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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By af895

Brompton in Ottawa, Canada?

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02-12-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By af895

I had trouble getting Wiegel Framesaver at all...

I had trouble getting Wiegel Framesaver at all because of shipping regulations (flammible?).
I ended up using Boiled Linseed Oil. Works GREAT. Dries to something resembling hard cheese. Seems to be...
Forum: Touring
02-09-06, 09:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,169
Posted By af895

I've made and used the Pepsi-can stove but like...

I've made and used the Pepsi-can stove but like the durability of the Trangia and have since switched. A Trangia-mini packs in it's own cook-pot with a skillet as lid. Good for 1-2 people - go with a...
02-08-06, 06:40 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,116
Posted By af895

http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/LJ/B67.jpg ...

http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/LJ/B67.jpg

http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/bike/big/side_colourized.jpg

Honey B67 on KHS F20 Westwood. The more Proofide you rub in, the darker the Honey coloured Brooks...
01-29-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By af895

I thought I replied to this already...? Yes,...

I thought I replied to this already...?

Yes, you can cut the wire. I've done this to run the wire down the inside of a stem & steerer tube for a cleaner install.

See:...
Forum: Touring
01-29-06, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,893
Posted By af895

Topeak Morph pump. No substitute for touring. ...

Topeak Morph pump. No substitute for touring.
Search the forum on it - you'll turn up a lot of threads.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-06, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By af895

YES. You can cut the wire and splice a disconnect...

YES. You can cut the wire and splice a disconnect in.
One of my rainy-day projects: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=134260

The cable on the VDO uses a single central conductor and the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-06, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By af895

CAUTION when putting a cordless cycle-computer on...

CAUTION when putting a cordless cycle-computer on a 20" wheeled folding bike: The distance between the transmitter and computer is MUCH greater than on a conventional bike. You may experience lost...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-06, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By af895

KHS folders accomodate a conventional front...

KHS folders accomodate a conventional front derailleur clamped to the seat-tube.

Google "e-type derailleur" for an option that works with any bike. You'd have to factor that cost into the price of...
01-29-06, 09:48 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 19,778
Posted By af895

Wurm, B72, B66 and B67 all share the same...

Wurm,
B72, B66 and B67 all share the same leather: 210x260mm. I went with the B67 and love it. I'm sure the others are equally comfortable. Mine's angled up quite a bit too....
01-29-06, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By af895

Better is a subjective term. Some people would...

Better is a subjective term.
Some people would say external bearing bottom-brackets are a solution looking for a problem.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-06, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By af895

Heh. I was riding in the downtown core last...

Heh.

I was riding in the downtown core last August and came to a corner where a bunch of cops were standing around, some kind of traffic watch.

One of them says, "hey! is that a Bike Friday?"...
01-28-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,500
Posted By af895

The American way of life is a threat to the...

The American way of life is a threat to the American way of life.
01-28-06, 07:07 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 103,390
Posted By af895

+40F (about +5C) *beautiful* sunny blue sky...

+40F (about +5C)
*beautiful* sunny blue sky here in Eastern Ontario, Canada! :D

Did a quick 6km jaunt around the neighborhood wearing...

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Microfiber short sleeved polo shirt.
Long...
01-28-06, 06:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,917
Posted By af895

Found links for modifying a lock-ring tool to use...

Found links for modifying a lock-ring tool to use without a chainwhip:
http://www.mark-ju.net/bike_ride/equipment/hypercracker.htm
http://ohmelovelo.dnsalias.org/tools/tools.html

For on-bike,...
01-28-06, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By af895

I'd disassemble it and figure out what made it...

I'd disassemble it and figure out what made it tick before putting ANY force on it. :)
01-28-06, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,891
Posted By af895

Sajikumar, I did this myself last year after...

Sajikumar,
I did this myself last year after asking the folks here if there were any issues to consider.
The short answer is: go for it.

