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07-12-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By mtb_addict

100 mV on bottle dynamo

my Dutchbike headlight not working anymore...i rarely use it...like 5 years old.

i flipped bike over, attached a volt meter, spinned the wheel by hand...

spinning as fast as i can, i get max...
07-08-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,824
Posted By mtb_addict

So... Jury = Kilo WT ?

So... Jury = Kilo WT ?
Forum: Foo
07-08-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7,969
Views: 704,654
Posted By mtb_addict

AWD is mostly hype. ...

AWD is mostly hype.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a3091/the-myth-of-the-all-powerful-all-wheel-drive-15202862/
Forum: Foo
07-05-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7,969
Views: 704,654
Posted By mtb_addict

By the look of the hood, it appears to be a...

By the look of the hood, it appears to be a classic car. Probably one of those that drive more like a boat. Or have possibly have poorly altered suspension.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By mtb_addict

post one week update on the Jifo... i...

post one week update on the Jifo...

i updated the issue on post #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) with red, and...

1. i have changed my mind. i am finally...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Posted By mtb_addict

Target shirts says odor controlled.

Target shirts says odor controlled.
06-30-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,035
Posted By mtb_addict

its strange...but now i find that at 60 psi, bike...

its strange...but now i find that at 60 psi, bike is riding very good now.
so i dont need to go to max pressure anymore.

i suspect the tire was not properly seated at the beginning and gave some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By mtb_addict

i did painstakingly read thru all 6 pages. ...

i did painstakingly read thru all 6 pages.

most people will proby find 53t will be quite good enough to get just a wee bit mo' speed. and 53t will probably not have clearance issue.

even if it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By mtb_addict

just realixed one pedal is marked R, other marked...

just realixed one pedal is marked R, other marked L.

i had it switched. i realized when i got home, unpluggrd the pedal, and the backside latch fell on the ground.

i was able to screw the latch...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By mtb_addict

looks like a 53t chainring will fit. and is easy...

looks like a 53t chainring will fit. and is easy swap on the Wasp.

53t proby fit on the Tokyo too.

with 53t, the gearing should be fast enough for most people. so people should not ignore...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By mtb_addict

i see wat u mean 48x14 highest gearing. is...

i see wat u mean 48x14 highest gearing.

is there clearance for 53 chainring?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By mtb_addict

the Origami Wasp is mych lighter than Citizen...

the Origami Wasp is mych lighter than Citizen Tokyo.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By mtb_addict

Jifo very good, but some issues

took my Jifo Uno '16 on a maiden ride.
threw this feather weight bike into the trunk of car with one hand and no fuzz, and headed into town.
16 miles thru urban neighborhoods: smooth roads, bad...
06-28-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,035
Posted By mtb_addict

awesome...that is the precise answer i am looking...

awesome...that is the precise answer i am looking for.
06-28-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,035
Posted By mtb_addict

exceeding max psi safely by how much

if tire says, 85 psi max...is it okay to pump to 95 psi?

running 16"x32mm Kenda on folder bike...rider weighs 150#.

tires feel flat even at 75psi...but to reach 85 psi...i need to pump tire to...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Posted By mtb_addict

Yeah. Polyester trap odor molecules. On my...

Yeah. Polyester trap odor molecules.

On my thin summer polyester shirt, I don't really smell the odor.

But on my thicker polyester shirt, it smell fresh out of the washing machine, but put it...
Forum: Foo
06-26-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7,969
Views: 704,654
Posted By mtb_addict

Wide boulevards very dangerous for pedestrians.

Wide boulevards very dangerous for pedestrians.
06-26-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,074
Posted By mtb_addict

Some of us wear nice cloths while riding bikes....

Some of us wear nice cloths while riding bikes. Clean chain is good insurance for not ruining good pants.
06-25-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By mtb_addict

success! i got the drive side locknut off. all i...

success! i got the drive side locknut off. all i had to do was bolt the left side to the frame to immobilize the axle.

one 2mm spacer on the left side.
one 1mm washer on the drive side.

1mm...
06-25-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By mtb_addict

I can delete the 2 outside axle-nut washers....

I can delete the 2 outside axle-nut washers. That'll give me alittle more room. I'll try adding a 2mm spacer inside the locknut, but only on the left side. That'll reduce the gap to 2mm. But that'd...
06-25-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By mtb_addict

OMG, you are right. There's no room to add a...

OMG, you are right. There's no room to add a spacer. Here is a stock photo from the manufacturer.
...
06-24-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By mtb_addict

i dont know how to get a spacer on the drive...

i dont know how to get a spacer on the drive side. it has cartridge bearings. and a proprietary 76mm hub. its a 16" wheel.

theres no way to hold the axle to loosen the locknut
...
06-24-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By mtb_addict

bending aluminum dropout

is this big gap normal for aluminum frame?

when i tighten the axle nut, the frame will bend. is it okay? looks to be about 4mm.

[edit: i was able to insert spacers...see post 17]...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,969
Posted By mtb_addict

i just got the Jifo. the factory chain looks...

i just got the Jifo.
the factory chain looks like its been painted silver.
i can definitely see some kind of greasy lube inside the rollers.
but the outside is dry.

i assume the silver paint is...
06-24-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,074
Posted By mtb_addict

I thought alcohol is used to wash out the mineral...

