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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Joe Remi

Get a Brompton.

Get a Brompton.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Joe Remi

I would add that at best it saves some space in a...

I would add that at best it saves some space in a bedroom. Beyond that it's still a pretty big package for a folding bike, so only buy if it looks in decent shape and you think it's kinda cool.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-22, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Joe Remi

The decals were probably applied over faded ones...

The decals were probably applied over faded ones in the '80s. At that time putting component stickers on frames was a thing - especially mountain bikes - and I'm guessing the owner of this folder had...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
Posted By Joe Remi

Interesting. I wonder if the China market...

Interesting. I wonder if the China market Boardwalk D5 I just posted about is coming here.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Joe Remi

It's not a low-end Dahon, it uses a cromoly...

It's not a low-end Dahon, it uses a cromoly frame, alloy crank (with fancy steel chain guard) and alloy seatpost; plus a dedicated Dahon-branded shifter, derailleur and 5-speed cassette. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Joe Remi

Dahon Boardwalk D5

Here's something cool I found. Has anyone seen one?

https://www.dahon.com.hk/products/dahon-boardwalk-d5-hac653-folding-bike
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 28,470
Posted By Joe Remi

An Origami Swift would be pretty dang cool.

An Origami Swift would be pretty dang cool.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,800
Posted By Joe Remi

I suspect a lot of it has to do with they sell...

I suspect a lot of it has to do with they sell every bike they make that way. Harley-Davidson used to be like this in motorcycles, too, they sold the same basic design for decades and couldn't keep...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By Joe Remi

Hydraulic discs are very powerful with good...

Hydraulic discs are very powerful with good modulation. They should work well for you but you definitely have to relearn braking from older systems, especially if you're used to caliper road brakes....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,800
Posted By Joe Remi

I'm extremely disappointed in the CF fork. I was...

I'm extremely disappointed in the CF fork. I was expecting an all ti bike, this ain't that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,800
Posted By Joe Remi

And ride. The fold of Brompton is the fantastic...

And ride. The fold of Brompton is the fantastic magic trick no one seems to be able to match, but pakiT operates better as a bicycle.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,800
Posted By Joe Remi

Yep, it's a halo product. The numbers are in...

Yep, it's a halo product. The numbers are in ebikes, which I expect an update on soon. They sent me a survey recently with several rear-hub-motor options to look at.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,324
Posted By Joe Remi

Seconded for the hub motor and small battery....

Seconded for the hub motor and small battery. This looks like a solid platform for it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-22, 01:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,800
Posted By Joe Remi

Pretty cool! Not cool enough to get that kinda...

Pretty cool! Not cool enough to get that kinda money from me - and I don't ride carbon forks - but nice effort.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,090
Posted By Joe Remi

I'm about 173cm and that style of Dahon fits well...

I'm about 173cm and that style of Dahon fits well without having to lean far forward. I think you would be quite cramped on one.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-07-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 883,860
Posted By Joe Remi

On a bike that's going to cost $4500 to get it to...

On a bike that's going to cost $4500 to get it to its original claimed weight. This was quite a journey to end up at about what you would expect a decently lightweight titanium folder to cost.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,166
Posted By Joe Remi

I see this place is as cheerful as ever. Now I...

I see this place is as cheerful as ever. Now I remember why I stopped checking it. Back to that! 🙋‍♂️
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,166
Posted By Joe Remi

I can do USA, I don't know anything about...

I can do USA, I don't know anything about Istanbul. Maybe they'll ship.

https://portapedalbike.com/catalog/brompton-h6lx-flame-lacquer-black-black-edition-superlight/
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,166
Posted By Joe Remi

I can find plenty of Bromptons right now at the...

I can find plenty of Bromptons right now at the old prices. Plenty of used ones, too. It's only an issue if you don't want to spend the money.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,166
Posted By Joe Remi

Also it probably should be considered an upgrade...

Also it probably should be considered an upgrade from the 2-speed cog, not downgrade from 6-speed hub.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,166
Posted By Joe Remi

I think it's an interesting alternative for a...

I think it's an interesting alternative for a line that mostly does use IGH. A mini cassette and hub is lighter than an IGH, plus easier to remove on the road for a flat. The gear range seems fine to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,166
Posted By Joe Remi

It's here. 4-speed, bigger and spoked EZ Wheels,...

It's here. 4-speed, bigger and spoked EZ Wheels, they finally created a stock version of a Brompton the aftermarket has been building.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-25-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By Joe Remi

It was just a thought because it's in a non-ebike...

It was just a thought because it's in a non-ebike forum and may be seen by a lot of non-e users who only know regular folding bikes. I see an absurd amount of advertising for folding ebikes that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By Joe Remi

Let's put it this way because anyone can try it...

Let's put it this way because anyone can try it and maybe they'll like it: A 37 pound bike is not something I want to sling around stairs and trains every morning. A non-e 6-speed Brompton with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By Joe Remi

The thing to remember if you're a foldy used to...

The thing to remember if you're a foldy used to regular bikes is none of these things are light and you won't be carrying one far, and stairs would not be fun at all. The low end of the weight class...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 883,860
Posted By Joe Remi

Well it ain't cheap, but 20.3 pounds is a good...

