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09-28-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Fentuz

I'm bringing this post as I am interested in...

I'm bringing this post as I am interested in these pedals. I have a praxis carbon crankset with a 4iiii precision sensor that I suspect is dead. I have a powerpod which is OK when it works but crap...
09-23-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,362
Posted By Fentuz

looking at manufacturer builds, they use claris...

looking at manufacturer builds, they use claris triple or deore double so the shimano site you should be able to cross reference the compatible chain lines and cranklength
...
09-23-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,787
Posted By Fentuz

reducing rolling resistance, aero, etc. that's...

reducing rolling resistance, aero, etc. that's all good to improve average speed but for me, the main issue is time in the saddle. Past 2.5/3 hr, lower back, wrists are getting tired and I fond that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Fentuz

If you were closer to Malmesbury, I would be able...

If you were closer to Malmesbury, I would be able to point you towards good mechanics...
Looking at a ATS fitting instruction, any descend mechanic should be able to do the swap but, it needs:
...
09-14-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Fentuz

I have force1 crankset on my gravel and I'm in...

I have force1 crankset on my gravel and I'm in the process of rebuilding/lightening another bike. I managed to secure a Zayante carbon M30 crankset with 4iiii non-drive powermeter.While this crankset...
09-14-22, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Fentuz

The SRAM can cope with a 46T big cog so you can...

The SRAM can cope with a 46T big cog so you can fit a 11-46 SLX hyperglide cassette ~420% (I have one of these and it is smooth).
or, if you swap your free hub body for a xd or xdr, you can fit a...
09-14-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By Fentuz

You could look at Planet X free ranger frame set....

You could look at Planet X free ranger frame set. it is supposed to clear 48c with 700c

mine clears 52-584 barzo and 45-622 without mudguards
I cleared 50-584 and 42-622 with mud guards (I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 353,344
Posted By Fentuz

Currently, my mini velo is setup as a flat bar...

Currently, my mini velo is setup as a flat bar gravel bike.

I recently expressed some interests into British hill climb races (10 to 12% hills) and I am thinking I could convert the minivelo for ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-22, 02:43 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 380,569
Posted By Fentuz

As the big bike is having new wheel bearing units...

As the big bike is having new wheel bearing units fitted, I took the mini velo on mtb trails and gravel path....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Fentuz

The big question is: what are you going to do...

The big question is: what are you going to do with these?

Classic resto or Resto mod?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,011
Posted By Fentuz

Desolé! C'est vraiment dommage.

Desolé! C'est vraiment dommage.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Fentuz

I agree that the cassette needs to be swapped...

I agree that the cassette needs to be swapped along with a new chain but... in another thread to OP asked about getting his zizzo a bit better. Since it needs a new cassette and chain, I would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,361
Posted By Fentuz

That is a total other level of commitment!!!...

That is a total other level of commitment!!! kudos to the guy.


To the OP, there is also the Dahon curl but, looking @ EU price, I would go brompton
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Fentuz

There are several things to look at. If you...

There are several things to look at.

If you take the wheel off, can you see a noticeable difference between to fitted 11T cog and the new one (shark tooth shape).
Is the new chain the same model...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 03:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,089
Posted By Fentuz

I rode these litepro seatposts for years (since...

I rode these litepro seatposts for years (since 2008), they have been fine for me BUT, back then, I was advised on the old Dahon Forum (now defunct) that 80/90kg is about the limit which is fine for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,185
Posted By Fentuz

I would go for that with the given budget; there...

I would go for that with the given budget; there is no point buying a new average/budget bike.

It is probably better that the OP actually pin point what is not quite right with the current bike,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Fentuz

I thought the swytch was about 1.5kg and the...

I thought the swytch was about 1.5kg and the newer battery is supposed to be more compact and lighter. Either way, if you go for that, check the crankset/BB compatibility before you swap for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-22, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Fentuz

You can fit: - lighter tyres like schwalbe one...

