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05-07-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By onbike 1939

Now that's just silly......I'm trying to be...

Now that's just silly......I'm trying to be serious here. :mad:
05-07-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By onbike 1939

This is particularly hard on me as I've long been...

This is particularly hard on me as I've long been convinced that my posts are the only ones worth reading. ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,448
Posted By onbike 1939

I do have to admit that it does look good on your...

I do have to admit that it does look good on your old Dad. :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-18, 03:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,448
Posted By onbike 1939

Interesting Dave. I'll be interested how you do...

Interesting Dave. I'll be interested how you do with using it for touring as while it's a great city bike I'm a bit doubtful about its suitability for touring.

If you do manage the UK and get all...
Forum: Touring
02-09-18, 04:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,905
Posted By onbike 1939

I know that area of France well and have visited...

I know that area of France well and have visited it for around thirty-odd years. I'm fond of the Atlantic coast and particularly so of the food there. Royan is such a pleasant town and the huge,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By onbike 1939

Have a look here at this forum and ask away as...

Have a look here at this forum and ask away as they are very helpful and several retailers are members.


Pedelecs - Electric Bike Community (http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-17, 03:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,730
Posted By onbike 1939

Errrrrrr.....OK. "Specification The...

Errrrrrr.....OK.

"Specification

The table below gives an overview of the typical specification of the AM Esprit. This model can be built to your custom specification by your dealer or direct...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,730
Posted By onbike 1939

True....it does not have "shot-in" tube...

True....it does not have "shot-in" tube construction but given it is actually made in the BOA factory then I fail to see how it's not a "real" BOA frame.

I have both a TSR27 and an Esprit....the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-17, 06:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,730
Posted By onbike 1939

The "Esprit" is not made by Pashley but by...

The "Esprit" is not made by Pashley but by Moulton in Bradford-on-Avon.

"Production of the bicycles will initially remain unchanged, so the TSR will continue to be made in Stratford-upon-Avon,...
11-17-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 688
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Posted By onbike 1939

I had my Moulton TSR27 modified to E-assist by...

I had my Moulton TSR27 modified to E-assist by ARCC innovations....this is a stock image and my own is orange.

Range around 26 miles on lowest range of assist but the small battery means that a...
Forum: Touring
10-22-17, 05:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,649
Posted By onbike 1939

Bill in the video was typical of thousands of...

Bill in the video was typical of thousands of bike tourers in Scotland in the forties, fifties and early sixties. It was common at that time for people to leave work on a Friday evening and set off...
Forum: Touring
09-16-17, 03:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,933
Posted By onbike 1939

France has so many treasures that it is important...

France has so many treasures that it is important not to stretch yourself too far in an effort to see everything. IMO having cycle-toured there for over thirty years and lived there for three...I...
Forum: Touring
08-31-17, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By onbike 1939

Having had an Extrawheel trailer I wonder at the...

Having had an Extrawheel trailer I wonder at the need to also carry Panniers. Even when camping I would have thought that two large panniers on the trailer with the tent and sleeping mat carried on...
Forum: Touring
08-31-17, 05:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,284
Posted By onbike 1939

Never....never ...tell yourself that you will...

Never....never ...tell yourself that you will fulfil all of your touring dreams when you will retire but until then will just carry on working.

It has been my experience that many of those who did...
08-31-17, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By onbike 1939

I've had the same problem and used an Arc welder...

I've had the same problem and used an Arc welder to build up the tab to suit.

Some frame configurations tend to accentuate this problem.
07-30-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By onbike 1939

Better to replace the screw with an Allen-headed...

Better to replace the screw with an Allen-headed one reversed which allows you to adjust it when the RD is pulled back.
07-30-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By onbike 1939

This is sometimes caused by the "H" screw on the...

This is sometimes caused by the "H" screw on the FD being a little too tight to allow the chain to remain on the large ring. Unscrew the "H" a quarter of a turn usually fixes this.
Forum: Touring
07-12-17, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By onbike 1939

Here's a bag which is great quality and is narrow...

Here's a bag which is great quality and is narrow allowing it to fit between the cables on drops. Holds quite a bit too.
...
06-28-17, 04:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,512
Posted By onbike 1939

Now I do know that is true......if what you tell...

Now I do know that is true......if what you tell me is true. :)


I'm feeling pretty miserable knowing that I'm exactly what this guy needs but live overseas.........:(
Forum: Touring
06-22-17, 08:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,143
Posted By onbike 1939

I think that there could be no harder test of the...

I think that there could be no harder test of the Dualdrive than having these on Pedicabs.

I run one along with a 9 speed Der on my Moulton TSR27 and have read elsewhere that given the rather...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-17, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By onbike 1939

A really neat job Bruce...it looks good.

A really neat job Bruce...it looks good.
05-12-17, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By onbike 1939

I've used every kind of chain lube over the past...

I've used every kind of chain lube over the past forty years including paraffin wax et al but am very impressed with this water-based lube which not only lubricates but makes the problem of grit...
Forum: Touring
03-07-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,428
Posted By onbike 1939

If the Ridgeback interests you it might be...

If the Ridgeback interests you it might be profitable to have a look at this thread....probably the later part and look for posts by "Bretonbikes" who runs a business usingthe 26" wheeled model.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-17, 04:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,217
Posted By onbike 1939

I followed the same route as you have on my two...

I followed the same route as you have on my two Moulton bikes (TSR27 and Esprit) regarding the shifters and would never go back to Brifters. Came up against the same problems with the diameter of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-16, 04:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,489
Posted By onbike 1939

This seems wise and it's best to try the original...

