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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By 2_i

I have used my folder in a similar manner. When I...

I have used my folder in a similar manner. When I had to take a car to work, but could only park many blocks away from my building, I would take the folder along to close the gap. Now I hardly ever...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By 2_i

Folders as means to get out of Russia

In the visual reports from all kinds of disasters, the bikes seem to play an amplified role compared to the everyday life. Now the folding bikes seem to help to get out of the draft in Russia, in...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By 2_i

My primary tire for winter is non-studded...

My primary tire for winter is non-studded Continental TopContact Winter. I basically put them on at the time of the year when there some chances of a frost in the early morning and take them off at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By 2_i

I tried one a while ago in a shop. It was very...

I tried one a while ago in a shop. It was very inexpensive for a folder, maybe $240 at the time, but also very uninspiring.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,759
Posted By 2_i

It's true and I think Brompton's choice of a...

It's true and I think Brompton's choice of a plastic tensioner is good. However, I treat it as a disposable, something I will swap in a few years for a new one. However, in the case of Brompton I am...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,759
Posted By 2_i

From the appearance in the photo, your derailleur...

From the appearance in the photo, your derailleur seems to have a plastic tensioner arm. Is that right? The price you quote seems to also point in that direction. However, Ltwoo seems also to have a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By 2_i

I have to say that I have hardly used the...

I have to say that I have hardly used the protective materials that I got from BF, maybe somewhat religiously for the first trip and then quickly less and less towards zero. Random pieces of old...
09-11-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By 2_i

I buy KMC, but there are fake ones in the market,...

I buy KMC, but there are fake ones in the market, see this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1220539-kmc-chain-authenticity-question-bought-taobao.html), particularly the...
09-11-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,170
Posted By 2_i

Whenever possible, given the winter conditions...

Whenever possible, given the winter conditions and availability for the wheel size, I ride the non-studded Conti TopContact Winter, rather than studded.
09-11-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By 2_i

If the two rings are spaced too closely, the...

If the two rings are spaced too closely, the chain on the smaller one may start rubbing or catching the larger one when you do not want it. If the spacing is too large, the chain may fall in-between...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,759
Posted By 2_i

Thanks for the details. I have the rear...

Thanks for the details. I have the rear derailleur coming close to the ground on my Bike Friday NWT, but no mishap there yet either. Still, it makes me uncomfortable and I ponder now switching to...
09-10-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By 2_i

Thanks for the info. It pertains to my hat on...

Thanks for the info. It pertains to my hat on the professional side, not having ordered there yet from AliExpress, but pondering. I presume that by 'sessions' you meant those on chat. Right? I...
09-09-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By 2_i

AliExpress now collects sales tax based on the US...

AliExpress now collects sales tax based on the US shipping address.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,759
Posted By 2_i

Congratulations on getting there and this on your...

Congratulations on getting there and this on your own. I wonder about the situation with the chain on the lowest cog. How far is the tensioner arm then from the ground? Can you fold then fine...
09-08-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By 2_i

If you managed to fit a plastic chain guard on...

If you managed to fit a plastic chain guard on the outer ring, it would prevent both pant staining and chain drop to the outside.
09-08-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By 2_i

Did you look at Peter White's page...

Did you look at Peter White's page (https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/light-mounts.php)? There is also the traditional style like here on Ebay...
09-08-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By 2_i

There are 2 orientations, diamond and square: ...

There are 2 orientations, diamond and square:


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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By 2_i

How does a single person operate 3 brakes? ...

How does a single person operate 3 brakes? Incidentally, I have 3 shifters on my Brompton and apparently it is not uncommon to have this many on recumbents.
09-08-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By 2_i

In my experience, the party at fault in delayed...

In my experience, the party at fault in delayed delivery has been more often USPS than not. The item lies there at the airport, past the customs, and USPS does not pick it up for 2 weeks or more. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By 2_i

My main use of barends is in them supporting the...

My main use of barends is in them supporting the bike when the latter is flipped upside down for service, and protecting all the installations on the handlebars. This tends to be particularly useful...
09-06-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,170
Posted By 2_i

Indeed, any predictions are quite fragile now....

Indeed, any predictions are quite fragile now. But, if I may add what worked in the past, it is looking into German vendors as the winter was about to close down. It is far more common to ride there...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 889,509
Posted By 2_i

To start with, in this photo the Brompton's...

To start with, in this photo the Brompton's wheels are well larger, in my count as much as 45% :D. They call it smoke and mirrors.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By 2_i

This is very close to what I had with two rings...

This is very close to what I had with two rings in the front and I am sure it should be enough for most people. However, in the end, two rings were not enough for me. In my steep area, it is common...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By 2_i

Yes, frame response of course matters and tire...

Yes, frame response of course matters and tire deformation too. As to the cogs, other factors contribute too, but at the edges of the range, one factor may stand out and for a small cog, the drop in...
09-05-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,170
Posted By 2_i

The best time is when winter starts winding down.

The best time is when winter starts winding down.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By 2_i

My Brompton rear derailleur is now 3s. I hardly...

My Brompton rear derailleur is now 3s. I hardly ever clean it and it works fine. I have now absolutely no problems with Brompton folding when on the smallest ring. My level of care about what the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,543
Posted By 2_i

The mods do react, remove posts and admonish...

