Technical Info and DIY Guides

Here is my collection of blog posts that are not under any of the other broad categories. Under this tab, you will find lots of technical information regarding many different components, and also some do-it-yourself guides.

Upgrading Info
Guide to Upgrading your Dahon / Tern
Can I Install Tern Handlepost/Fork on Dahon Frame? Part 1: Introduction
Can I Install Tern Handlepost/Fork on Dahon Frame? Part 2: Comparison
Can I Install Tern Handlepost/Fork on Dahon Frame? Part 3: Considerations
Can I Install Tern Handlepost/Fork on Dahon Frame? Part 4: Installation
Can I Install Tern Handlepost/Fork on Dahon Frame? Part 5: Adjustments and Accessories
Road or MTB Components for Dahon / Tern Folding Bikes? - Part 1
Road or MTB Components for Dahon / Tern Folding Bikes? - Part 2
Road of MTB Components for Dahon / Tern Folding Bikes? - Part 3
Introduction to Shimano Road Hydraulic Disc Brake + Shifters: ST-R785 and ST-RS685
Possible Upgrades to a MTB: Mixed Shimano Groupset
Are You A Weight Weenie? Weight comparisons for different components
High Profile 20" Wheelsets
Upgrading the Raleigh MV7 
Chris King R45 11 Speed Rear Hub Disassembly 
Novatec A551SB 74mm Front Hub + LitePro Rims 
Compatibility of 3rd-party upgrade parts 

Bike Maintenance
Wheelsport Rear Hub Maintenance Guide
PZ Racing Rear Hub Maintenance Guide
Bike Maintenance After Rain 
More Bike Maintenance: Chain and Tire Cleaning 
Double Layer Rim Tape
Temporary Fix for a Cut Tire Sidewall
Removing flints and sharp objects from the tire 
Changing Shifter Cable for SRAM X9 Shifter 
Broken Stem Faceplate and Replacement Faceplate 

How-To Guides
How to Build an Affordable, High Performance, Lightweight Folding Bike: Part 1
How to Build an Affordable, High Performance, Lightweight Folding Bike: Part 2
How to Build an Affordable, High Performance, Lightweight Folding Bike: Part 3
How to Build an Affordable, High Performance, Lightweight Folding Bike: Part 4
Using Cateye Strada Digital Wireless with Minoura Bike Trainer
How to Install/Remove Dahon/Fnhon Handleposts
How to Install LitePro Headset on Dahon Bikes 
How to Convert Shimano Shadow Plus RD to Direct Mount
How to Adjust Shimano Shadow Plus RD 
Beginners' Guide to Clipless Pedals
Alternative Way of Folding a Dahon Bike  
Rolling a Dahon Bike around
How to Carry Stuff on your Bike  
Installing a Wide Range 11-34T Rear Cassette

10 comments:

  1. Hi Steve, great post so much info I wanted to ask you ihave an tern linkD8
    Just wanted to get better top speed with just changing the front crank I want to stay with just 8 speed is it possible to go with 50t or greater if yes? Would I need new chain and cost effective options you would recommend

    Thanks Jimmy

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    1. You will need to change the crankset, and likely the BB too, as you cannot change the stock chainring. A longer chain will also be needed.

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    2. Thanks good to kno. My cassette is starting to wear out if I wanted to replace with SHIMANO CS‑HG31 8 SPEED 11‑34T CASSETTE do you see any complications in this? I believe mine is a 12-32t

      Thanks again and keep up the good work on your blog loads of info.

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    3. What is your bike and current setup?

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    4. Tern linkd8 sorry love the bike but can't afford right now to upgrade he whole transmission yet

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    5. Yes it will work. It will increase the gear range, since you now have a 11T top sprocket and a 34T low sprocket. Best to change the chain at the same time.

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    6. Sorry its a stock tern linkd8

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  2. Hi Steve,

    Might it be possible for you to drop me an email/msg? Would like to seek your advise on upgrade stuff.

    Thank you.

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  3. Thanks for all the great work you have done so far! Excellent way to show us your vision.

    I have a big question.

    Do you recommend to upgrade to an internal gear 3 speed Sturmey Archer for a Dahon Mu Uno?

    I have one and the stock speed it has is very light, I need less teeth to gain more speed but feel worried if this can be a disadvantage in case I need in hilly roads.

    Thanks in advance.!

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    1. It should be possible. However, the unique point of the Mu Uno is the simplicity of the single speed. Adding an internal hub with shifters will kind of spoil it.

      It might be better to get a multi speed bike that have the gearing to suit your terrain, rather than modifying the Mu Uno.

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