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06-24-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By 2_i

I ran, so far, only into one dynamo light that...

I ran, so far, only into one dynamo light that would not work off DC, B&M Eyc. Interestingly, I was unable to run that light off 60Hz AC transformed down to the vicinity of 6V. The only source that...
06-20-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By 2_i

Most dynamo LED lamps will work straight off a DC...

Most dynamo LED lamps will work straight off a DC source. Optimally this should be 6V, but those lamps normally tolerate significant voltage variations. I suspect that you could power your Edelux...
06-17-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
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) which covers all bases for me. Its only flaw is the size that can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 563,319
Posted By 2_i

I am not sure what the point is in perpetuating...

I am not sure what the point is in perpetuating this falsehood. The dimensions of the standard Brompton are 23"x22.2"x10.6" (https://bromptonbikes.com.au/frequently-asked-questions/) yielding the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 563,319
Posted By 2_i

Say what?! It is right at the limit while in a...

Say what?! It is right at the limit while in a bag. I fly with it on a regular basis just like hundreds of other people do. Commonly it is my main means of transportation at the places I fly to and I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 563,319
Posted By 2_i

From a quick check, that 'slight' increase in...

From a quick check, that 'slight' increase in size turns flying with the bike from what is practically a non-event to a major event. The 'slight' increase stays slight for ground transportation,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 563,319
Posted By 2_i

I put a lightweight motorcycle handlebar switch...

I put a lightweight motorcycle handlebar switch on handlebars of nearly every bike, even the one for visitors.
06-06-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By 2_i

Yes, if a patch leaks, just tear it off, clean up...

Yes, if a patch leaks, just tear it off, clean up the area and put on a new one. There is no shame in stumbling - you can become a master by practice and analyzing why you failed when you did so. As...
06-05-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By 2_i

Patched tubes that leak are either a consequence...

Patched tubes that leak are either a consequence of a structural issue, puncture next to the vent or damage inside the vent, or of incompetent patching. The number of the tubes that leak and the...
06-01-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By 2_i

Well, I switched to the linked housing from the...

Well, I switched to the linked housing from the cheap TRLREQ brand and it is the same for brake and shift cables and superior, mostly vastly, in other ways. Actuation is more precise, tight turns are...
05-29-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By 2_i

Take the nut to a hardware store and find which...

Take the nut to a hardware store and find which metric bolt fits. Any bolt diameter comes in a major coarse thread and one or two minor fine threads. A fine thread on an axle is likely. You can...
05-29-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
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
05-28-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,581
Posted By 2_i

You might replace the extender arm with one made...

You might replace the extender arm with one made by yourself, just an alu strip with 2 holes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By 2_i

The hook in practice is never in any perfect...

The hook in practice is never in any perfect position, because the stay on which it sits is usually bent out of shape in one way or another. Here maybe you could bend the wire on which the hook sits,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,581
Posted By 2_i

I am trying to recall... The mount for the hook...

I am trying to recall... The mount for the hook has a stiffening lip that forces you to orient the mount forward, as that lip interferes otherwise with the bridge to the rear triangle. However, for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,581
Posted By 2_i

If you refer to the chain hook in the photo, yes...

If you refer to the chain hook in the photo, yes I have it, but I could not make it fit Brompton. You cannot leave the bottom bracket cup hanging this much outside of the bottom bracket shell as in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By 2_i

Do not push the plastic, just bend the wire...

Do not push the plastic, just bend the wire underneath to shape with a couple of pliers
05-24-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,145
Posted By 2_i

The ancient capital of China, Xian, once was...

The ancient capital of China, Xian, once was surrounded by fertile fields, but the climate began to shift and the surroundings became more a desert, with Gobi, in particular, pushing down from the...
05-24-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 654
Posted By 2_i

I got the kit and the patches are thicker than...

I got the kit and the patches are thicker than those intended for tubes. Their rubber is a bit harder than that for the tubes but they lack any reinforcement beyond rubber. They may be good for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
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,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By 2_i

I do not think you need to worry about the...

I do not think you need to worry about the manufacturing of the bike. Brompton is very well designed and manufactured with a reasonable balance between the employed materials and what they need to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By 2_i

Well, when parishioners considering marriage...

Well, when parishioners considering marriage visited their pastor (Pat Connor - book author), seeking advice, he asked them the seemingly unrelated question whether their prospective spouse had many...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By 2_i

Just take it to a Dahon dealer for an overhaul....

Just take it to a Dahon dealer for an overhaul. The idea behind Boardwalk is of a sturdy, rugged bike. Equipping it with aftermarket parts of dubious quality will hardly impact weight but make it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By 2_i

With the information you provided, we cannot make...

With the information you provided, we cannot make definite statements but can make probabilistic. Most likely it is just the alu handlebar that got bent and its distortion interferes with the...
05-19-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,935
Posted By 2_i

You should try freight. Everybody who touches the...

You should try freight. Everybody who touches the shipment adds a charge and the last entity that releases your goods demands a 'facility' or something similar charge (better called ransom), that was...
05-18-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,935
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: 33
Views: 654
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: 33
Views: 654
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: 425
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: 43
Views: 2,581
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: 611
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: 14
Views: 693
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: 43
Views: 2,581
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: 1,489
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: 834
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: 781
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: 1,377
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: 2,212
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: 561
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: 576
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: 1,377
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: 6,625
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: 6,625
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: 672
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: 454
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: 1,222
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: 672
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: 1,803
Views: 563,319
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: 1,074
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: 402
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...
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