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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By wesgreen

Since I started using a Marathon in front and a...

Since I started using a Marathon in front and a Big Apple in the rear I've had no flats, for about 15 years now, I think.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By wesgreen

I don't think you could have easily switched to a...

I don't think you could have easily switched to a hub in a Speed 7 frame. And 7 gears are plenty if they're spaced right. I'm a big hub fan myself, and would recommend getting one with your next bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By wesgreen

After Tern's long history of frame breaks, and...

After Tern's long history of frame breaks, and the way they dealt with it, I'll never buy a bike from them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By wesgreen

For anything more than a few miles, I would think...

For anything more than a few miles, I would think so too. I still like your style!
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By wesgreen

Looks great! Please let us know if you're able to...

Looks great! Please let us know if you're able to fit the dolly with the bike into the suitcase.
I've experimented with carrying the suitcase on my back with attached luggage straps, like a backpack.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,671
Posted By wesgreen

Best wishes for your future endeavors, Yan. I've...

Best wishes for your future endeavors, Yan. I've appreciated your contributions from a builder's perspective to this forum.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,500
Posted By wesgreen

Good looking bike!

Good looking bike!
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By wesgreen

My experiences with Dahon warranties have not...

My experiences with Dahon warranties have not been great, but I have to admit I once received a latch assembly under warranty, and it fit the frame design perfectly.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,971
Posted By wesgreen

Good point. You could strap a milkcrate onto this...

Good point. You could strap a milkcrate onto this rack much easier than onto the Dahon rack, or most other racks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By wesgreen

Great Job! Brings back memories of J.Gaerlan's...

Great Job! Brings back memories of J.Gaerlan's website.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,971
Posted By wesgreen

It's called Pletscher 4B Athlete System 20 inch. ...

It's called Pletscher 4B Athlete System 20 inch.
I got mine 5-6 years ago from Thor. I bet you'll find it. It's light weight, super strong, and very adjustable. I often carry a heavy guitar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,855
Posted By wesgreen

Someone needs to bring back the SRAM I - motion 3...

Someone needs to bring back the SRAM I - motion 3 and the old Sachs 5 - speed hubs. They've not yet been improved on, afaik. I'm hoping there will be increased demand now.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,971
Posted By wesgreen

Pletscher makes a fantastic rack for 20" bikes....

Pletscher makes a fantastic rack for 20" bikes. Worth every penny, imo.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,855
Posted By wesgreen

My next bike will have 20' wheels and an IGH,...

My next bike will have 20' wheels and an IGH, that much is certain. Thanks for considering that option.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By wesgreen

I do. Since I started using a Marathon Plus in...

I do. Since I started using a Marathon Plus
in the front and a Big Apple in the back ca. 15 years ago, I haven't had a flat on the NYC pothole grid. One Big Apple showed a crack when I first mounted...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,264
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks! Great deal. Dahon's warranties are not...

Thanks! Great deal. Dahon's warranties are not worth much in my experience, but that frame design is a classic for good reason.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,132
Posted By wesgreen

I can't believe they're still sending those out...

I can't believe they're still sending those out with those Mickey Mouse 46 T integrated cranks. Anyway, you're getting a great frame, and can upgrade crank and bottom bracket later, if desired....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By wesgreen

Just for insurance, I would try giving Dahon...

Just for insurance, I would try giving Dahon customer service a call. Sometimes they used to have certain parts. Have the frame # ready, if you can't find the model year.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,540
Posted By wesgreen

Dahon Vitesse rolls great when folded. Since it's...

Dahon Vitesse rolls great when folded. Since it's almost the same frame design, I assume Speed does as well. You have to know how to position the magnet and set your steering column.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By wesgreen

Many happy returns, Dr. Hon! Your genius made...

Many happy returns, Dr. Hon!
Your genius made my life better. Thank you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,770
Posted By wesgreen

Sweeks, that is a beautiful explanation and...

Sweeks, that is a beautiful explanation and description.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By wesgreen

Maybe cutting and drilling into an old frisbee...

Maybe cutting and drilling into an old frisbee would work, if it's flat enough.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,631
Posted By wesgreen

Bravo Alex, Thank you for trying something new....

Bravo Alex,
Thank you for trying something new. I personally prefer folding pedals. Best of luck, and please keep working on bike design!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,395
Posted By wesgreen

Apparently they still think that focusing on...

Apparently they still think that focusing on marketing and media manipulation is more important/profitable than learning how welding works. But I liked the "old men" accusation. Thanks for the laugh!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 797,185
Posted By wesgreen

Sounds like a good match to me. Congratulations!

Sounds like a good match to me.
Congratulations!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,770
Posted By wesgreen

I would recommend you stop riding it, and take it...

I would recommend you stop riding it, and take it to a shop that sells Dahon bikes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 76,370
Posted By wesgreen

Well, the problem is they're great at the selling...

Well, the problem is they're great at the selling and PR part, but don't care much about the health of their customers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 76,370
Posted By wesgreen

Thank you for posting; I'm glad you're ok,...

