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02-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,335
Posted By Barchettaman

Apologies all for resurrecting this old thread -...

Apologies all for resurrecting this old thread - a complete accident and entirely unintentional.

Have a great weekend!
02-11-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,335
Posted By Barchettaman

Vintage steel and a modern drivetrain is the best...

Vintage steel and a modern drivetrain is the best of all worlds.

Others may disagree.

Theyíre right too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,404
Posted By Barchettaman

You have various options. a smaller bottle...

You have various options.

a smaller bottle style battery on the bottle bosses under the downtube.

a rack battery on... a rear rack.

the Swytch handlebar battery is a decent solution. Itís...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,676
Posted By Barchettaman

Thereís a cheap IKEA bag that fits the Brompton....

Thereís a cheap IKEA bag that fits the Brompton. I think itís called a Dimpa.

maybe worth considering as a more reusable option than the cardboard box.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,404
Posted By Barchettaman

is that a question for me? I am considering...

is that a question for me?

I am considering neither as the front wheel Swytch conversion fulfills my requirements. Itís a decent piece of kit, although installation took a while.

I also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,404
Posted By Barchettaman

Hi Roger, When I am working away, I will be...

Hi Roger,

When I am working away, I will be able to more comfortably park and live temporarily further away from my destination and commute in.

I will hopefully save some cash. The Swytch kit...
12-21-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 14,193
Views: 3,117,198
Posted By Barchettaman

I donít want to be That Guy, but does the front...

I donít want to be That Guy, but does the front wheel look a little close do the downtube on that blue Peugeot?

Or is it just the size of the tyre/ camera angle?

maybe just worth checking the...
12-01-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 181,441
Posted By Barchettaman

Yeah, put it the way, the bike wasnít the...

Yeah, put it the way, the bike wasnít the limiting factor to the speed! It really shifted and the GripShifts were superb.

...
12-01-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 181,441
Posted By Barchettaman

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Gone but not forgotten. I did my 20km PB on this...
11-30-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7,938
Views: 2,408,277
Posted By Barchettaman

Hi Robbie. The mini mudguards are from...

Hi Robbie.

The mini mudguards are from Poundland in the UK, I modded the rear one to fit on the brake bridge.

As the name of the shop suggests they cost £1 ($1.50-ish)

Unfortunately the shop...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,171
Posted By Barchettaman

Possibly not 100% relevant, but I fitted Magura...

Possibly not 100% relevant, but I fitted Magura HS11 brakes to my Dahon Espresso folder and I havenít had any problems with the hoses splitting.

The shifter housings have needed to be replaced,...
11-30-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7,938
Views: 2,408,277
Posted By Barchettaman

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3x8...
11-30-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7,938
Views: 2,408,277
Posted By Barchettaman

I replaced the ancient calipers on my Peugeot...

I replaced the ancient calipers on my Peugeot with long-drop Tektro dual pivots and they were utterly brilliant. ...
10-19-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 74,183
Posted By Barchettaman

that is an awesome build. I hope you enjoy many...

that is an awesome build. I hope you enjoy many happy miles on it!
09-28-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 2,455,490
Posted By Barchettaman

If the drivetrain is working nicely, and the...

If the drivetrain is working nicely, and the spread of gearing works for your riding, I wouldnít upgrade to 27 speed.

21 gears are plenty if theyíre the right gears!

nice little hybrid.
07-07-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Barchettaman

Hi Fietsbob, hope youíre doing well! Itís a...

Hi Fietsbob, hope youíre doing well!

Itís a small racing bike that I built for my wife, and that my 14-yr-old son has requisitioned.

To be honest this will be the last year he can ride it as...
07-06-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Barchettaman

Well, it's installed, nicely dialed in and shifts...

Well, it's installed, nicely dialed in and shifts sweet as a nut front and back, so I'm delighted!
07-06-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Barchettaman

Thanks all. IĎll install it, see if it...

Thanks all.

IĎll install it, see if it shifts ok and if so leave it.
07-06-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Barchettaman

113mm spindle instead of 110mm - OK?

Morning all,

Iím replacing a triple crankset with a compact double (Tourney)

Recommended BB is 110mm.

A search through the parts bin has yielded a decent Shimano 113mm BB.

1.5mm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,404
Posted By Barchettaman

Back to pimping the Espresso: itís about to...

Back to pimping the Espresso: itís about to receive a Swytch front wheel e-bike conversion.
05-24-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Barchettaman

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Something like this, but with a shorter shaft.
05-24-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Barchettaman

Riser stem recommendations

I think I am going to have to admit defeat, and acknowledge that I am 47, not 22, and perhaps I would enjoy riding my Merckx slightly more with a raised drop handlebar.

What would you guys...
05-23-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By Barchettaman

You can get drop bar handlebars in MTB diameter...

You can get drop bar handlebars in MTB diameter (22,2mm).

I have them on my kidĎs racing bike, purchased through Amazon IIRC.
05-23-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Barchettaman

Thanks all for the advice. Just for clarity...