The only hardware on my bike that used Philips (star)...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-06, 10:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By af895

Meridebikes: I LOVE that tuxedo jersey. Dunno how...

Meridebikes: I LOVE that tuxedo jersey. Dunno how often I'd wear it but I want one. :)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-06, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 547,519
Posted By af895

Bikerjohn: Doesn't LOOK low-end! Where did you...

Bikerjohn: Doesn't LOOK low-end! Where did you find that and what's the brand/model?
01-27-06, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By af895

This thread discusses PowerLinks and Shimano...

This thread discusses PowerLinks and Shimano chains, FWIW: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=133545
Forum: Touring
01-25-06, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,225
Posted By af895

Thought I'd post some pics of France to whet your...

Thought I'd post some pics of France to whet your appetite. ;)

http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/LJ/gallery_1/French_swan.jpg
http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/LJ/gallery_1/alley.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-06, 03:55 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,552
Posted By af895

If, instead of candy bars & tabloid magazines,...

If, instead of candy bars & tabloid magazines, every grocery store checkout in North America had bins of Livestrong bracelets, I wonder how long it would be until a cure for cancer was found, on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By af895

Stargazer48, Don't get too caught up in the...

Stargazer48,
Don't get too caught up in the weight of a bike. Anything south of 30lbs is fine. A 17lb bike that breaks at the first curb is not a bike you'll be happy or confident with.

Most of...
Forum: Touring
01-25-06, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,225
Posted By af895

I'm going to go ahead and make the unpopular...

I'm going to go ahead and make the unpopular statement that it's likely much safer to cycle-tour Western Europe than most of the US on account of one issue: driver attitude.
Most of my experience is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-06, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By af895

To date, I've seen one folder locked up - chained...

To date, I've seen one folder locked up - chained to a rack in front of a popular pub in the heart of the city core. (it was a Dahon Impulse D6)

I bought a folder in part because I don't want to...
01-23-06, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By af895

I've never been to Australia tansc but here in...

I've never been to Australia tansc but here in Canada, on garbage day, there are tonnes (literally) of perfectly sound bikes in the trash. Highly worthwhile taking a stroll the evening before the...
01-23-06, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By af895

Em, I'll second (third?) what others are...

Em,
I'll second (third?) what others are suggesting: DIY.
Doing this work is fun, not difficult and you have vast resources at your disposal. The links mentioned by koine2002 are great places to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,836
Posted By af895

Olebiker, I sympathize. I inherited a Brooks...

Olebiker,
I sympathize. I inherited a Brooks "Competition" which seems to be an OEM version of the "Professional" made c.1976. It was narrow. Way too narrow. Classic a$$-hatchet.

I gave up on it...
01-22-06, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By af895

Daveed, Check to see the wheel axle is...

Daveed,

Check to see the wheel axle is seated properly in the frame. Merely replacing removing a wheel and reinstalled shouldn't have changed a thing with the derailleur.
Having said that, now...
01-22-06, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By af895

Cyanoacrylate, aka "crazy-glue". Worked on a...

Cyanoacrylate, aka "crazy-glue". Worked on a leather-covered foam/plastic saddle I had a while back with the same problem.
01-22-06, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,757
Posted By af895

I suggest having a frame powdercoated. On...

I suggest having a frame powdercoated.

On that note, there's now a transparent powdercoat that adheres well and will NOT allow rust to form underneath.
01-22-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,020
Posted By af895

tgarcia2: your LBS might even be more generous...

tgarcia2: your LBS might even be more generous than that.
Mine was happy to go into the junk box and find a lightly-used (read: practically new) IG-51 chain from a wreck they handed over gratis.
I...
01-22-06, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By af895

Yeah, that's what the spacer Retro Grouch...

Yeah, that's what the spacer Retro Grouch mentioned is for.
It goes between the largest cog and the flange on the inside of the freehub body to stop the lateral play you're describing.
...
Forum: Touring
01-22-06, 05:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,631
Posted By af895

I'm with seeker333 on this - be cautious about...

