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07-18-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By 2_i

Most bike owners do not even shift. We are here a...

Most bike owners do not even shift. We are here a few grades above the basics.
07-17-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By 2_i

Can you push the derailleur cage in by hand? Is...

Can you push the derailleur cage in by hand? Is something blocking it? When the derailleur stays by the middle ring is there any noise, any rubbing, setting in?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By 2_i

Congratulations! When I was faced with a similar...

Congratulations! When I was faced with a similar challenge I ended up putting one wheel of the Dahon into another case. Fortunately, during the particular trip I had a right to carry 2 cases without...
07-10-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By 2_i

Have you considered spoke reflectors? They are...

Have you considered spoke reflectors? They are very effective.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By 2_i

What about the alignment of the brake bosses?

What about the alignment of the brake bosses?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By 2_i

No, no such experience here. What type of rim...

No, no such experience here. What type of rim brakes are you using? Is there a chance the rear brake is incorrectly set up?
06-12-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By 2_i

Depending on a bike I have used the Schmidt...

Depending on a bike I have used the Schmidt coaxial connector (https://www.perennialcycle.com/schmidt-coaxial-connectors-set.html) or variants of 2.8mm spade connectors...
06-06-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 927
Posted By 2_i

Wera here too as the set for most common...

Wera here too as the set for most common situations, but I also have a set of shorties for tight spaces and a simple ratchet handle with bits when ratcheting is called for.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By 2_i

On Brompton the front luggage attaches to the...

On Brompton the front luggage attaches to the front of the frame, which decouples the steering from the load. Many owners, and manufacturers too, adapt Brompton system to their folders because of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By 2_i

Update: I rode by now with the pack lightly...

Update: I rode by now with the pack lightly filled, heavily filled and medium. I rode uphill and downhill, sidewalks, street, gravel, etc. There was neither shimmy, nor other problems. Two suspension...
05-31-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,554
Posted By 2_i

This is strange. From the 2019 SDS for the Rema...

This is strange. From the 2019 SDS for the Rema #203-204-205 Vulcanizing Fluid:
Component* CAS # Weight %
Heptane, branched, cyclic and linear 426260-76-6 60 - 70
Acetone 67-64-1 20 - 25

From...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By 2_i

Delta dropped their surcharge for bikes that then...

Delta dropped their surcharge for bikes that then became treated as an extra suitcase. I am not sure whether this became the case for other airlines in their alliance, KLM and Air France. We had a...
05-30-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,554
Posted By 2_i

A can of Rema glue lasts years, if you seal the...

A can of Rema glue lasts years, if you seal the cap correctly. There is no problem getting solvents, Trichloroetylene or Heptane, that make the glue last forever. If you want to spend your life...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By 2_i

I rode again extensively trying to look for the...

I rode again extensively trying to look for the shimmy that Jipe mentioned, but there was none. Maybe the pack has at this moment too much load for that. The width is ~63cm. I'll be riding to work,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By 2_i

Yes, I rode quite a distance at night with the...

Yes, I rode quite a distance at night with the pack loaded as normally for work - around 13kg. My interest was in any sagging of the pack over the lamp, but it could have worked better than with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By 2_i

Commuting w/Backpack on Brompton (Other Folder?), Solved

Components: Osprey Stratos 34 (loaded to full capacity), Trigo S-Bag Frame (Ali), Scooter Carrying Handle (Ali)

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,872
Posted By 2_i

Olaf Schultz, the same who wrote the monumental...

Olaf Schultz, the same who wrote the monumental Thesis on bike lighting, described the construction of a folding rack for carrying panniers on Brompton, over here...
05-25-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By 2_i

The construction spray foam is likely to be too...

The construction spray foam is likely to be too rigid after setting. The missing chunk can likely be replaced with a piece of regular foam secured in place with a foam glue. This can be covered...
05-24-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By 2_i

The bike computer sensor reacts to the magnet...

The bike computer sensor reacts to the magnet passing by. The computer counts how many times the magnet passed and scales it with the entered circumference. Any wrong result must come from an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By 2_i

When we bought our first Brompton, there was only...

When we bought our first Brompton, there was only a handful of Brompton dealers active in the U.S., I think 3, each half a continent away from us. It was not a problem.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By 2_i

Can you afford, timewise, to go on a 3-day tour...

Can you afford, timewise, to go on a 3-day tour closer to home? This could help you making the decision and iron out some wrinkles if the folder were to be the choice. Obviously a folder will work...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By 2_i

The factor that you need to take into account is...

The factor that you need to take into account is of the worldwide shortage of bicycles now, see e.g. here (https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/apr/16/bike-shortage-not-going-away-anytime-soon/)....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By 2_i

It all depends on where you ride your bike. If...

It all depends on where you ride your bike. If you commute in the plains, few gears can be fine. If you take your folder into a hilly area, you need low gears or else you walk. On my principal folder...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,892
Posted By 2_i

I went only half as far on the rack side and only...

I went only half as far on the rack side and only a bit from the ear. The ears have been strengthened by a local frame builder already a while ago. Sorry for the poor angles.

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05-10-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By 2_i

Sure, you have to keep an open mind and a...

Sure, you have to keep an open mind and a nominally low-level technology can defeat a high-level one. Finns effectively fought Russian tanks by pushing tree trunks into tank drivetrains. Dropped tin...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,892
Posted By 2_i

I bought them both on Amazon and Ebay, balancing...

