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07-13-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 210
Posted By Winfried

Thanks for the input. Using the flour +...

Thanks for the input.

Using the flour + ziplock method (https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/9815/is-it-possible-to-measure-your-sit-bones-at-home), it looks my sit bones are ~105-110mm...
07-12-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 210
Posted By Winfried

Should I get yet a wider saddle for touring?

Hello,

Among the four saddles below, #3 a cheap Rockbros saddle ordered from China is the one that I find the least painful for touring, even while wearing a bib short.

#1 is the one that...
07-01-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Winfried

It's actually a very elegant solution: Very...

It's actually a very elegant solution: Very simple, does the job, and has been doing so for over a century.
07-01-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Winfried

But then, brake housings and shifter housings are...

But then, brake housings and shifter housings are two different beasts.

https://bike.bikegremlin.com/8548/cable-housing-standards/
07-01-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Winfried

Thanks everyone for the infos. "As the cable...

Thanks everyone for the infos.

"As the cable pulls against the housing the arms are drawn together." (Source (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_brake)).

So, it looks this is how the magic...
06-30-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Winfried

How do V-brakes/dual-pivot sidepull brakes work?

Hello,

While it seems obvious that the cable moves one arm towards the rim when pulling the brake lever, I can't figure out how the other arm moves on V-brakes or dual-pivot sidepull brakes.
...
06-28-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Winfried

Thanks for the input. I'll get a kit.

Thanks for the input. I'll get a kit.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By Winfried

Alternatively, there's the Vello...

Alternatively, there's the Vello (https://www.vello.bike/) (Austria) and the Ahooga (https://ahooga.bike/) (Belgium).
06-28-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Winfried

Burping Magura HS11 rim brakes?

Hello,

A couple of friends bought bikes that come with the Magura HS11 rim brakes.

Although the bikes are barely six months old and the pads are still far from worn, they both find the brakes a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,167
Posted By Winfried

But also less practical (no front bag, no rear...

But also less practical (no front bag, no rear rack, no mudguards, chain on the outside, only three gears), and probably less comfy (aluminum and even smaller wheels).
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,167
Posted By Winfried

Considering a Dahon K3 costs ~$700 and a...

Considering a Dahon K3 costs ~$700 and a Haberstock/Schlumpf gearbox about the same, it makes more sense to just buy a Brompton, which is more compact to carry on public transit anyways.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By Winfried

Still disappointed with the X-RF8 (W) on a...

Still disappointed with the X-RF8 (W) on a Brompton?

I read that the axle must be trimmed and retooled (flat part (https://www.cyclesolutions.co.uk/Images/full53305.jpg) for anti-rotation washers)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,167
Posted By Winfried

Do you know if it can be retrofitted to use a...

Do you know if it can be retrofitted to use a Nexus/Sturmey-Archer internal gear hub, which would 1) provide a wider gear range and 2) allow for a chain guard (pretty useful, considering the chain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Winfried

Strida + Nexus/Sturmey-Archer gear hub?

Hello,

Searching the archives returned no hits.

Ouf of curiosity, has someone tried turning a single-speed Strida to a multi-speed with either a Shimano or Sturmey-Archer internal gear hub? I'd...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Winfried

I'll just get the 52T chain guard...

I'll just get the 52T chain guard (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32922258464.html) and see how it goes. At €20, it's not worth trying to file down a chainring.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Winfried

Is it a double, with the outer ring used for the...

Is it a double, with the outer ring used for the chain guard?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Winfried

I had a BCD110 50T chainring handy, and it looks...

I had a BCD110 50T chainring handy, and it looks like I do need the equivalent of a 52T to cover the 46T outer chainring + chain.

I'm unclear at how chain guards sit on spiders. Do they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Winfried

Thanks! You meant 22.3 cm.

Thanks!

You meant 22.3 cm.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Winfried

Thanks. I'll try and find one made of plastic...

Thanks. I'll try and find one made of plastic instead.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Winfried

[Front crankset] Replacing outer ring with chain guard?

Hello,

I'm currently using a 50/40/30 triple crankset + derailleur on a Brompton where I 1) removed the outer 50T, and 2) replaced the middle ring with a 46T.

I'd like to install a chain guard...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,167
Posted By Winfried

Thankfully, bikes are allowed to go to work, food...

Thankfully, bikes are allowed to go to work, food shopping, etc.

With much fewer cars in the streets, now is a great time to get around by bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Winfried

On which cog/sprocket is it stuck? It's not...

On which cog/sprocket is it stuck?

It's not uncommon for the derailleur ("chain pusher") to get stuck on the bigger one because of mud/crap. Happened to me after just one week of buying a Brompton...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Winfried

I think I got it: The two parts of the caliper...

I think I got it: The two parts of the caliper are connected through the centering screw, the tiny bolt that requires a 2,5mm allen key.

1. Pulling the brake lever pulls down the left-side part;...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Winfried

Thanks. ...

Thanks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowden_cable#Housing

How does the right-side brake move towards the rim?

Likewise, when loosening the barrel adjuster, how does the left-side brake move...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Winfried

[Brompton] How does a dual pivot brake caliper work?