Well it ain't cheap, but 20.3 pounds is a good number.

https://www.helix.ca/store/ultralight/
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 883,860
Posted By Joe Remi

Hey, I got it, too! "Helix is now available...

Hey, I got it, too!

"Helix is now available in an Ultralight spec using the industry’s best components including Shimano Dura-Ace derailleur, Sram XX1 Eagle carbon crankset, Formula Cura XC...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Joe Remi

I don't think a singlespeed Boardwalk has a rear...

I don't think a singlespeed Boardwalk has a rear derailleur hanger for a tensioner, which is what you would need need to run a triple crank with one gear in back.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Joe Remi

I think it would cheaper/easier to buy another...

I think it would cheaper/easier to buy another Boardwalk with gears, I see them all the time on Craigslist. Then sell the one you have or keep it for occasional "no shifting, just ride" jaunts.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 28,470
Posted By Joe Remi

Answering part of my own question because I heard...

Answering part of my own question because I heard from Origami: Lotus is available and comes with fenders, the luggage block and a front bag. That's a good deal!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 28,470
Posted By Joe Remi

This thread got quiet. Is the 16-inch-wheel Lotus...

This thread got quiet. Is the 16-inch-wheel Lotus available now? Is the 20-incher still happening?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,309
Posted By Joe Remi

Each internal-gear hub I've used - I've used a...

Each internal-gear hub I've used - I've used a lot of them - made some clicking noises in certain gears, and they all were slightly different from each other. Yours is probably fine.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,797
Posted By Joe Remi

The Brompton situation is madness, too. It's...

The Brompton situation is madness, too. It's extremely difficult to find any new ones in stock in the USA, and the CHPT3 models are listing for thousands over MSRP on Ebay. The bike boom + overseas...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,797
Posted By Joe Remi

At the moment I believe it's a "grab it if you...

At the moment I believe it's a "grab it if you can get it" price. There are precious few new Moultons available anywhere right now, and the used market in the US for modern ones is non-existent. If...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 60,116
Posted By Joe Remi

Here's my Rocket Red/Black Edition H6L-X with...

Here's my Rocket Red/Black Edition H6L-X with Gilles Berthoud ti saddle. Sorry about the glare, that red powdercoat is really shiney. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 60,116
Posted By Joe Remi

That's quite a Brompton journey you went on since...

That's quite a Brompton journey you went on since this thread started! I dig your Graphite 2-speed ti with all the mods, it's got a really cool "just what you need and no more" vibe.

My reread of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By Joe Remi

You need a brand name for the bike, Shimano is a...

You need a brand name for the bike, Shimano is a decal referring to parts on it. It's either Adventurer - which I've never heard of - or that's the model name and you need to know which brand...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 883,860
Posted By Joe Remi

Start with instructions from a regular bike with...

Start with instructions from a regular bike with that hub and see if it looks the same as your bike. You should be able to disconnect the shifter cable somewhere near the wheel, then loosen two bolts...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 883,860
Posted By Joe Remi

They had a steerer failure?? I do not understand...

They had a steerer failure?? I do not understand how that happened after all the years spent on prototyping and testing before bikes were delivered.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Joe Remi

Yep Linberl, that's the issue. I probably would...

Yep Linberl, that's the issue. I probably would have thought of that idea eventually but my riding time has been not-so-great the last year so I never got around to being bothered by it. For the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Joe Remi

I'm the seller, I paid $1200 (plus shipping) for...

I'm the seller, I paid $1200 (plus shipping) for it from the original owner last year. It's not a rattle in the hub, it's that the coaster brake creates a reaction in the junction where the rear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,619
Posted By Joe Remi

Well more power to him if he ever comes back. I'm...

Well more power to him if he ever comes back. I'm rarely here anymore myself so it wouldn't make any difference to me. Live and let live!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By Joe Remi

That's very cool. And with a very rare Selle...

That's very cool. And with a very rare Selle Italia Flite Carbon saddle, I don't think very many people were brave enough to try it!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,619
Posted By Joe Remi

Oh that would be hilarious. The last time I saw...

Oh that would be hilarious. The last time I saw Abu was on the Velo-Orange blog chewing them out about their Neutrino mini velo. Fun guy!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,362
Posted By Joe Remi

The person who was going to get the Urbano never...

The person who was going to get the Urbano never posted again.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,282
Posted By Joe Remi

It's appalling that Tern is still in business. Do...

It's appalling that Tern is still in business. Do not buy that bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By Joe Remi

Try to test an H model Brompton if you can. It's...

Try to test an H model Brompton if you can. It's marketed to taller riders but I'm 5'-6" with arthritis in my wrists and couldn't make the M bar work. The H is taller and works for me tilted back a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,925
Posted By Joe Remi

You got some oddly complex answers to your simple...

You got some oddly complex answers to your simple question. No there won't be a massive change, the bars will just be a bit lower.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,815
Posted By Joe Remi

He was talking about new models on his MTBR forum...

He was talking about new models on his MTBR forum three weeks ago with a link to his site.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 883,860
Posted By Joe Remi

I think the SF Craigslist seller's price is...

I think the SF Craigslist seller's price is unethical gouging, and the fact they're still available supports this. But who knows, maybe he'll get lucky one day.
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