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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 32,253
Posted By pinholecam

Certainly not the case as Ti tubing will still be...

Certainly not the case as Ti tubing will still be thinner than the equivalent Alu tubing for the same build (and thicker than the steel one) - aiming for the same strength for the frame.
There are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 32,253
Posted By pinholecam

I have ridden bikes built with all the materials,...

I have ridden bikes built with all the materials, but even then, different bike types, geometries, design won't make it a final say in terms of one vs the other.

I feel that Ti has lost its...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 32,253
Posted By pinholecam

does the material difference affect anything...

does the material difference affect anything beyond weight and tensile strength?
>> Yes, since tensile strength is different, "by right" the thickness has to be adjusted accordingly to get the same...
06-26-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,585
Posted By pinholecam

Yes, 650b should allow me to run 38mm or 42mm

Yes, 650b should allow me to run 38mm or 42mm
06-25-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,585
Posted By pinholecam

Tire clearance is not affected. Fork, chainstay...

Tire clearance is not affected.
Fork, chainstay and seat tube clearance wrt the tire is fine and plenty to be more than 38mm.

However, because of a straight top tube and my height (or lack of),...
06-24-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,585
Posted By pinholecam

For my case, the amount of stand over is reduced....

For my case, the amount of stand over is reduced.
A sloping top tube would give more "clearance" :D

I could also lower the top tube wrt headtube and seat tube, but likely add headtube length (ie....
06-24-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,585
Posted By pinholecam

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https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x534/50028810293_3d4b3f18d6_c_1c1d62cee6bbcd8473fd62f8b3cc84e285340c79.jpg
This is my ideal build but I gave up some max tire clearance for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,774
Posted By pinholecam

Thanks, just sharing the info I have getting the...

Thanks, just sharing the info I have getting the bike done up so that it can benefit anyone else thinking of doing it.

Bike is great, I can't be happier.
Fast as any road bike in the group rides...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-21, 03:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By pinholecam

There is no bike box for the Change Bike, but a...

There is no bike box for the Change Bike, but a soft bag is given, the bag does not close up with the bike inside (more like an open bag for shouldering or for cover up purposes for train travel in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By pinholecam

The Change Bike is in the end a large wheeled...

The Change Bike is in the end a large wheeled folding bike and it will never get away from the physics that a larger 27.5 wheel will be still that after a bike fold.
Also the frame is full size and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By pinholecam

I settled on the Change Bike (650b folding) after...

I settled on the Change Bike (650b folding) after using my 18" Tyrell Ive for touring.
While I have no complaints about comfort for the Tyrell IVE, I did find some minor instances where a larger...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By pinholecam

I have travelled with my 650B folding bike...

I have travelled with my 650B folding bike (Change Bike).
It needs a custom cardboard box that I make out of 2 cardboard bike boxes which I "re-link" with garden wire (or those twisty wire used for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By pinholecam

It depends on the usage and riding conditions. ...

It depends on the usage and riding conditions.


For the more speedy folders (eg. Bike Friday Pocket Rocket), I have 25.7 - 94 GI.
Its done everything from mountain rides to the weekend fast...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Always good to add to the pool of information...

Always good to add to the pool of information about this bike.

Do share photos when you can post them. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,821
Posted By pinholecam

I do think 10", 12"are not going to be fast. (Is...

I do think 10", 12"are not going to be fast. (Is there even such wheel sizes? )
I have x2 14" bikes and a 16" one.
They never get to the speed that I will consider to use them for speedy riding vs...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By pinholecam

I have a write up on all my impressions on using...

I have a write up on all my impressions on using the Change Bike here :
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1177986-change-bike-650b.html

It handles and "works" exactly like a normal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By pinholecam

AliExpress will have lots of options or some...

AliExpress will have lots of options or some other website that has sources to the cheap China wheels.
Over here in Singapore, there are many such options.
Quality varies of course from maker to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,818
Posted By pinholecam

The Brompton has elevated itself to be beyond...

The Brompton has elevated itself to be beyond just a bike. Its a fashion statement and a badge of wealth.
Bike buyers fall into 3-4 categories.
1. The lifestyle (well heeled )
2. The performance...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By pinholecam

Hi Felix, :) I think its easier to ask on...

Hi Felix, :)

I think its easier to ask on one of the local FB folding bike groups.

Anyway, I've never heard of this brand.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 78,893
Posted By pinholecam

My thoughts on that Vert with system you linked...

My thoughts on that Vert with system you linked is not viable.
Based on my own (and others) experiences with seat post clamp rack solutions, they Will turn if loaded heavily.

The system on that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 78,893
Posted By pinholecam

How old is your son? I start ferrying my kids...

How old is your son?
I start ferrying my kids on the rear of my Raleigh with rear rack from about age 4-5. (so YMMV in terms of worry )
As for small children, (2-4) I have always used a cheap China...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,978
Posted By pinholecam

Old thread and I would think the TS has already...

Old thread and I would think the TS has already gotten his/her bike.

Anyway, to clarify on this misconception that the Dahon/Tern type frame fold bikes can't be pushed after fold.
Fact, is,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Yes, its common recommendation. The 50mm max...

Yes, its common recommendation.
The 50mm max limit is to prevent shearing off the steerer due to the forces seen in a drop or very hard braking.
The 7mm above stem is to steer clear of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

:thumb: Is your post on CGOAB this one? ...

:thumb:

Is your post on CGOAB this one?
Malaysia 2019 (Penang to Singapore), by Ted Chu (crazyguyonabike.com) (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1mr&doc_id=22531&v=7z)

I really need to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Congrats on the new bike :) Its good that you...

