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Forum: Commuting
12-11-16, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,325
Posted By FedericoMena

This works well for me, with a wide backpack. ...

This works well for me, with a wide backpack.

http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/942773-how-i-attach-my-backpack-my-rear-rack.html
09-14-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By FedericoMena

This is very useful, thank you! I see that your...

This is very useful, thank you! I see that your YouTube channel has a video called "Sturmey Archer mystery part" which describes precisely the actuator plate.

I hope you don't mind an extra...
09-13-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By FedericoMena

What might have caused this failure in a BWR hub?

I have a 6-speed Brompton with the rear BWR hub. Recently, the high gear stopped working. Upon disassembly, we found a broken part. It is like a specially shaped washer with "flaps" that ride over...
04-25-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,402
Posted By FedericoMena

A cargo bike with an e-assist may cost you more...

A cargo bike with an e-assist may cost you more to acquire than a used car, but it's probably going to pay for itself within the first year. Car insurance/gas/maintenance gets expensive, very fast. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,741
Posted By FedericoMena

This is correct. The normal seatpost cannot be...

This is correct. The normal seatpost cannot be removed unless you remove the saddle. People who travel often this way report that the telescoping seat post option makes it easier to remove; I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,414
Posted By FedericoMena

I recently got a Bickerton Portables for my 8yo...

I recently got a Bickerton Portables for my 8yo daughter. Had to flip the saddle post to let the saddle move as much forward as possible. Thanks for the idea of flipping the stem around; it's...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By FedericoMena

Pizza portage thanks to a long-flap saddlebag

Today, it made me so happy to figure this out in a pinch:
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There's an extra flattened box under the pizza box to give it rigidity; both boxes are pushed as forward as possible. ...
03-30-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,334
Posted By FedericoMena

Bickerton Pilot for 8yo - it fits!

The urban bike shops in Mexico City seem to have gotten a shipment of Bickerton Portables. These are nice, not super-luxurious folding bikes.

I just purchased one for my daughter, who is 8 years...
03-18-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,310
Posted By FedericoMena

I have the Velo Orange Copenhagen double-legged...

I have the Velo Orange Copenhagen double-legged kickstand. It is very robust; works very well for groceries.

That Ursus Jumbo looks awesome - it opens wider than the Velo Orange, which should...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,741
Posted By FedericoMena

Totally doable. This thread has good suggestions...

Totally doable. This thread has good suggestions about protecting parts of the bike: http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/952751-flying-brompton-suitcase.html

I've flown a Brompton twice so...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,732
Posted By FedericoMena

Weekdays' breakfast it's a nice and strong cup...

Weekdays' breakfast it's a nice and strong cup from the moka pot and milk.

Weekends it's capuccinos on a piston lever machine.

We live in a coffee-growing region. It's hilly and warm. Life is...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By FedericoMena

MotionX GPS is pretty good if you are on an...

MotionX GPS is pretty good if you are on an iPhone. Doesn't stop recording if you stay on the same place for a while; it lets you pause/resume.
03-01-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By FedericoMena

Er, wrong establishment. You want a torterķa :) ...

Er, wrong establishment. You want a torterķa :)

Or DIY:

On a hot frying pan put some ham, sliced sausages, and melty cheese. Lightly toast a length of baguette. Spread avocado on one half;...
02-29-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By FedericoMena

Is this a pattern?

May I bore you with my memories of three rides?

1. Was on a long, hard group ride, on very rough unpaved roads through beautiful mountains. I had been doing the ride so far only on fruit / water...
02-09-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,062
Posted By FedericoMena

Would a folding bike help you? It has helped me...

Would a folding bike help you? It has helped me a lot. Some patterns of transport that it lets me do:

- Put it in the car; drive to the edge of downtown (little traffic), park, hop into the bike...
Forum: Touring
12-21-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,754
Posted By FedericoMena

I'd say do it however it ends up being...