The mods do react, remove posts and admonish offenders in messages, giving them a chance to execute restrain on their own. The escalation usually occurs when those subtle means fail to reach effect.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By 2_i

It is normal for optimization problems to yield...

It is normal for optimization problems to yield many minimae and broader criteria may favor picking one or another. A 9T cog venture into ridiculous in terms of inefficiency and wear, also of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,543
Posted By 2_i

It is not necessarily the issue of retaining the...

It is not necessarily the issue of retaining the potential offender and personal taking of those potential offences. Others may be disturbed by the form the discussion is taking and refrain from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By 2_i

Your experience must come from the folding bikes...

Your experience must come from the folding bikes with a midframe hinge. The folding alone on Bromton requires taking off about 15T of slack, before you turn to any slack from differences in cog size....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By 2_i

With BWR and cogs, I currently have 360% gear...

With BWR and cogs, I currently have 360% gear range in the rear. I do not see how you can safely pack this kind of range and properly take off chain slack in the physical space of 16" wheels with a...
09-03-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By 2_i

I have the stick version for one of them, maybe...

I have the stick version for one of them, maybe red. Following this discussion I will try it when an occasion occurs. One benefit for the liquid ones, I found, is that you can buy them in large...
09-03-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By 2_i

You can typically dilute liquid Loctite with...

You can typically dilute liquid Loctite with acetone. It is usually superglue with some additives.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By 2_i

There was a lot of discussion of practical...

There was a lot of discussion of practical experiences with Brompton electric conversions on the German-language Brompton forum. Unfortunately, the archives are not accessible right now. Maybe...
09-02-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,093
Posted By 2_i

In my experience AliExpress got much better...

In my experience AliExpress got much better recently handling complaints. When sending my order back, I got a free UPS label and was sending my order back to Chicago, rather than China for my own...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,365
Posted By 2_i

Here is an industry note...

Here is an industry note (https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2022/07/29/illinois-distributor-khs-bicycle-parts-close-august). Curl is listed on ThorUSA as a retired model, as is Boardwalk!
08-30-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By 2_i

Are you swapping sprockets when you change the...

Are you swapping sprockets when you change the chain? Simultaneous change is a standard for Brompton, but some people miss it and change the sprockets only every few time they swap the chain. I did...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By 2_i

You can get a sprocket checker. The classical...

You can get a sprocket checker. The classical one was that by Rohloff but KMC and some other manufacturers have their copies of the tool out. Smaller cogs can indeed wear faster and you can...
08-29-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By 2_i

Use only an amount that will spread over several...

Use only an amount that will spread over several threads. If you flood a long thin bolt, you may have serious problems unscrewing that bolt without damage even when you use the blue Loctite. there is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,365
Posted By 2_i

You need to be realistic. Eventually something...

You need to be realistic. Eventually something will break in the bike you get and you will need to get some specialized part or dealer to fix it. It can be harder to get that specialized part than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,365
Posted By 2_i

As in any other area, beware of products that...

As in any other area, beware of products that have surfaced last month and supposedly solve all problems of the world. A folding bike needs to be rugged. Its abuse that may be outside of your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,365
Posted By 2_i

For bar or restaurant it is Brompton and it is...

For bar or restaurant it is Brompton and it is about it. Yes, it is awkward for larger distances, rough terrain, but you just have to swallow it and figure out a way to carry larger loads without...
08-27-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 450
Posted By 2_i

I carry an alu strip, 8cm/3.25" long, 4.5mm wide,...

I carry an alu strip, 8cm/3.25" long, 4.5mm wide, a left-over from cutting an alu sheet, 1mm thick. I rounded corners, so I do not scar the rubber. I try to spread the glue very thin. It dries then...
08-27-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 450
Posted By 2_i

With and without the top. Every seal in the world...

With and without the top. Every seal in the world leaks, the question is just at what rate. With a full 6ml vial I can afford adding solvent once a year, with a full 2ml, I may need to add it every 4...
08-27-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 450
Posted By 2_i

Remember that for, the same size of opening, the...

Remember that for, the same size of opening, the rate at which a vial will be drying out is coarsely inversely proportional to the volume. I.e., a 2ml vial will be drying out 3x faster than 6ml. A...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,246
Views: 590,380
Posted By 2_i

Asiatic is a simple transcription from the French...

Asiatic is a simple transcription from the French asiatique, nothing special. It seemed that the issue has been already discussed here (https://www.bikeforums.net/22612045-post294.html). Otherwise,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By 2_i

Photos of the 2 bikes?

Photos of the 2 bikes?
08-24-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By 2_i

You can only get slow USB charging with dynohub.

You can only get slow USB charging with dynohub.
08-23-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By 2_i

I have 4 different such tools: Kool Stop...

I have 4 different such tools: Kool Stop (Simson), Var, Bike Hand (maybe really no-name), One Lever Instead of Three (German from roseversand). They all work at some level, but hands are always with...
08-23-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By 2_i

You can put a cassette spacer on the drive side...

You can put a cassette spacer on the drive side and get it even.

P.S. Ebay photos suggest that you should be able to take this BB apart and examine in detail what the situation is. Maybe one of...
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