I bought them both on Amazon and Ebay, balancing the cost and anticipated reception time. E.g., you find them here (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G428VY9/) on Amazon and over here...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,234
Posted By 2_i

Thanks for this comment. I was just wondering...

Thanks for this comment. I was just wondering about the issue. In some remote past I had a repair made on a frame of my moped and the rear wheel ended up a bit misaligned. The result was of tires...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,892
Posted By 2_i

Oh, yes. Tons of travel and everyday use and the...

Oh, yes. Tons of travel and everyday use and the problem of buckling stays is gone for good.
05-09-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By 2_i

Bikes loaned to me in Africa commonly came with...

Bikes loaned to me in Africa commonly came with Dunlop valves and the Presta head of the pump I normally carry along worked fine on them. There is an item, though, that I carry specifically with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,234
Posted By 2_i

Is the conversion to Alfine 11 going to be...

Is the conversion to Alfine 11 going to be identical? Are there any reasons going for one hub or the other? I am just curious.
05-07-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By 2_i

The video starts ridiculing the use of bikes in...

The video starts ridiculing the use of bikes in military campaigns, but around WWI many armies employed them, https://bsamuseum.wordpress.com/ww1-military-bicycles-in-world-war-one-wwi/ . Full-size...
05-07-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By 2_i

What is all the other construction on the bike...

What is all the other construction on the bike for, in particular the tubes going above the rider? Is this for some parade? Construction for the sake of construction? (Sounds good to me :thumb:.)...
05-06-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,890
Posted By 2_i

Can you use bone conduction headphones? They...

Can you use bone conduction headphones? They leave ear canals open.
05-06-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By 2_i

Here you have the photo, showing the frame...

Here you have the photo, showing the frame supporting the bottom of the Basil. I used such frames for other loaded baskets and they have worked well for me. The rear of Basil has crumpled over time,...
05-06-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By 2_i

No, the outline of the basket bottom would sag...

No, the outline of the basket bottom would sag below the very center supported by the rack. The bottom of the basket deforms over the time. The sides deform too, but the process is slower and the...
05-06-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By 2_i

I also have Cento, though steel. In fact, I...

I also have Cento, though steel. In fact, I brought it from NL before it was possible to buy it on-line from US. Over time, I needed to build a platform, out of alu L-bars, supporting it from the...
05-05-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By 2_i

TA Axix has quite good sealing and replacement...

TA Axix has quite good sealing and replacement seals can be bought if they fade out. A radical backup solution is to go with ceramic bearings that become more tolerable cost-wise if bought from...
05-04-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By 2_i

Traditionally Phil Wood BBs lacked any sealing,...

Traditionally Phil Wood BBs lacked any sealing, other than in the cartridge bearings themselves, apparently being meant for Sunday fair-weather riders. I see that now that now they came up with...
05-04-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By 2_i

https://www.xxcycle.com/shimano-bb-un300-mountain-...

https://www.xxcycle.com/shimano-bb-un300-mountain-bike-crankset-bsa-68-1225-mm-d-nl,,en.php
05-02-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By 2_i

I stick with Worx Natural Hand Cleaner...

I stick with Worx Natural Hand Cleaner (https://www.amazon.com/Worx-All-Natural-Hand-Cleaner-Powdered/dp/B00ANU35DG).

...
04-30-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,763
Posted By 2_i

xxcyle (https://www.xxcycle.com/) has a...

xxcyle (https://www.xxcycle.com/) has a reasonable selection of dynamo lamps, quick delivery times and low shipping rates. My last item came in under a week time, for $5 shipping.
04-30-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By 2_i

Chain width changes with the number of speeds in...

Chain width changes with the number of speeds in the rear. The cage of the front derailleur may be adjusted to accommodate the different width and it should be particularly important for triple...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By 2_i

Again posting of the same question on multiple...

Again posting of the same question on multiple forums, disrespecting people's efforts who will be likely repeating the same advice. Thereafter it goes to the next level of mess, where advice received...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 457,712
Posted By 2_i

You need to bolt the tool to the BB spindle, to...

You need to bolt the tool to the BB spindle, to keep it in place. This VAR tool (https://www.vartools.com/en/bb-tool-for-shimano-and-isis-drive-var-p34.php) comes with all provisions there and for...
04-24-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,916
Posted By 2_i

The circuit is on the wacko side, but if this...

The circuit is on the wacko side, but if this setup works for you in practice, there may be no reason to change it.
04-24-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By 2_i

I utterly hate the under the bottom bracket...

I utterly hate the under the bottom bracket routing of exposed cables. Basically you subject them to operate in the state of pushing against sand paper. It has been the location for me where troubles...
04-23-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,500
Posted By 2_i

I thought I'd contribute a photo of my tube...

I thought I'd contribute a photo of my tube repair items that were not mentioned so far. I buy the glue in larger cans and dilute it when necessary. For road use I pour the glue in small glass vials...
04-22-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,113
Posted By 2_i

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04-22-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By 2_i

I know, but in an indexed system every ring other...

I know, but in an indexed system every ring other than the inner should have those. Maybe there is something particular about the specific crankset. In any case, without modifications the derailleur...
04-22-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By 2_i

I freely mix rings between brands. There is a...

I freely mix rings between brands. There is a strategy in finding optimal orientation of the adjacent rings for upshifts. I necessary, I tweak the derailleur's cage. I do not understand the ramp...
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