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05-18-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 636
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...
05-16-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 434
Posted By 2_i

The reviews...

The reviews (https://www.rosebikes.ie/rema-tip-top-tt13-tubeless-repair-kit-2674083#detail-tabs_tab_2) are good. i think these are worth trying just for the sake of trying.
05-15-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 434
Posted By 2_i

I have sewn such damage, but the stitch sticks...

I have sewn such damage, but the stitch sticks out and is vulnerable. I have used boots. You get temporary results and have to check the situation repeatedly. In the end, as others said, it is not...
05-14-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,992
Posted By 2_i

It is not clear whether the photos continue to...

It is not clear whether the photos continue to show the situation with the same hanger or the other. In any case, it looks like the hanger in the first displayed photo would work. The fit is not...
05-05-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 558
Posted By 2_i

I converted all bikes to segmented housing, out...

I converted all bikes to segmented housing, out of inexpensive TRLREQ beads combined with Jagwire liner. Cable operation is far superior, the cables are lighter, sharp angles are easy, the housing is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By 2_i

We have steel fenders on our Dahons. There are no...

We have steel fenders on our Dahons. There are no problems with them. They are certainly more durable than plastic.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,992
Posted By 2_i

I am not sure the particular tool...

I am not sure the particular tool...
04-26-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,365
Posted By 2_i

In Japan I was helped by a mobile bike repair, a...

In Japan I was helped by a mobile bike repair, a van with tools and parts. It was a bit of a happy coincidence, as it was called by somebody else. As I saw the van and repair done on a bike, I asked...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By 2_i

For the glue carried along, I carry small glass...

For the glue carried along, I carry small glass vials that get refilled with glue or solvent once in a blue moon. They last forever and dry out at barely noticeable pace. At my base I have tons of...
04-25-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 770
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: 1,107
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
04-22-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,570
Posted By 2_i

I went to a multitude addresses listed on the...

I went to a multitude addresses listed on the Dahon site for dealers in China in the Shanghai area few years ago and only 1 out 5 or 6 was actually there and this with a very meager Dahon stock. It...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By 2_i

With the option of increasing spring tension in...

With the option of increasing spring tension in Brompton tensioner discussed in another thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1248630-brompton-tensioner-chain-keeper.html), I thought I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
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: Commuting
04-19-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By 2_i

Similarly to others, 10 miles RT and occasional...

Similarly to others, 10 miles RT and occasional errands of 10 miles RT on top. I do not even think about being tired. Maybe if I particularly pushed myself, I could feel exhaustion, but I do not and...
04-19-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,515
Posted By 2_i

Fake KMC chains are present in the market, see...

Fake KMC chains are present in the market, see this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1220539-kmc-chain-authenticity-question-bought-taobao-2.html) with the participation of a KMC...
04-18-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,515
Posted By 2_i

Was that a bargain purchased on Ebay?

Was that a bargain purchased on Ebay?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By 2_i

Are you riding with that increase in the tension?...

Are you riding with that increase in the tension? Is the tensioner holding up fine? In my count, the modification you discuss increases the tension at the 3 o'clock position by extra 100% over the...
04-16-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By 2_i

The biggest manufacturer in Poland at that time...

The biggest manufacturer in Poland at that time was Romet, see the Wikipedia page in Polish here (https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romet). On the Folding Bikes subforum, there had been many posts by...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By 2_i

Brompton, Moulton and Bike Friday were all...

Brompton, Moulton and Bike Friday were all available for purchase in Beijing in a folding bike shop right across the street from my lodging. I doubt that the situation is any more challenging in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By 2_i

As I now have a quantitative assessment of the...

As I now have a quantitative assessment of the tension, it drops by just 25% for the tensioner arm in the 6 o'clock position, compared to the 3 o'clock, this for no modifications of any sort done to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 552,387
Posted By 2_i

I had that Minoura on my Brompton and what I can...

I had that Minoura on my Brompton and what I can say is that there had been kickstands there which were worse.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By 2_i

Interestingly, 53-36T on 20" gives about the same...

Interestingly, 53-36T on 20" gives about the same lowest gear, 1.08m of development, as I have on my Brompton, 1.03m, albeit with the hub getting involved. In my case, that lowest gear is needed for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By 2_i

I used a 2-legged Pletscher for a while but...

I used a 2-legged Pletscher for a while but eventually went back to a single-legged stand, but of a higher class than BF originally provided. I usually put quite a bit of load onto the rear rack and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
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
04-04-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By 2_i

Thanks for the suggestions. The smallest ring is...