Thanks all for the advice.

Just for clarity I was talking about older 6/7/8/9 speed stuff.

Have a great weekend!
05-16-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Barchettaman

When reattaching chains without a quiklink....

...is there a magic way to stop the reattached link being stiff?

Iím not having much luck!

thanks in advance

Simon
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By Barchettaman

Sold, to a delighted new owner. It rode...

Sold, to a delighted new owner.

It rode pretty well but I much preferred my Dahon Espresso:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By Barchettaman

Yeah, I realized I had done something...

Yeah, I realized I had done something fundamentally wrong with the fold, plus the hinge was mega stiff so I gave up and asked for advice here which (as always) was both excellent and gratefully...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By Barchettaman

Thanks! It folds a little better now that the...

Thanks! It folds a little better now that the hinge is unfrozen!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By Barchettaman

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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By Barchettaman

What type of DLT Dahon is this?

Morning!

I am having difficulty working out which Dahon this Bocas DLT most resembles.

Any ideas?

ItĎs from about 2011.

Also, how does one best fold it? I didnít have much luck and...
04-13-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 16,793
Views: 1,784,894
Posted By Barchettaman

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Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, 1985, running a 2x9...
04-13-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 16,793
Views: 1,784,894
Posted By Barchettaman

You would all love the cycle path along the Nidda...

You would all love the cycle path along the Nidda river, heading north-East away from Frankfurt am Main.

With a minor diversion across a couple of sleepy villages it links up with the Vulkanradweg...
03-28-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By Barchettaman

Well, I sorted it! the red barrel adjuster...

Well, I sorted it!

the red barrel adjuster just pops off. I had to use a pair of pliers to get the thing off, then the retaining bolt for the lowers needs an 8mm Allen key.

VoilŠ!
03-27-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By Barchettaman

Help! Suntour XCR fork service going disastrously wrong!

Hi all,

I canít get the lowers off my Suntour fork (coil).

The Drive side lower has a rebound adjuster barrel on the bottom not a 5mm Allen bolt.

I canít get this red barrel adjuster off. ...
03-23-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Barchettaman

And it was. Replaced the original FSA chainring...

And it was. Replaced the original FSA chainring with a brand new Connex one, boom, everything perfect.

phew.
03-19-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Barchettaman

No, I had already thrown it away! I think I sized...

No, I had already thrown it away! I think I sized the chain too long to begin with....itīs now much better.

One of the chain plates was cracked and it was on its last legs!

Yes it was - 5000km!
03-19-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Barchettaman

I should add, it works fine on the workstand. The...

I should add, it works fine on the workstand. The problems start with the motor on, under load.
03-19-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Barchettaman

E Bike chain replacement woes and problems

Hello all,

I have changed the chain on my wifeīs e-bike and it is sucking MASSIVELY from the underneath of the front chainring.

The chain tension disappears from the underside of the chain...
03-10-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Barchettaman

Thanks all!

Thanks all!
03-10-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Barchettaman

How the heck do I get this freewheel/hub off?

Morning all,

IĎm not familiar with this style of freewheel so would be grateful for any pointers as to how to remove it!

thanks in advance,

simon...
03-06-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,313
Posted By Barchettaman

Another option: if your freewheel has an...

Another option:

if your freewheel has an 11-tooth sprocket, I bet you could use an old triple crankset minus the big ring.

That would give you something akin to the Ďsub-compactí that is all...
01-07-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Barchettaman

Many thanks for such a detailed reply!

Many thanks for such a detailed reply!
01-06-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Barchettaman

Servicing a Bosch mid-drive motor

Is it necessary to service the Bosch CX mid motor, or is it just a nice little earner for the dealers?

What if anything do they do to the motor in the service?

I do all the basic drivetrain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,404
Posted By Barchettaman

So the white DLT above sold pretty much straight...

So the white DLT above sold pretty much straight away for Ä130, which netted a nice profit, offsetting the costs of pimping the silver Dahon a bit.

Iím currently in Strasbourg and the bike is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,404
Posted By Barchettaman

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All finished, rides perfectly. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,404
Posted By Barchettaman

Just got this one too for Ä10 - looks like a...

Just got this one too for Ä10 - looks like a project!

Different branding but the geometry is the same.

3x7 Microshift, flat tyres, no seatpost, but should be an easy fixer upper.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,404
Posted By Barchettaman

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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,404
Posted By Barchettaman

Standard racing compact (as thatís what I had in...

Standard racing compact (as thatís what I had in the parts bin). 50/34, 11-30 ten speed cassette.

Itís a bit overgeared. A 13-30 cassette would be perfect.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,404
Posted By Barchettaman

So, 2 years since I got it and the Dahon has seen...

So, 2 years since I got it and the Dahon has seen some serious use.

Itís been on tour around Europe, gravel riding in Bavaria, on holiday to Cornwall, had a couple of months in Wales and recently...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,404
Posted By Barchettaman

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