This seems wise and it's best to try the original set-up before changing anything at all. The gear range with your transmission does seem pretty good but only by trying it will you know if it fits...
Forum: Touring
11-23-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,179
Posted By onbike 1939

A really interesting thread and very enjoyable. I...

A really interesting thread and very enjoyable. I cycle-camped in France every year for around forty years and lived there for three. I have to say my experience is one of friendly and helpful people...
Forum: Foo
11-22-16, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By onbike 1939

Before a "Combi" type boiler is installed it's...

Before a "Combi" type boiler is installed it's essential that the whole CH system is cleaned by pumping the water contained through pump-driven filters which can takes some time. Not to do so does...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,629
Posted By onbike 1939

I had one for many years and I was searingly...

I had one for many years and I was searingly fast....at one time breaking my 12mph record.


It was a one-off but very rewarding. :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,629
Posted By onbike 1939

All else being equal I would have thought that...

All else being equal I would have thought that the Airnimal Chameleon deserves a mention. It was specifically designed to have road bike qualities and is a popular choice of racing men when they have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-16, 03:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By onbike 1939

jur....you have no idea how depressed this makes...

jur....you have no idea how depressed this makes me. ^^^^^^^^^^


Many thanks for this thread....great stuff and hat's off to you. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
09-25-16, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,744
Posted By onbike 1939

SPA CYCLES Nidd Leather Saddle :: 38.00 :: Parts...

SPA CYCLES Nidd Leather Saddle :: 38.00 :: Parts & Accessories :: Saddles - Leather :: Spa Cycles, Harrogate - The touring cyclists specialist....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-16, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By onbike 1939

To lose a Moulton is bad enough but to lose a...

To lose a Moulton is bad enough but to lose a Moulton equipped with a Rohloff is just terrible....my sympathies.

I really wish I had had my TSR27 back when I was able to tour as I think it would...
09-25-16, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By onbike 1939

I've used Sheldon's method a few times and it...

I've used Sheldon's method a few times and it worked fine. Best to check if all is in line when finished and he gives a way of doing this too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,240
Posted By onbike 1939

Exactly so....both my Moultons prove this point.

Exactly so....both my Moultons prove this point.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,489
Posted By onbike 1939

This is a Moulton and uses a brazed-on FD bracket...

This is a Moulton and uses a brazed-on FD bracket so there's no way one could get the FD low enough for the chainrings.

What I've done is to rejig the cassette to give me 9-32 which gives me the...
Forum: Touring
09-02-16, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By onbike 1939

Cheaper yet is the Spa Cycles range of leather...

Cheaper yet is the Spa Cycles range of leather saddles and these are good quality too. For example this one:


SPA CYCLES Wharfe Leather Saddle :: 40.00 :: Parts & Accessories :: Saddles -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,489
Posted By onbike 1939

Thanks. I'm going to have a hard think about this.

Thanks. I'm going to have a hard think about this.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,489
Posted By onbike 1939

I need really low gears and am running a 53/39...

I need really low gears and am running a 53/39 chain-set with a 9-28t cassette at the moment. I'd like a yet lower geaar but having tried a 32t sprocket I run into difficulty as this would seem to...
Forum: Touring
08-31-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By onbike 1939

Time to leave the Brooks behind and try Gilles...

Time to leave the Brooks behind and try Gilles Berthoud's saddles if you want thick and treated leather combined with superlative workmanship.


Berthoud saddles Products | wallbike.com...
Forum: Touring
08-31-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,352
Posted By onbike 1939

I refuse to believe that Loggers have any use for...

I refuse to believe that Loggers have any use for vegetables at all....they're far too manly.

They may dress up in women's clothing that's true.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,489
Posted By onbike 1939

Apparently this comes with two specs....something...

Apparently this comes with two specs....something I've never heard of.

"With two spec options that enable a typical MTB cassette (11-32,11-34,11-36) or a close ratio road cassette...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,489
Posted By onbike 1939

As mentioned in the Capreo thread the 3 pulley...

As mentioned in the Capreo thread the 3 pulley Suntour derailleur looks pretty good and would do the job but are apparently very difficult to find.


...
Forum: Touring
08-31-16, 03:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,352
Posted By onbike 1939

A strange if not expensive solution when the...

A strange if not expensive solution when the obvious answer to this problem is to use a lube which does not attract grit in the first place. My post up thread advocates a lube which attracts no grit...
Forum: Touring
08-31-16, 03:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,145
Posted By onbike 1939

For this post alone ....I now regard you as my...

For this post alone ....I now regard you as my "particular friend". :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-16, 03:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,489
Posted By onbike 1939

Very interesting Bruce and especially the the...

Very interesting Bruce and especially the the features of the Front Der. The ability to adjust the mounting is overdue and I know someone who constructed his own in order to give him the ability to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,897
Posted By onbike 1939

True.....but I need the low gears given by the...

True.....but I need the low gears given by the small chainring given my age and decrepit state.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,897
Posted By onbike 1939

I remembered something like this but was unable...

I remembered something like this but was unable to remember which one it was. I'm going to look around for one though I'm not optimistic.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-16, 02:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,897
Posted By onbike 1939

Yes....I used the sprockets from another Shimano...

Yes....I used the sprockets from another Shimano cassette to change mine in a search for smaller gears.

Problem is that the small 17" inch wheels means that if one has to use a larger capacity...
08-30-16, 02:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,104
Posted By onbike 1939

True........I replace my "B" screws with similar...

True........I replace my "B" screws with similar Allen-headed one as it makes adjustment easier.
Forum: Touring
08-29-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,352
Posted By onbike 1939

If you want to get rid of the crud that builds up...

If you want to get rid of the crud that builds up on the cassette then ditch all oil-based lubes and go for this one which is not oil-based and keeps everything clean. It attracts no grit at all and...
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