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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By bikebikebike

My first wheel build was to put a 3X9 hub into a...

My first wheel build was to put a 3X9 hub into a 20" wheel.
Small wheels are easy.
Took part of an evening , but was easy, if you have ever trued a wheel before.
Be careful with spoke length, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,822
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks from initial pic it looked similar, but...

Thanks from initial pic it looked similar, but the Montague pivots on the seat tube, and Fuji uses the seat tube to lock the fold.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/551198441881485066/
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,822
Posted By bikebikebike

Is this a rebadged Fuji folder?

Is this a rebadged Fuji folder?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By bikebikebike

16" and 20" bikes are twitchy.

16" and 20" bikes are twitchy.
It's the reason 29'ers and other 700's are popular. Makes uneven roads and hazards more of an issue.
The weight of the electric drive is a further compounding...
04-21-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,560
Posted By bikebikebike

Thought it was a good review. Nuisance as to...

Thought it was a good review.
Nuisance as to the paywall papers are putting up. Often a few articles a month are free.
PM me if you need a copy and are having trouble getting it.
The truck/SUV...
04-21-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,560
Posted By bikebikebike

NYTimes on Bike Safety

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/21/opinion/bike-road-safety-infrastructure.html
in Opinion by Farhad Manjoo
Riding a Bike in America Should Not Be This Dangerous April 21, 2022

Good review of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By bikebikebike

300 miles on mine has a bit of play, feels like a...

300 miles on mine has a bit of play, feels like a 1/16 at the handlebars, enough to notice.
Time to spring for a thin 36mm wrench
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By bikebikebike

I hate dead electronics, so often carry a spare...

I hate dead electronics,
so often carry a spare power pack/usb battery for the phone and found it will get my lights and bike comp recharged as well.
it's easy to recharge at stops as well....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By bikebikebike

How are headposts fully described? I have a...

How are headposts fully described?

I have a collection of foldies and everything is a search and often contradictory.

the use of catalogs (bless you, Thor) is as close as I get and there ain't...
12-06-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By bikebikebike

Silly bears, they are eBay listing numbers, not...

Silly bears, they are eBay listing numbers, not phone numbers.
Sez so right next to 'um.
No wonder you are a bit wary, weally wary.
Amazon and eBay are getting loaded with gotchas, fakes,...
11-24-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By bikebikebike

The Varia is pricey but as much as I find stuff...

The Varia is pricey
but as much as I find stuff to dislike about Garmin, once you use it they have to pry it from your hands
The lack of used ones on the market speak to that
It does a pretty good...
11-24-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By bikebikebike

What's wrong with these listings?

Found a series of similar listings on eBay searching for Treks.
Crazy baiting. poor english discordant data everywhere
The only thing of interest is the specific scam
1) eBay item number:...
11-06-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By bikebikebike

It surely is a cosmetic challenge. My only...

It surely is a cosmetic challenge.
My only concern is sorting out the pre-ISO bearing world.
I have the SheldonBrown break downs, but am still working out a way to identify parts for maintaining....
10-31-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks , guys. Pics are fragmented, but light was...

Thanks , guys. Pics are fragmented, but light was bad. It gets the idea across, and I can get more if needed
...
Forum: Foo
10-31-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,004
Posted By bikebikebike

Not trolling you guy , but the question is off...

Not trolling you guy , but the question is off base.
If you have bleeding that needs a discussion on fabric, then the perspective is off.
If there is serious bleeding that needs more than any cover...
10-31-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,048
Posted By bikebikebike

Mine is hard, not deformed. possibly had water...

Mine is hard, not deformed. possibly had water damage, based on the bike's rust pattern, or maybe just moisture without actual wetting.
Just feels like a hard plastic saddle. No surface damage or...
Forum: Foo
10-31-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,004
Posted By bikebikebike

OP needs a first aid course. Not this thread.

OP needs a first aid course.
Not this thread.
10-31-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By bikebikebike

Old Brooks salvagable?

I was just given an old '70's Turin Chicago 10 speed in about as bad of a shape as a bike gets.