Hello,

I had the opportunity of riding a brand new Brompton, and noticed its brakes worked a lot smoother than those on my 2014 Brompton, which uses the same dual pivot brake calipers.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 30,751
Posted By Winfried

If you need more range, what about building a new...

If you need more range, what about building a new rear wheel with an internal gear hub?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 31,781
Posted By Winfried

Out of curiosity, what is that part for? ...

Out of curiosity, what is that part for?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x533/e889b84e_8656_4431_aa4a_ae20284baca4_23d8ddff5403bd1b7ef7d4723a0f82adffb10458.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,186
Posted By Winfried

I've done 150 km/~100 mile days on a Brompton,...

I've done 150 km/~100 mile days on a Brompton, although I was too tired to do this again the next day :-)

As long as you can ride at your own pace, it's doable, especially on a more road worthy...
02-02-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,919
Posted By Winfried

Too bad. Thanks.

Too bad. Thanks.
02-01-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,919
Posted By Winfried

I'll piggy-back on this thread instead of...

I'll piggy-back on this thread instead of lauching a new one.

Someone I know broke the hub on her DH-3D30 dynamo hub (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shimano-Dynamo-3D30-100-BOLTE-Silver/dp/B01BDKUVHC),...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 65,387
Posted By Winfried

What's wrong with the angle correction? Less...

What's wrong with the angle correction?

Less reliable than when the block is pointing upward like on the Brompton?
01-26-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Winfried

I got an even cheaper one from China...

I got an even cheaper one from China (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33004527164.html).
01-23-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Winfried

Thanks. I started by screwing each nipple...

Thanks.

I started by screwing each nipple until the end showed through and the screwdriver could no longer work.

At that point, I got a somewhat oval rim, and I wondered: Should I tigthen the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Winfried

Thanks for the tips.

Thanks for the tips.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Winfried

Easy clip-on front and rear racks?

Hello,

Belgium's Ahooga (http://www.brusselsbybike.com/en/Tips/Ahooga-electric-folding-bikes) also available in a non-ebike version (https://ahooga.bike/e-shop/folding-bike-push-0v-essential/) ...
01-22-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Winfried

Thanks for the tips. A digital tension meter...

Thanks for the tips.

A digital tension meter (https://cyclingtips.com/2017/11/a-look-at-the-tools-professional-wheel-builders-use/) seems to help a lot to get it right and fast — I assume it's how...
01-21-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Winfried

Tips to build wheel quickly?

Hello,

I want to build a new rear wheel for my Brompton by reusing the spokes + BWR gear hub, as it's about 10x cheaper than buying a whole, new wheel.

I've already done it for the front wheel,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,997
Posted By Winfried

https://demano.net/9428-large_default/verdi-l-eco-...

https://demano.net/9428-large_default/verdi-l-eco-friendly-backpack-brompton-for-mhp-handlebar.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Winfried

Will check. Thanks.

Will check. Thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Winfried

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Winfried

Upgrading from Nexus 7 to Nexus 8?

Hello,

Out of curiosity, how easy is it to upgrade a bike from a Shimano Nexus 7 (https://www.bickertonportables.co.uk/bikes/pilot/pilot-1507-city/) to a Nexus 8?

Can it be done by just pulling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By Winfried

Nice. There's also the Qbicle Folding Bike...

Nice.

There's also
the Qbicle Folding Bike Roller Wheel (https://handsonbike.blogspot.com/2012/07/qbicle-folding-bike-roller-wheel-on.html)
DAHON LANDING GEAR and SMART WHEEL...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By Winfried

Thanks much Nightdiver for the feedback. 2_i...

Thanks much Nightdiver for the feedback.

2_i : Besides the SideWinder that you reviewed here (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1157960-sidewinder-brompton-rewind.html), there is this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By Winfried

[Tern] Rapid Transit vs. Trolley Rack?

Hello,

Someone I know who bought a Link D8 is having a difficult time moving the bike folded, and is looking at the Trolley Rack. Unsurprising, but a Brompton was a bit overbudget.

I notice...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-26-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,954
Posted By Winfried

+ shipping (air/surface) + tariffs. Any...

+ shipping (air/surface) + tariffs.

Any reliable retailer in Taiwan?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-26-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,954
Posted By Winfried

RM 5,799 = € 1,265/$1,400. How much do Birdy...

RM 5,799 = € 1,265/$1,400.

How much do Birdy go for in their native land of Taiwan?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-26-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By Winfried

For those who have a widened rear triangle: Is it...

For those who have a widened rear triangle: Is it really noticeable when the bike's folded?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By Winfried

I wish Brompton would finally wake up, and offer...

I wish Brompton would finally wake up, and offer a 135mm OLD with a Nexus IGH. Financially, it would cost about the same compared to the BWR :notamused: and be much easier to use.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By Winfried

Yes, Vincent van Eerd is very talented. More pics...

Yes, Vincent van Eerd is very talented. More pics on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Eerdermetaal).

Otherwise, what about adding a Litepro/Dahon/Aber Hallo stem extender to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By Winfried

Thanks. The goal was to remove the...

Thanks.

The goal was to remove the derailleur from the equation, because 1) it gets jammed sometimes because of grime, especially when riding off-road, and 2) it makes for one more shifter. But...
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