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09-26-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By 2_i

I have large statistics and opposite experiences...

I have large statistics and opposite experiences maybe because of many lower-priced orders. 3 months delivery was quite typical, One order took 5 months and one got lost. Some more expensive products...
09-26-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By 2_i

Just to second the advice, I originally got that...

Just to second the advice, I originally got that Jagwire liner to work with segmented housing, but then expanded its use to other circumstances. It works very well. I had some other Chinese liners...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By 2_i

:D Actually some of the challenges of riding in...

:D Actually some of the challenges of riding in the snow are similar to those in the sand. If you add the wet sand, you broaden the connections.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By 2_i

While I alternate between different bikes, the...

While I alternate between different bikes, the decision of taking the Brompton or not does depend on any weather conditions. I have studded tires for Brompton and they can be useful when it is...
09-24-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By 2_i

It is getting better on the average and as far as...

It is getting better on the average and as far as the worst and best cases are concerned. One of my recent orders arrived within 2 weeks by regular mail.
09-24-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By 2_i

Vaude is a German company. In the German...

Vaude is a German company. In the German language a bike rain cape is called Fahrrad Regenponcho that then gets translated by Amazon into poncho. There is also this one...
09-23-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By 2_i

Vaude ponchos...

Vaude ponchos (https://smile.amazon.com/VAUDE-Cover-Poncho-Lemon-Small/dp/B0086T0E3A) should be good quality. As others, I tend to go with a larger size than nominally suitable for me.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By 2_i

Yes, the ferrule can be outright loose on the...

Yes, the ferrule can be outright loose on the cable. The tension in the cable will push the ferrule snug with the end of the cable housing. You just do not want the ferrule slip off completely from a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By 2_i

Ferrules come in 2 sizes, meant for 4mm and 5mm...

Ferrules come in 2 sizes, meant for 4mm and 5mm outer diameter housing. Are you, by any chance pushing 4mm onto 5mm? Otherwise, it is common for thoughtful, gentle and delicate to beat brutal, no...
09-21-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By 2_i

Honestly my interest was in the fact that...

Honestly my interest was in the fact that sometimes my family asks me to pump up their car tires with my bike pump which is a bit slow. Use of such a power inflator just on the bike tires hardly...
09-21-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By 2_i

I was looking into that, but then got put off by...

I was looking into that, but then got put off by the perspective of still another type of battery, with a dedicated charger, that I would need to maintain. All these power tool batteries are just...
09-20-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 610
Posted By 2_i

I do that too, but it is not always...

I do that too, but it is not always straightforward and certainly not an option for many riders who change cables themselves. Tinning of stainless cables demands the use of acid and is helped by...
09-20-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 610
Posted By 2_i

+1. I reuse cables and housings all the time....

+1. I reuse cables and housings all the time. However, this is not done indiscriminately. While I try to treat the cables and housings gently, not always all goes according to plans. I examine the...
09-20-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By 2_i

Yes. You only need a clamp-on stop for the front...

Yes. You only need a clamp-on stop for the front derailleur. You also need to zip tie the housings so that it does not run loose, but for the trials you only need this one stop. If you start with the...
09-20-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By 2_i

No the cables do not need to be exposed. In the...

No the cables do not need to be exposed. In the long away past, it was normal for the cables to run inside a housing most of the way. Then the exposed stretches were introduced, seemingly to reduce...
09-19-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By 2_i

Repair of Digital Display Window

Many tools come these days with digital displays which are vulnerable in repair settings. A family member dropped a wrench on top of the digital display of an air pump, punching a hole in the...
09-16-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 969
Posted By 2_i

Sounds good. Myself, I could not not justify the...

Sounds good. Myself, I could not not justify the cost of having two such tools. After I found that I needed to get a second such tool to cope with the described circumstances, I sold my highly rated...
09-16-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 969
Posted By 2_i

So to drive my point, HAG's design does not seem...

So to drive my point, HAG's design does not seem to allow it to work with 20" wheels and maybe even 24" could be a problem. In addition the tool moves so close to the wheels that it is likely to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By 2_i

Normally you try to identify the hub and get...

Normally you try to identify the hub and get appropriate cones. Below you can see how much variation can be in the cones. Maybe you can contact a Dahon dealer, as presumably only few types are used...
09-15-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 818
Posted By 2_i

The appeal of real mamcharis is that they are...

The appeal of real mamcharis is that they are pretty much complete bikes equipped with lights integrated with dynamos, baskets, racks, elastic cords for the racks, fenders, padding and rain covers...
09-15-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 969
Posted By 2_i

We have a variety of wheel sizes on bikes in the...

We have a variety of wheel sizes on bikes in the household, down to 16". Not all alignment tools work with smaller wheel sizes and some will struggle with racks. This is is something to consider when...
09-15-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By 2_i

A regular post would commonly go on passenger...

A regular post would commonly go on passenger planes and that got disrupted. In addition, USPS handling of international deliveries became broken beyond what could be understood even under the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By 2_i

https://www.perennialcycle.com/koolstop-dura2-pad-...

https://www.perennialcycle.com/koolstop-dura2-pad-inserts.html

https://www.jensonusa.com/Kool-Stop-Dura-2-Replacement-Insert-Pads-SalmonBlackfor-ShimanoSRAMTektroTRP...
09-14-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By 2_i

I have a Lezyne Micro Floor pump that I equipped...

I have a Lezyne Micro Floor pump that I equipped with a digital gauge by buying a replacement hose from Lezyne, once they came out. I also replaced the head with a later Lezyne model. It is is now an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By 2_i

Brake cables are standardized. Basically any...

