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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,530
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: Folding Bikes
05-28-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
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: 1,057
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: 1,057
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
05-27-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,942
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
05-19-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,602
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
05-12-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,945
Posted By Winfried

Go Italian ...

Go Italian

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1018x796/italy_basket_groceries_c8ed25c9fc7a53a85c48dd9490ae0eea2d9265e8.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,311
Posted By Winfried

The Alfine has a 135mm OLD, so you just need to...

The Alfine has a 135mm OLD, so you just need to widen the triangle 2mm more. It's been done (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/774080-my-alfine-11-speed-brompton.html).

An Alfine 11 offers...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,311
Posted By Winfried

Turned out to be a lot easier than I had read on...

Turned out to be a lot easier than I had read on the Net.

It only took ~20mn to a seasoned frame maker to cold set the frame with a metal bar as lever, and could probably do it faster with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,945
Posted By Winfried

Bromptons are overpriced, especially when you...

Bromptons are overpriced, especially when you look at the quality of its parts. People only put up with it because there's currently no good alternative.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By Winfried

It's a derailleur, not a gear hub, but otherwise,...

It's a derailleur, not a gear hub, but otherwise, the Speed is a well known model. You can probably get one second hand for less, and upgrade later if do you stick to riding a bike.

There's also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By Winfried

30/700 = 42/1000 = 4,2% You don't need to be...

30/700 = 42/1000 = 4,2%

You don't need to be particularly fit, especially if you make sure the bike has low gears (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html) (eg. 2m/25"). At worst, during the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Winfried

I guess he did exactly what you asked for: Cut...

I guess he did exactly what you asked for: Cut part of the stem, and stick a new stem to get a touring handlebar.

More infos in the comments.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,097
Posted By Winfried

New pics ...

New pics

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/677x472/image_a181a8c934c0d9c307d47e15d97576d4f961cf33.png...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,770
Posted By Winfried

As a reference, using the B clamp and this front...

As a reference, using the B clamp and this front derailleur, both from Litepro, the fork rests (ie. meant to hover above the smallest chainring) at about 35mm from the inside of the clamp:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Winfried

At 6+ feet, did you get the extended seat pillar...

At 6+ feet, did you get the extended seat pillar (https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/seat-posts/brompton-extended-seat-pillar/), the telescopic seatpost extender...
02-20-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By Winfried

How does the differential work? Is the magic all...

How does the differential work? Is the magic all into that part?

Is a rear drive trike (delta) harder to move than a front drive (tadpole)?
...
02-17-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By Winfried

All else being equal, rims on smaller wheels...

All else being equal, rims on smaller wheels obviously wear faster. Besides, those used by Brompton are on the cheap side.

I've already laced/weaved rims myself. Worth the effort, at least for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By Winfried

What's the diff, you ask? ...

What's the diff, you ask?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/776x1538/tern_carryon_popcover_7d202d9a437a913ff6cb9b409753f2a0f19db4db.png

I would get the CarryOn, as I used...
02-15-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By Winfried

I read the brakes are the same, although the bike...

I read the brakes are the same, although the bike is heavier (→ braking isn't too good in the rain).



What about those?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001397867505.html

Dahon and other...
02-06-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Winfried

You could email those two experts for advice: ...

You could email those two experts for advice:
Bruce Dance (https://forum.cyclinguk.org/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=23604)
Dan Burkhart (https://www.facebook.com/dan.burkhart.14/)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,642
Posted By Winfried

Noticed a bit of play in the right-side pedal of...

Noticed a bit of play in the right-side pedal of my newly bought Promend PD-F57 removable pedals.

Just loosen the external bolt with a 6mm hex key, and tighten the nut underneath.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,097
Posted By Winfried

I agree, which I why, in addition to the...

I agree, which I why, in addition to the frame-mounted front bag, I use the rear rack to carry the rest 1) on the frame 2) as low to the ground as possible for maximum stability, like this guy did...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,417
Posted By Winfried

Yup, gone. https://www.fsirbike.nl/ ...

Yup, gone.

https://www.fsirbike.nl/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN8JXVj9i8M
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,417
Posted By Winfried

Where are they available in Belgium (and Europe,...

Where are they available in Belgium (and Europe, generally speaking)?

I'm curious about how that part will hold after years of use:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,417
Posted By Winfried

For the curious in the audience, here's how it...

For the curious in the audience, here's how it folds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2dC4Fw_YfU

Made by Typhoon (http://www.typhoonbike.com/product/) from Shenzhen, China.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,697
Posted By Winfried

Since you're in Spain (well, Catalonia…), you...

Since you're in Spain (well, Catalonia…), you might consider an Oribike, either C8 or M10, whose only retailer in Europe is in the Murcia area (Cartagena, of all places.)

