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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Winfried

Incidently, are you happy with that (LitePro?...

Incidently, are you happy with that (LitePro? TWTOPSE? Other?) luggage block?
08-03-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,602
Posted By Winfried

Out of curiosity, is it possible to just replace...

Out of curiosity, is it possible to just replace the plain bearings found in lower-end Nexus with needle bearings found in higher-end Nexus, or at worst, change the bearings + gears?

Are the...
07-25-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Winfried

Thanks, I'll investigate.

Thanks, I'll investigate.
07-21-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Winfried

Thanks. I might even need to get a different...

Thanks. I might even need to get a different controller if it turns out the original controller can't be connected or won't talk to a foreign battery.
07-20-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Winfried

What's FME? "Frequently (especially with...

What's FME?

"Frequently (especially with OEM's) is the connectors for controller and battery.": Not sure I understand.
07-20-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Winfried

Question [SOLVED] [newbie] Use any battery with same voltage?

Hello,

If the e-bike maker can't provide a replacement for weeks or even months… can I use any other battery as long as the voltage is the same?

Can the software/BMS tell I'm not using the same...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Winfried

Climb on a bathroom scale with/without them and...

Climb on a bathroom scale with/without them and substract?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Winfried

I've read+heard multiple testimonies of people...

I've read+heard multiple testimonies of people complaing that recent HS11 aren't as good (cheaper design → need frequent bleeding), but a 2013 set might still use the old one.

Here's how to tell a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Winfried

Toe overlap on the front fender on Montagues is a...

Toe overlap on the front fender on Montagues is a known issue.

There might be a third-party, clip-on alternative.
06-25-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Winfried

Thank you. So it's only needed (convenient,...

Thank you.

So it's only needed (convenient, rather) if you take a hub completely apart for a thorough cleaning + lubricating.
06-24-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Winfried

[Gear hub] Shimano alignment tool TL-8S30

Hello,

Out of curiosity, what is the Shimano alignment tool TL-8S30 (https://www.bike-components.de/en/Shimano/TL-8S30-Alignment-Tool-for-Inter-8-Internally-Geared-Hubs-p28719/) for?

Is it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By Winfried

I was just looking at their USA...

I was just looking at their USA (https://usa.dahon.com/collections/bikes)/Europe (https://eu.dahon.com/bikes-category/bikes/) sites today, and found nothing interesting.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 581,416
Posted By Winfried

FWIW: https://kstoerz.com/freespoke/hub/190

FWIW:
https://kstoerz.com/freespoke/hub/190
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 100,164
Posted By Winfried

Oribike no longers manufactures a front rack/low...

Oribike no longers manufactures a front rack/low rider to carry a pair of panniers. Would a third-party solution work on that fork that requires removing the wheel for folding?

Alternatively,...
06-01-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Winfried

It's not mine. I asked because I read other...

It's not mine. I asked because I read other people having issues with mid-drive and Enviolo hubs.

I also read from another user that the cables used by Enviolo aren't as strong as those from eg....
06-01-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,547
Posted By Winfried

Hello, Gates confirmed CDC and the new...

Hello,

Gates confirmed CDC and the new CDN/CDX aren't compatible.

While cogs and chainrings are available, lthe 120T CDC belt is no longer manufactured and is nowhere to be found — in Europe,...
05-31-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Winfried

Enviolo + mid-drive = bad?

Hello,

Looks like someone isn't happy (https://gofile.io/d/Z4Ll8o) with his brand new cargo bike powered by an Enviolo 380 gear hub and Bosch Cargo Line 4 Cruise mid-drive motor, although he was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Winfried

You should have the ERD from the rim...

You should have the ERD from the rim manufacturer.

Then, look up the hub here, and it'll tell you what spoke length to use depending on the lacing:

https://kstoerz.com/freespoke/hubs

I can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By Winfried

From Tern, there's also the Trolley Rack...

From Tern, there's also the Trolley Rack (https://www.ternbicycles.com/gear/471/trolley-rack).
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-22, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Winfried

As SRAM (which bought Sachs in 1997) stopped...

As SRAM (which bought Sachs in 1997) stopped manufacturing gear hubs in 2017…it won't be easy finding cogs for that hub:

"Sachs/SRAM IGH parts are no longer made. You can still find spares online,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Winfried

Here's the conversation : ...

Here's the conversation :

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1184394-nokon-elite-bamboo-cable-housing-folders.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Winfried

Out of curiosity, what advantage does this kind...

Out of curiosity, what advantage does this kind of housing offer compared to the usual stuff?
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By Winfried

Thanks much. So I rode back all the way to...

Thanks much.

So I rode back all the way to the bike shop accross town. Turns out there was significant play between the nut and locknut.

Lesson learned: After replacing the bearings, even when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By Winfried

I pull the front brake tight, and push the bike...

I pull the front brake tight, and push the bike forward. I can feel some play with my hands on the handlebar, or touching the nut + locknut while pushing the bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By Winfried

Yes, a skinny spanner, and a regular...

Yes, a skinny spanner, and a regular adjustable/crecent wrench.

No Brompton user in the audience who could confirm that small play should not be there on a well adjusted bike?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By Winfried

The part in the lower right hand-side does have a...

The part in the lower right hand-side does have a tab, but I have no reason to try anything more than checking how tight the nut is since the whole thing is supposed to have been replaced a couple of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By Winfried

Ok, I'll get a 36mm cone spanner. Thanks.