Brake cables are standardized. Basically any brake cable you get will fit. There will be 2 different ends on the replacement cable to match 2 standards for the ends. You cut off the one that you do...
09-13-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 818
Posted By 2_i

I had a mamchari in Japan, inheriting it because...

I had a mamchari in Japan, inheriting it because it was in a desperate shape, nobody wanted to invest in it and I took a pity on it and also needed a bike. As others have said these are sturdy and...
09-12-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By 2_i

Torque is determined by force times arm of force....

Torque is determined by force times arm of force. When you apply Birzman, the handle sticks out radially relative to a cog, so the length of the handle + half of the claws represents the arm. Other...
09-12-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By 2_i

Birzman Sprocket Remover...

Birzman Sprocket Remover (http://www.birzman.com/products_2.php?uID=2&cID=23&Key=272). I would go as far as saying that there is no point discussing any other tools in the comparison.

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09-10-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,725
Posted By 2_i

Are you positioning the ends of the Jack...

Are you positioning the ends of the Jack correctly, one grabbing the rim and pushing against it and the other grabbing the edge/wire of the tire? To me such tools are gimmicks and the useful exercise...
09-10-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By 2_i

Sorry about that. We have two Selle TRKs on two...

Sorry about that. We have two Selle TRKs on two folders and they work fine for us, but we are relatively light. For the trainer you might go with an overbuit saddle as the weight is then not an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By 2_i

This was about what Sram was claiming. The cage...

This was about what Sram was claiming. The cage snapped as I was starting from rest rather than riding, so they did not want to honor the warranty, I changed the wheel and the chain presumably was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,594
Posted By 2_i

I somehow miss the point. Half of the year in...

I somehow miss the point. Half of the year in Japan are rain days, but the designers seem to function in some Lalaland where fenders are irrelevant.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By 2_i

Congratulations on the finding! I reckon though...

Congratulations on the finding! I reckon though that this cage is carbon. I would not dare to put it on a full size bike, not to say about a folder. I had a Shimano RD, with an alu cage, for a number...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,452
Posted By 2_i

Same here, but sometimes I would unscrew too far...

Same here, but sometimes I would unscrew too far and the clamp would get misaligned, so I thought I would give the EZ Springs a shot. Obviously you have doubts when you see a feeble plastic going...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,452
Posted By 2_i

Brompton: EZ Clamp Spring -> Stuck

EZ Clamp Spring (http://ezclamp.co.uk/) claims to end 44 years of frustration with Brompton hinge clamps, pushing them away when open, without losing the proper clamp orientation:
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09-03-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By 2_i

You go around the ring circumference and make a...

You go around the ring circumference and make a series of tightly separated microbends. They add up to to an overall tightening of the ring diameter. If you do it carefully, the change in shape can...
09-02-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By 2_i

This is to offer potential advice from the area...

This is to offer potential advice from the area of folding bikes where people manipulate SA hubs to pack more cogs there than originally intended. In this you need to replace the original retaining...
09-02-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 28,123
Posted By 2_i

+1 I am using a Harbor Freight, usually filled...

+1 I am using a Harbor Freight, usually filled with a Simple Green solution and heated. You press a button and go away. You may then help the cleaner a bit with a toothbrush and start it again. For...
09-02-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,296
Posted By 2_i

I do not work with carbon, but may measure torque...

I do not work with carbon, but may measure torque anyway, such as when taking something apart and putting it back together when margins are narrow for other reasons, such for a clamp holding the...
09-01-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,725
Posted By 2_i

I believe, so but they lack the specific clips...

I believe, so but they lack the specific clips for putting the tires on. Check this video, towards the end.
09-01-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,725
Posted By 2_i

You might add Schwalbe tire levers...

You might add Schwalbe tire levers (https://www.schwalbetires.com/accessories/helpful_tools/tire_lever) to your arsenal for dealing with challenging tire-rim combinations. They add different...
09-01-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,296
Posted By 2_i

Thank you

Thank you
09-01-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,296
Posted By 2_i

Unfortunately a mediocre Harbor Freight...

Unfortunately a mediocre Harbor Freight calculator beats the best slide rule (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_rule) hands down. Are there many people left who insist on the last being superior?...
09-01-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,296
Posted By 2_i

I stand by my recommendation. On the electronic...

I stand by my recommendation. On the electronic side, I work with Fluke meters, Tektronix oscilloscopes and, on the mechanical, with Mitutoyo calipers. The particular torque adapter has about 2%...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By 2_i

The way that I understand that this should work...

The way that I understand that this should work is that you replace the visible bolt there in the clamp with a quick release bolt. The latter is a bolt that you can tighten or loosen, just by...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By 2_i

When I google "seatpost rack adapters", I get...

When I google "seatpost rack adapters", I get tons of hits, such as the one here (https://www.nicolletbike.com/product/problem-solvers-seatpost-clamp-with-rack-mounts-182377-1.htm) as in your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By 2_i

There is also Vekkit...

There is also Vekkit (https://vekkit.com/products/folding-ebike-kit).
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By 2_i

Pakit also seems to have the e-assist option, for...

Pakit also seems to have the e-assist option, for +1.2k. BF has a program of connecting customers for the sake of trying out their bikes, but those with e-assist are likely rare at this stage. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,293
Posted By 2_i

What I mean is that a cheap Bromptons that might...

What I mean is that a cheap Bromptons that might come in the second-hand market might not be particularly good. They might need an overhaul, there might be rust issues there and, while it could not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,293
Posted By 2_i

I am not sure you are making a right decision...

I am not sure you are making a right decision skipping the Tikit. My BF New World Tourist predates, to the best of my knowledge, Tikit production by BF. I do not recall ever needing any special...
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