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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 322,535
Posted By Jipe

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 457,535
Posted By Jipe

They choose an high end race road crankset (which...

They choose an high end race road crankset (which is almost the only high end component on this expensive high end bike) with the chainline of a race road bike but indeed they should have adapted the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,493
Posted By Jipe

In your list, there are two very different kind...

In your list, there are two very different kind of folding bikes.

First, small folded, fully folding bikes, the Birdy and Brompton

Second, much bigger folded, not fully folding bikes because he...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,803
Posted By Jipe

It was this shop: https://fietsenniclaes.be/ its...

It was this shop: https://fietsenniclaes.be/ its not on their website but the website doesn't show all what they sell, only part of what they have currently in stock, don't know if they till sell it ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,803
Posted By Jipe

I know bike shops in Belgium selling the Ori M10....

I know bike shops in Belgium selling the Ori M10.

I had the opportunity to test it.

Its not a bad bike but it has major drawback:
- Its a bike made for Asiatic people, not for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,813
Posted By Jipe

When I look at your bike, besides a possible...

When I look at your bike, besides a possible problem with the rear shock, I see that the transmission is very short, too short.

The cassette is a normal one without a very small cog and the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 457,535
Posted By Jipe

Adding front derailleur and having two chainrings...

Adding front derailleur and having two chainrings that extend the gearing range is the best option because increasing the sprocket will reduce the upper range.

Some pictures of a factory two...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Jipe

I would also recommend wide tires, 2"/50mm. ...

I would also recommend wide tires, 2"/50mm.

Its also the reason why after reading your request I was mentioning the Birdy: front+rear suspension, tires up to 50mm with mudguards installed (a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 322,535
Posted By Jipe

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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 322,535
Posted By Jipe

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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,803
Posted By Jipe

They sold about 60000 bikes in 2020. They could...

They sold about 60000 bikes in 2020. They could have sold more if they could produce more.

The amount of bike sold was limited by the manufacturing capabilities due partly to parts availability...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,803
Posted By Jipe

I think that even 1200USD is too expensive for a...

I think that even 1200USD is too expensive for a bike that has no brand image.

If you look at who is buying a folding bike, there are people that do multi-modal commuting with most of the time a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By Jipe

Indeed, if the wheel is slipping, its because...

Indeed, if the wheel is slipping, its because there is too much torque, the gear is too low. A slightly higher gear could help.

But if the road is slippery, like some wet cobbles (or worse dead...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Jipe

Must you carry the folded bike ? Is folded...

Must you carry the folded bike ?

Is folded size + weight important for you ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,163
Posted By Jipe

I would also recommend the new Continental...

I would also recommend the new Continental Contact Urban: it is stronger than the Marathon Racer and has about the same weight.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,564
Posted By Jipe

Yes, it was TL ready and mounted tubeless. I...

Yes, it was TL ready and mounted tubeless.

I do not have these tires anymore, one had to be replaced due to a de-lamination between the outer layer and the frame of the tire (there was a kind of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,564
Posted By Jipe

Its the very first version of the28x406 Pro-one...

Its the very first version of the28x406 Pro-one mounted on Andoza rims that I measured at about 32mm when inflated at 8bar.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By Jipe

Kinetics...

Kinetics (https://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/folding-bikes/brompton/brompton-wheel-sizes/) now also has Brompton fork and rear triangle compatible with ETRTO355 wheels and wide tires like Big Apple.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By Jipe

I am afraid that mid drive electric assist +...

I am afraid that mid drive electric assist + enviolo + gates belt + disc brake will end up in a quite heavy folder difficult to carry.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 780,735
Posted By Jipe

If you look at the comparison between the normal...

If you look at the comparison between the normal and ultralight, the weight reduction is for me mixed.

There are good thing, the transmission for instance with the E13 9-34 cassette.

Strange...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Jipe

Marathon weight 420g per piece in 35x349. ...

Marathon weight 420g per piece in 35x349.

The Continental Contact Urban weight 265g in 35x349.

That's 155g per tire, 310g savings and better tires in any aspects for 40€, that's an incredible...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Jipe

Carbon seatpost on a folder that is often...

Carbon seatpost on a folder that is often folded/unfolded is not a good option because carbon is easily scratched by dirt deposit on the seatpost and carbon doesn't like the compression/decompression...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Jipe

An even easier way to carry the Brompton, also...

An even easier way to carry the Brompton, also folded, is to use a shoulder strap.

I use the shoulder strap of the Radical Design transport bag...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Jipe

There are several suppliers for the custom...

There are several suppliers for the custom Brompton components.

For the Brompton parts, in UE: titanium rear triangle (https://www.vlerickfietsen.be/nl/brompton-achterframe-titanium) titanium fork...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Jipe

First, you say get lighter components to...

First, you say get lighter components to compensate for the additional weight, i.e. saving 3kg. This is very difficult and would mean replacing a lot of components, almost all including fork and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By Jipe

Without mudguards or with modified mudguards it...

Without mudguards or with modified mudguards it seems possible: https://jnyyz.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/installing-a-fatter-tire-onto-the-brompton/.

Note that the link above is for the Scorcher...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,980
Posted By Jipe

Yes, a short reach is too short to reach the...

Yes, a short reach is too short to reach the Brompton rim from the fork caliper hole, if the reach would be long enough, it wouldn't be a short reach.

