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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By 2_i

The efficiency drops with cog size, particularly...

The efficiency drops with cog size, particularly quickly at the small size end, if anyone cares, as the pull force from a chain link is more and more misaligned with the usable pull force for the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By 2_i

As a folding bike must accomplish more than a...

As a folding bike must accomplish more than a regular bike, there need to be compromises somewhere, such as fewer speeds, smaller wheels, getting subjectively less for the price, etc. For most people...
06-22-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,706
Posted By 2_i

Converting my meter development numbers to gear...

Converting my meter development numbers to gear inches, I get 1.06m=13" and 1.30m=16". I find 16" still usable when you actually need it, and 13" just for short periods, when 16" is not enough. As to...
06-21-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,706
Posted By 2_i

I borrowed the photo from another thread and it...

I borrowed the photo from another thread and it shows the type of vicinity where I work every once in a while. For this, I built up really low gears and the lowest one now gives 1.06m of development....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By 2_i

Relative to other alu guards, this one is light....

Relative to other alu guards, this one is light. You mount it with the same hardware as regular rings. Since you should have the original bolts for the triple, you should have no problem there. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By 2_i

I looked at a few of of the Driveline guards...

I looked at a few of of the Driveline guards around the home and Litepro on-line and the formula for their diameter seems to be D=0.4cm*(No of teeth)+1.1cm. Stacking this against the 22.3cm diameter...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,861
Posted By 2_i

Below is my leaving for work photo. The laptop is...

Below is my leaving for work photo. The laptop is buried inside a backpack tossed onto the rear basket. In the case of a deep basket, you do not even to strap the pack.

...
05-09-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By 2_i

Our regional distribution center is in an area...

Our regional distribution center is in an area particularly hit by the pandemic. People show up with dedication to work in spite of the dangers, but it is what it is. There is no political tint to...
04-25-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By 2_i

I ride Continental Top Contact Winter...

I ride Continental Top Contact Winter (https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/urban-tour/top-contact-winter2-premium) most of the time from late fall until early spring. Indeed this is the...
04-22-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By 2_i

There seem to be 2 offers there on Ebay. If you...

There seem to be 2 offers there on Ebay. If you are not happy with details of what is offered, fish there for a couple of weeks and you should find one that meets your needs.
04-17-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By 2_i

+4 on Felco, though I suspect that Knipex could...

+4 on Felco, though I suspect that Knipex could be good too. As to Dremel it yields excess effort per outcome and those outcomes are not consistent.
04-15-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,076
Posted By 2_i

I am not sure there is evidence here that the...

I am not sure there is evidence here that the bike is too large. People often put their saddle too low and feel that they should be able to touch the ground without getting off the saddle, which is...
04-07-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,575
Posted By 2_i

Oh, yes, on a couple of occasions I saw cyclists...

Oh, yes, on a couple of occasions I saw cyclists who were being plowed in by a car, with a driver looking the other way, who were completely silent because their forefront instincts were to be...
04-07-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By 2_i

Adding to other advice, get tires with a kevlar...

Adding to other advice, get tires with a kevlar belt or similar puncture protection, to reduce incidents to next to none. Get a mini floor pump, with a flexible hose and a foot peg, such as Topeak...
03-26-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By 2_i

Is the puncture always occurring at the same...

Is the puncture always occurring at the same location? Mark the location on the rim and look there. Could there be a sharp edge in the lip of the rim?
03-01-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,405
Posted By 2_i

My lowest had been -30C riding home from work. To...

My lowest had been -30C riding home from work. To be honest such a temperature when biking is Mickey Mouse compared to when skiing and standing at such temperature at the top of a mountain and wind...
01-27-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,215
Posted By 2_i

I agree with the video that Park 6.2 stand out in...

I agree with the video that Park 6.2 stand out in their effectiveness. Schwalbe and Kool Stop are good too but must be used in a more refined, less brute force manner.
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By 2_i

The IKEA Rain Poncho...

The IKEA Rain Poncho (https://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/40283422/) can be a good start. See, e.g. here...
12-23-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By 2_i

Once you get away from the cycling context, the...

Once you get away from the cycling context, the cost of ceramic bearings drops substantially. I had problems tied to the water penetration in a bottom bracket and in a recumbent type tensioner wheel...
12-23-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By 2_i

Well, you know the keyword needed for seeking...

Well, you know the keyword needed for seeking further info :D. I use marine grade lithium based grease on such bearings like on any other on a bike.
12-20-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,353
Posted By 2_i

I had no intention whatsoever of getting back to...

I had no intention whatsoever of getting back to this thread, but got called on, so here it is even though OP has no interest. I took a pretty flat Matrix Vapor rim, taped with Velox, a new Suomi...
12-18-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,353
Posted By 2_i

Different people operate under different...

