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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,600
Posted By 2_i

As I have different male and female threads in...

As I have different male and female threads in the vicinity that match or just minimally mismatch and I tried to couple those that mismatched just a bit, my advise is of not going for it with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,600
Posted By 2_i

In my memory, the plastic cylinders provide no...

In my memory, the plastic cylinders provide no structural support of any sort, just shield the interior from dirt getting in. I.e., if you extend the pulley axles so far that a gap develops, the risk...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,600
Posted By 2_i

At some point there might be indeed too much...

At some point there might be indeed too much leverage. However, there is not much space there anyway. My modestly extended axles have worked for years now.

As to the regular derailleur for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,600
Posted By 2_i

I extended axles in my tensioner after going from...

I extended axles in my tensioner after going from 2 to 3 cogs. It is just a bolt with a piece of stainless steel tube slipped on. I.e., I used longer bolts and longer tube pieces. If you go too far,...
02-27-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By 2_i

Full agreement. Sounds like you were...

Full agreement.



Sounds like you were actually never approaching any boundaries.
02-25-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By 2_i

For random bikes I have a headlamp (Rofis - not...

For random bikes I have a headlamp (Rofis - not produced anymore, but there should be other options now) that I aim low. I attach a Cygolite Hotshot to the back of the headlamp strap. The Hotshot has...
02-24-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By 2_i

I replaced the analog gauge in my Zefal Husky...

I replaced the analog gauge in my Zefal Husky floor pump, that I could hardly decipher, with the replacement digital gauge for a Lezyne floor pump. There were some challenges in matching the threads...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By 2_i

The original Brompton rack is generally superior...

The original Brompton rack is generally superior to the aftermarket offerings, but its weakness are alu stays that deform too easily. I swapped those stays for titanium and I expect my rack to be the...
02-23-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By 2_i

The grease I am using is the synthetic Motorex...

The grease I am using is the synthetic Motorex 2000 (https://www.motorex.com/en-us/bike-line/bike-line-assortment/bike-grease-2000/). Among its benefits is that does not liquefy with temperature. It...
02-23-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By 2_i

Dualco here too and no problems either.

Dualco here too and no problems either.
02-23-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By 2_i

Oh, yeah? So this must be why hoards of Finns are...

Oh, yeah? So this must be why hoards of Finns are also jogging at -20C or strolling with children?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By 2_i

Have you tried limit screws? Have you tried to...

Have you tried limit screws? Have you tried to find out what chainring size is anticipated with that mount? There are adapters around that allow you to move attachment position for the derailleur,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By 2_i

While all cables and housing are non-Brompton now...

While all cables and housing are non-Brompton now on my bike, the swapping involved different hiccups and, overall, I would not recommend the swapping just for the heck of it. I remember shift cable...
02-20-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By 2_i

Are you setting the meter for a sensible range,...

Are you setting the meter for a sensible range, i.e., 20VAC or so in this case? Are you measuring off the dynamo or farther away? Are you just spinning the wheel fast enough? Apologies if the...
02-19-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By 2_i

Literally maybe not much, unless you are flying...

Literally maybe not much, unless you are flying over the handlebars. However, if you take a broader perspective, then maybe quite a bit. Instincts are important because that is all that you might be...
02-18-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By 2_i

When I was in college, I was doing judo. The...

When I was in college, I was doing judo. The first thing they did with us, I think for a month of intense training, few h/week, was exclusively to have us learn how to fall, to gain instincts where...
02-18-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By 2_i

The bike itself is pretty much ensured to be bomb...

The bike itself is pretty much ensured to be bomb proof, i.e., pretty much no matter what happens the bike can be picked up and ridden on. Luggage has some safety cord so that it can be picked from...
02-18-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By 2_i

Completely different, 540 degree away, strategy...

Completely different, 540 degree away, strategy here. At any moment I am ready to jump off the bike and let the bike fall under me, escaping without any bruises. In winter your control over what you...
02-17-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By 2_i

I ride in walking boots with regular socks, the...

I ride in walking boots with regular socks, the same as in summer. This has worked for me down to -28C/-18F, but currently it only gets down to about -20C/-4F :(. I stay away from junky, from my pt...
02-14-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By 2_i

What about mounting brakes for the electric...

What about mounting brakes for the electric Brompton? E-bikes usually need stronger brakes.
02-13-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By 2_i

I am primarily self-taught, but then my learning...

I am primarily self-taught, but then my learning was getting validated with a use of that knowledge in my day job and the electronics even became the main focus during some periods. The dynamo...
02-13-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By 2_i

From the instructions for IQ-Cyo Senso currently...

From the instructions for IQ-Cyo Senso currently on my bike and powered there by DC:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/529x74/175qt_f20dab00ff809a440aaa1c28eb9f1d41b9b1ab44.jpg...
02-12-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By 2_i

As differently powered lights were mentioned, let...

As differently powered lights were mentioned, let me venture into the power source area for IQ-Cyo and IQ-X. Even though B&M said that IQ-Cyo is for dynamo systems only, I have powered them fine with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,329
Posted By 2_i

Pulley assembly for gear hub mounts in such a...

Pulley assembly for gear hub mounts in such a loop.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By 2_i

?Page that is actually paid advertising dressed...

?Page that is actually paid advertising dressed as independent review, and the posts steering to the pages for more traffic?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By 2_i

I normally hated alu-framed bikes, but on an...

