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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By tomtomtom123

Is it not a normal rear hub with 18 ball...

Is it not a normal rear hub with 18 ball bearings?
You won't find a diagram for the exact brand and model, but the one I had on a Dahon looks very generic. It's simply 6 pieces to put onto the axle:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By tomtomtom123

Thank you. I'm looking for the manufacturer. I...

Thank you. I'm looking for the manufacturer. I already know that reseller, as I was the one who posted the link to the reseller's product page.

It seems that the manufacturer or the main...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By tomtomtom123

What model and make is this rear rack?

I saw this image on Google search for a rear rack. Does anyone know who makes this?
It looks similar to the Tern Cargo Rack except this one is rigid and cannot be flat packed. But the Australian...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,010
Posted By tomtomtom123

I'm thinking about getting the K3 locally, or...

I'm thinking about getting the K3 locally, or possibly finding a shop that would ship a K3 Plus overseas.
I saw a few blogs attempting to convert the cogs from 9-13-17 to 9-11-1X, but the 9T has a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By tomtomtom123

Oh, yes your math is more accurate. I was...

Oh, yes your math is more accurate. I was dividing the difference in single tire height by 2, when I shouldn't have, since there are 2 sections of tires through a cross section of the wheel.

But...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By tomtomtom123

The m310 RD is for 8 speed cassette. I don't know...

The m310 RD is for 8 speed cassette. I don't know if it has enough movement to go across an 11 speed cassette which is 3 to 4mm wider, even if an adapter gets the cable pull right.

In your example...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By tomtomtom123

I couldn't find published specs for k3 plus so I...

I couldn't find published specs for k3 plus so I assume when they say 16" that they mean 305. A 34t will be 4mm lower to the ground compared to a 32t. So comparing 349 to 305, if you get 25mm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By tomtomtom123

Longest rear derailleur cage for 16" bike?

I am thinking about the K3 Plus 16". What is the longest rear derailleur cage, practical for 16"?

I currently have a 20" Dahon bike with 12-34T cassette and 44/24T chainrings which gives me 519%...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By tomtomtom123

I'm not sure if I understand your description and...

I'm not sure if I understand your description and photos correctly, but it sounded like you said that you have 3 sets of cups, compression rings (cones, crowns), and bearings, plus a cap. You should...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By tomtomtom123

The orange pad is the salmon pad. I...

The orange pad is the salmon pad.



I also noticed that there is greater wear on the front non-drive side compared to the front drive side, which is also opposite of where the brake cable comes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By tomtomtom123

I set the non drive side brake arm to contact the...

I set the non drive side brake arm to contact the rim just a fraction of a millimeter sooner than the drive side. This changes though when the bike is folded and unfolded, as the cable housing moves...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By tomtomtom123

With the old rims I had the stock v-brake brake...

With the old rims I had the stock v-brake brake arms and pads which were oem tektro. The right arm had dug a deeper groove into the arm than the left arm where the spring was rubbing against and had...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By tomtomtom123

Rear rim wall on drive side wearing thin faster, rim brakes

On my 20" rear rim with rim brakes, the wall on the drive side is wearing thinner faster than the non-drive side. The front rim has very low wear. It has happened on my old rear rim, with the wear...
05-19-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By tomtomtom123

I Don't think reducing the size of the chainring...

I Don't think reducing the size of the chainring would significantly change the distance between the Rd jockey and the bottom of the chainring If you shorten the chain by half the number of change...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By tomtomtom123

I have 14-72.6 gear inches measured with the...

I have 14-72.6 gear inches measured with the effective diameter of the tire when loaded. It's equal to 1.12-5.79 meter Development if I calculated correctly. I'm usually comfortably around 75 rpm to...
05-17-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By tomtomtom123

I spent something like 20 minutes to pull off...

I spent something like 20 minutes to pull off every hair on my tires with my fingernails because they are rubbing against the fork, as there was only 2-3mm of clearance.

Also, if you have a bike...
05-17-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By tomtomtom123

I don't know where you are, but Misumi has...