Different people operate under different circumstances and make different choices. The time I pinched the tube and rubbed through it, thinking that I was rubbing off ice, I was not going home but to...
12-16-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,353
Posted By 2_i

I do not invoke the video as a proof or call for...

I do not invoke the video as a proof or call for abandoning the levers. I advocate training with bare hands when under comfortable conditions, without pressure of time. Experience gained turns out to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,678
Posted By 2_i

More Jagwire liner came in the mail. Using...

More Jagwire liner came in the mail. Using leftover links I managed to put together a cable for my most tricky Brompton derailleur, shifting over the rear cogs. The shifting with the new housing is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-07-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,678
Posted By 2_i

Thanks for all the comments. I went ahead and...

Thanks for all the comments. I went ahead and converted most of my Brompton to the linked cable housing. Things look good so far: the weight reduction is by more than a factor of two, gear shifting...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By 2_i

I put on Contact Winter in late fall and take...

I put on Contact Winter in late fall and take them off in early spring. Occasionally I switch to Suomi W240 when the ground is continuously covered with snow and ice. It is an optimization issue...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,633
Posted By 2_i

Search around the Web seems to indicate that...

Search around the Web seems to indicate that 5-speed Bromptons were produced until 2002 or so. If you are to take the bike to the end of the world and your life will need to depend on it, get a new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 261,091
Posted By 2_i

Going to Heaven

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Mosque Massalikoul Djinne, Dakar, Senegal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,466
Posted By 2_i

Look whether you can find a ring with a...

Look whether you can find a ring with a chainguard if you ever want to ride in long pants. Yes, you need 39T, 5-bolt, unless you decide to change the right crank too. It does not matter in practice...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By 2_i

The car racer, Jessi Combs, who perished while...

The car racer, Jessi Combs, who perished while this thread was active, had a distinguished metalworking career. She was accomplished as a welder and created her own line of welding gear for women.
...
08-24-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By 2_i

When my Brompton is so mudded that I fear it...

When my Brompton is so mudded that I fear it staining the hotel room, I put it under the shower and give it a solid soak. Over time I learned to cover the lights with nylon bags. I would look for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,146
Posted By 2_i

Actually, from the photo the grade is about 30%....

Actually, from the photo the grade is about 30%. I actually was able to start the bike up from this parking, without zigzagging and my smallest ring was then 24T. Since then I went down to 20T. For...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,146
Posted By 2_i

To supplement from another thread, this is a...

To supplement from another thread, this is a random street behind my bank in Rwanda, on the way to a coffee place.
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07-30-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,540
Posted By 2_i

I bought a Shimano chainring from Amazon...

I bought a Shimano chainring from Amazon described on their website as out of alu. The chainring that came in was out of steel. This made a difference for me as the ring was for a folder. I returned...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 261,091
Posted By 2_i

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190724_183202021_6c21e5346946bed7c8f07aecb40247a54f95fa34.jpg

Brompton Bike Hire, River Wey, Surrey, England
07-23-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,140
Posted By 2_i

I just tape over the saddles that deteriorate...

I just tape over the saddles that deteriorate with Gorilla tape. It usually holds better than the original vinyl. Eventually you may replace the tape if you want. In this manner the vinyl saddles...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,213
Posted By 2_i

I was skeptical but, after reading glowing...

I was skeptical but, after reading glowing reviews on effectiveness of immersing chain in hot wax, I bought beeswax at a hardware store and immersed chain in the wax heated on a hotplate. Well, this...
06-13-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,771
Posted By 2_i

In China they are all single speed and have no...

In China they are all single speed and have no lights. I noticed some electric ones, but did not try them. My good Bologna experience was with the company below. Within the basic price they provided...
06-10-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,771
Posted By 2_i

Wow, I am sorry about that. They were very much...

Wow, I am sorry about that. They were very much pioneers, with the operation conceived by students out of Peking University in my memory. Mobike only came next. Are they dead all around the world? Of...
05-05-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,574
Posted By 2_i

I am late to the party, but hopefully can still...

I am late to the party, but hopefully can still contribute. Below is my set. The rightmost one is German and as portable as VAR but easier to use and pushed out VAR from my carry-along tool set.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,473
Posted By 2_i

Utilitarian Brompton

Different people aim at different features in their bikes. I aim at utility under my circumstances and am about finished tweaking my Brompton. The highlights, some of which were individually reported...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,560
Posted By 2_i

No clue about CHPT3, but I have been over a...

No clue about CHPT3, but I have been over a number of new bikes, for myself, family or friends, and none has been as out-of-the-box reliable as either of our M6Rs. I am going through upgrades, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,488
Posted By 2_i

In post #37...

In post #37 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=37) OP discusses having tried this very shifter, marketed on Ebay by bikegang, and this very shifter broke in practical...
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