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02-23-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
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: 349
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: 15
Views: 448
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
01-27-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By 2_i

Thanks for the transcription and finding links to...

Thanks for the transcription and finding links to the parts :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
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: 1,327
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...
01-19-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,107
Posted By 2_i

I only use unprotected ones. Those with...

I only use unprotected ones. Those with protection will often fail to fit into spaces, so are in practice less versatile. The typical protection acts as a fuse against high current. Sometimes there...
01-13-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By 2_i

The blue Schwalbe ones are manufactured by the...

The blue Schwalbe ones are manufactured by the same company as those Presta/Schrader featured in the photo above :).
01-12-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,107
Posted By 2_i

Shenzen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhen)...

Shenzen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhen) is one of the main manufacturing hubs in the world, a city of 20 million or so people, the Chinese counterpart to Hong-Kong. I suspect that numerous...
01-12-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By 2_i

I bought that gauge in the past, based on the...

I bought that gauge in the past, based on the positive reviews. It released so much air in the measurement that the pressure after the measurement was significantly different than before. The head is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,432
Posted By 2_i

Below is a photo of 4 adapters. From left to...

Below is a photo of 4 adapters. From left to right, they are the earlier Litepro, the more recent Litepro, Ridea and CM Wasson. Then there is Litepro B-Series with modified Suntour triple mounted....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,611
Posted By 2_i

A friend who ships fragile instruments...

A friend who ships fragile instruments recommended using foam that comes in bags and expands and sets to the shape of the shipped item. It basically amounts to making custom shaped foam. He was...
01-08-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By 2_i

Older TA chainrings in my stock lack that double...

Older TA chainrings in my stock lack that double feature. Going back to the original general question, the TA chainrings are manufactured very precisely from the harder 7075 alloy. They have superior...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,629
Posted By 2_i

Sure, I have two of the Shimano ones on my...

Sure, I have two of the Shimano ones on my Brompton. I even used them today when swapping tires for the studded ones :D. As to their use on BYB, I have no clue.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,629
Posted By 2_i

They play analogous role to cable releases on...

They play analogous role to cable releases on most bikes, e.g., those with V-brakes. They allow you to temporarily shorten the cable housing so that you can spread the brake pads farther apart and...
01-01-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,457
Posted By 2_i

My setup consists of Aftershokz Sportz Titanium...

My setup consists of Aftershokz Sportz Titanium w/mic, Victure Player and Sangean DT-180 Radio. The bone conduction headset is wired which I favor for the sake of duration of power. Also good radio...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,611
Posted By 2_i

I did it on domestic flights as a try and do not...

I did it on domestic flights as a try and do not want to repeat it. You dangle a heavy object with sharp protruding edges above passenger heads, at times at the edge of your reach. The risks are far...
12-25-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,107
Posted By 2_i

Amps in tens are completely irrelevant for bike...

Amps in tens are completely irrelevant for bike lights, so you can safely disregard those Amp numbers. The only potential application for high current for a single cell would be to power a high...
12-25-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,107
Posted By 2_i

Higher capacity is better since you need to carry...

Higher capacity is better since you need to carry fewer batteries to get a given runtime. However, brands that have no reputation to defend commonly inflate claimed capacities, sometimes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By 2_i

The important Brompton dealer in Seattle is...

The important Brompton dealer in Seattle is Electric & Folding Bikes NW. I think they were one of the two first dealers in the US, though presumably under different ownership and name then. They...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By 2_i

I have done it tons of times and it takes me...

I have done it tons of times and it takes me about 2h pretty consistently. It is the last thing you want to do after a long travel. If you have some sort of bare bones bike that's not useful for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By 2_i

I have 3 folders: Bike Friday New World Tourist,...

I have 3 folders: Bike Friday New World Tourist, Dahon Boardwalk type and Brompton. I have been taking along all 3 in connection with work as means of local transport. All are steel. Of the 3, only...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By 2_i

The folders are complicated because of the...

The folders are complicated because of the folding. They have proprietary features and must be build to high precision. Hinges and clamps increase weight that works against portability. The market is...
12-15-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,067
Posted By 2_i

I got to this by accident, but the general lesson...

I got to this by accident, but the general lesson I got was of using commercial equipment as a starting point and building upon it to get where one wants. My accident was of a bike shop ruining my TA...
12-14-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,067
Posted By 2_i

A photo, reasonably up to date, is below. The day...

A photo, reasonably up to date, is below. The day I put the quad on, I actually needed to use both the top and bottom rings. It was a mild, but windy weather as I was riding to my work and a heavy...
12-02-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By 2_i

Most likely you clamp the cable end incorrectly....

Most likely you clamp the cable end incorrectly. It is easy to get confused. Incidentally, when the cable is relaxed a sharp angle causes no damage. It is at high tension when sharp angles and any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,260
Posted By 2_i

The tolerances for having the bike still fold...

The tolerances for having the bike still fold like a Brompton are very tight. The hook off the front wheel must grab the chainstay behind the pusher. To the extent that I can tell, the particular...
11-11-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By 2_i

You can put there a longer bolt and a locknut...

