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04-13-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By 2_i

I have not watched it. I am sure they have a...

I have not watched it. I am sure they have a better equipment than I at home and no safety corners are cut. They have pretty large items that they need to clean and it is doubtful these can be put...
04-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By 2_i

This is insulting, maybe a provocation. The...

This is insulting, maybe a provocation. The usual problems in getting the beads have to do with skills of the operator who may then seek some outside to blame for. My common exercise is to put...
04-13-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By 2_i

At an instrumentation branch of my work they...

At an instrumentation branch of my work they commonly use alcohol in the ultrasonic cleaners when cleaning their instrument components.
04-10-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 264
Posted By 2_i

Accidental and out of sight damage is more likely...

Accidental and out of sight damage is more likely along the down tube, where well more is going on mechanically and where the route is closer to the ground. If you carry the bike on a car rack, then...
04-10-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By 2_i

I normally extend the front fender so that it...

I normally extend the front fender so that it runs past the lamp in the front of the rack. The rack helps in the extension as the fender extension can be tied to it. However tyrion does not use a...
04-09-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By 2_i

My years of research and testing invariably land...

My years of research and testing invariably land the lamp in front of the rack, right above the tire :D. If reaching for the switch there is too much bother, I put one under the finger on the...
04-09-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By 2_i

I have the 2.5l one from Harbor Freight...

I have the 2.5l one from Harbor Freight (https://www.harborfreight.com/25-liter-ultrasonic-cleaner-63256.html) and am absolutely thrilled with it. I just use water with some Simple Green added and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,120
Posted By 2_i

No Zoom blessing + Paypal donation! One can see...

No Zoom blessing + Paypal donation! One can see why Poland is ravaged now by Covid in spite of those sacraments...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By 2_i

If it is flat, then 6 or 7 is plenty.

If it is flat, then 6 or 7 is plenty.
04-05-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By 2_i

I got this digital torque adapter...

I got this digital torque adapter (https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Tool-M206-Digital-Adapter/dp/B00EDEDKHE/). Its use is straightforward unlike that of some baffling torque wrenches I got in the...
04-04-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By 2_i

The posts stay on and other people with the...

The posts stay on and other people with the problem at hand will be reading how to solve it ;).
04-04-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By 2_i

There is KlickFix Mini Mount...

There is KlickFix Mini Mount (https://www.amazon.com/Rixen-Kaul-KLICKfix-Mini-Mount/dp/B0043G7KWS).
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 420,072
Posted By 2_i

Most likely you will not be able to prevent the...

Most likely you will not be able to prevent the mounting finger from rotating in that adapter. Even if you initially have some success, the tab that acts against rotation will soon shear off. Maybe...
04-03-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 965
Posted By 2_i

After you remove the bolt, you start riding, but...

After you remove the bolt, you start riding, but gently. At the moment you sense that the crank starts to loosen, you stop and walk the bike back. It works 100% of time. Yes, you always hear advice...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By 2_i

My bread and butter problem in winter is to get...

My bread and butter problem in winter is to get out of a ditch in the snow. My lowest gears are primarily for this purpose and they allow to apply the torque very precisely without losing grip. If...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By 2_i

No matter what gear changing arrangement you...

No matter what gear changing arrangement you have, it will most likely be impossible to change the gear on a very steep slope up, so you have to prepare yourself dropping as much down as you need...
03-28-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By 2_i

In my experience the custom cassettes never...

In my experience the custom cassettes never worked as smoothly as those off the shelf. I would suggest an experiment of unpinning the cogs and then stacking them without actually swapping any cog....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,067
Posted By 2_i

I already wasted my time and money once and will...

I already wasted my time and money once and will not waste it again on a V4 prototype. My equipment needs to be bombproof just like the original Brompton is. Clean threads around hinges?! You must be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By 2_i

The problem is that you need to get again those...

The problem is that you need to get again those special cogs every time you replace the chain. An issue with chainrings, when going with non-Brompton, is the potential lack of a chainguard.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 420,072
Posted By 2_i

I have a Kamoya kickstand for Brompton. It is an...

I have a Kamoya kickstand for Brompton. It is an overthought, overengineered product that is useless in practice. I also have the said Kamoya suspension for Brompton. It works reasonably, but then...
03-16-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By 2_i

I buy only tubes with replaceable valves so that...

I buy only tubes with replaceable valves so that I do not need to toss a tube because of a bad valve. The rubber in the gasket that seals the valve is actually thin and fragile and go bad before the...
03-16-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By 2_i

If you ever get that Victure camera, please post...

If you ever get that Victure camera, please post your impressions. We have their mp3 players too and they have been pretty good. The only negative was their switching on when plugged in for...
03-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,231
Posted By 2_i

If we turn to the crashes by others, I have this...

If we turn to the crashes by others, I have this very talkative friend. To avoid going berserk, I ride behind him enough so that the words become indiscernible. He just needs the presence of...
03-11-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,231
Posted By 2_i

I entangled a shoelace so badly around the pedal...

I entangled a shoelace so badly around the pedal and crank that the only way out was to lean to the side and fall to the ground to get the mess resolved. These days I stop turning cranks the moment...
03-09-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By 2_i

The linked ad for Lidl also lists foam spoke...

