and Sora, which also costs about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,985
Posted By Reddleman

As requestedÖ ...

As requestedÖ
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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,985
Posted By Reddleman

Give me a day or so and Iíll take a better one ;)

Give me a day or so and Iíll take a better one ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,857
Posted By Reddleman

For its sins, this forum is considerably more...

For its sins, this forum is considerably more diverse a location than some. I glanced at the folding bike section of a popular UK cycling forum the other day and it was pages after pages about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 43,745
Posted By Reddleman

https://flatbike.com/product/folding_gravel_bike/...

https://flatbike.com/product/folding_gravel_bike/

Bit of an ugly bugger if you ask me. Their foldaway stem doesnít help. I much prefer Pinholecamís build at the start of the thread anyway.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Reddleman

From the looks of things, the 6-speed Dahon HIT...

From the looks of things, the 6-speed Dahon HIT uses a freewheel hub 126mm wide. This will limit any opportunities later to upgrade it. The 9-speed Bull uses a cassette hub to a wider modern...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,424
Posted By Reddleman

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Winter sunshine at the weekend.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,552
Posted By Reddleman

I find that 11-46T with a 52T chainring works for...

I find that 11-46T with a 52T chainring works for me, giving me a range of 21Ē-88Ē. Thatís enough to crank out a reasonable pace while also dragging the shopping home or going out cycle camping with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Reddleman

88Ē to 21Ē (318%) here with a 11-46T cassette and...

88Ē to 21Ē (318%) here with a 11-46T cassette and a 52T chainring....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,842
Posted By Reddleman

Iíve had Microshift Advent with the medium...

Iíve had Microshift Advent with the medium derailleur installed on two Terns with 406 wheels for a year or two now, using both bar end and rapid fire style shifters. The installation was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,424
Posted By Reddleman

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Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. One Tern Link...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,570
Posted By Reddleman

To my knowledge, the closest youíll get are...

To my knowledge, the closest youíll get are removable clipless pedals by MKS.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,842
Posted By Reddleman

I couldíve sworn I saw a dead link referring to...

I couldíve sworn I saw a dead link referring to 20Ē wheels on the Microshift website the other month but it disappeared when I tried finding it again more recently! Glad to see I wasnít...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,780
Posted By Reddleman

I wonít bother you with my usual advocacy of...

I wonít bother you with my usual advocacy of Microshift Advent, but have you seen the Juvenile range by Sunrace? They have what appears to be a very short cage 9 speed rear mech with a max capacity...
Forum: Touring
03-27-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,568
Posted By Reddleman

A reasonable hybrid or a 1990s rigid mountain...

A reasonable hybrid or a 1990s rigid mountain bike will do to start you off, as long as it fits you okay. They have the rack and fender mounts and low enough gears for the luggage. Straight bars can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By Reddleman

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-07-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 28,793
Posted By Reddleman

Nice condition! Itís funny where the design crops...

Nice condition! Itís funny where the design crops up across the Commonwealth - here in NZ folding versions were made under licence due to high import duties on bikes in place until the 1980s. Raleigh...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,561
Posted By Reddleman

I guess I should probably provide an update on...

I guess I should probably provide an update on how itís going with the regeared Tern. Since Iím awaiting a new shift pin for my Dahon, Iíve been solely riding around on the Tern for the last month or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,050
Posted By Reddleman

As a fixed rear light by Spanninga, the cover...

As a fixed rear light by Spanninga, the cover unclips from the black back when you change the batteries - details are shown here:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,050
Posted By Reddleman

It might look a bit odd if youíre used to...

It might look a bit odd if youíre used to removable rear lights, but they do work quite well based on my experience of a similar model. Their battery life is also pretty good with only one LED to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,561
Posted By Reddleman

Well, following some trips away from home with...

Well, following some trips away from home with the Tern Link D8 and an older Dahon Speed TR, it became apparent that the range on the Tern wasnít cutting it for my partner, who wasnít enamoured with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By Reddleman

Have you considered Ergon grips with the built in...

Have you considered Ergon grips with the built in bar ends? My Dahon Speed TR came fitted with them and folds up fine while allowing for a bit more variation on a flat bar.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,135
Posted By Reddleman

Which ferries are giving you issues with a...

Which ferries are giving you issues with a full-size bike? We had no troubles getting to Mainland Orkney from Aberdeen a few years ago, or booking them on the trains to there - including with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,685
Posted By Reddleman

Honestly? Kick stands arenít cool or common in...

Honestly? Kick stands arenít cool or common in the UK. Most Brommies get loaded up for commuting with the front bag only there and the only times Iíve seen them there with more of a load on has been...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,561
Posted By Reddleman

As an update for anyone else considering changing...

As an update for anyone else considering changing gearing, Iíve swapped the original 52t chainset for a 44t set. So far so good as itís handling climbing the local hills comfortably on the standard...
Forum: Touring
01-29-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,747
Posted By Reddleman

Consider the Alaskan Panhandle? Fly in to...

Consider the Alaskan Panhandle? Fly in to Seattle, train to Bellingham and take the Alaska Marine Highway north. Or just fly to Ketchikan and take the ferries on from there. Prince Edward Island is...
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