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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,976
Posted By 2_i

Well, Delta just dropped their surcharges for...

Well, Delta just dropped their surcharges for sports equipment:

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/delta-airlines-eliminates-fee-for-sporting-equipment-including-bikes.html

I wonder whether them not...
07-13-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By 2_i

You rotate the rings relative to each other and...

You rotate the rings relative to each other and the number of options for a relative orientation of 2 rings is equal to or less than the number of arms. You usually go from outside in in the settling...
07-13-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By 2_i

To make a compass work I found that I needed to...

To make a compass work I found that I needed to put it on a nonmagnetic mount that was sticking out very far away from handlebars. Even then the readings could not be fully trusted. One way out is to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By 2_i

I second the advice of trying them out. You can...

I second the advice of trying them out. You can have a good bike at the start that gets abused to the point of becoming useless especially if you lack tools at the location. Aren't there any Dahons...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,976
Posted By 2_i

I always have inflated tires and the bike is...

I always have inflated tires and the bike is always inspected by TSA - for them this is apparently not an issue. On your side, flying high up adds 10psi or so, so it is not a problem if you pump up...
07-09-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By 2_i

I would indeed start with a very simple screen...

I would indeed start with a very simple screen and let the user activate functionalities at the cost of clutter. Different people have different focus but they will never be interested in everything...
07-08-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By 2_i

Thanks for the effort. However, the app yields a...

Thanks for the effort. However, the app yields a cluttered display overwhelming even without a ride (and my phone is on a large side). Attempting to use the app during a ride would be just unsafe....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,970
Posted By 2_i

The community would presumably benefit more if...

The community would presumably benefit more if you went with Chedech. You might burn yourself or not and we would learn about getting the bike over and and about testing out in which way it is good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,976
Posted By 2_i

It was a situation where the bottleneck was the...

It was a situation where the bottleneck was the first regional flight on a small plane followed by a couple of long distance flights on larger planes. I am not sure what the policy is when the last...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,976
Posted By 2_i

As one rule one might mention a significant...

As one rule one might mention a significant dependence on the dynamics at the gate/counter. I just flew a full-size bike on Delta without paying any fee. The staff was so preoccupied with figuring...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By 2_i

It may have more to do with the difference in...

It may have more to do with the difference in dynamics between siblings and couples. If you were a SO you might get more traction :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By 2_i

My ultimate bribe in getting my wife to ride was...

My ultimate bribe in getting my wife to ride was in getting her a Brompton. A woman-specific Susan B bike from Terry was also helpful. Right now I work on getting her to ride in the rain and I got...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By 2_i

Get her a lock and a mount for the lock if it is...

Get her a lock and a mount for the lock if it is fancier than just a cable.
06-25-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By 2_i

I use a combination of FM radio, SD card player,...

I use a combination of FM radio, SD card player, and speaker, bluetooth+AUX, that mounts with a tripod bolt onto handlebars. There are many options on Amazon and they are of decent quality,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,976
Posted By 2_i

Delta insists on charging a bike fee even if you...

Delta insists on charging a bike fee even if you have a folding bike that does not exceed any limits. They tried to charge us for a folded Brompton that we took as a carry-on and my wife played the I...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By 2_i

Yes, Rock and Roll Extreme, another memorable...

Yes, Rock and Roll Extreme, another memorable experience. There was this poster riding many miles who on different occasions repeatedly raved about how good lube R&R was. At that point I was still...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By 2_i

I was skeptical but, after reading glowing...

I was skeptical but, after reading glowing reviews on effectiveness of immersing chain in hot wax, I bought beeswax at a hardware store and immersed chain in the wax heated on a hotplate. Well, this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,783
Posted By 2_i

The most fun I had was with bike taxi riders....

The most fun I had was with bike taxi riders. They would clap and ask me to ride around. I was even offered to enroll in a taxi co-op. One aspect of this is that taxi riding is an entry level job and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,783
Posted By 2_i

Of course! I normally go by the nose in any new...

Of course! I normally go by the nose in any new place, erring on overcautious side first and taking small steps forward, observing what locals do. Paradoxically I would leave bike unattended...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,783
Posted By 2_i

I am not into electric bikes, but I had to take...

I am not into electric bikes, but I had to take care of an electric folding bike for a friend who was trying to fly with such a bike and was banned from taking it on the plane due to too high battery...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,783
Posted By 2_i

Obviously every solution is always a compromise...

Obviously every solution is always a compromise and different compromises are best suited for different people and their typical situations. For me with every bike the decision is what gets bolted...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,783
Posted By 2_i

Well my conservative outlook is that when...

Well my conservative outlook is that when Brompton puts out something for their bike it will be at least good enough. If you combine something that is supposed to work for everything with something...
06-13-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By 2_i

I rode occasionally shaft bikes, either Mobikes...

I rode occasionally shaft bikes, either Mobikes or city share bikes. In the share system they were often a better choice than chained bicycles, as they were easier to propel. The chains in the share...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,378
Posted By 2_i

Google "joseph kuosac handlebar for bromptons"...

Google "joseph kuosac handlebar for bromptons" for additional options. You can find them for reasonable prices on Ebay.
06-13-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By 2_i

In China they are all single speed and have no...

In China they are all single speed and have no lights. I noticed some electric ones, but did not try them. My good Bologna experience was with the company below. Within the basic price they provided...
06-13-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By 2_i

I have a Mobike account tied to a Chinese SIM,...

