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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Schwinnsta

Welcome to the fold.

Welcome to the fold.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Schwinnsta

Yes, that is the part I made.

Yes, that is the part I made.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Schwinnsta

A DIY quick release Brompton seatpost Luggage Block

I put together a quick release seatpost luggage block. It was made from an eBay purchased use Delta Post Haste rack, a McMaster purchased 1 1/2" shaft collar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By Schwinnsta

If you are handy, you could make one of these ...

If you are handy, you could make one of these
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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 322,461
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Arriving home.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,399
Posted By Schwinnsta

Braking forces are much greater because the...

Braking forces are much greater because the acceleration is much stronger. Your braking from speed in just a couple of seconds. That is a lot force. F=MA where A is the change of speed with time.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Schwinnsta

Dahon d7 is an excellent choice. For hills, I...

Dahon d7 is an excellent choice. For hills, I would much prefer a derailleur to hub gears for their efficiency and less drag.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,163
Posted By Schwinnsta

Low rolling resistance and puncture protection...

Low rolling resistance and puncture protection are at opposite poles to my understanding. That said I am having good experiences with Schwalbe Big Apples 406 2-inch.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,721
Posted By Schwinnsta

For my 2 cents IGH and belt drives are negatives.

For my 2 cents IGH and belt drives are negatives.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By Schwinnsta

I use Velo Orange Porteur bars on my Swift. They...

I use Velo Orange Porteur bars on my Swift. They work well. Note that there is a traditional stem on the stem riser, a 125mm I think. The straps on the top tube are for tying it all together when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,721
Posted By Schwinnsta

Please consider that the bike be capable of...

Please consider that the bike be capable of mounting 2 inch wide tires with fenders. That would be most excellent..
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,236
Posted By Schwinnsta

For whom the Heimingway Resonates.

For whom the Heimingway Resonates.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 322,461
Posted By Schwinnsta

On the foot bridge in City Park NOLA ...

On the foot bridge in City Park NOLA
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 322,461
Posted By Schwinnsta

Nice tree.

Nice tree.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 457,356
Posted By Schwinnsta

The sports stem would impair the usefulness of...

The sports stem would impair the usefulness of the block but a small bag or perhaps the dual pannier rack or some such. Ideally a lug for the block would be brazed or welded during manufacturing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,615
Posted By Schwinnsta

I would say it is an RSW then but I could be...

I would say it is an RSW then but I could be wrong. They started making these in the 60's to compete with Moultons. They could not of course compete but they were cheaper and Raleigh had a stronger...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,447
Posted By Schwinnsta

So what you have there is ahead type stem....

So what you have there is ahead type stem. Raleigh original was a quill stem. Quill stem had a long bolt with a wedge nut that went to the steering tube. I am not sure what you have now. The picture...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,874
Posted By Schwinnsta

Kickstands at the rear of the bike work better...

Kickstands at the rear of the bike work better and are not subject to pedal lock up when the bike is backed up. Here is a pic of my bike with a rear mount kickstand that works well.The folding basket...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,315
Posted By Schwinnsta

But look how much smaller the wheels of the Dahon...

But look how much smaller the wheels of the Dahon appear.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By Schwinnsta

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,976
Posted By Schwinnsta

Take it to another Brompton dealer. This may be...

Take it to another Brompton dealer. This may be inconvenient but the quote is suspicious.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,506
Posted By Schwinnsta

Was Dawes sold in the USA? Is it Whitworth...

Was Dawes sold in the USA? Is it Whitworth threaded?
04-22-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By Schwinnsta

Yes they are literally recumbents with a shell...

Yes they are literally recumbents with a shell but the rider is low and it looks dangerous in traffic. They are as much like little under powered cars as bikes

For the record I like ebikes. I...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,204
Posted By Schwinnsta

They come in very handy. Some of the modern ones...

They come in very handy. Some of the modern ones have a fold out piece in the front that allows you to carry boxes and larger packages by the pressure of the spring part pressing the article against...
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