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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,580
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
05-19-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
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, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
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...
04-20-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,458
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
03-13-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,175
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: 9,580
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...
08-17-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,085
Posted By tomtomtom123

You are wrong. The hub runs on bearings, so it is...

You are wrong. The hub runs on bearings, so it is effectively a roller system. It is not fixed. Therefore the axle fixed to the frame does not transmit torque through the bearings to the hub and to...
07-14-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,170
Posted By tomtomtom123

Internal gear hubs have a max torque/gear ratio...

Internal gear hubs have a max torque/gear ratio recommendation. I don't know what it would be for your hub but the inter8 manual says:
TO ENSURE SAFETY
For Installation to the Bicycle, and...
07-11-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,063
Posted By tomtomtom123

I wouldn't imagine that you'd get good grip with...

I wouldn't imagine that you'd get good grip with brake pads/blocks if the rim wall surface were curved. Most of the disc brake rims that I've seen are really curvy. Although some models that are...
07-11-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,108
Posted By tomtomtom123

https://youtu.be/bzE-IMaegzQ

https://youtu.be/bzE-IMaegzQ
07-09-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,127
Posted By tomtomtom123

I think it's a bit misleading to compare only the...

I think it's a bit misleading to compare only the rate of death per million population. Death would depend on the relative aging of the country's population, the availability of intensive care in...
07-09-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By tomtomtom123

I use a hex skewer bolt and a hexlox. Although...

I use a hex skewer bolt and a hexlox. Although it's expensive and easily defeated if you think about it (I can think of 3 ways in under 15 seconds), the typical person who's never seen the hexlox...
07-07-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By tomtomtom123

For touring you'd need wide gear range and I...

For touring you'd need wide gear range and I don't think a 1x would give that to you. Let's say that you use an 11 to 46t cassette, that's only 418%. Then your stepping between gears is huge, and you...
06-28-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By tomtomtom123

If you remove the FD, then wouldn't you no longer...

If you remove the FD, then wouldn't you no longer have clearance problems to whichever "tube"?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,240
Posted By tomtomtom123

Photos seem to show somewhere around 16 inches...

Photos seem to show somewhere around 16 inches but it's a really old model. The rim width will also affect tire selection.
06-23-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By tomtomtom123

Also check for teeth offset difference between...

Also check for teeth offset difference between the old and new chainrings, which may create different distances between the center of the teeth of the outer and inner rings. If the gap is larger than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,901
Posted By tomtomtom123

Smaller wheels are more difficult to true, not...

Smaller wheels are more difficult to true, not easier, because the smaller length spoke requires less turns of the nipple and become very sensitive to tension, and I think the more acute curvature...
05-14-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By tomtomtom123

You need to clean and relubricate before you...

You need to clean and relubricate before you start to hear noise, because nose means you're already causing unnecessary wear.
04-14-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By tomtomtom123

Br-t4000 is $10 here including brake pads....

Br-t4000 is $10 here including brake pads. Upgrade to koolstop cartridges was double its price. They work fine, better than the stock oem tektro.
04-08-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By tomtomtom123

I have the Shimano tool and it's difficult to...

I have the Shimano tool and it's difficult to know when you're just at the borderline of the pass/fail because just a light push will make it go through. When my chain was at a point where the...
04-08-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By tomtomtom123

This is how you measure chain wear accurately....

This is how you measure chain wear accurately. You measure to the inside of the rollers at 2 locations and subtract, using calipers. Subtracting the 2 dimensions from each other will give you the...
03-28-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By tomtomtom123

If the BCD is 110mm, then the smallest chainring...

If the BCD is 110mm, then the smallest chainring you can put on it is 33T. If the BCD is 130mm, then the smallest chainring that you can put on it is 38T. If the BCD is 74mm like on a triple crank,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By tomtomtom123

We can't tell how much wear there is just by...

We can't tell how much wear there is just by seeing your photo. All we can see is dirt. If you want to get a clearer idea of the wear, you can take off the tire and put a straight edge against the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,480
Posted By tomtomtom123

There is nothing in this photo that hints at...

There is nothing in this photo that hints at compatibility with disc brake. What part are you looking at?
The only thing I see is a slot for the steel plate for the folding magnet and an eyelet for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,480
Posted By tomtomtom123

Dahon k3 plus 16 has 9 speed cassette on 16 inch...

Dahon k3 plus 16 has 9 speed cassette on 16 inch wheels with disc brakes for 500 to 600 dollars. But only available in Hong Kong. Under 10kg. You could probably put on a 10 speed 11-42 cassette with...
02-27-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,995
Posted By tomtomtom123

If you compare SRAM Shimano sunrace cassettes of...

If you compare SRAM Shimano sunrace cassettes of the same range, some have slightly different cog sizes in between that causes odd jumps in gear spacing.

Miche offers custom mix of cassettes up to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 35,242
Posted By tomtomtom123

Dahon k3 Plus kaa693 with 16" wheels has 9 speed...

Dahon k3 Plus kaa693 with 16" wheels has 9 speed cassette and disc brakes.
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1194191-dahon-k3-plus-kaa693-16-wheels-9-speed-disc-brake.html
...
02-21-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,088
Posted By tomtomtom123

It's difficult to understand what you're trying...

It's difficult to understand what you're trying to do, but I tried reading your text again to decipher it.