Ok, I'll get a 36mm cone spanner. Thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By Winfried

[SOLVED] [Brompton] Small play between nut and locknut in headset

Hello,

I don't have another Brompton to use as a reference.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a Brompton-endorsed LBS replace the headset on the Brompton I bought years ago: The mechanic found the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,747
Posted By Winfried

Apparently, it's gone but was available at some...

Apparently, it's gone but was available at some point

https://www.bikegang.co.uk/bikeganghut/Brompton-Non-Chamfer-BB-Schlumpf-Mountain-Drive-Gearing-System-German-Made-HM-p86744203
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,747
Posted By Winfried

But do you really need an 818% range? Wouldn't a...

But do you really need an 818% range? Wouldn't a double chainring be good enough, wthout that issue with the tensioner?

A six-speeder + 50/34 chairing = 443%

And a Nexus 8 + 50/34 + 16T cog + =...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-22, 01:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,946
Posted By Winfried

Any link?

Any link?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,946
Posted By Winfried

Even leaving the left-side dust cover untouched...

Even leaving the left-side dust cover untouched on the Nexus, ie. it's still 132,5mm wide, there's enough clearance for the tire and it doesn't rub againt the frame.

I only had to raise the fender...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,946
Posted By Winfried

I've been riding it fine for over 2,000 km. Looks...

I've been riding it fine for over 2,000 km. Looks like quick and dirty, at least done by a professional, does the job.

Since it's a spare triangle, you have nothing to lose.

Just using a skewer...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,946
Posted By Winfried

I didn't have the guts to do it myself, so paid a...

I didn't have the guts to do it myself, so paid a frame maker to do it for me. It took him 20mn and I was charged the grand sum of €30. It's no big job for a pro.

Hold the bike around the bottom...
02-16-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Winfried

With a mid-drive, an eccentric bottom bracket...

With a mid-drive, an eccentric bottom bracket (https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-brackets/ebb.html) won't do.

A bolt on each side is a simpler alternative to a "chain" tensioner...
02-14-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,602
Posted By Winfried

There was no 75W90/140 gear oil in the shop, but...

There was no 75W90/140 gear oil in the shop, but there was ATF… which I used to give the SG-8R31 a bath.

And… it makes zero difference: In either speed 4/5, after giving one revolution of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Winfried

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/650x462/cabdf809_f132_4a3e_b55b_1c48b398255b_ca16b7d448482b3cdb797d82fd8dd806031ad425.png
https://usa.dahon.com/products/launch-d8
02-12-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,602
Posted By Winfried

I'll get a liter of 75W90 gear oil. I wonder...

I'll get a liter of 75W90 gear oil.

I wonder if the fact that the wheel stops spinning after just 5-6 seconds after one revolution of the crank by hand vs. ~15s on my big bike isn't simply/also...
02-12-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,602
Posted By Winfried

Hello, I'd like to dip this SG-8R31 Nexus 8...

Hello,

I'd like to dip this SG-8R31 Nexus 8 into gear oil to see if it makes it less draggy, but am stuck removing the core (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/nexus8/pages/13.htm) from the hub: It...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,747
Posted By Winfried

Looks a bit messy ...

Looks a bit messy

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x603/bernds_64c75727ed84d77eb067f243b2f50f5b1db4542a.png
02-07-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Winfried

Thanks for the tip. I'll grease up the cog-side. ...

Thanks for the tip. I'll grease up the cog-side.

Someone else tried the electrical tape:...
02-06-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Winfried

From what I read, recent models of the Nexus 8...

From what I read, recent models of the Nexus 8 don't leak much provided you don't use more than ~15ml of oil. The Alfine 11 uses 25ml...
02-05-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Winfried

Thanks mucho for the infos. While I'm at it,...

Thanks mucho for the infos.

While I'm at it, I'm thinking of drilling an oil port (https://www.avdweb.nl/Article_files/Solarbike/Miscellaneous/Shimano-Nexus/Shimano-Nexus-7-lubrication1.JPG) on...
02-05-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Winfried

What gear oil do you use? So there's no...

What gear oil do you use?

So there's no significant difference between the Nexus/Alfine hubs in terms of efficiency, and the use of plain/needle bearings and pawls/roller clutches is just...
02-04-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Winfried

Happened on this page: "Why does the Shimano...

Happened on this page:

"Why does the Shimano Nexus-7 has such a great friction?" (https://www.avdweb.nl/solar-bike/misc/shimano-nexus-7-large-friction-explained)
02-04-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Winfried

Apparently, the amounf ot noise made by pawls can...

Apparently, the amounf ot noise made by pawls can be lowered depending on the material used as well as the number of pawls involved, among other parameters.

I do like how silent Alfine/Nexus hubs...
02-04-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Winfried

Thanks for the feedback.

Thanks for the feedback.
02-04-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Winfried

I agree, although in this article...

I agree, although in this article (http://cyclea2b.blogspot.com/2011/04/shimano-nexus-8-review-regrease.html), the user complained of malfunction after applying too much grease (just on the rollers?...
02-02-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Winfried

[Nexus gear hub] Ratchet+pawls vs. roller clutch?

Hello,

The page on Nexus 8 gear hubs on Sheldon Browns's site (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/nexus8.shtml) says that low/high-end hubs differ on two points:

Ratchet+pawls vs. roller clutch
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,792
Posted By Winfried

So why does Brompton stick to hi-ten instead of...

So why does Brompton stick to hi-ten instead of moving to 4130 cro-mo?

Margins?
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