You can fit:
- lighter tyres like schwalbe one which may save you 100g per tyre
- lighter inner tube like tubolito (~35g vs std ~80/90g) but when you get a puncture, they are a nightmare to fix...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,323
Posted By Fentuz

If the OP verge is a later version with disc...

If the OP verge is a later version with disc brake, then like gravel people use a set of 451 (like 700c) with roady slick tyres for speed and 406 (like 650b) with large volume tyres for all road/way...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By Fentuz

I was talking about this subject @ the bike shop...

I was talking about this subject @ the bike shop this morning. From the discussion, the limitation is more the weight rather than the size. for taller people, you can add/swap a longer stem and fit...
07-28-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Fentuz

Hi, it depends of how much clearance you have...

Hi,
it depends of how much clearance you have on the the frame. Have you check how much you currently have with 28-622?
If your frame is OK for 33-622 (cyclocross tyres), you might be able to fit...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,885
Posted By Fentuz

As I had a spare kinetix rear wheel with a sized...

As I had a spare kinetix rear wheel with a sized free hud and old tired bearing, I took it apart to reclaim the 130mm QR axle. I cleaned and polished it and I fitted it on the bent Frog bike wheel....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-22, 01:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By Fentuz

Not quite, road flat shifters have been around...

Not quite, road flat shifters have been around for many more years than 3... they were used on hybrids (the old tourney comes to mind).

However, in the folding bike world, MTB are more popular...
07-25-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 738
Posted By Fentuz

I use the Garmin map and I also use these...

I use the Garmin map and I also use these https://talkytoaster.me.uk/

it adds an extra layer on my fenix watch and on my 530
07-25-22, 01:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,774
Posted By Fentuz

in the UK, from what I can see, many people ride...

in the UK, from what I can see, many people ride on 650b because they use tyres bigger than 38c. In muddy clay, you need good clearance.
personally, I prefer riding on XC tyre (50-584 or 52-584). I...
07-24-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Fentuz

And don’t forget the 11s chain too and the...

And don’t forget the 11s chain too

and the 11s 11-32 should gapped like a 9s 11-25 +28 +32. Nice close ratio spacing


note that sram pc1110 is a cheap chain that works well and last for some...
07-24-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Fentuz

no, it will not; the 11s chain is 5.6m wide so it...

no, it will not; the 11s chain is 5.6m wide so it will not fit on 8s cog designed for 7.1mm. Basically, the teeth are to thick to go into the chain gap.

this outer width affect the cassette...
07-20-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Fentuz

9-10-11-12 have the same width so you should be...

9-10-11-12 have the same width so you should be able to swap the claris twin ring for a Sora or find chainrings and swap them. you can also run a sora FD with 105 shifter (I do the opposite) and the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,885
Posted By Fentuz

saw that... ...

saw that...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIpsgm7pdkQ
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,885
Posted By Fentuz

I was going to giving a quick answer regarding...

I was going to giving a quick answer regarding range vs gaps and I decided to go the longer way. As I said at the very beginning, I didn't like the gaps between gears hence the close ratio cassette...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Fentuz

My dahon helios D7 came with a 7 speed freehub....

My dahon helios D7 came with a 7 speed freehub. the helios was updated to 2x7 and then 2x9 and is still on the original sora short cage derailleur. I swapped the wheels because I found a cheap old...
07-16-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Fentuz

Well, like I said, i had them 2 years and...

Well, like I said, i had them 2 years and 5000miles and the only thing i had to do was retighten the bolts once
07-16-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Fentuz

i drive on the go and off road and they are good...

i drive on the go and off road and they are good with ssi bottles. Because the cages are a folded sheet of aluminium, you can bend them back if you need more tension.
i have had the black ones for 2...
07-16-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Fentuz

I have a purple ztto ebay cage which work fine on...

