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  • stts
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    Wow. Folding handles. That is cool. I already loosen the stem bolt and turn it 90 degrees. I didnt realize how much work that was. Hah. But I can put a quick release bolt on my stem. Then no need for a wrench. With all the stuff I mount to my bars, 90 degrees versus folding handles makes more sense for me.

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  • Retrorockit
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    Solves the construction site flat tire problem too.

  • Mike_V
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    That's clever and I can picture it now:
    "That him, two legs up on Evel Knievel, A Flying Goldwing"
    Last edited by Mike_V; 05-31-2022, 02:47 PM.

  • CPG
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    I have the disc brake model hub, but had to buy a new Shimano disc to fit the hub as I recall, as it was different hole spacing from my old disc.

    I used to ride an old beater of a Goldwing motorcycle, and my boom truck at the time also had a wireless remote control. I could sit down on the bike while up on the truck flatbed, and than fly myself off to a gentle touchdown, unhook but leave the rigging on the bike and ride off. Coming back (from lunch usually) I'd just ride under the boom, re-hook the rigging (which I secured while riding) start the truck with the remote, and fly myself back up to the bed, took no time at all and was great fun. One time I had a guy up on a 2 story roof that I needed to talk to before I left, so I just rode/flew the bike up there without even thinking of it, but he was a bit surprised when he turned around. I couldn't believe the number of people who asked "how did you get that heavy Goldwing up there?" This was all before ebikes, and my current crane has less bed (but more crane) so the crane ebike I now use is a perfect solution.

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  • Mike_V
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    The crane bike is a great innovation and your video shows why.
    What brake is on your hub?
    I think those have been made with coaster, drum, roller and no brake(?)

  • Retrorockit
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    Paxtana posted this folding stem. It folds at the front instead of at the fork tube making the bike even thinner than the Satori version. Price is $CAD.
    https://www.revelo.ca/products/buy-thinstem

    I also started a thread that may interest you. Tannus Tire Liners in the DIY forum. Of course the first thing I did was prove you can still get a flat with these!
    https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...us-tire-liners
    I'm still carrying pump, CO2, patch kit and spare tube. Probably not ideal for an aircraft situation.

    I can't think of a better way to get a flat than riding around muddy construction sites. Dry rubber is hard to cut, but when it's wet things go right through it.

    I like the solution of carrying a spare motor crane with you to fix a bicycle flat. You could just suspend the airplane from it too, with the bike inside ;)
    Last edited by Retrorockit; 05-29-2022, 11:36 AM.

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  • CPG
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    I am really liking the new 8 speed Shimano IGH on the crane bike. A bit of a PITA to get set up, mostly a learning curve on what parts I needed, but with about 100 miles of town riding it has solved the one bad thing about the crane bike, it's old wonky chain line. Perfectly straight now, in any gear, damn Rohloffs have spoiled me for that. No where near the spread of the 14 speed Rohloff, but plenty for streets, even streets with hills, just not steep rough trails.

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  • ncmired
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    I've got one of those - works nice. It is slightly taller then a regular stem so you need to lose some spacers.

  • Retrorockit
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    I found a Satori folding stem. Turns 90* either side depending where you start it. It's like a 1 1/4 stem with a locking QR lever, over a 1 1/8" to 1 1/4" adapter stub. It's built like a normal stem with a QR lever replacing a single pinch bolt. I wish my folding bike had the locking button on it's QR lever.

    https://www.amazon.com/Satori-Bicycl...s%2C116&sr=8-2

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  • CPG
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    I don't recall the brand of either the pedals or the handlebars, but I do remember that when I was googling around trying to find folding handlebars, nothing came up, at first. Then a few weeks later, found them and ordered!

    What I really like is the speed the bike deploys at (less then 60 seconds, including opening it's storage compartment and unsecuring it) this makes it so much more practical and satisfying to use than if it took a few minutes. Plus it just makes it look a lot cooler.....like the Montague e bike I carry in my plane, less than 3 minutes after landing, I'm riding off. It takes a bit more securing or it'd be faster....

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  • Retrorockit
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    Almost nothing comes off of my bike with normal tools. Headset,skewers, suspension seatpost all have a coded key / wrench to remove them.
    Keeps people from "borrowing" my stuff.

  • AZguy
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    True that! =]

  • ncmired
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    Hey AZGuy! Yep, got the pedal wrenches, but I don't want low wrench skill peeps I loan my bikes to muck 'em up.

    "Left threaded? What?"

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  • AZguy
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    If you carry a wrench for the pedals they come off/on very quickly... those mks pedals do look sort of cool

  • ncmired
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    I'd like to see it as well. I'm trying out a quick release 90 degree turn stem on my take two Neutrino (which allows for any bar style), but I've also searched here and there for folding bars.

    I also use the MKS quick release pedals.
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