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Forum: Commuting
12-03-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15,676
Views: 12,263,685
Posted By jfouellette

Ah yes. That’s what I wanted but many $$$$. I had...

Ah yes. That’s what I wanted but many $$$$. I had this built instead. Similar but not the same.

...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-23, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15,676
Views: 12,263,685
Posted By jfouellette

Those are 20 in wheels. They are more stable...

Those are 20 in wheels. They are more stable because of a lower center of gravity. You lose a small amount of high end speed but I use this for city commuting so speed is a lesser issue just like a...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15,676
Views: 12,263,685
Posted By jfouellette

Here is the updated commuter bike. ...

Here is the updated commuter bike.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ede6699f_a0ac_4619_8c3e_d713b2c0fdd5_798f497da226160c68548b51bbad4d4055252a23.jpeg

and this the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-23, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 614
Posted By jfouellette

Thatís the issue with folding bikes. They are...

Thatís the issue with folding bikes. They are first designed to fold and take up less space. Being able to carry or roll them easily has only been achieved by a few manufacturers and at high prices....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-23, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By jfouellette

I have four Litepro crankwheels. They have been...

I have four Litepro crankwheels. They have been reliable. Two are on square taper BB and two on hollowtec. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,867
Posted By jfouellette

What I did with my extra Lombardo frame. I used...

What I did with my extra Lombardo frame. I used parts I had and added a few accessories. I know, it’s esthetics are not great but I’m trying to prevent theft. Bike theft is a problem. Even the Police...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-23, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By jfouellette

Priority Bikes launches folder

Standard double folder with Shimano Nexus 7 speed IGH and carbon belt. What do you think?
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By jfouellette

All bicycles are a compromise between...

All bicycles are a compromise between performance, comfort, size, availabilty, quality and price. A small wheel (20 inch) non foldable minivelo could be an option. A decent quality folding bike could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By jfouellette

Remise of minivelo frame

Since getting my Silverock minivelo, I’ve had this extra frame. I decided to use some parts I’ve accumulated. The New parts are the tires, handlebar, grips, extender, c‚bles and friction shifter....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By jfouellette

Nice! What size did you order? Colour, looks like...

Nice! What size did you order? Colour, looks like dark green or black? What made you choose the All Packa over the New world tourist? We need more pictures😉
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-23, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By jfouellette

My 20 inch 406 (Big Apple) tires on my urban...

My 20 inch 406 (Big Apple) tires on my urban minivelo.


...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By jfouellette

Here is my Dahon Glide with 24 inch wheel. The...

Here is my Dahon Glide with 24 inch wheel. The ability to fold and save space is useful but this comes with a weight penalty. I think 24 wheels make more sense on non folding frames.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-23, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 423,181
Posted By jfouellette

Ridding around an old part of Montreal with my...

Ridding around an old part of Montreal with my Dahon Glide urban bike.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/1000000234_fd18189764eec8f23b5dfc68541022afdcfe8cf0.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-23, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,867
Posted By jfouellette

Here is an alternative mini minivelo ...

Here is an alternative mini minivelo


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x509/2fbc9e6d_43ba_4384_8a2e_33046b31a1e7_3d492eb6fd91fdce9b3a3af3fbfe42527778ba5d.jpeg
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-23, 07:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,867
Posted By jfouellette

The frame was about ca$425 + $90 for shipping ...

The frame was about ca$425 + $90 for shipping

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005005529118411.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.21.21ef1802nvZgx4
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-23, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By jfouellette

Here is another one ...

Here is another one

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005005218086469.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-23, 05:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,268
Posted By jfouellette

This one ...

This one

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/tourney-tz500/SL-TZ500-LN.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,268
Posted By jfouellette

Hello, I ordered it from the Litepro web site. It...

Hello, I ordered it from the Litepro web site. It was on sale with shipping included. The sale is still active I believe. It took about three weeks to arrive. The final price was about CA$850. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,268
Posted By jfouellette

A useful urban folder ...

A useful urban folder
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/pxl_20230805_174929463_b200373f94f7185a538a5b143a1d1d21b4998806.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-23, 07:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,867
Posted By jfouellette

here is another one in Portugal ...

here is another one in Portugal

https://www.velibike.com
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By jfouellette

Hi, I’m in Montreal and own a Dahon Glide P8...

Hi, I’m in Montreal and own a Dahon Glide P8 which is similar to the Node. These bikes are expensive indeed, why? Low volume sales, quality components,Kinectic wheels, Schwalbe big Apple tires,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,867
Posted By jfouellette

This is a non folding frame, a minivelo. The...

This is a non folding frame, a minivelo. The frame is smaller than a regular bike since it uses 20 inch wheels (406). The weight and height specs are therefore similar to a standard bike. Many...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By jfouellette

Silverock Minivelo commuter

Here is my new commuter I’ve gotten built.

From an esthetic perspective, the less accessories would be better but I need a rack to carry my French baguette. The mud guards for when it rains. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,867
Posted By jfouellette

Update to the Silverock build. First, I think I...

Update to the Silverock build. First, I think I heard Ron Damon fall over his chair. :)

From an esthetic perspective, the less accessories would be better but I need a rack to carry my French...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,867
Posted By jfouellette

UPANBIKE Urban Road Bike Retro Handlebar...

UPANBIKE Urban Road Bike Retro Handlebar Moustache Shape Extra Wide Dutch M Shape 31.8mm*640mm 25.4mm*600mm
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,867
Posted By jfouellette

This: ...