The Cane Creek eeBrake has normally a top...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,146
Posted By Jipe

Look on this site. They have chainguards for...

Look on this site. They have chainguards for small whees bikes. (https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-parts-city-bike/chain-guard/chain-guard-closed/chain-guard-20-inch/)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 457,535
Posted By Jipe

H&H Brompton front carrier block adapter tested !...

H&H Brompton front carrier block adapter tested !

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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 457,535
Posted By Jipe

The Brompton front block adapter for Birdy 2 and...

The Brompton front block adapter for Birdy 2 and 3 is now available from H&H. (https://bikegang.ecwid.com/#!/Brompton-Bag-Front-Carrier-Block-Lug-Adapter-for-BIRDY-H&H/p/253788591/category=9988082)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,603
Posted By Jipe

I also read the Kenda Kwest size, strange 1.5" =...

I also read the Kenda Kwest size, strange 1.5" = 38mm, not 40mm. One of the two must be wrong, its either 1.5" or 40mm.

I have both a Birdy and a Moulton both with front and rear suspension. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 457,535
Posted By Jipe

So, its a new main frame that according to the...

So, its a new main frame that according to the video will replace the Birdy 3.

The fork is the same as on the Birdy 3 and as consequence he front suspension is also the same.

The rear swing arm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,603
Posted By Jipe

I also looked at the Airnimal website searching...

I also looked at the Airnimal website searching for the folded size and didn't find it. Pacific Cycles provides the folded size for all models.

If the folded size is important, I think that the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 457,535
Posted By Jipe

It seems indeed to be a new version of the Birdy...

It seems indeed to be a new version of the Birdy that will first appear as a limited edition P40, not only a limited edition produced only once as the Titanium Birdy (BTW. was this really the case ? ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,122
Posted By Jipe

I just say that big wheels folders are too big...

I just say that big wheels folders are too big and too heavy for most folding bike users and that the big wheels aren't an advantage.

Looking at the market of folding bikes with mostly small...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 457,535
Posted By Jipe

If you look at the picture of the adapter showed...

If you look at the picture of the adapter showed by Bikegang, it does what Glye is saying: a more vertical angle to the block.

The sport stem is compatible with the bags wit a 260mm high frame but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 457,535
Posted By Jipe

Approval of the TI Birdy means also to take some...

Approval of the TI Birdy means also to take some responsibility if the design has some problems.

It seems to me difficult for R&M to take any responsibility of a design they didn't participate to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 457,535
Posted By Jipe

Why would this be so expensive ? Valeria is...

Why would this be so expensive ?

Valeria is selling a front block adapter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,586
Posted By Jipe

One more nice Japanese bike made for... Japanese...

One more nice Japanese bike made for... Japanese people only !

Besides the size, it has also some other weak points.

Indeed, no mudguards, but also no light and with a weight of almost 12kg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,122
Posted By Jipe

The difference come also from the pressure:...

The difference come also from the pressure: usually, for the same width, a small diameter tire is inflated at a higher pressure than the same width large diameter tire.

Example: the very common...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 02:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,877
Posted By Jipe

Its a good price for an almost new Tikit. ...

Its a good price for an almost new Tikit.

The fact that BF doesn't make it is for me not a major drawback.

But the Tikit isn't as easy to use as a Brompton, especially if you need to fold it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,106
Posted By Jipe

It seems that Vostok is out of business. Did...

It seems that Vostok is out of business.

Did you contact them to verify that they still sell Brompton parts ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,106
Posted By Jipe

I do not agree with this statement. For the...

I do not agree with this statement.

For the Ti seatpost, the original one 520mm long weight about 400g. The Pentaclip weight a little more than 100g.

A Ti seatpost with integrated saddle mount...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 457,535
Posted By Jipe

It looks very much like a 2016 Riese&Müller World...

It looks very much like a 2016 Riese&Müller World Birdy Sport (same color, same design) with:
➜ Shimano 8-speed derailleur
➜ Mudguards and kickstand
➜ Weight: 11.9 kg
➜ Gear ratio: 2.57 to 7.04 m...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,641
Posted By Jipe

Yes, there are many studies showing that the...

Yes, there are many studies showing that the efficiency drops with smaller cogs.

But there are other factors like dirt that have also a major effect on chain transmission efficiency.

The same...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,641
Posted By Jipe

I do not have this setup long enough (only since...

I do not have this setup long enough (only since September 2019) to give a feedback about longevity of the 9t cog.

But with the wheel size and the chainring size I have, I do not use very often...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,849
Posted By Jipe

This Brooks saddle is a disaster ! You can...

This Brooks saddle is a disaster !

You can have a comfortable saddle weighting 80g !

The original rack is indeed very heavy. If you want to keep the rear mudguard, the best option is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,155
Posted By Jipe

This problem happened for an electric assist...

This problem happened for an electric assist folding bike with a rear hub motor, the Vellobike+ and as far as I know, only one user mentioned this problem that seems to come from the motor still...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,155
Posted By Jipe

There is a third party system for a front luggage...

There is a third party system for a front luggage like on the Brompton but it is attached t the frame with steel cables and isn't reliable (some user had their front luggage bag falling during their...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 780,735
Posted By Jipe

The kickstarter bike wasn't a mature bike at all,...

The kickstarter bike wasn't a mature bike at all, everything had to be redesigned afterward.

Yes gluing is used, but this wasn't what was promised during the kickstarter campaign (I think that...
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