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07-06-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 164
Posted By 2_i

You can dilute Rema Tip Top Fluid with naphta...

You can dilute Rema Tip Top Fluid with naphta available commercially, e.g., as camping white gas. Also Heptane/Bestine available in art supply store works. Finally, trichloroethylene, used in dry...
06-30-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 836
Posted By 2_i

As we know from practice, brakes get serious...

As we know from practice, brakes get serious sprays from tires in rough weather. I once had a chain tensioner positioned close to the ground, running on ball bearings. After about a year after...
05-29-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 304
Posted By 2_i

Did you apply the rubber cement to the top of the...

Did you apply the rubber cement to the top of the patch? The photo suggests that. I have used heptane (for practical purposes naphtha) to remove soft rubber grip material. The rubber absorbed heptane...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,520
Posted By 2_i

I would not trust aluminum handlebars that got...

I would not trust aluminum handlebars that got bent and were straightened back. Of course, when they are rotated in the stem clamp and rotated back without any bending, that is fine. However,...
05-18-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,962
Posted By 2_i

I would contact Fedex, but using contact info...

I would contact Fedex, but using contact info from outside of the bill, to make sure in case this were to be a scam. I had to pay customs on a shipment from Canada in the past when the purchase price...
05-14-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By 2_i

I use a hub dynamo in combination with a USB...

I use a hub dynamo in combination with a USB charger. When I am navigating, the phone still gets drained but at a so slow pace that it can be tolerated. If the phone is idle, it charges. The phone...
04-25-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 788
Posted By 2_i

In the grip shifters, a spring out of bent metal...

In the grip shifters, a spring out of bent metal tape rides on plastic teeth. That spring often jumps out when the shifter is dismounted, such as for cable replacement, and needs to be put back in....
Forum: Commuting
04-24-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,489
Posted By 2_i

Research...

Research (https://velosurance.com/blog/improve-immune-system-cycling-live-longer/) seems to show that those who cycle tend to have more luck there :D.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By 2_i

These days you will not get a higher end bike for...

These days you will not get a higher end bike for this money, even used. I.e., yes, it is midrange.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By 2_i

This noodle housing is lighter and can work over...

This noodle housing is lighter and can work over tighter angles without much loss in the transferred cable tension. In that, it is very appropriate for folders. Moreover, you hardly use any cable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By 2_i

Chain Management for Extra Derailleur Gears

Since the topic gets scattered around different, sometimes nominally unrelated, threads, I thought about starting one where the ideas could be focused. Myself, after equipping my Brompton with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By 2_i

Brompton Tensioner Chain Keeper

When debris gets in-between Brompton's chain and tensioner pulley, the chain routinely liberates itself. For me this has been a problem in winter, with the tensioner orienting itself low due to a...
03-08-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By 2_i

I bought Schwalbe tubes and they came with awful...

I bought Schwalbe tubes and they came with awful Presta cores, one of which did hold air right from the beginning. In the particular tube size/Presta combination, Schwalbe is the only practical...
02-25-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,212
Posted By 2_i

Below is the photo, on the left Mp3 player +...

Below is the photo, on the left Mp3 player + radio connected to a transmitter and, on the right, Aftershokz Unicom headset. The audio devices attach with velcro to any bike and go to a pocket during...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 371,163
Posted By 2_i

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Moving on
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 371,163
Posted By 2_i

Yes, Schwalbe makes Marathon Winter...

Yes, Schwalbe makes Marathon Winter (https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/winter) in 16" size. I ordered them dirt cheap, like $20 apiece, out-of -season from Germany, so the elevated...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 371,163
Posted By 2_i

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Brompton vs the World (leaving for work)
01-20-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By 2_i

Don't expect too much. When you navigate with a...

Don't expect too much. When you navigate with a phone, the dynamo stalls the drain of the phone's battery, but does not eliminate it. When the screen is off, yes, you charge it, but slowly. The...
01-14-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,494
Posted By 2_i

This does not pertain to the original issue, but...

This does not pertain to the original issue, but rechargeable lithium AAA and AA are now available. Their capacity is lower than NiMH, given the internal circuitry that takes space. However, they...
01-13-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By 2_i

I have P2, P3 and P4, but in practice use P2 and...

I have P2, P3 and P4, but in practice use P2 and P3. They are decent in general but over time drain power just sitting idle, so it is a bit a pain to remember to recharge them ahead of any situation...
01-07-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By 2_i

I wore the same at -14F when we still had such...

I wore the same at -14F when we still had such temps, so no worries there. To me these threads are primarily about psychology, living primarily indoor life in colder seasons, staying in room temps...
01-07-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By 2_i

Wearing dress boots at 14F today I must be...

Wearing dress boots at 14F today I must be clearly missing here something :twitchy:
01-02-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,302
Posted By 2_i

Litepro products tend to be hit and miss. Yes,...

Litepro products tend to be hit and miss. Yes, they can mess up straightforward items, such as when leaving too little material. If you try, please post how it worked for you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,543
Posted By 2_i

I am a bit baffled as to what occurred to the...