I'm with seeker333 on this - be cautious about what tent you buy for cycle-touring, especially the published weights.

I'm trying to ditch a Mountain-HardWear Hammerhead 3 that I bought for...
01-22-06, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 314,403
Posted By af895

Hot bike CameraMan. Don't let them bust you up...

Hot bike CameraMan. Don't let them bust you up about it. They just haven't had their asses handed to them by someone on a folder. Yet.

;)

(my KHS is no Airnimal but I love it - see sig)
01-22-06, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,020
Posted By af895

For the muppets who won't read the linked thread,...

For the muppets who won't read the linked thread, I'll quote Sydney.




I personally have a bike with an 8-speed drivetrain using a Shimano IG-51 "narrow" chain (7.1mm) and a silver SRAM...
01-22-06, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,020
Posted By af895

I remember the discussion about this; the term...

I remember the discussion about this; the term "muppet" and "carpet smoker" came up.
(searches...)
Here it is: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=133545&highlight=powerlink
01-22-06, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,627
Posted By af895

Building on what others have said, I'm attaching...

Building on what others have said, I'm attaching a "Shimano Best to Worst" list.

It's worth reading this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=165031

It started as a question about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-06, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By af895

Gotta be careful the small wheels don't dig into...

Gotta be careful the small wheels don't dig into a rut and put you over the bars but other than that concern, go for it.

For steep downhilling I'd prefer 29" wheels but for flatter terrain 20" is...
01-21-06, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By af895

Went through this with a friend in the fall with...

Went through this with a friend in the fall with a chainring swap - easily fixed with washers.
Spacing washers were $1 each (!) at the LBS or pennies at the hardware store or bike co-op.
Forum: Foo
01-21-06, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By af895

Ranger, If you're sitting next to the WiFi...

Ranger,

If you're sitting next to the WiFi router and getting a poor signal, something's wrong.
I'd check the router config and see that the gain is set to 100% (-0dB).
Failing that, power it...
Forum: Foo
01-21-06, 04:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,053
Posted By af895

"The proctologist called. They found your head." ...

"The proctologist called. They found your head."

"Tell me something: if your mother and father got divorced, would they still be brother and sister?"

(ba dum boom ching)

;)
01-20-06, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By af895

I found this link interesting:...

I found this link interesting: http://www.cptips.com/ovrtrng.htm
Don't know how relevant it is but take it for what it's worth.
01-20-06, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By af895

It's a fender! ...

It's a fender!

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442497915&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302693141&bmUID=1137796848769
01-19-06, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,822
Posted By af895

I was skeptical of the Big Apple tires but my...

I was skeptical of the Big Apple tires but my local HPV crowd swears by them saying they're quite fast and add a lot of cushioning.
Forum: Touring
01-19-06, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By af895

A friend of "rolls his own": ...

A friend of "rolls his own":

http://www.pbase.com/flippinghades/bike_bags_saddlebag1
http://www.pbase.com/flippinghades/bike_bags_saddlebag1_construction

I'm leaning toward something like that...
01-19-06, 12:02 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 6,462
Posted By af895

(emphasis added) Couldn't have said it...

(emphasis added)

Couldn't have said it better myself.
01-19-06, 11:26 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 6,462
Posted By af895

DataJunkie and FXjohn, The point I'm making...

DataJunkie and FXjohn,

The point I'm making is: suburbs were originally much more livable places. You didn't even need a car to live in one. Every corner had a butcher, a baker (a candlestick...
01-19-06, 12:26 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 6,462
Posted By af895

That's the *manufactured* "American atomic dream...

That's the *manufactured* "American atomic dream family" that's been marketed since World War II.




Suburbs were originally the product of a well throught-out public transportation system -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-06, 12:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,267
Posted By af895

Excellent book! I'm almost through "Volume I -...

Excellent book! I'm almost through "Volume I - From San Francisco to Teheran"

You can download it here BTW:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5136
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13749

You can...
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