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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-23, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 391,935
Posted By SteveKB

Most people guess that they contain fishing gear,...

Most people guess that they contain fishing gear, but those are kite bags.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,494
Posted By tds101

Did you own a Swift? I did. Did I ride what I...

Did you own a Swift? I did. Did I ride what I personally consider enough folders to form "my" personal opinion? I did. And I didn't need to be obnoxious, and attempt to attack someone personally for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,727
Posted By sweeks

If you have a Nexus rear hub, as it appears you...

If you have a Nexus rear hub, as it appears you do, the splines for attaching a roller brake module are under the plastic cover on the non-drive side of the hub. IIRC, you remove a 17mm nut to get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,568
Posted By FoldingCyclist

I recently did a roundup of the lightest folding...

I recently did a roundup of the lightest folding bikes (https://www.foldingbikeguy.com/lightweight-folding-bike/), here's my summary (let me know if I missed any!):

Hummingbird Single Speed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,915
Posted By bike or die

TBH I've wanted one for about 5 years, just...

TBH I've wanted one for about 5 years, just didn't have the practical use for it back then. I used to ride a RadCity Commuter 4, which was good fun. Shipping from Germany will take at least 4 weeks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
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: 228
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
10-31-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,494
Posted By Pinigis

OK, here is the final prototype. I know that...

OK, here is the final prototype. I know that some of you don't like the rack, but it is stronger than our other options, and it looks pretty good in black. We will begin production in about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,151
Posted By staehpj1

One of the key things with my Helios was to twist...

One of the key things with my Helios was to twist the fork to get one fork leg between the rear dropouts.

Here are the directions I included in the case when I loaned my Helios to a friend who...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,494
Posted By Schwinnsta

Most people saw no problem. You unjustly attack...

Most people saw no problem. You unjustly attack him for slights that only you see. Jipe, adds to the knowledge base. You do as well, but you can't seem to avoid attacking people. I am a free speech...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,440
Posted By Fentuz

On my 2 of my classic foldable dahon, I removed...

On my 2 of my classic foldable dahon, I removed the fork plate. The rear magnet always stick to the fork mount and it remains tight. However, it only works with a "out folding" handle bar (Mu SL type)
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By sweeks

Who is the mother of invention? :D I've done...

Who is the mother of invention? :D

I've done that as well. The Dahon web site once had a very interactive and useful forum. Sadly, that went away around the time of the Dahon-Tern split.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By aaronrob222

sweeks, thank you so much! I was becoming certain...

sweeks, thank you so much! I was becoming certain that I'd ruined the whole assembly, that those were special calibrated screws, etc., etc. I cracked open a cheap retractible ballpoint pen, shook the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By sweeks

Those springs provide the force for retraction of...

Those springs provide the force for retraction of the locking flange ( the "D-shaped" piece of metal bearing the two set ("grub") screws. Without the springs you might have to jiggle the handlepost...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By aaronrob222

Dahon Radius 3 - Purpose of tensioned grub screws?

Hi all,

Recently bought a beautiful Dahon Vigor D9 from Craigslist. In short, I love it and the SRAM X5 has really impressed me. This forum helped a ton when I decided to get back into commuting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,454
Posted By tds101

I actually could care less what you remember, and...

I actually could care less what you remember, and if you bothered to browse this section you would see it's been an ongoing issue, of less than 5 years ago. There were forced recalls, which were...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By 2_i

Obviously these wheels are a big step up from...

Obviously these wheels are a big step up from typical suitcase wheels, but still they likely are not up to a 15 mile ride (maybe just one way). Ultimately you need to end up with ball bearings and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,593
Posted By tcs

Yep, old 20" Dahon skill. ...

Yep, old 20" Dahon skill.

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Sort of a beauty pageant. One can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,593
Posted By BobbyG

Dahon Boardwalk (Complete) Inside a 29" Samsonite Oyster!...

Still obsessed with my new-to-me 2007 Dahon Boardwalk. (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1233802-all-dahon-boardwalk-mods-done-now.html)

I wanted to know if I could pack it inside a 62"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,895
Posted By linberl

See if you can find a used Dahon Mu. Without the...

See if you can find a used Dahon Mu. Without the seat pump post (ebay has aluminum replacements) it will be around 22-23 lbs. I've got the single speed but they also made 8 and 10 speeds I believe....
11-13-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,886
Posted By tomtomtom123

I never used coaster brakes and don't know...

I never used coaster brakes and don't know anything about it. I was curious and watched this RJ bike guy video for single speed coaster brake hub:
https://youtu.be/L2f0e28Dito

I would imagine...
11-13-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,886
Posted By alcjphil

"maintenance free" only means that it will work,...

"maintenance free" only means that it will work, until it doesn't. Once that happens, it is time to look into rebuild options that the manufacturer never thought necessary. It may also be possible...
11-13-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,886
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"Maintenance free" just means disposable:) ...

"Maintenance free" just means disposable:)

Any mechanical device can and does wear. With most all the CB hubs I've dealt with there's no real adjustability of how much cog rotation is required...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,597
Posted By tds101

I'm happy that you're enjoying your bike, but...

I'm happy that you're enjoying your bike, but tern was far from honorable when the failures occurred, and how they deal with the situation now has no impact on their prior mistreatment of their...
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