I thought alcohol is used to wash out the mineral spirit.
i read that (1) you use mineral spirit to get the oil and yuck out of the chain, (2) then you use the alcohol to flush the mineral spirit...
06-24-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,074
Posted By mtb_addict

Let me get this right. 1 stick...

Let me get this right.





1 stick of paraffin (4 oz weight),
24 liquid oz of Naptha,
0.5 oz of automotive gear lube.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,969
Posted By mtb_addict

I deleted my WD40 post after reading that is...

I deleted my WD40 post after reading that is attracts alot of dirt.

So, does ACF-50 attract dirt?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,969
Posted By mtb_addict

i wonder how long before component wear out if...

i wonder how long before component wear out if chain is always bone dry?

if it can go 500 miles on bone dry, then it might be more than the life of a bike.

but if not...then...consider...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,969
Posted By mtb_addict

If you got a filthy chain and chainstay, the bag...

If you got a filthy chain and chainstay, the bag might spread the dirt and grime from dirty to clean part of the bike, as you pull the cover.
06-24-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,074
Posted By mtb_addict

I saw a youtuber use a rice cooker in place of...

I saw a youtuber use a rice cooker in place of crockpot to wax the chains.

I happen to have a tiny rice cooker in the cabinet. It cook white rice, but doesn't cook properly brown rice. And since...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,969
Posted By mtb_addict

The problem is not just the chain is dirty, but...

The problem is not just the chain is dirty, but also the frame gets dirty too. Since I never wash my Dahon Boardwalk...it is very filthy on the frame and rear wheel. You brush against the chainstay,...
06-24-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,074
Posted By mtb_addict

Does breaking a chain frequently cause wear and...

Does breaking a chain frequently cause wear and tear on the pin and roller?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,969
Posted By mtb_addict

if u strip all the oil off the chain....wont the...

if u strip all the oil off the chain....wont the outside of chain rust easily?

also, the cog and chainring...would those rust too?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,969
Posted By mtb_addict

rust?

rust?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,969
Posted By mtb_addict

people say i have to strip the oil off the chain...

people say i have to strip the oil off the chain using mineral spirit and alcohol.

but i hate to mess with harsh chemicals.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,969
Posted By mtb_addict

cleanest chain lube for last-mile folder

so, if you ride train, buses alot, or yur FB spends alot of time in the car...you obvioisly dont want chain tattooes or black grease stains all over yur car or on yur luggage...

wat do FB people...
06-22-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,010
Posted By mtb_addict

Road runners are pavement pounders. Road...

Road runners are pavement pounders.

Road bicycles are pavement rollers.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Posted By mtb_addict

At one point, I thought about making a cloths...

At one point, I thought about making a cloths line on the bike rack at the back of the building. But there's alot of foot traffic back there.
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7,969
Views: 704,654
Posted By mtb_addict

driver-of-stolen-dump-truck-causes-mayhem ...

driver-of-stolen-dump-truck-causes-mayhem

https://www.twincities.com/2018/11/01/driver-of-stolen-dump-truck-causes-mayhem-and-damage-in-inver-grove-heights/
06-21-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,538
Posted By mtb_addict

Some Amazon review says that Origin8 crankset...

Some Amazon review says that Origin8 crankset does not include the left side arm! That's no good. verify with seller first.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Posted By mtb_addict

Airing out sweaty shirts and shorts

Now the hot and humid weather reminds me...

I used to stuff my very sweaty shirts and shorts into my bag, and by the end of the day, it's pretty well cooked.

But now I have a book shelf that I...
06-21-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,538
Posted By mtb_addict

Yes, if it is the typical 68mm BB shell. But...

Yes, if it is the typical 68mm BB shell.

But if you have a bike using some other standards, you might have hard time finding the right size BB.

And, you need special tools to replace the BB as...
06-21-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,538
Posted By mtb_addict

I found the same item on Amazon. You can read the...

I found the same item on Amazon. You can read the user reviews.
...
06-21-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,538
Posted By mtb_addict

SQR means square taper. 107 is the recommended...

SQR means square taper.
107 is the recommended length of the BB spindle.
JIS means Japan Industrial Standard, this has to do with the taper shape.

There are two common kinds of Square Taper:...
06-21-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,538
Posted By mtb_addict

I have knee problem also. So, I'm sympathetic to...

I have knee problem also. So, I'm sympathetic to your concern.

What about this......
06-21-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By mtb_addict

Someone pointed out that Velolab in Boulder...

Someone pointed out that Velolab in Boulder performed an independent lab tests on different brand of lubes and found the difference between good lube and bad lube is 6 watts. So, it is not just about...
06-20-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By mtb_addict

if u can afford it, then why not use sumting...

if u can afford it, then why not use sumting designed specifically and no more worrying.

i bet the pros dont use auto grease.
06-19-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By mtb_addict

Lasko. The crank is a Lasko advertised by...

Lasko.

The crank is a Lasko advertised by Ebay seller as "fixie". It came with only 1 chainring...so it came with short nuts.
But it has the shelves for 2 chainrings. I think this is a copy of...
06-19-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By mtb_addict

The nuts that came with this new crank were...

The nuts that came with this new crank were serrated to provide alot of friction. But these nuts were not long enough.

The new nuts don't have such serration and is very slippery and spin too...
06-19-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,074
Posted By mtb_addict

So what is the best place to buy wax for the...

So what is the best place to buy wax for the crock pot?

And how much do I need?
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