Thanks for the suggestions. The smallest ring is 20T and the largest 50T, so the extra slack to absorb, compared to a regular Brompton, is 30T. I already dealt with such a large difference on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By 2_i

I think that the spring mechanism for the Birdy's...

I think that the spring mechanism for the Birdy's hook plays twofold role of protecting the arm on which the hook sits, when it ventures underneath the chainring, and of repositioning the hook during...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
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...
03-27-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,161
Posted By 2_i

When viewing footage from various disaster zones,...

When viewing footage from various disaster zones, it is very common to see a bicycle somewhere in the camera's field of view. After roads are broken by an earthquake, get covered by fallen tree...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,232
Posted By 2_i

Litepro/Week Eight Tensioner f/Brompton

An inexpensive tensioner for 2/3/6 Brompton is marketed on Aliexpress under the Litepro brand, but the brand printed on the tensioner itself is actually Week Eight. Its main dimensions are identical...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,992
Posted By 2_i

I have mine by now and it should work for single...

I have mine by now and it should work for single regular Brompton ring, with the Mr.TiParts' finger pointing at 3-5 o'clock.

My own situation is of 3 front rings, with the 3'rd ring very small and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,365
Posted By 2_i

Independence of the patch size (Coulomb law) is...

Independence of the patch size (Coulomb law) is certainly a good first approximation, but going into more detail a larger patch for tires will less likely skid than small. In winter or on sand, we go...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,992
Posted By 2_i

The Birdy III tensioner for bottom bracket does...

The Birdy III tensioner for bottom bracket does not fit Brompton, however this Mr.TiParts hook (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003744878803.html) may work.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,992
Posted By 2_i

Since I have been down this route, half of time...

Since I have been down this route, half of time the chain catcher will not catch the chain and, even after it catches, the chain can liberate itself during the transport of the folded bike. The video...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,992
Posted By 2_i

With so much tensioning so close to the ground,...

With so much tensioning so close to the ground, you are replacing one problem by another. You may even say that you replace a less serious problem with a more serious one.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By 2_i

Please report how the rack works for you, once it...

Please report how the rack works for you, once it comes in. The Ace products tend to be of low quality, but this does not mean that any particular will miss specific expectations.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,893
Posted By 2_i

Thanks, I emailed Bikegang about it in recent...

Thanks, I emailed Bikegang about it in recent past, but have yet to get a response. There was some confusing contradictory info on their site about not shipping Schlumpf/ATF to US/EU. I guess this...
03-10-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By 2_i

Metal levers can leave indentations on alu rims,...

Metal levers can leave indentations on alu rims, with sharp edges that can later bite a tube. They can cut a tube when trapping it against a rim. They can have sharp edges of their own. If rim brakes...
03-09-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By 2_i

My primary tools in taking off and putting on...

My primary tools in taking off and putting on Brompton tires are bare hands. Plastic levers help and make the work faster at critical points. Besides being a peril to rims and tubes, the use of metal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,893
Posted By 2_i

1.54m would be the 4th gear from the bottom in my...

1.54m would be the 4th gear from the bottom in my current setup. I need the second from the bottom to get on my way to the street from my mountainous work location, followed briefly by the first, to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,893
Posted By 2_i

Yes, I absolutely need the low gears. I even...

Yes, I absolutely need the low gears. I even changed from 50/30+/24 to 50/34/20, in my memory, because I needed still lower gears. I might do with 22T as the smallest ring presumably though. I need...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,893
Posted By 2_i

The Birdy III tensioner came in and it fails to...

The Birdy III tensioner came in and it fails to mount over the Brompton BB shell by a wide margin - not enough space. I thought that there could be interference of the mounting clamp with the brazing...
03-08-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 661
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,992
Posted By 2_i

What about the tire wear?. When I had a repair...

What about the tire wear?. When I had a repair done on a moped, that left the frame slightly misaligned, the rear tire started to wear off at a highly accelerated pace. It was not quite the fault of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 552,387
Posted By 2_i

This question was originally asked in the thread...

This question was originally asked in the thread Is there a Brompton style frame for 20 inch (406) wheels?...
03-04-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By 2_i

Let's meet here in a year from now and see where...

Let's meet here in a year from now and see where your project stands.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,893
Posted By 2_i

Bikegang - that seemed the safest option.

Bikegang - that seemed the safest option.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,893
Posted By 2_i

What about the Kamoya Birdy Cheing...

What about the Kamoya Birdy Cheing (https://www.kamoya-ne.com/?pid=45081145), that seems to be similar in concept to the Birdy III BB tensioner? Is there any experience with the Kamoya among the...
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