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01-15-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By 2_i

On the occasion of this discussion, I looked...

On the occasion of this discussion, I looked around whether anything surfaced regarding the battery drain for Tomo power banks. As an alternative to Tomo, Xtar banks have been actually suggested as...
01-15-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By 2_i

I am not sure what you are saying. For a long...

I am not sure what you are saying. For a long time Tesla cars have been running off 18650 batteries (https://electrek.co/2019/04/25/tesla-battery-supplier-panasonic-18650-2170-cell-production/). I...
01-14-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
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: 15
Views: 290
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...
01-12-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By 2_i

I use power banks that are shells for 18650...

I use power banks that are shells for 18650 batteries. The brand name is Tomo. My Aftershokz are OpenComm and I also have wired Sportz Titanium. They draw around 100mA when charged, 80mA for OpenComm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,986
Posted By 2_i

Even if the protection is limited, it is good...

Even if the protection is limited, it is good that they consider the issue :thumb:.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,986
Posted By 2_i

No fenders for the folding bike => No interest on...

No fenders for the folding bike => No interest on my part. It is not about the art of folding for the sake of art, in the end, but about utility, and the fender question is from the list testing the...
01-09-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By 2_i

For most people, the right leg is dominant, just...

For most people, the right leg is dominant, just like the right hand. There is presumably a slight benefit in the transfer of the force to the chain being shorter for the dominant leg. The actual...
01-07-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,358
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: 1,358
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:
Forum: Commuting
01-06-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By 2_i

I use a Klickfix rack top bag that is large...

I use a Klickfix rack top bag that is large enough to accommodate my laptop+extras.
01-02-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 523
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, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By 2_i

Below is a photo of a similar pattern developing...

Below is a photo of a similar pattern developing under clear coat, this from here (https://www.******.com/r/metalworking/comments/h0eg2h/question_is_there_a_name_for_this_type_of/).

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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
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: 360
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, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By 2_i

It is not good for the tires and for the studs...

It is not good for the tires and for the studs and it makes the riding inefficient. However, you obviously cannot avoid riding on bare pavement from time to time. Besides variations along the route...
12-26-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
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.
12-26-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,358
Posted By 2_i

Well, but how about their performance on ice? The...

Well, but how about their performance on ice? The majority of winter shoes and boots in the market have been failing, though situation gradually begins to edge up thanks to the systematic testing...
12-25-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
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: 1,389
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: 812
Posted By 2_i

Sorry, I am not going to continue this discussion

Sorry, I am not going to continue this discussion
12-23-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By 2_i

I do not have in practice other choice than using...

I do not have in practice other choice than using a multiuse path along the particular route. The only other nominal option is a road with rapid traffic and lacking a cycling lane. Whatever you do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 350,579
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...
12-22-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By 2_i

Thanks for the link. I wonder about ABS-2. I got...

Thanks for the link. I wonder about ABS-2. I got a chuck like that from Birzman and it was horrible. Besides the floor pump from Lezyne, I also have their mini floor pump and it has worked well for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By 2_i

Airless tires have been a standard on Mobike...

Airless tires have been a standard on Mobike share bikes in China. These bikes have been klutzy and whether you had pneumatic or airless tire might be hard to notice. I think these tires would be...
12-22-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By 2_i

Sorry, John, I missed it. I am glad to hear that...

Sorry, John, I missed it. I am glad to hear that they equip the new pumps with that head. I replaced the original heads on a full-size Lezyne floor pump and their mini floor pump with ABS-1 and it...
12-21-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
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...
12-21-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By 2_i

As someone encountering cyclists coming from the...

As someone encountering cyclists coming from the other direction at night in the streets, I detest the helmet lights there, as they usually blind me and require precautions to pass the other person...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By 2_i

This...

This (https://www.amazon.com/Samsonite-49308-1041-Checked-Medium-Black/dp/B00IOXA8B6?) is that suitcase on Amazon in different sizes. I think we have the 28" one and the one that BF provides is 30".
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By 2_i

The older suitcase is Carlton 29" (I think) that...

The older suitcase is Carlton 29" (I think) that we also have. This newer Samsonite is easier to travel with. I will measure it myself, but you will not get me to dismantle BF. BF is relatively...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By 2_i

The suitcase is here...

The suitcase is here (https://store.bikefriday.com/index.php?osCsid=j18vl5ql12lesmecciks5t3mc7&cPath=46). They call it a Travelcase. We have that suitcase and we have Bike Friday, but I am not sure...
12-19-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By 2_i

Lezyne ABS-1 Pro head largely significantly...

Lezyne ABS-1 Pro head largely significantly improves on that issue. Essentially it allows for a better control of the head's direction, during unscrewing, reducing the chances of catching the core....
12-19-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By 2_i

Birzman's jaws lock on a sprocket. You do not...

Birzman's jaws lock on a sprocket. You do not have handles there that you need to press against each other when using the tool, sort of like the standard chain whip, but the lock is more secure and...
12-19-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By 2_i

The particular floor pump was actually...

The particular floor pump was actually manufactured by SKS for Zefal and it is present in the market as Rennkompressor (https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/rennkompressor/).

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12-19-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By 2_i

I can recommend Birzman BM17-SPRO-WH: ...

I can recommend Birzman BM17-SPRO-WH:

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12-19-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By 2_i

So here is the Hirame head/Zefal Christmas tree....

So here is the Hirame head/Zefal Christmas tree. I kept the Schrader Zefal head too as it was reasonable. Happy Season's Greetings! :winter2:
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12-19-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By 2_i

Well, you look at the availability of suitable...

Well, you look at the availability of suitable parts no matter what their original purpose was. Another place where you could source pneumatic couplers for tube sizes of interest were dental...
12-18-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By 2_i

I use pneumatic couplers and swap the heads...

I use pneumatic couplers and swap the heads faster than I can type this.
12-12-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By 2_i

Along such line, I currently have 18T on my main...

Along such line, I currently have 18T on my main full-size bike, for 1.24m of development, and in reserve 16T. However, on the main folder I have 20T that yields even lower 1.06m with all the rest I...
12-12-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By 2_i

I use Performance Tool M206 digital torque...

I use Performance Tool M206 digital torque adapter (https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Tool-M206-Digital-Adapter/dp/B00EDEDKHE). It is extremely versatile. It may require some creativity, though,...
12-10-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By 2_i

Continental Top Contact Winter...

Continental Top Contact Winter (https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/urban-tour/top-contact-winter2-premium) would be the normal choice for these requirements.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By 2_i

You run into a problem when you pick up some mud...

You run into a problem when you pick up some mud onto the tire.
12-09-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
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: 409
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: 203
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: 409
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By 2_i

This is an attachment named SideWinder, not there...

This is an attachment named SideWinder, not there anymore in the market. The bike on the right has the original product and the one on the left has my own, inspired by the original. It allows to...
12-03-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By 2_i

I graduated from Topeak Morph to Lezyne Micro...

I graduated from Topeak Morph to Lezyne Micro Floor Digital (https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/digital-inflation-hand-pumps). I swapped the head to ABS-1 Pro. Topeak was good compared to what I had...
12-03-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By 2_i

Yes, it has been available and here ...

Yes, it has been available and here (https://www.bikeforums.net/13478629-post9.html)you have a post from a decade ago. Indeed, the availability of smaller diameter tires was a problem in the remote...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 830,355
Posted By 2_i

Helix in the news...

Helix in the news (https://newatlas.com/bicycles/helix-titanium-folding-bike/), specifically in New Atlas, an on-line magazine dedicated to innovation.
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