Firstly, what BB shell do you have? You never mentioned it.

Going by what you said,...
02-19-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,531
Posted By tomtomtom123

I've ridden in the country that requires stvzo...

I've ridden in the country that requires stvzo lights. When riding on the bike path, there is a big difference when passing oncoming cyclists who are using compliant lights and those who buy imported...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 22,546
Posted By tomtomtom123

I guess it's similar to their already existing...

I guess it's similar to their already existing models, Mu SL D9 PAA693 10kg, SRA682 11kg, Curve D7 PJA672 12kg
https://www.dahon.com.hk/products/dahon-mu-sl-d9-folding-bike-paa693...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 22,546
Posted By tomtomtom123

Dahon K3 Plus KAA693 16" wheels 9 speed disc brake

I was looking at the K3 on Google and found the K3 plus KAA693, which is a 16" version with disc brake and 9 speed freehub.
Around $550. Looks really nice. Only 10kg.
facebook...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By tomtomtom123

Well, if you're just spinning the screw without...

Well, if you're just spinning the screw without holding the nut, then they'll both spin together. You'll need to use a wrench to hold the nut while turning the screw with a screwdriver. You adjust...
02-11-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,531
Posted By tomtomtom123

Don't use super bright lights on your helmet on...

Don't use super bright lights on your helmet on urban roads because it will definitely blind oncoming traffic. Using a light with a cutoff beam like stvzo may be better but mounting it so far up will...
01-27-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By tomtomtom123

For the last wheels that I built, I accidentally...

For the last wheels that I built, I accidentally measured from the end of the bend instead of the middle of the bend. This made me order 1mm longer sapim spokes. Then, the spokes I received had up...
01-21-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By tomtomtom123

You will almost always get chain rub on the FD...

You will almost always get chain rub on the FD with index shifters when using triple chainrings, when you cross-chain from big-big to small-small big-small or small-big, due to the increased chain...
01-19-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,294
Posted By tomtomtom123

You should never use a pressure washer hose to...

You should never use a pressure washer hose to clean a bike. you'll force water into the hub, bottom bracket, headset, etc.
I still think you need to inspect your tires. They look bald and worn...
01-15-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By tomtomtom123

Rims with thicker material at the nipple hole...

Rims with thicker material at the nipple hole usually need longer nipples (if you're using a standard spoke wrench). Eyelets also adds to the thickness. You can stick in a few different lengths of...
01-14-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,098
Posted By tomtomtom123

The RD-RX810 won't work for what the OP wants to...

The RD-RX810 won't work for what the OP wants to do, since it only has a chain wrap capacity of 40T. If the OP is intending to run 45T chainwrap and tries this, then possibly the outermost 4 or 5...
01-14-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,118
Posted By tomtomtom123

Tubeless seems to me to be like going commando...

Tubeless seems to me to be like going commando without underwear. You'll dirty your pants and get uncomfortable chaffing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 782,453
Posted By tomtomtom123

I don't own a tern. I've had Dahon speed frame...

I don't own a tern. I've had Dahon speed frame with a hinge that gradually developed a gradually increasing play in the hinge until I had to permanently weld it together. I didn't know if I was just...
01-04-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,314
Posted By tomtomtom123

From the OP's photo, the o-ring appears to be...

From the OP's photo, the o-ring appears to be already on his crank arms. They don't interfere with the final Q-factor or the chainline, they fit into a recess into the crank arm to create a water...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,049
Posted By tomtomtom123

I 3D printed my own seat post roller. The wheel...

I 3D printed my own seat post roller. The wheel costs about $2 on eBay. And the printing cost me maybe $1 in material and electricity. I haven't tried to roll it for longer than a few seconds...
12-27-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By tomtomtom123

There are similar accelerometer sensors from...

There are similar accelerometer sensors from magene, s3+ or gemini, for $10 on AliExpress if you are willing to wait for shipping. I've never used them but you can find reviews on the internet....
12-26-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,313
Posted By tomtomtom123

I found the Topeak rocket ratchet (lite version)...

I found the Topeak rocket ratchet (lite version) to be useful, for $20. The ratchet function makes it easier to use in tight spaces, and the bits can be inserted into the end, parallel to the length...
12-19-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By tomtomtom123

I use toe clip / cages to keep my shoes from...

I use toe clip / cages to keep my shoes from slipping off the pedals. I've used both the MKS "toe clip" (sheet metal) and "cage clip" (bent wire), and plastic Zefals.

I recommend the full size MKS...
12-19-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By tomtomtom123

If you're already adjusting the cone and lock nut...

If you're already adjusting the cone and lock nut yourself, I don't see what other services you need from a bike shop. All you need to do for servicing is to remove the axle, clean the cups and...
12-16-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By tomtomtom123

Glue a magnet to the bottom of the mount and glue...

Glue a magnet to the bottom of the mount and glue or tape a thin steel washer to the helmet.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-15-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,052
Posted By tomtomtom123

I don't have one and have never seen it, but from...

I don't have one and have never seen it, but from what you say, assuming that the chainring is centered to the outer cog, the angle of the chain when just 2 cogs over isn't that big of a difference...
12-12-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,067
Posted By tomtomtom123

I made my own magnetic breakaway lights. ...

I made my own magnetic breakaway lights.
https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1183330-helmet-breakaway-lights-diy-magnets.html#post21207410
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