I'd say do it however it ends up being comfortable for you. On one side of my handlebar, I wrapped the cable coming out of the shifter for four or five turns, and mistakenly did five or six turns on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-15-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,931
Posted By FedericoMena

It fits here: PORTO - STYLISH AND DURABLE...

It fits here: PORTO - STYLISH AND DURABLE EXPANDER (http://www.itluggage.com/products/view/Porto--Stylish-and-Durable-Expander-20)

See this post:...
12-07-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By FedericoMena

What's with fat patches, anyway?

When I started biking I bought a box of tube patches; I think it came with 50 or so round ones that are maybe 5 cm in diameter, and they feel a good 1.5mm thick. I haven't used them all up yet. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,228
Posted By FedericoMena

It's a normal Nissan sedan. My wife (who does...

It's a normal Nissan sedan. My wife (who does most of the car commuting with our daughter, since I work from home) wants to be able to take both their bikes in the car - she'll be getting a folder,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,228
Posted By FedericoMena

Thanks. I tried a Strida a few years ago before...

Thanks. I tried a Strida a few years ago before settling on my current bike. The belt was certainly a good feature. There's a distributor in Mexico City; I may be able to swing by one day and try...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,228
Posted By FedericoMena

Ooooh, I hadn't seen the Osata! That looks...

Ooooh, I hadn't seen the Osata! That looks great, thank you!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-15, 05:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,264
Posted By FedericoMena

My folding bike is not my only bike, but lately...

My folding bike is not my only bike, but lately it may as well be. We have construction going on in our house, and there are some plastic sheet barriers to prevent the spread of dust. The sheets...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-25-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,228
Posted By FedericoMena

Folding bike for children?

My daughter is about to turn 8, and she needs a bigger bike than the 16" non-folder she has.

It would be very convenient to have a small folding bike for her, that we could tuck into the car and...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,874
Posted By FedericoMena

The rolled edges keep water from exiting the...

The rolled edges keep water from exiting the fenders from the sides, so that it only exits from the back.
Forum: Commuting
10-30-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,874
Posted By FedericoMena

The worst weather here doesn't go past rainy /...

The worst weather here doesn't go past rainy / foggy / windy - it doesn't snow. Still, the process of learning to ride in those conditions was, well, a process, rather than something instantaneous...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 851
Posted By FedericoMena

It's a shame that this folding plane - Explore...

It's a shame that this folding plane - Explore the A5 - ICON Aircraft (http://iconaircraft.com/) - is too heavy to carry on a bike trailer. *Then* one would have the perfect combination.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By FedericoMena

The delights of finding not-a-shortcut

To bike from my suburb to the children's museum, one has two choices: brave the highway (uphill, narrow shoulder), or do a really long detour through calmer avenues. Well, today I found that there...
09-30-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,891
Posted By FedericoMena

There was an article a few months ago about how...

There was an article a few months ago about how taxis in Amsterdam (or was it Copenhagen? One of those super-bikeable cities) started carrying bike racks, and they were a huge hit. That way you can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By FedericoMena

Yes, it's due to the internal hub. I've gotten...

Yes, it's due to the internal hub. I've gotten used to mine doing that *shrug*
09-18-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By FedericoMena

Ah, the Taxi of Shame incident. One day I...

Ah, the Taxi of Shame incident.

One day I had to do a supermarket run, so I set up the panniers and the big-ass saddlebag.

There were some bulky and heavy items on the list. Fabric softener,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By FedericoMena

Last month I took my Brompton to Gothenburg, and...

Last month I took my Brompton to Gothenburg, and last year I took it to Strasbourg (close enough to Colmar). I did take a cable lock (horrors!), and found it useful exactly twice on each trip. Both...
Forum: Touring
09-15-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By FedericoMena

... it works very well! It's thick and...

... it works very well! It's thick and comfortable to hold and pump.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,998
Posted By FedericoMena

If you get a rear rack, your bike will become a...

