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post Aug 17 2013, 11:07 PM, updated 6y ago

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This thread has came a long way and this is the second version of the original - v1

Lets continue the discussion here...

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post Aug 17 2013, 11:09 PM

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A Beginners Guide to Folding Bikes
This is started off by etigge and earl-ku, if anyone else has anything to contribute, please do let me know.

1) How much should i be spending?

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2) Whats Brands are there?
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3) what to look out for when buying your foldies

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4) What are the basic mods i can perform?

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5) What accesories should i start off with?

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Ride Safe! --- > http://bicyclesafe.com/

Do join us at https://www.facebook.com/lowyat.folding.bike for more pictures ... Group created by robyn

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post Aug 17 2013, 11:49 PM

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i have a reserved post there ... anything you guys wanna place there ...

anyone has any favorite folding bike shop they would like to put there ...
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post Aug 18 2013, 11:44 PM

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QUOTE(gilbertlhl @ Aug 18 2013, 04:46 PM)
Why change title? I think last time title better... now title seem like only limit to few brand...
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hahaha not enough space ... i can remove them if thats the case hahaha

QUOTE(ggMing @ Aug 18 2013, 10:19 PM)
hi all, i would like to ask... doppelganger not favourable here? why is that so..? thanks

is all folding bike can be customized? say brakes.. FD, RD... and such... i was in MTB before, now looking to get a foldable bike..
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post Aug 18 2013, 11:46 PM

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QUOTE(H2D @ Aug 18 2013, 10:48 PM)
earl-ku

bro, how's the  folding mechanism of the Change?
the bike very interesting... can compare with montague...

saw ur post on this bike, made a search...
frame only is also available.. seems affordable... smile.gif

how else can you fold a bicycle.....  tongue.gif


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the folding mechanism seems to be sturdier than montague ...

the montague is american ... and change is taiwanese ...

the folding is a bit troublesome at times ...
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post Aug 19 2013, 12:11 AM

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QUOTE(H2D @ Aug 19 2013, 12:10 AM)
troublesome is not a problem...
solid it has to be... for off road bashing....  biggrin.gif

this bike is rare, even in taiwan...
great that u can get ur hands on one...
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once u get the hang of it then folding it will be easier ... easier ... but not a breeze ...

yeah there is a few videos of them using the bike on some mtb trail ...

mine is a monocoque fork ... and there was a wild though of replacing that with a suspension fork ...

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post Aug 19 2013, 12:22 PM

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I think I manage to locate the source of the creaking sound... its from the seat...

I read that it will need some cleaning on the post and clamps...

And some ceramic grease required on the saddle rail...

What else can I do and where can I get some ceramic grease... some say toothpaste should work too or should I get some normal grease from the hardware shop?
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post Aug 19 2013, 03:44 PM

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QUOTE(Frostlord @ Aug 19 2013, 03:30 PM)
im getting 2 of them. so roughly 1.5k for 2?
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Anything less than 1k each...go bike shop just choose color...
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post Aug 19 2013, 07:33 PM

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QUOTE(2kia @ Aug 19 2013, 03:45 PM)
i reckon the raleigh ugo or louis garneau would be a good choice, costing between 800 - 900 respectively

n those r interested with the full size folding ChangeBike, this shop here in penang does stock em

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Hmmm not many would recomend change... u riding one?

But this definitely out of the price range...
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post Aug 19 2013, 11:24 PM

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QUOTE(2kia @ Aug 19 2013, 11:21 PM)
nah, but def thought of getting one in future haha

the cheapest is less than 3k i think, with components worth only half the price compared to if u get a regular HT MTB..

27sp acera groupset with XCR 80mm fork

but i reckon the folding mechanism is better than montague..
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4.4k for a monocoque fork ... and with a suspension in the front, will be bout 5k

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post Aug 19 2013, 11:30 PM

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QUOTE(H2D @ Aug 19 2013, 11:28 PM)
less than 3k is price in taiwan right??

tht's wht i found... 27K NT$... the model with basic acera...

if can sell in msia less than RM 3k???  biggrin.gif

the hybrid is more expensive cos carbon fork...

38k++ NT$....

can book a holiday to taiwan.. just get the frame sumbat in luggage...
then gamble wit kastam...  biggrin.gif
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post Aug 19 2013, 11:42 PM

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QUOTE(H2D @ Aug 19 2013, 11:32 PM)
u mean the hybrid??
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yeah thats what i have ... the DF611
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post Aug 19 2013, 11:47 PM

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Some pics from our short ride last weekend..

budgee robyn theotheryun

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post Aug 19 2013, 11:52 PM

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QUOTE(Robyn @ Aug 19 2013, 11:47 PM)
@earl-ku

this week cycling again ?? laugh.gif

come lets start the head count now ... keke
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have a few friends wanna try putrajaya - we can do that if you are interested ... very easy as well
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post Aug 19 2013, 11:54 PM

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QUOTE(2kia @ Aug 19 2013, 11:51 PM)
pretty sure i was quoted around 3k only for the DF-509D when i enquired last year, hmmm..
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serious ar then the guy whom i got it 2nd hand must have lied to me then lol
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post Aug 19 2013, 11:59 PM

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Can i use normal industrial grease in place of ceramic grease?

Am trying to get my hands on some for the squeaking sound from my seat post or seat railing
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post Aug 20 2013, 12:00 AM

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QUOTE(2kia @ Aug 19 2013, 11:58 PM)
hmm nvm la, already bought ma

change to some decent fork n u can go offroad with it!

i believe the frame is the same, just as good
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QUOTE(H2D @ Aug 19 2013, 11:59 PM)
wht price he said?
i tot u said the hybrid is 43XX RM?
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its from the price tag attached in the manuals ...

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post Aug 20 2013, 12:35 AM

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QUOTE(2kia @ Aug 20 2013, 12:30 AM)
do u guys know any good photo upload site besides imgur, photobucket n imageshack?

been trying to upload two photos from my comp for at least 30 mins n still pending ><
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upload to fb and then copy the image url ...
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QUOTE(samosaurus @ Aug 20 2013, 10:18 AM)
That one is a Topeak flashstand for MTBs.. Very useful for bikes without kickstand..

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This is a more "elegant" flashstand which is meant for road bikes..

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Hahaha!!! My "other" hobby is collecting folding knives..  cool2.gif

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Sam how much is this stand?
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post Aug 20 2013, 10:18 PM

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QUOTE(etigge @ Aug 20 2013, 07:44 PM)
There's a price war among the dealers. Therefore, when you call, they give you a price that is allowed by the wholesalers. If you go directly and negotiate, the price might be lower! smile.gif  That or, they give you some freebies and the wholesalers can't complain like what Van's is doing with Terns. So, if you are really keen, visit the shops.

Afterall, other than the bike, you still need helmet, front and rear lights, gloves, bottle cage etc.  icon_rolleyes.gif
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doesnt hurt to go walk around those shops ... go a few shops ... see who you "syiok" lah ... service and friendliness matters ...

for me even though the price might vary ... but if that shop is friendly ... i would pay the difference

and its an outdoor sport ... stop checking price online and calling ... get up and go out

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