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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Schwinnsta

Make a video of you trying to fold the bike. You...

Make a video of you trying to fold the bike. You may have to link to it. Make sure you are raising the seat post first.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Schwinnsta

I would ask BF first.

I would ask BF first.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Schwinnsta

You need a longer seatpost. What diameter is your...

You need a longer seatpost. What diameter is your post? There are telescopic posts in some sizes. Some ignore min insert mark but only a tad, say a half inch.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 32,168
Posted By Schwinnsta

If you want the same flex with Ti, the tube has...

If you want the same flex with Ti, the tube has to have a slightly larger diameter (thou it can be thinner). It is not a problem with clearances and standards. Aluminum has a even lower Modulus of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 32,168
Posted By Schwinnsta

While Ti alloys rival steel for strength, its...

While Ti alloys rival steel for strength, its Modulus of Elasticity is about 60% of steel. So it is more flexible for the same size tube. This should allow for more suspension or compliance giving Ti...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Schwinnsta

Swift came with them but I removed them.

Swift came with them but I removed them.
06-07-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By Schwinnsta

Is this still available?

Is this still available?
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
05-27-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,721
Posted By Schwinnsta

Very nice looking. How much will these sell for?

Very nice looking. How much will these sell for?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,863
Posted By Schwinnsta

One of my concerns with Asian designed and...

One of my concerns with Asian designed and marketed bikes is whether they would be too small for me. I ride an H Brompton and a Large Swift.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,863
Posted By Schwinnsta

pericleto...

pericleto (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/pericleto-453866.html), I am curious, how tall are you?
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
05-18-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,489
Posted By Schwinnsta

I have not had a Birdy but I have had Moultons,...

I have not had a Birdy but I have had Moultons, two of them. I am not fan of front wheel suspension. I find the efficiency I gain by being able to take on bumpy roads, I lose to bobbing. So just a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,489
Posted By Schwinnsta

The Brompton is not uncomfortable. Many tour on...

The Brompton is not uncomfortable. Many tour on them. You do have to be more careful of potholes and such due to the size of the wheels. Ideally you should try them before you buy if that is possible.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By Schwinnsta

30 to 90 gear inches with 8 gears or more.

30 to 90 gear inches with 8 gears or more.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By Schwinnsta

I seldom use the rack to carry stuff. I have not...

I seldom use the rack to carry stuff. I have not yet had the rack stays buckle. I primarily carry loads on the front block. I have carried up to 30 pounds, not recommending it. Steering gets dicey...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,212
Posted By Schwinnsta

Excellent, what is your gear range?

Excellent, what is your gear range?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By Schwinnsta

It's 1/2" aluminum plate. I cut a square of it...

It's 1/2" aluminum plate. I cut a square of it then drilled a 1 3/4" (44mm) hole in it and cut the remainder into the four pieces that you see. I tapped and screwed the plates together.
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
04-27-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,813
Posted By Schwinnsta

Post a pic of your bike so we can see what up...

Post a pic of your bike so we can see what up against. I think you should be able to find a folding bike that approaches the speed of your large wheeled bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,721
Posted By Schwinnsta

With a fender?

With a fender?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,098
Posted By Schwinnsta

This is very subjective at this point. I have in...

This is very subjective at this point. I have in the past owned a Moulton/Huffy 4-speed (circa 1964,, which at that time was evolutionary for me. It was great hauler and a very good small wheel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By Schwinnsta

There is a review here by EverydayCyclist. He...

There is a review here by EverydayCyclist. He found it well made but uncomfortable. It appears the the Vello luggage block and Brompton luggage block are compatible.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 801,862
Posted By Schwinnsta

You can get quick release seat clamp for 40 mm...

You can get quick release seat clamp for 40 mm diameter. It will have a lip that needs to be filed off. It will act as a stop. I did this with my Brompton. On my Swift, the original skewers are OK....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By Schwinnsta

Make ten posts by posting "post 7" till you get...

Make ten posts by posting "post 7" till you get to 10 then post pictures so we can see what you are dealing with.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Schwinnsta

It sounds like its loose. No special headsets for...

It sounds like its loose. No special headsets for folders AFAIK but I don't have a Friday. You will likely need at least one special headset wrench which is like a large cone wrench and another large...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 88,804
Posted By Schwinnsta

Cycling in NOLA has greatly expanded. With more...

Cycling in NOLA has greatly expanded. With more cyclists out there it has become safer too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 88,804
Posted By Schwinnsta

Loosen the clamp more than you would to slide the...

Loosen the clamp more than you would to slide the saddle on the rails. When you have it very loose raise it up. It the clamp likely has teeth used for tilt adjustment and see if it will rotate.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Schwinnsta

Actually its more about efficiency than speed..

Actually its more about efficiency than speed..
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Schwinnsta

Pogo losses from up and down motion. Losses from...

Pogo losses from up and down motion. Losses from shocks are acceptable to me if they allow for faster speeds overall. So they may allow faster speeds on real bad roads but generally substract from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Schwinnsta

It is front suspension where most of the losses...

It is front suspension where most of the losses occur.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 08:27 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 322,461
Posted By Schwinnsta

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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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, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Schwinnsta

12 is the smallest so you have to go up on...

12 is the smallest so you have to go up on chainring. I have heard that 60 is the largest.
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
03-06-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,212
Posted By Schwinnsta

Sounds like a plan.

Sounds like a plan.
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
03-05-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,212
Posted By Schwinnsta

I did not see that the Aussie used the metal...

I did not see that the Aussie used the metal sleeves. Perhaps because his jockeys do not slide or need to since does not shift it off the cog.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,212
Posted By Schwinnsta

Can you link to some Chinese ones?

Can you link to some Chinese ones?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,212
Posted By Schwinnsta

Yes both jockey wheels need to move. When I say...

Yes both jockey wheels need to move. When I say one cog, I am saying you do not need to add to or change the range, like the one in the picture.

I looked at AussieOnABrompton. You might find a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,212
Posted By Schwinnsta

The jockey wheel is supported at inside end by...

The jockey wheel is supported at inside end by sitting on the metal sleeve. Think of that side as a bearing. I think you have the wheel sitting on plastic sitting on the metal sleeve. In the worse...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,212
Posted By Schwinnsta

Everything is resting on something .(If not...

Everything is resting on something .(If not everything would get tired;) Bolts and sleeves are cantilevered off the derailleur. The jockey wheels can slide and rotate on the sleeves. The forces on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Schwinnsta

There is no default size tire for folders. 20"...

There is no default size tire for folders. 20" 406 is common but other sizes are too. Look at the casing of your existing tires and you can usually find the size embossed or printed. Those sites you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,212
Posted By Schwinnsta

Why not just use something like these...

Why not just use something like these (https://www.mcmaster.com/coupling-nuts/metric-to-metric-male-female-hex-thread-adapters/) to extend the distance? Seems worth a try to me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,212
Posted By Schwinnsta

One thing I noticed is that on your last picture,...

One thing I noticed is that on your last picture, the derailleur on that Brompton is different looking than mine or the one that is shown separately in your picture. Look at the lower jockey wheel....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,212
Posted By Schwinnsta

My guess would be that it is a custom rear frame...

My guess would be that it is a custom rear frame section or purchased that way from Kinetics or such.

Can you get your dropouts concentric and perpendicular to where your wheel can fit in?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,212
Posted By Schwinnsta

I am not sure I understand your question or...

I am not sure I understand your question or problem. It looks like you now have the wheel in and the frame and wheel are in the correct alignment. It looks that way.

When I added a third gear to...
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.
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