Rusted , but ridable, $50 bike that needs $150 worth of parts and at least a day. Moving parts ok if...
10-18-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,278
Posted By bikebikebike

Lipo batteries are firebombs that store...

Lipo batteries are firebombs that store electricity.
You treat them with respect.
I don't care what they say on ES /:D

Ask the folks at Samsung and Sony.
Forum: Commuting
10-18-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,172
Posted By bikebikebike

Flashing lights , DRL or nite, catch the eye. ...

Flashing lights , DRL or nite, catch the eye.
A big goodness
I have a big problem with dark flat clothing on joggers and rollerbladers on the MUP when they are without lights , reflectors in flat...
10-18-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,412
Posted By bikebikebike

Lipo batteries are stored at 80% charge to...

Lipo batteries are stored at 80% charge to improve their life.
always need charging before use

Good thread
Replies: 28
Views: 11,177
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks I got a curb find 'early '71 step...

Thanks
I got a curb find 'early '71 step through frame suburban , in decent shape after decades in a an open garage ( surface rust and dirrrrrty)
tires held air !
I cleaned tuned and lubed it...
10-11-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By bikebikebike

All container systems have porosity to some...

All container systems have porosity to some degree.
We are after all, made of atoms , that are made of waves.
I remember the story of the "paraffin creep" that killed Scott in Antarctica and...
10-07-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks One concern on a lot of internet...

Thanks
One concern on a lot of internet "resources" is they are not attributed or date stamped.
Trolling through the available stuff, with my "Chemistry for the non science major" back ground of...
10-06-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By bikebikebike

Great thread. I have a 2016 low mileage...

Great thread.
I have a 2016 low mileage Cannondale Quick Disc 5 that I bought with a Bafang BBSHD mid drive.
Same kind of skip under load. Intermittent with throttle of this overpowered motor in...
10-06-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By bikebikebike

Is tire patch "cement" rubber cement or a...

Is tire patch "cement" rubber cement or a de-vulcanizing substance?
I seem to recall someone saying there was a difference.
Relevant as the Bestine is for rubber cement.
Basic as it is , if there...
10-06-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By bikebikebike

It sounds like base2's idea about a fixed RD...

It sounds like base2's idea about a fixed RD termination of the adjuster is best.For security you might cut down the 3 thread stub, so it doesn't put any more strain on the adjuster than necessary....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,366
Posted By bikebikebike

Hardware $ at that level is usually for finish...

Hardware $ at that level is usually for finish and weight
Wanna see low hanging , look at the 16"trikes with the setup. Idler looks like a training wheel with the long RD needed for a 30+ cog....
08-20-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,256
Posted By bikebikebike

Eh. Mommy's retirement fund. Same deal. They...

Eh. Mommy's retirement fund. Same deal.

They are too slow and unstable for the street and too fast for sidewalks.
Other than Darwinian forces, they end up in hospitals on insurance we all pay for...
08-02-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By bikebikebike

less than 500 miles, light use, though ,as I...

less than 500 miles, light use, though ,as I said, the BBSHD is overpowered and capable of 1500 watts (30Ax52v). PO may have flogged it , but the whole bike was real clean.
I use it as a pedal...
08-02-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,925
Posted By bikebikebike

Muscle metabolism is complex and there are lots...

Muscle metabolism is complex and there are lots of genetic and environmental variables.
Add to that inconsistent timing and input on the variables.
Lots of stuff becomes rituals, in the same way...
08-02-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By bikebikebike

Not trying to be dense, and I get just module...

Not trying to be dense, and I get just module swapping as a repair technique.
I was aware of differing things to look for in cassette wear, but was asking about what might be happening that would...
08-01-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By bikebikebike

hamcereal: Is there play in the derailleur,...

hamcereal: Is there play in the derailleur, hanger bolt or jockey wheels?

Mine has similar prob, very low mileage ebike with BBSHD mid drive that wants to shift/jump under load in middle gears....
08-01-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By bikebikebike

Black cap on many security skewer set ups may...