If you get a rear rack, your bike will become a lot more useful. (Actually, any sort of basket/rack will make it a lot more useful).

FWIW here's how I attach my backpack to a rear rack -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,533
Posted By FedericoMena

Biggest load so far on the Brompton, maybe 15 Kg...

Biggest load so far on the Brompton, maybe 15 Kg in the front and 10 or so on the back (backpack hung with a carabiner from the saddle's rails, and secured with the rack's bungies). See also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,861
Posted By FedericoMena

FWIW: My commute is just under 10 Km, on a 2...

FWIW:

My commute is just under 10 Km, on a 2 percent uphill grade (with steeper sections and a couple short downhills). My big bike with 26" wheels is about two minutes slower than my 16"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,533
Posted By FedericoMena

A while ago 1nterceptor recommended going down to...

A while ago 1nterceptor recommended going down to a 39t chainring when I asked - http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/997379-brompton-50t-chainring-vs-44t.html and the bike works GREAT this way. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,595
Posted By FedericoMena

I like to ride the rural roads here and take...

I like to ride the rural roads here and take pictures. I needed a camera bag that makes it easy to access a heavy DSLR without dismounting (Nikon D200 - quite heavy).

I got this - Toploader Zoom...
08-31-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,166
Posted By FedericoMena

Tie a bandanna over your head, pirate style, but...

Tie a bandanna over your head, pirate style, but fold the lower section over twice or so, so that there is an outer lip around your forehead. Put your helmet over this, or don't wear a helmet so the...
Forum: Touring
08-31-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By FedericoMena

The store had a Lezyne Allow Drive, which seems...

The store had a Lezyne Allow Drive, which seems nice enough. Will report later on how it feels.
Forum: Touring
08-26-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By FedericoMena

Periodic reminder that OpenStreetMap is easy to...

Periodic reminder that OpenStreetMap is easy to contribute to, and has plenty of support for tagging bicycl(abl)e infrastructure.

The general area in question is...
Forum: Touring
08-26-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By FedericoMena

This is great, thank you, all!

This is great, thank you, all!
Forum: Touring
08-25-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By FedericoMena

Pump recommendations?

I have 26" wheels, 38mm tyres, and made the mistake of buying a Topeak RaceRocket HP pump, intended for skinny tyres. It's super small and cute and well made, but it pumps very little air per...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,831
Posted By FedericoMena

I guess everyone who reaches this state is...

I guess everyone who reaches this state is liberated in the same way! Thinking, "wow, I'm covering this much distance on my own power? And the city is so beautiful? And I'm not spending a cent?" ...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,831
Posted By FedericoMena

That trunk is completely badass. Good work!

That trunk is completely badass. Good work!
Forum: Commuting
07-08-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,818
Posted By FedericoMena

Excellent :)

Excellent :)
Forum: Commuting
07-08-15, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,056
Posted By FedericoMena

I have the Velo Orange Copenhagen dual-leg one,...

I have the Velo Orange Copenhagen dual-leg one, and it is very good. Pretty much indestructible.
06-23-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By FedericoMena

Lemon water with sugar and salt!!! A...

Lemon water with sugar and salt!!!

A long-sleeved shirt keeps me from being cooked here. One of those magic fabrics that wick sweat away is ideal, although any long-sleeved shirt will work.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-15, 01:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,258
Posted By FedericoMena

Hearing something fall off your rack. Brake...

Hearing something fall off your rack.

Brake failure.

BIKE EATING DRAINS!
Forum: Commuting
05-20-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,571
Posted By FedericoMena

Recently found a very tattered Swiss army knife,...

Recently found a very tattered Swiss army knife, with one of the scales missing. A few days later, a flat screwdriver in good condition. Kept the second one; left the first one - already have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,545
Posted By FedericoMena

Brompton dynohubs and lights

What's the difference (aside from weight/price) in the Brompton configurations that have Shimano and SON dynohubs? Or does anyone have a non-stock, interesting configuration?
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