I normally hated alu-framed bikes, but on an occasion I rented one that was hydroformed and found it surprisingly pleasant. My expectation now is that the hydroforming can mitigate the typical...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By 2_i

All this kind of light trail riding as in the...

All this kind of light trail riding as in the video, as well as sand and snow riding, I do fine on regular width Brompton tires. However, for deeper sand, deeper snow and sticky mud, wider tires...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By 2_i

There is a variety of contact points there that...

There is a variety of contact points there that involve the wheel, spokes touching the tensioner, tire eventually touching the crank, fender stay getting in-between - it is all dispersed.

I upload...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By 2_i

The crankset is largely hidden behind the front...

The crankset is largely hidden behind the front wheel. As long as the stresses are spread out there is no concern or need for anything central. On my Brompton I have a triple crank that obviously...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By 2_i

From reading about Chubby I recall the greatest...

From reading about Chubby I recall the greatest complaint being the vulnerability of the cloth when the sharp edges of the bike push against it. I think the solution might be extra padding increasing...
02-04-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By 2_i

I took the bait after reading how durable were...

I took the bait after reading how durable were Wippermann stainless chains in drum tests and got one for my 9 or 8 speed system at the time. It was the first and last stainless chain I got. It was...
01-31-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By 2_i

I have the 2.5 liter one from Harbor Freight...

I have the 2.5 liter one from Harbor Freight (https://www.harborfreight.com/25-liter-ultrasonic-cleaner-63256.html). It is absolutely great. For best results I add Simple Green and put the heating of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By 2_i

I am thinking about an attachment for Andersen...

I am thinking about an attachment for Andersen Shopper or B-Tourist there :).
01-28-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 733
Posted By 2_i

It should be possible to put on the pump's head...

It should be possible to put on the pump's head on without disturbing the valve's pin. If you disturb it putting on, it is likely that you disturb it when taking off. Try to play around and see...
01-28-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By 2_i

184W is without any regular losses in riding. ...

184W is without any regular losses in riding. You can add 50W for the rest - could be more when the drivetrain is a the limit of operation.
01-28-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By 2_i

I put 110kg hypothetically. Even with 184W, this...

I put 110kg hypothetically. Even with 184W, this does not stack up, as it represents 100% efficiency. Of course momentary surges of power are normal but this does not represent riding at certain...
01-27-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By 2_i

Interesting. Let's do the numbers:...

Interesting. Let's do the numbers: 5.5*1609m/3600s*0.11*110kg(?)*9.8m/s^2=290W just to lift yourself and the bike up at this speed against gravity and not counting regular friction losses like in...
01-27-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By 2_i

Sounds like walking in some places I ride a...

Sounds like walking in some places I ride a folder, but these are personal choices.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By 2_i

Thanks for the transcription and finding links to...

Thanks for the transcription and finding links to the parts :thumb:
01-27-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By 2_i

Wow! It's time for the customers to learn how to...

Wow! It's time for the customers to learn how to walk uphill or, resource permitting, to get a technical car to follow :D.
01-26-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By 2_i

To me the pondered changes are so minor in terms...

To me the pondered changes are so minor in terms of what they add that they are not worth the bother, or even a yawn. Put a triple on and be done with it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,330
Posted By 2_i

At some point I was actually trying to help a...

At some point I was actually trying to help a friend in Poland to acquire a full-size bike for everyday riding, within a moderate budget. Any major restoration was out of question due to the limited...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By 2_i

This is the page (http://ysroad.co.jp/ueno/) of...

This is the page (http://ysroad.co.jp/ueno/) of Y's Ueno. I am not sure about riding at Y's. Also, I do not know how your Japanese is, but at Y's Ueno it may be hard to find someone speaking English....
01-22-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,695
Posted By 2_i

Tirichloroethylene in the Rema fluid is a rubber...

Tirichloroethylene in the Rema fluid is a rubber solvent and softens the tube to make it integrate with the glue and patch. You cannot arrive at a similar effect running dry.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By 2_i

Sure, but when it gets narrow, i.e., around...

Sure, but when it gets narrow, i.e., around turns, you can tilt the bike more, so it occupies less horizontal space. I've been in a situation where I needed to carry a full-size bike 3F up on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By 2_i

Brompton is easier to carry over stairs when it...

Brompton is easier to carry over stairs when it is not folded, than folded, but you then use both hands to grab it. It is best to have the rest of any load on your back as counterbalance. Within this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,330
Posted By 2_i

My memories of this kind of rectangular lamp as...

My memories of this kind of rectangular lamp as in the front bike are of it opening wide once you hit any bump :D. The housing flexed so match along the long edge, that it opened the latch.
01-20-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By 2_i

Quick, dirty and effective is the black Gorilla...

Quick, dirty and effective is the black Gorilla tape, but if you want it to turn out nice, use the vinyl repair kit, as suggested above.
01-19-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,695
Posted By 2_i

I have different bikes that I ride on different...

I have different bikes that I ride on different occasions. Sometimes I do not use a bike for 2 years, sometimes locally and sometimes because it is away from my central base. When I pump the tires...
01-19-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,307
Posted By 2_i

Just another thought. I had a watch type Sony...

Just another thought. I had a watch type Sony lithium battery die several days after putting it into a device. Sure the batteries were lying around for several years, but something like this never...
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