It folds pretty much like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,697
Posted By Winfried

Provided the hall is wide enough so that the bike...

Provided the hall is wide enough so that the bike doesn't hit the walls,or the neighbors won't be happy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,697
Posted By Winfried

Hence a derailleur. ...

Hence a derailleur.

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/61/8d/57/618d57000e67bf0a9920ff347c342dee.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,697
Posted By Winfried

Two cheaper options: For smaller gear...

Two cheaper options:

For smaller gear inches, install a double chainring (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1141224-2-chainrings-brompton.html) (total ~€150); A 50/34T with the original...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,717
Posted By Winfried

https://www.facebook.com/ysroadueno/ ...

https://www.facebook.com/ysroadueno/
https://www.facebook.com/loro.nihonbashi/



Why is that?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,011
Posted By Winfried

Just wrap the box, and say it's a wheelchair. ...

Just wrap the box, and say it's a wheelchair.

Worked for me occasionally :-p
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,172
Posted By Winfried

The Fit, or the Limited CL? ...

The Fit, or the Limited CL?

https://www.javabikes.com/en/Bikes/760.html

https://www.javabikes.com/en/Bikes/759.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,881
Posted By Winfried

Since you "live in one of the epicenters of high...

Since you "live in one of the epicenters of high end bicycle manufacturering in the world (Taichung City)", I would suggest getting 1) a single-speed Brompton, 2) a standard width rear triangle, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,881
Posted By Winfried

It always ends with a Brompton :lol:

It always ends with a Brompton :lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,881
Posted By Winfried

Since you're in Taiwan, check the Ori M10/C8....

Since you're in Taiwan, check the Ori M10/C8. Folds almost as compact and fast as a Brompton, for a bit less money.

If you're lucky; they might still sell the Mi8 (= Nexus 8) instead of a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,355
Posted By Winfried

Go ahead, for science's sake :-p

Go ahead, for science's sake :-p
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,355
Posted By Winfried

"Anyway, pedaling efficiency notably improved,...

"Anyway, pedaling efficiency notably improved, and all nasty crunchy noises were gone. So, it's nice that you can re-lubricate this thing by just taking the crank off the spindle and giving it a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,355
Posted By Winfried

2% apparently: "There's no noticeable noise from...

2% apparently: "There's no noticeable noise from the gearbox beyond a quiet purr, and no noticeable extra drag or effort required to pedal. Efneo has tested the drag at high loads and estimates it at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,355
Posted By Winfried

Go ahead, and tell us how it goes :-) ...

Go ahead, and tell us how it goes :-)

https://bikerumor.com/2017/08/21/review-efneo-3-speed-gearbox-crankset-makes-easy-keeps-clean/...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,705
Posted By Winfried

You brought it up, and missed the end of the...

You brought it up, and missed the end of the story:

https://www.bikeforums.net/21101460-post56.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 88,961
Posted By Winfried

No idea, but belts and folders whose rear wheel...

No idea, but belts and folders whose rear wheel moves around the frame make for a difficult combination, although it's been done:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 88,961
Posted By Winfried

But then, if you ride it every day or so for a...

But then, if you ride it every day or so for a few years, it's worth the money IMHO.

Too bad Ori doesn't offer the M/C with a gear hub. The Mi8 City seems to have gone. Gear hubs make a lot more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,588
Posted By Winfried

Built by the famous Juliane Neuß...

Built by the famous Juliane Neuß (http://www.junik-hpv.de/html/brompton_tuning.htm).

"The wheel is a project for a rather large customer. " (per Google Translate)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 88,961
Posted By Winfried

Out of curiosity, I checked how much it'd cost to...

Out of curiosity, I checked how much it'd cost to convert an Ori from a derailleur to a Nexus 8 gear hub using new parts:

Shimano Nexus SG-C6011-8V 130€
Cassette joint + anti-rotation washers...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,530
Posted By Winfried

But also less practical (no front bag, no rear...

But also less practical (no front bag, no rear rack, no mudguards, chain on the outside, only three gears), and probably less comfy (aluminum and even smaller wheels).
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,530
Posted By Winfried

Considering a Dahon K3 costs ~$700 and a...

Considering a Dahon K3 costs ~$700 and a Haberstock/Schlumpf gearbox about the same, it makes more sense to just buy a Brompton, which is more compact to carry on public transit anyways.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,530
Posted By Winfried

Do you know if it can be retrofitted to use a...

Do you know if it can be retrofitted to use a Nexus/Sturmey-Archer internal gear hub, which would 1) provide a wider gear range and 2) allow for a chain guard (pretty useful, considering the chain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By Winfried

I'll just get the 52T chain guard...

I'll just get the 52T chain guard (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32922258464.html) and see how it goes. At €20, it's not worth trying to file down a chainring.
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