You can put there a longer bolt and a locknut outside. Your problem is nearly non-issue unless you are going for some esthetics. You just need to put some axle there in place and there more and less...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By 2_i

It is fine for them to touch. This is something...

It is fine for them to touch. This is something you can regulate rotating the position of levers around the handlebars and also the angle of the handlebars. Having the levers stick out more to the...
09-29-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By 2_i

No, you show a picture of a new improved valve...

No, you show a picture of a new improved valve that does not use the hose anymore. The traditional one, with a hose, is shown below. Otherwise utilitarian bikes tend to uphold local traditions and...
09-29-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By 2_i

We took a bike along to Europe on Delta as...

We took a bike along to Europe on Delta as checked luggage. This wa few weeks before they officially announced no surcharges for bikes, and they already charged us nothing as it fitted our checked...
09-27-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By 2_i

The Dunlop/Woods thread is identical to that in...

The Dunlop/Woods thread is identical to that in Presta. I pumped tires with Dunlop valves numerous times using Presta pump heads both screw on and clamp on. Given that the connections to the pump are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By 2_i

While I alternate between different bikes, the...

While I alternate between different bikes, the decision of taking the Brompton or not does depend on any weather conditions. I have studded tires for Brompton and they can be useful when it is...
09-24-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,427
Posted By 2_i

Vaude is a German company. In the German...

Vaude is a German company. In the German language a bike rain cape is called Fahrrad Regenponcho that then gets translated by Amazon into poncho. There is also this one...
09-23-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,427
Posted By 2_i

Vaude ponchos...

Vaude ponchos (https://smile.amazon.com/VAUDE-Cover-Poncho-Lemon-Small/dp/B0086T0E3A) should be good quality. As others, I tend to go with a larger size than nominally suitable for me.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By 2_i

Yes, the ferrule can be outright loose on the...

Yes, the ferrule can be outright loose on the cable. The tension in the cable will push the ferrule snug with the end of the cable housing. You just do not want the ferrule slip off completely from a...
09-20-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By 2_i

I do that too, but it is not always...

I do that too, but it is not always straightforward and certainly not an option for many riders who change cables themselves. Tinning of stainless cables demands the use of acid and is helped by...
09-20-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By 2_i

+1. I reuse cables and housings all the time....

+1. I reuse cables and housings all the time. However, this is not done indiscriminately. While I try to treat the cables and housings gently, not always all goes according to plans. I examine the...
09-20-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By 2_i

Yes. You only need a clamp-on stop for the front...

Yes. You only need a clamp-on stop for the front derailleur. You also need to zip tie the housings so that it does not run loose, but for the trials you only need this one stop. If you start with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By 2_i

Brake cables are standardized. Basically any...

Brake cables are standardized. Basically any brake cable you get will fit. There will be 2 different ends on the replacement cable to match 2 standards for the ends. You cut off the one that you do...
09-13-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,753
Posted By 2_i

I had a mamchari in Japan, inheriting it because...

I had a mamchari in Japan, inheriting it because it was in a desperate shape, nobody wanted to invest in it and I took a pity on it and also needed a bike. As others have said these are sturdy and...
09-10-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By 2_i

Sorry about that. We have two Selle TRKs on two...

Sorry about that. We have two Selle TRKs on two folders and they work fine for us, but we are relatively light. For the trainer you might go with an overbuit saddle as the weight is then not an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By 2_i

When I google "seatpost rack adapters", I get...

When I google "seatpost rack adapters", I get tons of hits, such as the one here (https://www.nicolletbike.com/product/problem-solvers-seatpost-clamp-with-rack-mounts-182377-1.htm) as in your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,634
Posted By 2_i

There is also Vekkit...

There is also Vekkit (https://vekkit.com/products/folding-ebike-kit).
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,641
Posted By 2_i

I expect that if you ever wanted to sell this...

I expect that if you ever wanted to sell this Tikit, you would be able to get most of the price that the owner wants. I.e., it is not a lot of risk.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,707
Posted By 2_i

Wow, looks good, $500 on US Amazon and good...

Wow, looks good, $500 on US Amazon and good reviews. For me it does not go low enough, but for most people it should be completely satisfactory. The price may seem steep, but if you go the cheap way...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By 2_i

Thanks. I did not know about the bicarbonate. The...

Thanks. I did not know about the bicarbonate. The superglue system I have been most often using recently is the GlueSmith one (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MY4KS9V) and it comes with an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,550
Posted By 2_i

Parking in the street in Russia or Baltics is...

Parking in the street in Russia or Baltics is pretty much out of question, but then Rio must prepare you well in strategizing :D
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,550
Posted By 2_i

Parts manufacturing provides plenty of room for...

Parts manufacturing provides plenty of room for error, especially when they grow in complexity in the form or functionality. Even with that room you can theoretically get things done right if you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,260
Posted By 2_i

Not sure here. Brompton has a wheelbase of...

Not sure here. Brompton has a wheelbase of 104.5cm, within the bracket for a full size bikes. Folders typically have a shorter wheelbase giving rise to a squirrelly handling. Now this 20" 'Brompton'...
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