This:


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/de474340_a7fd_4040_ad2c_eb7bef912fa3_c245eb0ec8651f145cd5dcf1b3f6a4cbdeb292d9.jpeg

will become this (or almost):

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,867
Posted By jfouellette

A Silverock delivery

Hum, whatís in the box? A bike frame maybe? A new project?

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By jfouellette

Bike Friday is a good choice because the frame is...

Bike Friday is a good choice because the frame is made by considering your anatomy.
06-17-23, 07:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,540
Posted By jfouellette

It’s as though manufacturers decided that in...

It’s as though manufacturers decided that in North America everyone is at least 5’8’’ or you only want a comfort bike. I’m also shortbat 5’4īī. It s also a question of size. Smaller wheels take up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-23, 07:00 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 37,832
Posted By jfouellette

This is great, being able to build the bike as...

This is great, being able to build the bike as wanted. In my case I would transfer the components from an existing bike to this swift.

This is the donor bicycle I would use:

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,268
Posted By jfouellette

Quick update on the bike. Most of the screws...

Quick update on the bike. Most of the screws needed to be torqued (loose crank arm). I replaced the folding pedals with Dahons. Replaced the chain ring with a Litepro 45t instead of the unbranded 47t...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,268
Posted By jfouellette

Here is my trifold bike from Litepro. Basically...

Here is my trifold bike from Litepro. Basically 1/3 the price of a genuine Brompton. It has differences. One is that it will roll even when the front section is not folded. The front wheel doesn’t...
06-06-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By jfouellette

The only thing between you and the road surface...

The only thing between you and the road surface is your tire, that rubber patch touching the road is really small. So, tires and brakes are the most important safety components on the bike. I would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By jfouellette

Here is an update picture. ...

Here is an update picture.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/7537b364_48c7_449e_8157_84b9750ce58c_79bc82f90fc56aa0cd730ad8f052785f7a455204.jpeg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By jfouellette

Here are pictures after I removed the tape. Paint...

Here are pictures after I removed the tape. Paint thinner works well to remove the adhesive residue. The original paint is still nice which is maddening to think someone painted over it. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By jfouellette

The previous owner(s) painted over protective...

The previous owner(s) painted over protective tape. I’ve removed some of it and the original paint is there. The tape was applied on some parts of the frame only. Pictures later…
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-23, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By jfouellette

Thanks for this information. I’m leaning toward...

Thanks for this information. I’m leaning toward the hybrid version. Based on the condition of the frame and components, this bike has has a tough life (maybe abused). I don’t want to add more by...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By jfouellette

I’m reviving this old thread. I just bought this...

I’m reviving this old thread. I just bought this used Dahon Glide over ten years old. It’s a deluxe version of the Briza with IGH and Dynamo. The 24 inch tires really make a difference.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,149
Posted By jfouellette

Here are the replacement parts the seller gave...

Here are the replacement parts the seller gave me. Notice the red dot. So, all the recalls will be taken care. IM only waiting on Bike Friday to let me know if the installation cost is covered.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,149
Posted By jfouellette

Good news the seller found the replacement...

Good news the seller found the replacement headtube, cable and clamp. She never got it installed. It was sent from Bike Friday back in 2013. So the bike is from around 2010. I’ll get this installed....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By jfouellette

Now my new old MEC Origami (Tern)

It’s spring so acquisition time, for bicycles of course. Here is one dated 2013 which is barely used. It was build by Tern for a Canadian outdoors chain, MEC. It has a Shimano Nexus 7 hub. I have the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,149
Posted By jfouellette

My plan is to bring it with me on the metro and...

My plan is to bring it with me on the metro and lock it to my leg 💪
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,149
Posted By jfouellette

My experience is that Chinese (there are are two...

My experience is that Chinese (there are are two Chinas btw) products can be of very good quality. Their have a greater challenge with innovation. They are good at reproducing existing products at a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,149
Posted By jfouellette

In the case of this lady, she used it when on a...

In the case of this lady, she used it when on a trip to Paris four years ago and not much after due to Covid restrictions on travelling.

The engineering of this bike is impressive. The production...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,149
Posted By jfouellette

My new old Tikit Bike Friday

Hi everyone. Here is my new purchase. A used Tikit in size small. I ve contacted Bike Friday to determine the approximate build date to see if this one was involved in the recall ten years ago. I...
03-12-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 45,239
Posted By jfouellette

It looks like some people are sensitive about...

It looks like some people are sensitive about discussing weight and performance. Given this, I’m going to ride my bike. Goodbye and have a nice day being light and fast. Buy whatever floats your boat.
03-12-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,683
Posted By jfouellette

I just came back from the grocery store. It s...

I just came back from the grocery store. It s sunny 32F 0F on my heavy cheap low speed Schwinn loop winter bike with studded tires. It was fun. Obviously if I was looking for high performance, this...
03-11-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,683
Posted By jfouellette

High end buyers are not stupid and gullible. They...

High end buyers are not stupid and gullible. They just see value in different things. They are also willing to be early adopters of technology for example which is very useful as a way to drive...
03-11-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,683
Posted By jfouellette

Correct, the North American bicycle marketing is...

Correct, the North American bicycle marketing is targeted at performance and speed. Ironically, itís the same for cars and SUVís. Really the potential for speed or performance sellís more then...
02-04-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,875
Posted By jfouellette

An important rule for all road and lane users is,...

An important rule for all road and lane users is, see and be seen. Retro reflective materials will help.
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