Congrats on the new bike :)
Its good that you shared more info on the bike setup too.
That will be good reference for anyone considering this bike in the future.

Interesting that you went for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By pinholecam

8.5kg for a BF Pocket Rocket Super Pro, no...

8.5kg for a BF Pocket Rocket Super Pro, no special lightweight parts.

A lighter build would need carbon forks and seatpost, which would not be hard to get online, but kind of defeats the purpose...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Great! Hope you get your bike soon. ...

Great!
Hope you get your bike soon.

Sorry, I don't have measurements of the cable lengths.
Might be a good idea to ask this from Flatbikes since they are the most prominent seller in the US. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Thanks for the information on the fork option. ...

Thanks for the information on the fork option.
The 44t is doing quite well so far for local as well as non-loaded overseas riding.
I do have a 38t and a 34t chainring that I will swap out when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Ah... ok... forgot another "great" bike industry...

Ah... ok... forgot another "great" bike industry innovation of the direct mount chainrings...
The moved the standard again recently to this type of mounting instead of the 4-bolt (used to be 5...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Happy CNY to you too. :) It should not be a...

Happy CNY to you too. :)

It should not be a problem with the crank.
You should be able to use it w/o issue.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

I don't have this info too.

I don't have this info too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

I can't recall what headset I used, just asked my...

I can't recall what headset I used, just asked my LBS (Bike Stop) to install a budget one for me w/o emphasizing on it.
It should not affect the number of spacers used since that is more likely a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Certainly not Flat mount as AFAIK, it only had...

Certainly not Flat mount as AFAIK, it only had adapter to Post mount.
Hence if you get Flat mount you will need to Flat > Post > IS (which is probably messy and full of bolts)

But you can do some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Correct. It was the Kinesis QR version of the...

Correct. It was the Kinesis QR version of the fork.
Do note that if you want a more upright riding position, you might want to consider a fork that has longer Axel/Crown length. There are some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

You can check out the details here. ...

You can check out the details here.
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1202140-quest-n-1-waltly-custom-titanium-breakaway-all-road-bike.html




Other readings ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

I am using American Classic Wide Lighting...

I am using American Classic Wide Lighting (non-boost) 650b.
Non-boost for sure.
The frame is QR for the rear, so I would think it makes more sense to get a QR fork as well.
IIRC, its front...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Ideally, I should be using a 15" bike, and the...

Ideally, I should be using a 15" bike, and the smallest ChangeBike 650B is 17".
So if you can, do go for the more typical stem lengths.

That said, the bike has a long top tube (modern mtb...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Edit : Let me confirm again on my bike once I...

Edit : Let me confirm again on my bike once I have a chance to get to it. (but off the top of my head... )

Best you ask the shop you will set up the bike in beforehand, or just buy online.

As...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

:thumb: I have been using 160mm and its been...

:thumb:

I have been using 160mm and its been ok for my needs.
I doubt there is any wrong with 180mm either.
Remember to get compressionless housing for the brakes if possible. (do remember to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

:lol: noted. The seller on my local...

:lol: noted.


The seller on my local website does have built up bikes for very good prices.
Folding MTB 27.5 [CHANGE BIKE DF-809B] Shimano 27speeds # changebike XC (not montague paratrooper)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

I think its a long cage (wrt SRAM Rival rear...

I think its a long cage (wrt SRAM Rival rear derailleur).
Rival has 2 rear-D iirc, the longer one is for the 10-42t cassette.

If you go for a med cage, it might not go up to the largest...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Why not just for go for a Fox32 suspension fork? ...

Why not just for go for a Fox32 suspension fork?
I've been toying with the idea of getting one, or just a much cheaper (but heavier) one from other brands.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

I've had many folding bikes over time. 18" Tyrell...

I've had many folding bikes over time. 18" Tyrell IVE, Alex Moulton TSR (406), Bike Friday Pocket Rocket super pro (451), etc.
Suspension robs climbing power and power when going really hard (eg....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Thanks. IIRC, it was 398mm. TBH, it was...

Thanks.

IIRC, it was 398mm.
TBH, it was something I did not think too much of and thought that it would not matter that much, but realized in hindsight that a longer axel-crown height could have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Might have a better chance with going toe to toe...

Might have a better chance with going toe to toe with Crosstown than 10kg. Realised that reading foldingtale, the 650b frame is already heavier than 700c by 0.2kg, then rim brakes over disk brakes,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Great that you find the info helpful, thats the...

Great that you find the info helpful, thats the purpose of a forum like this imho.


<<< Yes but I guess I have to compromise fold size as i think dropbar offers relief in headwinds. Do you reckon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

These are good questions... :) I try to answer...

These are good questions... :)
I try to answer them as best as I can.



Which size are you using for the frame? I am 1.71 in height - I reckon the 17" is the one I should go for?
>> I am...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Hi there. :) Glad that the info I put here...

Hi there. :)
Glad that the info I put here has been useful.

My build weighs about 14kg, minus the rack, suspension seatpost and leather saddle, I'd reckon it should get you to 10.5kg-11.5kg. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,907
Posted By pinholecam

Update Nov2020 : Mixed Terrain Riding With...

Update Nov2020 : Mixed Terrain Riding

With the lack of travel options in this situation, I wanted to do something different from the usual road riding, so I brought the ChangeBike to the local...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,018
Posted By pinholecam

Yes, there are a range of wide 20" tires, but...

Yes, there are a range of wide 20" tires, but they come to a point where they are more of the heavy clunky type.
Its also very bike dependent, needing frame clearance, V-brakes or Disc brake bikes. ...
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