I have a purple ztto ebay cage which work fine on the mini velo. I ride with the tool box offroad, pump tack, bumpy trails etc. Never lost anything.
...
07-16-22, 01:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By Fentuz

Personally, i prefer squirt. It works in any type...

Personally, i prefer squirt. It works in any type of weather, does not mind wet condition (does not get washed off) and does not get very dusty in dry condition.

i tried mucoff wet lube and in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Fentuz

Excellent subject!!! There was a brompton race in...

Excellent subject!!! There was a brompton race in London (and a penny farthing one on the same day)…
if you google that it will give you some ideas.

you may need range and a 3x2 might be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Fentuz

You need to check the chain length and chain...

You need to check the chain length and chain line. If too short, there will be too much tension and the derailleur cage will struggle to guide the shift. If the New chainring offset is different than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Fentuz

Tern links are very similar to Dahon Mu and have...

Tern links are very similar to Dahon Mu and have similar dimension to speed, vitesse and helios. You can look a this thread which show what can be done with these without breaking the bank...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,885
Posted By Fentuz

I recently rode the helios and while I still like...

I recently rode the helios and while I still like it especially in urban environment, I found the braking and shifting a little rubbish. The cables were getting tatty and I found them too long....
07-13-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,273
Posted By Fentuz

Torque does affect the tyre wear at equal weight....

Torque does affect the tyre wear at equal weight. The more torque, the more load on the interface tyre/tarmac and the rubber cohesion gets more solicited causing more wear.
Yes the weight may be a...
07-08-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Fentuz

Because of my knees and the hills (5 to 12%) on...

Because of my knees and the hills (5 to 12%) on and off road, i set my 1x11 with a XC setup:
36x 9-46. As i swap the original rival crank 172.5 for force crank 165. It works well.

but as other...
06-28-22, 02:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Fentuz

I would fit a cyclocross knobbier tyre (33/35) at...

I would fit a cyclocross knobbier tyre (33/35) at the back and a similar tyre in 38/42 at the front. Ultimately, it is not much different than XC setup in 50 rear and 55/57 at the front. many XC race...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By Fentuz

So, I spoke with Kinetic as I am interested i...

So, I spoke with Kinetic as I am interested i getting a cheaper S1L and convert it to a 8gear hub like sturney/nexus/alfine. As it requires wheel building either way, I asked about 305. The reason...
06-27-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Fentuz

That s why i pointed out the planet x free ranger...

That s why i pointed out the planet x free ranger with rival 1x11 in 700 or 650.
there is room for a few improvement if needed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By Fentuz

yes, 305 with 50-305 tyre would not work with...

yes, 305 with 50-305 tyre would not work with classic bompton caliper but If Brompton had looked into another rim size, I would expert them to look into calipers too. 50-305 would work bit bmx type...
06-27-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Fentuz

if OP wants to ride British bridleway with rust...

if OP wants to ride British bridleway with rust jammed farm/field gates, he might need to consider carrying the bike over the gate... When looking, I was considering classic Aluminium frame 1x11 or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By Fentuz

depending how handy you are, you can either buy...

depending how handy you are, you can either buy something like tern verge D9 or P10
or you can build one up from a cheaper second tern or Dahon.
A Dahon Speed or Helios or Mu fitted with rolf...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By Fentuz

I was looking at that when the "new at the time"...

I was looking at that when the "new at the time" brompton explore came out; I could not understand why they kept the 349. They could have made the explore with 305 and fit tyres like big apple 50-305...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By Fentuz

1.5" or 2.0" of the same tyre is not that bad in...

1.5" or 2.0" of the same tyre is not that bad in weight difference (~28% diff between marathon 35-406 and 47-406) . The type of tyre is more of a concern: when I went from marathon 35-406 to kojak...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-22, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By Fentuz

the most likely solution is to swap your calipers...

the most likely solution is to swap your calipers for something like Dia Compe 806 and fit 406 with 19mm internal width wheel (kinetix comp pro can take 35-406 max like kojak). the 806 calipers are...
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