The linked ad for Lidl also lists foam spoke reflectors for a sensible price, nearly as low as normal for EU.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By 2_i

My main folding bike rolls like a suitcase when...

My main folding bike rolls like a suitcase when folded. As long as I move within an infrastructure friendly towards handicapped people, its weight is about as important as paint finish.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,142
Posted By 2_i

As I have different male and female threads in...

As I have different male and female threads in the vicinity that match or just minimally mismatch and I tried to couple those that mismatched just a bit, my advise is of not going for it with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,142
Posted By 2_i

In my memory, the plastic cylinders provide no...

In my memory, the plastic cylinders provide no structural support of any sort, just shield the interior from dirt getting in. I.e., if you extend the pulley axles so far that a gap develops, the risk...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,142
Posted By 2_i

At some point there might be indeed too much...

At some point there might be indeed too much leverage. However, there is not much space there anyway. My modestly extended axles have worked for years now.

As to the regular derailleur for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,142
Posted By 2_i

I extended axles in my tensioner after going from...

I extended axles in my tensioner after going from 2 to 3 cogs. It is just a bolt with a piece of stainless steel tube slipped on. I.e., I used longer bolts and longer tube pieces. If you go too far,...
02-27-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,030
Posted By 2_i

Full agreement. Sounds like you were...

Full agreement.



Sounds like you were actually never approaching any boundaries.
02-25-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By 2_i

For random bikes I have a headlamp (Rofis - not...

For random bikes I have a headlamp (Rofis - not produced anymore, but there should be other options now) that I aim low. I attach a Cygolite Hotshot to the back of the headlamp strap. The Hotshot has...
02-24-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By 2_i

I replaced the analog gauge in my Zefal Husky...

I replaced the analog gauge in my Zefal Husky floor pump, that I could hardly decipher, with the replacement digital gauge for a Lezyne floor pump. There were some challenges in matching the threads...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By 2_i

The original Brompton rack is generally superior...

The original Brompton rack is generally superior to the aftermarket offerings, but its weakness are alu stays that deform too easily. I swapped those stays for titanium and I expect my rack to be the...
02-23-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
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: 527
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: 17
Views: 967
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
02-23-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,031
Posted By 2_i

Have you tried limit screws? Have you tried to...

Have you tried limit screws? Have you tried to find out what chainring size is anticipated with that mount? There are adapters around that allow you to move attachment position for the derailleur,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By 2_i

While all cables and housing are non-Brompton now...

While all cables and housing are non-Brompton now on my bike, the swapping involved different hiccups and, overall, I would not recommend the swapping just for the heck of it. I remember shift cable...
02-20-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By 2_i

Are you setting the meter for a sensible range,...

Are you setting the meter for a sensible range, i.e., 20VAC or so in this case? Are you measuring off the dynamo or farther away? Are you just spinning the wheel fast enough? Apologies if the...
02-19-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,030
Posted By 2_i

Literally maybe not much, unless you are flying...

Literally maybe not much, unless you are flying over the handlebars. However, if you take a broader perspective, then maybe quite a bit. Instincts are important because that is all that you might be...
02-18-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,030
Posted By 2_i

When I was in college, I was doing judo. The...

When I was in college, I was doing judo. The first thing they did with us, I think for a month of intense training, few h/week, was exclusively to have us learn how to fall, to gain instincts where...
02-18-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,030
Posted By 2_i

The bike itself is pretty much ensured to be bomb...

The bike itself is pretty much ensured to be bomb proof, i.e., pretty much no matter what happens the bike can be picked up and ridden on. Luggage has some safety cord so that it can be picked from...
02-18-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,030
Posted By 2_i

Completely different, 540 degree away, strategy...

Completely different, 540 degree away, strategy here. At any moment I am ready to jump off the bike and let the bike fall under me, escaping without any bruises. In winter your control over what you...
02-17-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,030
Posted By 2_i

I ride in walking boots with regular socks, the...

I ride in walking boots with regular socks, the same as in summer. This has worked for me down to -28C/-18F, but currently it only gets down to about -20C/-4F :(. I stay away from junky, from my pt...
02-14-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 700
Posted By 2_i

What about mounting brakes for the electric...

What about mounting brakes for the electric Brompton? E-bikes usually need stronger brakes.
02-13-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By 2_i

I am primarily self-taught, but then my learning...

I am primarily self-taught, but then my learning was getting validated with a use of that knowledge in my day job and the electronics even became the main focus during some periods. The dynamo...
02-13-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By 2_i

From the instructions for IQ-Cyo Senso currently...

From the instructions for IQ-Cyo Senso currently on my bike and powered there by DC:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/529x74/175qt_f20dab00ff809a440aaa1c28eb9f1d41b9b1ab44.jpg...
02-12-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By 2_i

As differently powered lights were mentioned, let...

As differently powered lights were mentioned, let me venture into the power source area for IQ-Cyo and IQ-X. Even though B&M said that IQ-Cyo is for dynamo systems only, I have powered them fine with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,983
Posted By 2_i

Pulley assembly for gear hub mounts in such a...

Pulley assembly for gear hub mounts in such a loop.
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