Thank you for posting; I'm glad you're ok, relatively! Unfortunately, Tern has proved again and again that skilled marketing and advertising can overcome these never ending reports. It will probably...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 797,185
Posted By wesgreen

Well, they've got Yan, apparently! Not too shabby.

Well, they've got Yan, apparently! Not too shabby.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 101,134
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks for posting. I'm glad you're ok!

Thanks for posting. I'm glad you're ok!
12-29-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By wesgreen

I had asked the SRAM cs rep if over - tightening...

I had asked the SRAM cs rep if over - tightening the axle nuts could cause this, and he said he didn't know. But a few weeks ago I loosened them a little, and that seems to have solved the problem.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,334
Posted By wesgreen

The hinges are the reason why it can take a...

The hinges are the reason why it can take a little more mechanical aptitude to keep a Folder running than a regular bike. Keep a close watch on them for wear and movement. They should be set...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,334
Posted By wesgreen

I think that's a great frame design, a classic....

I think that's a great frame design, a classic. Two hands? You want that hinge just tight enough to minimize movement wear, but you could also destroy it by overtightening it, esp. with an aluminum...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,334
Posted By wesgreen

How do you like it so far? It looks somewhat like...

How do you like it so far? It looks somewhat like a Dahon Vitesse copy, but with a real, not "integrated", crank and chainring, and a derailleur instead of the Vitesse standard igh.
If it's built...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,811
Posted By wesgreen

linberl, I think your suggestion is a good one...

linberl, I think your suggestion is a good one for someone who doesn't need an igh, and is a little shorter than I am. The reason I haven't replaced the Dahon seat post with one of those lighter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,811
Posted By wesgreen

For me, as my go - to main mode of transport, the...

For me, as my go - to main mode of transport, the Dahon Vitesse frame seems perfect - no flex or sqeaks, comfortable for someone 6'4'', packs into an airline legal suitcase, rides like a big bike....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,831
Posted By wesgreen

Check out the Pletscher 20" rack. The best rack...

Check out the Pletscher 20" rack. The best rack I've seen. I've carried 45 pds. on it. Rock solid and super strong. It just takes a while to install, because it's very adjustable.
11-15-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By wesgreen

Beautiful video, and hub explosion pics. Thanks,...

Beautiful video, and hub explosion pics. Thanks, tomtomtom123 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/tomtomtom123-454251.html). I'll be taking a look over the holidays, and favoring the front brake...
11-13-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks for your responses, alcjphil and...

Thanks for your responses, alcjphil and AndrewRStewart. Although Sram claims the hub is permanently lubed and maintenance - free, they did publish disassembly and lubing instructions. Maybe I should...
11-13-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By wesgreen

Coaster brake becoming unpredictable

Hi,
I have a SRAM i-Motion 3 Speed coaster brake hub, supposedly maintenance - free, bought with a Dahon Vitesse folding bike in 2013. It still shifts perfectly, after 6 1/2 years and less than 4000...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 506
Posted By wesgreen

Coaster brake not engaging

Hi,
I have a SRAM i-Motion 3 Speed coaster brake hub, supposedly maintenance - free, bought with a Dahon Vitesse folding bike in 2013. It still shifts perfectly, after 6 1/2 years and less than 4000...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By wesgreen

I\m surprised to read that. My CS experiences...

I\m surprised to read that. My CS experiences with both of them, especially Dahon, have not been good.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 101,134
Posted By wesgreen

Thank you for posting, Towatai. You may be saving...

Thank you for posting, Towatai. You may be saving someone's life. This company is great at PR and advertising, and has managed to escape the consequences of what would have finished other companies...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,748
Posted By wesgreen

MKS FP7 have been tearing up several pairs of my...

MKS FP7 have been tearing up several pairs of my shoes' soles really fast. Maybe I need to grind them down?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 797,185
Posted By wesgreen

At 250 bikes per year it would take about 6.8...

At 250 bikes per year it would take about 6.8 years. Anyway, it's an amazing achievement and a step forward in bike design.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,558
Posted By wesgreen

Neither does the Dahon Vitesse, but I usually...

Neither does the Dahon Vitesse, but I usually just ignore the Brompton fanboy chatter.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,856
Posted By wesgreen

One of the reasons for that being that big...

One of the reasons for that being that big manufacturers like Dahon can buy parts at great discounts, and can pass those savings on to us during sales.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,952
Posted By wesgreen

Dahon Boardwalk

Dahon Boardwalk
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,104
Posted By wesgreen

I think I know the feeling - the only thing...

I think I know the feeling - the only thing you're sorry about is that you didn't get it sooner, right? Beautiful bike. Dahon should maybe sign you up for an endorsement deal.
You're lucky to get a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,558
Posted By wesgreen

Too heavy for me (probably over 30 pds. with...

Too heavy for me (probably over 30 pds. with rack, lights and MKS pedals), although I would avoid Tern anyway. But kudos to them for trying something different! I don't find it ugly.
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