I don't know where you are, but Misumi has branches all over the world and sells either stock spacers for around $1 each or custom made from their Chinese suppliers for $3 each. They're for...
05-17-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By tomtomtom123

All specs can be found on the Shimano specs...

All specs can be found on the Shimano specs website, including Q-factor.
https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/spec

You could make the distance between the outer faces of the BB cups narrower...
05-16-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By tomtomtom123

If it's a standard shimano bb with a fully...

If it's a standard shimano bb with a fully assembled spindle and bearings that is inserted through the drive side, and then a kind of retainer on the non drive side, meaning that there are only 2...
05-14-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By tomtomtom123

You could get a rollamajig that will pass the...

You could get a rollamajig that will pass the cable through a pulley at 90 degrees and directly into the derailleur. Then the cable housing will be almost but not completely straight. Although it's...
05-06-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By tomtomtom123

What people are saying to you is that not all 11...

What people are saying to you is that not all 11 speed cassettes are made for the same freehub spline lengths. Usually 11 speed cassettes are either one of 2 lengths, 1) for 11 speed spline length...
05-06-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By tomtomtom123

But if you deflate the tires and lay it on the...

But if you deflate the tires and lay it on the side or put it in a box and it gets tumbled, I assume that during transport the tubeless sealant will leak out all over the place.
05-01-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By tomtomtom123

if you have to deflate the tires often to get the...

if you have to deflate the tires often to get the bike to fit in a tight space during transport.
If you have to deflate the tires to get the wheels off the bike through narrow v brakes.
If you need...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,162
Posted By tomtomtom123

I think he's complaining of lost efficiency. I...

I think he's complaining of lost efficiency. I don't think he's complaining about topping out at maximum gear. Or is he?

Telling him to get bigger chainrings won't help him if he isn't able to...
04-26-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By tomtomtom123

I don't think anyone would know what units you...

I don't think anyone would know what units you are using if you don't know. But if you're using an imperial gauge, then 32 probably means 32 threads per inch. But as Shimano is an international...
04-23-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By tomtomtom123

I looked at some websites which claim to sell...

I looked at some websites which claim to sell Tern hangers, and they seem to look similar to the ones used for current Dahon models, which is the one I have. I bought one for $5, Union hanger GH-009....
04-23-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By tomtomtom123

I don't know if your hanger shape is in this...

I don't know if your hanger shape is in this list, but the union hangers are cheap. I bought one for a dahon bike for around $5 from a local seller.

https://www.marwi-eu.com/en/gh.php
04-23-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By tomtomtom123

TA has middle rings for both the 5 bolt 130 and 4...

TA has middle rings for both the 5 bolt 130 and 4 bolt 110 shimano (not sure about 4 bolt 130). Sometimes the TA middle rings are also the same for outer rings. You can look at their website for more...
04-23-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By tomtomtom123

Yes I saw that webpage already on the top of the...

Yes I saw that webpage already on the top of the Google search results but the content of the review wasn't very metrics based or comparative with other existing sealants on the market.

I...
04-20-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By tomtomtom123

I don't see anywhere that says the 11 speed...

I don't see anywhere that says the 11 speed cassette has 9 speed spacing. Could you please copy and paste what you see?

Even if it were true, you wouldn't be able to use your 11 speed derailleur...
04-20-21, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By tomtomtom123

The manual says to align with 4th gear. ...

The manual says to align with 4th gear.
https://cdn.sram.com/sites/default/files/techdocs/sram-techmanual-my10-gearhubsystems-english-reva.pdf

INSTALLING CLICKBOX• Insert shift rod (1, Fig. 8) in...
04-20-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By tomtomtom123

If you would like to learn more about bicycle...

If you would like to learn more about bicycle mechanics, you could also try to install the hanger yourself. Mounting it would only be 3 screws. Adjusting the limit screws, attaching the cable, and...
04-20-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By tomtomtom123

You need to be more clear how your 11 speed...

You need to be more clear how your 11 speed cassette has 9 speed spacing. How did it get like that? If you bought an 11 speed cassette then it should have 11 speed spacing. If you have 11 speed...
04-20-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By tomtomtom123

Edit: oh nevermind, I found that your model has...