I have a Mobike account tied to a Chinese SIM, but for some reason that SIM did not want to work in Italy, even though it works fine in US. In any case, I have been riding Mobikes in China and they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By 2_i

Where is the picture?? I tried a couple of...

Where is the picture?? I tried a couple of browsers with just some residue showing in one.
Replies: 2
Views: 2,695
Posted By 2_i

Sounds like complete mess and it is difficult to...

Sounds like complete mess and it is difficult to give advice as company-dealer-customer relations differ with locations. From skimming the web they sell in the US, though, and seem to have a good...
06-11-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,508
Posted By 2_i

Worx Hand Cleaner...

Worx Hand Cleaner (https://worx.ca/product/worx-biodegradable-hand-cleaner) is gritty, like soil, and does wonders. You can use it many times a day when necessary without experiencing any harshness...
06-10-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By 2_i

Wow, I am sorry about that. They were very much...

Wow, I am sorry about that. They were very much pioneers, with the operation conceived by students out of Peking University in my memory. Mobike only came next. Are they dead all around the world? Of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,856
Posted By 2_i

I transported Boardwalk-type Dahons in Brompton's...

I transported Boardwalk-type Dahons in Brompton's B&W case (https://www.b-w-international.com/product/foldon-case/) with dimensions at the border of airline limit 25x24x13. There was a significant...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By 2_i

Indeed, I have a hard time seeing how a 2012 bike...

Indeed, I have a hard time seeing how a 2012 bike can be 19y old in 2019. Somehow I cannot square it :bang:
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By 2_i

Weight for the sake of weight is like art for the...

Weight for the sake of weight is like art for the sake of art - not really practical. To use a bike in real life you need a bell, strap to hold folded bike together, lights, fenders, rack, bottle...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,848
Posted By 2_i

When riding in Amsterdam as a tourist I found...

When riding in Amsterdam as a tourist I found navigating the bike paths a challenge. The traffic is so dense that you have to plan ahead when you want to change lane. When you slow down you risk...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By 2_i

How is the fold with those bars?

How is the fold with those bars?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 206,633
Posted By 2_i

Was that one of these villages losing people so...

Was that one of these villages losing people so that only some elderly remained? I vaguely remember stories of remaining inhabitants making figures, particularly of children, so they would not feel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By 2_i

Here...

Here (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/categories/building_materials/bm/menus/cs/corrosion.html?perpage=all&pageno=1) you have an aircraft supplier page with all the three products listed. T9 is quite...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By 2_i

My 21y old is a Trek, but original by now is only...

My 21y old is a Trek, but original by now is only the frame and fork, though other parts may still pop here and there on other bikes.

In my observation even a meager carbohydrate film on steel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By 2_i

If you do not want the frame to rust, maintain...

If you do not want the frame to rust, maintain it. Electrolysis removes the rust, provided all areas can be reached during its application, but on its own provides no maintenance. Frame Saver is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By 2_i

Well, in the the thread about cable rubbing, you...

Well, in the the thread about cable rubbing, you can see chain rusting on the OP's Brompton, with photo reproduced below, seemingly revealing lack of any chain maintenance there. In this context, I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,263
Posted By 2_i

There are 3 hinges rather than 2 and the...

There are 3 hinges rather than 2 and the drivetrain stays exposed in the folded bike. For the price, though, the bike would be worth a consideration.

Incidentally, if every folding bike gets...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By 2_i

I use the same protective mixture on any exposed...

I use the same protective mixture on any exposed part of a frame and any component as on the chain. My impression is that it protects better than paint. It does not last as long as paint but not as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,558
Posted By 2_i

Is the folded bike size increased for you because...

Is the folded bike size increased for you because of the triple? Does the folded bike lock fine? At some point I tried to limit any increase in the width of the folded bike due to the front triple,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,558
Posted By 2_i

If the friend were to stay with double then the...

If the friend were to stay with double then the cheap SP8 adapter should be enough and still preferred over the K-Series. If the friend ever went to go to triple then the Birdy one would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,876
Posted By 2_i

Our Dahons have steel frames (don't buy no alu)...

Our Dahons have steel frames (don't buy no alu) and the Dahon's site (https://dahon.com/whats-in-a-frame/) lists Boardwalk, Speed P8 and Vybe C7S as having steel frames.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,876
Posted By 2_i

When I was in such a situation, I told them and...

When I was in such a situation, I told them and they built my BF in a matter of days. It arrived 2 days before my departure.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,700
Posted By 2_i

So are you supposed to slip some Brompton bag...

So are you supposed to slip some Brompton bag frame into a pocket with the bottom? Indeed, this is not convenient. Maybe they worry that the bag's bottom is not stiff enough for attaching the mount...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,700
Posted By 2_i

This is definitely an idea. I rode with the...

This is definitely an idea. I rode with the folded bag strapped to the rear carrier and sticking out transversely, but this was only for a couple of kilometers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By 2_i

I have been overtaking people on road bikes while...

I have been overtaking people on road bikes while riding a loaded Brompton, so a blanket statement about folding bikes being significantly slower than road does not apply. Given that a folding bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,700
Posted By 2_i

:lol: We are clearly talking about different...

:lol: We are clearly talking about different amounts of mud calling for a cleaning. In my case there might be so much packed that wheels could only turn if you pushed them hard and a squirt bottle...
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