I am a bit baffled as to what occurred to the bike here. It is actually hard to make things rust significantly and it is relatively easy to protect them. I.e., to get this kind of rusting, you...
12-28-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By 2_i

To my eye, the route from the video could have...

To my eye, the route from the video could have been done on any tires. Am I missing something? The particular tires could be good for this or that but not particular there. Right?
12-26-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By 2_i

The synonym in this context is "to dent". It is...

The synonym in this context is "to dent". It is a localized damage that can, e.g., occur when the rim hits a curb.
12-25-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,703
Posted By 2_i

I have added mounting points for fenders to...

I have added mounting points for fenders to racks, both rear and front. That highly reduced the instances of fenders cracking due to vibrations and also allowed to extend the fenders beyond their...
12-24-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,703
Posted By 2_i

It takes work and skills, but principally fenders...

It takes work and skills, but principally fenders can be moved away if there is not enough space, by cutting them by the fork crown and bridges in the rear and displacing them outwards. This...
12-23-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,471
Posted By 2_i

Sorry, I am not going to continue this discussion

Sorry, I am not going to continue this discussion
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 371,163
Posted By 2_i

I thought that the bike to the right looked like...

I thought that the bike to the right looked like manufactured in India and poking around reveals that, at their peak, the Atlas Cycles were the largest bike manufacturer in India, but shut down in...
12-21-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,471
Posted By 2_i

My situation is of dark mixed pedestrian bike...

My situation is of dark mixed pedestrian bike paths or dark narrow streets. The problem is of the light being nearly as bright as for a car but elevated far off the ground. The rider would...
12-09-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By 2_i

Are you sure you are turning it in the right...

Are you sure you are turning it in the right direction? You should be able to grab it from the sides with a Vise Grip.
12-07-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By 2_i

I would not call it a leak, just the amount of...

I would not call it a leak, just the amount of air consumed in a measurement. Testing of the issue is straightforward: You just carry out repeated measurements with the same gauge and see how the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By 2_i

You need to combine a couple of pieces from...

You need to combine a couple of pieces from here...
12-06-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By 2_i

Big --- for Topeak Smartgauge. This gauge...

Big --- for Topeak Smartgauge. This gauge releases so much air during the measurement that the value is outdated by the time the measurement is finished. The pointlessly thick neck makes it...
11-30-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By 2_i

Make holes on the two sides and connected them...

Make holes on the two sides and connected them with wire?
11-10-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By 2_i

I would suggest reading this article The Science...

I would suggest reading this article The Science of Warmth (https://www.summitpost.org/the-science-of-warmth/359562). In essence, the problems with extremities in the cold are often tied to an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By 2_i

I have a folding Brompton pedal on the right hand...

I have a folding Brompton pedal on the right hand side too and the ability to fold it helps in some packing situations.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,679
Posted By 2_i

Klickfix UniKlip Rack Bags

Klickfix/Rixen&Kaul UniKlip mount allows for of a bag on a rack without any provisions from the rack side. Two rack bags on the market are particularly well suited, in terms of dimensions, for...
10-20-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,339
Posted By 2_i

Given the range of variations in bikes it is next...

Given the range of variations in bikes it is next to impossible to make certain accessories, which include baskets, racks and chainguards, to fit every possible bike. I have had enough many bikes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 371,163
Posted By 2_i

Brompton by a Euphorbia Candelabra succulent tree...

Brompton by a Euphorbia Candelabra succulent tree on the Nyamyumba peninsula on Lake Kivu, Rwanda, in the suburbs of Gisenyi. Along the shore in the background runs the Congo-Nile cycling and hiking...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 371,163
Posted By 2_i

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Backwaters of Kigali, Rwanda

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09-27-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,599
Posted By 2_i

I have been using TSG...

I have been using TSG...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By 2_i

That's at my current outpost: ...

That's at my current outpost:

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By 2_i

Marathon GT 365...

Marathon GT 365 (https://www.schwalbetires.com/Marathon-GT-365) surfaced in a parallel thread in Winter Cycling. They have no studs and come in 20" size.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 371,163
Posted By 2_i

What has been the acceptance of folding bikes on...

What has been the acceptance of folding bikes on the Metro? I had an impression, formed long time ago, that they were not allowed. However, this might have changed over time. Of course, the share...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By 2_i

Obviously these wheels are a big step up from...

Obviously these wheels are a big step up from typical suitcase wheels, but still they likely are not up to a 15 mile ride (maybe just one way). Ultimately you need to end up with ball bearings and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 371,163
Posted By 2_i

Yes, I was told about those expectations before...

Yes, I was told about those expectations before the capital that it can never meet :D.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 371,163
Posted By 2_i

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Warsaw, Poland, Stairway to Heaven.

Constant police presence is there...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By 2_i

I also shy away from Ergon. The metal band takes...

I also shy away from Ergon. The metal band takes space and is highly unpleasant in winter. Moreover the grips cannot be flipped when they start wearing off and the rigid grips structure inflates the...
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