Edit: oh nevermind, I found that your model has 130bcd so you are limited by how much smaller of chainring you can go.

I have 44/24 double, which is a 20t jump. If you don't want to change much...
04-19-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By tomtomtom123

If you really want to get the grease out, you...

If you really want to get the grease out, you could use some pipe brush, like the stuff that children use for arts and craft to make bendy sculptures. They're just a few cents per piece. Soak the...
04-17-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By tomtomtom123

Any practical reviews or testing of Muc-Off Inner Tube Sealant?

Does anyone know of practical reviews or tests of Muc-Off No Puncture Hassle Inner Tube Sealant?

It seems to be glycol based going by the MSDS, similar to Slime. (Edit: I thought there was an MSDS...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,953
Posted By tomtomtom123

I think the main issue is that the inner cage...

I think the main issue is that the inner cage plate is too far out, causing chain rub?
The center to center distance of the pivot to the cage width would not relate since every model has different...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,953
Posted By tomtomtom123

There were photos in several other miscellaneous...

There were photos in several other miscellaneous threads, but I don't remember them all. Some of the main photos are here:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,850
Posted By tomtomtom123

I think one practical problem would be the...

I think one practical problem would be the stability of a rear rack if it's screwed into the fork hole where the mud guard goes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By tomtomtom123

You're not going to get accurate speed readings...

You're not going to get accurate speed readings unless you actually roll the bike and measure the travel distance. And "factor" doesn't mean anything unless you know exactly what it is. It's not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,953
Posted By tomtomtom123

I 3d printed my own braze on to screw into the...

I 3d printed my own braze on to screw into the older litepro clamp, but the newer nc or whatever rebrand is cheaper at $10 and I only want the clamp to mount the 3d printed part. My frame did not...
04-03-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By tomtomtom123

I ride folding bikes and they use full length...

I ride folding bikes and they use full length cable housing so a homemade indicator on exposed cable will not work.

I can't just freely use the entire range and feel the gear. I need to prevent...
04-03-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By tomtomtom123

I use indicators with stickers on specific gears...

I use indicators with stickers on specific gears because I mix cogs for custom steppings and need to switch at certain gears to avoid large steps and chain rub. Electronic shifting is too expensive...
04-02-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By tomtomtom123

Grx chainring offset amount?

What would be the chainline of the outer chainring if I mounted a third party flat chainring onto the spider of the grx fc-rx600 series crank?

The grx chainrings are offset outward from the inner...
04-02-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By tomtomtom123

In case you're still thinking about it, I have...

In case you're still thinking about it, I have 44/24 chainrings and I got it to shift ok, both with either shimano fd 4700 and sram yaw fd. The chain will rub the outer chainring when on the inner...
04-02-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By tomtomtom123

Is there an indicator option for shimano 11 speed road triggers?

Is there an indicator option for shimano 11 speed road triggers?

I searched the current product line and don't see any except for mtb triggers, but those have different cable pull and would need a...
03-22-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By tomtomtom123

The sturmey archer catalog shows an anti theft...

The sturmey archer catalog shows an anti theft nut HMN447 for 13/32" but I don't find any other information about it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,261
Posted By tomtomtom123

I was thinking about trying F-lite Gocycle 50-406...

I was thinking about trying F-lite Gocycle 50-406 tires. Supposedly they're very low rolling resistance and only 300g. I assume they're thin. I don't know about puncture resistance. Supposedly has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,010
Posted By tomtomtom123

Does anyone know the rear dropout width. I'm...

Does anyone know the rear dropout width. I'm wondering if it can fit the sturmey Archer rf3 hub with 1 nut removed to get it down from 135mm to 130mm. Otherwise I'd want the k3 plus 16 but it doesn't...
08-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,513
Posted By tomtomtom123

After trying harder to look up more information,...

After trying harder to look up more information, I still couldn't figure out exactly how to translate the external forces into internal forces within the closed wheel system. One video showing the...
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