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Forum: Touring
08-19-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

While on my trip I received the part from...

While on my trip I received the part from Carradice I had wanted to take, the traditional rack for the saddlebag. One problem with saddlebags is that they are usually strapped to the bike by leather...
Forum: Touring
08-16-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks. It worked pretty well, though the...

Thanks.

It worked pretty well, though the geometry is not what I would choose for a long distance tour. More like an old hybrid style than a road bike. But the wider range cassette handled the...
Forum: Touring
08-15-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

Just got back from a two week mixed tour...

Just got back from a two week mixed tour (paddleboarding, free diving, biking) in the Canadian Rockies. Took the folder for some hub and spoke rides.

Around Calgary:
...
Forum: Touring
07-30-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

That's what a bare metal sandblasted seat looks...

That's what a bare metal sandblasted seat looks like. I'm redoing it for this build. I've had the bike for a long time waiting for the right kind of seat to show up; which came off this 1930's frame...
Forum: Touring
07-29-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

It's the funny thing about forum discussions......

It's the funny thing about forum discussions... you never know when you will learn something new.

I've been following the allen key talk and wondering how in the heck you remove pedals with one,...
Forum: Touring
07-25-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

That's a great little idea! Probably not so...

That's a great little idea! Probably not so practical as just having it in a the tool bag but a nifty little touch when travelling light.

It'll have to wait though. I'm currently working on this...
Forum: Touring
07-25-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting. I'll look up that tool HCW-6. ...

Interesting. I'll look up that tool HCW-6.

In the spring I actually bought a headset wrench that fit the bike I was considering doing the rinko thing to with plans to cut it down similar to this...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

A slight detour from the bike today. I...

A slight detour from the bike today.

I mentioned using normal pedals instead of folding pedals and taking a wrench with me for breaking things down on the road and decided to recycle a broken...
Forum: Touring
07-21-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

The harlequin wrapping drove me nuts at the time,...

The harlequin wrapping drove me nuts at the time, even with a video tutorial :)

Took the folder for a day ride to test the rear rack. The panniers were loaded as heavy as I'll ever make them and...
Forum: Touring
07-19-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

Yep. 56, riding all my life and this is the first...

Yep. 56, riding all my life and this is the first time for leather for me :)

I rebuild a lot of bikes so am always trying new things. Just now I was contemplating the different bar treatments I've...
Forum: Touring
07-19-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

I didn't really notice the splices until one...

I didn't really notice the splices until one started to pull apart while I was applying it. As is, a quick email followed and Brooks straight away offered a replacement :).

Now I guess I'll have...
Forum: Touring
07-17-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

The bars will have to be rotated downward at the...

The bars will have to be rotated downward at the stem but then should fill the same profile as the flatbars. For further reduction it looks like loosening and sliding them inboard could shave at...
Forum: Touring
07-17-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

For most day to day riding I agree that such a...

For most day to day riding I agree that such a bike has limited use. However, I have been interested in the rinko idea for a while as an intellectual concept and when I saw the 700c bike for a cheap...
Forum: Touring
07-16-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

Had to wait a bit but now some more progress on...

Had to wait a bit but now some more progress on the folder again. Still awaiting my Carradice order of a klickfix mount for the HB bag and saddle bag rack.

http://i.imgur.com/8SPeN0Dl.jpg...
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

Domo arigato jonmanjiro san. Great video...

Domo arigato jonmanjiro san.

Great video with some good pointers like pedal position and derailer shifting. I will experiment with those next time I fold it :)

I suppose we should say rinko...
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

I've been humming and hawing about pedals for the...

I've been humming and hawing about pedals for the last while, really since thinking about rinko.

On the one hand, folding or detachable pedals would be convenient but they are a little more costly...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

Re. Rack/fender attachment points. There are...

Re. Rack/fender attachment points.
There are bolt holes in the rear for a rack and fenders but none up front. Quite an oversight in design IMO. As is, I have some quick connect fenders that I use...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

Mainly, I just want a folder for times when I...

Mainly, I just want a folder for times when I might want to travel with a bike without the hassle of boxing it or as a carry along on car trips. For CC touring it may also help with taking into hotel...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By Happy Feet

Folding/Rinko bike builds for touring

I hope this can be a resource thread in the future for others who are considering a folding bike for light touring. Others can feel free to show their compactable bikes and how they set them up for...
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