Black cap on many security skewer set ups may spin unless the tool is inserted.
otherwise it would just be a cap nut, and not secure the wheel.
May need to destructively remove the security skewer....
08-01-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,857
Posted By bikebikebike

I have used eBay a lot, and the scammers are...

I have used eBay a lot, and the scammers are getting better. When the vendor purposefully misleads , it is fraud, not clumsiness.
I would have given this last one a C+ on listing clues, a few...
07-30-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,792
Posted By bikebikebike

Latest scam is "‹S Shipping". Also seen scam in...

Latest scam is "‹S Shipping". Also seen scam in UK. so Origin not useful
Just burned with very poorly done "Shimano Acera M390" COUNTERFEIT shipped from US
Technically a FRAUD as if Ebay GAF
In my...
07-30-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,857
Posted By bikebikebike

Agree with most all the above. Burned on Ebay...

Agree with most all the above.
Burned on Ebay for COUNTERFEIT SHIMANO ACERA. RD
To be honest I would have been OK with a decent copy, but this was pictured labeled and advertised as real.
This...
07-28-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,925
Posted By bikebikebike

There is an old surgial maxim, " If you find...

There is an old surgial maxim,
" If you find more than one approach to a problem being used, it means that nothing is working.
It means everyone still has it wrong."

If you find the right...
07-28-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By bikebikebike

The wonderful thing about Standards, is that...

The wonderful thing about Standards, is that there are so many to choose from.
07-28-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks to all. You helped me clarify the...

Thanks to all.
You helped me clarify the question I need to ask of cable and device makers/vendors.
The Wikipedia page on USB Hardware, in the section on charging has the details alluded to above....
07-28-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,256
Posted By bikebikebike

The Handicapped Parking people figured that one...

The Handicapped Parking people figured that one out a long time ago.
Similar enforcement isn't rocket science, but like rockets, you have to launch it to get any use out of it.
07-26-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,560
Posted By bikebikebike

I wonder what proportion use them. The...

I wonder what proportion use them.
The sideloading sounds nifty, but hasn't been compelling and I imagine a VOIP cell could work.
Again ,even without the need to coordinate updates, It would be...
07-25-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,810
Posted By bikebikebike

My heavier '99 Trek 2100 has a 3x8 and works well...

My heavier '99 Trek 2100 has a 3x8 and works well for trailers and hills.
Same for my heavier trikes, going to 30 gear inch lows.
My much lighter bike a Giant TCR does surprisingly well on hills...
07-25-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By bikebikebike

Problems with external device power

Is there a problem with device operation that makes adding external power problematic?
Some devices, eg: phones, Varia lights, allow for this , yet many will not operate when a charging port is...
07-25-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,560
Posted By bikebikebike

Pretty much on target. other than ANT+...

Pretty much on target. other than ANT+ connectivity.
Phones are more costly and easier to damage in the bike environment, especially when they need to be frequently dismounted to carry from a parked...
07-25-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By bikebikebike

I used a similar system, that got me text...

I used a similar system, that got me text notification,
but then my pigeon flew off.

If you see him, he still has my GoPro
07-25-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By bikebikebike

I got my Moto mechanic a T-shirt that says ...

I got my Moto mechanic a T-shirt that says
"They All Do That"



I really think that all the devices need a Consumer Reports like chart of reliability.
Irate Folks seem to switch brands like my...
07-18-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,364
Posted By bikebikebike

Sorry to necro this, but it's tidier than a new...

Sorry to necro this, but it's tidier than a new thread.
5.5 yrs of use on my Urban 350. Perfect for commute/MUP or as a helmet light.
Bat failed at 5.5 years
YT guides for the 18650 replacement on...
07-18-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By bikebikebike

Propel Bikes in NYC carry the Bosch motored bikes...

Propel Bikes in NYC carry the Bosch motored bikes and might be a good resource.
Bosch uses the COBI in some version, looks like they tried to integrate it with their display unit.
It sounds like a...
07-17-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By bikebikebike

I think OP passed out

Or fell asleep, or tried what he was thinking of and something predictable happened after the first post.
Maybe looking for an alibi.
7 years on the forum and he still gots sum larnin' to do .
...
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